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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta WHEN WAR IS OVER THE CATTLE KING SPEAKS o lak b C Peace Celebration in ing state service at St. Paul's Cathedral. The King and Queen and members of the Royal Family attended. The vas taken while the congregation was singing the "Old Hundredth." The King and Queen are on the steps of the (2) Scene at St., James's Palace. the Peace Proclamation. Fly-fishing in the back-waters of the Rhine, near Bonn. (4) H. M. S. Renown, the ship that brought the Prince of Wales to Canada, (5) British Tommies have a little variation in the sands at a French Coast resort. (6) A few of the Famous Greys. The Cattle Favors ation 3PICAJ. P.RtSS V'j 'tYCPUfrtsr of IV Homestead Glefchen, that was formerly- too 'dry to Pat Burns in an enlhoslMtlc In- terview at Calgary on the subject of Irrigation said that It Irrigation were general In Alberta liere wonld never be any fear as to drought. As a converted old timer, he writes; to Colonel J. S. Denals of the C. P. and William Pcarce to congratulate them on tbe triumph of Irrigation, admitting that he did sot pay much attention (o It In tbe old days, Now after having Just completed a trip over Ihe Irrigated district, west of Calgary, he felt that he should make amends by expressing his appre- ciation, and so his banded copies of congratulatory letters to the press far reproduction. Touching on the tangible proofs o! Irrigation that he and commenting on the- wonder- ful adaptability of the land for the purpose, and the supply- of water available ho concludes "If Ihls had only been undertaken years ago there would be no talk- of a possible shortage of food for caltle, but 11 wouldvbrj now what II will be> In the future, ono ot the richest localities In America. Really.. 1 think that the West should proud of the possession of two far-seeing citizens like yourselves, and It your advice Is followed and further miracles worked by spreading the water over other portions of southern Alter la thus converting them Into as frultfu a country aa paria pow are, you will both deserve the fullest re cognition of your fellow citizens li Alberla." Commenllrig eJllorlally the fnlerriew, Ihe' "Calgary Herald' says: "f-ooVIng back over the his tory of Irrigation derelopnent li Ib I" west tbe conlroreny aW animosity of Ihe farmers towards the proposed scheme remeaobered as well M such new homes stand on rich irrigated land" grow a the great C. P. R. Irrigation Dam at- Hassan o, the men who were responsible for It, and that those men suffered, and uttered severely Is beyond goes- ion. They who ID the early days oresaw the need of water on'the ud, If agriculture In_ Southern Uberta was to endure, and who In pile of being laughed at as vision- aries and theorists, Induced the C. R. to go ahead and construct the ystems now In operation, are _ at east seeing their visions realized. That la tome, meuura of com tensallon and satisfaction to them, iut as Mr. Burns points out In bis etter published today, they deserve more; tbey deserve la addition the ullest recognition of their felloi citizens In Alberta, Five name eland out definitely la tbls con- nection: Those of Col, J. S. Dennis Lord Shaugbnessy, Sir Wei. While, William Pcarce, and Sir A. T. Oalt. Messrs. Dennis and Pearce It was, who determined the- practicability ol %he scheme, supply, and. now a champion of Irrigation Is one full of Interest: Pat Burns was the aon of a farmer and was born In Klrfcncld, Ontario, at the age of eleven he wu a caltl.' trader. This neat millionaire baa a busi- ness today which require! huge packing plants In Calgary and Van- couver, (o supply.Ihe needs of over aeventy-alx distributing bouses and retail stores throughout British Col- umbia and Alberta. Burn's headquarters, At Calgary, the packing plant., form a. town In tbenisclvrs'. The plant In Van- eotivrr la an tbe water1 front, and will have a wharf at which ocean- coins steamers will be able to lt.nl with beef on the hoof, or drc.isccl meats tor foreign trade. The two planU can kill, clean, dross get ready for market over 500 steers source of water _____ constructed the system; Sir Wra. White urged It upon the C, t. R. management. Shaughnessy approved, authorized and provided the funds la brlnz It (0 fruition, and Sir A: T. Gait con- structed and began operation ot the A. R, and I. project south of brldge. Of tbese five men, two have passed away, and neither criticism nor approval cau noiv affect them. One, Lord Shaughnessv, has In great degree retired from actlvi railway life, but the otber two, Messrs. Deinls and Pearct allll live aid work among and It Is to then and of them that Mr, Burst writes li reeognttloa of the beneUt that their far-r.lghledaeii hi-, conferred this cavalry. Nobody the value of Irrl- be-tter Ik'aa Pat Burns, Can- day. Burns carne lo the West "raw1 with a nick.and shovel, and worked for (1.50 a day as a navvy on the C. P. R. By careful living and sav- ing, he managed lo save up enough money lo buy a little stock, and he homCEtcaded near Ilrandon. He con- tinued to save, anil by working on homestead and on Ihe railroad aa well, he managed lo roll up quite snug lllllo bank account. When the Canadian Pacific drove Us last spike he moved further east, and settled li Calgary, then a little, "cow town" as a rancher, British Columbia began lo open up. Mines were discovered In the Kooteuys, The C.' P, R. began to -and settlers swarmed In Burnt saw.ill opportunity, sn.l Ir-rr his prslrle herds, he shipped bee lato Ihe mountains. His remark inle career began then, and con arofresflrenetf oalll lo- day be la doe of the mtllloiutrei In he tbrlvlng WfsLeri'BaetropolIs of Calgary, which has from II; 'cow town" a'age Into, a bii.cUy vlth Imposing boUdlngs and aa 'at- mosphere of which.' Im- presses even the visitors from' caeo. Unquestionably, Burn's success ad been due to .Hu knew the West and Its possibilities when others saw Ittncrely as a fefd- ng ground for cattle; and when the- lime came, he was prepartrf to he sensed tbe. Invasion- ql capital, and bought rfsl estate i wllli he fhat-'has always cbaraclcrl7.cd his Inveltrnents; ICilay Burns Is one of the blggot andowntrs In Alberta. lie holds a majority -ut stocK la almost every Icglllniatc Mock enler- prise In the .Province; and that -enterprise lo Ihe limit always knows where be Is Roing be- fore he starts, and he is always on the Job. He has a stone rioiise In. Calgary, which It as 'Tat Burn's He dotln't care whoop about loclely, drives In Iht front wltb the chauffeur, Is hall- fcllow-well-met with everyone, 'inrl has never been known lo be cajlttl anylhln( but "Pal" Burni. "Patrick." and nobody It Is "Paf, ehort anfl slmplr. Because he U of Irrsli descent his patents reverenced SL Palrkk, they called. him after the patron saint of Ike Emersld Isle. He Is of (he kind that people take to aurl they call Mm for ubirl. and :t that element o( Human kindliness, exemplified li hla absence for formality, that hsi 'hail much to do wllh making bin "Csa- ada'i Cattls ;