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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME II. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30 1908 GO BACK IF WANTED Deposed President Of Venezuela Talk In Berlin OVERONI TlUSlD PBPlE WM101 Berlin, Dec. Castro left the hospital and returned to Esplan- ado hotel this morning. He granted an interview to the Associated Press correspondent tonight. 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 happen. Senor. Castro who was already greatly irritated over unfounded reports concerning his movements and affairs at first refused to discuss the matter and then calm- iy made the following reply. ''JSTo, for had I even suspected .such a thing I would have remained in Venezuela, even had my life been imperiled through ill health because I have been and am now a slave to honor aid duty. The only fear I have is the fear of God." "It is rumored that Venezuela will reqjuest your extradition from Ger- many in order to indict Castro was informed. "I do not consider that replied Castro, "since no such con- vention is in .existence between Vene. zuela and Germany. The only con- vention between the tw0 relates to trade marks and is dated 1SS2. "Ex- tradition treaties exist only with Bel- gium, Spain and Bolivia. But even supposing such an intention exists, j only the slightest hint is necessary and 1 am willing to go to Venezuela and prove my political honor." CITY AND DISTRICT. Twenty-five empty stock cars have gone forward to Raymond this morn- ing to be Jiuded with the finest cat- tle for export. to. 8, the Spokane flyer is report- ed off the track at Chin. The auxil- iary headed by Trainmaster Hobkirk left for the scent- of action at ten o'clock. A wire was received this morning from the sister of the unfortunate man D. L. Way, who met his death in such a sudden manner yesterday. Mrs-. Lyclid, Hurd telegraphs asking that the Chief take" charge of the body and, stating that she was taking train at once to come to Lethbridge. On Christinas morning Miss Judy Hatch in the capacity of Santa Claus carried a "shower" or rather a down pour of gifts to Miss Helen McKillop who on account of illness has for, some weeks been confined to her room The loving remembrances were frorr school companions, teachers oth er friends who had missed her from their midst. The gifts were both useful and lovely.' In the room was a beautiful Christmas tree brought from its mountain home shedding it.< spicy aroma. And the spirit of Christmas was there. ONE OF WORST EVER KNOWN The Earthquake and Tidal Wave In Italy One Of the Most Disastrous In the World's Annals Scores Of Towns Were Practically Wiped Off the Face Of the Earth ABE RUEF IS GIVEN LONG TERM Catania, Dec. ar into Catania by train, .stean automobiles. They are stup. lied with terror and suffering. Som of them appear almost insane frorr the horrors through which they hav. gone. In the beginning they couk only babble, "Messina has been de vasiated; Uie city has been annihilat- ed." They declare that thousands of de- mented survivors are still wandering among the ruins of the city. A wounded soldier said: "The spee- DONATIONS TO HOSPITAL. The Gait Hospital wishes to ac- knowledge with thanks the Christmas Mewburn" box of apples; P. Burns and Co., two turkeys; Piche and key and goose; the BentJey Co., case of oranges; A. Macdonald.. case of or- anges: the Jobbing Co., candy and oranges; Roderick and Gordon Mac- Beth, books; Dr. Dean., case of or- anges; Mrs. C. B. Bowman, keg of graphs: P. L. Nasmith, flowers; E. T. Gait, Jas. Ross, J. D. Higinbotham and C< candy; T. D. Kevin, San Francisco Boss Gets Fourteen Years San Francisco.-Cal., Dec. raham Ruef, formerly political boss of San Francisco, today was sentenc- ed to fourteen years in the state pri- son at Quentin. Sentence was pronounced by Judge A. Trawler who 'resided over Ruef's trial on the charge of bribing a member of the Schmidt board of supervisors in the! tac.e is terrific beyond words. Dante's 'Inferno' gives you but a faint idea as to what happened yesterday morn- ing at. Messina. The first shock came before the sun had risen. The shock shook the city very violently. The houses began to crumble, and those of us who were not killed at once made our way over the _ undulating floors to the street. Beams were crashing down through the rooms, riie streets were equally unsafe. "1 found the streets blocked b ailing houses, balconies, chimneys bell and entire walls had bee hrown From every side of ni arose the screams and moans of th wounded. The people were half ma- u-ith excitement and fear. Most o them had rushed out in their nigh clothes. In a little while we were al .shivering under a downp'our of rain. "Everywhere there were dead bod ie-s disfigured and mutilated in the ruins. I could see arms and legs off their feet as they rushed to the streets. U.S. Consul a Victim. .Washington, Dec. S. Cheney, United