Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 20, 1905, Lethbridge, Alberta
^ To ^ Give If you want to nmko a Christmas Pieseiit tliat will please and J gratify the recipient, a glance throiis. Children's Rockers Kindergartin Set?, Lndics" Writing Desks, Music Cabinets, Centre Tallies, Morris Chairs Rockers Couches. TELEPHONE NO;li -FOR ALL JvINDS OF- Fresh and Salt Meats Fish, Poultry, Etc. PIOHE & MIRON FRED. ROONEY, - PROP. GOOD ACCOMMODAHON FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC EXCELIENT CUISINE BATHS HOT AND COLD WATER RATES ,$1.30 A DAY LETHBRIDGE - ALBERTA . BURNS & GO. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MEAT MERCHANTS LARGEST BUYERS AND SHIPPERS OF LIVE STOCK IN THE NORTHWEST LETHBRIDGE - ALBERTA TELEPHONE 91 HEAD OFFICE, . CALGARY SIMMONS & BENNETT Barristers horie VJ. Lethbridge, Alta. Outsiders Notice Improvements Recently Taken Place. Tin- tree plniiting proixDsitioii'is TioAV Olio of tlio most discussed and most iinijortant in the citj'-and too uiiicli yrouiiiietice camiot be frivcu lo it. You hear the question brought up OQ tue street, iu the business places and in the homes. Is is a cominou thing to hear the merits of the various species of plants discussed in the lobbies of the hotels, as regards their adaptability to OUT soil and climate; and frequently one good wife is heanl to shout to her neighbor on the other side of.the fence that "John allows he is going to set out a couple of dozen trees ne.xt spring, and we'll have a tine place here before long." It is indeetl a good sign to see i^eople taking an active interest,along this line of progress. Outsiders, too, notice the improvement, and the other day J. McL. Beasley. a prominent Ontario horticulturist, In ('Diiversation with the Herald said taat he had taken a walk aromid the town, and it was surprising the advanceitient that had taken place in the last two years, when he was here before for a few days, la the way of tree nud shrubbery planting. Mr. Beasley is an authority on the subject, and gave it as his opinion that before ten years had passed the residential portion of the to^vn would be a veritable garden of beautiful foliage, providing the home owners kept up the same rate of progress they were showing at present, and carefully attended to the growing plants. He cited us instances of towiis he had visited, which were situated similar to Lethbridge, where proiJerties on which trees, etc. had been planttxl commanded often twice as high a price as those devoid of such enhancement. This, of course, is a well known fact, but it is often forgotten, and should not be lost sight of. By a comparatively small outlay and a little work and attention even the smallest property owner can make his home valuable. R. E. Sherlock, who has had a long and varied experience in tree and vine planting both in the east and in this section, advises for ornamental and shade purposes the planting of the Manitoba maple, with rock elm and ash in between. The maple is of a strong, quick growth, but its life is on'y about 15 years. The elcft and ash are hawly old stayers who go over the century mark. Planting for large areas, with a view ta-protection, the J^pht, and Saliii cf GiL-ad, prove most effective. We hope the citizens will continue to realize the advantages of tree and shrubbery growing, and that there will be a keen competi-ion for the Bowman and Herald prizes. Geoi-ge Rogers LUMBER The Old Reliable Yard North of Freighf Shed. Widest Choice Highest Gradest Lowes! Prices -YARDS AT- WE CA^\ GROW FRUIT It is the impression in many places, and even by many people living right in our midst that fruit-raising cannot be successfully conducted in this section. This is by no means the truth. . In fact some of the finest fruit one could wish to see was grown right in Lethbridge the past season. Altliough the industry has not been conduct ed on a large scale, still the pos-sibiliMes for the future have been positively proven by Mr. Fairfield, Mr. Sherlock. Father VanTighem and others. Mr. Sherlock picked some of the finest apples one could wish to see, and his currant bushes were fairly overloaded. Straw-ben ies