Academic journal article Alberta History

Horse Thieves?

Academic journal article Alberta History

Horse Thieves?

Article excerpt

"What might have been" is serious to contemplate. A few days ago a couple of members of the Ladies Aid of a prominent city church and a young clergyman, with whom they were driving, were on the verge of apprehension for horse stealing. They drove down to witness the sports at the Calgary Indian Industrial School. The horse was unhitched and allowed to wander away, and when wanted for the return journey, could not be found.

The young clergyman, who is a recent arrival, was not the least discouraged by this unseemly conduct on the part of the cayuse. Having no doubt read of the plentitude of horseflesh in the Wild West, he proceeded to gather in another nag, without regard for the severe penalties for this class of amusement. He attached the misappropriated animal to the vehicle and drove up to the school with the most serene assurance, to receive the fair passengers. They, not being very well versed in all the shades of pintos, brindles, buckskins, and walleyes, did not notice the difference, so climbed into the buckboard with the sky pilot and drove off. …

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