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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 13, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta fl�-.\i�6. J. Whitney, president, A. �. Humphries, secretary treasurer *Bd MiMit. C. S. Crest. O. M.Hatch U. E. limnelryk, U. A. HJelnista-Jt, C. J. Eckatorm. E. Hagell. Major Burnett. A. Kejes, O. Houk, W. O. Button, W. U. Fairfield, J. Kjauy F. Kotnsy and J. Ashcroft directors and 11. Macbeth and J. W. Bawdan auditor*. The directors report recounted tho institute meetings held early In the year, showed the membership to be 850 and then proceeded to say: Again �'o have to report a suc*>> fu) Fair. In nearly all departments there were a greater number of entries and in most cases the quality avowed a gratifying improvement. The show of horses was particularly good, and a nice exhibit of shdep Iron Magraith completed for the uist time ail varieties of stock for which prizes are offered. Your incoming �1 rectors will no doubt take slop* next year to secure a larger display or cattle. Jn a district so suitable that great loss is be.ng incurred .>y not using more pure bred stock, p;u-ticularly males. Your Directors do-sire to thank thobe who subscribed so liberally to the funds of the t-o-elety thus making so good a fair pos slble. as well as the exhibitors who mads the show and the public who gave H such generous attendance. We cannot forbear expressing our appreciation ut the excellent program of �ports provided. The quality comparing mors than favorably ./ith 4hat oi the big cities, wWile the quantity far exceeds that'given at Most. Taken altogether It is doubtful � ao much good games and races �er� provided for tho visitors of any fair in Western Canada excepting ' WmoJPft* and Brandon. IMPROVEMENTS. Thji hail been another year of Improvement. Ovor seven hundred dollars was spent In new stables, band stand and waiting rooms. Four hundred on fencing and nearly a hundred on plowing for trees tint) repairing track. The property must bs Miill further improved and toe incoming Director* will have to plan fheSP wHti reference to the greater ahow* we are.still to have. CARETAKER'S. RESIDENCE. la view of the fact that our prop- be more than repaid by the oaro a good man vould take of the grounds andbuildtngs for tho use of �fco house and an acre or two of land. I�OULTRY BUILDING. The poultry at our annual fair is one of its moat interesting feat una. While the cooping is as good as the best, the exhibits are wretchedly housed. A now poultry building should be built. The importance of the industry and excellence of tha exhibit demandB it. It is to be hoped that the new Directors wit, arrange with the Pouitrj toon in holding a winter show either immediately before or after the seed fu.r. Possibly a small show of fat stock might he held too. In this connection we think that you should impress upon tho depart* went the need of expert judges tor tho poultry and vegetables at th>ou think best for the community FI.VANCE9. Our receipts and expenditures continue to increase. Four years Ago we paid for prizes, agricultural products $331. last year 9941.50, and lh:s year altogether $1107.25. Four years ajgn your total rece.pts outside of loans were less than $000. This year it is ovor $5500. Tolerably good evidence that nur fair keeps pace with the development of the district. Our indebtedness at the beginning of the year was: Our indebtedness at the beginning of the year was: Notes ............$1330.00 Accrued '.Merest - 30.44 $1350.44 Owing on land ............... 334.00 of doing so. Tho exhibits of Btock and grain had not been what thoy should b� and he hoped the now directors would endeavor to make, these exhibits fully worthy of tho district ' $1083.4 I This year we owe bank Notes ............$1550.00 Interest .......... $8.05 $1018.05 Land........................ 321.00 $1842.05 Our government grant earned this year should bo nearly $000.00. Th.a reduced our total not inddUtedness to less than $1000.00. A small amount for our valuable property. . In vacating the presidential chair A. E. Kcffer mode a few remarks, lie thought they aero ruonlng, tho sfcon on tho right linos, but if in the future they had to follow in the stops of Toronto and run their exhibition without government assistance, he believed they would bet found capable THE II EM UT A X C KM A N. .(By N. SI. II. Bullen.) I'm only "a darned rcmlttanceman. ' On fifteen dollars a week. And I coino out bore to Canada. A competence, to seek. I'd never been used to work at home. Except by way of a lark.. Such as digging away at a rabbit hole. Or breaking a colt in the park; But I backed a horse for tho Derby, And dropped a tidy lot. And what with "Bridgo" and treating tho g-.rls, The whole tHlng went to pot. But I'd always been keen on.ridln' When I'd got a good 'un to 'go. So I reckoned I'd he invalua'Me In "God's country" don'eherknow. Yes; they call tho place "OoJ'h Country." As though they would suggest That they'd only to come and live here. To make him love it best. Well, when I first came out hore They put mo up at tlieir clubs, And tliey stood mo drinks in tho.r gilded saloons, Which in England we call 'pubs." Ami as long as'my money lasted, They flocked around like lx�s: When I hadn't a cent, thoy simply went. And so did my glided.earn. "Hoy would it be to go on a ranch? Ah, that's a happy thought: Simply rlppin' cheyin* cows. And dav.lish decent sport. So 1 hiked Away to Alberta, And got taken on at a ranch, And next I assisted a local bank. At its still more local