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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 12, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta OPINIONS OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERRLH Readers' Opinions Shown by expanding circulation list. "The Best Read Paper in the West." Advertisers* Opinions . Evidenced by the advertising columns of this and every other issue. The Most Effective Advertising Medium in the District." ranes Opinions. Proved by the numerous quotations from it� credited and otherwise. "A Most Reliiable and Enterprising Ne\yspaper." Everybody's nion . . Shown by the continued interest in its colunins, which contain matters of interest for everybody. "Sunny Alberta's Best** Subscribe tor The Herald, $1.50 per year The Biggest, Brightest and Best Home-Set Weeldy in Alberto. Of Intertstto the Fanner ALFALFA PON'TS FOR CON9ID-EKATION. Tn Ma splendiil new lx)ok, entitlod 'The Jktok. *tji Alfalfa." �)y F. D. Cohum, recantly published by Orangic .ludd Company, he aays: Don't sow uny nurNc crop. Don't sow on freshly plowed land, no matter how carufully prepared. Don't let weeds or gruss grov- over six inchm high without clipping. Don't clip or mow when wet with rain o.r -duw. Don't let alfnifa stand, if turning yellow, cut it. Don't .sow old seed. Don't sow lesH than 25 pounds per. acre, fine hall each way. * Don't HOW on land that will raise 230 'bushels ot potatocH per ncrc. Don't sow 2ii acres nt first, sow five. Don't pasture It. Don't put any of tWa rotten 'manure anywhere but on your alfalla plot. Don't de|iend on "culture cakes" or soil from snmo distant field. Don't let water stand on it. ...Don't L't it go if a thin stand, but disc in mordf seed; don't bo a-frai'd you will kill it. Don't rcplow the land; disk 'it. Don't wuit .'or it to stool; it never does. Don't try to cut for hay until the alfalfa 'takes the field. Don't sow on any land not well un-dcrdrained. Don't leave your land ixiugh; use a rol,lor or a plank float to Jcvcl and smooth It. Don't give up. -Orange Judd Farmer. puts the land into condition for, another crop of wh�B't. Does tha Bare Fallow Pa.y? It w U Ije observed that this rotation does not include the �are summer fallow. Mr. Irniin says that according to his own e.vporiencc the bare sutmnur fallow is a losing pro-po.sition because he can secure ibetter rttui-ns fey seeding to grass and at the same time he gets a valuable crop from the land which otherwise would be idle. Certa nly a crop of timotfiy hay is a valuable asset on any farm, artd Mr. Irwin is satisfied that he can produce the tiitunthy and at the same time put the land in >>et ter condition for a succeeding crop than hy the bare fallow. ,Not only that ))ut he considers the former method more eflcctivo in destroying weeds, as the timothy �is cut before the weeds have time to ripen, and the fall cultivntion dostroys any that may come up later in the , oeason. ThoBc statements are unsul)�tantial by facts, and we would do well to stop and consider vk�3lher the bare fallow does not involve unnecessary waste. Mr. Irwin's c.\|)crienoc d than from 'hare fallow, because there is not such a strong tendency for the crop to go to straw and the quality of the grain is bettor.  The Question of Soil Fibre. One of the principal advanta^s pf timothy apart from' its value as a fo^d, is in the fibre that it leaves in the soil. It is well known that conr tinuous grain cropping with an occasional bai�' summer fallow .soon exhausts the root fibre in 'bhc soil and roduces a powdery condition >i''hioh is vcr.v undesirable as it makes the land much more subject to 'drifting and tends to prevent the normal circulation of air ami water., This � wn-" desirable depreciation in so.l fibre has been un'tiirely prevents On Mr. jlrv.i'n's farm by the timothy, and where Ihe land has ticen under grain for two years or moj* it is still in: excellent condMion. As a rule timothy is cut at the stage at which it will make the best hay, but ii so desired, it can ticmade a good paying crop if harvested for seed. ' Ijost yenr Mr. Irwin nllowwl some of his crop to ri|X)n and he harvested from 8 to 9 bushels per acre of first class timothy seed,which '.sold at 83.50 per bushel, 'l^is makes a remunerative crop, but the land is not in as good condrtion as when the 'timothy is cut for hay. Mr. Irwin states that as a general thing the timothy can be cut for seed in time to got the land ploughed 'before harvc.' away, and be for an hour longeri whtn 'the, proprietor vent in tatmi�n(t ?: askMl him. if he wanted to, he tstaownvi anything. "No." wM the v nervous. $ man, "I just wanted to ait' Moiind.v;^ My physician has'reconansnded^quiet/ for me, and h� says almve all^Mgs:: 1 should avoid lieiag. in a crowd; r Noticing that you do not advertiso ' in the newspaper, I thought' thisv^ would be as quiet a pl*ee;u tcouldJ find, so I Just dropped in for A fer/' hours of isolaitioB."-Ex. m is m Mayor Gaetz of Red Deer has,gone;nv oast to try to sell. RiHi I)oer^^^ in the eastern markets. If fjofi writes "opportunity" , oii one side of open doors, he writes "responsibility" on the other side.