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LumberTovn of ParliersburrJ Destroyed
; by Flames Every
; l Small Resfdehces i
and Oollars-San Franciscans Losers
: Special Dtasateh to Tbe Joersal.)
.- CoquMle. Or Aug. It. A the result
Of an tiQexpectad gpat of wind tha town
of Parkersburc, ' situated on ' th ' Co-'
qulOo rlvr, lo.miloa fpmth nouth
of tho atroam, llaa In aahea tonlghV
vary bulldtpr having .boon burnod to
tha vroind with tha .exception ,ot two
small raatdencea, on the outskirts; 100
horaeleaa paopla,. format resident ; of
the town, ara aeekJnc shelter from tha
bitter old of tha ooaat , brasses in
- natsThborlnt" farmhouses or the homes
of Coqullle, and: losa. AmountlVn to
16,00, which 4a not oovered b on
eant Of insurance, (all vaoji J.h -Cor
qullle Mill aV Tag , compnay of 1 an
Franolaco. ..:-..:'.- ,.
' Soma slabs were being burned near
the blr Parkersbur , aawmni today.
- whan suddenly a fresh braes waa felt.
Within a few anoiaents a audden WUtt
of wind had scattered the Or and It was
beyond control '0,f th men who Jrwe
.endMTorlnai to a-uard .lt , 3ia. flames
rapidly spread In tha dry sawdust and
Umber fcaar br and A .waa, M t
short, time until the bis mill : was
lablase. v. ' ' ., '"" " ''.i.,:;
.r". 'i'Wbk'fm Wbe''wwi.::s'i;
. When the ,flret dancer arose and'tt
was aeon that the aonflaaratlon was
' : beyond the control of the tnen flshuag
It a general alarm was turned la and
the entire populace turned out to aasist
' In protecting their homes and the prop
erty of the towing company. Means
of fighting td bo found at hand proved
to be : Inadequate and -despite the ut
, most of forte of the large band ef Oght
; era the flames continued to spread. . -
' One after another the big sawmill,
' the general merohandlse store; with its
extensive and valuable stock, the boarding-house,
wherein the employes of the
company -were - provided , with their
,meala, the bunkhouses, salmon cannery,
wharves and cottages were ignited and
rapidly consumed by the great cont lai
, gratlon. When after, burning . namely
for hours the flames subsided . It was
seen that but two buildings remainca,
two email residences near what had been
tha outskirts of tha town.
Most Sensationalclitigatiqn 1 in- History "of
Idaho ;Begun by Illinois Banker Spald-;
V.;ing: WhaUllegeSi Conspiracy r ;
1 . fflseclal PlspaUlf to The Joaraat.! ',' ' '
Boise, ; Idaho., Aug. - ll.--Tho most
sensational iiugsiton in n in.iur j, vi
Idaho "i was Instituted today v In- the
i, United State court when Charles w.
Spalding, who claims a legal) residence
In New Hampshire, ' through Ills at
itorney, C S. Polk, brought suit agalnat
James H. .Brady, chairman of the Re
publican state -central committee-and
recently a candidate for the United
SUtes senate, for tha reoovery of prop
ferty valued at nearly.' 1. 000,000.
: claimed to have been taken from 'the
': nlalntlf f " through fraudulent- acta- on
the part of Brady and his associates
during the time that Spalding, waa
serving s, sentence, in the Illinois Vent-
' tentlsry. '...; t. . t' i
Ths history of the case, as set forth
, In ths complaint,' reads more like -one
of Victor Hugo's novels than a modern
piece of high finance. Spalding waa
president of the Olobe Savings bank of
unicago- untu April s, hit, wnsn inai
;. receiver. Re waa also treasurer of the
University of Illinois, - snd -.-under sn
i arrangement with the trustees t)f that
Institution had been loaning, its, funds,
paying 4 per cent Interest, yf, 4 ,.
