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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta COLLISION ON THE CP.R. CLOSE TO MEDICINE HAT Crow's Nest Passenger Train No. 22 Collided With a Light Engine Three Members of the Crew and Two Passengers Instantly Killed Four Persons Probably Fatally Injured Seven Passengers in the Hospital Three Cars and the Engine of the Passenger Train Went Into the Ditch (Special to tiie Herald.) Medicine Hat, July 9.- A terrible wreck occxirred close to the city this morning and, while it is difficult to obtain complete particulars, all information at hand leads to the conclusion that the casualties are extensive enough to make the disaster one of the most serious in the his- tory of the Canadian Pacific Hail- way in Western Canada. Early this morning locomotive No. 7U2, light, started from this city for Coleridge to the Spokane Flyer east to Moose Jaw. On its way down just east of the local yards and near the hill where serious wrecks have occurred before it collided with the morning passenger .train from the west on the Nest line. This train., No. 22, was run- ning two hours late and the col- lision is reported to have taken place at S.20 o'clock. Up to the present it has been impossible to learn who is to blame for the light engine and the passenger train being allow- ed on the track betwen Dunmore and Medicine Hat at the same time. Pive people were killed in the He is a man about 45 years of a wife and four He has been livin bagge- collision, three of them members of the crew. bein Crew Killed Those of the crew killed are: JAMES NICHOLSON, engineer. age with daughters, in the Hat for 1.2 years. HOWARD GRAY, fireman. MR, ARCHAMBAULT, man. Passengers Killed Th.e passengers who met stant death were JAA1ES SHAW, BGNCAN McEACHRON. Tlxev all belou? to .Medicine Hat. back off the front trucks and -the boiler head was torn com- pletely oft' of the The Seriously Injured Crow's Nest train, it partially telescoped the express car, which in turu telescoped the mail and baggage car and tourist car and all these three cars and engine rolled into the ditch. Only the ju_, passengers on the tourist car. from what can be gathered were injured. More Deaths It has since been learned that Engineer Twohy and Brake- man Black have succumbed to their injuries and that Conduc- tor Mallett is dving. The fire- The most seriously injured are EGBERT TWOHEY., about 35 years of age with a wife and children. CONDUCTOR MALETTE. LEONARD BLACK, age 26 with a wife and child. VICARS. express messsenger. From what can .be learned there is very little hope for the recovery of any of these injured members of the crew. Seven in Hospital Seven passengers are in the hospital here, but it is impossible at the present time to secure their names or any particulars in regard to their injuries: Three Cars in Ditch The light engine was driven man on 702 was also killed and a brakeman, name unknown is not expected to live. These with the two pasengers make a death list of nine. The accident was by the neglect of the train and engine to pass at Dunmore Jet. os ordered. No. 22 went right through the junction and met the engine on the hill near the point where a similar accident took place some two years ago. The accident would have been a good deal worse for the pas- sengers had it- not ben for the -fact that two cars of fruit were on 22 immediately behind the en- gine. A number of Lethbridge peo- ple were on the train amongst them being the bride and groom Mr. and Mrs. Ormund and-Mrs. G-. A. Stevens. UF.K. UKtKA 1 UK SKIPPED OUT Sensational Development in C. P. R. Wreck at Medicine of Dead Total A VTAl r.nnn mm THE DISTRICT to tne neraia.j Medicine Hat, July city flags are all at half mast today and business almost suspended while the community mourns with the familie? of those who were so suddenly sum- moned by yesterday's fearful acci- dent. The killed, were all men with _fam ilies with the exception of Fireman Howard Gray. James Shaw, who was an employee of the Southern Alberta Land Co. at Bow Island has a family at Leith Scotland and J. D. McGregor has cabled the sad news and asked for instructions. All of the men who were killed were widely known throughout the city and Messrs Nich- olson and Twohey took a most active interest in civic affairs and were prominently identified with the B. of L. E., having frequently represent- ed the local branch at large conven- tions. Operator Skips Out Operator Ritchie is now known to have driven south to the boundary leaving the city a couple of hours af- ter the accident occurred. The first session of tho inquest was held by Coroner Smyth last night, when the bodies were viewed. Chief Despatcher Claude Mansfield gave evidence to the effect that the Clearance -given by H. B. Ritchie operator gave him warning of trains No. 74 and 76 but did not mention train 17 with which his engine collided. It was the op- erator's duty to have entered this train on the clearance as one which had not arrived but if Engineer Nicholson had consulted the train register he would have ascertained this to be the fact. The inquest was adjourned for one week. Leonard Black, brakeman, is the only one of the injured who is in a dangerous condition. The dead JAMES NICHOLSON, engineer. KOBT. TWOHEY, engineer. PHILIP MILLETT, conductor. W. J. AECHAMBAULT, baggeman. HOWARD GRAY, fireman, All of Medicine Hat. JAMES GRAY and DUNCAN