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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 17, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta HERALD S'UPSbM A BUCHANAN Publisher* f H. fttMMON W. A. BUCHANAN | It Adv�ac  ti.SO * year I O ti�rwite  2.00 � year | AbVCftTtStNO: Per Month �1.00 Per Inch | NO REASON TO COMPLAIN In order to hoodwink the doctors, the charge in being mode that th� AMx>rta Government had neglected the south country. There is not Hie least foundation for such a state-moftt. Any person who has tallowed J the proceedings of the Legislature will know that the south country has toen liberally treated. The lioet. sugar bonus 4s tor a purely Southern Albert* -Industry. The new mining act, with provisions offering the towt of protection to the working men, is of more value to Southern Altwta than any other part of the province. The aM>rot>rlotlon for well boring 4s a god-send to the settlers in this country, more than any other section of the province. We know whereof we speak when we say that this country will get n very big share of the money to be expended for tklly, la tributary to this crty, and the farmers them should patronise the merchants of this city. Are they? We are told a good many of Uwm are not. Why? Docs use they are attracted to Olotvs-holra. owing to a flour mill being there. They go to that town With tholr grain to grist, and when they get there. they buy clothing and groceries from the Claresholm merchants. Those people prefer to trade in Lethbrirlge. and would come hero all the time if we had a flour mill. TV) you see the point? Oet hu�y and form a company, engage a g�od practical miller, build it flour mill of large rapacity, and the riiy will lie heneAUed. IMn't allow the matter to rest until we hnvp the mill. Keep at H hnsc of the forestry question, showing what a wnhdorhil. Influcn.e lives exert, npon t Ito climate. The dost ruction of tiWH inay, nml I may my Iwtve rendered vast tracts of fertile lands barren nml desolate. We h:t\c abundant proof of this in the barren wastes which we today nml, particularly in Central Asia, in regions which once supported 'teeming Millions. It is thetvforu nol too much to con-rhiile that our sonti-nrkl western plains, may, >by irrigation and forestry, be converted into a most fruitful ami 'delightful country. llut lot the waete of lotvsts go on, by destructive fir.1.* and other causes, and the result will bo disastrous, and the dest mot if�n of the forests which ltound out vast prairies, will extend and incivase the andity of our western climate, leaving laripp tracts of country 'barren and desolate. It Is therefore dt the utmost importance that our people should lie stlm�d up to the great imiH>rtafncc of this question. Fortunately for our great pnrlrio provinces, at least so far as the forestry proMem is concerned, � the public lands are controlled by the Federal Government. This will enable the federal authorities to carry out a policy or system Of protecting the furewts, which Will t>c applicable to this great central region as a whole. As the forests extciHl from one province into another, effective provincial action might be pre-vented by lack of tiction in another province, weiv the forests vested in the province. As im�t-tors stutNl. the federal Oovern-ment litis full m-o|>c fur imhniu-(icriil action, in taking iiMf water early in the .season, followtil Ity dry rl\er beds later on. 'I'iic same thing applies to the other watersheds of our prairie r.on, as for Instance the Assinoboinc r>lwr watershed. Allow the fore.wls of the itsling .Mountain country to l�e wiped out, mkI we woukl have annual inundations along the As-f�lnihohic river and Its trlbotnr-ries, followed by stagnant pools or dry river beds. at. Krinmntnn made n profit of 9S0,*. ^T.'l in a year. Municipal ownership ;s tin- Ix'sl for the people In the lrs held up a C. I\ It. train, but if we remember r*g*�tly, Mncleod claims to haw been heM up by the {'. 