, aggssif sf Case. i ,'-
The1 closing of the bank 'Involved
Spalding In trouble with the university,
-he having $2ll,o of the funds of the
I Institution loaned, and though worth
mere than fl.ots.ooo.-he was unabls to
make the amount good on demand. Irf-
oiotmenta followed, and while he turned
over securities 'amounting to 1450.000
to the 'trustees, hs wss convicted of
f ....... v, .., uviifp fwaw
quitted, 'and sentenced to serve a term
of 10 years In tha penitentiary at Jollet
, About ths year im two irrigation
enterprhtes wire organised In , Idaho, ,
Shelter ; and Loss
These had been saved by strenuous
efforts of a large' force of. men,'. who,
after seeing that they - wars wasting
Urns, in trying to subdue the msln por
tion of b great conflagration, turned
their attention to; these two houses,
fighting bravely the shower of sparks
and .cinders-, constantly- 'falling and
threatening to add two mors' buildings
to the aenerat wreck. - - v-
An exact estimate of the damage' done
by the fire la. Impossible at present, but
H is certain that It will run as high
as.U,0O0. and i probably lrther. de-
SAtIIa-iaw AnnM' ka' asnAunt hf Vittnhall VS
rwiauMiB Uvii nisi ejaasawtaas w wimw
hand at the jnltl. the stock In the store
and the oult at on hand of the eannery.
The entira ioaa falla jipon the Ckxjullle
Mill aV Tug company, which owned the
town, the inhabitants being- employes ot
tharges) fYahclsoo firm. Because of the
faot that there was Imminent d safer of
)ust anteh a; catastrophe as that of to
day it was Impossible, -.to carry tnsan
aace .upon, h visage, and 'the property
aeatroyod by hs fira Is a tataj losa. .jjv-.
T - UNDER HEAVY, KILL
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' Otperial Dtspatek - ta The loeraat) - '
TJervala. . Or .Aug. ; ' It. Jpaeph ' ,F.
Barnes was accidentally killed this tore
noon at thie place. He was helping to
put -a belt on a chopping mill run by a
gasoline engine wnicn was in motion.
In aoma udaocountable manner the belt
caught, on the flywheel of the engine
and: threw the mill over on him, crush
ing him so severely that' be died la half
aa .hour....- '; : ti ; ; ''.
Mr. : Barnes was an old resident of
Oervals and aged I years. He was a
native son and a member of the Amer
ican Foresters. ' The funeral la set for
Monday at a. m. ,
v, Xowatt X. Oaptsiad.'.: " :
. (SpeoUl Dtopetch to The Jeeraal.) ,
The Dallea. Or., Aug. IS. Arthur
Howeir, who escaped from the reform
school July SO, waa captured at Cas
cade Locks yesterday. ;
each'of.whlch had Its headqnartsrs at
Pocatello, with operations on the Snake
river.' Oho was oallsd ths Idaho Canal
Power-company Snd ths other, the
Pocatello Power IrrlgaUon company.
Both' of the (enterprises were financed
by Spalding.' The canal Company was
caplUllsed at I600.00Q., with a bonded
Indebtedness of 1300,000; the Irrigation
company. had' a capital of 1163,000, with
an Issue of 160.000 In bonds. In the
first company- Spalding held S.S of
ths MOO -ahare,- and $57,000 of the
bonds, which sold at par; in the latter
company ha ' owned 400 of the 1,500
shares and 141,000 of ths bonds. These
ware a . part - of the aecurltlee turned
over to the trustees of the university.
He executed a deed of trust and author
ised a sale ef all of, the , securities to
cover -his Indebtedness. ' . . .,.
't ' .,; Ctessftasay Wisslu.' . :
- While Spalding was lit ths peniten
tiary, the complaint states, and unable
to look 'after his affairs, Frank W.
Smith, president' of ; ths -Idaho Canal
company, James H. Brady and others
formed - a - eonsplraoy to wreck the
companies,' and It Is charged that ths of
ficers rof .Illinois,, who had control Of
the bonds -and stock, aided In carrying
out tha. plane, for destroying the prop
erty. j .. ... ,-.. ft
Among other "property 'owned by' the
two companies ,was a-coiftfaet with ths
federal government fortbulldtng a canal
and furnishing- water for the lands ' in
the Fort Hair Indian reservation. This
amounted to.f 0.0, .wUhannal pay
ments of f l.tOO for tha water. ' By
voting the stock . held by - Bpaldlnai
wlthou- any ' authority ' therefor, and
making fraudulent representations, this
money waa collected and appropriated
by the conspirators. to their own una.
The property of ths , companies , wss i
Harriman Seeks to Acquire New-York Central
; Railrosdstem f and
Wm chacesi cf xvamlerbilt; . Line' btock
spedl-Dleeato-. The Joarsat) i' -
. Boston, Mass., Aug. U. Hasvy . pur-
ehases of New Tork Central stock are
being made by the Union Paoifle man
agement) . and , already a large stock
ownership In die Central reita. with tha
Union. Pacific; The purchases, are. un
derstood' to be ' la r furtherance of a
scheme' for a' transcontinental line from
New- Tork to the Pacific which. If plana
are consummated, will be the first really
transcontinental Una In the country. -.
