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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta ALMMTA, THURSDAY, FCiHUARY 4, IMI. tttttttf 11 f NOW! You cannot afford to purchase Lumber, Lime, Cement, or any Building Materials without first seeing our stock and securing our prices. While a new Company in this vicinity, its Officers and Managers have had years of experience in both Retail and Wholesale Lumber Business. No Order too large or too small to receive prompt and careful attention-. (SUCCESSORS TO ENTERPRISE LUMBER CO.) Operating Yards-Lethbridge, Taber, Granum, Claresholm, Nanton, High River, Milk River, Brant OIiarC R. RANEY, Manager Lethbridge Yard C. R. CARLSON, Secretary and General Manager General Teaming If you have any teaming of any kind to dp ring me up, PHONE 201 Your wants will be satisfactorily attended to. Coal rrmst be on delivery. WM. TAYLOR CHEATING THE G. T. R. Five Men, Two Being Conductors, Under Arrett at Toronto. Toronto, Feb. Grand Trunk and three Jews have been arrested on charges of defrauding the company. It is alleged that for over three years these five men have been work- ing a game whereby, with.the use of initialled checks, colored like rail- -way tickets, they have been carrying people between Montreal and Toronto at rates much below the railway tar- iff, defrauding the company of thou- sands of dollars. The men arrested are Conductors Daniel Corrigan and F. K. MeCallum and Joseph and Jacob Wood and Henry Kosenberg, Jews. v G-et our PRICES on Corrugated Iron Galvanized and Painted Metallic Siting Metallic Shingles before bnying We have just placed a carload of the well-known Metal Shingle and Siding goods in stock MIRII wtvnm mm Office and Factory dr. MM mm mm Telephone 153 Swtt St Fife WANTED: AN HISTORIAN. (By Rev. A. M, Gordon, in the West Land) The historian of the West is not a "long-felt want." The need for him has but lately arisen. Twenty-five or .thirty years is .a trifle in. the.his- tory of a land like but. here in thirty years, the changes have been .prodigious. Most people nowadays have never seen buffalo, except those in captivity at Banff. Many know a 'Hudson's Bay dog train only in pic- tures, and the many; yoked team" only by reports. They try in imagination to hear the expert and fluent "bull addressing his oxen, but their imagination fails them They lack the knowledge. And the per son describing scenes once familiar thinks it best not to report the ad- dress verbatim. He leaves dashes and exclamation marks to do the work. The genuine newcomer, indeed, might hardly know a cow-puncher if he saw him. He has seen only, pictoral bur- lesques of the real persons armed with six-shooters "and clad in expensive sombreros, "mar- vellour hairy" schapps -and mon- strous spurs. Of cowboys in the flesh, of the roping and branding of steers, of the antics of the broncho, he knows nothing at all. Yet these things are of the present. The people living here and the things that hap- I Place Your Orders for OWING ....WITH.... JUS. FRAME Satisfaction Guaranteed: J PHONE 289 pened a generation ago, are as for- eign to the "tenderfoot" as if they belonged to another planet. Just across the Belly Biyer from Lethbridjge, close to the trail from "bottom" to "bench" .was .fought the. last "great battle between the Bloods and Blackfeet. The newcomer sees the spot and hears the tale, and it sound incredible. For at the annual fair he sees the Indian brave, "gentle as -any sucking fierce only in the impossible costume the occasion jtie iv i 'beauteous Indian maiden" famed in fiction. She was clad in kimpna and modern millinery. TH the whole camp there was hardly a blanket to be seen and never a war whoop' heard. Half-a-dozen miles southwest of Lethbridge there stood the trading fort of Whoop-Up. The name is akin to Stand-Off and- Slide-Out and others of that ilk. Each had its origin and its history. How many people know that history? This fort of Whoop-Up at the. junction of the St Mary's with the Belly "River, was a famous rendezvous of the whiskey smugglers, alias fur traders. By means of stock- ade and bastions and cannon it was fortified against attack on the part of either Indians or police. The wily Ulysses himself could not have devised plans more ingenious than those car- ried out by those fur traders for im- porting liquor iirtxr the jSbrthwest. Prohibition was the law, and the country was, in modern parlance, "dry." Yet bills of fare of banquets held in Macleod and elsewhere reveal the fact that beans .and water were not looked on "as a satisfying- meal. Most of the whiskey came from the United States; the traders carried it north and took back home buffalo hides in exchange. the needs of today, they s-vw that Alber- ta's future capital received supply! All this, to the newcomer, sounds like legend. Yet it was the if noj sober, fact. Today we have the comforts and refinements (UN The Herald for High-class Job Work ;