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Cloudy tdnlght ahd tomorrow: mild
temperature; gentle southerly winds.
Temperature for twenty-two hours
ended at aeon today: Highest, 82. at
2 p.m, yesterday; lowest, 65, at 11:80
Full report on page 7.
New York Stock Market Closed Today
XT on n“n Entered as second-class matter
JNO. JO po«t office Washington. D C.
JAPANESE QUAKE TOLL EXCEEDS 200,000
BRITAIN WILL BACK
LEAGUE TO LIMIT IN
Lord Robert Cecil at Geneva,
Is Instructed to Support
CURZON LEAVES ENTIRE
MATTER TO THAT BODY
Borne and Athens Busy Proclaim
ing Their Stands to World
By (hf Associated Tress.
LONDO”, September 3. Great
Britain will go to the limit in sup
porting the covenant of the league of
, nations in the Greco-Italian Imbrog
lio. It was stated today in authori
tative quarters. Lord Robert Cecil
has been instructed at Geneva to sup
. port the covenant unreservedly, and
the British hopes are centered on his
ability and experience In league af
The British attitude, which has been
etrengthe.'.“d with the return of
Foreign Secretary Marquis Gurzon to
London, is to leave the entire ques
tion to the league until that body
finally disposes of it. Abstention
meanwhile by the individual mem
bers of the league from all semi
official expressions, suggestions and
recommendations as to what should
be done Is also favored.
Should the league fail to settle the
difficulty, it is held, it will then be
time for discussion of some other
form of action.
Reuters today says it understands
the Italian government has instruct
ed its representative on the league of
nations to abstain from further dis
cussions of the Greco-Italian dispute.
Premier Mussolini’s reported de
fiance of the authority of the league
of nations to attempt a settlement of
the Greco-Italian conflict is strongly
criticised by severaf London news
The Times says that for no con
sideration can the league permit Its
jurisdiction to be ihwarted in this
. case, adding that nowhere outside of
Italy is the premier’s action counte
"Might Is right in Europe again."
reads the caption over the article In
the Dally Express, which advocates
the complete withdrawal of Great
Britain from the turmoil of the con
The Dally Chronicle believes that
had the leagues Included the United
States there could be no question of
Italy flouting it.
The Daily News and the Morning
Post are confident that open war will
be avoided. The Dally Mail, a Mus
solini supporter, holds Greece en
tirely to blame.
The Daily Telegraph urges the
powers to Join together to prevent
LEAGUE ASSEMBLY OPENS.
Delegates Await Submission of
Italo-Qreek Crisis to Body.
By (lie Associated Press.
GENEVA, September 3. —The fourth
general assembly of the league of na
tions was opened here today. There
was no formal mention of the Greco-
Jtalian crisis, but the delegates in the
anterooms expressed themselves as
hopeful that a road would be found
leading to a solution of the conflict, so
far as the leagues relations to It were
The inaugural session was marked by
an impressive expression of sympathy to
Japan from the fifty-one nations rep
resented, who joined in a solemn reso
, Jution voicing the world's condolence
over the terrible disaster afflicting the
Viscount Ishii of Japan, acting presi
dent of the assembly, although greatly
affected by the news of the disaster in
his homeland, bravely carried on his
duties. A smile was on his face as he
eloquently referred in his address to the
achievements of the league and voiced
the conviction that it was destined
steadily to go forward to greater use
fulness in making the world a better
and happier place in which to live, in
preventing disputes and In striving for
permanent friendship between nations.
His smile was not spontaneous, how
ever, and now and then his clear voice
Women, including scores of Amerl- i
cans, formed the majority of the spec- i
tators in the galleries and joined
fervently in the applause following
Viscount Ishii's account of the league’s
stewardship and bis frequently voiced
convictions in the greatness of Its fu
Meanwhile, every one is awaiting
■word from Rome on Italy's attitude
concerning Greece’s submission of the
conflict to the league, and this is ex
pected to arrive tonight or tomorrow.
Fine weather markea the opening of
the assembly, and Geneva was In gala
garb for the occasion.
An Athens dispatch today said the
Italian government had served notice
on Greece that it would refuse to
recognize whatever decision the league
of nations made in the Greco-Italian
OUTBREAK AGAINST ITALY.
Greeks Stage Demonstration After
Services for Corfu Victims.
By the Aasoolsled Preaa.
