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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETI1BR1DGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, MAY 2B, 1017 ITEMS OF INTEREST TO TH& FARMER HEAVY LIVESTOCK LOSSES IN WEST- CULTIVATION OF TIMOTHY FOR SEED P I' RPO SES- G AI \ DEN K", ULTI VAT ION POULTRY DISEASE TOPICS 1VEST0CK LOSSES IN ROCKY MM 1 ALBERTA TIMOTHY SEED ClUf" {Pun's Udvfcw'i Severe wenihor iondliirus a ng heavy Insjcs of ran if and slu'rp i Then 11 tho northern Hocky Mnutiraii; re-!prrscii; "inn. according to reports received by j lavse imair.ii'.c ho V.S.A. Forest Service. Hrcnuse i C unusually (loon s=now,  wuriiiiitvl ' terms, ami iiio Into spring, the supply j of feed in most of the repion has b?en � ractkallv exhausted. Hr.y is nwv I selling n't ?2� to $40 a ton arid is j Almost impossible to get even at ; those prices.  l The loss of shoop in Wyoming. Jlon tana. Idaho. 1'tah and Nevada will Is feared, ho unusually heavy. It has been observed by the seed  will freely circulate, they ran handle merchants in Eastern Canada and the their Timothy better than by using l-ntted Stales. Hint the Timothv pro- � Krnin T}"{*r- T1'13 '"p"10'1 "f "it-.... , , . ", ! ting would also escape the low grow- dueod in Western Canada is :i large. >" observation, j ed 0I1 tll0 Chicago Grain Exchange at this time a crust will form almost I Wlck-ware now giving all his time to :l ,,,,.,. ,,,� nnim^is ' that when the heads are brown, his f0r prjnie Timothy seed. Prime Tim-1 inevitably. Such a crust, besides re-' this matter, even more information '.....! strlcting tho plants, prevents tho ac-;wHI be avilable. Specimens of sick ot air, and also facilitates the j birds should bo sent when practicable of moisture through evapora- nrid may be expressed collect if addressed to Biological Laboratory, Experimental Farm, Ottawa. poultrv will be welcomed and with Dr. Wici ' this matter, even more In (he PprifiV coast states and the southwest, conditions have been more lavorable a;:d the r;tock are reported to have come through the winter with only normal loss. The lambings whith are practically over, have been tiwii and the wool crop up to the average, while cattle are ali doing well. Here also the spring is from three to six v.TeUr, late. Iu this emergency the .supervisors of oil national forests have been authorized to open them to live stock which arc flicet of feed iu advance of the usual date whenever it can be dan?, -without material injury to the early grasses, and so far as possible tho forest servk-o will make every eifort to aid the stockmen in saving their animals front death by starvation. F Irrigation ....._____ w____ _.....____....._ 'hen. during prolonged dry spells, �.eH in blowing over with the chaff. I pre�e'nrcondlt"ions the cost of "putting j the plants give evidence ot suffering This resd is also liuht and chaffy ' Timothv from Timothy seed districts : because of the lack of moisture, water iu the United States on the Toronto market, including freight and duty-. ar.d possesses only medium to weak germination vitality. If the Timothy is left until ripe, there is a large wast- j js about equal to the freight rates age by wind, and tho seed also hulls 1 $1.21; per hundred-weight in car-lots badlv in handling. For these rea- {for Timothy seed in bags from Cal-sous it is necessary to handle Tim- ' gary tO'Toronto. is believed to be too othy seed so that it will not bg too ! excessive in comparison' with" the green, or too badly hulled, as these freight rate on Flour and FlaX'Of.