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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, October 24, THE LETHBKIBr-jJE DAILY HERALD Page 7 Sam Griffith Owner H. Cleveland Manager P. ANIMATED iTJ J4 Trembly, Tuesday, N0d. 25 Twelfth Night A MASSIVE SCENIC AND COSTUME PRODUCTION WM. YULE as Toby Beech VIOLET EDDY.....as Viola. PRICES...........50c 75c SEATS ON SALE RED CROSS Wednes'y, Oct. 26 As You Like It A MOST CAPABLE CO. OF PLAYERS, INCLUDING Touchttone ViOLET EDDY...as Rosalind ?1 DRUG STORE, MONDAY, OCT. 24 HEAVIEROver- coats for colder weather. The reversible collar, that may be open or buttoned cjpse -to the throat. v On the right, we show "FIT -REFORM D O U B L E BREASTEDnsanew style for winter wear. Both up. 152 KELV1E McGUIRE Sole Agents for HAPPENINGS The School Board Cas Raise More. Mosey-New Mana- ger for Paper Tab-sr, Oct. E.' Elwood, civ- il engineer, has returned to his farm south of town. Mr. v Elwood has bsen employed by the Council during ihcj summer in connection-with the installation oi the water supply sys- wh'ch is now completed. Mr. Porter, of Medicine Hat, who was foreman on that work, has been en- gaged as foreman by the council and is busily engaged making house con- ni-ciions" and superintending the work of the grader. Sam Erviru- spent a couple of days in town from Grassy Lake. Sam had business at tha district c'ourt. G-eo. Jenkins, who has had charge of the Taber Advertiser for the past year, left yesterday lor Winnipeg, George takes with him the best wish- es of his many friends in Taber. Wo iind-c-rstand that Ernest Cook will as- sume the management of tlit business. If Ernie can run a paper-as as can run bases, tin- iuture success of the Afivcrtist'i is assured. Work on iho 1001 of the new school has commenced, and will be msheri Vvith all possible speed. The Western Piumbing Co yf LethbricUe, arc busv on the and plumliing, the con- tract for they .secured in con- iiinelion with K. 0 Shivi'.s. Notification has brcn received from the Minister of Education at Ei'.mon- 1011, authorizing the of the Tuber school district, to borrow S1S.- for tlu5 purpose of compit'tnis and the school, znA iL-ncmg the school proiinds. News rc-aciiL-ri town of the of litrlr; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Connors, under lHANGE your brand for Scotch Whiskey that deserves its High reputation. At all dealers. 'I D. O. ROBUN. TORONTO. SOLE CANADIAN AGENT distressing; circumstances. -It appears that the little girl was about a year old. was toddling about the; door oi the room, when she fell, strik jug her nose, -which bled profuseiv. In spr.e of all efforts on the part of her parents and -the doctor, it was found impossible to stop the bleeding, and the little one the following The sympathy 01 all who kne-w them in Tabcr is extended to Mr anrt Mrs. Connors, are homesteadir.g about, 2f> mik'i north The Rev A Ran- som went out this afternoon and per- formed tlie funeral ceremony. Mrs A. M Heppler. of Carriston, on Saiiiiclav underwent a successful operation for appcrut'.cuis at ths Gait Hospital Mr. Ilcppier is in the city iitul will it-main ur.ril his wife is ablc- U> retr.rn to her home. 'Lei good digestion wcit appetite, and health on They viil if you take SHAKESPEARE They correct stomach disorders, assist digestion, and make life .worth living for ths victim of dyspepsia. 50c. a box. If your druggist has not stocked them yet, send as SOc. and we mall thsm. 35 i Natiaaol Drur Chnmical SIDELIGHTS ON CANADIAN HISTORY (Continued from Editorial or horse ears, whichever was expos- ed, it was the kind of warfare in which the Indian excelled, every in- equality of the ground being taken advantage Heads dropped on each side. At length, after more than a dozen Blackfeet had been killed and a large number wounded, with proba- bly fewer losses among the Crees, the South Peigans managed to get a strong lorce of braves across a small butie, which in a measure commanded tne deeper coulee of the Crees. As tli cross fire from them and their friends 'became more and more des- tructive, the Crees became alarmed and 'began to straggle out of their couiee towards tue river. The Dramatic incident of the Fight At this juncture occurred the most dramatic incident of the fight. A half- oreed Peigan. Jerry Potts ('afterwards a famous police who was