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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta PAQE FOUR LETH BRIDGE, ALTA., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, HOI. r A ros. SEE US ABOUT New Year Girts We have one of the finest selected stocks of Cutlery and Electro Plate in Alberta. We extend a. cordial invitation to 'every one to call and see our stock. You will find it an easy matter to select a eif t for vour friend Hayr Bros. You want a place to keep your Christmas presents j in. See our Bureaus Bowman Block Crabb Street OF CANADA 4 Leaves From a Rural Note-Book A Great Year in Southern All-important Question of Rail- Our Resources are Wasted. HARDWARE MEN Phone 75 P.O. Box 27 (From the Alberts Homestead.) Our Southern country, though it has not been talking; so very loud, is es as to cars equal. But the ride to Chicago is smoother and meals are more regular. We still have onlv and steadily making its, one train a -day so our agent is not Patented Sectional Hooses Manufactured in Vancouver, B.C.. of the very best KiJn- dried Lumber, in latest de- signs. Prospective builders would do well to write me before deciding ou a house A. Sfiencer AGENT and BUILDER, STRANGE UNDERGROUND FINDS drilling for a well. He struck natur- i reputation. There is no need am j longer to apologize for our existence, i or to have to try to beat into the i heads of strangers what we can do j or think we can for we are doing. This season has been a good one and tho quality of the iirain and color of Jt resembles 1906. This year the grain is fine right up to the base of the Rockies, and farmers who doubt the possibilities of the foot- j hills, are iY-ign to confess that 190S wheat, close up to the pines, is -What will this ali be when the new railroad policy has "developed. So far progress has only been as a drop in the backet, the v.olunn? is to come, and, when this wish does come, it should fairly as- tonish mild and doubting Thomases. Drill Gang's Discovery on a Thorn- hill Farm Toronto, Dec. 2S. The little com- munity of Thomhill, about twenty miles north on Yonge street, is all excitement over the results obtain- ed by one of the neighbors, Mr. Lew- is Page, while drilling on his farm for natural Whether or not he has discovered an immense natural gas reservoir or a mineral water ply is not- yet decided, but so remarl able have been the things brou to light by the drill that the neigh- i becomes dkcolsml after exposure to bors have formed a stock company j to continue investigation of the pro-! al gas but the supply seemed .weak Tjie weakest point in the make-up of and he kept .the drill-gang working with the hope of making a better dis- the Canadian seems to have brtm want of faith in his own couu. cove; y. It is remarkable that at a j rrv. One thing that exercises the depth of 400 feet the drill began minds of lliOse lootin forward, is bringing up pine cones, and a little j tile development of outlets for our worried about answering questions re the leaving time of the one and only, and has not to commit him- self as station master in a quiet part of Ireland was forced to do. When asked by a young lady what time the first train went out in the morning, he replied: "The 6' a.m. train.. Miss, now goes at..9 a.m.: there's no first train at all, at all." Our fares quite preclude the possibility of the mistake made hy an English- man in reading a time table, keeping their price. Local markets in hogs have been' what the exports cull which may meaa us to whether the author is a bul) or u bear, ..and the profit to the farmer much' depends on where the price -started being steady and what is the price of feed. There's no overplus in any product and our sup- ply of butter goes out as fast. We have to go without at home, and we have to "buy" axle grease as butter sells now. In olden times we had lots of butter and no market, gutter and tar was cheaper than buying axle grease. Chickens get eaten before they have time to grow and eggs are non est. "Wanted, iii Southern Alberta a few poultry farm- er that know If some phil- anthropist would lend us some mon- ey we'd put this ad. in a lot of pa- pers, then could again make acquain- tance with the taste of real chick- chuckerheads have been wondering Capital, art Prttth systematically has made more men "well off" have large incomes, fortunate investments and "luck" combined. It is practically a certain road to a comfortable competence. A Savings Accoiat in the Union Bank will help you