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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 29, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Vice-President Whyte says so. He knows! This means great things for Diamond City. The construction of the bridge means that inside of eighteen months the Diamond Coal Company will be shipping not less than 500 tons a day. 40 men are now employed in development work. Every modern facility will be used in bringing coal from the mines to the cars. Tipple is undei* construction at the present time. Now is the time to buy Diamond City Lots. Get in on the ground floor. Lots 33x125 from $150 up. ' C^^^V'lb|1^1y Call on me when you want to insure your stock. I represent one of the best stock indemnity com-^VV^IWIIW^ panics in the business. Phone 63 AGENT, LETHBRIDGE. Ott Block � Where the i { Trail Forked { WiUiaui A. jMcJXjriiiid" iji Hi'd iJook). J'or Ihfru is injillier I'm-hI or Wes;, .VVhoti two Htronff niwi .stariil (ufi; lu face, Uordcr. nor Bix-cd, nor Uiith, Thouirh they come from the eiuls ,,i the earth. Kipling, Kamal'.s RWo. Sandy McGregor'rode tovard Lake Mnnipeg well satisfied with hiuisiif and the world. At times he whist -kd snatches of old ScottLsh airs, -.md once, in a cavernous bass, ho fi"iJ!>i -toned the bird.*) from the^ir nests with a verse from ."Ilonnie Pundoe." lie had .iiist engineored one of lii.s licrioe-yond the immediate-sphere of indu- v: Kow, lis he rode along the relicati ;;IIIV(^'tr|[^{| 'toward the lake, be was with deep satisilaotion the ^ bis intended progression tc--!fl4eland'' and luxurio^\s cache Mar the old tain; the Stoncu-all branch of tJm C.P.n. main l.ne, and so to the ilu.^h i pot.s, the Bijou Operallouso, and the "I^^l'.ind." It was a beautiful program. He chuckled appreciatively, and (i.s the pony started down the-de-seoiit to the lake shore be again broke Imo iho rollicking choru.s: Coiiio fill up my cup. coiiio. fill .i'> my I'an! Ciiiiu^, Radarancc oi the shack checked iha song on I'Min-dy'.s lips, and made him renih toward his hol.stor. Ho stared at the door slandini; a-.inr, Ihe.jLln cans .scatleivwl .n. from of the buildSng," ond the newfy-naaie chips which 8howcench resting against the wall, and he cursed fervently, and wheelese again on' the bunk. For the next two hours Sundy v as extremely bu.sy. He cut o(T tlva dii'ty bandage.- and bathed the. fevori>d wour.d. As ho aH.cmpte male t";�ror-nr>" splints and bound the 'ire.il; ('"in l.v, then gave the nwin'.s \ir*iy o. 'cool bath, and, as well as ho conld,. mer clinics in u glittering: masterpiece of profanity, mvanwli'ilo oom-mcncing his work. He ilrew thebeiv.h inside, and on 'it plate*! food or.oug)i for two or tlirec days, putting il within reach of the invaWd. i'hon ho sat down and ate ravenously, a"! at last leaving a brief pencilled 'Uj',.,' i)ti the bench with a final look ound he left the shack. Whfn he found his pony ho iil.so found onolher one, with an X.W.M. P. (Northwest Mounted roliccl; Ijr.fil short-hobbled, grazing near, and this one manifestly in gotxl condition, lu' led at the side of his owr. animal .t? he set out. As ho rode he came to'a fork in tlic trail where one road led south east toward Otter l^akc and Wiuiii-I�cg, and the othnr northwest to MooKc Torlago I'ost. There hispony halto'l. For a moirk.^ivt the vis! in of the "I.flland" vas strong, and. ho swore und-'r His bivath, and fingenKl his reins in momentary indecision. To the south Winnipeg. To the north Moose Portaire. Then Iv^ swung his quirt urging his pony into'iho n^rth trail, and rode stondlly through the woods, while thosed of an ancient, dilapidated stockade, a neat barracks building, a few scattered out-hou.ses and a !