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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE THE I.F.T unmixiK DAILY IHUUSATION DEVELOPMENT NUMBUB SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1910. boon ami sold. couM have shed. Ha nas found lint In out win- 6 test looe aud as wide as the nest, tho Davidson (arm are doing line for ALTA.' STEER MAKES RECORD wvn "Old tor (5.000, and tu 191S for ter the cutler has saved the price hen aud her yard, was irrlxotiou gives B necessary supiily "o! (0n0ivInK Is copied from the. bual Hi'W is dlra above the of itself in benefit lo the stock. ed by a board and over all tuo yards moisture. These troes not only en- livestock report ot Clay Rooineou t aw realized trom the seed farmW8 wives after a vlijt to a Mlre stretched to Iteeii hauco the beauty of a farm laudscapo Co., Chicago, dated December from SOO acres. (he Davidson home would not he sit- lo the hawks out. bui Mop to shelter tUo Lome. ,.0u Friday of last week our Chicago The secret of success with timothy Is50j mi dome was also equip- Another wprlt saver for tho women Hulh Mr. and Mrs. Davidson aro eu- house had the extreme satltfactlou o! is tn fcnowlag wtu'ti tu cut it for seed devices hsre provided to It the way the englue In, the pres- thuslastic. over Iho advautugcs o( icrl- soiling ft cross-bred Shorthorn aud __________________________ _____ so as not to lose by shelliu? save the work ol the folk. Kor sure link dugout is conuccled by cation uud grateful for the-way it has Hereford wuitelaco ateer fofvWi H. j ii of ihr'o cood and it is also essenlW to linow how Hampte one of the stmpliest sasd per- of a belt to a imlley at helued them on successful I'oyuter Sous. Monitor, Alberta, Can "It can have dry land pasture lion be would sure ol good fg jhrejh so aj ,0 th, hun cn eBdsa, ilep ,.Teri for lh. conwr of the house, where It turns A ttsll lo the smote hgusrf ada, weighing pounds at 118.75 well and good, but we want irrigation "ops iu three jjtars. so Jhe prlce about a ceul (srm WOQUn poultry u tit' waihlog aniTlhe churn, and cellar revealed a supply o! per eivl.. Iho highest price ever paid to insure feed for winter" declared J. Timothy seed Is the sivmlty crop mon) per (or Along CM be used to luru things good to eat and all home for u range stcor ou any market. The the Davidson fsrm. where there is banesims the timothy he ja nm9 boxes sheltered tanning mill The thrcshliiK home cured or home preserved steer was 3 years, and 6 sets the binder so as to leave a toed [rOm the storm by a brosd several machine Is equipped lo throtb either products, also tho hiding of branded aiid anil was one thk-X stubble which is valuable lor were bus.t brooding on egss or graiu or grass seed. Raising Herefords and Growing Timothy-A Good Combination McD. Davidson of Coatdale to the HeraW iCprcsenlative who touuii him busy preparing c dividing box la his lieM'for the four-way separation of ihe flow of irrigation water ihrouga the field where a leveller was at work on tie surface o( the seeded field. "Is all ihis worth ask- ed fhe reporter. 300 iu timothy which yielded CiU'OO ul reirlsaiieJ imiolhy seed In ISIS, wbile iu iby prev- ious were 90.000 1SU, :bs. in 1916 with 45.000 lo in previous six L'p to he has been 10 seed but lliis ywr he hs5 been sell- ing hii crop direct r? giving ID-reply Mr. DjviJson stared till he then ihe benefit ol the middleman's got his breath and then burst forib. in cpnimissioa. a torrent of words vindicating the ad- KiKris ssy thai Southern Alberta vantages of Irrigaium. The Sow of and belter seed than came so forcibly that all can raised elsewhere the could remember was the :can the last two ivorlh-vhile-apss of the wart of irrl- years Ihe ctvp of tituotby seeu has gat ion for "without irrigation U roiahi uctieJ "Air. Pavldson about por be poaaible to lose a and a