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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta SCENES IN THE ARTIC Still Newer Styles We never rest en laurels won, however mucn they may be deserved. We are constantly striving to better the service that we offer those who appreciate the finest in hand tailored garments. DROWNED MAN BURIED MONDAY The funeral of Edward Petchy, the man found drowned in the river last took place on Monday and was bonducted by Rev. T. P. Perry. Petchey "was the eldest son. of Ben- jamin Petchey, a C. P- R. carpenter, residing at 595 Pacific Avenue, Win- nipeg. Petchey was seen by a Win- nipeg Free Press reporter and he said he had been in- formed of the finding of his son's body through .the local police. His nnmamed. Some four years ago he went to the Alaskan gold helds and afterwards'was employed on the i wharf at Ska-way. -While a' heavy box fell on his head and 'as result of the accident he became para- lyzed on the left side. He came home a, vear ago, end underwent tin opera- tion tb his head. The deceased was employed at various jobs m the city and left on June 16 to work on rail- road construction in Alberta Dur- ing'the summer he was affected sunstroke, and when hisVfather heard .from .'him-.a-.few days ago he was leaving Oalgary, hospital. he said, was 32 years of age and ALFALFA three miles from Station good well and house "on property SO acres under cultivation 25 acres in alfalfa, two crops cut this season already. per acre. Freeman, Maeleod and Graham Phone. 173 LETHBRIDGE P.C.Bos 679 Have you seen the new-Fit- Reform creations in Fall Suits and Overcoats? NGUIRE lo'us, electrical inventions, in the line- Nearly all these .settlers expressed FREDERICK A. COOK, JOHN TROLLEY LINE FROM LAKE MCGREGOR TO LETMBRiDGE .UMMER RESORT TH1RD SUMMER IN THE WORLD LOANS INSURANCE Best Lots in Duff each.; Lots in ISiorth Ward, close to track, each Two Lots in the pair House on Lot facing two streets, Soottern fllberta loan Investment Co. GEORGE J. BRYAN. Thompson Block, Calgary Offices to Rent in Bryan Block Bryan ;Blbck, LetVoridge "All Property Listed' at Both Offices i close to Lelh A tine Viuaricr 01 bridge, per acre. Very; easy terms: __ The Alberta Securities, Ltd. Phone 141 ROUND AND REDPATH fol- in Ward, all rented, .-handles 4 Ward, all rented, SLOGO.GO-bandles 1 rented, THE ALBERTA REALTY EMANGE, Phone 396 Bryan Block, Lethbridge P. 0. Box 254 From the Herald's Travelling Cor- ____Sept; the ,lat- w part of July the Herald represen- fhA -west side ot orovc -up as far nortn as where the .contractors we-e busy excavating the. intake ca- nal -A. report on: foe in hut through some: -accident never reached the Herald offite. How- ever it is reproduced here as far as possible. To understand this for the reader low a map as he reads as derstand it much better. Blackfoot Seserve about 68 miles north of Lethbridge. The Big Bow Eiver runs .from Calgary through Blackioot Keserve and thence south easterly till-it flows irom The Bow and: the Belly rivers join at what is. known as the Grand Forks, a iew miles north of Grassy Lake and the combined rivers flow easterly to Medicine Hat, It will be noticed that Lethbndge, 'Oalgary and Medicine Hat are at the corners of a triangle. On some maps, you can find Snake Valley which ex- about ten miles through close to the Little One shot at the leader broke j MacArthur who ha, the contract for follow. the stampede. r The plaa worked like magic f or j ie cattle in the rear could not push the canal. Damming the Bow At the dam we would find a busy at the prospect pi this big new lake and how it would probably -increase the rainfall M that and at least cause heavier-dews. Those near the pleasure at the prospect of being able to use .the irrigation water for stock and for pasture' and hay meadows. Still most I I think it rwill not be used for gram., at least not in years like this year. To i the north .of. the .river and north of I Bow, Island tile Company one rof. the. finest farms in Alberto- To i the northwest, of the city of Medicine Hat and around Suffielcl crops are re- ported as also good. .All along the this year are .excellent even ones up the hill scene. Here the channel dmded cautiously out of sight and; by an- island. A concrete dam is be- men reached home1 safely. That only a few short years a-o and-now cat- ins built across- -channels and an -earthwork embankment across .the island. There is a very long cut. were here they would depth .of feet and a- made prefer the pleasure of feeding on the or, ipawing. on the can ithout .irrigation. This irriga- j tion scheme will -.ensure an abundance of moisture all. over the district, All. the water will, not soak into. the ground. Much will -evaporate and reappear as dew or. rain. When' this scheme is complete farmers of this. district need fear no famine .owing to out -of the seasony larce'nelds of-breaking- 'to ctwfsirig ley. To assist- in the. work donkey j "engines': and -two-2 1-2 yard -steam shovels were, brought on a movable railway across country from Rjsrb Farm To Be Out of Sight Eight at the of this' valley _ at one point are the fine buildings of, .