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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta A Nice Home Fivo roomed modern collude, lust now. on HO foot lot. cash, balanco liko rein. Two corner lots on water, sownr all illlKht. close io now school, price for pair; one-third cush, balance ami C months. North Lethbridge Realty Co. PHONE 536 NORTH LETHBRIDGE To Exchange for Farm Land A beautiful ton aero Irrigated tract, lu (lie Spokane Valley near I'nst Kails, Idaho. Five acre hearing orchard; Rood seven room IIUUBO. good biirn and oiit-huildiuas complete. Olio mile to Kishth Grade School. Uood ideal homo place. Do you waul it? DISHES OF ITS Farm Lin tig O. T. LATHROP Stafford Block Sewage Disposal Plant is Well Constructed, and Credit to City i I During ihe summer just past the I city of Lethuridgc has expended In ilie iieifihbcrhood of 10 nut a 'Miletus ou the little bugs and sierras which scientists declare infest a city's towage. and now whenever a typlioit I epidemic breaks out down at Jlcdi cine Mat, or Saskatoon, or any oilier Fire Insurance Money to Loan CHEAP HOMES on 1 1-2 lots, near Galbraiih J Ji.i.oo cnsb. monthly. Fivo roomed, fully modem cottage, on one lot half block from car line, J2300.00. cash, balanco in live.years. The C. B. Bowman Agency BLOCK. "I the thriving young centres along 'he Saskatchewan river, the lahabl "mis will not be able to poini the accusing finger at this spot on the say: "It's your fault." far within the next coupit of weeks iho Lethbridgc sewage disposal plant .will be turned over to the city, put into commission, and tho impudent little bugs that run the gauntlet of niters.and chlorine preparations will be few and far between. I'Vw people have any idea of the extent of the work involved In build- ing sucll a sewage purifier as now be- longs to Lethbridge. Seventy cars or material went into the plant, includ- ing eight cars pf vitrified pipe, ihree entirely new to building circles in the prairie provinces. To attempt a technical explanation of ibe workings of the plant would be out of tile question unless tho con- sulting engineer himself were to pre- pare it. practically, tht. whole af- fair looks quite simple. The city wants to purify Its million sallons of sewage which passes through ihe sys- tem into tile river every day. In do- ing this there .are just iwo main points to be considered. In ihe first ice. the indissoluble matter in the sewage must he dispensed with, and second, the germs infesting thc liquid portion must receive their death blow. In building the plant, iherefore, it lias been equipped so that each' of these factors may be taken care of separately. The solid elements are dra'wn off in the form of sludge. The liquid portion is first filtered, (hen treated with a chlorine preparation, after which it goes into the river sup- posedly as pure as when it was pump- ed from the river through the water- works system. The plant Is divided into two main parts, the sedimentation lauks and Ibe OLSON Mr. Olson was lately trading under the name of Harris Olson. Real Estate and Insurance Brokers Room Four, Begin Block P. O. Box 646 PHONE 1647 Uthbridge nitration beds. First' of all, however the sewage is poured from the three outlets into what is. known as Ibe de- tritus lank at the foot of the 'hog-backs" at the river bottom. era. The pipe from the sedimentation tank to the Niter runs to the centre ofthe niter where there Is mechanical apparatus to distribute the liquid. Perforated pipes run out In eight rcctlons from this central am! the force of the sewage (lowing in causes the whole to revolve, thor- oughly distributing the sewage over the top of the filtration bed. Without a doubt the filtration beds to lake care of the city's sewage to protccl the health of other people are much superior to .those in use in the walerworks system. Each is 1' feet in diameter, 'with a concrete wall all around, nine feet high. This Is I tilled with gravel, cinders and screen- Ings, making an admirable filter for the purpose, the depth of the filtering Another Satisfied Purchaser OF imeu UL lue UOIIO111. cars iron pipe, two cars of tile, twoj This is divided Info two parts, so that cars of fittings, and several cars of! the How of sewage may be controlled cement. The gravel In tho cement j and turned into either chamber of and filters .would run into the bun-! the sedimentation basins which come OF CANADA UI Cajllal, tram Futd (O tnr Aftn OsJU and UndiiWed Prodis (Oicr) your business, your real estate operations, your home, or the society of which you may be the treasurer, the complete and courteous service which we render will be a real satisfaction to you. We collect, transmit and advance money on the most advantageous terms. On Savings Deposits we pay the highest current rate of Interest. BRANCH Q R r-F. w. ASRr, Mnn 6; E.C. M. C. HART SMITH. Assistant Monnacr' THE CANADIAN OF COMMERCE HAS INSTALLED SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. LODGE