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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta European Scenes Looking After Immigrants (1) Eton ebeers for Henry the founder) on the founder's day at the foot of statue (2) SirXJeorge Porter, Canadian pott. tician, at yean of age weds Miss Jessie Allan, daughter of Sir Wo. Allan, a former Scottish M.P. (3) Victims of Bolshevik tortun ar- rive Fraier ad- dressing men on arrival at mouth. (4) Amiliary polk, who disenvnj an arsenal in a cycle stop on Parnell street, Dublin. Bombs in the making end bomb moulds were amonc find. B) Sir Charles Markham, Bart, is bride. Miss G. Beckett, leaving Westminster Abbey after the cere- mony. (6) The eT-Kaiwrin, seriously ill, in exile. (7) Auxiliary Irish police cheer of their who was married in Monkstown pariah church. Maj. Lorraine King. C.O., to Mies Helen Gilbert. (8) Sir Harry under makes merry on the golf links. (9) The of winter sport in Switzerland. tvcounmr IMMIGRANTS ARRIVE IN CANADA IMMIGRANTS The greatest nnmber of Europe's emigrants to Canada are served by the C. P. 0. S., and this year the closing of the waterway of tlie St. Lawrence for the winter season saw the conclusion of a record (season. From May 3rd, when the "Vic- sailing up the St. Lawrence opened the summer season till No vember 28th, when the departure of the "Empress of France" from Que bee signalized its end, the thirteen (erring the Atlantic (and the temporarily loaned "Prinz Fried- rich which made four trips upon the company's flag) made sev- entv-six trans-Atlantic voyages. In the course of these trips from Europe, a total of approximately passengers were carried to Canada. From records kept, nearly these were newcomers to Canada, who declared their intention of remaining in the country, mak- ing permanent and bernminc Canadian citizens. The grand total of nnssenirers, east and west bound, was Of these incoming embryo citi- the overwhelmire mnfority were British from the United King- Horn, whilst our allies France and Belgium, contributed a mote than GETTING HEADY TO LAND AT QUEBEC ordinary quota to the flow. Den- mark, Sweden, Norway and Holland were likewise well represented, and lesser streams proceeded from Spain, Poland, Jtaly, Greece, Finland, Rou- tnania and other European countries. The striking characteristic of the crowds seen landing at Canadian ports from these vessels haa been the consistent high type of emijrrant, in harmony with the Dominion's policy of selected immigration. New settlers from the British Isles have been _of this order, and the steady stream that has made a course from the port of entry to the fertile west- ern plains, has taken with it much capital. From France, Belgium, and Hol- land most of entrants have been specialized agriculturalists. The Scandinavian countries con- tributed many experienced farmers. For the purpose of advising the numbers of travellers who have no knowledge of English, an interpreter has been placed on each of the vessels sailing from Euro- pean ports. Another action towards the same end is an inauguration rlurine; the year of the appointment of a f'oloni zation Afrent by the Department of Colonization and Development. Thi? agent meets all vessels and renders] every possible assistance to travel, lers, with their baggage, answering questions, giving information on the wide variety of questions demanded and generally advising them on the new life they are about to take up under conditions strange to many of them. Preparations have been made for the still greater rush presaged in the spring from European countries, more especially from the British Isles. The passenger tonnage on the Atlantic at the end of the late sum- mer season was about This is to be increased in thA opening months of the new-summer season' by the addition of the "Montcalm" and each of tons, 566 feet long, 70 feet broad, and a speed of IBM; knots. With the closing of the summer season and the inception of Atlantic voyages terminating at St. John, the C. P. 0. S. instituted a Marconi wire- less service of purely Canadian news to their vessels on the seas. Whilst the news report supplied in the past by English and American stations will be continued, the addition of bulletins of solely Canadian items keeps Canadian travellers and oth- ers interested in Canadian develop- ment, in close touch with daili changes. ;