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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta ayr Bros. New Year Gifts We have one of the fiiiest selected stocks of Cutlery ami f Electro Plate in Alberta. We extend A cordial invitation to every cue to call and see our stock. You will find it au matter to select a gift for your friend Phone 75 P.O. Box 27 fctiBial Iree Manufactured in Vancouver, E.G., of the very best 3viln- driefl Lumber, in Latest de- signs. Prospective builders would do well to yrrile me before '.deciding', on a bouse A. Spencer nsl BUILDER, CAKDSION You want a place to keep your Ghristmas presents in. See our White Furniture Bowman Block Crabb Street Leaves From a Rural Note-Book "v A Great Yea.r in Southern All-important of Rail- Our Retourcet are Wasted. STRANGE UNDERGROUND FINDS Drill Gang's Discovery on a Thorn- hill Farm Toronto, Dec. little com- munity of Thornhill, about twenty miles north on Yonge street, is all excitement ever the results obtain- ed by one oi the neighbors, Mr. Lew- La Page, while drilling on his farm lor natural gas. Whether or not lie has discovered an immense natural gas reservoir or a mineral water sup- ply is not yet decided, but so remark- able have been the things brought to light by the drill that the neigh- bors have formed a stock company to continue investigation of the pro- perty and in the meantime are hold- ing their farms at a high value. Last spring Mr. Page commenced drilling for a welL He struck al gas but. the supply seemed weak and he kept the drill-gang -working with the hope of making a better dis- covery. It is remarkable that at a depth of 400 feet the drill began bringing up pine cones, and a little further down was found rich black earth, such as might indicate- a; sub- terranean forest. At 640 feet the drill stzoick granite rock and sud- denly, as it was sent on down through the rock, at a depth of 200 feet water was 4 truck. It came up the drill tuba with sufficient force to throw a man from, his feet. It has a peculiar brackish taste and becomes after exposure to the air. Mr. Page is having a sam- ple analyzed. Don't fail to hear Prof. Trembiay at the Eureka tonight. (From the Alberta Homestead.) Our Southern country, though it has not been talking so very loud, is quietly and steadily making its There is no need any longer to apologize for our existence, or to have to try to beat into'the heads of strangers what we can do, or think we can do, for we are doing. This season has been a good one and the quality o! the grain and .the color of it resembles 1906. This year the grain is fine right up to the base of the Rockies, and fanners who doubt the possibilities of the fool- hills, are feign to confess that 1906 wheat, close up to the pines, is "elegant." What will this "all be when the new railroad policy has developed. So far progress has only been as a drop in the- bucket, the volume is to come, arid, when this wish does come, it should fairly as- tonish mild and doubting Thomases. The weakest point in the. make-up oi the average Canadian seems to have been want of faith coun- try. One thing that exercises the minds of those looking forward, is the development of outlets for our produce. The present railroad facil- ities seem to be taxed very near the limit. Cardston has a, contributory country, west, south, east and south- east and all along the A. E. road only a small part of the land is yet broken up; but we see ston has already in 1908 shipped about bushels of wheait. -Raley, 7 miles east, which is really a sort of 2ast Gardston and consists only of an elevator at the station, has ship- ped bushels, and Spring Cou- ee, three miles further east, where in have beeu .what UM ifll thing, as to author is butter Jn we had IptC a tyitter. and. buying: axle "before tKey til Place Your Orders for OWING ....WITH.... IJAS. HUME Satisfaction t PHONE 289 Get our PRICES on Corrugated Iron Galvanized and Painted Metallic Siding Metallic Shingles before buying elsewhere We have just placed a carload of- the Metal Shingle and Siding Co.'s goods in stock DUD'S MM'MIURING COMPUIY Office and Factory umi iid mm Telephone 153 Yard, Satt St PWK Alberta Red_ was born to the Pro- vince, claims to have put out as to cars equal. But the ride to Chicago is smoother and meals are more regular. We still have only one train a day so