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EVENTS OFTHE DAY
Newsy Items fialliereil from All
Parts ol the World,
rKUI'AKKD FORTIIK HUSY READEH
Less Important but Not Lest Inter-
ettlng Happenings from Points
Outildo Ilia Slate.
lli-noy says ho I mil seeking public
Tho Itnllnu goviirmneii him reduced
relief wurk to n nysti'in.
Tim llrKl step In restoring Iinlitttit
mcti In Culm linn been Inkrn.
A volcano nt sen mid n field of boil
ing water Ih reported olT tlia count of
llx-Consul Price, of tlm United
Slnli'i, niHl liU i nllrii family tMirlshwl
In tli earthquake.
Th Iltilllmoro water front had n Urn
which for n tlmo thrunti'tiod tlm entire
district. Tim dnnuigo l placed nt
Tim Chlimto linrlnl railway lrtts
displaces) MlmiMit nil foreign employe
himI horenfter the road will lio iqierwted
Tim government hns secured evidence
that meat Mkr have been iwllcltlng
reUles from rntlrMU In tlm form of
Tho llnmlmrg-Atnertwtn stonmshlp
linn i preHtring fur it direct llim from
ICurope to tlm I'nclflc const through
tlw Panama canal.
Kvery !tti and city In tlm Unltnl
States, led ly tlm government, lnt!
linttom-d to ruin relief fund fur tlm
utrlekwi nrthqunke nulTep'r.
Postmasters throughout (Irent llrlt
nln Intvo started (wyttiK "''I K" l'n'
slot, by which tin government will
ilUtriUitH $8(1,000,000 nnnunlly.
Vonesuolnn !tuil(nU burned Cnatro
All nntlons nro hurrying niil to tlm
Itnllnn earthquake !Ulfcrer!.
For n rnrund tlmo vandal! have loot
d n JowUh templu nt Son l-'rnnclsco.
Crncksmen broke Into tlm Fowler,
Cnl., pottolllco snfu and secured Jl, 300.
Tlm number of dentlia In tlm llluo
flold, V. Vn., initio dUatter muy reach
All cltlr! In 'California have Joined
In o protest against tlm new frulKhl
Tlm government hn! secured substnn
tlal evidence against thu brof trust at
Tlm Pioneer Flour mill at Scrnmento
hai been destroyed hy lire of Incendl
Count Itonl h! IohI control of I) In
children, tlm court awarding them lo
James A. Finch ha! been convicted
at Portland of murder in tlm llrst de
gree for killing Itnlph Fiilmr.
Two men hold up Komi Cly park
car nt Portland nnd secured 120, escaM
Ing by taking tlm cor. They wore
The Chicago police department nnd
tho Law nnd Order league hnva Joined
hand! in n crusndo to prevent society
women from gambling.
Claim Sprecklcs left an estate valued
at almttt iso.000,000.
The American battleship (lect has
entered the Kcd tea.
Cotgrove has improved to much
that he hat teen tcvcr.il caller.
A movement hat been started in Ok
lahoma to disfranchise ncgroet.
The county Ireaturer nt Wonn
socket, S. I)., wnt rolihcil of li.ooo.
The Yniiil Indlaut and the Mexican
linvrriimcut have arranged term of
An Auitrlau tcicutUt believe the
greater part of Sicily will tfnk beneath
A blizzard In Hngland hat tied up
rnilrmd traffic. Several pcrtout have
froen to death.
A ilorm in the Itocky mountains
wlong the line of the Canadian Pacific
lint tied up tinffic.
There remains little doubt but thai
the American consul at Messina and
hit wife were killed.
California shippers may appeal to
the Kovcrnmeut to aid them in fight
lug increases ih freight rates.
Teddy Konscvell. Jr., Is not on good
terms with his father became he has
none to work in a carpet weaving es
tnhllshmcnt. The trial of tho Pittsburg grafters
1t to Jie hastened,
Miss Kthel Roosevelt has made her.
debut in Wnthliigton society. I
Kohhers secured $30,000 worth of
jewelry and $s,ooo cosh from a New
York Jewelry store i
GUUANH IN OONTftOL,
Evacuation by American Army floglns
Nmv Years Day.
