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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Till: LKTJTlJIMJMiE DAILY IIKKALJ) unlay. 2.S. COWAN'S PERFECTION COCOA Couldn't wait, Grandpa' Cowan's Cocoa shares with milk tlie first place as a drink for children. A pure Cocoa, it contains nerve, flesh and muscle building material. Made with milk it is a perfectly balanced food, as well as a drink the children love. YOUR GROCER HAS IT 208 The COWAN CO, umite.1 TORONTO TOLD OF THEDAYSO.F SITTING BULL Carpenter at Victoria Tells of Thrilling Episodes on the Western Plains fir 01- Bank block. I CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF. ,OAY SAINTS-S. O. El loth SL s- Dear Y' a A j9i4- a m Officers and teachers meet 11 j 10 a. nij Sunday, School; 2 p.m j Wednesday eveiiiog testimony j sacrament meeting. Visitors always meeting S p.m. The reading room is open to everyone every day from three to five p.m. Jiveiyone is cordially in- vited to FIFTH AVHXUE BAPTIST CHURCH, Corner 5th avenue iiud ISth street N Kev. C. U. McKinuon, pastor. 11 a.m. anil 7.30 p.m. Sunday school, 3 p.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesday, S p.m. Choir practice, Thursday S p.m. All welcome. ANDREW'S Corner St. and 7th north. Hev. A C. Bryan will preach. Morning welcome. Bishop B. S. Young, No. 1 1st Ave. S. Phone (1S5. ST. PATRICK'S llev. A. I-L'Rosen thai, pastor. Rev. P. Minhve- Sen, as-jjstant.. Mass S a.m. Children's a.m. High .Mass-11 a.m. cund'ay school 3 p.m. Evening service f.SQ p.m Sermon at euch service. 1211 Sth avenue A. south. Breaking bread 4 p.m. Evening service 7.30 p.m. A lecture will he delivered by Sidney T. Batsford, subject, "The earth, not to destroyed, but to be the future subject, "The Sign of the Bahe." In j Abode of the righteous." Everybody the "evening the choir will render a sfurv and scng "A Night in the Or- ient." Sunday, services .it 11 a.m. and 7.'JO p.m. Sunday, school at 3 p.m.-AH are welcome. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH will hold Sunday services in the Morris Tlieaire at II a.m.. and .7.30 p.m. Key. A. C. Watson- will preach. school vriij bu heUi in ihe .cLui-ch at three o'clock. ST. CYPRIAN'S CHURCH" (Angli- Eighth avenue and El- eventh street Canon ile. -rector. Mutins, 11 a.m. Sun- day school and Bible class, p.m. Bap 4 p.m. Kveusonc, 7.30 p.m. Holy tit SM p.m. en the welcome. Bring your Bibles. No col- lection. WESTMINSTER CHURCH (-Meth- Joseph Wcodsworth pas- tor, will occupy the pulpit morning and evening. Sunday schcol and Bi- ble class come. SIR JAMES WHITNEY WILL NOT CONSENT TO CREATION OF RACIAL SCHOOLS (W. A. P. Report.) Toronto, Dec. have.a sys- tem of public and separate schools in this province. The reason for the ex- istence and the continuance of separ- ate schools is religious feeling; for that reason they were brought into existence and the people are content- ed. But the people of Ontario will lot he willing to have a third sys- tem started in the province, u system of what may be called racial schools." (By C. L. Armstrong Monthly.) Tall, d-ehou! tie red a'ul erect, with the strong, well marked face of a great general, Sitting Hull, tho greut est of Souix chiefs, who out genera lied Custer or' the United Stulw array and killed him ;nul his force in a bloody battle on the Little His Horn, p.m. AH are heartily wel-j [n these sentences of Sir James Whitney lies the answer of Ontario's ST -YUGUSTIN'S CHt'P.CH-Coc- to French Canadian ner' 2nd and Sth St.- Rev. Cmion population that, under the leadership Murrel-Wrighti rector: Holy Conn--of Ottawa's separate school trustees, muiiioii every Sunday inonthiE at S been offering opposition to the o'clock. 