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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta New Homestead Regulations Otiaivii, ./nil. I.'/.-'/'Im n(!�- Do-iiiiiikin ]nmls liill tiiijilk's to luiuls in t.hi; Doiiiinloiv of Cuiiufla, in tho iin'us ot 3ManUol:a., Sn.skatchcwaii iintl Alln'r(,a niKHfii; lYoi'lhwest Tel ri'foriL's aiwl In ihf! railway iliolt'in JliMlish Coliini.iii ami to the t:h�w and i;ri:!-liilni,n!O.I in Ihi! Hons..'. It iiiovitiM ihivt iioluud* shall ]x oiK>ii for boiik>�li!atl entry or for Kiilp until Kiirviiycil. llomiesteiid cntrioH niiiy 'l.t; (jran.Dil for till iinoc-ciipiei! Kurvc'yctI ugi'icultural laufiB. 'J'liis inchulL's bolli Ilia otl;l and uvfln iiiinibereil sections, llvrctoforu hoiTi� .stead cntriuH could only bo nuudu for tlvr- ov( II nuinlx'rc'd .si^clion.s. Entry for land. valnabL' for nicrchantaiblt imubci', wa'tnr-povvijr, harbor or landing UKiy bo oani'ulrad by tha mluistwr within frix niorith.s of .such entry. No, honii-stuatl entry conveys the  rig-h't 'to HiVt, coal, potroloum, natural gas, gold, silver, copper, iron or oth.-r insi'torials, or to, Ihi; vabor liBhts or priviliL'B'KS wi'th n. bordering or pa.sKing through �t.h'o land, cuv-rr?d by such entry. .\n,v r>;'i'S"n ihj .soli; liL-utl of a fani.-il.v. or male fitrhtcirn .voar." of oigc u\ay 'take iip a hoMv^Tstcad not -ci> clinK ono'-qiiaj-tcr Hoctlon. Tf a "uniaii i.� not clparl.\- the 'h?a'd of a family thi? niinisti'.r uuiy dacidu who-thpr, from tin; circ\iiri.stancos of. *h� lasj. f-'h;- may be gnuilwl a homo -.slcnd entry. 'I'lia minister ma.v rt'-.s.'rvc n niiartu'r section for 'homo -stead entry by a male of si>vcMit;;n;n ,Vfnr�, on ccrlabi coiiidi'tion.s, viz.; provided ho livp.s on a homestead, with 'his father, mother, brotlK-r, �is-�l-jr or giardiaji: that hj .shall make onlry when he ut'lains II13 a'gc of ci^htven; that ten acres of 'Um'land sbiUl l.e cultivated during snih per-iuil of rosnrvation; that failure to compl.;- with these conditions Miall cancol the l'Os.>;rvatian. 'I'his is a U'ew provision which did not fornvL'rl.v exist. ^SQI ATTKUS li.Wl.'', iriUOW,. KIOHTS. A )jon:i-flile sQuntter before Kurve.y in ros.xbnce -and having iniprovt>ini:.'nt at ihj timj of survey, ^nhall, if o^g-il)le, have the prior right to cn'try 'lo not iniir^' than ono-ijuurtor section Kuih right must be �c'xcrci.^Ml wil'hiit six months of nutjce in writing by the local ngont lo 'the .S'-TUnt'ter or |>o.sto(l in a consjiicuous place on tho land. .�\pi)lication for Irnmesticad entry mti.st be made between t> a.m. 'and 5 li.ni. at the llin'd office. Th-a acceptance of ilho fet constitutes an entry, and tha rcce-ipt 'entitles Ihi! reoipien't lo hold and occuj>y the land and ))ring and maintain act'ion for trt*-pa.ss. Applica'tion for honiestea'd onl'r.v mas' ul-so Ik' inad-plicatitn. ai�d Uk- local agent niay thereupon 'hold tho land for n. slif-/icl.VHiit Vhno to allow for Ihe 11 K'ipt of atx^answer. This i.s a new pro ^ vision In Ih'L' act, a'lh nigh the practice oWa'iii'od for some timo p�.?tt. Application for eniry mu.st bc'n'iadc porsciially hy th'e hoin'es'.'eader before th3 local or Kub-a^ent . except in cartain Jipocial- ca.sas wherein tha minister may p^'miit entry " to l>o made by attorney. Tli-,? latter provision iM a revival of 'thj old priy-il'igo, wh'it-h it, Wan foiin'd ivecossary-I0 witlulraw owMv.; 'to its ftbus'3. It will now 'be oxarci.s'cn onl,\.under s]serial circiinistances. .val.l.S'faclory to llie tniitiwter. 'I'hi.s riinpl'f'n.'� utid mdk'cs clear what Is icciuircd of u hoiiics'tcadur. It will lx> Hoaii that t'h.i Niil>s.titi�tion o>f nt-ock for cultrvatioii l,s now dotio away wMh. "H-'llh.