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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRJDOE WEEKLY HERALD Lethbridge Herald PRINTING CO.. LTD. W. A. Buckaiu, Director and Editor. SUBSCRIPTION In Advance a year Otheriwte a year ADVERTISING Per Month per Inch LETHBRIDGE'S FUTURE making a trip.through the Canadian West remarks upon the remarkable growth of towns along the new rail- road fines and upon what railway construction means to the growth of towns. There are one hundred sta- tions along the main line of the C. N. R. between Winnipeg and Edmon- ton and there will be as many more on the C. P. E. line from Winnipeg to Wetaskiwin. Another hundred will be along the main line of the G. T. P. and half as many on the C. P. R. extension from Lacombe to Saska- aggregate is held by the English. For instance in '96-'97 English nuin- j bered Scotch Irish 993. j By 1903-04 the -proportional arrivals j were and 2236 whereas for June 1908 totals for the year ran: j pie and capital can be brought to the country to help ou the work of developing these resources. '1 here is no party of nieu who iiro lu. 'u bet- ter position to understand Uio situ- ation iti Alberta than the editors vi- English an increase for the period of nearly one thousand per, cent.; Scotch 22.223, increasing about fifteen hufidred per cent.; Irish multiplying aboue seven hundred per cent. The next most interesting and by far the most numerous, is the influx from the United States. In 1S97 there j was no. American invasion, for the total arrivals from across the bor- der were only By June, 1903. j, number for that blue book year I had swelled to an increase or Compound cures female ills and! a little more than two thousand per j carries women safely through the j wc L over the period of 139687. siting us today. Coming as they do from a state which duriug recent years has gone through the same riod of growth and faced the same I problems that confront this province- j they are iu a position to appreciate the position of au'airs here. Their i problems of twenty or thirty years jago are ours of today. They iiad I the same difficulty in getting fair publicity iu the' outside world. They had to solve our problem of getting and niouey into the state to ie their fertile soil productive oi the News From Alberta's Capital Edmonton, July .to the Calgary Fair report a striking tloat in the pitgcuut bearing the le- gend: "Prohibition ia Five Years." Thi O.nadbn Courier a thoroughly independent weekly, in a recent issue. devoted some attention to 'Canada's development since the aggressive Liberal policy of immigration was in- augurated after Sir Wilfrid Laurier came to power. The Courier does party not mention the Liberal in its article other than to commend as the leaders in this immigration movement Hon. Clifford Siftoc and Hon. Frank Oliver, the two able men who have directed this branch of the government since 1896. As is well known the Liberal party took over the reins of government in 1835 and the Courier, points out that ior the calendar year ending June 30th 1397, the total number of im- migrants to Canada was by June 1903, another figure was added to the sum, which became in June of 1903 the first figure of the sum was doubled and the aggregate became -262.469. Thus in eleven years the increase of total irnmisration to Canada, was from which is an expansion of more than twelve hundred per cent, or more than one hundred per cent, every year. This of course includes every na- tionality admitted. Separate figures for the British people arrivals are equally instructive. In 1897 total of British immigration reached in June 1903, the number for the nsc al year reached again in JUIK 1908, the aggregate for twelve months had jumped to which was an increase of more and mon than a hundred per cent, over 1906 1907, and a total increase of nearly eleven hundred per cent, for the per- iod, or nearly doubling the original aggregate each year. As to the proportionate arrivals of English, Irish and Scotch, the fig- ures show that the Scotch have con- tinued to than either of the other two; although the large tion or social organizp.tious. "We have in Canada, in our na- tural resources of agriculture, three vast areas; we have coming eastward from the Atlantic, prac- tically a thousand miles in round figures, where you may have in the summer, as you have in Other countries, apple blossoms and clo- ver and these are two conditions of rural life that make human life and human civilization capable of per- manence at their last. I do riot know any other two conditions that define the natural resources of a with equal simplicity and aptness as do apple blossoms and clover. As soon as you leave that area you enter an area of ail kinds of risks for stability, prosperity and Dr. Wilbert Mclntyre, M. P. for strathcona in an admirable article in the Canadian Courier, makes reply to the- professor's statements and shows that the country is undergo- ing a true development. He. points >ut that the raising of one hundred million bushels of grain in a terri- tory, fifty years ago considered an uninhabitable wilderness, and the planting of eleven million trees in seven years by the people of the West can surely be counted as velopment. The farmers of the West use more scientific means of farming as a rule than do the easterners and their intensive farming as demon- strated by the raising of sugar beets is on a par with that of the older pro- The learned professor speaks of ap- ple blossoms and clover as being 'the two conditions of rural life that make human life and human civiliz- ation capable of permanence at their last." Dr. Mclntyre points out that these are emblematical of comfort and luxury and the history of the nations of the world has proven con- clusively that the conditions that make for luxury nro the conditions thnt more than -any other for tlv.- nation's decay nnd downfall. It is very pleasant to a lar.M of fruit and honey. But if we are to t.ilM ex.implos of present history v.v must, conclude thnt siicb not produce the highest and citizenship.' Foil i: ir his argument to its logical <.'on- ci. who would conchid" that Tt.ily, Turkoy, and Perisa, the Barbary States, the East or West Indies or ovt-n California, all lands of fruit and honey have the OUR Auust 17 POINT OF will be another red It' dVy marking thi? progress of the ciry of Lethbridpe. thv greater evidences of u permanent; lopnient and the causes for greater anxiety on the of the in- We him to mo-e that the West is "an of all kind.