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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 23, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Kootenay Steel Ran^e orates ire made extra heavy amstroiyl Kootenay ? Range London- Toronr�"ll0.ntWi Wlnnipf �V� bcom v�r-Sfc Jolwlta^ BROD1E & STAFFORD CATTLE ON A THOUSAND HILLS. runs i unit narrow. I it is always SOLE AGENTS I the Mt\ Arlington FRED. ROONEY, - PROP. GOOD ACCOMMODA DON FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC EXCELLENT CUISINE BATHS HOT AND COLD WATER RATES ,$1.50 A DAY | LETHBRIDGE - ALBERTA | of i or Her ROYAL * HOTELl TABER, ALTA. Irvine & Lemon, - Proprietors! Rates $1.50 and $2.00 per Day FREE BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS SAMPLE ROOMS IN CONNECTION .To^'oToaoToToToTo.o.o.o.o.o.oAQX'AO. ICOOLAND REFRESHING Rowat't Lemon Squash, Rowat't Lime Juice Cordial, Rowat's Raspberry Vinegar, Caley's Fruit Drinks, Lorimer's Lemonade Crystals, All Good and Wholesome SHERLOCK, FREEMAN & CO TELEPHONE 21 o'orc'oIdro^oToojOAoio^oToo^Q p d o o o G d c d o b q i g; b b d d ft U'roin the Toronto lllohu.) Uiuusy Lake, Altn., .Juij us. - "Orubjjilo!" flung out tho cook 01 the cowboy outfit n't fi oiloc* in ihu iirtci'iioon of a broiling ilny, mill into tho big cook-lont we \u>lu to help ourselves straight from tne cookintt'-pols, then mil outsalc 011 the grits* in tile acutity simile of the auivu.is lo eul the |iork mid leans ami drink from 11 tin mug the stctim-ing tea thai consisted the fare lor the day, and for most days in the cowboy's life. We were on a cattle ranch lying between the Dolly and tho How ltivcrs, newly leased luti.l, bare of every sign of man. save for a tiny shack in the distance and tho two newly creeled eowl>oy tents near hand. Tho Dolly Ulver, which in tho gulch below, preserves some of the characteristics,that had marked it at Lethbrldgn. Its chan -net still changes at tho will of the spirit of tho river, anil wanders whimsically over tho broad boil, and the stream Is high and low, broad with the sonsons, but swift, clear and cool. Though high above the river, we are still in a valley. Yonder Is the steep bank of two or three hundred feet that lends you to tho rolling uplands. There Is hardly a scrap vegetation in sight hut grass ually the river's hank In the plains shelters a few meagre-looking trees at the very least a little scrub, there Is across the river one solitary little tree, the only one as far as the rye ran see. anil whose presence serves to emphasize the nakedness of the broad plains. liven the grass Is short and srnnt. It grows In little bunches nn�l is known us "luifTalo grass," -but is 11 species of tho famous bunch grass of the prairies; excellent. 1 hear, for fattening cattle, and no wonder, since for we know not how many centuries it was the food of the monarch of the plains, from vhoin. it is named. minders of the presence of the llaf-falo here are still found. The whitened head bones, with the splendid I horns, or soinellnivs the horns uloiie, ' occasionally confront one, but thev have l>eon mostly sold oft for fertilizers in ttoc cose of the bones and for curios in the case of the horns A few years ago a brisk trade was done in disposing of buffalo bones in this way. It is 4>niv|y twenty yours since tho last buffalo was seen here. CATTLE ON A THOUSAND HILLS Of course, there are cattle here Wherever you go lij the sumII kingdom of two hundred thousand acres of which tho ranch consists you see them, quietly browsing in groups or In the hofit of tho day treading In tho shallow water. At eventide, as steadily and regularly us n \im of soldiers, down they march to dririk their fill from the running stream Someone. 1 know not whom, here pictured in verse, of which I did not until coming home realize the full forec and lK�nuty, the cattle scenes of the plains and the long association between mnn and tho patient kine. Here arc the lines which I found the other duy in western paper:- I WESTERN I WAREHOUSE & j TRANSFER CO. M. I Ruilroud Transferring, Dray-ing and General Delivering. Coal Delivered Promptly, v XTXJ�XC�CeCO>XOrXIX�COMC5C�XCCC & HAY. OATS, SAND AND J STONE FOR SALE AGENTS FOR � McCormick&Cockshutt Machinery '.' Webber � and Adams Wagons V $ Canada Carriage Co.'s X T Buggies. Etc. � X J. F. RODGERS 'Phono 63. Manager. � Synopsis Of Canadian North-WcsL HOMESTEAD REGULATIONS. ANY even numbered section o Dominion Land, In Manitoba, Slhkatcbewan and Alberta, excepting 8 aul 1". not referred, ma; be bomeaieaded by any person wbo U thr so e head of aJamtlj, or any male of er 18 yearn of age, to the extent of ouc quarter section of ton acre*, more or leu*. Kn'rjr must be made personally at the local land office for the district in which the land Is situate. The hotneiitcader Ik required to perform the condition* connected therewith, under on* of the following plana.: I. At leaat a'� months' residence upon and cultivation of the land In each year ron three years. 