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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 16, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta � $1.50 BRINGS TO YOUR HOME FOR ONE YEAR. THE e - A BRIGHT. NEWSY AND CLEAN NEWSPAPER Subscribe for it now and keep in touch with the affairs of this growing districts No rtev. s-paper in Albertsl has rhet with the encouragement and the SMCoess that has favored the Herald in its six morith's career. The best medium in Southern Alberta to reach the people Toronto Globe Pictures a Bright Future For i^hbrldge and VMn^y. trcH of the industry, aitd at vac-h there is an output o( a tew hUTi.!n>il tons daily. The cnal n|>proachoH the j lignite formation as the out'^r nlfe of the depoHit is roachcil, hut it bt I! rotnains valuable /or'rjlany purposes. IteniindoiH of the Frank Jisa.SL�r v. A. AvIumI in . J hi'iv are now " We have a modern equipment of type il and machinery, as well as first-class work- ^ men, and we make the statement without fear of contradiction that the-Herald turns out i: as fine a class of jobs as any office in the : West. A trial will convince you that \ye have a right to talk this way. Try us for Letter Meiiiili^^ Bin Heads Posters >r$ Coll^g Cards Weeding lidt^itions Anything in fact vvhere type and ink are The Herald's Motto: "Nothing but the Toronlol OloI.e. about .'ievcii thousand Mormons in Alliert.i, und ihulr number is not iiicrcus v rap.ii ly at present, itayinomi is the iar-ge.st centre, though I'nrd.ston i.s th.i oldest ol' I he towns. It is nniuud al'* ter Itnynioud Knight, .sonc ot' .Itsse Knight, the wealthy Alormou, who bought lands e.vtcnsively horu a Tuw jears ago for sheep rnnciimg u.itl beet culture. The presunt iiopulation oi� Itaymond is about l!,Ou, the gentleman in lations wl-th the Mormons, but had no hope of converting them to h more orthodox faith. Culture of .Sugar lie. ts. Through the Murnion country one .sees a considerable cultivation of beet-root, the development oi the enterprise of Mr, Knight, just now referred to. The sumo gontlciiiuu was founder-in-chief of the beet sug^ar factory at iiaymond, which lost year produced 4,600,000 pounds of sugar as against 800,000 pounds in tOOS, the (irst year of oporatioii. The enterprise seems to be a successful, v ne on the v'hole, but has to encounter powerful opposition from the Vancouver sugar relinary, wh.ch can afford to cut its prices in jVlberta to meet those of the Raymond concern. Ilencc the Ita^'mond makers urge that the unreflaed sugar that the Vancouver concern gets from Fiji and llnishos should carry a larger duty and lie made a kss powerful competitor with the home-grown product. But this argument tloes not take into account the case of the consumer, lleet calture labors some what under the disadvantage of scar cily of labor, and the Indians from the neighboring Itlood reserves" aro being pressed into service. The stio-ply from 'this source, however, is fitful and irregular, anil the ditncul-ty will tend to pri;vont any large developmetit of the industry. Me.in time the crop is a profiiahle one. aiid the many .smnll beet farms of the Mormons brinn iheni handsome returns. The City of I.('thbridge. Jjcthbridgf itself (hsorvcs some attention. It is one of the niosl attractive little ciiies of the west. Thtjee years ago it hcgan to grow, after comparative si agnation for 'JO yours. lis |)ro.si'ni population is a-bout 4,000. half i>i' which has conu; in since 1S'02. With coal at itsdoors electricity is i-ho;ip, and there is a perfect illiiiiiiiial ion over.y night which greef.s the traveller chppri'ully as ho steps from (lie ivcstbound or ea.stboiind train nt l.!fO o'clock in the morning, for ii Is the lot oi I^lhbridge to tie a u>iital, the new Hank of�Wontreal, ihe'Union Hank, the two line pulilic schools ami the various churches are among other noteworthy bulUlings. The Chinook Club-a name delightfully original und characterici ic-is located in a building newly o|)cne(l, and