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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 19, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta : $1.50 BRINGS TO YOUR HOME FOR ONE YEAR. THE A BRIGHT, NEWSY AND CLEAN NEWSPAPER Subscribe for it now and keep in touch with the affairs of this growing district. No newspaper in Alberta has met with the encourage-mientandthe success that has favored the Herald in its six month's career. The best medium in Southern Alberta to reach the people A 1 ^ We have a modern equipment of type |ind machinery, as well as first-class 'workmen, and we make the statement Without tear of contradiction that the Herald turns out as fine a class of jobs Ss any office in the West. A trial will convince you that we have a right to talk this way. Try us for Lr�tter Headb Bill Heads s WIFK OP 'fUK MINISTER Vim INTERIOR. OK (Froni tiK Toroirtb Glolw.) In C�iHMla now we aiv noihint; i( not enihiMhMM'icaliy Canailiun. \i(.u-over Uio norixon of our waif.Ktlc at'Dtimc^nt knows no long or Provtaeia) IxWiKlnry It in as lar-reootoing a� the vast yoiinK Dominion 'it.sc^lf. It is ;i ilnj-fMiliuK ttiii�-and one nowhoiv i.->,?ri.' iiltpart'liit than in OMawa, \ihuiP .1 has (({rown yearly wivh iht> i-iiiniiiK 'togi^cr, 8ooi�lly awl |>oliU uilly, oi i'rnvincial visitors eaoh .ic!;c-iai growth; but while the vent has (-ontinually heneftttcd �>y tiie trans~ ference thither of eastern homes the oMcr I>rovilic�(i have c.\|>erienco(l no potiim influence In tWs respect, tten cannot brin^ with them this subtlu 'atiinoA|>here o( honte life, and few Honivn liftve returned to live in ll>e wostt^vory few froni aihc real west w4iich Mm bej-ood'Manitoba and its i-arly �et)tlMMUt8. Tho app�>intment of �idenrc of thought, united to a sympathetic under.stand -i�ig, with a tinge of enthusiasm nicely held in restraint by a practical turn of mind, Mr�. Oliver's personality strikes a now and distiinctively refreshing mote In Ottawa society. She has brought somothing of the atmosphere of the we.st wl't*| i it, something 61 it� receptiveness and geniality. llr�. 6Uver Io and people apparently reciprocate the sense oi pleasure. Dut wMIe the wile of the new Mii-jster has entered uppn her social d.tl-iea with frank enjoyment and a lucky dower of royalty's faculty for le-menmbcring names and faces, .she is flr.ghi or, who was married at ICdnionion Inst autumn, was a girli.'4i Iiri, Mng at tho lime of lier niarriofse little oldur than her mother li.itl Iwcn, and Mrs. Oliwr was marriw) at seventwn. To advc?cates of earl.v iiiarriago there is an eloquent argument in Mrs. Oliv -or's life. Still a oiing woman and deeply inteiVKtr.;! in Imr hiLsbawl's ca-recr. she in a .voiinp-lK�arted moth'"' with her cbildn-n. onioring into Ihrir li\e�i. in.siiriiih'  iliom tin? nienu'^y of a bi^iglit you 111. wliflch she ivisol.N' believes to I'c ibr's new honie and her imncnts .in Man>tor>a. K^lmonton was then but a cluster of building-s. forming a trading post ot the Hudson's Hay Com|>any, and . a Mation of the Mountod Police. But the west in those days liod drawn to Itself some of the most sfflrtted and interesting souls of the eo��t, and people of ciiKuie, too. So society at the frontier pos.ts, if limited, �vas usually very congenial. At Vklmon ton thm 4he wife of f-hief Factor Hartlisty (brother of I^oidy Strath  cona) was a daughter of Rev. *Tre she N|ii>i!d',n she ranie to Ottawa, b"..i^'i�or �'"ilh her tha doligbtfiil atmosiihern t:t a Ivospitable weatern home. TU� IMPORTANCE OF. BUB-PACKING, FOUGHT WITH JESSE JAMES. Tha Late Ma.'or Cantwell of Mi;di  cine Hat. quite Oiled, waiisftu forily ai�d P*'-''**'^^1 antly, with hi')' hoiu," interests, and jj^^ ^ C^^^, 3 Colling Cords Weddiiig biviutions Prdgrammes Anything in fact where type and ink are used The Rcrald-s Motto: "Nothing but the Best social duties as ili.' wife of a pu!