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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 20, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Plastering I ^ "* r Pitta and : Ofttfcfttriftal PliaUring In the Wilds of Keewatin. .A. SLADt, Lcthbridge. Estimates Olvcn. MONEY 'a: ft. fl.' .' ^ �� I -1 3^ -L- ��_!* 1 & r � i H - 'J \ - TP r* --..�o Is ptKvbftbly 'tho best infonnod man on Kcowatin ternHory nn district over which tho boundary dispn-U' tuu* we-cntly boon occupying public attention 1h In the city, nnd was intorviowett by a Fr�-*o Ppoha roportor l�st evening. His lordship has just corno through from Keliora to open a church �t Berwick. Bcoontly he was In Ualny River district nccompHshing a �ln*-��r pur|>o�5 at Emo, Bftrwlcfc w4U tho fourth Church he has opened this* year, the other two lxjing ftt La* du Bonnet and Split i-akc, on tho Nelson river. "All our work in tfw northern tx>r-tion of Keew�tin In among tho In-f the coast. Home of the river sides nre sparsely fledged with light timber. U is practically a sfeMMlAltKEM COUNTRY. within a twit of 100 miles of tha The west shores been HOMESTEAD REGULATIONS. ing, have been up there, tho geological surveyors have part of the way but they have never jbcen right through. 1 got somo of the Trout lake Indians to meet me at. Cat lake to conduct mc over the country. Trout lake is one of the largest missions in the north. We have fully 600 Indians in connection mt even timbered sectloa o oamtuioB ^^(th. I was at Trout Lako two ^JX^'TSTtSnS en, on the second I eon- m%f fee noutstc*de4 tor any p�rsoe who ia tbr | firmed 70. 201 communicants being o!�a�i4ofsf�ml^or�nfm�leoTeri9yeair�Jj>re9ent. There was a service every f agcta lk� tsttnt off ODcquincr section of j nJghl h, tho Wwjk ftnd tho congregation was never less than 850. The missionary is a fully ordained Cree. There wus only one European at the place, a Scotsman. The Indians in the north are an exceedingly nice class of people; they livo by hunting and fishing. Seventy per cent, can read in their own tonguw, being in possession of IHblea and hymn books. They join heart.ly In religlovis services. Not 5 per cent, of them understand the 'Engl-inh language. They will undoubtedly come into contact with the/white man in l+m. birt, It will be a groat danger for our miseions, as they usually come into contact with the worst specimens. In opening a country you get people of tho humbler class. chores of Hudson's bay. are flat until you approach within fifteen miles of Fort Church-hill. They are swnlnpy also and tho tide runs out five to seven miles in places. There is not n vestige of tree life. Rock crops out Ofteen miles south of the Fort. This formation is a continuation of the granite at Kenora, which runs north across tho Kelson, and height of land, forming later the bed. through which the Churchill river flows. The rocky ground extends to five miles north of tho Fort, after which the land aga.n hccohic* Hat for nearly 200 raises, until ft*|uimaux is reached. I have l>een over almos-t every inch of H. There is not a post, or mission station on tho Hudson Bay that I have not been in." Thu interviewer referred to the circumstance that Manitoba was claiming the country, and his lordship safd. "It (ihonld UHong to your province undoubtedly. Of course, the great idea in claiming that country t� sim-ply to get an outlet for 'Manitoba on Hudson's Bay. I am afraid there is certainly no possibility of growing g;raf\n in that region sk*rtinff the nhorea. W0 could raise no vegetables of any kind, of course, IOC. miles from tho coaM, you may probably raise potatoes, turnip*, etc., but there is no wh*at land whatever. By this I %\0 nol tn(?an to my that there are not small patches hero and there, j You might obtain on acre or two of arable land ly delving in among the ' 0l*n "At the inoutfa of the river," ho snid, "then? Is n wnnll, laml'lockcd basin, two miles ;it ;n Kenora. But |tnH ftnd a there is an uncertain amount of lum-i**""1** mi�ht �wko iXH w*y ber. which in r^arlv all small. ! through. Still it is bad enough in COUNTRY SWEPT BY FIRE. !