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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMli IX. AUGUST 1910 nquist'Now. Proceeding-Very Police Make Arrests In First Big nS V. n t ITmW Little Gas In Mint, According To Evidence Several Wit- nesses Are Heard (Special to tlic Herald) .Michel, Aug. 28-Thc oft postponed iuuiry into the cause of death which ccurcd to twelve men late oil tue ight of August Sth in No. 3 Mine, Hast, a little before midnight, was pened this gaming at ten o'clock neneu v.Coroner Murray with Percy'Ware, oruman ano Arthur Nettleton, n. F. Thomas Jenkenson, Daniel Jas. Jlitchel in the jury to the length of time taken p -f-ltu a search for the bodies of of the men which arc still lying omewhere beneath the extensive aves which extend all through the 'BIG CABINET CHANGES COMING AT OTTAWA. Case Under New Provide Very Interesting Test Case When Police Constable Wallis heard the clink, as of bottles in a suit case being carried by "Frcnehy" Dionne last evening he became sus- picious. Notifying" Chief Hardy and -Sergt. Bowker, they went out on u still hunt with the result Unit Dibnnc appeared in police court this morn- ing before Inspector Chaney, of the Mounted Police charged with having liquor in a public wit, his automobile. George Gavros also ap- peared charged with having liquor in a public place, to wit, the White Lunch cafe. Gavros is merely an em- ployee at the White Lunch and it is stated that bo had the liquor left there for him in a satchel without ihe knowledge of the proprietors. According to the story told at the poifte station, Dionne is alleged to have shipped in four cases of Scotch, rye and other well knoiyh intoxicating preparations from The Pollock Wine Co., of Fernie. They came in the name of Jos. Guilmet. It is alleged that bottles from these cases were being distributed by Dionne in his car, and the police will give evidence tomorrow that they found six of them in possession of George Gavros in a public place and that others were tak- en from Dlonne's auto. Having secured tile amounts men- tioned above, the officers went to Dionne's boarding house in North Lethbridge where they secured two full cases and two partly full which they brought to the police station. The.office of the station looked like.a wholesale house this morning, more wet goods being on display than has Upper piclure .hows members whoso faces are soon to vanish from the Cabinet. Lett to right: Hon. M. Durrell, 5 ...I nil the places of the ministes epicwfacesatl n shown above who are reported on good authority as going to resign. Lett to right: W. F. AicMe, R. B. Bennett, I-I. Drayion, Sir R. Forget, Sir 0. H. tupuer. been publicly -glimpsed since July first. by anyone aves wc mine, and to the fact that Chief In- poctor Graham, with his assistants, nspeetora O'Brien and Williams have lecome so thoroughly acquainted with he 'conditions In the mine, the exam- nation of witnesses by Coroner Mur- rav and Chief Inspector Graham was made much more simple than it would iave been.possible immediately after the explosion. Some thirty witnesses vere examiiietH.oday, leaving but the mine" offlcffils perhaps a few to ,e recalled to he examined at the morning session which is called for ten o'clock tomorrow. Doctor's Evidence Doctor Morris was first called to the stand to give his evidence as to the cause of death, whether by bodily in- ury or from ths effects of gas, and his evidence in a very succinct md Hear manner Fire Boss Thomas instant death from flying jeSris all his injuries being on the front of the body he was going n o the mine when the forceful blast met him. Jo Hepkft had a Blight abrasion up the skull but riot enough to cause death and the-Bodies ofJJIipa'Vies and Kmetz, showed no signs of injury, and evidently they had died from mon- oxide gas poisoning. Davies and Ifiaetz, evidently had lived a short Itime after the explosion. i This was true also of Fekon, who Showed the same symptons as were observed in the other two. In.reply to inspector Graham, the said that there was slight in- dication of singeing upon the bodies nut not enough to have caused death. Ernest .illbright, the fan man'who was on duty the night of the explos- ion gave an account of what he saw and heard at the time of the explosion, which he stated took place about 11.30. He was at the fan house at Number Three and ran to the fan house at Number' Three, east, when lie saw what he thought was a vivid flash of lightning and upon reaching Number Three-East, he found dirt on the floor and the doors open. He closed the doors and ran towards' the mouth of the tunnel where he found, the .lunnell closed up by timbers and dirt Going parade win DO me muai, uumtMcLc to the wash house and found Litter its kind held here for many years. and Hanev anil the general alarm was Entries for various kinds 6t floats Elven being received daily, those Mr Allhrlght explained to Mr. Gra-1 who still wish to take a try for the ham'the manner In which the time liberal prizes offered should leave disk worked and how it recorded the their entries with A. E. Fllmer, at the UNDER FINE Ihe case is'routing much inteiest as it is the first to be held here un del the Jiev, liquor act and will sene as assort of test