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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume III. Lethbildgc, Alta., Saturday, October Number 253 WON -BOARD OF TRADE CUP' Oct. -Betzer of. Somers, Montana, won the fine silver at ?250, presented by, the'Leth- bridge Board -of _ Trade- for the- best 'box of Macintosh Red FERNIE MAYOR EXPLAINED REPORT City Still At Sea Regard- ing tne Financial Position ECKSTEINS CRITICISM Funds of City All Pooled in One Account in the Bank (Special to the Fernie, Oct. meeting of rate payers and citizens in the Grand Opera house last night drew a good sized with quite a sprink- ling of ladies in the gallery. .Mayor the chair find Alderman 'Johnson, beau, of the cumulated. was removed ib finance the reports of. hospital, but it-was1 not--thought that "R "hcnn' QTI n n; W _ __ _ BURNEMFO DEATH Andrew Eachner, a mineworker at No. 6 shaft of the G-alt, -tninesf died yesterday afternooA from "burns he sustained in-the mine on. Monday last. It appears'that he went" into an unused room in order- to get' 'soree BEAUDETTE AND SPOONER Many Lives Lost- and Hundireds of Thousands ot Dollars Worth of Pro- petty Burned Rainy River Town on Fire Lumber Companies Burned Many People Have "Narrow Escapes Fort William, Oct. special Matthew Lumber Co.'s that they were.packing up to" come despatch, to a local paper from Beau-: yard, at Spooner, -.just across the dette, Minn., abou miles west of here Northern Railway, hundred Canadian across, a.river two on the from the town of Rainy river, which was destroyed last night, by'fire The most disastrous forest. fires in the history of Northern Minnesota and Western Ontario, passed this vi- cinity last night in which we're lost, and hundreds oi thousands of dollars worth of property, was de- oi by six-thirty the whole towns of Bcau- dette and Spooner were'on .Sire: The Canadian Northernr Railway sent an engine 'and fifty" empty -box stroy'rf. It broke out northwest the town about six o'clock" and Beaudette River from Beaudette, were consumed, resulting in their losing over one hundred and, 'fifty 'million feet of lumber and, had great difficul- ty in saving their .planing mills. Tracks Strewn. With Corpses The down-coming'trains report the right of-way strewn .with corpses, five having been found between here and five miles west. They were en- deavoring to get away from fires and got onto the track onh- to be burned to death between rails, the bod- ies, being destitute :6i: clothin" every- thing being except the shoes: One found with a six months' .babe lashed to her breast raisand ignitedgas whichhadac- c auditors- watson' and E. McDermit., report cov- ered the transactions of' the year, -1909; and the'two., reports of Mr. Mc- ODerinit dealt- with both 1909 and 19101 Mr. Watson's .report does for- the same- vear.. Both re- his'.in juries were so- serious; as to cause death: Deceased is a-German; and has only been working in Leth'bridge 'of coming the 'Crow's Nest: "He w from" I cars to'the relief :of their, stricken so by flames _nd in fifteen misiiiss-.. as tc? be body-that could reach 'the depot! B: P: 'Etnan' aatFVwife prominent was safe on tie Canadian J. merchant of Spobnery. had a very nar- although it looked as if were J row escape from1'the; flames and in going- out of the fryins pan .into .the I most all cases over a thous T fire'as the town of. Rainy .Elver'' was j on fire: in -several places, the-.Rat about Lumber. Company jj losing their entire plant "and :people with only what .they had On -their backs when the fire caught them.. It is' feared that hun- dreds of .settlers south of here have as 'it was known yesterday to have not reached here yet. One man named Ramsey ran with small child in his arms seven miles to town and reported several families behind him, but they have not turned up yet The. correspond- ent concludes he cannot write .any more now, and- must have some sleep. Reports Probably True Winnipeg, Oct. no di- rect information; is received here of the fire which has gutted Beaudette and Spooner, and swept across the Rainy River, Ont., no doubts are felt regarding the substantial ac- GEO. H. PERLEY, M.P., IS V CONSERVATIVE WHIP Ottawa, Oct. H. Ferley, M.P.. today formally announced his acceptance of the position of Conservative -J- chief whip, which onerous post Geo., Taylor, after long incumbency, is resigning. SAFE BLOWN OPEN AT (Special to the Fernie, B. C. Oct. the sec- ond time _in fourteen months the safe in .the- G-. .N. station "was blown open OF THE NEW GOVT. President Bragas Says What It Soon LISBON IS QUIET r-: Provinces Adhering to the', Republic Business Resumed j: :v Lisbon) Oct_ feagii''' has not many spare moments-; 'but "lie curacy; of. the; report. The. G.N.R. by "robbers who "broke into the: bag- 'as enough today. to- xeceivethe gage room some time last night and. I correspondent of-. ,the.. Associated, after lifting the contents of .'the {Press. He particularly -desires: it ;to.' sent two auxiliary wrecking" trains at seven' and tec. this morning re- _ the sceneToMjhe disas- j -Drunks, .from, which "they some.j be. -er- -.-..ortage Liiuiber Blankets and: feather 'pillows'" and i r _ o.'