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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LCTHtfMOOE, M OH DA Yj t U A ft Y 10 Itflj Lethbridge Industries ARTICLE II. FLOUR MILLS It ia not every man who lias the daring and foresight to invest it large sum of money in a. new coun- try, totally unknown and untried, especially in an enterprise "the suc- cess of which is disputed and denied by thoKcwho are living in the coun- try. Before lie makes any consider- able investment a man likes to have proepects of success at least and something more than nis own judg- ment as a basis 6f those prospects. The idea of raising wheat and mak- ing flour tii Southern Alberta .was heartily ridiculed by everybody unit! EllUon caused .a' change oi thought. It seemed to be a well-es- tablished fact with no possible gain- fiayiug that Southern Alberta WHS a ranching country and never could br anything else. And HO firm was this idea implanted in the minds of a great many, especially the ranchers, that to stHrt a flour mill at Kaymond or at any of the south towns considered the height of fo'ily. However, in the fall of 1901, Mr. K. i'. KlHson, of Layton, Utah, miller and grain grower of many of varied experience, came 'up into CVmada to look at the country being settled by the Mormons at that tine with view to erecting a flour- mill. The prospects certainly were not good. No wheat had ever been raised in the country except a little that had been grown by way of ex- periment near Cardstou. The old- timers said it wasn't posible to raise it. But Mr. Ellison, trusting to ex- perience in similar in the ation, M. Barford, the manager of the- ik'ntly Co., phoned an order, evidently considered a smal rush or- .-leivjfor about ten thousand pounds. This thousand pound order was the first received by the company from an outside point. A few months later the first carload lot to go to Leth- bridge was ordered by the North-West Jobbing and Commission Co. In 1904 the firm .started exporting to Hong Kong, China, and Kobe, Japan, which Oriental trade has grown to very large proportions. Today besid- ie the large local and Oriental trades, the Kllison Milling company's 'Our Best" is for sale in practically every market from the boundaries of Manitoba to the'coast. H is used by the best and largest bakers in Vancouver, Victoria and other cities 'ind exclusively by many of them. The next venture was the erection .it Magrath in 1906 of a mill and ele- vator, almost the exact duplicates if the Raymond Mill. The, year be fore thc company had had a ware- IOUHC at Magrath. The volume of trade and the. necessity of a mill to handle the largely 'increased wheat crops there induced the company to erect a mill which has been running constantly since November, 190G. The company had always had ity eye on Lethbridge as a good distrib uting point, and has always consid ered that some time a mill would be erected there. Tfie trade with Leth- bridge had increased so that it aver- aged between and a month. There was not a dealer in South, was convinced that Southern the city to whom they did not sell Alberta could produce the very best of wheat. The newly arrived farmers were .willing to make the 'experiment if Mr. Ellison would-take his risk. He returned to Utah to secure other capital and in 1902 erected a smouldering idea into a flaming pro- and the company had never lost a dollar on a Lethbridge dealer, which well for the solidity and pros- of business in the city. The spark that quickened 'the two 24 by 70 elevator is 44 by 45 feet with ctpa- city of bushels. In the basement of the mill'are the boots' or bottoms of the various ele- vating the line and packer shafts and a Ib. platform scale and a wheat Scourer. There are three of these scourers, one each in the busement, the second and third .'loors which are 5n succession. They dean the grain, separating it from the dirt and impurities, polishing the outside 'of the grain and remov- ing the hairlike substance from the kernels. On the first floor are five 9 by 30 inch and four 9 by 24 inch rolls "for grinding the grain, a Columbian first- break governor, which regulates the 'luantity of grain being put through, i Nordyke and Marmon steam- er, in which all of the wheat is steamed so as to temper it and to toughen the bran so that it will come off without breaking and chip- ping into the flour in the A 1'rinz, automatic milling separator, three