1\ II. a few years ago. I'robttUly some Mncleod citizens are playing the part of robbers In order to get even. Have you been out to Coaldale lately? If not, you would be surprised at the way the new town is booming. The Herald has pointed out several times that it would Is? a good ides to celebrate LeUmrfclge's elevation to cityhood. Wetaskiwin is going to have a t>tg -time. A banajuet will tic held, invitations to which wilt be forwarded to all members of the Ooverumont, ljogfelnturv, and all mayors and presidents of boards of trade along the 0. & 'K. line. n story or lArlwards pens a few; thotijhts'fnrout tot! l\ P. It. llut | pari- from those'fountains of wit, the t'nlflvuy country i� \>nriiigl ami all over' the city residences" are springing up. I. .1. Young, the proprietor of the Calgary Herald, and one of the most progressive news|>a|s>r men in all t'anada, showed us the cItsV in a ht|rrtnd spin in his auto. Calgary is certainly advancing, ami there is. no use talking otherwise than thifl It is bound to be a second Winnl|h ir.uHi phased with a s|>ee� iul indu.Htriai iditioti of the St. ; Thomas, tint.. Times, which came to; tracked street ; IumkI this we�thbrlse of! Cahmry are not wide enough to nl-i low It. II. IVnnetl ami Hob Wdwards to pass, btrt iH-rc In Ijethhrklge we( haw accomnimlation for a double-, railway. EDITORIAL NOTKS. See the formers smiling. Nothing dreary a4nmt rains. They cheer all of us I One morning Inst week we had oc-i casion to get up earlier than usual; | in (act, it was at an hour when most] of us arv accustomed to be indulg-! Ing in the best sleep of the mgbl-; a-bout five o'clock. Unt we felt well; ihat no Letter class can be |>OMes*ed j,or f0U,Bg ,p M that holir ; in a city than railroad employees. !,or 4t WM ^ mornmg thftt ^ \ They earn gnwl wages and s|s.�d | Wll, in lhc tMntM!m Ju(,t nl; their money freely. |||(a ^ ^ n^ ^, . lading twfore the coming of thai Hie Calgary Alberta*. v*ry rightly' W|i ,^ ,,, ,,,, Juwl protests ngamst Arbor Day being' ^ the now c. K. tU,1K)l> wld> j made a pulrf.c holiday. The day ,ke . ^ � u WM ,,oW. ! serves � Ko�l purpose nta in goitw to ,. . , !? , i lis- 'he home ot millions Jl J^plo WM Cttrolin� ,,Km>h'8 grow from now;,,,,,, WftH||. W4iy " the sparrow was eh.r|.l.v W| 'slort out by ,,vemh.K In parliament h'" th� '""-"""j ,,,,,,,__., . , , " were cooiug gently their story �f! buildings that in u few yoars woukl � . T. , , , .. 1H. too smftll for the busiaeas of the ' * * �" province. �t�, of ^ a character P~�*��. *� ,�� ,��ria and Sowth-w.i'ern SaskatWiewan. The irrigation and planting of trees an Ktime millions of acres "of now tiurren lands In llwse Western Stntes, cannot but exert a great intloeiire for gCKMl in climatic conditions. The water which now rushes away in torrents early la the season will lie retained. It will be spread out over the land, carrying a vast evaporation of this hitherto wasted moisture, Wins ameliorating tlie influence, of the hot drying winds �4vich sweep over tlie country, and which coming from the south are severely felt throughout our own western plains. The planting of trees, which will follow irrigation, will further chock the progress and severity of these drying winds. Trees take up and evaporate on immense amount of moisture. It is . estimated that a large tree will transpire through its leaves, Quit talking about Uthhrtdgo as o town. Don't you know we have been created a city. That rain was tit the kind of a soaker that left a black eye, was it? compared wiUi the buildings in *>�*-!Cftnjlol |M discovered at any other j er province*. It would be foolish for(tQW And as we walked through! See them speculators. smiling! Who? The land us to spect. be parsimoViuus lu lh>in re- What's that rain worth to Southern Alberta? A million dollars easy. A rain, every other day or so, would get rid of the need of >a stroM sprinkler. We want such a downpour that will drown all the knockers in town. Say. we will have enough grain in this district this year to make us feel ashamed of ourselves, if wo have'nt a flour mill by fall. Do you know that rain heliied tho Herald sulutcrlption list to grow. Why, wo have added a bunch of wri>-vribers already Uris week. Come along and join the Imppy throng of Herakl rwnders.  