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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 11, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1911 RUSSIANS READY TO SIOOP NUMHER 281 ON CRACOW CAUSED I ER Finding of Judge Carpenter as Special Commissioner-Coal Company Not Criminally Negligent, but yentilation Might Have Been Bet! er-Two Amendments to Mines Act Recommended "The only solution tlioretore, that I can arrive iit, as n result of the whole evidence adduced at the enquiry, is that the diaasiler was caust-a by an ex-iploslou ot gas, the origin and seat o� wlilch is unascertainaljle, this explosion tclng augmented by the ignition of dust tluouglioiit the mint'." Thefio words, taken from the concluding paragraphs of tlie finding of Mia Honor Judge Carpenter, as coniniiasioner to emiuiro Into tln> causes of the HlUcrest mine disaster, is as close as tlio public or IIk; bereaved ones will ever come to knowing the exact cause of the mine horror which on June 19th last snuffed out the lives of 189 men. The report ot Judge Carpenter, wliicli is appended iierelo, is tlio result ot the action of the provincial government in appointing an independent comraisslou to entiuire into the disaster for tlie purpose ot arriving at the cause of the holocaust if iiossible, and to bring in  reeoniuiendations v.ith a view to the avoidance of siniiiar disaslors in the future. The commission has been unaijle to locate tlie cause, Die jnoii such as Ihc mine manager and the overman viho would bo likely to know, iiaving lieen numbered among the victims. It was tliereforc necessary to ^vork around the facts which everyone knew, apply expert evidence to tlicso facts, and arrive at a conclusion more or less sntisl'actory. The direct cause of the disaster, it is tliouglil, was either the careless ness of some miner or a l)l()wn-out shot. Which-no one will ever know. Tlie llamo or spark caused by one of those agencies is lliouglit to luive ignited a pocket ot gas, wliicli with tlie dust of a "fairly tiigli explosive character," as analysis lias since proved it, siu'cad -the explosion till it became a death-deaHjig agency iliGl w'ilV make June iK, lUM, a day to be sadly remembered lor a long time in tiie I'ass coal lield. That the ventilation of tli'e miiic'cr'the care taken by the examiner to prevent sucli a disaster, were no! at lanlt is pi"actic;i)!.v admitted in tlic � rei> ? : : > ? ? MINE MEN SIGH FOR J. FROST Output of Pass Mines Small--. No. 6 Holds Record for Last Week SE m FOECE 001 PRICE Apparent Attempt Being Made by Calgary Cattle Buyers to That End COSl' KN'ORMOl'S The cost oi ibis slight advance has bfen enormous and as the allies bavc beyond question a second line as strojigly fortilicd to fall back upon, prohably the Loo Canal in Flanders,, the strategical success is significant. DOUBLE. OPFBNSIVB lx)ndoii, Nov, 11.-Yesterday all the armies were at each other's throats- the Russians ciasln gin cavalry engagements along the German frontier; the Rusaians still harassing the Austrians In Galicia and the French, British and Belgians holding back what appears .'jtii'i to be a tremendous at-tempt to break through the Allied line in the vicinity ot Ypres. Many dispatches speak of the movement of German troops eastward front Belgium as forecasting the necessity of reinforcing along the eastern frontier, but neitlier the French nor German official statements yesterday afternoon indicatPd any slackening iii the violence of German attacks in West Flanders. In fact, the French statement sa:'a that between the se* and Armentieres the opposing force* were both acting on the offensive. GERMANS PUli:P.A.RB RETREAT, As to the outcome of this double offensive, the rival contentions are ab-solutel.v contradictory, tiie Germans c^diiiVlfig S'ibw' progress neari Ypres, and the French asserting that the German attack there was beaten back. Nevcrtliclcss Paris seems well sat-jjn view of what seems to be a sus-isiic. The otlier Lethbridge mines  approached the 33 percent, mark. � Tho following are the iigurcs ; (Continued on Page 1). Chicago, 111., Nov. 11.-Spread ot the foot and mouth disease amoiij' tlie 83G0 prize dairy cows under quarantine at the Chicago Union stockyards, assumed such alarming proportions today that it was feared the iufoction could not bo prevented from spreading to every animal in the herd. ' The cattle are valued at $2,500,000. and the optimism of the past weeks continues unabated. 