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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta 21, THE IVRTmmiDGE DAILY UAINTED e Alberta Provincial Land Agencies, Limited IK _ 1 1 __ __ Lacombe, Calgary, Edmonton, Provost, Coronation, Didsbury. Representatives in Every Town and Village in Alberta We Specialize in Alberta Farm Lands THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL LAND AGENCIES, LIMITED As signifies, is an Alberta comp.vm and is ide in its srixpe. w oik on the belief Unit all Al- Derta is good, but Hut some parts die bettei Milled than oiliei-, lo (eitain 1'Ses ol agiienltiue OPJ aim to suit tlie Iju.vef by selling.liim M ants and bo Koi this piupose we ,ue eslaltlisii- nig ollic-.fs in the centres of the great agnculhiuil ol Ubott and aJiciuh offices at Lacombe, Olhei ofhu- will be opened the AMUH'I Besides lioVui'g these oJhces, we are appointing i-cjHYstmatnes in oach rily. (own and i illase in (he Produce. Ml oui men Lou salary so that it makes no dillerence lo them 01 the u.mpam heie a man bin s TJiis safegnai cU men ho aie louk- mg over Alberhi with a view to ii'ustmg au.uust ini-iepipsenlauon 01 undue piessmc. to THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL LAND AGENCIES, LIMITED through its agents and by eareful eompilaiion hOin u-poiU gou'inmei is BoanK >i Tiade etc has mtim tie ami aiiihentu: inlormalion uoneerning ihc soil, clmiate oops ete nioei) puit ol Albeila Oui aaents aie leqnned to give us weekly rejiorts on these malleis this niloiiiuition can be bad for the-Wiiting We aie in a IKU Licul.ulv advantageous position to advise provpedue buvois as to the localities that aie best adapted to oiajn ounvuio q0ik niixed farming 01 AA bates ei line.he inay AMsh to lollow. The Company has lands listed from the International boundary to the Hinterland and through our extenshe or- ganization man with an.y kind ol'.land he wants at the price lie wants to pay wliereAei it may be We do not find it necessary'to boost one locality unduly 'or knoclj another in order to -ell Jand. It is all the same to us wnere a man buys. can suit him somewhere for 'We Cover tlie Province.'' PUKING THE CONGRESS We Handle City Real Estate Insurance Loans THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL LAND AGENCIES, LTD. f S I (k 1 T-F 17 _ _ _, _. r LETIIBR1DGE OFFICE Incorporated 1012. H. F. Ken ny Managing Director; O. Austi Publicity Sherlock Corner Seventh St. ai: Austin, Secy-Treas.; Subscribed Capital and Third Avenue. HEAD ALBERTA, (iAXADA. Prairie Canada Offers Millions Chance for Home W. J. WHITE, Inspector Canad ian Immigration Agencies in U. S.) PRA1R1H Sas katchewan, ami times -bigger than Great Brit- ain and Ireland, unrt three times the size of tlie German empire plain miles long a-nd of un- determined productive tu'tes the world's greatest wheat farm. ,Thcse three provinces contain 000 acres of hind, of 'which 000 acres are almost entirely unexplor- ed. Of the total urea of surveyed land, all acres havo been brought under cultivation. VVhen one considers that, this cul- tivated area produced in poor year throughout the American corrti- approximately. bush- of wheat, oats, barley, and (lax, of bushels were wheat, be imagined how immense will lie Prairie Canada's contribution to the grain markets of the world as :more and more fertile laud is brought under the.plow. New Nation is Rising. But more than farms are making on these prairies. Here, on a wheat plain wider than that of Russia, richer than those of Egypt. India, or the Argen- tine, out of strangely diverse elements a new nation Is ariying. This nation's ancestry wii] be cosmopolitan; Us Ideals and its patriotic devotion, Can- adian. In this country of "meager past, solid present, and illimitable fut- ure" nationality is no bar to progress. Preference naturally is felt for those I who speak English, or, at least, ap- preciate well modeled Institutions; but pluck and determination, rom- came from ilie United States, from Great Britain, and 1S4 from foreign countries. The-num- ber from the United States in the, cal- endar year 1910 was Vast Army Crowding In. With such a progressive showing of immigration into an age when towns are founded overnight and straightway become thriving when a brief period suffices for carv- ing a profitable farm out of raw prajr- any one wonder at the as- sertion that the present opportunities in this last best west will not long be available? Over the vast domain of western Canada, only the surface of which, as tlie president of tho United States has observed, has been scratched, pic- ture to yourself a vast army of content- ed workers, each creating opportunity, opportunity, and advancing his own fortunes. Fancy, further, tread- ng close on the heels of this army in Crops Become More .Varied-. In a land of such Immense sweep there is sioccssarily a variety of re- sources, but none, up. to the present, -has been considered of such overwhel- ming importance as the spring and fal wheat and the oat, barley, and flax crops. Since the well-being of a large part of the Dominion hangs upon thts success or failure of the wheat crop, this is the all-absorbing topic of con- versation during the growing period. time, and on up to the mar- keting. Its influence extends not only far down into the United States, but also over seas, drawing thousands of farm- ers with its Itirn of cheap, productive inds. Success has emboldened the raisers of these grains, and each year Lhere is further incursion into those northern fifjlds only a short time ago; sgarded as almost Arctic wastes. So It happens that as against the old or and large scale cultivation. Now, more and more, the tendency is. to- ward economy of land area and con- servation moisture and a .word, la tensive fanning. The Canadian farmer of 1P12 IG look- ing aheail to the certainty that waste- ful