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No. C. 507—Length, 9'2 in.;
A. J. WHIMBEY, Manager. 1794 Notre Dame Street, MONTREAL.
The Most Graceful Women
of Canada wear the
Fits Like a Glove."
E GLISH MADE
AT POPULAR PRICES.
Approved by the whole
Sale, over ONE MILLION TWELVE FIRST MEDALS. PAIRS annually. A large stock of these GOOD VALUE Corsets always on hand at John MACDONALD & Co's, Toronto. Manufacturers, W.S. THOMSON & Co., Limited, London, Eng. See that every Corset is marked "THOMSON'S GLOVE FITTING," and bears our Trade Mark, the Crown. No others are genuine.
THE NEW CROWN VIOLET.
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These popular Corsets are boned with strips of highly-tempered spring ribbon steel, guaranteed not to coi rode, and metal-tipped to prevent the ends from cutting through the fabric. Made in dove, white, gold and black. Sold in all the stores.
The CROMPTON CORSET CO., Toronto
THE CROWN PERFUMERY
ALT! Who goes there?”
Bastions were added to the stock“ Friend!”
ade, the big guns, that were always “Pass, friend; all's well,” came in bright and shining, had an extra rubshrill, ringing sounds directly under bing up, and every possible measure my window, at intervals, all through for defence taken, for Major Cotton the long night-or nights, I should and my husband were determined not say, for that was an awful time of to be caught napping or taken by sursuspense, that spring of
prise. Provisions were 1885, when the Indians
secured and stored in the in the North-West were
Fort, twenty horses kept up in arms and ready to
saddled night and dayswoop down upon the
not that anyone intended Whites at any moment; SASKATCHEWAN to attempt escape, for andwe, at Fort Macleod,
there were no cowards were two hundred miles
but for emergencies and from the nearest railway
the use of couriers. There station, and there was no
were a number of childtelegraph.
ren to be considered, too, It is true there were
and after a deal of discouriers stationed at in
cussion it was decided to tervals of twelve miles all FORTH WES
send them with their along the route, but in
mothers to a place of spite thereof the rebels
safety. somehow succeeded in CANADAN Will we ever forget the getting news sooner than
day when the big, red, we, and it was well
four horse mail coach and known they were only
two large waggon-loads waiting the turn of events
of women and children to make an attack. If
left for Calgary to take things had gone differently that day the train east? It was a sad-looking at Batoche, it would have been a little band, with an escort of wellsorry time for us, for the Redskins armed Mounted Policemen on either were better armed than ourselves, and side-women trying to smile and be their red cousins on the other side of brave, yet with eyes red from weepthe boundary line were ready to join ing at the thought of leaving their them at a moment’s notice.
husbands-not knowing but it was
THF NORTHWEST MEDAL.
for the last time. And when they and when there were no Indians handy were all gone, it seemed very desolate they did not hesitate to practise fistito feel I was the only woman in the cuffs, at least, on one another, or even Fort. My husband had done his best on one of their own officers when octo persuade me to go; but I had no encumbrances like the others, no young life to think of before my own, and I thought I might be of use.
A few days after the women left, orders came for a detachment of Police
SASKATCHEWAN to proceed to the front under command of Inspector Perry, and to take with them one of the big “nine pounders.” Two companies of Rifles were sent to replace them, “Black Soldiers” the Indians called them, not having as much respect for the dark uniform as for the “red coat.” They used to say “Little boy better go home to his mother; he no can ride, and his feet too big to run”—so much for government boots ! But if the “Black Soldiers” could not run, the boots did not prevent their fighting,
OBVERSE OF NORTHWEST MEDAL.
casion seemed to demand. Then besides the Police and the gallant 9th, we also had as defenders the “ Rocky Mountain Rangers," with Captain Jack Stuart at their head; and how these fellows longed for a scrimmage with a real live Indian instead of a clump of furze. When, after some good scouting work over the prairie, “ Captain Jack” telegraphed their exploits to Ottawa-thinking, of
course, they would immediately be sent to the scene of action, the reply came,
" You done well! keep on,”-it was somewhat damping to their pride and ardour. But if disappointing to The Rangers,” that telegram was “nuts ” to the Police, with whom it is a slang expression to this day, for when one of “the boys” is tempted to blow a bit, he is invariably greeted