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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 2, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta iiiJ.-|ii.-|rfrl..iMni'i^ To S�l6ct From if Yoa Btty'of M�. HERE 586 acres of raw land near Tabcr, $8 per acre, on easy --terms. This is the best buy in Southern Alberta. 160 acres of rawiand, 3 miles from Stirling, at $11 per acre. Easy terms. A Hand. 320 acres, part in crop, 1 mile from Stirling, at $15 per acre. Easy terms. Good wheat lands. 160 ac. improved land^ 10 miles north west of Leth-bridge for $16 per ac. Good terms. Fine land. 160 acres improved, 2 1-2 miles from Raley, 140 acres in fall wheat, crop and all goes at $21 per .acre, third cash, balance in 5 equal annual parents, a fine buy 320 acres of raw land, 15 miles north of Lethbridge, for $13 per acre, third, cash, bal. in 5 equal annual payments. A 1 land, r 15,000 ac. good raw land, 15 miles from'Taber^fgri $7 per ac. Dealer in Alberta Lands and Lethbridge Properties. Room 1, Southard Block. Phone J 22. mm urn sole-Mttre '-.rSurvl^^f" Terrible Massacre; ' TKlB nii, Mr. W. B. Cameron, the only white man who escaped . from the Frog LaVc nu-issacro, indulges in the following reminiscent sketch in the columns of his pai^r: 'IJust twenty years ago on Tuesday ijlaroh 27th, there occurred e^' few i^nL'snort'h of Vermillion one of the 5�u9t, tragi6 events in rocoat Can-alSian history. In the early hours of tHe morning of thait day, the Indians oft nig Bear's band of Plain Crccs r^se and treacherously murdered the ejitire population of the Frog Lake E^tlenicnt. with the exception of two ' \^hite women and one white man. Frog Lake is a beautiful body of w^ter just across the Saskatcliewan lUvor immediately north of Vermil- sLicc to become known throughout the Empire as the gallant cbnunan-der pf Strathcona's Horse, and Big Bear and his following were routed. On the 29tta o( Xovemiber in thesame year, six of the R>urdcrers wero Bwung from the gallows in the R.X. W.M.F. barracks square at Battleford Big Bear went toS tony Mountain, in C p. R. Wins Exemption Law Suit The victory ot' the Canadian Pac-iflc railway before the Judicial Committee 0/ the Privy Council, in re -garck, to the interpretation of the . . . clause in its charter exempting its Manitoba for two years. Shortly , ; , , , . .. , . ,,o, ^ J. . 1 I lands from taxation for twenty years after his release in 1887 he died at , ... . . , j.  n .-3 Ti- . . -te, excitmg a good deal of discussion Dattletord. His youngest aon, long ., w .. /, . In Western Canada, grown up, now lives on one of the i ~, . , , ^ , . . , i. ^ , . ,^ . J- The point contested,, although by rescrvM in that vicmity. Another; , . . no moans nov-il,. was inteiiosting and Non, Imasoes, the real instigator of the Frog take massacre, hov popularly known as Little Bear, rpams about Montana with a remnant ot the did fo. -iwing ef his father. important, and the magnitude of the stakes at issue ,wa^ very considerable indeed. Under the, C.P.B. charter the lauds granted to the company were ta Lc lalteri in alternate sections of Nayokeesikop^igs. Four Sky 'I*un-, -^^pnajng bacjc twenty-five der, is the only redman prominent in ^.^^^^ ^^^^ ^.^^^ ,f t,,^ ,ine from the tragic affair who still-makes the  ^^.in,i^cg all the way to the summit Saskatchewan his home. He served several years, iri the Manitoba lienl-tentiary and now lives on a reserve near Battleford. Ho was a prominent .ofthe Ilocky Mountains. The framers Ifj^n. In 1878 when the goyernment j of .Big Bear. Wandering Canada, through its commdssion - ; chief, the war chief of the band and the man who began the massacre by, of the" charter, had in view the possibilities that aU the land withinthe forty-oit'ht miles holt from Winnipeg to tiio Uockies niight not bo good, and by way of compensation for do-ficioni: es in this respect large tracli .were rt'sorved elsewhere. It was stipulated in'the charter possed when the Conservatives ruled in Ottawa that the land should be exempt from the ,_____ _ he ^d ho soon found himself at the ;;7;i'n^^a n^^r Ottawa. The vhito '''"^ whether the grant Iftad of one of the most so^ectgroups .^^^ ,vho escaped is the publisher oE. 7" the Crown at the time Ofred Hcoundrcia that, could be s^jjjg paper I ' .signing.of the contract or i^t.>d.betweentheRedBi^ra^^^^ ^.municipalities was that taxation ^. - _^_=_, T, taafi niffUnar ! should begin twenty years from the was treating with the Indians foV eslittgiilshment of their titles in tliwr lands of the Northwest. Big ^ar was one of the few chiefs who tifusod to accept the terma which His independent stand hootiiigthe Indian; agent, Tom Quiim, was one of the number wifo: died on the scaffold. Of the two wo-:-men who were prisoniers, one, J, Mrs- ccted two wci-e: decided in the com -pany's favor by the provincial Court of King's bench, and the third-in regard to 'which a distinction was drawn on account of the taxes sued for being school taxes, the power of levying which was in force at the time of the singing of the contract-in favor of the school district. Upon appeal to the Suprenno Court at Ottawa the decision in regard to the school taxes w�s reversed and those against the municipalities sustained. