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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VI Hu e Herald VOL. I I 908. NO GRASSY LAKE AGAINST THE CHINKS PRAIRIE FIRE AT GRASSY LAKE Celestials Reported To Have Been Driven Out of The Town (Special to the Herald.) Tuber, Aug. Report Is current tiiat Alar Toy (u. Chiimmun) of Grassy Lake, received a cool recep- tion from the citteeus. of that place recently. Slttr Toy, it is claimed, is the first and only resident of that town from the Flowery Kingdom, and for some reason not yet divulged, the cltlztns are desirous of getting rid of him. Toy claims that some of tho citi zens entered his place of business destroyed his property, .and disc-hart, firenrms. He therefore etuiie to Kins of that town for destruction to property. Coal Oil Lamp Upset and The Fire is Still Taber, Aug. Mason, of uff iv. ix." rv. UL, j.. urrrvou Bow Island this afternoon on the lo- cal. He brings in the intelligence that a disastrous prairie fire is rag- ing southwest of tiiat place. It started on the 5th inst. and is supposed to have originated by a man overturning an oil lamp upon the prairie. It is still raging. HANDED OVEF5 MONEY Toronto, Aug. Mrs. Leslie, wife of Col. J. K, Leslie, today over to the city treasurer to cover the .shortage in the accounts of TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SELKIRK, MAN. SIX PASSENGERS AND TWO OF A CREW LOSE THEIR LIVES IN A FIRE WHICH DES- TROYED THE LAKE WINNIPEG STEAMER PREMIER SPOKANE FREIGHT IS IN THE DITCH husband, lute treasurer Industrial exhibition. of the LITTLE DAMAGE DONE Heavy Storms Throughout District Did not Harm Crops As far as th' Herald can learn, whatever hail, accompanied the thunderstorms yesterday afternoon and evening, did little damage to the crops. At Macleocl a heavy storm broke ov.r the town in th? afternoon and business portion. Jfr: Livingstone oi the Chronicle, in conversation with the Herald last night, said he had made inquiries up the C P. R. line as far as High Eiver arid found that the hail had not struck thos i points at all. The hail seemed to be local and us force on Macleod-town. Tli o. Brandl y, of Stirling, inform- ed the" Herald this morning that thv-re was a iall of hail th r.> jast night. Tt .tov.chfid- of land but ii-jui all .that .he could (hunag very" slight: JJ. Whiio drove Bow- vile 1 during the night. Unsays.there a heavy rain but no hail f-11 at all. ELEVATORS AT TABER (Special to the HeraldJ nrli-f.U tllx: C. I', it- track in length, preparatory to the erection of at least two grain elevators there in the near future. Winnipeg, Aug. steamer Premier, Capt. Stevens, of Selkirk, was burned to the water's edge at Warren's Landing on Lake.Winnipeg Thursday morning. Six of the pas- sengers and two of crew failed l.o make their t-tcape and were burn- ed to death. The docks, freezers and several buildings in the imm diate t'icinity also burned. The fire started in the hold of the boat n'or the engin: room and gained such rapid headway that escape was cut off for many thos_' aboard. The loss is roughly at only partially insur, d. The doad are: Lt.ine Coutura. of Selkirk. of Simla..Man. Miss ?.fnry Povah, of Winnipeg. Kl.ju'-i son of T. J. Jones, manager Co., Selkirk. Osl r Ov.rton, Selkirk. Leonard Freyor, Selkirk. They were all passeng'-rv. Gus Weil, of St. Bonifw, cook. thi: tug which had taken off as many of the passengers as possible, had been forced to back away from the Norman Smith, of assist.' st side to escape catching fir.'. Men on the tug called frantically to the woman to jump into the water iint cook. Injured Mrs. Moaner" of Norway House, j and after some hesitation she climbed burned on urm. Miss Isbister, back injured by jumping overboard. The Premier left St-lkirk for the Lord Strathcona Makes a Fine Gift To the Fernie Fire Sufferers Busy Building a New City A Bank Has Opened McFARLAND WON Los Angeles, :Cal.r Aug. McFarland won last night from Phil Brook in the seventh round. There was no knock .out. Referee Eyton seoppul the fight and gave the de- cision to MeFarland when Brook was in the last stages of distress, having ben beaten through the topes and chused across the ring with a rain of blows on his bl-eding face. Fernie, B C., Aug. a scorching sun the ceaseless of rebuilding the city has gon> on day by day and tin- resuH has been mar- velous. Tonight for th_- first time since the disaster, many will sleep under. roof _ugain. Particular attention., his, be n devoted to the sanitary arrange- ments aad large bath houses, will be ted by tomorrow when all will b? compelled ro perform a-scientific ablution whether thfcy appreciate the process or not. Lumb'-r and supplies have been owning' in all day, and very .little work has been delayed for lack of mat rials. The Bank of Hamilton up in their new premises to- day and the Horn? Bank and Bank o Commi-rco hope to be in a position N01 TO BLAME ;elegram from Lord Strathcona who sailed today for England by the Em_ of Britain instructing it to do- nate on hi.