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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta FAOC POUR ALTA., IATUKOAY, AUGUST t, THE CONDITION OF THE CATTLE MARKET Pertgriiie Acland under a Leth- ern cattle states.' 'The country wus bridge date line, contributes the .fol-. overstocked with cattle, which did the Toronto )owing racy article1 to Globe: Altu., July 1 million dollars I'd invest ev- ery cent of it in cattle. They an. Alberta rancher this summer. This was but one of many signs of the returning confidence of the western cattlemen in beeves as mon- ey makers, a_ confidence inspiredr by the handsome prospects this year looming before them. The present promises to be one of the best years the cuttle raisers of Western have ever experienced. _. Of recent years the industry has suffered greutly from a hick of com petition in the market. "There J3 practically only one buyer, the well known "Pat" 13urns of Calgary. Mr Burns is not only the chief whole saler, -but also the chief retailer o meat in Alberta, as he .has butciie shops in nearly every town of titi; importance in the province. He i exporter of meat. luch harm. Still more damage was wrought by the introduction of mil- ions of sheep into the range coun- ry. These destroyed the range. Vhere sheep have eaten, It Is he ground needs four years rcrt be ore it is fit pasturage for cattle "Much land haa become absolute Devoid of grass to hold it down, the sand is blown from place to place b> the wiudti. Then, too, the beef producing pow cr of the American West has been los ened by the settling up of ic-s. States which once were dotte only witltjat beeves are now covered with towns and cities, farms. True, as many cattle may ne produced in these states by the farm- ers as were formerly produced by the ranchers, but there is a large popu- lation at hand now-a-days to plied. All the best parts of the country are settled, and only those areas which arc too arid or whose surface is too broken and rocky for .agriculture is now devoted to cattle also tho main "Competition, is the life of trade, "grazing. Even for this they are not (well adapted, as many as from 20 to GO acres being' necessary to fur- t1 aud under such conditions stock business has not been. The Beef Commission of 1907 de- lates the life of the ranches. Many owboys, too, invest the major por- ion of their monthly pay of forty dollars iu young stock, so ha.vo exactly tho same cares and worries and rejoicings as their employers. Shipping itself is an arduous task, one of tho hardest the cowboy has to Hirform. At the beef roundup there is usually present a buyer represent- ng the company purchasing the cat- tle. It is his duty, if the cattle are Ijeing bought by the head, to deter- mine what cattle he should accept. If buying by weight he makes a jour ney over the ranch and after .deter- mining the average size of the cattle decides what should be paid per pound. When the herd of beeves is finally collected it is driven to the nearest railroad shipping point, and then the work begins. The cattle are dri- ven into a pen or corral from which a long chuta leads up to the stock cars. Into 'and through this chute the cattle have to be driven. The beasts, terrified by their surroundings give much trouble before they are it trained and frequently make wild rushes at the meix and horses. None are so glad as the cowboys when at last the work is done. It may last only for a few days but it means working with the utmost strain for man and horse. But if it- is the hardest work of the year it is also on many ranches the last. 'Peregrine Acland. plored in its report this lack of com- sustenance to a single steer petition. A change is now being The Umted States Government has wrought, however; It commenced, lust year when some 200 of beef were shipped' by AltHirta ranch-, ers to Chicago. RESTRICTION OP THE DEMAND In Canada the most serious result of the lack of competition was not the lessening of the price of beef cat- tie, but lhu limitation of the demand which was frequently much -less than the supply. This meant that many a rancher was unable to sell ihis beef and obtain cash when he so deslmi, and that he sustained a considerable loss by having to hold over his four year-old steers till they were five or six years of age before disp.osing o them. The enterprising stockmen who year shipped tq Chicago have" intro duced new conditions. Last year th United States welcomed Canadia beef and paid a price for it, which even after deducting for the heav duty of per left a prof at least as large as that gained a Winnipeg, and without any troub finding buyers. This year the United States not merely, welcome Canadian 1? her markets, she demands it. doe and ken. steps to remedy matters, and granting lenses is doing much to revent the overcrowding of the angc, and the intrusion of the sheep en on the land of tho-'cattle ruis- rs. But it will be some years before 10 country will have recovered, and icn it will be all it can do to fatten lough beef for the home demand. A PERMANENT OUTLET Meanwhile the United States will eed Canada's surplus beef, all of. it hat it can get, and some lending journals are advocating the emoval of the duty on Canadian attle, even as the English papers advocate the removal of the embar- PARIS IN DARKNESS Paris, Aug. was plunged in darkness for two hours tonight be- cause of an attempt of electricians to cany out a general strike similar to that of March, 1907.. The maneuvers which proved abortive are attributed to a desire of the revolutionary la_ boritcs for revenge on acount of an issued'this morning by the prefect of; Zeine closing the labor ex- change to the federated union of the department of Zeine, because of_the part the labor exchange took in the recent disturbances. go. The disappearance of the United SUIT AGAINST Montreal, Aug. D. M. STEWART action was States from the field in exporting beef will not only give Canada a bet- ter market in England than hereto- fore, but will also give her tho chance of securing as a market Jor her beef, the Orient, which, with the introduction of western civilization, may soon become a great meat ecc rumer. Thus, there is an opportunity for nada to a great meat trade, and no country is better fitted to many Alberta ranchers are conse- quently shipping their beeves to Chi- cago instead of to Winnipeg. Thus competition is at last introduced.