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MANGLED BODIES HORRIFY SEARCHER
Germans May Be Trying to
Weaken Allies' Pressure
on Alsace, Is Belief.
GAIN OF A MILE
French Assert Germans Cap
tured Town of St. Paul,
But Were Driven Out.
LONDON, Eng., Jan. 16. The violent
German attack to the north of
Soissons under the direction of
Gen Von Kluck, which has forced the
Trench back across the Aisne river, is
ihe most striking news of the last !4
hours from the seat of war.
Snow in the Vosgjes mountains and
floods in Flanders atlll prevent any
rxtcnslve operations on the eastern or
estern wings, and to British observ
es it appears as though the Solssone
district has. been selected for the point
nhere, with reinforcements an first
hne troops, the Germans are displaying
(.nee more the hammering tactics so fa
miliar during the autumn. On the oth--i
hand some war experts argue that
ihe operations at Soissons raav have
l.een undertaken to compel the allies to
lessen the pressure in AJsace.
British Claim Long Gain.
The British claim to have won a
n urked success January 10 near La
Hassee, when they drove the Germans
Irom strongly entrenched positions,
raining one mile in distance and In
flicting severe losses on their antag
m.Ht. There has been no change of Import
on ci in the eastern arena of the war.
The French official report today re
fers -very briefly to the military situa
ii. .ii to the northeast of Soissona It
m th. Germans Thursday occupied
the village of St. Paul, close to Sols
..ns, but the Vrench at once drove tbem
With the exception of the customary
a in!!- j- exchanges, a spirited Infantry
encounter in the Vosges, in which the
F-ench claim the victory, and a suc
cessful ir.fantry charge near Arras this
initi noor's report contains little that
French Gain JVear Becelcnre.
The official communication says In
From the sea to the Lys there ware
artillery engagements Thursday, ome
of them quite spirited. We made
progress near Beceleare. North of Arras
a brilliant attack by zouaves resulted
In the capture, at bayonet point, of the
positions of the enemy near the road J
'tween Arras and Lille
( a point two Kilometers (a mile and
a quarter) northeast of Soissons, the
Germans Thursday attacked the vil
We of St PauL They entered the vll
' irc but we lost no time in recapturing
Mlettce German Batteries.
' in the region of Craonne and near
:-uns there were violent artillery ea
rn gements. during the course of which
t he batteries of the enemy were fre
iiinnUj reduced to silence.
"In the region of Perthes, In the Ar
connf and on the heights of the Meuse
there has been nothing important to re
port v.'e nave destroyed the footbridge
set up by the Germans over the river
Mcuse at St Mihiel, and in the forest
of Ailly we repulsed an attack upon
the trenches taken by us January 8."
British Storm Trenches.
The Havas agejicy has received a
dispatch from St Omer, dated January
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10. which relates a British victory and I
an advance near La Bassee of one mile.
The message follows:
"The British, by an impetuous at
tack, stormed the strongly intrenched
German position near La Bassee at 2
oclock this afternoon after a vigorous
preliminary shelling. This Is an Im
portant strategic point and its occu
pation represents an advance of one
mile. The British losses were slight,
while the Germans lost heavily. Many
Germans were taken prisoners."
The German war office at Berlin to
day gave out an official statement as
"Some torpedo boats appeared Thurs
day off Westende. They were accom
panied by small craft which approached
to within nine miles of the coast
"French attacks on both sides oJ
Notre Dame do Lorette, northwest of
Arras, were repelled by us."
Germnns Again Lose Trench.
"A trench 'whldh" we took eight days
ago from the enemy njar Ecurle and
which had since been occupied by a
portion of our companies, was lost by
us. The fighting in this locality con
tinues to rage today,
French Drlten Across the Aisne.
"The northern bank of the river
Aisne, to the northeast of Soissons has
been cleared of French troops. By con
tinuous fighting we were successful in
taking -villages north and northeast of
Soissons1. The French suffered heavy
losses. Their retreat to tlje south " of
the AUiie took place under the fire of
eur Heavy artillery, -i.no conuiuons
whioU ob,jjdned in this battle were very
similar to those which prevailed in
1876. Even though the two battles
north of Soissons are not comparable
to those of Aug. IS, 1870, the battle
field was about as wide as that at
GHstelotte and St PrivaL
"The French made a very strong at
tack north of Verdun, near Consenvoye
on our positions near Ailly, but were
repulsed by us.