11 a. in. Matins. Sunday school and Bible class 3 p.m. EVHU- som; p.m. T. P. Per- "-he chief spokesman, Trustee Genest, new English-French schcol regula- tions. Today ;L deputation which, through ry, pastor. December 11 sab- lii'Et and third Sundays, and at thejjeci. "Closed 7.30 p.m. sub- 11 o'clock service mi tlie second and ject, "Closed Sunday Scbcol fourth Sundays. and Bible class at 3 p.m. The musi- cal programme for the day will be: j .Morning, anthem "Savior When offertory solo "The Gift." Bv. enlng, anthems "God is Love" Shelley; "My Father for Another Night" (Dai- "Sun c-f My Soul" of- fertory solo "There is a Land Mine Eye Hnth Rhynd Jamiesou. Ev- erybody welcome. Come early. FIRST At the home of Rev. C. Grant, 150D Sixth avenue g South. Sunday, December 29. Sunday jHlmost entlrc, Krench; school, 2.80 p.m. Services, 11 a.m. and racjal of Otta'wa, claimed to represent over one hundred school boards of the pro. vince, called upon the government, and expression to their com- plaint. The reply of the government was couched In the language that left no room for doubt' remaining. The Prime Minister, in characteristic man- ner, swept aside the attempts to make was a man whom any oiiu would point out as a leader at first sight. Such Is the recollection of him that remains In the mind of William Davis.' now car- penter at the provincial buildings in Victoria, but formerly, like H. II. Nash, usher at the same a member of tho iirst organized body of North-West Mounted Police sent In- to the Canadian wilderness to n tain law and order among savages an outlaws. Perched among the shavings on hi bench the other day, his eyes tunie backward over the intervening years Davis told of the stirring days whe ihe biuuiiy-handed Souix tied acros the border with the reeking scalps o Custer's men. Davis was then inched to a troop of SO police station ed at Cypress Hills, near the Amcrf can border, under command of Col Walsh. The police post was a deep valley circled by high hill, tnd it consisted of a collection o chinked log buildings surrounded by a 10-foot stockale constructed of up ended timbers left unchinked. As Davis recalls it HOW he says it more of a death-trap than a pro tec ion, because an attacking party need ed only to rush up under cover of the tockade outside, shove their rifles hrotigh the chinks and blaze away vhile the force inside, like rats in a raji, could not retreat if it wanted to With their base at this post Walsh'b roop patrolled day by day the 1m mense wild country tributary to Cy- ress Hills. They awed the Canadian ndians, struck terror 'to the heart of utlaws and whiskel traders, and ounded up horse and cattle rustlers, ither driving them across the boun- dary amid a rain of- bullets or cap- turing and Incarcerating them in the prison at Stoney Mountain. One day away back in the seven- ties breathless Blackfoot scouts came to the police post at Oppress Hills with the startling news that the whole American army .'Had been wiped out to the south and that the terrible Sioux were hitting the trail north ward for the boundary. This news could not fail to produce some uneasiness among the handful 01 red-coated troopers who, although they had no other thought than to stand their ground and put up a bold front, come what might, felt very dubious to the outcome when a thousand or more Sioux with blood lust strong in them flooded the boun- dary country. Scouts were thrown out LO give word of ithe opproach of Sit- Canada nialico In their hearts and that tliej would respect tho laws of the men. This assurance lifted u great loiui from tho minds of tho police. As if was delivered the alert, watchful IHtlo troop of rt'd-couts was lost in a sea of silent, gaudily-dressed braves, armed to and ihe marks of the Custer massacre still upon them. the question one ot religious sent! ment. Using the statements of mem- bers of the deputation, ho made it clear that their demands led in but j one direction, and that the creation at would be In a word ,.30 p.m. All are welcome. Sjr Jamef. aa atl uiitnith KNOX [the statement that the .intention was Rev. A. G. Cameron. Services at U j to do away with the French language, a.m. and 7.1C p.m. Sabbath school and j :uia Dr. Preeland, ot" Ottawa, who vole- Bible classes, B p.m. The minister' fytt the sting of the Prime Min- preach at both services. Morn- j ister's rebuke. ing-subject. "The Incarnation." Even- "Anyone who says he declar- ing, "Xo Room in the .Inn." Special with emphasis, "is either utterly Christmas music at both services.! ignorant of or refuses to believo in j Morning: Anthems, "The Incarna-; the intention of this government, or tion" "Sing O Heavens" (Cath-jdoes not understand what he is lalk- carr. solo. Miss Simm. in j ing about. I object to this imparallel. the evening the choir will sing ed statement, without justification or the Christmas Cantata, "The Story of j excuse: the intention to do away with Bethlehem" Strangers visitors