Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME DECEMBER 1908 NUMBER It GO BACK If WANTED OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE KILLED Deposed President Of Venezuela Talk in Berlin Castro left the hospital and returned to Esplan ade this He granted an interview to the Associated Piess correspondent The former president was asked if there was any truth in the statement published in the various papers to the effect that he had left Venezuela knowing what was going to Senor Castro who already greatly irritated over unfounded reports concerning his movements and affairs at first refused to discuss the matter and then calm ly made the following for had I even suspected such a thing I would have remained in even had my life been imperiled through ill health because I have been and am now a slave to honor and The only fear I have is the fear of It is rumored that Venezuela will your extradition from Ger many in order to indict Castro was I do not consider that replied since no such con vention is in existence between zuela and The only con vention between the two relates to trade marks and is dated Ex tradition treaties exist only with Bel Spain and But even supposing such an intention only theslightest hint is and I am willing to go to Venezuela and prove my political CITY AND Twentyfive empty stock cars have gone forward to Raymond this morn ing to be liadod with the finest cat tle for the Spokane flyer ie report ed off the track at The auxil liory headed by Trainmaster Hobkirk left for the scene of action at ten A wire was received this morning from the sister of the unfortunate man who met his death in such a sudden manner Lydia Ilurd telegraphs asking that the Chief take charge of the body and stating that she was taking train at oncexto come to On Christmas morning Miss Judy Hatch in the capacity of Santa Claus carried a shower or rather a down pour of gifts to iliss Helen McKillop who on account of illness has for some weeks confined to her room The loving remembrances were from school teachers and oth er friends who had missed her from their The gifts were both useful and In the room was a beautiful Christmas tree brought from its mountain home shedding its ONE OF WORST CALAMITIES EVER KNOWN The Earthquake and Tidal Wave In Italy One Of the Moat Disastrous In the Worlds Annals Scores Of Towns Were Practically Wiped Off the Face Of the Earth REVISING THE spicy And Christmas was the spirit of DONATIONS TO The Gait Hospital wishes io ac knowledge the following Christinas box Burns and two turkeys Piche and Mir tur key and goose the Bentley case of oranges case of or anges the Jobbing candy and oranged Roderick and Gordon Mac books case of or anges keg of grapes flowers Higinbotham and candy ABE RUEF IS GIVEN LONG TERM San Francisco Boss Gets Fourteen Years San formerly poUiicsl of San today was sentenc edto fourteenyearsin the son at San Sentence was pronounced by Judge Trawler who presided over Huefs trial on the charge of bribing a member of the Schmidt board of supervisors in the are1 pouring into Catania by stoam They are siupi lied with terror and Some of them appear almost insane from the horron through which they have Jn the beginning they could only has been de vastated the city has been annihilat They declare thftt thousands of nfented survivors yie still wandering among the ruins of the A wounded soldier said The spec tacle is terrific beyond Dantes Inferno gives you but a faint idea as to what happened yesterday morn ing at The first shock came before the sun had The shock shook the city very The houses began to and those us who were not killed at once made sour way over the undulating floors to the Beams were crushing down through the rooms The streets were equally I found the streets blocked by i falling chimneys bell and entire walls had been thrown From every side of me arose the screams and moans of tho The people were half mad with excitement and Most of them had rushed out in their night In a little while we were all shivering under a downpour of Everywhere there were dead bod ies disfigured and mutilated in the I could see arms and legs waving from every quarter Came Piteous Wails and appeals for The portion of the town that was nearest the writer initndited by the tidal reached to the shoulders of the and swept that The City the and other and the barracks and the churches and dwellings without number were lit off their feet UB they rushed to the Contul a United States Consul at and his wife are supposed toj have been killed by the earthquake according to advices received by the State Department tonight from Vice Coasul Stewart Half Population the popula tion of Calabria a ad the eastern part of Sicily are The other half is As the great extent of the terrific disturbance becomes apparent it seems impossible to ex aggerate the horrors which have fol lowed The calamity which has overwhelmed Italy is almost beyond the grasp the not only because of the now known to number