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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume III. WINDS SHIFT ATRAINY RIVER Fire Fighters get a Re spite-Danger Not Over Yet Rainy River, Ont., July fire fighters of the town got Lethbridge, Alberta. Saturday, July OTTAWA MAN WAS DROWNED Number 188. their first respite at 1C o'clock this afternoon when the 9, breeze shifted from north to south, the C.N.K. main line alone intervening between and the wall of flames ex- tending a couple of miles in the big tamarack bush, but the danger is by no means past and Mayor who spent the past 48 hours with a thousand raen fighting in the bush, says another shift of the 'wind will doom, the town entirely. A Winnipeg contingent arrived here at 23 o'clock, but the derailing of the yard engine marooned the special train east of, but .there was no, need of their services, and it -has been very difficult to take them into action on account of the smoke and darkness. There are hose and equipment" from Fort Frances and Kenora, and an engine and the-entire apparatus from Beaudett, Minn., were doing yeoman service for their Cana- dian neighbors, 'but the threatening aspect of fires ,near home caused the recall of the Minnesota crews and apparatus. So far there is no actual damage to the town proper of Rainy River, but it is estimated that the loss to crops in the vicinity will amount to twenty thousand, and over twenty thousand in standing timber and cordwood. settlement, a dozen miles to the north, is in a precarious con- dition. There are about forty famil- ies there, of whom several are burnt Selkirk, Mar.., July 22. Word reached here this evening by the steamer Wolverine, of the drowning near Norway-House on July 18th of Paul E. Pindlay of Ottawa and an Indian named Charles Omen. The men belonged' to a party working un- der J. K. McLean, of Ottawa, mak- ing surveys for the Dominion Gov- ernment. The party had finished work for the day and were returning to camp in two canoes. When a short distance out, one canoe ran into the other upsetting it and throwing its six occupants into the water. Find- lay and Omen .started for the shore, but the current was too much for them and both went down. The oth- BROCKVILLE IS SCENE RIOT ur er four clung to the up-turned eauoe and were rescued by the other boat. When the Wolverine left Warren's Landing, the bodies had not been re- covered. Crowd Shows its Dis- like for Grand Trunk Strikebreakers Brbckville, July serious riot broke out around the Grand .Trunk station this evening, in which about five hundred people were mixed -.up. j Many of the 'windows of the station and passing trains were sir-ashed by stones doors were broken and sever- DRIVING MORMONS PROM GERMANY. Berlin, July is re- ported here that tihe govern- ment has decided 'to drive American Mormons out of Germany. The police to-day raided a.meeting of the Lat- ter Day Saints, at which many German women were present. The Mormon lead- er, John Kay, of Salt Lake, Utah, was ordered to leave the country at once. GAS ESCAPES MEN IN TRENCH Five Laborers In Toronto Had a Narrow Escape From Death Toronto, July men came close to death by asphyxiation in a trench at Sherbourne and Duchess Sts. where they were making a gas con- nection late this afternoon. They are employees of the Consumers Gas Co. al persons were injured to such an extent as to necessitate their being taken to the hospital for attention. A. number of others suffered lesser njuries, but notr enough to demand medical .assistance. .For a time the trouble ,was completely out of -bounds, and the small local police force was utterly unable to quell the demonstra tion- Later on the mob spirit cooled off and the.police were able" to clear platform and make some sem- blance of order. No arrests, how- ever, were made, although it was stated by Chief. of Police Burke-late this evening, that in all probability, six or seven ring-leaders in the riot would be arrested The trouble arose -early this evening "when two Grand Trunk trains .pulled in here, this being their terminal'point. ELEVEN. KILLED Fort Monroe, Va., July men of .the-coast, artillery are dead tonight as -of the 'blowing out of a breecih block in one of the Tulg guns while the fort was engaged in; target (practice.. A half dozen others are in-the hospital, one of wliom 'may die. CHIEF OFFICIAL FOR1SIONS BIG DEMAND FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS Several Thousand are Needed In Four States Spokane, iWash., July await several thousand teachers in he public schools in Washington, Ore- tfm, and Montana, according o Bruce M: Wacson, superintendent of schools in Spokane, who say.s that fully 500 will be required in this city Likely To Make Some out and their homesteads destroyed. Many families are, as there is no way of checking the flames ow- ing to the lack of water. The town, is installing a high pres- sure water