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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta A LOCAL BUDGET. WEDNESDAY Marsden, jr., of Cardston, is the fire station. The hose wagon was off in a minute but it was several minutes before the team put in an appearance to take the engine. To lie more exact H was six minutes. It really did not make any material difference this time as the fire amount ed to practically nothing. Some bacon was being smoked in the smoke house, a structure about six feat square and fifteen feet high, when one piece- fell into ,the fire. Instantly the whole thing was ablaze and was burnad by the,.time the "hose wagon arrived. The loss amounted to the building aforesaid and a few sides of prime breakfast bacon. FRIDAY. Horn on Thursday, January 33, to the wife of Spencer McCaig, a daughter. Mrs. W. F. Tate of Cranbrook. B. C, is in the city visiting her son, C. Ross Tate. , Mrs. F. W. Galbraith, Rod Deer, is to lie the guest of Mrs. (Dr.-) Galbraith for some days. Mrs. Galbraith will receive on Monday afternoon. J. W. McNichol, managing director of the Enterprise Lumher Co. left this morning to make tour of inspection of yards. Inspector Tucker of the R.N.W.M.P. at Coutts, arrived in the city last night Mr. and Mrs. Tucker, leave Saturday night for a trip to St. Paul and Now York.  C H. Chisholin of Boston, who has teen spending a few days in jLotli-bridgc' left this morning for Edmonton, lie ox|>ects to come back Lethbridge or vicinity to locate. his regular the branch to Miss Edna Hatch left this morning for Missoula, Montana, where she will attend the university. Cel., where he will spend the winter. John Hanser of the Little Bow was' in the city yesterday with a game foot which had -been badly crushed by being run over by a loaded wagon. The Merchants Bank has moved into its new quarters in tho Sherlock block and opened up thore this morning; F. B. Rolfson, architect, has opened ah office in the Whitney block. He recently returned from a trip to American cities whence he gathered the latest ideas on architecture. There is a persistent rumor, in circulation that the A. R. A I. purpose sinking a fourth shaft to the north of No. 8. It is said they have acquired a homestead, belonging to Fred Hopkins, with that purpose in view At the rats people are coming into Southern Alberta at present it will not take long to fill, up the-country-Yesterday a lady, Mrs. Bolder, of Springfield, III., arrived in the city with six young daughters. They went out to Cardston this morning where they will settle. Thos. Wardrope, of Leeds, N.p.. J C. Hobbs, and Mr. Macleod of, Minn cwankan, N.D., are la the ci-ty on a land buying expedition. Mr. Hobbs has purchased and will move up soon. A. E. Humphries, assistant imml gration agent went to Coutts this morning taking with him the Hoi lander Van Kloot alias 'Perry, who is being deported. Sheriff Henderson of Butte, Montana, will be at the boundary to receive the Hollander who is wanted on a number of charg es, chiefly various species of theft. ' MONDAY Mjss Robb, teacher of the Kindergarten, if) laid up with la grippe. P. L. Naismith and Dr. Mewburn are expected back from Denver tomorrow night. The medical health officer examined the ice being taken out at the river by the Western Transfer Co and pronounced it o. k. A. M. Ritchie has received word of the birth to Mrs. Ritchie at Sheppard Bush, London, England, on January 19th of a daughter. 8. B. Woods, deputy attorney general of Alberta, has been created a King's Counsel by the Ontario government. John Murray is erecting a two-storey brick block on Burdctt St. It will be occupied by Mr. Brooks, as a picture framing and wall paper establishment. Mr. Freese, clerk for Superintendent Lawrence and .Mr. Perry, C. P. R. accountant at Medicine Hat, spent Sunday in the city. The tenders for the erection of Knox church will be awarded at a .meeting of the board of managers. tp be held on Wednesday afternoon; Mrs. R. J. Gordon and Mrs. G. H. Budd, of Raymond, were in the 'city i ,� n , , , . , , , over Sunday on their way from Utah. , (!. II. Johnstone returned lastlrm . , _ * . . , . . ,; , , , i They went to Raymond this morning, night from Calgary where he was attending the Alberta School Trustees; An official of the Electric Light Co. Convention. T-iio convention wusiHa>'8 that ten street arc lights do not most successful in every particular iiiHl the delegates were royally treated ly 'the school board of Calgary. New Year Presents Burning Cases Plate Glass Mirrors AtfUett Safety Bazora leather and Cloth Bound Books s Burnt Leather Goods Fgjney Souvenir China J. J. JOHNSTON Druggist and Stationer. belong to the company but to the city and if they are out at night the city is to blame. It is understood Uint each arc light will be replaced with two 16 candle power lamps. They will burn steady and will provide as good, if not better, light. A team ..of junior hockeyists from Blairmore came down to the city on Saturday to cross sticka with tlie Lethbridge juniors with the result that after a keenly contested game the Lethbridge boys were victorious. The score was 6-4. Dr. J. S. Stewart leaves on Wednesday to attend Royal Military -College. He is anxious to have a couple of men, who ,are willing to enter the artillery, "as sergeants, go along with him to take the course. All expenses are paid. The Calgary Herald says: Misg Dixie Wils-m is the guest of Mrs. (Dr.) Lindsay, of this city.