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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta rHeLETHBRIDOE HERALD, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1909. PAGE SEVEN MOVING PICTURES. ADVANCED VAUDEVILLE Pictures 1 Wilbur Wrifkt's Aertplaae 2 Little Coquette 3 Jolly Friar's Dream Continuous Performance Prof. Kovarnack The Famous Violinist Miss Orma Orton The dainty soubretie Tippel Kliment Comedy Musical Artists UPTON'S POOL ROOM Is supplied with the BEST FIXTURES IN ALBERTA And io ;6ol, bright and pleasant. Best "Cigars and Tobaccos in stock Barber Shop in Connection Basement of Oliver Block Lord Msath Empire Day Challenge CUDS and Prizes, Some Things We Don't Know About doing things in order that; every effort put forth may be potent for gain. There are many examples of principles which we do not know iluit would be vert' useful to us, Fo.: in- stance it was found by Woiling in Germanv that 912 Ibs. of water was i used by rape and mustard plants to i produce one pound of growth (jw The -following' are the subjects and conditions for the essay competition Schools and int-er- all-Frirnary Schools of the Empire-for 1910.- Schools: ImpTC-veinent of Communication Between the Different .Parts of the British Empire; Its Po- litical and Social Effect." Conditions Secondary Silver Challenge Cup, v-alue presented by the Right Han. the Earl of-Heath, K: P., to be held by the School, and a .personal prize of given 'by the League of the Empire, is offered for. competition inter-all-Secondary Schools of the Empire, for an Empire Day essay not exceeding words. Age limit 14 to-20. Schools: Influence of the Dif- ferent Climates of the Empire upon Life." Conditions (Primary Silver Challenge Cup, value presented by the Eight Ho-n. the Earl of Meath, K. P., and a, personal prize of given by the League of the Empire is'offered for competition, in- ter-all-EJementary Schools of the James, son of the famous outlaw ap- J. Empire, for an Empire Day Essay peared as attorney for the defense, j nr-t exceeding words. Age limit, when the case of. Melissa Sharp, wife (under 14 years. LOOK AT THE LABEL and be sure you drink only these v beverages bottled by The Le'thhn'.ige Prewing Malting Co Tb s nnmii 01 a bottle is a gilt that the contents abwiutel? pure and be sure you drink only those I they are the finest and best i ated beverages offered for SJil-. Lcthbridge Brewing and Malting Company, Ltd. TRYING THE WIPE OF 'ADAM GOD' She Is Charged With Murder of Po- Now Serving Long Sentence Kansas City, Mb., Nov. of "Adam was called for trial At the preliminary hearing no attorney -and Mrs. All Essays must first be judged in the and afterwards by the That would be 111 gals or 1C cu. ft. per pound and would re- quire of an acre foot of watef to grow one ton of vegetation. Yet as i Hilgard shows these plants an' weeds, on the desert where they could not get half so much water in a sea- -son. Hillreigel, Laws and Gilbert.' King and others have sliown other i varying amounts of water used bv crops in their growth -down to a minimum of 225 Its.-water evaporat-- led for one pound of wheat. On the i basis of these figures -several inves- j tigators, and i must plead guilty my- i self, have figured out the limits of crop production under a limited rain- i fall. These figures were very inter- Wyoming and California. While our highest soil authority. Dr. Hilgard. states that although'we know some-- i thing of how plants adapt themselves to climate and protect themselves. i from drouth, there seems to be no i way of determining the possible plant i production in relation to the water i supply, yet I believe -there is a sini- jple law which-will'be useful to us when discovered; From the work i done with1 Alkali by Prof. Slosson land myself at the. Wyoming station in which was shown the relation of asnotic pressures to the absorption of water from salt solution, I am con- vinced that the amount of water used by a plant in its growth depends on the concentration of the soil solu- tion. These seem to have been en- tirely overlooked by every writer and investigator of this subject. Plants only feed on solutions and it is rea-jcrops, giving them larger sys- Sharp had no attorney -and authorities kindly co-op- was appointed counsel by the j erating with the League or by branch- es of the league in the different coun- tries of the Empire. Only those "es- says sent in, through authorized chan- nels will be eligible for the final judging arranged for 'by the Federal Council of the League in London. The essays which are entered for the final judging in London must reach the Central Office by the 1st of March next. of the winning schools Mrs. Sharp's 'husband, James Sharp religious who w.ll'wi him- self "Adam instigated a riot Ijiear -the city hall last December, resulted in the death of five persons. Prior to that time Sharp -.and his wife had startled several west ern cities by marching through the streets stark naked sometimes with many devotees in a similar state of nudity. Sharp proclaimed that he "the great he-God _ Awhile Mrs. Sharp- posed as his better Melissa Sharp is charged with mur- der in the first degree for killing a policeman, Michael Mullane. "Adam God" has been sentenced to the pen- jitentiary' for 25 years for killing Po- Officer Dalbow. Mrs. Sharp's de- fense, it-it said, will be "that she did -not fire the shot which caused the death of Mullane. .e name will each year be engraved upon the cups, which are r-eplicas of the War- wick Vase. The cup; and prizes will be despatched in time to reach the winning schools on "Empire Day, the of IM'ay. Further particular? may be ob- tained from The League oi the Empire.. Caxton Hall, Westminster, London, S.W., England. The Choice of the The man who cannot appeal to men whose appearance repels and antagonizes is a "business failure. The reason why Tra- velling Salesmen wear Progress Brand Clothes is because it gives them the appearance neces- sary to a successful VltltBERG i CO., LIHTED, tontwl. loH mith m McGuire, Lethbndge. At the recent Dry Farming Con- gress at Billings, Mont., Prof. B. C. Buff F. Wyoming, gave the following very instructive and inter- esting paper on "Some Things Wo Do Not Know About Dry My paper is no attempt to expose our ignorance of correct practice in dry_farming, for I take it, such would be beyond the power of finite mind. On the contrary if I am able in a small way to bring out one or two of the deeper reasons for the suc- cess of this great movement, and out- line what I believe will be the modus operandi of its future development I shall have succeeded iri pleasing mv- self. We believe there is nothing in untoward seasons, or prolonged drouth, the wish of the selfish few or the skepticism of the ignorant which can now turn the wheels of time backward or wipe out the dry farm- ing movement.' We are interested in it because it is a boon which enables more-people to enjoy the salubrious climate of aridity, and will help fur- j esting, but they did not tell the niih. for some time to come the neces-j truth as has been shown in Montana, sary supply of the manna of civiliza- for the food of man- meat to balance his ration, the edict of Mai thus is again delayed arid race suicide need not be considered a ser- ious issue. In the light of present scientific attainment I cannot agree with the man who thinks there is nothing new in dry farming for it. presents important innovations. It has been said that a physician; with a library more than ten years; old has lost his usefulness. 'The wis- dom of the ancients may be useful j to the classical student, the theolog- j ian and the philosopher and Black- j stone is still the accepted foundation j of the Law. Heretofore the farmer j has proceeded with the inherited leg- acy of the way his daddy did it to which he may have added some rears of personal experience, the most of which he finds falls short when he j changes to a new environment, and j were it not that his mind is keen enough to cut out some slices of new j knowledge in order to adapt himself, j western farming would hardly now exist. Farming has become" a pro-j fession, and the progressive farmer will no longer attempt with- out a library or-get along with formation spoiled with a decade of decay. There are two kinds of Ag- ricultural information and the kind we have the most of is of least val- ue. The Common Kind is that repre- sented by the statement, "I did so and so and got a neighbor did not do so and did not get a crop j therefore you must do as I did if yen Would reasoning is j faulty it does not meet the need of j the hour. The growing crop is under the i varied influences of soil, i moisture, and all the inherent life forces of the plant. All thc.se factors are not the same in any locali- ties or on any two farms. In his j practice the farmer has been an imi- tator rather than a student. He ac- j cepts the how and the when to do things of some one else who has with success, rather than inquiring j the why the knowing of which would enable him to vary his practice In ac- cordance with his own environment. Some accepted rules for dry farm- ing are plow pact the two years the soil use clean tillage. There arc others but these -examples will suffice. Dr. i Cooke than whom there is no better authority wisely says "There are exceptions to all rules and none can he considered so hard and fast that it will not need to be varied to meet differing conditions." Now I would not raise a quarrel with our own bread and butter but there may be a. fly in the ointment. Tt is notably true that the farmer, depending on his location may break any one or j all the dry farm commandments and i TA MlH-Self. WMlC 1 rules are useful the reasons they mav be broken are apparent. W7e do not know some of the important princi- ples at the foundation ,oi our dry farnring practice but every time a new one is discovered it enables us to guide our work with more success. Let us give concrete" examples. Un-! til we knew that it was capillary ac- tion which brought the moisture to the surface, of the soil where it is lost by evaporation we were in the. dark about water conservation. The. soil mulch was an irregular result of; tillage carried on for fertility and j weed destruction, rather than a svs-j' tem. Again m-fore we knew that i making the N. plant food available j depended on air using nitrification j bacteria, which change the organic' matter into a simple mineral condi- tion the recommendations of Jethro Tull to till and his insistence thai, tillage was manure, could not be in- telligently understood or used. Vvc are apt to forget the work of Scip- sic, Sachs, Mendel and others, who have shown us some of the great laws upon which we have