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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta 4fr fer KIM We have 50 fine level Residential situated in the east end of the and within five minutes walk of the east end of the Union The Price Runs from to According to All lots are 25x125 and run to 25foot Better buy before the price These lots are beautifully located in the most fashionable part of the and are not far from water and For further apply to THE BOWMAN AGENCY IN DAYS GONE BY The Writer Has Some Interesting Stories of the ton Down of the oden days his j the sain kindliness of heart was ihc confidant and sleeping Charles Lewis Shaw In the Edmon Xevs gives the following inter esting story of the old CalgaryEd monton trail Best remembered of all was the old Calgary and the beginning of the warpath ni Cree and then the irail of the fur of the survey part then the old stage line and now the Calgary and Kdmonton It is astonishing how succeeding ppo pie and conditions have followed preceding footprints in the Canadian west and what a world of passinj stories must cling to the historic trail whose were Oalgary and What an interesting chapter in the story of Donald McLeod and the drivers of the two Tete Campbells Big and Little Pete who probably travelled it oftener than any other three could have told of the Edmonton and Calgary of the latter half of the eighties of last of the men ami women who camojcinri of the confidences of the hope ful newcomers and the bitter regrets of the Indus as he is be in taking our the samj of Best of all would be the places the same reminiscences of dear olf Donald the secretive West Highlandman who has taken the long mysterious trail of the dead to another It doesnt seem long though nearly two decades have Don legal practitioner boyish as he may the bhishes belie his strength of purpose and the forccfulncss of his active brain could tell much of tha story of the old Calgary trail and of Calgarys for tho when von need a CAB To to the lion or briig friends to your CARTING ALSO Next door to SchweilzerY REDPATH ald McLeod took a week to get star ted to with me as his the two hun dred miles between Edmonton and For that was the way of the way of the old time spir it of the west of which he was slow in initiative but recklessly hasty in execution of a project once entered it was the old a spSiit which explains some ofthe disasters of the old timers in modern It was of the phore of the Far West and was part ly due to associations with the In the most irregular and unsys tematic of ion on the part of white men among natural to return to primitive appealing par ticularly to the oTstinetively prim itive white races such as the theory corroborated by the fact that the major portion of the halMirew population of Western Canada is o Highland Scotch or Breton proved by ihs assertion that th large proportion of the officers am employees of tho Hudson Bay Com with its contury of pencefu were Hiphtmd Score and French while th breed does not the Ln itetl States in any sti the CelticLatin Spanish crnimorni of Mexico readily formed maritinl re Jations the ami descendants arc the dominant poo pie of Mexico Many of the peculiarities that mad Donald McLeod ono of tho stnliin figures of Alberta in tho early day werc displayed on that trtp down the Calgary trail and ono of thjs peculiarities was 1hat ho difforoi from ihoso of his raro in his an tipathy to the intermarriage of ho red arel white Tt was tho socomi or third day out from TR nrf well to bo too on ovon Jf twenty years haves noarlv Wo hud startofl Vy recourse to n form of soUcomnulsion that tho donr old TTichlamtor foil oil Wo carnrfod tho nieht vs foro on tho rivor opposite Kd monton Sfnvthconn now a polr of TVwalds hsilf broken broncos woro Mc a well known lumberman of his day in Prince Allorf tho lato Judge We would rhange for social reasons dur ing tho journey but were virtually of One night after a hard fUiys drive nJ Donald McLeod was unsparingly as to drvw p at one of the stopping placed Siat the time table of the weekly tagc had been tho cause of rected at intervals of about twenty ivc miles along tha Tito landlord was called ipon to go leaving thu dut oilice tobo filled rby right halfbreed A g an okl country completed the party that gathered iround the quaint table in tho log shuck that Judge Rouleau told his wittiest of aristocratic for In vas of one of the families of was reserved for the fastunt were in the xlirection of wind that blew hot and smoke laden from his timber limits on Uie foothills a few miles Donald vas quiet and attentive for ho hsvxl tlv innate Celtic appreciation of thow gentle and the young ran chcr and I attended particularly to tha bacon uml and ihe nimble fmgurs of the darkeyed han And DonaM saw everything Time and again tho keen cyc ITighlandcr interrupted the hnnnn fcarum chad of tho members of party to th miFchtcvous and finally speak ing Grotordered her to leave th room as she was listening to ih whispers of the amorous ranche that subswpient Twas after midnight and tlw travellers at the two ston ping place were apparently wrappo in slnmVor and their blankets sent tcrerl with little regard to order out the ronimon Thn bold tlack eyes of our littl hostess it was to bo wlievefl closed in n the The trumpet notes of Txotls pnore ioalxl forth as if in triumph at his successful thwarting of an inripiont racial Tbc calm judicial tones of tho sleeping judges rrxsal organs minglod with tho honvy brathing ami disturbed mutterings of the anxious lumber man whoso business worries hal cn lororl his T was molten ml hi tho snvokv pierced throusrh tho vrimlow and in its dim light I saw tho door of tlio ndjoiniiig room opon and a shawl drarrtxl fiaruiv stop ovor the recumbent frr of DonnVd McTjooil whoro rswti nnlliko ho pass licrhlly on th tossmpr fiiriire of onon tnr front door ami step out into the moonlit The young rancher and I wore xin er tho same y he slipped from the blankets Slowly anl their comfortably bout me and proceeded noiscly and areiootedly to tipto way to tie front door whithei with the usceptible heart had preceded said I did wo young people were desirous of itting out on a hard doorslop on a w dampened corralguard and hand n hand absorb moonlight and quoto IVench and Crceipoetry hands it was none of basi I might have my thoughts re garding the propriety of the uifair Jut I had