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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGETEN Tin; i.rrnmnror.E HEIUT.T> JUNE 29, 191? Hints on Dam Construction for the Coulees (By B Alnroonb. Inspector of Public I Works, al Water Conference! j JV'u lo the present very little has, been done by the provincial govern- ipout by way of constructing dams In cbulees to forja .reservoirs ior stor- IBS water lo be used oy farmers for watering stock. Durins the dry EM- prior to 1515. there was consid- erable tails amons the farmers who ajid Intentions of raising tho Oils across coulees along road allowances tnd matins the fll! form a p'jrpose- of raising the. roadway and forming flr.C. daQLWas built on plan along Ihe'road allowance be- tween sections 33 and 'it. township 10, range 22. west of the fourth. The de- partment of public- worts saves grant of money white the farmers gave a tike amount la construction work. A iccond site for a dam was surveyed en section 2S-11-19-4, but to date no work has been done. J, Around Raymond Mr. Knight has constructed several large daTis for private purposes. These havei been located In most Instances on road- ways. Then, throughout Southern Al- bVrla, the farmers have min dams In coulees which In on! bold water enough to sucply Ihelr stock lha year round. In dry years these small reservoirs usually dry up. for forming reservoirs, sever be constructed along tie road allowances. Three reasons for {his may be cited: I. Stock allowed to stand around the water jwm makes tl filthy. '..2. They tear down grades and Dflen the roadway. f. 3. If a washout should occur In the gam the roadway Is obstructed. I The department has found It the belter plan, to keep separate dams for resenrolni and grades for roadways. A few .points might be noted for to those who contemplate constructing reservoirs. li 1. Dora down In the ground In the lottom ot the conlee and sure 'the Eoll is not of a sand or gravel formation. Should thla be the case, water would soon seep away. 2. -If-.the drainage Is not sufficiently large'to All the reservoir In ordinary aeasoni, snow fences can be built to snow to till the depression li with reservoir, which will Rains will not then be depend' upon to replenish tbe store o water, a tresh supply may be had Li-rKtlJt? of the year when the! -r ]S--Keiung iow auij poflj JD Gopherf Till sometimes dig ,-tarongU the data, which .II entirely -rtonsLructed of clay. Trill- Lne J v _____ water to seep through often wash- outs will occur- To pievent.thls, the back wall of ih9 dim should be cov- ered with sand. When vhe gophers dig, the caves in and the gophers lake no chances of being burled. 4. A dam Is less Liable to give way if constructed like an arcb with tbe convex side against the water. Then ha centre of (he daia fhoulJ be tbe highest. If the will uot carry all the waier. the OTerltoiv will have o go around tbe ends of the dam where Ihe earth Is solid, and wash- outs arc not liable to occur. 5. Tiiu spillway should be t one end of tbd dam and cut through solid earth. Rocks shouM be USCH! prevent soil from washing away u the water runs back into tho coulee. 6. Rocks should be uted In rip rap- ping that part of the bank which vrlll by (he wator in the reser- voir. The amount ot rlprapplng neces- ary will determined by the amount cf water stored. For example, small ot we.'