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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JULY 8. 1915_ NUMBER 175 TORNADO SWEEPS CENTRAL U.S.- a a. LIFE it TORIDO IN STATES NIAGARA CAR PACKED BY S.S. EXCURSIONISTS TURNS TURTLE, 14 DEAD, 50 HURT Storm Tears Through Central and Southern States Leaving in its Wake a Vast Area of Devasta- are Almost Wiped Out Chicago, July 8.-AccordmK r'E- urcs compiled early today more than fill ncrsons were killed and several score injured'by tho violent wind and lain storm which extended from Ne- braska ti Ohio last night. Thc pro- perty damage is estimated at sever- al millions. The greatest loss 01 lite occurred in Cincinnati and vicinity, where 33 persons are known to be -dead and 15 missing, 18 of the dead there being deck hands who were drowned by the capsizing of a tow- boat convoy in the Ohio River. In eastern -Missouri the storm assumed [the proportions of a tornado, demol- ishing 1G2 blocks in St. Charles, a of about persons. St. Peters, a town of 300 people, anil Gilmore, a village o! 100 inhabi- tants were wiped out by thc torna- do. In St. Charles and St. Peters there was' no loss of life, while in Gilmore only one person was killed, iln Lincoln and Ouster counties, Ne- braska, wind and hail caused heavy damage to the crop, and in thc vil- lage of Colloway several buildings ,were unroofed. There had been no loss of life reported early today. In southern Illinois thc storm was severe, causing heavy damage ir inany localities. The Moimd City section was flooded. In cen- itral and southern Indiana, three per- sons'were'killed aiid many injured. tTeIegraph service was buildings were unroofed ond crops damaged by the heavy iwinds and rain. estimated, ttiiilc the tornado-swept'i reUirninsf home "after section of the city was IS blocks j the long by 9 blocks U'ide, damage long y ocs w, agains the exception o[ the demolition one church and the partial wrecking of another church, a. factory, a hos- THE KILLED L. A. GRANT advertising man- ager of the Westminster Publish- ing Co., Toronto. HAROLD PARTRIDGE, organ- ist of Wood Green Methodist MARGARET TOMLIN, 20: for- merly given as unidentified, 31 DeGrassi street. DOROTHY KEATS, Sailer str'eet. ROBERT WATSON. Th? list of killed and Injured i incomplete. Storv of Catastrophe thc Niagara line i pitai. Jiany were 1amo and wore bandages on their heads and to this city steamer. Of these, i'our died during the trip across the lake, making a total of 14 dead. As soon as possible, word of the ac- cidcnt was sent to the miiitnry camp I at Niagara-on-the-Lake, and doctors and medical equipment ivure hurried in motor cars to the scene. They at once took charge of Hie work.of as- sisting the injured. A pouring rain idded to thc horror of the situation, i i The car was an open cross-seated trolley, and it is estimated there were 160 people in and on it at the time of Scene of Accident The scene of the accident was at tin- last curve the trolley line takes before it readies the station and wha-f at Qneenston, and is within a In I In Missouri St. Louis, July S.-Latc reports. car on today from the storm-swept area of; e death roll, the disaster. car would normal- few yards of the river just wher breaks from the narrow gorge, its course down from Brock's monu- ment, curving away from the river, thc railway hugs tho shoulder of the heights considerable distance, Toronto Ont July down the steep indue that leads to iy hold from tiu lo. "was i was flflad Railway, loaded with ox-! to its utmost capacity. Jill .IVM.... 1J11: ill niillixi.1, mi....... 'astern .Missouri left the deatli roll, from the Toronto Sunday at seven. Dawn disclosed that the j SCUOUIB wood Green Methodist1 damage at St. Charles bad been over; aml gt Presbyterian churches, "a day's pic- track, crashed trolley pole and turned o aurniny j Relief work was done quickly and Methodist well. Within an hour and a hall af- 'ter the accident, there remained only the wrecked cur, and the long, still, sheet-covered remains to show that a i against nital and a convent, was confined j largely to the unroofing of houses rear of the car vvas com- wrecked and ten persons were and uprooting of trees. o Cincinnati Struck Cincinnati, .July The most de- vastating storm that visited this city in several decades descended about 8.30 last night, raged with Ol thc Otners, cyclonic intensity for ball an hour, Of ten members of the Keats fam- ily, only one Ciune out uninjured, while one was killed, and most of thc others are now in the hospital. The eldest of the group was Mrs.