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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 20, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Eeihbri �t Iron Castings and Machine Work Structural Steel Columns, Sashweights MILL AND MINE SUPPLIES TRACTION ENGINE REPAIRS A Journey to Peaee River Valves 0 I w b.u"( rn'rfo'r Pipe Bar Iron BtbUt Metal Mifttrt' Tool* The Peace Hiver Is destined lo If-come "the great highway of tte whole north. At present it is navlgahla ^ tor flat-bottomed steamers all the way from Fort Hudson's Hop*' in tho Itoeky Mountains to the Chut>s 50 mile** telow Fort Vermillion, distance of over Cbo mile*. At iho Chutes where the river tumble or.T heaped and hollowed hilts, sweeping U|* in countless terraces and batted in sunlight all day. With the exception of Messrs. Brick and farson anil ite mission, tte j farmers are dellfihtful amateurs. The half*breed* faun a little, trap a little, freight a little and idle s good dea I. Money luts not very much Mgniflcancc to thorn as yet; the main Is to get enough to eat. After that is secured, things are left pretty much to take car? of thenvtelves. I u j never met a man who worried about anything in tlw north. Ah long ai you arc st*ong and well, you aro not bushel*. They hnd no front this season, hut ooraMon'illy the formers are, obligee) to build t^ival tumid gen, tntiiih tho saire as tte ornrge farmers In ('nlfforniii. Ther.i Is a Hour mill and a sawmill here ami stores of tho'coin pany and Hovlllon brothers. There i�i also a Uoman Catholic mission* 1 m�t two English ladies going to tho!str,kp ,atter. Ttey missed tho launch at the landing and would bo obtiged to I paid, travel tho three hundred m.les on o 1 raft. Vermillion is virtually cut ofl ' from tte world from N'ox'cmter *io April. The only umn who braves Echoes of referring coal to tho recent here, F. A. Ac) and, V-ostorn correspondent of the Toronto Globe, Il^nce it is Umt all eyes have turn- BOILER REPAIRS OF ALL KINDS a limestone ridgo, there is a half-[llkeij, to starve. In the noasons COMPETENT DOILKRMAKKR SENT OUT WHEN REQUIRED dToToTOrojD:o:n;n;o:o:o mile portage, around which 'it would be easy to build a canal. Thlswould open navigation down to Lake Ath-whpuwa on down the Oreat Slr/e river to Fort Smith, whore ttefe nr* twelve miles of rapid?.. In the course ! of time, no ttoubt, tho government! SK1TLKMKV V will build a canal or two, and then i The when fur is plentiful, your credit �s good at tte store, and you live luxuriously. When fur is scarce scratch along on best, jfau way wa.1t for tetter times. you and that three hundred mile trip over the , t Uho* i� no. n house of any kh.rt ; :"..lhe t0�'u,;V �~ w.or!t,n�. ^ all th.* way) is a mail carrier r oak e* mo n t h I y trips w 11, h a tsotn. r�rr to hfNVt;n.\\. fJotr tho way viU 1* open from tl�o moun- I tains clear through to the Arctic . ^y^l by tlw government. The Place Purchase At moderate prices is at lis�ions, and u sioatn launch which was brought from thi Uik,� of tho Wood*. Nnvifjution is np�>n �.n tho Pcaco from nlmut th*� 30th of Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Finger Rings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, Bracelets, Dumb-bell Links, Lockets, Cuff Links, Neck Chains. of (ho opinion that the boat of white \vhuo>t can bn procured in Southern Alberto l>y welocUng carefully from seed u I ready with us. Mr. J funic son of the Alberta rac-(lftc Klrvntor Co. took t the sland an J told tho commission thnt ha wns jtrnwIUntf agent'for tlw company and had tho suporintemlenry of sixtwn ' po.nts. lloing a profe^sloiv.U ho cam* 'in for rig-ki inh|>o.olion and quite a 'little 4ntore�ting fairing took plucc, but no incriminating evidence wan rcconkd against th.� agent or hln coiu(>nny. Mr. Jamtcson -thinks A] * lyorto oats tho bast Iw has scon any j where and that there is no necessity ilo lower woights on wheat in tlw Soutliornrnottt part of Alborta, for he has known first-class Akl>ei*tu Hed to go i\H high in wt'ight as M tbs. Iiwr bushel, but our V'hKo wheiit to go No. I {J>ou)d go fif) pounds, Mr. Jamicson, continuing, said: Wo arc all looking for a market to j ^r ftlwut \w;olVc ^ io �� ��' � tlu wc�t and a terminal tile vat or at (Vancouver, -though not an Absolute j ***** ,ut four a� ftour Tl^rt. would he an ndvantngo In forward . laPr! occasional pk-ce-i of swift water, fug business, for. In reaching out for I hul nat * m�>W ^"fl** **w w��>lo Uu Vaclfic or Orkntal trade wo nnwt j w*3'- At Chutes the Kmcv Kiv compete with the Western States. lor connects w\th tho company's White wh.xit or wft wheat, in at "rahaine, which plies dowf. 