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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta II Dafly! LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1909. NO. 242. WELL-KNOWN VISIT FERN1E Bank Officials Came To Lethbridge From That Point (Special to the Heral 1) Permie, Sept. R. Wilkie, fjan eral manager, accompanied by P. How-land, and Wm. Ramsay, direct- ors of the Imperial Bank of Canada, arrived in town at one o'clock this afternoon train from Michel, and spent a few busy hours with local manager Bell looking after the af- fairs of the local branch, visiting the offices of the Coal Co., and in mak- ing a flying trip to .the mines on a special train hastily arranged by Burt Black, superintendent of the M. F. M. railway. Mr. Wilbie was much pleased with what he saw of Greater Fernie and surprised at the wonderful change that had been wrought in one He spoke in glowing terms -of. the evidences of .progress io be seen all over the west and said that the whole Dominion is entering into great future, the one thing to guard against being any tendency to b'com things-too rapidly. Mr. Wilkie s-till speaks scathingly of the gambling elc- ment that was permitted to establish itself on the race courses of the cities' of Victoria and Vancouver. Mr. Kowland 'is widely known through' the west as a member of one of the best known families of Toron- to aad seems to be enjoying his trip through, .the west hugely. Wm. Ramsay, perhaps the heaviest individual stock holder in the bank of which he h-as long .been a director, is from the Scotch family of -that which has been for centuries one of the most numerous and influ- ential of the many old Scotch, .clans. 1-Iis home is at BowUind.. in jii-d-Lo- thian district near Edinhoro', made dear to memory of every school boy roadcr of the-famous story, of that "The Heart cf 2vlidioth- ian." by S'T- AValt-T and. to CALGARY MEN WILL BUILD BLOCK Purchase the Saun- ders Property On Dufferin St. President Taf t Now In Utah Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. President Taft today added a Mor- mon Tabernacle to the long list of religious edifices in which he has made addresses to the people. To- day's was unique. It was at Provo, a thriving little city forty miles south of Salt Lake, where it is said eighty per cent, of-the residents are Mor- mons, and the home of Senator Sruoot is located.. The president fac- ed probably the most effervescently enthusiastic audience" of his ten d.iys j travelling through the West. WM. CLOCKING HEADS THE The property on the south east cor- ner of Dufferin and Crabb streets was purchased yesterday by Messrs. Bry- an and H. A. Sinnott of Calgary for the sum of thirty thousand dollars. This is the property best known as the E. T. Saunder's property and was owned by Henderson Downer. Mr. Sinnott will erect a three-storey block on a portion of property next spring, and Mr. Bryan in all .probability a similar structure. These buildings will front on Duf- ferin street.- The property' consists of.five lots altogether. The deal was put. through by 'Mr. Bryan's company, the South Alberta Loan and Investment com- pany. It speaks; well for the future of Lethbndge %vhen Calgary men will Much Impressed With This City D. {R. Wilkie, general manager of the Imperial Bank spent yesterday in the city looking into the business of the local branch. He expressed himsell as very well pleased with what he had seen here t but further than that he was not in A Toronto Labor Mania position to give more than he had Elected President At Quebec Mr. Sherman 111 At Fernie (Special to the Heral 1) Fernie, Sept. H. Sherman, Igte president of Dist. 18, XI. M. W. of A., is here and has gone into the Fernie hospital for treatment. Mr. Sherman's many friends are sorry to see him looking so worn and hope to see him out again in much better health. MAYOR KEARY TO RETIRE Nc-w Westminster. B. C., Sept. 24 Mayor Keary, who has held office of Urnayor 8 years will surely retire from Quebec, Sept. tions were passed at this morning's session of the Trades and Labor Con- j gress. It was decided to ask the Do- j ruinion. government to abolish the alien on the ground that, it was useless in its present form.: The Lemieus Industrial disputes act. was given a black eye, being char- i already told the Herald's correspond- ent at Fernie yesterday. i Mr. Wilkie and party took a trip -.around the city in auto in the i afternoon, leaving at midnight for resolu-' the -east. Has Confidence In Gook MAGRATH HAS VERY FINE CROPS Some Splendid Yields Of Winter Wheat Reported New York. Sept. the first aeterized by Columbia del- time since arrival here, Dr. Fred- egates as one of the ihost mischevibus erick A. Cook, the Arctic, explorer Threshing operations around Ma- grath are well under -way and the crops are turning out very well, bet- ter even than was expected. E. W. Bradshaw had 140 acres that went very close to fifty bushels to the acre. 180 more went over forty and the balance of his large crop gave a re- turn above thirty bushels per