States Consul at Mes- sina., and his wife are supposed to have been killed by the earthquake according to advices received by the State Department tonight from Vicw- Consul Stewart Luptori. Half Population Dead. Korne, Dec. the popula- tion of Calabria and the eastern part of are dead. The other half is veeping. As the great extent of the errific seismatic disturbance becomes apparent it seems impossible to ex- aggerate the horrors which have iol- owed them. The calamity which sovereign actually share in ail the sufferings of his people, no matter how risky they may be. People with tears in their eyes as -sisted in the departure of the King j and his devoted wife, while a vet fran, pointing to his Majesty "This is worthy of the son of King Humbert, who I remember risked his life amid the ruins of Casa Micciola when it was destroyed by an earth- quake, and stood at the" death bed of Naples during the cholera epidemic REVISING THE TARIFF IN STATES of 18S3. The victims in Naples amounted to a thousand daily. He later personally directed the rescue work during the floods at Denezia. Torpedo Boat Destroyed. Paris, Dec. The Matins' Naples waving helplessly, from every quarter Came Piteous Wails and appeals for aid. The portion of the town that was nearest the water The inundated by water reached the tidal wave. to the shoulders of the fugitives, and swept that way. The City Hall, the cathedral, and other buildings, and the barracks crumbled, and the churches and dwellings without number were lit- hise to the United Railroads. overhead trolley fran- frally razed to the ground. HEAVY Fi'NES IN NEW ONTARIO Toronto, Dec. sensational round-up of ihe otulawry in Northern Ontario has, been made. HIIC! one day's record of 47 convictions is es- tablished by Magistrate O'Brien. Eight men wen- fined in all for selling h'quor without license. Sev- eral wu.nen -vvo.-e. fined .-pgiO for keep- ing disordery houses, 29 women in- mates paid and three frequent- ers, In addition to that 36 wo- were sentenced to six months in the Mercer reformatory. The round-up covered Kenora, Vermillion and Jaffray townships, and was made on the complaints of clergymen. THREW HIMSELF GN TRACK. Toronto, Dec. unknown ma.n committed suicide last night by de- liberately throwing himself on the tracks of the north bound .Belt Line r at Sherbourne St. pieces. Ho was cut DEATH AT KENORA. Kenora, Dec. Bean, U.S. (Vnsul- here and secretary .vf the J- ,ard of Trade, died last lik-o irjnn diabetes. He was well through the West. COMING TO ALBERTA. Montreal, Dec. J. E. Du- for seventeen years pastor of Valleyficld Presbyterian Church, lias received a call to Norwood Church, Edmonton, and will likely accept. TWO MEN KILLED AT WINNIPEG WHERE COM! WILL BE JLOCMB ".At a railroad station 8 out of 20 employees have been accounted for. Many who succeeded in escaping wit! their lives are incapable of relating their experiences coherently. "I questioned all who were in condition to talk. Most of them told the same story. They said the first thing they knew they were thrown out of bed and saw the ceilings crash and the furniture smashed. Then in The Blackness of Night and amid a pouring rain that added to their horror and distress, they rushed away amid the crash of tumbling towers and the shrieks verwhelmed Italy is almost beyond j correspondent says that several tor- of imagination, not j Pedo boats were destroyed in the har- hor at Messina by the tidal wave in- cidental to the earthquake disaster. Giving further details the despatch says that between Messina and Ca- tania many of the pretty villages where the Theocrites laid the scene of 1 his t-enderest ideals, are terribly aly because of the dead, now known o number tens of thousands, but be- ause of the innumerable wounded uried in the ruins, many of whom perish because it is impossible rescue them from the wrecks their former homes. The whole of CITY AND DISTRICT. The P. Burns Co. will build a block at Medicine Hat. James Marshall Morris, a former resident of Lethbridge, is dead at Great Falls. He was engaged in the tailoring business, and was 85 years of age. He located in Great Falls seventeen years ago. The day before Christmas as Mr. and Mrs. J. Russel and baby, of Gra- uuin, were driving, a runaway team attached to a heavy rig collided with them, with the result that the entire party was thrown out, Mr. Russell having his collar bone broken and Mrs. Russell receiving injuries over the head. The baby also received slight injuries. Among the wreaths from friends on the casket containing the remains of, the iate Harold Hayr were the fol-1 various changes. Possibility Of Adopt- ing Preferential Treatment Washington, Dec. for a revised tariff bill were resumed today by the sub committee of the House Ways and Means Committee. Hundreds of letters and briefs are being received by the committee dfcily lowing-: from the mother, brother