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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATl'JWAY, MAY 1, KliS THE LKTHPHIOCIK DAILY 11KIULD PAGE NINE HOW MUCH LAND SHOULD YOU OWN? A 1'arMile from Leo Tolstoi Which la Applicable to Alberta. 1 ou a uni und was lius j ike land; and ;ia I'uUoiti lu nun ho lOri'ty of thurt walk over it in a you year. i, and The Lethbridco HeruM is liidoMed is Marnot'lt of (tie Hoani of Trade (or tbc fallowing story. "We have all bo Pit diluting a fiuod deal lately on the present economic sit- uatloti, and one wliat mny happen (lie saltl 'Mr. .Mamooli. sometimes wunder what class of men and women art likely la be happiness and conlenlmeul a3 ordJuarj mortals may cvor.-be.. liad en the vt'onouiSc] crisis before the war, thai a on bis own little farm, no mailer how Ills were, could at least Ly careful manage me ni and tore- liiciuKlit ppjvRta (6od ralnmenL lor himself'aiid his family." 'What i about afler'the war. wheirprkVs will. aut to wait Jur half merchant at house 10 real imd feed his liorees. As they ea( tfrJiiKittg ic-a t'hattlnic, the merchant told i ft lie vfA? on his way from Ihe lauds of Hie; Hitskkfrj. wlu-re he iiaJ purchasetl some five tlioasand acres tor which paid only one lliousanil .roubles, ftilioiu qufetiiowMl him and the- ineirbuiit tuJd Mni he had wade friends'wish the by distributing rubles' worth ol dressing, gowns carpets and u chest of tea, and v bo haJ wlili wine. The land 'cost? Htm -only about an -aero. He showed or later; fall from their proa- t'tit high lerglB? fatmor.who ton- U'Hls MuiEeLt with a half-section, which he can work lurRely- with his own labor anil with tbe ussls In uf j Ms family, wll be the happiest man. Whoever owns and Ides to work inure ruus a great risk of being swamped by labor troubles. Sonic tnie or two larger owners will be able to get j biK that will be thun, Just as because, they fanners j im'fib and stcurtc, liut because they have a gentua for larger uuslness and jilio management of labor; and very I few farmers aro so endowed." "I think are about to discover the.truth of. what Poor Richard wrote in his almanack; "He who by the plow would thrive. Himself must either'itold or drive." Our liest tarniera long ago came to the conclusion that the cloiest jiroach, to thrift and safely In t this district lay Iti a "steadily pursued plan I or summer-fallowing not lean than one i third of their acreage, cadi year. A j half-section lends itself admirably lo filial prograul; a" hundred acres sum- merfallovr, a hundred m-rcs first year's wheat, anil a hundred acres in a, following grain-crop; leaving the lorlfl twenty acres for bnililinga, J yard ani) a pasture." ThU translation of a tale by Leo I Tolstoi IB a. parable that is worthy ot the attentlo'n of our f armors. U very readable and entertaining I talc, anyway. iMaybo with city tax [.sales looming ahead Borne ot us tnvfnsiJEOple -may read a moral In lit ;too, THE PEASANT AND THE DEVIL. The older sister from the city v'stttQS a younger sister in the country, Tiie elder had married a merchant, the younger, a j While tea 'and I chatting, the elilcr one licgan to j boast of her cily lire, telling how I well she llvoil.. anil how noatly slic i rtresiscd ancl her" vliUflijPaV bountifully nnd drinK. iantl how she went, to theatres and The "'younger whoso''.priije. jvas, .crlttcfzod the life of (her own peasant life, "I would hol-.fJiange places ivith she saId, ''Although we 1 ive ,wd fear no one; Yon live littler, hut you either gain a great ideal, or lose all you have. It "may happen tUai; aro rich one day and poor the neil. We nin no risk In our tfustntss. 