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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta a S2.OO a jri f i ADVERTISING f 1 00, Moath laofc FftCC SCHOOL BOOKS t is mier Rutherford. who also Minis- ter >f. Education. that -the province supply free readers to the public ols of the province; 'is that be heartily received by everyone, publia always auy step towards freer primary educa- It is felt 'that a public school ing- at-ft.lew points. Sue i-comflUou of would noceasi tate tho enlargement of force tc meet the of ex tension of the in Western Can ada, as the H.N.W.M.P. was primkr iiy organized patro force, instead of as 'a police force. t the attorney general ha dficiUod tc take-over the adiniuistru tiou of the jails which w'll hence- forth be conducted under that de- partment of the public Arrangements for, construction o jails at Lothbridge and Calgary hav, been ptactically completed and. work will be proceeded with during Uu, coming season. ,_ Ultimately a jai ill be erected every judicial dis- trict in the province. The be under the super- vision of the of the respective districts in which they are situated, i. the jailors, turnkeys and other necessary officers shall be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Coun- cil as often as "required. NOT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA The Dominion- has made a grant of some two million is the heritage of oilars to provide wheat as a child and anything done to loan to the farmers of the western to enter fully into that heri-j provinces. The provision for Alberta is hundred thousand dol- lars. In fairness -io Southern Alber- ta and without any desire to cast -wse were'not suitable and that anew} any reflection upon the northern and should be provided. That the? central part ofc the province. Lethbridge Industries ELLISON FLOUR MILLS recognized as right and just. For many years it has been recog- that-the readers at present in ,It not every roan who has th (taring and foresight, to large sum of money in a new coun try, totally unknown and untried especially in an the sue cess of which is disputed and denie necessity of a mill to should be generally known and dis- yeaTS of varied up {handle the largely increased wheat tinctly understood that none of this grant will come to Southern Alberto, except to buyx the- seed wheat which the farmers of this district-hare for seed wheat need be brought, into Canada to look at the country being settled by the Mormons at that time with to erecting a flout- mill. The prospects certainly were not good. 'No wheat had ever been The people were confident that! to Southern Alberta as the" farmers'raised country except a lirtle department would speedily jjk series but that they be oncost .to schools than was expcct- announcement therefore is welcome and 'doubly appre- X" SILLY .CRITICISM have all they need and to spare f of the very-best. The supply for sale is not aa -large as have' that had been grown by way of ex- periment .hear Cardston. The old- timers eaid raise been if the prices prevailing But Mr- trusting to ex- fall had not .-induced the farmers to) perience in similar dLstricta in the eell As it is along the Crow's.Xeet line and south oi it i there is available for seed for ship- over one hundred thousand bu in _a leader of ill-natured cynicism taken A. fling at the qualifications of tfce OHO. employedTjy the department agriculture to conduct farmer's institute work in the province this While admitting -that of campaign is an excellent one quite necessary states "Officials ia charge often are new country and all are ignorant "to and are laughed at "by the' old timer." Such is the cri- What can bet Who -are the men the I employed methods of seed dairy work, ts-Xhomas Woolford of ten, years a farmer in Sou- and one of the two, I "infits." whole province that has Ttiade- success of growing clover and The other itan is W. H. of Lethbridge who is also -with. thVseed train this season. Last year Thomas TFooiforet s wheat grad- 94.3J per cent and was second, in field contest in the Cardston dis- Tie has never sold any" wheat j that graded under Xo. 1 hard. Pre-f to coming (.o Alberta, he bad; more that wheat with plenty as good as can be se- cured elsewhere. Let it be known, throughout this country and the- states that Sunny Southern Alberta produced .the best yield of wheat In Amer- ica this year and is in vno way de- pendent upon the bounty of the gov- ernment for any seed. {South, was convinced that Southern