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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY. MAY :">, 191V THE LETHnRIDGE DA FLY HERALD PA (IE SEVEN FARMERS, SPEND YOUR SUR^ PLUS CASH ON YOUR OWN FARM HOMES THE ONLY CLASS OF STOCK THAT FARMERS SHOULD BUY IS LIVE STOCK ALFALFA SEED WARNING , Commercial Turknsinii alfnlfn Hood, whlfli Connolly cnnio to thin country tlmuiKlt Kurdpn, Is now IioIiir Ini-linrlnd Into lht> ITtiltud Htatns by tlm ivnv or Vladivostok nnrt tlio Pacific ocean. Slncn July 1, ini��. 2,500,000 jioundB havo liccn Imported, or enough to need lUfi.ono ncrcs. Under most. conditioiiM II. la decidedly Inferior to our home grown Htralus, nnd no fanner should sow it IhlnkiiiK he fr> lining home grown seed. The following HlsilemcnlM show how com-mercliil TurkeHlnn alfalfa Ik rogarded by experts of the l'nltod SKites de-rmrlmcnt of ugrlculltire: "Oeiieriilly speiiklng. commerclnl Turkestan alfalfa has proved to he Inferior to the heme grown strains in nearly every case where compiirntlve tests have lieen conducted. In the eastern half of the United States, where alfalfa seed is not produced In commercial quantities, imported seed ".' .is used almost exclusively until within the past few years. Of the seveial million pounds of alfalfa seed that have lieen Imported annually, approximately !i"i per conl. cunie from Turkestan. This fact, is respoiiHiblc for many of the failures that occurred with alfalfa in the eastern states. In brief, the commercial Turkestan alfalfa \iehls less than our homo grown strains, is shorter lived and is less hardy than the (iriiinn, Canadian Variegated. It not a desirable variety." Coin menial Turkestan alfalfa need ran lie readily distinguished from thai of oilier strains by the presence of seeds of Russian knapweed. The latter are slightly larger than alfalfa seeds and can not he entirely removed by any known method of re-cleaning. Thuir chniky-white color makes them especially conspicuous, and (heir symmetrical form, being '.llglilly uedg.'! shaped, serves to dis iiignisli them from the notched seed of other familiar weeds, which often .(i.'{X.(l!io bushels in farmers' hands and 12.SG2.0tKi bushels in transit by rail. This year, for the. first time. Hie iiHiuiry was extended to oats, barley, and flax. Of oats, including oat pro-duets expressed as oats, the total quantity in Canada on March ul was about 1S4 million bushels, comprising :17 million bushels in elevators and (lour mills. i;i7 million bushels in farmers' hands and 10 million bushels in transit by rail. Of barley the total quantity in Canada on March 31 was about la million bushels, of which 1120,000 bushels were in elevators, etc., lO'.i million bushels in farmers' hand;: and" 8S0.000 bushels in transit by rail. Of flaxseed the total quantity in Canada on March 33 was 5,662,000 bushels, including II.031.000 bushels in elevators and mills. "lS.OOO bushels in transit and 1,413,0110 bushels in farmers' hands. Stocks in Farmers' Hands on March 31, 1917 Out of the total estimated wheat production of 1916, 21 per cent, or 46,t!3S.OOO bushels remained in farmers' hands at the end of March. In lOliJ, at Hie corresponding date, the proportion was 2.", per cent., in r.ll"> It was 12'/j per cent., and in 11)14 it was Ki'/i per cunt. Of the remaining field crops, tho proportions and quantities estimated to be in farmers' hands at March 31 are as follows: Oats 39 p.c, or 130,179,000 bushels; barley, 2(1 p.c, or 10,559,000 bushels; rye 2S p.c, or R13.500 bushels; buckwheat IS p.c. or 1,103,000 bushels; j corn for husking 13 p.c. or 814,0001 bushels; flax 20 p.c, or 1,413,000 bushels; potatoes 26 p.c, or ir>.9(!9,000 bushels; turnips, eic, tl p.c. or fi,SI3,-| ooo bushels; hay and clover 32 p.c. or | �I.S per cent., or 1S7.-Sf>7.0(l(' bushels proved to he of merchantable quality. This loss of 15 per cent, is greater (ban in any previous year on record since 1909, and contrasts with last year's high proportion of ii.'i per cent, merchantable or only 5 per cent. loss. The proportions of the other crops of 1910 which proved to be of merchantable qualitv are as follows: Oats S!) p.c. (312.70S.000 bushels out of 351.174.000 bushels); barley 84 p.c. C'M.S'iS.OOO bushels out of 41,31S,00O bushels) : rye 92 p.c. (2,059.