bore excellently. The raspberries did not do so well this year as these plants need greater lirotection. Father VanTighem and Mr. Fairfield also raised these fruits with equal success. Plum and cherry trees, etc., are doing splendidly. The late winter frosts are liable to affect the tenderer plants, but with manuring and careful attention it has been shown that this drawback can be overcome. Of course the one thing necessary is protection from wind, and the above gentlemen have reduced this difficulty to a minimum. before many years this should be a great fruit-growing country, and the farmers are already looking into the matter. There is not the slightest reason why they should not have some of the finest orchards in the land. Around Brandon this has become an important feature, and the situation here is many times more favorable by reason of our more temperate climate. With the matter of protection looked after the rest will be easy. Do^ and Two Wolves have a Very Warm Mix-up. D. C. McLeay, n new settler from Montana, was in from his ranch iibout 30 miles out, on Monday for n stock of supplies, and while here told an exciting story of a fierce fight which occurred on his ranch between his collie dog and two fully grown wolves. It seems that pickings were exceedingly poor for the wolves about the time of that siiell of cold and snow, and the animals became very bold and daring, nosing arounl the ranch even in broad daylight trying to get a chanbe at the tender delicacies of choice beef cattle. One evening about two_ weeks ago while Mr. McLeay and fiis faithful collie were returning to the shack they came in sight of a couple of hungry-looking fully grown wolves. The dog immediately made for them, and the brutes turned and gave fight. The kittle was a vicious one, and, having no weaix)n, Mr. McLeay very prudently kept out of the mix-up. For a while it looked as if the wolves would get the best of it, but the dog's wonderfxd fighting proclivities soon began to tt'll on one of the wolves, which rolleK;! over with his throat horribly torn and bleeding a stream. The other wolf seemed to lose heart after his companion had taken the count and it was not long before the brave canine had him gasping, and McLeay, who in the meantime had found a stout club, quickly put him out of business. Although a proud victor, the collie's condition was very groggy. He was lame md bleeding from innumerable injuries, and as he lay panting after the fray, Mr. McLeay feared his brave and loyal dumb friend was also going to pass in his checks, but on examination the injuries, although numerous and painful, were not of a very serious nature. The dog's thick coat of long hair protected him greatly and doubtless sivved his life. Mr. McLeay says the sight of this fierce fray was intensely exciting, but that if he ever witnesses such a ba�tle again, he hopes it will be someone else's dog. NEW DAILY TRAIN Extra^ Passen^rtervlce Between ' *~ Calgary and McLeod. Commencing ^^-ith the first of the new year the C. P. R. will run an extra tcain daily on the south brancti between Calgary and Mac leod. This will be ran at a very convenient hour, leaving Calgary at 8.15 in the morning and reaching Macleod at 13.45. The return trip commences at 15.45 and the train reaches Calgary at 21 o'clock. This mixetl train will supply thV; south country with a double service which will facilitate business along that branch to the advantiige of both this country and the intervening towns. Fat Stock Show for Alberta. Breeders and feeders in Alberta will be pleased to learn that another fat stock show will be held under the joint auspices of the Alberta Departmentof Agriculture, and the Livestock Ass'n. The prize Ust has been revised somewhat and a fuller classification provided for fat animals of pure breeding, but in all other resi^ects it is the same as last year. The prize money offered is quite large and should be an inducement to feeders to put up animals to fatten. Prices are offered for ptire-bred Shorthorns, Herefords, Polled Angus, and Galloways of all agos, as well as a wide classification for all ages of grade steers, heifers, and cows. Liberal prizes