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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta m nit THE LitHBKIftOK DAILY HERALD. 21. Coyote Proof Sheep Fencing One of'ihe most encouraging signs Nearly all experienced sheep men of ii tendency towards more diversi- agree that any of the ordinary woven lied' methods in the agriculture of [wire fences now on the market, if the 'Middle West, and more particular- properly erected, will suffice to keep ly where'noxious weeds are becoming sheep and coyote out. The most a serious menace to successful cereal satisfactory fence, when-cost is con- Key West, Floride, Scene Of Rece t Disaster growing, is the awakening interest in sheep breeding. Reasons for this are easily seen: Unlike some other branches of live stock husbandry there has for many years been little fluctuation in the prevailing high, market values for mutton sheep. A'flock of sheep call for practically no increase of labour on the most important fac- tor in these days. Sheep may be mar- keted at 'almost: any season of the year, at good prices, in small num- than car lots, and with little trouble. There is a good local demand for mutton in every town. Sheep and lambs can" be killed arid utilized on the farmer's own table more conveniently than any other class of fresh meat. As farm .scavengers sheep surpass all other kinds of stock, and can bo profitably utilized in cleaning dirty weed infested, land, -as they will eat with avidity almost every species of noxious weed with which our pravrie lands are becoming cursed. The few breeders of pure bred sheep sidered, is a strip of regular sheep fencing about 30 inches high, placed close to the ground, on posts from 1C 20 feel apart, with one or two strands of barbed wire stretched at intervals of 6, 8 or 10 inches. Such a fence, if properly built, .care being taken that no holes are left underneath the woven strip to allow the Coyotes to crawl under, makes a good and lasting fence for all classes of farm stock. Horses or cattle are seldom or ever injured by barbed wire when used us described, as long as it is kept tight. The use of it above the woven'wire prevents stock reaching over and down the top of the woven fence, and, further, The Man From Home By Booth Tarkington and Harry L. Wilson the barbed wire helps to save the-! woven fence from being crushed down in the" spring of the year by the weight of crusted snow drifts, the barbed wire cases cutting its way through ihj drifts. Good woven wire from 25 to 30 inches high, suitable for sheep, can be got at 40 to 50 cents per rod, and on most farms there is plenty barbed wire to complete the signal, and the stricken man arose. One.Rlance he cast upon the guilty woman, who shrank so sbiveringly Into a corner as he gazed upon her. and said: "1 would net touch tc strangle and then to derstruck Ilawcastle he said: "God will let me pay my debt to the Earl of In an Instant he was gone, and Haw- castle, pale with rage and anguish strode forward to P'-ke, who vw stnil- "Why. ttte eari oegan, out Daniel" raised his hand. He spoke soft- ly, even genially. Inp and inexpressibly bored. mint." he said. "Where's your fiuher. the "Flew the bally coop for Naples.last night. Seemed to "be jolly well upset you know. Feared this beastly convict "chap would take a shot at him or something like that." Lady Creech snorted. "He always was a fool. Bah! He should have stayed. Where's the "Naples: to look after the governor. I'd sav Went off this morning. Beast- ly about convict chap, you fcuow. What's to become of c.an at least give you some Infor- I hated tohand you this, my the replied. "This of old who have persevered through all these v0. pennaiient fences built as above Reason Saskatchewan Declined To Make a Grant To Selkirk Centennial (Regina- The reply ol the Premier of Al- berta to the Winnipeg delegation representing the proposed- Selkirk Centennial Exposition, in. which Mr. H Rutherford declined, on behalf of Ms Government to make any grant to- ilt wards the project, having reawaken- Ill ed interest in the subject! The Leader Hf on Saturday made inquiries of the If! Saskatchewan Government as to the Iff exact terms of the official reply made H on behalf of this Province to the Iff committee of the proposed Exposi- !f tion. Reports appearing in the Win- nipeg papers and telegraphed throughout Canada some -weeks ago contained -the statement that Sas- katchewan had promised an expendi- iK ture of in connection with the Exposition. The correctness of that report was denied by hoth Pre- mier Scott and Mr. Calder, the Pre- mier at that time stating that the Government's reply had been made in writing, to the committee, which katchewan has examined with a great i deal of care the subject'of.the... pro- posed Selkirk Centennial Exposition in 1912, respecting which representa- tions were made by an important delegation from your committee who visited Regina on September 4. and to state, that a survey of the position years of little appreciation, now re- port greatly increased demand, and are taking courage, feeling that at last their favourite 'hobby is coming to its own.' one thing that prevents' hun- dreds of iarmers in .Manitoba, East- ern Saskatchewan and Northern Al- berta from immediately establishing small breeding flocks, is the Coyote. How can sheep be protected from .the ravages of; this pestiferous sneak thief of the prairies is the deterring question. Enquiry has recently been 'insti- would doubtless make it public forth- over, the committee has not done so. hut in reply to The Leader s request j on Saturday for information as to the nature of Saskatchewan's answer 'to the Exposition committee, the fol- lowing copy of the official letter, written to the 'chairman, Mr. Hugh i of the Province as outlined bereunder. 