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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR TilK UmiBUirXJK DAILY HF.RALD, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1920 She Deralb Siberia DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY. LIMITED 126 Ith W. A. President and Managing Director Torrjnce Busings Uinafe TELEPHONES Office........... Office 1252 AlKilt Bureau of Circulation! Subscription Ratei: Dally, delivered, per week .....I .15 delivered, per yeur .....7.50 Dally, by mail, per year 5.00 by mall, per year...... 1.50 by mail. per yw to U.S. i.00 of eipiry at subscription ap- pear (fitly en address hibol. Accept- at papers alter expiration data fi our auiuonty to continue the sui- em ftBrke-t. Calgary shows inous bhrinkage in hog receipt with. 58.3SH head, or a decrea: per cent. CMtIc, on the other hand Increased 70.96S head, sheep 13.6S9 auJ horaes head. Tlia price per head of cattle showed a decrease of J2.50. o( hogs 52, while the price of sheep and horses wjsj unohf.ngcd. During tile year the price of hogs on [he Calgary market touched 423.23 during Ihe (trst week I of August, but the H.O.U agitation and the regulations of tlio board of i-oniuierco were responsible lor drop- ping the market to before the end of November. Calgary suffered materially from tie effect of the new mange regula- tions, which for some Sit tho spring practically killed the scocker trade; it was not until after July that the modifications caused a revival of trade and owing to the drought conditions, large numbers of these young cattle were rushed to market. Many scores went to northern Sas- katchewan and the Peaco Hirer coun- try, but also very and es- pecially very many fine young heiters. weiit to the Untied States for to pay more than the farmers could afford. In all head went to the U.S. Calgary yards have been greatly improved. Some was voted for improvement by the Stockyard company, and about half that amount las already been expended. A large new Annual Meeting Work in Irrigation Shown By Reports (Front Our own corrfFDOD'left.ti KA'MOXD, Jan. D. King was re-elected president of tbo Raymond Itojni of Trade at the annual meet- ing held night iu tiio council chambers. There was a large attend1 unce and a lively interest shown in the affairs ot the board, Tlio reports of tho president and PRESENTED MAGRATH MAYOR WITH A CHECKERBOARD MAGRATH. Jan. Wednes- day evening last Ihe town officials enjoyed a most pleasant evening when they met at "Charley's" res- taurant and partook of a very fine bauiiuet diiiuer prepared for them. Mayor Rifle, the prebout, retiring and new members of ttio council. Secre- tary-Treasurer, Auditor and their ladies and a few friends wera present. During the dinner toasts wore given by Councillor 'Mercer. Auditor A. J. Mercer and responses by Miss Mercer. Councillor Harker and others. A num- ber of Boloa were rendered by Mr. J. O. Bridge, and enjoyed by all. At tho close of the evening Mayor Ririe in a few well chosen words told of the splendid work of reiiring Council- lor Hodges and presented him on be- half of tho council secretary! John Ander- WESTERN CANADA HAS NO ;RgASON TO BE PESSIMISTIC Despite rfdvcrse conditions in greater part of Alharta, and Saskat- chewan, mid in sections of Manitoba, .11 is estimated by tho Winnipeg Free Press In an extended survey of neri- production in Ihe western jirovinces in 1919, that the wealth pro- uuucu uii.iue israis on the three .t'rri prairies in that year totalled it will surprise some people to learn '.that this totalled wealth is greater .than' any previous year. Tiie wheat yield last year brought in less return "than In 191S, hut oat's, barley, and screenings were considerably greater, (while flax and rye show tiuite a re- duction. Altogether, it is estimated the financial returns from the grains produced In '.01S were about under 191R. Dairy and poultry returns indi- cate a very large increase in financial slaughter, the packers being willing son. were presented, showing that nuch valuable work had been done iv tho Board oi Trade in 1919. par- icularly in the matter of irrigation. t was pointed out that while other ities were claiming the honor.