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VOlV 01 - LXV 111....X 0 ' 22,f>93.
PLEDGE TO PEOPLE
ggXEWS HIS PROMISE OF
Makes Pl** f or l™p rfnrmCTit of
dominating " 11( Election Machin
ery at Inauguration.
;T?v T* I% cra:. X to "*.«■ T:lbi!n». ]
_. . j a n. I.— ln his inaugural address to
la* Governor Hughes made an emphatic plea for
the improvement ■•" "nominating and election
to render "toss easy the domination
m > Iflsh interests or the protection of those who
fil.d profit in lawbreaking." This was coupled
J. hh K eh an exposition of hi.« views on the
.' . „» a , Executive to carry bis troubles
ripnts Oi B
direct to the people as left little doubt in the
pjjnfl. of his bearers that he was prepared, if
necessary, 0 conduct a campaign of education
in behalf' of (■«•« election reforms as he did
over the anti-punMing question last year.
lai the applause when he urged the putting
dowis of "selfish Interests* 1 in the political field
arid declared the Executive's right "to Justify
hip positKT to '■:-■■ i>eople to whom he is a°
countable" was only less vehement than when
at the end of his address, his voice taking on ■-
deeper tone and a tinge of solemnity, he re
■ssstnii pledge of devotion to •■..-. people, made
rtro y*ars ago.
Tenter upon my second term of office with
a keener sense of its responsibilities and my own
ifciltations."* said the Governor, "but I have an
inter;**' desire to render loyal service to the
people." At that the assemblage broke out into
a storm Of applause which forced the Governor
to Ft op for a minute before he couM finish his
CONFERENCES FOLLOW EXERCISES
Th» <v»vemr>r> speech and the earnestness
and vipor which he threw Into it took the m-
BSjgnral exercises quite out of the realm of
formality. The attendance of legislators, stat*
officials and even political leaders was smaller
than it -was two years asro. Those who were
thera. as they caught tlie tone if the Governor"?
voice when he urged a general "toning up" all
atone the line In the state service and then dwe't
particularly on those subjects destined to form
The bone of contention at the legislative session,
looked at one another in wonderment It seemed
they were not prepared for so prompt an an
nouncement of the Governor's attitude, expecting
it rather in his message to the Legislature next
Wednesday. After t?i* exercises, there were
hurried, brief conferences of some of the more
important leaders, at which the Governor's
rpeech and its significance formed the burden
Simple, as always, the inaugural exercises were
fcnpressive. The Assembly Chamber was beau
tlfu:!y decorated with big American flags,
■wreaths of laurel and holly, in deference to the
holiday season, forming a pretty contrast to
th* red and white of the body of the bunting
A large throng, snite too large for the capacity
of the chamber, had gathered even before the
parade which ms to escort the Governor to the
C£pitol had started- This trade formed in
State a--i Pearl streets, and half an hour be
fore noon marr-^od over to the executive man-
Eion. From there a short line of march around
th» oait'il section of the city brought it to the
Capitol. a detachment of mounted police
headed the procession as it res bed the build
ing. Then cam" General Roe and his staff offi
cers. Squadron A. of New York, with Its horse
back band, fnrm°d ih» escort of honor for Gov
ernor Hughes, who rode in an open carriage
drawn by four bl k horses. With him were
Adjßtar.t General Henry and Colonel George
Curtis Tr»adwrll. military secretary to the Gov
ernor, and Robert H. Puller, secretary to the
Governor. Then came the Governor's staff and
local ■ tan companies.
GOVERNOR'S FAMILY PRESENT.
Meantime Mr?. Hughes and the Governor's son
« r '-' hi daughter? and the Rev and Mas. David
C. Hughes, his father and mother; Mrs. White.
*ifeof the Lieutenant Governor, and her daugh
'' th» state chairman and Mrs. Woodruff. Mrs.
James TV. Wads worth, jr.. and the wives of the
r ' state officers snd the retiring officers had
gathered on the platform in the Assembly Cham
tow- ■ --' before noon Samuel S. Koenig. the
Ti»« Secretary of state, with John S. Whalen.
