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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, I9C9. PAGE SEVEN Kpotena WHEN BUFFALO ROAMED HERE Kootenay ash- pan is exception- ally large. Holds a two-days ac- cumulation. Re: moved easily, like a dresser drawer. Flanges attached to fire-pot guidejall ashes into booklet on City Visited By a Gentleman Who Went Through This Country In 1874 MCCLARYS LONDON, TORONTO, MONTREAL, WINNIPEG, VANCOUVER, ST. JOHN, HAMILTON LETHBRIDGE AGENTS Stafford-Agnew Co. If you live out of town write us." Thos. A. Metcalf, of Treherne, .Man., spent a few days in Lethbridge returning from a trip to the Exposi- tion Seattle. To.a Herald reporter hf related some interesting stories of when he was through Southern Al- berta as artificer in the party which surveyed the International boundary. Hf reached Fort Macleod in 1874. As artificer work consisted of carving iug to the left Of the .wagon in front and stopping as the front wheels locked in the hind wheels of the wtgo in front. The men wore ail armed with good rifles and had plenty of iruvf-rnment ammunition fur shoot- ing Indians If troublt'snifr, but used for shooting buffalo even if not bother- ing anyone. several hours i-wry morning when the wore on the move, there was ro sleep anyone owing to the noise of the bellowing bulls and the pawing and trumping of the large herds round about, ac- companied by the musical coyotes. Going west there was plenty of good water in the sloughs but when return- ing several dead and decaying buf- falo would often be found in the wa- tering place. The dying buffalo -would pick these places to wade in and cool their fevered wounds. Should the men happen to kill one dead only the tongue and boss piece would probably the marks in the posts from the.north j be taken and the rest of the carcass west angle of Lake of Woods to! be left to rot on the prairie. The the summit of the Rocky Mountains, j wounded wandered away t0 die. The The survey crossed from the Pacific whole western plain was one immense riidf eastward? but stopped owing to! buffalo pasture, not a field of grain, thf- civil war in the TJ. S. This time work began from the north-west angle of the Lake of the Woods. Each go- not a white settler was, met from Em- erson to the Eocky Mountains, and only a few half breeds. Every man THRIVING Much Activity at New Town East of Lethbridge Purple Springs, which heretofore to outsiders a side track, is beginning to hustle, like other South- ern Alb-erta towns and gives promise Of being in a class with the most wide- awakf. A good class of settlers are locating in the neighborhood and no better farming district can be found. The crops this year are looking splen- did. J. E. Million's new hall is to be opened on Friday night, June 25th with a big opening dance. This hall occupies the entire second floor in a fine big block. On the first floor is <3c. R. Hudson's-general store. Sev- eral from Lethbriclgtt are expected to attend the dance. J. R. Milligan of the F. E. Mason 1 Land Co. had a party of men in a few days ago and made several good sales. Rogers Ctmningham Lumber Co. have opened a yard there with John Haering in charge. They are putting up a fine office and have already a large stock of lumber in the yard. McLelland Mclntyne. the local blacksmiths have just been awarded a big contract for mining cars. A basoba.ll club was organized a few night ago. The boys are practis- ing and will soon be in shape to meet all comers. Mrs. T. R. Hudson and Miss ATlTe Hudson and J. L. Milligan are visiting in Lethbridgr- vernment had a party of surveyors! of the Canadian party as well as the who surveyed each alternate twenty! five hundred United soldiers, miles of the boundary. The Canad- i two hundrcrd and fifty U. S. cavalry, iau party consisted of about 230 nearly three hundred supply dri- including forty sappers and miners; carried rifles and used govern- (mechanics who assisted in building ment ammunition as often as they lik- pontoon bridges, The trans-: ed on the buffalo, port consisted of thirty span uf horses J The Indians were generally peace- I and two hundred and sixty yoke of I able but there was one little combat I oxen, each drawing a wagon load of! at Milk River. A party of Assina- j a ton from the headquarters at and Sioux, numbering about near Emerson. i six hundred who were armed w.iih i As it was thought it would be bows and arrows, a few Winchesters jsury to winter in the