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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta ICE MAY JOIN IN NET FORTY- CONGRESS TO iimunians Capture Bulgarian Fighting On Macedonian Front Bucharest, Aug. was made here today that the passage of Russian troops through Rumania has be- gun. x- Turkey Declares War London. Aug.. has de- lared war on Rumania, says a Reuter jispatch 'from Constantinople. 3 Heavy Bulgalan Losses London, Aug. is very Severe all along the Macedonian front, Lys an Athens dispatch, which adds 1C Bulgarian regiments suffered a se- ere check at the hands of the Ser- ians on the entente left flank and iiat the Bulgarian losses are estimat- li at U. S. To Act For Rumania Washington, Aug. United has been requested by Rumania (j take over her interests in Austria, ambassador Penfield at Vienna today the state department of the It satisfactory to Austria, iffidals said tins country would ac- ede. Imposition of a very strict censor- in the Balkans is seen by officials !l the fact that no word has come from {'lilted States ambassador Vopica at lucharest for more than a week. Occupy Bulgarian Town Paris, Ails, troops ocording to a report received here, ave 'occupied the Bulgarian of :ustchull. Russians Welcomed Bucharest, Aug. mo- ilizatton of the Roumanian army be- an Thursday 'night, August 24. On he same night the Roumanian troops rossed the Austro-Hungarian fron- ier. This appears to he an erron- das rendition of the officia. an- onncement as Roumania did not de- (Special to the Herald) Cardston, Aug. Brestler, at Spring Coulee has 500 acies of his wlie it cut, and has live binders at with 15 men. lie says the All-in is so heavy that two men are noc- essary to each binder. Alhcns, developments in the diplomatic sit- uation here today makes it appeal- thai wilhin-18 hours will have abandoned ils'poliey of neulralily. CONSTANTINE HAS NOT FLED London, Aug. confirmation of the reported flight of King Constantino from Athens to Larissa lias been received in ol ficiiil circles here, which consider it highly improbable. GREEK OFFICERS RECALLED Alhcns, Constantino will receive the French minister today.'and the Hussian and British ministers shortly .d'lcrward. A'll staff officers on leave have been in-illed lor active service. ___ ___ In Big Land Deal war- on 16th. Austria until August troops beginning to cross 'j'obni'dja -were welcomed enthusias- 'ically by' our says the statement.1 monitors and are" firing on the towns of daho Man Has Head He Wants To Locate In This Country That Southern Alberta is beginning o attract wide attention as 'a sheep razing area is shown by the fact lat-H. Le Moy'ne of Boise, Idaho, is low touring the country looking for He arrived in the city last light b; auto and wi'l set. the whole :ountfy before he decides to locate, tlr. Le Moyne has heard a lot about lie Peace River country and is go- ng lip there before deciding just he will do, The Idaho sheepman has ireeding ewes, anil if he decides to ocate in Alberta' he will bring them icross the line. This will give hj.ro he largest breeding band in Alberta f not in the whole Dominion. Mr. .e MoyneThas his eye on a iiOOO acre ract south of the city which he may Acquire if he locates in the south. ie sold his lambs this month for'an iverage of per head. Jury Verdict At Michel Is Merely 'That Miners Met Death [n Explosion (Special to the Herald) Michel, Aug. third and last (lay ot the coroner's Inquiry into the cause of death a', the twelve miners who lost their lives on. the night ol the Sth inst, was Concluded this after- noon when the jury returned a verdict as follows: "We, the jury, find that Thomas Phillips and eleven other men lost their lives as the result ot irt explosion which occurred at about 11.30 on the night of August 8th in No. 3 mine east. Mr. Graham, at the opening of the Inquiry this morning, asked thac a portion of Overman Cunliffe's evi- dence given in reply to questions by him, he deleted from the record, as he had found the evidence given by some ot the miners showed that tiie portion of the mine referred to-by.him in ask- ing his questions-of Cunliffe, had been worked the afternoon of the Sth, so that his .quest jciiis_; nn.; that _snoint and the under a misapprehensionpf the conditions pre- vailing "at the time feferred to. This was done andi Mr.-Cunliffe again ex- plained to the jury, the working of :he Bell, or Armstrong system and the location and working of the electric signal system. The seven lamps of the seven dead men whose uodies had been iclinci were then put in evidence and Cunliffe explained where each one had been found and the condition they were in. David Davie's lamp was found at a place where' he had been working hanging on a nail, as he had evidently left it when he ran out in the mam slope where his body .was found .over a hundred feet from the lamp. None of the lamps showed evidence of sufficient blazing to justify the conclusion that the explosion' could have been caused ,by them. i 'The lamps of the two timber mei whose liodies were found in the main slope, could have been 'open lamps as there was no. evidence of any gas having been in thai part of the mine. Mr. CunliKe did not think the explos- ion followed the