!e pxvdecessor. appeared to take charge of the
«rea»or.i. f. fa torn Speaker vl&isworth. mem
■■■<* the Assembly, and Senator Raines, ter
n j.ro S i^r-nt of the Senate, and a part of
tiat b"dy file^ into the chamber and were seat
*4 Th*- new and old state officers, headed by
U~j<<':-- Governor White and Mr Chanler.
iwjk plar-e,. f>7 , t>,«» platform amid handclapplng.
Gtneral Rno and his sold braided staff added a
»«w* of rolor t.. the rapidly enlarging group
«»!*. Then, while the entire assemblage arose
'"^ applauded rfgnrously. Governor Hughes, his
fecirtary and staff were announced. The Gov
'"Tl"r as he ascended the steps to the platform,
Kl.anc*dK I .anc*d t>. t»^e front r«>w of seats. wh«re were
1! " Hugh** and his parents.
Aft Bishnjt Burke, of Albany, bed made a
Prayer Secretary K'^nig tiled on the Governor
■"*•« his r>a«h -if offioe The Governor's voice
** h " repented the !( .-fth .-ft- Secretary Koenig
!F"» low and de.j.. As the first phrases fell from
■** lips An-p lK:< ? ining of cannon outside the
Capitol Bounded— the first guns of th»- salute for
Us* mm ,rg Governor.
H*e guns stopped booming. The Governor
* 2UBr ' his shoulders, stepped to the edge of
Thf Platform, and wh-n the handclapplng had
W * 8 " 1 plunged Into his speech. Mis first words
the attention of the" audience; he held
** l!i the way through, and brought out fre
<mem bursts of applause.
THE GOVERXOR'S ADDRESS.
Th«M;o\v T nor's address follows:
.^ llov> «"iti2fi e: The State of New York.
Tmw» <X)!n I ) "- i -it<* population and its varied in
aad*" PTf ' s " nls "UJHcult governmental problems^
• r i i .J. J ' 1 I(V virtu- of tin- acumen and public
St 2° f lts dti »ns '* should stand as ,■ *-x
"^v-:u <jf j^t an.i evident administration
n^r^ Sh r il ' d U ' I .un,l tv " :n..st approved
ka v "' ;t '' nunfii t within its proper
af'!* /" Jr , "weste should be preserved and
«h«?.M Ul s< »""*lfl<' «»ur .vat.,- powers
*m*U .... developed for th<- ralubie expansion
Kr^ '• lm P«»ved artificial waterways, -suj
■ U .'.uV im
v,. #C2f :it<i int • moi markets: and .< oet
ao, iti^hK-aiv. v.cii planned, well construct
citi« l ir ";-My maintained, should unite .Mir
BiKmi the I--,, and
w. . ' '■-■■'■■ -f "«r farm products.
«S?K,^ OU , W ''V •" < -'« r «<"<l by apt r -- .
•»ar Mrl dlf!u; " r! - lhf - .«-:iing of experience:
I'^i ,i il " n . lt?1 f«f««aarded by all pracUcable
luUUv «* u ««<»n ahould 1.,.;.. due
tar I*** J "T^' l' r^' arati<> » for useful 11.
*• u«.,or M)-,u!<i be employed under fair <-..n-
Sf^, <«nliinr4 ■, third psar .
*•****& AURA NT, papk ROW SLOG.
f^Tt! 00 to cuiilr - e ' P/cc^i'jn in J»ci-*ic«. ilusic.
who accompanies the King on his visits of mercy,
/ TRIBUTE TO QUEEN.
The Noble Work Done hi/ Helena of
I tali/ in Messina.
Tendon. Jan. 2.-Among the many graphic ac
counts of the earthquake published here to-day
Is a beautiful tribute paid to Queen Helena by
a correspondent in Southern Italy, who says:
<">:;<» must go back in fancy and remembrance
to the most touching exhibition* ■■' womanly
tenderness nn<l se.lf-sacrlfiee celebrated by poets
and consecrated by legend to understand the
benefit of the work the Queen Is accomplishing
In If-flnn The people rail her an anget of
charity, and never was the name used with
preater justification. Her dress Is as pimple as
that of a working cirl; she doe* not care for
herself. find is only anxious to assist others.