It Is 'said that Harriman' has long had
amblttona In this direction and with $100,
000,000 .'cash at the 'Union Pacific's com
mand. -to say nothing of the rui.ooo.ooo
made this week by Harriman himself In
the UntonPac!fle squeese of shorts and
tbs other .millions made by the- interests
allied ' to J him, the Harriman Interests
are In a -position to acquire tha New
Tork Central as far as It meets their de
sires. Union ' Pacific Is also said to be ' a
heavy '.borrower for time money In New
Tork which wpuld presage some big deal
afoot.-1 '-. ;-'.'-, ( ; ' v'- .'!'
mismanaged, , bills . left .unpaid, canals
permitted to get , out of repair, and
creditors compelled to obtain Judgments
for their Claims.- In this wsy they were
forced into the hands ot a rsoslver, ap
pointed by ths district-court of Bing
ham 'county, and afterward sold on an
order of the oourt r- ',,.,., .. .-,-.. ,
--: Bradya' Oysratfoaa,'
'In the meantime Brady organised the
Idaho Canal aV Improvement company,
which ; bought at receiver's , sals ths
property of -the. former companies at a
small .percentage of their, value, using
the money obtained, from the govern
ment contract, to carry, through , ths
deaL . After securing .the water-rights
and franchises, hs dismantled the power
plant of the 'Pocatello Power at Irrlga-
Uon company-and established a newr.r,ou,,y criminal manner, for which
llUH fluiu uia j 1.1141. , innsiwiv v
obliterate all trace of these enterprises,
converting everything of value Into the
new company, of which h la ths holder
of practically all tha stock.
Spalding was sentenced to serve an In
determinate sentence of not more than
10 yeara With credit for good behavior
hla time expired August 14, 1004, but
the . attorney-general of that stats ad
vised .the-warden that a mistake waa
made In tha sentence and that he ahould
be held for an additional five years.
Spalding applied to. Judge Dunne, now
mayor of Chloago, for a writ of habeas
corpus, and ths -writ wss granted, se
curing Ala release on .the 11th of Au
gust,. 1104. five, daye after his legal
term of Imprisonment had aspired.;; f
"As soon as hs had regained hla' lib
erty, Spalding began -to look Into his
affairs, fie discovered that the receiver
of the Olobe Savings bank had collected
10.000 more than -the total liabilities
of the bank at the time of hla appoint
ment and that the stats hsd been more
than' made good fur Mi Indebtedness; hs
discovered thst'hlf Idaho-holdings hsd
bean- dissipated and ' no - track- could be
got of thvim. -He also discovered 'that
under ths. laws of Illinois hs was legally
and civilly dead.! .'.I -
He went to New Hampshire, his for
mer boms, where he rehabilitated him
self, securing a. legal as . well as a
pbysiaal -4xlstSDoa, .He then began ae
Makes ; Heavy Pur
The Vanderbllt system, with Its son.
trol of the Chicago Northwestern, ex
tends from New York to Chicago and
Omaha, and its rails span the great
American desert to Caspar, Wyoming,
with an extension to lander under con
struct Ion.- It has been reported on the
best of authority that, while a
bianco of cordial relations existed be
tween the Northwestern and the Harri
man roads, tha former haa for the last
eight months been surveying on the Ore
gon aide of the Snake- river. Engineers
working under the closest secrecy have
been known to mall bulky reports . at
Nyssa and-Ontario - to Superintendent
Cantilllon of. the Northwestern, whose
headquarters are at Caspar.
' It. has been understood In railroad
circles for months that tha libera In
terchange of business between ' the
Northwestern and Union Paolflo In waat
ern territory, haa been made under pros
sure of the former's determined policy
ox exianaioa toward me racino coast.
(Continued - on ' Page Nina). ..v.
cumulating the Information , which led
to ths bringing of the action filed today.
