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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 18, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta liTHBRI96B HERALD nUNtlllG CO^ LTD. a D. AUSTIN. EIHm> aai MMagtr. W. JOKDAN, Sipt ! M OipwtiMat SaasCIUPTION: In AdvanoM 91.90  y�*r OtbarwiM 2.00  year f ThcWorMofSportJ THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AOVERTISINO: Par Hontli 91.00 Par Inch OUR POINT IF VIEf^ Bdmontbn Fair suffered severely from the prenenoe of crooks and sharks. At t4te Calgary fair last ytiar these gimtlemen had a busy session. This year, however, the Cal gary diici of police let the word out that all these fellows would be sunk-imriiy treated if caught in the city. The consequence is thai Calgary fair this^}�ar was ckan. Our Chief of Police is known to toe death on these gambling sharks. It is altogether likely that Ijcthbridge will be ^ven a wide berth btrt it is just as well to lot it be known what reception will be ^iven them should they de-cide to take in the lethbridge Fair. If we interprErt tlie temper of the Agricultural Society directorate, of the civic police authorities and of the citimns generally, crooks and sharks can liclicve that the quality of mercy will not .be strained in their �)chalf. A St. Louis ntan cats only once every twenty days. He is trying to economize on grooery and mmt bi'ls. BASEBAIX REVIEW. Letltbridge has struck a real winning gait and is clirabing to tlie top just, as fast as the schedule will allow. After breaking even with the leaders in two series, the centres of Letihbridge's ho()cs proceeded to do things to EdnHynton. In 'Hie first game, last Thursday cvorj-thing looked rosy until Kunzie, who had distinguished himself the innings before by cleariT>g the bases for as many runs, in the fifth dropi>ed a fly lett-ingin two runs. The mischief was done and Edmonton won out by 7 to 6. Such stuff as crops are nwnte' of fell capiously the next evening and in baseball there wos nothing doing. On Saturday a double-header was pulled off vith eminent satisfaction to the local fans. The afternoon game was the gift of Umpire Mc-Ouidien who ruled out two of the visitors for misbehavior leoving them only eight men. At the �ime the "Deacon's" deaconesses were leading SI-1 but tb� .locaVs bade fair to get ahead �when the trouble arose. . Just to cinch the matter, Morrison's miners took the evening game in an un-miatakttble roonner. Fogorty who pitched in the afternoon was in the box again and pitched � groat gome kaeping the hits well scattered. Rogers distinguished himself by making two triples. The .score stood 10 to 0 at the fmish. A Dctertptioa of the Lcthbridge Ettftblithacnt-The Company** History in Canada. Wihen in 1891 the business of Messrs I. O. Hakcr & Co. was U\U\>n ovor by the Hudson's liny Co.. it wa.s generally considei�l by tlie 'then ivsi-dents that the town ha handsome mnv buikling was laid. The building toMract. Iho plans of which wore pr^'paml by .fohn Woodman 'the Company's architoct of Winnipeg was carried out by tlie local firm of Mcs.srs. Smith Bros. & W'ilson and the work reflects great cixxlit on '-) A New York preacher claims hc^il is in the sun. His next argument wiV be that heaven is in the moon. . "I could die eating cucumbers" declared' a Denver woman and then she ate two and expired. She vas a very truthful woman that. A suggestion was made that Pt�ni> icr McBride, of British Columbia, en-Iter Dominion politics. As soon as 1'oung Richard heard it he had a bad attack of cold feet. HuslMiiKis, we advise you to eat all the strawberries for an eminent physician from Lcndon says that if women eat this fruit tbey will be sulky and bad tempered. R. O. McPherson, Liberal H. P., for Vancouver says the LiberalswiU carry every seat in British Columbia ait the next DomiBion elections. Premier McBride ffives ev�ry seat to the Torien. The public can Judga for itbemselvca which is the fiercest liar in the bunch. After def^ting Edmonton at the Capital in three straight games, the Cajgary bunch returned home to receive the same dose from Edmonton. TiM Medicine Hat came along and took three more. The Calgary team are playing consitrtently, be*ing the most regular losers the other teams could desire. A rich brewer escaped from the custody of an Ontario sheriff. Tha Sheriff must have had a weakness for beer.. "Never saw better anywhene" the universal report regarding crops. la tha Southern Alberta will show them all this year when the grain is gar  nerecl. ' Premier McBride denies tbe'Ontario rumor that ho ts to resign his posi-ticn and enter federal poinics. The Hon. "Dick:' shows wdsdoro. Bettor itio reign In B. C. than to serve in opposition in Ottawa. 