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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE HERALD Friday. July Preserving Raspberries Eooseberries, Red and Black Currants Geo. Kerr Go. have made .arrangements for a shipment of these bernes whenever the PRICE IS AT ITS LOWEST If you wish fine berries for preserving LEAVE YOUR ORDERS .NOW that you can get them at the price kAJl varieties of Fruit and Vegetables Now In Stock Marvellous Escapes iron Death in tlw Porcipiies (Continued from Front PROVISIONS have a large shipment of Swift's rMmium Hams and Bacon just arrived Hams, par Ib, whole 24c Bacon, par Ib. 32c Sliced Ham, per Ib. 3Oc Sliced Bacon, per Ib. 35c Special attention to slicing George Kerr Ho. v coining in from outlying of narrow oBcapes'and deaths on every hand. But week or more Is necessary (o completo anything llko a correct list. An estimate of the num- ber drowned In Porcupine Luke while attempting to escape from tho fire runs from twenty to forty. At Red- stone River five arc reported dead en :he trail and possibly twenty on.tho .rail at Mettegaml. Tho bodies, of ill tho dead wero recognized hero :oday and in tho majority of cases :holr' remains hud to bt) interred at on co. Burled In Blanket! Porcupine, Out., July hor- of the tragedy cannot bo imagined. This morning all the bodies at the West Dome had to be burled. There wan no lumber available and few spades but the remains were reverent ly wrapped in blankets and laid in the ground, within one hundred yards-of the .shaft whora they perished. .A packing box was cut up to make cross- es upon which were inscribed the names of the dead. Incidents of the Disaster One of the miraculous escapes re- corded Is that of ft woman and two children who made their way from the Dome camps to the North Dome. Three men are known to be dead from the Philadelphia in addition to C. E. Adams, the -bookkeeper, who died of heart failure. E. P. Ashmore may be put down as one of the heroes of the holocaust. After C. E. Adams died df heart failure in his arms, Mr. Ashmore beat his way back through the flames and wetting a blanket, wrapped the 'body In it and in this way it was saved from the flames. Ashmore was badly 'burned but not seriously about the neck and chest in doing this On the trail from the Philadelphia to South Porcupine there lies bodies of ten unknown dead. Six dead bod- iave been -found in the bush around the Dome mines. Among the inore pathetic Incidents was the burning of a woman who about to 'become a mother. Her hands aiid feet were burned off by the fire. A. H. Crampton and Joe Healy. manager and superintendent respect- ively of the Impertil mine, states that the'company suffered no loss of ilfe and all of their fiften employees- es- caped safely. The party left the camp, at twelve .o'clock as the .flames were Just reaching the the party was Mrs. Harper, of North Co- tt it. the mint She had to no mllo nnd a half if- rou country from the flamiu, until the right of way wit struck, then (ho entire narly, had (o prac- tically run four miles to South, Porcu- pine and Mra. IJuruor also walked another two miles around the. lake. Mr. Cmmpton told of a" wlerd slghb in South Porcupine after the flro. A woman.- while through 'the burnod streets picked up a ploco of tho Skull of of the It In her handbag, slated that Hhe would keep It as a souvenir. Joe Mealy the-.tlme of the fire went over to tho MutaKHini River, where with a gang of sixteen ho elan- ed a back fire and In this.manner tho party managed to check the flames ttristol township was burned' over again, said Mr. Healy, and ho that many of the prospectors Ion' their lives, There were an unustutlly largo number in that section an.l there was no means of escape. There ai'e 25 men in Shaw township who started off froni one projierty ;tml have never been heard of since. Ti may bo safe hut it is altogether Iv that in fleeing from this ti other din ction they sli.-d in ilte flames. week Siys Mayw Dictum (Continued from front ending yesterday morning, amounted the week which amounted to Among them was the sale of the Chow Sam Restaurant on Main by Chow Sam to H syndicate of men who intend reselling it In the near future. The. property meu- tutiied lias a of Uii KHH, aii'd the building is the best fur its' pur- pose being built of brtck mid tone. The price paid was in the leiglihorhodd bf The Sander- son farm, which was n'cently sold for per acre, has been resold to Calgary agents, who purpose having tho plot, surveyed and will sell the subdivision to Toronto capitalists. Murvey Murphy, who has been inter- ested in mauy of the big transactions in real estate, and Thomas Thayer, both of Frank, Alia., appeared''before the town council last Monday even- ing, find offered them a proposition to buy the Nuisance Ground Reserve south of the towusito, which was bought by the town from K. Laoig- clon, B.A., a year ago for As the syndicate which these men repre- sent, have purchased 'the remaining 150 acres of this quarter for subtiivi- iion purposes thev would also., Hkfi to acquire this portion and offered the town the same price as they paid Laitgclon, namelj.flSO per acre, or The matter was left in j the hands of the public grounds com- mittee, who will decide and report a1 the meeting next Monday evening The Geo. II. Scotigall Agency will the Central Addition on the mar- .ket next Monday morning. This pro- perty adjoins the. townsite on the east side, being south of the Vernon Park subdivision, which was sold last fall to Calgary people, by. the, Joe Co., of that cif-v Messrs, Macleod