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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday', THE DAILY IIKUALD l.t The Best Car of Wheat Received at Fort William This Year Came From 40 Miles North of Lethbridge on the Lethbridge-Calgary Line Farm Six Miles From Champion Averaged 45 Bushels of No. 1 Hard (no dockage) this Year on 320 Acres Flax yielded -'JO bushels to the acre this year. Bin-ley yielded 78 bushels to (he year, 'Oaih yielded 110 bushels to the acre (his year. Alfalfa grew 16 inches third cutting. Buck wheat yielded 7 1-2 bus. to the acre. First; lots in (Jliampion were put on the mar- ket i'u July 1.9th, 19.JO. iiosrjuis ti JioUjOOO hotol, three gen- eral stores, two iiardwarc stores, two banks, a church: school being built, 4 implement houses, two blacksmith shops and one garage. Champion has an undeveloped gas well, and 3 coal mines in operation within 4 miles of town. We'have thousands'of acres of improved and unimproved land in this district from to per aci'e. .Let us tell you about Champion and show you this district. Our automobiles at your service. THE REAL ESTATE CO. CHAMPION, ALBERTA Headquarters Congress Week, Room 65 Alexander Hotel We Manage Farms for Long Distance Owners ANCIENT RECORD ON DRY Italian Speaker at 'Last Public Meeting of Congress The lust meeting of the Dry-Vanning Congress. lield in. the auditorium lust night brought, out. another large audi- ence -which stayed to the end. evincing much interest in the proceed ings. 1-Jon. Mr. Motlierwell, the ncwly- clec'ted president of the Congress, oc- cupied the chair, and opened the ses- sion an apology for the slight wait which had been occasioned by an ex- tended sittiiug of the executive hoard. During the wait the Cardston Choir the audience with a few number.! in their usual heat style, and were cheered for their efforts. Chevalier Guldo Rossati, commercial attache to the Kalian Cousul-Genernl at New Yotfk, addressed the Congress of Italy. He 'was hisio; to Pliney, Cisero and oil- man a to show that ilii-.--' a pre-Christian era wiv dry-farming methods. Tin had advised deeper plow! stant surface .orators of the LeilibridL'' Congress wore made if had entered the lield a date, hut none of sent the statement; riH-n-i ed to lake to it kindly. another argument in position. The dragged records left by these of dry-farnmigthe fact, an 'increase of 100 ptr u- had been obtained in this was exceptional, ici menls revealed the fact aid of all tho gods an per cent, was obtaJnabi- The decline of some .of these ancient charged -to. tlie demornTi; on the 'tillage and culture methods of the circus and al, referring ancient Ro- citizens of advocating M: old-timers and con so ihat the 'ry-Karmlng they i rather late re- rhpy seem- ribbiujv it as or of their from the advocated ii ;irf much as from seed days. But other state- wtth the of 20 noted by was iiilluence frivolities. Kootenay Fruit Lai and Timber See Harry H. Douglas. Represent Western Canada Investment Com? of Nelson, B. C. .Fruit; lauds in of .10 acres lo of acres. We handle lands only liighesl; quality. Our prices are right. We willhakeyou to see tlie hnuU you need to put up a do Mar. i.ij oc pleased ro you al1 and parti (Mi lavs at iriLLJtLOCK" Third Avonuc I he any ntap.s which drew the heads of families from- Uie farm. Hew history repeats it-self! The chevalier told his hearers that the present yield of wheat'.per acre in Southern. lUily was approximately ten bushels, He had coma io this congress to ob- serve tho methods of Americans and Canadians, and Lo them be gave tlie credit of-haviny cu-prdinated all known methods iato a general 'system which he believed would result in much good to his own people. lie alluded io the great number of his own countrymen who hud come to the western world to earn money with which to improve the home people's conditions, but he thought the great- est asset they had broughj back home them the experience in im- proved methods and a Iraowledge of higher standards oil living. The audi- I ence was quick io respond to this al- truistic sentiment, thus