-; account 'the sum of for !the relief of the ferers. Fernie fire suf- Ottawa, Aug. mier Deakin, of .the-Auslniilian commonwealth, has cubled Sir Wilfrid Lauritr expressing his sincere sympathy in the groat; Ions. life i'nd property in the Fer_ (ire. The Herald's -Fernie Relief Fund ftorth Monday at 11 pVm. with a crew and passenger list of 38. She reached Warren's Landing" Wednesday ing and unloaded her' curgo during the morning. Iii the- afternoon, Cap- tain Stevens thr return car- go, which worth of furs. All was to sail Thursday morning. A{ ten o'clock in the morning 612" brokn out in the hold near the, boilers and before an alarm could be" sounded had cut off escape by the main. CDinpanionway. There were about 35-.-sleoping on board and th.-se were cui. off b.f-ore they had time to dress. "A got away by the gangplank hut others were forced to jump into tin- tug Idell alongside. Little is known as to how the vic- tims of the tragedy mtt th -ir deaths. It is supposed, however.thai they were cut off in.the cabin and either burned to death or smotlu red befors ihe flames reached them. Bolore the steamer could be cut.adrift and shov- ed into thi lake the flames driven by a heavy wind caught thu docks and in the absence of fire fighting applianc- es it was but a few in mutes before the boat was completely destroyed. The trading post and houses of the settlement were saved and the tug Idell had a narrow .escape. The first word of the tragedy reached Selkirk last night by the steamer Wolverine, which brought down .the surviving passengers and the ercrr of the: hum. .-d steamer, Premier. Jones, Overton and Greyer three boys who were on a holiday trip as was also Povah, of Win- lipeg. The Premier was the properU of the Dominion Fish Co., of Selkirk plying on Lake Winnipeg between Selkirk and Warren's Landing, which j th i rail and sprang out. Her feet slipped, however, and she struck the side of the boat.' Rebounding, she again struck the rail of the tug and was picked up unconscious. Carefu work on the part of the local phy- sician, howevr, restored her and shf will soon be as well as ever. Mrs. Messer, matron of the mis sion at Norway House who also was one of the passengers narrowly es ciiped as the result her fruniii- at tempts to save her clothing. She to be removed from the stat room practically by main force anc was severely burned. Accident on the Crow's Nest Branch of the C.P.R. at Lundbreck FAITH IN LAWS NOT VERY The Spokane freight, extra 1464, is n th.; ditch at Lundbreck. It left last evening at G.20 with Con- ductor Tiffin in charge, engineer Gil. cspie, and brakesmen Connor and Maclntyre, being the crew. At Lund. for cause unknown at this end the train was and it apparently is a bad accident as the pasesnger trains have been set back so far on their time that they practically cancelled. The wreck caused all the wires to go down so that no particulars can reach thie point. No orders have been received here 'for a wrecking train and crew. Anglican Synod Expresses its Views on the Temperance Question GRAFTING IN OLD LONDON London, Aug. municipal officers of Mile End parish charged with grafting were convicted last night after a trial lasting two months. In both cases the amount involved small, but the cas> excited the greatest interest because such charges are unusual in England. Thirty law- yers were engaged and the cost of the trial is t-stimated at Engineers Are In Sympathy With C. P. R. Mechanics in Their Strike, Say Local Men No Change In Situation to reopen tomorrow, siill burning fiercely Plenty of Water to Supply the Ditches in the City A good people seem to have the impr ssion, in spite of the lengthy explanations given in the Herald, th-it the tho irrigation water not in tint city is because Com- pany is not supplying the There is an of water where it is possible to carry it as the state of the good tim- ber. There is no hop of extinguish- ing it unless th >re aro heavy rains but from present indications there is in sight.. All the offices in connection with th" relief work have been "o she schr.ol premises and are con. vjuifcntly situated. No further cas- ualties hav.