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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 6, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta RETURN OF THEBIIFFALO (Cidgniv Tlorald.) TIIKrVLLKV MOVAIlop. Moiiai'vhs of oUI, \vc greet you an yon puss us, r�inrorut tliroush Hit- coiiiitlt>HS iititw.,. , Vou rt'lKntsI siiitrtnia with Jinihspiitotl swiiy. Anit now.wt! ^if vim,.pent ami ponn- ftl s.-H"iirp disfrrncn ns if it hncnn-ti'nilont mill the five Mexiciiiis. Tho story of thi> {j>'utherms of thivsontatno this morning liy Mr. Koiitflus, n..atls more liko a hook ol IVniniorc Ooop-oiv's than a |>rairio talc ol tim twt>nr JKth century. SIX WKKKS OS l{OlTNl� TP. . "It took us no loss than si.\ weeks to gather in tht; herd," said - Mr. Douglas. "Out Ol ')00 we obtained :I00 and Mii; resKliie wiM he gathnred in and brought up during tho fall. Forty hulls got away froniius allt)-Kethor, and of this iiuiTil>or we oaughl, no less than 20 in one day.- Twenty-two Mexican cowljoys rouiidvNl up the luitfaloes and eatHi man changtnl his mount every two hours. The herd wflfi si'Mttered nluiiit, on the nuiiin -tains ot Montana, niid the point fnun which this train started was navnili, III, the Flathead re.sntH of tho gaihcring in ihe herd If I had tiiiu?." continued .Mr. Douglas, "hut I want you - especially to reatixu what kind of a tank this hos been. Dnnigine the labor and slcitl involved in driving in two hundred wiUI aniiikils, many oi wlionr weigh a ton and a half, cor-rallini; thoin, roping thctn and putting them on Imard u train and �ill this without accident to the men en-gagoil. Only four aniUMils were lost during the entire chase and out of the whole 30O only'one animwl has ilietl during the Journey. "Wo leave here ahoiH S o'clock ami go direct to liomont whcro the work of iinloftding will be commcnrcii tomorrow at dayhrvjAk. tlic heril until the aiii liecausft at this season year the covs are one occasion after an old bull had [ the gathering in of the second pert lieen corralled he charged the gates: Ion at Mr. McMUIIon and u^vscK were wtand- iimn is ing on the top of the lO-foot fence of the and the force of the shock ri>cipitaicd us to the ground." "1 escaped wrti' ^i�t a scratch hut Mr. ; McMullcn'8 arm was HotiMwhat bruinMt and vc left him at High Ititrar. rilf; MKXICA?* "lUIFFALO HOYS" "Tho five .Mexicans who are on the train will do this work. They have brought their own saddlesi with thcin nud horses have licen arranged tor, vhich will meet us ae Lamont. It will he necessary to c of the enclosure Into which they will Id' driven can lie i-enchod. THK JIJO FA'CLOSmE. calving in many cases and therefiU'e It would he 'imposh-ible to roundtheni up without losing many of tht>nv Tho history of tlie herd Is toe well known to call lor ivfiet'ition. here sa.vs the Missoulian, of Montana From a email l�ginuing in tlie 80*� Mr. AI lard developed It, by bi-eeding ans herd trotii Kansas anil brnuglvt the animals, full blocwls ami half tirx'ods, to the reservation in the uuiiy antiinui of that year. Thccross lirrjeding ol cattle and bulTalo was soon abnndoiieil us impracticable as the "catnio" was neither one northu other and seemed to possess all of I ho floor qualities niKl f>!W i>f the (.'ood ((Unlit ICS of either. The cross breeds were accordingly sopnratcil Irom the bison and the latter .were plnctison in eastern zoological gaedcns and private pre -srv�.