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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta t TEN THE LETHBR1DGE; DAn.YyHE.RALD SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11} 192 matter only during night, but The Mathematician, The Farmer, and The Weather uo of the oldest icrop in. servation and up general rule ca tj it is found Tha weather is subjects 01 nunum i has been one of' niost-j tsst each section of the country reluctant to yield its secret to thejinusl be studied by itself. The idea scientific observer. Recently, of such critical periods is. new, sccorti- ever, according to an article by Mr. Ing to Mr. Blair, and though the farm- United States ;er .cannot adapt the weather to his i farmer most needs assurance of rain the rate of Uisiirauca woitfd doubt- bo net at a bifh tlsuro. av- erago rclnfall tells us nothing as to the suitability ot t district Jor farm- ing; what we must know is way In which the themselves about that average, or tbe, precentage of years that gtvp sufficient rental! for farming purposes." It-sews prob- able tbat the nuus'.'.oa of westner in- surance. It it ever becomes, practicable j will not be handled by the individual farmer, but will bccoma pirt "of a, larger scheme. A v'dft organization of Rural ud Weather B'Wau. in the October nun" Indjds, he tan to some t-xtent adapt ills Felling Its rate on tJed't .....rolll m different lo- calities, take account of the weather risk, and injure aieilnst; aa uadua strain on its resources in of loss coud! v vt .iis Scientific Mosthlj _ tbe above title, '.considerable progress itho. weather, so .as to tocure tho mix- has been made In determining.lie ef-ilmum, ihe. rainfall, feet of different kinds of iriatairr at) tho critical periods of ot Many of farmers risks be growing crops, in ascertaining the rMk covered by insurance, but not, aa v ft. of damage to the crops ot different [the risk insufficient rainfall for districts from producttoa >Onlj on. carefull) and In discovering definite could an actuarial J" rate tjHmed, and these Toot available. Be'siJes, irhero the between weather happenings in dit- v terent parts of the world give a short summary.of the leading stfte- merits in this articla. i Weather and the ftnodt j vi of "Growth j Careful investigations have beecj mada into tha effect of weather on j .'crops at the different flakes of their! development, and results aro 1> definite in many cases As an example we quote some Interesting J statements rcadc by Protetsor J. War-i about the corn crop 'Ohio. Professor Smith shows that tho yield of corn la this state Is large- 1 ly dependent on the rain fell of June, July and so important 'is the, July.jrainfaH, tbat 3 inches of In that uiohtb bflnga to 30 bushels 5-Inches horns will, bring It to .38'bushels, making a difference in .that one 1919 prices, of tho foun great 'corn-producing' stalev tho Addition of half an inch to a July rain- fall Inches a'dds 10 bushels to an acre, .making' this ot worth at present prices, JI3 00 an acre Even Ihih Is not the most valuable rain that may fall, for the most criti- cal porlod is the first ten days of August, following the blossoming of the'cornj -when the quarter or halt inch ot rain turns the scales in favor ot a bumper crop Similar investigations have been made in the case ot other crops, as for tha cotton crop In tha south, tbe potato crop in the Missis aippl Valley fhe spring -wheat through unfavorable weathVr lions! -The bankers and others with in- in a district, Actuarial statement ot the weather 4rlsk will conie to be perhaps the best Index of land value in an) f Lethbndge Breeders Met With Success at Fat Stock Show Gurdue.r, enjoy- ed coEsiderable' at the recent fat: stock show at .Calgary. fol- owiog letter receivwl by the board of trade talU of hls.wiiiB "At- the-Calgary we htbited a feWvOE pur pure bred short- "Nonpireil CXimet, a seven months bull-'calf, bred by.oureelvesj VQH prize ,Itt hjs claES and the champion ehlp for bttirs'of "any also 4ho Do- minion Shortnom Breeders tlon'n, special prizo of )25 for the best shorthorn bdl! Af the Bale of pure bred cattle held fair he.ob- tained the liifliest-price ot. air short- horns rsold, namely months heifer of'our A Bmo breeding, N'onparell Princess, won first priie in her 'class and was awarded champion- ship'for females ot any age at the judging of sale cattle. She sold for .iron a number: or.olher priisa at the show and obtained tha top price and the highest the short horn sale leftcr vas signed on behalf of the R W Gardner and company by R. This Man Sees Big Opportunity Around Here For Small Fanners MADAKC JtMTHUR BCAUCHIfl Cutier St., UootreiL "I laBtfed bom Cow tifOifa aad Djrytfua for miny years. I felt piiiu after eating and bad. (si, constant headaeht, and was unable to Bleep ai Bijht I tatfAr Parmine train a a very ordinary, looking range ewe, lib. a extraordinary record, 'ac- cording to J..O, live stock iommUstoner. only Intereit she might excite is perhaps a feeling of wonder how such an animal camo to b4 included la the exhibit at Eald laoii. At the rear ot her pen, however Professor ghaw has a placard ves the reason and shows that It all'llve stock Sid at much for their as this old ewe, there: would be yery !