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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETUBRIDGE DA TLA' MB If AT, IT V Monday. Deccmliei- 23. Great Railway Development London Times Outlines Progress as Revealed In Western Canada 'Full length coat In Seal Coney, linei hcolo.-fid silk. DOcTwELLON DENIES YARN Ottawa. Dec. P. B. Mellon, director of the Jaw Electric Railway, says: "Absolutely nothing in reyort of Jaw electric railway sale. The president and directors I heard of any negotiations, Etiid would scarcely consider stirh a except at u very high flg- tii e." foUowiiiK article on Kailway .oi'Mt'iit i" Western Carnda is thi1 London Times of recent date, infornuuion supi-iied l.trgi-ly 'ivinit'f SIHou: ill.- yttira from 3SS1 io when 'iinadian Pacific railway was un- unsiriK-iion. thero were not moiv jn-oplt? jitMtUxl in the country iluu He between Hay. Out., and whal ia now the i of Vancouver. Manitoba and UrfiUli Culiimliiii at that lime wi-ro ;ht> only provinces beyond tlie Laktts: and Saskatchewan and Albena were then of the North-West T lories. diiliculrltfa had attend- ed tlie survey oi ihe railway; and iht: labor and uxnease of getting the sup- plies to ihe railway construction camps was enormous. There was 1U- tie regular communication between more i emote of those construction camps and the outside -world: and it only from infrequent reports in the newspapers and discussions in uem at Ottawa that people, in u Canada were informed of how [he ot" building the railway was proceeding. Two new transcontinent- al Trunk Pacific and the Canadian to- day being carried through the same country as tlie Canadian Pacific, nut Canadians all over ihe Dominion, are :ts familiar will! the progress that is being made on these lines, and with ihe. other great work that is now pro- ceeding west of the Great double-tracking o[ the Canadian Paci- they are with progress on street cnr HUM or sewer extensions in their own cities. All this railway building as much part of the contemporary history of the Dominion as is tlie great inllow ot' j m migration or the increasingly large grain crops of the prairie provinces. L'he story of it is fully told 10 the daily newspapers, often with the aid ot photosrniphs illustrating: the more mportant bridge -work, difficult pieces of rock cutting, track-laying machine? at work, J if e in the eonslnidion camp, ind also the scenic attractions of country that is being opened out by I the new lines. Every visitor to Can- ada during the summer months ol1 19'li', even those who did not. give much attention to the newspapers, could not fail to be impressed with the activity in railway building. It was an activity for 'which there was V7 117771 7 7 111 1 about'-tKe friends expect an inexpensive token at Christmas? An attractive holiday package of Lowney's fit this situation to a nicety. 1 About the "trimmings to your f Again you. have-in Lowney's Chocolate Bon- addition to your Christmas gifts. 7 I about the sweetmeats that you 'Cv: always-'have around at Christmas time? V'X'1' A package of Lowney's Chocolate Bon-Bona gives'you a wealth of delights. They are always delicious, pure and wholesome. You may choose between a variety of especially attractive packages that carry the holiday flavor. Lowney'a Chocolate Bon-Bons are sold at a of prices, depending on the fillings. Lowney'a Crest Chocolates, at one dollar a pound, are the last word in Chocolate Bon-Bons. Lowney's Chocolate Bon-Bons, made in our model Montreal factory, are sold by druggists and the higher clasa candy stores and grocery shops. BORi BONS The Walter M. Lowney Co. of Canada, Ltd., Montreal no parallel In the li'siory of any pun ot" Kit1 worKI. Wvl- tlt'iires of this were to be seen iu east. t'Mi ('itiiada as well as- iu ihe brid.m1 material and rolling stock inannfacturtd lu Nova Scotia Quebec ami Ontario wet-o west- WHII.I by take and railway, ami in ev- ery