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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta _ Alta.. Monday, December 12i 19101 TWELVE PAGES EEDS OF BRAVERYATBELLEVDi FROM CARELESS HANDLING OF GASOLINE POPULATION MURES FOR BY MACLEOD IN EFFORT FOR DRY WHOLE tiFr. ?S, W. C. Ives Made a Startling Admission At Public FIRE CHIEF GIVES GOOD of Gasoline E x plosions Spoken of SUGGESTED REMEDY Opeople Should Know More About it and be More Careful PIPEGASTO1OT A BIG ALASKA 31igh Island Scene of Disaster-Dozen J Passengers (Jordova, Alaska, Dec. teamship Olmypia., which left here ;aturday night for Seattle with 106 eople, including the on .board, s on the rocks at Bligh Island .and WHY FOREIGNERS PERISHED Rushed With the Explosion Instead of Against Went Toward Main Narrow Escape of Dr. Me- Kenzie-Cause Distinguished Heroism j, Speaking to the" Herald ia regard to may be lost. A is'ra-- fthe. gasoline explosion and fire the ana since 9 a.m. this (Sundayf) other day m the Standard Garage, r- Jl, in____J il tie "death vesterdav -of-Ernesi Bmith, the young, man 'who received such bad injuries in It, Fire Chief 'Kilkenny said it is really a wonder her- station here.. Shortly after midnight1 .'the operator.1 Here picked up a. message of distress, FROM THE HERALD'S STAFF COR- RESPONDENT ON THE SCENE-, Bellevue, Dec.'. mantle of :orrow and' gloom has completely en- olded this little mining camp, arid to- day Bellevue mourns the. loss of thirty-one human lives in the great- est .mining disaster since the terrible -b'ernie the memory of has been brought to the- surface by this latest calamity. 'Widows, fatherless children and be- reaved sweethearts mourn the loss" of i near and dear, but gone forever, without warning or intimation of the suddenness of their leave-taking, "ig, strong miners stalk'about talk of the explosion is that no'more-fatalities occurred when saying- the vessel was on the, jocks. y u. one "considers the enormous growth of The .message asked for urgent (and '.bii gasoline consumption' in the, and and'.said were foreaMnjt man prepared to enter j the careless ianUling ptj5 ''When J 'handling t "I do the. and preparations -were .mine agatn -when so instructed launch the'boats, al- irs.'a part of the life, .the risk, the though it was and.the staking ot one's: life especially since at heart today, the 'boys the storing of It In: inadequate plac-; tne ..wireless., commuriication''s hat- same chance tomorrow cs, such as stairs and in base- ceased. The Olympia'is owned by'the m-ust llTe" In to .live oxv they have adopted the occupation of mining, and-this occupation'they stick to until'a similar fate.is meted out to them, or until a more lucrative occupation presents tself, or a com- petency is attained, a rare thing, .how- ever, in the life of a miner! Many, indeed, were the heroic deeds performed; but one never hears -of tnem from the miners, save, wherein one miner may relate a notable exploit of a comrade. Many little tragedies oc-: eurred also, which under other cir- cumstances might appear as comed- ies. One poor old mner, for instance, was credited with Having personally brought to safety four of his com- panions. About the body of the fourth man he placed a warm short overcoat of his own. The man was removed to from the itself, which when-con llgjl Islanci Reef, forty miles from fined is1 not "but from its Cordova, which port she had left and exposure to the air when it gives oil was continuing her wav Westward a hihl exlosive as. This as a highly explosive gas. This gas There when mixed with air in certain pro- v lv d z v OU1> a pas- WIHI au in certum pro- one oE the most powerful on the boat besides the crew, .according to a statement by {he ag- it ent of the owners frere. The is the third Alaska steamship to 'be wrecked within a radius of fifty miles ,of the Bligh Island portions is of -explosives. "Another feature which makes most dangerous than the air and lowest point settles .to the possible, and unless there is draugl t or corrent which gas inj circulation it re- mains 'and collects and only needs something to furnishing the light' or spark to cause i a very dangerous ex- plosion. "On the floor; of every garage there con-stantlybe kept onaS filled with sand: to he. used in absorb- i0mas OFFICER SHOT Hutchinscn. Kansas, Dec. night 500 men are scouring the 'coun- try for nd killed a deputy sheriff. The ujjcu. lu o-usui-U- v. j j. J.uc ing waste oils pn the floor, and sand had arre6ted the man on a should be kppt in boxes Or buckets pr0 cjiarge of larceny but he escaped a vided with hand scoops to be used for tew Bights ago. A kit of burglar fire extinguishing purposes only.. Beds 17ere found in an alley and Fowler of sand or drip pans should be" placed on guard at the spot tonight when tce men He was arrested be Self-closing metal cans should he the police station the stranger drew kept on the'floors of garages into the officer, which all waste material should be Inere is to the man's identity, deposited. If the above cited precau- tions are ad-hered to the- danger of fire be very greatly decreased. LAWYERS' BRANCH AT MAGRATH the care of watclcers.-'.ai; pit-mouth ffut when, the rescuer. demanded hi coat, in broken English he was refus ed, the impression being that it was the property of the rescued mner, and not of the man" who rescued-him. The tangle was soon, straightened out and the coat' restored to its rightful own er, who -by .the way, on the verge of collapse" by'reason'of. the long Hours an-d heroic labor spent under- ground in tns'gas ridden passage of the mine.- Jack. .miner, per- formed a--deed bfyvalpr in the rescue of- his cousin, James Cardell, one of tne most in the Pass. Cardell was. fouitd unconscioii-s.'