>� in tho oast come from this herd. Proha+ily 1"�0 head hove l�en sold in this way. Howard Katcn, the well known hunter and export of Wolf, W.VO., ttctoti as sales agent in most cases. Wlien the prosjiect ivo o|>ening of the Flathead reservation foretold the destruction of the frc>e "The enclosure which is \t0,0OO range animals had enjoyed and made acres in extent, is* surrounded by on eight foot line fence similar to the fence whieh surrounds the park at nanlf. We ho|ic thuV the entire herd .Alii Ih> unloaded h.v tomorrow oven-inir, hut when we rememlier the fact hat It took us nine days tit loa^l we are not certain whether wo shall acctimplish it. "Tho trip from Kavalli occupiod iO hours during which time we avcrafiwl 22 miles per hour over the service of he Northern l^icific ami 30 miles o^ei_thc Oivat Northern. The train consists of seventeen cars. In some rasps the bulTal.ics have been loosed singly while in other cases the Iwasts have been placed in compartments.' TIJOrnLICS OF THE (JALVES. "One of tlie most curioua sights of he .whole iimiertaking," concluded' Mr. Tkiuglas, "was the way in which ho calves clung to their motfaer'tt It cvklently iinpnssihio to preserve the herd intact. Mr. Pablo naturally turned to Mr. ICnton for assistance in disposing of his valualitc band. Mr f^iton made earnest attempts to bring aliout the sale of tiM! heitl tti the IJnitml States government, but for some reason that is not clear to nnyiiody hi.s cITorts were iinsuc^css -fill. Nor couM he interest the American HisoH yVssocintion in the matter to thnt was - accepted and for a smaller .sum than IHI.'tO.OOO Ciinnda li(>ci>mes the owner of the largest herd of hi.son in the world. ctmlte after the climb up the hill from the valley,, hut 'the herdorspress ihoiii and liefore tlicy know it tho\-aru plunging down the narrow draw tc the .locko. The Indian riflers handle the animals with wontlerfiil �skill ami it Is not until the corrals aiv ivaclK'd that any serious troulile IS ex|^rienc�a8ts attempt to Imc.k away. ' Their Hfiecd, .however, has liecn checked and they cannot run over the line of horsemen that is drawn close around thcui. Craduallv they are worked into the Uiji; \tonn as thev are wanted for loading nndwheii they are cnco in these lorral.s the real trouble of loading logins. Tht-lions or�! built as strong ns thev can lie maationce und skill that ai'-e rei|uired to load a buffalo into a Ntock car. OVE ACCIDEXT. IN THE PENS. Onco in the nwin pens the nniinals are cut out, one -by one, imd run into the loading (ion. They nro wihl ami b.v this, time nngrv. A few paw-mgs of the earth, n toss of the migbl.v head and the imprisoned bail looks about him. A narrow gnte is open and H seems to him to load to lil)crt.\-r Through tho opening ho dn.shcK, the gate swings sliiit lit>liind him niwi ho is in the chute thai leads to the car. , Pcrchcfl on the running bonnUilong the chiit� is a big Indian with his. lariat loop swungwi�le o|ien. As the biiffal/o lunges forwaitl below Ivini. he droopb the nooso over the angry bend. A turn around n snubbing |)os-t and the nooAC is tightejied and hc^ animal if* hold fast, burs are thrust -across the chute liehiiKl hiiu so he can not hack ouil then he is under control and is ea.sed into the car. . DICIVIXG IN. Tho anim.ils hnvc l>een herdixl enough on their reservation tci U'come familiar with mounted m.yn and the ides'. Frons the time that tho herd jdrive os.sible, but the temper of biilYaio bull Is sullon and his imagination is not keen enough to make dry ha.v n a atticli cor ivsemlilo in any wny the sweet grass on the Mud creek prairie. The cows, OS a rulp, ore more eas -il.v handled than the bulls, unless thf.v hnve calves at thoir sules. In that case they will fight for their I lihics. But tho COWS' ni:l)cr of s(iectntors, among tlwMn some Missoula (leople, seized u|ion the roi.f of the car as- a gooil vantage point. They clijiriXMi up aad watched with intoiest the prelmiin-nrios ol loading. Then the first bull, cnme up the chute. In some way |>or haps intentionally, the l,nriat slipped around the snubbing post and the hull entoiwl' the car umlcr prett.v good lioadwa,y. He hit tho back side of tho car with an imos.se.ssion of the bunch will witness the pa-ssing r the empire as a whole, wc do not think-this�is a desirable position for a colonial promier^tho guest of the Itrltish nation, to find hini.