- been reported but it h impossible to make a thorough and search yet. The G. N. R. is blsinly ongag-.d in replacing the big bridgo across the Klk and repairing their road- way and th> C. P. R. have completed the new station, freight sheds and have mane good progress on. their roadway. Everything is still running smoothly, and the same cheerful and confident feeling r.mains. Rosslnnd, B. C., Aug. The sum of is the amount col- lected by thfi finance committee for bciuifit o! th Fernie fire sufferers and there is moro to cerise. Tn ad- dition nearly thirty boxes and still needs ov r two hundred dollars to roach the mark aimed at. Let every person, who has not contribut- ed, do so right away so that the fund can. be closed early in the week. Had it not b en threatening rain last night thsre would have been a much larger crowd on the square a1 the Band Concert. The Citizens' Band only, turned out and the music was enjoyed by the crowd. Tha bane is improving every week. They were repeatedly applauded last night. The plan to have the proceeds go toward the Fernie R' lief fund which was proposed by Conductor Harper to be a good one. In spite of fact that it arranged hurried- ly it met with splendid results. The proceeds amounted to Much credit ior this is due to the efforts of those who had charge of the con- tribution boxes. There's nothing the matter with the 0. W. K-rr Co.'s party of laud- se k rs who wore in the city yester- day. They helped on the work of the evening in no small measure. Fifiy or sixty eamo over in a body from the professional bull garni.- and joining hands surrounded the Band stand.. Th n they cheered lustily for the Lothbdflge Band. They then Winnipeg, Aug. C. P. R. not seem trike seems to have already takeu point. to have reached this on an appearance of settlement and monotony. Neither at the strike A deputation of representatives of the Federated'Trades-'of the railway headquarters nor at the offices of the came to the Herald office this company was there any excitement morning arid made an emphatic pro- Calgalry, August temperance committee in its report to the An- glican Synod, expressed as firmly cl the opinion that laws passed in aid of temperance, which are contrary to the desires and inclinations of the community cannot be other than ob- jectionable. The true solution of this problem lies not in laws of parliament, but in the personal efforts of men and women. Attention was drawn to the present measures dealing with this subje.ct, some of which were: That no wholesale license will be granted to a place with less than inhabitants. No hotel license will be granted to i place with less than 40 dwellings. No licensed building may stand icarer than 200 yards to any church, ichool or college. No person under 21 years of age .nay be supplied with liquor or al- lowed to loiter about a bar. These the committee considered to be generally beneficial. The synod was referred to the re- port of the general synod on temper, mce legislation in Norway and Swed- en, which shows that the system em-- ployed there has had the effect of in- creasing drunkenness, and there is to doubt that prohibition brings many evils in its train. The system in vogue in Denmark A'as referred to, and it was shown 'iow great the success of the cafes inaugurated had been. These cafes sell light beer and other drinks, hot and cold, while billiards and games may be indulged in. The light b er provided has special- ly prepared by arrangement with ihe brewers, whereby it is non-intoxicat- this morning. There- against the statements published working around the shops and in the yesterday regarding the strike under is at the extreme northerly end o the lake. Looting by the Indians was one o the incidents following the catastro phe. The Indians, although even man's help was needed, fie to the woods at the first cry of fir for the most part. Later, when th stock from the little store owned b the Fish Company was freely placed' at the disposal of the passengers who had lost everything, the Indians re- turned and corralled everything in sight. The escape of Miss Isbister, a nurse of Selkirk, who was bringing two niec eshome, was ona of thet most thrilling. Miss Isbister was on the outsea s'ide of the vessel and in try_ iing to assist her nieces she was de- ayed in getting away. She finally rushed to thi rail only to find thlat of clothing have gone forward. formed into a double- line and escort- ed Chas. Westky, who had chargj of one of the boxes through the crowd. _. -D J0f cours: they finished up by doing Montreal. Aug. Royal Trust company, this aft-nv-n, received a (Continued on Back Page.) BROKE INTO Fme Crops in Bowville District round house thftre were enough men on hand to get the locomotives out on the departing trains. In the coach yards the cleaners were at work and with, the exception of the groups of pickets scattered ar- ound the company's premises, there was nothing to indicate that a strike was in progress. All oi the men reported at lu-u' quarters this morning and a mass meeting was held in which a number of speakers addressed them. Their speeches were in English, German and Russian, all of which were along tho line inducing the men to stick to their guns. At this meet- ing as at various headquarters, at