Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
TUESDAY, SEITEMBKR THIRD ATTEMPT TO BE MADE TO COMPLETE glBEC BRIDGE ______ Responsibility for Disaster Has Yet to 0 Be May Have to U Bear of Lifting Span Is Clear Quebec, Sept. St. Law- Tence Bridge Company and the Que- bec bridge 'commission are conduct- ing u joint investigation today into the collapse of the central span of the Quebec cantilever bridge over the St. Lawrence river, while It was be- ing hoisted Into position on Monday. The death list remains at 11. The nccounts of the survivors of the dis- aster and spectators vary, some hold- ing that' the span itself buckled first, and others that the hoisting supports did not work uniformly, thereby throwing too much strain on the sup- Dorts. Engineers in charge .of construction work said today that as soon as the cause of the accident is .ascertained of either re-cbnstructiuE a new span or raising the collapsed span be immediately undertaken. It was estimated the work will cost The opening of the bridge, scheduled lor next spring, has been indefinitely postponed. The fallen span did not block the ship channel and the resumption of navigation by ocean going vessels was permitted. Under the terms of the contract it undoubtedly falls the St. Law- rence Bridge Company, but "whether or not the company will be called upon to bear the whole burden de- pends upon future developments and the placing of the responsibility for the failure of-the company and its engineers who placed the centre span in position. It is absolutely certain that a third attempt will be made, to complete the bridge, and the probability of the span being lifted from the.bottom of the river by hydraulic jacks installed on the bridge to place the span in position is being discussed. Likely to be Official Inquiry Ottawa, Sept. Frank Cochrane, minister of railways, who returned today from Quebec, said it had riot been decided as to what form the inquiry in the Quebec bridge dis- aster will tike. He will attend a meeting of the cabinet council this afternoon at which the matter will be discussed. The first thing to be done is to send divers down to in- spect the sunken span, with the ob- ject of ascertaining, possible, the cause of the accident. Officials of the marine department announced that (CONTINUED ON P-AOE 3) And Also Sat in Alberta's First Two Simpson Dead Calgary, Sept. A. aimpson. Widely known throughout the province of Alberta and for many years mem- ber of the territorial legislature and member of the first and second legis- latures of the province of Alberta, died suddenly at his home in Innisfail yesterday, lie .was walking into the house at.dinner time, shortly after 1 o'clock and fvll down as if in a stroke, a blood vessel of 'th'e brain was ruptur- ed and he'died a few hours later. Mr. Sitnpson, wfio was a staunch Liberal and'had.been deputy, speaker of defeated by a narrow margin in the election of 1913. He was born in Peel county, On- came west from Bruce coun- ty. He': was'first elected to the Old Territorial legislature in 1894, 'He Was a lumber merchant at Innisfaii. In religion he was a Presbyterian. GET INTO COURT Regina, Sask., Sept. J. A. McDonough and Mrs. Latricia Adam- son, both well known women here, ap- peared in police court this morning to answer the charge of theft of silver- ware, hnen and other articles from a local house The cases were remand- ed until Thursday A. Allan Fisher appeared to defend Mrs. Adamson and Hy 'MnpDonald, K.C for Mrs. McDon- ough The latter had been a member of the, choir of the Metropolitan church, a fashionable Methodist chuich, for several years. Her hus- band is Jn Masonic circles. London, Sept; following official ttatement given out .to- day: "Monday evening our" heavy artillery caused two large conflagra- tions in tho enemy's ammunition de- pot at Grand Court. There was some hostile artillery actjvity during the night against our lines between Del- vllle Wood and Mouquet Farm Other- wise there were no developments.' French Report -Paris, via Condon, Sept. "South of the Sordine an enemy at- tack against one of our trenches east of repulsed by the says today's com- munication. "We occupied a German trerich south- of Bicoy. Cemetery. Elsewhere there was the usual cannonading." BALLOT BOXES (Special to the Herald) Fernie, Sept. hod been made to take tlie. votes of- the soidiers here and at Morrissey