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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LhTHBRlDGc Gtlierwisa 'Managing Director and Editor. SUBSCRIPTION. year S2.00 a year that this -city "is one of the'jrain. No exception is made over largest manufacturing points of wes-i there of Southern Alberta, tins Cis- tern. Canada and that it is the centre of ifie greatest fail wheat district in Canaha, are forgotten. The Board of Trade, in its publici- ty campaign, should devote atten- tion, to an official statement on these misconceived JDethbridge. The Eastern press should have flaunted on the walls oi their sanctums and placed upon the trict lias to suffer, too, in the paigu. to blacken Western Canada's reputation. The Board of Trade, if it had the money to spend, could put in the leading American papers an author- itative statement about conditions here and thus enlighten thousands of people who have been led to be- ADVERTISING. Per Incli desks of their editors, literature that Southern, Albrta. was nip- will convince them that Lethbridgv pec[ by tlie frost. We have citizens, is not dependent upon coaj mining! wjlo whlne about grants to the Board and irrigation; literature that will oj Trade, but they will do that until tell -them, that grain is as extensive- doomsday and the council would be CITY ly raised on rion-irrigated land in jvery foolish to heed them. Lethbridge the vicinity of this city as any other j must be given publicity and the pro- section of Canada: literature that I sourci. fnr to come will emphasize the manufacturing con j ;s frojll Board oi Trade, corns of the city. We have bmi too NOT TOO FAVORABLY IMPRESSED WITH GASSWELL An Expert Gives Opinion- Suggests as a Possibility a Well on the River Bottom" backward in "tooting our horn." 'giving publicity us follow a systematic campaign :the .in order jaruijastili into the ignor- not onlyi to not only here- the west that i -this: in; inilastrial centre of no A few weeks >n the Ueth.- orily one hi Scrii- that ;is bound to be one, o.ue.'the leading industries, of present owners and pay any largo price therefor, except in a.' condition- al manner. -It 'would seem to me that if the well is about to be aban- doned, they should allow you the privilege of continuing drilling with jthc hope of reaching a paying stra- tum and not make any charge unless you reach-it. At present it is ap- parently worthless, but it might be that in three or four or five hundred j feet a- paying vein of gas could obtained, and in such an event it would be only fair to reimburse them for their outlay. If, however, the i well had to be abandoned without securing any valuable result, neither j of you would have anything'for your money. If a satisfactory supply of :gas is not obtained from this hole within six or seven hundred feet drill Gas expert Hammon's report on ring, in case it be possible to drill gas well was presented to the city A very good suggestion 'has been j COUBcil last night as follows: made and that is that the money .this Monday our paid into the city 'coffers as license fees by the real estate men should b? handed over to the Board of Trade. ALBERTA vs. THE EAST {The real estate men are the best j boosters this city has. They are Ontario and Quebec, where facts about tlys city every .ewspapers a year ago, told in flair-1 jay are carrying on a campaign .sr.' headlines'of the terrible winter J to brmg people into the country. They readers I iu Western Canada, are being do not object to a tax as long as it that deep in the present hole, (which is very abandon tluvt holo, you could then and still have funds enough to start a new one of sufficient, size to such a depth as to -very' thoroughly test the re- jjiou. In "case such a new hole is un- dertaken, a large strong derrick eigh j tv-four feet high should be ter! protects them from the of Trade to give more publicity to It is a matter worthy Co. The flour mill, -one of the larg-S cst in -Western Canada, will make! Western Canada last year was cer-. the name of Lethbridge famous, taialy used by certain papers of the! onlv in Canada but across the seas, j eastern provinces as a bug-a-boo to of ty consideration, .for" its "product goes to many lands, [frighten .irons coming to Oar Series of articles wiirinclude the west to reside. One only has ARISE! CANADIAN CLUB Lethbridge, Feb. 11, 190S To the City Lethbridge, requested by your Mayor, I have spent today examin- ing the gas conditions in this vicin- ity, and in examining the well alrea- dy drilled, and equipment. I find that at the mines to the j chps -n diametei.