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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HBRALD OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER Cottoned NnI $U Per Ton tecd^ Tliis Winter Stock- To meet tbc present emergency and encourage wintering of light cattle* the government proposes to take 400-lb. 'carca&es, the minimum at present being 435.pounds. IMho war .continues' into next summer the beef supply.problem"\Jrill derelop serious phaaes,. TherowlU be no Texas cat-tie in ISlSijind', such states na Wls-soui'l/Kinsae- anA:Keoraagn wiM feed few b,ullooks.. Cottonseed meal luia gone Jo-ISQ-iier ton, and bay is soaring raptdly,\a-JM0 "market fin? No. 1 Timothy at Chfcagfe feeing certain. Horie Buying Resumption of hon>e hifying by the British has "b^en ordered .for Oct. 1 It Is understood that inspection was BOipended Teceiifly owinp to shortage of ship space.'.5The United States government ^as' retfuestftd the British (By James E. Poole, Union yards, Chicago!. ' Chicago, Sept 28.*:-Cboice cattle are crawling to -a 420 basis, a nnrriber of sales having been made this-Week at %lfi.G0. SeveraFioads of najlve i to atop buylng'inai-es, a policy farmers Montana steers made $18. but theseTrasent,' as the country is, full of 1,000 prices afford no witerlon of what the I to 1,200-pound stock that should not future price will be, and only a �en-1 be bred. erous run of the western grassers The government proposes to estab-gelling at $14 .to $16. Withx. average .OlBh. a 13 ao.l .ratio. JjetTCesn corn and receipts of around 375,000 cattle at! hogs to encourage feeding. This will -western-markets weekly, there; is.trc-1 -tiraaro' the grower-the -value of 13 ,tually a dearth of beef, and only a'bushels of corq for every 100 pounds1 generous run of western grasse'rs'.has j of pork he produces.and as much more enabled packers to fill army contracts. I as affords. Such a policy � � - �� ! will, it is expected, prevent llqulda- - jUon ot light-hogs and transfer pigs npi CaV�*�* Z * ] from iections Where';corn is scarce to I fl G utialll Of 1 others' where feed-is abundant. Hogs * "w w*  ar* expected to drop to ah $18 basis thd crop'is ready. flw(n^^]q^yfe'ia>4r'4idia are paying |14 to |lSi50 per cwt. for fleshy -Tour work is heavy, and im, tired ! steer* ausceptlble of conversion' into �uncles are .at oomaion oeenrrtnee. - arni� beef Within 60-to 90. days, this Each time your back aekoa ywli blaawv rielftg a game everybody is playing, it on your work; and jjlfet than the There-will,be no long feeding until "danger lies-for thaUpainin the back the.^a^Jk oyer, and ttfe teed bill is 'may aot ie from siruin.1 as 'you sap- ', trimmed idown. pose, but the forewarner of Kidney or j Th�CTM*speet'hasva bullish appear-BUdder trouble. ance. �p> far as cattle and. sheep are Kar your'own-interest, it is\b�st to.'concerned: ' Hogs have been top h'eiVy.for weeks past,-and the'market ia'ready for readjustment to a winter proposition is to have the authorities/ operate the stock yards as public utilities, but It is a safe prediction that If. a program ot that nature is contem-, plated It win be deferred until! the' war is won. . ,.. , KEEPING FIBRE IN THE SOIL Overwork -: be particular and sure, as Kidney troubles inevitably pull you down and destroy your earning power. Take note of these symptoms. Do you get dizzy and have repeated bead-' aefaes, painful urination, brick dust deposits, or feel drowsy and, generally, � good for nothing! If so, it -s yom kidneys that are bothering you-not - werk-and Gin Pilli are necessary. - No person can work properly when they feel sick, tired and diaty all the  time. The more ;they- try, the more ^ energy they nse up; and this only tendt to aggravate their condition, as the kidney*.are already tired out with their endeavors to relieve their congested state aad perform their feWk ' tio'ri property. \ ' The kidneys are d lieate aad vita) 111 to |30 an acre; irrigated land up to $50; 20 years to pay. Loan � toassist settlers on irrigated lands: ' Get full particulars and free illus--Jfrated literature from - ttim cameron, GmI Sajl tt.1LUa* - tGo'lat St. Cast. CALGARY BruceV Regal Flowering Bulbs FOR FALL ,| PLANTING ) Writ* for iuaatMUd. Bdbe Plant* Poattqr SaaeaWs FKEE Ftx^iatetnowerUig indoors aad Spring Flowering .outdodia. /cV-Hoase without floWerris not a Orocui,.fa foolcoloia....... f .09 ,f..26' $1-65 ' Freeriii...;. , Wie.,;Calla WWte... '^^^V^SS^-"'''  Hvacinth^lUiman, four cojora Hyaciotha, Diitck^ fonr catota Narciatus, Single, 6 variebca Narcissus, Dooote, 4 wietiea .' Narcbeaa, PapervWhite. Soil* SlbericaV:............. :Snowdrops^ Single......i... Tulips, Single Mixed........ Talipe, Double Mixed....... Tulips,.Panot.1;............ Talipa, Darwia,.. ..... .Of .10 35 . 2.50 lO^VllO .10 .05 .OS .07 .04 .04 .0$ .09 .OS .05 '.H .50 .50 .66 .35 .30 .40 At .45 .45 2.16 �8.S0 5.50 S.SO 3.50 4.25 ' 2.66 / 2.10 2.SO 3.00 3.00 3.00 �is The Provincial School 0( Agriculture CURESH0LM, ALBERTA RE-OPENS Tuesday, Oct. 29,1918 . The. course extends over, a period of two winters of five months each.- r ' .".; Courses are given OOMEOTIC SCIENCE. in PRACTICAL AGHICULTURE. AND i No entrance examination is required. THE COURSE IS ENTIRELY FREE The minimum age of admission,Jor boys is 15 years and for ) .'girls 16 years. ' ' �.,. . \,$,\. '� I. k'For CJalendar and further pajrtifUlars apply to . ' - 'I' KpV;,-:jjk;:E: WEyEJR, LL.B., JEdmonton/.Supt. Schools of Agriculture. iC?*V^ 'J.^ot'EPHEN, B,'A.,'8.S.A., Principal, School of Agriculture,-j/ qiahsaholWfAlta. . (Farmers' Advoc^teJ. . Those whoso duty tt.lSi to" ferret out the best methods of culture for the production of the greatest yields of crops, at the same time conserving the productivity of the soil and the agricultural press through Its columns gives publicity to their findingsr-have consistently advocated, tho- necessity of fibre in the soil if it is to ^be in first-rate physical condition. This year, as never before, has demonstrated the sanity of that policy. No wind will drift a soil protected with sufficient fibre. Soil never drifts on breaking. . because ofr the root ^ fibre not yet decayed. Drifting occurs less the Becond- crop, after breaking than the third. Our methods of summerfnllow designed to conserve" moisture and combat weeds leave the soil in a hopeless condition against such winds an were common through out the west last spring. A practical illustration of the ines timable value of fibre in the -soil came before my observation; this season The farm is a large one in the . Red River valley. The district is. polluted with sow thistles. As a general rule the soil is rich enough . to. produce, with good cultivation, good crops over n long series of years without resting in the form of summerfallow. Ordin arily the conservation of moisture is. not the serious problem it is in some sections, although this farmer .practis es all methods of cultivation to prevent evaporation. The perennial sow thistle is his great Jonah. The nefar ious habits of this pest made it neces sary for him to summerfallow at least every-fourth year. Two or three years ago he decided to try a rotation, introducing a hay crop and reducing the neoesslty ot summerfallowing so frequently. He figured out  a seven-year rotation as follows: 1, summerfallow; 2, wheat wheat or oats; 4, barley seeded down; 5, hay; 6, wheat; 7, oats and then summerfallow. Out of 560 acres under cultivation' previously, - he bad one-quarter, or 140 acres, in fallow. Under the rotation with the same amount of land he has one-seventh or 80 acres, under fallow, and instead of the other 60 acres of fallow he has SO acres of hay. TJpto the present he is using Western rye lor the hay crop, with very good results until this year, when it Was difficult to get a catch owing largely to the wind.- In the course of another three or four years he will have had his rotation in operation long enough to have covered : his whole farm. r 'it ,. This year he had his. first crop ot Wheat on rye grass sod, add it was the beat crop on the farm a'month ago. Ovfci; the fence was- his 1 (last year's summerfallow on a field fwhichv had never been-seeded down'since it was broken nine yearo-'ago; fie summer-fallowed vto kill bow thistle and there was not a thistle in sights but after the effects of the wind there remained a very sickly looking: drop of wheat. So bad was it that he reseeded it with flax " in the hope of-^retaining what ;wtieat waaleft ana.sifting the flax out