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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDOE, ALTA., THURSDAY, MAY 13, 11 C C. W. Gray when you need Paint f He Sells E L P H A N T Liquid Paint It wears longest and covers more space to the gallon. He has been selling this Paint for years, and has never had a complaint This store has just unloaded a car of and Kitchen Utensils which, as usual, have marked at prices that in- duce the buyer C, W. Gray The oldest established hardware in the city AMAZING FRAUDS London Merchant Defrauded out of of Dollars London, May frauds involving hundreds of thousands of dollars are alleged against a number of well known Bond Street dealers in a suit now being heard before Jus-- tiOO Tlit; Ouui'gcs ufc brought by the executors of the es- tate of the late C. J. Dickins, found- er of the big drygoods firms of Dick- ins and Jones, who are suing a deal- er named Arthur Ellis. They allege that while Mr. Dickens was suffer- ing from senile decay Ellis defraud- ed him out o: thousands of pounds by palming off on him spurious mo- dern Chinaware, alleged to be 150 years old. He is said to have sold to Mr. Dickens for hundreds of pounds pieces of China that cost' only a few sovereigns.' One of the executors tes- tified today that Mr. Dickens' deal- ings with Ellis alone amounted to while between 1899 and 1907 Mr. Dickens expended not less than on his China collection. The frauds, this witness' says, were discovered only when the collection was sent to .Christie's for auction on the death of Mr.' Dickins.. Actions against other dealers are pending. DIDN'T FIZZ ON THEM Collision With Iceberg Didn't Gauss English Immigrants Any Worry Montreal, Que., May takes much more than such an accident as that which happened to the steamer Lake Champlain to upset-the equi- librium of British immigrants. "What sort of a sensation is it to" run into an iceberg at was the ques- tion put to a party of young English- men who came in just after noon to- day of the first of the specials bring- ing passengers to the city. "Oh it was certainly curious and interesting but that's all I can was the reply of a knickerbockered bronze complex- ioned stalwart young man. "There was a sort of shock that knocked one cr two off their feet. Most of us were at dinner and we went up more out of curiosity than anything else to see what it was we were pass- ing. There was a heavy fog at the time and we could only just see dim outlines of the iceberg which seemed to be just about half as high as our mast Our vessel was stopped and the pumps set going, but there was no sort of confusion and no were lowered In fact none of us thought anything had happened We drifted about all night in the fog and next morning made our way slowly, to St John's, Newfoundland, which was not far off." Others were ques- tioned the same story to tell. EARTHQUAKE IN FORMOSA Considerable Loss of Life According To Report at Vancouver Victoria, B. C'., May of a severe earthquake in Formosa, caus ing considerable loss .of life in the northern part was brought, by the steamer Admiral Hamelin, which ar- rived this morning from Havre, via the Orient. The centre of the disturb- ance appeared to be in the sea off Keelung and Girau. Many villages collapsed in the northern part of- For- mosa and there was much loss of life in the various districts. The tremor which was both horizontal and verti- cal, lasted about three minutes. News was given of the arrest of an officer attached to regiment for training, protege of Viceroy Chan Chi Tung and several Japanese officers on a charge of stealing documents containing war secrets. MINING INSTITUTE MEETS The fifth general meeting of "the Western branch of the Canadian Min ing institute wil be held at .Cok- man, Alta., on Tuesday, May 25th, 1909. All members of the institute in good standing in the west are, by virtue of such rnemberschip, also members of the Western branch. Mem bers axe earnestly requested to at- tend this meeting and are cordially invited to contribute papers or notes for reading and discussion at it; also to kindly secretary that they will do so, if such be their in- tention. The secretary of the western branch is E. Jacobs, of B. C. GREAT CROPS OF HAY AND OATS AT PINCHER Pincher Creek, May has been very backward in this dis- trict and the outlook for wheat is not very rosy. The farmers have not been able to get on the land before the first week in May and have not got the usual acreage of spring wheat in. This will be a great year for hay and oats, with abundant moisture in the soil. The hay yield is expected to be enormous. When the warm wea ther opens up the growth will be rapid. Stock has wintered well. COLORED PEOPLE WANT TO WEAR THE KILTS Toronto, May number of col- ored citizens have asked Lieutenant Kennedy will lay their claim before ganize them into a company at- tached to the cadet regiment. They prefer to wear the highland uniform. Kennedy will lay their claim befare the authorities. A FIERCE ONE The latest is that cloth is being made out of banana peel. Suits made out of that shcriSd be easy things to slip on. 1 MOVING