( and cach sizod hole northeast of the city, the dip of thc contiliued. just as long as it is pos- northwest, to make-.progress, in the drill- ing. By this mean's, I believe, you One object in view For the next ten days we must raise a large amount of money for 1st of March, and are sacrificing our splendid, stock of .Furniture, Carpet Squares arid Rugs, Linoleums, Curtains, Brass Beds and Pictures. Make your selection noV. and. avoid regrets. e Turpin Furniture Co. Redpath Street House Furnishers Xethbridge Winnipeg Wheat Markets Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 17. A. strong and -higher" opening' in -wheat, with ad- vances early in the day was succeed- I ed by a sharp break before the close, with prices lower than Saturday's heavy drilling tools installed ana a hole-started not less than sixteen m- _of feet to the mile, miles to north of this, at Biamond, I learned the dip is reversed... This indicates that that there is a trough or synclinal line between these two points, and judging from the inclination of the COal in the mine to the north of Canadian Club j Lethbridge it would seem that this bridge .IrbnAVbrks, the John Bruce: ter, have passed and the lowest Tory and Brick TheLethbridge Brick! thermometer has dropped is to ,_._._ _ Co.. Oliver Planing below zero. Except for three or fourj and the shops of the A. H. I and] days, the winter here has been more] the dead. This an opportunity dsitors sucK asi trough would have a bearing of ab- out north 63 degrees east to south iG3 west. ofiadals of jjv -examinin'the contours of: the by enter- j luncheon, where they fcQ get acquainted. C. P. K. Pew dties of the west :caa [.'like sprin- Building has been car- j LAhbridge is behinci, the times in bonst ;of as many first class indus- on with- very few breaks Mea Of prominence it is quite noticeable that there is a series of 'parallel ridges and east of the St. Gary's river, extending from north tries as this citv. and if we follow! there are cases where farmers did right policy, new ones will :be considerable ploughing in December added each year until Lethbridge ranks as the greatest industrial city! will reach -the depth., of the present hole from eight to ten inches in di- you should be able to continue from thn.t point downwards more than twice as far as you can in the present hole... Everything be- ing equal, of course it is desirable to start on as low an elevation as pos- sible, which in this vicinity is the river bank., and I know of no loca- tion along the river better than the lot on which yoar pumping station now stands. Gas is most i'requently fpuiul along the anticlinals or ridges, of a country. It is nearly always found along the ridges of the amder- of Western Canada. and But Ontario'and Quebec are grip 'Of1'the storm king. Places have not had railroad service for as long i as a week. Between Toronto and j Owen Sound thy mails had to be car-j them. Bubbing up against men 01 direction and in a measure head to j'ried through on sleighs, as the rail- H. E. Miebach, who can rightly wre completelv biocked. The rank as a public spirited and pro-, tnmsportatjon business of [province has been demoralized. Alberta for us. thanks. J about. TO degrees west, to south 70 lying stmta. in the gas is come and go and we very rarely it: degrees cast_ These ridges seem to .found The fold of the impervious ever, try to get acquainted with approach each other in the northerly Jayei. oveioving the gas acts as a pocket to retain it, and'it. always collects at the top of the fold. Far- ther down on the sides we frequently find oil, or salt-'water. The only danger in drilling at your that it approach- learning in. all branches of life, is j Scuth oi Lethbridge. helpful. It broadens us out, it en- Jjc'hten-s us, it- us-.fetsl a? it were up-to-date. The Canadian Club the best me- the Kt. MaryXthe dium to acquaint us with our fellow i-of- rge5 aiit almost at right angles to those on the east of the St. Itary's. North of gressive citizen, is endeavoring. to in the establishment here of a creamery. He should be encouraged not only by the farmers btrfc by'the citizeos, The farmers should realize by this time, that mixed farming is the saf-j -v.the faults ,or breaks in the strata are apparently -likely to be, as evidenced by surface though moro A BETTER MAIL SERVICE Jf ttitt- mitil ierVicc ilif Ougliu'tiL tile Belly River, these surface indications tilij pOjnt men and their ideas. Why not seem to show ridges and val-: the club at once and "avail ourselves! Axtending north and south.