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The Hope Pioneer
North Dakota Publishing Company •HOPE N. DAK. 41,-.p World THE EARTHQUAKE. Reports from the earthquake-strick en district of southern Italy and Sicily indicate that about 200,000 persons perished In the appalling disaster.* In Messina and Reggio alone the dead number 110,000. Another severe shock completed the destruction of Messina and it was feared killed more persons. The survivors were reported to be suf fering terribly for food, clothing and surgical attendance. The king and queen personally aided the victims. It was feared many Americans perished, as there were 90 in one Messina hotel. The report of the death of Consul Cheney and his wife was confirmed. The American Red Cross society voted $50,000 to the relief fund, J. Pierpont Morgan sent $10,000 and the king of Italy gave $40,000. Wireless reports from the Strait of Messina, received at Rome, stated that the Lipari islands, a group of vol canic islands in the Mediterranean, near the coast of Sicily, have disap peared. The total population of the group numbers 28,000 and must in evitably have perished. The Italian government, aided by other nations, devoted its efforts to relieving the starving, suffering survivors of the earthquake. No definite word of the fate of Americans was received. The United States supply ship Celtic sailed from New York with a cargo of food and supplies for the Italians that had been destined for the Atlantic fleet. Large sums of money were collected and forwarded by the Red Cross asso ciation. Good progress was made with relief work in southern Italy and Sicily, many soldiers and sailors being util ized, and hundreds of refugees being taken to Naples and other cities. The report of the destruction of the Im parl Islands was unfounded. Two more earthquake shocks were felt at Messina. The king and queen were tireless In the work of aiding the suf fering. American contributions were Bteadily and rapidly growing. Taor mina, where there were many Ameri cans, was uninjured. PERSONAL. Wanted in Chicago on a charge of embezzlement of moneys intrusted to his care for deposit in a bank three months ago, Herman Paley, a theat rical agent, was arrested In Seattle, and admitted his guilt. W. M. Williams, bishop of the Apos tolic African Methodist Episcopal church, was arrested in Omaha, Neb., charged with fraud. Wilbur Wright, the a«roplanist, won the Michelin cup by a flight that cov ered 73 miles and tested two hours and nine minutes. E. A. S. Blake, the San Francisco contractor convicted of attempting to bribe J. M. Kelly, a prospective juror In the Ruef bribery trial, to vote for acquittal, was sentenced to four years' imprisonment In the penitentiary at San Quentin. The Paris court ruled against Count Boni de Castellane in his suit for the removal of his three children from the custody of their mother. Princess de Sagan. Abraham Ruef, former political boss of San Francisco, was sentenced to 14 years in the state penitentiary at San Quentin. GENERAL NEWS. Ralph E. White, 18 years old, son of a wealthy merchant of Lena, 111., com mitted suicide by shooting. Caarles Weatherhead of Peoria, HI., was drowned while skating. With his wife and 12-year-old son as horror-stricken witnesses, Rudolph Witte, 39 years old, an electrical work er, was stabbed to death at his home in Chicago by Daniel Rogers, 46 years old, a boarder. Arizona's output of finished copper for 1908 was 274,000,000 pounds, Mich igan's 220,000,000 pounds and Mon tana's 244,000,000. Fearing that the governor of Ken tucky would send troops to Breathitt county to preserve order, the Callahan fcnd Deaton factions agreed to a truce and disbanded. Since August $225,500,000 in gold has been safely moved from the San Francisco mint to the Denver mint. With a roll of $15,000 in his pockets, with which he intended to return to China, an unknown Chinese died of starvation on a Southern Pacific train in California. The long war with Yaqul Indians in Mexico, in which scores have been killed at different times, including many Americans, has been terminated In a treaty of peace agreed upon by three Indian chiefs and 166 of their followers, and the governor of JBtate of Sono-a, Mexico. Uif-7* the WASHINGTON NOTES. Mary Evelyn Moore Davis, a popu lar southern authoress and wife of Maj. Edward Davis, editor of the New Orleans Picayune, died. More than six thousand persons at tended President Roosevelt's New Year reception. The court of claims has announced its findings In the case of the state of Oregon against the United States, and awards $200,000 to the state for moneys expended by it during the civil war in protecting the adjoining territories of Washington and Idaho. In the Ohio senatorial contest C. P. .Taft withdrew for the sake of party harmony and his example was fol lowed by Foraker and the minor candi dates, leaving a clear field for Theo dore E. Burton. The first detachment of ^homeward bound troops of the American army of pacification sailed from Cuba for Phil adelphia. Count von Bernstorff, the new Ger man 1 ambassador, was formally pre sented to President Roosevelt. Beekman Winthrop of Massachusetts has accepted the place of first assist ant secretary of state under the Taft administration. Twenty .thousand union workmen in the Wilkesbarre (Pa.) region peti tioned the president in favor of Messrs. Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison. The steamship Texas, on her maid en voyage from Christiana, Norway, to Havana, put in at Savannah, Ga., with her cargo of paper and carbides afire. The passengers were landed safely, but it was feared the vessel would be destroyed. Great anxiety is being felt by the inhabitants of Greenbank, a small town in West Virginia, over the stead ily increasing appearance of a burning crater of seemingly volcanic nature, on the side of a neighboring moun tain. The Park opera house at Erie, Pa., caught fire during a performance and a terrible panic was barely averted. No one. was seriously injured. The two masked highwaymen who held up 25 men near Tulsa, Okla., were captured. The Tom Jones restaurant in Chi cago was totally wrecked by an ex plosion of gas. An aerial warship 700 feet in length with accommodations for 100 passen gers, food and fuel enough for a voy age across the ocean, and a full com plement of guns, is to be built immedi ately at the Nixon yards, according to Lewis Nixon, the designer and con structor of many warships. Prof. J. P. Gordy of New York uni versity and his wife committed sui cide a few hours after the death of their daughter. Passenger travel across the Atlantic in the year of 1908 shows a shrinkage of nearly 1,000,000 persons as com pared with the preceding year. Forty-eight bodies were taken from the colliery at Lick Branch, W. Va., and it was certain that the explosion killed about 60 men. With the beginning of the new year the state-wide prohibition law in Ala bama went into effect. Fire destroyed the Whitwell hos pital at Tucson, Ariz., all the patients being saved. Because he swore around the house, Lee Marshbanks, living five miles east of Catoosa, Okla., shot and instantly killed his brother. John. A disaffected Corsican fired several shots at M. Clemenceau, the French premier, but failed to hit him. Ray Reese of Kansas City, Kan., shot Mrs. Clyde Setzer, his former sweetheart, and killed himself. Five robbers dynamited the bank at Wellston, Okla., and after exchanging many shots with the citizens escaped with $5,000. No one was hurt. Arthur Trotter, 33 years old, sup posedly insane, killed his aged mother, Mrs. Ann Trotter, by beheading her with an ax and a knife in New York. Fire in the wool warehouse district of Philadelphia caused a loss of $200,000. Al Kaufmann of San Francisco stopped Jimmy Barry of Chicago in the thirty-fifth round of their sched uled 45-round fight in Los Angeles. A. W. Troutman, an employe of a Kansas City, Mo., produce company, committed suicide after confessing that he had embezzled $720 of the firm's money. John Emerson Stone, aged 22, high ly connected in Boston and New York, graduate of Holy Cross college, Wor cester, Mass., was shot and killed in Washington by May Woolard, who then shot herself twice and may die. The will of the late Amos H. Van Horn, a furniture merchant of New ark, N. J., disposing of an estate worth $1,000,000, gives $150,000 to Newark for three monuments in city parks in honor of soldiers and sailors, and to many churches and charitable institutions sums ranging from $3,000 down. Capt. Harvey C. Daly of the schoon er Freddie W. Alton, and Philip M. Springer, a Boston florist, were found guilty in the United States district court at Boston of conspiracy to smug gle Chinese Into the country. Accused of professionalism in de manding exorbitant expense moneys, Melvin W. Slieppard, Charles Bacon, Harry F. Porter and George V. Bonhag of the Irish-American Athletic dub F. G. Bellars, New York Athletic club, and J." J. Lee, formerly of the Boston Athletic association, but now unat tached, were- suspended by the Ama teur Athletic union. Brooding over fancied disgrace to his family because his father had been whipped by night riders, Roy Rogers, the 20-year-old son of Presley Rogers, a prominent planter, committed sui cide at Hopkins vllle, Kjr. •. ,.'.W I? Z1 & Terrible Disaster. ROOSEVELT'S MESSAGE. "His Majesty Vittorio Emman uel, Rome: "With all my countrymen I am appalled by the dreadful ca lamity which has befallen your country. I offer my slncerest sympathy. American National Red Cross has issued appeals for contributions for the suffer ers and notified me that they will immediately communicate with the Italian Red Cross. "Theodore Roosevelt." Rome.—Stunned at the magnitude of the calamity which has over taken Its fellow countrymen, all Italy mourns for the stricken province of Calabria and the island of Sicily. Ac customed for centuries to earthquakes, Italy stands ever In dread, but none was prepared for the disaster which in the fraction of a minute Monday dev astated cities and towns and caused the death of thousands. Late esti mates put the number of dead at 100, 000. Messina, whose tragic history has been marked by tidal waves and war, and which was the center of Monday's terrestrial maelstrom, was shaken to ruins. Flames burst forth to complete the city's destruction and to burn alive untold numbers helplessly pinioned be neath fallen walls and broken timbers. The Strait of Messina was shaken and twisted by the earth's trembling, for mariners report the channel altered beyond recognition. The ports and vil lages on both the continental and Sicil ian sides were wrecked or inundated and all lighthouses along the coasts were swallowed up. Navigation now is dangerous and in some places impos sible. 