Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LKTIIBrUDGK DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE Car of Fancy Preserving Strawberries Just Arrived Direct From the Growers. Now is the time to buy when the quality is at its best Later berries are usually inferior. Prices will not be lower for good quality. Order From Your Grocer Now Finest British Columbia Strawberries o Special Price Delivery Any Day This Week PHONE 1453 KERR'S GROCERY Quite a controversy has arisen be- tween the city park's department ana the Board of Trade owing to a lettor written by President Marnoch of the Board with reference U) the expense of planting Gait Gardens with hot- house [lowers. .Mr. Marnoch is in- clined to advocate perennials and annuals that do not require hothouse propagation. His letter, which follows has been answered by Supt. .Mitchell of the Park's department. Perennial Flowers in Gait Gardens 1 ask the indulgence of the Com- missioners for referring again to this subject. "This year the successful showing in Gait Gardens tip to this date is entirely owing to the perennials. 1 he annuals and exotics have not yet be- gun to show. "During the past few days a good many wagon loads of reared plants have" been brought to the park from, the nursery and four or five men have been kept busy planting them. My repeated appeal for the exten- sion'of the use.of perennials is based- on two grounds: i.. 'The economy that would DO affected. The object lesson achieved in educating our citizens and farmers 10 the use of perennials which, once planted, go ahead year after year with comparatively little attention. Visitors interested in practical gard- ening are much more attracted by the perennials than by the geraniums and other ornamental plants, the beauty which they appreciate hut which they know are ton expensive in first cost and in labor for practical use in their gardens. I respectfully suggest that the Commissioners should call a consul- tation on this matter, availing them- selves of the services of Mr. W. H. Fairfield and .Mr. Archie .Mitchell, to confer wilh tiiem and the w.x aup.-M'- Intendent ahoul Ibc further c-ctonsioii of the use ,of suitable perennial flowers-. Signed. II. Marnoch. President, noun! of Tra-lp The following is Mr. Mitchell's re- ply to .Mr. Marnoch: "1 think it should bo allowed me to give my views on the contents of the enclosed letter. "Perennials have made the biv-.t show up to date but our beds of ger- aniums will materially prolong onr season of bloom. TilC perennial whlcl- bloom now will be over very shortly for another year. "According to llu: d.'iily reporis (here have been only men work- IMB-'IIII the Square wiih one when 1 put one man on for four days mily. An regarda the planting of ger- aniums and other bedding plants there lias been, only, .one .man ami myself, not four or live men. In there were eleven men, and at Hie same time people were complaining because their park was. as, tte Herald said, 'going to the bow-wows-' "I think it is.wrong to suppose that when perennials are once planted they should .go ahead without atten- tion; to get .the best results tlie land has to be well prepared; they have to be replanted and divided when needed, dead stems and ilowers kept I picked and mulched in the fall. "1 am quite aware that some of the beds we plant may be a little too ex- pensive for the average citizen to plant, but then I hold that these beds are planted for.lha enjoyment of all. Surely Gait Gardens is a little differ- ent from any ordinary garden. 