- and it is almost certain that all will be able to sell their finished cattle this year at a good figure.- SHORTAGE SOUTH OF THE LINE The reason of this imperative call of the United States for Canadian beef is the alarming shortage of live stock within that country's OWH boundaries. The lack of meat is so great that some Chicago firms are considering the advisability of shipp ing back to America in cold-storage the beef which they sent to England last year, as Great Britain, no charging any duty can obtain meat entered in the Superior Court hare today by the Sovereign Bank of Can- ada against D. M. Scewart 'the form- er general A. Willis, Chas. W. Lank, Lanskil and D H Featherstone for the sum of 233. For some time there have been reports that the bank intended to take proceedings against the former general manager and the reports were confirmed by the filing of the action today, Mr. Chas. T. Casgrian acting for the bank but the declaration in uit has not yet been filed. It is understood, however, that the action gnisp it than she. British Colum- bia. Alberta, and Saskatchewan have mous capabilities for stock-rais- ing, not perhaps in'the old-fashioned way of ranching, 'when the rancher let the cattle "raise" themselves, with no attention on his part save branding; .but by the improved meth- ods of ranching now coming into vogue, many times as many kine can be supported by the country as the present number. WHAT OF THE BEEF-EATER How will this demand of Englaw and the United States for Canadian bcof affect the price to Canadian coit sumcrs? The anxious housewives o the Dominion may well tremble this thought, for under such cr.ndi cheaply from the Argentine. But ev- en England has been affected by the meat. Hitherto she has drawn upon the United States for one-fifth of her beef, and the Argen- tine cannot immediately increase its supply to meet the enlarged demand upon its resources. Consequently the cost of beef in the mother land has already risen considerably, and i ime' of the leading English papers are strongly advocating the removal of embargo on Canadian cattle. Thus another demand is made for the live stock of the Dominion, and one which is likely to continue, for the Argentine is already well stock- ed with cattle, and the United States will probably not again be of import ancc in the beef export trade. SHEEP CROWDED OUT CATTLE The siionlage of beef- in the United States is due to tho impoverization of the free range of the greet west arises out of Milwaukee Electric se_ curitiesj which were purchased by he bank while Mr. Stewart was gen- eral manager. MUST PUT UP THE COIN Kingston, Ont., Aug. Assize Court today nineteen hotel keepers pleaded guilty to selling liquor in prohibited hours and fines of were imposed upon nine and on ten. Owners of three steamers were fined each for selling without license. tions there can hardly fail to be rise in prices of (lesh foods. 'Ihes mav fluctuate, but will probably iv- main high for some years to come ill Canada can produce more beef hnn at present, and the United States can produce sufficient to sup- ply its own needs. Everything appears to be coming the way cf the rancher this year. With market prospects unusually good, following upon a mild winter and a wet spring, the owners of the herds grazing upon the foothills and THIS BET NOT A CRIME New York, Aug. making of an ordinary bet as distinguished from the practice of betting all comers, was declared by Justice Gaynor of the Supreme court today, not to be a crime. The case was, that against George Sterling, who was accused of violating the new anti-gambling law by betting a basket of golf balls on the result of a golf game in Nashau county, Long Island. prairies of content. the west may well feel THE COWBOY'S SIDE OF IT Not less interested in a good sea- son and good market prospects than the ranchers themselves are their em- ployees, the cow-punchers. The cow- boys receive no extra pay in a C year, but he has the satisfaction ol knowing that it prolongs and stim- POLICE RESCUED FLAG London, Ont., Aug. the past week tho proprietor of a large billiard parlor on Dundas St. had an immense American- flag hanging in front of his establishment. At an early hour yesterday a party of young men clisibed the telegraph pole and cut the flag down. The police came to the rescue of the flag win in is the property of the U. S. Con- sul Bussel. The lerta Railway and Irrigation Company Is now offering for sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THE MARKET t M __ i. __ nj _ _ _ __. _ __ __ ira urn OTmeiannHi IN wesi 01 WEUUHICT w. FROM Also a few Acre Lots East of Westminster Road, each T? AQV One-third cash, one-third 6 Ground As Illustrated Set of Two in Leather Case- months, balance 12 months. Interest 6 per cent, per annum IIM Mwy mi tttfm d, Mti. DoyUe Coacave for Eiln Heavy Beards Carbo Magnetic Strop BASEBALL RESULTS NATIONAL: At Philadelphia- R.H.E Chicago........................5.10.4 Philadelphia ....................7.6.1 Second Game- Chicago ___.1..................3.6. 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