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302   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

Irishman from Ontario, Thomas Scott. He offended Riel, and, after a form of trial, was brutally shot. The news of this crime roused a storm of indignation in Canada.

HOMD GUARD AT ECCLES HILL WATCHING FOR THL FLNIANS.

Bishop   A few days after Scott's death, Bishop

Tache. Tache, the Roman Catholic bishop of St. Boniface, who had been attending the Council at Rome, returned to his diocese at the urgent request of the Dominion government, in the hope that his influence might help to restore peace. He was authorized to offer a free pardon to all tvho would lay down their arms. It took weeks to communicate with the government at

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