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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1911 NUMBER TEN MlliliON DOLLAR FIRE LEAVES SALEM Wont Conflagration in U. S. 1914 History-Ten Thous- and Left Homeless ONLY TWO WERE KILLED Flames Consumed Everything in Block One and One- half Miles Square GOVERNOR SENDS RELIEF Salem, Mass., June con- flagration which laid more than a thousand buildings in the historic cit} ol Salem, was burning itself out today in the levelled ruins t'rh officials, uho are making a careful compilation of -values, figure Ihe total loss at The burned district followed the Itnei of rough stnii-circle three m Its in length and varying in mdth from half a mile in a mile and a hal! Although manj persons were in- jured onh one life was lost The chirred holy of a woman, thought to be a Mrs, 'Cunningham, was found in the ruins of a. tenement building. At. ten thousand persons, a fourth of the city's population, were mad; homeless, and. thousands passed last night in the open. Many hun- dreds .were sheltered in schools, churches and public buildings in this city .and Beverly Before the fire .had been fairly checked relief measures and plans for rebuilding were Under way. Governor Wilshj Lieut. Governor Barry and Secretary of State Donohue spent the nfght here 1 he governor announced 'ihst MOO tents and ten thousand rations to be shipped to the city at once He also issued a call for a public meeting at the State House m Boston to take further ac- the midst of the gloonT causeH GREECE- PREPARING 'Atliens, Greece, June Seven classes of the Greek nav al reserves were today called to the coloTB.'V It IB understood to be the determination of ..the Greek be prepared for all eventualities. although there is apparent slackening of tension-, between Turkey and Greece. Sir Edward Carson Passes Judg- ment on New Cannot Accept it IRISH CREATE A SCENE June. Edward'Car- son issues the.fplldwing'statement re- garding the amending- bill: It IB the which is describ- ed as-a hypocritical sham and which wan only allowed to be offered .to iis because it 'was known we .could, not possibly accept it. Moreover, the bill demonstrates 'that during months no progress .has. been made by the government In framing ,the de tai'is for a separate gdvernment-in Ul- ster It is somewhat ludicrous to pro- vide that Ulster is to accept any ad ministrAtlon the Lord Lieutenant, be subject to the advice of the .Dublin .ministers, desires to set p The everj line a policy of drift -it looks to me _ ifT therfe nas to be no effort of by the staggering blow to the statesmanship to sohe the present residents found cause for thankful ness.'in the fact '.that more noted buildings and the with 'thoir priceless collections of nnfci quities spared The birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the "House of .Seven. Gables" and. the old. Cus- tom House, were threatened for a, lime and dan- Australlah Senate's Vote Londnn Tnnp 2fi Tolm Redmond has received a-cable from 'Melbourne stating that the Australian Senate, consisting of thirty-six members, by a, vote of twenty-five to. five; reaffirm- ed tonight, amid great enthusiasm, the g-erously close to. the Peabody Rule demonstration passed in seuni and the Essex Institute, but j October, 1905, none of .these structures were dam- ped The companies of. militia summon- ed to lassist iii maintaining order pa- trolled the streets.. Martial law was hot declared, hut no one ivas per- mit-ted to approach the fire-swept area without Only one at- tempt at1-looting-was discovered. Prom -2 o'clock yesterday afternoon when a terrific explosion occurred in the factory ot the Korn Leather com- pany, at'Proctor and Boston streets, the. flames raged practically uncheck- ed UiiUi midnight. The explosion is thought to have Scene in Mother Parliament London, June night's fin- ance division loccurred amidst great excitement There was an angry scene, among the Nationalists and O' Brienites. The latier gathered round the bar of the House of jeering at the. Nationalists as they left the Chamber. Unionists, looking on, made remarks suggesting that sim- ilar .scenes would be a frequent currence in the Dublin parliament. There 'was a .lively interchange be- tween Nationalists, O'Brlenites and Unionists, When the Speaker called into the.lobby, occurred among highly inflammable chEihicals usert in the manufacture of U'here little angry groups of