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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 15, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta SMm'day, March 15,1913 THE LETHBEIPGE DAILY Hl&RALD ' Page 15 FOR THE MEN ON THE SOIL Talks on Agriculture > Bulletin NO. 3 Of the Taber Agrl-oulturftl Society dealB with boU cultivation In a coinpreh�9aive v(a,y,, It Is "The aoli la on6 of the jfreatest an^ most vahiablo of our natural resour-069, and blierelbre It 1b the duty ot a hntloi) to preserve Its value so that Its fertility'iriay' Issue forth Itp fruit to the future generations. Think of the farmer' Iwehty-flye years hence, of the fitrugsieb and experiences he must go thj-otigh In building up a soil �which'has been broken down. Is it not pUr y mtffeJiCJJ'Tihat is wHy people who trjr-ltbac'ppae so ^nthuslastdo. �>':)': Any reader" of the Herald' Who wiU itry ithls 'extraordinary .medicine:'that has created b6- much .excitement by Its cures can obtain absolutely free a full 11.00 treatment by sl!iipty..;.fllllng iJn the coupon below or �w'rltlnganett 'ter describing their catfe -in'.the^r, own words, if they prefer, and.mailing It today to James - W. Kldd, To^'bnfa, Canada. No money need;'be Bejait"-and no PlUa- . cure 'these conditions and banish "their" "distressing effects for those who are wise enough to use them. . � Sick headaches, coated tongues,- in-.; .digestion, -biliousness, dyspepsia, rheu-: matism and similar disorders are almost invariably -caused' by impurities which-should :b. Trouble Ovaplan Trouble, Painful Periods Hot Plashes Bearing, down pains on a separate:.sheet lauguiiges, ~ .-Iieucorrhofla , .Impm-e Blood . .Anemia .-Pimples . .l^czema �' ..Neuralgia ; , ' .'. Headache . .Dizziness , ..Nervousness ' . ' ..Obesity ' CoMlespondenpe In all you raise .better vegetables on deep culUyated ground than shailo-w? Simply because you have a deeper seed bed which iholds more moisture. Do you suppose If we ivere to plow our-fieldiB the saihe depth as our gardens, that It would make any difference in the yield ? After' obtailnlng such good results In the gar a time as the, grain iEftands'' sevet-al unches high. � After that the- sttadOW "tit" the grain-win-more or-'^less prevent the groundfrom baking. ^ Spring plowing for a crty) the same-aeason should never be practised, and iiinp.) olianoes out ot ten the crop is. total failure. Some have had i-fair oirpj^ in favorable seasons,, hu.t.-.tbe majority never raise enough to pay the. -woTking ,e:^pens6s. Under such elpq.umstjiaces.. .p.ever'attempt It;," Bet-ter"by,tar-leave:-lt over until June, and then: sunlmer faliow,; and prepare the ground',for nexti/y.ear. Moisture from your fall rams is b'etter stored up in summer or fall plowing, us you do not enjoy muc;il of it in stubble ground, therefore we have proof why we haVe failures in, spring plowing. So many fanmets cannot get out of the rut of farK)i'hg; the way their fa-^ thers and forefathers did, but to succeed you must forsake their beaten, paths, and take up,the more scientific principles ot today, which havc proved their value beyond.a doubt, "fWr the �benefit of those who have experlehbed � their; soil blowing this ^Ihter,} th^'oDly Solution which seems :at 'giii."practicai lis .to raise - a - grass �'oriJpI thereby'^^^^^^^ a heavy r^tviyitem whScfe'jWill hold thc soil ctogettieri i:,.i,iisi?s.,';:. : ,;.,t, �: ^'V �-'^^TaH^ sundal, r:, ;?ge(^ly.V,;;Th.b*iS^,lcultui'al SO.c."  ;80IVIE .HINT^,d'N TILLAGE Efery 'farmei-^te .Southern,,; Alberta 'shouldtell hImselfVihat he is''going to raise a bumper crop-this year, In spite ot conditions. Tillage is the moat important adjunct to successful dry-farming, and �upgii it depends the 'success or failure Of the crop. ' , ' Plowing : The question Is often,asked, "How deep should I plow.?." .And this is a hard question to.answer, as.a great deal depends.iOn thev, local soil and ^condition of the, same. But, in general it may emphatically be said, "Plow deep.". The depth of deep plowing Is from five to nine Inches usually but It Is not always possibly, to plow so deep, because the ground may be tOo hard, or the farmer may, not have sufflclent horse power,: or the right kind of plow. On land whore there Is a heavy clay subsoil _ near, the surface, deep plowing Is hot advisable, but on most, of our prairie land it is absolutely necessary tor the following reaadhs: . I' . � It prevents the drifting of ''Hght soils J : stimulates the growth of soil bacteria; prevents surface^washing after heavy rains; broadens the feeding area of the rootsj. admits sunlight and air; increases ,.t&S~waterrholding capacity, and by .means of this enables* the crop to withstand longer periods of drouth. The depth ot plow ing should be changed year after year In'order to eliminate the hardrpau,. or HE GAME T0 " 29 Broadway, New yorlc. "I bought some of yoiir GIN Pir/IiS at Victoria, B.C. last September. Your remedy I find, at 60 years of age, to. give perfect relief from-the Kidney and-Bladder Troubles incident to one of my GOULD NOT WALK "FruMlves" Completeiy Restored New BruASWiok Merobaot To Health. ;Bristoi, N. B., July aslh. 1911. f'l'ahv unable to say enoiiKli iu favor ot "�Pruit-a-tiVis" as it saved my life and restored nieto health, when I had given .up all hope and when the doctors had 'failed to do anytliilig more for me. I 'hiiaa.strokeofPar.ilysisin March, 1910, and this left me unable to walk or help .mysplf, ,aud the Constipation of the bp*r ;6r8t signs, swol en .joints' or ankles', pain,inth^back>fblack: specks floating In,front of the eyes, take GIN PILLS, oiice. They will,, free you of these ^'symptoms of Kidney and Bladder iTrofible. soc.abox^6for^2.^o. Samplfe Bwn into 0001 moist soil, and there.^, g^l^^ii^^i.'^jj,?,^!?^^?"^^ lit Is you bavfl, plenty, of It there-' Tqroiji^ . !^ i - - \ ^ - , , plow-solo, whiclii is coused by the smoothing of the bottom of the plow, and by the tramping of the horses' feet. A hard.pan should not be per mitted to exist, as it checks the rise of water from the ground below, re tards the growtih of the roots, and decreases the moisture-holding capacity. When to Plow Fair plowing has three distinct ad vantages over spring plowing. It gives the land a chance to settle, thus forming a compact seed-bed; It allows the frosts ot winter to have their weathering .effect, and it enables the land to absorb the winter's rains and snow, thus retaining moisture. Spring plowing iihas its advantages, however. The ground Is usually in better shape in the spring,, and In the rush of'harvest the farmer seldom has time to do muth fall plowing. Harrowing There are several kinds of harrows, and all have their place, but the two in most common use, and which seem to be sufficient are the disc and spike-tooth. Both are Indispensable. , The disc should be used immediately after harvest on stubble or on surface sod before plowing. This tends to create an air space between the layers when turned over, thus insuring, a nice niellow seed-bed. In summer fallow land the disc is of value in killing weeds when they are young. Aft:er the weeds are older it only stimulates their growth. The spike-tooth harrow can be used at most any stage of the game, aiid until the crop ia four inches high. Harrowing is a splendid operation and may be done whether the grain Is too thick or too thin. If too thlek, run the teeth straight; ifloo thin tilt them back., It would not be amiss to say: "Harrow the crop from two to six times during the growing season, and after every rain." Packing Sub-surface packing is undoubtedly the best operation just previous to seeding. The principle of sub-packing is seen in the planting of nearly every other ftrm plait, and why should It not* be practiced In connec-, tlon.with the growing of grains? The �florist presses his seed Into the,;80il, but leaves a little loose earth on top. The gardener firms the soil around his vegetables, and, covers them.with loose dirt. The sub-soil packer was devised to this end, and should be used. ' Seeding If the land has been'summer