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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 12, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta Gem Kngt aet with Diamonds, Rubiei, PearU, Sapphires, Topaz and other preciooi stones. Band Rings Signet Rings Rings for Ladies, Gentleoieu and Children, the display of Kings. C.Ross Tate The Jeweler You will lie tmitding possibly this season, and will riaqoire Bath Boom Wa.rm Air Furnace -OB- Hot Water System ^ We are prepared to give yon right prices and the bt-st of ^ material. We make a specialty of this work and you are J.snre of satisfaction. Particular attention paid to jobbing. See us regardhDg your next job of electrical house.wiring. Phone 116. I iDcK Ol WaKely The Leading Tinners, Plambers, Steam and Hot Water Fitters. What Albertans Drank in Early Days ^Edmonton Saturday News.') Localities in southern 'AllKTtft nt-taincd names, or nanies froze totliunii by very trivial ciroumstftiicos, and thi�, possibly, goes to Bho�' why niony a icclebraled place has acquir-!�d its narnc. It is snid thnt wlren sonio cnrly ticttlers or prospectors wcfo wamter-ing thruiigh the country they cninp-ed over night upon ii creek, and the n�xt dny moved on. They hml in thtrir kit ii |alth easily' and without too much hard work, to Journey over tp Montana ond buy cheap vhisky to sell at phenomenal prices to the dry souls that remained in Alberta, though the dry souls usuiilly became drier the more tliey consumed of this celebrated beverage called by a name thot would not sound .polite in prose. Quite a few loads were nailed in this region as it was the best road to come in by and the "police" have made many a capture in this same Whisky Gap by learning of tranmcnt traders having left this side for the other, and then lying in wait for their coming in again. Wonderful the antics and peculiar doingg of some early Albertans after consuming this stuff so fearfully and wonderfully made, and the Amer ic&na who sold the stu0 had volum -inous cellars not far across the line, designed and built especially to supply this prohibition country with forty rod."' Those who drank this whisky you could not guarantee a& to conduct for some time. They stood on their heads, sot. on red liot stoves, tried to strangle each other in playful brotherly love, shot holes in their own houses, and, by and by, saw all ? � Jtm lifon wish dmying or moving of any kind done, call on OS. We have the largest and best equipped cartage business in the city, with thoroughly experienced njen in charge. All work promptly attended to. Eby and Oats of the best grade for sale. Coal delivered to all {parts of the city on short notice. i Western WareboDse 6. Transfer Co., Ltd. 'Office-First doot south of Opera House Phone 63 While You Wait Shoe Repair Shop. Men's shoes soled and heeled' iu 30 minutes. Price $1.00. the officer exclainted. "Hurry ;> iid |ibring them here for we must test them. They might be coal jil. " Lapse of time causes lapse of memory and we very nearly forgot to mention one distinctively delectable bcwragc, viz., coffin varnish. In those days of old when nil materials u.sed in commerce, or n� drinks, were freighted by bull team from Fort Ilenton, and this was a dry country, one astute shipper, who had a natural love or acs and as a rule the man who starts Up in AllJortn a farmer one the talk Is the tourist from across jjig saw a procession coming even-along kinds of peculiar things when they , least wished to. One old friend was the line.' Sometimes he is quite pat- the trail and go into camp beside a found on u cold night in the streets jronizing and vlien the splendors of ,pond not far from his house. It was of Macleod trying to go to sleep in {tthe road, steadily pulling the rocks (Macleod town is noted for rocks) around him in mistake for blankets. the view wring exclamotions of as -tonishment from others he will admit that it is not half-bad, that it is a r.'ally striking local marvel, but will trying to keep warm. Some say it *3H> you that you ought to take the r.. QERMAN West of Bentley Co. YOUR WiRJNC should be dona by experts if you would have it both safe and satis-factory. We wire buildings for all kinds of Eketricol ApfXiucti$ and can famish electricians with all that is most modem in electrical supplies. McKenzie&Roy biii()�>^UedMtbSt, Lethbridge .Phone a04 Stock Saddles Farm Harness, Concord Harness, StrapsVeto., always on hand. General Teaming When you require your gardeni ploaghed, your yards cleaned up, sellan dug, or any other teaming done, BEE US, or phone 201, or .Irop a card in the office, your order will receiveour prompt atten-(ion. COAIi muBtbe paid for on delivery. Residence and stable east of the barracks. WM. TAYLOB, Lethbridge was whisky when it left the other side, and same say it .was alcohol in five gallon cans just riglit for a.pack horse, one on each side of the sad -die. This alcohol when it arriveis week to iti employees and stock-holders reiative to the �a&,000,000 fine In Indiana. It declares that the verdict was obtftiiwd toy the Guvornineat upon the most hairspHtiotf tochnicaliiy �ided by the rigorous exclusion of everything that would have removed aU presumption o( guilt, tmd says ilt� company has appealed to a .higher court in which H looks for 'that oslni judgment which will rescue (herii^s of the vitisens from the fkHd of puh-Uc clamor and fnom the domain of vindictive politics.' Please let us send you our Free Book II you cannot come to our store you will be just as glad to have us send you a copy of our Style Book " As Seen by Him." Ii Mill is ilUMtaiMatWby Si^nUy Sum mv� yas monty tai f�� yo* Semi-ready Tailoring A. SOUTHARD Lethbridge a man who has trovelled Itwo thousr and miles to see the Canadian Rockies spend nearly all his time brag -ging of other wonders he has witness ed. while the marvels of nature on his night hand and on his left are slipping by. wholly unobserved. Men of this kind always come from a city whore they have something that is the largesit in the world." man will tell you t,hait in his