crop acre, while the bay auJ pasture led a set bacX for two years, for the stock ate additional valuable It the farmer misses a crop third features. year he breaks even, but wiib irriga- Tu 1917 the hay left after the seed The Coaldale Nurseries Among the imponact far- iiulusiriei ot CoaWale is that of the Mitchell Company. MmJteil, have a nursery planta- tion or 110 vritb a frontage of a mile ,Klon? tho track about 3 hall- tnile vcfsi oi ihe ?iation. It is ose of the most important Because .rues anil whether for shelter or play suoh an itii- poriant pan in making the former iuio a home- land. Someone has said 'What is home without a bnl mother would: say that and Fhrubs fbould make a part of die Byrne gar- den or surroundings. Till? industry of supplying trees and shrubs for the cherry trees, some of which were al- ready !ti btoom. As the white (Jakes winter iJtM'ire for breeding stock. which ]p mm to increase tbe fertility of tlie rjpsdow. He starts irrisuting the meadow as as the water comes aui irrigates at intervals till three weeks harvest when the ground must be dry enough for binders to run. Tbe tim- othy "is i-ui in August and af- ter" harvest irrigated again with one goo4 soaklns in the fall so as lo get thfeAtuer- the startoi to groy (or the winter pasture. The growth ot the grass stoics at freeze yp, but tho cattle feed on the grass of the (rost cured mcatlow and teep on growing fat through the Then" In Apry as ?oon as Ihe frcM Is out tlie growth of ftaris help can be secured, manure is hauled out on the meadow but ihe stocft to fer- tilise the field while pasturing there- on. The meadows have been left seed- Vd to timothy for years and the oldest srass ij doing the best now. This year he expects to seed 100 fach had a yard about The shade trees and shelter belt o r for on an irrlgclcd farm ot a load of 331 lieaus that sold me u are leau >'ears- same 4t '16'0cv cwt' ftlfon the whHe petals v.-hich he was to alfalfa, tor it is tho stuff to tenderly, In smiled, for raise for cheap production of. fat the snow was coming before the buds were fuilv opfn and yet there hope thst the clinging wet snow would and when mixed with llmothy it would yield a higger crop of seed. >ui_ _.........___ There is no need of sunimertsllow- (orui Tproteclioa'fur the' tender fruit an irrigated firm to'get rid of Efrm within. Nest lie touched the weeds lor instead'of summerfauow- cn seme v! tbe trees and trans- ins, Mr. Davidson Just plows: up a patch of meadow and seeds to grain while seeding lo grass a similar port- ion of grain land. Thus he gets crop the code wrltmg as nieauicg "Karly Very For. each tree has Us pedigreaj record liroudeJ on a Uttle bibel wired to the irunk. A Eroci 100 per cent, of the brief inspection was made of sDine year. of the plot.! snow was now He has irrigated for grain but getiily falling, while at the edge of the nursery the trees ihe shelter homes of the prairie is Car-reaching ucH were blowing ia a Tvay to inili- becauee .already the business is ex- cat e a hurricane. In one plot were lending, according to the report ci the :bpU5aoii5 of berry in another shipping from Colitis, ua jaa orchard of crab apyle trees, and Grille in others trees and shrubs vines used (or ornamenting the groundsJ Back at the buildings the mea were to Athabasca and Hrarie. on tlie conh. and from Win nlpej.Voa the east, tg Xelson. D-C- at ibe west, or, briefly, all across three finlsbing their day's work. The proTinces and part ot a fourtb. daughter iras hurrying her Shetland Befare risiting the nurstrr the pet into shelter, and Mr. jMItchell, on writer had no idea of the extensive lhe principle of safety first, deman- business carried on there. At the itraled his pioneer prairie experience time of the visit a storm which be- -s-hen he lasswd toe top of the tent fan'-frith rain and later chauged to pole acd