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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, taVf 13, 1010 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OF TIIK UvniniirrtCfTC YiK'fUI.D PAKE SEVEN THE LIVE STOCK INDUSTRY IS RAPIDLY ALBERTA NOW LEADING OTHER PROVINCES IN PRODUCTIONOF CA TTLE In Proportion, Alberta is at the Head, of the Raising is Very Successful in the District The estimated number of livestock in Lho wusteni provinces clnssus Al- berta firm in cattle and sheep, according to a statement issued-by the natural department of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Saskatchewan has more horses, cows und swlno, which is to be expected, because of the greater number of fanners iu that province, but this province leads all the others with lurgo margin in cattle and sheep. i Tho estimated number of lives Lock in the western provinces nt the close or last year fllilch Cows 183.974 The Dominion government liati givf.'ii encouragement to tho industry by offering to grade all the wool raised, and the aheop growers have taken up this offer, wilh the result tliat all their wool will be properly graded this year. Olio of the most succosoful sheep ranchers In K. C. Harvey, near Loth bridge, who has Imported the Horn- noy breed of uhcep, a new breed to bo trl'.'d in this country, and is making y. .success wilh it. The hag industry is receiving In- creased attention from the farmers of the district. Irrigation Schemes of the C.P.R. Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Other Cattle (JCO.OOO Sheep 50.SSO 40.404 .Horses The estimated value pur province in as Estimated Value December, 101f> Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta................................ British Columbia....................... CONTINUED FROM PAGE THH15E OP SUPPLEMENT Swine channel, and is used for a dls- 1G3.30S tallce of lcn miles, when it is again developed into an artificial channel, injies iong( called the Leth- bridge Branch. This supplies the land 10 the north and east oC the city of Percentage of Lethbridgo, and subsidiary branches all Canada have been constructed from it. One S.U'% 19.16% of these, the Chin branch, is eighteen miles long and supplies water to the Ii will he seen by the above state- industry have also grown. Many tor- ment that Alberta is rapidly taking its place as a live stock province. The farmers of southern Alberta and particularly the LeLlibridge district, have during- the past fow years, de- veloped the cattle industry tremend- ously along with their regular oper- ations in grain Particularly is this true in the irrigated districts. Herds of cattle have increased in great numbers throughout the dis- trict, the climate during the winter it.'airing It, ideal for winter outside, or with open straw shelter only. Thy winters are dry, with no rain, and the cattle winter well. Al- falfa is available at all times from the irrigated sections for Heeding pnii'- poses. Not only has the cattle industry developed hut the sheep and hog iners are going' into sheep raising on a small scaJe, while the larga sheep raiichera have made a big success of their efforts. Fifty thousand sheep will be trailed t'his year to the Con- rad camp where new sheds and nor- rats have been built ami at least pounds of wool will be shinned from this point.'.The the product will be over at prevailing prices which run between 25 and 30 cents per pound. There will be other largo cara'pa in Southern Alberta whero smaller bands will be clipped, but Conrad will be the largest single camp. Southern Alberta this year is expected to pro- duce pounds of wool, which should bring close to A sale made recently of wool at 26 cents a pound !H an of 14.SJ% tributary lamls of the country iu the neighborhood of Chin Coulee. Tho other Is fourteen miles long. Several HubEutinry hranches lead from it to connect with the tanners' laterals. The main canal of tbo system has now been enlarged to carry 800 cubic feet of water per second, the mile- age of canals and ditches operated being 230. The area under irrigation is about acres. In the spring of 1312, the Alberta Railway and irrigation Company In- cluding the iiTigation system, was acquired by the Canadian Pacific Railway, which how administers it as part of Its great Irrigation interests tinder the name of the Lethbridge Section. OTHER PROJECTS So successful have the irrigation districts already established proved to be that plans are now in contem- the prices that will be paid this year, j lotion which will extend the irri- A STABLE OF COWS AT ONE OF THE DEMONSTRATION FARMS OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT gation systems over a vast area in Southern Alherta, and which will place under water from to acres more of the very best land in this section of Alberta. The Dominion Government has ac- tively been interested in these Irri- gation projects and during the past year or two have had large survey parties throughout the entire dis- in fvhich irrigation is feasible, i making preliminary surveys of pos- sible projects with the result that tho water sources of the south will be tapped to the fullest extent by the most comprehensive projects which will render more fertile vast areas of I farm lands tributary to the city Lethhridge. The provincial government, too, has come to the aid of the farmers who want irrigation by passing an act whereby it will be possible for the farmers themselves to organize irri- gation districts, bond" their lands for the capital necessary, and manage tneJr own systems. Hitherto, des- cribed above, the C. I'. H. company has been, practically the only organ- ization to carry out tho work of irri- gation. Now many com in unities of farmers are taking it up, with the re- sult that irrigation districts are in process of formation. One of the most compn.'lionslvu of the Irrigation projects now in contem- plation la that known us the Leth- bridge Northern, and so far has this advanced that the surveys are prac- tically completed by