*�n��ie�'. especially in a saiKng vea- sv\t which tvas the kiml of craft J "The country is tremendously burn- 'passed thorn in. tthen we entered the ed. Whfle I was pasaing through | atraHs, we ran into pack ice, a fog this summer there were fires right 'descended, and whin it lifted, we along. W'c spent days Paddliivg our'found ourselves OO utiles on th�i�th-way through humt country. There is cr side of the �tra.t�. no heavy ttthher. Of course there an j a.sture, and cattlowould have to be fed during most part of jtho year. There was sedge grans In 1 .summer. Musk oxen and caribou were to ho found. In the soft ami swampy ground tho frost never left tho ground; a few feet below the surface 'in summer you came upon ice. The bishop.s picture of the terri -tory was nor.e too alluring; AO below xoro in winter, barren, bleak and totally without resources to maintain any civilized community. Tho port at tho mouth of the Churchill would 1)0 a transportation point, with scarcely habitable country between it and the productive provinces, and, economically, the route might be a disaster. and have not. % Fire and Life Insurance Coal Mine Strikes. Barnes & Co. REAL ESTATE and GENERAL AGENTS 0ttkt�Scasod upon the recommer.dation Mackenzie King in his report upon the settlement of tho Lethbridge coal strike. In this report King points out that the conciliation not paused in l^OO while a voluntary measure had led to the speedy termination of many strikes and lock � outs. The act ot llKKi to aid in the (settlement of railway labor disputes Oi ihad had a very beneficial effect. Mr. King says: The purpose of parliament �in enacting both the concila-tlon and railway labor disputes acts might be considerably furthered were ice. Tho straits are fully twenty 'an act applicable to strikes and lock- j outs .n coal manes, similar in somo !of its features to the railway dis- It would np- do- When in need BEATING OR COO Call Mid see Our Stock and you nre sure of being satisfied milrs wide in the narrowest part, tho country 40U miles from lake Win-j and if you cant get through the nlpeg. * moving ice one way you can general- jputes act also enacted. "At Norway House a garden has j ly do so another. American whaler* j pear that If legislation ran bc been cultivated, but really there is have no difficulty in natigaHng thetn j vised which, without encroach n^ up- HicK Wahely In view of these facts, the interviewer raised tho question of the pro- no agricultural land. I have been j in June; ,tlu-y have **vn do.ng so for through the whole country up tho 'years." Hayes, dow*n tho Nelson, the Churchill and Soul rivers. During the summer mosojultoes abound in my -! posed transportation via the bay. rlads over the swamps. Wo crossed in the first 300 miles going from' HUDSON'S HAY RAILWAY Dinorwic to Trout lake 103 portages many of them over a mlW long. One ! was over nine miles and swampy." f \ I on recognized rights ol employers and employees, will at( the same time protect the public, would ho Jufttified in enacting Tho Lending Tinners, Plumbers, Steam ami Hot Water Fitters. Telephone 111*. the Htate any 'measure which will make a strike or !a lockout in a coal mine impossible. i JHuch an end K would appear might 1achieved, at U*ut in part, were 7 hate every faith in (he Hudsons (provision made whereby, ns In the ! three mllea and another jH(iy railway," his lordship said. "It lease of tho railway labor disputes nd most of them were|,8 |>oumJ %Q Como {n ^ CQUpM of\aat all questions in dispute might jbe referred to a board empowered to .... ... __ [conduct an investigation, under oath uas going through then, but 1 knew FRED. ROONEY, - PROP. ycats. ILVHDOU FACILITIES. There was great talk when I ahout When he proceeded to speak of the harbor facilities at Fort Churcnill, Bishop Lofthouse was more appreciative. Bank Montreal ESTABLISHED 1817 Oppocitti r. o 'Phone 98 Gluing Graining W. M. BAUBXa Pointer and Decorator Cafilci all MM �...................Wjmxm Rmrv*4 FmI......................Wjmm Btlaacc Prollt ni Uh.............. Head Office, Montreal PRESIDENT: RIOHT HON. LORD ITR4THCOIIA AMD MOUMT BOVAL. o. 0. M. 0. VlCE-PWEStDENT: aOK. SIR OROROK t. DB0MMOMD, X. 0. M. 