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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta ur on the side of tl-e track a bush fior ol -air proorrtions has sprung up a mile of Cranbrook a gang of 25 or 30 men are fightiQj; it. At present so long as the wind keeps doTn not IMMIGRANTS IN A C.N.R. WRECK Montreal, Que., July im- migrant special on the river route of the Canadian Northern of Quebec partially wrecked about eleven this morning near Cape Rouge, where the line runs close to the river edge. The baggage car and. smoker jumped the track and upset, the whole cars catching fire. It is stated one of the crew in the baggage car was serious- ly injured, but all the passengers es- caped. No particulars can be had. The passengers were transferred to another train later in the. day and sent to Montreal. The passengers were all immigrants' from the Royal Edward from Quebec. sident. Nourse of the Board of Trade, on instructions from' Mr. Magrath, wired from Bassano, where he went the day before yesterday. Mr. Nourse replied to. Mr. Whyte as follows: "Mr. Magrath ed us to reply your telegram. ;We telephoned' A. 'contractor, Cardston, and he. is willing to under- take completion ,-of Aldersyde line. Kindly send forms for completion. We consider 'him.' capable of doing "work if awarded contract. Re my 13th in connection with construction' Weyburn "branch, from this end, owners of fifty-seven quar- ter sections agreed give free right-of-way if construction is started this year.- Are you favor- ably disposed. to consider our offer If not, we will discontinue work of getting free right of way." On the John A. Woolf farm near Cardston the spring .wheat is .standing four feet high and-is filling out line. The yield will be 35 bushels to the acre easy: The winter wheat in the locality is re- ported to and some farmers are talking of 40 bu- shels. BRING TRAIN TO DEAR STOP Is the Order of a Jury In WiMipeg.-C.RR: Blamed Winnipeg, Man., July jury investigating the death of Mrs.-John found, that she died as the of crushing injuries 'by- be- REMANDED iFOR EIGHT .DAYS Jacob Sawchuk 'was yesterday af- ternoon remanded for eight days .on -charge pi interfering with the po- lice in the execution of their duty. He was released from custody on his own recognizance. TO TABER MAN Mr. Wildman Lowest Tend- erer-Will Build New School Taher, July night at a special meeting of the School Board the tenders for the building of the' new school were opened and the .con- tract let. The following were the figures of the four tenders: Messrs. Hotson and Leader, Leth- bridge, The J. E. Lussier Construction o., Lethbridge, R. A. YanOrman, B. A. String- urn, Tab'er, E. R. Wildman, Taber, The contract was awarded to Mr. Wildman. ins struck by the C. -N. R. train at -Pembina crossing and that Engineer Nichols did hot exercise due-care in approaching- said crossing. A rec- oommendation was added 'that the C. -N. R. compel all their engineers to (bring trains to a dead stop over a in the city of "Win- nipeg. As a result of .the verdict Coroner ingliss said he held Engineer Nich- ols in ibail of and two sureities for; similar amount to await action of the Crown. The recommendation of the jury was -that the flagman at Penibina Crossing be elevated above the street level to enable them to see over all traffic of train approaching .and that the two flagmen be reinforced a third PO as to have eight hour shifts. Evidence showed that the yard en- gine had crossed between the street and it is possible that the display of the to the swicclier hat! seen by Engineer- Nichols, but the weight of tha cvid3ii-e indicated that the train approached at consid- erable .speed us the body of Mrs. was feet rroin. where she was struck. The locomotive engin- eer characterized the crossing as very dangerous. SMALLPOX BREAKS OUT AT CAMPBELLTON Pestueiice Adds to the Seriousness of the Sit- uation-- People Have Very Little Dalhousie, N.B., July O'Keefe may be counted as a victim of the Campbellton fire. He was a hotel proprietor in the stricken town. He had been in and when the flames started, he was hurried here. His death is.believed to have been "hast- ened by the shock. He was 74 years old. Campbellton, N.B., July lence to-day added its, horrors to-.the plight of the people of Campbellton. A case of smallpox was discovered among the refugees in :the tents and was promptly reported. 'Action will be: taken to protect the spread of the people are; beginning to realize, "that the worst may" be before faem. Everyone who can; is leaving the scene of desolation. Very Little Clothing Of those whcr'reiriain, many .are huddled1 together-in tents ior -shelter and have very little Oth- ers are in, the': ;the- woods at with- >ut shelter and. very clothing." ood is being plentifully ystematic way so' that nb: one suf- ers .from hunger. Men of the militia are trying to preserve order and" dV mg good work, but there ought to be, more on the spot to protect persons and property and: prevent loosing -vhich .has already begun. Selling Liquor It was learned, to-day that some- one had started selling liquor at: the back of town .guard' went out and seized the 'stock .which was destroyed. One of the militia was struck on the head with-a "stone and knocked down. The most press- ing need seems all kinds, and shelter. Contributions" Coming St. John; July situation at. Campbellton "shows no change 1 to- day except supplies, and shelter tents are' Major Company 73rd "r there, -and sent- ries' posted. Among the announced