Nttion- paWnt leather. A High wind carried alists condemned the action of the the'flamps through the manufacturing O'Brlenitee. district and thtnce south-eastward to the heart the city and across a thickly populstfd "tenement district to the watftr-front. A shift in the wind sent thf, fire northward along street, whwe scores of the city'8. finest residences were burned. The'fire spread out to another manu- facturing centre in the shore of the harbor and destroyed large factories. In the intervening area scores of busi- ness hoiises .were swept away. The Salem Hospital was among the hi) i Id- incs-burned but all the patients were safely Great quantities of apparatus from neighboring cities assisted the flames and finally succeeded in oheclring. their passage southward. To ihe .eastward they burned themselves out at the water's edge. The final stand was made near the Boston Maine railroad station. Here several were dynamited and the firemen, at last gained the upper hand, saving the northeastern part of the city-. SECOND BODY FOUND A' second body was taken from the ruins this morning, but it was so charred that the sex could not determined. CALGARY L08C8 OUT 'Cilery. Altft., ilune a.-clbie vou, Calgary WHB de- fei.ted City in coVitMt-to secure the 19.17 oonvnritbn of Inttrnational Sunday school association, Kill Russian to Stop His Evidence at Murder Trial Vancouver, June Kup- off, a Russian, was in bed at the International rooms yesterday morning, with a "bullet wound in his liead. It was at first believed to be a cuse of suicide, for a revolver was lying on the floor. Investigation, how- ever, showed that probably he was murdered. If he shot himself he must have held the. revolver in- his left hand, and hetis not a left-handed1 man. The tragedy ie complicated by tho fact timl Kupoff.'was to have given evidence today for the prosecution in the trial of another .Russian, charged with murder, and it IB weil known that he had. warned that he would not live to: give levtdence. The police are now attempting to trace his assassin. J.P, DIES 'IN CHAIR FUiherton Justice Succumbs" While Delivering Judgment Ont., June 26.-iAt a trial held herd this morning R. Me- J.P.. almost instantly while. dullverhiK jiidgmont on a case he.had tried. He IVHH tawnnhlp audi- tor for some "THE BOY OR THE BAR" HIS WAR CRY N. W. ROWELL, K.C. A new picture of. the "Abolish the Bar" leader in Ontario, Toronto Startling Admission by One of Directors of the Hillcrest Collieries Hillcrest, June Jlr. ilackie, one of the di- rectors of the Hillcrest Col- lieries, spent Wednesday Thursday here, and during his visit made the statement that the com- pany would probably he unable 10 weather the disaster to its prop- ertv. If the company does in: to liquidation, the .bondholders get the first claim on the resourc- es, and the statement was made 1 hat there is mighty little chance of any compensation being paid, as the indemnity cornea second to the bondholders. Was Election of English Invalid; To be Protested North Lethhridge voters are not satisfied with the meeting held last Tuesday night. They do not think the vote on the recall was an expression of the rul- ing sentiment, nor do they consider the, election of J. T. English as pre- sident, a regular one. H was stated to the Herald this morning that the election would he protested, and an- other one held. Mi. English received 10 out ot 27 votes cast, and .there were four other candidates, so he did not get a straight majority. 'It was at lirst, though I that a special meeting would be held, but the mat- ter will now likely rest until the next regular meeting. Hitch Occurs in C. N. R. Guarantee Debenture Price Ottawa, June The Ot- tawa Free tayt a hitch has occurred In the riming of the C. N.R. guaranteed by the government aeiiion. The government on a mini- mum prices, to prevent tacrifice. In the meantime Sir Wni. McKen- zle Is flnanoiifj tfe Figures in Goderich Political Action Godench evidence heing n Utornej Sejger will be offered Polite Magistiate hellv dii J on the thirtieth instant, the missed tiie bribery, charges preferred against Joseph riliott of this day after election. According to the crown the brincn charges will- be included in the conspiracy town, and Dr A H "Uacklm, Con charges Counsel for the defendants senatrve candidate foi Centre Huron de hired that he expected to hear m the approaching provincial elec nothing further of thi entire