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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LCTHSRlDGu WCEKLr HERALD THREE THE RAZOR NO GRINDING NO HONING THE RAZOR OF PERFECTION EVERLASTING SHAVING COMFORT NO RAZOR TROUBLES POSSIBLE These razors are tempered as bard as 'flint by our exclusive secret process of electricity. You can obtain one on 80 days trial from your dealer without obligation to purchase. Sold by C. W.GRAY Lethbridge, Alta. British flag. There was a, difference of opinion, however, with regard to this, particularly in Kildonan, where the whole force was quartered, and just at this conjunction the capture of the spy Parision, who, in endeav- oring to make hio escape, murdered young Sutherland of that parish, i brought matters to a crisis, so that j by nightfall, through the entreaty largely of terrified women, the whole j Red River force disbanded, leaving j the Portage party solus and over 60 miles from home. These, found tlit-ir way to Redwood, the -residence of i J'nkster, now Drewery'.s {brewery, at dusk, and were joined I there shortly afterwards by Mr. Mair, Mr. Setter, a brother-in-law of the i late Premier Norquay; and Mr. jtrev, of tlie Portage; and Wm. B. Hall j and Mr. Macclonakl of Headinglv. j Were Unmolested. Laurier and Lemieux At Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, Sept. Wil- frid Lauricr got tho reception of his life when he arrived at the Falls to- day. The premier's trip here was un- eventful. At Hamilton and St.' Ca- therines there had been no recep- tions urganiz-'d and Sir Wilfrid did not leave his private car but when tiie premier got to Niagara Falls he was jdvt-n a reception with a ven- j geaiice. Dealing wfth the transporta- tion enterprises on which the gov- j eminent has embarked, Sir Wilfrid remarked .have undertaken the IRRIGATION SCANDALS The Remarkable Conservative Silence On the Subject When At Medicine Hat cle some refer- rangement it made with the Robins lectures, is a Land Company. If that arrangerm-nt I t -i i I J.IT 111 U3 tl i-lLfJS t construction ot another railwav, the I i Tiwisi-- fminrj ,.-i ti. .it I TT i 11 -i rr-i r-r -i I uni'f Luc -Mr. Ames j Jiiyse. louncl o.i then ainwl at Hudson Bay railway. The Hudson! 'Redwood that the party had been i'Bay Railway I am sure do-s not ap- SENSATIONAL ESCAPE OF REIL'S CAPTIVES Charles Mair, One of the Party, Tells a Thrilling Ex- perience of North-West Rebellion through a very doubtful j the people of Wel- j waif gentlemen of j pass past Fort Garry to the' Portage, j Ontario and you will agree with me, j which had been promised -they said, j that what concerns portion of the i by Riel. Rightly mistrusting country concerns t-vt-ry portion of such promise, they urged the party, j the country And you men of "whom Thos. Scott was one, to j from Ontario are ready to hear your strike out at once and "foot, it to their j share of the burden which will 'be homes. -They were done however, j necessary to help the citizens in an- and saying that they .would simply ;i n3T> and then follow en, those J left and struck several i miles out on the prairie north of the fort, and passed it in the dark, each In a recent article ir The Calgary; room stove, while the relief was .'re- Herald a statement was made re- j luctantly dressing to go out. and this gadding the escape of Chas. Mair: psychological moment was taken ad- in turn breaking the path, for they had no snowshoes. Messrs. Mair and Setter separated from the others at' from the rebels at Fort Garry, but j y. c of by thg the'Herald is informed that it can beigiven here? but k may St. -the 'latter following the not in exact accord with the facts. The following 'article, contributed by author himself, will just how the escape was made, and that thg windo'ws .vere' obscureci by de- j river, and after a very narrow es- in hiding at Headi.igly, and be mentioned that the guard room was in the south- end of. the co.urt house, and the cells in the north, and prove, from a historical of view', a very interesting essay j dealing with the time when this West was given over to rapine and murder; and coming, as it does, from such an eminent authority as Mr. Mair, may be taken as true representation of the facts connected with one of the deplorable incidents of the history of Western Canada. The Correction. Mr. Mair's- escape due en- tirely to himself, conjointly with hig fellow- prisoners. A few evenings be- fore it, Heil ordered him. out and told him, in the most brutal manner, that thick frost. getting snow shoes, they struck ten miles back on thi reaching the Portage in safety, as did also; Mr. Ogletree. A Dreary Trail. other part. (Applause.) But you will not be called Upon to uq anything of that because, we have provided that this railway is to be construct- ed out of the receipts from land set- apart for very purpose. "Now we have come, to the conclus- ion that this railway i? necessary owing to the condition in which our fellow citizens "in the West arc plac- ed. Ths railway will give an alter- native or optional, route. "At the present time all the wheat as soon, as it is threshed is sent to the lakes. We want to provide another railway by Huf'ion Bay. There will be then Each prisoner, on getting out of Jnstead of waki at midmvht, the route and the Hudson i o Bay route, and the man who raises the stockade, took the direction that j pleased himself, numbers of .them, neading for the woods on the Assin- iboine river. Very soon, however, owing to the excitement and noise which arose in the prison, the guards caught on to the escape, and .the however, the party at Redwood slept until morning, and. following the already broken trail, were od by an armed band., headed by 0'- Donalrue, who said they had been sent out to ask them to come over to building destroyed bv frjrt fw a 1uiet talk and some- fire) being situated close to -.the hospitality. This base deceit, unfor- northwest" angle of the fort, Kiel's prevailed, -and, upon en- whole force was soon in pursuit, and terin5 the fort, the whole party were, the poor fellows. Hundering in the! of course- disarmed and dark, were nearlv all recaptured i imprisoned. Boulton was condemned and brought back to Fort death theu and Scott he...was to be shot. On his return most of them badly frogt and j was' condemned and most brutally Mr. Mair called together a number of the-e subjected to the most cruel fellow prisoners in his cell, and ...pointing out that his murder would assuredly not be the only it wia decided there and then to effect! was the third to get in e and barbarously murdered. The province of Ontario was j ly moved hy the rebel outrages at Red River and the death of Scott. i Messrs. Mair and Shultz addressed an escape if possible.' They had all 'V1'1 without coat or after an in-. immense audiences in that province, been confined at first inside the walls reflection, i-nled down Tne excitement .'and indignation wheat and" cattle will have two out- lets for hi-s production. have been ask-d 'Are you not going to hurt the trade of the St. Lawrence if you do of little faith, the trade of Canada is too great even for two outlets. What, is com- ing will be more than sufficient for both the St. Lawrence and the Hud- son Bay route's. "We huve corne to the conclusion that thu time to" build this railway is not tomorrow, but now, and we have surveyors in the. field looking at the condition of the country and preparing plans for u. owners of thie bers of people in Southern Alberta, land to sell it for a dollar or two an Most of the tracts have been conipar- acre, more than it is worth., to repav atively small, a thousand acres them for any exceptional expenses soon as we receive them. The Gov- ernment will build the railway or ra- ther somebody will be entrusted with -M- i. j. building it for us, but whatever we of Fort Gam-, but owing to lack (tllen a tracK swelled into a furore and wrought j do the cle- there ;a considerable] Jl'au'ne from the sort to the little into shape throughout j built by the govern- were removed to the-old Winnipeg, consisting at d'-.-u j country that an expedition was -siniboia court house-gaol, which con-'time of some twenty houses. His ob-! clecided upon by gpneral govern- sisted of eight cells, four an each Jective point was the.-house of a loral-1 ment_ This_ of course, was the ex- side, lit by narrow lancet Wm- Drover, brother-in-law of i so snccessfnlly led by Col- each with an. iron bar in the centre, j hishop of. this diocese; a scheme.: (.nei cnow-Lord Wolseley.) which The first cell to the left was occupied which' Seemiagly reckless, was great-( relief .to oppressed loy-1 by Mr. Mair, Mr. Archibald, a rela-tlv by the bittevly cold and j alists of Red River and defeated-the j tion' but there have been two large trans- they may have incurred in the flota- actions ,one i avolvingv acres tion or development of the Company. of land by The Alberta Railway and In selling the land they will get iryparedT to put into execution" as Co., and the other what it is worth iu open" no acres of land by The Robins Co.. -or, more and. no less and if they have as it is now known-The Southern Al- made a mistake -of capitalizing the ment and retained by the govmi- so as to insure th of bcmlit. possible largest mea- TO the- Can- b: rta Land Company. company too high a figure, or have The Land -Purchased Was Arid. 'burdened the entei-prise with undue The latter Company purchased Promotevs' charges, they, like other from the Dominion Government- in in like case, will find the year 1906. acres of land to that' tlley wil1 hjivc to the. west of Medicine Hat. This land though travt-rsed for over twenty in con- tlie' Xorthv.