Major A. B.@
Serious disaster reported eruption, Turtle Mountain, near Frank, Crow's Nest Railway. Number people killed and river blocked by matter thrown from mountain. Instruct officer commanding McLeod to proceed there at once with all men he can take and arrange for up to strength of twenty-five drawn from most convenient detachments to follow with extra tents and facilities for rendering assistance. Further instructions later. There will likely be a special train from Calgary to McLeod by which police from there would travel. Instruct Sanders to communicate with Mr. Pearce.
(Signed.) FRED WHITE.
Mr. Pearce is the inspector of surveys in the North-west.
Regina, N.W.T., April 29, 1903.
Received 7.30 p.m.
North-west Mounted Police,
Instructions re accident at Frank being carried out.
(Sgd.) A. B. PERRY.
Ottawa, April 29, 1903.
Subtopic: THE DISASTER AT FRANK.