3. If the father (or it other, If the .father Is deceased) of the borne-leader resides upon a farm lo the vicinity of the land entered fur the requirements as to residence may be satisfied by such person residing with the father or mother. a. If ibe settler has bis permanent residence upon farming land owned by blm In the vicinity of bis boinestead. ibe requirements as to residence mar be satisfied by residence upon the said land. Sit numbs' notice lu writing should be given to the CommUHluner of Uomlnton Lands at Ottawa of Intention to apply for patent. W. W. OOBY. Deputy of the Minister of Ibe Interior DRAYING All kinds of Draying aud Team work done promptly. EARL KIRKHAM Central Boot & Shoe Store W. T. HENSON, PKOP. Lotbbridgo, Alto. SAVE MONEY NOW - - I can soil you lots now in Tabor for $100, that will bo selling at $200 in n month's time. Goal Farming Land for sale also. W. F. RUSSELL Real Estate Ageut Tabor, Alto. SMOKE Lethbridge Belle Havana Smoker T. W. HANJIAHAN manufacturer CHOICE ANDIES AKES B EST READ UNS City Bakery F. C. CooKe, Prop. "Whon tho grnvo twilight moves toward tho west. And the horUons of the plain ore lilurrcd; 1 wuteh on gradual Blopo and fool-hill crest, Tho dark line of,tho herd; And something primal through tn.v being thrills, For that lino met the night when life l�gaa, And cattle gathered from a thou* -and hills Have kept tho trail with man Till thoir calm eyes hit* greator iliada hold. Tho wonder look, tho dumli ro proof and pain, Iiavo followed him hiiuv Al.nim's herds of old Darkened* the Anian pluiii." the cowboys. This is the moro xenliinontul t>iie regions of which he wrote. Most of the men in camp hero are Americans largely from Texas; the foreman from Colorado. They aro mostly young men. but there Is at least one grey-haired cowboy hero. As �-> dress, It is entirely as you please So special cowboy costume is e.lYerl-ed, not even the cowboy hut that the young men of Calgary wear so Jauntily. Tweed or corduroy �t any other material of the conventional pattern does for clothes, i:ut lh�ie is a slight variation from ihj tus-tomary mode in tho loose buckskin "chaps" worn over the trousers when riding. Three in tho morning Is the usual hour of rising for the cowboy, and after an, earfy meal at the grub-pile he starts on his day's work. The evening meal is at five, as we have seen, and he has not often any serious duties later on. Each cowboy has a string of six or seven horses, lie uses them hard on oc casions and may frequently exhaust three or four during a big round-up and need tho remaining anlmalsfrosh for the morrow. There arc considerably over a hundred horses w.th tho present outfit and there is sufficient occasion for roping, coraltlng and sudden swift riding to show how ilex terous these men aro in the management of their horses, and how active and agile In the saddle. Uetweea whiles in the camp it was to lie noted that the men read good mag a/.ines when they were not chatting or resting. Their language, when they have trouble with a bronco or a steer. In said to be terrific in its forco and originality, but they seldom allow strangers to hear their best efforts.. Thero is no whiskey permitted on a well-conducted .'unch under penalty of dismissal. The foreman of the present outfit spied a couplo of bottles tbo other day r.nd managed to spill them quietly v ith out raining the question. This alone makes the world of difference In th-tween Lethbridgo uml Medicine Hat on the Crow's N'est Pass lino of tho C'.P.U. in daylight th�re is hero >a population of about twenty, but when our party arrived thore about three o'clock in tho morning the population was wrapped in sloop. On the whole Grassy Lake would aesm to bo very like its neighbor, Whoop-up, judging from a remark I heard addressed by a Ixsthhridge gentleman to a llumillon lady at tho Lethbridge hotel the other day. "I am sure you woultl like Whoopup," he remarked gaily, "if you come from Hamilton." nut the point was lost, because the Hamilton lady took It ax a'Ciiinpliiuuiit