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THE ROCK! ISITAND ARGVS, FRIDAY MARCH 2fr 1910.
WORST NOW PAST
Believed That Eruption of
Mount Aetna Has About
Spent Its Force. '
II l,:; .: THl-EQMBOM II
MUCH DAMAGE RESULTED
Streams of Lava Have Driven Out
Many People and Destroyed
Catania, March 25. There are signs
strengthening the hope the force of
the eruptions of Mount Etna is de
i creasing. After reaching the .valley
the lava flood widened and diminished
Grave Fein Entertained.
Catania, Sicily, March 25. Mount
j Etna, whose eruptions in the past
I have wrought great destruction, is
'again In a violent state of activity.
The pronounced movement within
'the crater which began Wednesday
evening, is steadily increasing in vol
ume and the gravest fears are enter
tained as the the results of the erup
tion continues in Its present violent
Story of Correspondent.
From Catania the correspondent mo
tored in the direction of the mountains.
rPassing the village of Mascalucla, 12
miles In a direct line from the crater,
:a thick curtain of smoke was encoun
tered which entirely concealed Etna.
iAt Nlcolosi, 10 miles from the crater,
the entire population was gathered In
the square to watch the volcano,
'which appeared as a black phantom
above. Now and then it wa3 illumin
ated with flashes of light appearing
almost red. Higher up the rain of cin
ders became thicker and extended like
a yell across the mountain. A deep
roaring was heard.
Imx Buries Peasants' Homes.
The lava flow has already reached
the vineyards above San Leo and Rin-
' azzo, seven miles from the crater, and
has buried a large number of peasant
bouses. It came in several streams
and united in one great mass about 20
feet high and 1,500 feet wide. Its
velocity is estimated at three to four
feet a minute.
This mighty wall of lava yesterday
was not more than five miles from Bol
passo and Nicoloei. The meteorologi
cal station on the mountainside has
been destroyed, and the village of Por
rello is In serious danger.
Populace Terror Stricken.
The populace is terror stricken and
flying from their homes. Earth shocks
have reached 50 in number, but there
is a continuous vibration and tremb
ling for many miles around. Every
where the villagers are carrying im
ages in processions and Imploring
mercy. Twelve new craters have
opened up. i
Help for the people in the devastated
region is being organized liere. A de
tnchreent of soldiers and a large num
ber of engineers and doctors have
Relief i Being; Organized.
Help for, the people in the devastated
region is being organized here. A de
tachment of soldiers and a large num
ber of engineers and doctors have
gone forward. The prefect of Catania,
returning from the scene last evening,
said: "I witnessed a spectacle of des
olation and ruin which only those
who saw the eruption of Vesuvius in
190G can imagine. The present erup
tion can be compared to no other."
Authorities issued orders that no one
Le permitted to go beyond Bellpasso;
and soldiers are stationed at various
points to see thai these orders are
obeyed. The village of Borello is sur
rounded by lava, and the Inhabitants
Profpsiior Rlcco Opinion.
Professor Ricco, director of the
Mount Etna observatory, said last
night: "The eruption is very grave.
I think it will become much more ser
ious. Lava covered five miles in 16
hours, and, If my calculations are
right, the eruption of the volcano will
not be short."
Many tourists, among whom Amer
icans are conspicuous, are pouring
into Catania to view the spectacle.
CLOTHES TAKE FIRE;
CHILD IS BURNED
Florence, 6-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W.. Ml Bushnell, 1206 Thirty-
sixth street, was seriously burned yes
terday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She
was playing near some burning grass
and her clothes became ignited and
before the blaze could be extinguished
her body and legs below the hips had
been scorched. Her condition is some
what improved today.
MANY COUNTRIES FAVORED
Taft Extends Minimum Rates to
Long List of Nations.
Washington, March 25. The presi
dent has ?:med proJav.eil as declar
. -ng that the following naa-.fd coun
tries are entitled to the minimum
rates of the Payne-Aldrlch tariff act:
The empire of China, Including all
its dependencies; Oman, Afghanistan,
Nepal, Bhutan. Johore, Luxemburg,
Montenegro, Monaco. Andorra, San
Marino, Liechtenstein, Haiti, the
Kwangtung territory, Weihaiwei, Ki
aochow, German possessions in Sa
moa, German New Guinea, including
the Marianne , islands; Marshall,
Brown and Providence islands; Straits
settlements, including Keeling Islands;
the Federated Malay states, Brunei
and Sarawak; Hong Kong and Kow
loon; Njasaland, Northern Nigeria
protectorate, Southern Nigeria protec
torate (Lagos), Gold Coast Colony, in
cluding Ashanti; the Colony and Pro-
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Fire Makes 2,000 Homeless.
Charlestown, W. Va., March 25.
With practically every home In the
prosperous mountain village of Mount
Hope wiped from the earth by a fire
which swept that place yesterday, at
least 2,000 persons rendered homeless
at night were ' sleeping in the commons.
AH the news an the time The Argus.
COOK STORY IS NOW DENIED
Washington Man Assert He -Did Not
Say Doctor Was 111.
New York, March 25. Captain B.
F. Osborn has received the following
telegram ' from Wllliim H. Axtell of
- "Story as published untrue and un
authorized. Letter follows."
Mr.' Axtell, according to a dispatch
(torn Belllngham. had said that Dr.
Frederick A. Cook and Mrs. Cook
would reach New York yesterday, and
that Dr. Cook was very Ul.
William L. Cook of Brooklyn, broth
er of Dr. Frederick A. Cook, said that
in his opinion Dr. Cook and Mrs. Cook
would not return to New York for
some time. "I have been expecting a
letter from him," Mr. Cook said, "but
as yet it has not arrived."
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