roped it securely against the CEQW was just bursting over ibe Coal- wind. In tit; cookhouse tbe China dale district. At tbe dcor of tbe ship- man "had supper-en, the stove and the ping aud packing room'a wagon vtzs table set for the crew of nurserymen just being unloaded ot its hayrack dining-room a recent fall of sapHngs, end in oiber sheds ly-returned soWier son. bearing the and buildings and 12 a large tent ver- badge of oh honored. was chat ious kinds ol-trees and shrubs ting happily at the fireplace. After ire re being labeled, -wrapped ami sapper Mr. Mitchell wrote the racked in boxes padded around -ihe cle published elsewhere in this paper f Inside with A stack of these Rows ot sunflowers- had to be used without thought of Injut) In another empty boxes stood in the yard, giv- at the outset to form a windbreak for corral are a number ol young bulls ot ing one the impression of an under- protection o( the plantation of cot gool breeding ms taking establishment, for tlie big tings and seedlings, but now there is ot famous .aristocratic'. crates are a little larger than lhe shelter grown qaite sttirdr ce t "Mr help- touch box for a coffin. When pack- in tbe ten years. ing to improve the quality.of-the t'd lull of trees, sirubs or wet moss In the nursery tbe chief trees found m ihi part ot the But II he was inds'e are so heavy that rollers are are as follows: on a dry-land farm he could" only kse'p used to move them around. Before Shade trees: Russian Poplar, Cot- being put into tbe boi the tree or ton-wood, Alberta Poplar. Manitoba shrub 13 root-soaked in a puddle ol Afaple, Lautfel Willow; Golden raud; .and for packing a carload of Russian Willow, Caragana, Ash, niois'bas been shipped from a muskeg Mountain Ash, American Elm, White farmer? cut their farms down to tao proper size it will hot be necessary lo irrigate grain whea it Is growing, for fall irrigation will be sufficient for the grain field. lo bis live stock Mr. Davidson has specialiied-nh Herefords with 2 very fins herd headed by.two fine animals: Huga Fairfax, son ot Perfection Fairfax, cooEidered to be. one ol the greatest ol Hereford sires on tbe ericaa continent. Dare, sired by Paragon nth, an Anxletjr line brfid bull among tbe be t ftire on Uje continent, Hugh now and Prince b5 The e two jear-old calves have been ;alfhood and were pasturing .together iu the pasture neap-the. barnj.'- Like they occasionally pattheir heads together phTfyn) being rare- fill to iqcV their long horns a few milk cows and would bave tcf be 'pulling leather to keep .iu the busi- He raises a carload of hoga in a. 'year for i satet) outlet for any p l writer bad-travelled for days overrthe Billardii. Yillosa Lilac, nruskeg trail''and muskeg, Persian Lilac of less than no yaloe. but here an Roses, grown from their own roots actual carload'-'of muskeg moss had and not grafted, so thai if frozen hfcfen bought J_B order that.the prairies iliey. will come again with the ct .Western: Canada might be plant- of bloom. id In 'some other .parts Creeper. American o? Alberta j'there Is aburitJance of Ivj, Native Clematfs, Hop roots, muskeg moss.'enough to keep the tree- Perennial plants: Larkspur, supplied'for centuries. But Afparagnij.Rhubarb. Iceland Poppies a this one, nursery shipping station Oriental Poppies, GHJardia, Tiger Li1 in ten yeafs after its first ies, Ribbon Grass, Bleed' cuttJDg begin to grow Its shipments- ing Hearts, -Sweet William, Peonies, are already''" being sent out to 201 Golden Glow and other varieties, points or distributing centres stretch- Fruit Tress Ing across (our provinces; WGO knows Apples; Duchess, .Yellow Transpa- liov many more'-tarloads .of ra.uskes eht, Hibbernal te'bought by 'this1- firm ''Crab Hyslo'p, Sylvia, Jewel for wrappers ..for their .and tbfl years conie' i Sihali Iruits: Currauts, three'kinds As long water rons the "trees three kinds; raspbe can kinda. rtistricts, and" as long as the grass Pftiiis: Manitoba Selected Plum. grows in Ibe west there will still Compass Rocky demand for trees, and, wriiitf success Mountain Dwarf, is being realized with trees planted Mr.