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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 15, 1905, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING CO., LTDi " W. A. Baduun, {Managing Director and Editor. ' SUBSCRIPTION: ., In Advance - �1.50 a year .'�Otherwise - 12.00 � year 4 ! ADVERTISING. Pmr Month � sVl.OO Per Inch lv, to cut down salaries as it was to voted to the college, do not feci the raise them. These then aro good;same pride in tholr college and their times for"the man on salary. He1 work. The students believe that their gets a good-times salary and can live college is not THE college- Hence on'.hard-times prices. Ho gets his j the college spirit of loyalty and en-food, clothing, rent, anci labor cheap- i thusiaSm is lacking and nothing else THE POWER OF THE PRESS The greater ^forco in the civic politics Of Toronto is the Evening Telegram, 'the only Toronto newspaper, o-vvned outright by one man. J. Ross Robertson, the foremost Mason in 'Canada and ^ the founder and stay of one 'Of the city's finest charitable 'institutions, the Sick Children's Hospital, is the owner. er than he could when times wore generally good. A period of financial depression works no hardship on the salaried portion of the population as long as the salaries are continued at the standard to wfiich they were raised during the more prosperous times. i --- THE FINANCIAL STRINGENCY Some favorable signs of improvement arc making their appearance. The Uank of England rate has been reduced from seven to six per cent., confidence in the United States banks has boon restored, and there is considerable activity in the bond market So far as Canada is concerned, the most important of the above facts, is the sign of the loosening of money ! for the purchase of bonds. This will hold the student' body to the college. It is argued in favor of having the college and. university together, that -there will Iw better professors lecturing in the college ns the university professors will assist. This is really one of the great arguments against the idea. These professors consider this college a secondary concern. They do not lecture from the standpoint of the former or of the students before him. The universityjlec turer on botany, chemistry, geology, natural philosophy, civil law or hy-geine can not and docs not do so from the agricultural point of viow and henco his teachings are not prnc tical or valuable. The college must have a complete faculty of its own, composed of nveii who understand the �n* train _ . ..... , ,..., ' head gate Toronto civic affairs . are of little  ,,7, - . � , . ., ,'y all the interest several 'thousand miles awuy , ;�'�'' .. r � j i da haw but the power of the press for good, � . m 'head gate is worth talking about anywhere. The main- - - - . - - . nteds of the students and who consi- nienns foreign capital, and is, so to'dcr their education of first import-' or probably janee.' While such is not impossible would be, the it has''never Wn the case where the college is located with the univer- sieak, the "key note,' a better expression of the situation. Near-towns and cities in Cnna- !sity. bonds "to-sell. When the j The close relation of the two does is raised and money for not tend to u practical agricultural Telegram is an independent Consor vative papor but when it comes to civic affairs it is a mugwump pure and simple.. K gives municipal questions column after column of space .and leads the mass of the people to its way of .thinking and it nearly always thinks right. In the recent cnmpaigri in that city it was the leader in the light for a civic power plant. It sent reporters to other cities to gather facts about the success of municipal plants. It do-voted page after page to its fight against the corporations. Result, an "overwhelming victory for the ensa it /spouse I. It supported the Liberal, Jos. Oliver, for Mayor and won. j But this is not, the first occasion j The Telegraiin has elected, its candi- , date for Mayor. Robt. J. Fleming, mow general manager of the Toronto Street Railway Co. was-cleaned Mayer of Toronto three or four times, i iiccause he had' the Telegram at his back. Then when Thomas trnrjuhart, > a temperance Liberal offered himself; as a candidate, the Toronto Tele- j gram took him up and in the face of I | the putctupc of bonds starts to flow .'education. The association wrrTthe into Canada some of her dried up in-j other student bodies, the personell of duslries will be irrigated and new; the lecturing staff, and the nature oi life infused into, them. It is hardly'their teaching are all against it. If possible, however, that we will have a period of easy money for at least ;a year. The conditions which obtain j locally are to lie found in almost every town and city in Canada. We all of us know there is hardly a bus- i iness man in town who could not do with a little mure money, and this is j the case everywhere. Industries all1 the student is to be a farmer after he graduates he must be a farmer while at the col lege. He must work cn a farm. This, is practically an impossibility under the circumstances. A larger nrca of lnnd is needed than is available near the university centre The land must be chosen, A Golden Opportunity For you to