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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, llllfi THE LKTIIBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVB I Why didn't I get it ten years ago? 0" THE ALASKA BEDDING CO. LIMITED __ Makers of Bedsteads and Bedding Calcrarv Heaina WINNIPEG :iflraSl VANCOUVER Calgary Hegina "ALASKA on au aiticlc means High G 69W IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVING THE FERTILITY OF OUR SOILS The soil Is tin foundation, not i but of the nation is practically in; great factoral v of welfare, hence it 'ible to excess and care on iu cuRivation and preservation. Therefore any know- ledge that i'l'oni experience is or the Kreatest value. A iloai uf in- formation acquired from suchexper- ience is in Bulk-tin Xo. 27, aeries entitled "Suil its economic maintenance and just is- sued by the Department of Agricul- ture, of which Dr. Frank T. Simtt, the Dominion Chemist, is author, and which can'be had free by application to the Publications of the uartment at the capital. Dr. Shutt sounds an intensely practical note of warning when argues thai we have been terribly wasteful fif plant food and that every effort should be made to maintain and increase the fertility ot' our soils, and, by more rational methods, endeavor to put a stop to that waste. While the warning is dir- ected to the northwest, "where fann- ing lias been likened I" On- tario and Eiastera Canada generally are summoned to account, in brief, a change is called I'or from extensive to intensive fanning, the lesson that it is sought l.o convey hoins that there is more proiit in high Ullage and con- servation in cultivation than in meth- ods of mere routine. Having gone minutely into the properties, necessary treatment and application of farm-yard manures, the doctor supplies j giving the approximate iivertiK position of manure i fresh CITY FARM IS A PAYING PROPOSITION That the cily farm at Henderson Park is a paying proposition is shown hy lho following figures. The Ji'lr, crop, it will be noticed, served to feed the horses in the eity employ with a surplus of 701) bushels. The JSilt; statement shows a profit of over over running expenses. Statement for Fnrm, 1916 Credits bushels oats at IbH. green oats at per ton 1H5.0D Hinder sold ?1 Anrilv- How a poor student of chemistry who came to New York from Germany John D. Rockefeller, became'the chief ibl CO III- from var- ious animals, describes Uie mantirial Milue of clover, the component ele- ments and beneficial influence exer- cised by fertilizers, and refers to the places occupied by wood ashes and seaweed us potassic fertilizer. He goes into the virtues of gypsum and nitrate of soda as indirect potash fer- tiliser, concluding in an instructive re- ,-iew of the moans by which the productiveness of the soil may he in; creased and preserved, by .urging far- mers to make greater use of the var- ious means and agencies provided by the and Provin- the assistance of the man on the land by information, advice and demonstration." iherfl is no ho avows, "better provided than Canada In this respect." Regarding manure two im- portant facts to" be remembered are that where it is not at once utilized by being put into the soil or on to the in. .j.. -j. i soil, one-third of its ini'ial value is and amassed a fortune of j lost', and that the loss is least where disclosed by an appraisal of the i the manure is kept compact and pvo- Kx dilute Labor cleaning oats Teams ploughing May- Formaldehyde Seed drill i Seed oafs Teams ploughing and seeding i i Now canvas hinder Repairing hinder I Binder twine Casting for hinder......... jLabor Teams cutting I I set binder eveners forks............----- !'Labor stocking and threshing I Cutting oats r............... Threshing and hauling oats to i barn Threshing Stiflii bushels oats at 29.SS 10.00 U.50 70.SO sci.no 159.78 NEXT YEAR'S SEED The following tells how Segair Wheeler, of lioslliern, Sasli.. makes his selection of next year's seed: After getting as many as necessary of the most desirable heads from the growing crop as soon us it is mature. he laltes the bag containing the heads. places it on a hard surface and beats out the kernels with a heavy stick. When this is thoroughly done the broken heads and some of the chaff are separated out by sifting through a suitably sized screen. The chaff and dust thai still remain are taken out by letting the grain fall from one pan to another through the air outside on a windy day. Threshed in this way there is no possibility of any noxious weeds or even other varieties of grain becoming mixed witii the hand select- ed seed as then, would he were it cleaned through any machine that