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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta .'..ETHBRltiGE. ALBERTA. SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 191) NUMBER 161 HILLCREST EXPLOSION Figures Show 237 Went into Mine in Morning-First Published Complete List of Saved-Partial List of Identi- fied Dead-Mine Manager's Brother Among the Killed Final figures given out by mine officials to the Herald: Total dfead ]J Total saved........................... Total on shift in mine................ 237 Entered jiorth Saved own efforts.............. Kescued Brought out dead.................. Entered south w orlungs...............- 187 Brought out dead, about.......... 6b Still in mine (likely 121. -----18 t List of the Rescued John Ironmonger, John Totz, Jack Mathew- soii, Hemy Monty, tfeil .McMulliiK Arnold Var- ley Joe Atkinson, B. Gasparine, Mike Sominak, Henry. Frolffk, Leonard Jones, Hfcrf Allen, Hugbj Crut.liers, Jghn'ftoljertsori, Jbliii.MobrehouHe, George Bam- borpugh, Jowel Boley, 'John Madison, Herman Chabidon, ffldmoiidv pomoy, Stella, Joe-Boyon; Mike Olirisky, Fred Oipanuk Mike Ifodoriik, -Maloo.lm Link (form- erly of Kippj. John Wallace, George-Wild; Her- bertYeadon, Paddy-Bujay, John Vanderbourne, L Joe Demulas, Mike Semobiuk, Mike Andmsko, E. Masitcli.m, Fred Gi-egoscsuk. Total 41. A man named Davis, TYPICAL PASS MINING CAMP about five hundred men, and had an output of about one thousand tons-of steam coal daily. That is Opinion of Ira E. Segjir j Does the Gas j" V Gome From 106 FOOT DRILL AT WORK IN 4 WEEKS It there isn't oil in the field south- east of LcthbridKe there is none in east ol Americans Demand a Constitut- ionalist provisional "Pies- ident1 Ike Reason LITTLE'-HOPE OF SUCCESSFUL ISSUE Niagara Falls, Ont, June 20. Just one month ago today the first, conrereuces was held Ira B Segur, who came to AlWsta' and probal.lv the last will occur to- vea'r Tago this summer, attract-: day. The prediction, cannot be made nv the mfws o big gas strikes in I with posit ive-ness, because of possible Majestic- Goes Down in Miss issippi River-After Discharg- ONLY MEMBERS OF V >'CBEWHN ACCIDEN H.illcrost Mines, June 20, 13 Latest'reports ..are that.no nre ex- ists in'the mine.-Tt.tre cJ another mplosion this morning, hut Supt..Brown emphatically domed this. The' last rescue party to come to the surface reported tfca-t no fire was in evidence. Another party arriv- ed from Colenia'n, and the work of recovering the dead is 'extremely slow.'Only five men were brought out this morning. The complete list of those whose were brought out now numbers about 100, with ap- proximately .100 still left in ..the workings. Access has been made through the! two-slopes, but Hie de- bris greatly' impedes the work. Wo- men and children still throng around Leon Childil- lon, Angus Sam Cantilino, Steve Maro-i night en route io Sweet Grass, and g0 to the field today where Disaster in Tabloid the entrance, and camp along the hillsides waiting: for their dead hus- bands.and lathers to be brought out. The Miners' Hail in the village is completely ailed with dead bodies, the .list of.which is.as follows p.'OuiJhculllza'n, D. 0. Thomas, Brown, W. Rochester, Joe Coradsky, ,Wm Trump, Rod Wallace, Dan Cos- tyinaV; Moore, B. Miller, A. Pet-1 tit, VT: I'etrie, J. Petrie, Tom Tay-i lor, S. Bostock.'W. Nearsh, P. Kin-, Unknown, M. Hicken-, son n. Jlonetti, Gus Sranra, Anoth-, cr rnknown, Wm. W. Morley, T Oaperinl, H. Murray, Arm-; strong, Vince. Vnilrasky, D. Murray, I tame out alive, but went back after. M. Murray, Wasyl S. Iron-l ion, brought out together dead, W. j monger, Johnston, Another Un- known, pus. Kaiinuck, K. n. Mcisaic, :Ilerhert Adlam, Krcd Kt.lnyk, A. Pemandlk, .1. FoRale, J. Gray, .Mherl, (iuidrn, Wm. i Southwell, John Itar-i si.li, Jim -Kiting; R. M. 1'Bnn, Ait-! other Unknown, T. -Jlndraschuk, Pros-, yet J. R. John Brown; S.. Frock, Another Un-' known, .Tom-Barclay, N'eRiiidy, liagarflst, Walker, R. Anderson, llu'fh llimter, -Sieve Redko, Mike N'nink, Check N'o. 120, Joe Rochester, Two. tlukoowni Pete Saiiilubk, Another Cor- oni, Another Unknown, (i.'liaroli, Pete Kohar, Kred C. Itenuctt, a brother of the purchasing the Western Canadian Col- blown-off, Another Un- Great' be accorded to the C. P. 