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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA1 WEDNESDAY AUGUST DUMBER 203. 13 KILLED IN MINE EXPLOSION AT MICHEL, Fire Boss Phillips Is. Ped Outright- 12 Others'Believ- ed Dead. THREE SEPARATE BLASTS ARE HEARD (Special lo the Herald) Michel, B.C., Aug. terrific ex- plosion occurred here in No. 3 east mine last night at 11.10 followed by others at 1U.20 and 11.30, causing the death at tire boss Tom Phillips, and it is almost certain that twelve "others who were in the mine are also The list of names as officially shown to have gone in to the mine are is follows: Tom fire boss, b'attery man; Dan Hall, lioistman- M. D. Mltro, P. IJepka, tlmberuian; H. Brans, lab- orer; A. Ficon, laborer; J. Mikus, laborer; G. K. Metz, miner; O. Deyal- dor, ..miner; T. Hampton, miner'flhd ininer, who were in the mine are also dead. The mouth of the mine is just across the creek only one hundred yards from the Michel hotel, the Trites-Woocl store and other buildings. The force of ex- plosion 'was such as to break all the windows in the rooms of the Trites- Wood building and some of those in the rear of the hotel. The- body oC Fire Boss Phillips has been rescued and. a large rescue party equipped lite-saving apparatus are work- ing desperately to reach those still in the mine. The night shift of only, twelve had gone to work, after the big afternoon shift had gone off work or the loss of life might have been very much more. manager Wilson came up from Ferine with 'a rescue from, the government rescue sta- tion arriving at four a.m. The only theory ns 'to the cause of the explosion is that a ierrifiii electrical storm was ragiiig in the valley at the time of the explosion, the lightning being sev- ere .and coming low clown. Some of the men who saw the explosion say that a .heavy current of electricity have, followed the steel rails of the track into the mine, thus caus- ing the explosion. .Many people in the town. who heard the explosions, thought-they were discharges of elec- tricity of" the. storm and paid-no at- tention to them until the real nature of the catastrophe was made known. Nearly Two Inches Fell Here With Over Three at Macleod v Is Helped Another terrific ruin storm covered Southern Alberta last night, one or the heaviest-rains of the season bcinj? re- corded at most points. In the precipitation was At the Experimental Farm the record was At Macleod the heaviest precipita- tion is.recorded, being rain cnme down iii torrents. H commenced In a.aovere ploctrical storm early last evening and continued throughout the and i> a lilt fftllins at some points. was little liai! at any The rain will do no damage, in fact, will good In a great many quarters, us there has been a couple of weeks of hot weather without rain. At .Cardslon there was a little hail but no damage, but a heavy rain. At Rny momT- this morning the streets arc flooded, but no-hail is reported. At Taber and Grassy Lake rain fell very heavily, but no hail. Car alto reports heavy .rain with BO hajJL i f DEATH IN NORTHERN ONTARIO Exhibition Called Off 'Splendid Displays in Live --1', -'Stock and Other Lines Jupiter Pluvius, that old kiiljoy, did: things to the Carmangay fair that the directors .declare are unmention- able. The fair was to have "been held yesterday and today with the big do- ings today, but rain 'spilled down in bucketsful last night and at an .emeiv gent meeting of the directors this morning it was decided to call the proceedings off so far as possible; This was a hard blow to the assoc- iation as the exhibition was expected to be the best ever Held .there. Plans had been laid to accoinmodate people on the grounds'today. When the directors met this morn- ing and decided to call off the day's proceedings, there were about 150 cat- tle entries, 50 horse 25.swlnp and two goats on besides all the ladies' work, domestic bxhib' its and vegetables. A deputation waited on the livestock exhibitors and endeavored to postpone the fair until later, but those present were-, from Claresholm and other 'long distances so it was at last decided to judge the animals on the pay- the necessary prizes and let them go, This precluded most of the'Carnmngay exhibitors who -waitiiig till this morning to bring in that the action of really an effort to pay.- thej exhibltoVs from long distances for bringing their exhibits to the j.i The big event .tippke'dj for (today was the baseball Sf'ay'e- ly, Lomond, Champion and Travers were to have hooked up but this has been postponed until ther permitting. The exhibits in the. ladies' depart- ment were particularly good nil through and the directors are very sorry that the rain the crowd from viewing them. did'educational exhibit from the Leth- bridge Experimental-" Farm was also on view. These remarkable pictures facing the camera, is Lieut. Wm. of CVlath- esou over the T. N. O. tracks, showing the only (houses left in the place; 4, Mathcson as it looked on Sunday with the depot "flag at half mast and thc relief train'on the left; 5, JVlr. Moore, lost all his property. The'children be-.kle him are some icfacued ITALIANS GET GORIZIA Rome Via London, Aug 9 troops entered the Aus- trian city of Gorizia Ihis raoining, the office announced to- day. Thus far Austrians have been captured. HOBEZEPPFlEflO Huns Say They Are Preparing To Deal Terrorizing Blow On Hated England Zurich, Aug. papers; probably in accordance official orders, have