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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta EKiHT C. E. Denay, the Only I.iv- iag Siniutory, Living on a Farm in Northern Alberta (Winnipeg Fros Prffj) CopL C. E. Deany, ol lie Hcyal Northwest and tho only living member of the party met tho Indians at Blade- lool'Croulnr la 1S77 t-d negotlalc-d tie. treaty by which ibe. red moa ro UnquUhcj Cie claim" so the land over IvA .ten-in? ihe o( the I'oliro to the wesi and events. This estl'.livl, of Ihe Plilns." acj gives a rtuntry dirt siic'j .i-oicip o'. ln'Jlou; ccnereffalo lof'elhcr. NUITKSHJUJ Dlff'cultltl lo Ovtrcomt "Iv look Borue dnji before every- thing ready io ou summary of Iho dayB when Edmoa-. o[ alt the tribes, ion wai lltlie else but G -Ornwf'i __ .7 ___I. ____ VTUWll of law ai'.d order and the of the pralrii Iracl from the the" ouffilo In rtallly from the adrrnt ot that fearless ds- Uchnent of tie H- .V. W. M. P. tar baci: li 1S74. Prtseut-day of such mod- ern cities as Calgftry or llegtna will t'l ablo to sather a lalnt Idea ot what a ttr call It Is 1" those parlous days of tf.c v.hcu It Biy I'Oat- In those (lays mall H-RS received at only very long intervals, and ihf police would do almoFt (vny- thlnc thort ot mutter to hasten tho eaftriy looieil OT letters. Capt rvuny relates one Interesting epi- sode o( the life 01 1574 when he al- most lost hk iite In hli anxiety lo bring in the mall tor the detach- ment. After their arrive! nt Fort MacL-oit ID 1S7J the police had had no mall for practically six moulhs. On Ihe day before Vear word loam About Ettt loiernor mi ol- ol tho fores diy to irounds, old jealousies between, not the prvllmlDarlci. mni morel only dltfertnt (rib-, but dltlercnt lu cl making a treaty would hive lo abandoned. Oa more than one occu- lon Ibe Indians were on the ol moving their oiinpa and .leaving 'the thin once. It loohod is It'all chances dlvlJuils, had to U ad.tuslcil and th's ihown by the ourumUsloMri vis tiaronil Ul "Howerw, alUr about a of talk and the iermi of tie and tin wut da? Mt for c of tit tntljr ly dMfK- chkti and II. to all lallaai Ihe i Pan TIB.) reached Macleod thai a bull had atrlTBj at Fnrt u, mil" iUtant, hrltijIOB brgo Is stucd thai Ihtre lj today only onojRrnoant of mall (or_ (he police, lULng of the famous Irasiy ot 1S7J irlth Iho Indians el Dlaclfoot i not cipected to reach for a week. The anxiety and usbcr In of let- ihirh the? hid been to roitu, vis recently la Castes. One ty one ihoso iiloacers I caaeraess ot the pollco to sad while there routed many Inter- ol early diyj who fought and; the Kew with a supply rirtlcciera ot the eaiiy 1 those political Imiwrts i lers and periodicals train (heir I of the Itmous 'Hlderj of tho Plibu." I Irom across tha border, the whiskey trlcrrfs. sweethearts aad relatlres In lo a of tho Journal. trader, (o ths BrMl bo-1 the eiit and In the old country can- In recionlns the history of any road. AH told fete a scant not bo Inaglne-d In these days of n- counlry, torlv-Qve yurs Is not dozen or Bfleen commlsjloned renrs-llild trentlt, when tho receipt ot a lot a groil lapse, of time, In j saatat'vM o: Ills Majesty Trho r'lolej ler from far-distant tiolnts la force on Its loci IMS: a few days' time Is a mailer of small moment. Captain Denny asked por- littlo These were DO fearless wear- ers o( the scirlet and gold, tho red lino which established ihln mission to rldo down and bring up and j the mall. Colonel MacLeod, .vho brJer la these admnced pests ol clvt- In command, was very backward ern land coul-I nlniost Trrltc tho "year one." It Is truo thai the whKe.man country such fis wwlern Canada it is harfelns tacX neons0of lime, for with the coming of tbs flrV. detachment of the XortnwesL Mount- ed I'olice lo Siskslchewan nnii Al- ._-------------------r--------------. bcltn bars In 1S71. iho