Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE HKRALD SPECIAL PUBLICITY NUMBER THE MERCHANTS BANK OF CANADA ESTABLISHED 1364 Head Ofce, Mortal BOARD OF DIRECTORS SIR H. MONTAtrU ALLAN, President. JONATHAN HODGSON, ESQ., Vice-President. THOS. LONG, ESQ. C. F. SMITH, ESQ. HUGE A. ALLAN, ESQ. C. M. HAYS, ESQ. ALEX. BAENET, ESQ. F. ORR LEWIS, ESQ. BETCE J. ALLAN, ESQ. Capital Paid-Up Reserve Fund and Undivided Profits Total Assets Total Deposits BRANCHES AND AGENCIES' E. F. EEBDEN, ESQ. General Manager T. E. MEERETT, ESQ. Supt. of Branches and Chief Inspector ONTARIO. QUEBEC ACTON ALVINSTON ATHEN S BELLEVILLE BEELIN BOTHWELL BEAMPTON CHATHAM CHATSWOETH CHESLEY CREEMOEE CALGAEY CARSTAIRS EDMONTON LEDITC MEDICINE HAT OKOTOKS SEDGWICK TOFIELD .WETASKIWIN DELTA EGANSVILLE ELGIN ELOEA FINCH FOET WILLIAM GALT GANANOQTJE GEORGETOWN GLENCOE GORE BAY ALBERTA CAMEOSE DAYSLAND LACOMBE LETHBEIDGE OLDS EED DEEE STETTLEE TEGEEYILLE WAIN WEIGHT LANSDOWNE LEAMINGTON LITTLE CURRENT LONDON GEANTON HAMILTON HANOVEE HESPELEE INGEESOLL LTJCAN KINCARDINE MAEKDALE KINGSTON MEAFOED OEILLIA OTTAWA MITCHELL OAKVILLE NAPANEE LANCASTEE OWEN SOUND PAEKDALE PEETH PEESCOTT PRESTON EENFEEW STEATFOED ST. GEOEGE ST. THOMAS TAEA THAMESVILLE TILBUEY TOEONTO TOEONTO, Parliament St. WALKEETON WATFOED WEST LOENE WESTPOET WHEATLEY WILLIAMSTOWN WTNDSOE YAEKEE MONTREAL (Head St. James St. MONTREAL.. 1255 St. Cather- ine St. East MONTEEAL, 310 St. Cather- ine St. W. MONTEEAL, 1330 St. Law- rence Boulevard MONTEEAL, Town of St. Louis BEATTHARNOIS LACHINE QUEBEC QUEBEC, St. Saviour EIGAUD ST. AGATHE-DES-MONTS SHAWVILLE SHEEBEOOKE ST. JEROME ST.- JOHN'S ST. JOYITE MANITOBA BEANDON GLADSTONE MACGREGGOR NAPINKA OAK LAKE RUSSELL WINNIPEG CAEBEEEY GEISWOLD MOEEIS NEEPAWA PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE SOTJEIS SASKATCHEWAN AECOLA MELVILLE CAENDUFF MAPLE CEEEK GAINSBOEOUGH OXBOW WHITEWOOD BRITISH COLUMBIA VANCOUVER VICTORIA CANADIAN HAVING 123 BRANCHES IN CANADA THIS BANK'S FACILITIES FOR MAZING COLLECTIONS THROUGHOUT DOMINION ARE VERY COMPLETE. axmuuwjiuui CANADIAN CASH ITEMS NEGOTIATED AT MINIMUM RATES AT THE NEW YORK AGENCY, 63 AND 65 WALL STEEET. GREAT EOYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND States. A general Banking Business transacted. Special attention given to collections, 4or which we have excellent facilities. Drafts sold available In any city or banking town In the United Kingdom or United LETHBRIDGE BRANCH, REDPATH STREET W. M. EAMSAY C. J. CEOOKALL E. W. McMULLEN, Manager UNITED AMERICAN EXCHANGE, NATIONAL BANK, NEW YORK; THENORTHERN TRUST CO., CHICAGO. Savings Department In ill branches. Interest paid quarterly. Commercial and Travellers' Letters of Credit issued, available and ptyaMo, reepofltlvely. in all parts of the world. TABER THERE IS probably no place in the whole of the Province of Alberta tkat has experienced such a marvellous and phenomenal growth during the comparatively sfcort period of its eadstence than the town of Taber and yet possi- bly no other place of its size and Importance is so little known to the public generally at the present day. Two reasonsv may be assigned for ibis. First, be- cause of its marvellously rapid growth; and second, because the town has never been hare so many towns in West- Canada. Its growth has! been rapid, yet steady and sure owing to the great natural re- sources with which the town and district are favored. From a small settlement of frugal and in- dustrious American settlers who came to this country about the summer of 1904 and who were permitted to take advantage of the "Hamlet while, fulfil- ling their duties as homesteaders the email settlement became in the course of four years relative- ly one of the most important and active towns in the Province. Situated on the south bank of the Belly River about 75 miles west of Medicine Hat and 33 miles east of Lethbridge, on the Crow's Nest .branch of the C. P, R. and in the of the best coal area in the Province its im- portance as a coal mining town cannot be gainsaid.