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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. ITHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. FRIDAY, JUNE NUMBER 160 38 DEAD, HAVE PEEN BROUGHT TO SURFACE CAVE-IN AND MINE GAS PREVENTS RESCUE WORK Lethbridge Anglicans Are Honored U.S. and Huerta Delegates Cannot Agrefe on Suc- cessor to Huerta Niagara Falls, ,0nt., -June 19. 'American delegates firmly today .'to.Uic opposite views expressed in public state- ments" explaining the type of man de- sired by each side for provisional pre- sident of Mexico. Both sides having gone on record before the world, the prospect is that; neither will give j way and that the deadlock will result in a complete" breakdown of media- tion. WordMvas received today from Min- ister Naoti Argentina that he would not return until tomorrow from Ms, trip'to New Ha vert and Cambridge, whure 'he received .honor- ary degrees. The conference that was held was'therefore post- poned until tomorrow? It mapbe determined then whether aivjvconjmqn. remains for- an agreement :QnljytKe abandonment of discussion, on.-the -type of man and -the continuance of the search for an individual acceptable tn all parties can" return the situation from its hopeless state towards the channel of possible solution. NOON IN WASHINGTON7 Washington, June S. Naon, minister from Argentina, and one of the mediators at the Niagara conference, arrived here unexpectedly today. He did not go to the legation hut took quarters in a hotel near the White House. DOMINION EXPRESS CLERK CHARGED WITH THEFT OF Vancouver, B.C.; June to have stolen approximately from the funds of the Dominion Ex- press Co., while acting as city collect- or. H. V. Walker of 2215 First avenue "West, was arrested by Detective Jol- lett last night, and this morning was formally charged with theft. Ball Was refused by Magistrate Shaw the police coiii't today. It is claimed that the alleged defalcations of Walk- er total a large sum, amounting since April 29 to about ARMOUR'S YACHT, WHICH WENT ASHORE, REFLOATED Weymouth, England, June succeeded in refloating this morning the American yacht Utowana, belong- ing to Allison V. Armour, of the New Tork Yacht club, which went ashore yesterday at Chapman's Pool, between Warbow and St. Albaner's Head. Gas Explosion Occurred at 930 This Mbming-275 Men in Mine at the to Bellevue Disaster-Mine Rescue Cars, and Nurses Rush- ed From Calgary and Fernie Securing Many Improvements Around Warner Dr. C. F. P. C'PNYBEARE, K.C. JaU-in, June 19 ttev Canons Jlurrelt-Wnght and Mcllillen, and C F. P Conjbeare, and I (Cardttoli) luie been elected dele gates to the Dominion of the Anglican chuich at Can on Mumll Mr Conibeare and Jlr Baik'er circled .members ot the executive coiunnHi-e of the dio cese. BR.ALLEN PRAISES OILjTlf FIELD University of Alberta Professor Makes Glowing Report on South District OIL RESERVOIR LIKELY Crops Along Coutts Line Are Showing a Healthy Condition Crop conditions in the country niong the Coutts branch of the C. P. It., uecil not cause concern. In tire Wilson district there are main- line looking fields o( grain ami from there south to the, boundary anil cast for many miles the crops where they were put in properly, look healthy, and the. farmers feel quite cheerful about the prospects. This stretch .of country has hecn favored with many heavy showers and it the rains continue to come, there will be a certainty of a jrood: crop. One thing is certain, the farmers are worrying less than the business men in the towns- nnil cities about the prc-s- pects. iUr. K. Carswell, of the U. F. who had an opportunity of seeing-the country yesterday, was surprised to lind tiic grain so Well advanced and iocWiiB so healthy, for he hail heard reports to the contrary. 40 10 T1GUKES GIVING TIIE LI8T: Went into the mine this morning......... 9" Got out alive (about) Dead bodies Still in mine (believed to be 22o Details of the Disaster Explosion, caused by gas in "Hillcrest mine of the Department of Natural Resources of the G. P. U. at 9.30 this morning.' i _ Explosion occurred iii south Avorkmgs of the mine. .v, men or bodies recovered from the" south side. Of the 275 in tbe mine, aborit.50 were work- ing on tbe north side.. Ten of been brought out dead, and nnmaged to-escape their lives. TIEN 001 .f (Special to The. Herald Hillcrest, Alta., June ]9, 3.45 has been, ascertained that 219 were in the mine when the explosion occurred, and up to the present 38 of the 'bodies of the dead have been recovered. TWELVE ME That's What Senator Jones Said About Berry who Got the Coin Pincher Creek, June .John A. Allen; M.A., professor of geology at Alberta University, has fust made public Ms report to the Pmci'er Creek Oil anil Refining Co. on tlieir leases in this district, and tho findings ot the professor have in- stilled great confidence in the promot- ers of the concern which hopes to drill here in the near future. Dr.