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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY. JUNE 2, 1917 THE LETHftRIDGc, dAILY HEHALJ> PA BE SEVKN ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER HEAVY LIVESTOCK LOSSES IN OK TIMOTHY FOR SEED PUHM) DISEASE TOPICS FAR Mil LOANS is ADVICE A eow la a guvd investment. This is (rue orea Ja those strenuous times of high prices of food concentrates. Bay Bpcclal.siB of (he United States Department of A tr I culture. The quo- UlloaB on theso feed6 aro controlled io t CDDiIderabJe caleut tj tLe at which meal an.iaals Eel., lieiice cuiiecntraJss usually command a high figure vlici) HOEB on tho hoot at largo pacVlug centres sell al mom llian 15 cents per pound. However, record for swine an veil as teed con- cenlrates have a great incentive to farmers to "cash In" all tlie Logs nvHllable. Tint many sows hivo been Included Is evident from the fact that on April 1 tho correspondents of the iJureau of Crop Estimates reported S par cent (ewer BOWS an firms CIG United Slates than a year before. Further, tills la the Ural year that the supply has rot Increased ctnco 1913, At tills Lime thn marketing ol a sow thai can be or has teen bred 19 fairly comparable to "killing the goose that laid the golden CPE." Although the fecundity of swine Is veil appreciated by at limes sows are sacri- ficed when a llltlc forethought woulJ There are too many farmers that rust lo luck. If ona farmer gets a [ood crop and good prices be has bad ;oo4 luclt. If another loses bl3 crop >r falls lo get a good price tor hla produce, lie has bad lad Jack. What Is luck? cause them lo bo retained. DrcedhiB ROWS multiply live or six (fines mijjuJj as other meat animals. They liavo Rti average HUer of five or pigs and inay be bred tn-lco a year, although'Ihreo Usics In Iwo years ac- corda more with current farm prac- tice. The Idlers Increase Iii slro, on thu average, until eows nrc 6 or C years old. I loir over, a large propor- tion of the BOWS aro sold after produc- ing one or two Utters and before they have reached the period of greatest usefulness. Occasionally sows arc un BuJlable for breeding because of their clumsiness, "high" condition, Inactiv- ity, or barrenness; and these, of course, go lo tho market when of pro- per weight, tut the lolal sows of. class Is a mere bagatelle. TRUSTING TO LUCK VEGETABLE GARDEN Experimental Ngte Experiments, to determine the best varieties of vegetables to grow have bceu conducted uu the Ejperiiacnlal rarms for many years. Seed has been iccured each year from the Lest seeds- men (n Europe end America. As a result, the lists of vegetables recom- mended In llio experimental farm re- ports are a good guldb to tlie gardener in purchasing bla seeds. During tho paat two seasons ad- ditional experiments have been added, such as trying "out different distances o thin certain vegetables, beet dales lo BOW, Qtc. Experiments on Iho Scott station wilh garden peas have proven that lioma grown seed Is fully equal to im- ported and lhal home grown seed can Lo eared each year. Plant- ing four different varieties of peas, each having a different season Tor ma- turing has lengthened Ihe ECQEOII for green peas for household use by three vrecka In Iyl6 over plaullug one var- iety Bt week Intervals for four we ess. Trelllalng peas has teen found to les Ren tho labor required fn. picking by iboul one-halt This Is an important item where help Is scarce. Chicken wire fastened to slakes drlvon In the ground was used csl time for planting. It has been ounrl that growing sprouts on the po- alocs before planting has aided- nia- ertally" in shorting .Ihe growing Efca- on. This was particularly noticeable n. 1916, when thfe potatoes were very dnd also Bcarcc on many farms, the hog iiiay afford "a way Ilngp utilize refuse and waste and ,dnniaged Sralne, garnering grain behluU cattle or shattercil grain In harvest fields, and utilizing