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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER II, 1909. PAGE THRCk CMING Weinesli) September 22 and Tuesday September 21 McPHEE'S BIG COMPANY Presenting Wednesday Sept. 22 the beautiful play THE GIRL I LOVE Tuesday September 28 FOR HER BROTHER'S SAKE" Six high-class specialites are in- troduced the acts Will positively exhibit at Leth- bridge, rain or shine, under water- proof .canvas Wednesday Sept. 22 2 and Tuesday Sept. 28 SHOWS DAILY Afternoon and Night Night Adxilts 50c Children 25c Afternoon Chilire'n 15c Adults 25c Change of play at ever.y perform- cince Show Grounds Cutbi'il Street, near Barracks CONQUERING THE ROCKIES The C. P. R.Colossal Work At Hiil At Fields Com- pleted Work has just been completed, on the most colossal piece of tunnelling of tho line by miles, at a cost of about it will mean tho reduction of the grade from 4.5 to '2.2 at tho worst point, while the gen- eral grade will bo less than 2 per cent. "The result of this will be that where on the oW track with its big grade it took four engines to handle a train, now only two engines will be needed and wihere the four engines used to be able to four j miles an hour, the two engines on the now line will be able to make 25. In this way the cost of operating a train over this difficult piece of line will be cut to about one-third of pre- sent cost, with an improvement in} work that has ever been attempted': the time of running, while the ele- in Canada in the finishing at the two ment of inseparable from high famous spiral tunnels on the main grades, has been practically elimin- line. of the Canadian Pacific' between. I atedv lt is. these factors which have! Field and Hector, which will add sev- induced the C. P., it. to go to such; eral miles to the length of the track, tremendous expense to cut out the I An Old Favor With Thousands Of Our Customers together with over a mile of tunnel- ing- and a couple of bridges, but will so cut the "Big.Hill" grade as to .famous 'Big Hill' grade." Put in. brief, the work which, has been .completed is as more than double the tractive power j of tunnels, -14 miles: of the locomotives. While the work of cuctinS outside of tunnels, meant the excavation of nearly three- j 7 miles in length of track quarters of a million of cubic yards miles reduction in grade, from! work, twenty months, from October 1907 to July 1909; rock removed, "BULLER" IN IJi. 2 AND 2tf INCH. 2 for 25c. TOOKE BROS. LIMITED. MONTREAL MAKERS OF COLLARS. TIES. VESTS- AMD IMPORTERS OF MEN'S FURNISHINGS. ;i3 of virgin rock, the employment to 2-2 approximate cost of the of a thousand men for nearly twoiwork' "number- of men years, the boring of about a mile I about with complete Life in Prince Rupert (Prince Eupert Empire) Never was night made more hideous j b'iggest obstacle Thursday evening last, when j trains over the Hocky mountains' has and. a half-of tunnels through mbun- of steam time tains ten thousand feet thigh, and the building of two bridges over the Kick ing Horse 'River, it is estimated that it- will prove a splendid" investment for the C. P. R., as it will reduce this b'ig grade from 4.5 to a maxi- mum of 2.2.' This will mean that the to the running of! of about cubic yards. PORTS TL COBB THE BASEI8ALL TIGHR (Outing Tyrus Cobb, the Detroit Tigers' great right fielder and the champion batter of .'the1 American is in. the limelight in more ways than pne -at'- present, was little known of until' he joined the Detroits. Tycus was born in Georgia and early de- cided to a semi-professional ball player. The difference between a professional and a semi-professional is that the former has a stated sal- ary and always gets it, while the lat- takes what he can get when he can get it. Young Cobb walked six miles .in the hot sun to play his first mon- ey game. Vtfheii the [receipts had been counted, Cobb's share was dollar and twer ty-five cents. He walked six miles to his home and on tho way decided that there was a futuire in Vbaseball. The Charleton team, secured him. He was a wild, erratic youngster, "The Shirt Comfortable11 You can't get away'from this Coat Shirt is the easiest-fitting, most correctly tailored shirt you can buy to-day. We are all alive on this shirt make shirts miles ahead of the or- dinary kind. We make the right Collars toot Look for the mark.' Chinese was let loose from a gramophone near the foot-of Centre- street. It sounded like a cross be- tween a family row, the death agony of a. score of cats, a husy winch, the scolding of a shrew, and the' efforts of a determined but "tenth rate vo- calist. v :A AGENTS: McKELVIESt McGUIRE been removed, and that in future on this section of the line two engines will be able to do much more work than four engines have hitherto been able to do at much less expense to the" company, and with, an almost complete elimination, of the ever-pre- sent risk to life of operating trains on a steep grade. James A. Macdonell, head of the Vancouver firnj of jVIacdonell, Gzow- ski Co., who had the contract" for j buying _poor -cheap mail order house constructing this big work, stated j Guns or Revolvers. To cut out this enormous amount j could like a demon, bul of rock, of which, thWe were j never knew to stop running _ cubic yards in open cutting and 150.