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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta I Volume TV. TWELVE PAGES Lethbridgre. Alta., December 21, Number 9 f sf NO CLAIMS MADE ON W. MONEY YET BAD EXPLOSION OCCURS ENGLISH MINE ISLAND IS TILL >r's Story of Terrors in the Frozen North. T7 San Salvador, Dec. report emanating from Port Limon, Costa Rica, that as a result of a terrific earth.- quake, an island in the Ho- pango Lagoon, in, the' inter- -7- lor of Salvador, had disappear- ed, with the drowning of >J- many women and children, is -i- without foundation. Only a >J- slight earthquake has occur- >r- red recently, which was with- oa.t damage to property or .J. I--1 loss of life. 4- MAN'S BODY IN A BARREL Montreal, .Dec. Part of Route Approved by Premier Sifton-Concems the Old Montana, Cardston and Pincner Creek Railway A WARING TO TOLD IN .MAGAZINE Says he was Delirious 1 and Confused by Mirages New this month's Winnipeg, Dec. Canadian issue of Hampton's Magazine, which j Finance ia its issue this week, asks Is publishing Dr. Frederick A. Cook's some pertinent questions about the confession that he .doesn't know -wheth' prospects of LaErmita rubber planta- ILTtnTS P WMtRMRS ver or not he reacned the pole, the ex- plorer -teflls terrors he exper- tioa, Ltd... which it claims is seeking to obtain subscriptions of western Danced in the hortcerji wilds. 'Canadian in.Testors'through-optimistic Cook, arrive "in of Profits' f .the prospectus issued by the company, from Europe soon, describes the fan- The FinaaCe says: "The tasies.phoduced -by, arctic may dirt cheap at the and declares he was delirious in the j purchase price, and. Winnipeg Business; 'men raay -prove siiccessfal at such j long distance experimenting, but ther'-irpnr .the company's meagre pros-: pectus nor from conversation "with" its agent and secretary can ,Gan- adian Finance s-ee sufficient rea- son ,.whv the every day "westerner should tionrot this sort-." last stages of the trip northward. "From the. early1 days of. our jour- says'JDr. .Cook, "everything cen- tred about the'idea of the to bewilder rone, to set one laughing silly amusement or to fill one sense ot'aw.e, there" early be- gan a mirages op-, tlcal The mental effect I find it'analyze. Sometimes these exaggerated had. thb effect of-.bringing far off ob- jects apparentlty near to us. This oi'ten caused .confusion in estimating distances. Like Monsters cf Nightmare "Just, after Heiberg land had be- come a dull haze behind us, these fan- tastic unrealities of the north began to most. Peaks of snow we're transformed into vol- canoes, belching -smoke; out of the pearly mists' rose" marvellous cities fairy castles; huge creatures, misshapen and grotesque writhed aioug the horizon. "These spectral denizens of the accord a. out rf the tire journey, and when, fagged of v and sapped of bodily strength, contract by the provincial govern- t'ue locai soiicitors of the various I felt my mind swimming in a sea of i ment, have as yet been filed with thc banks are still awaitina; instructions half consciousness, they filled me al-! government, according to a statement irorr, headquarters before mailing a most with horror, impressing me as made by Premier SiUton this morn- move. Defences will be filed as soon tne monsters one sees in. a night- ing. Ias possible. It is expected that the passing of j The actions will in all probauility (Special to the: Herald) Edmonton, December of the route map of the Al- berta Pacific Eailwav. formerly Piiicher Greek, Carclston.and M-ontana Kaihvay, has been approved by -Premier Sifton. The comgaiiy-s'char- ter provides for the construction of from the Montana bound- ary north-westerly to Pincher Creek, and Cardston west South Kootenay and for a line from a this road north-easterly to Calgary and thence by a route'paralleling the 0. E.. Railway .west, of Snake Lake, .Gaill Lake and Pigeon Lake to Edmonton. The plans ap- proved are fox that portion of the line in the south part of the-pro- vince. The company state their intention of completing the construc- tion of 100 miles of the road by the fall of next year, H. H. Parlee represented Pacific Hy. before Premier Sifton this morning. GL O'Connor reju-esenting the Southern, Central Pacific, was opposed to.-that portion ;pf the .line end near South Kootenay contending.that'it' with the route of the Southern Central-Pacific. ;A'pproval this and another small section of the line w ployees of Dalrymples, wholesale produce merchants, McGill street, -were 'horrified this- morning upon opening-a barrel labelled turkey, to find therein the dead .body of an aged man, clothed only, in a white linen shirt. The barrel "was consigned from Jarvis, the Grand Trunk. Hailwar. The authorities are maMng every effort to-obtain' identification. IN HIS STEPS ON CHURCH Sheldon's Novel Drama tized by Topeka RACE SUICIDE Milwaukee. Dec. suicide AUDIENCE IN TEARS Author Permits Presenter v tion of Dramatic Version: for First Time Topeka, rKan., Dec. The. firsi appears checking the'; growth nf dramatic presentation of "In. .'His I the Episcopal church according to .the 'I stePs" ever Permitted annual report and church directory tQe -Rev, Charles M. -Sheldon, issued here today. The .tables .from.