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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday. 'HMK T.nii. LKTJ1UK 1 Iv JJAJivV II UK A I., fl Merchants' Bank of Canada Proceedings at the Forty-ninth Anuual Mectins of Shareholders. unntul of ilimMl.k-fs cl (he o( at tfae oficr of the M DemnWr IHth. ihow: were llie Sir II. MouUfu Allan, Htmn. k. w. Biicxvril. Thwiwa C. II. Ibllutyut. .4. J. r. liuivar.i a. rallarmi; K. J. 1'IJ.Jimlsn. D. A. It. Ouiilwlr. Atlles, Mllou, C. T. B. llcrrMI, A. U. hum, It. Slim. II. B. W. H. Miller, J. M. KilKum 'ttcl A. Tte I'rKldcol of (Le Uink. Sir II. Monlupi Allan, to l.le.ltic ctalr, and Vr. J, M. Kilkwn areoi.'H'.d jorretar; lu lie Thf nolirc oSlltw Ihr mtrtliii; read. of the lail aiuiiuf wrre [TcKuUd and 'c, Is vcrr little that can he iloiw them Mtopt tJirotiffh (In- of the Stall anil I mar proved himself not only on tliifi m-onion bnt on variwii other oreaiione one of the and one I tun Kmt nkaaurfin trttifyinc to Cbc rnwRy ot the whnle StifT. "We Invrlled through th- tin's Siimmw, the tutifnl tt'a transited as coniforUblv Js wrc raiild, hut we hart liaivi his cafle had run into pneumonia, and on the following ciay his condition became alarming, complications hav ing set in tiiat brought rapid decllm aud hastened the end. John Weir Dobbin was born Apr! 24, at Greenwich, Washington county, New York, his parents beinj, Samuel and Elizabeth Christy-Dobbin He was married Sepi. 11, 18G1, at Car Icton, New York, to Julia Abigail Fill ler, who died in State Cent-re, March 1903. They were the parents o foiir children, all of whom are surviv ng. They are: Ward Fuller Dobbin president of the First State Bank o Bcr-trand, Nebraska; Fred Lee Dob bin, who is cashier in the First Na lional Bank of this place; Alice Eliza Dobhin, has maintained the. home since her mother's and Walt' Ransom Dobbin, American :Consulo Agent at Lethbridge, Canada. family of thirteen children, Mr. Dob bin is survived Toiily'two sis tors and two brothers. They Misses Mary Esther Dobbin, o Aurora, III; James Dobbin, of.Joseph 3regon, and Mayor, Alexander Dobbin of this place. Mr. Dobbin celebrated bis SOU airthday last spring and tlie even ;ook on the form of a grand receptioi in which the entire community par tieipated. Following his death las week, the family Vas overwhelmed with expressions of sympathy fron: neighbors and friends at home as weli is by telegrams and letters of con Iclonce from numerous friends 'ormer 'business associates who are low scattered throughout the country. the latter is the following tri- bute from J, W- -JTerrin, who became iropriet.or of the Enterprise in 1872, nit who now resides at Kingsville, Missouri: "When I took'the Enterprise in Oct. S72, at the age of 27 years, and wiih- mt business experience even in my ihoacii linu, 1 entered upon friendly personal and businoss relations with olm W. Dobbin which continue'] lirough all my years in State Centre. n those early years I took my .ser- ous perplexities and troubles to him, nd his disinterested, eo'iiservati nd straightforward talk was of im- nense advantage -to me. When i want d to be real sure of anything I went ,-ith it to John. Nine years ago 1 bade Im good-bye, and tlie telegraphic ews ot! Ins death received a few ours ago advises me that it. was for- in those years 1 have hcrished the hope oC meeting him nee more before either of us passed ver. "I spwtk of my own experience bfi- 111 se to me it seems to furnish a ear index to the character oE Mr. oObin. He wag a well anchored man e wns conservative und steadfast, e took no plunges In business, fol- awed no fads in politics, favored no xtravagances fit the affairs of his oinc community. He" was deeply In- Tested in the public welfare and ouglit always to" advance it; never retard il. In every phase and veu- rc in lii'o lie exhibited a sterling hoiiesiy, a steady conservatism, an i impartial farm ess, and an unswerving i determine ion and rfisolutetic-ss of piir-j which mfl-ke i mnn powerful r.ilher thitn popular; liiildic rounsuilors rather Mian social favoviti'-s. With those he hammered Y hl.i way from a small to a Ijrrjrft success, and left a clean irall bohliul him. "Kvnry r.oinmuniiy has leader, whetlicr consciously recognized ,or nol There is one JIIHII whoso opinion and judgment aud counsel arc first sought in ovory important f-iiterprise. -10 yenrsi John Dolibin WJIK rasily such n lender in State Centre. And he was worthy of It." Mr. Dobbin (o miinhood in New York and in the full of ISM moved to Sandwich, 111., where he worked ;it the oarpontcr trade for a time and afterwards ftngagod success.' fully in the boot and shoe business in.til tho fall of when ho came permanently to State Centre, although he had made several investigating trips to (his comity prior to that time. he Hrst came here Mr, Dobbin engaged lu tho general merchandise busiripss and in a few months, V, J. Shlpmaii. n nnniiniu.', who came out from New York, became associated with him. In 1868 Mr. Shipmau suc- ceeded to the business. Mr. Dobbin then embarked in the lumber trade and in 1872 took P. H. Hunson as a partner. This business was sold 'to George Klnzle in J8S.1. In 1SG9 Mr. Dobbin founded the first bank In this place, which he conducted as "J. W. Dobbin, until Jan. 1, 1874, when he took O. J. Whitson with him in the business and the title or-the institution then became "J. W. Dobbin flankers." Some'years later the was changed to "Dobbin which title the bank was; conducted until