acre. Ben Matkin had a -crop of winter wheat that went forty-seven bushels per acre. Bishop Harker estimated LETHBRIDGE A RAILROAD CENTRE Visitor Remarks on Importance In That Respect Mr. McEachern of Toronto, in' spector of the Bank of British North America, brother of the Manager of the of Toronto is spending a few 'days in the city and district looking over the country here. ...Mr. McEachern in a talk with., the Herald remarked that he understood that Lethbriidge was soon, to be a very important railroad centre. He came into Edmonton over new Grand Trunk Pacific line anxi noticed that the extension, of line from egaies as one oi me ftt thirty for winter that .extension of that line from pieces of alleged labor legislation that took into his confidence one of the and for spring wheat." JenseJTofieid to Calgary and Lethb'iidge has ever been adopted in any COUn- ftX- nnrj t.Vlpir whAat IS n "NT -R has ever.been adopted in any coun- Jeadins American try. The calling out of the militia at Glace Bay, N.' S., -was Condemned. William Glockirig, of Toronto, was plorers. Archer M. Huntingdon, Pres- ident of the American Geographical elected president of the .Dominion Society, with whom he had an hour's Trades and Labor Congress this at-'private conference. Dr. Huntingdon teracon, and For William sheeted expressed perfect confidence in the Bros, are threshing and their wheat is going about 43 bushels per acre. Not very many large farmers have fin- i ished threshing yet and are hence uilable to say. definitely -what the was already, commenced. The branch line from Vegreville south- west was also under way while the Lethbridg-e-Weyburn. line had already begun, being- graded for about thirty- invest in our city. the" field at the November election, .''for the next convention. statements of the explorer. yield is. The winter wheat seems to i seven, miles on the; Weyburn end and be running over thirty and the bad learned from the authorities in wheat a good deal better than twenty Winnipeg- that 'the work would be com on the average of all kinds. of crops. znenced from Lethbridg-e early next DR. COOK, THE LION OF THE HOUR IN N.Y. New York, Sept., enthus- j that greeted Dr; Cook at th-'- Club's dinner last night at the Waldorf-Astoria is admitted even b.r his opponents in the iSforth Pole 'controversy to have been a great per- sonal triumph. Some disappoint- i3 i-nt is shown however because of the explorer's after-dinner speech, added r new1-evidence to the dispute. Lit- tle evidence of this kind, either is ex- pected from the popular lectures which the explorer is scheduled in rhj- MAGRATH PROVES TITLE At Spring Coulee which is' a dis-.jspring to meet it. trict of big farms, threshing is Mr. McEachern had many .words of. TO NAME "GARDEN CITY" Fair a Revelation'To the Magnificent ShowU j with a rush but" as yet very few if j any have completed threshing. Yes- terday there were rio fewer than nine 1 big threshing outfits working within i sight of the store at Spring Coulee. Several farmers are hauling grain direct from the thresher to the praise for Lethbridg-e, was enthusias- tic over its future and the future of the surrounding it. He remarked on the rapid increase in the values of farm lands here this summer and stated that any man who has money is foolish indeed aot Of Horses and Cattle elevator and it is grading up well, j to invest in farm lan-ds here at the j There has been no frosted grain com- j present prices. Land that will pro- i ing in yet and it is not known wheat as this is doing is a (From a. Staff Correspondent) kighest praise. Sept. visit to i Previous years the. fair had been some local horses. __..-------- i there is any. i eluding pony races, and races The crop is estimated, to give irood vield. The winter wheat is M i 14 V. il LLJ.r. jn U.O.C'..i VA T I ctLU tj Li. J.MI. LT _ ill. J_1'AT-i 1-.1 liver and later in various cities, jaiagrath. fair gives, ..proof '-positive' held on a vacant block up town be, The exhibitors' of horses 'were large- j pscted to average thirty busneis His .suite at the hotel is by that the inspired individual who years hind the Latter Day Saints Iy the same as those who were at, crowd? and he is a marked figure naraod Magrath ''The Garden building which in turn, was used as Raymond last week. A large'nvm-! raiseu m- very little and paying investment apart from the increase in value-that is still sure to come. "This land is sure to increase in spring value because it will produce "the made no mistake. On '1 and .'Friday, the fair was Exhibition Hall. It is not ber of farmers had their horses thern fields of oats WiU district. Some j stuff." one hundred Speaking ofAtbe big rush for home- than four wpeks ago that the direct-j in addition to-those the; bushels per acre some the M I ill! is very nrol-ablv the most successful ors decided' to the fair on-'men who make a special .business ,of, the the' giounds they have owned horses. The farmers of the, jvince." In some-respects it bea.t somn'several years just north of the rail-; district have a very