8eaport of Reggio Wiped Out. In the Calabrian district, which waB only beginning to recover from the ef fects of the earthquake of 1905, Reggio was the center ox the earth's upheaval. The seaport of Reggio is reported as no longer existing and the city proper Is In ruins. The IOSB of life on both sides of the strait and in eastern Sicily was enormous. One of the refugees from Reggio who was the first to bring the news of the city's destruction tried to make his way to Sicily in a sailboat, but was compelled to return, and finally found safely at a peninsula port. In describ ing his experience he said: "The sea was strangely, mysteriously agitated, and the heavens were ablaze. Nearing Sicily, the clearing smoke re vealed the mystery. Messina was in flames. In the frenzy of despair I turned my boat back to Calabria." Terrible Scenes at Messina. Starving, bleeding from injuries and almost Insane from their terrifying ex periences, Messina's survivors are flee ing in all directions. The spectacle presented by the ruined seaport is de scribed as terrifying. Tumbling build ings both killed and mutilated, while hundreds of the injured imprisoned in the wreckage were abandoned to their fate by the fleeing populace. One of those who escaped said: "The earth seemed suddenly to drop and then turn violently on its The whole population, who practically were precipitated from the houses rent In twain, were spun around like tops as they ran through the streets. Many fell crushed to death and others, bewil dered, took refuge for breath beflde the tottering walls, where they soon met the fate of their companions." Brave Work of Rescuers. Already British and Russian squad rons have arrived at Messina. Sailors and marines have been disembarked and they have performed courageous acts in rescuing the injured and re moving the wounded. A large number of suvivors have been transferred to the warships, which are transformed into,great floating hispitals. It is im perative that the dead be removed from the ruins in order to avoid a pes tilence. Steamers with doctors, drug gists, firemen and workmen have ar rived at Messina from. Catania and other places. Special dispatches received here from Calabria confirm the destruction of Reggio. They report that the situa tion there is' as bad, if not worse, than at Messina. The streets in Rome are jammed with people, who snatch the special editions from the newsboys. Th« nt-ople are plunged in grief and lamentations are heard on all sides. Here and there one asks another: "When will end this awful repetition of devastation and death in our coun try?" All Nations Offer Aid. The handB of all the nations have been extended to Italy in her affliction. From rulers have come messages of or"4oi#nce and from the people spon HUNDRED THOUSAND DIE T'.- Seismic Shocks, Tidal Waves and Fires Devastate Mes sina, Reggio and Scores of Other Cities and Towns of Calabria. Horrible Scenes in the Stricken District, Described by Eye- Wilnesses—All Nations Offer Sympathy and Aid-'King and Queen Co to Sicily--American Consul Arthur S. Cheney and His Wife Are Reported to Be Among the Victims of the taneous promises of that aid which brings the world closer together in times of great calamity Great Britain, France and Russia have sent their war ships quick as a flash of the tele graph could carry the orders to lend Assistance to the stricken cities. Rer lief funds have already been started and a hundred ships and trains are on their way carrying supplies and re-en forcements to the south. Rome, Milan, ^Florence, Naples and other cities are sending physicians, police and firemen. Described by Naval Officer. At the time of the earthquake the jtorpedo boat Sappho was lying in the harbor of Messina and one of the offi cers told of the occurrences, as fol lows: "At half-paBt five in the morning the sea suddenly became terribly agitated, seeming literally to pick up our boat and shake It. Other craft near-by were similarly treated and the ships looked like bits of cork bobbing about in a tempest Almost immediately a tidal wave of huge proportions swept across the. strait, mounting the coasts and carrying everything before it Scores of ships were damaged and the Hun garian mail boat Andrassy parted her anchors and went crashing into other vessels. Messina bay was wiped out and the sea was soon covered with masses of wreckage, which was car- rled off in the arms of the receding waters." King and Queen Go to Sicily. King Victor Emmanuel and the queen, who left for the scene of the calamity, reached Naples last night and proceeded at once to Sicily. A large number of people saw their majesties depart from Rome and one among the numJber of deputies at the station observed to the king: "The presence of your majesty will