Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 20, 1905, Lethbridge, Alberta
1 O Give If yon want to make a Christinas Present that will please ami gratify the recipient, a glance through our magnificent stock of Hardware and Fnrni lure will settle I he quest ion for yon. By way of suggestion we mention a few lin; specially suitable for Gifts: HARDWARE Skate9 Sleighs. Hockey Sticks. Toy Onus Air Rifles. 22Cnl. Rifles, Pocket Knives. Razors. 'Carving Sets, Etc. FURNITURE Photo Frames, Framed Pictures. Children's Rockers Kindergnrtiu Sets, Ladies' Writing Desks, Music Cabinets. Centre Tallies. Morris Chairs Rockers Couches. & STAFFORD TELEPHONt NO.'l r FOR ALL KINDS OF - Fresh and Salt Meats Fish, Poultry, Etc. PIGHE & MIRON Che fiotel flrlinaton * FRED. ROONEY, - PROP. * GOOD ACCOMMODA HON FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC I EXCELLENT CUISINE BATHS HOT AND COLD WATER 1 X KATES ,$i.SO A DAY X LETHBRIDGE - ALBERTA J BURNS & 00. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MEAT MERCHANTS LARGEST BUYERS AND SHIPPERS OF LIVE STOCK IN THE NORTHWEST LETHBRIDGE - ALBERTA TELEPHONE 91 HEAD OFFICE, - CALGARY SIMMONS & BENNETT Barrister s &c I.ETl'BUIUlIK ANI> CAUOSTON Lethbridge Oflice. Suuthanl Block Money to Lend on Town and ' Farm Pr iperty C. V BussF.ir , H A., B. A. (;, o vi 'Prose u.oi The Palace Stables J. McB SHIVELY, Prop BEST HORSES AND RIGS Drivers for any part of the district HORSES FED AT KEASUN-ABLE RATES PIONEER MEAT MARKET AT NUMBER THREE This market is equipped to meet the popular demand of the the dislri'-t FRED HOPKINS, * PROP. PHOTOS Hammond Bros. Photographers To advertise their hue and up-to-date Portraits, Will give Free Sittings To all who call THIS MONTH. No Money To'Pay at the time of sitting. If you don't like them when finished, don't pay i'or them. HAMMOND BROS. iodines, BRIGHT and SPARKLING es foj the elaborate banquet ox '>i- �lmole family repa�t jean be >nl-red from us with the certainty a.ji u o quality wilt be high and (be jn ioj m'ulerate. Our k>ite i.ithe had taken a walk around the town, and it was surprising the advancement that had taken place in the last two years, when he was here before for a few days, in the way of tree and shrubbery planting. Mr. Beasley is an authority on the subject, anil gave it as his opinion that before ten years had passed the residential portion of the town 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, lie cited us instances of towns he had visited, which were situated similar to Lethbridge. where properties on which trees, etc. had been planted 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 ami a little work anil 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 vino planting both in the ca6t 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 ou'y about 1") years. The elm and ash are hardy old stayers who go over the century mark. Planting for large areas, with a view to. protection, the--0l>l'>'\ and liaLu of (iil.aii, prow most effective. We hope the citizens will continue to realize the advantages of tree ami shrubbery growing, and that there will be a keen competi-ion for the Bowman and Herald prizes. \V E C A N liUOW FR I' IT 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 tin- truth. In fact some of the finest fruit one could wish to set) was grown right in Lethbridge the past season. Although the industry has not been conducted on a large scale, still the jk>s-sibilities for the future have been positively proven by Mr. Fairfield, Mr. Sherlock. Father VanTigheui and others. Mr. Sherlock picked some of the finest apples one could wish to see, and his currant bushes were fairly overloaded. Straw-benies bore excellently. The rasplnTries did not do so well this year as these plants need greater protection. Father YanTighem and Mr. Fairfield also raised these fruits with equal success. Plum and cherry trees, etc., aro doing splendidly. The late winter frosts aro liable to affect the tenderer plants, but with manuring and careful attention it has been shown that this drawback can bo over come. Of course the ono thing necessary is protection from wind, and the above goutlemen have reduced this difficulty to a minimum. Before many years this should Ikj 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 hind. Around Brandon this has become nn important feature, and the situation here is many times more favorable by reason of our more temperate climate. With the