-esu.'rn i years, by two railways, had never some of the promised di- viclencls- Apparent Criticism Answered. the result that Mi-. Cooper, the sur- veyor, was called in to survey the ploy and he clearly shows that the claim of 3Lr. Burnett is correct. In STEAMERS COLLIDED Lower St. Lawrence, bac in Dense Fog of Smoke .from Forest Fires post- V" -i VlirV Tiitrht io kfPT> i i -n i T. T-- I master pelleral ill his speech mad tive .of the first governor of Mamto- aarK WJllcn comoinea to Keep purp0ses Of Femamsm and rebellion- ir i T> i ba; a Mr. Miller from B.C.; and thel T j.t. was in Iact tne secolKj great and an nnportsuit announcement in re- j mi_ n -j. ''mi n i clit-ltAi- Wdro ha wrte cniiniiori i-ivi I to the inauguration of rural mail unfortunate Thomas Scott. The ne was tuppnea oy, ste.n towards the preserva- r f "immediately opposite was occupied bv 5f3.C3jtb.ur suicl ihres and as; this cell faced the stockade, in which n. r.nst leaving a gap through which a man eastern Mr. Drever with a half breed tion of tho coulltry to Canada and' cap., and mittens: and., above opc.njrig up Mf (is iljimitabie pos- with a smart pony and sled. Mrs. to her pv0pie. It .has.been Mair. after beincr a in tVjJiJUcil jusfly eer- fort had shortly before been allowed, it was a work and thor. delivery and collection in the neav: The -postniast-er general capped the bsi-n sctiii.-J The C. P. R. do-1 I" the whole Robins transaction cli'ied to take the odd-numbered sec- there is only one point about which tions as part of its land grant, and a charge against the Government the even-numbered sections had been niight appear, upon a first examiria- reported on by land examiners to the to lie. In selling the Department, of the Interior as worth- acres to The Alberta Railway [r i less for homestead ing. The land rigation Co-> the Government 5 iip- arid, and .sucli was suitable only ulated that the land should be sold Montreal, Sept. a dense fog., accentuated by thick smoke from the forest fires raging on both sides of. the lower St. Lawrence, the steam- ship Corinthia of vthe Allen line, and steamer Malenhead of the Head line, collided at an early hour this morn- ing off Crane "Island Flats, forty miles .-below Quebec. From what can be gathered there was no casualties, al- though the shock of the collision brought the passengers of the Corin- thian tumbling from their berths to the excited. could pass, it was decided to doraocile at the home of Mr. Ore- j OURhiv done. the escape from it. A file had been yer's and after a moment's j Expedition. convejred in, and Mr. Macarthur had secretly cut his bar from its holdings taken out when -VJ climax 01 a particularly effective no, I leased m the year 1903 for graz- such stipulation m ,the sale of- the eloquent by -announcing the] intention of the governnn-nt to in- auguratf at. once ;i svstem of ru- j ing purposes. Before this grazing acres to The Robins Co. If lease was executed the C. P. R. was provision in the case of the Al- asked if they had any objection to berta Company meant that the ac- T T- 1 i i. 1 i t i I li llli-v ail V I.U i WWAH V lllCrtiJU Lllr tl C- interview with her, for the lights] 4 ral delivery throinrliout Canada, thuji... J A l were dancinc all around Fort Garrv. i But whilst ful1 'a pr-at- boon to the ?ther thoy tUal Can bu-V this Mr. Mair off for the loral settle! done .to this expedition, the credit- farmine commuaitv of the they intended to take land while any of it. re. ment of Portage la Prairie which hj {o n and much more ________________ any of that land. They replied that mams unoccupied, for five dollars so that it could b' required. Even then the opening was so narrow that probably one reached after a variety of dangerous j prisoner would have had. to adventures. as those who escaped had to be through by main force and lit on their heads on the snow out- side, some without their coats. There he helped, with the men of that pariah in conjunction with the people of High Bluff and Poplar Point to organize the party'headed perilous has been most strangely over- looked. Indeed, the Wolseley expe- NATURE MID It WOMAN'S WORK The night chosen was a very dark, by the late Col. Boulton. their object. j and bitterly cold one, in January, being to take Fort Garry by surprise. I rlition was but the corollary of this movement; of the determined stand mfide by the handful of and loval natives of Red River. Cut fl wilderness of 1870 and the time chosen was the j release the prisoners, who were now I changing of the guards at midnight, being very badly treated. The party, j Those who had been -on sentry were, warming themselves at the g'taadd TOOKE SKIRTS Do you ever find your cuffs a nuisance when, working in your shirtsleeves.? Aren't they continually bother- ing you and hampering the free movements of your hands Some men use elastic bands to keep their cuffs up. But these are always unsatis- factory and uncomfortable. The "EZIAJUSTA" ia which wa.s well armed and inrnish- ed with ladders and torches, would in all liklihood have captured the fort, without much bloodshed, as all within it celebr.iling Kiel's elec- tion as and were mainly drunk. Frightful Blizzard. i Of These wero This well-considered scheme, how-: bv a hijrher instinct, bv r of miles, in the midst of in the midst of Fenians and i, thesp noble and self-sac- rificing women, lied together in the little village' of Winnipeg to withstand sedition and thoy'had no objection. 