at threshing time. , Besides producing ,his best wheat this year the rye grass sod is free of sow thistlg except around two old stack. bottoms;.' Needless to say this farmer considers . the- rotation which takes: in. a grass crop .very superior to the method of farming he previously followed. He has a few acres less land under grain, but has a "fine field of hay each year and the rotation system distributes;.both horse' and man power and thereljy^reduces the cost of production. A jotation "of-this kind has many advantages. The prevention of soil drifting by, seeding down and cutting a hay crop is one of them. PRICE OPlflAY.ANO QP.EEN PEED ' Numeratn inquiries vhave teachvd the Central Office of the U. F. A, At Cajgary regarding the value of green feed ,cut wter ithe ,July frost. 'Both buyers and sellers-seem to be In d^Ubt as to wh�t Is a fair price for this, t tx~ 't ~ " this 'donnefction W. F. Steven*, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1918 SILAGE 80LVES WINTER .PROBLEM PEED With silage In the ration, dairy cattle can be kept in the condition; of health common to animals.on pasture. The digestive system of a cow is well suited for the utilisation of large quantities of green grasses and other coarse ..succulent material-Silage, is palatable, and so.other fead~rwill combine so well with dry hay and a little grain to produce maximum/ economical results. .. The preservation of "the mature corn crop or the sa.ving of one which, for any reason must be harvested before maturity by placing it in silos .is deservedly increasing in popularity. .About ..40. ^per cent., of the total food ^material 'in the' corn plant is "in the stalks aqd leaves. When only'the ears are harvested .nearly' one-half ot the crop, is'lost; on' the other liand when the crop is put into the silo the losses are very small. When drought, fpost, or insects attack a field of corn before Jt is ripe the entire crop, may be lost Unless a silo is at hand -in which to preserve it: '. ..,4 HOME GROWN PEED COWS FOR DAIRY To-feed the dairy herds -well, with the minimum of grain substitutes must be furnished for at least part of the grain. With a good pasture during the entire, summer and with rich corn silage and first-class legume hay for winter feeding, good dairy cows will yield a heavy flow of milk at a minimum ot, cost. Clover,; alfalfa, cowpeaj- soy-bea^X velvet-bean or other legume hay, when fed with � good silage, will maintain a medium ^production of milk at a relatively low cost. Under ordinary farm conditions it is hot'to be expected that legume hay will take the place of therehtire grain ration, but if. it is substituted jtn part, l&rge quantities "of grain will "be re-; leased for human food. Provincial .Livestock Commissioner, fives the following advice: � What is 5a"fair juriee for green feed, and how'Wufil it be arrived at? First \>f'all, the iirlce must not be iorhlgh as to drive the stockman to buyii^g Hay, or, it^iat 'catnot be seotired, to selling his'stock; and, secondly; ft must not be so low as to make the farmer indifferent about saving it, he farmer who lives more' than fifteen miles from a railway nan but one class of buyers for his stuff.'ThGab are the men who can contemplate moving their stock north. - Those who live closer in have an opportunity to sell to those who wish to ship'their feed ' south, and - rhosa who " purpose bringing their cuttle north; consequently they stand a chance of securing better prices .than those who are farther This unpleasant fact must he faced: That only:a.�few will realize for their green feed'>a price sufficient to cover their outlay In growing It. T'he amount that is for sale and the strong preference of the southern man for hay are the two factors that will prevent1 it; therefore, as the Price for green feed approaches that of hay, hay is the commodity that will be sold and the green feed left. The farmer who is at a distance from a market and has a crop'that will yield. two tons per acre, will find the following estimate approximately correct: Per-Acre Cost of cutting . Cost of twine. -.... Cost of stooking Cost of stacking . $1.00 1.00 ; .40 1.60 .4.00 Total: cost of saving crop . If -he obtains $6.00 per ton for his green feed in the stack it will mean that by an additional outlay of $4.00 per aora lie recelm $12 per acrei or 4 *e! a;T(tt)e. o'Ut ot wfiat;,would otherwise 3be. a total loss. , .v., . . .Cautiona-To the horthetH Mfltier. and the. southern buyeiTWdrd of caution may Igftfeortetgfaf.l'.'