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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ^ SIXTEEN" jPrize Winning $tbri�s In The HeraM Contest ?  *     �  Bated oti Actual Incidante of the Early Day* of SoutherA Alberta. ^Reminiscences Of Of An Old Timer" (By Winnie Burritt, Winner of First Prize in Junior ''Breaking The SpilzeeTrair (By Dr. W. Galbraith, Winner of First Prize in Adult Class) He'tTlns talei of the gold found on "Hear, abort DaV� ATora?" the bkaki of the Praser Rivor and "No," of tKe valuaWo furti found on the 'KiUtd hy Tom 3urc*ll. Tbo Po-westam pralriM, an adrenturoua Touth i Hce and C�roa�r have Just gone .out." left hta hpma In OnUrlo In the early ' This waa the tath^r atarUlng an-seventJea to tnake hie fortune. Com- nounoamentVone; cold day In the early Jng weat from Fort WlUtam which- ninetloa on lli follow- and, aoevatoiikeil aa w�atem towns d the Dawson Trafl to Fort Oarry.. i^re to real Q��rt; m^de the commenta where the olty of Winnipeg now �tands, to Portage la Prairie. As it was late in the spring and the trail tor the remainder of the journey wonl4' not be very dlfflcult, he took a ^'Red/ltlver Cart" made of wood and Aovered over with "shoganappl." and |iresa|(d on westward. AcSbjii} the prairlb where Regina iand Ijlaosa Jaw now are, the Vduth cane^on. As he neared what is now, Albei^ he-had to stop on the trail *>ol' fievecp tiines to let the large herds of |si liuflratti pass on their way to the aorthl; Coving to what is now Medicine Hat, .ho found the land dotted with -^diaji, teepees. He made friends with ^e Indians and from them learned h%Jhe litUe settlement got Its namoL While a band of Ccoes camped on^^thfl foutb bank of the Saskatchewan.river, on* of their band haci a Uut-aMqJbta'--wtihoitt his calves being dreaii. of a "Medicine Man's" hatimaveriek�L'why a tow examples had '4oat^ on.the water. So vivid wasjto be sUidti and the sooner a rustler the ci9ain that the Cree arose, left his ; or tiro ^ere plugged the better. more than � uaifally' intareating. Old Tlmerp in th^^ hotela and llvery-stable4i^jthe c(i|l�s ot thoae days, shook their tniftda. and Ulked of previous quarr^,,^ liols It was Dave who had built Old.l'ort.Whoop-TJp hi the days " " Caviliy, ttiat hand of . r wito mlM the coun-liliWttig oJt th9 Mounted ']t>fttli wu aaid to he li Buebanoera and re-iii;|;|h,$9�dik down on his luck, ana hinted that th? tjtw otVoattle was likely at the powSe, jeattle were the ,toiost aa(^M jthlnf ih the,country anywA^^ and It a jam ooBldn't leave his.QatUe teepei^ and to his amazement, on lookiut out over the water saw a 'liand^f Blackfoot Indians crossing the rj^rer. He aearcely had time to tfram {hia eomra'et"iuvadod the cow country, but tb9 (|lf^lU soon were comaion properly, Wfh to the night the men juiu www, w��jr� -ua lorm wnm i� I had Spent at Jim Pesrson's shack, try' now fenoirn as the Sonth. Saskatch-,,- -- ---- -  - stwan River. These rivers were, given their beantltVll names by the old Freni^ traders, but later weire cor- {ing to conjure a meal out of his scanty onpboafd. Burcell had given himself Hp tthd showed the . Coroner and his Jury how it had happened tupted to the Bow and the Belly Rlv-1 , . ,, v� r.ii^'.i x."---..",'.'77"" era. Many people In Southern Alberta ! ^^'t it happened kicking the dead body as he passed it. He had been in his house when Avers rode up,, called him out and began to abuse him, driving him into the corral and "striking at him with a quirt, until in sdf defense, he had picked up a rifle which he had in the corral to Ihb handy for coyotes. today regret the changing of these names. After trapping and shooting here for a x^-hile. the traveller again journeyed on to what is now the site of the Citf �f Lethbrldge. Here he learned of the battle on the banks of the river_________ ____^ ___ in 187*. between ithe Bloods and Crees. I and threatened him, but Dave had al-In this affray the Bloods had driven' most ridden over him and hit him the Crees down the coulee on the west over the head with tlio butt of the bank and forced them across to the quirt, before he pulled the trigger, east Bide, kUling great numbers of, It was a gooa story, even if he did their foes. I refuse';to teJl. what the quarrel was After the