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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta THE BRAINS OF CANADA-No. 26 David Thompson, World's Greatest Land Geographer tylatfWho Mapped Oul All Canada From Great io Pacific i O'eean .Lies in a Nameless Crave in a Fur Trader, and Surveyed Country as He Traveled Round. A PAGE ABOUT PEORLE V Sidelights on Men. and Women inihe Public Eye; CAPT. 1NNES IS A ;By, AlVyijUU JWVKES. I wf a liistoiltial WL-; enter Jiirtb other men's lab- j fm' ora -and glvu UUlo heed to Opoch, ami who jwrvad his Umo and ,it Oljt. (lino with a devotion tlml has neither spor, nor wrinkle, nui- any Bitch thing" upon hla fame. Came to Canada as a Boy DAVID THOMPSON was a ncholuV In the Grey Coal Schi-ol hard Wvsi minster Abbny, to which he! what have (lonu for iifc. Often wo flo not know wlio our Uraio- fuctorg rive. They have given1 thoir hraina tihtl cndurnnco, to the prealer advantage of others than of themselves. The good they do in too oft intmVM Llioir lioncs. JL was that way of one of the tfreutcflt Can- adians, who ever from father was dead and his mo the; points, of view, the very yrcntcst. J mean .David -Thompson, wljo waa IjilHcd, unnottccU-in a nn.rneless wan aont In 1777 bocnuso hitt j indlgrcnt. feeven years -iftfirwards he ajjitrchticcd io the Hudson's Hay Company and sent to Fort Churchill. in Montreal, and'who is now saluted j He bad read of tfeogruphy, (Hulling, by our mosCcbmpQtent itutliority us1! tho tides, and the url of navigation "tho greatest practical land gco- j in the oldest of whifiU wus yrapher the world has produced." publis-tieil ll.'i yenrfi before he was 1 .say Thompson was a tu.lil ot Uioiiffh, perhaps, aoiiio people who, wufl forfeiting their own forbears, dls- I learn. fifteen ho Canadians who wove noi born j Churchill t vl on this soil, would dinputu tho fair- ness of the appellation. He spent all his life fo-Carioxla after he n lit- Hiked from i At SHVCII- hi1 spent u winter in an Indiiin i camp about twenty from thej present O'tlff-iry, whose chief. fin u-; fold'him stories .of hmv lie more than fourteen years old. He I IST rail j added'more to act-urn to i gunny Albertn. tie was one of tlu'! knowledge of this country than any j first white men to sen that region.} other Tnan of his age or Clinic, llln work is recorded on mu.p of Canada that la printed, because his a. hundred years ago In. some of. the remote At nineteen, durtnff n'Winter at Cum-1 berhuid House, hp learned to tnJu: astrbnoinic-al obHWvutions. He plac-1 etl the House In nurt.h Intitudd o3 (H1--j greew, minuter, 44 identical with the position It occupien j tho latest official oft-corrected. of our country have never been re- maps. Tyrrell hujs taken many iwatod, and there has been no need i servnllons where We should .not Know nothing- ot j especially in view of the instruments he used anil of his remoteness geography and period of travel from tied ted Greenwich time- From thut time Hll when lie brought his family tii Montreal, as one or the partners of the flourishing North-West Company, and he was only forty-two years of age, he tra- veled practically everywhere between cause the times in which he mouffnii J and can never, recur. History repeats it- Missouri .md the thev chQ e to Uatile counUj of tlji Pier in Infllinb Ihompson sill othtr mni uou snotigh because itio in few in uoultJ Unt, gppe of his 0c lift otntr n often t intnnntc Kpowledffc of tut Krgcli becuae of Jus c aoes not ;e the man He IMS juit -is tan sec th it though sreak unduly of first western o'hei ram irltnblr Qrn part of this continent of nil of which have bean laid doivn in gebffraphical i hplng now the of tweniy-stiven years. i Enlisted as a Soldier HOMI SON marrle (-1 nlotle fourteen jeus old m Ids increasing1, family, travel- ed much wilh canoes. lie brought them east in IS13. The war the Untied Stales was on and uuptiiro was narrowly n.vertcid arovmd thtt Soo. lie ftiillsied as first tct on hfc it-tiun io cljjit. zfttlon "rhoinpson it I tTfcbonne i Cjuobec, and in Lh. OnthrJo County of lie wop well off, but went into biifjinefey as (V land surveyor. Mis senior members of which had travel- ed' 'thousands of miles with IHni in ctinoes, la-reelj- increased. He sur veyetV the boundary between Camidu ....I.' the United StUes utcci the [burton Treat! fiom he poln wheic llSO tionnl iet.trii inal the inherent. which faces j.jnotion to imiiiy Our New the Duke of Devonshire, and thelnnd aei-enei- Duchess Snapped by Our Photographer at Exhibition Park Pocirj