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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 15, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta November 15. THE UrniBRIDGE DAILY HER A LI) 7 The Southern Alberta Farmer His Financial Obligations and Ability to Engage in Mixed Farming As stated (D ihes'j columns douM, Tlicrc bive been ly. ii is the of Ik-raid lo' failures from one cause or another In- deal lit a series of special aulclesj vMent to pioneer Ule. but the soli o! f.'ilh thf> farming conditions in South-! the. tho iiettssary Alberta with the" direct, object of moisture, is us productive as .the best cirstBiiuK all interested Eu im the Nurili Anwivan continent. tome dei-lsiofl as to itie future. What-; There- IB no country without ovt.T may be" sold about Ihe richness! backs. If tkerc were, everyone would t-I the country H'cannot be Kaliisahl' fleck to lhat i-cmnt-y. What is enrv- ihat eotne general change In Mrmhisj tended is tbat Kouthorn Alberta has methods P ill bo necessary in order to. as few draw-backs 33 any country in I'Sace it upon a permanent foundation i ile world and with a. greater find to eliminate farming on a ir.orc? dtnslty of population, nroper farming or lean sniabliiig baBlp, as Is the euse I and a serious aitvuiut at vilh exclusive grain farming, and cs- j reforestation It should bcrunie one ot j-pdally when the grain Is sown with-! the most idoat agricultural areas on out proper cultivation of the soil, the the continent. farmer slaking alt bis chances on am Assuming ;hsl thrve is tcnuftl Rbunchncc of moisture in the grow. ,uis the season. tiuesiion naturally ariEes liow can The aid In undcrlakin? this task! those elands be brought about wlith reailzes that there JR a field to would lend to give the farmer ftti aJe. cover, many peoi-'lc to sec1 and every innate return for the money, tune and f-tfort made to dc-al lalrly riot only! labor iuvrsted and contribute to Hie ivith the farmers but tho country. I placing of general business ynpn a That Southern Alberta ler.ila Ksi-lf J i, table and satisfactory foundation: to the siifcc-Esful of grjin i li would setur that it f-hould be un- has Leen dejnonBiraletl beyond tlintj to'fliu consumi I-oJnt where there could be said to be] ing 'of wheat without irroncr I'MTEl) STATUS MUXIOIPAL EXPKHTS COME TO CANADA TO GET POINTERS. CANADA Accepted Abroad like theNalimlCurreiicks. go ycur Travellers'Cheques te5ued by Ihe Union Bank of Canada, vill accepted freely al their full value. This Is plainly staled on the in'all the lending the world, so there can be no mistake; Issued in denominations of 510, '520, 550, and without your signature, and therefore safe to carry.; G. H. 'A. B. KING, Attg Manager LETHBniDGE BRANCH GRASSY LAKE BRANCH R.C.MARDS Cxil'OS7. i on the farmers today is the terrible burden cf Interest. ELicb is not llic case and lung as havo tOio transgress die simpler of agr culture long wilt it he ueccaFar io keep everlastingly preaching from the same 'text, Much gratification is derived, how- ever, from the lajiid slrides raatle in the past two years in Ihe direction of Intensive methods, a progress v.-hich has been rapid in sratUytngly large yields, while the less progres- sive men have not had suificieht to- turns to cover oxvenec of operations. It be lliought -that the object in ifce way of piaclical results vouli.havc had a salulory ofTcct on 'the slower moving maa and there Is no doubt, but that there are bncour- agins in that direction, and yftl with it ull there every yeai- thous- ands of rich seres in Southern Alber- ta not producing >ono-third tliej The chanscs which EC-em lo be nec- lioKslble results mtrcJr bctiuso lliel cBsary, however, require money. To owner is not inclined to invest tho j properly engage in intensive farming necessary time'and thought to get the) capital and the first lest out of his land. Seeing the sit-j tjueslio Ahovc aro olficers of the National Municipal League of the XJ. S. which opsneil a convention in Tor ronto. After the eession in Toronto (hey will visit various cities tbrongh- out Canada, as capital may lit, brains count cjulte heavlfy as in successful farming. to be. solved is one involv- THE CANADIATtf OF COMMERCED HAS INSTALLED SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. Wflls, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance or other valuables in one of these boxes nnrtmx iwowtA-noif JPPI.T io .ethbridge Branch R, T, Brymner, Mgr, ualion from this viewpoint, the state- ment that change aud imiiroverhent in method IE necessary is beyond arsn- ment and the problem assumes eonie- thng like practical shape. What then is uecepsiry to make farm ing a profitable business? ins finance. Have the farmers the money or credit nrcessary to change from ex- clusive grain.farming to mixed farm- ing? Tiie question as to the adaptability It !s net argneii tliat bten an absolute failure. have been.successful, but the tira backs lo date havc..bcen sufficient-lo frustrate the. ambitious of the most intelligent, industrious .and cnterpris- ;g men. With, some men the draw- back Jias; been cue Uiingiand with others something else. FTOIU the mo- ment the man sets Tool on tiie laud until the grain or livestock la placed upon train heading for the mar- ket there seems to be one probleta after another confronting agri- culturalist Life to him is one big problem. Whether the farmer has more com plex problems than the business man or others is a question not debated here. He however, probli ivhtcb cnU for Ihe largest possible investment of intelligence, and rich hero H may be stated (bat, Imporlaui of the farm to stock raising arises and is reserved for n future article, but irmiDg iKisi that every farmer could Many men successfully rnjse stock, is he In a silion -to do so? 3 from JO to 20 timei tfee unouxit Chopper money ii necessary, ant some system of agricultural credit is established which will en able the Farmer to get money on less restrictive conditions ho bo in! a-belter poaiiloa lo engage in asrE-j culture on a tetter paying basis. j It Is no part of those ankles to condemn.