- the iaymoud Hoard of Trade rightly pos- sessed the credit for the originating of tho great irrigation movement iu his province. To John Pcwellson. ol tayniond, is the honor of launching the movement 'and bringing It into prominence. The following officers were elected for the ensuing yaer: D. King. J. Snattord. P. An- derson. lorso barn and sale pavilion, livestock exchange building, a si-ale house and 100 additional pens are among the improvements 'of tho Receipts of livestock at the Edmon- ton yards show a very large Increase In the nutnber of cattle and calves, but a very heavy shrinkage In the re- ceipts of hogs, and a heavy increase in sheep and an increase, of Jt.uiiO head ii the number of horses received.' The value of the stock is estimated by the representative of the Dominion livestock., branch ami shqws.. a total value of for all classes and grades of slock, an increase previous year ot For the first time detailed informa- tion .Is given as to the disposition of the stock received and shows that from these yards alone Il.oSS head were shipped direct to the United States. The very' heavy falling off In hog receipts Is characteristic of tho year In every market In the west. Tho drop at Edmonton was head. Pack- Ing plants at Kdmonton consumed tiie bulk of hog receipts. One of the features of the year is the largo num- ber of calves that went to the packing plants. Out of tbo total receipts al Ihe yards of head, w'er, returns. The Free Press bases Its slaughtered at the packing plants m istlmate of livestock on figures Edmonton and G99 head by local 1. uutctiers Tvliiifi 4oS fiend wsut to talned-from the stockyards at Winni-1 so tnnt oul o( neg, Calgary, Edmonton, Moose Jaw (total recetpls-of calves handled Prince -Albert, and these returns only 496 wont back on the farms to that 1918 was a better year than. JD19 by over seven million dollars. According to the Free Press, wool did ''rot make as good a return last >ear as the previous year by over half a developed into mature cattle. products in Alberla, it J. O'Brien, G. Meeks, L. L.. Pack, A. E. Palmer, Mrs. Walter House and .Mrs. Klnsey. A committee for the soliciting oi fees and tho drafting of bylaws was appointed, consisting of the follow- ing g'enlleinen: Ai'E. J. D. Spafford and W. D. John Poweltson atid T. J. O'Drien spoke on the question of irrigation and Ihe organization of the district and tho securing ot a water supply for the same. They spoke in an opti- mistic vein, declaring that they ex- pected the vote on the formation Of tho district would be taken early in February. a checker board. Mr. Hodges at once challeng- ed -Mayor Hlrio for a SL-.BW and this ran on into tbo wee sma' hours. All present report a splendid time and one which will he long remembered. Miss Let-.lo Htvll entertained a num- ber of her lady friends on Thursday afternoon at K pleasant dinner party. On the evening of January 27th, the .M. I. A. will hold a soclai eve- ning. Tho will consist of n debate and musical numbers. The- regular 'meeting of the Wo- men's Institute .will be held on Fri- day afternoon, January I'Oth at three o'clock in the town liail. Tne pro- gram as follows: Talk by Mrs. H. S. Taylor; The School and the Home; Solo, Mrs. Babcock; New Year's Thoughts; Mrs. Inez Dennett demons- tration hot families. All ladies are invited to allend' Rural Districts of Sherwood nrit Harvard Vole in Favor a'nillicrt. dollars.1: Potatoes; hay and' roots' produced twenty million dollars more wealth in 1919 than in the previous yetr. i: -There is every warrant for the state-' made by the Free Press that the three prairie provinces, in a year.'when drouth affected fully two- 'thirds :qf the area ot the two larger provinces, can report a monetary re- turn of nearly four hundred million dollars from grains, dairy products, .livestock, roots, hay, eggs and wool the country is nol going to the ever- lasting bow-wows by any means." It will he of interest lo oijr readers ta have the Free Press's slnlctnent on: .Alberta production. .-Of wool, the Free Press says: From Alberta (he maior porlion of tho shipments is range wool. This yool is shipped In large quantities Ot dairy says i Figures from Alberta show nn in- crease of pounds In their creamery butter, but a creasp of pounds in the' make' of cheege. The average price for creamery lutter in Alberta was 52.n cents and for chepse 2S .cenls. Al- berta does not make any specific re- turns on dairy butter, but groups sweet cream, milk and dairy butler under one head and shows an inci-ease in the value of these products of nearly It will be noted tliati of tho three -western provinces Mani-1 oba received the highest for er creamery" butter highest.price for her cheese. The grand total from Ihe three western provinces for dairy products runs over an increase, as has already been stated, of over for the year. In addition to the actual Increase n money value of the dairy products las been the increased standing ot our'butter abroad, the return being of a very gratifying character, ex- cepting the cars of butter which were from the