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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VW1UY, JANUARY 24. 1910 THE DAILY PAGE THIRTEEN REMINISCENCES OF THE ROUND-UP OF 1887 about 3ube 1st of the year dred miles where i( joius the Belly, fc7 after the tnoet severe aud dto- both formiag tlie South Saskatche- ii ft rous winter ever wcperlenced In the 'oafde nnchlnr In North America 'YeicfitBg alonK the western pratrlefi to :the'UooxY Mountnlcv Iroan Mexico to (he HOT- Rirtr to. tto Northwest Terrl- ot Few ot the nnci forty per .cent. 'some (otlii one Moflred per cen'... tent. The roundup at what then tbe ol a itoprtaC home. a ulsed sUWe and itocMdt corral, all of loci, where nirr as cmucfac and eiperltuce toot place. This old houcc old iu, following llio course ot Ihe How. nipLnK several mil PS to tbe' south, takiog a strtii of country about forty miles an v.-e weut. Thero were no unUl the third day ami I lh.nk U whan we struck a small ol ones. On tte wey Buofc Swtth who uiid'to whHtle ilteka (betas one ot tho hmbHa'ot rmuiy old tlmera) whlU he wonder- ful la the 'but- fcitu. Poker and an occasional bottle of red ejra were tbe two prln6lpiil'aLbe rlrer where llio How and ielly Joined, rodo over cm to river After a short which broii- to the bank of ihe laiw, looked down which was very bigl toe the ferry boat. D loose At water, ciune down, a ou it cloee to tht; edge, faoraes or it. alter- learned the liad beeti .rowned. This was about six In ihe evening sod we felt rather hungry. >oth horaea and riders, we nut tave anyihiiiR to eat or ilrink and had ridden all day. decided, lo follow up the anil the wagons pu.liiig in the rtrer a little after sunset. Tht-y tmd following experiences. Started out troiu the camping ground on a ike soon after breakfast by smnl! Sam Howe riding ahead, Vho wai the only one who had teen down in thai .ry before and he only wa- the Rockles.-uutil t and knew nearly whole IIL! cuiaiuly I .-and yi-ars i Stock stray tvcr knv his seeing and gix-tatlon. Jar for its; rltfli ti years ago Yit divide and rests ground In Fort lind tUe v. tors of his estate very lype. Englishman, wan n Keuuiue lighter. LIU two have forgotten it." billed probably n wolves than anyon. world. He too years ago. The Oxley wn> ranch, the two pri: Sihvcloy Hill ami t-nlibU'tl m the tion me il 1 a few about Ttie Colonel, too, has long since gone i of iliis war m mtta-iaiy wife, a iruti noyle wife to lil-i furcfathors., lion. anil wns very active as moil.t-r. ihf r ivro oldeM in (heir! the uas rUdeii-enough utungia antl Fltic-i- Uasjoarly let-ns, luli'iy good cow punchers j brotn-hoa and legs are llrptJ Ox'iey, teing ton ulJ. lie land hay uiakkTi-, first white irhil- goodbye. BQVIS. ti tlio !han a clever son 1" ioinniais'1 or1 j Hri- Idren born in ulun was then tile south-' :aval twin in N'oi'Ji HCLI. Swesienr part of tho Northwest Terri-j Lu with Mr. D, H.- An- I nuist iiii'iuujit Mri. Liorio? of in the old lug mount-i divwi mmtioued in ihii raiuable if- have io say tbat ho was orl- ot the firm of HuA 1 the i. of in the ohi log mount- i il pjSiot1 bar ricks Kort Mecleod, fi v t nl: to ab- conutiunlty u( 1 uum> a days, ,bnt u A lew jn-iUiuut wen i i'd great 1 one uf jj-'i j Jn SiiK-Uid. A Lanft pvllrtfit horse "an H tlit; iwu A higlily luiy i'iuhLirn. zi' cry a-linSr.jd uml Uis in'ftrtwl j everyone whu hail ihf- [n-ivUf .i rUlerjter wor'.J year.- Tin- oil.'