|H!rinl con  Icrcnce. Most .(.Canadians will like very much liottor the |>osition of their own prime miniS'ter, who has declared hiins( ll ready to give a I'oal preference, who hu.s scouted ihe idea that l^anada will leave the empire il a prcteroiicc is not given, hut who has I utterly i-olusod to lend hiin.sell to the campaign of oitlier British party. The colonies ai-o the prosfierous sections of tho empire. We ai-e all the time urging Bri'tish workingnicn. to .come to the colonies and lietter them/ .sehes indiviilually. Humce it is exceed ingly, illogical lor us to ask tho poorer taxpn.^'Ci's of the iiiothoi- land to tax their foiul for our-benefit. Ln-W.SS tln-y thnniselves come to believe that � pieieivntial duty would be lor their own lyenefit, wc wnnfc no preferences from them. Colonial premiers ought not, therefore, to add th�ir trcnKmdous weigiit to tho side which .seems to l>e advocating a bonus to colonial products in the domestic poliiics of the,Unite�t Kingtlom." Written by T; S. McKenr.ii* for -the O. W. Korr^Cttnipony Special ' Car Service. ' Tunc-The Old- Obkieni 'Buck�tv , ~ ' Wo are fit for AlliertA, the; land lo(v bright- sunshine,: ' For nealth ami for beauty, the I'ride of the West.' Its broad grassy prairie, aita^^^d winding rivers. Are fanned by tht! breezes thai giVc us sweet rest. �:iV';f--:;.'i;:,; The home of the rancher; wliercoft'cc-.-: roamed tite rod man . With bow ami vith arrow his trlhcfJ to defend; The shout of the cowboy who lives: ' on the.broncbo ' t \ Are soon m the past, nuay the bless- ^ ings attend; The song of the wild birds where oncv > grazed the buffalo. So rich and enchanting their ntulos:*/ dies blond. , ! We are od for Alberta, our dear sls^ tor country, ; r,;y--:,r Beloved by all nations is Canada West. Wc i�ail of th.v riches and; drcann'of th.v beautj. " ^, Oh, Sunny Alberto, the Land of the o ,Blest.. � ;'/�/;;;!*'?' Tliiit wir's{ When kissed h.v the sun ami.- the (^ showers it lii'ings;^^^^^^^^ ^ All n�tiiri> gives birth ami thc'^I*�t^;| time is over, -'' .i The "man at tho plow, while onrap;-! -turetl, he sings, '/k'lf'> Oh. Sunny Allicrta, Sweet Siinn.v AHierta, ril away o'er the mountains and vnlle.vs it rings. - Fern 10 Council has pas.scd an enrl.v ricsing hv-law. llev. Dr. troetz, the piom^er of Red Deer has gone to the coast to i-ocup-orate his .seriously impniriHl lioalth. .\t n meeting in Eriinhurgh the oth-':v cr day, Mr \\inston Churchill enter-ed a Strotig protest against the pub--, lie s|ieoches of Mr Denkiii, Sir W. ^ L.Viie and Dr. .luinuson-since tlieclose.' of liio imperial (Vinforonce. llie sac-> red l,aws of hospitalil.v, he said, iin- \ po.sed oliligations upon, guostn as well't as hosts. The government had 'not,'.' onl.v biingdl the door against : in* � perinl tu.\ation of food, but had lock . rd iiiiil hidled it, and would ^ not v give n tarthing preference on a singley ; Peppercorn. The. I.ilieral party'stoodi'; like n rock liotwoen tho hani-working< masses and all who would exploit." their food supply and squec/c sonu' shameful pi-ofit out of the scanty pittance ot the weak.and poor.vTheroi woiiht lie another hattle,-but nU he : said uaa 'Come on!' A Koman Catholic College is to lie established nt Strathcona. In Sunny Southern Alberta Farm Lands IS THE SAFEST AND MOST PROFITABLE INVESTMENT YOU CAN GET. We have for sale 10 aections of FINE WHEAT LANDS, 4 miles from Stirling that we are retailing at the right price and on good terms. It will pay you to see this land before buying elsewhere. Write or call on us to-day. LETHBRIDGE, CANADA LIMITED MMiMitiMl I......iiilllliiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiit...........tutmmnmmmmm 4141 ;