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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald, Wednesday, February 1910. The Sauce that makes the whole world hungry HE tidbit touch to any treat; A royal relish for your meat TY If Worcestcifchire nolbrooKs oauce Made and bottled in England. LETHBRIDGE BOARD OF TRADE BANQUET (Continued from page C) tout the line was completed to Taber nind a number oi rural lines were es- tablished. We are now definitely as- 'sured that the Hue will be completed 10 Medicine Hat this year. We are also informed that all preliminary work for constructing a line through to Coutts has been completed, but the actual stringing of the wires will not ibe finished till this summer. The line of Lethbridge has now been ex- tended from Coleman to Cranbrook. We last week took up, through the Hon. W. A. Buchanan, the question of telephone communication with Car- mangay and intermediate points, and on the 5th inst, we received a tele- phonic communication from him ad- witli a view to casing the situation at the post office. Senator Deveber tel- egraphed on February 1st, as follows: "Chief Superintendent left for Leth- i bridge to instal postal delivery." Regarding the location of the new post office we believe there is a very strong feeling in favor of the Square, and we requested the City Council to take the matter up with the A. R. and I. Company, but they are not in favor of any such action. As you are no doubt aware, the Square is the proper- ty of the city, but In accordance with the terms of the deed of gift, it will be impossible to erect any buildings on It without the consent of the Irri- gation Company. vising us that he was taking the mat- ter up with Air. Cushing. ,The question of utilizing the Six Mile coulee br.'dge for traffic purposes was taken up with the C. P. R. and the Alberta government, and the company is now arranging a sale to the govern- ment. The building of 'the bridge for traffic is practically assured, and it should be a great benefit to the farm- ers in that district, as it will save Entertaining One of the and Board Banquet, members of of Trade our Coun- trip down and up the cil, the Hon. W. A. Buchanan, was ta- ken into the Alberta Cabinet, and we tendered him a complimentary ban- quet in September. ainst the world. We repeated this performance at Billings, Montana, and have received wide advertisement as. a result. The members of the Board of Trade who went to Billings at their own expense and assisted in making a success of our exhibit and boosting Lethbridge deserve special thanks. At the National Corn Exposition we were not permitted to enter any com- petition, as it was confined entirely to grain grown in the United States. accomplished our object, however, in getting a great deal of favorable ad- vertising. Men of undoubted stand- ing in the agricultural world, Professor Buffum and Professor Shaw, admitted that our wheat and oats were finer than any other on exhibition in Omaha. Our oats weighed two pounds more than those of the State of .Min- nesota, which won the first premium. While we have spent considerable money in advertising this year we be lieve the expenditure was warranted and has been beneficial. It has been our aim in our publicity campaign to say nothing, either verbally or in our advertising matter which was not ab solutely in accordance with the facts We have no professional booster em loyed, and we believe that nothing ut harm will come of any statement attended all meetings They gave, freely of their time whenever called upon, and in many cases it was at some litllo sacrifice. Immigration. The Lethbridge district is particu- larly fortunate in having attracted so many of our American cousins. 1 think it safe to say that 75 per cent, of our farmers between here and the boundary are from the United States. We, who are on the epot and knosv what these men have done, are partic- ularly pleased over this state of af fairs, although it seems to have given some little concern to those In the east. To you an idea of the numbers of Americana coming to Western Can- ada, I give the figures complied by the Labor Gazette, Issued by the Govern- ment, covering homestead figures dur- ing the month of November last. Out of homestead entries in that month in Western Canada, there were 463 from the United States, 11S7 Can- dians, and 747 from the British Isles, have frequently been asked why so many Americans locate in Western anada, and have replied that it is hielly due to the fact that they have them a long coulee. The thanks of the Board are due to the Alberta government for the prompt manner in they took up the bridge matter, also for their progres- sive policy in the way oi telephone ex- tensions in this dislrict. Post Office and Street Delivery of Mail. We have carried on a voluminous correspondence with C. A. Magrath, M. P., and Senator Deveber, regarding the inadequate postal facilities here, and have strong hopes that beiore Par- liament adjourns an appropriation will be made for a new post office building. It is a pleasure to record that the government has decided to give us a street delivery of the mails We also entertained during the year Judge and the Railroad Com- mission, the Michigan Editors, the Ir- rigation Convention, the delegation from Winnipeg in connection with the Selkirk Centennial, Agricultural Ed- tors, Premier Rutherford, Lieut.