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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta rv. Lethbridge. Thursday, Jnly Xiuiiber 11SH FIRES LEAVE AWFUL TRAIL OF DEATH UlTING UP MONEY tfj LOCAL Jquor Men Gladly Sub- scribe to a Fund ind Keep Good Hotels is. Association's Adyice July vic- ,of the province have com- d then organization and have :r bed over to fight the option.campaign which the Tern and Moral Reform l.rague jjbposes to institute, laid .J. R. Teviotdalc, secretary of Licenced .Victuallers' association, I'c; are keen for 7i fight and the soon it is brought on the better we 1 be pleased. I yju informed that Temperance and Moral Reform have decided to liinit their op- to twtT districts, namely, the extending from Fort Sas- VOt -.IvrtLttV _ to l.loydminster and from BOW ISLAND IS EXCITED NOW (Special to the Island, July village is all astir over the fact that a choice piece of ground adjoining tlie present village was sold to a syndi- cate of Winnipeg men who purpose sub dividing it into town lots and placing them on sale, at the earliest possible date. Taking this in connection with the factt thai other parties are look- ing over the land here, it looks as though something was on :lhe tapis, and in consequence real estate is on the jump, and everybody is figuring on a big rise in the values of prop- erty and are going to hold on uni.il tlie future shows what is going to be done here We may not be going lo get the C.F.R. shops, but it looks, as though Uiere is something in the wind in that direction. The piece of land that was purchased is a.most desir- one that can. be easily" to and from We- j subdivided and will make 'most- -dcsir- to Carstairs, taking in the investments. -the inch lines Weiaskjwin to I'ro- In reading about the crops in and'along to Castor. There are dp SO .and hotels in that 'and iiqiipr dealers intend ttf i arV ;hl of, their right's are that' we .vill ji property. Tbo amount of capital one of the largest injiie history these, two ,dis nf this, phuniriv-'1." Hotelkcep- do propose to forfeit without a fight." their meeting of the at which C. II. Uclangcr, of the association and at which a majority of the liquor men of the province were SCENE OF 01 OF WORST IN CANADA It is Estimated That Tkree Hundred Lives Were Lost and Several Million Dollars Worth ofProperty' Destroyed HORRIBLE SUFFERINJJF PENNED IN PEOPLE Terrible Scenes on the Streets of porcupine as Men and Women Rushed.About All Ablaze--Mmers CaugKt in a Shaft-Mother With Child Retuses to go to Safety Until Husband is Rushes Relief to Devastated District of Properties Wiped Out oft bis con n try. A t the p resc n t grain, is is nearlv all headed out and thcjieads of good v, Tlie Masons organized a-lodge here last night and start off with a% good number on the roll, with several ap- plications to be acted ___ The teachers for .the it was decided to oppose the engaged last week, Miss Gilchrist of ipaign of the Temperance and Mor j Bow Island, as the .senior' teacher, Reform league and over 100 hotel-land Miss of Warner, as guaranteed SI.000 each to a iisnil junior. protect their rights. Curing discussion at the meeting hotelmen were impressed with necessity of keeping tlieir hotels to thu best possible standard, r were advised to pay less at- ion to the local Temperance and al Reform league and devote their and energies to improving ac offered by tlieir houses to rigidly pbscrve the law. Tlie tnsed Victuallers association of province recognizes fully tlie ne- ity of doing trade on a clean and id business basis of improving properties nnd meeting tlie pub- for good and well regulat- FIGHT PICTURES Toronto, July 13. brder-in- covncil passed by tlie cabinet of the province of Ontario, is not of surtici- ent force to stop the exhibition of the .Jcffries-.Johnson nght .