case. Binders Busy in Many Fields. Mosf'Of Grain Will !5c in Stook By End of Week it' Warm Weather Conditions Continue. Herald correspondents throughout eral in the Raymond district this morn- the south report, harvesting fairly gen-, ing. The grain is proving heavier than oral this veck and that it will he more I at first thought, and the average will so towards the end of the week.. The i cut close to 35 or 40 bushels. Accord- Brain generally speaking, is ill good ing to W. Clemisr manager of the lo- shape has filled well, and will aver-1 cal plant of the Ellison Milling coin- age satisfactorily in yicM. There has 1 pany, the Raymond wheat crop will be been little damage from any source, and there is no scarcity of labor re- ported. Some districts expect a high vield. At New Dayton the report Is that the average will he as high as 30 to 40 bushels. The forecast today'is for showery weather.- This will delay harvesting, in the neighborhood of bushels this year. This is wheat alone. There .is not labor shortage. :CARDSTON Cardston, Aug. the past few days the..cropi has ripened in won- and while cutting is not yet general many binders are going.'Much of the spring wheat could be cut now and would give a good of course, but good deal of grain already cut, and the farmers whoso, oe cut now aim wuum u grain is ready are making tho most use few days more will bring of every moment of fine weather to jt tQ fine condition. Five binders are working on the hig Cazier farm near town and he has several hundred acres get the grain in stook. MAGRATH Many Floats Will Route of Big Parade Is Outlined Further plans which have been com- pleted for the big patriotic and labor parade on Labor day. indicate that the parade will be the most complete of Magratli, Aug. a contin'ua- in stock. There has been no damage cause since last report. tion nf the present splendid weather for two weeks, most of the crops will stand in siooks. Jack Frost has not'dared .venture from his hiding place, and it is to be hoped he Cannot I tQok trfp tin.ougb the White Lake NOBLEFORD Nobleford, Aug. 2S. Cutting has been' in progress for some days in the western portion of the district. We ___ The rains the forepart of the month made the grain II out in Al shape. RAYMOND Raymond, Aug. is gen- time at which he had released the pressure valve, which, in turn automa- ticallj recorded'the time of each visit to the fans. Good Ventilation A blue print of the original dial was placed in evidence. Many other miners'were examined, some from al- most every section of the mine, who testified unanimously as to the good ventilation that had been maintained throughout the entire mine, and to the gas in any appreciable quantities in nny'portion of the mine just for weeks before the explosion., The evidence shows that, generally speaking, the mine is what might be called a wet mine, hut very few places could he called dry. In some places pumps were in use to carry oft the surplus writer. Only in one or two rooms had shooting been resorted to and no shots-had been fired for Sev- eral hours before the explosion. The tew miners who used powder, all tes- tified that tho shot lighter invariably placed and fired- the shots. James Davies'was the last witness and gave a very connected story of his experience. I-Ie'had going in as he came out of-the mine. Phillips had told him of the fearful storm raging outside and he soon realized the truth of what he had Davies has worked in the mines at Coal Creek and other mines, and-had, been working in Number Three East for six or seven years, al- together ho had been mining for fif- teen years. Ho was sure that the ex- plosion or flash of lightning took place 'at about fifteen minutes past eleven o'clock The evidence today reflects credit upon the management, but it does not throw any ligljt upon the cause of the explosion, and It is very doubt- ful-whether .the actual cause of tho accident; will ever be known. The evidence of the mine officials and the Inspectors ivlll he looked for with In- tercut and It It expected that the in- quiry will ha concluded some time to- morrow, eitmuilion grounds sharp. Entries for the sports should be -made with O. MJ Harris at tho Gem barber shop. The .children's races will be run in front of the grand stand. V. will, bo Penne- Herald office. The Judges of Ihe parade W A. Buchanan M.P., Supt.------- father, of tiie R.N.W.M.P. and .1. II. Ritchie, president of the .trades and labor council. The route of the parade as at pres- ent planned will be as follows: Start, at. 9.M at the corner of Third avenue and-lSth street, headed by the Kiltie band. Proceed.down third ave- nue to Seventh street, south to Fifth avenue, thence west to. Fifth street, thence north to Gait Gardens where the judging of take place. The sports will commence at the accumulate cotrage to do so. Cutting! yesterday and saw a number has started in earnest, this week, the I of already "cut. in the Newlands grain having changed color wonder-1 anfl the binders are fully, the last few days. The rains the startlng toaay alltl harvesting will be in full swing by Wednesday. The crops are fast, under the influ- ence of the warm, dry flays we are en- joying just now, C. S. Noble startec on to cut the big field