is one of the prettiest i'liili houses between Winnipeg nml \ ancouvei;, and this means nnich, lor weslorn club life has greatly developed during the last few years, and at Kogina, Calgary-, Kdinontoii and Medicine Hat on the Plains and liossland and Nelson in the mountains the club forms nn agreeable ci'ntre for soc'nl intercourse, especially among the bachfr-loiH, who abound in these placoH, One finds in Iheni all the lest Canadian and Hritish piildications, iin>l sooner or later nil the leading spirits of the community. ^ As to the situation of l:icthl.ridi it is picdiresiiiie to the last degrso. The Belly Uivcr, winding its way with many a graceful curve froiiv the mountains to the lirond Saskatche -wan, becomes here a limpid slream of remarkable leanty. Its high banks rise two or three hundredi'eet above the water and are indented with a succession of roinantie, er sy 'r avines, locally known as coule s The bed of the river is a broad valley through which for centuries (he river has wamlered at will, ever cutting now channels and form'ncc new islands, and changing with the sea- sons, now a broad, deep flood that carries the snows of the mountains down to the sea, and agair> u coin -parativcly narrow, shallow streaui that may be wadicKi by a horse. The banks are fairly woof led too. Ai.d the trees give relief to the eye os well ns o. welcome shelter from Mi# ra.vs of the sun. There are charming rcaidrncen in . Lsth' rid^o, i Passing I'rank one evening e.s the .sun was setting over the mount i.ns and their giant forms were silhouetted against the brilliant sky,- one saw remiiulers of the terrific catas -trophe here of three years ago, wheri the crst,,of tli�! mountain lying be-!hind the little towii fell right ucro.ss � 'the beautiful valley, burying a hundred of the inhataitanlM and throw - debris a mile and a but none are more happily stuatsd ,. than those that overloolt the delight- ]'�� 'oil's and half up the slo|>c of the mountains 'opposite. Thi; dcbrfs remains, and one rides over the new it rack con- ful river sccno. The l^thbridge Coal Mines. furnished by the Tnterriational Wost mountain gave, or seemed to' em Miners' Union, whchortic red t,h j^.^.^ another lurch, and new volumes strike, ;^ The compony, when � '.e' ntiiies are in full operation, emplo l>et ween 600 and 700. men, and there is an output of ahout 1,200 tons daily for sale. The men now wov ing numl)er about 150, and -the output has been correspondingly reduced. There hav9 been some scenes of violence caiised ^y ;tl|e strikers seeking to prevent newcomers working and for a time the;local force of police had to be .strcn.vtJiened. '^ho strikers ore now conducting tinm-selves quietly ami o-waitinc :r.i cour.se of events. The. townspeopl.*, The Oalt mines, vhich were the original reason for the existence of IA>thbridgc, lie a mile or two � from the city. The deposits are presumably ft port ion of those that out -crop on the banks of all- the rivers of Alberta, and which are already being woriTed at numeroiis points, and are furnishing cheap fuel for the great and growing population. The liethHVidge mines ore the' ^nost o.\lensi\-c in the west, apart fro-ii hose of Dritiith Cdltimhia, Diit at the niomeiit thc.v arc under a cloud in the shape of labor trouble. The men went on strike in.March lust, making demandswhich the company considered unreasonable ond refused structed by the V. V. M. the old one having been coverwl thirty feet deep:-Over there" ft)o, in nature's vast tomb ar�> the two score or so of families that were obliterated ns the.v slept." A fellow passenger who was on the spot a few hours after the event, gave us a: vivid sketch of the scone. Men were stiir under the iuiprcs.ethhridgc on relief funds had come up from I>!thbridge, and he admits that when, as they looked at the awful .scene of dev I.of smoke, ut some good may come of thq incis have long since macU^ Canadians familiar With the naiiie of tne .