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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Ul ILE ON A THOUSAND Kootenay Steel prates are made extra heavy arfsti Keetenay Ratine Wi nni pcf BROD1E STAFFORD SOLE AGENTS Toronto July sang out the cook oi the cowboy outtit at 0 oelow in the afternoon of a broiling ami in to the big cooklout we voia to help ourselves straight irom the then sat outside on the giass iu the scanty shade of the cauyass to eat the pork and Leans and drink trum a tin mug the stea uiostle of the Church of who spends much of his liiuc here in Al The ranch was established Siiuitor Coehrane about 1882 nd wus one of the first large ranches the JinuKliiig of uii aliiiuportatH feature of ait lie ranch und an elementary portion of the cowboys chief of the brandrecording oilice or Alberta and Saskatchewan at Medi e tiuvelliuf Lakes future GraK tkirty tbroagii the blood re less on the near with 1at development of settlement than on the chance of coal worked in ing tea that consisted the fare cine told the total number the and ior most days in the cowboys We were on a cattle ranch lying bet Uelly and the leased bare of every sign of man save for a tiny shack in the distance and iho two newly erected cowboy near U The Belly which in the gulch preserves of had milked it at Its than icl still changes at the will of the spirit of the and wanders whimsically over the broad stream is high and broad with the but OK fiotd GOOD ACCOMMODATION FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC EXCELLENT CUISINE BATHS HOT AND COLO WATER RATES A DAY LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA 1 ROYAL HOTEL Irvine Proprietors FREE BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS SAMPLE ROOMS IN CONNECTION the for as at a hundred other points inj there are indications of the vast fuel beds that to underlie the whole Ljo One hour before we readi ed Jrassy Lake tlie previous night we had thirty miles from the new town of T the Jaiiious of the I Alberta ami llrit Bums was in industry ish of brands would ruuto about thirty thousand of for the two Provinces and including like the twenty or thirty thous and animals of the great cattle king and the ten or a down of the huinltle The operation itself is and the reader may be the details The victim is usually a there being seldom occasion to brand or rebrand a fullgrown not a pilasant one to the it is always clear and rhough high above the we are still in a Yonder is the bank of two or three hundred feet that leads you to the rolling up There is hardly a scrap 01 vegetation in sight but Us the few meagrelooking uees aVthe very least a little Here there is across the river one solitary little the only one us the eye can and whose cc serves to emphasize the nak THE OWES which at 2 in the ntoroihg hail given us an impression of peculiar livcii Some of these coal deposits are being worked at Tabcr and the town owes its existence to the mines started there1 a year or so rThe example of Tabor has fired the am bitions of Grassy which hopes also to become a mining Tab by the was first settled by the Mormons of Southern but with the of Ihe coal in dustry tho Cieniiles have outnum bered ually the river s shelters a far as presence edncss of the broad the grass is short and H little bunches and is known grows m as buffalo but is a sp of the famous bunch grass of the Ro prairies 1 for fatten ing and no since for we know not how many centuries it was the food of the monarch of t he vhoiu it is minders of the presence of the Buf falo here are still The whit ened head with Ou or sometimes the horns occasionally confront but they have Ixjoh mostly sold off for fer tilizers in the case of the bones for curios in the case of the horns few years ago brisk trade was done in disposing of bones inthis It is barely twenty years since the last buffalo was seen CATTLE ON A THOUSAND HILLS Of there are cattle Wherever you go in the small of hundred thousand acres of which the consists you see quietly browsing in groups or In the heat of the day treading in Those who look to a cowboy cam for the picturesque sensationalism that adorns Owen Wistors nov els may be disappointed but the author forestalled ai nouncing in The Virginian that the scenes he described were passing They are the same MV and come from the regions of Which he the men in camp here are Americans largely from Texas the foreman from They are mostly young but there is at least one greyhaired cowboy As to it is entirely as you No special cowboy costume is vfuct not even the cowboy hac that the young men of Calgary wear so Tweed or corduroy or any other material of the conventional pattern does for but is a slight variation from Lhj cus tomary uiode in the loose FARMER OH As to it is a compara tively new industry as indeed throughout ihe whole section Lethbridge to Medicine