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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta  ' VAGt EIGHT THE LEtHnniDGH IMltV IJEfULD SATUKDAY, FEHRUAHVMPl* FINAL FIGURES FOR ACREAGE AND YIELD ALBERTA TURAL PRODUCTS 1917. AGRICUL- f � ' � Yield per Total Cross :AV(>H An-K YloUl � Atre."* ' U>tsli. tlfixli. Spring Wheat ........... ... . t . . ^ .,846.600 �. 1S.2.". .�.1.933.200 Pall Wheat.............. ............ r>t.70(i 20.50 I.059,fl00 Oats.................... .......... I'.riiif.SOO :'.4.00 SC,2SS.�00 Barley ................. 4:2.100 10.3Sti,200 Rye.................... SO.SSO 20.."i0 6S3.flOO Peas ................... . , , , ,...... 1,851 IT.nO :!2,400 Mixed Grains ............ ........... J4,02T 2r>.7.'i (,18,700 FInx ................... lasi.soo 7.on 1178,600 Potatoes................ V 4S.ni7 i.ii.4t; 7.409.000 Turnips, etc............. ,1......... U).!H7 2ii7..")t; 2.272,000 r tons ton.'* Hay and Clovor ......... 493,332 1.4S 730.400 Fojder Corn ....... 3.�T(! 1.00 4.000 Alfalfa ................. ........... 2.05 04.400  HENS NEED FRESH AIR Ventilation In the Poultry House an Important Factor in Winter Egg y Production Pure air is a.s noccs.^ary tor fowls as ___ 'oloan water and good feed. Wluni hens ;are confined to Uadly ventilated houses In these days wlien ilio fiiJ'.\imnm j in winter ihey lose vitality, produce of production is required for the sue-[fewer eggs, and often hecomc siclc and oessful !)ro.'">ciition of the war. it may [stop laying. be useful to review tin- important conclusions that h.\ve been reached, �t the Dominion E.vperimeutal Farm at Indian Head, from the experiments . conducted towards the increase and lualntenaucp of soil fertility. In couducting iliese experiments a three-year rotation li.is been followed througlioHt. v,z. sumniorfallow and two SHcce.ssive years of cropping, either wheat following w4\eat or wheal followed by either oats or barley. - The conclusions ial�en on an average of scvc* year.^ have shown that not only lias the yield been materiany Increased by the application of bani->-ard manure but also that t!ie con-ditionof the land has been greatly improved, oiaktiig the formation of a mulch after sr-eiling and upon sum-merfallow a slmplo operation, theret.y 1 Good ventilation is needoon by t)���-; ^^^j^,^-^^,^^^, bocnuso of his riches, neither was the poor man -saved becansu of his povl^rty. but tho rich man was condemned because be tailed to moot action at their last anuujtl convention ou the (lue.stion of greater foot! production. Without discussion and without a dissenting vote, they adopted the following resolution, which'spcak.i I for Itself. 1 , 1 ,1 - Whereas, from tlie reports which e,.stoi;y v.-as that of nconotny. A Eine Sermon og Economy A very flue sfirmoii *aB romilly pooplo voluntarily cut down on thoir given by Uov. Mr. inglls i>l Spring I consumption, Australia has about ijonleo on tho�ubJcct of Nutlgunl Eco- i 150,000.000 bushels, but tho distanco is nomy, Tho Herald're-produbeS BJc-j so groat, moreover there arc not tho tracts from tho.'Serinon as follows; /- i ships torcnrry it. Indiii ami the Argen- iM., ...- ......... .--.^   tlna havo sufficient: but on account ot tho distance and the lack of ships (ht$ htllcs canilot have access to those Htoroif. All iho stocks bold In rosorvo by other countries are nearly oxUauat-od. Canada ij- the beat off of all tlie eonntrlHs at war; but wo have the Hrltlsh navy to tliank for that. As a people wo have dono much in the past, hut tli6 Xnturo will make heavier de^ niaiKls upon us. Jt^may not bo what we are accuhtoiucd lb, but our voUin-taty sacrifice will be a powerful factor In winning the war. Conservation All our leading men are i rill meet our obligations The lesson that .lesua desired to f''� � �t onri of the war. 1 am havo reached