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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TWELVK THE DAILY HKHAiJ) TOKSDAT, TKBRUAflT Thousands of Animals Meet Death On Railway Track in Few Months Interesting Statement by General Claims Agent, Lethbridge Division Has Largest Dumber of Animals Great Loss Much of Which May Be Avoided By Care. XVIXXIPEU, Kfb. is a com- was the lowest, with 36 killed niou saylnx that distant pastures look Ih'1 Lothbridgo 'division was said W. H. IVArcy, general agent of Ihe Canadian 1'aclfio Railway, fu discussion cm the large number ot cattle killed on the right 3f way of the railway roimiany. "During tae period from January 1, 1919, lo September 15. thero were billed in this railway on int.- territory between Kort William ami Field. B. C.. 134S animals. The divi- sion of which Bourls is the I'cnlrc ROMEO THE 23rd A Tale of Unrequited Love.- J.S'.JQ Taking, as it does, all classes and lion, and tils duties as a Canadlt coudillops ot lo make up community, one sometimes wonders just what the oilier classes or sels Jlud to talk about. is tlio choice morsel of gossip lhat keeps llio tou- 8 lies We happened to run on to a little human interest story APINCH PURE and Ihe largest with 34S killed. Other dlvl- having a large death list were Mcdk'inc Hat with 2C7; Portage la Prairie with and Edmonton with U'S. Inborn Desire "There fcems to bo an Inborn dor-ire the part of all animals, both human iuiu dumb, to gravitate towards A railroad tra'ck. Uo Into anv com- munity you wish and vou will find bho' cour-se' "s lmnn" -alurt; aruil human nature wherever you go, aim no iiuvlter what side of the trui'k one lives on, had her admirers. Hut father did not welcome th'ese courtiers was too guoil a worker. lien, even if they didn't let him vote last election. Just gossip that's all. X'ot much, ot interest at that; that has Stafford village by tue ears and which has been discussed from all angles by the residents there, and inj all the bedlam of tongues for which tong lhal section of Ihe city is famous. Father and mother dwelling wilh Iheir ilock of children, somo eight in number, had one daughter the oldest child, who was the- apple of fond eves. She was budding inlo till! va- manhooil. aboul eighteen years of age. C.P.R. EMPLOYEES' RECORD IN THE WAR boys playing around the stalloa aiul j on the- traces In preference ,to any 1 other placp. Roys seem attracted to the tracks TYhcro there is dust and heat' and cinders, and cattle seem to Imagine that the grass on the right of way a IlUlp more nutritious than in their own field. Big Loss "But the point 1 am trying to mate is that for ihe period cif eight and one-half months there was lost to Iho country head of fat cattle, milch cows, sheep and hogs, tint] no reasonable excuse can be given for It. Recently an engineer rounding a curve discovered fi drovo of horses and lao renrlered by her. on the track and before, stop 17 were killed. he 'could Don't let a cold it may get, worse! Place a piece of THEP- MOGENB. just fram the boi. over the part. A huliDE WAimth will at cacc be tralioK to (he of th- trouble diipellinc Swin. 43 m CUSATIVE A _ ca lo jthc danger of caltle oil -th causing a derailment, the l I LIFT OFF hurt a bill Sore corns I lift right off with fingers. Magic I Costs few cents! rt little Preflzoue on that touchy corn, instant- 3y that corn stops hurting, then you .lift It right out, with Die fingers. t WTiy wait? Your druggist sells _ liny bottle of Freezone for a few cents, sufficient fo rid your Icct of every hard corn, or corn between the toes, and calluses, without sore- ness or irritation. Freezono Is tlio much talked ot of Iho Cln- cinnall "Where the railway- Is not fenced, of if; fenced, where Ihe fences are In a state of temporary disrepair from nny cause, and the animals In con-, sequence gain access to the railway from adjoining owners1 land, there la soino-.e.vcnso. for if, and the railway i-omjianyjs always prepared lo accept the full rospo'nsibllity In such cases. Bui It Is a remarkable fact that over CO per cent of animals killed get oii i the. track .direct from public- high- ways where they are allowed to be at large, and an additional lo per j rent are struck right on public cross- jnga between the cattle guards. In other xvortl? 