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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LtfHBRIDQE DAILY HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER (1, (Ml PAOt DSON'S BAY CD. Grocery Department The Preserving Season will Soon be Over. PLUMS, PEACHES, PEARS, CRAB APPLES, COOKING AND TABLE AR PLES, FRESH TOMATOES, GREEN and DAILY DIRECT FROM THE ORCHARDS. FRESH CUCUMBERS, NEW POTATOES ALL AT THE LOWEST MARKEF PRICES. Have You Tried Our Fancy Chocolates, Caramels, etc? Shoe Department Don't Punish Your Poor Feet by Wearing Ugly, Ill- Fitting Shoes. Call and Inspect our Shoe Window and Counters. The Hudson's Bay Shoes are Stylish, Durable and Comfortable and at Prices that defy competition. Our Glove Story We can match Costumes with Gloves. We have them in the Latest Shades. Women's French Kid Gloves. Women's Walking Gloves. Men's Gloves and Children's Gloves. HUDSON'S BAY QUALITY AND LOW PRCES. SOHPY ONKAVONIA By Anthony Hope Author Of "The Prisoner Of Zenda" ed In too rash 'a confidence that they were first on the ground. But the greater surprise befell those who bad now to defend the barges and the guns. When the man who had found the dead sentry ran hack and told his tale, all of them, from Stafnite down- ward, conceived that the attack must corae from Stenovi'es. None thought of Sophy and her Yolsenians. There they were packed in the barn, separated from their horses and with their car- bines laid aside. The carbines were easily caught up. the horses not so easily reached, supposing an active. skillful enemy at hand outside. For themselves their position was good to stand a siege. But Stafnlts could not afford that. His mind flew where Sophv's had. Throughout and on both slLs the guns were the factor which dominated the of the flfhL It was no use for Stofnltz to snuf in the barn while the enemy j couldB't net came crawling back to roe. "What a0 you make of It he whls- pered. Before I could answer we heard a' brisk exchange of fire in front of. the barn, 'I don't Hfce I said. 'I can't 8ee them, and I've a notion they can geo mtii colonel, and that's not the pieasantest way to fight, is 'Gad, you're said he. 'But they won't gee me any the better for a then and there he lit one. "Well, he'd just thrown away hut match when a young quite a a couple of yard! from Ui gQddenjj Jumped from his belly ou to and called out quite it be'd got a tort of panic- Qe dited out could smell them. what Of course I don t QlaiMl wear You overpowered the barges (supposing taey tried disposed of sentry stationed on each deck and captured the guns. Let the assailant carry them off and the colonel's game was up. Whoever the foe was, the fight was for the grins and for one other thing no doubt for the colonel's lif e.. "We felt in the deuce of a Rastatz related, "for we didn't know how many they were, and we couldn't see one of them. The colonel, walked out of the bam cool as a cucumber and looked and listened. He called to me to go with him, and so I did, keeping as much behind his back as possible. Nothing: was to be seen, nothing to heard. He pointed to the rising ground opposite, 'That must hide them.' he said. Back he went and called th'e first half company. Tou follow me in sin- gle file out of the barn and round to the back- of It Let there be a foot be- tween each of you, room enough to miss. When once you get in rear of the ]para, make for the barges. Never mind the horses. ,The second half com- pany will cover the horses with their flre. Rastatz see my detachment round and then follow. We'll leave the ser- geant major In command here. Now, quick, follow "Out he went, and-the men began to. smelled the tunic our lamented prince wore.nor the one tbe witch decked' herself oat in. but you could smell a common fellow's sheep- akin twenty against wind unless" the tWiad mighty ttrong. "'Sheepskins It'lsr said the with a by gad! It's Mistress Rastatx, or of her friends anyhow.' Then lie swore worthily: 'Stenovtes most have put them up to this! And where the devil are they, Rastatz r He raised his head as he spoke and' got his answer. A bul- let came singing along and went right shako. It came from the line of the He down again, laughed a little and took a puff at his cigarette before be threw It away! Just then one of our sentries bellowed from the. first barge. 