tens of but be cause of the innumerable wounded buried in the many of whom will perish because it is impossible to rescue them from the wrecks of their former The whole of actually share in all the sufferings of his no how risky they may People with tears in their eyes as sisted in the departure of Kuy and his devoted while a Vv pointing to his Majesty This is of the son of King who I remember risked his life amid the ruins of Casa Micciola CITY AND The Burns will build a block ut Medicine Jumta Marshall a former j resident of is dead at Great He was engaged in the tailoring and 85 years of He located in Great Falls years The day before Christmas as and Russel and of Gra were a runaway team attached to with the result that the entire party was thrown Russell having his collar bone broken and Mrs Russell receiving injuries over Hie Tiie baby also received slight Among the wreaths from friends on the casket containing the remains of the late Harold Hayr were the fol lowing from tho brother and Possibility Of Adopt ing Preferential Treatment when it was destroyed by an eaTtiv sisters In ever loving and stood at the death rtnd ftnd Miss With jf Naples during the cholera j Sincere and of The victims in Naples j pred Downer With Sincere Sympa of an overhead trolley fran erally razed to the chise to the United At a railroad station 8 out ui 20 employees have been accounted THREW HIMSELF ON Many Who succeeded in escaping with unknown man Hves are incapable of relating Italy is absolutely and on the scene of the disaster the bulk of the people are demented with the suddenness and extent of the The total number of victims is variously estimated from to Rulers on the When King Victor and the Queen arrived at Messinn today touching scenes were enacted their Majes ties made their way into the ruined The scene of disaster and hor ror was too much for the who almost Crowds of terror stricken persons swarmed about the royal themselves in the mud and screaming for pity and Many stories are related in connection with the The rescuers had to contend with a super stition so deep rooted in the Sicilian mind that in many instances injured men and women clung to the crumb ling refusing to let go their amounted to a thousand later personally directed the rescue work during the floods at Torpedo Boat The Matins Maples cones pendent says that several tor pedo were destroyed in the bor at Messina by the tidal wt in cidental to earthquake Giving further details the despatch says that between Messina and Ca tania ofthe pretty where the Theocrites laid the scene of iiis leuderest are terriV meaning incalculable The Matin estimates the total num ber ofearthquake victims at and Miss In and Un derwood With Sincerest Sympathy With Deepest Sym and Louis With Deepest HEAVY FINES SN NEW ONTARIO sensational roundup of the outlawry in Northern Ontario has Ljen and one days record of 47 convictions is esj tablished by Magisvfrate Eight men were fined in nil for selling liquor without Sev eral women were fined for keep ing disordery 29 in mates paid and three frequent In addition to that 36 wo were sentenced to six months in the Mercer The roundHp covered Vermillion and Jaffray and was made on the complaints of committed suicide last night by de liberately throwing himself on the tracks of the north bound Belt Line car at Sherbourne He was cut to DEATH AT Consul here and secretary of the of died last night from He was well known through the COMING TO Du for seventeen years pastor of Valleyficld Presbyterian has received a call to Norwood and will likely their experiences I questioned all who were in a condition to Most of them told the same They said the first thing they knew they were thrown out of bed and saw the ceilings crash and the furniture Then in The Blackness of Night and amid a pouring rain that added to their horror arid they rushed blindly away amid the crash of tumbling towers and the shrieks and groans of those buried in the Many were struck down while trying to escape by falling balconies and and still many others ELECTORS EXPRESS OPINION ABOUT A NEW TOWN TWO MEN KILLED AT WINNIPEG ex cavating sewers in Fort Rouge suburb yesterday afternoon a large piece of frozen earth fell on the men in killing Joseph Russian Ma and badly injuring Nnkola Funds to be Taking piuiniA c tion in the name of Italys eartLqush a great national has beesn formed to collect funds for their The committee is head iid by the Duke of in cluding the Presidents of the and the Chamber cf the Mayor of and all men in the leading Ths subscription list has been contributed by and mercial and the papers have opened toldiers The latest concerning the earthquake from Reggio says that several IN THE GRIP OF A VIOLENT STORM Much Suffering Exists All Over Great Britain tor a revised tariff bill were resumed today by the sub committee of the louse Ways and Means lundreds of ieUere and briefs are eing received by the committee daily equestiug various The tariff framers are