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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1914 'NUMBER 171 Evidence of Witness Being Ex- amined by Palmer for the-Miners WAS NOT A DUSTY MINE Mr. Palmer Asks That an Ex- pert be Appointed to Sit With the Judge ENQUIRY WILL BE LONG nillcrest, Alia., July the opening of the session of. the Hillcrest enquiry lliis mq'rhiiig J. R. Palmer, 'pouiisd 'for attempted to I'lear up several points that appear- ed .to -life com mission.1 In the place he. pointed out-that Mr. iik'Leotl -bud iii the course ot the proceedings intimated that the min- crs had airier .tins, inquiry, but felt', thai, nail they not, done so, mat-Wri was'of. such universal in-. Icrcsfc'tliat. Ibc "Minister would have Ef.i'.n it. said, have a stupendous tusk before us which will HOT WEATHER GUESSES Ottawa, Ont., July Free Press, Liberal, makes sev- oral predictions. It says it Hoblin wins in Manitoba, there will be a Dominion general el- ection this Jail. Sir James "Whitney will be appointed to SfiiiiUe: Sir Adam "eck will become premier of Ontario and Hon. J. Hanna will join the Dominion'government; suc- ceeding Hon. T. Crothers, who 'will be appointed to the bench. Mr. Chamberlain's Farewell Appearance Lethbridge. solicitor "who Is handling. the case for the 'Miners' the Hillcrest enquiry be even more so when we get. the'ex- pert evidence; -The scope en- quiry js not only to obtain" the cause of the explosion but also to "obtain information that will lead to the 01 such disasters." He felt that the government should have appointed'ah expert to sit with His Honor'and lie still feels that this expert should he appointed especially when it comes to the offi- This suggestion he made, he said, with all deference to the court and with no intention ot re- flecting on His Honor. His Honor pointed out that he had no power in I he matter, although ho could call any expert evidence he wished. .Air. is a different jhing, but we merely mean an ex- pert as .an advisor. We feel it to he .he greatest difference between a wit- ness as called and a man sitting with you as an advisor. His am prepared to ac- cept any evidence to aid in arriving at ,a conclusion." Vv. M. Campbell, representing the government, felt it would be an en- cunjbranrr, on the court to call an innumerable number of witnesses. Mr. Palmer had asked tor -the loca- tion arid identification of all the bod- ies, but tie, feels it would he an on the court to call an innumerable number of wit- nesses. j, (Continued on Page Entries Pouring in Dispelling All Doubts-Several Horses Already Here JUMPERS COMING TOO '1 tell you frankly 'that; we are go- ing to havo the finest racing, progam at the fair this year that we have ever yet been, able tp muster." .Manager McXieoI, who is: the busi- est man in town, is authority for this remark. Mr. JMcNiCol spent a day at the Calgary Fair, whore the race- horse men are at the present" time, and be has been promises-tlie best of the speedy For a time, some of the !race-horse men in the city were inclined to be dubious as- to .the racing-program at the fair, but -Mr. ilcNicoiyiqulclily. dispelled these doubly north. Every prepared fojv ugey-tfiiflMt? looks as'though' they would all'lie filled. There arc more than a dozen horses on the grounds at the present time, and others are ar- riving every day, so that by Monday afternoon every, will be filled up, Charles Kerr, who is in Calgary on behalf of the Exhibition Board, wired the manager yesterday to inquire if a purse" would be put up for jumpers, and he advised that he could get ten I entries. Word was immediately sent that the purse'Would he made up, and so one of the many features will he the jumpers. The pari-nwtuels, or "iron will be on the job for sure. Mr. Mc- NIcol made final arrangements for them while in Calgary. Teams, have been-at work on the track for the past week or more, and it is in perfect condition, with one of the best cushions ever seen. In addition to the regular harness and running events, there will be an Indian race every day. The Coaldale mules' will also he on tlje job for a slow mule race .cvery day, and there is a possibility that relay races 'will also be staged. For sheer fun. the slow mule race has anything beaten a mile, and the antics the animals would make a atone image choke with laughter. Hillcrest Relief Fund HORRIBLE CRIME DISCOVERED Bodies of Mai) and Two Women, Murderer's Victims, Found in Swamp Atlanta, Ga., July bodies of S. F. Bennett and two unidentified wo- men wore found in a Bwami> at East Point, a suburb of Atlanta, early to- day. Wounds indicated that all three had been shot. Tbe bodies of the wo- men wero covered with brush, while that o[ Bennett lay in the open a few yards away. The coroner of .Fulton County was summoned to investigate. AUTO GOES OVER BANK: ONE KILLED THREE .INJURED Alliance, Ohio, July person was killed and three injured when un automobile containing five 'persona skidded and overturned, and plunged over a forty-foot embankment to the j hrink of the Mahoniiig river, east of this city today. The 'Hlllcroat IlbllEr nrc- bus, passed the marli, nhd ?600 Is In sight. The suf- Icrers lit the stricken camp are just now hcsinnlnK. to realize the full force of the and their need has not been underestimated. The fund now stands: Previously acknowledged ..S'lOO.fiO 0. club 6.00 J. ll.iJI. 3.00 A friend i.................. KNIGHT DROWNED ON WAY TO HENLEY London, July on his way to.the regaHa at. Hen- ley today, Sir Denys'Annon was accidentally pushed off a crowded pleasure launch' and drowned. -.'