rid- ing around the bank of the ridge fac- ing the river, saw this movement and signalled to his companions to charge. on horseback, some on foot, they poured over the ridge and down into the coulee, driving the-now terror stricken Crees .before them. A large number of the latter were forced out of the ravine over a point of a hill to the north. A sheer descent of some thirty feet was a veritable death trap to both purued and plunging headlong into the ravine, where men fought hand to hand. The main, body of the Crees had dashed in- to the river and moved.across almost in a body, while the. Blackfeet stood on the edge and shot them down like sheep. As Jerry Potts afterwards de- scribed it, "you could fire with your eyes shut and be sure to kill a Cree." The scene was now a terrible one, the Belly river .being filled with dead and dying Crees, while the banks were covered on one side with their crawling comrades trying to escape the hail of bullets, and on the other with relentless Blackfeet, who. shrieking their piercing war cries, fir- ed into the surging mass of enemies in the river bed, and picked off the rugiuves on the other sire. The snrieks of the dying, the crack of bul lets and the whizz of arrows through trie smoke and dust made a. picture wnich is described as demoniac, and tbe slaughter did not end at the river. Many of the .Crees, who escaped from that awlul death trap, were followed .10 the prairie beyond by a large .party of Blackfeet who. had crossed higher up, and in one snot where a party of them made a -stand, 50 were slain outright. Finally the Crees reached a clump of tre'es immediately where now is situated the Gait coal mines, and having abandoned the most 'of their horses, made a last stand. As nigat came on the Crees man- aged to escape from that position which the Blackfeet were threatenin, to surround. With thinned ranks -and d-aunted courage the rernannt of the Uree and Assiniboine war party made its way home, there -to howl over its losses and plan a day of vengeance. 300 Crees Paid the Penalty How many Indians perished was never definitely known, as the bodies of many of the Crees and their allies wno leil in. the river were carried away by the current, but it is estl mated that not less than 300 Crees and Assiniboinees naid the death pen alty for i their treacherous attack, while not more than 200 Blackfeet were killed and wounded. Where now are the conquering iJiaclcfeet and their allies, with their hereditary enemies, the Crees and the Assmlbomes, who suffered so severe- ly that October clay forty years ago? To-day the that battle- iield are not indeed lords of half a continent, but owners, and what is oetter. to a large extent workers of valuable reservations. 'The Blackfeet reside upon a reserve with an area of 470 square miles, istuated just south of the main Hue oi" the Canadian Pac- ific Railway, about 50 miles east of Calgary, In describing meir indus trial progress the latest vepSrt on In- dian "These Inuians rnciiities for making money are num- erous and increasing rapidly both on and off the reserve. The sale of coal trom their mines amounted to over tor the past fiscal year, and everything points to a large increase tnis coming year. The hay industry is good, in fact, they are unable to supply the demand. Last year their hay contracts, together with their sales off the reserve, amounted to ov- or They sold thirty ponies and tneiv beet' sales amounted to S5.014.S8. They supply themselves with all ne- cessary implemenrs, tools, harness and lumber. A number of frame Douses have been erected during the year, and numerous minor improve- ments made on old houses and sta- oies.'7 The population of the tribe is 801'. Steam Plows are Employed The Bloods, firm allies of the migh- ty Blackleet. are on their splendid re- serve between the Belly and St. Mary's rivers. The reserve contains 540 square miles, or about. acres ot splendid land. These In- cians are learning to cultivate the son. They have fine stock and also gro-.v largo crops'of wheat. Steam ploughs are employed and other mod- ern machinery. Last year one chief cleared si.oOli on his wheat crop. The genera! policy of placing each Indian upon his own resources as soon as they are proficient for the sustenance jor himself and family has been stead- ily with the result that For People Old