-; We defy him to prove the years of failure or partial iu trie vvest sxcccu ot district. have risks, no t'l 'ibt.! is king again and all things hut they are being scientifically and I will be subject to it for the next few successfully met. But what are they j months. c-- mpared with the risk of drought, j and wet, of grasshoppers and annv-i of frost and hurricane of it w i require 'any thermometer with him to determine that it is warm. Besides being good faemer's weather it is al- so ideal for the continuation of the laying- oj" Edmonton's pavements. Work along this line is progressing rapidly and is much appreciated by drivers of all kinds of vehicles to say nothing of the that horses {themselves tnay.havt.- on the subject. The American Unitarian Associa- tion has placed advertising contracts prices and poor markets that mu-t i i with thirtv-two dailv papers and taken and have been taken tine again by the farmer of But even granting all that he says is true, where does the West really stand? In Alberta we have our thousands of acres oi alfalfa and all over the West apples are being suc- cessfully raised, not in large quanti- ties it is true, because of the pecul- iar conditions, but the success is none the less truly demonstrated. The suc- cess in raising of small fruits exceeds even that of the East. Settlers com- ing to older Canada had to meet new twenty-one weeklies and will pay for the publication of pertinent para- graphs making clear the Unitarian view. This looks too much like run- ning the church as a business. i' Since the; inception of the Govern- ment of this Province the ideal of the executive heads has been to con- duct the affairs of state as much as possible upon of an enter- prising business firm. This has had much to do in securing the degree of J efficiency attained. Even in one j siiiuii detail regard to I regulations concerning all corres-j pondence r.o the various departments. Your last opportunity this season to buy TRIMMED HATS At Big-Red-actions. If your Hat has lost its frethness and bloom it will interest you to see ours L. A. SCOTT, Manager Millinery Parlors between Bijou and Seed's Confectionery in New Hill Block ESTABLISHED 1864 With Whitney, Roblin, and Mc- Bride all refusing to leave pri vincial to enter the fed- eral lists, Borden'r, chains of fol- lowing Lauror's example if fjrming a cabinet of premiers looks rather slirn. The premiers are to be con- condition.s before their success was gratulated on the wisdom of their assured in these particulars as in j choice. others. The new conditions of i the West are being met with greater rapidity and success and the time is not far distant when we shall have apple blossoms and clover in all the beautiful profusion of the East. When Professor Robertson learns the real meaning and true signs of permanent development he should make another visit to the West and he will find ample proof ihat the West is being built on a sure found- ation and that it is undergoing a true development and that her per- rnaneoy is assured. The rule throughout the-.adminis-j tration offices is that letters-receiv-j eel (jn one day should be promptly, acknowledged, and if possible, fully answered on the following day. It! is the Premier's wish that where the j public has any complaint in this con- i nection, either in the delay or lect of correspondence, that vTieyj write directly to the Minister who is t at the head of the Department in in question. No red tape will be al- lowed to hamper the administration of business in this young "VTesvern Province. Merchants Bank of Canada I HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL Paid-up 4 Reserve and Undivided Profits.............. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sir 3. Montagu Allan President Jonathan Hodgson. Esq. Vice-President Lethbridge must support the by- laws next month. We can't afford to run as close to the limit of our water supply as we have been doing. A second force main and stand pipe is absulutely necessary. It is only the other day that Grand Forks, B. C., suffered a loss of nearly by fire. Had the water supply been adequate the disaster might not have occurred. Lethbridge ratepayers should see that the city always has a water supply more than sufficient to meet the needs of the city. From several parts of the country demands are coming in. to the Prov- incial Government for more repre- sentation in the legislature. These demands, in some measure, arising from the increased settlement of the country in the past three years, ara mainly based upon the fact that In the Province there are as yet no municipalities, road work and Consequently all bridges have to be the central govern- ment, which in turn has to be advis- ed by the local member, and if he has too large a district to represent the district is liable to suffer through unintentional neglect. THE MINNESOTA EDITORS Lethbridge and the whole of Alber- ta bids a most hearty welcome to the members of the Minnesota torial Association who are our guests this afternoon and evening. Of all the visitors this country has had none are more welcome. In no place is tho power of the press more sp- preciatcd than in a country in the process of development, for that de- velopment depends evitiruly upon the manner in which the fail's arc given to the general public !jy the newspapers and magazines 1-oth in the place concerned and in outer world. It is only the rec- ognition by the press of the resources of the country and by its conditions that make for permanen- dissemination of the facts that peo- i Where will you Spend your Vacation? If you are looking for a place providing excellent hunting, fishing, boating, etc.. combined with magnificent scenery and unexcelled hotel, accommodation, come to CROW'S NEST and stay at the SUMMIT HOTEL Bates and up ANDY GOOD, Proprietor C. R. Hosmer, Esq., Thos. Long, Esq.. C. F. Smith, Esq., Hugh A. Allan. Esq., C. M. Ha; t, Esq., Alex. Barnet, Esq., F. Orr Lewis, Esq. E. F. Manager The Bank has 119 branches and agencies distributed throughout Canada. New York Agency. 63 and 65 Wail St. SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS invited, and special atten- tion is paid to small deposits. Interest at 3 per cent, per annum, compounded four times a year. Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit, payable in any part of the world, at current rates LETHBKIDGE E. W. McMULLEN, Manager SUDDEN DEATHS Life is uncertain and sudden deaths frequently occur. Make your will and appoint this Company as your Executor and you will have an experienced executor as well as security for the carrying out of every clause of your will. THE TRUSTS AND GUARANTEE COMPANY, LTD. (Head Office, Toronto.) Capital: Subscribed, Paid Up and Reserve, Public Administrator for Calgary. Macleod Lethbridge and Wetaskiwin Judicial Districts. Official Assignee for Lethbridge and Macleod Judicial Districts. Advisory Board for Alberta D. W. Mfirsh, Esq., William Pearce, Esq., P. Turner Bone, Esq. 711 First Street, West, Calgary. A. G. ROSS, Manager. B The Herald for High-elass Job Work ;