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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBHibGE, ALHEBTA WKDNIiSDAY. 30. 1910 NUMBER 221 Force To Join Big Allied Army In Macedonia Salonika, Aug. Alban- ian contingent is ready lo join the combatants of five _ allied countries in Macedonia. The Al- banians already Imvc disem- barked here. They will be com- manded by Essad Pasha, chief 'of the Albanian government, arrived at Salonika Mon- iday. Bombard Bulgar Positions Paris, Aug. entente allies bombarded Bulgarian po- (silions on the Struma front and inear Lake Doiran. Violenl artil- ilery fighting continued in the re- "gion of Oslrovo and Vctrcnik. Silence Batteries London, Aug. batteries were silenced by Brit- ish after an artillery engagement Monday 'and Tuesday, says the official statement. "On the Struma front hostile artillery shelled the Kopriva bridge Monday night and the following morning. artil- lery retaliated and silenced ene- my batteries. Yesterday our aeroplanes bombarded Drama station, and troops 'and trans- ports at Porta, apparently -with results. "Qnv'tiie'-Dqiran front, near Doldzelli, oiii; batteries dispers- ed an enemy working Fire Boss Says Mine Could Fill With Gas In Twenty-Four Hours KECEXT GAINS ON THE SOMlvfeFKONT When Detectives Lobb and Varzuri of the Mounted Police headquarters staff broke in the door of a back room of the old Cosmopolitan hste! night at 12.30 they found seven Celes- tials quietly onjoylr.g their nightly opium smoke. Tliey corralled the whole bunch, marched them to tho bar- racks where they were let out on bail, and took tho smoking equipment. Yung Fu was the manager of the joint, and was charged with being the keeper of a disorderly house, while; the other six were charged with being -in the house unlawfully. Yung Fu appeared before Superintendent Pennofathor- and In- spector Chaney at the barracks this morning. Six of the inmates were fined and costs, while Young Fu. owner of the place, was filled and costs. All pleaded not guiltj', but the evidence was against them. (Special to tho Herald) Michel, Aug. Murray and the Jury in tile inquiry as to the causes of the explosion, which caus- ed the death of the twelve miners on the night of the 8th instant, in Num- ber 3 mine, east, were kept busy to- day with the evidence given by the three fire bosses, Joe Mason, II. Hayes and Ben Ball and Overman Thomas Cunliffe, all of whom worked in the mine prior to, and since the explosion, v Fire Boss Mason had been in that position in No. 3 east for five years, and had worked in all parts of the mine. He was familiar with the con- ditions'and had always found them good. He had found gas at times, iu different places, but never in danger- ous quantities, tho .ventilating system being good and and well managed. He had received about gas in the mine several years ago in old workings of No. '3 East. To Chief In- spector Graham, he said 'No. 3 was what he would call a gaseous mine. There were two fire bosses, one on alternate shiftOillhself and Mr. Hays during the morning and afternoon shifts, and Thomas -.Phillips on tin night shift. He had reported a little gas for the twenty days proceeding the closing down of the mine by the explosion, but extra efforts had been nade to move it. Ed. Hays, fire boss, was next call- ed and his evidence was along the same lines as that given by Mason, hie had worked as fire boss in Three East for three years. To Chief In- spector Graham he said ho thought the mine might fill with gas in twen- Ly-four hours if the fans were not working, although he had said he did not think the mine a gaseous one. There were two cross cuts being driv- en in Six East between 17 and IS, and some three hundred feet of brat- tice cloth was necessary to carry the r. Benjamin Ball, shot lighter and fire boss, had -worked in Three East since 1911. To Mr. Graham he stated that he fired an average of from twelve to fifteen shots a day when the out- put was around six hundred tons. Fir- ing the shots was done by electricity. He had not examined the west work- ing on the afternoon of the Sth hut thought nothing could have happened in that part of the mine as it was generally clear. He thought H was gaseous mine, and could not on the map show recent British gains. The key map inset shows s front to Lassigny to which the French offensive may be extended. DEMAND THAT BULGARS EVACUATE'. SERBIA London, Aug. dispatch filed at Athens Monday-gives the report from Salonika that Roum- ania has decided to present an ul- timatum to Bulgaria demanding the evacuation., of Servian terri- tory. According to this delayed dispatch Roumania was to have presented the ultimatum on Tues- day. Abandonment of Servian ter- ritory held by the Bulgarians is demanded, so that the status quo may be restored, according to the treaty of Bucharest. Under the treaty signed in August 1913, Mac- edonia was divided among Bul- garia, Servia and Greece. The Ser- vian portion is now held by the Bulgarians. TO ABANDON PART OF TRANSYLVANIA Berlin, Aug. of part of Transylvania to the Roumanians is forecast in dis- patches newspaper corres- pondents ---at the Austrian army headquarters. The correspond- ents