75 per cent of the cases the question of railway fences Is not involved. So it. will readily seen that (he prevention of 75 per cent of this lamentable economicjwaste is 'U mailer tlmt resls entirely in the hands of live stock owners .themselves. A Grave Danger B "I have so far touched on only one feature of this, loss and that is the monetary one of the country. The moat serious feature is the danger to life. By-ilnngw (o life 1 mean tho danger of having Iho locomotive thrown from the track and a conse- quent piling up .of cars, and this is just us liable to happen to-a passen- ger train as to a freight. Between automobile drivers trying to racd t across the tracks ahead of trains and ".e track life of a icomotlvo'engineer has. become any- thing but a bed of Toses- Of course not all the catlle found on the right of, way get thcro by negligence of either owner or railway company. To set that Impossible grass that grows alongside the track cattle will brave all the dangers of any guard yet in- vented and get on the track from the public highway. Sonie municipalities have herd and others have regulations making It possible to im- pound cattle running at large, but these are only a binalt minority of the whole. In attempting to stop this slaughter the company has. In the past, been willing to try out all and sundry "cattle guards ever Invented, lint to tho present none ha? beeu found any better than those In gen- eral use. Wandered Five Miles "In the case of the 17 horses killed theyuhad wandered five miles from their paslurc. Noootly Knows who was to but It Is known that they ninst have escaped from their pasture. "What Is the remedy? 1 believe tho Saskatchowan government lias recently decided to have all animals restrained from running- at large and the. Railway Associallon of Canadahas bcr-cme so Impressed with the daily slaughter of cattle that 11 Is about to ask all municipal officers to co-opcrale with the railway officials to see that animals running at large bo Impound- ed and where pounds are not provided to- arrange with public officials to have them established. "But In the 'Interest ol safely k should become a public duty to help In this matter. Lives are endangered every day by thla dereliction ot own- ers. It takes only a small animal lo throw an engine- from tho'track anrl a consequent piling up of cars and loss of lite. Locomotive engineers may lie able lo stop In lime to avert (longer, biit tho person really respon- sible la tlio one who allows his cattle to run. at Tho figures revised to the crti ot January who enlisted and have been given Itlcyment on lUelr return from over- seas, ore as -follows: Total reported as joining the anny Dead ........................1.0C3 Wounded He-employed in the service Other Ecldiors given employ- ment S.72S Total soldiers given employ-___- mcnt to dale fulness" brand pf tobacco and.pauling the staples for next day's slew. Ho was in despair. He was so desperate, life seemed so full of gloom, lie must do something unusual lo clieer him- self and make him forget troubles ah, lie had II, take a bath, sure! tho very what if lie had bathed only four months before, he was sure the change would do'him >d. He pulls in the wash-tub fills in and proceeds to disrobe, he pulls off one shirt, he pulls off two shirts, he pulls off three shirts, lio pulls off tlrere was his money belt. How much had lit (litre. Old someone creep np and hit him a -pick what was it that stung him behind the car, nearest lo where his Ijrain lay dormant so-many hours of Ihe day. Oh joysllie ho had bright barometric pressure on his brain pan began lo head was dull care. Had not father mentioned He had lo admit to himself he was more than a cow; he- was ns. stupid as an ox. Back went the shirts, on went the coat, away flew Romeo, leaving the bathwater to cool but what a. fire burned in his breast! He conld not contain himself-; .he must tell his pals. They who' had" tried what he had tried, and bad failed miserably, he had the on them. For lie was going to purchase, (he idol of their eyes. could laugh at their dull misery: they, didn't .even wish him luck. They were uol tbat kind of sports. Homeo the 23rd made liaste, he bounded in on his prospective father- in-law, and began counting out Ihe greasy, smelly bills Ibnt were lo pur- chase tlie