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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta tAOl FOUR She fcetbbrtooe "foevalb letbbribge, alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES delivered, per year..... Daily, by mall, per year...... 3.00 by mail, per 1.00 THE LETHBUIDGE. PAILY HERALD MONDAY, JUNK 1252 1224 TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial Office W. A. Buchanan John Torrance Managing Director, Business Manager HAVE A ROYAL COMMISSION INVESTIGATE Kext to the Empress disaster explosion at Hillcrest on Friday morning, when 200 lives were snuffed out, is the -wont in Canada's 19H his- tory. In the Empress case the Federal government immediately ordered, a thorough investigation' by a Royal Commission, and the investigation is BOW going The same. course shoiili) follow- ed in th's "wilcreat disaster. Mining one of our basic industries in this province and everything possible 'be done to make it as safa as -possible for the men who help to bake our province wealthy -by work- ing underground. Whether the accident might have been avoided or not is a problem that be sifted to the bottom. Both the mine officials and the provincial government inspectors claim that the mine had been inspected regularly and declared free of gas. .That some- ibody erred goes without saying. Tie. question now is to fix the blame, if blame there .is, but more important is the question of arriving at a solu- tion which mil prevent a-recurrence of such disasters, A Koyi L CoaraisftloQ '6 'a t needed in this "J-fl It is up tc either the Federal or r-j ncial gor- ernment to act HIS WIFE'S OCCUPATION >A story is going the rounds of the press ,to the effect that Mr. W. J. Battersali, of Neepawa, Man., the father of a large family, found it necessary to legally register the ar- rival of another child. One of the questions he. had to write a reply to in the blank form was "Occupation erf the mother." To this Sir. Batter- sail wrote the answer: 'Raising slaves to be skinned." For this offence it Is stated that he was sentenced to fif- teen days in. jail .at Portsi'e ia Prairie. The Toronto Star hopes that some practical joker set this story in cir- culation end that If this man was really sent to jai! for a couple of weeks for writing such an answer as that, it would he interesting to know whether he was punished for his lev- ity cr for the suspected Socialism re- vealed in his apparent dissatisfaction the unfavorable chances in life which he foresaw for his progeny. P IICKED UP IN ASSING FOR Til's BUSY MAN Presbyterians httve: dedi- cated a new church. The Republic of France has bad 43 ministries In 4S years. Dr. W. J. Stevenson is Becs's opponent fa London, Out R. H. McElroy has been renomin- ated by Carletcn Conservatives. Honore Robillinrd, ex-M. P. P. for Russell, is dead.' Aid. Jas. D, Williams sjcurod, the Republican nomination for mnycr in Minneapolis. Archibald Leiich, a Brandon old timer and a well known C. P, R. con- ductor, is dead.- The well known Nanton firm of Ferria Ransome, -has iwen dissolv- ed, Mr. Ransome -retiring. Michael prominent iu the public life of Paris, Ont, for years, is dead, Dr. R. S. Thornton, of Deloralne, Man., has bees elected president -of the Canadian Medical association. JRcbL Cocke; ex-M. P. been renominated for the Ontario Legis- lature by- 'North Hastings Conserva- tives. J. F. Blake, accountant of the Bank has 'been transferred .to the Medicine Hat L. T. :Macdonald, of Regina, has been elected of the Masonic Gniad iLodge of Saskatche- wan. The cold storage warehouse of Westcott Wright at OnL, was destroyed by fire. Loss; -A special effort to extend the union movement among bakers in Canada and along the Pacific coast IB to he undertaken by the Bakers' Union. Freddy Graham, son of W. P. Gra- ham, insurance manager of 0. G. De- venish Co., Calgary, slipped off a log and was drowned in the Bow River. The Sarnia branch of the Local Council of TjVDmen has -presented a petition to the city council asking the appointment of a policewoman for Sarnit. I Ernest Henry Sackrille-West, who 'our yeara ago brought suit at Lon- don as claimant