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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 17, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 ________ HBRALD S'riPSbK 4 BUCHANAN PubUshera f M. munrM w. a. bitchakan ^ SUBSCRIWION: n Advauo* - 1.50  year O ii�rwis*  92.00 a year ADVERTXSWO: Per Month 1.00 P�r Inch MO mm TO mfuai In order to hoodwink itht electors, the ohargre in being mode that the AHxTta Oovcrnment hma ncclected ^ttte south, counti-y- There is not t4ie laM foundation for such a etatV tnottt. Any tieraon viha bos followed i he "proceedings of liie I>ga�l�ture will know that the south country bo8 'been literally 4t��tcd. The beet sugar bonus is for a puie-ly Southern Atbcita 'iodu^try. 'fhe new mining act, with provis-iona ofleriag; the best oropriaioti for weir tooring in a god-sead to the settlers in this country, .more then any other - aec-'tion at 'thn 'province. We know whereof we apeak when we say that this country will get a very big share of cories from the Ciareaholm merchants. Those people prefer to tritle in Lethbrirtge, and would come here all the time if we had a flour mill. Uo you see the point^ -f]�t busy and form-a company, engage a good practical miller, build A flour mill of large capacity, the city will be benefttited. _ l>on't allow the matter to rest until we have the niiiM. Keep at; it day and niffbt. A mill means a great deal more'to this city ^han people realiae. KEEP PLANnHHi TREES. Ohe argument has time and again been made that the growth of trees hod much to do with the production of moisture. At, the recent Foreatry Convention in Ottawa, one of the speakers ntade the following statement, w^oh sliould stimulate the fteopleof Southern Alherta to plant more trees 4han ever: ".Tust here I may remark that forestry to some extent is an international question. At this convention the number of delegates from the United States, and the active part which they took in the prooeedinge seemed to give it an international obar-aotor. In this conncctio>n I may say that the work which it is proposed to carry out in the great arid reg>ions of the Central Western Sitaites, will have a very beneficial effect u^un the clintate of pur own semi-arid difttriots dt Southern Alherta awl South-wostorn SaskMtobewah. The irri-g'alion and planting of trees on soiiKP millions of acres Ol now Imrren lands in these Western States, cannot birt exert a great iiifliN^nce for good in clin>atic conditions. Tile water which now rushes away in torrents early in ibe season will >bc retained. It will be spread out over the land, carrying a vast evaporation of .this hitherto wanted moistute, thus ameUorating the infliH>nce of this hot drying winds �4iloh Hwwp over the country, and which conving from the south are severely fc*t throughout our own western plains. :Tho plsfnting of trees, which will: follow irrigation, will further check the progress'and severity of these drying winds. Trees ,take up and evaporate mi im-"mense amount of moisture.. It is .. estimated that a large tree wl41 . transpirt through Ha leaves, about 2.% gnlloiLs of water fKjr day. This is one |>hnsc of the foresitry quoetiou, ."thoa^jng what a^, wonderful. inrtucn:e liws c.xert npon tlic clintatc. Th�> tk\'>trHc-tioii of troi>nd out va�t prairies, will extend and increase the ardity of our western cliuwktc, leaving lar^ tracts of country barren and desolate. It is therefore ot the utmost importance that our people should be stirred up to the great importance 6t this tqiiestioik. Fortunately for our givat paririe provincea. at least so far as the forestry proWem is concerned, ' t'he public lands are controlled hy the Federal Oovernmcnt. This will enable the Federal autltoril-ies to carry out a policy or .sys-.tein of protecting the foretDts, which will tic applicable to this gr(>at central region as a whole. As 'the forests e.xtuiid from one province , iitto another, etlectivc provincial action miglit lie prevented by lack of action in another province, weiie the foiwts vested in the provitice. As matters staiKl, the Federal Coveru-inent has full sco(ic for uiibaui-pcrcKt actiion, in tok'ing uieasurcs to protect t4ie forest i|*oivlering our prairie rubious. Sweep away tti� forests, m*d there would be a /ii'ighty rush of water early in the .season, followed hy dry river beds later on. T^ic same thing applies to the other watersheds of our prairie region, as , for instance the