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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta m i ii i nu 111111111111111111111 n ii 111111111 ii 11111 hi milium Bow Island Latest Townsite On the Market Bow Island is situated on the Crow's Nest line of the C.P.R., 37 miles from Taber and 45 from Medicine Hat, in the centre of a rich farming and ranching district. Coal and Gas There are already two coal mines. Gas boring outfits owned by the C.P.R. and the Southern Alberta Land Co. are now in operation. Irrigated Lands Bow Island will be the headquarters of the Southern Alberta Land Company's Irrigation System now being constructed. Get In Early Twenty-nine lots sold in 3 days. Choice locations are being snapped up. LOTS SELL FROM $25 TO $150 01 EASY TERMS J. Olquist Bow Island, Alta. ' 1 I t 4 *�1II MM 11111 111 1111 M I H I I H M I HI-MI-MI t-M III11 Ml 1111II1 III II THEY WANT GOVERNMENT ELEVATORS FAVORED MACLEOD-CARDSTON RY. Action Taken By Associated Boards of Trade Convention - Imposition of Poll Tax - Freight Rates Should be Reduced - Convention Concludes - Reception by Lethbridge Board* (From Thursday's Daily.) I The ol receiving the re port ot the, committee on resolutions �M resumed bv the Board of Trade Convention visstcnlay morning. llosolution No. 8. From the Macleod Hoard or Trade. Kesolvud that this convention on-lorse the application oT the Card-wton and Macleod Hoards of Trade id their requeisf to the Dominion Gov rameitt lor n subsidy to assist in t.he construction ol the Macleod, Cardston and Montana Railway. Messrs. Ktruthers. Elton, Drumm *nd Oliver spoke regarding the bene-lits that would acme to the province. as a whole bv the construction of tho waid rnilwuv. rl lie resolution was Adopted. Government Elevators Resolution .No. '.). From the Pinch �.'! Creek Jloiird, 01 I rude. In view ol tho eminently unsatisfactory condition under which gram growers are lorced 111 many coses to 'dispose nl their grain which has re-' suited seriously to tho disadvantage of the country this stringent yeur, this convention considers that the tune is now ripe when a government line of el'ivntoj-s should be established. in speaking to the resolution 11. K. _J4iiUo-ol_l'.ljirlier.. ci-opk h�ld ithat since the policy ol the government is to own public utilities which . when |iro|terly handled result in a benefit, the government would gain should it erect a line ol elevators and ipiot-ed liguivs in .support of the statement. In linil .sears when grain is tlamuged the elevators took advantage oi the liiinier in grading. In mnn,v instances grain when shipped to Fort William T>rought 24c. p�?r bushel more than the elevators oflerpd. As ihe farmer's produce is wot regulated by the cost of produc- tion the demand lor elevators that would give him bus due was all the more urgent, (n his opinion the difference between what a farmer gets lor his grain and what he should get amounted to a large sum that could be saved to the country if a government lino ol elevators were establish ed. S. Ferris said that there was a difference ol Gu. or 7c. between the price of the elevators and that offered by the grain buver at Nanton. He also stated that even when cars are supplied the elevators do not pay as much as they should. Ho also explained the difficulty the farmer who was some distance from the. railway experienced in getting' cars when not on the ground to loud them when they arrived. Mr. Hrown cited one case .where the elevators paid 44c. when a bonded warehouse in this, east paid 78c. a bushel, and another case where the elevators olleivd 62c. a bushel and �the track buyer 73c. a bushel. To concrete. Ihe elevator raised 12c. a bushel . it. N. \ oiing. while he at first thought this a large call to make on the* government which was bcseiged by reipiesls, on second consideration, concluded it hut the convention was justified m doing so. lie held dicapped through being unable raise sufficient funds for the carrying on of much needed public improvements, Therefore bo rt resolved. That tho Associated Hoards of Trade of Sou-, thorn A.berta urgently recommend to the government of Alberta that legislation be enacted during the present session of the legislature, so am-endin; the village ordinance as to empower stich villages as so desire to levy n poll 'tax in a. sum not to ex ced S2 per head on all male persons over the age of twonty-one yours who urn not otherwise taxed, And whereas, The collection of such tax through the regular channels would in many cases be extremely difficult if not impossible, Therefore' lie it nirthcr ( resolved; That we urge upon the. government the