intimate the central powers will-not attempt to defend the en- tire border owing to its crooked- ness and the large number of 'troops required? The dispatch cays the idea is to shorten the front by the abandonment of cer- .taln parts of Transylvania. Entire Transportation System of II. S. Will Be Tied on Monday Unless Settlement Readied Cities Face Serious Situation.' Pelrograd, Aug. 30. The Russians have captured Panker mountain in the Carpathians, on the Hungarian border. On Hungarian Territory London, Aug. dispatch from Buciiarest by way of Rome says the Roumanians operating in conjunction with the Russians have captured principal passes of the Carpathians. For 12 hours, the dispatch says the Roumanians have marched uninter- ruptedly on Hungarian territory, meet- ing only weak resistance. Hungarian war correspondents as quoted in a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam, report the Rouman- ians have begun bombarding the Dan- ube towns of Kustuimk, Bulgaria and Orsova, Hungary. Washington Aug. 30__With both sides making last hour preparations for a groat railway strike Monday morning President Wilson today turned all the influence of'his administration toward persuading Brotherhood leaders to postpone or rescind their strike order until congress has had an oppor- of labor leaders that Wilson had "-em to postpone the strike order, there was abundant evidence that such was the case and somehow there was a feeling in congress In administration circles and In other places that a wny should bo found to avert a walk-out. No one Knew what it was, but that feeling prevailed. After a conference with Secretary Wilson at the department of labor, the brotherhood leaders reiterated that no power on earth except a satis- factory settlement would avert a strike, and they had no power to rescind the order Nevertheless efforts were continued to bring about a postponement. The first legal phase of the situation developed when a temporary injunction was issued by the local court in Nebraska restraining the conductors from calling or enforcing a strike on. tho Union Pacific. The bro'aerhood leaders unreservedly expressed the opinion that the injunction was in contravention of the law and could not stand. There were intimations that similar injunc- 5 might be .issued out in different parts of the country. While effort was being made to prevent the strike, both sides continued to make preparations to meet it. The Interstate Commerce committee of the Senate also considered a'law passed bv Congress in 1S62 authorizing the president to take possession of the railroad and telegraph lines when in his judgment public safety might it RAILWAY MEN IN CONFERENCE UlSffiKE If 8-Hour Day Is Granted On Other Side, Will Automatic- ally Come Here a gaseous mine, ana couiu JIUL UK called either a wet or a dusty mine j Considerable interest is being taken He thought that at least seventy [by local railroaders in the threatening per cent of the, haulage caved as a result of the explosion. He had visited almost all parts of the mine since the. disaster. He could arrive at no definite con- strike on American roads. While there is not the slightest intimation that the men on Canadian roads would strike in sympathy will! those across the line, the here believe that, if REFEREND'M ON CONSCRIPTION INAUSTRALIA Melbourne, Australia. Aug. Federal government has drawn up a proposition to hold a referendum on tho question of establishing .compul- sory military service in Australia. Pre- mle'r William M. Hughes on his return from England recently suggested the adoption of tho conscription plan. This aroused some opposition which led to the adoption of the present proposal. elusion as to .the cause of the ex- the employees win out in their fight plosion, but it'might have been" ig- south of the line the men on Canadian nited by lightning. roads would automatically secure the After he had met Phillips going in-] eight-hour, ilay without a fight. to .'he mine when he was coming off we didn't get it, the tendency would shift, he knew that there was a great bo for Canadian railroaders to drift storm raging outside and ran to the to the States where better conditions Emphatically Deny That They Are Behind His Candidature Do Not Approve Dionns Pleads Guilty When Bail Is A Precedent Dionne, the Frenchman charged in city police court yesterday by the city police with having liquor In a pub- j place, ii. contravention of the new liquor act. was fined S75 and costs by Magistrate Elton today, whose first case this was after his return from his holiday. It was also the first case under the new. prohibition act, and the outcome is interesting. Dioiine' was first granted bail on ?