Ilnvnmt, Pkc. ail New Vixir'n iJny
will wltin'M Die lirglmiliig of tlm eviic
tut t Ion of Cubit by tliu iirmy of pnein
entlun, vrlileli lint linen In puiiimiiun of
tlm lahuid tlncu tho buglnnliig of tlm
provlilinml ovcriiiiiiuit, In Oetnbor,
1110(1, Tlm flitt provtuluiinl ri'ulmvnt of
iiuirlni', numbering UU0, which will bo
mining tlm flrnt tmopt lo Ipiivo, nro now
ennci'iitrNtlii from vurluut jmil! at
About half tlilt riKlinnit will tall In
mmry on tho eruUcr Pralrla, which
nrrlvnl horn Ulirlitmui cvn, bound for
Newport Nhh, The I'rnlrlo will return
nhmit tlm iiilililln of tho month nnd
Kinlmrk the miiniliidvr. Tho flnnl em
bnrlintliin will not oreur until April 1.
Tho einbitrkntluu will bo effected with
iu llttln rerriniiny tit jxiMlble and it U
ptnbabln tlttt their ilrpnrtttro will ho
iiimlo with nt llttln notice nt mtrkixl
tlnilr Inmllng. Thn purpowj in doferrhtg
Ilia departure of n portion of tlm 17th
Infnntry unlll April 1 hni been tho
Hbjctt of ronililnrnblo tpMulntlon, but
It It htllaved thlt wnt nRrol upon at
a renfureneo betwecit (tmernur Ma
giHin nH-l Prvtldrnl elect (lomex. It It
not thoHj-kt to bo n meiiiure of pre
mutloM, far which net thn tllKhtott
u-rriT li apparent, but It prelmbly
It for the irpnti of Kfpln(( the bar
raekii nnd U!rlrrt In g-d enler until
It l MHMilble to turn r to lite CiiUn
iithurltlf n Htell mmp for McufM
llni. by the new permNnnt nrwy under
rommnHd of (leaeral Pino (luerrera, the
nuclt-ua of wkka will be fennel, It l
InleNdml, with the prMHt eof ttf Ou
bNN artillery nnd 1,000 memlieri of tho
CASTRO THE LOOTER.
Unknown Ten Yeart Aj;o, Now Prom
Inont World FlRiiro.
Wainlnuten, Dee. SO HIhm Olprla-
tin Cmtto, pretldont of Venetueln, hat
left bit euntry but tllcbt regret ever
bit departuro and Htmeijucbt lelul
Ittdet Wave been eiprrmo.l on the port
of the people ever whom ha hoi tyr
nniiltnl ami whom he bat linpeverlibed,
Hlnfo lfPl, when, at the head of a rev
olutionary nrnty, he drove hit predefo
or, PriMildent Andrade. from the eapl
tnl nnd made blmtelf nbtolute ruler of
Venesweln, Cattre ttemi to hnve had
btil nne ulejct In vlen, ntmely, to en
llrk himnrlf. And In thlt ke hat tuc
eepiled to an ninnalng extent.
NnlHrnlly no per mm kmiwt, nor ean
an ritlmato be made of the wealth
wltUh Cniitre baa garnered at tho ex
penae af the peer and rich alike anionc
the VenetueUnt, It U pretty detlnltelv
kniiwn that for yeart be hat been tend
Ing vnt avtmt ef money to Knglnnd,
nnd thlt fact leiidt color to the belief
that hla departure fur Kurope, oaten
albly to eonault a noted phjalelan con
cerning a terloua malady, waa only nn
other of lilt trleka, perpetrated In order
aufi'lv to etoope from tho country
whloh expect! to tea him no more.
Ten yean ago Cnatro wat practically
unkuown. Horn of obacuro parenti In
tho province of Han Antonio In 1800,
he crow up prattically without educa
tion. RELIEF WORK IS ENOEO.
Commlltea and Red Cross Socloty to
Qo Out With Old Year.
