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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. IETHBRIDGE. AEBERTA. TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 19M NUMBER 163 BE AT IRK U.I Board of Railway'Commissioners Make an Important Decision Concerning the New Get the. Benefit From July Board's Ruling is Important That the mines will go into opera- fltst practically ticm on July a certainty as: result of the deci- the rM'vay sioners at a meeting m Calgary yes- terday that the new rates on coal would go-.into effect ou July 1st in- stead of ;Sept.-1, insofar as storage coal is concerned. The understanding reached with the railways, is that coal sent.forward for.storage and not used until.after.Sept. 1st will get the new .freight, rate. The old rate he paid up -to Sept. .1, and all the coal in bibs-on that date will be giv- en a rebate to reduce (he rate to the new figure. In explaining the decision to the Herald one of the leading operators declared that the action of the com- mission would mean fhc opening oE the mines at the first of next mouth. President Marndch, of the Hoard of Trade, as well as the representatives of several of the mines, appeared he- fore the hoard 'in support of the ap- plication. jMarnoeh has been ac- tive in pressing this anatter upon thu attention of the; board, and the suc- cess of the application is largely due to the campaign, he Inaugurated. BIG MONEY IN V- LOSf THE FIGHT Interstate .Commerce Commiss- ion Secures Power Fix Rates to THE PANAMA ROUTE Commission Will Distribute the Benefits and Not the Railroads Washington, June the dis- tribution throughout the country of Company of Borons and Leth bridge Men Acquire Leases EXPERT IS PLEASED He Speaks Very Highly of thi Prqspects-iMany Signs of Oil After having filed on acres of oil leases, in over the Black ANOTHER STEP TOWARD PEACE Explosion Alarmed Policeman and Robbers Had to Make Getaway B. C. BANK'S ESCAPE Niagara Falls, Ont., June 22. United States govern- ment :lias invited the repre- sentatives of General Carran- za and General Huerta to meet at a formal conference here with the hope of bringing about the pacification of Mex- ico. The Hue'rte delegates to- day informed 'the- American benefits of the Panama canal will rest i Springs Ridge and Kpho Lake dis- wilh the Interstate Commerc.c Com-; tnfcts. l.vlng north 01 I'Cthbndge mission and not with the Trauscori- 25. miles' :and haVWE them tinenlal railroads, is one of the con-! and, explored by the cele- clusions being drawn today from the hrated George A-, Reynolds, of Gah- Siipremc Courts decision in the Inter- fprnia. oil fame, .01 Calgary, over .Mountain rate cases, in which' the of the leading from Cal- Court upheld the orders of the Com- mission, It has been generally claimed that 'the Panama Canal would reduce the freight .rales from Atlantic seaboard points to Pacific coast cities and vice versa, but the question as to what gary, Karons met in the'l. 0. 0.- F. hall at Karons on Friday last, and''effected the prelim- inary organization :'of a corporation lo he known as Lake Oils, LimiteiJ." E. A. Grant, linn of Grant, Co., of Barons, took a lead1 delegates through the media- tors that they, were willing to deal with the" Constitutionalists in this way. ancouver, June 2.-1 Con- j stable John .Clarkson of Mission, a railway, junction village, 36 miles from Vancouver, was awakened at one o'clock this morning by a blast that shook his house.'lie snatched up his revolver and slipped downstairs, and .into the street, when a man standing1 in the door of the Bank of Nova "Scotia'-noT- thirty feet away, began shooting at him luth a revol- ver. away with all the cartridges he.had in the gun and saw threev.men run away '.from Wie bank Upon investigation, Clarkson idiind: that the .front door of the batik's safe had bfecn blown off, evir dently with a charge nf mtro-glycer- BUILDING AT FRANK DAMAGED BADLY NAR- ROW ESCAPES FROM SERIOUS. INJURY Frank, June the Herald) Quite after- ine. The time lock had, to the terrible Hillcrest disas- fast, and though the robbers had ter was experienced here toaaj in the used crowbars they "were unable to form of a cyclonic wind storm which jhreak in. No money -was missing. The swept the Pass this morning. A great robbers got away into the woods, amount of damage was done to but a posse is now after them. More and all kinds oi work hail to than twenty thousand dollars was injbe suspended. The Union Hotel here, the safe. NOTED LAWYER PASSES AWAY AT_TORONTO HON. S. H. BLAKE WAS A PROMIN- ENT FIGURE GL1CAN !N THE CHURCH AN- Toronto, Oht.t .June Sam- tiel Hume Blako, K.C., the leading lay- man of the Church of England in Ca- nada, died this morning, ased 70 years at liitt residence, 46 Maple avenue. He had been.in feeble condition for sev- eral years, and for the past few weeks had been confined to his house, Hon. "Sam" Blake, as he was popu- larly known, was one of the most not- able figures in Canada's public life. 