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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY DAILY HKHALU PAGE N1NM HOW MUCH LAND SHOULD YOU OWN A Parhbie from Leo Tolstot Which Is Applicable to The Lethbridge Herald is Indebted to President Mftrnoch of He Dorird of Tradfe for tlie Wo been thinking a good deal lately on the present economic sit and one what may happen tlie said We sometlmBU wonder what class of men and women are likely to be as ear happiness and contentment us ordinary mortals may over We had already i ln the economic crisis before the that a on his own little no matter how sirtaU his crops could at least by oaroful and fore thought food and ralnment for hlmseK aha hiH What i about aftertHe sooner or lateli fall from their pres entitled levels The faftiier con tents himself with a NvHIcd he can work largelywith his own labor and Wilth the assistance of Ills wll be the happiest Whoever owns and tries to work more runs a great risk of being swamped I by labor Some ohe or two larger owners will he able to get I but that will be just as j because they nro farmers and but because they have a xenlus for larger business and I tho management of labor and very I few farmers dro so t think we are about to discover the truth Vrhat Poor Richard wrote In his almanack He who by the plow would Himself must eitherhold or Our best rarmera long ago came to the conclusion that the closest ap proaqh ti thrift and safety in this district lay 111 a steadily pursued plan of summerfallowing not less than one third of their acreage each A Halfsection lends Itself admirably to that program a hundred acres sum a hundred acres first j years and a hundred acres In i a following grain crop leaving the I odd twerity atirea for barn yard and a This translation of a tale by I Tolstoi Is a parable that is worthy i of the attention of our it I Is ia very readable and entertaining Maybe with city tax looming ahead some of us townspeople may read a moral In ant to wait for half the when a travelling stopped ntj ahoms house to real and OecT his As they drinking tea the merchant trtlil Pahom he was on his way from the lands of tho whoro he had purchased somo five thousand acrps for which he pnld only one thousand Hahom questioned him and merchant told him how ho had miidtr friendswith tho KlderB by distributing it hundred rubles worth of dressing gowns and carpets u chest of and how ho Imd treated with land Cost only nbout twelve cents an He allowed nhd told Pahdm that bordered on a stream ami was fintf meadow land and us Iahom eofej llnued to nunstlon him hn There In plenty of Ihnd there yon could not walk over It In a till belongs to he and tho people an not Intelligent they are morn like I daresay yod might tho Innrl for Tims Paltom came to the sion that It would IIP unwlwfi for him to pny n thomirtml roubles for five hundred acres and shoulder a when could onsily get eviir so much morn for the same Pahom bow he could and JIM soon an the merchant was made prepara tions for Hn loft his wife at homo and took only hits Thoy stopped In bought of tea and some presents amf just tlifi merchant hud advised after travelling three hundred ho frahiR on the seventh day to the lands of the Just As Kverytlilng proved to be ns tlio merchant had told They found by the it did the pfcttphv on tho stiii side1 of a river UyiBg in fi carts they ate no broad not cintitvatQ their lamlsk and horses roamim aijout ho foals wnro tied to the carls and tho mares driven in ilium the mares and liie milk Into koumiss the women It while the men did nuiiiim lint drink tea and and play the Tlny looked sloek and and all me summer i long lived without I ie and did not but were quite good soon thoy saw Iahom they HUT rounded and an inieipriter was Pilhoni said he Ind come to buy linuti Ti them Vnhom was Inviteil tliclr bent seated on eMjiet supported with down a i and koumiSs wore him a THE PEASANT AND THE The elder sister from the city visiting a younger sister In the Tlie elder had married a the a While they were drinking tea and I the elder one began to j boast of her city telling how I well she and how neatly she rtreiiaed herself and her chlldrjGniV how bountifully she ate and and how she to theatres and The younger f i whose the life of tradespeople and praised her own peasant c 1 would change places with she Although we live plainly fear no You live but you either gain a great or lose all you It may happen you are rich one day and poor the We run no risk In our A peasants stom ach is but roomy we shall not become but WJB al ways Jliave The elder sis ter filled like pigs and you have enough to it is true but no household no gentle No matter how your husband toils you will illve and die In and your children will fara no What of that It is our But we are and so long as we own wnarb beholden to and fear no In the city you live surrounded by temptations today you are And tomorrow perhaps the fcjvll One may tempt your husband by or Then Is Dont such tilings hap Jiten the master of the was lying on the back of the brick listening attentively to their Thats he as wo have to work early j no nonsense enters our we have not enough but It I fear nil1 not