Mc- EACHRON, of Bow Island, formerly of Medicine Hat. The SAMUEL ABDUA, Lethbridge, leg broken. HARRY THOMPSON, Medicine Hat, arm scalded. PHILfP G. MENG.E, rancher, Tft- ber, bruises. G. J. VTCARS, expressman, Medi- cine Hut Hand crushed. Health in every cup of Very nutritious and very digestible. Give it to your children and drink it yourself. COWAN CO., limited, TORONTO 47 Calgary, July Albertan says: "Any news today" was asked Mr. William Toole, of Toole, Peet 3d Co., by an Albertan reporter. "Yes" said Mr. Toole, "I have just heard the best piece of news that has come my tray for some time and it not only interests me Southern Alberta and particularly the towns of Calgary and Lethbridge. "Mr. Dennis, assistant to Second Vice-President Whyte of the C.P.S.. has just been notified by Mr. Whyte that the company, realizing the nec- essity for railway facilities in the territory east of the Calgary and Macleod line between Calgary and Lethbridge, are putting a party in the field to make the final location of the line between these points. In the early part of the season Mr. Toole made a very careful trip of in- spection and reported to Mr. Dennis on the extraordinary development in that section of the country, pointing out the large number of settlers that were already in there awaiting trans- portation facilities. Mr. Toole in his report also drew attention to the thousands of acres of first class ag- ricultural lands between Calgary and Lethbridge that would be under cul- tivation as soon as the farmers knew when to expect a railway. Almost immediately after the receipt of this report the C.P.R. sent a party of en- gineers through the territory and this is now being followed up by an- other party to finally locate the Mr. Toole expressed the opinion that this action on the part of the company shows that they are alive to the situation as the final location of this line will without doubt be followed by eariy construction. Now that the line is assured Mr. Toole says that the greatest development, in connection with the settlement of Western Canada will take place in the territory under discussion and in five years from now the quantity of wheat and other grains from South- ern Alberta will be shipped from Sou them Alberta will make even the most optimistic stop and think. This information was given Mr. Toole in view of his making such a strong and unsolicited report to the company, urging the early construc- tion of this line and also because hej is vice president of the Calgary j Board of Trade and that organiza- tion has been taking a very active part in getting further railway facil- ities for Calgary. IS WAITING FOR AREVEATION Before Sharpe and IMS Fol- lowers Discard their Firearms Elkhorn, Man., July cor- respondent returned this evening from a visit to the camp of the Dreamers. He was informed by C. W. Sheers oi the Immigration who BOYS DROWNED Kingston, Ont., July and Kenneth Davey, 15 and 11 years old, respectively, were drowned at Enter- prise while bathing, that on the hitter's aproach the Dreamers acted very suspicious and he-Id their firearms in readiness. However, Mr. Speers, was able to allay their anxieties and had a long conversation with Jas. Sharpe, the leader of the band, who has again changed his story. Sharpe he states makes no claim to bo Christ, but says the Christ shed runs through his veins. The band comes from Missouri and was enroute for but receiv- ed a revelation to go into Canada to :bee6ine missionaries to the Doukho- bors, L Introducing his wife, Sharpe said is Eve the mother of us all." Of his son he said, "This is my son. I have- not yet- fully traced the rec- ords to ascertain what his name shall be, but I think it will be "Abel." Mr. Speers agreed that would be a most appropriate name. Mr. Speers then asked Sharpe wny, if he possessed Christ's spirit and blood, he carried fire arms? Sharpe replied that the Canadians drove turn from the country and God would not, allow him to part with this pro- tection. Mr. Speers assured the leader if the band were to give up its arms it would not be molested in any way. Sharpe replied'that he might soon receive a revelation to that effect from God, but that he would not iver up the guns until such a rev- elation was forth coining. Mr. Speers states that there has no inter- ference with settlers and no intimida- tion of women or children. The band he says has not as much as shot a game bird since coming in. Sharpe admitted they had all been jeated kindly _by the Canadians, vhom they liked much better than he Americans. Two members of the band had deserted saying that they lad an affliction which seenis like the reX'olving of large wheels inside hem. The band now consists of sev- en adults, five children and one old lorse. All the members Oi the band except the horse entertained the vis- tors by singing of religious hymns. The two Mounted Policemen who are following them they look upon as friends. Thtre't m its And ilf cagUt in its Ftevor, It's A stimulant for the ener vtted, a delicate tonic for all. 4l YPfe Ram Lai s Pure Tea Sold by all Grocers in Half and One Lb. Packets and 1, 3 arid 5 Ib. Sins THE NEW READERS ARRIVED Ready for Fall Term Back to Slanted Writing New Histories Edmonton, July Two carloads of new public school readers arrivec ia the city for the department of education from the publishers, Mo- rang and company, Toronto. They are to be distributed free