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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. 'KTHHKIDGE. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1914 NUMBER .164 Meeting Last Night Fav- ored That Step by Vote A STORMY SESSION Commissioners Slated Over the Market Question-Then Op- posed Bylaw J.T.ENGLISH PRESIDENT Of North Lethbridge Voters- Vote Not North Lethbridge Sentiment Says One those who have not yet sign- ed the petitioii, lively. Tire petition is in ray office, and is open to any care to it Thu felt; with a ring. They were uttered by" J: T. English, the Ethiopian in the recall woodpile, whose efforts, have: been concentrated for the past few on the Com- missioners' downfall. They.fell on the solemn silence of' the-cool night air, after a heated discus-sion, and an ex- citnig vote, into the ears of the North: Lethbridge .voters, who had hecn endeavoring for two hours to pasb a motion dealing with the re- call. As the vote; was being taken, stillness reigned supreme, and the suspense, could! have been shovelled iip lulb a pitchfork i 2A 10 13 There are exactly 23 supporters of; the recall petition among the mem bers of the North Lethbridge oters' .Association. Al leasf tliat is the natural con- el tlgton that fallows tiie result of'thft taken at the mefetinj; of that or- last night, for there were 2i m favoi of Mr Eughbh's motion, and it was stated on good authority -that all the north side supporters, who are-members the association, were present, -with the: exception of James Barclay There were fifteen against the mo- tion, which was finally put in the following manner "That this asso- ciation go on record as being in fav- or of the recall of' Commissioners Ifardie, Grace and Reid." CLEAR AS-CITY WATER J. R. 'Re veil, after considerable dis- cussion which was as clear as the city water, 'endeavored to> put a mo- tion that .the meeting go on record as not in favor of the recall. Mr. Knglish rose to object- that Mr. Rev- ell was not a ratepayer. Jity Revel! explained' that., the Association had, sonic to call the organization -the. voters, instead of the ratepayers' association, and that he .was-a voter, .It was pointed out, however, naine was not on the last list, -and that there- fore he had -'no voice in the meeting, so Mr. English's niot-ion over-ruled and was cariied, 23 to 15. MEETING OQOD NATURED Although the 'meeting became can- tankerous at times, there was a pre- valence of good nature and jollity, rie- fipile the fact that, the star vaude- ville performer was absent. The only reason why-the, commissioners should he recalled, in addition to those al- ready stated on the petition, was he- cause they had not carried out the wishes of the voters, and established a market on the site chosen, namely on 1st avenue .and. lath street, anil it was charged .th'at they had, con- trary wise, gone ,and established a market atrllie Kckstorm building, in finite of the voters' expression that Hie other site was1 the popular one. MARKET A BKf ISSUE On top of this made by 1lin supporters of the, recall, who were upheld in their motion by the major- ity of the meeting, that same meet- ing turned around and voted that they were not in favor of passing the Sitfon bylaw for the purpose of erect- ing buildings on their chosen site. Af- ter reviling 'the Commissioners be- cause, they had gone against the, voter's of the-north side, in placing a market ,on the south side, and ad- vancing' every conceivable argument in favor, of -the 1st.avenue and 13th street site, rought the remains of Mr. Cresswell to the surface. Since then the diver jimself succumbed while prosecuting lis searches into the ship's interior. Tho following special despatch from Rlmouskl gives tho details of the 'hiding of the first two bodies: The first bodies have been recover- ed from the sunken Empress of Ire- and. ;ilUrn.oou> ub'ouC Diver Cossobcom, of tho Yankee Salvage Co., of Quebec, came up the ladder of...the schooner Marie Jose- phine, carrying in his arms the re- mains of. a woman, who has been identified as Mrs. -Mardall. This has yet to be confirmed, and is by no means certain. .After, resting for some twenty min- utes, Cossoboom quietly, stated that he had soen another body whi'ie creep- ing along the deck wall of the ship and went down again. Before bring- ing It up, .however, having become familiar witli tho ship, and IB lying, he made fast a mooring chain to the propeller. Then 'uhrway hack, and this time [came to the surface with the body of a maii in his arms. It is believed that this is a passenger named "Cresswel! from .Letiibridge. This identification will also have to he confirmed.. The bodies were immediately embalmed, and Tvere'last night, brought to Him- from here they will be for- Quebec. Finding of the Bodies The I-ord Strathcona and the Marie .Tosephine were- moored lo the wreck buoys" soon ofter daybreak, ready for the day's operations. As the day grow brighter a strong wind blew up from the south. The river-became clioppy, nml operations (Continued on'Page ARMY BAND TO AID W. Galamore, Former Leader of Citadel Band, Was a HIM-' crest Mine Victim Salvation Armyists of Leth- bridge have been particularly hard hit by the two big disasters of the past month. The Empress catas- trophe claimed four victims from the Army in this city, and it has now been learned that the late bandmaster, W, Galamore, was one of the unfortunate 196 who lost their lives, in the Hillcrest mine disaster. Mr. Ga'iamore led the Citadel hand up to a few months ago, and had much ti do in laying the .foundation for the excellent organization of the Army Band as it is today. The Citadel Band is. therefore, suxious to do its share toward the