hlrtorlans ivho'ilatlon (ar back In the seventies. It; In emmlng the permission, as a lone chronirle ;he haiipenLnv6 in iils Ttest- -n-as tte comalstloned members of n-.an IravelliDR such a shcrt the force trbn slsned Ihit nl-torlcel distance as thirty miles In those days document with too represen'otlves of wns llabln lo meet irlti grave dan- ihe twenty or ihlrly thousand Illack- igcrs. Erenluilly the colonel gave feet. Bloods. Sarcess Slonles la. and the hero o! tils storr started Orces who roamed the Alberta! out on n lough lltUe natlro nony. and Saskatchewan plains and rf lie had not gone more lhan a (ow ihass onlr Captain C. E. Dtnny Is I niiles when in tae j uiiiJu very suddenly, accompanied by Uvfi on Homeittad 20 degrees below zero' weather and The oH Inspector o! Ih'ola regular northwest bllnarJ. lie RX.W.M.P- Is llvlne today on his turned anrand to come bici, but honicstaaj near Collnlcn In the Lac found IL aosolutely luiposslble, (-S Ihe la Hlche For oil ol hla seven-1 wind and snow struck his race with (y the veteran Inspector is as blLidlns force and It WES Impossible bright today as the proverbial dollar to teep his eyeltdi from (reeling to- and recalls with astonishing Koursey gether. and no little .detail events whlcU E'jfftrtd from Cold transpired during the memorable ]n bls narratjTO Caplalu Danny march-of the Mounted Police In 1SH nothing for ft LIT! the subseciuent happenings ,o on lne y .Interwovejl with, the early history to tle horse I8-sine me during the ol the west The, captain, who was ,rifgM Forl which lay Tlsllor. lo Edmonton list week. halr TaJ. tctweeiL 1 had a _.m? s. SMmeiteid In the north warm bujalo coa( on bul try but spends practically all his time ,ered SeEping my- In the summer a; a fire ranger In Ihe from bv ggLllng off now and Ihen aud taking a run, but this I could not keep up for fear of losing :hc troll, and when It got dark 1 had to stick to tho saddle, to ihe pum- mel of which 1 lied the reins, let- ting the horse tnSe hla own road as I could Gee nothing and did not know Gloves as Gifts are doubly welcome when ihey are Acme Gloves! Men appreciate iheir imart _ap- fil and excepi- ipnal wearing qualities. GheAcmc Gfwca joverumeDl employ the Alha- For the last lirtn'-r years or more Lhe (Bllura ot the Tarlouj govern- ments of Canada to provide tor the of tbla famous force by pep- iions or oLher meats has been a live tqplc ot discussion, anfl a soro point the old-timers irho serred back in the 'TO's and en the-Teterans of the Boer rctcrnod Cinsda they were feted and banqueted and enlertalned. They rc ivilh. land IB this 'couatry tiiown as and nothing -was too good fcr Cana- da's representatives. The iGCcnt war'iiad .Ihe return Lhe thousaada oi-reterana has bten a signal, for. s.-, repetition of this out htrst of .patriotism and g rat etui thanks, .only on "a much larger scale. Can Jtjje wondered 'that the Mounted ice" ve te r'a na who h t In the rebellion nnrl gave Ihe best of their lives loward'jiic mating of this new country, harbor" a- feeling of resent- ment and soreness Tvnen they consid- er- Ihe paucity of what haft been done on their behalf? The newly 'organiz- ed local bra'nch of the Veterans' asso- ciation of ihe'K.N.AV.M.P. may be cx- Viected-to thake-a. keen fight lo' gel a final accounting ,for snch men as Capt: Denny, In this Issue, -vrhlch has I'eeu hanging fire for almost a score of years. Is. Author of Book Capialn is the author ot a Ihe country. for me the Notice TD Farmers .Who may have Vegetables, Dressed Poultry, Veals, SraaB Hogs, Beef and Pork, Eggi or Batter for Sale. Giro us a. trial..We need all .this and will pay lie riiht price lor SILVER GRILL N: H. MURRAY "i __ Is a good see About disposing ol your PELTS and FURS A strong market prevails at present. Get our any quantity. CO. IN HJDCS, PELTS AND FURS PHONE 442 ADDRESS: STREET V P.O. BOX 5 horse had been 'bred ID" that and was wucder fully inLglHgont. 