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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Southern Alberta's Coal Resources Are Shown by Board of Trade Report Lethlwldfrs's prospects as aa Im- Coal at a late meeting piss- feortant coal centre in Alberta will ed this jut bsfora the Dominion government fcy W. A. Buchanan within the next lew days. Arthur Baalim is sending the. member for Leihbridgs a copy of report drawn up for the Enter- Want Chsapar Frtljht that In view of the lowins nsmaly: (a) That la this und in the Crow'e Nest coal can be mined ciore report drawn up for the Enter- Pass coal can be mined niore tKonomi- and Publicity committee of the cally durluj summer than during Le'thbrldte Uoard of Trade that con- ths winter months. tains many interesting faetc. That under present circum- staiices rainy o( the western coal mines and mure particularly those producing domestic coal are practical- ly non-operating during tha months of Harris lo August (both owing to the refusal of their domestic coneuaers or dealers to Uy in stocks for the coininfc That during the months above mentioned Irelghl traffic on railways In the prairie, provinces is light, with the result that cirs and locomotives are to a Iwge extent duclug no revonue. Thai during the same months freight can hauled by the railways more economically thnn during ths winter months. 'This association line on the Board ot Railway Commissioners for Canada the advisability of filing a lower freight on shipments of coal from Al- berta and Crow's Jiest Pass (o points This report as follows: ''LIguite, bituminous and anthracite coals arc all produces :o Alberta. "In J91S bituminous coal contribut- ed per cent, of the total produc- tion; lijnitc 1S.03 per cent.; anthra- cite, 1.09 pur cent. "The total production coal in Al- berta In ISIS was tho highest record- ed for the province and amounted to tons, valued at or e.n average of J3.-H per ton, compared 'with1-a production In 1917 of 4.756.36S tonE, Yiilticu at or su aver- age et Ji.99 per ton. 191S Production Short "Tho production for 1919 is incom- but will full short at least 114 tons. This owing to the slriko the country suffered a loss of tnilllona of dollars. For nine months in 1919. from January first to October 0 iv iJomis production fras 2.40S.547 in Saskatchewan and '.Manitoba dur- The remaining three months j log the months of April to August vrbuU increase this by at leasi (both thereby inducing tbe L'35' toils, making :i of of coal during these months wbich would show a shortage o" leesenlng tho rush of coal ihip. ftbou't toss. '-Of tolJl uroduciion 5.493.334 tons were'-reported as sales including Sri.'G5X60 tons sold for consumption in -Cr.fydR; tons soli for ei- porrto the Unitud Stater; tons were by tho producers, includ- ing ICSISC-i toes charged-to cote ovens and Ions' used for colliery c-pe'j-atioos und by workmen. ''There are. many smail operators in the province, the number of names oa the list being over three hundred. In 1918 there were siity-one companies reporting a production In excess of tons, and the aggregate produc- 5J6u by these firms was 83.7 per cent, the totcl for the province. Fifteen .of these companies-reported tsroduc- -tion exceeding tone each; tho 'largest operators being the West Can- adian Collieries. Limited, with tons from Bellevue and Greenhill .collieries; tbe Canadian Pacific Rail- way, with a total 476.74s tons from Lethbridga and the Korth (American Coilierlep, Limited, 4S3.1S7 tons ;CoalhuKt, Braasburg, Dodds and Lovettville. r, os an and the Brazeau Collier- its, Limited, with tons frcm Nordcge. In "In Southern ern Alberta Alberla alone front River south there is approxi- mately acres of known and jBTOved coal Jands held by purchase irom the government, subject anil not "sabject to royalty, or else under lease .from tho Dominion government.' and school lauds. A low estimate would this area tonna-ie of oyer one bil- lion tons commercial coal. The LothbrMge district aione has an area of practic'ally acres, with an estimated tonnage of tons. average analysis of coal in .this field rnr.3 na follows: Moisture .S.70; volatile, 37.60; carbon, 4800- .ash, 5.70; -B. T. LVs. Ift.SCS. "The payroll each month ra- tsed.over There is hi this field a tremendous wasto in slack coal, Mich 'should be used to generalo power, 'or tor smelting by powdered 'coal process. Not 280 relies from a deposit of fine hema- tita iron ore estimated to contain SO million tons. Thif is adjacent to a railway. Some adaptation of either coking or non-coking coals should devised (or the smelting of iron at the very doo- of'the colliery or iron mluo. again the distribution of our coal-, is not economic. 'The Western meuts during the' period necessarily devjttd to the mbvemtnt or grain.' Good Anthracite "There is also unlimited tons o( good gradfc anthracite 90 miles north- weft of Lothbridge that awaits de- velopment and transportation. Analy- sis by the.University of Alberta gavo the Mlovrfng contents in this coal: Moisture, .OS; -volatile, 920- carbon ash. 8.30; B. T. li.'s, "When this district ta given U'ans- portatlon and proper development its product should replace tho -American hard coal now being shipped into Man- itoba, Saskatchewan and some part? ot Alberta, aid also attract great mp.a" ufacturing Interests." STUDENTS WILL LEARN MORE ABOUT IHRIGATIOX PLANS A. .better understanding of the Irr problems oj Alberta js the de sire of. the directors of the Universlt of Alberta, it would seem from a re- qaeat received today from Secretarv Rose, ot the Board of Trade.'A re ijuest recelved_for one hundrei circulars on tae Irrigation problems o Ibis district. A similar request was received from the. schools at Barone. It is under stood that theje circulars will be' dis tributed among both these Institutions. Spring is Here This U Sunday, according to calan- was (he llrst day ot spring and it the warmest day ot The thermometer climbed to sisty-Jour did not drop bulov thirty-two. BROV was fail- les one and two o'clock and the city was swspt with