Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 27, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDOE PAJLl/y xiisitALP Monday, January 27,1913 LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1�07 Published by the Lethbridge Herald Pub1l�hlno Co., Ltd., every lawful evening at Its office, sixth Street, Lethbrldy*, Alberta, Canada. W. A., BUCHANAN PHONE: . Editorial, Asportorlal And News Department 1224 A. > Managing Director T. W. OUAYLE Managing Editor JOHN TORRANCE Business Manager PHONE: Advertising Circulation And Job Departments 1252 1. year, delivered ....... $4.00 C months, delivered ...... $2.00 8 months, delivered, ..... $1.00 1 month, delivered ...... 35c. DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 year, by mail ......... $3.00 6 months, by mail ...... $1.60 1 month, by mail ...... 25c. Addresses changed as often as desired, but both new and old addresses must 'be fiven. THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Lethbridge-Red Cross'Drug: & Book Store; J. G. Robertson & Co.; Jackson A Co.; Alexandra Hotel; People's Drug store; Kenny & Allin. Macleod-Young; & Co.; R. Tf. -Hamilton. Plncher Creek-E. J. Mitchell: �p. I* McCrea. Taber--Woatlake Bros. Cardaton-Alberta Drug & Book Company. , Fernle, B. C-Percy Beal. Medicine Hat-L. M. Northern. Cranbrook, B. C.-Beattle and Atchlnson. Claresholm-O. L. Rainecke Diamond City-Diamond City Druy Co. Vancouver, B. C-World Wido News Company. Minneapolis-Brown & Brown, 219-lth Street Spokane-The Jamieson News Co., 706 Riverside Avenue. Also on all C.P.R. trains THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday in eight or more pases, and contains a summary of the news of the week, local and district 1 year in advance .........I1-50 3.months In advance ..... too 6 months in advance........75c. Bank of Commerce Review AN INTERESTING handbook has b�en issued by the Canadian . Bank of Commerce. This little volume contains a review of business conditions during? the past year. The information is instructive and comprehensive, and is not only confined to Canada, but refers to Great Britain, the United States and Mexico in which the Bank through its Various branches in these countries, conducts business. The booklet constitutes a handy reference; and will be found extremely useful by business men and others. The provinces of the Dominion have been divided into five groups. The fourth of these comprises Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and while throughout the commercial history of the country there is the record of great progress and expansion, in comparison the Western provinces she* a wonderful development. The flow of immigration, of which fifty per cent settled -west of the Great lakes, is a guide to comprehending the development outlined , From. 1900 to June 1901 the figures - were 49,149, in the last six months of 1912 the number was 3,944,794, divided in the following proportion: British, 144,840; American, 140,456; from other countries, 109,498.' Referring to this, the review remarks: "It is a notable fact that in the United States, marvellous as the growth of "that country has been, an immigration of 400,000 was not reached until the total population was over 40,000,000." Wheat Oats. . Barley Bias . Regarding agricultural development and future prospects in the West, there is the following item of interest: 1911- 1912 177,100,000 : 196,400,000 190,000,000 224,500,000 33,000,000 39,600,000 8,000,000 12,900,000 The' figur�s for 1912 are estimated. Only a small part of the crop will have to be left for threshing in the spring. The average grade is much higher than last year-indeed the quality is the best in ten years, with one exception, but prices are at present much-lower than in 1911-12, and unless the markets improve later on, the net money result per acre to' the � farmer will not be much if at all better than that of last year. The total money value to the farmer, however, will bo in the neighborhood of $200,000,-000. When to this sum is added the money realiased from root crops, live stock and dairy products, and consideration is given to the fact that while the rural population of the three provinces is increasing in a large ratio it is as yet only 849,042, it is not necessary to seek further for an explanation of the great prosperity which the western country has been enjoying, as reflected in the astonishing growth of the principal cities and towns, the rapidity of the railway development, and the extraordinary increase in the volume of manufacturing and jftsjtrlbutlng. 