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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDOl, ALT A. MONDAY, AUGUST 3, PAG I LOSS OF LIFE WILL REACH ONE HUNDRED Frank, Alta., Aug. special v.-iih seven hundred people just ar- riyor} af 3 o'clnck from Michel Wires are down to Fernie. i (From Herald V Special, Macleod Station, Alta., August Andrew Neidig's wife and children are safe and are coming dowu tonight. It is feared thfct miny were lost especially in the west end. where the flames spread go rapidly as to inskc' it slnicst iinpossiblc for a man to outrun the creeping, roaring fur. nace, with much leas chance remain ing for the women and children. It is impossible to make any accur- ate statement of the number of lives lost, but when the ruins have cooled down and "search for the unfortunate A fire slarted at Frank .begin the number "may 02 a nun was stopped. No wind blowing, died and ihe country will mourn the Fires at Coletnnn are reported. Re >'loss of many fathers, mothers, wives lief trains havo started from Macleod and Calgary. Michel, B. C., Aug. details of the news regarding the disaster at Fernie are being receiv ed here by fugitives from the strick- en city. The report from there last night is corroborated a thousandfold. Ten cottages of the Crow's Nest'Pass Coal Company and offices and the big new warehouse oL the Western Canada wholesale grocery company are all that- remains of the' prosper ous town of Fernie. 'Fanned by a wind like a cyclone the fire swept down the canyon to- wards the river. After reaching the river it spread like flash lightning to the yard and mill of the Elk River lumber company enveloping the en tire town in a sheet of flames, with- in a few minutes spreading across the river to the park and the- beautiful residential portion of the_tpwn. Blocks at a time the flames leaped towards the business section and con- tinuing destruction towards East Fer- ine and McDougall's mills. Within fifteen minutes the'entire town was a seething mass of flames. Many will ing hands responded to the call for help from the west and were driven ,_. back by The Tornado of Heil unable to render assistance to tht struggling mothers and babes in flight for their lives, only to be called and babies. Can't Get Names It-is impossible to even make the iaintest attempt to find the names of the present tinae, and il will perhaps be days before -.even a partial muny the hoiiieleBs oC Fernie on aeekintf ahelter tfith friends jn ot'uef cities. A wag re ceived here 'today to C. i1. R. men to sacrifie everything else in aid of the sirick.'n thousands, from the general manager of the C. P. K. Tim mayor of Medicine Hat wired this morning that a carload of flour would be dispatched at once for the r.-lief of suffering. Safe Now Luter: Michel is There is no wind, the fires surrounding the old town have burned out and could be. started again by a heavy wind only. A fierce fire is still raging near Sparwood and foik miles from here. At intervals tlie flames leaped up hiimlrpcls nf LseL. This in owing to the cedar. The fire is not making much progress. People have been .leaving all day. The majority by trains. Many have gone to Michel prairie. People Ltavs Michel A relief train was made up tonight consisting of fifteen box cars and Color, Flavor, Fragrance are the strong points of Daily Herald Market Place Wbei yov hive iiythiftf to sell to reit plicc it ii IbU coiaM. If you wait ai MM ifcic 25c Me -'LOST One brown horse branded on loft, thigh, Also one bay horse brand en left thigh. Suitable reward for information regarding same or return to Alex. Thorburne, Sundial. w391 be-obtainable. An Awful Wind :An idea of the force of the wind RAM LAL'S PURE TEA It's RICH, OLKAR COLOR, fresh FRAGRANCE and DE- T A I___i_ _ ntivtt umue ti iiO3i3 UL menus. oneyeif SCAVENGING Any person desiring a scavenger waggon or closets cleaned can have same done by leaving orders with E. P. Mee, c-o Police Station. 74-0 MOTICE All our ueounts an; over to a solicitor. If you wish IT IS PURE! may be gained an incident that occurred during the fire when it picked up a two story frame building seventy feet long taking it across several lots and dropping it in the middle of the main street. Many incidents of daring and heart rending, scenes of despair were wit- nessed during the rush to the cars to relief and safety. The town of Hosm.