1 led to the decision that, notwith- the Government of the Prov- ince would not be justified in recom- tuted by George H. Greig, Western Representative'of the Live Stock Com- missioner for the Dominion Govern- ment, as to how best such protection may be provided at reasonable ex- to j mending any considerable outlay up- pense. 1 on it. described help toward clean farming by preventing stock wandering about and indiscriminately "scattering weed seeding -dowin to grasses and clovers, and make pos- sible the pasturing of" such land., Cheaper inside division fences 'would suffice to hold sheep on temporary pastures, rape or fallows. As already said, sheep eat readily most weeds, but they are tpaxticularly fond. of the perennial sow thistle, 'which has now got such a hold on parts of the Red River Valley. Seed- ing dowai land infested with this pest and pasturing it with sheep, would enable the farmers to get their land under control more "thoroughly and with less outlay than probably any other plan. That Saskatchewan would derive advertisement from such an. Exposi- tion and gaia additional population Sutherland, was handed out for pub- j as a direct result goes without say- lication: Executive Council, Saskatchewan, Regina, September 14, 1909. ing, but a consideration which can- not be disregarded is that until many existing settlements in' the Province Dear i are more satisfactorily served I am directed to inform your com-! highway and many with other mittee that the Government of Sas-1 facilities than is the case at present. the Her Job artment Headquarters for Office Stationery of all kinds Fully Equipped the Trade Expert Mechanics and the Latest Machinery in All Branches of If you have not tried us for your work, let us turn you out a trial order Letter Heads Bill Heads Statements Envelopes Phone 106 Invitations Announcements Circulars nphlets Etc., etc. the first duty of the Provincial Gov- j.and responsibilities, both financial eminent is to seek to utilize the I and otherwise, such as no other Pro- available credit and revenues of the Province towards procuring these fa- cilities, which indirectly, 'yet none the less certainly and constantly, tend to encourage additional settle- before agreeing to any expendi- ture to be directly applied towards procuring increase of population. This consideration is further enforced by the policy relative to the public domain which was adopted by. the Federal .Parliament at the time when the Province of Manitoba was established, and continued when the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Al- berta were formed. It is, in fact, not questioned that feature of that places wholly upon the authorities at Ottawa the problem of-peopling the Prairie Provinces, including'all .ne- cessary and advisable expenditures in- cidental to the solution of the prob- lem. The Dominion Government has fully recognized and fulfilled its duty in this respect, and there is every reason to believe that the policy pursued will be continued un- til all of our vacant homestead lands have been entered upon hy actual set- tlers. Furthermore, I am directed to point out that particularly since the erection of the Province in 1905 the influx of settlers into Saskatchewan has been very rapid, and -that one re- sult of this generally encouraging condition is -that the Provincial Gov- ernment has had to assume burdens he said. "I didn't come over here to make the fine flower of Europe any more trouble than they've got But I had to show John Simpson's daughter, and I reckon now she ain't wanting any alliance with the rem- nants of Crecy and Aglneourt" From the other side of the sofa, where she had been sobbing on her brother's shoulder, Ethel came trem- blingly. "I have she said slowly. "You see, I gave Almeric my promise when I thought It an honor to bear his name. Now that you have shown me vincial Government in Canada has had to assume within an equal per- iod. Owing to the absence of organ- ized municipalities, and the non-exist- ence of the various public institutions which are necessary to the life and prosperity of every progressive com- munity, the Government of Saskatch- ewan has been called upon in a few years to meet necessary extraordin- ary expenditures and must in-the im- mediate future make, other outlays, which, in the case of Manitoba and the other Provinces of Canada, were spread: over long periods, of compara- tively slow growth. In view of too position -of the Pro- vince in these respects the Govern- ment believe that they will not be justified in granting direct monetary aid to the funds of the Exposition, or in expending on the part of .Sas- katchewan in connection with it a greater amount than is required to provide a creditable display of our Provincial resources. The Govern- ment have no 'definite' information concerning the cost of such an exhi- bit, and I am to say, it is not deemed advisable to name any definite sum to be so expended. Your obedient servant, (Sgd.) -JOHN A. REID, Clerk of the Executive Council. Hugh Sutherland, Esq., Chairman International Exposition Committee, Winnipeg, Man. Wad Scene Visited By Taft During His Tour "It to milor' the Earl of BawcasUe." rJiat It is a shame to bear it the prom- ise is only more sacred- Tou see, the 'shame is not his fault. Is it? When she bad finished Daniel was leaning well back on the table, "Tour father and came from Missouri, didn't He sighed heavily, and she hung her head. Hawcastle looked toward the open door of the room and touched his son upon the shoulder. When they had reached the door the earl looked back and shook his fist at Pike. "You haven't heard the last of this, curse he said, and disappeared quickly. Lady Creech, who bad been in a semi-swooning condition, came suddenly out of her trance and gazed sharply about her. "Don't mumble your she said sharply and rose to her feet With a withering glance at Pike she turned to EtheL grand duke person's obtained for