relief of the sufferers, and will give a concert in Gait Gardens to- night, at which a silver collection will be taken. A week from to- night a concert for the same pur- pose 'will be given on Adams Park. They Have Been Located But Cave-in of Roof Has Covered Them SIX MORE FOUND Relief is Beginning to Arrive' From Many Points for the -Sufferers INQUEST ON JULY 2nd. Miners' Union Gathering Mass of Information for Their Side of Case Hillcreat, Alta., Juiie the poignancy of grief caiis the disaster in the mine last Fri- day morning is still plainly evident iri nearly every face met on the streets of this camp, the town is beginning assume a more normal attitude. Ev- eryone is now waiting for the Inquest which comes off on July 2. The Min- ers' union is busy gathering, a mass evidence which will be submitted at the inquest, and it is generally con- ceded that the outcome of the coron- er's inquest will have a distinct bear-' Ing oh the future of the'coal mining industry in Pass camps. All but two of the 196 todies have been recovered, six being taken the ruins yesterdaj Tiie twq bodies have been located, but ow ing to the debris, ana .a.cave-in, of tho roof" of the mine at the spot, it'may- be two or three days before are ia trroufcat to the surface Hughtown Scilh Islands June 24 One more funeral was held yester- saving of the uassengers the bodv Qf an Italian be wrecked Belgian steamer Gothland ling.-laid to .rest. There are twenty" ...or was attended hv almost superhuman twenty-two which have heen embaliih ed, but these ,will not be buried until further steps are taken toward identi- flcation. The bodies are so badly mangled that identification so far. has Superhuman Efforts of Rescu- ing Crews Averted Grave Disaster ONE LIFE BOAT UPSET efforts on the part oi the pi crew of the steamer and by Ihe life- saving boat crews which went to the when she went ashore on the rocks yesterday. Members of the life-saving crew from St. Mary's de- scribe the scene as awful when one been impossible. The C. P. R. is carrying food, and. clothing to the sufferers, and relief beginning to come in from many of the Gothland's small boats cram-j places. Relief arrived this morning met! with passengers and seamen from Fernie. broke away from the davits and fell thirty feet into (he sea. The bottom of the i oat was smashed by. its vio- lent contact with the water and all It is expected an official list, the first since the disaster, 'will be. handed out by the mine officials this, afternoon. Heretofore, it has been were thrown into the water. Most of impossible to secure such a list, the, the passengers who had occupied the'officials having heen too busy witli ost wore, women and children ahdjthe work of recovering tiie bodies to ilhey struggled helplessly in the 'waves, a quarter master of the Goth- land sprang from, Mir steamer's deck and succeeded in saving'three of the i women. Seveial .of the .life-saying crew jumped into UK; water and handed drowning children to their compan- ions, in the rescue boat, until all had been saved. Meanwhile a heavy sp.a rendered all salvage perilous, but eventually all were got safely ashore. The crew the Ciol.liland began lightering cargo today- prepare one. of her Toronto, an over- whelming percentage of the insolvent estates thai have come into the hands of the Canadian Credit Men's Association through a failure of mer- chants to meet their liabilities, are those of western debtors who are Hillcrest Relief Fund The reports suffering sent out. from the stricken coal camp at" Hill-" crest, the made through the' press yesterday by Robert E. Cam'p- bell, M.L.A. for Rocky Mountain, in whose constituency the town of Hill-; crest lies, and the action of the Do- minion government in rushing relief to the widows and orphans of the dead, 'leaves no doubt that relief is. urgently needed, and the Herald be'-v lieves the people of Lethbridge 'will ap predate that fact and show in a tan- gible way their sympathy for the po- sition In which hundreds of famille's have been placed by tiie terrible dis- ster. The funds will be administer- ed by a central relief committee ap- pointed for that purpose, consisting of Judge McNeili of the District Court pE Macleod: A. J. Carter, secretary Dis- trict No. is.'O.M.W. of A., and Mr.. Colin McLeod, barrister. The funds ncapahle, of handling their business, i collected 'ivill al'i tie sent to the tin- was the statement of Henry Dctchon, ion bank, Belleviie. The Herald acknowledges the fol- lowing subscriptions: general manager of the Canadian Cre- dit Mon's Association last night at t he Credi t Men's Convention. The speaker was of the opinion that the wholesale business men of the last had too liberal in the cre- dit which they have granted in the to western merchants. The Association approved a debt- or's fund of for prosecution of wilful crime on the part of trad- 1 crs. I ADVENTISTS IN CAMP Red Deer, Alta., June con- struction of tho camp for the eighth annual conference and camp-meeting of the Seventh Day Adventlsts of Al- berta, to be held here for ten days, is now completed, and ,the ground, four blocks east of the C. P. H. depot, or. 'winch about eighty tnnts have been erected, has assumed the appearance a canvas city, A Already acknowledged.....'. Lethbridge Public Market 'Ufr.GG Lethtridge Typographical Un- ion Members of Lethbridge Typo- graphical Union T. J. .J., Sl.OQf; R. K., ,E. C., H. N., A. 'E. S., 1C. J, F., 50 cts.; E.- 5ff cts.; F. T. R., G. B. Cr., E.- H., Campbell, AVilson and Home, Ltd., 10.0.0, 25.00 GOTHLAND A TOTAL WRtCKi London, June Star; ilner Gothland, which .went ashore i yesterday on the Scilly Islands, is a> total wreck. No lives were wa'a'Jadcn with grain, ;