-the past. The conditions probably warranted the system. Mon- ey was necessary and there no other way of getting It but from the S and 10 per cent man or company. The company had, the money, the j farmer had the security and all that the company has been very insistent an to date has been the collecting: of ihe interest. No farmer has been un- duiy pressed for a return "oE capital. The money was loaned to earu inler- esL and tbo more interest It earns Hie better pleased the cf course, that the Interest is paid. It must be said to the credit Underwear ith fil t omen and rtiain its u bay un dei No. 05 mtiiral pig rr.cnt is a great favorite- sec it. and above all to the class of setllera in tho country. Hut while interest has heen raid the original debt to a large extent re- mains and from that fact arises the The New Fuel for Gasoline Engines Motor Spirits Will Give 25 Per Cent More Power Than Gasoline And is Sold at i 2c Per Gallon Less Than Gasoline i The Genuine Motor Spirits is sold in Canada Only by THE IMPERIAL OIL Co, Ltd To to question bankers, lawyers, working men, loan cnrnpany managers and all who have to rio with thc-advancng ot money OT rredit liave-Vden'seenVand 'vhile opin- eras'varied, there1'wag found to be a general sympathy with the a recognition the-fact tbat until-he succeeds ibe'olher fellow cancel suc- ceed, and with it all a svillmgness to st-raln credit to the llratt tn order to accommodate the tiller of the soil. "One thing Is absolutely sure anrl' ttatjs that the big portion of the SUP- I fn.ce of Southern Alberta noir tinder cuUivntTon is welt covered wtlh mofi- gagcs, Ttie fact that) mortKages abound makes it apparent that tho bulk of the bnd under ctiltiyatton la under title to, the man tilling- it.; Tillo is reciv.islle to securing a loan arid it can therefore bs accented with- out oueetion tbat 35" per c6nt of tho occupied farms of Southern Alberta are registered in the pfimtjS' of tho men tilling them. ConsideraMe Is beard about home-! steadere. With Ihe exception uf the! comparatively ginell stretch of land involved'in the Mclntyia lease, and a narrow strip of townships about 35 miles east, nearly every foot of the occupied land in (Jio Lethbridge land district is under title. True a Urge percentage of It was originally bome- Rieadeo', but the duties have been completed for tome time and trie pat- ent under the crown Invested in the man who did tbo duties. Why tbenj is the man who homesteaded so" heavily involved financially, For sev-. eral very good reasons. .A home- steader is not, as a rule, a man.with caplfaT. After struggling along for the three to cara a (Ittc to acres, he IB then-hi a position to expand operations, lie wants more fanfl (Idfracre fat ma are In "tho and machinery and horses to cultivate it, and to getf these he turns to tho loan company.1 The Herald has discovered that In the case of pre-emptions when the land is bought from the slate at an acre and 5 per cent Interest, vtry few meir puy tho state from the product of their own earnings in the homestead- inc nnrlod. Invariably the state Is al- lowed (o wait. Interest a'ccumylates and when the patent {5 secured, tha homestead is at 3 and 10 per cent'lo get the money to pay for itbe pre-emption. The title lo the pre; emplion being secured, more 10 per cent money is borrowed to buy horses and machinery to slart real opera- lions with. If the machinery were all paid for out of these loans It would not be EO bad, but whether blame- able or not. (ho machinery compan- ies tare in the past encouragcxl the formers lo loart uu with hmdem. drills and other implements, giving credit on stringent agreements which In (he event of default, when the nolo becomes due, involves the former in not only the compounding 'system but the" raising of interest rates from 8 cent to 10 per cent. The biggest incubus which 1 11 of Southern Alberta firn-.ers that: can former al present there is very lilllc complaint on tho carlying machinery and score, ot raying Interest.- One. loan gel .the rr.oner on cred- compauy with very large amounts out u to eEgflse jn farming in Southern Alberta has only had four j To'answer ihaf ijnestton will be foreclosures, ?na in each Instance the uVobjKt 0; niesa articles. cause has been directly traceable to incompetence nnd loose business morals. bave been other farms uron which foreclosure proceedings Have been BUrled 'jut the Fale never even-; ivord today fron; England that he nad dialcri. -The farmer bad enough faith been left a fortune there of in his land to make the necessary ef- lie expects to return to England early fort to save it. Such a record is one. in December: Meantime lie vrlll con- of the most glowing tributes to the i tinue his duties. ST. is 'LEFT Toronto, Nov. ames Kent, as- street car conductor, received THE ORIGIN OF "BALL" The word "ball" as applied lo a dancing party came to bo used Iri Iho first itiEtanco from the ancient ball play in clmrcb by the dean, and choir boys of Naples during the Feast o? Fools at. Eastertide. At subsequent dancing parties in Naples the dancerc threw a ball at one another to the sound of. their own slnglag. Thpy whirled about in measured time, and the sport consisted in loosening hands in Utrio to catch tiie ball. After a certain time had elapsed, the ball was discarded as a necessary feature of Ibe dancing entertainment, but tbe Oanco time received the name of ballad from the. Latin -word "bal- lo dance. WHEN" AND REMEMBER THAT IT'S. ROYAL RESERVE matured for eight years in oak barrels before bottling. It is very mellow, and the flavor is mild, but it is a full strength whisky. Age and strength guaranteed, by the. Government of Canada. ROYAL DISTILLERY HAMILTON, CANADA ;