-Keats of Sa'lter street, mother or grandmother then bends back sharply on itself, and travels a distance of half a nihe before it reaches the final curve at the river's brink. Tho grade is heavy upposed to make the descent slowly. Lost Control It is stated that the motorman lost control of the car through the brakes to respond a considerable dis- of those above the road and the car dashed over tracks. The screams and cries of the wo- Unexpected Attacks Overwhelm the Teutons, Who are Driven Back at the Point of Bayonet, Leaving Piles of Dead on Battlefield si, ien arm, hile the youngest of the killed outright. car was closely packed, and took a toll of lives estimated at i tamiiv rjorothy her granddaughter, to 35, and wrought 'damage somewhere between and The list of missing, L latter were hurried to Niagara Falls, but a number of tlicm were brought missing, Lhe of injured is likely to whicli at last reports last night in- tolol 50 and Many oi the dicated between 15 and 20, is in- creasing It wa m ascertained definitely today that a special train on the Pennsyl-1 vania railroad carrying race horses' from the recently-ended meet at La- tonia to eastern' tracks, was wreck- ed at Terrace Park, a short distance fhom .the city. .Nineteen of what were considered the best horses that raced at the Latonia meet were kill- ed" It was reported also that two caretakers were killed and 19 others injured, including several jockeys. ment of the day. Toronto Paralyzed The steamer carrying the dead and wounded that were brought to To- ronto reached here shortly before in a downpour of rain. It was met by all the available ambu- lances in the city, and these had to be supplemented by automobiles. A crowd of anxious relatives and friends were there to get word of -their Jem. Yonge street was given over to the rushing motors that flew up and down the street with shrieking horns and 'clanging bells. Several trips were necessary before all were plac- ed in tbe wards of the General hos- npr or1 Eranumotner liuiueo in ,e sustafnedTbrok- be supplemented by automobiles LUULIUJI Ul muinj T those waiting tbe car on he dock be low. There was no possibility of giving aid Two of the sharp curves the madly speeding- car negotiated in safety, and as it swept round them the spectators held their breath. On the third and last curve the car jump- ed from the rails, and, wiping away a trolley pole as though it were pa- per pliing'ed over the embankment. It landed on its side and plunged some feet along the ground. Inquest July 19 Owing to Motorman Boyd's injuries, the inquest at Queenston has been postponed to July 19.' MORE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS ESTABLISHED The country along the Aldersyde- ILethbridfic is going to have more consolidated schools establish- ed in the near future than any other 'district in the province. Barons is already established. On Saturday ol last week James for the Edmonton depart- ment, addressed a meeting of the 'rnen and women of the farmers' or- ganizations meeting in Blackie and ithe trustees on Tuesday evening, and a vote involving half a dozen dis- jtricts will be held in the -near future. On Tuesday afternoon tho districts around Brant had a rousing meeting addressed by Mr. AlcCaig. Already two or three districts had petitioned Is Adriatic Safe? New York, 'N.Y., July The Dow-Jones News Bureau published late today a state- nient that the White Star lin- er Adriatic had docked safe- ly at Liverpool at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The White Star Line office at New York has no advice of the .Adriatic's arrival at Liv- erpool. Twelve new grain elevators, each with a capacity of bushels, will be rushed to completion to take_ care of the tremendous harvest 'of Bremer of the for'a" vole, fhe'rest feF in'Une'on announcement to the Herald thfc Tuesday. Vulcan is now busy and morning. I her are on a trip ol the will have a meeting to round up on southern r 'by a tit for Foremost are working .actively into shape, where it is possih c that one of their one to thc south and one to the east elevators will be located. Hie West- Southern Alberta. and W. M. McLean, officials Western Flour Mills Co., made this ITALIAN CRUISER IS SUNK of Brant. Altogether the education- al progress of tins' part of Southern Alberta promises to set the pace for the rest of the province. ern Flour Mills Co. have ove elevators in Saskatchewan a London, July Petrograd correspondent of the Times says that according to private reports all passenger traffic on the Ger- man has been suspend- ed. He says it is believed that large forces arc leaving the eastern front for the western -theatre, with a view of. an impending rush on Calais. v SOCKS FOR SICK SOLDIERS Here's a chance for every citizen, to do something to comfort to the sick sol- diers now in hospitals in France and Britain. For one week Lethbridge people will have