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LXXVI1 No. 25,955
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First to Last?the Truth: News ? Editorials - Advertisements
SATURDAY, DECEMBER K 1917
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t)M I I M I TWO ' I M *
ln l'r*>?l*r N.ta \ ..rfc | 44 l?h,n t ??!, m.illr.* I.l.tanrr
rHBKi ? rvT*
War on Austria
London, New York So
cialist, Only Oppo
nent in Congress
La Follette Leaves
House Eager to De*
clare Immediate Hos
tilities Against Tur?
key and Bulgaria
?? , rreape
7. Tbr- I'pitrrl
\ ? ,
thal of Meyer London
th* N- Ib tha 1
?a, ln the r*t*natr 71
ffBTOr of thr rc?o
: ? i \ote in
.-..rurr 44flf ap
pfndf.' p. thl ? . .ration
I ? I I'.on
*r to that
1 'timulty and AsMstat"
te to-day'a happeaiflg >;ress. j
paatd the war
. ?. ? ,
? hc did aol
taken while ha ??- al hia f.fnr* pr?
ment providing that
. ;on of .
Mnsnii (or War
? . ?
. 44t Iroro u.jc back
? ;i4 cil from thr
. plained that ahe v.a
Pavaa \\ar .tn Tuthtn
m thr - f the
apfakt a per
aaaal ; ariagwai i
, 44 as mor-t
thot?> who I ??
Ith tbai Bulgaria and Tarkea mucht
??)! m??- the aa.rn* avtion that 44'- arr
00W tflkifv wlth r. gar.l to ABBtrta*
laafBl ?id. "Thc Pn
Continued on Laat Page
J ext of Resolution
For War on Austria
tt iSHINGTON, I'er , i ? i ?
na>>-rd Ly Congn
? enrd by the President followa:
.im\ i RESOI I TION
Deelaring thai <? olatt ol
??? between th* l ;?? rial ooa
ftopal Auttro~Hungarian Govern?
ment and thr Government and tlf
f'foplc of thr t'rited Statea, nml
;?>,< to proaecuU U
\Y< ? Imperial and Royal
tted "ri at* d acts of war
nl and the PeO
- ? ? ??? Ani( rica;
|^> "i.\i.i>. Bj thi Sanati and
Houae of I
:. thal a I late nf wai
of America and
i i ? rial aad Royal Aoatro-Hna
? ? md I he Presi
? . , and l" - hen bj. authoriru .1
employ thc entire
I military forc. - of 'he
d state- and reaoarces of the
n ment to carry on war agl
? perial ?'.' i R03 al .11 tro Mun
Govi rnmei t, and te bring thi
ronflirt ta a siscci isful termination
..'l thi resourcci of the country i.rr
hereby pledged hy tbe Congrasi ol
CHAMP ( LARK,
Spcaker "f 'he Hoase of Repre
l HOMA8 R. MARSHALL,
\ ice-1 of the 1 niti d Statea
dent of the 4 enati.
. Deeember, tMT.
WOODROW tt ILSON.
Allies' Supplies There ;
U. S. May Be Forced
to Quick Decision
Suspend Hostilities, but
PETROGRAD, Thoraday, I>rr. ?;
(Belayed). Pifteen handred Bolshevik
troop- arr rcportr.l ?.. have arrived in
rhe above report, if true, pospihly
? indieate thnt the Bolahevikl rov
."im.. tt i> nfi44- in cool rn! of the i i
i . ray, whieh raaa from
Petrograd a diataaee of 8 '.-'i miloa to
Vladii ostok, Rt i | i aporl
on the I'.-irit".-.
u kSRINGTON, Dec. . li Belahe
a/iki troop.- ar* raoving into VlaBivoi
? tad Btat*. aad tne Alhe
?oa] I.. forced al >ay time to udopt a
rieftnitc policj toward thi radieal gat
? Petrograd. Great quaatl
tirs of war munitions antl aappliea are
tored al thi Paciflc port, and it laarall
untlf-rvtood that the Allies do not la*
tend to permit them to fall into haruls
thi# mij/ht prove hostile.
ln Truce Parleys
LONDON, I'er. '.. Hiini.-mian tTOOp
, will Baaoeiate themaelTei wltn the Rus
n the Baal froal armiatiee, An
ofl al BflaoBBcemeat from Jaaey aaj .
