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PEOPLING THE LANDT
IRRIGATION IN WINTER. *.
DISAPPROVED BY Ml.. JIHAD
'If I had a farm of my own T would not irngatc at this time of the year tie dareel the chairman of the Witcr buppl» Commission yesterday Mr Mead explained that although the commission, in insw cr to the requests receive^ fiom many settlers bid agreed to suppl) niter in the northern irrigation clisttiils on Mondny unless run fell in tho meantime the commissioners
weie not al ill hopeful that buch irrigation j would be a success While the days and | night-lv»orc cold Uley did not eipect good results from initiation In, fact the com missioncis fennel tint if iftu the linds
ii id been flooded from the clnnnels, boa») rain was to fol!o»v the results might be unfortnmti foi the settlers The had would be wnter logged, and., inste id of the growth of ciops being assisted it »io titi be retarded The records of rainfalls in last ¡cars shoAved that many seasons were dr» up to the middle of J ul) and II ore »san thcrefoic reason to hope for ichcf in tho near future
_nAno\.T_i T AMIS
TO ntl! LD1TOH OP Till AIIGUI
Sir-In The Argus of lui) 1 Mr H
wood Mead report« that land adjacent to i Hie Waranen channel is bringing up to £"(1 pel acre Ibis VAOS I common report in tlic list decade Ile further leports that keen deni md exists for land in ¡di irrigation areas As a mittcr of fact land in the Jragowtl arei is almost unsilable al a much Wer figure than when the Water Commission took over our irrigation norks it is fin thor staled thal the dry season provides i le ison for tins rise in land vilucs Hoss
dry channels and a lieavj water rito should
iflcct this use in values is hird to con ceivc During cich succeeding drv spell no watci has been availible At the pie eut time crops aro betond rcco\crv and st inna, «tod ire being sent to moic fa»oured puts Hail a suppl) been sent at our request ind according to the oft-repcatcd promises nil this might hiAt been av( ried 'llic fore going statements are verified by the final report of the 1 ailwa)S blinding Commitine on the ?-.oipeiitiiie-Durhim Ox propn ed rall wai I his report lcvcals a stile of stag mtion is fii is irrigation is loncenecl
How long aro Jrago»vel lind Inldeis corni.
to submit to such treatment'
July 3. _TRAGOWEL. I