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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta 29, THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD At the Westminster North Lethbrldgt IJ E o Jo lUo Formerly of Wesley Church WILL GIVE A SILVER COLLECTION An opportunity lo meet an old friend and hear one of the strong- est platform men in Western Can tula. Empress of Britain Sanl (Continued from front page) ..-----THE----- BROWN BETTY TEA. ROOMS OPEN DAILY, Business Men's Lunch Afternoon'Tea. Ice Qream .At the Sign of the Teapot Cor. 3rd Aye. and Fifth Street WEATHER -Of! j .30 76 46 Waclcod 80 '18 Brandon 78 5-1 Port-'Arlhur 08 !ifj 'Letlibridgc 82 47 .Saskatoon 72 50 Calgary 78 48 Medicine-Hat Sfi 50 gfna-; 80 18 Winnipeg 78 58 Pfiritfctoii 78 4fl Brooks 82 -15 Fine and warm weather has benn general over the prairie provinces., Koine scattered showers of rain and1 some thunderstorms have occurred. MAY MOVE INTO DOMINION BLOCK POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT MAY SEEK .TEMPORARY QUART- KICK 'Since the recent visit of Mr. Mo' lard, of the Department of PublJ Works, and ,the veiled 'hint that th postal department would look ab'out for more suitable premise to house'the'post ofllce until the public -building is completed, ther has been some conjecture as to the probable temporary location of the office, during .the time the new oflici is under The Herak today learned on fairly good author ity that the postal department is con siderrag the advisability of moving to the new Dominion Block which be finished In a little more than a week, as this is the only .unoccupiec building in the city offering more space than the present office. The announcement that tenders had beea called tor to be in the Tlie Helvetia, which came to sui K disastrous end Saturday was tl most modern collier in the Dom.nio Coal company's fleet. She was hui only last year at Walker-on-Tyne She was 375 feet long, 52 feet and u, depth of 81 leet. At tlio tlm ol the collision she had a cargo c tons of coal. The Helvetia Is not tho property the Dominion Coal company, but ha chartered from Lowdeii and com pany. Up (o tho present tlic-Doini ion Coal company lins given no cat mate of the loss, hui the vessol fully insured. Will Sail ou Virginian .Montreal, July j advices received here by the. Alia J) line, the passengers who returned t Quebec on board the Empress wi1 proceed to Liverpool on board th Allan line Virginian, which stoam from Montreal at daybreak on Fn day. Arrangements have been made To the Virginian to take IfiO first clas 70 second class and 300 third clas passengers. Tlie Pretorian took 200 passenger from the Empress when the boat met in the river. FORECAST All West-Warm- day and Tuesday. to- WINNIPEG WAS WISE Winnipeg, July Wangh today issued a statement regarding the recent visitors of the city of! Win- nipeg to'ihc London money iir-which he congratulated "the city on having by faking the its London agents in putting its debentures "'on the market in the early year Instead, cf. waiting for a favorable turn to the' inark-st which, in fact, ,'wen.t the other way. By following the sa'mo policy, the school board is today better off by HIS LEGS CUT OFF, ft is reported here today that Geu. Lelsh, a watchman' in the ejnploy of rthe C. P. R. at Cra-nbrook, had both of his legs taken off there yesterday ..accident. On enquiry at the local C. P; R. offices' no .con- firmation obtained. of the accident could be of the department on August 14th. lias al-30 led to some speculation as to the probable change in real es fate, values.; on Fifth, removal of -the post' office from present location, will have. a very material effect on the volume of buei- npss .-part of the city. isTsome complaint among the bfijlders and contractors of the city over the method employed by the public works department in handling the plans'- for the building. one set of plans have been forwarded io Lethbridge and all contractors are forced to use'these plans in jprepar- irig their .tenders; .They are kept on a small table on the first landing land office, and the contractors must go there to make any calcula- tions necessary in; compiling their tenders. This is considered most un- satisfactory, and'--an effort is bein? mado .to have the department rer mb've the: plans to tlie. office of .the Builders' Exchange, whore all build- may have ample opportunity of making their estimates without d-e- Eugenc Labolle, a" 14-year-old boy, was.