slaughterhouse by-pro- duels and dairy hy-prortuclB. They are also largely aelf-feeders. The modero farm gives a pig a chance .to make a hog of himself more quick- ly than he can by the hand-feil route, and II has the added merit of being Ihe pork. A when she la col derDloplrig'allt- ter or pigs can In summer time bo placed ID a pasture and given very lllllo grain.1. In winter; possibly the cheapest Is a combination of grain aud bayr such an corn, wheat, rye, or barlay, ind fa, clover, cowpcas or soy-bean hay. The grain should Lc limited to 1 or 2 pounds per hundred pounds live weight per day. Bows should be given all (he hay they will ciean up. Sowa which show .exceptionally run-down condition-from suckling their pigs should be separated from the herd and ted 'grain until they regain breeding condition. Where pastures are very luxuriant it IB possible to carry brefd- Ing 'tows, on paaturd olono" hut the most palatable hay will not Keep sowa In good breeding" condition M fed alone. EJreedlng eowa are at a premium find tha demand for young1 stock Is unpre- cedented. hog ouycra elate in their reports that they are compelled (o take anything that> looks like a hog. The In tho number ot hogs In Iho United Stales Is ixTbJecl largely lo tho fluctuations In the financial con- dition of (he country. Tho hfgh rirfc en paid for hogs are a big Inducement to fanuotr to market their hogs, and us slated before, the high prices1 of corn caused them to cut loose during the latter of (lie year. The high prices for and an Increasing export trade arc the two main faclora make the hog business eapeci ally attractive at Ihe time. Mil- lion a of fanners would purchase sows to farrow this coming iprlng H they could, but this la almost an Imposslull- Hy. Those Unnera who arc forlunalo enough lo hare retained their breed- ing BOWI wJH Important role 1n placing pigs on tho ronrket. The spring gilts from these litters nhould oot he Mnl to market for rncat purposes, but should be retained or pold only for breeding purposes' In or- der to augment the pie crop next year. slow starting fu He cool season. An early frost experienced In September which de- stroyed Ibu. consequently tho ;rowing season was'unusually short. Potatoes sprouted before planting gave an Increased yield ol 200 bushels per acre In one Instance and "146 bubhels Eprouled potatoes were through the ground at leist two weeks before the rest of the crop. In order that tho BpronU will not break off In handling medium sized tubere are placed wilh h? seed end up In shallow'boxes In a reasonably warm and well lighted room from six la eight weeks before planting. This develops short, thick, ;reen sprouts the need" end of (he libers. In determining the best slzo ot Bets, Ihe experiments HO far have shown Lbftt Eels with tbree cyea give higher yields two planted whole. R. C. MERITHEW Live Stock Aiictloneek- me conduct' your farm ttlei. MT8 .yeani experience In the Belling In the aalei rlnj. WHITE FOR DATES WARNER, ALIERTA Traction Engine REPAIRS ire Well equipped frlf Kindt of repair work ern'.thhtr' tteam or Iracton, Only high elan work our ihep, and we wlfl quote ttiat are rlflht. NFVEN BROS. 211 Firat Avt t, 17J2 owing to summer [allowing arc you golne to a crop of weeds or "kcpp the weeds down and let your land rest? In this 'and of tcrilllly nnd heavy crops without Iho aid of commercial or natural fertiliser UIR farmers have been templed to to luck- the Boll Is deep and well adapted lo ihc conservation o[ thla fer- tility will, without doubl, ]i-.'t for aav- eral years. There ivas a Mme In earlier days when the farms ;gR and far apart lhat Uic rancher, as lio was known then, grew Mm most of his food and was more Independent. But when the population Increases; crop posts and diseases get a tanl-hclrl; thc ccsts ot living grow with the demand for pro ducc and these ranches tavc mgre competition it is no time for trusting (o luck. 