to the estates the ate Lord Lionell Sackville-West, died at Paris rtcently. T. F. for twelve years gen- eral secretary of the Hamilton Y. M. A, has been appointed special sec- retary of personal evangelism for the Dominion of Canada Y.M.OA. work. Aid. W. W. Hlltz, a prominent Con- servative favoring the abolition of the 3ar, has been nominated to oppose Jie straight Tory candidates in the Hivtrdaie seat, Toronto. The Calgary Newa Telegram makes an objection to Hon. Duncan Marshall taking a trip to England. Since when did it becorne the business of a uews- jjaper to direct tSe movements of cab- inet ministers else for that matter. Mr. Marshall is making his first Uip across the Atlantic and surely he Is entitled to as much, if not more, than cabinet ministers at Ottawa, and we do not hear the Cal- gary paper criticising the jauuts of its friends in power at the Dominion capital. The Financial Post may he an au- thority on finances, hut it not aa authority on Cards ton. In its last issue this item appears: "Newspapers in Alta., are at present boasting in one breath of the exist- ence of the Cardston Coal and Gas Co. and tfie Cardston Methodist biggest and most exyjen- save church In the province of Al- Nov.' Cardetcn has only one newspaper and it hasn't a Metoodiat church at all. Apart from er- rors tho item may ibe correct. Criticisms of different kinds have teen offered against crar new Gover- nor General but the English corre- spondent of the Christian Guardian extols the Prince, and what he says is worth repeating In order to lighten the public on the characteris- tics of the new representative of the King in Canada. The correspondent, Who Is a Wesleyan says: prince Is a.mar. ot great ability, m hard possessed of a charm- ing .with commanding prefence, tact, and a In Vw truest senso Is a real it would IM hard to find a roan likely to serve Canada and the Empire, and tdequataly represent in 4bat Dominion which Uic AH1UVAL OF EMFKE88 VICTIMS AT QUEBEC lien from the "Britteif cruiser Essex removing the bodies from the Canadian government steamer Lady Grey to the C. P. R. pier at Quebec. "I BLEW ONE BLAST ON Captain Kendall Wring evidence at the inquest at RimouEki. In the centre is the coroner, J. Renault; on his t is Andrew Allan, .and on his left C. A. Couillard, clerk. Tne Inset is Captain Kendall. This sketch was right mads at Klmouskt In Face of Fire and Pos- sible Explosion Rescuers Worked On Churches Joined in Per- forming Last Sad Rites Over Dead CONTINUED FROM FHONf PAGE CONTINUED FROM FRONT__PAGE plished, and with the united efforts forms were removed. Here and there of the volunteers, it was. put out. a sweetheart stood, by .the. side of iyas held in the Anglican Church for the Anglicans, and in the Methodist church for the Methodists, Presbyter- ians and Baptists; at one o'clock.-Mass was held for the Roman Catholics at 10 a.m., in the schoolhouse, and Holy Communion at the Anglican Church at the same hour. The Masonic service was held at 11. The caskets were arranged on the common opposite the various denom- Another fire is said to be :ragmg to-. dea, shaken ination letters: i for I marked on a day, but tins recedes Rc, confi ma-, with tion. Rescue work ,a greatly ham-. mourners followi pered owing to the: danger f om fire, I the Roman Catholics, and so on. iir- ._______ poig- and only three men were taken out men in the mine who were Two have been i t fche Ume thftj, were. found, but snuffed out; couid be mourners would not depart until the last ot their dear ones had been brought to the surface. i trench newly made. Companions in filled. F. X. D.-puIn, K.C. of Quebec, i Judge Cook of Three Bivers, and N. L- DupleJsis, of Three Rivers, las been appointed to the Saguenay district, which is henceforth to have two judges. James Garfield Gardiner, of Lem- bers, Liberal, and Wm. Ernest Reid, LJpton, Conservative, were nom- inated to contest the seat of North orercome, in a crawling position, and; on this unfortunate camp, and Qu'Appelle, vacated as the result of I another was found with a. pick half j June 2jst will ever be fresh in the the unseating of J. A. McDonald, Con-1 raised. Thirty were found in one j memory tnose nno suffered, as in Mineri were found in all positions, jjje_ in death, they and the tales of some of the rescuers j returnea to the same dust, simultan- are hardly One was found j with a wet cloth half war to his have come and passed mouth, endeavoring to save himself over llle mountain hamlet pf with water, another was found 1000 j Hillcrest, but nev.