Folks Should be Careful in .Their Selection of Regulative Medicine We have a sale, dependable and al- together .ideal remedy that is partic- ularly adapted to the- requirementB of aged and persons of weak con- stitutions who suffer from constipa- tion or other bowel disorders. are so certain that it will relieve these complaints and give absolute satis- faction in every particular that we otter it with our personal guarantee mat it shall cost the user nothing if it fails to -substantiate our claims. This remedy is called Hexall Order- lies. Kexall Orderlies have a soothing, neanng, strengthening tonic and reg- ulative action upon, the 'bowels. They remove all irritation, dryness, sore- ness .and weakness. They restore the bowels and associate organs to mors- vigorous and healthy activity. They are eaten like candy, may be taken at any time without' inconvenience, do not cause griping, -nausea, diarrhoea, excessive looseness, flatulence or oth- er disagreeable- effect. Price 25c and iuc.. Sold only at our The Kexall Store. The J. -D. Higinbotham and Co. Drug Store. tnose of the-Bloods who are entirely seit-supporting now number -301, and a large number of semi-self-support- ing. The on the Old river west. of -Macleod, and it contains occupied by 471 Indians. They too are going 'in for farming, especially the younger generation. Already they have done lairly Veil at stock raising. A.nd how has it fared with the en- emies of .the Blackfeet. It is not easy to note the preeut state and progress of the Crees, as they are scattered aDoiitk on small reserves all over Al- Saskatchewan, and are'of- ten to be found mixed with other triDes, notably .the Salteaux. They number probably more than. the other tribes mentioned, but on the whole 'they have-not shown equal vigor :and enterprise. The Crees' allies, the Assiniboines, also thown as the Stonies, are on a reserve of 72 square miles in- area, situated nine miles south of Sintal- uta on Canadian Pacific .Kailway, in the province of Saskatch- ewan. The departmental report in describing their condition and occu- pation: says: "The majority of these Indians are engaged in grain-growing and some .if the young 'men hire as laborers for' settlers, others are employed In tanning hides, while a few are engaged in hunting and trapping during the winter time. On the "whole these Indians are indus- trious and take a, reaV interest in their different occupations." The horses and -cattle on the reserve are reported to be'in good condition-and-are well cared for by the Indians. Such today are the descendants of the Redmen. wiio forty years ago fought near Lethbridge, Alberta, .the last great Indian battle on Canadian soli. MAJESTIC THEATRE Sam Griff ith, Owner H. Cleveland, Manager TO-N BY POPULAR REQUEST MR. HAROLD NELSON And His Associate Players IN The Most Popular Play of Recent Years THF PI AIMS" 1 llLi i LtrllliO SEATS ON SALE MONDAY There are 159S names on the tnuni- list just compiled by Secretary-Treasurer Geo. W. Robin- son.. LONGDISTANCE LINE AT BARONS Carmangay. Oct. corner stone OL the new English church fcuilti ing will be laid on Thanksgiving bar and in the evening there -will he an entertainment in the opera house, the proceeds oi which will jo towards the -TDuilonig fund. A capital pro- gramme is being arranged, tbe chief item .of which 'is a' Mock Breach of Promise, Case, 'Anna Nias Whoisshe v. "Easy Mark.' Local _ talent "is sup- plying "allr the characters, but as to exactly who a mys- tery, especially so regarding the plaintiff.-. Judging.by the .rehearsals, which are now in full swinir, the even ing will be one round of laughter from, start to.rinish, the scene is of course laid quite locally and -the evi- dence is lull of topical events. The'long distance telephone-.will be in'within'a few weeks now as "the line is at'Barons- A: large ai'ea of raw land, is being broken up this fall, steam, outfits -Can be seen; in-every' direction, this is a sure sign oi' the confidence there is ni there, being a bumper crop nest: year. Several raw .connections hav-e -been, made with the electric light system this week-and ,the plant is now; giv- ing out its maximum the tsw plant will, however, be in-rery shortly and a large increase of out- put will be available. No Better Vir- ginia Cigarette has ever been offered to the cultured smoker. ;