tin.: government, and the farmers are now getting their organization under way preparatory lo issuing debentures. They have auk- ed the government, for financial ns- cistance, as Ihe prr-ict't is a b'g one. Tills project will bring water to acres or more lit the territory north of Lethbridsa. It was first mooted by one or two of the prom- inent farmers of that district and lat- er actively taken up in conjunction with them by the LfUhbridge board of trade, with the result tbat govern- ment surveys were hastened and the government has become most keenly interested in It The nutcr source be Okt rivrr, frum which water will be brought to irrigate the lands in the Iron Springs Pit-hire Butte, Maclecd and Monarch sections of the Lethbridge district. All these districts have turned offj immense crops of wheat during the past few years, but the irrigation will enable the farmers 10 branch out more extensively into mixed farming. I Another extension of the irrigation system which will enhance the value of a large area is that being made east of Lethbridge In the Taber dis-! trlct, where from to acres will be brought under water. This district has1 already been organ-! ized and the surveys made. It is hoped I to carry this project through, within a short time. Aside from these projects which have assumed more or less definite bliape, the Dominion government has! recently completed surveys which! show that from to acres are possible of irrigation to the J iouth-east of Lethbrldge, in a district at present more sparsely settled than the others mentioned. These new projects which will have their source of water supply from several large streams will make possible of irri- gation a tremendous area which will no doubt become tremendously set- tled as the project becomes more assured. Already the new lines of j railway projected through this area lave attracted a splendid class of settlers from the United States, some i of whom have made good to the ex-1 tent of ranking among the best of the farmers In the Lethbrldge district It may be mentioned that farms planted to alfalfa under irrigation are rented at annual cash rentals of to per acre, which, of course, ndicates that a much higher capital value is assigned to these lands than lor eimilar farms without irrigation. EDUCATION IN LETHBRtDGE Tli3 system of education in LeUi- bridge, carried out under the direction and In accordance wilh the policy of tho department of education of tho provincial govt, which has control of schools In Alberta, is the most mod- ern. There arc a total of 8 handsome large schools, and the instruction is given by the most highly trained teachers. Tins city has a school pop- ulation of over and everything possible Is done to give the children the niOBt up-to-daiu education. The large schools are all practically new ynd have been built in the most ap- proved way and equipped suing the most modern linos. ThOre is a high school, a marr.JrH training school, a kni'Jergarten aini the ordinary public schools. if) an active cadet corps organized among the hoys, IB taught military drill and physical training. It is expected that a third normal school will he established in Alberta for the training of teachers next year and.that Lethbridge will IK: tho locat- ion of this school. THE ROMNEY MARSH A New and Valuable Brand of Slieep Imported by R. C. Har- vey and Being Raised by Him with Great Success Near Lethbridge. Distributors of ROYAL SHIELD' D OF GOODS Complete Stocks of Staple and Fancy Groceries, Fruits Produce THE TRADE ONLY SUPPLIED Warehouses at CALGARY, EDMONTON LETHBRIDGE, RED DEER The Oldest-established and Largest Grocery House in Alberta Before You Build, or Even Re-paper Your House Let us show you-the Beautiful Effects, and explain the advantages of ______ using v MINING AND AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES: Barb wire, hog fenc- ing, lwy- bale ties, well casing, thresher belts, bar iron pipe, valves and pipo timings, bolls, rivets, otc., belting and hose, boiler tubes, wood spilt pulleys; waste and manil- la rope, wire rope, garloek packings, I i briok and" "fire clay, tools, gaso- Hnc engines, steam pumps, boilers, Penber- thy injectors and repair parts. AVER BOARD FOR WALLS AND THE HOUSE WARM !N WINTER AND COOL IN SUMMER- EASILY AND QUICKLY PUT FOR SAMPLES AND PRICES PURE WOOD IMPROVE ANY BUILDING- THERE ARE, 41 ..GREAT ADVANTAGES OF USING BEAVER BOARD ON OLD OR NEW STRONG We carry a full Stock of Builders'' Supplies BUILDERS SUP- PLIES: Lime, brick and tile, cement, nails, plaster, plate glass, fire places and crates, mor- tar stain, shingle stain, rooting pitch, building papers, prepared roofings, concrete machinery, struc- tural steol, corru- gated iron, metal- lic shingles and siding, sewer pipe, b o'ft vo-r board, heavy hardware. Also Mining and. Agricultural Supplies For sale by all Lumber Yards or direct from. J.B. TURNEY COMPANY, LTD. TELEPHONE 755. WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS. OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE, 1245 2ND AVENUE SOUTH. ALTA. SETTLERS If You Have Fanned with Deering and McCormick Machines somewhere else you will find yourself at home here in Alberta. It is as easy here as and new parts is just as and machines we sell in elsewhere to get machines you arc familiar with. Our service oil repairs thorough hero as it is anywhere else. '.Following is a list of the implements this part of Canada. DEERING and McCORMICK GRAIN MACHINES Bindera Reapers HAY MACHINES Mowers Rakes Tedders Side-Delivery Rakes Hay Loaders CORN MACHINES Binders Hiiakers and Shredders Corn Cultivators Ensilage Cutlers Corn Shelters TILLAGE IMPLEMENTS Disk Harrows Peg-Tooth Harrows Spring-Tooth Harrows Grain Drills Plows and Cultivators GENERAL LINE Manure Spreaders Kerosene Engines Kerosene Tractors Cream Separators Veasot Feed Grinders Hay Presses Threshing Machines Wagons Sleighs International Motor Trucks INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY CANADA, LIMITED Lethbriclgfe, Alberta ;