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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME 1 LliTIIBKlDGE, ALBERT A. WEDNESDAY, JANUARV 17, 1906. Stocktakin Month 0real Bargains in nil odd linen of Groceries, Crockery nnd Glassware, etc. Also a big SLACGHTKR SALE of our Block of Gents' Furnishings, consisting of Shirts, Cndorwear, Overalls, Sweat era, Socks, Gloves, mitt a, etc. These must all go at prices that will sell them this month, as we have decided to go out of these lines. O i SHERLOCK, FREEMAN & CO � r JF YOU BUILD YOU NEED A GROWING TOWN Lethbridge One of the Most Pro gressive places in the West. If you nro wise you will buy your Lunibt�r wlicro you can get it the best nt n rwiBoimblo price --nntl get it when you want it. Wo bandit Lumber of Every Descri Our source of supply is unlimited and you criu depend upon getting whatfyou ask for. ENTERPRISE LUMBER CO. Ltd. J. W. McNicon, General Manager, Lethbridge, Alta. Branches at Tabcr, Nanton, Leaving Cardston, Plnchcr Creek and High River. sively low temperature. Of a truth Colorado has nothing more to offer by way of climate than South Alberta. E. A. Cunningham LETHBRIDGE BREWING & MALTING COMPANY, LTD MANUFACTURERS OF Fine Lager, Beer, Ale and Porter TIIK HKST IN THE WEST All orders sent to the Brewery will rewivi* prompt, ut tout ion  irr> Lumber Mills LIMITED Cranbrook, B. C. MANUFACTURERS OF Rough and Dressed Lumber Moulding and Lath  STANDARD Lumber Coy A FULL STOCK OF  Rough and Dressed Lumber Prompt shipments made to any part of Alberta WINDSOR RATES, $1.00 DAV A oonvenlnnt and oozy resort. O -mt'ort i f tfuot-ts is attentively looked af er and one of the f. w roally ffood dollar per day bouses la Alberta. When in L .tbbrldjyo call at ttio Windsor A write-up of any town iri'tho weal is apt to be tinged with a cer-tnin degree of optimism, but in the following remarks, endeavor has been made to give as conservative an estimate of the town of Leth-bridge Ms it is possible to do. Lethbridge, a town of about 5000 inhabitants, the chief town of Southern Albertaf isloeated 10I5 miles west of Medicine Hat on the Crow's Nest Pass Bection of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is the point from which the Crow's Nest Pass line started construction westward in Thirty-four miles west of us is Macleod, which is the junction point with Calgary and Ed-monton railway north 105 miles to Calgary, It will thus he seen that Lethbridge is some seventy miles closer to tlu? vast mining district oi>ciicd by the Crow's Nest J'ass railway than is Calgary. Following the railway of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company sou thwart l sixty-six miles to the V. S. boundary and thirty-miles further to the Graat Northern Main Line, gives Lethbridge a commanding )>osition as regards location for either commerce or manufactures. Such conditions in fact being unsurpassed by any town west of Winnipeg. Lethbridge district was the first in the field with fall and winter wheat making Alboita prominent in the eyes of the continent. It was the first to develop and now has the only successfully operated irrigation system in Canada It also hastlit* only beet root sugar factory in the West. This factory has been installed at an ex-ixmditure of $500,000. The foundation of the town of Lethbridge is due to the development of the now famous Gait Coal, which is in demand for domestic purposes throughout a territory 8tX) miles east, 250 miles west. 150 miles north and the same distance south into 'don tana. It has thoroughly up-to-date tnuuiei-jkiI water works aud m wvr system. The water worl s machinery is driven by electric power from one of the finest plants in the West. The town is pronounced by strangers coming in on the night trains as being the best lighted town in the West. The banks are well represented by thriving branches of the Montreal, Cnion and Commerce. Splendid schools and churches exist, also thoroughly up-to-date stores. The Gait Hospital has been pronounced by those who know as being the finest institution between Vancouver and Winnipeg and has a medical staff nnsur|msscd in Canada. Its equij)-men! is complete and includes an X Hay machine and an up-to-date rubber tired ambulances the first installed in the West. We have one of the finest club buildings in the West, It is the headquarters of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company. Irrigation in the town has contributed to'vards the embellishment of homes by the planting and cultivation of trees and lawns so that from the point of view of the manufacturer and the resident, Lethbridge is indeed favored. At present we have progressive iron works where east and wrought iron and brass work of all kinds are moulded and machined. Two brick plants, one steam and the other horse power, delivering splendid brick at 8'J.OO per thousand. An up-to-date Brewery with soft drink and malting departments; the latter is using all the barley raised in the district and pays a good price for it. We have also blacksmiths shops, sash and door mill, but the end is not yet, we want more manufacturers to make use of our cheap fuel, wMer and light, and the Board of Trade with the assistance of our two live newspapers is making a special effort in this direction. Producers and manufacturers we want you with us in the development of the abundant natural resources at out command, A Growing Alfalfa. The successful growth of alfalfa in Southern Alberta promises yet another fruitful harvest for that country of immense possibilities. Mr. Elliott T. Unit in his speech to the shareholders of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company in London lately, said that it was with alfalfa the company expected to achieve, perhaps their best results. The following extract from the last report