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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME Vij. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1911 NUMBER IBS C.N.R. OFFICIAL LOOKING OVER GOUTTS OIL FIELD-RAIN IS GENERAL Street Railway Schedule is the Best Possible-- Traffic is Growing Heavier EFFORTS MADE TO INCREASE REVENUE Commissioner' Reid has been kept busy lately answering criticisms and charges The editorial published In the Herald .on Tuesday night, in whjch 'was contained a few sugges- tions on tbe "operation of the street railway the first to be attacked, or- -rather replied to; "On Friday said Mr. Reid, "the white car was .off tbe track at the car barns. "That explains 'why there was uo service for an hour at the market corner. 'We are running the red cars on the best possible schedule, according to the revenue. Running the cars on a sixteen-mltiute schedule does not create a demand for service at the park. For. two weeks before the change was made to the one-man cars, two. cars to the park and the second .car, produced an average rev- a. day. The Orange car lias -always 'made .more money than the and if it were; taken oft there .would be ;ouly one car going cast; ori avenue, the Blue line, and-hthere 'would- be '.iio curs running sofflh on Thirteenth, street, between Third avenue and Sixth avenue. :havc- tried.- every con- tinued the Commissioner of Utilities, "to increase the revenue of the street railway, but no1' results were obtain- able. Every suggestion made in the editorial -has been tried out, with tho exception of tho attractions at the park. This every one of the commis- sioners is in favor of, but we simply have not the money. People may think that a fireworks Display or something of that nature, does not cost much, but It Is the little things that have put the city where it is to- day, .financially. .'The band, I under- stand, will play at both Henderson and Adams Parks, and arrangements have already :been made. Increase in Traffic Sfnce Change "We .are carrying more passengers now than for some, time past. Since the change' in the schedules and mode cf operation, the traffic has increas- ed materially, while the cost of opera- tion .has .decreased at the rate of ab- 'out 125.00 a. day, .or five dollalrs a car. We will be very 'much under the es- timated "deficit, if .the present stand- ard is maintained. "Speaking, of athletic attractions at Henderson Dark, we cannot compel tbese associations to stage their Kames there. It is finally up to them to go there. The people will follow. I understand that Commissioner Grace has about finished a splendid baseball diamond in front of tbe grand stand, and the baseball inter- ests are. urged to play there. It is the, same with the soccer boys. .All are welcomed at Henderson Park, and we would be on'iy too glad to see them go there for all their games." "What have you to say regarding the charges niade against you at the meeting of the North Lethbrldge vot- ers, last Mr. Reid 'was asked by the Herald man: Refutes Whan. told, what been said ab- lilmf Mr. Reid that- he bad fltatament whatever at a yrevloui.; raeitinff, that the Blue- line earn not'' affected ;by: the change "froni HHe' two'-man "Mkyor'Hardib'made the statement at that 'said he, "that two earn- with two 'men each would he op-- erated on the north or that three '.with.1- one'' man each, 'would take their place, ''atid. this; was satisfactory to the meeting at that time. "There are eight; men on tho two nhifts of tjie Blue line, at tho present continued- Mr. Meld, "and .there are fcn'iy nix on all the other tinea 'put COMMISSIONER REID Who.answers those'who criticize his management of the street railway sys- tem. ;He says the traffic is increasing Answers Critics Ex-State Mining Inspector for .Illinois Gives Probab'e Cause of PRAISES RESCUE WORK "You can "use the strongest lan- guage ulablc in dnnwtion with work, at. the Hillcrest mine I win.t throu0h the press 'to congratulate Llic mining ncn on the jrrcat work that "as done then, (by the-Provincial officers and the men .who vent n into the slopes 'J. T. Ftirlint, tht cl icf mine inspector, has been on the job minute of -t-lfe time since the explosion took place and he has not left a stone unr turned. It is only through careful training and instruction that this stage of efficiency- is reached, and I speak from the authority oi 30-years' experience as a state .mine inspector in Illinois." James Taylor, well known through- out the Pass as the Canadian repre- sentative of thn Draeger Oxygen Ap- paratus company of Pittsburg, is in tho city from Peoria, 111., after spend- ing several days at Hillcrest, to which point he hastened [torn Kin- cortb, Sask., when word of the dis- aster reached him. Air. Taylor paid a visit to his ag- ents IIC.TO! the W. Gary company, and during his conversation with the Herald, gave some of his views re- garding .the explosion. ''Nothing but Providence could have averted the he .said. "It is my opinion that the explosion Was caused fiy What; is known in British Columbia as a 'bump.