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VOL. LXIII., NO. 314.
NEW HAVEN, CONN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
110,000 Dead in Two Cities
Towns Devastated; Hun
dreds Go Insane.
. MESSINA A HUGE FURNACE
Survivors Suffering Cruelly
Spectacle Horrifying Peo
ple Uncontrollably Ex
cited Rulers Bring
P.. .mo. Pee. "0. The tinmen.-1! v of
th" disaster In southern Italy and Sic
lly can only be measured by tho fact
that It Is now estimated tb.it lio.aoo
I eop'e perished In Messina and Reg-
lo (tloiio. A fi ore of otln r towns have
been devastated acid thousand., of vlo
'tlms In these places must be added to
the roll. In the face of this awful to
tal, all inly stands appalled.
,or has the full death list yet hern
reached. Shiploads of fugitives ha . c
arrived at Naples and other ports and
the vast majority of these are sorely
Injured. Other thousands remain
near the ruins of their honies, or wan
der half starving, half-naked, over
the land. The forces that on Monday
overwhelmed cities also destroyed the
HKans of subsistence. Telegraphic
communication has been established
with Messina, the apparatus having
been Installed In a railway van. Mes
sages, which have come over the line,
though they have been meagre In de
tall show that there hope Is gnne. No.
thing remains of the city hut. a mass of
ruins'that have been swept by Are. A
mere handful of survivors are being
cared for by the rescuing forces but
their distress Is great, and It has been
Increased by the violent Icy wind that
followed the deluge of rain. Destitution
fls-everywhere and appalling. There Is
ifttiv'food and less water. Of Messl
na.'a 90,000 population, It Is believed
that fully 70,000 perished. Forty thous
and people died In Regglo.
Dispatches from Catania describe
iiirnnmn tt nypf-m inn iinn tt intKr ni
V candescent furnace. The fire spread
to the buildings that had not yet fall-
en, completing tbe work of dostrue-
tlon. The strait of Messina Is now
choked with corpses of men and ani
mals. At the present time there are
twelve warships at Messina, four Ital
ian, four British and four Russian, as
.well as a number of destroyers and
steamers, the latter belonging to the
Italian general navigation company.
The Injured are. being carried aboard
the steamers and will be reomved to
The relief work now Is well begun
but hundreds of persons are wander
ing about the ruins like madmen,
They are being given food and cloth
ing as fnst as It Is possible,
King and Queen Bring Aid.
King Victor Emmanuel and Queen
Elena, were In Messina to-day. The
king explored tbe ruins, regardless
of the danger to which he exposed
himself. He was often moved to tears
at the heartrending scenes he came
upon at every turn. The king was
loud In his praise nf tha splendid
work accomplished hy tbe Italian.
Russian and English bluejackets, who
saved many who otherwise would
have Inevitably perished. The queen
spent the day In the wards of Impro
vised hospitals visiting the wounded,
tunny of whom have lost all that, was
dear to them, Her majesty did her
best to cheer them with womanly
words of consolation, often breaking
Into gobs as she listener! to their
dreadful tales of suffering. The king
left for Regglo to-night.
I'opiiln tlon lincon t rolla bin.
C'at8nla, the largest city nearest to
the zone of the rllHBster, Is crowded
with refugees, and the continuous.
Streams of fugitives coming In, the
Bight of the wounded and repetition
of real or Imaginary earth shocks
have so alarmed the population that
they are becoming uncontrollable.
There Is no longer place there where
the refugees may find shelter. Car
.dlnal Frnneisoa. Nava dIRontlfe, arch
bishop of Catania, has employed all
the money In bis possession to provide
bread for the fugitives, but. the people
of Catania also are In great need,
as the ordinary business pursuits have
been entirely Interrupted,
Foreigners May lie Safe,
The government. Is finding difficulty
In ascertaining the fate nf the many
foreigners who were In the earth
quake zone at the time of the catas
trophe, Inquiries concerning whom are
coming from all quarters of the globe,
The commander of the battleship Ad
miral Makharoff, which arrived with
fugitives at. Naples to-day, confirms
the report of the death of the Ameri
can consul at Messina, Arthur 8.
