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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 1, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta "THE STORE OF QUALITY. 1 We have a large and well-selected Stock vof Toilet Sets at prices to suit all pockets, also Patterns and Styles to suit all Tastes. Nelson r> Fraser PHONE 21 LETHBRIDGE A EOTTLE FOR NEW YEAR'S that' you will be suru to appreciate, is a bottle of Lethbridge Brewing & Mitliing Co.'s Sfcsyparilla. These goods are pure, wholesome and right flavored. They make healthful and palatable beverage,-! �11 year 'round. Leave your order now. Lethbridge Brewing & Malting Company, Ltd. GIVE ADVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT Findings and Recommends tions Submitted by Beef Commissioners 0* Bote! Arlington * FRED. ROONEY, - PROP. GOOD ACCOMMODATION FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC EXCELLENT CUISINE BATHS HOT AND COLD WATER RATES, $1.50 A DAY _______ I LETHBRIDGE - ALBERTA I For Real Estate values FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE -TRY-- , N. T. MACLEOD & CO. Lethbridge Hotel Block, Lethbridge. 0. W. KERR CO. have opened offices in the Oliver BlocK. Room 5 Headquarters Spring and Winter Wheat Lands Come and Bee the famous Magrath land, now on the market. We have also a few choice sections in Warner district. T. S. McKENZIE. Local Manager. WOULD'NT GO BACK IWbwSef Prefers Lethbridge to Butte, Montana The Hollander, J. Van Klootiick, aliaH J. Perry, who was arrested here by Chief Parry at the instance of the police at Butte, Montana, is not going to be taken back without causing as much trouble as he can. Sheriff Henderson was here yesterday but Perry refused to go beak with hiin. The sheriff has gone back to Helena to secure the necessary papers to cx- CHAS. MAIR'S BOOK. Will Be Published Early in the New Year. (Edmonton Bulletin.) A volume of extraordinary interest is announcd by William Briggs for publication early in the coming year. It is Mr. Charles Mair's narrative of the Government Kxpedition of 1899, under the Hon. David Laird, through the Peace River country, making treaty witli the Indians for the opening of that vast region to settlement Mr. M.iir was one of the two secre- tradite him. He has six serious ; taries to the ha If breed scrip commis charges against the man such as grand larceny, obtaining money fraudulently and otlw-r species of theft. Among his "escapades is to go to a jeweller to get goods on approbation, giving a worthless cheque to more than even the value of the goods to be approved of by his wife. This morning Magistrate Humphries sent him up for thirty days for vagrancy, and will hold him until the sheriff returns for liiin. If there is to be any trouble in extradition, as Immigration agent, Mr. Humphries will have him deported ns an undesirable citizen under the provisions of the Immigration Act. The American officials will be at the boundary line to receive the prodigal with open arms. To some people'in the city the accused man stated that he expected his partner any day with $'20,000 worth of' diamonds and other jewel- � ]ry. He wil look in vain /for hini as the police of Montana have him 'Jooked up securely. sion which accompanied the expedition. Not only was the expedition to treat for the transfer of territorial rights, but to ascertain, a.s well! tht numbers and holdings of the few-white or other settlers who had made a start at farming or stock-raising, and to clear the way for the incoming tide of settlement. With the volume will' be included �liief Factor Roderick Macfarlanes "Notes on the Mammals of the Far North" and also his "Notes on and l,ist of Birds and Kggs Collected in Arctic America," which originally were contributed to the SiiiU-hsoiium Institute at Washington. ELECTRIC LIGHTS AT RAYMOND Itayniond had I he biggest celebration tliey have bad for a lonn time on (/'hrb'timts day when the electric lights were turned on for the first time. Raymond has now nn up-to-date system ami is as well-lighted as any town. The .buildings and recommendations of the Beef Commission arc as follows: Sheen Industry. 1. That the government undertake sheep feeding experiments in connection with cattle feeding experiments. 2. That the government bring in an importation of pure, bred sheep and distribute, them in small lots throughout the province. Pork Industry. 3. That the government assist in the erection of one pork packing plant to be located between Calgary and Edmonton and that they take over the entire management of the concern. Beef Industry. 4. That the government establish three cattle feeding experiment stations, distributing them properly throughout the province and conduct such experiment as will demonstrate the feasibility of the cattle feeding business. 5. That we. do not deem it wise that the government take any active steps in the matter of a canning plant until the two plants now in the course of erection are in operation and results therefrom determined. 6. That we do not find any combine in restraint of trade in the retail butchers' trade. 