far west, and a number of flintlocks came to windows, and doors and a quantity of j the camp and cleared out some provi- pcmmican and flour were brought They were pretty saucy and to build a winter camp at the'demanded grub-because the whites Sweet Grass Hills. But they readied i had shot their buffalo. A band of the Summit on Aug. llth, 1374 when; half breeds came over the hill. The it was "Hurrah boys, The! Indians turned and fled. When the party trailed back across the lonesome halfbreeds came on they 'explained prairies. Eleven of the party went j that they had beaten the Indians a back in the winter of 1875 to the north-' fvw days before and wanted the white west angle of the Lake of the Woods men to help them give further chase to change a post there 3-4 of an inch, j to the Indians. but it took them six weeks to do it. Now the old-time buffalo pasture is Robert W Raspberry, near Hamil- ton, Ont.. is dead from 'injuries re- ceived from a kick by a horse. The snow was deep and the weather cold.'. The seven foot mound with a fourteen foot base was frozen solid. The men of the party never had a day's sickness and all had a good time Mail folowed thet survey party every two weeks. Newspapers kept them in giving place to immense wheat fields Mr. Metcalf never dreamed that the West would develop so fast. But when camped at Three Buttes, about sixty miles south of Macleod, Hugh O'Donnell, a prophetic Irishman, after partaking of the "spirits of prophesy" Skin Diseases. NANTON (From the Nanton A diseased or disfigured skin will A horticultural society was orgun- leava stamp ou the mind of the i T, n-.n ...-J....1 i wed here Inursday. Jhe object nf societies as now conducted in Calgary and Lethbridge is not cir- cumscribed by the name, but include? all tending to beautify the town and making it more attractive. Last Saturday A. J. Robertson sold his property -on the southeast corner of Shaw street and First avenue to John C. Seney of High River, for- merly of Denver, Colo. The proper- ty has a frontage of 75 feet on Shaw street, and 120 on First avenue. We understand that it is Mr. Seney's in- tention to open a real estate office vidual. Many people suffering from dis- figuring skiii diseases avoid society and lose all pride ift thoir personal appearance. the sfcm breaks out in eruptions and sores it is due entirely to an impure condition of the blood. la all imch casea Burdock Blood Bitters will qiiv.'kly purify the blood and drive all che impurities out of the system. 4 ITCHDifO RASH OTJEED. Mrs. J. J. Magee, Jr., Kiumount, Ont., "Inthesprinz of 1906 I -was troubled vith a Rash that broke out all over me. It was the worst on iny face and head, had dry, ucaly top, when I irould get warm it would become very itchv. I tried the doctor's medicine but it aid me no good, so I then got one bottle of Burdock Blood Bitters and before it VM used the Rash was entirely 4 M OK FACE. 4 M M Hanrey Bark- hotue, Gold River, N.S., writea: I greatly troubled with Sores on my face and finally be- came ao had I had to go to the doctor aboot it, but he coold do nothing to help ma. thought about Burdock Blood and decided to try a bottle, I cannot recommend B.B.B. enough, as I had not taken all the bottle before my face wai For by all and dealers. the X. W. T. The first was at Swan River, and in 1876 he helped erect the government buildings at Battleford. While at that work the timber for the building was rafted down the Sas- katchewan from the mill about sixty here and make this town his home, and that it is probable that this fall or next summer he wil erect a sub- stantial business block on his prop- erty; but for the present he will build an office building on his property. This information, however, is not de- finite. The property is one of the best business corners in town, and the transfer the most important in j town for several months. A large number left, here Monday j evening for Conrad, Mont., to view the attractions of the country around there and investigate the prospects of securing land. We do not know all, but understand there was- about twenty. Bert Wilson, Jim Winson and J. E. Shimp, were in the We hear that Stavely also sent a number of land seekers to Uncle Sam's Country on the same train. Mr. Win. L. Thompson and Miss miles west of Edmonton. In 1878 he Baffin Kanally were married at the homesteaded at Treherne, Man., where I Manse last Tuesday evening, June he still owns a farm of three and a j i5th, by Rev. A. G. Bryan. The brid- half sections, including hi? original j al couple took the evening train for homestead. He has been interested j Calgary. Both are from Barrie, Ont. in the implement business since 1882 i Mr. Thompson came here last year, up to a short time ago when he de-1 while the bride arrived here from On- cided to take a short trip to the Coast, j tario a few days aso. While in ihf oit.v hp made a trin I TUV "CVv.