-Mrs. Mc Culloch was the hostess of a very enjoyable five hundred party on Tuesday evening in honor of Miss Dixie Wilson, who has been her guest for the past few weeks J. A. Harvey, K.C, the Crnnbrook lawyer, who is well known here, haB opened an office in Vancouver. He will retain his offices in Cranbrook and Revelstoke also. P. C. Dobson, principal of Wetaski-win Public School, known to many in this district, has been, appointed classical master of Winnipeg Collegiate Institute. Mackenzie King, deputy minister of labor and the man who had much to do with settling the Lethbridge strike is to be the guest of President RooseveK in Washington this' week. Mr. and Mrs. John Silver who left u month ago on an extended trip to the east, visited at Toronto. Montre- Ko Taail -yeing done on many farms. The ground is not frozen at the top but down be-low three inches is frozen, thus preventing plowing but retaining the moisture in the ground. Dr. J. S. Stewart, commanding officer of the Lethbridge Field Battery, leaves next week for Kingston, to take a thorough course of training at the Royal Military College. There are opening* for four sergeants in the corps, and everything is ready for them to take their training courses at the college. The battery will go into camp this summer at Calgary, the camp to be held and inspected by Major-General Lake. SATURDAY. John C. Thompson of Spring Cou-lao left this morning for Los Angeles, TUESDAY The Miners Union at Fernle baa d* elded to build a hall. D. Austin and J. Lamar of Ray-' mond are registered at the Dallas. C, P. R. bridge here would be completed at the 'end of this year. Irwin Armstrong, a well known commercial traveller, who has travelled through the west for the Northwest Cigar Co., Rutherford & Co., and Tees & Persee, died in Winnipeg. Miss Duncan, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. R. Ander son, expects to leave tomorrow for High River and will later visit her sister, Mrs. Jackson,'.;jn Edmonton. ' Lothbrittge could *: have had the School Trustees Convention next year but the local delegates preferred the convention'should come when the city had.a new school building to show them. Postmaster, C. IT. Marshall, Nan-ton, was missed at the Board of Trade Convention here last week. He had intended coming but a fall down stairs, laid him up. He was in a serious, condition for a time. A gang of men are hard at work repairing the bridge over -the St. Mary's.River. In all probability the work will be completed this evening so that, the west-bound train is expected to make tlie regular trip: Francis J. Pearce of Westholm, N. D., who was in the city last week, was favorably improssed with the outlook of this district. He has purchased an improved farm of 160 acres from Messrs. Hatch & Coons. The farm is situated on the Raymond road, eleven miles out of the city. Mr. Pearce will bring his family here before work commences in the spring. SNAPSHOTS AT THE LEGISLATURE BORN HAMMOND-At 8eatUe, Wash., on Monday, January, 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Hammond, a daughter. BULL WANTED WANTED-A pure-bred Shorthorn bull. AppJj-in liox 301, Lethbridge, Alta. w-ia-13 KEA N'S 'low's the day and bow's the hour*' for Freshest Fruits & Choicest Candy use or " more of our many seitabls articles for mailing tv distant friends auch as LETHURIUOE SOUVtGKIR BOOKLETS, PHOTO POST CARDS OT LETHBRIDGE AND VICINrTY. TUCK'S FINE ART CALENDARS IVORY AND EMBOSSED CHRISTMAS CARDS IIU44NT LEATHER SOUVENIRS. J. D. Higinbotham & Co. LIMITED OUR SPECIALTY ICE CREAM by Brick or Bulk the year round Try some Store Opposite P.O. Phone 98 Edmonton, Jan. 23.