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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII 1ETHBRIDGE. ALEERTA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17. 1914 NUMBER 158 PETITIONS GIVE REASONS FOR RECALLING COMMISSION STORSTAD'S FIRST ADMITS HE DIDN'T EMPRESS lit TO Neither Would His Ship Answer the Hard Aport Helm When Given EXAMINATION OF SHIP'S OFFICERS Quebec June 17 Captain, and the first officer nf the collier Stor- stad testified, today at the Empress ot Ireland, wreck, inquiry and contra- dicted in several particulars the statements made on the stand ycstet- bv Captain Kendall of the lost liner Ihc lust oflicer, vltied Tuftense, u ho w as in command c-l the collier when tlie collision occurred insisted that there no explosion and no sheet of flaine from the side of the Fmpresb of Ireland when she was as CaiilTiu Kendall had de- scribed luftenso swore that all he. saw were sparks such as might, have been expected Irom the impact, ol Etsel on steel! The first officer admit- ted he had not obeyed instructions in failing So call his captain irom hc- lon when the lot, shut down just be- fore the collision..He.said he believ- ed that the-Storstad had the right ol wa) ind th-il he was entitled to keep his- course at reduced speed even though he had signalled prrvioush to the 1 mpre s that hi "had stopped He Ill-lined the lor swinging the Ship It was the speed of the Km-, he explained caused the Storstad bow to sink twehe feet in to tho side of the passenger steamer PtJuelBcpnJune "il I ultense, first olUet, olHne collitr btorsW trok the slnnd agun toda) when the Impress of Ireland wreck iiuuir; rrsuned and Butler As nmal! c'loss-cx unination on fieluli of Ihe Cinadnr Pjcilic rail- m the Lmpress ol Ue- Uml Ihe itncss was in charge ol Ihc collier immediately prior to the UllllblGll. Tultense said he dill not know whe- ther the ol the Storslad got a bonus foi i tup with coal for the Dominion Coil company be- tween binim and Montreal Captain Anderson, 8P" the Storstad, who was sitting'iii the rear ol the court, was asked about it and replied in the ne- gative. The witness admitted that the ship was unloaded at night at Montreal. "Time was apparently important then commented .the attorney. Tufttnse conceded" that it seemed to I.e. He denied that the Storstad was navigated in the fog for one hour and a half prior to first seeing the mast- head lights of the Empress. When the light came into view, he said, the Empress was about six miles away and one ami a halt points the Storstsd's port bow. She was pursu'ng a course across the colliers OFfllLTOMIt rlomesteader Says He Had to Slop Use bf Spring Wat; er for Tea TOWNSHIP ALL FILED ON said Aspinall, "the JUDGES Will be Named This New Ontario Senators Ottawa, Out.', -Tune appointments, wliScli have been hanging fire, arp. expected to lie at a sitting of tho. cabinet this week. Tliero are tlie vacant judgeships in "A'.bertti to be filled, and two vacancies on the Board of Railway, commissioners, in addi- tion to the four- Senate vacancies in Ontario. GENERAL INEFFICIENCY GROUND IN ALL THREE CASES WITH SPECIFIC INSTANCES f 0 SUPPORT CHARGES One-man Cars not Considered Safe, Having No Rear Exit-- Payments of Sums in Lieu of Notice to City Employees Another Reduce the Salaries Here it hold, bald notorious, mysterious, remorseless, unmerciful recall petition, that has caused the commissioners many a Worry, the public to cast many a, sur- mise, and which the Trades and La- bor Council has discountenanced; no longer a myth, but a plain, unvarnish- ed memorial of the dissatisfaction of certain Residents said to have at- tached their signatures thereto. It came to light yesterday. It has been in circulation for many a day, ind has been open to the inspection jf those only, who would sign. It has ho necessary number of names at- aclied, and is a yard or more long t is the missile that will do the liar- issing business, and bring about, the downfall of Commissioners Hardie Grace and and possibly cause the crumpling of the commis- sion form of government in Lcth- bridge. It might, be stated that the litera- ture published herein ship was