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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY. JANUARY 19, 1911 THE LETHBRIDCIE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSIONER PRESENTS ANNUAL REPORT rCoiiUuuod From Front 1'a.RD) \A'[hhy]{['^v. Incliislrials LiiiiiLcd w;i.s incorporated willi an nullini'i/'.(;(l caiiiliil oC $'25,00().()(). An amount lias been |)rovi(l(.'lL The contract i^rovides lor use ol water light and i)Ower to be lurnished J)y the City. Delany's Limited incorporated tor $250,1)00.00 is projecting a packing establishnienl. Subsciiplions ol' ca])ital to dale are (|uile encouraging. Local investors are also being inleresled in a Cold Storage, enleiprise. The most notable addition to tlu> business eslablish-iiicnls of the Cily during the season is Ihe. new iireiirool' warehouse and oflice building of flic International Hai'vcstcr C-onipany ol' Canaila. This property was (K-cupied December 1st anil is reported to be. the largest and best-ecpii])i)ed house ' of its character in Western Canada. \ Tlic following arc importnnt additioiis in inanul'acluring lines since May Isl: Niven Brolhei-s- Bfass Foundry and .Machine Shop Southern vVlberla Welding Company Columbia MacHVoni Factory Richardson Scale Company I', Copal-Cereal Coftce. Letlibridge Chocolalc and Candy Comjiany. Tiie Lethbridge Creamery opened for business in March j 19LJ. The following iirnis have made important j)lanl additions and improvements: lOUison Mills Lethbridge Brewing & Malting Company Lethbridge Iron W^orks j Lethbridge Steam Laundry i lerrill Floral Company ! l-'rache Brothers-Florists. The Standard Bank of Canada opened a brancii on Norlh 13th Street in October \ new hotel of 50 rooms is under construction on North Kith Street. ! The C P R has added some eight miles of track to its [ Lethbridge Yaids. The new Freight Houses and Warehouses on 13th Street were, opened September 29 1913. The construction of Ihe new Post Oflice began Sepleni-jjcr 1912. The building is under roof and is expected to be occupied before October 1914. NEW YEAR ADVANCES The year 1911 approaches with interesting prospects.] The C P R announces an extensive settling campaign for its ; great irrigation jjroject adjoining the City. The Crow's Nest ' Line is being double-tracked and further additions to the i Lethbridge Yards are jirojected including the subway at 13th I Street. The C P R Lines to .Weyburn and in the Retlaw | District will probably be completed in 1911. Plans of the i C N R Ci T P and G N lor extensions into this territory are expected to mature at any lime. Two new hotels are now under consideration as are also a new bank building and a new wholesale house. The Provincial Government has just announced the location in Lethbi-idge of a new Land Titles Othce for Southern .\lberla. PUBLICITY The following publications have been issued: Lethbridge Present and Pro.spective................ 1,500 Lethbridge in Pursuit of Conuucrce and Manufacture. 19,000 .Announcement of Lethbridge Power Building........ 5,000 Lethbridge on the" Map............................10,000 i In all publicity issuing fiom this oflice a leputation fori plain facts ha.s been sought. Inflation and exaggeration has been avoided. The folly of over-doing promotion and publicity is now easily apparent in many cities and in several cases is said to have been the mirage which has attracted ! "The .\rniy of the Unemployed." Lethbridge is singularly j free from unemi)loyed lucn. Many photographs of Lethbridge .scenes and descriptive piu-agraphs luive be show a gain of $390,.582.00 which (lonsidering the comi)ar,'itivr real estate activity of these years is a great gain. The coal mines operating have iiad the lai-ges( output in I heir histoiy. The miners' payrolls of Lethbridge and vicinity at this lime include more than 2000 men. Two smaller mines are idle bul not on account of markcl or labor con-tli lions. The extensions the C P il in the Lelhbrid.nr Dislricl have proceeded according to