advisability of making provision for the collection of said poll tax by requiring employers to withhold the same irom the wages of such |ier-sons in their employ, upon a list of said persons being supplied by the tax collector. Mark Drumm explained the vondi-fions which necessitated 'the adoption of the resolution, slating that in one instance a town with a, population of 1,400 had only 05 ratepayers. Also that the minister oi public works would consider the* matter ana -wanted some united action on the part of the local districts, the result of which had to be in his hands before the end of the month. \ 1>. If. Elton spoke strongly in favor of adopting the resolution, whiich was done. Wagon Road Through Pass Resolution, No. 12. From a joint committee of 'the Frank and Coleman Boardti oi Trade. Whereas, Tlic Crow's Nest Pass dis trict is tho most populous district in Alberta of like area, there being upwards of 5,000 peoulc within a radius of eight miles. And whereas, There is also in said district an investment of capital, likewise greater than in any territory within Alberta, such investment aggregating $15,000,000, And whereas. There exists the mast urgent need of a way of communication other than by rail through and connecting the said Crow's Nest Pass section of Southern Alberta with the farming communities of the prairie districts, And whereas, The said wagon road through the said section is little better than a trail and wholly inadequate to the constant growing demands of tralllc, Therefore, be rt resolved. That this convention impress upon the government of the day the urgent necessity of providing a suitable wagon road through the territory in question, extending to the provincial boundary, with all possible-expedition. This resolution was also explained ait some length by Mark Drumm, who spoke of the benefit to the farmers -and to the towns in the Pass if produce could be hauled from the foothills up to the towns in the Pass The resolution was passed. Freight Rate en Coat to I uated on all lines of railroaus should be entitled to through railway rates or joint rates over all railway lines in Canada 'especially over those, that tf.e main feeders to the localities in which they reside. Martin Woolf said that some clauses in the aot governing freight rate3 wore not put into operation. Among other instances he stated that on coal shipped from the Pass to Curdston the rate was $1.05 per ton from the Pass to Lethbridge and Sl.-50 per ton from Ijethbridge to Cardston-a distance of sixty miles. He also spoke of passenger rates nn the A. It. & I. line and compared the rates and service with the old stage lino. It is somebody's fault that' there are so few through rates oind it was the intention to get evidence to place lieforo the railway commission Jam! have the respons.b.hty placed up ^ ^ CM,CU tn u" dVal w~h "tho qa"f. on the proper shoulders. | ary of tho ftnd IeVy such Cardston wanted to patronize thOj as mfty bo found neccs- Health In every cap of COWAN'S PERFECTION , COCOA Very nutritious and very digestible. Give ii to your children and drink it yourself. THE COWAN CO.. Limitad. TORONTO 47 ed that the secretory be paid a salary of $50 a year. Moved in amendment by Messrs. Nourse and Young that the" government would leei complimented to know that the )ieople looked to it for help and protection in dealing with organised capital. The resolution passer!. A C. P. R. Side Line Itesolutiou No. 10. From Nanton Hoard of Trade. Whereas a franchise of the cartage ol Calgary has been granted the Pacific Cartage Company and sard cartage added to freight bills, thus having to be paid by the retailer and increasing his freight rates from ten to thirty per cent Therefore be it resolved that in the opinion of this convention some action to counteract this arrangement should be taken and that, a protest re said franchise be sent to the Calgary Hoard of Trade. Messrs. Hullebt and Ferris spoke to the resolution explaining the situation, stating that the company was a child of the C.P.R. and had driven some smaller companies out of business and also that the Calgary Board of Trade could bear strongly on the city council to have the Iranchise withdrawn. Wm. Oliver thought that the matter should be settled licrtween the buy or and the wholesale house and that it was outside the jurisdiction of the convention. ft was the opinion of W. H. .lack-son that Nanton should be supported with the resolution us several lociil districts were hel|ied in pi-evious sessions. Mark Drumm maintained that the convention should deal with the epies tion, Calgary being the distributing point for houses