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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 12, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta What Albertans Drank Early Days (Edmonton Saturday News.') J: Gem Rings set with Diamonds, Rubies, Pearls, Sapphires, Topaz and btnfct precious stones. Band Rings Signet Rings Rings for Ladies, Gentlemeu and Childreu. Call and see the display of Rings. Localities in southern "Alberta attained names, or names froze tothem by very trivial circumstances, and this, possibly, goes lo show why inony a ^celebrated place has aeipilr- vd Its name. It is �aId that when somo early settlers or prospectors wow wandering through the country they camped over night upon a crook, and the next day moved on. They had In tht-lr kit a pair of blacksmith's pinch era (us they pronounced it), and at |t"ho officer exclaimed. "Hurry :> tid {bring them here for we must test �thorn. They might be coal Ml, ' Lapse of time causes lapse of memory and we very nearly forgot to mention one distinctively delectable beverage, viz., coffin varnish. In these days of old when nil materials used in commerce, or as drinks, were freighted by bull team from Fort llenton, and this was a dry country, one astute shipper, who had a natural love or acquired taste for alcohol, having exhausted most of tlie possible channels of communication for Introducing his exterior economy to Its needed tonic, discovered that coffin varnish could \h* used as a beverage. A little of this delicately placed in this creek the pinchers were left be- |)lot water, with a little sugar added, hind. Finding out their los� soon af- H.J 1 74 u" 1 1 0 The Jeweler - - 1 ^1 * 2 - � r - j m You will We maiding powibly tliia reason, and will Require Bath Room Warm Air Furnace r -OR- Hot Water System We are prepared to give you right prices and the b-st of material. We make a specialty of this work and you are sure of satisfaction. Particular attention paid to jobbing. See us regarding your next job of electrical house-wiring. Phone 116. Jul. HicK (& Wahely The Leading Tinners, Plumbers, Steam and Hot Water Fitters. ter one of the party rodo back and found the pinchers, hence this place was the place where the plncherswcro lost and later lyncher Creek. This is the story told years ago. Nearer to the south, in /not right to the boundary line, is the well known Whisky (lap, a gap fn the Milk Hivcr ridge on the old trail to Sun river. This place attained its \&\vtiy name because it was a common prac* iAix with those who wished to acquire v**alth easily and without too much hard work, to journey over to Montana and buy cheap vhisky to sell at phenomenal prices to the dry souls that remained iu Alberta, though the dry souls usually became drier the more they consumed of this celebrated leverage called by a name that 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 cupture In this same Whisky Gap by learning of transient, traders having left this side for the other, and then lying in wait for their coming in again. Wonderful the antics and peculiar doings of somo early Albertans after consuming this stuff so fearfully and wonder/ully made, *nd the Ainer leans who sold the stuff 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 as to conduct for some time. They fitooil on their heads, sat on red hot stoves, tried to strangle each j other in brotherly was a real toddy when you had noth ing belter. 80 he imported large quantities of coffin varnish. This oc  casioncd no remark for a while, but, as there were not many inhabitants in the country, the curiosity of the police officer nt Mneleod, who was also customs collector, was aroused and he Iwgan to enquire in what locality so many people were passing . that constant importations oi coffin varnish wow a necessity. Later, wlien it was explained that coffin vnrnish made plain drinks, preparatory to their passing away, he stopped the supply, thinking possibly thait It was his duty to U*t them bide a weto or go over the road by a more legitimate way and not be painted inside and out with the same mater- Lumber Shingles Mouldings Lime Doors Windows Lath Building Paper Tar Paper Cedar Fence Posts Mack" Describes Our Americans (Toronto Saturday Night.) The re a re a b out th I r t y d i (Terent kinds of *'Americans'* to be met with as you knock about on the trains through the great West of Can adu. H ig foolish to generalise about tlw peopV of the great nation Lethbridge.Iaber, Stirling, Raymond, Magrath, Coleridge may Hivei yet find burial in the IVace valley. These men have enterprise. M group of them from Dakota have a lot of steam plows and do plowing by contract in a district whetv I visited. At times they plow all night Working a double shift. The manager called on the farmer next' door-it is foolish to say of atu\ offered to plow a fifty acre lot. them that they possess this, that or The bargain was made and the next TRY WM. OLIVER FOR 1 the other characteristic. They come morning the farmer hitched up in all shupes. sizes and qualities. The$' arc In as many varieties as a ertain brand of pickles. People travelling oil trains out there quick* playful antics betokening iy get on n conversational footing, love, shot hok-s in their ;e*pee.lally in going through the Hock- own houses, and, by and by, saw all and as a rule the man who starts of peculiar things when they the talk is the tourist from across DRKYING. If you wish draying or moving of any kind done, call on us. We have the largest and best equipped cartage business in the city, with thoroughly experienced men in charge. All work promptly attended to. Hay and Oats of the beat grade for sale. Coal delivered to all |parts of the city on short notice. Western Warehouse & Transfer Co., Ltd. 