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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIXTEEN' tf LK1HUUIUU1-: DAILY HKHALI> SATWUUY, ATOIL 21, FOR RUE YEARS No R the Trouble Sinc "FRUlT-A-TiVES C. 1'. 11. Official-Tells Americans of Cheap-Lands and Uig In- Opportunities in Canada NEW YORK, April Cana- imnilgrzlion, Dennis remarked dian great need for that Canada as part of the Em- inuiigrants cf the proper class was emphasized by Col J. S. UenuU. Chief of the Colonization'And Development Department of the Canftdiiii Pacific Hallway iu an address delivered be- fore the recent conference on itutni- aration held here under tho auspices of the hiter-llacial Council. Col. Den- nis, who was representative of the Canadian and British IlecruHIng Mis- sion in the United States during the war and is familiar with conditions on this sido of tho line, compared the problems which Canada and the Unit- ed States are faced in regard to im- migration and frankly told his Ameri- can hearers that Canada is in a more favorable position in having better inducements to offer. "Wo think that In Canada we have perhaps more to offer the European immigrant today then you have in the United he said. "More in yore I remarkable for their longevity, but probably by none signally than Thomas Parr, better known under, the Hicknamo oi I'arr. who during the re'gn of ten Ensign kings and queens and died el the ago of. 153 years and nine months. Fortunately, the facts' in the casa of Parr ira so establlsued as to be incontestable. Ho was tho son' of John Parr, t: farmer of YVinnlngtoh, n the province of lAlderbury. Jls Ived home until the sge of seveu- ;een, when he out to service, and I it baa dsciartd by a minilier .ot mediul who have exk'bttiteit! the records His longevity Vas almost certainly due lo the plain'fare ond large amount of outdoor he was customed Ui -hisi-earlier days. Parr was not married ,until ho years ot age, and he had a spn.auij daughter, both of whom Qied In in- fancy. His Tvifer June, when he was 112, and ten years later, at the ago of 122, Parr married agapn. Kvcn before this time (he fame of the old man had spread throughout England, but he. had steadfastly-re- fused to leave his home In tlie coun- try, saying that he feared Iho change of diet and environment which would accompany'a journey to London. Fin: ally, however, Ihe Earl of Arundel pref vailed him to come to the In or: der that ho.might be presented at court. As predicted, the jour; uey life" and he died soon afterward. According to one of the commentators the time, Parr's "brain was sound and, though his eyes and memory were .impaired, Ills hear- ing and apprehension was very keen nd he.-was able, even in his ISOtli lo do any kind of work, even to ho threshing of corn." find-calls on Ihe stag, w.dt learn .whether Is ot.home, though it may. weU'ba lie has made a, shori prfltrnlharx investigation the previous evening, especially In districts where stsgs less plentiful aud reports of their being seen are few, But they travel long distances during the night, and tt would not do to rely ou a re- port of the previous day. i A-shallow pool near the covert near- ly-always betrays the stag, for after his night's prowl he can rarely resist the temptation of a rolling in the iauddy waiter and rubbing himself 'dry'against the nearest bushes. It (heiark of the .Willows and mountain ashes been peeled here ond there ftf yc Unhappy Days" are sent iu, the stag driven.out, and the hunt begins. The entire fire triune of St. Cath- arines except the Chief anil Assistant OhK'f resigned when, 'the council re- fused a 35 per cent, advance In pay. Ono of the members o' a bank- ing ftnn Boston, while iu the pro- vince, stales that his coiatry la plan- nlug A big constructive banking j ness In Alberta, Iu connection with the Lamson-Hubbaiil company Inter- ests. An. Edinpnton ofvico is to be opened shortly.. .nj, e! Djniilfe, "I UoelcrnJ wllh Ihe Jlrtl'. Ibt flrit of titf. Ihr.l I rcl i and beta entirely well tw Whi ice KKilfn boliw will j J. D. Hlginbotham Ltd., drui; Blsts, The private" bills'committee, of the Ontario legislature passed Toronto's bill authorizing the (Uly'lp operate Its. ftreet railway system under, a com mission of three members, Ydth or without salary. QTIZENS" FOR CANADA Tho immigration buildings at an? tio Eomin.ou's porU of entry _ a, curious gcene ot hffatle bustle shortly utter the arrival of one of the giant ocean liners, and witness is not likely lo soon for- get the commotion created by Ihe discharged emigrants. A mass (pf humanity surges through IDE galleriefi past the immigration offi- cer and thft various inspectors, and once accepted for Canadian citizen- ship, men, women, and children of every kind, loaded down with baggage ot every and form rush hither and IhlUicr making multitudinous inquiries of ererrone generally unacquainted with the next to be taken to further on their journey. 