big the Southern associations such as Alberta Wool Growers. Th ill! and In addition there are two big or- ganizations, the Alberta Sheep Breed- ers' association, which ships from Cal- gary what is known as "domestic" .wool, and the Alberta Provincial .Sheep Breeders' association which the same kind of wool from The Calgary association shipped this year pounds for '433 contributors, as against pounds in 19iS for 475 contributors, la falling oft In shipments from a portion of Alberta was mainly accounted for by some of the mem- pers ot the association having parted Tvith their shcop the previous year Owing to the drought. Tho Edmon- ton association, however, shows a de- cided Increase in the number of its. contributors having shipped pounds for 370 contributors as against pounds for 258 contributors In 1918. In northern Alberla the flocks are small, hut the quality of the wool is fine, and there la every Indication 6t a sleady increase in tho number of tributed. and Iho pounds con- One very gratifying fcalurc of the j'ool shipments is (he Increasing care Tvhlcb is being taken In folding the antl tying ihcm. Them is also an Improvement In the matter ol lags and dirty Of livestock the Free Press says i three years Ihe value of slock receipts on [he Calgary alockyards Ima more than doubled, being In 1919 against in 1918. The representative ot the Dominion livestock branch has placed the value per head ot animals al 167.50 for caltlc: for hogs; J13.00 foi eheep, and for horses. This off I ctzl Is In close touch with (he yards and his figures aro undoubtedly as accurate as (hoy could be imlc-sfl the actual number of. and price for, each Zrado of stock was worked out s arntely.- The value of 4100 per head for horses will seem very low to Iho general reader, hut It must be horno In mind that many of the horses handled through ihe Calgary yards am really nothing more than (ralrlo cayuses. 1 In-rnmninTt with cverv other Alberta the Had To Be Taken to Medicine Hat From Whitla to U.F. A. Convention _________. i fFrOfn Our Own Jan. carload green feed .wns dfslribufed by fiov- crnment Agent bonald Gillies here Friday last. Judging from the number of applicants for feed from tills, car] the feed situation-hereabouts is still; in a very acute stag6. The applicants were so numerous that straws'had'to be drawn. The lucky ones loaded; their feed anil wont home., smiling i while others were buoyed up some-1 what with the news that another car1 would be distributed here shortly. liert Polinkas, the Scagcr Wheeler, 'of this district, (Rert gets wheat" from .his section when otherg took his little daughter Isabel into tho Hat for medical attention Satur- day evening. Little Isabel ran a piece of wire into her eye last week. Local applications failed to accomplish any- thing and.the eye was growing worse. R is only a short time since that Polinkas' little son Marcus was scald- ed about, the'head by. boiling water. The attending physician states lhat while the burns will Unve no perina- PICKED UP IN PASSING FOR THE BUSY MAN Edmonton city hall staff is seeking salary Increase. Hon. O. .1'. Smith predicts a short session of the Alberla legislature. T. M. Gultey was elected mayor ot Irocnwood. Dr. Clinton T. Furdy, well ki-.own Monctou, citizen, is deud. Toronto has decided to have day- Ight saving this year. Mayor Porter, of Victoria, was re- elected by acclamation. Guelph council clioso Aid. II. 0. Westaby as mayor. Sentiment In Newfoundland IB now said to Jn favor of union with Canada. Tho Saskatchewan, government will guarantee bauk loans for seed oats by rural'municipalities. R. G. Macphersoii, ex-M.P., post ol Weslrulusler Chapel, London, Eng., BOW visiting in Syracuse. "Wheue-ver ft great country banishes strong drink It must prepare for a involution." he declared from a pulpit hero. "When man stops drinking he begins !o think. All that happened In Russia in the revolutionary Hue.lias occur- red since vodka was abolished. When London her East End will rise." In Hamilton the newspaper men to be successful.candidates tor municipal office. Csl Davis, editor of tho Times, after one year's experience as alderman, has now been elected' controller, nnr! Mr. Altcrjlson, circula- tion manager of the Herald, Is also a controller. M. M. Robinson, city edi- tor of tho Spectator, and formerly sporting editor, elected, to the Board ol Education, and Robert Allfcn, foreman of 'the newsroom, re- elected to the same board. _i i The separation case In Montreal In which the defend- ant. Rev. Day Baldwin, Is a son of the late Bishop of Huron, IE near an cud. Mr. Baldwin acknowledged that a government wHi and well