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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LITHBHIIX1S, ALKRTA, SATUKDAY. FEBRJARV 4 I TO LUMBER s WE ARE DAILY RECEIVING NEW, WELL MANUFACTURED LUMBER OF GOOD GRADES WHICH WE OFFER YOU AT PRICES THAT ARE RIGHT. HAVE JUST PUT IN A COMPLETE STOCK OF LIME, CEMENT, PLASTER AND BUILDING PAPER, and are prepared to furnish any bill complete (SUCCESSORS TO ENTERPRISE LUMBER CO.) C. R. CARLSON, Secretary and General Manager R. RANEY, Manager Uthbridge Yard i OF CANADA Capitol Rest ami Ua divided Profits Exceed The Habit of Saving systematically has made more men "well off" than, have large, incomes, fortunate investments and 'luck" combined. It is practically a certain road to a comfortable competence. A. Sivilf5 Aeettlt in- the Union Bank will help you form the habit of saving. Open a Savings Account with 11.00 or to it regularly as mtich as you can we will add Interest the highest current rate at regular intervals. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH: J. R.. Managir. UNIQUE METHOD FOR COLLECTING BAD DEBTS HAVE UNITED AND ENGAGED A COLLECTOR A CUSTOMER MUST PAY HIS DEBTS BEFORE OTHER STORES WILL SELL HIM SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM "How Guelpk Merchants Deal With Slow Pay Customers" is the subject nf an interesting article in the Janu- ary nuinber'.oi the "Dry Goods Re- view." It concerns both customer and "merchant and is a solution to a problem that. has been a long stand- CANADIANS' UNDERSTAND. StUi Staunch in Their to Britain. London, Feb. 19--G. H. Mackin- tosh, former Lieut.-Governor of the Northwest Territories, has a contri- bution in tbe Standard dealing-with preference within the empire. He says the fact is historic that Cana- dians have never wavered in their allegiance, and why should they do so now? To be sure, there ia ieeling that a policy of procrastination upon the part of British, statesmen is ert- dangering the whole fabric, still all reasonable Canadians appreciate the position of the- United Kingdom. Place Your Orders for DRAYING ....WITH.... Guaranteed j PHQNE 289 FROZEN TO DEATH IN N.B. Sussex, N.B., Feb. Ernest Ru- pert, 24 years of age, was found frozen to "death near here today. Re- turning to work in the lumber woods he lost his way. His body was found it was presented at a meeting of women would come into the store association, and all the merchants which she happened to be sponging at who were satisfied with their assess-1 that particular time, and with su- ments-on the-list signed their names perfluity of excuses, would ask to opposite their respective amounts, have the matter'of five or six doUars Some of the merchants did not at j-worth of eoods added .to her "little fasf and believed there was little j andl or" with other mer- thfe I chants around town, politely but ?e It "and tall in I sternly refuse her any more credit. The scheme is now working I The woman, of course., would assume success that the life of the I an attitude of indignation. dehaquent the Royal City-is any- "Why, One would think thin- but a-bed of roses., sir. that-1 was a 'dishonest person, The Black ListfRlan The official collector of the associa- j sir. who tried to -c Koods are the best and. the enterprising wan aster has decided, to appeal to the public along the above lines its an in- ducemeiit to: deal whmx- Voods can be boueht at I-OCK oin-.o'." v people, answer a rinC at Bev.' Mr. _____ of! Wright returned from Claresholm the stores" owed, of- where he has been spendics .the last "oeskv collector" so'as -to" be rid the stores where she owedi but'the of- of-him; All 'kinds "and con-1 ficial collector of the stores where-she of -him: of accounts i UT" VhT savimTof collection fees alone, the money land believed tliat rather than see a London, Fftb. WnnM rvnv wn. London, Feb. would pay up. Crane, recently of decided teat it would be dian Government-at a dinner to Kave their officer paid a fanners and pirdenens than a commission, and select in -where- tnere were v- rlitions of accoun began to come owed, but the official collector of the in as if tfie merchants ail possessed association, not with one, -.but with would simolv all her local accounts. 'Then in a few err. 8Sked if the chosen words, it would all o h n extent Ue explained to her why she could no xne vf the longer work the President "Waters very emphatically bluff." or teir with such good effect stated- that in many rnerch- hcr touchine; tale of the temporary ants in theipast few. months, which.! financial stringency. The collector wad explain t-o her system and the beauty-of-itM deal- tion to Canada, for S position, in the person of thousands of acres of rich land.