us from time to tlnio re- ^" English language wo havo glv-gardiiig the food situation in the al- this word a moanins wliich It has lied countries of Western Europe, it '2,,m"""" is evident ' ... .it. , �, _................. countries are food shortage in the. near future. ies of Western Europe, it i"Kut to oear. in mir use of it, it that the people of these i "'"""ys �sparing, or .saving: re in danger ot a serious j ">"�'i-"," wholly ;)arharons use of te in the near future ''"S >"o�r labor rationally. Preserv- IncreasiDE water-holding capacuy .Vjstocked conditions at the end of one the soil - impure air are noticeably bad, and. unless promptly eprrected, grow ! steadily worse. : Barnyard IVlanure vs Green Man- uring In this experiment barnyard man- ReiJulating Ventilation " Ventilation to provide pure air and ure, applied on summerfallow was j dryness hi a poultrv hansel is simply compared with peas and tares. Two ; ^ matter of' keeping doors ami-wiu- lilots of peas wore used, the o-.w being plovighed under ^early in Ju!y and the otlip;- wlien 'in bloom. The tares were ploughed under in late July. Two other plots were suinmerfallow-ed and used as checks. The i-esults showed five' bushels per acre increase In yield in favor of barnyard manure fpllowed by a difference ot one bushel between tares and summerfallow in tftvor of the former. AVhere oats , followed wheal there is shown a difference of eleven bushels per acre in favor of the barnyard manure. Times to Apply Barnyard Manure - Tlic most' practical and ' efficient Biethod. proviifed a packer is used, as shown in.these experinlents \x\ the case of,wheat. Wr to apply the manure oh first yes-r stubble and plough under either In the fall or spring. Plouglilug In the fall givesxa larger yield by three bushels for the first crop after application and a little over one bushel for the .second. Top dressing'with ths. spreader on dows open as muchas is necessary :o keep the walls dry. .l''ew poultry keepers have Uny difficulty in' this until the temperatures goes low enough 10 freeze water in the house. Then the tendency is to close doors and windows to keep the house warm. , (This is-the riglit idea, subject to the practical liniUation ,that the house must nob be closed so tight that the supply of fresh air is insufficient and the circulation of air is retarded to such an extent tliat moisture collects on the .walls.' The proper regulation of ventilation infeures pure air and drj-ness ana keeps the house as warm as is practicable witliput the use of artificial heat or speiial provision to absorb an excess of moisture. The adjustment of doors and windows to provide the conditions required must be learned by observation. ' The genei-al rule is to open doors and windows as much ^s is necessary to keep the house dry in cold weather, and to keep them wide open when water in the house will not freeze. Ventilating Through Cloth Cheap cotton cloth and common bur- meat. Be it further resolved, that whilo we believe that greater results would be obtained if some khid of assurance could be given of permanence of prices, especially of live hogs, and some kind of protecilpn against violent fluctuations in prices; i,bolli of which we deem to be reasonable ajid feas- ing its produce carefully. Distrib^iting its produce reasonably. These are the poiiils I would like to emphasize^ because they go to the very root of the prohlom, in other words it is simply a case of production, conservntion^and distribution. Production 1 do not think that we need em- grain six inches high has giyen an increase In yield but this is almost'ini-,, , , , .... practicable and the difference in yield 'are often ttsed in some of the win-has not heen^so great as to warrant iof_ a poUltiT house in place of, U. When barley is being .sown on suni-merfallpw It i.s sliown to bo best to apply i>jan.urc on the summerfallow in winter.'