-! period fi.VeU by this act foi tha perfoi'inanca of thn raijiiire -iiiiont.s prescribed foi- olrta'-'n'nff kft-t'^irs pivtc-iit Tor ' a hnincAtctvd �l�all, in lh(! eas'j of a person who has ob-'la'nod tntry for a hoiiiastcad m\ laiids-^occupieil hy him before survey thereof, L'o ruckonod from tha tJale u|)on which he fiitarpd into occuPa" foM of lit.' Imul." 'Mils provides tor accejacHca which wns^ piwviouslj- urtopt'jd Hoiig'h not ill tlif ok* act, i f - , A ma. CHANOK. "lo-If a person who hus obtttin-cd cH'tr,v for a homestead �mlcr this act 'has his peruian''-'nt rusidfncc upon a farm un uivu' u( at least cig'hity acr;j.�i, .situata \vith;n a distonca of nlii'Q millc-s fr'om the hontast'sad n�d owni'd and occupied by him,.or has his pcrin4vri;n't residence on o farm of such areii antl .situatjr as afoiv.'said owiwd and occupied by~his father, ni'oth.-r, son daugnlfr' brothnr or sis-tar, or .who, in tha event of the iloalh of such fnllwr, mother, sciv, datighlor, brotlvr fir sister, con -tiniu;s to luvvt- his pormttiiant re��i-donee oii such farm, nuHh residetica .s'hull be r'eckoiia'd as rcsidenca upon I'ha hom!..slead; lu-ovi'.la'd that.- if it is shown to tha satisfaction of tho ,>jovernor-in-coiincil 'tha't a person who has ob'Kiint'd entry has becoma ihroUth physical il';sa'biilit.v, una'b.{c to conipl.v witli tha residence rcViuiiv-.iiont -hTeiuirt^^r, or umlej- section of this act, such residence nyrruira-inont iiMiy be dispensed with b.v or -dgul rcprestrnttt'livcR, may asisign" the. homestead, ami tl>c assignoa whttlj'. ai'tor (a) the �xi>iru;tiotii of 3 years jfroin the,date of wiiry loi" tha homc-.'ilc.-.d, (,!�) 'h.;lding the homestead fpi' 'his ow)i oxiiuslvu uho -^nd 'l>enufit from the dati! of the assignment; a;nd (c) completing the resirtoiice and cu.'tiv'A'tioii rvviuircuicnts as set forth m-saction 13 of this act, in tbasamc maimer as tha pcr.sou H'ho mode eii-tr.y would have baen reo'uii'ed to have co'mploted tlveuv tharcunder, Ik; tnti'tlcd to letters, patent for ihs hoine&tood," tJWbr this clause the le^al loiiroajntativcs of a deosased honiia.s'tonder who has di'od 'before earn ng tha patmt ane relieved ofthfu iv!?.deiice ilutics. The old act ro.qirir-;.-railway company, or Included iji ony tract of land res.7rvcd for the pur -pose of iht-re being selected there -from laiftr for a raHway lond agiflt. 2-A i�or�oii who. "previously tothis ennotJiient, ol>tained entry (or a hotn��tctMi, but did not acrjuire or �does not hoWa" piiMSmption, and lying alonj;sidehall be cnt/crod in the books of the lai.d'officc and in the iv.>turns of the agent as so prc-oinptfd, and after (ui patent to a settler or purchaser �'!io is inflc tid to the crown The law J forbiddinjf th:- a.^sigiiment or 1 rans-j fcr of an unpatonlfd honK^stead rersonflitton shall be cancoUed. This is a' ivaw provision. Home changes hava l.xv.ii mwde regard n,^: ;apj;,icaticii for patent, making it dear,, to the settler exactly how It nmybc dona. No certificate of recommi-tulatiou wwll hanccfoi'lh 'be issucfl as under uxis'tin* ariwnge-ments it, is mrn;-'cessar.v. "2'1-.\ |>ar.son who has obtained f.ti'lry for. a-homestead, or in the event of his ..death, his legal :ropre-santative, or )viux>.senlatives,. or his or thair usftiiiiite. or in the event of hi's becom'ii^- in.Siijia or mt^ntnll.v iii-cfti aUle, h's giiardiVin or com'mit'lee or an.v person who, in the event of dojlh would 1k! his l;gal representative, may, alter th.' expira'ticwi of 'the period fixed by this act for the completion of iho rouiiir;.