. t'-ifs. tihit aad. llunh C.ialnun. ote's [lame.' gyod loo'KlnK man iroiu a u--H anil 'family in of of retatlDK fierce siorit-Ji a nil s In air. The only one left rangf of tbe Mosquito outfit writer '.vho ha> 5 irly horn in A in tJ-'J i r r'lml'.ir t'xjn lii'.is 1 i1. irr11 inn rrnh- a liaui. lim-i'.l'-il In iy cv- i pi her f-i'.Uc-r the L'oloiiel.; _ t: Lftle of dkvc. Scotland, u BOH A: Andraiva of Douglas, Wyojafnfc. of Kiutdtun Military Culloge. Ill- went jjrai-iu-aMy "broke" In" the au otrker of ibe winu-r ol 1SSC-S7. He accepted the dltlon who cume uv through posit km of of ihe Seventy- lakes 6y bun io Forl outfit at Three iht-t" by row boa's and on the- Sweetwater In fj liyiFort Hurry, of ami suijprvr-; LS i'.r- rivers ftii-l in ouiiti now Winnipeg, in ICTO.ifall was n.l Hlel t-i- jiRrty iiulUary that has although a Utw ami over since. This i, ii- the his tuturts in tho spring c-t 18ST. In the was shot at by an unknown s'.ttiug in cabin, and. man, he resigned hfs away Country were j li1 cattle to Clay. UcbluFon C who handled ami were to go on south on to the I was one of the known IChifiigu, Belly-river as far as I remeinbtr and outfits in the F. A. MavnaKh-'wcll. Retting iTi: for topn ;i was about twenty miles. I'ntortuu-lteii. a well KEQ.MI 1 market. i ami v.vnt lo Kiigland. for the lister. During the of 18SR iheri1. 2 diugiut-r fl one uf ,he bought young c-aitle in the south tlie Selkirk who came to jaml other pans of the range country via Oif Bay route, (or the old firm of Clay lu liT4 th? returned as eec-jui (lie fall he went up lo the Cana- tijjj in coiuinanil of ihe Korthwest ujian 'Xorihweat tu receiva a berd cf Viouiitfii rclU'i' and headed lliD first taiile front ihy ouTfit. litile bfcnl UT- unknown yluins j '.liea liy Sir Horace I'lunbetl aa re- 10 tiif Kwky Mountains. .Tbe purchaser an jjoMii, finally wintered at Fori Mai1- Ush outfit, managed by Sir John, Lls- p.nd iliey duilt tiifrir lof: bar. biocVa-ie corrala. Among alely one of ihe men was suptwwu.l to fitter, but rode in tbe wagon fe-alaed Ills ia known what a 1 Hie poite was Calgary, called by the Bide' Die cook most of the lime, talker, he kept ahauting to. Sim is leaving soon t Howe, you are going too much to father's estate rfght with tho reanlt that a.m. {land The war Oxlev ilurty ago;'H'1 jolly after a small fllace all bis triumls ihui he j er Cliai.ic, Jloblnson is. Doi forseithifi hui.l. the former now a city. The Col- old Scot-1 one) made ihe i rennet with tue ern li'.iliana theu in Ihcir wild naiivo fi'ato. which .iince havp been always they made a complete circle and 'c away. Wasr hWe.rope and broach over' the pralrU like violent" Chinook wind. This 'was th last we saw of (here. The hone wa found a couple of months after, bu the rope was gone. He afierwanl made a splendid mount for the Xorth west .Mounted Police. Tha writer not sorry to sec hint disappear. H had a string of ten, only two werci Kei.tle. Tho balance gave htm an. time. They used to saying I talked in my sleep about the various buckera and particularly a ?rey one which also alterwurds went ;o tho Mountett Police. I never shall forget when rldlng'lhis grey one, one Ay, having a bad lime In the Rddle, the same old Nigger John rode up saying "let me ride dat boss." You bet 1 changed on 1o his gentle one in record time saying, "you can ride him or kill him if you You never saw anything more astonished than that hone was. He was spun round like a lop, made lo stop, lope, trot, walk and mighty glad to do anything that old Joftu could think ot the evening ire hrtd ihe little bunch of cattle camped on the prairie ahout seventy-five miles from Ihe nearest human being. The cattle were quieted down In stah't of camp. The only" hqraa saddled was Ihe day back tc the aame laXe they start'ed j i from and camped 'there for dinner.] This was tho reatun we could not Hud Ihe iv ay on. tracV, having ridJcii out- side the circlt. Needless to say very litlle thought ot this talking' ma- cblne afterwards, Our little bunth of cattle had gone over lo Ihe Belly, From on we got u lot of tattle which was on the circle range where we found the other roundup wagons, being the R U., tbe Circle, tbe, Wai- rond, the'Oiley ami the Seventy-Six. Ho well was our firEl captain, rho was manager of the Circle ranch owned -by Conrad Ilros. of Fort Hen ton, who were the principal partners of the well known (inn of traders, 1. G. Baker t Co., in St. Louis, from there to Benton or to the Canadian Northwest. Waiter Huclmle. owner Fid dtoback brand, who one ot tlm riders on the outside circle, he IB now, and has been im y" relatives who.