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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta I AUGUST Xft 1920 THE LETHBRID6t DAILY HERALD HIRTEF.N; is Punishment Meted Out P.v-0nev Tribe in Central Africa Says Explorer (London Mr. Johu Hoscoej leader of. tho Vlackia Ethnological. Expedition, In letters just received, gires tha latest lews ol his investigations in Centril tumbled, thea the body laid cm him and he was burled alive. Such Is the punishment for murder, but still k goes on. One night I met a man with spear wound being carried home. He had an argument with u friend about a goal, do the' friend thrust his spear through his thigh from from to back. A little liter S heard cries, near my camp, and next morning discovered the cause -irss due to a wife having ifrics. Writing from westerly part ol the Uganda. Protec- torate, mountainous country bordering ,Ruanda and the Belgian Congo, on lacuary 18; These people are too much at en- tity among themselTW to'enable me to do more than get a general outline, 1 Surrey of their methods and liros. They live on the sides oC tie moun- tains, which vary In height from !eet Iq feet, they culti- vate large areas of land and uui'le left for their larga hords .of fattlo and Socks ot sheep. 1 hoaed to have found.-. biles here, but I find Jxccyt in the forests over In'tie Congo Jistricts. These Bacbiga-'are' a Tflry Einlamcd. people, who coining iboul rule; each its own aiaster, and of Oil next village If they can find them ilone. a family living In the one ni'jloauro where a mail has brought, lay, and they hare children" by ,iho one husband, it is that.the children dp not recog- Bize Uiosa'of tie other" wires irolhers. This IR ono ot the first in- ttanccs 1 have found such a state 111 When a wife dies, leaving imall 'children, the. care them de- on the elder children and their father, ..and sometimes they have Sard struggle for existence, arid .even 'IIo :uncarcd for by their stop-mothers, Kliri VIIK near them. The 'Jnigratlou of the pastoral poo- I am seeking undoubtedly tu.. I hanrod .bAcauRO she had a agreement with her husband. The life is wild, weird, full of tragedy. Iu the zaldst of lovsly scenery with crater the north, and in my future tours ncaring the spot whence they irri and from which they Some of the Hiranda, Bahima, UK! branch tribe of Ruanda are very aush IIXo the Somali tribe, while their is rich in r's arid aspirated another dated February 12, tieaHng with thd same district, Mr. ThV. mountains are wonderful in icon'e'rv-j thoiish the climbing was at ;severc. The general height of IhG.-rrioun tains I crossed was to feet. The average temperature rat 50'deg. in the morning, but I Was ( tho hot season, otherwise to run down lo 35 deg. or leas. The jeopfe aro semi-pastoral, a fine sturdy almost nude, who do not seom to nim! the cold. They are a disunited, KM, set. t'itcii. murders lafce place, while ishts and spear wounds are common imijililtlo Ihought about. Ono man '.-me there had been two murder Iri.-'w clays before. The murderer ki'.'l been caught, found guilty, and by i relatives of the murdered man he I did not enter Ruanda, but took notes from some chiefs I met The district ecnuniBsioner asked me not to go because of cerebral spinal sickness, which, might, carry off soine' of my Keeping -among seeing people la Uwlr most primitive condition. Writing from Fort Portal on ary 16 Mr. Roscoo says that In pass- ing along the plains from Lake Ed- rard the thermometer stood at SS deg. F. la his tent at 8 o'clock In ths even- log, and continued so during the night. The days were Intensely hot from 10 o'clock to 4; even the natives would not trnrol tiien. There was so much sjnoko from the grass fires that he had not seen Lueiizorl (Ruwen" though not moro than five mfels dis tant The amoke from the grass fires (he rrites) Is and has been so dense for several weeks tliat the sky Is covered and the surirseldom as for, the mountain not exist. It' IS worse than being In the black country, because the fine dust from the grass Irritates the nostrils and throat. My route from here is to Lake Al bart walking, then' a steamer carries ine to and--I hope a motorbUL to I. shall he .there some three among1 the pastoral Ban- yoro. OTTAWA SHOOTING OTTAWA, Aug. 21 are tho scores in the GovernoKJenerars prize, second stage, 600 yards. Ten shots at 30ti'yards, 15 shots at 600 yards. Possible 125. Possible two stages, 2V0. First four, prizes restrict- ed to members of" His Majesty's forces: Gold medal and (200, Lieut. J. A. Stwle, C.A.S.C., 215: 25, Hergt. Forbes, 103rd, 208. Other .winners were; J10, B. Fleming R.A. 206; Brig.