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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 25, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, ApHl 25, THE LETIIBRTDGE DAILY HERALP Page 7 0 RESOLUTIONS PA88ED AT THB CONVENTION UKQINQ SOME VERY IMPORTANT CHANQB6 Pure Clean Economical Boltstely puiHiy Is oloatti/ piHiparedy and It ootts no mora tlian orillnary Teas. Ttio Mixefl Farming CouvonUon Is over. AUhoiigh iho attendance was not what waa anticipated by Dic sea-retarlftB. aJl the addresses were wo)l given and gratofuUy reoelved, and in purpose and ettoct IhlB, the Urst con-vfeiUlon In the JnlereBta of mixed farming, wider markets and th� con-Hervatlon ot mil' fertility, will go Oo-�vn In hlBtory as an un proper and reasonable Onanclal arcom* modatlon of the* farmer and the condition thus created tends to retard and discourage tlie adoption of mixed farming methods and the proper development of the. agricultural resources of Southern Alberta, therefore be it Resolved,- that tbla convention, tho m first Mixed Farming Convention held In Alberta, and Teproacntlug farmers, boards of trade and various other bodies, while appreciating and com-mendlng any movement in tho direction of Improvement of our present Bank Act, bcileVefl that really efficient relief to' the'existing dlfttcuUloa .-'Xperfenced by the farmer in obtain-In;^ needed fluanctal assistance can best bi� met by the legallswitlon of the Co-opcratlvo Credit SocUtles similar to those which have been so successful in Europe and India, and be it further Resolved, that a copy of these ro-Bohuions bo-forwarded to thd Dominion fioveruiTinnt nt Ottawa and tho I'rovincia! government at Edmonton fos- their consideration. Profitable Marketinfl Whereas, the necessity iiaa arlBon to provide in ample BoaBOU a porman-ont method of marketing at a profit to ilm producer of Iho products of the farms In Southern AlberU because of the rapid increase In mixed farming operations, and Whereas, tho present marketing through retailers In all small town**, und Jobbers In the larger cities a-ro Insufficient to handle only a small portion of the present output of our farj3ip, and Whereas ttie retail merchants In tho smaUer towns and ollles, and the BLAM, aniSN AND MIXK THE QEORQE QREEN GIVES REASON TO SHOW BENEFITS OF TERMINAL ELEVATORS wholesalers and Jobbers In larger places are Inclined to pay the lowest possible purchase price for farm products and dispose of them at the widest margin of pro/lfc that: the trade will submit to, and, Whereas, -the farmer is often unable lo satisfactorily market his pro-ductg under such conditions, which appears to -bo dally getting more ec-vero upon blm financially, and otherwise, and, Whereas there Is a vast demand for tbeso prod\KHtt In every large city In Wentorn Canada, and that It Is now met through the Importation In hundred ton quantities of butter from New Zealand, ateamahlp loads of beef and mutton, train loads of hogs uiid beef cattle, and carloads of eggs, as won as other farm produots In vast quantities to tho detriment of and In actual discrimination against the interests of agriculture and Its future development In Southern Alberta, the greatest prospective producing flection of Western Canada In dlverslUed farm products, and this despite tho high freight rates, the mlddleman'H r profits and tbo margins of the wholesaler, commission man and retailer, therefore be It Resolved, that we In the flr?t Mlx^d Farming Convention ever held, In as-semblAge at LethbrJdge in Southern Alberta, this 24th day of April, 1913, do advocate and Urge the establishment Improved marketing conditions which will permit of the producer being brought Into closer contact with the consumer; and that we recommend that an Independent com- i mission of live bo appointed by the chairman after ducv deliberation, as representing the Mixed Farming and Commercial Interests of Southern Alberta; and bo It further UeBolved, that the commlBslon be empowered In Us discretion to establish a centralized market or mar-kotp, and that wo recommend that nU farmers and ajl boards of trade in Southern Alberta render tholr heartiest co-oj)eratlon and acslslance to the commission, with the expectation that at least on such centralized niar-Uot shall be established within six months. General Vote of Thanks Moved by A. JMcCuHoufth, T.und-broc, -Feoonded by B. S, PnwBOn, Ooal-dale, and U 11. .ToUff, Haley: Itesolvod, that the i\Iixed f'nrmln>!: Convention In session In Lrfcnt parts of the province of Alberta, wish at tho concluBlon of this sccbIou to extend a vote of thanks to the Associate Boards of Trade of, Southern Alberta, the various boards of trade affiliated therewith, the I^th-brldgp Herald, tho News, tbo nvayor and city council and citizens of Leih-brldge fm* their kind and courteous treatment shown us on this occasion and wish sincerely tho continued success of this good work now begun. 122 bushels 10 were 25; HO 1540 7, graded No. 12, contained pounds. freight at 25 i 4 it. ALBERTA SADDLERY FIZGERALD SEVEN PERSONS REAL ESTATE DEAL AIRED BEFORE CHIEF JUSTICE HARVEY As a result of the excellent address by Mr. G .W, Oreen, chairman of tho^ mining section of iha 1/eth-brldgo Board of Trade, and manager of tiho Kllison mills, at the convention yesterday^ the resolution was pas^-ed, urging the location of an Internal elevator here. in hla addrnsB Mr. Green said: "To llluB'trate farnier'a losses In Bbipping to Fort William terminals, 1 will cito two Instances: **Wo shipped from Raymond, Ccto-bftr 22. car No. *I0700, supposed to contain 80,000 bushels of wheat No. 3 Northern. "Inspected November 5, graded No. 3 Northern, 2 per cent, dockage. "Car weighed November 5, contain^ td 77,270 pounds. "Paid freight, on 80,000 pounds at 24 cents, $192.00. "Was paid for pounds. "In the car thoro pounds at 24 cents, "Short weiglU, 2,730 pounds at 24 cents, lU.lT). "Total freight on screenings, $9.84. "Wo sl-tlpped from Magrath, November in, ciir No. i14132, supposed to contain No. 1 Red. Its record folio w a: "Inspected December 3 Northern 'tough/ "Weighed Pecembor 14f>0:50 bushels, 87,G50 "On which we paid cents, $219.30. Received pay for 1424:20 buflhels. Dockage amounted to $5.47. These are only two cases, but I believe they show that the shipper pays ihe freight on the screenings, f6r. which he gets no benefit, 1 firmly believe this excess charge averages at least an averiige of $5,00 a car, which if weighed and Inspocted here, would be saved to tUe farmer. The Saving "If we ship ten thousand cars a year from Scaithern Alberta, the saving would bo $50,000 saved to the farmer, each y^ar freight on screenings, sUrinka^'c and short weight. "lU'sides this there are thousands cf roral�ed to all who attend. All are given a cordial Invitation apd it is expected to be tho event of Uie reason. In preparation for the big athletic meet to be held in Rayonond on May 2Gth tho young lacfies are also practising volley bail. In which they are going to compete. Thc young men, under the coaching of E. Bennlon. are expecting to put a good track team Into the ^events and will make a good showing. A team wiii alao u� c-ntored LAXATIVES are onllrely different from other.*! both In lh�Ir compo�N tlon and their effect-complete evacuation without purging or dlsoomfort, 25c. ft box at your drugirist's. NATIONAL ORUO AN|� CHCMtOAkOO. or CANADA, UMITKO. U5 in the debate which takes place In the morning of the moet. We are v?ry glad to report that Henry RasmaBsen, "who had his leg amputated, Is getting along very nicely. Expert car� and a good con-otltMtlon has helped him from a had condition and he Is a very