"I have peen her everywhere at points of the
srreatept danger, and wh»r* nobody before bad
dared po— assisting In dressing wounds, her voice
broken by Fobs and her eyes tearful. Put she
accomplishes her sacred work with motherly
tenderness and •with a heroine's strength.*'
WRITER WHIPS ROBBER.
(t. W. Cole Attacked by Highway
man at Riverside, Conn.
;ny T»Rra;>h to The rrttiin* i
Greenwich. Conn.. Jan. 1 - George Watson
Cole, a bibliographer connected with 1 Dodd, Mead
& (■,, >."<■■ .".T2 Fifth avenue. New York, whose
home is at Riverside, had v hand-to-hand en
counter with a highwayman at his own door on
New Tear's Eve. Though nearly sixty years
old, he whipped the highwayman and saw him
run through a hedge, glad to escape.
Mr. Cole left New York on the ■_'•"• train for
Riverside on Thursday afternoon, and an hour
later was walking the short distance from the
Riverside station to hip home near the Riverside
Yarht Club. In telling of the* attack, he «aid
a man told him to hold up his hands, and at
the same tin:» pointed a revolver at him.
"I threw up my right hand to knock the re
volver, and as I did the man fired, my cuffs.
shirt and wrist being blackened by the powder,"
•<■ said. "I made another grab for the revolver.
The. Fellow tried to use it as a club and bruised
my wrist. I grappled with him, but he. finally
broke away and escaped.
Mr. <"..!'> Is the author of "Bermuda In Periodi
cal Literature" and a "Catalogue of Books Ke
in?ir.K to the Discovery and Early History of
N«.rth and South America." He is a mem •r of
e'-ieral historical societies.
HAS HIS SOS ARRESTED.
Broker Charges Young Man with
Uttering False Checks.
Harry O Lieberman, twenty-one years old,
was arrested at the home of his father, Isaac
Lieberman. a broker. No. 71 East 96th street,
last night charged with uttering worthless
checks during the last two year?, on his fathers
account, the amount totalling $500.
Up to three weeks ago Lieberman had been
employed as a travelling salesman. He quit
his Job in Philadelphia, and, It is charged, drew
two drafts for $10f» and one for ISO on the Am
brosia Chocolate Company, the company which
had employed him, and got them cashed at the
Bellevue-Stratfo'rd Hotel. The company, it is
charged, refused to honor the checks, and the
hotel people communicated with the Waldorf.
New York, and had a detective from that hotel
call on the father.
Mr Lleberman was out and when the detec
tive told Mr-. Lieberman of the trouble, she Im
mediately i n't the checks. On her husband's
return he called up the Harlem bureau, with the
result that Detective Fussillo went to the house
and arrested th< young man.
Mr Lleberman told the detective that hi? son
!.;,,] i,,-. n issuing chedes on him for the last two
years but to save the boy's reputation he had
met them, and this had already cost him $500.
DROPS DEAD IN CHAPEL.
Cotton Broker Had Just Finished
Speaking on New Year.
Thomas A Perkins. for forty years a member
of the Cotton Exchange. fell dead from apoplexy
ln Mf i seat In the lecture room of the First Pres
byterian Church. Brooklyn, yesterday afternoon,
flve minutes after speaking to three hundred
people on '-The Spirit of the New Year." A
Chapel service ™» in progress. The 1.- v L.
Mason Clarke, rector of the church, continued
nig benediction as Mr. Perkins toppled over.
-V* body of the dead broker was carried quietly
t> t**« rector's room. sn<3 few knew what had
l: Tr*"vrkins was sixty-nine years old. He as
,-,.,;..,] from Yale College in the class of ISSS.
" "- for many years a member of the cotton
,;, S "n s Fvn-.ins ft Co.. founded by his
1, Recently he had been . director in the
fp " - l nreati of the Cotton Exchange.
Het^r^^™ " iSh ° me
Hi No. 33 Garden place, Brooklyn.
NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, JAM ARY 2, 1909.— TWELVE PAGES.
ITALY'S REGION OF DEATH AND TWO ROYAL RELIEF WORKERS.
Within the «ren ■laraed by th*» Circle Br-r«roximate'r two hundred thousand lives have b*«n lost, half
a* many persons bars suffered sMioos Injury, a' of those rendered homeless by the disaster on*
hundred thous ■ have fed from th« recion.
