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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Tfte Lethbrttge Daily Herald Monday, October 3, 1910 Page 3 We have several bona-fide purchasers for houses If you want to aell your house, list it with us C LOWES Representing: North American Life Assurance Co. London Guarantee and Accident Co. Phoenix Assurance Co. Limited of London Offices at Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, High River, Nanton, Vancouver 'S RWEST The special correspondent of the Manitoba [Tree Press a-t Fort Resolu- tion. N. W. T., who accompanied Hon. Frank Oliver, miniver of tniMraorior PU c. portion of his trip between Ed- monton and the lar north going :i! if MIC -Erotic -sends the louowins detailed ana interesting ac- count ot" the minister's journey. On the steamer Stc. Marie. Maoken- a somewhat different type of than might have been'expected; there is a strange force in that erect frame, which at .once attracts at- tention; his eye's- alone wouid almost denote that beneath them lies a pow- er of insight; his speech tells -the stranger "standing before he is facing no ordinary person., Quiet. winch are here -present for chi'rty miles. The Salt Banks were inspected, not very far distant tiiu'Salt river, where pure salt can be dug by the ton, the supply -Dcing unlimited. Many cattle and horses are reared at Fort Smith, and gen: eral "i'arming operations are-evident. The former are required for carrying the vast supplies annually. required in the norin; Again Mr, Oliver called on' tile various officials. The Smith rorms; for-the (background Slavey In- he had finished we steamed away, the aians. men -and women, were conspic- uous objects. Bishop lireyant ai once introduced his illustrious guest, and needless to say, he received a neartreit, genuine welcome. A busy time was in store'for Mr. Oliver.- The priests had-long-consultations with the various officials' of tne trading posts, and he -was'the guest of honor at sup- per given by Bishop- Breyant in the evening. it was nearly ten p. m.. cascades or rapids are long and beau- and the sun was shining brightly when niul. Here the pelican can be found- Hoir tn Thp Jiis ease', a locality they never for- sake. jjAavmg Fort Smith, on June 2Q; down Uie Great Slave river, be ar- rived in! the early the -following River, off Fort .Providence, July and more still to give to others, iafor- summer a stranger passed imation on various subjects when ap- tiirough the mysterious north, practi- cally unknown even by name and with triends to greet him, but whenev- er or wherever he landed, this strang ?r was almost miraculously transform- ed into a trusty old friend. Wheii !WY. 0 iver emerged through the uios? northerly spot, it may truly be saU that this gentle sympathetic" naturec1 nmn left behind him nmosigsi. all un tcdcliatle mark of true affection. TJic result of such a visit will be- come historical amonsrst the many tribes ot Indians, and dispel all fears distress amongst them. and. per- hips more important s'ltl, by his able encourage, the Indians to j greater energy, now still lacking. j Mr. Oliver appeared to those who' save never had the opportunity of meeting him, or listening to his speech pealed to, regardless and per- sonal comfort. there is writ- The Dowsley McMillan Land Go. 52600 buys fully modern house on Burdett Street, 5 rooms, full size basement: water, both, furnace and electric -light, etc., cash, balance like rent; chance to clear be- fore one year. buys fully modern house on Rogers Street, a snap at the price; ?aOO will handle. S1SOO will two full lots on Cutbili street, lane at the back; easy terms. S900 will buy two lots, 60 by 120 on Glyn street; cash, balance .to suit. will buy three lots ad- joining old fair grounds; cash, balance 6 and 12 months; :i chance to make 100 per cent, in G mouths. If you have any houses for rent, call up- Phone 544 :md we will rent them for you. List your property with us and- get quick results. DON'T GET IS FOR A FEW DAYS ONLY THE SNA1> OF THE SEASON East I-2 H. Twp. 0, Range 14. SlS.fui per acre; S4 per acre cash, balance to suit; Close to school house. Nine miles from town and elevator and One piece of Innd. Fine business corner. Lon- don and Round street.. 75 x Cash, balance i suit. buys in Grassy Lake and Bow Island residential doscs'io the hotel in both C.f. Remember you nre buying dired. from the owner. WT J. Williams gentle, dignified, ever ready to listen j morilins. at Fort Resolution on Great to others and obtain suggestions, etc. alave lake. This is-an important cen- tre and may be termed the northern metropolis. From an early hour Mr. Oliver's time was fully occupied pay- ing visits to the great" Roman .Cath- olic mission and afterward to the new convent at St. Joseph, spending much time examining in detail the structure of the largest building in the also inspecting the many. Indian children in the schools. .He expressed himself-as highly pleased, and was struck with Che fine propor- tions in the children's rooms, etc. Later he was found in Dr. Rymer's nouse, ascertaining facts concerning sanitary questions, and also- visited Mrs. Harding (Mr. Harding'being ab- sent at Hay H. B. Co. and -Mr. and. Mrs. Burke in, charge of Hislop Kagl-e's post. Mr.' Oliver was not impressed with this.