an klea from black eyes Ixjfori that she the sort regular intervals during tho remain der of the trip of two hundred mites with Donald Judge Rouleau and on the old trttil is worth more than one of CANADAS COAL to of young wo md Over Eslablishod Jieries in Alberui aiKl Li the develop ment of th is to be ntin that resented aggressive Moonlight at its best is deceptive and the elongated form of Donald was in the shadow as the rancher slowly moved to wards the unlatched Resonant nid regular pealed forth the stroke of the usually vigilant Donald mimr ing with tli2 Morphean chorus o the With eyes hardly able t the the youn Lothario overlooked the sleeping f g uro of Donald extended on his back ul one cold batx foot firm ly upon upturned of the ir nscibic I shall not to repeat what Donald said in hushed tic and for he required an cx lert knowicdgo of tho superlatives of thrw apparently to ex press feelings Awakvnwl from sleep in ilic ortlin Donald usually the kindliest of was irritabil Wakened from sloop in the mid do or the nipht by a covert at tempt to circumvent his watchfulness an firmly on his whore ha couW not inovo tamp wore too lie hold on to the Irnrc and talked in husky whis pors untii the darkeycrl cause of ail tho tired of a moonlight whoro sbo was so much slipped quietly back 1o her i If anyonii has a moriml curiosty in tho valley of Saskatchewan to know who Lothario of this incident of the Calgfcry trail was Ut him occasionally sing in the soc ial jrathcrinjrs of the North Saskar chowau the old lovftsoncr whon moonlight Is beaw Ami well hear first Whip noorWill And whon a respectable mwMloag od married man tries to look mi conscious and prows uncomfortably rod thai is Rouleau with n roguish twinkle in his eye and in his splen did musical voice made the old gary trail ring with that songat as indicative of the prosperity and development a then western Canada is utmost unprecodcntcil of the geological just returned from a visit through the princijNxl westeni ctral frekls of the tnuinland and he reports everywhere coal mining is going a head at a tremendous It is only a very few years since oal mines worthy of the imma ittng in Allerta were the IjOtlfijtidge ind the Canmore These have expanded into large ano many other siniilar ventures since achieved There now in the provinces of Alberta nnc Saskatchewan over twenty well and well equipped collerios besides countless smaller mincswbicr are working spasmodically to suppl local bare foot placed face and situated Figures spcjvk louder word he inauguration of new methods of ivining in the the coal for the use of district was mined ty metins of tunnels driven on the vhich outcrops on the steep and h banks of Saskatchewan this cnal wns then shipjwd by metins lint with the growth of region thesetuoans were thought and within the last three armths thiceshafts have tindeepestto 00 which greatly facilitate the coal production now readily to keep pace with the growth of the region expected by the most sanguine Tha product Regina parties and a reprcsentai from that city has been in the during the week closing abig with tho Crockford mine wl will now be fully developed aud ploy a large gang of men to the FORESTERS AT CIIURCIH Court Ktar of Ancient Order of tho number of about ami by High mot at thoir on Sunday morning last and in a Ixxly the occasion boing tlvel of the nviiurs of this is u annual church Tho or lignitic well adapted to domesi the front and tic i the church and 1isiencd to i Al near the Pacj forceful ivnd ific Coal Company is mining an1 course Hy the The preparation of took hil coul for the market is attended with Inasmuch ns tho production of a very large it unto one of thu 1 portion of coal the coal comj these my yo have pany is at present erecting a complete and uptodate Thcs sioakcr and is expected that within a few months an new o will be placed on the market in the form of coal dust On the mainland of British Colum bia the coal industry has not been less is true that in the only proihicing company f he Vancouver Island collerics was Crows Nest Coal but preparations were in the The records kept the mines ion of the geological survey shov that in 1837 tlx coal production or the then Northwest Territories WH for that year valued In 1005 the figures for and Saskatchewan had at tains representirrff a value of ovxr In other in eighteen years tha pro duction had increasejl about four teen Rut even at a vory greatly incroos 1 rate of tho question of exhaustion of the fossil fiiol is yet in a future exceedingly IOT rit has Iwon calculated that the coa1 boa ring region of thn pi air ixitwoen the iMMnvdary and tho parallo of has an area of ovor squaro In this vast expanse of country a tho difTcrrnt grades of coal ar np resontod from a 11 per rout 3i volatile and II per to an anthracite as much as 00 This var ety of coal allows of each industry to be suited to nrconliig 1o its awl coals of supper ior qujiHty may found for black smith ing coke maun facturc and domestic One of tho of tho coal in dustry of Alberta in lOOG has boon Crows in its northern ex an5 along the line of the Canadian Pacific raiiwav for os distinctive features in man ishness and was from below and in man i plant and animtil Tlie lattc was from and reached an from a plane solfishnoss to one of He in reviewing the principles to find that the order e ted for the latter end and hol p on thfjinsfifves in the past to le 5ous to in i rtstrosR and in brotherly and tho lior iablishment 01 new and hnportanr tnv At present the largest individu colliery of British am of western Canada for that is Coal colliery of the NTest Coal whirh ran han dle tons of coal in a day of JO ami above all the producing there yet in these provin ces vast underlaid by quantities of aro waiting the advent of the railroad fo lio fleveioposl and to bocctrss and believes Nidging from all tJicy will not have to wait very brethren assembled won ovor tnio 1o the high standar exalted aims of hoi TIAT Medicine Hat Its an ill wind that blows no body good ami although tho of tlio coal miners ansl tho Crows Nest Pass bas caused rwxt o luck of coal in ninny western yotths vory fact has causod those who are thus incrmvonioneed to cast about in an endeavor to find The fact that an excellent Duality of coal vtis Ixnncr mined in a small way at cine Hat reached the ears of certain RUSH Yow to Diioi For MAYING BALED HAY COAL RUSH ;