GET A "SCAR FACE" MAN
///; POSED AS POLK EM AX.
Made Arrests and Did Other Discon
After searching for many weeks foe a 'man
with ■ scar," who. with the aid of a police
badge, has been Impersonating a Central Office
detective to "shake down" numerous victims,
the police last night arrested a man with a long
scar across the right side of his fac* who gave
his name as William Delaney. twenty-eight
years old. and said, according to Inspector Mc-
Cafferty. that he was formerly ■ patrolman at
tached to the East With street station. De
spite his dentals, the police say that Delaney Is
the man for whom they have been looking, and
that be is the one who too* the clothing and
revolvers of several officers of the first court
squad from the lockers in the basement of the
Criminal Courts Building on Thursday night.
He was locked up nt headquarters, charged
with carrying concealed weapons snd burglary.
Delaney was arrested in front of No 130 West
33d street shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon by Patrolmen Patrick O'Leary and
John Collins, of the West 47th street station.
The two patrolmen were attracted to the scene
by the screams of a woman, and on reaching
the spot found Delaney trying to arrest a negro
woman They sought to learn his authority.
and they declare. Delaney exhibited police
badge No .■'.'■.'>■». saying that he was ■ police
man OLeary and Collins recognized the badge
a. one for which a general alarm had been sent
out as having been lost by Patrolman William
Carey, of the West 68th street station, about
Delaney was then taken to the West 30th
street police station, where Lieutenant Dempsey
placed him under arrest. The police say that
two revolvers, a police manual, a gold watch
and two cheap watches were found .hi him. and
that one of the revolvers was the property of
Patrolman John J. Shea, of the Tombs court
squad, and was part of the property taken
from the lockers on New Tear's Eve
Delaney denied all the charges made against
him. He said he was a driver by occupation.
The police tell of a long series of escapades
of the "man with a scar." On December 8,
they say. a man who said he was a Central
Office detective appeared In the East .".Ist street
station with a prisoner named George Banks.
whom he charged with disorderly conduct After
telephoning to Police Headquarters the Imper
sonator assured Lieutenant Dunn that It was
"all fixed,? and said be would appear In the
morning. He failed to show up. Banks was dis
charged and Lieutenant Dunn began looking for
the "man with a scar " .
The next appearance of the mysterious Im
personator was on the ni«ht of December us,
when he became Involved In a <lis >nt>- in the
night court, and .-igair, displayed a police badge
saying that he waa an officer.
Apaln on New Year's Eve the police say that
the "man with a «<ar" robbed the lockers In the
Criminal Courts Building, ami then Invited a
patrolman whom he met In Centre street to
have ;< drink with him. They s;iy !.<• explained
that he was an officer and thnt tlu clothes he
vas r;irrv'r.tr were some which he was taking
The last appearance he made before his ar
rest according to the police, was in the West
30th street station at noon yesterday with a
prisoner whom, he said, he had arrested for
fighting In the street. The prisoner was en
tered in the blotter as Antonio Martin, eighteen
years old. an errand boy. of No.ST! Seventh ave
nue charged with disorderly conduct. The scar
faced man, after displaying shield No. 1,822.
started for court with his prisoner, but never
The police also say that Delaney was present
in the tire lines at the burning of the Herald
Square Theatre, where he displayed a police
badge, and addressed several of the men on duty
by name. Deputy Commissioner Hanson was in
, -liars.- of the police at the fire.
Lieutenant Funston. attached to Police Head
quarters, said he had found Delaney's picture in
the rogues' gallery, where he was described as a
"sneak and package thief. ' Lieutenant Funston
also said that the man had served tW4i in El
mira and Sing Sing.
TWO BODIES IH WOODS
MAX AX I) WOMAX SHOT.
Circumstances of Deaths Point to
Murder and Suicide.
With bullet wounds in the right side of their
heads, the bodies of Mrs Townsend Wood,
whose husband is said to be a relative of the
late Mayor Fernando Wood, and who was the
daughter of Mrs. "1 A. OrlopK of No. 605 West
147 th street, an.l Arthur Korber. of No. 620 West
148 th street, -a cre found beside each other in the
woods near the Tonkers city line yesterday. A
revolver with two exploded cartridges in It was
gripped In the dead man's hand and la arm
was clasped about the woman's neck. He had
evidently shot her and then committed suicide.