-? Anon. Crop Rotation without a 'i>are fallow Nor'West Farmer. A problem of vital importance to the farmers of Western Canada, ami one which in most cases, does not receive the consideration that it 'deserves, is how to arrange a crop rotation that will yield good fi'nancial rtfturns, maintain or increase the produotivo capacity of the soil, and at the same time prevent the introduction and spread of noxious weeds. It is a rtigretable fact that 'on a large proportion of our, (arma there appears to he little or no at'tempt made to follow a definite syatem of cropping, designed to mAinitain the soil fertility and keep the weeds in check, and the inevitable result is now alarmingly apparent. Fatilure to observe this fundamental principle of agricultural operations faasbrougpt on a very serious situation ' in tite oi'dcr sections of the country, for in many cases the weeds have become so strongly established that it is a very hard undertaking to eradicate them, so hand in fact that many of our farmers will not even attempt it. Depletion ot Soil Fertility. The weed problem in itself is sec-ious enough, but the question of moilDtAining soil fertil'lty ia now beginning to force itself upon the older sections of the country. For years we have heard absurd statemeivts about the inexhaustible fertility of the prairie land, and many have worked on the theory that the soil wiUsUnd continuous cropping indefinitely wit>t> out decreasing its productive capac -Ity. The folly of practising this primitive method of cultivation is now evident in decreasing yields from fields that have been thus abused and Western farmers are beginning to realize that they, in common ^^lith other tillers of the soil, have to make some intelligent provision for maintaining the fertility of their land. But while it is generally true that these worthy of careful consi'ck^iation by every farmer who wishes to increase the revenue from his land. In brief, Mr. Irwin's rotation is a four year one, consii�t-ing. of three grain crops and one grass crop, or, if possible, grass and clover. The l^nd is put into good condition and then soodod to wheat for two years in succession. This is followiod by a crop of oats or barley, atKl the land is seeded with timothy. The next season the timothy is cut for hay, and tlio land ploughed and ,worleud down Ixiforo harvest. After harvest thorough cultivation la con-'iinued as late as poasible, which 11 % Toilet Soai Why run the risk of spoiling the fresh, rosy tint o( a child's skin when a little care in the selection o( the soap will prevent it ? Get a soap that contains no injurious filling or coloring matter. T//��OYALaiOVI^ x-wv^^tx WINH\P^O V\M>*. \-- Machinery for Sale We have for sale TWO COMPLETE 32 HORSE-POWER COMPOUND ENCrtNEs! and a complete TEN BOTTOM PLOW FOR EACH, the iioeat steiun plowing DvtBt in Canada. See our work at MaSrath to prove this. Will sell one or both of tbMiloatfltt cheap. We have also a 44 x 60 NORTH VVESTERN SEPARATOR, complete .vitbblowerv wl^ feeder, belts, etc., that wc will sell with one of the outfits, also eight diikt complete rigfted to: run with engine. We will sell one or both cheap. They can be se�o at our fkrm, three miles north of Magrath. Call at our office for further particulars. We have one 50 horse-power large Touring Car AUTOMOBILE, Haynee, and one Bnick that will be sold cheap for cash. Our lands are nearly all sold, which is our reason.for eellinf. The O. W. KERR Company Such a soap i> Witch HaaalToil�4S�ia(ir^ A StricUy Pore. WUteSflipk It's especially 'tfraterul to a chiM's or an adult's sensitive skin becausa of the �' presence of soothinit, healing, refresh* ing Witch Hazel. There is no "just as good" substitute for this soap. It's different from any other. WIIlTNKY'a TTUIUjTK TO GRAHAM. ; Toronto, .Sept. 0.-Pi�mi�r Whitney \ upon hi.s return from 'the. old coiin -try, said to-day in fefcronee 'to the translation of Hon. O'no. P. tiriihaui to the federal cal>inct: '''In my opinion the cnpaciit.y of Mr. Orahaiii is quite equal to that of inan.v of his present collcngiics. As luador of the governmorit I could n.ilc for no inoi-e , ron.sonnl)lu trontment than I received from him with regard to the tlispos-al of pultliu i>iis,nes.s. Ho s(�ins . to undorstand 'thoroughly 'the proper course to pursue. 1 think it is .riglvt to say so publicly." THE LID DOWN AT NELSOX. Mayor Gillott has instructx?d the chief of poliC'O to SCO that no liquor is sold in Xolson hereafter hetwccn 11 p.m. Satuiiluy, and 8 p.m. Monday, except in hotel dining rooms during meal hour.s. The reason as -signed for the order by His Worshiii is the incrcas'inK nuinbors of men bo-cominK helplessly drunk on thostrcots oii Sunday,-Nelson Canadian. GLENDOWER ALLEN Rieal Estate Farm Lands Good Solid Investments. Raw and Improved Lands For Sale. Dobbie's Sub-Division adjoining Depot, from For plans and information apply tit v. GLENDOWER ALLEN ; Land Office Pincher Staltion, Alta ;