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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta EIGHT SATURDAY, OCTODIiR OF INTEREST TO THE FARMERp'HffiCJ The Grasshopper Pest in the Prairie Provinces By Or. A. E. Cameron, Enlomcloglrt, University cf Saskitshewkn, In the "Far-men Advocate." _V- tin view ct ihe fie1. hooper peel vtlrh Southern ;i iccr. raado Ha Southern ibo sea-soD. iho fcllo-srlrj: Dr Cameron ir'H first, year have dissolved th? should ba ni-vi o' r.irred 'n rlie ?rur..> In 'paaroil on to the dry brin and poison.' lo ________.....__ _______u pav. say.- radars aj to eoiisihula Mirriug It ttorouahly. A way 1Q spring it c-f a poni. The ririaen of. .Manitoba cp peal Ii lo run It i tnedlalely by hftrroirlnj. Shallow hid to fight ihe-J in years gone byjthroufli meal chopper. (plowing, which vou'd andouMe41y Insects The uiUlure, of coune, Is uol ImtMiled to destroy locus is; It Bliaplj acls u a OU iiaslure lauid, or olhor areii! known lo attract locusts tor the pur-: WILL BE NO ALLIANCE ise ot vss-lifloE inuuld N? ploughed J TORONTO. QnL, Del. to deprh of at Leiti i.i laches fior'vlU ao alliance ol the Unltwd i Ihc egga have been deposited. Egg- Fanuers ot Ontario la (lie legislature' laying Lakes in late a u miner autl early In auluinn, and the plowing, therefore, ehox'J be done ia IMa'aal Bicinbore Q! old-11 no parlies In auiuiun or la tprlcjE. betore Ma; o( the forming a government. This decision following: in order lhal u niiny jwas airlyed at locdghl by Iho fgfa is possible will be buried of tho United fanners and U. F. irdTeuilac the youiXG eicap'.ng j O.-.Labor, afier n IcngLby sauCoij pail surface. If ihfl plowing Is dona a no tier Lonlgbt, with either the Com en (vet or but they may Join wkh Individ-1 do Y.V.1 tcrcai. and Tarns? itudy It c.iretully.) To the farmers c: cc-jlhera toba. southern and Eouthern Albc-rta. iha presen: yoar will long ba si a cms hopper year on of tta tre- mendous" liprijtfd cf ;his Iijarlaas tu-Jcentarj seel pesi !ls sadden lie _ _ pearenc? In the yruf.'ncM. Kith taova as RocSr YoaatAla locusts, vs- ihe rea-iK thai ihoiiEinli of dollars' I'.od ocr mli-Westera plains In damage lias beon io stand-1 armies, ic-aTlng deTR5tsilon ID tlielr wor'1 Crldflle.; if n i3rse quantity ot the bait up of the Kn-, ihc bran may bo pSniply j would not, many of ibe eff pods, TO EXECUTE PEACE TREATY PARI6, OcL aoaanatlons ot tariotw del eta. tea to Ihs liranch, lias achieroJ oti a cement Tltwr anil greai success. Irdet'd. lie Is ihs ons-. green rsliej ;n by ol an 'nal stumor of i.'ie nuir veil known ;0rJtairjr panlca hoe. whlcli rhe "Crlddle MUiure" trhlrh he fluids may ba adjej and the whole Icr tba( poisonlns of tbft pesl. Some-i tent coDEtauily stirred by tho hoc thine will be cf liter. j unill ill bran Is daicpoueJ. Any la the years of tha olucleenth Tessol or floor use! la rqjilnE ihe s cf ;his lij'jrlaas Ui- contarj and again tn (ha early years [formula should be thoroughly cleared sadden ct lie present cc-ainry. gmfshoppcrs in order lo rreTent all poisoninsllvo stoc'a. poisoned Twenty pounds of ih's arc sulficient io Ireat howeier. ba laorcughjon Interyrata'tlou and eiecullon of enough, io it Is cot recommended, lOenuaa peace Irealy -were on to Binder Twine 'record by Ibe lupreme council at to- rn the prairie provinces considerable day'd Tbe nomlna.IoOa reg- njnrr, aome rears, has been caused Utered were: Italy, Counl BODUI- locusls M crlcaeie eating Looxare., lio to Franco, binder twlna waea grain Is stnndliis and SIsnor Pallanio; Ftanca, fltephen lu Some kinds of twine, as for Pichon, the foreign irjlulster, nutl Jnstaace, that Is loosely t IT IB led, Boiihelot, poilllcaJ director has been moro to Ihe Inaects. i of tha (ore IK a of.kft; Great Britain, To protocl Ihe twine Ihe foHuTvlng has j Lonl Derby, tha ambassador to acres It Is not necessary Insect migrated from its of crop. uectfon whatsoever tho acven-; geaeral Injutcd to allrucl ihe Locust5 from con- Iren-year locusl which