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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT j UK LKTHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16. IM8 OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER The Success of the Southern Alberta Hay Growers Pincher Crrek. Kob. S.-Through ih.' efforts '.u' u unmoor of farmers in tlu-Pincher Crook. I'ovvioy and Brooke! districts in Southern Albertn thov h;\vo .practically developed a new industry in this province and have set a standard for timothy toed, which is unequalled on the continent, incidentally they have increased the amount of money which lias been produced on iuju, g;)t the farms in that district !�y a very , js one It. large amount during the past >.::r Co-operative Society The Southern Alliens Hay Crower-' association if one of the few farmer.-' co-operative societies which has developed alone; a new line and made a self supporting success out of it. without any outside assistance. It was started about six years ago with a membership of ;m and this year it has on its roll 17.".. and represents ."imh�. acres. The return for this year's crop practically represents that much �'found money" has been put i:i circulation in these districts. Pincher (.'reel; was known as one of the first and recognized ever since as oti" of the hes; ranching districts in the west. That was in the pioneer days and after ranching went out and the smaller holder encroached in the ranges the conditions which had contributed to its success as a stock country \ver_> found to bo equally buitable for the fanner. Most districts base their claims for attention on their suitability as a grain-growing or stock raising country, and some combine both, and the yields from the fields and the splendid grazing country which !s characteristic of this portion of the Crow's Xest Pass, justifies it in being ciassed among Uie sections where both operations are conducted most uccessfuliy. History of Movement But through the energy of the members of the hay growers' association they have put their section ahead in a special line, which was first started some ten or fifteen years ago when the first timothy seed was sown. There-was the usual haphazard way o; selling, until the association was formed six years ago. and since 'hat lime the disposal of their hay and timothy seed has been carried on under a splendid business management and this year their seed crop of 400 tons has all been disposed of to one firm, which makes it the largest individual sale of timothy seed which has been recorded, the splendid price of 10 cents per pound was paid for their seed No. i. and of the total drop 70 per cent, of it came under this grading. In addition to the seed the members of the association are able to obtain per ton for their threshed hay. and $21 for the untiireshod hay-on track at any of their shipping points, which are chiefly Pincher Creek and Brocket, where the association has storage for 500 tons of hay. These prices realize a splendid return to the hay growers, as thi= yc-ar there was a yield on the average of about 4 bushels of seed to the acre and this is in spite of the fact that the season was a little too dry for a good hay crop. Last year the yield was about 7 bushels and the total amount of seed sold was 700 tons. The year before, which marked their first attempt at marketing the seed they sold tons, so it will be seen from these figures the rapid strides which the association has made in the disposal of the seed. Market for Seed One of the big advantage, ha Big Returns 111 addition to ihrir e r.r.ii ranching rc'iirr farmers in the J'inc who have made hi their hay crop. One for iSi'.f'oo for the so addition so this h brought him in .i>� ami it lire uf the timothy seed production nhicii appeals very strongly, particularly to a lannt r who is any t!\er .arming s there are some no- Creek district i\ returns out of got a cheque ho sold and in i- tp.rcshed hay there are others upwards. There s A GREAT SUCCESS THE U. F. A. Ktlitor of The Herald. 1'car Sir.-I sec in a late issue of the Herald nn extract from nn editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press in which the esteemed editor saw fit to rip the V. K. A. convention up the. I back again. It seems to me that this particular editor has contracted tho habit of going after the V. F. A. rough shod. Last year the said editor accused us of being tin patriotic ami kindred crimes. Put 1 am sure that wo just made a mistake in our way of showing our patriotism. If 1 am not misinformed at that time Alberta led all the provinces in the number of men considerable distance from a shipping point. By threshing his hay lie puts his marketable commodity in the smallest possible -ipac-.