._.' the father of tbe tar- his honor at: Highbury. The occasion public appearance Sir. Chamberlain iff reform nmement the late Rt Won a on Mav 6 VMth him aie his wife had made in eiglit years, since his ill- .ness overtook him, and lie made use Joseph Chamberlain, is shown in his and'Mr. Austen Chamberlain. The Of the opportunity to bid farewell to last appearance at a garden party in" occasion represented above is the first his constituents West Birmingham. MRS. BOOTH COMING Meeting of Debenture Holders Has Been Called to Auth- orize a Receiver THEY MUST RAISE MONEY London, July circular from the Metropolitan Trust Co. summons a meeting debenture holders'.in the Southern Alberta Land Co., for the purpose of authorizing a receiver, and' to make further application to court. It is stated the referred to at the recent meeting 'would be ex- pended upon works 'which the govern- ment will possess the right to super- vise, and would he secured upon the receivers taking the ranking priority to debenture stock, maturing Decem- ber 31, and carrying 7 per cent, inter- est and per cent, commission. Unless necessary authority is promptly given, and the receiver is able to raise the amount he will have no course but to stop work. The re- solution authorizing him to make ap- plication to the court will accordingly proposed at the forthcoming meet- ing. RULER'S s WIFE FLEES Conditions in Albania Such That Prince William Sends Princess to Safety Vienna, July William of ied, wife of the new ruler of Al- bania, today left Durazzo with her children in consequence of the crit- cal isituation there. She has gone to Bucharest. It is generally believed that the departure of the Princess oreshadcw? the pUiication of Prima WiKtom. "'Toronto, Ont., July nouncement is made at-the Sal- "Army headquarters that Mrs) General. Booth will come to Canada'in'the fall. Jn con- nect'ipir with .this visit, Mrs. Booth will conduct the annual territorial congress in Toronto, and 'will also visit some, of the larger ..cities in the Dominion. ALBERTA GRANTS Edmonton. Alta., July a council meeting this morning- the provincial govern- ment made a grant of for the relief of the widows and or- phans of the miners killed at Hillcrest, and also appointed a permanent commission to be call- ed the HiMcrest Relief Commis- sion to deal with this money, and all other subscriptions, as it may take several years to properly up the business and care for the children. The commission consists of the -.District Judge of Macleod, the district in which the mine is sit- uated, who is an appointee of the Federal government; the clerk of the District Court, who is an ap- pointee of the provincial govern- ment, and the manager of the Un- ion bank at Hillcrest, who might be called a representative ot fin- ancial interests. It Is also provided that the ac- counts shall be audited by the pro- vincial auditor. The personnel of the commis- sion Is such as to ensure the pub- lic that the subscriptions will be used where they will do most good. Lethbridge and Chinook Coll- ieries Taking on Men-Gait to Open Soon DECISION MEANS MUCH As a result of the decision of the Board .of Haihvay Commissioners at their meeting in Calgary last week, that the new rates on coal for storage purposes become operative July 1, in- stead of September 1, the mines in the Lethbridge district will all be at work with full steam ahead within ten days. The new rate will apply on all coal shipped from this date, and which remains in the bins until Sep- tember 1. The old rate 'wifl be ap- plied, hut rebates will he made on all shipments that qualify as storage. The mines of the Lethbridge Col- lieries started work, full shift on "Wed- nesday, and the Chinook mines com- menced this morning with enough men to keep things moving until a full crew can he put OB. .The Gait, Col- iSeries will commence operations al-- most ally day, and will he working full j time in short order, while the Taber mines will also start 'work within a week. The decision, at Calgary has thus meant a great deal to the Lethbildge mines, as it Jias'given employment to thousands of men who would have otherwise been idle, and it is a big boon to the operators who would have lost- practically