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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LlTHiHlMK, ALtlMTA, THUHfOAY, DtCIMltR 24, IMI. PAGE THftfcE. Acceptable Xmas Gifts We hold the key to the gift problem when anything for ladies or children it desired. Our stock of toys for girls and boyt ia complete. Our line of Xmas Goods for ladies is sure to please. J. McLEAY Attractive Ideas for Xmas Presents Our Store contains a large assort meat of orient- al, art Goods. Christmas will find in it ap- pro jriate and artistic presents in novelties, silk tfoods and Japanese ware. See our toys for children. WOULD-BE SUICIDE SANG FROM PULPIT Rtv. A. J. Vining Called on Charles Pym in a London fused Offer of Theatres London, Ont., Dec. calling Chas. Pym, a young man who had attempted suicide a few days hefore to the pulpit and having him sing a song, the Bev. A. J. Vining, a Bap- tist minister, formerly of Toronto, has stirred up a great deal of com- ment. Rev. Mr. Vining was speak- ing last Sunday on discouragements, and drew a picture of the young man thrown out of employment, becom- ing discouraged, and attempting to end his own life by taking chloro- form. He pointed the way to the higher Power which gives strength to the weak, and then called upon Pym, if he were in the congregation, to come forward and sing, that the people must know he was now strong, while he had been weak. Pym came forward to the platform and in beautiful tenor voice sang: "Though I Have Wandered Par Away." Ever since hia attempted suicide some of the managers of London amusement houses have attempted to secure the young man, who has one of the beat tenor voices in the city, to sing from.their stages. They were unsuccessful, but the minister succeeded. LAND RUSH AT MOOSEJAW. Moosejaw, Dec. Do- minion Land Office staff established a world's record here yesterday when, as a result of a strenuous day's work, they received six hundred entries for homesteads and pre-emptions in the Moosejaw district. Mr. R. D. Milliard presents Mignonne Philips and Co. Miss their A SALE OF GIN. Occupies the Attention of the Marine Commission. Ottawa, Dec. 22. sel's commission -Mr. Justice Gas- put in another Stirling, Dec. 21 stern chase is a hard race. Dr, Killor drove 'to Lethbridge the other day. An urgent call came lor him a few uiiuutes alter his departure, so Charlie Watkma mounted a horse, used his spurs, and tried to catch the doctor. The doctor was just unhitching at the stable in Lethbridge when Charlie galloped up. The doctor should invent some sys-j tern of wireless telephone to attach to his rig. Mr. Geo. Gygi, of Spring Coulee, was in town on Friday last. Our fine five-room schoolhouse was built from brick made by Mr. Gygi here a few years ago. He was making enquir- ies regarding the prospects for start- a briekvsru ia Stirling. He tf o much encouraged, for several said that they would purchase brick for the erection of buildings. The comedy "Confusion" was play- ed here by the Raymond Home Dra- matic Club to a large and apprecia- tive audience. Mr. Turpin Young has bought a home in Stirling, where he intends to reside. The stork left some real live Xmas presents at some of the Stirling homes last week. A-football game was played on the grounds in front of the school on Sat- THE THATEN DUO Dutch "Actor's Flirtation." A Bigtowble BUI 1 Onion Fiend 2. English Man in the Harem 3. Ostrich Farm at Nice FEATURE The Bellriftger's Song ''Moonbeams and Dreams of You" Prices I5c and 25c Continuous Performance Starting at 7.30 Nigh-elm Vaudeville a uiuuuijaaiuii. i__4 strenuous aay, and hopes to windup afternoon. It was a conte. the investigation some time on Wed- nesday. A feature ol the afternoon session was the re-examination of Col. Gour- deau, former Deputy Minister of the bet-ween the town and the school, but was won by the latter. The Football contemplates reorganizing soon for the season of 1909. There was a good turnout at the CieaU. lOriliyr j.wjJ.iUSfC.1. UA o j. a -'UiA Marine Department, who was called practice last Saturday night. A x nf business meeting was held and plans upon to explain a large number of f a u. i P. WILL DEVERT GRAIN TRAFFIC TO PACIFIC Admission 15c AND 25c THEATRE Continuous I Perfoman- 1 7.45 TO 10.45 STRICTLY UNION THEATRE President Hays, of Grand Trunk Pa- cific, Says He Will do This With the Low Only One Engine Required for Over the Rockies Haul to Havs Line Open to Prince Rupert in Autumn of Way to Orient. 