- and his seed can be taken to tiuirk-o in a few trips, whereas if he had to haul his haled hay he would probably have to spend months getting h'.s hay lo market. Kvery > ear their is a outcry about the aioount of money the farmers lose through the production of dirty grain. There are portions of the province �her-- i; is practically impossible to produce a crop which is free fro:;: objectionable, seeds of some description. The timothy seed farmers of the Pincher Creek district ' failow-have exercised the greatest care in I vator. keeping their fields free from weeds and the rsult is that To per cent, of thir timothy seed takes the grading of No. 1 and brings It' cents per pound: or about $40 per ton in two grades, it is not hard to impress on bin: that it pays to keep his fields free from weeds. Nature has of course contributed al�o: the soil is splendidly adapted to the growth of the hay, while the foothill showers which are prevalent in this district are of the greatest assistance during the growing period and the iong sunny days of summer give the timothy seed the high quality whicii is chaeacterist.ic of other seeds produced. For the hay growers there I'armangay. Feb. K>. - Cine of the best short courses ever held in the south was concluded today. The meetings were all well attended, and the farmers and others present showed great interest in the lectures and addresses given. \Y. K. Stevens dealt exhaustively with seed selection, attending priuoip of breeding sows was set out. Marketing of Eggs T. A. Benson of the Dominion poultry branch gave tin interesting discussion in the marketing of eggs, illustrating by lantern slides. In association with the provincial poultry commissioner Mr. Benson is bringing about the better organization oi both the producing and marketing interests of ally to head selection in the field. He I the province. also emphasized the need of using the. i \y. n. Fairfield, of the Dominion ex-fanning mill for weed control, showing | perimental station tit Lothbridge, gave how weeds became distributed and , � full discussion of the alfalfa crop, established by wind, streams, thresh-1 h e stated that alfalfa growing was ers. impure seed, hay shipments, by j past the experimental stage in both animals and by not paying attention tot irrigated .and dry lands. On tho irri-old stack bottoms. Weeds were elassi-j gated lands the crop was broadcasted; fied for purposes of eradication into: on the dry lands, sown in rows and annual, winter annual, biennial and j cultivated. Alfalfa is desirable for perennial, and the methods appropri- j dairy cattle, lamb and wether feeding, ate to each was carefully set out. and growing stock of all kinds. Al-Among the best means of eradication | falfa was a means of getting weeds out were mentioned the clean summer- i of the land, increasing the nitrogen the use of the duck-foot culti- content and furnishing the largest pos-the increase of forage crops, I sible quantity of fodder of any of our such fall rye. etc. Weed Identification .Mr. Hooper gave an interesting lecture on weed identification,'illustrated by -well-mounted specimens. While his collection was a largo, one, chief emphasis was giveu to the most common noxious weeds and to those injurious to live stock. A lively discussion followed all the addresses. The evening session was well attended. Mr. McCaig, editor of publications for the provincial government, gave a talk on increasing production in wartime. He set out in an interesting way the progress in the economic status of the farmer during the last few years due to organization, co-operative activities and the general material pros forage crops. The seed recommended on account of its hardiness and availability was the Grimm. Cultivation Mr. Fairfield spoke briefly on cultivation. Tho chief topics dealt with were the summerfallow, spring and fall plowing and working for weed eradication. Mr. Fairfield says the ex- j cessive use of the disc has had tho effect of making the soil too loose and advocated the use of the duck-foot cultivator to some extent. He emphasized the need of crops to increase the fibre in the soil and to prevent j soil drifting. Fall rye is becoming an importunt crop in dry land. Mr. McCaig gave an address in the afternoon session which was intended sent to the army according to popu- � latioii. We rather fell. Hint was u '. good way to show our patriot ism 'ami ' let It go at (hat. Hut the esteemed editor informed us In uncertain terms that it was uoi enough so this year we complied with ' the requirements having previously , oversubscribed tho Victory Loan. Now Our friend from Manitoba comes back 1 nl us and says owing to tho large American element with llieir ftlsregurd for law and order, Ihat the convention Is hard to control. Now we will have to explain Ihat when ones digestion is good, their liver in order and they gi>i their lungs full of Alberta air you can't expect them lo be orderly. A fact which we would hardly expect a dlspoptie from Winnipeg lo under- ' stand. The esteemed editor says further that President Wood shou'd till end a school of parliamentary law. Don't our friend know that Mr. Wood cornea from Missouri, where (hey are not civilized let atone educated? And as for an educai'on he will likely get that if the Free Press continues to send its present representative to our conventions as an Instructor. It seems to me that the esteemed editor is about a century behind ir friendship for us disorderly reprobate-from across the Hue. Alberta is a good place to live. These Canucks out here are gett'm; used to