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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBPkDGE DAILY HERALD, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, PAGE SEVEN THE FINEST LEAVES II From Ceylon Tea Plantations are contained in SALADA" TEA is packed in sealed lead pack- preserve its fine flavor and aroma. 40c, 50c and 60c per pound At all grocers: BEARING UP THE PRAIRIE British Built Gasoline Engine Does Great Work water. The ordinary steam engine neods a fireman as well as an engin- eer. The oil tractor needs no nre- inan. Ono man can ord narily run the whole outfit, including the Out at Gleichen the plow in use need- ed practically no attention .whatever and but one man was on the engine. The engine, the builders claim, can bs worksd all day st-oppins if necessary, as the motor is fitted with a cooler of new design, which keeps the cooling water at a suitable temperature for the working of tha ehgint> for .any length of time. .Then again, there are not hot ashes to be rakocl out on the prairie, no live coalrs to fall on the dry grass, and thus the danger of prairie fire in the use of the steam engines ds elim- inated., What the Engine is Doing. j Yesterday morning a .guard was being plowed for Captain Ward. whose magnificent farm is situated l.two and a half miles'east and a lit- 'tle north of Gleichen. The land in which the test was mads, had never been broken, was hard, baked, it Best British Built Plowing Tractor SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR CANADA Manufactured by Marshall, Sons Co., Ltd., Gainsborough, England Owt in the G-leichp neighborhood j as the one now in everybody is talking of the -demon-: came into existence, stration of plow pulling given by a British-built gasoline engine, other- wise known as an oil tractor. Many use at Gleichen being Aug. 17, and with a; I heavy crop of native hay closely Advantages of Oil Tractors. (matted. Yet the engine was pulling It used to be said that cutting seven 14-inch furrows the motive power j comparative ease at the rate of a haif "miles an hour. By with ehgnes as would never successful, -because engine could not be built of sufficient actual test half was plowed in the townspeople have been going out to view the innovation, and the others have come from afar off. On Monday night a special'car brought __ a lot of land men and others" to the in could nOt be made to run on savs the the same en- power without being so heavy as H. E. Lambe, be unworkable on land.. It would eous representative of the court- company, town, whose sole object was to gam first hand knowledge of thfs new de- parture in the power line. The party were taken out to the scene of action Tuesday inoming in two autos. The engine is the product of the shops of Sons Co., Ltd., plowing. ..oftenhad a four cylmoer of G-ainsboro, England. This firm has works covering" an area of 33 acres They employ over men-, and have branches in London, Ehg., Calcutta, Bombay, and Duhedin. N- for the-time being at Glei- They have been estab- lished since 1848, and have made and supplied over steam engines, boilers, etc., which is in-excess of the. the surface, etc. It cannot be denied 5ne Plow or nine that the use of the steam engines for Arrows. Plowing in stubble land at direct plowing has been limited, as owing to their weight they could not be taken on the soft and in the Brandon, where 'on competition. this was a-warded a gold medal, it land when' it was j puiieu a twelve gang plow with best condition fdrj shares; 14 inches wide. The engine is of 60 brake horse to lie idle. the ques- tion of water and fuel was often a serious one. In those districts where plowing by mechanical means Is nec- essary or advantageous, coal power. This engine stiflest land, will operate "in the in says Mr. Lambe, -with from, two to two and quarter gallons of gasoline per acre. wood are often scarce arid dear, and j By actual, test in. England, only two good feed water for the-boiler can- not be obtained. In this western country many a boiler has been rack- ed to pieces in very; short order be- production of any other firm either in j cause'of the impossibility of getting Their experience I water which was not heavily charged Europe or America, stands 'unrivalled. with alkali. Water, too, was often How Oil Tractors Came to be Ma'de. be hauled a considerably distance. Ever since Marshall, Sons Co. when quantities, sufficient to steam power are required., one or have to be manufacturing self-moving en- forty" years ago. they have !more been constantly asked by customers jkeep ensme make, steam engines suitable for With oil. tractors i.e., for hauling a jare met. .They-'are'-'much lighter jtions. but on English soil -and includ- to direct traction, plow behind the It was found, however, that the or- dinary traction engine, as used in England. w.as too heavy for plowing; except where the ground was very dry and level. Consequently a num- ber of engines were built with special attention of lightness of weight. Ths j instance, there is n'o waitin; search for the light engine finally re- jmorn'ng getting up steain. suited in experiments with oils as jThen it is. a. labor saver (to a Thus such, engines extent than-the hauling- of fuel arid gallons per acre were used. Allowing; for .turning at headlands, a speed of "two miles per hour would be about the average. In ten hours-3 at this rate from 25 to 30 acres would he broken. Marshall. Sons Co. also manu- facture a two cylinder 30 brake liorse power engine, which turn lour 14-inch furrows en the stiffest laml. and six on stubble. The .Cost these drawbacks Cost varies, of, course, with "Otidi- to V -o 8- .g .s 2 u s e 3 4> X jL 3 C 3 T3 '.Ai.t c irt "1 3! .5 "3 J3 OQ 25 Horse Four Cylinder "CANADIAN" PLOWING TRACTOR capable of developing 60 to 70 Brake H.P. This Engine can be relied-on