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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT mi- OFINTERESTTQTHE Raising Alfalfa Seed In Southern Alberta! (Elperlraenul Farms Notet During the last tew years soms ei- cellent crops of alfalfa seed hive teen produced in Southera Alberta, but CE tbe other band there have been runny more cases ot absolute (allure. To produce an abundance o( seed the id- j V.-j ,M falfa plant appears to demand a 'Iry jOrtSM to is ,aTell and ralher tot period when In k jnsmv" where consider- with, it tho same time, a (air but not .have b ot excessive amount of moisture In Ih. j ,.r "ho ..ed pllo sciL There are in tact so many factors that may come In to interfere -rrith the prop'sr forming ol the seed alter. the olant his bloomed that It nukej U o o seed production eilremely uncertain. 14, FEEDINQ WINTjR 1( the sttnd is thick even when 111 ON THE PRA1T other condition! are rifht. only few the bloonu at the top ire apl to, form seed, those further being] (EiparimenUl Firms deprived of sunlight wilt fill. An Interesting feedius tnal ot wm On dry land the proper way j often ite K weed are droned (rom te'.ovr seedi Whom aifalfa is IKMIS P-ouslwil il JiTa" i Decade Has Made District One Of Finest Farming I in Alberia llen'.'.J) i iiu i i'd in the terrl- de br.-.ndi since tte s travelling (orrespondent with a horse anJ carl from SATURDAY, MAY 81, Fine Show of Sell- ing Concern Opsns Kootenav Water High (From Our tnrv .o.-uins IMP at ntstit. from I'arniansay to attend The where proper arrangement! are made i (or tbe care ot the young lambs, ihtir, f tlie tho rank of premier province ol Manitoba and the chance for obtaining a crop oJ seed is in the second year. In our short -on. ic is necessary to let the first cut- oiher'iH tin? stand to give the seed ample time feeding pays as well as an> muer, noted in ail the -to mature. Unless we hive an .icep-iltoe ol th, sheep alous the roufe Real tlonallv late season the seed from the than raanj phases of liie second cuttins would not have time to TUB mothers of the siiUmb, tu the lots may have iluc- iv nave uu-iii w, oneritlon with its surrounding neish- f optr i ihiEe, or another meiaod which Is often resorted to is to follow with a horse rate yarned lately behind tie mower, raking one swath at a timo iavin; a man follow behind the rate throwing the bunches out of the way to prevent the mower wheels passing over them. For threshing the alfalfa a clover huller is not usually obtainable in this country, hut' an ordinary threshing machine, If all the concave teeth are. pnt in; and set close, will usually do a fair joi. If necessary the stuff may be run through the second time. The separator, of course, will not clean the bnt this may be done readily with a fanning milL f On Irrigated land durins.lrie.laEt few teasons considerable alfalfa seed has fceen where alfalfa sod i--------- L' tcv.-ris the- mercantile 6( )-3 pounds each, which at -4 Rs c decided to observe a per pound, the price obtained m Mor- den gave an average return of weane.ui. per lamb. The oldest .lamb, born on Jaa. 20lh weighed over SO pounds at e of sale. U should be remembered that tue above weights were obtained without reover. the mothers of anywhere on the range. A Hampshire ram has been used with these and his inBaence has been marked from the beginning, not only In the size of the Iambs, but in tho quality of the wool and the general appearance of Ihe flock: nl half holiday dur the summer to store up reserve ene-sy needed to stand the strenuous business espectec! from the bumper crop expected this fall. Barons and Noblefcrd are- each i croud oE their schools and cdu- S are coasted n. Hal in coinmuiiity lAiTSiiccmeui i school fair IE to he featured as 3 u o( the Bow uur CKESTO.X. BXV.May show o' blojsomj on all classes of fruit UMS la (he heaviest ever seen In valley, and on the earlier Tarlellot fruit "setting" eicellenlly. Chief Interest centres In the crop, however, which last season doubled the 1917 output on A less encouraging show ot bloom than is in evidence thli year. 11 the same ratio o( Increase, is such a showing not come as a surprise as a con- siderable area of young orchard Is coming iuto 1919 crop may easily reach boles, or ap- r-roiimatcly 125 carloads. Should Ihe present prospects mature into the yields they indicate, the half-million- dollar crop Ihat some of the optimists are predicting would readily he rea- "promise of a doubled output of fruit and' an increase in the vegetable ci- port has already attracted another selling concern lo open tor business at Creston. At the head ot It will be Frank Staples, who until lately hM devoted most of his attention to grow- ing. but who from now on will be at the marketing end of the industry on a commission basis largely. He was at one lime representing the Robin Hood Milling Co. in Alberta and Sas- katchewan and thereby established quite a connection. In addition he will have oullels for iruit at both Lethbrdge nnd Medicine Hat. C. Fl Hayes was the board of trada representative at the banquet tendered CPU President Beatty at Nelson on