1 an command baving pro
Lieutenant Had Brought
Down 2 "Observers"
With Bombs and Mis*
calculated on the Third,
IB* T*u> Avuvli'-o1 rr**.
ITALIAN HEADQUARTER1 IN
NORTHBBM ITALY. I?ec f, Ueaten*
ian' Aiirillotto of the Aviation I orp
bai execatod one of the m..?t darin;:
\ exploitt. of the war, telescopinjr. an Au
' trian balloon whieh was obsenn'C
Venice from the Piave line, passiag
' throufth the gau buj* with partf. of thi
envelope about his propeller and w;n
| ningr a government bonus of ^,000 lire
! for his cxploit.
Eaomy drachens. or ob?erva!i*m hal
. loons, have been niimerous and trouble
somr all along the line, and the authori
tiea ha*/< otTerrd .,000 lire for every
j one destroyed. Anrillotto had brought
i down two within thr lat few days and
yeatarday weal after hia third. ll*
r., .? frniii Maeetre, a suburb of Venlea,
| in an KO-horsepower machine and
i ascendcd high flbovi tbe drarh.n. Then
he bc_-an a i-erirs af ?lide? elose ahove
the balloon to drop inrnidiary bombs
as h? pa laod
(in one of h: glidaa the aviator mis
|calculated, aad ms'.cad of pahsinjr over
: the Draehen itrach it ^,|uiir<ly amid
I ahips. There waa a terriftc rip and
[ War a- the airplane hhot through the
| envelope and emergcd with its tatter
(.n his prapeller. The great volume of
gai rrleased took tire from the engine
,,f ti,. airplane, and the hrarhcn was
barned in midair, together with its oc
I.ieuleni.nt Anrillotto was srorched,
hut uninjured. He guided his machine
back to-the a'.iation field, where he waa
receirad with taptur*. Hifl Rray car
? ., burned black Bl I har.oal, but
otherwi i 11 was uninjured.
ONE OF THOSE PARTY LINE MESSAGES
To Adopt Senate
[Staf < 'arraaparaaanea]
WASHINGTON,Dae 1 Ihe national
prohibition amendment will he submit
t?d to thi- states for ratitication by
Uecember 1". when the llou.se will pive
the renolution the nrcessary tWB-thirda
majoritv. according to New York mem
mtg who have gOBfl over the .situation
Tbe Senate haa already paa-ed the
amendment reaolution, so that only thfl
iwo-thirda vt.-,- ef the Haoae la Maaa*
.,rv before tbe battle beglaa to Bave
f?urths of tbe ,t,.t- kfiaUUtaa
nfSa Haaaa gava a favawhla BBBJarjty
I. the prohibition .mendmeat r.*.o!u_
?0i the aeeeaaary two thirde ?????
s-rtce thal time, ll la aaid hy m??Bera
who have been makm* tnrjinri-a. there
h.ve been 80 many ebMga. Tja-Jjj
..?,,-? te thi "dry"1 8ide ?*?* ,h' ..
Ibirds m.jority la n-w virtvi.lly er,
posed an arrnlltice ... the enemy and
to the Kumanian troop.- forming part
of this front, it ?a lei ded that thr
Kumanian trOO].Id BflflOCiatl
themselrci with tbii (iropoaitiaa. A*
i a con:-en.ucnre hoatilitil arere suapend
ed ?' *? a'elack aa th,- whole af the
"The Hiaejv'i tinnj, loadlj n,a' '? '
,d rhiir satlSfactien, an.l endea\ored
to approaeh th. Rumaaiaa networi.
yatera. The Ramanlan traoas mam
taine.l a leeorrod and dignit'ed attitude
'and rejected e**erj att--nipt at fraterni
Wircl.-* dispatchei frorfl Herlin say
tha* the foi low ing of*i. :al communiea?
tion waa issued to-day:
"Tbfl n pre.sentatixfs of thc quadru
plfl aawen and the rcmaining member-.
of the Rassian delegatton held commn
? , ttmgs reaterdar, al which the
drawmg up of profoccls with regard to
the prevleui sittmgs and the prelim
mary work for the future work of th.
full aittiagS was roncluded."
A I'.-uter dispatch from I'etrograd to
day *e .
