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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta iTEEL WORK STARTS ON ABRIDGE [wo Fifteen Ton Girders Placed in Position The start on the steel work of the 0. P. R. viaduct was made yes- terday when two fifteen ton girders [were placed in position, one end on Ithe first concrete abutment and the [other on the false work constructed. [The girders are sixty-seven feet one deep and weigh Inch long, eight feet fifteen tons each. Each girder was lifted from its wrong position under the unloader and plac- ed upon a small flat car on the track and run to the end of the trestle. The oar on which it was shipped came in end first. The hooks were on it while two men swung it around end for end before it was placed on the car again. The "traveller" being used now is a small affair having a lifting power on its arm of between fifteen and twenty tons and is built on a steel weighing about Ibs. The big "traveller" that will be used in the construction of the bridge will be a most interesting affair. Three spans of the bridge will have to be imilt by the use of false work before the' traveller can be constructed. It will run on the top of the girders while the cars conveying the steel will ran on the rails on the deck of the bridge underneath the traveller. This machine will be 189 feet over__, and the body of the traveller 81 feet. The arm is long enough to place the steel legs on the outside corners of the abutments. On either side is a seventy foot boom like a wing to pick up the end of the material and .place it in any position whatever. Each boom has a lifting power of twelve tons while the power of the arm is fifty tons at its extremity. It can swing two one hundred foot gird- ers at once. They are lifted from the track and carried on a suspended rail underneath the traveller and then lowered into place. This traveller will be erected right on the three spans ta be built by the use of false work. It will stand sixty ieet high above the girders. At the PULLING A LION'S TOOTH. Eight Strong Men and a Veterinary Extract Vendredi's Acher. New" York June relieved Wndredi of one of his teeth yester- day at JSostock's, Coney they being Dr. Henry Amling, Jr., a veterinary, WIFE FEARS FOR ROOSEVELT, eight other strong Mrs. McCormick Says That's One One Reason He Didn't Want to Run New York, June Robert S. who has been attending the Republican convention at Chicago witli Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, men. The lion, though the ulcerated {duugnter of the president caught the tooth had jrivon him many aches re liambut'g-Aim-i'lutia liuf'' cently, did'nt like the ordeal, and for; Auguste Victoria yesterday by a mat-! a time snarled and scratched with ter of abput five minutes, all his might and main. First a trainer noosed one of Ven- dredi's legs. Then he got hold of an- CIVIL SERVICE BILL AT OTTAWA Ottawa, June Commons spent nearly the whole of today in a debate on thi civil service bill which was presented in a clear cog- ent manner .by lion. Sydney Fisher, THE COST OF OBSTRUCTION (Montroul Herald.) Sooner or later the anadian Par- liament may be driven i.o adopt niea- a minority from to prevent i ui' in unlimited period, serious objection v.'us -0 iiol any of the clauses of the bill by the i Opposition and the course of parliameut of the kind that still tolerates the anomaly. other, and eventually the eight men had ropes all around the furious j She said that another reason for the Ix'ast. Jt took nearly half an hour to president's determination to decline a get him secured with ropes to bars third term nomination was the fear of and staples in the floor, and by that his wife that something would happen time the men were sweating like Sty- j I0 him jf ne accepted the honor. Mrs. Mrs. McCormick rather startled her j cussion demonstrated the fact that interviewers by saying that the Presi-jin the new provisions for non-part i- bent was tired of his strenuous workjsan and efficient civil service the gtatcs and m Kra'nce, effective means and that he wanted a good Jong rest, j vernment inaugurated a radical have beeii cl- shutliP" o'T ft In Great Britain, in the United gian stokei'.s. McCormick said that Mrs. Roosevelt A piece of wood was pushed between hac} tolcl lier, Mrs. McCormick, again the lion's teeth for him to expend j aml again that she feared {or the Pres. his anger on until the veterinary was! ready to pull the tooth. Before thej forceps were applied a pair of pliers were thrust between thfe jaws to