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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 7, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta mm LbTUBRlDGB HERALD S'MPSON A BUCHANAN Publishers t. B. BtMFSON W. A. BUCHANAN saBSCRIPTION: :n Advance tlSO a year 0:herwlae ta-OO a year ADVERTISINO. Pet Month - 1.00 Per Inch THE PROPOSED SUBWAY. The IKwixl of Traicte, ivpivseating the UJcrohanLs of the city, nsk lor n subway, ibul 'tihait ilocs not mean a eub'way will be touiU. �s the qucs-tion will have to lio voted by the r�tepaycrs betoi-o oivic f\MMls can be spent in Wiis wny. The Ciiy Council wouUl he woll advised if it cngagiwi an enginwr to oxamino 4Jio proposed locations of *Jtto subway oml ost.iiTOvto it lie cost. So lh�t .the city coiiM possess in-c assured 'that .tihore will be plenty of iand availfliblc for industries acroes the itraclt ibrfore it iintlertalies the project. Witih plenty of Uvnd available tltere for lindustrial establish-mentst 'the necessity of n Subway is eirtablished. It i� a TOotter itihiftt .siiyouki be doalt *ith very carefully �nd judiciously, and tl�e people's dnternst should be (Tuarded from the start. THE GAS QUESTION. LetUbrtalgc w^ants natural g'as ir it can be secured here We must have it to compete with Mad'icine Hait. Without tt we arc crippled ifi any etlorxa we may make to got industriest !*� City Council will bo supported i>y the citizens if they give the franchise to the company that promises to give the cheapest gas. That is mtet the people want. We believe tlw majority of the people want the niwnicipality (o own the gas wells, and any arrangement nuKte wi'th a company .should guarantee a?parL�iien:t of tihe Interior. uikI the .Conaervaltiiw party has do;io its i�tmo.st to Wacken the Uittinistrativo ivcoi'd of Uon. Clifford Siftou, especially in regard to am aigrecnicnt entered into with the Saskaitcltcwaa Valley Land Co. As verybody in the west knows, Mr. Silton is fully capable of lookdng after his 'ratercats. Iiouso the other day, dealt with charges lUtoi liad �)een made againS't hia administration of the Interior popaPtmeiift, and amongst other things, said: Ue took full rcspon-sitillity lor the graxing regulaitions. In his iudtfoent ilt was sound, pitblic policy. He believed' t4�ey would save soil unfit for farming from becomiaK arid and useless, as a terffe area of Montana heid become. Western ranchers had in-veated large sums in the cattle business under the graxing regulations, and liad dncreasod the export trade of Canada. "I do not know what*'tliere lis wrong in allowing these' fKople to buy enough land to keep their cattle from starving." sttid Mr. SiftoD amid applause. What hod been the policy of the old governmet�t^ He bad before hiih the list of grants of lar^e areas actually given away ito cold-bloode,l six>culators raDfrinti from 1,200 lo 20,000 acres. The Opposieioh had tuliv-ed about these things rts it Ik; (ihe speaker) was going run away. �"! will not run away and get fvightcnod in cojii j>ti.in iWith any traiwaction i ha.co..;r been in," * Mr. Sitton then launched into a discussion o( the sale of 250,-000 acres of tawvd to the Saskatchewan Valley Land Co., which, had tKiiso so inaquen4.Iy nt'tacked. He rewillwl Ihait in that rogiion of Saskati'iK'wan, the Qu"Ap|>cllf, Long fjukc iu SaskntolK'>v�n fla-il-wa.v Co. hunt jwcivvd a InoJ grant of orte nuiliion acres. 