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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL OCTOBER FIERCE FIRES RAGING IN NORTH Edmonton the Air Is Dense With FOSTERS VISIT The Canadian through the kindness of the officials of Wesley is able to an nounce that the lecture ol Hon Foster will take place in that church next Monday evening Foster will likely spend Sunday here and arrangements being made to him at luncheon an Monday at one far and near throughout the ly ing west and east of come stories of forest fires which are said to be ravaging miles and miles SUICIDE OF PROMINENT CANADIAN OFFICIAL Duff agent general of New in since fell from a window here yester day and was Milfer was born THIRTYTWO ilERS LOST LIVES Terrible Disaster At Extension Camp On Vancouver Island Bodies Work Proceeding damp came so thick that the air j damp explosion in a mine at Exten nien are known to be dead as a recould not be breathed and we had toisjOJ1 3 cf a camp from rtf on fwnlncirtn in if mA BENNETTS OFFER The report that Ben had been offered a high salar ied position with the is denied but it is now under stood that the offer is not from the but large financial corporation in Bennett has re fusal of a big salary as we as large holdings of suit of an explosion in 2 Minerun back Then we decided at Extension jhis Up to lljto remain to wait for reliefor oclock tonight eighteen bodies have We had long been recovered and identified as folwe heard a shout and Alex this morning wrecked for Three level Number Two mine own KING ed by the Wellington Collieries Comi the which is INTERESTED IN THE BUDGET 6 Like his nb the lows and who James The King Edward is drew iavthe When wo before rescuers i keenest interest in Vie t of valuable steadcrs homeless rendering homeJin Ontario in At the time of Dunn and heard their shouts instructing us weC0uld reach the scene and of the sixty j troversy which grows in intoiisify as the slope head but the men on the below at discussion of William j never came and I am waiting and destroying thousands of dollars worth of hay and other the sky to the westward and north of the city is lurid with the reflection from these fires and the air is dense with The des truction is not by any means confin ed to what called the big but vast of brush country are being loss incurred by the actual destruction o this brush is not serious but great numbers of farmers living in such sec tions are being burned out of their hunters and others return ing from the north report that there j are great broad sweeps of fire racing across wooded many sec tions destroying everything in their of wboj made a remarkable trip down the Athabasca from near the Yellowhead Pass to Fort and arrived here reported his death he was staying in a sani tarium on account of a nervous A a attendant constant ly in charge of but he succeed ed in eluding her and making way to a It isassumed that Asmater Fred Peter stillfor They must have been Zesserich thirty were Of finance bill in the Commons I these only six had i dead late tonight bv been taken outjto a His Majesty is extremely searching parj to prevent a which James i dead a long while Thomas Bullitch i theFire Damp Ues volunteelS uho are risking will arise if UAII day loilg rescUcrs have fought lives as they are in constant the bill and he dead whose bodies are in theHhe clearing the blown out danger of a second explosion and poifiuence to arrange a way mi Wyn James stopping though none could hope that son jrom black There is nodifficulty which couid bj a Alex McGlel any of the 32 men known to be dead hope for the but as the gas isjby the government ami f jLwls in of the hejumped for his body was foundlan Herman iu the mine had Inspectors j rapidly being driven from the T51 i n 1 st n ri imlrttnwn fltiH lrTn 1 lying in the yard DIAMOND CITY WILL CELEBRATE Arrival Of Railway Occasion For a Demonstration Next Week two names and Shepperd and Dick with Manager Gra progress is made against the three loaders who were of the Western Fuel j it is expected that all the Zesserich and and two drivcame fTOm Nanaimo and with dies will be The explo ers also j Little andvMaDager they led is the worst disaster of its kind Story of parties of Numbers worked in the history of the Thomas Hislop who was one pfthe the foreman seen would make last of the buk of the seven hundred and fire bosses were He goes to the minel miners and assistants who hurried of the mine shows com Ralph andj jfrom the Extension mine after paratively few the blown Mayor of were disastrous seen by me and but cases where j in Victoria They fear they j attuhnel at Extension roofing has extension j have relatives among the A iiight and gave a mpst graphic Hc was working with sixteen including five the on the