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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume V. Lethbridge. Alberta, Monday, June Number 1A5 ROTTEN PLATFORM WAS THE CAUSE OF DISASTER Between 15 and 20 Lives i Lost by Drowning i in Niagara CROWDED PLATFORM Had no Supporting Piles Five Bodies So Far Recovered Buffalo, N. Y., .Time bod- ies and a IS missing persons, were brought here today by the medi- cal examiner, from the scene of a dis-j nster ,at Eagle Park, on (ho west chore of Grand Island, about ten milCH below Buffalo, wlierc over one hun- dred people wore thrown' into the Ni- agara River, fby the collapse of an ex- cursion clock. The Identified are: Mra. Arthur Mayers, Mrs. John tHays, -Mrs.' LlUio Kellogg, Cella Kelly, nino years old, and Mrs. Agnes Galla- In the terror and confusion of the accident, parties became separated, nnd there la a faint hope that some of the listed missing: may be safe. There seems little doubt that The list o tieid will at least reach twenty. George who lost hi fwife and ten-year-old son, saw .'then can fed clear of the wreckage by th cunent that swent pist the dock a the rite of ten miles ni hour. Hi clinging; to a phnk, holding hi: I son and could do nothing to the othei members, ot Ills family. Geo. MeKee also lost his wife an I infant son nnd them go down in i Hie mass of struggling people. Thi Section of 'the'dock, which save was about 50 feet in length and 25 fea'm width The medical examiner who examin- DEMONSTRATION AND READY-MADE FARMS WM. B. McKINLEY Tat't's Campaign Manager ed tho wreckage at dawn, found that anally of the broken planks were rot ten and that directly; beneath the col JapsiiJ portion of the structure there ho supppiting piles.; Boats .were sent do'wu the river from Eagle Pflik earl> cr bodies 4. mile below the landing' there.is a reef running several h dred feet out'in'the river, which has a shore'current swing, and into this it is believed the 'bodies were carried The excursionists were members and friends of Court Amhers't Lodge No. Foresters of who were on their annual outing. They were token to' Eagle Park on board the steamers'Henry Korcber and the George Koreber.'the. bouts were warp- ang into .the dock to take on. passen-, ge-rs for the return trip, when the] crowd began'to'gaJther on the dock. There is some difference in the sipr ies of eye-witriessea as to whether th-e boats contributed to lhe 'collapse of the'tloek by striking it they came in, or whether it broke under the weight of people standing on it. BAD FIRE IN iMANITOBA TOWN Winnipeg, Juno. years old, unmarried, camo from Bhoal Lake, .Manitoba. FRANK B. KELLOGG Standard-Oil prosecutor, committee man from Minnesota, and one of the big At Chicago SIDNEY BEIBER FRANCIS J. HENEY Commltteeman from the District of graft protecutor of San Fran- Columbia to the Chicago itrong tupporter of ROOM- Rootavelt tuppottei, veil. Parker The men, Declare that although the vole nilfcht be clos solution and hope thac fall tlrey will have all the dita, thar details in hand when the mat- er may be considered with -aomt lew to action 3 (Continued on pago 8 GOVERNOR OLASSCOCK I Virginia) ,'f 4 ;