Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
tiff The president and secretary shall be elected from represented .Board of Trade. U Kach of flic Associated Boards shaJt be represented by six deljyates. 7. All resolutions to l>e presented shall be. forwarded to the secretary of the lloanl desiring to prasont the same at least 2t days before tho meeting at which the resolution is to be discussed, ami no resolution shall be presented otherwise except by leave of the Resolution Committee. 8. The duties of the officers of this Association shall be- those usually re quicod of the officers of a liko body. I 9. The* meralmrship toe shall be 910! per annum poyabla by each Associated Iloard of Trade oh or before the 3l�t day of Ueoomber in each year. 10. That no proxies l>e allowed. 11. The Hoards of Trade represented ar, the first convention shall be muiulwrrs of this association and those not represented may become so upon application accompanied by the annual membership toe. 12. Oflicws of the association shall Hoards of Trade at: their second ses-vaion yesterday afternoon was the re-aatving of the report of ridge. 1st Vice-President, Martin Woolf, C'urdston. 2nd Vice-President, 0. S. Ferris. Voiiiton. Secretary-Treasurer, IT. J. Skcilh, Lrt hhridire. Tho chair was taken by President Conyfcoare and a vote of thanks was tendered to M'r. Oliver for his cuic-ient services as chairman during the organization. In accepting the office the President said that ho had at heart the interests of each individual living in it. lie wanted to see Southern Alberta united in the advance of the common cause and hoped that the organization would increase and that much would be accomplished. The committee on resolutions reported as follows. Resolution No. 1, From the TLeth-bridgo Board of Trade. This dealt with the organization of a district association and was adopted at the morning session. A CARDSTON RESOLUTION Resolution No. 2. From the Cardston Board of Trade. Resolved that in the opinion o'f the Convention of Boards of Trade that the settlers in Southern Alberta situated on branch lines of railroads should be entitled to through railway rates .or joint rates over all railway lines in Canada, especially over those that are inain feeders to the localities in which they reside. This resolution was deferred until the morning session. BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE Resolution No. 3. From the Lethbridge Board of Trade, re the Blood Indian Reserve and asking that it be reduced in size was referred to a special committee comprising Messrs. Woolf, Elton, Ives, Oliver and Struthers, the said committee to revise the resolution and report at the next session. iJnNDS TITLES OFFICE Resolution No. 4. From Lethbridge Board of Trade favoring the establishment of a- Lands Titles Of-lice in Southern Alberta along the Crow's Nest Railway. W. C. Ives put forth strong arguments sotting forth tho reasons why of telephones is a success wc shall find that tho Hell Telephone Company will approach the government with a view tcj soiling out. ] ient by the Alberta government to establish a Provincial Agricultural College and whereas it is the desire of the Allierta Farmers' Association Dr. Oalbrnith showed that the and the. Irrigation Convention that working out of the telephone system t su'icUcollege- shall be a separate inst'i-in Manitoba was different from that; tuMon from the University of Albor-iu Alberta. lie thought the conven-jtn, and whereas it is generally ag-tion should wait, until the govern-( reed that said college shall' be es-meiH completed its system before ask,1 tnblisheri where experiments shall.be ing it to take over the Bell system, j carried on with and without irriga-lie \cited similar instances to show* lion, and, why he considered that the resolu- Whereas the town of Magrath is cation should hold over for a year. pocinlly fitted to meet these require-E. A. Cunningham thought that '� ments, having lor the last seven the government would not immediate years engaged in practical irrigation ly fly to the Bell Telephone company for the rais ng of wheat, beets, etc., on receipt and that in adopting it and, the convention would not bo acting; Whereas, the JIagrath district pos-prematurery. it would let tho gov-jscsses more practical irrigationists ernment know how tho people of Sou than any other part of the province thern Alberta stood in regard to the of Alberta, and whereas the estab-matter and the minister of public lishmcnt of such a college in the sou-works would