-gov- ernor Bulyea, the Hon. W. H. Cushing ind many others. Advertising and Publicity. In the way of publicity and adver- tising we undertook a much larger pro- ;ram than was contemplated early in the season when we asked the City for an appropriation. You will see, how- sver, from the Secretary's report, that we are practically out of debt. We believe that the money spent at the National Corn Exposition in Omaha and the Dry Farming Congress at Bil lings, Montana, was the best advertis ing schemes ever undertaken by the Board. In 1908, you will remember we took first premium in wheat a Cheyenne, Wyo., in competition ag made, regarding our district which are lot absolutely true in every particu ar. ecretary and Council of the Board o Trade. I believe we are particularly fortun ate in having a very capable man a our Secretary. The successful man ner in which he carried out the Bil ngs and Omaha trips deserve th >raise of all of'us. You are famjlia with the business-like manner in whic he handled the routine work of th Board during the year, also the effi- cient service he rendered in handling our numerous visitors. The material for the different pamphlets, "Leth- Wheat Beats the World" and bridge, the Pittsburg of the is his own. composition, and I have heard, his work praised from many outside sources. The thanks of the Board are due to the Council of the Board of Tradefor the consistent manner in which they more farmers to spare than any other country, and that they are closer at land, and understand better our con- ditions. Then, also, when the aver- age American returns to the States after a successful year in Canada, his whole State will hear about it, He likes to tell of his success, and, being a natural born booster, he is the direct cause of many following his example. On the other hand, the Old Country man returns to Great Britain, and is very reticent regarding his affairs. He is not Inclined- to make much of his success, and, we therefore lose a lot or good advertising. It has been the duty of the retiring President in past years to give a re- sume of the work done by the Board BO that the public generally may know what has been accomplished, and thii I have tried to do. If we add to this such statistics as may he available re- garding our growth, or otherwise, the information should be valuable to any one Interested in our city. With this object in view I nave gone to some trouble in procuring statistics reflect- ing on the progress of the City during 1909, which I take pleasure in present- ing to you. Old and young delight in the rich- nessand delicious- ness of COWAN'S PERFECTION COCOA. It suits taste. COCOA The TORONTO. Population 1901 1900 1907 1908 1909 1001 and 1906, Government census; 1907, estimated; 1908 and 1909, >oiice census. The last police census was taken in January, 1910, but we reat it as the 1909 census. The figures for 1908 were obtained in December Increase one year, Gti per cent; Increase four years, 380 per cent. Number of Banks Located at Lethbridge 1900 1907 1908 1909 3 4 6 10 (Including two branclie One other Bank is erecting a building at present and will establish an office when completed. We douht. if there is another city in America which can boast of so many strong financial institutions considering the popula- tion. Assessment 1906 1907 1908 1909 Increase for one year, 37 per cent; increase for four years, 208 per cent. The city has always been conservative in its assessment figures, usually 75 to 80 per cent, of real value. Since 1909 assessment, real estate has appreciated in. va'lue from 25 to 100 per cent. This fact and the extent of building operations in 1909 leads us' to believe that the 1910 assessment will reach from eight to nine million dollars. Building Permits 1906 1907 1908 '1909 Increase in one year, 246 per cent.; increase in four years, 407 per cent. No accurate records kept prior to 1909. Decrease in 1907 due to money stringency. Operations of 1910 likely to exceed figures of 1909. In the value of new buildings erected in 1909 Lethbridge stands twelfth in the whole Dominion of Canada. Customs Receipts 1907 1908 1909 28G 213 ?233 087 Increase for one year, 80 per cent.; increase for three years, 72 per cent. Falling off in 1908 due to stringent quarantine regulations and increas- ed duty on live stock. Post Office Revenue (fiscal year to April 1st) 1906-7 1907-8 1908-9 Increase one year, 25 per cent.; increase four years, 206 per cent. Should avoid Danger of Impurities iii delivery from the Oven to the Home. Insist on your baker wrapping his bread in Weare the original manufacturers of the Bread Wrappers now used by leading bakers of Ottawa, Montreal and other cities. L B. Eddy Co'y. Ltd. Hull, Canada LETHBRIDGE'S AMUSEMENT KING t HMMMM MMMMMM M M M M M M MM M M MM-M MMM CLARKE Post Office 1906 Issued 86 026 Paid. 48 593 Money Orders Issued and Paid 1907 1908 1909 b3 546 ?190 240 396 46 837 70 979 94 042 Inc. 28 Inc. 32 p.c p.c C. P. R. Freight Received and Despatched In Tons 1907 1908 1909 Received......28799 83 54G 190240 244396 Increase for one year, 50 per cent.; increase for four years, 275 p.c. Forwarded___89 554 17ti 391 191454 211653 Increase for one year, 10 per cent; increase for four years, 136 p.c. FREDERICK W. BROWN General Manager Brown Amusement Co., Ltd., Operating The New Majestic Theatre, Lyceum Theatre and The Arcade NEW MANAGER The Ladies' Store WE Phone 453 SELL FOR CASH All New Spring Styles Regular and values An event of great activity and splendid bargain attractiveness involving the pick of a leading manufacturer's sample line of new Spring suits at a price fully one-third less than their actual selling value. A sale presenting money-saving propositions that arc the correct interpretation of die word "bargain" and the kind that will send a wave of interest rippling from one corner of this busy city to the other. As a value hint we want to strongly emphasize the fact that nothing but abso- lutely pure wool materials arc used In the manufacture of these handsome garments consisting of plain and striped serges, pan- amas and Venetians. They are thoroughly shrunk, firm and closely woven and are certain to give the fullest amount of value for the money. -4- 4- 4- 4- 4 4- Homestead 1907 '1 231 Increase in one year, and Pre-Emption Entries 1DOS 1909 5 91U 6 221 per cent.; increase in two years, cent. Grain Shipments Over A. R. 4. I. Co. Line Year to 1st 777 cars, aibout bushels; 1908-9: 864 cars, about bushels. A substantial increase for 1909-10 is anticipated. Wool District 1906 1907 1908 1909 Weight in lbs...446 050 294 800 411 500 416 565 Ruling price.. 