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THE WEEKLY HERALD DECEMBER 31, !g08
um OF SICILY
ALSO SCENE OF
,ss Lost, Property
Rushes on One City-Shipping Overwhelmed
-Praying People Fill Streets
Rom, I)rc. 28. Southern Italy
mt visited by a serious mid futitl
-rthqaako this morning.
The center of dlsturlmiico wni In
Y'lly a" 1,ie greatest loss of life
rJ property was on tlmt islund.
tcpoit lire, yet incomplete, but
)le everywhere were thrown '"to
it Cntanla, a SieJIian town of 30,-
I people, a number of house were
cn down and Inhabitants fled to
fast crowds gathered I" park and
(t Mlneo, a small town southwest
('ntiinlii, several bouses col
lined and thf eno of panic was
M CuntunU the docks and shore
tmi were overwhelmed by a tidal
wtc. Much damage was done to
I kipping, but details are lacking,
j Vl Agostu two houses were demol
i isi;l, but no lives lost. Prisoners
intlie local Jail niad their escape
ad dashed through pruylng crowds
oi the streets.
Troops were called out to restore
I Mie latest reports from Calabria
fiy three me dead and sixty injured
i.ve beiu reported and removed
ii' . the I'Lifns nf St. Anconl.
. wutl were Injured ut Sanfrio,
'i'nyi's are engage! everywhere In
(lu work of rescue,
C; (:ti:In, Ilee, 28. A tidal wave
Mvpt Into this port today ns the re
mit oi an earthquake.
People on the wuter front were
I brown into indescribable condition
The approach of the water was
srrn and sharp cries of warning
ranu; out. i
llicu the people fled from the
doiks and water front.
Wherever sailors could get ashore
vessels of all kinds were abandoned.
The water came and sent confusion
and damage In Its wake.
It is not known how many lives
A number of fishing boats were
nwamped and three steamers in port
more or less damaged.
The Austrian steamer Hilda two
was nearly overwhelmed. Merchan
dise on the docks was washed away.
, Reports from Palermo say the
hocks lasted fifty-two seconds.
Perfectly pure, unquestionably whole
some. A pure food factor ante-dating
all pure food laws. Indispensable for
raising finest cake, biscuit and pastry.
No Alum. No Lime Phosphates
Be on guard against alum in your food. Prof.
Johnson of Yale College says he "regards the
introduction of alum into baking powders as
roost dangerous to health."
Read the label. Buy only where
Cream of Tartar is named
Destroyed and Tidal Wave
Telegraph and telephone systems
were put out of business and rail
road communication was Interrupted
but the submarine cables from Pa
lermo aro still working.
liome, Dec. 2S. Several violent
earthquake uhoeks were felt at Cala
bria about 9:30 this morning. S'
rious damage Id said to have reFuIted
Hiid some casualties are reported at
Mlleto, Ooiiadl and Stefunconl. Tho
shock was especially Hovero ut Std
fanconl, but Sangrcgorl, San Glor
gou and Majaruta also suffered.
London, Dec. 28. A dispatch re
ceived hero today from Catania, Si
cily, sTrys the Swedish steamer Astla,
Austrian steamer DudaU'o and the
Italian steamer Orseolo, were dam
aged today by an earthquake and
tho consequent tidal disturbance at
that port. Extent of Injuries to the
vessel Is not given.
TO LOCATE IN
DEMONSTRATION" THAT WILL IX.
TKREST EVERY PERSON" TO
TAKE PLACE TOMORROW.
A new manufacturing firm Is seek
A plow that will turn from fifty
to sixty acres of land in a single day
Is tho one that will be used In a
demonstration between tho Amurlllo
and the Southern hotels beginning
at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Tho public Is cordially Invited to be
present at tho demonstration. It
will Interest everyone.
Of course the man Interested In
the breaking of land and Its Incident
farming by machinery will bo chief
ly in interest. But to every citizen
there Is a novelty that will find an
explanation and instruction. Every
citizen of Amarlllo is urged to be
present and see otie of the wonders
of modern Ingenuity, and learn of
Its possibilities when adapted to the
use of this one of the newest and
greatest sections of the world.