'liiey bad a tuacl out only" scleototl 377,000 acitys, .saying that thj area, did not contain any more land fatirly (it for sottieniont. Ju July, lytJO, Hanuuoi�d'& Nanton, aghe 'government toad tiol eiilert^iuiKl eith�>r proposition. At that LiiiH- a strip of land sixty-five miles loi�g-, where the Saskat-oJicwnn Valley LaiKi Co. aRer-waixls si>lfotcd their laurel, was on absolute dcstM't, with no railway station and only tihiwj honiestiMvd-ers, 1I�; pointed out tlia.t the; re|Jort of 'the fund e-xan>iners, l>oth to the guvernuient and the railway conipany, on the lands in (.ue�~ tion, was tiiwt they woive totally unfit I'oi' HCt'tkniK-nt accork-liiig to the ideas at that time of what land was fit for that purpo*.'. Mr. Spoi'rs, whose n-port hjid bc-en (luoted by Jlr. lloriion, had not, he pointed out, imidc any close or practical examination which would eiNible hiui to -pi^o-nouncc an ai�im�oii, who had seen ftt to get alter the depaPtnicoit of tho interior in t'l�e American papers, that g,.>ntl�nvarked, was of good Irterary ability, biK he did not know any one had ever accused hin^ of being a judge of the value of laud. Mj.ieaking from personal knowledge,  Mr. Sifton ss'id that for si.xty-fi\-e m'iles along the main line of the railway there were only tihiipc honiet?tead entries In 'good s'landing, and it was an aib-solute unsettled country, so much so that lor ten years tra>ins ran through the whole sixty miles without  station or stopping place to accommodate local traf-Ac. Mr. Sifton justified the con-traot with the Soskaitcfaewan Valley Land Co., comprised of four Americans and two Canadians, who were required to place ill each touinhip twenty settlers on live huuiiesteKds amd twcU-c upon other sections before ths.'y were eutitied to receive tho balance of on a large scale. The Opposition had referrod with some indin'erence as unworthy of recognition to the action .of the land company in briirging up an excursion of 500 prominent bankers, capitalists, newspaixir men and others who wo!>t over the land. This he re-garck>d as the beginning of the success of the imn>igration work of the departmetit, as an indication that ihoy had actually suc-ctyxled in atn the United .Stoites from whom information of a favorable character wouVdibcsont out. As indicative of the situation at that time, Mr, Sifton ciuotod a Winnipeg p(i|>er, antagonist'ic lo the 'gfov-eriiment, whidi declared thot the deportment and buncoed these Americans into taking land which was no good. -Another incident which demonstrated the opinion tihcy held of the value of the land in quest ion was the fact that when the,. I .and Co. asked tilic Railway Co. to or�en � station in that district, they were met with a refusal unless they agreed to pay the salary of a station agent. Moreover, they had to build hotels ond livery stables and appoint land guides to show settlers tihe land and at one time b-wl 3,000 suta-ftHents throughout the United States drumming up sp'ttiers omd selling tlie lands. The facts were that farmers from Ontario would not go on this land awl it was only w^hen the company brought ^ople who had experience in the semi-^rid states of the union that they could get them to locate. This did not reflect upon tine interior �iepart-in(�nt, ibocttuse the officials could not advise jKjople to g�j on this land. Instead of a nefleetion upon the department, the success of this company was part of the success of the itniu'igration policy of tho department, Jteverting to d up elvaigcs for lai>d. It was only neoe.>war,v, in �ivh>r to .show the fallacy �rt this .silateiiK'ut, to mention tl�oil all arot�nd �th;' district there wor�> at that 'time nvillions of acivs available for homesteaul entries awl other iiniliiiins of wil-ro.'td IniKis for i.ule at ro{>Hil�r prices. Moreow, hint liiiey not only w'cuii�;l sttiers for hnKl tbnit would ot'lypi-wi.-*' haxxs Ikh^ii given free as hoiiuwtcanis ot a o much lower ra'te i>f .