and for many miles northof the It is the familiar story of the rancher versus as yet the rancher is still largely in pos session though A good many set llers have gone in during the last year or The soil is light and and belongs to that of which the rancher conscientiously predicts a wearing Set tlers here are too new throw very clear light on the but satisfactory crops were rais ed in the neighborhood last and1 the growing this year promises to do There how no great quantity of It would be an excellent idea for the Dominion or Provincial Government to make a careful investigation and report on this and if the re sult does not wholly justify settle specting cattle of a rancher who had leased lands ou the and was iiiLercKliujf to sue Low his tx jcrienccd eye observed and noted the characteristics of the uniutuls amid which A score or so of typicalbeasts were scrutlaiauxl close a couple of more generally and on of his Hums pur chases iu all probability some three thousand There were s eight or teii cattle OK yet so vast were these gra zing that we had driven for a couph of hours without finding a Lraee From ten to fifteen acrcH it should be go to the making of a cattle ranch in a country whcro the animals are out the year round and feed only hi quite There wore a good many Indian cat tle They were distin guished fromthoseof the rancher of only by the Scv the 1 own cattle in considerable rea ching in a few cases to from one to two hundred The question of building upan ex port dead meat industry up for Burns was asked If iHYSIClAN AND SURGEON LETHBRIDGE er Barber 10 noon to Office Nljchi B ill aDd t SIMMONS 4 fcENNETT Barristers LETHBKIDGB AND CABO3TON Lethbridge Southard Block Money to on Town and Farm Property Crowi BINS ITT CRAGG PHYSICIAN AKD SURGEON Over Office 125 PHONE Drug Store House 94 Rowati Lemon Rowats Lime Juice Rowats Raspberry Caleys Fruit riSS Lorimers Lemonade All Good and Wholesome 1 FREEMAN CO TELEPHONE 21 WESTERN I TRANSFER Railroad Dray ing and General Coal Delivered v SA2O AND STONE AGENTS FOR McCormick Cockshutt Machinery Webber and Adams Wagons Canada Carriage Cos F RODGERS Phone Synopsis Of Canadian NorthWest HOMESTEAD ANT even numberert section 0 Dominion In Sihkaichewan and excepting 3 and not homeotcaded by any person who la sole head of aJamiI or any male oVer IS years of to the extent of onequarter section oT ICO more or Entry must be made personalty at the loci The homesteader required to perform Oie conditions concected therewith under one of theoHowinjf At least sx months residence upon and cultivation of the land In each year fora three f as the shallow At steadily and regularly as a line of down they march to dririk fill from the running I not here pictured iri of which I not coming home realize dlrl the force and the cattle scenes of the plains and the association between and the chaps worn over the trouserswhen Three in the morning is the usual hour of rising for the and after meal at the grub pile he starts on The evening meal is at as we have and he has not often any serious duties Mater Each cow boy has a siring of six or seven lie uses theui hard on oc casions and may frequently exhaust three four during a big roundup and need the remaining ammalsfresh the There are consider ably over a hundred horses outfit and there is sufficient occasion for and sudden swift ridingto show how ilex terous these men arc in themanaije ment of their and how active and agile in the Between whiles in the camp it was to be not ed that read good mag azines when they were not chatting or Their when they have trouble with or a is said to be in its force and but they sel dom allow strangers hear their best is no whiskey permitted on a under penalty The foreman of the present outfit spied a ment to officially1 discourage it un til regions concerning which there is no manner of doubt have been A SETTLERS EXPEU1EXCE Mewburn GaJbraith Accouchcrt 9 7r8 to Telephones 41 and GALBRAITH were driven across fronii Grassy Lave to the ranch by one of the set tlers of the who told us something of his Tie was a who had conic j to this continent thirty years and had spent most of his time since in the mines of Pennsylvania and other States of the Eventually he drifted lo the Mormon settlement of Raymond and took up land and his experience was As I showed in the previous dryfanning in southern while it has been highly successful in has not averaged well vith the Our put forty acres into wheat and got just nothing at It Is more than he did not think the export dead meat would prove more profitable to the rancher than the shipping of live that had to be killed on ar rival in Great With the de of the quality of tho meat consequent on the long journey over railway and Burns was not at al favorable to the idea He would not even admit that the tie embargo established in Great Briain was a detrimtut