and sisters "la ever loving Mr. and Mrs. and Hiss Coipjnan, Sincere Mr. and Mrs. Fred Downer "With Sincere Sympa- Mr. A. W. and Miss Hings, "In Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Un- derwood "With Sincerest Sympathy" Mr. A. Whitton, "With Deepest Sym- and Mr. Louis Pabst, "With Deepest Sympathy." Italy is absolutely stunned, and on the scene of the disaster the bulk of the people are literally demented with the suddenness and extent The total number of is variously estimated 150.000. Rulers on the Scene. When King Victor and the Queen of the victims ravaged, meaning incalculable losses. The Matin estimates the total nuni- of earthquake victims at Funds to be Raised. Rome, Dec. prompt ac- and groans of those buried in the ELECTORS ABOUT A EXPRESS OPINION NEW TOWN Winnipeg, Man., Dec. ex- cavating sewers in Fort Rouge suburb yesterday afternoon a large piece of frozen earth fell on the men instantly killing Joseph Jacks, Russian; H. Ma chuk. Galiciari. and badly injuring ATakola Maja, Galician. Cowley, Dec. 30 Thjre was a large gathering of ratepayers at village at the final meeting of this year's council. After routine business ruins. Many were, struck clown while trying to escape by falling balconies and masonry, and still many others tuFTr reason, and are today dering aimlessly in foe fields outside the streets or upon the ruined streets they knew so well. The ar.u robbers were shot on sight by rifles in the hands of the soldiers." It has been proposed here to remove arrived at Messina today touching scenes were enacted as their Majes- ies made their way into the ruined town. The scene of disaster and hor- ror was too much for the Queen, who swooned. Crowds of terror- "tricken persons swarmed about the party, throwing themselves in he mud and screaming for pity and lid. Many terrible stories are related in onnecHori with the rescue. The escuers had to contend with a super- tition so deep rooted in the Sicilian that in many instances injured and women clung to the crunib- ug walls, refusing to let go their 1 1 olds and seek a safer position. As further facts Concerning stricken sufferers, a great national committee has beesn. formed to collect iuuut- for their assistance. The committee is headed by the Duke of Aosta, in- cluding the Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, the Mayor of Home, and men in the leading IN THE GRIP OF A VIOLENT STORM The tariff framers are giving much consideration to the maximum and minimum duties problem. Although the United States was the first, to introduce this method, of securing fa- vorable treatment in trade with oth- er countries, it has never applied the principle to more than a few articles all prominent towns. The subscription list has been opened with contributed by Bang Victor Emmanuel- Clubs, civic and com- mercial associations, and the news- papers have opened subscriptions. Soldiers Perished. Some, Dee. The latest Much Suffering Exists All Over Great Britain become available, they cor- in every detail the 'worst The cr-.f-.he- Messina roborate fear heretofore expressed, dral, municipality building, the bar- racks, and the prisons all de- stroyed, and presumably all the smaller buildings shared the same fate. Of two hundred and eighty raihvay employees in the station at Messina, only eight are known to have survived, while Reggio the silence of death leaves to the imag- ination the terrible havoc wrought by the catastrophe with the horrible in- rush of the sea. The swallowing up of boats, the crushing of ships, and news concerning the earthquake disaster from Reggio says that several hun- dred soldiers and members of the po- lice perished, while many others were injured. At Palmi three hundred bodies have been taken from the ,Ai ,VUli5. ruins, while several -hundred more are buried at Segnara. Wrecking Train Delayed. Palermo, Dec. wrecking train despatched towards Messina in the hope of aiding the earthquake suffer- ers ,vas forced to return here, being unable to -o farther than within about ten miles of the stricken city on account of the tracks being de- molished. The engineer said that all route showed houses along the e effects of the earthquake. Another Palermo, Dec. was a arthquake early last evening, London, Eng., Dec. who of the United Kingdom is in the gri of a violent blizzard which ha--? rage forty-eight hours. The Northern rai way service and street car traffic ha been demoralized. Many towns ar isolated and numerous accidents an deaths from exposure have been re ported as well as several shipping cas ualties but unfortunately unattended by serious loss of life. London covered with a mantle of snow s eral inches in depth, while in Scot- laud and the north of, Wales snow- drifts block the roads and railways. The cross channel services and the telegraph and telephone lines in -all directions have .been suspended and all outdoor labor has ceased. Farm- ers are