'Subsequently, acre despite its higher actual val- ONTARIO CROPS thf land thus leased to the Grand j the Government might be open Toronto. Sept. statistics i Cattle Company was included j to censure for not having made the! of the principal field crops of tlu' salr' to Thti Robins Land Co., provision to the Medicine Hatj io for J'jns. issued by the represe.ii- a community of interest project; though the conditions of the tative agricultural societies show the j he.tween the two enterprUes. The two arrangements were not identical. acreage as computed from individual reports made by farmers and the yield as estimated by expert staff of Land Co. is under contract! The provision in tlie case: of the tr> upon irrigation one. hun- Alberta company was of little prac-j tical utility. It is as futile as anv dred tluiusand dollars a year for five correspoiiilents v.-ill show, einbnic- i million dollars with-' other Government regulation would iiiir every township's wheat t'1" years. Lands remaining un- put an arbitrary price uphold the honor of the- nag. Not a shadow of fear crossed their minds not an unworthy thought of their I desperate situation or thu hopeless-j overborne devotion practically the same acreage of 1907, but the yield is estimated at HKirlv a million bushels over IfiDT. SUMMER RESORT BURNED !lt tlh' cnd of fifteen years on -l common commodity. If the ir-i vert to the provision which I righted lands owned by The Albc-r-j will oblige the Company to take ac-jTjt Railway and Irrigation Co. are! live st.cns Ui eerrle a considerable mov.' an it is aj population upon this territory. Tin wilier rate? are under the. control ever, was frustrated by -one of the! which furnishes to the Canadians of sudden and frightful blizzards of that today an historic and patriotic epi- Lakceld. Out.. phone received here Trie-1 the Department- of the Interior. last! Desert to Be Transformed. perfectly safe assumption that the actual tiller of the soil will what, they are worth, though he may liave to buy the land from a middle- night, tlint Viamade. a popular Now. wherein is this arrangemem. man and not directly from the com- IVKT resort on Siony by the Government with this i The provision as to an acre LYDIA E. PINKHAM Nature and a woman's work" Com-' biaed have produced the grandest- remedy for woman's ills that the world has ever known. fire. A later message said Tlie main j censurable? It is true contents Th. winter and stumbling by accident np-jsode of which they may on the Headinglv mission church the j proud. party was held there by tlie storm j An idea. an ol fr-r three days. hone perhaps not natunilly lay lie-i hard to save th But this determined party of Bri-lncath the insurrectionary movement j place was close tlsh natives and Canadians had not that arme.d opposition would terrify j se.nson. i In the good old-fashioned days of sily evaded that the Gov- j our grandmothers they relied upon can make ;l good drf.-nce. the roots and herbs of the field to' building and Krie and Shamrock cot-i that it trartsfcrs from the i ''niment _ _ tagi's were destriiyed together with i of the nation acres of its failure to ivicorporate it in the j eure disease and mitigate suffering1.- transaction. Sucli a provision! The Indians on our Westenx: roots neighbors worked land, capable chiefly of raising other buildings. The on Mondi.iv fur the brusli aiul jnck rabbits, to a corpor- j would have been practically useless; j Plains to-day can produce ation of inv.-ntoxs, or speculators if! it would have m.ide it difficvih if! herbs for every ailment, keeps your cuffs out of the way. No trouble is required to adjust them and no discomfort experienced They're very convenient when working, rowing, playing tennis or golf, your hands, etc. EZIAJTJSTAS also prevent yourscufFs from wearing out and soiling1 quickly. TMki Irittiers. United Mootmf. 20 come so far for nothing an em- issary was dispatched in the storm in the shape fo one of tho most in- trepid of men, Murdock Macleod, now of visit the parishes below Fort Garry and the people as to intentions. He returned with the word that the peo- ple of these parishes would join the Portage men in a demand for the re- lief of the prisonrs, failing which they would unite in an attack on the fort. Instantly tho whole under way, and marching past Fort Garry during tho night, rer.ched Kil- donan in the morning, and were there joined the same day by some 700 well armed loyalists, with a cannon, and headed by the late Lieut.