'I'he plain fact, however, is that the | altliough it is said they have moved. Gonnaiis^ oli'ensiie north of Ypres is (their headquarters still further east, as vigorous as ever. DISPOSIT'ON OF ALLllOS is handicapped by the fact that It - it cannot develop iis full force along the seacoast because of the iiaval this time from Ghent to Alost. ENEMY'S FORCE WEAKENS The situation along the battle line in France proper, from the standpoint of the Allies, was summed up in. a dispatch from an "observer with tho guns, and is here open to counter at- Indian corps," who says there has lack by the Belgians, whose field been no marked change any where, army occupies the fortified line of'ths though he professes to see a gardual Ypri's canal from Dixmudc to the | woakeninR of_the Germaii attacks. coast, netwcen Di.xmude and Ypres it is held bv the French and. from Ypres A GERMAN TRICK Aside from the railitaiT aspects of the war, what stood out boldest today through -trmenticrcs to Bothiine, just | the wii , j ... . . west of Labassee, the Uritis'.i ' army f'Vas Germany s reported threat to cut That ihc rcniarliS made by some of ihe Calgary shippers of live stuck an-eiit the iiuarantinc regulations cstvib-lished in several of the states \)\ ihe t'nitcd States Depart'nuiit of .\6ricul-luie, owing to the serious pro, or-tion.s as.suined by .t.'ic foot and lu'juth discas pa cnpiihn;/; of the price, to send liv stc.jK iinces iolwgganinj^., is tlu- opinion of several of the largi'st shippers in this vicinity. Their contention is supported in a measure bv 10. S. .ircliibald, Superinteridcnl of i.v Live Stock Hrancii of tlie . Dominion De- holds ihe front, with the Indian troops on the extreme right. SJfALL GEHMAX ADvANCI': After ton days' battering the Germans have occupiid Lebassoe and Oix-nnide on the left and right respeptivc-Iv and have pushed back the advanc.-; oft the food supply which the United States is sending to Belgium, If the Belgians did not return to their cities and make an effort to resume their normal occupations. The Belgian answer is that it has been impossible to resume a semblance of normal activity, because the German soldiers British lines as far as .\rmcntieres. | had' cominondeered all implements Tiie civeiny indeed is knocking at the i and materials necessary to industrial door ot Ypres. , - . I revival. Demonstration Fields For Southern Alberta i:s1�?if'iiii"�^^ te Established by Dominion Government for the BcnefU: of Farmers-Experimental Farm Will Supervise Work Ad^ir-cs from Ottawa stat;> thai the le used io actiuaini the farmers Depcrt-.r.nii uf As-riculiurs has decid- ilic district with ihe advantages m to partinent of .\ericuUuvc, wl'.o was in (.,,. ed to csliihiisli tv.o the city yesterday cnnici'rin,i; Superintendent Kair(:el(!. 'J'hc iha rapes with dcnt.iBtration derived from better cultivation, ,'" , , , and for the dissemination of knowl- 1 in soutliweslprii Saskatchewan, ^ special tillage methods. ;oi;thcrn .Alberta. Owint; to crop; Superintoadcnt Fairlield declined to iiailuics ill portums o the districts - ^^.^ ^^^^ jntormaiion on ihe sub-' and rr:^^ii^ii^hS4r'oi^,.c''i-;i^-^^^ rr- -^^^^^^'^r^^fw^,"^^ w.", for noise wl,01 tuv '^l "'""f' ' � termine at which points these fields r t on P.',.e r ,11'^ reported that ; ,^111 be locat.d, and will report per- Contmucd on law even during this arnormally. dry .sea-sonallv to Ottawa nn tiie matter. Three Turks Due For a Long Stay at Lethbridge \ I sonally to Ottawa on ilie matter, sou. where there was proper cultwa-1 ^he onlv experimental farm for the ion tlrie were fair crops, , and this gp,thwestern part of the west-em pro-lias led the lovernn;cut. the despatch , vj.^^.es ^viU likely be located at Swift sa>s, io decide to locatei demonstration iariiis in these districts.' The despatch e.idently' has tlie , matter somewhat confused, ' for it jCIys that an experimental farm will ' he iocalcl near Lethl^ridj^c. Letli- Maclectl, Nov. 11 .-{SpecialLoth- Current. LORD ROSEBERY'S NEPHEW IS KILLED Loudon, Nov. 11, 3.10 a.m.-Lord , , . , Kosebery, the former Premier, speak- bndgc already has one of tho Doniin- ;,, �j.t a recruiting meeting in Edin-lon l'v.-iyerimcntal ianns., and it is burg, said be had just received news ndham. bridge war camp for prisoners may 1 hardly prob.ablc that another wiin;c that his nepliew Col W. B. \Vy have three Turhs within its walls iu ' located in the district. As ns-ar as the i,ad been killed in action. a few Jiours. .'1 lie first Turiis known I Herald could determine, demonsira-1 - ........----------------�-7 to have been arrested as prisoners of;f.on farms, or rather iiclds, will be var in tianada were tai'.en into eus-!locaiad thiroughout the districts men-ody yesterday at CoUr.uan autl tioned. iroughi hero. Tliese three men liavei It is likely thai several will be recently been travelling ibrougii the souihi'm pari of the province soliciting money. The ultimate destination of the cash was not indicated and it was deomed wise to put the fellows tinder arrest. .'\n investigation is being lield and the Turks, will be dealt with la.tcr. J. .> .> � l)laced l)*tween here and Medicine Mat, anfl .some on the Wcybiu'n lins. These fieltgs will be small in urea, and will be ffttmed by the farmer civniug them, uijier the'sirperrision 0/ Df*^ minion xperls, tlie �^-^'Pff"^"S� i ' f.i-ms 19 usodjiH ^'/Jj^rwiW ^* � Uom whidi ti* HWf"- 'T NEW CHtEF INSPeCTOK OF D. L. OFFICES  -- . Ottawa, Ont., Nov. II.-H. G. apiioiiited cli|ef inspector of ^ Cdininion Lands offices in the  ' four weeterii provinces. He will reside at 'Minnedosa. ' 4>i ;