to It is much he to have the cattle finished where pasture is so than where it is so much more Of course the Scotch farmers want the embargo taken because they would get the benefit of the feeding The only injustice 1 see in the embargo is tho fact that it is supposed to he a protection against our diseased which of do not ejcist Burns was asked if it would not be an advantage to eiport two yearold instead of fouryoar granted the renvoval of the em so that the animals miglit spend a long enough tinic in Great Britain to sell as English and secure much higher prices at This is the argument most1 by the But Burns was obdurate the He doubted that the in creased price obtained would offset the increased cost of maintenance in referring again to the question of adead meat he mentioned the point that when the DeVeber Campbell Physicians and Surgeons OfficesOtt Phoue JACKSON DENTIST Graduate University McClure Stewart SURGEONDENTISTS Higinbotlianvs new Office to 12 1 to 5 ALLEN Architect and Superintendent RAYMOND that excollier was not at the best of times an a dcpt in and particularly in the careful met hods needed to secure success in a dry He nd miLted that with what called the result would natient kine Here arc the lines couple of bottles the other day doubtless have been and was different those oi his neigii I fOUnu lha oLticr a ay m a the This alone bors who tooiche Iis fail If Ibe father or If the IB deceased of the homeleader reildea Have followed fann in ihe rlcinltj of the land entered for the requirements u to residence may saUtfieJ by such pcraon renldlnj with ihe father or If the sclllcr hanhli permanent residence upon IirmlnKland owned by hlin in the vlein lly o his the requlrenienu to residence may be aatlsficJ bj residence upon western paper When grave twilight moves to ward the And the horizons of the are I watch on gradual slope arid foot hill The dark Hne herd And something primal t hrough my being For that met the night when life And cattle gathered From a thous and hills Have kept the trail with man Till their calm eyes his greater The wonder the dumb re proof and PRAYING All kinds of Draying and Team k done KIRKHAM Central Boot Shoe Store then aid Sli menus notice In writing should be riven to the Coairalenloaer of Dominion Ottawa of Intention apply for Deputy of the Minister of the SAVE MONEY NOW him sinceAlirains herds of old Darkenedthe Asian THE This is the more sentimental bide of cattle The practical aspect of it takes shape in the roxv boy camp that has suddenly come in to life The outfit came along The foreman at once sized up the situation in al most less time than it tukes to tell it the two large tents were creeled I can sell you lots now in Tabor for that will be selling at 8200 in a months Good Fanning Land for sale F RUSSELL Real Estate Agent SMOKE lUUWAHAN BEST HEAD UNS City Bakery ami a headquarters first duty of the men will lc to roundup strays anil drive them the limits of the new While the new lands were or some portion of them cattle fed at large hero from many ranches and of missing will in all probability secure tlieni the but that is their own Tho nnv cattle will conic as soon as the ground is They arc com ing from the famous ranch near othorwise from a neighboring The Coch rane ranch by the has 1ecn apart from the to the Mormon which proposes to place settlers upon the 1 hav ing first irrigated The property is acres in and as the Mormons farm usually on small a new town will doubt less lie established in has already assigned to it name of after the formor makes the world of difference in the morals of the When the cow hoy visits town at long intervals the trend of immigration will ix there is sometimes another story to GRASSY The ranch I visited was about nine miles north of Grassy Rut where is Grassy Lake asks the it is not a place of metropolitan and may very well pass unnoticed by the or dinary It lies halfway Ixi twcen Lethbridge ami Mcxlicine Elat on the Crows Xest Pass line of the Tn daylight is here population of about but when our party arrived there about three oclock in the morning the pop ulation was wranpetl in On the whole Grassy Lake would seem to be very Whoop judging from a remark I heard addressed by a Lethbridge gentleman to a Hamilton lady at the Leth bridge hotel the other am you woukl like remarked if you c6me from But the point because the Hamillon lady took it rus arcomplimont to her BotTi Grassy Lake and Whoopup have as yet risen only to the dignity of flag The baggagemen put possessions flown on the broad prair ie beside the track and the train went on into the The buildings Qf the place of the station agents house and a tiny general ami the latter eventually concluded to be the local for a King Edward Ho Witli some difficulty wa he proprietor and sccurctl acco n modation for the Our bag gape had to remain on the n the