t implies bctutv _________________________UHl Hit d u ic nisUHU Jiid into I me nib and Jt ib pimiuil> to Htrcr-Ktli thls urt nd plwturt's tlie irilth inniitumand human naimt tbut peo- ple have turned in timea will Ltini in oonie. This volumo contains brief but in elusive- rccunlM fifty men and wo- men to whom sons has Many of their popm In tltt. are legemlun mil lands, but ih the "-vri tn ilaw of lalanco uy.whliili the llK'rt L-hu ii a raro ifood juclffi-or a. llowc. turns. iuMinetively fn.n, the terror Unit eoulnsion of Or.yaMMme hmmili hii: office was the nieictjtii'o oC his iniddny Jcisine. At night he would lit! KomewherB in tho county organiz- ing or for tin; war, and then Queen's Park over tiio compujiy with his cart to lh" absence of Mr! .FulMp, UHIIP of'Wr won't be home till moni- irn hay addressed over 200 war meetings of one sort and a.nothcr. and is for inort1-: He knows Pe'-l as well us IK- knows his own yard. It is beeaiiFts he so cffer- tiv :ly in Peel that he has becoui- secretary of the now organlzatit n whicli. in .Toronto, going to act is a trustee for the soldier who IK on the fiold. on the road antl on i he lintil ihc war. The iiaiuo broutrht from the Old Coun i mostly a. yood old Tory name Somewhere in the family closet there aru Napoleonic memories, and ivhen (the war arrived Innes UTT.S- liUu the .Lhaiffcr uliich sniffs the battle from two afnrH. Probably if he could be ill fi s tre indigenous healthfully C'un- with tilt untbUrU lore of oldci Uinitd i inismncli 'j'ne 1-1tn inflienccd uid it a form- ,me period of UK It lives. Amonff them, one vfuturas.-to think, there aro world volcea. A n cent rcadii t. sci c of Bh Uumui mo tha he must soon n honorable but imcei 1 a rcvivo the distant past he tain future. The Associated Kin a ConserraUve jLondon-liorn whose earliest peraifltsin thMiingnboui j infancy wns' blessed by Canon r, 'morning1, noon, and night. he willi the Ihc Of party politics, vehemence at one who has put Satan far from him: "Let the flnad bury ihfiii- dead War. liltL- politics, wlritugc bedfellows. He t.hat. is a. Grht, lot the way to J'udjje Jtiddull has become one of it legal guardians in LhiH metropolis So t.ho liiw a-nd the go-jpel and Kecrciary limes for its sponsors It mav. safely be confldod to a. patriolli deaen-insr, and persevering public. CapL Innes is no mere him bn n Grit'still, hut Int him notU-Ic camo to Toronto from Montreal, be to find In i.wheii. icsiclonco con vincr.rt him that tlw senior nativi just about decent i the junior Canadian, wli Tory. And vice .versa, That might be ith Uj simple io some peo pie. but aret thiough to Iho Pacific coast. Ko nwdern.sur- of that region Ind been made ga lar as was Kndrwn But the nmps sup pdeS bs the Government pWed to astonlshfngl-y accurate Whence wer6 they? David Thompion Made Them later began to inquire, and at found were the work of David Ihompson uf whom he had never heard and anfl -were transcripts from i big map of America in the poucMfon of the Ontario oh' this puge, be reproduced on so small H. scale, tti 1134? -been necessary to thej lines, which has obliterated many of the finer features of 1 hompeon s pen w orK rttig'-ird It also at the onh map of 'the Canadian the time Thompson and you have some Idea of what IIQ did-for Can id i in geographj When you rc-mcmbei- (hat., except for one year, Thbmpiiuii WKST only in- eiderUill a (he fur trading- for liia his i, i tiry: contributions, to tho sum of human i aiised. For twenty- elsht years he carried the same He hullt alj of houien tor winter stop ping- pluses and trading: posts. When ho went .out -OIL .his flrdt''exploratory rlthes that are embedded m tlie run iiing: commefttiry of life m the M, wt bot'cei 1734 ami. 18U. would be like trvlnir to Pick i ICT, of the Atlantic -The most precioin part of tho book Is the second It illuminates life In southern British Columbia as nothing else has done HlsloncaJlj i. new is the latest cable from feQlouiki Some of the oilier material j Sealing with east of the- mountains would hive been newjl the bo ok had li an froni Chbichlll to Lake lie. had 16 mako hir 'f nf! own canoe, and -took with Him two ment as well fortv ho ebooka Indjan6 a fl8i, net small u! surveys and and human ob iquautlt> of ammunition and the mode the aker' and seMnn ixhith ,ut ot 1.., Coin Hospital legs stipet h is been Hei sis tern are Sirs. Sheldrake, who is housekeeper for Uady Slplvin Jones, and Mrs. T. B. Tote, QladsVonc avenue; Wife of an officer of the'Can- adian' Northern Railway, would have until