-ttle necessity for any cam to attract people 'back to the ARTHUR JiEAOCHER. At all dealers or from Fruit-itiTM Limited, Ottawa. Oat. WAS SUF.reRINC'FROM INDIGESTION NO FEAR OF PAINS NOW Indigestion li one of s the norst fortns of stomach troLble, and manv people Buffer lemblv after cvory meal '-they eat Tho rising and souring of the food, pains in the stomach, heart- vater brash, belching ot 'Kind, vomiting shortly after eating, etc, are some of the symptoms fs no need for be with Indigestion, dyspep- sia or any other stomach trouble ii they would onl) take Burdock 'Blood 'Biftere, which contains. a combination of nature's roots, herbs, barks 'and hemes, a help but put the stomach right ,Mr N D was wiln the 4o7er5ea forces years and twp months and In October, 1916, I was untortun ate enough to be wounded and taken prisoner. 1 was a prisoner for 2H aud tbo food they gave us was nor good at time, and afte- a few luonlbs I found i was suffering frorh indigestion I home in JuU, 1311 I nearlv a wreck was told to use Burdock Blood Bit ters T did so and found great relief and can cat without fear of pains and sickness would recommend B B B to oil who suffer from in digestion Burdock Blood Bitters has been on the for over forty yeart., and during that time aae made a reputa tldn second to none for rellerlng all atomarh troubles Manufactured only tWinnipeg BVee Tho land of opportunity for the man with small means to get into the farm ng game, is how J A. McHaiton, tanns with partner, also from the United States, several sections in the district, retards -western Canada. In iUuslratlon, he mentioned oi a man who had been work ins for. him at the harvest this year and who'with his savings was able to secure 'a :hsr lamb, "In the- seven said Mr. Rob; prison, "this ewe presented her ow-ner ith Jambs, valued at In addition there were scventeon fleeces making a total return of (356.60. The original cost of the ewo and maintenance -ha? been conservatively estimated at Jl 59.CO, so that: she-has. made a net profit for her ojrner of no Jess than HOW M BEES E HOW TO DE-HORN YOUNG CATTLE IN FORM by, The T. Milburn Co, Limited, To- ronto, Out Advt. A Sure Increase Stocks bondt or real cttate may depre- ciate in value, but a Suvings Depositt. even if not to by fresh depotils, will increase, Open i Saving! Account tO'day in Hope to Compel Improvement In Quality Sold to Livestock Breeders A uew.acl, -prepared by the Domin- ion seed branch, and sanctioned by tho federal government, Is likely to go into effect'shortly after the new purpose of which will bo to compel im the quality of feeding stuff sold through the country to llve- siock'bwederfl There has been con nciersble complaint that mill feed has been improperly made, some ot the mills making it s. practice to grind up all their screenings, much of which In- cludes i poisonous to lio health ot' the animals feeding: stuffs act, which has been drawn up by tbo seed branch response (o these go a lobg Way, it Is believed, to rem- edy the evlli and Us infringement will entail -heavy fines and imprisonment. According- (o- one- ot its clauses no commercial feeding stuff shafl be offer- ed for pals'in-Canarli unless it-has been registered' Iho minister of agriculture, and a roglilratiun number assigned (o it; tho ralhlstcr may refuse V government bulletin regarding de horning calves' states is follows: This operation and causes so little animal If done on calves by of caustic potash, that a brlef'statement cpucern- ng Its use seems in place. When tie calf is thAe or fdnr days old clip the hair where the mdlmen- :an horns br buttons later ?ppear, and with a slick of caustic pitash, wrapped at one end to proieej; the rub over the button unfil a little inflamed less ten der to the tour-hi A scab vflll appear after a few days and further growth of the horn will ceaKe.i Cau'sllc potash la exceedingly painful It to run down the face.1 be done before the horns break through" the skin, hecesBarlly within'a few najs nfter tho birth of the calf On yearlings and over; a'dehorn- ing saw or clipper suro and de? to tne'.sldill. Jlbn'tileave atubs, they makc-.'-.tho cattlo 'look staggy. It. you you.are not competent own a veterinary or other, responsible: party to'do It. i "The cost of and material will ho small as compared to tho re suits you will obtain. Fruit Growers .Will Haye T Use Fertilizers to Get the Best Results season Just dole has been an unsatisfactory one for (fie fruit industry ot-the Osanagan Valley Adverse conditions rbf a wide .variety combined to make the yield of most orchard last Most districts reported apple' production about per cent of what it Wds in 1919 The shipping period has closed at a date thaii1 usual, and about the only variety of Okanagan produce still awaiting ship ment is onions They were caught in tbe fields by the rains of September and October and in the meantime de- mand-has Horticultural ciiwrts.who have stud- ied the situation valley th'isjyear Jeclare that the areragVOkanagan or- chard is in positive need of-some forui of' fertilizer, ttfat'1 unless cover crops, manuro or ''commercial fertil- izers are used, the average-per acre yield will remain'at figure A contract js offered "by the reca'd ot the orchardlats of the Wenatoheo Val ley In tbe