the fellow a pardon by telegraph from St Petersburg." "How's the dear Ethel this morn- asked Almeric when be had di- gested his astonishment "Behaving very geously, I might demanded stifling a yawn. "Shedding tears orer this Kanofrs story. What's more, has sent that dreadful Pike person to him with as- sistance." "Money I By Good girl! Buy- Ing the beggar off to keep him from making a scandal for How's Lady Creech looked _at him with something akin to admiration. "Almeric! How clever of you! Of course she is! Your father will be pleased. What a pity, he didn't Daniel appeared at the, top of the steps and. seeing the pair, came slowly toward them. AM he reached the table where they sat he addressed Almeric. "Your pa seemed In a hurry last night" he said. Almeric started violently, but Lady Creech arose and, with a haughty glance, swept into the hoteL Pike looked after her and then back to Al- meric. "Oh, the answered. "Had to catch a pater easfly worried by trifles, you know." "Well, you don't too easy, do you. f "Oh, one finds nothing particular this morning to bother young man replied, yawning. ".Noth- ing at all. Of course Miss Ethel Is standing.to her "Yes. she replied 'grimly, and Almeric went oh: "Ye-es, the governor only thought it best to clear out a bit until we were certain that she manages to draw off; this convict you Ameri- cans call 'affixing Isn't Pike lifted a warning hand. "Don't try to talk United States, son. Just tell me in your own way." replied Almeric, "she's been giving him money, hasn't she? You took it to him yourself, didn't you Nat- urally we understood what It was for. She's trying to keep the beggar quiet." "So that's what she sent the poor cuss the money for, was It? That's the.way you look at the Amer- ican asked- "Why, of course! What other rea- son could there asked the other. "Well, you know I'd sort of gath- ered It was because she was sorry for he'd been wronged, but of course, I'm "Well, ray.-ther! I don't know that it was so necessary for her to hush him up, but It showed a rery worthy "Come, my she said. "This i Intention in her, didn't it eh, terrible place Is not for you. go." Horace came suddenly to life and closed his drooping jaw. He stepped forward and faced the old lady. "My sister will remain for a time, Lady he said. "I will look after the future." Lady Creech put up her lorgnette and stared at him and with a haughty "sniff left the room with the air of a conqueror. Pike gazed after her whim-: sically. "There goes the last" of the-em- he said and looked down at his feet Twice Ethel essayed to speak, snd twice she put out her band in bis di- rection, and both times she failed. Then, with a choking little sob. she picked up her dress and fairly ran from the room. Horace followed her quickly, and still Pike stood there in an attitude of incomprehension. Tho point he had striven for had failed He hail shown this girl the tnie rottenness of the people sbe had tried so hard to ally herself with, and knowledge had failed to move her. His plan had recoiled upon his own head and had resulted in more firmly implanting a sense of duty in her heart. He saw no way out now. At first it had been a it bad become a duty, and he wondered if he had the right to withhold from her her patrimony. It was not until he saw a dark figure with a has in its hand walk quickly down the steps nnd out through the en i ra nre garden, not until be had board the creak of carriage springs and the muttered directions and then the rnuiHi of the wheels, that he awoke. Me called a passing i Mariano, it proved it question- j him. I "Who was he asked, j Mariano bowed deeply. -It is the Earl of he replied "Ho has gone to beep the appointment he have made some days since at Nnpoli. it is said." Pike looked at him carefully. "Would you mind my being present, when you thank her for he asked, and Almeric laughed riotously. "Shouldn't in the least If I intended to thank her. It simply shows that she considers herself already one of us. It's perfectly plain as you He walked off whistling. Pike gazed after him with an admi- rable chuckle. As he turned about he saw Ethel standing at the head of the steps, and-there was a sad look upon her face. "1 hear that Lord Hawcastle left." sbe said quietly. "Yes; saw him go last night" he answered, looking up at her. "lie left very sbe said ab- sently. j'He did seem to "be forgetting the scenery." the American replied, "Did you see "Yes. I am almost sorry. He made so much I could do." "There are some good people over here, ain't he ventured, and she looked at him quickly. "When you are at home again I hope you will- remember she said. be replied, "And I hope yon will forget every- thing 1 ever sbe went on, "Somehow it doesn't seem likely as if I ever would." he returned. "Oh, yes. you she said. "Ail those unkind things I said to "Ob. I'll forget those be In- CHAPTER XVIII. MISUNDERSTOOD. APT CREECH was out early the next morning, Perhaps she had hope that something be snvpd from the wreck and rec- the ancient adage about the parly bird. She was seated on the ter- race having breakfast and keeping a keen eye on the main entrance when the hopeful Almeric appeared, yawn- L "And the other things, 'when vou're once more among your kind, good homo folks-and probably there's one-you'll be so glad to get back to hardly know you've been an unworldly girl, one that doesn't need to be cured all sorts of follies-a kind girl, one who's been sweet to you. I can see her; she wears white muslin and waits by the gate for yon at twilight. Isn't she like He shook his bead. not like that" "But there Is some one she asked. He smiled sadly. "Well, she's only been there In a way. I've bad her picture on my desk for a good while. Sometimes when I go home in the evening she tlnd of seems to be there. 1 bought a homey old house up on Main street, you know; 'To Be Continutd'l ;