This demonstration is In charge
C. Davis Is vlslllng In Clovls.
Engineer Fred Stearns U down on
his ranch near Sun Antonio.
All locals wero an'iuied out of
Amarlllo, Christmas, on nil linos.
W. II. nurdlck Is laying off tho
Plalnvlew a few days mid Conductor
Goold 1h on bin run.
Conductor .1. A. Reedy Is renlng
for 30 days an,j has gouo to Kurt
Worth to visit his family,
nrakeinan J- L. Morrow nnd
"Ikey" Wlrthelm have been assigned
to the Clovls-ltoswi 11 locul.
Conductor linker Is (spending the
hollduys In Amarlllo' with Harry Gos
liu protecting his local run,
Nob. 27 and 2V the Plalnvlew pas
senger, and vacancies on t lies Canadian-Woodward
locals aro advertised lor brako
men. Another largo conslgnnient of new
freight cars for the l.Kernatloual &
Great Northern urrived today, so far
some 250 of the 500 cars ordered
having been turned out. About 30
cars are being turned out dally at
Active preparations are In pro
gress toward putting In the steam
shovel to get out ballast for use
between Canyon ana Clovls. Jtond
niaster .lohn Henry Stenson Is In
active charge and will be ready when
the shovel returns from tho Albu
The Gulf, Texas & Western has
planned to extend to TexU'o or Ros
well, X. M.. thus putting Fort Worth
Jobbers in clo.se touch .by a direct
line to one of the fines,, trade ter
ritories of all western Texas. It
will traverse practically tho same
territory surveyed over by the old
nut Worth &. Albuquerque railroad.
The usual preliminary surveys have
been made from Jncksboro to Benja
min and all but eight or ten miles
finally and permanently located. A
force of men Is now working on the
right of way near Jacksboro and
preparing for cross-sectioning. The
building of this railroad and the
large crops already harvested In this
of K. A. Gerllng, manager of the
Moultnomah Mechanical Manufaetur
Ing company and is truly one of the
most marvelous of recent Inventions
As has been said before the engine
pulls plows breaking from fifty to
sixty acres of land per day and at a
cost not to exceed twenty-five cents
per acre for fuel. The englno Is
about thirty-five horse power and
carries a sufficient supply pf fuel
for a run of twelve hours, and is so
constructed that it is but a matter
of seconds to place In opcraUon.
Steering gear is so simple and per
feet that the masslvt machine may
be turned upon as little ground us
an ordinary spring wagon, and is op
erated at 2 speeds, one low and one
high, the change being mado with
no loss of lime.
It may be interesting to noto at
this time that the manufacture of
this wonderful machinery may bo
carried on In Amarlllo in the future.
This would mean much to the city,
of Amarlllo as the company expects
to do almost a half million llars
(business tho first year of Its es.
tablishment. This equipment may
well be expected to revolutionize
farming It opens up that newer and
better way of farming, and .comes at
a time when the Panhandle Is un
dergoing its transformation from a
grazing to an agricultural country,
Many thousands of dollars will be
saved to the Tanhandle by the loca
tion of this factory In Amarlllo.
The company proposes to operate
a grey iron foundry and a machine
shop in connection with Its plant In
the event of locating here. The plant
will bo modern and from a rather
modest beginning it is the aim of
the promoters to have at a no dis
tant date after establishment, three
or four hundred men In its service.
Machinery is now being shipped
into this country for the farming of
Panhandle lands that should and may
be manufactured In Amarlllo. This
company proposes to turn out much
of such machinery, all 6f which will
be explained by Mr. Gerllng tomor
row afternoon at the demonstration.
No one interested In the welfare of
the Panhandle and Amarlllo should
fall to see the demonstration
At the reqtifst of the Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe Railroad company,
tho Interstate commerce commission
has agreed to grant a reheurlng of
th0 cas0 In which that body ruled
nualnst the railroad's right to trans
port free of charge supplies to ho
tels', along Its lines with which It
had contracts. When the htuirliig
ill be begun 1" Mot Stated.