-pictures, according to the announcement of Morson. The judgment' of the judge is upon appeal' from' the "deci- sion of I'olice Magistrate G. T. Den- ison, convicting Alexander McLean. [RANGE SPECIAL WRECKED g SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED -Ttily. a score excurSslonlsts. who had gone from city and Strathcona to Red Deer r the Orangemen's celebration, wero 15 Injured last evening when the Edmon- h special on the C..P. K. was hurled i the ditch about a mile from Pon- The entire train was derailed, of the injured were women and most of whom were taken Wetaskiwin In an emergency spec- made 'up of a locomotive and ca- MSbose. The Known Injured k young son of Mayor Arthur Davis Strathcona, broken leg. Grace Thomas, Wetaskiwin, >ip- Charles Kolb, Wetasklwln, In- jtered leg. chnd of Itobpr? Ward, of We- Illiiklwln. .Injury ,to hand. and Mrs. Bt-n Miller. ,wJn, scratches anu bruises. of Wm. Miller, hend. and woman, unknown, each -Vwatering from a broken leg. There a number of bthera who fluffor- nilnor injuries' and It Is estimated that the total cnsiialties will exceed twenty. Drs. Robinson; Walker and Norddy of Wetaskiwin 'went to the depot to meet the wreck special and administered first aid to the Injured who were rushed Immediately to the hospital or their homes. The train contained about throe hundred excursionists of whom fifty were from Wetaskiwin. Of that num- ber 'ten were hiirt. The accident oc- curred at 8.30 as the special was ap- proaching Ponoka. The tender is sairi to have been the first to leave the track, dragging with it .both coaches hehind and the engine in from. The last coach did not leave the road bed. although they were derailed. Other coaches" ever went completely into the dUob. The train Is said to have trail- Ing at a good rato accident occurred, of and Iu-r small were both pushed from the Vindowjof ihc by which they and escaped practically without injur- ies. Mrs. Curling ascribes her for- tunate'escape to 'he circumstances of being shoved through the window. .noon y-s-rsy -ar means of estimating the dead Dome the.manaaer and 'Mrs. Meek, Capt. Lawson' the c the.exception 'safe. The followinn is a partial summary of the disistrou. fjres in the Porcupine dittrict yesterday. The known dead are: DROWNED IN PORCUPINE LAKE MERviN STRAIN. Haileybury. R- -B. ANDREW La RUE. NATHAN HAAS, mining .engineer, Spokane. SUFFOCATED TO DEATH ANGUS BURT, assayer.'west Mrs. ROBERT rA. WEISS, manaqer. of and threC ycar CAPTAIN JACK Dome mine. and Wlfe- V -S JOSEPH FLETCHER, United 'porcupine. C. E. ADAMS, Philadelphia Mine. sY. WM.- GHOR r THOS. GEDDES. DAN SMITH. CAPT. GEO. DUNBAR. South.Porcupine. i Twenty-sevcn known to be dead tp hand.. -V Thirty foreigners known to be dead in Dome MISSING V DWYER, of United Porcupine. Only three of.the 84 employees of .West Dome have.been accounted for up to noon y-st-risy -Tharc Is no ins of estimating the dead afrthe Domk the MM M..I, clerical The .DOME MINES all of the buildings except-Manaaer Week's house: loss includes all shaft houses new forty-stamp m.II almost completed arid large up-to date compressor plant n use., NORTH DOME MINES, loss and camps. VIPOND loss plant. rr CAMPS FOLEY AND 'OBRIEN, at PHILADELPHIA MINES, loss about' 000. .UNITED PORCUPINE MINES, loss about ELDORADO PORCUPINE, loss small buildings destroyed. STANDARD, about v IMPERIAL, about SUCCESS, probably destroyed. WEST DOME MINES, plant and alt buildings loss about THREE HUNDRED LIVES LOST .Toronto, July is impossible at this writing to state with certainty the extent of the loss of life and property, but late reports place the loss .of lives at three hundred and property at several million dollars. The greatest catastrophe appears to have happened at South Porcupine. Of six hundred people, who .ought re- mhC WhC" -thC -f're SWCPt POrcuPlne- 200 persons, many of them women with children In Relief trains came out of :Cochrane this morning with three hundred and twenty-flve women and children .nnd a rehcf tram also came out of 150. They are sending a train Into Cochrane and one into Porcupine. Three cars with provisions went into Cochrane this mornina.. The report from Porcupine shows u Tero Lake, South Porcupine. PotUville, West Dome, Dome, East Dome and all and the mines In that zone are completely wiped out.. B an TRAIN FDR PUBUe LIFE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Many Children Among Victims Toronto. special from the Porcupine district says: "As the result