-The Legislature spent most of the week' considering the speech from the throne. It was expected that Mr. Bredin would make a good speech and he did. It was a modest statement ot facta concerning the record of the Rutherford administration, a vivid portrayal of the resources and future of Alberta. Naturally Mr. Bredin's eye was to the North Land. No one knows the north better than the member for Athabaaka, and no member of the House is more familiar with its literature and earl/' history. It was an eye opener to the House and to tlie galleries to learn from him that farming was first begun in Alberta at points aSO and 400 miles north of the present capital of the province. The first experiment was made 130 years ago in Major Pond's garden at the confluence of the Atha-basks and Clearwater rivers. Great enthusiasm was manifested by the House when the Speaker laid on the table samples of fully matured and fully cured samples of wheat and oata almost: equal to, the famous Turkey Red of the South. Other products of the rich North were produced- salt, gypsum, oil, sand, aephaltum and coal. In connection with the foregoing it is interesting to know that potatoes have been successfully and-successively grown up to the Arctic Circle. Mr. Bredin's reference to,.' Alberta as a three-decker was a striking way to express our great natural wealth. We have soil the most fertile in the world, the humus of the decayed vegetation of ten thousand centuries doubly virgin. First in that it has never been eroded or carried off by ice or water, and second that its riches have never been impoverished by, cultivation. If Mr. Rreidin extolled the unex-ploited riches of the North, Mr. J. W. Woolf gave vivid description of the solid achievement of the South. Hundreds of thousands of good milling and seed wheat had been produced in 1907 south of the C. P. R. Mr. Woolf's prestige as a successful wheat and cattle rancher gave his words' the imprimatur of authority He holds sane . and advanced views on the cattle question as it affects Alberta. He is thoroughly conversant with every'detail.- He pointed out that butcher cattle are selling, at a dollar less in Winnipeg than exports and claimed this disparity was top great. . As a solution he advocated cold storage, abbattoirs, freight cars and ships to the British Market. By this means the export trade would be immensely increased aa the greater portion of our . butcher stock would be available for export under these conditions. The average weight of butcher cattle going to Winnipeg is about 1,000 pounds. The introduction of the sye tem suggested would mean an increase of about $10 per head for all butcher cattle which would mean at least half a million dollars more for the cattle owners of Alberta. Mr. Woolf paid a sincere tribute to the Rutherford government for the direct and beneficial legislation for the people during the last two years The affairs of the province were be ing administered with strength and expedition. It was not a gevrnment of Utopian policies, but one of action and honesty. Considerable mirth was aroused, infectious enough to kindle a smile on the stolid taciturnity of the leader of the Opposition, by Mr. Bredin's statement that the north and south parts of the provinco were the only portions. so far advanced in public sentiment as to have prohibition. The debate was continued on Tuesday afternoon by Mr. Robertson, leader of the Opposition. His address was given with good temper but with bad form and taste especially for on-j with a college training. The leader of the Opposition has a woeful lack oc artiBtic Bensc. There was no due proportion giving emphasis to the salient points of his speech. His words of congratulation may read well, but their well-meaning lost their warmth and cordiality by the whining sneering tone in which they were delivered. With what was mentioned in the King's speech the leader of the Op-pos ition had no quarrel. All that was. left thereforo for attack was what wast not mentioned. First he handed out a lemon to the Canadian banks, and declared the system wanting in elasticity and adaptability to the nation's needs. This was a most unhappy reference., If there is one feature that has been distinctive of the Canadian banking system it is the very elasticity that Mr. Robertson bewails the absence of. Bnt the supremo excellence of the system is that its elasticity has never imperil- ed its stability. In proof whereof witness the-quiet passing out of the" Sovereign Bank without a panic, scare or loss to depositors. "Compare the buccaneering tactics o* the rich malefactors who pushed the Knickerbocker Trust to the wall in New York last October. Mr. Robertson's diatribe would apply to the United States system admirably. Possibly he does not, know that many of the features in the bill now before Congress for the reform of the currency are copied from Canada and England. The leader "of the Opposition has recently developed a belated sympathy for the farmers of the province and reiterated a good many of the old chestnuts that comprise the stock in trade of the demagogue. By inuendo, rather than definite state- menChtj laid the ills of the farming industry at the door of the provincial government-the coal shortage, the railway monopoly, the high prise of lumber, and generally relied upon his imagination for his facta to prove his case. Mr. Robertson's sincerity in these, matters can be at once discredited when it is remembered that it was his political chiefs and preceptors who created the C. P. R. railway monopoly. The more is this true when again, it is remembered I that the high officials of the C. P. R. are interested in the lumber company which is managed by Mr. Robertson. Wonder if he has any difficulties re freight rates since he hooked up with the C. P. R. in the lumber business? He appropriated the idea given out by Hon. Mr. Cushing last session as his own, viz: That the government should, it conditions warrant, obtain control of certain coal areas to relieve the people from a fuel famine when Iisaber.