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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta DUMBER OF SMALL WRECKS OCCURED Following the Disaster at Medicine Hat No Fatalities Some Strange Coincidences Related Medicine, July Times ;gays: Every railway man believes that a bad wreck is followed by other smaller accidents. And the terrible calamity of Thursday is no exception. The most serious locally is the ac- cident to Brakeman Terry at Gull Lake, whereby he an arm.. His hand was crushed -in the couplers and the doctors iuuiiu it necessary; to amputate at the elbow. Terry is j nt Maple Creek hospital At Strathmore on Friday night, a j light engine from Calgary ran intoj the rear end of a freight train stand- ing on the main line. Jack Moody running in Evan's caboose, -which was smashed up. No one was hurt. On Saturday night an accident oc- curred 75 miles south on the Conductor Gough's caboose was thrown1 into the ditch and Gough badly shaken up. The same night a Broken wheel at in man i, -31 ,1 'mental Farm where one 01 tne ic Ividlv scalded balloon remained hanging in aiuiougn oauiy bt.uueu e restaurar.ters will servo a "ho hehi until he cuuld h. position lor ten minutes and was tow- iHTAjJ UUVJA lie j. i j 111 ?1Ot illIlrr .1 -i. years b? more than the traffic receipts, the C. P. R.-has so far delayed its, construction to the loss of those who- have gone into the district. To in- duce a speedy construction of the relieve as soon as possible .th---; present conditions in the- large area between Moose Jaw and the government has now decided to give sufficient assistance to' the C.P, build the line even though at. the present it will not be a profitable enterprise for the company. Eastward' from Lacombe a hundred miles of new road has Jbeen graded and from Moose Jaw westward 40 miles been graded. looked for, but he had gone to Cal- gary. Nicholson said he would ra- ther take the run anvwav. SIR GILBERT'S MOTHER DEAD Bellville, July Joseph Parker, mother of Sir Gilbert Parker, died today, aged 74. RAIN DID LOTS OF GOOD [From Wednesday's Daily} The rain yesterday did a great deal -of good, coming at an opportune time.: The excessive heat of the past ten days had caused the spring wheat and oats to wilt somewhat but since the rain of yesterday these crops are looking excellent. In fact it is hard to 'imagine crops looking better. The winter wheat is just beginning to color, the turn of color being