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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE STX 31rl017 A BIGGER PRODUCTION SHOULD BE YOUR MOTTO FOR THIS YEAR IT-COSTS FAR'LESS TO POlSON GOPHERS.; M V The dcrnrlmoiU or wishes lo urgo upon agriculture farmers at tlic iiroyiai'o ihe necessity of testi tcetl pram (or soniilnsiion. A ela (roci ilio ditforcul eocd As illustrating lei FCIIUO measure Ilia later. H an effective nppllcallon Is' wjten It kept it) mini] lliat au aver- nindo at this Mino IhetQ 's practically no 1110ro iroutito durliiK Iho Edison, except for tUoso (Lai conio from tut- sldo. Method of conatsls of u pall of the wrunghc Ly tho Ilia poisoned grain suspended from tho folldwiiss from the Kxperl- shoulilur by lueans of. a si rap, nnd n meiu.il Station records at Scott, Sask., spoon wltli a long hnndle. Tlio open prairie comes up to tho operator 'walks from end lo eiul of hore ssoO Is Volue tesied, iuriLi on hvo sides, will bo of liitcrrsi. "Duriu.c the summer of 1910 It was iho farm, each ttmo covering a strip of not moro than iwciity-fivo yards on either elilo of the line lie la fol- EtlDionton. Mar. bill en- rolling pialll ons has been printed and TVBS given ihc ho'j-e yesterday after- noon, 'itila bill creates an inspection jipr hoard con.sisUug of Uift iirovtucial VPI- -rno crtcarian. one member ci ihe Alberta js no guide Horse Drecdcrs' assoclMiorij aud ono povrar. memter ot the Provincial Breeders' association. This Ihe actual losses cipcrl- Horse [0 ponuds per bushel aud board ripj-ear' perfectly bright sntf plump, ccrUficales of enrollment, mar germinate very low. The 01- will also recommend regulattons lerml apiioarancp of wheat and bar- and rules to Iho minister of ley is a bettor indication, but should not be relied ui'tin. Some- of ilie pretn has been injured tl.Ii yenr by bin hcatine- On aivomu of a samrlo of cats _s to Us germinal his li.1 which will weigh up i The aero caused Ly era was 11 6 oa' In this way lib Is nblo to A spoonful UK luiiof of ililj necessity, noteil iliiil gophers were at work I lowing. of of oats hivo1 along tho edged of two lioliU on iho see ovory hole..Ho drops orwjirckd lo these Uhoralorles. Scott station. One field was hi nuts, fenjjJnaip, In ihe c? e ol oats, thn ollior In barley. a view lo 5' AS IT cent.. In wheat 25 cent., anil in larley 30 ncr cent. ngo goiilnjr lillgr Is oltjhl or ten, uiul lli-jl "0110 gojviicr run entity destroy two or ihruo bus la1 Is of grain, It will Lo seen Mult any mcUiod thai results IIL Urn ilcslrui'ttou of oven OUQ of iicils Is to bo recommended, Slice-ting 'Shooting Is an effective rmd Borne- limes oicltlnc inolhod of doalroylns tho goiter, but II la rather slow ami. In comparison with (ho poisoning method ae outlined ubovo, very ex- pensive. Uml Imu .coiuiorlublf .qua1 t'iq (ifilnml: Hivavn. 'Look tf uarters' DO IT NOW of tho poisoned: grain well down caclul Lole. thereby Keeping U uuL of Uio reach ot nrftlrlo clilcfccns, nnd nl tho u your farming plans for 1017 nrd (lino rousing lha sophere to Id con takn good' oaro of tho young. It tloo3 not pay to V.cop breeding BtacK unless you FLUO Ihl) VUljIIp.. (Jlvo tha y.'prli horses spino litton- (irjidiiMly leiiiubr Ihem for Hie 'iard sprlm; work. Do It now! Tlic puro bred menu a imlfonn- Uy, Itidlvkliml eurly :nn turlly, itioro markelnblo moro uionoy Tor your Teed, credit to iho owner, and bigger profits. Tho Bi-rub means lack of uniformity, mongrels nd inteTiUj Into maturity, poor initr- kct demand, loss mouoy for your fcoil, discredit ULQ-pwner and loss nnd Dnced from those