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has condrmod the decision of the Siipreme Court, and-the master has now liecn settled fartw^isi^ "i'he excmptioh from taxation'rSiis .- for twenty y�ars frumi the issuing ofthe patent for each parcel of land.. The company is naturally well satisfied with a victory that means a saving of disbursements that would have been of a Very onerous, character in-daed, but the western, municipalities feel disajiipointmcnt that so popular a means of fllling tiicir treasurieshas been denied them. Throughout the country at large there may be a feeling of thankfulness that the days of land grants are gone. The Mall Order Game (BY Spectator in Medicine Hat Times.) Did you ever order a paper of pins front a mail order house, and receive by miistako a diamond tiara? Per-naps not. But did you ever order a dozao .vards of beautiful silk ribbon thre* inches wide, fast colors, regular 95 cents for 31 cents, and receive _ a bunch , of mercerized rubbish of a color so fast that it got away before it arrived? ^re J^�'^^'"'*lP?"i^J|'f**"J .Gowaalock. died a few years ago at . j^,. ..^^.^^^ ^fter t ^tracted to him the �n�>^��*�"*sand j fathers' homo near St. Oathar^^^^ , ^^e Crown." T ^rbulent ctoraoter. ^J^J^-too-.- Ott*. . tHe other Mrs.^ Delaney at'issue was whether the gra, ^d ho soon found himself at tne -,,,1 uvea near Ottawa. The vhito. l . , ,______ ,i ^y,, a., Hh his Voniw'fng. during the win-of 1884-5, the old chief and his �wd of cut-throats Avero opcamlJod nbcky Mountains. In 1888, B^J^r ^j.^^.^^^^y^ 1885 I, l^^'' /Whether it was made when the pat- accepted tho treaty at Fort Wal^h. ^^,4^ among tKem is numerically p^,.^^,^ ,^^,0 is- i|6uth of AMplo creek on .�� ^.P^ strong and the redman too weak contention of the �^stcrn ^ cain5(noi*h.;^^hr,8a�katd^^^ in the West that the idea of the lat- g^^,^^ contract, and they is- ter Mng a menace would seem ridiculous^ but it will no doubt in'terl(�t some cf the newer residents of the i ABOUT PA. When Mil goes \ip to Pa at night, An' strokes his bald head soft an' , slow; An' puts her pink cheek close to his. An' purrs around him, then we know She's going to ask for money. I was talking the other day to a man who had ordered a pair of Sunday hoots from a mail order house, and after wearing them for two hours he had slunk back honiu by the lane entrance and rammed them iiii the w. p. b. Ho had paid $2.39 for them and he was two dollars and thlrty-nineccnts mad. He was. willing to talk of it ^or a wonder and he had gone to the trouble to talk to the mail order house. that the iV Frog Lake, having on one pretext '^.^j,,^^ to learn that within soshort ____..�___tho trilhss all way J^t�il^%:i%ibbrt to Ed-, '!^mt%^9iidly, and there was no disposit -ion to hurry the compan.v in making selections. Since 189� it has pro-coe'cn through; tardint'S.s in this respect. Test cuHOS were prepared nnd the CJovcrnnieiit docid to boor the cost of contesting them.-Feeling was very strong in the west on the subject, for upon'the construction of this clause in the chorter a groat deal of revenue to the muniCipalitms depended. It meant, moreover, that the company would be able to hold its lands without any expense until their value had become greatly cn-lianccd. Of the thi-ee test cases sel- When Ma gets up from supper and G'oes up to Pa. who's sitting there, An' plants a kiss upon his, brow. And starts to straighten out his hair, Slie's going to ask for money. Wlien Ma goes up to Pa an' picks A hair or two from oH his coat. An' asks about his health, an' if lie still has got a .sore throat, She's going to ask for money. An' then if Vu gels mad an' says: �'This foolishness is mighty queur^ Vou ain't, a kid no longer, an' 1 wish you'd get away from here." We know Ma diicsn't get it. -K. A. Xi. in Toronto Telegram. . � �# The tJraiid Trunk Pacific willbuild new elevators ot Tifflii and Fort William of two and a half million bushels' capacity each. , Vice-l'rnsitlent Lewis ol the United Hin� Workers of America is expected in Fernie thi.s week to confer with local labor ofilcials regarding the picsont, situation. Building permits for �26,00O were issued in three months in Red Deer. The C.P.n. car shops may be lo -cated at Edmonton. From his talk 1 should sny was about what he wrote to house. "Messrs. Skinein nnd Robber Wholesale dealers in Junk doods, Sirs: A bundle of goods came to me recently fr^m your old pawnshop and they