was used for other grain. The sowing of pure, plump seed of a suitable variety is one of the most important w-ays to secure productive crop yields. In or- der to band select profitably the pro- per types of heads must be known. In last week's Guide photographs appear. ,d showing the most desirable types of heads to look for in the growing crop, and also those which to avoid.. Head selection may appear to require i good deal of extra work just when the Inisy season is beginning on the farm. but any extra time spent on getting the best beads for cadi year's seed will be more than repaid in improve- ment in yield and sample in succeed- ing years. I Leaving a credit balance of Of the crop entire feed was i supplied to the lire hall horses, the city mine horses, leaving 700 bushels left over. b attracted the attention of chemist of the Standard Oil OFFICE PHONE 1313. MANAGER'S PHONE 1484. SMITH, MURPHY CO. GRAIN HEAD OFFICE, WINNIPEG. Write or phone at our expense If you have grain to handle. 'We can assure.you the best price the market will stand and give you courteous service and prompt returns. LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. SHERLOCK BUJLDING. N. T. MACLEOD, MANAGER. estate of the late Herman Frasch, of. York. Most ot his wealth re- sulted from his ability to develop a sulphur miiiR in Louisiana, where the sulphur lay eight hundred feet below the surface. He conveyed superheat- ed water into the mine, melting the sulphur, and then pumpting out through a pipe. tected from rain. DON'T BE A HOG With wheat round remember I that it is possible, even probable, that the Dardanelles will be doing business long before the war ends. Remember that the allies will send huge quan- tities of ammunition by sea to Russia land that the return voyage will be made with a load of wheat. Remem- j her that the ships that haul your 'wheat to market now come to this continent mostly empty, and the con- sumer pays for two trips, and remem- ber that it is possible that wheat may but if the Dardanelles are opened .ip for business, be very certain that wheat will a dull sicken ing thud, anywhere from sixty to eighty cents. Don't be ;t hog! ROYAL COMMISSION IS TOLD MANY THINGS ABOUT ALBERTA The C. B. Bowman Agency ESTABLISHED 1891. Grain Insurance MR.fFARMEK PROTECT YOUR YEAR'S WORK. will iniure your grain in stacks or buildings, by the day, week or month, and when told the policies can bf cancelled and a refund allowed. Insure in an Agency that will be in business to uour interests If a claim is made. Our Agency has carried o'n for over 25 years and is permanent. ACADIA BUILDING LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. PHONE 132S GRAIN! Unequalled facilities for secur- ing reliable information regard- ing brain. Frequent quotations. All markets. You are invitee! to make free use of this service. Ask for bids on your carlots of grain. Private wires to New York, Chi- cago, Minneapolis, Winnipeg Baird Bottercll, Union Bank Building, ARCHIE. E. F.EESOR, Mgr. Phone 1599. Res. Phone, 1862. MARQUIS WHEAT WORTH MORE THAN EXPERIMENTAL FARMS' TOTAL COST Coffee- In and 2 pound cans. I also Fine Ground for Pcrco- I lators. 173 Ottawa. Sept. Marquis wheat is worth more to Camilla than all the Canadian eperimental farms have cost." said 11. Newman, sec- retary of the Canadian Seed Growers' association, today, upon his return from an extensive tour of the prairie provinces. is hard to compute its value. Al- though ii was only first distributed about five years ago., it is-now the most, popular wheat in Western Can- ada, and probably seventy per cent. oC tins year's crop was the Marquis strain. I think 1 am safe in saying that if the Keel Fife wheat had been grown all over the: country and Mar- (juis. hail not been produced, we would this year have a crop of fifty million bushels less, which at prevailing pric- es would have meant a loss to the country of from fifty to seventy-five million Last Will and Testament The most important document a person of large or small mraiis> must pi epare. Leaving a will tonlnsion, costs and delay iiTthe.admiimtiation of one's estate Ask for our booklet ''A T.ilk About Youi Will." British Canadian Trust Co. PHONi 1843. CONVBEARE BLOCK LETHBRIOGE, ALTA. FOR SALE! 2000 Choice Calves Raised on the Mackie Ranch ENQUIRE OF A. H. Mayland LIVESTOCK COMMISSION MERCHANT STOCKYARDS, CALGARY PHONES: Office E5301 P. 0.