of the forest fires that are sweep- ing unchecked over Northern Ontario at least fifty lives are lost and many have been Injured; hundreds are missing and it is feared scores of these will bo included in the fatalities. Thirty lost their lives at Porcupine. Including Captain and family at-West Dome. "Fifteen men were drowned at South Porcupine, when they were driven into the lake by. the dense clouds of .smoke and rolling wnves of fire. "Two men were burned to death at Eldorado mine nnd another met a similar fate at the United Porcupine mines "Three towns were wiped off .the map and hundreds of refugees are fearing starvation. "A train containing 600 women and children was out of Cochrane this morning for the south as the wall of flames advanced towards the village. The town of Inhabitants was soon a mass of fire and is entirely de- stroyed. South Porcupine and Potts.ville nre charred ruins. "Golden City was by flames-for hours and is still in danger, although only the (suburbs have been burned. Part of Tisdale has been wiped out, the fire only being com rolled by dynamiting a dozen houses In the middle of fftft town. special trains have been to bring the four hnndrod persons who are facing starvation or death bv fire In Tledalc district. Communication with Hie stricken districts is exceedingly difficult "The flames swept down upon South Pom.plne and Potisville almost without warning The alarm camo just in tlmo for the people to for the lake.-but they wereforced to abandon all. their belongings, r.nsoline boats rowboats. and evon hastily improvised raft., were utilized to get the refugees, many of whom were women and chll' dren. across the lake to Golden City. There they, nhh other survivors of the fires in the north, are at present fighting back tne fire, which scorched the outskirts of that A PROMINENT CANADIAN DEAD Montreal. July Meighen, president of the of the Woods Milling Co., died at hla home at 140 Orummond street this morning. His death came as a great shock not only to his friends and business associa- tes but also to the members of his family, for It was unexpected. Yesterday Mr. Melghcn was about among his friends in the down-town districts of the city and appeared to be in his usual health and spirits. On arriving home he complained that he was not feeling well. Later In the evening he'became very ill'and( des- pite every effort that medical science could suggest he gradually sank and at quarter to six this morning he died. The Immediate cause of hlsVdeath was heart failure brought on it IB supposed by an acute, attack of indi- gestion. Robert Meighen. president and man- aging director of the iJike of the Woods Milling Co., was born at Dun- given, near rll IS. ISHO. He camo to Montreal In 1ST3 being associated with'Sir Oeo. Stephen, .now Mpuntj Stephon. He founded "the" Lake 'of the Milling' Company. He of the C. P., (the railway. Dominion Com- pany 'Dank of Land Company. He WHS mem lie f. of Montreal Board of Tra'de amr'itie Corn IKxchahge. SEVEN NEW Estevan. July first seven stations on1, the new Kstevan-Leth- bridge short-line, which will probably be constructed within two years, will be named as follows. Tableland. Out- ram, Torquay, To'mhead, Tribune, Maxim.'Neptune. MONTANA'S GOY. MAY BE HERE Great Falls, July (._U1C lu.....WII men in Montana have received iri'-.ta- ment. Except in rare Inatances tions from Herbert Strain, as aair- dry pursuit of the theory of govern- Only Salvation of the Am- erican Republic Says Authority Addressing Big Educatibn- al Gathering in Cali- fornia San Francisco. July de- pravity" was denounced by Welling, of New York, one of speakers at the second meeting of the National Educational Association today. Ills subject was "Pupil Self- Coveinment ae a Training for'Citizen- ship." Mr. Welling gfeld In part: "Eight years ago I addressed this, associa- tion on training for citizenship in schools. We then at the be- ginning of a wave of civic righteous-' ness which passed over the country. 