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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 16, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta ETHBRIDGE HERALD Publishers W. A, M'pfiAKAN 8I.MMJ0X , SUBSCRIPTION: n Advance  �1.B0 a year O lisrvvlse  i2.00 a year ADVERTISING. Ker Month  �1.00 Per Inch hi -this ARE PRACTICAL MEN. Criticism has boon tnado that moet of tho members of tho Alberta Cub inct are poor speakers. Thank lu.i von that that's tho only weak point that can be discovered. Oratory is all very well, bu; i.n-less It is combined with sound, pr I-ness principles and surely ihut '* more Important than having On i > minister;! whoso only resource ready tongue. Allierta is In safe hands unri present administration and we sure of good government as ion,' ns they hold the ro ns of onVe.' Int6 for this part of Alberta tolllgently. They will bo able realize tho great resources of region. Prior to this trip ninny of thorn possessed tho foolish Idea that tho south was the tall end of Alberta, but they should now lie convinced that the south Is the richest ami best part of tho province. They saw here crops .that could not I o surpass-ed In the much boomed north and they will find in a few years that tho trend of Immigration will he more to this district than any other section of the west. Nothing impressed the vis 'lorstnore than the hospitality of the southern people. It dar.ed them. The receptions In the Mormon towns were simply immense l.eth!.r:dgo did lis part well, too. and it was encouraging to hour men of the practical, fur seeing type of lion. w. II. Uushlng. foretell that this city was bound to grow and become one of the great cities of Alberta. Ijothbrldgo figures woro announce J and then began \o count tho hnss vigors on the maln^tlne trains to make up. Hut the lint Is ahead of us in one respect and that is in its posa's-don 01 natural y;. i dust road this to prove what mil it nil gas does for Medicine I bit At an adjourned niect'ng of GOSSIP,* * ON THE SIDE;'to" Pave Klton, the I'ardston Star Hie | man, springs this one,, "The boor il.  nic PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. Tho suggestion made at tho last m.eting of tne Hoard of Trade that an effort should be made to Improve our street walks and roadways ic of paramount importance. We are not anxious to rush the city too fast, but. nevertheless, there are many things we could do at tne present moment that will tatd in do veloping the city ami making it oik of the most up-to-date places In the entire west. Oranolethic walks should lo placed on all our business streets, and If at all possible, tho roadways surrounding the square, should be paved ns soon ns the city can see its .v ty clear. Pavements on the struts would remove ' "the dust nuisance, which Is n menace to our merchants Tho early introduction of these tin- ENCOURAGE THE FARMER. lxlhbridgc is ambitious lo ixUiln its grip upon the trade of tho far  mors in this region, but, if what wo have been told lately is true, soura of tho merchants here are not udopting a course, that will aiirast tho business of the people settled on tho farms round about us. Complaints huvo been made to the Herald by fanners, that they bring produce in hero und tho merchants refuse to purchusc it. As a result some of them are thinking seriously of cutting out this city as a mar ket and going to Clnresholm rnd other points instead. What Lcthbridge should do, Is to encourage in every way tlur cstab  Ushmont of tho best market in Southern Alberta here. Nothing will build up the trade of our merchants to a greater extent than treatliw tho fanners who come here as Mb-erally as possible. Iluy their butter, eggs and veset ables and never allow them to /v turn to their homes with one .bit ol the produce they have brought here for sale. Surely, tho merchants I* they cannot dispose of butter and eggs and vegetables to customers hero can find a ready market in the large industrial centres to the wn�' of us. provemenls lcthbridge. would be he'i'ful P> THE BYLAWS. THE MORMON FARMER. Nv.xt week the rutcpaycis will U> called upon to voto on throo �oy important bylaws-measures U t have much to do with tho de.vioii -trout of this city as an indiii ri.il centre. No city in the West offer* >iti�r opportunityb to manufacturers than! lcthbridge and all we need '.o "o, i ut tho present moment is to locate I a few concerns here and others will. follow in their footsteps, without j much effort. Tho discovery of natural gas is really the -foundation of our Indus -trial advancement. Hy its presence here, we