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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 8, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, November S. 1913 THE LETimjRTDGE DAILY HERALD Page 3 WEEK-END SPECIALS AT BAWDEN BROS. Colored Cretonnes Soft finished Art Crrlonncs, 30 and 315 indies wide, useful floral designs in color ;m oxcqi- useful material for licdruoni curtains, Cushion Covers, and Light Iliiving decided to clear out our slock of these gomis we are pricing grades that regularly sell at 'J.ic, 30c, lOc and 50c ul a price we could nol buy same for. Come early mid fjel lirsl choice. Sale Price of all Grades, per yard 15c SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY L'se "VKRMiKITE" for Polishing furniture, per bottle '2-3t; anil 50u BAWDEN BROS. LETHBFUOGE'S GREATEST HOME FURNISHERS 703 3rd Avenue South. PHONE 625 PROBLEMS OF A FARMER ON ]RRIGATED LAND Facet! and Solved by a Man Who Gives His Experience of Emulation Tfeal the fa tin ens in bell to the and EuulL of the city art- not gelling the greatest pollute LeDefits (rum the wau-r whtth U sup pMed die in, and tlm their present eys- of farming Is not netting ihctu tbe profits llial they would otherwise tc- ceius with natural conditions as favor- able as ikey are. is ihe oi'inton or one of the mosl iiroinfncnt farmers In this district. This farmer, is one the old- esl residents in the irrigated district. _ [has sr.cnt sk years of Ills time and 'several thousands of his dollars In er.dcavorJny to diagnose the locate (tie iiroblems, and work out a' solution. He believes tlial he has accODipltsb- cd all of these and ihc increase In ills Lauk account since he has ap- plied the new Ideas, wblcli. after all is salt! and arc only the olueat ideas in tho history of fanning, sliov.s ''that they arc at least worthy of the serious consideration of the fanner viUg 'Jesirca to increase Ms rirofits by decreasing the cost of production of llic fririis of his labor. In reauhintj the conclusions ineution- placed in the centre of the quarter sec- lioa, and lanes IcaditiK to alt of the arc couEtructed. One Head of Stock to the Acre Irrigated pasture properly cared for will support, ono mature animal to each of Hie ll'O acres in Pasture, or its equivalent in and tat He are looted upon as I'ne OIOH [iroiJt- ab-'e, although -Bhcop or h.ogs may do jubt as well. With slovk ou the land t iliia rale then, tlio ccsi of opcralloa next Bubjtci TO rci-elvo the at- n of tho farmer. it Is here the'labor problem ticds its Ono can easily handle JiO lead of stock in the- sumuicr on pas- lure, and feed and care for them in winter, feedjtig the liay which the -10 acres of alfalfa'has ghen biui, and he cau also do all of the Irrigating uecx-s- The only help that will be re- quIreU will be baying time, ivLen three or four men may be needed ior few days. Thus the necessity of keeping inefficient and cosily labor ou tho farm, is eliminated. Tha Water Question All the real Goodness .of Canada's finest wheat is contained in Household The smile of satis- faction goes with every snow white sack Sold by Grocers Everywhere For Sale by GEO. KERR CO. Lethbridge. ularly struck, a certain marfc by Kfgbl Hon. It. Horilcn, while tlmtf gentleman was addressing tbe mcmhrrs of the was o! ULCI opinion that thp provinces j] Not a moment to wait When the little ones arrive cold and hungry from school an Oxo Cube in a cupful of hot water is ready in a makes a delicious, nourishing and filling them.with the joy of life. A Cufct ,0xo Catxf are splendid for -They' to tons-si of the real goodness of the best in 7 readily-assimilable form. They build up strength against restore health and energy to old and yo CUBES ed, this Irrijjatdr had formulated solu- tions which not only tend to get ilic vat or user tiie greatest benefit, but to enable the" irrigation company to give tbe greatest benefit, wilh increas- ed profits to botU. His fadings are s rcFuH of practical experience, and are based on the grazing of live stuck. Four Great Problems According to this farmer who is ap- plying an olfl Idea in :i new country, .here are four problems with "which the average irrigation farmer has to cor tend. These 1. The sTe.iie-st pric- ed, inefficient, labor. The present-system of farming 'requires a. different distribution ol water from that which fs.prpvided 'or in the contract, iiot" only the'-tarm'-, ir's second greatest problem, but the irrigation company's greatest problem. The weed'nroblem. The irrigat; has to "coiileml-with two- weed spreaders, under (ho present whereas the dry land farmer has only one. The farmer who uses water, has the canali as weed-seed distributors, as well as the 'winds, .the: dry land farmer-having only the latter to com- bat, and Irrigation water is tooXcd up- m "as possibly more effective, endoiis investment IIL and its tremcnduup. ileprecialion, a necessary present i -i Has Stood the Test The method of farming pwhich'. Is solving all of these