Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUME It, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1906. NUMBER 16. TEAM FROM EDMONTON LOSES In The Stanley Cup Series at Mon- treal DATE OF TIDAL WAVE AND EARTHQUAKE CAUSE A TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE 4: BYE-ELECTIOH. Dec. challengers for the Stanley Cup, were defeated tonight in the first of two games with the champion Wander ors by a score 7 goals to 3. The Edmonton team started out well, anc had the better of the play in the first half, scoring three goals to Wander srt' two. In the second half they were outplayed from the stint anc in 8 minutes Wanderer? scored the .goal that tied the score, they toot the lead in 12 minutes, and then tal lied three more goals in a short time The chances of the Western team were considerably weakened by an injury to Phillips. Phillips, near the end of the firs half, during' which: he "had playe brilliant hockey, was struck over th foot, and for the rest of the gam played in great pain. As he was also] not in the -best of condition he; weakened the Edmonton line. Petrie, on the defence, was also not up.to form. The rest of the players play- ed good hockey throughout the'game, although all showed lack oi condi- tion, and were smothered by the Wanderers in the closing. stages of the game. Wanderers checked hard with stick and body in the first half, and the effects of this was soon visi- ble in the second period of play. The game, however, was not rough, three players from each side were bench- ed in the first half, and one each in the .second. The penalty time total- ed for each team 18 minutes. Harry the ex-Wanderer player, star- red for Wanderers, scoring th- seven goals. Upwards of wit- nessed the game. The players were: goal; Patrick, cover; Whitecroft, ro- ver; Vair, centre; Phillips, right wing; McNamara, left wing. goal Boss poifit; Petrie, cover; Whitcroft, .1 ro- ver; Glass, centre; Johnson, right wing; Gardner, left wing. Bowie andxC. Xirbv. Edmonton, Ifcc. The writ was issued today for the Lethbridge by ejection. take place' on January the 8th, election January the 19th. Richard V; Gibbons, Lethbridge, is the returning officer, The Legislature is called to meet January tlie Hth. j.t__j- _____ .1 LUUU a follow Over Sixty Thousand People Killed At Points In Sicily -A Volcanic Eruption Occurs Other Places Suffer ._ IB election will tis ses sion of Piu-iamerit. DOUBLE MURDER ONTARIO Syrian Merchant and a Woman KiBed By Former's feotkcr Hawkesbury, Ont., Dec. dou- }lo shooting affray occurred here this evening in which a. leading merchant s fatally injured, and a woman so badly hurt that she is not expected to live. The victim, J. M. Assaly, a wealthy Assyrian merchant, conduct- ed a drygoods store .and was also in- terested in a moving picture enter- prise with W. A. McGree., of this place. The assailant was his brother while the second victim is a' young woman, a friend of the two Assaly recently arrived from Asfiy- Rorne, Dec. Italy and the Island of Sicily hive been vsstt- jtd by an appalling calamity, the extent -of which cannot yet be grasp- ed. An earthquake yetierday morn- ing wrecked city after city, and oblit- erated smaller towns and without number. Tonight a tidal wave swept along the Straits of Mes- sina, and added to the horror, drown- ing the 'people in their helplessness and panic. t Fire complete the work of destruction. Fire broke .out in the devastated cities, and countless num bers of wounded men and women with children were burned to death. Any adequate estimate of the total losses 5t yet impossible, but the Roma Tribuna places the number somewhere between sixty and seventy thousand, and; the horror and de- structivenets probably exceed any earthquake since Reports of heavy loss of life are coming in every hour from city and town, and nearly every village in the stricken zone, and the story in its detail has only begun to be told. The horror grows as further reports come in. U. S. FLEET IN RED SEA. Perim, Arabia, Dec. erican scout cruiser Yankton arriv- Awful Death Roll. Rome, Dec. disaster in the Province of Calabria and the Is- c. lollies and valuables from the