-.The. water .'will be dammed S a'W Bros. Their grain will., prpb-j But the main flood of the river 2 .stacked or threshed :by -this But in another year or two :6f sight. How- over the dam at the .northerly side of the island. From the sonth- An Electric Railway 'From Calgary-to Medicine Hat an electric railway will, he established. This will carry freight as-well as pas- sengers and ho doubt towns ..and ele- vators will'spring up .along its route. Prom the southern end of Mc- an electric line will be built -The Big Bow, .Rani: will probably" be finished by 1910. The.-, dams across Snake will be finished by Ausust, 1910. Fred Man- nbc has .the contract, for the daih across the north end which contains-- cubic yards_ of earth and will be feced on both sides with concrete. The contract for .the-south 'dam will be let in the'near future. .The intake- canal will be .finished in plenty of time to be ready to: carry the water to Lake McGregor, when the Snake Valley' clams ;are ;ready: The contract for the heavy 'work along the outlet canal from the south end of Lake Mc- Gregor and along the banks of the Little Bow Eiver will soon be let. This outlet canal '.will be thirty feet wide at the bottom and eight feet This is certainly one of the most ixperisive and, unique irrigation schemes in America. There have been and still: will be many "difficult details to.: overcome. A. M. Grace, the engineer, certainly deserves .credit -for the way he-is over coming the he will be- a .busy roan till it; is fi.rnshed. Y Beavers at the Grand Forks From Grassy Lake it is only about seven.miles of a drive to the -GraiwJ Forks where the Bow' and Belly ri- vers meet. There is a pretty wooded' island just below the junction of the riveis. Freshly gnawed trees are be found along the banks and evert erly.. side .the water will .be let out m- The'rr wE have to be moy- to the canal through five gates, oach HRE .NSURANCE. FARM LOANS AT 8 PER CENT. WITHES SIGHT OF THE CITY N. E. z Sec. 26, TP. 8, Rge. 22- an acre, easy terms N. Wi Sec. 25, Tp._8, Rge. J To Sent f BU. f V' f J Stafford Banch, suitable for dairy The H. Macbeth Agency reserve. ed: Fish will be feeding in tneir stubble fields or playing hide and seek around their fence posts. Part of their farm is to be buried under forty feet of water. How? Whim? Why? The Southern Alberta Land Com- pany, Ltd... have a big scheme. ly it is this: A dam across the B'g Bow River about five the Blackfoot reserve, the Blackfoot reserve Bow river above the dam with Snake miles ten ices-wiue oy- two scouring sluices ICCt _ each 10 r Sill iJUAt to Lethbridge. Then Lake Me- short logs the beavers are now _' Gregor will be on every map for it will be the rendezvous of picnic' and nflrfips from -the three cit- and Mecl- __ nf e0 01 wide 'by 5 feet -high. These scour- 1 icine Hat. _. ing be opened and willj This will be a fine place for plea- ages by some ice monster as: is" indicated by the moraines along; its thus showing the origin. The deep cut buffalo 5nd the horns and bones found so irequently show that this valley 'and its surrounding hills a favorite feeding nrl trifi Snake tli This flow y between will coh'tinue ULl part of thf. valley will be buried Kinder forty, foot of -water and a la He jc; formed twontv-two miles long, I var-ing in width from 3-4 of a 2 1-4 miles. 'By the time this lake formed and' the ground let a rush of water out into the main .river thus scouring the silt out of the j intake basin. This is certainly a dif- ficult work damming a -flood river such as the Bow which at times is a turbid stream- when the snow melts the .mountains.