The ruling, If adopted, H Is snld
would make It Impossible to main
tain tiior. than ten hotels which have
been established between Chicago
and the Pacific coast with a view of
taking carp of transcontinental trav
elers on th( Santa Fo route, Tho
railroad rompuny explained that It
v.118 found Impracticable to carry din
ers clear across the continent and
had provided the hotels for the con
venience of the public Many of
the hotels are located In sections
which are practically deserts and con
sequently the supplies havo to be
carried long distances.
Because Port Worth has ntadn no
effort to retain tho national head
quarters of the American Brother
hood of Railway Trackmen, located
temporarily In thP Dundee building,
the officers are seriously consider
ing the propositions of Llttlo Roik,
Ark., and other towns which have
made flaiterlns proposals. This city
Is naturally preferred hy the organ
ization because of Its excellent rail
way facilities, but theso facilities do
not compensate for tho advantages
which other cities are offering and
the men who build the track are
thinking of "hitting the road" for
It Is their opinion that tho board
of trado and the enterprising citi
zens of Fort Worth do not realize
the' significance of this newest of
railway organizations. They point
out that they represent 350,000
workmen in all parts of tho United
States, their national headquarters,
having been , in existence only six
months, employs twelve men, ten of
whom have families and the forces
hero will grow as th0 local lodges
aro bound to Jucrease. Tho next
convention ilanL,JJ..oonipancd Pf 2
000 delegates, will meet la tho home
city of the headquarters, whatever
that may be. There are two lodges
in Fort Worth, their respective mem
berships being. C and 42.
Although the meeting of Rock Isl
land superintendents her0 this week
did nothing toward the inauguration
of additional train service on the
Amarlllo division of the road, It fs
stated that the putting on of an ad
ditional daily train la still a proba
bility. The distance from Amarlllo
Is such over the Rock Island east
that a fast train from there to St.
Louis over th0 Frisco could bcttt a11
present schedules over other lines
into St. Louis by many hours and
could make connections with fast
eastern trains which are not now
possible. Arrangements of the same
kind could b0 made to give train ser
vlco to Kansas City which would
compete with tho Santa Fo, and con
nections at El Reno could probably
be arranged so that the Rock Island
from Fort Worth to Amarlllo and
Panhandle points would competo In
time with the Denver. Such ar
rangements, however, are not likely
now to be attempted before spring.
Equalization of.wages Is the move
ment in which every railway mail
cierk in tho United States is enlist
ed, and tho recent banquet at the
Albany hotel was a part of this na
Railway mall clerks are classed
and the pay varies according to tho
class, and it frequently happens that
one rnun la the same class is out on
the road only one day or one night,
and another Is out two or three days
and nights. Naturally the expenses
of the first are less than of tho
Beeond. What the clerks are seek
ing Is a payment of their expenses
when on the road.
Tho clerk Is a low paid expert
These facts were brought out at the
Albany banquet by George II. Fair,
president of tho Seventh division of
mail clerks, living In Topeka, Kan.,
the division Including Denver.
"During the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1908," wild Fair, "out of
29,000,000,000 separation . made of
letters and papers there were but 1.
950,000 errors." .
He outlined the classification of
the men In th0 service, stating that
for the responsibility assumed and
for the number of men under the di-
section of th country,
tihunduiit prosperity (or
vision superintendent and chief clerk
they wci'u the poorest puld men In
the go eminent service, not except
ing the ralUay postul clerks.
"Where a few years ago a chief
clerk had but twenty or thirty men
In his charge, ho now has up to 250,"
said Fair. "When a clerk receives
a regular run, Class 2, learns the
distribution and Is a full-fledged pos
tal clerk, then his troubles begin.
Ho niuy possibly bo ssslgned to n
run where In time bo will receive
f l.'iOO per annum, but ho stands a
much better chance of being assign
ed to a side run, tho highest compen
sation he can expect to receive being
11,100 per annum,"
Fair defined the conditions un
d?r which clerks labor and the dan
gers, and snld that during tho fiscal
year ending June 30, 190S, out of
the 14,000 clerks assigned to road
duty six were killed, , fourtoen ser
iously Injured and I'i'i ullghtly In
jured. "The highest paid wage," said
Fair, "is $ 1,000 per annum, and only
240 ar0 drawing that sulury; 10,188,
or two-tlilrds of the number of clerks
In the service, receive less than th
iol); 1,290 draw $1,500; 4,000 at
$1,300, and some few men receive
$000. In 1881 the R. M. S. Lad
practically the same organization as
now, with the exception of the gen
era! tncreasu allowed us two years
ago of $100, a raise of 9 per cent.
