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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA FRIDAY, AUGUST 11. 1916. NUMBER 205. INERS VOTE ACCEPTANCE ITALIANS SWEEPING ALONG IN 1T1T18 Be Majority Will About 500 Over the Entire District TROUBLE IN CONTRIBUTES TO MEMORIAL FORK. OF K. Rescue Parties Working Under Great Hazard In Michel Mine Three Bodies Be Days Before Others Are Only One Explosion-Mine Badly Wrecked Michel. Aug. ll.-Thrce bodies of.'plosion and of the events which Just before entering.the the victims of the mine explosion here diately followed at the Number Three lips had saidto a i am have been recovered to date. The (lit-' mine east, commonly known by inside where it saier man oui hculty experienced by the rescue part- ies have made it probable that it will he days before the others are recov- ered. (Special to lilt: Kernie, Aug. was not until late last night that a connected and clear account of the disastrous ex- Ottawa. Aug. Dominion government has contributed to the Kitchener memorial tnud which is being raised throughout the empire in commemoration of the .great Brit-1 Ish soldier. The thanks ot the com j mittee which is handling the matter have oeen received. ers as Number Eight Michel, at elevei THE VOTE For Lslhbrldje v.. 216 Chinook Coalhurst -Tiber Carbondale Frank Michel Fernle..... HHIcreit. Bankhead Canmore Dcumheller Totals; 2- 110 24 260 200 174 169 88 251 72 106 29 24 Against i 163 89 11. 81 125 34 30 25 83 242 122 32 119 137 POSTPONE VfllE ON FREE HOSPITAL II "49 1398 Biajrmore favorable. Visions, of a. great coal famine in this coming winter, last night 'when the: reports from-'the' various mining camps in MstriolfcNol'iS U. M. W. of.A. show- ed thai'1'1 the men -had operatflVs otter 'off 7 1-2 per cent in- crease schedule.jBftaj the life of the-present agreement. The minors accepted the offer by a major- iyt of'tmore than.-300 votes. Pats Cani'ps Favorable It -was the Pas's camps that carried the vote. .When the first reports be- gan to filter into the Herald office the outlook was nark indeed. Chin- ook camp was first reported, the vote there to one against. Coalhurst came next with six against. Lethbridge, however cheered the op- erators with a vote of 53 In favor, but Taber went 57 against. It was from the Pass however, that the cheering news came later In the evening. Coleman, Carbondale and Frank .rolled, up majorities of about 400 In.all. At Femie where the vote In favor of the five per cent increase some time ago was strong, it was near- ly an even break. The vote polled, however, was-'small, being only about 500 out of inore than l-'OO members. This is Accounted for by the Michel disaster where many of the men were during the day helping in the work ot rescue. At Michel the vote was small for the same reason, but ne totes .in favor To the north Bankhead voted three to one in favor. Parts of the Drnm- Brazeau and Edmonton fields come under the vote. The vote; means that the minors will continue :at work until March Slst next when the agreement expires. It means 'also increased payrolls all along tile Pass and in the Lethbridge district. It means the distribution of about inoiP monthly in the three local mines, and more than that when the mines are manned to cap- aciiy Throughout, the Pass it will probably mean 'an increase in wages per month. Hut it Is in1 the fact that the mines will eonlinue to work during the win- ter raising the west's ever-increasing supply of coal that Iheio is. room for optimism. From piescut indications the coming winter will be the greatest Public Will Be Given More In- formation On Question Be- fore Plebiscite Is Taken Noivotei.will. be taken on the free hospital' question on Tuesday That was the result of a meeting of the Gait Hospital- Aboard this morn- ing.'- The reason is that the board felt Uia-.peoplclstere not in possession of judge properly the and the likelihood would bo-tinned down for lack of that information. A vote'will be taken sometime in. the near future, however, probably 'at the time of the municipal elections next December when' the people will have had time to digest information on the free hospital question which the hos- pital board -will lay before them in the' meantime. At this morning's meeting Miss Davis, secretary of the board, laid on the table statements showing that last year patients' fees of which came from jcity1 patients, the remainder, being from patients from outside'.. Besides these fees, the revenue of the hos- pital consisted of city .grant government grant, and from the Gait endowment. From the figures it looked as if from the city would just about make up for the loss in fees from city patients, but the members of the" hoard were afraid that, if the hospital were made free, there would be a rush of mater- nity cases and other cases to the in- stituticn --hicli would swamp the in- stitution requuing its enlargement and increasing the current cost very greatly. In face of these matters the board thought It better to lay .the matter over set to work to get