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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta SATUHDAY. SEPTEMBBU -I, 1915 T It R I, E T H JJ U I D G K DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE The Rocky Mountains Sanatorium Hotel Fi-mik, Alberta Under New Management Up-to-Date In Every Particular. Famous for its Hot Sulphur Baths. AMERICAN PLAN. 'Rates Per Day and Rates to Boarders by Week or Courts- Best of Trout Fishing. HARRY N. ROSE, Manager. Vitftor Records for September on Sale Today There is a variety about the September of new Vitftor Records which makes a universal appeal. They go on sate TODAY. A few examples appear below but you'll enjoy them all. Go to the nearest "His Maifter's Voice" dealer aad hear bow good they are. II Sia II W.i MJM Dora. Blow. 17802 17822 r ExofeiU Sow br OU Bbck AW. 74442 SoM oa tmu, if Meed. Inm ta Vkloc Rnmb nt 9Ac foe ite two uy "H> Mnfcf't V" CO. UMTTIO Lenocr Street, Montreal DEALIKS TOWN AND OTY sent him to teach the farmers mod- ft HI innthodB of stock ralnliiK- oral western states, bankers arc fur- nishing (ho capital to emitp firm9 with blooded stock. And oven in I conservative MussaclmseU.s, one hjuik farmers tn improve thvlr I is reported to maintain an South Dakota Reader is Interested in Success With in Alberta-Binder Engine Saves Horses Ritchie Replies to Farmer Evans WHITE SWEET CLOVER A VALUABLE CROP To the Kfiitcr of The Herald: have been a subscriber for your Dally Herald for almost seven 1 years, and have road it more closely ill fin any other paper that comes to my table, for the purpose of Iteepint; wise ou Alberta conditions. My son and I own the west Va of Sec. j just north of Picture Hut If, and I own section of irrigated land adjoining the townsito of Dalroy, JUKI north of Langdon, which is an iu 1 1 note your statement in your Issue -of August 25, regarding the pieue of white clover on the of S, H. Dunham, east of Utthhrldge, which you noto as probably Uig only piece sown to white clover in Alberta. 1 1 sowed twenty acres to white clov- i or on my farm at Dalroy in May of this year, and have a very fine stand. 1 want to say to farmers iu At- bcrta that there lias been thousands of acres of white sweet clover sown in South Dakota, this season, and that it ranks as the equal of alfalfa as a forage crop, and will grow on any laud where grass grow, and it does not make any odds whether the laud has been plowed or not. I made a trip to Chicago in May, and from Sioux City to Chicago, and from there to. Grand Rapids, Mich., the right-of-way was full of Farmers' Co-operation DfMrmn.strat Work oi the S. Agriculture, prepared went a brief set of rules cnvi-riiiR ev- i cry farm practice u ore-wary lo make j the fanners ol the wniili prosperous, and independent and ilic lunds fertile and productive. Time shown tlii'ir wisdom and truth. 'I'he first coinmaniln.i-ni I. Prepare a deep sceilliud, break in the fall to LO or 12 indies, soil, "with an impli Us territory how to Methods. j The Chicago conference, in ses- s on today, includes among its dele- sales bankers, experts from the do-, pertinent nf agriculture, deans of ag-5 Hcuiiiuai colleges, editors of tura'i papers, arid plain there would be more of the: parlnicnl of I laat lhjs season were the crops not his depart- tfctdtts DELIGHTFUL I so i Among the (iuebtions to be discuss-! nd are: Whal can be done to m-ip the ten- ant buy a farm of his own? What can bunkers do to help set good country schools? How can the boys and girls be en- co.nragcd io stay on the farm? How can fanners more from what iliey produce? What must we do for the farmer's wife? How about the country church? Sounds very human and helpful, s little of i doesn't it? A programme of simple to he put; neighborly co-operation between lo- practice i cal bankers and the farming com- munity they serve may not stimulate rui ihormighly drained'; ;c depth of S, ordinj; to the that noi'brini; loo much nf im- subsoil t the surface." You will note here the subsoil as possi'i on top. Now, what Our plow is -shaped in turn all the.........., _.. bottom soil on top- .iu-i. tlic reverse ambition like ilic underwriiing of n of Dr. Knapp's i colossal trust for the spoliation of the The above refers I Now let us sen whs ditiii farmer liy Seager Whcclc katchewan, in O. twice, one in the fa; .spring." This plowing is 'i dinary plow in use plowing. people, but it SB a vast deal more u noted Canii-'creditalihi to those concerned, and i- more helpful to the nation. -nide' now1 BINDER EN5HTE nd then in the! SAVES THE HORSES Prof. F. .M. White of the Wisconsin mr with the or- 1 College of Agriculture, has just been The tup soil a good word for the gasoline turne'ti 'completely mulct- in the engine as -a supplier of motive pow- tiien it is turned tip "n' the surface in 'or on the hinder. He says: the, spring, so thai ilie rich soil conies on top io receive the seed. This; the right-of-way was full ol wmie rmv sweet clover, and clear up to the end drj 'fc of the railway ties. In many places fcu Uie the embankment and the _ sides ot I method hy plowing twice leaves the undersoil at the linHnm u-hen the vice can see the, Mr. "If the 'biril wheel' of slips or pinks into soft ground, makes no difference in the cuttin the binder it deep cuts were lined with wiiite sweet clover, in