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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME'vn.' LET HBRI11GE. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, I NUMBER 146 Capt.' Anderson Says Not; Effect of Clash Broke Boats Apart RESENTS CHARGE AGAINST HIS CREW .Montreal, June has been good deal .ofspeculation us a result of the iniariv stories published as to who was actually in charge of the Norwegian collier Storstad when it rammed.the Eihm-ess of Ireland, with, such'-disastrous 'results. Ciotain.'Andenon'in Command It was at first-stated that First Of- fJeer.'Alfred.Tofterass, arid Third Offi- cer Jack Saxe Were-in control of tile ship when the actual'collision, took place, Jwt .further inquiries this mom ing; the Stbrstad elicited tlie fact that Captain 'Anderaon himself was in command on .the bridge at the moment the collision happened. HP had, retired to rest at eleven o'clock simply .-removing his trousers ,and boots, and had -loft instructions with the first officer that should there be any fog he .was to be called at once. When the'Empress was first sight- ed-the first officer had charge, and when the fog came'up and obscured liie liner, the first officer blew down the tube which connects the captain's cabin -with ihe bri'dge, and told the captain, that there was a Tog coming up. The captain .replied "AJ1 and jumped out of bed, put on his trousers and ran up, to the bridge. At that time there .was'no sight, .of tho fog, .and; then'ib'e 'Empress loomed up right across the bows oC the Storstad. The captain was .standing by the en- gine room telegraph, and he imme- diately rang "Full steam Storstad Tore Loose .The Empress was coming out from shorcwards after having apparently dropped her pilot at Father Point, and when the collision occurred the stem of the copier stuck in the hole she had created. But the forward motion of tho liner towards midstream had the effect of forcing it out. As ex- plained by the agent of the Storstad this morning, standing on the crump- led-up stem of, the Storstad, the col- lier struck the Empress squarely. Tho natural effect of this would be to cause a light boat to be carried broad- side on in the direction the liner was going. But the dead 'weight of the collier caused it to offer, a. great re- sistance to .the water, and the stern of the boat swung round in line with the steamer, and with the stem stil'i in the hole !t twisted the stem almost into the shape .of a crook to port. Then the two ships parted company, and, either by force of their own way, or by the strength of the current, drifted apart. Serious Charge Denied The agent of .the Storstacl, seen on board this said that nobody on board the collier had any charge to make regarding the action of Cap- tain Kendall or any of his officers. Mrs. Anderson, who is credited 'with a statement regarding the captain and did not see him until he was leaving the ship for the government (Continued on Page AND ALL WERE DROWNED BUT SEVEN-ILL FATED STAFF BAND OF SALVATION ARMY---AS THE EMPRESS SAILED FROM QUEBEC, THEY PLA YED "GOD WITH YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN" I. God be with youitill we meetv.a hoard tlie Binprets of Ireland was the Territorial Band of tho Salvation of Canada, of 34 members. -This It was taken not long before it sailed. Two of the man shonii in the jlchiie did nol sail, and three not in the picture Joined the band he-e The names of the handstnen, as numbered in the photo, are as follows: Ernest Keeve; (2) Alajoi Hugh nndto, Ui William Horn ooa (4) Ensign Bonninge; Kenneth Mclntyre (6) I leut. S. Bigland; (7) .Richard, (8) Frank Brooks; (9) Ensign Bertram Patteucien; (10) Capt Rufus SOTonei. (Ill Adjt Stltt, (12) Lieut. Alfred Keith; (H) Rohert Malcnt, (14) b P. Gray; (15) Ernest Greenaway; 016) Geo. Felstead; (17) Capt. .1. 