today, but a reversal of the history of ballot boxes in. this district brought about the failure of the boxes to reach here and the election had to be postponed, pending the finding of'the lost boxps. This mishap may necessitate the post- poning of the taking of the soldiers vote until, after the'election which takes place Thursday. A meeting called in. the interest of the Bowser -candidates-Mr. Thomas Up- hllli was held at Coal Creek last night. at 'which .Mr. Fisher-was invited, to be present. It proved to be more of a Fisher meeting than an Uphill gath. .ering. It was uphill work Cor the government candidate to wrestle" with the Workmen's Compensation Act :in an effort to give the full credit of that piece of legislation to the .Bowser legislation. ONE OF BIGGEST PA Y ROLLS 'IN THE HISTORY OF CITY IS DUE NEXT SATLRDAY Lethbrldge on Friday and Saturday of this wedk have one of the largest pay rolls in its history. On Friday the C. P. R, monthly pay cheques ire distributed as well as the cheques of city employees who are paid fortnightly, ion Saturday the Gait, Chfhook and Lethbrldge Collier- ies all pai1 their men This will he the first nay under the new wage schedule in which the mon have worked full time Last pav day they got chc-gass the. qf wages :but many of the men Mad forked only' a few dayn became 01 the pithead strike durln'githe disturbance preceding the (ranting, new wage, schedule. During the two weeks, however, rov- ered by this pay, the men worked every shift ami it is. stated that .many of the contract miners will draw for.the fortnight's work. They aro get- ting out an enormous'amount of conl for the number of men employed and consequently the pay' is iarga. The mine payroll for the should reach the Tho operators stiircomplaln'of the lack of men to fill ihc demand, while orders continue to In in ever- increasing numbers.. The coal busin- ess Is better todaynthan it has over been in the history of the, field. Winnipeg, Sepl. u nionlli of inspccioi) tlie Free Press commercial editor places Ihc eslimale of llic wheat crop of Ihe llirec prairie provinces al from to bushels. This is, roughly, bushels for Sasluftche wan, bushels i'oi Manitoba, mid bush- els upward for Alberta, tliu; making the yield 12 bushels to the acre for Manitoba and 15 bushels to the acre for Saskatch cwan. In Alberta there is no doubt that the bulk of acres in wheat is south.of the main line of the Canadian Pacl fie railway, and 25 'bushels to the acre is a fairly conservative estimate for that territory It will probably run much highei arid may reach a 30 bushel aver; age, adds the Free Press. No definite estimate, of the yield could be made in the. nortl: owing to the very spotted condi- tions, but' it is safe- to assume that there will be sufficient oul of the north to bring the yielti of the province up to thirty-live or possibly forty million bush- els. Petrograd, via London, Sept. 12 New successes for the Russians in the Carpathians are announced by the war office today. Several Bialy Cheromosh region, near the Bukbwina border, were taken and held and Kapul Mountain, to the south, also was" captured, together with nearly 1000 prisoners. GENERAL SARKAIL TO STRIKE WITH RUSSIANS ROGMS SUGGESTED BOOSTING OF TENDER REVELATION AT AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE INQUIRt AT PAID FOR CON- TRIBUTlON TO TORY CAMPAIGN FUND 12.-W. H. Carter, of the contracting firm of Carter, Halls, A.ldlnger, today before the Agricultural College Commnsion that he had madtTeontrlbutlons to the campaign Coniervativi or- qamzationt for Dominion and Provinc- ial purpoiet. Cairter, Halli, and Al- dlnger had cwrtriiets for much of the work on, thr'agricultural college. The being vnttr in- veitigation today. "Shortly before; the Dominion, el- laid Mr. Carter, "Hon. Robert 'telephoned him and asked him if his tender on the power- house was not too laid perhapt it continued the witness and "he think the government can help you out." Original tender for the power house was at an amend- ed contractual was prepared, he said and signed. said Mr. Carter, "D. E. Sprague asked him for con- tributions, for- Conservative election fund. He paid Sprague at that time and he declared. Carter he had also made con- tributions to the provincial fund, making payments to Dr. R. M. Simp- son. He paid Dr. Simpson on 9, 1913; on November. 