of wheat just east of town. Last he threshed or, his north farm. The season has been very favorable and if the present wea tier continues for a few more days, some of the finest crops in the prov- ince wil be harvested right in this district. PINCHER CREEK Pincher Creek, Aug. weath er was ideal last week for grain rip- ening and considerable wheat is al- ready in the shock, but with favorable weather the harvest, will not be con- sidered general until next week. Hail- storms passed over the vicinity of Mountain Mill on Friday last, and slightly damaged several crops, one ten-acre field is considered ruined ex- cept, for green feed, the hail stones were large, hut lacked in numbers, and although several windows were shattered the loss otherwise is not so great as was feared. The cuttiug of timothy for seed has been gone into quite extensively this year and it is believed will besoms Good Prngram of Races Pre- Expected to be Pdany and Splendid one o'clock. ARCHBISHOP MATHESON MAY TAKE NEW POST Edmonton, Aug. Is a per- sistent rumor, following the sessions of the recent synod, that His Grace Archbishop Matheson will resign-the bishopric of Rupert's Land and accent the bishopric of Columbia whjch has been vacant since the death of Bishop Scrivon. Archbishop Matheson's health has been indifferent for some time and It is change.of climate 5vill be beneficial. Legislation just passed. governing the election of a bishop lends coloivto the rumor of the resignation of-his NO DEVELOPMENTS IN GREECE ff London, -Aug. The Brit- Ish official statement regard- ing military operations in- Greece says "there. were no de- velopmehls in the Struma and Uorion areas." Chicago, Aug. Wash- ington correspondent of the Chi- cago Herald, wires: "Sweden may join ,the war on the side of the Teutonic allies as an" offset" to the entrance of Rou- mania :with the entente allies. "The state department learned some time ago that an undeiv standing existed between the Swedish German govern- ments, under which, if the situa- tion should change in the Balkans through the action by Roumania or Greece, Sweden would strike Russia through Finland. King Commands Armies And Has Or- dered General Transylvania-Great Enthusiasm Prevails Romp. Aug. Ferdinand of Roumania today left Bucharest for the front to'lake, command of the army.. GENERAL MOBILIZATION Bucharest, Aug. tins ordered the general mo- bilization of the Rumanian army. Great enthusiasm prevails in the capital. BNTER TRANSYLVANIA .Zurich, Aug. troops which have been concen- traled at .Tassy, near the Russian frontier, entered Transylvania at a point to the west of Piatria and according to information re- ceived here, are reported to have joined forces with the Russian troops coming from FIGHT FOR MOUNTAIN PASSES London, Aug. fighting on the border between Rumania and Hungary is reported. Rumanians arc making furi- ous efforts to capture important mountain passes._______ PREMIER SIFTON BACK Premier Siftoii .reached New York last Friday on the White Star steamship Baltic, on his return from England. Prisoner Being Treated Breaks For Liberty In Scanty Cloth- Yet Caught With nothing to protect him from the chilly masts but liis nightshirt, S. Martin, a prisoner at the mounted po- lice barracks who has" been under COWLEY Cowley. Aug. day's hot (Special tc the Cardston. Aug. hundreds of entries pouring in the past couple of days, everything Is looking bright, rtim n. for the Cardstun fair on Friday and one leading industrial pursuii? Saturday of this week. The entry list 0( Uie future, in the agricultural exhibits promises to he large. From the standpoint of attractions the fair will he one of the best. One thousand dollars have been.hung up for race nurses, and a carload of hors: es is coming from Raymond, while other horses are coming from of the province. Platform attractions have also .been provided. A feature of the fair will be a matched game of; basijfrall between Leavitt and er'for ?500 a, side. The directors have remodelled most of the fair buildings and put the track in good shape so that everything weather makes the spring wheat cro. more certain. The oats are late. The fall wheat is out of danger. Given the weather required for the next w this neighborhoor 5VII1 market 65 cent of '.the volume of lasi year's crop, and net in profits almost as much as last year, as the farming operations of this crop have been far less, costly than those of last. Damage from any cause to date lias been practically nil. TABER Taber, Aug. the harvest Coroner-In Zepp Raid Tragedy Says Hun Power Must Be Destroyed London, Aug. on the seven victims of tile Zeppelin raid which reached the outskirts of London Friday morning, were held Monday. The victims were two men. three wo- men and two children, including a husband, wife and their 22-montJis old child. The coroner in summing up said: "As to the horrible nature of the thing, one cannot say much. As a well-known statesman said: 'You can- not reason with a beast. The only tiling to do is to shoot him. It is no use appealing to neutrals. "That being so tl it no use howlma about it We m make up our minds to destroy this power which is responsible for this Paris, Aug. the Verdun front last night French troops made progress near Tbiamont work. Ger- man attacks in the vicinity of .Tleury and Vaux fort were repulsed. "On the Sonime, as at Verdun, we are leading in the offensive and dom- inating tho adversary." says the. French statement. "There is not a point in the gen- eral operations where the enemy is not actually reduced to the defens- ive." Actions which -we have undertaken continue despite the resistance or re- action of the enemy. war on The vomen and children. jur> returned treatment at Gait hospital, made a I German Zeppelin break for liberty about. 