1 could not go faster than a walk "and hour .after hour went by with us sLIU pi odd lag along and sLorm still con- tinuing. About mtdDight It bright- ened up a little and I szw te Tore me a, stoep hank, at the" bottom of which I supposed to be the. rifer. He-were r, there was nothing tor it but lo go ahead, letting Lhs horse go where he pleased. H thickened up agala and for un hour nothing was risible until 1 found myself suddenly surround cil by Hghtrd wlndowE. The horse had WElked In the gate of Fort Kipp wIihouL my knowing- it and stopped in the middle of the square. It was lurty T let him hare his head as' T most probably should have been frozen to "dealh hail he. become lost The blazing log flreg and the good meal which was quickly prepared were a Tvtlc.ome sight and soon pul my blood In circulation." Two members of Ihe Mounter Police force left Fort Macleod earlier in (he saroc day on which CapL Deoriy left for For! >Vhobpup became lost In the and were frozen to death, .a. grim reminder, as the narrator slated, of what, he 90 narrowly mlsacd. The search -parly which went out to look for these two men discovered the tracXd of the horses and found where they, had led the -animals round and .round In a circle until cihausted and then hat laid down -lo die. .By Doy Sled Then In. Lheje days ono may traTcl from Calgary 'to Kdmor.lon In luxury la a .matter of seven or eight hours. There -no -such- niotlc-of travel' hi1 th i seventies and a trip between these i.cltlea wag fraught with the grcatcs hardships. Capl. Denny relates Lha In the spring of '75 'and '76-Colone Maclcnd, who iuen In charge the Il.N'.W.M.P. In wealern Canada and 'Colonel Irvine, started to' Ei raonlon from Calgary with two do; elelgha, two half-breed drivers at companvlng them. Pemmlcan wa all the food lobK w.lii them and (he snow was so deep they ha lo walk most of the -way. On-thcl return Joaracy Die" trip wag mad with Iho temperature hover In around Ihe thirty below Tho had no tent with" them and aa not poHtary habitation existed tietwee Calgary aud fMmontou, [he hard- ships of this trip 'ran well Jm- agined. The Big Treaty. The signing of me treaty with Iho Indians Ihe bte event of 1377 Tho rlvor liotlom at the Hlackfooll Crossing, where Ihe Ireaty was hcW, h of great extent, being some three miles long ty about (me in width. i The location wai Meal for Ihe ihou I sandg of Indtanu. who congregaled, I there being plenty of wood along j river antl good feed for horses on llm open bottom lleelf. Tho Indiana rinckcrl lo tho rendezvous, find IL Is esllmatcd that there were nearly a lodges on both ofKes of (he river. They arrived with large sup- plfes of buffalo meat, this be- ing (he Inllans' chief Hem of susten- ance. Their handa of were In thousands and covered the u'l'tbuda lo (he north and soulh ol iho making an JmprMHlvc Bight. Thft fol- lowing Is Captain Dcnny'a Jc.icrip- tlon of thn treaty signing, un laknn from hla original manuscript: "Ths Incessant tiOIac EQln% on, from the howling of courtlier lo a pcrfretual drumroJng In different fanin', night and flay, there nlwflya bolng cither a dance In progress or some medicine being mado nTor the or Incnntallong for eucccssTul hunts or war H was a ftfghl only sncn .once and noycr 'aealri In Ltils WE SELL VICTOR RECORDS The Willis Piano Co. 7O7 THIRD AVENUE eWTH A Gift that goes Straight to the heart of every music-lover has a Victrola ANCE Recrods art always acceptable and in order to satisfy theereatdemaad for records 01 the Waltz Lancers we have produceotwo new records which i comprise the complete set. _ "His Mater's Voice" Records Popular Waltz 3 "Valse Amoureuse" Popular Wiltz 4 "Valse Frou-Frou" 90c for 10-inch, double-sided Ok! 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