Han Pianeiiso, Dec. CO. With tho
end of tho old year, the Han Franaisco
Itollef and lied Crott aoeloty, which
hat handled 0,600,000 in contributions
alnrn tho great fit", will ro out of ox
latonre. 'Dili htiRo mnn wni distributed
nt nn expense of 2 3 per cent. Nearly
1100,000 it left, which wilt bo trans
ferred to variant ehnrltipa. Tho so
ciety not only foil nnd IoiIrihI thousand!
for several month! after tho lire, but
It hns provided 8,000 permanent homes
for 30.000 iH'onlo and hai eatnblltbod
n permanent homo for tho nj;od and In-
llrni nt n cost or t;wo,ouu. ur too
money contributed, Now York gavo 2,
750,000 nnd Illiuoit $030,000.
Poison Squad Test.
Hau l'rnuoltco, Doc. 20 A campaign
of experiment! calculated to demon
ttrato beyond any doubt whotltor mil
phur dloxldo, ni useil at present In thh
state In tho preparation of dried fruit,
It harmful to tho human system, hns
been inaugurated by tho loenl medical
men and cheinlstt, ns a result of tho
loug.ttnndiitg controversy between tho
puru-fond authorities nt Washington
nod tho dried fruit packers of Cull,
fornhi. A "nolsou Hmnd" hns boon
selected nnd it It proposed to uso his
own fnmllinr weapons ngalnst Dr. llnr
vey V. Wiley.
Natives Doslro Opium.
Amor. Doc. 20. Orders wcro issued
Battirday to n number of natives at
Tungnii, 20 miles north of Amoy, to
eeaso planting opium popples. Thoy
doellnod to ncmiiesce, nnd a riot fol
lowed, in which one offlcor and Jen
eivlllnn! woro killed. The pannlacs nt
Tungsn is up In arms and 600 troops
have beon sent tner to restors oruor.
NEWS FROM THE
HENEY AFTER CALHOUN.
8ayt Ha Will Stay In FIrM on Higher
Upt If He Diet for It.
Wnalilntttin, Dee, l "I nm going
back to Hint I'rancltco to flnlth Pntrlek
Ctilhouii, mid I nm going to ttny with
tho graft protecutlon, even If they kill
nm Wltnt't tho dltTereneo whether one
illra at 4l or flOt"
1'riincla J, llenoy mado this ttate
litent today when nakeil what hit plant
Htm. Altbuujfli weak from tho wound
Inllleli'd by Morrlt Jlaat' bullet,
Henry profeetei to bavo lost none of
hit I'lithtmlti-mi. Ho will not ndmit
that the jmhhIIjIo ilaneri of bit posi
tion rob him of either teat or determi
nation, "My wife la vcr nervout about
me," ho told with a amllo. "Hho foam
Kime other fellow will do a better job
Ileney will call at thn While Ilnuno
this afternoon In rtiapemta to n tpeelal
int lint inn cult to him by Prmideitt
lt(Hwrplt It It rumored that ho will
give the pre'hlent bit view! on thn
Mt Hit r of the aeerrt aervlee in euten
COLORADO BORDER TANGLE.
Conr-.rotmiin Cook Sayt Government
Witthingtoii, Jan. 2. Kepronenta
tlvo CiKjk, of Colorado, baa U-on ro
(Uitti-d by Proeldent ltootevvll to tub
mit to him by next Tuesday morning,
in limn for the cabinet meeting on that
day, n brief of bin contontnlns ami or
gumenta concerning tlm Veto of tho bill
fixing the boundary lino of Colorado,
New Mexico ami Oklahoma at tho 37th
imrnllol of latitude. Mr. Cook now
tho preeklenl tome time ago nnd ald
that thu facta had been tnltrepreeontcd
to Attorney General llonnpartv, UHn
whofto ncoinmumlatton Pntlilont
Itootievelt vpImhI tho boundary line.
Mr. Cook alleges that the Colorado
Fuel & Iron company is opiosod to the
liordor being located an fixed in the bill.
ttrrntt Murderous Rods.