'A peasant's stom- ach is lean, -but roomy'; we sbaH not become rlch.-.Iiut we shall, al- ways jhavo enotiglK" The' elder sls- ler "Yea, llko .and calves', you enough In eat, it Is true; but no household comforts, no gentle riianuers. matter how .much your husband tolls yon wll) rltvo die' (n squalor, art! your children, will faro- no, he I "What of that? It Is our life. But are safe, ami as we own land, to and fear no one, the clly you live surroimdcrt by ;temptations; to-day you aro 'sale, jind tomorro'w perhaps the Evil JOn'o may tempt your husVind by i cards, or or. women, Then jail is lost. Don't such things hap- i vPahom, the' muster of lhso house, Jwiis tying on the back ol the brick HatenJog attentively to their conversation. "That's he said, I "as wo have to work Irom; early i childhood, no nonaenae enters our ,Trno, wo havo not enough land, hut fl .wo- had, I .should foar nbl thn 'KVll Ohe'himself.' The Tempter'. The'wonieV finished their away tlie diahRs, and wont to hed. In the meantime tlio Devil was hid den hehind the stove. He liaU hearrl what was'said, anil rejoiced that {he peasant's wile had made her hna- bind boast anil say that.did he but own more land, the Devil hlniael! could !not get him. he thought, "we shall SRC. I will gtvo you more land; tlint will-be the way 10 gel a good thing it would thought Paliom, "II 1 could buy ol my own. and Imlld a liouse. on it How handy tliai Anc lie thought how well H would be- f were only' able to do so. ;Thiis -he lived for five years lUrcd nmro land and sowed it with wjioat. The years prosuerou3 ino fine, snd, I'flhom money. Now ho" lived ivejl. Still he was dfssal.Ufied at Imvhig lo hnj gVadlially, or to tny way about it. Tor Instance whfn th_pic was good land to ho had, Hi' hired lt> at giving n orto lime to buy it, and so prevcni ed him from gelling what he want cd- Onco ho' nnrt a- mwchant (lit buy aiineadow and ploughed It, hu tile for'mdr owners werlt 'back on their and so afi labo was lost. If he only posacapcd Ian In hla own, right, ho wouhl be he holdcn to nohody nnd wpiiM env; no one, I'ahom made, where h could huy morn latnl for hlmR Fl.tallt, he. cflmo acroaa a. pfin ivho wafl aclitng Ifvc hundred acre ohnop hecailER ho was .'banknipt fin could not afford to keep" them. The had til pi oat reached an nnilcrfl Ing and were about to conciiido th yfgnln fftr fifteen -hundred rub (A rouble Is worth about hnl i the the and "loliT Patiom that you V-uiiM nut U nil bel iieuule itre uui I LIllKllt gt't till? Thus sion thai it non him lo ju.v 'A l'u five liiiiidrcil acr n.y ubkvJ .our fUiloin to iuiior our KUi'sis, ajiii: V-'-TL- .to niti'.i' rtiurns like; jioJnr o'..t what suits nor agreed. wLat tUey li'gul. ;nid lit1 not? Takti whatever suiin; yyu. have yltnty of land" 'How can 1 n'Kif ihonglil Pa- liom. "H uusIn Ui" They may say nyw it is mine, aiid Isacr lakt it away from grateful in you." he .--.nij. li i rue you iiavo ylemy of Uuit, and t want but Ulilc. ilut I like 10 know just liow ukucl measuiod and mid. tlons for He lefi hh wUe lound. 