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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta SPECIAL! The Lethbridge Herald JSPECIAE Volume V. Lethbridge. Alberta. Monday, July 1, Number 170 250 KILLED, 600 INJURED Regina Churches Singing Doxology When Death-Dealing Cyclone LATEST FROM THE Wires Down in All Directions Cutting Off News-Regina Story Gives Only 20 Killed but It is Hardly Credited Eegiim, July terrific wind storm which stiuck here at 5 o'clock this evening swept clear through the cily between Harailtoii and Albert EXTENT OF DISASTER Su-oets from Soiilh to Xorth, doing millions of dol- Gloom overspread the city this Jars Of damage and CailSlllg tllC CleatJl Ol aDOUt morning when the news of the.terlbla disaster at Regina Ijocame known persons, injuring hundreds more. such news cana-aa'a na tional birthday was received with a double shock, and enquiries for details the devastation" "the Herald office from the public in.gen- eral and from'-those who nave frl'eridg in the stricken city. The Herald had not intended i-0 The telephone exchange, three city churches and the 0. P. H. roundhouse were among the buildings blown down, besides two hundred residences. V Power was cut off and the city .was in darkness. available vehicle is in use for ambulance purposes, and hospitals are crowded. All taken in the path of the storm.' HIS WE IS VISITING REGINA B, C Moore, a Former Lethbridge Citizen -Here FRIENDS ANXIOUS v B C Moore, who is at present at find Brewer's, four miles east of city, phoned into the Herald early this morning 'to enquire if any had come, through regarding the fate oC and two. chil- dren, who are residing in the strick- en city. vlt is impossible to get any detailed information, from Regina, hut iMr. Moore feels confident that his 4ov6d are safe, i Mr. Moore iWas formerly an under- iaker In Lethbriflge some five years ago, and after leaving here went to Jtegina From the-meagre'details which the Herald was able to furnish Mr. Moore able to'give someJdea of the sec- tion viBited' 'by cyclone Scarth street, norlJi and eouth; !B the main business street of the city. Hamilton street is the first east of Scarth, 'while Albert street is four streets west. .The path of the was, therefore, through the business heart of taking a five .blocks in width, from north ito south of the city..'Mr. Moore's fam- ily lives five blocks ..west of Albert street, and lie is, therefore, satisfied that they without in- SASKATOON TOO Saskatoon, June -J. A. Cairns' dcparmental store la on fire, and there Is no'hope of saving the building. Loss will lie ovcr'half a rail Jlon. Other stores In the vicinity may go. A severe' windstorm also struck the city late on Saturday, wrecking sevcr- nl houses, but no injuries aro report- td.' REGINA'S SORROW The City of Regina has baan plunfled into mourning .by. the greatest calamities which has ever visited our .fair -Dominion. Yesterday afternoon the storm fiend struck Regina, a city up till a few hours ago that beSask., July known of the dead as the result of yesterday's cyclone, and it is not expected that all the ruins have been search drcds. at 3 o'clock this morning. J. J. Bryan, manager of Tndhope Anderson. George Craven. Mr. and Mrs. Blenkhorn. Miss Guthrie. Mrs. P. W. Hams. Fred Hindson. Child of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Logic. Mrs..W. T. McDonald. Mrs..Paul McElmolye, 14th Smith Street. Mrs. D. J. McKay and two children. James Scott. Mrs.'Shaw, 15th Ave. James Patrick Coltee, Lisbon, Island. JameSiFcrguson, butcher. Lawrence IloJsman, ten years old, Smith St. Three "Chinamen. Two taken out of Rev. ,Mr. Lewis''house not '_ Six othfcrsHbt and it is noi expected inai au uie rums e uccn searched. Tlie death list will 'number in the him- Medicine Hat Awaiting Details of Re- r The following is the list as far as known gina Disaster-Expect to Send Aid as Soon as Information Comes Civic Officials Will act'- Days Before Full t Details are Known Special to the Herald Medicine July I.--Up till 11 o'clock this morning meagre accounts of the "Re. gina disaster had reached this city. Mes- sages to relatives of Regina people here, state that it will, be ;days before exact ex- tent of damage and casualties is known., Thirty one boidies been recovered but it is estimated that between J50 and 200 bodies are still in the, wreckage. THE INJURED The following is a list of. tie in jured so faD recened al Grey'Nuus' hospital Williani McMurdo. Wm..Crabb. 'Charles Lynn. E E 'Rempton ABB McKillop. Mrs Dougal and throe girls ff J Wilson Mrs Restrad Mrs H Ajre At Immigration Hall Tno slightly injured unidentified Mrs P n Gordon Miss Robertson, Donahue block, ser- iously 1 Ellen Mykins. Mrs.1 Holmes. Mrs. Susan Holmes. Mrs Giaham Jessie'Graham. Jas Loucks Mis Bruce 'Alex. Robertson. Mr McKenv Lois Bates E Blonkhorn Frank Garston Call Keislec J 'R' Hodson James Moldonoy Andrew Baydrn Mr. I BrucoMjOngloii. Neivo'-BulJodf. Martin Kc-.kmidt. LETHBRIDGE HASTENS TO AID 1. Mayor Regina, Saskatchewan Our sympathy toes out to your city. We extend am in any way pos- sible. Wire us infwhat direction we may help you. George fit Hatch, Mayor and fhe City Cc uncil of Lethbridge Mrs. Donald. A, T. tcrguson J Hazel St: Margaret .Shaw i .2320 Fifth Ave. Mrs J. A 2022 Lome street R P Fait, (doubtful) T. W. Fcatlierstone, 1819 Osier St. T, 2170 torne St. F W Knight, I-130 Lome St. Lee. Waller .Martin. 1 anri Skidding William Frizlet. Arthur Smith: Elk IJojves ETcggie Hodson. 