-Gov- ernor, then Dr. Shultz. An instant demand was made upon Riel for the release of the prisoners, which was accvdcrl to with very little delay, for j Kiel wa.s now thoroughly alarmed, and his men reported to be insubor- dinate. The "Portage, as it, wns called, and many others, now decided upon attacking the fort and restoring British authority and tho Canadian settlement; and, had not this unexpected opposition been met this might have been one of its re- sults. Tlie conduct of the "''Canadian in Red River was also in- stinctive, but it was governed by a higher motive, a motive which can be best interpreted at this hour by the impressive The foregoing is, of course, but the barest and briefest synopsis of some of the occurrences in Ked River itsfru during uie 01 jboy, ;uiu before the arrival of the Wolseley ex- podithon- Parkside, Vancouver, Aug. A, '08. My Dear thank you very much for sending mr: your valuable volume. "Through Mackenzie Basin." J have perused it with much interest and consider it a very im- portant contribution to the history of Canada, Believe me. yours faithfully, (Sgd.) Charles Tupper. Messrs Mair and MncForUuie. Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia you will. The present owners have nnt impossible, to raise capital to pay the Government in finghiml to carry 011 th-- enterprise, 'cash for this land, and they are also i Why Not an Issue in Medicine under obligation to spend at k-ast a If IhiMe. is ahvi, Sept. this million dollars in making the land against the Jiuvuiuig HI iiie charges Government in connec- the occupants of eight dwell available for settlement. This rw'jms lion with this transaction, there. situated on St. Antoinc St. be- that to get their money back, they I one above nil others in twecu and Green Avc.. were j must place a considerable, population j-which it should be a determining fac- on a stretch of country which hns j tor in tin- coming elections. That con- hitherto been a desert, to the smnency is M'Mlichie Hat, where the tape of tlie country at large and to i Conservative nomination has gone to obliged to rmiTMrflly leave their homes owing to lire which siartodi in the sheds in the rear of the block and later spread dwellings. tlio backs oT the and cureV diseases that baffle the most skilled! physicians who have spent years in the study of drugs. i i From the roots and herbs of the field Lydia E. Pinkham. more than thirty years ago gave to the women j of the world a remedy for their culiar ills, more potent and effica- cious than any combination of drugs, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is now recognized as the standard remedy for woman's ills. rn fin wore ed by fire and water. the particular advantage of the city i Charlc-s A. M'agrath, who was tho di- oi Medicine Hat, which. a.s a direct reeling figure, of The Aloorta Railway j result of these enterprises, will don- Irrigation Co. Tho people in that hie .ind treble its population. Is this constituency know all about the need good business, or is it not? The Promises of, the Prospectus. The burden of the complaint Mr. Aines and other Opposition eri-j rigation matters. Now, if the deal tics, is that the Robins Company, on n corrupt, one-, and if the. for irrigation, and they know the de- I tails of the two transactions. Mr. by Magrath is himself an expert, on ir- Drive Rheuinansiu out of the blood with Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic Remedy and see how quickly pain will depart. Rnb.on's never did reach the real disease. Rheumatism isn't in the j completing their arrangements with is open to censure, for having skin. It's deep constitu- tional. Getting rid of-the pain, is after all, what counts. That is why Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic Remedy goes, by word, of mount from one to an- other. And herein lies the ity of this Remedy. It is winning do. Mrs. J. M. Tweedale, 12 Napanee; ;t. Toronto, Canada, writes rinkham: "I was a great stiffercr from troubles, had those dreadful bearinjf down pains, and during; my monthly periods I suffered so I had to go to bed- I doctored for a long time but the doc- ment everywhere. Tablets Liquid. Sold by J. J. Johnston. table Compound advertised and got an bottle for me. I commenced its use anct the 'Government, floated {l company it. let Mr. Charles A. MV'iTth "talir tclt I kept on taking it r' until I was well and an entirely differ- that position on tiie platform and j cnt voraan. I also found that Lydia-TC-i in Kngluml under the name, of tin Southern Alberta Land Company, is-1 submit the issue to the electors of suing for this purpose an optimistic Medicine. Hat constituency. Let him, prospectus and transferring their, in particular, go to the city of Medi- holdings for a pent-rons cine Hat and ask for the. voles of of stock in the new company. It does tin; people in condemnation of the not seem vmrensonnble to us to sub- arrangement made by the Govern- mit the Government to criticism on nient with The Robins Land Co. If Pinkham's Vegetable Compound made1 childbirth, much easier for me. I mrald. recommend your Vegetable to every woman who is af female troubles." Tvhat Lydia E. Pinlcham's Vegeta- ble Compound did for it will do foroUier suffering ;