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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald J Vokme V. Letbbridice. Alberta. Tneriday. July 2.1912, Number 171 WOODROW WILSON THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE SASKATCHEWAN PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS WERE NOT) DESTROYED TO ENLARGE G1Y BOUNDARIES VANIMAN'S DIRIGIBLE BURST; IIVE LIVES WERE DESTROYED Great Balloon Upon Which Noted Aviator Pinned His Hopes of Crossing the Atlantic Broke in Two in Spectacle Witnessed by Hundreds of People 'Atlantic Citjj, NJ. July of three thousand spectators, the bis dirigible ballocjn" Akron, was shatter by the eiiilosion of the gas bag 638 morning half a mile off Molvin Vint airship with t! the Atlantic O! jcon Talet. nan. who had built the .of flying.across Calvin Vaniman, his Fred Elmer, Wai ter Guest and ,George BcfurtllHon, hia crew, were instantly killed No trace of their bodies has been discovered The dirigible was sailing at a beight ot one thounftnil feet, and had been in SINGLE TAX BOTHERS BARONS Two r Councillors Resign j Appeal to' Honl Stewart" Barons, July 2. The legislature iJidn't do Barons a good turn when it passed a law mtotcug single tax. 141 least, that is .ihe view beld here Barons needed the assessment on land and buildmgs to raise itoe necessary revenue. It is claimed that the as- sessment last year placed the market aaluo on real and the council jrloesn't see whele the assessment is io come irpm upun winch to make the fcecessary levy V crisis hu been precipitated by llhe resignations ot roltncillois Welsh and McKay, -who to sent un- der the circtmtwtances This leaves the council without a quorum and vt is that' no else will consent to run. Thr is m favor of ap- pealing to fche new minister of muni- cipalities, asking the derailment to in and solve the peiplcung proh Ifm iBarons IB m one of the finest tgncultural districts in the province BIUJ with the ram now falling, a jumper year is assured It is not a question of finance so much as how Ito adapt 'the existing ciric conditions to. the nen lav. Barons has been borrowing monev to make improie- meVifs and a larger levenue is ncedel tins GAS TURNED INTO THE PIPES PRESSURE ON BOW ULANO-LETH BBIDttlACTION EM- INENTLY PLEASING Gas was turned into the world's tiiggesfc pipe lint for the nrst lime on featurdaj last And there is no ribubt that Calvary and intervening points gci gas fiom Island. The gas was turned on m the Bow Island-Uthbndgc section, thp firRl n.ilcs to the river north of tfcc city Stalling off at a pres- sure of 350 pounds, which was the h ghesl po.ni leached, fhe lowest. 260 powndft, thus giving a lesl which niorc than pleased the officials of Hie company The fealmc of the -Usl was thai the pressure the fcame at both ends of the line tcstrd, hcmg the same at the river 3s at the vclis The gas was not lighted on SaUr-1- rial but it was rvpected that will E-HC A ricinonslra- tioii at an carh dale. the air since.ti.lo cident cKcuwed She was aViuaitei of a south which is iicroas the; Inlet froni this city. It burst near .the''middle. A iniaBs of flames hid ship from for a apace of about ten The ten jnilHon dollar, dirigible, ing. out from a doxen--sections as it collapsed. It fluttered-for mcment, and then streaked down after In the descent .something which ap peared to be the a man, shot out to the left of 'the, wreckage, .and hit the water before the rest or descending mast) It as reported that tins tas the headless bodj of _Calvin Vaniman. H invisible while the air about spot where she bad h'qvering seemed to be all flames. The fire disappear- ed, and then the -ship, -outlined -ag- ainst sun's seemed to fall like a plum. .Twisting in. a long sprawl was the bag, a smelling mass of rubbei and silk, with flumes thoot At 5.20; a.m., -the .message: was re- layed from r.escuers that ,'this body had be'eii recovered.' Wifh; it' ca.nie the statement from Lambert of; the Abaecou Fed- oral Life-Saving. crew that this -was that four other members of the crew nere entangled in the, wreckage beyond'reach for the.pre- sent in eighteen feet-ot water. Thous- ands of persons fdom even paft of fcbe reaort are gathered along: the Inlet boardwalk, and about the Vanlinan cottage just across from the hangar at me inlet, wnere Mn Vaniman col lapsed and became unconscious from the shock. The flight was the second that airship had taken this year. After tinkering all winter on: the ship, Mr. Vaniman took the Akron out for-a short flight on Saturday morning, June 1. At 'time the balloon nearly .wrecked by some of the me: chaniam going wrong, but it was land- ed without serious mishap. NEW JERSEY'S GOVERNOR IS THE MAN Sensational' Struggle End- ed'With the 46th Ballot THRILLIRG SCENE FIVE PERSONS WERE KILLED