suffering severely in the loss of cattle and sheep. The Scotland express, bound from London, is sncw- ed up eighteen miles from Aberdeen and the passengers were forced to spend the night there on board. Tb'e London Express for Aberdeen hod a similar experience. while several foreign countries have made it cover everything. If a 'max- imum and minimum bill becomes law it will be possible for the president to extend the- benefit of the minimum duty to those countries which give to this country the benefit of their dif- ferential rates; Great Britain would secure the benefit of the United States minimum because no duties are levied on importations. Germany and France each of which has a maximum and minimum tariff law would probably offer to. grant the United States their low schedule of duties .if the same privilege is extended to their export- ers. Nothing definite has been decid- ed by the Ways and Means committee as to the basis of the maximum and minimum but its deferential would be c, twenty per cent. THE CONTEST IN LONDON. London, Ont., Dee. Stev- ely and Fred Darch were nominated for the mayoralty here today. EX-M.P. GETS JOB Orillia, Dec. Graham, ex- M. P. has been appointed Indian agent at Rama. COLD WAVE IN EUROPE. Paris, Dec. Europe is in the grip of an exceptionally cold -vave. France has experienced a -writable blizzard, accompanied by a it-avy fall of snow. THE HAMILTON CONTEST. Hamilton, Dec. W. Bailey nd Aid. G. -I. MacLaren were nomi- ated today for the mayoralty. l ne sea became a 1m of it instantly cov- ered TV ith debris after the upheaval, all th tania. e survivors of Messina to Ca- The previous reports from the provr.ic.js of a number of villages de- stroyed have been confirmed. Traffic Stopped. Rome., Dec. in tliA sic.. containing Dotted When dav population invaded the church, and! carried out images of tl'.e saints and if u I i reruse of every description scat to red vessels., and marched With Human Bodies. chuvned the entire shore chairman Mr. A. H. Knight invited lhe tunnels and viaducts "n t-he Mainland Railroad communi- cation beyond Bagnaria, a coast town sixteen miles northeast of Reggio, is impassable, arid a boat service is be- inp established from Bapnaria to the expressions of opinion as to where i would be advisable to have the new townsite, if the town is to be moved. The advantages and disadvantages were pointed out by those conversant with the topography of the new sur- vey, when a show of hands expressed the unanimous opinion that if pos- sible the new lowmiitc should be west outh. 'j Ho proce King's pony haw arranged to 1 by automobile when they c.ui go no further by rail. The Pone line of the surrounding country was utterly changed in aspect. The coast line was almost entirely altered, while of all the magnificent houses along the shore only a few tottering ruins H'lujiined. From these ruins from time Lo time there sprang sheets Af flame and smoke. King Victor Emmanuel and the Qu left yesterday for the the seen.: of the di.saker, have won heartfelt thanks and golden of their subjects by continuing in this novel manner the tradition of 'the Houne of Savoie, which the or northwest of the present, site, and not on-any account south, where TRUSTED CLERK TAKES HIS LIFE would like to go south, but this his will not permit on account there would be no drainage, no water of health- Giolitti has appointed a national commission to succor the unfortunates. The presi- Winnipeg, Man., Dec. Barber, a trusted employee of the. J. T. Case Harvester Co., Wis., and who has .been in charge of collection department in Winnipeg for some years was found dead in his room in theTouraine Block today with a bul- let holo in his head. Kro had been visit to .Racine, his former home spending the Christmas and returned to the city yesterday, leav- ing his wife in Racine. fie i.s said to be a defaulter to the company for several thousand dollars. service, more mud, and where the town would be that much further away from its trade. Various other matters were discussed and left in the hands of the ccuncil, such as placing the town on the west side of the track to avoid smoke and fire from! engines, securing compensation the C.P.R. for village improvements, levying taxefi in the meantime to be expended when the fate of the town i.s settled. The new village council on Monday evening, will be elected L', th BIG HOTEL AT PORT ARTHUR. Winnipep, Dee, Carrick, 01 Port Arthur, who is in town to- day, he Im-H completed arrange- ments with the C. N. Railway for r i I iiu IO1- the erection of a hotel to cost a quar-j lowed by distinct lateral oscillations tor of n million dollars. j ih, pnnio.Mtrickon dunt of the organization is the Duke of Aosta. The King has made a gen- eroux contribution to the relief fund. Shock Lasted- 23 Seconds. Minister of Public Works Berolina and Minister of Justice Orlando have left Rome for Sicily. Signor Or- Lmdi. is a Sicilian. A report of tech- nical observations from the observa- tory at Messina says the earthquake lasted t'.vfrity-three seconds only. I If was aceompnnied by remarknblc 1 atmospheric phenomena. The suf- ehjnped air was filled with sparks and flashes, of (lames, which flared up until the heavens seemed afire. The crust of the earth appeared suddenly to drop. These, phenomena were fol- CHIEF OF POLICE STARTED FIRE Simcoe. Ont., ing of the .Muin stable Wili.JMs examined. lone when Seven Dr-c. 30.