feel that he had the1 thern part of the province is* a pro-people of this part of the province at nounced advantage to the south, his back should he approach the Bell Therefore, be it resolveS that this Company. convention endorse the nction of the In the opinion of G. S. Ferris the Magrath Board of Trade and the De-government is at present considering j seret Agricultural Society in peti-the mutter and that the resolution j tioning the honorable members of the while not helping it in any way j government of Alberta to cause the might cause the Bell Co. to ask more said college to be established at the ' town of Magrath. ^' Editor of The Magrath Pioneer, The 2* ; Raymond Rustler and Cardston Star TT >* / fl : I " '-~"-~i it David H. Elton ? His oratory and campaigning Won j| Support for Magrath �M-M-frM"! II'M"i-1 H I I hi 11H"^H"s'li-t-4HH-H"H"|�hM''l' h-w-m~h~w-h� !r>i-ri>rH-t i-r-i-r-i^^-w hit 11 ri ii-!. for their system. On mation of W. C. Ives seconded by Dr. Oalbrnith the resolution was set aside for a year. WATER USERS RIGHTS. Resolution No. 6. From Raymond Board of Trade. 1. That the right to use the water be. made negotiable and transferable; and that the transferee be held responsible for costs of transferring, 2nd, That Irrigation companies shall maintain and operate all laterals under their respective systems, 3rd, That water be distributed to users by the irrigation company under a schedule system, pro rata and at stated intervals. 5, That the water be allowed to This reso.ution was.the subject of a very spirited discussion which revealed the fact that Southern Alberta can produL-o speakers of no mean oratorical and debating ability. Dr. Galbraith moved that the resolution be adopted with tho words ''at the town of Magrath" eliminated. D. H. Elton made a strong plea that the resolution remain as read,' and in a forceful address set forth the advantages and claims of Magrath for the college. j Mr. LeRoy Coons was heart and soul with the men who had asked for the college. . If the Lothbridgi WOULD LOCATE IN CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Winnipeg Safe Works Looking for a Site - Amount of Ground That is Required The Winnipeg Safe Works, of Winnipeg, have written the city to And out what privileges, assistance, bo-nuB, or any favors the city will give to have them establish a branch plant at Lethbridge. They say they will I automatic lock and require two acres of' land with a track frontage of one hundred foot, The plant to commence would require a main building 30 x 100 ft.; erecting shop', 30 x 50 ft.; finishing shop 30 x 50 ft.; also a power house and a Btore house. The company manufactures fire and burglar proof safes and vaults, bolt work and steel linings for vaults. The rapid asjiansioti of western trade lias led them to contemplate the establishing || of a brunch plant in Alberta. Board were caught napping and Ma-remain in the canal as long after the' grath had push and enterprise enough first of October as practicable in the to get in ahead they ought to have interests of both owners and users, ; it. 6, That irrigation companies be j President Conybeare said that the held responsible for damage from'object oi the Lethbridge Board was leakage and soapage of water from to first get the college located in the their canals. j Southern part of the province. When B. S. Young supplied an oral pro- ( this was accomplished the definite loanable to this resolution and explain- coition could be decided upon, od that the. object of the Raymond Dr. Galbraith repeated the1 state-Board of Trade was to got the sup- merrts of the president and held that port of the convention on the resolu- the location should not go to the To* report, as- amended was adopt- Martin Wool!', Cardston, seconded *jr B. S.'-Voting, Baymond, brougnt h* a motion -to ths effect that each ' lacal board' 1'epreseuted at the As-�ciated Board be allowed to record yt votes^ This call�(J forth the expression of � �U�Terent opinions-Mr. Conybaara thought ihul undar the circumstanc-aa b- which the convention was call-4 the Lotliliridge. Board should al-law the other Boards to decide the a,uc�tion. The motion carried. On motion oi Dr. Galbraith, second Ml by O. S. Ferris,'the order of bus-i�ass was suspended until the report f the commiUvw on bylaws was -re-vaived and dispensed with. The report of the committee on bylaws was received clause by clause aad di.scusNed. � Clause six in particular, was the Mrtbject of an interesting discussion. The report as a mended and adopted was as follows:- This Association shall be known as "The Southern' Alberta Boards of Trade." tions passed'at the meeting of water users held in Raymond in the early part of January- There was'some difference of opinion as to whether the motion to adopt the resolution should be put to the convention as many of the delegates could not vote intelligently up on it. Also as to whether the question were, a -proper one to put before the meeting and as to whether the adoption would work to the disadvantage of the irrigation companies. be elected at the ajinual meeting and shall hold oflice for the ensuing year j necessary the construction or until their �ueci;B�or.