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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 6, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta TTVfi L-f5TTtmU!Wf. itfcRALP ����������������4���+� ?>*  ����.w�..,i................................................i..... i.........-................I...i.....................� i....� With Every Ton of Coal Delivered by ub we give a cuii|>on Each coupon hns a separate number. You will place tho coupon you receive in a locked Imllot box at tin* Post Office as soon after you receive it as possible. As soon as 1,000 tons have been delivered ly ns. a child will put his hand into the ballot box and withdraw oue coupon The number on this coupon will be the lucky winner of this handsome buggy The Buggy may be yours-Try! Your coal costs you no more and the buwiy is simply a poition of our profit on delivering 1.000 tons of con). Wo adopt this method of advertising. Can we deliver a tou for you to-day V IMione ISO. A Swell Buggy WHEELS--"A" standard, Snrven patent, with sand bands and dust caps ; heavy 1 inch ; height !J feet   � A Journey to I Peace River well The in est piece of wild gruss 1 over saw extend* for about ten j miles oust of the Ink- It rum b.ti'; about three ntiU>�i on ether side i.f the river into beautiful littl.* valley* separated l.\ p.nc-clud ridges "l*l>�-) grass Is ino.-'.ly ..| th- famous 1.1.i -Tosscr Slave Lake Hot alout JOO joint variety with u smaller qunn  alios northvoet of EdmoDton. It .s llty 0f red top and Scotch grass It eighty tuiles long and varies from 1 grows four fe.t W,^\\ in places, and \f Ave mile* to twenty miles lu width. � nhl\y for cutting a second timo one It Is drained at the eastern end ty',n,,,th after thj first cutting. A the Lesser Slave rtver. which in turn nilx.d fmin.-r in tins neighborhood empt.es into the Athabasca. Stand- would find Ins market right at his ing on tha eastern shore and looker.* door, among tho half-broods of tho up the lake, strotching to the 'nor - settlement mid the- freighters in tlu izon. one is struck bv its resemtdauco winter to th� w.der part of l-ako Cham- plain. n either hand ana ths sanva ABOARD THE YORK BOAT mountainous hills anu out in the lake is u single big island. Ilka Wolfe 1 island The lake swarms with tW:i I saw lake trout. Jackflsh. sold eyes, grayling and matchless white ish Quantities of tho latter variety ar? I lingered at tlie fool, of tho i-\ke for u week, waiting lor a Vork boat hut wus hospitably entertained lueon while On tl.o sovinth day slio tr>ve in view around u liei.d in llu r;v*r. shipped out to Edmonton '.n a frozen laden ulinott to tho gunwale with state during the winter Quantities good's Vork boat i have boon built of coal are to be found along the In the north for upwards of two various creaks empty.ng into the luke centuries. They are long, low. open and there must bo warns of coal on boats, with a hiy,h, pointed bow a.ul the lake bottom, for tins coal is Btern like an ancient Xurso galk\v thrown up on the shore by the wa.'js They are rone.) down stream with There are 'indications of natural tfas , hugo sweeps and pulled up against and petroleum in many places, and tha current much as I tracked my copper is supposed tn exist .n largo little boat. When the wind is astern quantities in tho Swan hills, so'ith 1 'hey raise a big square sa'.l nnvidship of the lak� 1 Coming up the crjw of eight is divid- Tbe small punt tn which 1 reached ed into two sh'.fts. each of which the lake was too fllrasv to be con- takes the tracking lino for an hour idered as a means of crossing that tempestuous to civ of water, and I was compelled to wait at th- foot of the lake for a York boat. There is a small settlement at this point, which includes three white inon and bait a dozen famlhe.. of liult-broods. This er.d of tho lake is overshadowed 1 hour of it by the larger settlement at the head. . a,,c" Um There Is. however, much good land Jn the vicihitv and the. Urst few farmers who settle here are sure to do PHONE 179 when you need a CAB To go to the s'ation or briny friends to your home. CARTINtj ALSO IxjXK. nt a tiiuo. Oni hns only to soo llli* four iiKii harnesft-'d to tha tow linj, bent uIiiiosl ftt right angles witli luj wol)�la i iiway At firsi ill- sui-rsnmn, his iiiiimi' was .leresis. refused point iil.uil. to take mo. after I had wait -d twelve il.i.vs-1 llu! by intiiimting that I hail important business with the linn l>\ uhom lie was employed .it the heud of thv. lake. I llnnll.v per- Ja %A/{ mirs and th'-n K^ve place lu th.' ..tilers. As lunch time wus sp.'lit ill ihiiiijiii:-; us in rouuo; and �o were lonl.nuully "topp nit to k-iv.