Alberta could very best of wheat. The newly arrived, fanners were willing to make the experiment if Mr. Ellison would take hisjrisk. He returned to Utah to secure other crops there induced the company to erect a mill -which has been running constantly November, 1906. The company had always had its eye on Lethbridge as a good distrib- point, and has always consid- ered that some time a mill would be erected there. The! trade with Leth- bridge had increased so that it aver- aged between and a mo'nth. There was not a dealer in ,the> city Jto whom they did not sell and 'fife Company had never lost a houjie, two utorey, JH by TO feet; elevator is'toJ by feet with a capo city of _- lu the bailment of the mill are th question, ft come to placing legislation on the statute book, there must be reasonable ground to feyl that it could be enforced." Mr. Cushing-'s words remind one too much oi the honeyed eloquence with which Eon. Geo, W. Boss us- ed to fetaM? off temperance delega- tions. It matters not in. the slight est what 3Ir. Cushing's views as a pay- ELLISON MILLS AT LETHBRIDGE Sk successful experience ia farming In! Private individual tire. He WesteVn States. AV. H. Fan-field also the uiroctor of the- Experimen tal f tirra at Lethbridgrc. -fames Murray of the Brandon Ex- perimental Farm for a number of years is another man employed by Jiiu ot agriculture to give lectures "on' fanning-. Surelv the' 6t say ilj% 'ilurray is ig-i conditions. V. C. ircfCUHcan of the. Seed Lab- oratory. 'Calg-ary, has spent 5v- in tht4 west among' the farmers brings to bear upon his work aj 1 -'thorough, training m the essentials off ngriculture and an unbounded enthu-! was in thas instance as a raem ber of the legislature and as a Ca- binet Minister. He either believes iu as a public policy or he does not. He cannot avail Kim- of two personalities in the mat ter without getting into trouble, li' it is doubtful whether there is second grade-wWch' "througK. gets is bound to spend sr good -portion of it before he leaves the city. The mill ia of 'the same value to the mer- chants aa ah industry with a roll of- month, At present" thcvs sre employed" at mill ten men, not including the manager ,and the traveller who be- long to all three mills. The pay roll to about a month. The- company wh'ose' energy .and foresight done 90 "much for {farming communities of this i> composed largely local capital- ists. E., t. Ellison is still the largest shareholder although closely by C. A. Magrath.. of .Lethbridge. -The Ellison Milling Co., Limited, is t capitalised at and is officer- ed as follows: President: E. Ellison, Layton, Utah; Vice-President. Levi Harker, Magrath- Secretary, T. J. O'Brien, Raymond: Treasurer and inanagsr, G. W, Green. Raymond; Directors, T.C. A. Magrath and E. H. Wilson of Lethbridge and J. W. Knight of PTCYO. Utah, John H- Green Is the i which -he is the secretary and considerable farm laM asiireli; or later to Tiawhre-hi? family'to Lethbridge-wAk the central point--of operationB in a- short StockSadcUes mill wife a capacity of 150 barrels a j position was supplied by Mr. C. A., coarser silk in fhe sifters. What flour j company's hustling traveller. day. and a bushel elevator {Magrath and the Uthbridge Board of will not pass through these sifters is lett.rl.ge Carpet felting aid Window Cleaning Ca, x Store Pipes alto Cleaned tad hsti! Cirt ti HI Cfltbill It. without-a bushel of grain in sight; assured, that the. mill "should be erected the farmers around Raymond sowed a lot of wheat, all spring tvheat of course, a splendid crop. In October, 1902, George W. _ Green came up from Utah 'to complete the nill, which started to grind in Jan- uary 1903, and has never stopped Trade led in this mati.tr by Mr. E. A. liain carried to the centrifugals, which cuairman of j handle the flour on 1-h.e "t-aii end': ground- to feel that it fro13 that time to the Present for the lack of grain, every bushel of trhich could be -we do not see how at the same time the Minister oi Public Works can feel that It be in tHe best interests oi the country, if it had. total prohi- has been received from the surround- of five hundred barrels a1 day ing country. The first year they "had j erected. This decision has already more than enough to keep them go- been justified as in a few -weeks The trying to get a slap in the future of the industry i at Gushing without any reason n Alberta, Xo one is more capable! -whatever. The iQnister of Public ''c'aavlse the farmers along Ihe says he believes prohibitioa f rational -tu.in would be in the best interests of Al- ddGoliican. I berta if it could be enforced. That's- "Thcn there, is G. H. r.f tbeta Defensible utterance.. He bc- ibor- Jill 'Expertmonutl J- practical, and ACI In 'work, and one .