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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETnnnipGE DAILY HERALD Page 2ti- BRITISH COLUMBIA Canada's Most Productive, Prosperous and Progressive Province British Columbia Produced in Minerals Lumber Fish Agriculture Manufactures Total B. C. Homestead B. C. Fisheries B. C. Timber Trade returns for 1911-1912 show a total of sixty-nine million dollars, an increase oft over, forty-one million dollars in seven years Splendid opportunities in all lines of industry. British Columbia needs men and money to clevelop her illimitable resources Full Information SupplM by The Land of Promise By a Woman Sojourner O tho average young Canadian T woman "whi goes "out are assigned motives as varied aB singular. She usually runs Ihe gamut of speculation from a freak tiou to travel, to seeking better -chan- ces' in. tho matrimonial lists, which latter venture, to the woman of pride and ctvlibre is- so distaste- lul. A few, however, have "been convinc- fed that 3ho .can make good in the estate game, others, that .she In- Veata largely in health and optimism, Iwt the majority must grant that for intelligent, appreciative Interest, Kan deductions and wholesale influence the Canadian West is the richer for the Canadian It may not be Incorrectly surmiaei that .none the immense heritage they possess in prairie lund, timbered hills and winding rivers quite so up- Ipreciattatively as the Eastern farm- er's daughter. Yet to such, however well informed, comes tt. revelation as wonderful as tt is delightful. "What are your impression of the was the invariable question asked of H.n Ontariaii, with a deprecating: movement and a sralle, "Don't ask me that yet, I am still under tho charm of tho yastrioss of it all." Illustrative of tho speaker's attitude Sire two pictures. You may view one from the summit of a jutting spur of limestone by eour- overlooks a, fair slvitch of farm, garden and woodland in one oE Ontario's fairest comities. White, taut as a ribbon, stretch the roads, tree-fringed, graded, gravelled, bridg- off like a map the oblong sections oC land. Not unlike a' child's playground from this height, are the aqtmrc oP yellow atubble. that, of dark summer fallow, adjoin- ing, the bright green of fall wheat ami at. Intervals, valley and poplar- wooded hillsides ;tre all aglow with varying tints of yel low, bronze and tixqtiisii.ely re fleeted in the dark depths of u inoun tain lake, .lust beyond, are tlie dark green depths of spruce forests, ant warm grassy slopnj tliat furm the Too hills of the towering 'circle snow crowned peaks. Away io ens stretch miles and mitos of blue prun- and coulee, foothill and ravine merging from this high vantage point into an almost perfect level. Involuntarily nine thp verdict, but standing here on ihe wind swept height in the .-uui the sunshine it was though ;i diction had been spoken: "This is the land which I ilnili give thee, a land Ilowinr with milk and honey." To be practical, it is rciilly wheat or rcaJ estate about which the girl writes home and her letters an a. sorry mixture ol' such "wheat field" and "road" when ought lu (he language of the to have referred airingly 'to "acres Bui a Knowledge of tiiOiit; things cornea Inter, along with OMC-'H first experience of horse-buck riding. Western saddles and broncos. Then too the lirst attack of homesiukness came on a night when one awoke trembling to listen to tho dreadful tiovvl of tho coyotes ihe "yellow dugs" that bad skulked along tlic bluff the previous day. Presently, one grows used to tho tiny shacks or houses that at Hrai. sight seamed so ittiorly nn- ike a real home and Incidentally loo, with a wave of contrition, one realizes .hat we were a old Ontario to ho influenced in our jnrlg- neii't of people, by the size and splen- lor of the home. Somehow one for- gets all that in .the West, where the 'UdeEit shacks are often for happiness, tho sweetest homes. Spring and summer wore one long de- light when one lived out of renewed KtrougLh from the dry. brac- ing air and sunshine.'1 Daily, out; wheels. itud 'ramp of hordes on tlie bani Iloors us fiie bayr, sprang splendidly up the steep approach! Later, we waUi'ieu the tuniii'ig of the grain, Iho cutting, ihn and the signs of the woatuor. While across a continent: dally flp.sliej lid- ings of iho v.'elftire r.iu! of the offspring of ihe lier Speeding across country.the thought suggested itself, to contract pioneer conditions us one liuds them here with know to have existed in vantages he'is Klighting and the need of j-ethiciug the cost of living by male- ing his own really goori: brand oif which'would seem difficult to pro- cure. Such conditions only obtain in :i! particular part un'drr obseryjitton and' not to'the West'aw'a whole by any I means, would (he 'criticism be! frank without faking all thing.-; into consideration mid giving a due ni'joil of praise, For (.lie kindliness of its people, the hospitality of its homes; for the sin A View of the tongrcss Exposition Giounds time-scitlBd parts oC the East. The j shine and breezes of its prairie and j soil so rich, yet in the oiw case necos- lhe snowy summit of its mountains, j Kltaihig, ere it con Id be sown, EO much labor in the clearing of for- t.hifj case how comparatively easy! And co-relativoly. one wonders f the Western youth really appreciates one who is not a Westerner has grown to love tbe West. .M. A. llir.ME. thai .act and are for the vital ele- i Secretary of Scientific menis tlmt Kiniggle uni] at-Uiinme-nt I J Research Section ggle and aUuiiiiiie'at instil into character, tin; making of I men such line calibre as their grand-) sires. And again one urgne.s: Did it not require years to teach our forefath- ers that it was u mistake to place ihf premium almost, together on sinew Now, thought ami 'training supersede, as factors, in the successful pursuit of agriculture as evinced by our agri- cultural farms for experiment, and