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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1914 POTULAR VOTE IN THE MANITOBA ELECTIONS WENT AGAINST FIRST'OFFICERTUFTENSE OF STORSTAD GETS BLAME FOR THE EMPRESS DISASTER ROBLIN PULLED THROUGH WITH ONLY TWO TO SPARE EVIDENCE IN HILLCREST ENQUIRY IS CONCLUDED Now Goes to the Judge for Summing up and Report PALMER'S STAND Reflects on Management of the Gas Morning of Disaster COMPANY NEGLIGENT Ihl'cre t, Alta, Jul> the summing up of coun el tin morning, the enquiry into the Hillcrest mine di a m which 139 men killed Jbie -19th, oamc to an'end. The taking of evidence-has lasted 8 day In addressing His Honor, J. It. Pal- ma coun el for the miner aid "I -feel it would be unwise for me to enlarge Upon the evidence of. J lie expert; 'Your "Honor lias, got such a firm grasp of the situation that I'can give vou little .Assistance .in that regard. et I oue it to nn client to stile our position hive ieali7ed thai this is not a pio eculion up; hiue brought out icflecUntf on HIP mine nianatemuil wa imph to a sibt Honor in arriving at a Lcnclubion "In finding the cau e, v-e go no [urlhcr ilun Mi Ira er' eu- d nee rit con iJcrs the ioi) TMLbtl ga propo rated through bv dust. He docs not'firid tlie cause of ignition and I think Your Honor would be justified in con- cluding the explosion occurred where "Mr I la'-ei ts Mr Dnnnan practically says he .would not lie in- ci'ried to suggest any other place of origin. Some of the things that would have been looked for by Mr. Hrmian were found by Mr. Sterling coking, etc. '.'There are several circumstances On the morning 'question, evidence shows there was a large amount of gas in the work- ings. It must have surprised Your Honor to find it was there in such large quantities. This not only ef- fects the result hut gives a practic- able demonstration of capabilities. Mr. Frascr, ah expert, concluded there must have been considerable gas in the raise, .and he based his whole conclusions on that contention. The fire evidence bore this out. In fact, my learned 'iriend, ilr. Me- I.CDd, would have you. believe the ex- plosion was caused by somc( unfore- s'cn circumstances. I think Your Honor would have difficulty in con- c'.uding ithis. f think it would lie na- tural to assume that the company should have information supplied by their own lire bosses. Your Honor must he ciTected bj the principle when one proof would effect the company. Where, this proof, is lacking we must assume they could not pnxluce that I think we may assume that, had the fan been working that morning, and the.two preceding the company would have produced that evidence. -.-thinkl be no doubt that the men were working at that time, it would have taken at least two hours to remove that gas. The.circumstance could not have been so unforeseen, in room pre- pared shots were found, and had not been WHAT WILL 12th BRING FORTH Failure of First Officer Tuftense to Call Captain the Main Cause CARSQN Tomorrow Is the annncrsa'y of the Battle of the Boyne And all eye arc turned oh Ulster The Orangemen of Ulster ..ill celebrate They are all armed to the hiit.' The least clash between an Orange- man and .a precipitate bloody civil strife in the Emerald Isle. The whole iworld will, watch Ulster tomorrow. Lord Cowdry, British Oil Magnate With Immense Holdings in Mexico Interested in the Coutts Oil Field In the wake ot the news' that Ira' anticipated. Sir. Fowler says that, the Segur would commence drilling in i formations very imich resemble the Coults-Swect (Irass Held next comes more startling news of development E. G. Sinclair, 1-1 M., one of the best known of the geologists in Al- berta, who is associated Vitli John- son and Arnold, is'now inspecting this Held, and the oil limelight still remains focused on 'that anticline east of Contts.. Mr. Sinclair has been in every oil field from Peru to :the Parry islands. lie is now engaged in the Coutts, Alberta field, which is bounded on tlie south by the Interna- tional boundary, and on-the .north by Lethbridgc. If his reports on this field are and there is every Cattle-man's Plains in the Lost Hills of California, a producing field. The. only definite information the Herald could gain from Mr. Fowler, was ex- pressed in these words: "Favorable reports arc