-.v.J-- say their loss wi.U be if the smoketess pbw.der. rifle cartridges they j 1- aun> report; of the burning of their mill at muffled "the-safe" in the office with the oe m. Brazil and Turkey Rainy River correct. Alfred Berg, of who is in the city. feathers and" ..the lock with powder--taken from-, rifle says conditions are ripe for a con-jsneus and with a-short piece Of fuse fiagration as the. bush is dry and {attacked, hlew.'open the outer'door carelessness lumbermen added to the .risk. -He ...says merchants of Spooner''are air-heavily insured. the or rather lack of bookkeeping, mendations pointing out where the system "was defective and stating ef- fective, remedies' to be applied. The .recommendations of Mr. Wat-, son" do" not seem" to, have been insisted upon, and McDermit found the -last .year's records" in no "better con- dition and unearthed many shortages for. It is not he was married or single.' Coroner A. E. hold an'inquest on'.Mon'day.' -'-.-_ FARMER KILLED BY' TRAIN.AT.'y.EGREVILLE VegreviUe, Alta., "Oct. acci- dent happened j9'.30, last night which -death of: Louis about 15. miles. south; of It "seems. Mr: Jaco'bson started-' about that'time for which did ..not catch the eye of Mr. iVVatson-fduring- his examination., As iMcDermit states. it is very diffi- cult'-tio do effectual checking with the books and :vouchers jh their present condition. This state of affairs should tlle Canadian: Northern depot not hav-e. existed after the advice gly- and to- the. -ran, into en .by Mr and it .would seem and was: knocked down "byira- freight fthat this neglect, is chargeable "to the train -and was Ttie -deceased in notonsist- i leaves -a-niother grown -up .cmidren.to moum his Wtimely 'incline'd to! criticize their in' some'0 particulars, taking work1 issue .with Mr. McDermit's conclusions in some, instances: Taking out the criticisms of differ- ent people and the allusions to all kinds of rumors which 'the mayor said had come to- his -ears, and his of Alderman Beck as a ins Coroner Dr. w. Field. G. PROMINENT-FARMER" KILLED BY'WAGGON Red Deer, Oct. Hives, aged 35, one-of-the most prominent stump puller and all round superin- merV of the Red Deer- district was -so tendent of public works department, seriously crushed by a loaded .-wagon his remarks regarding the real -qaes- Posing over him _on TVednesday af- tion at issue, the present condition ternoon that .he died about -an hour of the several funds, the overdraft, .afterwards. and other matters which the rate- I He nad cone in -from his farm three payers are entitled to know alJ miles wes't of Penhold .to get. some about, his address was rather disap- shopping done and in -his as pointing to those who wen; "there to is conjectured, a sudden start .of his find out about them, and they are bronchos threw him under the no wiser today "than they were which, crushed; his ribs on one terday as to' where the .city stands. his lung, causing internal This state of affairs'he attributed to hemorrhage from which the unfinished condition of the work away in a semi-conscious done by Auditor McDermit and stat- shortly afterwards..- ed that he had two local men assist- j ing the city.clerk in bringing the MUNICIPALITIES MAY-- to" a .point where a balance can be struck. Why Mr. McDermit has not asked to finish the-work he has been so diligent in executing so far, was not explained. Mr. Eckstein's Questions "he passed condition GET POWER IN'MANITOBA, Winnipeg, Oct. 7. The'- government promised consideration -to .the dele- gates from St. and other municipalities who sought to -have the Mr. Eckstein followed the mayor f government create, operate and sell tion to vision. the oonds ..Ox -a corpora- so under government super- address was cut short; and lie had to leave out many: questions upon which he had intended; to Thc gist of his remarks j summed up in the questions he asked j the handling of trust nnd T.victory of the Portuguese provisional government police. The gathered for a, second -time this even- inc; but at the close of the meeting were apparently no nearer solution than before. was ordered down bv the BLACK HAND LEAVING SIGNS IN BANFF Banff, Oct. Black Hand So- ciety has visited Banff and left sev- eral of the society's mysterious signs marked upon various parts ot" the town. Much speculation has been aroused AS to the visitors. the future actions of r COUNCILLOR RESIGNED Claresnolm, Oct. C. Millen has resigned :is a result of an altercation he had with Councillor newspaper La Publicida which ac- claimed the Portucuesf Republic has been seized .by t.ht- authorities. The Republicans arc protesting against the repressive measures of the government and the severity -of the censorship. Business Resumed London, Oct. Costa, min- ister of justice the Portuguese government, has sent, the following despatch to Times provisional government, has just received the final adhesions frorc the military division stationed in tht provinces. "Perfect order and satisfac-, lion prevails everywhere. The bank: arc snowing restored confidence. customs and other government- depart meiHs resumed business today and all .activities necessary to the discharge of the nation's obligations are pro- (C uiit.iiiucu Oii ;