'VOver most of the country the sraljd: weather which prevailed ^ett-int'o November has enabled farmers to do a great deal of fall sm ^'JJ&foS. so that seeding should J^PiCaJtrlfd 'op iext spring under * i&SStf >?Pore .favorable conditions ^^^HjSat'Beasoti. A great, deal of fw abfeageJ under orop next year wjK therefore''show a large in- g'�ifiA.pec*B8lty for mixed farming is ^^p^rpedy'for^he. short,. tJEnfcatfie and"other live stock TPSw'siawelopnient , of. mixed farming, and at best it must be four or five years before the supply of beef cattle can be largely increased. , By far the larger pct-ition of the three western provinces is admirably adapted for mixed farming-, and it is a matter of great importance that the adoption of such methods should proceed much more rapidly than is at present the case. It is gratifying to find that this year over a large portion of Alberta and Manitoba and in many parts of northern Saskatchewan, particularly in those districts which in past years have suffered from frost, there is how a pronounced tendency on the part of the farmer to acquire live stock, but want of capital renders this development a very slow one. If the farmer could readily borrow money with which to carry cattle, it is clear that in the districts above mentioned a great impetus would be given to mixed farming. � In those parts of the country however where the results from grain raising have been almost uniformly satisfactory there is little hope of inducing tie farmer to go in for live stock. The rapid increase in the total, grain crop creates two problems, for the farmer, namely, a shortage of labor, and a physicat difficulty in the way of marketing grain promptly. The unwisdom of attempting to force a whole year's grain crop on the market in a period of two or three months is generally admitted, and as the financial position of the individual farmer improves so that'he will not be compelled to realize quickly on his -crop, the problem of'marketing the grain will doubtless be largely met by increasing the storage facilities on the farm as well as those of the country elevator systems. The shortage of labor at the season when the saving of the crop necessitates its being cut and threshed, involves an annual loss ; to the farmers of several million dollars. This is a condition which � is not likely to be remedied until the permanent farm laboring population is largely increased, and mixed farming would bring this | about to a large extent by offering employment for labor the year round instead of during seeding and harvest time only. The sit- -. nation calls for concerted action on the part of the governments, and of the railways, banks and ptherlarge business interests, not only to promote the adoption of better, farming methods, but to provide means'.of financing the progressive, farmer -who desires to go into, stock, raising. We cannot force the development of mixed farming, but we could seek to remove the difficulties in the way. The losses suffered in numerous districts from damage to grain by wel and frost, and tlie disappointment of farmers generally because of the recent drop in grain prices-occurring coincl-. dently with high prices for all live stock-render the present a peculiarly opportune time at which to inaugurate a vigorous movement to encourage diversified farming. How the Bank Act will prove beneficial in helping out the advised agricultural policy Is referred. to by the President of the Bank in his annual address, as /ollows: The Bank Act 'will probably sanction under proper Hens and assignments, the loaning of money to fanners and ranchers on the security of grain and cattle and other live stock in their pos-session. This will undoubtedly be a great advantage iu many instances, and will at least legalize a practice already quite common, and probabiy tend to prevent hasty marketing of produce. As �a matter of fact, large advances are made to fanners on tbe security of notes, but actually upon what they possess in the way of products of agriculture and their reputation for honesty and ability, always an essential consideration when lending money. We hare no hesitation in stating that our farmer customers are almost without exception, satisfactory borrowers. Our aggregate advances to farmers -run Into large figures, estimated at ?15,000,000 for the western provinces. Within the past year the Bank has established branches at Grouard and Lake Saskatoon and in doing so shows a faith in the