our agent is not worried about answering questions re the leaving time of the onte arid 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 lirst tniin went out in the morning, he replied: "The 6 a.m. train, Miss, now goes at 9 a.m.; there's no firsl train at all, at all." Our fares quite preclude the possibility of the mistake made by au English- man in reading a time table 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 io'.whither he wanted to go. Our rate is' tu'ppence. There's ho t.m: If offered too cheap a ride in Alberta we might refuse, not thinking it good for there is so much in custom and association. However, this may not be a good thing tu 'call too much at- tention to. We may want too much at one time, ljut still among proverbs taught us in our youth, was some- thing about aiming. at the cock on; the top of the steeple, so we might hit .about half way up. So far we have hit about six fefit above the ground of our possibilities. Still we have lots of oft mists in our midst and "as Clhauricey Depew says: "The opiiinrit always and it is de- voutly to be hoped that he's right; for some of us are getting verj- old waiting. Still another A. E. in the North "has recently promised better things, and "Hope springs eternal in the human .and it is poor gratitude to find too much fault with Southern 'Alberta a rs that know' arithrbpist would lend ey we'd put this ad. in _couUl.again make tance with the tasts ef real Mutton a Lett Product Oh, Lord! Oh, Lord! how we do misuse a good country -and waste our opportunities, Some one was 'saying the other day that in civilited coun- tries they eat mutton. It's riot been heard of in these, partg for many tho1 it used to be plentiful and there must be some young peo- ple .'quite grown up that would riot know 'itJ if they met it. 'Tis a heap sight'harder to find than whiskey in 'WSrSfcteT Ifcoeototo A. J more men _ _ ._ tkaaJkavedsflne Atqpat in the Bank will help you form buiVlM '.--H'.HA'l chuckerheads w meat i Account with tj .00 or to j ut i.j ui; V Ui JKIrt, i II Ml I have been wondering >acking plant is to be supplied sho etufi-- one more The Alberta Hallway and Irrigation Company Is ROW offering for sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THE MARKET 000 bushels of wheat this year. There is more each place to follow. Oats M-e not as heavy a crop as usual. As we go on down the line clear into Lethbridge the grain ship- ments have been very heavy, and the railroad very busy. Cars have been fairly plentiful, though possi- bly some farmers may say they could come faster; but then farmers, as 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 Now, honestly, did you ever meet a fanner who would concede that ;the rainfall in nny season was just ex- actly right. The Almighty hasn'j fixed this right yet and should make a personal canvas to see just how much each farmer requires, then would they all be "quite" satisfied Still most farmers look pleasan hereabouts, though inf. lion and thi lamb are not quite reconciled. No do they lie down together, i.e., the elevator and the farmer. Which which is perhaps a matter of opin ion, and it is not necessary vo be so rude as to specify. Signs of Progress Threshing vras 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 neoring completion, and at the station there will soon be a flour mill, capacity 150 barrels per day, and two elevators besides, one. built in 1905 and the other in 1007. These latter fmu it hard to from chok- ing lip. There is another still larger on the tapis for next yc-ar. When strangors arrive it is no longer ne- cessary to state what the average in- habitant does for a living; the com- ing industry of tho conritry p.-o- claims itself. In the building of the the bridges that have carried- us ver the rivers so far. The General -Markets Cattle trains -started going east early this summer -and have been pretty; continuous, with horses also a 'prohibition-' country, tor U you don't see the whiskey it smells strong on people's breaths. so inust :be around and you tract it to its" lair. John t3. has not yet built a pipe line irito'this lo- cality. Alaska Seine one has 'putting things In" the papers about "Alaska waV'to grow seven crops iri. one; but they didn't tell h'bw 'fast it Was to ruse up "the soil it'grew in. Suck- ers bom every'minute, they say, but only one1 in