--A. superintendent ot on non-irrigated land after a the growing department at Coairtai0 preparatory .-summerfallow, yel the 13 wfeil Known over the west, proposed extension of irrigatioTi over been connected with various Southern (Alberta will steadily in- cultural and forestry wbrk .of the crease ihe demand for trees acd emment in former years before tak- shrubs of all kinds, and the success Ing up ihe-woric at Ihis.ifuraery. The of irrigated crops .will assist the farm- salvs office of the company at Calgary ers to finance tiie purchase of still is in charge of C. D. Smith. rqore trees and small fruits for their __ _ _ ___: farm nomes., is'arranged in block's. with a surrounding shelter belt of trees was found by tfae i malce ft rery effective wind- v break even.iri tfme of one of the must severe storms tver the spring in the west. Mr. Mitchell was found back among his trees with a plttcked caragana in his hand arid glancing from the sky of an orchard need not be sacrificed, ,He finds irri- tation an estra advantage in supplying the succLlent nutritious grass for and pig Alfalfa is found to be the best for this. The hog raising farm and packing plant with its hams hanging in house or cold storage room are aide line ture of lhe low' cost of on an irrigated farm f A. cafisfactor> works system water from the mountain is po sible on ihi irrigatel prairie terjn from the canal fills flic er vqir In a h.oliow in; tfie'fifeld and a'gas canine syinp "the d. air pressure tank in z ddgput near tbe house A( pipe Imp svgtem extends from (o (he stables and co rails Then an Ious contrivance of a fiolC connected with a" valve in the1 stock automatic, according to their thirst demand The troughs are ill winter and the pipe line Js bunetJ six feet under- ground and below front danger. The feeding value of the alfalfa, and timothy high ot but not" (led tlMi ir iSavtu un tut the hay and green ter and the chopped feed ;Ja stored In a EARLY HISTORY OF QOALDALE {Continued ffrom Page-13) farming vtiy .various roeAjia. any of which can-be successfully user! here. aRd lhe fularc gutters of tliis favored district wilt.not depend upon the iris of wheat nad alfalfa, but will tje Ijrought ahptit'by intensive farming and the rMsing, of polaEoea. bccla and dovcr stei, anil block-rals- Ing and. tedding alfalfa. Insicad of be- ing ttic ultimate result, will simply be means lo an end anj this dis trict. liittead referred to as tfe 'Irrigafcd Dislrlct Bast of F.eth- Sill be knorn Hiroualioul the- nlioTc of Ihe nnd northwest as Ida CdllldlK Jmglldl (o tldfid In the WesjJV hut Hie' IN TFJK There Are BIG RETURNS From Farming In Southern Alberta ND THE PRICE of Land is still very low. Irriga-; tion will increase the value very fast. We have land for sale in blocks from a quarter section to large tracts and can show you desirable farms either DRY OR IRRIGATED LAND Raw or Improved, and can, sell you land in 'the new districts to be irrigated. Farms for rent on crop payment or' other easy terms. v j GEO. ANGUS Lethbridge THE LAND MAN Stafford Block Alberta We have located many of Alberta's most prosperous farmers. '-I! I- 12-25 25-! at L'oaiJulu; noly. Oit THERE IS A SIZE A VERY TRACTOR v i_j iv I 1 1 Vx IV i For Every Size Farm and Every Kind of Work Five big sizes have Jhe same standardized design and with fhe same exclusive fea- There are Eight Sizes of the Champion Avery "YELLOW FELLOW" Grain Thresher lize for every Call at my show rooms and investigate this line before you buy. Fufl stock ot, repairs carried right here in Lethbridgc, MART McMAHON PHONE 496 1211 SECOND AVENUE SOUTH, ;