-r before and prob- feet from where .he had been first; never again will such a haze servatlve, for improper practices. The death occurred near Clares- holm of J. A. Clauser, a farmer. He drawing hay when He wai strick- en with an epileptic fit. The horses became frightened and ran for home. Friends, alaimed by the return of the team without the driver, followed ack..the trail, and found the unfor- tunate mart apparently in a dying con- dltlcm. Ht WM removed to his home but before medical aid could reach him hie death occurred. He came to Alberta' from Rockford, N. D.' j place, where i! they had gone fifty Ifeet further they might have been saved. One miner was found dead, Reports received from Bour- nes state that the most bitterly con- tested political convention in the his- tory of Xew Ontario was held at South Porcupine, when H. A. Douglas of Matheson defeated Gordon Gau- thler of South Porcupine, as the Con- servative nominee for Cochrane. It Is stated that the "blind pigs" In town ware funning with a -bottle on' the oountor for all who liked to pay for it all R. A..Douglas, the nom- inee, Is a merchant of Mathoeon. He wag convicted before Mflglstruto (now Herman for "blind-pigging" >orae ago and truth the longest and saddest day of many a year. The fi'neral arrangements were in George Cruikshanks and R.B. Camp- bell, member of the Provincial legis- lature for Rocky Mountain, 'were in charge of the assembling of the -bod- ies, anfl Mr. McKinnon, manager of the McGillivray mines was appointed to act as general marshall, assisted bv A. J. Carter, secretary of District Ko. 18, D.M.W. of A.; D. Hees, Inter- national Board member; Mr. ildes of Fernie, Acting President Graham, F. Pearson, president of the Hillcrest Union, and J. Gorton, secre- tary, in carrying out the funeral ar- rangements. Colin Macleod of Macleod, Frank J. Smith, secretary oi iieries, and -Mr. the Hillcrest col- Hamilton, general manager of the Maple Leaf mine, bus- ied Uiemse'-.ves In looking after the digging of the graves, where a crew of some forty men were put to work. The procession started at about 2.30 from the common in front of the Un- ion hall, in the following order, and proceeded to the graveyard, where each helti a short service amongst themselves; Roman Catholics, Angll- a sitting posture with his head in hands of tion oi a second, by happening turn a corner oi one of the rooms, oft the main slope. This .man woke up in the hospital. McLcod stated for tire U. M. W. of A. was present at the inquest of the union. Many Ministers There Rev. W. H. Muncaster, of the Pres- further thit he found a young lad Ibyterlan church at Blairmore, was ap- 17 or 18 years of age, hut verj' large and strong, lying down on his skit, with a smile on his face. The Lethbriiige rescue team con- of the following men: J.-Stev- enson in charge, EM. Berferd, Aleck Stevenson, A. Quinn, Coutts, 0. Hargreaves, Sam Jones, district inspector, and Louts Moore. J. Livingstone, of the Qalt Colli9r- is still here doing excellent work. John Oleifttt, (or more than forty yeara one of lovya's belt known law- yers, dted at Manoii City, aged 14 years. Ho once Democratic can- didate TOT governor, and at Mother time a Democratic candidate lor Su- preme coui-l pointed Grand Chaplain for the day, and the following ministered to the members of their respective, parishes: Rev. T. M, Murray, moderator of the Presbyterian Synod of Alberta, of Cplcman; H. W. Stevenson, Presbyter- Ian minister at Passburg; E. Petro- rluin, French missionary for the Pres- byterian church in the Pass; Young, of the Methodist church at Frank; Rev. T. Hart, newly appoint- ed minister of the Methodist church at HillcreBt; Rev. Father Beaton of Frank; Rev. Father DeLester of