.HbireiVer. ilifs again "gives a lower .yield than lop dressing when grain, siiWn 011 .sumwerfallow, is six Inches .high. , glass. Cotton cloth is to be preferred for this purpose because it is cleaner and admits more light. When both cloth and glass windows are, usetl the mostjCoranioft practice tii cold wpather is to keemthe glass windows closed iill the time; to open th^! cloth window wide on clear days and close it .is ,,,'much a.s seems necessary at night and l;'.^!^^:"^^^ ''^""V^ V5'"�-*'.�'Mo,stonnydays. When the winters are generally mild Cotton doth la some.-times used in all ?\vlndows. .' Reducing Moiiture'WIth'Low Ventilation  ; Usually a hoiise can be run-with a yield lias been obtained by. applying on firs; .year stubble and' ploughing under fcthe fall." Barnyard Manure vi. Commercial Fertilisteri Miarnvardmai.iir,, rn ,hu, .1..,- ^'^^ coldest weather. Birds canstand quite low. temperatures provided 'their combs do not get.frosted. Where there barnyard uiauure go to show that they can only;bfi!used as 3uppllments> and not to take; its plaL-e. The commercial ible) lu view of the'statements of f that this in the past has been tlie fo5d controllers .of both Canada fed. and the United States that tliis protcc-: )\ e have not-,been getting the most tion is impossible, we are prepared.' �^\^ country. There for the present at least, to withhold .'"'^^^''f"," trememious araoilnt of iudcmen ou this matter waste, in the way of material and men. ^"Brit kirthe? reaoK^^^^^ that we bo- 0 i'-^hor iu'the past. has. been poumis is'de Hment;^! to ' he "ause j concernecl with . getting, rid of. bad of greater food production rfnd we! f^'^'i, =""1 \eeping body and soul would suggest that the a.xecutivo of,'"tether But the day lyas come, when this association present this matter, mlis look at this in the light of to the food controller and to the ,ive : ^ ' � ".>'' stock commissioner of Canada with a '^f"f^' f ,->"ie3 wil view to having r higher limit of i "^f'' "'^.�!" -t"" ""Ihon bushels of weight placed on sihooth" hogs by the; ^^f^" � " ^ "''f'-''' where are d-ickiuE comnanlea they to get it?/Canada has only UO,- Be t furUiet- resolved that the ex � ^^^-^^^ bushels tor export. U.S.A. has ecutlve endt"o.l''\tm^l"u^'proper unless U.e channels, to have the representative of the Dominion live stock commissioner on the various markets ot the country appointed arbitrator (0 determine the amount of dockage that shall he made on light pigs, stags and aged sows. not greatly concerned about that bo-cauae what we are spending lu the w.Ti^ia not to bo compared to what we wasted in times ot peace. An organizatlun is at work wliose aim has been to guide public thought along this line, and conserve ottr natural resources which are about tho greatest in the world. Unt what good havo they been to us. Prom 1912 to Ifllo the average fire loss in the Do-niluloif was 211,4 millions. .In lOlG it was ?23,400,000 and tho figures of 19.10 will be exceeded by 1017. It takes �1,200 men to watdi and fight tlite fires when-they break out. Seventy percent ot those fires could .have been prevented. Yet we are not doing mucli to conserve tliis pSrl ot our wealth. Look at the timber that has been lost, see what a noble part that would have played In the great drama ot victory. Think again of our fisheries whlcii arc almost unlimited; hut to what extent is fish being used in tho couit-try. The fishing business on tlie Great Lakes is almost controlled by U.S. firms and. 90 per cent, ot the total catch finds its way across the lifte. . Stock Distribution 1 b^ove this to be the 'I'liy and the function of the government. This H a vital part ot economy, I think tlio time has come when the government should exercise its