1^ United States Congress haa enacted a law which will abolish the eld saying, "Otace on American al ways an American." Hereafter all citiaens of the United States living in foreign lands must register at tfaa Jioarest consular office every year or be expatriated. The cbject is to lesson the number of in'ternational dis -putes caused by trouble between foreign govemroents and American citi aens. Evidently the folding of the Stars and Stripes round every citi Tien wherever he may be is becoming a cuinbersonw undertaking. Some well-known Lindsay (Ont.) citiMns have been arrested for mak ing counterfeit money. The country does not Meem to appreciate their ef forta to relieve the stringency in the money market. The C.P.P. made a wiie move when k appointed Jack Moe, fcrmerly ag ent here, district passenger agent at Nelson. Mr. Moe deserved the pro motion. Uo ia one of the vaott capable man, the big read haa in its fiervioe^ He is popular and courteous and is always anxious to do a good turn for friend or stranger. :|tay he climti up higher, ia the wish ;of the Herald. On taking the elevator up to tho second flat, one first enlt-rs the the crockorj-tt(!portniont and occu|iyins ivljout half' the space on the north side- of this flat is the c�rf>et department. Here n�ay be soon some of the l>est products from Canadian and Euro|m>an cenlivs. Tapestries, .\xnvin.'�lcrs and Brus.sels oi* a proniinout fcatuix�, a good light showing up to advantagje the distinctive and bwiutiful blend -ing of thj various colours, rivtjfient shipiitents are im|iort�l (lii-�ct from ICnglaiul of tho famous Kiilinst Schurch and Morrison like a bunch of nine pin*. Schurch was too generous so Mor  rison got on the firing end and relieved a delicote situation. Sykcol -ogy had no terrors for the local Atudents and his problems w^ene eas -ly solved. Morrison actually made a home run on a vicious grounder that mowed down the shortstop and left fielder as well as a wide swath of hay on its way to the fence. The tallyHtward should Calgary 7, Leth-bridga 10.. On Tuesday niglrt the trick was duplicated. Schurch hod Fidler's Fumblers at his mercy vhlle the local baimtqrmed Bametead for fourteen hits. But for Boylan's error the game would have been a shut out. As it was the score stood 6-1. Lethbridge di his untiring energy and keen business arbility muuh of 'the success of the branch of tho Hudson's Hn.v Con*|winy's stores is due. As a citizen, Mr. Rylamls holds a prominent place, one of tho principal positions he is filling is thait of Vice-President of the Board of Tradu, which position he has held for two years. Uwter tho manager is a staff of fourteen. Robt. T. Kerr, a recent arrival from Glasgow, ScQiland is accountant. The cash ofllce is in charge of Miss Cunningham. A system of Cash' carriers connects al^ parts of the store with the olBce. At the head of tbe dry goods department is Mr. John Hiifner. and assisting him are Mr. G. Hardy, Miss Craddock and Miss Heighes. A special department is to lie made for'the boot and shoo trade. The grocery department has untii recently lioen in charge of Mr. Geo. Kerr, now of the .\dams liumber Co., who.se sitccossor has not yet Iwcn appointed. The grocery salesmen are Messrs. W. V. Bucluin, E. J'iirvl.s, C. S. Francis, atxl T. .1. McCracken, with Mr. Thos. Clajrton (lis|H-ns'ing the goo; two base hits Kinnear, Mnrkin; n.icrifice hits. Chandler, Rodosy, .lansa, O'Deo; stolen bases, Foster, Kippert, Bues Fogarty; bases on bialis, off Kinnear 7, off Fogarty 2; struck out by Kinnear 9, by Fogarty 5; left cji twses, Calgary 7, lethbridge S; passed balia Jan.ination which bids fair to fill a muchfel't want. Here also is stocked an up to \vi't^ tlV^ft'ii cifiipifig and,minor's sup-pi knde.scribed above s.nd is'one' of Tlie leturn of May recalls to the mind of students of western history that it was during this season of the year, more than two and a quarter centuries ago, that there was consummated in London a most remarkable organization around which has been woven a wealth of fiction and romance coupled with narratives of daring achievements; fierce and blocdy struggles, hairbreadth e8cap-*j es, and dauntless heroism often ending in tragedies,, all of which were part of the great drama enactedsince that time over the wide domain of Canada. The Hudson's Bay Com pany started humbly, but in tho course of generations jrt developed until it has risento be the greatest fur trading corporation in the world wHh half" a continent dotted thick ly with its trading posts, with in numerable white men and Indians in its employ, and with a name and pre.'itige universal. Thougti the laws of the great west are not now nktde and administered by the Hwlson's Bay Company and the entine trade ir, not controlled by it >'ot one twen -tieth of the "fertile belt" was giv. en to the company by the Cano'dian government when the new provinces were organized nearly forty years ago, and it is a very wealthy and influential organization. On the second day of May, two hundred and thirty-seven years ago eighteen London merchants secured from King Charles, England's merry monarch, a charter granting them t'he privilegeof e.vcl,u8ive tfade in furs in that part of British North America drained by the streama flowing into Hudson bay. His Royal Highness Prince Rupert, nephowof tho king, the dashing cavalry leader who performed such pro ctigijis o^ valor against Cromwell's invinpiblf fro^sides, Vfun soh!Ot�i by tho pKorchofits fs 'tl^ qt tifoir compopy and the phnfter wag granted to "The Ooverapr and Cpmpf^ny of Adventurers Trading into Hudson The orgunication of thsgrcat trading comiiany was tha outeomoof a trading expedition which t4w mer-Phants had sent to the Hudson bay country a year or two ppDViously. They