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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta Bad Break Under Water at Chin Shuts Heat Off in Many Homes in Calgary, Lethbridge and Other Causes Misery. On Saturday aflcrnooii a break oc- curred in the main pipe line ot Ihe Canada Natural Gas Colii- lialiv one mile nui-ih oi Cilia. At o'clock Saturday nisht the gas was nil out of the mains iiere. hmce then up to the time of going 10 iiress, the city bus been without gas Eiiuplv wilh the thermometer rang- ing fram 20 below zero to 20 above. The situation created lias boon the liiosl serious In Ule history ol the 1'uul question ill but the company hopes to have the break repaired and tile supply turnci. on tome time tills afternoon. Sir hundred gas connections have been cold since'Saturday night at .1 o'clock. Yesterday 22 teams spent a busy Sunday delivering coal in small lots to householders who had mi, other-means of heat but tho gas. 1 he sitlllAloa is not much improved today .-mil hundreds ot water piper are troz- eii as a result. -1 The break is the llrst really trouble the gas company has ever experienced since gas was Installed here in the fall of On Satin- day afternoon at two o'clock the pressure dropped a couple of pounds mi the 'intermediate chart at ho Lethbridge sub-station. Gradually the pressure receded, until about four o'clock it became serious and the maintenance department decided the trouble must He In tho neighborhood the city. A- man was started out on toot from here west to follow- the line. Another started from Loth- bridge enst on a. similar mission, and a man was secured to walk the, line from Taper.' west to' meet the party from LethbridgE. v iv Late in the evening-tho trouble was located Just north of Chin. Here the line dips into.a small lateral at C'hl'i Coulee. Overflow, water from the C. P. H-. irrigation system has tilled the coulee with about 12 feet in depth of- water. There was no trouble in finding the leak once the men reached the spot, for the enor- mous pressure of the escaping gas the water 60 feet into wells at Bow Island, were im mediately, notined by telephone and, the gas was completely shut off there Meantiinn there was enough sas ir Ihe intermediate and low pressure mains to keep Lethbridge gas stoves and furnaces going until 3 o clock the last jet went out. Other Places Suffer 1 elhbrlilBC is not the only city snf fering from the failure of the ga. BuDplv Calgary is in .the same posi lion.' So is Maclcod, and so are al Ihe intermediate towns between Ma clcod and Calgary where gas mstal lotions have heen made. At Macleoi cas in the stoves and furnaces hum ,miii between 10.30 and II o'cloc on Saturday night, hut about tha time tha air supply became greate than the supply of gas and the lire sputtered and -finally went out. Once Hie break at Chin was locn ed and the .head office learned ho' serious the situation was, efforts .wore made to repair tho dan ape-and get the supply SOIUK more A special train car-'i is _ 3 experienced workmen with FUDP.IC and tools was made-up a'. Ui sni under the'personal direction of. 11. 1 I'eirson who has charge of Ihe sy and the C, P. U. gave tli-i trji- right-of-way over everything U I her. The eastbound midnight tr. held BREAK HAS BEEN At one o'clock this afternoon Ihe local office of the gas com- pany told the Herald that thi break would be repaired and the gas turned into the mains at Bow Island about two o'clock Tiiey estimated it would be five a'clocl; at least before the mains are filltd up and the pressure high .enougi.- to allow gas to be used here. Meantime the company to notify users and to see that all send out men throughout the olty to notify users and to se that ill gas jets and connections rre se- curely turnde off in order to sure no leakage occurred which might Isad to explosions len lighting stoves or furnaces. If ll-s company's local office'has the cor- rect information Lethhridge have been without gas just under 48 hours. The nnn who neither fights nor pays is the missing cog in the whole machinery of war. On It must rll the risibility; his failure to respond is lengthening the war and adding io war's distress. Are you the missing; cog? liAlIZElfBY IUSSIAN ADVANCE LRTHUK1DGE, ALBERTA MONDAY, NOV. 13.J916 