animals, tlic parts tlmo t-aushig lha sophere to not 'now complete, Lollcr get busy tiiecroaii .in ULQ-pwner anil loss nna ths fields attacked by tliom were die. tu Lhelr liolet, where lliey are u-lth Vour pencil and paper. You caii Consider Ilio sire. h.irvcfied and threshed separately, not a menace After] not do effective farming unless you r lure wbldi will assist fn Iho adminis- tration ol the aei. No one can oner a stallion for ser- vice unless the animal Is enrolled j of the damp harvest and also on ac- Bnd has received a cerllHcale from count oi tlm fact that there were SOY- Ibe board. Cerllficate.5 musi be re-.1 era! FROTV slorois during '21 Ibs. barley. Enemies Ttie natural enemies of ihe gopher arc coyotes, bmiperc, skuuks, y Ilia tha fnrm has been thus covered. It Isifarm'to a plan. le, IS bus, usually well (o dtstrtbnto the poison [L1 makiti's your plan on a strip at least a hundred yards wide round tho outside of Iho farm. in order lo lessen.iho danger of in- roads by Eophcra from adjacent land. suakcshaiWiiudowls. Manv, aud precJiutimw.-Thc-- un- on he wa.te Iniida arc destroyed by ki atul ubeliever one of near ihe average i is prcctod with a shot, tho I s, yet uiiCorluimteW, ilrd; point In the using ot polson- t native birds, and It Is needless I 115 do not "put all your eggs In ono diver- sify. 1 The'.ce should be busy days In Ihe farm workshop; RO over every Imple- ment and tool; see flut everything Is hi tiptop shnpo for (ho reason of rush work. 'If you need n new check nr turn- out, in nn -Irrigation ditch, ninke It In ho shop now ;ind Iiavo U ready to feels of conformation, ur bone-sp-ivln, ring-bone, sldebone, curb, cataracts, or any condition ivhich, In the opinion of the provincial inspector Is liable to make Ibe animal unfit for I breeding purposes. IODS must be Inspected for the I season commencing 191S, and very three years following. Th'a following fees will be charged: I for Inspection; ?2 for certificate, for a duplicate certificate, Jl for a transfer, 51 for a renewal. Violations wlU provide peoalLIe3 of I f to to ?100 or Imprisonment la default of payment. Tho acl trill come Into force on S X 1918. wliat to be hart. This year, when tn farmer's cro ootlsluffa of all kinds are at a urem- cr those of Ihe _ um, it Is Important lliat Iho farmer! would Lc killed. s, wuuau ia t .igL-a i j- j t. f i s ore much great- Indicated above. a3 far ilowu iho Hawk in hla barn- eiAtwcc to the holes as possible with. ihould take no chance in tho matter sowing poor serd. Though ilie, icaFon bo most, favorable and no mat- ter how veil the wort of cuUivailou may bo done, ihe use oi poor seed may prevent Ilie posslbilily of rcap- ng even a fair crap. Some people are of the opinion that II grain shows a low tost for germination, all that is necessary to do Is more per- acre.. Anyono Trill lake, the trouble to test a Methods of Control or- Extermination There are many methods of de- struction, but only a few are pracLic- thc long handled spoon mentioned. Grain, poisoned and put out as In. dfcatcd. has been distributed by us ifi fields, where horses, cat He, sheep anil able on'the average farm. These s.wine Java town pasturing fltlhc samrli? of frosted grain in a box of methods nre poisoning, shooting, trap- ping, soaring, drowning aud suffocat- ing. Poisoning There are a number of patent goph- er poisons In the market; very lew of these, however, are to be recom- mended, and the only safe way to use 'arlh at home will soon be convinc ed tbal this is a bad practice. There Is a very great deal of difference be- Lweeu