cfty east of Ureat Lukes labor agencies were recruiting men for Ib construction camps in dif west. In v.vsurn such as l-'ort William WJ nmnejr. Itcginu and Kdmomon, scores of labor agents were siniilariy employed, and every pasper-by became familiar with the extraordinary dp- inand for labor. Great Demand for Labor Outside each of liie labor offices tlicrs were blackboards on wbu-h early every morning were written in chalk, !u ninny languages, the names of the railway construction camps for which ihe labor ajvoiit was recruiting, the. description of work for which men j needed, the wages paid, iht> de- ductions from wages for board, and the statement thai railway fares wero paid to tlu- Ptaiion nearf-st (he camp. Clearing tile right-of-way the new line runs through timber was done by piece. The usual rate was u acre. Rock men were paid from to a day, and lite same rates were paid the steel gangs men who Uty the rails. -Men'who owned a pair of horses for team or shovel work were paid as high as ?7 or a day. Station who level the newly-made road and- pre- pare it for the sleepers and men who cut and cleared away trees, worked on piece, at. so much per 100 feet, and like the right- of-way men, they usually worked m partnership, with hours of work only limited by ihe daylight. Each ramp needed its engine-drivers, its black- smiths, its cooks, and its water boys, and all thuse wants were made known on the blackboards ol' the labor agents There was no charge for housing at the camps. The railway companies or: ihe contractors -furnibhed the cars, the huts or the tents in which thy men were housed. The charge for board! ranged from 54.50 to ?5 a week, a! charge no higher than at boarding houses iu western cities for laborers' or artisans, and the testimony every- where -was that exceptionally good board was furnished at the construc- tion camps. Not fewer than .15.000 men were at] work in on m-iv railways and tensions to existing lines in the four provinces west of the Great "Lakes. Twenty-five thousand men could have j been employed Imd they been avail- I able. It is doubtful if at any time in any part of ihe world a more polyglot army of mt-ii was ever engaged in rail- way construction than was in the! camps of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Al- j berta and British Columbia in the) summer ;un[ autumn months of this" year. Attempts were made to recruit men for thfs work m Unglund and 1 Scotland. Xo great success attended these efforts, chiefly because men will- ing to finisrutf.' from Great Britain were not adapted for ill is kind of work, uur accustomed to'the environ- ment in which it must be carried nn. Homesteaders in the prairie provin- ces and ;i number of fruit grow- j ere in British Columbia who ow-und horses worked on and off ai. niil'way I construction as the of their home.steads or fruit ranches jiennit- I ted. The [or men who could i bring horses fo the work was tempt- i ing to sealers were establishing I themselves iu Albena or SaEkatche- j wan, or wlio were starting on fruit I ranches in the lake or river valleys j of British Columbia. Apart from j those men. howuver, ilie number of j English, Scotch or Irfslmie-n at work A Absolutely i AT RYLANDS' Gifts Given Away From 6 to 10 Monday Evening INSTEAD of giving you a Calendar this year J- we are expressing our good will towards you in a more tangible way. To those who wish to partake of our offering we ask you to call at our Store this evening and the proposition outlined helow will be strictly adhered to. Everyone shares alike, no matter whether you have been a regular customer at the Sell-ior-Less" Store or not, Something For At Rylands every spent here tonight we give you 20c worth of merchandise Absolutely Free, and so on down the list Buy worth and you get 40c worth Free Buy worth and you get worth Free Buy worth and you get 60c worth Free Buy worth and you get worth Free