invest a small amount, and reap by returns-an investment that will easily produce a revenue of from : : : : 100 TO 500 PER CENT Everyone who is at all acquainted with conditions in B.C. must admit that the LOWER ARROW LAKE DISTRICT is undoubtedly the choicest fruit-growing district in the province. A free trip to purchasers to inspect our land. It stands inspection Join ds bb us of wr Fortnigbtljf IxctfsloM :^ : : : : Call or irite for Booklst and fufttitp particulifi not because it is near any given place jovcr the country are in need of mon- | but because of its suitability for the ey. Cities, towns, and corporations j purpose. To get the practical eciu-havc bonds to sell-. These cannot be-, cat ion he needs, the student must do i "masticated" in one meal, uhd it j praetr'cal farming under practical in-;will be a slow process before condi- j struotors in the most practicable tions right themselves, and we will j place, which certainly is not, for always have fear hanging over .us of ; many reasons, in close proximity to !another upheaval, due to the Prasi-|the provincial university, dential election or some "high financing" in the United States. If we read the signs correctly, Canada 'must be reconciled to a full year of economy before we can enjoy a plethora of money such as we experienced a couple of years ago. there has bei-u a shrinkage of 300.-000 packages. In the item of 'cheese there is also a great shrinkage in Ontario due to the mid-summer drouth in that province. The shrinkage will be in the reighborhood of 5,000,000 pounds for the present year, In Saskatchewan only four government creameries were in operation with 213 patrons. The total product was pounds, while the average net price to the patron was 21,10c. per pound. tive and business. the hotels will go out of the Conservative , ALBERTA AGRICULTURAL LEGE COL- .the opposition of organization and the liquor forces put him in tlie Chief Magistrate's! chair. IJrqulioJt was re-elected twice j The resolution passed by the Farm-Bd to this day we will give most of era' Instituto Workers at their con-the credit to the Telegram. jvewtion in Calgary a few days ago But, probably tho most striking tri- was but another of many expressions fcute to the Telegram influence in-, ci-(of ..the opinion thut it is not advis-vic matters, though not one to its a.ble to have an agricultural college credit, wns the election of E. A. Mac- j located at the same place as a uni-tfonald, as Mayor. ' E.(A. was a ! versity. This opinion has been ex-. Ireak but be was opposed by E. F. j pressed by the leaders in agricult.ur-Clarke. who hnd been mayor of To- al education all over the continent, ronto a number of times and was by the principals of agricultural col-generally supposed to be the most leges, by their graduates, and by in-popular inn n in the city', and the telligent bodies of agriculturalists Telegram had no use for him. It did i sucn as met in Calgary a few days Dot place its support until the Sat- ,'ag'0 and at the Irrigation Convention urday 'before election day, when it \ �f last fall in the same city, came put for Macdonald as the best' In the United States it is generally choice in a poor field and Macdonald admitted that those agricultural col-was elected.. j le^es that aro not at the some city --as the state university have a much SALARIES AND HARD TIMES |fPBal*P meaSUre �f SUCCess\ But 11 jis not necessary to go outside of t'a- Hard times and good times ore nada for such proof. The Ontario -relative terms. What are hard times Agricultural College did not enter for some ar� good times for another, j upon its career of success until It although the one class affected in one | was separated from the provincial way is very much larger than the''university and" removed from Toron-othec, thus giving rise to the general to to Guelph. While located in To-..osa of tile- term. -ronto it was but a poor weak atf'uir, During the period of general pros- a mere poor relation hanging ..11 to FISHERIES OF ALBERTA The annual report of Marine and Fisheries contains an interesting appendix from the pen of Harrison Young, Edmonton, on the Fisheries of Alberta. Few people in the province except a few of the old timers realize the asset the province has in its fisheries There are over 15 lakes in the province which can be developed into excellent fishing grounds. As yet the only two lakes fished for commercial purposes are White Whale and Pigeon Lakes. The quality of the fish in ALBERTA'S WHEAT BELT In a work published in the United States in 1859, it was held that wheat could not be successfully grown west or north of Idaho . Ernest Thompson Seton, who had spent several seasons in northern Canada has pushed the wheat line far enough north to include a great, part of the Yukon and all 'of Alberta in the wheat belt of Canada. Last year the member for the Yu-~koa produced a sample of wheat grown at Dawson in the House of Commons -which was greeted with patriotic cheers from the entire house. Westward and northward the wheat line holds its sway. This will become as currant a saying as the well known statement of Empire. is Alberta Red ^continues to im- Tlon. Hudolphe Lemieux on his return from Japan had the following to say: "The Associated Press of the