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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Daily Herald VOLUME V. Letlibrirtgc, Alberta. Wednesday, October 23, 1012 TWENTY-TWO PAGES TODAY Number 207 is the greatest exhibit of agricultural products I have ever seen. It far surpasses any conception I had of what it would be like. If the people only realized its greatness there would be visitors A. L. Sifton, Premier of Alberta. ARE HORSES BETTER THAN A TRACTION Knight with Others Dispute Claims of the Traction Expert There was a lively lilt on the BUD- 1-Jeut of the horse versus tho tractor on the faim, at. tho afternoon session of ihc soil culture section of the Con- e s m the Majestic Theatre yester- iRivmond Olncy, traction expert of the Rumelv company, on the tractor ant its on the farm. Mr. Olney ia tho 'course of his remarks made the some _J h u sweeping statement that the tractor would soon replace the horse the heavy work oh the farm, say- >Jng that 1L cost less for upkeep and .prcduced more wealth. This was the Statement which raided the storm, When Mr. Oluey concluded several de- legates indignantly protested against (he paper having the official endorsa. tion of the meeting, in some cf the statements made. Air. Olney claimed that one tractor would replace 35 horses on the farm. Mr. Knight, of Raymond, and others, pointed out emphatically that horses the farm could produce mo-re than tractors, and one dele gate quoted his experience in having In one 3 ear made three times the val- ue of his first herd of borses, by keep- ing them on the farm. Mr. Olney claimed iii his paper that the crop production did not keep up the settlement of the land, and that sooner 01 latei it would become necessary to employ tlie tractor al- in the cultivation.of the farm He claimed also that the of the tractor'solved the problem of deep plowing. He quoted figures io 'tx tho cost of upkeep of engines, as .compared with the cost of keeping horses for the work on fche farm. The protesting delegates did not let this get by them, and in strong terms they denounced the sentiments sxpressed. They pointed out that the horse on the farm was productive of ealth in more ways than toy mere phvsical work. The feeling of the meeting appeared to be in support of this as opposed to some of the state- ments of the tractor expert. PERSIA'S "MAN PLEASED POACHERS TOOK LIFE OF TRAPPER Quebec, Oct. rc- Jls the fact-that Alfred llorln, the ravper, whose dead liody with a bul- ct wound in the head, was found by ricnds in Ills shanty near Notre Dame }es Anges, was murdered by poach- :ra whom he had complained about. 1 hey had actually tried to trap him ll muskrat traps and this failing, it 8 believed they shot him in his shanty STo arrests have been made yet, tat lie police are searching for two loachers who have left the neighbor- .ood. Ambassador AM Kulj Kahn, of Persia, speaks in glowing terms of the splendid way In which the Congress Is man- aged, and states that he never saw any convention better a-r- ranged and carried, out by the local managem-ent. HO compar- ed the present Congress io its advantage with a recent con- vention In New York, where there 'were noted scientists gathered from all parts of thfi world, yet not a line of the convention appeared in the Io- cal press. ENTHUSIASTIC FRIEND OF THE CONGRESS HON. W. R. MOTHERWELL Minister of Agriculture, Saskatchewan HE GREW FIRST WHEAT IN SOUTHERN COUNTRY MOTHEKWELl Veteran Tells of the FLi'st Grain Grown at'Card- Ke- miniscence. MTEL'S WAY OUT OF TROUBLE Ottawa, Oct. Bruno Nan- "tel Minister ot" Inland Revenue, when p'secn this made a positni btiteaiL'iit -tiiat it is not -his intcn- ?Ation to resign his portfolio. Xantel IfcVws that he promise to1 tho dpLOpIe that the question of an unur gift should be referred to the people. Ihs promise, he says, related ooU i question of permanent navalpol AIa.grath, Oct. L. Far- rell, of Cache Valley, Utah, and known throughout the dry farming belt of Western America as the "father of dry is a delegate to the Leth- bridge congress, and he will have a few words tp, .say on tho practical phase-of all-absorbing topic. Ho was a passenger on the train Sa-tur- day-jto'; Guccis and during the jour- ney, a representative of the Herald had an interesting conversation with the veteran. He is a personal friend of Mr, J. T. Burns, the secretary, and Dr. Widt. soe, tho president of the congress, and has spoken at almost all of the meetings of the international 'arming congress since its inception several ye'ars ago. At the congresi at Denver, Colo., he held a vast aud- ience in his grip while he related in his quaint style his experience on his Utah farm. Nineteen professors of agriculture listened attentively his and they all took note of what he said. It was a pleasing surprise when Mr. Farrell