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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta 'TODAY, DECEMBER 29, THE LETHIHUDGK DAILY 11ERAL1J PAGE NINE STOP A COLD IN ONE NKJHT. Take VENO'8 LIGHTNING COUGH CURE You cannot always avoid coughn. folds .arid. La but you ean uvold tlito develop Into more eorloustrouble..' Venn's Lightning Cough Cure will stop, ordinary cough In oao illjiht if taken on the first indication ot trouble. A dose in time may save you from long illness anil heavy expense. "Keep Veno'n ready for use 'should you or your children need It- Being free from dope it is the safest remedy for children. Vena's Ughtnlng Cough Cure Is the famous British remedy, and is sold In every part of the British ISmpIro Prices 30 cents and ookb fishy "ot only to me but to all who talk of A yeai ago Sometime this mouth Grace purchased said mine foi something in and around At the city'mayor was. nego- tiating for an option for it but the eaily bird gets the worn, and H became Mr Graces, December li'lii, To Che Kditor ol' the Herald: Dear editorial is very timely tor me because it indicates some of Hie points which need clear- ing up in. connection with the pur- chase by the city of the Ashcroft mine from Mr. Grace. 1 want to assure our citizens that I have not taken the optimistic side in writing the reporl. Jitlt the sane, carefully considered side. 1 could con- scientiously have made the report much more in favnr of Ihe eity pur- chasing. If the Ashcroft mine did 110 more! furnish the screenings to the city power pel- annum, and earned per -year, making Slo.BOO.Oll, it would .not cost the city a cent, because that sum an- nually would pay Ihe interest and re- deem tlie money invested in twenty years, so that the property would af- ter twenty years be free of encum- brance. In other words, at these fig- ures the mine would pay tlie invest- ment of all off in twenty years without having cost the eity a cent. That sounds good, and it is true. There can be no tills pub- lic utility, as shown above; consc- not a cent of extra taxes will be reatiireil, even if impossible ad- verse conditions are conceived. This will surely prove Hie wisdom in In- creasing the city's debt, which is af- ter ail simply a, wise investment- to help paj off tlie. s debt The question of market for thirty thousand tons iier annum. That is surely easy. It is only forecasting a sale of two hundred tons per day for Winnipeg, Dec. P. Spall! wus committed by Magistrate Noble shortly before midnight last night to stand trial for the murder of his em- ployers, Mr. and Mrs. James Vincent, at their farm near Stonewall early this mouth. Spain pleaded not guilty, add- ing that, lie had no statement to make. The eleventh commandment, man mind thyself, and why the hesitancy to break same commandment when lie gets the offer ot is a griev- ous sill, this time against the second, 'Love thy neighbor, as thyself.: As regards tlie'report there is no doubt it is a glossy.technical and cov- ered affair. As regards the acreage ami contents it may be, thai is taking it as all good, clean coal, but my prac- tice makes liie aware" of the fact that it may be possible b.ut not probable, just all other outcropping veins, that it maj be moift o less fiultj or in other words, where there is an up- heaval or downthrow of tke..atrata in such places where the coal is unmar- ketable, being of no value even at the acreage given. Mayor Hardie knows and to kuov, bettei than he lint in coalfield the maximum obtainable Is tons per acre aid then, is no doubi ill the least what with the soft or bail top in. Giaees mint tins would be an ut lei impossipilitj to take the mail mum. 1 have slated pel- acre, there- fore the loss for. mining ,1s inade quate One wiiie HUH taking into co isideiation e- wheic iie the 01U fatlieis to t a nialkft in the summer' months I'.ir ;tho lump coal allowing .1 pel foi nut and slack for powei house leu ing i bal ance of approximately tons, when the, companies now operating don't sell in and tirouml the city more than 500 tons per mouth Without going nto inilhei de tails and seeing we cannot jet any information to prove the why or wheretore ot inUiest to the clt> only through the ,'ebb Of course as pointed out il feel so disposed we hove the oitiou of call nig al the elti office to set Mat In this matter, T think it is high time the ratepayers were 1111 nul doing HODIBB others who art piolnbly hot lei informed will Inkis tfiU matter up inrt give us i miUic opportunity ot judging nhole tnnstction on its merits It nnv be alright and bene ficial to I lip iltv hut 1 baa nw dools. truly, 1.. MOORS one hundred and fifty days each year, ft is certainly not expecting too jnucli to assume that people will burn fifty thousand tons of coal per year ino" city of that size can get on with less in this and assuming that the city mine would only get the share of the trade that would legiti- mately come to it iii ordinary run of business, there can be no qneatk'ui that the city people would buy fif- teen thousand' tons per year from their own mine. To dispose ot" fifteen thousand tons, the balance of the thirty thousand tons, throughout the three prairie pro- vinces would -be child's play. One agent in Saskatchewan alone would take twice that much, so that we are dead safe on the estimation of the coal expected to be exported. Does that reasonably satisfy with regard to market? With .resoect to abandoning the present city mine, while the city mine is a good tiling when nothing better is in sight. It is a poor institution compared with tae Ashcrolt miae at the price. 'In the first place, tlie quality of the coal in the city too poor--to compete on the market with tlie Gait coal. That area Is On the outcrop, and the average B. T. r in it are as compared with 11 000 in the Ashcroft mine, which means that it takes neai-ly two. tojis of the city coal to be as good as one ton from the Ashcroft mine.. This must be- Itorne in inind in connection with the cost of fuel in the pity pow- er plant. There are many advantages the. majpi has not out in his renort pre ferriiig to retain them a'sf a means 'of margin for the city to -be doubly sure of making good on the purchase, but 1 mav mention one The street Tail can IIP used 10 that the city coal cm lie loaded directlj into the rail v.aj caib instead of the coal beinC. carted to the railway cars .on a G.P. R.' siding. This arrangement, after illowmg tho street charges represents a further profit, of 30ft on each ton shipped in The mayor is enthusiastic because he knows a good thing when, he sees it, esoecially in the mining Hue. tie is confident that this is one of Uie Solden opportunltes for good DusiH ness which so seldom come along that he hopes the citizens of Lethbridge .will not be foolish enough to pass up because of anv nettj objections Yours truly. W. D. L. HAKDIE, Mayor. Winners In the drawing for watch. Will the holders of the follow- ing numbers please call and secure prizes. 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize 5th Prize No. No. No, No. 15 82 42 T. H. Keith Manufacturers Home .Made Candy and Popcorn 3rd Ave, Besitie. P, Burns Co. ;