-ho h-is i-pe stuoV to the of tic ia this province. 31 c. A. chief wsed inspector has hat! years an uw-t. travdicd from one I of itic to tho Other a stranger u conditions. fnoua the 'east us Mr lectui-es on daio He has J unn'.r'Mtt f n.p onlv MWI T ti. orl UrancU for a nun. fwp of a thorough and prac- tical 'farmer who a f.-icctss ja Ks owa aattve province. He has and timers Umt is good for than to The.- fanners of tho "West arc not above- learning, and re- sviffitestioos from capable and of the other provinces of 'Canada. Oa t the contrary vo the mingling of eastern --will be pr-oductivc jgocxl mutuaUy beneficial. lieves in prohibition, "but there must be reasonable ground to believe that it-can be enforced." Certainly, Clashing: is a sensible man and he certainly does not want prohibition BS a law if it cacjiot be enforced- He knows full well, that the he believes in, would sufier under such circumstances. ing. Often between sixty ?nd seven- ty teams could be seen lined up ing to have their doads and purchased. Such is the story of the erection of the mill and the The next securing of problem was the the for the flour. People had Hon. G. W. Rossf attitude towards prohibition sud that 'of Mr. Gushing are, at ised temperance gram, the idea that the.oniy good flour was made from wheat and -were afraid to buy flour made from Alber- ta wheat. They judged that Alber- ta cooldn't raise wheat, and -if the wheat were raised it wouldn't make good flour. The people of Raymond and the surrounding district partic- ularly used the flour made jfrom their own grain and made bread that could put the blush to the best made of Manitoba flour. With its usual en- terprise and usual caution, the Bent- the mill will be'running day arid night "and the expectation is to--put in the machinery for the full five "hun- dred barrel capacity this year. Tbl city had a standing offer of a fixed water rate and total exemption from taxation to any industry manu- facturing grain prodacta. The com- pany asked and got nothing more. ,from the bran, one wheat scourer, one "Richardson automatic scale, and four Cyclone dust collectors used in connection the wheat, scourers and are all on the third floor. The automatic scale weighs trips and registers every bushel of wheat that poes into the milling pro- ElllfiOIL1" the and The operations of the company have been wonderfully successful. la 1903 v i otfthey startedt with a eapacitv of 150 me! the null, the last process. It tt and no output. Xow they are turning out 500 baiTela a-day v.ith orders ahead. times during the past year the orders have been as much, as forty cars ahead of the supply. -It Is being recogniz- ed that Alberta just as poou if not better flour than even the famous- Manftoba product. Mr. George Green, the manager of the company, to '.vhom tnnst in jus- tice be given a great deal cred- j it-for the success of the company., has been for twenty years associated -with its industrial committee. In _ early days of the company, Mr. ila- j severer sifting process for the lower grata had taken stock in it and now j grades of flour, the rapidly revolving as the second largest shareholder, j sifter forcing the coarse or sticky was anxious to see the company es-1 flour through the sieves. One bran in Lethbridge. Finally] reel and one graham reel which sep- thcy decided to erect a mill like the {arotes graham by the other twc but on the advice of Mr. Pway, is made on separate -rollers) Magrath a larger one "with a capacity cess. separators The fans on the scourers and (business- He started in at the mill Wow the dust into the at Laytori m the position, sweeping floors, trucking sacks, Cyclone dust collectors which collect it ard convey it to the exit at the top of the mill. Incidentally these Other towns like Afacleod, Pincher collectors keep the dust off the clean- legislation to the !lc5" placed an or- people' and. never to them. Kr. Gushing docs not' promise any- thing, but is manly -and- honest en- he to tt41 t believes -is what in the best Interests of tho people. 