in formation and place it.before the peo- ple and hold the plebiscite at a lat- er date. R B BENNETT, K. C., M. P., Slated for the, new post of unilor- secretarv of state for CVnada His Evidence Has Been Conclud' i Been 60 floors Under Examination in' the mining'history of the field. So far this, summer, in of numer- ous "pithead strikes Hie mines have a summer run the like of which has never been known before except, during -the couple ot years In Mil 'and 1912, when all the muni- cipal improvements- being in- stalled. Increase.Price of Coal AVith a general increase in wages of cent, and an increase in mining materials of 15 per cent, the public may shortly expect from the operators an announcement that the coal Will be increased. What this will amount to is only hinted at but will likely be 25 cents a ton. Con- sidering the" fact ever, that an average 'of '125 cars of coal per day find way, out of this division of the C.'P R. during the winter months this will mean more dally being .brought district' for a ''product of 'tiie country, and the country will he more prosperous just to that extent. S. 'SUNK BY PUB. Loiidon, Aug. British steam- er N6wburn< of tons, has bceTi sunk'by. a'submarine, Lloyd's Ship; announced today. The FIVE PROMINENT EDMONTON PEOPLE WERE DROWNED Edmonton, Aita., Aug. of a drowning accident 6n at La Biche, 125 miles EHmonton, in .Rye well-known Edmonton people are believed to have lost their 11% es reached the citv to night The are Harry Flow eis manager of the Summerville Hardware company here, and lj ot Kegina Mrs Honers Mrs Williams wife of B B bar nster Mis ioper ot T B Sop er, chief cleik ot the piovlncial treas department ind their daughtei Elaine, aged 14 They were in a gasoline launch which somehow be- came overturned. Winnipeg, Aug. 30 min utes of the conclusion of his evidence, V. W. Norwood broke down in the wit ness box during this morning's session of the trial of the-ex-ministers. :He was being questioned by R. W. Craig, K.C. for the crown, when he suddenly turned to the wall behind him and be gan to sob. He tried! to recover bis self-possession and judge came to his relief by announcing a recess When the court resumed 10 minutes later Horwpod answered the questions in his normal tone. At 11 o clock lMr' Craig was through and the witness left the box. Horwood spent about-60. hours in the witness box on fourteen consecutive working days. The sten ographic record of his evidence fills close to pages and contains near ly woriin. FILTRATION W If the Board of Health had to make the final decision the proposed flltra tlon plant would be built.'without fui ther waiting The matter discuss ed at yesterday afternoons meeting of the Board of the result that the following resolution-was pass- es! it is the opinion of the1 Bdard of Health that to properly protect the health and lives of the citizens it Is tmpcntne that a filtration plant be Installed The boird made no comment 01 !h' matter of the free hospital, but the members arc in tavoi ot the nriacipl TURKS REFUSE A HUMANE REQUEST Washington, Aug: key luis refused to grant Hie re- quest of the United Stales that fi netilriil committee be pciniillctl to-uiulcrtakc relief work in Sy- ria, where thousands of native Christians arc reported to be bUllMllg.. REACHED BRUSSELS London, Aug. naval aero- planes reached the vicinity, of Brus- sels In an air'raid, the war orace'an- nounced today. Bight bombs were dropped on an airship shed near the city. thirty o'clock on Tuesday night could be written. Tiie idea that there were three dis- tinct shocks Celt grew from the fact that there were two very heavy thun- der shocks, following instantly the vi- vid bolts of lightning, one at eleven- ten and the other at eleven-twenty o'clock, and both succeeded by the blast from the mine, which followed at eleven-thirty, all being so heavy as to bewilder all wji'o heard them. Connected Story i A Herald representative called upon George_-O'Brien late last night as he lay mills bed at the hotel slowly re covering from of a whiff of carbon monoxideJgas, inhaled while in the mine early yesterday morning, and i from him and from .Mr. Russell, mine superintendent at Michel, he gathered I a connected story of the happenings I immediately preceding the explosion and what followed Mr. .p'Brieri, who is mine inspector for this district.'had gone from Fernie to Michel, the evening of the explosion to make an inspection of the mine, as he had in the morning, that the miners were returning to work that day He had gone to bed in! the hotel at ajlittle before eleven o'clock and had been reading when he was startled by the heavy shock of thunder which awoke everybody in the hous.e This was, followed in. ten minutes by a second, more severe than the first, and he arose and with Mr. Rus- sell went downy-on the street to see what effect thei lightning might have had Rain, was pouring down in tol rents for 'gleams o pitch dark. Seeing or hearing nothing to attract further attention they returned to their beds' A few minutes afterwards the third