-i4(^f H verameat's policy .was ots*:dis�li^|;| ;c > in favor, of railways, -.^flilss^wwi favor of > railway--Uo^^"�sj| lands of the north. A eosapajsy.ti been active duririgthe^ past yeas promoting such a railway. If 1 construction is too long delayed I government is not averse to hold of the project. The liquor law of which �he Objbb-sition complained was working saiis-faotorily and was well abreast of tkm concensus of the public' opinio* oit this question as far aa Alberta west concerned, . Though sjrreefng to Um asafn vttfc the government's telephone poller Mat leader of the Opposition was sfcriskr ing fon a commission *o �dmi�is4ar M. To this the premier replied that as the telephone system was i� tfsr Initial stages the matter should ss> left in the hands of the fssf>oss*fjla minister. The people in the proves** have confidence in Mr. Cushing's *�-IlKy and Integrity to establish satf administer the. telephone system �r Alberta until the final stisges et shall be reached. The govei did not Intend to follow the lea* *C Manitoba in appointing ssi expenssva commission until the systasn wosM warrant it. It was when the' premier replied tn> Mr. Robertson's startstnent that Mi- * berta was inferior In status to Mssk Hoba and the other provinces the*. he me.de one of his strongest thrusts. The leader of the Opposition harped, on the financial arrangements of At-^ berta. The Premier pointed out that Mr. Robtin was at this very moment petitioning ths federal government at Ottawa for better terms that wonld put Manitoba on terms "of equality ' with Alberta and Saskatchewan. . The leader of the Opposition eriU- .': cized the publication of the report eC the Beef Commission. -As he had-- -been copious In his tributes to Mr. Roblin, the premier twitted the loader of the Opposition with his inconsistency. It was the old story of striving at the gnat and gulping ot the camel over, again. Mr. Robertson was ready to cri-tlclaa the pho-lishing of the report of the beef com-, mission before 1 consulting the legislature, yet he had only praise fo;- Ms great exemplar Mr. Roblin in -co*-:' -sumating a- money transaction i�4 -solving an addition to the provincial, debt of $3,000,000 ten days before the legislature met'. Having paid his respects to the !**-  der of tho Opposition Premier Ruth- .> eirford entered into an exhaustive defense of his administration. If they.-desired to obtain a revenue basis. "' � ^ �:� j-J, The premier prophesied that the worst fearturcs of -the financial stringency had passed and that Alberta, ' would have a good crop and prosper-ity In the coming year. He pointed out the danger, of farmers sowing inferior seed grain, and announced that the government was- co-operatmgi : with the railway companies and the  department of the interior to have a an'adequate supply of good;seed : grain on hand for purchase by the farmers. The province was bound to ; have a large measure of prosperity v. on account of the extensive railway ; construction. FAMOUS CHESS PLAYER DEA'f St. Petersburg, Jan. 87.-T. Ticbi-gorin, the famous chess master, (ti?d here yesterday at 75.years of.ags. He was known the world over. When the Stomach, Heart; or Kid-ty nerves get weak, thea thc.te organs always fail. Don't drug the stomach, nor stimulate tho Heart �r Kidneys. That is simply a makeshift Oct a prescription kaowa to dr/ig-. gists everywhere as Dr. Snoop's tie-,. soorative. The Restorative is Prepared expressly for these weak inside nerves. Streagthea those nerves,, build them up with Dr. Snoop's .Re-' atorative-^tablets or liquid-and ism how quickly help will com*. Pras sample test ssnt oa request by Dr. Shoop, Raciae, Wii., Yottr health is < surely worth this sfasple test. SoU by all druggists. Farms and rarm Lands 840 acres, 2 miles east of the 8ilver farm at glS.M per acr*, on good terms. 380 acres, 1-2 mile from siding, about 10 miles from lethbridge, at $18.51 per sore, easy terms. 40 acres, 3 miles from LeV�-bridge, glO.M per acre, on e�\v terms. __ 5,000 acres on proposed Jin* of .railway at 47.21 per scre--e��y terms. . � , Up-to-date improved farms', with crop, machinery and horn-es for sale. Small cash payments, balance crop payment plan. Alberta Realty Co ;