-fort, with log nuts so densely packed'together in a comparative a :good spot ten on his character a starah- of dei termination and woe unto those who make unreasonable demands, or try to impose upon him. His replies are well considered and weighty and his' word would spell "Law" with the In- dians. 'Mr. Oliver, -who was accompanied by his private secretary, K, Forbes, throughout his long journey, has com- pletely mastered and made himself in- timately acquainted with Almost even1 detail concerning the Great -North, in- terviewing missionaries, traders and other white residents, granting parleys with chiefs and members of the vari- ous Indian tribes, listening patiently to their oft-repeated tales of woe, with often unreasonable demands. af ter- oiten uu eawuauie: cuUivation 'of disease. It is wards delivering judicious remarks .to ,___ question, agricultural and cal .problems; them; paying great attention to the all important subject of educating the In- dian children; studying the health geographic -forgetting the sick, visiting the afflicted in their teepees, leaving behind some gift tc relieve their sufferings. Mr. Oliver remarked that this is the manner he spends his vacation. If vacation spells hard work: rhen noth- ing more need be said. This mrnis- ter is up day and night (time counts for little in the uncivilized in regard to the above mentioned -work. Then it must be remembered no P.ulU man car or dainty'saloon is found on modern steamships as yet in the aorth, no chefs or choice of food: the travel-, ling is either over rough trails and portages, by canoe, scow or steam- boat which carries the supplies. Is this a vacation? The Journey. Mr. Oliver and staff left Edmonton more than probable that in tSie near ruture Mr. Oliver will recommend some scheme to -prevent the contin- uous fever outbtreaks so common at present.. pleased with the agricultural -prospects. Much land here is under cultivation, mostly for potatoes and useful vegetables. Early in. the morning a start was made across the Great Slave lake, -tlie ice having drifted out the previous -week In the meantime Bishop Breynat, his procurator, Father Lefebvre, and large staff were hard at work at -Smith's banding and Fort Smith rushing on board his ship supplies. Mr., Oliver was most anxious, it" possible, to ar- rive at the most northerly .post, Fon Macpherson oars. It is a fact that In- a small post, old Fort mg some 2 miles up the river, now but a-bog and a landslip. Almos' wnole tribe of these Indians died otf- but just in time a new fort for IM lit tie band of Slaveys was formed. Tneir numbers this jsar have in- creased to ,sixty. We vff at 5-a.m., arriving "at Fort. Norman at 3.45 p.m. Jrlere the .famous Bear Kock runs into the river bed, And the Bear river enters the Mackenzie. Tut' scene was grand. Mr. Olive-.- was de- lighted with the' charmia-s variety ant. quantity wild flowers and shrubs. I'ne height of the grass is suitable foi nay, and measured over fee; iie interviewed the Hare Indians and tne iMoutam Indians and visited all. the trading posts and obtaining all the information possible, noticing the canoes which are made now oi skin instead of birch bark, as the lat- ter trees are now smaller in stature tne furtner north we proceed. M i'.3U p..m. we steamed north once more tne sun shining briTiiantly and the. nocky mountains were seen to advan- tage." We also passed the noted -Wol- verine Hock. On the 3uth we ar- rived at Fort G-ood Hope at 11 a.m., caving made very fast passages with uttie delays. ramparts were studied with in- PLACE ORDERS NOW For your wants from' the Nursery. Plant late In October and not next spring. Be sure and include a few; eiglit foot Russian Poplar in your order for shade and wind breaks Special price 85c each, 08 per dozen Express charges prepaid to station Our Large Comet (Red) Currant; and our Black Champion, are premium winners, highest -.quality and perfectly; adapted to prairie planting- Two years, per dozen and express prepaid. Ukree years, per dozen and express prepaid. L We prepay express.charges. We guarantee our goods to We want .tomail our prige: list to you. We want-to please Place Orders Kootenay Valley Nurseries Mirror Lake, B'. C. v terest by Mr. Oliver, in lact little seemed to escape his eyes. He seem- ed well versed in the work of the ear- ly explorers, and even a could obtain much interesting infor- mation from this other stranger. Tne' heat was territic. the sun burn- ing fiercely, yet the steep banks musi oe' cumoeu. Mr. -Oliver was no srum-oier, he is quite nimbel and ot- ten lead tne way. Here acquaint- ance was msde with (suite different X WAREHOUSE SITE 2 lots en corner of. Ford and. Bowman IN 2 lots on corner of Crabb and London pair 2 lots on corner of :Glyn and London pair 8 lots on London between Crabb and Glyn e- ASQUITH LINDSEY REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL BROKERS P. O. Drawer 3091 Phone 1183 X