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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Tin: LI-TIInutDGI; DAILY HERALD October 21. IttlS ILBERTA: AGRICULTURAL POSSIBILITIES I SHALL nut make any iiitctnpi to j .ijlliUw.ioii her other u'cmim-s .if} eoimueiT'' bUlii-iis j- of ''tons til' n-se'-vo'r.-q of-Uaitiral found almost f- jiai't. 01 the lirovlmV', aiftl ihat' fo'r oiitrV ImnriVi'd mile.J tin- Athabasca Hivei' the- pros KuUo drive Itis pick into tin- bant; and the j down in bine I; poois by Hit-f 'hat the aloiiy lakes and rivi-rs i-milani mil-i lion? of cortis uJ excellent wood. J or'thill I'resli waU-r cuiilaht i (iflMCH of edible resources will no duaibt cotitri-.' bui'fe ot her fururc-prusp-'rity and iuiss of'wealth, but to the people of Alberta j 1hef.fm.m-e i.s wrapped in her OOO'irtcivs of arable land nud rhe d velojunent of rural The naiion ti! ihvel] on" Hie farm a-id in no part of th.fi world U tliis more true, than' i" ihe province of The province is actually ;t nmtoii of an ai'ea, acres over KMi.ouiU'OO j acres is fit profitable aiificulture. Of this vast :II-HJI than per cent, is -under cultivation .at present time, a -statement .that''will1 snide thej jiroSprt'tive tue conclusion! that a.srt'at fiK'irehiwail-s iinlns-j try. in 'Alberta. j Although such large portion of j ihe provinc.o husmot yet been brought cultivation, visitors in ihe Con greis from be easily i-oayineed ibat: pioneering in j i this" province shorn of many of ftsjj difficulties, and terrors thai confront-; eri the pioneers of a ro century aao. Settlement in this and in-this pro-vince progresses very develops very rapidly. The setienient, rapidly, so rapidly chm. ;t District is mvariably followed ing 'is of; most; of its motaoioiiy and It lore tho advent of man 10 (lit- prairies ii iiu. horn.. of millions of buf- falo. VHP! ot aiiU'lopn and fleer. AH MimltiaiiiK 1'uiunl u favoraljlc liabiunn on thi; iimi viiM'-cliul aiui wmxllaiiil. lluffn.'o IjniiiS Brew in tin- otjcii. Wild pcit-i-lnc ainl vftit-lu-s nn in liiMirSancc ;t-; to cover Hu1 thirl ets and in of ho HARVEST SCENE ON AN ALBERTA HOMESTEAD local community to carry out i per aeiv. The trees are nearly all sitr- Litprovemenis. Commercial HIP j face rooted. and in few years the thlrkly wooded farm will be the exrensK "uncommon hhe ae from roots as a of thy telephone and homesteads in a i come profitable farms. to find) a' wliolejtnwnshiptor an entire-. district up iu a single i en Bnminer. will.always hove; In nelkhborp in new Alberta home. Lund is cleared aiid prepared railway Itivaiion ar comparatively small erstwhile wlldeni rhe-aoiitliprn purl of .ihe provlnc-e ied Populous here clearint: is necessary. In (lie market garden. year or two he- Tov.'ns spring as if by magic, ess is trHUsform- and prosperous Roads and scUools follow in due central and northern part, where there course. has eftab-j is considerable scrub and timber, the n syJifiini of local government cost of. preparing the land for crops affords alntlie nuiqiiinery neces-[ is higher and will vary from to Wild Grasses In Plenty Xinely-jjix different varieties of wild grasses bi've hpf-n identified, of which 411 make excellent hay. -Ofthe Hedges and rushes there are at least 9-T var- ieties, many nf which make sjooil hay, and all make splendid pasture during the spring and the early part of the summer. The grow on low- or liiiulfi and mat.shes and ar-? diligent- ly sought for by stock in the early dnri-ng UIOKC iieason.H when tiH iionu-ij... in il I'JU'U Of when- the soil t contains mor-' lin'ie, liuix-s il.-velop oxcelh-ut limliH, that' the srlt In thf fioil wears the hoof 101 a sviumcirii-ul ami ijpiral t'lutiic. Tin1 hire reared in the open, imtitir with rohiiftt Alhr-itU hHd a I place in tiu> markets of ilic contliti-ni i If ihriiiin- is ihe-u opportiiiiiUcs are multiplied. is rarely uild'M- i c-e-ni: pound, have been bought Iwoiily per doxen. but in llu autumn and winter run ri'.nularly Ufpy fonts per There is a famine in every city in the pYuvinee Dealers pay pw- at UK .slatEon of the fanner. The provision dealers are importing hams h-con while- hows are Hfllin- at cent; live weight. The oppoi-Lnnittrs to Jtfjney are lesion in any line ot mixed larmitm. They will rather that) diminish with the e.vten sion of railways for years to come. Over half a _ million dolla worth of poultry PHHIIICIK and which should lie- suppi'o.i bv h't-al in favor of Alberta, for the farmers are imported annually into part of liB area uiMlor thft ili- die province and ih.