resembled what I ordered as much as a Chinese opium fiend docs a June bride. My wife nnd myself were delighted with your beautiful catalogue, and even the kid dropped his toys tolook at the pictures ol bargain engines and express wagons. Bat a disreputable old llusstan Jew emigrant with a string for suspenders and- little �?Ise on hm but the dirt would show red through tjic outside if asked to describe the rubbish you deliver. "i have been up egainst percentage stud poker when there wero three tin horn gamblers standing ill with the dealer in the same game. t have paid a dollar- a pound for flour, at the gold mines in the early days, have bought that tall whiskey in prohibition Ontario for fS a short quart, and have given an beaver skill for three chews of Climax plug in the far north, but still I don' kick. "I have tried to buck the shell game and have bet good money that I could catch a hole In a coiled straw 1 have-be�m hold up by road agents, andoiure- paid a dollar for a two-and-n-halfminiite lunch at' Calgary. I "I paid fifty, cents to see Billy llen-nctts aggregation, and three dollars n duj- with a proinlso of a bed and n fifty minute wait for meals. 1 have bought enlarged photographs and paid *7.90 for the frame, but I still whistled aiid looked pleased. "I once bought a salted prospect , from an old b�uevolent looking, sb- leiun talking, prayer meeting faced, fa thei ly i>rospector, ^and > when I work out the salt there wasn't enough mineral there to take off the curse of perjury. �  I have spent 1^1,275 rushing to the oiieiiiiig of the Yukon or an Indian roservution, when the 160 acres got wouldn't raise trouble; and still I haven't raised a wail, 1 have traded with tough old soa aptains on the shores of Alaska^ and once took a load of valuablefurs to a Hudson's Bay post on the head waters of the McKenzie river. I have traded with frontier merchants who would swindle their shadow,and have traded with plains Indians when they took away my horses on a darknight and a few duys' later triotl to trade thoni back to me. 'In my young and callous days I tried industriously to beat a three -c^ard Monte sharp at his own giinto. 1 have bit at most of the lures sot for the smart youth and gny old spurk-but when I sent $2.39 to your old junk shop and exi>ected to get iny money's" worth, or what .1, wanted, I was lip against a game ^ that ^ put all my former experiences tothO|tl>o blush. Vou should be arrested for j attempting blackmail when you send | your catalogue to a respectable old , man trying to roar his family in tho paths of virtue. There isn't an old coffee cooling, coyote hunting, scalp-taking Indian in the West but is bo^-^ tcr (lualificd to run a legitimate mer-cajitlle business than ,tho weak- knee-ed, sott-brained, .diotlc imbecile who runs your establishment. Hisroaftcr I shall see what I buy, even if it is a gold brick or Ji green goods roll. Vou,arc a mercantile Ivet^loy ciire. Adois, Adioa, ever." Canadin RcMlal In view of the show of the Automobile Club of Canada, which openi' in Montreal -onvApsilS^ much space! is devoted in tliia iaaiie to Ototora and motoring. There is~an rtlcli|py outsiders. It's a funny rule that't work both ways. Kvery month the local papers For - 1st. Lawrsncs. In the womas's tfs-partment, Easter waddings aa4 '�'-. tertainments, spring milliaair; tho latest modes, and invalid eook�i7|t�: dealt with from a CaaadtaB woBMuiiV point of view, lliaro aro iba umial patterns, new features, Jokss, otc. ' The Pictorial PublisbiBg Co., 143 St. Peter street, MtoMiiMl. lite oiilitsl a cojiy. .One dollar a^ysaf.::. On the (lUestioB of ]|Orality^|ug9iois||^ our public men, "Bal|di Coaaor" rs-refuse 'cently wrote to the prsos as fotleiVsi advertising of mail order houses for J "I have the honor *o. hay�;B;�l|I^k: aciiuaintance with Sir Wilfrid idSt  fear it will interfere with your business, and you either don't .spend your money with the local paper or you kick about re.sults and send all your money uway. ier and have followed his earcar.jrlth' l^loso observance. Mr. Borden, ^t Tlali.h Smith, AI.P., for Nanaimo, | B.C.. refu,sod the governorship of tho Yukon. Br. Mtlnnes, M.P.P., for Brandon will be appointed Provincial Secre -tary and-Minister of Education -Manitoba. -for has never been my ploaauraj.^to but his reputation is wall ^owa to all Canadians, and his neord at Ot-tawa is open to political friand and;' foe. It ia one Ot tbe bri^ spots to our t>olitical sky'(alila, all to dark today) that at tba head of sack of ^ tho great political parties staads a 'man of proved totagrtty. ot toi�>|ff^,,' reputation, and. of; lofty-purpoajp.,!;, Iruither, 1 l)eg,to>Biiy^ I �rmly bs���*>. that tho vast mniurity "of our fNibi e lied Deer's new fire hfvll was oixm- men are men of .... -..Ktl. " High'ctaaraettr aad ed with a grand ball. solid'worths > V ;