system great good fortune part of this is "available. In- deed, one water main running east east and west along the fire front was got'into, operation "Wednesday only for the first, time, and since proved a great help, if It -did not ac- tually save the -entire town. The Winnipeg special train reported the prairie fire unchecked at La Bro- querie, and from thence on the air thickened with smoke and the track front was illuminated by flames. G-racetown, IS miles from Rainy River, was.abandoned and the flames are near the houses. Firemen are of the opinion that the station will go before daylight. LOSS WILL BE HEAVY Beaudette, Minn., July fires, which, fanned by strong wind yesterday threatened Rainy River, were checked last night, when the wnd dropped, but this morning with freshening winds they regained mast- j cry and again threatened the C.N.R. roundhouse in -Rainy River. .The C. JST.R. have a large gang busy protect- ing their buildings, but the issue is yet in doubt. The village of Spooner on the American side of the river, is still threatened, and several settlers in the vicinity are burned out, many losing their entire effects. A strong party of fire fighters in that district were forced by the flames and heat (Continued on Page 5.) inserting a big rub- They had' stopped off the gas from section of main. ber bag inflated in block pipe and were cutting off emptied end when 'the bag punctured allowing gas to escape. The men were immediately overcome and it, was with difficulty they were withdrawn from the so rapidly did the gas escape. It'span' filled the streets and eveiT'lbiterers were made dizzy. The police ambu- lance was summoned but the doctors had all the men returned to con-' sciousness. Escaping, gas became dan- jerous -because of possibility of igni- tion. John Laxton, superintendent of the 'Company, undertook ,to shut it off. He descended with his bead swathed in sacking and finally succeeded in do- There was a big crowd around the station when the trains came in and a good deal of jeers were indulged in at the -train crews. The crowds later moved against the telegraph offices, where were P. F. Wilson, Toronto conductor ot the local from Toronto, two other Tor- onto men, and Dispatcher Johnson, of Belleville. They were driven out and so savagely attacked that "Wil- son had to go to the hospital cut about the head and body. Course, a private detective from Montreal, is also in the hospital. His shirt- was soaked in blood. There is great ex- citement here. Station Agent Hatten has asked the mayor to. call out the. militia, but nothing has been1'done. Two town policemen were usdless. Disorder' followed the arrival of the local passenger train from Toronto and a freight, with half a dozen pri- ing so, but he was in'a serious condi-! detectives, Road Foreman Szam tion at end of strenuous task. FELL INTO GOAL CHUTE. Sutherland, Sask., July Oeborne, old employee of the C.P. R., was lifting the cover of a coal chute with a crowbar, when he slipped fell into the at the -bottom some twenty feet -down, and dislodg- ing the coal was partly -buried and was further injured .by the coal. Os- borne is in a precarious condition, concussion of the brain toeing feared. raer and strikebreakers. When the crowd made a rush they bolted the door but it was broken open -by a baggage truck. The mob used the company's hose to flood the office, and RUNNING WOLF PASSES AWAY Was Chief of Piegans-Yac- ancies In Macleod Town Council the occupants had were assaulted. to come out and Toroato, July; are a num- ber of important issues to come before tlie general'Conference of the Method- ist-church, which vyill be held at Vic- t.ora, B. C., next, month. Among them is the election of a, successor to Rev. T-r. Sutherland. 'W'hb; swas secretary of the. Joreign missionary department. "Although it would appear -that the one most entitled to the secretaryship is Rev. T..E. E.. Shore, Dr.- Sutherland's assistant, there is general feeling, es- pecially among ministers, it is said, that the foreign; and .home missions department should i be amalgamated, and managed head, as was the system previous to the Montreal con- ference eight years -ago.. To dispense with the publication of the and join its .forces with 'those of the Christian Guardian, may also be decided upon. next fall. There were 448 teachers on the city's payrolls last season at ranging' from to ?90 a month. One explanation offered for this unusual demand is that hundreds.of teachers have left the profession the. last few years to marry, while others entered other lines of work in the "Hundreds of teachers from-east- ern'states come to, Washington every year who. are qualified to teach when they arrive, having -taught in other said Dr. H. AV. Allen., chair- man of the Board of Education of Spokane, and .this is -true or Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and other states in, the West. No 