The 'complaint. 'la a voluralnoua docu
ment covering many, closely, typewritten
pages and goes Into minute detail as to
the manner In which he was fleeced aut
of hla Idaho property and the persecu
tions suffered during his Imprisonment
Spalding insists that he was never
guilty. of any wrongdoing. He had
loaned the funds of the university un
der an agreement with the trustees of
the Institution, and that not a dollar
waa embfssled or loot.. :-.-yt.y- . j,
. Tlotiat sf Olrotunstaaoea,
He has been ths victim of ths moat
crueL circumstances, and that during an
unjust Imprisonment his fortune haa
been taken from him In the most out
thers la no redreaa except In a civil no
tion.' the atatute of limitations having
run against any criminal prosecution.
Suits wars filed In the courts of Chi
cago today by- Spalding's attorneys
against the officers of that state and tha
receiver of the Olobe Savlnga bank,
asking for an accounting, with r Judg
ment for ths sums found due. .
The filing of he suit against Chair
man. Brady has caused a. great deal of
gossip In political circles Of this city
and ths general opinion expressed la
that It will result In his being compelled
to resign, the chairmanship. .
ENDS SPREE BY SHOT !
'" -'r TMRHIinU HIS HFART
(Special Dbpatrs te The Jnaraal.)
Taooma, Waalw Aug. Is. Peter Halln
sky, a Russian, committed suicide this
afternoon by shooting- himself through
the heart, and hla body was found In a
vacant lot tonight. .Hallnsky had been
on a long. spree and was on the verge of
delirium tremens. . '
,r A Ooes to Alaska. - : ,
' (Special Dispatch ta The JaeraaL) -castle
Rook,. Wash., Aug. II, Mrs.
H.i S. Freeman, - Caetle Ronk'e popular
dressmaker, . left on Tuesday for Re
ward. Alaska, where she, JH11 -make bef
future borne, , r- - v i. .,-. '; ,
BY UAKE AM FIME
Hundreds of Mutilated
Dead Recovered From
Ruins of Seaport
City of Chile.
Fires Continue to Sweep Through Valparaiso
and Entire City Nov Doomed to Annihilation
Galveston, Aug. II, 1 p. m. Bulletin.
Dispatches early this morning from
Valparaiso estimate the dead at from
4,00 to 10,000. Martial law has been
proclaimed. The conflagration la still
raging and the shocks continue at in
(Copyright Bearat NewaL Service, . bjr Laaaed.
.. Wire to Tbe oarasl-) '
' Lima, Peru, Aug. IS. Word has Juat
reached here that tha number of dead
at Valparaiso Is now placed at more
than 6,000. Hundreda of bodlea have
already been taken from tha ruina and
more are . being recovered each hour.
Temporary, morgues . have boon estab
lished la several Sections of the city
and they are filled to ' overflowing.
Many of the dead are mutilated be
yond recognition. Among them' are
scores of women and. children.
. The latest advises ,nw Indicate that
(Bpeetal IHspateh ay Leased Who te Tke Jaaraal)
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 10.- Valparaiso
has been wrecked bT earthquake and
firs snd ths few buildings that escaped
serious damage ' from ths quakes have
either been burned or are doomed to the
flames. The people ars panic-stricken
snd all attempts at organisation bavs
proved futile. Martial law haa been
proclaimed snd an effort is being mads
to calm the populace but with little
hope, as ths shocks still continue up to
this afternoon, although not so frequent
nor violent hut enough to keep the peo
ple In a atate sf terror. The Mexican
cable waa in operation all day to Val
paraiso, but to interior points all over
land wires are down and It will be sev
eral days before they will he restored.
The entire business portion of Valpa
raiso hss been destroyed snd tonight
ths country Is lighted for miles by the
Desolation Extends Throughout the Republic
Numbers That Perished Reach Into Thousands
. (Jeeraal special service.)
Talparalao, .Aug. U. The number sf
dead and wounded In the great earth
quakes which have shaken this city sines
Thursday will number thousands. Hun
dreds of bodies ars burned In the ruins
and may never be found. ' Those who
have lost friends snd relatives are fran
tically searching for them. Tbe firs Is
spreading and through lack of water,
firemen can make little headway agalnat
Very few buildings in ths enure city
have' eecaned . damage - of soms sort
Whols streets ars caved In In places and
then ths ruins csugbt Are, making the
rescue of ths . tmpnsonsa lmpossiois.
Thousands fled from their homes snd
ars camping In open places. Vessels In
ths harbor are crowded with refugees
who have practically taken possession of
tbe ships in soms cases.-
- Ths panlo la appalling. ' Railway con
nections ars cut off. not . a wheel Is
moving and there Is little telegraphic
communication and the whole olty Is
plunged . Into, darkness except for the
light from the burning ruins. .