'In the ditch, hi 'I wish -you'd spoken a bit "says the colonel, laughing again." f While this was passing on Stafnitz's side Sophy and her party were working quietly and cautiously down the course of the ditch. Under the shelter of its bank they vhad been able to hold a brief and hurried consultation. What they feared was that Stafnite would make a dash for the barges. Their fire ITS PURITY ITS FLAVOR ITS FRAGRANCE ITS RELIABILITY r 1 Arc- for ITS ENORMOUS SALE of I" packets II SALADA" KING FREDERICK i Of Denmark, Who Took Part in Reception to Dr. Cook Appeal Was Not Allowed Sealed lead jackets only 40c., 50c. and 60c. per pound At all TEH follow in their order. I had to stand in the doorway and regulate the distance between man and man. I hadn't been there two seconds before a dozen heads came over the hill dozen rifles cracked. Luckily the colonel was just round the corner. Down' went the heads again, but they'd bagged two of our fellows. I shouted to more to out and at the same time ordered the sergeant major to send a file forward to answer the fire. Up came the again, and they bagged three more. Our fellows blazed away In reply, but they'd dropped too quickly. I don't ttiink we got one. "Well; we didn't mind so much about keeping our exact distances after that and 1 wouldn't swear that the whole us faced the fire. It was devil- ish disconcerting, you know, but In a few minutes thirty or five and thirty of us got round the side of the barn some- how and for the moment out of barm's way. We heard the fire going on still In front DQt only a desultory way. They weren't trying to rush us, and I don't think we had aay Idea of rushing them. For all we knew they might he 200 or they might be a dozen. At any rate, with the advantage of position they were enough to bottle our men up In the barn for the moment at all i events." This account makes what had" hap-, pened pretty plain. Half of Sophy's force had been left to hold the enemy or as many of them as possible in the barn. They had dismounted and, well covered by the hill, could make good practice without imnch danger to them- selves. was in command of this section of the little troop. Sophy, Dunstanbury and Peter Vassip, also on, foot (the-horses' hoofs would have be- trayed were stealing round, tent on getting between the barges and any men whom Stafnitz tried to place in position for their defense. Alter leaving men for the containing party and three to look after the horses thii detachment was no more than a' dozen, strong. But they had started before Stafnitz's men had got out of the barn and despite the smaller distance the j latter had to traverse could make a j good race of it for the barges. They I had kept together, too, while enemy straggled round to the rear of j the barn In stogie file. And they had one great perhaps decisive, advantage, of whose existence Peter Vassip, their j guide, was well aware. j Forty yards beyond the farm a small. down to the Krath. On the j side farm it had a high over- j banging, bank, tbc other side being j nearly level with the adjoining mead- j ow. Thus it formed a natural trench. j and led straight down to where the j first of the barges lay. It would have i been open to an enfilade from the river, j but Stafnitz had only one sentry on j each barge, and these men were occu- pied in staring at their advancing com- panions and calling out to know what i was the- matter. As for the j they had wisely declared deeming the matter no business theirs- Shots were not within the j terms of a contract for transport.: Staf- nitz, not dretming of an attack, had-; not reconnoitered his ground. But Lu- kovitch knew every inch of it (had not j might drop half his men, but the sur- vivors 'when once on the barges were drawn up to'the edge of the still be numerous as themselves and would command the course of the ditch, which was at pres- ent their great resource and protection. But if they could get on board before the enemy they believed they could hold their own. The decks were cov- ered with impedimenta of one sort or another, which wdnld afford er, while any party which tried to board must expose itself to fire to a serious and probably fatal extent So they worked down the ditch, ex- cept two them. little as they could spue even two, It was Judged well to leave these. Their in- i