will have cheap power to offer manufacturers. So it behooves tho ratepayers to support the bylaw to provide for the electric company to bore for gas. It gas Is discovered tho city has to reimburse the company to tho extent of $10,000 and has also to purchase tho electric light plant. Tho city will make ne held early In the week to discuss nil three by-laws. In order that, tho ratepayers may !.o .'t&perty 'enlightened. Tho Mormon ]>eoplo are naturally indignant at some aspersions cast n them in recent correspondence in the Toronto Ulobe, and tho Herald believes that they havo good reus >n I to feel aggrieved. As in other communities, the Mor  tuons have |r of agriculture, who ought to lie a first rate Judge, clulmod ho hud not seen Letter crn|>s or teller farm anywhere in tho province. The Mormon people may differ with the great itiujorlty of us in their le ligious belief, tint it is only just that . they should le given as ful.r treatment as other classes of the community. In many respori*. they cuu set us an example. The filobe's criticism of the Mormon farmer is rontradicted ii the article by tho 11vis'Ii piui�t-bestowed upon tho farm of .1. A. Silver. Mr. Silver Is a represent.it ive-Mormon ami he is recognized as a most progressive cili&n city council held yesterday afternoon the tax rate for IflOO was fixed at twelve and one half mills for all purposes with a ten pee cent, rebate for cash payments. Under municipal ownership the tax rata Is I e ing steadily reduced In a manner which Is satisfactory to tho cltlsons. Very extensive municipal \vor'.;s are being undertaken this yenr. The waterworks are being extended and a gravity Alteration system Installed and half a million gallon ste,>|sUnd pipe built on the hill. Thirty thvi* and dollars are being spent on gran ollthic sidewalks and tho rcwermie system has been started. The 9. 000 municipal building Is about completed. The rovenuo this yenr fr.nn the municipal gas system is estim -a ted at 980,000. When Kipling made his' famoustotir of Canada the' large cities of Montreal. Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto. Hamilton, Halifax, St. lohn, ex  pected to see their names in poetic rhyme, but he sang of tho "far flung fenceless prairies" of the west. Come back Brother Rmlyurd and trans pose your verse to rend of the "far flung fenccd-up grain fields." There Is a vacancy on tho supremo court bench at Ottawa and all the lawyers from the Atlantic const to the Ontario boundary arc pulling hard to get the job. They shouldn't have il. The west is big enough now to hnve a representative on the Chief .ludicinl body of the Dominion. Decorate for the fair. Somebody must have pulled the "wool" over the eyes of tho Kditor of the Medicine Bat News, whei> said the ''veriest dolt of a furmei could grow crops with irrigation." Docs he Imagine for a moment that In the practical application of Irrigation no brains are required? Of course in the fostering of homo In dustries he may lie content to to. the "wool" remain over tho eyes, under the Hat. They arc very few fanners who understand tho laws and the values of Irr.'gatlon. It requires years of ex|M-rlenco to pro|icr-ly control the water and lilnui it onto the land so as to provide the life giving properties to the growing crops. that made Milwaukee famous" and "The Iteor that made . Imthbrldgo Sick." Davo didn't mean however, that Friu's beer makes Ijclhhridge sick, but ho merely coined a phrase to keep up with Milwaukee. Mushrooms have beon found grow -lug on the streets of Toronto, which proves that tho city is so dead llvit vegetables can grow on the public thoroughfare without any danger of being trampled upon. On the recent trip of the Icjislut ors 1 was much rrtptvssed with the Lieutenant Governor. Hon. Mr. Rul-yea is a typical westerner. Ho Is a genial man and puts on none of the "side" that Is usually found al.otil the poisons representing the crown In the provinces. He is as np -proarhablo ns when he was a cab -I net. minister or citUcu of Indian Head. A Lieutenant (I over nor of h!s sort will do much to make the oftVo popular in this province, which is being rapidly inhabited by Am-rl-cans, who have an Impression that Governor Generals and Lieutenant-Governors are high and mighty and do not condescend to mix with tlj people. rinchcr Creek Is one of the mortj delightfully located places I havesaon In the west, the country about It Is magnificent and the drive from tie' station-and whatever made the C. ! P. It. build Its station so far from i the town only the mind of Sir Witt. Vniiltorno can explain-thrills