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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT TMP. IVMI.Y SATURDAY, JUNE.5, 1920 OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER Minister of Agriculture Plans a Conference to Devise More Suitable Methods of Agricul- ture for The Dried-Out Dis- Iricls. AD important announcement of a proposal lo make arrangements (or conference of agricultural experts sat! .successful farmers to discuss farralns- timthnds ado-Died. in the drought sections of Iho province, in an effort to devise a system of agri- culture which will overcome the lack of rainfall In the soutb-west of the province, was recently made by Hon. C. M. Hamilton, minister of ogricul- tiire. This is the first public announce- by tne nevr minister since he-was sworn In as a member of the Saskatchewan cabinet on Monday, April 26. Mr. Hamilton stated that there aro two questions which in his opin- ion were of pressing importance. One was the suppression of the erasshop- Tertore of the Inquisition A Modern Example if Suite ring People suffer suffer torments with at hand. Gin Pills can overcome pain la the most marvelous way all tho which in the Traie of weak or diseased such 33 rheumatism, sciatic neuralgia, stone in toe bladder, excruciating backache, and awollen joints and ankle j, j-idds qniekly to tbe healing-, power of Gin Pills, which contain Juniper and seven other Talc able diuretics and Mr. AruoH IfeAstcU, of ai "Far along Hmo I suffered from in my back and could not WJTO without agony, I worse vnlU confined to bed. A. friend ftdriwd me to -ase Gin PilU. Be- fore I lid used oaa box I began io foci By the time I had flouted two, I wu completely eared. I cannot MLJ too much in favor of pUls and I recom- xttsd tbem strongly to anyone sof f tiring fwm troobU." At the first snggwlioa of ia the back get Gia Pills from yonr drcgyist or dealer. Each u guaranteed to relieve or money back. 30c a box. Tree sample, sufficient to show its Taint, The National Drug Chemical Co. of Canada, Limited, Toronto.- United States Aauress, Na-Hni-Co.. lac.. 200 t, Boffaio, K.r. 259 prince George TORONTO InCenlrpof Shoppino and Business Distrirt ROOMS EUROPEAN gsmooot per pesi, >vhk'h some sections of tho province aro Uncatened, and the other is ihe (luestion of devisiug some system of agriculture best suited to tiie requirements of tho dried-out dis- tricts. With, reference to the grasshopper peril, tl.o minister said bo had already inquired iuio Iliis subject. He found ihm the oflieials of the department had been giving matter a great deal of attention awl 1'lans were be considered tvnich it was hoped vuuld curb the depredations ot the pest. "Arrangements." said Mr. Hamilton, 'have been made for the purchase of a portion ot the materials required 0 destroy lite Brasjhoupers for the purpose of selling them at cost to the altscted. One ot the most Important Ingredients Is bran, and the ihreo prairie provinces, Manl- oba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, will practically the entire output if ivestern Caiudian mills for tUo thirty days for tho grasshopper Dealing with Ihe situation In tbo vtuth-vrost'of the iircviuce, Ihe min- ster sa'd that the successive crop :ailures caused by drought in those districts had created conditions which called for special sludy aud treaty mont. He went on to say that he Uad un- der consideration the question of plan- ning in co-operation with the college of agriculture, a conference In tho early part ot the suminer to bring ogether the best expert opinion on !arniliig under similar conditions, and also wen who have achieved some success in farming in these districts during the past three years. "The succession ol dry he said, "has pointed to the- Inadequacy of the present system for that area. Prom this he added, "the department hopes to evolve a system nnd to outline methods which they, and the college of agriculture, can re- commend." than reeding Ihe gj grain crop should THE MANUFACTURE OF CLOVER SILAGE (Experimental Farms Note.) 