great power to' see that nil get fair play and justice. Ooublless you wilt think I have wandered from my t,ext. that lu rSality it was quite superfluous. Hut 1 think not you will recall that Jesus had performed one of those great' miracles. He had 5,000 iieople with two loaves and three small fishes and with His iia^ial ^houghlfulness said: Gather up the broken pieces that remain over that nolliiuK be lost." If Jesusliad not spol;en, i have no doubt the people would neve^" liave bothered tliem- sclveti about the ,frAgmonts, Waste is always crlmliial; wholhor it be In public or private; but at the/present It is sinful. .It |h yoprivlng those bi-avc mon^ot the necessities they so miicli need to cnrj^y> our cause to a triumphant Issue. Speaking on, tho same qucstioii re-ceiitly / Lloyd � George said: "Save moiioy; save food; stive In energy. Save in luxuries; save In labor, T.'o win through, you, must last ,out. Cat the 8^ogan tot 1918 bo "Stop tile waste, gather up the broken pieces.^' PROSECUTE SUNDAY OFFENDER* Victoria, B. C, Feb. 2.-Wordy warfare has been aroused between Attor-iiey-aenera,l Farrls and' JIayor Todd of this city over, the enforcement of the Lord's Day Act.' The attornoy-gon-er�l, who has been accused of withholding his sanction for proseciitlbn of near beer yeiidors,,^Bays that It will b(> the policy ot hia ilepartmont to enforce the law fully and all oftondcri of a given class Will be proceeded agivinst without discrimination. .London, Fel>. B.-^The Bolshevikl government, acuordlni to. the Petro-grad correspomlent of'thO;Timeg,'hos adopted iiiiothev metliod' to compel foreign governments, 'to recogrilr.^ It. Tho Rolshcviki are rcfniiitie to permit Brltlah and other ft)r^lgit''dmb(i.�Hies and eonsuliite to drni^ on aiimi ilcpos-iled In Ituasian banM ti'ntit the Bol-shevlkJ government iH'iillowotl to haw complete disposal of Ruasiaii funds In the llaiik of Ktigland, ' MILL BUf^NeO . Ualtlniorc, Md., Feb:: 2.-Ftre ot nu unknown origin last night tlestv,oyed Iho office building, .mill: arid other property covering nearijy an acre belonging: to the Wolbropk Mill and Lumber Oornpany. Loss ahoul IJOi',- 000. /.. ' .;. We have moved,to''t63 5th St. S., formerly occupied by Strq'iig A Dowler, and willbe pleaied to meet anyone Interested In fraet-or� or plow*, McCLEfTAGHAN & TAYLOR 45-G . STORE SALE Situate in thriving town with prosperous farming community tributary. Goods worth $6,500, and trade well established. For sale or will exchange'lor modem house in Lethbridge. - W. F. Nelson & Co. � 416 FIFTH ST. S, ^ �ia-G HORSES-CATTLE STALLIONS AUCTION SALE .7 head'Reglctered Short Horn Bulls~from 10 to IS ifiontha old. . 1 registered heifer, rising 7 months old. '3 registered Clydesdale Stallions, rising 4 years old. 2 Percheron Stallions. 4 and S yeai;s old. � 27 Mares and Geldings, 3 to 6 years old, ranging In weiQht, 1100 ,to 1600 lbs. , \' TO BE SOLD AT THE LETHBRIDGE SALE AND FEED BARN Oil Wednesday, February 6 AT TWO O'CLOCK P. M. SHARP This stqcit must be sold as tlie proprietor is giving uii farming. TERIVI8 CASH J. A. SMITH, Auctioneer JAiS. DOUGLAS',' Mi>>. r . Unionist Member tor ^trat^bhoha. i head-on a "floor-6( hoards laid as wide Summari'/.Ing (he various results'apuj-t iis jnayTje and still hold the obtaine'd e.\periments sliow that . the i straw. , '  best time for the application of iVarn-j-- Dry- straw will ushally ab.sorb all yard .manure for all grains would be' to apply on first year stubble. 