iomo aytbor-: about two years' liaie U would (bus! slderable distances. The bEPt results Iiies would have us be-Here indeed migrate from Us psrciaaenl home and j In dcstrovlng these insects aro ob- tlie nume "locusl" as applied to the breedrnE place iho AlVstern i tatucJ before reach tbo wingoii litter Insect is eorre'y erroneous i plains until H reached [be Missouri I stale, namely, when they ftro In the end has led ro much con'miun. II IrlTer, whence, following ihe-riTer val-j hopping slage. and In siau from about is belter known as the "dog-flay ley. it would proccefl u !ar south as (one-quarter to one-half ao inch, in and Is no! fconiYn IP occur In our prairie, This insect Is peculiar in Ihat H Ependa" seran- teen years ol Jl5 life iho ground feeding on tbo roots ol ahmba and trees. Ou reaching fall maturity It emerges from its hidden recassfis. develops and spends one short EG33OD ns a. mature adult abcTO tile ground. Tho broods n( thpio Ions- lived Insect? are defined and Texas. So Important did ibis Insect become that iho 1'nllcd gov- ernment appo'ntcd n scientific con1- mission to Investigate its habits, nrd the findings o: iho commission w length. Tho pofsoned bait should Le broad- astej in Ibe Infested area early io ime Ihe lusccta about alter ara i the uiornfnE; about ihe U- erc arc beginning to" uiore tnelr appearance ibcTo ?ro'jad has j fir us have beea able io dclermlne. oeea so accuraieiy iimed inat n ia the Jocusla that hare been doing the -now common lo laifc of (be "seventeen i damage are nil locally bred, Including year locual" year In the districts or as (hoy do, the 'locusIT embodied In iwo large reports. U Is [hcjr nsght's rest In treating largo probable that 110 oiher has had mucb -written about its life-blslory nnd as Ibis one. In the present outbreak the ftocky Mountain locust has noi appeared So the United Sietes where they occur. In the adult slate. Ibis :sstci is es- sentially dlllerent Irani the per in that its mnulh-pirls are aiapt- ed Cor EUCEing T7hprea3 the; true grasshopper or locust is bllins lEfecl. Or course this Is by no means ihc Ihe -TVo-Liced locust. Ihe lesser Mi Jocust. locust, and Tha Aiwcialed Baud ol the, Royal Academy of Music the Royal College of Music LONDON, ENGLAND. For Lout Exaahatiotn in Music ii British PATRON- rRESIDENT: H. R. H- Ttr Prince of WaUt, K.G.-.', The EunL-uurci, boJi I'ncunl Th-iTcricJ will LtU Oiiii u 1920.. wil, 1919 udiaApril, 1920. T--TS' Gold nm Sihtr HtcJi trt efmd ueurtfr SdioUphip, intiilb-; (a a jtirt free Otitaa JI of tie iiul eSiitdfT ia tKr wi 'f AiJL i a faT others thai irerc not EO nuninier- ous. In tome localities ibe Clear- locust has been most abund- ent, especially In of the south- jero dtslrict ot Menltoba and ewan. The lesser Migratory locust, however. Las been very 'acmerous ia other places, and as this Is-an-Insect which 13 capable of underlatlDg pro- longed migratory flights. It has lo be carefully watched. no hoppers have beta year ii Is more Ihan probable that Ihey will be found neil year. 13ren now Ibe InsecU bare been obBfirrei in Iheir migratory flfghts, wfogloff their .way inlo fresh territories. For In- Islaoce in Saskatchewan, tbe grass- hopper plague rias been contincd to I Ihe southeastern part of Ihe prorince, to the territory south of Moose Moun- tain. Recently, however, tbe grass- hoppers were obserred-to be flying in greal numbers 16 the territory north- tho HQ- Joubtedly'be that this ejfension of actmlies ba fairly gen- eral next year. The question is often asked: ie the raapon for a sadden outbreak such we are now The anawerL la the case of tbo grass- hoppcrV Two or three dry areas, il Is of th'e utmost Imporlance that the Infested districts cooperate aiid apply tbe miiture at .he sime time, The Griddle W In IhB- nrovinnfl nT mixture devised by Mr. Griddle, ol Treesbank. an3 named afler him, has en of much value !n conlrolllng out- breaks or injurious locusts. H has an added recommendation, in Tiew of )VilI Have Important