ARE YOU THE MISSING COG DRIVING WHEEL LI.BERTY AND JUSTICE .This issue of the -Herald goei into the hands of our readers af- ter a series of makeshifts throughout all departments...Yes- terday the chances of getting, out an edition looked .mighty slim. The Heralii uses gas for heating the building, gas under all the stereotyping apparatus, and gas under the metal pots of the lino- type machines. When it became evident yesterday afternoon that there would be no o.as today, the staff got busy. Gasoline burners were olaced under linotype machines; gas was. replaced by coal in stereotyping plant and coal and coal oil stoves were sst up to heat the part of it It was possible to find gaso- line burners for only two of the linotype machines so that if the amount of news in the paper ap- pears limited, our readers will know the reason. Considering the difficulties con- siders that the staff has done re- markably well. SERBS WIN A BIG VICTORY Paris, Nov. Servians _ have won a brilliant victody over the Germans and the Bul- garians in the Cnera .district, southeast of Monastic, war office announced today. Tha Ser- ians, supported by French artil- lery forced the Teutonic to retire a distance of nearly two miles, and captured about 1000 prisoners. CONTINUE PURSUIT London, Nov. Serb- lans are continuing their pursuit, of the defeated Bulgarians in Cerna Bend, and have captured the village of according to a Reuter's dispatch from Saloni- ka. Iven is five miles north of Polog, reported captured Sunday, and is about ten miles within the Serbian border. Its capture, if confirmed, also, means that the Serbians have affected a new crossing of the Cerna river. LIBERALS British Open Offensive on Ancre LONDON, Nov. 13. The Russians have crossed the Daube into Dobrudja at two points south of Tchernavoda, and the Russian fleet has renewed the bombard- ment of Constanza, according to Petrograd advices received today by wireless by way of Rome. Field-Marshal VonMacKenzen is report- ed continuing his retreat with demoralized forces; and with one-third of his effectives lost. a BERLIN, Nov. 13, via SayviUe, Nov. 13. On the Transylvania front Sunday, Austro- German forces captured three towns and epulsed numerous Roumanian attacks, he war office announced today. More han one.thousand prisoners were taken. Northeast of the Campulung, south or he Transylvania border the Roumanians maintained their "positions the war office announced today. On the right bank or the River Alt, however, Roumanian forces were compelled to yield ground. With '8 out of some 50 accredited j delegates present, the Liberals'of the provincial constituency of Macleod_on Saturday named George Skeldlng, a old timer of the town as standard bearer at the next provin- cial election to oppose llobert 1 atter- i son, the sitting member. In spite ot i the zero weather prevailing, the con- vention which included six lady dele- j gates displayed the greatest enthu- siasm throughout tlie proceedings. Six names were placed ia nomina- tion among them being that of Mrs. Kenncfick, who was nominated by, Stedman amidst the hearty cheer-i of the delegates. Mrs. In a letter received by Stanley Klrkham from his brother Lieut. Nor- man Kirkham of the 113th Lethbridge Highlanders; the information i veyed that most of the'officers battalion are now in France. -j especially true of .the lieutenants, ail but two of whom have gone across to London, Nov. 13. The British opene an attack this morn ing on both sides o the Ancre river o the northern part o the-Somme front. The Mr sieuman annual. L.m i j War office reports the of a COnsid- as a possible .candidate for, number of prisoners. The British their new offensive north of the Ancre river have advanced to a maximum depth" of one mile, captur- iSfnornhLTun- ing from the Germans the towns of Beaumont-Ham- ei and Saint Pierre Divis- according to the cor- respondent 01 the ixeufr' election To "the legislature, but she, "modestly declined the honor In favor i of Mr. Skolding. t McDonald acted as chairman of the meeting, and Mr. Stedman sec- retarv After organization had been i affected and tho delegates properly placcd'ta-their seats, nominations were called for. nominated; J. W. calleu lor. McDonald, A. F. Grady. A. T. Stedman i Mrs. Kennefick, George Skeldrag and J. -McLean. District Board Wires Demands to Operators and Dominion Government With Time Limit, to Nov. Immediate Action. v n .T raise has a time limit attached, rernie, Nov. 13.