anticipated, and develop- ments will be forthcoming." BOUNDARY OILS AWAIT REPORT Dr. Grossmann, the geologist who spent some days last week in this Slime field, will. report very shortly to Ihc Boundary Oils, for whom he looked the ground over. OIL AT 2000 FEET The fact that Mr. Segur looks for oil bearing sands at a depth oi about 2000 feet, is largely responsible for prodding the earth's crust ill I locality. ilia Gives Up Any Hopes For Presidency Torrcon, July U. The plan of Cwuhiloupe, uniUir which the present revolution hns licen operating, was muemleil at the ..recent conference be- tween Carranza aiul Villa reprcHcrila- si) as lo prevent any military, leador from hecoming 1'roviKiohjiI .President of aeconling to a lengthy oflieini ijtnteinciit issnwl hero the .delegates adjourning the session. .This nciton 'would eliminate Car- ranza, Villr OonxaieM, or ony of the loailers now Hn tho held, as pr'- Ual .-e.-ison to hclicvc that they will be, the great period of development another brace of. drills yrlll commence This, coupled with the fact that Mr. that Segur is so optimistic over the pros- pects, and-that he expects the field to produce a heavier oil than Dingman product, lias inclined many: companies to look thoroughly into! the new field, and is the "why" hind.Mr. Scgur's assertion that t-ho field would he developed much more, quickly than the Calgary LOUD COWDRV INTERESTED' Interest has been added to the sit- ators in Mexico, has had a geologist, j I Mr. Sinclair has-been in the south for some days. He went down with W. C. formerly tho-East Coast manager for the Caribbean Oils, a Standard O'l concern. lie was locat- ed at Conlinga for some time, and drilled the Monarch wells in'Califor- nia. These two men were taken to the field by Ciias. F. Fowler, w-ho represents eastern Canadian and Am- erican capital. .The party looked over ators in Mexico, nas nan a the seepage on" Roscoe's ranch, and n. G. Dillingham, in the field tori found that the gas which is exuding j some time, and also because the j will carry a llamo.-The oil seepage standard Oil company of California is heavily imprcgnatci'l with :sulphur, has lieen making inquiries and inves- a mighty good sign. I tigations. The A Iberian is the au- PPLENDII) I.VDICATIONS They covered the whole territory from the line, to the .Milk River, down thority for the statement that Harry R. Johnson who has had a covps of men in the Coutfs country for ie Miners Coulee. Thny found a rim rock number oi days will have his report ot sandstone underlying beds of shale, ready by the end of next week. The recommendations of the com- mission include the closing of all wa- tertight doors in foggy weather, and (Continued on 1'age THE CHASER AND THE CHASED Quebec, Juh 11 collier Slorstad is held to blame for the Cmpicss ot lielatul disaster in the findings oi the Wreck Com- mission handed {'own today. The Commission holds that .lie disaster was cltic lo the Stor- js tad's changi ot course ordered bj the thud ofntei without in- ductions fiom the first officer, ,1 ho was in ch'aige of the collier at tbe time. The Emptess, was sunk in the SI Lawrence 011 May 29 with a loss of more .than 1000 lives. THE! REPORT Ihe of the Royal- Commis- sion 01 enquin into the sinking of j the Lrnpress of Ireland was road toy Lord Mersey j REULVL'DOF BLAME' Taking up the question of blame; tbe report said "We think that Cap- tain Kendall would have been better advised if lie had given the Storstad a wider berth, and had navigated bis ship so us to have passed the Stnr- stad at a greater distance on liis beam than he originally intended: We do not think, .however, that bis stop- ping, which was really done for greater'caution, can he said to have been an nnseamanlike act, nor do we consider biSj failure to give the wider bertli as a contributory cause of the disaster." WHERE COLLIER ERRED Dealing with the porting of the Storslad's helm the report says the commission is unable to accept the view that it was done to counteract the en'ect of a current and as an act of prudent navigation. TUFTENSE DISOBEYED ORDER are of the the re- port reads, "that Chief Officer Tuf- tense oi the Storstad, was negligent in omitting to call the Captain when the fog was coming on. The Captain is tie man who ought to have been tfe'es'f. Mr. rnflense says that he thought there was no danger, and, .therefore, it did not matter. He was wrong. There was danger and, any- way, .it was his duty to obey the or- der which he had received, lo call the- Captain when tbe fog came on. "We can come to no other conclu- than that Tuftense was wrong negligent in altering 'his course in the fog; as he undoubtedly did, and that he was wrong and negligent in keeping t'lic navigation of the vessel in his hands, and iu failing to call the Captain when he saw the fog coming "oh." ST. L.iWREN'CE ROUTE O. 1C. Tbe section closes with the remark hat the 'disaster is not to be attrib- T. C. MORRIS SIR R. -P.