development of the Peace River district as it will affect the future of Canada. Much of the land 'is at too high al altitude for the vising of grain for market, but thousands of square miles will undoubtedly grow feed crops. On Grande Prairie, however, in the past season a crop averaging 30 bushels of wheat and 55 bushels of oats of excellent grade was successfully harvested, aud it would now appear to be a possibility that the northern boundary of our agricultural areas may have to be moved again to include the bftBln of the Mackenzie River. The experience of one year is not of course sufficient to demonstrate that grain growing would bo successful, >rt to. the governor "Sam" Hughes and not "Samuel." The Journal apparently does not know that Sam is the baptismal name of the war minister and not Samuel, a name which he greatly resents. Like all other men, Sam prefers to be known by the name his mother gave hitn. Mr. Ham on Towns (Toronto Star) Hon. George Ham," qf the C. P. R., was in the city on Wednesday and stated to a group of acquaintances that he had recently visited Orillia, and that he thought Orillia, next to -Medicine Hat, "was the livest town in the country. However, there was a big fellow from Medicine Hat in the group and a slender man from Orillia, and nobody from Gait. People Not Biting Now (Winnipeg Free Press) N. W. Rowell,. the Liberal leader in Ontario, in his address on'''Liberals and the Empire," recalls the fact that when the great political issue in Upper Canada was whether the people should be governed by Downing St. through a governor pr by a ministry responsible to them, the chief rof one of the Iroquois tribes,issued a proclamation in which he said: "The real issue is whether the. country is to remain under the protection and government of the Queen or become one of the Tainted States." A reincarnation of the Indian chief is, we suspect, editing the Montreal Star which has an easy and simple way with all policies that it does not like-it denounces them as.tending to separation from Great Britain and unton with the United States. , gut-this overworked cry has'lost its savor. ft The Standard Securities Co. t. �' ... t......_. . Real Estate and Investments Owners of Morningside Suite 111-115 Sherlock Bldg. P.O.Box 1979 Phone 1291 Excellent Buy on 13th St. North 100 feet on. corner at $2,250.00. Easy terms � '.,��<."�' We have several choice buys on 13th Street in blocks 162, 163 and 169 C. P. R. AGENTS WILSON & SKEITH OPPOSITE ALEXANDRA HOTEL Reliable Fire Offices Represented by. us. PHONE 1343 J names of the women, and the district would very soon close up of Its own accord, and the business men 'would not be in very great haste to advocate its re-opening. A WorlcFOId Problem (Taber Times) If the Lethbridge business men who are advocating the re-opening of the segregated district in order that business might be 'brisker, would turn their attention to advocating reforms and building up the city on lines calculated to increase the prosperity of the city, they would obtain a little less undesirable publicity. It is a feeble argument in a growing city like Lethbridge, that the city's welfare is to be enhanced by the reopening of a dlBfrict which dragged many young men of that city down to the depths, and brought ruin and misery to homes. A good method of dealing with the problem in Lethbridge would be to re-open the district for a term, raid the houses every night, publish the names of the frequenters of every, raid, instead of the The Alberta Provincial Elevator Scheme (Red Deer Advocate) The Conservative press of Alberta have no use for the extensive provincial country elevator scheme which is te have .the backing of the provincial government of Alberta, subject to tfie legislature's approval. The Sifton government in this guarantee 'of bonds, is aiming to give the grain growers of Alberta the same facilities for shipping grain and the same freedom from combine rule in shipping grain that the farmers of Manitoba and Saskatchewan are now enjoying. , The Grain Growers' Company, the well known farmers' co-operative grain company with headquarters at Winnipeg, will, if the Alberta scheme goes through, handle a large share of all the western grown' grain of 1913. At present they are handling most of the output of the Saskatchewan co-operative elevators, they have leased from the Manitoba government all the'country elevators owned by that government, they' have leased from the C. P. R. one of the biggest terminal elevators at Fort