-wouM ha-c come into estate. Joined wUH tli' tip was tlie Winder htt> !ate-Sutherlftud, uji of Ire-'land's refutation of 'nulling after ill of bis bawbees, not leaving out .Mites lakes priiU1 or a iruo artist; such u success, ily hwain? he-ail of i out liuipitis to sell ihniihe mountr-d police and mafntainej bfcsf. 50 that fiat-h Limch looh.s like a (law and -A great protection] picture iti ilEtl'. 1 feel you will par-[ lo ilie caiilo. men from the-----------.t ter Kaye. Andrews was a great suc- ilie above position, and tie' serves all the Dice things stid aboui him in the above article. J. C. Oxli'Y on the round-' I afier AN ULTIMATUM STOCKHOLM, Jan. The Swedish government has sent an ultimatum to the Solihevlfei lega- tion rfamandir.g its departure from Swedtn by Jan. 25 at the according the Caiitarn Winder, cue; ul [Jeers of tbe Nonir lice, une uf t the early Po- John Casails uf Montreal, oJ Ihe best men thf-re. was anoihcr; willi Charles iiianagor, a great big1, full. fair balreil man, filled with inerhausiible fuiul cf tunny Ho came form a well known family in the old city of Quebec, be too has long since away. There ar.otlier ranch vitb the Oiley roundup, hnonu as 1 Forty-four, owned hy Mackenzie anil Mann, the noted railway niauagcd by A. H, JiuiMers and trua "Scolcliinau, now sheriff ol Macleod. Tlie sevcnty-feix wapon owned by the Powder River Cattle company ol Wyoming had driven a up from Hivnr of ahout one j years president of the Western Stock Of (he remnants of their immense big Growers' Association with headquar- lers at Medicine Hat, one oi tha most prominent, best known and re- spected stockmen in the west and a great worker for the lUiti Cross dur- ing the war, still hale ami hearty. The general rounUup was a large herd onto a, ratify on Mosquito creek and the Lillle How rover, i; was man- aged hy deal Murph, aa he was familiarly called. These cat- tle sloort the hard winter well. Mor- ton Frewan of world-wide reputation _ _ was, head ol tU.e company. He was one ,ench ouldt had ahoui fifteen rid-. succeeded by a noted irishman, Hor- ot the Itar I" pf the High Hivftr rbyndiiti ahrt-it'strict auto'cra'i wilJi .life cowboys. His -word was anil no one disputed It, He Is hnon-n over most of North Am- erica especially the weal and "down Into Mexico, even reaching far France from where he lias import- ed tome of the finest cs ever produced and owns tlift larg- est ljunch of these horsea in the world, taking prizes in Canada and the Un- ited States wherever shown. ,In acJ- tllilon is-probsbly. the larg- est grain growing farmer In Canada find the biggest ranchers. l.ane Is filled with wonderful I was line and Ihe daye nearly enterprise and a great amount of what ttielr longesL so we all started. There One It prob ers, besides the cook, night herder and horse wrangler, so it looked anil was n formidable outfit as we rorto ......._____ _ _._ _up to the higb ground in the early Jimmie -Johnston, front, our various camps, wards foreman of the-Oxley Harit-h, one of the Isrgwl, oldest and best' known in the West, loosely tied-to the wagon. We all at supper when out the liorse- bad got looa'e and-Was rtmnlng brfole and "lead "roiie to the buach. We all run out to we run into tbe horse herd who Immedi- ately got stampeded TvKJ. the saddle and leatl in the grass. It was a case of k fool race on tho wide prairie to head off .a bunch of young, wild' saddle Jvorses. The wea- horse aense and always ready, to help buiUl up IhO'Conntry in Is assocJaled with. -luEl is helping to build one of