to her city. Both (it-assy l�uko and Whoopup have as yet risen only to the dignity of flag stations. The baggagemen put; our possessions down on tho broad prairie beside the track uml tho train went on intu the darkness. The buildings of the place consisted of the station agent's house and a liny general store, and the lattt-r we eventually concluded to be tho local substitute for a Ivlng Edward Hotel. With somo difficulty wo aroused I he proprietor and secured acco n-modation for tho night. Our baggage had to remain on the prairie. In th� morning wo learned from our Landlord that Grassy Iining, which brings in more immediate returns nt least, and probably thoir aro Influenced by the fact that another brother, who is working in the mines down thd line ut Tttbcr. was married tho other duy. As to his chances here, the Welsh  man was fairly optimistic. His wheat is promising fairly and tacked only a little rain to make u good crop practically certuin. Happily the rain has count since our tulk and our friend should be cheerful. His heart however, still leans to coal four. Ko confessed that in digging a well ho had run across *a seam of coal, and his thoughts, too', fend to tho direction of developing Grassy Lake into another busy little mining town, while he has visions of greater wealth than he could hope for from Tanning a quarter sccton in a somewhat arid country. For some curious reason Welshmen are peculiarly susceptible to the arguments of the Mormon missionaries and 1 asked the Grassy Lake Celt ii ho had succumbed to these influences He replied that ho had no religion at all, but if he woro to adopt am form he thought he would favor Mormonism. He had' only good words to say for tho Mormons, and thought thoy lived up to their pro -fossions bolter than other Church people. This, at toast, was his nx-|h>rlonce after living among thorn for a year or two, aud it would not u, surprising if one day another Welshman joins tho church of tho Latter Pay Saints., A CHAT WITH PAT BURNS. Reverting again to ranching and the cattle industries, I am rominded of one or two interesting convorsa -ttons I have had during my stay in the west. I had tho pleasure or.o day of driving betwoen twenty and thirty mllos through tho blood reserve, near Mucieod, with Mr. Pal Rums, tho failiuus organizer of the meal industry fa Alberta and Brit -Ish Columbia. m\ llurns was in -spectlng the entile of a rancher who had leased lands on the reserve, and was InterostlngMo see how his �x-peiieiiced eye observed and noted the characteristics of the animals amid which ho. drove, A score or so of typical beasts wore scrutinized closely, a couple ol hundred, perhaps, more generally, and on tho strength of his observations Mr. Bums pur  chases In all probability some three thousand hontl. Thero were some eight or toil thousand cattle on live reserve, yet so vusl were these grafting that wo had driven for a couple of hours without llndlng n trace .ol thctn. Front tun to fifteen acres per head, It should ba remembered, go to the making of a cattle ranch In a country whero tho animals are out tho year round and require feed only In quite exeptlonal clrcuinslunces There were a good nmny lndiun cat He noticeable. They were dislin gulsheil from those of tho rancher of course, only by the brand. Sev eral.of the Indians, 1 learned, ' own cattle in considerable numbers, reaching lu a few cases to from ono to two hundred head. The question of building up an ux port dead uveal Industry came up fur discussion. Mr. Burns was asked If ho did not think the export of dead fneal would prove more profitable to the rancher than the shipping of live cattle, that hud to lie killed an nt rival lit Great Britain, with the clc preeluttoK of the quality, of tho meal consequent on the long journey over railway and sea. Mr. Burns was not at all favorable to the Idea. He would not even admit that the cuttle embargo established in Great Brlaln was a dutiimi'iit to Canada. "It Is much belter," he claimed, 'to have the cattle finished here, where pasture is so cheap, than there, whore it is so much more costly. Of course tho Scotch fanners want the embargo taken off, because they would got the benefit of the feeding Industry. The only injustice I see In the embargo is the fact that It Is supposed to lie a protection against our diseased cattle, which of course, eto not exist hers. Mr. Burn's was asked if it would not be an advantage to export two-year-old steers, Instead of four-year-olds, granted the removal of tho embargo, so that the animals might spend a long enough time in Great Britain to sell as English l>eof. and secure much higher prices than  at present. This is the argument mostly preferred by the rancher. But Mr. Burns was obdurate on the point. He doubted that the increased price obtained would offset tho increased cost of maintenance In Britlsn, and, referring again to the question of a dead meat trade, he mentioned tho point that when tho live animal is shipped he cnrried,vlth him to the best market hide and offals, without any extra charge. A more serious objection still would Iw that to ship meat to England in tho liest condition, the trade would have to 1st confined to ttuMatc summer and early full, and the cxlonslvc a-baltoir and cold-stnrugo appliances on rnllvuy and steamer would lie idle most of tho year, while the sud den importation of large quantities of Canadian dead meat Into the British market would seriously lower prices there. The whole question is frequently discussed frogi every point of view by those Interested In tho extensive cattle trade of tho west. Ranchers generally, f fancy, would be glad to see the embargo lifted, so that their cattle might finish in England �nd Scotland, and bring higher prices, and one or two with whom I talked would gladly see a dead meat industry biilll up, und considered it practicable. Onr of tho largest in the west pointed out that against tho disadvantage of tho hide and offal U'lng left in tho poorer market lu the case of dead meat, there was the very Important difference of $14 for dead meal us against 930 psr l.sud on tho hoof fur shipment to Liver -pool, theso being tho figures quoted by tho CP.11. when tho railway authorities had gone into tho matter The figures included, ol course, the refrigerator service. Tho short serious difficulty, hut this might lie largely overcome |>y detaining tho meat in cold storage on this side, so Unit tho British market should not be deludod with it. Dr. McEuchrun, Dominion Veterinary Inspector, whom 1 also met while in Mucleod, was as thoroughly convinced as Mr. Burns of the ud-vuntago, to C'unada of furnishing tho feed of tho animals on this side, and though, in common with all Canadians, ho resented the fact that tho embargo was put on ostensibly to guard against disease in Canadian cattle, hu could not see that from any other point of view it works anything but benefit to Canada. These questions aro all of vital importance to tho west, for, al -though tho runcher, especially tho groat rancher, is fighting for his existence, his disupiiearanco, when it comes, will by no means signify tho disappearance or oven diminution of the cuttle trade; rather its increase and development on slightly different lines. As mixed farming comes moro and moro into fashion domestic cattle will Uo kept in continually in  creasing numbers, and theso will take the place of tho ranch animal in tho Britlsn market, with tho int-Continued on page 8 DR. P. W. TULLER i-HYSIClAN AND SURGEON LETHBRIDGE 3fflce-Ofer Oil's Barber Shop. Honrs--11:00 to 13:00 noon; S;00 to OtOO p. is.; 7:00 to 1:30 p. m. Office Night B dl and l'slspbona SIMMONS 4 BENNETT Barristers <*o. LETHBRIDGK AND CARD9TON Lethbridge Office, Southard Blouk Money to Lend on Town and Farm Property W. 0. Simmons, B. A., Grown Proncuto" O. V. brn.-4btt B. A, DR. G. C. CRAGG PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Offlct-Over Hlg.v hut nam's Drag Siors PHONE Oftioe 128 House 94 Drs. Mcwburn & Galbraith Phyilclani, Sutgconi, Accouchm Offico-Rcdpath St. cor. Bnrdetl, Hours-Before 9 a.m., 2-3 p.m., 7-8 p. in. Sundnys-2.80 to 3.80 p. nt. Telephones 41 and 53. P. H.Mbwuukn M. D. 0. M. W. S. Galhraith M. D. C. M. Drs. DcVcbcr & Campbell Physicians and Surgeons Offices-Ott block. 'Phono 143. DR. B. JACKSON dekt18t Graduate Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago. Office-Ott* Block. Drs. McClure <% Stewart 8vrueon dentists Office-J. D. Higinbotham's new block. Office Hours-0 n.m. to 12 n. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. J. E. ALLEN Architect nnd Superintendent . RAYMOND - - ALBERTA. A. W. McVittie Dominion Land Surveyor Will devoto his entire time during the summer to laying out new townsites. Contract prices on application. Offico nt the Conldalo Hotel, Lethbridgo. Lethbridge, Lodge No. 2. Meets In Oddfellows' Hall every Prldav evening at t.xu o'clock. VlsUlnK brethren aie alwavs welcome. W. Bennett, C. V. Bennett, M.u. Bee. Sec WILLOW BRANCH REBEKAH LODGE, NO. 2 Meets