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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta AlftCRTA, iATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, PAGE f Hftlt Areln Siriij? Now, when money u coming in fautcr than toy other geason, are you laying by much as you should Open a SfffafS AeCOTfc with the Union Bank of Cauadft as often as you can, any sum from coup, and watch your balance grow. There's satisfaction aud security in it. Interest at the highest current rate is paid 4 times'a year. Money may be withdrawn at any time, vnthor.t notice. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH: J. R. HUDSON BAY ROAD AND COUNTRY ADJACENT Riiiwiy Pas Miuion on Should Dcvtlop a Good at That aod Industrie Wii! Bt in Are at Ttwardc duirehill. THE Molsons Bank Established 1855 WMTIEAL 07 Branches in Canada and correspondents in all principal cities and towna ia the United aUrta an account. Interest allowed and credited 4 times a year at higheai current rate. A general banking business transacted L B. IOURNED AS DEAD BUT STILL LIVES The project of building a railway to Hudson Bay, from which port to ship the wheat of the western prai- ries by a shorter route to the Euro- pean markets, is now a-matter of great public Import; us the 'federal Government ha xre decided to begin construction. the advantage which a water route from i'ort Churchill to'Liverpool will give to the Canadian farmer he will secure bettor prices' for and will have a the wheat grown, more satisfactory Bank Clerk i .VJ Was a Burglar Cornwall, Ont., Xov. E. Wilson. a former bank clerk at Ches- ter vi He, said to be the son of an em- inently respectable western. Ontario couple, today "pleaded guilty in the lower court to-> six charges lary. The burglaries took place in September. A member of the bunk staff, who was-suspicious, looked in Wilson's trunk during his absence one day and fouud it filled with loot which pilfered from storekeepers who, when called in, identified it belonging to them. Winnipeg, Nov. wear- ied hi mind and body, with clothing and badly in need of mending, from having trudged the railway track all the way from Sas- katchewan to .Winnipeg, many times having scarcely food enough to sus- tain lift1, Alex Paul, a slender youth of sixteen summers, limped his way along Flora avenue to his fatlier'e house yesterday afternoon, in much the same manner as the prodi- gal son of the parable, craved per- mission to. be again taken into the bosom of his family. His appearance however, far from being the signal for an _put burst of joy on behalf of his parents- bjothew and sfeters, served instead to frighten them out. of a few years' growth, and with blanch- ed jeheeks and hesitating desire to escape by the rear door, tKey viewed him with feelings of awe and terror. They were literally rooted -to the floor on which they _stood the Lake line, but returned last week, and will continue ballasting further north. It is expected ...by the people at The Pas that the road will be operating as far as River be- STANFEUTS UNDERWEAR fits well at the end of the -winter as it does when you first put it on. Kt Stanfield's is made of splendid Nova Scotia wool, and the shrink is taken out of the. wool before the garments RED weight; 2LUB weight; BLACK weight AH tins from 2a to 70 inches ill sudden reappearance of the missing one, and not until he had spoken and they had felt his body, could they be-persuaded that he was not a visitor from the spirit world. The lad who had run- away 'from home last- July, strong in the belief that he could achieve and for- tune, was no less astounded at the reception he received, than were his parents :'oyer "the fact that he had bobbed not quite serene- at any rate in flesh and blood. Then followed explanations, aud-the_homecoming of the wander- er was rapidly turned into a scene of jubilation in which the fatted' calf was killed, and the neighbors" and friends were called in to participate in the rejoicing. The explanation of .all this lies iu the fact that Alex. Paul was sup- posed to be dead, and his death was registered iu the office of the city- clerk, to whom the family applied yesterday for cancellation" of the no- tice. Members of the Paul family at- tended on Aug. 13 last, what pur- ported to be "the funeral of their son and and hence his appear- ance as the visitation one from the dead. On July 2i last uu unknown-youth was killed in the rear of the Ogilyie flour mill on the C. P. IL tracks-by being knocked down and run over by a freight-.train, and although the body was held, in Gardiner's morgue for several days no person came forward to identify it: The remains were bur- ied In Brookside cemetery in due course, and one month