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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1906)
Vol. XIX.-No. 3
CORVALLIS, OREGON. FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 13. 1900.
B. T. IRTIMB Editor
and Proprietor '
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Showers of Sand and Redhot Stones
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New Craters Pouring La
va on All Sides of Vol
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Naples, April 8. The hope that
Mount Vesuvious was becoming
calm was dissipated today when the
volcano became more active than
ever. The panic has spread to Na
ples. Two strong earthquake shocks
which shattered the. windows . and
cracked the walls of buildings, were
experienced today. The entire pop
ulation rushed to 'he streets in ter
ror, many of them crying
Madonna has forsaken, us; the
of the world has come."
No trace remains of Boecotrecaee,
a commune on the southern decliv
ity of the mountain, where, up to
48 hours ago 1U,UUU persons lived;
and Torre Annunziata, on the
shores 01 the Gulf or .Naples, one
mile to the southward, is almost
surrounded by the invading lava
and has been evacuated by its 30,
The people were brought to Na
ples by trains, street cars, military
carts and steamships. Similar
means of transportation ate being
employed to bring away the people
from Torre del Greco.
A telegram received trom the
Mayor of San Sebastian, a village
near the Observatory on the North
west declivity of Vesuvius, says
that lava is approaching rapidly,
and that the people are terror strick
en. They have been for some
nights without sleep, and are desti
tute and beg assistance be given
The work of succor is baupered
owing to delays to the railway eer
vice, which is interrupted by red-
hat Btooes thrown to a height of
3 000 feet falling on the tracks. An
tnormous volume of Black smoke
riees to a height of two miles above
the crater. A continuous southeast
erly wind carries the ashes over
the city of Naples, Which is eo com
pletely enveloped in darknees that
for three days our communications
by Bta have been cut on. Steam
ers and large sailboats trying to
reach Naples find themselves in to
tal darkness several miles from
shore and turn back, numbers of
P9r6ons having fainted from the
Fissures have opened far below
the cone, emitting many streams of
lava, one of which has completely
destroyed the town of Boscotrecaz,
which bad 10,000 inhabitants
Yesterday I drove through Torre
Annunziato to the point where the
main stream of lava stopped on
Sundav. The lava carried vast
masses of bnrned stone and sulphur
on its surface like dross on molten
lead, and nothing was visible tow
ard JBoecotrecaz out endless acres
of dark scoriae, broken here and
there by the greenish, curling emoke
of sulphur. At the point we reach
ed a great stone pine tree, torn up
by its roots and turned to black
charcoal, stuck out of the mass at a
eharp angle. The air was almost
unbreathable, the heat"intense.
When the stream of fire threaten
ed Boscotrecaz, soldiers dug a wide
ditch across its patn ana threw up
a formidable intrenchment in the
hope of diverting its course, but ev
ery effort was useless.
The molten stone advanced like
a colossal serpent of fire, turning its
head to the right and left as a
snake does, but keeping its general
direction toward the fated town. It
was not till it reached the first
house, sending up great showers of
sparks, that the people finally fled
for their lives, taking such belong
ings as they could carry in their
arms or pile upon the creaking
carts. I saw men, women and chil
dren and infants, whose mothers
carried them at the breast or in
their aprons. Dogs, too, and cats
were on the carts and sometimes
even chickens tied together by the
legs and piles of mattresses and
pillows and shapeless bundles of
clothes, all white with dust under
the lurid glare.
I saw one woman lying on her
back across a cart, ghastly white
heat aod suffonation, certainly al
most gone. We, ourselves, could
Naples, April 11. Thousands of
lives have been lest as a result of
the eruption of Vesuvious, while
the property loes is estimated at
$80,000,000. - Towns throughout
the district are being overwhelmed
with ,aehes and the darkness of
night hangs over the entire region,
fshowers of stones as ; big 86 , hens
eggs are falling upon the fleeing re
fuges. while lava is again on the
move down all sides of the moun
It is believed that Naples is in
the gravest danger. Business is at
a standstill and the people are posi
tively mad. There is a wild scram
ble to, get out of the city. The poor
er classes re fighting madly for
places in i churches to prostrate
themselves at the altars. , Engin
eers have refused to take out rail
road trains because of the darkness
and traffic is. entirely suspended.
All shipping is preparing to leave
the harbor. : Hundreds of tourists
are marooned and: unable to leave.
The number of vessels is wholly in
adequate to take the people away.
The passage of vehicles , through
the streets of Naples is prevented
by the drifts of ashes. Reports are
constantly received of buildings col-
apsing under the weight of cinders.
Explosions are increasing in num
ber and intensity. Many new cra
ters are forming on Vesuvious. The
instruments record the most severe
subterranean agitation. This in
formation comes from Mattecuci,
the intrepid scientist, who still re
mains at bis post on the side of the
volcano, who adds to his dispatches
today that he thinks the worst is
yet to come.