first t thosesearching for bodies near midi slope may stop the progress of the level when they explosion when some rescue The scenes at Lady followed by a great rush of Bob of the miners are that smith Avhere the families of the minj he idropped thoir picks the explosion was dueVto a blown up j are The women OF THE CITY for fifty feet with a good dealjrelief train has sent from of fallen coal the of but fire the wrecked City will have a great that for miles he went through smoke j celebration next October so dense that he could hardly when the from Kipp to three feet before At otherthat town will be The places he said the dense forests of ispike will be driven and the first splendid timber which bordered the ton of coal will be over the river were all He attributed Lieutenant Goveror Bulyea these fires to the burning out of the and Bulyea will be present GrandTrunk and CanadianNorthern j taking the heading part the rights of The was all I It is that Pfe School Undertook a Big Job Today A census of the city of Lethbridge being taken today by the Sunday School Workers of the city underthe levels when the direction of secretary j A frVii r They can giveno other reason land children are clustered in a drizzle andofficials say that they arc entirejpf rain awaiting definite news of lov lyat to for Arthur Jed was between B c Qct 5 Att lo when the sion took place and rwith eight or j gixty shouted My shes We stood for a second in the dark of wind put our lamps out until sortie one came with a safety lamp and fifteen of us ing coat hurried along ac cording to the lanip to glistening i nine gathers raufor the of the but were reached the mouthf Company this greatilpud our facesfthe called Lady got a whiff of after and knew we must go Through in to the county jeyel we went UNION JACK FLIES IN THE ARCTIC But Captain Bernier Didnt Find the Pole his arrival here Bernier had one response I have fulfilled my You dont need to know anything about it until I have made my report to the whose employee I What Cook he was ask He got what I should have But did he get to the Pole I am not prepared to say that he got as far as he could with his for affirmative or negative regarding both Cooks and Pearys success in the far Ber nier You must give credit to both for having reached the if they had gone within a few miles of the Pole they deserved credit of hav ing reached would determinexthe He considered it a very difficult matter to discuss a subject of this nature as scientists and to really view the polar region and eadeavoz to take observations Captain Bernier declared that he tained correctness of statements which he had made ten years ago re garding the among which was that at the Pole and its surrouhd lives occurred i mines of the at of the Alberta Sunday School Associ Gollieries The ierritory has been at nine so he that once a fire had mier Gushtried to mto the cross been it was almost imposj Cross cut but were driven B and with a number of others he at noon the mine said in mine It is expected ashe his father were leav will be resumed in less ng at a week and the daily output their an explosion wtll i The was Glass was ed among the each oi whom has a corps workers out getting the It is not intended that the census should he absolutely reliable as to the number of people in city but is merely for church and Sunday sible to prevent its Oth Finlajand John Stocks deputy level left five work of rescue stiU and blown Out and the doors j School information in order crs who have fromthe Mcjister of public workswillbe present Jack but not expected that any more junhinged the effects were confined Sunday School workers and inin eod and Pembina river districts alSenator DeVeber A Magrath Ingham arid who stayed bodies will berecovered before mornfco the slope where it occurred sA11 isters the different churches may so report great destroying miles ind miles of the most valuable tim icr on this side of the Homesteaders Fight Hard Many tragic tales of lonely home steaders having to put heroic ights with the fires order to save Lhcir homes and families are reaching and wc we did as the portion of the mine where and several public men will also be j knowthe damp had got explosion occurred is badly wreck We knew nothing then except The brattice work was torn the smoke and damp was and the rescuers are very badly Invitations have been serit to editors of Edmonton and Calgary papers as well as of the local The Diamond Coal Companyhave their own locpmotire and coach which will be put into operation that Their special sleeper will bring the party from The special will leave Leth bridge 10 and return at 5 The company will the visitors luncheon at Diamond splendid plant of the company will be inspected and in way branch of the and