mutter of protection looked after the rest will be easy. A FIERCE FIGHT Dog and Two Wolves have a Very Warm Mix-up. D. C. McLeay, n new settler from Montana, was in from his ranch about JM> miles out. on Monday for a 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 excel dingly poor for the wolves about the timo of that spell of cold and snow, and the animals became very bold and daring, nosing around the ranch even in broad daylight trying to djet a chance at the tender deli-cacies of choice beef cattle. One evening about two weeks agj while Mr. McLeay and his 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 tight. The battle was a vicious one, and, having no weapon, 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 wonderful fighting proclivities soon began to tell on ono of the wolves, which rolled 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 aid 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 saved his life. Mr. McLeay says the sight of this fierce fray was intensely exciting, but that if he ever witnesses such a battle ngain. he hopes it will be someone else's dog. -YARDS AT- LETHBRIDGE, RAYMOND, STIRLING, TABOR, Edwards-Dennis-Bennett Libel Suits Things are wurming up in the libel suit line at Calvary. Dennis sues Edwards, and hdwartls brings action against both Dennis and Bennett. The Herald says:- -Robert C. 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 O.P.R. official in last week's issue, which the latter claims to be libelous. NEW DAILY TRAIN Extra Passenger Service Between '' ~ Calgary and McLeod. Commencing with the first of the new year the C. P. R. will run an extra train daily on the south binncli l>etweeii Calgary and >loc leod. This will lie run at a very convenient hour, leaving Calgary at S.15 in the morning and reaching Macleod at 13.4"). The return trip commences at 1.V45 and the train reaches Calgary at 21 o'clock. This mixed train will supply thV south country with a double service which will facilitate business along that branch to the advantage of lioth this country and the intervening towns. FRASER BOYS HONORED Cameron and Jesse Fraser Receive Farewell Ovations. On Tuesday, Dec. 18th, a unique, presentation was made to Cameron Fraser, who for about seventeen 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 connected with it ns leaders, organists or vocalists. When it became known that. Mr. Frnser was leaving Lethbridge for Laeombo action was taken and every member as far as known was written to, with one exception, whose address is unknown. The majority replied and letters are arriving at the the date of writing, so that it would be safe to say that everyone resi>onded to the request made. If s|Mice would allow for quotations from the letters received from Alaska to Ottawa, and Edmonton to Cardston, telling of the happy days spent here, and stating that they are glad to know they are not forgotten and that they have had the opportunity of giving the "old reliable" a sond-otT. All of these have been enclosed with the address and forwarded to Mr. Fraser with the gift, which is a very fine Durer violin, selected by Mr. P. B. C. Turner, of tin; Turner Music Store. Winnipeg. Below is iipiH'iuled the address: Mi;. C. Fkaskk Dear Friend Cameron:-From the four 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 our 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 Ikiw is drawn across the strings, listen, and you will hear the breathings of friendship true, tender and strong, and as the Bweet strains tloat aixnit you think of those who wish you a merry Christinas and a glad New Year. Signe I in harmony. Here follows the names of th>' 130 past and present members spoken of above.- which our limited spare fui Ms publishing. )rrr( xsxs 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- Almer Canned Goodsand General Groceries. StocK Complete in A'l Lines. CAR ft I W �* RAYMOND FLOUR Bran, Shorts and Chicken Wheat, R. & K. Rolled Oats, etc. Cbe Bctttley Co'y, Dd WIIOi.ESAM': AND RETAIL 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'u. The prize list has been revised somewhat and a fuller classiticatii-ii provided for fat animals of pure brcwling, but in all other respects it is the same as lust year. The prize money offer-ill is quite large and should be an inducement to feeders to put up animals to fatteu. Prices are offered for pure-brud Shorthorns, Herefords, Polled Angus, and Galloways of all ages, us well