Assinoiboine river waterahml. Allow the forests of the Rkling Mountain country to 'lie wiped out, and we woukl have annual inundations along the As-sinihoinc river and its itributar-ries, followed by stagnant pools or dry river beds. The Herald has pointed out several inics that it would be a good ides to celebrate Lpthbridg^'s elevation to cit.Nhood. WetaskiW'in is goi�e to haVK a i>iK tituc. A batiqiuct will be hold, invita'i>ions ito which wilt be forwardod to all members of the (ioverniitant, Le^slature, and all mayors and pi along the C. & 'E. line. _? We notice the City Council haa put | over for a year the proliR-m of laying! th4> 'dust on our streets. We believe this a ntlstake. It may cost a little extra in taxes, but there is nothing tlie pt>ople of this town ii^hould be more willing to pay for than a street sprinkler. 'Phe dust is a nuisance to merchants and houso-kct^pers, and if we could keep the strivts wrt we would lie a htippier and molt! contendtcd lot of people. EDITORIAL NOTES. See the farmers smiling. Nothing dreary ahottt Alberta rains. They cheer all of us up. Kain, rain, don't ' go wayt Stay with us for several days. I'hat's the version ot the old ditty we like best. Watch the on. -grain grow from now And the City of Ijelhbridge, too Cheer up, the beat is yet to njr.e, Quit talking about Lethbridgo as o town. Don't you know we have been created a city. That rain wns'ot the kind of a soaker that left a black eye, was it? nl lOdinonlon made a iiiodt oi 55!JO,-.| 3T.'5 ill a .\'n't .id up a C. V. R. ir.iin, but it w^ remember rightly, Mncleod clainKS to have been hckl up by the C. F. I{. a few .wars atfo. I'robably some Macleod citnzens are playing the part of rohbeis in order r.o get even. Ha\-e you beeii out to Cooldale lately? If not, you woukl be surprised at the way the new town is booming. II .vtory or l');1wHr4l� ^K^^ls a fowi thflrtisMsi^sliout the C. H. II. Iliil j lipart from theno'loumtaiiiM of wn,i she ('ali^ry c�>unti'y w \i'r.v ilry. Iliit j the ci�ty i-pins that city. It is to be hoped the day ie near whon Letht^ridge will have as mainy railrbiMls. From experience, we can faithfully declare -tha't no better class can be poseesapd in a city than railroad employees. The.v earn good wcugea and spend their money fiwly. The Calgnry Albertan \'ery rightly protests agaitist Arbor Day being sun, was slowly going to rest in the opppsHe horizon. There were the See them smilingi Who? The land speculatdrs. What's thoit rain worth to South-em Al^berta? . A million dollars easy. A rain, every other day or so, would get rid o( the need of^ street sprinkler. .~r We want will drown such a uownpour that tiM the knockers in town. Say, we will have enough grain in tbie district tfaia year to make us feel ashamed of ourselves, if wo have'nt a flour mill by fall. Lethbridge bea-ts Calgary to a stanrletill in its streets. Those of Calgnry are nut wide enongh to allow K. B. Ili>imtt and Bob EXIwards to pass, but here in Liethbridge we ha%'e accommodation for a doubie-tracked *tneet railway. One morning last week we had occasion to get up earlier than usual; in fact, it was nt an hour when most of us are accuetomod to he indulging in the best sleep of the night- about five o'clock. But we felt well repaid for getting up at that hour, tor it was a morning that was beautiful in the extreme. Just at that hour the electric lights were fading hnfore the coming of the dawn, the sun was rising Ju.st be-... yond the new C. P. B. depot, and, .uade a public holiday. Ihe day . , ^.1, ^ ,^ 3,^^. .serves a good purposejn our schools , , ^ bu wba. ,8 the use of "-^�"�Jt  ^ holiday tor all classes w*en i,,ig^fi��ee befow Lhe glare of the a soul oliscrves it as it was totend-ed, planting trees and flowere. Business is hamperml enough now with ^ ..