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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta !''eliriiary TIIE'LETHBRiDiGiJ r HERALD WENTTHROUGH POOR YEAR SPLENDIDLY President Nourse's Annual Address to the Board of Trade Masterly the Work oftKe Board and Cpriditiohs in this City and District" At the aiihual meeting of the Board of Trade laet night President Nou'rse presented the following exhaustive and valuable report: The year j.uei past, AiJe not (lie most prosperous in the history ;of the city, has been :i good one ajid we have many reasons lor seif-coTfgratuHibii, prospects for the coming year could not well be'-better. Our only regret for 1910 is the lack of rainfall after crops were sown. The precipitation for'May ami June was only 1.'42 iiidies, the: lowest'ever recorded; 'Die average for these two month's for the past nine yearn is 7.59 "in. As a Tcault-of-'this condition the district surfereil a crop fs .practically jhe first set-bscic farmers, have, had since wheat has been .grown here. The wonder of it is that jve were able lo grow any crops at all jti 1910, and that should have within a distance of 25 miles.of the city, crops averaging 25 bushels to 'the acre on dry laud must conclusively dem- to all the. great productiveness'of our soil. Also, it is a high tribute to.tlio intelligence of sonic of. our farmers, who are able to get resulU by em- ploying scientific nie'tliods of con serving the moisture. have every eon to look next .year, and prepare the biggest crop in the lilstory of this province.' To the pessimists who say we will have k-series of dry years, 1 will point to the U. S. Government'records which prove con- clusively that after a dry season we have.Invariably'had. than the average. The records showing precipitation., for. Lethbridje y KO back nine years, but-1 find .that In Havre, across the boundary" line, completed to Aldersydethis yetr'and active Vork "started line "north and east. ,M The question removal of pageehjer Hat gave us considerable concern during. the Bummer Vnd at- different times, wo received visits from Supt. Taylor, Mr..Price; and Mr. and as a result, an'order was iKuued temporarily cancelling'the proposed chanje. 'Later, through the efforts of of ihe fauefness men, thin 'order' was definitely cancelled for the year.- n Aye. asaln :'in testifying W'lhe very" "fan- treatment our Board has received from official! of J the C. P.-R. Every consideration been given to our numerous times during the vear tne official! of the company have como to confer with us and settle matters to our.mutual satisfaction. 1 :would.e6pecIalirur'Jrelbat'the Incoming offi- cers make every effort to maintain 'the present friendly and avoid much possible harassing the Company by complaints cf little or no im- portance. We should keep before ris the tli'it all our efforts to build up a large distributing centre are :iiothinp. compared wllh i small reduction in freight rates, Ntw Industries' lVitD a to the foundation fpr hjw industries we took'up'with tne A. H. I. Co. the question, of jshes and .'have.'-to thank General Manager IS H IRTTl 1 t h r O -f em t AVI t.- i i _ J_L_ _ for a'suggestion which we: to the ciiy council and re- sulted in.their buying a. .figure which win be always available for legitimate now very cheap coal to otfer manufacturers and are'ih; hopes, that before the year is out the efforts to be made to get natural gas -will tie browned; with success. The advantages ot Lethbridge aa a desirable center have, been brought to the attention of every wholesaler and manufacturer in the country by a special circular and by our advertiewiaenis carried in fliiaRcial :anu journals. AdlvtftlilriQ Publicity _ Jn addition to carrjini: advertlaowents; and the circulation of phamph- let by the "Facta for.the pettier." have devoted moeL of our re Publicity suitable at ihe International Dry l-arming Congreas held in Spokane, and Lire Stock Show in Chicago. We bslieve thU claea of publicity wprk far auperior ufany-other. The secretary devoted a great dealo.f time and energy In making these ex- hibits a siiccesi and the fact tfiat other'toVni and cities, as well as '.he .tney have kept them foi Tho only year -we can compare with these figures is 1905, tlie precipitation at Leilibridge in the-same months-w'as .7.44 inches" against 3.71 think it safe to say that conditions p'rcvailing at Havre are very" similar to those at' Lethbrfdge, although it would appear 'th'at every have much heavier rainfalls. Tbe conditions which prevailed in 1010, on many made the year an exceptionally profitable, one the. Irrlga'-. .lion-farmers, especially those .who had fodder .crops, prices for timothy and alfalfa ton. Short'Crop" Had Few. Bad Results OVing to the varied resources "or our particular "district: ho great hard- ships have been worked as a result of a short crop. This-will be evident to you-when I say that only; two'or three failures are reported in. business for ilie year antl these were small. It might also be noted that :ont 'of. taxes due :u October, took advantage OL' the cash discount. It lie apparent to all of you that this is a very fine province to and that v.