Cheney, and his wife, who were hurled
In the ruins of the consulate. The
number of Americans In Sicily and
Southern Italy Is believed tn,he small
and several of them urr i-cpnrted tn
have jbeen staying at Tnnnnlna, which
Is onj the east coast ahoul thirty
miles southwest, of Medina. Accord'
lng toy the latest recoils this nhieo
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Allegation of Timber Trespass (iels
Injunction from Judge Wolfe.
A temporary Injunction was Issued
yesterday morning liy Jod.;e Wolfe
against Frederick W. Dlckerinan n
Hamdon. The Injunction was n.-ked
hy Attorney i Krwln Jacobs nil I'o
harlf of Lena Flngerle. The nll-s;iHn
Is that tho plaintiff koI.1 In Dli kernum,
tho right lo nil timber off a certain
section of land which belonged to her
Hiirl that be had cut wood on land oili
er Minn that specified and had not paid
for such timber. Tho Injunction re
strains the cutting of Umber on the
land complained of. The suit Is for
MARRIAGE AFTER ARREST
Italian, Clinrcod Willi Rape, Avoids
Trouble While on Pull.
After being arrested on a warrant
charging blm with rape lionicnlio
Bernardo, an Italian shoemaker, 2?, '
years nf age of fi Myrtle street, ob-
Inlncd bull Inst night and with the j
j charge pending;, was married to the i
girl named In the rotvpln In t . hen
Bernardo was arrested. It Is said, be
bad the marrhge license In bis pocket.
It Is likely In charge will h nulled
when called In court to-day. The girl
Is under 16 years of age. Bernardo
w na nrrested by Koble vim lor.
All Reports Confirm the Death,
of New Haven Physician '
and Ilia Wife at j
STEFS TO RECOVER BODIES
British ami Russian Worship Com
manders Hnth Report Loss nf
N'aples, Deo, 30. The commander of
the Russian battleship Makharoff,
which baa arrived here with refugees
from Messina, brings word that Arthur
S. Cheney, tho imerlcan consul at
Messina, and his wife, died under the
dehrls of the consulate,
Malta, Dec. SO A wlrelesa dispatch
received here this evening from the
Rritlsh cruiser Sutlej, at Messina, says
that Arthur S. Cheney, the American
consul at Messina and his wife lost
their Uvea In the destruction of the i
Rome, Dec. SO. The destruction of
niA i iViri e fi ii 1'i.iiMiiH ie a, .viessina hiki
the death of Consul Cheney and per-1
haps the death also of the former vice
consul, J. H. Pierce, together with the,
absence of W. H, Bishop, the American j
ronsul at Palermo, leaves the Cnlted I
Plates without a representative in Si'-I-j
ly at tbe present time. OfThials In 1
Rome are considering the possibility of
the administration at Washington or
dering one or more of the ships of the
battleship fleet now cruising around
the world, to proceed to Sicily In order
tn protect American Interests.
So far, all reports agree that there
were few. If any, (Americans In Mosfdna
at the time of the disaster with the ex
ception nf Consul Cheney and his wife.
Mr. Pelrce was an Englishman and for
many years the Pelrce family had lived
In that city. Several of the members
were killed but Miss Pelrce made nor
escape aa well as one of the male mom
'hers of the family, who may prove to
be the vice consul.
Washington, Dee. SO.- Ninety Ameri
cans In a Messina hotel that was de
stroyed and Italians and Americans co
operating In the quest for Information
regarding the mlcslng, are reported
upon In a cablegram to Ihe state de
partment today, received from Ambas
sador C.rlscom at Rome. The ambas
sador cabled that he has received no
word from the American consuls at
Messina and Palermo. He has asked
the foreign office for Information and
that office, he ndds, will use every ef
fort through army and navy officers
to obtain Immediate news. The Rrit
lsh consul at Messina Is reported In
jured and his wife and children dead.
The ambassador says It Is reported that,
HO Americans were In the Trlnacrla ho
tel at Messina, which Is said to be to
tally destroyed It Is itnown, however
that some of (lie quests escaped. The
foreign office reported that several for
eign nations are hurrying warships to
the scene tn offer assistance. The am
bassador has despatched consular offi
cers In the queRt for Information.