- ROBLIN ThS fighting leader of hte Liberals Who was chased so hard in Manitoba n Manitoba who gave Premier Sir R. yesterday that he is hanging on to P. Rob'iin the his life power today by two or. three majority TABLOID MANITOBA ELECTION RESULTS Cbristitiiency- Assinlboia- Beautiful Plain Rirtile Brandon Oity Carillon Cypress Dauphin Delornme Dufferin Rlrawood Emerson Glenwood Gilbert Plains GiriiU Gladstone Hamiota Iberville Kilrionan and St. Andrews Killaniey Lakeside...... Lamisddwne La Verandrye iManitou....... Rhineland Morris......... Mountain Norfolk Portage La Prairie Roblin RhineJand Rockwood Russell St. Clements St Boniface St. Rose South Brandon St. Georse..... Springfield Swan Kiver Turtle Mountain VIrden Winnipeg (Centre) Winnipeg North Winnipeg South....... Winnipeg West....... JA. M. Lyle [.las. Argue (Con.) I A. Benard (Con.) is Hon 3. H. Howden .IG. H: Hon. G. R. Coldwell A" Prefontaine (Con.) Geo. Steel J G. Harvey J. C. W. Reid ISir It. P. Roblin D McFadden New Seat Sr Hughes Taylor J. W. Ferguson New Seat............... lion. Dr. Montague Hon. G. Lawrence (Con.) C. D. McPherson T. C. Norris W. .Jfolloy Jas. Morrow .1. W. Thompson II. J. McConnell Hon. C. H. Campbell J. B. Baird 11. J. Lyons Hon. H. Armstrong New -Soat V. Wlnkler Isaac Riley F Y. Newton New Seat Hon. J. Bernier New Scat A. IT. Carroll New Seat D. A. lioss D. D.McBonald Hon. -Johnston H. C. Simpson F W. Taylor 3. II. Green L. McMeans T. II. Johnston I Mid. 71 300 Williams (Lib.) Seat abolished Haig Malcolm CcUhrell (Con.) Mclloy Steel (Con.) Buchanan (Con.) Dr Thornton (Lib.) Sir. R. P. Roblin (Con. Mewhirter (Con.) McFadden CCon.) Breakoy-. (Lib.) Hughes (Con.) Thorvaldson (Con.) Armstrong (Lib.) McConnell (Lib.) Benard. (Con.) Montague (Con.) Lawrence (Con.) Garland (Con.) Norris (Lib.) I.auzon (-Con.) Morrow Grid-son (Lib.) Parent (Con.) Baird (Lib.) 400 Graham (Lib.) OS McPberson (Lib.) Newton (Con.) Seat wiped out. Riley (Con.) McDonald Rosg (Lib.) Bernier (Con.) Hammelin (Coli.) Seat wiped out. E. L. Taylor (Con.) Seat wiped out. Sims (LtK) Johnston (Con.) ......j Clingan ........f 80 "A" Johnston (Lib.) ..11500 "B" Dixon 'A" (Con.) 'D" Folcy (Con.) Liberals Rewarded for Big Fight by Splitting Even at the Polls TWOSEATSIN DOUBT If They go Liberal Roblin Will Have to Win Deferred Contests LIBERAL POPULAR VOTE Parriah (Lib.) Wiped out. I 880 FUNERAL OF BRIG. HUNTER BRETT WILL SUCCEED BULYEA They went as far east as near- 'Gulch in township 9. Returning, they cov- ered Breed's Creek, anil on Peter Hall's place in-1-10, .section.-38 and there are many Calgarians interested j in this field, the report is awaited willr anticipation and speculation-as Liiin s [nave in i-iu, umi to the contents. Dr. J. P. Smith; of part ot 3'I, they found a large, deposit! San'. Francisco, one of the. leading of fossils, and gooii formations. The of the day, and Ed. fossils indicate, .Mr, Fowler said, a: Nolan, who has spent some eonsider- marinc formation, and a cretaceous' able time on the-Island oi Trinidad, base, heavier than tbe Okotoks for-i arc among those associated with Mr', mations. Johnson, Mr. McKnight was of the opinion! DOWN CARDSTON WAY that if the formation north nf the} W. H. Murphy, of Calgary, who is butte" or Gnss hills could be i hLiuly interested in the country connected with tlie old formations in round about Cardston, stated that the btitles, therei would he no chance! there would he some, real happenings of the oil haying been, retained.; Rut j in that neck o' the woods, before the' formations 'and'sren'ng'os along many riicons. A geologist named A1- l-Brccd's Creek and In.1-12-look Icn, and (ico.