-Socretai> A. .1. c. a con. Carter of District IS, Lmtei Mine Workers ot America late last night cave out a statement regarding-the concluded by the district been board of that organization which provid phlccs the industrial situation in the district in a very uncertain posi- Nov 13 Ottawa tii Mr. Skeldiiig's name was left i? onV: their excellencies, tho -convention, whereupon he conditions their oeiore mo -twin theDllkTa. d Snchcss of Devonshire. was the unanimous. "id Lady Maud, and Lady Blanche aml cheercd to the platform. With Cavendish their daughters, arrived ill nim the platform were Hon. Chas. this morning. minister of puttie works, A heavy mow" "during the night had Wm. Moffat, M.L.A., of Claresholm, cirnoted 'the ground with white and and T. W. Quaylc. a X, n wind was the first, taste, of, ta accepting. the nomination Mr. winter Desmte somewhat inclement thanked the convention for weather the" open train shed at the the honor which had been coufcricd weather the open tran se a the onor w Grand Trunk station was packed with- upon and declared that he would ited suests of Uie civic authorities. en-dcavor to all his. actions to warrant lso lia PlacM new waiti _ ,vded and lines inded all the way me which .had been placed jn him' -He hoped that after the next 'from "tho sta-j election Macleod would have a Liber- uiicm-taiii a miucst coming from the lelhbridge local a few days ago all the locals of the district have tak- en action upon a proposition to demand another bonus rise in wages, or twenty-five per cent, throughout the entire district. i ,-p' The executive board has lieen uett. er's telegraph company at. f sovcrai days awaiting the action British headquarters. Two 1 from every local in the dis- trict the hoard formulated the above demand and have vdreil it to the i instructional duties. Extra Votes as Special Encouragement for the Contest Competitors and 20 minutes. A special repair train was also mado IIP here nr.cl rushed to the scene. This train went en to Burdett where up material for repairing the hreak The situation created by- the fact that 'the, break was under 12 feet ot witer for a width of (Hi feet made the matter of effecting repairs very difficult as compared to an ordinary break In. the case of an ordinary break all'that is necessary Is to clear nwav the earth and clamp on a sleeve wlOi sufficient collars to hold It over the broken pipe length. In this case however til? escaping gas had Contest Ilepartment. wants to up the mud and water to help every candidate to get a good siic-h an extent Hint tho portion of uie big automobile contest, tho iiin- under tlio coulee had to lie coanoiiueutly wc have decided to offer .ban oned This reauired the ne..JS Voto Certificate good for Ine of a trestle nbout feet !v. f.o.ooo Extra Votes for each and every Ir-nelh over the coulee to carry a worth of subscriptions which teiiiinrary line Materials Imd to lie arc before Saturday night, cot on the ground, part of them go- November 18th. from I.ctliliridge at midniglit last Tllis does not mean that rfit Wl-oii Ihcy arrived at Tabor bring In the total amount of i wan found difficult to secure (he af one time. You can secure necessary teams to haul the material or veal.iy subscriptions, or any other ?M he scene of the break. The araoimts 0xcPfdlng J8.00 for that mat- twciilv itelow 'weather also hampered tor, mid bring or semi, thorn to the n, ---......--..election Macieou the Chateau Laurier. The re-! al ,.epfcsentative of a Liberal cention which was under the aus-i ment at Edmotoii. and if such should of the civic authorities, was bb the cise he would do his best to brief and ten minutes after the vice- lpok atter the interests ,of the con- reEiil partv arrived they were whisk-; ed away to Rideau Hall, where they, -T w 'mmvlr, then addressed the will take up their residence as repre-; sentatives of- the King. V 'Quayle then addressed some length, reviewing record "of the-Sifton government, and declaring most emphatically that, m snite of imputations to the contrary by members 'Of the opposition and Conservatives