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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta TngeS THE iBTIIBMPflE DAIItY HERALD New Jerseys Governoi (Continued .'roin front Previous to this Stone speaking for ballot Clark, Senator liis delegates and Wilson's choice in tha next few minutes a foregone conclusion. Forty-sixth Si Wil- .ton, 990 Harmon, 2 absent, 2. Convention adjourned until 9 p.m., svhim. nominations for Vlce-President Si-Ill be u.ade and a platform adopted. -The forty-third ballot jive Wilson 11 gain of 108 and Clark a.loss.of 101. jjndenvood lost The forty-fouitb 'ballot jut Wilson 96J votes away from ft nomination. His. vote les. t struck us. The noise was like forty million shrieking, howling devils let loose; the rain- fell in torrents, the lightning flashed with blinding bril- it became so dark that I no- ticed through the windows that'lights bad been turned on in many houses. At the sauie moment there was a roar of thunder and. the; falling of bricks as both the chimneys, of our house gave way before the storm, and fell with a crash on .both sides of the house. At the same, moment, the'tele- phone and light and power wires ruu- ruuing through the lane at the rear of the house became broken and tangied and added to the honor of the scene; by becoming short-circuited by the pools of water and creating a very alarming pyrotechnic display almost up against the garage door, Power, of Wind Irreiistible The power of the (wind was irresist Ibl'e. It nicked off the roofs of houses and after splintering them into niatchwood, landed'them two blocks ana) It picked up the side walk on Fourteenth avenue, and de- posited it in a neighboring vaid, if ripped off carpets in some houses and blew them through the 'breeches in the walls into the street, and, in one case, carried a large green plush car- pet up among the telephone wnes a cross the road; it .telescoped four large name houses on Lome street, the last house 'turning completely over on its side; it wrecked several auto- mobiles that stood outside their own- ers' doors, and did things-that seem absolutely incredible in fact, it de monstrated thit us power to be feaied and dieaded, as almost the most irresistible A. row boat was picked up .bodily on the 'ake, and canned down to Vic toria Park, where ii lay on the grass showing signs of damage it sustained in its wild career "through the; storm of whirling timbers. Up in tront of the Parl ament build ings, eight cars of cement, which were standing on the G T P siding were blown, completely off the track. Boise that lias standing outside the Kluj s Hotel blown clean tlnough the door of the rotunda much to the astonishment of-the guests The wholesale section east of the Monarch I mnbe-i Co on Dendnev street, is knocked as flat as a pan- cake. All Pracllcally every warehouse on Dewdney street west of there de stroyed. What had been an imposing array of fine nalehouses and modern brick structures Is nov, a mass of ruins The Monarch Lumber Oo.'s and yard was badly wrecked lust at the real of this on Hamilton stieet, the Rogers Lumbei Co s sheds are Uige 1> destroyed, and nothing hut the con crete ioumlatlon remains The street is strewn with the roofs of houscs.and buildings Wires and noles make a network of the street, and render It impassable Ackerman Building Continuing on Dewdney street, the lofty Aokerman block, onlv erected last nas sadh injured The roof was torn completely off md the top storey walls thrown (rom their height to the ground many feet away The rear of the building was also car ried awa> Cartage Building The Regln. Cartage Co.'s warehouse, a smaller building, was also partially destroyed. The Laird .Building, in which was housed the Western School Supply Co, ind the Canadian Cohioll dated Rubber Co., was destroyed al- most completely, with the main en- trance standing on Dewdney street standing with its conspicuous brass sign-plates disclosing the names of the former occupants of the building.. Iron Building Hard Hit The Rumely Company's warehouse, a galvanized iron structure, was laid flat on tho ground, but the heavy farm implements stand out among the ruins. C'.'.S. flyman's plant also suf- fered the devastating force of the tornado. A -boxcar from one of. the ,pur tracks carried by the terrific force of the wind, is lodged upon the top of the ruins. The Cusning Bros, and planning. factory, a wooden group of 'buildings, are level- led to the ground and trace of the large buildings' can be seen. An ele near the Cushir.g Co.'s building Is also tadly marred and will not be rebuilt. Fire Hall Wall Goes' The Fire Hall. No. 2, on the north side, only erected last year, is also ini- tially destroyed The north wall is completelj gone from the upper storj, and the Iurnlshings ol the rooms are plainly visible. In 'this building on rows of injured were sheltered un- til conveyed to ihe hospitals .and.oth- er places of refuge The Toronto Type next door, was also shattered in places and will need to be practically rebuilt. Flour Mills Standing The Capital City Flour JIills, also a cohered building, is still standing, but in many places bears the marks of the disaster WJiole sheets of steel tm e been torn from the w alls of the building. Railways Sadly Crippled The railways will be sadly jcrippled for some time to come The freight sheds of the C P H, a long loiv structuie ueailv a block m length is gone completsls Piles of merchan dise remain where once the building stood In one end of this building ere the freight offices, and e also gone Of the C P R round house nothing remains. On the North Side The north side of the city was com- pletely demolished knocked flat from Mclntyre street on the west ot Ham ilton street on the east side and north to the outskirts of the city. Soon aftei the cjolone had passed fires broke out in several places and the people had great difficult} in ei capmg On Hamilton street several houses were destroyed Parliament Building Not Escape Wrtck Even the massive Parliament Build ings, did not eicapa