made .no reference. for several weeks past to the, Zqppelln movements or plans, lers returning from. .Germany .state that mysterious hints are'being drop- ped about preparations which, it. is said, are being made on a great SCale This is the sixth fair ever held by j to strike terror into the hearts of {the Carmangay Fair Association and it is the first time they'have ever been troubled with rain, so that they feel they bane not been fcadly treated ifter all. Four men were victims of what might have proved: u very a 11 to smash on thc road leading from New Dayton to Loth bridge yesterday afternoon, as the rosult of which two ot thorn are in thc hospital today at Lothbridge. Dr. Green way, assistant to Dr. Lov cring of Let lib ridge, had been called to New Dayton to attend Chris. Silk, who was suffering from appendicitis, Mr. Silk decided to conio to .kblli- bnrigu to undergo an operauuq unu hated people of-England by means 'of an unpreceilentedly large fleet'- of Zeppelin airships which are to he sent across the Nortli sea in the early days or rather nights, of the autumn into tne confidence of 01 PAPER IELLS Hi TRIM IS Says War Lords Started Con- flict Without Consulting the People London, .Aug. to the Dally --Express the follow ing repre- sents: the, translation of a part of the article for which the Berliner Tage- blatt was suppressed: declaration that this war was inevitpble and Germany was forced into it unprepared and against hei by to shower fire and destruction over English towns and cities on i -Jcale far exceeding anything hitherto at- tempted. There is a good dial oC murmuring against the German people over the changed inactnitj of the much-vaunted.Zeppelin during the last two or three months, hut they are con- soling themselves with the ex plan that these ''superlative engines of destruction" are being conserved Cor a great coup against England, which it is will be in the-na- ture of a reprisal for suffering .-and inconvenience inflicted upon the Ger- man people by the British blockade. drive him In. Mr and Mr Silk. Dr. Grecnway and J C Nelson were In the car. At Well's Siding tho car struck a hole in the road and turned turtle. Air. Nelson suffered a fracture of the collar hone arid a rib or two. Mr. McDonald was badly injured and was brought] Into thc city this afternoon. Mr. Sfik >Vr'6fc badly bruised but was able to; ?o': through 'his operation this secured Air McDonald of Miami Dr Greenway was slightly bruised f uill cannot be supported except most extreme partisans. Un- doubtedly the conflict could have been avoided had the government desired to .avoid it and doubtless, it would have been had Uie Reichstag been let ilsrg in- stead of-merely being presented w'th the'recital of the actions :ak-3n in- dependently of parliament. 'Tlje'proposal lor j.ut forward by-Sir Edward.Grey re- jected before die, members of tho lliechstag had an ..opportunity of. hear- ing tiiom'find th'e imperial'1 uhaiicel- with regard the re- grettable necessity of violating the Tioutfality of Belgium was also uiude after event." MARKETS Track wheat Oct Vheat Oct oati Oct. flax 150H 14896 WEATHER Baby Killers Are At Work Again With Guns Slop Them London. airships raiflfifl. coast of England and the southern coast of Jpcotlanil early today, according to the official state- ment isvied by the war onice. Threo women and children were killed and fourteen persons -injured. The text of the statement follows: "Hostile airships crossed the east, coast of England at au early hour this morning. Another airship is report- ed to have visited tPie southeast coast of Scotland. Raiders did not pene- trate far inland, but dropped a num- ber of bombs in -various localities near the coast. 'In several places airships were en- gaged by anti-aircraft guns and driv- en off from their .objectives. Reports received up to.the present show that three Women and one child were kill- ed and 14 persons wounded. No dam- age of military -importance is report- ed A Big Feet londoh, Aug. 7 to 10 Ztm- pelins took part in the air raid early today according to the official state- ment this afterndoiu -About 160 bombs were dropped and--23 casualties were caused, says statement, supple- menting' the MEXICO AND U.S.A. TO CONFER Washington, Aug. an- nouncement that the United States and .Mexican; governments had reached an agreement for discus- sion of. differences by a joint conv was made by Acting Sec- retary of State Polk this morn- ing SIRPAISHILL London, Aug. Sir George Paish who is suffering 'from nervous break- down, is making such slow progress that there Is-little likelihood of his being able to go tp Canada as a mem- ber of ,tiie commission to investigate the railway Situation GERMANY PROHIBITS TOBACCO via London, Aug. S Germany hasVprohibited the importa- tion Oi i iw iuum.oj uv.COimt Of tllO great stocks in.the empire. WHEAT JUMPS EIGHT CENTS MORE Chicago, Aug. prices shot iipward eight cents a bushel today, right at the start. Decem- ber option-touched on the trading at against at ffnltn Stnsational crop eonfirmtd by government rapfirt WM Muse of the Russians Taken 1 00 Square French Penetrate Hun Lines Alon Extensive Front. Pclrognid, London, Aug. 9. Announcement was made today by the War Ollicc that Russians have occupied Tysraenietsa, in Galicia, on Ihe River Vorone. On August 7, General Letch- itsky's army took 7.