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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 22, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta We have 50 fine level Residential lots, situated in the east end of the city, and within five minutes walk of the east end of the Union Yards. According to location. All lots are 25x125 feet, and run to 25^-foot lane buy w the These lots are beautifully located in the most fashionable part of the city, and are not far from water and sewer. For further particulars, apply to LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. i DAYS GONE BY Tho Writer Has Some Interesting Stories of the Calgary-Edmonton Trail. Charles Lewis Shaw in the Edmonton Neva gives tho following interesting story of the old Culgary-Kd -monton trail:- Beftt remembered of all was the old Calgary and Edmonton trail, in the beginning of the war-path ol Cree and Blackfeet, then thu trail of the fur trader, then of the survey parties, then -the old stage line and now the Calgary and Edmonton railway. It Is astonishing how succeeding pro pie and conditions have followed preceding footprints in thu Canadian west anil what a world of (Kissing tones must yet. cling to the historic trail whose terminals were* C�lg: and Edmonton. What an interesting chapter in tho story of AllfM'ta.could Donald McLeod and the driver* of the stage, tho two l*ete Campbells Big ami - Little Pete who probably travelled it oftener than any other three men, could have told of thu Edmonton and Calgary of the latter half of tho eighties of Inst century, of the men and women who enmrjand went, of tho confidences of the hopeful newcomers and the hitter regrets of tho outgoers. John Brown, serious minded, Indus tr.ous, legal practitioner as he is nowadays, boyish as he may bo in the brushes A hat belie his strength of purpose and the forcefulncss of his active brain could tell much of tho story of tho old Calgary trail and of Calgary's beginning, for tho John PHONE 179 when you need n CAB To go to the B'-ution or bring friends to your huiuo. CARTING ALSO DONE. . Wiecand Next door to SohweitzorV BAKERY, BKOTATfl STRERT, Uown of the olden days with his kindliness of heart wus the confldant of many. Ifcst of all would l>e the reminiscences of dear olf Donald Mc-Ijeod, tho passionate, secretive West Il'lghlandinan who has taken the long mysterious trail of the dead to another world. It doesn't seem long though nearly two decades have passed, s*.nee Donald McLeod took a week to got star- ted and three days to travel, with 'mo as his companion, the two hundred miles between Kdmontou und Calgary. Kor that was the way of Uonnld, the way of the old time spirit of tho west of which he wus ih-� emlKHliment, slow in initiative but recklessly hasty in 'execution of a project, once entered upon. 1| was the old Shuggunupp. spirit, a sptr t which explains some of the disastt of the old 11 mors in modern husiu ss cond.tions. It was of the utm� *-phere of the Fur West an.I was part ly due to associations with tin* Indians, tho most irregular and unsystematic of human beings, un imAeit ion on the part of whites in*n among natural surround.ngs to ivturn to primitivo comlitions, appealing par-tiruhirly to the tp.stincli\oly primitive white races such as the C.dt.u theory corroborated by the fact that the ma lor portion of the hulMireod population of Western Canada is of Highland Scotch or Breton blood, proved by the assertion that the Inrce proportion of the oflleers nni' employes of the Hudson Hay Company, with its century of pencefifi occupation, were Uiirh'aud ^f lu'-ng erected at intervals of aUmt twetd> five miles along tb * trail. Tlhj landlord was suddenly enlle I upon to go uwu>. leaving the duties of his udlce to \k' filled by It's bright cy\-d. luili'-hiecrt daughter. A voting ram her, an old country men completed the party that gutheivd around tlie quaint tuble d