branch. Then at real estato I tried my hand, On the tail of a in.ir.ing boom; When that bust up I marked- the games There were only two things loft to try So I ladled out drinks at a bar, And ended by washing up dirty plates On a beastly d*inlng carl Now thoy call mo "a darned remit-turwman"- It's like their infernal cheek. But 1 feel liko a multi-millionaire On my fifteen dollars a week. Petrolea, Novomber '06. Telephone 33, Lethbridge, Alta. LETTERS RE BRIDGE railway company in respect to their fixed charges and in the latter Coin-' hardly seems necessary as it is a pany'B chiof engineer on tho west un question that unless the C.P.K. can lines, was very obliging tn showing be brought to see the mutual ben-siVt me such plans as had been prepared j of entering into such a contract with for this structure and also sent to the town it would only bo loss of Montreal for further plans, which I time and expense to you going into am m receipt of to-day. Tho details ' tho matter further, as tho Canadian of this structure have not yet b'*-jn prepared and for want of thorn l am unable to mako any definite sta'e- Paclfic Hallway Company can ea�''/ make 'tho cost prohibitive to you and the only way to got its proper �on- mcnt in regard to the feasibility of sideration is for the city to mano a definite proposition of what you are prepared to contribute towards carrying a traffic bridge under tho Railway Company's bridge. The design that has I understand this structure, ami what further Oov- to n decided upon by tho Canadian crnrocnt aid can bo counted on. It Pacific Railway Company 'for this will resolve itself into a purely fin- structuro consists of stewl towers anclal question with the Railway carried on concrete or masonry tors Company and from my (experience the at about the ground level, requiring 100 foot half deck span to reach from tower to tower and 67 foot half dock span across the tower. That is to say tho spans are altr>r-r.ntlvely 07 and 100 feet right across valley. From such plans as I havii only way to got the matter hofore the board will be to make a definite offer of what you are prepared to get and give towards the facllitius you nrn asking for. The figures, which 1 haw given you, are to cn-ahle you to decide to what extent lijforo mo it would appear that tho your city would be able to conirl- traffle bridge would bo carried ut huto to the rost over and above tlw about 00 feet bolow tho level of the actual cost of the trusses for carry- ra'ilwny track and would require .'OO^ng your traffic. .. foot span and 67 foot span alter - nately that is tho sau� length as | the railway spans but of much light- or design. With the meagre information lie- fore me it is impossible for mo to state definitely the feasibility and cost of carrying out your idea for a high low! bridgo over the river at Jjotbbrldgo. I must say frann, 'Tin c.t up and git, and food your mules. And swallow tho Chinaman's xUw. Tho "Stockton Gang" are three mUts* away, We're ihere before the sun There's IJfU'en of us breaking the S'jd Before the day's begun. There's no orange bloom on the harness. But frost on the singletrees. And tho sun shows rod. over "Bal-dy's" bead. As you shiver and cough and snooze Tho sore-nocked mules are balky. Their collars are still and cold, As they turn up thu sod, for the "boss," thoir god, Whoso Master nx|ioct� his gold. From flvo o'clock in tho morning. Till one o'clock of tho day, The five-shared frames of the "Stockton gangs" Push the dry eand awuy. A hundred acres a day, sir. la what we are doing now; With fifteen teams and twenty men. Behind the "Stockton plough." At one o'clock, or thereafter, Tho "water buck" comes 'in view, With, a tank of wo.tor for thlraty mules, And "grub" for the "ploughing crew." There lis mutton stew, with.onions, And a liver and bacon fry; � ' Los Angeles tea" la a ten-gallon . can. "And Chinese dried-apple pie. M-� i I l i : � . i ' fci IS , But, oh! the digestion then, When wo ploughed from sun till set of sun. For a dollar a day, my men. And after that the supper. At tho ranch house "comedor" Sheep and potatoes, biscuit *nd beans. And coffee by quarts galore. And after that, tho "bunk house," There were fifteen of us there, With a stove- in the centre at white-hot heat, And never a thought of prayer. Thoro was 'Jim" from Arizona, And "Stiff" from old Lone Pine. And a Boston chap from way down cost- A seraph amid the swine. There were tales that were rough and tarry. There were ballads front over tho sens; There was all that is ovor in anv nian's heart. Amid such scenes as these. Uut whon the jug was empty, And tho pi(>es were almost cold. A lad in a bunk in the farthest end, Lifted the song of old: The song that touches the Saxon's heart. The song that our mothers sung, The song that stirs the soul of a man. In common h�arthstono tongue: "Home, home, sweet, sweet homo. Bo it over so humble, there's no place like homo." And rough men, wawlerers far fromi homo for years. Gazed at tho lad through hot. heart- springing tears. And men whoso lips wcro foulad with all that's vlK Listened and lost thoir vileness U�r a while; And one poor wretch that overwore must roam. Sobbod. as no joined tho chorui. "Home, sweet home." -F. H. Burton, in Mexican Herald. MESSRS. C. C. RICHARDS * f'O. Gentlemen,-I suffered for years. wKh hronchlal catarrh. I common :o*l in January last *i  ing their old home in Bear L�k* while away, after a aovon years ab-* enre. Old friend* and old scoajaa made the trip an enjoyable one though they are triad to he bock. Raymond Chronicle. ;