in the east and filling orders sent to the east, all in this district should be interested in the matte)'. v The resolution was adopted. " A Poll lax------ Resolution No. 1.3. Trom the Taber Board oi Trade. Whereas, The product of coal Is one of the chief products of Southern Alberta, And whereas, 'I he market for. coal from Southern Allierta has been limited and restricted owing to the high freight rates prevailing and particu larly from this district to Winnipeg and other points in Manitoba, And Whereas, In Consequence of the high freight rates prevailing as aforesaid, and owing to the fact that coal is not dutiablo American coal shippers can ship coal to Manitoba and other Canadian points and place it upon the market cheaper than Canadian shippers, Therefore lie it resolved that the Railway Commission be requested to look into the matter of freight rates on coal with the view of having same rcducsd. H. P. Wallace said that the coal o|>era'tors claim that coal can not be mined for less than $2.50 per ton while the selling price is from S3 to $4-. On account of the lreight rates the selling price in Winnipeg is $7 per ton and the bnited States coal is sold at the same price. W. \V. Douglas gave the freight rates on coal to different points east of Taber. From J'aber to Regina the rate is $3.70 per ton, to Brandon, $4.25 and ito Winnipeg $4.50 per ton He maintained that, the coal industry being so important Southern Alberta should not. be handicapped in this way and that u the lreight rate to Winnipeg were reduced to 17c. per cwt., Tuber could compete wit.i Peiin sylvnnui. in thai, market. Mark Drumm also very forcibly championed the cause and udvocai.ed the resolution telling tne coivertion that the consideration of this matter was its first duty He thouc,ht that the campaign sfiould not with �the. adoption of the resolution. The convention adopted ',he resolution. A motion that the, secretary he m- Pa-ss and would do so when the new road was built to Macleod. In support of 1his Mr. Woolf stated that when the freight rates on coal were reduced from $2 per ton to $1.50 the company immediately raised the price of coal 50c. per ton. The resolution was adopted. A motion to lay the, resolution re the Blood Reserve on the table carried. Resolution No. 14. : Whereas the American Consular Ag ency at Lethbridge. has recently been closed and whereas all shipments to the United States from Southern Alberta have to lie registered through the t.'ailgary office, and whereas tho geographical locution and tram service between the south and Calgary are such as to seriously hamper trade. He it resolved that, this convention of Southern Alberta Boards of Trade here assembled make representations to tho United States Government with the view to the reopening of the agency at Lethbridge! U. S. Consular Agency R. P. Wallace rend a letter from C. II. nowman stating that he had a visit from the American Consul at Calgary who was very hopeful of having tho American Consular Agency at Lethbridge rc-estabhsbed in view ot information be hod been; able to obtain, and that he (the American Consul at Calgary) suggested that the convention adopt a resolution asking that the Agency be reopened. 0. n. Howman prepared a petition which was circulated among the delegates and signed and which will be sent to the Secretary of State at Washington. The petition showed the groat inconvenience caused by the closing of the Agency here and pointed out the great development and increase in business during the past year. Jt stated that Lothbridge is the only city of Alberta having direct communication with the United States and has recently been made a divisional lomt by the Canadian Pacific Railway for the transfer of freights south, west and north. Also that exporters from all parts of Alberta and the western part, of Saskatchewan hud in the past availed themselves of the opportunity of procur-. ing consular invoices and of having work performed at thisi agency. Referring particularly to the coal production and the increase in that business it stated that for the six months ending Dec. 31st. 1006, the coal exported from the Lsthbridge district was valued at 6,175.26 and for the six months ending the 31st of Dec. 1907 the coal export was valued at $40,051.64. Other exports, from Lethbridge tor the biz months ending JJlttt December, 1007, amounted to nearly $100,000.00 in value. With regard to the imports from the United States the amount of duty collected-' at the port of Lethbridge for the six months' ending ]*:. 