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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta \GE BIGHT THE ytHBRIDGE DAILY HEtlALD ' 1 f-r\ SATURDAY, DECEMBER M. JW8 INTEREST TO THE FARMER s''?Sweet Clover for Western Canada ^ T Advocate). v'What Is swefet , eloTsr? TSTience .SolneB its had reputation, ^and why ii BO much said about its possibiUtios? Is an^ody growing the.crop in \V�st-81'h Canada and what do they think ,Hf it? These and many other ques- tions are constantly being asked about this new crop that has so recently made its appearance upon the prAl-ries, and that is so often referred to in agricultural papers. : In the space at our disposal we will try to answer a few of t lese questions and add some observatio'ns on the culture of the crop. Sweet clover is not one of the true �Clovers, as its name would seem to Ifliply, but it belongs to the same family of plants as red clover and alfalfa, tt Is, therefore, a legume and possesses' all the characteristics of leguminous plfints. It is a true biennial, making a leafy growth of 12 to 24 inches the first season. The following spring growth begins from crown buds that have been formed the previous fall. This is somewhat more stemmy and i8s leafy than.' that of the first season. Under favorable Conditions It progresses very rapidly, reaching a height of tour to.eight feet, depending on the moisture at Its disposal. The small flowers are produced on .-long, loose racemes. As the plant ma-tares, the stems rapidly becomei, coarse nd voody.the leaves fall away and however, came thrqngh; the wiatir In perfect condition. , � The yield for. the..past tiro yeaira, for both irt*noe"ot the healtii M our animals. As; iii other c6UQttiea, disease ot anltaoals ^If r^sponstbli tor'the loss to farmers of many mnildhs of dollars anbually; Such dUtetisS^ cs tuberculosis, abor^ tlon, scourSi. blackleg, glanders, hog cholera, ^tc, take enormous toll from, owe t6yniai6�. Clean (liilirler* Most Important - Again paralttes such as lice, Ubka^ etc., dacli yeiir cause the ^k*te Ot enormoii's aXhouuts ot expensive ftied to say aoUiliiig of the losses in production 6f milk, meat and yoiihg stock. Peace Hath Her Victories ^�nd.feipenriliaitles. The tSjty of every V naiMioaK& to provide living for himself 'in**!* flinUy. and Mpin the recoo-^filuctioo^f^VxiiW. The great c�U is for food.. Other industries may col-'ia^ tut agrioulture must gonn. ^ CPilt FARMS 20 YEARS TO PAY Open th� swy^to prosperity and lode-pa>iateti^^ii�it Land 111 to t}oln acre; JrHgetedland up to }foJ Get stertcd. iLandii^biinBnpldjy taKen lip. Writs for fres l30Gk\eta.aDd faiilxiibrmstloo. Mat st. cmt^CAiOAICr clover, tion." Cause of Unpopularity Swaet clover seems to haxo succeeded admirably in making" itself odious In Eastern Canada and' pnited States, by seeding itself down, year after year and � growing luxuriously along the roadsides and in all available waste places.. Moreover, it pbssesses a bit-i . s^^, erowth" the first season it in^ ft''di;'Ss^rrto'2cl''1\th^ pro'uabte'^^o're- .n^Sr.^�h?, Ih^. fti> train troin cutting or pasturing untU not so objectionable whue the.^plant. sef>hiirt .!PB4)^liroa and earth floors renewed vritula layer ot clean soil. ,What..Dlkinfeetahta to Use. ,1., /SuhUgh%-Thii9 is the cheapest andone ot the ^est.. Every stable should have at least 6 square feet-of glass per mature, head ot horses aixd cattle, and one-quarter this anii^imt 'animals. Apply with spray pump or brush.' [ 3. Drug Disinfectants-All floors, KHtter^ and mangers should receive exlt^ care. Disinfect by soaking thoroughly with one of the coal tar 4i�^latei Buoh as Kreso, Wescol, Zeii-6i4um, Creolln, "etc., applied in water solution 3 per cent, to 6 per tjent. varying i^ith strength of disinfectant. Apply with spray pump or sprinkler and bfttsli in. Free Instructions Given -TWH^afitp ot Animals Branch, De-paWidaeht ot Agriculture, Ottawa, can supply tree instructions In selecting aiid preiparing whitewash and dlsin-fectaijts. Thoroughness in the above disln-iedtlijn Is most Important. The intelligent stockman, intent on maintaining healthy stock, finds Ifc wise to dlsin-�fect mangers and feed passages more frequently. A light spraying monthly will suffice. ^Practise proves that disinfection le cheap insurance and an investment yielding a high rate ot interest. If Canadian farmers unitedly will but realize this, our animal disease and losses therefrom would decrease 25 per cent per annum.