'preswit the favorite in Japan. but lf> Fort w���th. From tho otter sufe Iwe hope to educate the Jananeiw to !nf Smith's portage the steAmor 11kh'e It v a tIox 54 I !�t.opl>Ofl r l tlv settleiivjnl L*-si , days waiting for  means totnakc tlement has lately been si e.. j the next i?ta(Te (�i the journey up to the end of Mini lim-1 I Oath or - t>un\"cgan. At iginul settlor is allowed IdO acres, f two travellers with a I uckbourd nnrt Ax present tJiere ar�? thive steamers a"'J those who took up their land'team, who had come all ih. on the Peace; the reace lUver, a \ before the Isutt treaty was made {H ! through from Kdmoniun. no trim stern*wheeler. with first-ciasrt accommodations for passon^erH. own w ii,* ir.eaii years ago) are, it is uhdorf>lood. to-font, arrival, and I mad.> nn at -�et all the land they have cultivat* ; rahgetnent t" accompany th^m. 1 ctween the company and the nun in March lust, a strike was call* eel, und the mine has been closed or crippled over since, and now, when its normal output at this season would reach tlvj figure of 1,000 to j 1,200 tow* it is turning out between ;200 ami 300 only. When the men i went on strike there were 580 work- p fng in the mine; this week there wero i about 285 at work, but, many of |ttern are green men, and the odtput is hardly in proportion oven to the .diminished number. The protracted nature of the fctriko has resulted 'in : many of the men going off. Many of ihorn at the time of departure had t ne and tfr ,v,,w* '%,tWi m ^i"^"^'T "- i'* ,^ne pn�..'- -; - "... ji� attefirtett by the bonk books. It however, tlw water get* wry low on , million, has hren surveyed. A squat*; to the north and west. Wry ,iM,�;womW ^ n�wuri, ot course t6 sug* itho tipper reaches of-tho river. ' t�r. may however, take up his quar* | iA knovin aljout this country only �  ^ ^  ^ l.i. have been explored and;� Bt a  _ ______ _4  _t The IHstce ttlvor makes regulartri|)�* ; u,>' *Hrfcior. where h? liken. ilotw^i Kort Hudson's l!oi�e and tlv Chutes during the soasor.. It taWc* much the sarn-? as at Edmonton. It ites, however, the advantage of Ion- about one-third of that time to d.v ! summer days and more sunlight Tlie current the edges I the men did not set'forth a list of dr�. nvilw h�ck He sn.J I. �u� .> ( ^ prairie land all the way. with P/a^ � vine so thick it was dilneuli to a French Novelties China, Cut Glass Sterling Silver lour hard uheats which are better or 'ftXTftsary in milling high class flour. The proposition of inculcating a StfHtem of goitremeitt weighing of grain, which should be acceptable to buyer and setter, U another item tourhxl upon often at �thi*ir sitting, finding favor in moHt le con'usia; tte two. track xvlK-at^ingth- wheat! huilt whow lht% llrKl ,ai,rf>a tioyotitl ICdmouton will sun*ly K� | at that season Seeding is done at tte wi of April nnd the beginning |-through, of May. This 5-ear Mr. llrick start- Uhore of Hay lake, there ,*vi cutting his oats at the end ofUettler, who is said -to grow good duly, and by the Utft of August all j oats and barley, besides vegetables h.m grain was gathered, cm thev that this vast prairie placo. te was starting to thresh. As iand. which is known to extend for tte first frost in due ahout the 1st two htindretl miles along the norih of ScptvMnter. the farnwrn haw plen- [ And from fifteen to fifty miles ty of leeway. Their draw tuck, every a walk  u. not the chief part. St.11 further out, on the of wages l>art only, and probably district has some drawback, is a scarcity of rain nt the beginning ot tho vjason. in. is the country* of tho future. So one knows how much further north and west, the good land may exist. It Is true that at present there are the YIIU.OS AIU: I a IKS K It is a dimcult matter to analyse tho respective poifttlous of company and men, and it is hardly necessary. rlefly put. >�t was tho old question of unionism or non-union ism that confronted the management. Tho Ijethbridge mines have been operating for over twenty * yearn, and were free of labor troubles until a tew years ago, when a union was formed and a strike shortly afterwards called. Mr. K. T.