keep them apart. It took several pulls to get the tooth out. safety. time he leaves CANADIAN ALPINE WORK. British Columbia Clergyman Try to Ascend Mount. Robson. Will the White Mrs. McCormick said, "Mrs. Roosevelt is greatly alarmed. Although the President makes light of Mrs. Roosevelt's fears he has been unable to allay them, and she is in a very nervous condition." TO COLONIZE SWISS The Victoria, B.C., June Rev. C. R. B. Kinney of the James Bay Methodist church secured an extended j of absence in order to join Dr.' Ooleman, the geologist of Toronto Company Purchases Acres of Land Thirty Miles From Tacoma. Tacomah, June largest land deal of years in this State has of steel rails besides the engines and hoists and the immense weight of the machine itself which is to be con- structed almost entirely of steel. The engine arrived and was unloaded yes- terday. The builders will not be able to do any more than lay these two girders until some more material arrives. Of me more ma s hundred and fifty cars already n the one on the way between Winnipeg and here, none of it except the two gird- ers, is for the first three spans. This was shipped from Walkerville, Ont., where the bridge works are, a few days ago. The legs come in fifty foot lengths and weigh from five to seven tons. c -two-inch steel plates four feet square University, in an attempt this summer j just been closed, whereby Berne to scale Mount Robson, the highest a Swiss colonization corn- mountain in Canada and a virgin pany, purchased acres of log- peak. Mr. Kinney made the trip to ged off lands around the head of Hood the foot of the mountain last year in Canal, thirty miles west of Tacoma. s attempt, but clima- All the timber remaining is to be re- moved within four years. The price is to be paid in instalments The Swiss colonization company will bring to Tacoma Swiss colonists with household equipment and cattle. A town will be established in each township and the colonists will en- gage in agriculture, dairying, pot- tery making and other simple manu- factures. Each will receive a piece of farm land and a town plot, the com- pany receiving one-tenth of each year's earnings until payments are completed with low rate of interest. The col- ony will be larger than those success- fully established in California, New Zealand and on the Atlantic coast. macmne wiii ue ACGU all the arm being 108 feet long tic conditions were against him. du, m.c to _ It -s pr0p0sed to start from Ed- monton about August and go in by way of the Athabasca. After the climb the professor will return east, while Mr. Kinney proposes to return on foot alone on this side of the mountains. GLAD TO HAVE SEARCHLIGHT Placed on Affairs of Indian Depart- ment, Says Hon. Frank Oliver Ottawa. June latest move of the government to rush the busi- ness of the session was the announce- ment of Premier Laurier in the House tonight that evening sessions will be held on Wednesdays hereafter, com- this J.XJ.G pnn'GipeU discussion of today was inregard to the administration of the Indian branch of the Interior Department. J. E. Armstrong, of East Lambton, charged the government with gross extravagance, especially in regard to the affairs in the province of Mani- toba. Hon. Frank Oliver, in reply, stated He challenged the Opposition to prove a single case of maladministration. He also said he would welcome an inquiry into the affairs of the depart- ment before the public accounts com- mittee. In the evening public works supply totalling was passed after a few hours debate. Hon. Wm. Pat- terson also gave notice of a bill to U u w fiiOU V t, are placed on the cement abutments j amend the cust.oms act. constructed by J. Gunn Sons. Ou these a disc plate is placed fitting into the curved foot of the leg forming a socket joint. The whole is screwed down on the bolts left in the cement. The girders are eight feet deep but when the deck is put in will be only three ancl a half feet above the rails. The deck is to have three inside and two outside guard rails as a safe- suard against trains running off the track The rails will weigh eighty Ibs. to the yard. Under the girders on the first abut- ment will be steel rollers to allow for the expansion and contraction of the bridge due to the degree of heat. Fric- tion plates will be under the other girders. Those who have felt nervous be- TWO BOILED EGGS Were All a Runaway Burglar Had to 'Eat in Four Days Golden, B. C., June John Arm- strong, a Scotchman who committed burglary at H. G. Parson's store on the night of the 