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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Of Interest to the Farmer TIME EXTENDED FOR SEED GRAIN APPLICATION! Owiug to the application forms lor grain being delayed in reaching Jariners' tlie time lor tho Completion, of these applications; 'February 22nd, was found to be far -too short. In consequence of this time was extended to 1st March, but as .this is again liable to prove -too short a time, it has been further extended to, the 10th March. Every effort should be made, however, to have applications in 'as. long before 'this date as possible in order to give -simple opportunity {or arranging ior .-.distribution. the local department 'of, able to supply all the seed which'the farmers c! the province will need. Deputy Minister Harcourt returned last night from Calgary, where he has been making arrange- BASEBALL AS DIVORCE CAUSE When Turn Lwt Husband Not Talk to St. Louis, 3To.. Feb. di- it is evident that Alberta JwiilE be case of Mrs. Mazie tfickart against D. of the Brown's Baseball Club, was taken under advisement -this morning J. W. DARBY DEAD Brothtr-in-law of Judgt Kiiiim Former Winnipeg Lawyer Dtad Winnipeg, March The death oc- curred yesterday afternoon at 3 o'- clock at his residence, suite- sixe, Albaiiy Block, of J. W. Darby, as- w ments for the purchases in the south July 1907. country, and he is convinced that all needed can be.obtained inside the .province. C. C. Castle, warehouse commis- sioner at Winnipeg, appointed grain purchaser for the west has already secured bushels of wheat and bushels of oats. The oats are partly being procured in the old, country and, already three ship loads by J urtge Allen. The couple wore sistant Dominion Lands agent. De- Married Aug. 8, and separated The Seed Grain Act recently passed are on the way across the Atlantic. A. TT Krti ,by the Legislature makes every Sec- retary of a Local Improvement Dis- trict a commissioner for taking affi- expected to pay cash for same upon delivery. As the result of the deputy minis- 'ter's to Calgary there has been 'AH applications must be approved purchased bushels of oats and the Council of the Local' Improve- bushels of wheat. Mr. aaent district and forwarded to the Dominion Lands Office, Edmonton, "Seed Grain Distribution." SEED GRAIN reports that he in sight bushels of oats in t'he Edmonton dis- trict and there is available 50000 more bushels of oats in the south. This nrill be practically enough "'to Russian factories, ordered supervis- ing experts to instruct Viewers Sons Maxim to prepare the armor ac- millionaire, few, actresses become wealthy in the same manner as Miss Iledmond, the-dainty-singer at the Savoy this week, who has been noti- fied that. she. has come into a large fortune. Eight-year's ago, when Miss Redmond was starring in a comic opera in the western. States, she ran. across an old "school chum, who was ou his Klondike, but on his way to -rthe coast strayed and reached Spokane, he was almost stranded. He lacked the necessary Cleveland, O., March a fire which completely destroyed the-com- mon school building in Collingwood, a-suburb' today, 75 children, lost their, lives. The fire was started by an heated furnace. The flames quickly spread and a panic ensued when the building filled with and the four hundred children attempted to escape. There were but two exits in the {building that were available. One soon'became choked with children t Wi10 rnndlv dashed for the open air and those who fell in the doorway were trampled upon by those behind and soon the doorway was impassa- ble. The frightened and panic strick- en children turned to get out through the windows and any other means that could be found. Escape was cut off by the iiames which by this time had spread throughout the rooms. 1 fl Ljl ,4-A.V, cording funds to carry him the rest of his journey and he was naturally much disappointed, as he had planned to out at the Kolpin factory and it fur- nished plans of Russian 8 and 10 inch guns to the Knglish firm. ONLY FIVE AGAINST party Qf friends He had almost given up all Hopes when iliss Redmond struck Spokane The building was of brick yet this did not retard the progress of the fire. In a few minutes, the lower floor "fell precipitating scores of children tq the basement among the burning em- The scene about- the building was Tieartrending. Quickly the news of -the terrible catastrophe spread throughout the village and hundreds of parents were crowding about the building in search of their girls and boys. In a _few minutes 20 bodies had been takeh from'the ruins. Plain- ly the writhing scalded forma of dozens of others could be seen in the ed their men and instructed them to assist in the recovery. They brav- ed the fire and made heroic efforts to save those'who were not At ll.SO 25 bodies had been'recov- ered from the ruins and were taken to the shops, of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad company where the company's physicians