Cole- man; Rev. Watkins-Jones of.the Ang-. ilcan Church nt Coleman; Rov, Shlros o( the Anglican Church at and Rev. J. F. Hunter of the Baptist church at Bialrmore. A. siuiultanoouu memorial fiervicp Comfort, Economy and Health aye all served by the use of GAS in place of COAL A ftix? at a minute's notice, at any hour of the day; or night, at any time of the year, makes for Comfort A fire that uses fuel only wliqn heat is wan ted, iand no, longer, makes for- Economy A fire "that enables you at a minimum of cost.and trouble to avoid going from a snugs sitting room to a cold bedroom, makes for Health Doctors use and recommend gas fires. Phone 1510 and have that connection made now that you have been planning on. Canadian Western Natural Gas, tight, Heat and Power Co., Ltd. Phone 1510 An Interrupted Wooing Advertising is like a lover courting a maid: it seeks to establish behyeen hvo par- ties a bond of complete and perniHnent .reiationship. Just as a lover would im- peril his spit were he to suspend, his wooing for three months, so does Ihe manufacturer lose per- haps forever much of what he has gained at great cost when he interrupts his wooing of the favor of the public. The manufacturer who sus- pends his advertising for the hot weather months is extravagant in the extreme. A suspension of summer advertising is much the same as giving a sales staff a three months' vacation, and leaving'.their customers to write in for w'hat they may need, or to give their orders to competitors who have not relaxed their sell- ing efforts. sales agent whose work is real, posi- tive, and perceivable though its influenced and results in any given month may not be immediately calculable. Its worth is .seen When sales arc summarized and com- pared. NEW TYPE OF LIFEBOAT This new collapsible lifeboat, which is bieng tried out by one of Canadian' governrh'on't steamships, will fit into a very small space on the deck ot the shin and be lowered into the water at a moment's notice______ present almost en masse. Tho Hillcrest lodges ot these organ- izations were practically wrecked by the disaster, a list of the officers which follows, giving some idea of the havoc wrought among the otdurs alone: Masonic O. B. Cruikshank, Hillcrest, W.M.; Dr. ness, 8.W..'; T. Taylor J. W.; A. 3. May, treasurer; D. Bristol, secretary; H. E. Duncan, S.D.; W. J.D.; H. -Ilmiter, S.S.; H. Stubbs, 3.3.; Ht. W. T. M. Burnett, tyler; F. T.; Sialth, organist. Orangemen George Ponder Master; Dr. A. HOBS, oeputy master; Wm. Adlom, recording secretary; ,Geo. Crulkshank, treasurer; M. secretary; 8. Chanllon -chaplain; Hood director of ceremonies; Fred Johnston lecturer; Wm. Ironmonger, Inside lyler; Sam Iron- monger eulnlde Mineri'Union F. Pearson, president; Jas. 'Gorton, secretary. Robert Patterson, M.P.P. for Mac- leod; J. Kemmls, M.P.P. for Pincher Creek, and Robert Campbell, M.P.P. for Rocky Mountain, were among the provincial representatives present. Mr. Patterson, a Past O.M. of ths Grind Codge of Alberta, A.F. A. M., was the official representative of Grand Master Juuge Jackson of Leth- bridge, who was imable to present, and he. read the Masonic service at the graves. About .one hundred and fifty men were .buried, and .the laat mourner had not left the open graves until after dark. The remainder of the bodies will be buried as soon as every body Is'taken from the mine. Those remaining are unknown, and it Is necessary'that all bo recovered before a check can bo made. Some bodies will be shipped. The divorced, morganatic wife ot Duke Ludwig of Bavarln, the official head of the house cf Wlltleshach, who on her ninrriago received the title of Frau Antonio von Bartolf, has just married Lieut.' Max Mayor, form- erly Duke Ludwig's Adjutant: TRAIN SCHEDULE 513 Hat-Kootcnay 514 Hat.............. 511 Medicine. HotCalSEry Aldersyile5 612 Calgary-Medicine Hat (via Aldersyde) 339 oLethbrldge-Calgary (via Macleod) 538 (via Maoledd) B64 UthbrldKO-aroat 566 Great Falln-Ldthbrldge 566 Lethbrldge-Cardaton.......... 667 Cardslon-Lethbrldge.......... Arrlvo 4.25 '24.10 'H.05 13.40 .17.20 8.M Depart 10.25 17.30 8.10 17..U Tralni 638 and 530 to and Ircm Macleod only OB ;