14th, was arrested at HORSE RUSTLERS BUSY Seitiers in nnacieod District Are Suf- fering Losses Macleod, June is reported here 'that Blake and Miles, well- known ranchers on the north fork of the Old Man river, had a valuable team of horses stolen from their stable one night last week. No trace whatever has been found. Paisley, a Porcupine Hill settler, had a valuable horse taken from his bunch a day or two ago. For some time past that part of the country has been without police protection owing to the scarcity of men at the division headquarters at Macleod, and it is thought that, knowing this, rustlers are beginning to take advantage of the present opportunity. There is talk of the settlers organ- izing a vigilance committee, and if that move is made rustlers can louk for mischief ahead. well conceived measure of reform. One important amendment offered by Mr. Fisher provides that the two i At OUawa commissioners who will have super- vision of all appointments to and promotions in the sei'vice. shall be on thfe same footing as the auditor general with regard to independent tenure of office during good behavior. They can be removed from office only by vote of parliament. During the morning sitting Mr. Tur rilT, drew attention to the Conserva- tive campaign pamphlet which was being franked by thousands to the electors and which contained a speech by Hon. Geo. E. Foster, misrepre- senting in a most unfair manner the facts in connection with the govern- ment disposal of the timber lands of west. Mr. Turriff quoting from the evidence before the public ac- counts committee showed that the statements made by Mr. Foster were absolutely untrue, yet the party ap- parently paid no attention to the facts so long as campaign literature was concerned. Sir. Turriff thought that a different attitude might per- haps be expected irorn 3lr. Borden. but to Mr. Foster no one looked for any display of fairness. The senti- ment loudly cheered by the Lab- oral members of the House. Hon. Sydney Fisher, in moving the second reading of the civil, service bill in the House today gave-the his- tory of civil service reform. Mr. Fisher said that so far as it had been possible he had followed in the civil service the British system, departing from it only when a depar- ture from the items was necessary by reason of difference between old and the new countries. He proceeded review the history of the civil service in Canada since the passage of the first civil service act in 1857. In that time the salaries had not materially altered. All three com- missions which had reported on the bate when it no longer promotes bus- iness or advances the public welfare. extend w any Qf the pri. I and an; vilege of talking as long as they they please, as often as they please, about whatever they please, almost whenever they please and entirely re- gardless of the delay of business. If anyone imagines that sober minded people will bear with an indefinite continuance of this he is apt to be rudely undeceived. If the privilege of free speech were not abused no one would propose to abandon it, for there would be satisfaction in reflect- ing that Canadian legislators were sensible enough to conduct business efficiently without being hedged ab- out by restrictive regulations. But the privilege is abused, abused not only to the neglect of business but to the prevention of business. If members of Parliament will not vol- untarily terminate the abuse, people will demand the termination of the j Pr'nce privilege. At present there seems to ccnciiticns of civil service had SQUIRREL GOT OF BEST THIS CHASE Bit Three Boy Pursuers and Caused Another to Fall and Fracture His Skull Spillimacheen forty-two miles south Golden. He escaped from the con- stable on the way down the same night. Armstrong was recaptured yesterday morning about fifty mile Paterson, N. J., June boys were badly bitten and another is in the hospital with a fractured skull and a broken leg as the result of a chase after a stray squirrel this agreed upon the general principles in- cluding- the appointing of an inde- pendent commission and open compe- titive examination and he expressed confidence that the measure would commend itself to the approval of those who had given the matter thought. Mr. Fisher said represen- tations had been made to him since he introduced the bill by the civil service association in favor of higher salaries. That lie explained, was a.: matter for temporary treatme'nt, and was not to be dealt with in this. The new bill will bring an increase 