the largest flour .and as fine a one as in the world. A description'Of ihc'Har U outfit would not be complete without includ- ing R .very noted oltl-t.rtier who is still on tlcnk, U Is George Emerson, Hie pilot, who always rode in front of the wagons and homes on ;i tine strong gentle horse, showing them where to were about a dozen of 113. another vould drop behind, but the writer headed oft the bunch, stopped when Rome of Ihe them others caught up, ono with a rope rushed up throwing it at one the horses, missing; when the whole lunch atart- Cil off 'again. Hunter Powell quietly came up saying he and Henry, both sons of tho prairie, would get tlie horses into camp 'and the rest could return there. No one seemed to know- and get water. George, was the (what direction U was in, so I naked expert calf marker, culling the under Hunter, lie pointed with his linger "......flaying We walked hick bit from one ear and Ihe under half crop on the other to perfection. Km- crson was one ol the oldest timers in the West coming up from Mtilne or Vermont In the slxtloa. for years freighting from Fort Garry to Fort Kdmontxm with an outfit of Red Kivcr carts. 1 WAS nearly forgetting' the Sheep Creek Ranch Company which also irorked wlih Hie liar tJ wagou. Barter, another pp.endSrt sped- men of pioneer manhood. He was one of Ihe moat powerful, forceful men of the West and old lime Hudson Bay man. They relale the story of a wild Itmghofn steer making for htm In the corral not giving him time to Jump over tho bare. He turned grab- bing a horn. In each hand giving the filcer such a Iwist his neck cracked like a pistol nhot. .Unfortunately a Koott many years ago' that grim ilia- ease typhoid attacked him. HR was one of -the drat onca buried In Cftlgary cemetery where a grey sand stone marks his resting place, a good many yearp tcforo his natural course of life should have ended. leads one lo Barter's right liantl Nigger .lohn, the whitest nigger. I have ever mot. A splendid cow Jiiirid and1 the greatest broncho rldor in the WosT It was Hkc a Bnii hlng post 'a Broncho ramo u sgalnel the fend of JoJin'e liirlat, heauliful roper and a perfed. horp num. Ho 'by hrs owner when a boy In. slayery days, as tho the roaster mrulo all his hnya the bVpncno bare" buck, glr- itip an. awful Mnckstiako if they .dared lo fall oft so II IK hirdly lo say they1 were expert rklen. Tho other roiinilup was known the (.Mosquito Creek Pool outfit, I straight lo camp and anxiously wall- ed. After dark Hunter and Henry quietly wallted the bunch inio the rope corral. Xearly every man caught and picketed a horse that night. Xext morning we were up early which re minds ono of tha fun. used to get out ot the poor old nigger Green, tho cook. Some one said to Tcm Lyncli 1 gtiess It must have been the irighl tierder old Green would not get up enough. Lynch 'a reply was 'I0r G s sake do not tell the olrt ma this, .He >v.H not allow us any sleep.' Sure enough wo had breakfast at a.m. after that. Old Green was a very emotional re llgious old nigger .n'lils own parUcu lar way. Some erf the boys would alar him up ivlth his camp meeting sotigs tho favorite 6nc' b6lng "Cllmbin' up de Golden Slalrs." would star Ibifl.wlth a Icrw, ixHe, gTRrtually get ting higher higher until his emo ttonal {ccliag would overcame him With teirs.'iHrttinlng down his .cheek; he would wind up exhausted. The olrand of-the ranch ami Doc, Grielda, Ihe local manager, assumed ho duties of captain of the general roundup. He ivas very genial, jolly, rue type of a. western cow man and kept ys all in the besl of good hum- oravllh ninny jokes anil laughter. Af- ter leaving fhe circle range or.' the Old Man river opposite Kovt butcher and packing now owned hy P. Burns it Co., and owns properly (n all the cities of Alberta and British Columbia. The Bar Y was miother member owned by Ham- sou