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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta e Daily Herald VOLUME II. TEAM FROM EDMONTON In The Stanley Cup Series at Mon- treal Montreal, Dec. challengers for the Stanley Cup, were defeated tonight in the "first of two games with the champion Wander ers by a score 7 goals to 3. The Kdmonton team started out well, and had the better of the play in the first half, scoring three goals to Wander- ers' two. In the second half thev were outplayed from the start, and in 8 minutes -Wanderers 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 injury to Phillips. Phillips, near the end of the first half, during which he had played brilliant hockey, was struck over the foot, and for the rest of the game 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 ihe game, although all showed luck of condi- "tion, and were smothered by the Wanderers in the closing stages of LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29? 1908. TIDAL WAVE AND EARTHQUAKE CAUSE NUMBER 15. DATE OF BYE-ELECTION. Edmonton, Aha., Dec. The writ was issued today for the Lethbridgt- bye-election. Nominations tako, place on January the 8th, election January the 19th. Richard V. Gibbons, Lethbridge, is the returning officer, The Legislature is called to meet January the 14th. It is likely that a general election will follow this ses skm of Pariamvnt. A TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE Sixty Thousand People Killed At Points In Sicily--A Volcanic Eruption Occurs Other Places Suffer an DOUBLE MURDER IN ONTARIO Syrian Merchant and a Woman L i Killed By Former's Brother Hawkesbury, Out., Dec. dou- ble shooting affray occurred here this Rome, Dec. Italy and the Island of Sicily have been visit ed by an appalling calamity, th extent of which cannot -yet be grasp ed. An earthquake yesterday morn ing wrecked city after and oblit erated smaller towns and villages without number. Tonight a tida wave swept along the Straits of Mes- sina, and added to the horror, drown- ing the people in their helplessness and panic. Fire came to 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 totai losses is yet impossible, but the Roma Tribuna places the number somewhere between sixty and-seventy thousand, and the horror and de- structiveness will. probsbiy exceed clothes and valuables corpses of the victims. from the They were not deterred by the flames "that broke out in several sections of the city, but took advantage of the light for their The night in Messina was of horror indescribable. Fire, robbery, dead and dying on every hand, the city in the utmost confu- sion, and the people panic stricken and under a spell of terror. Troops began to pour into Messina last night, the harbor of Catania. At Eosto the tidal wave was 35 feet high. It swept in with appalling power, and lasted forty-two seconds. Rome, Dec. Gioleit has received a telegram from Deputj confirming pre Felico, at Messina. and this mornin a number of iteaniers arrived from the peninsula vious reports of the complete destruc lion of Messina by fire following the earthquake. The Deputy says that the dead at Messina will be countec by the tens of thousands. Foreigners Killed. heroically in the work Man 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 i-.i the first half, and one each in the second. The penalty time total- ed for each team 18 minutes. Harry Smith, the ex-Wanderer player, star- red for Wanderers, scoring five of the leading merchant was 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 tereated in prise with drygoods store and was also in- a moving- picture enter- W. A. McCrea. of this place.-The assailant was his brother while the second victim is a young woman. a friend of the two Assaly brothers, recently arrived from Assv- Upwards-of wit- nessed the game. The players were: goal; Patrick, point; Petrie. cover; Whitecroft, ro- ver: Vair, centre; Phillips, right whig; McNamara, left wing. .goal point: Petrie, cover: Whitcroft, ro- iight Bowie and C. Kirbv. U. S. FLEET IN RED SEA. Perirn.. Arabia, Dec. Am- erican scout cruiser Yankton arriv- any earthquake since 1783. 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. Awful Death Roll. Rome, Dec. disaster in tiie Province of_ Calabria and the Is- land of Sicily has today assumed staggering proportions. cessivS report stricken region with soldiers on. board. Patrols were patermo, Dec. from at once organized, and efforts saJr there were 100 foreign- to bring some order into the situa-jers in lhe Hotel Ti-inacria, and that V a11 lost their lives. The hotel Work of has been completely obliterated. It Bands of citizens were formed and was of the best itt the and patronized almost exclusively by tourists. It was 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 of y courageous acts were received Each from lakes it more appar- ent that the first stories of the wide- spread destruction were little if any exaggerated., Messina alone reports performed by soldiers .and citizens ilike.. In some eases the rescuers heniselves lost their lives in trying to help others. Towards morning .several of the worst fires were tiiguished, the looting was undei partial control, and comparative or- der had been obtained. Everything possible is being done to succor the wounded, but the relief measures are still entirely inadequate owing to the immensity of the disaster. The finest palaces, churches and theatres of Messina are now heaps of ruins. Countless bodies are scattered through the wreckage, and decompo- sition will doubtless bring pestilence to