town they have the deepest artesian well in the world; another comes from the place where they gather the finest oysters in the world, bar none; another conu>8 from a city where they have, admittedly, the finest street car service in the world: or the best electric light plant in the world or the finest swing bridge in the world. After meeting a few of these people it becomes an acute anxiety to you when you meet the next one to learn what greatest thing in the world distinguishes the particular little corner of the earth from which he comes. If he does not blurt it out within ten minutes you feel like asking him. If he does not tell you of it within fifteen minuteS' it is safe to conclude that he belongs to one of the other varieties. To skip from the noisy, aggressive, assertive kind, there is an admirable class that one meets with on the trains-unobtrus -ive, low-spoken, dressed in excellent taste, getting on the journey without seeming to try tor it. the best of everything in car, boat or hotel-leaving their assertive fellow- coun -trymen spouting anger because the rooms are all taken or because there is not a vacant scat in the dining toom. These quiet ones who speak little but see and comprehend everything and by some noiseless instinct get possession of every desirable vantage in a long journey across con tinent-�nd who. If they do not have a thing, show no desire for it whatever-must be the men who infuse ginger into the business game as it is played in ttic United States. In a nation of shouters these silent movers go in and out picking over the priws and taking the l)est. But taking them as they come, alt kinds of men from across the border are good men for the Canadian west. They know their way about. They have opened up new countries before and know by experience what to do and what to avoid doing. They are resourceful,; a cold winter does not phase them; a crop ruined by frost does not scare them away. "I have seen," said one of these men, "land rise in value from $4 an acre to 9100 In four states ot'the BopublJc, and I shall see it again in this part | of Saskatchewan." He has been> a mover since boyhood, buying cheap land selling in a few years�Jater at a good pric^ and piking on to some new outpost on the plains. If the leather of which he is made lasits, he vegetables in his garden, which they did. '"Yes," said the srtranger, ''I'm kind o' lookin' fer a place. I've been north and I'm kind o' movin' back slow till I see what I want." Next morning the stranger asked the farm er how man.y acres he had, got him to point out the boundaries of the propert.v and asked what he would One \take for it just as it stood at that moment. The farmer had not thought of*8elling but put his price at, $12,-000. "Come dovn to my schooner and I'll pay .you right now." And he did... The stranger's wife took charge of the house and the farmer and his family were guests at noon dinner with the new owner. They were invited to stay two or thrae days on a visit until they got their future.plans laid. There's a suddenness about a transaction of this kind that rather dazes a farmer who spent his early days in Ontario, where two men will haggle for a tlay in buying and selling a milch cow. Country Postmasters Get Increase The scale of wages to country postmasters has been finally passed upon by thi3 Postmnstor-Gcneral and his department. In futui-e the minimum salary of a country postmaster will be $35, while at. present the minimum salary is �I23. On the first $800 revenue the postmaster now gets 40 per cent. Hereafter he will get 50 fHsr cent. On the first $1,000 or all over $800 and up to $10,000 he now gats 25 per cent. In future he will got 3(i per cent, on all over $1,000 and up to $10,000. At present he is allowed 15 per cent on all over $10,000 and in the future he will get 20 per cent. .Ala allowance for night duty is now paid when a postmaster has to he on rilUancy. Rose Bowls, Flower Oen-tres, Decanters and Jugs are { most prominent in the assort* ment, some of which oome mounted in sterling silver, ^ others plain. iVf. J. Armstrongi JEWELER SNO|UVER OPTICIAN. ^ Agent for BEI.L PIANOS Letbbridge Fina ciiii CSL Realty Co. Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Brokers. Fire Insurance a specialty. ' R.V. GIBBONS Manager, Lethbridge Office, Ott Block Phone 222 Rins up 108 When you want DRAYING Done promptly and satisfactorily. JOHN BRODIE L H. FOWLER & CO. deaeral BlackainUbtac mod Horaesiioaiac. New buggies to order, oarrlage p�iBt-ing, all klDds of woodwork in wag- ns, wiDdmillB. fanniBg Inllts, cream s^arstora, graia pleklers, lila';kABY , A ALTA Synopsis, Coal Ninlng Re|nlatioiu Coal mining rights of tlie Dominion, in Manitol^, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North-West Territories and British Columbia, may be leased for a term of twentv-one years at'an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased to one applicant. Application for a lease mii|||^ be made to the Agent or Sub-A^ent of the district in which the rights applied for are situated. In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or , legal sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract] applied for shall be staked out. Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5. which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not available but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of live cents per 4on. Every lessee of coal mininj rights which are not being operati shall furnish the district Agent < Dominion Lands with a vt statement to that effect at once in each yeor. The lease will include the mining rights only, but the. may be permitted to purcha whatever available surface right may be considered necessary the working of the mine at rate of $10 an acre. For full information applioatit should be mmle to the Secretary < the Department of the Interic. Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sul Agent of Dominion Lands. W. W. CORY, Deputy Minister of the Int NR.-Cnauthorized pubL____ of this advertisement will not paid for. i,^ ;