Saturday night. Ho spoke to tho toast to The Press, and Judging by news- paper reports of the event, his effort was on a par with many of the other speakers. The ladies ot Christ church held a ery successful country fair on Sat- rd'ay afternoon, with a card party t night, realizing in the neighborhood t (rom both (cnttires. Speers, a.Pincher Creek rest- busy making repairs and building a stretch or uew road at aoalfell, following thu completion ut which he will finish up Iho now high- Arrow Creek. With work Accomplished, aulo'.Bts troui the have A highway as far west as Creston, li, D. Staples, manager of Ores- ton Fruit Growers' I'nlcm, Ltd gol back yesterday from Vernon. where he had been attending a meeting of the directors of the oewlf-furuieu traf- fic association, an organlzullon em- bracing all fruit-shipping agencies, whose special object Is lo supervise fruit shipments so as to provide an equitable distribution of carload lots In the past the lack of an orgaalxatfoa of lhis tort has resulted In points like Oalgary belnc (lulled with trull, other points bare, or almost BO R. 'II. formerly provlncia horticulturist. Is managing of the association. Mrs. Sam Scott left oa Saturday fp: Kngland, where she his beea calle owing to the lerlous stau of husband's health. .Mr. Scott win overseas with tho local forestry corp over two years ago. Mr., Mrs. and Mlsn Birch, ot New port, 'Mcumouth, England, arrived o Saturday to tuake their home la th valley, and. are at present tho guest of their son-in-law, Kelsey. The Empire Day celebration al Orn brook on Saturday attracted abou fifty from here. The crowd wou have been very large had the spec! train fare been more reasouable. Pi' dollars was charged for the trip, whlc Is at least half a dollar higher tba the regular, fare. AYilhin the month almost a doze new telephones have been install In town and country homos, bring! the number now connected up to ce tral to almost 100. A shortage Instruments helds up the installatl of B number of others. A TRUST COMPANY IniMdMl UltU formed iytiuit Companies, and how Inflwoc. la In .community. ,_ i, handHuf they projwrty. (9 ptyment of Taiei ind Premlumi. many other the trait rentier. >-hlch Into emy of Heace Company coiwi more place V rta corumunlly to which they entitled Tlrtiw ot varied form of uiefulneti. The British Canadian Trust Co, ADlllNHTRfcTOB, ABBlOHII. HIAO OFF1C1. til HFTH ICTHBKIDGE. ALBERTA PHON11MJ i i .1 A Western Bank for Western Farmers and Ranchers in IMIaWMtamO IJCMCXS Kcount BMK- Provide fotthc by K BuJcto w'r UNION BANK OF CANADA TU. KOOMT ml Wain OO i bmoE -wonnnso, MAN. BRANCH CARDSTON BHANCH. BARONS BRANCH, F.V. CAVERS, tlinwir. S. D. CR! millS, H.MI HAVANA, May The senate this pending the constitutional guarantees War Bond Interest Coupons and Cheques Cashed Free. The Merchants Bank will cash all War Loan coupons or interest cheques when due, on presentation, without making any charge whatever for the service, r. ,L If-vyou.hOTe ftpt-a Savings Account, why not use your interest money to open one with This MERCHANTS BANK Heatf Office: CANADA Eltablished 1864. LFTHBRIDCE BRANCH, R. J. DINNING, Manager. MWARCH BRANCH; V. A. EnERI.Y, Manager. M.A.KlLPATRICK.Mgr. river but regards the future ent has just bought a. residence on Icl-cod Are. Irom Mrs. Mead, and left to bring in hU household tfects' The Adams rlace. a I4.acre mproved ranch, just east ol town, was old yesterday to M. R. Palmer, who isld spct cash for; the property. J S Hodge lett yesterday (or Xlac- eod. where he will load another four cars of stock for shipment to .Ihe John Husrott ranch, wh'.ch he recently overflow on Kootenay flats extensive that.; communication with West ryresiparauu can only be" madefy boat. In conse- ouence the Kootenay "river feriy ceas- ed operations the early part .of the week The government contemplates building a new and larger scow lor th's run. and will likely change the ferry's location so as to shorten the trip to town. Boad Foreman- Harris has a gang IS CO eXiyitalTt: QJTJ III UitUMiliS Tim wllh West iCrest.on.oand Corn CreeR tofay. when Lieut-Col. Clarence development to he built upon the pro- already realized. Champion has -reorganized a real live bunch ol boosters in their Board of Trade who are realizing that tpv.-n progress depends largely on develop- ment of surrounding rural trading community. They have attached their I problems in a business like-way and (according to their.-. 'wiil make'a record for progress on these lines. Kircaldy townsmen sandwiched be- tween the larger rieirijbors are mak ing progress along the pathway to success. t Vulcan to the new arrival who .lake a look around on its sldewalkeil streets gives Ihe-appcaronce "hominess :or the rosy bungalows, well, kep grounds and tastefully planted tree onil gardens indicate that the''res denU have come to stay and mak their bbme at Vulcan. The hnsines rural communily surround ng mea are busy, too busy just now to denced by tho five elevatonI baung bother, much about boosting .still j taken by a vole of IS lo I. unanimously -adopted the bill last Wednesday' followlng'the reading of a special presidential message aak'.ng the chief executive to be authorized to suspend the guarantees whenever he might deem such a step necessary. The SUSP ens ton jprobahly will be made effective Immediately. President Menocal during the week requested congressional action In the matter of suspending the constilu tlonal guarantees as a result of num erous strikes that have taken place in Cuba innocent months. UNIOUE BANKING RECORD TORONTO, May nniQue rec ia banking will come lo a close Jennison retires from active bankln work, after having held the poit o htef accountant of the Standan Bank of Canada continuously for 1 years. 