1'. neither pleasant nor com- fortable to land friendless in strange land. The hardened travel- ler feels this and more deeply- those who Act foot in a foreign land where customs, conditions, aad possibly language differ from those to which the emigrant has been accustomed frotn ohlldboorl. .Then the poUy worries Incidental tn travelling arc intensified by the total unfamlllarity On every hand, and each move ts fraught wilh Yet uch month thousands of potential Canadian citizens are arriving tt the Dominion's shores from tttn. British Isles, Belgium, Holland and Scandinavia people .who have up homes and life-long ties the promise of the great new land. Jnlp whirl of unfcmlllar clghti and sounds, In a confusion of humanity and baggage, many un- acquainted -fllh the language tiey on erery at the gateways of ths romlolon, nrrlve thfl ancestors of Iho Canadlfcnj of to-morrow. First impressions fit often linger- ing; they are apt to have a crnMder- able bearing on future outlook and the ezpedlene; o: the utaMit terrlce to these Dominion builders-lo-Lc, lie Deparltnent of Colonization and De- velopment of tho Canadian Pacific Railway, Interested among other progre.yslve phases, In the human development of the cminlry, has ap- pointed a colonization foster parent lo emigrants arriving on the company's boats. When a vessel sloamn into port he is there lo 60 on Ijoard with the Immigration Andrew McDuff, vet- eran of two wars, Vferaed In many languages, sympathetic, tactful, and schooled In the many sides of human nature, He Is at the service of these new arrivals to usslsl with infor- mation and advice. He shepherds (1) Capt MncDuff, of C. P. R. Colonization Department megling first party of emigrants (seasoii 1920) at St. John. A fine type of prosperous settlers. (2) British cirfigrants arriving on tha C. P. 0. S. Grampian for western farms. train, secures sealing, and sleeping accommodation, oversees the check- Ing and loading of baggage, everything humanly possihla In fsct to ensure a safe and entire- arrival at the many points of destination oven to accompanying the train on Die drat part of Its journey, It Is a work this fatherln; of thft Dominion's cltlzcn-to-hc, notnnly temporarily but Imparling Impression lo thepn si rangers Mat they are wclronx- that (Mnaila wans them. A cht-f-.rful sf nd-off, free fi-ciii annoying wnrrlw. means a groat deal, rinrl to (his end rotonhation Aseat has been One of the attractions of holiday- making in parts in or out. An MamiMtion of the ground may i rnveal hoof-marks, or as they .called, nnd it is necessary to be sure whether they are or old, not an easy matter after a spell of; dry weather. Alter wet it is not difficult, as there will be fl harder crust on top. and tho bottom of the hoof-prints, .will' be wetter than tlie top. It the slag passed that way a week ago during a wet spell ami the wCcUhcr has since dried, tho siiles will not be "SO clean- out, but dry and crumbly. Vegetation that has been trodden underfoot will also give a clue, as ifi still fresh the stag undoubtedly passed that way. the previous night. But even mars Important 1s it to learn whether the gentleman- In the covert is one of "warrantable" or huntable and not a hind or fe- male. The slot of a stag la larger than that ot a hind and shows other differences, while age Is denoted by various necullr.ritics well known to tlic- harbourcr, If for any reason he is still doubtful lie IcokH ior other signs. Deer are I very destructive -to crops, and he ex-1 nmine.s these 'in the vicinity to see what they will reveal. A stag is fond of turnips, for instance, but ho does not settle down' and cat all within n short radius; ho walks nlong, pulls one out, takes a bite, and throws It over his shoulder. A hind merely nibblos the lurnh.1 without moving it, (tnd the tcothmarka may also supply Information. A stag gently nibbles off the top of an of wheat or oats, whereas the- hind takes tho whole car. Having in this vht discovered