a litter north wind. The southwest wTnd of Sunday made many drop their hopes (or a bumper crop m the Lethbrldge district this but the north -Kind Monday the hopes ss.y high. Several wore heard offering bets oMwo to one thai Monday's weather will mean a good crop this year. HIISFi IT City Council Compromises On Get Light, Water a( Cost Siagle men who did not earn one thousand dollars during 1919 and married men with, a ff net earning under-two thous- and dollars no not have to fill income iai reforms. That I.i Ihe op In Ion. ex pressed Monday lo Tho 'Herald by a prominent .accounlant. Considerable misunderstand- ing prevalto la this city In re- gard lo Income- papeia. Jlany are of tha opinion that fj Jf every person earning wagea must make a report to Ottawa. II Is true that every company must majfe a report, whether their income reaches the rn imum (aiable. figure or not. nmyJotte's Md mfe thef TQ4SHES Pa says life is snort airvway, and he's ooin WM. C. A. and thai it be given water and. light at the cost o! supplying the same-as niay be deter- mined from year to year, tho present coat of electricity .being -3% ceuts par kilowatt and water 32 ceats per gallons. Ask To Be in Fitting Up Recreation Rooms A request ins been received by the city council from the officers com maniling the 20th and -the 39th Bai- terles fit new organization for the perpetuation of the militia, units In the city, namely, Lieutenant I) MoKillop and Captain Barnacal, re- spectively, ashing for, a grant of JlOO each, TiiU.grant is tor the pur- pose of supplying tho furnishings and the sporting material- for a rocreii tion and a writing room which are proposed to be Installed in the new armory. Tha applicants feel-that by these additions there'will-be an'inducement to tho youths of.the city tVbecofce members of tbe "and .they 'will further provide those are not eligible for G. W. V. A. -with some mean's of spending their evenings. The communication was filed pend- ing 'urther action as result ol an Interview to be arranged wllh the of- ficers named. CAM TOM Mange Regulations M.orc Strict Than Campaign This Summer Btockmen of the mange area In Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan are determined to' have tho ban re- moved on caltlo trom this district Tha only way they can do It, It waa pointed out .to tho Herald by a woll fcnown local rancher this morning was to have tho cattle dipped twice with ten day Intervals. Under eilatlng regulations cattlo' 'roni Hits area are banned from cross- ing-Hie border uuless they have been dipped, or unless a government veler- nary can issue a certificate showing :lis cutlto have benti Stun from con- with mange for sixty days, but lha Issuing of such a certificate any- where within tho mango area la prac- tically impossible. Very lltllo shipping of cattle from Alberta to the- United States lias taken placo owing to dealers not purchasing cattle from tho mango area for f sed- ers, Cattle from this district linvu >cen shipped for daughter only, but It s ejpccted that next fall conditions ill warrant authorities allowing cat- le from this area to cross tha border or both feeding slaughtering, The postponed aannal meeting of Ihe Lethbrldge branch of lha Alberta Ke-tall Morchints Association will be held Tuesday, night in' the Alberta Grill, The meeting will open with t banquet at 6.30 o'clock. James provincial secreiarr, notified Jas. Rose, secretary of the local branch, that he will be present and will bring a budget of Important subjects for the merchants to dis- cuss. Some of the questions will bo the half holiday bill now before the pro- vincial hours and the tax on sales proposals. Efforts are bolaj mats to Increase the interest In tbe R.M.A., In Leth- brldga this year. The provincial offic- er will to give much valuable Information local me-n and will try to bring them In closer touch with the provincial oHIce and its actirit- Walter- Crlctt, representing com- bine of 42 Brlfish shoe manufactur- ers, has -.brought on -Bng- lisa, shoes to New York to retail at from {5.50 to }U a pair. Postponed Fwwtton Will Secretorj KriBgingUp Important AfOXOAY, MARCH There Was Surplus Here They Refused to Pur- chase it I.sck of foresight on tUs part of farmers has made the feed situation today, practically all over the south- ern portion. Alberta, more serious than a I any other time this winter. Prom several points this morning re- ports were received to the effect that feed waa cither all gono or that only a. few pounds remained. From Cards- Ion a report came that there was not a pound .of feed In the district. According to The Herald'a Inform- ant the farmers could have had plenty of teed if they had purchased It when the government had It In Lcthbrldge, but tho farmers declined to stock' up ahead at that time- with the result (hat tho hay was diverted to other points. At one time there were many cars ot hay In Lethbrldge and about fifty more were on the road. Officials were anable to get rid o'f tho hay then stored at Lethbrldge .v.' u> diverted the fifty odd cars then on the road to other districts. Now hay IB scarce in Lethbriage and the farm- era are .without any. K. P.'i BEACH OBJECTIVE of Pythias have reathed their .objective in .their campaign for railing funds for tbe moving of the CblJdren's Shelter fo congnia! surroundings. The mouef will be paid over to tho Children's Aid Society oa Wednesday. Full details will be announced about Thursday next. t, Mr. Orange Jull, the inventor of the only two mechanical snow ploughs that are. being used on the railways of Canada and the United States, died In Toronto at his home. A Pleasure Contract When you buy 'Adams Black Jack Gum in the famous blue package, ypu have made a contract with us for a lot of pleasure, comfort and benefit. contracted for a 'full measure of rich licorice flavor; for a clean, sweet mouth; for an improved digestion; for an ever-ready And Adams Black Jack Gum delivers on the dot. Get it in the famous blue package, 5c. Adams product, particularly prepared Chenhij Ouoi Co., Toronto, Vancouver. ;