'Office-First door south of Opera House Phone 63 While You Wait Shoe Repair Shop. kinds least wished to. One old friend was found on a cold night in the streets of Macleod trying to go to sleep in the road, steadily pulling the rocks (Macleod town is noted for rocks*) around him in mistake for blankets, trying to keep warm. Some say it was whisky when it left the other side, and Nome suy it wns alcohol in five gullon cans just right for a pack horse, one on each side of the sad -die. This alcohol when it arrived in the towns this side was ore wed into a leverage by beipg watered a Mttle, then concocted into whisky or the appearance of such by being adulterated with tobacco, brown sugar and bluestone. We use bluestone now to kill smut. But it was ail fish that came to the net of the early settlers and many lived through it, drinking when dry Jamaica Ginger painkiller, flavoring extracts of anything that contained alcohol, and soon became ao thirsty that they took to red ink. Who it wns that discovered this last beverage and said that it was good islost in the archives. Uut as Mr. P. Nolan recently remarked, strong drink couldn't kill an old timer, or some of our towns would have lost their most valued citizens long ago. Perhaps this dryness is what the Canadian geographies refer to when they mark this southern country as a desert, for the early cowmen and oth -ers, ninny 0/ them wore a dry lot and made themselves drier. Whisky Gap is Whisky Gap yet in the corner of section 1, township 1, range 24, and could it speak it would tell some funny yards and relate somo the line. Sometimes 1m is quite patronizing and v hen the splendors of the view wring exclamations of as -tonishment from others he will admit that it is not half-bad, that it is a really striking local marvel, but will till, you that you ought to take the trip through Colorado, or see Yellowstone Park, or the wonders of Utah. It is rather amusing to find a man who has travelled two thousand miles to see the Canudian Hookies spend nearly all his time brag  ging of other wonders he has witness ed, while the marvels of nature on his right 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 largest in the world." One man will tell you that 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 comes 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. Afehind. The farmer went over and told the white bearded stranger who led the party that they were welcome to come up and helji themselves to the * \egetubles in his garden, which they did. "Yes," said the stranger. 'Tm kind o' lookin* fer a place. I've been north and I'm kind o* niovin* back slow till I sec what I want.** Next morning the stranger asked the farm er how many acres he had, got him j to point out the boundaries of the property and asked what he would take for it just as it stood at that moment. The farmer hail not thought of��elling but put his price nt $12,-000. "Come down 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 three days on a visit until they got their future plans laid. There's a suddenness about a transaction of this kind that rather du/es a farmer who s|>ent his early days in Ontario, where two men will baggie for a day in buying and selling a milch cow. Everything required in the construction of t Building, Lumber and nil kinds of Mill Work Do not send nil your money to Calgary and Cranbrook. zip to fcnild up Lethbridge and a local industry by patronizing Oliver's P.aning and Lumber Mills. Office, Yards and Factory-Corner Round and Bompas Streets Telephone 153 New Effects in Cut Glass Our recent importations include an assortment of English Rock Crystal, quite different from that here-to-fore shown. The Crystal Utclf ! heavier tud the cuuintfa deeper ttaia that of other year*-the effect le even more pleintof It differs from "Blrke* Cot Ulaee" in that It eepeude more upon tut artletlc tracery ef de-ftigii. tor Us beauty rather thaa brilliancy. Rose Bowls, Flower Centres, Decanters and Jugs are most prominent in the assortment, some of which come mounted in sterling silver, others plain. Lethbridge Fina ci� 1 (EL Realty Co. Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Brokers. Fire Insurance a specialty. R.Y. GIBBONS Mannger, Lethbridge Office, Ott Block Phone 222 �p 108 When you want DRAYING Done promptly and satisfactorily. JOHN BRODIE Armstrong JEWELER ENGRAVER OPTICIAN. Agent lor BELL. PIANOS Men's shoes soled and heeled' iu 30 minutes. Price %l .00. GERMAN West of lkntley Co. YOUR WIRING should be dona by experts if you would have it both safe and satisfactory. We wire buildings for all kinds of Jtppliftncet electricians with todern in electri- Electrical and can furnist all that is most cal supplies. McKenzie & Roy o Uedpath St, Lethbridge Phone 204 Stock Saddles General Teaming. When you require your gardens ploughed, your yards cleaned up, cellars dug, or any other teaming done, SEE US, or phone 201, or Irop a post card in the office, your order will receive our prompt attention. CO At* must be paid for an delivery. Residence and stable east of the barracks. WM. TAYLOR, Lethbridge groat the noisy, aggrustrivo, assertive kind, experiences. In thorn days there was l11*01^ is an admirable class that one nn uncertainty as to whether it vas in Uncle Sam's territory or in Canada, and it is quite probable that whisky men havo been arrested before now in the U.S.A. and brought to Macleod and fined with tile arrest made on tho wrong side of the line. t then, like