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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1918 THE LETIIBRIDGE llr.'fuY fTERALD PAGE SE\T5N LATEST NEWS OF LETHBRIDGE AND THE SURROUNDING DISTRICT OEMS OF PLAN Still Negotiating With Dominion Government For Payment Other Half of Fee REM Says It Will Solve Itself-Expects Huge Acreage Next Year (Hpoclal to the nfcroUl) Edmonton, July 21!.-NGBotlattoiifi *-hlch have boon In progress for the �pasl few rtaya between tho rtoiiuty minister of agrlciilturo for tho province nirtl tho ropraBontatlvoB ot the railway companies and tho Interior and Indian dopartmonta regarding reduced rates for tho shipment of stock north and hay south and for pornilaalon to cut hay on tho Domlulnn and Indian lands have reached a point at which a dotlnllo arrangement cun bo made lor reduced rate purposes tho dividing lino between south and p.orth was oast and wcat Irnm T^combe. The ralUvtya glvo a half rate on cattlo shipped from eout^ to north that line Bubject to tho foUowinR conditions Tho rancher applies to the railwnj-OKont nt hia shipping point for an application Eorm. The shipper do claros bolore a commissioner for tak Ing aiffldavlta that he is tho owner of tho stock, that ho desires to ehip for erazing or foodlng purposes only and not for ealo or slaughter. He forwards this declaration to the deputy minister of agrlculluro at Edmonton who Issues a certificate to him, wliicb he must also sign. On presentation of this certificate to the railway agen from whom tho application waa pro r.urnd tho shipper Is entitled to a half rate on his stock to point ot dealina-tion. Before shipment he must agree that tho stock will bo returned to point of shipment. Pay Full Rate, U haa boon announced by tho Dominion minister at agriculture that the Dominion governmont will pay the other halt of tho cost of transportation ot tho livostock north, hut the details regarding that point arc stllJ tho subject ot negotiations. Haying outfits must pay full rate to destination but on certificate of the provincial department ot agriculture that they have been used for haymaking thoy �will ho returned free. Want Cent a Mile. Tho provincial deparlniont has asked for a cent a mile rate for hay laborers from any point to any point In Alberta on certlficalo official^ on the provincial departmont of labor nt Calgary, Lothbrldge and Medlcino Hat.-'*rhl* matter has not yet been arranged. It haa been arranged with the Dominion government that permits will be issued to cut hay on Dom inlon lands to persons holding the approval of the provincial dopartnieut of agriculture. Application must he made to tho provincial departmont at Edmonton on the form provided. The applicant must mako affidavit that the hay is required for the wintering at his own stock and not for barter or sale. If tho actual cutting is to be done by a neighbor he must hold a letter ot authority from tho owner of tho cattle whici} must be approved by the department. The permit fee for cutting hay on Dominion lands Is in conts a ton. The permit to cut la issued by officers of the Dominion land agencies. It is o.rpocted that an officer with authority to issue hay permits will be stationed at Grourard. It this is not done applicants for permits in the Slave Lake country will have to go to Peace River. Tlio appointment ot guides to adjust the rights of permit holt'.era is at present under negotiation between the provincial and /Dominion aulhoritios, Tho fight to Icut hay on Indian reserves is subject to tho approval ot tho provincial departmont on the samo conditions an in tho case of hay on Dominion lauda, whore the sanction of tho provincial :lopartmont has been given an arrangement may bo made with tho Indian agent on terms to bo agreed to by tho Indiana. Tho permit fee on Indian reserves will bo ?1 a ton. Hay cut under permits as above provided, may he shipped out ot tho north at any time before May lat, 1919 at half tho regular rates. Tho Dominion minister ot agriculture has announced that the Dominion grant will pay tho other halt of the cost but I'lnal arrangements in that oonn'oction liavo hot yet been male. - -----______" Hope Weather Will Clear For Rest of Week-Judging Proceeds "The feed probloni is solving Itsolt, and 1 believo all'\ho stock in tho country will come through sallsfnc-lorlly." This is tho opinion of Hon. Duncan Marahall. minister ot agriculture!, who is in the city today to olfi-cinlly open tho fair and stampede. "Tho government has had represeu-latives throughout tho province and thoy have siiccoedcd in locating a largo anmunl of hay and much good range. Cattlo and sheep are now taken to tho range, and the hay will he cut and shipped into tho districts that arc sliorl of toed, so that, taking It altogether. 1 think that conditions will be very good this winter. "This rain is alao going to help a great deal, lil tlie north heavy rains the past tow days aasures a large crop of food on fields which previously did not look as It they would mako a crop ot uny kind. The oats will also make a good crop In tho north. And In the south a few good rains would result in a freshening ot the range.