built up an agriculture which has doubled ia efficiency. But still there is work for the "scientist to do. We need to know more of the simple reasons Jor ERE is the charm that adds to fish The.subtle; piquancy you wish. oaucc Made and.bottled in England. larger growth on the same amount of water if the ingredients make the so- lution rich in plant food. This is of importance to the western-farmer and would explain more abundant crops from our more concentrated soil so- lutions with less amount of moisture than has been actually necessary, in more humid climates. After having discovered the first causes and worked out our methods of soil culture and crop management our increased development and suc- cess will depend on. two kinds pf in- vention. It is probable that our pres- ent methods of applying power and our present implements'an-d machines will become obsolete with perfection of mechanical invention. It; seems" to me however that the greatest pro- mise centers in improvement and creation of new forms of domesticat- ed plants, We have not yet had time to breed and aaapt new forms and varieties of crop plants, especially in the Here is the greatest thing we do not know about western farm- ing, to what future success the mak- ing of. improvement in plants will quantities oi concentrated soil alis and flies afield, but man is handi- tions, converting larger quantities of capped by time he then mineral elements into higher and more useful organic compounds. This is.no idle'prophecy for enough has already been done to prove the point. By selection the corn, breeder has more.than doubled the possible aver- age crop. By Hybridizing, Burbank has made a thornless cactus grow one hundred tons of forage per acre and produced a hard wood tree with feeding capacity so great that it has made more growth in a given time, than any other tree known. If these things ha'ye been done with a few plants, why may we not extend the process. In my own work I secured a hybrid between wheat and emmer which gave me an increase of n-Ti i, i Spokane, wash., tne than eight thousand fold, in a single vcar and other hybrids "as well walks, runs, moves with steam, flies a kit? and afterwards mounts his kite and rides the air. He tills the soil and gives to the world where the rainfall is: CO, 40, 20, 10 inches per year with drouth dura- tions of a week, months or more. Ten points below twenty is much farther than 40 points below BO, but I believe we still have great- er things to learn, nor do I think it visionary to predict larger develop- ment in the next few years than has been made in a century before. SPOKANE GETTING READY FOR NEXT CONGRESS which have yielded in a like ratio, j return of the eastern Washington 'rom Billings, Mont., prc- We are only at the beginning of out plant improvement and it can hardlv be said that we have more, than a beginning for the dry-farmer, have been greatly bcnefitted -here in i Kminnry arrangements begun for the fifth sessions of the Inter- national Dry Farming Congress which i will mec t in Spokane next fail. Fred- crick E. Goodall, president of the ae e. the west by the introduction of do- i _'.._._ a committee of representa- j-i j c 4-1 tippy ulli I'lmmuuite uj lead. .We are learning that old limi- mesticated crop plants from Bother men arid regions but we will to board tations placed >on the plant breeder hy scientific theorists arc being sur- passed and the practical worker .-in this field has been able not only to create new cultural .varieties "but even new species. livestock breeder uiderstands the importance of instil- ling into his stock increased feed-ing qualities indicated by larger _ stomach much more when we adapt and m j. r. of 'Control which will devote its ef- make new forms at home. It. takes ___ some time to. do these things, yes but so it is with all of our advancement. forts to making the 1910 meeting strictly an agricultural and develop- Show me the man who will stand ment aTi- forth and draw'a line upon the earth saying "thus far you go 'your farming and no further thorities and farmers will be invited to discuss subjects of vital interest to everv part of this continent and the capacity and ability to assimilat'e j would take this man by the handle of and convert into higher products more food. So the plant breeder may increase the feeding capacity of new his mind, if it is not contracted be- 'yond hope, and lead him past all the limits-set by fools in every age. The world, the chief purpose being to en- courage the adoption and use of me- thods by which the actual productive ostrich to. sonable to believe they will make I terns and ability to absorb larger egg the butterfly bursts its chrys acreage can be increased, also to to Titil- 'country. CV-CLV J-HV, while in the tudy and compare ize the arid lands of VH'SiAlJH TvTVTy A WIDE RANGE I' We have UT loaded three im- mense cars of Furniture during the past week, and have how assembled at our store a most magnificent stock of House Fur- nishings. Watch our windows. See the Quartered Oak Egg Finish Din- ing Set in window. A big selec- tion ot Globe Wernicke Sectional 1 1 I I I Book Cases, in the plain oak and quartered in golden and Early English finish. We never bought goods so right, and all this new stock is priced to move with a rush. Come and see. i 1 1 I 1 o I TH E TURPIN FURNITURE COMPANY i S I 1 I i o Ms ;