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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta ATTTftnA^;�RBRUARY 3, 1917 THE' LErHBWDGE DAILY HERALD If hai^ work is sapiiin^ your strength-reinfprcici with PAGE SEVEIjtj sb�s DISTRICT NEWS ENCHANT r�i lotlccV """-^'i frpii^: CiilgBr}^. X,ethbridge, Lomond, TraVera;. Tttrlni Retiaw, Barona and e�ndl�r ' - - Postmaster 3. D. Jay cock Is a patient-in the �aU- hospital at Leth-bridge, )i1b ion Harry Is running the pQst offibtt" flttrlng his father's ab-, aeinco.. .  Mr." Wm Baskin returned last week trom a trip to the coast. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Freeburger are �pending 4 jtew ^eeks at Spokane. Mr.-Hi'T. Snider returned on Tues-dav'B train Wbni'a.;two weeks trip. Miep. ,,Marli|a lis ih Southern AlbeVtft. Tlie opeuihg of the, hew hall is Friday evening, Feb-Jru^ry 9t)i,-when Ith^rfi'Will be a^.picture shbw and dance after the show. A joodtiniels:'expected &3 it ItaB t>l^en many weeks, i^ince; Biirdett' 'vi'i>f pie have ha^ tlie pleasure of an ev�n-Ihg'ii entertaiiament at da.ice or show iri Rurdett. Best wishes for Mr. Ruber's success are exprj'j'ied ?.y inany. ! Del Bumham returned rj j a vjeit with relatives In Iowa and other ajtating Is not very brliik thi.Ee fl^ys as the wind is too li.ir.i iuulj cbljd, and mostv everyone preiter�: tho ngiarii) -fires to Uw) Ice. ; .rv ; -i:. 'flflo. Joh,3�ton - received a. car f of] c0al yesterday and glad to say overy-bodytseems :to bejqulto weU supplied with coel Juitnov. Mrs. A. Ilm left yesterlLV lor a Bhort. visit in Montana. Th� infant child of Louis Power-lean' died last' Thursday night rnd watt-burled Saturday from John Ell's church aouify of B^rdett. Thf Inflaidt child, of A; W.> ip.won's died Wednesday, of this wpBK?at'Bow ISl^^d hospital and the burial in to beit' the Pallater cemetery north ot BurdOtt. - ' - 'M^ter P^rcy Jobi^ston is home fi;o|njBow Island where ho is a>Nnd-(ng;^hool. The school ?1 is d on ac-tai-Df Shortageiof gas, n tha souUi ^of town lUsed for fual. ie willing: workers of' .Vfethod'st ch^ch inet wlt^ Mrs. ,1. 4lodgins Wednesday afternoon: 'and (sVening ind^qullted a quilt' that is to be raffled later for the benefir of 'the church^ work.: Mr. Wm. Maxwell has taken pver the poolroom from John Hodgins: Mr.'and "Mrs. vJ. Hodgtni expect to leave for^Lethbrldge next weel^^'Moh-day'.or Tiiedday. , CARPSTON .: Mr. Ostrum is'a pioneer hardware merchant at Loniond, haying moved here with Mrs.'Qstr.um and child, before the steel was laid into Lomond. Lest Summer he built a. -furniture store Joining hfs hardware store, and his business was thriving. : He hasn't made up his mind is to his next move but will likely go somewhere to rei cuperate as his health has not beei iip to standard lately. - ' Mr. AInlay arrived home last Wednesday from Edmonton, where he was visiting his son. Mr. Doatie one of the local blacksmiths^ is having-work resumed on his new house during this fine weather.- Word received here a few days ago, by Mrs. Dufty of town, advises iter thatsher husband Herb,putty of .t�B-. KilHes, is wounded in J^rance. PferticulM-s haven't reached her yet. : Mrsl JTeskey, agent for tha>-Ford automobile here,-and wlib has-ia large garage fitted with inahy ponvenienceB Is stiUgolnig; to improve Ws business, He i-is arranging "to sink a hole .capable / 6i holding I a concrete watertank :1T) inches wide and 12 feet deep, h. CIIIN (From Our Own Corresppnaent). Chin, Feb. l.-^C. O. FeweU, who bought out Mr.- Robt. Jones; north of Coaiaale, is / now ' returned after a short visit to his mome in California. Mr. and Mrs. A. Owens enjertalned a few friends Xuesda:y eveijlng. A dainty dinner -was- seryed after whlcl. dancing and cards kept Uie giiestt busy to a latiB hbiltj^ H. 5 Mr. J. C. Bass is .now busy hauling baled hay. Jflr. J. C. Ross has Just purchased a large band of cattle. Mr. J. Cassldy is now taking lite easy, havlngi. an abundant sUpply of water from his new well. ' Mr. M. J. Bohner is keeping pretty close unproductive, are for wheat 11,-,872,600 acres instead of 9,068,200; for oats 6,198.100 acres instead of 5,673,-000; for barley 1,239,400 acres instead of 898,500; for rye 67.500 acres instead of 23,800 and for flax 600,766 acres instead of 705,000 acres, - the area in the case of flax being less. The increases thus shown are largely | in the more recently settled districts where the system of reporting by correspondents is necessarily liass fiiUy developed. A final statement of the harvest results of 1916, to innl\ide all .crops, is dependent upon completion of the census compilation, a work that Is now being proceeded with. - tbtal .Areas and Yields of qr^ln' Crops in Canada , The total harvested areas awj the total production of the. principal grain crops of Canada in 1915 and! 1916, as corrected by the'.census returns of 19l6, are therefore poW estimated as follows: Acres Bushels Cropf-r, 1916 i 1916 Wheat ...... 