_'00 but this was afterwards raised to 5100, and ten .minutes later Dionne decided to plead guilty, receiving a fine of and costs. Gravos. the Greek upon the same charge, pear this afternoon at. I would said one local railroad- er to the Herald. Grant Hall Investigating the Extensions Asked For (Sliocn o ip e Pincher Creek, Aug. news has arrived here In a letter written In England on August 13th that more of our 13th C. M. R. boys have found their niche In which to do their bit. Lleiits. Shoultz, Bain, Kel- tic, Ryan. Nappor, Hurray, Adams, Hicks, and Dell have become-attached to the 13th 25th and 26th Highland- er- and aie going to France. These worn a number of the' officers who fcad not IJanjfsrrcd tne So persistently has'the local .board trade asked that the C. P. R. take steps to build tho line northeast from Kipp to serve Bnrrhill. Iron Springs and Turin .districts that a little over a week ago Grant Hall, general manager of western lines came to Alberta with the intention of looking over" the route. Evidently there was a mistaken im- pression somewhere as to the piece of road In question, for Mr. Hall went over the country between Bassano and Lomond Instead of over the line from Kipp to Lomond, end of steel on the tiettaw branch. The following ex are other parts of tho country where settlers are of greater distance from" tho railways than is the case In the territory you mention. However un- der present conditions will not be able to undertake construction of this line at least this year. Grant Hall. Mr. Grant Hall. Vice-President C.P.R., Winnipeg, Man.: Received your wire of today's date. There has been somo misunderstand- ing, and In view of the amount of cor- respondence and petitions from farm- ers and business organizations, U The miners of Fernie are not. sup porting ex-secretary. Thos. Uphill, Conservative candidate in the coming R C. 'elections. The rumor to the effect that the miners were supporting the former secretary of. their union is vigorously denied in a resolution which has just been passed by Fernie Local No. 2814, and a copy of which has been forwarded to The Herald, with a request for publication. 1 The meeting was held August 27, and the resolution reads as follows: "That we, the Fernie Local, No. 2314. District IS. United Mine Workers of America, in a mass meeting assembled do not approve of the action of ex-sec- retary Uphill, in accepting the nomin- ation as Conservative candidate for Fernie riding in the forthcoming B. C. provincial elections." It was felt necessary to pass this resolution and to sivo it publicity, owing to the fact that a certain sec- tion of the B. C. press had stated or implied that the miners of Fernie were supporting the candidature of Mr. Up- hill. change ot telegrams between s. S. juiriicuit to see how this could have Dunham anil Mr. Hull explains the sit- uation 3. S. Dunham, Vice-President. United Farmers of Alberta. Lethbridge: Answering your message of the 28th I was ablo last week to go through that portion of the country lying be- tween Bassano on our main line and Lomond. While I might appreciate tho need o( this extension I am suio j-ou will Quite agreo with me that there arisen. What is asked for is that about twenty-five miles should be built north-easterly out of Kipp, your station, six miles from Lethbridge, to serve Darrhill, Iron Springs anil Turin. The .districts that you visited are dif- ferent altogether. Lomond is fifty miles away trom the district that urg- Lnlly requires the extension asked for. S S. Dunham, Vice-Pres. UFA Washington Aug. brotherhood officials, after securing copies of the proposed'hills affecting the railroad situation, went into conference at the department of labor with Secretary Wilson. It was supposed they intended to consider the proposed legislation as it affected them and discuss it with the OFFICIALS IN CHICAGO Chicago Aug large number of railroad presidents, who have been in Washington discussing the strike with President Wilson, arrived in Chi- cago today for a conference. WARNING PASSENGERS From Chicago orders were: flashed ticket agents to inform passengers that unless they reach their destination, by Sunday night they would he sub- jected to "perplexing delays." Large manufacturers and business houses swamped telegraph companies with messages urging shipments to .be rushed at'C-nce.'Many of them author- izeXsending orders by express. Several large commercial houses already have recalled travelling representatives. Operating officials of many of the big -railway systems speeded up careml plans to meet any emergency, and private detective agencies engaged to em- nlov additional help were urged to more activity. Physical examination of thousands of former railroad men who, officials said, are willing to return to s'honmen and engine hostlers who know something about running locomo- tives were coached for a more important duty expected of them. Guarantees 01 bonuses and protection were made by some roafls. Must be Settled "No power on earth but a satisfac- tory settlement can prevent a said U'. G. Lee, president of iv u four heads certainly could not obtain a postponement of the strike even if we received messages is no provision is He has been admitted to 5100 cash bail. W. S. Ball is prosecuting and 0. F. Harris is acting for the defence. The commission has under consider- ation the tentative drafts ot three bills. New York Facet Starvation New York, Aug. million New Yorkers will face starvation witli in a fortnight if a nation-wide railway London, Aug. 28: An Amsterdam disnatch to the Express says the ap- pearance of the New English Zeppe- lins is causing much anxiety in Ger- many. Patrolling off