- Of coal the district has inendiaustible quan- tities and the splendid quality of itf domestic and steam coal is well known throughout the West. In 1905 one mine only was operating on a small scale. Today there are no less than a docen, mines operating ia the dis- trict with a total output capacity of tons daily. The Canada West Cool and Coke Co., Ltd., under another name and manage- Coal Beneath and Fertile Filds ment began operations on a small scale about three years ago and today it is one of the best equipped mines in the West. It is a non-gaseous completely equipped throughout with all the latest devices .and patents in mining machinery. The area of coal land belonging to this company is acres and the coal seam is four feet thick. The total extent of their trackage under ground is about i Taber is ten miles and a sum of over has already been spent in the construction of the plant alone. The country around Taber has splendid soil and it is fast be- coming known as one of the best agricultural districts in Alberta. Wheat (spring and oats, rye and flax are raised besides all kinds of vegetables and gar- den stuffs. Spring wheat aver- aged around 30 bushels per acre last year and fall wheat went a few bushels more. Over bushels were shipped out and in a very short time Taber will ex- port one million bushels annual- ly. One large elevator has al- ready been erected besides a grain storage warehouse and other companies are now con- templating building more ele- vators to be ready for the 1909 crop. A large number of new settlers are arriving every month of the year, each one bringing good horses and all kinds of farm ma- chinery and all prepared to make Taber famous at one of the great- ,est wheat producing centres in the West. The Government has now under construction a bridge over the river one mile north of town which will, when complet- ed, be the means of bringing the large number of settlers already located to the north of Taber in close touch with their market town. The Government has al- so completed the construction of a telephone line from Lethbridge eastward to Taber, as well as es- a. local telethons ex- change. The travelling" public can find in Taber the very best accommo- dation in the -way of hotels. There are four licensed hotels in the town with every modern conveniences for the accommoda- tion of travelling men. lot behind other providing proper; for towns means for the education of its children having two good schools in the town at present and the school trustees have now under consideration the construction of a large and commodious school for the higher grades in the cen- tre of the town. Taber also possesses a well equipped printing office where a large amount of job printing is done and from whence issues weekly the bright and newsy Ta- ber Free Press. Three large lumber yards sup- ply the needs of the town in that connection while anyone having driving to do can be amply fit- ted out at any of the three large livery barns. Every line of business is rep- resented in the town, but not represented and anyone hav- ing money to invest in a busi- ness enterprise or in farm lands that in a few years will make a man independently rich, will do well to visit Taber before in- vesting elsewhere. THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND TOWN OFFICIALS OF TABER. VIEW OF .CANADA WMT COAL MINE AT TABER. VIEW OF TABWa MAIN STREET.