'We" are but beginning to appreciate the value of clover silage in modern stock feeding. When properly made, clover silage is an excellent feed for nearly all classes of llveslock. Aside from its higher protein content, it has an advantage over corn silage In point of lower cost ot production. The yields, of clover compare favorably with those of corn when the land has, heen equally well prepared. Seldnm are fields seeded down to a purely clover mixlnre. Usually some of Iho standard grasses are added: On tho Agassiz farm we use a mixture containing red, alslkc arid while Dutch clover, alto Italian rye. .and orchard grass. This raalics good silage but The best yields of hsy can be ob- tained by seeding down on summer- fallow laud. Uut siiu-e most farm- ers lake oiV at lean two crops ot grain between fallows it may be ad- visable lo seed down with tiie second or in some instances the third crop. Tho number of weeds In the soil as well as the hay requirements of the fr.rm will he the deciding fjvlor In this regard. Seeding down on sum- merfallow has on this stallon given one-half tou per acre more than seed- ing with tho second crop. If the seoJ- ;ng can he done comparatively early in the season, sowing xvith a nurse crou will give more profit per acre alone. Tho tor the prepara- tion ot the land, while tlio only charges against the hay.crop should be the seed, rent of land and cost of harvest- ing. Barnyard manure plowed under previous tu seedlug-down has not only resulted In an Increased yield in tbq first crop but this increase has extend- ed into the succeeding years. In order to si-cure a catch It Is usually advisable in districts to drill tho -ccd rather sow U on tho surface, consequently in seed- ing down wlih. a nurse crop It Is best lo mix the grass seed with the grain aud it the grain is a little damp from the formalin treatment the grass and grain will feed more evenly through the drill. Tho following are some conclusions drawn from the results of the experi- ments made at Scott: Sown with n nurse crop or sown alone no hay crop cau he especled tho first year. Grasses will aid in controlling weeds but tiie weeds must he control- led until the grasses are.well started. The yields o{ the first hnp crop will depend on the method adopted in seed- ing down, but the yields iu the sue-1 years will depend on the mois. ture supply. Cultivated grasses have not usually yielded profilablo crops for more than three years. In breaking up grasses iu dry dis- tricts summer cultivation for one sea- son is usually required to sloro up suf- ficient moisture for the production of grain crops. Iu' introducing the grasses into the scheme of farm crops it is advisable lo make some systematic arrangement of crops and thus have a definite ro- tation. A rotation Including grasses results in less weeds, more soil fibre and less soil drifting. .Milton Tinllne, Sunt., Experimental Station, Scott, SasS. RECEIPT FOR GOPHER POISON -j .The following formula for .gopher poison is advocated by the Weeds and Seed Branch o[ the Provincml-jDepart- nient of Agriculture. It Is a, formula .________________ ..___________ the greater Ihe percentage of clover ba'sjed on tests, and Investigation by in the Mixture the higher the feed-1 the United State's government and the the easier It Is to make i North Dakota--'A'gricultural (follege, 'a silage or gnon quamr. iii6 grasses zre inclined to be more wiry, stiff and do', thus requiring more weight to press the mass firmly Into the silo to exclude the air. The most common practice Is to cut Ihe clover tor the silo when In full Mix Formula for Mixing thoroughly one ounce of strychniue alkaloid (powdered) and one baking soda. Sift this into 3-J pint ot thin .hot starch paste nnd stir to a creanvj mass. The starch paste is made by bloom, that is. when right' for hay dissolving one heaping tahlespoonfu making. Care must be taken not to j of dry gloss starch in a little cold leave the harvesting period too late. I wafer, which is then added to 34 pint It is better lo err on the early Eidqiof boiling water. Boil and- stir con than postpone the cutting IOD until a clear thin .paste Is long. While Ihe plants are young i formed. Ihe stalks and leaves are