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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 20, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta You had better buy whatever coal you need for the remainder of the winter from MORISON & DIXON. Our price is right. With every ton you buy from us you get a coupon, which may bring you the � As soon as 1,000 tons are sold, a Coupon will be drawn from the sealed box, and the person holding the number will get the swell new buggy. Cash must accompany every order.  We are in the draying business on a big scale. Prompt work and entire satisfaction guaranteed O ON IXON PHONE ISO THE TRANSFER MEN/' LETHBRIDGE AT FARMER'S PARAGRAPHS. | Uccnum.more and more cut oft* and more Intensive farming must I a* carried on the farmer must more and I It will be one of tie leading Coal Mining Centres of AlUr. ta. A lot of money lias been invested in a modern plum. Firu clay has been discovered in extensive quantities, and its nee means that Reliance Hill be a great industrial ceutiv. The fuel shortage was serious enough. It would have he* it much worse hud it not been settled before the recent cold snap. Some steps should U� taken by th * government to provide against suc -cause weeds wore not destroyed after notice was served. It shouiU not lw noccjwitry to notify n farmer hrfw. troy weeds. The miccvaftfuj and In-toHigent farmer knows hUtn action ^ in his own interest. Many poultryuvm argue that poultry require warm nuartors. Professor Gruhum of the Ontario Agricultural college has deckled that bolter results can he had from cool houses. More food won required but the hens laid letter ami were healthier. An agricultural exchange wtysthat sour soil may bo detected by adding limo to one part of the supposedly sour tract. Plant hoot a ttun* and on thountreutod part. If thov*Wts are a finer crop whore lime vas^applicd H snows that Kuch treat meat will im- r Ott Block LETHBRJDGE, ALBERTA For further i*irtit*u!ani. prove many crops J. P. Mcllrido, J, 1\ Flak and Joh f i " r Are mentioned as probable CttlMW�t*s in C ran brook, A �ood fair will tie hold at Cards-ton in February. Oeo. IliUier, C. IV 1{. Agent at itaWbrook, has tieen traasfvrreci to XjwiysoUth. B 0. The pass towns elected following ovursoors: lYank. .1. U. I-'ar-iner; Jllalnnore, W. A. lieebe; Coleman, U, J. Mclntyre. Card�ton branch of tna AUwrta Farmer'h Association proper to eruct a grain elevator and flour will at that point. OKOW1NO Al-FAi-FA IN ALIIERTA Ontario and tho Korth Eowtarn States have rotl clover and alftlkeunft corn en�Ha�c for l�rot�in and sue-cu1i�nt winter fodders, awl the Western States have Alfalfa, but as yet it has not been clearly demonstrated that Alborta has any complenwnt for theso. Tru*�. iha grains and hay-groitfieK yield letter hero than anywhere else in the world, but grain at jliest is expensive feeding and grass hoy is unhalunceil without a goodly proportion of gra.n and even then jlnckti succulency. The IXtpartment of Agriculture r^cogniwd. this fact long before the fanner, l^causo so long as the cattle have free ra�gv and abundant pasture no n^sd of winter fodder Is recognlwd; but as tho rang0 more rvcognl/e the tmpurtutice of growing hlj;h yielding lutirrtiotiH win ter foddot'h and thnt the iH'pari-ment has ta^en sUps to forestall his dimcuki* s long Iwfare they ap|k*ared. In 11�� I �nd 05 the Territorial IK-pnrtmcjit in^ikut-d a H.VKtem of cooperative exi^riiih'nt:-* and this was followed.in 11*0*1 by tlx* AlUjrta D*-1-artment and particuiar attention was given in determining th? feas -ibility of growing alfalfa. It has himi t h�* good fortmw of your humble M�rvur.'t to H|K�nd thvmost of tlte past hi\ weeks in inspecting the�j plots t.i urrtve at a final conclus.on. Ket mo inform you at the outset, luiwever. that the work is only le-gun uud only a partial report can Ikj given. That the report is incomplete **s due to lack of knowledge on tho t�art of nutny of th*i eJC|H�riuvnterH us ,to the scH-ntiflc treatiiitnt tho plant should ree�Mve. Jn many cas*^ tho experimenter stated .that tlw crop was winter killed; but in nearly every case of winter killing 1 found that the plots had been clo*?ly pan -turs-Hl *in the autumn and winter by rattle or tiheep an! in on^ ca�o by gee*c and ia another by rahtltt. Since it is a known fact that aUulta will not stand clow pasturing at any time, and particularly in tho winter, it is little wonder