add to the horrors.of the situation. The devastation over the entire dis- trict was more or less complete. Part of the Province of Eeggio de Cala- bria escaped. The disturbance was most severe along the shores of the Straits of Messina, where are cities A W Olivsr -i-Hii- 3 this -morning with to the rumor that he on an at the coming flatly contradicted to that effect. not my intention to said Mr. "and in fact I am the coast on the 5th and so shall not LIBERALS WON EVERY SEAT Four Bye Elections In the Quebec Province Held STRATHCONA NOT GOING TO RESIGN Hon. Rudolphe Lc- mieux Denies the Report Montreal, Dec. bye-elec- ions for the Quebec Legislature were held y and hl each a support- near as possible to the scene 'of the was 'elect is only a partial list of the dead and wounded. Reports are corning ver; Glass, centre; Johnson, wing: Gardner, left wing. DISTRICT. receive residence ed here this morning from vietims. if- is feared thatjof Messina i tho newly elected and appointed CITY AND "Mrs. "D. H. during the winter months. W. Seeley will build on Round St. "Kid" Howell, wearing the laurels of North Lfld hm CKy 39. n' T x- in the MfJSonic Hall last even- in the j "n Miisoris, and. the installation cere- L monies web- conducted by W. Bro" A anncr, (alH-ary. collectar of In-'Fleetwood. Past D.D.G.M." The offi- lanci Kevenue. 1S visiting in the city installed as I North Star Dr. J S Magistrate McDougall and E. Stewart; S.W., A'. S Ives have taken offices in the new y Doolc-v S D' J Stafford Block. T "-n T 'rV J.D., J. Henderson; Treasurer, T. Kiplev- H. than one town the shock caused gas meters to explode, and disastrous fires resulted. The flames helped greatly to swell tue death list. The Tidal Wave. The. tidal wave that completed the destructive work of the earthquake' was .32 feet high. Wireless telegraphy has been of the greatest assistance in getting reports from the devasted region. A flying detachment of the navy, consisting of three of the battleships, had left for a cruise on the Atlantic before the Dews of the disaster came. They have been or- dered back by wireless. The tidal wave sank numberless .small boats in j _ eleM _ Airs. F. Kenny returned McNabb; Secretary.- H. J. H. Skeitb a-om Lalgary yesterday after spend- Stewards, R, B. Hovt and ing uhnstmas with relatives v ___ t citv. Lethbridce M. -V Chas. Hanson of Calgary has tab- Messer; D.'- May; erect en out a perm it. for a hotel on Ford St. Stanley L. Chappell will residence cm Eurdett St. Fred Downer ;s building- a. business block at Coleridge. X. T. Mticleod states that a laundry, bake'ry and coal trestle ar? now in the course .of erection at that point. The debate on the question "Reso3v ed that woman suffrage would bene- fif i :eu in, mO jiiinpuv ;it tuu ;v. i'.! P. A. meeting last night was well I contested although the judges decided in favor of the affirmative, which1 was Whelan; Treasurer. J. T. Graham Secretary, G. V. Storkey: S.D., Frank J. 'McKeown; J.D., W. Wade; T.G., Dr. Rusk: Stewards, T. Williams and Mathoson; Tyler, E. _Chaplin. 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 repression. Eob- 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-, ng the city. Such-confusion reign- that the robbers met with no re- sistance. The local chief of police lies dead in the rooms of his _The barracks at Messina were de- molished. The commander of the troops was killed outright, and there are many victims amonc- t.he erlist-i ness that-have been eel men. The Government last nightj Annex 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 pefect- of Regg-io was killed in the earthquake and an inspector general 'rom the home office in Rome. Twelve Thousand Dead. Rome, Dec. 29.-A despatch from Palmero, Sicih. says that the dead at Messina as result of the earth- and tital wave of yesterday are estimated at twelve thousand. Scores are sti.l alive beneath the ruins of the city. Owing to the inadequacy of the means of rescue at hand, it will be impossible to reach these and bring- them out alive. Messina has a population of close on to one hund'- red thousand people. Other despatch- es received here, place the dead at Mes sma at even more appalling fig-tires. The Tribune publishes a 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. CataJina. Sicily. Dec. Aetna, the volcano a short distance from here is this morning .showing ed. Two of the vacancies, St. Anns and Chateauguay, were caused by the unseating- for illegal practices by agents of the Conserva- tives elected last -June. Tn 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 the Liberal member to office. In Laval, Hon. F. E: Leblanc, lead- er of the Opposition, who was defeat- ed last Jrine, again .went down to de- feat. The results were: St. Anns Walsh, Liberal 'defeatftd O'Connell. Conservative by thirteen; Chateauguay. Liberal, defeat ed Desrosiftrs, one hundred; Quebec Centre. Leclair. Lib- eral, defeated Lavigeur. Conservative twenty-five; La- val. Lavesque. Liberal defeated Le- blanc. Conservative. Montreal, Dec. Lemieux was in the city today for the first time since his return f- recently some camel posts son, M. of W. M. R. Cooper, K. of nenr the Bouchanaland border and R. and S.; M. R. Cooper, M.'of'x.; Seven Ger' M. Johnson, M. of E.; S. G. Davies, man .soldiers were sent in pursuit of master-at-arms; A. W. Roy, inner the raiders but they wore all shot guard; Giifl Neidig, outer Jnard; R down by the Hottentots, There is W. Wallace, Grand representative groat anxiety among the local resi- G. M. Hatch, Grand trustee; Dr. P. ns that j murdered two Europeans. ;