-e have something in this province very substantial, else could not boast of three cUies v.-ith a.total population nearly-.double' the largest in Saskatchewan, Our sister province'is now growing nearly ;ten times the uuantity of wheat we do, but for the difference in wheat pro- duction by our raauy other; resources. This will be made plain _to you by. a glance at the post ortice revenues, population, etc., etc., of the three principal cities ih each province. For purposes oL" comparison we give a few statistics: .Calgary Kdmontoh Lcthbridgc Population '12.000 Revenue b" 2S.21G Alberta Cities' ii cose Saskatchewan ..Cities Bldg. Perm its-; V: delegation and best exhibit _we can -get together..: _ MortHage- and; if rlgattd Land It has come to our knowledge; that loan companies in eastern Canada object to placing loans on irrigated landfi.'the.reajEon being given that present values have not been proven...' Ih'.view oL'the .'fapt. that pur irrigation system Is .the oldest in Canada; having beennii. operation for nine years, we took'steps; to supply the Investment companies', with information on" this sub- ject by a circular "letter which of every loan com- pany and insurance company in ihem to "corres- pond-with ua with a Tlew to clearlnif up any. points on' which -.they may not be informed. f'" of Trade of Western Canada. Our secretary attended the meVtihg; of'the'fAssociated Boards .of Trade held in Brandon last year and succeeded in having Lethbridge named as the meeting-place for 1811. of Trade from Winnipeg to Vancouver are'expected here many matters of importance will come under discussion. The Associated -.Boards did us the honor of a vice-president. r- Lethbridqe ClearingHeine. Believing (hat this city with nine; banks aid-two city ar- rived at a-point in its history .whenf a'Clearing'House should be established, we requested the local, banker'a to -consider the matter. They were very willing to do this and1 a Clearing House Vas opened for business as a A- School Enrollment 1908.... 854 1909.... Increase forbear, per cent. se for year. per cent .City: Improvements (Miles in UK) 18.50 1910. 8> 1910.... 13.20 .1909.... 17.25 1910..., 2304 _i-- miles of cement walks were laid this year. Sewers Sidewalks was at coal.Production in Tont :I'581'579 1908.'...- 1.585.661 1909 cent. m conamon. Manv concerns are opening here and three hSJ decided to hdu u matter or the Sinith Si Spo li new railroads. wo. shall have to exerciae a little patlenw assured that with the tonnage of coal alone avaHaSe S all comes from Southern Secretary's Report from Deci r al deals -nine Attendance Good have ie average i'a. to'keeD in close touch.With It tS Is givenifor being done, and..for'suggestions Tor new Mines ot Saa? How to Have th'e -Syrup and Sa It at CpiSgh a quantity'- of .you.: ;c-'Jpi; -of Pinex- n f t j. cen ts! .and Syrup, you. Tviliv have syrup as yoit; could T And you will find it syrup you ever even' in vwbb'btf A average attendance of 28. Dunns the year the Council have'held Veeti on'the 1st ot September. Cuics. Bank Cities ItrTas always tin's tiine to make a veporc on the work .of your council during'.the will uow briefly refer to v.-hat has been --V- Express'Delivery and Mail Service The BamUiion our.request, have extended their delivery svstrm on ;ihe ?cuih.to a.nd-on-.the east "Westminster'. ha.ye added, additional :wagons. The GoVernmenc Have arranged, for; mail, lo be carried on train tlie''transmission of. mail .from-the east on the local tain Ironi 5ledicine.Hat when 97 misses connection at D.uiimore. -Post Office.and Street.Delivery 'of Mail J. One. of .the, mosc important-matters engaging our atteiuion during the year --was the' matter of a new post office. When Sir-AVilfrjd Laurier 'was hero In.tbe summer'we presented-an address-to him and after a personal to the post office "he" definitely announced that he would -instruct-the: proper'department-to arrange for a new building at once. Since the Pre- niier's visit a site has and.a survey made" for.the benefit of Tbe Architects whp are noiv preparing plans and a preliminary appropriation OL has been granted "on acco.tint of'construction. means of alleviating-.the congested state of affairs at the office pending the 'construction of a building the Government1 have install delivery system and this, we expect, will be in operation almost immediately. The thanks'.of inc.Board, arc especially duo to C. A. Magrat'n, M.P., for Ihe valuable assistance. givRii us in connection with all pos: office matters. v Telephones snd Bridges Vvc have pressed the Alberta Government for an extension of''the' tele- phone system in each