to find it winter killid after a late full cutting or a fall or w.nter pasture. Many oC tha plots were failures because tiio swd had tjcvtt sown with n nurse crop. Kxporienco goes to show thai ulfaHu sehlom if ever grows if sown with a nurse crop. Many of the experimenters knew this but few seenv*! to realize the fact lhat an abundance of weeds acts detrimental towards the young alfalfa plant** in just the same way that u growing crop of grain doos. To get a good stand tho ground must be clean and must tie kcit clean till the plant* are well rooted. To do this it .swell to harrow tho crop from when it is thrco 'inches high, with a slant tooth drag. This treatment kills tha weeds retains the moisture, and helps the young plant to take sutftctcnt root. In the Pincho; because every attempt has the added support of the food stored up by l he decay of the former roots to h;'lp it a little farther down In Magrath, Raymond and Lcth-hridgtt, where irriifatlon i� resorted to, field crops of alfalfa yield two tons to the acre at each of two cut-tinus Hn a season. In th.se districts and in Medicine Hat not a great Ideal has been done towards trying to grow the plant without irrigation, but a few daring spirits have trknl it and with such a -degree of hiicivhh as I Office over Hick & Wukely Store. GOSS THE SIDE1'"1" ! to maUo irrigation seem unprofltuqle save for garden crops. It must be I noun in this dry region the great ditllciitty is to so nurture the plants th.� first season as to get*their roots to p.nnrale the water-table. This is | done by having the land .n good lillh and frve from weeds and harrowing th? crop frequently during tho growing season. At Macleod and I^eav-nga some of th� plots were doing sufficiently well to ImhcaU! that the failure in others r was duo more to bad management than to faulty soil or climate. At Calgary all the plots winter-killed lust winter but the exiterimcnters in this district are cK�tern>in.>d to continue because they believe that with proper treatment only such a trying |season as last winter can kill the plants. The pressure of the need for hay has not made itself felt upon the north country as upon the south and cons^^cntly such interest has not; Uen taken in tho subject of alfalfa but �t is my humble opinion us ono who has been constantly on tho road from Vegreville to Cardston since tho first of July that alfalfa is the coming fodder crop of Alberta; ami I a-wait with interest .to* see whether my opinion cun bo backed by future facts It is the interest of the agricultural societies to see that tho mo�t up-to-I date men are appointed to carry on tho co-operation exporinvntal work aud thus to take advantage of tho liberal assistance the Department of Agriculture is giving in Uds line. -Wm. A. Munro, ia Farmers* Advocate - 'it, and when after having travelled !a distance ert'H Uberotto as interpreted by a capable company. Ask any merchant what hi had th^ biggest demand for during this month and he will tell you cat Hi lea right away. Candles righted stores and resaii'iiciw many nights during tho sjictl of weather, which iirterfeivd with the Kleclrie Ugltt Co. Ily the way Manager Freeman ilewervesgreat rmlit for the way h^ was able to kenp the plant moving even at half pitch. He was up night and day ami nearly wor* |ums;�lf out in ewleavor-n; to kf(�p the light and power on. WAP WEATHER ISA ST. Fred Oownsr was up from Maple Cr*�k on Baturday. He reports tho heaviest snowfall and coldest weather down there thoy have had in ten years. The main lino train ho eain.ng to wturn to I*'thbridge to reside but he would not confirm if. A d.stressing accident occurred at Lundbreck last wi*ek in which Dapy Johnson, a minor in the omploy of tho IlrecKenridgo & Lund company (was killed by an explosion of dyna-.mite and two other men wer**Mght-ly in.ured. Tho wind plays groat havoc In Raymond sometimes. It even blows t he c u r rency o f the real n* about like some foolish mortals. The Chronicle tells the following: A remarkable case of hopelessly losing and almost immediately find -ing a $50 hill accural here in Ray* mond'n short time ago. Ray Powell was carrying a $o0 bill in the samo pocket with his handkerchief and having occasion ho thoughtlessly took his handkerchief hastily from Ms pocket the bill nils*-jchoviouRly darting Jorth with it. Tho wind was blowing a galo at tho tiino and Ray saw tho precious bill float away in a cloud of dust. Pursuit and