YOUR Wills, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies or other valuables in one of these boxes dreds of tons. Tho Lethbridge plant is the only one of Us kind in the world." It is patonled under the name of the Sew- age Disposal Plant of Lethbridge, Can- ada, and has some features which have never yet been embraced in any other plant constructed even in the largest cities ofthe world. When the order came down from the government at Edmonton that all cities in the province were required to lake immediate steps to purify their sewage, the council of this city found themselves face to face one of the biggest undertakings o_ recent years. It -was -not so large il point of money expenditure, hut sew age disposal plants have heretofore been looked upon as toys by western .cities, and nobody seemed .to knov just what really was needed. However, the order was there and it hod to Ii0 taken into consideration so tile council' communicated with T Aird Murray; of Toronto, recognized as one of the leading sanitation en giueers on the continent. The result of negotiations with this gentleman was that he submitted plans for-a system here which were considered satisfactory, and last February the first sod for the plant was turned. Although the plant had not yet been put to the test of a thorough examination of the struc- ture as It stands leads one to the belief that (he city of Lethbridge has ilfilled its duty to humanity further down tiic Saskatchewan system nobly, and that the firm of Hotson. Leader and Goode, who under- took the work, luive made a most creditable showing on a class of work- next. The detritus tank Is therefore merely a controller.. Here part of the indissoluble matter is taken out by means of coarse screens, ar-cl drawn off in valves at the botlom of tiie tank. The sedimentation tanks come next. Taken togelhcr they cover about 100 feet square, each 100 feet long by 50 feet wide. In these are seen one pf the features of the system. As Ihe sewage from the detritus tanks over-, flows the taffle walls into the sedi- mentation tanks, it falls on. slanting wire-glass floors, suspended on eye- beams, the large sheet of glass on one side of the tank meeting that on the other in a V-shape but not touch ing. material through which the sewage must pass being niue feet. The floor of the bed is also concrete, and laid with tile all leading lo the cenlre of the bed. U'hen the liquid has filter-, ed through (he cinders and gravel, where it hail undergone further! dizatlon and where more of the solids I are removed, it all Hows through the! tiles to the centre, to be carried off] to tho humus tank, SO feet by 40 feet. I where it settles to some extent be- fore being turned inlo the outlet to receive the last dose of preventive In the form of chlorine, added mecliani Cally as the fluid, passes through the zig-zag baffle race on its way to the river, pure as the science of man cai make it, and guaranteed not to kit even in large doses. Every part of the system, and there iire lol distinct items In the contract, has been constructed with the great- est care, and when one is told that the system covers 7.0 acres one ceases to wonder that it took nearly nine months to complete. It required feet of lumber for cribbing fills distributes the sewage and allows .the air a chance to work and oxidize part of the sewage, ft also allows the sewage a chance to collect slowly and settle, and in this way Ihe solid panicles fall lo the bottom of the four hoppers in each tank where there are valves i connecting with pipes to dra'iv il off into the sludge beds. By having the sedimentation tank divided Into two parts, one can be used at a time while the other is being thoroughly washed out. That practically disposes of the sludge, for after it reaches the sludge beds it is allowed to oxidize for a time after which it becomes the besl ot fertilizer and is sold at high prices for that purpose. The liquid, minus the solids, is :Hen turned inlo the fillers. There are three of these, but only two have been ready for use. The pipes are so arranged Hint Ihe sewage can be Burned from either of the sedimen- tation tanks inlo any one of tire fill-1 the concrete work. Five thousand yards of, concrete were mixed for the 'walls, for the, whole plant is fire- proof, being almost entirely concrete and steel. Five thousand loads of hricU, clinkers and gravel went into the two niters which were completed over 12.000 cubic yards of earth were moved to make room for the plant, and glass floors covering liuOO square feet were constructed. Everything hart to .lie done with the greatest care for on the control of the sewage as it passes through the plant depends HE success in the purpose for which it was erected. Tho contractors are proud of the Plant, as-lhey have a right to be. Ever since work was'started on the con-1 crete it has hail the personal super-1 vision of II. J. Goode, and if he takes a (rip to the old sod this