�*L'l't Utiiwl, but batl placed in the lV>miivion treasury *250,000 which would i>ot have otherwise; Iwn ivcoivod. W'hen monimt men came along aiKl made a proiKJsitioii to take the land and settle it ant\y a quartt-r of a nwllion .dollurs iino tho iroosur.v, nlihoi>gh he might iH>t 'ha\e had very giv-at lonli-th>nce in it, ilw-icleemegigeslo;l tlvat Mr. Fos^ter imd lackcti courag*-, but tticre was a '.'HlVcivncc U-l we�'n "courage' ami "nerve."- EDITORIAL NOTKS. 'lihc Con.scrvatiw prc>ss. led 'by tho IVinnilieg Telpgram, attacked Juitge PrendergaM, of I'rince Alticiu, for his decision in an elect'ion casi-, claimirtg t'hot he w�s unfair and biascrd. Now Fr�l Hntiltain, 'the Conservative leader iin S'askatclvewan, has it>biikcd these papers for their aitiitiKle bi' declaring in no uncertain tone Ihut the JiKlge was jx-rfectly coriyjct in his attitude 'in the PriiK-e AH)CPt oa.se. \ party piiess that atiuses the tjench in order to otl'^mpi to gain on admntag^ for its party, isnt worthy oi its parly o�- the country. The Canadian juiiges may not be faultless, but ihoir record up to the preseiM, has been a distiuoi civdit to Caoada. Dont stop plaffl'ting trees. Make Lethbridge tihe pretiifsl city in the west J .All. ./iir.\', I>omi'n:on gy>venwnont aH?oni at Liverpool, .sa.vs lie wouW not believe W. T. H. Pivslon, Ininii-gration Cominissioiier for Gre�t Britain under oat'h. It is aljout time the povornmenl g-ot ri;l of some of its olliciols, 'ii 'that is the kiiKl ol opinion 'thi-y hol'd of onch other. Lelbhri'ilg'o is a city. Let us JL)ury all trie coimlry village wa.\s. 'l"he enforcement of a building bylaw is conipul.soi;*' uiKler the mnv city charter. lOvery cit'izen before starting to hitiid must get. a i�erniit. This by-law will enable us to tell at the eiKl of thv .\ear e.vaclly the extent ol tbH Ijiiildiivg oi-ierations. In that respect, alon'j, it is voluoble, for the keeping of this recoid if nothing cLse. Outsi�rls of �4hott.sands of bushels of whenL do not comimrc with the Let'hbridge dititrict. Hey, there, what aUiut that flour null. Keep the proposrtiott moving and see t'hat there is a ncill here by t'bis fall. Keep boosting tite fall fair. Ijt-t this year be the lest in liie exhibi-tiion's history. Tho Roard of Tiwlo wants (o wake a *>ig effort to have the Canod'ian manufacturer's excursion strike 'this point. Lethiitridge aims to ibe a manufacturing centre, j^nd 'there is no way this city co'n impress costcrn manufacturers with the odv'ontages of this cily os on iivduslrial c��tr,'> than by having this excursio*) visit here, and become posses.sed of the facts con�>rning our 'ideal location and tlie inducements w^bieh we can offer manufacturers. Tabor is hounding ahead, and it will not Iw very long Iteforc it is a town, governed by n mayor and a council. IViree years ago Tal�or was'nt big enough tor the C. p. R. engines to whistle at. By nil means one of tho ntoht readable 'newspapers that 4tas liecn floated on itbc sea of journalism for some Wme is the Magrath Pion�?r, which mode its first appenmncc last Friday. Dave Fihon, the 'bright ami shini'ng editor the Cardsf'on Star is at the helm, 'taking his place as the Wm.. R. Heorst, of AHierla. 'I\he Pionwr is full of local news, anfl stoPts out to boost Magrath for nil it is worth. It is well patroni/.ed hy advertisers, and there is �no doubt Elton's venture in ihc thrivi'ng town in tho sotith willmeot with oncour-agenient.. If it does'nt it will prove Magrath dues'jtt know a good thing. GOSSIP ON THE SIDE Tattler The cur.w of 'busi'iie.ss in t'lvis or an.v cotHitry is the civxiit s.x'stiein. If | |!oople would only pay ca.sh for what they gel when tilK-y get it, how milch easier itho root the bank." Did you ever get Ixiliiiid one of 'those flower giurdans 'that adorns a woman's heod in church. How did .vou like it? Is'nt it a nuisance? What 1 would like to see, is womrm remove their hats when in chureh, fTv3 same as they flo 'in t'he thTO'tre. .