1911 Montreal, Dec. an inter- Canadian voter has replied to theiftr The Dominion Government is, as you know, our partner in the enterprise, and to denounce a minister for reck- less extravagance-is all right and pro-j per from the viewpoint of an opposi- tion. But our expenditures have not i been oxeessive, nor beyond the mea- sure of our obligations to the govern- I -it "i view here, .C. M. Hayes, President and the community. of the Grand Trunk which is financed by Messrs. Rothschild in London, and Speyer Brothers in Kew "Bear in mind, please, that rail- roads are not now built as the ear- lier transcontinental roads were j the j when there was a mere handful ofi j ranchmen and trappers to serve, and matters which the counsel for the committee regarded' as suspicious. Gourdeau denied that there was anything wrong about a certain sale of gin he made to Win. Cunningham, j of Ottawa, shortly after the death of Mr. Prefontaine, a former Minister. He said the purchase had been made in an irregular mannevr and when the Public Accounts Committee got! busy with Marine Department mat- ters, he had decided, in order to pro- tect the name of the Minister, to sell the gin and return the money to the Keceiver-General. RAYMOND NOTES Dec. Cantata given at the Presbyterian church last for the winter. The next prac- tice will be held at the home of Mr. W. T. Ogden on Saturday evening. Dr. Kielor made-a business trip to Warner last Saturday. Mr. Scott, of New Dayton, was in town the other day on business. Mr. R. A. Davis, the enterprising butcher, has his shop decorated, for the Xmas trade. Mr. N. Nelson drove a large load York, gives an account of his bb- i built, up hill., dale, or an un-! servations during a tour of inspec- ballasted roadbed of mud. Such un- tion which took him to Prince Ku- economic methods were permissable pert, the western terminal of i new Canadian line. In answer to questions. Mr. Hay- es said: are doing very well, indeed. The various contractors are in good spirits and well abrea.st of their dat- es. Indeed, the financial disaster in New York a year ago was for us a blessing in disguise. Large numbers of men have come north seeking work.'.. Labor is abundant, and is more productive, at lower wages. Al- view some of the surrounding coun- try. A large number from Raymond and other points west boarded the Great Northern train here last Saturday morning. They were going South to spend the Xmas holidays at Salt Lake City. 11 be when the promoters' objective was first of all to earn the land grant on which they issued their bonds. What we require today, and what the travelling public means to have, is a first class roadbed with such low gradient and mild curvatures that our trains can be run at high sr -ed with perfect safety. .____ .___ _.. "We carry our road from Winnipeg Pacific over the Rockies to Prince Rupert Mr. R. MILLIARD Presents MISS M1G- NONNE PHILIPS CO. in their Repertoire Burlesque................- -.......Uncle Tom's Cabin The Model Husband 4 Complete Changes This Week TONIGHT First Performance The Adventuress 2nd How Dutchy Became an Actor O. D. PADDOG K The King of Dancers A Dumb Eero Latest Moving Pictures Don't Forget we arc Giving You Something New Every Night WE HAVE GOOD MUSIC Great Northern ready our trains are running regu- with a maximum gradient of 21 feet SI V Cii. Cl U IM-1V' J. J. evening was- very successful, owing i A Christmas tree festival to Mr Baker's careful training. Al- 'held on the evening of Dec. 24th though many more chairs were brought in, many had to stand, it was so crowded. The church was beautifully decorated Miss Ada Col- lett, Miss Ada Matson, Mr. Haze and Mr. Amos. After the program a large offering was taken up. As there was not snow for Santa Glaus' reindeer and sleigh, he failed to ap- pear. Mr. Alvin Amos was substi- tuted and distributed the presents off the tree, the candy and oranges. A beautiful silver tea set, a silver platter .and a hand painted china plate were presented Rev. and Mrs. Cameron from the congregation. Miss Calder has severed her con- nection with the Raymond s'chool. She left last evening for her home in Manitoba. Dr. and Mrs. Amos went to Leth- bridge today on business. Mr. Harvey of the Government Telephone company of Calgary, was in town yesterday, inspecting the Telephone Central. Miss Susan Witbeck is back in the Drug Store after several weeks' ab- sence on account of illness. Miss Phyllis Young has accepted a position as clerk in the Mercantile, during the Christmas sale. Mr. and Mrs. Maes and family re- turned to Warner Monday evening to their home. Today ;is the