Buy worth and you get 80c worth Free YQU Money, the Same Offer Holds Good C_l_ Pn-ir-fie on a" Handkerchiefs, Handbags, Silk and Satin Kimonas, Waists, Sewing Sets, Furs r ilCcS Gloves, Manicure' Sets, Fancy Linens, Stationery, and Men's Furnishings. This Offer is Good for Tonight Onhi RYLANDS The Sell-For-Less Store f.ftl miles Including 115 of double i rack between Brandon iiutl Regiiui. Double Tracking trackIBJ had be. it will extrnd to SI. John, Now Bruns- wick, via Montrca! and Mondon. The Canadian Northern, originally a com-! Fort XVtlliani in owning lines only in .Manitoba, j r-riUioii 1.1.SO the end of ihe season, anil when the grain croji began (o move towards "T, i! by.fl in np- in Brunei oi peg aii wliiMl t west of Winnipeg, j ng. winch was begun h-ans-j and miles in the country be-i -.en carried AR far line sinre On theuwpen file Lakes. miles west, or! Winni-1 Qrynti Trunk Pacific work bus tin Tho Canadiaii Northern diiThr d west of Fort William, llctb ib.e.-o already t year had WO FffiiGHIS IN Ef railway construction season in ihe spriug this year. Thf have lines connecting U'innipeg uTifior conKtrU'.'- withjlion ill tin; 'tvost, it iai'ge part ol" it Fti'i't William and Port Arthur, and! rilong tlie Thompson and ihe Fruscr first work done was on the divisions i aro aircady -m rhe (r.iiis-1 rivers in Hrltish Columbia.' between the Great Lakes ami (icg. bfii-ausc the pressure in mnmii nnfl winter months, when the .1IK, tho Trunk Pacific j fb It j port, business to the hyad of tlje j completed aboui. 4'tO miles before tht 1 e j Canadian Northern since winter weatlu-r set in, so that dirrina in ibe construction campi i parativeiy .small, because i of English IIHMI available for clearing, rock (Hitting. Ration work or truck laying very litmk-il. j Railway construolion was by no means the only work offering this I >ear in Canada for noivcom- i era from ilio old country who. not KOing on to lioiiiesieads. Tiu-rr; grain traffic is heaviest, is greatest beUvcen Winnipeg, where most, of the grain is graded by government inspect ors. and the terminal elevators at Fort Wiilinm and Port Arthur, whence grain is shipped by lake to Biiffalo during the winter nstruction season of since (.he These t Tain season of (eluding the llfi miles of doubla irack- ins of tile C. P. 11., l.fiOO miles 01' new o lines, which use the new station at V.'innipeg, arc now serving, or soon will servo, nearly all lint- were put. into service in Hrilisli Columbia, and the prair On much of thu construction now in I i and rjuitu a considerable amount, of the important towns between .the Lakes and the Coot hills of the Rocky. Mountains. IJoth Irnea go west from I will be possible during the win-1 Kdmonum. Alberta, by way of the Yel-j !-cr when fllc apason opens next.! and it is in Hrlllsh j -ycw nearly as many men will be' been pushing needed as havo been finpfoynd during com-and Montreal, und e number rail to St. John, New Brunswick. loghead grain is moving east ,s on .be lla of line Uilgary tn) j u has ,Jy SIl. i 'or almost all thc grain t busiJiRss originates cast ol' Calgary. of Labor during August, tt-inber aiwi October, added to the Itieliiird Premier ol' British Kashvard from Princ Grand Trunk Parific- Rupert completed four years spent Fon Dec. Woodhuid was Killed, Engineer Fer- gufion 'was badly scalded, freight en- gine- and three cars demolished and part of station destroyed by fire, when an cast bound freight crashed into another caslbound -freight which standing in front of Gravel tiun, of here at 11.'W hist Trniiic was held up for seven hours while the wreckage was being cleared. Woodland wart in the van of statifliiig iroi.n which was in charge CM' Conductor Gcrow. The fireman in the oilier train, which was lu churgw of Conductor Colter, jumped and es- caped without injury. ilitlicnlty experienced by ail the: far as Skecna river crossing, n railway coiiKlmciinn in tliat province j point about ISO miles from Prince A large part of this money t j poi Sandpaper can bo kept, in perfect condition by rolling it and placing it" in an air-right fruit j works on hand, or who: more wero needed jsi iranspori the on. thp lake siearners, tan dnt thf wburvcs atul gnttn elcval- j ors. at Fort William and at. .Port Ar- j tlnii-. Tire job has lm-n t'lift man all over thc Ibis year ;o rtii j extent unknown in tin; history ol' in Canada: :iiul win-never one asks; a; i h.