every bit of storage business if the decision had not been made in their favor. The campaign to have the rates made effective July 1 was inaugurated largely by President Marnoch of the of Trade, and some of the op- erators, who made a special visit to Calgary to 'attend the sittings of the commission. Foremost's Celebration Was Like its Name-Foremost Thriving Town Surprised Visitors-rMessrs. Buchanan and Leffingwell Speak--Some Baseball Foremost, Juiy iough not yet u twelvemonth old, ,hc town of Foremost has, in many vays given testimony that it was :orrectly designated. H ha.s led in many linrs of endeavor ever since its lame was first placed on the map.' The appellation was most strongly xcmplilied here on Dominion Day, when fully 1500 people gathered, to- gether in order that they might.tit- ingly commemorate the birthday of he Dominion, and the occasion of a general reminiscence, and cognizance of the power of British institutions: For its age, the town leads along nany lines; and it may he said to c truly Foremost as a ceh'hrator, ihiioiigh the Hominiun Day cclebra- ,ion, was the .'irst ever -staged at tin's point. A PROGRESSIVE TOWN Many people visited tlie for the lirst lime, and there a Rtrit- eral surprise at the progress that had been made, litsieai! of a strag- gling, sleepy village, at the cnd-of- stccl of one of the must important lines'crossiiij; the continent, the'Vis-, j ito'rs found n full-fledged prairie (town, which, although it has sprung 'up in a few short months, is pro- gressive to a marked degree. It was i especially gratifying, in face of crop conditions which arc, to say i least, Jiot inspiring, to see. the goner- a! spirit of optimism regarding the future of the town and district, and nixie.could ever say that Foremost was a "calamity-trier." MANY VISITORS The celebration itself was marked many an attractive and merry feature. The occasion in toto was a liright affair. Besides the large at- tenance from the homestead country to the east and south, a bevy of from Milk Iliver, Lethbridge, Warner, Grassy Lake, How Island and ihirdclt poured in to join in the glad occasion. FBDttllAI, MKMHI5R SPEAKS" A. Huchannn, who was scheduled to speak at one o'clock, was detained at Wrcntham, where in oilier.'-celebration was held, and riid hot address, the gathering until, even- hcn Ihi. dance luJll -was packed, by an interested crowd of constitu- ents, 'anxious to hear their member. RESIDENTS SHOULD BIS "CITIZENS" Mr. Buchanan gave a brief resume of the history 61 the Dominion, and recounted in a pleasing manner, the roany opportunities offered here in the west, where the natural resourc- es have-barely been touched. Me im- plored the residents of the great ag- ricultural districts in the south to take up their citizenship here, for residence and citizenship are two vastly different 'institutions, and no one'can fully enjoy tbe opportunities offered .unless he. is a citizen. A CRITICAL PERIOD Mr. Buchanan spoke of the perioil through which 'the west is passing at the present time as a critical one. The condition of the industry of ag- riculture is a ..precarious one. The country is changing" .from a mine to one of incalculable producing power. It is being' transformed f'runi ,11 pxclusuc j, owing btttion to a mixed filming irci It is pissing jtContinued on Page LONDON DAILIES SCOOPED London, July great London newspapers. were "scooped" today on one of the biggest public interest news- paper happenings of the'year death of lit. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain. Although he passed away at 10.30 last night, the only newspaper in the Un- ited Kingdom which published the fact this morning was tne Daily Mail of Birmingham, the deceased stateman's nome city. 'uiUPllISI Has Visited Cardston and Coutts Now at Cardston SEGUR IS GETTING BUSY "In a general way the situation looks good to me, and I am of, .the opinion that some good, paying wells will be' bored in" Alberta. In every field there are bound to be and you are going to get them, here the same as anywhere else. I have been pretty we'll over the whole field and I rind some good locations, while others are not so goodr and some-are practically-worthless This is the opinion in a geifual of the oil situation in .Alberta, as Hewed by Leon J. Penperberg, for- merly of the survey, and for several "years, of :tlie geological department of the Southern Pacific, who was in the city for a3few hours yesterday. Sir. Pepperberg is now a sousuIt- ing geologist anil engineer with a vast practice in San Francisco. He. is in the field for some of his San Francisco clients, and would not give out any specific information. He.has Just fin- ished a tour of the Cardston and Coutts districts, which he looks on favorably. "When 1 was with the United States survey, we worked along the border, and I became fairly well acquainted with the conditions. There are great possibilities