^rjoiVf'f *SipST ^.T1)V'former- should be'eareful' about Sneering mto contracts requiring de UteryfOt bhled feed? by a fixed rate,, fee�jWft lie tnay flbt bb able 10; get billing' wire "when he wants it. He, should-make it the duty of theHman jgbtf WJkntivthe feed baled to provide the wire; then if there should be delay because of a Shortage of wire the buyer, will'have no ''comeback" at him. '> � � -., The Southern buyer should bear in mind, the'fact that" northonOgraises will' not bear baling as sobn after putting as will those of the south. Northern upland hay hlfodtd not'be baled before September 15; blue joint 0c-tober 1, and red-top slough hay and green feed should be kept in stack until October IS; otherwise there will be. danger of moulding. All of these feeds' will be materially improved if from three to five pounds ot salt is applied to each load of feed. This ia particularly true of frozen wheat. Mr. Stevens further advises northern farmers that there is no hope of getting cattle to winter on a share and share alike basis, as no deals of this kind are being put through for desirable stuff. . ' HOSPITAL DISTRICTS MAY BE" TOO SMALL Edmonton, Sept. 26.-The order in council transferring the whole health department for the province of Alberta to the charge of the new minister of municipalities, Hon. A. G. MacKay, was passed Tuesday afternoon. This THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA HKAD OFFICE TORONTO �eT'o tors Money Orders and Drafts are issued by this Bank payable in all parts of the world. department was "organised and has been, fip to^lho'^regent ln,> charge "of #6n, $!tofge1 f^mitli,' but^witU the change in the cabinet whereby Mr. Smith takes over tho department of education,,, the; -nub-department of health harW^pJaced with tjje dd" partmedt of .mHintdipailtles, Itj has been considered' that the two departments' can 'work" to", advantage undeV the sanib Kead, isitlde ithe muntclpaii-Uos.'departmetit'requires much ot the same.deUIVefl,Information that Is re-:: . ^-Revfir.'. Rr 'flndoonlf: ^etl^cil|ii?mln later of Champibh, has t^gneiT an� is "to. be. replaced fby:'K�v;�Ff epjeook ohe ot "the Alberts ministers who hai � -..i.!.T! - � ----.Returned from France'after-Ion Kay, more'unfortunate could happen service overseas. ,." ; MNK-Or'-MWI'ftE UTAMU8BEO OVER 100 VRAM SECURITY Deeds^ Insurance Policies, Securities and other valuables should be kept safe from fire and theft Safety Depotit Boxes in the vaults of this Bank may be rented at a moderate charge. -Htao office,MONTREAl, LETHBRIDGE BRANCH.....G. H. HARMAN, Manage- AShormoIltka^ ALon? Profit J.C. SCOTT^ Manager,  - � C. F. BLETCHER, Manager, . . D. A. CURR1E, Accountant-in-Charf e, . " �34 13th St. North. 4th Avenue South.  at Coalhunt. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SR CDMUND yVALKER. C.V.O., LLD,D.C.L, Pmident KV. F.JONESj, A�'lCen'LKaiMiet SIR JOHN AIRD. Central Mtnage? V. C. BROWN. Sup't of Central Western Branches C*mAI.Piii�UP.*l$,(lh">- !i.'' LETHBRIDGE BRANCH ~,ZM .... F/WJ N^cHolaim, Manager " CABD8TON BRANCH .............. F. V. Cavera/'Manager BABONS BRANCH -----... S. D. Griffiths, Manager For Many Reasons Trust Companies are preferred as EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES UNDER WILLS. Their fees arc never more than is allowed to private individuals. Consult us about YOUR WILL today. FULLEBT INFORMATION FREELY GIVEN WITHOUT EXPENSE OR OBLIGATION TO YOU,, r \r The Trusts and Guarantee Cbnlpany^ linlitetf CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA  LETHBRIDGE OFFICE: BANK OF COMMERCE SUlLOInlQ, :'�; J. W. McNICOL, INSPECTOR.' " ?� ' .-4* '\ PUBLIC :ADMiTN^STRA^bR ANV^^ JUDICIAL DISTRICTS' OF' LETHBRIDGE^ MA'CLEOt. -'MEDlCINf HAT; CALOAR-Y.- rtEP-TOEglR.'ST6TTLEP.' . - f P. LUND & SON Wholesale and Retail Dealers in LUMBER Lath, Shingles, Mouldings and Finishing Lumber > Builders' Supplies of All Kinds > CONSULT U8 REGARDING PRICES, PLANS, ETC. 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