-apital of Southern Alliorta. It is the land interest, however, that lias bei'ome paramount, and it is in this direct -ion that great developments pre j I looked (or, and are in fact even now \ \ under way. Populatioa closr ti|HHi 4,000 Mtf increanlng,daily. : Ika tMrd; UiigMt; town in AlberU. A coal Biiiiaff,: ranching and farming diatrict.Ia* cor|>orjUod as a city this year. > � CITY OVFICtALS.' Mayor-^.leo. ^ Itogcra. ? Sec.-Treas.-Chaa. BomBaa;-. City Solicitor-C. F. VoiaytKara/ IC, C. V City Auditor-Itobt. Sag^e. ; Chief of Fir* DepartiBMi^A. E.' Humphries. Medical Health OAlcer-tfOB. ,L. ,0. DeVel>cr. M.D, Chief ot Police-H. It. Parry. Con-stttbles Silliker and Jones. Aldermen-Wm. Oliver. V. ffv Dooloy. C. H. Harding. Dr. MvOlui'e, K._ Ailams, O. .W. KoMnson. HOARD OF KDVCA'TiaN. Chairman-.r. it. FlaatWOM. Secretary-C.B. BollfmtMl, Trust^K-^r. flalbratth, - O. Johnston, H; NiUMDoaa, V. -W; Dooley,' BOARD or "VBADB. President-C. F. P. OoaytMlwa. Vice-President-K. U. RykUMlai' Secretary-F. II. BarnM. M.xccutivc-Wm. Oliver, 0.""0.. M. N'ptirse, P. Sick. M. FrepaNm, ,WL Harford. M. Young. rJOVKRNMRNT OFFlCIALSr Dominion Lands-J, .W. ICaftin^ linnvicra'tipn.-Chan. Mair. tra�ell.*>^ ing inmigraition agent, A. B. Htiaiph- : rie.s. ciairc-takcr. immiRratioa hall. Registrar ot Vital Statistic*-C.-S/. itowman. Superintendent of lfount�d Polic�H> ^ .1. O. Wilson. ' Postmaster-J. D. 0igiaM�lMUa. ; Collector of Customa-J. Kaaair* ' Member of Alberta l.iCgislatttrar' C. Siinnum*. Membi>r of Bousa of Cotniabna-' Jno. Hei-ron. Pinober Creek; I CUUKCHI3S. " Anglican-^Iteir. J. 8. Ohivar*, r��^ :^ tor; Itev.DavM Jones. Roman Catfaoltc-Rev. Father Van I'ighem. Presbyterian-Rev. A. M. Oordia. M�itboaiNt-Rev. J. C:. Uvgtuu.i. Baptist.-Itov. Chaa. Padl3V. SalvaUctn Army-Capt. Flaw*. BAXKa. Montreal-R. F. 9u%; Bank ot Manager. Bank of Conuucrce-0. Nour;>e. Manager. L!niou Baok-O. U. McMicUag^ Ba-n.tger. RAILWAYS. occurr.-'il I The land here is stilt deiiati^'ile I country for the niosl ,�arl. a.� - tween the rancher and the t- or. The rancher and the cultivat-sion for a score of y>a-s j-the Chinook winds, which blow aw>4.v the light, fertile .soil, once it has lieen disturlied by the plow. The sod will never be restored, never in i ur Mr. Fessendeu, formerly of the Win- ! ^i,^ least, and without it U.e nipeg Telegram. Neither paper ^ich bunch grass that fattens il.e is strongly partisan, and each isj^auic will never return. Ths t is thoughtfully edited and keenly ne- that particularly giioves the raneii-voted to the interests of the city and for he sees land that he be- districts lieves to be uselo.ss for the fariiier, �'. Iieing broken up tor settlement and Industries of the City. I must pa.ss over the other Indus -tries of the city. They consist of | ^1,,,, and the rancU.>r is an iron works, a brewery, a brickyard, a planing mill, a cigar fac -tory, a grain elevator and flour miU, a cement block factory and stock  yards. There are half a dozen ho -tels, but, there is still room /or a high-class. hostelry which would really worthy of so pleasant a There are three banks, six lawyers, four doctors, und one undertaker, and there are two newspapers- The Herald and the Xcvs, the formir a weekly eihbrjdge is oa Uta Crow'* IfWt line of the C. p. K.. and'is akaat-'ta* i become a divisional point. It f headquarters OI Uie A. K. 4t I. � 'way, running souiti to Ureat Fills, Montana. .i.'J. Hill'sncw tranfiSoa-tinental road is almoat sura*-�* ;iu-ike this point. itoad8�at The FiUiire of Ijethbridge. i\s to the future of Lethbridge. there are some among the citizens who paint it in the. most glowing terms, and declare that with its coal, its. canal, its surrounding soil north and .south, it is destined to a development beyond even Calgary, which has at present so far out stripped it, aitd will |)econie the secoiwl city of the plains. Others are moiV modest in their hopes, but there are none who do not conAdf^nt-ly look forward to the growth of lx>thbridgo into a populous and weallhy city, irrespective of the suo-ress of its Rist�$r communities, and to the prosperous development of the whole district of which it is the industrial and railway centre. ruinctl for his own purposes, ^lie admits that rain has fallen more pi >n-tifully of late years, but is inclined to predMt the return of a cycle of dry seasons that will imt the farmer d|J) piinoj joj oO'Si ''"id '^-�^'i out of tjiisiness. In fact', tlie situa -tion is very like that created by '.'