- of the presence in the city nearlyev-{ dip tiie niine above concjitlons cry week of the year of men, whom j referrod to would seem to, indicate! proposition would be Jk would be a delight to meet andjthat thc strata controlling the ;sur- J drm furtlwr from: the'citv honor arotmd t'he luncheon. to. _tfcfi..west..of the St. nntl nf the. ridaes'headins in this Some of us are drifting too deeply j the-selves across the -dircction_ the attached map J T into materialistic things and inciined more. to the northward. hdve marked thrcc points: A and supplied over open- ing prices were higher, due to the cables which were strong-on small and dearer Argentine offerings. A strong cash demand in Minneapolis was partly accountable for the strength while a decrease of in the American visible was another bullish item. Miiiueapb'Iis was 1-3 to 3-8 lower Winnipeg a fraction higher. Win- nipeg cash business was quiet in the morning, "with buyers holding off and sellers not anxious to offer- their stuff. There was -a small trade in the lower grades but little doing in contract wheat. Three .cents under the opening was offered for Northern but nothing came out at that figure. This price means a premium ofl-4 cent as.the carrying charges from now to May is about 3 3-4 cents. A little No. 1 Northern was offered at 2 1-4 to 2 1-2 cents under flie May were no buyers. The Canadian visible supply changed as follows Wheat increase 5i.o62; oats increase barley increase Pri- mary wheat receipts were against last jrear .and ship- ments against Total clearances 1S8..000; flour, 696.000; oats wheat and floui- equal Wheat Open February 1.04 l-4b 105 Stock Saddles Farm Harness, Concord Harness, Straps, etc., always on hand. We can guarantee yon complete satisfaction. Lethbriuge Saddlery CO. No. 1 Hard 106 No. I Northern 1C5 Xo. 2 Northern 102 No. 3 Northern 86 No. 4 881-2 No 5 77 No. 6 Feed Feed No. 2 White 561-2 No. 3 White 56 Rejected 39 3-4 Barley- 1 493-4 2 443-4 No. 4 54' 103 The feature of the market at, the- present time is; the steady shrinkage in U. S. and Canadian receipts and the almost, equally st-eady increase in Argentine shipment. Austria is just about living up to the more re- cent predictions of for ex- port, while Russia and Danube are the post-master-general can eas- y to dispose of a good and most profitable. Grain grow; is as inadequate and the development of the in-j Judgirfg from this; I am inclined to c_ T torv as it is along the Crow's Nest ing. or always be at the front, but to rely unon it wholly is! c' an error, as a groat many of 'the' ily a way tO 01SpOW OI a much'in factions of Canada learned portion of the miUion dollar surplus! when union would he announces this year. As it is ati do thb city goocL there is no of re- out, bv gathering i T.. th.. tcllectual side oi life. As men we sel-j believe that the: "strata underlying ffas is dom meet together. Wemove toothis I think the liklihood of getting at point A on thc i Februarv 561-2 tl'iis year. 2VHx it with stock and poultry raising and dairying, head vtoward Lethbridge Irklg.e some; O1- ejght miles south and. fail to unite jand .theBolly Itiver in this vicinity j east or Lethbridge. -At the point B, good, the south in foids nmning- atjsome sjx mUes sOuthea5t of the city the danger of Jean rears will not be coiving mail. If the train on I main line is over four hours late, Let us broadeni rjgllt angieK lo andf together once inj these project -themselves' northward i think the chances are ahnost as great. The third point, marked C, while at a club dinner, chatting anticlinals and. synclinals northiis ou thc pumping station lot. The Iwith our fellow citizens, and then and south, and that breaks or faults of lhe latter place are to the May............... GOl-ib nearly so great. "Why should have to import eggs, butter, poultry! Crow train- without getting, listeriing. to a good half hour's likely to be found in the forma-1 du and "certain, classes of meats? mai1; 1S nel_d over, a whole) mca u.ho would' do near the city.- city" and tlie low elevation. It will -answers-: "Why The farmers btjlore bemS iprwarded. It; meil who ijispire to do bet_j As regards the well already or ten thousand dol- ought to be able: wo cl )e expensive, no to citizens and Canadians, i the- present, rig is somewhat light i, driu t eitbcr OI- tv.e supply -all thc butter, eggs and! maks arrangements for a ---------__ and low for deep drilling. In our' meat this entire province requires. A ry regular mail service but wh-jh it OUR POINT OF VIEW ho irom Medicine Hat to kelson w a lice-! Snunrt .H- far- and South- i _. .A creamers' where butter of a stand thc ouJa" be .justituKl. Alberta does not require rd- and aeceptible quality could' this district are many large TOWIIS: fr0m lhe governnicnt. and a greater population per mile all it. wants and more. than m any otoer portion of the and 'low for deep arming. our, two and B. Pennsylvania, drilling we would not! T understand an appropriation of undertake a, throe