- Al- len made a survey of the leasts about three weeks ago and his report part says "I beg the following re- port of my examination of part ol your holdings in the vicinity of Oil City in Township 1, Kange 1, west of the 5th meridian and in. section 29, Township i, Uange 30, .west of the meridian, Alberta. This field i: situated about thirty miles south of Pincher Creek, five miles north of the International Boundary Line and west ot the first range of the Rocky Mountains. "The oil possibilities in this field have received attention, tor several years and this exploration has prov- ed that tile crude oil exists under this district as at least three of the unfinished wells contain some of th? black fluid, while one, when in opcra- produced several barrels of crude oil which- was shipped. "During my visit; to this district I had the opportunity of: observing seepages of the black oil coming out of the rocks in the canyon' nf Oil Creek near Oil City. Other localities were visited in which seepages of oil conies from the gravels on the edge of Oil Creek. Crude oil is seeping out of the rock strata that are separated slratagraphieally by' at least 2000 feet this shows that the oil seepage is not confined to one locality. "This section shows how different tbe conditions are in this district from those in other .fields in Alberta that are being prospected today for oil. Conditions here.are In my esti- mation equal, if not superior, to those in any .part ol .A'lherta. (Continued At three o'clock this afternoon the Herald got into long dis- tance communication with W. Joyce', the Herald's special correr spondent at motored across to Hilloresl at noon, md from him obtained the following facts: The explosion at Hillcrest mine this morning occurred at 9.30 o'clock. Two hundred and seventy-five miners went on shift at seven o'clock. Of these about 50 went into the north work- ings, and the remaining .225 into the south workings, the mine being divided into two parts. Of the fifty who went into the north workings, 40 escaped with, their.lives. The remaining ten were brought out dead. From the soiith workings not a man had been rescued up to three o'clock, and one of the superintendents told Mr. Joyce at that time lliat they had'given up .hope, that the last chance of saving the unfortunate men was gone. This is owing to the fact that the gas is so strong in the mine that even with the mine rescue apparatus, the rescuing parties are unable to penetrate very far into the south workings, and then cannot remain long enough to do any good. CONTINUED ON PAGE NINE (Special to The Herald) Hillcrest, Alts., June 19, 3.45 fifteen or twenty bodies of the dead have been identified and include the follow- ing: Thomas Taylor, pit boss. H. Hunter. J.'Walker. Sidney Bainbr.idge. John Wm. Neath. Robert Bugdale. Charles Ironmonger. Steve MacKinnon. John B.( MacKinnon. P. MacNcill. Wallace. And three unknown. HERALD MAN ON SPOT T.lie Warner district is finding that S. Leffingwell, M.P.P., is an active and progressive representative. Last year a lot of money 'was by the provincial government MjvHhe' con- struction of steel bridges; Im- provement of roads, ithd 'this year sixty-five miles of. telephone lines are to be "placed in tbe district. The gov- ernment .ex- tended this summer'Jrcm to Lucky Strike, with toll offices'at Allen-ills, Kippenvi'lle, Masinasin and Lucky Strike. A rural telephone ser- vice will be given to the farmers from Milk River east, and to the Verdigris Coulee. Warner.and.New Dayton will also benefit by the construction of some more rural lines. Considerable road work is also being done east of Coutts anil north, and south from Foremost. The Warner rural municipality is also spending a largo sum of money this year in improving the roads with- in its boundaries. The Herald sent a member its reportorial staff to Hill- crest on the special train which left at 1 o'clock and he will cover the story of the dis- aster for Herald readers. TOWN OF CARBON REDUCED BY FIRE Carbon, June ly half the town of Carbon is.a mass to get the under control, and at 5 o'clock the danger was past. damage is estimated at be- big fire which started this morning] (wren and and about at one o'clock, and destroyed six of I 'is- the amount covered by in- of blackened ruins as a result of the the biggest business blocks in the town before it could be put out. Citizens fighting the fire in one building, the Burnetts Hardware weary townspeople were finally able store, ran a great danger, when ooo. rounds of ammunition and cart- ridges, exploded, and for some time kept up a rapid volley, which was heard for miles around- Carbon is situated about fifl miles northeast of Calgary, and the first news of the big blaze was sent in when the telephone wires wbich burn- ed down during the tire, were re- placed this morning at 7 o'clock. VANCOUVER CHOSEN FOH PLACE OF THE CONVENTION NEXT YEAR ba: II. F. Hardy, Saskatoon, for Sas- katchewan; W. L. Turc, former pre- sident of the association, Calgary, for Alberta, and 1-1. W. Adams, Victoria, for British Columbia. Messrs. E. Sims and W. T. Toye, both of Calgary, were elected audi- tors. Edmonton, Altn., June ver be the meeting place jn 1015 for tbe convention of the Postal Clerks' association of Western Can- ada. Tills was decided by tha dele- gates sitting here in convention to- day, prior to the closing of the con- vention. Officers elected by the as- sociation for 191-M5, were as President, R R. Rntlon, Winnipeg; vice-president, H. D. Talbot, Edmon- ton; secretory, J. W. Green, Winni- peg; treasurer, A. S. Black, Vancou- ver. Tile vice-presidents for each of the provinces affiliated with the associa- tion will S. C, Beridge, Brandon, for Ma'nlto- CANDIDATES NAMED IN ROSTHERN BYE-ELECTION Rostheru, SnsK., June Braden, Conservative, and W. 13. Bashforil, Liberal, were today nom- inated candidates in the provincial bye-election for Hosthern constttuen- Pincher Ju gentic streak day. Election takes place next Thurs- CHICAGO BANK RECEIVER NAMED Chicago, 111., Juno La Saile street Trust A Savings Bank, was closed by a State bank examiner hist week, was placed In the hands of a receiver today. W. C. Niblock, vice- nt-eslilcnt of the Chicago Title Trust Co., .was. named for the position by Wiii'de's, who yiaccd his bond at PINCHER CREEK BELIEVES IN CELESTIALS. KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS Sir John Heaton Advocates Some Far-reaching Changes in Postal Service CHEAPER CABLES ALSO London, June 19.