later, Hen- ry Paul; -believeing' .that the victim might have been his son, who- left home a few days before the accident, obtained permission' from Coroner Inglis to have the body exhumed. He and some, relatives were present when the grave was opened and the hsdy was found to bo in a fair stete of preservation. The relatives were positive that the remains were those of the boy Alex, and while the father-was not quite _so certain- at means of shipment. The country to the north in the direction of Hudson Bay has been opening up steadily for tin- past twenty years, and now the railways tiaverse much of .the laud where wheat farming is most profit- ably pursued. The wheat country..is now at work producing its millions of bushelh of which at present goes mostly over the Great Lakes on its- way to the Old Country, In this way it has to be carried from Fort William to the sea in lake boats, and is then transferred to the big ocean liners, which take it across the water. In shipping wheat out through Hud- sou Bay this transfer will.be avoided from the fact that the ocean liners will be able to load from.the cars at Fort Churchill or from the immense elevators which will assuredly be erected at that point within the next few years. The water route from Fort Wiliam is" miles, and from Fort, Churchil to Liverpoo is only making a saving of 'more than miles at the outset. Winnipeg is approximatey 400 miles .from the lakes and 900 .miles from Fort Churchill, so that even from the east- envpart of "the wheat field there will still be an advantage by the Bay route. Front the wheat-fields of Sas- katchewan and Alberta'the Bay route will give jm advantage of fully miles, iu addition to the saving in freight rates caused by the facility of shipment on the Bay route." The west has been planning on the great north- ern: wate.r route for many years, but has never before had a Federal Gov- ernment take, the project in hand with a determination to prosecute it to a successful issue. A Northern Visit. "The railway to Hudson fore the end 61 this year. At present the chief riiode of conveyance over the liije is bjr baud cars and jiggers (railway, which run be- tween, Etiomiini and The Pas. By means of these conveyances, even without a regular train running, the town at The-.Pas has been brought fully a month nearer to civilixation than it has; been for the past half Indians now load half a ton of freight on a hand car, and carry it nprtKward to the river, and passengers go and fro on the same vigs. It is-not the easiest mode of traveling, as the writer, who toiled for a couple; of Mays at the pumping} gear of can tostify. V Mission. .The. Pas Mission has a most beauti- he has lived clow to ixaturc, for the hurry and bustle of the busy city life. Fred'- Fischer is the Indian agont in charge of the Pas agency, and has been locatod there for the past two years. Sinco 1B79 he has been with the Indian Department, and has been at Fort JMJy, Kdmon- ton, Fort .Qu'Appello, Onion Lake, and also lias acted us ivlief agent at Moose Mountain and Touchwood Hills. Indian Agency. comprises the reservi! at the Pas, where there Indian? on acres of land; Moose Iiukc reserve, 60 mik'S; where there are ili Indians; reserve, 70 miles down the Saskatchewan jit Ce- ful Ibcatio'n ori'a bond of the SaE- atlfthe junction of the Pasquia, where-the river is naturally is now assured, and the right of way for which is now being_.located by Government surveyors, is but stretch of line compared_.with seyera width, but by the is widened. to a quarter of a mile. Out on rthis splendid expanse I water thej townspeople have amag- lificent they fully ap- has a population f "people, of whom 400 are years ago both ides of were included in he Indian -reserve of the Northern Swampy Mbrees; At that time the first, some marks of Thc which .were pointed out to him made him firm in the belief that his son had met .tragic death. It was therefore, with due respect, all the reverence of the Jewish ceremony that a second funeral was held and the body interred in the Jewish cemetery. Winter Suits for the Boys Parents can clothe their boys more warmly, more neatly, more cheaply, and with clothes tbat will wear longer, by buying SANFORD CLOTHING Made of British and Canadian Tweeds, Bine and Black Serges, Cbrdnroys and Chinchilla, and in Norfolk. Sailor and Buster Styles. SANFOKD CLOTHING SAVES WORRY MANUFACTURING CO. LiaiteJ WINNIPEG, MAN, other railways in Canada. A part o: the road has already been constructed by the. Canadian Northern as far theT Saskatchewan .River at The Pas is distant in a straigh line 480 miles from the Bay... The line to The Pas connects with the Prince line of- the G. N. R. at Hudson Ba Junction) "and