Rome, pee. SO. A mha ssador Grlscom
returned late this afternoon from tho
foreign office, where he went to make
It.qulrles regarding the Americans who
may have been In Calabria and Plclly
at the time nf the disaster. Tt is not
believed that there were any lAmerlrans
nt either Messina or Regglo when these
cities were demnllshd, with the ex
ception of course, of American Consul
Cheney and his wife. There may have
been some American tourists at Taor
mtnfl, but no easnaltles have been re.
ported from that place,
Washington, Dec, 30. A dispatch re
ceived at the state department today
from the American consul, Mr, (ale, at
Malta, ,conf!rni.i the reported death of
A S. Cheney, American coiimiiI, and hl
wife, at, Messina, The bodies, the dis
patch says, have nol, been recovered.
KARTHQT' A KK NFWS IN' ITAIHX.
The .Iniiriiiil-Courlcr Ibis morning
prints fur the Hist time In the hUloiy
of noMHpiijii'r work In New I la en a
column or more of news In Italian.
The mutter comprises a rllgoM nf the
news of the grout cnrlluinake dlwislcr.
The Kalian rmlilents nf this city num
ber about 80,01)0.
Scenes in Sicily
SCENE W. MESSINA V X IfHI:DRAl' L
A-x V CATANIA Ir fTfe-j -Vtll
f '"N r Aa;3E m:''
1 . w A m
1 CATHEDRAL ' r ' If fl fi!
SYRACUSE K J Jl
, s?1? mm nm
The rstlmated loss of life In the
earthquake and tidal wave In Sicily,
in curding to the first reports, was 20,
ooo. One half nf the ancient city of
Mi sslnn, which had a population of
00, 000, was destroyed. The magnifi
cent ca'hcilrnl built In the Norman
period and wlil'h bad wilhtooi (he
shock of many earthquakes and the el '"ih of rontendlng armies for ages ws s badly damaged. Its dnme was
wrecked. The great cathedral at fa'anla was also damaged, as were nearly all the historic edifices throughout
the island. At the cathedral In Cnt.a,la Archbishop Nava exhorted the people to be quiet, promising that the
relics of St. Agatha should be earrled around In procession. In ISRfi, when a fearful eruption of Mount Etna oc
curred, the relies of the saint were rrr,"'ed with diverting the fnw of lava from the town.
FOR PENSION RAISE
Police Name Committee of Nine
to Act for the Proposed
COMMITTEE FOR THE BALL
Siill-Coirinilttre Also liml
Printing and Music Work
Attended by over a hundred members
of the department, Including captains,
sergeants and detectives as well as pa
trolmen, tbe special meeting nf the po
lice department cnlle,) Sunday night
by Chief Cmvles tn consider plans fnr
the annual ball and a proposed change
In the law governing the pension fund
was held In executive session In the
chamber nf the hoard of aldermen In
city hall yesterday afternoon Chief
Cnwles presided at tbe meeting and In
trodueed the matters which were to be
considered. The proposition regarding
the pension, as slated In tbe Courier
yesterday, Is that the state legislature
be asked to Increase the limit to wbli h
Ihe fund can be raised without turning
money hack Into the county treisury
to $100,000 Instead of tbe M,0OO H")H
which has already been reached. It Is
believed that a legislative acl will be
necessary tn make the change, The
prnpnsltlnn met with the approval of
the meeting, It being stated that there
was no fight against It at all, and a
committee of nine was named In ap
pear hefnre the board of police com
missioners nt, Its next regular session
next Monday night and request per
mission as a committee to take such
action as may be necessary to procure
the amendment to the pension bill in
cluding, If neeesary trip as a com
mlttee tn Hartford to appear before
the legislature when th matter comes
This Is the committee which was
named on this tialter; Chief Cnwles,
Sergeant Philip T, Stnltl), Patrolman
John Cnnnan, representing the central
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
BATTLE WITH ROBBERS
oldalionilans Kept at, Ray fnr Two
Honrs While Rank Is l.noicd.