corpses of the victims. They wore not deterred by the flames that broke out in several sections of the city, but took advantage of the lijffht for their vandalism. "The night in Messina was of horror Fire, robbery, dead arid dying on every hand, the city in the utmost confu- sion, and the people panic stricken and under spell of terror. Troops began to pour into Messina last night, and this morning'' a number of steamers arrived from the peninsula with soldiers on board. Patrols'were at once efforts made to bring some Border into the situa- tion. Work of Rescue. Bands of citizens VerV formed and helped heroically in the work o'i rescue. Many courageous acts were performed and citizens ulike. In some cases the rescuers themselves lost their lives in: trying' to help" others.; Towards morning several of the worst fires were ex- tinguished, the: looting was under partial and comparative or- der obtained. Everything possible is'being done to succor the wounded, but the relief measures are still entirely inadequate. owing to ihe immensity of the disaster. The finest palaces, churches and theatres of Mesartna are now of ruins. Countless dead bodies are [scattered through the.. and .decompo- sition will doubtless bring pestilence the harbor of Catania. At Rosto the tidal wave was 35 feet high, swept in with appalling power, and lasted forty-two seconds. ..Rome, Dec. Gioletti has received a telegram from Deputy Felico, at Messina, continuing pre- vious reports of the complete destruc- tion of Messina by fire following the earthquake. The Deputy says that the dead at Messina, will be counted by the tens of thousands. Foreigners Killed. Dec. from Messina say there were 100 foreign- ers in the Hotel Trinacria, and that they all lost their lives. The hotel has been completely obliterated. It was one of the best in the city, and patronized -almost exclusively by tourists. It situated in the Via Garibaldi. King Goes to Scene. Naples, Dec. Victor Em- manuel will proceed at once to Cal- abria and Sicily and do all in his power to further'the work of rescue. He has ordered a special train to be prepared and this will take him as near as possible to the scene of dis- aster. From this point His Majesty will make use of any transportation facilities available to get into Reggio and Messina. It is reported here that the pefcct of Reggio was killed in the earthquake und an inspector general from the home office in Rome.. NOT A CANDIDATE. Aid. W. Oliver, when inter- viewed ihis morning with re- gard to the rumor that he was Aid. W. Oliver, when inter- viewed ihis morning with re- gard to the rumor that he was running on an Independent platform at the coming bye- election, flatly contradicted all statements to that effect. "It is not .my intention to stand for said Mr. Oli- ver, "and in fact I am .going io the "coast" "on the 6th of January, and so shall not be 'here." STRATHCONA NOT GOING TO RESIGN Hon. Rudolphe Le- mieux Denies the Report LIBERALS WON EVERY SEAT staggering proportions. Each suc- cessive report received from the stricken region makes it more appar- ent that the first stories of the wide- spread destruction were little if any exaggerated., Messina alone reports v victims, but it. is feared that ed here this; morning irom Colombo. She reported that the United States battleship fleet under Rear Admiral Sperry will pass here and enter the Red Sea at noon today, and that the vessels are due at Suez January 3, two davs ahead of schedule. CITY AND DISTRICT. Mrs. D. H. Elton will not receive during the winter months. J. W. Secley will build a residence on Round St. "Kid" Ho well, wearing the laurels of victory, arrived in the city Tabcr last night. from Four Bye Elections In the Quebec Province Montreal, Dec. Lemieux was in tha cily today fnr the first time since liis return i-i m England, and took advantage of the occasion to give an emphatic denial to the rumors that have been circulat ing through the press to the effect that Lord Strathcona intends resign- ing from the Canadian high conunis- sionership in England. The story has been widely circulat- ed, both in England and Canada and the' United States that Lord Stt'ath- cona was shortly to retire and tiiat the succession of the high commission ership had been offered to Sir H. Mon taguo Allen, of Montreal. Masonic Officers Were Installed meeting for the installation of the newly elected and appointed officers of North Star Lodge ?To. 4 and Lethbridge Lodge No. 39, was held in the Masonic Hall last even- land of Sicily has today assumed add to the horrors of the situation. The devastation .