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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME 3 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNNESDAY, JULY I, 5908. NUMBER TABER Work of Construction to Commence Im- mediately :Hon. W. H. Gushing, minister of public works, while here a short time ago announced that the governi-it-nt telephone system would be extended from Lethbridge to Taber early hi the summer. F. O. Burjjridge, district manager of the government telephone system, with headquarters at Lethbridge, in- forms the Herald that work is to be commenced right away on this exten- sion. Gangs of men will work from Lethbridge and Taber and it is not expected it will take long to com- plete the line. The poles have already arrived. Taber has been without outside tel- ephone connection but thanks to the progressive policy of the Alberta go- p vernment, it is going to have a long jjf distance service and an up to local exchange. Coal dale, it is un- it derstood will also be tapped by this branch. NO BARS IN C. P. R- STATIONS Withdraws Application For License at Moose Jaw Regina, June Canadian Pacific Railway Co. went definitely Jout of the liquor selling business If-when they withdrew the application II for a bar license from before the The C. P. E. has run bar in connection with the hotel H at Moose Jaw for some years past, Slbut last year it was shut up sudden- The president of the railway, Sir Thomas G. -Shaughnessy happened along in his private car at Moose Jaw one day. He noticed a bar license SITI and 3. bar in the jtfitinn build- ing doing business. He ordered it shut up right then. The hotel man protested that tbe license did not run out for some months, but Sir Thom- as said he didn't care a continental, and the bar "'-was'closed. The commis- sioners had application 'for renewal before them, but this was withdrawn before any action was taken thereon. The company does not propose to have bars in its hotels at stations here- after. OPERATED ON DR. SHEARER Toronto, June Dr. Shear- er secretary of social and moral re- form department of the Presbyterian church is at the Western hospital where he has been operated upon for internal troubles. The operation gives every promise of success. a C. P. R. TRAIN WENT OFF TRACK NEEPAWA BOY WON Winnipeg, June third an- nuual 20-mile road race of the Winni- peg Telegram was run off today and was a great success. There were thir- teen starters but only sfeveii finished. The race was won by Harold Pear- sons of Neepawa, Man., in the fast lime of 2.15 1-2. SOVEREIGN BANK x Toronto, June meeting of the of the Sovereign Bank will be held this week to pre- pare a report for presentation to shareholders at a general meeting on July 14. It is expected'that assets can be handled so as to realize more than fifty cents on the dollar for share- holders, -x The only action so far against for- mer officers of the bank is a writ for that has been issued against ex-general manager Stewart. PARLIAMENT TO CLOSE SOON Prorogation Likely to Occur About Middle of July Ottawa, Ont., June is now a settled conviction in parliamenttary circles that proro- gation will take place not later than] July 20th with the possibility of it occurring on Thursday, 16th or Sat- urday 18th._ There is still a heavy programme of legislation but, with Wednesday night and Saturday sitt- ings it can mostly be disposed of. At the rate of progress on Hon. Frank Oliver's land bill on Friday it will likely pass through the commit-, tee stages and stand for third1-read- ing tomorrow. ._ Miraculous Escape of Many People Near Tottenham, Ont. S. T. Bastedo To Represent Canada SHERIFF ILER OF ESSEX ILL i Windsor, Ont. June Her i of Essex is ill and is about to resign, j He has made a compact with Mayor I lewis Wigle, of Leamington, that if j the latter is appointed IIP. will give Her 550 monthly and at his death yearly to. Mrs. Her during her Chicago, June the TJ. S. District Court Attorney Edward Sim's crusade against the traffic in alien women, an "underground railway" similar to that used before the civil war in smuggling negroes from the south into northern states has been unearthed by immigrant inspectors and secret service men. The system of bringing alien women into the United States by way of Canada in spite of the vigilence of the immigra- tion officials is said to have been di- vulged by one of the girls examined by the board of inquiry. According to her statement girls are brought from France, Russia and other foreign countries to St. Johns, Nfld., and to Anticosta Island near the mouth of the St. Lawrence river. From these places they are taken to Montreal in private yachts and up the Richelieu river to Rouse's Point. Both Attor- ney Sims and Dr. D. D'. Davis, in- spector in charge of the immigration bureau acknowledge that they had learned of this underground railway and that steps had been taken to break it. OS io imriflrstonrl that S. T. Bastedo, Fisheries Com- missioner of Ontario. will be the Ca- nadian commissioner on the interna- tional commission to deaft joint reg- ulations respecting the fisheries in the boundary waters between Canada and the United States. The Ameri- can commissioner Dr. Johnson of In- land Stanford University, California, and Mr. Bastedo will leave early next month to make preliminary ar- rangements towards giving effect to the provisions of the treaty recently passed. Mr. Bastedo was appointed last winter as a special commissioner of the federal government to carry on negotiations with the various provin- ces looking to reaching an agreement as-to of federal and provincial governments in regard to regulations governing the protection of fisheries, the issuing of licenses, etc. W. B. Young; photographer, Bran, don, was in the city last week. He may enter into business here. Notice to Intending Homesteaders Aplications will be received on and after Monday, July 6th to homestead the available even sections of Tp. 1 Rge. 14, W. 4th M. J. W. STAFFORD, Agt. Dominion Lands. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO B. E. WALKER, President LAIRD, General Manager ESTABLISHED 1867 Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England PnilWTDY Every facility afforded to farmers and tU U N I H I D U O hi COO others for' the transaction of their banking- business. Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection. Q AM If IMP RY MAI I Accounts maybe opened by mail, and iSAIllMiiU Dl IiiMlL monies deposited or withdrawn in this way with equal facility. llr> Lethbridge Branch C. G. K. Nourse, Manager Tottenham, June mir- aculous escape from disaster occurred last night about halj" past eleven, o'- clock one and one-half miles north of Tottenham when the westbound Win- nipeg train which left Toronto 'at 9.30 left the rails and six coaches including tourist and sleepers were precipitated down an embankment over 20 feet, turning completely up- side down. One car went to the east side of the track and the other five to-the west. Forty persons were in- jured, two of them probably fatally. The engine, baggage, and the last of the train, remained on the track. Al- most all the passengers, who num- bered about two hundred, had re- tired for the night which made the work of extricating them more diffi- cult- It was half an hour before all had been taken from the wreck. It was found that what looked to be a terrible calamity was not so serious. While none were killed, in bility two of the injured will die, if not more, both being ladies from Parry Sound. There are passengers with broken legs, bad scalp wounds, numbering probably fifteen of a -ser- ious nature, with a total of at least forty injured. Fifty of the passengers wno were in the train were a part of an excur- sion party who had been to the Guelph Model Farm and were return- ing via Toronto. With a very few exceptions they were all in oiie car and this coach had the greatest num- ber of victims. A miraculous escape was that of a six year old baby be- ing taken home by its mother, Mrs. TEL. Morris, wife of a reporter oi the Brandon Sun. The little one was thrown from its berth and could not be found by its mother for some twen minutes. Its whereabouts was at last discovered by the and it was-tafcen out none the worse for the mix up. The passengers were conveyed by busses here where they were provided for. ronto which brought up three hospi- tal cars as well as two nurses and as. many physicians had all those hurt conveyed'to this train where ev- ery comfort and attention was .given. At one o'clock in the afternoon the passengers were taken in a special train from here to the scene of the wreck where a train had arrived and after transferring them with baggage all those who could proceeded on their way. A train was also made for Toronto and a number return- ed on this to the city. Among those of the passengers who escaped unhurt was R. II. Gamey, M.L.A. What could have caused the acci- dent is a mystery. The rolling stock seemed to be first class and Uie nart of the road adjacent to Tottenham always considered the pirt of the roadbed between Toronto ana Bala. NO TRACE OF LITTLE GIRL Olive Dupray Has Seen Missing foi Nearly Two Weeks Fort William, June Dupraw father of Olive Dupraw, missing foi over ten days, returned to the ,ciu todav another of futile search. He has received a letter from an astrologer -in which the reader of the stars tells him that the little girl is in the hands of a rich man, and is now off for the coast of Spain. The attention of uie deputy attor- ney general has been drawn to the case with the idea that the provincial police will be instructed to search for a trace of the'missing child. Mr. Dupraw thinks the child has been abducted but has no idea why, how or bv whom. St. John, N. B., June writs have been: issued against John Y. McKane, reputed multi-million- aire and owner of the Daily Telegraph and the Times at the instance of Hon. W. Pugsley. "The claims amount to over It is said to be the re- sult of non-payment of certain notes in connection with the purchase of the Telegraph and Times. LOTS BpUGHT FOR PLAGE Council In of Citir CHURCH SERVICES AT QUEBEC Thanksgiving Services to Be Held All the Churches Quebec, June mayor of Brouage, Francs, has accepted the invitation to attend the Tercentenary celebration as special representative of Champlairi's birthplace. In common with other religious bodies of the country, it is under- stood that the Methodist Church of Canada will have a special thanks- giving service in connection with the Tercentenary and that this important religious body will probably be rep- resented here at such services by the Rev. Chancellor Bunvash, of Toronto, the Rev. T. J. Mansell of Dunclas. the Rev. W. Timberlake, president of the Montreal conference, and the Rev.- G. H. Williams, pastor of the Methodist Church, Quebec. There is crop payment plan. All of Section 9-12-22 at on crop' payment plan. This is an .A I Sec- tion and is all fenced and some in wheat. Big on to it quick. W, I Dobbin Booms 1 I Soutiiard Block LETHMGE ALTA. MONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS ;