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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 29, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta rn'iigrii^' II The Late Rev. CMcKiliop k ; (Cc�icltK)ciii.Vixl I'or ih;-wclfaiy) of th>! to�n an fersx'Utly as ever pstilniist prn.\vr the pence oi' Jcru.salem. Ami as hi.s custom was he worked and watcht?il �ukI pnijwvl. Only those who knew hinii intiiiwtely can understand the s-trnin of lho.se long years, especially 'the years of depression. To go on preaching- week after week, year in and year out, with seldom n ';hnngc or let-up. to cheer nnd comfort others wlvpn he himself foU veary atKt tilioii of its rivals joined the dnin-li Triiiiiiplinnt. Tlu-.liy hiiiljiliiig alvaU of ilicm �iwl dir-bi-ave, patient. kirully spirit has oetly across their propose.> given twcen Chcudlc ntai Strnthmors. This 'J"o follow in his train. .\mcn.' j�i',l open up a now section of the II 0 ^company's U,000,000 acra tract of 111' strep ascent cliiivlxfl iIk-hciivon. Through iwril. toil and pain. honlly nnv other living nwn then do thot, one needs to �^ot away fiv-kho'W it; he knew its needs, nnd the 'quently from the familiar surround -finporlance of having men of the in.?s. to mo?t outstanding nvn of his right sort to stand for fSod and His -profession, to s|�eak w lih them and Kingdom. KolxM-tson had th.; eye of I hear thntn si>rak, for only in this A general for his wen. Sometimes, ' way can ir3 and took' his nieosurc, jjnd we can im-ag-ine him Sa.ving to him.solf, "There's iny innn." In t.SSfi Uoljurtson wrote McKillop, osking if he would go to Ixihhrtdge. ITc read the letter nnd said, "I'm going." Mrs. McKillop Saw ithat his mind was nuuki u|>. She mode no opposition. That sumincr, 21 years ago ho came to I.iethbrtdge. Next year she followed. The rest of the story; is' familiar, or ought to bo fanwliar to us all. I ncod not reiwat the .sketch of Mr. McKil lop's Ijeth-I bridge nuinistry, for that has lately ap|iea.red in print. Not thjit there is not much to tell. But the time would fail mo to toll of all that ho has nccompli.shed here. I know sontc-I'hing of Mm story. Man.v of you Icnow It butter than I. The lK?s't of our Itttc minister's time and strength was g'ivcn to this 'town and congrc -gation, given unstintedVv, gtatlly, ungrudgingly. Kvange^ieal to the coro he preached the Gospel of Gods grace. The soul of ho.spitality, ho kept men fiw from 'temptation by imk'ing them free to the man-so. Strong in the Lord, he stood for thot righteousness which alone exalted a nalfion. Tho incarnation of chivalry and honor, he championed the cause of tile persecuted aiKl- tho weak. Mr. McK-illop w^s known wHlel.v throughput tlie country and the church, many from ocean to ooran will mourn his loss, but it v�.�s here in 'Lethbridge where his lifework was done. God grant that his work �here may never l.-The Can adinn Pacific l^ailway has announced that it will uKvt the proposerin. ci|>al reason for ths desire of tho | ii^glon leiTitory, At piv.sont the tot-Canadian IMciOc 'to builid a^wid of its rivals. The territory ofTecte^l is larger than the coml:ined statios of l>eiaware und lihode Island, andnocKls from Ijethbridgo, into tlu> h^'art of llie rich wheat country that the other roa,gun mon sliKly. without which a niinis'ter is apt to go 'to seed. And during tho gixfoler part of .Mr. McKillop's min-i.-Jtry 1*010 Iho ditllculty wns far grea'ter. Vet, in spite of every dif-ficuMy, Mr. Mclvillop succcoded in wonderful measure in keeping him -Svdf abreast of the t-iink'-s. His interests laixl sympathies were wi as humalii't.y. Kvt>n during �the last week* of his illness it was wondecful how fresh and keen on interest ho took in nwn and 'books and events. You who vi.vi'tod him often have noticed 'this.. 1 often noticed it, and mnny a time I have been grateful to him for his kindly unfailing interest in all my work ami for his advice, born of long e.vperionce. In the ful- the most exci'ting r,iilrond builditv,!; race in the history of (Canada, with the territory east of this city as the goal,. Tho inci-oaslng iin|iortanoe of the Southern ahk^rta winlor wht^t crop, which is largely gr'own by .AAiierican farmers who have oiiiigratoJl from �the states, is rosponsilile for this suiKlen activi'ty, and the stoi.v of the chain of e'-onts Iwfiing