.m settlement of the district south of Saskatoon. The logic of the ca.se seems to lie with the rancher, but Providence seeihs to be with the farmer, and settlement is still too new to.allow the rancher's argnm'-nts to lie wholl.v confuted by experience! r>iy Farming" at 1 jf-thliridj^e In the meantime, as we have .seen, here are two thousand acres of wheat on one farm at Lothbridge. The land on which the grain grows is too high for irrigation, and the cultivation of such territory has U-come locally known as 'diy farm ng' The "dry farmer' in tbis particular instance is Mr. luhn Silver, lorriisr-ly of t'tah. Mi! canu� here throe l:.iM>i>iilge> climate ia very -aaaeli like Colorado. We only haveiiMater for a day or so, and:iihe rcat aitfia time 'the sun .shines and 'the.air isv balmy. liaseljall waa played 1wi;e this .vear early in Jtuiuary. There' is no lini^r climate in all Canada.- COWI'.XIKXCCS. 1 Waterworks system, electric lifM;%' sewerage s.ystent. telejilwna. aylMjpi - IjCthbridge, Alta., July .lOf-As far as the eye couUhiee there was nothing but growing wheat, a vast two-thousand acre TieM of iti standing, between four and five feet high, head ing out l>eautifully and beginning, to .vcllow. After a scorching day we , ^^^^ and bought for,*8 an ac- wero driving in the delicious cool of ; ^^(^ of which a third ! the prairie evening in the vicinity of ,.^^, ,,,,p,^t jhi^ y,a,.. ji,.. Silver, it limy ti" added lives at Raymonil, which is, as nuiny Olole readers may ! iememl)er, one of the several little towns plontcd in that region ly the Mormon settlers; and John Silver is Ijethbridge, and not far from the famous irrigation ditch that hud made fruitful so large a territory in Ihi.s portion of the west. It is o'dd to see again how com- pletely the interest of the soil dom-|,^,^ jj,,,,,,^ inates men's minds as one gets bac- j on the plains. All down the eastern! n,i �-  . . � , , ' This IS real wheat. slope of the llockies the coal deposits are being worked und flourishing � %r _ ' . . attle towns have sprung -P. though I companion as^we veWed the there are no other collieries e . �h�at ^r. A. K. H.�n,.hr'es. im-lensive as those of the Crow's �r.t. '^�'>�l I^thl-rld^e, who Pass Coal Company. Frank. BlaC-- T,T.. rr'''"n more and Coleman ore different ccn-'*"'^ ^T' ! ihe found It five fe.t ihre Inches in height, the ear iine inches in length, with U6 kornals within it. Some, larid agents from Minnesota who were at the hotel bqtged the' sample as a demonstration to their . countrymen of what the Caniada tmAit can do. The wheat should go thirt.v bu.shels to the acre _at least, and what that wotild mean for the wliole,' '2,000 acres the reader can eaally figure out for hiii!S3lf. Another aet-' tier near Mr. Silver is an American, who bought 2,000 acres two years ago and has 600 acres in wheat this .year. The settlers.^it will he leen; are top new to prove the permanency? of fitMiUty in the aoil, but the two^ ( naihed are by no meani^ �'o'^. deVnonstrating ness. its present ffultWl- Mormon Xot a Buatler. And yet thereia another side of it. Some years ago when the Mormoa ; settlers wore coming / into the country, taking up land between Lethbridge andthe' boundary and planting i the communities of Cardston, Bav-mond, Magrath and Stirling, hifh hopes were entertained ol what thr> result would be. But the Mormon has demonstrated little, after �ll.\ with rttgard to (he soil. His wheat', crops freqiiently fall' an Iota aa atC^A and seven bushels to^^ the acre. Continued uu page 4 �: A: ;