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Tokio, Jan. 14. The city of Kago
rhinia, on the mainland of Kiushiu,
was totajly destroyed by the eruption,
of Sakurashima volc&nQ,and' it is
feared that few of its 64,000 inhabi
The eruption of the volcano start
ed Sunday, after having been dorm
ant for 130 years. Enormous rocks,
white hot, were hurled twenty miles
or more into the interior and set fire
to the forests. Molten lava flowed in
the streets of the town. For a dis
tance of eight miles north of Kago
shima the railway lines were blocked
by volcano rocks and destroyed by
fire. Trainloads of refugees were cut
off and' had to flee on foot.
Many of the inhabitants of the
stricken island who escaped the lava
streams were burned to death in the
- The telegraph operator who sent
the last message out of the doomed
city said over the wire that he was
the only living person remaining in
te town, and because his message
was cut off in the midst of a sentence
it is presumed that he died at his
Hundreds of earthquake shocks
were felt throughout the island and
refugees were compelled to crawl on
their hands and feet because walk
ing was impossible. The mountain
seemed to split. A huge cloud of
black smoke belched up and then
burst into flames, while lava came
down, lighting everything until the
island was a mass of flame.
The disaster in Kagoshima bay is
the worst volcanic demonstration
since the French island of Martinique
was destroyed in 1902, with the loss
of 30,000 lives.
TELEGRAPHERS GET INCREASE
Cleveland, O., Jan. 14. General in
crease of 10 per cent, or $5 a month
in minimum salary, five cents an
hour increase in overtime rate and
fetter vacation arrangements were
by the Wheeling & Lake Erie, Wa-bash-Pittsburgh
Terminal and West
Side Belt Line Railroads by a board
Men in the service over a year re
ceive seven days' vacation with pay;
after two years or more, twelve days.
All employed a year or more1 will re
ceive an annual pass.
A SEASONABLE DITTY
By Jim Manee.
It's funny how the women folks
Will bundle up in furs;
'Way up around the shoulders
Is where this all occurs.
The way they're dressed they keep
That anyone would know.
And little do we realize
They shiver down below.
P. S. Let's lay the blame, on the
slit o.r tango skirt. Alright, it's laid.
MOYER TO REST UP BEFORE
Denver, Col., Jan. 14. Charles H.
Moyer, president of Western Federa
tion of Miners, will rest here a week
before going to Washington to work
for a congressional investigation of
the Calumet and- Colorado strikes.
"Victory is in sight in Michigan,"
he said, "and I have great hopes for
my brothers of . the United Mine
Workers in Colorado. Organized la
bor will never be defeated by such
methods as my shooting and deporta
tion or the imprisonment of 'Mother'
Washington, Jan. 14. That con
stitutional government no longer ex
ists in the Calumet strike region was
asserted in the senate by Ashurst,
who quoted Rep. McDonald of Michigan.
Fair today and probably Thurs'day;
rising temperature; moderate to brisk