-over the entire dis- trict was more or less complete. Part of the Province of Reggio de Cala- bria escaped. The disturbance was most severe .along: -the-'shores.; of- the Straits of Messina, 'pwhere are cities of Messina and; Reggio are situated. In more than one: town the shock caused, gas meters .to disastrous fires resulted.: ('-The flames helped greatly to swell tlie death list; The Tidal Wave. The Hidal wavelthat completed work .the earthquake was 32 feetliigh. telegraphy has been the greatest ;-assistance. in' getting reports "irom the region. A flying detachment of the navy, consisting 'of three of the best battleships, had. left. for a cruise on the Atlantic before the news of the disaster caine. They have been or- dered back by wireless. The tidal wave sank'numberless'small, boats in Twelve Thousand Dead. Dec. despatch from Wm. Randall and N. H. Nelson are jng. There was' a big gathering of in the city from Stirling on business' Masons, and the installation cero- today. monies were conducted by W. Bro. X. Saucier, Calgary, collector of In-' Fleet wood, Past D.D.G.M. The offi- lanci Revenue, is visiting in the city cers installed were as today. North Star Dr. J. S. Magistrate HcDougall and A. E. Ives have taken Stafford Block. Mr. and Mrs. offices in the new F. Kenny returned from Calgary yesterday after spend- ing Christinas with relatives in that city. Chas. Hansen of Calgary has tak-j en out, a permit for a hotel on Ford St. Stanley L. Chappcll will erect a residence on Burdctt St. Fred Downer is building a business block at Coleridge. N. T. Macleod states a laundry, bakery and coal trestle are now in the course of erection at that point. The debate on the question "Resolv- ed that woman sudrage would bene- fit the- British Empire" at tho A. .Y. P. A. meeting last night was well contested although the judges decided in favor of the affirmative, which was Stewart'; S.W., A. S. Ripley; J.W., V. Dooley; S.D., J. H. Fleetwood; J.D., J. Henderson; Treasurer, T. McNabb; Secretary, H. J. H. Skeith; Stewards, B. B. Hoyt and Phillips, Tyler, E. Chaplin. Lethbridge A. C. Messer; D. May; J.W., G. Whelan; Treasurer, J. T. Graham Secretary, G. V. Storkey; S.D., Frank J. McKeown; J.D., W. Wade; I.G., Dr. Ru.sk; Stewards, T. Williams and -Matheson; Tyler, E. Chaplin. After the installation refreshments were served, and the usual Masonic toast list gone through. The "pro- ceedings were interspersed with se- lections by Bros. E. A. Cunningham, Rev. J. S. Chivers, Prince, G. K. Johnston and others. this is only a partial list of the dead and 'wounded. Reports are coming in.from oilier.towns giving estimates' of dead therein from 500 to several thousands. Reggio" v still remains in its tragic isolation. It "is impossible 'to geiw.word_ Jrojn .the .stricken city, and the silence" gives rise to the most fearful apprehensions. News has come: from Messina, eight miles north of Reggio, but no reliable estimate of the dead are made; Shoot Robbers on Sight- Vandalism of the worst kind has broken out, and the Government has adopted the most energetic and se- vere measures for its repressior. Rob- bers and looters are shot on sight. The prison at Messina collapsed. Some of the prisoners were killed. The survivors made their escape and joined the hooligans, who were sack- ing the. city. Such confusion reign- ed that the robbers met with no re- sistance. The local chief of police lies dead in the rooms of his office. The barracks at Messina were de- molished. The commander of the troops was killed outright, and there are inany victims among the enlist- ed men. The. Government last night sent General Feira Di Cossatto, an array corps commander, to take fuU charge of the troops in the cleviist- nted territory. One of