^^ ... . ... n . I three sources of light, the sun, the holidays, wrthout a>d(iin� more to . T . ^ ^ moon and the electric, and the su|>- eriority of the sun was easily demonstrated. There was no wind. Ihe air was ladened with the fresh scent of the birth of spring. The irrtvres-slbte robin was caroling bis morning song, the' sparrow was chirping in his aattry manner, and the pigeons were cooing gently their story of love. We took in all the beauties of the soefK! presented, and was impressed with the idea that sleeving late lost the many obamw of nature that cannot be discovered ai any other hour. And as we walked througii the park and around the streets and saw the trees that were assuming their garb of summer, we said that we wouM do this agaiin and again for the enjoyment received. But wo won't. On the contrary, we will sleep and slecf) unt'il the necessity of arising forces us to take up the work of the day. ft is easy to the-orife on matters of tWe kind,; tout it is far easier to be practical and. slecf) until w� are compelled to get up. We all know that, and yet we are ^ad we saw the beauties ot the early mom one tinie at least. the list. It is ridiculous to talk about .er-. ecting cheap parliament huildings in this province. AibeW^ is going bo be the home of miUibna d) people and great uvaltih. Why should we Btort out by investing in parliament I buildinge that in a few years would be too small for the business of the. province, and ot such a - character that they would Iw like a log cabin compared wit4t the buildings in otl^ er pro\''in9pn. It would be foolish for us to be parsimdki'ious in 'thiis respect. GOSSIP ON THE SIDE Ontario are ex-by the Toronto Do you know that rain helped the Herald subscription list tp girbw. Why, we have added a bunch cif subT tribers already this. week. Come along and join the happy throng of Herakl readers. Don't whiric and whimper when you see a neiglibor doing well. Pat him on the back and say "Good for you, okl ohap." There is too much criticism here of people who are investing their money in the town. The "knockers" iima�ine nobody ought to nLako a cent, ju.st liecause they haye'nt got enough ei)ei>g)' to get out and hustle,. Lethbridge is on the up-grade. Do you notice how real estate is selling. The C. P. R. is in earnest, and the days are close at hand when the vicinity of the depot wi)l be the busiest spot in Southern Alberta. We.hope the C. P. R. will tmost Lethhridige along as it did Calgary. Alberta' first Ijegislature reports a surplfis, Let is elwoys ibe so. The tfoubles of pressed as follows Ololie: The melancholy days have come. The worst you read about--Too warm .lo have the furnace in. Too cold to ha^'e ft out. Here in Southern AUierta the days are warm and pleasant and the nights cool. In fact, the evenings here can't be beaiten from one end of the workl to the other. They are simply porfcot, and attach one to this glorious country. Since coming to Lethbridge wa Itave been rualMxl. This is a country of activ'tt.v, and on** has to hustle to keep up with the progress thot is going on about us. Our partner, the ''Old Man," canie down from Cran-brook and convinced us that we ought to take a day off and see the sights of Calgary. We took the early morning train, leaving here at ere reported hy the mounted palifc. These extended from Red Deer on the north to High River, and. ft cm Morley on the west to Brook. It is very cradHsMe .showing, and a appearance that was noticed on the|tribute to the viffllaaoe of the .It. .V. Our Provincial Parliament is susceptible to sweets, 'lite Knight Sugar Co., Raymond, sent each memher a 20 pound sack of sugar, and the beet sugar industry got a bonus, 'A' I taste of the sweet slulT, we knew, I would fix the fellowB at Edmonton. The municipal electric ligbt system Nothing u ever dry when Nolan tails'bocomea iscri�aaintly dilBcult. trrigntnd lands. ' The weather has l>een very dry alxMtt Calgary. There is far mora moisture alwut liBth-bridge than in the vicinity of the city that claims Robt. Chinook Ed> W. M. P., that a? conviettons wire secured during the nwath. Th^nv-erafle fine was in., the nelghborh od of 140. The farmers who hold iiif.tr-mation with regard to cases und .r wards and I*atrick Joker Nolan as investigatkm are loth to furnish it two of its most esteemed eitiaens. Ito the oOoen, and work of this kind Riverview During the past ten days 35 lots have been disposed of on the Riverview :-: Siibdivision Which is being handled exclusively by. the C. B. Bownifln Agency These lots have proved a boon to people of moderate means, as the SMALL - DEPOSIT PER LOT, AND THE Monthly Installment Payment of the balance WITHOUT INTEREST places them within the reach of all. Do not let this grand opportunity pass, but make a selection at once before it is too late. $125 per Lot For those that are left Payable $25 per lot down and the balance in 12 equal and monthly installments of $8.35 per lot. Remember NO INTEREST IS CHARGED that These are the Cheapest* Best Lots how offered for and ITe C. B. Bowman lUtlibridge e e Alberta ;