� some miinber of thf rw ,\ �-hi\nce to shoot a duck, ,x �... v ..r .1 limn which he never 1ftt A SLOW YliYMIK Th.'iv was an .�nt:r.- absom-" of 'in ciplino and ever;, ni.-mlvr "f the crew took part in the oiKlles-. discussions in free as to whether we slinuldhont thf sail or pull or go ashore und ,.nt .lereJ>.s Hiniis.il hiins-lf by i>h�y-i|i!5 Ji>?s "l� h.s fslille uiivl 0110 of 1 !�� men san� "Ta-ra-ra IlooiuiUmy" in ('re- Th-' words must have Invn very funny to judge from the Tau^li-t;r of th* others Another found a pile of Move rainlnou.x which had dropped out of one of the boxes ile sot down and looked gravelythro'inh each one. though th.-y �� all identical I glanced over his should-r and found him trying to pu/zle out a picture of a s.�U-f.s.der s'tove s-tanl ing on its head. At noon wo went ashore nt liiu M!lo Pu'.nt to "spoil." A grwat (Ire of hriifchwood. wan built on the shor.. and water put on for tho tea. 'the half-brood's invaluable fare 1 es i.-s the big pail of tea. was groon-look -n.? ''sow-bosom" and bannocks. 11; nil c's are ns-ido with baking powder and cooked, in frying pans, tipped up before tho fire After dinner we proceed, Vo had not l-een sail n-rf more than hulf an hour, whin upon pussing two l.-p ees, we v\er.� hulled from tile tvhore. An aniii'ji't� plac th.-y chose to land was the worst in mil,..i. \ low shelving beach mi. out into the wii'ter und wo could not. com.' within a hundiv.l nnSe sand and then passed a line ariiiiiid her stern po.it. The nisi pun 1,1 vnid would have swung her around nn.l pounded her bottom out 011 th.. sand, ami at that moment it looked 11s if we were ;fi> -ir.g to have , nasty niKhl Never-thel.'s.s they ,,|| 1 rn 111 Pel oil to ' h'\ n'-s for :h>' ish' 1 nude a liWfe shell T in the stern upunst tlbt exiKictetl stoiui und spent 11 vr ��ls tuni.sl up n'oi.l einht nVlock and from Iiiii- iln.pp.d ly Maul S. iMoil'it-i win. iiiiil.l speak n little Kim ish. I i:eihei-d th v hud spent .1 wild muni  iiim >ng. jramidnig and W'til-ng the t.,111 tiin Ni.tur.ilh the ia\..ru'>l> wind had fallen. tlK-y pulled for an h..ur mid : l out tu the boat w.th tho.r fry  'nig pirns and pails, ami ate th-.r supper lifter we ct under way. Sueli is the h:ii(-br,vd Vuyavur' A fnv-oinhle I r v/e s|iran^ up and seil-e.l a.'iiip. The half-b^'-sls curle.l up ;ii th �.r blankets nnd tho mu-dden'ng oui-'oiu ami Ki-yimg was st'illed for H while much to my relief It was n "ory fine n^felit, with a young moon shining ns sho can only shin1 in the north. Maud s. was at th-; tiller eimVing "outside'* soars In his funny orecise Knghsli. The "Ikinks of the Wubash' and ".IiiRt lloruusj Sh* made Ikun Coo-doo Kyes" were in-eluded in his ivpertoin' A STURM. The peaceful scene was Interrupted iibout len o'clock -by musses head on the sharp cum 1 of u Ihix. my knees on nnm'.i-jer. my hip in about thr.v '.ncli.-s of {water naa .leret�Xn tun 11111! in tlv 111 .111 111; wo were ; there end the sun was shining gb>. j icuisly. t^ii account of low water the 'est t"o or three years, the York boa'..-Iiaxe I eell Compel'--.l to llltlil ..' Shaw's point, which is se\en mihs ih.s >-i.!.' of th" wttlenuivt u 1 i I'.eijodsinui spoon 'and siartwl to walk along the shore Jinn! through the buii).'h wlh'ii tho settlers aiv willing jto iS 'I hoy had no mi-ploireii'.s oi ar v kind. There is mi. splendid 11 act of prairie laud ukiux th; Swan river, fu-l south of tho luko r AltOl.T THE SKTTLKMENT. On reaching lesser Slave Ljike �e' � tlemei.'l, I was fortunate enough to find a freighter about to pull out for I'.itc  Itiwr crossing, and I was ible to continue niv journ�> without the Ions of mi hour. He was starling J light, so tluit a ipiick trip was us-1 sural. Thin settlement v aul-i be j bo a place if it were more eom-pai't. but '.t is sli>-t(Ueil out for nix or seven mile*. First jou come to Itevillon llios.' sinh|ishu>.