\ fcat con be .shown ofV enough on the s'treet, without making it occupy most oif a |>ew 'in church liwl hiding Uie minister from view. REAL ESTATE IS HUMMING And pricct are advMicing rapidly. Doa't you want lo take advantage of the steady increase in values? Only 8 lots left on Brnntoii street at $125 per lot, $25 down, balance $8,33 per month without interest; antl only 5 lots left on Bruce street north, on same terms. 2 Coiner lots on Bonipnss Street................-..................................... $^00 3 cornor lots on Biironoas Rouil...................................................... ''\ acres lutnl tiiul si.x rooiuwl liou8�>, Westminster Rontl, a snap at....................... $800 ,2 lots and 4-roointHl honso, Nortli Ward.............................................*  $^00 30 lots on ConrUaiid strt'Ct............................................ $175 each, easy terms 4 fine lots on Bompr.s street.....................-.................................... $^25 i fine lots on Duirerin Street, 2 corners, a snap at..................................   $fiOO 7 lots on Bnnlett street............................................................. $22& 2 lots on Coults street.............................................................. $400 2 fine lots on Cntbill street.................................. ----.................. $650 The ?. B. Bowmon Agency LETHBRIDCE ALB�RTA Value of land is climlving in Letli-brid��. l^he recent noal estate 'deals reminds people that only a few years atfo lots that are .selling or are hekd at Sii.OOo and �4.000 wei� olTeivd as low ns $100. Several instances could lie ted. I^jrthbri'dgie is pro-gressitig, and our citiaens now realize it is going to be a big city and are rushing around buying up 'business lots in order to make a little fortune. .\ well-known hotel nuin 'toid nn-he 'hoxl doU'bled his motiey in less than o month on some lots on Ford street. GEORCiE M. HATCH C. R, DANIEL i Improved and Unimproved I Farm Lands City Property Wheat Lands 1 ALBERTA REALTY COMPANY (OFFICES IN SOUTHARD BLOCK, LETHBRIDGE) % Does a general Ceul Estate and Livestock Commission Business in all Southern Alberta. No ^ r trouble to show you our lists and take you out to see th� lauds, lots or tlocks, We have 4000 acres in separate improved irrigated farms. Many thousand acres improvetl and unimproved ^ wlieat lauds. - - - ........ Heal estate wn^ land dt-alers are plenl'iful in l^Wbridgo now; You can't move along a block on Hound street without passing three or four of them any time of the day. I Good City Propeity The Townsite of Coaldale Try l^s as Buyers or Sellers. Your Correspondence Solicited. OTOIOTOlOlOAOlOTOlOTOXXCro^^ Office room is scarce in the city. Heal estote men have to tmnsaci Imsiness on the curb, some ot them not t>eing able to get roo�n enough for n desk awl chair even. It would pay somebody to put up a good-siw*l office buikling in this fiiy. C, .1. Kck'slrrtm dixiw m.v attention a few da.vs ago 'to �an. article in tlK> Hotel World, whioh is reinarkiable, in that tt relates an e.xceptiional eam-of long s�'rvice in'one hculel by a number of eniplo,\ees. Hei* is tlvo item: Tiie Burdick Hou.se, Kolama-loo, Mich., recently closed to be j'enifld^lle'd and reopencloix>r and employee! No troiible, no quar-ivls, no strife, no wiring employ- ment ogoncies and hotel (wpsrs to rush in n cook, a clerk or other cinplojiee: mo unionism, 'that curse wliioh puts employer