>� are elcoted. i i 12.. Itcttotutiuns of the executive committee and signed by a majority of Uw nrcmliers thereof shall be of the same force and effect as if passed at a regular called meeting of executive. The resolutions shall simultaneously to the l>e submitted the members. I.'!. There shall l>e an executive com aiittee consisting of the officers and one representative from each member of (.he association not represented by the officers1, and the said committee shall moot at least once every six months on the second Tuesday in .January and the. second Tuesday in duly. In adopting the report the committee were empowered to add to the bylaws at any time during the sitting of the convention. THEY BOTH GET FOUR-YEAR SENTENCE Tne Two Boys That Were Charged With Stealing Money are Found Guilty The two last.: mentioned objections were quite satisfactorily done away with by Mr. Young who also fully ex plained the nature of each clause in the resolution. The resolution was adopted. AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE Resolution No. 7. From the Magrath Board of Trade. Whercus it has lieen deemed cxped- LUMBER WILL TAKE A DROP The two boys ,Willie Tortoralli and Albert Stiebritz, who admitted the theft of $92 from Louis Evangelists in Stafford on January.fJth, were sentenced by Judge Winter this movn-�Aag to four years' imprisonment each. Until the Provincial Reformatory for toy* is built, the boys will be kept at the R. N. W. M. V. barracks. No evidence was taken. The balance of the forenoon as well as yesterday afternoon, was taken up with a civil suit of Jung Sine against. Jung Yip and Jung Shang for the payment of money claimed to be due from a purtner-thip in Hie Columbia restaurant. such an office should be established. A motion, from II. S. Young second ed by D. H. Elton to amend the resolution by striking out "at some central point" and substituting "at Lethbridge" carried. The resolution us amended was unanimously adopted. GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES Resolution No. 5. 'From the Lethbridge Board of Trade. Whereas: The Government of Alberta has -constructed certain telephone lines throughput ^hc province of Alberta and whereas.the Boll Telephone Company is also operating certain exchanges, and long distance linos in parts of the province; and whereas; Further development and settlement of the country will render of. more telephone lines with the result that) the two systems must inevitably touch and conflict with one another at various points. Therefore, be it resolved: That this convention whilst congratulating the government of Alberta on its establishing a Provincial Tolephone system, would respectfully suggest that, in order lo insure the people of Al-Ixsrtn, the Government should nt un early date endeavor by negotiations with the Bell Telephone Company to secure .the lines now owned by it, so that till telephone lines in the province may be the property of the Government. In speaking to the resolution Win. Win. Oliver thought that the rates charged by the Bell Telephone company were too high and that the government should approach the Bell company with a view to purchasing their system. In his' opinion the Manitoba Government made n good bargain when it bought the Bell system in that province. Two lincs/li a pluce like Luthbridge would mean that each business man would require two telephones. W. C. Ivns thought that-to-adopt the resolution would be. to act prematurely and counselled delay. Arguments equally strong could lie put forth against 'government ownership .of telephones, as in its favor. AO-present there \vus no chiyicc of -.reduction in., rates in.."Mtiiiitoba. In? his opinion" ^he- 'tiues^i on .'should ho left over .for'-a. year-andvth the meantime Alberta could watch1 developments iivi Manitoba and in Saskatchewan;> In j 1Oun-ningham, (!. F p. (!onylieaii�, C), O. K. Nourse, W. V. Ives, Dr. Galbraith This aftornoon the delegates are be- TO ASSUME CREAMERIES Provincial Creamery Convention Advises GovenuMnt Edmonton, Jan. 22.