12 tons per acre, plough under in autumn, pacU and harrow. This''bring8 the surface and subsoil in contact w*lhtlio manure "ttnd ensures thorough rotting. Further, it, has been proven witliout a doubtv'ithat barnyard manure improves the.iiith of the soil tlierefore. moisture, and so, when it is used; tho �poultjy keeper uuiSt judge by the air in the hquae how much to keep doors and windows open. A breed that will not stand the temperature when ventilation Is regulated-Jn this way is not suited to the climate. Male Birds Need Special Care This hens of all breeds, having small- It^msitlgthe water-holding capa^it>; 1 er'i^;;h^�th;;^'\hn al r^^'S ifiif Vii'd' foreover, on Hghterjmuc'h lower temperatures. As the pro-soils will, keep it from blowing by, sup. portion of females to males kept is plying fibre. . usually about ten to one it is not eco- j nomical^ under extreme weather con- � _^ NOT "OUR-BIT" BUT "OUR BEST" "Hosidea tlie sacrifices at tho front, ,, there must be sacrifices at home in a tlioHsand ways.. Kvery man, woman, and.>ehlld must help lo su.stain those  AVho fight, Wo must do vastly more , than our 'bit.' Wo must do our heat." I- Wash That Itch Away �ff There iBiubsohitely no sufferer from ecssemii who ever used tho simple wufth ^ d; 1). D. and did not feel immediately that woiidertully calm, "cool Haqvatlpu" that conios when tjiu itch � i8 taken r away. . This soothing wash peuetrat^fi tlio pores, gives Inalo/il re. lief, from;the most distressing skiu dis-'ea�ep."rJ;>I>;*HlKJnhotham & Co,, 14d., :4ri;KCl>p--T|A^vertiaeme|it. dltionB'.'to regulate the house to suit the ihaieji!; When tho house as oper-'ated for the hens la too cold for tho malesV'the uijual practice is either lo put the males temporarily in a^warmer jilace, or to put theiij at night in small coops in the same house. As a rule, �the occasion to do this^ arises only a 1 fe\y limes in a winter, RAILWAY CONTRACTOR DEAD Vancouver, Fob. 2.-Samuel New-march died .suddenly at his resl/lence at neaconfiold this morning. Ho was born in Jlonlroalbut has been in Winnipeg iind tho west tor many years in railway constr.uelipn work,. He was superintendent of the gang of construction men, sent from Canada to construct the rhad ' at ' Kola Bay, Russia. -BRITISH RAiO London, I'^ejj. 2.-"Ourlng the night a Jiarlyot Liverpool troops successfully raided. the enemy's, trenches southeast of Arhieiitleros aiJd bro'jglit buck prisoners," the war office lo-liorfa., "A i-nid attempted Uy the em 'on^y, hevth of I'ssschondaole' n'as-.ro pulsed," 1 > NO KNOWLEDGE OF IT Former Health Commissioner'. Says - Niixated Iron Should Be Used in Every, Hospital and Prescribed by- Victoria, B, C. Feb. 2.-R.-'P. Butch-rot, director ot wooden shipbuilding for the imperial munitions'board, in British 'Columbia, sa.v8 he has no in-timatld'n of the British. goVernmen: awarding contracts , tor forty. .SJiOO ton Svooden vessels to bo built here and at Vancouver. All orders for British government owned'vessels to be ^luiit in Canada go thrpvgh tho imperial munitions hoard,. 'ot ,nonthH. AVhen ap-plied daily to the foce, neck,, arms and hajids It should help'tobleaeliV'clear, smooth en and beautify the ~Ml(il).' , Any druggliit supvly!;v throe wees of prchU,i;U^O(rJlH�'�k''Hr^'little '*�lt atid= tlie'�fr provided they hafo' no sorlous organic trouble; They; also offer lo reruiid your inoney'lt it doftp npt at least double your strenisth aud endurance in ten tlu^n' time. H la aiBpeused by all fiood drugBlBl-~Adveri, |8L tirekt Combinaliotjif^^^ liiLpSTRATioNshowsBleFotir'^ withEmeiWllbw */and power hoist. TheBlKFoar''iO" motor raiseaotlowciSt&bfc- ~ pyEiuinDlv nnftlilttfl. n l^x^t- i^..^.-...u.4U.. ^.....4-- i_______,.�'...l uti|iuwernQiB(. metiifttfaur'W" motorraiseaorloweM Imply pushinsr a foot lever-whether tractor is runni^ffwi,, to any depth yon wish io plow. Oon't wasto room and time ,(urBliiK!l W. -SSinBUie �*"*dy, dependable pcwer. -J'wo ipe.eUii furward aad ravers ' fleilbMlty-adsptsbls to all >oil condiUoni. ^HIOS. QUINN, Coma in or writ* us ahoiit ihia big |jm* and bKw Mvar aad also Ilia E-B Moi,l LTwlow-^nw^rSn JOHN DEERE WAREgpUt^, AaSNT, LCTHtRII 16 ;