are offered for both sheep and swine. The carcass competitions, which were very interesting last year, are being continued with large prizes for cattle, sheep and swine. The show will be held at Calgary at the titne of the annual Bull Sale in May, and the prize List will be issued shortly Full particulars can be had from C. W. Peterson, secetary Live Stock Association, Calgary, or the Department of Agriculture, Edmonton. FRASER BOYS HONORED Cameron and Jesse Fraser Receive Farewell Ovations. On Tuosday, Dec. 18th, a unique presentation was made to Cameron Fraser, wiio for about sev(3nt43eii years was a member of Knox church choir, and if called upon could give many interesting reminiscences of the associations with the 130 past and present members and those coitnected with it as leiiders, organists or vocalists. When it became kno\m that Mr. Fraser was leaving Lethbridge for Lacoinbe action was taken and every member as far as known was written to, with one exception, whose address is unknowni. The majority reiilietl and letters are arriving at the the date of writing, so that it would be safe to say that everyone resiwnded to the request made. If siwce would allow for quotations from the letters received from Alaska to Ottawa, and Edmonton to Cardston, telling of the hajjpy days spent here, and stating that they are glad to know they are not forgotten and that they haA'e had the opportunity of giving the "old reliab le" a se^id-off. All of these have been enclosed Math the address and forwarded to Mr. Fraser with the gift, wliich is a very fine Durer violin, selected by Mr. P. B. C. Turner, of the Turner Music Store, Winnipt^g. Below is apptnided the address: Mk. C. Fkasek Dear Friend Cameron:-From the foitr quarters of the Globe, we, your one-time fellow singers, send greeting. As years have come and gone and new voices have joined in singing onr anthems of praise, we have not forgotten those whose tones mingled with ours in days gone by, and in memory of those old times we send you this token of our love and esteem. When the how is drawn across the strings, listen, and yoti will hear the breathings of fi'iendship true, tender and strong, and as the sweet strains float about you think of those who wish you a merry Christmas and a glad New Year. Signe I in harmony. Here follows the names of th^? 130 past and present members sjxjken of above,- wLich our limited spaee �ui: "ds publishing. DANCE FOR JESSE FRASER Jesse Eraser, who has also left for Lacombe, was tendered a farewell dance in Olivers hall on Friday evening, the 15th inst. The dance was given at the instance of the B. C. I. T. club, cf which Mr. Fraser was an ardent and much respected member. The evening passed off most enjoyably to all of the forty couple present, but many were the expressions of regret at the deimrture from our midst of such a popular young man. After an appetising supper had been discussed. Dr. R. C. McOlure, on behalf of the club, presented Mr. Fraser with a solid gold locket and chain. The doctor spo'.;e very eloquently of the high character and good fellowship of the departing member, voicing the sentiments of all present. Mr. Fraser fittingly responded in a few well chosen words of gratitude. The Fraser boys have been in Lethbridge since '88. Cameron went north to Lacombe a short time ago to engage in ranching. Jesse left last night and will go into partnership with his brother-in-law, J. T. Parker, where he will r*ise pure bred HerefonJs and other stock. Edwards-Dennis-Bennett Libel Suits Things are warming up in the libel suit line at Calgary. Dennis sues Edwards, and Edwards brings action against both Dennis and Bennett. The Herald says:- - Robert O, Edwards, editor of the Eye-opener, has been charged by J. S. Dennis with criminal libel. The suit grows out of the publication by Mr. Edwards of criticisms of the C.P.R. official in last week's issuC) which the latter claims to be libelous. Sheef) in Alberta. J. L. Gray, of Milk River, was in town on Wednesday. Mr. Gray - - is one of the largest sheep owners jo^n land producing sucli a quality Ilia biiBiriPaa of grain. High Tribute to Alberta Wheat Winnipeg, Dec. 16.