-Oeneral J. Duff-Stuart, R.O. 206. __ Lieut. Cameron. landers. 304; llajor R.' njair. 7jiid 203. 56, CajL Manden, W.L.I, hound hand and foot. Near tfce-LIeat.-Col. J. Keen, ______ of his victim a grave dug.Johndr6.'104th, 201; Sergt. T. Ausear, tato which first the criminal was 103rd, 301; Capt.'F. Martin, 103rd Three Dead in Bush Fire m N. Manitoba VVINNIPEO, Aug. persons are dead, 20 homes were destroyed and a hew school build- ing was razed by bush fires which swept through the of Mul- vlhill, 96 miles jmrtri of Winnipeg, and today. The'dead are.the wife, mother and father of George Crops throughout a wide region have been destroyed by the names which have 'been burning clowfy for several wteKs. High winds during the last two days fanned them Into greater force and vol- unteer fire fighters were unabls to check the spread 'before the Village was endangered. in civil flying mado by .the various countries of the world Eluca the armistice Is discussed In a detailed report just made by Sir Frederick Syites, Controller-General of Civil-Avlation'in Great Brtain.. Despite the fact that Germany, Aus- tria and Hungary, are forbidden, under the terms of peace, to manufacture or import aircraft engines, the report points out that these countries are in process of nrganlzing departments of government to deal with civil aviation. At the present lime. Sir Frederick says, there are twenty-five air trans- port companies in Germany and the number is Increasing monthly. Shortage of fuel and the general chaotic economic situation is retard- ing .aviation In the re- port Belgium has organized an. Air Ministry and has established air attaches In Paris and London. The government, III Is said, bas appropri- ated frolics for development ot flying in ihe Belgian Congo. .Great progress is recorded for France, which has. air attaches in all the chief capitals of the world, whose duty study'..the..aviation, in var- ious countries. France, lie says, has acquired five aerodromes and 24 landing grounds for tho use o( civilian flying and is also planning lo connecl all her col- onial possessions by airlines. Italy1 has appointed '16 air attaches in as many countries, says the report, and is spending large aums of money in order to keep-herselt In the front rank of aviation development. Alex. Methla ot Arnprior, had his leg "broken when his team took frlght.-at the, whifflatfee .dropping when the draw' bolt was 'pulled; 200; Sergt..Il McCailurn; and Hi R., F. Richardson, ICtb. 200. 55, Sergt. Thompson. W.G., 199; Corp. A. Shea, 10th, 197; Lieut. Black- burn, W.R., 197; Private A. CapMn, sixth, 196; C. Bremner, Virden it. A., 196. BRED HORSES FOR CANADA' SEELY SMILED AT DEATH BUT HE FEARS CIGARS Lean, athletic and clcaji-shaveo, a roraarkahle combination of the sold- ier, statesman aud politician, is Major- Genera! the'Ut. Hon. Johu seely. rho tie Oaaadian cavalry corps from 1915 to 191S and who is coining' to visit Canada soon. One of the t most personally reck- less commanders in tho entire British army was Seely- Seeming to court death he yet cecaped without a scratch. In the' early uiys when the Canadian cavalry in trenches the general, going forward to inspect, fre- quently rode horse within range o( the enemy snipers. Dismounting, he would then make MB way to the trenches, much rsorc 'utcut uu uuBcrv- Ing the surrounding couutrj- thaa lo eeetcmg shelter from Hun bullets. Petked Over Sandbags But ft was in the aclual front line that his actions sent cold Bhivere through the men. Hero in broad day- lljht he thought nothing of mounting the Sre-step..amL .head and shoulders ei-pbsed; 'Into No' Maa'i "I say, he would remark'on such occasions to his yoimg aide, from Toronto, "just hare a look at this. Xow I wc-nder If tho Boche has ma- chine gun emplacement