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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta FK3T JOB runrmc AT THE H Bargains in ice Creaai frBEzers qt Wonder 4 J 8 10 4 4 Blizzard 3.25 6 O AA 5.50 I 700 _ FERNIE FROM THE EARTH (ttontinuwi front Front Page) wire through tin.1 bunk-il disU'irl ami westbouuci gers are due.here ut six a.us. tomorrow. The teitfgruifiiit. coinmmuc-atiim has been, maintained at Craubrook but is :..i.. 'Pi-.o (Wmiretl dis- UUVC'i 111 111 VC-t. J. imvj. tiict runs front and including Fmiie, east through puss and an earnest appeal for help has sent out by r The McKcown-Hick Hardware Coy. 4 f Successors to Brodie SuSc-rd J and Hick Wakfily J t PHONE 25 p.c. Discount -OFF- BASEBALL GOODS CKICKET SUPPLIES TENNIS RACQUETS LACROSSE STICKS nORtuTSOH'S BOOH STORE .IstiocrlEStaf yaicn Back .Phone 261 ISO Shaves 25c i With Johnson's Shaving Cream The final perfection for comfortable and clean shaving. Makes a creamy non-drying lather superior to soaps, soothing and antiseptic. No rubbing in Just lather well with brush and go ahead. No waste, the last portion as good as the first and just as easy to use. tlberta Drug and Book Co. i; Prescription Specialists j I. I. IIPLEY, Mgr. LETSHIKE J I Cigars I! J Imported Clear Havauas Domestics i Smoking Tobacco J Sealed Tins I J T J Pouches Plug J j J All Goods New and Fresh J j I'R. W. Wallace j t The Smoker's Headquarters Tar and PAPER Poor Paper is worst: tlian no Paper v brand will give you satisfaction TRY IT Rogers-Cyniiingliani lumber Co, ltd, Phones 23 and I'2H Main Yard North of Track Office RedpalhSlWesl I UU' uuiVGi Gi Uiiu. i> IS "V should know as help is badly neeut-ii'at once. Victoria, B. C., Aug. McUrule today re- ceived a despatch from the government agent at Fernie staling that five thousand people are homeless nearby as a result of the conflagration yesterday. Premier Ale- Bride has telegraphed to the government agent at Cnm- brook a'rid other instructing them to do all in their power to relieve suffering. Flyer Reaches Lethbrtdgt The Spokane flyer from the west'due here at 0 o'clock yesterday morning reached here at nine last night. The ii-aiii cunie through Ferine, the li.'lko being intact. The Great Northern line from-Fernie to Michel is iiupiissi- hie as all the bridges have beau wiped out. Corpses Along Track Herald reporters interviewed the train officials and learned some additional facts.. The fire if appears started .four miles west, of Fernie and inside of ;an hour'Fernie was ablaze. It is estimated that the loss of life in the woods and Fernie will reach hundred. A number of corpses are to be seen along tue track between Fernie and Hosnier. Feruie is totally destroyed and it is a mystery how ino'st of the people escaped. .People escaped with their clothes-only and little barefooted children were run- ning about trying to get out nf reach of the flying enibefS. Aid from tsidc Points The C. P. II. is doing; ;j.il in its power to rescue thosr- in danger. Macleod and Calgary hitve sent cars of provisions. A crowd of people forced a yard conductor to take ten box cars filled with peopif; to Hosnier. Cnxiibrobk sent ten c-ars of provisions. The C. P. Ii. reports that is asking for relief. The town is in danger of destruction. Heartrending Scenes Air. Norton, of Spokane, who came through Fernie to- day, told the Herald that the scene's in that city were most heart-rending. He BJi.ys that twenty or thirty buildings are all that are left in the entire city. Everything was ablaze in half an hour and practically all the city was wiped out in two hours. Twenty or Thirty Hindoos working in a. saw mill were seen lying dead near the ruins of the mill. Horses, wiUi hair all burned off, were lying dead in water. Many families are separated. People in Coke Ovens The new coke ovens at Hosmer are being filled with people from that town and Fernie. The fire is raging as far as the eye can reach. In Fernie groups of people are to be seen huddled to- gether. Some have their clothing burned, hair and eye- lashes scorched. A new track had to be laid at Fernie to get the Flyer through. 150 box cars were burned at Fernie. Cranbrook in Danger Craubrook was threateneu with destruction for.two days. All that saved that town was the fact that the wind changed. Mr. Norton says that he saw one man with in his hand, all he had left in the world, who was worth ;i few hours before. The people at Michel. are frantic and are fighting hard to save that town. Terrible Wind The fire travelled at the rate of twelve miles an hour. A terrific wind was blowing. One Vlock was turned broad- side by tiie wind. The first building :destroyed at- Fernie was the brewery. As Bad as Frisco Mr. AV. A. college graduate of Washington, who came through on the Flyer, states that the scene throxighout the 'burned district in the Pass is most ;appalling, and only may be with the great San Francisco disaster of a few years ago. says Jhe sight is a most, pitiable one. riiildrpn were, crying for their parents who wore lost from them and parents were searching mndly for their little linos. in the wild rush for the trains four children were hustled together'ami put on and twenty-four hours later had not seen their parents. Dead on the Track Two men were iwmd ;il 01 sen said Mr. Link- They were lying on the track and apparently had been surrounded by the tire nnd then suffocated. Twenty- I'mir ii -n and two women, is it stated, were in a lumber camp outside of Fernie and hove not been heard from and the gravest fears are felt for their safety. At least two huiidiru lumber men have met death throughout the. district..it is thought. It is estimated that between ten and fifteen people, belonging to Fernie, have lost their lives, mostly children, who have succutubud to the effects of the terrible fire. The country is devestated wherever the. fire visited. One thousand people of Fernie 5pent the night on. a, switch back. In Fernie there is nothing left but a cluster of houses, the lumber company's oihce and a general store. The houses which escaped, be- taUtfcftrUgr to -i. NELSON 6r GO W Make their bow to iociay ana I respectfully ask for the patronage .of the people-of the city and district. We carry. nothing but the highest grades of Boots and i Shoes Give (7s a Call Humbiotjjinsmittiing Heating Co P.O. Box 41 r Phone. 266 1 buy 5000 Shares Diamond Coal at 50c rWill a few Lethbridgc Browing Shareg at I j ALBERT E. 1VES Saei 2, ffiijer tod i. ESTABLISHED 1864 Merchants Bank of Canada HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL Paid-up Keeerve and Undivided Profits......... v BOARD OF Sir fl, Montagu Allan President DIRECTORS Jonathan Hodgson, Esq. Yicer President C. R. Hosmer, Esq., Thos. Long, Esq., C. F.. Smith, Esq. Hugh A. Allan, Esq., C. M. Haj s, Alex. F. Orr Lewis, Esq. E. F. Hebden ____ General Manager The Bank has 119 branches "and. agencies distributed throughout Canada. New York Agency, 03 and 65 WalTSt. SAYINGS BANK ACCOUNTS invited, and specialatten- tion is paid to small deposits. Interest at 3 per cent, per annum, compounded four limes a year. Money Orders and Letters of Credit, payable in any part of the world, at current LETHBBIDGE E. W. McMULLEN, PHONE -14-T Mrs. of Crauorook, B. C., is visiting Mrs. Davies, Cutbill St. Rev. A. A. Lytle, pastor of West- minster Church will preach at Wes- ley Church tomorrow. The morning subject -will be "Social Purity" and the evening topic "The Open Door for the Social Evils of Lethbridge." Strangers always welcomed. CARD OF THANKS ilr. Jesso B_. wishes to ex- press his deep gratitude to the num crous friends who showed so much kindness to his' late lamented wife luring her illness and since her. do- cease. He is