ATHENS, September 3.—A violent
demonstration against Italy took place
today after solemn funeral services
had been held In the Catholic cathe
dral for the victims of the Corfu bom
Signor Montagna, tbs'ltalian minis
ter, on behalf of the Italian govern
snent yesterday afternoon Informed
Foreign Minister Alexandria that
Italy will refuse to recognize the de
cision of the league of nations in the
present controversy between Italy
■ The islands of Cephalonla and Sa
mos have been occupied by the Ital
ians, according to unconfirmed re
ports in circulation here.
Greece has addressed an energetic
. protest to the allies against the bom-
J bardment by the Italians of Corfu
1 and the resultant killing of refugees.
Reports that the Greek cabinet had
resigned are unfounded. Former Pre
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Recorded in Italy;
Location in Doubt
By the Associated Press.’
FLORENCE. Italy, September 3
(1:15 p.m.).—Seismic Instruments
here have recorded another strong
and distant earthquake.
It Is not yet possible to ascertain
the distance of the tremors, as the
record was made In a special form
on the instruments.
A dispatch received from Florence
last night said that the Instruments
of the Xltnenlan observatory there
were broken when the Japanese
earthquake was reported, so it Is
probable that the special form of
records mentioned In the above dis
patch from Florence refers to im
provised Instruments to replace those
out of use.
WHEN BOAT UPSETS
Son of Tobacco Manufac
turer Was Going to Yacht
With Party of Friends.
By the Associated Press.
GREENWICH. Conn., September 3
j Angler B. Duke, son of Benjamin
! Duke, tobacco manufacturer, was
drowned here today when a small
Mr. Duke, whose home was In New
York city, with two men and three
women, reached the Indian Harbor
Yacht Club float In an automobile
about 2 30 a.m„ to be taken in a row
boat to Mr. Duke’s yacht, the Althea,
which was anchored in the harbor.
The last to step into the boat upset
it, throwing the occupants into the
water. All but Duke succeeded in
climbing onto the float. He
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ANGIER B. DIKE.
struck his head on the boat as It
overturned, and did not rise. Identity
of the other members of the party
was not disclosed. „
MANAGED FATHER’S ESTATE.
NEW YORK, September 3. —Angler
B. Duke, who was drowned early to
day at Greenwich. Conn., was the son
of Benjamin N. Duke, and principal
heir to the Duke Tobacco Interests.
He was born December 8. 1884 at
Durham. N. C.. and wa« graduated
from Trinity College there in 1905.
A few weeks out of school, he be
came treasurer of the Durham and
Southern Railroad, continuing in this
post until 1908. when he came to New
York. He retired to care for his
father's Interest In 1911.
He was director of the Durham
and Southern Railroad; the Irwin
Cotton Mills, and the Fidelity Bank
He was prominent In New York
and Newport society and a member
of many leading clubs.
Duke’s marriage to Miss Cordelia
Biddle, daughter of Maj. and Mrs.
A. J. Drexel Biddle of Philadelphia,
was a notable social event In 1915.
Duke gave his seventeen-year-old
bride $150,000 In Jewels as a wedding
present. The romance terminated
two years ago when Mrs. Duke
divorced him. There are two children.
JAPAN RANKS SECOND
IN NUMBER OF QUAKES
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, September 3.—With a
total of 27,662 earthquakes recorded.
Japan Is second among the countries
of the world In which seismic shocks
Italy Is first with 27,672 to her
credit. Greece Is third, with 10,306.
In South America i*;ere are records
of 8,018 quakes of more or less serious
import. In Mexico there have been
The Pacific coast of the United
States has been rocked at various
times by 4,867 earthquakes, while
the Atlantic coast has felt 937 shocks.
Asia Minor has had 4,451 seismic
disturbances and Sicily, 4,331.
sm» of Kentucky Publisher Cables
Reassurances From Japan.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 3.
What was thought to be one of the
first cablegrams received from any
Americans from the earthquake
stricken area in Japan arrived at
the home of relatives of Bruce Halde
man here last night.
A message from Mr. Haldeman. his
wife and daughter said: “All well
and safe." It was dated Japan, but
It was said here that It was thought
the party was In Yokohama. Bruce
Haldeman is a relative of former
Gen. W. B. Haldeman, one time pub
lisher of the Louisville Coufier Jour
nal with the late Henry Wattersoa.
3hc Munim Sfetf.
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WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1923-THIRTY-TWO PAGES.