told the reporter that he was an old Canadian settler, lie lo- cated ,011 Lee's Creek, near where Cardston. now stands, twenty-four years ago. There was scarcely a set- tler in all Southern Alberta at that time, and tho -country indeed looted like a barren wilderness, lint Mr. Farrell was u frontiersman, and he no sooner arrived on the site chosen to locate than he bagan to improve his surroundings. He brought with him a number of cows from Utah, and he was soon journeying to Lcthbridgc and Fort JMaeleod with his butter and eggs, Ho used to trade with Harry Deniloy and speaking of these limes bo said: "Every week I would make 11 trip overland to Lethbridgc with my but- ter. Lethbridge was a very small place at that time, they treated me fine. I had a reputation fur mak- ing good butter. I told the merchant (Continued on SIFTON OUT IS OF DANGER .Ottawa, Oct. Siftou, who has been con- fined to his rooms sit. the Chat- eau Latirter, is much improved today. Ills physicians state that he Is now out ot danger, and will bo able to leave his bed shortly." Saskatchewan's Minister of Agriculture to be Next President TWO SpCIALS FOR (MDSTON Tlie following special train service is "announced by the C. P. K? for .the convenience ot.' the travelling public between here and Cards ten, coming to and from'the Congress tomor- row, Thursday, namely: A special train of nine coach- es will leave Cardston tomor- row morning at Keren o'clock, one hour ahead of the regular train. In the evening anoiher special of nine coaches will leave LethbrJdge at o'clock for Cardston, in addition to the regular train leaving here at 7 p.m. This makes two trains to and from Cards-ton tomorrow, which ought to provide accom- modation for.- all passengers. The C. P. R. officials are anx- Sous to give tKe public the best -service possible, and if there are any complaints the officials claim it they have not been properly advised of; the requirements of the travel- ling public. 'Every convenience will be given if the C. P. R. is advised without delay. ONE OF THE GRAIN JUDGES CITIZENS DAY, THOUSANDS FLOCKED TO EXPOSITION BIG FORTUNE FOR TOSY ;EX-M.P. EIGHT MILLIONS LEFT TO GLEN CAMPBELL BY RELATIVE IN AUSTRALIA Winnipeg, Luon Archibald Campbell, more familiarly kno'wn as "Glen" -n-Jio sat Hon. W. R. Molhenvell, minister of agriculture for the province of Sas- 1'or a numbeti of .years in the Manito- W. C. McKJIUcan, Superintendent Do- minion Experimental Station, Bran- don, Manitoba. THE GREATEST YET According to the estimate of John T. Burns, secretary of the Congress, there arc over two thousand delegates in the city, aside from other visitors. Ov- er one thousand have already registered, and he appeals to tho others to as soon as possible. He says this ens- ily the greatest farm: congress ever held "on-the American continent. He made this announcement at the Ma- jestic Theatre this morning amid cheers. REPRESENTS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Excursions from the Sur- rounding Towns Help Swell Multitude OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City is Almost Certain to Get Next Congress Oklahoma looks like for the Dry-Farming C'ongrcss. Okla- katcbcwan, is slated as the next nre- Legislature, and'during the led Marie siricht of the International Dry-Farm-: Dominion parliament: represented t tvoodeson" ahd backed up by a cheque Congress to take the place Dr. John Widtsoe of Utah. The eli tion will take place tonight, and it i; understood that the committee on solicitors in Australia, saying that his Uncle, Archibald a big sheep rancher, has left him sole heir to an of.' Dauphin In Ottawa, being now chief for will place before'the dcle- inspector of Indian Affairs in the west, gatcs tomorrow afternoon ihcir- has received a letter from a firm of! claims for the next session of the nominations will bring in a report- to the effect that his election Dr. Liberty Bailey Dilates on Greatness of the Con- gress Principles as presi- dent be made unanimous. Hon. Dun-' estate of eight million dollars. .Mr. can Marshall was also mentioned as Campbell has not corresponded with a possibility for the next- president, but he declined to accept the nomin- ation. The election of lion. Mr. Moth- erwell will, he a popular one on ac- count of the victory Of Saskatchewan in winning the blue ribbon premium of the- exposition. DISPELS HOPE OF AN HEIR The Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 23.__ Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands has been suffering for several days from a slight indisposition. This, ac- cording to an official -bulletin signed by the Court physician, tends to dis- pel the hope which Her .Majesty en- tertained of the birth of an heir to the throne. uncle for many years, and until he has more definite inforriiation, pre- fers to be a little skeptical about the estate. ELECT OFFICERS TONIGHT Election of new officers for the International Dry-Farming Congress takes place tonight at the auditorium. Tomorrow afternoon the place "of conven- tion for next year will be de- cided. congress. The 'southerners' promise all delegates the time of their lives if they come to the capital of Okla- homa, where ..they claim they rive the leading dry-farmers of the United States. Oklahoma has twice come within a few points of winning the state sweepstakes, and their enthusi- asti? for the work of the Congress, they think entitled them consideration. Utah is still after it, but it is rumored that they are readj to withdraw in favor of 'the water- melon state. LADY MULOCK OPERATED ON Toronto, Out., Oct. Mul ock, wife of Chief Justice Mnlock, nn clerwent a serious operation this morn ing. After the operation tho announce ment was made that Lady Mulock was progressing as well as could be pectecl. AGRICULTURAL COURSE FOR TEACHERS Dr. Tory Outlines Progressive Move to Introduce Study of Agriculture in Alberta From Primary Schools to the University 1. Nature study in the elementary [sire for it has grown up as a part make it useful as part of a course of Schools I of modern industrial and intellectual study. and scientific rc. development. Criticism of past motif j "It might be of interest to the Min otls of education, because they did Congress to know what is being done not provide for agriculture is sense- in this province in the furtherance of said Dr. -arch as related to the soils in the igh schools. i less for the simple reason that there agricultural 3. Agriculture in the arts1 course was nobody of knowledge to he Tory. n the, university. An agricultural course of study taught. The last twenty-live years 1ms seen nf a different point From Primary to College ''In this province a scheme has all teachers in training in the crcalj'on of a different point of been completed and is now being put view with respect to agricultural edu- into whereby agriculture in I cation and lias seen the. growth of n some form will find a place in every desire for sufficient knowledge of public educational instiLute from the schools for rural schools. Ygricultura] Course for Practical Farmers J. As above. 2 Agricultural schools on the Dem- onstration farms, which will in real- ty he agricultural high schools. 3. The course in the Agricul- ural college to lie creeled in the jrovincc at EOJIJC poir.t not yet chos- en For the first time the agricultural propaganda for Alberta has V.ecn an- nounced. H canic in nil address on liduca'tion in iiie ince of Allcrla by Dr. H. M. Tory, president of the Alberta University before the Congress this morning, itid is a revelalion of tlie time and though! evpendcd by the education loins of (his province for Uie therance of the agricultural interests! of the coming generations. j In the cour.'ie of his address Dr. j Tory pointed out that tho apparent confusion willi respect to methods in j agricultural education was tine to tliu newness 01 tti3 subJjcl. The dc-' what is valuable in agriculture to DELEGATES, ATTENTION! v It Is l-iifil (here ure several hundred strangers in the city who are hero to at- tend the Congress and Exjio- sition, and who IIHVO not reg- Istered and secured their badges and other courtesies. You aro urged to at once visit headcjiiartcra. Royal Bank Building, rorner Third uvenuo and Seventh n tree I- Itoturn railroad cerilflcaies will bo at. lieadquarlers only for llioso properly rcglsteretl. PKRD Chairman, Hoard of Control. Jirst grade of the common school to tlm highest degree in the university. In our school course of study the aini is to create a love for the country and its activities. During the first sis years of the school course, na- ture study nf a pniRtiral character finds a place, ending up with a two years' relative to soils, the germina- tion of seeds, the growth of plants, Hie relation of plant .and animal life and the economic significance of the relation, In order to provide for teachers for the public .schools n three years' course in elementary science with a final year agricultural sci- '''lence finds u place in the high school That dry-farming is the supreme method of it. can be applied to advantage in all climes, and underfill conditions; thatr -do mere towards the reclamation-of ;the vast area of semi-arl-d lands the'world over; are tile sentiments which, are given m connection with Farming Congress Dr LlbeitiTfH Bailej% dean agriculture in the Cor. iiell University, one of the "foremost agriculturalists on the American" "'con- tinent, and who has come to Leth- brldge as the personal representative of the President of the United Suites. Coming as it clo-es from one who holds so high a position in the science of agriculture, the above statements are