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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, FKHIWAIIY G, IKltl THE DAILY PECUME) FORT McMURHAY. Alia., Jan. 2C. his mouth and took two ot the little MaclKmald ot the IndEau depart- life savers uu angry squaw rushed in itieiu, whose headquarters are at Korl, and forcibly pried1 open her lord mul Smith, and who patrols nurth hy dog master's inserted her hand, spcar- lo thu mouth ol tho Mairk'sn.riw tho pills aud throw them oa the floor in disgust. Then turning to tho hcv.-ildered "Mite" she gave him a set- "tinging out" In tluenl Creo aud, point' I lug to a can over in a corner she re- verted to pldgeou English to (his us- at Hcm-uel Island, has arrived at Mitrray. HCtomyanJed Ly Dick a resident ol Kurt Smith. IK. MacDou- alil dues not usually patrol soutli uf this, point, but ho kail heard ol prevalence o( tto lullueiua at this; tent. point from the Itulimi runners a nil J "My medicine makum good; no sick I to Investigate for himself in or-1 in few Java. White man medic Sue no "Mac" toofc loot at Ihe contents.' which resembled" a rank slow of barks anil roots, and ot tht> consistency of blnck soup. "All right, madam, suit yourself, hut I advise you to go easy on lhat dope unless you am In A liurry to get it over said as politely bowed himself oul. From ibe moment the constable had tumbled out ol Ula carryall he had heard the measured beat ot a torn lorn. "Mac1' now proceeded to lha houpu from which iho sound issued. There he found one very sick InJian wrapped in a btanket, lying on a. E ouch, and uuother India.ii "making mctlklno" on a tom-tom. After lis- tening lo the rite for a couple ol roln- "Mac" nudged Ihc performer EDMONTON, Feb. Further ad- justments in connection with the re- turn to A Iberia of foliUr-is, both well and alck, were considered ut tup Mon- day nicirnliiK session ot tiio Returned Soldiers' commission, held in the par- liament building. The cam mission also considering advisability iing over tlui aO ministration of all 1 procured setd from p.ovi'rni ill tho spring ol KUv. have not been able to repay tht sniion for aetd. vo 1 'lo rut -m-j tise will still Liv-rit ilu-j-f uiM lr- m> inidjtiial minv v, ini-.- Faith UIYM .v if-uf Dr. aiM Mi- liw 1 Jo.-ii; s been the guo i r. week- i- n (From Our Own Feb. weather (or some weeks bttn very fine. Many of Hit have worked with their teams on the fields jjnt caller un Mr. aud There art others in tlso coti-ii-] 'lhurs'lny u'l-ynon. lion, and some arrant n'.s i Mr. -vus a on .Mr. be made lo furnish ol iuijar.'l n TUui-ai.lay bUtr- allowance- ot to such faraurj. 'iioon. The local I'. F. A. ht-ld a wry Sivt-ly John MvTi.tKji'.tri is sto'-kir.s uy fov on Saturday i-VMitut j the sinJiig tnuU- vvUii r.e-.v goo'ls, i-.l two; OX HI-OUR NEWS I'l A-ir all through the month of Jun'iaiy tiuj; ready for fprioR H Is a large acrea this dlslrtct ready Ic-r as the crop here for years has been so very many tarnu-ra are won' they are going to get their yt-osl .'roin tier lo tbo Letter iirotcct the nuineroua i bands of Indians directly uudor tils charge. Tiio doctor repurls no case of influenza iwlh of Fort McKay, but that tlioro have, heeu seven deaths from the disease at lhat point. He did what was possible for the sick and then pro'-eeded hero to report to his department, Tho doctor's dog trains met the northbound Diatl courier at Lobs lick J'olnt, which Is about thirty miles north of Fort McKay. H was there ho learned ot conditions at Fort Mc- Kay from tho courier, A few minutes later, learning "of tho details, ono nf the doctor's' approached him, ihc sweat standing out on Ilia fa to In Kreat beads, and, holding Ills stomach Kiln both hands, said: "Dot-tor, I'm sick; I ran go no fur- ther. You may take no1 tloga and go the ribs, aud said "How how." as his OIJ the grants that the legislature farmer expressed hi-, make- for different patriotic purposes. !lluts: havR rarsoj n This inclmlb I lie spending Grain school dibinct lad Sun of l3io dlslrin board, T. ivgg nr.'l Jyhn Tlie uve-mbors time. are J, A. DangerficM ami William land in Hunt. but (tcotge Strolil rt-lurt'.'J i pan two Canary ibis week. a good Frank Coiltan luis taken fn where-j a (urge bunch of stray hog.