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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta tuesdAy; February 27, loir THE LETHBRIDGE Dwf/Y herald' TRADE TO PUT THE (From Our Own Correspondent) 1 Cranbrook, B. C, Feb. 24.-The annual general meeting of the Cranbrook board of trade was held In the council chamber* Friday evening last, there being a fairly lepresentatlve gathering of business men In attendance. -In common with other places, Cranbrook has - Buffered largely through the removal of men from the district. A, large number of active j workers In' board of trade matters also responded to the call of empire and are now at the front. However, despite^ these .drawbacks, there was an' aburidant' supply of talent pros ent at the meeting to again take up active work ,and( Cranbrook will bt ihada known to 'the .outside world in the course of the next few months. President .'W.'; A. Nlsbet read his annual address, which covered a vol-uhie of business .transacted during the past year/Following the president'r address, the auditor's report was rea'l and received. The election ^of officers was held 11. E. Beattie, one of the most forward workers in the Interests of Cranbrook, was persuaded to accept the office or ..president. Mr. Beattie, in accepting^, stated that his reluctancr when first approached; had been due to the fact that he did not consider he could do either the position or himself justice, as for six months he would practically be away from the city altogether. He did not' like to. nor propose to take any office which he could not make a success of and as the members, present had insisted on his acceptance of the proffere? honor, he would hold those members responsible for ',thelr hearty support. . If that support tailed he would Im itae.dlfttely ..resign the,.office. At thlr Juncture practically every one present re�olyed  to put their hand to tbr ir}>*�i �nd assist with 'the work. It was felt that: Cranbrook should oc- Vcup;- 4 Also Carter de Haven, the Famous Comedian in "Timothy Dobbs, That's Me'� -"He almost lands an angel." .' J TONIGHT 10c-16c "A LASS of the LUMBERLANDS ? "THE WRECK IN THE FOG," Second episode of this new Holmes' photo novel full of tense interest and thrills. Other Good pictures. ONE OF THE MOST NOTED OLD-TIMER8 DEAD Dr. W. M. Mackay, for 49 Years a Phv-sloian, Called to Hie Reward Fdmonton, Alta.,.Feb. 25. - The death took place here today of one of the most noted old-timers of the west la the person of .Dr; W. M. Mackay of this city, for 59 years a physician, and in recent years a resident of Edmonton. Dr. Mackay had spent .over half a century in the commerce of the northwest, coming to Canada fromStirling, Scotland, in 1864, with' the object of practising medicine. He was a graduate of Edinburgh university. 'When the great epidemic of small* pox spread throughout western Canada at that time. Dr. Mackay voluntarily } went up into the wilds to do what he could1 to- aid' the Suffering Indians, �who were dying in hundreds. He was the only physician carrying out the work, and as a result of his activities, the. scourge of smallpox, has been practically extinct among the Indian tribes since. , He first went to the Hudson's Bay factory at York, on the Hudson's Bay, and while there �met and eventually married Miss Jane Flett, .daughter of Wm. Flett, the Hudson's Bay factor at that station. With his- bride, Dr. Mackay later moved to Dunvegan, Where he had charge of the Hudson's Bay company's business in the Peace Biver, district. From that, place he went'to Lesser Slave lake, which was afterwards uiade' H. C. company's headquarters. . For several years he had charge of the,'district with-headquarters at Fort Chippewyan in tbe Athabasca district,. From this statioi), Dr. Mackay retired froin the service" of the Hudson's Bay company and removed to,"Edmonton with "his family of 'six daughters and two sons! One son, George, is how at the .front,as .fjf'ejgearitSlh; the 138th WILL ATTACH TO ANY FORD CAR On Saturday our demonstrator [Milled over 300 bushels of grain in ?- Three Wagons. We are now closing agency contracts. If you want a good thing write or phone at once. rice $300 SUPERIOR SUPPLY CO. 13th St. S. and 2nd Ave. S. LETHBRTDGE Jl . Exclusive Agents for Southern Alberta 1**1 16893993 ;