reacned the top in an athletic manner. This. is a very interesting spot. On the nigia ground the Loucheaux In- dians encamp, whilst around the cor- ner are sand and mud banks. Here the large tribe of bright Eskimos are seen, all ;bent on one object, trading- Tney are sharp at to any white man. a-udiences with the types this and equir Mr. Oliver had chiefs of tooth Indians and Eskimos, visited the mis- sion and also a young C. M. S. mis- sionary m the Eskimo camp. To- morrow morning he must be at Fort iviacpnerson.. Bishop tfreynat, when he once takes anything in hand, sees it through, 'but aias! What was to be done? There was no cord wood for the steamer Ste. Mane. By the merest cnance which has perhaps never be- itore Happened, the tiny steamship Ariel, with Leon Gaudet. had recently arrived trom Kort Smith with supplies for Uie Eskimos. As this little mite consumes Init ;i trille ot wood, steam sooi: gor up. Mr. Oliver and his secretary entered their canoe, s of Indians; the Loucheaux anite iifver remembered a vcsrc-l Handled -vrith such and nuiethde was' the present case. Then old ciiurrn -and mission u-eeued up which landmark lor miie s uie sliest pro- river some 7o Air. Oliver arrived s'aterv and mere oy his escort ot K.N.W.M.-P. around. He visited me only remain wen on .luly at s p.m.. being met of the Hudson's Bay Com-' .Mr. uaudoi. respected and lion- orefi bv all. Only recently he celo and others. They suirted the same evening over a dangerous portage or orateri his eightieth .birrhday. ijime erect, 'our. the e is many days duration to Dawson. Thus twelve; some of the lirsr. stage months he has losr two dear daughters njs journey were successfully un- exammea the various borings, aslv- ed Him if he would kindly 'give his private views concerning this import- ant matter, to .which Mr. Oliver pae-d: "les, i made a special effort to see lor myself wiiat work was actually oeen done at the various borings, and i say tnai li Am much, dis- appointed with what J. actually "saw. To tny mma, out one boring; -viz., one mile Gelow Fort apears to have been seriously driv- en to any deptn. Tnis is now tr-d up, and the other no real value, as they are iDutsup'erficasi" Mr. Onver further said i{ was impossiDle to say at u-netner oil to any extond was beneath tne s-urrace, 'Tar more exploratory any wnat the post on the .Mackenzie river :it I r> to take ibim on il sibie to in private -wniie Mr. oner steamer Eva. which was already load- ed with supplies. The long portage over the rough trail or road (10 miles in length) to Fort Smith (Which is tlic district headquarters of the Hud- son's Bay company with Mr. Brabent in charge) having been made, a little delay took piaoe, which enabled Mr. uiiver to drive into the open, levels June ion. This '.rnc Roman Cath and n -difficult subject nanaie. Mr. Oliver, we believe. riowevs can be seen. wns 11 p "n.. when we lett, the neterrmnec! on a scheme which will be j sun blazing fc-nh as during the day. one convent buildings ;incl ,oKen in hand immediately lie has ar jTiie ,hca'. was stifling, even _ rarm are of creat mastistutie and Piirjran-.ea det.-.ils: it is a seriously big un jtoes were invisible. The journey t.oja year ir necessary. The Free Press J money in some other concern, and not 3- representative knowing that the mm-1 tnrow it away into the Athabasca rt- ftave been discovered in the Atha- oasca and Fort Mc.Murray districts, sumoient it was stated in some to supply the wnole -world Tor many further add that vast sums oi money would DC rcQuiroci to before any statement couia Ue inuoe, but tac pui> ]ic snouid be most cfti'efulto place greater additions and renovaiious-urc aenaKiug. Again. Mr. Oliver i> :ne Arctic Keci River was devoid of in- acceed m hand, which will require some he convent bv.ilcimcs and tcresr, the waters arc so wW 1 ot hard work telore all can btj.v-om j various adaiuons now in hand, he al jmany shallows. 'so minutely eNarrnned the children'? At -p.m. we moored .Mr.-Oliver seemed much impressed j wo: it. expressing, himself entirely sat with the picturesque sight on the ar-jisned the result. A din rival ot Bishop Ureyant, no one han.jner was given to .Mr. Oliver ny the any idea a minister of tne crown was j uishop and sister superior. The bes: on" board. Flags were Hying, bells j was placed before-their guest, but th< nnsiTsg, the Obiate fathers, lay bro- tners ,sisters iinci their Indian boys and S'l'is, all dressed in bright uni- a: their disposal is not -.-nlimit ed. .Mr. Oliver then had some Fort Arctic Red Rivet- Tile Little Kamparts arc almost at the entrance and the banks here are precipitioas composed of loose broken stone, ever on the move, and it re- to mount, es- pecially as the water at the base is of aocuments to sisn, and immediatelv great depth, but again, Mr. Oliver scon ister of interior had himseir 1440 PLOW IDEAL WHEAT LAND We own this fine piece en bloc-it will be sold on such terms that anyone with the outfit, to farm it can easily handle. Our plan is unique. Let us explain. -r, 4 nA WHITNEY BLOCK FARM SECURI1 JL-CO. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. ;