'of salaries to many now cramped in that way but who would not under the present act be eligible for increas es. The bill would affect about 300 persons, in the present "in- si'de service" and 800 doing similar work at Ottawa in the outside ser- vice. Dealing with the commission, Hon. Mr. Fisher said that it was the intention that one member should be French speaking, and the other Eng- lish speaking. He could not under- stand how any government could have taken any other view at any time. Mr. Foster asked what became of successful candidates left over after all the offices were filled. Mr. Fish- o.r replied that they would be given temporary employment and would be of the effect of the wind as the j ered he had to leave the provisions bridge will be pleased to know that j behind and take to the bush. During there has been allowance made for the four days he had but two boiled this. The general allowance for wind eggs. It is owing to this shortage the construction of j of food that the police can thank for up the valley after giving the police j afternoon. some lessons at hide and seek in thej The squirrel appeared on Elison St. bush. During his freedom he broke into a rancher's house and stole his stock of provisions but being discov- pressure in .bridges is thirty pounds to the square j his early foot but in the construction of this' bridge there is an allowance for a fifty pound pressure. It is calculated for the heaviest trains that will be and for the heaviest wind known even in this country. ns the boys in Public School 6 were dismissed for the day. A score of the Soys gave Driven to bay the squirrel attacked Kenneth Spar- non who retired with a badly cut hand. Willie Bergen was the next vic- tim. His attempt to seize the squirrel resulted in the loss of a piece of flesh Capture. All goods stolen frorn his right wrist. -William Garlick 1 then tried to capture the squirrel and lost a piece of his right cheek. of WISCONSIN SENATORS BREAK La Follette Will Have No More Stephenson and the Latter May Fight. Milwaukee, Wis., June break between Senator Robert Marion La Follette and Senator Isaac Stephen- son is complete. The La Follette ad- herents are making strenuous efforts to k-vp Stephenson out of the Senate The open fight which is being made on Senator Stcphenson is construed to mean that La Follette, who is pri- marily responsible for Mr. Stephen- son's presence in the Senate, has resolved to break all political relations Stephenson men predict Mr. Steph- enson, who is 79 years old, will don his fighting clothss once more. The moves of the La Follette men here moan, it is said, that La Fol- lette will support either W. R. Hat- ten or F. E. McGovern S totes Senator. for United MONTANA'S OLDEST CITIZEN Henry Pauliner, known to all old timers of this district as ''Uncle Har- died at Kalispell on Thursday last, says the Western News of Libby. At the time of his death he was an inmate of the county poor farm and hud been there for several years. Be- fore going there he was a resident of Libby, and for the 1U years or so be- fore being taken to the farm called this his home. At the time of his death he was 104 years old. He was probably the oldest man in Montaia. C. FRANK NEWS Frank, June The C. C. Co. of have shipped from thjir mine to Calgary for the .Dominion hibition a piece of coal in -one block weighing 'pounds. The amount of machinery ond mer- chandise passed at the Cus- toms house during the last eight days was S6, 700.53. The customs receipts on the same was 71. Dr. D. C. Bcchtel of Nanton, Alta., was in town today and that he will take charge of the Lille Col- lieries on the 4th of .luly. lie talcos the place of Dr. O'Hagan who it :s understood is leaving. The squirrel turned and ran up a tree and Matthew Buckley followed. In reaching for the squirrel he lost his balance and fell twenty feet to the pavement, fracturing his skull and breaking a leg. The squirrel es- caped. BAIL RENEWED Vancouver, June bail bonds for Geo. Walkcm were renewed today by Judge Cane in Attorney General Bowser says he will appeal the decision of the full court to the privy council. The department is said to bo in possession of a letter written by Miss Bond in which she says that she swore falsely when she testified that Walkom counselled and- assisted her to committ abortion. A NEW CITIZEN Andrew Tilley, of Stratford, Ont., En- ters into Partnership with H. J. H. Skeith Andrew Tilley, of Stratford, Onta- rio, has entered into partnership with H. J. II. Skeitu, ia llw and insurance