runs in a north-easterlj direction-for 90 miles before reaching the Saskatchewan. Over this line an< through the surrounding country thi writer recently made an excursion t see _what was being done, toward reaching the Bay. The country fron .which the Hudson Bay runs in Sas katchewan is a rich timber district where mills are in operation and from which lumber is being daily sent t buOd up the prairie towns of th West. There is but one settlement on "the. Hudson Bay line, and that is the location of the Ruby Lake lumber out- Ot, six miles.up the line on the lake of the same name. From there to The Pas there is no settlement, and the country immediately adjoining the road is of the character which precludes the possibility of ever being is of musl-eg through which the road runs, and even though this be dry the tira- upon it is scrubby, and will not be valuable commercially. Hudson Bay Junction. Hudson Bay Junction, or Etiomami as the southern terminus of the road is called, is about two years of age, and has a population of well up to two hundred souls. Business is de- cidedly brisk during ihe fall and win- ter, when large gangs of men are em- ployed in the surrounding lumber camps. The town boasts two good hotels, several general stores, a bil- liard room, hospital, mounted police Indians surrendered 500 acres on the outh the river to the Indian this was set aside as a towh it was seen that he road was going there would be milt up a fihe'xibwn on the bank of he river. Since then the Indians aave all removed to the north of the they have.erected their and are making a lining. Two or three months ago'.about 60 acres of the town site was :dispo6ed of by auction sale and the are 66 feet front age, as" each indicating future is; expect- ed to have, money derive< from sale; of the town site ia held by the Indian-Department of Can and will :_be devoted entirely ti the needs of.the. Indian who surrendered "the land to .tbjj. Gov ernment when it .was The Pas .signifies The :Pass'in the Saskatchewan; river alongside th town, where tlie banks are higher than dar Lakfi, where there are about 100 Indians; Slioal Lake reserve, 90 miles west, where there arc 7G Indians; Bed .Earth re-servo, 15 mile's up the Carro River from Shoal Lake, where there are 128 Indians, and the. Cumberland bund, with" 141 Indians. The Indian agency offices at The Pas are locates right in the centre oi the town site with the agent's residence at one sidi and agency doctor's residence a the. other. Formerly the day schoo for the Indians was conducted in the office building, but since the remova of the Indians to the north side o the river thfi school is "conducted over hero. Dr. Arthur La Rose is the nodical officer attached to the agency, md lias :held office for the past six The only school at The Pas s that maintained by the Anglican Mission, and which is attended by ill the white children as well as the Indians. Rev. M. B. Edwards is the in charge of the mission.. His residence is on -whut is called .The Island, arid is considered one of the most desirable sites on the river. The church is one of the old style, and has been rebuilt and repaired several fimes. When the Franklin relief expedition went north nearly fifty years ago, a part of the company wintered at The Pas, and while there' they made some of the furniture now used in the Anglican church. Out- side the church on a separate tower is the beli which calls the Indians and whites to service. The Indian: in that country are all a tribute to the" good work done by the missionaries during t'ae past half century. At all of the reserves in the agency 'the established church main- Saskatehewiui in the vicinity of The Pas are along the Carrot River, and is there that C. H. Smith, of ,Wis- consin, and Herman Finger, of Port big tracts Th'cir repre- sentative estimates the amount of imber on their- lands tit feet. At the recent s.alu of tlift town site at The Pas these capitalists se- cured a desirable location for their mill. When tin-re is a regular train operating to the town the firm intend to start a saw mill, which will fur- nish u good deal of material to be hauled out by a railway. Surveyors Working. Karly in September the surveyors of the Dominion arriv- ed at The Pas by way of Prince i bert, and parties ut once started north to locate the- best right of way to the MARKET GARDENER Toronto, Nov. body, w.ard Johnson, market gardener" of Mnnico wa.i found on the "railway trade last night wwr Huinbor river. He is supposed to him; been run Jown by a train. Bay. A survey hud alnaidy been niadt; for some mi Its north by the company at present there, but the Government surveyors .are taking a different course. Thu two parties go north to