giving much onsideration to the maximum and minimum duties Although ho United States was the first to ntroduce this method of securing fa treatment in trade with oth r it has never applied the principle to more than a few vhile several countries have made it cover If a max muui and minimum bill becomes law t will be possible for the president o extend the benefit of the TrimmuTn duty to those countries which give to this country the benefit of their dif erential Great secure the benefit of the United States minimum because no duties are levied on Germany and France each which haa a maximum and minimum tariff law would probably offer to grant the United States their low schedule of duties if the same privilege is extender to their export Nothing definite has been decid ed by the Ways and Heans committee as to the basis of the maximum and minimum but its deferential would be a twenty per who of the United Kingdom is in the gri TJL violent blizzard whichhas rfege fortyeight The Northern rai way service and street car traffic ha been Many towns ar and numerous accidents an deaths exposure have been re ported as well as several shipping ca and seek a safer Asfurther facts concerning stricken Messina become they cor roborate in every detail the worst fear heretofore The cathe municipality the bar and the prisons are vll de and presumably all the smaller buildings sbired the same Of two hundred and railway employees in the station at only eight are known to have while at Reggio the silence of death leaves to the imag ination the terrible havoc wrought by the catastrophe with the horrible in rush of the The swallowing up of the crushing of and the destruction of bridges and ueairucuon 01 orioges ana v ost thcir and are today wan IThe sea became almost instantly i ff rn I ft trlTT in TliA TiAlHc Cl rf P I dering aimlessly in the fields outside the streets or upon the mined streets they knew so The looters and robbers were shot on sight by rifles in the hands of the TRUSTED CLERK 2W James a trusted employee of thn was a large gathering of ratepayers at the village at the final meeting of this years After routine business the chairman Knight invited expressions of opinion as to where it would be advisable to have the new if the town is to be The advantages and disadvantages were pointed out by those conversant with the topography of the new sur when a show of hands expressed the unanimous opinion that if pos sible the new townsite should bo west or northwest of the present and not on any account where there would le no no water more and where the town woyld Ixi just that much further away from its Various other matters were discussed and left in the hands of the such as placing the town on the west side of the track to avoid smoke and fire from securing compensation from the for village all the survivors of Messina to Ca The previous reports from the provinces of a number of villages de I with debris after the containing refuse of every description Dotted With Human When day dawned the entire shore line of the surrounding country was utterly changed in The coas line was almost entirely whili bf all the magnificent houses along hns been in charge of tho collection department in Winnipeg for some years was found dead in his room in the Touraine Block with a bul let hole in his had Ucn on a visit to his former home spending the Christmas holiday and returned to the city leav ing his wife in He is said to a defaulter to the company for several thousand levying taxes in tho meantime to be is The new village council will elected on Monday BIG HOTEL AT PORT of Port who is in town to snys he has completed arrange ments with Enilway for the erection of a hotel to cost a quar ter of n miilinn stroyed have been Traffic to the de struction tunnels and viaducts on the Mainland Railroad communi cation beyond a coast town sixteen miles northeast of is and a boat service is be ing established from Bapnaria to the The Kings party have arranged to proceed by automobilo when they can go no further by The Popo would like to go but this his physicians will not permit on account of his Premier Giolitli has appointed a national commission to the The presi dent rf the organization is the Duko of The Kin has made a gen rrmn comribmion to the relief Shock Lasted 23 Minister of Public Works Berolina and Minister of Jxistico Orlando have loft Rome for Sipnnr Or Uiuio is a A report of toch oHsorvsi tory at Mfssjna says thf earthquake iaeirn for Twentythree seconds It accompanied by remarkable atmospheric Tho sur charged air was filled with sparks and flashes of which up until tho heavens scorned The the only a few tottering ruin From these ruins from time to time sprang sheets o flame and King Victor Emmanuel and th who left yesterday for th scene of the have won th heartfelt thanks and golden opinion of their subjects by continuing thi novel manner the tradition of th House of whkh make the serious loss of London covered with a raantio of snow i eral