the opportun- ity of contributing a pair of socks or money to buy socks to be forwarded to the Canad- ian soldiers who are sick in hospitals in Britain and .in France. Socks-are badly -needed not woollen socks but thin socks for the sick and invalided aol- diers to wear. The, sizes M'ant- ed are from 10M; to 12. Bags have been; placed number of local stores arid ho- er eighty! nd many ia Rome, via-Paritf; July Ital- ian armored cruiser Amalfi was tor- in" Manitoba, "and in Alberta "they I V'doed 'f sunk SSSwSySiHKSS'Srr-i in Vancouver. It is to feed these Two special trains, one runnin from Calgary on the Aldtesyd branch, on the 17th, and one from Medicine Hat on July 15th, will car ry farmers from along these lines t the experimental farm here for a da spent in viewing the farm. The date are planned ior a picnic at the farm where there are a great many intai esting tilings to see in connectio with nature and farm developments Farmers should plan for a regular picnic with the usual lunch included. Petrograd, July an unexpected blow at the right flank of the Austro-German forc- es between the Vistula and- the Bug Rivers, the Russians have administered a check to thc Ger- manic armies' efforts to assail Warsaw from the south, accord- ing to the latest official reports from -the front. Russian military experts de- clare that the crest of the Teu- tons' new invasion of Poland was reached on the heights of Wilko- laz, where the Russians are rain- ing shells on the attacking Aus- tro-German troops, and where they repulsed seven attacks in succession finally compelling the enemy to abandon the assaults. The southern slopes of laz heights were carpeted with Austrian dead when the battle ended. Bodies lay in heaped-up rows where the attacking forces were taken under Russian fire 38 they reformed for new assaults. When the seventh attack had resulted in disastrous failure for the enemy the Russians took the offensive with the bayonet and drove the enemy back to his trenches inflicting further heavy losses. The Austrian offensive of Krasnik was completely stopped. The battle was within about fif- teen miles of the Lublin-Cholm railway, against which the Teu- tons are striking with persistence. SEIZE WIRELESS Washington, July U. S. Government to- day took over thc Long Island, wireless tation, the only privately operated direct means of communication between the United Germany. Present Bungling Will Result in Defeat for the Allies Declares the Mail mills that the company is building a dozen elevators in the south. These will he .located as much as possible in places which are not .served at present with elevators. Asked if one would ce located at Lethbridge, Mr. Brcmcr replied that this city seemed to he well oared for by elevators al- ready here. Although it is little a month before the elevators be required lot use the flour nounccd toniglit'iby the ministry of marine. Most of the members of the crew were saved. 145 MONTENEGRINS HALTED Portland, July After hav- ing been detained three hours, today, by Federal authorities, a party of 14a alleged Montenegrin recruits, in charge of two agents, hurrying on a special tram from Globa to Mi e require 101 use e o inui are conlident that the) will DPI Vincomei BC readr'for the first shipment of grain. ceed at 11.35 o'clock. Saxonia is Safe New. York, N.Y., July Cun- ard line late today received a reply by wireless to the message sent to the Saxonia, 1SOO inilea at sea, regard- garding the suspicion that Holt-had placed a bomb on the vessel. The message reads: "Search made, .noth- ing found. The .message was. signed by Cap- tain Diggle of: the Saxonia in .an editorial, says "Are we win- ning, are we losing, are we 'muddl- ing through, or merely muddling V Because we muddled through against a half-armed agricultural people like the Boers, shall muddle through against a highlv organized people like the Gcunans and their allies "Our graiclv handicapped soldiers at tne aim at home [now that after nearly a year of war we are still where we were, with the same people in control and thc same deficiency in equipment "The reason why the Daily Mail iterates these damning facts is its de- sire to bring home to the people this, that 11 we are to win the and v.e can the had No Suggestion That the Commission Should Quit CENSUS OF SOUTH SHOWS MUCH FARM HELP NEEDED GLOBED A BIG ORDER Pa., July ment was made here today that thu American Car Foundry Co. had nloaed an order with the prnment for 4100 hox cars., As the time for harvesting'the crop Bags have beei placed in'a drawing closer, there Is concern j number of local stores arid ho- Ai amongst many farmers abo.ut the sup- tels. Place your gift of socks Or eat labor It is difficult to in these hags