- Resldence W1139 Drawer "S" GRAIN SERVICE ns when plac- ing your trade i.u fu- tures. You Avill like om sen ice. Calgary, Oct. Pearce, of the natural resources department of: the C.P.R., spoke before the afternoon sitting of the Dominion royal commis- sion, which is engaged iu making an inventory of the -resources of the em- plrc, in the ccimcil chamber yester- J day. Mr, Pearce gave a large amount 1 of' interesting and valuable data re- garding the quantity, availability, loca- tion and suitability of agricultural land areas in Alberta, especially in the I Peace river region. The session was very brief, adjourning at 4 o'clock. President Wood, of the U.K said that cooperation between the formers in all their affairs, for. their best interests as a class, was the ob- ject of his organization, but that their highest object, ultimately, would be to co-operate for the benefit all classes in the community. Conditions Improving Mr.' Wood, in reply to a question, said that in his opinion conditions were steadily improving in this coun- try, that the era" of speculation had passed and that the conditions which had prevailed in former years had passed. The people who wete now set- tling the province came with the in- tention of remaining permanently and that the class which .-had come only with the idea a quick pro- fit had already gone; Mr. Wood the farmers and the banks were co-operating well for the development of the country. The one thing needful for the grain grow- ing business, he thought, was an all- the-year-round market. George Lane told a lot about the livestock interest, gleaned from his 32 years' experience in this country. He declared that Alberta was as good a stock raising country as there was in the world and that there was no part of the United States which could pro- duce cattle, horses, sheen and hogs better and cheaper, than this province could. George Lane on Sheep To .Commissioner Sinclair Zealand, a great sheep raising od'mtry, Mr. Lane said that Alberta was a good country for sheep, but that conditions were not very favorable just now, on account of the high prices prevailing on the other side of the boundary. Coasiderable capital'was required to make a success of 'the sheep raising industry here. -However, there was still enough grass going to waste in the province to raise more sheep. Mr." Lane said that Canadian trans- portation companies treated the stock- men well. He was not so -mindly nis- posed toward the steamship cpmpan- ies and he pointed out in energetic language how the business was hamp- ered by Canadian tariff restrictions. F. Collicutt, cattle breeder, said that the demaud for high" class cattle was good tin'..Alberta and constantly in- creasing. BELGIAN CHILDREN ARE WORTH SAVING Little Canaille Casier, aged 13, ir an example ot his race. Liitle Cam ielle is an orphan. At least he does not know where his father and mother tfiey are jause they are Belgians, and when the Jirst tide of Hermans came into Belgium they became separated. Undaunted, little Camilla joined Ilia French army and became attached to a battery where he remained until a children's society took him in hand. Camille objected at first to leaving liis soldier friends hut finally sub- mitted with the observation that "nrdcr- are orders and are to be obeyed." These urt: (he children, this is tho type, that Canada is asked to help. Camille would have starved had 1m remained behind when the French army picked him up. Yes, perhaps ho would have died like many others as the result of a Germaa bayonet thrust. Instead ho fought as thous- ands of others ure doing, either ac- tually or morally. These are the cUildreii that must he kept by food given by Canada. Two dollars and fifty cents a month will keep several of these tots and their mother in food for a whole mouth. The Belgian Relief commit- tees sees to this. Their central office is at 59 St. Peter Street, Montreal. Send your two-fifty there or to your local committee and help save the fighting Camillas of- Belgium from, death by starvation. United Grain Producers, Ltd EMPRESS BUILDING GROUND FLOOR The New Whole Wheat Flavor originated by the According to the. statistics for the year 1915, which are now available, the population of Russia Increased over or 42 ner cent., since 1897. It Increased over or more than 2, per cent., since I9H. The total nopnlntlon is set down as All Wheat Ready io Eat MADE IN CANADA OST everybody has known for years that Wheat is the( most perfectly bal- grain food in the but nobody knew how to make it delicious to eat until the discovery of KRUMBLES. Krombles is the first wheat food that gives you all the delicious flavor of the sweetness that grows richer and richer the more you chew it Krumbles is whole of. the wheat, with all the starch, all the protein, all the min- eral salts and phosphates, and all the bran that people need so much. in Toronto, Canada. In the WAXTITE A Look for this signature. W. K. KELLOGG CEREAL CO., TvenK, ;