'Especially, Jn (hla ot war when the world Is having a food crisis .through a shortage.of production, It Is necessary lo drop all signs of luck and (arm on a busiuess scale. Let "trusting In luck" he z thing of tlie past. Find out from good au- thority Ihe best crops lo grow; thc most profitable means o[ cultivation and foqserraljon of soil fertility. Sfart keeping on account of sales end ex- penses. Just stand aside an.d watch yourself go" you might per- ceive whether yon are' In the rut or on a sound PAUL. D. D110WN. of the Alii stiicol, a EJQII teacher from inother district, and the writer, who until R abort time urevicusly had hec-n ruBiaenl of 'the Mix U.F.W.A. By ood luck Ite energetic and publlc- plrlled of cur district wag vls- roe that iffernoon wJicii a nseni- er of the iitresaid couiDJlltcc siid- cnly appeared and broke the o us. f did' not know whether to ay "Amen" or hut thi hreo of ns. gathered around a Tlth pencil and and toEelhpr rev up a programme of snorts an-J Wo wore green at the Imgl- eas, hut felt very much pleas d with ourselves when we found Ldat s far as our resources went our grammc was almost Identical wilh no intended as a sample. "Wicked .n another, over potatoes thai ilanLed in Ihe tegular were Tho than having only one or or than small polalocs WE CARRY A FULL LINE OP Repairs for All Makes of Engines. Our plant la equipped with up-to-date machinery and our men are thoroughly competent to handle any work on any bind of machinery. GRINDERS AND Wfl manufacture and Tiara for sale Holler ind Plate Grind era and Deep Well Pumps. G. KISCHEL 'Lessee of the Lethbridge Iron Works. UNRESERVED AUCTION SALE 'OF Farm Implements, Household Goods ami Contents of General Store AT ONE O'CLOCK On Saturday, June 9th i At Oeaffl fttfinick'i Stert, B.D. Loll g-9-10-11, Dlimond Cltjr 1 frame Jionie, H-M, It ieel hist; 1 kllchen, 14-24; 1 other 1 other small house, 12xlS; 1 shack, 1U36, S room; 1 10x12; 1 small ham, Ifix24, 13 feel high; 1 liable, J6i36; 1 sbfd, 10il6; 1 chicken hcmae. 8il2. HORSES AND mare, 9 years old, 1100 Ibs.; 1 florae, 7 1600 1 horse, s yearn'old, 1200 Ibs.; I'cow, 4 yetn oW, cows, 3 old, fresh; 1 heller, 1 year old. (MPLEMENTiV-rl lumber 1 delivery wagon; 1 sel ot double team llirneM, new; 1 set of double team work harness; 1 set of single1 harness. EO.chickens; 6d 'plgconn; 14 rtnr.ks. OOODS-3 double hods, spring and complete; 4 single beds, and mattress complete; I cook rtntt, Mio.'o; 2 healing stores; 1 kl'chen sloyd; 1 Inundrr stove. ;L 3oap, wftshlnj ponder, ponder, bluing, chicory, mniclica, roct beer, Hiuld lemon Julco, shoe polish, chow chow, Fall? auap, coffee, tea, Hull Durham, tobacco, Old Cham, Shamrock tobacco, cigars, .turn, enuff, dried npplc.l, "Ops, corks, lard nnd a quantity of all kinds it Mured goods, soft dnnks, elder, Z 'per cent. beer, rolled oats, flouri poUlow, while aognr, brown sugar, corn meal, ryo Hour, soda biscuits, carbldo (or moiors, carbide lamps., over- shoes for rne.'. end children, also underwear, caps, working Sunday shirts, Jacketa, overalls, mills, glOTes of any description, stockings, arm vbands, thread, hair pfns, hose, aupporterfl, Bhnvlng'bmsnW, cufl- battona, needles, slalr carpet, brooms, blanK-. tie, strong vinegar, also a number of other articles ijiineroui to mention. 1 large Victor weight about SOO Ibai T CASH QEORQE STEFANICK, Proprinor J. A. SMITH, AiKtlenear ENGLISH, Suudir atternoonr' TLal Is where aad I differ; for what you call cular I may ciill sacicii. We aet to work at onco. Our teach- er was appc-lnUJ lo correspond with those hi adjoining districts and lo find out what their echools wero prepared to dD. I uaa to see about refresh- ments. remaluder of the (ommlllco to EuperlntCDtl Ilia Eports. Al ojr first cluo meeting all three of ibo original committee ad- the club and laid our plans before Iheui. The members respond- ed splendidly. They a! once offered lo provide lia and