travelling at 17 knots an hour: At, the end of 15 minutes where was the Empress when she changed her course "About one point on our port bow." exclaimed Aspinall, in minutes the vessel had only narrow- ed the distance a half a point "Hadn't; she got across to yom starboard bow "No." Tuftense said lie. ordered the helm aport and a little latcT bard aport. Lord "Isn't it a fact that i'n cmscqucncc tX your helm being out, to port your head would go to star- board' and that is how the accident occurred "it did mil." Lard "Was that the object in putting it to port "N'o, lluit wasn't it toten the ship from swinging to port." The witness was inclined to blame the current for svi'inging the ship. you stop when the Empress blew two long blasts V" cmtinucd Asp'nall. "I (I'd not. hear tlicm." "That would mean she was "It would." "Piilding yoilr.hclm would not act, you put your engines "I did." "That would bring you pretty close to Hie 'Empress "II. would.'.' you expect your ship would jinswrr that hard aport lir-ln: ".I did." it not (CoiiUttuciroif Page 'Oil is so strongly evident iu the spring water, on. farm that J am ;o rap ell eel to boil the water and skim t before I can use it at all ind I have, had to stop using it to.males tea and' coffee. -If the oil' men lulled 112 had not in such a jurrj iiid, loatlje tp do Ing thet'nUuld ImeTdlind of oil on im homestead times i- stiong ak tound on the farm in Montana, or iii'1-12. This is the statement of Wni. T Gordon, an old timer in" the Sweet Grass country, now. a homesteader living on section twp i, range 11, about, four-miles from the site .of the. first-Segur well in 1-12, east of Coutts. Mr. Gordon states that there are seepages in three places on his farm, all stronger than those that caused all the, excitement. Tlie reason they were not discovered by the oil. men, he says, is because they are out of the way in almost impassable places, where MacDonald Creek runs .into the old river the Milk River. Mr. Gordon thinks they have pass- ed up the best oil .site- in Albertn, and so strongly is he convinced that be has the goods, that he has persuaded party of local nien n trip to 1-3 i; so they may see for them- selves. Coal is found in" abundance Mr. Gordon's farm, in .small seams and there are evidences of other min- erals. The G.T.P., according' to reports published shortly after'the first ex- citement, is the'owner of the rights of practically tlie whole of the township in .which Mr.-Gordon lives, with the exception ol one quarter sec tion owned by a local.syndicate. The latest reports :were to the effect tha' their holdings on Id proven. .The building, for Segur's drilling machinery on 1-1-12 Is com Mr. Gordon states that the extreme south country has liad four good, rains in the past few days, and that -.Hie >rops in his section look very likely. Ellison's Using Electric Power Double Capacity out for publication by instigated its conception, it was on the street, and so the Herald cannot vouch for its authenticitj bnt it is so near Ilk.; the original that a- compirison would be odious heater it is a true copy or not, it is ment is The petition in (inestion does not state what it wants, or that it de- mands the removal of the commission- ers; out undoubtedly -that is taken for granted. The next step Is the pres- was not given jentation to the City If the by- the 'element numher of names attached is found to HE IS OF F! LIMIT IN THE reading. The docu- about 2DG sig- natures icpprding to the charter, iUG, or 1j percent of the number of nolled at the sufficient, as" there were about 1775 cast last JDecember. be sufficient, the Council is instructed j by the charter to order an election, J which is.governed by the "recall" clause of the charter. The person sought to be removed, automatically becomes a candidate, unless -he re- quests otherwise in -writing, and he is not removed from office until he is defeated at the polls. It'is hinted srpund town that sev- eral contestants, who offer their ser- vices to the city gratis, arc already lined up for the election. WARNER'S NEW SCHOOL Smith Eros. Wilson Get Con- First Consolidated School in South Smith Bros. Wilson