- haste. 'It 'is. just as important to i 0.00 cubic yards in the tunnelling, an know when to stop running as it is unprecedented amount of blasting j begin. He gained the reputation was done. During the twenty months of a crazy base trunner and Ch'arle- of work Mr, Macdonell stated that no sold him to Augusta for One huh- less than 75 carloads of dynamite, tired and fifty dollars and was glad had been used, or upwards of i to get the money. 000 pounds .of-the explosive. The Augusta tried him found the cost of this unthinkable ouamity of: same fault. Hs could hit but he was explosive alone came to over wild and discipline irked, him. He 000. was a firebrand on the team and he The conformation of the new track, would fight on the field or off. TV that the whole had teen com- pleted, so far as the contractors were concerned, soone days ago, and Heat the miles of tunnels and cutting had been turned over to the company. All that now remained, -said Mr. Maodon-' ell. was to complete the ballasting and track-laying-, and then this im- portant improvement to the main line would -be ready for trains. "This said Mr. Mao- miles of work, of which li miles were tunnelled un- der mountains of ten thousand feet or more. While it increases the length Don't think that you are getting more than your 'money's worth. BUY .HERE Where you know what you are getting IT'LL PAY YOU And you'll thank us for this informa- tion after your first hunting trip. Prince of Wales and TJ.M.C. shells are the best that money ,can buy. Metiibridge Sporting Goods Co. The only store in Lethbridge that handles sporting goods exclusively V W The He Headquarters for Office Stationery of all kinds Fully Equipped the Trade in All Branches of Expert Mechanics and the Latest Machinery If you have not tried us for your work, let us turn you out a trial order said 3Ir. MacdoneH, is most peculiar, won and lest several battles with the Coming from the east, the road first Augusta players and then the man- enters the western corkscrew tunnel agcinent sold him to Detroit for sev- of feet, under Cathedral Moun-je.i hundred greatest bar- jtain. Emerging- from the tunnel j gain in the history of the-game. twist the track runs back east across j In Detroit young Cobb, the fire- the Kicking Hors3 river, and then en- brand, found men who made base- ters the eastern spiral tunnel of 2.-j ball a study. It -was a slugging 910 feet under Wapta Mountain, and i team but'mixed witlTthe hitting was after describing an elliptic curve cm- j tha judgment which wins games The m m- cross the Kicking j players took a hand in ltaming the The whole thing is hpt Souther blood. They argued with him, but as Ty would rather erges to Horse westward'. a perfect, maze, the railway doubling tack upon itself twice, tunnelling- Un- der mountains and crossing the river twice in order to cut down the grade. fight than argue, most of the debates ended on the floor of the dressing room. These cool, seasoned veterans rock, over vlards were The two tunnels alone involved aniof the Tiger team knew__________ excavataon of, cubic yards of they had a phenomeilon; w th rr-'hi Afn-b. rrAAArkA__'____i_l.__ %vent ot him, methodically, literally "licking him, into shape." Some of them fought him more thaa Even to this day Mc-Intyxe plays left field and Cobb right field because it is necessary to keep these two stars as far apart as possible. Oobb hos lost most of his rough edg- of the rough- he sheds no blasted out in, the other cuttings. During the tunnel work the con- tractors for'the first time ijo. Canada operated steam shovels by compress- ed of these machines being Installed at the working head In each, tunnel, the cutting being, worked from opposite ends. Despite the coinpli- catod work caused, by the spiral shape of th'a tunnels, they" met exactly, and the work has been completed with marvellous exactness. This is'-not merely the greatest piece of tunnelling- ever attempted in Canada, but the first introduction of this spiral system of tunnels on this continent. Tie successful completion of so vast a work is regarded with relief by the officials of the C.P.R., and the contractors have been, con- gratulated on all sides over their work, the more so that it was ex- ecuted in so short a period of time, and without a' suvgle strike amongst t