thousand foot hole j has been made for this pros- peering. I believe this is more than high. Your present ho.le is wet at sufijcient to hole three thou- produccd; is a need. To the farmer, who believes in mixed farm- It has a depth of 1600 feet, and but six in- sand fcet deep and that if vou equip in. aiMnelcr; Before proceeding vourselves own. ing- arid.keep.'; milch the rev- bo exceedingly helpful. It would assist him in being indcpead-j linc are very-greai. west. The mining, lumbering, and! manufacturing interests along the d of such a! cut of a-crop failure and what is j nature that a satisfactory mail serv-j more important than-that? is absolutely necessary-. To have j i further drillin Let us be loyal to our own indus- will be nccessary g-of .this hole, vou will be able-to realize 'on the at case t materials, if the well 'should prove Tlie drilling! 4.J inch casing tools which can be used inside this j thirds Jhole are light but slow progress willj jn .ouc-halr the cost casc to two- of the ell should IJndsay, Ontario, is the greatugt bg -n drilling.." Your. prove valuable you would have your those "who n6w produce butter for! mail a whole day or event curUnff town in Canada, Everybody states lhat Q5 would be able machincry and equipment for further the market would be a lot ofjlhrce and four days Kas curls there. This year the rinks from to case insidc Qf lhis 3i inch, strvice. should find gas en trouble' and .-espeuse. Now they case' is a serious inconvenience orj that piilCe iiave wotv the Ontario j and drin gtiu decper-after he found one of these" ridges, I would recom- rroublo ;xnd expense. Now they have! loss- An arrangement by ,which mail} tankard, for the fifth time, to make-butter and bring it to the! be all local trains- market; and frequently they are un-l a dcaL Jt would dictionarv >is being issued at to make'butter and bring it to the! uu an market; and frequently they are un-j a dcaL Jt would .v new dictionarv is bei ubte to.: get as-good a price as tlwv m6an "erased subsidies to the rail- j Knglimd It would like for it. With the vVa-vs and lhc employment of more of Canac i-pv ..ilmail clerks. But the expenditure __.. says that cry near at hand, all thev need to do be to conrrtu't the sale of milk -to the I Ulfi rcsultinS- As is .CrcaiGcry butter' demands umry number of mail clcrks should fanner would toon u-J v and a heap would be'smal1 5ndecd compared h" bei1fifits resulting. .As' it is the in' creased- jt uncommon currencc- to have mail carried past, its less iii to handle allowing the destination because of the small stall maple wine. Some of the professors in it necessary to put in a. small cas- ing. This practice is never followed in drilling in the States I have never heard of its being and have my doubts as to its prov- ing satisfactory. The progress cer- mend continuing further drilling al- ong the same- jrklge, at points one half mile or a. mile from your first well. you fail on the ridges to the southeast of the city, and at some future time deem it wise to do universities ought to come ov-jtainly will be slow with such light further I would suggest er to C.xptf0dc a, tonight's Hat. some seven or above wells Med- drill- study of the mail service in the West cil meeting. vfhat. more could the i interest to the people of this part ofj _ i the Dominion except as it provides bend in Belly River to the west of the city. I that the company owning -the present -well .are planning to pull the outside casings. It might be wise to suggest delaying this op- eration until a decision is reached what shall be done with the well, if dips, but the course of the dip not. east and west. The course of; greater depth, the butter, farmers ask To the citizens of Lethbridge thc_ ,__! moans of an improved service oi a creamery is also; important. It would add to city'another industry and would en-1 GRANT TO 80ARD OF TRADE 'able us -io us.j "Made in butter, instead of s'peiuling our The Board o: Trade should be giver. ey on butter that is going'into the i a {rood, substantial frrant by thc city pockets of fanners in other parts ofj council to carry on the work of pub- tho province." 