shock was felt but they did nofget up, supposing it to be a repe tition of the otheis In a very few minutes, however, a rap at their doors aroused them and they were informed tha't.spmething was wrong at the mine just across the creek. Then they dressed and went immedi ately across to the mouth of. the tun nel, but even when they found it caved in and full of rubbish it did not occur to them that the mine had been ex ploded, thinking the cave had been caused by the lightning. Many Volunteers But upon further examination thej i soon found that an explosion had actu ally occurred and at once set aBout investigating. Many' men were soon on the scene and willing volunteers were in plents to form a large explor- ing party Mr O'Brien took the lead and in going into a return passage they came upon burning timbers. Wi ter wjfe brought trom the.-creek to the burning timoers and the fire extin- guished A few minutes more before being discoveied and that fire would doubtless have set the mine on fire and added almost unsurmountable dif ficnltids to. the task of exploring the mine for the twelve men known to be Impusoned somewhere behind endless cave ins and being rapidly shut off by -accumulating gases. Fifty or more men were at work bringing in boards, brattice cloth and rendering every possible assistance. A Gruesome Find Having to abandon further progress in Uie direction of the extinguished lire a return to the main haulage way was made and Mr. O'Brien with oth ers went carefully forward, looking for anv possible indications of the piisoners Returning to the first pas sage in which the fire had been tingu.shed OB-ien, travelling alone, came across vhat he at first thought a bundle ot brattice cloth, but looking closer he discovered the fingers and part of, the hand of a man protruding from tiie dirt and rubbish at his feet. Stooping down he soon discovered the form of a man and brushing the dirt from tlte face he at once recogniz- ed the well known features of Fire Boss Phillips of the unfortunate man had'been, broken by flying rocks or timber, and a large piece of timber ups Imbedded in ths oteast and w" thi d m- T, n- here n storm of tliunde; and lightning." Helpers came to O'- Brien and the body was taken out-1 side. The fight against the dangers of the gas and the climbing over heavy caves was continued until morning and sev- (CONTINUED ON PJOE o) -HUGE EMBEZZLEMENTS IN ROUMANIA London, Aug. correspondent a t Bucharest, says' the Roumanian postoffice has lost more than through alleged emtiezzlements of the Bourse accountant, nani- ed Filottl. his was removed it left exposed to thp Jaze'the stilled heart of the man. In slant death had overtaken Phillips as he was going into the mine. MARKETS MAY RESIGN Italians Clearing Isonzo Front 01 Austrians-Russians Making Pro- gress In and British Are Active. MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE Who may ttom the British abnipt owing to ill heiltli ISHEREIOIEBR II Big Chicago Infentor Anxious To Secure Many Inventions Ira H. one of the best filtration experts on the con- tinent, and .the head ot the Jewell Filter Co., whose tender for the fil tration plant here -was arrived in the city" this morning to interview the city commissioners regarding the pioposed plant HP spent the morning looking over the ground at the power plant. Mr. Jewell elaims to be the inventor of many filter patents which are. now the subject of controversy in the Unit- ed States .courts. He is particularly anxious to secure. ,'the Lethbridge plant as he wishes to establish a Can- adian business He claims there are ALLIED OFFENSIVE AGAINST BULGARIANS HAS STARTED Petrograd. Aug. 9, via London, Aug. Letchitsky has scored an- other notable His impetuous attack on a front of Ifi miles between the Kolomea-Stanislan'railroad mid the Dneister has been everywhere crown- ed witli complete s'tici'ess. It is now'evident that the Austrians, fearing some such move, did all in their power to prevent it. Their attacks in the Car- pathians, southwest of Kilty end south 0[ Delatyn, were aimed at diverting the attention ot Letchitsky by threatening his flanks. Only yesterday we heard of bloody but fruitless attempts of the Austrians to advance on the Hivcr Koropice at a point only seven miles as the crow flics from Niznow, on the Dneister occupied by the Russians, but the commander was not to be de: traded from his purpose. The enery with which the recent success it being developed will bo far-reaching in its effects, especially when considered in relation to the Russian success south of Brolly. Both flanks of General Von Bothmer's army arc now overlapped, by the Russians. TAKE ANOTHER GALJgUN TOWN Peirograd '-Vug Russi ins are on the Suoth Rnei in Gallcia, the war ofhce announced today They have also enteied the town of ilonasterzyska, north Stamslau CLEARING AUSTRIANS Rome Aug impoitanco of the IMlian successes iround Goiizia hourly is 'becoming more, evident. The battle is continuing bth.nd the city over a front of about 12 miles long. Austrians have retreated along the