13. Dodd; E. Foord; Thomas G.eenawai (20, f Jones, 121) Staff Capt. Arthur Morns (22) Tames Johnston (211 Ernest Evans; (24) Ernest Green; (25) George Meecher; (2C) Adjntant Green; Brlgadiei Scott Potter (leade, of (28) Adjutant Hannlgan (conductor) Capt Jame, P Meyer (deputy (30) Capt. Harding Ilees; (HI) Capt. Wliatmore; (.12) Gilbert Bert (not on Capt James Pace (not on board.) Ensign Mardell Capt Mct.ath and Bandsman Willie Walceflcld arc included in the band, hut not in the photo. .Mardell and Wakefleid are from Vancouver and McGrath from Winnipeg _ PRESIDENT SMITH OF U. M. W.A. QUITS AT REQUEST LOCAL UNION Bellevue Asked for His Resignation .on, Grounds of "General Proceedings Qainied'by Him to be -Too Cumbersoriie-rW. L. 'Philips Likely Candidate The resignation of J. E. Smith as president of District 18, United Mine Workers of America, came somewhat as a surprise at tlie local camps. When J. O. Jones and A. J. .Carter fought for recall proceedings at the time the locals were asking for their resignations, Smith took the'.'saue that the recall too cumbersome and slow a process; and that any officer of the union should resign at the re- quest of any local. Since he has as- sumed office, he has stated to all locals which he has addressed, that any local asking for his resignation could have it, and that he would not fight for the recall, as Carter and Jones had done. He is credited with this statement at. Fernie, Hosmer and Hillcrest. Bsjlevue called for his re- signation on the grounds of "general inefficiency." Smith went into office over Clem Stukbs, 'who resigned owing to the question as to whether the United. Mine Workers, District No: IS, should be ccntrolled as a political organiza- tion, or continue as a mere labor or trade union. Smith' took the.ground that the men in District No. 18 had gone on record as in favor of. the So- cialist party, and he contested the of- fice on this issue, winning out The whole fracas was started when J. 6. Jones went to the polls in tlies last provincial election as the Labor- Uheral candidate 'for Lethbrldge rid- ing. The''Socialists put a. candidate hi the field, and succeeded in turning the tide of the labor vote. lCSmith has been in office just one year to the day, as he took the reigns on Jims 1913. At this time Jones and Carter were figlHing for the recall, and Smith in- sisted that they should resign without this procedure. The recall failed, and Jones resigned as vice-president, and went to an election, but. was beaten, by Graham of Coleman. Carter also resigned, but won out in the election' that followed, over T.' Franz of Fer- nie and D. Hessler of Coleman, as secretary of the union. W. L. Phillips of Fernie, a strong supporter of the miners' cause, and a leader in the Socialist ranks, is men- tioned as a likely ..candidate for the presMeccy. STRAYS ROUNDED -UP Big Round-Up On Blood Reserve- Many Horses Already Claimed Macleod, Alta., June the supervision of Agent Dill worth, as- sisted by Provincial Livestock Com- missioner Stephens, the big round-up of stray horses took place laat month on tho Blood'Reserve, and 234 strays were gathered in, the brands being read 'by the provincial brand Inspect- or. Between forty and fifty horses have already been claimed, but there are still about 120 held at the, Cow Camp on thp Reservation. It's Bill, Dan and Can. Now for N. Gets Aid Rather Than be Recalled Pres. Smith Resigned EX-PRESIDENT SMITH Of District No. 18, who resigned yes- terday afternoon at the instance of Bellevue Local Union GUNJ1GHT Between Burglars and Sergeant Bowker of Local Police Last Night BAD MEN GOT AWAY Nickle Consistent, Votes With Bank Case Now Being Debated in the House recoup depositors of the defunct bank-, would have, hcei Ottawa, Out.. June debate on the Canadian Northern Railway guarantee proposals, which lifts oc- cupied the major portion of tiic time of pnrlinme'tit since AIay 13, came to a conclusion at nine o'clock last even- ing, the final, division was tak- en on tho third reading. The vote was a small one, being So to a povernmeut majority oi -I Nickle With Opposition Mr. Nickle oi' Kingston vote'd with the opposition. At 5.30 p.m. Sir Wilfrid's amend- ment Vas rejected on a division by S5 to 42, a government majority of 43. Nickle voted with the opposition, and Mr. .Charlton with the gov- ernment. Bennett' Not Present n. n. Bennett of Calgary was ab- There were not many members pre- sent, and paired with Fowler. sent wlio