Washington, Jan. 1!.- Threo young
Navajo Indians nro in custody nt the
Ship Hock ngency In Northwest New
Mexico for complicity In the killing,
on Christmas ove, near Amelh, Utah,
of four me tn bom of their tribe and the
serious wounding of nn lodlan woman,
according to a dispatch received nt, the
Indinu ntrtilrn bureau today from Su
iMirintendt'iit W. T. Shelton. Mr. Shol
ton went to the scene of tho trouble
Inst Saturday. One of the Indians, it
Is said, has confessed to the killing.
Of the killed two aro women. No
cause is assigned for tho tragedy.
Vi'iiithrop Accepts Job.
aslntiKtiin, Jan I Ilrekmati
Wmihrup. nf Maktachutctts, assistant
secretary uf the treasury, has been
offered and accepted the otTice f firtl
t.lUtit vrrrrtary of state under the
nicoiiiiinr administration, succeediiiK
Knlierl lUron. of New York who in
' iiwary nct U exiieeted to tern
itnrarily turreed Ivhhii Itoot minn the
latter' retirement The tender was
made with the content of President
elect Tad by Senator Knox. vvhuc
selection as arcretary of utile was an
uiiuuct'd several ihtys ao
Revenue Cuttnr on Trial.
Y.ihiiiirliii. Jan 1 -The new rev
roue cnllrr Yamacrow. recently cum
ulett'd bv the New York Shipbuilding
eomptiiv uf Citntli'ii, N J . is in have
her ufticiil acceptance trial tomorrow
mi the Delaware river The Yams
crow i nf the Seminole type and is
intruded for crvice on the South At
tautio ntakt. Vwth heaibiuarters at Sa
vannah. Dead Lettee Sale,
Washington, Doc. 20-Over 2,000
mnre wiih roolliod by tho H)atofTico tie
tmrtnient by tho Chrlstmns a.tlo of dead
letter Hikago this year than last.
This year's proceeds vvero 11,300.
Duller the law tho money must bo held
for three yours, during which tlmo tho
tender of nny dend letter package sold
limy claim tho amount nt whloh It was
EnRlneors Oo With Taft.
Washington, Jan. 2. President
Hoosovolt baa invited a number of en
gineern to accompany President-elect
Tuft on his trip to Panama this winter.
Jiimes Dix Schuyler, of Los Angeles,
nnd Arthur P. Duvies, chlof engineer
of tho reclamation service, Washing
ton, nro among those honored by Hooso
volt, President Requests Trip.
Washington, Dec. 30 Representa
tives Cusbman nuil Humphreys, of
Washington, left today with the house
committee ou inteistntc commerce for
a trio to Painiun They will sail from
Charleston, S C, and the trip will i
consume about 15 days The commit.
tec Koes nt the special request of.
President Roosevelt. I
NEW UOS8E8 LIKE OLD.
Professor Ford, of Princeton, Draws
Parallels In History.
Washington, Dec. 31 With James
llrce, llrtliilt ambassador, presiding,
lite American Political Science Society
met here thisucck in (it first annual
gathering. 'J be general topic for con
sldcratltin was 'The Increase of Petl
ernl Force and Power in the United
Stales H One of the principal papers
wat by Stephen Lcacock, Magill Uni
versity. Canada, on "The Limitations
of lite Federal Government "
In the course of the discussion Pro
frtaor Henry Jones Ford, of Prince
ton University, declared that neither
tic power nor the responsibility essen
tial to democratic rule was embodied
in the American stale. "Tlje resem
blances." be said, "that historians are
now noliitK between ancient and mod
em hotscs, grafters ami spoiNmcu rest
iiimiii Mihttantial identities, affording a
fine demonstration nf the universal
(nuclide that like causes produce like
elfecis. irrespective of the intention
with which the cause are put in
He ataertrd that rITnrls of reform
era were directed against condit.om
from which the pwrr was trained
nther than agaiuM condition under
which power w mercued
Mty Condemn Site.