morning we learned from our Landlord that Grassy A site has been slaked and its promoters are hopeful that a little town will spring up here A few settlers have gone into the surrounding country during the last two or three ami the little store is doing a fair It was the actual and prospective in induced the storekeeper lately to mid four tiny cubicles to his estab lishment and offer accommodation to w McVittie Dominion Land Surveyor Will devote his entire time during thev suimiier to laying out new Contract pricea oit Office at the Coaldale ure disheartened him for further efforts at Raymond and he came along to Grassy Liikei and two 01 his so that the family is well clustered Asked why he seljcted Grassy Welchman gave the not very satisfactory reas on that it was within teaming dis tance of and he had no money to spare for His sons are kept on their hoinestcads with their hearts being set on returning to their old pursuit of which brings in more immediatereturnsat and pro bably their are influenced by the fact that another who is work ing in the nvines down the line at was married the other day As to his chances the Welsh man was fairly His wheat is promising fairly and lack ed onlya little rain to make a good crop practically Happily the rain has come since our talk and our friend should be His heart still leans to I Ke confessed that in digging a well he had run across seam of and his fend to the direction of developing Grassy Lake into another busy little mining while he has visions of great er wealth than he could shopc for from farming a quarter sccton in a somewhat arid For SOTTK curious reason Welshmen are peculiarly susceptible to the Ar guments of the missionaries T asked the Grassy Lake Celt it he had succumbed to these influences He replied that he had no religion at but if he were to adopt anv he thought he would favor He had only good words to say for the and thought they lived up to their pro fessions better than other Church at was his ex perience after living among thcnr for a year or and it would not surprising if one day another Welsh man join the church of the Latter Day i CHAT WTTH PAT again to ranching and the cattle T am reminded of oneor two interesting conversa tions I have had during my stay in 1 had the pleasure one day of dnving between twenty and Lodge In Oddfellows Hall every Friday evening at ViiUlng brethren aie NG sec fourth 1 JV Annie Da vies George Rogers LUMBER The Old Reliable Yard North of Freight Widest j ice Highest Grades Lowest Prices live animal is shipped he carriedtvith himto the best market hide and of without any extra A more serious objection still would le that to ship meat to England in the best condition the trade would have to be confined late summer and early the extensive a battoir and coldstorage appliances den importation of large quantities cty and of Canadian dead meat into the British market would low er prices whole question is discussed fromevery point of view by those interested in the extensive cattle trade of the Ranchers I would be glad to see tho embargo so that their cattle mightfinish in England and and bring higher and one or two with whom I talked would gladly see a dead meat indus try built and considered it prac ticable Onr of thc largest in the west pointed out that against the disadvantage of the hide and offal being left in the poorer market in the case of dead there was the very important difference of for dead meat as against on the hoof for shipment to Uver these the figures yjoted the when the railway authoritics had gone into the matter i figures ol refrigerator The short ser ious but this might largely overcome by detaining tho meat in cold storage on this so that the British market should not be deluded with Dominion Veterin ary whom I also met in was aa thoroughly convinced as Burns of the ad Canada of furnishing tho feed of the animals on this and incommon with all Canad he resented the fact the embargo was put on ostensibly to guard against disease in Canadian he could not sec lhat from any other point of view works anything but benefit to Those questions arc all of importance to the al though the cspcciiU the great is fighting for his ex YARDS AT STIRLING Y It Will Pay STou To See Our Stock Before BUT WE CAN DO which is more im portant to as the life of your Cuffs is lengthened by our pro cess of lanndering his whon it will by no means signify the j CVery possible when your collar has t IT MW teeth our laun ironed With a disappearance or even diminution of thv cattle trade rather Its increase and development on slightly As mixed farming conies more and more into fashion domestic cat te will be kept in continually in creasing and these will take the place of the ranch animal in the iritis n with tho im Continucd onpage 3 comfortable edge no extra charge Phone Wagon calls Let us try a lot for Wit 1 ;