case, tion bi J U Hunter a local church Hunter has made the thaigc that oreanist be received monet froin Dr. Macklin Charges of coswpiriw against the following a conversation with Mr. m connection with the case laid j Elliott Heaviest Ram in the West Fell Here During the Past 48 Hours JUNE RECORD 2.39 INCHES Inches Rainfall, Thursdar 1 05 Ra Uall 5o lotal since 160 Prcuous June rainfall 79 Total rainfall June to date 2 39 During the pact 4S hours other points melted the cipitation Hacleod Calgary 80 Medicine Hat 1 03 Lethb'riilge district holds, the rain'record for Western, Canada this week, as the above figures will show During, the rainstorm of Wednes- da> night and during which rain fell almost continu- ously for 2-1 hours, this district received 1.60 inches of moisture. Jupiter Pluvius did nobly and well. .Farmers are feeling much brighter today. They are assured of a fair crop in most places, other parts of the south, particularly the new homestead country so'Jth-east of the city the. outlook is for the best crop in years. Summer-fallowing will now be in order, and much new land will be broken. made a fair crop for the first cutting, should be very heavy for the second cutting later in the season. FIXE RAlfcS SOUTH Warner, June a good soaking rain which lasted all night of the morning, and does riot to have stop- ped yet, crop prospects in this sec- are much improved, together with the. dispositions of the farmers and business men of ihe town and country .'.'Everywhere one is met with smiling faces, and a feeling of opti- mism is beginning to take the place pessimism which has been so prevalent during the past few weeks. rains Vi.Il have on the crops at the present time, but there is no doubt "there will be at the lowest .possible estimate a good half crop, and "in a large number of cases the yield will be'well up to'the average. Around Warner the crops for the most part were put in early, and consequently will not recover so readily as the later sown crops, oats and flax should give a good yield, and wheat sown on summer- fallow will make a. good showing, as it has stood, the dry weather remark- ably well.' In the homestead country many ot the crops were pi it; in late, and will undoubtedly recover, and al though -reports from Townships three, four, and five, in ranges ten, eleven (Continued on Page CONTRIBUTES The' Canadian Pacific Rail- has contributed toward the relief of the suffer- ing .families, of the miners who -lostvtaeir lives in the Hillcreat disaster. This Information "-was'conveyed this, inofning' in a wire" to Wlscon Skeith, -local' 'representatives of the .C. P. R. department of Natural Resources. W MIL II Another Pass Town to be Wiped is Tod Expensive 1200 MEN OUT OF WORK RELIEF AT HILLCREST S. A. LAND COMPANY MUST RAISE MONEY London, June South- ern'. Alberta Laud debenture holders meet here on Monday to consider the company's posi- tion and to appoint a commit- tee. The holders have been informed that fnnds must he provided forthwith to prevent a total suspension of opera- tions. Merchants Sign Petition for Breathing Spell During July and August Calgan Alta June 26 hundred miners have been -thrown out of work and the town ol Hosmcr, not far from Fernie, B. C., is about to be abandoned by its population, owing to the !act that the coal mines at this point, owned and oper- ated by the C.P.R., have been shut down and closed forever. The work ot dismantling the machinery is well under way Merchants .and property owners in the town are. almost paralyzed with fear because their land is worthless once the mines have been closed for good, coal mining being the only in- dustry that supported the town. Rumors to the effect that the mines would he shut down had been preva- lent for some time, but the citizens of the town bad been living ill-hopes that the reports were unfounded. ----------o- However-, the climax came .yesterday I Robt. F. Sang, Hart-Patterson Co., when the wort of dismantling the j North Lethbridge Co-Opcrative Soci- machinery of the mines was C. G. Olandpr, A. W. William-, mc'nced a'nd many of the miners who j son, Wilson Furniture Co., H. Good- Iwere not burdened with families, im- man, South Alberta Picture Gallery, mediately left for other points. S. Jackson P. Burns The Hosmer mines have been a big j disappointment from the start and i the development work lias bean going I something would materialize. Ho.v- 10 c FIRST