^niplica'tion for tlic same; and upon [irovina to th'a sat -isfaction of ihi- iv.cal an-ent, or the pflicor acting for himi that stich. re-quiremeivls have lXK�n tulftUa*!, if such proof Is accepted by t'ha coni-m'jssioiiv'r of llomin'on laivds, the l>erson \vho'p-res statcuKM'ts .shall be muflu beloi-* the local ascnt, or the oOicor acting for liiiuor such other |>crson as is llwreuiko authorized I pre-empted *i.x nionthn in itach of the thri-c years .iuci>t to the data of pre-omfi'tlon, (b) cultivating fifty acres thareon, {c} erecting a hou.sa r.f � voUio of at l3a.st SiUiQ t''v?ieon and (d) Paying for such land on tha terms hereimifler .set forth, ho .shall l:e uii'titled to Ictt'ers patent for the lyiaricr s.^clitn; provided tha^ if the qiinrter .section so pre-empted is situated with'n dislanca, of m't mol^a [ than 11 ne inilys from 'the homestead, ! rcsidaiu'c upon the . homesl-be open for purchase uivdjr r^gula-tion'a from time to time Ijy tha gov-ernor-gencra.'-in-couiicil and thero .shaU be no .sole to one person under such regulations of an ai':ia :ot land in nxoi-sis of one sactlon. without ^Itecial Older of tho go%'ernor-m-council." Some chon^'s have been made under 'the (wcti'on setting forth the powers of thii govern:)i'-in-coimcil, Provision is made for withdrawing any tract from sa'tlioment, also tor exchanging land' with any provmce. corporatioi! or jwrso". N'o r.;serva-tion of land for railway oon-strtic-tion to promoters of drainage Avorks to persons e-stabli.shing schools of InMtriiGtioR' for 'furniing, moy now' bo mads. Ni^ nacesswty exists for daal -ing with old settlers' claims, outside of Mrnltoba. The law governing the dlspo.osiiig of irrigation 'and graKing lands, u'so deals with^w-ater (wwers and Hudson Hay land.s.  REAL I he-^not'; etl'uct a sail'. If you wisli to bny untl I rbave.not-wliat yon want. 15!vo itu^ a tloscription and I will fin^>^it for you. ... , . , '..V' mm N. T. Madeod Fire tnd Life Insuraac�. - . , m ....................if Fircmca Make PreMatalioas i'iir:-KMi'Tit shall !> in the form "L" in the .sclvadulc to this act, and shall be supportetl by ntllddvit- in.cithcr 0/ lha forms "M" or "\" in llis said schedule; and tho provisjcMs of section 10 of this act as to-the'lime and pmce of making application tor entry for a homo-stead, and as to' the making of iha .MVuie to a sub-a'^ent,. shall, mutatis iniitandis, apply to jth^ making of lih aPi)licnt mn to. pre-empt; and such application is made to a sub-ai^ent he iihall give an interim receipt for-the lec in the form "Q" in tha a ..me schedule. 4-The medium rate payable for lanei' centum per annum at the end of each year from the deite of th? said fcceipt outhe amount k-e-jmaining unpaid at the'time;, prpvid- The members of the Fire depart r inoiH paid tribute to the true worth and. long .service of two retiring mem'Ijcr.'y, Chief lliimphrjes and .Jc.s.se Walker, at an iiilormial gathanng in ;the (.'oimci.i. Chainlx?r last Thursday evening. iliiyor tlalbraith, AW. I'unniiighnm, Aid. Oliver, C .U.'Uow-num and Chief of Volice I'nrr.v and most of the >tnemtcrs of the trigm-iu were iiroNeiit. ("hiof Humphries wa'.s presented .with a "craft" clock, sui.t,-ob'y tngravetl and a sole 'e.�t":i'ar i.suit case. Mr. Humphries imul.j a very fitting resimnse. .Jcsk! Walker was prnseiitoil with a sa't of ^lipes, which the recipient gi^ncr-fully acknowledged. . �' > AddrcsNes wore made - b.v 'the �Al'd.'Vor antl Aid. Cunningham, the; -tait'ter gentleman who is chairman tha fire and light committe.-�, .stating that if the m.';ii�l>er.s of tho dapart -ment would have� patitni'e "lie .felt Ihil the di'op harness, new clvjnvical and bells, and ladders w,ould come. II'O did not intend to wart iHvlil a �big Hi-e sw;cpt the city, njid brought :-home to tha citizens and council- the fact that the eciuipmcnt^was iiiadeq-W'hen I '"'t purpo.sd|l supplying the e nipiiK'nt and appaiatus reriiired. Chief Ttti'iy, ,i. H. Fleetwood, t;. n. Kowmmn, T. (,'la,vtcn, \V. �M'pid if not perfected witliin six niionths. Tha oonditiona un'dur wliich duties iiia.Y be pcrforiiMd arc Kit I'orlh ill. .saction." l.f), 1-1, lo, Ifi nH'.