showing that they were not. niining at sordid weaKh I alone, but rattier at what improved i methods meant to farm life by way !of better social and educational con- dltions. The chevalier had to abbreviate his manuscript to suit the short time al- lotted him, hul his address was fully appreciated. He expressed hi3 gratification at oe- ing honored with a mi-ssion and expressed his thanks to the Congress Tor Die reception extended him as representative of his country. Dr. Aarnnsolin, director oil the Jow- ish agriculiiiriil .station ;IL Haifa, Pales- tine, also save the Congress a most in- teresting history of his search after the original wild wheat frcm which he had all cultivated va.rifities had originally sprung, and of his final suc- cess, about six years ago, when he had discovered wild wheat growing in many parts of tho old land of Pales- tine. Rumples had bi'en foirmt at llie level of the Dead Sea, and ai the foci of Hebron, thus allowing tho wide vertical in which wild wheat would pur- pctnrl.e i I soli'. Bamples of tuts wild wheat, bird hf-'n brought to California, where liyhridixin.a- with cultivated vnr-j ieties had lesuhed.. Thus the unoient' east hud come to the new have its outwork of the wheat plant regen- erated. Lcslu; P.. Coleman. Indian delegate, addressed lln! Congross briefly upon the dltlirnHlea of atLemptiuK the intro- duction ol' imsn'ovud methods in India, At. this point the secretary .announced the nuinhfr of rcgistorvd dt'logal.nK :ii, the -He began with wliich had ?enl British Columbia. wan numher, 1211. it was greeted with eheiTri; but Alberta swamped those tig- tires with a deluge of and H was Alberta's lime'to shout. Record Broken The total rogintration hnw reached i In; record-bres.Uiis iniinber of accredited delegates, surpassing all prev-knis After the applause which this state- ment elicited subsfded the audience had the pleasure of listening to Mrs. 'Marshall Holt, delegate from Califor- nia to the women's branch of the con- gress and of the women's press associ- ation. Mrs. Holt said she was a farmer on her-own account and had to come here to learn how to in a better way. She was anxious to learn of her Canadian friends, was r.ot at all par- ticular which side of the lino she could secure knowledge. She had, by working 20 hours a day, made a suc- cess; hut she wanted to shorten the hours. Her short talk was bristling with wit and full of good hard souse. She extended a hearty invitation to her newly-made Canadian friends to visit the Panama exposition and was sure she would be grateful if she and I her people could succeed in affording their visitors upon that occasion as much real pleasure and benefit as bad been her good fortune to receive dur- ing her visit to the sessions of this congress. Mrs. Stavert. president of the wo- men's branch of Mm followed in a very brief, expression of her pleas- tiro at receiving Mich ui'uience of will, and thanked the eon- greys for the fricndll-hess shown to br-r society. The Cardston choir had to leave be- fore the close of (be season to catch a train, but before leaving ren- dered a farewell medley, composed of "God he With Ynn Till We Meet Ag- "jtuic, "Star-Span- glod and "God Save the King." Resolutions of T banks were passed to tho various oflicers, the Province, Ilio municipality of; Lethbridge, and to the OardKton Choir, this last being ac- companied by three ulioers and a tiger followed by "He's a .lolly Good Fol- low." The Americana gave their Canadian hosts three cheers and a tiger, which was returned with interest by the Can- ucks. After "God Save tho Presi- dent .Morberwell declared the congress adjourned sine die. A resolution ac.copt.irig the invitation io the 1'aiwnw exposition WHS niiani- mourily adopted. A COLLEGE ROWDY Toronto, Oct. Colin C. Grant, a 'varsity sophomore, was fined and costs or fifteen days for disorderly conduct last nlRlii In itic course of al students' parade incidental to Iniiia-l lion night. Gram was one of twenty.j five or thirty students, who 'weix; tear- j ing sigiip, from the, streei cars, and pulling trolley poles off the