-Sir John Henni- kcr lleaton, the veteran postal re- former whose energetic influence has produced many reforms in the Brit- ish postal service, has now written to lit. lion. Charles llobhouse, post- master-general, urging the appoint- ment of an imperial postmaster-gen- eral. "Our postmasters-general Sir Ilennikcr declared, "have reluctantly fallowed rather than led their colon- ial colleagues. Thcic most egregious failure has been with tlie .cable ser- vice of ivliich, they have allowed a small combination of astute specula- tors to acquire control, for their own profit and to the detriment of the Kmpirc. What is wanted is a minis- ter witli rank so high and independ- ent that he will be able to-face the GRAFT ENQUIRY GOES I St. John, N. B., June M. Jones, former senator in tha tate assembly of Maine, and man-; ager of the Edward Fartington Pulp and Paper company, was on the stand ;his morning before the Royal Coni-; mission in the graft inquiry, prior to July, 1913, his company owned 22.GJ- square miles: and under, the 1'cw. ict the timber licenses had been re-, newed. I know William H. lie said, "and had a talk about July 1, 1913, about the classification- of our lands. met at the office of i John E. Moore in- St.- Jc4m, '.and Berry hinted that we should pay something in the campaign fund." ...Witness went on to say Berry had stated there had been 'a contro- versy in the government as to what the bonus should be. Some wanted it to be per mile flut the'Prem- ier had been successful in arranging the matter with his colleagues at per mile. Because of this rea- sonable adjustment Berry had told the witness he should pay per. mile and assured him that; all tho other lessees ot limits had contribut- ed. Later in July he met Berry and Teed again. Berly urged payment of money to the fund but the witness refused. On several occasions they met, and. Berry declared that all the other lumbermen had paid, and he should also. On the lust occasion, Jlr. Jones gave In and paid over by, a cheque made payable to John E. Jloore. The amount was "I asked Berry for a said jthe witness, "but he refused. I then gave the cheque which Mr. Jloore en- dorsed, and baiHled over to Berry. The cheque was produced in court. Jlr. Jones explained his persistent re- fusal to pay because he felt that he- ld no right to pay. "Then ivhy did you pay asked, Jlr. "Because the others had wit- ness replied. "Were there not other stronger rea- sons operating in your miud "Yes." "What were the reasons "Well, 1 felt if all other lumber- men had acceded we wanted to be on as good a basis as them with the government." Cross-examined by Jfr. Teed, wit- ness was asked whether Berry had demanded payment; or was it not more in the nature of coaxing. "There was no was the reply, "just rather strong coaxing.1' June cner- most penurious chancellor of the cx- Bnim. overcame Wing Lung j clicaucr anil insist on the realization ami Wo Yen, of two of our Chinese Oi all postal, telegraphic anil cable Laundries on Sunday last, and for succumbing to the temptation they were each fined having been brought up before R. Christie, J. P. Tbcy had evidently forgotten thai this is the land wherein. "In six days thoii sbalt do.all thy washing, and rest on the Sabbath." Irrigation Expert George agricultural irrigfl- tlonlst for the colony farms- of tho. C. P. H.. Is In the city. Hu announced that tho company had sown some sev- en hundrnd acres in this district to al- falfa, fifty acres on each ready-made. reforms required in the interests of the Empire." S.I' licnni'ia-L r'onctiiilcs by advocat- ing a conference of postmasters of the Dominions overseas anil the Unit- ed States 'to confer with the Imperial Postmaslcr-Cicncral on the establish- ment of a uniform cable raie of one penny a w'ord throughout the British lOmpire and the United States. An- other step is to assemble the world's postmasters' for thX purpose of, .con- sidering the .institution of universal penny letter postage ami universal penny a word calilo when mailed from the cable station. Strathcona Horse Memorial Will be Unveiled Saturday Tomorrow, in Calgary, will be un; veiled the South African memorial in Central park. The ceremony "will take place at three o'clock. The statue' is of bronze, by Plill- 1ippe Hebert, tile celebrated sculptor, costing and represents a mem- ber'of Strathcona's Horse, mounted. The committee in charge are very anxious that'all old'Army lind Navy veterans in the province attend this the first ceremony of Its kind in the province, and ashs tbem to wear their decorations and old uniforms, '.vhp-c possible. of honor.will hi) reserved for them.. There-will be a grand military parade during the day, lu which the Alberta forces, now In training camp at Calgary will ;