problems for-tilts" irogressive farmer, is one that baa stood the test ol years in England and on the continent. :The grazing .of live stock is as old as the farming I The chief objection which1 most farmers in the irrigated .district rats'o to llio method is that their land is top expensive lo graze, ttut according to Informant there is no land on'.the fare nf'tl'.e "carlh- that' is too high priced for this purpose, ami" the bis lory of agriculture ,hears him out in liis claim. The very cream of the land in England and Kurope is being con A Definite System A definite system, which, TV HI shotvn to eliminate or reduce these P: to the minimum is set f'.rtl Having automatically etioiaattd it- self, tha labor question is 'worthy ol 133-farther comment it. is tat- on Into consideration seriously, it will be seen that this method is the means of. saving the fanner in the neighbor- hood of 5500 annually, which ir.eaus a great deal to the average tiller of the soil. At" present, about two-thirds of tho area of" in question Is in grata. Hie other third being sown to alfaffa. The irrigation problem is a difficult one, being looked at from both tbe user's and the company's point; -because" the farmer raising grain is compelled to compress his Irri- gating, into "two short periods, one in tho early 'summer, the otlicr in the late fall, needs cot only one .cubic foot j section, but four or five at a''Umc when neighborl'life" maliing the same depiatids-on the company. The result is that tbe company cannot supply the rnie-r, and a grtiat of the grain loes cot get irrigated. In tbe same a majority of the irrigated land yc-rcMn same difficulty would he more acute' because 'the alfalfa requires vatcr frooi two'to four duiirijr ;hc grosving sea'spa, and'.at'1 defmite J The Rernedy VVith.the'tnetho'd outlined, the water coiitdfljo used along the lines .the'coittia.cl, which, provides .continuous but small flow frdra spring vntil-fall. A single cubic foot would be user! on the pasture throngh- ou't" the season, except during a'short period .when -it -would, be .turned into the alfalfa patch, and concentrated there'so Uiat.tlie alfalfa would receive bolter .watering the' other tne.p'islure would n I so get-all ;that it The fa'nnsr %vbuld thus be using a cubic foot per and no more, but it .would bo used continuously, during tiie season, and the laud on the aggregate would bc.getting more waler'tlian IB jlossible under the present system. The.Weeds'" J list as tho labor prc-rlem was E> eliminating, so the weed menace would into this al all. This system j provides tbe the roush-' age, what grain wouH oe required Tvith the alfalfa in the vvlnier to finifh the stock for market could be Good beef animals would be market- able at two years or under, and at present' prices would .bring per up. It is" not Hvo ?loc'k that t-anuot be produced v.ith urofil on high-priced land, b'-it craln. Let thcj grain come from the lower priced dry' land adjacent lo these farm's, llius giving tho dry-land farmer a cljance to make something on his grain. A farmer -in the irrigated bell could afford to give more for iis than the elevators pay. The dry laud far- mer says he cannot raise wheat with profit on his low priced land, at the present so how are we to do EO? In this way both 01-115 would benefit.1' Crop Rotation It "would be advisable to occasionally, rotate the alfalfa and pasture, though there would be no necessity for doing. so. The alfalfa has the natural power to gather nitrogen from the atmoa- nbere, and tbe soil would, be enriched rather than become depleted of plant food. Hard to Make the Start There is no doubt but what this method of farming on Irrigated lands would earn a banking rale of interest on the. valuations, of from 5150 to an acre, hut it would bo very difficult for Uie average farmer to en- ter on this program. It would require at'kast an acre .-for the live stock alone, which-puts it oul of tljc reach of nearly every .farmer-at. Uio present time; UUL'It seems lo this farmer'wtfo H ave you ever tried our KNOWN AS THE MOST MOD- ERN IN THE PROVINCE, and Cream iL's.Av.orlh a.test to find out where you can get llic highest quality ililk and Uie best service. ASK THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ABOUT US- bus-'given years'of study to thp ques- tion, to be cnc only solution.-anil-he. s of the opinion that conditions will grow steadily worse until -it is ap- plied in some" form. It-is at-lohst a solution thai the conditions are'forc- ing on the farmers of this district, and one that canuol be avoided. -In the opinion of this tho so- lution to the solution, estab- lishment of some system of agricul- tural credit, so that tiie farmers "will be enabled lo get enough money to embark on schcme.'and to for two years, until profits from such a system would begin to conic iu. If the farmers' are'losing -money, there certainly mast be a' solution some- where, for that Is a condition that can- not go on forever.