1 am convinced that a large number of peo- ple enjoy these beds. "It is altogether unfair to compare t. three or four-year-old perennial in full beauty to a newly planted ger- anium. Let- the geranium beds get well established and am sure that as the perennials are going-out of bloom, the geraniums will give a good ac- count of themselves right up to frost. Number of plants Grown apt! Started From Seed In Our Greenhouses 8000 geraniums at. 15c ;cach. 5000 edging and carpet plants at per 1011 200.00 13.650 half-hardy annuals at 50c 505.00 The above have all been planted on the Square this spring. Expenditure incurred iu growing the above plants: Labor and superintendence (winter months) SCO.OO Coal Labor and superintendence (summer months I 100.00 Team work, hauling plants from nursery 50.00 "In conclusion, if the ratepayers want an expert opinion as to the mer- its or demerits of the season's plant- ing on Gall Gardens. I would suggest that a couple of park superintendents be called in to advise, as they would be more familiar with the work, and would be more competent to judge." (Signed) J. H. MITCHELL, Park Superintendent. The Salvation Army may erect a citadel at Coleman. Little .lack Ward of Mtmico died o( injuries received when a heavy pipe tell on him. A banquet was given by the Wom- en's Auxiliary of St. .Mary's church. North Lethbridge. last Thursday even- i ing, June 28th at the parish hall in honor of Rev. C. H. Popham. rector, who has resigned, after being seven years in charge of the parish of St. Mary's. Mr. Popham and his mother left for England yesterday. Canon Murrel-Wright was toastmas- ter The King, was responded to by Rev. MurreHV right. -M. A. Our Church, by .1. P. Unsworlh, people's warden- the Vestry, by A. A. Cole, vestry clerk: Tbe Choir, by H. G. Kll- nef. choirmaster: Women's Auxiliary by Mrs W A. Taylor, president; Sun- day School, by W. A. Taylor, superin- tendent; Our Boys at the front, by A. Arnold; The Ladies, by Canon Murrel- Wrlght. i Nearly one hundred parishioners I who had subscribed towards two hand- some presents, sat down to the boau- tltully'artistic tables, decorated with flowers in season, and groaning under the weight of viands wbicli every one enjoyed. Tbe presentation took place after the toasts had been ably respon- ded to. The people's warden- and the president of the W. A. in a few well chosen words, presented to the rector a beautiful gold watch with his name eneraved on It aud to Mrs. Popham, two sterling silver cream and sugar bowls. Both responded thanking the parish- ioners for their kindness and for sel- ecting such useful presents and they -.vould carry away with them many happy thoughts of their happy times seven years of pastorship at St. Mary's. This most happy; but touching event closed with the sing- ing of the National antlieni. Farewell Sermon A good number turned out to hear the Rev. C. H. Popham preach his farewell serrnn, although the weather was not very inviting. His text was taken from St. Paul, Epistle Corinth- ians 3 ch v. 10: "I have laid the foun- dation, and another buildest thereon. He exhorted the people to give tbe new priest every assistance they pos- sibly could, without waiting to be ask- ed and lie hoped that when he and his mother returned at some distant date, he would see an advancement in the church's work in which would surprise him. FERNIE AND PINCHER SOLDIERS RETURNING Quebec. July Canad- ian soldiers invalided home reached Quebec Sunday on the Allan liner Grampian. Following is a list of the western- ers: El Bail, Saskatoon; E. Burick. Victoria: J. Carruthers, Fernie, B.C.; C. Farraud and E. McLean, Xew West- minster; H. Rooster, Vancouver; C. Goodman Monitor, J. W. Gor- don, Pincher Creek, Alta.; R. Gray- sou Portage la Prairie: W. Darkey, Medicine Hat: W. Barker, Watrons, R Mc.Mnllen, Sask.; R. J. Perkins, and A. McKlnley, BSrcon- ton; A. T. Doyle, F. A. Bridger, T. Carson and S. S. Hutchinson, Win- nipeg- R. Perdu, Kinisoto, Man.; H. J. Rear, R. J. Ring, T. J. Robinson and J. B. Stewart, Calgary. TROOPS THERE San Antonio, Tex., July rupted progress in the mobilization of the national guards was made today. General Funaton and staff studied maps showing an army along the bor- der line of more than men. I Troop trains were reported steadily moving from the north and east, while scores of freight trains bearing sup-. 1 plies and equipment also were moving. PREMIER ZAMAIS SUMMONED BY GREEK KING TO FORM A NEW CABINET One Athens paper says that the late cabinet's resignation was due to a' "coup" by the Allies. rVNADIAN CONVALESCENT HOME IN ENGLAND. I r-hcto shows and grounds of the Massey-Han-is home a, Dnlwich, England. This home bus been nr.d is key by (he Miscey-l-Iarris Company. 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