hotel in the log shack that evening .1 udgo Koulcuu told his witl'.osl stories, Mr. McDowell, tall, dignifi**ed hum! maiden. And DouaM saw everyth'ug Time ami again thj koen eyed Highlander interrupted tho ha ruin scnruui chaft of the two voting �r members of th:* party directed to th mischievous girl, nnd finally speu* ing in Cree ordered her to leave the room as she was listening to the whispers of the amorous ranclu-r that hinl kI nt .n subsequent meeting 'Twos after midnight and the t-traveller* at tho two roomed stoi> ping placo were apparently wrapped in slumlvr nnd Uwlr blankets scattered with little regard to ortler about tho common room. Tho bold Hack eyes of our litf' hostess were, it was to lie I�o1 invert closed in sleep ,n tho aiJjoiniug room. Tho trumpet notes of Dnnn'-' ^ fjemrs niore peakHl forth as if in triumph at his successful thwurlin about me und proceeded nois^'ly and J nare.uoti-dl.v to t ip-to li.'s way to j the 'roiil door whithe. with the susctptible heart luwl preceded bun. I said nothing, I did two >oimg |H�opIe were ilesirous of silting out on a hard door-step on a .lew dumjrene>d corral-guard and nun,I in hand absorb moonlight mid Ijigtish, I'Yench and Cree 'poetry ui.d press hands it was none of my hiiM-m�ss. I imglii have my thoughts regarding the propriety of the udiur but I had un idea gathered from the b I a c k e>*� *s I n�f o re ref # r i w I 11. that sh.? was the sort of >��ung woman that resent Celt, I shull not ntt^mnt to repeat what Oniinld said In hushed English He and Cr.'O, for he required an eX- pert kuowltdgii of the sujnu'hi'tives of thr.s* hinguagY�K appanMilly -to express |,*.s feelings Awukeueil from sleep in the ordin - nry manner Donald McIahxI. usuatiy the kindliest of men, was irritability. Wuk.'iied from sleep in tho min the old trail is worth moiv than one story of reminWensvy. WKSTKHX CANADA'S COAL I n' Dl.STUY. Over Twi'My Well Ksiublisln-d Ci�I-Iiei'ies in Albertii ami S41S- katehew an. Ottawa. Nov. 12.- If the develop -ment of the coal .t^uKtry is t and development 01 u regum. then western Canada Is making utmost unprecedented s-tritles. Mr. T. C. Denis, of the getdugicul survey, has just returned from u visit througli the priuciiml western coal fieWU of tlu uuiinlaud and he iv|>oets hut everywhere coal mining is going u- heud at a tremendous rate. It is only a very few years wince th-11 nl.v :oul mines worthy of the name. o,>;*r vling In Alterta were the I-*etlrfbt*dge iiul the Cunmore mines. Thes*' ha\i jxpamled into large enterprises, und many other similar ventures have sinco achieved success. Titer*1 are now In tho provinces of Alberta and Suskatchevun over twenty well ts tabl.sluKl and well equipped colleries IjesUles countless suuiller mineswhich are working spasmodically to supply local wants. Figures Kj>eak louder than words Tho records kept ly the mines sect ion of the geological survey shov that In 1887 Uks coal production o' the then Northwest Territories wai for that year 7*1.152 tons, valued .11 SI57,577. In M*05 the ftgures foi Vlliertu and Saskatchewan had attained l.OdO.OOO tons, representing a value of over $2,000,000. In other words, In eighteen years the production had increased about four -teen fold. Hut oven at a very grently increased rate of production, the cpieslion of exhaustion of tho fossil fuel is yet in a future exceedingly remote, foi 'it has lhH?n rulculated that the roa' bearing region of tho groat pbiir provinces, between the Internationa' boundary and the 5(ith parullel of latitude, has an area of over 05,000 square miles. In this vast expanse of couutrv a'' the different' grades of coal ur� n n ivs*ent(|uireiimntK. ami coals of supper ior qunlHv may \to found for ste.on-raisiug, black-smithing coke mauu fact ure and domestic uro. One of the features of the coal industry of Alberta in 1000 bus been the inauguration of new mvthods of mining in the Ldnujnton region. Heretofore the coal for the use of If* district was mined ly means of iunm*)s driven on the coal-seauis uhit h outcrops on the sUvp and higb bunks of the Saskatchewan; thi.