j the guests will be given a good on the Canadian I a this area alone it is estimated M at least forty townships have iecn wiped out by fires which have icstroyed haystacks and he value of which total Jie city from many i Hundreds of dollars of hay find other fodder standing in the stack for winter use as as the prairie grass have been swept away jiy the fierce The farmers will great difficulty in bringing their stock through the jThe heaviest loss has been in the dis tricts between on the Wet MISSIONARY Egerton Ry which ever way we hampbred by The majority trapper had come It is impos strugglcd After a the men killed were old residents of siw to get at these levels and it is being almost we and were well feared that all the men hW perish down to figure could be j FireDampExplosion Rescue work is now being at We were tired and beaten The fire men in the other slopes and levels es know who and where their people Three levels had not been areand find out those they have heard from there were sixty in of whom only a driver and The whole city will be this afternoon and the reports except of those who were away from home when the visitors called will be in For this purpose between sixty and seventy census takers are erson j canoeist and one of the most ihe were it possible to esj interesting figures in the Methodist imate As far as the Mounted Church in Canada passed away yes oiice can terday at his Algonquin as been no loss of j after a protracted The disas1 He was hom at prairie fire of last week in 1 1840 His father was a Me Glover and her two chil jren lost their has burned it thodist KILLED IN AN ELEVATOR PIT A fatality was reported from Spring i j Coulee last William Thonip son while working in the elevator fell into tha pit and became in soine way mixed up with the machinery and almost instantly The body will be brought into the elf out without doing much further KILLED WHILE DRIVING The wind was so strong bat the fire reached the house withj WITH YOUNG LADIES Sunday afternoon RODOLPH A very successful ut being noticed and cut off young man named Walter Amickj icans of escape for tne unfortunate was out driving with two ladies in i oman and A number of the neighborhood off He had nrses and cattle in the range of the Jre were destroyed and dead coyotef ere on the prairienext KEG OF BEER STOLEN Special to the time yester y during the temporary absence of station agent from the local freight shed was into by the nges the We under rnd the onlything stolen was g of beer from a shipment consign to of the Alberta Ho CANADIAN BRIEFS Toronto Presbytery upheld the call gun along and got of the rigof StJames Presbyterian church to Robertson of formerly a mer chant of died at where he has been in to look for When placing the gun back into the the stock the killinc him His wife live at and daughters WILL ACT IN NOVEMBER Brigadier General Buchan is criti railway comcajiy ju at mission today postponed till the No Seymour crown attorney vember sitting ihe consideration of the attitude of the American consul for gration officials on railway trains in Canadian has becn app0intcd Bulgar a in the Not Responsible For Duffs Lake GOT D3GREE OF Governor of Nova and Gordon Ralph Winni will be given honorary decree of t According to report of City at Queen s University J Solicitor Conybeare to the council on Monday the city is not re sponsible for the existence of the Duff He that if property there is damaged because taken out this morning as folo watcr thc is not UaWc or BUILDING PERMITS Building permits totalling vs of the was killed near North an Englishman 33 years suicided It is reported that thc Red Spruce Lumber Companys plant and hold changed hands for a sum said to have been Miss Margaret aged whose parents reside in Guelph attempted suicide at Cornwall by cari three dwellings on Mc iff Street at a cost of a dwelling on Pepeloh for and j The city is responsible on ly for turning water into the lake or preventing it draining off in the na tural It is not j i stable ik on Westminster Road for for the natural drainage in to the He advised the council Three lOlled In Wreck a headon collision about four oclock this morning between the Maritime Express from Halifax to Montreal and an eastbound at Xashes 30 miles east of John out this take some days to ulated statement of It will probably set out the tab the information gathered by the entering into it with a good deal of enthusiasm and excel lent results are SENATOR MUST APPEAR IN PERSON George Cox failed to to his name when called in the police court this altemoosi in connection with the charge of failing to keep to the right jide of the road in an j His Little appeared for but His Worship would not stand for proxy and adjourned the case until Senator Cox