-At the hear iv yesterday Con .a.s the only w'itness was with -'.s .store was burglar- m procession through the streets, im- ploring a cessation of the earthquake Many are in danger of starvation in Messina. All "trains bring refugees by the hundreds from the devastated city. Messina Wiped Out. Rome, Dec. Premier has received a telegram from Signor Fe- lice, a deputy nt Messina, up ill sine ic <-d tn the ground. Th be numbered by ten-si of thou- The coiifiairratir.'n, which is still is completing the de- struction the city. Salvage imple merits, fin and soldiers must b. sent, instantly as the disaster exceed: the wildest imagination." 35 Towns Gone. News reaching Catnnznvo fr0m "utlying districts in Calabria indi- cates that 35 towns and villages have wiped out, with the num'oor of situation as completely destroyed and raz- victims may MEDICINE HAT MANY FARMERS PUT IN EXTEN- SIVE ACF'EAGE FOR 1909. Dec. Times Medicine Hat For the Hat district has secured the majority of prizes for spring wheat at the provincial seed fairs. .Orst at Ed- monton and later at Lethbridge. This A BIG ADDITION. Toronto, Dec. is understood iat tha question of the enlargement "'he- Parliament buildings was dis- cussed at a meeting of the Ontario Cabinet yesterday. The cost of the addition, it is said, will he about two million dollars. SMOOT'S BODY WAS RECOVERED ized and when Martin p.s store wns en- that some piano stolen arid divided ba- ffe knew that Mnlonc Madden's shop, the fair ground barns, West Pcnchay's boiler shop, Mnri in's lum c-r's grocery Wilkins to red and dechu draperies were tween them, sot tiro to n ami Schiil- store. sworv positively that, Ma- forced him into criminal acts on th rents of his life. Malone told that if he t.nlkod life would a candle. trial ro im lno hjs not worth the snuff Of Mnlone rrniamled for n of .session, February. dead in that district exceeding The few survivors are mad with ter- ror, and have fled to the forest clad sisUnp o'i roots and bark of trees. The volcano Stombo'ie is active, and the seas aronm! island are very agnated and danperou.s to navigation. The iin.s the Arch- at Palermo a knrc sum of money, and insl.njol.--d him to pro- eeevl to immediately to help 'lie survivors, Over a Hundred Thousand. From the estimates today it r'-iir.-d that the total number" of victims in Sicily and Calabria, will more than while the damage to property will b hundred millions. was ;l tfrent advertisement for the dis trict as the best wheat in Alberta was tin- best wheat m the world. Hut, no attempt has been made in t.hc district to raise fall wheat. Until last year none had been planted as it was feared that the light snows would not be sufficient, protection. Howev- er last year Mr. T. L. Corbett plant- ed a large field of it and the results are so ffooJ chat a number have gone in for it. Among those who have done so are T. L. Corbett with 140 acres, W. E. Babhington 220 acres, M. A. Zahnis- er 50 acres, F. Lettercr 30 acres, 0. oircie rancn, who was drowned last July near the crossing at J. D. Ful- ler's.' was recovered in the Little Bow north of Taber. The remains were identified and brought to Taber by the .Mounted Police. The recovery of the body will enable the de- ceased's sister in Yale, .Texas, to claim his insurance of i.u the Woodmen of the World. Zimmerman 10 acres, W. Baker, acres, A. Middleton 30 acres, J Hawk-e ,10 acres, J. J. La it 50 acres ami several others. The wheat has up in fine and is looking1 perfect now. A who has recently been down the Cardston where -ho great toll wheat crops have been ays that not A n..-ld in that district any field he has seen here. Last fall there was a great deal of moist n re here and just at the right time. There i.s no doubt about it that Medicine Mat is destined to be tiio prize fall wheat growing district as well as the first in spring- TOMMY BURNS A HARD LOSER London, Dec. Tommy Burns, who was defeated at Sydney on "box ing day" by Jack Johnson for the heavy-weight championship has cabl- cd a sporting paper as fol- "Johnson's seconds influenced the police in stopping the contest. I was strong and always had a chance as Johnson was tiring. The pictures will show everything. I am wming to fight Johnson again and can beat him." Hov. Mr. Cook, Methodist minister at Port Dover, Ont., is a guest at the parsonage today. Mr. Cook come to the West to visit his sons wbo ar. in business at Taber. ;