-nl. store, wiirelioiis.'. stables. bourdinu'-hoilKe. etc.. th 11 lor u half mile, half-breed hut.s are ..-scattered 11I011K th.) road, and you come to tho big establishment of the II. l\ mission. All nv  oruge of UiivM hundred children ire taught here. The buildings, wh.11 It are of Inuilier. an unusual hluht in llio north, are gay with paint. st.uU ion a commanding rise, from which .1 famous vegoiublo garden streleh-s down to the road. Across the road I is a good-siA-d saw mill, u consul -jeralile source of profit, to the miss  Ion. After a lot more, log huts-. I he buildings of the "company" coine in view in another superb poKition. Tlu vU'w from the terrace in front is n >t soon to lie forgotten. At your leot s-tivtches the wide expanse of llilff.iai bay, which is connovtud with the lake pro|vr by a short creek. Kor-niorl.v tlw boats were tiblj to land Just below tho company's store A-cniKH the bay aiv Kevoral low rounded hills, with rich farms uloug Hie base. With their hwivy blue shad  J nwv in Hie brilliant suiishiii . 1 h.-y lool, like the hills in the south of France A short distance further is tho -mounted police J'tirnieks, tho'i you make a wide circuit through a piece ,,( l.u-ti and across a big 'bit to Hie English mission on the other side of the bay It is on th.s dal that the great l>ominioii Hay sports are held each year The Indians and brevds travel for thive liliti.lr.il miles to at t 'lid them. When we puss-I. the framework of Hi- little reMaur-auts was still standing, und tho .aidw's' stand still marked the finish of th � course rlKI.PS A HE FERTILE tin t>ltiler si-.it- As oats rang' from Si.2a In Sii.OO a bushel, and wheut Is k'j 01) a bushel iii this poilll, they may be said to be doing well. It should be remenr.iered. however, that it costs a pih' to bi'.ng in farm ng uiiplemeiitK, and �u�ur is twMity-flve ynts a pound. West of 1'rulrio River, 1 was told by Mr Wl. f'.vr, tho surveyor, who has been drawing the first boso linos through the country, that then* is unutli-r f'n.i prair.e near tho Simon-Otto itvi'l'. As yet there is no road to it, but on-' could easily be mule by following tho Imsn line the greater part of the wuv. HEAVY TIMIIER lA'iiving lliiffalo buy. we struck into tho hein.v timber which continaes with few breaks during tho whole of thfl eighty mile poi Wage to the I'e.ice river. Most of it is enormous white poplar or aspoiil. which roars its slender stems sixty and eighty i�l in the air. The ell'ert is very beuu -1'.fill, for the long trunks are ouro while, and the spread of tivuv! ling leaves at the lop .s a |s'culiarl,v \ i�-id light tins.11. There Is a coithl.der-able itmoili.l of ja.-kpino also mid scatleivd snnic -. IUr.. alli| theivi.ro Uttturo! openings uiuong the liv-s, which are invmia' ly culled prairie.;, thouuh they mjuv be tun big enough to turn around .11. One of tlwsu op-erfugs, cullotl I'oa-N'ine pruirio, was a nurrow strip about a niHo long .slrotching dowr to a piwtt.y civvk on one side. A8 it luy ,UM|U,. th., brilliant August sunshine, I have never soon anything richer, greener or more beautiful. And litis was the north! Nothing untoward interrupted our I.rogross across the portnge. Wo snw a lynx or two. mill innuniera'ltlo fros.i trnvkK of boor, and moose, nnd we capsiAsI once iiiiioiig the ntumps; that was all. The road is fair's" good. except about thirty Hides through the heuv.est tiniU'r. wh'i'..de a roa1"-ii.g lire The lit>t irfjltt on th � road we si \r ingly rich In the country, howvver. it has the reputation of being voir iroHtv, mut the two Koltlors. half-brcods, upon .t, do not attempt to ru'Ro anything The night we slept there it certainly horo out its reputation for frostite'ss. In th most glorious views in tho world. Tho river is eight hun-l dred feet below you in a narrow I trough-like valley, perhaps threo , miles from run to rim. At your left hand iho Heart river comes down 1 Continued on Pugo five. ;