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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE.' ALBERTA rilUKSDAY. NOVKMI31JH NUMHBK 280 PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS CLOSER ISIMtT MUTED AT Bumps Open Up Gas Pockets, Explosion of Which Would Have Wrecked Mine BUMPS FELT LIKE EARTHQUAKE SHOCK LIEUT.-COL PERCY GUTHRIE Battalion, C.K.F. He was wounded ill France while in the 10th Man's Body Not Yet Recovered Battalion, and is now touring Canada _ j from Halifax to Vancouver to secure enlistments of members of the McLean elan in his battalion, which he calls Local Man First to Sell Southern Alberta Wheat At That High Price of Life Might Have Been Large MEANS MLL10NS TO FARMERS OF WEST Grain Men Talking Wheat- Further Jump in Flour Expected "Sir Sam's Own." Calgary, Nov. .Magistrate (f-lK-cfal lo the Herald) l-'crnie. Nov. S. The series of "bumps" which occurred last night and this morning at Coal Creek, in No. mine east, which were reported this morning, while extensive and severe, resulted in the loss of but one lite, that of John Gronac, whose body is Btill in the mine, no attempt being made today to recover it, owing to the continuation of bumps and the accum- ulation of gas which was liberated by the caving, and the continuation of caving in the disturbed district. The bumns were distinctly felt at Fernie and Ilosmcr, many thinking an "ZWt bmnp'Scll't'ook place Davidson this morning ..gave order five minutes to ton o'clock last night! from the bench for the issuance and caused the Injury to the man, John Kerns, a colored man who lives in Fernie, and who was brought down to the hospital at midnight. Snpcriu- tendent Caufleld and Fire Boss J. Can. field, with others, went into the mine after the bump, and had returned to v the surface, when a second bump, y more severe than the first, took place. Word was sent to Fernie and a spe- cial train went up with General Man- ager Wilson, Inspector Thomas Wil- liams, and others, who joined with Mr Calltield, Fire Bosses John Bell, J. Maltman, .1. Caufield, Dave Martin and others in an effort to rescue a party of nine men who had been cut off by caves when the second bump took place. Eight of these men were saved by their own efforts and other aid, but tho body of John Oornac, the ninth man. is still in the mine, no hopes of his being alive being- entertained. While these meu of the rescue party were still in the mine the third and most terrific bump took place, filling the mine with dust and gas to such an extent that the men were left in utter darkness for a time, and in an atmosphere that was almost unbear- able. Some of them can not yet tell exact- ly how they succeeded in reaching daylight through the' dense fog of dust and gas. None of them have experienced much permanent injury; Gen. Man- ager Wilson seems to have received the most punishment, he still being at his home suffering from his experi- ence, but nothing serious will result. The bumps were all in number one oast mine in the fpurteen district workings. This number one seam is about feet above number two mine service 01 a warrant to arrest Charles VL Stenton, of Banff, on a charge of vio- Alberta farmers, and through them to Mfl Wheat hit the two dollar mark morning, the highest in the history ot the Canadian west. At lU.IJD this morning a message flashed over the wires to the grain commission merchant.1! of the city, "November delivery wheat sells for Immediately afterwards came through the 10.30 quotation of for November option. This is a red letter day for the far- mers of Southern Alberta. Twu dol- lar wheat in threshing season has been considered a dream by them hereto- Core, and now that it has arrived they take it with a broad smile. It means ions dollars to the southern latlng the Liquor Act, brought by the provincial police. Stenton's name appeared on the docket this mornine as having been summoned, but-he failed to answer his name, and the bench warrant was consequently issued. It appears that Stenton, proprietor of the Alberta hotel, Banff, Is a well- known' citizen of that town, and is chief of the volunteer fire department there. It is said that he has been violating the Liquor Act, and it is fur- And to that is not a dream, the United Drain Producers this morning paid H. E. Miebach of Lethbridse 32.00 5a per bushel for car No. 14D284 loaded with 1500vbush- els of NO. 1 wheat which he hasvbeen holding in Fort William. This car will 'bring Mr. Jliebach and more, but of course he has his freight and expenses to deduct. However, the company will have to nay over to Mr. Miebach about 52800 net, which the11 stated that Mr. Stenton has oh- is some money for one car of wheat tahied legal advice and will fight the This was the first carload of Southern prosecution, taking the ground' that wheat which ever sold at the the Rocky Mountain Park is a Domin- {2 mark for strictly commercial pur ion tract, outside tho jurisdiction ot Several other carloads of two the provincial laws of. Alberta. a, uullai' wheat are being sold