Boys returning from skating on McLean Pond
told th<- police that the bodies were lying in the
woods, and they were taken to Havey'a
morgue, in Yonkers, where Coroner lies, who
assumed office yesterday, took charge of them.
It was several hours before the bodies were
identified, and the mystery of finding them
caused much excitement in Yonkefs. From
irks on the clothing and the name in Korber's
hat the police brought about their Identification.
Mrs. Wood was twenty year* old and Korber
was one year her senior Mrs. Wood, accord
ing to the police, has been estranged from her
husband for some time. Korber was the son
of Charles Korber, a dentist. Mrs. Orlopp and
Mr. Korber identified th,> bodies of their chil
dren. Mrs. Orlopp told Coroner lies that she
had frequently heard young Korber talk of
Coronei r,«-^ said that the two bad appar
• ■ pen .i'-.'ul more than two days.
}(•• said that be \\a^ convinced it was
; , , ;i s.- of murder and s;n.id>- Coroner lies.
Plnce in- took < >tli« •••. ;it midnight '>n Thursday,
h:is bad four .OS's to .iltend to and until an
early hour thia morning had not bf»>n to bed.
The Tonkers police say that the couple came
from Manhattan In a taxicab on Wednesday ami
spent part of the evening riding around that
section of the country. Thi j dismissed the tax-
Icab at Trejnont avenue and, walking some dis
tance, boarded a Jerome avenue <;'.r bound for
Yonkers. Their earnest conversation attracted
the attention of the passengers and the <-on
ductor iiti.l an Insi tor. who were on the car.
They left the car at McLean avenue nnd walked
south toward tlt>' woods. The Inspector told th«
police that on the return trip h« r.'inembere.l
having heard shots from the direction of the
woods", hut thought nothing of the matter.
CADETS APPEAL FOR CLEMENCY.
Their Discharge from West Point Recom
mended, They Go to Washington.
[From The Tribune Bureau.!
Washington, Jan. I.— Most of the sixteen cadets
recommended for discharge from the Military
Academy after th« semi-annual examinations
have come to Washington to appeal fo r Executive
clemency. Twelve were reported as deficient In
studies and four have received too many marks
for misconduct, two of the latter being of the first
class an unusual circumstance. The fact that a
cadet has served for nearly the entire period of
his instruction at West Point has always been con
sidered a sufficient Inducement for him to conduct
himself In fairly strict accordance with the rules
of discipline. Under the law no clemency may be
shown cadets who have been recommended for dis
charge by the academic board, and the friends of
those now seeking clemency do not expect that the
recommendation will be modified in their behalf.
EX-JUSTICE BOLTE S SON HURT.
Thrown from Streetcar — Now in Hospital and
Herman Bolte. son of ex-Justice Herman Bolte.
who died on December 16, and himself a lawyer.
w:ts seriously If not fatally injured last night while
trying to board a southbound Southern Boulevard
trolley car at Jennings street. His skull was fract
ured and he was internally injured. At the Ford
ham Hospital, where he was taken, it was saM
shortly afttr midnight that he was dying.
Mr Bolte was not found until some tln.e after the
accident, the police say. In the Fordham Hospital
he recovered consciousness for a short time. and.
according to the surgeons, said that the motorman
and conductor of the car paid no attention to him
when he ■ftgnallas' them to stop. He tried to jump
on the rear platform and fell.
The most delicious of teas Is "Salada," always of
high and uniform quality.— Advt.
THE DT-CHESS OF AOSTA.
Who is aiding: the wounded at Naples.
ROYAL CHILDREN GIVE.
A Gold Ring, Chain and a Headless
Doll for the Sufferers.
Rom». Jim. 1. — Princess Yolanda. the seven
year-old daughter of the King, having had th»
reason for her parents' absence in the stricken
district explained to her, carried about a con
tribution box among her little friends at a
party given in her honor at the Quirinal this
afternoon. She herself put In the box her first
tiny gold ring, which was given to her on
Chri«tmßs by her grandmother, the Queen Dow
ager MargheriU. Her younger sister. Princess
Mafalda, gay« a gold chain, while Prince Vm
berto, the iioir apparent, who is now four years
old, contributed a headless doll.