return air passage.. Thomas R.ussell, mine manager of the Slichel mines Slid he had been manager of No 3 east for tlyee and a half vears. and had Been a manager j. K. ROSS m BRITISH LOSSES INAUGLST London, Aug. is official- ly announced today that the Brit- ish casualties, killed, and missing on all fighting fronts in the month of August tallied officers and men. One of the biggest land deals that has been put through in the south in a iong time, was closed the other day when R. E. Patter- son, two miles south-east of Stir- ling, sbfd seres of land, 700 being in crop, to Robt. Slater, of W'Mliston, North Dakota, for 000. Twenty-eight thousand dol- lars was the actual cash payment. Last year this farm, that is the portion of it under cultivation, yielded b.ushels of grain. Mr. Patterson lit.not leaving the country; it looks-too good to him. He has ether holdings that will occupy his attention. LAY CORNER' STONE ON FRIDAY O Ottawa, Aug. tions are complete for the for- mal.laying of the corner stone the new parliament uildings at noon ou'Friday. v Announcement of Members and! Organization of Board Will Be Made Shortly Ottawa, Aug. 31. An official an- nouncement of the establishment of a permanent hoard of pensions is ex- pected today or Friday. The matter has been under consideration by the government for some weeks, and in view of the extremely important nature, the selection of the members "cpinprislng the board wi "If seems: to well, settled .lit uC. iiiliif.li uMlt ruril-ir-A that Polestar. which tin with greatest care. No information: aslo the membership is yet available! Mansbenles from any source, but there is a well-; defined (repression that the ilidln years. Already the numb sions is Increasing daily. They arc replace map when Lerhbridge- divisional point on being -.dealt with by the departmental. board, but the work is becoming too heavv. The pensions board "Will take over this work and will pass upon all matters pertaining to pen- sions. Besides this, there will be' at least two members on the lioard. The scale upon which pensions are be paid is the new upon last session. one decided in the o f countrs for over thir. He said he had an efficient' staff worths ofLPTfect Theie had teen no complaint nYadV to'him by either officials or miner's. He thought from tHe examinations ad'j by rs and since'the explosion, thpl 75 per of th? haulage ways had been caved.and the mine hadly wrecked. He had seen him in assigning any. deCfiuito cause for the disaster. HVha'l' visited' the on August 4th, finding every thing m class condition He had found the volume of air passing into the mine to hai e been So 280 feet and that passing through thp dif erenL splits totalled 7( 000 feet The stop pings were good. 'It was the most gaseous mine ho had over worked the ventila tion was the very best that could.be secured. Reginald Stacej the electrician in charge ot thpt work in the mine cold j FAIRBANKS ACCEPTS Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. f Charles Warren Fairbanks, was notified today of his nom- ina'tion., for vice-president on the Republican ticket, and de- F livered an address accepting. R. has called for tenders lor a two storey- station to be built there. The Herairi has Intimated several times that Polestar would be the div- isional point on that part of the line. It is about due south of Medicine Hal and there is- a water supply there. Ti is- also about the proper distance from tiethbridge, being 109 miles. The other divisional points between here and Woyburn are Shaunavon and As siniboia. MAY NOT WIN 1HE POLICE Damaging Evidence Against Gco. Gavros, Who Draws Fine of When the police sleuths, who were following Dioune's trail the other light while he was peddling whiskey, noticed that he went Into Hie White Lunch, they followed shortly aftcr- ,rds and asked George Gavros if any "hard stuff" had been left there for him. He said "no." The officers did not make a search then, but they came back later, the chief and Const. Wallis coming in by the rear and Sergt. Bowker by the door. As they were coming in they noticed the Chink flunkey emptying broken hot ties into the garbage can at the. rear. Investigation proved that the bottles had recently been broken and the smell of "good whiskey was wafted to the olfactory nerves of the sleuths. This evidence resulted in Gavros be- ing convicted and fined 575 arid costs yesterday afternoon in police court. On Dionne's confession of guilt at the trial in the forenoon, the case against Gavrcs v.'as .proceeded with in-the afternoon. Chief Hardy and Const. Wallis gave evidence and the chief called Dionne who gave corrob- orative evidence to the effect that he had left booze with Gavros in bot- tles similar to those of which the broken remains were produced in court. One damaging piece of evi- dence was shown when the bottles were examined and it waa found that they had been broken without the corks having been pulled, as though Gavros had been in a hurry to des- patch them before the police became Officials Prepare Plans To Break" The Strike-1000 Men Apply For For Men Who Stay At Work. Washington, Aug. eight-hour day bill on which most congression- al leaders agree. If enacted by Saturday night, will be