-000 bushels out of 2.,S90,400 bushels): buckwheat 7S p.c. [ 4.000.000 bushels out of 5.970.000 bushels i; corn for husking 5S p.c. (3,0-18,000 bushels out of (j,2S2,000 bushels); flaxseed 93 p.c (0,590,000 bushels out of 7,122,300 bushels); potatoes 7S p.c ( 17.S14.00O bushelse out of C1.12S.000 bushels): turni|)s, etc 75 p.c. (31,099.000 bushels out or 41.274,000 bushels) nnd hay and clover 90 p.c. (13.371,000 tons out of 14,799,000 tons. 3. As soon as possible after the entrant commences work, it shall be his duty to forward to Hie agent of Dominion lands for the district in which the hind is situated, sworn evidence satisfactory lo the minister of tho inicrfor giving particulars of the land held under entry, the nature of. the work performed, where perfomed. j date of commencement, and probable duration. I. Within thirty days after tin Of the Hudson's Bay Company and Calgary and Kdmonton Land Co. FOR SALE Macbeth fa km for lands sali: Block of selected land m Township .">-13. W. -lib. In quantities to suit purchasers at $20 per acre. Liberal terms to actual settlers. Apply to Owner W. H. CLEVELAND Saskatoon, Sask. R. C. MER1THEW Live Stock Auctioneer With Home Grown Stuff Rennic's XXX Globe Table Beet Seed . ..pkg. 10c, oz. 20c, 4 oza, 70o First and Best Cabbage, (hard heads) pkg. 10c, oz. 30c, 4 oza. 90c Rennic's Prize Swede Turnip for table or stock, i/2 lb. 35c, lb. 65c Famous Golden Bantam Table Sweet Corn, pkg. 10c, lb. 40c. 5 lbs. $1.90 Select Yellow Dutch Onion Setts .............. lb. 35c, 5 lbs. $1.70 Shallot Multiplier Onion Setts ................... lb. 30c, 5 lbs. $1,<0 XXX Earliest Table Marrow Peas, 4 ozs. 15c, lb. 40c, 5 lbs. $1.9Q Strlngless Wax Butter Beans...........4 ozs. 15c, lb. 50c, 5 lbs. $2.40 Rennic's Market Garden Table Carrot, pkg. 10c, oz. 25c, 4 ozs. 75c Best Snowball Cauliflower (Gilt Edge), pkgs. 15c, 25c, XA oz. 85c Citron for Preserving (red seeded) ........pkg. 5c, oz. 15c, 4 ozs. 400 PlantRenniesHighGradeSeeds XXX Table Cucumber, criBp, tender.......pkg. 10c, oz. 25c, 4 ozs. 60c Unrivalled Lettuce, big buttery heads ...pkg. 10c, oz. 30c, 4 ozs. 80c Select Yellow Globe Danvers Onion (black seed) pkg. 5c, oz. 25c, 4 ozs. 65c. Early Canada Water Melon, fine quality, pkg. 5c, oz. 15c, 4 ozs. 40c improved French Breakfast Radish, pkg. 5c, oz. 10c, 4 ozs. 30c, lb. 90,& Ronnie's Jumbo Sugar Beet, for stock...............J/2 lb. 25c, lb. 4y5c Giant White Feeding Sugar Beet.........4 ozs. 15c, i/2 lb. 25c, lb. 45c Perfection Mammoth Red Mangel ................. | z lb. 25c, lb. 45c Rennle's Derby Swede Turnip, for stock, 4 ozs. 20c, |.-2 lb. 37c, Id. 70c White Field Seed Beans, big cropper............. lb. 30c, 5 lbs. $1^5 V "Pakro" Seedtape. "You plant It by the yard." 2 pkts. for 25c. Ask for descriptive ll6t. Rennle's Seed Annual Free to All. Order through your LOCAL DEALER or direct from RENNIE'S SEEDS w�. R�.nie Co., Ltd. 872 Granville Street, Vancouver, Also at Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg conduct your /arm years experience in selling in the sales Lei ill" sales. Five the States ring. WRITE FOR DATES WARNER. ALBERTA VSi Perfection Wire Stretcher and Splicer Don't kink removed. \V. (1 the old fence at the wire. Wire don't p . Weeks says: "It is the good as ever." MANUFACTURED o slack when machine is only thing that will make' BY BE PREPARED! Have your Will made today, and appoint this Company your Executor and Trustee. Our officers have a wide experience. Our service is continuous, and our fees no greater than a private individual is entitled to. Write for our booklets ond "Wills," forwarded free to any addresss. The TRUSTS and GUARANTEE Company Limited CALGARY - ALBERTA Public Administrator and Official Assignee for the Judicial Districts of Lethbridge, Macleod, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Stettler. NEW HOMESTEAD REGULATIONS TO AID IN PROVIDING MORE FARM LABOR Whereas owing to enlistment for overseas service there is now throughout Canada a great scarcity of farm ! laborers which, coupled with the diminution of land prepared for seed, will result in greatly decreased acreage under cultivation unless steps are: taken to improve tho condition in ; this regard; and Whereas it is believed that (here are ! in Canada and the United States ] C. F. TOLLESTRUP, RAYMOND, ALBERTA Electricity for Everyone Everywhere CRESS For Sale C00 Kwes with GOO good strong lambs at foot. Price right if taken at once. C. Raby 410 5th Ave. S. Phone 1553 122-tJ WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF Repairs for All Makes of Engines. Our plant is equipped with itp-to-dnto machinery and (million are thoroughly competent to handle any work on any kind of machinery. GRINDERS AND PUMPS Wo manufacture and have for sale Holler nnd Plato Grinders and Deep Well rumps.