suffice to console the stricken population." The king turned sharply upon the speaker and said abruptly: "Don't talk nonsense." Horrible Scenes In the Ruins. The work of rescue at Messina, ac cording to the meager details received here, presented harrowing scenes. Hundreds of people were pinned under walls and rafterS alive, but terribly Injured, for 30 hours. One of the res cuers found under the ruins of a house five children, alive, but unable to speak, clinging around the corpse of their mother. In some cases heroic rescuers met death in the falling de bris. In one house 20 persons sus pended on the fifth floor and unaole to reach the street because the lower floors had been torn away, were res cued with a rope by a sailor. Six criminals were killed while attempting to loot the Bank of Sicily, where cash amounting to half a million dollars lay in plain view. Officials Give 8uccor.. The pope has telegraphed the arch bishops of Palermo and Catania and the bishops of Miletto and Catanzaro sxpressing his sorrow over the alt- EARTHQUAKE SCENE IN ITALY. Calabrian Family Among Ruins of heir Home, Earthquake of Oct., 1907. palling calamity and ordering the say ing of prayers. He asks also what money is required, as he desires to contribute funds to cope with the situ ation. Premier Giolitti has appointed a na tional committee to organize succor for the unfortunates. The president of the organization is the duke of Aosta. The king has made a generous contribution to the relief fund. Min ister of Public Works Bertolini and Minister of Justice Orlando' have left Rome for Sicily. Sig. Orlando is a Sicilian. Lasted Only Twenty-Three Seconds. A report of technical observations from the observatory at Messina says the earthquake lasted for 23 seconds only. It was accompanied by remark able atmospheric phenomena. The surcharged air was filled with sparks and flashes of flame which flared up until the heavens seemed afire. The crest of the earth appeared suddenly to drop. These phenomena were fol lowed by distinct lateral oscillations that threw the panic-stricken people off their feet as they rushed to the streets. Straits of Messina All Changed. Reports indicate that the geography of the Straits of Messina has been so changed as to cause apprehension of serious commercial and strategic diffl- mm cutties. It is believed that navigation has become extremely dangerous, in which case the fortifications on which the government in recent years spent large sums will be useless. The famous whirlpool of Charybdis, it is said, has shifted its position. Desperate calls have been made from Rome to Messina, but these re main unanswered and fears are en tertained that Fort Spuria, near Mes sina, has been destroyed, as the wire less station installed there is one of the most powerful in Italy and is evi dently not working. American Consul and Wife Die. Washington. That Arthur S. Cheney, American consul at Messina, Sicily, and his wife lost their lives in the earthquake disaster which dev astated that city Monday, is indicated by an official dispatch received last night by the state department from Stuart Lupton, American vice-consul at Messina. The following dispatch came via Malta, Maltese Islands, In the Mediter ranean, being received there by wire less from Messina by Consul William H. Gale, and transmitted by him to the state department: "The Messina consulate destroyed and consul and wife supposed to be dead.—Lupton." Arthus S. Cheney is a native of Illi nois, but was appointed consul at Mes sina from Connecticut August 15, 1907. Stuart Lupton, who is from Tennessee was only recently appointed vice and deputy consul at Messina and bad jus' arrived at his post, succeeding Pelroe, an Italiwi. WHY WELLS WA8 WRATHY. All Things Considered, He Had Som» Excuse for Anger. Charles E. Wells, who has been called the groundhog senator of West Virginia, because he once -introduced a bill advocating the changing of groundhog day from February 2 to July 4, was staying over night at the Grand hotel of a budding West Vir ginia village not long ago. He was awakened in the morning by heavy pounding on his door, and the voice of the old man night clerk say ing "Five o'clock! Better get up or you'll miss your train." Mr. Wells didn't intend to catch fc morning train and hadn't given any instructions that he Bhould be called at the unearthly hour of five o'clock, so he paid no attention to the old man's early morning greeting and was asleep again almost immediately. In about 15 minutes he was again awakened by the pounding on his door and heard the voice of the old man saying apologetically.: "Don't get up. I rapped on the wrong door.":—Lippin colt's. LAME BACK PRESCRIPTION The increased use of "Toris" for lame back and rheumatism is causing considerable discussion among the medical fraternity. It is an almost in fallible cure when mixed with cer tain other ingredients and taken prop erly. The following formula is effec tive: "To one-half pint of good whiskey add one ounce of Toris Com pound and one ounce Syrup Sarsapa rilla Compound. Take in tablespoon ful doses before each meal and be fore retiring." 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