i-otlee; to donate and .sell Ice cream anil lemonade; to ricet' any expenses Incurred and to ralEe money for the prizes. Tha ei- blbltlon building and gfoumls weri Bccurcd for tho day set for July 1. It was a great success. As tlie no tlco was very short, only four of tlio schools competed, but old and young cutered Into the luufJastlrally. Tho spirit of It I-JL. sports Includr-il running. Jumping, relay races, ivhct-l- barrow race, pony races aud baseball. The cihlblts Rcre made up 01 map drawing, cardboard construction, weaving, nalure work, crorbel, ussays, etc. Judges were appointed and the prizes wcro awnrded according lo tlie number of polnta made Ijj" the com- peting pupils of eacli school. This money, please notice, was sent to the teachers to bo used In alliletlcs and olher supplies for the schools. This year the club Is taking the Inlliallvo and tue U.t'.A. and U.F.W. are together offering a shield to be held by the school which scores the highest. A committee of teachers haa drawn up Ihc programme aud already organized (heir teams for bas- ket ball and baseball, so we hope to have another delightful field day this (ALBERTA FARM LOANS ACT) hi Fanners, Hancln-vs and Dairymen may Ije obtained for a period oi 30 years on lirM Kmirity. Rates til Actuul l.'osl. Repayment may he made liy equal an- nual ol' I'vincipal and In- terest. Fiili payment ru-c-ejilcd al end of 5th ycur or at run time llioreal'ter witliout notice or For further Information address: W. V. NEVVSON, Deputy Provincial Treasurer, Edmonton, AlberUi "S Caught, "Isn't he rather fast, asked tho anxious mother. replied the girl, "but I don't think he'll get do I hear you for a Boston Manuscript. UNRESERVED ftUGTIOK SALE Tarni Stock, Implements Household Goods ON TUESDAY, JUNE 12th At 10 o', on Etc. IB, J-ffn. 10, Rge. 22, 4 Mller North of K.ipp, the following: 20 maren and rroru 4 to 6 years old, weighing 1300 to 1600. broke; i aged Clydesdalo stoiiibu; 1 cnw and calf; 15 chickens. S-fooi. binders; machine; 1 horse hay rake; 2 4-horse disc drilb; 2 tivin plows; 2 walking plows; 1 set 4-sectiqn lever harrows; 1 surface packer, 16 feet; 1 democrat 1 single buggy; 10 seta of Double team harness, nearly new; 2 sets BlngVo harness; 1 wagon and xvfiler t-hk; 0 lumber wagons, nearly new; 6 grain tanks, nearly new; S bundle racks; 1 cook car and truck; 1 pump and hose; 1 bunk house and truck; 5 gasoline tanks; 1 threshing outfit, Fairbanks-Morse engine, size 30x60; 1 Decker separator, 36iCO In good repair, one season; also u quantity of lumber, sTUngleE. 4D rolls of page wire, forks, shovels, some potatoes end other articles. HOUSEHOLD Inin beds complete with springs and nialtr'psses; A pcirs window curtains; 8 window shades; 1 sldeboar'J; 2 dressers; 2 comodcs; 1 sanitary couch; 1 treasure cook range, nearly new, G hole; 1 cook stove, 4 1 healing store; 1 washing niaclilne; 12 chairs; 2 rockers; 1 wicker rocker; 1 dlnVnK room table; 1 large kitchen table; 1 lollel set; 1 sofa; complete ouint of dishes 'or cook car, of house dishes, cooking ulenslls, a number of plclurcs, and n araounl ol o5l- clolh In good shape. Everything Mmt be Said as the Proprietor has sold his farm. LUNCH WILL BE SERVIED AT NOON sums of and under. Cash. Over that amount, six months' credit on furnishing approved Joint notes with Five per cent, off for cash on all credit amounts, BEN WHITNEY, Proprietor J. A. SMITH, E. ENGLISH, Clerk' The Cheapest Fire Insurance for Farmers A Mutual Company for Farm Risks Only Absolutely Safe and the Cheapest You Can Carry. For Information Apply to the Secretary THE MILK RIVER MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO. PAUL PRES- Mllk River, AilJ. CEO. WATSON, Milk River, Alta, AUCTION SALE of Pure-bred Shorthorn Bulls WILL BE HELD! AT MIDWAY STABLES, CALGARY On Tuesday, June 5th COMMENCING AT 10 A.M. Every bull ll prlic winner. All originated from the very bttt Imparted itock. Anyone