Denmark, the Britibh dirigibles completely outpace Lhe German Zeppelins. The Germans purpose lo build small- er and faster airships to cope with the English, but the Kaiser's sanction is necessary, for the change. requesting such action from every one of the committee of 640. President Wilson has not asked us to postpone the strike, and he understands, as we made it very clear to him :on Mon- day night, that we are now powerless to act unless a satisfactory settlement is made." A. B. Garretson, head of the con- ductors spokesman for employees made a similar statement. Brotherhood heads talked with sev- eral members of congress and expect- ed to confer with Samuel Gompers. It was said Gompers had made no attempt to ..induce the brotherhoods to postpone the strike. Opinion among the brotherhood of- in- to: .strike, still is divided. This point was discussed at length, with congressmen and they also were not of one opin- ion. Opinion among tne nrotnernouu ui IP ficials as to whether the enactment in I to law of the president's program he U fore next Monday, would prevent COL. MAUNSEL PROMOTED Montreal, Aug. Maunsell, of Ottawa, director of engineering services, has been promoted a brig- adier-general, the Gazette's correspon- dent in London cables. He has just returned to England from France, whither he went to .inquire as to the necessities of the engineering corps. MARKETS Track wheat October wheat October, oats October flax 189 WEATHER High.. Low Portent. Generally fnir. Not Postponing Strike New London, Aug. trolling waters between the coast and Nantueltet light vessels are six allied cruisers, comanding thg waters from Sankaty Head (o the light vessel. Along that stretch of sea, German sub- marines, it is flgjjred, will come to the surface for bearings for the final dash into United States Vaters. Washington, Aug. heads after a conference with Secretary Wilson today that they had not been, requested-by President Wil- son or any other administration offic- ial to postpone tlte strike and nothing except satisfactory settlement of the demands could prevent .a walk out Refusing Freight Chicago, Aug. of the nation rushed preparations today to enforce the cinbarg6 on perishable freight. Shipments of livestock and perishables "were refused by some roads today, others issued warnings that perishable freight which cannot reach Its destination by September 2, will not he accepted. Associated Press dispatches trom a., parts of the country indicate that within 48 hours unless a delay in the BUCHAREST BOMBARDED Bucharest, Aug. Buch- arest was bombarded night by a Zeppelin an aeroplane. strike is on embargo orders will'be effective on every railroad in the country. Hearings on New Legislation1 Washington, Aug. Inter- state commerce commission adopted a resolution today providing- for hear- ings on the proposed railroad leg's lation in the impending crisis, begin ning Thursday at nine o'clock in the morning. Itailroad officials, brother- hood officers and representatives ol shippers were invited to appear. Each] side will be given three houra In which to discuss their views of the legisla- tion proopsed by President ;to prevent'the threatened strike and to provide for the operation of trains' in the event of a strike. made for the operation of food trains, How Strike will Affect Canada Ottawa, Aug. official circles- is feared that a great railway strike r. the United States, inaugurated _ on Monday next, and prolonged, will' lave a serious effect in-Canada. .It is pointed out that the industries of On- tario and Quebec depend in a large measure on fuel from, the United States and that a stoppage of this supply would mean distress, indus- :rialiy and otherwise: A prolonged striks wouTd also mean a slllrtaga of hard coal in practically all parts of tne Dominion. A strike of such proportions as to seriously tie np the railways of the United States would seriously affect the whole Canadian transportation system, and materially reduce the earning powers of Canad- ian railways. Strike Called For Labor Day St Paul Aug. officials in St. Paul gave up all hope that the big railroad strike would be averted and they began active preparation for the strike, which is set for Labor day, next Monday. Railroad officials say they will break the backbone of the strike within 10 days. Flour Mills To Close Minneapolis, Aug. Hour mill in the city will be closed SO min- utes after, the order for a nation-wide railroad strike becomes efteethe "All mills in tho ntj r..r filled to capacity and with no available storage space and no way in which to move the output it will be necessary to discon tinue operation immediately the strike order becomes eftectn said an ofli- ial of the company. What Will Mean A tie-up of the railways will stop miles of roads, employing 800, 000 persons directly affected, of whom are in the train service. It will make idle locomotives, passenger cars and freight It will keep at home pass- engers a day, and will halt the trans, portation of tonii of freight a day. It will stop earnings on more tr-an 520 000 ot railway tlld will cut off, each day, in passenger and freight receipts .It will stop the export of A products at the rate Uay, ;