- If this can-be, ac- the complished' successfully here why -not elsewhere in Alberta for furbishing electric power. The Canal The greater part of the canal be- tween the Big- Bow Dam to Snake''Val- ley will be ten feet deep, twenty feet wide at the bottom and fifty feet wide at the top. It will be' a fine thing for settlement through which it pass- i es. The settlers will be .assured of I plenty of 'Crater in all seasons. The Lake cutting up so as to be able' to con- vey them where needed. This island' would make a beautiful' park. The beavers have "just. started to bie tree sixteen inches in diameter, Yet to look at the broad, strong cur- rent and to see the gravel sure craft, steamers gasolme and o{ Q{ sailing yachts, doubt fish will, -fl d dead enter the intake .canal and toe in Lake McGregor. A fish hatchery fe When "the valley is. filled the lake thus ,formed will be the third largest and the bubbles have ceased j roserv6ir in the world, and will have will likely be established and the lake be kept stocked with fish. No charge will be made for boating or fishing. The ..crossing of the Bow Eiver will UtJ -w ture wiii be built to convey the canal- electrical railway and vehicular trat- 1 "fic all across the valley of the Big Bow Eiver, a few miles upstream j from the' Grand Porks. From here the electric railway will likely curve around to Medicine Hat, crossing the main line .at Suffield. '.The company have! one of the fin- farms just across the river from the, "famous'. "Old Glory" .gas. well north of Bow. Island. They also have good prospects of striking gas equally side of the trees for about six feet above the roots., one can not help but marvel at the darins: of the beaver as it attempts by a few- twigs and stems to dam this mighty current. But is it any more marvel- lous ...than the irrigation project of the Southern Alberta Land Co. If an ancient buffalo hunter should re- turn from Happy Hunting Grounds, today he would marvel more at the human..beavers and their wonderful project for the transformation'' of doubt the redmen Blood or Crees have had a contest, between man and g to tne iop: uie outiCT. a capacity or ready to convey this to cover acres Blood or Crees have had here many _ to irn The whole tract of a contest, between man and Deast or j Forks Avhere-it will cross over j company could be irrigated for perhaps also between man and Darent Bow Eiver and proceed gea5on from the lake if necessary 'one You Ought to be Sure Your Meat and Eggs are Fresh You Will be Sure If you paone 405. and have them delivered promptly by the LETHBRIDGE MEAT MARKET Mr. Krause, a 'farmer residing near the south west side of the valley, tells in a north-easterly direction gate the country to the -north-' of Medicine Hat around Of course .utater may the route. he Contractors Busy Follow the rnainline-'of MONARCH GRAIN CO. REFERENCE: BANK OF MONTREAL Members Winnipeg Grain Exchange and Toronto Board or Trade. Dy one iiiiviiv i j branch out from the valley. contractors for the intake dam% cr else to the excavation camps of o. reasonable margins there. He and his bride had just; settled on their homestead. A friend j also wished to secure a, homestead i nearby so Mr. Krause and his friend set out on foot to explore the ad-JR.-. back to Gleichen or oining quarters hoping to find, one} doubt we could find close to the valley and not cut up too j ance to the camp, cf much by the many deep coulees i Carter Hall and Aldinger, who .Vej which Their dog had followed them unob- served. Mr. Krause had his gun along but he saw no animals except the scattered bunches of range cattle feeding in the coulees. .A playful calf j began to play hide-and-seek with thej dog. The mother cow .bellowed. rj A Stampede The range cattle in Irandreds re-1 sponded to the signal and came upj out of the -coulees and stampeded right towards the two men. Thej cowardly dog dropped his tail andj for home. Mr. Krause had aj great presence of mind end calling to his friend to rushed down and .across a '.quickly climbed the other bank. Here the two lay flat. With his Irand on the AGENTS: i eeason from the lake if necessary with out drawing on the river, '.vestj. -bjg lake there wiii be two other reservoirs which will store north-east of the Grand and! north-west of Medicine Hat. Lake McGrego- The "oW timers" cling to the name Snake Valley as to an old landmark. But the snakes are gone for St. Pat- rick -or his ghost must have been Anyway the ,comp-any who are and SO will he able ito' iurnish plenty of power for their electric railway. The electric light and electric motors may become quite common among thousands of, farm houses that will soon be scattered over this large the country into a rich garden with towns and cities where once the bi- son wallowed a few short years ago. .Thomas- McDonald, employed with T-.'S. Eitson, "'near Macdonald, Man.., attempted to commit suicide by gash- ing his throat with a jeckkniie. placed in gaol at Portage Prairie. Wicklow Baptist Church, in the County of Northumberland., has making the lake have already. named it Lake McGregor, after J. D. Mc- Gregor, the managing director of the company. Many mops do not show Snake. Valley, but will surely show tins Lake McGregor which will. become one of the famous sights of Alberta.. Many Gram Already the homesteaders have nocked in, and the country cally all well fettled between the Calgary and Maeleod line and the and Bow except the