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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VAUDEVILLE Bennett Sisters Will Ward Singing and Dancing Specialties Black Face Comedian 1. Children's Reformatory 3. Hundred Tricks Prices I5c and 25c Continuous Performance From 7.30 to 10.4S 2. Flirting on the "Sands 4 Mad Musician You Keep a Secret" THE SAILOR LAD Harper) Contributed by W.C.T.XJ. He was a sailor, brown and young, Whose ship had just sailed by; lit fair white sails were proudly swelled, Its great, dark hull was lightly held. And, with the rippling waves did "As swept its prow around, a curve, Without a single wavering swerve; ,And Anchored safe did lie. For many days the good ship had Battled with wind and main; Storms had assailed, great winds did blow, Calms had entangled in their, slow And weary currents, ice "and snow Tried to enshroud her in the bands; Pirates attacked her in- lands; '5Tet here she was again. Her captain. -was a good man, Bight worthy of his place; His- men were all brave, tried and true, Who loved their ship and ocean blue, And little else of life they .knew But that which centered round the Jife On ship, and mother, home, or wife, Or of the -little, face That watched lor hirp while far he sailed Along the boundless mainr Who counted hours, and weeks, and days, And numbered all his little plays, And all his small life's sunshine rays By "When my father's ship comes back There's nothing pretty I 'shall lack When he comes home again." But now the proud ship was at home, At liberty the men, Who, through the heat .and through the Through, -dangers that were never told, Had borne their trials, brave and bold, And faced grim death and gaunt despair, .And now. seemed walking in the air; They were at home again! And all the men .who'd wives and babes, Hastened blithe away, And left this young brown sailor, lad, And who no wife nor infant had, But whose old -mother blind and sad, Waited at home in her old 'chair, Waited with many a- fervent prayer For his return that day. On shore he stood, so brown, so strong, :A pleasant sight was he; No brighter eyes were ever seen, No face, of nobler, sweeter mien, No better boy was there, I .ween; No heart was truer or more grand, In any mansion in the land- Than this lad from the sea. He was a boy, no more than that, What wonder that he fell; When every street and dumshop door, And every little bedecked store, Persuasive sights, showed o'er and o'er. And begged him to go in To drink, and steep himself -in sin! They were the mouths of hell. And he was robbed; the little store That he had slowly won, That for his mother he had brought That meant so much of love and thought, Of comfort in her blindness All now was gone; he; saw the theft And like a beast of whelps bereft, He struck! The deed was done! Then trembling in a vague alarm, He looked upon his hands, While round his feet a circling flood Crepi slowly, as he dumbly stood; And this dark circles-it was blood COLONEL IRVINE RELATES HISTORY Dark and sinstwr it lay, Circling about him every way, And forming linked hands. The sight of that dark, awful stain, Was worse than of the dead Who lay there prone, with pallid face And form that matched the baneful place, And from his breast that bubbling race, Of pouring blood that circled round And wrought new figures on. the .ground, And filled him with sore" dread. A little while he trembling stood, As a baby tottering stands, Bewildered by the horrid sight, And then before him all grew night, His gleaming knife the only light; But when his. senses came again, And he could see a 'little plain, His hands were clasped in iron bands. A mother, pale and bent and blind, Knelt in a prison cell, And kissed those brown and sturdy hands, That now were clasped in iron That toiled so brave in many lands; That never had an action done That was not right, except this one In that red gate of hell! The poor old, shrunken, sightless eyes Had not a tear to shed; Dry, labored sobs shook her- old frame And through them burned the awful shame had fallen on her name; Yet, in all her sorrow, none Heard her blame that prisoned son, ;Who sat with bended head. .Too well she knew the pitfalls that The law allows to lie Unchecked, unheeded, everywhere, That catch upwary footsteps there, Like some wild tiger at his lair; That lay their toils to trap within The very ones least prone to sin, And'gloating, see them die. She had no hope; red-handed he Was taken in. the act; Tho he was drunk, that-could not save, And, tho he killed a thievish knave, He must now.-fill a -felon's grave; 'No hope was there for this poor lad .Who, tho he sinned, was not all bad; The law must go by fact. 