1 � * GOSSIP!""" ON THE SIDE ITl ** Ontario are ex-by the Toronto Hon'I wltihe and wbiiii|sn- wlnm you see a neiglilior doing well. Pat him on tho back and say "Good for you, old ohiip." There is too much criticism here of people who ore investing their money in the town. Tho knockers" ilmagi-nc nobody ought to niakii a cent, just Is-cuiise Uiey have'nt gut enough energy to (p>t out and hustle. IHie troubles of presstsi hh lutiows Globe: The ineluncholy days have come, Tho worst you read abuut- Too warm to Imve tlie furnace In, Too cold to have It out. Here in Southern Altwrta the days are warm and plcasuivt and tho nights cool. In fact, the evenings heru can't (si bcaitoo ir.uu one end of the work! to the otlwr. They are simply iierdtH, nisi attach one to this glorious country. the ,-iark and around the steuets and' aw the trees that were assuming! their garb of kUnsner, we said that [ we woukl do this again and again ' for the enjoyment received, llut we won't. On the contrary, we will sleep and slet{> until the neceHNiiy of arising forces us to take up the work of the day. It is easy to tlu-orite on matters of thht kind, but it is far easier to lie practical nml sie��p until w� are coin|n'lled to get up. We all know that, ami yet we are glad we saw the beauties of tho early morn one time at least. Lethbridge is on tho up-grade, you notice how real estate is selling. The C. P. It Is in earnest, and tho days are close at hand when tho vicinity of tho depot will be tho busiest spot in Southern Alberta. We hope the C. P. R. wilt lioost LuUvhrldge elong as it did Calgary. Albert*' first legislature reports n surplus. Ijot is always >be so, Since coming to Lethbrklge wu have bevu rusliod. This is a cnuutry of ac-UvHy, and on-' has to hustle to keep up wlUi Uk> progress that Is going on alMiitt us. Our imrtner, Uie "(HJ Man," came down from Cran-brook and conviuctHl us that we ought to takt* a day oil uud see the sights of L'ulgary. tie took the early morning train, leaving here at tl. in, and weie in Calgary at one o'clock in the afternoon. This new trwin is a mighty convenience, If for j no other reason Uwm it |s>rnilts poo-IX)| pie to travel in the daytime and see Our Provincial Parliament is susceptible to sweets. The Knight Sugar Co., Itsymond, sent each inoinbcn | a 20 pound sack of sugar, and Uie boot sugar industry got a bonus. 'A' taste of Uie Hweot �iulT, we knew, j would fix the fellows at Edmonton. The municipal electric tight system TICKS PROM THK W1IIB. Justice llohy, of Montreal, is dead. Moosejaw Board of Trade is asking 95,000 for publicity. C. \. lllohert. M. L. A., will erect a 7o ban el flour mill at Uklshurv. Sir D. II. McMillan has been given a second term as Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba. ISt* Minister of Agriculture Is going to experiment growing winter wlieat in Saskatchewan. ' Attorney-General Cainpl�U and Provincial Secretary McFaxkkn muy retire from the Manitoba Government.. It is sa d Hon. .1. II. Lamont will he made Chief Justice of Saskatohe-wan, and W. C. Suthorlaml, U. L. A., Saskatoon, will succeed him as Attorney General. , Thnre wore a good many wolves rooming around Minnesota lost winter. Judging by the bounties |M�kl out by the State Auditor, |7.��0., representing cash for 1,001 full-grown and 101 cub wolves, slaughtered hunters. by hi tlie country; and say. the country did look beautiful that morning, and inoro es|m'ciaily just out of Ijeth-bndge. The irrigated farms bathed in the green colors, indicative of growing grain, uhecuxl one's soul. To toll the * truth, sworn to before A. K. llumiihries, .1. 1'., Uie apiMHir-anco of tlie farming landi* about Lothbrklgn was better than amy place on the V. & 10. All up Ulivt liiNin^h, of course, the grain was uvi but it did not have Uie richness in'a very crodHalrte showing, ami a ap|M