- touch with the rest of the world. Mil- j looked into the future and said, "Boys lions of buffalo were seen all along j this country is too good and too j the route, in some places in grand for the Lord t0 ever curse it.! solid masses like a square mile Some day it will be the best part of! of moving buffalo, possibly moving Canada." After the completion of the towards the party 01 the strange in- j boundary survey, Mr. Metcalf was en- truding white men. For sofety a cor- j gaged as mechanic with the Sullivan rail was rormed by team driv-i erecting goverment buildings in out around the city and out to Ray- mond. He thinks anyone who locates here is doing well. He would not trade a quarter section of land near Lethhridge for all the fruit lands in B. C. Quite enthusiastically he said, "In my idea the layout of this city beats them all and it has the sur- rounding country to back it up. You have some long-headed men in the council who are to be'commended for laying out the streets as they are doing. The Lethbridge district is O.- K. and any man who locates here is doing well. I may be back soon .At a Canadian Club dinner in Nel- son, Premier 'McBride, of B. C., de- clared himself strongly in .favor of- Canada doing her share in Imperial defence. ilie Karoline Reinharett were married at the Church of England last Satur- day afternoon, the performed by Rev. ceremony being W. J. Hinchey. Both reside on Willow Creek, where the groom, who is well known, is the owner of a saw mill. Miss Rbse "Wiannop., daughter of J. L. Wannop of Lawrence, died last Thursday, June 10th, at 4 p. m. after an. illness of several months. She was IS years of age. The Trusts and Guarantee Com- pany. Limited, public administrator, for the Macleod judicial district, has been appointed administrator for the late Chris Walters -who died a short time ago at Xanton. The deceased was a large rancher in the jSTanton district and left an, estate consisting of land and stock amounting to 000. Irrigators Just what you have been looking for We have secured the agency for the Edwards' two wheel road grader ,and ditcher. Just the thing for making and fil- ling irrigating ditches, grading up roads, making drain ditches, etc. Will work anywhere that a team can be used. Pawson, Bros. Coaldale Phone 712 Lethbridgo Ex. When you'te tired of cooking on these hot days, just re- member that the Alexandr a s-e v e s delicious -meals at popular prices. Ifs a restful, cool, airy place to lunch dine N. H. Murray Prop. rwr1 11 r1 GENUINE FIRE SALE t." EVERY DOLLAR'S WORTH OF OUR STOCK WILL BE SACRIFICED AS WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO HAVE A PARTICLE OF THE STOCK THAT WAS IN OUR STORE AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE REPLACED IN THE STORE AFTER THE NECESSARY REPAIRS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND AS WE THEREFORE PROPOSE TURNING IT INTO MONEY YOU WILL BE IN A POSITION TO SECURE SOME OF THE Biggest Bargains in all kinds of Hardware, Ranges, Stoves, Wood-ware, Enamelware, etc., etc. that have ever been offered to the Public of the City of Lethbridge. Everything must be sold without delay as the new stock is ordered and repairs to our store must' be completed before it arrives. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR BARGAINS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: OUR LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL STOCK OF STOVES A'ND RANCES-must be sold at once. We are sending thra out very fast at enormous bargains. Come early and get the best selection. Don't delay or they will be gone. We are rushing these out in order to make room to show our other stock, A VERY LARGE QUANTITY OF SCREEN DOORS AND WINDOWS-which we are offering at less than manufacturers' prices, must be sacrificed. FEET OF GARDEN all sizes must be sold at practically your own price. of these articles have been near the fire but are slightly dulled and stained by water and smoke. McKeown Hardware Co., Ltd. ROUND AND DUFFERIN STREETS, LETHBRIDGE. PHONE 302 ;