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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta 3, THE tEf iff BRIDGE TTEBALB MAY FOUR Every Article in Our North Window It Pays tyLook at These Values Specials on Garden Hose, Screen Doors, Screen Windows DQNT FORGET---SATURDAY ONLY HAYR HDW. CO. CADMCDQ cuniiin no NOW mini iniiitiiiHu uiivubis mull I nun i First of i series of articles preparad for the International Dry-Farminj Congress giving practical advice on conierving the moisture in the ground for the dry lpeil later.on Paper Read by J. W. Nell, Superlnten dent Farmers' Institutes of Texas, Texas' Farmers'' Congress." HoaTd of Control of the International Dry-Farming Con- gress is sending: out, through it's pub' licity. bureau, this week, the first of a series of on' "What to do right the same being prepared by men :oE experience in Northern, .Central and Southern part of the North American continent, and .are very timely, in view of the fact that Bcores 0-7 farmers who have had mis- fortune in crops during the past two drought -seasons, have been making us. to. the best methods of procedure according to the soil and tile conditions! v The most important Question for the farmer today is the preparation o! the to conserve moisture. Necosslty compel him to do it. Back of the necessity is God, whose laws are Im- When we look the great State of Texas and see the empty corn cribs, we realize .the need of kind of improvement.. When we nee the boys and the man; men who are working according to scientific methods, producing from 46 to SO bushels of corn to the Here In these dry years, It is time to conserve moisture, and ire will do it when we get tired of these empty corn cribs. Due of the first things we must do 'Is to prepare the soil way to hold the moisture. A greet pro- portion of Texas does not stt rainfall when It is needed, nor much aa Is needed. Therefore we must how to ihold it cannot make cropi without moisture, so we must conserve It It we want to use it. How shall this be done? I am advocating rrop- aratlon of the wirly In the fall and winter as poMlble. Making a Soil Mulch. After I have begun bretklnj, X go to.dinaer ait noon, I hitch to a drag or harrow smd destroy every clod dirt I have turned up during the norn- ng. nwt-.day it could not be pul- (summer when we want them. -When the autumnal and winter rains go into the earth the moisture begins to man- ufacture food 'for the plants by chang- ing the chemical properties of the soil. The longer before planting'this is dme the better. After it has gone into the we take proper care is there until it, is needed for the plants. If you hare your soil prepared as has been suggested, and there comes an inch, of rainfall, the imolsture will go 10 to 15 times deeper than It would in unprepared soil, and it will take the wind and BO they will be protected when the hoi sun does come. Those little roots go out, and they need warmth from above ns well as moisture below. At this timi I advocate going over the ground with a section harrow. We want to aerate that soil. By aerating, letting the air and warmth in, wo incline the roots downward. ,.Thon give a, deeper plow- ing; then after that plow shallow. To obtain a maximum corn yield the roots must grow in tlic right direction under such, mechanical and other conditions as will enable thorn to secure a maxi- mum food supply that the plant can manufacture into stock, leaves and grain. After we have inclined them downwards, every time the soil worked we.give protection from the hot sun. Corn will stand a drought longer it1 it has all the roots to help it out. PRIVATE PRACTICE CALLS HIM Winnipeg, May W. Craig, crown prosecutor at the city police court, has tendered his resignation to the board of police commissioners. Mr. Craig's reason for resigning is the rapid increase in his private lio being a member of the firm of Craig and Ross, barristers. Mr, Craig yiiccoeded S. H. W. Whlfla, K.C., as crown prosecutor in June, 1.910, NEW BANDMASTER -T. II. Stockton, of N'ew Vorlc, lias been1 Appointed master ot the'' Gait Kilties' bnnl. GREAT SCHEME TO UNITE FOUR THEOLOGlCAil SCHOOLS IN MONTREAL .Montreal, schema for federating the IbuL theological col- leges of this city, .which has been un- der for some time past has assumed a'" definite plan which has; been "enthusiastically en- dorsed bv the governing boards the, Anglican, Congregational, Pres- byterian, and Wesleyan colleges, and as. the'details onlv have been relcgat- ed-to committee to work out it is highly