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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta RETURN OF fhyiFFALO Calvary TilK KALLKX of greet you as you pass Ijiged Von us the hum bid Cone a iv the when rolling prair Jos IndiaiW lied hefoiv your tramp ling but curiously the only who narrow any kind were McMullen and On one occasion after an old bull had corralled he charged Me Mu I ion and my were stand ing on the top of the 10foot fence find the force of the shock recipitaled us lo tho I wiiK ascratch buL McMullens arm was untl re left hijii at High VKJIV DIFFICULT Nol for a through Hie Vou with undisputed v And svc PCP and penn ed no Driven on your rarcwtlCo King when life li some far heaven again youll reign supreme Thou in your glory this shall IK for This ileep disgrace as if it had not At 12 oclock Friday train carrying the first COIL sigmiKMit of the 400 buffaloes arriv al in the Un in addition 10 the bulfuloos wvreHow ard the ItanlT Psirlc upGrin tfiuloiit nud the Tin story of the gathering of the IxifTalos astcld to a Herald representative this morning by reads moie liko a book of 1Vnimore Coop ers than it prairie tale of th tieth centuryT six S ox It tool us no less than weeks 10 gather in tho Out of T00 we I5OO and tho residue will bo gathered in nnd brought up during the Foity bulls got auay fromt us alto and of this we caught no loss thnn 20 in oie Twenty two African cowboys funded up the hifrfalcos and each man changed his mount every two The WAS scattered on Ihemoun tttins oi the point from which this train startid wns the Tint head The work was to 21 Conclusion without any serious iridont in and in spilo of the the corrallmg of animals occupied nine HAP OLI On sexcral occasions soemcxl if somebotly would be serious ly hurt nre many that Icould tell oi the incidents of Ito gathering in tiie herd if i had continued hut I want you es crriiy to whai kimi 01 a ask his lias Imagine the lab or and sull invohed in driving in wo hundred uild many of vvhoni weigh a ton and a cor allintj them nnd putt ng them on loard u rain and all his without accident the men en animals were lost luring the entire chase and out of the whole BOO animyl has lied during the We leave licre about 3 oclock and ijo direct to Lainont the woik f unloading will be commenced to morrow at PHI UOYS The five Mexicans who are on the train will do this They have brought tlkeir own with them and horses have een arranged vhich will meet usae It will he necessary to drive the herd n distance of nine miles before the en of the enclosure into which they will I tf driven be TIIK it The fnclosure which ncivs in is sunounded by an eight foot line fence similar to the fence whieh surroumls the park at thaU the entire herd lie unloaded by tomorrow even but when we rememlvr the face fhat it took us nine days to we nre certain whether we shall accomplish The trip from Itavalli occupied 10 hours during which time we averaged 22 miles per hour over the service of the Northerti and JiO mileK oveithe Great The tram consists of seventeen In some cases the have been loosed sintly while in other cases the Iveasts have been placed in or THK One of tiie most curious sights of the way in which the calves clung to their mothers the time that the herd was put on the move to the timethat the covs finally placed iu f the cns the rulves never left their The reason thai we are the gal fiering In of the second pot Jon of the herd until the aut umu is at this season yCiir tiic are in many and tlierefoic be to uj without losing many of The history of tlie herd is known to call for saysihe of IYom a rmall beginning in 80s by bieoding HI puichusi to upward of JOO head in when ho bought the famous Jones herd from Kansas Bought the full Moods and half to the reservation in the eaiiy autumn of thai Thecross brooding oi cattle and buflalo was soon abandoned us impracticable as the calalo was neither one northe other nud seemed lo possess all of the poor ijualitics aiwl of the yowl qualities of The cross breeds were accordingly separated from ihe bison and the kilter placod on a range nearthe liig Imlte near where Mud into the IVnd On this broad plain the animals multiplied they seldom left their Very little herding was When Arnold his Michel sell the a few at a and most of the best of bison in eastern zoological yaedens and private pro serves in the east come from this Probably head have sold in this Howard the well known hunter and export of acted as sales agent in most Witcn the prospective owning of the Flathead reservation foretold the liestruclion of tlio free range uninxals had enjoyed and made evidently impossible to preserve the herd Pablo naturally lunml to Katon for assistance in disposing of his valuable Mr made attempts to bring about the sale of the herd to the LFnitw H la tes but foi some reason that is not clear to anybody efforts were unsuccess Nor he iniciest the Amer ican HisoH Association in the matter to the extent of raising the funds necessary to mrchase the when attempts had failed in thb the of the Dominion gov ernment was accepted and for a smaller sum than Canada UComcsthe owner of the hent of bison the They shy u little ut the coulee climb up the hill torn he butthe them and belore they know it they ue plunging down lle narrow draw the Ihe Indian riders landle the animals with U is OL until the corrals that any serious tioubie and AT TUB f Hut at the sight of these licked ens big attempt to back Their has Jxen checked anfi they cannot run over the line of horstuifn that is drawn close Gradually tlwy arc into ihe as they aiv wanted for loading andwhen they aie cncc corrals the leal troubleof loading legin The ens are built as strong ns they can be Previous with these creatures has taught sily of The first bulTalo that driven to Havnlli for a few wulktxi through the fence as if it had been of yet it was built for The fisiimnls have been en ough on their reservation to Uconte fasniliar with mounted nvn and the drive down the Mission to ths railway is nccomj lisheil without much IX THK Once in the main the animals are cut one by and run in to ihe loading They aie wild and by time A few paw ings of the a loss of the mighty head and the imprisoned hull looks A narrow gate open and H seems to him to lead to lilXrtyT Through the opening he the gate swings shut behind him aiwl he ism the chute that leads to the