and Harforu, both Oxford college men, the former was a splenoiil na- tural judge of a horse or cow and brought in one. of the finest range herds qf cattle ever bred from Ore- son" 'He distinguished himself in the South-African war, afterwards getting Macleod we followed up (his river oil killed very "simple motor-accl- ;o the Walrond range, which reached ide'nt. The latter w'ns a very nice cap- up Ib.thc first range of the rocklea [able man 'belonging lo n distinguished family of bankers In Knglaml and con through Ihe south end of the beautifu Porcupine lii.IsJ On (he way up'juat west ot Tennessee we came across some old wild bulls which v.'ftre ordered to be roped ami made Into stage. There were some lively limes, ropes popping, riderless horses run- nected with tbe highest people; he left the coimtvy many ago. The fiiir R was another owned by Skrino another Oxford college man. Ono of Ihe F'julres of Ihe south of England JiflerwarAs married one ol niug wildly over tho prairie, men on highest educated girls from Ireland foot chased by Infuriated bulls, bill who contributed articles for Hlack- in Ibo end- no one WHS much the worae anil the work was done. Tho Walrond ranch was Marled 'by! Dr. McEacJiran, Chief Veterinarian of Canada and Principal of the Montreal Veterinary College (Ihe writer was a graduate and EV tew olher in Mont- real, among them the late Mr. W. Rftmsey, with some biherp In tho old country, notably Sir John Wb.roml, whom the ranch was tin me d after, They wero one of the large ranciicn and were equipped" with wagons, horsea, elc. Afler leaving north l the Walrond wo start- up lo Krighni! anrt wns m.idc of the Isle of WifeM. Ills Hilly Cochranp, a well known chriracicr In most parts of Ifift world, a greiU Irav- direction. Jiin PattefVon, oiler, ran Ihc ranch auccessfiilTy for Creek Pool outfit, going east from il went thr way. an old-limo Tctan cow-puncjicr, several years the olhers Irft and High River Crowing for the However, we dec Met. old sun wcnl Ils foreman of the Oxley and caplairi of soM out mnWnK some money, Biouth o( Ihe Itow about a hun- usunt cotirsc. We found a ntw sur- Ihe roundup on tnolr ra.iso- He served lit wflr In South: and range, followin Willow Crcfik, taking In Ihe P hills anrf onto tho prairfe the lUllft How IHvor, going a niprlh westerly direction. Jim woods Magazine of Edinburgh world-wide literary range for many years. They went back to .live In Ire- land. The writer was Hi lliclr beauti- ful country .honio a few months be- fore the war began. RUll another was tho lyitlle Bow <'att'.e Company. better'known as tliR T (l Hancn, tbelr brfliid, H waj owned by five wild Kng- Cochranc, n'rc- 'llrcd naval officer, who ran for mem- ber of parllcimenl when there wns one representation for what is known to' day a? the ProTinco or Alhprta, but Stracciari a Long, Trair Stricciari's glorious haunting melody and message of the "Long, Long Trail." Try to imagine the heart-appeal of thi? splendid find how it surpasses even your keenest "y expectation. JO LasKanska's lovely record of'TLouise's' Famous Love Song There are people who to .-hear "Louise" just for the joy of one wonderful le Jour." In all'the realm of opera there is no more beautiful love song than this unrestrained outpouring of ja.ypung girl's first affection. Lashanska's ren- dering is perfect in its sympathy, surpassing in its brilliance. 1 1 The French Army Band Plays Two Victorious Wax Marches France's victory over her foe is unmistakably reflected in the happy faces of these French Army Bandsmen. And France's glorious triumph rings out, loud and clear, in every .note of these two pulse-quickening "Marche Lorraine" and Pere de la you hear them, you'll swing your hat again for France! COLUMBIA GRAPHOI'HONF. COMPANY, JV.. CtlmmUt AmrJ. M E KENNY ALLIN CO., LIMITED Next to Dallas Holil Phono U87 The ;