'Col. Denntson, In fact, leen in banking work for 50 years having-joined Ihe staff of the City )ank of Montreal, la 1S74. bigger'business which is steadily com- ing their way. A'ulcan's -various activ- ities add development are assured ol success. From Vulcan a stage line connects ivith Lomoni! across Lake McGregor. From Vulcan to Brant the motor PROGRESS AND GROWTH For over fifty years The Canadian Bank'of Commerce has been serving the people of Canada in increasing- ly large measure, until at the pre- senttime we have over 470 branches catering to the needsof the Country.; THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE road misses Ensign but its group o[ elevators on the skyline snowed it bas the germ of prosperity for its J grain growers. The crops and tha I farms observed along the way all look i I Brant, the town which plans for an I aeroplane excursion on June 3rd-, aho boasts of a Victory Loan Honor Flag with 15 crowns thereon, so that people 1 of Brant have a fine spirit for reach- ins the heights In any endcjror they i undertake. j Brant has a population og 200. a good public school with two teachers arifl a good fitlendance of pupils from tirades I. to IX. The commerce of Ihe To Send Money To Foreign Countries Payments may now he made by mall and cable through this Bank to points In: ALSACE-LORRAINE BELQIUM ..CZECHOSLOVAKIA OALMATIA FINLAND SWEDEN ICELAND LUXEMBURG ROUMANIA TURKEY-IN-EUROPE TURKEY-1N-ASIA .......Arrangemenls ratty also be made through Hits Dank for payments by mall to PORTS ON THE BLACK SEA rM DENMARK THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA JIaJor Hiram Bender, one of the old- est, and most prominent citizens of Niagara Falls, Is dead. Inr.orporatad 1869 London, Eng, Princes St., B. C. 68 William St. Up j___. 'i Htad Montreal Barcelona Plaza De Cataluna 6 ...t A.seti Lethbrldge Jtagrath Ca-rdston Taber BRANCHES W. A. Manajer K. Alklnion, Manager W. H. McKay, Manager o. Dkkson, Manager LETHBR1DGE BRANCH WARNER BRANCH MILK RIVER BRAKCH R. T. BRYMNER, CORDON, J. V. STEEL, Manager TRACTOR AGENCY A TrondectuV for otie or UTO young >nen. A Tratior of 12-1S itie lowfsl prlen on Ijfberal lerrV- lary. Liberal rillstuvul; Desire eneritUc inan than AiTdrdK-H hj c'jntiilejjce tu HA'flftY NEWMAN, President, SI, Mu., U, tf. A.' Twe strongly commend the purchase of Thrift Stamps and War Savings' Certificates, In this way you not only are aiding your country's finances, but are forming the Savingshabit. The Stamps may be purchased at any branch THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA U r HORTM J.C.SCOTT. U1MT i G E. BUETCHtR AVEKUE SOUTH f eiLUNGTOH MAMiMd. lltfl OAnOK ANO.STtRtltM L. G. THOMAS dry year of 1513 of grain circulate en able cash while in normal years such ii in 1315 or 1916 Iha crop sales would tolal about The pros pecta so far (or 1SJ9 are Fanrrland in'the Brant district Is increasing in price an! homesteads located in 1504 and 1905 at for 160 acres are now selling as high as 176 rer acre with farm sales commonly re- ported at (rom to per acre. Grain is as yel the principal farm I.lackie Is one of Ihe farthest north arge towns on the Aldersyde branch. Ha trade ha? Ihe backing of a sood l.-rmlnf; community. business men all ajijiear to he fcnture ot this town is Ihe co-operative lumber yard'and United Grain Growers' ele- vator. These tend to attract the trade of a large number ot farmers to this town. Several elevators provide- a con- flilerable storage- capacity (or the crop of Ihi.s district. T her transporta- tion business' here'is So brisk that a staff of tyo arc located at the C. P. U station. A pretty stands at the edge of the town and nearb) a comfortable manse. .lilackie Auto Club Is one ol thomos progressive hniong Southern Alberta [owns and plans'lor a motor run and picnic on May'24th. The molor run across country (rom Blackie lo High niver has the feature of a1 pralri landscape hanked atlthe'west by th snow-capped nockles.-hcSinrt which th nan was Belling. To Ihe aouth of Ih road is ft lake whcro a Isrgo numbe of cattle wore drowned during th storm of a few weeks ago when th herd drifted with the wimt! and belt Ijlinded by the storm beaded rlgh into the lake. But the same storm had broug growth making moisturo for Iho crop to now the grain and grass are (air ciimbing out of the grounds In th warm sunshine. Some extra good crops are expected nnd they are well war- ranted hy the Ideal cultivation nollce- ntile in some ol Ihe lleld.i. One