'Not only was he the leading layman of the Anglican Church, but he loomed tip as'the biggest counsel at the Ca- nadian bar in. his day. He has been described as having the tnoat scorching tongue and one of the kindest hearts in Canada. He was j Rt on time Chancellor of the High j Court-of'Ontario, and also sat In Par- liament as a Liberal. He was a bro tiler of the late Hon. Edward Jllake, at one time leader of the Liberal jtftrtjv which was being moved from the old lownsitc to its new location, greatly damaged, the roof being lift- ed off bodily, crashing into the C. P. K. causing.a lot of damage by staving in the walls and caving in the roof. Miraculous escapes from death and accident were in evidence and it was only the presence of mind of the many bystanders, which pre- vented them sustaining serious in- juries from the Hying debris. Mr. T. MacDonald, .the proprietor of the Union Hotel, was hit and-injured by the falling roof and a -1 horse 'team narrowly escaped serious injury. All telegraphic and, telephonic communi- cations from Frank arc entirely cut off. The terriflic wind weemed to carry with it all the violence which char- acterized the Regiria catastrophe a few years ago. Nothing could be seen for the flying sand and 'the people rushed terror stricken for safety. At the time of writing, the wind has subsided somewhat, and no further damage is anticipated. of water competition enjoyed hy the seaboard cities were in dispute. The of the court is that the coi mission will answer those problem and that the railroads ma proceed to haul the freight. Lettibridgu and Monarch, to file on c-1 the leases that are now held by the having found evidences of oil around I the Keho Lakes. The services of Mr. (Reynolds were secured, who, after controvcrsy in the holding that Con- gress had conferred on the railroads themselves the right to make j favorabl} inations in favor of a long haul and .inen; Thi hence had the right, and did in 1910 take this .right from the railroads and give it lo the commission. Had the decision been 'to the COH- trary, it would have rested the The railroads fought for the right going over thi; leases several times, to adjust the trade balances among I proclaims the. that they cncom- various sections of the country. TheL -pass'one of the best oil and gas pros- found to the whole peels in .the Alberta, oil ficld.-and in- finitely better than the holdings of rnany-companies that arc now very considered by leading oil particular: section selected :uppn which to begin drilling is, Sec. 20, 'Township 11, Uangc 22, west of the 4th IMerfdian. All the leases filed on, wliich composq the holdings of company, are Closely contiguous to this section. Thb body of the. leas- es, are about miles from the rail- road. .-W.-13-.-..WalIwin, of-Batons, act- ing as chairman, and Ji G. Maynard, of Barons, as secretary, W. C. Ives, .barrister and solicitor, of Lethbridge, who qf the largest leasehold- ers in the new company, was unani- mously selected to guide the future destinies of the corporation, as its legal advisor and councillor. With his able assistance, the policy adopted hy the organizers is of the ost con- servative character and one that can- not help but appeal to the masses as well'as the closest conservative in- vestor. The leaseholders receive but one-fourth of the capital stock for their holdings of over acres, the judgment of the railroads as to how far interior, cities should share with seaboard cities in the benefits of wa- ter competition. Applications from railways to. put into effect long and short haul rates throughout the various sections country have been held the court's decision. up pending SO VIOLENT 17 H BEET CROP PROSPECTS AT RAY- MONO