>lic man. As twiBb' i-xjiectod of a woman a-long the tank-rolibing and hold-up line, although he was once arrcstod in St. Paul on sus|>icion of being one of the James lioys. He hod no trouble in cloaring himself aiKl �va.s given a great banquet by lite .war veterans of lhat city the next evening, lintil his death he always wo.o grey out of respect to the cause lor which he foitgitt. It is only io'i' .\'ears ago 'that he came up from Mexico to spy out the land in the ini-?r-e.�(fs of Hon. Ite Laval Horosford'.s cattle |iros|x?cits, but he made hosts of friemls around here by his genial ways, and many were tho ivmirris-cences he tofcd of the old cattle dj. s in the South. While comfortaibly off at tho timr of his ^leath the Major was at one lime the pos.sessor of a for giy>a:er amount of the vorld's goods. Unfortunately, however, he was do'i,. out of his Texas pro|v>rt.v b.y a couple oi rogues in his absence to an-othart of the country, l^eir trickery cost the pair their lives as tihe Major had tihe reputation of i.e-ing one of the qiMrkc�t men in 41111 ploy in a country where^Jhe drop meant everything many tin�es in -.hif course of a nun's existence. "Ha .c nave" was his sobriquet ii. ihosie days and many an okl catele -man in the South will recall hint >inri mourn his lo^'s, fir although he vfts bated and fearad >by his enemies, for his friends he could not do too ntuoh. do loo much. 'I'hi- Major had been twice nta'rri�l. He was foicod from his fust wir>�, anil the second was one of tho principles in an elopment which caused considerable gun pla.v, and rosiilfod in �lie Major .tieing conflnc tiewt crop of spring wheat 1 had ever seen in any ssction. TW� was in the northern part* of South Dakota, 'the .vieM ibeing more than 40 bushels per acre. The straw was long and stilT and the harvester-was raisod tO: the highest point in order that as little unitecefiKar.v straw as i>ossibie need bo cut to' handle. In due' time the'field wbs> cleared �f the crop and the plowing done to a fair depth. On account ol no r>iin that tall, the aoil was rather dry diii-ing the winter. Conwiderablo snow fell; however, so that In the spiting all of the plowed ground lo titovfull tieptii of plowing was moUt. Work of harrowing and seeding began as soon as the frost wbuM permit. First, three horses *ere driv.m over tho field attached to a harrow, second, two horses attached to a seeder, and third, ithree horses tachod to the harrow the .-evirid tinw. Going over the field throe tinips wjith these teams resuMed in man.v hoof prints. Strange as it may seem, the onl.v whtHit that ffrjw to any reasonable heigbt and pro -duccheM up from the sob-soil by ithe long 8tuM>le that had boon turned under the fall Wefore. , Two years lat�r we rented 100 acres and the nee|d wae put in with an ei�d-gato wcoder, a device attach-cerating this one man tcndod tha machine and another man drove the team, both riclmg. Hn addition to the weight of wagon and men there was also that of from four to six tratiiion of the impoKanoe of sub-packing. The season being aonie-w4iat dry the stand of wheat in the field generally was thin oind short, while in i.I>ese wheel tracks it was at least a half taller, much thicker and productive of a far bic�ter berry. THE REASOJf WH%'. To clearly 'grasp the force of value of any sdientific principle, iL is necessary that u^e imderstuMid the reasons �ihy. The great idifflcuKy we have to contend with in the growing of crops in ihe semi-arid acetions is to 'be able to carry ihe crop thiough soitiOt.piolongod dry period without damage to the crop. To odd to the force of this let me say that many times during the early years of struggle for exist ^ H. w. K. M. MkMi't LlaiMil Crn DifUktria. CIT'lTINO HARLEV AT THE HAT. Medicine Hat, Alt*., JuJy 8.