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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta lEe Lethbridge Herald i VOLUME 1 LliTIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARV 17, 1906. SVMBER 11 Stocktaking Month Great Bargains in all rxlil liocs of Groceries, Crockery and ^ Glassware, etc. Also a biu SLAUGHTER SALE of our | stock of Gents' PnriiisliiuKB, consisting of Shirts, Underwear, Overalls, Sweaters, Socks, Gloves, mitts, etc. These must all go at prices that will sell them this month, as we have decided to go out of these lines. I SHERLOCK, FREEMAN & CO | IF YOU BUILD YOU NEED If yoxi are wise you will hwy your Lumber where you can get it the best at a reasonable price-and get it when you want it. We handle Lumber of Every Description Our source of supply is unlimited and you can depend upon getting what^you ask for. ENTERPRISE LUMBER CO. Ltd. J. W. McNicoIj, General Manager, Lethbridge, Alta. Brancfaes at Taber, Nanton, Uaviot, Cardston, Pincher Creek and High River. L|THBRIDG�^BRFWIN�^ MANUFACTURERS OF Fine Lager, Beer, Ale and Porter THE BEST IN THE WEST All orders sent to the Brewery will receive prompt attention i; King Lumber Mills v,.^^-,^.,rvvvv-.^;.�G===s^^ LIMITED r�����^���=�*>�=*�^^ Oranbrook, B. C. MANUFACTURERS OF Rough and Dressed Lumber Moulding and Lath �^^wvwwvv WW WW www STANDARD Lumber Oo'y vlialier,|].C.| A PULL STOCK OP  Rough and Dressed Lumber:  Prompt shipments made to any part of Alberta  THB HOTEL f WINDSOR t- RAXES, $1.00 PEIR DAV A convenient and oozy resort. O-mfort t f erua^ts la attentively looked af er and one of the f. w really ffood dollar per day bouses in Alberta. When in L^tbbrldse oali at tbe Windsor H. E. MIELBACH, PROP. 0 FOR THE BEST SERVICE IN LETHBRIDGE STOP AT THE HOTEL DALLAS WE ARE ADVERTISED BY OUR SATISFIED FRIENDS A GROWING TOWN Lethbridge One of the Most Pro gressive places in the West. A write-up of any town in the wcBt is apt to be tinged with a certain degree of optimism, but in the followini;? remarks, endeavor has been made to give as conservative an estimate of the town of Leth-bridf^e as it is possible to do. Letlibridge, a town of about 5000 inliabitants.the chief town of Southern Aiberta.islocatedlonmiles west of Medicine Hat on the Crow's Nest Pass section of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is the point from which the Crow's Nest Pass line stjirted construction westward in 1898. Thirty-four miles west of us is Macleod, which is the junction iK>int with Calgary and Edmonton railway north 105 miles to Calgary. It will thxis be seen that Lethbridge is some seventy miles closer to the vast mining district opened by the Crow's Nest Pass railway than is Calgary. Following the railway of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company southward sixty-six miles to the U. S. boundary and thirty-miles further to the Graat Northern Main Lino, gives Lethbridge a commanding Ijosition 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 Alberta 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 has the only beet root sugar factory in the West. This factory has been installed at an expenditure 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 puriwses throughout a territory 800 miles east, 250 miles west, 150 miles north and tiie same distance south into Alontana. It has thoroughly np-to-Jate municipal water works and SLVver system. The water works 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 liglited town in the West. The banks are well represented by thriving branches of the Montreal, Union and Commerce. Splendivl 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 unsurpassed in Canada. Its equii> ment is complete and includes an X Ray machine and an up-to-date rubber tired ambulance, 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 tlie town has contribiited 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 cast and wrought iron and brass work of all kinds are moulded and machinetl. Two brick plants, one steam and the other horse power, delivering splendid brick at $9.00 per thousand. An up-to-date Brewery with soft drink and malting dejiart-ments; 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, water 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 om command. A lettcjr to the Board of Trade of Lethbridge will receive prompt attention. The Canadian Pacific Railway has decided to establish Letiibridge 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 a distributing centre on account of even improvetl train service. The climate of Southern Alberta is one of the most attractive points of the Letiibridge District. We have long daylight and cool even-iegs in summer and milder winters than anywliere east of us. Our elevation above sea level is ilOOO feet, the air is light and bracing and being in the Chinook Belt we frequently enjoy warm bright autumn days when all about us within a radius of 100 miles are railway >aow blockades and exces- sively low temperature. Of a truth Colorado has nothing more to offer by way of climate than South Alberta. E. A. Cunningham Growing Airalfa. The successful growth of alfalfa in Southern Alberta promises yet another fruitful hanest for that country of immense jjossi bill ties. Mr. Elliott T. Gait in his speech to the shareholders of the Alberta Railway and Irrignlion Company in London lately, siiid that it was with alfalfa the company expected to achieve, perhaps their best results. The following extract from the last report of tiie Department of Agriculture of t he 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 'So a-r(\s of it. This year he was fortuiiati; in securing alK>ut 200 pounds of seed grown on his own.farm. Tlic results obtained from sowing with this seed will be watched with gnat interest. "During the prpvious year the department had received from Russian Turkestan a (juantity of seed of a hardy alfalfa growing on the liigh dry uplands where the winter colds are intense and where alfalfa is depended upon for forage both summer and winter. In the States immediately south of the line this variety of alfalfa has proven very hardy. This seed was sent out to experimenters and along with it se.