-. Has Good Coal Mr. Davis has a i fn the i Ehyft and struck a fina past two years because U thy Jroyth ai ihe yavl-s WARNED SWIFT WASlUNr.TON, F.li fad iirlay at iln? aaricuhnral jlliam o'j rua-Jc A provi- frtjiti I iLivesti'satinn last R-brjary o( iiruifijis against HIT- ft-derul tra'U1 otsi- mission's conduct of ils pui-king in- ijuiry and Informed lyjuis F. Swifi j that iie was eonvlncdt tiiat "there no-.v i woulil In1 IHJ warrant for iinerfer- t wiili the juslsaient ;md action of Mr. Davis sayd Ulie com: Hiss ion." O.VC wi'lE. Feb. zero in iiuiLiliiT, thrrp in December, only two HI January is the One-Four Jack Iiaiiy wija sleering around a bun' ti of fur buy- er.-; art1 hunting tap hunters now. (Jro.-s of is spending a (ew daya wtili Mn. W. O. Trainer. In diKpUifc u well. Milt Duncan hat strdft: untrr V, feet on Ms ptaco. K'l. S'jutlivvorth Is undergolriK Ireat- meijt at CalEary for rheuiijatism of an eye. but is in daiiRer of the sight of ono. T. liiincan threshed ouV his short straw wtieat ly hand ami obtalnwl a load of flue, plump grain for seej, whii'h lie says will pu.ssess consider- able itroutU leiiiUng tjuality. is to have two beds ot on, hut I will turn back from hero and go home." Tiili is only one instance of vatejl fear vvhh-h ohseajsoa some of the ]icoplt> of ttic north, who were sick "a rtny lu their lives. :tud when Ihe story uf sickness anil ilenth, which hnve been (he fate ot so many, sumo ot whom they hunw inti- mately, is related to tlicrn all S's harrow ing is it any wonder the death toli is heavy when tho scourge finally makes its Irresistible adyamo :inJ spreads from village to village and home to liomc, literally frightening some to death? The doctor 'consoled this poor fel- hivr ilie Ijc-st he coulil, gave him a mild sedative, .as hu was absolutely without symptom of any aliment, fur- iitshed him moans [or making his IT turn .home with thD courier and pro- ceeded on lo Kort -McKay. Constable MarHonalii. vrlio has TO- turned from investigating tho C9ndl- Ilotis at Fort McKay, states thai some nf the Inlians were hi frightful shap? which he did his heat to alleviate with what means he had at his disposal.' II n particular pationt required a catliar- "Mac" fed him pills for Ihat'imr- jioso. 1C tliey Fiiffered pain, aspcrln was given. Mo impressed the import-' ante of cleanly haults and explained the necessity ot remaining in hed anil ksEm'ns warm, At onb .asked the "Xo good iicre." touching his ahfio- men; "uum, no Good for a re- plied the Indian. "Well, take this and it will make you feel and "Mac" fed him roupla'oC pi'ila of nn emergency na- 1 but ]usi the patient opened entrance haj been taken no uotlcc of In the least. replied thfi man at tho ilrum. Jicvr-r missing it heal, aud tvrn- ine his hunk on the constable. "H'm, ]iot .very affectionate here, ollher; evidently don't miss iue in the ruminated "Mac." hut in pur- suance ol his intentions to render aid whether it was appreciated or not, "Mac." changed tactics. "Atule nt'stit megaphon- ed "Mac" in the drummer's 'car (meaning, "how is a subject irresistible generally to an Indian. Wtihout a stroke with the padded hammer the Indian raised his eyes roof ward, aud pointing straight up said: "Me no talk fur. Me mak think ot man's up tho grant jhat WAS mady last year for the sick thlldron of soldiers and for which last year the sum ol flu.'JOQ was set apart from the provincial the- atres1 tar. In connection vmh the el- forts being made whereby soldiers wiil bu facilitated In their efforts to get on lo farms this spring, the 5ec- reUry slated thai it was expected j that arrangements would be made by j the Dominion government in the way of further grants that would permit j ihe men to ahead witli their ar- rangements for locating lands. Hospital Accommodation The mutter of hospital ilntlon in Calgary came up for discus- sion and it was Elated tliat the iiiuiou government waa going on with IB alterations to the Fairbanks-Morse building, in sjiitc uf the fact ttiat local lurilles bad it until j for liabllstioii, both from a sanitary j standpoint aad tho fad that it was not fireproof. It was stated that it j was not, and could not be made sani- tary. Further, there a two-min- ute street car service going vast the front of the building and there wore four spur tracks ieading past al.