and employee on a coM-blooden.v or might exist 'between tiho one employing an! the one emplo.ved. When the Ilundick Hou.se closed and Mr. and Mrs, Itadg^r 'gave up t'he good okl house,, employeca scsnvod like children, one of the family, whose parting cost tears, yet a quiet happrncss must t�av� been t'lte crowning spirit of the event, because of the pleasant relationships existing there many years- a consciousness that all toad done their parts in the conducting of ii business for so long a pcri'Od. - It is a pity ithal tihe record f every emplo>ve and employer cannot be as happy and congenial as this case at Kaiama/oo. There would be liitititi of t'he troi�blo that now exists bctw^ec''n capital and lalior. Last week the Herald saM: The Coal Company hos not taken advantage ol the Incrotsiri price for cool fbnt has been in existence since the strike liegah, iis they are retalUnR t*�a coal at the old price, $3.83 a ton. Wo were taken lo task for tliot et�ite)�9nt, but it was impossible to put up an,v argument to convince us Cctbbridge Iron Ulorks Co*, til ManuffMtoren of GREY IRON AND BRASS CASTINGS MACHINE SHOP WORK PROMPT. LYfi* CORRECTLY EXECUTED MINE AND SAWMILL WORK A SPECIALTY ^ ^ We want a clumco to figure on your CASTING AND MACHINE WORK No matter how large or how small SELLING AGENTS FOR Canada Foundry Co.. steam pumpc Gumey Foundry Co., steam and hot water heating, Canadian Asbestos Co., Asbestos cement, Ontario Wind Engine and Pump Co.. windmills, etc., wood and steel water tanks, all capacities. 'crd'oY)\7oVo'o'o'o2Toy5ToT^^^ that we statoii what was untrue in any way. The Coal t'o. couhl hav.;' easily hold the prii-e at %\ or *4.o0 a ton, hut- the,v idid not 'take advantage of the eomlilions ci-oal't'.l by the ,'*trike, and neffvl fair).v hy (h.-pe4>pio of this city. .las. .\shcroft says he never asked more than J2..50 a ton for coal at his tnino oit any time during tho strike, but flic extra cost was not his fault jn any wn.v, but'that of the 'teamsters, w^ho wfiLsefl to 'haul coal across 'the river after t'he ice has broken, unless 'they igot iil.'iO a ton. Wo (xm hardly blu^me 'them, as tho pull across it'he riwr is 'a m;ighty cult one. nurd is worth \. g.'otl deal more t'han n haul whiM-e grades are few. cars wi'lh no little interest. Later in connmny wjlh Al. Doyle lie visited 'the Oranbi-pok Hotal. Wh�n�skd to listen 'to a conversation over the telephone, Mr. Mooi-e sai'd: "Nor ^ir. I am a little like the Indian, I am superstiitious. Anek >had not seen a railway train since the year 1858, and tha't was down on the Isthmus of Pananui. A'n Frtemi rKRMK WATBIIWOBKS BY-LAW BEATEN (Fwrnie Ledger.) Tho vote on the two by-lnws yes-t'frday it^iiltttl ns follouvs; n.v-law .'11, lo rai.se funds to pn.v for siflcwalks was 'endorsed by a Note of loy for .t'o .'iO against, witli three spoilt ballots. B.v-low ill, to raise fumis to put in a water sys(K>m was �lutonted, the vote standing as follows: For the proposiition.................. 82 Against the proposition............ 8nucs. Tlv) Grain Exohang� will erect n 'handsome hi�iUling nt Wlnttipog costing lietwcon $400,000 �nd9r>OdiOOO. 1>ho tirnnd Oranpo Ijodge of Cana-' da propo.w>s to raise $100,000 lor a home for agad Orangemen. NOTICE Weather permitting, Mrs, Mac-dona It]'a sale at LOCH GARRY Will take place on Saturday une 9th Ladies who want bargains in fine old Furniture, choice Bric-a-lirac, Dishes, Kitchen and Dairy l^tensils, had better nut miss this sale. A lot of fartu implements, cowh, etc. still left. NOTICE All bricklayers and masons are requested to keep away from Calgary tluring strike. By order of Secretary Bricklayers and Masons' CJnion No. 2, Calgary. ;