flour and two feed packers which pack the Hour, bran and shorts sacks, as well as the necessary scales for handling flour and feed ire also on the first floor. On the second floor are four straight iievc purifiers. They purify the itock from the separators; by draw- ing out the bran, chips, fibre, etc., before giving it to the rolls to be ground into flour. Three Princess collectors and suction fans which Irav: the dust from the rolls and keep the rolls cool and send the dust U) the collrctors are also on this loor. Here also are bran and short which separate any flour from the bran shorts and pass it on to the centrifugal on the third floor. Besides the scourers mentioned before there are large bin.s for flour feec and wheat on this floor. On the third floor are three square sifters in which the flour is siftec through fine silk bolting cloth clean ing it from all bran chips and other foreign matter which go off the sieve while the flour goes through. All the highest grade or finest Hour is taken off these sifters and also a part of th HUIHUUIIMIIIIII Removal f Notice second-grade which passes througl We are iiow located two doors south of Bank of Commerce and are pre- pared to do all kinds oi' Also tad Pressing i both Ladies1 and Gentlc- mcii't Garments (ioodft called for and delivered A. Mutton I Phone 265 minimum HIM iitilMUiiiiitiiiiiiiiUiiiiutnAiiiiiUf i X 4 I Opportunities Neglected are Lost DON'T LOSE THIS! 16 roomed house, centrally located. S1000 down same, balance easy. 51 roomed cottage and 2 lots Bartlett Street, cash. A snap at this figure. tat Office Buck ftatl till! Mill III! lllllitllllMMHI Facts about Crirjty, Biggs and Sunset Colonies in Butte and Suiter Counties, CaL mill with a capacity, oi 150 barrels a i position supplied by Mr. C. A. day, Hud a bushel elevator without a bushel of grain in sight. Being assured that the mill would be erectfd the farmers around Raymond sowed A lot of wheat, all spring wheat of 'conr.-ie, and had a splendid crop. In" October, 1902. George W. Green came up from Utah to complete the mill, which started to grind in Jun- and has never stopped from thai time to the present for thr lack of grain, 'every bushel nf which ruw'lven reciuved from the surround inp country. The first year they had more than enough to keep thorn go- inp. Oiien biitween sixty and seven- ty tear.n could IK- seen lined up wait- ing to have thi-ir loads weighed and purchn-n'd. Sucli i.-i the story of the erection of the mill and the securing of the grain. The. next problem was ihc market for the flour. People had the that the only good flour was made from Manitoba wheat and were afraid to buy flour made from Alber- ta wheat. They judged that Alber- ta couldn't raise wheat, and if the wlwat wcro raised it wouldn't make pood flour. Thtvpeople of Raymond and thf surrounding district partic- ularly the their own grain nnd made broad that conic put the blush ?o the bost made o Manitoba flour. With its usual en terprise and usual caution, the Bent ley Co. of Lethbridge, placed an or APT for one thousand pounds of th bent grade. It. was a rather smal order but wan evidently well-placec for, by a strange co-incidence, whil the Herald was in the Ellison Mil ing Co.'a ofllce gathering this inform Magrath and the Lethbridge Board of rade led in this matter by Mr. E. A. imningham who was chairman of industrial committee. In the arly days of-the company, Sir. .Ms- rath had taken stock in it and now 3 the second largest shareholder, anxious to see the company es- ablish itself in Lethbridge. Finally liey decided to erect a mill like the ther two but on the advice of Mr. ilagrath a larger one with a capacity if five hundred barrels a day was irected. This decision has already; >een justified as in a very few weeks he mill will be running day and light and the expectation is to put in he machinery for the full five hun- Ired barrel capacity this year. The city had a standing offer of L fixed water rate ami total exemption rom taxation, to any industry manu- facturing grain products. The com- pany asked and got nothing more. Other towns like Macleod, Pincher Cardston and others have giv- :n either a cash bonus or a guaran- tee of bonds to get the flour mills, so that Lethbridge's bargain by compari- son looks like a good one. The mill at Lethbridge is one oi thc finest and most up-to-dale of its size in Canada. Its present guaran- teed capacity is three