-o, which made it unfit fur hospital pur- poses. In connection wilh tins it was stated that there were about eases still (o return to Alberta, who would require liospilal accommoda- tion. JI Tvas further Elated by memb- ers of the commission Hint although the hospital accommodation in Cal- gary at the jiresont time was not near- medicine, jlc there." "Can't 1 help your sick hoy? Mayhe my medlcino will help." said "Mac." "Me al! right, me all right; no sick replied the medicine man 09 ho beat his tom-tom and taroko into a high-keyed Indian chant, which he continued at intervals all night long, anil yet 'Ihc next morning as the con- stable headed his dogs southward from the village the measured of ihe tom-tom and weird walling accom- paniment vraa carried lo bis ears through tho still 'air. "God help 'em, poor it said "Jiac" to himself as he slipped down, burying himself out'ol sight in the blankets and dropped off for an ott- interrupted sleep as his driver urged dogs to their swiftest pace. Out nt 105 persons at Fort McKay all were insert sick but two. The dead were of necessity buried just as they were found, scrap in indescribably un- sanitary conditions. (Fro Feb. Radio Webster, who has been confin- ed to-her.bed for practically ell oE the >nat tHleen weeks with lioart trouble, following the 'flu, is fee If 115 much Improved nnd hopes to be nroutii! Loronzo Hatch and Kosanna Archi- bald-, ramo from Calgary, ivnei-o 'oty have tocn'attending fun-mal, on IhJ iiTgliL tf the 3lsr Mr. Hatch -tahea over tho princlpahhlp of Ihc consol- tdfUid Erhool here, Miss Arch- ibald KQOS to Aetna to tench. Joscphtno Leavftt is tafctng Instruc- ly for Paaedlna, California, to viait B father and slater. "Mr, and Mrs. "Wood are moving lo the (arm lately occupied by Ihe lale Ackebcrg. Mrs, Acfceberghas gone lo live with her parents in th6lr fine new home near Haley. We are not very SsolatetlT when ex- press leaving here Tuesday p.m. can reach Vancouver, B. C., on Thursday. OTTAWA, Feb. Iho Cana- dian Natlpn3l ralhvaya arc n an oighty-mUIion basis as to gross earnings, thai-a program of. con- In oil painting from Miss Christ- slrucUon, betterment and cxpan fson, of Salt f-ahe Ctty, who (s ot motfvo power and rolling Cardaiotr painting la tho Laltcr Day "toclc is on foot which will employ Saints Temple there.......- from fifteen to twenty men Mr. Peters of the provincial branch [and vrlil Involve- an outlay of many of Irrigation was over the proposed millions, is ihe statement ot D. B canal from Big Uend to Glen wood by llanna, chalrmati of board, who way of Hill yiprlnfj, and pronounced, was in Ottawa tcrfay. the proposition a moat feasible one, Ho gave In struct ion ftdvlco that wjir fsc'Eftstc tho nvorh. Tho U. T. A. will meet tonight to tho report of tho returned del- Mr. Karma stated lliat it was the intention to lay 85-pound steel on many or tho heavier trafficked parts ot the main line, notably between Port Arthur and Winnipeg. It is _. mi.ii HE oiiu ttjuiiii'CK- fo tho conyenllon or that or.lBigo the Intention to double-track at E-lmonlon lo flits scanon. ol lha Olcnwood U.F.A, and Iho U.O brnnch al Cardaton. Mi. .K. OrERHD rolurnctl on Mio fioni-SnU City where lie nndcpvfni, n very rrlttcnl hut aiv> olm-allon. Ills recovery rcntailtably, rniilrl and thnigh sllll vveakjliR nays fr.ds better tlmn fftj has aono for years. of tho Ib6 Drnrnhcllar ihe whola line I bo douWa-lracked. lo Calgary CHINESE LEADER MURDERED i STOCKHOLM, Fob. Rich onian, he.itl of Ihc Chlneao Ilolshcvikl (ho Communfil pnrly, been mur- dortil hy an tmUlentlflcd ptraon, ac- cordtns fco ft dfspalch from I'etrogratl. Ho waB shot down as lie ibcgan ft pub He rpftech. Tho murder, II la added, Is eipected lo bsvo Imporlanl conse- quences. open men SPRING COULEE SPIlTlyo The wcathor has taVen on n llltle nioro chill for Ihn fpiv ilays; hut Is still very oomforiaMc for rnM-wln- School orcnerl Monrlny wilh A new leather, AIlssi Me Ken 7 In, Ttio uttonilRuro lias hcnn Incrr-aslng alighlly sinco Ihc ncvt year., Wo horm the peonlo will appreciate iconsnl-ECnorfil for Cnnftda has TRcciv- 'llatancp our minister has cable from BhisGeta an- travel nnd lie licro ID tncni him when noiinclng Hint the Belgian permit ho An adull Hfhlo class is torn trjpsrtg. 