of charge among the public school pupils. The supply received is calculated to last two years. Distribution will be pro- ceeded with at once so they can be used when schools open for the fall term, Aug. 21. Sla'nt Replaces Vertical Beginning of the new school term 'will probably bring about two other changes in texts in. the public' schools of Alberta. The department of edu- cation has decided to do away with the system of vertical writing and introduce the slant system. The English and Canadian history texts in use in the public schools have also proved unsatisfactory and steps are bing taken to replace them with more suitable text. Canadian history text is already selected and the text of English history will prob- ably be chosen in a few days. BANK OF COX FIRE AT ST. JOHNS St. B., July broke out on Hares wharf at 10.30 .cnight and did damage to the ex- ent of The blaze was start- ed near where the big fire of 1877 began. CUT DOWN TAFT BANNER Lincoln, Neb., July The Taft banner stretched across the street near Twelfth street and which has excited the wrath of many Bryan sup- porters here was cut night tonight. down at mid- Does Not Control that and His Friends Own Less than One-Fifth of the Shares Senator Geo. A. Cox is very often credited with being in control of the Bank of Commerce. This is not the case, if the ownership of its shares is any measure of the influence a holder exercises on the bank. It is estimated by the Prince Rupert Em- pire that the senator and his friends own less than a fifth of the bank's shares. Those owning and over in the bank, are: John Manuel, Ottawa Canada Life Union Trust, Detroit George A. Cox W. Clark Craig, Vicksburg, Mississippi Sir W. C. Macdonald........ Hubert E. Craig, jr., New Orleans, La................ Commerc eshares in Toronto are quoted at the present time around 150. andAlKcrta ARE ON PARADE Travelling Fanatics Suffer From the intense Heat in Manitoba Ebor, Man., July The travellin fanatics led by James Sharpe, halt ed for tlie day about four miles sout east of tliis town, alongside a srnal slough on Campbell's farm. The' was v intensely hot, and the children in particular, suffered acutely dn -con sequence. During- -the- day they cdv ered about ten miles, stopping fo dinner at 2 o'clock. They to tired to proceed and unless their horse is in better conurtlos-by, moni ing they will not tie able to mtrvi out. Behind them the country I returning to its normal state of calm and as .they will, have a- stretch o 80 miles of prairie, practically vunde be-fore reaching the main line there as little possibility of there be- ing any great- agitation. The question of the food supply .is one which may worry .the leader. he fore the trip .is over. caravan, which the dragging, is already coverec lone horse i; heavily loadei with the tents, bedding and cooking 'utensils of -the outfit, leaving bu" little to spare for supplies. Along the route they buy provisions from the farmers, but it is. difficult to sug gest what they will do in the more thinly settled districts. KILLED AT FIELD Superintendent C. P. R. Bridges Me With Tragic Death Calgary, July fatal fall oc curred at Field on July 4 by which William Sinclair of Winnipeg, Super intendent of C. P. E. bridge con struction, aged 53, his death He wa.s at -work upon a bridge anc stepped upon unsupported enc of a plank which gave -way precip itating :him to the ground. He sus- tained several fractured ribs and diet three days later at the camp hospi- tal, Field. The body is now at Sha ver's -undertaking "be sent to the deceased's home in Wia on No. 96 tonight. PROF. CARMICHAEL DEAD Kingston, July N. R. Carmichael, of Queen's "University Kingston, died here yesterday at the residence of his'brother in law J.' L. Jenkins. He had been1 ill for some time. Every new family that comes, to Western'Canada should be users of Royal Grown Soap right from the start. Ask any cf the people you settle near, and they will tell you it is the best soap to use. It is specially made for the West. The water in this country is very hard. Royal Crown Soap is made from a special formula to suit this hard water. Don't begin your life in the West by using any other soap, and thus wasting money and getting poor results. Tests made show that 6 bars of Royal Crown Soap do more work than 8 bars of ordinary soap. Royal Crown Soap will save you money. It is easier on the clothes. It washes whiter than' ordinary soaps. Don't make the mistake of starting with any but Royal Crown Soap. You will find that your neighbors are using it as they know it is the best soap for use in. Manitoba, Saskatchewan .and Alberta. Start right away and save your wrappers for premiums. We will send a list of premiums free to any who ask for it. Royal Crown Soap has been in use almost exclusively for over 20 years in Western Canada. THE ROYAL CROWN, Ltd, WINNIPEG AMUSEMENT NOTES The Barnum and Bailey circus plajj- ed an extended engagement at Madl- on Square Garden, New York City this spring. The Ringing Brothers Circus be- jan their season at the Coliseum, Chicago. It is reported that their business was very large. The Greater Norris Rowe circus, museum, and congress of nations, began their sea- son in San Francisco this "year. In thirty days the big show played to paid admissions. The press of the city were enthusiastic in their praise of the new big show. By arrangement of the three big circusses, each of them opened their season in the metropolis of the var- ious sections of the country that they wiJJL play. Barnum and Bailey circus will play the New England states; the Ringling Bros., the Middle West and Southern States, and the -Great- er circus the territory west of the Rockies. Thus .each flec- tion of the country will have one of the big shows this It. is estimated that with the three big circusses of the country, the Ringling Bros., the Greater Norris Rowe, and the Barnum Bailey shows, that there are people, horses. 