etc. So the poor aide was required to expose his head as a target, loo. Seely ihough direct observation beat the per- iscope. Rash as his actions may have been, such displays of cour- age-won this'soldier, who had scarce- ly set fooj In .Canada, tho respect and confidence of tha entire Canadian cavalry brigade. A Jolly Host At brigade headquarters in a Bel- gium farmhouse :at Neuve Egllse In September, 1915, ;a press representa- tive met General Seely. Night had fallen and tbo ..blinds were closely drawn when a tfarty of correspondents entered tho.old red brick dwelling and eat in around a dinner table lighted with candles stuck in bottles. The line was less than aimile distant and be- times, (he boom guns shook the windows in their sashes. Seated at the head of his festive hoard on an old kitchen chair the general made a jol- ly host, bubbling over with stories and ane jdotes au.d as different from the starchy professional soldier of tho old school as could be imagined. See- ly is a cigar smoker aud after dinner ho passed around a fine brand.made especially for himself. Dehorning Cigars you evdf try lighting them this he asked tho visitors. "Lord showed me. If Joe Chamberlain, VW a dozoii a day, had done this he would have liv- ed ten years longer." With 'that Gen- eral. Seoly stuckxhls Cigar h'e'ad in a candle flame, carefully burning tha edyes of the cheroot' until a sooty patch formed in all centre. "The-nicotjne is all centred he can smoke it with- out harm." WbayfeJ-Jhe truth.of this theory, the cigars were most 'agree- able. come lines by invited General Seely, as out of the candle-lighted farmhouse with Its tile floors lie led his visitors out into the silent hlaolmess of night, just behind 'the. trenches.' Veerey- lights waxed and waned 2cr miles along the battlefront pow there, Bilent'ly, like ghostly. wtll-V-tho-wisps. Night at Nsuve Egllse camo inilow tones from a sentry. answered tho general, stepping up to challenger. A moment later, the'-visitors wore standing in the eleventh century I church of'Neuve Eglise, which had been battered lo a rootlet1; ruin by Hun artillery. It topped a hill aud was unapproachable' by day. Helow it stretched tho haltlo' front, Its gloom [ilorccd alternately by star sliell or of night finite gun. 'Don't speak above a i warned Genera! Seely. "The least vi- bration might shake down loose bricks i from tiie Out in the little churchyard behind the edifice an electric torch wag pro- duced and guardedly turnetl upon several new crosses. Beneath ay Canadian dead.' My old sergeant-major of the Srrathconas lies said Col. Archie Maccionnell sadly, as General Eccly led tho way buck. Preceded Kitchener Son oj a ric'r very wealthy himself today through coal mines. General. Seely was for the law. Called to tho bar'in 1SS, ho also .entered -politics, Bui 'the.'Boer war took him to Africa, where JIG won his he was.' M.I', for tho Isle of Wight. He became under- secretary for war in 1512-11, vacating for Lord Kitchener. Oddly enough, both Seely and Winston Churchill Unionists ot one time, breaking their old chief. Joseph Cha'rjirjsrlaln, becau-n'o his efforts to have tariff protection lor Driliah industries, and became- Liberals'. Soon his eldest'sou In the war General Kcely retired from, the Cana- dian cnvatry command, succeeded hy Brigadier-General I'olerson. of Win- nlpfjg, and returned to England tu lakVfchnrgo of the air forces. PURITY DUALITY ECONOMY With the increased cost of labor and materials due to war conditions, it is not reasonable to suppose that a really first class baking powder can be made and sold at the old prices. Rather than sacrifice the quality of we found it necessary to make slight increases in price during the war period. Even though Magic Baking Powder may cost a few cents more than the ordinary kinds it is still by far the-most economical baking powder on the when ptirity. strength and leaven- ing qualities are taken into consideration. Contains No Alum t o ELEGY ON THE FATHERS A Hot Weather Medley at Henderson Lake. K1WANIANS TO GATHER drive around the city, and t IN BRANDON MONDAY, Uncl dance in the evening. a fi S at Montreal, on board horses and ponies for tho of Wales' Stock new