United States has stated that my mission to the Orient was a failure. The reason they gave for the failure was that 1 had not called on the American minister in Tokio. But. I had nothing whatever to do with the American minister. My business was a serious one with the Japanese government, and I was not respons iblo in any degree to the rcpresentu tive of a foreign power. I wish to be judged by my own parliament, by the people and the press of my own country, and not by the American Associated Press." GOVERNMENT CANNERY _/ Alberta / Farmers' Association . Petition the Government Will these lakes has gradually improved, . the fish, are wonderfully firm and fat. f J^f T 1^1*�T^^**?, Mr. Young draws attention to the lierity, men launch out more boldly and on a larger sualc. The manufacturer wants more mon to make more goods in order to get, more money. the great university. When separated and placed in a practically inde-j pendent relation, it began :o grow most rapidly and'soon attains J a i'o- He can afford to pay higher wages sition among tna best. Ih;. .Ii.ii.es and must do so in order to keep his j Mills, probably the best authority in uupioyces or get others. The employ ;Canada on matters pertaivag t surprise that he was re-elected to this position. The cause of education is a great one to serve aud the members of .the school board can do much towards advancing the educational interests of this city. PROTECT YOUR FALL WHEAT (Magrath Pioneer) The Pioneer had an interesting conversation with J. F. Bradshaw, one of Magrath's leading farmers. Mr. Bradshaw says that where the ground was well prepared by being thoroughly worked up the fall wheat is progressing nicely. The 'action [of the wind in this particular forma a dust mulch, and this retains the moisture. During this dry weather, horseB and cattle should be kept off the fields as they are doing much to destroy it. Speaking of the snow storm in September, Mr. Bradshaw said, "If it hadn't been for that big 9now storm we cried so much about, I wouldn't have given you this much (with a snap of the finger) for all the fall grain in this country." There is sufficient moisture where proper "cultivation has conserved the same. The keeping of horses from the fields of grain is an item that should not be overlooked. TABER IS O. K. Has anyone seen the latest American and eastern papers with big headlines "No snow in Southern Alberta," Thermometer registers from 34 to 52 ait I.ethbridge this week," "January baseball at Claresholm, Alberta," Should not these be given prominence similar to the September snow storm and the cattle (Calgary Albertan.) H. F. Annable, real estate- dealer, of Taber, is in the city. Mr. An-ablc reports that the financial depression has not yet tcached Taber. The coal mines are working and the monthly pay roll is steadily increasing with each month as new properties are being opened up. In fact, he said, business is improving rather , than dropping off. | At the present tlnte-Taber has .-i population of over 2,000 and the prospect's are that it will be doubled in the next year. Building operations- have continvied all winter, mid if the present weather continues will be continuously kept up. Edmonton, Jan. 11.-Over 000 delegates from all parts of Alberta were present at the third nnnuu'l convention of the Alberta Farmers' Association held here Wednesday and Thursday. Hon. W. T. Finlny in-addressing the~�*invcntion complained that the government creameries were not being supported by the farmers. A resolution was passed by the convention and will be presented to the luiiiisUT of agriculture asking for the estublialinienV of a government pork and bu�f curing and canning plant, operated upon tlie same basis as gor-crnnu'iit creameries. A resolution was also passed endorsing the actifin of the Provincial and Dominion government in arranging for a supply of seed grain for the coming spring. DID] NOT SE MR. NANTON ABOUT THE SQUARE PROBLEM (From Monday's Daily.) When he was in the city on Satxir-day A. M. Nan ton, the managing director of the Alberta; Railway and Ir rigation Company wok interviewed by the Herald concerning the Company's position regarding the public square. When asked if the Company would agree to the exchange of the plot in the centre held by the company for a similar area elsewhere on the square, Mr. Nun ton replied that he understood from the press that a committee had been appointed by the city council to place this matter before the company and that he rather exacted to see the committee or hear from them on this proposition ' on this visit to the city. In the meantime it would not be right for him to say whn-t the company would do until he knew definitely what the council had to propose. The Company would, as it had always done, try to meet the wishes of the city and do what it thought best for the city. Asked upon what condition ho would favorably consider the transfer of the centre area to the city by sale or gift Mr. Nanton said he would rather say nothing until the city's proposition were placed before, him. Mr. Nanton said that the returns cominq: to the company's office indicated a great rush of settlers fro*� the United States this spring. A largo amount of land was being sold to actual settlers