1 Hcixy. The Hftrald sincerely hopes that: All Southern Alberta, without any Mr. Micbach in his effort to interest j reason whatever, is being injured this farmers in this matter, will meet year because of the Dominion govern- ment's contribution to'narta of Al-hiament, the snow was so decp.A The the aiedioine Hat formation, it ed iii the vicinity of Medicine Hat, the well as to be abandoned it would and thirty-five miles to the westward j hc letter to pull the inside casings seem to indicate a very slight rais- as the pulling of them will in The snow sn thc East this winter of the rock. towards the no -wise endanger the removal of the ira i VA. I in a cartoon, pictures but not cxccediag twOjouter casings? while the pulling of Toronto cUiMQ shovelling snow and! feet to the mile. Your forma- the outer is likely to cause caves in tion here indicate much more marked the hole that might stick the inner j making this remark. '-Thought my shovel had uncovered a bottle of whiskey but it is only the glass on! top of the telegraph 18 j casings which with the success be- the in the mine referred to'ab-j would Jove ('would show thc direction from Mej thcm. j dicine Hat to Lethbridge to be nearly j Hugh Clark, member of the with thc .inticlinals and tario Legislature, was corked up in synclinals, rather thac across thorn. extend to so much so tightly that it impossible to withdraw his'own town, Kincardine, for a week (Owing to these reasons, I would nat He couldn't get out to attend par-jurally expect that it'you should meet Yours truly. W. H. Hammon. Permanent address Fanner's B.inlc Bldg. IHttsburg, .Pa. NEED OF P'JBLICITY The Family Herald and i berui and Saskatchewan of money to i winter in Ontario surely must, be buy st-ed grain for farmers who had j bad when an M.F.P. cannot gftt to their crops frozen. Toronto to draw his indemnity. Weeklv! a cent's of damage was Star of Montreal, had a really this district frost' j _. 1 The. farmers of Southern Alberta; view or Ijetnnrmgu in IM? _ but the- reading matter concerning have more pure gram than thej It calls' farmers of any other section of West-i this City'was not pk-asing. niining town and says: c; some valuable lands under irrigation in the district." Both statements are true and yet" they con voy a wrong- irnprossion. They lead people who are n'ot familiar with con ditibnS hero, to the conclusion that floriculture does not amount co much valuable lands under irrigation" arc miirfrfv nrnmiwiivt while tfo 3 White Oats February May Rejected Oats February Open nil 55 l-2b Open 39 b May 413-4b Flax Open February May.............. 1083-4 Closing cash V I Facts about Gridley, Biggs and Sunset Colonies in Butte aod Sutler Counties, Cal Greatest Deciduous Fruit District Five to six crops. of alEalfa amorally. Gliraate has made the state Plenty of cheap water for irriga- tion. No cyclones, no blizzards, no droughts. Continuous and cropping seasoB. Richest soil in the state. and home of versified fanning. Oranges ripen from four to six weeks earlier than in 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 than 300 days of sunshine every year. Magnificent scenery, good hunting and fine fishing. A good place to lire and a sure place to make- money in. "Write or call on L H. W! FRIEUNG, ftgest Ifrigitai Lied Ce. af For Information and Literature Kotil, Lethbridge, Canaila Agents Wanted ESTABLISHED 1864 .Merchants Bank of Canada HEAD OFFICE. MONTREAL Capital............... Reserve and Undivided Profits.............. raid-up Stop that tickling cough! Dr. Shoop tells mothers to use nothing JJe.gina is up against but, the city council gives the Board of Trade SH.OOO because it believes that organization can bring good times. Lethbridge can safely act the same way.. probably in thc two thousand feet. ever, with _very young babies. It would therefor scorn desirable fj j Tho wholesome leaves hard times prOsccutc thc drilling of thc young strms of a lung healing hole as far as it is possible and it isi mountainous shrub furnish thc cura- quite possible that the Medicine live'propert-ie? in Dr. gns formation might be reached, an "I gas found within thft depth that the present hole could be continaytl However, the chances are i giving to Canada's expenditure i Snwchunk certainly landed a chunk] I do.not think jt would be' or so dollars for seed Of stuff in little shack. to take the well oft' the hands of the Cure. Tt calms the cough, and heals thc sensitive bronchial membranes. No opium, no chloroform, nothing harsh used to injure or suppress. De- mand Dr. Shoop's. Take no other. Sold by all dealers. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sir fl Montagu Allan Jonathan Hodgson, Esq. President C. R. Hosmer, Esq., Thos. Long, Esq., C. F. Smith, Esq., Hugh A. Alton, Esq., C. M. Hays, Esq., Alex.. Larnet, Esq., Orr Lewis, Esq. E. F, Eebden ____ General Manager Tho. Bank has 110 branches and agencies distributed throughout Canada. New York Agency, 63 and 65 Wall St. BAJS'K ACCOUNTS invited, and special atten- tion is paid to small deposits. Interest at 3 per cent, per compounded four times a year, Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit.; payable in any part of the -world, at current rates LETHBRIDGE BBAXCH-- E. W. foMULLEN, Manager h. )ft. bf h n. m he ro- ;