* Oalt, the originator of the whole cluster of enterprises- railway, minos and irrigated lands- controlh�ct by tte company, and at that tim.: the most active spirit in management, had old-fashioned notions as to the relations between i We have the Stock. Wc are prepared to i.te you well. jeweler and Optician. loaded in n car and then purchased, street wheat ho'.n.t defined tvs what taken into elevator load by loari In order to handle the latter a certain amount of sprmd in nocs.sury for now that navigation is ch^^ can*>- this wteat and unload u-t a pi-ofit hit�-r. No very striking e\*ipen thj whole north during 'tte toaH.tu of navtgution. This may N* o� Foil Ifudson'n llr>pe or at Fort St. John, mi th*� ttpfKfr restches of the river, hut in view of tho lowne^s of tte wttter up there towards the end M the summer it is quite proUiblettet a point lower down will te cho*�n, I>unveg4in offers many advantage* Tteiv was 18 feet of water tter.j it. th? mkkite ot Heptemter and acr.iss tlu riv.T there is a vast coulee, whuh runs back for many n�les and would fiHw* the Iiik* an easy :o thi* river \mw\ Moreover, nntte'at that point. ocoasioruil summer frosts up on tmch, f*it thi� was the expeyieno;' �� .Manitoba, Saskatchewan awl the Tte test of tte wteat is tho finest * rest of Alberta tefore the lar.d wa"*|jj^ I evi�r saw. exceedingly large, firm, j cultivated. As long as there is a j rx-U grains; but as 1 say the farm.?rs hard sod on the ground, tte r^s | mpltaY and labor, and did not see aiv careless, untaught and heavily j of tte sun cannot pctunrnle into th" � ft||V miSQn for ftUoptlng lbofl0 not. handicapped CoimMeralile of apojr.joarth and tte heat rwliates as lonH to mouerQ conditions. lie fought n Brick's rdaiv, a.\;ks aftvr tte fiat�i had lie.ui cut. tte second growth was two f��M high and all h.\id hi**- tuck up nn th.* )>r.�ui�* this season he had a small amount oi barley in and ^\ much finer veg^Uibl- non I m*?m k put in. not ing th* ing AI up from Fort Vuru&llton each yeer. tte grain is bsulett or. a barge, than any down on ection district with its own survey board at Calgary to expedite business and g*ivo u bettor �upervis  ion of tte local graiu trado. All wiinoftp^ were iitikwl ah to thoir opinion of the weight demanded for No. 1 Alberta lied remaining ut OS pounds and tte unanimous vor-illet Sioenv) to bo that this standard i should not be lowered. Tte commission seem to l�o favorably impressed with the evidence that Alberta oats can be made a specialty, possibly with a grading of about 42 lbs per region. Sir. Mclean provxvt nn In -terestin^ witness and local opinion favors tte eomttetitlon of tte two track buyers there. The la men t- Althouth ttey are four hundr*H miles from a railroad, thoy havo a threshing mill at th? settlement too. It wuH brought In owr th.5 ico by Mr. llrick three y*s\r* ago- Thegrett dillteilty in to get help enough to run it I arriwsl at the nettlemi>nt Just as ttey were at>out to ln^ln op do An t grati^ftt^JPV^n ut 1110, and Hudson'* flop** several stenuous days cutting bunds Southern Alterta as to tte rules* and I 200 miles. The crossing consiHth on tte leedinK table, regulations in force for tte protec-jo1 tn� two stores and half a dozen  Kvtraordinaty vegetables ar> tion of the farmer and until tte lat- loK nwtw Thft "wHtlonwnt"'occupiestgrown in this district. IV^ldes all t*�r learns even in a modest degree to a long, narrow flat, which httfin* a- tha coarta�r kinds I ato ripe tonmt-iook after himself and hl�� own in- iltOUi nVe miU^ **�vo th>> crowing i a oei, tei\*st. he cannot extH�ct to hurry tte Ilhc "iter side. Tte settlement incomparaldy ricter. trouble w*ith frost th.s vmmhi. We traversisl sixty utll�*s of prairie U*tw�mvegan. It was th� invttiest. �g-icultural land I | mis^ioners, in view of the fact thai 1 Manitoba is celebrated for wheat, and as Alterta has already a claim I At tte on Alterta Red* and If Alborta oaU the newly developing centres of tte coal industry, and a district union was formed. No. 18, embracing FAHMIS'O OPKUATIONS. are to U u siieclal brand, it is fair to obliterate Saskatctexvan j p but tte opinion of some delegates in that Saskntctewan might take a brace on terley to get even flreat interest was evinced in this sitting which was tte means of clearing up many mi$undcr�tnrjd*ngs. In fact also that tte commission came d,*cided link with otter "tiottlemeot" Is tte fiue farm of the Uoman Catholic oils* .on whether! also the places of T. A. llrick, M.I� and otters. Tte re are in all ab- riwr j which 1 havo mentioned several times Ms tte favorite stamping ground for horses and cattle. It is coveredwlth y short rich gra&� and tte sun teats on it all day. and there is plenty of shelter among tte asp**n blunts ,n all tte little hollows. So fond are tte [ever, a chain of lakes from ten to � fifteen mite* teck from tte road. This road, by tte way. is excellent ! W(4h formoa. No. lfl, embracing the Coming down tte bill again at various local unions in those coal Dunvegun one has another glorious a.