Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOL I. LET H BRIDGE, ALBERTA, MARCH 4, I 90 8. NO. 71 TERRIBLE DISASTER IN CLEVEUND Public School in a Suburb ofCleveland Scene of an Awful Holocaust-Four Hundred Pupils Were in School When Fire Started--Many Injured Cleveland, 0., March :i fire which completely destroyed the com- mon school building in Collingwood, a suburb today, 75 children lost their lives. The fire was started'by an over- heated iuvnnce. The flames quickly spread and a panic ensued when the building1 filled with smoke rind the four hundred children attempted to escape. There were but two exits in the building that were available. One soon became choked with children madly "dashed for the open air and those who fell in ,the doorway were trampled upon by those behind and soon the-door way'was impassa- ble. The frightened and punic strick- en children turned to get out through the and.any other means that.coula be found. Escape was cut off by the flames which by this time had spread throughout the rooms. The building was of brick yet this did not retard the progress of the fire. In a few minutes, the lower..floor fell precipitating scores of children. to, the basement, among the .burning em- bers. The scene about the building was heartrending. Quickly the news of the terrible catastrophe spread throughout id -hundreds of parents were crowding about the building in search of their girls and i boys. In a few minutes 20 bodies had been taken from the ruins. Plain- 1 ly the writhing scalded forms of dozens of others could be seen in the basement.; factories dismiss- ed their men find instructed them to assist in the .recovery. They brav- ed the fire and made heroic efforts to save thoHe wlio were not dead. At 11.30 25 bodies hud been recov- ered-from the ruins and were taken to the shops'of-the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad company where the company's physicians are attending the injured. Practically every ambulance in the eastern part of Cleveland was called as well as every available, physician, Many children rescued are believed to be fatally injured either by fire. or be- ing trampled upon. .Scores-of child- ren have been taken to the city hos- pitals. Three little girls met instant death in attempting to jump from the third floor. They were Mary Hidgewuy, Anna lloth utid Gertrude Davis.'. A niau named Damn, who arrived upon the scene early when the children were crowded in the front door dis- covered his httle girl among the mass of injured and. crushed. He Caught the girl by the Immis and in his frantic efforts to save her pulled her arms from her body. The hist four, who were children of the jani- tor of the- building, lost lives together. The ;greatest loss of life placed the number us high as two hundred, Reports are conflicting at this time. In the excitement it was impossible -to form'a reasonable es- timate. Judging from the? number of bodies that have been recovered and the number missing, together .with the number than' can be seen, in' the basement it 5s .safe to say that 70 havcperishod. The list may grow as the truth is revealed. WHEN COUPLE ARE ENGAGED Engagement Must Be Certified to by a Priest and Two Laymen Peterboro; Out., March masses'of St. ,1'etcr's cathedral Sun- day Rev. Father McUoll read a pa- pal decree that lias caused consider- able talk in the city, especially am- ong .those of the Calholic faith. It was-to the effect that an engagement to be recognized by the Catholic church as canonical must be-certified by'the'parties', thereto signing in. the; presence of two laymen to that elTect. the church will not recognize the engagement, as such This ordinance'is for the. purpose of preventing the numerous and emb'ar- assitig misunderstandings ".which have was caused by o'ne of the exits being regarding so-called engage- closed, to which point scores of chil-' ments where the church has been ask clrch rushed. Their escape'was block- ed by a door that opened in wards. In this manner they were delayed in