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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta vs." CO LJ z LOT 1 r2 Si LAN� 2& as- as' as- as- " as' aa' V 3 4 s 6 7 8 9 10 II 25' tS' as' as' as'* . as* as' as' aa PASSMORE ST. \ 25' as' as' 2S' as as' 22' 23 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 \ s 2S MS' 2S' as' 2S' 25' as* 22' L ANE South koundar* aFOrioina/ l�A 7+ IN 1 i TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, 1906. Surv�ytd by A. W. MoVittee, Dominion Land Surveyor. 8c*le-50 ft.-1 inch. ana of reaping the benefit of the present good times, the following lots in North Ward are to be sold on easy terms, yiz., $10 down and $10 monthly without interest till paid for. Speak quick, before they are all gone. A ,t.-- AAAAAAA ~'AS ,-.C-� C. .- i--.-v-S ; T -'- Real Estate and Insurance. Oliver Block, XTp-stairs. THE COAL SHORTAGE Mr. Simmon* Takes part in Important Discussion. Edmonton, Fob. 22.-A lengthy debate, on the motion of Mr. McKenzie .(Maclcod), "that in the opinion of this -House a select committee or commission bo appointed to inveatl -' gate the causo of the present coal rkortago in tho province." was the Joature of to-duy's session of the legislature. Tho motion was endorsed by the unanimous votes of the members on both sides of the House. The Premier assured the members of the full co-operation of the government, and advised a commission in preference to a committee of the Houso. The Conservative member* spoke in support of the motion, and Mr. Hie-bert took occasion of an opening to arraign the member for Red Deer on his Justification of the seizure of coal by various persons during the coal famine. Mr.'McKenzie, in rising to bring his motion before the House, explained his reasons for asking that it be defer rod. At the present session he had hoped to havo received a quan -ttty of information respecting coal conditions in the south country, but, unfortunately he had not that Infor -mation yot. It was not, he considered, necessary to go into an argu -ment to convince the members that there was a dangerous car shortage in the south. Ho did not want to be taken as censuring tho C.P.H. and he '- believed that Wm. Whyte, second vice president of that railway was one of the first men to recognise the serious Ass of the shortage, and believed that ho and those under him had done all that was In thoir power to relieve the situation. Yet Mr. McKenzie was not prepared to exoner ate them prior to the month of August, up to which they had not taken any active steps to meet the heavy demand for cars. The coal companies in the Crow's Nest during the months of. last summer were unable to work mora than half-time owing to the lack of cars. He had been told by , ?he manager of amine that was turn injg out 10,700 tons of coal per day, that during last summer the largest month was 1? days, the mi,ne being closed for the remaining days of the month,. The coal industry in Southern Alberta was one of the roost important In tho province, and owing Vj> the car shortage and consequent lack of work hundreds of miners were #*ripgv OThey were willing to work every day in the month, but there ras only ; ,;V 0, days' work In the month for them, Wmk^H:1^^" 'fcv#J011* wou,d � occupied then by eight companies of infantry and two troops of cavalry, and our commanding officer was. Colonel Henry M. Ulack. Our expedition wos in command of Major Morris, 'Thojnomlng wo left the fort thoro was about two foot of snow on the ground and the mercury registered just 06 bolow zero. As we were leaving the post the infantry band escort cd us, and I shall never forgot tho appropriate selection they mode for playing. It was "Thore's a Land That is Fairer This,' and I recall very vividly, that I wished. I was thiro. Owing to tho deep snow, wo 'only made 10 or 11 miles a day.. We had been on the march for twoweeks | whena courier overtook us end ordbr �d us buck to, the fort, I forgot whether this courier was Louis imam, bo or.J,, T. lforf�B.Blt wsi pn^of thom, and the second courier to make the attempt, for Jimmy Hawood had been sent out, but tho sovero weather had driven him back. 1 remember that the message calling us to tho fort was tho most pleasing reading 1 had ever experienced up to that tune and tho rest of them folt just as I did over it. We had travelled back fir seven or oight da>s ami went in to camp about five miles west of whero Chinook now stands. Tho chinook wind we had been looking and praying for came that night. In the morning when wo broko camp and wo woro moving before dnylight cracked out of tho clouds, thero was about