Calgary, Alta. beJontfngr to the Prince of Wales, about to leave the hold" of.tne Ci P. S. Montcata, Captain Landon, of the Montcalm and Professor Carlyle Where erst tlie giddy merry round- about With horses bold was wont-to scream its n-ay No more Is heard the gay and lively rout Of happy childreu at their evening play. i Surrounded by the silent Saragossa sea Of slimy weeds the City's navy broods Upon the unhappy waters; while the forked tree Within the hear cage dreams of Joy- ous moods Of other days when yet the grizzly cubs Did stale its limbs; until they dived below To other realms; some say they join- ed the subs Thai sport with mermaids far remote and low i Beneath the waters where the weeds j do grow And spread, their branches ere they The limpid surface ol the waters stow And deep, and all festooned with lovo. Embosomed in canoes that seek tlieir ways To seldom spaces where a paddlo dipt With good and true intent may yet up- raise Its shinlifs blade without tho craft uptipt By'hidden ropes of vegetation green. Battening upon the City's sinking fund Tliat now the habitat whereof wa ween Disclosed at last among tilings mori- bund Stands forth revealed among the bears and horses As things gono out ot sight but not of mind. For, whtlR the stars hold on their courses There still remains for us the bitter rind To chew; and foot ihe bill of ever- mounting (axes, The wliilo we'piu such queries ag may hap Within our minds whene'er the brain relaxes To wondor where may fall the next suceeding tap. Peeping tue erstwhile house Oi motivu power For those departed aleeds, we wonder why The motor ptands unused, and the Tjower; A spectacle but for tbo passer-by, Inert the engine and tho building lie; Unmoved the Jf.M.S. Kradlca.tor. The symptoms point the moral that all things die For lack of ugo; mayhap very street cars follow later. BRANDON, himdiwi! Mistaking the toy for a covole delegates from all parts of c-cniral Hanlus is alleged to have'shot western Canmia will jjaiher in killed eight-year-old lad don on Mniiii.ny to attend1 the Kiwanis 'ho mine'.of Psgeneweyler, with a Cluh conventiun which opens jit 9 a.m. Winchester rifle, six mites Dclegr.lea from as far-west as Cal-1 south 111 Angleslde, in northern Sas jgr.ry eastward from'Poit Arthftr! kalchawaii. are expected. Monday morning's, ..-_____'.____________ session will be featured by a number i There have been a number ot rjurjv Important addresses. Another I lurles. at Perth two local yoiins business seseion will.bii heid in Ihe I afternoon to he followed by an avc held1 on Eusup'ciou by Palate Will never quarrel with "Salada" Then Agaia--the Strength in infusioa is Abun- dant and the' Purity is Absolute. Black Green' or Mixed 1 eft.; I Preserved and Sold only in J Sealed Air-tight Packets. James 1'oiinil was killed by a 0. T. train near Donalda, Alta. Tims. Alrlh has tjeen appointed (ire chfcf for lienfrew at a salary ol 300 a yrar. Penibroko ralypaycre TvfH votp on a by-law to jmrcliase lanrf for parV and fair purpoaos. Safeguard valuable home of ijours can never afford to let your home deteriorate for lack of paint. Lately prop- erty values have risen so high that the cost of a of paint is a trifling expense for the safeguarding of the home; With this knowledge there is a more complete under- standing of paint economy and a belief that it pays to use 'dependable paints, even if they coat a little more per can than the ordinary kind. is every can of it over the signa- ture of the maker. There is also printed on it th'e.basic formula which ensures permanence ;and capacity." In spite of the'rise .in' cost of materials, Brandram's B.B, White Lead similar quality ingredients are used in lhp same liberal quantities as in the very earliest days of B-H manufacture. B-H "English" Paint will never be allowed to deyi- ate from its original standard of quality no matter how conditions may influence other manufacturers. There's too much at stake in the wonderful B-H reputation to risk its pres- tige by even a slight departure from the famous formula which gives it such "body" brilliance, durability and all-round satisfaction. For Sale by WELLINGTON BROS. 'I' I IK MCiOHATOIls Sherlock Bltlg. 7th St. S. MEDICINE HAT ;