^.j are factors both of which lower the ' cents per hundred-weight. Authentic-" grade of seed. In tho Pincher Creek 1 ally compiled market reports publish-district. the growers, through the '; eel by a reliable trade journal in the Southern Alberta Hay Growers As- j United States quotes the monthly sociation. are planning to purchase a ; prices of Timothy teed to growers in header, which costs about $35u.iiu. to j the United States as follows: try out in an experimental way this 1 The following table gives the Un-fall. They believe that by using a ! ited States estimated average price header, and storing small statics, made the so 1 heads :at the : per bushel to producers of Timothy seed monthly for seven years. NORWEGIAN STRUCK M!NE; London, May 23.-The Norwegian foreign office announces '.liat the steamer Gran. 1.15:! tons gross, has hecn destroyed by a mine. THE G, P. R. .GIVES YOU TWENTY YEARS TO PAY 131C 1915 1914 1?12 1012 1 f>ll 1910 .January .... .. |u.li;1 }�:.';:>. ?2.b7 ji.rn 54.12 February 1 5 .'. . :l.ia �2.6f, 2.12 1.78 7.2(> 4.61 March 1,1 ..... ".."JS ",TS 2.:',u 1.72 1 .u.l 4.to April 15-:- .. -. * \  .. ��i.Zl 2.�in 2.2S . 1.74 7.27 " r..i7 Jlay 15 .. � .... "J.T1 2.3S l.Tti 7.16 .5.24.. June .... ...... 2.-", 1.77 G.6S S.24 duly 1.1 ..... �.1!S 1'..17 2.S1' 1.94 5.�6 5.4S August 1.1 ...... .. ".;i*� 1.5S 2.4:; 2.01 2.20 C.52 September 1.1 .. 2,1 (j 2.12 2.on fi.lio 5-1.77 October 11 .... . ., n - 2.72 2.o'4 2.UL' 1.95 �.91 4.03 November 1,1 .. -.-0 2.ru 2.34  2.0S l.S^ 15.30 4.08 December 15' ... .... 2.sr. 2.1S 2.10 1.70 6.72 4.11 must, if possible, be supplied artificially. Where a supply of piped water is at hand, perhaps the most usual method of irrigation Is by , sprinkling with a hose. -Tit sprinkling � is practiced it should be done late in the afternoon. It is .not sufficient merely to dampen the surface; a thorough wetting should bo giv&. ,yv ;Aj more satisfactory and more economical method of irrigation, however,, is to open small furrows between the rows of growing plants and to :uipply water in these ditches from a. hose or pipe. Several hours after th'e-vwatcr has soaked iu, the dry earth' should be dra,wn back into place. HELD AT DETROIT. Detroit.: }ich.. May ^.l.-jTliouf-ands of persons attempting to come to Detroit from Windsor/: Ont., today were detained at the ferny station'by Canadian officials whq^began rigid enforcement of the Dominion's military law. No persons of military age were allowed to board a ferry'until' they had convinced the officials that they were not seeking to avoid conscription. f Year of Years 1rli'i OM'rt nnl Inrj^.f ' JJAtyJLc/ J'vtato itaihliur'J THE "C.O.D." OIL TRACTOR The ALL-Purpose TRACTOR You Have Been Waiting for The Tractor That Has Made Good In Western Canada Not Too . Expensive Not Too Cheap An immense area of the most fertile land in Western Cansda for sale at low prices and eisy term3 ranging from $11 to S30 for farm lands with ample rainfall-irrigated lands up to $50. One-tenth down, balance if you wish within twenty years. In certain areas, land for sale without settlement conditions. In irrigation districts.toan for farm buildings, etc. up to S2000, also repayable in twenty years-interest only 6 per cent. Here is your opportunity to increase your farm holdings by getting adjoining land, or to secure your friends as neighbors. For literature and particulars apply to Allan Cameron, General Superintendent of .Lands, Department of Natural Resources, 005 First Street East, Calgary; Alta. By referring to the above I will be noted that in the year mil, : pricea were exceptionally high, fol-, lowed by two years of minimum I prices. This was due to the shortage ; of seed in 1011, and the large acreage land supply of seed in 1912, causing j years the prices or" five or six ce:its 'per pound held very regularly, i It is recognized thai Timothy seed may be r.rown economically in the Province of Alberta where the rough- Local Agents V/ILSON & SKEITH Phone 1343 Lethbridgs Notice to Farmers The price of Cream has advanced 4c on Sweet Cream and 2c on sour, , \ PRICES ARE NOW Per Pound Butter Fat 4(ic No. 1 Sweet 43c