as a wide classification for all ages of grade steers, heifers, and cows. Liberal prizes are offered for both sheep and swine. The curcass competitions, which were very interesting last year, are being continued with large prizes for cattle, sheep and swine. The show will bo held at Calgary at the time of the annual Bull Sale in May, and the prize list will be issued shortly Full particulars can bo had from C. W. Peterson, secetary Live Stock Association, Calgary, or the Department of Agriculture, Edmonton. R. C. Edwunls, editor of the Eyes-opener, has instructed his solicitor to commence proceedings against J. S. Dennis and R. B. Bennett for an alleged libel contained in a communication in which ! Mr. Edwards is said to have unit Will Pay You To See Our successfully uttempted to blackmail Stock Before Buying Ebewliore. tho 0. P. R. nnd Mr. Bennett. Sheep in Alberta. J. L. Oruy, of Milk River, was in town on Wednesday. Mr. Gray is one of the largest sheep owners 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 representee: '"The sheep situation in Southern Allierta 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 huve about 4000 ewes, and 1 would not listen to any offer of $5.00 a heud at this time. Of course after lambing time when the wool has been sheared and the lambs have been bom. there may be a drop in the prico of ewes, but sheep at this time in Southern Alberta are the reul thing." Sheep raising is becoming one of the profitable industries of this section, and the men who understand their business are making money. DANCE FOR JESSE FRASER Jesse Fraser, who has also left for Lacombe, was tendered a farewell dance in Oliver's hall on Friday evening, the 15th inst. The dance was given at the instance of the B. C. IT. club. ,:f which Mr. Fraser was an ardent and much resiK'cted member. The evening passed off most enjoyably to all of the forty couple present, but many were the expressions of regret at the departure from our midst of such a popular young man. After an appetising supin-r hud been discussed, Dr. R. C. McClure. 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 dcixirt-ing 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 ugo to engage in ranching. Jesse left last night and will go into partnership with his brother-in-law, J. T. Parker, where he will ruise pure bred Herefords and other stock. High Tribute to Alberta Wheat. Winnipeg. Dec. 1(5.-Wm. S. Jackson,president of the Chicago of board of trade, who recently visited Winnipeg and who has been testing samples of western winter wheat Buys: "The samples of red and white winter wheat from Alberta have been submitted to our large millers, to chief grain inspector Smiley .to the exports buyers of our elevators and unofficially to the grain cotnit-teo of our board. Tt wub the judgment of all that the wheat w.ib exceptionally fine and would grade No. 1 an almost unknown quantity. "Many wore aware that the experiments in growing winter varieties of wheat had been made in the Canadian Northwest but few wore aware of the results. The samples excited a great deal of interest ond several parties expressed a desire to own land producing such a quality of grain." 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 Jb rumored that the Bank of Montreal and Bank of Nova Scotia-will open brunches 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. ^ Henderson, of Raymond, got hold of some strychnine the other day and although she just "touohed' her tongue to it," she was taken ill with convulsions and Dr. Rivers had a hard time saving the child's life. HEAT IS NECESSARY IN COLD WEATHER . $p ^ $p We furnish the^most economical heat as our stoves give the Maximum Heat for the Minimum Fuel Used... Plumbing, Hot Water and S Steam Heating is our specialty ff * fiicfc % makely * n �*>0, for... all xmas. presents 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 Sl.UU, for $2.00. SEE WINDOW DISPLAY AT G. U. VROOMAN. Hardware * ? ? ? ? ? ? V y ? ? ? ? v T Y t ? V ? X Geo. Houk is still selling the purest of WINFS ��LIQUORS at tlie same stand |j Building Material What you buy there is always right and can bo depended upon Geo. Houk ? ? ? y y y y y y y y y y y y x We csn supply you with Sashes an j Doors, Window and Door Frames; Office, Bank and House Fittings. < FINISHED LUMBER & TURN INGSOF ALL KINDS Clear and common lumber on hand! (Quotations promptly given ou application CRANBROOK & Door Factory CUANBROOK, B, C.