are attending the injured. Practically every ambulance in the eastern part of Cleveland was called as" well as every available physician Many children rescued believed to be fatally injured either by fire or be- ing trampled upon. Scores of child- ren have been taken to the city hos- pitals. Three little girls met instant death in attempting to jump from the third j floor. They were ilary Ridgeway, Anna Roth and -Gertrude Davis. A man named Doran, who arrived upon, the scene early when -the children were crowded in ,the front door dis- covered his little girl among the mass of injured and crushed. He caught the girl by the hands and in his frantic efforts to save her pulled her arms from her body. The last four, who were children of the jani- tor of the building, lost their lives together. The greatest Io3s of life was caused by oue of the exits being closed, to which point of chil- dren rushed. Their, escape was block- ed by a door that opened in wards. In this manner they- were delayed in reaching other doors and windows- It is said that as a result tff this stampede along, scores of children placed the number a's high as> two hundred. Reports are conflicting this, time. In the excitement it impossible to form a reasonable, Ornate. Judging from bodies that have been recovered e number missing, together wftl-v the number than can be, seen in basement it is safe to say that The list-may grow as the truth is revealed. ior the purchase may be suitable Alberta. Mr. Castle, the agent, has appointed Mr. Nairn, of Edmonton, bayer for portion of the Province tributary and Mr. Wm. Carson, The authorities Eng- r sind of the followinc grades: 1 and 2 Northern, and If there is not sufficient of these rsrrades then 3 Northern and No. 4, purchased West "of Winnipeg; 'White 1, 2 and 3; Barley 1, 2 and 3 Extra, and 3. The above grades will be purchased the basis 01 store Fort "williaza, official weights and grades to govern in all cases, subject to the right of .the-buyvr rejecting any cars rejected the Grain Inspector as unsuitable ior ,seed. All grain must be free from wild oats, darnel and cockle. All grain must be bought at, current J market prices date of inspection, plus j 31 reasonable premium, dependent up-i its vitality and suitability for) sede purposes, subject to the condi-' lions as above set forth, Seed grain for the Province of Al- feerta will, as far as practicable, be re-cleaned and distributed from Cal- gary and EdCTiOiitoij. further notice, -owing to an arrangement with the .-railroad companies regarding freight. rates, all grain Ior seed' purposes, the above conditions, orig- nAlberta, must 'be billed either C. Nairn, Edmonton, or W. Calgary. Send your bill of lading, and at the same time advise 55 cents per bushel. The object of the government is to give farmers in need, seed at the cheapest possible price. To this end they are making the purchases at the lowest possible rates. All grain is being thoroughly clean- ed and sacked before distribution onrl -U.-JT1 HA nnt np in three shel sacks and wheat and barley in j two bushel sacks. been completed Uupply aH that Alberta demands j reading of iJ which, however, has only j sucn groan i to be about one-third of what was ex- pected. The prices being for oats are 50 cents and for new oats on the basis of 55 cents for No. 2 White. _____ j _ basement. Nearby factories dismiss- lost their lives. French treaty Ratified by Big Major- the opera troupe, and James in House of Commons Storey, who occupied _a scat amonj Ottawa, March" 3.-On the third hlS The first estimate WHEN COUPLE ARE ENGAGED Must Be Certified to by a Priest and Two Layimn poterboro. Ont., March. massed of St. Peter's cathedral Smn-- day Rev. Father McCoIl read a" pa- pal decree that has caused consider- able talk in the city, especially" an or.g those of the. Catholic faith. 3t_ was to the effect that an engagemeaaf to be recognized by the church as canonical must be by the parties thereto signing itv the presence oi two laymen .to that- effect. Otherwise, the church, wfl? not recognize the engagement as soeri This ordinance is for the purpose preventing the numerous and einbar- assing misunderstandings Which luw arisen regarding so-called ments where the church has been ask ed to interfere. To obviate this the above precau- tion, has been ordained. The announcement is being; discussed, today, but of course it impossible" to "state' how many per- sons will Be affected. F. D. Monk 'spoke at some length with the idea of showing that although the Conservatives had criticised some features of the treaty they were not as a party opposed to it. He quoted from Hansard to show i school" chum.