LABOR DAY 1923.
11. S. TAX RETURNS
District, Like Rest of Nation,
Below Last Year in
Although the government’s tax col
lections dropped off more than half
a billion during the fiscal year ended
June 30. 1923, according to g. prelim
inary statement of returns made pub
lic today. Commissioner Blair of In
ternal revenue pointed out that the
revenue act df 1981. although re
ducing the rates In force, had re
sulted In an actual Increase In the
revenue for the two periods for
which the collections were made
under the new law.
The net decrease for the year, re
sulted from the difference between
1922, when collections totaled $3,-
197.451,083, and 1923. when collections
The District of Columbia showed
a sharp decline, total revenue for
1923 being $10,815,546.97, as compared
with $17,854,688.16 for 1922.
Income Tax Drop.
For some reason as yet unaccounted
for, the District of Columbia reversed
Itself completely on a showing of
income and profits taxes. Whereas
last year the District was the only
one of all states and territories
showing an Increase in . payment of
Income and excess profits taxes, with
an increase of 31 per cent over 1921.
This year the District slid back to
a decrease of 26 per cent.
Income and profits taxes for the
District for the three years were as
follows: 1921. $8,054,914.26; 1922, $10,521,-
286.04; 1923, $7,783,800.53.
Commissioner Blair attributed the
decrease in revenue from income and
profits taxes for the first half of the
fiscal year 1923 principally "to the
depression of business in 1921 and
to some extent to changes in the
Decrease of Nation.
The nation-wide collections from
income and profits taxes in 1923 were
$1,689,177,409.38, as compared with
$2,086,918,464.85 In 1922.
In spite of this net decrease, how
ever. the commissioner points out
that the new tax legislation passed
by the Harding administration had
turned the tide of reduced returns
to an increase, as Indicated In the
two Installments of income tax for
1922, during which the new legisla
tion was in effect, and paid through
the government windows in March
and June of 1923.
Tax payments for March, 1923. the
commissioner points out, were $464,-
684,211.31, as compared with $396,-
898.430.75 for March. 1922. For June.
1923, he shows further, receipts were
$352,986,763.74, as compared with
$300,194,987.86 in June, 1922.
Coat of Collections.
It cost the government $1.40 to col
lect each SIOO of revenue In the last
fiscal year, while in the fiscal year
1922 the collection cost averaged
$1.07. Mr. Blair explained that the
government was compelled to expend
approximately as much last year to
make collections as it had In 1922, at
the same time obtaining less revenue.
Another factor contributing to the
increase, he added, was the expendi
ture by the Internal revenue bureau
of $18,000,000 last year in auditing
income tax returns of the year 1917
to 1921 inclusive.
Taxes on automobiles, trucks and
accessories last year made the largest
jump over the previous year of the
products of any taxed Industry. Ap
proximately $146,000,000 was derived
from that source as against $105,000,-
000 the year previous.
Tobacco Tax Increase.
Taxes on tobacco and tobacco prod
ucts increased from $270,759,000 to
$309,016,000. Throughout other Items
of miscellaneous taxes, however, de
creases predominated, although In
most instances the drop was small.
Now York, leading all states last
year in total taxes paid, contributed
revenue amounting to $664,796,116, or
almost one-fourth of the total for
all states. Pennsylvania was second,
with $247,120,690, and Illinois third,
with $215,955,931. Alaska remitted
the smallest amount. $162,404.
Only four states gnd the Philippine
Islands showed an increase in total
payments last year as compared with
the preceding twelve months. New
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Manuel C. Tellez, charge d’af
faires of the Mexican embassy
here, presented his credentials to
Acting Secretary of State Phillips,
thus finally restoring full inter
national relations between the two
governments. At the same time
George T. Summerlin, charge of
the American embassy In Mexico
City, presented hfs credentials to
the Mexican foreign office.
Steamer, Bound From Bath
to Boston, Has’Two Holes
Punched in Hull.
By the Aimorittpfl Prr*s.
BATH, Me., September 3.—Three
hundred passengers were taken In
boats from the stranded steamer City
of Rockland early today to Dix Island
and given shelter In cottages on the
island while awaiting the arrival of
another steamer to take them back
to Bath, where they planned to re
sume their journey to Boston by
The steamer had two holes punched
in her hull by a reef near the island
on which she struck.