paid wen to handle It, A young Manltoban who feu ed well IQ the war'and reported to have been killed'in North Ruuit, hu been found as a prisoner la This Is MaJ. Harold Kay. ton ol aind paper liave their eyes on Kootenay" as Ihe j prospective home ot a pulp mill and i that Nelson is in a tiiir way to be- PAID-tlP CAPITAL -RESERVE FUND BRANCH, R. T.. of such a plant was What happened to .1. O.'s carpet, and j Inttmatetl at the final meuiing of the mado during tho strike period when llcnt hljury; ,nc eany t'wo cream was In a most unsatisfactory condition. Practically all ibUUcr made during that period graded No. defined scars for the liaianco of his career. Delegates to the U.F.A. convention how quick after lunch only indicates the mood of the party after enjoy- ing the very excellent'lunch. A parly of local- curlers journeyed lo ('..irnmngay on.Monday evening aud the score piled up is no indicalion of "the very pleasant time enjoyed. The ice rink -Is ill present not in very good condition owing to the thaw and Ihe water run- ning In from the .roof. On Sunday noil, the the Rev. Mr. Teller, of Carmnngay, will preach at the evening service and conduct the club Uible class morning. On Tuesday afternoon, the 13th, the Woman's Institute held its regular nicotine, when [here was a good at- This, of course, applies to Calgary elected 1919 Nelson, city council. Mr. Geo. 'Of Mrs. D. King, of Raymond, wns acridenlally MIlMl InOgden recently, He was r slruck by a descending elevator at the j Consolidated Wagon and Machine I tendance. Mrs. J. N. Deaubler loba almost entirely, hnsholchewan arn as foliOW3 Gco. W. Acheson and being affeclcd to a small degree, but Jcrt Alternates W J only to a small degree. Thcro is no doubt that not only did Manitoba oso In actual amount of butler but she lost many thousand dollars on butter which graded No. 2, which Undor ordinary conditions would cer- tainly have graded It wouid be pleasant to stale lhal Ihe outlook is for atljl greater production for 1920, but this unfortunately, owing to Ihe -tremendous liquidation of cows, is not the case. In Us figures tor. alfalfa production in Alberta the Free Press estimates acres at two tons lo the acre, which at per ton' brought a return o( In these figures Iho Free Press Is much under tho mark. Tho season was dry, but mosl of the alfalfa In the province is grown on Irrigated land BO that the long dry spell during the growing season mere- ly served to add to the tonnage per acre. Information gathered by the Herald shows that In the Lelhbridgo irrigation belt them were ll.GOS acres of alfalfa whicli yielded an average of tons per acre, and InslraiT of tills being sold at por ton, It has practically ail been sold at 130 per ton. In some rases a higher flguro has been secured and In the spring what Is left to sell will bring an even higher price than any recorded here. (ofore. The total value of the alfalfa crop in the C.l'.H. Lelhbridgc irriga- tion Mock.Is conservatively, estimated at iartj0 nm, D yowlcr.. Mrs. W. A. Lyon will represent the allies auxiliary of Wliitla. Mrs. G: W. Shulz was operated up- on at Medicine Hal a few days ago 'or a napni trouble. She is reporled :o be idoing. very nicely. .Friends of Mr. nnd Mra. II. 0. Daniel.anil. Wr. and Mm. Aimer which party left Whitla early ii 'the fall for a trip to the coast In .wo aulomoMles have received word 'roth them that they aro on their way lioine anil will atlcml the U.F.A. con- vention al Calgary, thence to their respective farms near Whltln. libth 'amilies arc old realilenls ot this dis- trict and have nice homes a short instance from town. Jim N'clson who left his homestead sorao time ago and went Into tbe woods iti II.C. Is back, lie reports work very scarce In the lumber camps five suspended Socialist meinberB In Albany, N.Y. Assembly failed to be sealed, for a suspended Individual to lie sealed is no cosy inrilter nml needs quite nn acrobatic effort. Thoro is .1 great tlenl of trulh in what tlio Whitla local report of Iho recent convention al To- ronto and it was enjoyed' by all pres- enl. The annual meeling of the Cham- ilion Consolidated School District wns held in the school on Saturday iflernoon, the loth. Tho election of trustees resulted as follows: Cham- pion village, Mr. W: 0. Hosklns; Sher- Tho scarcity of snow lu Ih'e moun- lalns, hn pays, has everything tiod up and there nro al least half a dozen men for every job. [toggle Murray who was seriously injured Ijy being thrown from ii horse near his father's.farm a short Puzzle Harvard. Mr. F The vote on tho prlnrj- wood. Mr. Klemming. of consolidation was carried hy both rural districls. The programs for the next Ihrce regular meetings of the Young People's Club are: Jan. iinth. dcbale, and papers; Jan. 2Ctii. Hums' evening; Feb. 2nd., Icclurc hy liev. T. Powell on "Other People Wo .Meet.." AGRICULTURE GOT MORE THAN SUM API'Rdl'KIATEI) dafik.. Jan. 1 l.