were yes- terday awarded the contract for the new consolidated school at Warner. The contract price, ex- clusive of the plumbing, is In the neighborhood o! The build- 'hm complete, without furnishings, will cost about It will be of brick construction, and is the first consolidated school to b'e er- GCted in Southern Alberta. THE RECALL PETITIONS THE PETITION TO RECALL A. REID FOR GENERAL INEFFFICIENCY (1) Inasmuch as giving the Secretary-Treasurer G. W. Robin- son in lieu of three-months' notice, and at the same time pay- ing Miss Jones to do the work of City Clerk' for the three months, and paying Miss Jones, G.' W. The big new.-motor'al'UiC: Ellison Hills is now .in. action, and Is .prov- ing much more satisfactory- than tho steam power. The motor Is-.' a 200- horsc-poww, the largest. in" the city, and wns installed as -an experiment to cost, power raira licing 'The' system .is much more satisfactory; .and Is1 cheaper. Jlr. C' informed tlie Herald yes- terday that arvangemenls- for the doubling of the mill.'s-capacity' would -now proceed, arid in a short time K.llison inillwill-lie .tiiniinfi out llcst" nt the rate of barrels a day. 'I'he Hour trade, with tlie. Orient is (lie present .time, lint Mr. 1 Joolis. for, .an, increase shortly. Robinson and VV. Steven in the month of March to do the work of City Clerk; (2) And whereas -he. did in- dorse to give Commissioner Tracy in lieu of one year's notice; (3) And whereas he gave his support to the sale of two automo- biles for which cost the city: each, and also for re- pairs, which shows very bad busi- ness ability; whereas he did prom- ise the public a safe and conven- ient car to be operated by one man with an emergency exit the rear to be controlled by the motorman; whereas he has giv- en the public no such thing, inas- much that the rear door and win- dows are securely bolted, and the only means of exit is by the front door, this door folding in- ward, forming a regular death- trap should emergency arise; (5) And whereas he failed W give the public any estimate of the cost of changing the cars; (6) And whereas he also shows weakness in the handling of his department, inasmuch as he has (at the instigation of a few ness men) changed repeatedly the course of the carsj to the dis- advantage of the travelling pub- lic; (7) And whereas, owing to the smallness of the city and the fin- ancial stringencies of the times, arid in the event of a recall, we suggest that the Charter be am- ended, and the clause dealing with the salaries of the Commis- sioners be amended to read from to for the Commis- sioner of Public Utilities. NEW "HAT. ALDERMAN Medicine A'ita., June (Special.) Thomas Penhale yesterday elected alder- man for Ward Three over A. J. Matthews, IlUing Uib vavancy canned by tho resignation of L. J. McLean. THE PETITION TO RECALL COMMISSIONER GRACE FOR GENERAL IN- EFFICIENCY (1) Inasmuch as giving the Sec- retary-Treasurer G. W: Robinson in lieu of three months' no- tice, and at the same time paying Miss Jones the work of City Clerk for months, and paying Mist Jones, G. W. Robin- son and W Ste en in the month of March to do the work.of the City Clerk, and they did'not ad- Vi.rM5c the poaition of City Clerk so as to an equal of that position; 1 (2) And whereas by giving Commissioner Tracv In, lieu of one year's notice; whereas-he gave sup- port'to the sales of-two automo- biles' for which cost the city cash, and also for re- pairs; ;C (4) And whereas Commission- er Grace said from 3 public plat- form during the recent municipal election that he would not want any help to do the city's work as there would be very little to do, whereas the combined salaries of the commissioner and office staff are approximately per (5) And whereas that owing to the smallness of the city and the financial stringency of the times, and in the event of a recall, we .suggest that the charter be am- ended, and the clause dealing with the commissioners' salaries be amended to read from to 52000 for the Commissioner of Public Works. THE -PETITION TO .RECALL MAYOR W. D. L. HARDIE FOR GENERAL INEFFICIENCY (1) Inasmuch as giving the Sec- retary-Treasurer G. W. Robinson in lie'u