last day of school un- til after the holidays. A large box oi chemical apparatus arrived this morning for the Stand- ard VII chemistry class. the meeting house. Jos. Gordon has returned to spend Xmas at Stirling. A KID'S LONG TRIP. Toronto, D' Colville, 5 years old, f alone from Winni- peg on a L-ain .His father missed the first section oi the train at Win- nipeg, arriving' here on the second section, three hours after the young- ster. larly over the whole section 660 miles west of Winnipeg into Alberta. The newly-arrived settlers have harvest- ed a great both in quality and quantity, greater still for the price it is bringing. At our Pacific terminal, Prince Rupert, from which I returned t.his week, good progress is being made with the grading of the first hundred miles east, and I see no reason to doubt that by the autumn of 1911 our first train will break through to tide water, passing from the Atlantic to the Pacific." High dost and Low Grades. Asked about alleged "generous ex- oii the road, Mr. Hayes replied: "A number of amiable and glib gentlemen hunting seats in. the Do- minion Parliament have been talking about the matter on the stump. The to the mile going west and 26 to the mile going east. The immense econ- omy in hauling freight with gradi- ents is remarkable, as railway men must recognize. We shall .be able to haul two thousand tons of freight into Prince Rupert from Winnipeg "Of the seven great railroad sys- tems which today cross the Rockies and reach the Pacific, the Union Pa- cific with grades of 116 eastbound and 105 westbound comes nearest to us. I will tabulate for you the grades of our six competitors and the dy- namics of an engine on each. Tractive Resist- Union Pacific 116 116 116 Sante Fe Canadian Pacific 237 50 50 50 76 96 572. 572 572 376 293 Railroad capa- ance in city cf Max. Pounds Engine Grade Per Ton In Tons other words, the same engine could haul up the maximum grade of the Grand Trunk Pacific nearly four times more freight in a train than either the Great Northern, Nor- thern Pacific, or Union Pacific, over five times more than can on the Canadian Pacific. These are very remarkable figures I am aware, I accept the responsibility for putting them on record. You can read in these figures the reason for our so-called generous expenditures. The interest on the cost of such a line will be returned to us ten times over in the economy of operations and in the increased safety of our passen- gers. "We expect that our easy gradients Grand Trunk Pa 26 14 2041 Tonight, first performance Lyceum, "The second perform wonderful skatch "The ance, at the Lyceum tonight. Actor. How Dutchy Became an i i 11 i For Sale-Coal Mine Machinery 6 Boilers, 150 h.p.. 125 Ib. working pressure 2 Second-hand Return Tubular Boilers, (50 Jb. working'pressure 2 Ingersoll-Sergeant Class A Straight Line Air Compressors 1 4 Wheel Saddle Tank Steam Locomotive, 42 in. gauge 3' Lidgerwood Electric Mine Hoists, 75 h.p. 4 Jeffrey Electric Locomotives, 36 in gauge 1 Aldrich Portable Electric Mine 86 in. gauge 1000 SadScld Mar.gar.csc Steel Mine Car Wheels. IS in. diameter 10 Tons in. Square Soft Steel, new, suitable for making mine car axles All the above equipment in good workable condition and offered for immediate shipment, subject to prior sale. Owing to above machinery having been re- placed by larger equipment, are prepared to make it to your advantage to investigate fully before pur- chasing elsewhere. Full particulars upon applica- tion to f The Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. Ltd. J. B. TURKEY, Purchasing Agent Feraie, B.C. Sensible and Serviceable FOR THE FAMILY tish: Empire. So at least a friend :qf mine assures me, who has- recently seen both. He even gives the. palm to Prince Rupert. Our route cuts off to the Far say 560 miles from New York, compared with San Francisco route, and the saving of two or three days will often decide the choice. The climate, of the place is neither hot in summer nor cold in winter; the mercury rare- ly, if ever., goes io zero. We shaU sell the town site of Prince Eupert to the public next Spring, probably in May. We own three-quarters arid the Gov- ernment of British Columbia one- quarter, "Already there are a couple of very comfortable 'hotels, a weekly news- paper, The Empire, and some two thousand people. I believe that town will in. its early and rapid growth outstrip anything thus far on the Pacific. It is a back door to a great continent. Vancouver, to rock its which are due not only or chiefly to had people, Prince