nnntu became on independent n_iilh no shackling colonial At the moment tint MICII Laeol-i.atlon and A Smart Reoly who wouldut when such a paroBroph as this npropoa hlo orrlial at the mouth of he Colum "m which has been cntireli tiaAelled bi inj other man but he Thus I fullj completed the survej of this part of America from se i to and by almost in numerable astronomical onsen allona said to him: "What! :Do philosophers' love returned the sttholar, 'Db'.ybtt think, my lord, that the good things; 6C-this world were made onl> for the two bcotts. were ambitiously the chords And to dai Can wuons iScno doubt of tben nilional m lonomlpnce ire pioudci th ui ot In That waa ttien tue groat lo-ie area.t unknown land H was Andrew Russcil Assistant Commissioner of Crown lands tor Uilu Proi-lnce, who put Tvrrell on the irail of David Thompson which lie fdllowed for thlrU years In bis leisure time The great eeographei is memorialized. In the noble book Just published bs the Champlain So Uety tno body ot which wis written bi Thompson In his olfl age and the heBlnnlng ot contains the onls c oninrehenslvo eketch of him. evor written, ut will as a le vinlon of the pamphlet which Tsrrell wroto m 1888 gU the bare details of. travels between Churchill and 4sto-la and Lake Athabasca and Montreal from 17So U the old Bishop Stmciuu on College street now a aoldioifa liospital the matron Is Allsn 9haw As ft child she was told vorj little about her ifraniUnlhei Thanks to Tsrrell she nas learned hoW altogether splendid was the old man whose light went out In poverti .ind dm kneio fcho 'as been heard to sa> that sho bows in revcrcnco before hla n uiie because of what ho accomplished Tho dlsllncUon of blood which belongs to her -nakcs only a little -more intense Ihe grati- tude that surround a ffreat name, wherever Us dignity is appro hended Slio lias Inlierlteil somo of Ihomnson's mortiilllv His immor laifty pone Into Cnmdian lifei nil knowledge Beouise of It men l "3C u'rl1 re anfl Ime bv sciiool of freslnioss spon ciarwer nnottv oricimlit> of theme and tootl d stlnc of -iny that tnt Iitoniv people The cl Itlciwn tl at of the loeti-y of our day seems to have tarn ,ed itaolf m obscurity is not appli cable to tho of Canada though much of it is WehU imttgin ithe and dcscuptlvo and sometimes. piofoundH rrflcctne the work of anadian poets of obscurity ol tistlt, utterance ovcentlonalls irclcrfsness m- u Lme of natuic ha GAVE HIM A SCARE THD foliottlng Jf. told In le BJI d to Si George Held V P.. who is an mnn. weigh- considerably over 200 pounds. lit Ins tipaciU o' High rommissioilei Coi Australia, ne nis one dm MSlt Ins ot Ulc Commonwealth cruis is in Sldncs Hillboi aid iftei din nir hoi commiiulei Tvlio wai> TJI un usimlK -Jimll man suggested that Sir Ocoige olioulil sleep on thougnlfulh surrendeicil un for (lie t> Hi guislied guest. momms at an ouh Iwin when the captain mimllV rose tlia latter's sailor semiiit, who knew inrt own w w !n tin natuir of. a ffrowl and the touified Bailor lie- ceiMilg avei book which -uithoi ind leader mas well be rods nublishor ind leader mas well liioud to h i e tl" inloiest 1 hi mnk up ot (hi CK is in hciiutiful .111 P of tin piluurs an I bilKlei H irl Ml held i ,igantic 'Isuie Imnmt, thi. bed clothes Droiwlng the "UP of coffee lie nish-d to the ships si pvclluin. -10! tome to the ctpt un i. Jlc speech ess swollen to ten times nnlnnil. I_________ SERVED AS PRIVATE APTAIls MP the Diill-ih Huge Graier al .applied foi ii commission when 1) oli out but llthouth onlv hr tt 11 told In? loo old 1I-- UK ci pon enlisted ni a lit and. appeare-1 in Uic ricinn of Commons in the uniform of a hil 1 the iic romroiisiomd is U Hi lomnn ire ir a ull foi hi soi-u won 'k and last irlr lit- fiont till h H itnlM U. S. Ambasaador to Gefmanj AMBS.SSM3OR liter spending; a short in ttie 1'nited States, which, incideutallj was punctuated with frequent "diplo- matic" conferences, sailed- Jor, Copen hagen December 5th. anfl will arrive in Berlin in time to have his Christ- mas dfnmi T icept for this trii period of rest Ambassador Gejuvi has been ron.stantly at his post, guid ing the l nited States safe1 tlu lousiest diplomatic loads evei en countered'. to assist, in department of whicT he IK now iiead. Capt, Cassell, hav ing In en i urn ate is wel fitted to hold. thi5'office of Judge Ad- vocate Cenoiai foi exists foi th< protection of the private soldier, anf it is his special function to rov.let the sentences general aud dis- trict court" miiuial md only on b! ulvlce can a be confirmed ;