-i 17 given below. "i;-J-I.Ovi.'i',v juTSon who has olylnin-ed entry f..r a lionip.stead shall, ex; r.'Pt as hareiuaftar ot'herwiso provld-wl bo rarpiiivd, bo.'orc tho issue of letters putenL 'tliel'al'or, ('.A) to have hold such homostoad for his own, e.xciusivo use and benaOt from ,thc-(late of entry; iii) to have rasided upon 'thp sanw at least six months in each of the throe years fromi the date ot {ntry; tC] to have' eiwtcd.a lia';itable boi.so thereon, and (D) to have cultiviitod such'an area of land within such hoinasteatl as iiwiy l>o A UtXP TO LEGAL HKI'JiKSEX-. T.VriVKS. "t"-3a the event of any jwi-son, who obtaintd entry for a homcsitoad becoming insane or niaittally incap -able, and );y i'eu.'Jon of such in.�ani'ty or mental incaiiacit,v unable to com-plL-ta tha ivquiiVMneiits necessary for tho obtaining of leblcr.s pat'CH't thefu-;or. the guardian of such person, or any perscn, who, in the event of his daath, would l.>8 cntltletl,,as his legal re|.roseiitnli\:u to do so, khnll oijI,v 'e rwjuiivd 'to fulfil the conditions set lorth in section 13 ot this act os to the ei'oction of a habptablo house and as to ciltivatlon befoi-e the issue of Icttars patoin, provi'ded that the same shall not issue until the' expiration of throe years from tha date of entry." This facilitat'ch tho action of the legal rapresentativc of an insane homeslead.3r in the mat -tar of duties, exempting them from iv'Sidence, as in t,he case of deceased homesteader. "is-After entry for a homcAtcad has been, perfected by the pci;son who obtained the ,Same, taking 'i'n his own person possession of t*ho.ss, vouuljcd for by iwitisittc -lory ovi'ilence, or in the case of Im-mi'.grant s?ttlcr.s returning to thpir native lanti, to bring their famjlics to their homosileatls, or In other special ciisas, grant an .eytchsion of time during W'iiicli such settler m.iy bo absent froirii his homestoad, without pro-udice to his right therein; but tha tiino so grantwl shaM not be eckoiK'd as rL>s(donco.",.'rhls dilTars from the old act as it restricts the privileges to jwrfactod cntr'icB. The provisions relating to homo -sten'der.'t cugttgod oil active Kcrvicc ns liy the minister,; pro.vid^H^ that oh any application for lel'ters patent by the lega'l rapiescntntive of a parson who diwi or by his iiss'lgnei; or by tho guardian or committee of a por- scn who" became Jnsrnj or mentally '^j that, on the completion of the incapabU',. or by. ona who in tho ; rtt.-iUir�nKnts rejuisitb under th's sec-^^ event o^such a pai-son's death would [tion for obtaining letters patent fpi* a pre-empted quarter soLtton, pay-mcivt in full may lie made for the somo and letters paU'iit th'ei'irfor ipay thcreupontf isst.c. 5-:A porson who^ha� oi�taln?d a pra-�mntion to' purchase shall pcnd-iivi tha issue of letters patent, have the same rights in and to tho. lands pre-empted as are conveyed by an entry for a homestead V.iider this act ond the agents i-aceipt for th* few in oithar of tha forms "O" or "V" in ,hc .sohcdiila to this act chall \� the evidenoa thereof, .and the proviKiom aticc with the provisions of thi.s aot', j ,ct us to tho completion of the same may issue to an alien who I n,,, roqulramcnts (or obtaining let-obta-njd the entry and became in- patent for a liomastcnd, nwiWing sand or iiwntally incapable or to the J ,ppj|ca'tion (or l^ttei-s patent andthc oliens legal i ^h'pivof in the ca.'.e of a i>cr�on I;c h's legal representativa', the min-i.strr may receive proof of the facts in such niiannjr as ha sees fi't to i-e-quiie, i.nd, ufion baiiig satisfied that lha claim has bcaii-proved, may allow tha .same and cause' Icttors patent to issile accordingly. 