l-lilroad in the direction of Dornbcrg, S-miles southeast of Gonzia and over the national highway to Schon Pass, a miles to the east and are now attempt- ins to reform their front on a line extending from Vipacco to Tarnova Meanwhile the Austrians are attempting to take the offensive at Moute Nero and various other points on tiie Italian front but thus far have been unable to divert the Italians from their operations behind Gonzia. ITALIANS EXTENDING THEIR ADVANCE Rome via Paris Aug number of prisoners taken by the Italians since the fall of Gor'izia, now exceends according to the correspondent of the THbuna on the Isonzo front. Italian cavalry and cyclists are clearing Uie valleys of retreating Austrians, and, according to the correspondent, the battle continues in favor of the Italians on both wings. FRENCH BOMBARDING HUN LINES Paris French have opened a heavy bombardment on Ger- man positions north of the So'mme according to the French official state- ment On the left bank of the Mouse the French took some prisoners in a raid on German trenches east of Hill 304 On the right bank of the Mouse, there .was skirmishing with grenades about Tlilamont Works. On the rest of ths front cannonading was intermittent. BRITISH MAKE FURTHER PRQGRESS London Aug. 11 of Bazentm Le-Petit and northwest of Pozieres on the Somme front the British have made further progress, it was aanounceo here today. BIG OFFENSIVE AGAINST BULGARIANS about. 100. filters using his patents i paris Aug Attack by the forces on the Bulgarians now Installed In United States cities.Lt Doiralli torty miles northwest of Salonika, is reported in a Havas dispatcl! i_ i.... tr. Allies occupied the Doiran railway station and neighboring This is his first trip to Western Canada but he is-impressed with the outlook and thinks we have bright prospects for the present year. HUN AIRSHIPS ATTACK WAR VESSELS Spot Track': wheat October wheat October oats Oetobtr 161% 149% 50% 203 from Salonika, hill. In front of captured positions the dispatch says, bodies of numerous Bul- garians were found The attack was proceeded by a vigorous bombardment At other points along the front artillery fighting coninues with patrol.en- gagements along the Setvian border GERMANS COMPELLED TO RETREAT Berlin, Aug. 11 (Via London) -Austro-German troops in the region of Monasterayska at points on the Dneister and in the Bystritza "ver regions of Galicia, have been compelled to give way because of the superiority ol hostile forces at-some places sajs todays war office statement. A counter- attack brought engagements td a standstill.and the re-grouping of the Teu- tonic forces now is taking, place: BUILDING VESSELS BRITAIN j London, Aiig. b shipping register shows that there were 440 Berlin, .via-; London, Aug. cessfulaxtaeks by German air squad- ions on British war; vessels off the Flemish coast and on the Russian av- iation stations on'the Wind ot-Oesel off the GUIf of Riga, on August 3th, I merchant vessels of are announced by the admiralty today. construction In June. SIR CHASJTUPPER ILL Ottawa, Aug has been re- ceived Tupper, Bart, at present is in England on sick ___ ___ save reiuVcring frrtm attack of j marine Tuesday noi'li of e trerlch fever, Ladj Tupper is with him Sir Charles has been doing SUNK THE SUB London, Aug. A Trench toire d.o boat destroyed an Austnan sub says a dispatch to t'le nun on change Telegraph fromq Athens it his bit in the trenches since considered the correspoiv .TO RESIGN High Low Forecast' 57 42.5 Fair and throughout the waat with a danger of light local frtttt Ifnlfht ____.... London, Aug The Daily Chronicle savs this morning: "There is reason to believe that the Marquis yf Lansdowne is about to resign His re- situation has mrpolitical sig-' nincancc, being due solely to falling health The Marquli of Lansdowno is a hiemter of the cabinet without portfolio' 'dent adds, "that the submarine sunk with its crew." SIR SAM TALKS VERY GLIBLY ABOUT HALF MILLION MEN London, Aug. adoption of compulsory service in Nesv.-.Zealand has given rise to rumors that other overseas dominions suit. Sir Sam Hughes has replied on be- half of Canada that conscription is unnecessary in Canada. .'He says: "Because our men have come -for-, ward splendidly and oluntarils, there is no fear of consc-iption miner I am confident that wo shall .he nlilo lo contribute half a million men be (ore long.'- Winnipeg, Aug. frqsti touchcu a number of points in Canadian western spring wheat are; last night the lowest temperature registering 38 at Red Deer In ceu tral _Alberta and 30 at Lios'dminster on the boundary between thatVprov mce and Saskatchewan. At: other poiais the thermometjr droppei to light frosts, honever do little damage as the crop is gen erally advanced and only where it ii very backward will any harmful fcl fects develop Prospects for toniglv ire for further local frosts and coo weather on Saturday. There was nc frost in the greater part of Saskat chewan nor in any par' of JiSijUoba and the cold weathei will nn ellcial effect in chicking the Of rUSt, _ ;