-> prescr.' indk'j; reel or hiilirom. are that -temand wil? fn; wi" -UMK'iil exceed th? supply for ac.Trnl Practically pn! ol hea't; creamery butler manufactured an- 1 ntiEiily in (jlo .province, but t ot i.blK (juantity >y sent lo Mrilisb Coliim- bia and Alaska, which maintains a m.irkot in this article ook. Thcso to the fanner. Albena Is the" groa; bell of the American continent. m" tlie fnion that formerlj' pro upland grasses harden, rnltivated j (hiced ffhpflt :irp (..0rn also do well, timuihy. alfalfa. Vvvchisivelv. Uhio, Indiana. .Middle; ihe year and directly hen oru belt i farmer producers. the See the Exhibit. From the western rye grass, and bine gnias hav-j ;tnd of tl 'OK bppii ami all i will alwavs remain he- very successful. jof 1Ue (-oimnvin, n-hiiL. rhu Th" soil is composed'of a covering! of the Canadian XonInvest will aa j of vegetable humus which sits uiniis-; siire.ly remain ihe tfreaT wheat pro-j ui-bcd Dilute it was laid down many j ducors. The wh.ole I The chief nutriments of tlie wheat line whtci- from !iS .nnni- ns nUroseii, putash a.iu! phosphoric the .Miasi-jsiiipi northward to Ihe.val-' uCBtt export hfief cattle for arid, but what is of principal impor-! ley of Peace, reproducing cmm'ry- Hei-r can IK; (iro- rance is the lime Rontiiintid in the soil j rhe period of vcirtMiition the tlnni "in nth- whereby the nitrogen i.s ser free and l.heaU of New Jersey-and Ohio. j ready tu be absorbed by vegetable The wheui'.HreuH of ihe Nanism. The richness ot' is j llyvomlni; _ o" ntiilzed ,fc Markets For Beef. Albersa is siipplying British Calum- Yukon nud Alaska with as ers f- I ilhtstrattd in the number of grains in other cropH. Consumption uf ihe .cluster found in. ihe is inereaeiiiK at n jrrenf.fM1 rate "than I wheat plavit. Ti'.rcfi. four'stud five'i and an area nl tngh prices i. svKiiiB occtir'In'eaeh a fact i IB in sislit." This seanv'y is funada's 1 i which eKplninstlio larye average yield j opportunity, and she is (inickiy .tak- i i the- place VALLEY, n d t he Products From the Land of Sunshine, Fruit and Flowers V Every product of .the siemi-tropic or temperate zones readies the highest stages, or development in the Sacra- mento Valley It has the most diversilied agriculture 01 any country or land m the world. This is partly b'ecause' of its climate, which is as good as any m the world, and partly because of the marvelous fertility of the soil in the Sacramento Valley. PI Tlie ruiiitall is--suniuant io nuui'lsli IjImUWK .iiaiious.. uf ths Tliu and ilii; climate is dry and gtiiia- problem of our asrk-ult'jre U tli.e We for ion.s seasons.-Tlie rainy ssascm 'problem of HiiniilyliTp broad (o tlie J witli uic season. I.evei'-increiisiiis itillliunH nf Anic-ricn is rain Kiivopo. anil while marvrfmis itrltl- n-iiis .lune anil ihe wenilicr es lisivc1 b'ron mailc in (ha ols the rainy reason' .ceasos. ihe iranaporlntioii of agrlciilMi-nl uro- becomes dry. hardenlns the. grain and limits, yet Ihe real solnllmi of iliu Sivins it ii color ami" v.-hich pi'olileiii is fliy uupulHliun to accounts for ihe (niality or rathpr than til'-J food to '.ho l.'aruidian wheat. L'vc-n the frosr of 1 exerts a beueiicial influence ;m nK ot ample land.awall ins pulverizes ;he grouiid and puts it jnira.'in find of iioBrfibiillies nf ngric'lllural ideal condition for the rains of the i'ol-' production which rim be realizeit'only lowing season. A prominent scientific "iigineutetJ lieforo auihorlly says: "As Ions as the west above nil of what transport Ima is blessed with winter froi-its'anil 'suir- i and yet do lo carry j'Kii- iner rains, teeming crops will be Ihe i culture across tho sea, the more leas- product of her soils." tollable prospect is the settlement -of A i these wide areas liy a populalion rexr- A Dchghtful Chmate I Ms Those familiar with the climate of juf-f offers the western middle states have nothin: Wheat Production Increasing Tlie inrreasf1 in in Alherta In the- hist yjnrs is The Sacramento produces annually eighty per cent of the deciduous