youth had been at the! about, but the police got the notion little settlement a short time, the set- that from the way Avers fell, Bur-tiers had trouble with the wolvers and | cell must have been aunding at the Whiskey traders, men from Montana J other end ot the corral, and thatr to who traded with the Indians. Their, shoot a man armed with a quirt only trading posts were Whoop-Up, where the Old Man River joins the St. Mary's and Stand-Off, at the TJpper Agency of the present Blood Reserve. was a pretty poor defense. Inquest and adjournments, experiments and measurements, of horse, man and corral *kept Supt. Nead and They did not deal fairly with the In-' fa,, pret^Thnsf for the next week dians. oftentimes giving only a cup of or two, for Supreme Court with Judge i c I i i 0 whiskey or flour for a buffalo skin. Complaints were sent to Ottawa and the North West Mounted Police name to nrotect the interests of the Indians and the white men.. They established Iftw and order among the Indiana, and from that day to this have been ot the greatest value at all times in this western country. About this time a band of Crow Indians came across, from Montana and stole' some horses from the Piegan Indians. KuQwing they would be followed If they headed for the boundary line, they went northwest up the valley and hid a little to the north of the mountain. However the Piegan scouts found their hiding place and a band of Piegan Indians went up and killed nearly all those In hiding. From this tragedy the mountain received the name Crow's Nest Mountain, in memory of the place where the Crows nested. Leaving the settlement at Leth-ibrlflge the young man went on yet e � . , _____. * through the Rocky Mountains. When *,he reached the mountains the winter f. had set in in earnest. The wind was hitterly cold and the snow was falling I?, heavily. It promised to he a very sev-ore vrlnter that year so the young man turned and went back to Lethbridge, deciding to make it his home while ;:I to the west. '"^ ' Soon after the man re-tumed In 1885. a strange iiioiflpnt occurred near ij Medicine Hat. The lailway track hart toot beien put througli tin that fall and b band of antelope, ihreft tlioupand in , *!' number, astonished at the ^'ight of BUCh a strange object, halted on their 0\ return to the south. Here thev n-ilmained for several hour.s till m V>o* Macleod on the bench, was soon to be held and he had a caustic way of finding holes in the work of 4he Body he had done so much to make. A new arrival, Qrindley, had been secured to defend, and by the time Court had been sitting for a day or two in the Hall across the. Square, everybody was talking Anatomy; how the police" proved that a man in a saddle couldn't have Just that particular part ot his backbone struck at less than thirty feet, and how the biluraction of the aorta and the umbilicus, called Ihe navel for short, stood in just such a relation to one another, and then the doctors diffnred and gave the' crowd lots of inside dope on the ordinary human. During the whole time of the trial it was noted imd commented on that Yellow Face, son of the late Chief of the Bloods and another Indian were constantly there. The second Indian was not known but said to be keep hia dat�8, the liialanoa Joirh'ed and mnteneea weMC, ed. Bu^ll was given toitr Stony llonntaln and the ' old lad Aeven years. On me day the verdict the two Indians disappearid^ ______ town, and it their actions Wd Jfeen watched, they could have be�J?,"ftHlOW' ed to a river4>ottom up on txA 9t. Mary's Just about opposite >^ftlrle Blood Coulee, where a tepee'"^tood between a clump of cottoBWooda and .the front of a small ranch .house. Three or four cayusea were tied to the fence of the corral behind the house, and within the corral a pair of strong looking ponies, partly harnessed, were eating hay. The house from without did not bIhiw nany signs of occupancy but It really vwaa the lone habitation of the marde{ed man. . "' The teepee had evIdeiitTy just Deen but up and no Are had yet 1i)een made when Yellow Face and his comtHiSion ambled down the coulee at the ,lliiorth end of the rlver-bottbm and' rode up to the cabin. The news they brought was evidently satisfactory for grunts of approval and "oxy" "mato^y" and "SIkokotokl" were the principal comments of the three Indians and one half-^reed who came from the teepee to greet them. They looked at the sun, now gettUg pretty far down, and at the house a. good deal, and the oldett Indian appeared to make a decision, to which all agreed, for two of them began to take down the teepee and pack it on the hack of one of the ponies, while the others went into the house and began tearing up the floor of the front room which was also Aver's bedroom. The task seemed easy and had evidently been done "boTore. Two of the beams had been spliced and w'hen these w�re pried loose and the earth shovelled up, they soon uncovered a leather-hound bundle which roughly resembled a mummy, and was er of the Spitzee Cavalry and his tall lanky form, with chin whisker and Yankee drawl was a power wjth the other traders, in Word as weU aa in action. His fort was a profitable venture, two or three thousand skins being sent down every year to Fort Benton for which he received never less than a dollar apiece. But he fell tor an Indian Princess, the daughter, of a Chief, ^ and Samson-like, unconsciously we may believe, revealed to his Delilah the expected arrival of a shipment in which be hoped to find some d BuroeMil :pad|^�0 tt*  the t\mi4 gate adi^i^l lion- dolfo?% upon 'thd: nndoubi come. '^V�W sttm In a i^o RfiBAtE FOR :Qrd cmploylnent HlSwn pulpwood rights, $50,100, which 5fJ"^F,^?^ � wil�t. accepted by the Ontario-govern- ^'^M?'* There ^ WILL INtlER RCMAINS OP |, tX-^EMPEROR IN i|RAZl RIO llil MNiSIRO, Nov. U.T^' reaislis?^( ^� IfctA Emperor Don dro II. and those ot his wife will brought ifrom'Portugal to Brazil the battleship Sao Paulo on that vHt't sel'a return. from Europe, accprdlbi to announcement by the government. Several miembem of the family ot the former 'Brazilian emperor are expected to return at the same time, this being made possible through the recent act ot etfngress revoking the banish' ttent'decree Mgalhst them. NOURlSHMENTi is Nature's first aid to the' bod^r in times of unsurpassed in purity and fdodness, is nourishment in a form ' that seldom faUs. Scott a BoWB*, Toninto. Ont. EO-19 .u,iu6o LUB young man went on yet | from Montana and although none ask-JuTther, atilljioping to reach his goal ] ed, all wondered at their interest in " " the case ifor the Redman Is not a fre- quenter of the White man's courts when he can avoid it. As the next case on the docket was a cattle-killing one, perhaps they were waiting for that. As the end of the trial approached, interest became more acute, the defense having assailed the police experiments with dummies and the Police doctor and generally, had made Burcell out a veritable Santa Claus in disposition, as lie might have been in appearance, if .his whiskers had had a modern shampoo, but the six good men and true proved worthy, and rundered a verdict of "Guilty." with a f,;an old buck took a leap about twelve i '"^'-'^y- Recount Weet high and thirty feet in lensTth [ecross a track barely three feet wide. whole band did the same each [i0he trying how tar and how high he ] could Jump. Those who saw this juinping contest said it was a grand l�^ht. ' In ItSS, all them was in Lethbridge ''t'was a tew miner's huts at the river >'bottom. As there was no, railway I here for the first few years after coal ^fl^s toond, coal was shipped to Medl-|cine Hat on barges. Hoirever In Anguot, 1886, the Alberta |ltanway and Cool Company's railway of^ his age. Sentence was deferred. The caitle case came on and a sixteen year old boy was found gulltv also, of killing a calf. This concludeJi the big cases and to let the Judge quite mild at Lethhridge, but from Chin Coulee lo Dunmore trains, such as they were at that time, were stopped because ot the high drifts of Hnow and for nearly two months no mail or freight reached Lethbridge. Such were the events happenlag in the lives of the early settlers In the west. The adventurous youth 'from '*-�''*ttJSr^i^rJ5i.�T.'