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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta OF CANADA Capital and Rest Exceed For Western Farmers The Union Bank of Canada pays special attention to the banking requirements of the Farmers, Grain Dealers, Cattle Meet and Merchants of Western Canada. Already over 112 Branches of this Bank have been established from Fort William to Prince Rupert. Grain Drafts with Bills of Lading attached negotiated. Savings Department at every Branch. Interest paid at highest current rates. Lethbridge R. Andtrton. Manager. Stirling F Schimnowski.Actihg Manager, Grassy Lake Branch- fl. W. Baillic, Manager. A Dyuailc Story I TENTH PRESIDENT OF I MOUTH COLLEGE DART. Mars Cutting THE CANADIAN BANK OF GC HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO ESTABLISHED 1867 B..1. .WALKER, President 4LEXAKDER LAIRD, General Manager Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, Branches throughout Canada1jad_injhe United States and England BANK PflQfilEY ORDERS ISSUED Thk FOLLOWING RATES: and under 3 cihta Over and not exceeding 6 cents 10 cents 15 cents These Orders are payable at par at of.a Chartered Bank in Canada (except in the Yukon) and at the principfil banking- points in the.United States. They are negotiable, at 10 the sterling in Great Britain and Ireland. They form an excellent method of remitting- small sums of money with safely cost, and may be obtained without delay. Lethbridge branch C. G. K. Nourse, Manager HOW IS THIS FOR GARDENING (Clareshblm Review) Those who think vegetables do kindly to the soil of Southern Alberta would, have had their doubts scattned to the four winds if they re-en the exhibit shown the Re- view roan a few days ago. John R. Craig, the veteran rancher -brought in some spuds from the foothills which certainly would have disputed red rib- bon honors with the best grown in Canada. They were dry and mealy quite as good as the best of the much vaunted B. C. potato. Three of them weighed over two pounds one going two pounds and thirteen ounces A bunch of four weighed pounds. Craig lias found the foothills vevv favorable to potato growing and W, P. Roy Headquarters for ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES OFFICE: Brown Building Crabb Street Cold Weather Is Coming were no frosts during the sum- mer. Mr. Craig's testimony is borne out by Mr. Montague Leeds, who has made quite a hobby of potato culture and has attained gratifying success. But, the foothills are not entitled to ail tne honors. The veteran Lou Pal- mer was in town this past week and he brought in a load of vegetables which were certainly dandies. Mr. Palmer has a farm miles north, not far from Stavely, and in a coulee he grows vegetables. The coulee soil seems to lend itself 'to onion cul- ture. Farmers who think they are. making money growing wheat listen to this. Mr. Palmer raised eleven tons of onions on one-third of an acre. That means 33 tons to the acre and at 3 cents a pound figures out to ton, or nearly an acre. If Mr. Palmer can do it why not others. This is no "fairy tale for Mr. Palmer produces the onions in visible form, it's no imaginary crop. He has also had great results in beets and cab- bage. Mr. Palmer is an interestinc; character. 'Bluff and hail fellow, well met, an old engineer who sailed the lakes in the seventies. He was engineer on the boat which carried the steel for the famous Neebing ho- tel of which so much capital was made during the regime of Premier Alexander McKenzie. He doesn't claim to be -doing anything but mak- ing a bluff at gardening and farming but it seems to be a most profitable bluff. These men and others have estab- lished the fact that the potatoes grown in Southern Alberta are quite as dry as any grown in British Col- umbia. It is claimed however that High River is the northern limit and that north of. that the soggy potato is grown, which comes in for dispar- .aging comparison with its B. C. neighbor. Potato and onion culture promises rich reward to the man who is willing to go about their produc- tion in an intelligent manner. A STORM SASH that new house of yours will keep out the cold and 1 reduce your fuel account. NOW is the time to act. Ring up 153 and .we will give you an estimate on same. Handle Lumber HUH'! ilWTORIHG COMPANY Office and Factory COP. M nid BOIiPIB ITIEET6 Telephone 153 Yiri, Saitl St Phtne 195 Place Your Orders for ....WITH.... Satisfaction Guaranteed I PHONE 289 1 CAN TESTIFY AGAINST HUUSBAND. Sudbury, Ont., Oct. Magee this morning decided to admit evidence of Mrs. Robinson against her husband. Phone 103 for Good Hay i and Sound Oats i Some day a Robert Service will arise to sing the romance ot the rail- roads in this growing Canada of ours. Many a tale of risk and hazard and wild adventure, and often times of grotesque humor, might be told of the men who have stretched the steel from ocean to ocean. A tale of such sort is told of Arthur Trimble, of the class of '04, S.P.S. Art is one .of the most modest fellows in