Beaten Hack From Trenches.
"In. the region of St Mihiel. the
Freneb delivered some attacks. They
reaehsjd our front line of trenches but
wereTfeeaten off by counter attacks and
sustained heavy losses. During fight
ing Thursday night our troops occu
pied some of the positions of the enemy,
but after rebuilding our positions, vol
untarily left those taken from the
enemy -without a oontest
"An attack In force near MesnII.
north of St Mihiel, was beaten .off
"In the Vosges there was nothing
more Thursday than artillery duels.
Fighting: In Poland.
"In eaet Prussia and in northern Po
land there has been no change. Our
attacks in Poland west of the Vistula
are making slow progress. In the cap
ture by us of one of the Russian van
tage points northeast of the Rawka,
we took MO Russian prisoners and be
came possessed of three of their ma
chine guns. Stubborn counter attacks
by the Russians were here driven back
with heavy losses to the enemy."
BRiiAD GOES TO 14 CENTS A
LOAF IN LONDON BAKERIES
London, Eng., Jan. 15. With the new
year the price of bread in 'London is
raised to seven pence, or 14 cents a
loaf, an advance of three cents since
the beginuilng of the war. According
to the secretary of the Master Br-'iers-society,
the price may go still higher.
Freights have been forced upwardp
by war risks in the case of American.
Canadian and Argentine wheat, while
Auatmlla tin.1 tatron ava. Its hnma aim.
Ply of wheat India restricted its ex
ports to ieu.000 tons from December 1
to March 31. and Russia is unable to
export from the Black sea, its quickest
and cheapest route, owing to the
trouble with Turkey.
AIREDALE DOGS PROVE TO
BE BEST IN MILITARY WORK
London, Eng.. Jan. 15. The finest
military dog is the Airedale, In the
opinion of MaJ. L H. Richardson, a
breeder of , war dogs, who was in
charge of a pack of bloodhounds with
the Belgian army until they were lost
In the disaster at Mons.
lie says the Airedale can stand any
climate. Is second to none in faithful- j
nese and intelligence, has powers of
hearing and seent remarkably acute,
and is the right size whether used on
sentry duty, scouting, searching for the
wounded or as a messenger or ammuni
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Senate Cuts Down Hud
speth's Figures from $5000;
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15. In the
senate today senator Claude
Hudspeth's hill making perma
nent the special district court at El
Paso was pasted.
The district is known as the Both
district This special court had expired
on January 1, 1915.
The special district court was cre
attid to clear -.he dockets of the 34th.
and 41st district courts, which were
overcrowded. Judge JL Ntgle was ap-'
pointed -as the presiding judge, but
later resigned and senator Hudspeth
was appointed to- take his place.
Senator Hudspeth was operated on
for appendicitis and was unable tc
take "the position and C L. Vowell was
seleoXaVa prsaHo ,to b,is, .absence. Af
ter ais recovery the stale senator
served until the term of be court au
tomatically expired on January. 1.
The senate today also passed finally
the Hudspeth bill providing for the
creation of the Sterling county inde
pendent school district
Senator Hudspeth today introduced a
bHl placing the eradication of scabies
on sheep under the supervision of the
livestock sanitary commission, and also
quarantining against other states in
bringing Into Texas infected sheep.
The report of the committee on con
tingent expenses on the Hudspeth res
olution making an appropriation to
renovate the senate chamber and hall,
and! also to replace some of the furni
ture, was adopted. The committee,
however, reduced the appropriation
from $5000 to $500.
Tenant Farmer's Son a 1'ngc.
Pat McDan.'el, aged 13, the son of a
tenant" farmer, who was appointed page
in the senate by lieutenant governor
Hobby, reached here today and as
sumed his duties. The boy came from
DeKalb, Bowie county. This Is the first
time, as far as known, where the son
of a tenant farmer has been made a
page in the state senate. The boy is
bright and intelligent It was through
the good offices of ' "Farmer Gus
Shaw ' that Pat got the position.
House Pnsaes Expense BUI.
The house today passed finally the
mileage and perdicm and contingent
expense bills, carrying appropriations
Xlaety-one bills and eight Joint res
olutions were Introduced and a large
number of amendments to the rules
were referred to the committee on
rules. Representative Wagstaff was
made chairman of the permanent com
mittee on rules.