-j'fl.'iiianiM's in Montreal, To- roiito or Winniiicu, I'Mniouton or Van- couvcr. how much work 'was planned for-lit 12. ;tnd how innrh of it is com- nlctfd. the i less been achieved than pian- nod, owing to ilic impossibility ot" sc- I curing labor thai uas rc'iuircd. j The plans of tht' Canadinn I'aciilc. 1'or i provided for the grading of of new branches, and Tor til nor completed when the season end- ed. Tlie largest works in hand for (lif: Pacific railway during the year were the new station at Van- thii last important, nation that riMnaiiirt to be rebuilt betwftm the wall at Vancouver; thc: high- level bridge over t.bii Saskatchewan river, dosiicncd to carry tlio line from info the city of Edmonton, hitlicrlo not directly co-nnected with i ho StrailH-omi and Calgary branch line, and ihe new terminal yards uL Vancouver, and at TniiiH- Winnipeg, whoro eventually the Canadian Pacific railway will have US inilus of yard trackage. Thc lerminnl.s of Ihe (.'an I adian Xortheru are to he at. Vancou- of previously ver an-d Port .Mann. Us o At iho end or O.'-iniinal will be at Montreal. s'.ern ter- The wost- it v.-iiH rsii'iuitert at the ieadii'KivKTA tiial before, the snow -HO uiilo.i tif (rack would bo yrad j cii, und i.rn the. Grain! TrunU Pac- has jilrnndy been nstabliahcd at Prince H.upert, HriiiBh ('oMimbiii; and would be pit when the line is completed year e SO miles west of ihe VeHowhead whiivh, it is estimated, will cost nintj Pass. During (lie the CSrand lin'l ;1 niillion Caiiad- Trunk Pacii'ic had under construction N'orlhmi Company IK to spend west of HIP Lakes 1.017 miloa of rali- i nearly ten miUion dollars on Ms. Van-! way. It. had completed 000 miles all coiivtsr stution, and on the new works Jat I'ai.s..' Crec.k jnid Port -Mann. An I enormous of work in Kro- j in ooum-ciion with the Canadian Northern entrance into Montreal; but in no city in Canada arc larger railway I works in hand or about, to be beg Hum at Vancouver. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE Calgary, Dec. r.ompletolv prr.mihCH of thi1, .Motor Trans- portation Co. :ii six o'clock tli is morning. Thirteen hunied. UIKS estimaieU at Insuraiico partly COVCK'fi. JJy ayi-eriment iunong .several lead- ing nations a detailed map oi llu1 world on a uniform scale of onn inch to about If! miles is beiny made. THE WORLD'S WORK DEPENDS ON THE WORLD'S DISESTION From thc captain of industry io the hod from milady in this auto to thc woman with the scrubbing Hie accomplishments of every one of depend iibsoiuicJy on the accomplish- ments of or.r Ntoninciis, Kitckcd by a tfootl digcsti-.m, a tnnn can give the best Unit is in him. When his stomach fails, he beiromc.i n Vi-rakltng. To this loss of power no one need submit. Right habits of eating, drinking, sleeping and exercise, aided by Na-Dni-Co DyKpcpsiu Tablets, will restore and maintain thc fall efficiency ot the human mind and bodv. NVDru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets contain Ihe active principles needed for the digestion "f -JVJTV hir.U of food. They to the aHsistitnco of the weakened stomach, and enable the sufferer, from the start, to assimilate aiid get the benefit of the food eaten. With this assistance, the digestive organs regain their tone, and soon Hie USE of the tablets ia no longer If your stomach is not working pro- pcrly, try 5oc, at your dnipgisL'a. Nationnl niid Chemical Co. of Caundn, tjimited MoulroaJ. ;