fruit crop of California. The largest single orange, lemon and pomelo orchard m the world, consisting ol acres has just been planted in the Sacramento Valley. These are only some, of the things in which the Sacramento Valley of California excels, either Mr. Miller or Mr. Spencer at Sacramento Valley booth will gladly tell you more about the Sacramento Valley, or a letter or postal will bring, you, free of charge, complete iniormation about this wonderful portion of the American continent. The-Sacramento Valley Development Association is a public organization and has no lands for sale. "to fear from ihe of Alberta. The summer climate corresponds with that which prevails in Monmia, Idaho, NVhraskii HIM! Colorndo, except lm( an index of the great the average temperature ts_ ahom' !ive j that is hound to follow in nesi degrees The tcm- i dpcade. Tin; is thai, our iieratiire varies from 59 at lands, liiivc noil.- near the IntornaUoual boun-j ing can stem or tiirti aside the shviim dsry. to 'il at Kon Verinillion, of iminianiiioii thsu It as in from 700 miles north. It. may appear j ilie I'nitfd aijd the lonielnnd. stra-nge iho more northerly point Thofie who COMK: now may vs: IIHB 11 liislior iik'jui jjumiticr '.oniitcrci- The paradox irf by the fan thiit (luring .hum and July ihe higher latitude Tias ahont IS hoiirs of sinilighr. There is bii: littie ditT- (.-reiu'e from the above slates with purfd for thf- IIPXI IV-w ycaiv. Should stock IIP hin-bnndman desire livi in llic jrrciitcKi nainra lentuire. If Ihe fuels arc- live slock in tbe world. He- Mho llrst of ari'.l if allowed to i f-nti until Oemlier (io ;iif liljih as t.il'-i1 j and iioinid.-i. The of Atl.'eria me j .Wrsioni Stqeli d'-Qwers iation. i niiiiniy nf ninning herds' headfnrariers :ii .Maclernl consists j trout to j Sit-i'iN are 'x'iniv up i j by (he iii" OOJiie- j [Headers upon tli.1 leases ami j 1 :'ini; ihrt uitf ue a-iliiiis of Stock -consists mainly of. .sum') ranchers wno" rnn.-.front'-I'f'.y I to uvo thousand cattle.-' The rapid j saiilenit-fiit uf .siifeJidid, -district is driving the cadle men into feeding smaller IiPrdR. Whuer fa I'.filing is- proving a' prolit-t able iiiidoi'taldnjr. It niarlts the begin-j i nins of s new era in ihe catlie in-' dnstry of Alberta. Wiilr the passing j of the great herds tbis indu.stry falls i on the fariin-ir. The new conditions will imnrovij the and quality of! the oatile iiroducwl and in a few years i rhe ntiMibtr of cat tie prepared for ex-1 the market, will far! exceed char has been accom-j .irihi'd in tbe past. j Already some of the lawns ol Alberta- j are more wlit-ni than any i tjlluT town in ('anada.j Holh spriiiH and fall-v.-lieu! aru Krown. I .Asi'onomisiK who have visited this: jii'ovinr-e predict tl'.at in n few yours Alberta produce ihe boHt jjnide of i .wheat on lie conliiietit. Varieties of this ijiipoi-iftd from the Stairs, have improved in weijtbt. and (jiiuiity, j and aro beitii- shipped back 10 tin: for seed. Alberta wheat iiiucd (in opposite ,Tlic .of vlu.'iii Avas ii'i'owii in .this ilistrirt. ii.n.d jiull- on uly .1st. mid li.is rccoi'd jiiiinlicr (if 1 spike's, nud uiidcrsliiiid il jfsljili- lislu's. ;i s. record. MS we under- stand i he liist 'I'pcurtl only spikes. MS I'cconlccl liy I'rol. We have land identically the same as grew this that we can sell for, from 520.00 to per acre, depending upon the shipping facilities, and so forth. ulso hare a large listing of improved lands :liai we are able lo sell ai of raw land on amount or other unavoidable cailfes of the owners. PRODUCTS OF MIXED FARMING IN ALBERTA Sacramento, California 640 acres of all steam plow land, willii'a a few inileK of l.t'ihbrirtee. of which Ihore are L'-.'ll urrep Ecwleil-. -in Wilier wlieai anil same is looking thm. Tiii.- land IH 'all fiince.d and enllivated. per sere, Ir-rnis. 1GO acres Improved Land in a Dlilenillil distrii-l.-1 I'rlr-o S1S.OO per acre. have seviM'al other good buys ill Kami Lands, .anri slifiti he pleased 'to uncle yon ,on any hinil SUNNY iSOUTHERN AtBERTA also a dotniriment solely in city property, have some splendid simus. Call in ami our oflice your headquarters for correspon- ik'lli-e. Asl; ns for Knnn or Maps. Co. Ground Floor Sherlock Building Ave. and -.Seventh1 St. S. Lethbridge, Alberta ;