fallowed, there is usually a: layer of loose earth on top in the spring. The seed should be placed below , ^ this mulch, in. the moist earth below, T rv plants easily strike upward tbrouah tihe loose earth, and the roots enter at once into the moist soil beneath. The same holds true as regards seeding fall plowed land. Spring plowing should not' be sown so deep, as the earth'is usually more moist and less settled. Most successful dry-farmers advocate tlie use:of the. press drill, as it Arms the soil, around the seed, thufl giving quicker' germination. Practically the -saiwe 'result :is dbtalned, how'ever, by ,the use of the roller or packer: affer seeding,  Lastly, thin seeding, and good seed. With carefully selected seed, and % thoroughly tilled seed-bed, the farmei; Will usually And that from two to four pecks of seed.are ample. Two''hundred delegates meeting at Chatham favored,a Hydro-Blectric radial llile from London to Windsor vla.phatbam Instfad of by tfie lake shore xoute, ' T ,' . - ' ALFALFA MAXIM8 The alfalfa plant has long exU,ted and has stamped itself as being one of the greatest of all plants in th� agricultural world. Through its lohg period of recognition altaUa has established Its Ukes and dislikes b.nd may be dredlted with these maxims: 1. Alfalfa should be inoculated. 2. Alfalfa cannot stand Wet feet. 3. Alfalfa needs a well-drained soil 4. Alfalfa is a poor weed-fighter the first season. 5. Alfalfa does not thrive when not cut. 6. Alfalfa should be cut when one-tenth In bloom. 7. Alfalfa should not be cut too late in the season. 8. Alfalfa roots go deep. 9. Alfalfa Is the prince of drought resisters. 10. Alfalfa needs a deep, wall-packed Bieed-bed. 11. Alfalfa does best on manured soli. 12. Alfalfa is best seeded without a nurse crop. 13. Alfalfa should be seeded wriie and invigorator of the feniale organism. Women residing in almost every ,city and town in the United States be^ur willing testimony to the #ydla G.Pinkham Medicine Co. (eonfidentlal) Lynn, Mass., fi�F advice. Your lot^r wlll.be �peii�^ i-oad and answered by:a.-wanUDOf' ind held in strict confideAOe. nervous cow? Did loud talk and vlcjt' ious blows j:ause her,to stand ,ayer, and let you out? Such is not.genor--ally the case, -The more- she l� scolded and the-more blows .aho-receives, the, tighter she siiueezes '.you;:: against the wall partition. Why? US' cause It- is nervousness or fearvth'afr  causes her ' to do .^this in the'first-place, and yelling andpunlshmont'ln!'. ' crease the fear and also increases >the cow's efforts to put Its cause, away from her. Petting and quieting wofdj are far better balm for the .coW's' ruffled spirits than boisterous ' eon,-duct. ..... �: ' No Romance ,'; ' ' � 1 "I see a. girl's name,on: this-egg.!' vum." -"Also her address. I shaU writev^ to her." ' ' �' 'f "Forget It. Kothlng In'j'^thQse'egg : rom'ances." '^i; ' "No romance about this., ,l,pr6pose:, to ask her if there is really ;anyini^"n,-:;: ey in the chicken 'buslness.r^^K^nsBS :' City Journal. , * - \ Proving by Actual Experimeftt. ' merB'8](atOT!�ent. .Th'* �naruouwuiy. w�ut� ui ui r�madies, . .'j?ho;6Sect,of;the hour|,-fio that evaryoi.j. 7,-77--.-j. -, Ah authpijtlss* >arse^thjt^W,VirSJy^;;f  jOf^ Zculat1oX?be|e"'*'"'' congested coiidjtioin M; the el^U qr Stasnant, sJia.^fi^�i" :whlqh;8hoiIia lift-----' parts,  amteltits � I,ILT 18 � absorbed matter causing and: it < �lrculatIom. ened, t' follows. the teoken-down tissue tjr �d�T^^hi;� WW crrFuiaSnj frr*Ty. i^nwlpi} Mi< 1 _ ^ Toronto, Ont, June 2, 1909. Dear -Mrs -CurMth.-^I wIsHUo, tell-you that Orange Lily Is doing me. a 'graat'fl^Sj ' ' of Bood TBoSe ulSrs come-away on�.or two every �week, and I have leas pain an#.'y< ti^ev%J^�h^s. T^'^^f^ cured In a little ^|er^tlntf. The simple, The coni degree ' ' '' <' /^'-* \ 'he wplanaUon ofitlie',.w(in4er'ful',"sures performed by ORAj IriFk sc?eptlfic^*W6flyl^6'?^^.-�^.li^'*,�^'�Xe'- D, S.-T. yquf are ,� �yourself, to 'Yov your frl�p�i( 't0 7 this offer.' and Snolps^ I Stami?*! tnd adi^rwa, ,MR9; fffAj)ICI9l ;