significant of the great importance of the dry-farming movement, and the fact that Dr. Bailey believes .dry- farming is misnamed, and that it should be applied under all conditions lo a. certain extent, should do "away al. together with the popular impression that dryrfarming means farming only on arid OT semi-arid lands. Dr. Bailey is hero for only a flying visit, having come in this morning on the Spokane Flyer from St. Paul, and returning tomorrow morning. He spoke for a few moments at the Ma- jestic Theatre this morning, and will d-eliver his -big address at the audi- torium this evening. A Great Movement "Wd are coming to said Dr. Bailey to the Herald this morning, "that dry-farming is one of the great- est movements in agricultural science. The name- is a. misnomer. Dry-farming methods should not he- confined to] those lands upon which falls a mini- mum of moisture, but can be applied equally advantageously to those lands with more rainfall. Dry-farming is simply scientific cultivation of the soil to make the best use of the moist- ure. "Dry-farming is bound to successful as a movement for hotter farming. There are great ureas upon this earth of ours yet to be and F believe that dry-farming will do more for tire reclamation of these hith- erto unused lands than any other sys- tem." This is tlie first time that Dr. Bailey lias attended a dry-farming congress, is immensely pleased to be here, and suites that his university Is pay- ing more attention to the dry-farming movement than ever before. "The western country here has f very wonderful future. I have always watched with Interest the trend of ag- Kurui eiopifiGnt tcrrards' tno northwest. Wo can remember when Illinois was the western limit oC tho wheat belt, and now it is extending rapidly into tho far northwest of Canada." Citizens' Day at the exposition grounds broke all records for attend- ance up to four o'c'ock this after- noon. Never have so many people thronged the grounds, and never be: fore thev gnen expression to so much satisfaction at the exhibi- tion to be found, there. It was: truly wonderful to scie a crowd of people become unthubed. a displav ol farm produce as, a usual thing it is the attractions at exhibitions which catch the crowd, The street rais> were inadequate to cope the multitude, although ery car on tlie was run to the park, and double headers uere in QI cler. I( is rnoie than likely that the record of "set broken toda> The officials say can carry fifteen thousand, and if so they ill get the people to make it possible. But Citizens' is not the onlr attraction tod.u foi CdidsLon and Fincher closed up bhop for day and annexed to nhc city for the time being Pinchei Greek, where the heaviest bushel of in the was grown, is the slogan ,of the Pincher Creek crowd, Ihej took the citv by storm and Cardston is on deck, at least as man? of them as could possibly pile into tile train The Carriston people came bo strong that the train uonld not hold them all, and it was impossible to take on passengers at any other station along the line A notlier -Tomorrow If todar'is a big daj tomorrow promises to ejiul it Tomorrow le to be Talijii dav and Rajmond day and day ami the Aldersydo line day. In fact, it is going to be the day of days in Southern Alberta. Business is to r-e suspended in thp smaller -towns of the south m order that they might participate .in-, the Congress Taber has declared so has ftfiicleotl and so civic holiday lias Raymond. Raymond is to be there with bells on. It will be in reality Henry Holmes' day. Everybody in Rav- urond takes off his hat to the prem- ier wheat farmer of the and ihcy expect before tomorrow night jhafc everybody else will also. So tomorrow is to he District Day, ml it is up tn the people of >ridge to welcome as they should be welcomed. t SCHOOL TEACHERS' CONVENTION Southern Alberta school teachers are holding a convention In .the city (his afternoon and tomorrow, in con- nection with the Congress.- It is pure, ly an agricultural convention, and the course, TJic.sii courses will he made compulsory on all who intend to teach, and certificates in the sub- programme is being curried In con- jocts will he required to enter the i Junction with that of the Congress. Normal schools for teachers in train- Tho president is n. A. McKcrrlchcr. inspector of public schools, and .Miss Of Spokane, who spoke at last nfgnt'i (Continued on page 7) SKELTON STARTS WEST ON SUNDAY Toronto, Out., Oct. C. Skil- -011, who has been appointed Inspec- tor under Chief Davis of Lethbridge, will 101 the West on Sunday to take up his new job "J am glad the commissioners decided on this, for' want to go West soon as pos- said Skclion today. "I shall leave for Lethbridgc on Sunday and am going'to wire Chief Davis to that effect HON..DANIEL MORGAN Belle Slmrmtm is tlie secretary. Reception ;