many more than a toot high, anil as thick as it could stand. Within one hundred rods of my of- fice here in Huron, South Dakota, there ip a vacant city block that, to my personal knowledge, lias had a vigorous growth of self-sown sweet clover for the last seventeen on land that is simply wild nrairie sod. Xo one knows where the seed citme from, nor has any effort heon made to protect it. The plot was used nil to the time the ground froze solid for rneiveiing cows, and was eaten down close to the ground, the first green thins in sight on that plot this spring was white sweet clover. The cows 'were kept off, and it lias al- ready this year been cut twice for hay, and Is making a showing for a third crop. Unlike alfalfa, any animal can eat itself full of white sweet clover witn- out danger from "bloat." The plant is as hardy as wild mustard and con- tains 10 per cent, of protein, against 11 per cent, in alfalfa, and has. a feed- ing value for 'work horses equal to good wheat bran, and will give a .good hay crop, and a seed crop later, .and can be pastured without damage close to the ground late in the fall. It re- quires no irrigation, anil will thrive on any soil. Yo.urs, for the good of Alberta farmers, (Dr.) J. H. SMITH. Huron, S. Dak. REPLY TO FARMER EVANS An interesting ered by the American Bankers ___ ciation, was heid recently in Chicago. Put briefly, its purpose was to con- sider ways for securing a better un- derstanding between farmers and bankers for mutual self-help The association began giving some ii-uuco.. i through! to the farmers about three of the points it would be impossible, years ago. It was high time. True, to reply to and equally absurd to do the flood tide of agricultural hostil- so )lv farming experience lias little ity to banks and bankers had passed to do'with the question farther than with t'-.e passing 'of the People's 4" But. nevertheless, the farm- Editor Lelhliridge Dear you will kindly allow me space to answer Gcc. H. Evans request, I will he much obliged, faome But what has weed question may be asked. And this is what 1 will answer, Weeds feed on the stibsoil or whal der soil. N when a small gasoline engine drives the binder mechanism. A four-horse- power engine, that may be attached to the back of the binder, will run the. do with the and do the elevating and tying. use of engine insures ai ,ui....i.. ..v.ii., even speed of the machinery and does or whal may call un-; away with clogging. If the grain is o one having any knowl- j neavv or dogging in the e'ievators, edge of the question will contradict' the can he slowed .down, ad- this. Mr. Evans says that "I have j jllating tne movement of the binder und that the ront will always he found n h M bottom t... uui. of the furrow where the plant food and moisture is, ami nut on the top." The reverse is the case. With the exception of what is call- ed the tap root, tiie iiunch oi roots ut a stalk of wheat in- oats are all in a clusleu at the top of the soil, that is, within 3 inches of the stir- facc. Bu there arc 2 to 1 inches of the this attachment two horses can do the work of six. The heavy work is done by the engine, and two horses only are .needed to draw the binder. As the load Is comparatively light, the same team may be used all Another writer for tho Wiscousir College adds-. "When silage cutting 1CH.U. 1JUU 11 LlltlL .111 IU ttuuo of subsoil on the .surface and the feed i time comes round the engine can Be lives through a dry spell, (hey mav used to drive chiner of the vs roug a ry spe, ey mav use be found deeper. Hilt as has been re- cant binder. After the harvest it can marked, the subsoil suits the growth be set up on a base, and used, as ans of weeds, while, surface soil feeds the plant, wheat, or any cer- ot'her engine, for such odd Jobs as sawing wood, running the washer, or 'These engines are being used suc- cessfully by farmers in Iowa, Illinois, and -many other grain producing that I have seen farming equal to any in Canada. Another point is that it is worse than foolish to say that anyone with- out farming experience should not write about the weed question and that if he did. he was a detriment and a danger to the country. Again he would impress on the writer not to advise on theory alone, that we, the experienced farmer's of the present generation and also our forefathers, escaped all the troubles hy not taking notice o! theorists. I! the writer knew Mr. Evans per- sonallv he would have no objection to comparing notes with him, and I -_ eal crop. Take an old trail across the pumping water. prairie when the black soil is gone by wind or wear and what do we find, especially if it is not in use, why the whole space that has been worn by the traffic, covered with weens. 'Learn this lesson, Mr. Farm- .WINTER RYE 'er, that weeds feed on the subsoil winter or fall rye has proven to be while plants, cereal or vegetables feed jn most districts in Manitoba. on top soil. Jt js- also a comparatively profitable ,J. M. RITCHIE. to grow on the average [arm. When used for seed production it will BANKERS AND FARMERS from twelve to thirty-five bush- IN CO-OPERATION I cls pcr acrei depending on the condl- conference, fath-! 