business. Mr. Tilley is a distinct addition to the business musical and social circles of the city As an accountant and manager has hud a number of yc-ar experience in manufacturing u.nd wholesale work. He was first associated with the Ca- naiiian General Electric Co. of Tor- onto and Peterboro and was later general manager of the Stratford Clo- j thing Co. He came to Lethbridge to j look after his interests in a large j block of land and expected to re- main only a few weeks but was Bo impressed with the possibilities of the country and particularly with Lethbridge that he has decided to remain to go into pai'tiier.ship with ilr. Skeitb. Mr. Tilley is a Mason and master of Stratford musician he has had a thorough train ing in voice culture and while in To- ronto was choir master of Trinity and Elm St. Methodist Churches. On moving to Stratford he was ap- pointed choir master of Knox Pres- byterian Church which position he resigned about a year ago on ac- count of -pressure of work. He or- ganized and conducted the Stratford' Vocal Society, consisting of 125 voices. BOVRIL renovates the blood and builds up muscle and nerve. It is good for children, athletes and good for all. LADIES RIDE HORSES ASTRIDE eligible for the next permanent pointments open. ap- NAVIGATION ON THE RED Steamer to Run Regularly Between Grand Forks and Winnipeg Emerson, Man., June steamer City of Grand Forks is sched- uled to leave Grand Forks for Winni- peg on July 10 with a cargo of mer- chandise. The boat has been charter- ed for the season and will make reg- ular trips during the summer and fall. This is the first time in 25 Connaught to Marry Duke Daughter London, June has been loyal confirmation at Ascot this week that Prince Arthur of Connaught is engaged to wed tbt, beautiful Miirjorie Manners, daugMor "f 1'uke and Duchess of intimate VK-U'-IS of tue and .Queen. Lady was the only woman invited to sh-irs the rryal li >x on opening day at Ascot with the King and Queen and other members of the royal family. Her presence among the royal family society is ac- cepted as proof of the King's unqual- ified aproval of, and consent to her ladyship's engagement to the English prince. be hope that the abuse will be ter- minated. This indulgence in unending debate subverts the principle of responsible government. It makes the minority the masters of the country, however decisively the country may have de- clined to vest the management of public affairs in their bands. It en- ables them to prevent the will of the people being carried Out, however clearly the will may have been ex- pressed. The principle of responsible government is that the majority of the people should rule through their representatives, the majority in Par- liament. The practice of all govern- ments, responsible or otherwise, is that the men who control the public funds govern the country. Now the talk-as-long-as-you-please about any- 'thing-you-please system of debate em- powers the minority to control the public funds by the simple process of talking about keeping up the talk. This makes them vir- tually the governors of the country. They may starve the civil service, embarass the administration of pub- lic affairs, paralyze the construction of public works and practically tie up the whole governmental machin- ery by the simple expedient of emit- ting language. To admit their right to do so is. to say that the will of themajorlty of the people shall not be carried out, a principle which would not be tolerated for a moment in any democratic country. Yet we extend to them the power what we do not admit they have any right to do. In theory we declare that the majority must rule; in practice we the minority to prevent them from ruling as long as they please. At the lowest estimate a session of Parliament costs the Canadian peo- ple per day. A hundred days wasted in a session means there fore a direct expense to the country of something like two and a half mil- lion dollars. But the direct expense is not the whole bill by any manner of means. Parliament has other bus- iness than the voting of supplies. It has to consider also measures for con serving the general welfare of the people. To blockade supplies is to blockade constructive and preser- vative legislation. The blockade of this legislation is frequently of more public consequence than th'e sessional expense involved. The present block 'ade has held up the Hudson Bay Rail ago when he was a youngster, for he way project and the new Dominion ig 53 years old now> Jn iocal Lands Act, to