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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge, Alberta. Monday, July PROSTRATED BY INTENSE HEAT Hottest in Nine Years at Chicago-Men Die on the Street New York, July that re- duced wearing apparel to a pulp made the city suffer to-day. One death and forty prostrations were officially re- ported, but many persons were over- come and removed to their homes SIXTY KILLED IN A CYCLONE Milan, July reports from the districts were swept (by a cy- clone yesterday show, that sixty persons lost their lives and scores were injured. Many people were rendered homeless. The damage to property is heavy. without the police knowing anything of it. In, Jersey City two men drop- ped dead from the effect of the sun's rays. The thermometer reached 93 in the shade. HOTTER IN CHICAGO Chicago, July heat rec- ords for the present hot .summer and rheat records for nine years past were broken in Chicago to-day.- The official thermometers of.' the building, registered- 9? degrees. On. the street temperatures of 100 and 103 degrees were read-by ther- mometers. It is the hottest weather experienced in Chicago since July 1, CORRECTING A FALSE REPORT Pincher Creek Will Have About a Three-Quarter Crop Pincher Creek, July Lethbridge Herald is looked upon here WILL TRY THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE Capt. Bernier Leaves in the Arctic-Mis Programne Ottawa, July Ber- nier, of the steamer Arctic, has set out on his trip to the far north with the intention of making the northwest passage. He has sent from Chateau Bay to the department of marines and fisheries the program of his pro- posed voyage, which is as follows From Chateau Bay he will sail for Albert Harbor, Pond's Inlet. From there he proceeds to Beechy Island. The next place will be Daly Island Next Winter Harbor, and from there the (he will go.to Herschell Island. Capt. B. C. FOREST FIRES EXTINGUISHED Victoria, July to Premier -McBride, declare that the -forest fires are ex- tinguished throughout the pro- vince. Official estimates plac- .ed loss at three million dol- lars. TO BE BUILT IN A FEW MONTHS Bernier intends .that if he reaches as a daily paper..surpassing all oth- Herschell Island without any accident era in the province for the accurate !he will proceed direct from' there to and widely spread intelligence it af- fords its readers of district news, your correspondent has been requested through your columns, to correct .the statement relative to the crops in this section.as published in a-recent issue of the Edmonton Journal. It is Victoria, B. C. DEVASTATION IN THE FOOT 1901. Scores were, prostrated by tfee "assumed here that the statement re- extreme heat- Three large fires destroyed property to the amount of Fifty, families were made homeless. Ohe woman was burned so severely that her life is despaired of. Hundreds battled in the heat to save their private belongings. One man was drowned in Lake Michigan. One wo- man, overcome by the heat, rushed to the lake shore and attempted to throw herself into the water. A- sail J ferred to emanated from the imagina- tion of. some drummer making a fly- ing business trip through the Pass towns. The report taken exception V reads as follows "Fall wheat at Pincher is poor, and general condi- tions at Cbwley are1 unfavorable. The expected yield is Wheat, 20T bushels to .iiie acre oats 30.; barley 25 flax 10 hay i ton." The farmers and ranchmen here have no desire to mis- lead anyone as to the actual, condi- EX-MOUNTED POLICEMAN CONSTABLE WAS ARRESTED Winnipeg, July Saunders, who served for five years on .the Royal North West Mounted Police, was arrested.' here last night and ivas charged with the" theft of several .bicycles. Saunders claims the whole affair was a mistake has retained H. E. Hagel to de- fend him. He served on the force.at. and was at Maple Cree when he completed 'his service. EARL GREY'S ESCO'RT capsized, was picked up in It, is feared that the occu- pants are drowned.- THREE MONTHS FOR VAGRRANGY Another Employment Agency Case Before the Court tion of their prospects, and thor- oughly realize the danger 'to their particular sections when false reports get afloat through the newspapers garding their affairs. A. rancher from the Calgary district visited Pincher Creek last a man who knows he speaks, was emphatic in his assertions thai most of the crops in this district would yield an, aver- I age of 43 bushels to the acre. The i consensus of-opinion here among far- i. that a'Wr.esti- said he hailed from charged with vagrancy. The was police stated that Smith had been hanging around. Lethbridge for a month or six weeks living without employment, and repeatedly getting drunk he had been warned several times that he had bit- ter obtain work or leave the city, but he had failed to do either. Smith. pleaded, admitted he had no trade and had done nothing since he came to Canada except go to Burdett to play baseball on July 4th. Inspector West, J.P., sentenced him to three months' imprisonment with hard la- bor, and recommended to the immi- gration authorities that he be 'deport- ed. Three accompanied by an interpreter, applied to the court for advice in the matter of their dealings with tlie Union Employment-Agency. They had each paid their last two 'dollars to the agency for a supposed job in the mountains, but clai-ncd that although they had returned sev- eral 'times _ to the agency and gone tq the depot as instructed, the jobs had not been forthcoming, receipts for the two specified that (they were laborers, but said nothing about the firm or man for whom they were engaged. After hearing their side of- the story, the mate of the crop of all fall grains will amount to of the te ac- ARE GATHERING Winnipeg, July Sergeant Nich ols, of the Royal North West Mounted Police arrived here -today and -with several constables, act as escort to Earl Grey on the overland trip to The men selected for ,Che: trip are all experienced in suc-h journeys. cepted by all who know anything of the district, C'owlev included. NOT A SINNER BUT A CONVERT Sir Wilfrid's