"When (.enera! Il.*ffmann i probably
' Lieutenant (Ieneral Ottfl t. C. von HorT
I mann), chief German deiegate to thr
armistice conference. heard the Ru?
l Man terms for an armistice he becanie
very mdignant. and said: 'If you re?
peat them again we will fight.'"
I [rutons drv e Itnliann from moitn
tuin ? ofhtr SMT WMW?flat Pagt S.
Says Japan Will Send
An Army to Russia
I ..- INGELES, Per. 7. Hundreds
Ibaaeaadi ef Japaneie iraapc
tramed to the minute in methods of
?> .,,|~rn .\arfare, are to ?ee active ser
\ , ^ with thr All'e.l forces soon. Only
tin- lack of transportation facilities ha
preiented the Japanese loldiers from
participation in the world conflict.
Thia authentu- information wa*
fuen for the first time in the I'nited
States by Major General N. Hibiki. of
the Japanese Imperial Army, who was
in I oa Angeles to-day.
The .lapanei-e faices will probabl-. i I
sent to Russia, General Hibiki ?atd.
When asked whether the Japanese
troops would be sent to France or Rus?
sia. General Hibiki replied:
"Rusaia changes hour by hour. tte
may be needed there. The Ruaaian has
I not forgotten the Japanese aoldiers."
Of Peace Now
AMSTLRDAM. Dac. 7. Meximilian
Harden, editor of "Die Zukunft," de
elared in an artieli recer.tly publtshed
in hia newipaper:
"Only a miraele ean bring peace.
F.ither Germanr moit he rruihed or
our enemies defeated Tncre ii no al
U. S. Control
Operation, However, De
pends on Future Action
ot the Cabinct
Plan in England
May Be Followed
Traffic Officials There Con?
tinue in Jobs as Gov?
By G W. Gilberrt
WASHINGTON, Dee. 7. Ooverameat
...t-rol <.f railroads is n'luost certain.
Gcven ration of them, except
in a rather limited sensr, fleeflBfl n.ore
Ihe ( flbiael at ita meetiag t.i day is
uppoaed te have diaeaaaed traBaparta
tion. There arill l"' farther ei
between th" PreaideBt antl his
rn on Moaday. la rpite nf the
report, whieh the railiaad axacaUvei
theeaaahri I have heard. that, they will
bc given aixty da) in whieh to test
thfl pre eal aalfteation Bf the Northern
an.l Eaatera roada, it la likely that ac?
tion by the Presideal will come ;n a
Nethiag la 10 he ^aincl by giving the
ruilroad.s sixtj days' graer. EV4B to
the railroads themselves there is no
kiadneaa in any such plan, for they are
Hkt ly to riinkf their worst showinp of
the yejtr in the next sixty days, when
: no v 44;!l probably tiisorgani/e traffic.
Wha'. form eOBlrol will t.ike is not
eli ..r. Probably it in.t not baaa tinally
tiei. rtninr i. Hut thc K.iglish method
of deallag With the railroads during
the arar Bada B good deal of favor antl
H8H madll tatlon el il may be adoptetl.
Ihe Bagliah hava BBt institutcd gov
ernrnent BWBCrahlp "tid have rcsorted
t..? goverameat operation only in atiiofi
i' ed form, the railroad executives con
tinuinj: to operrte the roarts. but as
. ;Tl- r ef thc ptivrrnmrnt having mil
I in- hmglith paverameat doea not
ray for the .-arn.ice of government
r.usii-e?<. bu> guaranteeo the earninga
of thr roads, making up for the higher
aagei to ettployea arhieh it itself ap
This Eagliah plan is in the nature
of a .-.impronii o between what the
American railroads are doing now and
.traijrhi ..itt goi I r-iinent operation un
t!er a aiagla fan nuaeal Bdmiaiatrator.
|| i- iiiore arneable to the railroads
than govenimeBt eperatioa would be,
although tht y pref.T to believe that
ur.der rhe pr- -c.t ijratem the maximum
rrsnlts can be obtained. All that the
railroads aak to improve the cxisting
t ituatioti Ifl that the government up
noint a tralfie manager of it.s own
busines-t,. a4 that they would have a
aingle man ta tleal with aad not. hun
dredi of army i|iiart<-rina.-ters and navy
repraaeatatiaea, each with fall author?
ity to give them erdera for ahipmaata
and aach viitu-'liy biddlag against the
other for IransportaUoa. The Allies
I.ave appointed t-ueh u trafTic manager
to hantllc their bosineafl jointly in this
COBBlry. And the railroads underatand
that whatater elei is done berc this
goverameat will appoint one.
it. addition to this the railroad
that they. in. ten.) of Franre and Rus?
sia, be giv>n priority in respect to ob
taintng loronot i'-es. They have about
unfilled orders for locomottves.