The steamer, bound from Bath for
Boston with a passenger list made up
largely of persons who had been
spending a vacation in Maine, hit
the reef off the mouth of the Ken
nebec river during a heavy fog. It
was thought best as a matter of
precaution to remove the passengers.
COLD FORCES AMERICAN
TO QUIT CHANNEL SWIM
Walker Forced to Leave Water
When 3 1-2 Miles Off Dover
Coast—Perks Also Fails.
By the Associated Press.
DOVER. England, September 3.
Carbis Walker of Cleveland failed
today in his attempt to swim the
Walker was three and one-half
miles off the Dover coast at 2:43
p m., when he was forced to admit
that he had been beaten by the cold.
He said ho would not try again this
Frank Perks of Birmingham. Eng
land. who entered the water at ' 8
o’clock last night in an attempt to
swim the channel, was attacked by
a cramp today and gave up. In
eleven hours of swimming he had
covered eighteen- miles.
SHOCK FELT IN EGYPT.
Seismograph at' Cairo Records
By the Associated Press.
CAIRO, Egypt. September 3.—The
Heloilah seismograph registered a
violent earthquake beginning at 3:11
o’clock yesterday morning Greenwich
time. The intensity of the shock was
tremendous. It was one of the great
est ever recorded in Efypt, equaling
that of the.great Chilean convulsion.
Beginning In The Star Tomorrow
“The Yellow Trail”
By E. Manchester Boddy
Something entirely new in the line of fiction; a
story with a thrill in every line; an ideal yarn
for summer reading. The first installment appears
In Tomorrow’s Star
WHILE 110 BURNS
Building Where Officials Are
Meeting Collapses, But Ail
By Ml. Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 3.-
While flames roared and buildings
toppled In the heart of Tokio, the
leader* In statecraft were assembled
In the Naval Club to form a cabinet
to succeed that of the late Premier
Dispatches describing this were re
ceived early today by the Radio Cor
poration of America. The reports
said the Naval Club collapsed and
was destroyed by fire during the
meeting. No mention was made of
casualties there, but another wireless
message told of the formation of the
cabinet and gave the names of Us
CABINET PERSONNEL GIVEN.
Yamamoto Is Premier and Minister
of Foreign Affairs.
By the Associated Pres*.
OSAKA. September 3.—According
to the Osaka Asahl. the personel of
the new cabinet is as follows:
ITemlr and mlnlsterof foreign af
fairs. Count Gombel Yamamoto; min
ister of home affairs, Baron Shlmpel
Goto; minister of finance, Junnosuke
Inouye, governor of the Japan Bank;
minister of the navy Admiral Hyo
Takarabe; minister of war. Tanaka:
minister of education Keljiro Okano;
minister of agriculture and commerce.
Baron Kenjlro Den. governor of For
mosa: minister of communications, K1
Inuka, leader of the former nation
alist party; minister of railways, Ya
manouchi; minister of justice, Hlra
CUBAN IS ELECTED
HEAD OF LEAGUE
Defeats Swiss Delegate at Open
ing of Assembly, 24 to 19
By the Associated Press.
GENEVA, September 3.—Dr. Coste
de la Torrlento Peraza of Cuba was
today elected president of the as
sembly of the league of nations.
Dr. de la Torrlento received twen
ty-four votes and Dr. Giuseppe Mot
ta, former president of Switzerland,
received nineteen. Forty-five na
KILLED AT BULL FIGHT.
Spetcator Dies When Bull Tosses
Sword Into Crowd.
BAYONNE. France, September 3.
During a bull fight In the local ring
yesterday, Matador• Antonio Marques
was giving a third blow to the bull
when the animal abruptly raised Its
head and tossed the sword among
the spectators. The weapon struck
Carlos Aguirre, a wealthy Cuban. In
the heart. Aguirre was taken to a
hospital but died a few minutes after
FIRES STILL RAGE IN TOKIO
WITH 100,000 DEAD; NEW
SHOCKS ADD TO DISASTER
ENTIRE U. S. ASIATIC
FLEET OFFERED TO
Admiral Anderson Rushes
Destroyers to Yokohama
SHIPS PLACED TO RELAY
Navy Department’s First Official
News of Disaster Indicates
Great Life Loss.
Although still without detailed In
formation regarding the disaster in
Toklo and Yokohama, the American
government used every means at Its
disposal today to aid in the work
Admiral Anderson, commanding the
American fleet in Asiatic waters, re
ported that he had placed all his ships
at the service of the Japanese ad
miralty. for such use as it desired
to make of them. Several carrying
medical supplies already are on their
way to Yokohama and other nearby
Formulate Relief Plans.