- He called on her after the show and during the course oi the conversation he told her about his hard luck. Without asking him for any security, iliss Redmond loan ed him which she considered as good as lost, as she had no faith that in Premier Laurier similarly criticised a treaty France made by. Sir Charles" Tupper. At 9.40 when the discussion had closed the Liberals a di- vision with the result that treaty received the concurrence of Canadian Parliament by a vote of 103 to 5. Those who voted were five She heard nothtog from with last Friday, when she was notified tely producing districts of western Ontar-U'ho does the Lancaster. Chisholm. Jack- that sbo could not fill her date by her attorneys, in Xew York that James Storey, had died in Dawson City and had left his entire estate to her and that it would be worth at least 000. The news came as a shock and surprise to her. and she Morris, Savoy for i Hamilton" It .was only after ilr. Morris threatened to -take legal pro- Terrible Death Roll in the Destruction by Fire of Public School Trustee Claims Fire was of Incendiary Origin Door Closed in Face of Poor Children. cJ MacKenzie King Going to England on an Important i An ion HAD TO PAY HEAD TAX ceedings that she came here and now she is trying to break all her con- Mrs. Lemfcux :.and Party on, Their1 tracts for, the futut-p, as she says that a girl with so much mon- ey has no'need to be on the stage. Way from Japan Ottawa. March curious cir- cumstance has transpired in .A, T I tion with the Lemieux mission to through her iN fe T -.-tri- loft and an interesting legal Japan. Wheu tue mission lert japan j _ c i __ rt iXTn-n o 'A inn Ottawa. March government to return to Canada Mr. Lemieux being in a'hurry, left by the Canad- ian Pacific, steamer and the northern more expeditious. Ma- has entrusted W. Mackenzie daine Lemieux and Mr, Joseph Pope, i however took the southern route, by i way of San Francisco. And before with another important mission of On Thursday of this week he leaves for" England- to Pope and Mr. Pope's allowed to land in San Francisco, he Canadian Government with the i tjiey. were to pay the head of Imperial, Indian and Colonial officer in. London respecting the emigrating of" Hindus' and other British East In- dians to Canada. He will lay fore the imperial authorities views of the bc- the here regard-" tax. To be precise they had to pay battle is :expected. as Manager -Apple ton claims that she will have to fill her engagements if she is worth a million. She received word from New York yesterday confirming the good news, and as the result she will be discontented until she has the Cleveland, Ohip, March ten o'clock today one hundred and sixty- eight bodies had been recovered from the ruins of the Lake View School at Collingwood. The exact number of fatalities from yesterdays' conflagra- tion is not known but it is expected to reach one hundred and eighty. Firemen are still at work in the ex- pectation of extracting more victims from the smouldering wreckage. So Ittl U11C lbl-1-U, have been identified. "Arrangements for a great public funeral are being rapidly perfected. This likely will take place tomorrow or Saturday. County coroner Dr. T. A. Burks "began an investigation- of the causes leading to the terrible loss of life in t.he burning of the school building. His work being suple- mentary to the investigation by the board of education, of the fire or where to place the blame' baa been reached. It is generally admitted that the' school building was of. ap- proved fire proof 'construction and that the calamity looked at from that that it cculd not have ceme-trom the furnace. Yesterday .in 'Collingwood was comparatively warm and Heart- er declares that he, maintained the fires at a lower rate than usual. Fearing he had not sufficiently warm- ed the-building he "was, according to his story, on his way to open the furnace draft when he was met by three little girls running from the basement who told him there was a fire three iiitk are PVW being sought by the police and fire commissioD-ei's- L. E. Gardner, -a member of the school board vis positive in his as- sertion that the fire was of incendi- iary origin. In that portion of the building where it was discovered there were no electric light -wires- There "was no waste or -no direct. means of creating heat. There were in'the building-at'the" time the fire was discovered betweeifc' 310 and 325 pupils and Bine teachers two of these are among the that' lie in the extemporized this morning in. the '-warehouse'. _ the Lake Shore and Michigan Central v railway at Collingwood. school was quarters had -been prGTided ybunger children in the.attic, as.it may seem, more of the pupils' escaped irom "these parts of thv school house than from any other. The children were under good disr HONOR FOR BRAVE ALBERTAN Lamb, Who Lost His Life in Strath- cona Mine Disaster, Recog- nized by the King affair straightened out mon- have been averted. er in her possession. She claims that the fire ey in her possession that she draws a larger, "salary than the average single woman on the stage, but she is through with stage each, the United States Treas- life after this week, ury being enriched to the extent of: you wish to handle your car if jng tne advisability of adopting The''levy was made in