With h traffic n.anap.r for government
baainei IBd 44,th more locon.otives,
the railroad*i believ* that they eaa do
as t.nirh to relieve tlu- freight congo
tion a- tl..' govaramaat cur. do through
any system >>f control or operation.
R. R. Officials Fear
Lrtdown in Lffi< iency
If was a sign of how ecriooaly the
railroadexecBtlvea rcgard the prospects
of gweraaMBt action that they invitej
the newspaper correspontients here to
a COafereBCfl to-day to expluin the *it
tiatioii an.l BBflWer all questions.
Agam?t government operation or gov?
ernment eontrol over operation the
ehief ebjectiea that they raised was
that the change from private to public
managetitf-nt laouM bl followed imme
dih'.tly hy a letdoam in ttticiency. Tiie
....- under whieh all employes
from the lowest to thfl bighefll BOW
\?. ttrk woald I..' removetl. In addition.
they matntained the present pooling of
railroad faeilitiea would accomplish all
that government operation or control,
bringing with it also pooling of earn?
ings and of traffic, could do.
Aa for thc future, the railroads had
no plan. The executive* explait.ed that
they had been in the iiabit of spending
10,000 a year for cars, engines
antl rails and that pt rliaps $100,000,.
'. more ought to be invested. in addi?
tion tn termiaala. And this mone>
oeul.l nol i.- barrowad front any one
.? ti cpl thi gai. rameat
[t | thia atl IBtioa whieh makes for
government control of the roads for
the daratioa ef the war Tht. temper
ef I BBgiBsa I Bamiatahable, It will
not advance the credit of the govern
mei.i to the railroads unleas the gov?
ernment eOBlrola them. Maay Western
j ra 4.f thfl House aay that they
would never come ha.-k to Washington
If they voted to do so.
AdNora'e- of go\ et r.met.t control say
that only through control and perhaps
operation ? an tne maximum result b<*
got out of the existing railroad faeili?
tiea. Apparently the railroad managers
are B*arac ta pooling traffic and pool
mi' eurnmgs. and it Ea urged that only
thn.ueh pooling these can track* and
traitia be used to the beat purpose.
Such pooling as has been done al?
ready has increased the efficiency of
'he railroads 2h per cent. Keal unitica
rion. it is said. will increase still
further the results that can be ob?
tained from existmg facilities. and re?
lief is only to be found in tha? way. as
there la not time to obtain additional
? rack" and rolling atock*.
Ren pleada for higher rates?rail?
roads ronfident they eat ropt "ith
tath ? Papi 8, ?,
Blizzard Buries Survivors
Under Ruins of Halifax;
Rescue Work Is Halted
Wilson Expresses Nation's Sorrow
For Disaster to America's Ally
WASHINGTON. Dw, 7. Pre l.ler.f. Wilson >ent to tlie Govemor
ijeneral of Canada to-da) -Wfl ?. <t?ro<5i-.n of sympathy ?f thc people of
thc United Btfttei l>eoau.*e of the di^a.-ter at Halifax:
"In thr- praaenca ?.f thfl awfol disa-ster ,at Halifax. thc peopl"
of the United States offer, to their noble brethren of thc Dominion,
their heartfelt ,-ytnpathy an.l pnef, as is fittinji: at this time when
to the ties nf kitu-hip atnl .-ommunity of t-peeeli and nf material
interents are added the itltlflg bonds of union in the ronmion eau*a
,.f devotion t,. the tuprem" dtities of national existencc."
A joint resolution to appn.priate .^OOO.OOO for the relief of thc
stricken people of Halifax was introdocad in Concraaa to-day by Repre
sentativa Tagoe, of MaaaachnaetU.