-r was apparently doomed, but owing to the gallant fight of the citizens and the shifting of the wind at the moment when the flames were_ reaching for the nearest buildings, the main part of the town was saved. SaU Shortly after the heavy .timber abovL' the Hosniir mines caught fire soon spreading to many of the com- pany's buildings. One man lost his life .here whose name could not be ascertained. Before any efforts could be made- the powder'magazine it was also in flames, -blowing up with a terrific explosion. INo one was injur_ their own homes and another part ed. Again the towrr was threatened of the city to save their own loved by destruction only for the prompt 'ones from the fiery fiend of destruc.! action of the officials of the company tion, rushing 'to' the only places of who ordered many buildings blown possible safety. At the C. P. R. and Great Northern depots, many heroic deeds were done to save the. of fleeing hu- manity, passengers, baggage' 'and freight cars were rushed to available places. Men, women and children had to be packed in the cars within the space of a few seconds.. Two thousand or' more were taken to Cranbrook by the C. P. R. and near.' ly Uwi many were taken below Fer-, nic to a tract of land burned over in former years and the clearing .af- forded a temporary place of safety. Cranbrook's Big hbart The city ol Cranbrook opened her arms to the fleeing sufferers and be- fore midnight mad3 up a trainload of provisions to send to those who Wt'-re unable to get farlfway from the destroyed town. FOR SEVEN WEEKS Thousands of" infanta die annually who could be saved- by the timely use of DR. FOTVLER'S EXTEACT or WILD STRAWBERRY. There can be no doubt about Sixty-three years experience has proved this sterling remedy to be the best for Diarrhoea. Dysentery, Colic, Cramps, Cholera Infantum, Cholera Morbus Sum- mer Complaint, and all bowel troubles in both children and adults. Many of the imitations sold are posi- lively dangerous, as tbey often check the diarrhoea too suddenly and cause inflammation. Always insist on the genuine DR, FOWLER'S. Sold at all medicine dealers at 35 cents a bottle. Mrs. A. B. De Marchand, Bath, N.B. writes "My baby was troubled with Diarrhoea for nearly seven weeks 1 tried three different doctors, but none ol could do her any good. I proud of. Macdonalct. Architect. ROOMS TO LET Furnished rooms with board, home cooking, meals 25c. at. Adam's Board ing House now run by llrs, Talbert. 196-ti .WANTED A com potent girl as housemaid and nurse. Good wages. Mrs. C. G. K. 197.0 WANTED Wanted immediately, a housemaid. Apply Mrs. C. G. KvNoursfi. 970 AND NOTICE Merchants desiring space in Agrl. Hall for advertising purposes during Ihe coming Fair are requested to nake formal application for same o ,V. H. Fairneld not latfr than sb j.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1908. 97-C tion is becoming niore critical every moment. Numberless fires were started on houses in the east end and ns often they were by watch ful men. Fires are raging on all sides of the town. At. present the most danger, is in the new town; spreading from .Sparwood are close to-the town. Hop- es are faint for the safety of the place for should it jump across the river it will be impossible to save the town.- Not alone the new town but the coal company's build ings and the old town will be doomed. General Superintendent Brownlee of the C. P. R. at Calgary arrived here at 21 o'clock with large repair gangs go- ing west at once to clear the track for trnins. Two hours later the eastbound Soo.Spokane Fiyer arriv- ed here over hours late with of fine large easy chairs to the fur- nishing of the sitting room down stairs. John is fast making this hos- CANDiDATE FOR GOVERNOR New York, Aug. S. Coler, president of the Borough of Brooklyn, I m Hanriiir.p. Hair, nf nnuse rynsishinos We have to raise hy the 12th of Angnst, and are discount on Carpet Squares and Rngs, Curtains Draperies: 15 per cent discount or, Fnrnitnre, Linoleums and Pictures. It's certainly lime to buy in these lines, especially you consider that every article in this store is 100 cents in the dollar. Don't procrastinate. Buy today. telry one of the beat in the West. J. Porter White's "Faust" in the Opera House on Tuesday night Among the visitors in. town last couple of days is Mr. "W. G Lynch, formerly manager of the Can- adian Bank of Commerce here, bnt now in charge of the Macleod branch of the same institution. Miss Wright of arriv- ed in town Thursday, and went out to join the crowd of csrnpers at Ke! iy's camp. Mr. Christie Matheson of the Un- ion Bank staff, returned Thursrlay from his vacation. Mr. W. J. Breckenridge, one of our jewellers, will move in a few days from .his present stand to the store on the corner of Main street and Chrialie avenue. Contractor Hinton has been at work on this building lately and has remodelled it -till it numbers as one of ihe best in town. lodgn K. of P.'s announced today that he is a can- Democratic nomination LIVERY BARN TO EXCHANGE FOR Livery barn on Rcgina-Prince Al- bert brr'ich of C. N.. Rv. with room for iGO head horses, in ..ve town of 700 population, good school, coun- [try well settled. Will take stock for [part or full payment. For particu- llars see FORD TYLER Lethbridge Hotel, Lethbridge. didate for for governor thi.s fa31. Mr. Coler said: "I propos.' to make a fight in every assembly district in this county at the primary for delegates for my nomination for -governor." House W. R. BROWN painter. hanger, wood finwhCT, etc. Car.