form the habit of saving. Open a Savings Account with or to it regularly as much as you can we will add Interest at the highest current rate at regular intervals. LETHBRJDGE BRANCH: J. ft. Andcriori, Manager. a prohibition country, don't see the whiskev when he mistook a.m. for a 'apenny a mile, and p.m. for a pen- ny a mile so had to go home for more change before he could buy his. ticket to whither he wanted to go. Our rate is tu'ppence. There's no t.m. If offered too cheap a ride in Alberta we might refuse, not thinking it good Mutton a Lost Product Oh, Lord! Oh, Lord! how do misuse a good country and waste our opportunities. Some one was saying the other day that in civilized coun- tries they eat mutton. It's not been heard of in these parts for, many years, tho' it used to be plentiful and there must be some young peo- ple quite grown up that would not know it if they met it. 'Tis a heap sight harder to find than whiskey in for if you j it smells strong on. people's breaths so "must- be around somewhere, and you may track it, to its lair. John D. has not built a pipe line into this lo- calitv. Some one has .been putting things in the papers about Alaska "wheat. It was to .grow seven crops in. one; but they didn't tell how fast it was to use up the soil'it grew in. Suck- ers are.born every minute, they say, t only one in this region caught on to the Alaska wheat. Yours truly read one article re Alaska wheat and think, it in the Saturday News, out, this was too good to be '41_ and, having been oncft asked to buy some common weed' seeds an the corner, of Dey and Broadway, 2sToo Yawk, as "Otto of Rose" seed, on reading the Alaska wheat article we :or there is so much in custom and mTOlxed aftw association, xlcwever. this may not -nart. be a good thing to call too much at- tention to. We may want too much it one time, but still among proverbs perty and in the meantime are hold- j ing their farms at a very high value. I Last spring Mr. Page commenced further down was found rich black j The present railroad facil-i taught us in our youth, was some- earth, might indicate a seem to taxed very near the j thing about aiming at the cock on terranean forest. At 540 feet the j ijmit_ has a comributory j top of the steeple, so we might drill struck granite rock and sud- j coimtlTj westj SOuth, east and south-j hit about half way up. So far we denly, as it was sent oa downj easi ali along the A_ E i.Co.'s have hit about six feet above the through the rock, at a depth of j rn.ul only sman' p3rt of the land ground of our possibilities. Still we have lots of oft mists in our midst and as Chauncey Depow says: "The optimist always and it is de- voutly to be hoped that he's right, for some of us are getting very old Page is having a sam- an at tjie station, has ship-! waiting. Still another A. R. in the ped bushels, and Spring has recently promised better lee, three miles further east, where! thmgs. and "Hope springs eternal in Don't fail to hear Prof. Tremblay j Alberta Red was born to the Pro-1 tin- human and it is poor East Cardston and consists only of at the Eureka tonight. vince. claims to have put out gratitude to find too much fault with 000 bushels of wheat this year. the bridges that have carried us Place Your our PRICES on Corrugated Iron Cralvanizecl and Painted Metallic Siding Metallic Shingles before buying We Lave just placed a carload of the well-known Metal Shingle and Siding Co.'s goods in stock owe There is more from each place to i over the rivers so far. I follow. Qats are not as heavy a crop The Genera, Markets as usual. As wejrc on down the line T -TJ Cattle trains started gome east 1 clear into Letnbndce the gram ship-, early this summer and have been ments have been very heavy, and the railroad very busy. Cars have been fairly plentiful, though possi- bly some fanners may say they could come faster; but then farmers, as a class, have that one great privilege allowed them of never being per- fectly satisfied. If a farmer grum- bles it is conceded to be his right. Xow, honestly, did you-ever meet a fanner who would concede that the j rainfall in any season was just ex- j actly right. The Almiahty hasn't; i pretty continuous, with horses also how a meat packing plant is to be supplied without railroads which should run to a centre, bringing in stuff by the thousand. One hauling wouldn't make one day's killing in these parts, i.e., of pigs. It strikes one old hay-seed that these new projects will require more var- ied means of communication, more