inches in while in Scot land and the nortn oi snow THE CONTEST IN Stev fly and Fred Darch were nominated for the here GETS JOB ex has been appointed Indian agent at d red and members of the ualties but unfortunately unattendec lice while many others T At three b tfi bodies have been taken from J while several re buried nt Wrecking Train Delayed wrecking trin telegraph and telephone lines in all esputched Messina in ihe j directions have been suspended and iope of aiding the earthquake outdoor labor has Farui drifts block the roads and The cross channel services and the rs was forced to return unable to go farther than ibout ten miles of the stricken city account of the tracks being de ers are suffering severely in the loss of cattle and The Scotland bound from is sncw ed up eighteen miles from Aberdeen The engineer said that aK and the passengers were forced to he houses along the he effects of the showed Upend the night there on The London Express for Aberdeen hod a COLD WAVE IN Europe is in the rrip of an exceptionally cold France has experienced a veritable accompanied by a heavy fall of THE H A NT i LTD N Bailey and MacLaren were nomi nated today for the Another slight earthquake early last ind it caused a terrible population invaded the church carried out images of the scattered and then in procession through the nu ploring a cessation of the Many are in danger of starvation in All bring refugees by the hundreds the devastated Messina Wiped Premier Li received a telegram from Signor T a deputy at up the situation as follows j majority Of prizes for spring wheat at sine is completely destroyed cd to the The victims be numbered by tho tens The wm h FALL WHEAT AT MEDICINE HAT MANY FARMERS PUT IN EXTEN SIVE ACREAGE FOR Medicine Times For the post two years the Medicine Hat district has Ptcured the A BIG is uirdirstood thai the question of the of the Parliament uLs at a meeting of tha Ontario Cabinet The cost of the it is will be about two million CHIEF OF POLICE STARTED FIRE still is completing the de struction of the Salvage imple firemen and soldiers sent instantly disaster the wildest 35 Towns NVws reaching the districts in Calabria indJ 35 towns and the provincial seed first at Ed monton and laterat This was a groat advertisement for the dis trict as the best wheat in Alberta was the best wheat in tho SNOOTS BODY WAS RECOVERED tho hear ing of thi Molono ctM yesterday Con stable Wilkins was the only witness Tie was with Chief Ma lone when Sevcrcs store was burglar ized and when Martins store was en tered and dexJnred hat some piano draperies wore stolen ami divided in Dangerous to been wiped with tho number dead in that district exoocung The few survivors nro wiUi and have fled to the mountain where they are But no attempt has been made in the district to raise fall Until none had been planted as it I feared that the light snows would not bo sufficient Howev er last year Corbett plant ed a large field of it and the I are so gone that a number have gone in for I The body of Frank of the Circle who was last July near the crossing at Ful was recovered in the Little Bow north of The remains were identified and brought to Taber by the Mounted The recovery of the body will enable the de sister in to claim his insurance of in the Woodmen of the TOMMY BURNS A HARD LOSER Th the roots and the bark volcano is sens around the island are very who was defeated at Sydney on box day by Jack Johnson fcr the h of the earth appeared suddenly to These phenomena were fol lowed by distinct lateral oscillations that threw tho panicstrioken people knew that juaionei i lire to Mmldcns the fair at Palermo ground West and Peacheys boiler Martins Scholi crrri to ers grocery I Slr VVilkins swore positively that Ma lono forced him into criminal acts on threats of his Malone told him that if he talked of the joint acts his i victims in Sicily um o him to pro immediately to help Among those who have done so are Corbett with 140 BabhingioA Zahnis j er 50 Lettcrer 30 merman 40 40 j Middlcton 30 heavyweight championship has cabl FlawKc 40 r0 acres j od a paper as fos and several j The wheat hns cume up in fine swmds influenced tho and is looking perfect A j police in the I wus through the Cardston Over a Hundred Inni latest estimates today feared that the total number xnu where Johnson was life would not IK worth the smifT of more than and Cniabria a remanded for damage to properly will bo trial rvrt of hundred the groat fall wheat crops have been says that not u field in that district equals any field he nas seen fall there was a great deal of j moisture here and just at the right There is no doubt about it edicine Hat is destined to be prize fall wheat growing district nmi a The will show everything I am willing to fight Johnson again and can beat Methodist minister at Port ist a grsest at the parsonage Coofc to the West to his sons tho ns well rts ihe first in spring in business at
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.