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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THKL L15 T llli It ID G'E I) AIL Y it K 11 A L I> 21, Serious Charge was Mad at U.F.A. Gathering Held at Warner CHEAP MONEY Fanners Do Not Want Govern merit Loans-Prefer the German System Warner, Alia., Dec. Tvas n red letter day In the history of 1ho local branch of the Dnited Farm- ers of Albertu, It being the occasion of tho annual banquet and .meeting. The affulr was held in Grady's hall, nnd proved to be- an uinjualified suc- cess in every respect. An enthusiasm was manifest at the meeting which shovs unmistakably that the farmers of the Warner district are alive and are loyal members to the great agri- cultural union of this province, which lias for Its object the uplift of the termers along all Hues. Assistant Secretary Woodbridge, of the central office, Calgary, -was present, and de- livered a strong exposition of the prin- ciples of farmers' unlonUm, and its ul- timate destiny in shaping the life and activities of all future rural jener iions. 31. J. Connor, president of the loc; union, was in the chair, and dischar ed his duty with grace and abilit AVhen the time for the commencemen of the meeting arrived, the large ha TVHS filled, Uiere being quite a mil her of ladles in the audience. G. Qui sey, of Noble, was Introduced as th first speaker. Mr. Qulnsey said that he had be closely connected with the TJ. F. work since Its inception, and was inor convinced than ever, that it was th greatest movement for agricultural a vancement that has ever been inst tuted in the world. The U. P. A. prin ciples would benefit all classes, fo when the farmer is prospering th nation is likewise prosperin The speaker appealed to the farmer ror their affiliation and support. El ery farmer In the province should b :t unionist. Numerous benefits woulc certainly accrue from the united ia bors of the farmers if they would onl stay together. That is the secret t the success of the U. P. A. There vas a splendid of officers at th central office in Calgary, and the were ready and willing to lead in fighting the battles of the farmer pro viding he was a member of the organ- ization.- Mr. Quinsey then turned his guns on the internal elevator question. He gave specific instances wherein he showed that the elevator combine was robbing the ftrmers of the west out nf their hard-earned money, resorting to the most despicable, but closely- veiled'methods in accomplishing their intentions. The elevator promoters in Calgary and Winnipeg were grow- ing fatter and fatter every day, while (he poor farmer was working harder, :ind his sons'and daughters were los- ing that education which they so Jnuch need in combating the various ovilb of the business and social sys- tem. A farmer at Barons marketed fight loads of wheat at an "interest" elevator, his 'weights showing that he carried on an average sixty bushels to tho load. He grew suspicious, and weighed one load on the U. F. A. scale, then proceeded on his way to (he "interest" elevator. As usual, he had sixty bushels, according to 'the agent; but strange to say, there was nine bushels difference in the two weights, and that in favor of the farm- er. Another farmer, who believed he was betting a raw deal on his weights, appealed to the central office. The ease, was thoroughly investigated and S24.50 was paid back to the farmer. The speaker himself had K0t SIC 00 lack from a Lethbridge agent, whose scruples were not to be depended upon. In conclusion, he advised the farm- ers to market their grain through the Grain Growers' Grain Company, 'who protected their interests, fought the unholy wheat combinea of Calgary and Winnipeg, and by. their' honest methods of doing, business netted the farmer on an average of from soven to ten cents a bushel more than the "interest" companies. Tenetj of Union P. P. Woodbridge was then intro- treating fully the purposes and tejrtte of the U. F. A. He went Into matter of co-operation exhaustive- ly, pointing out the splendid success it hid scored'in Germany, Ireland, and other European countries, to say noth- ing of Australia or Now Zealand. The Tamers' co-operative movement was one of tho chief ambition of the U. P. A., and to accomplish this aim tlwy MORE BUYIN GIFTS That "He" Will Appreciate Gifts Selected Here will be sure to please any Man! We Sell the things men men use. CHOOSE HERE and you'll make no mistake! Don't trust to memory, but check below the articles you are interested in House Coats Bath Robes Neckwear Shirts Gloves Mufflers Suspenders House Slippers Handkerchiefs Umbrellas Caps Fancy Vests Night Robes Pyjamas Collar Boxes Fur Coats Sweaters Hosiery Dress Shirts Suit Cases Travelling Bags and Travelling Sets SAVINGS HERE We will continue our 25 per cent REDUCTION SALE for the BALANCE OF THE WEEK. Dollars by attending this Sale. Suits, Overcoats, Underwear. Caps, Sweaters, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc. Come in and