could ap pear old and very much re spected msmber of the Legislative VOTED LOT OF MONEY Methodist Mission Board yesterday voted the largestsum ever get apart for home mission TAINTED MONEY RETURNED taint ed money put in as evidence in the West Poterboro withdrawn from election trial was the exhibits in engineer of express and j cast of Osgood Hall this morning engineer of the freight bv an order of the AMERICAN WON International balloon race for the Gordon Bennett Cup has been won by Edgar of who wil take the cup back to the United and William express mes were instantly Fire man the express badly The passengers all escap Burnhanrs lawyers recovered two i five dollar bills aul Strati ton about but were The express was verely shaken badly wreck VERDICT AFFIRMED verdict of the trial court which found John Walsh guilty of misapplication of the funds of the Chicago National affirmed by the circuit court of appeals here EXPOSION IN MINE ex occurred in the mine near It is 200 men were at PEARYS PROOFS Peary has accepted the invitation of the National Geographical Society to submit his Elm i proofs to them for veri bolic poisoning and is still in a carious out mushroom hunting in Rivcrdale Park this Bartholomew Bowler wasattacked by elk in the zoo and terribly Bowler only saved himself from death by locking his arms and legs around the elks to put a street across the horns until it dropped WILL AUCTION LANDS 1 that the Southin Alberts Land intends auctioning a large proportion of us 4i 000 acres in the WHEAT MARKETS Cables opened 12 higher and closed 58 to 34 high er All markets opened up strong and advanced during the ses selling up from 1 to 1 14 from the low and closing 14 to 12 under the Some of high point of the e shorts covered freely in Chicago There Elevators Are Full Of Grain ings were fathoms of Bernier then produced a letter he received from Cook in Sep giving all details of the famous dash for the Pole and gratitude for assistance which Bernier had Arctic wintered at point had been reached on August where Perry had in and Bernier said he went to Winter Harbor where be found re cords which had been deposited in a stone nearly a century Asked whether ho had found them by chance or whether he knew they the Captain I knew exactly where they were as I had made care ful study and research before leav full well that it would beuseless to wait until reached the north to do If Cook had known what I continued Captain he would have spent a fine winter There was a station within easy reach of containing suffi cient food to feed sixty men for sev eral J Features of Voyage things stand out prominently as the result of Captain Berruers that a large area of heretofore un known territory in the vicinity of the northwest passage been put der the Canadian the northwest passage has been made for the first time in fifty the letter from Cook showing at any rate that the genial captain did a good turn to his brother explorer in the manner which won the gratitude of the Found Tract of Land the returned to Quebec without finding the in fact his mission was not to see that elusive portion of the globe he has returned to Quebec with his good ship having done what no man has done for fifty made the North west Passage and has found a large land to the un known till now but over which now waves the Uniofi Jack with the Canadian Coat of Arms in the corner That the gallant captain has brought with him documentary evidence of a large tract of land in the Polar re gions can be said without He also made the definite statement to your who spent two hours with him today on the steamer arctic that at the present the Union Jack flics over the whole of the Arc tic archipelago and that the real Icrct of his mission and roturn is to announce the adding to the Dominion of Canada of many thousands of square miles undreamed of The Company are bring in about twenty thousand bushels of wheat per day and the shipping has got nicely Very little has come as yet from as was nothing startling in the noxvs export demand was Look forj some reaction frcan those opened 9G 14 threshing there is just December 94 May 98 Oc tober 96 12 December 94 Mfiy 98 Oats October 34 32 78 May 38 Spring j elevators arc and they are tak ing every car they can Farmers down there have tanks holding about a in which they store their grain for thc Thc tanks arc light and can be haul ed from place to BIG STOCK SHIPMENT Burns and Wallace loaded about seven hundred hvad of cattle at the local stock yards yes terday The animals are all in fine condition and a good look ing bunch of The shipment is consigned to Hochelaga and from thence to the Old BANK AT BOW ISLAND Hoagland informs the that the Bank of British North Amer ica are opening a branch at Bow Ts hvnd this ;