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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta 4N HE EARLY DAYS I OF CONSTRUCTION j; J lite-rally tired to dt-ath carrying mon. During Building Sometiines the late John T. Ward C. P. R. Tells of Strenuous Days jand I packed at Last in cur- j cheques went in those Vancouver Province: Revisiting af-j "Once en a rainy night when near absence of 2S years the places were laid the sc'.-nes of prob- ,-laj the most strenuous five years of j lilt, throughout waich lie was .Tjftt timekeeper and an outiide pay- Master for Onderdonk during con- struction days on the C. P. R. through 5 Ihe mountains, Dr. George W. Camp- bell, of Los Angeles, is now in Van- couver, a guest at the Vancouver ho- tel. Harrison river we stumbled on a re- cluse. I remember he if the Ott his arrival in Vancouver three ago. Dr. Campbell set put to find some of his companions of those pioneer days. One :after-another he thecked off his list the names of passed to their, last accounting, and he almost began to d.-spair of iuiettruiing a single out; of the fast Tanishing olditimers. till lie.'-found .James New Westminster with whom he had associated in the valley' of the Onderdonk and Construction "It was one of" the greatest pleas, urea of my life to meet my old friend remarked Dr. Cs drifting back into a reminiscent mood. "From th.2 early summer of I860 he and I were closely conn.-cted during the whole' construction oi the C. P- E. in British Columbia, from the Columbia river west to Port Moody. Mr. Leamy was a superintendent of construction while I was chief time- and an outside paymaster during aE those trying years of put_ "ting the road through. The work was of some had'50 'assist. smt timekeepers and there were at one time men on the payrolls. "I had taking a medical course in Toronto when I became so run down in health that I simply had to get out into the woods and after going to New York I found my way aut here by way of Panama. It was qu en "'was still alive. He slept'oti at pile of old overalls and jumpers and kindly offereoT'us his b-d. He had a fireplace and chimney of wood cover- ed with clay. Ward and I sit up by turns and keep up heat. We got in plenty of wood, but-unfor- tunately on my shift, I set firj to the wooden fireplace and nearly burned down, the old man's cabin. Meeting Hoid.up Game. "Hold-ups? Yes, I passed through some four attempts made by some of the bacdite in the country to relieve me of the money I had to pack around but I never lost a single cent during the whole five years I was with Mr. Onderdonk. SERIAL OFTHECENTUKT fc IMPERIAL DUTY EXPORTS .OP CANADIAN GOODS tt.Ott.ttl IIW 1894 '896 Total Liberal rul 1906 190? (9 mo.) IWre'i Htftlth JA itt And strength in iu Flavor, It't stimulant fcr llSe cucr vated, And delicate tonic for all. SU BSCRIPTI9N HOOA YEAR YANDERHOOf-GOHNCaWWNIPEClWi BOTH THE CANADA WEST MAGAZINE AND THE WEEKLY HERALD FOR A YEAR, LETHBRfDGE est squeak I had, I was travelling up the line, paying off as I went. When nearing the Black Canyon I noticed several suspicious characters near the trail. I only .caught sight of their jKal a TVr o HQ TlV T) H called Ward's attention to We carried revolvers when we packed money, a big Colt in a belt and a smaller arm in the right-hand coat pocket for quick action, and that night when we turned in under a tent I put my guns near at hand and Geo. E; Foster, the Man, Who Is At. tacking the Liberal Party and Same of His Acts (J. A. Macdonald at And what about his intrigues and his conspiracy in the Cabinet? Does he call that, a lie? The people of Mr. Onderdonk, who was manager construction of this western of the road. Our headquarters were at Yale, the head of navigation on the Fraser, and in those days Yale simply teemed with life. No meal was to be had for less than four bite. A bkl was something unobtainable isfied with his blankets and nature's resting place on the flat overlooking the town. Criminals and Gamblers "The company fed and clothed an army of men, many times under great difficulties, especially in the winter after the Fraser had frozen over. Of course, there were no roads for the transportation of supplies and every- thing had to be moved by water from New Westminster to Yal; and pack- ed by mule-power to the camps. It was not by any means an uncommon .occurrence for even en- gines after the tracks were go over the deep bluffs into the river, -packs and all to the great disarrange- ment of the eommissariat. "To a great extent the labor prob- lem on construction was solved by the bringing in of any kind of a human being who could handle a pick and shovel, and as the best of wages were paid the line was flooded with the toughest Ike Coast._ rrrr who had Ward tlid the same. I also got a big axe and laid it with the firearms. That night- Ward soon dropped off to sleep, but I was