IMiiskogee, rk la., Dec. 30. -Five rob
hers dynamited tbe bank at Wellston,
Okla., east of here, today, and niter
exchanging many shots with the citi
zens, escaped with la.itftf). No one was
The robbers, heavily armed, rode Into
Wellshiii, after midnight. They eieeto'd
a, barbed wire barricade around tie
bank and while some members of the
gang went tn work on the hank safe,
others stood .guard. 'Die citizens were
soon up In arms and a lively exchange
of shots with the robbers followed, -pe
bandits, however, were well armed iind
protected and for two hours they kept
townspeople at bay while olheri of
them worked on the hank's vault,
When they had succeeded In gaining
the money it contained, the five rode
off. covering Ihelr departure wlyi a
constant and heavy lira,
and Map of Earthquake Section
Mesninn Strait Choked With Dead... 1
Cnmleird state Treasurer Dead..... 4
Italian .niliii.sadcr's Appeal t
Princess Keeps Children 7
l'lii:.ne:nt Sws and ytmtntlnn 14
Two H im Hatlle with Robbers I
J.'lll.lMlll.lHlll for All' VavlwotlrtM i
nnii.nno in (ijld shipped ....... '. ', i
Tariff llev Islon Done In Secret 1
S I A I F..
Geneial Htnte Vows 2
Ited Cross Issues Appeal 0
Inaugural Parade Plans V
Pr..lcvett Is Dead 1
Police Pension Fund liaise 1
Story of Quake tn Italian 1
State Klre Meads 1'nlte 2
Moving Picture Show Ordinance 7
Quake Fuml Grows 1
Plan fi r Vale Club Tiers 4
Roys Rescue from Hlver 1
Horliain Case Tielay 16
Realty Doings 9
sroit r pue a.
Risults at Emeryville.
New Yorker Itnwlrr Dolls 300 Seore.
Meeting of .l.-C. Tournament To-day
Results at Savannah.
Pemisy W ins W. 1,. Rice Cup.
Records for the Year In Field nt Sports.
I.oeals Win Eastern league.
General Sporting News.
Kaufman -Garry Fight.
BOYS RESCUED FROM RIVER
Kalian's Rnivery Saves Young I.arls
from Death After Skating
Struggling In 12 feet of water In the
Qnlnnlplae river near the Comargo
bridge yesterday afternoon two 14-year-old
Kalr Haven boys were rescued bv
Ihe gallant act of an Italian named
Hallllln Manglno nf 730 Middletnwn ave
nue who was eel spearing through the
Ice. The two boys were skating near
where the Italian was spearing through
the Ice. Suddenly the Ice snapped and
with a cry the two boys went Into the
deep ley water. Manglno, a, lad of hut
20 hastened carefully near the hole and
succeeded after difficult efforts In res.
onlng the two boys from death by the
aid of his ee spear handle and his own
When he had them nut of the water
he took them right tn his home In his
team which was near hy and gave
(em dry elnthlng to put on. He then
took them tn their homes. One nf the
boys, whose nnme Is Hlnch lives on
Dover street and the other, Orleb by
name lives at ItOi Grand avenue.
LAST DAY' FOR Tt'RKRCCLOSIS
ST AM PS.
The Red Cross Society which
lias been pushing the Anti-Tuber-miosis
stamps in this city, makes
a I1 1 in 1 appeal at, this lime fnr the
continued use nf the stamps hy thn
local merchants anil friends In
sending out; .lannnrj hills,
The original plan was tn sell thn
stamps until New Year's day for
use on New Year's hills and n'lfts.
There are still a few inure tn ho
bad In New Haven, although
everything Imllcutcs that all thn
New Haven society Mpccteil to
dispose nf, t flll.dlin, have been sold.
The Morning' Journal-Courier,
the, depart incut stores and thn
Woman's Fichangn still have
enough lo supply thn demand for
Thn stumps will not ho offered
for sale after Pi day.