Most of the damage was dons yes
terday. Shocks began at I o'clock on
Thursday and have kept np at intervals
sines then, the worst snocas coming
vesterday morning. Tha plight of all
of tbe refugees Is terrible aa the shocks
cams so auddenly that they were able
to aave nothing. .-
How far the fire win spread is im
possible to estlmats at present. Mili
tary authorities have ths situation well
In hand. Pillagers sre shot on sight
- Saaaags So Upptag. - Y
Wtl1 It la mis hallavad that - tha
first reports of damage to shipping In
ths harbor and along ths coast were
exaggerated It Is yet too early to tell
Just what has happened. Following tha
earthquake a severe storm cams down
from the north snd It Is blowing a gals
from the sea. This makes It all ths
more difficult to cope with the fires
which ars constantly breaking out In
new places. Fanned by tbs wind a, the
flamee leap acroaa the narrow streets,
lapping np everything In their path.. 1
To make It still worse, tbs quakes
are continuing and at every few minutes
there la a renewed tremor of the ground.
As a .result the entire population' that
remains la panlo stricken. It Is feared
that what Is left of the city will go
down before a fresh shock.. Even if no
further'damage should, result tbs. loss'
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Casualties at Capital Do
Hot Exceed Fifty
By Heavy Rain.
ths casualties at Santiago are not above
10. ' A heavy rain there followed close
ly upon the earthquake and extin
guished tha fires before they had swept
the greater part of tha town. - Hundreds
of buildings, however, are in ruins and
the devastation la widespread.
This ths greatest seaport of thS Pa
olflo coast ot South America,, la today
a helpless mass ot ruins and the fires
which are still burning are adding to
the terror and desolation.
Savo for the police, the troopo and
ths firemen, who ara working night and
day, - ths olty 4a practically deserted.
Thousands of the inhabitants have fled
to. ths Interior leaving their shattered
homes a prey to ths flame, v , i '
Word came here late this afternoon
that tha magnificent city of Santiago
do Chile, the third city In South Amer
ica, in . wealth and population, has been
practically., destroyed by the tsrrtfls
earthquake shock which wrenched the
burning buildings. Ths authorities will
aot permit any lights In the buildings, r
At dark the eabls ofnee was closed
for ths night by ths authorities. The
dead and Injured ars estimated at be
tween 4,000 and 1,000, while 'wild rumors
place the figures at 1.000 to, 10,000, bat
owing to ths lack of a systematic report
all figures ara speculative, though an
official gave out a report that ths dead
and injured would certainly reach 4.000.
The shocks have continued slnoe
Thursday night and five ahocke ware
felt today. They were not sevsrs but
enough to keep the people in a stats of
terror and dlsoourags efforte at or
ganisation. The operators of the oable
company deeerted their posts snd all
but two refused to remain on duty.
The ahlpplng In ths harbor escaped dam
age and . every . vessel la a haven ot
refugees. - Several panics today earns
of property will be stupendous and ths
death liat moat high.
It la difficult to get a word from the
interior owing to the prostration of tbe
wires, but It Is feared that the best
part of the republic has been devas
tated. " Santiago Demolished.
Word baa come from Santiago, the
splsndld capital city, that the city la
demolished. Fully ens half of tbe town
la gone and 'the flamee are sweeping
on unchecked. Whole blocks of build
ings were thrown from their founda
tions snd. ths -walla pitched Into the
streets. Darkness broods over ths whols
scene savs for fitful flashes of fires
which "are cutting paths In all dlreo
tlona -. Lata today a battery of artillery
waa ordered to better down rows of
buildings, ths tottering walls of which
were a menace to the troops and fire
men.'' The telegraph operator at Santi
ago said hs could hear tha roar of the
guns as thsy hurled shot Into ths de
serted buildings. .. . '..'. '
In the path of the flamea were most
of ths great warehousee, where much
ot the surplus food supply Is stored, snd
ths loss of this is Irreparable. . Thou
sands are almost without a bite of food.
The stoppsge of the railways prevents
supplies from coming in. -,
' QttOota ta stains. - '' ':-'.' '.