IN ________ DIRIGIBLE BALLOON ACCIDENT. VJVBTWORD PICTURE OF REGINA'S AWFUL HORROR Scene of Desolation Follows in Wake of Destroying Filled With Injured and Morgues With Dead-Many Beautiful Homes Razed to Ground DUM iAUGHT Tension Broke With Con- vention Bifcaking into 'Demonstration Baltimore, J.nlj_2 Wil- son is tho nominet of the Democratic foi prfsidcnt of the Unit- ed States; The end of the out fifht can.c .tills vhcn on tlio on the Hrd billot irlkcie.such a as selection Spositneh sute Hhen the contention a prolonged demonstration all the moie of the factional lines prolonged bal- loting The end uith the 46th ballot. The oting was t ballot VETERANS Interesting Function ranged for Coming Vis-, it of His Highness ol a gralilutig chaiacter to the. Hat veterans was reccneu today Mr_L -L-Asquith, lion sec'relan ot the Letbhridge Vet- erans' Brigade. Sometime ago' Mi Asiiuith wrote His Roval Highness, aslnng lnm to do the .1 eternns tile honol of inspection on the occasion of liis visit to Lethbridge.; thli coming fall. The following letter was recened today A Montieal, ,June Dear am desired In the Gen einor-General to acknowledge receipt of letter of tbc 32nd instant, and to inform icu in icply that His Renal Hijliness will be pleaded to make A brief inspection of the Letli- bndge Compani Veterans' Bugarte TMien in Leth'Jiidge this Colonel Low ther will date and paruculais later on I am, Yoius fnlthfulh, Arlhui V Sladen, Privlte fteCLelary There are about seventy nienibeis in the I ethbudge company, and it is proposed to bend itations to the association of Plncher Creek and Macleod, and all otheis, within icasonable distance of Lcth- hridge The local officers gicath appieciale it if all in the cit> not now enrolled would irake application join, so that all who borne aims foi the empire would enjoy .the privilege of parading on the occasion of the of Ills Hojal Highness THE MOVING OF .-.FRANK .J 329, Wilson, ?8i Harmon, 38, Fos's" 37 j Brvan, 1, Kein, ahsent, half. r Iforty-fourth hallot flllson, 6211 Undoiwood, 99 Harmon, 27 Foss, 27 j Fitzgerald! ot Xev. Yorfc, that i oil'call be dispensed v rth' and nom- Frank, July to' Inatibn "be ivarie bv acclamation, reports circulated here, -the1 b.illol was taken and G P R is to. give eacli dent of. this town, who has .to' to the possibility of disaster from Turtle tain a site free in the tnwnaite, and the government .will to assist in moving buildings, or to build new .houses in cases where the present buildings caunot be moved. Pennsylvania swung to Alison, giving him'a tojral of votes' At !33X o'clock, Chan man James deciarej Woodrow Wilson, New the unanimous choice of the convention rfhe official count of the 15th bal- lot was 306, 633, Undcr- 97 Harmon, 37 Foss, 37. 1 (Continued on page Regina, July most authen- tic record that on be obtained of Sun- day's great catastrophe the death roll at 26, with. 20 missing, some of whom may yet turn up. None of the Injured in the hospitals are In serious condition, and few, if any, deaths ate expected. Among the are Miss Davidson, of Prince Miis'N. nurse; .S. P. Jones, Robert Blacfcc. wife and child; Hawtherly, Wm. Bullock; W. McDougall, ard five children, and Mr. Havers, the city office. riegina. July was about the middle of the afternoon when the stotm was first seen coming over the ckj from the south It came in sections, one fiom the southeast and the other horn the west Taking it to be the usual midsum- mer thundcrntoim, no one paid much atte-ution to it, other -than lo close down tiieii windows and go iato Uie house One or two boaters out on the lake endeavoring to overpowering heat ot the cltv. The ttorm was not greatly uoUced at first but when the llfihtnlnj com- ing closer, some of the boats to make leisurely lor the shore In to a greatly in With a. general as- sessment at the present time of ap- proximately the City s credit is Next-jear's assessment mil be J20, or Qter The council feeL BUIC of thdt Their line of credit uih then he So that Lethbndge HI borrowing power to the good v hen talk SM inga round to a cit> hall and a water, system, r -Fixed Charges Cause Increase .The-tax rale is 7 mills higher than last jeai in spite of tbc fact that the deficit is not cared for tins jear the council dccld ing1 to carry it over mitll 1913. The'greatest increase is in the cur- rcnl' expense of the running. of the. Last.year the current or general rate oulj jO mills Thlfc year It has doubled, bringing it to-D.84; The 'debenture interest, always n fixed charge, has also increased bj about during the jeai, owing to the debenture issue of 1911 The dehentuie tax rate has accoidlngl; jumped fiom ,1 SO mills to G44, aTi in ciease of nearly 2 mills The school inte is veiy sstiufacton, having in- creased only 02 of a mill Committee Report