. in a hopeless condition within the gas zone. Kennedy. shouldered' his ,hu- man burden across his back, and trudged to Bather Lajat Delstre did noble work, siriglyiknd as a pair, not only in the'mine, but'.at tie pit mouth and the wash where the stricken women.; and 'children comforted. Dr. Rescue One of the most ..notable was that .of Dr. D.- C. company's, physician ,at.'. 'Bellevue, by superintendent at Michel, B. p., and James Ashworth, general manager of the Crow's Nest were It is understood that the gas franchise secured by O.' W. Dlngman at Lethbridge was sold to 'the Calgary Gas Co., -and in turn disposed of by to a strong company of eastern capitalists, who will put in twenty, holes at Bow island at once and pipe gas to .Leth'brldge, and from there to Calgary. There is a report tnat C. P. R. directors are in- terested in the new company. Coal, C.opmpan5v at. Ferule, Dr -McKenzie ,'had: labbred incessanth-Tn the something; like a mile'and a half from and just outside the. danger; zone, temporaril resuscitsting they" coul cars to the pirmout AqtxenViioT: engaged ;this oined the; 'rescue party in a .tour ,o :he mine in search of victims.' B became exhausted and ventured'todv seems confident and m on S T the Em-ji-! a One of Mayor Adams' iv fre, il ?nj3U? and capital pun- staunch supporters, a man whose in- Tne Ladies' Aid of the Presoyterian child' W8r.8. communted to imprison ic.'iurch Held a Very Jan the assembly hall yesterday after- and evening. The receipts to- tailed about 5120, which is considered very .satisfactory. The total amount c ment for life. lstlmem- to be the leader of the ar? allied wiih an "open admiticd that he reallv be- SHOT IN ABDOMEN Alientown, Pa., Dec. Vogie. CO years, of Danielville, crawl- ed half a mile through the woods to s.divided among the frllowine I Tlle woods to rr and canrly boo'hs. The ladles in the largest amount of any one particular stall, the receipts amount- to S47.yo. In the pjoded by catching on a twig. He was hurried to a taocal hospital where he died. uwv.. UJ.f Vll UJliUlUt'ti OI j Vi. tAlC I _ Aid. King by his admirers. The mou- 'plotters- wa-s connected with a in ey was quickly taken tip by specula- j newspaper, and at one time lived in'- Tnc thc matter tors who consider King aga'inst the! AI1 of tlje accused are de- alarmed'and a bet to pass up. J scribed by the police as anarchists, i to the is meeting in the town hall on Friday afternoon and with a large at- tendance the following business" was The officers tor the coming year were elected and are -President, Hugh Mackintosh; 3sfc vice-president, Samuel De 2mi vice-president, J. Rorner; conUaenC exclusiye'of't- ka, -the -United.- States ,has --a" tlon of 91, last -ten years' the states union-- ha'd an. increase in, '.IS.- arnosnts to 21 per over the., 1900 Since" the flrst-censTis-was "takenynV-' 1V90 the country has' grown: 25 as large, the population then; been slightly." larger the present population of "Texas. Growth Exceeds Expectations The, growth of the 'country was1 greater than has been he expert statisticians, who. c'Josely watched the progress cfv country's' population. .Notwithstanding- of.'': crease was greater than .had heeiifex-- pected. it still was smaller than that-- scored in any previous decade, tnat -between 1890 and 1900, when-thV inrease amounted'to 20.7 per cent tween I860-and. 1870 the. increase "was 22.6 per cent. The largest increase- ever shown in any ten years was that of 36.4 per between 1800 1810. Increase fay Immigration In a statement explaining the-'.in-' :rease of the population of the con- tinental United -States to Director Durand 'attributed the growth? largely to- greater net additions' tnrough immigration. .He finds a wider disparity in the growth of. the different states in "the, past decade than for any. other. The" range is from a decrease of 5.8 per cent'to an increase of 120 per cent in Washington. States which show an increase from, -0 to 30 per cent, are, for the -most- part, the great manufacturing states, including .Massachusetts. Rhode Isl- and, Connecticut, New York, Pennsyl- vania and West Virginia; the only other states increasing between ,20 and 30 per cent, are Arkansas and Texas. Nearly Half Urban Mr. Dnrand expresses the .opinion., mat. later; statistics probably will snow tnat more than 45 per cent, of the population of the country is u'r- 'tian, rhat is, in places of 2500 inhabi- tants or. more. The population living in cities of 25.000 or more Inhabitants nas increased much more rapidly than tna.t in the rest of the country, that while there has "been. field too ting tendencv in favor of ScL-1 1 comm'Jtation- I Ilie Prfisent is the first trial and Tilky. Some money has !o_ been placed bn comcfinations but this i h an is made of plot- j fre hazardous speculation and vise jtlns against the life of the Emperor but ones are passing up the choice of j-and It Is considered of great import- ance -w ti VCCil a JR. H. Hilliardi; directors, M. ;probably a somewhat greater xUffer- isieson, Robert McXa-b, W. J. Glass, D. ;ence between the growth of i "ti-' k "Jz i'WC- i tne last is that Sean. Wm. Danion, R, .JgH, T. H. Stcdman, Gardiner, Robert J. tively engage in i the Pools. M E. Gardiner, C. ad Pau L. Faunt. i ing, the act as great i as in Ue decade o? 1SS6 to 1890, or as' i it was in most of the "The inference can not each-possessed enough voters for tojB. Reed, jr.; auditors, jand F. Timlick. statement of assets and liabili- 'he "be safely drawn that, .there tics and the rinancial statement worn ils. in any broad sense, an increasing' 4 -by the secretary and it w.is j tendency, by tftt population to that the Society had to jtne country an{ fo to the -city (Continued OR page 5j (Continue Oc ;