reaching "other doors an'd windows. -ed to interfere. To obviate' this the above precau- tion ordained: The announcement is being ..widely It is -said that as a result of this I to'day, but of course it-1 is stampede along, scores o'f- to state how many uer- lost lives.' The first .''V will be-aflected. BASEBALll AS. DIVORCE CAUSE When team "Husband Would Not Talk to Wife v St. Louis. Fen., di- vorce- case of .Mrs. Mime Hickart against "Lloyd Kickarl. secretary of the Brown's. .Uusehdll Club, was taken." under advisement "this morning by ,Judgc Allen. -The couple were Married Aug. 8, 1S01J. and separated July- 24, 1007. Mrs. Uiehart "testified that when the ilrowus lost lie would not talk to her at all, but if they won lie was all ..right. The publicity committees of the she said, ''the baseball City Council and the Board of Trade jga.mes 'regularly and faithfully indi-j met together last night in the offices.! rated just tu expect upon my of the Hoard of. Trade. 'There were ;husband's arrival." i present flavor Henderson, A In. Mac-! j beth, Ivcs, Watson and Hutton. 0. GAVE. NAVAL SECRET AWAY J F. P. Cohylware, president of the'f j Board of A. .Buchanan; Serious Charge In Circulation BIG EXHIBITION Cky is Going to Have Leth- bruise Well Advertised m AWAY FROM ARRESTED 1N; UTAH Italian Who Dynamited-a Hotel at Victoria, B, 0., March sujxjrintendeint' of. the" provincial po- lice has just-returned Salt Lake City where he wen tiu connection with the extradition-; proceedings agaihst an Pcdio who is held there charged with the dyna- miting tht Canada Hotel at Niagara near Grand Forks in the fall of. 1906 and. which resulted in the death of the of the hotel and the injury of nine others. A reward' of was offered for the arrest of tluv perpetrators of the crime :md now a 'companion of CVdio has admitted in the .presence.' of two witnesses that he and Odio. had committed the crime. PRINCE OF f ALES TOPAYCANM AYISITi Coming Here Witt Princess to Attend Cbnplaio A Celebration "London, Marcli A. I t'.iis -understood that the Prince of' Wales probably ac, by the third; Princess of Wales will to' Canada this snin- aier in a warship escorted frv a small squadron to represent ..Uintf at the of the Chnmplain of Quebec. J't is' expected' that" the pViik-e after his visit to Quebec cisil' other Canadian cities'. N. B. GOVERNMENT WAS DEFEATS) FOUR CABINET MINISTERS BEATEN Complete Rout of Coalition Government That has Been in Power in New Brunswick for Twenty- Five Years Premier has a Narrow Escape. St. John, Mar. 25 years of power the Mew Brunswick govern- ?mnt suffered defeat in today's elec- tions. Goirip into the with S5 supporters to the I possessed by the Opposition the rasult tonight leaves the situation practically reversed, the government having only IS members and the Opposition 31. Tonight the Opposition are greatly elated for besides having to contend with the ordinary resources of the government, Hon. Wrn. Pugsl.ey, min- ister of public works in the Laurier government' lent the government the full force of his influence making promises of works in return for the support of the government candidates. The dredge W. S. Field- ing was also brought to St. John and put to work in the harbor. Despite all .this the government was badly beaten. Premier Robinson narrowly escap- ed defeat in Westmoreland where the government had four seats. In addition they won in Restig- J.W.' DARBY.'b'EAD Brother-in-law -of Late Killam and Former Winnipeg Lawyer ouch St. John county, Victoria and MadaWaska and giving them the seats in Gloucester which went in- dsperidehtly Liberal on Monday, they only have 15 seats. Four cabinet mtmbiirs of the government'were de- feated, Johns, solicitor general in jCarleton; Allan, provincial secre- tary in York; Ferris, commissioner of I agriculture in Queens and Purdy, member without portfolio in St. John city. The result of the election was as. follows: St; John Hath- Winnipeg, March death oc- ay. away, Maxwell, Wilson, Mclnerney; majority 500. St. John Me