-The provincial creameries convention closed tonight. The delegates passed a resolution calling upon the government to us-sume the liabilities of co-operative farmers' creameries that are unable to operate because of their financial condition. The total indebtedness is ten thousand dollars. The convention also requested the government to take steps to punish certain people who were fraudulently using Alberta creamery boxes to push, the sale of an inferior product. TO START A HOG RANCH To be Started at Bow Island and a Pack-ing Factory Later C. P. R. TO SPEND MONEY Montreal, Jan. 21.-William Whyte second vice president of the C. P. R. who has been in Montreal for the past, week it> connection with -the work of settling appropriations for railway construction in Western Can ada during the coming year, will leave tomorrow for Ottawa, en route for Winnipeg. The principal work decided upon for this year, Mr. Whyte said, was the completion of the Pleasant Hills branch clear through from Sheho to Wetaskiwin, on the Calgary-Edmonton line, thus giving the company a far shorter route between Edmonton and Winnipeg than it has at present, besides opening up much new country. Starting out from Moose Jaw and running p'arellel with this new through line, to Edmonton, the company intends building another line, but this will not be completed this year. The Weyburn-Stoughton cut off in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan now under construction, will be completed, and 23 miles now under construction between ;.Wolseley and Res-ton will also be completed. The company's lines through Lethbridge to Macleod will be reconstructed, so as to avoid the circuitous route now followed, owing to the erratic route of the Belly river. The building of a line from Golden, B. C, to Kootenay will be proceeded with, but the company is not pushing that work at present. A considerable amount of money A company ot local men has been organized with a capitalization of S 10,000 to operate a hog ranch to which it is expected later to add a pork-packing establishment at Bow Island on the ranch belonging to C. Avery. The company is called the Bow Island Live Stock Co., and papers for incorporation, are now with the government. The directors arc. C". Acory, managing director; A. F. Werts, necretary-treasurev; 8. L. Reid, A. T. Woods, D. May and F; McCallum. The contracts for .the buildings have been let and aiztjr hogs purchased. THROUGH TO COAST Chicago & Northwestern ConiiaVing Extension Butte, Mont., Jan. 22.-The presence of a number of prominent officials of the Chicago & Northwestern railway affords ample evidence of the extension of the system from Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Miles City, Montana, thence to the Pacific Coast is being contemplated according to tho opinion prevailing in local railway circles. CROP LOOKS FINE Claresholm Has a Most Encouraging Outlook-600,000 Bushels Shipped Cliirosholni, Jan, 22.-The gr)�n shipments from this point have so far amounted to over 500,000 bushels, p and there is still, as much to market. Grumini has shipped nearly 400,000 bushels of grain and the total from the two places will soon reach 1,000.-000 bushels. It was confidently expected that at least one million bushel* would be shipped from Clares-holm, but .the actual shipments will prabably be about (200,000 less than that amount. The full wheat is in excellent con- dition and quite green. It has been will be spent on the work of improv- the experience here that winter wheat invariably does better in an open winter than a severe one. The ear shortage is a thing of the, past, and about four cars of wheat are leaving here daily. ing the present lines in British Col unibia, principally by the substitution of bridges of masonry and steel to take the place of wooden ones. i#Asked if the company's construction program in the West is not smaller than last year,- Mr, Whyte said: '�No. Tf you were to see the appropriations you would be surprised at the millions of dollars the. work ing cntertuined Id a drive about thof which we are going to do this year cityi will cost. Claresholm, Jan. 21.-Mrs. Dawson, wife .of Edward Dawson, rancher of Lyndon, �who died lit the end of the week was buried here yesterday. The funeral took pluce from the English church, The deceased lady had been ailing for a number of years.