of (lie Department of Agriculture of the North-West Territories is of interest in this connection. In Southern Alberta alfalfa has taken firm hold, and Mr. W. H. Fairfield of Lethbridge. reports having about .'15 a res of it. This year he was fortunate in securing about 200 pounds of seed grown on his own farm. The results obtain-d from sowing with this seed will be watched with gnat interest. "During the previous year the department had received from Russian Turkestan a quantity of seed of a hardy alfalfa growing on the high dry uplands where the winter colds are intense and where alfalfa is depended upon for forage both summer and winter. In the StateB immediately south of the line this variety of alfalfa has proven very hardy. This seed was sent out to experimenters and along with it bortious though towards tin- i tid of the season the bacteria had begun to be fairly evenly distributed over the entire plots and were were found on near- W. S. Robertson died at Little Bow, * A new school will be built at Nanton. A Baptist college may be opened at Calgary. A school district is to be formed at Standoff. R. C. Wyld, an old timer, is dead at Wetaskawin. The Calgary Herald _will issue a morning edition. It is planned to plant 30,000 trees at Calgary. Mrs. Marshall, of Lineham, gave birth to triplets. Calgary plumbers won a strike for 45c per hour. Nanton public school is to an additional teacher. Regina doctors will not make contracts with ledges. Strathcona Liberals will banquet Premier Rutherford. T. Lebel was elected a school trustee at Pincher Creek. An hotel has been built at Lund-breck by R.Steeves of Frank. The Bank of Commerce has opened a branch at Strathcona. Constable Fletcher may be moved from High River to Calgary, A. W. Bleasdall will be elected mayor of Fernie by acclamation. Round Mound school district has been empowered to borrow $400. A second branch of the Imperial Bank has been opened in Calgary. Mayor Rodgers, of Cranbrook, will be re-elected by acclamation. John McTavish has been reelected councillor at Tongue Creek Heslip, Kelly tfc Voting. High River, will build a new brick block. The Bank head miner* is producing 500 tons of anthracite coal a da v. Anglicans and Methodists may construct churches tn Gladys district The number of liquor licenses in Grand Forks, has been limited to eight. C. E. Brougham's store at Medicine Hat, was entered and robbed of $25. I John Anderson has been appointed police magistrate at Cranbrook. M. J. Macleod has been gazetted deputy provincial treasurer ol Alberta. Edgar O. Simpson and Miss Charlotte Cleve were married at Nanton. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Foote, Pincher Creek, celebrated their golden wedding. Dominion government creameries in Alberta will be taken over by the province. Princi]>al Sinnott, of Calgary High School, has had his salary increased to ^1500. The Imperial Bank at Edmonton has lowered the rate of interest from to 5 per cent. The chief of police thinks the police force at Edmonton should be increased to six men. Dr. Woodlands, of Yarmouth, N. 8., ia the latest addition to Medicine Hat's medical fraternity. Miss Elma Cosens, of Medicine Hat, has been appointed to the staff of the Claresholm public school. .letter to the Board j lv all strong plants that were exam-of Trade of Lethbridge will receive I ined. The height uttamed m the FOR THE BEST SERVICE, LETHBRIDGE, STOP AT THE HOTEL DALLAS WE ARE ADVERTISED BY OUR SATISFIED FRIENDS prompt attention. The Canadian Pacific Railway has decided to establish Lethbridge as their railway terminal, and with this in view has already started building a new union depot to be followed by the removal of roundhouse and shops to Lethbridge. This must-benefit us immensely as u. distributing centre on account of even improved train service. The climate of Southern Alberta is one of the most attractive points of the Lethbridge District. We have long daylight and cool even-iegs in summer and milder winters than anywhere east of us. Our elevation above sea level is HOOO feet, the air is light aud bracing fall by ci-uunon alfalfa was 20 inches, Turkstau, PJ inches and l'tah, IT inches. Nature of soil clay loam; cultivation summer billow," Resources, MUSf PAY $6,000 Decision of Court Against Milk River Ranchers. The exchequer court at Ottawa has condemned John S^mcer and Samuel Spencer, ranchers, of the Milk River country, to pay 815,000 to the customs department, settlement of the hitter's claim upon f>87 head of cattle that the Spencers werechargedwithhavingsmug- and being in the Chinook Belt w^jgled into Canada from Montana, frequently enjoy warm bright ( The seizure was made after a round I autumn days when all about usjUp of the cattle in 11)02. The I within a radius of 100 miles are J saucers have ranches on [railway snow blockades and execs- J sides of the boundary. both High River deferred purchase of a tire engine until town was incorporated. The citizens gave 8100 to the Calgary tiro brigade. Aid. W. A. Griesbach, who was Hon. C. W, Cross' opponent in the recent election, was married to Miss Lauder, of Edmonton. RadclitTe, the Dominion hangman, fell against the car door at Swift Current, injuring his eye so badly that he will likely lose the sight of it. Lieutenant Governor Bulyea, of Alberta, is visiting his sisters, Mra. R, C. Lipsett and Mrs. J. C. Robinson, for a few days,.aud inspecting his property tit Summerlami, B. C. The Fernie Press Press publishes a rumor that Justice Martin made Lieut.-Governor of J. A. Macdonald, liberal feader, a judge, aud Ralph Smith, M. P., liberal leader. Medicine Hat is unking elaborate preparations for the meeting of the Alberta Grand Lodge of Masons there in February. A banquet will be held on the first evening and a ball the next night. will be B. C; ;