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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 16, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta $1 I BRINGS TO YOUR HOME FOR ONE YEAR. THE Lethbridge - Herald A BRIGHT, NEWSY AND CLEAN NEWSPAPER Subscribe for it now and keep in touch with the affairs of this growing district. No ne\\ s-paper in Alberta has met with the encouragement and the success that has favored the Herald in its six month's career. Advertisers : : - - - Will find - - - The Herald The best medium in Southern Alberta to reach the people JOB :-DEPARTMENT GOOD WORDS FOR THIS DISTRICT Toronto Globe Pictures a Bright Future For Lethbridge and Vicinity. though I ho towns. Cnrdslou is in.; It is nniu''il > % We have a and machinery, modern equipment of type as well as first-class workmen, and we make the statement without fear of contradiction that the Herald turns out as fine a class of jobs as any office in the West. A trial will convince you that we have a right to talk this way. Try us for Letter Heads BiU Heads Envelopes Posters Dodgers Calling Cards Wedding Ivitations Programmes Anything in fact where type and ink are used l>\ A. Aflund In the 'I'lintmni CJIol o. Tin-iv tiro now aliotit. seven thousand -Mormons in Alberta, und their number is not ihcrctis ng very t'lip.n ly at present. Raymond is the largest conlrc, Oldest of I hi; ler Raymond Knighl, sonu of .lissu knight, the wealthy Mormon, who bought lands extensively here, a .e mines are in full operation, eniplo,-lietween ftoo and TOO men, and there; an output of about 1,200 to-is daily for sale. The men now wov ing number about lf>0, and 1 he output has hen correspondingly reduced. There have been some scene? the slope remains, and one rides over the new track constructed by the V. P. II. the old one J having been covered thirty feet dee|fr ;Over there ftto, in nature's vast tomb la re the two ncore or so of families that wore obliterated ns they slept." 1A fellow passenger who was on the I spot a few hours after the event, .gave us a vivid sketch of the scene. Men were still under Ihe impression (hut the disturbance was volcanic in ilts origin, nnd the vast clouds of jdust that gathered and hung like a j funeral pull over the shattered I mountain seemed to them llkc^the smoke of a new Vesuvius. The , townspeople-those- of them that were left-were excited and nervous. The women were hysterical and frightened, and the men had mostly given themselves up to drink! O ir informant �a.i one of u parly that hud come up from lethbridge, and he admits that when, as they looked at the awful scene of de\ j the mountain gave, or seemul to'! give uuother lurch, and new volumes j of stitnko, - n� they supposed, began j to lielch forth, they simply turnod j and ran us thuy hud never rut.....- fore. Some pretty incidents are pre- j served from the chaos of tragedies, j That which Frank people most l-ive j to tell Is of the infant' who v as , found playing cheerfully among the The Commerfeinl Capital 6t Southern Alberta. Population dole tipon 4,000 and Increasing dolly. lk� third large*! town In Alberta. A coal mlntaf* ranching and farming dlitrlct. la* corx>orajcd as a city thla year. -CITV OKFlOtALS. Moyor-s.leo. ftogers. Sec.-Tteas.-Chaa. B. Bowtnai. City Solicitor-C. F. P. C'onybeara, IC. 0. v City Auditor- Ilobt. Saga, toiler of Fira DepartmMU>A. B.' Humphries. Medical Health Officer-Jton. ,L. DeVclsjr. M.D. Ohk;f of Police-H. If. Parry, Con> stables Silliker and Jones. Aldermen-Win. Oliver, V. Iry Doolo.v, C. II. Harding, Dr. ItcOlufe, 10. Adams, O. W. ItoMnson. IIOARI) OF KUUCATION. II. Fl�*t�f00d. 11. Hotnu. Oalbralth, 0. Mmmom, V. Ch:ilrmnn--.r. Seci-otary-C. Tt ust*os-T>r. Johnston, H. Dooley,' HOARD OF TRADE. President-C. F. P. Vonytrtftra; Vice-President- K. U. Byl*Bdaj Secretary-F. II, Harnci. ICxecutive-^-Wm. Oliver, O.^O, N'uurse, V. Hick, II. Freeman, Harford, M. Young. CiOVKRNMKNT OFFICIALS. Dominion Lands-J. W. Martin. ImiivMrration.