this af e pr uui' This case will prove a very interest- ternoon, most of which is now in the ing one, and will probably lie carried position at Fort William, al as far as possible, for if Stenlon's case though the United Grain Producers are is upheld it will mean that liquor can be sold in hotels from The Gap to Laggan. has been worked for a long The 'seam is about ten feet in thick- ness, and both root' and floor are soft. which time. also "paying S2 in the track position for special orders. The price of flour is due for anpth although it is still retailing er jump, "Keep the Home Fires Burning" Il's going lo require MONEY to "keep the homo liros Sym- pathy is good; hope is religiously glorious, but ii Ion (if coal is morn tangibly righteous. It is perfectly all right, to pray Tor to spend aright the but it is more practical just at the present time to ask for "the spirit to loach us how to PAY." While the boys are lying in the trendies It- would he a tiling (or us to be laying the necessities and good things of in llieir homes for the benefit and blessing and comfort of those whom they have left behind. "W.HILE YOUR HEARTS ARE YEARNING" "It's not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without tile giver is bure." We arc particularly sharing the fruits of the labors of our Army anil Navy here in the city of Lethbridge. It Is so obvious that no explanation is necessary. If we 'lo all that we ought to do at home it is infinitlsmal compared to their devotion and sacrifice. Can we altord to do leas than mil- lull duty hero while they are doing so much. "THOUGH THE BOYS ARE FAR AWAY" The "boys" are doing their level best to protect your arc you doing for 'their homes? If we have been faithful to the trust Imposed in us at home it will help "a little" when the boys will be a slight measure of satisfaction to us to realize that wo have been doing our minor and insignificant to absolutely important to the general result of the present ntruggle. "THEY DREAM OF HOME" Let these words burn into your hearts and consciences with all the profundity and depth ot their full moaning. If anything will reveal the "silver lining" it will lie the knowledge that Lethbridge stands tirst and foremost and head and shoulders above all others in their contributions to the Patriotic Fund S30.000 is our allotment but not our limit. Don't wait to see what the other fellow UNTIL IT HURTS, and then, strange to say, it will be the most pleasant and peaceful and pain- less 'operation you have ever experienced. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PATRIOTIC FUND YET GRAM Wilson Has 255; Hughes 243; With California, New Mexico, North Dakota and Minnesota in Kace Is Close In All These. WILSON LEADS NOW IN CALIFORNIA; HUGHES LEADING IN MINNESOTA Campaign Managers Are Talking of Demanding Recount of Ballots in All Close Returns Are Slow Coining In. Russians Invade Hungary London, Nov. their offensive in Dohrudja the Russian troops have driven back advanced- de- tachments of Field-Marshal Von .Mae- kensen's aniS progressed .south- ward, the war office announced today. Russian' trdbps which have invaded Hungary on the northern Transy I van- Ian front, in Gorgeny mountains, were repulsed, the war office adds. In Rumania, near Rotherthurm Pass the Austrd-German forqes captured hill positions. In Dobrudja advanced forces oC Field ilarshal Von Macken- sen's army retired. Re-occupy Town York Xov result of the incomplete returns of Tuesday's balloting are accepted as final in all but four states at noon today. The electoral vote would give President Wilson 25S and Mr. Hughes 2tJ. The four doubtful states, with their electoral votes are: California, u; Minnesota 12; New Mexico, .3; North Dakota, 5; New Hampshire, was switched from the Hughes' column to the Wilson side today. In Minnesota and New Mexico incomplete returns show Mr. Hughes to have the lead, while in California and North Dakota, President Wilson is in the lead. Returns from doubtful western states arc belated and not expected to be available before a late hour today. Hughes Leads in Minnesota St. Paul, Minn., Nov. the Says It Provides for Criminal Prosecution Exclusive Right of Dominion Govt. Calgary, Nov. the Li- quor Act is'ultra'vires or otherwise will be known in a few days. An ap- peal, making this as the chief matter in issue was carried direct to the ap- pellate division of the Supreme Court STANDING IN THE HOUSES New presidential returns from Minnesota were nine-tenths complete at noon to- day. Hughes still maintained a slight lead over President Returns from 2, Tl-Ifi precincts out of in ___ the state gave Hughes a. majority ot York, Nnv. a.