always welcome. FIRST CHURCH OF1 edonian Hall, Seventh street South, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. J. ting Bull's warriors, and the daily rout- ine of the post was carried on quite UK usual, single constables riding far and wide, doing their duty, despite all the redskins in the plains. Then, over night and as silently as the stars, the SlouS Invided the Cypress Hlllf, and when morning broke the smoke from their camp fires rose in the clear air from the ridge of hills completely sur- rounding the little police post. Tips of tepees appeared above the trees and Services at 11 j to do away with the French language, J the sight was ominous to the little troop of police in the valley below. Colonel Walsh decided that a bold stroke without delay.was imperative, and, mounting.1 every available man, he rode at the head of his small force into the Sioiuv camp. He sought out Sitting Bull for a pow-wow. The Sioux chief was reticent and surly at first, hut the Canadian officer told him through an Interpreter that while he sojourned in Canada he must respect the laws and behave himself or dis- aster would come to him and his war- riors; they would be hunted as the coyote is hunted; driven from bluff to bluff, from slough to slouglj, until not one of them remained. Sitting Bull heard this ultimatum in silence. Then drawing himself up the Franch language." Dr. Freeland protested, hut Sir James insisted he had nothing to "take back." Trustee Genest attempted to show B. Pickle, 13J2 Sixth avenue the unanimous resolution of ihe pastor. Sunday school, 10.3U. legislature of liUl upon which the v.S serticcs, 11.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.'. regulations were based, meant "the A VISITING GOWN Infine blue clcch with a long cravat of lace. The outer skirt is looped up at the side, meeting a row of little -buckles and straps of the same ma- terial. All are cordially invited to these ser- vices. INTERNATIONAL. BIBUE. STUD- ENTS' 7, Al- berta Loan and Investment Company building. Fifth street South. .Meets every Sunday at ;i p.m. CHASE a SANBORN MONTREAL beginning or the end of the French language in tho schools.'' Bui Sir .lames declared that tbe exception in that resolution permitting the use of Krench where the child did not under- stand enough Knglish to receive struct ion, proved this contention to be absurd. That no question of religion entered .Jamaica has been passing through into the appointment of English- one of tho most protracted periods of inspectors was emphalically urouglil ever kno'wn there. lhe Premier, vvlm went on to. point out that no Krench-Caindian in.: spector had tho necessary (jualifica-; lions. In spite of that the govern- ment had by order in council appoint- ed two of Payment and whoso (jualificatioiis nearly approached those legally re-: iiufrcd. "When this condition of affairs! was his significant com-t ment, "nobcdy knows what may be j the religion of the inspectors.' Knowing full well that at a single sig- nal from Sitting Hull they would he wiped put within live minutes, the constables joked with the Sioux braves as they sat their horses, laugh- ed and chatted among'themselves and never once-betrayed the least token of fear. At the same time more than apparently carlessly held carbine had the drop OH Sitting Bull's heart and had he given the signal ho himself would have been the Iirst to fall. But Sitting Bull was true to his word and spoke with a single tongue, and during the period of his sojourn he and his braves were always friend- ly and well behaved. The police and the Sioux became good friends, and many a wild night of dancing and feasting Davis and his comrades put in with the men of Sitting Bull's army. Two pounds of ten apiece, given over! to the squaws made the, policemen welcome guests for a night, and so friendly did the police and Sioux be- come that, far from giving trouble, the Sioux often rendered the police valuable assistance. However, Sitting Bull himself, while he casionally in the revels, held aloof for the most part, and the police were not deceived as to the real motive be- hind his policy of friendliness. They knew that the wily old chief realized that it would never do for him to an- tagonize the military on both sides of :he line at the same time. But fpr this it Js very likely he