-Ohaa. Mair. travail ing immigration agent, A. E. Huaaph- ries. care-taker, immJKration ball. Registrar of Vital Statistics-C. B. Howman. Siiperlnlendent of Mounted l�ollc�- .1. O. Wilson. Postmaster-J. D. HlffintoMHUu. (.'ollector oi Customs-J. K�Hty. Meml>er of Alberta Legislature- Mi V,. Simmon*. Member of Ilousa of Common*- Ino. Iterron. Plnehor Cre*k. 1 CHURCH 109. of violence caused by the strikers 1 foekn Mnmirt nnd uufrlghtened. IV seeking to prevent newcomers work- j mt Wlt|, police had to lie strengthened. tfUi j ju ,,nrp,t, and hud miraculously .s-strikers nre now conducting iCBped the avalanche of rock that !iud L. 4 , , selves nulnity nnd awaiting r., ,,.,,,,,., nulthM11 Illw, ,,,, i(1AngHcan-nev. J course of events. The. townspeople, it is needless to soy. nre anxious to Ijind- Interests at |j>lhbridge. 'blotted out them and the house in : which they had dwelt. see the long dispute settled, a deputation of lending lethbridge cUix-ms the other day waited on the Mi in  aging IMrector. Mr. Nnnton, of Osi r Hammond & Nnnton. Toronto. to ask that sonic further efforts at settlement should le mud.'. Mr. Van ton's reply was, of course. non- committal, but some good may come j interest, however Hut to return to 'Lethbridge. Pie .-onl-tulning industry is an important one here also, and the (lull inin-s have long since inn' 1'anudiuiis fa -miliar With the name of tne apitul luf Southern Allierta. It is the land S. Ohlvers, rector; Rev. l>avhl Jones. Roman Catholic-Rev. Father Van Tighetn. Presbyterian-Rev. A. M. Qordia. Methodist-Rev. J. K. Mughaot. Hrtptist-Rev. Chas. PadUv. Salvation Army-Capt. Flaws. The City of l! the in.-si at tracti\c liltli- iill.s of the west Threo years ago it begun to grow after coinpar.iti\f sia^nutiou for 'Ju years. lis |.i-.-m hi population is a ! bout l.oiiii. hall oi uhich has con-.c in since l'.'ii-.' With coal at it-doors 'electricity is che.ip. and there is 11 perfect illuuiiiiai 1011 every night 'which greets the travel ler cheeri'ully as hu st-ps i'i-oiii Die westbound or 1 east bound train nt I -'M� o'clock in the morn inc. 101 n is the lot � ': lethbridge to l-e a iniddlo-oi lie-night station lh- town park f.uv-' the railway ami surround it I In ; gat ion Coiupan> in 01 i belwi'en and tbi- Cul-llat The Herald's Motto: Nothing but the Best MM a town lhe leading sti-i-et* ollices of the Irri among the most imposing busin.ss iiuililings in the city. The I'l'li ami Alberta Railways Ii�m> jusi .n-.tisl a handsome little union station, alliih will re -i move a pres.-m ejesm-o from the town. The (ialt Hospital, the new lUink of" Mom real. 1 he - Union Hunk, the two line pul.lu schools and Ihe j various churches an- among other j noteworl h> huihhiii;*. The Chinook (M11I1-a name ilelii;lit^ully original land characteriii ic-is located in I building newt\ opened, and is oni I till) prettiest club holisi ! Winnipeg ami \ uiicoiiver, I means iiunh. no ue-i.-in c|ul> In'. ! hus greatly ileirlo|�sl durmg the ! lust few year.-, and at Regiua JRUry. I'Miiionloii and Medicine 'oil the Plains and liossland and Xel 'sou ill the iiiolliilains the club forms Inn agreeable centre for soe'al inter course, espei:ialt> auioiig the bach-' Iocs, who abound in these place-One llmls in 1 hem all the lest Can uditin ami Hniish puid cations, and sooner or later all tin- leading spir its of the coiuiuuiiity As to the situation of I >� lit .nil i it is picluresipie to the last ilnifr-I The Helly Riier. winding its wny j with many u graceful curve from the i mountains to the broad Saskatcln J wan, becomes here a limpid stream I of remarkable leaiity. lis high I banks rise I wo or Hire- hunilivibeet ! above the wub-r nnd are iiuieiH.il � with a succession of romantic, er ! k,v r a vines, locally know n as c.iiil 1 The bed of the river is a broad valley through which for centuries the river has wandered at will, ever cut ting new channels nnd form m* new islands, and changing with the sen- of th.) incident. It nuiy be added ' that the mines nre almost wholly free from gas und have the huppi,-si [of records in relation to accidents, two fatalities only having occurred during the lust ten yeiirs. Industries of the City. I must puss over the other Indus -tries of the city. They consist of an iron works, a brewery, a brickyard, a planing mill, a cigur far -tory. a grain elevator and flour mi'., u cement block factory and stock -yards. There are half a dozen no  tels. hut there is still room for u high class hostelry which would It really worthy of so pleasant a .