our "disorderly" ways; and darned if I don't believe they are taking up with a fow of the mildest ones, and we would feel like wv were at home if our esteemed friends would leave off that annual calling down. If by any chance our friend should get hold of this weak effort and take, exceptions to it if he will come out and ask my pardon I'll forgive him. Any of these heathen around Coablale can tell him where I live and I will give him a drink of irrigation water and we will call it all off. JIM SMITH. THE STANDARD DANK OF CANADA HEAD OfflCE - TORONTO A General Banking Business conducted, offering special facilities in the handling of business BBT'D 187� accounts. J. G. SCOTT, Manager,   G. F. BLETCHER, ManaBer, . D. A. CURRIE, Accountant-in-Charge, *4I 13�h St. North 4th Avenue South. . t Coalhurst. MAKING A WILL,! The disposition of his property, is of great importance to every man. He should appoint the most efficient Executor. The modern Executor is a Trust Company. WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE. Tile Trusts and Guarantee Company, limited CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA LETHBRIDGE OFFICE: BANK OF COMMERCE BUILDING, J. W. McNICOL, INSPECTOR. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE FOR THE JUDICIAL DISTRICTS OF LETHBRIDGE, MACLEOD, MEDICINE HAT, CALGARY, RED DEER, STETTLER. ire comparatively few of the dangers, . , , ... . . . , which the srain 1 perlty. Mr. McCaig asserted that tne | to show how tne sheep industry tittotl in this province, to growers is subjected. The businesslike manner which these fanners wen" about their work has merited them in receiving the assistance and encouragement of tho department of agriculture at Ottawa: they have been rendered every assistance by the management and staff of the internal government elevator at Calgary in cleaning their seed at a nominal rate; there has been a special rate given them by the C.P.R. on the haul from the ! so^ith to Calgary. To the efficient ! manner to which the affairs of the! association is handled may be attrib- ' uted in a great measure to the success of the Southern Alberta Hay , Growers' association and judging by the success which has attended the re- , cent big sale of the timothy seed crop of 1917, the association will continue to be a benefit to tho members and will develop into one of the bit; branches of the farming interests in the Pincher Creek, Cowley and Broc- j ket district*. ! - --i-- �� ,> | COMPLAINT REGARDING ! SHIPMENT OF CATTLE Spring Coulee, Feb. 12, 151S. , To the Editor of the Herald:- 1 De-ar Sir,-How the simple acquire . wisdom. On Friday Feb. 8th, at Cal- , gary. I read the announcement of the j embargo ordered by the government to be effective Saturday, Sunday, and ; Monday, Feb. 9th, 10th, and 11th, the j statement appearing in the press was 1 that certain classes of freight were not to be received on those dates, but that ' which ', freight in transit was not to be affect-been found in threshing the hay is ! ed by the embargo but should be al-that it opens up a splendid market '. lowed to go through to Its destination.' for the seed and it also helps to stabil- i At the stock yards I found stock ize the market for hay. the unthreshed I cattle suitable for my requirements. I liay is always in good demand along but before making any purchases, I j the Crow'.-. Nest Pass and this year . had the commission firm go to the rail-there has been a lot of shipping done to Montana. When the hay growers find what their market will be able to assimilate they are in a position to decide 'now much they will be able, to thresh and consequently how much of the'lower prices threshed hay they will have to sell. This is where the benefit of co-operation comes in and it is only by this system of united effort that the farmers or stock raisers can hope to reap the full benefits resulting from their efforts of production. big need of the industry was organized  into dry land farming. Sheep were salesmanship for the securing of a shown to be useful in the suuimei'-condition of what he called economic ; fallows in time of lush growth in clean- democracy. The points emphasized in production were the increasing of the area in wheat this year for more food ; in the next 12 months, the need of j breeding more sows and on the other] hand using all the substitutes possible, eggs, poultry, mutton, etc. The work ing up grain stubbie, in cleaning up fall weeds and using up dirty screenings and rough fodders. Breeds and management were also dealt with. Mr. Galbraith, superintendent of fairs and institutes, gave an instructive address at the last session of the school of the department in the distribution j on the draught horse. e._ Stallions, Just Arrived AND ARE BEING OFFERED FOR SALE These are all registered horses and are mostly Percherons. Ranging from 2 years in age and up. Some colts showing size and quality. Also two older Stallions with lots of size and established breeding records. GOOD VALUE AT REASONABLE PRICES. THESE HORSES CAN BE SEEN AT The Tainter Barn Taber, Alberta FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY OR WRITE TO MR. M. B. GAUGHEN, OWNER, TABER, ALBERTA HORSES FOR SALE Just Arrived, at Palace Livery, Lethbridge. 