announcement. Moie than an average of one new station a week was added lo Ihc Lelli-bridge Wholesale District in 1913. .Vboul (id miles remains lo complete the line of 4.35 miles eastward to \\'eyburn. This new line adds a large tributary district lo our City. Il also shortens Ihe route to Winnipeg and via Puiial to the Initcd Stales. President Shaughncssy in his report to the C P H stockholders states the line connecting Midway and Hope B C, will be completed in time for 1915 trntTie. The (',r(nv's Xesl Pass Line tlirougli Lethbridge will thereafter furnish the short mileage and low grade route betwi^eu X'aiiccjuvcr and Winnipeg.- Lellibridge then in command of the C;niad-ian Tran.scoiilineiital Route as well as the three Western gateways to the Criited States -Kingsgate Cinitls and Portal -becomes the natural metropolis of a vast territory and the logical location for manufacturing milling jobbing storage ! disti-ibution and exchange between the tireat Canadian Prairies and all who commerce with their i)eoj)lc. METROPOLITAN OPPORTUNITIES AND OBLIGATIONS Lethbridge is easily tlio most importanl centre for coal mining in Canada west of Nova Scotia. The coal industry will doubtless have continual devc!o[)ment as ijopulatiun increases. The Customs TarilT of the United States recently passed providing free entry for coal will stimulate development of coal mining and railroad construction. Cheap coal and natural gas so well-develoi)ed al Lethbridge arc reliable bases foi- great expectations in the (k'veloi)-nicnt of manufacture. Increase of mining and manufacture however arise from inci-ease of population. Western Canada is primarily an agricultural country. The commercial and industrial policy of a metropolitan I cily in this locality must therefore include a broad sympathy with the agriculturist. The returns from movement of grain cro]) in 1913 sug-g Paid . Posl.'d Notes Issued ....... Poslal \olcs Paid ........ :')9(),5( )).()( I IDS.'Kiii.OO 13.2X(1.()0 12.107.00 ADOS FORIY FIVE ESTIMATE FOR m I The accouiiling system hcrclororc has iiol dclini'd llic expense items chargeable lo Die esliiiiales fra- lliis Deparl-menf. While llie tf)lal charged agaiiisl this Dejiartmeiil lor 1913 is within Ihe eslimale the expenses inchiile some ilems over which Ihe Commissiou(' ............. Clerical Help ...................... Ollice Supijlies Slalioiiery Poslaj^e I Tek'l)hone .................... Travelling l^xiienses ................ Publicity ......................... Miscellaneous ..................... of �legrap 'er nioiil lor r>.(l(i0.llil !.2(10.(10 1.2(10.00 I..HOI).0(1 1.20(1.00 (Kill.0(1 12,000.00 1.(1(10.00 MespecHiilly Lethbridge Commissioner laiiuarv 15 191 I. .lOSKPll [' TK.AC.V Commerce ami Manufacture AUCTION SALE OF A VERY LARGE AMOUNT OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE WILL BE HELD AT 409 5th ST. S., IN THE PIONEER FURNITURE STORE OPPOSITE SHERMAN THEATRE TOMORROW, TUESDAY COMMENCING AT TWO O'CLOCK CoiLsisihig of tiie I'oUowius: Stoves Dressei'K Wash Ht:inds Extension Tahlp,s Centre Tables r;hair.s Kitclien C'upbOLiiil u-I'iece Parlor Hnt Single and Double Iror. strads Spriiigs anil Mattresoes I'olriinj; Cots anil .Mattresses Set of GiaHaware l-argo anil Small Rugs All sizes ot r>inoleuin. Oil Cleili Curtains Dlinds Pillows-, Hlankets Set of iJislie.s Odd Dishes Tinware .\ud other articles too uiiiuerous lo mention, must be sold. TERMS C.VSli. GUS NEIDIG, AUCTIONEER No reserv.-- I Norman Harvey's Estimate ; Increased Wealth Due lo Railway Construction ' l-idnionton. \lt,i,, .Ian lii-It is . e.slimalril li;, :.,iriiiari L, Harvey, see velarv In tiie iirovineial departnieni 111" railw.iys ,in(l teieplmni-s, that at : :i very "onsf-rvative estiniate the sum Sil f.irly-i;ve niilliniis oi dollars has ' lieeii added In tlie v.-eal(h of the pro vince In the eonstniction of ISnfi jniile>i of railway in .Alliorta durini; llie past three yeais. 'i'his is the way ' Air. ! !arve> (inures il oni : ! 