'Twas done! JTwas done! that bonny lad Whose ship had just' sailed That handsome youth, his mother's pride, Who, for one moment. self-beside. Had sinned when drunk, had snamed -died; While those who were the guilty ones, Whose hearts are., hard as nether stones, Cried, "We have punished sin.' And now a low and unmarked grave Another close beside, Shows where low lies the sailor lad The only one his mother had, The bov whose -heart was weak, not bad, Who- had a .dread and awful end, With none but one poor, weak blind friend; While sin still lives in pride. L'ENVOl Oh! friends, maybe to-morrow you. A sailor boy may have, Whose ship is sailing home again, Whose heart is beating love's refrain Whose young life you would keep from pain; Then join with prayerful heart anc true, V And vote our-Prohibition- through, And thus your; save.. I 1 1 TRANSFER 1 this opportunity their patrons favors, and beg the business conducted as future, orders for ofDraying, Coal, may be left with at the Hardware ATTENTION 4 4 4 Herald Ads. Bring Results. HE TELLS HOW THE MOUNTED POLICE MANAGED WILD TRIBES IN EARLY DAYS. (Winnipeg Free Press.) Colonel Irvine's attention was call- ed to an item in the "30 years ago" column of the Free Tress, stating that he was pulled off his horse by the Indians. the: colonel said "I noticed it, and I thought at first that I would contradict it.. But the thing was so absurd I considered the best plan was to pay no attention to it. No white or red, ever pull- ed me off .my horse. If any Indian ever tried that when I -was commis- sioner of the .mounted police, only one thing could have happened, anc you can well imagine what that would be. "It would never he. said, "to have "the head of ths finest body of men for its size in the British Em- pire, degraded in that The colonel remarked: "I remem- ber well the occasion referred to. Big the Cree chief who figured so prominently in the. '85 hac stopped the Government surveyors from carrying on their work. Com plaints of' this were brought to me, I selected twenty-six; men, and we 'proceeded.' tg the scene of the trou- ble, taking our Winchester rifles, with which we had just been equip- ped. Previous to this we had used the Snider carbine. When we arriv- ed at the south branch of the Sas katchewan, a little west of where Medicine HaLnow stands, we founc large number of Blood Indians camped there. They had heard that Big Bear had been hindering the surveyors, and they knew that were going to interfere. They per- ceived, also that we were equipped with new rifles, and putting two anc two. together, came to the, conclusion there was going to be some fun. The Bloods and Crees having always been deadly enemies, the chief of thi> Bloods askeditp he; allowed tp join me. I withheld my answer till the following day.; As it was late in the evening when we'arrived at the 'river I considered it advisable to camp there, as fording the'south branch of the Saskatchewan was somewhat dan- gerous at any time, and would be more so after dark; "The scene in the; camp, of the Bloods.' that night is 'one that I never forget. The braves held a war dance (ladies were al were stripped to the breech_clout, and between the war songs they recounted their many deeds o valor, occasionally mentioning mj Indian- name, which was given to me by Chief Crowfoot. It was certainly a beauti ful sight to see these fine, well-buili children of Nature dancing in the light of the fitful camp fires of buf- falo chips'. "The nest morning I told the chie: that I would take him and his chie: brave, to which he gladly consented The Indians then showed us the ford, and we got over safely, although one of my men, through not heeding the instructions, which were to fol low closely one after the other, was almost swept down the river. The ford, you will understand, is as rale, a very narrow ridge, and if one missed it, he. is liable to be carriec down the stream. At Big Bear's Camp. "When we reached Big Bear's camp it looked ominous. The women anc children had all been sent away. which among the Plain Indians always "a 'sure sign that they .especl to. do some fighting, I ignored Big Bear and went to .the surveyors' tent When I sat down the Bloods took their places on either side of me Big Bear followed with a large num- ber of his braves, to talk to me. did not waste many words with him, but told him if he interfered with the surveyors, who were servants of the Queen's Government, as I was, I would have him arrested, taken to Cypress Hill, and locked up in the guard room. "As I was talking to him a Black- foot rider arrived from Macleod with letters for the surveyors. The Bloods and Blackfeet are really the same people, and common enemies of the Crees, so when Big Bear saw this Blackfoot courier hand papers to the surveyors, and saw the Blood chief and his brave with me, it occurred to him that there was a concerted action between .the Bloods, Blackfeet and police to attack him, and he calmly and submissively .consented to allow the surveyors to go on with their and they never after- wares were interfered with by any of the Indian tribes. "I said the colonel, "if it had not been for these fortunate coincidences, my having a couple of; Bloods and J the Blackfoot despatch carrier arriving in -the nick of time, that we might have had some ighting. he said, reminiscent- y, 'I think it is perfectly marvellous vvhen'I back to the time, some thirty years ago, that a'-mere hand- ful of police could keep peace and order among thousands'of wild In- dians, ranging from .theJRocky Moun- tains to the Boundary Jof and from the United, States bound- ary to North Saskatchewan. Indians who prior to the arrival of the police were masters of the country, free as herds .of buffalo supplying their food and clothing. half a dozen men would go to a camp of lodges, and arrest horse n-hieves. Yankee whisky traders, who gave the police a great deal of trouble, had to be kept in check; on one occasion four Americans charged with murder were arrested and brought to .Winnipeg ior The police assisted the com- missioner in making treaties with the different Indian tribes. The only trouble the Indians ever tfave the Government was in 1885, and that was brought about by the influence of the Kiel party, only a very small proportion of the Indians taking part the''white's. The most numer- ous and warlike of the tribes, Bloods, Blackfeet, Sarcees and Piegans, never lifted a hand against recognized au- thority." CONSERVATIVES NOT TO NOM- I NATE :Nanaimo, B. C.