to do the work above mentioned, year in and year out; weather permitting. Representatives: The WESTERN CANADA AGENCY, Ltd., LETHBRIDGE, Aha. and other important awards have been won by the engines of Marshall, Sons Co. CITY AND DISTRICT Bantry Townsite News D. W. Burns has finished threshing and reports a good yield of every- J, H. Reason has built ,an addition to his house which adds very much engine, and so-on. than a--steam traction engine of the same effective horse power. They use Ordinary paraffin, kerosene or gaso- {line, and the fuel tank holds a sufli- day's ordinary cient supply for. oho work. There arc other, aid vantages. For in the Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Woolf of Card ston were registered at the Leth bridge yesterday. E. R. J. Forster, of the Sparwood adequate to hold Ms grain on ac- Luraber Co. Sparwood, B. C., was in the city for a. few days last week. J. R. C. McReady, who has had ing the wages of two plo'-vaitin, the i charge of the to the looks of his dwelling. E. 0. Wright's new granary was in- count of the enormous yield. A. Willner has just finished thresh- plowing. The engine, can, of course, used for .otlwr purposes than plowing, such as discing, seeding, harrowing, harvesting, threshing, road-na'-dug, hauling loads to market, etc. Over 300 gold and silver medals social' held by the a success in every ing the best piece of spring wheat in work. qn. this vicinity, the yield being thirty cost of plowing per-acre averaged 7 4c the big bridge, is leaving the city to j bushels of Xo. 1 hard to the acre. by actual test. It looks as .''f'gaso- take charge of the Weyburn Branch line were the power of the future for construction. A. F.'Calhoun, Coast manager of -the Columbia Conservatory of Music, spent the past few days in the city was pleased with the evidences of growth he ss.w. The company have opened a "branch at 210 Coutts St. with A, C. Hob'lita. in charge. The ice cream Ladies' Aid was respect. The net proceeds were good a.nd every one reports a good time. Carl Smith left for today, to be gone for some. time. Allen Harris was transacting busi- ness in Tab'er Jt o-day. Harry No ice returned from-Wash- ington last week and is now rusticat- ing on the farm. Ed. Fealo's steam whistle is heard early and late. He is doing a fine job of threshing and lots of it. Lona fetar'has succeeded in getting a school house and the construction' of it will soon be begun. Julius Odden is making prepara- tions to build a large barn this fall oh his farm. Ira Rice is very enthusiastic in the way ot his wheat crop turned out. Herman Hehman, is having-Ms large crop of flax threshed this week by E. Fealo s threshing, outfit. Everybody is enthusiastic over the enormous yields and will exert every elTort to get in1 every acre possible In the spring. Bill Dimic is away threshing and at the same time is looking for a house- keeper. John Seager has a fine field of fall wheat. j-E. Clum is moving his house tola- more 'desirable location" and closer to the well. ti Rev. -McComb's congregations still continue to 'grow, That Land Rush J: pioneer citizen of Winnifred, was "in the city yesterday., in connection with the land rush to south, of his town. He.ex- pressed considerable gratification at seeing the- evident desire so-many people to Winnifrexi dis-- tfict. The best of the land that was taken, up yesterday is due south, of Winnifred and is as good as any there is. The people are finding this out and the rush of settlers to this part promises to make a good town of WinnifrexJ. Prospective settlers go-" ing into this -district go to Winnifred to drive over the land. Valley Fruit Lands The Object of this advertisement is to interest you in what we believe to be the safest, surest and wisest investment in Western Canada. We are the sole Lethbridge agents of the Okanagan Land Co., who are the owners oi 5000 acres of the choicest Irrigated Fruit Lands in B.C. This property is situated on the Okanagan Lake, adjoining the growing town of Okanagan Centre. Transportation facilities are first-class; fruit shipped from Okanagan Centre can be landed in Lethbridge within twenty-six There is Profit as well as Pleasure 1 in Fruit Culture In addition to the glorious climat'e, magnificent scenery and happy home surroundings of the Okanagan Valley, the profits on fruit growing are very large for exampleK from twenty acres of apples on the Coldstream Ranch a net profit of was derived. Peach orchards pay as high as per acre. Our soil is well adapted to peach growing as well as all other varieties of fruit. HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF Five years ago you could buy fruit lands in the fruit districts of the State of Washington for per acre that to-day are selling at per acre. Jiist as great an advance will take place in the Okanagan. Thousands of people have made homes there within the last three years. Good irrigated lands are getting scarcer every day, and the large holdings are being rapidly cut into small farms ane sold out. "We offer you to-day choice, level, clear land, without a stone on it, at per acre, terms easy; and that you may be con- vinced we will take you to examine the lands, and if you purchase ten acres or over, the cost of your railway transportation from Leth- bridge and return will be refunded to you. The party will leave Lethbridge on Tuesday, September 28th. The Company will provide boats and conveyances and conduct prospective purchasers to the various other fruit districts in the Valley, and only when you have seen and are convinced that we have what you want will you be asked to buy. Call at once; and talk the matter over with us. Mr. Maddock, a Director of the Company, will be at our office, and will be pleased to give all information. The LETHBR1DGE-WEYBURN REALTY Successors to W. R. Dobbin and Co. ;