'statistics-are available as to the exact number of teachers who obtain 'positions here each year, but it is probably safe to say -that 33 per cent, of next year's force in this state will consist of teachers who are from eastern and "central states, or of those' who have had no previous experience. "Statistics OWEN SOUND HAS BAD FIRE Owne Sound, July serious fire started in ,a Jog house on the river front and spread rapidly to wood and coal yards belongin: to Davis, Smith :v4lone -Company, e Dominion Transportation Com- pany's warehouse followed, also the rain storehouse of Godfrey and Sib- bald. There was ".west wind and verybody. in the vicinity was out working ,to save residences. The ire -was later 'brought tinder control. 4. half witted Englishman, Wrn. HaJes; >vas arrested "on the "suspicion, of tarting tJie fire.. The total loss was s follows: Davis, Smith Malone, McLaughUni Son 00; Godfrey The osses of the Dominion Transporta- lon and Northern -Navigation Co. re about G.T. WILLING TO RAINFALLS Removes Danger From Bush Fires-Fire Wadderi's compiled in 'Iowa show that the teaching force of that state changes every three years, while of the teachers receiving certifi- cates in Kansas last year 3J5fi9 had. j no previous experience. The many new schools opened in Washington and other northwestern states each year in all of our rapidly cities and itowns, causes an unusual demands for recruits to the (teaching staffs.' Because of the many oppor- tunities in other .lines of work a larger percentage of. teachers leave ithe profession in this and other states (Special to the Fernie, July long-looked for, rain began falling here during last night, and a steady fain-is now falling, placing this portion of the country, out ,of danger from bush fires.' Reports from Cranbrook this morn- ing stated tnat the "rain during .the was- heavier in that' section noon's thinfs and everybody that the city fathers have The Minister of Labor Writes President Montreal, July 1 Grand" Trunk trainmen have accepted arbi- tration. Pojicemen on All Bridges Toronto, July a police-i- marrwas placed upon every bridg- over the G.T.-R.-tracks. This owing the allegation that the wreck of the Muskoka -Express. Thursday immediately north of Dun- das street bridge, tam- pering with the tracks. Thirty ex--': tra policemen by King Writes King wrote today of the Grand Trunk with to the tetter's Minister says: "You: say thit: the suggestion 'of 'arbitratJbn i con-; tained 3 you proposed i n you r I etter. of; j u i would respectfully say; unable, to so ;construe, your the to you by wire today your ply does not -answer asked letter -20; which is: .Are you willing'tb :ll; isting differences :to vided board of arbitration acceptable can be liho may be possible for .gi direct answer to To Continue Fight July 'far from: either side, evening .there is nothing in sight with regard, to the Gran_d; Trunk strike.' but continued fight Both side's" are such a, good .job'at -cleaning lip "stenninea to adhere: to and the fire department, has what can be done in an shown emergency, things will resume their normal; con- ditions. Now is -the time for the fire ward- It is auite probable an associate editor in the 'Northwest each year than in ens to redouole their energies out -the last vestige of will be appointed whose duties -win be Astern States. to cover the western provinces. Church union 'will be -discussed at 'length after which queston will be submitted to all quarterly boards. Their reports; will be -received next year and should the vote be in favor of church union, spec- al general conference will be called n 1912 to finally adopt the measure. and any old plant. Returning party left for a Nepigon. Mr. Pugsley and few days fishing at j Macleod, July Wolfe, j Chief of the Peigan Indian Reserve jnear Macleod, died yesterday morning rTY JT L X r> APPTT COIlsumpt'ion' RunninS Wolfe i as a chief and -to-da? j all the Peigan Indians are in mourn- Startliug Charges Made i ing for him. With Regard to Flour E- E- w- Rhodes' of the Bank of Commerce at Moose Jaw, is now on jhis holidays and visiting his home MILLION FEET OF LOGS DESTROYED Nelson, B. C., July is fallinf to-day and doing and forest fires may be considered at an end. Yesterday a strong wind reviv- ed the fires at Movie and the gravity tramway with blacksmith shop at the St. Eugene mine were destroyed. At Michel fire at Bald Peak destroy- ed a million feet of logs piled on the limits oJ the new Michel sawmill. In the vicinity of Phoenix dangerous fires were reported early to-day, but to-night are -believed to be under con- trol. The Board of Trade has passed j Rossland district for many years. Dur- BOWERMAN FOR GOVERNOR Portland. Ore.. July a ma- jority of only 51 votes Jay Bowerman of 'Condon, was today nominated for governor of Oregon by the Republi- can state essembly in session at Port- land. Bowerman received 645 out of 