-100 prisoners, of whom were and Ii3 machine guns. CAPTURE 100 SQUARE MILES Petrogi-ad, Alig. 8. TIic Russians in their advance against the Auatro- Germans in East Galicia have taken territory aggregating nearly a hundred stiuare miles. In tile pursuit of the Teutons the Russians have taken the town ot Nizriiow, fifteen miles north-east of Stanislau, six villages and the small town of Ottynia. HUGE GAIN BY FRENCH Paris, Aug. Notable gains have been made by the French in the Somme region. In two (lays they have carried German trenches along a front of more than throe and a half miles to a depth of from three hundred to flve hundred metres. On the Vaux-Cliapitre-Chenois front the French cap- tured a line of trenches and at certain points two lines of German trenches. VIOLENT FIGHTING AT VERDUN Paris Aug 0 made violent attacks Tuesday night on the posi- tion taken By the French north of Hem Wood on the Somme front during the last two days. The official French statement ot today says these, attacks were frustrated Fighting continues. On the Verdun front heavy continued during the night for. tho possession of Thiamont Works. Tho Germans gained a further footing. The..Prench hold the outskirts of tho work. In tho village of Flenry, the French made some progress. BRITISH GAIN; 400 -YARDS London Aug a advance by the British on the Somme front, north of Pnzieres was announced today by the war ofllce. of Ouillemont the British advanced the line about four hundred yards.. Fighting continues near the station. STILL PURSUING THE TURKS London AHK Pressing the advantage won by the defeat of the Turks who attacked the British forces near the Suez Canal, the British have driven back the Turks to a line 15 miles east of Katia. Following is the official statement: "TeleeranhinE at S-45 o'clock last evening the comnmnder-iii-cliief in Egypt, reoorts that our pursuit of the enemy of tho Katia district continues. North and west the Turkish rear-guard. have been pressed back, while sou h the imperial camel corps by a dashing attack drove them from their entrench- ments We captured more prisoners and the enemy rear-guard has now retired to about a line running north and south through Birelabd, lo miles east AUSTRIANS FLEE FROM ITALIANS London, Aug. D.-Anstriang' pursued by Italian cavalry, have nearly all their principal positions on the Isonzo and Carso fron have -abandoned ts fol owing rly a ter prncpa taking of the Gorizia Bridgehead by tho Italians, according to wireless despatches from Rome this afternoon. Doom Of Bowser Govt. Is Sealed By Party Graft (Special to the Herald) Cranbrook, B. C.. Aug. en- thusiastic rally of Liberal workers wag held Saturday evening at Meadow Brook ranch, when the Liberal nom- inee, Dr. J-. H. King, addressed a large gathering in the school house at that place. The party left Cran- brook at five o'clock in the evening via motor and travelled to Kimberley, where a short stop w'as .made. Mr. William Fleming, the first settler at Meadow Brook, was chairman meeting. He welcomed the doctor warmly and expressed a desire to see him represent Cranbrook in vhe next legislature. Mr. Norman Moore was the first speaker, and emphasized the great is- sues in the forthcoming local' elec- New York, Aug. threatened strike of the railroad employ- ees of the United States was averted today when the railroad .brotherhood accepted the proffer of .the United States board of mediation and concil- iation to mediate their differences with the railways. HUN AEUOS INVADE SWISS TERRITORY Geneva, Aug. an official in- quiry" Into the nationality of three aeroplanes that flew over the Swiss town of Porentiuy, it uns decided to day they were German It was stated that this was the twentieth time Ger- man aeroplanes had crossed Swill territory, i lions. He wished it distinctly under- stood that he was not a party man, but had taken issue with the govern- ment solely from on independent view point. He struck a responsive chord in the audience when lie referred to the meeting addressed in Craiibrook by Premier Bowser, then attorney- general, and the Hon. W. K. Ross, about nine months ago, when the min- ister of lands stated it was impos? sible to secure cheap money for farm- ers. "IE the government could not get cheap money then, are they going to get it Now the govt. proposed farmers credits was held -out as an .election bait, dangled before the eyes of the farmers. Mr. Moore also referred to the Vancou- ver Island miners' strike., and to the treatment meted out to tho ..linen by the government. Miners here were not fighting for an increase'in wages but for protection m then hazard- ous work. Men '.in the Wellington mine were drowned like rats in a trap and the government is respon- sible. "We want a chance to exist." That isn't asking much, but ;this government does not want to let iis Thc speaker concluded his remarks by expreSK'njj >l wish to SPO Dr Kinc represent this district in the house. Dr.. King Dr. .T, H. King, the Liberal- standard bearer, was the next speaker called. The mention of his name brought. forth hearty applause from the aud- ience and the doctor at once warmed to his subject. He opened Ills ad- dress by way of making, reference to the. "Withdrawal of the proclamation issued by Mr. Bowser calling for an election It was the first time in the history ot Canada, that such an oc- cmrenee had taken place Wlren Premier Bowser psn'imed office told the people of his'jirtut biralness government syeiieu a coital but his first act waa to. Ute, (CONTINUED os ;