the chain of lako.s, and from there they will separate. Part of the work northward to the Bay, and part will work back to The Pas. Old timers at.The Pas who are fifmiliar with the country to north towards the Bay, say th'at the coun- try for JUO miles north from The i.s .similar to that through which the present road passes. From that point to the Bay there is high and dry land, with considerable rocks. Prospectors consider that there are valuable min- erals in. this rocky land, and already ihr-re have been a number of pros- pecting parlies up through the coun- try searching (or the hidden riches. sYlien they return south there is no information to be obtained from them, and it is supposed" that valuable claims have been located which will be operated with big profit, as soon as the railway goes through to carry supplies. There is a great deal of enterprise north of the Saskatchewan, and even along that river, that is ly- ing idle awaiting the Government's iiue, which will open up the great national waterway of the north. Automobile and Gasoline Engine Works Brass and Ircn Castings General Smithing Satisfaction Guaranteed J. RICHARDS -Works near Steam Laundry I Adjoin ing Co. Stabl s Com. P.O. Box 432 Qi our CONFECTIONERY i tain mission stations, with rectors in These are the only missions on the reserve with the exception of at Fort Cumberland, where there is a Roraah .Catholic mission, in charge Father Boissin. At all of the reserves there .are posts of the Hudson's- Bay Company, the largest being at Fort Cumberland and Cedar The school teachers at the reserve's have in charge the sup- plies of the Indian Department, which are kept for destitute Indians! The Indian never makos any provi- sion for old age, -and'when this time comes these wards of the Government are cared for from the funds secured Mautka'aic.uiKjiUi fcuail 1 iV. 1 at other joints. ,When is high .the lancls: surrendered hv tnp TnHflns in van-fa v.. I small, and' there is a great deal barracks, and needs. The depot it a young town at this town is E. SANFOKD HAMILTON, OXT. I You will be stated mentally and bodily if MARK JOHN- STON cleans and presses yonr suit. Your suit it guaranteed to suit you. HARM JOHNSTON 1 Ittd 2TS imall, but plenty large enough for the present business needs. Along the line to The Pas the C. N. R. have constructed sidings every nine miles, and at every 18 miles they have erect- ed a handsome depot. The depot on the Saskatchewan River is one which would be a credit to any town of j 000 inhabitants in many parts of the West. It is evident the builders had faith in the country judging by the investment ihey have already made and upon which they are stil planning. The 90 miles of tha line to the Bay runs through a very level country and it will be very easy to handl heavy loads over this line when Uu stream of wheat turns towards th Ballasting has already been complet ed over 22 miles of the roan, and th water, as has been 'the case in the! past, and the country has been flood- ed irf some parts, the water must pass through high; banks of the river. The PasquiarRiver, ivhich en- ters the Saskatchewan at The Pas, is a long winding stream; which along its upper source crosses the Hud- son's Bay road about 50 -miles; from Etiomami, making. the longest bridge on the line, some" 300 feet in .length. To the east of the town and distant about 40 miles, runs the long' range of the Pasqua Hills, or, as the old timers call them, The Pas mountains. H. B. Company There. The Pass is a Hudson's Bay Com- pany's post more than. 50 years old, tvhich, however, would not make it an old post in the history of the com- pany. Their store and big warehouse is well as the dwelling- of Gideon ftalcrowe, the trader Jn charge, are located directly at the confluence of the Pacquia and and is eminently the most desirable location in the town. It a fortified post, as there was never any danger from the Indians, but the buildings all face the.river, as it has always been from that, direction th'at entrance has been made from boats, canoes, or steamers. The company's steamer Saskatchewan runs down the river and plies back and forth with freight and passengers. The store is a long building built more thftn 20 years ago; the big warehouse was erected but two years ago. Recently ihe company purchased a large lot at, the rervr of their buildings, ..upon which next summer there will be erected a large up-to-date store. The company recognizes that The Pas has at last come to be a place of import- ance, and, as has been their custom, they are preparing to hold the busi- ness they have. The Pas is at pres- ent only an ordinary trading post of the company under the chief factor at Prince Albert, but with