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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald ra THE AVIATOR Talking of His Flights In This City Yes- .terday FINE EXHIBITION Witnessed by Several Thousand Interested Spectators 1 That the problem of aerial naviga- tion has been successfully solved was proven to Lethbrldge people yestorday afternoon, when Eugene B. Ely, the- famous birdman BIG ACREAGE AT GRASSY DEATHS LESSCARTER GOT TROUBLE WITH Vearly Thirty Thousand Acres in Crop This Year ve on, of the nios, finished perfor-' n, anc n'5 Grassy Lake, July John G. Robertson, census enumerator for the Grassy Lake district, has completed Ills work of taking the census, which he started on the first day on June. mances with his Cur- biplane which has ever been wit- nessed on "the North American con- tinent. The event had attracted alien lion far and wide, and the success of the venture reflects great credit on the committee, who, by their fnUir- riot comprised townships 10 and 11, in ranges .13, M and 15, south of the to cover the territory and visit every home lie had lo travel at least 500 miles.. Asked for a few facts in regard to the district, Mr. Robertson said the THAN ONE HUNDRED In the Fires in New On- tario Mining District TWO DISTINCT FIRES One Wiped' Out Coch- rane and the Other Porcupine o, y er fnUir- lug efforts; made It possible to bring was about the ma- El here Ely here at such great .expense. jjority being Canadian and Americans, The day had practically been de-1 lhc European nationalities rcp- elared a holiday by the cltiaens of resented were largely English, Scan- J-ethbridge, and. the townspeople jdinnvian and Russian. Nearly all, he out In force for the exhibition, [said., were homesteaders, and ninety Special excursion rates on the A. H. per cent, of the .homesteads were an, 1. added greatly to the crowd taken up in the last three "vears. Fit-' hie .from, every-town east and west ty per cent, of the homesteaders ex- gents to JJll ttZwdarR tllis wninue attraction, the acrc- poaalbly could, made a special effort to 'be-on hand for the exhibition" tn at 28.000 At twelve o'clock business was prac f' }f tically suspended, and the citizens be tol1 mM prevrat Cobalt, Ont., July total dead in the fires is presumed low to be more than one hundred, the rea burned ten aquare miles, the the carel-sinec! of n extino.ul.hinp. fires made'for cook ing purposes. TOWNS DESTROYED, South For- cuplne, Pottsvllle and Cochrane. PARTIALLY DESTROYED, AFIIRDR. GORDON n His Minority Report to the Minister of Labor HIS FINDINGS Deal With Issue From Standpoint of Miners City and Kelso. Kan to dpn their'holiday attire and travel'toward Henderson Paik, where the interesting spectacle of a man rivalling'the birds of the air was to tie seen. The A. R. and I. nut spofctarhalf-nour' service 'to the grounds, -Srid' haiid'le'd the great crowd Those who went out on the train were set off at the spec- ial passenger gate on the east side of the grounds. Besides these hun- dreds rode out in every kind of ve- hicle available, and those who didn't uchess of Devonshire, who was takei ilay. He was also well satisfied with suddenly sick at Sundown Park rac Ihe starting place, and by afternooi everything that could be done in pre paraWon for liad been. done. niccessfiii exhibition At twelve minutes to three the large Pager-crowd was gathered together, Patiently awaiting what was to be to many of them their first glimpse of aeroplane flight. Many or most of In fact, had before witnessed the balloon ascension and parachute which Jfor many years was al- ways one of the big at the knnilal fair, hut Ihe sight of a man Bitting In the frail aeroplane was new- Cm! Interesting. has been writ- Jen about the, conquest of the air by 1 4ConUiiied on page meet yesterday, as a result of Ihe ex ccsslve heat, died early today. Th er for UK wetk it mil be brought to "the cutting stage in most localities, and should prove-to5 be of ejcellint qualitj wheat'this' is, rcalh ripening earlier than usual, which facf mav be accounted. foi bv the fact that the stra'w "is shorlcr than usu_al and therefore the lot sun has a belter chance to do ts work in this final stage H would be hard to put an esti- nate on the average yield per1 acre loin ihe wheat crop m Sou- hern Alberta For some reason, prob' .hly on account of the yerr hot wave luring (he first of June the is shorter than usual, and the carts also are not as long as they loulil olhcivuse been This leans the yield mil he below hat was eipected early m the lung, fields which then showed a irtv bushel stand falling off one- nid In some places, however, es- ciallr north anil cast of the Coutta '.inch, where rain fell i f---- 10 IL oe tne lied so high that Dennis ulll not he "llec vields mil he cxceed- ikely to be able to lake good, and some forty bushel are predicted The Attorney .Palmer also defended In he case of Martin and Ileaton charg ed with stealing a from lohl Peterson. Sergt. Egan and Petersoi were on the stand and identified the watch as the one stolen Their case was remanded till Mondaj when the girl to whom the natch was' given these two men arrested evidence GRITS WANT ASHDOWN Winnipeg, llan., Julv 14 _ The Lib ral executive committee of Winni eg met today and decided to pctl on James H. Ashdo.w-n, ex-mayor itand for one of the Winnipeg con- iluencies in the next elei- on. RATES GO UP Liverpool, July number of steamship companies involved in the shipping strike today decided o advance passenger rates to the fnlted Slates and Canada lij fiom 1.2o to in ordei to offset the In crease in wages which thev grant the striker's u osible that there nill be some In rease In freight rates were APTEPMATH! LETHBRIDOE MEN BUY IN MACLEOD (Special to the Herald) Macleod, July U.-A Uthbrldge company yesterday purchased the buildings and lot on 24th stieet welt of 2nd avenue from Mn Chas Rj.m, the being ,n the neighbor hood .of for.-6ti feet Including buildings. H, Levell, of tho Nolthc'in Uiovu: Hank, leaves on Saiuidn) for the coast where he will spend his holi- )ield, howmer, not rxceert the twenty bushel mark to anv great ex- tent. But if the lall crop is some- what smaller than was at first ex-- peeled, although a bushel crop on the average is considered ei- cellr-nt in most parts of (he countn, spring wheat is more than going' to make up. In this grain, the estir n.iles aie high, hut judging lorn the fine nhich may be ecn in every part of the country, the opes of the ate not without i omul This ciop IMS remark- hie glow In all spimg, and so far as ncier icceiicd setback Field's which nrre sonn after the middle of Mnv aic as good as those sown much earlin, and are almost as far ad-, vancc'il lhc sliaw in most cases is' long, and the heads are m proportion In most fields the heads seen suic file or six inches m length, and on account of the wet weather of June, filled well, io that the sample of whcrtl produced should ex- ceed am (hing lhat has eier before been produced in Southern Alberta This crop will be ripe nghl on the heels of the winter nheat crop, -nd estimate pi.ito the spring slightly'in excess of thirty bushels to the. acre. Fine growth in all other grains has lur-n repoilpd liming (he iicek, oati, and hulh slioning great ad- vances on Hcniiint of (lie heat. On dry and Ihcsc ciops have made progress (Ins spring and in fact .the In uops air in most cases hot- Ihan thovc irnualed land, and ire in n further state of advance- (t-'ontinucd on paxo 51, ;