In that period government statistics
chow that th0 cost of living has In
creased 33 per cent and the salaries
of congressmen have been Increased
DO per cent and last year congress
Increased the salary of army officers
$500 per annum."
Fair stated that for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 190S, the deficiency
in tne poHiotuce department was
$17,000,000. Tho postoffico depart
ment bandies all the free and frank'
ed matter fro tho various depart
ments of the government, and con
gross, as well as some state institu
Hons, without deriving any benefit
therefrom. The amount of postage
on matter so handled would smount
to $7,000,000 per annum, and causes
Increased expense for carrlago and
clerk hire, and helps create the de
ficiency complained of. . It costs
$35,000,000 to operate the rural free
delivery to 3,000,000 rural families,
which service brings in 'but $7,000.
000 revenue, making 1 cent received
for each 5 cents expended, and this
deficiency is chargeable to the de
partment and tho railway mall ser
vice suffers. Eighty per cent of tho
bulk of all mail of the country the
Becona-ciass manors pays, nut 4 per
cent of the revenue, less than 23 per
cent of what It costs for distribution.
In a letter addressed recently to
Clifford' L. Jackson of Muskogee,
general attorney for tb0 Missouri,
Kansas & Texas Railway company In
Oklahoma, Attorney General" West
states that there Is considerable
doubt as to the constitutionality of
the Jim Crow law passed by the first
legislature. The letter Is in reply
to an Inquiry, from Mr. Jackson re
garding the suit that has ibeen In
stituted by the county attorney of
Craig county to compel the Install
ing of separate waiting rooms.
Ennis, Dee. 26. Tom Eason and
Miss Klla Carter or Garrett were
Marshall, Dec. 26. Last evening
at the First Baptist church In this
city R. II. Bunnell of Waco and Miss
Annie Elam were married, Rev. Rob
ert D. Wilson officiating. Mr. Bun
nell is in the auditor's office of the
Houston & Texas Central railroad
Denlson, Dec, 23. Miss Alice Wil
lis and C. L. Wells were married
yesterday afternoon at tho hom0 of
the bride, Rev. Robert Drennon of
tho South Side Christian church of
ficiating. They ar0 at home at 1118
West Woodward street.
Denton, Dec, 25. Tho union of
two of the oldest and most prominent
families of the county occurred the
last week In the marriage of Ed
Forester, oldest son of L. S. Forester,
and Miss Bess Johnson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Johnson.
Denlson, Dec. 25. Miss Stella
Craig and Rev. Walter Nash were
married at 8 o'clock last evening at
tho home of the-bride's mother, 103
West Texas street, Rev. G- M. Jef
fry officiating. There were about
fifty guests from out of town. The
bride is the only daughter of Mrs.
Mary Craig. The groom h a Meth
odist minister of Cincinnati, Ohio,
and was at one time pastor of Grace
Methodist church In Denlson.
Denlson, Dec. 25. Miss Lulu
Weaver and E, A. Littlo were mar
ried yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Weaver, 224
East Morgan street. Rev. L. L.
Nagle, pastor of Trinity M. E. churcli,
WRITES HE WILL
Special to Dally Paohandlo.
Pallas, Dec. 2S. Tho Dallas
Commercial club today received a
personal letter from President-elect
Taft saying that he will visit Texas
and Dallus after adjournment of the
next congress following his Inaugu
ration. IT'S A I'RIMK
to neglect your heart h. The worst
neglect that you can b0 guilty of Is
to allow constipation, biliousness or
any liver or bowel troublo to -con-tlnuo.
It is poisoning your entire
system and may lead to a serious
chronic disease. Take Ballard's
Herblne and get absolutely well. Tho
sure cure for any nd all troubles
of the stomach, liver and bowels.
