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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 40. THE LETiriiUmfiE DATLY Monday, Ocfolx'r 21, 1912 We Own Acres of the Choicest Land in Southern Alberta The most of this tract is all within two townships, is all unimproved and 'is all steam plow It was selected by ourselves some years ago when land was not as scarce. We had a lot to choose from. IT LIES DIRECTLY ON THE LETHBRIDGE-WEYBURN LINE. This Railway is Now Under Construction and Two Townsites Are Laid Out by the C. P. R. on This Land We will sell this land right. The price will make you money, and the terms are easy. Would you like to look over the land? If so, our cars are at your service. Alberta Block, 324 Fifth Street, Lethbridge. Head Office: Palace Building, Minneapolis FIGURES TELL OF LETHBRIDGE GROWTH FIGURES cannot lie. Below are given figures setting forth in statistical form the steady de- velopment of Lethbridge from the time it became a town until the present, when It Is seen as a lusty young city. Lethbridge is known as a "solid" city. It has Us foundations in the solid rock. Hemmed in on every side by coal mines, it has the additional ad- vantage of being situated in the centre of a farming district which Is famed for its productiveness. It is a city which has grown, and is still growing. It has the improvements of many cities three times its size, but it also inspires the confidence that in a very few years, at the present rate of growth, the population will far outstrip the im- provements provided. Revenue fro municipal utilities: 1907............ 1910 1911 1912 (estimated) Electrical system: 1910 1911 1912 (estimated Rainfall records for past 11 Inches 1903...............14.83 1904...............11.40 1905............... 13.78 1906...............22.48 1907............... 15.50 1908...............16.67 1909...............11.65 1910................ 7.36 1911 ...............22.03 1912...............10.92 Average yearly precipitation, 16.35 Inches. School Pupils 1906 350 1908............... 854 1909................ 1911 Teachers 1SM............... 10 1912 46 Numbe-r of "1006 2 1908.................. 3 1310.................. 4' 1911 5 Customs 1908............ 125.231 233.687 1910 1911 1912 (first 9 ma's Post Office 1906 1907.............14.541 1908.............. 1911 Clearing house 1910 (4 mo's only) 1311 1912 (first 9 mo's) Building permits 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 (first 9 mo's) 1905 1906 1907.............. 1908.............. 1910.............. 1912.............. 1906.......... 1907 1908......... 1909 1910.......... 1911.......... 1912 Number of 1906 1907................ 1908 1909 1912 LETHBRIDGE IN THE SUMMER TIME Lethbridge in a Nutshell Another View of the Beautiful Gait Gardens L ETHBRIDGE IS A BIG MINING CENTRE Telephones in use 1906....... 1509 1910 ...___ f911....... 1912 181 559 770 868 Wool production of Southern Alberta- Pound.-! 1912 WHKX Lethbridge was little more than a base of supplies for the big ranching outfits of Southern Alberta, the coal industry had its birth here. Air near- ly thirty years Lcfhhrldge coal has gone to meet the demand for fuel In the prairie provinces. The coal in- dustry la considered the basic Industry of the city, and it is an Industry, which in itself, will make Lethbridge a city of great Importance when the West i.8. densely populated as it is destin- ed to he. Within a radius of cigin miles of Luthbrldge arc six largo coal mines, all equipped with the latest in coal mining equipment. These mines are capable of unmlinlan tons of coal daily, to do which they would require about men, meaning a payroll of over per month. As yet the demand for coal is not sufficient to warrant the management of the mines working them to full capacity all the time, but as the demand grows, the output will grow, and Lethbridge as a coal centre will increase in Im- portance correspondingly. Lethbridge Is the most important city in the coal field of Southern Al- berta and Eastern British Columbia, In which field half of tho annual coal output, of the whole of tho Domin- minion of Canada is mined. That fact is significant, and tho far-seeing man can draw bin own conclusion ail to Lethbridgo's opportunities in tho Industrial world, when the need for home manufacturing on .the prairicji has arrived. HE'S ON "EASY STREET" NOW A FARMER wtio has made good to the extent. oE being "Hasy sli-cet" is .Mr. J. Byers who lives four miles from Gramun. He has been in the country less than ten years and is rated to- day at Mr. Jiycrfl is il close student of dry farming methods mid has specialized on conserving moisture along the Campbell top dressing meth- ods. While he has had big success on the vaverage this year tho cut. worm rather reduced his crops but that could not properly he charged against Mr. Byers. It was one of the unfortunate features of the year. Mr. Byers farms a section and la a strong believer In crop rotation and prefers spring to whiter wheat. He keeps good stock and is a fanner who enn br- pointed lo with the host of opportunity In Southern Alborta with the most resulty. GRAIN PRODUCTION OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA Spring wheat Winter Wheat Oats i......... Barley "lax Totals 1900 Hushels 1910 Bushels H (Board of Trade report.) 1911 Bushels 550.0CO Lcthhridge as a city is seven yoars old. Lethbridge's population is estimated at Lethbridge has nine banks. Lethbridge has seven schools, Lethbridge has ton and one half miles of municipally owned street railway. Lethbridge owns its own coal mine, which supplies coal to public util- ities at Dor ton. Lethbridge has granted only one franchise, and that to tho natural gas concern. Lethbridge lias four parks, 'Henderson, Gali, Victoria, and Adams, com- prising 39S acres. Gait Gardens is one of the finest artificial parks to be found on the prairies Anywhere. Lethbridge's population is what it was, when it became a city, multi- plied by six. The first street car In Lethbfidgo was operated on Aug. 15, Letbbridso this year spent Lethbririge improvements represent an outlay of close to Lethbridge is the centre of a judicial district. Lethbridge mines have a possible output of '1500 ions daily. The payroll of tlve mines when working full time is approximately The longest bridge for its height in the world is at Lethbridge on the C. P. It. It is one mile and 17 feet long and 307 feet high. The mines in Lethbridge were, opened in 18S5 by Sir Alexander Gait. The first railway into Lethbridge was finished in 1SS7, and was a narrow gauge road from Great Falls. Luthbriifge district was the pioneer of irrigation in Canada. There arc- now several hundred miles of trunk canals in the province. The mail carrier system was established in 1911. Lethbridge lias two daily papers and three weeklies. Over sixty commercial travellers have headquarters in Lethbrirtge, Lothbridge tax rate in 1912 is 22 mills. Lclhbrii'ge iu six square miles in area. Lallihridgo is inaugurating straight, commission form of government, and will be second in Canada to do so. St. John, X. 13., was the first. Lcthbridge is served by one line si railway, the C. P. II, radiating hi flvo dinw'ions. It is a divisional point on tho line. Two other railways, the U.T.I'., and the C..X.R. have lines projected into Lothbridge, and will have them in operation within two years. Lethbridge is forty eight miles north of the international boundary. Lethhridge's assessment is has liO miles of boulevards. miles of cement sidewalks, I'D miles of sowers and -10 miles of water mains. The flrat navcd streets In Lethbridgu this year, Now twu miles of streets arc paved. Lethbridgfi has a school of 1800. Lethbridge is a coal, milling, and distribuUr.p: centre. Tho last Indian battle helween the Crecj iitlil liio 1'laci-fect was fought on the Kite or .the. cily In.the early eighties. Lethbridge fair grounds are worth (Estimated.) 1912 BuBhela ;