'R. and its employees for the rapid trip, that was made from Ferule. A special train was dispatch- ed at "ten minutes past' twelve, and the following time as the various sta- tions were passed, is sufficient proof of the service given Hosmer Michel and despite the exceed- ingly heavy grade after McGIllivray was" passed at >.the train was speeding swiftly through Crows Xest and only forty-live minutes later the iraines were reached, making the total in the remarkably -fast time of a drill is being erected on the south- west quarter of 1-1-12. With him went a number of old friends who arrived in the city last night from California, New York and Montreal. To the Herald Mr. Segur was con- fident as any" man could he that Washington ahout which the media- tors lack definite information. Minister N'aon, of Argentina, who is expected to arrive here -about 2 p. in. from where he conferred with president Wilson, Sec- retary. Bryan of the State. Depart- ment; and fcuis Cabrera, one of the representatives of the Constitution- alists, may bring some new plan. This is not considered probable, how- the American delegates is the man who discover-i spread ed the field Inst winter, and he IK :so certain that, if there is lierta it will he found in the south- herta it win ne louuu m auui-ii- east Lolhbrldpj field, that he is drill- sional President the news that their statement to the public was final and that a Constitu- tionalist must be selected for Provi- one hour and fifty minutes. (Continued on Page andValreadv lias the money i. The: possible developments -ral wells -although the public has I iro City which particularly Idt 1, L11.T, r.nlnnV rpl ;r been asked to put up a cent. 5 a private undertaking. ed the mediation colony, related to I it nrivate tmdcrlaKinR. Pcdro Lascurain, the I wint toVnS out where all this ranking member-of Madcro's cabinet gas at Sow T and is coming had yielded-to persuasion -aad would was the significant remark made'by again accept the, portfolio of n.mlsttr i f, __ __. nf fnrMpn relations. of foreign relations. Known Recovered Snpt. Jos. fljiilgley, Tlios. Taylor Rviht. Petrie. Jos. Vet- rie, Aleek Petrie, Wm: Murray and three sons, S. Balnbridge, John Hood, H. Hunter, Steve MacKin- nr.n, .lohn B. MacKinnon, P. Mac- Nelll, Tom Bawdelcy. Bob Dug- dale, Win. Turner, Wm. Neith (may be Inch' Shrulinn, W.' (brother of mine W. Tolnnon; K. Ironmonger, P. Kin- osn, D. M. Tromii (had.USO in his Jas. .Bradshaw, Tom Burdsly or flcnrdsley, Thoi. Tur- ner, K. Hurray, Andrew Dugdale, Nick Dickinson, Robert Coultw. Nick McOinnoy. Alfonso Eudena, 6. Thomas, Win.-. Fox, Beai Bor- Jlike. Sam Iron- .las. Arinatrong, Suii- osky, .lohn Pearson, G. Franc, Rod Mohanc, Frank Bostek, .los. Borad- f'ky, Jncoh Andrcrachuk, Dun Contauak, John Brown, Zella Cred- da, Pete Klnnoch, Wm. ZippUockl, R1. W. Penii, Ban Culllnan, .Tnmes Biving, Win. Morley. L. Roa'sl, Froii Johnson. Ghrlfi William .lolinscu Bert Southwell, Philip Kaimauk. Rod Wallace, Iron- uionecr, Prosper.-Day, .lack Foster, i Vance Voradllsky, Nick .1.. Walker. Seven bodies .unidentified. KILLED IN Air. Segur to the Herald. "It certain- ly is not coming from dry sand." -Vt Coutts four carloads of drilling machinery :await Mr. Segur. The drill to he. erected will he 106 feet, one of the very largest in the province. Driller i'erraud will be in charge, and .lava, June he is one of the best.in the business: .f Mm.c lnindred men, Mr. Seglir's interests embrace wolnen and .cW.dreivwere kill- acres on Ihe Alberta side and todav- d acres 611 l-he Montana side. Onr. rtnjl is going up on each side without y slopes al an angle of 30 degrees. The south workings are mown HS No. 2 and the north as No. 1. LATEST FIGURES The very latest figures obtainable from an authentic source, ire as follows: '237 men checked in at the lamp house in the norning. About 50 of Ihcsc went inlo the