grain which geminates In five days showing a strong ebootT as compared with, grain which will ger- minate In seven or eight days and EfcoT a weak shoot.. It that if lha Eprins wealher Is -.unfavorable, ihat.h, col J "nnd dark weather con- tinues, vrltb light frosts, the grain which' sbow3 "a sbuui' less.of these adverse conditions "ban will (he strong, vigorous plant pro- (By a Farmer) la it passing from an Indua I trial agricultural EocleLy altogether I LeJJDve Ihls Is now the Ihlrd year duced froia seed of Etron. that Ihey arc passing the agricultural nnwer programme by dla yea: like days Vhen we irere but Dgramme by, T have llveii In ihis utider these condllltiaa. the de- itrlct for the .last partmcnt sirongly ur'ses each farmer ara and have never seen anything lo lest his al ,j0me or .e hefore. in tie early _camplc In an eDvelouc.lo one small coni- munjiy we could always have a very exhibition and let Hie world what our soil could produce. '-when farming was in its In- fancy (here was always a good supply of esblbits Euch as grains, such preparations 13 Jo demand Euaraplee OL eHeclireness or to buy subject to analysis. Nevertheless, ilurlns tho past few years certain cf these preparations fried out on lha branch farms tnd stations haya proven rjulie Ealisfactory. A tried and proven 'recipe" has been effective wherever properly handled Is" given below. One of the strong points in favor ot-.ibls recipe simplicity, while its cheapness is also important consideration. Recipe for preparing wheat for poisoning" Dissolve" one ounce of strychnine or sulphate of. strychnine in one quarl ot vinegar to which haa'tbeen added one .'quart of ILOL water. iSLir. iyitli-a uuiii all (be stryclinine is i[ necessary. Add oce pound roC sugar or pint of molasses, and a teaspoonful of. oil of anise. Pour ihc hot solution C7crhal[ a bushel of and, if and no loss due to nolson lias resulted up lo tho present. Imvc not tested Ihc odvisablllly of distri- buting grain in poultry yards, but believe the.practice would be dangerous to the Other, Methods of Destruction 'orahooling, Trapping, .snaring, drowning and suffocating arc not very effectivb, they take ?o l.cok after your supply of ficl your seed cleaner buny, and tlon'l forget ill at you resolved to test a) your seed this year. Don't do nn> guessing wlieii tt COQJCS (o farm seeds. Then Iherc Is that, general spring clean-up. Don't let llils spring by '.villioul planting sonic Irccs. somo shrubs, sonic perennial flowers. Order JIQU good from a reliable company. Tho Mitchell Nurseries fit Coaldal havo -what you want, auil will give 3'ou a_ eriuara deaL Tha Spring crop of colts, calves, much time, .or ]ara but :plgE, lambs, and chickens will Le here crop lias eo many diver- 'IfJtM UECS as ulfalfa. Tor horsuK, :altlo, sheep when chojtpQil, for togs uiul rlilchons It Is llio bosl am) fqedlng product known. REPAIRED We are well equipped with up lo date machinery and hive the expert workmen to do high grnde work on ail klndi of re- pairs to gas or atfani englnei, Get your engine overhauled and put In good shape early, We repair all kinds cf Our. deep well pump If built for In It; 0. KISCIIEL Utice of The Lelhbrldgi Iron Works. .LOANS FOR LIVESTOCK THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE is to encourage ihe development of llic Western livestock industry by extending liberal credits lo good farmers to purchase breeder arid [ccdcr livestock, FINISH THE FEEDERS IN CANADA KEEP THE HEIFERS AT HOME In 1915 hcadof feeder caltlc were taken frorri: 'the Winnipeg stock yards for distribution among