AMERK ASS UMXJURED.
All Escape from Ruins of Hotels
Trinacria and Bella tie.
London. Jan. 1. — Cook's Tourist Agency learns
from Naples that It is almost certain that no
English or American travellers were injured
through the destruction of the Hotel Trinacria
at Messina, and it is believed that no English
or Americans were staying at the Hotel Belle
rue. which also was destroyed at that place.
ANOTHER TIDAL WAVE 7
Ecars for the Safety of Two Steam
ers nith Refugees.
Naples. Jan. L—ltL — It b reported hf-re that an
other tidal wave has swept through the Strait
T-\>: =t<--arners loaded with refugees and in
j ired persons, which were expected here to-day.
1 aye not ye* >een sighted, and fears are enter
tained t> t safety The vessels may. how
ever. lih •ght shelter at oni? of the island*
along th st. Efforts to 10.-ate th.m. how
ever, ha\ ded. and there are fr>ars that they
have her CCked. It is fajßpossibta to verify
A IH CAIST AVERTED.
Fire in Packed Erie Theatre — Sev
eral Women Faint.
F.ri> . Perm.. Jan. 1. — "Keep the show going, for
<;od's sake!* 1 called Abraham I^oui-h. fireman at
the Park Opera House, to the performers on the
stage at 10:15 o'clock to-night, when he dis
covered thai the building was on fire His cool
head probably averted a holocaust, for before
the big audience realized the situation the house
bad been almost emptied.
Although there were many narrow escapes no
one was seriously Injured, and much of the
building was saved from destruction. Every
one of the fifteen hundred seats In the theatre
was filled, and standing room tickets had been
sold. The John Sullivan Amusement Company
was presenting "In the Nick of Time."
Louch called to the audience to fie out in
order, giving them to understand that the fire
was in an adjoining structure. No one tried to
crowd until smoke began to fill the building.
The Fire Department saved scores from jumping
from the third story fire escapes by getting lad
ders up. Of a dozen women i allied into a
nearby drug store all had fainted but one. The
fire is believed to have originated from defective
PEARL NECKLACE FOUND.
• Mrs. George D. Hamlen Recovers
i Mrs. George D. Hamlen who with her - is
• band, a physician, occupies a suite in the Pra
; sada apartments. No. 50 Central Park West, while
! shopping on Thursday lost a necklace of pearls,
I valued at $6,500. and yesterday it was returned
I to her by E. S. Wallach. of No. 7 West 92fl
i street, who had picked it up on the pavement in
front of No. 60 Central Park West.
i Before starting for a shopping tour. Mrs.
• Hamlen said, she intended to stop at Tiffany's
1 and have the pearls restruns. She wore a heavy
1 fur coat and the necklace was concealed ÜBder
1 neath the coat. After visiting several shops she
! was about to order the cabman to drive her to
: the jewelry house, when she discovered the loss.
. She then made inquiries at all the counters whet*
' she remembered being during the afternoon. She
' could find no one. however, who would acknowl
i edge having seen the jewel?.
I RUSSIAN BATTLESHIPS VETOED.
| St. Petersburg. Jar. I.— The defence committee
of th> Douma rejected to-day the government's
demand for a grant of n.SOM>OO toward the con
struction of four new battleships. The rejection
was based on the ground that there has been no
j reform in the naval administration.
PHICi: TIIKKE CENTS.
ALL ITALY TAKES UP
WORK OF RELIEF
THE DEATH LIST AGAIX
ESTIMATED AT ?<»>ooo.
Troops Restoring Order in the
Stricken Districts of Calabria
It is estimated that MS! half of the popula
tion of the devastated) towns on t!ie> Siclltnn
and » 'alal.rir.il raasts ha* been killetl. Professor
iticco peaces th" lens <>f life at two Imndw*
A dispatch n^-oiveil in London said that n>
Americans i»r Englishmen had :^en killed in
the Trina. Hotel at Messina, and that all
those at tlif Pail* it were :>eiievr»l to be safe.
Major General Charles B. Hal tretirfd) ami
his party are alive an*! v.ell.
Th»» work nf rescue to being pushed at Mes
sina ami Kecjrin, despite inclement weather.