sufficient justification in the opinion of the Brotherhood for calling off the for Labor Day. This today was the main source of optimism that the great industrial tie-up would not occur. "Enactment into law of the president's eight-hour day bill ps now drawn guaranteeing the present 10 hour day said W. G. Les, head of the trainmen's brotherhood, "will bo regarded as a satisfactory set- tlement of our differences with the railroads and there will uo no strike. In order to prevent a strike, however, this hill must become a law before next Saturday night." The Senate Interstate Commerce Commission arranged its first public hearings on the measure today, and allowed three hours each for argument by' brotherhoods and railways. Us leaders set Friday afternoon as the time when they would take the initiative if the senate had not acted, and gave assurance that the house would pass the measure then under special rule, making it effective November 1st, The attitude of congress today, that of determination to prevent the strike, was exemplified by the resolution, pending in the senate, calling on1 tha Brotherhood officials to suspend the strike order for one week. RAILWAY OFFICIALS PESSIMISTIC Chicago, Aug. and operating officials of the railroads of the1 country are in conference today, for the purpose of formulating plans to operate trains in the event the strike set for next Monday morning takes ace. Practically none of the railroad heads shared in the optimism expressed. in some quarters at Washington that the passage of the S-hour bill by congress would avert a strike. Embargoes begain today on every trunk line in the country. m H Experts Use Dynamite But Ob- tain Small Trace of Them WEAR MILITARY CLOTHES Camp Hughes. Man., Aug. Peo- ple who wear military decorations, or clothes so nearly resembling military or naval 'uniforms, and who are not entitled to wear them will, in future, be punished. The maximum fine in these cases for flrst offence is tlOO, including costs The minimum is 550. The two men convicted in the city's flrst case under the liquor act paid about each. It is only fair to mention that the proprietors of the White Lunch cafe knew nothing whatever about the transactions in which Gavros was up. In fact they state that thev have given positive instructions that all liquor must be kept away from the. premises. THREEliOSAND BIG STAMPEDE AND FAIR AT RAYMOND (By Raymond, a staff reporter) Aug. 31. Three thous- and people, 2500 exhibits and 200 au- wondered where tlisy all came from on visiting the grounds of the Raymond. Agricultural society yesterday afternoon. It looked like prosperity with a capital "P." In fact, one fouml just what one would expect to find in Raymond in this year of big things. It was emblem- atic of Sunny Southern Alberta at the present time. Smiling faces dominated the crowd, ug iu the way of su'orts and is especially true In the case of horses and oattle. But it .is rather between seasons for good exhibits in the vegetable and grain exhibits, and it must be admitted that these were not so profuse as formerly. However, Kimball whic and prize the I is sc Shires and Clydes. the times. Th In the Clydes which were judged, Chas. -McCarty Knight Sugar Co. divided the The stallions were good but the mare classes were better. is some fine breeding stock in the district. In the Shires, Brimhall got flrst with a tine aged stallion while the Sugar. Co. .took, the prize for a well- set" up two-year-old. Brimhall again '-e is. IMS a sign of led the list with .Shire mares, the rmer of Southern i Sugar Co. taking .second, while the (Special to the Cardston, Aug. was startled this morning by the news that the post office safe had been blown open during the night by expert safe crackers and in cash taken. The burglars evidently entered by the front door as this was ,pried in two. The safe lock was smashed, and with a punch borrowed from a neighboring blacksmith shop the men had .evident ly hammered the lock thiough then inserted a small charge of dynamite. The most of the registered mail was rifled, but only 504 was obtained, this being the smallest amount that has been in the post office ovi night for a long time. The mounted police are working on the case, but thus .far have no clues as to the Identity of the men. ing for strike-breakers than ready ay exp fanauers seem hiore proud now to ex- hibit a fine team of horses -from the farm than an inanimate bundle of wheat or a prize cabbage from the gar den. And one would judge that he is right in this. Alberta uga 'is iean.-Ag that half the I Sugar Co. also won out in the two in farm .life is in having and three-year, old mare classes. The Percherotis vwere not so plen- H. S. Allen...wpl! tlrst with a three-year-old, stallion, some good stock about, something an- the electric signal m, and the exhibits were nicely ar eld of wheat looks fine tern was worked by a storage battery of about, ten volts capacity, and show when it Is yellowing up for. the biud- one says that 95 per cent of Aas located not far ot the ,vimllllg aujmais in all htbit was the best he has seen at any But two classes ot horses 'of tiie smaller fairs British Take Prisoners -John hamplon on of HIP mine I iiUl.ioii i'rom the city had come to see I ondon Aim H In the opera- i whose bodj st il in i e mino inu the sights. Today will be more of ions soulh of MnrtlnpuiUi [John Bnr-ken These sas com in t ui ivuui.u eturntd (roni visit to the Peace Ulv- New V ork Am, 29 of r, and too Yukon. C, P. H today was at good, these being the MARKETS Spot wheat 156 Track wheat............... 