\t\Ht Finally, in February* last, tte view of tte IVace. The tenks lure \ v ,;UtXj Mjlie Workers formed a union are steeper, the river narrower, ni.d 1 at ijethbridge,- and w|)hin a month the water seems a.darker given. One|ino company and nwtn ted again cannot say enough in praise of tte Ueparatod and tte present protracted beuuty ol this i\*o\atkable stream, 'strike had eomm?noed. Tte contest 1 have teen asked many times how animals o! this hillside that it is ex-1 to get to tho 1 Hi ver. In tte place, 1 would very strongly those who are thinking of trenhdy difficult to keep work horse* j first, out six white men with farms -in tte * and milk cows around tte pl&ca; advise. wttlemont, and twice that numter of 1 ttey bike for the hills �t the first op emigrating to tte country- flwt. half-breeds. The land ts excellei.t and in tte tlftern yeurs It has teen cultivatwl tterx* ho� m>ver txen un absolute failuix?. Up nn top of tte tenk the land is much ricter, but port unity. At> in other parts of Ab \ U s a glorious country, but u i tural implements. Anything of that away certain that Alterta has a !u-1 kind costs a small fortune to bring ture and that Southern Alterta �s|jn. With these testacies -removed, to quality of grain produce | w to go it tey. It is secured th.� lake* to rhort many of them until there is a better means of communication, ts centred in tte first place not of course on tte right of tte men to Join tte United Mine Workers. That was a prix'ilego which aa freemen ttey tnjoyed, and to deny which wotdd have been tyranny. Tte real rocks of dissension were found when tte representatives of tte newly-organized union presented a schedule of demands of the company. A refusal to comply with these followed, and hence tte strike. Tte consider- I KOUT VF.ItMlMJOX. 1 did not haxn? t4me to visit to'lttanetU at Fort Vermillion, l a-; throe w rr/t tH^y would no doubt hav.5 sennit ion-tte tnil of tte kiM. Tim commlsijoii a! crop/;; �h it �is, ttey invariably do hundr^ mile*, down the river, tut 11 then bring in your goods und stKt are very painstaking, nccurne ^ndjwvll. ution of tte nature of tte denuimU then is bound to te soon. At tte!y must defer to my next letter, present tfune it is virtually impus - �� sibli* to tate u heavy goods or Winnipeg, l>oe. Tte settlement sti��d. during tho suuuu-i- Th.; uithin a month of one labor dispute wa> is to go yourself ftr^t, pick out hi .western Canada by tte interx*en-yotir location, havu ha> put ti|�, audition of un American citizen, and the methodical but have a kni^o*! Tte rix-er flat on which the settle 1 concerning it. Conditions gathered what infonnatlon J co-1 Id ^ "t �*ecuring evidence by using unfailing ment stands is u long, narrow strip *er;nt down there. The Imnks are tact, courtesy and good sense A 1 m- ftr>0ut ten miles long and up to one not high, but siopo gradually hue* mission and witnesson partwl tho 1 milo whlo. Ite ojku land has btvn i from tte river. A great >v ridgvs. Thcrii is a continual twenty thousand I imhuls Gf fiuce?srfion of beautifvil views li^m^were raised there this season. following Februar>, Just Iwfury tte tco jjiwti iiut. Ttiii wintei ''ids are first-class all tte way. W. II FOOTNKII. I*iles quick raiiei' front 1>: Snoop'* r. GERMAN a weight of 00 pounds abushel, not going quite so heavy as our red 1'te'ter Vrcok over J. IT. SchoOeld vheat. ' |by 8 *najority. Mitchell. Rhoul Mr. T. II. Woolford of Cnrdstoti is |BTOl>8ter and couacillors* I-obel were elect�t ihz road. On tte left hand s tte rix'or; on tho right tte fantastically R*t Magic Ointineiii. Hememter it's made alone for Piles-and it works with certainty and satiKfuei grain j^on- Itching, painful, protruding, oi jets' Tte-blind piles disappear like magie fart that ho was regarded us* the ftuprem* uuthority of tho men in another, shows at once tte disturbed state ot labor in this portion of tte f>ominiou und the strength of tte labor organization that fum.shes ait ctfucial vested with powers to extensive over Canadian industry, Tho coal m!r.ers' strike at F*mio, Il.C, i -vas ended last month by John . 'chell Minneapolis. Tte coal trike at l^thbridge, by wotdd haw been ended on. largest farmer is Sheridan Lawrence lit* u&4�. 'j'ry ji and see! whose crop totalled eight th'�u*a d l>. Uiginbotham 5; Company Sold by -I last by John Mitchell at * 1 Continued on �- j * ;