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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta EIGHT X �Am,' THE LRTHBRiDGF. DAILY^ rfliiiAl4? INTEREST TO (MI'S AGim Bin sATunnXv, march i), i*ji8 Hbard, ttte \o�rd t)�ir mobth U rcltimed aa $l�.44'tor inalca an� IH.Tii )led from the reports of corro- ^�imtodeBta at the end ot January 191S ;'3nie oatiBiates coniprlae (1) U|e ttTor- ,=*�e values of farm land (2) the aver-ttfee Wages paid for.farm help and t3> A�li� arorage values ot farpi Uvo slock Wtd of wool. Averaae Values ot Fard Land A.-ecordlng to the returns recetved, the average vaJua of farm land for the Whole of Canada, Including land improved and unimproved, torether with idwolllDs houses, bams, stables and ()ther tamirbuildtngs, is approxtniutoly SU per lacre a3 compared with ^41 in 91916. The average values by provinces rkre as follows: Prince Edward Is- JU- Alburta J2e.7'; British Columbia|month for mates and.fomalosrpspecl-%W In the last named province the Ivoly, In tlic aUtnnior teason, incl4dlng �  'board,, were ii follows; ?rineo Edward-Island- |39.7r and laS-Sa; Nova hlfher average is due to orcharding find fruit growing. Average Wages of Farm Help'' The average waj?es paid for" farm holp during the year 191" have incrpa*'-od substantially since lOlti 'and^have again roacUed the highi-st loval on record. In many casos they are double what they were before the war. For tho whole t l'ora�^;,ln.80me oftlie provinces tho 1916. For the year 191., incl�^iW�|jy^g^ij^^g^^j^g^ g^^^ ; �____.!__________________^ ./a^^v v^tvei^iKillned. For cattle, sheep and I jaJB 'tKWiii.a: Hf.mi.tfp^ - vBiH*. .Are sUbstau- ' ilialiy jilgh^fthMiJaatyear, and arc ; higher thaa ihflil/;prQyiovi9 year tor iwhlch records lis'T* been collected. For Cin'ida.j. ttie average- value of horsoii', thrcd'^^yfeara old and over 'is 9167 M'contilitred ilrttli 1160 In 1916, rmllcU~cows ftr6?^4 aa against $70; ica'ttle betwedhjoiae year old and three 'years 'average:$52'Ogalnat $43; sheep '.are M.4.93.4igaln8L$10.48 last year and |-�wlne are 117.33 ngalnat $11.98 per jcwt; The average VraHie of wool is )59 cents per poiind, unwashed and 75 cents per pound washed. Corrospon-denta win^ requested to ascertain as nearly a8;poai|ible the average valuo ^per head'pf each d&acrlptlon of farm fasima], and lor calculation ot total J values; these'avferagos bayS'been ap-nVlied to tHe'botal number of farm animals tis returnfedMh JUne last. The results re as follows: Horaea $439,123,-^000,as oompat^d. with $418,686,000 in , J916; mllclr'cows $274,081,000 ugalnst '�9S,S95,000, othei- oatUe $270,595,000 ai agatnaU $204,477,000 shedp $35,376,-000 as against $20,927,000 and .BWine $92,886,000. as against $00,700,000. The total vuIttQ of farni live stock in Canada isestiniated to be $1,102,261,000, as, cAmpared with $903,686,000, the estl-rnito for 1^16 as finally revised by tho fceiisas raturida .'fbr the prairie provinces. Tn 1917, Jor tiie first-time, the totnT'value of -farm Uv�i stock exceeds One bllUon dollara, #The r. S. war department baa de-Icl^ed that college students thcTugh uiddergojng military tralnjpg, are not exempt-from the dratL . Potat^'appoar above the ground to�t biJ^alU.ititimkrfert-able tubers. '-K.f^jnjMi of Selecting -^d planting on)y.tt|piie�t healthy potatoes la bound tovi^lvA'ttlid groate;^^yield's during a'nuniiber ol.yoars. . y The Control ai i^sease i^ becoming more of a t>rpbl�ni each year, but fo.'-tunately sCa^'ia^ the -most common of potato diseases. Fof tills the sejd should be Immersed for tbreo hours  a solution 4 thdrfr'li^ pleJity of land nnd not tery much seed, planting may be tfono a little farthfr apart. A> great deal of baQd labor'may bo �ave9 by thoroughly -harrowlug the iud'Whenever any weeds appear froiU the time of planting until'tho young potato iboota are sis lAohes high. Ah i6on' >8 the rows are clearly derin,ed oy the ypung plants, and from theu'bn, the alngle horse cultivator can bp ttsed whanevtfr it is necessary either to kill weeds or form a soil- mulch. This method has beeii found to do awAy with a great deal ot hoeing. For harvesting nothing can equal a potato digger, and, where possible, a group of three or tour farmers would do well to form a company for the pur-' chase and .use of one. The time-honored custom of ploughing the pofatoes out and'digglng with a fork gives good results for small patches. [ According ,to' a syetem ot charging qoatif adopted at this station aeVeral years ago, the cost of producing and putting Into the cella^' ii bushel of potatoes In 1917 was 15.2 ctfnU.. Allowing a Iibe^�l incre��e tor the cost of production at the present tlmo of high-priced labor, there is still a very good profit to be made from potato growfhg; A. yield of *ight hundred andvthlrty-�eveii 'and one-half buahels was^^e-^. cured from the, two acres planted; i^t Which all costs of production wore r^ij' corded. ' -'/� ./v,: V .