-' When the foundations of a building are re- moved, the building settles. It is the same in any mine under a mountain. When the foundations are removed, the gas is forced from the pockets, and comes out behind the coal, very often forcing the coal ahead of it. It is my candid opinion that the Hill- crest explosion was caused in this way- The velocity with which the gas emerged was sufficient to force it through the safety lamps, and the charge was ign.iteil.V Mr. Taylor has just come from Hillcrest, where.he >gave. a demon- stration of the Draeger self rescuer before Mayor Ilardie and a party of mining men. were used in the rescue work-' and were tbc 'means' of saving several lives. Mr., Taylor has distinguished him- self on many occasions, ,one in par- ticular being in connection with the Cherry, Illinois, mine disaster, when In; savfd many 'lives. He is the auth- or of the work, and An- swers'for a hook used by hoisting mine en- jfinteni and inspectors. DISASTROUS, STORM IN MINN. AND W1S. .ho -hole of this-! 4 ffldo of-ithe city, I cannot see where Lthe northslders have nay grievance Whatever. There- are two men on nach :or the Blue line cars, and (hey remain -there Indefinitely. The trouble' with the voters on that side the city that they do not be- (Continued on Page June. -25. terrible windstorm played havoc in Minnesota-and. 'iVIsconsin. Seven deaths are reported, "with scores injured. The damage to crops and build- Ings Is very heavy! The death rol'l was made un of three per- sons drowned, one killed by a falling house In 'Minneapolis, two killed by the collapse oC a barn nt Yyis.v a dance was behig hold, and one at Clear Luke, Wls. Judge Carpenter Named by the Provincial Gov- on Coirimissipn OFFICIAL FIGURES PLACE DEAD AT 189 LATEST DISASTER FACTS Total dead.............. 189 Bodies stUi in mine 1 Unidentified..........'..- 5 Judge Carpenter, with four oth- ers, has been appointed by vincial glvernment to investigate the disaster. The 'provincial government has given John Stirling, chief mine, in- spector for the province of Albej-- ta, authority to provide for pendent families in .immediate need. The above facts were received .this morning from John Stirling chief in- spector of mines for Alberta, over long distance telephone. The most important work at- the present time in connection with the Hillcrest disaster is the distribution of. relief- for the needy fainilie; dead' miners, ami facts, for .the investigation. Judge Carpenter, who is to hold an official investigation for the provin- cial authorities, was formerly Dis- trict Court'judge at.Macleod. Hillcrest Relief Fund The Herald's Hil'icrest Relief Fund will today pass, the mark. The appeals which -have been made on he- half of those who have been left "with- out breadwinners have been made by men of high standing, who have per- sonally investigated the need that has arisen in the suffering camp, arid those appeals have not fallen on deaf ears. Aid is coming" from direc-' tions, but the need is great. That the will be used to the very best advantage may be known from the statement'yesterday that Judge Mc- Nolll, of the District Court of Mac- lebd, is chairman of the Relief Fund committee. The need is great for the sufferers are many. Previously askiiowledged Lethbridge" Brewing and Malt- ing E. N. HiginboHiam 6.00 Lethbridgc Lodge Xo. 2 K.ofP. 10.00 Wool Exhibit Sure Coming Says Ottawa Ottawa, June Lethhrldge will get tho Dominion's, wool exhibit this year. Official notices were given out by the department today, in which Lethbridgc is included, the, dates be- ing July nth to Oth, .between the Calgary" and Winnipeg Exhibitions. It was at first planned to carry tho ex- hibit direct to Winnipeg from Cal- gary, but representations made by thc: Lethbridge Hoard of Trade, Fair Board, and W. A. Buchanan, M. P., caused the dcpartmmt to change the routing. LAND OFFICE CLF.RKS AT RED DEER FIRFJD lied Door, A'ita., June Nurcombe, A. Cave, T. Wrlsht and J. Dimmlck, of tho Dominion lands office staff, were dismissed from their posi- tions last night by Inspector Banner- mnn arid Agent Pidgeon. These men arc accused of giving inside informa- tion on oil leases. FORMER LIBERAL IS TQHY CANDIDATE Winnipeg, Man., June .1. McArthur, who Is running as a Coiv servative candidate in Centre Winnlr peg, Is a former president of the Win- nipeg Ubcral Rain Geiieral InAllflftsof SoiitKuAlberta with showers in most localities. Rainfall laet night.......55in. Rainfall In June prior to last Total to date this month... 1.34ln. Rain, which began to fall late last evening, continued all night and all .day today, over an inch fulling "up to noon.' The rain is .general all over Southern Alberta, reports from Cal- gary, Macleod, and Medicine Hat showing the precipitation to have been .almost as heavy during the night intermediate 'points report rain, the south coun- try receiving, the soaking of ..the year In fact, this rain all the .have for. That it late for bum- .per crops is generally admitted. Sum mer.faj jo wed.1.-1 crops will be a "'fair average, according to W. H. Fairfield .-of the Experimental Farm. Many of. them will be heavy, this is true particularly in the south, in the homestead country east of the Coutls line, and from Carmangay and Claretholm. "It wl.ll-.give plenty of feed in the other continued Mr. ahd'.that Is what many of1, the who have at '.least Of -course, if an open fall like last of the crops that'are just coming up, will .make heavy But that is not to be counted on." one' year ago this weak that the heavy rains of 1913 'began'''to' fall, raining over three 'inches during fair week. .Mr. of Raymond, who ar- rived in the: city last night, was'over- will produce sojiie guuu