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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta 1TISH SCENES HISTORIC TRADING CONCERN -Mi -f VAV V U r y TJWV, j- WTi> t. ;4_jfes K (1) -Thc'sreat Chefew llridge, Kaelaud, at which tie receat diaiapioaship finals'were bold. (2) ev a-e tlPht years and Rodncr age vears children of -F... Smith, Deputy Coroner for Wcstmrnster and South West Kondon. Rodney, s violinist, has-juat 'passed the >piliuary Exam, of the Asaoc. Board of the RA. R.C.M., with 85 percent marks wlUrlull marts for intotuOou. and time. Audrey passed the, pliino Exam, at lour yeaVs and-? modlhs played in London orchestra at tin. Illustrated a'inusicil lecture it six recorded for the Columbia Co. at seven. (3) Lady Dorolhy Cavendish, daughter of our Oorernor- General. and her husband-. Mr. Harold Macmlllafl, leaving fit. Margaret's Westminster-after the wedding ceremony. (4) A policeman escorts the little pages at Lady Cavendish's vedding. (5) .The Caillaux Trial in France. The army officials. Tony- under a wager, handcuffed and chained to the wheel on which he is to make his way. from. New'' York to Ban Francisco and rtituru, ?y t Bfc> V jr R.'aJUi- FT s f' %m ..rMl THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY Fort Garry, Winnipeg, in The Old Days Canada. For JOO years Dramatic as any Toinaacc eve. !s ihe hlstoiy of those trail of commcrte, tho Hudson's Company, weaving their .way gtbrough the centuries and closely- In- aterwovcn with the development of SCancida. Innoporaled hy Cbarlca If. England in 1670, ft has the unique lion o( beint; the oldest ch'ar- tercd concern in" the world with a present sphere of influence as large as Orcat Britain, France, Spain. and Germany comhined. From lone (o the Pacific, and from Winnipeg to tho frozen ocean, aro scattered Hie .260 trading posls 01 the Company in charge of some thou- sands o! silent The In- terest of the gay KiKg Charts ra aroused hy the astounding report tho Frenchman; having bee, Ihe result of a single Irlp north, the Koyal Charier was grant- ed to Prince Rupert and hi? friftndj, known w "The Gentleman Adventur- fit Kngland, Trading to Hudson's Hay." I'nlqne in commerdul en- nals is lliat charter which tnvc to tho pos- session and jurisdiction over a conn- try as a. inch the French One hundred -ind fourteen after their organization, a band of gcotch traders formed the North-West Com- pany and established forts through-.., out the fur land. The serious strife if of these two. powerful sparing, no method of trade warfare, iji on plain's, throush forests, on Blrearas dnd laVes rupees faso'DaUag rtajlug and In 182i they Rinalgam.itcd' There followed a great develop- ment of. trade and the governor, Sir George Simpson, established an emplrfe In tie solitudes of Rupert's! Land. P Volumes might be written of Ihe S legends lingering around tho old POSis, lit 17S3, Furt Chipewyan Athabasca, was built by Rod-1 crick McKcnzle, and Is tie oldcs! post In the north. His cousin, Alex- ander Mchenzfc set out frdm there i on hia history-making Journeys. llltlc blf of Brlliin where tho Union, f r Jack has floated for over a century, L was styled Ibo "Kmporlum of and has much burled his- tory. Kdnior.lon House, built. Ir. 179; hero and met In wflrfartr Ihe great ctart ed on their journey to out- Ixir-U, place to thd parliament An effort of_ Inmginatipii vcrc needed in the fiusy thoroughfare, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, to ;ec the oldest trail lo Edmonton and the longest street in thn world: (o MC in hroad, croolted Alain Strcel, tho olil Red River Ctrl Trail, following at Vienna, E C in 18-J2 The Hucl'-ons Bny Store, Calgaly, the lictid 0( tiie river snd life con !ral around Foi-t fiarry with tt; wall? I riiylim Hoj e 1 uilt in il or the soul'n of. ihp was 'a few miles below Ihe present city ol Brandon. Fovt SI. .lanifs. In'a rarely lovr-ly setlinj or. Lake. Hritlsh umbla, hnllt iu hy live in December An outstanding figure on tho Pa- elf c ttorp v as Jalncs Dougliui, i ho established fort Cmosum at- enfrds rprt Vlctorlq (n 1817 ar 1 lire f Ity of Victoria In Its loiclv on Vancouver This is one of tho points where tho Hurl- BOTr, Bay sentiment- was n stron factor In tho success of tho concern, ;