-ij grown uix)n the high lands of Utah, also a quantity of common alfalfa. The plots as a whole have done well, a good stand being obtained, and many of them went into the winter in good condition. Experimenters were instructed to mow the plots if weisds were prevalent and to leave a good stand for winter protection. There was one quarter of an acre in each plot. "A good deal was said and written about the value of inoculating the alfalfa with bacterium which acts upon the roots causing little swellings or nodules. It has been found that the bacteria working in these nodules are able to abstract free nitrogen from the air and add to the plant and soil, thus explaining why all leguminous plants such as clover, peas, beans, etc., leave the soil richer in nitrogen after a crop has been takon oft than it was before. It has also been found that when these bacteria are absent the plants do not do as well, they are sickly in appearance and never make a great growth. Mr. Fairfield, at Lethbridge, found his piants getting and having all the appearance of dying, and so sent to Wyoming for soil from an old alfalfa field, sowed it on his alfal&i, and thus inoculated his soil. The result was a great change in his plants. They gradually lost their yellow, sickly appearance and assumed a luxuriant greeii. Believing thi: absence of this bacterium from tlie soil might be the cause of numerous failures to grow alfalfa, a quantity of soil from his alfalfa field was obtained from Mr. Fairfield and sent to each experimenter to be sown on part of each plot as a chec'; to ascertain what effect it would have on the plots. The full results of this experiment cannot be obtained until next season, but the following is the report of Mr. Angus Mackay of Indian Head to whom seed for this experiment was sent. "Three varieties of alfalfa were sown, coniuion on May 28, Utah and Turkestan on May 30th. A good catch nsulted in each case. The inoculated seed received from Lethbridge was scattered on a ix>r-tion of eac'li |ilot and this part made a more \ igonms growth than the rest of till' i)li)t in each variety, the difference bring most marked in the Turkestan alfalfa. On plants i3eing dug up, nodules were found on tlie roots to a larger extent on the tieatetl ixjrtions though towards tile end of the season the bacteria had begun to be fairly evenly distributed over the entire plots and were were found on nearly all strong plants that were examined. The height attained in the tall by CO 1 union alfalfa was 20 inches, Turkstaiij 19 inches and Utah, 17 inches. Nature of soil clay loam; cultivation summer fallow."-Resources. CHIPS FROM THE BLOCk Breezy Round-up of Live News Items from Ail Over the District MUSr PAY $6,000 Milk Decision of Court Against River Ranchers. The excilicquer court at Ottawa has condemned John Spencer and Samuel Spencer, ranchers, of the Milk River country, to pay $(3,000 to tiie customs department, settlement of the latter's claim upon 587 head of cattle that the Spencers were charged with havingsmug- jgled into Canada from Montana. i The seizure was made after a round up of the cattle in 1902. The Spencers have ranches on both , sides of the boimdary. 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 Uhe formed at Standoff. R. C. Wyld, an old timer, is dead at Wetasfeawin. 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 have an additional teacher. Regina doctors will not make contracts with ledges. Strathcona Lil)eral8 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 Femie by acclamation. Round Mound school district has been empowered to borrow $400. A second branch of the Imperial Bank has been opened in Ca gary. Mayor Rodgers, of Cranbrook, will be re-elected by acclamation. John McTavish has been reelected councillor at Tongue Creek. Heslip, Kelly & Young, High River, will builil a new brick block. The Bankhead mine"'is producing 500 tons of anthracite coal a day. Anglicans and Methodists may construct churches in 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. John Anderson has been appointed police magistrate at Cranbrook, M. J. Macleod has been gazetted deputy provincial treasurer ot 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. Principal Sinnott, of Calgary High School, has had his salary increased to $1500. The Imperial Bank at Edmonton has lowered the rate of interest from 6 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. S.. is the latest addition to Medicine Hat's medical fraternity. Miss Elma Cosens, of Medicine Hat, has been appointed to the staff of the Claresholm pubhc school. High River deferred purchase of a fire engine until town was incorporated. The citizens gave $100 to the Calgary fire brigade. Aid. W. A. Griesbach, who was Hon. C. W. Cross' opponent in the recent election, was married to Miss Lauder, of Edmonton. Radcliffe, the Dominion bang-man, 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 hia sisters, Mrs. R. C. Lipsett and Mrs. J. C. Rob-inson, for a few days,.and inspecting his property at Suniinerland, B.C. The Femie Press Press publishes a rumor that Justice 3Iartin will be made Lieut.-Govornor of B. C; J. A. Macdonald, liberal leader, a judge, and Ralph Smith, M. P., liberal leader. Medicine Hat is making elaborate preijarations 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. ^.....^ JOIN THE CROWD Of Subscribers to thei LETHBRIDGE HERKLD Subscription $1.50 per annum in Ad- vance. - rue - Newiest Weekly in Alberta ;