NOT ENCOURAGING WILL HAVE SHORT RUN Raymond, June 23. The four smoke stacks at the Sugar factory were blown down yesterday. There were no electric lights in town SYMPATHY FROM THE KING King George Bent tho fol- lowing cable relative to the Hillcrest disaster: "I am grieved to hear, through the press, of the ter- rible dietste.r at the Hillcrest coal mine, >15y M-hicli, it is fear- ed, many hundreds have lost their lives. Mease express my deepest sympathy with the suf- ferers, and also with the famil- ies of those who have perish- ed. "GEORGE R.I." 3rovincial Government Asked to Have Thorough Investigation- Into the Hillcrest More Bodies Have Been One Identified FUNERALS OF THREE MORE VIC- TIMS OF THE AWFUL DISAS- TER A MUCH-TRAVELL- ED MAN Hillcrest, June little cemc- ery.. on the hillside at Blairmore 3rc.seute.d a. pathetic anil sad spec- aele. when the remains of Fines, 11. Adlam and C. Bennett, hree of the victims of the terrible Announce an Appropriation of Fifty Thousand Doll- List Shows Eight Bodies Have Not Been Work Praised MINERS ASK FOR A COMMISSION HilJcrest, Alta., June United Mine Workers officials today announced the following official figures of Jast Friday's disaster by explo- sion in Mine dumber 20, of the Hillcrest Collier- ies. Limited: Hose ued alive 41 Total dead 196 Bodies recovered 188 IcieiiLmt'd bodies....................... 162 Impossible to identify.................., 22 Still in mine 8 The Canadian Government, today sent 000 as a portion of the1 fund to be used for relief of families of the victims. (By Special Staff T i Hillcrest Alta., ,1une min- IiHcrest disaster, were Ian to rest. em I ers have demanded an investigation L sorrowing mother, loving sister j by a special commission into the rid dear brother followed the funeral I cause of the explosion and conse- ortene as it slowly wended its way, disaster here last Friday. They nd no more heart-rending sight could 1 believe that a thorough and'searching ver be seen. In. the car.es of C. Ben- j inquiry is necessary, and they aak ett and W. Fines nothing but the j that the commission act at once aiid roiiy of fate caused their death, as; independent of the coionei s 3111 j oth of them were practically imac-JTho following is a cop> ef the tele ustonittl to the-; interior of a mine, i gram sent to premiEI atlton todai bj nd: rather than be idle, accepted.! lhe _MIne orkers of America ofcs.m the unne. j ,Qn of tbe -fjnitea Alme The late Mr. Bennett had a varied (Workers of this district we principally areer, visiting most', parts of tho being an old soldier with se-r- ice in Egypt and India. He came and urgently request that you appoint a special commission to investigate the matter of the recent explosion at opularly called, had been n Canada about a year, coming from Scotland early last year, working for most of the time as a plasterer. H. Adlam was taken charge of hy his fellow Masons, the last sad rites being conducted by Worshipful Master Oruicksliank, of the capital stock being Their Sentinel Lodge at Hillcrest, while stock, too, is to he placed in the about fifty of his fellow brothers Union Bank of1 Barons, until there is i Paid their last homage to him. At oil, gas or minerals other than coal, both churches funeral services were fuiinn in commercial quantities and so held by Kev, W. Muncaster and Rev. proclaimed by the board of directors H. Hunter, of the company. The provisional hoard, appointed by ;the chairman, to hold office until the couW not make fires to run the dyiia- Illcrchant j. A' Gmv "'A trip through the district cffiront number-of small buildings turned' and" W Conlcv cA nn.r t r' over. It 'I. needless to disguise the: tethbrid V. S Lee, wSt wind has destroyed the beet crop prospects and it is probable that af- The lioine office of the company be in Lethtuidge, and at tor a short run of crude sugar factory wtll he closed tor the year, the Stafford block. While a large ma- n IN A Toronto, June NominaUons in Ontario furriisned some surprises. HiiRli Muuro, Liberal, (flnagarry, and ,T. W.'McKHrrj-.-Conservdtive, South wore elected by acclama- tion- In West York tlio returning officer refused the nomination papers ot Main, Literal, and 'Armstrong, Socialist, claiming time, hod elapsed. The courts will he applied to. Socialists, .a' Labor man unexpectedly fight, in ..Toronto. Two! Conserva- tives are running in Prcscott. Kenota, Ont., June Dr. Mar-' Liberal nomin- ated to contest priTinclal lias withdrawn from the contest.