unscratched The building itself stood the strain, but the windows on the south side wore smashed in, with the .result that rnanj of the hollow tile portions were torn considerable damage done in several.'of the departments. Tha damage 'vn1! principally in the Museum, attached to the Department of Agriculture, the Government Print- el s Office, the Law Library, and Mr Mahonev's office In the Gen eral's Department, part of the Depart ment of Railways and Telephones, and part of the Education Department The skylight In the Letlnlative As neinbly chamber was broken and some damage done In o'Jtce of the clerk of AMeniWy. Clerks employed in the various dc- partmmts enumerated above, who can be spared and are not absolutely required for workxln the city, are're- quested to icport for dub this morn ing to assist In the work of tepalring the damage done. Among the beautiful homes de- stroyed were those of Judge Lamont, Premier 'Scott, Kelso Hunter, W. F. Kerr, W. Moore, and many others ill the locality of. Smith street. City Council (Continued from front page) J79 S93 Debenture interest School's Total Ratei Attei deducting estimated revenue other and allowing for discounts, we recommend the follow 1116 ratel 1912 1911 Municipal 984 Eebenture 6 44 I SO School 70 22.00 15.00. The increase in rate is due to the consei assessments and to the reduction of piofits fiom our ntil ities due to lowering of latea Youi committee recommend that a discount of ten pei cent be allowed on all tales (except poll tax) if paid on or befoie Novembei Ijth 1'IIJ Enlarging City Limits Your committee furthei recommend, ir view of the numbei of subdHiilons now offeied, and to tie offered for sale, that steps be taken to incorporate same withm'the oil) limits, as oui various engineering schemes can be, designed to serve same and that no tice be ghen that an application will be made at the next session of the Provincial Legislature to extend the limits of the city to include all that porl'on of the Lethbridge School DIs tnct No 31, Is ing east of the Belly Ruer excepting that poition of Sec) tion IS, Tp S, Range 21' on the south H conclusion desne to impress on the various committees the absolute necessity of keeping within the appro priations hereby recommended Respectfully submitted, (Sgd 1 C B Bowman, Chairman Wants Police Commission Chief Gillunie is not satisfied lo the police depaitment regulated h; the council He wants a police commission In a lettei lo the coun cil today he recommended the appoint ment of such a body 10 roeubte the citj's police affairs suggesting i com mittee ot three, with A judge of the Supieme Court as chalrmai The council vlll think aboul IhP matter, but no steps will be taken at present: Increase Some Licences Chief Gilleapie also some changes in thp licence I" law The present license foi snows and cil cubes is so fixed tliat a license can be evaded Me vauti the lirense, fee Foi all circuses ant shows of tlMl nature fixed J203 ,ier dai Tie Chief also asks that the whole be amended so that changes nrav be madeJn license regulating milk ven dors etc The C W Co, were awarded the. contract for the sewers1 for 1 It was decided to sell the woolen mill muchmen for UD.OOO A MOTHER OF; PARLIAMENTAR- IANS (Toronto Saturday '.N.ight) ,The election by acclamation this week of V A K C of flarrie member for the Dominion riding of South Simcoe, to nil the -vacancy created by the elevation "to" the -On- tario Bench of Mr. Hnughton Lennox, wai a foregone conclusion In a ran iLltueiKry which .has -a normal Con- servative majority of over one Ihous and. The was gerrj aiandered Mine years ago b> the Lau rier government, the Tory town of Barrio being taktn from North Simcoe to make the seat ..of the then Liberalaiember iniiihat'his- toric riding more secure. that Barrio will almost certainly put back in Simcoe at the, next redistribution was used .by :pro- inment pai ty men in the central and southern jiart of "South Simcoe, ai an argument against the nomination of: a Barue man, but Mr. forces weie scrongly organized for the con vention held 'a couple ot and he was the lucky survive! of tha ten or moje ballots raquired before! the choice finally made. success serves to recall the fact that foi' its size the town ot Has turned out more able nrobablv anj other community in the Dominion The one who row to the highest honors was the late- Senator Sir James R Gowan, died ai nonogenanan only tw o or three 3 ears' ago, after an exceptionally useful career Two others, -who left polit- ical life to end their dass peacefully In the snug retreat of the shrievaltv of the county ot Simcoe, were tha ]a.te T O McConkei, former if P. for North Simcoe and the late Hon Charles Durry, Miniate! ot Agricul ture in the llowat government The late D Alton JlcCartb> one of the most brilliant lawjeis and disting- uished parliamentarians m Canada s history, and the late Mi Justice Wm urant, former M P for Certti e .To lonto both raiided and practiced law m Bairic for jears U Col Wfli.m 0 Siren the veteran soldier and legis latoi who wns D'Alton McCarths s light liund mall among the "Nobla Thirteen' is Mrtualh a Barnette, his home being hut miles from the town, in the picturesque village of Shanty Baj Among the older membeis or members of legisiti the bodies who bv birth, reildence or education may he enrolled as Bairie men are 'W H Bennett, M P for East Simcoe Leighton C, Me Carthv ex M P a nephew of D'Alton McClrth> and his successor as North Simcoe's represenlathe, T Herbert M P P for North York the late Andrew Ihecamphell, M PP W bert 15 Dunenl now of and formerlv M P for Algonja, E A Llt'de exMPP for Cardwell, and I B Tudhope, ex M P P tor Bast Sim- coe i Garment Hospital Sick garments made nil! If jour sleeves are out of Place, we reset them Mtsoui coats are broken down build tnem up jnd give them new life If your Skirts aie ill guanntee a curs Our the Our balms cure eUls thai w earing apparel (ls to Patterns ordor Alto tn onr cleaning and preolng department. 'i J. HildrethiCo. Hlgh-Cliu Ladiit' and Man'i ;