Snow Blocks Relief Trains
Bearing American Supplies
Boston and Red Cross Speeials, Driving On in
Teeth of Blizzard, Will Be Delayed Hours?Car
loads of Wounded Stalled in Drifta OuUide City
ST. JOHN, N\ B_ Dee, 7. A heavy
snowstorm, threatennitf hlizzard pro
portion.i, added to the horror of deso
luted Halifax to-night. Relief traloi
on the way with urgcntly needed sup?
plies were held ba.-k by great drifts.
Uther trains bearmg hundred. of in?
jured away from the city, where it was
impussible to provide facilities or
treatment for them, were stalled in thc
Word arafl received late to-niJjht that
the Massachusetts relief train had baaa
stalled in a snowdnft. Thc train had
pn?sed through Amherst in a storm
v. hich was iCeadil4/ increasini. in inten
:ty, and bome distance beyond that
point the tracks were so blocked with
,now that the engine wai unable to
nloagh"*4***! way through. Work was
startcd at once in an effort to shov? 1
away enough of Ihe huge pile to enable
the train to pass on its way to Halifa;..
Relief workers on the seenc, already
rxhaustcd by superhuman efforts in
dlgglag survivors out of the debria of
two an.l a half s.iuare miles of de
moli.hed structures, were confronte.l
with the task of carrying on their
rescue against the added handicap of
Conditions in the ravaged city were
believed here to be frightful. Hurdly
a atructurc in the city has a window
left intact. Kvcn in rlUagflfl milfc.
away, where score.* of ile.pera.tely in?
jured and deatttate refugees were
given sbelter, gl--^ araa ibattered as
tbe Brat iboeb af the espleeioa, exr<>
mg the iasaataa to the ebllling blast*.
Wire communieation with th<
which has been most uncertain alnce
the explosion rocked the telephone nnd
telegraph buildiags nnd levelled nsiles
of wires, virtually brokc down under
the added burden of snow and wind
This isolation brought increased con
eera to thfl aaasaraai orgamr.ationa
' workirig with all their might to get re?
lief to thu heraeleafl thousands bef >re
the death toll should be incrca3ed by
In this city railroad officiali were
making special efforts to get through a
train of wounded reported stalled in
the snow near Saekville. Ploughs havc
heen sent out from Moncton to clear
the road, hut it is feared that it will
be midnight before thc train can be
extricated and brought to this city.
It was the opinion of railroad of
licials here that the various relief spe?
eials sent hy Massachusetts and by tho
American Red Cross ;ocieties might be
able to work their way through to Hali?
fax to-night, but that they would be
far behind their achedules.
What few reports trickled e-ut of '.he
I ruined city ai the atorm inrreaied ia
i inUn-Uy were to the effact th-U raacuo
l work had been brought nearly to a
Eatimate Read st 2,800
The relief committee sent by this
dtj to Halifax to-night gave its esti
mate of the number of dead at 2,800.
It n-ported one pier destroyed, but aaid
the great new terminals are intact.
Ihe bu3i.icss section, the committee
men believe. can be quickly restored.
Workmen an: needed to repair the
buildings. . ..
Two hundred children are believod to
be buried beneath the ruins of one
At the Protestant Orphans Home, it
ifl said, the matron and all the children.
*ome forty in number, nenshed. There
i* a grrat shortage of bread, but small
shops an. open with food.
Ifeaabera of the committee -***io tne
..cenes at the morgues were fearful.
Oae man found the bodies of his two
daoghtera, aged twenty-two and eigh
teen reare, respectively; of his son, who
had lecently returned from aerviee OB
thfl Western battle front, and of his
?.)n'< irife. ..
A business man who was in .New
Glasgaa aa the day of the explotion
hurried home, to find his mother, hu
aifc aad tive children dead.
Munitions Disaster Impossible
In New York, Declares Expert
Officials who have charge of the
movement of munitions ln rc declared
yesterday that the scheme by whieh
4-xp!osive? are handled in New York'
harbor preclu.-.' BBy dlBflflter to this
port approximating that at Halifa\.
Their assuranceis were supplemented
by that of I.ieutenant ColOBel B. W.
DBBB, explo lives expert of rhe I nited
States Ordasaefl l.rpartn-etit and chief
inapeetor ot the Bureau af Bipw
n.aintainctl here b) the l-deral gOV*
The most territc explosion poeslbll
lu re could do little more than shatter
wu.dows m Mai haltaa, Brooklyn and
S.a"-n Island, accordtng to Colonel
Iiur.n. Nothing more srriou* than this
could Vcur, hc added, despite thc fact
that hundred* of tons of high flxwla*
sivea are leaving thi- port con?tantl>.