still awake when about 2 o'clock I heard soft foot. teps encircle the tent, and I knew in an instant that thd hold-up was about to come off. "In a moment I could discern against the canvas the shadow of a man who was attempting to undo the flap of the tent. By this time I had arisen, armed myself and was just in the act of awakening Ward when there was a sudden rush of feet and shouts that an attempt was be- ing made to rob us. The man who had been fumbling with the flap of the tent was borne down by force of numbers and securely bound in a moment, but his pals escaped. It turned out afterwards that the band- its had been observed loitering about the camp for ten days and some friends of mine on the work tumbled to what they after. They did not say anything to Ward and me, but they sat up that night on watch for just the occurrence which took place-- Escaped Bandits' Ambush. "On another occasion when were making our way east along th j Canada know that story too well. The brand of it is upon his own poli- tical life. And it is because he has not yet found a place, for repentance or changed his leopard spots of in- trigue, that he can never again hold the confidence of a leader or the faith of any political party. Let him at Sir Mackenzie Bowell if he will. Let his- defenders join in that sneer. I hold no brief for "the ven- erable Conservative leader. But this I do say: that whatever justification the other may or may not have had, tb.2 ingratitude of George j E. Foster was baser and more unpar. donable than the blackest.. political treason. Here is another 'statement, another of'the emanating from "behind the "His mismanagement of the Union Trust Company notori- ously discredited him as a financier." Does Mr. Foster call that a lie? Does he say that any word in that sen- tence does injustice to him? Did he not mismanage that company? Is he not discredited, notoriously dis- credited, as a-financier? If not, why is he not manager now? Why wag his other demands for the trust of ..the Foresters "cold.blooded Stund.and-djiiver If such was his correspondency he so persecuted two trustee officials cf the gr at order of Forest. ers. apt, indeed, were the words of Hon. Elliott G. Stevenson, when, as currently reported, he after reading Mr. Foster's letters: "Is it any wonder on of those men is in his grave and the other an invalid-lor And what wonder is it that th.-> delegates to the Supreme Court heard from their new Supreme Chief Ranger most burning words of de- nunciation against the man who not only imperilled the funds entrusted to him, but sought to raid the reserve as well. This is the man who before North Toronto for -re. elec'.idn to Parliament. The Liberal Government and Railway Union Total The sale of Canadian pro- ducts abroad has not only more than doubled under Lib. rule, but the increase continues, white the Conser. vatives hed reduced our com- peting power. to "clatb. we have been able to to "conclusions, with perhaps a little and take on both sides, and al- "ways these conclusions have'been in interests of the proper running "of the road. I have come conclusion that the presence ''of labor organizations such aft I 'have mentioned is a benefit to the of the road, rather 'than a detriment, I think this in an 'answer to critics who have 'suggested that the Intercolonial, be- "ing a government road, should not 'recognize labor unions." Hon. John Haggart was the Mlnis- er of Hallways in the Conservative Government and since that Govern- ment went out of ot Ice twelve years ago, h.e had been A leading member the Conservative) Opposition, in the )ominion Parliament. 'If a Conser- ative Government were to take of- ce, Mr. Hagg-srt would undoubtedly e Minister of Hallways again. He s again a candidate for Parliament. Ram Lai's Pure Tea Sold by all Grocers in Half and One Lb. Packets and 1, 3 and 5 Ib. Tins Their Zeal For Economy done time at San Quentin. Police protection was an unknown quantity, Jack Kirup being the one man who lawlessness in checfci Of course there were gamblers and ether loose char- acter! hanging on the tail of the work and as everything ran wide open in Yale the town was the scene of many a riotous night and not a few men found death or injury as a con- sequence. The hospital for the whole grade was at Yale and ths transpor- tation to that point of wounded men, especially from the upper divisions, was often attended with incidents. harrowing Gamble Could Not Forgive "Jim Leamy was considered the beat man physically and I might say, morally on the lins. Only once in four years did he furnish any ex- grade one night near Maple Ridge with a large sum of money, we near ly ran into an ambush. Luckily w sighted some of the men and had tirn to back out of the trap. We firei some shots at the men, but they wer not returned, and we finally got back to a point where we secured guide to