11 o'clock last night and has not yet been rounded up. It is believed he hiding at the river bottom or in one of the huil- dreds of box cars at the C.P.R. yards. Martin has been doing time at the local barracks on of horse: stealing! Some time ago he was tak- en ill necessitating his removal to Qalt hospital, where he was guarded. Elud- ing the nurses and the guard last night he broke away. About midnight he was seen prowling round the C.P.R. yards in his 'nightie.' All trains were closely watched. The city police were notfied and Uiey too. got busy but Martin disappeared. The chase is still death due to bombs dropping from a in good shape so that everytning lauei, jiu6. .....101 should be ready for the best attend- in this district Is as good as in 1816, anca tho town has over had at a fall and the merry noise of. the binders are exhibition. I heard iruiu ai. of iho compass, Capt. C. B. Jlagrath, who was at- tached to the staff .of the 7th brigade of artilljr.y, under Col. Stewart, is returning to Canada to up instructional duties, it is an; nounced. (CONTINUED OS FiOE 3) MARKETS Spot Wheat Track Wheat October Wheat October. Oats October Flax 154. 149 WEATHER High Low' ForteuM: F'lr ihowery tomorrow London, Aug. McNamara, replying to a to how many German naval officers'.and men had been taken prisoners by the British and how many British had been cap- tured by the Germans, ;gave the fol- lowing figures: men British, including Royal Marines, of- ficers 45; meh 364. The figures are exclusive of offic- ers and men of the royal marines and royal navy division take-uprisoners in Isnd operations. The Herald is in receipt of a cci tilled copy of the report of the com mitlee of" the Privy Council, approv ed by H.R.H. the Duke of Connaiight setting forth the proposed registra tion scheme. The report gives ,ic more detail the plans to be adoptet' than were outlined in the early press reports. So far as the.Herald cai judge from the the director of recruiting in each military district will have ;'he 01 to reject nipli cants at re-rintmg othces If he de cides that their services are more nncessarj- ru nome than in tile nrmv hut there does not seem to he a .y provision wncrehj ill persons wil bo required to go before the, recruiting officer in ordei that he ma> decile as to where tneii services siiould be used. The Herpld will publish the complete older in council C. P. R. STOCK New 2S._Last sale of C. P. R. on the-stock exchange today was at' French Report Gains In Attack At Leading At The Somme Michel, B. C., Aug. J. W. Deb. Farris one of. the six Liberal can for the legislature in Vancou accompanied by A I nshei of Fernie, spoke to a large audience here last night .Mr Tisher spoke first and vns followed by Mr McDonald soc lalist who another instalment of his educational campaign, taking his audience hack to the dim distant past and then transposing them thiough space to tl e tar oft time when he has succeeded in educating his fellow working men up to the high level when they will grasp the fact that theie is only one pirU able to direct the affairs of men in an unselfish manner In striking contrast to this visionary of things mount Mr Farris biought his audince donn to the present and tovk them over the iniquitous course r rsued by the Boftsgr government in things general hi t more the shameful _ treatment of the miners on Vancou cer Island Mr Fai ns did not mince things but left his hearers, a picture of the Napoleonic Bowsei that should he haid for any defender of tin Bow ser machine to efface from his mem on It another Fisher meetm? and Mr Uphill and his friends v-ill be explaining the unexplamable from no- till elecUo" flay These speak ers will be in attendance tonight at another rally in Fernie REV. MR. TUTTLE FOR EDMON- TON METHODIST CHURCH Edmonton Aug A S Tut tic, Medicine Hat, has received a call and has accepted to-McDougall Methodist church in this city. Ho will succeed Dr. Armstrong, who.goes, to Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, next sum- mer. Rev. Mr Tuttle a former pastor of Giace Methodist church In this city and his call to the largest Methodist" congregation in the city follows previous effective service here. He was pastor Weslej odist church to Medicine Hat ,___'. it WIFE OF MINE UNION HEAD OF DEAD Michel B C Aug William- Graham wife of President Graham oC District Pigliteen United Mine Work J eis of America died near Nakusp at the family home after a severe Illness Saturday night. THIS IS FALSC Winnipeg Aug appears no foundation for the Brandon Man, story of the finding of woman s body it Camp Hughes It is deniad_ by Lieutenant Colonel W G marshal at the camp and by attorney general s department horft i I. ;