Its incor- poration as a slate bank Jan. l; 1002, being followed until Deo. 20, 1907, when Hie bank was convert- ed into tho First National Bank, with the First Sayings Bank as an adjunct, Mr. Dobbin being president of both institutions and continuing as such until his death. During; all his Hfe In Slate Centre Mr. Dobbin took an active Interest in all the different affairs of' the com- munity, and was rewarded with, posi- tions of publlp-trust on different occa- sions, among others being postmaster with appointment under date of Dec. 3, 1S64. He a constant attendant and liberal supporter of the Presby- terian church of this place from its organization 4ti years ago, and he was also a charter member and the first Junior Warden of Terrestrial No. 276, A. P. A. M., membership in which he retained until his "death. Interment of the 'foody was made 4n Hillside cemetery. The honorary pall bearers were: W. H. Slipp, C. C. St. j Glair, S. W. Morgan, all of Marshall- town, W. M. Palmer of Des Moinea, R. A. fliick and Col.'JQ M. Wentivorth; The active' pall bearers 'were: W. N. Gilbert, W. E. Watson, J. L; McMahon. E. W. Bishop, A. J. Palmer and MJ. Rolnvedder .The floral .tribute was especially profuse and beautiful. Large pieces and neatly arranged bou- quets were sent by business and so- cial associates of Mr. well as the different organizations with which members the family are identified. Relatives of the family >vho here during the last hours of Mr. Dobbin's sickness and were 'present at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Dobbin and sons WeJr and Free- man of Berti-and, Neb.; W. R. Dobbin, of Lethbridge, Alta.; Miss Mary Dob- bin, Miss Esther Dobbin, and. Mr. and Mrs, E. S. Walker of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Shipman, Emerson, Iowa; Misses Anna and Etta. Dobbin, of Cheyenne, Wyoming. FARM LANDS FAftM Crop Payment, Straight _ -North one-half of Section 29-3-17, 4-iniles south-west of Warner, 200 acres'broken' Two miles of fence. Good water, flood The right place for the right man, 0. T. LATHROP Fire Inturtnce to Lomn CHEAP HOMES -6 room, 2 ftony on. 1 1-2 lots, near Oalknltk Bel cash, ineBtlily. Five ropmed, fully inoJern cottage, w lone lot, nilt eir line, (12300.00. ciih, In flve Tear. The C. B. Bowman Agency SLOCK. PMONCt MONTANA SHEEP ON 1 ALGERIA NONE TOO SAFE NOW PROPOSED SUBWAY WILL WEAKEN ST. PAUL'S London, Dec. question of danger to the stability or" St. Paul's Cathedral, which has agitated the minds of, Londoners Tor many years, las been re-opened by a proposal which, if carried out, will be, accord- ng to Marvin MacArtney, the arclii- .ect to the Cathedral, the most serious peril that has ever threatened West'! agnificient structure, The London County Council, in fac POURS OUT VITRIOL OFf WftATM f London, Dec. H MwrtB) ham, editor ot The Nation, bo a Tlj orous attack upon Bonar Law, and hj conference proposal In ibis Ni tion. He refers to tbe strong hare poured in from, Cai Australia and New "Zealam als ada. which must be very the leader of Opposltiod, an says "The susbeauon that the bllity of imposing BritlBh. taies ilka be undertaken by the r< preeentativefl Is regarded The ordinary colonial IB a sirapUrtain ed reaaoner. reasoning leads tali to the view that if he is Invittd't have a hand In the British taxing po icy, the British government may want to have a hand in hit. Nor ar his (ears foolish. If Bonsr Law's geatlon ever crystallized into a prtct cal proposal. It would certainly pear a part of a larger scheme fiscal co-operation for the purposes o common defence and forelp policy between 'the Mother Countr and the Dominions Though Premier Borden no have thought this out, a great deal o hard and clear thinking is going on in. the Domhilona, and Bona Law's rash proposal will Introduce new and on the whole a profitable ment of suspicion The present tude of our Hmpire toward -Bbriar LAI and his party, 1B one of grave quietude. Independent :reforir ens have succeeded in mfuihig a act a rate spirit of hostility into each o the forces whose support they hav endeavored to secure lor their phi CO-OPERATIVE, MARKETING OF WASHINGTON :APPUEi Spokane, Wash, Dec. ing the organization by Pacific North west apple growers of'a marketing agency, a group of Spokani capitalists will meet during fen days to form a large storage OT ganizatlon, and to finance a chain o warehouses to fltore the apple crop o the surrounding country. A plan heing worked out to locate.ibranchw and warehouses -In the fruit producing tlie place. The in stituticni 'will be ckpitalizaUoh, of from and will work ;ln conjunctioi with the North Pacific Fruit tors, the co-operative marketing or ganization formed by leading'growers at a meeting in Spokane last week. Orris Dorman, a IB at th( head of the movement, assbciate'i with W. H, Arthur D, K. McDonald, R. Tnsinger, W; L Clark, B. F. Cfirtier Van ;DIsse'l, J. C Barllne and F. M. March. WANT A-SPECIAL SITTING Vancouver, Dec. Vahcouve: motorists 'have asked the police mag istrate to hold a .special court orici a week for the trial of'charges arising out of oyerspeeding, etc. -TiiBtico Sutherland, addressing the graduating: class of Windsor Colleg- iate Institute, said: "The young men of today, with moderate salaries, are spending five times the nmoun.t their fathers spent, and ihe young women arc eucourHglng them to do go." House Snap Six 'Room, Fully Modem House, 6th Avc. S., on car line EASY TERMS The Dewsley Malhsra, Land Co. Sherlock Bldg. 7th St. ;