or If .vow desire i a8cortaln tlle situation m some dis drop a contribution of nionej u th lnformatlon The hags bear the Red Cross h ,t Seem8 to and the words: Socks for wi th t a t dea, o{ 01U Sick Soldiers I side labor Avill be required d The collection of socks is harvesting Some BULGARIA COMING Italy, July Secolo, In an interview with former Premier Malinoff of Bulgaria, quotes that states man as saying that he is con- vlnced the Russian retire ment is but temporary, and that ultimate victory for the Allies is assured. Bulgaria, he declared, will immediately join them, having been guar anteed the territories lost in the second Balkan war. be'iiig made by the Red; Cross society, and this organization will have the Lethbridge con- tribution'forwarded: to pro- per quarter for distribution Let every citizen contribute at' least one pair of socks for this worthy cause during the week. It Is not a sock day. but a sock week. Keep that in mind. Thc places where the bags are to be found are Rylaiids Co.. McKelvie McGuire, Hudson's Bay Co., Simpson Co E J Hill t To C nrke A Co.. and also at the Lethhridge and Alexandra hotels. I claim that thev can Sunp'iy the need but in most cases outside help will It is true that there is considerable unemployment, and many men are available for worto of this kind in some of tbe cities and larger towns "in. the southern part, of the province, but if the calculations as to the number ot men required is cor lect' Itoe unemployed cannot meet the demands entirely. The A j'Herald communicated with a number A of correspondents asking for inform X ation about the need of han est labor A Appended are some of these reports opinion here, is that the crop can be harvested with- out much, if am outside assist ft ance What is mobtly needed, il more threshing outfits, as there are not nearly sufficient to handle this year's promised crop. The crop is much heavier than usual, and the. ma- chines now in the district cannot handle the work tliat is ahead of them. is estimated that har- dest help is going to he scarce. There is no surplus of here at present, and the demand is beginning to ap. pear At least three hundred can find work diinig han esting and threshing ; this, year. One Hundred at Coaidale is estimated that July wheat October wheit October .ontIACLrOD-----Many -enquiries have been made ol farmers in the district about the labor situation. While they all admit there willbe a shortage of labor they cannot gne an estimate of the men that will be required. inquiry as to number of men required in this dis trict to assist in handling crop, re ceived I find this question a diffi cult one to answer, as this countrj has had a cron such as pre- sent prospects indicate we are about to hnnest In 1112, uhen we had good yields, we had a veiy small acreage and many fnrmeis tett to find work in the fields around Stir Iln. New Dayton, etc. At the present time there is, an actual shortage of labor Here caused by th.e of the bachelor ele ment in search of work last spring times weie dull here but as all these people have land here, it is mj belief that the prospect of plenty 11 v.hat they knew oi SULII tnrougn oi-iiei uiiaiiucia, negotiations which occurred hetween sponsib.lity would rest upon the gov- certain persons prior to thc resigna- ernmeni Mr C P. Fullerton, who. i.ei.L.uii_ ________t 11. nrnsecuting cliarges, said he ex- to conclude his case tornor' row He was uncertain as to wheth-' cr or not he would call Premier Nor- ns, will be called by the Liber- als if not brought into courtr by Mr Fullerton Mr Isaac Pitblado, row tion of tbe old goiernmcnt Justice Mathers, chairman of the old who was seen by Chief Justice How ell after thc latter had been m- teniewed bi F II Phippen and A. 13. Hudson, said that there bad been no suggestion that the commission snot'ii put up its as Mi. Pitblado expressed it, hut-that Jha suggestion uas tnat no further evi- long. ueron eral counsel, told the court that, rus side of the case not take very Bomb Explodes on Liner, No Great Damage Done (.Continued, on Page Nevv York, Holt's last naming, filiiyished by his wife.while he lay in his cell in Nas- jujy explosion, and tbe fire was sau County that a bteamship would sink at sea on Julv 7, was ans- wered bv an explosion aooard the British liner Minnehaha, heavili lad-, en -ylth etplosHes and inflammable materials, 750 miles southeast ot.Har- received here today by wireless from her captain. ilinnehaba hud .no passengers aboard -Her crew of proximately 100 men had brought, flames under subjection tail noon maieriiiiid, iov IIIIIKS ilax, late yesterday. The news olttte morrow morning, The captain said in, diipatch that the was heading for Htlt fax. Sbe'was due then to 1____ ;