take us past the danger point on detour through the woods. We had '0 go on, and that was the safest way of going. "Once at Savona when the place was full of roughs an attempt was made to get us into a fight so that our satchels might be stolen. Ward and I were walking up the middle of the street and had been followed for some distance by a big burly fel- low, who complained that he had worked arid had not been paid for his labor. He kept appreaching closer and closer, and growing more abusive as we neared a crowd of particularly desperate looking men. In my young- er I was handy with my firsts and had the muscle to back them up, so I waited till opportunity of- fered, and swinging on my hesl gave the fellow a smart backhander. It t him in the right place, and he went down in the road. We were! citement and then we all took to (trip." the unharvested zephyr -breakers. We had one good story on Leamy which occurs to me: About the beginning ot the work one of his foreman, an not molested again there. "There ar.} many other incidents ofj construction days in the old Fraser valley worth the I have not thought of for many years, but they come back to me since I have been'over the ground and visit, ed the old spots during my present he dismissed, or politely encouraged to resign? And is there one financial institu- tion in Toronto, one bank, one insur- ance company, one loan company, one trust company, one large and re- sponsible institution of any kind that would today accept the services of George E. Foster and put him in a position of trust? If not, why not? Is it not because in a position of the most sacred responsibility he proved unfaithful? Again and again he play.; ed fast and loose, not only with the strictest moral obligations, but also with the very letter of the law touch- ing the investment of trust funds. Take one Swan river iand deal. His own lettei goes to show that Mr. Foster asked for a com- mission of twenty-five cents per acre on that block, of nearly acres, which as manager of the Union Trust Company, he bought with trust mon- ey. The documents show that such commission was a of the Union Trust Company, and paid to Mr. Foster the manager, (.Moose JAW Times.) "We have the Brotherhood of "comotive Engineers, the Brothar- "hood of Firemen, the Brotherhood "of Trainmen, and the Brotherhood "of Railway Telegraphers. All "men have their organizations, and "these matters are regulated, under "arrangements by the "tions with, the management the "Hallway, and the o "the men are made according ta th "rules of the union, and no "influence can interfere with, this "rangenient, by which of the employees are controll "ed. It may be said: 'But why ct "you employ men belonging to th I have been approached nn "this matter hy mea "have said to me: 'You .are allowing "the Intercolonial to be run by uu "inon.' I say, no. This U the "of organization: and the "of the Intercji ju.ii.1 iiailivay. or o: Intercolonial, in which the Min- ister of Railways made the above- quoted statement of the Liberal Gov- ernment's policy, Mr. Haggart, in re- plying, to Mr. Graham, said (Han- sard, March 5, 1908, pp. "A government railway, under the "control of the people of this coun- "try, should not have a union on it "any other railway, much "right to form a. combination i "protection of their own intwvfts "as the Manufacturers' "or jy other ergon but Farther on in the snuic spceeh, the Minister of Rau viiys "Unions may make iriuf'ik s; Uiey "do; sometiaiis Ihey are univaiiun "able; sometimes other people 'unreasonable, aa well as un- 'ions. Sometimes they for 'that I think they should not have; "and they do not get them if I can "prevent it, if I think they are un- rho asked for it and accepted it, and "reasonable. But take them all in vho now tries to defend his taking Now. sir, is not that discreditable o our member of Parliament, who ept for himself a commission paid American sent jn estimates for more rock than whole contents of his cut. Of course, Mr. Onderdonk was horrified and H. J. Gamble, who was then in the engineering service of X TEDDY'S AFRICAN TOUR Cairo, Oct. the faderal government, said he would not forgive. It was 24 hours Wlh then take rangements already are being made here for the visit of President Roose- velt to Khartoum in 1909. It appears from the arrangements that are com- pleted that Roosevelt will probably enter Africa by way of Boinbaza. He before Leamy was able to make good his Yankee foreman finally confes- sing the fact that he had turned over the rocks in the cut after the govern- ment Inspector and had chalked them and had measured them twice. No Cheques VVeru "To pay off man in those days was a serious task. The money was brought from Victoria to New West- minster by the express company and two of ufl packed it the line, on toot, on horseback, with Indians, in fact, any old way we could get