this region caught oh to the Alaska wheat Yours truly read one-article re Alaska' wheat and thinks it: was in the Saturday Kews, but this -was-too good to be having been once asked to tiuy some? common "seeds on the corner of ;rDey and 'i.'Vpadway, Noo Yawk; as "Otto, cf Rv'Ve" seed, on leading the Alaska article we softly murmured: and after digesting part of the article, gently whisper, 'We have had Blue :Stem, Gold Coin and many others poked at us, but, tlioxigh they may r be good for turning out soda crackers, -the consumption1 of soda crackers is limited' -whereas the de- mand for gotxl, strong baking flour is 'unlimited arid we still hang our hats on 'our own Alberta Red and Good Fife, i r- Haul a load of good pitt in jon 10 miles to' 1 reirh before aikT It strikes one old Kay-seed that these new projects ied means v of, tapid than at present and more fre- quent a wagon and weigh before's rival, and i may be 'from 10: Ibs. to' art luive many pigs figure your shrinkage if you can and'what it'would' a circuitous arid slow" market] 'taa> uig' sevi ral days to 'reacli the paclt ing plant, and then there will found to be more fanners' profits vanished into the air. What the loss to farmers and ranch- ers in Alberta is, arid has been, in modakiU or of moderate fortune, to' _ _ _ ital tfia't may wish tp'gkurTUie from ready made milk. eap- us WV. j Wnen new people arrrve they judge s W our roadririd acoommcdttion, J.'ii. ruirtvflR .Iri f thty arrive over a alow or poorly xmducted >r oadr ith imck badly ballasted, cari cold 'and windy and naWel- a have, i j -a elled much will make allowance, for i'lfJ i.iu- unt'iNlv. J i.iu- unt'iNlv. is beiny temporary; but othera aee btit1 people 'Judge by what "fr1 When "a irian to wither! he will artiiy sit'if'taSsfi torwr- plain orioV slirinkage, by the shipping of live- stock on foot is, and Will' ever be impossible to tHe acutest matheniati- cian to comjpute.' The Western man is; prodigal and careless of detail, but a thickening population "will entail attention, arid many good peo- ple should in the'future be easily able-to iriake a good living upon what: We waste and throw away. We ship our hides to Great "Britain on the backs of the animalsl These hides are timned and sent back to the States and we send Eng- land for shoes and pay 9ft per cent; duty on those coming into our own co'untry, made from Alberta grown hides 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 drcs-5 our own beef ,tan our own, liides and make our own shoes at home, then save on the shrinkage of and' ire are by ''con- trast, for trast us with so shakes hig} head tend -'aaya; may. be, going nwr, and I'll go will stay tie tit till, mow coal roads -tcacedi and tout each otter and making things t hum. t i v i u Our old .friend Mr. Dooley wrote 7 .t.our live, stock and sell meat instead of, cattle the hoof. We can use the Hudson..Bay route, the Georgian Bay can si and the deeper Weiiand a letter on a much break- fast food and dubbed so Alaska wheat" arid call thert let it go; The writer his -about' a pint of it, and, asf a Dutchman says v-, c i ,-t A1 ready for them, but first one It s joost like the veat ve growea v-" i j A T -i, have local roads to put produce TTfirV .1 O O WA 'v, f f canal, all and every -route, .i.e., the time they aret finished we shall JL wf foe, ooly other method jcnowa for centuries) DESTROYS the CARBON whkh is the life of stecL Mother makes of raiors must be HONED AND GROUND often, M their Uades wifl NOT hold an cdfc aay Jenfth, of time. CARBO MAGNETIC RAZORS do not require HONING or GRINDING during lifetime in private they are afl teajftrei alike, crery part of their Wades beinf subjected to OP ___ t riwe ___ -'cj. 4 the most ezpensrre frmdmf known. t YOUR DEALER wfli deliver to TO- of these CARBO MAGNETIC RAZORS on 30 days' trial, obligation on your part to advantage of this opportunity. Break from the barber habit! You win annually. Call on our representatives in yow town, and request a copy of On Shavinf This booklet flWrates thr correct razor position for shavtnr every part of the face (AdUAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN FROM you HOV TO STROP A RAZOR PROPERLY j should our dtiier be one by return mail. Firm of A. L SILBERSTEIN, nakera, 4S9-461 Broad war. N. Y. ol them, drop us a car4, and we Sold by C. W. GRAY Lethbridge, Alta. you ;