Part En- forcing English Anti-Profit- eering Law Women ark to Important part In enforcing tbo anU- ?roflteering act .under Inatmctlon (or ,tJ enforce moat lisuod by Sir Anck- ind Qeddn, presldont of tho board ot trade. Local authorities ltt ;and n'nd Waloa are fnstnicted to sppolut local coftimlUoys. two mem- ben of vhlch murt ba to In- Deea found moat Milestone 1 pound IVaLer 6 gallons The balls ol binder Iwlne should bo GOaked In tho solution (or hour and then dried thoroughly befare us-'over 350 years. Japau, Baron i dor at Paris. The science of bell casting Las been practiced In ono English foundry for Fifty-four Candles in our Birthday Cake This Is our month. Incorporates In October IKfl commenced our yescji ago ihla fcri month. 'po'ral Wo bcjan buslntss Tlth a capHM ol I3.000.OW. am capital and surplus Tiave been built Our ttrit branch established La 1868. To-dav ve tban 380 throughout Canada. For your la our continued progress wo tniak 700. Lhe present high cost ol bran, in that U Is cheap. Ii made by adding one pquad of green, or iThus arsenic and one round ot sail to 15 gallons, by raeasure. of fresh horso dropping. Sulfic'enL ivaler should be added to tbe droppings lo mate moist, buL no! sloppy nnd the Paris greon and salt then added and thoroughly mlied by means of n tork or rake. The mixture may be scattered lightly from a low barrel, boi or lub, br means of A irowol or shingle, in the intested Ilclds, chiefly where the In- sects are feeding. The Value of Co-operatfon It. cannot be too thoroughly phasized thai iu order to cope suc- cessfully with an outbreak ol Ihe 'ox- tent such as we have experienced Ihls the fanners in the In tested .p-reaa rnusl organise nnd co- operate In order to light the pest In 5aakatcLewan this summer, severa such as that at Out loot; Tnsnsie and Eyebrow 'surmount in treating Inre5ted districts by..' bavins a COIH- rnunfty mixing centre, whtre (he farm ers called and toot away sufficient of Ihe poison ball to meet Iheir needs In Ihis way milloDS of grasshoppers were poisonerl and thousands of bush years Colfowlog one another. appears jeJs of Tvhesl saved. In many distr.'cty to provide the insect the best con- however, only a few farmers Loot up (JiL'ons for Dgg-laylng and maturing j the fight and carried it" out Jii Iheae (ita broofls. Further, the mlldnosa ol j the recent winters, and last winler especially., means Lhal there is a much Emaller percentage o( mortality among the eggs 'of the gasshoppcra than occara in hard winters. The in- jury, too, caused by their [coding dry summers Is mach 'mare accentuat- ed, because Ihe crops are light and CARDSTON DRANCH. BARONS BRANCH. F ires B re a k O u t and thieves break-in. Don't risk first, or. invite the second, by keeping, money in the Put it in The Merchants it will be. srfe.from. earn at highest current ratei. MONARCH BRANCH, all coroplalnU arising from the ula roliiH ot the arllclea to lift antl-proHleerlng act may bo Applied, from tlmo (o time, by Uio botnl of trada Complaints must be heard In pub- lic, In particular cases, ftn-l booVa or documchta must bo treated u confldenUnt If tho owner dc- Tho committee mar either disnilja complalut or It etllaflod Iho prol- It Is uajfuil, require seller to re- pay the amount la excess. The enm- alAO mny cause thf arraign- ment or the profiteer ia court, where he will he on conrlcliou Lo ;i floe of not mora thin 'HMO or.tir- prlsonfflMt Dot exceeding monthB or both. Two belllpirenl cals hoalll- Hies under a slandins milk wagon In Brooklyn. Tbe hone ran away ?.nJ crubed through a plalo class window doing (ICO The Royal Bank of Canada 1B49 Head Office...........Montreal 1 Capital Capital Paid Up............................ 'Reserve Fiinds............................. Total AMetc Sir Herbert S. Holt. Vlco-Presldent and Managing Director, E. L. Feaee. General Manager, C. E. Nelll. of Central Western IJranches, Hoberc rampbclL Special care given to Savings Accounts. ings Bank Department at ait Branches. A .general banking business transacted. SOUTHERN ALBERTA BRANCHES. Lelhbridge............................