DR. JEWETT IS DEAD
Prominent Physician Passed
Away Yesterday Afternoon
DEATH WAS NOT EXPECTED
Waa a Thirty-second Degree Mason
and Member of Many Other
The announcement of the death
yesterday afternoon of Dr. J. Waldo
Jer.ett came as a distinct shook to his
many friends In the city, as he was
nnt thought to be In a critical condi
tion until yesterday and even then his
condition was not considered danger
ous. The cause nf Dr. Jewett's death was
typhoid fever, with complications. Al
though he had not felt entirely well
since early In November, he was
really 111 until the first week In De
cember, when he had a high fever.
For this he treated himself fnr a few
days, and then called In Dr. Henry
Sage, who diagnosed the ailment as
typhoid fever. For the first time In
his life, Dr. Jewett then tnnk to his
bed on account nf Illness, on Decem
ber 12. The fever ran its course for
about twenty-one days and then left
him and he was thought to lie well
on the way tn recovery. He did not
Improve, however, during the last
three days, and to-day his heart gave
out. Stimulants were administered,
but were of no avail.
Dr. Jewett was born In New Haven
on March 30, S 5 4, and was thus In
his fifty-fifth year. His father was
Joseph B. Jewett, a. native of Connec
ticut, and his mother was Sarah Page
Cashing Jewett, and a native of Mas
sachusetts. Dr. Jewett received his
early education In the public schools
of. this city and then entered the
Sheffield Scientific school, preparatory
to the taking up nf the profession of
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
MOVE $225,500000 GOLD
Coin Carried 1.000 Miles from Mint to
Mint Without Loss.
Washington, Dec. 30. Moving
$22S,SOO,000 in gold coin a, distance nf
more than one thousand miles without,
accident or without loss of a dollar Is
tho font just successfully accomplish
ed by the treasury department of the
Pnlted States under the supervision of
the director of the mint.
Owing to ihe fact that all the prin
cipal vaults of the San Francisco mint,
had become filled with gold coin, and
the basement and other less secure
vaults of the mint had to be used tn
store this additional accumulation of
gold, It. was deeenvl desirable to move
this Amount to tho new modem vaults
nf the Denver mint, which are the
largest and most secure of any In tho
Cnited States. Secretary Cortelynu
therefore ordered Its transfer. The
movement of the coin was begun Aug
ust 15 and was completed December
NO WORD FROM BANKS
Judge Rays He's Not, Even Considered
Matter of n Roply,
Fairfield, Dec. SO. There will be no
statement from Judge Elmer S. .Ranks
regarding the charges made hy tha
ministers against him, and for which
they have waited for some time, In an
Interview to-night Judge Ranks said
that lie had ,not. even considered tbe
matter of replying tn bis critics and
forcibly declared I hat be should treat
tbe matter with silence.
One nf the prominent Congregation
al ministers of Fairfield county' said
to-night that be did not, expect any
answer to their latest statement.
FOX ARGUMENTS TO-DAY
Attorncis on Roth Sides Mnt FMIo
Their Rrlcfs This Aftrrnnnn.
The attorneys who represent the
different si Ion of the action brought
by George ,, Fox of thla city against
Governor-elect George I,. I.llley will
file their Hinumenta with the super
nr cnurt this afternnnn.
The attorneys for the defense are
Cnlntiel Luclen F. Burpee of Water
bury and the Ifnn. Stllen Judson of
Stratford., Those for the petitioners
are Matthew R. Reynolds of this city
and Henry K. Jessop of New York.
QUAKE FUND FOR ;
TWO DAYS IS $927
Generous Response to Appeal
of The Journal-Courier for
Aid for Earthquake
MAYOR TO MEET COMMITTEE
Will Confer With Representative Hal
inns This Morning Money for
Red Cross Aid Coming
from All Sides.
Remarkably generous response Is be
ing made to the appeal for contribu
tions to the Journal-Courier's Red
Cross fund fnr the aid of the Italian
earthquake sufferers. The people of
New Haven have Inst nnt a moment In
showing their substantial sympathy
and yesterday $3(11 was subscribed,
bringing the total received by thin, pa
per up to 10 o'clock last evening to
At half-past ten last evening Treas
nrer Samuel Hemingway, of the New
Haven division of the American Red
Cross, reported that he received' yea.
terday a total of $13(1. This makes the
whole amount received through this
paper and the Red Cross JM7, and It
will probably pass the thousand dollar
mark early this morning.