cite for only two. To jajrs the western countrv these are matters NOT ROOSEVELT'S CHOICE President Not Pleased at the Nomina- tion of Sherman Washington, June is a belief that the nomination of Sherman for second place on the Republican ticket was a disappointment to Mr. Roosevelt and was not according to the steam roller schedule. It is being explained now that he kept his hands off the Vice-Presidential con- test. The fact is that the President was never favorably disposed to Mr. Sherman unless he changed bis mind suddenly. Mr. Roosevelt does not admire Mr. Sherman either as a man or as a statesman and he has not hesitated to say so on .occasions not remote. SHERMAN BOSS Richest Man in Utica, N. Y., and Conducts County Politics to Suit Himself; Gossip from the Metropolis New York, June "Jim" Sherman, nominated for Vice- President by the Republicans, belongs to the Mark Hanna class. Politically he is a very different sort of a man. While he has always been known as a Platt man, and no doubt took care of his district for Platt in strictly state affairs, he is one of the manor lords of upstate politics, a sort of ruler you do not find In any other state, and not in all parts of this state. Sherman is Utica's richest man, and was its mayor twenty-five years or so of tremendcvs importance. One tou- ches the question of getting the crop to market. The other touches the j is an absolute party boss; his supremacy is never questioned and his rule is generally good. He is one of perhaps a dozen or fif- teen upstate rulers of the kind, pa- question of getting settlers on the sort of chap5 Wh0 decree who may be this Or that from sheriff to vacant lands. The postponement of these might easily mean that one or the other laid ox'cr, would have to bo snouJd strong op- dcvclopcd against years that the Red River has beenj used for navigation and many of thej pioneers will be reminded of the early days. Municipalities along the route are being notified to have their cable lowered so as not to ueiay the. steam- er. position be them. This the country would aot get the benc- fit of these projects until a year lat- road surveyor, from state senator to village postmaster. He dispenses all patronage, selects all candidates and, on the other hand usually puts up would mean that i moat of the 'funds. BOY TOOTED AS HE BREATHED Swallowed Toy Whistle and Then He Became a Human Calliope Cr el.e arft jnvjled to a con- SOLDIER ON PARADE Nelson. General Lake reviewed the initial parade here today of the newly formed 102nd reg- iment composed of two Nelson com- panies and a company each from Ross- land and Kaslo, formerly known n.s the Rocky Mountain rangers. The regiment turned out well under Lieut. Col J. Holmes, of Kaslo and Ma- jor Stewart of Nelson. Philadelphia, June resounded triniugi! the- of 4 year old Hyman Goldberg, 606 Gerrit street, for two days. His mother discovered that the flute-like notes were due. to the inhalation and ex- halation of the breath of her son. Physicians tried the usual meth- ods for removing the whistle from the youngster's insidos, but they failed, and yesterday the X-ray wns resort- ed to. It showed that there really wns a toy "tootcr" in his esophagus, where it wns tightly lodged, nrnl it re- quired a delicate operation to dis- lodge it. time of the present session. But should the measures be postponed the feTCnce at Rumiymeacl. country would suffer both the direct expense and the loss from their posl poncment. These are only two of the measures at present tied up, and for every such measure, the country must er than the benefit should be felt. To the farmers on the prairie it is not extravagant to say that the loss in- Sherman belongs to the aristocracy of politicians. He is not a mixer, be- cause he does not have to mix, and for the same reason lie is not a trim- mer. Sherman and kind make cidunt to a vear's nostoonement of: these measures would be more than but ]ike the barons of old, the state the indirect expense of the wasted j boss must prctty much as they BASEBALL PLAYER HURT Newark, N. J., June Murray, right fielder of the Buffalo Eastern League, is in St. James lios- delov. pay, directly and indirectly, for Newark, with a fractured skull ias a result of being hit by a pitched ball in a game with Newark today. At the hospital tonight it was said he was in a serious condition. DROWNED AT PEARCE The girls from the Oklahoma prai- rie with the 101 Ranch. Wild West Show, which will be here on July 2, ride their iiorses astride. The side saddle in unknown