- A " messenger has just arrived from
Qullnta, 10 miles out and be says thst
the town la In ruina When he left the
people were praying In the atreets, and
It was reported the lose of life had been
very heavy. He declared the entire dla
trict through whioh he traveled to reach
this olty looked ss If It had been swept
by a grolone. Houses were in ruins,
churches were " demolished and people
were wanderlnif aimlessly In the fields
In dread of a recurrence of ths earth
quake. A part ot ths way hs found the
railway tracka twisted and warped Into
all aorta of shapes. It will be Impossi
ble to run trains for many days.
It Is said that ths roundhouse ef the
line which runs to Santiago was shaken
and that most sf the locomotives were
buried In the wreckage. This is believed
to be-true, ss most of ths trains run
during ths day and ' tha engines ars
housed there st night It is recalled
now that the first shock came without
ths slightest premonition. .
- Story at the Caake.
Thnraday was salm and beautiful and
the weather waa placid. Suddenly Just i
after o'clock there waa. a ssddea
Doomed Cities Shaken By
Five Shocks Today
People in Pcnlc
Flee to Ships.
weet coast, of lower South America oa
Thursday night 1
The telegraphle service Is so badly
demoralised that only the most meager
reports ars coming through, but every,
dispatch gives color to the growing be
Uef that tha splendid capital of Chile
la a mass ot ruins whlah are being coa
sumed in many places by flames. -
Mors than, half of tha 150.000 persons
who - made np the population are be
lieved to be homeless, and many of ths
great public structures are badly do
atroyed or badly damaged. ' These to
elude the magnificent capital building,
la which-tha national congress and ths
supreme court meet; the great cathe
dral, which Is one of the finest In South
America,, the palace of the Archblehop
ot Chile, the summer, residence of "the
president of the republic colleges. 11.
brariea, convents, monasteries, muni
cipal structures and the homes ot many
of Chile's wealthiest men.
near coating ths lives of those whs
sought refugs on the ships.
- All buildings hava been deserted and.
tha fire is burnln. with na hnnaa '
being checked except when; they reaoh
seotlrns where the quakes have claimed
the ' structures, s Practically nothing
haa been done In tbe way of clearing
wrecks or searching for dead bodlea snd
laborers refuse to enter tbe ruins be
cause of the oonttnued shocks. . Soldiers
will force the rescue work tomorrow.
Ths newe gatherers have been busy, it
la reported, bilt cannot get their die
patchea out aa the cable company la
refusing everything except personal and
commercial messages and owing to ths
crippled fores of operators ths number
of messages la limited. Santiago Is re
ported to hsve Buffered severely and
many persons killed and injured, but ns
detailed report had been received up ta
this evening. .,.
wrench and with, a loud roar blocks ten
In all directions. Many did not have a
chance to leave their homes and wars
hurled and buried in the wreckage. Aa
the earth awayed and rocked there were
loud rumblings and after the flret shocks
tremors continued throughout the night
Most of them were light but were suf
ficient to keep every one In panic .
Tha native . . population, moot el
whom are very poor, swarmed the dark
streets and falling on their knees prayed
loudly for hours. , The priests did every
thing within their power to reassure
their parishioners, but even they were
almost helpless to restore anything like
a feeling of confidence. AU night the
panto went on and when morning broke
long lines of. pale-faced people could
be seen wending their way to the hills,
many of them dragging with them their
little belongings. All were hungry and
none had alept a wink. .
. ' JBaodns st aufagaes. . ' .
All dsy ths exodus continued and now
the police and troops are tbe chief resi
dents left - They have been working
without Intermission, even since ths
first shook and moat ot tha time with
out food. They, have strtat orders to
shoot all looters and many, ot these
ghoula have been executed. No effort
has been msds to bury tha bodies, many
of which ars still where they fell.
Most of them are In ruins and thalr
vaults are buried under tone of wreck
age. They are being guarded by troops
aa far aa posslbls. and It la now be- .
lieved that the sweep of the earthquake '
waa of greater sxtent than at first
thought - - . '-.'
. A report hss soms In from VaHenar,
which Ilea . to the north of Santiago,
that ths town Is wrecked snd Is in
flames. It waa a thriving place of about
1,000 inhabitants The entire country
between there and Santiago was sw -
clean. In thia area of devastation t
Included the town of Dispel, about s
way between Santisgo and Vailenrr.
There were about 1.000 pew-ie "
and nearly all have been reno . 1 f
Was. All are suffering fren !
food. Fires have In every I
far ss can- be learned, t
earthquake. What Is left afr t. :
shock was destroyed by t'-e f
It will be years before Chile
over from this disaster. 1
all kinds la at a complete e'-.v.
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