Meantime the State Department,
still Ignorant whether Ambassador
Woods and the other American dip
lomatic representatives in Japan es
caped the disaster, formulated defi
nite relief plans of a national scope,
to be put into effect aa soon as con
ditions in the stricken section are
In the sooner to restore com
munication with Toklo. Admiral An
derson is establishing a relay of
American destroyers, whose wireless
will be utilized to pass along details
of the catastrophe. The destroyer
Eorl. which will reach Nagasaki to
morrow, will become a wireless sta
tion from which all available infor
mation will be sent forward to the
Convey Food and Medicine.
All of the destroyers are carrying
medical supplies and food. In a sec
ond message the fleet commander said
that reports reaching him indicated
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Silence of Embassy in Japan
Held to Bode Evil Rather
Great anxiety exists here for the
large American colony known to be
in the Japanese disaster area, com
posed of business men, tourists and
Reports so far fail to give any
adequate information concerning
their possible fate, nor was there
available In this city today any com
prehensive Information as to how
many American business houses have
representatives in both Toklo and
Yokohama, and the tourist travel has
always been of considerable volume,
with possibility that many travelers
might have been caught passing
State Department officials intimat
ed today it was Impossible to give
anY definite information as to the
extent of the disaster or the identity
or number of Americans who may
have been killed or Injured.
Fate of Embassy.
There is a small naval hospital at
Yokohama, which it is hoped escaped
damage. If so, it will be utilized In
helping to care for as many as can
be accommodated, it was said offi
So far as known the United States
embassy In Toklo was not affected, but
the absence of definite information was
considered rather to bode 111 than good.
Church circles here were deeply con
cerned over the safety of their mission
aries in the danger zone. No word had
been received by the church officials
here who could be reached, and there
was anxiety not only for the property
but the lives of the missions, particu
larly in Toklo and Yokohoma.
The custom of Americans In Japan
which takes them to nearby summer
resorts was taken In some quarters as
a possible hope, although solne of the
nearby resorts were also reported in the
Teacher In Toklo.
Among the Americans in Toklo
who are known in Washington is
Father Mark McNeal, Jesuit educa
tor, a graduate and later professor
at Georgetown University. At one
time he was professor of Latin and
Greek here. Father McNeal at pres
ent is teacher of English literature
in the University of Tokio.
Another American known in Wash
ington, who is understood to be in the
danger zone is the Rt. Rev. John Mc-
Klm, bishop of the Episcopal mls
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“From Press to Home
Within the Hour”
The Star’s carrier system covers
every city block and the regular edi*
tion is delivered to Washington homes
as fast as the papers are printed.
Yokohama Total Parallels Cap
ital’s, With Foreign Section
Particularly Hard Hit.
BODIES LIE ABOUT IN STREETS;
SURVIVORS LEFT WITHOUT FOOD
Anxiety Felt for Several Large Passenger
Ships, as No Word Comes—Tidal
Waves Sweep Coast—lsland Sinks.
By the Associated Pres.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 3.—The situation in Japan
resulting from one of the greatest disasters in history, as dis
closed by advices from all sources today, is as follows:
Estimated that at least 100,000 persons are dead. One re
port even gave that figure for Yokohoma’s dead alone.
Shocks, believed to be the “settling shocks” of the original
trembler, were recorded on American seismographs.
Tidal waves of great intensity followed the first shocks.
Communication with Japan continues virtually paralyzed.
Some matter is coming out by cable from southern Japanese
seaports, but most of the available information is emanating
from the Iwaki radio station, 155 miles north of Tokio. Internal
communication is demoralized.
Numerous structures of scenic or historic interest known to
tourists have been destroyed.
Relief Vessels Start.
Fears are entertained for numerous Americans in Japan or
on ships either in Yokohama harbor or near it. Nothing has
been heard from any of these ships, though several were large
passenger liners equipped with wireless.
British and American naval vessels have been ordered to
Japan to give any relief possible. Relief ships have been started
from other Japanese ports to Yokohama. All Japanese naval
vessels have been ordered to take up relief work. Asaka and
Kobe have jointly voted 300,000 yen for relief work.