-ny. There are three hanks, six lawyers, lour doctors, and one undertak-r. and there are two newspapers-- 'lhe Herald and the Vevs. the former a weekly edited ley Mr. W. A. HiK-hau-formerly of Toronto Teie^rum. the hitler a semi-weekly (dlttnl '.\-Ml l-Vssenden. formerly of the Winnipeg Telegram. Neither paper is strongly partisan, und each is 1 bought fully edited and keenly voted to the liit.-rc-l* of the city sad district. that hus heroine and it is in this direct -great developments ere and are in fact ewn now The Future of lethbridge As to the fill lire of lethbridge. ! there are some umoiig the ciliziinal who paint it in the. most glowiny ! terms, and declare that with Us j oul, its canal, its surrounding s ota-bridgc iu a very few years. Is Hkelf. to tie u big railroad centra. FARMING. I..Mhl.ridge |m the centra of : Mia only irrigation distriot iu Oaaada. SoiiM ol the Duest farms in to*-.wast arc* 10 Im s>c'ii near the town. At present the unirrigated lands in all directions are being rapidly *�U,|�d, aiht there in no doubt but that this town will soon be the centra of jgrcat agricultural wealth aud populatipji. LOCATION. Lethbridge is the natural cspitsl ol Soutlieru Alberta. It is the hub of a-big districi, and from here gooda'ars distributed !>ouih to the boundary, east into Saskatchewan and west to Hiiieli Columbia, aud north almost as fur a- Calgary. It Is bound' to income the leading wholesale centra.' in AliN-ria. couth of Calgary. CLIMATE. Ivihiiridge's climate Is very much like Colorado. We only have -winter tor a day or so, and the rest of the time -the sun .shines and the air is balmy. Itarel.all was played here this year early iu January. There is no liner climate in all Canada. CONVIiNIKNCF.S. Waterworks system, electric light, I sewerage system, telephone syste�. iu height, the ear nine inches iu length, with U� kernals within it. Some land agents from Minnesota ut the hotel begged the a demonstration to their countrymen of what the Canada west Dry Farming" at U-lllbrid^ I Lethbridge. Alia-. July 30f-As fur us the eye rouldsce there was nothing but growing wheat, a vust two-thousand acre field of it, standing between four nnd five feel high, head ing out 1 ieau 11 fully und beginning to yellow. After a scorching day �c were driving in the delicious cool 01 the prairie evening in Ihe vicinity of Ixithbridge, and not far from tin-famous irrigation ditch that had made fruitful ko large a territory in this portion of the west. It is odd to see again how coin pletely the interest nf Ihe soil im-ully known as dry tarn, iW � j a,., ,,, m.w tQ prove tee perinalwnc iThe "dry farmer ... tb.s par.icular (lf f^1|ity m |||e ^ ^ * instnnce is Mr ,l.d., S.iv,,-, former- nainw| ar, by n() miinn a|oj>e Jn ly of (tub lie came here three ,|omo,strallng ' its pr. sent fruitful-: years ago nod bought for �H an nc- , llt>KII re liOOO acres, of which a Ih'iil i - � j full wheat this year. Mr. Silver, it may he added lives at Ruymond, which is. �k many Olole readers may remeiiilx-r. one of the several I.tile towns planted in that region ly the Mormon settlers; and John Silver is one of the Moriuons. Mormon Not a Ilustler. This is real what. My companion as we viewed the wheat was Mr. A. K. Humplir'es, iiu migration agent at 1-elhl ridre. who was so Impressed by lis fine appearance that he-pulled a stalk of it and he found it five fe-t line.) Inches And yet there is another side of it. Some years ago when the Mormon settlers were coming into the country, taking up land between Lethbridge and the houndury and plan'Ing lhe communities of Cardston. Bav-iiiond. Mugruth and Stirling, high hopes were entertained ol what the result would he. Hut the Mormon has demonstrated little, after all. with regard to the soil. His wheat crops frequently fall as low aa sir and seven bushels to the acw. Continued on page 3 ;