Eupert has Today Can- our generous expenditure, but to v 4 I o Lamps Lamps Hall Lamps Dining-room Lamps Reading Lamps We have a beautiful display in this department, stocked for the holiday trade. For Father or Brother A Safety Razor The Ever Ready The Gillette The Star Bathroom Fixtures n i! Griffin Cutlery A fine assortment of this line. A wide range to select from. One of our Pocket Knives just the thing to please that boy. We have just opened a new and beautiful stock of CUT GLASS. These goods will interest prices are sure to. We can supply you with the best SKATES and HOCKEY STICKS. Marked at Holiday season prices. PROMPTED by the rapid- ly increasing demand for Bath Room Fixtures, we have just received a very beautiful line of new and artistic designs covering a wide range of prices. The Fixtures are of the finest, most durable nickle plate, and such that you could not but be interested in their beauty and utility. It would be a pleasure to have you call and ex- amine them whether you are an intending pur- chaser or noi. I 1 GRHY ALTA. O 6 O O f 4> f O o 4> our possession of the Yellow Head Puss through the Rockies, will in a few years twist around a great por- tion of the wheat export trade 'of the Northwest, and with the open- ing of the Panama Canal in 1914 send wheat to Europe (let alone to Asia) by way of the Pacific." Mr. Hayes prbceedod: Divert Wheat Traffic to Pacific "At present the wheat crop is either hurried to the ports on the Great Lakes, Duluth, Fort William, and Chicago during the few weeks between threshing and eled.rt navigation in November, ov :it is held up for six months in at a considerable cost, or if it is carried through to tha seaboard in winter, when th> St. Lawfenoe route is closed by ice long haul through heavy .mows makes the operation difficult mostly, and even disastrous both to the rail- way and to the farmer. Wor.tbound' from Saskatchewan and to Prince Rupert, the grades sy.'c there is very little snow in winter, .so that when the Panama Canal opens in .six years I look to see 'Prince Rupert one of the very best1 prain ports of the world. I have r.iorej than once ventured the prediction i that in my lifetime we 'shall haul to ihe Pacific ;ts much grain n.; we' shull haul to the Atlantic." Mr. Hayes declares that this diver- sion of traffic would not -sen on sly diminish the earnings of the division of the Grand Trunk." j "The volume of sjud he, j out oi the new Xorthwcot, if we may judge from the way sol-1 T tk-rs are already swarming in. throw far liiore business upon oar) j lines Hum they can possibly 4. ada's people instead of emigrating across the southern border are be- ing received by daily additions from south of the line." i Menu The present cultivated', is but six million acres, a mere This, on a farm of three hnndrc-i mil- lion acrt's. As yet we hvwc'. but scnitched the surface. We shall re- quire very shortly to do what, the Canadian Pacific is already doing in road to enable us to handle the tial- fic. Thus the diversion of A portion of the: far western wheat trade will advantage Cv-iv s-ection of our road; it will ever. us to give settlers much lower rates. because we shall even up our loads, sending full cars both east and west, instead of only east. While we send cattle, grain and mincraX west to Prince Rupert, we shall haul back east the coal and lumber which the settlors on that three hundred mil- lion aero farm need. "When Prince Rupert has been connected with Sydney across the Pa- cific by a good line of and that will comu tion will have been completed of the (wo verv finest harbors of the Bri- AT THE Id Restaurant CHRISTMAS-190B Dinner served contimio-us- ly from 12 until 7.30 p.m. Select Oysters Salted Almonds Fresh Olives SOUPS Cream of asparagus Consomme FISH Boiled Lake Superior Trout a la Maitre d'Hotel Stuffed Halibut de Muringne with marble potatoes SALAD Celery Steak Asbut Salad New England style BOILED Boiled sugar-cured Ham Champagne Sauce Boiled Lamb Tongue Sauce Velonte ENTREES Swe-'tbreads Breaded Sauce de Medere Braised Domestic Duck a la Beside laise SWEET ENTRIES Red Current Jelly Tart ROASTS Young Turkey, Chestnut Drftssing, Cranberry Sauce Wild Goose and Green Apple Sauce Prime Eibs Jus VEGETABLES Steamed and Mashed Potatoes French Peas in Butter Corn on the Cob DESSERT English Deep Apple Pie Lemon Merangue Hot Mince Pie Christmas Plum Pudding Hard and Brandy Sauce Port Wine Jelly Whipped Cream Pine Apple Jelly Whipped Cream Cake Nuts Fresh Fruit Raisins Lady Fingers American Cheese Tea Coffee Milk ;