Washington, Dec SO Dissatisfied
wilh the high fisjurcs placed upon real
estate offered to the government by
agents for a site for a snbtreasury
building, the government, through A
stkiant Secretary of the Treasury
Itrrkm m Winthrop, has threatened to
trutre property in San Francisco by
condemnation Secretsry Winthrop
h notified llaldwiu & Howell real
rMale agents for property bounded by
Sansomc Clay, Merchant ami Hattcry
streets partly owned by the Kohl es
tate, that it must be placed at a lower
price than f.l3.000 demanded for the
site Winthrop declares that if a
lower price Is not set, the government
will secure other property in the bloek
ami will begin condemnation proceed
ings, as the treasury department wants
the property lit that section
Epoch In Canal Building.
Waslingtnn. Dec 30 With the
early arrival in Washington from
l'jrii of I eny Parks, the isthmian
canal commissioner, will be signalized
an epoch in the building of the canal
The time has arrived, it is said, when
the ni.ixintim force has been cm
ployed Henceforth the work in the
canal zone will be confined to excava
tion and dam and lock construction.
Diplomats Are Uneasy.
lkhingtoit. Dec St The stir in
diplomatic circles caused by the resig
nation of Ambassador Gritcom has
led to much tiieculation as to the fu
ture of alt of America' representa
tives abroad Although no statement
has come from Mr 'I aft. it is not im
probable that a number of the diplo
matic officers abroad will be asked to
retain their positions.
Used 4,000,000 Trees.
Wnshiugton, Dec. 20 The native
forests this year supplied 4,000,000
Oirlstmns trees, tho forestry service es
timating that one out of every four fam
lllea obkprvcd tho tree cuatom at Yule
tide. Clifford Pinchot, United Htntes
force tor, upholds tho Christmas tree cua
tom nnd believe! that it should bo main
tained. Pinchot Starts on Mission.
Washington, Dec 31 Hearing invi
tations from Proidcut Roosevelt to
President Diat of Mexico and Premier
I tuner ami Uird Grey of Canadi to
appoint delegates to the National Con
servation Congress to lie held here
February IK. CifTord Pinchot left
Mondav fur Canada and Mexico
Squaring Away for Venezuela.
Washington. Jan. 1 The arrival of
Special Commissioner W. I. Huchanaii
to treat on behalf of the United Slate
with the official of Venezuela, and
the arrival of Admiral Arnold nt I .a
Guavra, is announced iu messages to
the navy and state departments, here
Barrios Recovers From Injury.
Washington, Dec 31 Senor Har
riot the Guatemalan minister of for
eign affairs, who recently was serious
ly tniitred in an nutomnmlc accident.
called at the White House Monday
and sai'ed for home nn IJcccmbcr 30.
A bandacc across the face was the
only trace of his injury.
Treasury Buys Silver.
'Washington. Dee. 20. .Tho treasury
today purchased 100,000 ounces of sil
ver for dollvory at New York, 75,000
ounces for delivery nt Now Orleans nnd
60,000 ounces for delivery nt Donvor,
nt -lO.iioo per flno ounco.
Advnnco Oregon Postmasters.
Washington. Dec 30 Amonrr the
220 fourth-class postoffices which will
be advanced to the presidential class
January 1 arc the following in Oregon;
innyon uty, jiouu; central rotnt,
1100; Oakland, $1200.
NEW LIGHT ON HISTORY.
Stanford Pro'cssor Finds Key to An
Stanford University, Col,, Dae. 28
Tho key whloh bares the secrets so long
hidden behind the Htrutean and old
Unite Intcriptiont ha at last been ills
covered by Profttttor Ocor llcrapl,
the bolder of the philological chair at
Htanford univcrtlty, nnd tho rnannen,
euatotm and blatory of a people today
practically unknown may L read in
tho future as in a book.
Kxperltnced In bis Investigations of
old Herman Intcrlptions and rulea,
Profeaaor II turpi was able to accom
plish In a slnglo nikt the feat under
taken by aeionce ages ago and novor
before pushed to a successful conclu
sion. Members of tho faculty who woro
protect at tho lecture of Dr. Heutpl tie
fore the Htanford Phllilogical associa
tion today declared that the ditcovery
it a veritable triumph and will bavo
far-reaching results. It will necessi
tate a re-ttatlng of ancient Homan his
tory nnd it will throw a Hood of light
on many disputed facts of I-ttin grant
mar and etymology.