hundred bar- rels per full day, but it has been con- structed to permit enlargement to five hundred barrels per day simply by coarser silk in the sifters. What flour will not paaa through these sifters is carried to the centrifugals, which handle the flour off the ''.tail end" of the mill, the last process. It NOTICE THE NBTKE tot all perms MekMto the lite partenMp if lick I litelj ire required to pay ttar iitefcttte fortMtrtDFreHickii th tit) if letthrity, air ill pernis daring claim against tte said fin of lick 8 Wateljf are retired to present the sue to tte said Fred lick for payment Dated at lettbnlge tes 1st toy of februar) 10. CtJiformVt PecUuout Fruil PUtrict Five to six crops of alfalfa annually. Climate which has made the state famous. Plenty of cheap water for irriga- tion. No cyclones, no blizzards, no Continuous growing and cropping season. Richest soil in.the state, and home of diversified farming. Oranges ripen from four to six weeks earlier than iii other parts of the state. Churches, railroads, telegraphs, telephones and good schools. Electric interurban cars connecting with the large cities, Irrigation from Feather River, the third largest stream in the state. Annual rainfall 20 inches. More 300 days of sunshine every year. Magnificent scenery, good hunting and fine fishing. A good place to live and a sure place to make money in. Write or call on H. W. FRILLING, bttftl irrijitt In. Ci. rf Utfmfi For Information and Literature Letftkidie littl, Letkkrtge, Cmdi Ajents TkcCvMl ksbtss CtUcgt Of .CaUarj CAUMoU in Shorthand a tic Mpt-rt icacWrii, in Enter uny .for Write, Jor "L." PROFESSIONAL CAIDS DRfc McCLURE 4 STEWART, Sur- geon Dentists. CMtice Hours: 9a.m. to 12 n.; 1 p.m. to 5p.m. HAMILTON IL YOUNG and Surveyors Higinbotham Block, Lethbridge. W.8.QALBRAITH, McGitl Physician, Surgeon Accvuchtr Office 914 fedpath Bt. 'Phone 53 9a.m., 2-3. 7-8 p.m. C.F.P.Conykwtre, K.C., B. Morton Jonw, B. C. L. CONYBEARE JONES Barristers, Solicitors, Etc. Office: Conybeare Block. 22-lyr. Tiie Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company Is now offering for sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THE MARKET lots North of the Railroad and West of Westminster Ri FROM EACH Also a few Acre Lots East of Westminster Road, each W. C. SIMMONS Advocate, Barritter, Etc. Office: Southard Block. Money to Lend on Town and Farm Property. B. C. MOORE Funeral Director (and Embalmer to Presbyterian Church. Office Phone 102. Residence 136. F. B. ROLFSON ARCHITECT Room f Whitney Block. 39-0 Whea you hive to sell to reit place it ia this colm. If you wait this colMM. 25c OM iiterttai i iMerttoas for II One-third cash, one-third 6 balance 12 months. Interest 6 per cent, per annum already mcntionod. Manager Grocn expocts to work the full twenty-foul hour dfiy hi a very short timo and to put in tha machines to double the capacity during the next year. Tliia mean.s a groat doal to the farmers in the vicinity of LcthbridRe. j Mr. Green'estimates that'during the' year 1905 they will use about j UUrti Wui utf (iMi ,Wl. severer sifting process for the lowers ,01 -j, rOOO of wheat which-at eightv grades of flour, the rapidly revolving I cents a bushel, the average price lor sifter lorcing the coarse sieves. or sticky One bran In the Basement BrusfJH on Lop. Hour through thf reel and one graham reel which sep- arates graham flour, (which by the way, is made on separate rollers) from the bran, one wheat scourer, one Kichardson automatic sc.ile, and four Cyclone dust collectors used in connection with the wheat scourers and separator are all on the third Hoon The, atitomatic scale weighs trips .and registers every bushel of) wheat that goes into the milling pro- cess. The fan.H on the scourers and separators blow the dust into the Cyclone dust collectors which collect it and convey it to the esil at the top ot the mill. Incidentally these collectors keop the dust off the clean- era from getting into the mill and machinery. The engine house is 54 by feet in size and contains one 19 by 42 Corliss engine of 300 horse-power, with 17-foot fly wheel and 27-in. main drive. There are two 72-inch by 16-foot tubular boilers. The power plant heats the whole mill. The mill and plant meant an expenditure of Al Hhe machinery of the mill, enginohouse and elevator, was placing Sfr more stands of rolls. The. supplied by Goldie and McCulloch, mill proper is a four storey struc- ture 42 