No. 2 Sweet 40c No. 1 Hour 3Sc No. 2 Sour This l� the highest price In the province. ./ We still pay for each shipment it and pay all express charges. I Crystal Dairy Ltd. THE HOUSING OF POULTRY These are the days when the more study is allied to practice the greater I the- success. In food production, as j in all other things, this is eminently i true. Uook-learning is no longer an ' j object of sneering by tho man of prac-l j tu-al experience, lie has been farced I to the conclusion that an earnest study j | o: books, pamphlets and bulletins is a ; I tremendous help to the beginner and j often of tho greatest value to himself. \ ,In by-gone times poultry-keeping was' 1 of a haphazard nature. If the1 i lions were healthy and laid In myster-, j ious plates all was well. If they! ' didn't the true cautte was rarely dis- ! | covered and the fowl, having seeming-1 Jy failed of their usefulness, were , ! Eiimmarily dispatched. Today much ! ' of this Is changed and poultry-keeping table, it age after threshing may be used to ' advantage :n wintering ranch stock. It is believed by many that large areas of the principal Timothy seed meadows of the United States were put under the plow last fall, and that in place of Timothy a large demand will be made for tho production of i corn and grain crops. With a large j proportion of this production given over to the growing of grains and j corn, it is reasonable to expect a large demand for Alberta Timothy teed from both the Vnited States and Eastern Canadian Markets. C. SWEET. SOLD BY E. A. Sharman Company 1217 Second Avenue South Lethbrldge Phones: Office 1173' Res. 530 Not Too Heavy- Not Too Light < .Here's n ftepeiidflhlc. standard ilcsirrn, tractor that is master of �U farm jobs. U� 13,2.1 ljors�powc-r (Miglut* dues the work of from ten to thirteen horses mul s;ivi-s you men's \rn^es. It burns cheap kescrene fuel, and tbnt'i another bin saving. Its two-cylinder, four-cycle motor, opposed type, is free from vibration ami very economical. It will plow an acre nn hour. And when the ground is wrt nnd loos*-', the hijj'cone-shaped mud calks on the two Ur�e drive wheels atrip powerfully no there's unshnpinjr. Will handle a 21-inch cylinder thesher with self-feeder, winri"-stacker, wnftniwonejer and swinjjinu conveyor. Built for a lonjj life ; easy to kerp adjusted and to operate ; it cut* farm work aiid expense and Increases profi'*). Send for circular to-day. Wo altfo handle a standard lino of Grain Soparaton. Write ut for particular!. J. D. ADSHEAD COMPANY LIMITED CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVES 221 Curry Building, ...... WINNIPEG, Man. FOR SALE BY \ ALLEN JACK 1262 First Ave. S., Lethbridgc. Phone 1544 . Live Stock Auctioneer Let me conduct your farm sales. Five years experience in the States selling in the sales ring. WRITE FOR DATES WARNER, ALBERTA LETHBRIOGE has become a systematic pursuit per-1 milting of research and subject to ex- j perlmont, the same as any other i branch of agricultural industry. A' better aid to the very foundation of j poultry-keeping could hardly be desired than a bulletin recently issued by the Dominion Department of Agricul- j ture and entitled "The Principles of i Poultry House Construction with General and Detailed Plans." Mr. P. C. Elford, Dominion Poultry . Husbandman, is tho author and in the 55 pages of which this publication consists he has succinctly told, with abundant illustration, how poultry can best be housed and what is nee'ded in that, re-spect to make the birds good producers. There is little in the science of tlie proper housing of poultry that is not hero set forth, from comparatively palatial structures and model runways to tho modest arrangement of occupants of villas and bungalowa and dwellers on the outskirts of towns and cities. Ucsldes plans of desirable structure, details