-M.C. H. Evans is already cutting his bar-lev which is from three to four feet in height. O. W. Tonge, a Uage house below up to the soil in'which the main focxling roots of the plants earry on their active ivork of gathering the necessary plaint elements. This is all brought aimut by thoroughly fining and firming the s.->od and i-oot lied. in addition to eonttrolling tii�moisture, this (Nicking of the lower poit.-ion of tite lurrow sli^ also fadil-tatcs a nmi-e liixsral growth,ol roots and rootlets and incraaaea the available supply of nititli water previously stored beloir it is poASiblo for the plaint to resist tho ill eOcjcts of any Population close upon 4,f>00 .awl increasing daily. Ike third lai^Mt town in Alberta. A coal miaiaf. ranching and farmiag diatrtct. Incorporated at a cHy this y^r. CITY OFFICIALS. Mayor->Jeo. Rofers. Sec.-Treiks.-Ohaa. B. Bowmaa. City Soliciior-C, F. P. C'onybeara. K. C. City Auditor-Robt. Sage. Chief ol Firs Departmevt-A. B. Humphries. Medical Health Ofllcer-Hon. L. G. OeVebcr. M.D. Ohiel ol tolica-^H. M. Parry. Constables SilUkeraod Jones. Aldermcft-Wm. Oliver, V. W. Oooley, C. H. Harding, Dr. ItcClure. E. Adams, O. W. RaWoMm. BOARD OF EDUCATION. ClMirinan-J. H. Flsetwood. Secretary-C. D. Aowmaa. Trustaea-Dr. Oalbraitb, O. Johnston, R. Kinunoos, V. Dooley. BOARD OF TRADE. President-O. F. P. Coayhaare. Vica-ProsidoBt-E. U. Rylaads. Secretary-F. UTBarnes. Exectttivfr-Wm. Oliver. O. O. bourse, F. Sick, M. FreeONUi, Harford. M. Young. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. Dominion Lands-J. W.'Martin. Jmnncration.-Ohaa. Mair. travell  ing immigration agaot, A. E. Humphries, care-taker, immigratfoa hall. Registrar of Vital Statlstics-O; B. Bowman. Superintendent of Mounted Police- J. O. Wilson. Postmaster-J. D. BigtnbiDMiam. Collector of Customa-J. Kenny. Member ol AHterta Legialature- W. C. SimmoB*. Member of House of Commons- Jno. Herron. Pincber Creek. CHURCHES. Anglicaa-R�v. J. S. Ohivara. rec tor; Rev. DavM Jones. Roman Cattidlic-Rev. Father Van TiahMu. Presbyterian-Rev. A. x. Oordia. Methodist-Rev. J. E. Hugbsuri. Baptist-Rev. Cbaa. Padlav. . Salvation Army-Capt. Flaws. BANKS. Bank ol Montreal-R. �V MMte, Maipager. Bank ot Commerce-C. O. K.^ Nourae! Manager. Union Bank-O. U. McMickiiig, Manager. RAILWAYS.. v Lethbridge is on the Canw'a Neet line of the C. P. R., and ia about to Iteconie a diviaional point: It ia the headquarters of the A. R. At I.,Rait-way, running south to Great Falls, Montana. .I.J. Hill's new transcontinental road is almost sure to strike this poiiit. RiMda are also projected north to Calgary and Leth-brMgti in a very lea years; is like^ljr to lie a big railroad centre. FARMIMO. Lethbridge is the centre ot the only irrigat'iou diatriot in Canada. Soma ol the finest farms in the west are to l>e seen near the town. At p,rosent the unirrigated lands in all directions are being rapidly settled, and there is no doubt but that this town will soim be the centre of great agricultural wealth and population. LOCATION. Lethbridge is the natural capitsi ot Southern Alberta. It is the hub ot a big disiricL. and from here goods are, ; distributed south \o the boundary, east into Saskatohewan and west to British Columbia, and north almoat as far as Calgary. It is IwuRd to Ijeconie the itfading wtaoleaale centre in Aliwria, south ol Calgary, CLIMATE; Lethbrtdge'a climate ii^ very nueh like Colorado. We only have. tariater tor a ilay or so, aiid the rent �t-:tlw time the sun shines and.Ihaiaii;;is balmy. Baseball waa played iMre this year aaily te January. There is no Aaer chmata iawll.iCaaada. CONVEMIBKCB8. Waterworka ayalam. klactric light, aoweraga. ayt^tMB. telepltone ays.tero. dry period common to the most arid �eotions. Bi'^th, with the above five candit -tons present the larmcr is assured of a very much larger crop than otherwise �;hon proper culti\iation is given, and finally iiko prosonco of these conditions awl their nwuKs very greatly incrrasMi the profits of the : tanner who carries out their provis-' iooa as outUocd. ;