1209 votes 'Cast. PUGSLEY GOES FISHING Port Arthur, Juiy Wrn. Pagsley route east arrived at noon nnd was met Deputy ll-'nister Hun- rcc nrul Mayor Mathews and party, who embarked on a yacht, viewed the site of the proposed breakwater at Bear Point in front of the Western Drydock and Ship Building Company's ROSSLAND FEELS RELIEVED NOW Rossland, B. C.. July like the present long spell of hot, dry weather has been experienced in the London, July 22. Charges that jjere Vvm. M. of the law firm more than has disappear- ed from the assets of the Pillsbury- j Washburn Flour Co., of the United night for Toronto. where States, owned mostly by English in- j o{ next week his soa wiu j vestors, were made at to-day's an- Lndcrgo an operation on his leg. nual meeting by R. H. Glyn, playing ball this spring Reggie presided. Glyn declared that thejhroke his leg and the limb was not had been lost mostly in properlv set. The operation will con- whc-ai. gambling and improperly is- of re-breaking and re-setting the sued notes. Another he added, was j The notices arc out calling for the not traceable, the notes for this sum nomination of candidates to contest not having been recorded or else the for the Vacant scat in the records had been destroyed. An bv the rcsiCTati0n of Wm. ditional had been lost in R-ondle ---.-.J-J f- -i So far Mr. F. P. Rhodes, ex-chief of police and proprietor of the Ar- a resolution condemning the reports circulated regarding the bush fires, and -the resolution states that the damage done by the fires was greatly over-estimated. It applauds the vig- orous carrying out of the govern- ment's regulations by the gold com- missioner of the district and states that the benefits from the policy are e and uaiaucca, bills receivable. Glvn stated that the creditors of te Sunn-holders re- The company had already received 47 per cent, of their claims in cash and the balance in second mortgage bonds. After ceived 7.5 per cent, he said the bal- ance of the -money available wttl'also be paid to the creditors. It was too soon, he stated, to estimate the're- cade restaurant, is the only name mentioned for the position. The steam roller and rock crusher recently purchased by the town for work on the streets, are now being used on 25th street. Misss Moore, "of the Calgary High school, has been engaged by the Mac- leod school board to fill the vacancy TORIES GET ANOTHER SEAT j Russell, Man., July .recount in the provincial election before Judge Meikle occasioned some surprise, the sear, whifh harl declared Yale Liberal, by a majority of .13, being for- feited to A. L. Bonnycastle, former member and government supporter. It was discovered in recount that several Valens ballots were marked with, a small x in pencil of different grade to that used in regular markings. Small x was concealed in the name of Bonny- castle. The recount gives Bonnycastle a majority of eight. suits of the lease of plants, but the now in the High school here, owing present accounts showed that last A. Stanley resigning before year's profits amounted to the bolidavs. Ing the past week smoke of neighbor- ing forest fires bung menacingly over the camp, causing great anxiety. Some distance to the west a big fire is rag-j Ing on Sophie mountain. Sparks have been carried over summit to eastern side setting forest on fire in three dif- ferent places, seriously endangering CAMPBELLTON IS IN SERIOUS SHAPE Campbellton, H.B., July de- j spatch says that thunderstorms and heavy rainfalls have made the condi- tions of the homeless people of bellton pitiable. Tonight many had to sleep in wet clothing, practically on water-soaked ground. It is hard enough on the men, but more so for the women and children. Two people are reported to become mentally unbalanced, one over the auto acci- dent in which Chas. W. Onsley was killed. There is some diphtheria too. A general appeal for cash aid is is- sued to relieve the present suffering stamp fire left underneath logs and in rotten beds of timber. More can be done in one day now than could be accomplished in a week's hard fight- ing, when the ground and everything upon the ground was dry as tinder. TWO HORSES BURN-ED Moose Jaw, .serious stable -fire occurred in a .barn on Main street this afternoon in which two horses owned by C. F. Cassidy were ttnrned to death. One of the horses burned was the well known bay mare which ibas won many prizes at local shows. and help future. towards building for the WORK WELL ADVANCED About two-thirds of this year's CELESTIAL LOST BOTH HIS LEGS Tried To Board a Moving Train Near Cranbrook B. C. Cranbrook, B. C., July Michel was arraigned before Judge Wilson to-day-on a charge of horse- stealing. After evidence was heard Mike was let out on suspended sen- tence of five vears. This is not the tions and. any-talk of arbitration -was very -dubious. ..As to this, Grand Trunk adhered to the position -ie (has taken all along, that, the. ques- tion might ibe disposed of Jby; a iboar-d of experts whose 'finding.