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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetfcbrUge Daily Herald, Saturday, Miy 14th, 1910. THE SUN AGENCY MANUFACTURERS' AGENTS EXCLUSIVE AGENTS FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR The Victor Safe Lock Safes and Vault Doors The Sun Typewriter Co.--Sun Typewriters Silent Salesman Show Cases EARLY DAYS OF THE SOUTH "Liver Eating" Johnson PHONE 1115 P. 0. BOX 1830 FAIRMONT The Industrial Sub-division three I morning on the way from High River H. Golding has brought in thoroughbred Clyde stallions from j to Raymond. Woodstock, Ont. He arrived with W. C. Ives, of Ivcs and Ball, left Many different accounts have 'been told as to the manner In which Stand- off, near the Junction of the Belly and Kootenal rivers, on the west side of the Blood reserve, came by its name, here is the true story. A famous character of the old days, Jolui Johnson, better known as "Liv- er-eating" Johnson, fitted out In Mon- tana, in company with two other men, a train of supplies, including whiskey, and started north across the South Peigan reserve in Montana to trade with the Canadian Indians. It was illegal to carry whiskey Into the Pefgan .reserve, and a United LIVER EATING JOHNSON swarms of He Witfc his little party of twenty fceld out against the Indians for, twenty-four; hours, until relieved by the United States soldierf. Many, too, are the weird stories that iiave been told'of the manner in which Johnson caine by the odd oi'. and 'here ;.is the Back somewhere near Johnson was in charge of of two parties that were cutting cord down near the mouth of the shell, on the Missouri river. Davis, a well known character of the early days of Montana and JJouth Al- berta, was in charge of the other pi" ty. Johnson's party was attacked toy d big party of Sioux', Johnson's men were armed with the then new-fan- gled repeating rifles and whipped the Indians good, killing sixty or seventy of them. After the fight they went outside, and killed a number of crip- them this morning. Two thorough- bred Perchcron horses belonging to George Lane also arrived here this yesterday afternoon for Vancouver on business in connection with some lo- cal coal properties. W. Colpman, of Cranbrook, B. C., is in the city lor a day or two. A party of land seekers from Sum- ner, Wa.. arr ved in the city this morning and are being taken over the countrv by the Mason Land Co. From an Old Photo in the Possession of J. D. Fuller States Marshall, of 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 Ms arrest. Johnson and his party promptly re- j fused to do any such thing. They j stootl-off the soldiers, and came on 1 over to Belly River, and named their; fort "Stand-off." An Englishman 'by birth, "Liver-eat- i ing" Johnson had first been a sailor. i'Jien in turn lie 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