Reply to De- putation of Grain Growers Saskatoon, July Wilfrid Laurier arrived Saturday night, being met at Lanigan, however, by a dele- gation of grain growers, who made strong representations to the Prem- ier regarding government ownership They showed of the elevat0rs, the tariff dollars -Ahich and urgency of the Hudson's Bay Railway. The premier stated he had no intention of giving up his job nor did he think people intended to de- court sent for R. G.' Marlowe, prive him of it in the men had been engag-ed ay him on behalf of the Adams River dumber Co., and he had instructed them to go to the depot to meet the repre- sentative of the company, whom he had pointed out to them. He had supplied the company with thirty or forty men, all of whorr. had go116 with the representative, but if these men did not carry out the directions he had given them they were not to blame him. Marlowe advised that he was sailing pretty close to the wind in his of -doing business with foreigners' and he agreed to either give the men some other jobs or refund their money. William Cross, a bricklayer, plead- ed "not guilty" and was remanded in custody for three days on the charge that he did unlawfully have upon his person a pistol for the pur- i pose of-causing bodily harm to Mrs. i A. B. Ripley. Cross had formerly roomed at the Riplcy's residence and had been annoying Mrs. Ripley. He was ordered out of the house, but had continued his on every possible occasion. A climax was reached on Saturday and Mr. Ripley theciaiming fiscal the near future, of the English said the could not hope tc attain the same perfection in one or two generations which has taken Britain eight cen- turies to arrive at. The premier in this connection stated that while not GENERAL RAINS HLL OUT WHEAT Winnipeg, July advic- es show that that rains were general over the entire prairie country, the benefit to grain in the filling cannot be accurately .measured. Of course, however., this rain while benefiting grains and fodder, is altogether too late to materially affect the .quantity of crop other than that plump gram will weight in bulk more than shriv- elled or undeveloped grain. Indeed, fall wheat cutting has started in Prince Albert, Sask., where the crop is good and. it will very shortlv start in, Southern Alberta is the only place in the west where winter wheat can be grown. The rain will greatly benefit those farmers, who despairing of obtaining crops have plowed .down a portion of grain which is hopeless to expect to head, in the hope to eke out a fodder crop. Forest Ffres Are the Worst iii Country's History July day -yester- day the sky to west and southwest; indfca'ted the presence of and prairie fifes., The heavy wind; cinders and ashes into the although the-; nearest forest fires; are', over fifty miles distant which shows the ;fierceness of the fires and the strength -of the wind. Timber on Eau Claire and Bow River Lumber Companies' 'limits on G-host River are still burning fiercely, and unless rain comes soon most of it will be destroyed. Fire-rangers and other fire fighters are almost power- less to do anything -to..check the de- Hudson's Bay Railway Is Assured By Hon. XX P. Graham Saskatoon, July Minister of .Railways, Hon. a. P. Graham, assured a meeting of Grain Growers on Saturday that, the Hudson's Bay line will be built in a few months' time. "As soon as we get the final infor- he said, "the road will be built with all possible speed and that will be within a few months' 'ime. I can assure the Saskatchewan armers that not a moment is being ost." He also.assured .the grain ;rowers that whether the line was uilt by the government or by an- ther concern the government would JAPANESE STEAMER SANK Tokio, July hun- dred and six lives lost last night through the sinking of the Steamer Tatsurei Maru off the Port of Chindo; Kor- ea. Forty passengers, were saved. Several Japanese war- X ships have been despatched to the scene. PRES. HAYS1 RUSHING PINCHER CREEK RAILWAY struction now going on. There' is no doubt.thafi .'practically, the whole foothills country is ablaze and much valuable timber, grass and other pro- perty is :Fires, this season are the worst and most de- structive in the history. of that sec- tion of the province. TAKING ADVICE OF ROOSEVELT Alleged Reason Britain Is Doubling the Force in Egypt London, July is reported i hat the British military force in I is to 'be doubled in the near ee to it that the farmers got .good service and fair rates. .The-machin- ery had been devised and the rment would see'that the farmers were not overcharged. The ianrers wanted their grain considered quickly as possible and as cheaply as possible. The government would see that' whoever constructed the line, they will be in a position to take over the so that, they will not only be able to take their goods to the Hudson's Bay but would be able to take .them across the wa- ter to the markets of the world. ;'You want the rates continued Mr. Graham, ''so that you can get your goods considered at a fair price. I assure you that the government, through the railway com mission, will see that the rates on this line will be fair. If present leg- islation will not do that some such legislation will be passed by the gov- :nunent." Grading to Kootenay River to be Done By Next November 'Pincher Creek, July sur- veyors will arrive at this place on Saturday next 'to commence their la- bors in connection with "the new line of railway named Creek, Cardston and Montana railroad. A New York "received here Saturday is authority for this statement. Thirty men will be. want- ed to accompany, these-engineers, but the supply is, far short: of the de- mand in that respect, as far as .indi- cations count at present. 'On the fol- lowing which wiUbe the first of August, operative head of the- road- is expects ed. The work of grading will be rush- ed through as speedily a view to having it all graded by the end of November, and operated as far as Kootenay river by- Christ- mas. The- people interested Efforts Made t Several of the Grand Trunk Trains 1 Montreal, July 25.-The effort