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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAfVK ST1 u-'THnmnr.F m" v SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1917 strength" o( fMls. For tho fovv ycars rxporlmpM; bom funclurt- at tho luiUui lll'sd Kiuc l-Mrm relative lo the (Vitfeicot of horses. Tho work horses were The Barley King of Alberta One ot the tro- WINTERING IDLE FARM HORS ON THE PRAIRIE (Experlmeutal Farms Note) With tho advc-nl oi winter and ihe cooiplet'en cf the season's work farm- ers ara considering iho l-es'. ot wintering their Idie farm horses. I'or years the- joucril iir.iitico throughout" the Inaiaii Head dlslrkt and In olher lurls a! ihe ji.-r.irU! fro i -f. v.'nces has been to turn IIOTSM I divided into tbre'e lota or f.W c.-u'li. The fxjwrimeril lasted V SO days. Ho ES j nmi utter tin o.io pound brmi and nil tho oat ftr.iiv they would cat up Tho aver- ago galu during the esporlmetit Iwo pounds per ami tlto avcngo foixl cost day was 9.S5 teula iiei head. K.-oiu Ilia (orccolns rciulls It uauuil ho wiwrluient. [dally of opproxliustuly 1 I Lot 1. were OQ 1'Bht work sucli; I1" lot 2 uiailo SH dally I .is haullMB manure, pound per head; lo course i Their diilv ration consisted of one j "''souly be expected uiarcs 1 pounds'1' ''ot 3 reu'alucd tho same. From observations during tho spring alter the horses were, put lo uorb II B'.CM eirced for him Ihf Klas of Albena." An account u in 1P13 tint Mr. Taitlnser ot lils'elpc-rleTlca as a (Armer In Al-! nch'-eved considerable prouilnenei by le-13 ai'pcjred In a rcceal number ol. mafcins a fhiprasnt ot Mrlsy direct to tho 'Rr-in Growers' trom! a [irm 0( mailers in Glasgow. Scot- of the JacSs In lia follow- j ilnj. At thai ttiiro tlie local price o( Ml] jevDlonmcut. loose to rustlo'as best lliey may on the open prairie, arour.d s'.raw slacks. and.qule [rcqucnlly. arom-.d a neigh- bor's granary. resuUins iu serous losses 10 fp.riuor.-. However. Leioro ndopiiug Ihls as the raos: ecui'.ouuc.il praclii-e.. farmers interred In The iu- oat t'liop lo every 1 live weisut with the addition of l-ouad bran per liersp per and all the toed uav they would The average Bralii per K-nl duriaK the os-! notnv that those havlns ilono llghi icriment 31 pjuuds aud iho ator-lworli tho winter were lu much ,r., cos, was eeius per Leid Dcl5er sbano to -.vlllislaml Iho heavy i spring worfc. iho brood mares i were lu belter fhajie tlm lot 3 which llonal assjclstlon for tho anil tuleiculosls. Tomorrow niarka iho eJc'itu nci'.ml observance ol "TubereulosLa Sunday" and UcccEiluor S coir.es ai the closo o[ week" dnrlne which slato and local nntl-tuherculosla will couducl au education- al camoalga the Sovor- pieces o( literature will tie Jlslrlli- DR. CLARKE TO SPEAK Celeary. Dec. Michael Clark ill speak In Calgary lu lUu Unionist Lehalf Friday. Decembir linrci allowed sut-1 retelvcd only the maintenance ration. I" keep in cooJ shape i ll ia obv'cus thai farmers are los- oonsisti-il o! lour ture of horse llic'cncy should Of llioir horse ration consisted of tour (loumls out chop, iwo pounds bran, eiyht pounds liay. and all tho KOod.oaJ. straw they woukl rle.iu up. The aver- as? hi .weight pounds per and tho averse teed cost was ot dollars annually by metliods of hnr.dllng their horses and brood marcs. TUBERCULOSIS PROBLEM slder ihe. cllic o ite lacl that tho tarley Ing over the soutacrn part of tho pro- uld lo be loaded in sacks in order I vince be decided to nettle In the ihit It might De loaded on the ship. Chirestolm district. Here he bought a Later the experiment was repealed cection c! from the Canadian lvjit, almost eflual success. H Is not] of idle horses, und especially of brooJ is detrimental to ihelr conili- work and also to Pacific Railway and started 03 tls career as a sra-l" grower. The follow- ing yea- his crop Included a forty- Kcra'field of n'toat ivhich relurced fifty bushels to the acre of No. 1. During- this year he broke, about 200 and necessary to handle barley in that way now however, as it can be sold In the local market for almost as much as can be secured in Ibo oIJ country. Believing thai prohibition would spoil the nitrket for barley. Mr. Taii- Inger did not grovr so much this year, acres, using a six-horse team three yoke of oien. Thi----- tils In 1305 irci 3o bushels lo the ac'-! founded, tor he coun have sold con- ot No. I wheat. As soon as possible sHerable quantities ol barley if he he had the whole section under cultl The Yield his fears in this regard ycrc un- hels io