more- tender 1-J pmt o! heavy corn syrup and break up more easily. There la a tablespoon or glyccrir.e and stir also Ihe advantage ot obtaining an thoroughly. earlier second crop. Only us much should be cut at one time as may be placed in the silo during the day. The mower should lie started early in' tho morning while tho dew Is on so snd >-S of saccharine and stir thoroughly. Io.ur solution .over 20 ot clean oats and mix thorough sram of oats is coined followed at once by the rakc. "ours be ore using clbveT shouW not be left to wilt ,.For a" between cutting and siloing. If severe Jmary -galvanized wash liih is con lcmDnlv larKer a tlKh Ming does take place better resulls after It Is spoiled for hay. ins is u sc3ller sli hu as lt a poor policy Partly spoiled cover, in Ihj9 it'wiu {mixes very inferior silage as it loses llanger the stock Do not t th -1 noisoned grain on lhe Ioo30'dirt of the mound or'into the Each ;oncd gi to treat about GO holes. CAUCCESS and Inde- pendence. Do not depend on 'what you earn but on what you iave. The Standard Bank of Can- ada can very materially assist you to win success and secure independeace. s< THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA T. K. LOCKWOOD color and likely decay has ne- !Eun. !fi some degree of success by placing the silo without cutting. Tills should not be done It il can be avoided. 'Not -The soldiers' bonus bill passed only is there less liability of thn h.r the House, at Washington, by a clover spoiling when cut into short i vote of iiS7 to 92. lengths hut It can be placed in the 1------------------------ j silo and (ilso removed with nnurh! j greater case. The knives on Iho cut- jtcr must be kept sharp and set to] cut approximately half-inch lengths, i II is a good plan, where possible when siloing clover, to a layer of corn un to weight down the- mass lie-, Iciv: and secure a more thorough pack- J ing md thereby also a belter quality of silage. I V. H. HICKS, Superintendent. Kxjv Ag.isslz. !UV G. C. BLETCHER MANAOM AVENUE SOUII1 P. BILLINGTON MAHMM HEW DA.TTOM AND STtOLIMCS QftAHCHts L. G. THOMAS MAJIAUIB COALHUflST ORAMCH W. B, FtRGUSON MANASM COALDALE DRANCH C. T. McKINNON MAWASBB BUROtTT BRANCH SEEDING DOWN PRACTICES Seeding tlown IT rapMly Info favor in Cariadn. KarnicT.- nre flnillne that the filire in their Mil! rerjulrea replenishing and Hint they r.eet! the to aid in combntl'iK Ihe Invasion of wecils and with tho increase In llvfislot-k and lhe derroaso in pasture and hay lands, bay fjrnw- ir.K 10 hccoininK rntjre During the last seven years a mini. "ner of sfjeiluiK liav hotn lof-tcil out on llui Irj (-xpuririir-iits Tlyr Kcnss lias licrn uscil. TlilM pr.ij tia-; proven liai-dy oiiO Itt'COiise it ;in In- irnur f'n.-.ijiiv eradicated than Hie i.rcjnic it i-. rt cor.irncr.iicil :iifi-( riii IfKlit jd'iiss i ci fiood sifin- i largo ainoiml of fhnvr inrn. or HI IIKJ-I l-.' l iinir.f of rhc- 1869 652 Branches 1920 The Bank follows a liberal policy in ex- tending Credits to Farmers !f you Em: In need a loan (o buy or livestock, see Iha of llin of tlm cen Irrigation Farmers Get Ditches Ready Now .1 have the exclusive agency for Cos Id ate and Lethbrldge Cor the MARTIN DITCHER t T. Oxland I. H. C. Next to Mart McMahon 2nd AVE. S., Lethbrldge A Good Investment j 'THEmoney you save earns interest when deposited in'pur Savings and both principal "and are safe and can, be obtain; ed whenever required.' Open an account to-day. TH CANADIAN BANK GOMMERGE CAPITAL 'RESERVE FUND When a Scream Startles Ycm your heart Jumps up in your and you know one o! the children tt hurt- run to the medicine cibinet for the bottle of AbsorbmeJ1 Whether it U cut hand or a gacked knee torn arm, burnt finger, sprained ankie, bruise qr open wound-apply ''ABSORB1NE strength. It may smart {or an it wiH cleanse the wound, destroy germs, prevent infection, ewe the pain and promote rapid and healthy healing. For toothichc, coUon nth "ABSORB1NE iniheuvttylnthe tooth. Then tub tho lice with thU relUble tlopi pun. .H the childien get throat or i.rjlt, with "ABSORBINE JR." You bow UK now flinty.'how It U to keep of "AHSpKBJNE JK." the bcuM-H