structlons were to firs at short in- tervals, whether there was much chance of hit- ting any body'or not Bunstan- bury hoped by this trick to make Stafnitz believe that the 'whole detach- ment was sta- thirty yards or skins 1' Sheep- tJonary. In the ditch Jnore from the point' where it joined the river. Only ten strong now and one of them a woman, tft.ey made their way toward the mouth of the ditch and to- ward the barges which held the prize they sought But a diversion and a very effective one was soon to come from the front of the barn. Fearing that the party under and Dunstanbnry might be overpowered. Lukovitch determined on a bold step, "that of holders of the barn their shelter. his men to-keep up a brisfc fire at' th'e He himself and an- other man, one Ossip Yensko, disre- garding the risk, made a rapid dash across the; linV' of fire from the barn for the spotj where the horses were. The fire directed at the door success- fully covered their daring movement They among .the horses In a mo- ment and hard at work cutting bands with which they were The animate were half mad witli fright and the task was one of great danger. But the maneuver was eminently successfuL A. cry of "The horses, the horses r' went up from the barn. Men appeared in the doorway. The sergeant major in command himself ran out Half the horses were loose and stam- peded along the towing path down the river. "The horses, the The defenders surged out of the barn In deadly fear of being caught there in a trap. They preferred the chances of the fire and streamed out in a disorder- ly throng. Lukovitch and Yensko cut loose as many more horses as they dared wait to release, then, as the de- fenders rusted forward, retreated, fly- ing for their lives. Lukovitch came oft with a ball in" his arm; Yensko dropped, shot through the heart The men be- hind the hill riddled the defenders with their fire. But now they were by their Nearer twenty than ten dotted the Claresbolm, Sept. town wore a legal aspect this morning the occasion being the sittings of the district court. The court when sit- ting here hitherto has not very busy and this occasion was no excep- tion, most of beiotf settled out of court, while an. appeal 'which looked like taking up all day, was thrown out on technicality. This was a Granum gambling case, Chas. A. Fuller appealing against a con- viction at the instance of John S. Piper given in Granum by Inspector Camies Of the K.N.W.H.P. Colin Macleod instructed b'y J. lespie, ibarrister of Granum, appeared for the appellant, and W. If. Camp- bell, crown prosecutor, for the se- spondent. The crown had one or two objections to the appeal on 'technical grounds, the first of which was that Claresholm was not the nearest place to Granum where a court sat but (that MacLeod was nearer. There was some argument on this and township plans were ready for production when the crown brought forward their sec- ond objection and that was that in the bail bond, made out when the action was appealed the word "per- sonaljy" had been omitted where in the bail bond the appellant is bound to "personally appear." !Mr. Mac- leod took the stand that he had sub- stantially complied with the b'ond, and had personally but the crown quoted cases to show that they were entitled to ,take advantage of every technicality to protect the jus-' tice of fbhc peace's decision jand Judge Carpenter stated that he would have to follow the rulings of the superior courts and he therefore refused entry of the appeal. It is understood that appellant is to take proceedings by way of Habeas Corpus'to" hrng the appeal before tKe superior courts. A case which couldQQQQ Three out of the four small debt cases were settled and the fourth, D. B. Russell vs. Rosenberg turned out to be a suit for damage and the de- fendant, who appeared in person and was consequently inclined to toe dumb before the court, was delighted to hear the judge throw the case out because a suit for damages could: not b'e brought in the small debt court. A large debt case which was down for trial had not been finished at the time of this despatch: W, H. Gushing, minister of public works, will be here tomorrow to choose a site for the court house. Some time ago there was a meeting on the matter and it was considered by.the majority that an acre of the Tun" Association land would, be very I suitable. The court officials motored here from Nan-ton yesterday. Harvey Wilkinson has had the mis- fortune to lose .his infant boy. The funeral was largely attended. Much wheat was hauled into town this week. Xo.