HOLIDAY JULY 15 Lethbridge merchants and their staffs will enjoy a weekly half-holir day this summer. During July and August business -houses will close their doors at one o'clock. This movement was started by the various athletic clubs early in the spring, and taken tip. by the. Retail Merchants' association, who circulat- ed petitions with .such success that at a recent meeting it was.decided that the half holiday should be de- clared. The'holiday is not effective week in which any other hoilda} falls Juli 1 falls on Wednesday .July 8th precedes 'the Thursday' Civic holiday to be declared during -fair so Wednesday July.15 itill be tic first day on nhich the holiday will come Following is the petition mth slg natures attached' the under take to close our respective business on Wednesday afternoons at 1 o'clock p. m. during the months of July and August: I-Iayr Hardware Co., Banxlen' Bros. H. A. McKillop. Co., Louis. Keel, J. B. Renter, H. G. Clarke Co., A. E. Kinnear, J; D. Higinhotham Co., MacLeod Bros., Kenny Al- lin Co., The Frank Hedley Drug Co., E. J. Tickner, J. H. DcWolfe, E. A. Ewart, R. A. Wright, J. G. Robertson .J. Hufner, The Ked Cross Drug Book Co., Arm- strong and Oeo. Kerr Co., McKelvie McGuire, J. T. Pelts, Jas. Hose, The Red Corner, The Simpson Co., Ltd., The Bentley Co., Ltd., The Royal Store, Palace Clothing Store, W. J. Nelson T. S Ridpatb, Standard Furniture Co., L. C. Teeple, B. J. Hill Co., J. A. Johnston, H. Mc- Caffrey, II. B. Mordcn, H. G. Kil- iifr.'Tlie North'Lethbridge Jeweller, Spirit .Cn., The LcthhrWge posite was found to he the fact investigation by the mine officers chnrge Finally it was decided to close Limited, W. E. Hick-Schl Hardware Co., W. S. Thompson, 1C. I Osland, Ed. L. .Westminster A. i u.wanu, ij. jiuMb, Nt'SMiunsie] Finally it was decided to close up Mcat Mal-kd Ecojlomy Qrocerv, A altogether as the -mining could only I M> lt Co A> ItosSi pacifi( he done at a great loss. hereupon Fish Markd Bflv Co Iwulve hundred men have been thrown Two Carloads of Provisions by the City Staved Off Actual Want MAYOR HARDIE HOME Families Have Nol Received Pay Cheques Due Them Last Saturday ROOM FOR MORE AID "Lethbridge was the flrst to get on the ground with actual relief to the Hillcrest said Mayor Hardie, upon his return to the ctty, last night. "Upon my arrival there, a commit- tee of ladies and gentlemen canvass- ed the whole Tillage, and found, not only the families of the deceased miners in dire need, but other fam- ilies as well, for the men had not received their week's pay due oa Saturday, and they had nothing with which to buy provisions; The two carloads of provisions from Leth- bridge arrived.in Hillorest last night, and were immediately available. They, are in the hands of this committee, and will be distributed as they are needed. I was informed that this supi ply would keep the town going until next Thursday." Mayor Hardie stated that there was no definite committee aside 'from, the of Judge A. J. Carter and Colin Macleod. To this list, Mr. Hardie suggested the names of John-I-lerron and Dr. War- nock, M.P., of Pincher Creek, and a representative from the Dominion and Provincial governments. This com- i mittee the ma} or sav s should vbe i the custodians of all the relief and should disburse them under re- j ceipt from the organizations or comv mittees distributing the- aid. The en- tire matter has been left in hands qf Judge McNclll and the re- lief work is going on steadily or Hardie savs tliat there will, fte, room for all the funds subscribed. Hillcrest Relief Fund Mayor Hardie came back from-Hlll- crest yesterday, where he went to help direct the work of relief among the' disaster sufferers. The Mayor says 'too much be done. He makes an urgent appeal for Imme- diate aid. was the first city to make a municipal relief grant1; and that aid was first on .the spot; But the ?2000 voted by.the city is only a drop in the bucket. The situa- tion is appal ing, the fact that there may a long delay In the adjust-' meut of compensatlou thould stir the people to do their best to meet the appeal. Lethbridge has done nobly so far, but there is more to do. The fund is growing. It stands today as follows: Previously acknowledged... A. M. T., Nobleford........ 5 00 A. Munroe, Magrath........ 2.5P J. H. Turner, Magrath...... HON. EMMERSON SINKING St. John, N.B., June 26 (3.00 latest bulletin is- sued AS .to the condition of Hon. H.