17 cents 16 cents 11 cents 13 1-4 c. School Schools 1007, 640; 190S, 854; 1909, 836 Protestant and 212 Catholic, a total of The enrollment figures are much larger. Civic Improvements Cement walks, 9 1-4 miles; Boulevards, 7 1-2 miles; Water Mains, 18% miles; Sewers. 8 miles; Water connection, 600; Trees set out by city, Secures Con- trol of Griffith Theatre F. W. Brown, the genial manager of the Brown Amusement Company who has so successfully conducted his Ly- ccmn theatre for the earlier part of the season, has taken over the man- agement of the Griffith theatre to-day and will run both, houses. The Grif- .fith Theatre under Mr. Brown's man- agement should achieve a marked suc- cuee as a first-class amusement place. Jeanne Russell Company, that tbe LyCCUm wil1 be rua as a first-class vaudeville, theatre will be rechristened under 'the new regime will play all first-class attractions coming to Lethbridge. The name chosen by Mr. Brown for 'the theatre is the Majestic. DRUMMOND'S WILL Montreal, the will of the late Sir George Drummond, presi- dent of the Bank of Montreal, filed to- day, the estate is left unreservedly to Lady Drummond and the three sons. Instructions are left to the executors for the payment of a number of char- itable and other bequests but these will ne made public. The value of It is understood that after the won- the estate is not announced but it is elusion of the engagement of to be about FIFTY YEARS ORGANIST. Miss Lillywhite Resigns on Account of III Health. The London Daily Mail says: For 50 years Miss Mary LiHywhite has set out from her cottage home at West- hampnett, near Chichester, morning and evening on each successive Sun- day to take her place as organist in the old parish church. She began her duties when little more than a girl, continued them through womanhood, and -has only re- cently, through ill-health, resigned her duties. During her half century as organist she took holiday on five Sun days only, and the Sussex villagers boast that such a record has never been beaten. "I have seen three bshops of Chi- Chester buried in the churchyard of Westhampnett she said. "I have never lived outside the parish, and always in a house belonging to the j Duke of Richmond." The family lias made history in eric- j ket. Mis? Lillywhite's uncle was old William LiHywhite, one of the most fa- mous nlayers in the early thirties, and considered the nest bowler of his day. Tames Lillywhite, a brother of her's. played regularly in the Sussex county matches for twenty years. 4 4 4- 4 4- 4- 4 Every garment is splendidly sewn and finished, thoroughly tailored and perfect in shape-keeping qualities. Skirts are full pleated styles, coats 32 in. long., semi-fitting, long lapels, neatly trimmed with soutache moire silk and Wonderful values at A WORLD BEATER J. D. McGregor has been advised by cable from his manager in Scotland that he bought the famous Polled An- gus cow, Violet. HI. of Congash, gon- orally considered the best cow of this breed in the world. The cow will be shipped shortly with an importation of fine cattle for the McGregor farm at Brandon. The cow was bought from McAinsh, a famous breeder of Mains, Scotland, and is valued at Violet III. was the cnampion at the great An gns show at Glasgow last year. Mr McGregor is expecting to hear ever} day that his agent has also secured the best Polled bull in Scotland at the figure of Thirty Day Slaughter Sale of Kootenay Fruit Lands I am instructed by the Columbia River Orchards, Ltd. to place on the market for quick sale their entire Central Park Sub- division on the Columbia River, Kootenay District of British Co- lumbia, consisting of 66 lots, at from TO PER LOT to per acre TERMS: cash and per month. No interest. Taxes paid until 1911 On March 27th, 1969, Mr.J.D.Anderson, B C. Land Surveyor, wrote us with reference to the Central Park property as follows: The more I see of this particular block the more highly I think of it. There is no possible doubt but this is vory high grade fruit land, and it is a pity that settlers are not already on it. It is so easy to clear, and the land is the characteristic high prade fruit land of this district that is sure to be in time a very profitable tract. It compares very favorably with the Doukhobor's land at Waterloo ana the McKonzie land at Champion t.reek below Waterloo, held at to an acre, Never before have B. C. Fruit Lands been offered at such ridic- ulous prices. Price is no object. These Lands MUST BE SOLD within 80 days. The owners have given definite instructions to sell, cvory lot regardless of price. This is, I believe, the first time the public has been given the opportunity to buy Fruit Lands at such prices. Maps, surveyor's reports on each lot and application forms will he mailed on request. THE SALE LASTS FOR THIRTY DAYS ONLY WRITE AT ONCE FOR PARTICULARS 339 Main Street, Winnipeg, Man., or Nelson, B. C. ;