especially grateful to the matron and nurses of the Gait Hospital who' were so Itimi and at- tentive to Mrs. -Walker' during, her illness. MAGYAR.ANGOL ES ANGOL.MAGYAR 196.3 OUR CARLOAD OF IS ON THE TRACK IT MUST BE SOLD QUICKLY Come Early and Secure What Yon Want Wholesale Retail THE GOOD CO. Phone 9S. Itie Coaldale Restaurant Is the place to get a good Square Meal. Everything new and clean. Columbia Restiynit's Old Stand Coaldale Block. Short Orders at all Hours A PR I We for the best Loaf of Home Made Bread made from Our Best Flour And entered at the Lethbridge Fair I Second...............___.....200 Third............................ 1.00 Your Grocer Sells It I Ellison Milliny Elevator Co, Ltd, G. W. GREEN, Manager vent Why Pay F I Can Sell You a House in any part of the city at rea- sonable figures and on terms, or Lots to Build On, the cheapest in the city, on good terms and in any location. L. S. RjPLEY Rdcm 5, Whitney Block II ICE CREAM Soft Dritks _ Frik ud Snccessor toG-. W. H. Kt- Phone' 21 1 A.L. Roy P.O. Boi 82 longed to the Lumber Co., and Avere saved because of the city park whirl! was between them and the fire. A Hurricane Blowing A hurricane was blowing and it looked as if nothing could suYe 'tn> towns tii: t.hn of the fire. The coke .ovt'iis which hare latelyi-hcen built Ho.smcr and which ,bave not yet been utilized for the. protection of hundreds of the destitute, Mr. Linklater further stated that nothing could five TTrvemov Afj'Miol fr> nvocorif Of the railways the-Great Xorthorn is the greatest loser, hav- ing lost numerous large bridges and much rolling stock. All thf railway running through that part of the country lost heavily in cars and utilities of the road. The C. P. Ti. will have little difficulty in repairing their damages and will not likely be inconvenienced to any great extent in re- gard to their service. The C. P. R. Calgary sleeper was burned. J-- Watch Tomorrow's Herald The Daily Tterald has a representative on the scene ;it T'Vniie ami tonight's issue will have ii complete report of the disaster from his pen, provided of course that there is telegraphic connection." In addition the Herald will be able to supply its readers with the news service of the As- sociated Press anfTcorrespondence from our correspondent at. Michel. Of every variety always in stock. Call and see our goods and get oar prices McKENZIE ROY Redpath St, Lethbridge, Alta. Phone 204 SITUATION .WANTED Steady, experienced business man, like work aa trav. filing salesman or in any line in or out of (own. Address Q., Horald office. 96_l SITUATION WANTED Boy fifteen would-like .work in business house or hotel. Address Box X., Herald Office. 961 FOR SALE OR RENT We have the agency for the Monarch Visible One of thcbestof the good machines on the market. We have machines for rent at -14.50 per month. If interested in either the purchase or rental of a thoroughly good machine, call and try them at Wright's Jewelry Store i; The City Band's programme on tUe square last evening was a long ariS varied one, and was greatly enjoyed by tiie large crowd present. The band can now put up a concert ahead anything in Southern Alberta, hav- ing upwards of 250 marches, selec- tions, overtures, etc., in its reper- toire. COOL CLOTHING! ASK FOR. SANFORD'S I OUT! KG SL; I and infancy flannels and fancy homespuns.. Coat single or doxiblc breasted. WHITE DUCK sisting of-coat and pants, or sold separately. LOSiRE eooK knd comfortable: .'Made of: grey, black or OUTING of striped grey flannel verv comfortable. I E. SANFORD MANUFACTURING CO. Limited HAMILTON. ONT. WINNIPEG', I A weligroomM business'man is his own best advertisement. If yooare looking fora situation, irin it -with a spmced r.p appearance. We flo the trick for you: Smtsand Soiled Snits Cleaned and Pressed to look like new. FKone 275 MARR JOHKSTONx MUKRAL JWTE Mh CaM ftr ari ;