0. r. s. CLOUSTOM. Oihiul Manaoih Carriage Painting a si KakominioR PapcrhanKing Brancnos and Agencies at all Uui principal points in Canada Also in London, Englai dt Now York, Chicago, Spokane and Newfoundland Travellers' Circular Letters of Credit and Commercial Credits issued for use in all parts of the world. COLLECTIONS MADE ON FAVORABLE TERMS Drafts sold svslUhle st all points Is United States, Europe 1 and Canada Interest allowed on deposits at current>etos /* AJf .V CALL ON Cot** Tiber, Afta., Jtm � vm noe to wm IV�IMiir�  specialty. ifoM Mtrkti ^ Lethbridge Branch tf. r. REEVE Manager rELEPHONE FOR ALL KINDS OF Fresh and Salt Meats Fish, Poultry, Etc. MIRON it was an utt�r ;tn|iossiblUty. I nave, however, always l>een a firm heliover iu the Hudson's Ikiy mil-wny. When the weal is insoplcd. a deiimnd is bound to 1� nwtde for transit to Huron's hay. Cut it would require an enonuous amount of money. Wo may also find -that it Is not ho difficult, to navigate the struts as we think. At present we know littlo al>out their navigation, because It has oevor heen tried to any extent. 1 doubt whether the scheme will he financially successful for many years to route. The railway, which you will run from tho north end of Lake Winnipeg or from Saskatchewan, will traverse country. Which cannot food a railway. The construction, however, will not bo costly, an there appears to be no considerable engineering difficulties. Of course, as to tho absence of any places to feed the raHway. the same objection might have been made to the strength of railway between Winnipeg and Fort William. *The next ilnancial difficulty-would be hn getting grain carrying vessels properly sheathed and equipped to battle with the ;ce. Then, as to the route it wouldn't be open 'for more than four or live months of the year, they wouki.be lying idle, probably." Hishop Lolthouae explained that the ordinary freight ship would be smashed up Hke a match-box if it collided with the ice. "I remember, ho remarked, "stnrAng on deck com-ing into Hudson's bay. and counting 32 enormous icebergs. Just like floating leviathans, three or four times tho holght of our topmast." AS A OltAIX HOUTE. "So you don't consider that it ought to be a grain route?" the interviewer queried. "I think it can bo utilised, undoubtedly, for tho short season, and that a very large amount of grain can be carried from Churchill to Liverpool, but thero will always be a certain amount of risk in navigation." His lordship added that a portion, of the year's wheat might be transported within the year. Navigation GOOD ACCOMMODATION FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC IXCELLENT CUISINE BATHS HOT AND COLD WA1C* RATES ,$1.50 A DAY such reference should no* no optional but obligatory and ponding investi - gation end until the board has issued its finding the parties would bci - i strained on pain of heavy penalty from declaring a lockout or atriko. In view of past experience and thu prcAcnt actuation, 1 would, therefore, respectfully recommend that tho at -tentlon of parliament bo invited to a consideration ot sonw such measure wfth a view of preventing a possiblo recurrence of an exi�rience such us this country has teen forced to witness during the past month." LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA Dealers say that those who have used Chamberlain's Stomach and Uver Tablets are cpdto loyal to them and can not 1� persuaded to take any substitute. Oct a free sample at any druggists and give thorn a trial and you, too, rill want*bent in preference to any other. They cure stomach trout las, biliousness and coftfltip.ition. ROYAL HOTEL TABER. ALTA. Irvine & Lemon, - Proprietors Rates $1.50 and $2.00 par Day FKEE BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS SAMPLE ROOMS IN CONNECTION A Iloand of Tradu has toon or-K�nfwd at Plnchor Crook with those officer*: Pres.. H. e. Hydo; Vice-ProsUtent, W..o. I^ynch; Secretary Tw��ur�r. A. O. Komrolt; Council. Dr. Wurnock. R. T. B�unfeni, J. E. Wood*, A. ii. Lynch-BtAunton,' T. H. Htaton. W. H. DobMe. New settlers on their way to locate in this district and who had ex -perienced some of the Macieod an