you with love for the country which Is deepened ns you get a peep nt thn thrifty town located in a valley. I with the creek surrounded by willj woodwl shores, runn ng through the i centre.. From the town one canned the foot hills and the mountains. On  the s*de of tho foothills arc fertile ; farms and it must Ins a glorious | thing for a farmer to live in inch ' an enchanting spot. Manager MacMicking of the Union flank, Is a good shot. While playing golf the other day he struck a dog about a hundred yards off. Mr. MacMicking should join the gun dub without delay. The Queen's hotel, Mucleod, Is >ne of the I .est hotel Imlldinvs 1 have seen in tho West. It is furnished in keeping with the rlchmss of the structure. t FIRE! W� are in receipt of the new sehtdule for the city of Lethbridge, the tame to take effect on the 15th iitst. Rale* on dwellings cut in half; alto considerable differences in the re-rating of mercantile riaka. If you want to take out nore insurance, or tend in a new application let ua know. \ We represent some of the oldest and strong- jj - est fire insurance companies in the world The C. B. Bowmen Agency INSURANCE AND LOAN LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA t� .GEORGE M. HATCH C. K. DANIEL ALBERTA REALTY COMPANY (OFFICES IN SOUTHARD BLOCK', LETHBRTPM Ki List your lands with nt. \Ve can show yon that we are selling. It you want to l>uy. we ut. Our patrons deal over find over with ns, which it evidence of fair dealing. Try us at buyers and ----------sellurt on----- Lands. City Property and Live Stock We will make a specialty of live stock. List anything you have with us. even if Ittit one nuittml. 8 Will give same attention to small deals as we would to large tines. 1 Wo question whether lx-thlirldge uver had a better write U|> of its resources and powillillltlen than the! - artlclo written for tho TorontoGlol o X��w��|u�|h�r offices do not uwullj by V. A. Acland. .Mr. Ael und citnit1!'11 "'Putfttlon for tldinexN, Mil EDITORIAL NOTES. THE LEGISLATOR'S VISIT. Tho .visit of tho Aluorla Leglslut -ora.to Southern Allierta lam woeic will bu productive of much good. Tho opportunity tho member* of tho northern part of the province had of viewing the great and growing Industries of the towns in the iVow'jj Kent I'uss, the fertile Acids of. the southern plains, the big sugar beet factory at Raymond, the extensive irrigation system of tho A R. fc 1. Co., tho industrial growth of Lcthbridge, tho hub of Bouthorn Allierta will enable thorn to letfU - Lethbridgc, Allierta. the hub of Central We award tho Mormom people tho prUe for being the b04t entertalaur within tho borders of Canada. Hon. W. 11. Gushing can see Lcthbridge growing. Sure! it is coming along splendidly. Who'd have "thuuk" it. Moose Jaw beats Kegina out in population Mooho Jaw hits 0250 and Retina has 0917. llogina is drinking from the cup ol disappointment. It figured on n population of 10,000 nnd la nearly 4000 shy. Oct out and vote on throo by-law nost week. Don't allow the result of thuso important measures to tie docidod by a few people. Medicine. Hut News huj-s: Medicine Hat will be in the third pluce umoiirf Alberta cities in populution. Our figures will lis grouU'r thun those nt lcthbridge with Htafford and the milieu included. When we get puopln living on all the lots that are staked out in the neighborhood, wo will oasily bo first plh~�- Tho Medicine Hat census was just sent In on Tuu�-day ** Medicine Hat seems to have waited a long time before it sent in its cen-bub. Probably it hold back until the here ami made a thorough 1iim|h-cI  ion of the city and the mirrou -e after a certain hour in the evening. Can't something lie done to set u-sido part of the beautiful river bottom for campors. Many of t ur citizens would liko to go down thore and camp during tho hot summer months, but wo understand they are pro von ted from doing so. The City Council ought to acquire at once, as much of. tho land along the oast side of the river as possiblo. and set it out as a park and recreation ground. Tt would 1-e a great asset not only for the present eon oration, but for the futuro as woll. PRESS GRINDING. Magruth Pioneer--Why don't. you go to and paint that house of yours Must wo eternally and everlastingly kcop on trying to pound this into your head? Don't you know that by The presence of paint would save not painting you arc losing mon-.v? your lumber and to paint now would i Nov. Dr. savo your pocket-book too. It takes | Orelghton a heap more paint when you leave the boards exposed to tho sun. Tho time to paint Is now. Then go and paint. A merchant said tho other day "ft looks liko the only way to bring farmers to town theso days is to advertise a s|ieciii| sole, "That Is the way tho up-to-date merchant conducts his business. A few years ngo it was an accepted fact thai from about tho lir*.t of July to the first of October and from January 1 to April 1. business practically stopped Now these months are asliusy ns any When them Is nothing thut |h Met With. Calgary lleruld A southern Allierta pa|>er hud the following interesting news item In a recent munbor. Raymond, Alta.. Aug. 0.