William, and now they have come to a tentative arrangement with the Alberta government by 'which, because of the government's guarantee of their bonds; they will be_ enabled to build or acquire some sixty Alberta elevens. In view of the fact that a great many of the elevators of ^Alberta have been acquired by a Calgary merger, the government of Alberta is doing Bplendid work for. the farmers in enabling them to have their grain handled on the co-operative basis which has been such' a success at Red Deer. FARM LANDS FOR RENT FARM LOANS 960 acre farm for rent South of Grassy Lake. All of Section 20, and south half of 19, Township 8, Range 13. wm furnish seed and take half of the crop. ..... O. T. LATHROP Farm L�nd� Stafford Black farms Lean* " Personal Contact Of Printed Matter "Personal Contact" is a potent factor in selling. - You cannot expect a shabby, faultily, dressed salesman to "make good." He lacks the appearance that makes your prospective customer "warm up" to* him-the Personal Contact ibat'. inspires confidence. Your printed matter is a salesman.; It should, when carrying your message, present an appearance tnaf inspires confidence in your firm and your tjro-ducts. . ;� �' If you desire "confidence-inspiring" . Printed Matter.-Literature that has distinctiveness and personality, confer with us. The Herald job Department Phone 1252 Its Potency One swallow, don't make a summer, but it breaks a New Year's resolution, -Life. Real Reason Passenger: "Why are we so late?" Guard: "Well, sir, the train in front was behind and this train was behind before besides."-Punch. .Preparing for Shrimp "What's daughter doing?" "Making shrimp salad." "I didn't know 'we had any shrimp in the house." "We haven't, but there is one.coming to call on her this evening."-?-. Houston Post. Queer Human Nature "People are funny." "How now?" "In this Van Million divorce suit they divided $25,000,000 amicably and then scrapped about tbe custody of a pug dog."-PittBburg Post. Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! A turkey perching In a tree Turned round and looked; right down at me, And all the words he sa|d were ; three- "Gobble, gobble, gobble!" I got that turkey jjj.a shetd'; Some yellow corn before hint! spread; The same three words to him I. said- "Gobble, 'gobble, gobble!" / When he had gained about ten pound, And was fat, juicy, sleek and round, Again ho turned and made the , sound- "Gobble, gobble, gobble!" "^lu'iulit," said 1, "I'll gobble you, Money to Loan On improved property and for building � purposes. , _ _ . i The G. B. Bowman Agency ACADIA BLOCK PHONE 1325 Invite my friends to help me, too; What you request, dear sir, we'll do- 'Gobble, gobble, gobble!!" There at the table to each guest I read that turkey's la-st request; They then proceeded with great zest To gobble, gobble, gobble. They made of. him a perfect wreck; They stuffed themselves full to the neck; They gobble, gobble, gobbled, Till they wabble, 'wabble, wabbled. -Petaluma Poul try Journal. PECULIAR AND PERTINENT In 1911 the total factory output of St. Louis was valued at $340,835,193, and it is said 1912 figures wiil largely exceed this sum. The French government is encouraging experiments with a new device to protect against hail, essentially a very large lightning rod of pure copper, which is claimed to affect atmospheric electricity so-thai hail atones can not form. To blacken aluminum alloys, states the Electrical Review, immerse the article in a boiling hot solution of caustic soda of 30 per cent, strength for a few seconds; wash off the excess of caustip, dry in sawdust and polish with a plumbagoed brush. m I To Rent � Well located store, with rooming house above; close in. ALSO Six room, fully modern house fire .place, etc., close in. 1 The Dowsley - Mulhern Land Co. Sherlock Bldg. 7th St. Following the example-, of the French the British government has decided to use only biplanes for military purposes. The many deaths that have occurred In the last few months is the obviouB reason. Lethbridge Feed and Sale Stable Corner 3rd Street and 4th Avenue South-Phone 1425. ar Sal e Of live stock, wagons, buggies, harness and farm implements TUESDAY at 2 o'clock Will buy, sell, and exchange live stock, wagons, etc, every clay. Heavy team, harness and large dray, will ex-chahgfi f or Ileal Estate. Match team drivers, young sound and stylish, for.Eeal Estate. 5-Passcnger Automobile, first class condition for Real Estate or live stock. ;, If yon, want to buy, sell or trade, call on'Us.