-Experimental Farm Notes. The month of June, preferably soon after the first good rain. / ' The crop may stand some pasturing: the first season and in favorable sea^ sons be cut for hay, provided it is cut high enough to leave a sinbblo that win hold si substantial blanket of Snow. If for any reason there-is only lythis Is enough to incur the ever-lasting displeasure of the most amiable stoctaBan. ' During the past few years sweet ciovorjias not changed its nature or.' as previously explained, to obtain a good quality of hay. Secondly, do not make the first cutting too short. The reason for this lies In the fact that the' second growth develops from MARSHAL FOCH AT PRAYER). (London Times.) .- In the Jesuit Church,^ Farm-street, Fkther Bampton, S.J., related an incident on the authority of a chaplain In France. On the eve of the great offensive Marshal Fooh had called together dhe generals ot division to 6z-ptaln his-plans for the morrow. On taking leave'of;lhbm he said, "I have now done all t can, I leave you to do the rest; now I beg to be left undisturbed tor the next iiour." An urgent message came soon after for the Gen-erailsslino. Marshal Fbch could not be fotind at firsrt, till the chaplain, who forcalv^sMd mature hogs, gunllght i knesw the secret, conducted the mesr ha1)lts in the least, but we have learn-1 i,,3g yjg iQwer portion ot the stem. 6d to appreciate some of its better i rj,^^ gjaot hdlght at which these buds qnaUtiesand it� vigorous growing and; develop varies with the thickness of seed-producing tendencies have been � turned to some advantage. Desirable Qualltleij There are severaBquallHcations that make sweet clover worthy of our con the stand, the stage of developinent and, the season. About y^ix to ten inches-Will be found best Sweet clover is not easy to cure, _____________________________ especially in damp weather, and some sideration as a forage-crop, and at the : skill is necessary to make the best- same time obviate to a certain extent its reputation as an unpalatable weed. Being a legume, sweet clover pos sesaes the same advantage as alfalfa tor obtaining smd utilizing nitro|en quality of hay. The- object should, be to preserve as many of theleavee as possible, as these constitute the best part ot the forage. It is advisable, therefore, to rake the hay, into win- Tii^HIB!', St loii| Steaadh Disorder^ t^^SOimmadi KidainrSton^ as* otett'caased 'bf Gall Stonesj aBd:adrikad;Peo9i�,tmtil tliose badsttkkaalOatt Stone iColic MpiiCK ^Mot oat in ten Gall enffcnts ksowa iHiat is thetroaibla. MarUtt'a S|Midfic will aue witbpnt pain or oper* tlbit For Sale at all Drug-glite.-Rseemmend�ii by dr D. H^finbattikin A Co., Limitsd, Druiilslii, Ltthbrirffl*, Al�a. J.W. KW�JCTt&flO SMipwTmosT, yotwmo - out ,1 prt'(i|r( II INI) CUMIDRIABLt MOTHER HUBBARO SHOE- P'jT ONI IN BAFVS SLEIGH OP BUGGY ^ow many BEAN8 in the JAR7 The Hudson's Bay Co. Is glrlng away a 1100.00 TJotory Bond for the nearait estimate. from tiie air. This enables it to growj drows aftertfie plants are ^ell wilted on soils too poor in nitrogen for other j but before the leaves have become orops and-at the same time it en-; Uiorougbly dry. After drying for a rlehoB the soil in wHch it grows by labile in the windrows, it 'tfrould- bis increasing tie organic matter and ni- made Into cocks, whsre iP'is'*liowei trogen content. As a matter of fact, cure. Some people prefer to makir' sweet closer has always had a reputa-! these small enough eo that they can tion, especially in Europe, as a re-. be handled entire. In this way a mini-builder of poor or woyn-out eotlg.No ot leaves are lost, oth^r legume has been niote success- Sweet clover Is available for pasture ful to this respect. .