12,879.500 220,367,000; Oats .... .... 9,835,100 351.174,000 Barley ... ... 1,651.100 41,318,000 Rye .... .... 145,120 2.896,M6 Flaxseed _____ 605,700 7,122,300 For other crops the estimated tota.1 production in 1916 Is as follows: peas 2,172,400 bushels from 150,280 acres; beans 412,600 bushels from 32,500 acres; buckwheat 5,976,000 bUshels from 341,500 acres; mixed grains 10,-077,000 bushels from 397,770 acres and corn for husking 6,282,000 bushels from 173,000 acres. Average Yield* Per Acre bf drain  Cro.oa In Canada The average yields per acre of the principal grain crops for 1916 are, in bushels ,as follows, the yields of 1915 and 1916 being placed within brackets for comparison: Fall wheat 21% (28% and 21%); siirlng'wheat 16% (29 and 15); all wheat 17 (29 and 15%); oats 35% (45-% aad 31); barley 25 (35% and 24%); rye 20 (21% and 18); neas 14% (17% and 17%); befens' 12% (10% and 18%); buckwheat 17% (23 and 24%); mixed grai'ns 25% (37% and 35%);. flaxseed 11% (13 and 6%); corn for hupklpg 36% (56% and 54%). For wheal;, oats, barley.and flaxseed these average yields .although inferior to^ the excellent returns of 1015, are higher than tliose of 1914, which was a year of low yields due to drought. For rye the average is lower than in 1915, but higher than in 1916. For peas, beans, buckwheat, mixed grains and corn for husking the average yields are lower than in either of the two previous years. Quality of Grain Crops in Canada The quality of the grain crops of 1916, as determined by tho average weight in lb. pbr measured bushel. Is as follows; Fall wheat 59.52 lb., spring wheat 56.51 lb., all wheat 67.1Q lb.; oats 33.86 lb.; barley 45.66 Ibf; rye 64.95 lb.; peas 59.88 lb.; beans 6p lb.; buckwheat 46.35 lb.; mixed grains 43.13 lb. ;flax 66 lb.; and com for husking 66.51 lb. For wb^t and oats these weights per measured bushel are lower; than in any previous ^fear on record. ' , Average Valuea Per Bushrofit is such as, will compare favor-' ably, with that obtainable elsewhere on t|ie farm.:; ), Canadian eggj producers have responded well to: the call for increased i production. Th* eountry as a whole which was ImpOftJng eggs l a 'few yeafs ago, has, in the aggregate, produced, more than-sufficient tor its own ;requlrement8:;this year and last. Between seven and . eight million dozen Canadian eggs were exjiorted to Great Britain. Iwt year, and as an: indication of what' Is going forward this year, nearly one million dozen were, shipped during the first weelr. Of October. Yet the supply on the j British iharket is still short, and! there is a demand for many millions J more. Increased production, more and -better poultry, should be the mottp of every Canadian . farm and homestead. Capada has all, the requisites for the production of a quantity far In excQBS of her own req.uirements, and with }ier favorable climatic conditions can, with proper care und attention, 'produce quality equal to the best in the world. Only the fringe of production possibilities has been touched y up to" the present. The Western Provinces, with their volumes' of cheap feed, are the natural home for the Canadian hen. The bulk of the surplus at the present time comes from the provinces of Ontario and Prince Edward Island. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, a-Jd Quebec do not produce sufficient for their own requirements. They must do mbre; and there Is now an opportunity for the Western Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta to demonstrate to Canada and the empire as a whole what" they can do in this connection in this great hour of trade expansion. The first experimental shipments of eggs- from Winnipeg to the British market are either, now; or soon will be, on their way, __\_1 . : - _� _ For two years and a (naif,, war, red and ruinous, has raged through the world, and still no decision has be^n reached. There is reason to hope that before 1917 closes the struggle for liberty will have been won, or greatly advanced. Amid the varying phases of this