**; ^^f"^^ stayed in'LeThTrUlge^rnd hel'^ three ^et wide it served the ed to build a city which is the centre ot the settiers very well. In of the largest single coal arna in H impT pt 1886-87 tb? yeather was ^ world. /_ "^Siejo^l area in the Uplarvd Coffee CoffkC, grown m cool, cbjr Douctan planutions, is rich in tboM . tiia. At good dmiea emy ivIwbb. Vtiu tat "Perfect Coffee -Perfsctly Has The Cream Flavor The only milk owned and contirolled and packed i n Western Canada, is PACIFIC MILK Pacific Mi k Co. Ltd. Factories at Ladner and Abbotsford, B. C. P. Burns & Oompany, Ltd. Distributors for Alta., A Sask. inebi- yesterday, there were three other-tenders as follows: -':'-National Pole company, New York, '�^---R. Pendleton, Red Gap, $25,000, and Ge rge M. Zanian le Zaman Paper company. New $25,000. imier Drury, in an Interrleilr,: lay, defended the government's nee of the Backus tender.-He that the Backus Interests have to invest at least 12,600,-in pulp and paper miUs at Ken- Msnlts bt the BaC' j^mler sa^d: .nbttrd |be treasury, from-"t;*ir�tr �nnprodufttlve, lis^mn^ing lx6m fiso,-'>l|&t^^ventaally trom fstyMUng an;':aggre-hdMt^o to ten niil-aii;^atiiiiate Is based _ �dhos, V^^bfcb Will, Jqo^ased In years to ''I a*'c�iWJld*pVK"^^ald the premier, that tbe^i|li)�llo l�'provlnce.',' i TliS MEItCiHlANVS PTTAWA. Deo. 24.-(did. Fl^W)-^ iThere will be no redempfitnn.^ of the machines Issued to merobipts for the purpose of cancelling �: )ai^l^ ' 'VHk sthmps.,BCcordlng,to Wn^m^M. W^-uotre, minister of cttatoniKi find; Inland r(BVenue.v whb' stated :tbu.; ^qiomlng that an announcement tb/|b|it eile^ given out yesterday bidVbtien Ifa vc-ror. I'be merchants who, reoeived cancelling machines tor ypaaeaxf tax stamps were not chhraM. anything, for %hera, ))ut were, simply duirged ;�Wo dollars for the ' license,','theretord the department can nuKl'-iro rebate tor retuhi of the niachlnii.. northern by api ot those' affe Jobs. continue hi tb^;lumber woods ot "have been reduced ilfty; per cent. Most are eontlnniilg th^lr the mining centres The new facial treatment "for mi�n- and women whaveare," to i be bad at the fQIIowini; barber bopri:' Leader Sbop Lethbridge Hotel DIS'tRIBUTOIId BOUEY BRO$. CO., LIMITED ! 701 3rd St. E., Cnlgary ALL XMIIS e TOYS, DOLLS, DOLLS' AND CRADLES, ETC. I SOLID WHITE IVORY, FINEST QUALITY EBONY GOODS. MOIR'S CHOCOLATESl|r%^^ Boxed Stationery, Perfumes, Ma^oioP' Painted China, Silver Warei^^e^. " -^-- OUR GENERAL EXPElQSES ARE LOWER, THEREFORE WE SELL CHEAPEli. .WE DE--LIVER TO ANY PARJ OF THE biTY. if People's Drug store w. H. McCaffrey. 414 13th �t. north. 446. Keep The Sunshine In Quaker Brand Strawberry Jam is full of the goodness and fresh, fruity flavo]r of ripe strav/berries - grown on the coast. YOUR GROCER has IT. DOMINION CANNERS B. C. LTD. HEAD OFFICE: VANCOUVER, B. C. I For the hoHdays and winter eveniiigs. TABLE TENNIS JTEEPLE CHASE AEROPLANE SHOOTIHG^-I CHESS DRAUGHTS LOTTO * FLINCH LUDO PARCHEESI WORD MAKING COMBINATION GAMES For a gift suggestion just step into the THE TWENTIITH CENIUIiY BOOK STORE 514 FOURTH AVE. SOUTH Fklures Do you point to them with pride? Is your home made more or less attractive because of the lighting fixtures? Don't apologize for poor lighting fixtures-change them. Fixtures are no longer excused because they belong to the house, and are to be accepted and endured for that reason. People everj-where are buying their own electric fixtures, and as it is only a few minutes' work to takethem down, they move them as they do the furniture. YoO Must give something FOR christmas Why not nice lighting fixtures'? We have a brand new stock of exclusive designs. The most suitable and lasting gifts and Will be a permanent addition to your home, and will certainly make your Christmas more enjoyiable- STAR ELECTRIC Ca 409 5TH 8T. 8., LETHBRIDGE-OPPOSITE GOLONIAL THEATRE. � PHONE 1332. OTHER SUGGESTIONS-TABLE LAMPS, IRONS, HEATERS, WASHERS, VACUUM CLEANERS. ETC. ^ "It was the night before Christmas"-^which reminds us that before you go elsewhere, it will pay you to come here. Special For Friday Evening �^'s-;;...............,'..30c Peanut Brittle- 9C�� Per lb.................ZiuC Old Country Peppermint. OfJ - Per lb.................iSuC Plain Toffee- 9Cj� Per fb.................ibOC Salted Peanuts- 4A_> Per lb.................�UC Toasted Marshmallow. j A - Per lb.................4UC Peanut Butter- 1lCj� Per lb.................OOC rudse- il A _ Per lb.................4UC Come in and See Our Toy Animals T. H. KHTH 608 3RD AVE. SOUTH. ;