- tonight in the .Central Congre--. .various dioceses "of 'the shbv- Sational church, 6r which ..the.. there has been an actual decrease -the Sheldon is pastor, by members. ol, past year in births anH marriages, Christian1 .Endeavor society' while" last year theT .editorial; sum-; members of his mary or statistics called particular tion.. V -'f'1. attention to threatened decimation.of ,Tjj.e version Riven was; a dranaitiza- the, church by the lack, of., tion by Professor ,F. H7., prospective new members: in th'e'fam-' Washbum college, under "Rev! ilies of comment Sheldon's uers-onal supervision.'Thers1 this year avoids too .only the merest of o! .this .decease. scenerv'or tention to the actersV 'By 'request -there- ;was: tism, -marriages the loss in':''saying i; last year, was an. Lyear. but the .year, '.below'.nor- mal-' _; way Company Persons Having Claims against Rail- Have lade no Move-Water- ways Offices are now Closed Edmonton Dec. claims come to trial, but it will not >mpensatiok arising out of the can-' likely be until the spring sessions of TV i the Supreme Court. Thc banks have collation 01 tne TValerwajs railway to flle appearances, and mare. "Travelling in a wind that seemed _ bi! Providing for the i minus 4G degrees, or even, minus 50 degrees F-, the lashes of our eyes J'roze together as we winked. Our ibreath froze ca our faces. Often we had to uncover our hands and apply cfairas on contracts still unpaid, and claims oi other nature. Action Against Banks It is impossible to tell when the .ction instituted by the province carried through to the privy coun- Waterways Offices Close The big suite'of offices in tbe Al- berta block, which have been retain- ed by the company ever since they or- ganized a year and a- halt ago, been closed up at last, although one Arthur, Dec. victed of extorting money >by methods similar to black- hand, in which he inflicted a cut in his own leg, Thomas "Masouk, a Pole, was brought up from White River today to .commence jail sentence. After wounding himself Mas- ouk told a boy named Joseph Kelichan that he would have him charged with stabbing him, if he did not give up six- ty dollars, which he had sav- ed, while working on. the C. P, R.. The conviction was made by Magistrate Depew, recent- ly appointed to the posittiori, and was his first case. the warm palms to the face before it against the three bauks for the recov-; room has been retained by the com- 1 nTv -KHo tVo n-i-nTT-'t was possible to see. I recall the many hair- 'breadth escapes from death, the haz- ards -we took, and fell again that phy- sical and mental suffering, I wonder waether any Hvicg man would do this were he preraecliating a lie. Made Many Wide Detours "That I did travel upwards of 6'JO miles in some direction even my! enemies credit. I went di- i rectly north, or was diverted at times, does cannot, change the facts of my experience. We raade wide de-1 tours; at other times we had to re-[ treat, and find new passages. Per-; ery of the Waterways bond money, pany's chiet clerk. Ripiey, head of Santa Fe, Says Progressives are Destructionists-Transportation Managers Ob- ject to Interference With Their Plans Los An'eJes- Dec' do notiPect from either partr-.As between believe The railroads view him republicans and democrats'at present, -with equanimity..11 was-the manner in there is nothing to choose... Both are- The pulpit'platform stage. There wasCno curtain. the lulliglare of "'the" lights. :A_few changes. .'had" Vg spites Of the 'simplicity tionr-it elicrted both-, laughter, tears from the audience- -No .charge vras'-made, but.entrance tickets'were" given out beforehand. The church packed to its full capacity. The mosfe-pretentious scene repre-. sented a church. The pastor occupied the regular pulpit and the audience occupied scats in the., front 1... pt .._lth.e4_ church, -which had been .removed for the purpose! which E. P. Ripley, president oi the i Santa Ps, expressed himselt when asked tonight how he regarded Theo j r; j dore Roosevelt as a 1912 presidential court as the least objectionable of re- a body possibility. Mr. said: "The people who ?UG f. would devote all its -time to are hoastinp; of the so-called progress raiiroad matters and would be .a in government are court of appeals from interstate com- DUKE OF CONNAUGHT 7 ON HIS WAY HOME' Santa Cruz, Teneriffe, Dec. 21.'rrl. The Duke and. Duchess of ConnaughT" are returning to England, after a to South Africa, where they opened- the first parliament of South Africa, controlled by the destructive fac-i arrived here. They encountered a j heavy storm en route, but the mr. Ripley considers the commerce .Balmoral Castle sustained no damage. They were accorded royal honors when they landed. They visited.vari- ous points of interest, and then went I cent legislat-ion. "The" railroads Orotava the ing up, imt tearing down ucation of the court, which is coin- under too much legislation f politicians, instead oi ex- O I VI n n 'fhA J ___J T j 01 al particularly or the perts, This nlan T j so-called progressive stamp. factory than the old plan of i- T v M MThe railroads have nothi be more satis_ have nothing to ex- the cases to the district courts." 