-ln Rlead of money intended tor agricul- tural extension, work-by Ihe Univcn Ity ot Saskatchewan being rlivurtec lo other purposes, as charged by.Pro- fessor K. UrecrfWay, -former direc- tor of extension education In the In- slllulion, (inn ihe four professors dismissed last summer, whose dis- missals have cnnned a considerable furore In Ihe province, thfa depart- company's warehouse.- -Mr. lianics was well known In Raymond. An Ottawa report says a commis- sion of fin 11 nee to replace tbe deputy minister of finance, just resigned, is to be appointed and connects the namo of Thoa. Brailshaw, finance commis- sioner of the city of Toronto with the position. The appointment of Thomas 11. Jackson, Manager of No. 1 Jllne, Canadian Western Fuel Co., Nanni- mo, to the position of Inspector of Mines for the Coast Inspection Dis- trict rendered vacant through the death recently of John Newton, of Nanaimo, is' announced. Revolution Is likely (o follow In the wake of prohibition, according to the [lev. Dr. G. Campbell Morgan, pastor i una uupari- Imn ago, is repor ed doing nicely'In ment has ot late received more (ho Medicine Mat hosp.lal. His skull lhan tho sum appropriated, according t of blood lo Dean W. .1. dean of tho Irirge clot removed from Ilin brain. His youth and nigRcdncts are pulling him through (incl Is cxpecteil lo be around shortly. RAYMOND'S FIRST VOLUNTEER He. (liaymoml Recorder.) Arthur Kautloy.' IhR first vol- unlfipr in the great war from Hay- mnnd, arrived homtj this woek with Ills wife anil three children. Arthur was Ihe first volunteer .from Raymond and thn last man to return home. Pic, F'. Organ, .a liritlsh rcservCj was the first local man lo get Into uniform. Arlhur pasactl (hrongh the wholn of Uirj war ;uul ;vas in thn thick of Ihn light. However, he cfimn Ihrougli tbr of firc.wholo nnil roltirns to faculty ot agriculture, who spoke on tlris iniilter Iwlay al ihe cohrenlidn of agricultural .indctleg here. Dean llutherfdnl wc-nl at length in. lo the federal agricultural acl pass ml In.1913, Homiing oul.lha.1 it wns Iho fcdnral government's Intenllnii in njiriroprlaffng Siii.oco.OOO tor agricul- tural education to co-operate with the provinces, and Hint the. .provinces should develop pnil extend their own systems of Instruction nol Hint tho Dominion should onvplvc new plans of ila -own.1 Practically every bpsiness firm carries fire, burglar and accident insurance. about Financial Insurance a protebtion fund to provide ready wish when sales iall of for collections are slow J Start Put part of the yearly profits arv a Savings 'Account in The Merchants Bank, Then, this Keserve Fund of undivided profits will be instantly available to carry the'busi- ness safely through' any fiaancialstiiinfency. MCRCHANTS BANK, Head Office: Monfreal. OF nrmBRlDGE BRANCH, CANAPA. EstabnUwd 18S4. R. 1 DINNING, Manajer -Sob-Apt nc? Monnrch oprnTuodayaarcd EVERV 51 BE. Kaymnnd iiranch 'Will Have One of Hcsl Kaymond Hotel Changes linnets uM homo ho heflrd tbc a long ;onl call of the Empire and did his bit. While away lit1 married onf of Old Kiifilnnil's fair daughters anil Hirer? lovely children Wta.i Micfr union. We welcome Arthur home and .wish him Iffo. (From Our Orcn Correspondent) Jan. contract for Iho remodelling of the Interior of tho King and Green garage to accom- modate Ihe Standard Hank, nnil the erection of a brick addition lo house the garage business has been lei anil operations will begin Immediately. Orion Ilcilfson, a local contractor, Ima [he ccmirnct for Iho Interior work, and C, II. Strong has charge nf the brick work. When finished (lie Standard Bank will havo one of Ihn finest town offices in the whole of Western Can- Thf> Whim Lunrh and Raymond hotel recently changed bands for a good figurd, OuncK brothers sold Ihe biuiinfiss to CJiJH Alex, former owner of the Alexander confectionery, l.clh- bridge. John (Junes left recently for (Irccco, and Andy, his brother, fur I'onllac, .Michigan, where ho will en sago In Iniflincus. Hishori .las. K, Mocks enjoying FI holiday In Utah. Muring his absence Ills cmmsolhirs, Klclera Kiinhall and Allrcd, aro looking utter Iho aftoirs nf Ihe first ward. Vou 'Travel i an the, ENJOY A HOLIDAY ON THE PACIFIC COAST AT THE EMPRESS HOTEL .VICTORIA VANCOUVER HOTEL VANCOUVER THIS SEASON IIXTEND THE TBIC TO yCflllFORrtlA ron FULL PAfrrrcuLARs AND nfeSERVATfONS APPLY TO ANY AOENf ;