the world, a frisky boy with a rattling good tenor voice, which he used to lift up in song to the delight of his college mates, and an erstwhile solo- ist of the choir of Parkdale Presby- terian church. After graduating Trimble worked for a while for the .Canadian Northern 6ut in the western where he .met with some adventures which were as far remov- ed from the gentle art of music as is Peary's from Cook's opinion as to the identity of the discoverer of the Pole. One dark, rainy night; out in Sas- katchewan, Trimble, who was. in charge of one of the construction camps, foiiud that there was no dyn- amite on hand for the. work of the morrow. .To 9 b tain a supply would necessitate a tramp to the town of New. Battleford, at which point a trestle' bridge spanned the river, by crossing which the base ol supplies reached. Through some combination of circumstances nobody else was available for the undertak- ing, so Trimble in the spirit of the true pioneer tackled the job himselfl He tramped the wet and weary miles to Battleford, reached the span of pro- ceeded to cross it in the dark and wind and rain. He had not advanc- ed very far before he found that the ties had not. been spiked to the beams and that they moved in. a most dis- quieting fashion at every step. Brae j ing himself against the- wind, footing it very gingerly and cautiously from tie-to tie, with the rain beating ab- out -him, Trimble dared .not look for an instant at the river rolling below and after a series of miraculous es- capes, the Saskatchewan was cross- ed, an armful of dynamite was secur- ed, and the return trip was begun. When several hundred feet from the shore, Trimble suddenly came plump up against an engine that was syphon ing up water from the river below. There was no way of getting past except to climb along the footboard by the boiler, then in through the small window in the-front of-the cab. This Trimble proceeded -to do, but was stopped when half way in the window by the fire- man's sudden -and profane expostula- tions at "See said Trimble, coolly, "1 have an armful of dynamite, so don't get gay." The'road, was cleared without cere- mony. When Trimble reached Battleford, ne found that the trainmen bad nois- ed abroad the dynamite incident so assiduously that nobody would take lim, in for-the. night with -his danger- ous burden. Finally he walked a short distance out of town, hid the ixpiosive, and then .returned, upon a fresh quest for .quarters. His efforts v. ere, as unsuccessful as before. By this time the rain had stopped, so, after calling for a bundle of-laun- dry, he decided to walk down the line to 'vh-ere the boarding. cars of a con- struction Rang were standing, and to sleep with the foreman, who was a friend of his. When he got as far as the railroad the rain came on-again so .he stepped inside and askea the'agent if he might leave the aim! there for the night. The.agent looked at' him darkly. Is th1 at he asked.. replied Trimble cheerfully. "I'll just leave it here." "No. you shouted the sta- tion in a voice of tremendoas decision. "Oh, yes, I returned blithely. "I'll just throw it and without further parley ?.e tossed the laui-.ury into the corner. one wila and. terrified yell the p )D-evL.d bolted. into the oiiter daricr.ess. Tun.blo leaned up Hit: jind laughed, some, then, he journeyed on to the construction Soon, in the grateful light Pi.d >-amUi.of the boarding car sm-.-kmg a frici dly pipe with the boss. I Say, he remarked to that Ifunctionary, "T had a few sticks of dynamite with me when .1 got into Itown tonight, so I couldn't g-jt a jplaee to I rejoined the boss, iwo-Jt-1. those gvjf- they Up Gapers New York, Ocl< A .London cable to the New York Times, of to- day, says "Fresh changes of an ex- traordinary nature are reported in Mars by the Journal of the British Astronomical Association. That plan- j et of mystery was nearer the earth j during September than at any date j since 1882 and in a more favorable j position for observation. "The phenomena observed, says the j Journal.'are altogether without par- j allel in the records of the past. Vast j changes have transformed here and there the appearance ot Mars dusky areas. A gloomy, yellow veil has en- j shrouded immense tracts of the Mar- tian surface, obliterating the. mark- ings. Changes no w in progress on the surface of Mars are of extraor- dinary interest in view of the theory developed by Lowell, that Mars is in- f _ (habited by a race of living beings. He by, of Bishop that the canals :of Mars are bert Talbot, of Pennsylvania, Profes- works constructed by a dying race, sor Ernest Fox Nichols was formally a race menaced, by starvation on the inducted'as the tenth president of d.esert planet, to carry water sup- Dartmouth College, in succession to plied by the melting ice caps on the Dr.' Tucker. poles to waterless areas near the Equator and thus raise food. Oct. the presence" pf'..a distinguished compant, which .included: Nicholas...... Murray of Columbia' Univer- sity, city Governor