the Evil Onehimself The Thewomen finished their put away the and went to In the meantime the Devil wag hid den behind the He had heard what and rejoiced that the peasants wife had made her hus band boast and say that did he but own more the Devil himself could not get All lie we shall 1 will give you more land that will be tho way to get What a good thing it would thought if 1 could buy land of my and build u houso on It How handy that would be And he thought how well It would be if hie were able to do he lived for five Hired more land and sowed it with The years wero the iulipm made Now lived Still he was dfssatlafleil at having to huy Unil or to betroubled in M7 way about For instance when njjpre was good land to the peasants hired at giving no oije time to buy and so prevent J him from getting what he want Once he and a merchant did biiy a meadow and ploughed but the former owners wenlt buck on their and so alt labor wag If he only possessed land in his lie would bo bo holdon to nobody and would envy no Pahom made enquiries whore lie could buy more land for hiniHulty he came across u peasant who was selling five acres cheap because hq was bankrupt find could not afford to keep They had ttlmout reached an understand ing and were about t conclmJu the bargain for fifteen hundred rqb a rouble is wortli about half normaltiiuog ibe peas nurJii killed and ho was regaled Theft hn took out Mia presents and distributed The llnshkira wove greatly Ilioy nnd toid the Infer pretrr to speak They wish mn to said tho fuy am pleased with you and Hint il Is our custom to liunor our guests find to mnlfo fbr have been gunerous to us now toll in what you would Ilkn to Siid I would liko licsi of Ml sonin of your We are ralhrr rather crowded on and bisldus it is You have plenty of and it ia rich 1 hnvn iifvor seen any interpreter translatid liis and tlie peoplo talked thu rnhoiii could uii dcrstnnd they uald lu only saw them talking and laugh finally they were silent ail looked nt whiie tlie interpreter They Wish mo to tell you tlmt they are willing to you all the land you like jus point out what suits you and it is Again tliuy talked the mutter ovtw and Iahoin saw they worn mil He asked the liilerpretcir what thoy disputing and he told him Hull some said they oiiRht to ask the Killers and that could no give away laud with his consent and others said that could act While they sllll discuss ing a man a cap of lox fur WHS seun All rose The inlerpreler This is our Inhoin at once took the dressing and five pounds of tea and pvesenled them to He heard and Bfifd In not Take whatnver suits Wff have plenty of land How can I take It thought Prti It ought to be They may say now II Is and inter take it away from am very grateful to lie II is true you havo plenty of and I want But I should like to know just how much will he mine ft had better be measured niul a died drawn You know we are nil liable to die at any although you are kind people to glvi me tho your children may it awny from The Elder will KVI you the and ns firmly as Said I heard that a merchant visited and yoi save him land ami n title should the Tlie Kldei ON PAGE Nilson Tractors Good Tractors Built for long Mechanism all running in Dust Great tractive ability with light Not a soil All parts designed for rigorous Nilson tractors carry no dead Prove by investigating these Repair Parts at Lethbridge and Calgary HEIDEL 416 FOURTH AVENUE LETHBRIDGE The Tractor thats Better APPY FARMER 1224 3 PLOWS PERFECT LIGHT AC SHORT SURPLUS POW STEEL CUT RUNNING IN HYATT ROLL ER SELFGUIDING IN HIGH AND CONSTANT WILL DO ANYTHING OTHER TRACTORS WILL DO IT WILL DO MORE AND BETTER WORK THAN THE BEST DEALERS SELLING HAPPY FARMER TRACTORS GET THE CREAM OF THE THE NET i The Perfect Kerosene All Farm Work The Happy Farmer burns kerosene or The twin horizontal cast en bloc motor givesji guaranteed power of 24 on the 12 on the at 2 Mechanical force feed Atwater Kent Cut steel spur HYATT ROLLER BEARINGS throughout in dustproof Double drive on rear Cast one piece unbreakable Automatic Swinging type drawbar no side Total Happy Farmer Tractors easily the leaders in 1917 popularity arid they willholcltithe lead in 1918 Territory is going get in the GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE HAPPY FARMER IN THE Happy Farmer Tractor Ground Sherlock Seventh Street Lethbridge Dygerts Prizewinning Percheron and Belgian Stallions These Horses won the following prizes at Calgary Horse Show First and grand championship and reserve championship in Belgians championship in two year old Belgian championship and grand championship in Belgian marcs second and third in Percheron championship and reserve championship in three year old Percheroris second in four year and fourth fifth in agec Only U Stallions and Mares Left See These Next Week The BvlylHin marc which took the championship is Lady from famous Carnot and tins taken prizes all having captured prizes at the international show at A fine Belgian recently sold to QfWTIth of T for This stallion Was iirud by the famous Old the greatest Belgian that ever li You should one of these Our prices and terms DYGERT WRITE OR PHONE ALT BARN ON THIRD OFFICE 634 NINTH ;