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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta ProriBcUi Llbmy DM e Daily Herald VOLUME 2. LETH5HIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER .14, 1908. NO. 3. THREW BOMB ON CHICAGO STREET Two Buildings Are Wrecked and People Hurt Chicago, Dec. buildings were wrecked, several "persons 'are believed to have buen killed and win- dows were shattered for block around by a terrific explosion of a' bomb in an alley in Wabash Ave. near Sixteenth St.. tonight. The wrecked builllings adjoining the Coliseum, where the first ward Democratic ball, an annual event, against the holding of which this year much opposition has been made is scheduled to be held tomorrow night. The police are working on the theory that the bomb thrower de- signed to frighten people from going to the Coliseum and thus prevent the will.7' i The report of the explosion was heard for a mile. The congregations of the churches adjoining the Coli- seum and people from several near- by hotels rushed to the scene ex- citedly. The building collapsed and took fire. The fire leaped across a vacant lot and spread to another frame building which was also wrecked. l; Properties of the Coliseum stored in the building, were fuel for the flames. It was reported tliiit men had entered one of.the buildings a short time before the explosion. HOLD UP STREET RAILWAY Brantford, Ont., Dec. city council has decided to refuse a re-