As announced In the Journal-Courier
yesterday, many of tho organizations
of the city are making plans for the as
slstance of the sufferers from the
earthquake. President Warren nf the
chamber of commerce stated on his re
turn from New York last nlht that
the chamber will not do anything as a
body Just yet, but will assist the Red
Cross Individually: later on they may
take sortie action toward appropriates
funds. Mr. Warren stated that If It Is
the general opinion of the citizens that
the chamber should organize this work
they will do so.
The Italian societies of the city have
already sent quite substantial sums to
Italy, and a house to house canvass of
the city Is being planned by Vlneenzlo
Nlcnlosl, president of the Trlnacrla so
ciety, as the Red Cross solicits funds
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Washington, Dec, 30 General forecast
for Thursday and Friday:
For New Rngland: Rain or gnnw and
colder Thursday; Friday fair, and de
cidedly colder; fresh to strong south
west winds, shifting to northwest.
Kor FMstern New York: Decidedly
colder and fair Thursday and Friday,
except snow In nnrth portion Thurs
day; frr.sh to strong west winds.
Observations at United Slates weath
er bureau stations, taken st S p. m. yes
terday, seventy-fifth meridian time.
Tern. Dir. Vel. Pre. Weath.
Albany 31 SK 12 08 RaJn
Atlanta fii N 8 46 Cloudy
Bismarck.... 12 NV 22 0.1 Clear
Boston 42 SF, IS T. Rain
Chicago 24 W 3d 00 Clear
Cincinnati.... 48 W 14 02 Clear
Cleveland.... 44 8W IS 02 Clear
Denver IS NR a 00 Cloudy
Detroit 34 V 30 00 Clear
Hartford 32 N 4 14 Rain
Ha.tt.eras 62 8 12 24 Rain
Jacksonville.. 62 NB 4 T. Cloudy
Nantucket.... 44 SE 28 00 Cloudy
N.Orleans.... 64 NW 6 T. Clear
New York.... 4S 8V .10 08 Rain
NorTolk rm SU 6 T. Cloudy
Omaha 20 NW 18 00 Clear
Pittsburg 4S SW 6 Ifl Pt.Cldy
Porl'and. Me.. 38 SK 18 10 Rain
Providence... 42 SB 13 06 Rain
St. Louis 38 NW 16 00 Clear
St. Paul 6 NW 34 02 Snow
Washington.. 42 8 10 Rain
LOCAL WKATHKR RRPORT.
New Haven, Dec. 30, 1908.
Temperature 29 48
Wind direction NF, SW
Wind velocity 11 8
Precipitation 0 , 30
Weather Cloudy Rain
Minimum temperature.. 28
Maximum tempera I ure. 47
Minimum lout year.... 34
Maximum last year. .. . S3
b. M. TARR, Local Forecaster,
U. S, Weather Bureau,
Sun Rises 7:18
Sun Sets 4
High Water 5:68
ITALIA IN LOTTO
Messina e Reggio Soltanto
Contano 110,000 Morti
Nell 'orrendo Di-sastro.
IL RE E LA REGINA SUL P08T0
Vlttorio Emanneln HI Fsplora le lnln
Non Cura 11 Perlcolo Da Proya (11
Gran Ciiore a Ralph n (II Vero
Rentlmenlo Oenrroso Per
11 8uo Popolo Sven
turato. Roma, Dee. SO. -Oil ttltiml dlspacoj
da Catania dlconn che vl furono altre
senssa di terremnto la sera dl martedl,
che procurarnno moito panlco.
Una grande senssa fu senttta lerl
sera a Palermo e fit un grande panlco
per la popolazlone che correva In
massa nelle grandl plazze.
II Mlnistero della Marina ha stlmato
le vlttlme dl Calabria e Ricllia ad oltr
Slracusa, Dee. 80. I,e vlolentl sens.
se del terremnto costrtnsero gu am-
tantl a fngglre per le campagna.
vescovo al e mnstrato al pubbllco
cnragglo e fermezza, Invltando
alia calma e alia rnssegnar.lone.