To Count Vote "Monday.
A joint resolution was adopted pro
viding for the counting of the vote for
gorecnor .and lieutenant governor next
Monday and arrangements were made
for ue inauguration ceremonies oa
It was officially announced today
that Gov. Ferguson would reach Austin
Among the bills Introduced In the
house was an anti white slave act, pat
terned after the Mann act
Three New Liquor Bills.
Three liquor bills were Introduced,
one reenactlng the Allison liquor law1
and one placing an occupation, tax on
liquor dealers and the third amending
the law on soliciting orders.
Pros. In the legislature are jubilant
today over the result of the election of
representative John W. Woods, of Fish
er county, as speaker. Speaker Woods
in his speech of acceptance evidentlv
struck 'the keynote from the point of
view of his friends and supporters that
the "political machine" in the house
has been smashed. Close observers of
the speakership contest declare that it
was through the instrumentality of rep
resentative no well, of Hunt county, that
the Fisher county man was elected, as
the friends of Mr. Williams are said to
have been laboring under the imprest
sion tbjat Rowell would support Mr.
Williams, but- he came out for Mr.
Woods. It aft said there were at least
nine members of the house who were
guided by Mr. Rowell in the speaker
Senator Terrell has abandoned his
plan to have passed, before the inau
guration of Gov. elect Ferguson, anv
leglslatlon seeking to amend the Alli
son liquor law. ,
The election of Woods as speaker as
sures) the consideration of liquor legis
lation at this session.
Many of the members are of the opin
ion that Gov. elect Ferguson will not
adhere to the stand he took in the cam
paign which was to the effect that he
would not give consideration to liquor
Mny Force Liquor Laws.
The election of Mr. Woods has given
rise to considerable speculation as to
how he will get along with the new
The War At a Glance
A BRITISH, victory, not record
ed in the official statements
from Paris or Berlin, and de
scribed ns Important, Is reported
unofficially from St. Omer, France.
It la nnld that on January io the
British stormed the German en
trenched positions near La Bassee,
In France, about 10 miles, south of
the Belgian border, driving hnek
the German irlth heavy losses and
ndvanclng enc mile. The positions
tniolved are of considerable stra
tegic value, but confirmation of
their reported capture la lacking.
Heavy fighting continue, near
Soissona, where the Germans hae
Tton important advantages over the
allies. Near Perthes, In the Ar
gonne region. In upper Alsace, and
elsewhere along the western front,
where recently there hnvr been
heavy engagements, activity has
subsided. Other phases of the mili
tary situation In the west epparent
ly haie been snbordlnnted for the
present to thnt In the Soissons re
gion, where the outcome may ex
ercise a marked Influence on future
operations over a long stretch of
BELIEVE GERMANS WORN OUT
Pctrograi! Is confident that the
German offensive movement In Po
land has spent itself and the war
office announces thnt Russian
forces hne made great gains nlong
the Vistula. Gen. Von Hlnden
hurg troops are now occupying
strongly entrenched positions, how
ever, and there are no Indications
thnt they are threatened seriously
by the Russian- attacks.
The Turkish forces which pene
trated Persln, occupying Tabriz, are
now advancing Into the Interior.
Russia explains her evacuation of
Tabrla nit due to strategic reasons
- ffiQ&gUM&m8&uiiS U-
have offered to withdraw Its forces
from Perslr. If Russia also would
chief execu'ive who is a pronounced
In the event the new governor turns
a deaf ear U liquor legislation of any
sort and threatens to disapprove any
such measurer, he will no doubt bring
about discord vlth the pros, which may
result In a repetition of what Gov.
Colquitt had o contend with, except
that he bad nn anti-speaker, but un
friendly, and a prohibition majority in
Labor Federailnn Busy.
The State Federation of Labor will
maintain its legislative committee here
during the session, asthat organization
and ita various branches have indicated
that af number of laws will be recom
mended for consideration. They favor
woman's suffrage and a modified initi
ative and referendum measure. They
wilt urge the passage of a mechanic's
tien law, which will make mechanic's
liens good for all materials and labor.