100 elephants, 175 cars besides hundreds' of other animals used. It costs about a day to operate, these sho.ws. They are about of equal size and importance this year. It is estimated that the distance covered by the three big. shows this season will exceed in the aggregate miles. .Each show will traval on three special trains, it is said. Circus day at Lethbridge. Friday, July 17. Wife Lett Her Husband High River, July Times says: Upon his return -from military .euiup at Calgary on .Friday last, SeJit. Cook's first thought was to call at .the post tor his mail. A letter from his wife was eagerly opened, but instead oi the welcome he ex- pected to find its contents proved a great shock to him. The letter con- tained a farewell to husband and folks at home and announced that the" apparently contented-and hap- py up. to of writing, hack de- cided, to desert; her once happy home. "The young people shall-have -the besi oi a mother's care, and I will live .an. honest, contented and. happy-life alone. I go -.to stay away; never -to .come back. Fare thee .Will. Alice." Mr. Cook, heartsore .arid -foilorn, commenced ,a .search jor wife- ;and child. He went he horse and..buggy, and :there he Jeamed-that a swering his wife's .purchased a ticket for .Calgary. .He searched that, city, .without ..success. [Upon returning Jie learned i that :his :wife had gone to Glaresholnv, and..in .this her a.servantiin ta physician's family.- All .efforts: to induce her to return were she declared she had no.love .and would not come back-. Since then .Mr. Cook lias .leased his farm and will return-to his; old home in Minnesota ,where; he will reside in the-future: HOW THEY DO IT B. C. (Prince C., Empire) The Conservatives IE Manitoba and British Columbia are denouncing" the Laurier government for introducing legislation affecting the preparation of the' -voters' lists that will tie used in these two provinces at Dominion elections, charging that the list will be unfair and prepared in the v inter- est of the Liberal party: The Con- servatives in British Columbia are not like Caesar's however pure the Conservatives of Manitoba may be. It is not so many years ago th'at five men, acting under instruc- tions from the leaders of the Conser- vative party of this province, attemp very nearly strike off over names from the voters' lists of'Nelson arid Slocan dis Iricts. They were not so keen then to have fair voters' lists as they are now. For a year past the Conserva- tive party in British Columbia, through having possession o'f the provincial government, -has been most active in placing- names on the'-vot- ers' lists in a way that may be' con- sidered is, by appointing as commissioners to take registra- tion declarations men whose only qualifications they are Con- servatives. Were the government of British Columbia fair to the peopla of the the present registra- tion law would have been replaced by one that would give every person en- titled to- have his name on a voters' list a chance to get it on without delay or the danger of having- it kept off by the action of political parti- zans. MOOSE IN A MAINE TOWN Grazed on Lawn, Strolled Through the Street and Took a Morn ing r itmije (From the Bangor News.) A cow moose weighing about 700 Ibs., and resembling a good natured donkey made a tour of Bangor early on .Sunday morning. The moose was first disturbed-about o'clock while grazing on the lawn of Gillin, at the comer of Pine and PenObscot streets. A-public carriage man' had carried-a fate from an early train, and was driving dowri Pine street to Haricock when Patrol- man Dan Smith, who thought she was a mule, shooed her down toward Ex- :hange street. Reaching that populous thorough- fare she started up -toward State street, thinking to cross to the w-est side and have a look at the library lot. But rolicking citizens who came from a restaurant drove -her back up" York street. She -started down' Pine again and came down Hancock to' point near Exchange street. Then? she. went back to Pine street, d'owri Pine to ike a Kenduskeag stream. It was about half she plung- from thft end of the wharf .and to a bar in midstream. For ully half an hour she fooled around n the water, being pursued by scver- 1 boats, and' finally coming" ashore t the city landing at the foot of Water street, some kind- hearted citf-; en having opened the gate at: that point. She ran through Water street ind Pickering Square to Haymarket Square, dodged up Short street to Union, and .when last seen was Igoing seventyrdght miles an hour over Union Hill. TOOK ItL ON TRAIN Fernie, B. C., July young ady who was a passenger on the Soo Spokane flyer last night enroute from pokane to St. Paul became sudden- ill nearing this station, and the rain was held here -half an hour vhile a doctor was summoned. Luck- iy there was a trained nurse on oard who cared for her and she was llowed to go on from here. ;