-The Al liertu Pacific elevator people offer Mr. Silver botweon 60 and 05 cents per bushel for h's wheat for Octolc er delivery. They aro shipping to Dakota and Nohraskn, tho homo of the Turkey Red. tho Allierta Red, which through Its improvement on the parent stock, is greatly prefer  able for seed, demonstrating the superiority of this country for wheat production. K. IC. Thompson, of High River, mudo Mr. Silver u flat offer of 7ft cents per bushel for 10,-OOO bushels, delivery to �w mal�c as soon as thn grain was threshed. Mr. tlllfoy, of tho Calgary Milling company in commenting upon this statement says that the prico of October wheat In Raymond is fill cts. This is exact. The price of wheut for October delivery In Wlnnipo^ it 71 i cents today. The home of Allierta red Is lot Dakota nnd Nobraska but Kunsas. Mr. flilfoy is heorllly,in favor of Mr. Carson's suggestion that the mills of Alberta eslnblish agencies in the Orient. He doubts however, whether the number of mills nt present located In tho province won prominent place In Japan and China Tho Hours of Washington aro lowtu* in price. Tho Washington millers get better rates by ut leust 2 cents per barrel. Austruliii is making a big bid for Uio Orleutiil trade. Tho flour of the Islund continent is au iui|k>rUMit* factor which must bo reckoned with. Australian millers put their flour at tfong Kong for 91.75, which is 00 cents cheuper than. Allierta millers can ship it. As soon as tho boycott was put on American flour the Australians nmdo a strenuous effort to get thir trade. Thore aro today fKN). 000 bags of thoir flour lying on tho Hong Kong market, worm oaten and languishing for buyers. . The. Raymond Milling company Is almost the only Allierta company who lutvo sliip|ied to the. Orient any large consignment during this year. Tho shipment scurcely paid. As soon as this country grows sufficient wheat Western, Canada can comiiete. Tho C. P. It. Is giving favorable rates, in fuct is show'ng a decided pre'oreuco to tho Oriontal trade, and trans-oceanic shipuionts aro facilitated by tho local froight department. Mr. (iilfoy thinks that thcro will ho no, more wheat in Alberta this year thnn Inst. Homo of tho fall wheat was winter killed. The .n-croiso in acreage will no mo  tfc�r offset tho difference In ylold. UNNECESSARY EXPENSE. Mclean and Rev. W. II. tho presont acting editor arf. candidates for the position of otlltor of tho Christian ciuardlnn, which appointment will be mudenoxl month by tho general conforonce. Id justify tho expenso at present. Tho Calgary Milling company ar� Acute attacks of colic and diarr-Inthnntoly iu touch 'with tho Oriont- hoou tome on without warning and ul markets. For some tlmo thoy prompt relief must bo obtained. Itavc been shipping ton consignments j There is no necessity of Incurring tho to i Shanghai and Hong Kong,- with j expenso of a physician's service In a view to testing tho markets. ; such cases if Chamberlain's Colic, A month ago K. Vokoo, manager of a largo Jupnnese company located nt Osaka, callod on Mr. Ollfay mllUof Calgnrv, His firm is capit allied �t $1,250,000. j Thore is, however. I'ltlo rhnncn nt jnrcseut pf Alborttt flour getting a Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is at hand. A dose of this remedy will relieve tho patient before a doctor with a view to buying flour from thi? I could arrive. It has novcr been known to fail, oven in tho most sov-ero and dangerous enses and no family should lie without it. For sale by all druggists. HatrimoDy Two tilings play a con-spicuous part in all mat-rimoniul functions, tho Afar Hugo Lici'iiso and the WiHliliug Ring. Wo uro ulcnsitl lo provide both for u consideration. Two styles of rings, the Titfuny, or English,nnd tho American. Both tire liandsotno and appropriate Blyles. The cost depends on (he weight of the ring, and they aro in 10, 14 and 18 carat. We make a apeoialty of these, rings aud we invite inspection. R. A. WRIGHT Thb Jeweler ..................��� Barnes & Co. REAL ESTATE uiul GENERAL AGENTS Offkt"S