- C. Reynolds are how i l, 'arable that, this is. uot'cntcaeed iu over the field, Calgary, Altn., July Herald publishes the following special despatch from Ottawa: "The Herald correspondent ia informed today on tbe highest authority that Dr. R. G. Brett of Banff, will be appointed lip.utenant-governor of Alberta to succeed the Hon. G. II. V. Bulyea, whoso term -of office expires eai'iy next year. It bad been freely stated that Dr. Brett 'was to ho appointed one of (ho new senators from Al- berta, but it Is now certain tl'mt ho-will bo given, the lieu- tenant-governorship. Will Be Held on Monday ter Son's Remains Also The funeral of the late Brigadier Hunter and Master Stewart, who per- ished in the Empress of Ireland disas- ter, 'ivill be held on Monday evening at 7 o'clock from Fetterly's undertaking parlors, thence- to the public cemetery. SPEND AUGUST ,AT BANFF Banff, .Alta., .lu'iyi is learned here today that their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess 6f Connaught will spend the whole of the month of August in ami about Banff. Two entire floors in .the cen- trnl section, of the- Banff Springs Hotel have been re- served for them. HEIR TO THREE MILLION DOLLARS Saskatoon, Sask., July Ida Wlllis-Mackay, living on a homestead near Saskatoon, is heir to three million dollars on the death 'of her 'ather, H. 0. Willis, president o'[ the Eng- lish Tobacco Co. THREW CHIEF OF POLICE OVERBOARD Toronto, Out., .Irfy .Chief of Police of St. Catharines was thrown overboard by sailors'on an American vessel by the captain's -lie tried to arrset a man on board. Captain Sullivan was later arrested. KNIGHT'S ESTATE .London. July Henry Sewn- Kerr, who perished'In tbe Eiihpress of Ireland disaster, left ah'estate .vhlu'ed at MS.UOO.. THE STANDING liberals 21 seats Conservatives........ 23.seats Doubtful Rose and St. Georae. Deferred elections The Pas, Churchill and Nelson and Grand Brandon; Man., July C. Norris, the leader of the'opposi- tion refused to make any state- ment when seen by a W.A.P. man here at noon today. "I will say nothing, until fur- 'ther said Mr. Nor- ris. LIBERAL .GAINS CAHILLON. W1NNIPJ3G (2) PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE NORFOLK SWAN RIVER. GLENWOOD (New Scat.) ARTHUR. II.AMIOTA. DL1 L ST.. CLEMENTS (New Seat.) HAMIOTA. CONSERVATIVE GAIN LA VERANDRYE. 1BERV1LLB (New ELM WOOD (New LAKESIDE. LATEST REPORT Winnipeg, July p. St. Kos-e out of the doubt- ful column today and is lined up be- hind Premier Roblin with a majority of 72 for Jos. Hamelin over J. A. Campbell, Liberal. This makes the standing of the. parties 24 Conservatives a-nd' 31 Liberals, with St. George un- certain and three deferred elections, the prospect of several recounts 'still further complicating the possible dut- The complete gnes Hon Dr Jlontagic C onsen atue a majority of three, over Prout, his ..opponent, in Kildonau and St. Andrews. Monta- gue's vote was 10S6, and .Prout's 1C'S3. In St. Clements nine polls Ross. Liberal, a majority of 219.-The five polls'not yet heard from are in1 the outlun, parts of the riding and may not be heard from before next week, Winnipeg, .Man., July ed returns from isolated points which have been received in-the city' so tai: this mornii 2; effected no changes in the. standing of-the part-; ies as the result of yesterday's {-be. lion, and the summing, up seems still to show '28 admitted Conservative members. 21 admitted Liberals, aiid two, St. George and St. Rose, plac- ed in the doubtful columns- by the Liberals and in tbe "safe columns' hy the Conservatives. Carillon, which was to a certain extent doubtful last night, reported a, majority ol seven for Mollov, Liberal St. George and St. Hose ore' out-' h ing 'constituencies and it has hecn impossible so far to secure definite returns. VOTED AGAINST LIBS Ihc French Catholic vole went largely aglinst the I iberals and in every seat where this vote predomin- ated the: Conservatives won handily I his was. due to the Liberal party's pronounced declaration in favor of National schools and Ibeir opposi lions to amendment made In. .ttm. School Act by the Minister of Hduca: (ion he Oringnnen on the othoi hand gaic a larg" support o the Liberals. Most of tlie Onmgcmen in- fills province art Console and the defection ,to the ranks! quite large in soim tiio prounte on page M...........J ;