5aid iu und luolt only Jiis wurkuun. j uumo to buy Kind. TL: Tlit-y stopped iu lowii. uuugM them; 1'uLom ivas Invii'-l o( tea yresentn and whie. best cart, seated on jurt as tnerchaut bad advised; suyiKirled with ilown then, yfu-r tnivelliim tliroe and koumiss were I drawn uj'- Vuu fetiow we u1. you ivould iikr lo tDiiLl uo: Un-1 lo die SI uny niuiii of nil i out tiij t'O'isi'iU" ;niil othfr> saij you art; kiail [Jtuy! tit your h'.nd. att- iatU'-ri thvy i-uiiM ni'L wlijjuiit i MU-'li'-iiiK l'H' laud, your childreu t-i-owiUd tm ctirsi. amlljer-UK's UjUhii. !c siJIL away (roiu me." rxliaiisu'J. You liavf [il'jJiEy uf it.lhix rtiu.i '.vktni't; a cap u! :tix 1 '1'hc Ktder hugiied. A'e will give U is rii'li; I hiivp n.-vcr any j fur lllt' antl il liki- it." i I. imvrprviti 1'abom. "I hcanl 'i h'j intensie'.er Jiis .-jid. "Tiila is Lliat u merchant visited you, and yov u'oi'd.i and itit- T'Cuple tiUkod tin-: uni'i- rojk T Li- nn I t-s, lit- caiiie on tin; Eiiventh duy to UK; of (tie DitH'ikirs. Just As Stated. Kveryihlng jirovcd ty be as- nitrclianl hud lold them. They fc could not uu- i thty sitd; only j tljf in I ill kins and laugh aud five lunt land and a tilLe di.'eci lute i be same." The ilu'in 10 him, He lic-ml all. I--------------------------.------------------------- viilil in ttusdiuu, ON PACK pa are Good Tractors Built for long life. Mechanism all enclosed, runmng'in oil. Dust proof. Great tractive ability with light weight. Not a soil packer. All parts designed for rigorous _. _ -.-Nilson no dead weight. Prove by investigating these tractors. Repair Parts at Lethbridge snd Calgary Win F. 416 FOURTH AVENUE S, LETHBRIDGE Tractor that's Better M ER 12-24 3 PLOWS PERFECT BALANCE. SIMPLICITY, LIGHT WEIGHT, AC- CESSIBILITY, STRENGTH, SHORT TURN, SURPLUS POW- ER, STEEL CUT GEARS, RUNNING IN OIL, HYATT HOLL- ER BEARINGS, SELF-GUIDING IN FURROW, HIGH ANO CONSTANT PLOWING SPEED. WILL DO ANYTHING OTHER TRACTORS WILL OO IT BETTER. I WILL DO MORE AND BETTER WORK THAN THE BEST HORSES. DEALERS CELLING HAPPY FAP.MER TRACTORS GET THE CREAM OF THE THE NET PROFITS. -Does All Farm Work The Happy Farmer burns kerosene or distillate. The twin cyl. horizontal cast en bloc motor givesa guaranteed power of 24 h.p. on the belt, 12 h.p, on the drawbar, at 2% m.p.h. Mechanical force feed oiling. Atwater- Kent ignition. Cut steel spur gears. HYATT ROLLER BEARINGS throughout in dust-proof :cages. Double drive on'rear wheels. Cast'steel, one piece unbreakable frame. Automatic steering. Swinging type drawbar; no side- draft. Total weight, Ibs. Happy Farmer Tractors were easily the leaders'in 1917 arid they will holdtihe lead in 1918 sales. Territory is going get in the running.. GET-ACQUAINTED WITH-THE HAPPY FARMER IN THE FIELD. Tractor Co. Ground Floor, Sherlock Buijding. Seventh. Street S., Lethbridge ercfieron and Belgian Stallions These Horses won the following prizes at Calgary Horse Show First and second, championship, grand championship and reserve championship in Belgians; championship in year old Belgian; championship and grand championship in Belgian marcs; first, second and third in Percheron mares, championship and reserve championship in three year old in four year olds, and fourth and filth in aged Percherons. .j The Belgian mire which look Iht ehampiotishlp is Uady Carnot. from Iht f.imcus S40.0M Ca'rnot end has.tslren priics all cianlry, having captured prizes at the International show al fchlcrgo, A fine Belgian racently sofd lo fefffilh Bros., of Travtrt, for This stallion sirjd by tht famous Old Paul, thJ ercatest Beigian -.liat over livei (You sKouH secure one of these horses. Our prices and terms tfiiiprotccUybu. Only 11 Stallions ancl Left See These Next Week WRITE OR PHONE 530, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA, BARN ON THIRD AVENUE, OFFICE 634 NINTH ST. 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