3-Lottccs patiiit for a hon>ostead shall not issue to ati.v i>er.sbn who is not" a sub.k'ct ' of this Majesty by birt'h or naturalization; providoil that, on completion of the require -ments for tha obtaiiihig of letters ,^ patent for a homestead in accord in safer than to let it run ami cure U afterwards. Taken at the "snec7.e atmgi!" Prov�ntiGs will b�ad bJT all colda and Qriiipe, aiid i>artiaps save ytou from Pnoiimonia or Bronchitis. Prev^tics are little toothaomo candy opld c�ir� tablelB selling in H cent aiid.35' oeat boxsH. If you ai'o chilly tt >"ou bmrin t.'i Hnoem. try Prevea -ticB.' Tliey will surely check the cold �aid plaam you. - Bold by J. 1). Hig-ihlmtliam & Compan.v. .SLr Hi'clion fulls to fulfil in any .\uar 'the i-ff.'MUren-ents of this act in ri>Ki�'cl trsoii w'lio has ob'Lainejrl eivtr.v' tor a homestead and who conti'iiuas toihoKl tho land iiichideil ilwieim tut who has iiot nc'ipiirod "oi' tk>n shall render his i'i�lvt th?reto lioiblo to forfeitura on tlie ort'er of themin-fstoi'. Th'a oi-dii\nry ri, ht of siacoitd. wnti-y is still i>o.strictcd to those settlers who l.ocama eiftitled lo patent for their first honvsteads on or lK�foiv .Juna 2, 1880. LIIC-V r'f. What were kjiow" as the lien pro- tho rcLiuircijientis-rbquisita to obtain-, visions of the act, whoi"cby money ins'letters iiaten't.for his homirntewd (.b) reni'ling- on, his homO'Sitend or on' tho Ittii'd so appertain;'ng thereto for at least six ni'onlhs In each of the six' years Siibsjiiuent. to the .date of ejitry for hif. homestead, (c) cuKiva-t'lig, in adilitiijn la such cultivation as 'hu may be roquii-od to nvakc on his hoinestoad, fift.v, acras i'ithar on coiild umlar. certain conditions, bo liidvanced to .intending sattlei's, and to bacomu a charge against tha land, have been aliolished. The nnc-e.sfill.v for this enactment ^oos not now" exist. JOxcopt in so far as ru-latioK to seed grain or other indebtedness to the crown no charge may be ci'wited upon a homj^wtend or pre- his homiostead or'on tho land ap- emption. ilut any charge alroady pertaining thereto, and (d) paying croalid under tho statute will con- for such hviid on tlu tei-ms hercinaf- -tinuu to be ivcovorablo ax provWcd. ter .-wt forth, such person shall. 1* en- Trovision Is made tor the iMUo of a THREE GENTS A MILE -- , / General Reduction in Pcssengcr Rites May be Made; . Ottawa, iTan.-At -tha meeting of "the llailwuy Commit toe'of the House of Commons this morning, Hon. If. II. F.mmerson atinjunSed I'hat tha of Manitoba, .still It is neceB� sary to procewl in n regular imin -nar to dajil with tlb> ofhstion.' Mr.-Mclnt.,vre'� bill to .Appelle Long Lake and Saskatchewan llail-Way Coiitfpnny and Steaml-oivl Com -pany, and the (.'onadian Northein. and to aii'thori/.e the re-issiiv ol old omi th..'! issiie of new securillas by tha former company, caused consid-ei'able discusfjicn. Mr. .ar mile. Mn^ Mdntyre 'did not think llv time was ripe for arcduction irom 4 to" a cents a niirn. At aM.\' ra.le, such' legisljrtio'n should be gciKTiil and f-hould.iiot apply to only one line. H'i' might inti;oduca legislalion later on, he said, pi-ovidlng Tor a gcn.-ral thr�;o cent I'ate. Mr. TurrilV and oth'ar WeJst.erii mem-),ei� fiUpj>oitcd the threa c.-nl a iniV 'pi-oposltionf Mr. Mr.Cranoy's amendment w-iis no Jcctod and �'tho bill was rapor.bed. FRED, ROONEY, - PROP. GOOD ACCOMMODArioN FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC IJCCELLtNT CUISINE BATHS - ; HOT AND COLD WATE�; RATES ,$l.nO A DAY I LETHBRIDCE - ALBERTA| 1 ROYAL V HO.JU, TABER, ALTA. Irvine & Lemon, - Prpprietors Rates $ 1.50 ond $2.0Q per Bay FltEE BUS MKICTS ALL TRAINS The Hotel Windsor H. �. MI�BACH, Proprietor Every uUtuition givoii the iRivcllitig public s Ft'cd Stable in ooiiiiootioit V ; Telephone47'!Tn"o'oToxxo:o:o:o:o'oTo:o:o:oTo:o'o:o:o ;