of the material required ami Die dimensions ure all given. In short the publication, which can be had free on application to the Publication Branch, Department of Agriculture. Ottawa, la the coiuplote text book oti tho inntterwith which it purports to treat. AUCTION SALE of HORSES & CATTLE The Trusts and Guarantee Company, Limited, of Calgary and Lothbridge. Administrators of the Estate of the Late A. C. Christen-sen, of Deazer, Alta,, will offer for sale at the   C. P. K. STOCK YARDS, CARDSTOX. Ahja. On SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd; '17 AT TEN A.M. The following horses and cattle which are the property of the Estate Note that while the sale 13 at tho C. P. II. yards (thoy having kindly been loaned for th.is purpose) this stock is all native stock, no imported (logics or Eastern stock. It was all raised on Mr. Chrlatensen's place, has been well fed during tho winter and is tn good condition, and is now offered for sale to close up the Kstatc. Most of it is young stock, which will grow into money very fast, aud will be a good purchase for any farmer. HORSES-The horses, which will be sold In the morning, are as follows: 4 grey mares, in foal or with foal at foot, ajjed about 7 to 10 yearB, 1100 to 1200 pounds each, well broken; i black' mare, in foal, aged about six years, broken to work or ride, weight about 1150 lbs.; 1 saddle gelding, aged about 4; 1 bay mare, broken aged about 5, weight about 1250 lbs.; 1 black gelding, aged about 5 years, broken, weight about 1300 lbs.; 1 bay gelding, aged about. 5 years, broken, weight ubout 1300 lbs.; 3 bay fillies, coming 3 years old, work horses, not broken; 1 bay horse; about 17 head of young geldings and fillies, colts, yearling and two years fcld, not broken, work horse type. CATTLE-Sale of cattle will begin as soon as tho horses are sold: 1 Shorthorn bull, said to be Pure Hred hut not registered; about 18 good grade beef cows, in calf or with calf at foot; about 23 yearling steers and. heifers; about 20 2-year-old steers; about 10 dry cows. The above cattle are most of them of tne Shorthorn or White Pace grades, are in good condition and will bo sure money makeis for any one. POSITIVELY NO RESERVE TERP/13 CASH EVERYTHING MU8T BE SOLO W. L. WILSON, of Leth^ridge. Auctioneer. I' BIG CLOSING OUT AUCTION SALE At the McVay Farm, Barons, Alta SECTION 11-12-22, W. 4th, BEING 7 MILES S. E. OF.DARONS, 23 MILES NORTH OF LETHBRIDGE HAVING SOLD MY FARM I WILL SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION On Tuesday, May 29th Commencing Sharply at 11 o'clock, the Following Stock and Farm Equipment: .' LIVE STOCK-40 HEAD OF SPLENDID HORSES AND MARES, ranging In weight from 1200 to 1000 lbs.; Also some Colts Yearlings and Two Year olds; 75 HEAD OF CHOICE CATTLE, consisting of cows, heifers and steers; 1 registered Shorthorn Hull, four years old; 1 registered Hplstein Bull, 1-1 months; 1 big Berkshire nour; some hogs; some poultry. FARM EQUIPMENT-Massey-HarHs blndors. S foot; 1 now John Deere mower; wagon gears; grain tanks; 1 cultivator; feed wagon; power fanning mill; flax attachments for Mussey-Harrls binders; John Deere gang plows; democrat; buggy; 20 sets good . work harness; scalding tunk; several doublo disc drills; 1 22-Shoo Drill, Van Brunt; Shop equipment including first class carpenter and .blacksmith tools; household furnishings; De Laval separator;' othor articles too numerous to mention. Will also sell a good 1U1G Ford Touring Car; and a 35-horso power Gas Tractor. * . , TERMS OF SALE-Cattle cashv. Purchases of .$50,00 or less, cash. All purchases over $50,00, including horses, half cash; balance a< bankable note due Nov. 15th, Interest 8 per cent. 5 per cout. discount will bo given on all credit amounts if paid In cash. LUNCH SERVED AT 12.30; A. JOHNSTON, Auctioneer A. B, THOS. QUINN, Clerk McVAY, Owner \ ;