6, .1913 and a similar amount on March 13, 1914. These payments to Spra- guo and Simpson, he declared, were "pure and simple-contributions, to. the Dominion and Manitoba Conservative funds respectively." Payments he said, were'made by cheque and put through as though charged -to :contracts ,under way, though ,they'were not for payment of any account. '-'-1 Mr. Carter's examination by Hugh Phillips, for the government will con- tinue this afternoon. Spain Can't Keep Out of Big War Pans. Sept must de- cide in favor of one or.other of the groups pf belligerents in the opin- ion of Antonio Maura, former pre- mier and leader of the Conserva- tive party, according to news dis- patches from Madrid quoting an address delivered tjy Senor Maura. URGED TO INVEST Berlin, via Sajville, Sept. bishop Dalbor, of the archdiocese of Gnesen-Posen, has instructed the clergy to invest as much as possible or the funds .of their churches in the new'German war loan, the Overseas News Agency says. AskZaimis To Take It Back 'Reuter dis- patch from Athens says that the report that Premier Zaimis has tendered his resignation is offi- cially confirmed and that every effort1- is being; made to persuade him RAILROAD BUILDER'S WILL St Paul, Sept B Stick ney, railroad builder, who died August 9, left an estate estimated at ?4JO 000 according to a will admitted to probate today. -Personal property const! tutes chiefly in stocks bonds. '.Sevcih. children and the wid- ow will share the estate equally MANY DISTRICTS ESTIMATE CROP WILL YIELD AS WEL AS LAST YEAR British Have Crossed Struma and Captured Trenches on East Bank- French Take Two Mile gress Reported in Servian Campaign London, Sept. p.m.) new offensive of the entente allies on the Macedonian front has resulted in the defeat of Bulgarians, says a dispatch from Athens. The Bulgarians sus- tained cnornions'losses in a hatlle of hours and are retreating, pursued by the allies. BRITISH CROSS STRUMA London, Sept. troops co-operating with (lie British in the offensive on the Slrunia front in Greek Macedonia, have raptured village from the Bulgarians, it was announced officially today. The British forces which crossed the river, have seized Bulgarian trenches on ihe east bank, FRENCH CAPTURE POSITIONS Paris, Sept. French troops on the Macedonian front taking the offensive against the Bulgarians, have captured all their opponents' positions on a front of two miles to a depth of. about 800 yards, it was announced officially. WILL ISOLATE CENTRAL EMPIRES London, Sept. allies have carried out an invasion of Serbia, sweeping outward from Orosova over the identical course, the Teutons took in their whirlwind campaign through the little kingdom, as far as Negotin, seven miles inside the Serbian border, occupying the town, according to an Athens dispatch of Sunday to the Daily News. Thus the first blow in the long-heralded allied campaign for the isolation of the Central Empires from Bulgaria and Turkey has been struck. Indeed, the Athens dispatch adds, that the Russp-Rumanian troops are ad- vancing toward the Berlin-Constantinople-Bagdad railway, and to reach it they Inive-lo coyer 60 more miles. OCCUPY FOUR VILLAGES London, Sept. li.p4jg.40 p.m.) British troop's in their" advance across -in driven (he Bulgarians" from four a war office slatc- merit of operations in Macedonia issued also repulsed strong counteivattacks. Warships Forced Bulgarians to Give Up Forts Paris, Sept. Petit Pa- risien says it learns from semi- official sources that the Bulgar- ians have evacuated all'the forts at the Greek seaport of Kavala, which they occupied last month. The forts are said to .have'been handed over "to the Greeks. They were of no military value to the Bulgarians, after the arrival.-of warships of the entente allies, whose guns now dominate Kavala. Elect Governor, Senators, and Representatives to Congress for Democrats E via Sept. Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria has now. assumed command over German ar- mies on the Somme front. He is en- trusted with the-general direction of operations against the Anglo-French offensive. All the troops assigned to this task are placed under his con- trol, malting possible tho .distribution of reserves and the employment or all means of war to the best advan- tage under a unified plan. Prince Rupprecht was the victor in tho battle, in the Lorraine, which crushed --and- repulsed .the French in .vaslon of .Germany in.1914. i'.S LIVES LOST Rome, Sent. total of 2.1.8 lives were lost .when the Italian dread- naught Leonardo de Vinci caught fire and blew up in the harbor of Taranto Italy, on August 2, says an'official admiralty statement today. _ __ Over Fifty Per Cent of the Will be General Districts Finished Damage of Any Kind Reported. The crop reports from Herald correspondents throhghout the south, indicate that over fifty per cent of the grain has been cut and that with good weather_the end of the week will see all but the very late fliflds in-stook. No threshing is- yet reported, but preparations are under way In most districts. Some districts estimate the yield as good as last year and In the case of the country east of MARKETS' Spot wheat................ Track wheat 15214 October wheat October oatt 6clober flax WEATHER High.....'.................. 70 Low...... 45 today and tomorrow, In tern- ftraturt, Coutts It to be better. No frost -damage is reported from any point in' the south Up to tne present there has not been a degree of frost registered in the country east, south east and north east of Lethbrldge. -There may have been a degree or two south west of the city, but only in iso- lated cases. BOW ISLAND Bow Island, Sept hum of the binder is heard on "all sides these dajs and the farmers are busy catting their and among them would do the eves good to see the splendid fields of grain in 'his vicin ity A visit to the experimental station shows somo very heavy yields on dif- ferent plots of land, one piece of grain using .10 pounds of twine on five acres and anothei nearly as heavy Albert Whitney has a good field of grain that, promises at least thirty five busheis per ,u.ro, and Charley ON 31 Portland, Sept. oughness of the Republican victory St the polls emphasized as the returns trom isolated and plantations straggled in today. The revised figures place the plu- rality of Governor Elect Carl D Atil- liken, Republican, ov-ei Governor Oak ley C Curtfs, at Tile returns from the border show that the mem bers of the Jnd M infantrj cast a total vote of -170i of which Milliken received 300 Pluralities for the who will send a solid delegation; to Coiv giess, were practically unchanged from the figuies of last night The Republicans, who have held the majonty in the stats Senate, Mill control both houses The revised vote for governor, United States sen- ators and congressmen follows Governor Milliken Curtis United States Senatois Halo (Re- publican) Pernald (Republi- can) Johnson (Democlat) 273; Sillo (Democrat) Representatives Goodall (Republi- can) Stevens (Democrat) 103, White (Republican) Me Oillicnddy (Democrat) Petcis (Republican) Danker (Demo- crat) Hersey (Republican) Pierce (Democrat) ;'f Calgary, Sept. 12. That western farmers who have given seed graiu liens to the government and have, not discharged' their indebtedness shall be given until Jims 36, 1917, to pay up and after that date the holder oP a mortgage on their property may! pay off. the lieu and add the amount to the mortgage at the named rate- ot interest, was the unanimous vote of a conference held here under the auspices of the Calgary board at trade to go into the whole, matter ofi seed grain liens The Dominion government was represented at the conference by W, Cory, deputy minister of -the iu- terior, and the Provincial, government bj Premier A L Sifton The United Farmers of Alberta- were represented. by President H. W. Wood, and there were also present reuresentatiyea from other Alberta municipalities and boards of trade, of the Canadian Pa-; cific railuaj, tile moitgage and loan companies and the banking interests, During the w Inter of 914 15 tha Dominion government advanced some OQO ior seed grpm and gro- ceries and other supplies for settlers, spcuied bj one >eai lien notes, 'tmioh were made a first charge upon the ON PAQL, THREE) SMOKES CIGARS AT AGE OF FOUR Greemille, N C, Sept Recovering from an attack of 4 infantile Charlie Ed 4 wards, the 4-jeax-old son of -Mr and 'Irs E S Edwards, has developed an unusual like- 4 -ness-for tobacco. His parents took the boy to Newbern, S. C, for treatment, but physicians do not know how they can cure his taste for tobacco until he is fully re- covered irom .tho paralysis. 4 v C1 Charlie today insisted aon' 4 smoking a cigar while hlijpar ents had him out on the streets 4 t- of Newhern His parents.de- 4 clare he consumes a day. s _'