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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 18, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta [ Press Crlndings Simply wonderful the way R. L. Rorden retains IiIh youth. There, ho was fill ycni'H old yesterday-�vnd yet ho lends his pnrty like a boy of seven.-Winnipeg; Tribune. I'AT IS NON-COMMITTAL. Nelson News.-"Patrick Burn*, the Calgary cuttle magnate, wan at the Strnthcona Saturday on one of hln usual trlim. Mr. Hums mot hls'mln Ing export, Alexnmlor Shnrpe, of Orl ont, and a great many other people who called on him. Anly the Dolly News mnn shout the invest! gntlon now In progress concerning the beef combine, Mr. Hums rcpllod that he liked the climate of Kelson better and better every time he vis itod the city. Ho confessed to hav InR gone to church last Sunday ,s�ld his visit here Just now .had no significance, but he fcald nothing about the meat Investigation, nor did he express his opinion of the commission, although jpo doubt It wouldhftvc umile Interesting reading if he had consented to do no. Mr. Hums said he cx|>ccted to be here for another day or so." WMAT MAHK DHL'MM SAW AND UK A HI) IN LETHIHtUXlE. Land, land, land, If you want to get some Hort of Idea, of the way AllK'itn l.t growing ami nettling up this summer, take a trip, to Lath' bridge. There is only one topic In Lelhhridgu that you may talk, about Its land. Every other man you meet is a real estate and lnml agent. The other is looking for land. And they uro there by the hundreds. If not more than one In ten of the |>ooplo who are coming in to look for land buy and come hack to settle the growth of the southorn part of the province will grow immensely this year. It was told the writer at Lcth bridge the last of the week that there are about twenty automobiles In LothbridBo and that nearly all of them are in use every day showing land seekers over the country- that is every day It don't rain which thi season is surprisingly seldom for a place that has had a wide reputation as being the center of the dry belt Undoubtedly the southern part of the province is this year, going to have its share of growth. Anent the subject of the automobile as a medium for making land sales, Rome good stories were told of the manner in which the lahd agents ate frequent ly victimized. It Is said that every fellow who comes to town from the country and wnnts to get a ride, In an auto, hunts up n land ngenl, and nsks to see some land. He gets his ride and when he gets'back ho finds a plausible excuse for not buying. Om land agent said that after atlme he wan struck with the singular un  nlmiity with which his applicants or land liked the lnml but couldn't close for It until they went back ami eported to the (icople for whomithey were land looking. Then he took a lumtblc and theivufter Minted toshow land unless nn applicant could show he meant business and had tho n�n-ey to buy.-Prank Paper. OUR LETTER BOX. To the Editor of Lethbrldge Herald More Activity in Land Renl estate and land men from. Winnipeg and other centres say that mure land Is being sold by Lcth  bridge agents than by those of any other place in the West. A prom  Inent Wtnnlpcger said that Lcth -bridge was the most alive of all both in farm lnml ami real estate doallngs. Several local real estate men have expressed the opinion that there is considerable money In the city for investment In real estate and that business will Ik- active In a short time. PRAISE FOIt LETIMmtDOlO. (Regina standard.) Will you allow mo through tho columns of your valuable |>aper to mnkc n few remarks on the excel  lent reports of the proceedings of the Oily Council which appcored In your paper last week. In the first nlong the line," ho wont on, "crops "Winter wheat Is well headed cut in Southern Alberta, and will bo a good average crop," said George E. Hutchinson to the Standard today on his return from, Lethbrldgo where he has Just established a branch office of his architectural firmi. "All place the council granted the ap -plication of the Steam Laundry for are looking ftno ami the spring wheat is hard to beat. Heavy warnu show* free water. Now, sir, this may bo crs MttV� '**n ,",'�K'"B �'>"� lhc alright, but will any member of tho �rnl? "J a �u'"ir,�ln� council let tnu knot, who Is paying ��odowrywhere nod arc for all the free water that Is being )wMn�'* forwa,^. to amost . .... successful season." Mr. Hutchinson is given awuy. Arc the water con- . . ., , . ... . , most enthusiastic, ami he thinks a sumurs alone, or is this free water, . , , . , , ., , ,, ... , groat Industrial expansion �wnits charged up to the general fund off. , ,..,�.. t , .J., " i that prosperous city, when? fuel and J therefore power lie right on tho THE WINNING HAND. A card sharp who Is known to the stcwurdu of the