paired, and could not .vote, but more who were absent and paired. The vote actually upon tie fimendment by' Alphorise of Maisonneuvo calling ernment to compel upon Um gov- Mackenzie Jt Mann tn.aecept a board of conciliation to deal with the strike in tho Vancou- ver Island -coal mines. This wan neg- atived by the figures stated, and then the third .reading wna declared car- I'lud on the' same 'division The amendment, read as fallows: "Under existing circumstances no assistance should be given to.the Ca- nadian Northern Hallway Co., unless at the same linie the government has power, reasonable Mme, to an- the ownership of the entire stock of the company at a price to be fixed by arbitration, but not to ex- cent! thirty million dollars." The House then, took un the second reading of the '.Fanners" Hank bill, providing; for to If Sergeant. Hmvker of the city po- lice, had not ducked his head in the twinkling oi an eye early this morn- likely that the lop of his blown oft by LOADED GUN IN HANDS OF BOY CAUSE OF NEAR TRAGEDY AT RAYMOND Gordon Voting of Lethbrulge Accidentally Loaded Which V Goes Qffj'SKot- Entering -Limb pf'Miss'piflleyjarlSiefr-rr' Mr. Croxall's Presence of Mind May Have Saved 'Life Aecidsnt Proves Fatal. in long-distance communication with" Raymond at noon today, the Herald learned that Miss Lavon Dudley died early this morning as a result of the injury received yesterday afternoon. loaded'shotgun in the hands of a small hoy very nearly resulted fatally for Miss Lavon Dudley, yesterday afternoon 011 the ranch oi 31 ark Crox- ten miles south of Raymond. Gordon Young, the fifteen-year-old son of B. S. Young of this city, ac- companied Mr. Croxall to his ranch shortly after noon, and spying a. Rem- ington haimnerless upon his arriva'i, picked it up and proceeded to find out if it was loaded. He pulled hack the ejector, and no shell came out of the chamber, but one was placed therein, automatically from the magazine, before anyone knew what had hap- pened, the arm exploded in the room. The charge of shot tore through both of Miss Dudley's limbs just be- ther's homo in Raymdml. ruac-hliii there In a very serious condition, bad iy weakened from tlie loss of blood Dr. Wray was called in, and thb wounds were dressed. He stated that tlie cords 'were not injured, but that the joint was laid open, the most seri ous part of the injury. Dudley is tlie nineteen-year- old daughter of C. If. Dudley, a well- known resident of the south country, and her misfortune is greatly regrett- ed by her many friends. Dr. McNally of this city was called to Raymond in the and he pronounced the wound very serious, hut stated that, in all probability Miss Dud'iey would recover. The shooting was purely accidental. though the boy has been repeatedly warned about the use of firearms, for which he. has a liking. Segur Outfit Will Erect Derricks Without Any Delay MR. SEGUR GOES SOUTH FOR DRILLS' SUFFRAGETTES IN CHAINS London, June young mili- tants disturbed tlie tranqulllty of Buckingham Palace this afternoon by chaining themselves to the rails of Lumber for the derricks U> lie erect- ed on the Krgur holdings east of CoutUs, left the border station yes- iunlay anil is now on the ground in 1-IU. Tho Herald' .can vouch absolutely for the authenticity oi this informa- tiixi which readied the city late last; night. SKGl'R TO CALIFORNIA Mr. Segur is on his-way to .Call-- forma, and left Coutvs yesterday. expects to order the drilling machin- ery in Los Angeles, and it will be shipped direct to Coutts fur inimedj-., ale.use. It is fully expected that the drill points will he working within three weeks' time, probably on sec- lion 1, township-1, range" 12, west Hie fourth meridian. The derricks will be completed by the time the drills arrive, and everything will be in- shape so that the, actual he started without further delay. EXPERIENCED OIL MAK This is the best news in connection with the oil situation locally, that, has yet been divulged, for it the intention in a langihlu way, of a' man.who. is recognized as one of best in the business, to actually -go _; after the oil, with- reasonable assur- ance, of success. Mr. Segur