there. Many, many times we walked all the way Westminster to Yale, around piloted by Indian guides and picking our way MfcODf the dead salmon lining the tonka of the river and' tributary When night came we a caravan across the wilderness to Khartoum from which point he wil take his way down the Nile. MADE FOR SERVICE IN THE ROUGHEST WEATHER AND GUARANTEED ABSOLUTELY xWATERPROOF POMMEL This trade mark and the word TOWER on the dlstln- guiih this ijrcdc slicker the "Just so outrageous as to be ridiculous. But it needs to loked after, and I hope 'there will be no difficulty in killing it. Am aniioua to bear from vom as to the situation as a whole. "Very truly yours. D. AECHBOLD. "Hon. J. B. Forakor, 1500 Sixteenth Street, Waahinfton, D. C." "36 Broadway, New York, April 17, 1900. "My Dear enclose you certificate of deposit to your favoi of We are really at a loss in the matter, but I send and wiB be glad to have a very frank talk with you when-opportunity offers, if yoi so desire. I need scarcely again express our great craiifleation over favorabl' outcome of "Very truly JOHN D. ARCHBOLD. "the Intercolonial Railway is con- A pain prescription is printed upon T _ _ T--.- I Hon. J. B. Foraker. 1500 Sixteenth cemed, hs.vs net been r -Ur. onoop s jrinj: "When I Tiave met their or op Tablets. Ask your Doctor or "representatives in any capacity Druggist- if this formula is not com- "whatever, they have sat down and i Head pains, womanly pains "reasoned things out with me in a I anywhere get instant relief from a "very intelligent manner and up to] Tablet. For Your SUNDAY DINNER Jell-O With Whipped Cream. One package and a pint of boiling water i" Enough Dessert for a Large Family. FLAVORS: Lemon, Orange, Rafpberry, Strawberry, Chocolate, Cherry, Peach, No trouble to add boiling water- cool and serve. Flavored just right Sweetened juit I right Perfect in every way. Cheaper and better tham I fruit, pies or pastry. I CAUTION Don't accept a substi- tute, or you will be disappointed. There's no other dessert I just like JELL-O. Sold by all good grocers. TV wren rat rtti ct.. niKrarK. CMABA. __________ Highest Award, Gold Medals at SI. LooU. Portland and Jamestown Expositions. 1O CENTS PEK PACKAGE "Mr. Hearst read these letters to a public immediatelj Senator Foraker was compelled to sever all puWio connection with Republican campaign. His speaking engagements were he -wai openly denounced by President Roosevelt; and it is believed that hit political care r is, at an end. "Mr. Lefurgey, M.P., received a lett-r from Goorfe W.. Fowler, M. P., which ran as have succeeded beyond our wildest hopes. We wired D. M. (Dan Mann) and he nut us at the train. Toronto, and took us to his office, and gave us route far ae located; of course, under cover of the stricteit secrecy, so keep it mum, except to Bordtn, Bennett and yourself. We expect to have a wealthy Englishman named Lieter, and Col. PelUtt, in th? combine with us. We have increased the thing to acres. On arriving here we interviewed Sir Thomas Shanfhnessy, and have every reason to expect most generous treatment as to terms and He said we should get the best going. We want to arrange a meeting there when the party returns to Montreal. Tell Messrs. Borden and Benneit about the meeting. It will bo necessary for at least two of us fall and ae it could not be done in the and that is one of the things that must be arranged at the meeing. W. FOWLER.' "Mr. Lefurgey is today the Conservative candidate for Princes Co., Prince Edward leland. Mr. Fowler is the Conservative candidate for' Kinga. Albert, N.B. Mr, Bennett is the Conservative candidate for East Simcoe, Ont. Mr. Borden was not included in the doal." Why does the Montreal Star, a consistent paper, lay the letter of Mr. Fowler alongside letters which drove Senator Foratasr out of the Republican party and probably ended political career? The Star goes on to argue from these premis s that ths fentlemeri who are responsible for keeping Mr. Fowler and his associates in the fore-front of the Opposition, believe that the Canadian public is Irss sensitive than that of the United State's. Says the "The fact is that our politicians have- conn to conclusion that the Canadian people, when inflamed by party fe.-ling gt approach of an election, will swallow anything. They bclievo that we are such mad parti- sans that we are only anxious Icat too much emphasis placed upon the rott nnoss of our tainted candidates with the result that some "weak-kneed" members of the party mny funk to b; beaten. We may tnlk a bit between elections; but when the bell sounds for the race we are in for party victory, neck or nothing, and dread ntthing so much aa that our manly outspokenness in the past may not work damage to tha convicted 'grafter' who is carrying our flag. That is wkat tkc politicians think; and who' can say that they are without ju ;