-Demoerats, as- Gets Ncw concprd. N.H., Nov. New Hamp- sen- n -n u. vaney. is acting 101- me uiiueMrtui. TWO each in Missouri ami mu Bucharest, via London, Nov. file anfl that [he act js vires tliree in West Virginia, and one war.office today announced that the decision of the supreme Washington, Michigan and manian troops had re-occupied the. 0( Cannaa in ,1S12 in whicl, it Eleven of these, mlssin town of Hirsova in Dobrudja on the uuder the are Republican, as follows: Danube; '15 miles north of Tcherna- Say Allies Failed Berlin, via. Sayville, Nov. "artillery "Wednesday defeated vided for. There are other minor efforts of the French and guments advanced but this is (CONTHfUED ON PACK 4) today at per barrel in Left bridge. A jump for tomorrow is hint- ed at by the local milling interests. In 1S65, following the Civil .War wheat hit American grain ex- changes are talking 53.00 wheat', to- 'day. At Winnipeg Winnipeg, Nov. local grain firm has sold today four thousand bushels of No. 1 Northern wheat in Paris, Nov. the prece- slorc at Fort William at 52.00 per bus dent sot by the British government, the French government .has deprived William Randolph .Hearst and the In- ternational Service 6f the use of the cable service between Paris and the United States. The order applies to all news channels under Hearst's con- trol. The order was issued Tuesday, and Wednesday all Hearst employees in Paris received notice to look for other positions. Not Too Late To Enter Herald's Prize Contest Contest Just Started of Candidates Far. From Are Opportunities in Every Community to Secure Enough Votes to Win One of the Big Wise Candidates Will Get the Early Start and Secure as Many Votes as Possible for Their Vote Schedule Declines After This Saturday. According to information contained In dispatches from the. Old Country yesterday, Lieut.-Col. Stewart, MPP is now In hospital in London, suffering from wounds in the thigh, arm and back, which aro not believed to be serious. Major A. B. Stafford has re turned to duty at the front, his wounds having been only slight. A number of inquiries have been ro-j family and friends? And beautiful ceived at the Contest Department as silver-when you have seen tables resplendent with beautifully matched silver, haven't you often president and general manager of the meeting various trainmen's committees a view to the satisfactory interpreta of the rather ambiguous ui wiiuuicr or not it is too late to enter tho Contest and win mie of the big prizes. The question is easily. an- swered; The.Contest has just begun and very little has been done. New hist entering still have as KJUIU OCL w IK humu i'i MO -in Jpi ortunlty as anyone to win that you have been wanting. 1 Mre is i in new schedule, lecentlj f big If tliev gofatarted at once not a person alive who docs no j want t inlo and secure their share of the first vote some of the things offered free fn this "CThe'namefthat wiii bo set lucre's the opportunity, ,toi' gratify the list of prizes in the awnrdln, wished that you possessed a cabinet 110L.C the local chairmen of the of Rogers or Community or Wallace Uros. also? Or perhaps it is. a (lining a yew room set or a haudy kitchen cabinet] timl oE several efforts of the French British to make advances on the Somme, the war office announced to- day. Germans Repulsed Paris, Nov. attack on Sailly-Saillisel, on the Somme front last night, was repulsed, after a brief hand-to-hand encounter, the war office announced today. There was great activity of artillery during the night. PATRIOTIC MEETING THe Wesley church has been donated for the use of the big patriotic rally meeting Friday 10th. It will be nio'st disappointing to the com- mittee if the citizens do not avail themselves of this opportunity to get better acquainted with the ob- ject- of the big campaign which opens next week. The recent pat- riotic meetings have not been as well attended as is customary for the people of Lethbrldge, and it 'has been thought that this was due'to the lack of advertising. The committee has endeavored to give this meeting wide publicity. If you have some other engage- ment for that night, stop and con- sider for a minute which is the most important. Don't let any- thing Interfere with your attend- ance at this meeting Friday, Nov. 10th at 8 p.m. The outside speakers are to be T. M. Tweedle, M.P.P., and A. H. Clarke, M.P., of Calgary. this morning! The appeal is from the j cjajjst i. in 21 districts not yet re: conviction registered in the case aro the following, which are Rex vs. Covert by the magistrate. J. I Democrat ill the present cohgi-oss: B. Varley. Is acting for the appellant! Two eaci, u, Missouri and Indiana; Pemi- uitis are followsTTwo in Nebraska, 3 in West Virginia; three in Washington and one each in New Mexico, Ohio and Wyoming. If these districts should hold to their present political status in the returns yet to come, the Democrats would have a slender majority of five over all in the next house, their total being 221 to 211 and four of other minority parties. sured of the-cpntrol -of -the next __ ate, may retain control of the. house fhire; complete, but only partially cer. by holding ten seats .in, the-21 con- gressional districts heard from.' Early today the-- division -Jof members already elected was as fol- lows: Democrats 210; Republicans Progressives 2; Independent 1; was held that a conviction under the temperance act