-Wm. S. Jacksou,prosident of the Chicago of board of trade, who recently visited Winnipeg and who has be�ii testing samples of western- winter wheat says: "The samples of red and white winter wheat from Alberta have been submitted to our large millers, to chief grain inspector Smiley .to the experts buyers of our elevators and unofficially to the grain com it-tee of our board. It was the judgment of all that the wheat was exceptionally fine and would grade No. 1 an almost unknown quantity. "Many were aware that the experiments in growing winter varieties of wheat had been made in the Canadian Northwest but few were aware of the results. The samples excited a great deal of interest and several parties expressed a desire to LETHBRIDGE, RAYMOND. STIRUNG, TABOR. It Will Pay You To See Our Stock Before Buying Elsewhere, R. C. Edwards, editor of the Eye-opener, has instructed bis, solicitor to commence plwceedings Southern Alberta are against J. S. Dennis and R. B. " Bennett for an alleged libel contained in a communication in which Mr. Edwards \s said to have unsuccessfully attempted to blackmail the 0, P. R. and Mr. Bennett. in this secton, and by his business ability is demonstrating what a practical sheep man can. do in Alberta in his line. Speaking of the situation, Mr. Gray said to a Herald representive: "The sheep situation in Southern Alberta is very satisfactory, and I look to see prices better next spring than they have been for some time. The demand is strong and the supply is limited. I have about 4000 ewes, and I would not listen to any offer of 15.00 a head at tiiis time. Of course after lambing time when the wool has b^en sheared and the lambs have been born, there may be a drop in the price of ewes, but sheep at this time in the real thing. Sheep raising is becoming one of the profitiible industries of this section, and the men stand their business money. News Notes. The High River Times publishes a report that R. A. Wallace, M.P.P. for High River, will be the first speaker of the Alberta legislature. It is rumored that the Bank of Montreal and Bank of Nova Scotia will open branches in High River. High.River is to be incorporated as a town. Mayor Green, of Raymond, has gone to Winnipeg to market a consignment of beef. The little daughter of R. ,4, Henderson, of Raymond, got hold of some strychnine the other day 1 and although she just "touched her tongue to it," she was taken ill who under-1 with convulsions and Dr. Rivers are making ' bad a hard time saving the child's I life. JUST PLACED IN STOCK -A FULL ASSORTMENT OF----- Christie Brown's Biscuits and Confectionery^^^^^^ Including Fancy Biscuits and Plum Pudding in tins ALSO CAR OF- Aimer Canned Goodsand Generai Groceries. StocK Complete in A'I Lines. MMl RAYMOND FLOUR Bran, Shorts and Chicken Wheat, B. & K. Rolled Oats, etc. Che Beniley Coy, Eld WIIOI ESALE A^D RETAIL HEAT IS NECESSARY IN COLD WEATHER... ^ ^ ^ We fiTrnish the^most economical heat as our stoves give the Maximum Heat for the Minimum Fuel Used... Plum^^ Steam Heating is our specialty Rick $ Oldkely TKe LetKbridg'e Hotel Eatablished 1885 W. Henderson, Proprietor The largest and bcst equipped hotel in Southern Alberta HEADQU.4RTEKS FOR COMMERCIAL MEN WHHN IN LHTHBMUGE STOP AT THE BALMORAL HOTEL Neat rooms, fine dining room and best of goods at tlie bar W. HENDERSON, PROPRIETOR STOVES AT COST We will offer for 30 days only all Heilting Stoves at cost marked in plain figures. Cold blast Lanterns, Reg. $1.00, for..................55c each XMAS. PRELSEN-rS Such as Silver Knives, Forks, Spoons, Carvers in cases. Razors. Jack-knives, Skates and Silver Tea Kettles at Lowest prices. Small 22 Cal. Rifles, regular 3.00, for $2.00. SEE WINDOW DISPLAY AT G.kVROOMAN. - Hardware Ceo. Houk is still selling the purest of WINF8 *"� LIQUORS at the same stand What you buy there is always right and can be depended upon I Qeo. Houk Building Material We ego supply you with Sashes and Doors, Window and Door Frames 1 Office. Bank add House FittinKs. FINISHED LUMBER & TURN INGS OF ALL KINDS Clear and common lumber on haud| Quotations promptly given on application CRANBRQOK U^l Door Factory CRANBROOK, B. C.