titanic conflict the fact stands out more clearly than ever that agriculture is of supreme im-portance. Extraordinary measures are being taken by the allied countries to Increase and encourage production. It is earnestly hoped that every farmer in Canada will strive to Increase the food supply of the Empire. ^ still powerful and unscrupulous enemy openly avows its Intention to try and aink all ships carrying supplies to England during the coming' year. In the tremendous strain yet to come a vital factor will be an ample and unfailing flow ef food to England and "France. No matter what difficulties may face ui the supreme duty of every man on the land is to use every thought and every energy In the direction of producing more, and still more.-From the Agricultural Gazette for January, 1917. and it is hoped that the increase in production in the Western Provinces in the ens,uihg year will be such as to warrant the opening up of a big trade in this direction. Eggs are scarce Jn Canada at the present time. Current prices are high and a shar.D decline immediately following the conclusioir of the war ds not anticipated. When prices advance gradually, as has been the case in staple food products, they decline slowly. It will take some years to re-establish the normal meat supply upon the markets of the world, and while prices of meat-are high, people will continue to uSe increasingly lar^p quantities of eggs. This condition will naturally be reflected in the matter ot price. This is the situation. Readers may draw their own conclusions. IMPORTANCE OF SECURINd Vlfi-OROUS POTATO SEED STOCK (Experimental F^rms Note) Experiments conflicted at the Dominion Experimental Station; Kentville, N. S., with eight Ibtis of Garnet Chili potates secured froin 'different growers in 1915 show a variation in yield of from 36 bushels to 240 bushels per acre or a dtference of 204 bushels per acre in yield when grown under uniform conditions., Seed from these eight lots planted in 1916 yielded from 68 bushels to 212 bushels per acre, a difference of 144 bushels per acre. The respective positions of the diCfer-ent lots were changed very little in the second year, hut the lowest yielding ones incjeased somewhat and the highest yield was not so great. Seed from fifteen others of this variety was planted in 1916 and the lowest yield obtained was 158 bushels and the highest 278 bushels per acre, a difference in favor of the best over the poorest of 120 bushels per acre. Ten lots of pure stock of Green Mountain from different . growers ranged from 180% bushels per acre to 313 bushels .per acre, a difference of 132% bushels. Seventeen lots of Irish Cobbler, ranged from 93 bushels per acre ks the poorest to 235 bushels as the beat, a difference in favor of the best yielding strain of 142 bushels; This would show that there may be as great a difference between potatoes ot the same variety as there is between potatoes of different varieties, and that it is wise to secure stock from farms which have had high yielding crops. Because the Green Mountain has failed in giving a crop-on,-a--cei[^tain farm is not proof SHIPPER AND6R0WER There has been considerable activity in the shipping bf western potatoes this season owing to the failure ot the crop In Ontario and certain parts of the States, and to the production ot a surplus in the Western Provinces of Canada. While the eastern demand is suftloiently strong to ensure profitable prices to western producers, higher prices are being, paid by dealers who are supplying the United States markets. Under the regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture, tho importation of potatoes is prohibited from certain countries on account of the presence in those countries of the disease known as potato wart or black scab. The Canadian product is not .under an embargo on this account but is subject to inspection at the boundary. Already there has been a considerable movement of potatoes to United States markets from British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Nine cars, however, have been rejected at the boundary. Several cars have already been shipped froin Alberta and to date all have passed Inspection. The possibility of a profitable business depends upon the condition in which potatoes go forward and there is a considerable surplus in Alberta yet to bo shipped. While the dealer is the one who is directly attected by the rejection of shli)ments, the producers must ultimately suffer the