light of his life. Father sensed the deal, and Ihe cold raw hand o! doubt ran up his back and shoved his hair, straight up, erect from the roots. .What was this he had proposed doing, selling his daughter for Holy Jlackeral, (or what ever his palron Saint Is) 'this would never do. He crushed back tho money inlo Ibe face of the libidinous scoun- drel, who would dare lo buy his daugli tor; "Deal it, away with now." Poor! Komeo departed, his castles in the' air fallen and the dust of their falling' chocked and blinded him. He could not speak, nor cared ho where ho wan- dered. Hut his friends they were watchful: They knew thosi signs, the shuffling feel.-lhe" down cast be'ad, "Jess written all over him. He was (Icfealcd. I la, ha, he who laughs last etc., or. what over middle Kurope says when it feels just lhat way. Poor llomco has no in just one darn jab ot misery after an- other. Father, well lie basn'l fared so well cither. The" story got around, as nil such stories do, and the. cide-rs of Uic community have read him several lec- tures, as to paternal pride, and, MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO HONOR VARSITY DEAD CALGARY, Alta., Felt. suit- memorial to the members ot Al- berta University who fell in war will bo erected'by the Alumni Assoc- iation, and will take the form of a may be lu. financial, difficulties during :ho college period. At present the posal is for a minimum fuud of based upon an average subscription of ?25 for each of the alumni, who now He just loves its delicious chocolaty flavor. Kiddies who get FRY'S regularly are-vigor- ous, warm-blooded and healthy. They throw off colds quickly. They .are more likely'to escape epidemics. If you have some little pale faces at home, just try FRY'S. You'll be glad you did. tfNothing w5Sl but FRY'S" WIH. B. JOHNSON, '.F.O. monibVf for Sou' lyokitig after the younger mem- bers of the brood, was BO great tiiat even mother did not wish lo see her leave the paternal roof- However one gallant, more deter- mined than tJic rest of the lovers, decided try something once. If he failed, lie could keep mum but if he won, well the prize was ihc chance. So getting father wheu lie was in bis mellowest mood he, broached Ihe subject, only to find memorial scholarship fund assist Dad armed to resist boarders, bristl- ing at the very suggestion of giving np Xo sir'ceskee, nutsUi other words there was nothing stirring. But Itomco ihe 23rd was persistent, ho had money, oodles of It. Ho had worked to keep Ihe uomo fires burning all Iho years ot tho war and reported to the police monthly us a good peaceable citizen even if of a strong garlic flavor. 'Palher wag still admant, and lo show just bow much ho loved his daughter, qualified refusal by say- s' it would lake move than to buy ris particular Juliet. Jloiueo tliu 23ixl .went homie, he cogitated, while smoking Ills The IS YOUR GUARD DOWN Every man is a fighter, 'though he may not be a pugilist. His daily task is his and he needs to be and ready for it. Constipation to the business fighter is .the "out-of-condition" of the pugilist. Constipation hot only makes the busi1- ness fighter dull and slow, and unfit for effort', but it is the "lowered guard" that leaves the. opening for the jarring blows of serious diseases. lowering the general stamina makes the weakened system an easier prey to harmful germs from A an entirely new principle Nujol keeps the poisonous food waste moving out of the body. Every other form of treatment either irritates or forces the system. Nujol works on the 'waste matter instead of on the system. E, M. McDOHALD, M.P.P. member tot Kast I'elortoro, j of all diseases have their origin in the intestinal canal in constipation, Constipation not only causes the gen- eration of poisons, which are carried through the system by the blood and attack it from within, but also by thus Nujol prevents constipation by keep- ing the food waste soft, thus helping Nature establish easy, thorough bowel evacuation at regular intervals healthiest habit in the world. It is absolutely harmless and pleasant to it. Nujol is sold by ail 'druggists in sealed bottles only, bearing Nujol trade-mark. Write Nujol Laboratories, Standard Oil Co. (New SOBroadway, New York, for booklet "Thirty Feet of Danger." A New Method of Treating an Old Complaint ;