up to the Canadian Pacific's aniH)uncement forms a vivid chapter in the romance oi railroa'd mapmaking. Tho Canaoys of life. Anfrioiids again, for there are no friends like old friends. He did so appreciate the little marks of attention shown him in his illness. They let him .soe that he and the work that he ha into tho heart of the disputi>d territory. The total crop of We.stnrn Canada was then xviorth $100,000,000 and Sir Thomas Hhaughnes.s.v, prosi'dent of the CananHan Pacific signified his purpose of hold.'ng control of its transportation by i.ssuing his famous pronunicaim>nto that he would build two mi.l'os of railroa'il in the United States for ever.y mile Hill built in Canada. Since tlien the crop has in-crenseil .still more in size, nnd value, in the face of a shortage south of the international line, and the Canadian der rt thf finest kind of farming country, says Dr. KIwood Mea complctod. He.sldes the Lethbrie the biggest in the history of Alberta. The Royal Collieries, Ltd \ new colliery will be o|>encd in Lethbridge this fall b.\ the Hoyal Colleries, laini-tod, with a capacit.v of fift'een hundred tons iier day. Among those interested in the formation of the new com-iiany are Messrs. A. C. Flumorielt. Victoria, presi'dont of the International and Andrew Laidlaw, of Spokane. Ihe new coal mine will l>e situat-fjd about five miles down tho Belly river from the city. The company have purchased the Itarncs mine, ono of the oUle.'vt in the lethbridge district, and in addition, haw acquired the rights on seven thousand acres a3dlately opposite tho Diomond City mine. It is tho 'intention of the company to open several collicrias within this areu as the mar kot warrants, each of a capacity of fifteen hundred tons {icr day per col- al output of tho SouLhern .Vlbertn mines is about four thousand tons per day, and two thousand tons of that output could fi!!.s,torn States where coal is being importfd from .\iisti-alia at oightiiiul eleven dollais a ton. Tlio innrkot for i domestic coal in 'tho Statos Inis ' grown inmu'iisJolv in tJio last fowyoars and Ix'sick's tho rapid increo.so of railwa.vs aiwl ro'.ling stock is rospoii-siblc for a I'ari-o coiisiiiii[>t-ioii. Such mines as Hook Spring. Ciiiuera. Diamondial*,', ^l|ioraiople in si'cur-ing- Sllpplies. of winter fuel. No at-lompl is l;lo b.v tho fact th,il almost all tho coal 'is consumed as (|iiiokl.\ as it is produc.od or facilities to (i-ansport it. .\lniiiNl of Canada from Win-niiK'g wi'st. is ilo|xMidont for its coal supply on Llie ininas from Tatwr to l''ornie. Tbo con.siiniption of coal in Vi'.'.storn Ca'iuda during the last two ,\enrs has incroasod out of all proportion to the prfifliici ion so that it is iii;|io.ssililo to ninlv any provision ug'ainwt a fiiol , famiiiv. "\iid now coiiK's lb, niiiios nt all costs. oM'ii 'if tlu'.v have to tulw evcr.v gniv-ol and const ruction train and press theiii iiito_ service. Thu iiuiio iiporalors atv doing their s'haro to prevent any coal .shortngo. The o(HHin'^: of the colliery at IjoIIi-bridge by Ihe lioyal, (7ollierios Ivini -itod is ii .step in this roction. Kx-trnsive (levelopiivonls ai-e in progn?ss in tho iiiiivos of tho I'ass. On tho ea.slorii slotK' of the riHiuntulns, . a^ the ligiiile fields aivapproacfed, very considerable development hns taken place and imirkod progress is to bo soon. The mines are lining �|uippod, now machinery installed, and if there is a fuel shortage this winter the shame nnd the guilt will lin with the C.P.n.-Calgary Alberton. [ Press Crindings j 'You will ix! prosspirt for money of-tener because you ha^'* no advertise-ing bills to pa.v than because you have," observes tho BulYalo News. "Big advertising bills and big iMiiik bal,ances gi-ow together, out of 'the saiiie. publicity campaigns." The merchant who holds down his expense account by cutting out advertising, says an oxchan'^o. saves mono.v just Iho Way the railroads wouM if they shoii'd stop buying coal for their lo-comoli\-iw. Wi'thou't coal the whools won't turn; without publicity trado con'os to a standstill. It pa.'S's to to throw silver out of the window that gold nijiy conie in at the doOr. -t'algsM'.v Herald. ... 'J'hi! I''eriiie Free I'lvss gives figures to show that tho monthly payroll at that town is tho tidy sum of $22'J, ;h�o. Palph .T. Ijloyd u homj^st'ini-dcr near White \\