------H. M. Hanson, Manager Magralh J. 1C. Atkinson. Manager C arris Ion w. II. McKay. ManaRer Tabcr W. Doran, Managar Hea'd'Office: Montreal. OF CANADA 1BB4. LETHBR1DGE BRANCA i R. J. DINNING. Managed. .._ _ _ _ D. R. MacKAY, Manager.' i BRANCHES, Manager. cases the crops were saved or pnr Llally saved, whereas tbeir more neg leclful ne'fhnora have surfered-serlous losEC5. Alter ibe provincial govern- in eaL decided lo distribute in- charge the Paris green In mucb more effective was accomplished. rce of work The municipalities affected undertook, in view of the EOT- do uoL make sucli rapirt anfl vigorous crnmcnt's offer, to furnish the olhrtr growth as when the growing season j ingredients of the mixture, end after is furnished with a moderate quantity1, this system began, very results of rain., then, have been ihej-wero obtained. Next year we hops clirnat'c comllttons which we have had :lo have a organization In the prairie provinces in late years, at work, now that the farmers realize and It is on account of llic mild winters whai !a the extent of the damage doue 'and the dry 3 u mm era that tbe grass- i hoppers liRre become a veritable pest, [bo mucb so Ibal fanners who have not fought them before almost gave up Ih In d by The Hopper dozer Some cicellent results were obtain ed by the use ol the- hopterdozer con- crops lo Ihe ravaging hosls lirivance in these districts where llirs espalr. ingredients or the poison bail were Life History of Locusts at lirsl readily availnulc. Hopper' Loucusts, or asjdozers arc made of sheet iron, gcn- they are more generally spoken of, 'erally sixteen feet long, although they may he made shorter, they arc ticularly useful Jn destroying the part- ly grown insects. The essential of a j Progress and Development means more than a return to pre-war conditions, in points to even greater progress and development Firms or individuals who have plans for increasing Ihe scope of their business operations should sdek the advice of their banker. Avail yourself of our facilities. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE LF.THRRIDGE BRANCH WARNER BRANCH MILK RIVER BRANCH R.T. BRYMNER, Maniger J. H. S, GORDON, Manager J.V. STEEL, Managa arc true biting Insects ivhlch feed RC- lively throucbout all thfilr stages alter hatching Trom iho cgga. latter, enclosed, '.a packets are rtcpos- hopperdozer la a rather broad .shallow I ted chierir In old neglected i pan containing water with a ISLtle pa.elure lands. stuTjblc fields, and elong [kerosene floating on Ilia surface. roarJ sites, generally In spots Tvhere This contrlTance is prorldod with Lhe soil Is loo hard, and large- screens or shields on the Fj'dc and ly free ol yegetalioD. j back jn ordc-r to prevent many or the place In late summer and au- jlnsecls Irom Hying or hopping orer the the young locufils not halcTtlng machine while iti onerallon. The until about May of the following year, j sheet Iron or heavy pans should In early Ufa (heao Insects have nojbc about four Inches dtep, come two wings, and their chief habits are eat- wWe and from fourteen 'lo e'ghl- Ing and growing. Aa they develop [een feet long. In the case of the larger they cael Iheir sk'na from tlmo water-light coniparlmcnla should, y? fiallStone THE Remerly for Appendicitis tJCTi, Stomach Di.ardtra, Append icltband KidneyStoucs trauscd hyGa.U Slants, eople people ualil those bad itlacUolGall Slone Colic fipptay. Kot one fn ten Gall Slope." Sufferers koowj what is thetrouble. llarlatt'S Specific will cure pain or dtfori, ffbf at all Drug- gliti, ttecommoncfetJ by X O. Hfgfnbolhsrr, A Co., Limited, Lethbrldge, Alld, TOflOWTO OUT. 'time (intJI after the fifth moult, when 1 ilhcy hare fully developed After' becoming fully grown, which la gan- In the laller half of June anil early July, their feeding h.ih'ls arc Jes3 aclirfl, snd (heir attention 3s di- rected moro towards mating