would have murdered the police force at Cypress Hills without compunction, for he was ever bitter in his haired of aud con- .tmipt for the white man. Notwithstanding the profressed 'risndship of the Sioux Col. Walsh was :oo good an. Indian fighter to bo en- tirely off his guard. He never ceased j o watch and to have scouts tally'the movements of the Sioux. The police- men soon became prottcien t in the Sioux sign language, so that they could alk with the Indians. This sign lang- iage was very interesting, and Davis recalls today hav-ing met a. small nunt- ng party of Sioux mounted on rest- Royal Household Flour Strength Nutrition Purity The highest standout of perfection For Sale by GEO. KERR CO. Lethbridge. j little buckskins setting forth from he hills. He stopped them and with igns asked them where they were going. The leader of the party swept is arm outward towards the plains nd said, gutturally: mini-ton-ka, pony comet, This enlightening piece of infor- mation was rendered perfectly intel- [gible by accompanying signs. The wa-ho" wns suited to a wide, free weep of the arm Indicating plainly faraway." GavJs knew, meant "big lake" or "big pony comet" was the Sioux jargon 'ord for "fast and his word vas accompanied by a sign made by lacing the first and second lingers of he right hand over the left wrist in a osition of a man astride a horse. Mush-toosh" was the word for with activity. The Blr.ckfeet cam extended from end to end, and at the open end of the valley, in a command- ing position and protective of the governor's camp, the police escort WHS established. The police were never off their guard during the .whole three weeks, and every move of the Indian: was watched with suspicion. The redskins had decked themselves in their most gaudy attire, and the four thousand of them made a wonderful sight. Davis recalls that there wore at least eight thousand dogs attached to the ludian camp, and these curs made every night a delirium. To feed the host of redskins and whites during the three weeks great quantities of supplies were required, including herds of several thousand head of cattle. The greatest menace to the safety of the whites and a con- stant source of trouble for the police was the presence of a small army of Yankee whiskey traders, who took the treaty money from the Indians in re- turn for sulphurous liquor as fast as it was paid out. When the red men had assimilated a little oC this fiery bever- age they began to recall ihe glory of their race, and it was only by the exercise of the greatest tact that the police prevented trouble from arriving in large chunks. One of the most valu- able assets the police force possessed in this maintenance of law and or- der was u brace of 9-pounder- gains, the usefulness of which they demon- strated frequently by shooting at targets. The effect of these pieces produced a very desirable sensation of awe in every Blackfoot heart. How- ever to return the compliment and offset the glory of the white men, the war whoops organized a grand fan- dango to finish up tho meeting. When preparations for this aJTair wore under way the police were positive that the crisis was at hand. They scented a blind hi the proposed war dance and Crowfoot, organized that fandango 3n good faith or not, but the fact remains that he was given small opportunity to start anything, and the affair passed oft' peacefully. Davis says be will never forget the thing as long as he lives. The Indians decked themelve in fighting garb and full war paint, and the affair, with ii war dance. Hooting, yelping, lashing right and left at the air, firing: rifles and hundreds or hide- ous, grotesque bucks as wild as the Gadareno swine, circled about a cen- tral point. watching every movement with nerves steeled to any convinced that the signal come at any .moment, the mounted police watched the awe- inspiring war daiice of the Blackfeet. Following the war dance the lu- dians held a sham light, and if there was anything of savagery, of f ear- inspiring "wierdness wanted In the war daiice It was thoroughly atoned for in the sham fight. Throughout this again the police were watching like hawks, movement ergency, and it was further Illumined I snam (lghti .Uld thev were prepare y placing the hands against the sides j for real. hostilities at any time. To and st -nj big