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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIOGE DAILY HERALD, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, Ittft. PAGE THRU You want the most econom- ical paint, not the cheapest paint. You want paint that will last a long time and look well, not paint that is cheap by the gallon and ex- pensive by the job. Ask the S-W. agent about Back From Trip To Arctic Circle Sergt. Fitzgerald, of the Mounted Police, Reoches Edmonton (Kdmonton Bulletin.) One of the most interesting men in the far north to visit 'Edmonton for a long now iu the city in the person, of Staff Fitzgerald, of the R. N. W. M. P. station at Her- schell Island, several hundred miles within the Arctic circle. Sergt. Fitzgerald who returns to Edmonton after an .absence of four years, is now on his way to lieglna to report at headquarters. He expects to leave in a few Jays on leave of absence on a, visit to his old home in Halifax, N. S. What his future work in the R. N, W, M, P. will be he is not yet aware, .but he looks, forward with to a return to tha Arctic circle, i'l the course of a few months. Sergt Fitzgerald is well known k> The troops which protect Italy's frozen frontier in the Alps, spend several weeks every summer in hard training, among the great mountains, including marches through abrupt close of the field drills the soldiers usually make a passage across some very uneve.n ground broken by gla- In the accompanying picture is and difficult passes. Towards the shown -t-he Ivrea battaliba of thej Fourth Regiment Alpini crossing the Glacier Rintor. The men made the- passage from La Thuile to Valgries- euche in twelve hours. They encoun- tered heavy fog part of the time and endured ti temperature as low as fourteen degrees below zero. 1 fr S t UEfe Job Department Headquarters for Office Stationery of all kinds Fully Equipped in All Branches of the Trade Expert Mechanics and the Latest Machinery If you have not tried us for your work, let us turn you out a trial order Letter Heads Bill Heads Statements Envelopes Phone 106 Invitations Announcements Circulars nphlets Etc., etc. many Edmonton people. He had been iri the police service for 21 years and wtt's established at Wetaskiwin before going north. He was iu mem- ber of the first Canadian Mounted contingent iii the South AfricuuNvar and served with Capt. Griesbach, Ma- jor- Jaanieson, Strathcona, and other local men. Six years ago, on the 20th of May, upon the establishment of the lie first reached Herschell Island, having gone in by way of Dawson City. Jn 1905 he came out for ;t one-month .trip by way of Ed- monton and returned again in the same year over the Dawson route. Left Herschell Island May 21 On his last trip out he left Her- schell Island May 21st.. By dog train he travelled to the mouth of Peel river. From thence he went by whole boat up to Fort McPhc-rso.n when the ice broke up in the river. From Fort Mc-Pherson he went up -on the steam- j er McKemie Driver -to Fort Smith. After a fifteen mile portage to Smith's Landing in the Hudson's Bay trans- port ia charge of T. Kelly. The trip of about roughly speak- ing, .was made .in two and a half months. Inspector Jennings, who went north last spring to relieve Sergt. Fitzger- j aid in the Arctic circle post, had reach ed the mouth .of the Peel river on the 12th of July. Other officials that have been in charge there since the post was established in 1903, were In- spector Howard and Inspector Jarvis, both passed through Ed- monton "on 'their trips from the far north. A Keen Observer Few oi ihe men-of the north can tell a more interesting story than Sergt. Fitzgerald. A keen observer and one whose intellect has not been cruled by the fact that he and several comnMes are' practically ,the only whits residents over thf. frozen area of thousands of square miles, the sto- ry that he tells is one. To the Bulletin'. Representative who had the pleasure of meeting him, and seeing his large collection of curios he told many facts concerning the whalers and Esquimos that are not generally' known. "The whalers who visit Herschell Island are a much-miarepresentsd said the sergeant in speaking e only white visitors to the island j which is the chief bcw-liead whale- I hunting post of the Arctic seas. "True j these men are sometimes taken to j the north under misrepresentation, j but the old custom 'shanghaing' is i net now practiced. .Nearly all the of- j fleers come from New Bedford, Mass., iand the men are paihereci up nlong "j'the Pacific Coast. Ice Open For Two Months "The ice opens ..around Island for a-out months in sum-j mer, from July Sept. let. and it is during this period that the whal- ers get, in their work. Some winter at the island and others make the trip during the open period, return- ing after two or three weeks' whale hunt." "How many ships visit the Island during a -week, -whereas an ordinary stove requires shining every day to keep it bright. t Less polishing-labor, less time, less black lead will be' required when you have the.; Sask- Alta in your kitchen. Why not have it put there right away 26 LETHBRIDGE AGENTS (if out of town write us.) TOOK LIFE OF LITTLE GIRL Mysterious .Tragedy Committed in j City of Utica, N. Y. Utica, Is1. Y., Sept, for which there is at- present no explana- tion, Avas comioitted against three Italian 'children in this .city last ev- ening. They are Theresa Procpio, se- ven years old, who is dead, shot through the Infansuno, six years old, badly wounded ia the left arm: .and Freddie Infusino, two .and a half years old, -shot through tha stomach and will die. The two last named are the children t of a-grocer in Blecker St.and the lit-i tie'' girl who is dead lived witto. her parents-over the Infusino store. It- was at first thought tih'at the crime ws the work of to Black Hand, 'and] when that theory was disproved it was believxl that mistreatment oi th was intended.1 arid perhaps accomplished. But-' exominatioii: prov- t-his- not be so. There appears to be; absolutely no explanation as to why the children were shot. Ii Has this morning thai they were seen a few minutes after seven last evening goiug up Third Avenue in company with'a. man nb- out forty years of .age. This morn- ing shortly after 5'o'clock, a lady re- siding near pitice where the chil- dren wer-e'found, which is in a sparse- ly '.settled' ;section .'of: the city, saw a child moving about in some bushes She .sent, some iru'n' to tin1 place they discovered the: dead body, of the other little, girl and the wounded boy. The: W'Ounuf-'d girl could talk little as she was.'nearly overcome withr fa- tigue and the pain of her wound. She said that she knew the man that shot them and to police gave some information though it was very mea- gre.. BACK AT WORK Saco, Maine. Sept. an idleness of -about three weeks, the 2.200 empoyei-s of the York Mill, of this towu, who were thrown, out of employment by the of 150 wea- vrrs" returned to work today- The- Yreavir.- went back today at the rate oi wages, but the mill manoge- ment promised to du something tbrm as soon as possible. While .tiomg oTt-r a timber limit near Bracebridge. Ont.. Gilbert Moore- of Falkenberg. was accidentally shot through thf lungs by a comrade. He- died as a result of the wound. Ri 111H JDUllviClo If you want to build up a business on a foundation that will last, three things at least are necessary 1 You must place good materials in your buildings 2 You must get as good a price as your competitors 3 You must get prompt delivery of all material so you can rush your work We have the largest stock of Building Supplies In Southern Albeata Call and get acquainted. You'll come the second time- without this invitation City Yards, south of Ellison Mills, Lethbridge. Also at New Dayton and Magrath ;