his first niea- will be to declare martial law. Palmero, says that the dead at Messina as a result of the earth- quake and tital wave of yesterday are estimated at twelve thousand. Scores are sti.l alive beneath the ruins of Montreal, Dec. bye-elec- tions for the Quebec Legislature were held today and in each case a support- er of the Gouin government was elect ed Two of the vacancies, St. Anni (Montreal; and Chateauguay, were caused by the unseating .for illegal practices by agents of the Conserva- tives elected last June. In Laval, T. Buril, member who was elected, was unseated for the same cause, and in Quebec Centre, the vacancy was caused by the appoint- ment of tho Liberal member to office. In Laval, Hon. P. E. Leblanc, lead- er'of the Opposition, who was defeat- ed last June, agaia went down to de-. feat. The St. Anns Walsh, Liberal defeated BIG LUMBER DEAL. Halifax, Dec. of the big- gest lumber deals in the history of the Maritime Provinces has been put through in England. The Alfred Dickie Lumber Co., in Nova Scotia, has passed to an English syndicate, headed by Sir Thomas Trowbridge, the chief promoter of the Black Sod steamship enterprise from Ireland to Canada. The price to be paid for the Dickie properties, which includes acres oi timber lands and 8 mills, is the city. Owing to the inadequacy 0'Council, Conservative by thirteen; of the means of rescue at hand, it will be impossible to reach these and bring them alive. Messina has a population of close on to one hund- red thousand people. Other despatch- es received here place the dead at Mes sina at even more appalling figures. The Tribune .publishes special tele-- gram ..saying the casualties will reach a total of! seventy-five thousand per- sons. This report has not been sub- stantiated. A Volcano Active. Catalina, Sicily, Dec. 29. Mount Aetna, 'the volcano a short distance from hero is th'is Chateauguay, Mercier, Liberal, defeat ed Desrosiers, Conservative, by one hundred; Quebec Centre, LecIaLr, Lib-j oral; defeated Lavigeur, Conservative! by one- hundred and twenty-five; La- val, Lavesque, Liberal defeated Lc- blixhc, Conservative. A PULP MILL. Syracuse, N.Y., Dec. West Coast Lumber and Pulp Company, composed of men in Syracuse and central New York, has been organ- ized, with a capital of to build mills and produce lumber and pulp in Newfoundland. They will stal-t operations at once. Canada Will Be Represented FERNIE BUILDING UP VERY RAPIDLY upheld by B. Cope. J. 13. Robinson and W. II. McLelland and. C.N.R. NEW LINE. Port Arthur, Ont., Dec. next project, which" must be put into active operation said D. D. Aid. David King supported the neg-j Mann, vice-president of the C.N.R., ativc. A good musical and literary programme was rendered. FUNERAL OF H. HAYR. The funeral of the late Harold Hayr took place this afternoon from the family residence to St. Augustin's church and thence to the Church England cemetery. Considering the weather, the attendance was quite jai'gt nnri representative, testifying i in, no small way to the regard inj which the young man was held in this city. There were a- number of beau- tiful noral tributes. Rev. J. S. Chi- vcrs conducted the Church of England service at the church and the Sons of England service earned out at th6 Thi> TnornUnrB thn lodge of the S. of E. alttr.ukd llio fu- neral in a body and six members of the order, Bros. T. A. W. J. Wade, A. Ely, F. W. Holbcrton and Ii. Farrts, a' f-s pall bearers. today, "is the building of a road from Port Arthur to Sudbury. This is an absolute and immediate essential. We are going to get after it right .away as soon as the next Parliament meets. We have to get assistance from the to build this line." A f LMCXVIV A J0.11U I A Terrible Night. The robbers pillaged the ruins of he shattered buildings, even stole Fernie, B.C., Dec. illustrate the wonderful growth of our city since the 1st of August it is -only ne- cessary to give the following-figures of the numbers of houses and busi- ness places that have been Annex...................... 110 Recreation grounds........... 82 Howland Avenue 142 Pellat nnd Victoria Avenues'.. 158 West Fernie 99 Business blocks.............. 