the ac'-! [on; vaiion. with the exception of a small pasture, and he now field kept for farms of seclions. practically had had It for sale. During the l ot which Is under the plow. In 1510 Sir. Taitiager achieved bis iirst success as a winner in Ihe grain classes al Ihe big fairs, when he won the third premium on Hed Fife wheat at the Dry Farming Congress at Spo- kane, Wash. He followed this success up ine following year by winning Iho Eilver medal and silver cup for the best five bushels ol wheat at Ihe Cal- gary winter fair. In 1912 a cup nnd championship for barley was landed at the Dry Farming Congress Leth- brldge, Alberta. His winnings In 1013 included the championship for Canada for the besl wheat shown at the Can- ada Land and Apple Show at Winni- peg, Manilcba, his trophies being a gold medal and ('-50 in-cash. This lime Is was Marquis wheat which' he. ex- hibited. The same year he ivoa tba championship for barley at the Drj- r'arming Congress at Tnlsa, Oklahoma, thus securing the barley championship season he devoted himself almost ex- clusively lo tho growing of choice wheat, of whicB he had about bushels. His crop was also a heaTy one, the fail plowing yielding on an average 32 bushels, while the aver- age on summer fallow wag more lhan 50 bushels to tie acre. Even In 1914, an exceptionally dry year ia Southern berta, he obtained as high as 22 usliels to tic acre from his summer llbw. EL John's, Nfld., Ilrsl flour ever I ground in Newfoundland just :came from Uie mill. Although wheat has been ripened In previous years under exceptionally favorable conditions, the grain ha; been fed lo poullry. Thlg year, under the impetus ol tic general movement in the interest of home grown foodstuffs, some Ter> hardy wh'eai feed was obtained fron the northern sections of western Can ada and planted in the western ECL tfon of the colony, which bag the mo fertile soil on the Island. A sufficient ly large quarlllty was matured to Ju Ib3.; 1 9-ycar old'gray mare. 1400 Ibs.; 1 3 year old bay marc, 1200 Ibs.; 3 4-ycar old ecldlnpa, 1405 nnd -250 Iba.; 1 3- ycar old KCldinas, 12CO Ibs.; G 2-ycar old colts; 2 yearllug colta'; 1 yearliDt; mare; 2 spring colts; i aged black mare; 7-yoar old Ibs.j 1 8-year old mare, 1200 Iba.; 1 6-year old EOldlDir, 1100 Ib3, rpglflereil. Shorthorn bull, 2 years grade, Shortljora .45 'COTTS mostly yoiiiiff slock, Including several 26 head yearling nnd 1 year old Ueifcrs; IS head yearling ?iid 2 ycar.'ord -atcerfi; 20 head calves. old Bcrksblrd spws; 20' head, pigs, 20 lo 109 j j- mowers In feood 1 MaBaey-Ilarrla ide, Deerlng dump rako; 2 sweep rakesj 1 Vau disc Tiarron'; 1 bob sled; 1 1 cream separator; 1 tanfe TERMS'CASH provided by the Sorpsis Society. Prdcterfs lo jo for1-' V.'- .-rtllef purposes..', -_ j r G. H, CHARLES GLASPEY, Proprietor The great losj-. ..ised to settler nnd ranchers In the timbered district of Alberta thrcugh forest fires car lessly started, will be largely obviate If the Canadian Forestry association o Ottawa Is successful In Its prcsen cltorls with Ihe government o[ A berta. Last year the association, which ha e large membership In the prairie pr vinces, secured Ihe ready co-oparallo of SaBkatchewan and Manitoba go ernnients In passing nevr legblallp pulling a atop to Ihe setting out. Eettleri' clearing lirea unless the Si tier, loolc reasonable precautions safety.' In order lo make the liw.l lo nil, municipal forest guardians an Donilnipn fire rangers were'given a thorlly to Issue permits for al) clea ing Mre3 started In the vicinity ol (I, her. Unless he oheys the nrecaullo for safeguarding hl.i fire asalnat .spreading, the settler In Maniloba and IF. liable to a fine. Not only the settlers but nil classes of citi- zens are- plated tenealh the same Eale- ly rules. It Is now propose! that fthould pass Q law and give U (borough .administration, 'lue lai.cj- Inv-olfes very little expeole, as tho terclcej of the Doniinlon lire rangers ere available.without cost in districts cf greatest hazard. WANT HIGHER RATES Washington, Dec. Application liy the railroads to file higher commodity rates on Iron Bud fitecl from territory west of the Mlaalsslppl river to New England points has been Approved by the I.itcrslate Com- mcrcfl .Commfaalon. In- crease ranges 'Irgm 'thi lo fifteen cents. The ccmmlssloii'Msd authorized the filing of high nstca on 'grain (rom the.laliea at and tevcrn! other srnaUor' lake poHs, MONCTON'3 TOTAL lioncton.'.N. n., Dec. Buuserlpllons lo Iho Victory loan lo date lolaljed more than >492000 and