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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME LETHBRIDGE. ALBEUTA.THURSDAY, BKCKHBCK 27 1900 NUMBER S Tlu Start of Quality. CHIEF HUMPHRIES RESIGNS Sfttitfied with Prewftl for Fire ProUe lion ia TKit City. We desire to thank our many customers for their liberal patronage during the-past year, and respectfully solicit the continuance i of same. To all our friends and customers we extend the season's greetings, trusting that the new year maybe a happy and prosperous one to you and ypurs. Only Exclusive Men's Outfitters In A.-K. Humphries has handed in hhi resignation :is Chief of the Hire Bri- gade. .Mr. Humphries' sc'tn by iho LlcraH and uskorl to give his reasons for resigning. At- lirst lie hesitkUxi but. when -the reporter "jisUc-d him. if his retirc-mont had anything to do with the equipment of fisv dc he consented to -talk, "i do not want to be responsible for -the management, oi tho djparuiwnt under prcsc-nt conditions." he; declur- (s-i. "It has apparent to m4 for -a long time that the equipment is totally inadequate for the'class of buildings Iveimf c-rccled in ihe city. If was no doubt very satisfactory .ten or t vc years Ago the- of the fire but it '.'hob' not kept up with'tho TO with of the City" 'Plie retiring Chief, after 'being Each suit per- feet Sttin" aud has .Singie. and doubtft breasted'stick style: Boat Italian cloth iiare. Kood e to English WoTSted Suits, Special ?13.5U h-tting e breasted sack CoatismadewitkolosB in dark blue or grey ck and creased seams. Special for Saturday BAD TRAIN WRECK. Taul. Minn.. per- sons are known to he dead.- six oth- ers are fatally injured, ami at leust 2o others vcre hurt- in the wreck to- day of an OAst-bpmvd arcommcKlat-ion train on the Minneapolis. Si. I'aul, and Sault railroad at Kn- rterlm, X. P. train from Moose of those who were- 'injured, only occupar.ts of this car: escaping injury.. There were four physic- ians in and a special train with physicians and nurses was has- tilv made up at Valley --vmi tender I hi. Only a few in tho day coaclios were in at' tltc cars krft .law is fUio liurod. Xono at Endcrlin at H.-ir, p.m.. but last j thi tracks, .-and In ihcw -thore nigh i it was about two hours The ei was rimmnj; mgh spthsl in tin ondc-avor to the tost time. As his train a curve, just' iK-iore. rvixchiny the yards KmlerHn, a .switch engirt' was if tins? a Ktriug of box cars a The uivs ditl not clear he main track. th-> rain collided, lu-ad-on, with tho. witrh engine. Hotii engines wen- and tho passenger cars wero hrown in confusion down a small ;nwnt s-ide of track. Several of tho day couches tottom side up. -the the -wreckage, which took fii-e fronv the car stoviis. ieriin is tho divisional fiend quarters of the railroad, piarty was at hand lo release tho imprisonexl from their perilous position. Many persons were in imminent danserfrom the Slo.mos. which was fast sproadmp through the cars. A.VPS wen: wielded by willing hands, and the roofs oi the airs broken op- rn. and tho, and taken nut-as quickly as It was a race the rescuers and no casualties. It is supposfs! that llie. passenjjer train had mndo up more of its lost time had'boen anticipak-vl the crew of t he switch engine. Tiie coroner, this afternoon. -Ix-ga-n an investigation of (ha wreck. Tho engineers and firemen on both o-n prints saved their lives. LIST OP DF.AD. The known