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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta 'PAGE SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERAtD SATURDAY, NOVEMBER-27, 1915 POSSIBILITIES OF IRRIGATION IN LETH8R1DGE DISTRICT President Marnoch. of tho Leth lion is now actually proceeding Jthat, they had no reserve power, and the is an extension'of the established tlis- depleted soil could not supply it, to trict Lothbridgc, some 1 IfSUUTllt IHillHUVll. Ul tiUV LtVlill- LllUli LiU IUUIJUIJC, WllLLUU.) SUIIIL1 bridge board of trade, delivered the acres lying'east of LethbridRC following very comprehensive survey towards the town of Tabet will ac- of tbe possibilities of irrigation in tunlly have irrigation water (lowing the Lethbridge district, at the irriga- ever them soniLtimo during 191G. tion coiucntion which was held inj "I have proceeded in .a somewhat Bassano this week "The oldest irrigation project aj "I have proceeded in .a s 'inverted order, and now 'co me to our enable them to resist disease. "Our planters, however, were not hopelessly discouraged; thoy set' about planting the abandoned fields with ttia bushes but they were [ore- warned and fore-armed by their sad experience in coffee, and so, whenever the tea bushes of lack tell "There will ho this year a fair pro- duction in hogs ior market; not so many as there would have been if there bad not been a sag' in prices last fall, which we-believe in Hie west .was caused by manipulation of the packers, if this year tho prices arc maintained so that the producer can obtain a minimum of 7c. per Ib. live weight, you can count upon Albcrtu as a permanent source of supply of bog products. But 1 want to give a warning that if prices are subjected to much manipulation, Alberta and the west generally, will throw up hog production as a non-pro (liable indus- try. "I am not using tho word 'manipu- lation' without cause because, while Don't complain nboitt jn when llie remedy lies right ti bncLnchcs, nnd they do it i natural way by going right to the trouble Gin Pills net on the kidneys an.l the bladder. They soothe nnd heal the inflamed organs, irhich are cnusinij the _ 5J----------, hands and Hkely to follow. ie saves a world of you read imersidc. Neglect ynur kidneys ai feet, wrists and ankles, A dose of Gin Pills pain. You -will renllic their value wh trhal Mrs. J. P. T. Wedge, of Si P.B.I, writes: "Gin Hlls are the greatest of all Kid- ney 'remedies and incdidnc which is at present doing mt; a world of good. They are worth their weight in gold to any Get GIN-PILLS to-day at your dealer's. SOC.-R box. or 6 tnxes for SLID. Trial treat- ment FREE if you write js ly carried on in the districts around" There are some highly developed LethbrtEige that they -have almost farms, and there are some that have i results. And the moral Tor irrigaUon- iorgotien the existence of our irrigat- not made great progress. There 'has' ists they liavc the means of ed farms, and the significance attach- beeo a tendency for farmers to ao- i doing it all iced their crop ing to the fact- that these operations quire areas too large for the amount to livestock, and apply the manure to are carried on. of capital that they had in hand (or the soil. "The fanniTn surrounding us, how- common complains in ever, have been very observant of this Western Canada; but that is a _ ____ 0. these successes and those who have condition "that will be gradually rec- i ject carefully summerfallowed 26 acres no irrigation arc exceedingly jealous lined as time goes ou. in i'JU In the spring of 1915 it c: those who the water. "There are some acres under looked like his top mulch might blow "The irrigation branch of the de-! alfalfa, and the acreage under this he had a fair quantity of ipartrnent of the interior has lor crop is extending every year. The de- stable and cow manure, so be at once IS THE BEST FOOD FOR INVALIDS It ftidi dilution. HOME TO RAISE ANOTHER REGIMENT "A farrow within the area of the proposed Lethbridge pro- made everybody in the west more conservative, more ellicient, ami more self-reliant. We have buckled down to work by reason of the depression that occurred just before and imme- diately after the war, but will re- quire some time to get our footing. The west is all right, and will be better than ever under the new condi- tion of living upon its own resourc- es, but it must he given time for de- velopment, and if we are to be de- National Drug Chemical Co. to acres of their lands of Canada, Limited, Toronto j at the reasonable capital cost of somewhat less than S20.00 per acre, i and they have been so keen to get this water at the earliest possible moment, that on the one hand the pnmininn government has been rap- J idly carrying out detailed surveys to considerable quantities oi this {show just how many acres of each' will perforce hav broadly at times but-it has