-The roots are fairly early Jn the spring and remains larga and fleshy, and decay quickly Sreen In the fall for a month after after the second season, are easily annual crops are frozen down; The plowed and incorporated with the essential thing is to have the pasture soil. They also grow deep and are a sufficiently stocked to keep the growth valuable aid to breaking up a hardpan subsoil. The legnminons nature of sweet clover aleo acooimts for the high amount of protein that it contains. Chemical analysis and feeding tests show aWeet doyer to eantaln prattlcally as great �leading value as alfalfa or red oloyer. / 8ut will {be animals eat it? 'Hils Gie guastion most often asked.,For-tnnately we have the experience of hundreds of (termers on this point and well eaten down. By so doing the plants are Induced to, send put numerous succulent shoots which'are more relished than the older stems. If the pasture is not sufficiently grazed it is sometimes advisable to go over the ground with a mower and clip it off. For some li-eason sweet qlover ie comparatively free from bloat. A few authentic cases have been reported, but these have been the exception. Hogs do well oiv svreet clover pasture, making gains comparable with other legumes. For this purpose it is it may be coneldered beyond doubt, use4 as a twofseason crop, but it is a that sweet clover is relished by all; mistake to overstock the first season. classes ot stock, both as pasture and �B hay, it cut at the proper tin^, especially It some care is exercised to when the plants are inaklhg their root development. The second year it may be pastured lairly close. It is usual Bitroduce It, gradually to the daUy ra-i ly necessary to-ring pigs to prevent tlon. � Some difficulty is nearly always Oxperlenced in getting cattle used to Qie new forage as pasture. them from digging up the roots. The sweet clover plant' produces an abundance of seed the year foUow- TWs can be completely overcome bylin- seeding. Yields of fiVe to six the Intelligent handling of the stock. It idM he found a good practice to Start the stock on sweet clover pasture the first thing in the spring, and to keep the growth -well eaten down. Bat -wilf not sweet clover become a weodt We think not, it properly Victdria, B. G. canapa'8 GREAT WINTERRESORT Mild climate, bright sunshine, with reasonable living expenses : and plenty of Invigorating outdoor amusement, Intorastlng > shipbuilding activity, golf and :, automobUlng throughout the % winter. ,y..A�fc Vour Ticket Aflent Nev�. W >TObNelty Commlsslontr Vlt^TORIA, B. C. bushels per acre are commonly obtained. When a crop of seed is desired, only one cutting can be obtained the second season. Unless the growth has been exceptionally rank the grain binder is able to handle the crop. The greatest dittipulty in con- handled. Being a true blAmlaf the . nectlon with harvesting it is the loss plants never survive the second win- "t seed by shelling, and it is doubtful tar. If, then, the plants are prevent- whether any machine can be devised *d from seeding they cannot persist. I which will handle this crop without. On cultivated land, therefore, that ia ' more or less loss. The sheaves should plowed once a year, swoet'olover can-! be stocked and threshed with the or-not -poselbly become a nuisance. It! dinary grain eeparator. Ih threshing, may be expected, however, that once j the object should be not only to sep-It is grown and used on the farm, it arate the seed from the straw, but to rHOW MAH^.YAIID9 of 8ILKINE ARE in Oiffi 9H0W window? Rylande &'po� are giving away a Fur Coat i worth 1150.00 Free ' for , t'je  neawSstestlmBtei rXlso three jbUiBrJ|i4�,(liable prjzes. 