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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta LbTHBRlDGE HERALD 4 BUCHANAN Publishers W. A, BUCHANAN lie ivoullocl i'hat in region of SIMPSON SUBSCRIPTION: snAdvaiicc a year f2.00 a year ADVERTISING: Per Month Per Inch THE PROSED SUBWAY. of the 'merchants of the city, ask for o 'subway, tout 'that docs not mean a will be 'built, as the will have to voted upon ihe'' ratepayers before oiv'ic funds can 1x3 spent in this ,wtvy. live City Council would lie well ad vised if it an engineer t oxamir.o tho proposed locations o tho subway estimate ilho cost so that city coiikl possess ii dependent advice on these Again, the city wants 'to be a sured'that there will be plenty land available for industries' aero the track'before it undertakes th project. With plenty of land ava able there for Jndustr-iul1 esitablist raentst 'the necessity' of a Subway is established. It is a nvatter .that slwukl very carefully -ami jiKliciously, and the people's -interest should be guarded from the start. THE GAS QUESTION. LetbtorMge wants 'natural gas ir it can be secured here. We must-have it to compete with Medicine Hat. Without it we are crippled 'in any efforts we may make got lite City Council will 'be supported -by: the citizens if they give the fran chise to the company that promise give the cheapest -gas. That the people want. ,We -believe the majority, of the peo- ple want -tlie municipality lo own the gas wells, aixl uny arrangement made with, a company should guar- antee an early alworption 'by fhe city of tiie gas business. 'I'lhe people do caw a rap who gots the franchise, tout they want the terms 'binding enough to guarantee cheep -and municipal ownership. The granting of a franchise needs serious consideration, and the Coun- cil sfccwikl not l-ake action too quick- ly-. MR. SIFTON'S SPEECB. Long Lake ftuil- way'; Co. ''hud jycc-hvd a land grant of one acres. Tiiey had a tract of three- million. to ohoose from, tout, only, selwted acres, saying that -t-lw dkl not contain any mo'iv land fairly fci -for settlement, in July, IhimmoiKl Xanton, agouts ior tho wrote a tor to Uu.1 Premier, wteit-li ilr. Sifton now imidv; public, asking tiki -yoverimK'ttt to pay thsMiv HI lieu trf.'Uiu balance of >thu hmd grant at the rate oi per acre, i-alvr tiwy otf-ei'ed to take 'iMie Ivad. not eniertaiuiK.1 proposition. At that t'liiK'' a strip of land sixty- five iniK's where the Saskat- chewan Valley Lawl Co. after- wards selected their land, was an absolute desert, wit'h no railway and only 'fhnvj homestead- of fa poitRC-d out that the- t'lie lutid both to. l-he company, tion, was unfa for ihe ideas at land was fit for Air. Sptvrs, whose House LH Commons nvosu 01 sslc-ii 'bevn idovoting its at- to tht- ixsparLment of the In- tvi'ior, aifd Uie party iias done its utmost ao -blacken 'the aduihiistrativc ivcorti of Hon. Clif- ford Litton, especially in regard to an aegrecmcnt into .vritii the Saskatchewan Valley Land Co. As everybody in the west knows, Mr. Sifton is fully capable of looking after 'his interests. '3Ie is without doubt one oi ablest, if not the ablest man, ever scit in Sir Wil- frki Jjauricr's cabinet. Jn 'his tenure oi office he more fur the set- aknxi-nt. HTK! io locate. Tim dki not re- flect xipon th.? interior depart- ment, 'because the officials couW not advise people 'to gx> on this land. Instead of a reflection up- on the department, the success ot this company was part of the success of the immigration policy of the department-. Reverting to 'the excursion to the district at Opposition Jaugtied. Mr Siflon said t-hftt those who came up on it -in 1002 were men who now owned the David- son farm, which last year a crop of ibushcls; the AN'oUsfoKi farm. which last year had n crop of 'bushels; the O'Grevdy tarm, .bwhols '.he Waddell fnnu. bush- els. He had travelled t-hrougli this district. He that whore in 1002 t'heiv. was a wilderness last yctvr there were cities nixl towns as prosperous as in vhe rKmiinion. Mr. Foster lamented the 'lot of the unfortunate upon whom kuKl'company; piled up ior H was 'only in to show the fiillm-y this statement, to men- tion that till' around district Wioixj at that aimo millioiw of acivs uvivila-blii for homestead entries atfd oi'her mill-ions of rail- ro-ivd lainis for -salo tkt regular Moreovvr, had tdiey not ouiy settlers for kind facts concerning our 'ideal location the imlucements which we can offer manufacturers. Tabor is ahead, and will not lw very long 'before it. is a town, governed by a mayor and a council. Three yr-nrs apco was'nt big enough for C. T. ft. engines to whistle at. C'. J. Eck'st-rom -drew my few t'he is t is worth. It is well patronized advertisers, and there is -no "Rlton's venture 'in ahe thriving Low jin tlvo south will moot .with encour jagonwnt.., Tf it, docs'nt it will pro% Man Who Knew Sol Trains. and a consciousness dor-c thoir ports in 'the cowluct- ing'of a buwne-ss for so long a period. H is a pity the record of ft ry employee enxployer cannm be as happy and as this case at There W.tle of that, exists between capital and 'not Last, week t'he ITeraVd sard: The Coal Company taken of the pries for conl t-lvat has been in ox- isUT.cc since tfce strike hcgnn, they aw ivtAiling t-h-? coal at :hc oW price. ton. We were taken to for tha hut it impossible t H hai'-'l as a nran wrativoly few (Cranbrook I ,ly seems living "wittoiu a eom- niilcs of Tranbrook MHurd's FKHNIF. WATERWORKS NOT1C Weather jicrmitting, Alac- donalil's sale at LOCH GARRY Will take place on Saturday BEATKX (Fvrnic Ij The vote on t he two by-laws yes- terday as follows: ny-law to raise fnntls -Jo for swfcwaiks was by a vote of for .'to against, who until one day last week no-t een a railway train sincvj year 1858, and t-ha-t was 'P- rancher who 1 ovv miU-s from I-'orL Stoele. n oday rn -t-hc of your of.1S.r.a -he K-fl.'thn TsUtmns and came to Victomn