results if the United States markets should be closed against Canadian potatoes. The De-' partment of Agriculture for the province Is desirous ot seeing the potato growers protect themselves to the fullest degree pDssible by meeting' tho conditions demanded by the United States Horticulturist Board. According to the regulations of the Department of Agriculture, potatoes can bo imported only .under a permit issued by the federal norticulturat Board at Washington and these are Issued exclusively to importers in the United States. The Provincial Der; partment of Agriculture has been in' communication with the UiSited States Federal Department with a view to having provincial inspection at shipping point accepted In place of fed-, eral inspection at the bo.undary. It is evident that there is a risk ol rejection at the port of entry with the consequent hardship to the shipper and the danger of permanent In' jury to the market. After some correspondence the Department has heen advised that Inspection by Uniteti States officials must be made at the boundary regardless of any previous inspection. The regulations state that cam will not be condemned by reason of the infection of a small percentage ol tubers with such common diseases ae! scab, black leg, fusarlum wilt and dry rot, but a general condition of dis- , ease from these troubles will lead to the refusal of the shipment. |t, should be the aim of producers and dealers to keep all potatoes so af' fected out of their shipments. DUNCAN MARSHALL, -: Minister of Agriculture.; FARMS FOR SALE Part of the N %-17 and part of the S. B. 20-6-30, W. 4th.T-80.69 acres rich bottom land, one mile from Pincher Creek, |ill fenced, large roomed house and out-buildings. 50 acres broken, clear title. Especially suitable for hog farmliig'or market gardening. Price $2,500. Easy terms. T^. W. 1,4 20-8-25, W. 4th.-5 miles from Macleod. 80 acres eum-mer-fallow. House and tarn. All fenced. Clear title. Price $3,200. Easy terms. S. E. Vi lC-8-20, W. 4th.-7 miles from Macleod, 2 miles from sohoo].,*S7 acresrbroken. AH fenced, house and barn, clear title. Price' $2,7,60. Good tehns. . ' . . . S. E. Vi 4-1,0-27, W. 4th.-85 acres broken. 10 acres duinmer-fallow. All fenced. 6 miles from Nolan. Cletar title. Price $2,700. ' Easy terms. , N. E. 28-7-26, W. 4th.-11 miles S.W. Macleod. All fenced, fair buildings. Price $1,650. Easy terms. N. V6 10-6-26, W. 4th.-t8 miles from Standoff. Fenced and crosa fenced. 310 acres broken. 160 acres ready for crop. Pair bUildlngs, clear title. Price $4,500. Half cash, balance arranged. Snap. E. % 36-9-27, W. 4th.-6 miles from Granum. 220 acres in stubble, can be cropped 1917. Fair buildings, house, bam, granary, etc. Fenced and cross fenced. Clear title. Price $6,000. SEND FOR OUR LISTS OF FARiM LANDS FOR SALE. I ; The Trusts & Guarantee Company, limited CALGARY ALBERTA Public Adminlatrator and Official Aaaignee for the Judicial District* of LETHBRIDGE MACLEOD CALGARY WtTASKIWlN Lethbridge office, Bank of Commerce Bldg.^. W. McNIebl, Inap. that this variety will not yield well there; it may have been due to low make your dollars FIGHT at.^twe: front, � POMIHIOH OF CAN AD A THREE-YEAR War Savings Certificates $ 26.00 FOR $21.eO eo.oo " 43.00 100.00 " se.oo individual PimCHASES limited to si9n. FOR FULL PARTICULARS APPLY AT ANY BANK OR ANWMONEY ORDER POST OFFICE ottawa'' � . The C. B. Bowman Agency 1 ESTABLISHED 1*91. Grain Insurance MR. FARMER PROTECT YOUR YEAR'S WORK. We will Insure your grain In stacks or building*, by the day> week or month, and when aold the policies can be cancelltdand a refund allowed, insure in an Agency that will be In busineu to look after your interests if a claim is made. Our Agency haa earrlad on business for over 25 years and it permanent. ACADIA BUILDING LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. PHONE 1S2B In our past experience we find that many merchanta, farmert, and weir known bualneas men are absolutely Ignorant aa to their own businesa affair*:- If your creditors are worrying you. _ ; If your affair* are not aa they should b*. Could you hot afford (5%) Five per ctnt: of your incema ta. have matter* properiy adjusted, aatUfactory to your*elf and .([a^} your creditor*? � .'.-'t Private corre*pondence solicited and reapeeted; ESTATES ADMINISTERED, LIQUIDATOR, OFFICIAL ASSIQNEEv British Canadiian TrUii| Co. GEO-W. BOB1,N60N, Manager ana JSacratiiry",- ' PHONE 1843. 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