in. the big stables of, the Miller Brothers. Comfort, safety and health argue for the cross-seat, ia the minds of these young women., who spend more hours ahorse than under roof. Jewell 3tix, a 101 Ranch, belle, than whom no. mounted cowboy is more fearless or skillful, sounds the praise and popu- larity for the cross-saddle as follows: The side-saddle is fast being rele- gated to the oblivion of the hoop- skirt of our grandmothers, and all women lovers of the horse should re- joice. False modesty instigated both' the hoop skirt and the side saddle. Comfort and grace and freedom of movement condemn them. both. Astride riding had its origin in this country on the'vast reaches of the western prairie. There it is a practical necessity. The -western, wo- man is frequently in the saddle for. hours at a. time. She acts as mail- carrier and purchasing agent for the household, and the trading points are generally miles distant from, the ranch house. Often she joins in the" roundup of the cattle, in which she is as proficient as the cowboys, and it is not unusual for her to take a twenty-mile jaunt -for visit or festi- val of the plains. Ko woman endure these equestrian undertakings in the side-saddle, with its impossi- bility of changing position. There is some innate prejudice in the minds of the feminine residents of the cities against the cross-seat, but the example of the woman of the prairies is fast overcoming it. We girls of the 101 Ranch wno are now- touring the country notice in the parks and on the highways that our sisters are fast abandoning the for- mer favorite seat. Astride riding is now being taught in all, prominent riding academies and many saddlery houses have en- tirely stopped the manufacture of the side-saddle on account of the small demand. They are producing a dainty padded cross-saddle. In the livery stables, too, it is un- usual to find a side-saddle. A well- known stableman in Oklahoma City, Qkia., told me that he- would not per mit a side-saddle to be placed on his- horses. The unevenly distributed weight of the body in side-saddle, ie- said, frequently -wounded the 'norse'sr back and the strain caused internal injuries. The tight girthing required, for the side-saddle in order to keep it from slipping, he added, had done permanent, harm to several of his an- imals. The long equestrian skirt, necessary for wear with the side-saddle, is a dangerous adjunct. If the hoi se falls it is impossible for the rider to pro- tect herself. The flowing cloth be- comes entagled in and the rider is at the mercy of her fran- tic prostrate mount. It is generally an easy matter for the woman yith divided skirt to free herself from, the cross-saddle of a fallen horse. I recall a New York Society wo- rnan whose name is familiar all over the country as an owner oi uluoucd saddle horses, who spent several months on the 101 Ranch last fall. She brought her sidesaddle with her and was quite scandalized at the sight of us girls galloping over the plains in cross-seats. In a week .tke had returned her side-saddle east and was sounding the manifold praises of the cross saddle. She discovered that the only purely natural position was in the saddle of the. ranch. She has never before appreciated, she said how cramped and twisted her body had been and how its normal funtiOns had been retarded. She found, too, that she was able to dismount and rest and remount again, whether ulOnG or toil clod, ancl she found that when one position became tire- some there wore a variety of others she could assume. I am sure a trial will speedily con- vince the most skeptical woman of of the cross-saddle over the side-sad- dle. Its adoption assures the of punishment of both rider and mount. Maelood, June sad drowning I acidont occurred today at Poarco, about, fight miles ea.st of hero. Robert Laing, aped fifteen years, and his little brother wore playing along the Bolly when the elder boy fell in and was carried down by the swifc cur- rent. Tlu: body in the dav. was recovered later RUN OVER Hamilton, Ont., BY WAGON June Mere, a young married man, was per- haps fatally injured last night. While driving home ono wheel of his heavy wagon fell off causing the horses to run away. The wagon passed over jhis body crushing it badly. CHIEF CLERK PROMOTED Montreal, June Alexander, for a long time chief clerk under Sir Wm. Van Home, and later under Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, has been ap- pointed assistant treasurer of the C. P. R. in sticossion to Mr. Suckling, appointed treasurer. ;