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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 1914 NUMBER 152 100 LOST Aftermath of Empress Disaster Hon. J. D. Hazen Makes an Official Statement in House-Homes Wrecked 111 ASSiMVICTIMS Ottawa, Ont., June over a hundred lives were1 lost in the storm ofl on the north ern New Brunswick and Gaspe coast last Friday and that the disaster was the worift in tho histon oi the fish ing oi New Brunswick was the statement made in Ottawa this morning Hon Mr llazen minister of marine'and fisheries, said that the information vvhich he had recened that the fleet was> caught in a terrific cj clone. i In addition to the tremendous loss of life many of the fishermen had their homes destroyed by the tj clone. Mr said that apparently not onh were many families deprued of j their bread winners, hut also their homes. "The disaster is without doubt the worst of ite kind in" the history of New said Mr. Hazen. "I have wired for further information as .to'the extent of the catastrophe.' He that as soon as the govern- suffloie'h'f .information steps would' be taken .to assist those who had suffered through the calamity At present it was impossible to ask parliament for a vote If the Hou c had prorogued before the information was .received, then assistance, would he BAtwiruuu uv Governor irenerai warrant The matter. called to