has beenr at.the helm of" the development work.' in the north; arid "the'very fact that'' he_ will in the vicinity of the Sweet: Grass hills, is rant.the prediction bis. found. The leases were- located in that district only after .Air. Segur had gone to considerable personal ex- pense in prospecting the field, anil the fact that he has-been able to in- terest o.ther well known oil men in 'the venture, iy "evidence that his word and predictions are taken as of tho highest order. Although the word is on the tip of practically everyone's tongue, the excitement has somewhat ahated. Those who purchased stocks at low figures in the' beginning- arc holding. Many are after quick profits, and arc selling, thus depressing the market, but kern observers are holding what they have, as' tlie indications are good in the, north field for another strike, when their holdings' will go up in value. ANOTHER LOCAL SYNDICATE A party of loca, men, including J. F. and A. Hamilton, Dr. Cragg, Dr. Rusk, J3. C. ilcKenzic, Ur; Tay- lor, llr. Mi t ford, Mr. Redmond1 and S. Ball, were fortunate enough to secure a large lease in township. (Continued on.'Page 4 4. hind the knees. She was sitting only j tlie main sates. few feet from the boy, and the shot did not have time to spread, so a vicious 'wound was the result. The joint in one limb was almost torn loose, and the other was seriously maimed. Mr. Croxftli had the pres- ence of mind to tie a shoelace above the wound, thus abating the flo'v of Women's Social aud Political 1 flags, shouting in denunciation of. the "tortures of Neither King George nor Queen Mary were in the palace at the time. The authorities of the Royal Ex- change today ordered tlie exclusion of women from the building, as they Mood, and Miss Dudley was plaerJ KI feared damage may he done valuable automobile and rushe.l to her by suffragettes. KING 49 GEORGE V. YEARS OLD TODAY London, -lime were fired today in, honor of King George's birthday. The olflcial celebrations, with thj> accompanying .list of honors, will be held on .June 2-'. Carson Declares Ulster Will Have Still More Mausers Even Under the Nose of the British Wants With Honor' Not Otherwise London, .limn rumor thai' "I'later is imcoiiqurrablc, T tell the (en guns. The reproach is not now a pon si o. A. K. MacLeitn, for the opposition, said there was no justification or mor- nl 'responsibility, because Mr. Mere- dith, the Royal commissioner who had investigated the affairs of the bank, had reported that the failure of the bank was due to fraudulent manage- ker was passing down 1st avenue Ilirsc the future inter-par-. swcrcd the statinsthat t ordinary military manoeuvres have his bicycle when he heard n noise in tv-negotiations must necessarily turn.! I l.oy to altcntt' to the suk ami; aolmi Ucifast, jt, the iieiRlitiorhond n( till- Western Can-i aarllaiRfnlary recess-has a! wounded, who would he. made be- t; rvi.'l! feet away. lie pointed Iiis gun at the] Ah. nun Ah I.K oflli'cr and fired without giving him a chance to state his business or pass ment. This, he said, was a true and (llilli broke, the stillness of' bc'tn and still is .absorbing the mcra- logicnl rinding, aud tlie proposed Jijg; islation watt both unpopular and wll'.i- out precedent. Tho real responsibility for granting; bank charters, he said, rests with parliament, and not with the executive. Tlie debate will con- tinue tomorrow. treacherous. Then, speaking with characteristic force he added, "But '1 do not believe it will.ever come; io (hat, for I believe in the manhood of the true British .WIU, HAVE MOKK MAUSERS j Referring to ijib gun-running ex- tfcc time of (jayvSergt Ilowker iluck- (Coniititicd.pon Page Thcre dramatic moments -ploit, tho sponkcr raised his audience at the gi'ea't gathering of wunien; to the highest pilch of enthusiasm which Sir, Catsou addressed I when. he said "There.: was a .time were construed locally as a provoca- tive act towards the inhabitants. ut Uast Ucliust. SNOW IN NEW BRUNSWICK Montreal, Quo., June In several parts of New Brunswick to-; day, heavily enough to remain on the wUeu I'bore'niauy'sneers'libovit at iSrcdorickton for some time. ;