Trades Hall, careful guards were kept to see that none of the details of the proceedings escaped. J. II. this morning stat- ed that there had boon no instruc- j tious on the part of the men toward j approaching the company with a pro posal of settlement. Neither hnd there been any suggestion from the IAND1DATES1N SASKATCHEWAN company that such a suggestion would bo entertained. He said that the union had received no word of the coming of any strike breakers, and he not know whether the company was proposing to fill the places' of the local men who have gone. out. the heading "An Engineer's Opinion" They refute the statement that the engineers are not in sympathy with the strikers as they know they are. They also denied the statement that IIHJS public are not in sympathy with the strike. They" claim that in the east they have the sympathy of the general public. Montreal, Aug. is little or no change in the strike of the C. P. R. mechanics to be reported to- day. The most important feature was the statement that already a number of men, especially the men who have repented their action have gone back to work. The Angus shops were bcseiged today by men in search of work but in most cases 1 they were unskilled workmen and ioi these there are no openings. Both sides to the struggle seem to hold to the fight. It is said that the C. P. R. has received numerous offers from mechanics from employment ag- encies and that they expect to be able to keep business going with lit- ing and free of duty. These caf s been entirely self snppo'riing, '.nd as a result of this system, while the rates of beer hav> increased, tha of spirits has decreased 7. ry considerably. Personal instruction of individuals, and healthy have teen useful in furthering the cause, but '.he real power which enable men to scape the temptation of life is the lower of God, without this all efforts ire unavailing. The r port was read by Canon 1'Easum, and was received with loud ipplause and unanimously adopted, and is to be printed in the annals of the synod. Full List of the Nominations Made in Sister Province Yesterday There is nothing doing in the local strike situation. The roundhouse is still supplying the locomotives re- quired. N'o more -Taps have arrived and the officials are doing multitud- inous duties. There is a report that the Japs have received instructions from their chief Mikado in Vancouve not to do any work in the shops hu C. N. R. WRECKED Aug. C. N. R. F.mvonton Kxpress which p oppress mossc-npor and J. A. FoMe. of Edmonton, mail o.V.Tk. wore badly injured, the latter having his be broken. None the passengers were injured. Thieves Procure Money crritin trict., fifty miics north oi Goods at Burdette, Alberta. (Special to the Herald.) Taber. Aug. Mason states that tho mercantile house of r. lloaglin. at Burdet, wns bjo-seu into last night by thieves who broke W. .1. Bell, of Bowville. in th city To the Herald he re- that dis- the city. wore in fine condition, despite the prolongs warm spell. The winter j wheat, was almost nil cut. and thresh ing woislci commence in a few Spring wheat was a good crop and cutting would commence next week. Barley was fair crop and cutting Barley was a fair crop and oats, while wore well fillc-L The farmers are very well pleased and ex- pect a splendid return from the crops Retina, Sask.. Aug. tions were hv-1'5 throughout the pro- vince of Saskatchewan today. the elections taking place one week from Following arc the nomina- tions made. There arc forty con- stituencies and indications are that there ivill bi> for each seat. The names an- in order, constituency Government candidate Opposi- tion candidate Arm Kivvr, Scolt, B. -I. Bott P. Stewart, F. Mc- Ixllan. the order, if such is thu case, doc DARK AS NIGHT ALL DAY LONG ie or no interruption at-headquar- .ers. The opinion of the company officials is practically .that the strike s as good as over. Regarding the strike of the round house men it is said that, their places have been fill- ed so easily that the trains have been running on schedule as usual. Other employees of the company have stepped into the places vacated by the strikers. At the Angus shops it is stated that tho work has not been seriously affected, especially in the car depart- ment where several of the depart- ments are running as though nothing had happened and in every depart- ment thoro are men to J- Peculiar Phenomenon Dis- covereS in Washington State the plant running. On the Market Buying Wool open the money drawer mul took what cash was in sight, toft-ether with over a hundred dollars worth of goods. Canora, -T. son. Dick Turcottc. Kstcvan Francis. Mahn. Kanloy. Robertson. John Hon. A. Turgcrm, A, Oo. Bell. IT- Yardloy. ,1. .1. Stevenson, Dr. THRESHING WILL START ON MONDAY Tho Ixithhridgrt Co. tl.e market buying wool and