brought els of wheat to the acre. He some worries to our irrigation farm- anxious to get irrigation, er. The summer rains fell inoppor- he gets Jt he will show you crops of timely for the harvesting oi the al- falfa crops, with the result that there is not so much available for shipping out as there usually is, and _. quarur section could he watered, ami and on the other hand the provincial crop to be fed on the farms. The alfalfa retains its fording' en t and also value, but its color and conditions proposed irrigation.'sysUms in alfalfa that will make even a ripe field of wheat', look green again with envy." i Big Propositions Mr. Marnoch placed before'the con- vention maps which showed the pres- the and government has provided the neces- for shipping have been damaged. This, around the Lethbridge district, and sary legislation to enable these farm- however, may ultimately rove to te also maps showing the relative pro- ers to form thenselves into an irriga- a blessiug for it is un- portions of the irrigated and settled tion district, and so to become es- i doubtedly discovering to the farmer land and unsettled land. fablished in a cohesive body that they and to his banker, that the greatest Figures compiled showed a total of may he to issue bonds upon the advantages from irrigation operations 1 acres irrigated or possible security of their lands, and thus put t He in the development of the lise-jof irrigation in soutlurn Alberta. H themselves in shape to attend to the necessary financing. Another Big Project "Information has recently been made public by the irrigation branch to the effect that another project, coverin, stock industry. "Mr. Pairiield and Mr. Dunham will deal with this so I will only antici- pate what they will say by a little leaf of personal ex'e-icncc. I am go- ins to refer for a moment to the this aiea what is now being farmed is a mere llea bite. applies particularly to the ji.eaiuuh. industry. There are millions wild grass reproducing itself and go- ing to waste every year. We have the natural concluded the senator, "but will require an additional mon- ey mechanism for the purchase of cattle and for the carrying on of the livestock industry, if we arc to real- ize our immense possibilities." POISONOUS EFFECTS OF FLAX TO LIVE STOCK (W. S. Simpson, in the Farmer's I understand that there are consid- erable quantities of frozen flax throughout the three prairie priivinc- i es, and much of the frozen plants are "Have in mind that all our west- J likely to be fed to stock. Much care ern fanners are turning their atten- j requires to be taken in feeding wiltei tion to livestock raising. Hale in or frozen flax, either the straw or th -_ _ mind also.the hay crop conditions in screenings. A neighbor of mine earl) approximately acres of land value of fertilizers. I lived in Ceylon Saskatchewan and Manitoba this .this spring lost a registered Clydi cast and south of Lethbridge could i for a good many years, and I will spring and summer. From Mr. J :il L" regard to a single crop without fee-j be Questioned, v t rib-it ion. The cafiee industry attain- j tion this .year tl MAGG1ETEYTE British opera singer who. made "King and Country" song famous. She has been .divorced from Serene Plumon, a Paris by the also obtain irrigation water at rea- sonable cost and as time goes on and as future details of the exact de- scription of these areas are made available, we shall no doubt find the j farmers who are so fortunate as to _ find themselves within these areas, al- I joying steady incomes of a mare, a cow and a Yearling heifer tell you of what happened there with gus Mackay, whose authority will not j through feeding frozen flax screenings we had the informa- i I had some experience in -this line, ;hat tbe rains Came losing two mares by feeding frozer so clamoring for water. "These projects to which I havere-jes. In one single year "the, whole crop ferred have oi course to travel some was blotted out by fungus and blight. cd large proportions in Ceylon many too late for hay 'in these regions this j flax straw, both dying in agony. A planters made fortunes, and many ie- spring, and that ,the position in re- 1 veterinary stated it was through the tired and lived in the oid country en- gard to hay was somewhat insecure; indigestible nature of the flax plant, and I may say.'that we have shipped hut'since I have reason to believe it quantities of hay and alfalfa as far i was poison contained in, the flax year off comparatively small acreatv east as Winnipeg this year. straw and screenings. way before they reach completion. French civil tribunal ot the Seine. But there is another "upon, which ac- The bushes had enough vitality to produce crop from-year to year, but FIGHT OR PA Y That others may fight in yaur stead. We can't all go to the front, but those of us who can't, can do "our bit" at home by paying Think of the