The dead in the latter city are estimated at
It i* feared at Naples that another ttd.ii Trare
has swept the strait. Two steamers crowded
with refugees are missing.
Thp I.ipari Islands have suffered no serious
loss. The earthquake demolished only a few
building*, and there was no loss of life.
Relief funds raised !n various American cities
bring tlie total amount to approximately
$400,000. New York City's contribution reached]
.<:>•_•» i. of whi' h ?7."».(Vi0 was turned into me
Red Cross and ?17.<V*> to the Mayor's fund.
MORE SHOCKS OX COAST.
Survivor* Again Panic Stricken — ■
The I Apart Islands Safe.
Rom». Jan. 1 -Although graphic stnrles «r*
coming into Romp of th» horrors in Southern
Italy and Sicily, these are only repetitions of
Individual trap?die«. What chiefly concerns* th»
srovernment and the people Is th» progress
which la b«»lng made toward the relief of those
who have suffered from the dreadful visitation.
Considerable advance in this respect has be<»T»
made at Messina, where, according to official
reports received here, the supply service is be
ginning to work satisfactorily Th- different
regions on the coast have b"en allotted to vari
ous warships and other ships as centres from
which torpedo boats and launches convoy and
distribute rations and water to th» villas:-*.
The Minister of Justice has telegraphed from
Messina to Premier Giolitti that lar?e bodies sf
troops have arrived and are now occupying a!!
parts of the trmn. Th- appalling extent si the
disaster render^ anything !:k- a systematic
search of the rains impossible, but persons ar«
bein? drajrsed out all day long, "d are quickly
transported to th«* relief ships as soon as their
wounds have received attention.
There \ver» slight shocks felt In th« earth
quake zon<* to-day, completing 1 the ruin of the
crumbling buildings. These shocks contribute
to keeping up th« alarm of the population. One
severe shock was felt at 3 o'clock tn the morn
in«. and another at 9 o'clock. Fires are still
burning, although much rain has fallen.
The latest Investigations on both sides of th»
strait make it certain that far more than half
of the population of the coast tokens and vil
lages has been killed. Professor Ricco. director
of the observatory at Mount ./Etna, estimates
that the victims of the earthquake exceed two
Hundreds of dangerous criminals have been
arrested by the troops and are under close
Great relief was felt here when the announce
ment was made that the Ltpari Islands, which
were reported to have disappeared with their
population of 2S,«>X>. suffered little or no 4smbV
age from the eartMn«i»».
Public opinion is seriously concerned with re
gard to the safety of th* King and Queen and
the possible danger from tottering walls. Th»
King frequently has tried to persuade the Que?n
to rest or return to Rome, but she always re
fused, saying that it would break her heart li
abandon her husband In his labors for iha
country in its anguish.
New Year's Day In Italy is usually the occa
sion of festivities and rejoicing as widespread
as on Christmas, but these ceremonies and th«
festal spirit were wanting to-day. Rome Is
filled with lamentations; on all countenances is
grief for the destruction of two beautiful
regions of the mother country, where thousand*
now He dead. The bells of a thousand churches
ring not for the "To Deum." but toll for requiem
King Victor Kmmanuel has been indefatigable.
He has shown wonderful activity and endurance,
leaving no point in Messina unvisited. H» has
supervised the entire work in the fallen city.
and the presence of his majesty has Infused
new _,_fßjj- and energy into the rescuers and
the survivors, hungry and wounded as they are.
Often he is surrounded by •* crowd of tlc
tims. who. as If the sight of laa King had re
stored their strength, cheer enthusiastically and
shout -We have a King! We have a protector:"
A large number of soldiers has been landed
from th»- various steamers arriving at Messina
and other stricken places, and all efforts art
being directed toward embarking the wounded
refugees, who are crowding all available places,
gome of these will be sent as far as Genoa.
A touching feature of the material aid of
fered by all classes of people in Rome is the
gift of clothing and bedding by workmen t«
collet-ting students. Reports from all parts of
Italy indicate the same generous spirit. The
CHANGE OF TIME TABLES.
% .rr.. i change Trill l*e made in th« tiir.e tab!**
of' the Pennsylvania Railroad on Monday. January
4. New time rabies should be in bjSaSM o: IgSUIS
oit January 3- — Advt.