7. That legislation be enacted which will protect dumb animals from unnecessary cruelty in the slaughterhouse and that it be made, compulsory for all.animals to be shot in the head. 8i That the Railway Commission be asked to compel the C. P. R. Company to run a weekly scheduled stock train, this train to have the right of way after passenger trains. That its rate of speed be at least 20 miles an hour, not including the time, cattle arc unloaded for_feeding. 9. That it be made cunipolaory for the shipper to unload his cattle once every 42 hours and further that it be made unlawful for any company to carry stock for longer than 42 hours without seeing that it is unloaded. 10. That all complaints against the C. P. R. be taken up with the Railway Commission, and. further, that copies of the excerpts from the evidence which have been forwarded to the C. P. R .offices in Winnipeg "be forwarded to the Railway Commission and that they be asked to remedy the several grievances which are therein set forth. 11. That the time which cattle mas-be held in the old country before slaughtering be increased to one month. 12. That the government appoint a Live Stock Commissioner, whose chief business it would be to attend to the marketing of Alberta export cattle and th.it he be paid a regular salary by the government and that the government impose a uniform tax on all shippers according to the number of animals shipped by the said commissioner. 13. That our investigation into the chilled meat trade has not been sufficient to warrant us making any recommendations and that we respectfully ask your consideration upon the advisibility of further investigation into this matter. 14. That we have not found that there exists or has existed any combination in restraint of or affecting trade in cattle, sheep, hogs or any meats or any or all of them in the province or elsewhere such as would infringe upon the provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada. 15. That stock yards are not conducted in a systematic manner andt we would therefore recommend that all stock yards be managed by the railway companies. 16. That cattle should be bought and sold without shrink. 17. That the brand inspection system now in vogue is worthless, and we therefore recommend that all brand inspection be dispensed with, and that the shipper of stock be asked to furnish the transportation company with on affidavi as to the number of animals in his shipment, together with the sex and brand, and that the owner or his agent furnish an affidavit of a similar nature unless it can be proven that the shipper had authority from the owner of the animal to do so. 18. That the present hide, inspection .law be more rigidly enforced. We regret to have to state thiit there were many questions in connection with the meat trade which should have been investigated at points further east and in the old country. A knowledge of conditions in Montreal, the difliculty of securing space, the marking and sorting of cattle, a knowledge of conditions on P. BURNS & Accusations Made Against Well Known Firm Were Net Proven Says the Beef Commission In the report of the Beef Commission the following concerning the Itelail Butchers' trade appears: With regard to the retail meal industry we beg to say that we examined about 35 butchers throughout the province and the following are representative of the accounts laid before us. JSxcarpt from the evidence of Mr. W. J. Williamson, Kdnionton, "Q. What, do your steers usually dress? A. About 700 lbs., some mure, soiwKlcss. I). (Pointing to dis grain) Supposing that represents a 000 lb. steer dressed, could you loll us how *" many pounds of each different kind of beef Inure would be, say on. one side of the animal to lwg'in with? How many pounds of neck for instance? Neck, 25 lbs., at OJc. per lb. Shoulder, GO lbs., ut 8u. per lb. Prime of rib, 40 lbs., at Uc. a tb. Plate, 15 lbs. n:t 8c. per lb. Brisket, 7 lbs at 5c. per lb. Shank, 10 lbs., at 25c. per shank. Front quarter, J02 lbs., which realizes $13.02$c. l^oin, 50 lbs., at I2{c. Flank, 10 lbs. at oc. per lb. Jtump, 25 lbs., iu 10c. per lb. Bound, 42 lbs., ;.l 12.}c. par lb. Hind shank, 18 lbs., at '15c. per shank. That makes a total, one side, of 317 lbs., for which you receive $27.-97i, or on the whole animal 034 tbs. ; which bring you 855.952. Q. Don't you'sell any of that meat at more than 12c. per lb? A. Nun on an average. A Rood deal of the meat is sold to hotels. Q. What do you get 18c. a pound for then? A. Those cuts sold to small customers, principally the _ undercut and sirloin steak. The prices 1 have quoted are thosB at which meat is supplied to hotels and restaurants where so much trimming is not required. Taking into consideration the cost of collecting accounts, these high prices would not average as much as the smaller prices when larger quantities of meat are sold. O. What would you pay for that steer that would dress G34 pounds? A. I would pay 8c. per lb. at the present time. Q. That would be $50.70. A. Yes, about tnat. Q. what have you I aid for any steers that you have bought live weight? \. One cost roe $10 sm'l the other S*">. The last I bought was 510. '�]? A. Tongues -13c, hearts 25c, laili 10c, lc. per lb. Porterhou.se 35 lbs. at 15c. per lb. Sirloin, 30 lbs. at 15c. per lb. Kutnp 35 lbs. at 124c. per lb. Hound 10 lbs. at J2Jc. per lb. Hind Shank 20 lbs. at,12Jc. i>cr lb. According to the account submitted by Mr. Lee, the profit on a S40.00 in vestment amounts 35.50 or 88.87 per cent. , Kxcerpt from the evidence of Mr. F. Michencr, Bed Deer. "Q. You say that a U00 lb. steer would dress about 600 lbs. I want yon to take half of that carcass, 300 lbs. and give mo the different weights of the different parts of it and the prices that you would retail the parts at. How many pounds would there be in the neck?" Neck 10 lbs. at Oc. per lb. Shoulder 45 lbs. at 9c. per lb. Prime of rib 20 lbs. ait 12c. per lb. # Porterhouse 20 lbs. at ISJc. per lb. Hump 20 lbs. at 9c. per lb. Bound 40 lbs. at 12,Jc. perlb. Sliank 20 lbs. at 50c. per sha 'k. Flunk 15 lbs. at oc. per lb. Brisket and plate 30 lbs. at 51c. per lb. Front shank, 15 lbs. at 25c. per, shank. "CJ. What would you sell it l\ir te, the carcass, selling the whole thing dressedV A. About 7jc. per lb. 0, What would you get for the hide? A. 6c. a lb. It would I'robiibly /he worth $3.50. Q. The heart, liver and tongue, how much would they be worth? A. $1.00. :l very ct e-fully into the retail Ltttcbor./ tradn we found H almost impossible lo active at a conclusion as to tlwfu.er-agc profit per carcass made by the retail butcher in Alberta. The. foregoing system was used in .exau.-V.'ii; each of the butchers who uppe.u. before the commission. � Iu-cortnu cases the gross profit per carcass may be estimated at 100 per cent. In other cases the profit drops to 10 per cent, or even less. Our efforts were futile in endeavoring to strike an average on the retail butchers yearly profits. Your commissioners are convinced that when there is a considerable turn-over of stock and good business methods arc employed the profits are large. In small establishments the danger of loss is much greater and we also observe that the business methads employed here ai� responsible for the small profits' in thoir business. We ar.v of the opinion that if credit system were done away with and scales made strictly for cash the butchers of the Province could afford, to sell theic moat at a considerably lower price. The man who nays has to pay for the man who doesn't. Again the butchers complain that it is difficult to get rid of the poorer cuts The purchaser goes to the shop and because he docs not have to pay for his meat that flay he is going to have the best that is going, whereas if he had to pay cash he would suit 'tfown tomorrow in ten days the people in this country would be slary^ ing in 10 days. Q. Do you not think Mr. Burns, that there would be Homebody to take your place if you went out of business? A. Not much. They could not do it. This business of mine has taken yonfs to build up." Wc would emphasize that the mon opolistic state ot the retail meat trade is n very undesirable condition of affairs in this province. It has' been charged against P. Burns & Co. that they use doubtful methods in order to establish trade in certain towns. With respect to this wo have to say that there is no direct proof in the evidence that this is true. A groat, deal has been said against P. Burns & Co. in their relation to the meat, trade of the Province. Viewing the avidcnco as a -whole, your commissioners are impressed .with the fact, that many of the accusations against Mr. Burns and his company cannot lie substantiated under onth. POULTRY FANCIERS MEET. (From Saturday's Daily.) The annual meeting of the Lethbridge Poultry Association was held last night. K J. Cook was voted to the chair and F. Harkinson to the secretaryship pro tern., owing to the absence of the president, J. E. Clarke and Secretary Humphries. It was decided to hold the. annual exhibition on February 'JZ> and.26, and a committee, including Messrs. Cook, Jones and Harkinson, was appointed to revise the prize list. The following officers were elected: Hon. President, Dr. Newburn. President, J. C. Livingstone. Vice-rnvKieiit, �. Harbinson. Secy.-TreaK., Jas. Benton. Executive Committee: D. J. Whitney, W. A. Hamilton, S., Jones, Sr., W\ O. Hutton, 13.' J. Cook, P. Ash-croft, \V. Carter, Hugh Scott, A. Huston, Geo. Moore, S. J. McDiarmid, A. E. Humphries, Mr. Harvey and Mr. Sloan. Photographs Itt Mlnri WH Hifhest - i Lethbridge Saddlery CO. A good sound horse, about 12SO pounds. Apply f'urpm Furniture Co. LOST P.r>twe*n Ftairdctt Street South and the Oliver Block,, a Indies gold watch ltfward for return lo the Herald Ot-fice. HAY and OATS Bought and Sold in Wholesale and ... Retail . Quantities Produce Delivered Locally Prices by Carload may be bad oat Application Terms - Strictly Cash ' Easton (ft Hyde ROUND STREET Next door to Enterprise LumberCo Automobile Supplies Spark Plugs, Storage Batteries Speedometers Tire Chains, Goggles, Jacks, etc EXACT REPAIRING Howard Case & Co The Original Garage which is still in operation. AT KEAN'S Headquarters for Santa Claus Stockings FRESH FRUIT HOME-MADE CANDY - HOT & COLD DRINKS , ICE CREAM KEAN'S Opposite P. O. 'Phone 98 ;