wanting a good pedigreed bull la Improve herd will be Well paid by attending thji (ale, J. H, r-RANKEL PROPRIETOR V J. W. St.bltl, Calgary, '-T Phonet M23M CLOSING-OUT TWO DAYS'AUCTION SALE Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 and Having received lnslnic'JoiiB from J. R. Eckert, agent, lor tie owner, I will Sell al PUUL1C On TUESDAY, JUNE 12th, on East Half of Sec. 9, Tp. 16, Rge. 27, W. 4lh; 5 milts tact of Nanton. And on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13th, on See. 19, Tp. 16, Rge, 25, W. 4th, 10 inlles Ea'sl Maoton ami 9 Miles S. W. of Vulcan, com- i mencing at ten o'clock sharp, the following property. 110 HEAD heart draft mares, some irilt colta at loot, of Clrdc breed, all In good working and breeding cundltion, and in excellent type; 25 head geHlngs, t to 7 years old, to 1700 Iba, good In rerfect working condition; 15 head 3-year olds, mixed, anil are the makings ot excellent farm apimals; 18 bead of 2-year olds', mixed, heavy draft breed; H head of yearlings, heaTy draft breed; 1 registered Clyde mare; 1 registered Iborcraghbred mare (Ft. 1 registered Clyde stallion, 1700 Ibs., a good tiilTldul and a [irel class foal ECtter. The Dymetit farms are noted for their splendid horees. This ll particularly good lot and are, considered the best lot of farm huraes In Soulhern Alberla, 66 HEAD 'of 5 regislercd Shorthorn coirs, one with calf at foot and tbtt other four due to calf soon; 1 reglfitercd Suortliprn bull, 4 years old, an exceptionally good IndUJdual; SO.head' of mixed slock cattle. 77 HEAD of 76 head high eraflp Shropshire lamus at foot, registered Shropshire nuns. This' ti a splendid bunch of of them being registered, llqii papers are not supplied. CO HEAD head Berkshire and Yorkshire brood with litters al foot (10 lo 15 In each 40 head ot itockun welgliiRg about 100 Ib3. each. 160 CIIICKEfVs. 30-n.p.-Bumloy steam engine, good repair; J 3d- h.p. Dig Four 36x60 numley separator; 1 Stevart eheat loader; 2 cook cars (1 complete wilh cooking 1 12-bottom M In. Cockshutt engine gsng plon-, nearly new; 1 S-bollDin Emerson Automatic lift engine, gang plow; 3 acts 10 ft. englno double discs; 10 14-ln. gang plows and sulky plows; 10 10-ft. Deering 1 Ilelnlzman drill Mich; 23 S ft. Deering blnCcrs; 1 Decrlng binder, engine hitch; 1 6-aet Alassey-Karrls binder engine hitch; 12 wagons wllh boxes; 7 heavy vcagons wKa grain (.inks; 12 raclu; 8 IS-h.p. Barrle portable engine; 1 12-ln. Fleury feed chopper, with noW set feed 1 blacksmith's outfit, complete with tfre snrlnhcr, drills, Blocks and dies; 1 Cushman 4-h.p. Z 5-fL Deering 2 hay rakes; 20'sets 3-seetlou Rlcel barroiva and harrow carts; 1 land packer; 1 (rack loader; 2 sets hob sleighs; finning mills; 1 Oliver smut machine; 2000 cedar posts; 1 manure spreader; 30 sets heavy work harness; 1 hHritl huuio hack harness; 2 slock saddles; horae blankoti; AH tons wheat chop; All klnds'of small tools; 1 For'.l lourlnf car, 1917'' model. (7 HOUSEHOLD bed room suites; 3 ranges; 8 heaters: lablcs; chairs; dishes; cutlery; bunk-house furniture; bedding; ud numerous1 other ortlclcj.I i AT NOON Free Iransportallob by'auto .from Nanton on Tuesday, and froM Vulcan on Wcdnc'fuVyJ _ 0. K K. train leaves Calgary for Nanlon 8.05 a.m., and from Maclcod lo Nanlon S.ub a.m., on Tuesday. C. P. H.'Train leaves Calgary for Vulcan a.m., and from Lethbrlrteo to Vulcan 2.25 a.m., :on Wednesday. Y Outside pu'rchaiert' will Ate slock delivered to Ninlcn or V (or shipment tree of This In a closing-out aile of the well-known Dyment farms Jn Nnnton, Vulcan nnd All the itock Is high grtde anJ first clasa In -The machinery Is In good npilr, 'having been feept In skedj when not ID use, and ac npert always on Ihe Job, of fZS.OO and under, cash; prer thai. tmoai, December 1st, 1917, will given, on approred bankable notes 1 per cent Interest from of HTO per cent, dltcmnt for tut.'. 3, H, ueeLER, AintlwitW; W, D. 'CNrk' ;