-crushed between a wagon and >ree afc Montreal and killed. (Good Assortment) Better look over our stock of Refrigerators, they are all going at cost Prices from to Some very special makes are included. Also Screen Doors and Windows at cost. Clergyman Tells the Story Quebec, July Rev. Di Burke, one 6C the passengers, give his accouont of the accident ,as fo lows: "I was on the deck at the moment and saw everything that traoisplred a well as it could be'seen. The sea wa calm, and a great veil of fog hun; ominously over We were near t tbo Gaspe coast, much nearer whei the fog arose than appeared comfort able. The siren of our ship ha sounded with painful regularity for a coouple of hours, and most of the firs class passengers had retired to thei cabin to escape It by an afternoon nap. "It was a quarter to five when went on deck to watch a game o billiards. Our horn sounded Its mal alarm, and came the answer from' something under our bows. Three whistles made -everybody ready. "There was no time .for- anyithing else, no room to turn, no chance o escape. We were proceeding at hal; spe-sd. I rushed to the forward rail as did the others, .with cues in their hands. There was still nothing to be seen, though it was felt that we were upon some ship. ftlac-k form of a collier arose out d-f the'.thick mist, crashed into it amidships, t ant ploughed OUT way squarely across its beam. The ship seemed to vie tim atwain, and it would have gone down lik-e a stone. I knew "something serious had occurred, although the impact was not such as to Woug'e gen- eral alarm in itself! The whistle and crash, however, brought everyone quickly to -the deck. Scarcely had the call for the boats sounded out loud and shrill, when almost at the very sound the tackle began to run through tlie blocks, with rriany groanlnga, and the sailors, having" unhooked the blocks, began to ply tho oars as Iresfc hey could. Had. not Iho sea been smooth, it serious problem .hat confronted u'a. Those little boats were like ttoys upon the ocean. They at first thought to take off the Hel- vetia's crew with them, bra it was not necessary. Our ship was bridged ipon Its victim, and stayed there as ong aa she could. But the crew of doomed veaael knew there was llt-_ time to spare. They climbed over be bow into the One Woman and Girl "There was a woman find a girl among them, and these held on to he ropes like the men, and were pull- ed into the-ship. The ers came out of the hold like rats, then rushed into the forwufd quar- ters, and came up the ropes to our deck, each with a sweater in Ifis hands, which they, will! infinite jab- ber, proceeded at once 'to put on.' The whole crew was .on cteck withiu ten minul-es.' By this time it was appar- ent that, the Helvetia was sinking fast." The filled the coal-laden hold, and she went, down by the stern rapidly; Wo tried 'to. away: from her, but we firmly imbedded that we could.not-extricate ourselves. There was no nanlc among our.people. One woman swooned in the steerage, but apart from this there was no de- monstration whatever. Most people had gone to their cabins and put on overcoats for an emergency, but while we were prepared to sink, all 'felt that it would not be so sudden as to results bcca use purest in q u a 1 ity; try it and see. MILADI Orflc., 12M EDITED BY "INO" 11tl Mrs. B. W. Kingston and family are upending a two -mouths holiday Nelson, K. G. Hazcll and family leave toinor row for Vancouver where they wil reside for fiqmu time. Mrs. A. M. ROHM and children, of Seattle, axe rlnltlrig her mother, Mrs. William Stafford. Air. and ilra. G. Cockerline and daughter Meryl, of North Bay, Oni., rmve been visiting Mrs. Cockerllne's sister, Mrs. W. J.. McCain My; left on Friday dor the coast via N'elEon anil will visit In Calgary and Edmonton on their return home. An Eisenach, Germany despatch says: A son was born yesterday to the Grand Duke and Duchess of Saxe Weimar Eisenach. Puke WH- helm Ernest and Princess Fedora of. Saxe Meineugen were married in 1910 and have one daughter, born in 1911. Sir Wilfrid and'Lady Laurier are at Polnte-Au-Pic, visiting the Hon. Adelard and 4Mrs. .Turgeou. Their niece, Miss Pauline Lauricr, is also spending the summer there. Bishop Albert, officiated at the confirmation services at St. Patrick's church yesterday. A large class was confirmed, at the morning service. The Reverend Bishop and Father Rosenthal will leave tomorrow or the south country where they will pend several days visiting the various nlssious of the church. Frederick Murrcll-Wright. traffic Superintendent-of the Egyptian Delta light headquarters at 'antah, Egypt, is an interesting visit- r in the city at present. Mr. -MurrelI-Wright, is visiting hia rotber here, Rev. Mr. .Murrell-Wrlght whom he has not seen for twenty three In an Interview with the Herald, Mr. Murrell-Wright expressed liimicH very favorably regarding Loth- bridge, which he IB oue of the bent of the smaller Canadian cities he has yet vlf lUd. Mr. Murrcll-Wright said tbni It was just possible he might locate In Western Canada uome future day. "No one can long withstand the tropical climate in Egypt and 1 would prefer very much to eventually settle In this added Mr. Mur- Glqbs and Societies The W.C.t.U.' will meet at the home of Mrs. M. Kaake, Ave. South. Tuesday evening1, July .iOth, at 7.30 o'clock. A full attendance is earnest- ly requested as very importa-nt. busi- ness iy to.be decided upon. The'Ladies' Aid! society of Wesley Church are giving an afternoon tea at the home of Mrs. Virtue, 1234 Third Ave., on Wedneiday. Mrs. Virtue will be assisted by Mrs. Kaake and Mrs. Whelen. All are cordially invited. A large number of strangers and others attended the weekly social hour n Wesley church last evening at the close of the regular service. These gatherings are proving very beneficial ind growing in favor week by week. The local W.C.T.U. has through its department of flowers and fruit, ar- ranged