-A D A; Scroggie. awaiting women to rich harvest was agriculturalists, Get our i PRICES! on Iron Galvanized and Painted MttalttcSUkg Mrtiffic Sttngtes before buying We have placed a carload of the well-known Metal Shingle and Siding Co.'i gooat in stock ''i They made a" bargain -with, him to [take over the drumming up their bad 1 accounts for J700 a year. This am- lount with the rent of the collector's the heart of the i phone fees, stationery, and other ei- amounting in all to: about T! they decided to raise by tax- 4 [ling the merchants who would reap I the benefit of the scheme. Merchant1! Share A collection committee was ap- pointed, consisting of the president of the association, F. Waters; the T secretary, H. 0., Occomore; G. B. A Ryan, a drv goods man and "J. A. McCrea, a grocer. They got togeth- er and drew up a list-of the eighty odd merchants who belonged to tixc association, assessing each man what they .was the fair amount, or a fair share of the collector's eat- _ penses. Their assessments ranged from to per year, according t tft thA the belonged. the plan. The collector at the end was only a trial, had re- ceived over ten: tunes the t.hev paid m _ r two weeks. Ben D. Wooley has sold his-place and will remove to British Columbia where he expects to grow fruit. Mr. Tweet has purchased a vony and harness from B. W. -1-- T White and sold the pony no Airs. Ira Burns _ driving horse. -i Mr. Armel Williams and Lou Wil- son made a trip to Bruce'Beagles-, farm to buy a team of- horses .last they paid- annuaiiy. ine wita ycujjie. --wvct oov- that they had thought it was abso- j crai cans or- this sort on the part of luteV'-' irnpbssible'to collect- But this j the tactful and persistent .official the is by no means the "strong point of j simple lesson of honesty, so long jlected, is generally learned '-'to very of the'j jrood advantaee, backed up as it-.is e fu-st month in addition to with the stem object lesson of the of the collections he had sub- "black She finds that the onfo- wuv _ _ __ _ 11- ___" -A t mitted a list to each raerchant ofa.ll the "dead-beats" in the city. This reflation. It showed not list only how way to get off that list is to pay her way off it, and she srenerally begins to pay. It is surprising how honest much' money "Hr- Dead! she gets all at once. Sometimes, many differ- when the amounts involved have been accounts, so >arsre, the families have decided to old in many cases' that they were at. They realized then why some customers" had all at once started to leave town, but the watchful keeps his eye on the moving van, and already in Guelph 'several, parties .who uelu .VIAVO --7- deal verv largdy in thair stores in contemplated leaving'the city have spite of "the fact that they lived in) been met at the station and finally opposite parts ot-the city. They saw persuaded to stay a while and- make lb.rouKh ,some wonderfully touching a few sundry settlements. The col- malra r'Vio flr-rlPmo fk A. crowd of boys leathered in at .Mr. Ed. Church's .place, last Saturday ev- ening to indulge m a boxinc contest. Mr- John Clark Johnny Gourlie and Mr. A. J. Mills made a trip down south of last Wednesday to buy Mr. Bob McViuee had the misfor- tune to lose his baby who died last Mr. Leori Burns has been sick with the measles; Mr. William Faulkner went to brid-c last Monday to meet his w who he expects from the east, where she has been visiting frk-nds and rel- atives this winter. Mr. S. A. Wyraan and Mr, A. J. Mills are jroine to build new houses hard-luck stories that they had heard. iti a manner that set them and thinking hard. They awoke and wer thev nighty lone clad of it. Nor were Our, friend, the lections alone make the scheme a pay-" ing one. but tbe black list feature of it is what does tbe merchant the most It warns him not to let the bad ones eet any further :in on the -j- the size of the firms the belonged, enemy. eot aHew rather rude shocks side of his and the amount of business done by Uurine the next few weeks also. was not: a collection made tbe mm Office and Factory tor. MM ijprt MM WWII Telephone 153 them. When. -the list was drawn" up I When one of these smilinjr. affable black list scheme alone would pay the merchants .mpense involved..: hcttMil Niw TABER _ _ _ Tabor, Feb. At the annual jiness meeting: of KJIOX Presbyterian M anufactured in Vancouver. Church, held last evsninpf. Messrs. s. M of the very Kiln- j Ermine and H. A. Kathennes were el T Lumber, de ae- to the board of managers to fill tne vacancies cauatd by tbe WSDQOVE! Pltwpective two of ttve members of the board wettld do well to write njejit was unanimously decided by before deciding on a hoaie meeting to have the church n from its present location to the donated by-the Lund Co. on Front St. west of the pipe pUy entitled "Nortfc n by Aaron Johnson and his com A. Spencer as soon as the weather wall permit. Sunbeam The most efficient carbon filament lamps on the market SOLD BY McKENZIL ft1 ROY Electrical Dealers and Contractors St., Lethbridge, AJU. J Phone 204 MAYOR DROPPED BEAD. delivering an address at the anniversary- ser- vice in trie Methodiat Churcli tonight Mayor W. _E. Stevens was suddenly seized with an attack of apoplexy, and died in a few minutes. Mr. Ste- veus was 55 years of age, and was a prominent He was very popular and highly respected. Some time ago he had a flight attack of apoplexy while at a meetiiig of the Oddfellows, to which order he be- longed. He leaves a widow, two stepsons, and a daughter. REPRESENTS OVERSEA STATES. London, Feb. Standard deuiands direct representation for oversea states on thei Committee of Imperial and a condition prior to any rational organization of Imperial naval and military forces. Phone 266 :Sox 417 Tk Etoctrict.1 mn4 Gas Visit our New Show Rooms. We carry a complete stock of Electrical Fixtnret, Shades, Lamps, etc. All kinds of Eltctric Wiring done by an efficient staff of Tradesman ;