Mr. Pope had to make the payment j buying the tickets, and was rejected for seed purposes, as the taa] steps to restrict as far as to understand that they would 'buyer cannot handle such- cars. Partners and others shipping car lots -of grain will bear this in mind. FREE DISTRIBUTION OF SEED GRAIN CATALOGUE sible Oriental immigration to not, b'g allowed to board the steamer da from the British Asiatic possess- j without the receipts. ions. Canadian, opposition, especial-1 Apart from the diplomatic status jly in British Columbia to. the influx of the party, and from the fact that of Orientals will' be explained at Ixm Mr. Pope was returning from negotia- don and an interchange of. views will j tions' of a character in which the With a view to -assisting-farmers jit is expected, result in the'reaching j.Canadian case was so similar to that seed-Tain of some satisfactory agreement be-, of ,the United States, the imposition tflesirous of procuring good district representatives of -the Branch of the Dominion Depart- ment of -Agriculture for Alberta, Sas- katchewan and Manitoba have this year compiled in tabulated form -the following particulars regarding the prize winning and commendable -exhibits.at.Seed Fairs held in co-oper- ation with the Seed Branch in- the .Western Provinces: Class, prize won. total score obtained out of a possible 100, weight, per meas- ured bushel, per cent, germination, point? of merit. defects, variety, number of bushels for 'sale, price tween the two governments. j was absolutely illegal, as- the ..United that the Japanese immigra- States law expressly. exempts per- tion question has been practically. settled, the most pressing point with regard to1 the whole problem of Or- iental immigration is in regard to the Hindus. The indications seem to point to another influx of Hindus du- ring the coming summer and it is a sons travelling to Canada, via the United States. The American offi- cials, however, refused to recognize this. j It- is understood that Mr. Pope j intends to enter a complaint at. FEAR A FLOOD Ottawa, March are enter- tained for a flood on Ridea uriver this year. There has been an abnor- mal fall of snow covering the ice while under the sno wis about eight- een inches of watre. In many places the ice is almost t othe depth of the river bed' and unless the thaw is gradual there are fears of a bad flood. LEGISLATURE SUMMONED Saskatchewa nLegislature will be railed to meet March 26th; It is ex- pected that Premier Scott who has been in Europe for his health will return in time to be present. MAY LOSE EYESIGHT Hamilton, Ont., March j Also it now is believed that the fire did not have its origin in the furnace or from the explosion of the heating boiler it must have started under'the'stairway leading from the basement to the first floor of the school building. Janitor Threatened The Janitor Fred Hearter stoutly maintains that there was no waste or other rubbish there. The officials are doubling their efforts to ascertain the names of three girls who are reported to have 'been in the basement at the time the fire started .and who are said by the janitor to have first noticed the fire. Much depends it is thought upon the stories these girls tell. The janitor although he is largely cleared has been made to bear the majority of the blame. It is said one father crazed by the loss of his children, even made an attempt- upon the life of the janitor and Hearter is now being guarded by the police, a Washington against the illegal ex-[ so .Pritengelo. employed in the smelt- question the recent regula- action. tions passed by order in council can j prevent the landing of those booked for -Calcutta' to' Hong Ivong 'and thence to Vancouver. arc British 'subjects and any regula- FOUND DEAD IN BED ing works, was badly burned by an explosion last, night'and -will prob- ably lose his sight. He was 'assist- Cleveland, March hundred and sixty-five lives, all but two o them children, being of the ages from 6 to 15 are knfwn to have been lost The Hindus j Account, of Sudden Death of Late i hot' metal came in contact with j John Jardine From a Van- j snow causing an" explosion. couver Paper i _ ij T.O ir> itit; Kiu.'tvn IA' jmg to dump-'a car when the 'jwr bushi-1 and exhibitor's name and tions adopted have io be' considered by the British jioveniniont. Mr. King i Ooueerning the death of the late are in formed by the office of j will t-ndca-.or to iirmg nbe'.