of three .months' no- tice, and at the same time paying Miss JonCs to do the work of City Clerk -for .the three months' and paying Miss Jones, G. Robir.son in the month .of .'March, to do the work of City Clerk, and they did not advertise :the position of City cierk, and they did not advertise the position of .City Clerk, so a: to give .all city ratepayers an 'eq'ual chance of that position (2) And whereas the Mayor ha: from a public platform made the statement to the effect that C. Wefitley was only getting 5 per cent, for taxes he collected, whereas he was getting 5 per cent, on all taxes paid into the city, whether he collected them or not; (3) And whereas by' giving Commissioner-Tracy In lieu of one year's notice; (4) And whereas he was re- sponsible for. the sale of two automobiles for ?200, which cost the city each, and also for repairs; (5) And whereas that owing to the smallness of the city and the financial- stringency of the times' and in the event of a recall we suggest that the charter be am- ended, .and the clause dealing with the commissioners' salaries be amended to read from to for Commissioner of Fin- ance. fflRJOBS Wait on Commissioners Claim- ing that Best Men Are Not Being Re-engaged NOT RECALL SUPPORTERS Enquiry into Graft Charges Against N. B. Premier Now Under Way EFFORT MADE TO SHOW FAVORITISM. St. John, N.B., June the op-' ening of the Inquiry by the Royal Commission Into the Dugal charges' against Premier Fiemmlng this morn- ing. ,F. B. Carvell, chief counsel for L. A. Dugal, 51.P.P., who made tlie charges, said he had used every ef- fort to secure the attendance of W. H. Berry, superintendent of scales, and had failed. He no'w called on the court to require the government, of which Mr. Berry is ail official, to corn- Del Ills return and give evidence. J. P. Burchell, lumberman, was re- called to the stand and his examina- tion'by Mr. CarveK continued. He said Berry had told him the. stumpage rates on spruce and. pine would be for ten-years. Asked if he made any attempt to secure the fulfilment of the promise, Jlr. Burchell said he and another party called on the Premier; and ho promised to see that an order-in-coun- cil was passed to rectify an omission. The date on which lie paid ?2000 Branklej was June 27 1913 Was tint a poitlon of the bonus of.the No it nag and that Burthell said did not get a re- ceipt lor the ?2000. "An arising ovel a ques- tion Mr Can ell said e mav as well make this clear The charge is that the was extorted, We.want to show why this I man laid all additional a mils ifoi ins linds know that Berry I appeared is ngTOt of the eminent When. hfc "The recall 'was. instituted b? a bunch of malcontents, who have noth- ing but trivial spites ,to .was the most startling statement made today by two .street railway men, w.ho waited online council :to, put in a plea for their heads. They claimed (hat they had nothing to do with the recai'i and tfiab the ''one man cars had Jio bearing on -It what1 ever. But this was merely incidental They did not receive notice of re- employment under the one-man sys- tem, ami they 'wanted to know why They contended that some of those re- engaged were 'entirely unfit to give the best service, and that inexperienc- ed men were being given the prfer- 'enee over men had agitated ag- ainst the one-man cars, but who were experienced. One .man even went so far as to say: "My candid opinion is that the one-man system is a rotten claiming in the same breath that, lie could give the city expert service un- der this system. "You can't give the people the ser- vice with those opinions under your said one of the commissioners. Yet the railway man claimed that opinions did not alter a man's con- victions or .opinions. 