1'ias come to. a ho ill ,Io Inn on.l. as Ibo, majority ol j A'cotnmLUoo'wlili -Mr.i, Jlcrbnrt E.! Imiiortcil nro Krlfy; will wcct nt thn 'imroriatlon of fitter, brcatlslufts, REMOVE BELGIAN RESTRICTIONS OTTAmV, Belgian ly so good as here, and vastly over- crowded, there were patients leing lor in the halls at the hospital there, while there were some 200 or SCO spare beds in the Edmonton hos- Want Refunds Since Jan. 1st. 1918 In regard to the decision ot the-fed- eral authorities lo reCutul to soldiura' j dependents a certain sum liiat equal their transportation via third class from England to their destina-l lion here, H was decided fo ask the j government lhat Ihis action he made relroactivc to Jan, I, 191S. At the present lime it is relroactive only aiuce Nov. H> 191S. Thts- step was consi'Jered owing lo Ihe fact that strong pressure was brought to hear on those families in last year, and that they sold out at a considerable loss their belongings in England on account of what they con- sidered was a command from llio British government. It was decided to asfc thai luhercu- losis patients remain on the Invalid Hospital commission tor a maximum ol one year after being discharged from hospital. .Banks Open The secretary reported that ar- rangements had been made with tho banks in Edmonton to remain during tho evening whenever being demobilized, in order to give them an opportunity to deposit their savings. A scheme is being perfected where- by each returning soldier wiil he giv- en a cartl or official (banks for liis ser- vices abrond. Returned Men's Complaints Further complaints had been made hy returned men regarding. the In- convenience and expense for them fti go to central points to be examined For pensions and the commission pass- ed the following resolution: "Whereas, many complaints have been made by returned men in Lcth- brirtge and Medicine Hat, that the present arrangements requiring their attendance at Calgary to he rc-hoaM- til for pensions is a serious hardship, and where as a medical ofllcer Is now appointed ana acting at Xelsou anil ReveletoXe for the purpose of re- boarding Ihe pensions, men who re- side al these poims, he it resolved lhat In the opinion ot this commis- sion there Is.urgent nerd of tho im- mediate appointment of a medical of- ficer at Medicine Hal nml Loth- bridge, lhat men who are {o he re- boarded for pensions may have this dona al Ihelr respective points with- out recurring the large expense HOY.- ontallnd hy thclr'being required to at- lend at Those in attendance at the meeting of thn commission were Premise Stewart, chairman; J. A. McDoutcall, F. H. Cleland S, -I. Shep- herd J. Montgomery Boll, J. W, 'Mitchell A. J, X. Terrill (MoiHrme Hal) anil Secre- tary Howard Stulclibury Want Same Grant as Last Year At the afternoon session of the Re- turned Soldiers' rommisaion Monday iPMollcally iho entire time was lateen up with n discussion of appropria- tions lhat would he required for patriotic purposes. It' was decide! limt same as wns granted by the legislature last year, ahould cover the needs thin year, The com- mission will nsk tho legislature for power to administer Ihfs fund, and it la intended lhat ihh will cover all gal- nrlei ami grftnU In this connection. It wo? riccMcd to have a smnll local comtnittco In each ciJy lo work with Ili6 commission, so thnt- fn urgent cases ton long n time will no! need lo etapsc before relief. OH (his there will he reprrsenln- tires from the Ore.it War, Veterans, from Ihe commission jtself, ami prob- ably one or livo olhor Thero nUo some til e e mpo o rcaslni., There wanUoome d cnsson Kcllw home on Wednesday barley, (chacco (raw anrti1 ,J o, (o curry ouUlie work of