Sold by L. O. Thompson & Co.
officiated. They -will mako their
homo at Stephen vllle. Tho groom
waB formerly of Denlson, but Is now
a traveling salesman with headquar
ters at Stephen vllle.
Granger, Dec. 23. Jesse Harris
of Temple, and Miss Alice Lamb of
Granger, were married at tho home
of the bride today. Rev. N. E. Gard
ner of the Methodist church officiat
ing. The bridal party left on the
northbound "Katy" for a visit to
Red Oak, Ellis County, Dec. 23.
Married at tho home of th0 brldo's
parents this morning nt, ! o'clock,
Miss Ethel Andrews to Lee Dynum,
Rev. C. E. Llndsey officiating
Granger, Williamson County, Dec.
23. Llnnlo, the 4-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs, Charles McFcely of
Whitney, died here last night after
a few hours' sickness 'Which was
brought on from entlng fresh meat.
Mrs. McFeely was hero to spend
Christmas with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Jackson.
Granger, Williamson County, Dec.
23. S. A. Scott, who died at the
tiomo of his son-in-law, Judso W.
M. Key, at Austin, this morning, was
83 years old, and had lived at his
home place near Granger for moro
than CO years. 1I0 was a brother-in-law
of Captain J. W. Posey of this
place and has a large circle of friends
throughout Williamson county,
HillBboro, Dec. 22. Lee Rushing,
who had been a resident of Hillsboro
nearly a quarter of a century, died
at his residence here Saturday morn
ing, aged 75 years ft months rind
27 days. His death resulted from
an attack of paralysis received about
eighteen months ago. The remains
were shipped over the Katy to Pres-
cott, Ark., for Interment;- accompan
ied by his son, Randolph Rushing, of
Murfreesboro, Tenn. Deceased was
a native of Tennessee.
Corslcana, Dec. 23. Mrs. Izora
Pollow, aged 71 years, died near
Kerens, Navarro county, December
Corsicanna, Dec. 23. Tom Harris,
a well known young man of the Cryer
Creek community, near hero, fell
dead at his home.
Waqo, Dec. 23. Ralph Connally,
a young traveling man, son of Dr.
Connally of Tyler, died yesterday c
pneumonia. The remnlns were sen
to Tyler for Interment.
Clarksvlllo, Dec. 26. After a brief
Illness, S. T. Pocker, a prominent
merchant of this city, died "this morn
ing. The cause of his death is said
to have been acute Indigestion. A
wife and little sn survive.
Denlson, Dee. 26. Mrs. Lizzie
Milam, aged 27 years, who came hero
from Cook0 county, to spend Christ
mas with her sister, 1217 South
Rusk avenue, died at 6:30 p. in.
yesterday from black jaundice. She
had been 111 a') out two week. The
funeral was held tills morning at
11 o'clock. Rev. (1. M. Jeffrey of the
First Methodist church Held the ser
vice. ThP body was burled in Bloom
Grocsbeck, Der. 25. Mrs. Sallie
Foster, widow of th? late S. J. Fos
ter, died In Tcague at the residence
of her daughter, Mrs. C. E, Proctor,
Tuesday nlglit, December 22, at an
advanced age. The remains were
brought here, where funeral services
were conducted at thP Methodist
church by Rev. J. W. Head, and bu
rial made In Faulk nberry cemetery.
Mrs. Foster hrs been In failing health
for several years, and the death of
Mr. Foster some months ago, It Is
thought hastened the end. She Is
survived .by several children and
JAMES J. HILL
Gigantic Colonization Schemft
Being Planned For Gull
Special to Dally Tanhandle.
KlngHvllle, Tem, Dee. 2S. g,
K'Uilic colonlHtloii sclicnip was ill.
cloM'il liei'e today and it in reported
that James J, Hill and It. V, Yon
k li in are Im'IiIikI the project.
Seven million acres of land along
t ie gulf coast are to be Apportioned
Into farms for settlers, mIio are to
com,, from tho CHst ami north.
The land is valued at $73,0()i),OI0,
FARMERS DEMAND LOWER
COTTOX FREIGHT KATE.