Due violent! srnsse dl terremnto
rnnn sentlte lerl sera nella isola
t'stlca, a 40 mlglla dalla Costa No
della Sclcllla. Oil abltantl dell', laol
passaronn la nntte nel camp!, plenl
Malta, Dec, 30--Un dlspacclo rlcev
dall' incroclatnre Prlttanlco Sutl
a Messina, dice che Arthur 8. Chen
Console Americano In Messina, un
tqmentn alia moglle sono rlmaatl vltt
me nel dlsastro della cltta. s
Mnnteleone (Calabria) Deo. 80.
maremoxtohaportato l'acquaa80 pled
sttl llvello del mare, e qulnfll 1 abl
tazlon! In vlclnanza dell' acqua furon-
divelte dalle fnndamenta e trasportat
a mare. La scena fu terrorliante.
Catania, Dec. 30. II Re Vlttorlo
Emanuele III e la Reglna Elena
glunsero questa mattina a Measlnjt
abordo del vapnre Vlttorlo Emanuele.
Appena sharcatl st anno re eat I nel
puntl plu flagellatl della cltta.
Nnn snnens. Is nnna1alnna uhm!
dell arrlvo del Reall, la folia II asslepo
plangcndo e chledendo pleta e son
corsl. La eommozlone del Ra fu lnv
mensa e la Reglna plangeva.
Moltl terrlblll eplsodt furrmo , rac-
contatl al Reall. Scene pletose e ter-
rlflcantl da tnoridire le anlme plu
dure ed Insenslblll.
Oil anlmosl che si sono dati al
salvatagglo, fanno sforst Inaudltl per
ealmare gll anlml eccltatl e dl super
stlzione: Uomlnl e donne In preda alia
dtsperazlone non si lasclano av
vieinar e temonn pegglorl mall, -'
restando avvlnMcchlat! fra loro
addnssatl al murl eercando le mlgllorl
poslxlnnt per salvarsl.
II Re In breve tempo si rese edotts
dl tutto. Prontamente formo squadra
dl salvatorl personalmente estrase
moltl perlcolantl da aotto le mine.
La Rnglna Elena appena rlmesM
dalla prima emozione, segut l'esempla
del Reale Consorte. Essa dedlco tutt
la sua attenzlnne speelalmente al plceo
Essa, cnlle propria manl aalvo tig
Bambino dl circa tre annt, 11 quale eon
molts ferite, sotto un maaso dt legnaraa
trovavasl In fin dl vita. Lo porto essa
stessa al dock, ove lo consegno ad u'
Al dock vl erano diverse Barchi
mandatevl espretament per rlceven
effettl trasportatl dal grossl Basttmentl
sul quail e stato Implantato In ognuna
tin ospedale temporaneo.
VI sono 10,000 snldatl espreseamenti
per fare la guardla al mortl. fll e sapuh
to oggl che II generals Colli ha perdu.
to la vita a Messina.
Roma, Dee. 80 ;I dettagll ultlml
del dlsastro chs si lamenta oggl
dicono che forma 11 plu grande e ter
ribile cataclisma del mondo. B uni
storla d' errors,
II terremoto dl martedl mattlm
forma una dlstruzione tale che menu
umana non puo st.imare.
Tutta Italia e In lutto, le descrlzlnnl
che si fanno sono terrlflcanti che no
si rammentano a memorla d' uomo.
Non si sono ancora press misurt
sufflclentl a riparare, ne a lenlre gl
effettl della lmmane catastrofe.
Roma, Die. 30. L'lmmenslta del
dlsastro nel sttd d' Italia puo esserj
soltanto In plccol modo enumeraU
dlc.endo che flnnra I morti ascendoni
a 110,000 soltanto fra Regglo e Mes
sina. An che moltl altrl paesl aono statl
devastatl e migllala dl vlttlme sow
ancora do porsl a ruolo. Tutta Italii
fa appello, anslosa di minutl partlco
(Continue, In 5a Paglna.)