rapid than at1 present and more fre- quent. Haul a load of good pigs in a wagon 10 miles to a'packing plant, and weigh before starting, and on ar- rival, and the loss per pig, of fat, may be from. 10 Ibs. to 20 Ibs. If you have many pigs figure your shrinkage if you can and what it would be by a circuitous and market, tak- ing several days to reach the pack- ing plant, and then there will be found to be more farmers' profits vanished into the air. What the loss to farmers and ranch- ers in Alberta is, and has been, in shrinkage, by the shipping of live- stock on foot is, and will ever be impossible to the acutest mathemati- cian to compute. The Western man is prodigal and carele'ss of detail, but a thickening population will many good peo- ple should an the future be easily able to make a good living upon what we' waste and throw away. We ship our hides to Great Britain on the backs of .the animals. These bides are t-anned and sent back to ajid contiru aud hard digesting part of'the article, gently whisper, "Oh. We have had Blue Stem, Gold Coin and many others poked at us, but, though they may be good for turning out soda crackers, the consumption of soda crackers is limited, whereas the de- mand for good, strong baking flour is unlimited and we still hang our or those of moderate meansEpdPfiR or those of moderate fortune, to be the point of the plow ually burrow into new places to make fortunes for idle cap- ital that may wish to skim the cream from ready made milt. AVhen new people arrive they judge us by our roads and accommodation. If they arrive over a slow or poorly Conducted broad, _with 'track badly ballasted, cars cold and windy and everything second rate, they natural- ly conclude they have arrived in a second rate region. Those who trav- elled much will make allowance for this being temporary; but others see nothing but'what is in "the present, and, most people judge by what "isj> and present results. -When a man is doubtful as to whether he will stay with it it takes too long to ex- plain how primitive we once were and how much better we axe by con- trast, for he, unfortunately may con- trast us with what he has just left, so shakes his head and says, "It may be going to be, but it isn't now, and I'll go back." Southern Alberta will stay much as ie is till more lo- coal roads cnn be traced in and out and all about, intersecting each other and making things hum. SPITTAH. A BIG TREAT AT THE EUREKA. The theatregoers of Lethbridge should not miss the musical treat at the States and we send to New Eng-! the Eureka tonight, when Prof. Trem- hats on our own Alberta 'Red and i 1 "fi- p J llvitro allQ Good Fife. land for shoes and pay.30 per cent, duty on those coming into our own country, possibly made from Alberta grown, hides that have travelled to miles before being put upon these feet. Is there another coun- try extant quite as slow or prodigal of its own resources. Why couldn't we dress our own beef ,tan our own Our old friend Mr. Dooley wrote a letter .on a. much lauded break- fast food and dubbed it so our own shoes at home, then save on the shrinkage of our live stock and sell meat instead i of cattle on the hoof. We can use it is sufficient to coin a name for Hudson Bay the Georgian Alaska wheat and call it "Puff. j Bay canal and the deeper Wellaud then "let it go. The writer has about a pint of it, and, as a Dutchman says i canal, all and every i.e., by the time "they are finished we shall ready for them, but "first one must "Tf rr r Its joost like the veat ve growed i s cu have local roads to put prod veil I vas a, pov., its common soft 1T vite sht'oof. yoost common sheap veat, shicken feed." Packing Plants and Railways We hear a lot about government packing plants, chilled meat and government" elevators. of us 1T quickly upon the main feeders. At present- our along Alberta roads are bought up and too high in price to find a market, except to well to do people, jtfow people will stream in along new lines; but it's blay, of Belgium, will display his excellent talent on the violin. Prof. Tremblay has been instructor for some time of one of the best bands and orchestras in Canada, and is not only a first-class musician but possesses an elegant baritone voice. He is a graduate of the best conservatory of music in Belgium, and has played before the best people of Europe; in fact, 'he is master of the violin. In connection with this is the high-class comedy act entitled "Hypnotizing a which is funny in the extreme, and keeps the house in one con- tinual roar of laughter. Special men- tion must be made of the stage set- ting, which is grand; and the beau- tiful electrical effects which go to make the act a success and a box winner for the Eureka. The new'- piano arrived last evening, and any lover of music should not fail to visit the Eureka tonight. One hour aid a half of good music, singing, clean too much to expect of poor" people j vaudeville and Al motion pictures. 