-iagi Painting a Specialty Phone 124 52 Argyle T... iti pill ir. Furniture Co. iocs! mcign ot ot ivs arc delighted to receive continuation ot the report thai the first pilgrimage of the newly instituted Temple of D. O. K. K.'s will tw to Pincher This is 1o take place Somo of our athletes have beon dis cussing in an informal way. the get- ting tip of a day of sports for Al berta. This. 1o the mind of the Hor_ aid's correspondent is nn excellent idea and some dofinite move should [at once.be made in this direction. I There is no need to confine it to Al- berta Day or any other recognized i public holiday because many people who seldr.ni gt holidays, have the'ir The Uterta sou Irrigathin Company Is now offering for sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THE MARKET lots MH of tie Railroad and West of Westminster 3d. FROM ft EACH s i FOR One new rango, one b.droom set of drawers, one bed, cheap. J. W. Parkinson. 310 Smith St. 97 G FOR SALE The contents of a good boarding house for sale, close in. Apply to Box 8, Herald Office. 97-G ROOMS TO RENT Rooms to rOnt. Apply corner of SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN NORTH- WEST HOMESTEAD REGU- LATIONS Any even uumberea section of Do minion lands in Manitoba, Saskatch- ewan and Alberta, excepting 8 and 2G, not reserved, may be homestead- ed by any person who is the sole head of a family, or any male, over 18 years of age, to the extent of one-quarter section of IGO acres more or less. for encry must be made in person- by ihe applicant at a Do- -minion Lands Agency or Sub-Agency in which the land is fvij proxy may, how ver be made ai MI- Agency on certain onditions by the father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister of an in- ending horiestender. The homesteader is required to per- orm the homestead duties under one of the following plans: (1) At six months' residence upon and cultivation of the land in Glvn and Ford. 197.G FOR EXCHANGE Would exchange sonic good lots in the city of Winnipeg as part payment on a house in this city or a few acn-s close in. Apply to W. L. Wil- son, corner Glyn and'Ford Sts. 97-6 Typewriters f FOR SALE have tlie agency for 4 4 4 4 4 4 each year for three years. (2) A homesteader may, if he so desires, perform the required resi- dence duties by living 'arming land owned solely him, tint Ijsa than eighty (80) acies in extent, ia the vicinity of his homestead. Joint ownership of land will not meet this requirement. (3) If the father (or mother, if tht father is deceased) of a Homesteader has permanent residence on fanning bind owned solely by him, not less than eighty (80) acres in extent, in tlie vicinity of the homestead, or up- Also a few Acre Lots East of W TERMS EASY OmMhinl one-third 0 months, balance 12 months. Interest 6 jxir cent, per annum Monarch Visible One of the best of the machines on the market. We have machines for rent at pt-r month. If in either the purchase or rental of a thoroughly good machine, call ar.d try thorn at on a homestead entered foi by him in j the licinity. homesteader perform" his own residence duties by living with Mie father (or (4) The term "vicinity" in the two proceeding paragraphs is "denned as meaning not more than nine miles in a direct line, exclusive of the width of road allowiincea crossed in the measurement. 1 (.5) A homesteaQLT to J j perform his residence duties in ac- cordance with the above living with parents or on farming land own- notify the Agcst z 7 wte uJavrurs v. 4 4 liilnf id Irrigitai Co (Hid Uttbriify, Jewelry Store Six months' notice fh writing must be given to the Commissioner of Do- minion Lands at Ottawa, of intention to apply for patont. W. W. CORT, Deputy of the Minister of the j Interior. publication ol this advertisement will not be paid (or. KMOTHER! BIG SNAP FINE HALF SECTION BETWEEN STIRLING AND NEW DAYTON, PER ACRE. YOU Co-p'f IpQQ fHan 5s 1 SiO tn t W W Ci-AAV VAJklLlCL 4.JLAVA.JIA f See Bros. Ott Block Lethbridge ;