All hops for the people who in
sisted on remaining near Vesuvious
has been abandoned. Refuges tell
of scores buried alive, and the slight
ly injured doomed to death by suf
focation. In many places entire
families are found kneeling about
the humble shrine slain while at
prayer by deadly gases.
The terrible beauty and magmfi
cence of the eruption at night is be
youd the power of human tongue to
describe. The entire heavens were
lighted by the glare, which was re
flected hundreds of miles away.
Tbe manufacturing town of Sar-
do, a city 01 10,000 mnaoitants,
containing castles, factories, sul
phur baths, is reported entirely de
stroyed and overwhelmed by vol
canic ejecta. Lava has wrecked the
hamlet of ban uenntro.
The ejection of sand is driving
the populace away from many dis
tant towns. At bomma cinders and
ashes are six feet deep in the street?,
while fit San Guisssppa the debris
reaches the third story windows.
Five hundred refuges between Ot
tajano and San Guisseppe are re
ported to have been killed. The
lava haB reached Pompeii. Poggio
Marino has been completely buried
under the aehes.
Ffty houses and three churches
collapsed this afternoon at Soojma
and the city hall is threatened with
destruction. Refuges say houses
continue falling in at Ottajana. In
all towns in that neighborhood
buildings are either in ruins or tot
tering. From the volcano an enormous
mass of black smoke riee3 for miles
above the crate". Molten lava
and masses of redhot stones are
thrown thousands of feet in the air.
Ashes are fallen as far south as Sec
ii v ;ni for loo mile3 north in Italy.
lnrougnout tne stncKen region
thousands of persons have perished
from the sulphurous fumes. Even
in Naple3 numbers of persons have
been overcome from the poisonous
gases. All roads to Naples are
choked with refuges, though the
heavy tall of ashe3 is rendering
walking difficult and making it al
most impossible for wheeled vehi
cles to move.
The stream of lava which started
from a fissure far below tbe cone
and completely destroyed tbe town
of Boscotrecaz has started in a new
direction toward Torre Annunziata.
reached the cemetery of that place,
and now is pouring down upon
Pompeii. Another stream has
reached Torre del Greco. Thous
ands of acres of cultivated land with
houses and livestock have been
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NOT DAMAGED YET.
Signs Favorable for a Bountiful Prone
Crop The Big Orchard.
Up to the present the signs are
favorable for a bumper prune crop
this season. The big prune or
chard is now snow white with
blooms, being in the height of the
blossoming season, and the sight
presented is worth traveling miles
to see. A frost of a few mornings
ago is not supposed to have done
any damage. Manager Johnson
was out to examine conditions in
the big orchard Jednesday even
ing, and could discover no sign of
injury. Ihe bees were working
industriously, and every thing fav
orable for abundant fertilization.
Unless something unpropitious hap
pens hereafter there should be a
tine yield of prunes in every or
chard in the vicinity. Of course
the acreage of prunes is consider
ably reduced in later years. A
number of orchards in this section,
as well as elsewhere, have been dug
up, while others have been aban
doned to San Jose scale and other
pests so that their usefulness as
producers is practically nothing.
The prospect in the big orchard
now is for the best crop in its history.
TO ADORN IT.
Gty Hall Park Many Hands and
Hearts in the Work The Plans.
The grounds about the city ball
are to be adorned and cared for.
They have always been neglected.
The sidewalk on the west side cf
the grounds looks like a cow pas
ture. Tne dilapidation in the rear
resembles the wrecked conditions in
the vicinity of Vesuvius. The
grounds proper resemble anything
but the fringe for a fine $12,000
public building' in a thrifty and
growing county seat.
But all this is to be changed.
Men are working there every day
under plans for a beautification.
There is to be a properly kept lawn
with clover and irrigation, in sea
son. There are to be beds of flow
ers. There are to be people to care
for them like the door yard at the
best family home. Such at least is
the scheme as it is on paper. It
will be a tragedy, as the Times has
often pointed out, if all the details
do not materialize.
Who is doing it? Newton Wil-
kins has a hand in it. The street
committee of the city council is a
factor. The whole city adminis
tration smiles on the work. The
Coffee Club donated $10 for pur
chase of flowers and plants to be
pnt in the beds. The Village Im
provement Society appointed a
committee to aid in the work. The
committee is Mrs. M. Elston Lee,
Mrs. Rose Selling and Mrs. John
Let the good work go on. When
it shall once be in motion, the won
der will be, why was it never done
before? Among other adornments
said to be promised, is a cement
pavement on the west side of the
building. It should be put there,
and at once.
Mrs M. P. Burnett will give les
sons in Eyelet Embroidery Wed
nesday and Thursday afternoons at
Ind. phone No 202.
Bell phone No 135.
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If you knew the value of Chamberlain's
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contain alum ? Look upon
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whose label shows it to be
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NOTE Safety lies in buying
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sale by Graham & Wortham.