by 70 feet with a full base- ment which is almost entirely above ground.. On the north side of the mill along the spur track is a ware- of Your will wcifH im tke far as your tattc ii the rrl- dcnce of your can ihow yon will procure for mount! thai yon art not paying for the other man'i goods Turpin Furniture Co. f Gait, Ont., who put, in the com- several months past, means over three hundred .thousand dollars, be- sides money paid for grain that is purchased and shipped. Mills ob- viously can pay a higher price than can the elevators which makes them especially valuable to a farming com- j munity. i The mill means much to the mcr- i chants of the city. Farmers come i from far and near, .some coming ns far as. fifty miles to sell grain at the mill. Tho farmer gets his cash and is bound to spend a good portion of j it before he leaves the city. The! mill is of the same value to the mer- chants as an industry with a pay- roll of a month. At present there are employed at the mill ten men, not including the manager and the traveller who be- long to all three mills. Tbe pay roll amounts to about a month. The company whose energy nnd foresight has done so much for tiu: farming communities of this district, is composed largely of local capital- ists. E. P. Ellison is still the largest shareholder although closely followed by C. A. Magrath. of 'Lethbridge. i The Ellison Milling Co., Limited, is capitalized at and ia officer- ed as follows: Three Chair Barber Shop Electrical Massage. Newest Things in Private Post Cards and Tobaccos Mort. Priest SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REG- ULATIONS Coal mining rights of the Dominion in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North-West Territories and British Columbia, may be leased for a term of twenty-one years at an annual rental of an acre. Jsot nlore than acres will be leased to one applicant. Application for a lease must be made to the Acent or Sub-Agent ot the district in which the rights ap- Mr. Ellison in the grain milling j plied for are situated, business. He., started in at tho mill jn surveyed territory thc land the lowest position, FOR SALE FIVE-ROOMED HOUSE, nearly new, and one lot on Wood street. Par- itculars and terms from Charles Taylor. 50-2 LOST ONE BROWS PONY, branded 134 B on right hip and "horizontal on right shoulder. Last seen In Card- ston. reward. II. J. .Spence, Lethbridge, Alta. WANTED YOUNG MAN wants work at paint- ing, glazing or odd jobs of repairing. F. L. Kinnear, Box 626, or 114 Smith St. 50-G SERVANT WANTED SERVANT good gen- eral servant wanted at once. [Apply to Mrs. J. E. Lethbridge. Redpath street. 50-3 A SNAP FIVE ROOMED HOUSE for sale. plastered throughout. North easy terms. Herald office. Apply to box W. 50-2 at Lay ton in sweeping floors, truckinjr watching choppers, etc., and gradually wored his wny up until now he is one of the most successful mill managers and grain experts in the country. For ten years he was on the Grain Exchange at Salt Lake must be de-scribed by sections, or le- sack.s. j gaj subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveytd territory the tract appli- ed for shall be staked out. application must -be accom- panied by a lee of which will be refunded ii the rights applied for are not available but not otherwise. A President: E. P. Ellison, Lay ton, Levi A. Green, Majrrath and E. H. Wilsor Lethbridge, and J. W. Knight Provo, Utah. John II. Green is company's hustling traveller. The operations of the company have1 TCrCctf-d in-ahe Kn they started with a capacity of pany'3 other two plants as well. The flour turned out is of thc very )cat, quality.-'' A recent lest made by' he City Bakery of this city demon- strated that in bread making quali- ties it is equal to the best Hour that can be secured ano makes a loaf to the bag or two to the barrel more than any other. This H a very cred- itable showing. Thc company em- ploy none but the very best wonderfully fir.ccessful. In Sam Helwie, the head miller has been for mnny years with Offilvie mills at Winnipeg and Lake of the Woods mill at Portage la Prai- rie, Manitoba, and is tho best man that can'bo secured. The first pnck of flour was turned out of the. Lethbridge. mill on Nov. 23rd, 1907 and was secured by C. J. Eckstrom of the Dallas Hotel, who paid for it. Ever since, thc mill has tunning to foil capacity turning out on oi twenty- two barrels an hour, ustnf tvnn bushels