0[ the land, or when grown fur ereen fodder or pasture it has prov-, en to he one of the best annual crops j that can he used for this purpose. Hi is, however, as a weed control crop t'hat is oi greatest value. For annual weeds, such as wild oats, -it is ex- ceptionally valuable because it is sown late in tilt! season and any wild oats that germinate in the crop are killed bv the fall then it rip- ens so early the next, spring that it is cut before oats mature. The land could then be plowed and a one you've been accustomed to buy DELIGHTFUL two more ffiljitirffi than formerly at the same price These illustrations arc actual size. Always insist upon dainty, mint-covered, candy-coated chewing gum, MADE in CANADA Save the Clilhion Cover Coupons found in every S, 10 anil 5jc. Chiclet Packace- CANADIAN CHEWING CUM COMPANY. LIMITED TORONTO weeds and put the soil in ideal con- dition to produce a good crop. Fair crops may be obtained by sowing on fall plowed stubble the dif- ficulty is to get the previous crop off iu' time to'sou- the rye. Time and Rate of Seed When sown for production the seed should be sown .about the first week in September at the rate ol half bushels per acre. For her or the first week in October. U it. is to be used as spring pasture, eare should be exercised not to graze it too closely in the fall. II this pre- caution is taken it can he pastured in the spring shortly after the trost is out of t'ne ground, li it makes good- growth wh'.e being pastured and the stock taken off as scon as the peren- nial pastures are ready, a small crop oi ijrain may then be harvested. This fall pasture the seeding should be; will usually he ready to hanat done about Auunst to September about the last week in J. 15, putting one and a hall Harrison, Manitoba Agricultural to'two bushels of seeil per acre. The legc.__________________! seed should be sown, with a grain j drill depositing the seed between Rev. Father Fohn Fleming, Chcs- two'and three inches below the sur- terville, has been appointed to the face If sown shallower there is dan-! charge of Wolfe Island to fill the gor of the stock injuring the roots hy tramping, so that it would likely winter kill. The licld is usually ready for pas- cancy caused by the- death ol Rev. Father T. J. 'Spratt, brother of Archbishop Spratt. Father Fleming will he succeeded at Chestcrville by i ne iitiii icnuj ture about the last 'week in Septrai- Rev. Father Crowley. while be could only secure advances on his standing crops at usurious rates, was not contented with bank- am sure if he know; about farming he would admit that Jaci may know as much as bis master and thai the master is sometimes as slow to learn as Jack. Cause of Weedy Conditions The cause for the weedy condition of the country is the shape of the plow that is being used. The following is taken from a not- ed authority. Several years ago Dr. A. 'Knapp, then in charge oi the 11 ,a we'll to sow this rye cnly on well worked siimmerfallovv. Any this- tles that start in the fall will be kill ing as practiced in the United States. ed lo the ground with the frosts and Perhaps it was because of- a sud- denly manifested.interest'in the land bank systems of foreign nations or the general public approval of farm credit and bank systems, such as sev- eral of the slates have adopted, that the Bankers' association suddenly concluded that the farmers, prosecut- ing as they do the first industry iu point of returns in the United States. the following spring rye makes such an early, rank growth that it smoth- ers sniiip. of the weeds out. It is also ripe before many of the thistles are in blossom and thus prevents them from seeding. After the rye crop n taken off if. rai be plowed and culli vatai and. many weeds killed in this manner. Where'winter, annual'weeds, such as stink, weed are bad and must is ought to be cultivated a little Instead I he, kept under control, winter rye of ignored. should not be sown because the win- So out in the middle west bankers j ter annual crop oi stink weed will are advertising that they wiB lend j grow and produce a heavy seed bcibre money for one year, without interest, the winter rye is harvested, provided it be used for the erection Where winter rye is. sown on'dirty of silos In St Paul a bank hired i land, best results will be obtained on from the state agricultural college its j summerfallow. The summer cultiva- professor of animal husbandry, and tion will have killed some of the SHOE POLISHES Three White and Tan Easiest to for all Shoes Tbi F. F. DALLEY CO., IM. Labor Day OFFICIAL i__________________. SPORTS Are at Henderson Park Where'' all Lethbvidgc should assemble to witness the Best Program ever put 011 iu this city. Thrilling' Cycle Eaccs and all the oilier attractions, that have raude the Labor Day Sports in .the city famous. Old Timers' Baseball Game. ,'1 Greasy Pig and Pony Eacing. REMEMBKK that all proceeds, afttr ex- penses, go to our gallant lads from Southern Aiherla wlio are lighting in the trenches for the Empire. Also remember .that the Red Cross Society noble institution that is doing so much to relieve, our brothers of their will have a there, and we hope all will support, their noble efforts. Don't forget; that every child that enters the ground will receive a prize, and nlso that all children will travel on the, street cars FREE to and from the grounds, and will also be admitted FREE RibXONE PHICE TO (Including the Grand Stand) ;