Keown, Loweli; majority 400. Woods and Slipp; majority 75. York Me- Leod, Young, Robinson, Pinder; ma- jority 900. Robinson, Sweeney, Copp, Leger; majority 200. MorrJ- son, McLauchtan, Allan; majority 400. Bourque, Lan- dry, Sheridan; majority 500. Carleton Conservative, Smith, Flemming, Munroe; majority 300. Charlotte Conservative, Clarke, Taylor, Grimmer, Hartt; majority 2GO. Tweedile, Bur- gess; majority 260. Cyr, Baker; majority 500. Labillols, Cur- riej majority 280. Dickson, Presr cott; majority 200. Murray, Jones and Snroule; majority 300.. Hazen, Gal- sier. St.John, N.B., March Op- position to the provincial government led by J. D. Hazen has carried the provincial elections by a big major- ity. They will have about thirty seats in the Legislature out of .forty- six. Hon. W. the solicitor. the defeated. The party lines were not drawn tightly in the contest is the Opposition had a few Liberal can- didates. The cry that the government bed been too long in power (twenty- five years) was a popular canvas. An unpopular highway act and the en- ormous prices for public school books also helped the government's defeat. Mr. Pugsley, Hon. H. R. Emmerson, Senators Gilmour and King and other Federal government members tried in vain to stem the tide. The Op- position had the help of G.S.Crock- et, G. W. Fowler and G. W. Gan- ong in the last few days of the cam- Opposition candidates were in Albert, St. John City, Sun- bury, York, Carieton, North- umberland, Kent and Charlotte, a to- tal of 30 seats. The government supporters were elected in Victoria, Westmoreland, St. John County and Restigouche, a total of 12. Gloucester went inde- pendent. REASONS FOR DEFEAT Moncton, N. B., March Hobinson seen last states that the result of the New Brunswick elec- tions is explained by the fact that a succession of events contributed to influence the public. The recent change of unpopularity of the road act, the opposition of a section of Liberals headed lay John Morrisey. Mr. Haren's promises of cheaper school books and the desire of many to the Opposition a general secretary and .Hori. D. J. chance after 25 years, all affected the Purdy, without portfolio, art among'result. 3 Distant Doinin.ion-. Lands agent.. lc- juul been suffering f orsorne Mine wltlr cancer of the stomach." He 'had made- a in December laT5t to Roclu'stV'i-. for. the pur- I pose'.; of iindcrfroinsr ah iiolhinV V.-.-LS done then! JEr. Darby a brother-in-ln'w of the late Hon. A.'.C. Killnm. He IIHK bf-on "a resi- lient ol Winnipeg for -more tlinn hven-j ty years, 'He was formerly a Iftwyer, a inc-mbsr-of of Ricliavds, MacKenzie King Going Dirhy HAD TO PAY HEAD TAX England on an Important Mission JUDGE KILLAM'S FUNERAL j. if arch body. o_f S the Into will reach j the city this inorniiijr sit- i The1 funeral will be hi'll Thurstlay af- ni i.30 o'l-iurk. Important Ammendments lo the Election Act Announced at Ottawa chairman of the publicity committee of the Hoard, M. Hatch :xnd IT. J.MI. Skeith. Mr. Conylxiurc explained the plans Russia I Ottjiwa. j hsis oiitrustct! L. King 1 with another -hnporUiut missiors statute-. BROKE HIS NECK Tort Arthur; Out.. March St. terpeUnuon was Murch in tha Knorhuirl to confer on behalf of the rionrd of .Trade had in view Douma today lhc Canadian Government with the On leaves Thompson, n -contracior, handling coal for the United Culleries.'.'com- pany, fell off -a load coal today for an exhibit at the Dominron Fair tions from Admiral HikoIT, minister at CulgJiry. He the need of marine. The rhargos' ui-e current Imperiu in London respecting the ;of a display, of our resources tluit in" naval circles that a Russian nuval ami other Hritish Mast lu- would compel every visitor to -open -sccn.t .has been communicated lie will hvv be- their eyes and realize -the greatness Vicers Sons and Maxim, the' English foiv ,ne" imperial mithurUJes the of Lothbridgc. j shipbuilders in connection 'with the; views ol the government lu-rt; reg.ml- The Mayor ami Ivcs expressed them new Russian cruiser "Kurak of this jtnr