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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta AUGUST 1918 TUB LEI HUMIDOR DAILT HERALB THAT SONINLAW OF PAS aj By Wellington Hi IT UKE TH IT BWhEJ HflRD FER UKt HE V fffT ALONG Reducing the Grade Over the Frank Slide When you hear a railwayman on this division talking about navigating tho Dardanelles you naturally won der what hes talking But whan he explains that It is the way he and his brother railroaders describe the trip through the Frank you do not wonder so much about es pecially If you have been Over that particular piece of the Crows Nest the saying is to lose its for piloting a hog through the Frank slide is beginning to IOHO its U is something like the lion Readers of Thu Herald will prob ably remember a story apearing in this paper a year ago last April tell ing of tho attack being made on the terror of air trainmen In thispart of tho Frank for fifteen years had been the night mare of everybody from the brakle to the When the Turtle Mountain away back about the begin ning of the century to go on the ram it picked a nasty place to scat ter its all ovnr thf railway track for a mile of its completely obliterating con struction engineers looked at the mess and decided thatthe shortest way was the with the result that the obliterated tiack was replaced by a track right over the middle of tho The result was a two and one lialf per grade and the cause for much profanity on the part of the trainmen whose duty it was to pilot heavy freight trains over the unwel come That was when the phrase navigating the Dardanelles came into and expressive as It it was none too much Tortuous For years the tortuous grade at the Frank lide was the aontrolling grade on the Crow Line between Lethbridge rmd the Heavy freights had to be split to navigate Even the pas senger trains had to run for and in the days of the SooSpokane flier it was the custom to refuse to stop the train in tho Pass until the Slide had Keen safely Cotterell Tackled WUeu Cotterpll took charge of Ilie Lethbrldge he looked at the Slide and then at operation costs fpr the Crow and 3 ijeoidud to tackle a problem which had stared railroaders In the face for 35 Ho turned a steam shovel loose in the gigantic pile of and tf REPLIES Have been received for ihe following box numbers and arc waiting to be called Machinery and Tractor Repairs OF ALL KINDS Cylinders rebored and refitted with new dears and grates for all popular makes of Kischel of the Lethbridge Iron though ft seemed a travesty on all en gineering experience to expect the steam shovel did the The rock along side the track was loaded shipped away and and the grade over the Slide commenced to come MacKintosh Finished i Then Superintendent whoso chosen profession is engineer came and he continued the good work with the result that this spring the grade had been reduced to its possible about one and onehalf per and it is no longer the controlling grade on the route from Lethbridge to the A glance at the accompanying cut will show what has been accom The line is about eight feet above the present1 This feet reduction re presents just the difference between the easy handling of big freight trains and very expensive But the local superintendent isnt finished The grade Is now down to its proper but the tortuous curves are still So the old steam shovel is to be kept busy until the line through the Slide is straightened and when the time comes when the Leth bridgeWeyburn line is connected and the begins to route wheat to the Pacific coast ports for shipment to Liverpool via the Panama ho southern route through the Crows Nest Pass will be the cheapest and all because the bumps have been trimmed off the pile of rocks precipitated into the gap when Turtle Mountain Applications for enlistment in the Siberian Expeditionary Force being formed in this district are being re ceived by Hard is Sarcee Applicants must be Prefer ence will be given to men who have had Overseas Infantry can bo enlisted at Applications will also be received for men for the quali fied Machine Gun Army Medical Corps and Army Service These will have to bo forwarded to Ottawa through District Headquar and will take some time to get a definite ruling Applicants should apply in person to who will have them medically AMERICANS AGAIN BOMB HUN POSTS With The American Army In Associated bombing air planes flew over be tween Verdun and twice this afternoon and dropped 41 Six bombfc were observ ed as making direct While returning from the first raid the American aviators were pursued by German The turned when they got inside the American The German antiaircraft fire was weak and Tod Meredith competed on his first losing relay team when the Stars and Stripes went down to defeat before a quartet of French runners at the Fourth of July games in Ted started several yards behind on the third lay but handed his a threeyard Eiler was beaten by niches on tho dual CARPETBALL The two oldtime Court and met in a friendly on counter at the Moose Hall last the best two out of three games to decide the win Unity took the first game but Moose captured tho next two by the score of 119 and BY THE ITALIANS is the text of tho Italian statement issued today In the Brenta Valley we have cap tured the village of Other detachments have occupied SassoStef taking 3S In the reg ion north of Col Dei Rosso two enemy thrusts were arrested by our En emy airplanes have bombed wounding a child and damaging build ings An enemy machine fell into the sea south of Eight hostile airplanes have been brought down in aerial In Albania on the lower Semini River to the heights of our advance lines were attacked yes terday by the The at tack was West ot Pointe one of our advance posts was obliged to LINER BUT British pas senger steamer while on a voy age between and was torpedoed by a German submarine and although the