1 say 'passed over' advisedly because there seems to have been a lapse in- to the lethargy of the older days as is etldent by the conditions in many places. In Ohio, Indiana, and Jn my. own state of New York, Indicate not merely a low tone of 'Citizenship but a civic depravity. The Lorlmer case gives a clew to ahe lack of interest of the citizens of, Illinois in the selection of. their gubllc servants. The deadlock! in nia'ny legtslatures'bjefpeak the traf- ficking and log-rolling, which stilf ob- tain where the'servants of the people- are to be registering .the main, the inter- est of the people In their public1 af-.' fairs is confined to the inj the annual election. The only other times they are aroused from their civic sloth is when a scandal Is uncovered or a public official, is under prosecution. t t Failure of the "Is not this condition of indication of the failure of the schools In effective training for citizenship? My viewpoint Is that of the citizen. Several-years ago I looted Into the-' matter of civic training in the schools. 1 found that the only attempt- to pre- pare our children lor their life', in, this democracy was a study of the. structure and functions of govern- man uf the committee in to join the delegation to Lethbrulge on August 2. Invitations have been is- sued to John (J. Morony'of lliittc, (iov. L. Norris, nnd -V. G. Conrad, of Helena. Besides tlus'e prominent men, invitations have been issued to innny Montana nnd business mm. ment was not coupled with any- tlvlty whereby the pupils were exer- cised in the business of being good citizens. "is It not a reasonable question to ask, 'Has our public education from the standpoint of citizenship been a paying (Continued on 7) MONTREAL CONTROLLER SUES FOR BIG DAMAGES new were bndly burned. They lost everything but the clothVs ihey wore Tho rv ft 1 llV a fiRht lastiiiR sinre Sunday.'.' of Kelso abandoned today after MINERS' ENTRAPPED >oivupine Lake the havoc will bo around the main entiapped miners, cm off by, flames, took to thc shaft v; bo re they "At Preston Kast Dome, shelter was sought In an .unnumbered shaft nnd tlmrc a nn t Ktreets of South 1'orcup no nro strewn wiili dead human beings, horses, dogs and roads charred corpses lie at intervals. (CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN.) no losa of The while along tlie mine Montreal, .Inly klyn yesterday onterrd a libel action for against Mr. Oliver Asse- lin. secretaiy of the Ilan.sanr 1'av- g Co. Criticism of. the Controller's conduct in connection with the award ing of naving contracts brought about the action The .statements to which Controller Wanklyn takes exception were contained in an article published in I.'Act ion, a recpnf arrival in the sphere of local French journalism, a statement which was also .published in the form of an interview in La I'ressr. The accusations made Uy Mr. fVssclin in both journals'were to he i-flect that Controller Wanklyn had Mhown favoritism in the giving out of ciiic ror.tracts, that he had n-.inifested jiarticularly partiality in favor of Mr. Lawrence, as well as of tlif Directors of tlty City Asphalt 1'avini; (.-onifiariy. VrhV statement went on say that in allowing him- self 4o IK- moved by personal consid- eration, in tlie fulfilment of the dul- ios .attached to bis office Controller Wanklyn hair acted contrary to the Lest Ji.tecests of ihc city. Those allegations tlie controller Im mediately took exception to and dc- inainliMt thai Mr. Asselin retract. He also railed upon La Presse to'publish a retraction. La Presse has com- plied with the demand and now Con-" t roller Wanklyn takes action against Mr. Asselin. asking that if the latter refuses to give a public retraction he be mulcted to thc tune of journalist, .has ,for some time past The defendant in the suit, a former been acting'ir, the capacity of secre- tary to the Canadian H-asam Pav- ing Co. LONESOME AND DESPONDENT HE TOOK HIS LIFE Calf-ary, July McKenzIo. recc-ntly from Liverpool, England. Is Mid to be the name of the man found In the'Bow River yesterday with his throat slashed with a razor. He Is said to have suicide while despondent..and lonesome. He left'.a hrldo in nnd expected after soltlniCfwork as a machinist to brins her out.' a machinist and all the work cot waa as a helper in the C. P. K. shops. r fit lV> ;