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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta THE SUN AGENCY AGENTS EXCLUSIVE AGENTS FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR The Victor Safe Lock Safes and Vault Doors The Sun Typewriter Typewriters Silent Salesman Show Cases EARLY 0AYS OF THE SOUTH "Liver Eating" Johnson PHONE 1115 P. 0. BOX 1830 FAIRMONT The Industrial Sub-division three 1 morning on the way from High River W. Colpman, of Craabrook, H. Golding has brought in thoroughbred Clyde stallions irom to Raymond. Woodstock, Ont. He arrived C. Ives, of Ivcs and Ball, Many different accounts have beea told as to the manner in which Stand- off, near the junction of the Belly and Kooteuai rivers, on the west side ot the Blood reserve, came by Its name, here is the true story. A famous character of the old days, John Johnson, better known as "Liv- er-eating" Johnson, fitted out Sn Mon- tana, in company with two other men, a train of supplies, including whiskey, aud started north across the South feigan reserve in Montana to trade with the Canadian Indians. H was illegal to carry whiskey into the Peiean .reserve, and a "United LIVER EATING JOHNSON little party of twenty field against foe Indiana for. liours, until relieved by the States 'Many, too, are the weird that Jiave been told of the manner which Johnson came by the odd nai of. and lie-re again tho trao one: Back somewhere near the 18 JoJiuson was in charge of one of t parties that were cutting cord down near the mouth of the Museelft shell, on the Missouri river. left them this morning. thorough- bred Perchcvon horses belonging to George Lane also arnvwi- here this yesterday afternoon lor Vancouver on business in connection with some lo- cal coal properties. From an Utd Hhoto in the Possession of J. D. Fuller States Marshall, getting oE John- son's trip, set out in pursuit with a troop of cavalry. They came up with Johnson on the reserve about 25 miles south, of the international boun. dary and demanded his arrest. Johnson and his party promptly re- fused to do any sucli thing. They stood-off the soldiers, and came on I over 10 Belly Hiver, and named their fort "Stand-off." i An Englishman toy birth, "Liver-eat- Johnson had first been a sailor, i'hen in turn he was a gold jniner in California, a soldier in the American! Civil War, a buffalo hunter, a leader'; of scouts under General Miles, while fighting the Sioux Indians in 1877, dur- i Davis, a well known character of early days of Montana and JJouth Al-ji 'berta, in charge of the other pi ty; Johnson's party was attacked 'by A big party of Sioux. Johnson's were armed with the then new-fan- gled repeating rifles and whipped the Indians good, killing sixty or seventy oi.' them. After the fight they went outside, and killed a number of crip- pled Indians who were laying around among the dead, and killed them just I as they would "stick" wounded ante- lope. One red fellow crawled off up a nearby coulee. Johnson followed [him up and butchered him with his knife, He returned to camp with his hands all bloody, and remarking to his companions, "Come, have a piece of Indian liver. It's smeared his gory knife across his [beard. Thenceforth he was called j "Liver-eating" Johnson, to distinguish j Jilm from another Johnson who was in the .party, and the name remained with him until his death. This oth- er first name was also well known In Southern Alberta, and died a. few years ago in the Crow's Ntst Pass. "Liver-eating" Johnson was a great friend of the Crow Indians. In the early days he was a peace oflcer ati Coulston, Montana, and also Marshall Of iftlTJ _ 4.4.1 T ,-------section of Domiatoa landa dutfei, of or Quebec Battalion of Rifles j First or Ontario Battalion of a Second or Quebec Battalion of ot Red Lodge In the same state. He had a host ot friends in eastern Mon- tana. In his old age he was sent to the Old Soldiers' Home in he having been a volunteer from! there in the Civil War. He diedl I there in 1900. j Such is flie story of Stand-off, andj the man who founded it. We have -two registered Clydesdale stallions and two grade stallions which we will sell on easy terms or might exchange for driving horses or work horses, suitable for farm work. For partiqulars write Taber Livery Co. Alta. is -in the city for a day or two. A party ol land seekers from Sum- j dary and demanded thejr arrest ncr, Wa., arr ved in the city which he was the "hero of many a morning and are being taken over the Sight. On one occasion he was cor- countrv by the Mason Land Co. Chief Crazy Horse and hi? LOCAL BUDGET' Messrs. Case and Withers this morning received by express; their demonstration Metz runabout auto- mobile for which machine they are agents. A gang oi men are at work this morning laying the tracks in the new C. P. L. Fowler, o; general agent for Gall coal in tana, and an old resident of Leth- bridge, passed through the city last i night on his way lo Winnipeg. LOCAL BUDGET John Brodie has started work on the excavation for the Hull block at the corner of Redpath and Glyn Sts. R. S. Smith, formerly of Boundary Creek, has just purchased three acres in North Lethbridge which he will subdivide and put upon the market. The regular monthly meeting of the Young Ladies' class oi Westminster church was held last night at the parsonage where plans were discus: regarding the picnic to be held on May 2-ltb. This class will open a Normal class as soon as their new books arrive. G. W. Green, manager of the Elli- son Elevator Milling Co., is in Raymond to-day looking alter busi- ness in connection with the mills there. Ontario Battalion of V BatUitonof Between 7 A ONLY 1 A PAIR OF "Walk-Over Shoes" FREE To the first 25 men or women purchasing a suit or costume, at GREAT HSL IE Sle Opp Viet Park on Westmin Means Water, Light and Sewerage Within a few Months Can you buy a nice high and level lot within Six or Seven blocks of Central School for excepting in the ALEXANDER ADDITION I have nearly 300 lots in this addition and am constantly selling to other real estate men of this city, What's good enough for them should be good enough for you. >w a Good 1 Well How About These ON WESTMINSTER ROAD Lot 1, Blk. 1........................'WOO Lots 7 to 10, Blk. Lots 1 and 2, Blk. Lots 3 to 18, Blk. Lots 19 and 20. Blk. OX DAWSON ST. Lots 31 to 40, Blk. 1......... each Lots 25 to 32, Blk. each Lots 17 and IS, Blk. each ON CUTBILL ST. Lots 23 to 32, Blk. cadi Lots D and 10, Blk. cadi Lots 21 and 22. Blk. each Lois 23 to 30, Blk. each Lois to 14. Blk. cadi ON COUTTS ST. Lots 4 to 0. Blk. each Lots 11 and 12. Blk. each Lots 21 to 24, Blk. each Lots 12 and 13. Blk. each Terms: i-3 Cash, Balance in 4 and 8 months at 8 per cent Sherlock Building All sizes of Automobile Tires in Stock ON ASHMEAD ST. Lots 5 to 14, Blk. 14 Lots 15 to 10, Blk. 14 Lots 25 to 32, Blk. 15 Lots 23 to 20, Blk. 10 ON AT110LE ST. Lots 23 and 24, Blk. 17 ONBURDETTST. Lots 1 to 10, Blk. 11 Lots 11 to 14. Blk. 8 Lots 21 and 22, Blk. 7 Lots 31 and 32, Blk. 7 Lots 13 to 18, Blk. 10 Lots 25 to 30. Blk. 8 ON ARTHUR ST. Lots 37 and 38, Blk. 8 Lots 17 to 20, Blk. 8 Lots 21 to 24, Blk. 8 each each each each each each each each each each each each each ON DOLLY ST. Lots 25 to 40. Blk. 10 each R. DOBBIN STREET ;