1S5 October whsal 149 October oata 49% October flax WEATHER sib( me Kaymono uisinci.as -.ow; displnied in the exhibits tinougliout j forecast Generally fair with light the giounds In iniiuj cliises tiie local Friday ttationarx or HOW THEY FEEL Home, Aug. 20, via Paris, Aug. Workmen today chopped .off the mar ble memorial names of Emperor Wil Ham and the German crown pnncu, Frederick William, which had been i at tliPlr placed in the Senatorial P-Uace oflj When the senate interstate com Sie ancient Capitol Hill during a vls.tjme.ee committee was hearing tie of fio German emperor to Rome to railroad heads and brotherhood year's ago. The mies orderedjers the house into acUpn that southern Alberta keeps up its reputation .as being the breeding place for good horse flesh. Quality in Cattle The cattle classes were probably not so large, but the quality was there and A. W. Mclntyre, the judge was having a busy time. A. Kes- sler -and the Knight Sugar Co. both raised eHrefqrds there would have been some fun. But as it was the Sugar Co had all the Hereford ex- hibits a clean sweep. The exhibits were more than good, Till! little higher temperature.__ It Is likely that the 113th Leth- bridge Highlanders will appear in kilts before leaving Alberta for the front. II is understood Mayor Hardie busied himself while in Ot- tawa and received the assurance from the militia department that the battalion would be provided with the Kilt uniform very shortly Local Kilties are highly pleased over'the-news and hope that soon the name Lethbridge Kilties will apply. Big Plans to Break Strike Chicago, Aug. officials plan to run at least one passenger train daily on every road aud iu each case, it is announced, preference will be given to milk trains. Strike breakers will be hired, not by individual roads, but 'by a central committee of all the roads and dts- tributeu where most needed. If one road succeeds in moving trains, while :he tracks of another road arc stall- ed, the successful road a helping .hand. In an effort to discourage the strike intiment the roads have announced lt system of punishments and wards; 'Employees who go on strike will forfeit their seniority privileges. Xcw men taken on during the strike will be given preference by pro- motion. Guarantees of protection j_ave been: given to employees who-.- remain loyal to the company. Chica- go detective agencies are advertis- pad report for instant service. Independent of the transportation strike the railroads are facing a new labor problem in the threatened strike of shopmen on roads, west of Chicago. embargo on live stock. will cause a shortage of fresh meats in various cities of the country within a-few days, according to packers nnd in many instances the price of meats has already gone up. Senate Will Pass It Washington, Aug. Adamspn. of the senate interstate commerce committee, said: "We will pass the 8-hour bill introduced today in. the house on Friday. That will include the provision for an investi gatiou of the effect of the fi-hpur day oil the railroads. That, Tve. believe, will prevent the. strike Speed Up Legislation Washington, Aug. 31. Congress put all otlfer affairs aside and devoted itself'to enactipg President Wilson's legislative program. Just before noon the president went to the cap- itol. conferring with the leaders, urged them on to the speed necessary to get the bills through the legisla live machinery of the house and sen- ate before Saturday night. Then returning to the White House he called the four brotherhood heads before him" for another appeal to de- lav the strike while congress by .law provides what the railroads have re- fused Back of all this Wilson was hold- ing another appeal to the rank and file of the railroad men to realize that' congress is about to give them what they ask and stay removed by the city government. r- DRINK WOOD ALCOHOL IN ERROR; IS DEAD AND FRIEND ILL Macleoil, Alta., Aug. a result of drinking wood aico- hoi, it Is believed by mistake, 'E. N'cilson, a 'rancher', living tear here, died today, and Jean Johnson, a neighbor, at whose ranch the poison was taken is seriously ill and may not re cover. Mr. Neilson leaves a large family, who are now visiting in the east. eroplojers opposed the and agreed on the bill Introduced.'by. Representative Adar.ison and approv- by Wilson, approving the 8-hour day, prb-rata pay for over time, investigate the new planned to rush it commission to conditions flu. through while the senate was work ing. It did not include the compulsory, investigation features of the presi- dents program but there were indl cations that he would be satisfied with enough the men from striking and take up the lemalnder later Meanwhile the employees and men had a public hearing on the pres! dent s legislative program before tha senate Interstate commerce tee Ihe men opposed the compul aory investigation feature and tht I ;