fine; 'of the so-called larger fairs. There way. In that time they erected a class of workhorses as was evidenced: vrero no fewer than two hundred and grandstand .capable of sorting be- bv the large number of entries inai-j thirty-iivo entries in the horses, .the 'tween four and live hundred most every class. Tho classes in thcv majority of t-hwn being in the regis- with offices and booths a largo .exhibition hall, a poultry house, a siiC'd v.'Lth. o'-'or stal's for horses, cat tie, sheep and hor i.eas, and made a iirst class raco track. It, ivas a .race- track with to it- here on Monday .'Mr. McEach- is fully expected to yield as j ern remarked that thc present meth- hiprh as fifty acre. ros.. ifc of clntvrc tnt: classes stock were largely filled ty as R. Bradshaw. Ed. K 71 iz lit S ucr, r Co.. B r i miia I! L'.l'ih.oi.i'Jh in their clnssos wore sovornl. animals owned by men who j-a'e !hi> hovs.'s for In tho agrk-ultura! and. .Tom'ra: pur- HUT? wen- '.cry has not. his ;o bat Vias made Scutli Africa and is voi'siv'i. the conditions: pre- vri'iinc; In tiiat covniry, >ut he has espftvLi'iily" tbr; -i-rcat '.VosteiTi Ca- oiYc-rs -more and better oppor- tunities for real ccnu'ort and hoinij building any other part of the a 1 Although ho" has made so many trips to this side of the ocean, this is .Mr. .Caui-suy's first west Qi uhith v-eut's ago. He was one of the orig- il i'rOiei tort- t'i.d ii- .-.nL of the Toronto. Grey and Bruce railway, o r of the r.TMt. st-m. 'c vrfcich. tower o j- i nes at Coal Creek are iir ar.'1 stc-jor than the lb oi -I.othian uexutiful 'and 01 nvi 114 is much o th.l in English i -.Scotch oo'.il ilistncts. as tbey cuito. a over us C'an- ks, Kamsay is inclined to he nai'irahle and he looks frsr great gs from these inincs nnxi from the resources of the Pacific pro- vince. The wastefulness .of present lumbering methcds strikes these east- erners as the one tiling necaina: immediate improvement. .After the Hying trip to thy mines tht; party spent tho rema.ininpr time until the arrival of tho east bound flyer with local manager Bell, and tken left for Lethbridge where they will make a short stay. Colonel Mason, of Toronto, general manager of the Home Bank, of Cana- da, is also in town spending a day or two with Manager 3fanson and taking- a look at the many new build- ings and other, improvements made since his last visit. ;sing- the Scottish. Store, ! the Scot-smv.n who outbid ;.he I'. It. continuing north, through i-ekls to tho tov.i; Barons, this town is located on site that was bare prairie two now 'has some forty eicvators, and nuuiar- nus dwellings. From -here the "view is certainly ;'or miles in all direciions .stretch the iields of yeilosv txhoat j-uinding in ihr; dotted vith tlie Bright grt'on c.( the gi'O.cing. fall' '.vhc-a't with iiorc and there the smoicb the stcaui thresher, the tack cd to thc WL-SL by tho distant snow "o-.ered tops of the- Xo ouo could this magnifJcent Tix'tch oi country ihat {hry as Hue a as ever thc .sun shines en. Leaving Barons continuing north was reached, where was which vtas iaar. r? r c )ne of Unusua! in ton ring th not fail to this city. 1 Slacpht-rson, prcsi Jam s Elliott, Bank aro in thc v liorft a year and Tr TK-VV isfyins to all except the ivayor' and not backward in comment who asked nif but found ".one for deep apple 'he hi 11 of OPERATED ON THE WHIP. London, Sept. Taylor, Chief Opposition Whip in the Can- adian House of Commons, -has un- dergone a serious He is progressing as well as expected. This town bare prairie three months ago when the townsite was sold by tha C.P.R. at auction, some of thc lots selling- at over Vfc.; toid that, since tbc sale iots had ibcen-soid at still higher prices, one changing- hands for Si.900 and that, some were now held at Carroangay now claims ,.a popula.- i tion oi over 300 and there are over, ''thirty business establishments of all kinds, including- a bank, two hotels, j elevators, stores, restaurants, etc., i-'or a throe months' old towm tkey certainly have been some. j i Homing back a long run to the. j south brought us into ?.r.onarch, an. I older town in a ('ne district with ey-' cry evidence of prosperity. Then changes in thai uino. was mentioned that thf city place tho ciiy hall on the viiwrfi and Mr. Elliott did net hnsi- tote to deprecate such an idea. The square should as a park and if necessary UK- city Tiall could bo. erected across from tho squaw, was his .remarking as h pressed it that wo should benefit b the experience of older and larger cities whoro. failure provide park areas in the past was found to .a jrrcat Mr. Elliot remarked that thing around the city and district so prosperous and had such wonder- ful prospects that there was very lit- tle to express but entire satisfaction.. These gentlemen are now on tlr-ir trip from the West and have notice the re- I nurnt) r of tiie Gulf o.nd b-v.T. r. were, fis bv concerning, by prrs ions turned -out wen; plit.d with at ieast> At prey, nt a.nd business was not exceptionally -in now that the harvest ha-- garn-' it was