- onI was then nhlpped by means of scows. Uut with the growth of the r�*^ion these, means were thought :imd.*tmate*>n sunk, lb* ihs*|K*st to 200 feet, which >)l greatly faciAtate ihe extraction,ami ih.� coal production '.s now readily? to keep pace with the rap.d growth of the region expected by the mo*t sanguine l-Mtuoutonlun. Tlu* product of th.� mini's of this district is Itcglna imrtics und a represent a from that cHy l�as Uvn in the during the week closing a big c tract with the Cmckford mine w will now be fully developed and ploy a largv gang (,f men to the emergency. FOKKSTKItM AT CIirHCI Court Star of l-et h bridge 8005, Ancient Order of Forest the number of about ;��. ami paired by llro. Hutis, High organizer, met at their court j on Suwlay morning last and iwUni in a iMMly to Church, the occasion U*ing U u J annual church parade The ora ligu'air Jiw'l7w"�ll mlapted to donvs-I cuphM the front and centre p| the church and IHttten^l l*> *4 t ie usi'S � - - ----- - ^ At llankhead. n �nr Ikinff, tho Vac- \ .Ode. forceful and uppropriutQj tlic foul Company is mining an- j course by the pastor, lU\v/ thracite. The ptvparation of th.s ( llughson who took for hi coal for the market is attended with ' Matt. 25:40, "Inasmuch as i the production of a very large pro- t done it unto ut the le portion of con! dust, the coal com- | thene my brethren, ye have i pun\ is at present erecting a vi�rv *! unto me." complete and up-to-date hri plotting plant, and h is expected that within a few mouths un excellent fuel, new �o Canada, will be placed on the market in the form of "anthrai'.te coal duttl brhiueUns." On the mainland of llritifth Columbia the coal industry has not Ixvn ess active. 1U is true that in A000 the only producing company besHles t ht> Vancouver Island colleries was the Crow's Nest Coal company, but preparations were l>eiiig made in the Crow's Nt-st field, in its northern extension and along th.* line of the Canadian 1'ucific rnilw.iv for the establishment oi new and important 'nines. At present colliery of British Columbia, ami western Canada for that matter, is �ho Coal Cmek .colliery of the Crows Vest Coal Company, which can handle 4.000 tons of coal in u day of JO hours. Over and abovo all tho product? g fields, there are yet in these provinces vast tracts, underlaid by inca' I -ulable cpmntilies of coal, wtoch ate waiting the advent of tho railroad ^o be de\eii>petl ami to become pro  tmvers: ami Mr. Denis l�lieve� that, 'udging irom all ap|>earances. tltey will not have to wait very long. I The speaker emphusiwd | dislinctive features in man ishness and service. I Im* sulci h>�, wus from Mow and' lie seen not only in man but also"7 plant und animal Iffe. The latt was from above, and reached do and exalt4Hl man from a piano selfishness to one of service. Ho wi glad, in renewing tlie principles forestry, to find that tho order exfl fofl for the latter end and luwl pr> en themsefvos in the past to bo nn tons to servo-in sickness, in need. O si ress and in brother I.v ccid an s.vm|ia-th.v. and expt\*ssv*d the hoj thut the brethren assembled wou ..ver orove trim tu the high standarj the largest individual 1 oxultod alms of th- ��'! h� represented. MK0ICINK HAT COAL. It's tNKslicine Hat Sows.) an ill wind that blows no  body good and although tho sir kj of the coal minors at liothbridge ami in the Crow's Nest Cass has caused great inconvenience owing to lack of coal in many western towns, yet'th.s very fact lias caused those who are thus inconvenienced to east about in an endeavor to find relief. Tho fact thnt an excellent Quality of coal waa talng mined in a small way at Me.li-cine Hat reached the ears of cert*�Jin Your Orders to Horrison & Dixo For D1AYING BALED HAY COAL ;