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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta MTTIR CONDniONS ON U. S. RANCHES ;v :w AMI Ml CAN! HAVt L tJHOM" FMOM CANADA WHICH WILL tAVC LOft OF MNJIMII IN CATTLt HCAD DIED PROM EXfOfURC ANO.MUNOIft LAST YEAR- FOLLOW THE LEAP O F ALMRTA STOCKMEN Chktfo, 111., Dec. "Maybe note btvliaf out there lite ted loU raid jtttt hate til warmth aad Iff hi tad band drtvled ranchman. He hii hand incluwTtly about tba -amphitheatre where the (ml "Beef from the nufe always hare tatt deal. evtn we beftn in thin expensive breeding Plenty of snow tad north for them in winter, hauled for in crowded without to fet knocked in the head with- Hoell of hifh life like this." Owt in the cold and there were tired waiting their turn vp the runway to. the slaughter room. Seemingly no-. ThanJtseiving or Christmas or New Year's brings to the millions of range cattle cause for rejoicing, .And yet if they did but know it, the millions of suffering steers upon ihe range have cause for a .grand cel- ebration this year, for at least they have found a friend. Alarmed at the frightful loss and suffering ..Curing severe United -States government bas'inte'rrened on oehalf of thV all-used cattle- and is moving a thousand to bring--about better condi- tions for the live 'stock which form euch a item in, America s annu- i An Expansive Lesson Bound- up with thV governrneat's lardy action is the story of the'dis- -covery of an leak- inwill charm the fa.i rest charmer. Presents for that will her think of -the giver long- after .the present has been bestowed.. We have, in a great glittering variety beautiful" Rings and Watches, The handling" of the wool from the sorting, of it to the packing up of the finished blankets is decidedly inter- esting. The wool as it is received at the mill is sorted by hand on the top one considers that' to produce y for shipment. 3Tine grades of blanket's, four nf gray, are; niamifactured'. chine.that is the only one of its kind j tion given the Herald- man 'by Mr. in Canada, 'folded, tagged with s Whelen. was that the best grade of Chinook Brand card, and packed wool was sheared from sheep that -r were a bet.veen the jvierino, v.'hose wool .is 'Yery finft. and the ..Os- jford. Southdown, Shropshire or any At factory is j other coarse wool sheep. The Merino out seventy .pairs a clay, but expects within three weeks to manufacture one hundred pairs daily. The-value .of this' institution, can be estimated', approximately when floor. It is then sent soaked in a solution, down to the then rinsed, basement' to be scoured, being first washed in another vat and rinsed number of .blankets least this one thousand pounds of wool mnst wool is not only too fine for their use but there is great waste. One hun- dred pounds of Merino wool after b> irig cleaned from grease and dirt will not give more than thirty of forty pounds of blankets. The other wools give from cent, up- wards. All the ivoql is sorted into purchased, or "about three hundred j three grades according to its fine- thousand pounds .will be used during i ness. still soil them at a profit in compe- tition with other steers. The Canadian Pacific.Railway com- said the ifissourian to one of the men who were with the cattle. "No, sir, we're from was the patriotic responoe. The Mis'sourian was nonpulsed. vtr.iiigcr, yoii've got he said. "Thtit state ain't on my map." month of alone, making Deftly the Canndian produced a tllis month's stock shipments the bc-rta predict, that the Peace Eivcr region, lying away north of the next decads, be the centre of an nn- pany have orders for. cars for j porian't range cattle industry.. No Problem In Canada In other ''words, Canada has ma.p- and indicated a point midway betwoen Caigary and Edmonton., "Stranger, you're a long way from home, but if those are grass cattle largest in the history of tho country. An idfea of the. quality of the range brad cattle in some of these ship- ments can be had up tnere, ana mey oroujcni. by noting the A top load re- what-'s more, you know how .to make I cently averaged 1.308 pounds and cattle." j sold at per cwt., grossing This is merely one of the incidents I per head. A second load, averaging no such live stock prolflem as there is in 'the..United States, and the ques- tion now before 8s.ni is whether our western range can be Alberta by mitigating the effects of severe winters. The doDi.rtmont of agriculture has beautitm Kings and that give color to the daily life of tl I t...w stocKyarcts, Out it is incidft the! pounds, wr.s.'.put over at .its-'campaign by trying to in- Throat Ornaments of pretty and ex- designs. Also. Silver-Plated ;Tca and Coffee Services, Forks Spoons, etc. W J. Armstrong JEWELEH ENGRAVER Agent for BELL PIANOS incident .grossing and the third load, of significance for Red Deer, from I averaging pounds at which the cattle came, is so far north j Crossing- The 'fourth cut, M that in the oklx school' geographies it used to be included in the great white blank that stretched in un- broken desolation, to the Arctic ocean. This land now proves to-be'.covered with rich, nourishing grasses, so that jit is possible to raise cattle and ship {them as far south'as'Chicago and head, averaged pounds, and snld at grossing Some me- dium weight cows grossed per head. Red Deer is .-the most northerly point from which cattle have ever been shipped to Chicago as .yet, but representatives of Swift Co., in Al- plished. But if this cooperation given- a stop will be put to what .is now a uiOu on coiitilry's indus- trial life as well as a source of great loss, "and a brighter day will dawn for the much abused steer, over-grazed lands :-and to promote- better grass growth by resceding of pastures. The stockmen, themselves are asking for some kind of legisla- tion which will enable them to lease and improve sections of the public land so that they will be capable of taking care of the large hcrdj now grazing on them. Lastly, the best i solution of the difficulty lies ,in cut- Rogers-Cimningham Lumber Co., Ltd. laber, Stirling, Hagratti, Coleridge shelter, by showing thorn the profit j to be made in that way. In the next' place it is urging thuin to rest thtvir .ma position to dispose'of high All these points nre brought which hc aim to the rocent .en'ort of J. is.assistant .in range investigation the government's bureau of plant in- dustry. The. hearty co-operation of the livestock men is required before any great results can be accom- o. stock, so that when stockman can no Vongor grow beef he will bo sell ns '2-year-olds eastern ieeders. Two miles from town. A Good Half-Section for Terms to LIXIMEXT CURES W. R. DOBBIN Dealer in .Farm Lands find Lethbridge Properties. T .4 'i Southarc'l Block, Lethbridge, Alta. Phone 142 ;