Alternative: British Freedom Or Prussian Militarism Liberty and Happiness Or Oppression Sorrow It's a privilege to do something to help the cause at this time of national stress Lethbridge Patriotic Fund Campaign offers you the opportunity to help, so subscribe to the Patriotic Fund when they call upon you. "With these points in mind, The following is taken from a bul- what does tthe development of these letln on grain screenings issued by tracts under-.irrigation mean to the Dominion Department of Agricul- tern whole _ 1 ture and which should be in the pos- "It means that under j session of every owner of live stock such circumstances as these, can be obtained {res. ments would take place so that the Difficulties have been encountered farmers' livestock would be taken j feeding flax seed screenings. A letter care of in the matter of green foods, i received from a Saskatchewan farm- This would come about by our ship- I under date May 14, 1915, is quot- ping dry farmers Jed in part: __ ._ sending you a sample of cleanings from flax seed which is deadly poison. It contains principally shipping in here." their livestock to feed frozen blossom buds, which must con- tain the poison. 1 had never heard of it being poisonous before using it with Since I have learn- ed my lesson I have heard tbat a jroduction of standard farm products in the west, and many, figures have been_ cited which, when analyzed analysis of the sample gave the lowing: Immature flax bolls chaff, 75 per cent.; flaxseed, 18 per HON. SENATOR TAL80T OF I.ACOMBE SPEAKS ON THE WHEAT PRODUCTION COST Senator Talbot of Lacombe was re-________________________ cently asked by a representative oi neighbor lost several cattle by its use Canadian Farm what his opinion was a- few years ago. A few weeks ago I in regard, to cost of producing a .fed about three gallons to a coiv and bushel o! wheat.-The senator said a heifer. Both were ;A difficult commented in in less than 20 min- the senator. "There haa been a great lutes the heifer died in about two deal of discussion about; the cost of hours, the cow in eight hours. An iol- and lyzed chaff, 75 per cent.; flaxseed, 18 carefully, failed to hold he [cent.; wheat, four per. cent.; weed continued. "I have been farming in :seeds, three par cent. The weed seeds western Canada for 25 years, and keep fairly close track of my costs, am of the opinion that if the farm- ers of the prairie provinces can se- cure 70c. per bushel for.wheat, 30c. bushel for 'oats and per cwt. or hogs, that there is a fair work- ng margin of profit. "You will understand tbat the .pro- it I refer to does not represent what your .eastern manufacturers would consider a fair profit on their invest- Similar results from feeding flax- ments but for us farmers who have seed screenings are reported in special been trained to sums: of money, BVpte.a'gn a moderate amount of .hard work to handling our business, we can make things go at these prices. Left to Major C. P. Tcmplcton, 3rd Field Ambulance of Captain H. B. Boyd, medical oflicer of the 14th Battalion of Calgary, wounded in the leg at St. Julien, and Captain H. A. Wise, 8th Battalion, a Winnipeg druggist on his way borne "to assist in' forming another regiment of the 90tli Winnipeg Rifies for the front and if he Jias the banker tells him (other tilings being all that he caa have his loan, but he must put some stock on his farm with, part of the' money. Men on these lands have no difficulty in getting stock to start them, and these heifers which. I have bought here will ;o out in buncbes of threes and sixes or perhaps more. Montana bankers make easy terras to the .man who wants to get livestock, and is prepar- ed to take care of it." were chiefly lamb's-quarters and wild buckwheat, with t-racss of tumbling mustard j none of these are suspected of being poisonous." Dr. A.'iMcQill, chief analyst, Lab- oratory of -the Inland De- partment, reports on this sample of flaxseed screenings "We find consid- erable quantities of prussic (hydrocy- anic) acid, quite sufficient to explain ity of the article." invest fairly large I bulletins No. 31 and 35 of the North live .economically, j Dakota Experiment Station. In 'one and devote. a great deal of: time and herd of 19 all died, while in a sec- ond of 10, five died. Analysis 'of sev- jcral samples of flaxseed screenings showed clearly the presence of hydro- "It is impossible to accurately ana- cyanic acid. (known generally as nrus- lyze the cost of the different- process- sic Tins poison was found also es oi growing wheat, and distribute j in immature seed bolls of flax anal- them in such a way tjiat the average cost of a bushel'of wheat'can be ob- tained. Conditions vary from farm to farm, and according to the manage- rrient of the farmers. So much de- ysed separately. I have known many cases where sickness has been caused to stock by being fed flax straw and