tbroirehout the prov- ince the record of the government was an open book. Some of the neople's money had been spent, and never one dollar had gone into dishonest channels as had been the Sise' in Manitoba and Saskatchewan I The worst the Conservatives could 'charge was that some of the money mlElit have been spent to better ad: extra vote ballot. You are not limited' vantage, and that he to one extra ballot. If you can secure worth of subscriptions hy Sat- urday night ot tllis week, you will receive two of the Extra vote ballots- for J-1B.OW worth of subscrip- tions, you will receive three of. the Extra vole ballots, otc. These Extra vote ballots, are given in addition to the regular vote 1_J1 thousand prisoners taken by the British. .______ Bulletins From the War Fronts the workmen. In [leruu ter, nnd ormg or HUIHI mui" ihi> workmen r-vcryminB fact contest Dopnrtment of The Herald an eoinccl to n iiitate against makiir an you 8ecure them. W-o keep an accurate ,.Rcoi-d. and when you have brought He W (CONTINUED ON PiOK 3) MARKETS Spot wheat Local track wheat given ill addition to the regular vote December wheat............ schedule in force this week; also In oats addition to the Extra for the eati new subscriptions of a year or more. flax ew sus This spiondld offer will assist you 'in getting an excellent start. Start immediately and sec how many of those ERtra voto ballots you can se- cure, as this is an exceptional offer nnrlv reimir ui ..i.uiu, n.n. no Is an eXCCliI LTJ? 201% 58% 272 WEATHER i and 20 operators and to Ottawa. Tho demand for Premier Borden at twenty-five per llllHt.1115, elusion of the matter to the twenty- fifth day of the present month. alternative proposition lias added to the demand, which for the arrangement, for a committee of three of the miner's representatives, three from the oper- ators' association and three to be appointed hy ehe government to take up the matter of the high cost of liv- ing as effecting the miners' wages, the miners agreeing to abide by the decision of such a body, but they -will not sanction any delays in the ne- -Dilations, insisting uponn action at ance a decision to be reached by the twenty-fifth of tllis month- Nothing is said as to what action will be taken in case these demands are not accepted, but judging from the tone of tho men and the promptness of their action it would seem they are prepared to make some kind of a fight it necessary in order to obtain an increase In wages. RU8S SUBS ACTIVE Petrograd, vih London, Nov. 13. -Russian submarines have been active in.the Black Sea, near the Bosphorui. One steamer was de- a ichooner was sunk and another; schooner, according to the Russian official sued today, taken to Sebas- topol. AIR RAiDS London, Nov. success- ful air raids have been carried out by aircraft operating with the BMtllh forces in Egypt, says "the official announcement loony. Points' raided were and Briiaha. One ton of high ex- plosives was dropped. Two Fok- ker machines were brought down by the raiding aeroplanes, all of wliich returned safely, BOMB NAVAL WORKS London, Nov. .13.-A squadron of Brlllah naval aeroplanes drop- ped a large number of bombs on the naval works In the harbor, of Ostend and on the wharves ami vessels there, ac- cording .to .official statement'lulled Aoday. PATRIOTIC FUND CAMPAIGN. OPENS Tomorrow morning the big Patriotic Fund campaign starts in real earnest, for the canras- sers will start out. on their rounds and will call on every- one to help the good THE POPE WILL PROTEST es urging generosity to the fund were given in all the churches. Tonight the com- mittee meets in the Board of Trade building for its r'nal rally before going out after tho money. FRENCH ON OFFENSIVE Berlin, via Sayville, Nov. Attempts of the entente troops to advance between the Anere and the Somme Sunday were, broken .up by German artillery fire, the war office announced today. In upper Alsace, the French took the offensive but their ef- forts to advance failed compute- ly. J Paris, Nov. 13.--Dis- 11 patches from Rome that the Pope is about to send a note to Germany protest- ing strongly the reported whole- sale deportation of the Belgians. Disr patches say that this decision of-the. Pon- tiff became known semi-of Koially in the [Vatican; ;