direction and they made very excellent progress this year.. The. Hne is now.complete'south as far ns Warner, east to Medicine'Hat, west to end north- to Garmangay. Tbe. Albtvrta Government, at our suggestion, the old railroad bridge over ;he six-mile coulee ami re-built it. making-a first-class traffic bridge which has been of great value to the settlers south of us. Eon and to laok-into the matter of'a location. It has to farmers 10 the north'arc agreeable to the location ehoqse and the city will prospects of legislation, how- Thc matter of securing this bridge should receive the moat earnest consideration of the incoming officers ot the Board. Railway Matters .Our request of the C. P. FLTor construction of the Weybuni line from this end eastward wn5 not granted but. only-last nionih Wm. Whyte, vice-president of the conipany. nnnoiincod would recommend to his directors, accord- ins to a newspaper report, the CApcnriitnru of on this-line'work to be started from the Lethbridge end. The opening of this country to the south and east us will be of "enormous benefit to our city and we should do all -we can to further this desirable project. ness condition the figures Royal Commiition on Industrial Triinins and Technical Education: U: "We procure evidence; at meeting-of the; Royal' CoraV here .'in November. We did; this'and also nut in considerable ourselves result that-the chairman rcyuested .us to .write urn at Ottawa.stating1 exactly'the needs of this tions which we made, were that technical-schools be established by ment, in Lethbridge.in connection with mining and agriculture. -Entertaining During .thelyfear we ..entertained to the best of .our ability se'ventyrfive business.'rnen.'''from Winnipeg the'Alberta and Eastern British Columbia 4-CHAIR Oddieiiows' BJbck Hotel Op opposite Alexandra Careful attention by the best artists K. K Removed from Al exan SHOE SHINE IN CONNECTION I-. Board noy: has I9o while the increased. attendance membership being talcen in .'stop's, I In 24 hou It} i s just lax_ has., a. good pleasant. Take' a trated cbmpouhd'ot Norway -white pbie7; .extract, guialcol- healing pin e eleme ;No B in this This- recipe, edy- vith'pinox now used and: prized in'-thousands- homes- in ada. that of bcheye Press Associfition, and Sir. Laurier.and his' pur'Rslations.With the United States If the., proposed agreement just piiblisKeil '.between and Canada" becomes I it "should enlarge-considerably the business be- tween Albert a and.-the-Unitedr States. "Accdrdiutj to-newspaper reports1 the duty pn.'cpal has been.reduced, ana .such'articles as coke, live-stoclc, wheat, fruit .and; vegetables .ire to be ifut on. the.-.'free list by both, countries. .-The effect ofjihe. change is the benefit of. the. farmers and to- aiiy other pArticuiar.- class.. The coal and coke business will and the Xorthivestern .States and .The'coar. haulers arc these cattlemen with free entry to Chicago will from to 520 to the value days supplying. -Jhc with ;coal. u any, .places of the same size, can show, a better leye .tUat-T.-kh tnis amount at their-disposal: be still more cfficienc work'' News Frbm- Burdett of one to 10 ence p: j opened, at Leicester. crop failure of :lasir.Ve'ar.-. -Library nas a sur- plus for a.steer.: Our cattle shipments to Chicago would not affeci the market as sleds beiiig a scarcity nVanv people John C.' Hay has been an-e ic day's'-.receiptB there have totalled-Cas high as head, while tbe' have to Vsc: Vatrons" ;and thai Uunnrllle on a charge-of tal shipments from tbe whole of -A'lberta are usually not .more than h-ices In connection with honk- n _. -_..i., __i.-i.i.. Uic case n l iln.-' i-uimcv-uun wiin DOCK o of our .wheat- to the American markets' lower the prices there. lULal sinyiueiua me ui. n.iuciun, AII; iic.iian.' LUO.H t i -_.( to per veaf.--: The free entry of sheep would probably put the range! U1c casc teams arc-kept, busy all the'! sheep business in-Alberta, out'ot-existence.'as some.S.OOO.OOO.OOO are ranging f "llA J- in Montana However, as' we; onl'y'liave :about SO.OOO of these and our land is'valuable for other purposes'the: loss will not be felt and it .will do away with the-necessity of-importing Australian m.uttou. Placing -.vhea't on the free.llst-shouid.benefit the farmers but the shipping i-lin k -m n-i n o c-' fl f time, as sidered a good hauL way the roads present. the wa an-ested in preten- connection with book orders. At Delta. Leeds Co., F. Stafford, a stage driver, 51-io for taking inc orders, and delivering whiskey -in a Mr. 31 a'xwcl I, of'Saskatoon, is visit- ing his son, who has a claim in S-12. into business spring opens i favorablv. to pay. a' premium tor pur wheat. in tii'e past, bad pay hjgh, price's for fruit, aud vegetables and Fro'rr, rcpprls there arc a great reductions in these prices wo.uld benefit, us in" Alberta. In pur particular dis- many horses dying- in the country trict the growing :ls .almosl. entirely" by Chinamen soutit: of Uurdctt ami .Bow Island. local option district. presented. .A. resolution imously denoimcing wai-, ;and declaring for arbitritiottf-..ofj ail internatiouai disputes.'; ence by a majority" of rejected -.lames Keir tidn in favor of a 'universal means of preventing war..; .Isaac 'Shoemaker, of 'PaisJeyiii neV warden of Brtice. In and we need not .concern ourselves'; regarding any loss to'ihem. I Our Board-of Trade, feeling the need-of closer social and "business rela-: Ilorfs that.