M. B. McRae, of the Calgary-Sweet Grass Oil Co., was also in the. city yesterday, having come in from the south, where he has anent several days looking over the company's hold- ings, east of Coutts. Mr. McRae 'put the Herald man off, saying that he would return in a few days and be in a position then public some of the secrets concerning this field, which is becoming-.L more popular ev- ery day in Calgary. The Calgary- Sweet Grass concern will drill in twp. y range 11, in the northern half. Jl. 13. Dowling, Dominion geologist, is at present iii the Flathead country and is working this way. Geologist Dunn, of the monarch well, left Card-, ston last night, and is in the Macleod district today. Ira R, Segur, whose drills "will soon be at work in 1-12, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon, and left this morning for the scene of operations. While here he made arrangements for the inspection of the boilers, and ordered a big bill of groceries for the drilling camps along the border. The drilling machinery is practically all on' the ground. There is still another car- oad coming from Edmonton, and this :ias been on the wny since June so Mr. Segur is not in a position to say iust when the actual work of'drilHng will commence, but he is keeping a close personal tab on operations, with a viewHo boring as soon as possible. MANNVILLE VISITED 3Y BLAZE Mannville, Alia., July town was swept by fire last night. The damage was Bnrch's general store was the chief loser. ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERY Flvn Robbers Use Speed Launch In Attack on Kasla Bank Nelson, B.C., July men arriving in a speed iMindh early this'morning, attcmgtlMl to rob the Bank of British ;it Kaslo, forty miles bore. Chiof of Police Dovftt an4 .other mem- hers of the N'elfion force, have left to join in the Intelt for tlui bandits. The End Came Unexpectedly- Grand Old Man of British Politics Gone AN ARDENT IMPERIALIST Has Been Paralyzed for Some Rise to Fam- ous Heights LAST APPEARED MAY 6 London, July Hon. eph Chamberlain died here last night. London, July death 'Jos- eph Chamberlain, which removes ona o[ the most striking from British, politics in the past genera- tion, came as an entire- surprise a3 the condition of bis health Avas no? known to he any worse than time in the past two or three years. .Mrs. Chamberlain, whq never left her husband's side since he was stricken with paralysis several years a-go, and his sou, Austen Chamberlain, wero with IVIr. Chamberlain when death occurred at 10.30 o'clock last night at his London residence. The evenli cast a gloom over the London sea-r son, which was at its'height. Jlr. Chamberlain's last public pearance was at a garden party in tlie grounds of his Birmingham home May sixth, last, when with his wife and son, be received several hundred constituents. Mr. Chamberlain was wheeled out on the lawn in a chair and appeared very emaciated ami feeble when his hand tu friends and neighbors in acknowledge .their" salutes; Tariff, reforms, which: with Imper- ialism, were thief policies fot nhicfayi Joseph was spokesman" when enforced retirement' through occurred tered an almost complete eclipse bis Late Rt. Hon. JOS. CHAMBERLAIN son, 'Austen, being almost the only, British statesman 'who advocated them on.all occasions. The cause of Mr. Chamberlain's death was officially [announced today, us heart failure, although he had been gradually sinking since Tuesday, the members of the family had preferred that his condition should not become publicly known. HIS CAREER The Right Honorable Joseph berlain was the pioneer in Great Bri- tain of Tariff Reform, and. the great advocate of Imperialism. For thirty- eight years, with a brief interrcg-' num, he represented Birmingham in" Parliament. In 1906 his career of stormy activities was ended by a stroke of paralysis.' The blow foil when he was in the-.midst of a stren- uous campaign for the establishment of a protective tariff with preference 'or the British colonies, and just af- ter his constituents had celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of his first election. Since that day the strong fighter had been an pathetic on- looker at the political game. His chief consolations weie the growing political prominence of his son Aus- ten Chamberlain, and the loyalty of iis constituents. not dispose her leader, although ho was no longer able to represent her upon the floor of the house of com- mons. In eacli election he was lui'iied to bis olf! ariri appeared afterward in the house ;hut oricc, when amid respectful .silence, he made' !iis way (o the speaker's desk on the arm of his .son and took the oath ot olJiee. January, fi, 1013, ain wrote fto hts'eomitituorils, re- signing his scat, and saying 'I cannot hope again to do'my work, in parliament, and. I feel our city -arid, the1 constituency necil the. sinicts (l a voungei i (CoiUiiiucil ec Paso ;