30 -HEAD-30 Big Mares & Horses Some in. matched teams weighing from 1200 to 1700 lbs. All young and sound and well broke and in good shape. No reasonable offer refuse-.; and will give two weeks free trial. A. F. Gormley ANOTHER CARLOAD OF Percheron and Belgian Stallions and Mares Is here. Inspection invited. The horses talk for themselves. BREEDERS GUARANTEE WITH EACH HORSE SOLD. R. F. DYGERT AT ROGER'S SALE BARN, LETHBRIDGE, PHONE 530 NO ALCOHOL IN GIN PILLS way freight office and get their inter- j pretation of the embargo. The state-nient of the C.P.R. office was that any j stock loaded that day, Friday, would : go to its destination unaffected by the : embargo. I then purchased $4,200 1 worth of cattle loaned and shipped them out on Friday, February Sth, arriving at Lethbridge on Saturday, Feb. 9th. at S.2f. p.m. On Sunday morning I was informed by the C.P.K. that, on account of the embargo the stock would be held un til Wednesday morning, the promise of the receiving office at. Calgary was of 30 value. On .Monday another embargo at the general office told no-that I was not held on account of I lie embargo, but on account of shortage, of tonnage, and transportation facilities, but that a train would be made up on Tuesday to carry this stock to j its destination. This promise was ] : made to revive hope that the I I would eventually carry out its agree- | | mont. It had the same par value that 1 ; the promise of the Calgary office had. ! ] :t was not carried out. On Tuesday i | the promise ia again made that oh ; j Wednesday things will be moving. ! ! For two years I have been a small j j shipper of stock and of the nine cars | i I have shipped not one has ever gone I | to its destination without some delay. S [ trouble and extra expense. These ; : most enjoyable little expenses add to j ! the price of life, and make one wonder j | how to acquire the inBtlnct necessary to discover the false, to separate the, i Government Bonds We offer all maturities of Victory Loan at 98^8 and accrued interest. Free from Taxes. Bonds may be registered as to Principal. We can also supply you with Provincial and Municipal Bonds. The British Canadian Trust Co. EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, ASSIGNEE. ETC. HEAD OFFICE, 315 FIFTH STREET S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Many have wondered how the famous eld household remedy, Gin Pills, derived its name, since obviously there could be no spirits contained in pill form. The origin of Gin Pills can be traced to Gin, which has lor a great many years been recognized for its medicinal qualities,particularly its beneficial effects on Kidney complaints. But in the first place there are many who have conscientious objections to taking alcohol, even as a medicine. Secondly, the curative agent of Gin operates in spite of the alcohol, not because \he alcohol is a help to the cure. Investigations were made to determine just what it was in Gin that tended to relieve Rheumatism, Lumbago, Sciatica, Backache, Swollen Joints, Constant i tares from the wheat Headaches and all disorders arising from the kidneys, bladderand urinary system. This active agent, separated from the alcohol, was then combined with other diuretics and given the name of Gin Pills, _for which a demand has grown greater than for any other medicine in Canada. Gin Pills h a box or 6 boxes for $2.50. A free snrnple can be obtained by writing to j the National'Drug & Chemical Co. of I Canada, Limited, Toronto, or to the I .> U.S. address, Na-Dru-Co. Inc., 1�2 BigFour"20" ' H. A. WALTER. | Spring Coulee, Alta. THE CLEV TRACTOR c- � > : ; *> > > A Great Combination ILLUSTRATION shows Big Fovtr"20" wi th Emersion Plow and powesrboist. The Bif{Four"20" motor raises or lowers the plow by simply pushing a foot lever-whether tractor is running or standing still Plows, when raised, are out of way ol everythlnu. When lowered areadiusl-ible to any depth you wish to plow. Don't waste room and time tnmlnr: pacK op and Dlow oat corner!. Plows may be Quickly detached and tractor nsea lor narrows dlaks drills, mowers, etc.-and all belt work. The tour cylinders oltne Blgrour "20"is insure steady, dependable power. Two speeds forward and reverse maka Besiblllty-adaplable to all soil condliions. Coma in or writo ua about this big tiara sumI labor saver and also the E-B Model L Tractor-Reeros Gas Tractor-Reeves Steam Tractor-Reeve* Separator- Qaiser Separator, npi jr\G r\\ TINIftI JOHN DEERE WAREHOUSE lrHJd. ^UH^lN, AGENT, LETHBRIDGE geared to the ground A square inch of traction for every 5 lbs. of v/eight. Dust proof Hyatt Roller Bearings throughout. Guaranteed to handle 2 plows in sod and 3 in stubble. Can be worked on your land when it would be impossible to use horses or wheel tractors. BURNS GASOLINE or Call and inspect this ittle wonder. Ptibiic demonstrations will be made at various points as soon a$ weal her permits. If you want one for your spring work. I would advise you to place your order at once. The Graha otor Co. 414, 6th Street S. J. T, Graham, Prop. STUDEBAKER AUTOMOBILES Phone 1822 ) ;