-' ATTEMPT ON San HUERTA'S UFE Nov; A" special _ despatch to tho Chronicle .stales that an attempt was made to assassinate driving through Mexico City y ester- Provisional-President Huerta wit lie. he was driving through Mexico City yes- terday A. man ran out, grab- bed tho horses' bridle.-and flourished a, revolver. Tho CrlgtiteueH, struck the assailant with their hoofs, fatally .injuring him. Ho was.remo'vtd to the jail in a dying condition. Nov. C- Hon. Arthur n. prciriicr of Alberta, who at- tcndf-cJ the. inlcrproviucial conference n( Ottawa, was al- the Windsor this cvfjiiiip accompanied by 5Irs. Sifton. The prime minister was asked wliat he ihoughl the province would.get as H result of the- gatTicrir.g, atid re- plied that he supposed ho- should not saj' so, hut he did not think they wouW get very mudi. He .was partic- accept-the principle of corning to inc federal say every ffn years, ns their right, instead ci t.hf-ir hats in hand, or in words io effect. Mr. Sifton said as this is the first time the head of (he government had laid 3own 37 both Sir-James VihUney and Sir l.omcr'rrotiifi Io'6'ird on the. premier's statement imporlant- From a Parisian, source comes the news that tourists spend a jpar In Europe.'' electric machinery has been invented for screening coal nnd loading It onto "wagons. licrewith. As nn example, a farm of! lf-0 acres Is taken. It is divided Into four forty-acre fields. One forty is soivn to alfalfa for a permanent and the remaining three are seeded to brome grass for a permanent pasture. Urome grass. has been found to. give the greatest yields, and ihe. cotntoon objection that U is difficult' to-cradl- cate, is or.c that docs not deserve the consideration oC anyone who knows anything about the subject, for it can ho eradicated very easily if the proper nictlioils are used." Blue grass Is not to be hctlcr than Ihv brome, but it is good, and would do well In its place. For tho sake of convenience in hand- ling the live. stock, the mala corral [a wor tic 1tfv worth liriftf. Hyftjfe lovird ihiotl and bcvg N A-DRU -CO is p'tfccl iniJ plcasanl Ihi best NcivtgUn Cod Uver Oil with Mall Chtrry Bark arid Hypaphoaphilis. It tKe iyslim co-jghsitid coltJa, ft tli I ito-nding vifiUly which ir.aVea on? grid lo bs ihve. As a fcsd-lonlc alter wiil'r-ir illness, or fur w-aV, punycJilldren.il has lew, if any. equals. In SOc. irld il your DruggUt'.n. NATIONAL DRUG AND C6. OF CANADA, LIMITED, 509 take care of itself, and there is very HUlc that can be said of ihetn. When (his system of farming is once cau be' no weeds for the simple reason that there Is not a weed growing that can stand up in a dense growth of alfalfa, or a permanent pasture with s_bromo-jrass sod. Machinery' This scheme eliminates aleo the ma- chintry-tnan and the nuchlnery note. All the tools that are necessary- are those required lo do tho first breaking and preparation of tbo laud, and a tow baying tools. The Royal Commission whlcb inquired into farm credit and loans recently, gave out in their re- port that of the total debt of the farmers of Canada today, on their wbot6 plant, land, buildings and na- cUnery, was for the latter, and there is nol a farmer in the whole west nr'io does not know what a machinery col- lector looks atid how he has .'e farmer tied hand and foot. Some of .the .Returns All. the product of-Uie farm would leave it in the form meat All the] nitrogenous, phosphaHc and ptasaiu elepicnts needed In.the soil vould he maintained from manure .of the cattle running on the pasture land, fo there would be no fear for the aoll fertility. It would not only be main- tained, but TV mi Id be increased. Aside from this, Iho returns would bo safe and sure, as the coals and risks'of farming are reduced to the minimum.. Tho gross returns would tic less, but they would sure, and what ia more, It 13 not tbe gross returns that count. The net profits would exceed those msdc by the farmers now, be- cause the cent of production haa been so materially, lessened, and it IP tho net profits farmert are looking out Tor. How About the'Grain? Someone asked this irp-tixlate farm- er where he .was fjfOlntf to his grain. He "Buy H. I can buy grain now cheaper than I cnn it) and gralii dots uot The cooking top is burnished'by a special making; the surface perfectly ke clean without blacking. This point appeals strongly to the woman .who prides herself; a clean, hjgbJjr polished range. _: _ The cut. shows a double duplex each section of which cart be operated independently.-'. Another good point about these grates is that you will have no dead ends in your fire.' This feature is exclusive to the Sask-alta and patented. If the Sask-aita had no other lead- ing features, these are .sufficiently important to in- vestigate when purchasing your hew range. London' Toronto'. MfrrXtral Winniptg VancmiKr St. John Hamiltoo' Calgary SasktCoon Edmonton S a k -1 11 'a Ranjes every where by good who bick up our tuauntee onthitiplendid range SOLD IN ;