probable that this plan will be'put'., into operation next session. The "outstanding feature of this plan is thai the colleges are to retain their oun imhudualilj and autonomy union lectures are to be given in leased buildings pending the estab- lishments of a permanent neutral building If this union college comes into existence it .will have sixteen faculties and will be the second larg- est theological seminar) on the con- tinent the exceplioa .being .the Union Senunan The suggested form of government is a hoard ot governors, a'-council, or senate, and a faculty. The hoard or governors to be com- posed The Pinuipals (cx-of- ficio) of the co operating colleges (2) Three lay members elected from its membership bv each of the governing bodies of the said colleges; (3) Two.representatives-of of the following elected bv members un- der thr two foregoing sections, viz.; Anglican, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist and a clergyman and the other a lavman. MARK FORTUNE'S GRIEF Halifax, May description of the: agony sultered during a tour iown the long aisles of dead is.given by Mr. Fortune, of Winnipeg, who came here in an endeavor to fiml the body of his father, Mark who with his son was lost on the Titanic. Mr. Fortune said that as he passed through the rink his eye would catch a glimpse of part of a face and the hair of a body which resembled those of iis father or brother. He would has- ten to the" casket only to be bitterly disappointed. The anguish of hia ex- )crlenco was horrible, be said, and ie decided to leave town in th-s in- .erim between now and the arrival of .he -Minis and look no more on the Titanic's dead. TRAPPER MURDERED Toronto, May D. Porter, a 11 burton county was. found n.tlie woods near Miuden, with two iiillet holes (n his body. He has been missing since Satiir- lay. Porter was unpopular in Hie (strict, and undoubtedly was murbe called upon to codify all disease with the proper treatment for each, for physicians might be slow to undertake treatment if such an act, through conflict with the views or the authorities, might lead to indictment and punishment. legal .code of: all diseases and; their proper treatments would undoubtedly be a "remarkable work; and the picture of the authorities prescribing castor oil for juvenile stomach ache is no less wonderful than: would' be the predicament of a physician who at a misplaced his code book. Incandescent Hats Following the convention of: dress- makers and milliners 'held in Chicago recently, an active demand has sprung up "incandescent hats" and a query has been received by the Mon- treal Heat Co., here as to whether they wduld be willing naie bowed his assent. Domintckito enter the'field other than in their ordered 'admitted, hut present capacity'as a prosperous aad well managed public utility by getting out designs by which lighted flowers could be operated from smalt dry. bati terles in the crown of the hat. officials say: they are perfectly -'willing to attempt; anything which will tend to continue the present amicable and friendly relations which the company and public feel one another, but that experimenting with incan- descent hats might be dangerous, Elec- tricians, for one thing-, might make the power so strong that'It would shock the brains of the wearers, and'the ex- pense-might be so grwit that it would severely shock the pocket books of the male members of iHe families who would insist on pur- chaalng them- YUKON ELECTION SHOWS MAJORITY1 I OF CONSERVATIVE Dawsoii, Y. ,T.. April 29.-yThe Tti- kon council election held, to'day re- sulted in the following being: North C. Tabor and Alarle Joseph Seguin. South Alex Gillls aad Isaac Lusk. Klondike district (In chie Martin, Eugene Hogan and Rob- ert Beli Robertson'are the, candi- dates, s. Bonanza fin Gil- lespie and Duncan Robertson probab- ly elected. George Williams is the only having a fighting chance in the re- maining five places to hear from. Whitehorse Phelpi and Captain Martin elected. Drury defeated. Although there waa no ostensible party contest, bats_ a majority of Conservatives. WINNIPEG ON THE CLIMB Winnipeg, May bank clear'iigs for the week ending May" 2 ara Far the correspond- ing week of 1911 they were 240. and 1010, HE of us'realize how much salt we cat' The fact that we put salt on all meats and vegetables bread, cake and butter and the importance of using an absolutely pure salt.'1 SHE we are using WINDSOR SALT and no one could make me believe there is any better salt in the whole world than my old standby ;