had spied out the lami . and kpew that It would yield \a bountiful fur harvest, which would bring abundant returns to them when placed on the niarkot in London. The char ter gave not only the fur trade but the minerals in the district, the administration of Justice and the power to "make war or peace w4tli nrn christian peoples or prinoos." and two black beavers, but the papers show that �300 o( the original stock was placed to his credit and the payments of tho divi'donds were made a matter of considerable importance. "Pro Pellc Cutera," the motto of the company signifies skin for skin and illustrates that tradinjj and fur trading principaVy, vos ihe prime object of tho 'Hudson's Bay Company. Tho organizers at onco I'fitted out ships which carried traders and merchants to the shores of .^lo Hudson Boy and ofienod up trade, by barter, with the Indians. GraduaUy the trade was pushed forward and covered British North America. As the company grew in wealth ond p&wer tho imrtncrs on this side of the water made their headquarters ot Montreal where they lived iitgroat splendor and their meetings wrth the wintering partners at the wusicrii headquarters, on the shores of tho givat lakes wore occasions of mu ,\\ pomp and ceremony accompanied 1 y wonderful feasts. \ The story of the sacossion of disaffected partners and the organi/.a  tion of the X. y. and Nor'West com-pouies and the sanguinary struggle which was carried on ov'er tho prai--ie country, culminating in the terrible disaster of Seven Oaks, is well known to all readers and nequires iio comnteiit. It was followed shortly afterward by tho amalgotnation of tho rival coiniwnios under,the name of tho pioneer trailers and since that time has gone forward frmn success to success. Traiortant centres of the west. The largest store is in Winnipeg. In oddltion to tho many otherlinos of work taken up by the fur-trading company they have shown the i)os-sibilid^'s of the Peace Riw district OS a wheat raising country and at Fort V'ortnilitn, fifteen hundredmilcs norl'h of tho United StatC!i boimdary is located a flour mill whore all tha flour Hiuiiftles of it have taken pri�.'S when placed on exhitiit ir.n at tha greut fairs of the world. It is found muc^h i-heapcr to manufacture thi> flour in tho north than to impt.rt it. In some of the northern forts dec -*ric t>lants have Iswn installed and all nuNlern conveniences have been utilized on land, lake and river to prosecute the work of the company. The history of British North Amsr  ica has been 'inseparably nssociojted wiith tho history of the Ancient and Honorable Hudson's Bay company. 'itiff busiest places in the b^ock. The RAKE OFF FOR CHARLES. The charter provided that tlu* re {turn tp t^o monarch for hit n*ag-pn^imouji' g}^^ ^hcj^lif by two elks IMPORTANT POST OF GOVERNOR During the years since the organiza ti�>n tf the company the position ot governor has always been on impcr-tant one, and among the men who have at different times controlled the destlnioe of the great trading com-iwny have been some highly gifted men. The Duke of Marborough was for a time governor after the death of Princo Rupert, and when the om-atgatnation of tho companies took place in 1821, Sir George Simpson was chosen as its hood. He wos a young man, inexperienced, but possessed of. wonderful organizing abil -i'ty and soon had all wounds healo.1. So great was his power 'that he was called the "Emperor of the Fur Trade." Tho prs>aent Bovemor of the company is Lord S'truthcona, who spent many of his earlier >'ears us a junior clerk of the com|�ny in tho wilds of northtwstorn Canada. Tho cxcciuive heaany and with tho advance of the times the company adapted its work to jlhc changed conditicns, The conipany j(at) np^ 2liQ trndiffg posti^ ^'ttot:.Mt �Wl iheiT> from thp ^Vt^nMp t^" (hP PaclfiP and froiiv the Jnt^rnfttipn-a| boundary to tho Aiotlc Ooepn. Tho graater part of the sharos of the $6,000,000 capital stock is held by �haraholdera in London. The country ever vhich tho trade is rjirried on is divided into districts and sub-dls-trlt-Ms. Over each district is a chief trader who-controls the trade cf that district and umkir him ara suborss0d to the Mini.ster of Public Works, Edmonton, Alberta, will be roceivod up 'to noon on WednBsda.v, ?!j , ,luly 3t�t, 1907. for ploughing the ' follou-inK fireguards, which in case of reploughing or Ijocksetting should be ploii^hod to the full width of orig -inal guard, which is 16 feet, ami of a sufficient depth to cut and cover weeds, grass, etc. 2B70; Ploughing fireguard from the north boundary of township r., south to Milk River on the lino tietveen ranges 14 olid l.'>, west of the 4th Meridian. Approximate distance 24 miles. 2(172. Ploughing fireguard from the south boundary of township 6 north on the line between ranges 14 and 15 io the Crow's Scu^ Pass Railway, west of 'the 4th Meridian. Approxl-naate (|i"ta||ae, 26 inlleH. I^lie i^uccpesful tender wiH be fe -qwiFOd to complete work net 1ftter than August 3lst, 190?. All tenders must bo occomponkid by an ai:-ceptod cheque. Expro.ss or Money Order in favor of tho Minister of PuW lie Works for Ave per cent, of the tondenod price, and in case of a sip^ll guard for not loss than $10.0Q as a guarant