It haa been the generally accepted
view among historians that tbo Ktrat
eana were an element entirely foreign
to their neighbor!, the Nomas. This
theory it entirely nnd eonclutively over
turned by Preft-akor Hemp, whofo in-
vvotigition! prove a great similarity
between the Jtotnan and Ktrntean Ian
gnagM nd make netaible only ono con
cltinion, that the Ktruaeant and ltomnnt
sprang from one rare, which, follow
ing the old legend, wandered to Italy
from Troy after the fall of that great
eity. Thus Virgil's Knrid is substan
tiated by scientific proof. Dr. II en pi's
iltftwvory is yet in its infancy. Out of
h,O0O, iaaeriptlont bo has read but SO,
vet the little work he hns done hat
been atlllleieat to convince him that tho
old lilto ef diatioet raeet it entirely
QUICKSAND IN FOUNDATION.
Unstable Soil Adds $500,000 toCost
of Northwestern Depot,
Chieago, Dec. 29. A stratum of
treaeherou! quicksand underlying the
lite of tho new $20,000,000 station of
tho Chicago Northwestern railroad,
now under construction, will add about
800,000 to tho cost of tbo structure,
ovring to tho increased difficulty of
ainking tho foundation pillar!. Thia
Information hns been given to the
railroad company by the George A.
Fuller company, which has in turn been
t-ld to go ahead with the construction
ef tho building at any cost.
Interesting pneumatic processes aro
now tielng useil to overcome the diffi'
cutties presented by the unstablo soil
i.uginveiit any that Chicago toil is alive
wltu quiekaand in tho territory about
the river banks. Two engineering ex
perts who handled the iltuation in New
York at the laying of two big river
tunnels or the suuway, wben quicksand
tbero furniabed the gravest engineering
problem of the kind in the history of
America, wero called by telegraph and
nre nt work solving the problem pre
sented. Russia Approves Deal.
St. Petersburg, Dee. 3 Foreign
Minister imvolaky met with a favora
bio reception in tho douma today whea
bo preaented the annual statement of
Huaaia'i forolgn policy, lie referred
with warm approval to the Japanese
Ainoriean agreement, which ho laid
guaranteed the open door in the Far
hast nnd tbo integrity of China, and
the terms of which woro communicated
to Russia before it was signed. The
rest of M. Iswolsky's speech shed no
light on mooted quettlons, nor gavo
nuy subttnnco of tho Russian proposals
regarding tho annexation of Bosnia and
Herzegovina by Austria.
New Geyser May Result.
Virginia City, Mont., Dec 28Tblrty
earthquakes have been felt in this sec
tion since last Sunday afternoon, the
Intt tremor being recorded nt 4:10 yes
terday morning. Tho ground has trem
bled very perceptibly, with tho earth
wave apparently coming front the
south, which haa lent color to the the
ory timt a big new geyser Is about to
burst forth in the Yellowstone park,
which lies 75 miles southeast of Vir
ginia City. No damage has resulted
other than considerable plaster having
been thrown down.
Congressman Daved Dead.
Now Orleans, Dec. 23. Representa
tive Robert C. Davcy, of tho second
congressional district of Louisiana,
died Saturday of apoplexy. Ho had
served continuously at Washington
slnco tho fifty-third congress, with the
exception of one term, when ho de
clined tho nomination. Davoy was
born in New Orleans In 1853, served
severnl years In tho stato senate of
Louisiana, wns elected a judgo In 18S0
nod in IMS wns do ton tod for mayor or
New Orleans. Ilo was ro elected to tho
Through From Chicago.
St Paul. Dec. 20 The Northern
Pacific and Great Northern roads,
through the llurlington will establish
through service from Chicago to Se
attle, Tacoma and Portland before the
opening of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition. This was made known at
the offices of the two Western lines
yesterday, The official announcement
of the arrangements wilt be made in a
Sicily and Calabria Are Shaken
TIDAL WAVESIFOLLOW TEMBLORS
Whole Cities Davsstated and Surviv
ors In State of Panic Hun
dreds of Boats Lost.