-could be de- cisive. .So far as .the men are..con7 cerned it was .stated 'by Vice-President Murdock the Trainmen, who is in general charge of .the strike, that they would only consent to arbitration if it was submitted to the.two men they had named and .that otherwise the fight would .go on. "No change could 36 made in the position of the said Mr. Murdock, ''witihout calling another meeting of the committee of 35 representatives of-the Grand Trunk men who have now left for their homes. They arranged all details of the strike and -these are now be- ing carried out. All that we, as their representatives, can do is to so on with the strike according to the lines down." program of new plank walks for) first occasion on which this bad In- North Lethbridge has been already! dian has been before the court, and completed and the remainder is being! His Honor expressed the hope that the West Kootenay Power and rushed as raPidI? as possible. Thej this would possibly help to keep him program calls for feet of the straight path. The chief of walk or nearly a half. his tribe is to report on the behav- iour of this brave from time to time. At the council meeting last night the business was principally routine, passing of accounts, etc. The places Company's pole line. Men were sent out to fight the fire in both localities and then finally a thunder storm brought rain on Thursday afternoon, and a more prolonged fall occurred Friday morning, 'mis helped to stay the onrush of fire. War Eagle and LeRoi number two mines, which would have been caught first, made all i possible preparations but happily there was no need to pnt them to the test. The danger is now ended, at least temporarily. KILLED BY THE INE MOTOR PERMITS TO BUILD J. L. Johnston, residence, Duffer- in, ANGUS SUCCEEDS SIR G. DRUMMOND. Montreal, July B. Angus, senior director of the Bank of Montreal, was this morning elected president in succession to tine late SJr G. Drummcnd. The vacancy on the Board is taken by H: Vin- >J. cent Meredith, assistant gen- erai manager. J- Fernie, July electric motor claimed another victim in No. 2 mine, Coal Creek, this morning when Lewis Mintul. p. German, aged about. 22, was instantly killen by falling in .ront of the motor while it was mov- ing and being run over. Death was instantaneous, and the body was brought to Scott's undertaking rooms where a coroner's jury viewed it this afternoon and adjourned till to-mor- row to take evidence. Herbert Oleson, a young man from Waldo, died this morning in the Fer- nie Hospital, after undergoing an operation for appendicitis. He was 19 years old, and had been working at the Waldo mills. CHEAP RATES TO FAI'R The C.P.R. has issued circulars to all agents announcing special rates to the Lethbridge Fair. The selling" dates are August 8, 9, 10 and 117 and the return -limit August 12. TJie rate is a return ticket for a fare and one-third. Bands of not less than tea players in uniform can get tickets at' one-half the adult excursion fare. CROPS ARE GOOD IK THE NORTH Grain High as the Fence Will Give a Bumper Yield Calgary, July re- ports of the crop conditions north of this city are brought by W. J. Tre- ;illus, who has just returned from a trip Oi inspection. "Wheat, oats barley in the territory south of Kil- lam are as 'high as the fence and per- fectly level on top. Farmers seem of the new city hall, prepared by Mr. assured of a bumper crop." He also travelled from Red Deer to Wetaski- win in an auto along the route far from the Calgary and Edmonton rail- way and crops there were as good as any one could desire. It is a very- fine country and the farmers are all' prosperous and contented. Parker, were considered, and the en- 'gineer instructed to make up and submit a statement of the estimated cost. It was agreed, and the mayor requested to publish that August 3rd next be observed as a civic holiday. The excessive warm spell we have occii uSTing fui tlie Is broken, and it is much cooler today. The cause oi this is doubtless the sharp thunderstorm and very heavy rain we had last night. A, Chinarcvan was brought into the hospital last night on the local, hav- ing, while attempting to board the train in motion, fallen underneath the cars and the wheels went over his legs, severing them from his body. While he is suffering very severely both from pain and the fearful shock, the doctor expects he will pull through all right. RHODE ISLAND GAINS Washington, July .popu- lation of Rhode Island, as shown by today's census returns, the first giv- en out for a state, indicate an increase of more than The figure is large to insure an additional representative in congress. Thus, for at least 10 years more, the state will have to get on with two members, as it has. compelled to do since -the ap- portionment under the first national census in 1700. ;