Martial law has been declared in Tokio and Yokohama and
no one is allowed to enter Tokio unless he carries his own food
Numerous volcanoes are reported in eruption.
Tokio—Eight wards of the city’s fifteen virtually wiped out,
including business and financial district; much damage elsewhere
in city, water supply failed, fires caused explosion in government
arsenal, killing several thousand; estimated 200.000 houses burned
or shaken down. Food and water lacking for thousands of
Yokohama—Foreign sections and the business section wiped
out largely by fire, tens of thousands of guests, including many
foreigners, at resorts in mountains nearby. Estimated 1.400
houses burned. Officer of one steamer who' landed reported
bodies scattered everywhere.
Yokosuka—Tidal wave wrecked many
government vessels, much damage done
In town, which is of 70,000 population;
fire reported broken out, naval station
engulfed by tidal wave, naval buildings
and ships destroyed.
Nagoya—Population, 620,000, report
ed virtually destroyed.
Sasako —Six hundred reported per
ished In collapse of railway tunnel.
Osaka —Railroad for hundred miles
north torn up, many trains wrecked,
with many casualties.
Ito—More than 500 houses, washed
away by tidal wave.
Hakone—At this famous mountain
Soldiers Bomb Buildings to Halt Fire;
Starving People Seek Fish in Park Lake
By the Associated Press.
SHANGHAI, September 3.—With
the remnants of Tokio's stricken pop
ulation reported still escaping from
certain wards of the city, the fires
continued to rage in all sections at 1
o’clock this morning, according to
a telegram from the police of the
Osaka prefecture. Soldiers were de
stroying with bomba buildings in
the paths of the flames.
It is impossible »o estimate the
loss of life.
Prince, Yamashlna and Princess
Kaya, who were injured at Kama
kura, now are reported dead. Mar
quis Matsukata. one of the two mem
bers of the Genro. or elder states
men, advisers to the crown, is re
ported injured seriously.
Whole Wards Destroyed.
Os the wards in Toklo. Aoyama.
Akaska, a part of Ushigome and the
greater part of Azabu were destroyed
entirely. None of the other wards
is believed to have escaped.
Another earthquake at 1 o’clock
yesterday afternoon shook the Kanto
district, centering on Yokom ka. a
city of 70,000, situated twelve nauti
cal miles across the sea ahd to the
eouth of Yokohama. The telephone
exchange at Chojamachl was de
stroyed and forty operators killed.
An earth upheaval struck Kawa
gachi in the Toklo prefecture at 7
p.m. yesterday, destroying 500 houses
and damaging 1,500 more.
Thirty-nine warships, combined
tquardrone under the command of Vies
Saturday’s Net Circulation, 80434
Sunday’s Circulation, 92,903
resort it Is said to be easier to count
the living than dead. Foreigners fre
quented this district.
Kamakura—Aviator flying over re
ported could not see one house remain
Onishima—"Picture island” reported
Oshlma—Volcano emitting smoke.
Odawara—Swept by tidal wave.
The Empress of Australia was due to
clear Yokohama, according to previous
reports, twelve hours before the re
ported time of the first trembler.
The steel screw steamer Selma
City, owned by the United States Steel
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Admiral Takeshita. are being loaded
with foodstuffs at Osaka and Kobe.
They will sail for the scenes of
destruction as soon as possible.
FLYEB VISITS TOKIO.
Observations From High Up Beveal
By the Associated Press.
OSAKA. September 3.—Lieut. Ishida.
who flew over Toklo and the stricken
district In an airplane yesterday, has
reported to the commander of the
Nagoya division that the Imperial
Palace was only partially damaged.
Tokio itself is devastated with the
exception of Ushlgome ward, part of
Koishlgawa ward, practically the
whole of Yetsuya ward and the north
side of Asyamaderl.
Nearly all the concrete and brick
buildings collapsed. Fukagara ward
was flooded by the tidal wave.
The airman said It was difficult to
fly over the capital at a height suit
able for observation purposes be
ca«se of the intensity of the flames
and the suffocating smoke.
Hungry People Seek Fish.
The imperial palace has been
thrown open for refugees. Nothing
is known as to the safety of the for
eign diplomatic representatives and
there is no news concerning the many
The latest estimate of casualties In
Yokohama alone exceeds 100,000.
The terrible plight of the popula
tion in Tokio and Yokohama is
graphically depicted in various news
paper dispatches received here. So
acute has the food shortage become
In the capital that the hungry people
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