=>, so that a surprising amount ot teed may yet be obtained. In 1914, when conditions on tho ango were Just as bad as thoy are now, late summer rains produced a fine crop of grass on the prairies and the stock came, through the win ter in fine shajio." Hay Situation. Speaking of the hay situation in the north Mr. .Marshall said he thought that the Lesser Slave bake region would produce 50,000 tons. Machinery tor cutting it will bo shipped In at half rale, while the cost of transportation ot the hay from the loading point to tho feeding grounds in tho south is being borne by tho railways and government. Thus the coat ot feed Is really only the cost of cutting and haling and hauling to tlie railway. A little enterprise on the part of the stock owner therefore will provide him with hie winter's supply of feed. Crop Failure. Speaking of general conditions in the province, Mr. Marshall says there; can by no stretch ot imagination be considered a crop la the south. A few fields which received exceptional attention in preparation will have a ten to tifteen bushel crop, but on the whole the crop is practically a total failure. However, it. there is a wot fall, thoro ' will he an enormous amount ot land prepared for next year, and the largest acreage in the history of tho province will be seeded. Snowed at Olds. Mr. Marshall had just received a telephone call from Olds before talking to tho Herald and tho report was that the ground was covered v,'ith anow there at the time and it was still snowing. Though the rain and chilly northeast wind (his morning had a dnmpon-Ing effect on the fair, preparations, ro-Bulting in the ponlpjnemcnt of tho parade until Wedncidny forenoon, largo numbers of people vero comlnn into the city, and at noon It looked as if the fair would go on durin,-; the afternoon. At any rale tho judging was to start at two o'clock, and will continue according to tho program until all clasHoa are judged. It was not dnflnltely known either whether tho stampede program for tho afternoon would be ccrrled out. Tho riders and tho stock were all in tliolr places at noon ready to go to 11 at the crack of tho gun, and thougli the afternoon crowd was expected to bo ellm It waa thought that if the afternoon program wore staged it would pave tlio way for a smooth ex-lilbitlon tomorrow. Slater Cities Day when the whole of Cardston, Raymond and Magrath would be on hand. "The Vfet weather. It It docs not continue too long, will liave no ill effect on the attendance," said Manager Moore. "People are ao glad to see rain that they will brave tho elements to he present, while tho farmers, not having anything in particular to do at this time, will come in all the greater numbers. We have .''our days ot crowded programs ;iftcr today, and with any kind ot decent v/ealher wo should have monster crowds." During the night aomo of tho midway tents were blown down by the strong wind, and the occupants had to find a fresli spot In which to sleep. The grounds are taking on tho appearance ot a fair ot the old-time char-actor, and there will he plenty ot amusement tor young and old. and in it them Is al| the iKuipln that you over iioard of. Then' is iin I'i'cp, Jack Homer, Uttle .VIIhs .MiiIick. l!oy Blue, and oh, I don't knoxs how mnny others. Talk about fairy i i;. tumi'.'.. it will bo a real fairy land ;nii| siorics and games. 1 don't knov. iii,.y haven't got In the ('haui.iiKiiuL iiiia yoar. I believe that the ('luuu;niqiia wrote you a letter and told you iioniu ot these things. It they illd, wcW, i am too lato because you iilr";iily know, but for tear that they dUin'i wrilc you a letter, I am writing yun this oun so that you may know .nul say that you will bo there on the first morning. 1 think thoro will be rocnii for fjOii, What would Miss Stoui ihlnk if r,�0 boys and glrl� would 'omi'. on (ho first morning. She would h.ivo to send to Calgary ifor two or tlirei' more Miss Stouts, but my grtuinus the run that tliero will be. Get after your mama right away and be sure to got your lickcl. If you get it pretty soon It will coxt only $1.0(1, Why, you can earn iluii mom^y In lime to get In. Don't lorKct ii> get your ticket for tho Chani.aKiiia. AHOSPIIALON FAIR 1 NO MONEY TRUST London, July 23.- (Reuter's Ottawa Agency)-Replying to a question In the house of commons Bonar Law stated that the gov- ernment was fully alive to the necessity of preventing the establishment of a money trust and had carefully considered bank amal-gamntions before agreeing. One thing the fair grounds arn equipped with this year is an omcr-goncy hospital. Tho Itotary cliih was given the taak of organtzinf,' llio hospital, which Is loc.Tted in the southwest ot tho grandstand, and they secured part ot the ('tlizcnrt' Ambulance dais.i of a tow year.s ago. Tlio loam Is represented by V. ('. R. fillip-pobolham, W. Cleaver and Mr. Spai k. all returned soldiers, and A. ,J, Ingram who tried to enlist but was lurn-ud down. Thoy have securnd from tho fire department and th � 4 � � 4> � ? PRAYER FOR A NEW ? ? HOUSE. ? .> lled, and thousands ot men and women use It because tho corn shrivels up and comes out without Inflaming or even Irritating tho surroundliig llsBUo or skin. Cut this out and try It If your corns hothor you.-Advt. AuctionExtraordinary Empire Jewelry Co. DALLAS HOTEL BLOCK Daily at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sharp, Until Stock is Sold. Having been "called to the colors," the entire stock of high grade Jewelry of the Empire Jewelry Co., consisting of Diamonds, Watches, Cut Glass, Silverware, Clocks, Jewelry, etc., has been placed in the hands of the Auctioneer, and will be sold at Public Auction without reserve or limit. . VALUABLE FREE PRIZES will be given away at end of ^ach sale. Your price will be the auctioneer's price. REMEMBER SALE CONTINUES AT 2 P.M. AND 7 P.M. DAILY UNTIL STOCK ISi SOLD. STANLEY THORNE, Auctioneer. Nabob KOFFEB"-^ i|||l\>v Douglas i^CoA^" Free Demonstration Nabob Vacuum Packed Nabob Oe Luxe Tea Coffee BY MISS FERGUSON AT GEO. KERR & GO'S GROCERY 313 FIFTH STREET SOUTH When in the city try a cup of the above lines noted for their splendid cup quality. Gypso Fibre WaU Board FOR INTERIOR WALLS AND CEIUNGS SEE OUR EXHIBIT AT THE LETHBRIDGE FAIR AND STAMPEDE, JULY 22-27 SOLD BY ALL RELIABLE DEALERS IN BUILDERS' SUPPLIES MANUFACTURED BY Manitoba Gypsum Co., Limited WINNIPEG, MAN. 3768 85 806002 21 ?77787 913663 ;