are: from Bank Scotia, 000 Toronto City, Boston, 000 Bathurst, and many smaller sums. A special session of the legis- lature'may be called to deal situation. WANT BETTER WAGE SCHEDULE .Winnipeg, July C. 3STrTL striking; car men are determined to hold1 out until, they secure a better wage schedule. A. union officer nearly all strikers' have secured remunerative employ- ment, and he thought that "the pany 4was' Slaving- re- placing their-; experienced men. FORMER MEMBER. DEAD July Wilson Smith jr... son of former Mayor .Wilson Smith. and ati one "time 'member ,of '.the. North West -Mounted Police died after- a lingering- iHn.esis, aged 37 years.. v; UTHBRIDGE SIXTH IN WESTERN PROVINCES Building Permit Record for Month of May Puts This City in a Prominent Place Ninth in All Canada BEEN DISMISSED START CUTTING WHEAT Wheat cutting was started the NEWA.D.C.WILL TRAVEL WI1B EARL Ottawa, July Grey, who sails for Canada today will bring back with, him a new aide de camp n the person of Captain Ralph Blng- of the Horse Guards, who is a distinguished sportsman and trav- eller and will be of considerable aid to his Excellency in his trip -to Hud- son's Bay which will begin about the middle of August Lady Gray will, it is understood accompany his Ex- cellency back to Canada, but will immediately after the Governor's de- parture for the North take up her residence at Citadel of Quebec for the balance of the summer. H. P. Gattrell, who farms a few miles south-east of the city, has as nne a crop of raspberries as 2ver grew out of doors. He brought sev- eral -branches into the city .yesterday T) >rvn1 fmif A' 41 Action-Set Own Exam. Papers Taber, July an adjourned meeting of the school board: this morning it -was decided to dispense with the services of Principal Keith. Mr. Keith did not use the depart- mental papers at the recent .examina- tions, but set his own and as a re- sult the 5th grade pupils will re- ceive no standing with the depart- ment. Mr. Keith took this action without consulting the board. The following -table-of statistics of building operations in Canada during May as compared with May of last year appears in the July "Construc- tion" Toronto: May 1910 May 1909 Brandon f tfrantford Calgary, JKdmonton Fort William Halifax Hamilton Letribridge JUondon Montreal -Moose Jaw Ottawa Feterboro Fort Arthur Kegina Iuc.p.c. 154.56 dec. .39.03 dec. dec.. 140.66 50.09 dec. 705.44 3.67 196.15 173.13 339.56 -St. John St Thomas Saskatoon Sydney1" Toronto Victoria Vancouver 'Windsor Winnipeg 0 703.24 4.46 19.07 0 36.40 97.33 dec. 61190 60.00. It will be noted that Lethbridge with a total value of and a. percentage increase .over last year, of 50.09 per cent takes ninth place ia the whole of Canada for the '.4otal value of permits and. tenth in (the per- cent, Lethbridge .stands sixth among the cities of tie .four western provinces in the point of to- tal value. LOST ON THE PRAIRIE A FAMINE IN POTATOES Is a potato famine in the city. No old potatoes are to be had, by all accounts, anil new potatoes are slow in coming in. For the last two days several hotels and the larger restaurants report tihat Ithey hiave been unable to obtain potatoes for love or money. One firm, has already brought in two express shipments of potatoes of half a ton each from Spo- kane and other merchants are en- deavoring to relieve the, scarcity by expressing them from the east. St Laurent, Man., July on the prairie since Wednesday evening Maudie Hunter aged 6 years is be- ing ceaselessly sought for by her parents and neighbors. The was trying to find her way home from her grandmother's where she was visiting, but two miles distant, along the bush road on Wednesday evening. She was directed by a boy who passed her on horseback, but must have blundered. Yesterday two boys thought they saw her .but did not know the child was lost and thought her picking berries. Much of the country is busy and bluffs and if she reached it it will be almost impossible to find her. Owing to the drou; ;ht the sloughs an: a.11 dried EXPECTS FAIR CROP Jake Hardman was in the city this morning and informed the Tay- lor Mills that he has spring wheat child {that bids fair to average a yield of from 15 to 20 bushels per acre. I PREMIER IS AT MACLEOD FORT WILLIAM PAPER SOLD Fort William, July sale .of the plant of the Fort William Herald Frintlng Co., In liquidation, took place this afternoon wh'eu. the pro- perty and goodwill were bought -by W. A. Bowler, barrister of this city. Cor -Bidding was quite spirit- ed, starting at MINE RESCUE STATIONS IN B.C. Macleod, July A. L. Sifton arrived in town last night irom Calgary and was met at the station by a large crowd of his ad- mirers. Mr. Malcolm 'MacKenzie's condition Victoria, July mines de- partment of B. C. of which the prem- ier, Hon. Richard McBride, is fcead, has placed orders with the Braeger Oxygen Apparatus company of Pitts- Pa., for complete mine rescue apparatus for the equipment of three, mine rescue stations in the .principal coal mining areas of British Colum- bia, one of which stations will Tie established in the Crow's Nest, Pass district and two on Vancouver isl- and, these stations being in, charge of 'tie respective inspectors and in- ac- cordance with the amendment to the "Coal Mines Region Act" '-which "be- came law of the province on the 10th of.March last. It is both hoped and (to have these stations es- tablished before the close of the present year, thereby immensely aug- menting -the modem facilities for -life savin" in the PV tit Of r-vin r- v ;