'He is not yet rekdy'lo tnaie person belief a law, forcing other people Ur accept his Rather be will wait oatii majority of peapte Are convinced prohibition js jn tnoir best interests. Mr. Cashing is too sincere A. man der for one thousand pounds of the best grade. It was a rather email order but was evidently well-placed, for, by a etrange co-incidence, while the Herald was in the Ellwon Mill- Ing Co.'s office gathering this informl Creek, Cardston and others have giv- en either a cash bonus or a guaran- tee of bonds to the flour mills, so that Lethbridge's bargain by compari- son looks like a good_one. The mill at Lethbridge ia one of the finest and most up-to-date of its size in Canada. Its present guaran- teed capacity is three hundred bar- rels per full day, but it has been con- structed to permit enlargement to five- hundred barrc-la- per day simply by placing six more stands of rolls. The mill proper is a lour storey struc- ture 42 by 70 feet with a full base- ment'which is almost entirely above ground. On tHe north side- of the mill along the spur track" is a ware- era from getting into the mill and machinery. The engine house is 54 by 66 feet in size and contains one 19 by 42 Corliss engine of 300 horse-power, with 17-foot fly wheel and 27-in. main drive. There are two 16-foot tubular boilers. watching choppers, etc., and has gradually worked his way up until now he is one of the moat successful mill managers and1 grain cxp'erta in the country. For ten years he was on the Grain Exchange at Salt Lake City attending to that end'of the bus- ines for Mr. Ellison. In October 1902 he came to Raymond to super- Farms and Farm lands acreiv 2 miles east of iic- Silver farm at per acre, on good terms. 320 acres. 1-2 mtle from sit- ing, about 10 miles fifoai. "bridge, at 13.50 per were, easy terms. 640 acres, 3 miles from Leift- bridgp per acre, easy acres on proposed line of railway at per acre- easy Up-to-date improved farass, with crop, machinery and hora- es for sale. Small cash "pay- ments, balance "crop plan, Alberta Realty Co OF ALBERTA 15 HOT? in progress -in the AUicrta' Legislature wii.J no doubt ultimately become in tllis province. This is a bill trotpectuig gaols and prisons. At prtsent the gaols and prisonM are un-' the control, of tho Jn account it'is necessary to staff of ttjte mounted po- as thereby central iz- a ffiatlw of this nature is under discussion. He holds certain views on this question is not fjoinjr to bury them for of II ''Public buildings on the square" isj problem that, i? not dead It' will pop up again some of those and the council might act well jfet.to work at once and ascertain what the A, B. regard to it. positfon Is in This dilly dallying method is tiring- the people. Pick Out Some Of your Furniture that hat earned retirement and replace it with new and batter things. We have everything for the home. Onr stock is as clean as it to be found on the continent. The Turpin Furniture Co. tm FmHm UtUrMge 72-inch by The power plant heats the whole mill. The mill and plant aaeant an, expenditure of Al Ithe machinery oi the mill, enginehouse and elevator, was supplied by Goldie and McCulloch, of Gait, Ont., who "put in the com- pany's other two planta well. The flour turned out ia of the very best quality. A recent test made by the Cfty Bakery of this city demon- strated that itu bread making quali- ties it is equal to tho flonf that can be secured and makes a loot to .the bag or the barrel mote than any other. This is a very cred- itable showing. The company em ploy none but the very best millera. Sam Kelwig, ihe bead miiicr baa been for many "years with Ogilvie and Lake of the Woods Co.'fl mill at Portage la Prai- rie. Manitoba, and Is 'the. best man that can'be secured. The first sack of flour was turned out of the Lethbridge mill on Nov. 33rd. 1907 and was secured by C. J. Eckstrom of Dallas Hotel, -who paid for it. Ever since, the mill has been running to full capacity turning out on an cverage of twenty- two barrels an hour, nainf hun- dred bashela ot wheat per day. As ESTABLISHED 1864 Merchants Bank nf Canada HEAD OFFICE, Biid-np Capital OtO.OOO Reserve and Undivided Profits. BOARD or DIRECTORS Jonathan Hodgson, Sir fl. Montagn Allan x Preeident C.R. long, C. F, Smith, Hugh A. Allan, Eiq., Baq.. Alex. F. OrrLewii, Eiq. E. F, Hebden Milage? The Bank baa 119 and dittribnted throughout Canada. New York. Atsencr. 63 and 65 Wall St; y SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS inrited, and apccial tion is paid to small deposits. 3 per cent, per anmmi, compounded four times a year. Drafts. Money Orders and Let ten of Credit, payable in any part of the world, at carrent rates LRTHBBIDGE E. W. McMUUEN, ;