- 1 hard fetched 81c a 'bushel and No. 2 78c. Holden and ttigby have built new coal sheds beside the track. "_The power" house is being erected. It s not'expected, however, that the waiter system and consequently the electric light system will complet- ed before the spring. The shortage of labor has to be considered. WEDDING AT GRASSY LAKE Special to the Herald) G-rassy Lake, Sept. noon today at the residence of Ed Cox, his neice, Miss Ethel Cox was married to Herbert Slawaon.- The, ceremony was performed by Rev. D. Jones of Taber. About thirty iriends and re- latives sat down to a sumptuous wedding dinner. The bride was most becomingly dressed and was b Miss Slawson, while A. ,W. acted the part of groomsman. JDhe numerous presents showed -the" pop ularity of 'the young couple take up their, residence Koma stead. N f Mir. Oox ase of the Mormon Church-- vited everybody to come and a wedding .dance in the large number of young' the hospitality and took the tunity of wishing -Mr. and Mrs.- Slaw-" son the compliments of the John MeNeely_oi the Milling Co. spent today .here iness in connection with his The section-men were guards along the track today. -A marriage has been take place on Sept. 22 Alexander. Barett daughter- of and Holmes, of- Brussels, iOttt. The University of Alberta 'STRATHCONA, ALBERTA Matriculation' Examinations begin September 21st. Classes open Sep- tember 28th. Courses offered leading to the B. A. and B. Sc. degrees. Teaching will be given in 1909 in 1st, 2nd, 3rd years in Arts and 1st and 2nd years'in Applied Science. Calendars on application. i For particulars write the President of the Universitv. General Stenovics remembered tham grasg oute-de the barn door. And and so did Peter Vassip: The surprise j gurTlvors were demoralized. Their of Praslok was to be avenged. Rastatz takes up the tale again. narrative has one or two touches with a local color. __ Hte barn about on their bellies. The colonel was In front on his belly, with his head Just raised from the ground, looking [about him. I lay down, too, getting my bead behind a stone which 'chanced to be" near me- I looked too, when It seemed safe. And It did seem safe at first for we could hear nothing, and deuce a man could we see. But It wasn't very pleasant because Tve knew that sure enough, they must be pretty near us i the sergeant major, lay dead. be remaining horses, and voiicy i fled down the riveri. With a cry of trl- I got round to the rear of the j ompt Lukovitch collected the remam- I found our fellows scattered aer Of his men and dashed round the of the barn.' The next moment Colonel Stafnte found himself attack- ed in his rear as well as held In check ffQDR LuG ultCil Itt1 PiJl LlTOHtL "For a moment'we thought it was our own said Rastatz. continu- ing his account "and the colonel shout- ed, 'Don't fire, yon But then they cheered, and we knew the "Vol- them I 'Sheepskins :e enougn, tney muse ue pretcy 8aid the colonel, with a wry somewhere. Presently the colft- Be Continued Qnrtof-ihe paints for housewife It'sjmkoe some-colors, oughly and it's Gives a fine gloss finish that should have him for dry the next will resist wear. Your dealer PAINTS AND VARNISHES Made m Canada x POOL Is supplied with 'the BEST FIXTURES IN ALBERTA And is cool, bright and Best Cigars and '-Tobaccos in stock Barber Shop in of Oliver EASTERN TOWNSHIPS BANK: INCORPORATED 1869. CAPITAL AND RESERVE A general Banking business transacted Accounts of Met-, chants and Farmers Invited; Savings'Bank De'partment- iiu connection, deposits of and upwards received and in-, terest allowed at highest current rates. Lethbridge Branch ROUND STREET Old Sage Store J. A. R. ROME, Manager. -1 We are still serving the usual GOOD MEAL Under new management First-class'.'. cook. Every- thing clean Meals 25c MAR TOM, Prop. Do you get your work done at The Steam Laundry? If not, why not They do the best work They do it in the shortest time They call for and deliver goods They do not destroy goods They have a big pay-roll and are heavy tax- payers, and ought to claim your patronage C. S. FARROW, Manager Phone 145 ;