an inch of water on Milk river and the chinook wind was cutting tho heart out of the snow. The cavalry took tho lead and crossed tho river at a good pace npd the infantry followed in double-quick march  ing time in order to mako it cross the river. Tho soldiers all got over but my outfit being heavily 1 jaded, did not reach tho ford for about two hours uftcr the commnnd had passod over and tho river was thon bank full. 1 camped my outfit on a high butto. "When tho soldiers reached Havre this entire bottom from the hills on tho north to the hills on the south side of Milk river was a shoot of wutnr from two to four foot in depth. Tho soldiers had a hard time in making tho fort and some of thom camo very nearly boing drowned, They had to keep to tho hills to keep from getting drowned. My outfit remained in tho camp on tho hill wo had boon forcou to take for 13 days with a small military escort. The -river kept high for more than a week, then gradually fell and it turned cold and the river frozo over so that wo woro able to cross by unloading and carrying tho froight across In our hands, I passed through and reached the post on or about whoro Havre now stands on the Ice February 14. "I anticipate high water hern in tht� spring and if it comes with a ["heavy chinook wind tho winter of 1900 and 1007 will duplicate the winter of '80 and '81." A Well Known Farmer. (From Edmonton Saturday N*ws.) ThoH. 11. Woolford was born on the 0th of November, 1850, in the parish of Ramsbury, County of Wiltshire, England, und what littlo schoollngho had wus between the age of six and ten at tho public school which was none too good. At the age of ten he wont to work an a farm as a plow loy end continued to work as such on different farms until October 22, 1873, when he sot sail for America with a company of Mormons, about 800 strong, and landed in New York November 6th, 1878. He travelled to Salt Lake City and landed, not W^th, U�� proverb^ bandana,, b^wjth only.25 �m,tf^li� Jhls.pockef, with his journey not ended by 60 miles, ho was heading for a plare called Pay-son and stayed there during the winter of 1874 und until July 12th of the sumo year. Then ho moved to Cache Co., Utah, to a place, called Smithfield, and remained until Aprli 1800, when ho was called by the officials of the Mormon Church to go on a mission to tho British Isles, and accepted nnd labored In England until January 30th. 1802. travelling through Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire nnd Essex Counties. Tie also labored in London for a time. Ho was released to return home on January 30th and arrivod back in Smithfield, Utah, on the 22nd of Februury, 1802. He then wont back to work on the furm und remained there until the fall of 1808. Then he came to Canada to look around to seo what the , prospects were to ,%ot a farm. He was only in Southern Alberta a fow weeks when ho concluded that this was a land of promise and had a great future before it. Mr. Woolford then returned to tho South, sold out his possessions and returned to Southern Alberta with his family in tbo spring of 1800. Since that time ho has raised bum|ier crops of wheat, oats and barley, besides vegetables every year, with the exception of the season of 1000, when he was hailed out clean and clear about ten days b�-/ fore harvest. Mr. Waolford thinks ho is safe in saying that had ho been able to harvest the said crop that was hailed out it would h<*Vo yielded the highest average per acre of any crop be baa grown since he came to Alberta, which would be saying a grout deal. Mr. Woolford's crop In 1000. yielded 51 bushels of wheat and 115 bushels of oats per acre without irrigation. Mr. Woolford. is, besides Vice-Presidont of the Alberta Farmers' Association, a Director of the Cnnndlun Seed Growers' Association. President of the Cardstou Branch/, of the Alberta Farmers' Association, and a director, of tho Cardston Ajrri-cultural Association. Ha. if also fra- \ quentiy cajlcd upon to lecture upon "Seed. Selection" and how. to. trow good crops, etc., and is often engaged as. a judge of standing grain,' BIG CAR SHOPS, (Medicine Hat News.) The News has it on very good au thority that this spring will see a startmade on the biggest private; owned car shops In Canada, to bej located a few miles east of Medicine; Hat. A lot of western monoy will jgo i nlo the enterprise^ This will, ! mean that Medicine Hat will have to] build a streat car line'to connect�c.!th the proposed works. , It is stated at Ottawa that tip] .Conservative party In the Dominionl will be reorganized and that Pr .Whitney, of Ontario. wJM sis*! 1 leader. ;