arm to indicate the wide range he Hiiid in a few words that tho Sioux were not -at war with their while brothers of Canada, that they came as peaceful men wJth no 71 YEARS A PRIEST Winnipeg. Dec. Father Dandurand, the oldest priest In Win- tiliL'K, wiii celebrate tomorrow ihe 1st anniversary of his ordination Into the priustho'od in a avilct manner at, the 'St. Boniface palace, at which place he 1ms resided for thn past. 12 years. Father Wandurund is one of the earliest Bottlers in hnv- ingk located hern in 1S75. For iiii years ho wan pastor of St. Charles church. Supreme above all others in qual- ity raised by merit alone to that proud emin- Alberta's Best Baking Powder is uniform, purs, is invariably dependable. Your gro- cer Icnows him. f the I'qrenead to represent hi Davis interpreted the sentence at nee. The party was going far out on the plains, by the big lake, on horse- back t'o hunt buiTalo. It was In 1S77 that Davis was trans- ferred to Fort McLcod In the Province of Alberta, where the police were in command of Colonel McLcod, a very efficient oliicer, and -it was in this year that Davis took part in the mak- ing of the iirst great treaty with the Blackfeet. Governor Laird, the old pioneer ruler, who until last year was in charge of the Indian ofiiee at Win- uipeg, but who is now resident at Ot- tawa, conducted the treaty, and Col. lUcLeod led a guard of 100 mounted police as an eaiiort for the governor; The Blackfeet.many hundreds of them, came under the chieftainship of Crow- foot, as bad an old cuss as the whole country boasted. The meeting took place at Bow River Crossing, in u deep, wide valley, and the sight pre- sented there while the treaty was be- ing made will never be seen again, not though all the wild west shows could he banded together in an amphi- theatre made up of nil the biggest show balls of the world. Crowfoot had been reconciled to the treaty-making with extreme difficulty, and the police were wary and sus- picious when the meeting took place, j They suspected the old chief from Ihtii very start, and, as was shown after- wards, they had ycod cause! It was learned, years later, that Crowfoot had sent emissaries to Sitting Bull at Cy- press Hills imploring him to join with the Blackfeet In killing off the whites at Bow River Crossing when they met to pay treaty. This was to have been followed by a general murderous sweeping of the whole country. How- ever, old Sitting Bull had declined with scorn, because- of his policy of friendship with the white men in Can- ada, but probably equally because of the long-standing, deep-seated enmity that existed between the Sioux nation id the Hlackfeet. Tho ceremonies attendant upon tho payment of three years' treaty money lasted for three weeks. The big valley, mile and :t half wide ,iuid six miles louir. was a blaye of color and a-dance this day no man can say whether old for, friendly as they professed to be, the reksklns were In full war regalia and ready an instant's signal to fall upon the whites. However, the dunce and the sham fight passed with- out dangerous developments, and tho treaty; was completed in peace. .Mr. Davis has a fund of reminiscen- ces of the early days, each fraught with adventure and danger. Many a time he has walked hand In hand with death, but he came safe through every adventure and is hale and hearty to- day, an interested spectator of the march of progress across the wide plains where once he saw the count- less bison roaming, the prairie 'schoon- er of the whiskey trader trekking from camp to camp, the flitting horse thief and the roving bands of Indians. An imported French stallion, owned by Dan Donovan, of Chatham, which cost him was found dead in its stall. NOVA SCOTIA'S PRIDE! Real Atlantic the famous ocean flavor I Aik a Nova Scotian. The very thought of that relishing, sea-salty tang maltes his mouth water. It's here within your reach your grocers. Econom- ical. but good, wholesome fish. Cleanly contained in sanitary packages. Easy recipes enclosed. "HALIFAX "and "ACADIA" CODFISH. IF YOU PONT EAT Al. our cii.lo you don't get llio most for your money. Our me.itit. please you. Everything is prepared, right, and served right. Prices to Suit All Our prices on i'ruil, mid confectionery are the lowest. THEODORE HOESSLY Proprietor WALTER MORGAN, Phone 1078 Manager ;