great ocean liners as well as the professional gamblers are known tn the Tenderloin detectives was a passenger on a fchip which nr- ivwd hero last week, says the Ne�v York Tribune. He received a line nt Quecnslown which had the effect of keeping him out of the large gnunes in the smoking room. Ho contented himself rith pinochle ami bridge at 35 cents n hundred points. On the evening licforc landing, one of ills bridge party, none of whom knew that he was a professionalwilh nlnid record, proposed changing the game to poker. "It's bad practice," said the card sharp, "to play poker with strangers. There's too much risk, but it's all right in this case." The others said there was no risk If n man had good sense and kept his eyes open. The deal fell to the professional, and when cards had been drawn by each man he said: "Now I'll show yon how much you know Kir. A., you bave tlw winning hand; Mr. II., your three queens look goo.l, but v.ihnt show huve you against Mr. C.'s four fives? And what good are they aguinst A.'s four kings? Does It tally?" It did. and A. said, "Well, It's my pot." "I was afraid that might happen, so I dealt myself a straight flush," He showed It rose from his chair, ami said: "Ulvu the steward what 1 put in. This was nn object les -son-don't piny poker with stran -gers." the City? If it Is not, a groat Justice Is being done to the water consumers ami the general taxpayers are getting off light. I will now pass on to the arc lights which every one knows ar bad. Will Aid. Cunningham say whether this is a got.d time to raise this question? To my jnlnd it Is not We are all hoping that in a very short time we will be able to Illuminate our streets with gas as is done at Medicine Hat and it appears to line that it would lie Just as well to be sure about this before expending the amount proposed. As to Kirn Protection. Some time ago a list appeared in your pa|)cr from the Underwriters Association, showing what they required the Counoll to do and the amount tho City would benefit financially. Hut, sir, what do we find? The Fire, Wa- thivshold. The town is growing very rapidly, nnd during his brief visit he succeeded in securing about $75,000 worth of new work. The movement to erect n /nonumat to Nicholas Flood ftnvld in Itegina brings to mind his trliiiuplinnl rencounter, with Senator McMulUm ten yours ago or so. McMullen was making a N|>cech when David interrupted with nn Inquiry that van quite per -tinent. McMullen rasped out with some nspcrjty: "The honourable gentleman, as everybody knows has rooms to rent in his up|>cr Btoreyl" Up Jumped Davln. "True," said he. "1 huve rooms to rent, but mine differ from the honourable gentleman's Mine are furnished." And in the roar of luughtcr Laurler's chuckle FARM LANDS 5,000 acres good land 20 miles east of Warner stution and on proposed railway, $7.25 per acre, $3.00 cash, en bloc. Two half sections 20 miles south of Grassey Lake, $8.00 per acre, easy terms. 320 acres 2 miles north of New Dayton, $11.00 per acre, easy terms. 320 aores 8 miles north east of Stirling, $9 per acre, easy terms. 320 acres 11 miles from Stirling, all fenced and G2 acres in fall wheat, $15 a acre, gcod terms We show our lands free of charge ecu Id be seen, even if it could not bt tcr ami Light Committee pick oat ,lwu-gintting. Hut many pcopla think as you do, and I'll tell you how the fallacy originated. The inventor of tho modern artificial leg-the leg Instead of the stick-was John Cork. Cork's logs, or cork Jogs, were famous around 1810. And whenever a man makes ycur mistake he pays an unconscious tribute to Cork's skill."- l.tlca Globe. Tins customs returns for June reached tho total of 849,2.r�H02. For Juno 19O0. they were S:il.U90.7i�, an increase this year of $17,907.29. The uuml>er of entries tor the month increased over HO per cent. w ITH one ribbon and its new three-color device Pit MINARDS LINIMENT COLDS, &c. CURES FOR SALE-A handsome secretary A snap for quick sale. Apply The Herald office. The New Tri-Chrome Smith lender Typewriter is virtually three typewriters in one. It produces indelible black, purple copying or red typewriting at the will of the operator. One ribbon and a small, easily operated lever do it all. Smith Premier Typewriter C�. 8 Soatli Lincoln St., 8pok�ne, Waaft. Thl� machine permits not only the u�e of it three-color ribbon, but also of a iwo-coloror single color ribbon. No extra cost for this 1906 model. -THE- WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL OUR LIST r - Consists of Wild Lands, from $5.50 to 9.00 per acre en bloc, and 7.50 to 15.00 per acre at retail. Land near railway 9.00 per acre and up. Improved Farms $15 to $35 per acre. Now is the time to make selection, if you want good land near railway. CALL ON US FOR INFORMATION. ..1 HATCH St COONS OLIVER BLOCK, LETHBRIDCE ;