methods mean impoverishment nf land, and mixed vfarniinj? .and scien- tific culture he sees the sure means whereby he niay transmit to his chil- Secretary of Agricultural Forestry Section? ilren and grandchildren an unimpaired inheritance. "The trackless prairie" Is a poetic phrase that is quite without meaning as .regards prairio Canada. Not only ,ave the railways grid Ironed the1 conn- .ryjroin south to north and from east .0 but Canada today has per cap- ta the largest railway mileage of any natibn i'H the world. Altogether, miles of road were Malthusfan delusion that population another army of tlie amcj tends to outrun the means of subsis- bilioii'.i, crowding in to share hi the I tence, the only fear now among Cana- oecupntion of the land. la it not plain-! economists js that the wheat may graded and miles of steel were laid in the prairie province during 1911. making- a present total mileage 11 western Canada of mon sense, an acceptance of comfit- Iy lo be scs" Canada overstocked. ions, and willingness to work all18 railways are! Turn to Intensive Farming. i lirailchinS In every town Crop conditions, however, are chaug- is miildl-ng, elevator capac- ing year by yoar. Canadian farmiii- Is make for success. The total number of immigrants in-j ify is doubling and and i limlersoing "tho universal evolution. farmer and laborer and merchant! TUo first with rich land so arc rejoicing in a. general plenty? j plentiful, war, toward economy of lab- ;o Canada in the calendar was Of these new A COMMON SIGHT IN ALBERTA Agricultural Resources and Possibilities Continued front Opposite Page! grown. at Fort. Chipexvyan, latitude. 59 degrees, 750 miles north of tho In- Charles V fatott Piotessoi or For estry of the Kansas State Agricultural College aad Kansas State Forester, Secretary ot the -.cotton, on A tiiral Fo'restn, was born In Kansas in 1875, grew to manhood on tho farm, and (graduated from tHe Kansas State Agricultural College in Ho ac- cepted'a position with the Bureau of Forestry, United States Department of Agriculture 'Immediately ffa graduat- ing and was assigned to work in Sand hill region. 'In this position -he-had charge of the nursery and tree plant- ing work that was tlien being started. In the school year of 1904-5 he attend- ed the Yale University Forest-School, returning to the Nebraska work In July, lie was appointed Forest Supervisor for the Kansas and Ne- braska National Forests in 1906, which position he held until Decem- ber, 1907, when he resigned to accept the position of Professor of Forestry in the Iowa State College. This po- sition was held until June 1, IS 10, when he resigned lo accept the posi- of State Forester oC. Kansas vand Professor of Forestry.1, in Kansas-" State Agricultural College, which" po- sition lie now occupies. In all of his work Mr. Scott hat' been in close touch with the problems of farm forestry in the middle west, and is familiar with the conditions as they exist through- out the Dry-Farming section of the1 United Slates. Has work in the Gov-, eminent Service took..him. .into every" one of iho semi-arid states east of the Rocky has a number of yeara. contributed to the farm papers of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. I-Ie is also the author of hnllctlns: "The Hardy Catalpa m Iowa." "The -Hardy Gatalpa' in Kan. sas" and "Trees for Western j ternaUonal Boundary line, took first I prlwt at. tho World's Fair at Plii 1 a- Idclphfa in 1S70'. Wheat gi'own in iho f 1 T 1 ID 1 T? ji'oace River couiury tnok similar bon- Director oi the Lacombe Jbxp'enmentai rarm! jors-at tho Columbian exposition, Chi- r cago in ISIHi. Alberta rud, ,tbat (he fnmous variety here I 0, H. Hiitton, Supenntendcnt of the j has never been ben ten hv ailv winter n i m i i Dominion Kxpenment Slatmn, la i grou-ii in the of Uui j Western States, and it has been in an- is one of the committee on ilie niial competition for a ntinibcr of I sec lion of I'Vci-m Alan.'igenum-t, and j years :iL the various Ury Farming Con- will lake an active piul in tlie work of of the world. U took the ''iim at IJillinps Spokane in lOiO, ;LIK! Colorado Springs istii. The a ian of every grower in j Hit! .AVpstorn States is to beat Alborta tlu> Congress. He graduotnd from the Ontario College at Guclph in HtflO anri asfiiimed of his own farm -in (be management Kaalttrn Ontario. j Ilf-d, i where bis ypecial lino of work w is j At Provlnciiil Fair livostock frlllt_ Ho 1010, llio sample of spring wheat that Monk nrsi prizu weiyliod' sixiy-iievon I CKlliMrt in tiairy catlle ;11111 lllul fiounds to tho liiiKlicl. Prof. Hertford (''red many record-brciikhifj animals J of -Manltobn Agrk'tiltnral who f In lie was appointed Superin- tend en t of the Dominion Uxijerlmcnt Station at, Lacombe upon KB estab- lishment, and through his it has como to the front aa one of the waa. a m tho fair said it was the i heaviest, wheat his had ever seen. Alberta oats challenge the world. They won the Grand Prize at Paris a row years ago. Since the beginning j of the Annual Seed Fairs ot! Alberta I the average weight of the prize oats jhas been forty-eight pounds to '.he bush- el. Eighty-five per cent, of tho oats grovi'n in the province go over forty- tvo pounds to tho busliel. In 1910 the most important tfta His chief prize oats at Edmonton Seed Fair tip- He has met w-Ith marked fiuccoas In successful, and have emphasized thay ped the scales at fifty pounds? per bush- el. work with livestock on -.-the experi mental farm has been somewhat HID successes have been in introducing alfalfa more generally iu tho northern sections of the Province; aud his work with soil packers, which have given very pronounced results under dry-farming conditions, steer feeding liavo have been up a dirty farm through cnl- importance of livestock.on the (arm' turn! methods adopted, ami while his I in Contral Alberta. ;