'D H Hctinon Mrs. Jack Andrews Evans. John Morobets. Mrs. Outline. Kenneth Gordon. Mrs. Gordon. Mrs. Dunn. James Dune: Vcra 'Audrey Saiinderu. MURDER :IN A' TAXI-CAB June P. said to'.be a wealthy fur- niture manufacturer, of Carrollton, Ky., early today shot and fatal- ly wounded. Miss, Elizabeth Morse, 2S years old, daughter of the postmaster at Lyons, taxi-cab, and "when pursued by the police he 'turned the on Mmself, that are considered fatal. MAY POSTPONE SASKATCHEWAN ELECTIONS With the meagre details which, have .filtered through from of-t the storm on the Saskat- rumors JIRVC 4> aiiaen to the oHeci thai there Q IB a HkoJIhood. of provin- cm! elections nemg postponed. They be held oii .July one week from Thilrsday, but a provincial cal- f.imliyt which the of (he the splendid new parliament build- inga not yet-cfimiiletcd, in like- ly to result-in a postponement. MEAGRE ACCOUNTS FILTER THROUGH Medicine Hit July m to The Dead, 250; j Injured, 600. That Is .the very and mo it authentic report from Regina disaster. It It awful. It li fir worseithan waa even it first reported. But It is authentic that, the Associated r The Herald correspondent met the weit-bound train at 12 o'clock and over it hung the gloom ot the duatter which they had juit left. was no other talk but the terrible of the poor people of Regl rendered homeless, many left almoit trlepdless, and all stricken with anxiety to know the worst f i H REV. GENTLEMEN WEHE THERE -fs On the train were Rev Mr. Cox and hit two daujhteri, and Wright of London, Ont., and they told the itory of an eyewitness which'Wff no doubt about the terrible extent'of the disaster and wiped out last hope, which was that first details were greatly exaggerated 4 5, That the deld and Injured now number to and that the__! damage will be at least ten 'million dollars Is verified by Mr. Cox. The agony of those who are unable'to find news of their loved ones, mingled with the groans of the seriously Injured who have not yet been reached debris by thp rescue crews, makes the city a scene never to be a city of dealh. "5> 1 SWATH FIVE BLOCKS WIDE Five blocks wide through the'very heart of the town have bsenitern, up and absolutely demolished. The devastation is awful Had it that it was Sunday evening and moat of the large office forces home the number of dead would probably have reached the thousand _ As it is, most of the dead are confined to such places as tne cngrcnes, where divine worship was in progress when the storm ceniie struck the. city1-! with full fo-ce The Y.M.C A: and the Y W C A are also centres where th. carnage was as if artillery had opened fire. GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS GONE TOO The Parliament Buildings are go'ne Built an expense of neary two millions, they are today a complete wreck. They were in the direct pith oTthe cyclone, which swept from north to south across Lake Wa.c.ns, .nd though they were built for a.11 time, it merely shows the force of the storm. The CPR Is wilhout a depot, a_nd relief trains coming in are placedjt any point where the wreckage has left them clear. The new Carnegie Library Is a complete wreck. _ Nearly ail the grain elevators are wrecked. Five churches are Bspillt, Anglican, two Methodist tna Roman Catholic Several.of the large hotels were a Iso raied to ground, and here, too, are scenes of awful carnage. It was i mpossible for the guests to git out, and they are pinned like rate in a trap. AWFUL" BY EVE-WITNESS Here Is the story by5 Riv. Mr. Cox, of London. "We were in tht tfch Divine worship was in progress. Just as the Doxology was being sung, the storm its first Intimation of coming on A shiver swept through the congregation as tht tower creaked and groaned. "Sjnejipjj ceased, but the storm increased In fury. "Then, with a crash, 'down came the tower. For the first time the large crowd realized its 'danjir. l Pausing a moment, to see if it was but a passing wind, then conjugation went wild. It was a repetition of the great Chicago disaster. Everyone rushed for the trampling friends underfoot, heeding no one in a mad attempt to escaps whit appeared to be certain death, the crowd beat Its way to the doors. Some, got out. We were near the rear of the church, and escaped. Just as we got outside, one of my daughter's became separated from us We later found her, and found that she had had a narrow escape from death A brick had struck her, but she came off with a.few'bruises. THE CARNAGE AT THE CHURCHES Turning, we saw a scene which will live as long as life itself The doors jammed with 'the frantic crowd, which had turned into fighting mob, each looking out for his individual safety. We saw the structure gl down. Walls caved In, carrying death before them. I don't know many were killed right In this spot, but the sight was awful. "We got away from the seine. Everywhere around us was the same scene duplicated. Mulmid men'and wenien were rushing blindly; rescue parties were hurriedly mad. up: It was Impossible to get anywhere, for streets were filled with debris. We reached our stopping place, found what we could, and made Tor tni trim, it was A surrj take the outbound trains. We could not get many details, but I am sure chat we are not mistaken In putting the death list at 250. Whal.the flnll count will be, I do not know, but I am almost afraid to hear whit wal the result of the search through the residential districts, when work was just started whren we left at two o'clock this moritlnt.' DEATH -INVADES PATRIOTIC Throughout the Reglha churches yesterday patriotic the order. Probably when the worst is known, It will fab.m thot It wtt this very condition whlch.has been responsible for terrible death list, ;