'V niile i,f new railway id^ens up ' tu'ii square miles of territory, or ; ten niiies on eitiier side oi the rail v.av. Cnnseiiuentlv the eonstruction oi IsB.") miles oi railway in the last Thiee vears m'Mus that roughly '�'>'. !.iOn .-square miies, or il3,H7J,000 acres ' have been broufrlit into direct touch K\ih railwius i "'I'aliirej; tiie added value of tliis land hv reason of Mie introduction ni I railways ai (lie very moderate and Miiodesl estimaie of two dollars per 'aeie, il v. ill he lonnd that the pruv-' inee is richer to the extent of over j forty million dollars. "Not nil this railway cxpausiou and .increased property is directly attrih-jnted to the guarantee policy of thfi [provincial .i^overnment. As a niatrer I of fact, Mr. Harvey says that not initirh more rlian half ;s so attribut-!able in a direct sense. But indirectly the government may fairly claim the greater part of this state of altairs inasmuch as its guarantee policv has 1 caused enlargement, of the conslruc-!tion program bv competitive railways. "Notwithstanding tlie decided retrenchment which took place is practical Iv every branch of industry in Canada during }SVi, it i.s gratifyin.g to lind that a substantial increase was made in that period to the rail-v.-ay mileage of the province. There were at the beginning of the year 30.55 miles of completed railway in existence. To this mileage, the CP. H. added 158 miles, the C.X.K. 3511 miles, and the ti. T. P. 69 miles with the ICdmonton and [)unvegaa K. C. railway lOfi miles, making a grand total of completed mileage at the end of 1913 of 3(147. r* JhreeMjghfylbrcei Close link The recent Legislative Assembly of Alberta anieiidetl idl City and Town Cbarters probibiting tbc bonus evil. Similar Icfjislatioii has since been enacted in Saskalcbewan. This is a timely rcforni in my .judgment. The new conditions imposed by the Charter Anicndmenl were duly called to llie attention of the Council. ANNUAL SUMMARY FOR YEAR 1913 Following arc statistics thus tar compiled and which relate lo the Coninierce of Lethbridge. .Vdditional infornia- i lion of this character will be filed in a supplementary report: i Population--City Census December 1913. .. 11,070 j Population-Dominion Census 1911....... 8,050; Public School Enrollment................ 2,332 Telephones in use....................... 1,350 Assessed valuation ......................$19,100,000.00, Bank Clearings......................... 2!J,893.880.85 | Building permits ....................... 504,954.00 Customs Receipts Inland Revenue Receipts...... Dominion Land Oflice Recei[)ts Post OtVice Stump Sales...... P()stal Savings Dcpo.sits....... 360,939.24 89.002.32 138,886.06 39,962.49 42,015.00 Have you ever noted how an audience yawns in the face of an uninspired speaker? On the other hand, have you noted how an audience win lean forward and grasp the chair arms when the speaker reveals enthusiasm ? Enthusiasm is the buoyant expression of truth. To impart belief in anything, a man must believe it deeply himself. We call such a man an enthusiast. This applies to the written word also - particularly to advertisements. When the manufacturer really believes in his wares, his enthusiasm will almost inevitably find expression in Advertising. And enthusiasm will be contagious - his audience - the readers of the newspaper-will, figuratively speaking, "lean forward and listen intently." To be convincing an advertisement must convey an unmistakable impression of enthusiasm. This it will only do when the article advertised has inherent worth. Thus we have: Sincerity - � Enthusiasm �- Advertising: Three mighty forces, close-linked. If you are dainf a local businnst talk over your advertisint prtiltms with the Adverliaing Department of this newspaper. Q if you are doint a prooincial or naUonal butiness it would be well for you lo have the counsel and assistance of a good advertising agency. A list of these will be furnished, without cost or oblignlioH, by 'Hf .Secretary of Canadian Press Association, Room 503, Lumsden Building, Toronto. I ;