explosion tore a gaping wound in her starboard the ves sel succeeded in reaching the harbor here Tho Uboat which fired the torpe was attacked by patrol boats es corting the and was Six of the submarines numbering sixty officers and were including the first The admirable conduct of the crew of the Bandy was responsible for the safety of all the Two men were wounded when the torpedo ex ARE DIVERTED TO WESTERN FRONT dispatch to the Mall from The Hague Bays It is indicated that some Ger man units under orders to proceed to Finland by way of the Kiel Canal are being diverted to the Western According to a frontier message Landwehr in fantry from the Rhennish Indus trial which was to leave for Kiel was held up and will leave for France It is not indicated that such diver sions will be A report Louis is to the ef fect that Branch president of the Louis Is a strong contendor for the leadership of the national August Associated Chinese contingent on the way to join the allied forces at Vladivostok has reached ac cording to announcement made TELEGRAPHERS TO TAKE STRIKE VOTE strike vote will be at each divisional point within the next three days among commercial telegraphers in the em ploy of the Canadian Pacific according to a statement of members of their organization who are in this city and who have for some time been negotiating with the head office in regard to wages anil other condi tions of The operators are asking an in crease of twentyfive per cent more than their old scale and an eighthour day and overtime pay at the rate of one and onehalf instead of merely FOCH SAYS BIBLE BEST PREPARATION New Bible is certainly the best preparation that you can give to an American When ordering goods by mall send Dominion Express Money SEALED addressed to the Postmaster will be receiv ed at Ottawa until on the 4th for the convey ance of Majestys on a pro posed Contract for six times per week on theroute Hardie ville and Lethbriclge from the Post master Generals Printed notices containing further information as to conditions of pro posed Contract may be seen and blank forms of Tender may be obtained at the Post Offices of Hardieville and Lethbrldge and at the office of the Post Office Post Office Post Office Inspectors August Ad M NOTICE The Lethbrldge Gun Club has leas ed the shooting rights on the Eighteen Mile Permits inay be had from Any one shooting without permit will be let me t introduce you to Buyer Farm Live Stock and a Farm Stock Handled on Commission Porter AUCTIONEER PHONE 327 11TH STREET LETHBRIDQf soldier going into battle to sus tain his magnificent Ideal and writes Marshal in a letter to the American Bible Soc In appreciation of nearly a quarter of a million copies of the scriptures distributed among sold iers PROPERTY FOR SALE FOR modern with Cnntral fid facing Telephone FOR hair acre on west arm oC Kooteiuiy 2 miles from Ap FOR modern eight roomed every on 13th or part easy Apply Box 82 LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DIS TRICT 51 TENDERS FOR COAL FOR house furniture and lease of building In business dis Rooms can be rented to trans Owner leaving on account of Act Dowsley Land Tender marked for Coal will he received by tlio undersigned until August for tho supply coal to the schools of the above for year commenc ing Spptembnr Coal to be oC best quality screened free from slate and other Further information may lie obtain ed at the oflico of the secretary in the Central JOHN Ad L KNAPMAN PLUMBING AND HEATING Phone 710 Fifth a FOR colonial finish aardwood floois and big roomy on 50 foot Water and new i hot air good chicken owner leaving now renting for a will sell for i Apply Room Hull 160Ox FOR a bargain for it taken before Fiveroomed house on four water and 2 burns 200 acres leased abun dance water 16 milk all young 1 year old heifer 1 year old Black Polled bull 5 head horses milk bot tier cream separator delivery wag new 1 combination 1 set double heavy harness 1 set sin1 gle Everything for running dairy Apply 1501 14th AUTO LIVERY courteous Cars suitable for any Special rates to steady custom ers or long Phones Day 1448 Night 787 SMALL BUNCH OF CATTLE FOR SALE PRICE COUSINS Tractor Repairs We specialize in reborlng gaa tractor and fitting oversize pistons and We have In stock at present oversize pistons for all popular makes of gas Ford Engines Rebored NIVEN 216 1st Phone 1732 PHONE 733 FOR THE REPAIR SHOP Shoes and Small Machinery 817 Third NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALIST Office rooms 121122 New Burns Corner 8th and 2nd Office Phone M2848 Residence Phone M2077 Interne and House Manhattan Nose and Throat New York Specialist to Calgary School Board OP MoKenito ft Co u THE ROY ELECTRIC Electrical Contracting of all Agents for the World Famous Delco Light Country wiring a 618 4th Avenue Box 334 Phone 735 DRAYING Of All Kindi Limited Freight K PHONM 11U Nursing Mission PUREFRESH MILK From tuberculosistested cows requiring such milk fV babies may do BO The milk is free to those who cannot pay for and at cost to those who AUCTIONEER Long experience in stock and farm Sales conduct ed In any part of ALBERTA For Dates and Rates Call The Dowsley Land Leth Phone 1809 IRY A HERALD WANT AD IT WILL BRING RESULTS L Roosa We mset nil Pay and See at or Phone 1X69 THE PROVINCIAL WENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS OPENED A BUREAU IN THE BOARD OF TRADE OFFICES LETHBRIDGE To secure and distribute farm Farmers wishing to secure help should apply immediately to who has charge of this free PHONE 1603 Freel Elliott Sheet Metal Works Expert Hot Air Furnace L r Phone 1713 Bin St Alberta SPENCES AUTO LIVERY NIGHT TRAIN OR HOSPITAL LETHBRIDGE CLOSED CAR PHONE 1324 Reliable Shoe Repairs THE CITY BOOT AND SHOE REPAIR SHOP 40S 2nd Phone 1734 Next Fire Hall DQNT FORGET THE WAR VETERAN WHEN YOU HAVE A JOB TO OFFER Secy Veterans Club Phone 372 Sal ;