The enlarging of the scope of the
act creating the bureau of inspector of
masonry, so as to include inspections
of municipal and county buildings and
the full crew bill and also measures
which will be urged for passage by the
committee of this organization, and also
the perfection of the employers' liabil
ity act The enactment of a law pro
viding for railroad hospitals is also an
other matter which will be proposed
during the session. They will also
recommend a six days' law for tele
graph operators. The railroad firemen,
members of the State Federation, want
the enactment of a switch light law and
the engineers would have the deckless
locomotive eliminated. They claim that
, it makes i the Manger much greater in
case of accident
Governor Needs Clones .
Included in the deficiency appropri
ations asked by Gov. Colquitt is an
item of 135,000 to cover deficiency war
rants issued to meet the expense of
calling out the Texas national guard
for duty at Brownsville and other
places along the border: another item
Is that of $22,500 to cover a deficiency
for the State Blind institute, brought
about by an error in the enroling of the
general appropriation bill at the last
regular session. Probably the most im
portant item is one for $340,000 to meet
expenses of the University in order that
It will have sufficient funds to carry
on the session until Sept 1, 1915, when
the new appropriations will become
Tnxntfou Relief Mensure.
Senator Brelsford has offered a bill
which provides for the suspension of
the penalty for the nonpayment of tax
es this year, which will accrue after
Jan. 31. Mr. Brelsford's plan is to sus
pend the penalty, but to permit interest
to accrue 'for a period of six months.
See The Herald's
Eig Press Tomorrow
The Herald's big press will be
printing the magazine and comic
seotlons tomorrow morning after 10
oclock. While visiting the "Made
In El Paso" exhibition, doop into
The Herald office and see the lig
press turning out tue comics and
the Herald magazine. The press
will be runniner practically all day
after it starts at 10 oclock and fro.n
that hour to three In the afternoon
the entire force will be seen at
work the nine Mergenthaler type
setting machines, the editors, the
reporteis. the stereotypers and the
pressmen. The printers finish their
work at 3. but all other departmcr's
may be seen In operation until 6 in
the evening. The Herald has a gal
lery for visitors and invites them to
come and see a "Made in El Paso"
Change in Campaign Plans
Is, Apparent, According to
Petrograd. Russia, Jan. 15.t The Rus
sian general staff has reached the
opinion that tuc uermans are prepar
ing for a general aggressive movement
to the west and southwest of Warsaw.
Staff officers say this opinion is borne
out by the fact that the Germans have
removed their sick and wounded from
Lodz and Piotrkow into Russia and
Jiave changed their ammunition bases.
Furtbtcr.-ore. information has been re
ceived here of the arrival of large
blies of German troops in northern !
Hungary and their distribution at
points within striking distance of the
fortified positions covering the north
ern entrances into Hungary and the
principal passes of the Carpathians now
held ay the Russians.
This is taken to indicate that the
Germans are reinforcing the Austrian
troops for a vigorous effort to free
northern Hungary and Bukowina from
the danger of further Russian ad
vances. The present lull about War
saw is regarded as preparatory to this
impending movement The presenoe of
Russian forces in Bukowina and along
the river Dunajec, southeast of Cracow,
not only would facilitate cooperation
by Roumania with Russia, if she were
disposed to enter the war, but also
threatens German Silesia.
Rise of Hungary.
The opinion is held by military offi
cers here that the German staff is at
taching new importance to the Hun
garian situation. The appointment of
baron Stephan Burlauas Austrian for
eign minister, in succession to eotint
Von Berchtold, . is expected, to oat an!
Mrthr--ar MMIM Itiuk. I
n'peacewfth Austria, which linfli
mo io nave Deen iavorea py von
Beehtold. His position, according to
these reports, was that Austria should
not sacrifice her resources to protect
Hungary and Silesia from invasion.
Baron Burian. a Hungarian Slav, is an
intimate friend of count Stephan Tisza,
the Hungarian premier. He was a resi
dent of Moscow for a number' of years
and is familiar witn uussian affairs
and the Pan Slavic movement He is
said to tavpr an uncompromising fight
TEN THOUSAND JEWS NOW .
FIGHT IN BRITISH ARMY
London, Eng., Jan. 15. More than
10,000 Jews are now serving in the
British array and navy and the army
casualty lists show that six officers
and over 40, enlisted men have been
killed and 150 reported wounded or
missing, in addition.