of Nova Scotia con- stituted a crime under the criminal code of Canada on the ground that the procedure of the punishment was pro- chief one as the final court of the Do- minion is quoted as authority. The contention is that the province of Al- berta lia., usurc-dd the right to enact criminal legislation which is the ex- clusive right of the Dominion of Can- ada. HANGS IN 1917 London, Ont.. Nov. 7. Mie Tan creade. convicted last week of the I murder of Raffaelo Barbardo, on the I night of April 9, last, was sentenced this afternoon to be banged on Tues- day, January 23, 1017. IE Nov: session of parliament is hot likely to be sum- moned before the midrtlc or the end of January. The question will be tak- en tip by tho-cabinet on the return of Sir Thomas White, who will be back from London early in December. The budget anil other measures emanating .from the .finance depart- always constitute an Important feature of the session 'and the nature of next year's legislation along these lines will he considered only when London, Nov. 437 pass- engers on the Peninsular Orien- tal lintr Arabia which was ou.nk in the Mediterranean by a sufi- marmc Monday, 198. have besn landed, at Malta and 84 at Port Said. .This was announced in an official statement given out .here today which adds .that, although bad weather prevailed, all paisen- gers and crew were transferred to boats in 20 minutes.' Neck and Neck Race New York. Nov. election passed into the second day of uncer- tainty, with President Wilson and Charles Evans Hughes both anxiously awaiting the count in a few western states, the pivotal ones being Cali- fornia with 13 electoral votes, Minne- sota with 12, New Mexico with 3 and North Dakota with 5. Although still so close that the re- sult could not be regarded as assured, indicative over-night returns seemed to' dispose of previously doubtful states-by placing West Virginia's S votes in the Hughes column, and giv- ing four votes of Idaho and seven, from Washington.to President Wilson. The Hughes total thus becomes 243 and the Wilson, total 2B5, -with 266 necessary to elect. After so disposing 1' of these previously doubtful states rom which returns still. are incom- plete, the situation appeared to be as ollows: Present Situation President Wilson can win with either California or Minnesota, but in addition must have either North Da- kota or New Mexico. Mr. Hughes to win must have both California and Minnesota, or either one, and in addi- tion both North Dakota and New Mexico. In-California, President Wil- son had a lead of nearly 5000 with one- tenth ot the state precincts missing. Of 570 missing, 143 are in the Republi- can' stronghold, and'the others are in the northern districts, where the pre- sident's vote has been heavy. Both party managers claim the state. Dramatic Minnesota Race In Minnesota the most dramatic raco of all was being run .hour by boar. During Wednesday President Wilscm's lead of slowly melted down'be- fore the Hughes, vote from. the rural (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) Sir Thomas returns.. Qnonlrc-r <3ovio-nv r THE LATEST STANDING HUGHES depend a great'deal on the work done come true. "wiii1 your maKe Vo'iir dreams Connecticut .v-----.. Illinois........ Speaker Sevigny, of. the House of Iowa Commons, aljtl'''Speaker Boldouc of, Maine the senate, .we're in Ottawa Wedncs-1 Massachusetts .jav Michigan 'New Jersey MARKETS Spot wheat Local, track wheat December wheat during the early days of the Contest. Let Dreams Come True mase your v w Entor'-. your CONVENTION AT MACLEOD. JI Local track oats A convention of Liberals to ff with the Contest TJepart- belonged to you? Have you perhaps if you riven longed for a handsome piano or graph- Full detail., of the am _ar c give n hone to. flll that vacant. space In the on the regular Contest page. In living room. and to entertain your issue. ______ __ December oats December flax 200% 182 193 57 258% is lo bo present and speak _ inow-filli. WEATHER 45 29 Forecast Partly fair and cold, local O New York Pennsylvania ANOTHER BIO BANK CLEARING RECORD Rhode Island JI South Dakota Tho bank clearing record v I Delaware won't stay put. It was broken Indiana again In the week ending today Virginia when it hit the high mark of SI which is an increase of more than on the las! high 'record established two'weeks ago. The corre- sponding week last year the .7 Alabama 1 Arizona----- Arkansas Colorado Florida Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska WILSON 5 4 1? pievada .t North Carolina 1J Ohio........... e South Carolina DOUBTFUL 243 Tennessee Texas Utah Oklahoma This Mexico 3; North Dakota 5. is'an increase of CO per cent. There Is every indication that (he November clearings will hit the mark. California 13; Minnesota.-12; New Virginia Georgia ._________ Wyoming I SIR MAX, BART lldaho...... London, Nov. William Washington well Aitk'on, Canadian general renro New Hampshire sentnlivc in France, has just beenU i. gazetted a baronet. 12 3 9 6 6 13 10 8 10 18 4 8 24 9 12 20 4 10 12 14 3 4 7 ;