Perched on hoardalong the is a big Indian with his lariat loop swung wide As tiie lunges forward lelow he diOOPS the nooseover the angry A tuin around a snubbing postand the tightened and the held bars are thrust the behind him so he can not hack then he is under control and is eased into tho Once in ihe car ha is giwn hay and Water nnd to fWl as much at home as but tho temper of a buffalo hull is and his imag ination is not keen to make dry hay n a stock car in any way the sweet grass on the Mud creek The as a are more eas ily handled lhan the unless they have calves at their In that case they will fighu for their I Rut the cbwsare hamlled and are generally loaded much trouble have a fow among how that have fought as stubbornly as the worst bulj in tiie band kepithe hwders on Uie NOT SO Ali this sounds easy when you read about JJut it slov and vexa tious in When the first day of loading was finished there were 15 builalo m and the herders womluvd if they had struck a the nexl day the work was easier ami t sinte ihen the loading has progressed more To get a gocxL idea of the diHicultHs that attei this take the most ornery iange steer that stood on multiplly his meanness ly hip by hisstrength by his Muiuranee and then the roduets you will iheii have some of the patience ami skill afv reqtirel to load a buffalo into a stock OXR f The loading hasbeen acconitlished with but one serious bull so injured himself necessary to kill an incred ibly short time the carcass was skin tike meat among the Indians and the head nnd robe pack ed away for That taste of buffalo meat whetted theIndians awl after that their look at fach buffalo that passed through the chute like thelonging gaze of a colored watermelon tovser as he sees a particulaily fine piece of fruit come down the line and d break costs more than a watermelon and the In dian isless emotional than i he negro so no more buffalo legs There have been some amusing m cidents in connection with load One morning a new car had been pushed in front of tho chute and a nuntlKMof among tlxtn sonw upon Ihe rot f of the car as goixl vant age They climbed up aad watched wiUi inteiest the prelimin aries of Then the first bull me up the In some way per haps the burial slipjied aiound the snubbing post and the bull enteredthe car undei pretty good He hit the back side oi jthe car with animpact tlmtshook the very rails and rattled tho spec tators on the roof in more ways thai SOJIKJ of them didnt vail to climb OWR the ladders they jusi Pablo will retain a few of Ihe piobably a couple of bulls and a dozen but ihe great herd will be gone and Americans who should have retained possession of the bunch will witness the passing of the most characteristically aiiinial 61 all our western It is too but it can not heljHKl r f A r f j r i p Lfturier The Montreal Star the leading con servative in lakes an entirely nonpartisan view of the re ceniimperiai and in its references to Sii Wilfrid liners I herein expresses an vvli be very Says f Whatever nipy come out of the imjjeral jovm iei Itaikin of Australia emerges us u colonial figuix which has thrust It self into the politics of the United The to view iiuikos a hero of him the Na newliberal that one of the it is ylau to see ttie imbretbn byeljCct ion yo without a contest is because it pine cert nin there an Deakius speeches on deliverel at chamljci of commerceaiul for Mhe Ken1 toiupany Sjwciul TJie Old Owleerv a i f f o r 1 r t he land t bright c Kor amlfJr bciutyv Pride of tho West Its broad grassy its deep winding e fanned by the that gfvc us sweet f f The home of the oUce roamed the With bow and v ith arrow his tribe to defend f Theshout of the cowboy who lives on thebroncho Aro soon in the inaythc bless ings attend The song of wild birds where once graiced So rich and enchanting their nwlo dies r r i We a ie off for our jrtear ter Beloved by all nations Canada the 1 would have placard ed all over the place in the lory in and the suggestion of the minister of the Australian ccmmonwealth that the colonies were leing crushed by ollicial and that free trade principles dead ur political fetishes would have Ixen the of all tho con servative of wculd have involved an interference UT with Englishpolitics vhich no Brit Wal lhy ish colony would tollrule from lhy C theLand of the However much we jnay ii policy of mutual preferences would Lo good f the empire us a we do not think Ihisis a desirable posi tion for a colonial the guest of the liritish to find hinLsell in at the of an imperial con Most Canadians will like very much letter the position of their own prime who has declar ed himsdf ready to giVe a real pref who has scouted the idea that Canada will leave Ihe empire if a preference is not but who has utterly refused to lend himself to the campaign of either British Tile colonies are the sect ions We are all the time urging woricingmen to come to the coloniesand Ixjtter them I fence it is exceed illogical for us toask the poor er taxpayctsof the mother laiul to tax heir food for Un less tliey themselves come to believe that n preferential duty would be for their own we want no prefer ences from Colonial premiers ought to add their I tremendous weight to the side which seems to IM advocating a to colonial pnxbtcts in the donvstic politics of FemieCouncil has passed an early Thut wide spreading the shade of the mountain kissed by the sun the showers it brings r Ml nature gives birth and the rest time is V The man at whileenrap he V Sunny Swvet Sumivv pioneer of lied Reer has gone to the const to iccup erate liis seriously impaiied Til away oer the mountains JX valleys it V 4v At si the IT Winston Churchill pel astnijig protest against the pub lie speeches yf Don and since1thecl of the Impeiial icd of he im posed obligations as well as Ihe government not S only the door against periftl taxation of but had loclv rd and holtcJ would give u farthing preference on n The like a between the ha masses nnd all who would their food supply and shameful profit out of pittance OL the woitld be another said was Come on AHoman Catholic College is to established al In Sunny Southern Alberta Farm Lands a IS THE SAFEST AND MOST PROFITABLE INVESTMENT YOU CAN We have for sale 10 of FINE WHEAT 4 miles from Stirling that we are retailing at the right price and on good It will pay you to see this land before buying Write or call on us CANADA LIMITED ;