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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, OdulMT IS. THE DAILY HERALD Page 5 OLD TRAILS WPMTTEN FOR THE WINNIPEG TRIBUNE BY REV. OR, JOHN MacLEAN, More than thirty-two years Imvo pnsHCd by sinco we landed at .Fort Slaclcod, tho old tniillug '.hxjst-. fliiil headquarters of Uie uimofjt under tho shadow of tho Hoi'ky jo. bouin mission work among Uui Blood tlio other day wo made a visit to our old camp ground, utnd crossed some of tho old IrailB, aind so wreut has been tho trausfonvmtion that wo nooniod to liftvo nvi'iiltcncd from JUp Van aleop. journey in tlio old days was over ilio lakes, across thi! prairie of Minnesota and Dakota to. liismnrck, where we embarked- on ft Hat bottom utoanihoat and Bulled up ihe Missouri for ton days till wo Beached the bead oC navigation at Fort Lien ton, ;Wo passed sonic .Mainlan end Sitting Bull with his Sioux war- rJoi-s, and on both sides ot1 the "Bij: Uie buffalo were ranging In oC thousands, and it 'was u grand totwitness-tn. real ihuffalo hunt by Indians-alono; but it wts better to- on Joy the pleasure'-of lioing an active-participator, in. one .of the Unit. On both iidoa of the river the buffalo had beaten paths In the. cut banks dowu to tho water, and the niud had become so deep'and .'heavy that quite a numliei- were standing dead as they bad been inix-ed in the clay. Many of them swam ocrose and struck tho boat in passing, and fin ardent reformer and old timer fttood oil' -tho capuiin's bridge and shot them, and as their carcasses floated -down stream, he aseerted hi extenuation of his apparently cruel fieod, that the coun.try would never be settled, nor the Indians civilized, BO long as the buftalo were in the country, and being u 'pioneer ot civil- ization, he deomed it to be bis duly to help in their extermination. We lassooed a couple of valves and haul- fed them on board, where they fur- pished amusement for the passeri- igers and crew tby (their' protests against any familiarity as they -were poiiflued in, improvised corral. f.' 'As 3.- number of buffalo stood fSrinking on the brink of the river, the boat TVRS headed for the shore, the passengers sent several shots in- rjto a fine buffalo caw and springing from the boat they tho steep tank in pursuit of fiimsh meat and at 0. short distance on the prairie they Secured their'-prey. .Ropes were fast- ened around the carcass and '25 .men hauled it. over the ground and into {the boat, where regaled for the rest of the journey ou tender hiif- meat. A Bismarck was "wild enough with Jninors from the Bflack Hills, cow- fcoyg riding up and down the main (street, madly shouting and firing their revolvers in the pool- l-ooms and of.the saloons flid a thriving trade on Smrday. 'But there was a kind oT savage despair about Beaton, the last post of civil- ization, which made one feel as if he going into the heart of a. jungle. iThe streets "were the jwalks consisted of'two lone planks, ihe houses' were of unhewn logs, frith the chinks filled 'with mud and mud roofs, and the people carried in their faces the air of men who were, out in ijueat of gold at any price. 33very morning the'sidewalk the principal street was lined with, play- ing1 cards, which gave evidence of tho previous gambling opora UOIIK, as It wiia the cuutom to utm i now .pack of, curdti for every garni im a caution UKuliiBi deception'in th Indians of other days. I found a new red man. ainbi- tinus and independent. For three i (lays 1 waited in vain in Maoleod for sound of the TMackfool tongue and a glimpse of the red man in his blanket. last J met a man but thp new civilization was doing us u-crk. as his hair wag cut short, j and in the latest, fashion, his suir was of fine tweed cloth, a high coftar and :i red siik tie adorned his neck and expensive tanned boots complet- I ed his aiTire. Me was a clerk in one i of the lending stores of the w-vn. I During a month spent in the district 1 did not soe a tiozon Indians v.-iih i blankefs. j "The Blocks and Piegans are sure. j iy being I remarked to I old timer. "Sure enough! everytliin have big accounts in banks, j make out own One chap hiss comrades making j out niiil getting mmu'y, so it looked ,-io that made out u The Opening of The Dry Farming Congress Tomorrow Is to be a day of days among keen-minded men. It starts a week of wonderful activity among the men who have their ear to the ground, eager to learn of new ideas, and anxious to see how they line up with their own individual ideas. It's to be "the week" for all who want to travel successward. We extend a hearty welcome to the visitors, and trust that we may have the pleasure of meeting you face-to-face AT THE 2 M's "YOU" will find us here at any time during the week ready to show you through a new and most complete line of New Face Merchandise for "MEN." Remember You are not obliged to buy because you enter our we ask is that you put a few minutes of, your time against ours. We Are Not Offering Men's Suits for Oh! No! Nothing like that, but we have to offer for Congress Week a line of Men's New Fall Suits in all the newest styles and fabrics, in tweeds and fancy worsteds that are well worth more than we have placed flj CS on the tables at A Come and see them, then go and see the come back. In hand-tailored Garments for Men we are showing a wide range of newest and cloths. They are A At. m built for you ;f you are sensative to pri TO THE WORKING MAN We carry a full line of Men's Working Apparel, in Shirts, Gloves and Mitts, Sheep Lined Coats, Carhartt Overalls, etc, etc. Prices to please your bank roll. Men's Overcoats All the newest models in tweeds, plain blues and blacks Prices Men's rur-Liued Coats, up Fur up Our Furnishing Department Is filled to the roof with the newest and best lines that monev at home or abroad. McKelvie 'Men's Outfitters buy, can up Underwear Dr. .Tagors up up Watson's........... Sold in Oonibin ati ons or t wo p i ece. Men's New Fall Shirts ClueUs Coat Shirts up W. G. Coat Shirts up .Special line Men's Negligee Shirts, ___.............___... Shoes We have ic Sole Agency for The Geo. A. Slater Invictus. Prices Oilier makes in fine shoes, in Patents. Velours, Call's, etc. Prices................................'. to Stetson, Mallory and Chrystes Hats In soft and still' Hats, prices to................. r.. The L System American Clothes for Young were purchased by us for you. lieciiuse they cui: smoothly and quickly to your needs and desires. Prices Don't Fail, Drop in and See 2 Ms McGuire Men's Outfitters" cheque in a white man's and got. tho money. After several cheques had hecn cashed lie was iliwjovcred, cuoiiBh: They havp learned UK. Why, sir, sonic of was good tho money 1; "U-ok ".lint Hicy K'-'UiiiK to ilu LlfilltfU lUWUJtl 'A 1 sliow where several of the red men "down to "liet. yer bottom mon thing now among us. Not long going in with their ami j and similar expressions Tcre, aSo our oi them came into the store aim all of them bought a buggy at a cost of one seriousness i dressed. Immimi dollars, and he put down all >t off. after j upon Ins lips. :lhc money 01, the counter." had tak-! As I lalki'd wilh a merchant abnul Tin- old timer's spcrcli surprises av an Indian i had met driving a spli'n- ias mnrii as the cli.mse in the cwra-: did team of horses with sihvr inoimi he, null alausli.nrv and ihr inilians, for he was ril harness and a di'i.ifti-r.n ear i, inr he t-.-o etl harness and a did not kmnv in which was his wile ami chil- es "bet ici liic." ilrcu lie ifjuarkcd "Oh that ic a com- h tha and Sllde- new flf passed over ttw on 10) ;