col leges for training. Ami one rs.miot but conclude that ju-st such ;tn event as the Dry-Farming Congress, is bright with .promise that tho WOKI has carl; recognized anl placed Us emphasis foi success on brain and not A critic-tern lias been passed on the Western homesteader for being so iiow to take advantage of a capital of mixed fanning. It particularly in thoBe parts where conditions favorable foi cat t hi raising, where splendid grazing conditions oluavned. Among the foothills in Southern Al- the luxuriant grtiss and numer- ous streams Ensure splendid pamure yet very few rattle, are ranging, al- hongli those rfccn wore always In fplendid condition. The price of beef s little less tlia'-i fabulous. Is the lomeateader ror farmer, justified in chtilling In with the worn plant of of Congress something new and of Intt-roat in thn variety mid liixiiriuiiro of il.u '.'lid flowers. To watch the growiiii- iraus- forniatiou of shriih. trci with Its! miles 01' jvruei nud Blanelns in ihe .he cost of high living? Is not the nconio thus derived much ICHH of ft Ramble lie plays when rUkiug ull on liU; whefJl or iuty crop? One too, hiiK observed bow and easily grown are UK; hnrdler garden Im'i the average farmer necm.s not to deem it worth his while mil- foi- market. An acre or so indeed, is oucusionnlly jfiveii and turiilp.s, and ALBERTA PUT HIM ON HIS FEET OWING to Magrath from Utah in B 1903, three thousand dollar: worse off than nothing, and con trolling over acres of choice Southern Alberta land In 1912, is ihe story of success told by J, F. Bradfhaw, one of the most succenful and enterprising farmers of the Ma- district. Mr. Bradshaw hau been ucccf.sful in Alberta, and is not at ,ill averse to saying s word for the country. said Mr. Brndthaw, "I will admit that I have been rather success- ful in my farming operation in South- uiKity ol i Int-oli 'ern Albertn and think this the best kd Secretary of the section on Scien-j country under the sun.. Of course all tilic Research of the International i my success has not been due to my Frederick .lames Alway, of tho Uni Oh, no, we didn't have all the'luck In thoac old days. The farmers down .-.round Magrath arc doing fairly well this year; a lot of them ,ire getting, forty and forty-five bushel crops. Noth- ing of the starvation order in that." the ready cash he could gat When success began to follow Mr. went home with agree-JBradthaw's operstlons he began to ments of sale for 2700 acres, in his j branch out. and in doing so he follow- pocket. j cd a plan which more farmers ought to "The first year we got a little brok- j imitate.. Hr. knew that farming, tha'. en. and raised 2000 bushels of grain.: is fanning, would play out his land. dictrict looked a likely part of the country. On enquiry he learned that good land could be purchased for to per acre on terms from the Albcrja Railway and Irrigation Co. Before returning, he paid out all Ury-Fiirmlnjr CoitRroHP, was horn in MorfolK rounty. Out., and educated at Toronto University, from which he Kraduate.d with a lit IS'.M, and Ifnitldbortv University, Or- farming alone; part of what I have now came through tile increase In land values..1 But at that, I believe a man can come into the country yet, and make just as much money, for there That was the start. I have never had a crop failure since I came to the country, not even in 1010. which was looked upon as a failure over this country so far as the crop Was con- cerned, Have I ever had any record crops? have had a few that I was rather proud of. (n 1907 we raised the largest crop. That year we had many, where IK- received his Ph. in! are many conditions now which are; IS117. lie iirulVsnor of cheinlMry more conducive to successful farming; In I lie I'nl vnrsily j than there were then." He did not want that to happen, so hs went west into the foot hills, and bought up a large tract, approximately five thousand acres, and began to ranch. His motto now is to sell as much live stock yearly as grain. Hie ranch in an ideal from the point of view of the stockman.. Two hundred horses. IfiOQ cattle, 5800 sheep, and 300 hogs is the stock at the present time, with the number rapidly increasing, in this country, says Mr. Brsdshaw, Mixed farming is the farming that pays bushels off acres. And we got a good price for it' too, t Bold the whole crop at 39 cents per bushel. A few crops like that would put any man j but dry farming methods can be prac- on his feet. Last year's crops was i tised just as successfully mixed fairly good bushels off GOO i farming as in purely grain farming. acres. I had about ai good a crop Mr. Bracishaw says his story is only InteroMling too, NTo loading of how MIOKP .lime davs iu Ontnrio wore iMinctiiniLMl (lie rutnlilr of nrlvltcgo. fi 'lu- lm> D. no di-fiv iim into ilellgbt to the j from IS'.'S to and hait been pro-[ Suffering revsrsfls in his operations i in-art of .Home Kasiern farmrf-s! --nud j ftissor of ChcmiiUry in in the St.'itc of Utalr prior to 1903, Mr.1 (he of Nebraska rtlncf Bradshaw decided to join the trek to; It he iio.'iiiihle iluit. flic Alljerla Hitf ioiis in Or-: the great Canadian prairies, whe fni-iui-r doi'S uol (.are to cloni'ty eul-1 Chemistry, on I'hcmical Comiio- mr.ny of his fellow farmers from the i thirty bushels to the acre. I've marie sense, and Sunny Southern Alberta are in 1910. the dry year, on Ir.nd thn-; wr.s of hundreds of settlers I summer fa Mowed. It yielded about f.outhern Alhcrt.i. Good, common tlviuu ihe aciiuiiinlanco of HIP hoo? No donbi he will fall In line in reaped hu up to the ail- sitiou HoilH, Arid of Seini-Aiid and Transition and on Soil Mohhire In Si-mi- state had gone in the two or three mistakes, but have learned the lesson quite enough t< years just previous. Hr visited South-j that it is the farmer who farms right same success as crn A'bcrla, and decided that Magrath'who comes the winner in the end.! operations he guarantee anyone the has attended hla ;