5 i fixed this right yet and should make j PHONE 289 Office and Factory Cor. ROiiKQ and 8GH STREETS Telephone 153 Yard, Smith St Phone 195 Ttie iierta lailwey enii Company Is now offering for sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THE MARKET Lots Nortii of the iailroad BOI) West of Westminster M. FROM c V EACH Also a few Acre Lots East of Westminster Road, each One-tJiirtl one-third 6 -riAo i montlw< balance r2 moaths Interest 6 per cent, per annum Alberta Rsfiway and irrigation Co, (Lane! Letiibridge, a personal canvas to see just how much each farmer requires, then would they all be "quite" satisfied? Still most farmers look pleasant, hereabouts, though the lion and the lamb are not quite reconciled. Nor do they lie down together, i.e., the rlevator and the farmer. Which is which is psrhaps a matter of opin- ion, and it is not necessary to be so rude as to specify Signs of Progress Threshing was late this year and delayed by wet but is almost over, which accounts for the fact that only part of our wheat has gone out and there is quite a lot to follow. The new mill and elevator are nearing completion, and at the station there will soon be a flour capacity 150 barrels per day, and two elevators one built in 1005 and the other in 1907. These latter find it hard to keep from chok- ing up. Then- is another still larger OH, tin? Up is for next year. When str'nngtrrs arrive it is no longer ne- crSsftry to state what the. average in- habitant does for a living; the com- ing industry of the .country pro- claims itself. In the building of the new mill a young man named Ben May fell from the tup to the bottom, a distance of 60 feet, the f-sil caused by the breaking of a timber under him. He is none the worse, is Al- berta raised, and so. evidently good .stuff. Possibly the experiment will not be tried again for Alberta soil is solid, The new mill will be running by February. The fall wheat crop for 190fl is quite the biggest yet put in. Alberta Railways When the new railroad policy bears fruit we can come and visit each other. You, Mr. Editor, can some south and we can come north, once in a while; at present it is just as handy to go to Chicago tor a holi- day, lakes about the sumo .length of t-ime and tht difference in the cost is trifling and the number of chnng- Hollow Ground As Illustrated Extra Heavy Beards THE RAZOR OF PERFECTION NO GRINDING NO MORE RAZOR TROUBLES NO NEW BLADES NO ANNUAL TAX 363 CLEAN SHAVES ic RAZOR COMFORT r Will Last a Lifetime. CARBO MAGNETIC RAZORS haTcrevolationized arc TEMPERED BY ELECTRICITY, wfucfc is OUR OWN EXCLUSIVE SECRET PROCESS-the steel used in their manufacture is of the finest English and Swedish make. This wonderful discovery is the result of years of experiment and itudy, and at last there has been produced a razor that will shave any beard, NO MATTER.HOW TOUGH. ELECTRIC TEMPERING addi CARBON to the iteel; whereas tempering by fire, (the only other method known for centuries) DESTROYS the CARBON which is the life of steel. All other mafcei of razors must be HONED AND GROUND as blades will NOT hold an edge any length of time. CARBO MAGNETIC RAZORS do not require HONING or GRINDING during lifetime in private they are all tempered alike, every part of their blades subjected to the same AMPERES OF ELECTRICITY. CARBO MAGNETIC RAZORS we ground FIVE times the HAMBURG METHOD, the most expensive grinding known. f YOUR DEALER will deliver to you one of these CARBO MAGNETIC RAZORS on 30 days' trial, without obligation on your part to advantage of this opportunity. Break away from the barber haWt! You will save annually. Call on our representatives ia your town, and request a copy of On booklet illustrates the correct razor position for shaving every part of the face (ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN FROM also telli you HOW TO STROP A RAZOR PROPERLY; should our dealer be owt of them, drop us a card, and we will send you one by return mail. Firm of A. L. SILBERSTEIN, flakers, 459-461 Broadway. N. Sold by C. W. GRAY Lethbridge, Alta. ;