1 The local C. P. R. offices have re- Up to Noon Only a Few nad Been Rescued-Is on Rescue Parties Face Great Difficulty Fire iiaps in so doing I did become con-jceived notice that trains rr.sed and overestimated my progress. I No_ 2 on t-fle maia ]iae believed to be the Pole. "My boys had the advantage of sleep. I envied them. Any one who Bolton, Eng., Dec. explo-tin sion. followed by fire, and causing many fatalities, occurred in Li-JtCe Hulion collieries, here, this morning, be- o begin the day's work. The cause and extent of the disaster ber 31, and the last through No. 2, in doubt for several hours. The Vancouver on December 20. Calgary j first rescuing party to reach the scene jing with ventilation, the rising gases j The rescuers were unable to get and the! SMALL STREET TAP RIOT Xo. 1 and with thc If that is so, it is a fact neither I nor j of Vae veaTj cease to oper- i soon alter 290 miners had gone any one can settle cow. VThereverj ate Winnipeg and Montreal, !iow the surface I went, however, I maintain it wasjand wiu run only Between Vancou-! and I did reach a spot I Ver anci The last through j >.'o. 1 will leave Montreal on Decenn- Has suffered from insomnia may be December 30, and 'Winnipeg December j succeeded in bringing seven men and ahle in it small degree to guage mv 31. a nov -fft safpf-o- later- "ar-nvfivart i condition when sleep became impos- sltile. To reach the end of my jour- ney 'nec.ime the haunting, ever pres- ent goading thought of my wakeful existence. "From the end of the polar night, 3afe in February, up to the sleep of April 7. T estimated hy various sys- tems of reckoning, that we had cover- ed a distance which placed me over miles from my goal. (.Continued on page TRAGIC FATALITY 5 checked by obstructions and driven back on the entombed miners 10 Tire raged fiercely that many not kill- fames were burned place throush adjoining leads. the direct to the spot the miners were entombed, and there was somt- delay while they sought access tc Dec. number oi people were injured some severely in a street car riot, at Fort Rougue last- night. Thc trouble appeared to have started near thc Pombina street barn when a man on the front platform of car fired a- revolver. The report women brought a crowd about and several J Hydro-Electric Commission. a ,o Uter recovered the bodies of five victims. At thejwishos to acknowlcflge ihc following NEAR PRINCE ALBERT Imoinent of lhe explosiin the flames I received for The Bellevue Relief fund: Prince Albert, Dec. has spread through the affected Previously acknowledged S155.00 been received here of a sad smoke and poisonous gas filled aml I Word oi" the disaster was carried o-ujckly to the homes of the miners, j and presently thousands of surrounded the month of the colliery fron'i a nearby barn ran j Jhe anxious throng included a num- to the scene and attacked the gathcr- j or children, and pitiable scenes inS> belaboring them with 'billies, i were enacted. SAVED THE SJSTER.SHJP Las Palmas, Canaries, Irma Woermann, of Woermanii.Steanv ship line, sent out Monday -to assisi: her sister ship which "had oeen rendered helpless twelve miles-' off the coast, today returned with the disabled vessel in tow. Both, ers received the force of a terrific- sale, and some alarm for ttsir safety, had been felt. PORT ELECTRICITY SUPPLY Fort Arthur, Dec. power is now being received in Port Arthur direct from Kakabeka Palls, through the Ontorio Hydro-Electric, Commission. The substitution was turned on this morning, and relieves the power shortage that for time has seriously affected the street railway and light systems. It was less than a year rue that the rate- payers ratified the agreement with the EUX Ottawa, HOME NEXT Dec. Kon. MONTH Rudol- j switch irons and other weapons. No Lemieux who represented Canada The work of rescue continued -brave opening of the parliament of Un- tne mine. which occurred in the Wild Rose dis- trict, some thirty miles west. Little i Willie Taylor, aged 12, was shooting! Tbo pllght o: the ralners rend' at a mark out of the back porch more dangerous by a mishap u> his sister Mary, aged S, ran across'the machinery of the shafts, where the line of fire, receiving a bullet in {the cages refused to move for a time, tne neck, almost immediately. preventing quick escape and interfer- Ailcne -Tones A Working Man................... l.Ort The fund stiil requirrs more addi- tions before it will fully servr; irs succeeded strikebreakers "had "returned" "to shortl7 after the House the flames, but en- the bam before ihcv arrived The eris in Januar-v- He win be in countered heavy falls of coal and'crowd was not a large one and manv next week. slack that.. had been loosened from citizens expressing; md.ignation the roof of the mine by the explosion, i over the manner in wfrjicih they had KINGSTON At fourteen o'clock only eight of heen dea-lt with deman'fed police pro-1 tcction. It is alleged that thc lead- the two hundred and ninety fathrrlcss children, loft by tbo death of thc sion. in the Belcnifi cxplo- Tor rescuing the others was dubious. At that hour ten covered. er of the strikebrcafcc, the trouble it i i informants will be court a a result oi several in police MAN FOUND y.5AD IN GAS PLANT Kingston, Dec. the five, crawled into the at the rity gas plant, this morning. ;