-.t thcr- at Vancouver, a paper I Sc-e.i Branch that this catalogue .oupc'n unriorstanding -with t.he British j Oj city jiag t'ne following: is now printed and ready for .free government .on -the' question and se- TEN M1LES IN TWO HOU RS 'Omaha, North Colling- wood, ten miles east of this city. Several others are missing and their in the ruins. Had Practiced They had been practiced frequent- ly in drill. Their teachers without exception- retained their self possession, show- ing great courage in the face of "im-- minent death, yet more than half.' of these little ones died horribly be- .London; March London j cause of the faulty business arrange- Gazette says: "King Edward has been pleased to Miss Margaret Jane 'Lamb, of Newcastle-on-Tyne to receive the Edward Medal of first class in recognition of the gallant action of her brother the late George H. Lamb who lost his ;ea- deavoring to save the lives of five men at a fire in the Strathcoria company's mine, Strathcona, Alberta. Lamb went down into the shafts three times and died from injuries he received in fruitless efforts to save the men. CONVICTION UPHELD A. Roy's Appeal to Judge Winter Was ments. The school house was. two stories, and a half in height, the walla being'" of brick and concrete. Inside it a shell which burned -with great ia-- pidity. The entire interior .was s1- mass of smoking ruins lying in the- cellar within thirty minutes after alarm of fire was sounded. The Principal's Story Miss Anna Moran, the principal the school denies that the doors opw inward, and insists that they were' never locked during school hours She said; "When the bell J. and 1 suppose other teachers thought it a regular fire drill. Every in school has gone out over and over again from the second floor to Hit open air in one minute and thirty' seconds. You can judge, from that, how quickly we reached the first floor When we "neared the front door, we' saw the flames coming up the base- This afternoon Judge Winter heard the arguments in the appeal of F. A. Boy against conviction under the Liquor License Ordi-nance for selling nient, stairs and without knowing it, liquor in retail quantities hold- ing a wholesale.liquor license. W. C. jvcss appeared for the appellant Hoy, while 'C. F. P. Conybcare, K. C., ap- peared for the respondent. License j at top. Before the janitor got i-' we led those little children into; the very, face of the fire. Only one o? the double !outer doors was open; the other was fastened by a sprin? Inspector Hotchkiss. The Judge held that us in the act, the purchasing open the children had wedger" themselves into the vestibule and :thf bodies may posc-ibly b lah'a, 'Neb. March Anier-; It days before the cur in the. New York to Paris j nimiber of clcadjs'determined. At 1 o'clock this a man j automobile ,mce left. Logan, thirty j QJ recovered one hun- j A supply is being sent, tlu-ir cc-opfnition in 'li.scourag- named. John lardine, who hnd 'rcgis-j west of Omaha at-six o'clock j fjrecj eight hovf been identified.! to the Secretaries of the Agriculttir- j ing and pivven.i ing tlu; immigration j terefj from Great' Falls, inoniinET and required two 'hours. The. renmining bodies are so black-' .v} societies, 'Boards of Trade and ,Lo-! of Hinduf: to Canada, from India. bmw] dead in bod fit the make ton miles. s'll .Improvernpnts 'each j He ho absent from tho: capital mereial hotel 'by J.; muddy. tht: throe and any L-vrni-] about one month. who'wishes to obtain, a copy '-this, catalogm. may secure one by up-! MANITOBA CALLS QUITS plying to'.the parties mentioned. Any Hers'jii .vhc' wishes to obtain seed March. j A. Marion. Jardino v.-as- in bed with j i his clothes on. The police'-were no-i The roads are i fire and STnoke, so battered i riApids tori.-iy was'.'threatened land bruised by trampling that I ...th u and consumption of liquor syn- j others in a panic stumbled anr" ouymous. the consumption of liquor j climbed over them. It, was frightfuL on the premises meant a sale. go near safety If I could hav, fore (.he conviction must be confirm- turned my line bii.ck they ei3 and the iippwtl dismissed, I had. somy chance on the third but they kept coming down and could not, stop' them or do a.nythin; to save them. Men from the outsid were Trying to pull tile, children but thf crush'was so tight no humar- FIRE DRILL SAVED THEM Grand Kapids. March' stren crth cau Id el ear a eway rooccur'xmce of Cleveland's it is only by means of some uubvirn-j on an even larg j Dozens died within a f..ftt oi absolut- JUDGE ,K1LLAM'S FUNERAL (.tl artjcles of wearing appnn-l that scuje_ pjrc out in the lab-j jtified and an investicfition was made, i Winnipegl March body of! t.iieir names cnn be ascertained, j Jardine registered at the hotel at j tho ].ito Killam. will reach! cause cf the Fire a Mystery the i o'clock yesterday morning and city at 10 o'clock.! Thi, caugc of thc which oratoi-y of the central school while 1.200 pupils were m the midst of Tlur siffmii for the Tire drill A Rigid Investigation A rigid investigation into tho cause- )i the fire K Governor Kar f i 1 t i t III- '-'i vf v orkhsop and factory inspection tho fears of a possible ealastropliti WIIIIIK-.-HV have lonff been felt but the fire, drill proved effective1.' AM the men and women employed in the Miailcling also nm'.'c their r-scajw without injury. whose children perished, declared The loss will not exceed Fire marrhals are earnestly er deavoring to establish and place responsibility for the fire. Officia7- of the coroner's office are also work- ing to tlic same end. ;