81, ll�0t\, was $23,54' 42 and for the six months ending Dec. 31, 1907, $34,172.95, showing an increase of $10,625.63. - Ninety per cent, of the imports received through, the Lethbridge Customs office ar� from the United States. The resolution was adopted. A Bridge at Taber * Resolution No. 17. From the Tuber Board of Trade. Whereas, There has lioon a very material and rapid increase in the number of settlers north oi tho Belly River in the vicinitv oi the town ol Taber, And whereas. The only means ot crossing the said river at the present .time is by lorry which ciui only be used at certain seasons of the year and which has proved inadequate anil unsatisfactory. And whereas. The bridge crossing the said river to the said town oi I'abeT ik near 'the wtv of Lethbi-ulge. Therefore be it resolved, That the Alberta Government he I requested to make appropriation lor I the construction ot said bridge at as early � date as possible. | Phe resolution was adopted. | This being all the resolutions a. I motion to reconsider the bylaws was passed. i j-qhc-bvla-w'iv, fi-en wait amended to may snj-y. On motion of Afcssrs. Drumm and Douglas the matter was laid on tho table. The next annual convention will applauded. He was proud to rank^a* a citizen of Southern Alberta whi,:fi was "tho gateway of', opportunity^' Even in the early days he recogoit-ed that Southern' Alberta . promised to be one of tho richest districts)'; ot tho earth, water being the only thing needed for its advancement, although? in regard to the water he dilJercoViii � opinion with the chairman who,was then ^running the Lothbnd;:e hotel. meet at Macleod on the second 'rues-; He foresaw that it was imsvitibfe. day in January and the executive will niejt on the second Tuesday in July at Lethbridge. Smoking Concert In the ovoning an eminently success ful reception and smoking concert was tendered to the visiting rcpreson tatives by the Lcthbridgo Board of Trade. To eulogize one number on tlie programmo more than another would be an injustice as each was very heartily applauded, and tho appreciation of each song, recitation and speech was quite evident. The refreshments provided by .7. L. Cal-dcr of the City Bakery sustained his reputation of always having on hand an ample supply of good things. Tho chair was ably Tilled by Mayor Henderson who in his words of welcome spoke of the rapid development of Southern Alberta where anyone possessing energy and he&Hh is sure to come to the front. He predicted a bright future for the best part of the province and trusted that the �>cn-vention would aid in the achievement ot that future. ' D. H. Elton eclipsed himself in u-speech brimful of wit,1 humor, and sense. His remarks regarding the cut on the invitation . card.i -which was a policeman in pursuit of it Chinaman-as being a practical ap|-!i-ar tion of the coat  r arms of th.3 uty of Lethbridge, were wry mu.-ii �.v-;iy-cd. H^ was pleased with the generous hospitality extended to the visiting Boards and with the broad mind ed views of the , President of the Association There was no part of the earth of which we had greater need to be proud than of Southern Alberta which afforded the best opportunities and the most glorious possibilities. He told of what tho afternoon's drive had revealed to him of tho enterprise of the people of Lethbridge and of the development taking place in the city, and stating that our flour mill was the largest mill in operation west of Winnipeg. In going home the delegates would . carry with them the highest praise of the city of Lethbridge, the interests of which they would endeavor to advance. C. F. P. Conybeare, K.C., delivered a very stirring and patriotic e�d-dncss during which he was repeatedly that the country should lxs a great one. - . He bespoke an; interest m Canada, as a whole admitting that ei�torpriso � like charity begins at home. With a.-: broad inindedi outlook he as'iiil UwL feeling thero were no race, language; or creed distinctions the convention take up'the work before it in the advancement of our province and coutv- . try and forgetting petty jealousies .to work harmoniously in this great com-; mon cause. Rev. A. M. Gordon, in anjUerrU-'itSjim ing address thanked the hosts oi the-evening for the most enjoyabla entertainment. ' � ' : - ' ' -, The following programmv was rendered. Piano Solo, A. Ely. Humorous Song, F. Cll Waddington.- Solo, A. F. Fleming. Song, Itev. .7. S. Chivers Recitation, Rev.- J. S. Chivers. ..v : Song, H. ,T H Skeith. God Save The King SOUTH HURON TURNS Liberals alt* Carry Started ia Fran** f Qtekc (Western Associated Press) * Seaforth, Jan. 23.-In. the bye-elee-tion for South Huron yesterday to nil . H. 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