'A- coupon .wlthtsev&ryu'sale ot 11.00 or over. will always be found to a certain extent, especially in waste places, but considering the nature of the plant there seems no cause for uneasiness on that score. Another conelderation is the fact that its biennial character makes It hull at least nine-tenths of it at the same time. By threshing close enough to do this the seed is iaore or less scratched in the process with the result that the percentage germination will be greatly increaeed. Sweet clover seed that has been flailed out by suitable for shoit rotations such as-band is usually unsatisfactory unless are practised In this country. The im- j it is hulled and scarified by some portance ot this fact will be'Spprecl-j Teans before sowing. This may not ated when.we consider that-in most be true under other climatic condi-parts of the West it Is necessary to i tlons, but we have invariably found It Bummerfallow every tlilrd year to store j to be the case. up and'conserve moisture for subsequent crops. Experimental Work at the Sasl^tshe-w4n; College of Agriculture Bweeiclover has been grown on the College; pf Agriculture experimental plots at y.^8^katoon for the past..six Sweet clover ia a crop with which our farmers are not familiar, but one that possesses qualifications that make it well worthy of a serious trial. Only by trying it out In a sufficiently larga and practical way under a variety of conditions will it be possible to correctly estimate Its value tQ this years. jA-t the presont time there are country, and to determine tlie places ten different .Varieties under observa-' and circumstances where it will prove tion. These dlffer/.greatiy in. yield, the greatest benefit. quality of �forage, date of maturity and -.------- Ijardneas, as well as In other minor) RABBIT SKINS points. Experiments are under way; NEW YOflff. Dec. 13.-Mor^ tban to determine the best practices to fol- 5,000,000 Au8traiiah rabbit skins wJU, low in growing the crop under Sask- be placed-'ob'Salevnext m'onth, it.'WUs, atohewan conditions. ! annoancgd.jhlire''today, " The flklns',. Thus far the crop has proven to be were- "to have .$oen sold in LoridohV relatively hardy under our conditions, j Improved shipping facilities and lower There has been very little winter-kill- freight rates are eald to have been ing until last season, when some vari- responsible for transferring the trade eties suffered considei-ably. Others, to this country. induces \oleanliness, health, cbmtort and greater-profits. 2. Whitewaah-A good whitewash apiflied hot to ceilings and walls covers and kills germs and parasites. -Add drug disinfectant, such as carbolic ^ acid if barns have housed diseased f tor of Lundy's Lane Methodist church. seniger to a lonely chapel where the Marshal was found, oh his knees in prayer. 'The death occurred of Mrs. Roberts, wife of Rev. H. L. Roberts, pas- MILK RIVER COUNCIL (From Our Own corresnoniJent* MILI'C RIVBR, Doc. 12.-At a meeting of 'thcraiopnyers of the town of Milk River ,fgr the purpose of nom'l-hatlng oouncuiors for the coming year the following Avere nominated: W: J. MaddBn/for mayor; Dr. GU&S and H. Smith; coxmclllors. The school election lor school trustees will be held'at the flfst of tho year. ^. Rev. WleiJiWas called to WliiAlpeg through the serious UlnesB of his slstet". " Mr,' Ifrknit ,1911ert made Lethbrldge a business ^vlBlt over the weok-ehd. .Milk River hflS no need to wo^ry over shortUge of coal for .the winter as JVC have three mines'all turning but first'clftss ooal equal to any coal shipped' t* be hdped onrM'W'eftwiill irMi take some action to -w^reiBi tSt^ls In (ttture. jiev. FatWr'-r(�vel(ere arriving heri'frelin BillliiPla, particularly Thrkee, deblare tfiat In eplta of the 4*Mt'thai tha war la nominally ever, tl!^ Bulflarlana continue te d|ipfMS Ami Inaltreet the Qneeks^r*elV. Steele, Manager Co-ofierative Is ^adlltated and �ir�-couraged by the opeh-� Ing of a Joint Savings Account in the natnes of j^usband and Wlie, Father andgon, Brother and ^ JSIste^ or any two or more members of^the family. iliEl%jef can depositor withdraw money sit will, and fte Interest accrues to the credit of both. Ask the Manager for full particulars. l-ETHBRlOCiE BRANCH ......... F. W. Nicholson, Manager CARD8t6l