*-\ualid oollvc-tion of tepees, was in the stati; of light appropriate to the early \\\\-light of Indian summer. A sollla.v sentry preserved in his nioasnod march the precision of military lout-ine. The rest of the post, as far as appearances went, slumheroil or had gone hunting. In the Itttlc room at th.? end oi 'the barracks tlie sergeant, autocrat of the tiny empire within the confines of the post, entcrta'inetl that welcotrw of rar.ties, a \�!tor. however, for the barbaric h(�au'ty of the trophies of ch,�Rn Wtiith* Lake, there to secure I (fl)|daBd  change of clothing, war!-i-^f pASt the post OR Dl� Black IsliHii |i^n to mcnlion a kick, received from a savage horse, which caustd iho limp with which he cro.sS'^d tho room ,uui which 'incapacitated him for riding. 'Iho kindly intcre.st of his auditor led him to dwell on the accid-wl a liUle. "Thoy sent mc out here until I can ride aga.n," ho said. ' Perry" ihc iiolico .sui-geon, .sa,vs *t may take yo.irs ' JIc watched his gloss in silenre a moment and then loo vod with a smile. ".\ot much chance for promotion lipfc ho continued. ' Farther west thero'san occasional Indian mundoror or a cattle rustier but these Sai'-'-'oo bucks wouldn:i murder a coyote and this isn't a cattle country. And we're out-of tho Way of the smui?'l'.';i*s loo. Vou soa," bo cvpIaSnr^d, ' thori; is a lot of smuggling goos on across the 'L/inc' whisky, drugs, and so on. and thei-o are big lewards and j.iro-motion if wo can catch them." \nd seizing tho opportunity to leave his (jwti case, ho went on to tell of t-.ie smugglers and thtur doings, of night r'uU's and dospcrate hand-to-hand con iVicts along �\x himdrwd milns of boundary from Fort Macleod to the Pomhina. In tho niiidst of one of these tales, through tho open window came the sound of a loping horse, and the challenge of the sentry. "Halt! Who goes-ItelU" Tho break in the formal words of the challenge brougbt the sergeant to his feet. He limped towdwl the door, and excusing himself to the Englishman, left the room. In v. few minutes he returnced before the window and j >n� the cattle trade in v estcrn Can  ga/.ed at thvj seltlin sunset. Ills I'.i'vj ada." 'I'hese arc very strong words was white and drawn. For somj of condetimalion from a man who time he stood there, and then no call- i knows what ho, is talking al>out. lie ed to the sentry outsde, and then has been holossiblo for the sh'ipiJor lopping horse soumlcd from "the dir- ' to take up on account of tho lack of ection of the river gate, becoming ! rail transportation facilities. Mean-gradually fainter. At the sound !hc | t'mo there has bfoii a Hlorin in the sergenn't, started, or if aliout to rise central provinces which would have then posumod his position. As the j shipping dang.^rolis. The slr>ck echoes rfiod .away in the silence of t�io j men are ver.v- outspoken in their" on-evening tho Kngllsbman leaned for- , demnation of tlio manner i). which ward ar.d silently extended his ban I. j the caitle lia.le is Ivring haivdl and he si^ n-od tlve oixler for them in the 'usual way. Ho hod the cattlo brought in frtmi the ranch, Bevcnl,y nwlc�, and had them hciHj for that day. He h.^lll the civttlo near the stock yai-ds from day to day until the liVth or ten dajs, and he could noti icwt th  cars. On Nov. 10 he sent the cattlo Ijack lio his ranch, another seventy miles. IV>tw�en Nov. .5 and Nov. L,'> there was a drop in price onj butcher stock of 50 cents per 100 .|�7i'F�k i*""' This would take ffl.aO,.o>*-fi 1 ,a00 pound aninMi|.,.-;:r,d"'Mr. Deeljrisay thoufpi^,'"'.Jj too rowch to lo.so,, �.>n � of h.s expense and inconx'onienco in holding h*is cattle while uwaiting cars for shi(>m(.;>rmits the wearer to sto a suit as it will look when ho woars-'tt. He dons it at the .Seniii-Reud.v Wardrobe just as 'it stnnd.s rea