employees. Here's Way to Talk (From the Orillia Packet) Said one of the Tudhope employees when the question of' leaving Orillia was up, "I'd rather be a lamp-post in Orillia than Mayor of any other town I know." That is the'general Orillia spirit., and an it the town thrives. Letter Heads Bill Heads Statements Invitations Announcements Circulars ophlets Etc., etc. Phone 106 HARVEST TIME Should be a season of plentiful money for many of our people and much of this should find- its way in- to the Bank. We -wish to remind all of "the fa- cilities of the BANft OF TORONTO for conducting the tanking business of farmers and town and city people. Surplus money should be in our Savings Department where it will earn in- terest and where it will be SAFE jntil required for use. Small or large amounts may be deposited or withdrawn At any time. INCORPORATED 1855 LETHBRIDGE BRANCH T. W. McEacbern Manager alnd-itumble' business; more blood in defence -cf his prin- ciples. He knows when to quit run- Qing. bases, the ball 'hard and often, and makes doubles on hits which other me-n would call legiti- mate -singles. He is as fast as a thunderbolt on the base lines and the most daring man on a slide that baseball has seen in mauy a day. His slim, wiry legs are covered with bruises from April until October, and he is always slightly lame until he hits'the ball; he forgets his soreness. Abso- lutely fearless, of great hitting abil- ity and .a fighter every inch, Cobb is one of the great drawing cards in the baseball of today. shines instantly brush or cloth. EASTERN TOWNSHIPS BANK INCORPORATED 1859. CAPITAL AND RESERVE A general Banting business transacted Accounts'of Mer- chants and Farmers invited Savings Bank Department in. connection, deposits of 81.00 and upwards received and in- terest allowed at highest current rates. ROUND STREET Old Sage Store J. A. R. ROME, Manager. Lethbridge Branch New York, Sept. Burns vrho now weighs 215 pounds, has been appointed manager of the Australian Athletic limited, 'Sydney, ISTew South Wales, and will shortly open negotiations with the leading American fighters for their appear- ance, in Australia. This company, which is backed by ten leading sporting men and book- makers of Sydney, has leased a large building., capable seating 10..000 persons ,and at- the end of the year wil open with a fight between Australian fighters and the champion of America in whatever class the Australian boxer to be de- cided on is. Burns is full'of talk over his latest business He that is more money in Sydney for good fights than there is in America. The syndicate which engaged Tommy is a strong one financially, and he is going to receive and a guar- antee of it too for his year's work. Therefore, the States are not likely to see -one of Johnson's victims for some time. Burns is not troubling i over Stanley Ketchell or Sam Lang- ford. Burns says that he has made- 000 in Australia, and has started a company called the "Burns Finance Company." It is formed for the pur- pose of operating on the races, and Larry Keating, Jihe manager, is to be its outside, representative, viz., call the odds at' the race meetings. In other words, the company is a book- making concem. OF CANADA Capital, Rest and Un- divided Profits Exceed Ready Cash most invest- ments, inoney in the Union Bank is always for use. There is never any delay or loss getting'it when you want it. It is absolutely safe, and ahvays worth dollar for dollar. Don t tie up your money in risky ventures, when you can get compound interest on it here, with absolute security, and the privilege of withdrawing- it at any time. Lethbridge R. Manager. Stirling F. Manager. Grassy Lake W. Baillie, Manager. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HEAD OFFICE. TORGINTO B. E. "WALKEH, President ALEXANDER LAIED, General i ESTABLISHED 1867 Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, Do you want an investment of which wil give you 2O to 25 per cent, clemr This is no wild speculation but a good investment in Lethbridge City Property. interested'call on Freeman, Phone 173 Maeleod and Graham LETHBRIDGE P. C. Box (579 Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Deposits of and upwards are received and interest allowed at current- rates. Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons and withdrawals made by any one of them or by the survivor. jj4 Lethbridge Branch C G. K.Nourse, Manager 4...... THEMOLSONSBANKI Established 1855 Capital (Paid Up) Reserve Fund HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL 68 BRANCHES IN CANADA U.S. Exchange Bought and Sold at Lowest Rates Accoiinti of All Kinds Carried upon Favorable t., SAVINGS DEPARTMENT Deposits of SI and upwards received. Interest allowed from date of deposit at highest rates Lethbridge Branch, Redpath St. K. D. JOHNSON, ;