wires. The! police threaten lo prohibit all .stud-, i eiHs' ptmtdcs iu fulury, j OWN A CRANBRQQK ORCHARD Be Your Own Landlord. See Cranbrook Exhibit at the Fair. Five Acres Will Make You a Living. Ten Will Make You Rich. Located in the famous Kootenay district of British Columbia, on a government automobile road less than miles from the centre'of the City of Cranbrook, an up-to-date and enterprising city of population. Crajibvook is a divisional point on the C. P. R. also the home of several large industries which have a monthly pay roll of about The C.P.K. alone has a monthly piiy roll of about Cranbrook enjoys a market second to none. The large mining, lumbering and railway indus- tries in the East Kootenay district, employing thousands of men, look to Cranbrookffor supplies, it being the distributing centre for the district. The enormous coal fields of the Crow's Nest Pass alone will consume all the fruit that can be grown. AN IDEAL CLIMATE The altitude of the Kootenay district.In about feet, a most suitable elevation for fruit: grow- ing. The annual rainfall is abcfcrt 24 inches. ''United States government experts say that apple culture under ideal conditions requires 22 inches of water." The summers are perfectly delightful find not excessively hot; tlie atmosphere ia dry, and the nights invariably cool. The icy bltz-' znrds of winter and the dnat storms of summer ;ire never experienced here, owing to the proteo" tion of the surrounding mountains there is prac- tically, no wind. This is a very great advantage, as it does not destroy the blossoms in the spring, nor shake the fruit from the trees in the. autumn. There is no extreme winter weather, the ther- mometer seldom dropping helow zero, and this of short duration. There are no spring frosts in the Kootenay district, as the apring weather, coming as it does about the middle of March, a little later than in other districts, keeps the trees from budding until the danger of early frost is over. The High Cost of Living is Solved by Owning a Cranbrook Orchard Profits in Fruit "I have had returns from raspberries- at, the rate of per acre. One of my peach trees in yielded and 70 peach frees can. bo phmtod to ibfi acre. Apple trees planted years yield as much as per tree, and H is customary to plant trees to the acre. Two early Richmond cherry trees averaged -Si'.'l each for three yenr.-s, and I plant fifl cherry trees to the acre.'1 .John Hyslop. ,1. M. Perry says his 15 acres of land "is worth more than an acre, as it. has brought me a, nol income of butter than ftvery year for the last six years." R. L. Smith paid S500 an acre, and I am HO pleas- ed with results that 1 would not care to put a price on my land." Charles Pope will not sell for less than an acre. Ho raises GOO. boxes of apples per acre, which he sells at ?2.50 per box. .Mr. F. G. Famiuler, who has n fruit farm on the lower Arrow Lake, states that he has made a profit of per on certain land set out 7-year-old apple trees. iMr. .1. T. Bealhy. a Kootonay fruit, 'rancher, has .sold as much as 500 "pounds of cherries from a single tree ot Ifi cents per from ono tree. "Off about four acres he (Mr. 0. .1. WIgen, a Kootenay straw berry cuiairisl) has shipped berries to the amount of over and has more to ship yet. His land in strawberries is worth to him at 10 per cent, in- terest, per Daily News. A few people who fail to think the matter carefully and logically, are prone -to conclude .that good .fruit land at the price is an expensive luxury and not a business proposition. Nothing could bo farther from the truth. The examples that we have quoted very clearly indicate this fact, from the amount of capital invested there is nb busi- ness that will yield such enor- mous profit as fruit growing In a suitable district. Only a com- paratively small amount of cap- ital is required, and the invest- ment will produce returns al- most immediately. Prices to per Terms. Send for descriptive folder free to T. H. Stagg Land Co., Room 5, Johnson Block, Lethbrldgc, Alta. or Campbell Realty Co. 745-6-7-3-S Somerset Block, Winnipeg, Man. ;