63 Total 654 One building has also been erected on the.Park site. considerable activity ami the detona- tions, which be in this city. v, th ih't volume of smoke Tolling out of the crater, nave added to 'he. suttiic uf people According to the of josterday which wrought i ha- voc in Calabria nnri Sicily but a great eruption not expected. EARTHQUAKE IN KENTUCKY. Louisville, Dec. re- ceived here say that late Sunday night the western end of Kentucky visited by an earthquake shock. despatch from Hopkinsville states hat. a ball of fire was seen in that and following the phenomenon eismatic1 shocks were felt, and ad- oining counties also felt the disturb- nce. phenomena wi seismatic dist I London, patch received ;i -impnny vrolent A special iU here from Catazanro says that only a few thousands es- caped death or injury. Lieut. Gener- al Ficrio Di Cassatto has ordered that all looters and robbers be shot on sight. Martial law will be insti- tuted in the earthquake zone. The population of Reggio is placed at ab- out fifty thousand persons by the best authority. Ottawa, Dec. Canadian go- vernment is prepared to heartily co- operate with the United States in.the plan, proposed by President Roosevelt for an international conference with a view to taking joint action for the conservation of natural resources of all Korth America-: The. president's invitation to send representatives from Canada to a conference in Wai ington next February will be accept- ed and it is probable that the var- ious provinces of the Dominion, which have jurisdiction over timber, miner r-and; fisheries, within their own boundary, will be asked to name their respective representatives to accom- pany those that may be appointed di- rect by the federal government as del- egates to the conference. CRUSHED TO DEATH UNDER A WAGON A Fatality Occurs Near Macleod Trail In the "City Limits Had No Restraint On Horses Victim, D. L. Way, Of Blayney A sad and fatal accident occurred on the brow of the hill just behind the A. R. and I. library at eleven o'clock this morning. D. L. Way lost control of a four-horse team he was driving, with the result that the wagon was overturned, and fall- ing on Mr. Way, crushed his brains out. Mrs. Queen, who lives in the lib- tlio 815- J f- parently wandering without any re- linu und mining the trail each time. Just at this point the.banks rise rather abruptly, and the horses in making a turn too short the wagon. Mrs. Queen noticed that the linw were slnck, and also saw the man fail down in the wagon box three She ran out when tho wagon upset, and told a man who was coining up the hili what had d. with help, unhitch- straint on of drivcr' arul whcn the occurred she asked A. E. Humphries to notify tho '.police. Coroner Higinbotham and Woodslock, Ont., Dec. Roy In- Sergeant Silliker soon arrived on the Toronto, Dec. Ontario Le- gislature is expected to open the first ill glis yesterday confessed to writing of j a Black Hand letter to Henry Craig, of this city, and is new in jail. Tn- glis appeared at Craig's home on Christmas evening. He was bound tightly nnd blood was flowing: from his face. Ho said he had hold up nnd robbed of fifty dollars by five men. He produced a note in which Craig was threatened with death if he did not sond by bearer to the five km-11 who waiting. scene, and found that death had been instantaneous. Asked as to the of the ac- cident Mrs. Queen stated that she no- ticed the team passing tho library poing toward the city. They were walking along quietly, and tho driver ed tho-horsps. and took them to the stable. Mrs. also stated that just before the wagon overturned the driver seemed to be hanging on to the end gate. Goo. King c.imo in from Maeleou last night, and is spending the day with G. B. Xorthway at the terrace. He states that he is well acquainted with Mr. Way. having lived at Leeds, North Dakota, Mr. Way's former horde. Mr. King informed the Hor- FOUR CANDIDATES. Fort William, Dec. tion's were held, this morning for th< mayoralty of this city for the ensu ing, year. The four candidates Jamas Murphy, present A. Morton, L. L. Pelletier, and ex Mayor Dyke. SULTAN IS GENEROUS. Constantinople, Dec. to day's