investigate what a off saving means on High-grade Clothing. Pick Suits Sale Men's Black Beaver Cloth Overcoats, reg. Sale Men's Tweed Ulsters, reg. Sale Men's Tweed Ulsters, reg. Sale Men's Tweed Ulsters, reg. Sale Chamois Lined Overcoats, reg. Sale Rat-lined Overcoats, otter trimmed, 1 beaver cloth shell, Reg. Sale Other Bargains in Fine Shoes, including the Geo. A. Slater Invictas, Under- wear, Fine Shirts, Caps, Hosiery, etc. t THE 2 Ms "The Home of Better Clothes." McKELVIE ek the undivided assistance of tho rmers. "We want the tanners to own anil nlrol everything they use and pro- said the speaker, "and the lartcr granted the Grain Growers' ompany, a part of the great affiliated farmers' associations of the three western provinces, covers every busi- ness that the farmer is interested in. The U. F. A. does not want the gov- ernment to own the elevators: it wants the farmers-themselves to own and operate them by a local board." The speaKer laid bare the gigantic trust organized by Bennett and Ait- kin, declaring that it would sap the very vitals cut of tho farmers if they did not organize IL it would bleed tlieni at every move, and no man knew the end. They already control 175 elevators out of the '-'24.in the prov- ince, declared Mr. and it was plain that their intention's vcro to exploit the whole province. Other subjects treated die as- sistant secretary direct legisla- tion, n standard machine noto, and cheap money to the farmer. These were questions toeing taken up by the U. F. A. Parcels post was also advocated, it being a principle oC Hie j creed c-f the union. In respect to cheap money to the farmers, he said that the U, P. A. j did not favor the government offer- ing cheap loans to tbe agricultural classes. Tt would only be another I whip in ihe hands of the party in i power. He rather favored the sys- j tern in use in farmers' credit in nature, but af- filiated with a central office. The German farmer was getting money for four or five per cent. Interest, and j the Canadian farmer-was paying eight. nine and even, ten per cent. i F. C. Steele, secretary of the Ma- grnth Board of Trade, wag granted a jfew momentum which to explain the government alWt course school which will be held hi Magraih for one commencing January A promise of :i live class from Warner was K'V- '.'ii Mr. Stcctc, and n proat ilonl of In- tercet wan displayed. Lisbon, Dec, Portuguese national debt has risen to hich amounts to about for ery inhabitant of the country. This is an increase of about cjpf.p ihn WIR overthrown. Parliament re-assembled on Nove-a- IJLI ,_, o.aicitu ui December 2, the date originally fixed, in order to deal with financial reforms proposed by the minister of -finance. These Include a consolidation of tiie whole debt, internal, external and floating, at a five per cent, rate, an, increase tax on. land, an amendment to the contract with the Bank of Port, ugal, and for collecting customs dues tit the current rate of gold exchange, Tinder the new arrangement, with llin Rank of Portugal, tho paper cur- rency will bo increased by about (iOO.OOu, over the present issues, am- ounting to wlflmnt in- creasing the metallic reserves. The government proposes in this way to obtain funds without frftph loans. The I'Bank of Portugal, upon the confirma- tion of Parliament of the contract, i will open a current acccunt with the I government of repayable In sixty years by semi-annual instal- ments. The government has a pro- gramme of economics amounting to The Republican .government came jiuto power with the public finances ;jn a deplorable state. The turea were already in, excess of come, and every department of the public administration was In arrears. Dr. Theophile Draga, who was pre- sident of the provisional republic, said in an interview "The public monies are Improperly handled, and, to my knowledge, con- siderable sums of money to the govern tnent's credit lost sight of! and forgotten in a certain bank. See- ing the incompetence of the Portu- guese financial ministers, it might be well'to-import a.skilled chancellor of the exchequer from abroad. What Portugal requires is a surgeon." An egg Lester employing nn elec- tric lamp thai a'Texan has patented Is so arranged (list the light is switch- ed on only 'when the egg is in position, (hereby saving current. MARCONI OCTOPUS IS London, Dec. that the Marconi company of Canada, by its acquisition some days ago of ex- clusive rights in wireless telegraphy in Newfoundland, had thereby set up a monopoly of the wireless system across the Atlantic, Archer Shore ask- ed the government yesterday as to whether the agreement applied to tlie trdUB-Atlantie stations, and, if so, what stops they proposed to take In the matter. Captain Morion replied that certain Canadian Company, but whotlmr Ihey cnnatitutecl a monopoly, it wa.s diffi- cult to say without a copy of the as- I'f'omoiH, Keeps the blood cool, sends the busy man to tbe office with an active brain and the mental and ;