"The regulations b> whieh munitions
are loaded here,'' aaid ColaBel Dbbb,
"are based on thoroughK (??*ted tables,
carefully worked out. I believe, at the
time of a serious exploeion la Balti
more rome year* ago. These tables. on
thc basis of whlch th s harbor handles
its mBBlliOBa, -.how with absolutc
tific accuracy just how much territory
la endar.gered by expl^sions of various
degrees. They have been vtnned in
Thc anchorage ln whieh mui
-hipa rida.- while thay Bfl heing loaded
here was ae'e^ed by the \*.ar Ilepar*
m(.nl , . use t<-ave the port ur
New Yori: certain protection, an?>th? i
Pederal official atatad. Ships re.
treir ca'go af explosives are r?-qtnr.d
to keep at least frow shore
ountig the loading and put out of the
harbor *? soon a.. this Ifl linished, h*
"That means, in the first place. tnat
mutntion veaaela are at all time ,
rrost a mile from the r.earest shore.
rontinied this official. "The anchor
age we use i? six mili-s from thr r.ear
e ? oart of afaahattaa. The maBition
.htps aever con-e nearer to tha eltj
than that. No explosion at that dt*
unce could do tny ^erious damage to ,
"The rejidential distnet ncarest the
anchorage ii a mile and a half from
vahere. the *hips are loaded. The people
there would be in little danger. Every
posMbl- precaution is taken here.
When the vessel:'. cl?ir the lower bay
they carry warning rtags and are under
the watchful eye of the harbor authori
"I do aat consider New York harbor
in the lllghteet danger. The Black
Torn axplealea af la-t >ear b about the
.erious tbmg that cov.ld occur
h.re. And that, despite the fact that
tl,. amount of explosives that went up
araa far in excess of that which wrecked
I'al'fax dnl nothing more than frighten
The Mont Blanc carried "1,000 tons
of explosives when she left here, it
was state.I by munition officials. They
would not raaaal how long the French
rematned in rhe harbor before
l he cleared for Halifax
f. va tated positively here !ait
night that the Mont Blaafl carried no
benilna arhoa -he left this port. The
Pcderal offkiel aha had charge of the
loading af the French tihip ls given as
authorily for this atatement.
This ia at rerteaase with dupatchei
from Hali'ax. which inaist that it wai
a deck cargo of this fiuid which became
ignited BM eauied the blow-up.
$100,000 for Relief
IfONTEEAL, Dac, 7. Mayor Mederii
Marttn, after a confennce late to-day
with the l.ading members of the Vic?
tory Loan Committee, asked the Royal
Bank af Canada to place $100,000 iro
med'ately at tho disp.sal of the suf*
ferers in Halifax, thc Victory Loan
Cafl.fl.it,1 l havin* undertaken th*
work of reJatBf tne f.nd9.
The Mayor wrote to I.ord fhaafh*
neeajr, Pr?sident of the C'aradtan Pa
ciflc Railway Company, who headed
the Victory Loan c.npaian, requ.-at
ng him to a<*t in a similar eapacity
in conneetion with th*J raiung here
of ti.e $100000 fo- Halifah
Injured Pinned Under
Debris Perish From
Cold; Stricken City
2,000 Are Dead,
25,000 Made Home
less; Property Dam
age May Reach
HALIFAX, Pee. ;. Stricken Ma' fai
waa awept to-night by a raging b'.L
T.ar.l. f*o lerco araa the atarai that
rescue workers were forced to suspmd
their operations in the deva-tateJ i'f
tion. It ia bclieved certain that all ?he
injured buried under the ruins of jlv.t
tered buildings have peflshad of cold
To-night'-, offlcial rstimnt- of th?
toll in human l;fe an.l sufTer'ng .*??*, idf
at 6,000 casualtiee: two thous-nd I
and three thousar.d ntiier ir.jun l
Battered by a biMtig wind and bl iri
ing snow. the plight of the -urviv .r?
of yesterday's holocaust is little
, of desperate. The windows aad
? of virtually every house in the (Mf
; were shattered by the explo io.i whieh
i wrecked thc Riehmond -ection and d*
! vastated a large part of the watar*
I front. Improvire.l barncades of '.>oi">l*
'give little protection against th- ?>
ments, and attempts to heat buillnif*
into which the snow is *.teadily li-'*
ing are hopeless.