farmers in the Northwestern Stales, representing ft serious loss to Western Canadian farmers.' We wish to asaist in slopping this movement., Consult us before selling unfinished stock. If you must sell; lei us Iry to find you a buyer al home and build up your own district. Lethbrklge Branch- R. T. Brymner, Mgr: of tho teiling labora- tories: School of Agriculture. Claresholm: School .ot Agriculture, Olds; School enough of Agriculture. Seed ._.... J Branch. DepL, of 'Agriculture, Kclraon- i and an n bun dance oi ladles' and lion; Seed Dept, University of 'Al- Lave I lie very best ot grounds, talldln, a Ml ,o ho.se 11 off the lot up aud do Its duty. the I people know that there are I in your reach fanners that would like :lo show our visiting neighbors .is Xepl" moist -wnnn. If these lie map? Euj.ejy.npk The or.tilly. per cent, gennlna.to, Iho seert I beard a remark- passed a few I years ago ihat tie -old- timers .'were I too slow to tmlli up" a cpuntfy, that, lit wanted some new'blood la.open I things up an'd let the outside l-tnovr what the country for, I Iv'ow we hare ivbat Ihey call the new 1 Wood at the. head ot our great city I ot Lethbrldge. Why doa't get I up, come forward and show the slow I old timers as as the new I can be done. Xow, I don't be- 1 Have that there Is anolier town [the whole of Alberta, many ot them h-inucb than half the popu- I latlon of our grand cily ot lljut trill nnd that they all can I hold their annnal agricultural eihl- >n, aud which Is without a doubt ui iiiu-grande.it plans known to' bring people toEetber lo accinainl-j "to La tociablc and where every-, ltoayr.an aeo In a few hours ITie many'f I different- grains and produce of all Including all stock that la 1 rtlsed jin our fertile-toll for many miles: around our noble clly of Leth- bridge. No don't he a black Bhccp Southern Alberta. One good Call I fair Trill dn Ihe rity and country more I "good than one hundred of the so-call- Led get acquainted quick trips (as the 1 new blood tails These auto I 'ilrirea, wbat do they amount to. A 1 'few of the clinst-vn nnca take a run'.1 a good time among Ihem-i I'selves nnd back to town again. A; I Mg snluUer in Ihe' paper and thct Is I ell tbere is to Xow there stfll Ere a few of IhD old llmera In our j 1 Amidst and I believe Ibat if they were "once more broueht lo the front Fnch [ES our old frlenda Harry Eenll-jy, Tom I "JlcXab, J. Brodie, Curly Whitney and several more that could be mention-. jEd. Those-were the good old Hmea, were nnknown, Rlvc the timers a. enow and I think that I 'the Greater Lcthbrldge can. be proud of the old stock. In conclusion, I may say (hat I told no animosity towards our prcs- I >nt clly fathers. They, arc pretty Jaod. Ecouls, but bear la mind, you I Vrlll hare to wake op or we will have I ;'to jhow yon a trick or Iwo that Is Vorth whllo. B f should nqt-ba used unless the growth and strong. LereT. is. .one disllnct advantage in itln Ui o teat al'home, in that the day and Inc.test carried over a period of leu on twelve days. "Il'anyone .finds it impoEslhlc to so- good seed in'his own district, the department oi Kd- monlon will he pleased to supply in ation as to where good seed may secnred. DUXCAN MARSHALL, to cover all Hie wheat. "Let the grain stand ia ihe for twenty-four hours, and.if any of tic solution Is then still unabEorbed, add a handful of shorts and stir the whole mixture well. Put a tablespocnful of moist grain well.iato the entrance of each gopher hole. strychnine Is a deadly poison, great care should be taken with all utensils used, and whiie mix- ing and