and others who had bought two or three years ago were, coming to settle this spring. Th*, settlement would be mainly aronnrf Warner and Milk Kiver, while a> great many wore coming to the land south of Taber and east of Stirling. The Herald man remarked that tfee people of Lethbridge would like to sea the land north and east of the city filled up and inquired if that land was now on the market. -Mr. Nanton replied that every acre of land that the company owned was on the market but that the chief demaad was for the cheaper fall wheat lands at present and that the dearer irrigated land was not going vory fast. He could not say when the area' in- ' quired of would be settled. When asked this morning as to whs ther tho committee from the City Council has seen A. M. Nanton concerning the square, Mayor Hondersoa said that^'the committee had not �ee� him as he did not gco tho use of ia-tervicwing or communicating with anj-one but E. T. Gait, who knew all about the matter and Mr. Naatoa did not. titampede that winter? didn't happen last The Seed Fair and" Market to be held here mixt Saturday should be the best object lesson on the grain growing possibilities of this district, that it is possible to have. The exhibits should be numerous, they are sure to be good. x It was with deep regret that the Agricuitaral Society accepted -the'resignation of Secretary Treasurer A. E, Humphries. The wonderful success of. tho Society's effort to increase the number and quality of the exhibits last year was almost entirely due to his energy. From the time he accepted the position he was always on the lookout for exhibits and ho was, directly responsible for the splendid exhibits of horses. The Society appointed a worthy successor in Major Burnett but he will have to travel pretty fast to keep up with the pace set by the retiring secretary. He will do it, however, and the fair of 1908 will be greater than ever. LARGE LAND GRANTS Minister Recommends Applications From Alberta and Saskatchewan For Land for Irrigation Ottawa, Jan. 10.-The minister of the interior recommends the sale of the northwest quarter of section 20, township 2, range 9 west of the 4th meridion, to the Milk River Cattle Co., of Coutts, Alta. The minister also recohnmends the sale to Daniel E. Riley, High River, Alta., of the east half of section 16, township 14, range 1, and south half of section 17, township 13, range 2, both west of the 5th meridion, at the rate of $3 per acre, subject to deduction of cost of irrigation works up to $2 per acre. WHC/f MJLKiMG yOVn WILL Remember that your Executor should have experience in the discharge of the duties of this important office and a thorough knowledge of the administration of estates. A Trust Company has these requirements and is especially organized and equipped to act as Executor under wills. Make a will and appoint this Company your executor. THE TRUSTS AND GUARANTEE COMPANY, LTD. (Head Office, Toronto) Capital and Reserve,  $2,200,000. Public Administrator for Lethbridge Judicial District. Advisory Board for Alberta : D. W. Marsh, Esq. P. Turner Bone, Esq., William-Pearce, Esq. 711 First Street West (Alexander Corner) Calgary. ___A. G. ROSS, Manager. Established 1864 There arc two ways they haw of driving liquor dealers out of business in Ontario*. One is by local option and the other by imposing such a high license fee that tho hotcl-kcep-er* can't pay it. Collingwood is trying the latter method, having raised tile foe to $2500, which is prohibl- A tickling cough, from any cause, is quickly stopped by Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. And it is 'so thoroughly harmless and safe, that Dr. Shoop tells mothers everywhere to give it without hesitation, even to young babies. The wholesome green leaves and tender stems of a lung-healing mountainous shrub, furnish the curative properties to Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. It calms the cough and heals the sore and sensitive bronchial membranes. No opium, no chloroform, nothing harsh used to injure or suppress. Simply a resinous plant extract, that helps to heal aching lungs. The Spaniards oall this shrub which the Doctor uses, "The Sacred Herb." Always demand Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. 4 4 4' 4 4 1 4' 4 4 t � Merchants Bank of Canada HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL Paid-up "Capital...........................$6,000,000 Reserve and Undivided Profits............... 4.267,400 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jonathan Hodgson, Esq. Vice-President Sir fl. Montagu Allan President C. R. Hosmer, Esq., Thos.,Long, Esq., C. F. Smith, Esq., Hugh Ai Allan, Esq.,.C. M. Hays, Esq., Alex. Barnet, Esq., F. Orr. Lewis, Esq. E. F. Hebden......................... .General Manager The Bank has 119 branches and agencies distributed throughout Canada. New York Agency, 63 and 65 Wall St. SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS invited, and special attention is paid to small deposits. Interest'at 3 per cent, per annum, compounded four times a year. Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit, payable in any part of the world, at current rates Lethbbidqe Bbanch- E. W. McMULLEN, Maaagcr, Temporary Office, Oliver (Mock (Upstairs) f ;