advisability-of inu- sc-'ves very strongly in sympathy firm. These secrets .'were there render taal to n strict as far ns pos- with the proposal. The Mayor cd available to other nations. M is si'hle. Oriental immigration to Cana-! thouRht other towns and cities had alleged that armour. Kuns, and shells'ua from lhe Asia-tic possess-! getting ahead of Lethbridge in manufactured by A'icers Sons and Canadian opposition, publicity ami Aid. Kes said-that the Maxim were The ly British Columbia to 'the influx Krant to the board this-year would minister of marine instead of'n-plac- Of Orientals will be explained at Lou i enable them to show the council those materials direct from the: an interchange of views will what it could do. -JRussian factories, ordered supervis- it js- expected, result.in the reaching Rftsolutions were finally passed ask- inp oxpcrls lo insinil.t Vickers Sons-: of some satisfactory agreement bo-' inff the council to appropriate Maxim to prepare the armor the two governments. 000 PurIlOStVof a IjClhbrUlBc to a secret process worked j NOXV (hat -tho -Japanese immiiira-.! exhibit nt the Dominion Fair, the out at the Kolpin factory and it. fur-j has been practically I money to he. spent under the joint ijiished plans of Hussian 8 and l-'l settled, the most pressing point with' direction of the Hoard of Trade and inch to lhe KnKnsh f.nn. regard'to the whole problem of Or-i 1ietttal immigration is in .regard to! n- i b'rcakinjr iiis-'tu-ck and ciusing instant Indian and Colonial otliccr I c. i death. He was 25 years of'age, i married. Ottawa, Out.. March A. H.' Aylesvvorl.li has given notice of a bill- to amend the Dominion Election 'Act. The measure besides making a number of amendments to the politi- cal act along technical lines is witVi a view to making clear the real in- terest of law, provides for the repeal of a number of clauses and the sub- RBITT DKll 1 -J. T from Japan ._ Ottawa. March curious- cir- cumstance Inis transpired in conncc- tioii' 'with the Len'tieux 'mission to Japan: When the mission left Japan to return to Canada Mr. Lemieux being in a hurry, left by the Canad- ian Pacific steamer and northern route-, as the more oxpoditious. Ma- dame Lemieux and Mr. Joseph Pope, howcvor'took the southern route, by way of San Francisco. And .before th'e Lemieux, Mr. Pope and Mr. Pope's allowed trt San Francisco they obliged to pay the head tax. To be precise they to each, the United States Treas- ury being enriched to the extent of Tb'.1 levy made in Yokohama: Mr. i'opc1 had to imake the payment when buying the tickets, and to understand that not be allowed to board'the steamer without the receipts. Ajuirt from the diplomatic status thp :md from tho fact .thai st.itutimi of others in regard to the, I'opo -returning from negotia- KING COMES TO ions of campaign funds, the, manipulation of ballots, etc. It is provid.M .thai, all contributions to a j tions of a character in which the Ciinndian was so similar to that of tho United States, the imposition was absolutely iljegal, as the candidate s campaign mnd .must Vie states law expresslv exempts jtnade direct to his legal agent and u- 'r, j 'sons travelling- lo Canada, via th third reading of the French treaty in the lhe Hindus.' The seem to point to another influx of Hindus ilu-j that sselH. March -I.- ft i> King Leopold :nv! the Ik-Tgian ring the cominif summer nnri it, is govrnnm-nt to a complete lire iVvOiit, tions passetl by order in council can prevent the landing of those .hooked j agreement on the question, of the ar.