} Jan. Conservatives have decided not to put a candidate in the. field in the forthcoming by-election for the legis- lature. The vacancy, was caused by .ttte resignation of J. Hawthornth- waite to become a candidate for the Dominion House. Mr. Hawthornth- waite will be Socialist candidate for the vacancy, and will be opposed by C. H. Liberal, a prominent lawyer of Nanaimo. Xt is expected to be a straight fight of Socialists against anti-Socialists. HEART STITCHED UP. Wonderful Operation Saves the Life of M Butcher. London, Jan. surgeons at Leeds Infirmary Von Wednesday car- ried out a remarkable operation on a Leeds butcher, who was accidentally stabbed initlie course of his business. The man was removed to the insti- tution in a collapsed state. The wound seems to have been' 'a severe one, the wall 01 the heart being punctured. An operation was in- ;s'tantly performed, and the lesion of the heart successfully stitched- up. For the moment, at all events, as '.the result of this prompt surgical treatment, the man's life is, saved. The -carrying out of such remark- able operations as that of stitching up the heart is of comparatively re- cent practice, and has only been rendered possible by the high etate of efficiency in modern surgical work. During-the past'two or three years cases similar to the one mentioned above have been dealt with success- fully. In one extraordinary instance whe're a man's life was; absolutely despaired of some time ago as the re- sult oi a serious stab puncturing the heart, the operation was performed as a forlorn hope, and the man eventually recovered under skilful treatment. For some considerable tune afterwards he was walking about and performing his duties, appar- ently as well; as1 ever. SUN The oldest Insurance Office the world FOUNDED A.D. 1710 BI-CEM SNAKY HOME OFFICE LONDON. ENGLAND C. B. BOWMAN, LETHBRIDGE, AGENT. TOOK FROM BANK. fteeve of Tiverton Villsge took Stack of Bills from Teller's Caught with the Goods. A. bank .robbery, while it Aid not turn out serious, 'inasmuch as the money was quickly recovered, but which is a very sad affair, as it was found-to have been committed by the reeve of the village of Tiver- ton, .about twenty-five-.miles from Owen Sound (near Port creat- ed a big sensation around the West- ern Bank of vthat village a few days t something out of the safe, leaving the of bills on. the counter. When, he came hack the money was gone.; Htf at once rushed to thf door, and saw McKinnon going.into hisi, own store. Then he called the'manager; and together they' tried into1 McXinnon's store, but found the door locked. Calling the village consta- ble they forced an entrance, and found McKinnon upstairs..' He de- nied all" knowledge- of "the" robbery, and consented that his shop' should be searched. Soon part of the money was found, and then McKinnon made a clean confession of the whole" busi- igo. Alex. McKinnon deliberately and told them where the re- took a roll of bills amounting to the amounting td 800 from the counter, and walked out of the broad daylight. McKinnon, who is reeve of the vil- lage, is a druggist, and oJ business is located close to the bank. On the day that the robbery was. committed McKinnon had gone' to the bank to get a ten-dollar cheque cashed. There was a big roll of bills on the counter, and after the clerk had cashed the cheque, he went to the back part, oi the office to get in all, was to be found. He was then allowed, his liberty, and it -seams that he immediately drove away, and has not since been heard of. A warrant has been issued ,for his arrest. McKinnon was a man of good habits, highly esteemed in the community, clever, fine looking, and a" general favorite. It is certainly sad story, for, in a moment of temp- tation, he yielded, only to blight-Ms prospects for Sound' Sun. the air, acknowledging no maiter, The Bejitley Co. Ltd HNNUHI- JANUARY 8th to 18th BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE TWENTY, PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CASH from Regular Marked Prices on Dry Goods Clothing Boots and Shoes Men'.s Furnishings Hats and Caps Carpets and Linoleums Trunks and Valises Ladies' Wear Coats and Skirts Hosiery Ribbons and Laces Underwear Corsfets Gloves, etc. This is THE chance of the year to secure exceptional values in these lines. We are anxious to reduce stock before taking Annual Inventory, and we require space for new Spring Goods which are now beginning to arrive OUR GROCERY STOCK IS COMPLETE AND OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT The Bentley Co. Ltd. LETHBR1DGE ALBERTA ;