a weed, which is only a plant out of place, they �tud no business to be on either side of it ho line with whisky. Tho disco/ery of anything that might be liquor was An event, and when ono day a oil e-man rushed into thojiarracks . � d told tho commanding oflleer that ho had discovered two five gallon ct.rM, Plea let us sena you I ___ Farm Harness, Concord Harness, Straps, etc., always, on hand. We can guarantee you complete satisfaction. I - / � ^ - ,r( - \ I. J �j c 4 * - - Tho Standard Oil Company issued a pamphlet tlvls week to its employees and stock-holders relative to tho $29,000,000 fine in Indiana. It declares that tho verdict was obtained by the Government upon the most hoirspHting technicality aided by tho rigorous exclusion of everything that would have removed aM presumption of guilt, and says the company has appealed io a higher court to which Jt looks for 'that calm judgment which will rescue Uprights of the citizens from tho fiefcj of public clamor and from the domain of vindictive politics/ our ree oo If you cannot come to our store you will be just as glad to have Styl send of you a copy Book '* As Seen by Hi our It ulUin illurtrttioatWby S*mi-r*Uy Suit* mvi you monty anj gaio you MtiufectioR. emi-ready ailoring A. SOUTHARD Lethbridge meets with on the trains-unobtrus  jve, low-spoken, dressed in excellent taste, getting on tho journey without seeming to try for it. the l�est of everything in car, boat or hotel-leaving their assertive fellow- coun * try men spouting anger becauso the rooms are all taken or because there is not a vacant seat In the dining room. These quiet ones who speak Milc but see and comprehend everything and by some noiseless instinct got possession of every desirable van-tuge in a long journey across con tlnent-and 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 the United States. In a nation of shouters these silent movers go in and out flicking over the prizes and taking the tost. But taking them as they come, all 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 K*m," said one of theso men, "land rise in value from S4 an acre to $100 in four states of the Republic, and I shall see it again in this part of Saskatchewan." Ho has been a mover since boyhood, buying cheap land selling in a few yearn later at a good prlctf and piking on to some new outpost on tho plains. If the leather of which he is made lasts, he depa rlmeut, i salary of n country postmustor Country Postmasters Get Increase The scale of wastes to country postmasters has been finally passed upon by tho roslmaster-CSeneral and his In future the minimum will while ner cent. On the first Si,000 or all over S800 and up to $10,000 he now gets 2."i per cent. In future he will get W\ \w cent, on nil over $X,000 and up to 10,000. At present he is allowed 15 per cent on nil ovor $10,0oo and In tho future ho will get 20 per cent. Mix allowance for night duty is now paid vh�> a postmns'ter hns to ho on duty after 10 p.m. or Ikefore 0 a.m., the minimum pay for this 1>eing $(l and the maximum $00, according to the time employed and the work done, .It has now been decided to change the hours to 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., and to make the mimlmum allowaifce $10 and the maximum $100. Tho present scale is 10 per cent, on the revenue of the offices for which forward duty is performed when 4bo forward ing is done direct, and 5 per cent, when Indirect or 'through another forward postoibco. The now scnlo is 12 per cent, for direct and the same for indirect forward duty. L H. FOWLER & CO. General BUcksmtthlng and Horseihoeiag. New buggies to order, carriage painting, all kinds of woodwork in wag* ns, windmills, fanning mills, cream separators, grain pick tore, b!**:k> niith coal. LETHBRIDGE. ALSCSTA. Synopsis, CmI Mining Regulations Goal mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North-West Territories and British Columbia, may be leased for a term of twenty-one years at an annual rental of II an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased tc one applicant. Application for a lease mvajr bo made to the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district iu which the rights applied for are situated. In surveyed territory the land ciust 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 five cents per ton. Every lessee of coal mimn There is really no difference rjghtswhich are not being operat shall furnish tho district Agent o between the "Cookie" we Dominion Lands with a swon statement to that effect at leas once in each year, lotber used to I The lease will include the mining rights only, but the les moy l>e permitted to purch love an A.B.O. Cookie, and | whatever available surface righ may be considered necessary fo then, too, tbey are so healthy. | the working of tho mine at th rate of $10 an acre. bake in our big ovens and the kind make* The children simply Buy a pound from your grocer if he does not sell them write to the fac- lteligion is a plant that soon iBhes if you try to sustain U sticking it into a pious flower about once a week. per-hy pot tory and we will send you For full information applioatio should be mode to the Secretary o the Department of the Interio Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sul Agent of Dominion Lands. a trial packet. Mention your grocer's name. It may ho bettor to mark time than to stand stW, but it -is a great sin to do either when battle or work awaits us* dbpt a 34. ALBERTA BISCUIT CO,, LTD. CALGARY A^ ALT A W. W. CORY, . Deputy Minister of the Interio: N.B.-Unauthorized publicatio of this advertisement will not paid for. i ^ j \ ;