-4 A oensldorable sum ot money la IbAt ^ each year by farmers marketing: pOt.' tatoes ,6t' all the siaes rand coloi^it known In the various varieties. X" White potato Is in greatest demand. It. ia well worth the trouble fdr a com--inunlty to grow at least- all one color of tubers, and, If possible, one^variety. They cah tljen be shipped in \ar lota from one eitation, and wlUnet'ttie producer a better price. If they are grad-; ed to'aa to remove the small and lm~, mature potatoes,'the saniple will be dl^y greater' value and servo, the ddUble purpose of providing a more satiitlAd consumer and producer. ,save,the hens just now Tliis fTrkctor pulls three plowsv:iBind \v31 plowfjap ;i acre per hour. It has big heavy steel gears arid av motor second to none hence lout last any otherrf?; Tractor made. Next week is 'IRepair Week" and we' have a complete stock of repairs right here in Leth- > bridge. No telegrams, no express charges, no freight;^' charges. Ask Heider operators about our "Service."/' The above fiu:ts are worthy of your consideration.-. \ MART McMAHON ALBERTA DISTRIBUTOR OFFICE AND WAREHOUBE. 1211 and AVE. t.  PHONB.4t6 Griirit Leave to Work ^iliisu^  The killing of hens and pullets Just before'* and during the heavy spring laying Is a .wasteful and unprotltabl& practice. Farmers are asked to refrain from selling hens tor slaughter before May 1, and patriotic buyers .will re-i train from buying poultry during thia I period.- .M/ Every hen sold before May 1 rep-resenta an average food loss, of about 30 eggs, and the total loss 9t eggs represented by the customary sdlUng of . ESua'between February 1 and'Alay' 1 jimOunts; to about 80 per. cent, of A Few Fehtum Correet Design. ' . ^ 16 Horaa B9Wep on �fp�w-bar; 26 horte-pbwep on belt. All parte enclosed, Dirt and duat proof. Valve in head Motor; removable head. KeroaeneCarDuretor, with patent air-cteanar. , Perfect cbollOB and oiling syatams. Internal expansion type clutch. Universal Joint between clutch and transmiaeion, thus relieving the strain from shaft and bearlnpa. Transmission made of chrome nickel tempered steel, ri^nnlnf In oil In .duet proof case. i - j;. V Thia traator Will follow furrow without aid from operate^-. !* .  Equippecl with very convenient operating platfoVmi roomy* with Beat meuntad'on pedeatal constructed so it can be tipped back out of ioperator'a way when standing. ; "v; Plbwa ori high speed zyz milea per hour. Low speed,' 1^ mllee. "Weight on roar wheels, 24 Inch rim, 4,000 lbs., glvea UTi pounde per Inch; front wheals carried-on 12-ln^6h rim, 14.00 Iba, gives 117 pourid.1 per Inch 6f rlrrj. An ordinary optlln drill abbut 1Z00 pounds weight is carried an two vvheels having a combined width of aboiit 6 inches, :glvea thie machine a load of 200 pounds per Inch of tire^The^e Is no objection to peeking Boirwhen using a drill. , The Lauaon Tractor deea not pack the soil as much aa an ordinary drill. ; ' New la the time to, get yqur order in, or you will be disappointed when sprihg opens. We ,are promised only a limited number of these tractora for early delivery.''"/ ^ McClenaglfah & Taylor, '/ Dlstributora for Alberta v.. 403 Fifth Street South Lethbridge, Alberta IS � Emerson Farm Tractor what the hen is actually worth. Cflfary.Mar. 7.-Mr. .C. Rice-Jones the affclcultur^l representative on the, leave 'q,f iibioitcfe'board,-atntes that in V|bw 'Of the vital/ importahceT-of increased production during the coming sefson. every farmer or'aarm laborer wtto' Is'ln uniform'or who-ha�=.been o^eiigred to'report .foi* mill&jry aej^Jice aiiould, as a duty to the country; immediately; a'pply for leave ot abaepce., There caii'be no "doubt about.