Rome, Dec. 29, The three prov
inces of Cosensa, Catansaro and Reg
gio di Calabria, comprising the de
partment of Calabria, which forms the
southwestern extremity of Italy, or
the "toe of the boot," were devastated
yesterday by an earthquake, the far
reaching effects of which were felt
almost throughout the entire country.
The town of Messini, in Sicily, was
partly destroyed, and Catania was in
undated In Messini hundreds of
houses have fallen, and many nersons
have been killed.
Owing, however, to the fact that
telegraphic and telephonic communi
cation was almost completely de
stroyed, it is impossible to obtain
even an approximate estimate of the
damage, but reports received here up
to a late hour last night indicate that
the havoc has been great, and the de
structton of life and property m arc
terrible than Italy has experienced 111
The City of Messina has suffered
probably more than any other pace,
the latest information coming direct
ly from that quitter stating that two
thirds of the town was destroyed and
several thousand persons killed
The steamers Washington and
Montcbello, which were in the har
bor, later proceeded to Catania, load
ed with injured, who were so stupe
fied by terror that they seemed un
able to realize what hsd happened,
simply saying that it looked as though
the end of the world had come live
steamers left Catania for Messina tJ
assist in removing the injured from
that place, who are reported to num
At Catania the panic-stricken peo
ple, fearing new shocks, absolutely
refused to enter their houses, and arc
camping on the squares
The tidal wave sank S0O boats there
and did great damage to several large
vessels and steamers, including the
Austrian steamer Huda
Not only did Catania suffer from
the effects of a tidal wave but a sim
ifar body of water inundated the hand
some streets of Messina which flank
the harbor, covering them with a.
thick layer of mud, which rendered
more difficult the succoring of the
wounded, many of whom could be
seen lying under the wreckage
It is reported that the villages of
Paro and Ganzirri, adjoining Messina,
have disappeared. The effects of the
earthquake were aggravated through
an explosion of gas. The flames
swep't along several streets, adding
terror upon terror.
In Calabria, the region around Mon
tcteone was most affected. The vil
lage of Stefanianiconi, the inhabitants
of which number 23.000, wa.s virtually
destroyed. Only five persons were
killed, but many were injured.
MANY VILLAGES RUINED.
Quake Centers at Etna Thieves Rob
Dead and Start Fires.
Palermo, Dec 29. Reports from all
the towns and villages around Met
sina state that serious damage hat
been done by the earthquake, -and that
the number of victims is large The
gravest damage was done to public
buildings and. churches at Flondia,
Noto Chiaramonto, Vittona, Patcrno,
Tcrranova, Mananopoli and Narro At
Mimo there were a number of shocks
At Augusta, which once before was
destroyed by an earthquake, the tidal
wave destroyed the government salt
works. The prisoners employed there
mutinied, but were eventually sun
At 1'attt the shock was tecompamed
by a blinding flash of light, while se
rious havoc was wrought at Uarcelona
and ten persons were killed at Cas-
trorcal and Montagamo
The Santa Maria college at Alix. be
tween Messina and Catania, was over
thrown, several of the girl students
being buried iu the ruins.
There is no doubt that a lame por
tion of Messina has bc?n destroyed.
To add to the disaster thieves were
soon setting fires at various noints
and stealing everything they could lay
their hands on, even robbing the in
jured as they lay hopeless, and the
dead. The stores were broken into
and great disorder and even terrorism
prevailed for a time. The authorities,
however, promptly took the most
stringent measures to maintain order,
and those who were caught in acts of
incendiarism or robbery were severely
San Francisco's Big Tax,
San Francisco, Dec. 29 City Treas
urer McDougald yesterday sent to
the state treasurers office at Sacra
mento $1,030,321 20 in gold, that sum
being the city's share of state taxes.
The money was sent through tho
Wells-Fargo express, and is ono of the
biggest consignments of coin ever
sent out of San Francisco.