Quim- Established 1855 Capital (Paid-Up) Reserve HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL 68 BRANCHES IN CANADA Exchange Bought Accounts of All Kinds ;md Sold at Lowest Rates Carried upon Favorable Terms SAVINGS DEPARTMENT Deposits of and upwards received. Interest allowed from elate of deposit at highest rates Lethbrwtfe Branch, Redpith St. 0 JOHNSON, Mttiser forces struggle ror me 01 tne tians. Any quantity deliver- ed promptly to J part ot the city PRICES THE LOWEST TJ, Easton Office in Harness Shop Box 201 ASSAULTED DEAF i Orangeville, Out., Oct., Duffin, an elderly farmer of the town- ship of Muliner, was arrested yester- day and -committed to trial at the next assizes ;by Magistrate Kutherford of Shelburoe, on a shocking charge of attempted Dassault on a deaf girl and was lodged "It is suggested that if.the mark- ings have disappeared and the yellow veil has covered immense tracts oh the- surface there must have been some catastrophe on a gigantic scale, some cataclysm such as dwarfs the most violent earthquakes known on otT planet. What is the exact nature of the cataclysm can of course as yet be only vaguely guessed at, but it is -worth noticing that there have been on IBOILER ON ENGINE BLEW UP i 1 Cornwall, Ont., Oct. boil- jer on an east-bound freight blew up near the river Beaudette, last night. The locomotive was derailed but the tender and cars remained on the rails Brakeman Bradley was badly hurt and Engineer Bramlcy and Fireman; Munro were also hurt. about 15 years of .ago _ noticing muxc in the county jail here last night. He extraordinary vaporing recently was later admitted-to bail. Mars in August the South Polar cap was observed to have been frac- .G. T...R. CHANGES MIND "tured. A dark streak ran all the way Toronto, Oct. Grand Trunk across it. About the same time a officials have changed their minds ab- brilliant separated it half from the outout moving "local terminals for Polar cap and covered one of the BAD PRAIRIE FIRE IN SOUTH DAKOTA; Dallas, S. D., Oct. A prairie fire, extending three from east to west, is raging in Trippi. in. the southwestern part of; the state today. Already much loss of farm buildings and crops has re- sul-ted and hundreds' of men, and After dusky areas in partly hiding it. men are fighting, flames. The towns ot- Larmo and McNeely were threatened; for a time, but have been saved alter; strenuous -efforts. The fire started in, the southern part of the country and; passenger trains 'to Hamilton. a thorough investigation they find from view. It may be that abnormal that-they have not sufficient room-for electrical conditions in the sun, which the .their Hamilton yards, according to Sir Oliver Lodge, caused The local trains, therefore, for Belle- the recent 'magnetic storm on the ville, London, and. Stratford, will, be earth, have had a far more terrible made up as. usual, at Toronto. influence on Mars. There they may was swept along by a high southi wind. No deaths have been reported.; Centre of Recent Storm in Havana Following the direction of his im- jgcv. T'imDle looked under the iaad there were dynamite sticks tM- all available space, said the boss laconically, Jhat's wlial, I- sleep on every !_T0iqutp Night. j It Will, pay you with Lumhtr Co. I General We do all. classes on the shortest notioe. faction guaranteed. If you need coal you want the "best 'value your money will buy, see me. Ooal be paid for on delivery... E. J. TICKNER 1964 Banking Service The Bank of Toronto, its ample and" Svidely- extended banking facilities.'., its experience of; more, than 50 jears of L-Ankinp inCanada and its well-known financial able to "give its many customers an unex- celled banking service. Account at this or small will.receive careful attention Interett paid on Saving's Deposits Cmpital BANK OF TORONT INCORPORATED 1355 Lethbridge Branch: T W-.. McEAGHBRK, Mgr. CONSERVATIVE LEADER ON NAVAL PROGRAMM-H I Ottawa, Oct. today what attitude the Opposition will be in in regard to the Government's naval programme, when it is introduced in the -Commons, R. L. Borden, Conserr vat.iv-e leader, said: 1 "So far as .the'Conservative'party is concerned, the question of Canada's participation in organization and ,j maintenance of Imperial naval de- fence rests today exactly where it did when a unanimous resolution of par- 1 iament was passed on March 29 last. I That resolution was so-modified at our -instance as to permit of .special 'contribution in time of emergency. Whether such emergency existed then 'or is imminent today, Is within know ledge of the British government and Canadian government. Reports of proceedings and conclusions of recent imperial defence conference when laid before Parliament, will doubtless throw some light on the subject. Ca- nada should take no action." We are taking stock on October 31st, and until that date we will sell all kinds of LUMBER at Greatly REDUCED PRICES Good 8 foot posts at 8 cents each. We have the largest stock in Southern Alberta The Lethbridge, New Dayton .and Magrath ;