ownhialioii.. mamitoolurcrll. wluea anrt liquors, is i home for orphan children of soMiers Mr. C. Thompson leaves short- still subject to Iho iwrmlt syatcm. but no nctlon was laiicn. Peace, ArlickKa.1l Cut cxljar KfjmxfS ree Artificial Appliances for Disabled Soldiers returned soldier, who is an amputation case, is provided by the JLJ Government with an artificial limb. He can have that limb repaired, and if necessary, replaced, without expense. This is one of the many services rendered by the Department of Soldiers1 Civil Re-Establishment to the returned soldier. Aledical DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL At p'acci rnsrkcc! aic Medical .Adraifiiitrilirc OlTicts of the Department with ical OSccii in charge. OthnwUe icleicncc is to Mcdica! Rcprcttnta lives. Additions arc made to liu or XJSIT MEDICAL DIREC- AsiT.Uriir MEDICAL Crnr OR. MBDKAL N'ovii Scotia: 'IJalifai. Diifild Stewart, Leith 'Sydney Jn. Bruce, Alci. Ron. 'Monlieil A. E. Lundcri, 301 Drum- 111 dp. A R F Huhbatd 17 St E. K. Una, Golden Lion Douglas, 132 QutcnSt. Dr. A.G.Aldrtrh. Pott Hope Gininoque J.J.Davis, 1-in: Stmt Piclon C. A. Tublow. r A Brocklnje North Bay Dr. K. Ryan, IS- Spadina. Ave. Dr. VV. litthunc, 300 Clyde Bli. Dr.W.J.iWl. Chatham R. V. li.av. (I LaWlle Bldg. Paris Hrantford J. H. GouW. Dr. C. C. Fisjette. if C. fuller, 1 Uf. IV. C. Gilchrist. T. faction. Mattan-a M.Jamo.' Mldliiiid T.J. JcAimon. Bank W. A. P.O. 13. Owen Sound.. H. 11. Middlcboro. Timmins ll.il.. Moore. Wcllind W. R. McCtilloch. CcIIinpvcwd Woods toclc StrA'.fotd D. McKav. Dr. S. McUy. Dr. 1.. Roltitson, 55 Albert Si. St. Catharines J.Sheahin. SaultStc. A. A. St.K. 'London Fort ofTorcnto Dr.A.J.MiTiion. K. Mclvor, N'olic Dame ]n- BIdp. 'Rcgina W. C. Arnold, MeClllom-llill 'Silks toon Ncnli Battltford D. S. Creijhlon. Dr. f.ll.H. jicluoD. Dr. KinE. G. R. Johoion, 'Edmonton G. G. Steirart, 410 Mcteoi IWShcrlociBlk. Medicine Hal.. O. Boyd. 'Vancouver.. A. P. Proctor, Board of Trade 'VictoaJ C. D. Holmes, Central Bldj. 'St. John C. MscKay, Royal BinV Bldf. Dr. G. P. Peat, iilnV ol Montreal 1 This department also supplies free paedic" appliances to correct as far as possible injuries to the feet, legs and arms; also special boots, splints, braces, etc. To those who need them, it also gives free surgical appliances such as trusses, spectacles, spinal supports, glass eyes, abdominal supports., A Government factory has been established at Toronto to make artificial limbs. Here standard patterns, embodying the best ideas known, are manu- r -i i factured. V In this work expert advice is given by surgeons who have seen overseas service, and who arc in constant touch with similar work in other countries. An experimental department is maintained for! developing practical applications of new ideas, and for testing out all new appliances that become aya.iUfelo in Canada or foreign Repair parts for standard pattems'aTe kept in Stbotf at fitting depots in the following centres: Fredericton, St. John, Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Moose Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver, At these depots there are experienced fitters who make repairs and adjustments under the supervision of surgeons. They also fit to individual patlenU appliances received in the rough from the factory, These depots arc so located, that those requiring renewals, repairs or adjustments can get them freo without travelling -long distances. If there is no fitting depot in the patient's town, he is instructed by the Department's Medical Officer to travel to nearest depot. He is furnished with free first class railway tickets, an allowance to cover meals and other V expense, and an allowance to apply against loss of time from his work. If he must remain there for longer than a week he is maintained at the Depart- ment's expense, and he and his dependents receive same allowances as if he were in hospital. Artificial limbs, orthopaedic and surgical appliances' are furnished free only when ihcir issue is authorized by a Medical Officer of the Department. These repre- sentatives arc listed alongside, The Repatriation Committee OTTAWA: ;