the advent of an operating railway it is probable that it will be raised in importance. the indans in years gone by. Well. -The Indians -at these Northern re- serves made, a good living and as rule live in comfort on the proceeds of .their own labor. In the winter the majority of them trap and sell their fur to the Hudson's Bay company or to the fur traders in the country. The only fur in that section of the coun- try which produces much revenue ii the muskrat, which this year, is very plentiful. Around The Pas the year's crop of rat skins varies from to of rat skins, the latter num- ber being a record year. They made up in bales and shipped south- arc ward in boats in the Indians who are good spring. The boatmen are BUDD" REED Successor to G-; W. H. Heed' Phone 21! Fresh Oysters on Corrugated Iron Galvanized and Painted Metallic Siding Metallic Shingles before buying elsewhere We have just placed a carload of the well-known Metal Shingle and Siding Co.'s goods in stock OLIVER'S HINUfllEIURING COiTWIY Office and Factory cor. lew m laws sisms Telephone 153 Shoi t Orders at all Hours Oliver Block Phone 228 employed during the summer months occasionally to run to York boats with the company's supplies'up to Reindeer Lake. In winter there is also of late years considerable fish ing i6r the Northwest Fish Co., wJiieh has been securing fish in large quan tities for the past seven years "from Cedar; Cormorant, Cleanrater, Jfoose Sturgeon and Cumberland lakes! The Indians also fish and hunt the" year" round for, their own food. Since the Hudson's Bay road went through there are a number of Indians en- gaged in taking freight through on handcars, and they furnish plenty of motive power for the work. In agricultural work the Indians have not done very much as the land on the reserves is not easily prepared. It "requires a good deal of labor to prepare land, but many of them have good patches of potatoes for their own use and they are very fond of this vegetable. The trader in charge of the company's post at The Pas fois demonstrated the success of raising garden stuff in that country, and his garden would be a credit to any place several hundred miles south. He has raided garden stuff at all the different posts where he has been stationed in the north, arid is sure that there is no difficulty in the The patrons pf our CAFE are increasing in. number. We bank our reputation on any and every meal. Buy a meal ticket_.and investi- gate our services. If you are not pleased don't buy another. McKelvie Old Stand SHORT ORDERS AT ALL HOURS YardfSaitbSt 195 and that the business of a number of! the northern posts will bo directed from this point. John H. Gordon, a fur trader, has the next largest busi- ness establishment in the town, hav- ing been located there for the past ten years. There are several other stores owned by traders, either French. Scotch or Indians. The fin- est residence in the town is the pri- vate residence of Gideon Halcrowe, ,_. 1 tne su- burbs. Mr. Halcrowe has been in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Com- gvavel has bt-en dumped on the line pany for forty years, during which rTl. T H. Tndhlns on the Red mosl most self-reliant in the agency, and] they are making good homes for them- you ever J THE BOSTON I LUNCH t For a tasty meal served on ihe shortest notice. LuncKes Up For Outing Parties The Boston lunch I NEXT TO ARLINGTON HOTEL BARONESS ROAD Place Your Orders for ....WITH.... 1 JUS. FRAME Satisfaction Guaranteed PHONE 289 15 DUt ?aw mill. It is owned and operated solely by the Indians, who cut the lumber for their own uses, selling I but little. They have built stantial houses, and are steadily pro-j 15th Of CSlCh must uc; PAID before the in civilization. At present} there is no liquor allowed at The Pas, but with the growth of tho country and the town it is feared that this bane will work its way in, and will REAL ESTATE BARGAINS Lots, Block A, Hig- i Addition, corner Dryder- and Torrance, iot Lot 7, Block 8, cor. of McBetti and Bail- ey St. mile from North Ward School Lot 3, Block A, guvu v house between Smith and Round Sts, only half mile from postoffice Lot on Westmin- ster Rn.id, railo from Central of sub-division info 10 full sized lots half of Acre Lot 4. Block 7. cor. or Mc- beth and Bailey Sts., for cash Lots in Block 15 Duff Addition, mile from postoffice. This Block fac- for ten miles further. The construc- tion gangs left the road two months lime he has always lived in the woods of the north. He would not care to ago to continue work on the Goose change his place of residence, where accomplished. The chief timber limite Along the the above on easy Wholesale Liquor Merchant P.O. ta 87 T. E. PATTEtON Room 3lock ;