north workings. The remaining 187 went down the south slant; A few of those in' the north slant were working near the entrance, and managed o get out themselves, but with the exception of a possible 39, all. were smothered by the blacMqmu or after-damp from the ex- killed instantly by tlie impact itself. PULMQTORS USED Five Ihe pulmotors' ,vere applied, but three of-'tlic five succumbed. This'makes rt- lolal of 41 who went into the mine and came out two hours later alive. It was only by a mere chance thai these men did get out alive! They happened to be. working near 'the mouth of the slope. After the explosion Ihey niadc for the entry, but encountered the after damp almost immediately, and if it "had not been for Ihe fad thai (he air was turned on the fans, they would never have, managed to penetrate the gas. The fans in Ihe other slope were blown 16 atoms, and were useless, or the rescuers might have been given something to do. SURVIVOR'S TALE The Herald man learned from Win. Guthrs, one of the sur- vivors who was working near the entrance, something of the terrible experience encountered by those who were fortunate enough to escape. Guthro barely managed to get onl alive, crawl- ing on his hands and knees. On the way oul he. encountered Ihe deadly gas. In his frenzied slate he caught his shoe ill one.of Ihe frogs in Ihe track, and whs unable'to loosen it. Men .hurried past him ami over him, and be finally managed to cut his shoe away and get oul, but lie, was very close to the last notch when he finally emerged. ALL IN SOUTH SLOPE PERISHED Not a man had been taken out of the south slope up and all hope Ihal ihcy might still he .alive vanished when the lirsl Ihrcc or four men encountered by Hie rescuers were brought oul dead. As the work proceeded, it changed.from thai of rescue lo that of recovery, of the dead bodies, for one by one Ihey emerg- ed, and all hope was given up by all except the relatives, as Ibey sat by the hundreds on Ihe banks over and around the entrances to Ihe slopes, hoping against hope that their loved ones had not perished. DIED ON WAY OUT Mr. Hamilton, manager of.the mine al Passburg, was one of the lirsl men io.go into the mine after Ihe explosion, and him- self brought out two men who were in >i .fair way to recovery when he lefl the scene where, they lay, bill both succumbed before be dragged lo the. opeii air. The pulmolors were tried progress the Dakolas and Mlcnesita.'Jand that predictions were for additional storms ll' t in several cases, but ihcy proved of no avail. -Willi the exception of probably Ihrcc men, all who escaped got out of the mine Ihera- sclvcS." FIRST RESCUE TEAM The lirsl rescue leani to outer Ihe'inine were brave lads fiom ive imii........._____________-. ,______________ nearby mines, including G. Goodwin, Fred Hallet, Jolly, Clias Barrows and "Bob" Leavill, one (if Ihe heroes of the. day, who "Thank God! My Brother Got Out Alive .he poisonous fumes, ami who was {compelled to go lo the hospital. Other learns from Brother Himself Had Worked in the Mine Until Recently-Game Here Only a Week Ago Cnrbonttele and practically every mining Gossip of oil and talk of new strikes, which has been the main Karlv this morning, Alfred Jones (who perished. of this city, called at the Herald to I Win. .Uoild, well known throughout i l' relatives among the dead. The awtul calamity lias spread a pall over, the entire Crows N'cst Pass, and Lett 'bridge is not.exccpkd. shift in the same mine last Friday, lie 'tiuil his job to come to I.eth- tb'file on a homosteatl, or he ve hccu counted among those l. Dodd is ono of the early settlers in this and is aged 03. Mrs. llodd was .the while woman, it is said, Vo'scttlo in Lethbridse. camp within a radius of a hundred miles was represented BRAVE HEROES ARE THE MLNERS Yv'halevcr may be said of the miners, Ihey are the lads with the nerve. Never a .faltering step was taken when il came lo was a hard mailer for those in charge io keep id.gome, who had been down eiinic back belore e hope, thai (hey might, find and save some com- rade on Piige 5) ;