handling poisoned grain, that accidental poisoning of farm anl mals, children and others may be pre veuted- cost la not great. The four gallons prepared as. Indicated above should be enough lo treat hall a Ecctton of land and also to a nls Uace of a quarter of a mile or iaore on the oulFide of the same. The or-i dlnary retail price of strychnine sul- phate Is about lo an- ounce. When to first applica- tion should be made as soon as the snow is oft the ground in the early spring. The gophers 'are cry, other food i3 scarce and their numbers arc only about one llilrd of Minister'ot Agriculture. what ibey would be a Tew weeks tho greatest single losses on he farm cornea from weeds. Have on ever noticed how effccUre sheep lira in dcslroylog wpprU rp.plac- Item with manure? CLOSING-OUT AUCTION SALE i 1 WILL SELL ON V TUESDAY, APRIL On Sec. 29-12-22, West 4tli, the lolltMviiu; described property, to >vit: HEAD OF stran liro'wn EcWings. 5 anil ixyeara old, weight about 3200, 1 span roan geldings, 3 and 5 years old, weight about 2100; 1 span gray geldlnga, 7 and 8 about 2000; 1 span Ijay marcs, 7 years weifiht about, in Joal; 1 sp.Mi bay and brown marcs, 'J and 12 years old, weight about 25eO, In foal; 1 span hrown geldings, D and 12 years 'old. weight aboul 2500; 1 span liay geldings, S and 10 years oid, weight about 2600; 1 jrian nay and lirown geldings. 3 and 5 years old, weight about 2CSO; 1 black gelding, 12 years old, weight about 1300; 1 black marc, 10 years old, weight about 1250, In foal; 1 hrown marc, 12- years old, weight about 1350; 1 nay mare, 12 years old. weight about 1300; 1 sorrel coll, 1 ymr old; I black cplls, 1'and 2 years old, mare and gelding; 1 sorrel colt, 1 year uld; 3 mliles. ciln good milch cow.q, fresh arid springer; 2 two year old heifers, heavy springers; 17 head ot yearling heifers- 3 yearling stctrs; 1 yearling bull. wagons with grain tanks, fioi and rack, 3 set of spring tooth' harrows; 3 hinders, J. Deer and Massey; 1 ,1-nottom plow; 2 gang plows; 1 land roller; 2 press drills. Van Brunt and Ilooslcr; 1 grain loader; 1 mower and rakc- 2 seta ot drag harrows; 2 double press drills, the kind that seeds 3 Inches apart, new; 1 Ford auto, nearly new; 4 rljsc harrows. In and out throw; 10 sels of double work harness; husgy and harness; Fonie household and kitchen furniture, and manv ulh'jr articles too numerous lo mention; also ono Steel'Muk, bought this aprlnc for sale.. and csllle, half balance 1st October isir. 8 per cent'. Interest from dale. S per cent, discount on credit amounli. articles, sums and under cash, over that amount above terms apply. I SALE TO START AT ONE P.H.'sHARP. Come Early and Look the Goods Over. Free Lunch at Noon... MRS. SIMPSON, Executrix ED. POPHAM, Auctioneer T. J. TASKER, Agent. "Your Are The Best I Ever Saw Put This is what Mr. Jdlin of Ont.j .anil'ciigag-ctl by (lie of Argentine, sis shows ami ,1'or sale judge-'fitjtKcir shoiv. Mr. Miller liccu :v .judge Ontario jbig.bull sh is lie says about bulls brought to my I'sirrii'iil Vvhere lliey are uliose fatlier, J. T. Davison, was (lie first man to import Shorthorns into Canada! The herd includ- ing Ihe show c.iilf of; W. T. Cook which at 13 months weighs Ibs., which is the best bull: 'calf I'cvcr saw. 'i'hese bnils and heifers arc without a doubt (he finest bunch ever shipped west should IIP. seen by anyone wauling- lo purchase good stock. I also brought to Stirling a CARLOAD OF IIIGIT "IM- PORTED STOCK. All this1 high grade stock is nr.w for sale and can be seen at my burn. Call, write, wire or phone; for i Stirling; Alberla ;