^their first duty, as,^ while the heed ot ngien Js' great, ther government of Canada recognizes that at the present time the, need of increased production on onr-'-pralrles is greater. .He - fuilher states-tbat a' number of fannerB*and farm Jaborera.have left �Jrlth'the last draft''when in .the natlona) interest they should have secured leave of absence to.work on tb^ farms during the coming.. summer, and he wishes to drwv tl^e attention of a.11 farmers and farm .Igborers 'who' come under the Military Service Act to the following: "'I.-All farmers' and farm "laborers who,�i�.in uniform or> who are order-ed-to nport should immediately apply tor leaved ot.; abaence. All' Information can ^e.^seouref from C. RlceJo'nes, United drain Growers, Ltd., Calgary. '.8/-Pjider a recent military order all applicAttonstor leave of absence must be made'within one week from the date on�wb'ich & m%n haa been ordered to report for.jduty: 3. Men wb.9.;^re ordered to report Should apply^^forvleave of absence the day they reporb'^^as it is not desirable that'a uniform:�ttd Jcltbe issued to a man If be.-is to'be given leave of absence, in a few dayi, -�Si All appUcatiohs, whettier a man ia in uniform, or l*,^under ordera'to report,' must 'bfe ma\I^'through the O. 9., 1st Depot Battalion, Calgary, 'i 6. How' to apply for leave of absence: Write out an application thr leave of ^bsence addreas.ed; to the \0. C, 1st.Depot BattallonI ask the a,er-geant'to parade yott to. your compai^y. captai , midtlng apDlication through him. lie wUl see thaT'lt ia placed before the commanding otflcer. The ap^ plication will then be forwarded to' the leave of absence board and will be dealLwithTby thejypwrite. C. Rice-Xoii4sT giving; full 'iWiealara as tU what ybirhave been-^filng''during the' past few^ years, as i^Rl^.A^ceesary for yob to support your elau�tbat you are a farmer or farm laborer-'oi.�Uv 6.' Statements have been made that it is necessary for a man'^to own land before be cjin securr iMve'of absence. This is not so. If yoM^ a' farm laborer, get the farmer .fC^Whem you ii^-tend to go 'to work >tVt^lao write )n, giving a complete statiment as to the acreage which he Intqnd^i to crop end the work he has to do this summer. Mr. Rice.-Jonea statea-^ihat it la useless for inen to attempt "^o take ad-'vantage of provisions for leave of absence unless they are experienced at farm work, that it ia;not a case of farmers or farm' laborera as a claas being granted leave of absence, but of men whose knowledge.ot; tam^ work is such that they can b^eraerve their country during the co^}ng:.3ea8on by assisting In - increasliw.>iM>e i pirfoduc-tion of foodstuffs thnWD^lB' any other way, I. ' '"M!"'' "IS MADE IN THE LARGEST TRACTOR FACTORY IN THE WORLD." "It la no eaperlment." "Oe/pa* .other Traetore first before eaalnii the Mellne." 'fWepiivlte criticism." 'fTht.Mnap who drives the "Molina" runs the binder." . Raad our esvare teets on Mon-line Mil. Get our teetlmenUr given to us by authentic farrn�r*',prt- 'J^5)i|dj�position of his propertyi,is of great in^'fWivery man. He should appoint tfij^bs|; e�W.'ior.  * .," - . Executor is a Trust Comi^^ ^ i^RE Ai; YQUR SERyitpj * , ^ind Guarantee Ceii)|iiAi| Q>iLQ'ARV AND 'LETHBRIDGE; ALBERtA' i LETHBRIDGE^ OFFICE: BANK OFCOMMERCE B" W. McNICOL, INSPECTOR, t PUBLIQ XOMiNISTRATOR AND OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE ' JUDICIAL DISTRICTS OF LETHBRIDGE, MACLEOC;H !, % *HAT,VCALQARy. RED DEER, STETTLERi, ] mi OARKENINgVoF SHIPS ' L(ohdon, March 'a^fVla I^euter's)- The most vital importance Js attached by the admiralty"to the ^darkening otj,ships as.'eipial^ed In .,the^ Cieddes sifeech. TJie {admiralty',, desltos that > the fullest P9aslbled)ubllclty bo gi^6n ; to thib passage of the speech by pla-,H carding and, otherwise, and that pro-' tectlve measures as ' prescribed he Immediately 'and'implicitly carried  out. , �.;, \ ;  � Food Will Win ^ the War ' Serve your country and yourself by raising FOOD on the fertile plains of Western Canada. The Canadian Pacific Railway makes it easy for you to begin. 'L^nds $11 to 130 an acre; irrigated land ' uptotoO; 20 years to pay. Loan toasststsettlcrs on irrigated lands. Get full partkulars and free illus EXIECUfOR, ADMINISTRATOR, ABfilQNEBv ETC. 't.5HEADOFFieEi 31B FIFTH STREET S. " �T LE;rH�RIDGB, ALBERTA V . ..c; \ Now ii the time to put your tracloir in shan^ for sprini i^ork. Look your machine over today. We are weU eiiuipiied ti^^ repafrs. ' P*^*?Pf n^�� a�,a �f��>n|We f:harge. We cari^ in ttocltbveriijse pistons for aU popuUr makes of tas tractors. 2i6Fir.tAr�n�es. Ni�EN BROS* ^^"^r 7 ;