City la Darkneaa
The city is again in darkneia to
night, except for the fllurainatioii a'
i forded by a aeanty supply of oil laewpa.
and unlesa these are carefully ecreene
they are ejtlnguished as iooii aa ligh'
ed by the gal? whieh whisflei thtwign
the crude shultera, Only a small per
centage tt thc buildings have ev.-n tbi'
slight protcctlcn from the itorm.
The auffenngs of those who escaped
injury have bcen increaaed by th. '?
that every available btanket, quilt and
comfortable has been requisltioned fo>
the hundreds of injured Ia the ton
porary hospitals. Many of these ar- ?
gravely wounded their only hope li-*
in the belt of care. .><*rious feara are
felt that cold, shock and exposure will
result in an outbreak of pneumonia
A aingle telegraph wire, bendmg d?n
gerously in the storm, otTered Halifax
I only a precanous means af communi.-a
tion with the outside world, and it wa*
feared momcntarily that thia Has
would snap. At best it gave only a
halting connection with other points
Telegraph and telephone companies a*a
making desperate efforta to provide a
makeshlft service. but the work is be
?et with difficulties.
Sir Robert Borden, the Prime Minn
ter, arrived here late lo day on a spe?
cial train from Pictou, to which city he
hastened yesterday from I'rince V d
ward Ialand, where he was when ha
heard rumora of thc diiaiter here. Ha
came to Halifax to p'.ace at the dispo?al
of the municipal aathoritlcs all the re
source* of the Keder.il go-. ernment for
the relief of t-uffi n r
Menaced by Kaminr
While many ger.-rou*. r.ffera of rr._
terial relief have b-en received and
trainloada of supplies are on the way.
the spectre of famine was abroad to
night, for if tbe storra eontinue.i r
may seriously interfere with railroad
iraffir. There is enough food on hand
for immediate nee.ls, bat it will ia*'
only a short t;m?.> unle.?s addltiaaa
supplies are recived.
Aa the day wore on the >mmenr.tv
af the di'a-ter inrrear.ed -. ather than
dirninishe.l Hurdreds of bodies were
taken to de .-.nrgiir. and r.inif squad*
were consiantly rtadiog near \ictim
buried oader tois of debris, until Ihe
blizzard forced them to rea*. work
There is every reaeon to believe that
many more will be recovered.
No concerted effort has been made
as yet to compile a li*l of the dead. a*
every effort i.a being made to identifs
those who peri-hed. Tbe co'idi'inn n*
many of the bcdies makes thia n
ir.gly difficult ard a large propeirtion
of those who lost their livai 4?ill he
buried as "name!.-*. il.-a,!." 1 ""-re i?
no teason, low. ver, ?>, range the eati?
mate of MM dead ar.l 1,000 injured.
The prop. ' .mated ai
between IZ'.OOO.OOO ?? ; 1 00 snd
the number of destitute at upward af
.0,0"i), tn a statement isi-ucd lonifht
v,.- Jastlea liarri*. ehadnaaa of thc ?. it*
..ens' V: la.-icc t ommitlee.
Statement of Cltiiena" lommlttrc
"The committee ,,' :he >-.li.en? of
Halifax," aaid the itati raa ap?
pointed to rr.ake a public atatement on
the damage to ti.e city of Halifax and
the town of Dartmouth after a? ca/efa.
a auprey as poesible of the demagad
part*. while every building n Halifax
and Dartmouth waa more ur leaa dara
ajrad, ihe devastated area la found neat
. thc seem of i^*1 exploaiaa and ?m
braces chiefly distlieta ocrupivd by
\ workers and th.- poorer rlaaaee.
"Between 3.000 and 4.000 such d*?elt
inga were deairoyed hy the explosion
or the "ire. The number ot thoie af
'er'ed i? es'.i.naMd at ZofttO, and while
, the eireumstancea of all. or even moit
of them, cannot be aseertained 'in"'
eaeh one's ease ii inveatigatad
feared the destitute peppie in the arra
atll number upward of 20."(Kl and the.r
actual loisee and the ?#ltmst-d cost of