'He was 'willing, he said, to stand by the seniority clause in the agreement, and .main- taiued that the last dodge of tbe com- missioners, in chopping the heads of a'il the railway men, was to destroy any seniority, that previously existed. The session-'was an elongated'at- on her return trip. It fair, and the decision of the commis- js ifteiy that the climax sioners is in abeyance. The most I Hjniiu case will come belore tho convincing argument, brought forward I the.week when Oapt. Yama- by the street car men, in the opinion j moto to borrow a party of arm- ed marines from one of the visiting Japanese warships. Yesterday morn- ing the.Hundus refused to allow the Japanese, crew on board the ship to SUFF. IN CHAINS Linked Herself to Duke of Welling- ton's Statue and Harangued Crowd London, June militant suffra- gette today created a diversion in the centre of the city hj.- chaining herself to the statue of the Duke of Werihig- ton in front of the Royal Exchange. She then shouted to tlie passing busi- ness men, calling on them to inter- vene in behalf of the imprisoned wo- men. She was eventually removed by tlie iiollce amid the jeers of a large crowd.' KINDERSL.EY OF CHIEF POLICE DROWNED -Tune nrennau.ichieTbf police, was drowned hero j'cstorday.. Vice President Reynolds of G.T'R.isDead Montreal, Quo., June sident Reynolds ot the Grand Trunk died tliis morning. Winnipeg, Man., June Vlce-Vro- sident Reynolds -was about fifty years old, and it was only on Jlay 20 last that lie wis married Tor the second time. He has been ai'ing for some time, but'the news of his death wan a distinct shock to local G. T. P. offi- Vice-Prssident Walnwrlght died not very'long ago, and thus two of the heads of the Grand Trunk Pac- ific Railway have, been removed with- in a very short space, creating two .Important vacancies.. cialfl. First. BALI.OONI3TS Portland, .lime n.-Mtoy Don- aldson and Henderson, who left here on Thursday In the balloon Springfield, arrived today at nine Rnn River district. collected the piDne'jr.-Jio. made certain promises, they have, all been fulfilled." Mr. Reed (counsel for Mr. Plem- "There is no such evidence." Mr. Carvell: "He licenses woulil be extended for ten years, and. an order-in-council was parsed to pro- vide for this." Komagatu Mara Hindus Showing Signs of Fight Vancouver, li. C., June G, Johnson, agent for the owners of the. "Koniagatir 51am" last night form- ally'notified Gurdit Singh that .the vessel would have to leave for Japan the commissioners, and' one .that will likely have some weight the rendering of the final the fact that certain of those re-en- gaged did not need employment urgently as the men who. made the ap- peal. Some of them have no" famll- lire nil for steam to move the ship to other parts of the harhor to.give room for' the'visiting- Japanese war ies, and others are It is probable that these con- ditions will he investigated, and-talc- en into consideration. When the matter of re-engaging the men came before the council last week, the commissioners were unable to agree on a policy, .and the entire matter was delegated, to Commission- er Keid for settlement. said to have Yesterday afternoon the Hin- REGINA UlrtL' DISAPPEARS Took Train at Maple Creek and Hal Been Unheardfof Since EeRina, Sask., June Green- ing, a young girl, eighteen years, old, has' mysteriously .disappeared. .The last heard of her was on' April 0. She I? said to have taken'train from Manle Creek. Her hoine Is In Spokane, and at Krunp, Sask., rcnuest Information. CALGARY SCHOOLBOY DROWNS Calgary, Juno Graham, u thirteen-year-old schoolboy, was drowned this nurfril.iig'ln the Bow River. It la not tha acci- dent happened The body Is atlu un- recovcred. Avs declared that if a tiig was sent, to move, them by towing the ship they would light. They finally won the day for the officials decided that they would .leave the. Komagatu Mam where she is. Tin Hindus insist that they will light if any attempt is. made on board to move the ship or even hoist the anchor while they are aboard. Just how to place guards tboard or otherwise to assist tlie departure of the vessel is a- problem that is puzzling liie authorities. EX-ARMY OFFICER BIGAMIST Vag. in Renina Jail, Married Boer Woman, Left Her and Married Again Reslna, Sask., June Stanley Darby, at present serving a term In the' guararoonr for vagrancy! will bs arrested end of his term on. a warrant cjiarginjw bigamy. Darby was formerly n Bri- tish ;Army officer in South Africa. -He married a Boe-.' woman In .lohsnncs- liurgrleft her, then came to and married a-young lady Kuta-vii. ;