- This -leaves Capt. Machln, Conservative elected nc- claiuaUon. WORKMEN BURIED, ONE MAN LOSING HIS LIFE FIRE-MEN AND POLICE TO THE. RESCUE New June half a block of sidewalk and superstructure over a new Brooklyn subway caved in today, burying more than ail Work- men, killing one and badly injuring .six. A wagon and a team of horses were mieulfed and one of tile animals was killed. tons of debris filled the ex- cavation and firemen aiid police re- serves had to dip; out the injured. The superintendent and-foreman of the job were arrested .pending-an in- vestigation. .j DIVERS GIVE UP .EFFORTS FOR VILLA EI Paso, Texas, June Removal o this country about four years ago. JHf Merest, and would further request The late Fines, or as he was .that the commission act immediately and independently of the coroner's jury. Graham, act- -ins-president, District IS; A.'J. Car- ter, secretary." Recovering More Bodies The work of removing the bodies continues, and two were removed this One was the remains of Charles Eliek, and the other "was un- identified. Five or six other 'bodies have been located, but owing to the debris, the rescuers have not yet been able to reach Him. Stories of the survivors are begin- ning to come out, as they recover from the terrible shock to 'which they were subjected. Every man was put to' a most desperate test, and all fail to see how they managed to eacape'with their lives. The village is very sombre and quiet today after the trials and suf- fering of the past three days. Evi- Relief Badly Needed Ottawa, Out., June F. A. Ac- land, Deputy Minister of Labor, has, received a report from J. D. Niveri, of' the Labor department, who "sv as sent to the scene of the Hillcrest colliery Mr. McNiven states that the scenes of anguish and grief are too horrible to describe, and that at. the present. time all is confusion. He states that liberal assistance will be required, in the'iieur .future. No Truth in Report Hillcrest, Alta., June The re- port circulated in the west -by. private wires lust night to the effect that sev- additiohal miners, alive, had been taken from the Hillcreat colliery, -was officially, denied this morning. 'No- person has been taken out of the. mine alive since three o'clock on Fri- day afternoon. Two hundred and thirty-seven men entered the mine on Friday morning; -11 came out alive, and 19G are dead. All tout one have been recovered. i HE JAIL RAYMOND YOUTH FAILED TO GET THE BEST OF THE TOWN MARSHAL WHO WAS IN PURSUIT 'ge joritv of the organization live and around. Barons, the selection of I Lt'thbridge, on account of its many advantages, was effected. It is .the fixed purpose of the com- pany to begin drilling for oil In as short a space oi time as is required Raymond, interesting little episode occurred here Saturday evening. Young .Mehcw came up be- fore Justice Allred for a misdemean- or and was sentenced to seven days in the local gaol at hard labor. It of General Trevino as Carranza's Ect "1C materials on the ground, chief of staff and of Ysidro Fabcla, 'Having the co-operation of George A. acting minister of foreign relations Hoynolrls, who is one of the stock holders of the company, and who was in the Constitutionalists' re- ported from Saltillo was taken by revolutionists here today as a vic- tory for the Villa faction. llc.Lh were said to have been, opposed lo miles, before coming la's southern campaign and in favor iterl ''eld, the company can look for- of the creation of the new military j 'laving their drilling opera- had scr.oiis ob- a 11K1 on Mar' C Uc llorsc aml was making a getaway toward the superintendent for the'southern l4- j lillc- ]t that the mar- cific Hnilroad company's string of nil i horsc was a a wells in California, .'extending over dences of the havoc wrought by the explosion are present on every hand, however, and it wil'l be many a long day before all Is as peaceful and hap- py as before. As the bodies are taken from the mine, they are washed and prepared for burial at once. Police Had No Sinecure The Herald's attention was called this morning to a statement Jjiiu'llsil- id in one of the reports that the Mounted Police have had a sinecure keeping order in the camp. This not altogether correct. Willie :here has been no disorder, there has )eeu no sinecure for. the police. Mem- jers of the Pincber Creek detachment. RIDER WAS THROWN AND REN. DERED SODE INSENSIBLE EPI- AT U.F.A. PICNIC At the annual U. F. A. picnic at the Verdigris coulee last week, the most startling feature was missed hy a good many .of the crowd. "Sage one of the few real outlaw broncos left in this part of the country, was present, to be con- quered by the riders of the district. One rider was thrown soon after ho iiad mounted, and a man named Boultbcc, a former member of the Mounted Police, tried his hand with the twister. The horso bolted with i Boultbee, squarely for the crowd, i and there was an immediate scatter- I ation. Boultbee was thrown to the ng to the zone which blocfceil his progress until Villa insisted on continuing his ad- vance toward Mexico City. BOMB IN CHURCH PORCH Heading, England. June tin- exploded bomb Was found today In tho porch way of the Church of St. Mary -he Virgin, apparently p'iaoed by mili- tant suffragettes. The machine con- sisted of a tin can full of explosives tions carried on at a minimum cost and wit'h dispatch. There will be offered to the invest- ing public !ii .'portion of the capital stock of the company, at a price to b'e decided upon by the directors, this heing a Letlibridge company with holdings at its very door. The charter; and prospectus will Ue ready for inspection within few days, -and those wishing to look into the merits of the company do with a fuse attached. The fuse had'wcl1 to consult W. C. Ives until fur- been lighted, but had gone out. Montreal, Que., ijune Following the death, of Divet Crossburn, efforts to get the -bodies entombed, in the Em.. press of. Ireland have becQ 1 abandoned. WINDING UP GRENFELL COMPANY London, June 23.- The High Court today made compulsory the order for ther notice by puhlication, which will eovcr the technical report of George A. Reynolds on the lease holdings ot the company.- NOMINEES IN CENTRE WINNIPEG Winnipeg; .Man., June Centre winding up the Chaplin, Milne, Gren-1 Winnipeg] ;'-th'e Conservatives have fell Company. Application for liiomlnatSil D.1 McLean, a clly control- wns nmdo on tho flrni'n petition. No lier, and barrister, as can- opposition waa entered. JdKlates-for. thb legislature oner at the canal bridge and when the.officer grabbed his man the horse continued t.he run and Mchew to the ground with a thump was returned to jail to finish sentence. ground after lie had managed to Who were on the ground, shortly at- stav h to hift. j ter the explosion took place, were on-1 self- the He Wa5 relieved last night, after three ,y insensible, again able to lw around, ge lien" is well known among the I riders of this part of the province, every credit for tho able manner in allll was scen all excitcd crowd at which they handled the situation, and for tile faet that'there was no dis- order. orse relieved last night, after three jv jn amejdays and two nights of- diligent ser- i j vice. Tbe vigil they maintained was "yatf( Toronto, June John Jtc Xeill will resign as pastor of Cookes strenuous one, and tbe men deserve the Gleiciien Stampede, where she showed some of the best riders in the west a merry time. 10NIO HILLCREST NEEDS AID church the ill health of his oii. Uc said this morning l.e 1 inR on The' Hillcrest disaster is one of the most f115 i" .'theihistory of: mlo- this continent. It has left a cd going hack into the work wliich hundred homes without a hreadwiu- lic had followed tor si.vtoen years, ant ICvangclist. 1 will likely go tb the sCMithflrn states, wlicrc the climate is more uqiiitalilp. I will go into mission .work again. 1 have five year ..offer which I have, not iic- hut.l may. do soj lie said. the tier. Immediate relief is ncccssary-and the fund which the Herald has open- ed, is for that purpose: close enough to this city to make us feel some of the responsibility for the stricken families. We arc closely mining in a business way and also because we are largely dependent upon coal mining for our development. Money is still tight and citizens wiir not be in a position to give as they would like hut every mite contributed will as- sist in 'blunging cheer to desolate aiid bereaved homes at Hillcrest. Already acknowledged S3) Ot) A Frflliiri'..................... T 00 MO U.l'.R. I-ocal Freight Dept. Cooper ;