sitting of the new Turkish Par liament, the President announce LONGBOAT WEDS. Toronto, Dec. Longboat, lie famous Indian runner, and Miss Maracle, were quietly mar- ried las tnight in St. John's Angli- can church. STOLE LOAD OF GRAIN AT MAGRATH. On December 14th some one entered the granary of T. W. Harris at Ma- rath and helped himself to a load of wheat. The load was brought to this city and sold the same morning, so we are informed by Mr. Harris. In justice to Mr. Harris and the community the guilty persons should be located and something done to put a discount on further acts of a simi- lar nature. If anyone can supply any informa- tion regarding this wheat that would assist in leading to the identification of tha thief Mr. Harris would appre- ciate it very much if such informa- tion were communicated to him. MR. McCLENAGHAN THE WINNER This year the International Har- vester Co. offered a prize to the block man in Alberta and British Colum- bia who would report the greatest increase in business over the previous year. It is cheering to know that the winner is Chas. R. McClenaghan up to the present lie was working on tho farm of Owen Lyons, two miles east of Blayney. He' had brought a load of wheat to the city yesterday, and was setting out this morning on the return trip. When the team passed Mr. Northway noticed the driver holding on to the end gate. Mr. King states that the deceased is; unmarried, and as far as he knows has no relativos here or at Leeds. Coroner Higinbctham found that tho break block came down on the man's head, crushing in his skull and causing instantaneous death. A which he carried in his pocket had penetrated his side. The coroner thinks that as the deceased was wearing heavy mitts that the lines became untied at the end and he losFJ one of them. The wagon had to be that the Sultan had decided to buik _____ ._ ____ _______0___ at his own expense, a new Parlia-1 of this city aud the award tells not House, with adequate accom-jonly of the energy of that gentleman modations for the two the Legislature SCOTLAND STORM BOUND. London, Dec. British Isles are experiencing a severe snowstorm. Tn Scotland the storm has tied up tho railways, and many .factories have closed down. Many country roads are blocked with snowdrifts. branches oi in securing new busim-ss hut indicates the development of this section of Alberta. Mr. McCleneghan's terri- tory includes the Crow's Nest line Hottentots Are On Warpath and two stations east of Medicine Hat. from Claresholm south and the country on the A. R. T. lines. The prize uiven Mr. McClcnegban is a trip to Chicago and othar points. With Mrs. McCler.eghau and son he leaves on vfcuncsnny to take the trip which i will extend as far east as his old i home in Quebec. He will he away until February. S. A., Dec. 5 incapable of driving them. aM that tho docoasod is about Ihir- At any rate when they nearcd the short cut to the Macleod trail they turned and wandered at will for a few minutes, cu-ciing around three ty-sr-wvi years of age, and c.ime from Lf-eds last spring. At Leeds he wns in the. moat business, being a butch- er by trade. All last summer'and lifted before the man could be re- leased. Just before poing to press Under- takrr Addison informs us that the Hottentots in German Southwest Af- rica nre ngain on the warpath. They recently raided some camol posts near the Beuchannland border and murdered two Europeans. Seven Gcr K. OF P. OFFICERS. The Knights of Pythias have elect- ed the following officers for this F. P. OonyDoarR. P.O.: A. M. Ritchie, C.C.; G. M. Hatch, V.C.; J. Geo Harper, prelate: R. D, Rob- son, M. of W.; M. R. Cooper, K. of R. and S.: M. R. Cooper, M. of T.; M. Johnson, M. of E.; S. G. Davies, police found a letter on the from J niau soldicrs were sent in pursuit of master-at-arms A. W. Roy. sister in North Dakota. A mes- sage has been sent to her. A phone messace has alao been sent to Mr. Lyons, tho ownor of the. horses. tho raiders but they were all shot guard; Gus Neidig, outer guard; R. Wallace, Grand representative M. Hatch, Grand trustee; Dr. F. down by the Hottentots. There is great nnxioty among the local resi- dents. W. Tullet, physician.