winter, it I will be a 'well deserved hoiidav. I Dominion Square Made in one month READ JSTov.'4tIi, 1912. This is tp certify that I'purchased half a btockof DOMINION. SQUARE from Hit- lord Co., one month ago, and today they have resold two lots at a, profit to me of A. CLA.YTON. Witness my hand this oth day of Nov 1912 A. A. BALLACHEY. Mitf ord Company A Snap ttage, connected will reel car line, near .si L. S. Ripley Company lacdnnalrl Rlnr-U _.T_ asy terms. colta9e> "nnectcd with watsr and sewer, on "r car Pnc. Office: Macdonald Block. PHONE 1034 Notice to Medicine Hat Property Owners If you wish to sell your lots in our city, send in your listings before the winter quiet sets in. Put a fair market value on them and we can sell. T. F. Dawson MEDICINE HAT Phone 1412 P. 0. Box 531 For Sale I CUT OFF D. J. RANKIN'S DEATH GANGS AT WORK ON WESTERN END OF THE ROUTE FOR PrrRTHER INFORMATION APPLY TO Lethbridge Branch C. G. K, Nourse. INCORPORATED 1855 Record of Progress for Five 1006 1911 Loans Invostmcnts 801 iota! Assets Has 83 Branches In Cannda, Aqenl6 corrc.pond.nt.'ln ,1, the Principal Cities In the World. A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT all branches. Interest flowed at hlahest current rato. Letlilu-idg-e Branch. K.D.Johnsoii, Manager C-'algary, Xov. has been started on tin; c. p. R. cut-off from fassnno 10 Swift Current at the Has- no end. Work is1 in progress as far Empress, Ilia new C. IYR. 'townsito 120 miles east of Bnssano. This is the road that the Calgary board of trade urged upon Manager Uiiry of Winnipeg, the importance of a start being made at the last meeting Father of A. Rankln, M.P.P., Drop Suddenly, Agcn Seventy Kingston, Nov. ,j. of Collins Hay, an old resident there and well known throughout the conn try. dropped dead yesterday. Hc Wa over seventy years old and had beei prominent in county and mnnicipa life. Me was an ex-warden, iir. Ran kin 'was a I'reEbyterian and a Con servatlve. Anthony Itankin, 11. p. r. a sou. SURVIVORS HAD A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE Barry's Bay, Xov. .May- llovver, the old flpnmcr which sa.nk Tuesday night. a loss of nine lives, v.'as located lasl nigth in Kam- Inskcg lake, near Ihe neck of the nal u ui_iiifi nimii; at LIU; I.TSI. meeting ,.L-.i, mi; nuun 01 tnc nar- held in ibis city. The road not fed of. water. The means a great thing to Bassano. but Is [came Hie accident was the sudden ilso another railroad for dalgary. At of a leak by the boat. Water lin present time .'10 miles of the road llcr slc1'" :iml she sank s in operation from tho Swift Ciirreni, I later.' end. and grading is bring rapidly Slorles of the lliicc survivors show lushed lo cover Ihe lull miles between hat point and impress. nf tin! Swift Current cut-off from Uas- nno to Iho forks of Saskatchewan IS miles east. This Information was eccivcd by the Hassano council, ac orcling to .Mayor Whiting In n com imiicalion from tho department oi III ways ami canals. The new Iliu parallels the l.ied Deer riv and it is altogether probable thai will hn Ihe divisional .int. The new lino, leaves the main line miles cnsl of liiiasano and goes in a slightly nortlicnslorly direction as far as Mm forks or the Saskatchewan With approval of tho now route map tile whole of the roillc will have been approved. that, all Tnesihiy night and Wednes- day, after drifting ashore with a cask- ot containin a corpse, they huddled Two choice lots on lane 1'uuhig east on 18th St. Month, in .Block L. Price each; terms cusli Imlniiw 6 Miid 12 months, at 8 por cent. Loans, Insurance and Keul Estate Alberta Loan and Investment Co. Office St. S. Phone 1214 J. Harris REAL ESTATE ami INSURANCE Steamship Agents C. P. B. Labor Agents and General -Employ- ment Agency Room 3 Begin Blk. LETHBRIDGE I beg to inform tiio public that I hnvn dissolved partnership with Mr. A. Olson, and will in futuro carry on a real estate, in- surance, and general employ- ment agency business at J. Har- ris Co. (Signed) J. HAIIRI3. Nov. .1. Pierce, of Walervlllc. Quo.. Ims been called to Stratford CoiiKrcu.iUoual church. Below The Market 4 lols in lilock al cnch: terms lols in Block L, nl; cnch: terms. A. V. GIBBONS PHONE 1425 Room "D" B.ilmoral Block Don't Pay Rent OR HIGH RATES OF INTEREST We Will Loan You Money TO BUILD OR BUY HOUSES TO PAY OFF MORTGAGES TO IMPROVE REAL ESTATE _ O We GUARANTEE the time when your in- debtedneis will be paid off Office opening evenings. Write, phone or call. International Home Purchasing Contract Company, Limited LETHBRIDGE OFFICE: Suite 1 Dominion Block Phone 1507 UNPRECEDENTED OFFER 10 Lots In North Lethbridge, centrally located No cash required. Bankable note accept- ed. J. R. REVILL Room 4, Kirkham Block. Phones 101S. Look These Over Two good building Avenue South. pair Two lots Street, near 7th Ave. South. pair HOUSES TO REN. MONEY TO LOAN Rcwjml offered for informa- 1ion leading to ttio conviction ot rticB destroying our algua. The Dowsley Mulhern Land Co. ;