Fight Reduced Passenger Fare and
Think Turn About Fair Play.
Special to Dally panhandle.
Fort Worth, Deo. 28. General
managers and general attorneys of
Texas railroads will meet in Houston
tomorrow to consider the proposed
rcductln in rates on cotton ship
ments. Several officials of the Texas Farm
ers Union will attend and urgo a
The proposed reduction is a Farm
ers' Union mcasure and its officials
declare they are entitled to the re
duction because tho Union opposed
the law to reduce Texas passenger
fares to 26 cents. The farmers also
declare they will fight any future
effort to reduce passenger fares,
MARKED FOR DEATH.
"Three years ago I was marked for
death. A grave-yard cough was
touring my lungs to pieces. Doctors
failed to help mo and hopo had fled,
when niy husband got Dr. King's
New Discovery," says Mrs. A. 0.
Williams, of Bac, Ky. "Tho first
dose helped mo and Improvement
kept on until I had gained 58 pounds
In weigJit and my health wai fully
restored." This medlcino holds tho
world's healing record for coughs
and colds and lung and throat di
seases. It prevents pneumonia. Sold
tinder guarantee at L. O. Thomp
son & Co's. drug store. 50c and $1.00.
Trial bottle free.
MEXICAN VETERAN" DIES..
Special to Daily Panhandle. '
McKInney, Texas, Doc. 2S. R. ft.
Cromer, aged 85, a veteran of tlia,
Mexican and civil wars, died latu
yesterday at his homo here. Ho Is
believed to have been the oldest
Mason 1n Texas, having belonged to
that order for sixty years.
Bad Symptoms. rT"
The woman who has periodical head
aches, beckache, sees Imaginary dark
ipots or specks Moating or ilunclng boforn
ber eyes, hawnawlng distress or heavy
full fueling Uvstomach, faint spells, dras-glng-downAllng
In lower abdominal er
pelvic rejjtOn, easily startled or excited,
irregulitror palnfnl periods, with or with
out rrlvlc catarrh, is suflVrinff from
weaknTfjes aneyCorangemfnts that should
have e.Wy aycntlon. Not all of above
ymptoiu a likely to be present la any
caw at oH'lmo.
N eg lot tod or badly treated and such
cases yifufn run Into maladies which de
man tfe surgeon's knife if they do not
res i yfa tally.
No medicine ffltftftr nf 1""" ln
and iiumcntiis r.r..rl .f curJn .siH'
alii IT,. l'.-u-.. s l avurlM- i r .:h,-.rut-t:on.
. Jo m-.ii'-.i:e inn mi.-Ii u strung:
tqiujSSnioir-ii .in iiUi: nir.lt
tevrrTTiiiiti-edii nK-nnfih mini.- I.lmn guy
I'lRlil''-,"' ";;,llMlt nr.'1-iir-lp.Mju.-..l tj
U'WIllflliy T-he v,'ry bet Iniijredicnts
known U medical science for the cure of
woman's peculiar ailments enter into Its
com position. No aleehnl, harmful, or
habit-forming drug is to be found in the
list of Its Ingredients printed on each
bottle-wrapper and attested under oath.
In any condition of the female system.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription can do
only good never harm. Its whole effect
Is to strengthen. Invigorate and regulate
tho whole female system and especially
the pelvic organs. When those are de
ranged In function or affected by disease,
thestouiach and other organs of digestion
become sympathetically deranged, the
nerves are weakened, and a long list of
bud, unpleasant symptoms follow." Too
much must not bo expected of this "Fa
vorite Prescription.1 It will not perform
miracles; will not cure tumors no med
icine will. It Witt often prevent, them.f
taken In time, and thus the operating
table and the surgeon's knife may be
Women suffering from diseases of long
landing, aro invited to consult Doctor
Pierce by letur.ret. All correspondence
Is held as strictly private and sacredly -rontidential.
AUdross Dr. It. V. Pierce.
BuHalo. N. Y. t t
Dr. Pierce's Medical Adviser 0000 pages)
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tamps for paper-covered, or 31 lUmusi
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