.w would perhaps require no rlprapplug. as the wind would Dot be able lo raise waves of any site, while on a.large body, waTes would started by small guEts ot wlod. 7. Befcc-Q starting the foundation of dam, II win be well lo plow Iho ground. This will allow the foil used In constructing the dam to amalgam- ate with the base or ground on which the dsm being constructed. Seep- age will thus be prevented. S. A; narrow deep reservoir Is bet- ter titan a" wMe shallow- one. Not so much surface will be allowed tor evaporation. ,ln Ibis high altitude, this Is a point that should be given particular attention. 9. face of the dam upon wbkh the waler should be flat enough (hat the stones for rlprapping will'not slido to the bottom of the slope. A slope of three feel horizontal to one foot vertical would suffice, depending upon the nature oi the earth hi use and the height ot ibe, dam. One and feel horizon- tal to one vertical Is sufficient for the lover Elope. Fortunately In Southern Alberla ibc son Js clay loam am1 holds water very well, Tmt where the is of a sandy nature there will be coustderable per- colaUon through the dam unless same means of preventing this Is adopted. Th'e usnal method. Is to dig a trench, deep enough to reach an impervious foundatloD, alozig toe of the Is iueu.niiej wiLh a puddle clay, and carried up through the dam as high as the water surface. la some instances, H will require more lhan one of these puddle walls. fWorfli a Guinea The speollest ranedyfor ride headacbe, bfliousDeis arid mdi- e gestkwisadoseortttxjof BEEGHAM'S fttUROERED WIFE 'V-' i IS DISCHARGED .4- Wbnlpeg, June indfctment Fiji, vho TM arnlfned on ctfi-gB bt mmder bf-lils Ho- on April 8, wu chAOfed .tcdar'to nonsliughler to irhlcb he ..j pleaded prjllly. Judge Gait After Uie.cIrcuiDiUncea of tbe tragedy A. K.O., dlsclia.rged Foi on ius- sentence. illed bli -wife alter she admlt- UifldelUr with .his nephew. He IheiTcut his own throat, and for over years lua been nndergolng.hotpl- Ifntceni; Today he Is a nbyalaU V 'to apeak. J11JB NEWEST REI1EDY .Tken follow ith drowriiS: IrrlU- ad rim- people tMn Ln When rbenmiUem, t.orleJalla. TkliU w err Annifc.' Scat IOC. for trltl gel tired and backicl s_ Ntj-leclod Is responsible for niny IfJonQca Companyenmln- _TW policy 4llT honn? A LrM nalnre meeting of the clly ouncil yesterday afternoon the pro- posal, to SL from the south 3rd Are. S. to the south side f ;6.ti Ave. N. was considered and it was' decided that bonds to Iheamount f thirty year five per cen., would have lo be Issued lo cover the, wort. Faring la considerably higher than ago when the Ily did its first paving, while the cost of removing the road surface and irylng''lhe grivel Is also higher. It Is he.council's desire to learn the or. of ,ai many ratepayers as possible m the'proposal' herein set forth be- ore preparing the bylaw and submll- Ing It lo the people. The paving would be under a local. Improvement bylaw, property owners along' the Iree't 'paying naif tie Thla would nclude the. CLP.R. which.would pay oalf'tho cost along Hi frontage.. ,'H'.la .possible, that an alternative iropoeltlon ralgbt be considered, al- hougtu the council's tiealre to carry out the work as decided on yes- erda'jv Following ire Ihe Bgures for he work; j Paving: yds; 61 paring at B9. ydi. 10 In. deep "a al 3Dc....... E.025.00 Engineering contingencies, 10% Valoe of I5S.C3S.7B at .St. 67j 30 year bonds Propealtlon "B" Street Railway Oratel, 900'm'yds. at 450 cu.'ydi. at J... 450.00 Taking up and relaying Street Railway........ Switch 400.00 Engineering and 'contingen- cies, 320.00 J3.520.00 Value, ot si .SO, 5 30 ita bonds Proportion "C" Bewtr Construction In. sl07tn newer I I1-S6............f 5 calch baslna at (29.00 125 on 6 manholes al 150.00 Engineering contingencies, 10% Value of. al .80, 6% 0 A W9SC2 Monday National Hodiday OYER THIS LIST OF SUMMER HOLIDAY WEARABLES, AND NOTE 'THE VEIKY LOW PHtCES WE QUOTE IN EVEHY CASE. Women's Summer Silk Suits and Cotton Sport I Suits WONDERFUL VALUES HERE FOR THE WEEK-END i! SHOPPERS. Ladies' Taffeta Silk Black, Vavj, brown. StyllAh gtnnwits, weH fialshetl. All sites. x Ladies' Stripe .Silk Sport Suits, {and N'avy, green and natural pongee. Swell styles. Mltldy or Ions coat ttj-lea; Ladies' Cotton Beach Cloth arid Kepp Suits Norfolk platn altlrta. Silk The Tery newest alyles.and cotoricgs. EscepUonalty cheap at these higb-grade materials. ite Silk Gloves Heavy' Ijuality pure ellt. In all sizes for women. Ladies' Fancy Collars ...Each 75c, and A Swell Line of Hand Bags and Purses k J list to Hand All leather tiand baga, silk lined, conlalnlnK mirror and Email purse. New shapes..; jEach and -'I 1 qihers as low as JSALE of SEGE AH Women's Serge Suits ilivideil Into three 23.95, and V. LOT No. All sails lhat sold iip to Sizes 'Hi lo 38. Ou sale, LOT'No. For all STiits lhal sold up1 'to -All sizes LOTrNo. suits that sold up to All sizes. Ladies' Summer Underwear Uttle Wateh Suits f -fi' Cotton Vests, at each.............. 15c Also at 25c, and 50c Combinations at each.............. 75c. Lilies at Jjil.OO and Muslin Drawers and jyiuslin Night Gowns.. LA CAJULLE COBSETS 5 Front-Laclnfl Styles.- Has, ventilated back medium huit. A fine iuillty good fitting corset. Slres-22 to 30. Girls' Wash Gingham Dresses Dozens of every size to select from. Every one a sood "washing malerial; f Dig variety bt'-slylei and good Stripes, Linen and Blue. 4 Strlpei, Tan. and White, Blue and White, At White, or Surta. Long or knee pantii. 'Fi to'f> ?'rSat each j 'Sizes 2 lo G yrs.rat. and Sizes 8 to 14 yrs., at each and i Sun Shades for the Warm Days FANCY SUN SHADED at -1 ftp Each FANCY SUNSHADES at Each ALSO FINER -LINES- At others at J3.00 to ?5.00 i lixtra Tine Voile Just tor'holiday trade. Sizes 36 to -4i. Prices e 13.15, 54.50 and' JiUU Olher'liles 12.60 dovm lo 1 Outing SHirts ip Stripes Priced 'thii week end. Ladles' White Repp Sklrti IOC Ladlet1 White Pique Sklrti n An -At Ladlei' White Gabardine n ftrt Skirts Ladies' Fancy Stripe 4.00 Ladies' Fancy Sport In ctripei, spots and i p nn flguret. Each JillW- Indies'Navy Serge Skirts .Made In. good pure wool Engllth aergi at MISSES' WHITE, AND PINK LISLE RIBBED HOSIERY. AAf 25e up to rrr TKIC -f Women's Suinmer Ifosicrj' Silk Boot Hosiery OA at JOC.. 1 Cft l.JV Ci-iwn Silk Hoylcry Holeproof Silk Hoilery -1 OP at Crown Silk Hosiery at 5DC Italian Silk Hosiery n AA .if al 6.VV V7 THE SIMPSON FOURTIf AVENUE SOUTH, NEAR POST OFFICE (Frfoi Our Own Raymond, June 29. A storm, with i fair rainfall passed OTcr this dls- rlcl last flight. 11 was tfco meana of doing the crops a lot of good. While they are not- by any means Buffering, tho lop of the ground quite dry, due to the winds of the last few days. The niOiituTa from thla now offEel It. vfrylh'rs li -working 10 smoothly that Iho success of Iho Rei) Cross Day In this town ll mured. The will Ulco rlicd neil Wedneidty. Two other at different tlme gees have not been June n France of America's fighting men are today encamped ready to like pieces In the the Masoned of the lilies. Regulars and InKrlncs fresh from service'on tht'Meiican.border or In llayll'or Santo Domingo were landed, niter In wSIdh (ha Odrmln 'tabmtrinefi were elmled; N6wS of the ahlval hr the iiooia scnl a thrill through America, as It ;