adjoining'state of Washing ton, who are harvesting approximately boxes fo theTJcre PRICES NOTA9 TORONTO, Dec did not iverage as high yesterday at the sales of prizCicattle ehow as was tho case a'year'ogo, the average being 10 cents.below last year's prices St Elmo, the champion ateer'at llio show sold .for 75 .cents "a pound large numbers of colonies sf bee are: loll in Canada every wlnte through lack care and fore i tlioiight Scrfous losses are due t want of tlmfely and intelligent prepa: tion Mr T Wt U. Sladen, Doimnio apiarist, m. bulletin 2n series of the Experimental Farn makes thef statement that long an cold -wintering m many parts of Can ada, is not so hard on the bees might be imagined In some respect he says, wintering IB easier here tha ininild countries, like England or i southern .states. becaus bees rest more completely during, th yinter in Canada. Ono'ot .'.ha moi important things for good: winteriii is.a populous colony, consisting mai iv of young bees, another is an abun ant supply of ia'ill combs, and the'third is an hdccrual protection from the cold: :P-ecs do not hibernate in the tru declares -Mr--; Sladen.'- "When it grow1! cold they fomr a comrjact clui ier, and the bees in'the heart-of the cluster produce heat by muscular ac tiyity'.which. Is. derived 'from con- sumption of food Those at tho out tho.clustor-.act as insulators of the heal, and are'ihereby. wanned themselves. Fuii- lips has shown that bees begin to clus ter when the temperature in the hive falls, to F The tempera ture.'of the air hive during "rfintJBr-'should-therefore be below 57 degrees As..a result of the consumption ot matter-collects in the in- testjn'e, Healthy bees .discharge this mar.y parts of Canada the winter is o cold' for bets to fly four, five or. six mouths, This long period akes it of the greatest importance at the bees be to well protected from e.cold that they will not need to con- ume much food, also tbst the food be erfectly wholesome and M' free as Dailey Mine. Cobalt, i possible from Indigestion Tnfa' bulletin entitled Bees in Canada'; Is avallabla at; tho Publications Branch, ot the., Depart- meat of Agriculture, Ottawa.." Caught In a slide ot ore, Time.'Os borne, a poralttuaan, vas iillciil at tte The Children's Education 'Save for it. Just a little put away regularly in a. v Savings Account in Th6 Merchants Bank will provide for the college education or technical school training, which will heln your hoy or rirl to fatso to _ _ i i the front" The money will be ready when tiie time corn's, if 110. a month Marly la yttn. THC MERCHANTS BANK CANADA Head Office: MontruL OF 'LETHBHIDGE BHANai. CALGARY STOCK YARDS BRANCH, 1 W.T. VALUABLE DOCUMENTS Bonds, insurance policies and other vaU uable documents should not be kept at home where they likely to be lost or mislaid. The Safety Deposit Boxes of this Bank provide at a moderate cost an excellent means of keeping Valuable papers. M THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL RESERVE FUND LBTHBRIDGB W. Reikje, Manager. AfeOLISH FINANCIAL (PI R tt V PROLONG W IV JV I YOUR LIFI A CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ANNUITY WUl DO !T Gives a larger return for Hfe than is obtainable front any other fonrf of investment with absolute security L -v -Free from Itominion' Income Tai. Any person resident'or domialed in Canada over ageof 5 may purchase, to begin at once, or at any later date desired, an Annuity of from to to be paid m monthly or quarterly instalments Any_two persons may purchase jointly. Employers may-purchase for their employees.-' Apgly to your postmaster, or write, poatage free, to 5" T, Bastedo, Superintendent of Ottawa, for and other information required Meniion age last birtliday. i RATIONS FOR.LAYING FLOCK Mash and are Found To Be Most Suitable The cffGGUv.o ration for feed- Ing hens and found at tho to register any commercial feeding Ohio Hiptrlment Slntlon consists ot stuff under a name or-brand, which, mash, ground corft .6 parts.-bnii 'i in Iho the minister, would Parts. scrap C parts, by weight, tond to mislead deceive, and addition a scratch ration of shelled bran, shorts of middlings Must mect'or -cracked corn Is fed so that tho tho requirements as to quality and fow's tnlcelas much ot hem leal contents cstAMishoi" for them lne Rrifn as mash, bj reguhliona under the act, or he 'Jhia ration decreased the cost of} rcKlatcreil and sold as feed-1 per dozen eggs, more than 20 j stuffs, being clearly percent., us coinitare'd'with other ra Your Best Friend Whal about thejnttirc? Arc you preparing for it? Are y0u saving and thus laying {he founda- tion old age free from finan- cial PASTRY A savings 'account is your best friend; if the un- foreseen happens V6u arc prepared1 aftd when your earning power is gone it protects you. Start to staled. Anotlwr clause slates that no screenings or, other ingredient wbfch contains In oiccsa ot the quantity al- lOTed-by seeds, dam. aged grain or other material dcslgnat- til by regulation of Hie minister as In- jurious to.tbe health of livestock or poultry, shall lio used .13 a conisHtuent o'f-any feetling Btufts. 3. Corbelt, pioneer rleaiJ.' tions, otid IncreaRed tho productroii per pullet moro tnan cent. tests weVc made to'" iletormlna the amount