> nex.itpn ol Conco Independent t House today, F. D. Monk spoke lo Hnnc TConff and jn drdes the elector lot, by t; legally qu is his juun ly omitted. on a bnl- n> oul.h thnt is that, ho' has ing Officers J Jfnrch. jopt-ninp of the assizes yes- i terday liie Attorney General through by j entered a stay of proceed- some length with the idea of showing that although the Conservatives had criticised some features of the treaty they were not ns a pnrty opposed to thence to Vancouver. The Hindus are British subjects nml any regula- tions odoptod have to considered it. He quoted from Hamard to show fr- Belgium the mngnifio-ht domain _. _ _ jwili to bring about a thor- tt'icntion for i-ighl vcnrs. cct. In addition tli- of crow withdrawn. that in 1893 Premier Lnurier had! similarly criticised n treaty with France made by Sir Charles Tupper. At 9.40 when the discussion had closed the Liberals demanded a di- vision with'the result that the treaty h received the. concurrence of Canadian Parliament by vote of 103 to 5. Those who voted "Nay" were five Conservative members from the wine producing districts of western Ontar- io, viz., Lancaster, Chisholm, Jack- son, Owen and Marshall. ough understanding with ;hc British government on tho question .se- cure their in discourag- ing and preventing tbe immigration i Hindus to Canada, from India. from, tho capital Cape Ferrat in the reserving .for .lumj-eli the use. of however nunm: lifetime. -a is guilty fMthis of- j This marts the termination of these bo imprisoned for five pococ hovo outh of France, jlVnce hl> lw for five casos vvhich h.uv bcen lh( application of a j Manitoba courts for the past three about one month. Lindsay. March Slubbinga, 35 years of age, n snow- shovc-l.er, ;vas killed ir. the Grand Tnmk yards this morning. He loaves a widow and three children. TEN MILES IN TWO "-HOURS Omaha, Neb. March- "Amor- imo. If not an election otlicer of tho ve.ir.s. rrown he may be imprisoned for not! _ less ihnn one yqnr or more than years. j one not a voter who resides outsiili found guilty of bribing or i Crtnftr1rt or takes part ioan ear in the York to Paris of receiving money for his vote u-ill lhis lv automobile "race Ifft Logan? thirty he for eight years, '.-'in- j to a f" or 'imprisonment. For miles west of Omaha at six .o'clock j of ,-or (ivo yortrs rts .n this morning and required two hours! Other penalties" provided in this Stal0nwu ten rr.ik-rf. Tho roads are remain cirxMilating a a candidate to Directing the election muddy. I A further clause provide that nnv !a of or Uvo yoars jonmcnt is provided, Los Angeles., Cal., March. Britt of San Francisco and Battling Nelson -oi Hegswick, Illinois, fought ten rounds before the. Pacific Ath- letic Club in this city last night with Uritt a slight favorite in points of blows landed, and Nelson somewhat the stronger at the close, but unable to overcome the cleverness of his op- ponent. The fight seemed ended in the sixth round when Britt appeared to have received a knockout blow at Nelson's hand but was saved by the gong. Nelson showed, to advantage in only three rounds because of-telling :blows landed when the men .were sparring openly. The fight was by no menu's'' a savage affair and at times the au- dience -howled at the men to fight. Time after time Britt escaped the lends of the always coming Nelson. lu all Nt-lson did not land over a dozen effective blows, while Kritt always giving ground stepped out ot range whenever possible and fre- quemly straightened Nelson up with a blow from his left. In conform- ity with the law, no decision was rendered. FOUND DEAD IN BED Account of Sudden Death of Late John Jardine From a Van- couver Paper Concerning the death oi the. late John Jardine at Vancouver, a paper of that city has the following: At 1 o'clock this M named John Jardine, who had regis- tered from Great Falls, Montana, was found dead in'bed at the Com- mercial hotel by Nightwntchman J. Al Marion. Jardine was in bed with his clothes on. The police were no- tified and an investigation was made. Jardine registered nt the hotel at 0 o'clock yesterday morning and was seen at 6 o'clock in the afternoon. After he retired for the night. was found on the floor of his room and as he appeared to be a heavy sleep- or. the. nightwntchmah went to see if he was all right at 1 o'clock. To his horror he .Found that Jardine was dead. The remains were ordered to removed to Messrs. Greene SimpsonV undertaking-rooms and an inquest will probably lw; held to as- certain the cause of death.