screenings, and it would be advisable for all flax pends upon the equality of the soil straw to be burnt as soon as thresh- and upon the personal element by this I mean the skill, intelligence and diligence of the it is im- possible to arrive at anything more than approximate figures of this na- ture. I have- driven quite extensively through the province tins con- tinued the senator, "from Lacombe to Calgary, from.Calgary to Brooks, north of Brooks 40 mites through the farms of the Duke of Sutherland, con- taining some five thousand acres un- der wheat, and then north across the R-stl peer river at Stevcville some 25 miles, and the crops all through were something really beyond de- scription. I am actually afraid io rive an estimate as to what I he- lievc tiic yield per acre will turn out on the lands that I have visited, ior fear that your readers will think that E am trying to draw a long how, bat, if I am any judge of-the amount of that will- be threshed from the standing St'raV, I would venture to gay that would 40 husfcdsHo while oats will go from 75 to 100 per acct. BANKING SYSTEM FOR THE FARMERS (Winnipeg Free T. H. Mouat of Billings, Mont., has been a buyer on the Union stockyards for'some weeks, and has shipped to his partner In Montana no less than 600 fine Canadian heifers, one to two years old. Mr. Mouat's partner Is Qua Thomson, a noted cattle sales man. Asked as to the reason of confining his purchases to high-class heifers, Mr. Mouat said: "We want them for the farmers of Montana. When that slate was opened .up for settlement, the government gave the first home- steaders, who got the beat land, a quarter-section. The next comers, who got land not quite so good, or so easily available, half a section, and then those 'Who came last.and got the scrub land tbat needed cleaning, got full section. N6w, when one of these men goes to a bank to get a Ipan, about tho first question tho banker asks him la 'Have you nay SUNFLOWERS Dr. Cardiff, director of .the Experi- mental Station at Pullman, Wasuing- on, gives the following information on sunflowers as an agriciitural crop: The sunflower is an .Important agri- ultural crop, though it has not been ised to any great extent In this coun- ry. It is cultivated quite extensively n Russia, and used for a variety of purposes. It makes excellent silage, specially when mixed with corn and ome legume in 'about1 equal parts of j ach. The seed has an unusually high il aud protein.content. On account of lie latter, its growth rapidly exhausts nitrogen from the soil, and, there- ore, If- grown successively on land, the soil will require considerable fer- tilizer. The oil portion does "not ex- haust the soil, since, the. elements from which oil. is made come from the air and water. The seed is used in the production of oil. which, is' extracted by com- pression, and Is of value for table use, cooking purposes, and in general the same use as is made of olive oil. In Russia the seeds larger seeded varieties are sold as, peanuts are in this country, and eaten raw. The has .also been .used quite extensively in paper manufacture In some of tbe European countries. "The sunflower should --be grown upon feoil which is suitable Ior corn anil planted and cultivated about the same as corn, .though it -win" stand a little Earlier planting than the latter, on account of its greater resistance to frost. It Is a crop well worthy of further attention. BARLEY AND OATS FOR'. HOGS According to W. H.. the North Dakota Experiment Station, bar- ley is nearly as good Cor fattening bogs as coru. On account of the hull it Is a little less digestible. Oats is also a good hog feed when combined with other: feeds as barley, corn or shorts. For fattening hogs, it.can form up to one-third of the ration. For growing hogs as much as one-half oats can be fed with good results. GRAIN! 1313 Have You a Car on our Smith-Murphy and Co. OUR BUSINESS IS CHANG- ING YOUR "GRAIN" TO "GAIN" Office 308 7th St. S. In Sherlock Building (Ground Floor) W. K. PORTER, Manager Lethbridge'Branch Reference Bank of Nova Scotia HEAD OFFICE WINNIPEG Salberg Grain Co. ______ MEMBERS WINNIPEG GRAIN EXCHANGE Lothbrldge Floor, Hull Block. Farm For Sale I We have COO acres adjoining tho' Town of Maryavllle, B. C., 160 acres under cultivation; BO acres additional 'cleared and ready for the. plow. Can nil be Irrigated from Mark Creek. This land borders, on the St. Mary's River a distance of one half mile from-.railroad station, school, post office, hotel, store, etc. Located in an active mining ami lumbering district, wlilcli .iiffordf, a ready market for tile products; of Oio, farm. Excellent climate, lots of open range.adjoin.lnx for lire stock. The.Improvements on this farm Imvo cost Will sell for per acre, 16.00 per acre cash, balance 6.annual payments with interest 'at ADDKfeSS- The Lund Land Development Co., Limited, WARDNER, B. C. ;