In connection with tne tnx rate the following repoit was submitted bj the finance committee. We, your finance committee, beg to report 'as follows. Committee'Estimates 1912 Your comittee recommend the adop- tion of the following es-Mmates for tne year: License arid Police committee Publicity Commfltee Henlth Committee Fire Committee Works and Properly Com. Fhiancc salaries, sundries (Continiird on. T An Urgent Appeal For Aid The citiient of Lethbridje hivtt now the opportunity of m material (Mhion their ing and iympnthy with the en through the diiaittr which hii trreipectlve ef the Ion of Mfe, Including In lt> list, poisibly a breadwinner, there ii the great deitructlon of homes and builnein houses, re- presenting the hard-earned say- ings of those who possessed them. .Unfortunately, this meant a total loss, for, under the pro- vision' of the Act of God, It Is not covered by insurance policies. There are, again, the injured to For them there a long sojourn in hospital, .with its .attendant and loss of time for labor or business 'We' have .been shocked and startled .by the sudden calamity. It has come home to us, probably, more than any other, in that the sufferers belong to a slater and adjoining province. .Help is ur- gently needed, and it Is incum- bent to take bur thire in the mtasurtt for alleviating the present suffering. Let each give as far as or her will allow. i All addresaed to Herald acknowledged Its tssuMo'and forwarded to tiAfk Miyor of Rtglna. The first (it atlont are: 1 now Htrild Printinp Co.r Ltd. i ih on t A M. J, tj C. P. R. Will i Line Through _ South Country at Once Mr D Coones, western superintend- ent of the CPH tclfgrapli, Calgao, Mr. S M Thurston, inspector, Medi- cine TUt, anri T "vlcfCdy, general fore- man, were in the having leturncd tiom a trip thf Cards- ton line iSppakmg to the Herald Mr, Coones amiounteii that the south countrv to Cardston is to be gtrcn a telegraphic sen ice. Up to now there has been no telegraphic service south of Stirling Mr Coones has arrang- ed foi 'die construction OL lines v Cardston, winch make a Direct cjicuit from Calgarj The poles '.ire hcmg distrihutert and the superintend- ent1 cvpccts the svstew to be com- pleted within thiito dajs aftei work starts Heavy wire? will be strung and agents he placed at Magr.ith, 'Coulee, Cardston and other points 1 his s -K ill be bailed with plea- sure bv the people of the south coun- tn, up to nov, have been unable to icarh the oulsule vorld ol-her than by, mail or telephone. l "r .Speaking of the moving'of trains by telephones, Mr Coones that U is a complete success The tueen Diinnmic -Junction vand brnlgc wiH be completed stibrtly and hams on this division" all bo by telephone. has been announced wires arc being strung to handle the trams on the mam line from Swift Cuirenl to Field telephone, and Cupf, Coones hasn't thr slightest .ioubt, at. to the success of the stem A DELIBERATE LIE Mr. X. H. Murray, speaking' today of a story published about a windstorm at v'son's Siding on Sunday, the roof off hifa describing the ic stricken, and rnsh cellar for shelter ie, it Not 011- but L malldous 'tntor'l lllnm' two. y each. HARVEST WILL BE BUMPER ONE From Told Rosy s' says, is m head, and presents the fin- est appearance of any crop of winter wheat he has ever raised m Alberta.; The rain has come at the right time to help'in out. and with; two or three weaks'good _ er, with plenty of sun, he sais will give a record-breaking yield.-.) Other the dlstnct are-'juit The oats are backward, but Mi. tblnlw-tlwy. will develop into a during this month. yortli of llagrath, there fields which are not standard, but much will depend on the weather for the next few weeks' East of Letnnndge, the jubilant over the present rains. From Lethimdge to Taber has been the diouth strips, but without eicep- tion the crops have just an good opportunity of coming along now" for a good average j ield as had at this time one ago. ot ber there has never been s, munaur, as there has been plenty'oC rain Epuug, and some record may; be expected in" the Grassy Bow Island dlstikts. on Pije i.) PROPHET WITH HONOR JN CITY; C. B. BOWMAN RESIGNS M6TEORJ" OLOQICAL AGENCY AFTER TEN YEARS' SERVICE. After ten tears as meteorological ohscner lirre, during uhich time Lr a single dai's" icrord of either temporal lire or precipitation missed, Aid C li Bowman lias gu- en up (he position Mr Bowman was one ol the best "prophets" in Southern .mil his reooliii, arc most valuable ab an iilvcrtismg medium. now on all meteorological leading he kept In Supt W' H. 1 airfield ol (lie I-Xpemr'cntal a eoitipletc set ot instru- ments loi tho purpose Mr. Falrflcldt lias been keeping the p.ist in connection d'lticb a' 'superintendent ol mt the .complete n.an's office "ill be iUc4 to Ua ;