-were-turned on the range tions v.-ith cities across the line, organized a trip to Great on m oarh" iali m good shape will the 26th pi February, Jjy special train. Seventy-three business men took nd: no doubt able to pull through in vantage of rhls'opporLunlty 10 '.with: the men of Great: g00ti shape, oa" the oilier hand Falls. During our: visit entertained by the Board-of ]lorsps. Corked until verv Commerce city and we believe the-foundation has been laid for much closer social and .business relations between-our two cities- and lurncrt out then to nistlcTor their living for the rest a'" thr winter find it verv hard to General Many other by theJ3oard of Trade Council during tbe year, sueli-as, Titles-Office, changing tbe name of. the Belly River, until-thx- springtime arrives, relaxing of Inspection, etc., etc. Most of these mat-, itfr; Rrophy; residing three miles ters necessitated-considerable.correspondence with the j f h ,h_ also. personal iTueryiews by our member, the Honorable w.. A.-Buchan- u J an. take-pleasure'IVstating that Mr. Buchanan has put himself at our disposal at all times and he has been specially active in connection with the establishing of office.here. This matter has been pressed as far as was we are assured we have good prospects of getting a favorable uecision this year. Statistics have endeavored .to the city and district during, for your information.- Lethbridge Population 1906.. IMS.. of baby boy. John. oiir barbfr, moved his .chair and outfit from office Hotel 1005.. 1906.... od.by. Mr. Fiowc, across the street to f the buiiding reccntlv vacated Clem butiicV SnOpS in town: nho says hur- dctt is now growing i C.020 1009.. Stafford.. Jack Donaldson, has charge oi carrying the mail, is ccrtainlv earn- Number'of Banks Located at Lc'hbridfle his salarv ihrse cold nirhls, IT.ISr pcciallv whpTi the trams are 6 We have not included City Branches. 1910.... 1906 1907 "1S10S- 19fl3 .1910 Increase for year, 01.21 per cent. Building Perrnitu 1907.. 100S.. 1903.. 1S10.. Decrease for year, 4.74 per cent. Customi Receipts 1907.. 1309.. S233.6S7 1910.. Increase for year, 40 per cent. Post Office FUvenue (fiscal year to April tst) 1909-10.. 1906-7.. 58.107 J907-S-. Increase for year, 42.2S per cent. Post Office Money Orders Issued and Paid 1906 '1908- j90'.> 1MO Issued Pald H4.042 ClMrlnff Figures months only'.............. Homestead and Pre-Emption Entries 3907.... 390S___ S.221 Decrease for year. 43.57 per Grain Shipments Over A. R. 4. I. Co. Line (Year tn 1307-8.. bo. 1908-S.. bu. 1309-10.. bu. Decrease for year, 17.47 per cent. in Dec. 150S.. 559 bee. 770 Tne; case iovVtVi 10 cent. cs- hind the schedule, as has been the custom for thr past few vrre'Ks. Abe Owen, who spent Christmas his parents in Saskatchewan, has returned to Hurdrtt, to complete 'he duties on his homestead. Percy WiVt to Tabcr Friday {o thr oxing contest between Carr. of Taber, and another party from V.'hi'la. Mr. Donaldsor: and return- ed from. Calgary pas', whcrr Donaldson has been undergoing treatment for his cyps. The new school house is now com- instaHcd. srals havr ail Inc. 10.12-rc Inc. 54.57% abln for chjldrrn, school lias op- ened with a teacher from .Seven Per- sons ir. charg-r. A Rrtal- many people arc1 taking ad- vantage of the government's oiler to furnish needy vrith seed grain, [or ihe coming year. VR; be- this will br a very grfat help, many people would find it Mr. Macintosh At the hospital I was kept masked night and day for five At the end of that time the burns were, still very bad and the doctors would not hear of my. returning to work. I knew I! I could only get some Zam-Buk for the burns I'would be back at work in quick time, because I had previously used the balm and kncvv what it would do. At last I left the hospital and 'went straight to a local store and bought some Zam-Buk. At the hotel I applied a Zam-Bul: dressing and this" cooled the burning pains and gave me quick relief. I kept on with the Zam-Buk "treatment and returned to work. Within just one week after first commenc- ing with the Zam-Buk treatment I might have defied any- body to detect where the burns had been, so splendidly did Zam-Buk heal the injury." Mr. Macintosh resides at 48 Humbert St., Toronto. FIEE Tlill MX. part. box. or Zi TitoI for coxrporj. Ic ttamp. and name o; this pmpcrand'wc wrill send vcu free trial box. f ;