These figures are cpmpiled by the
Rev. Michael Adler, the senior Jewish
chaplain to the forces. The Rev. Ad
ler has a son in the Roval Fusileers.
and he himself expects to leave for
the front soon. t
Before the war," say the rabbi,
"there were only 500 Jews in the ser
vice. Since the war, all sections of
Jewry, rich and poor, have responded.
Two of our men have received distin
guished conduct medals. There are a
large number of Jewish officers and
men in the Australasian forces in
Egypt while others took part in the
operations In Samoa and New Guinea.
Among the Canadian troops are about
300 Jews, mostly sons of naturalized
Russian and Roumanian Jews. Jewish
soldiers are to be found also in all
the training centers in England."
nLISS STREET HOUSE ROBBED.
Burglars entered the home of W.
Rush, 3203 Bliss street Thursday after-
noon, or night and searched a dresser
in the bedroom. Mr. Rush is in Cali
fornia and the caretaker of the house
does not know what was taken as he
had no inventory of the rooms.
Writes to Senator Chamber
lain Urging Bill to Pro
vide War Strength.
Washington, o. C, Jan. 15. Filling
up the existing organizations of the
army to war strength Is recommended
AArnAatltf hv M(trAlr.i, ftariHann In a I
, , ,
letter to senator Chamberlain, of Ore- j
gOn. chairman Of the military affairs I
committee, Vvho- has introduced a bill j material increase of overhead charges ties were destroyed and their popu
for this purpose. ' I would be necessary, jnd the addiln of i lations virtually wiped out
The measure provides for the add!- j these men could 1 effected a a per t Sixty Towns Hard Hit.
iion oi juuu otiicers ana sz ennstea i
men to strengthen the mobile army.
"The officers to be added by this
bill," says the secretary In his letter,
"are required to insure the presence of
the proper number of officers with the
organizations of the army and tq meet
the Increasing demands for services for
officers with the orgnnized mflltlaed
ucationaV institutions, students' train
ing camps, etc."
of the proposed increase in the en
Jisted strength he says:
"It would supply a more adequate
force In the mooilc army in the cont.
nental United States, though the force
would stfll be very small. It would af
ford training for the officers In com
mand of such units as they must com
mand in time of war and would pre
vent, as far as the regular army is con
cerned, the crowding of the ranks with
raw levies, which always disorganize
and render inefficient ttie organizations
into which they come.'
Of course if an adequate reserve
Paso" Goods-Not HIDE Them
Says Little Saving Will Pro-
or Adequate Defences
Without More Tases.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 15. In urg
ing on the senate the need for a com
mission to report on military pre
paredness or for a permanent council
of national defence, senator Lodge to
day declared that the national defence
of the country "is not only imperfect
and unbalanced, but that it has grave
and in some instances fatal deficien
cies." He designed what he termed
many of the defects, and said they
i were "almost wholly due to congress.'
Cut Off Useless Expenses.
An adequate national defence, the
senator said, conld be obtained without
additional expenditures. "Cut off our
needless army posts, navy yards and
stations," Jie declared. "Lay aside for
j a few yuars appropriations for public
DulIdingH and river and harbor im
provements where they are not needeji.
Drop all th. expenditures which are
designed for sjiots where votes are
lying thickest aVd you will have
money enough to vcov'e 'or a suffi
cient army and an adewate navy with
out adding to the burdes of taxation."
Ocean Barrier Ren-'oved.
He warned that the ocevn barrier
that defended the country in 177S and
in 1812 nd been destroyed b-r.steam
and electricity. Unarmed, unready, un-
aetenoeu, tne nation stanas an inv
tion to aggression and attack he said
British Soldier Forced
To Prove Himself Alive
- in Qnd&r oL GeL-HisPaytyjjjggimg
London. Eng.. Jan. IS. Officially en
tered on the war office roils as dead i
l over zour moans ago, oerxu i uwi-
nett of the Norfolk regiment has had
A tahA Mk JlkAMM !Ht4a W-- SBAA A SSl AI ttfe
Alivn in ord-r to obtain his iv. '
The sergeant was wounded at tho
outbreak of tee war. On his discharge
from the hospital he went home to re
gain his stren.nh. A few days ago, he
took a trip to his regimental headquar
ters and applied for hi.s back pay. His
major, who knew him well, regretted
that he was unable to do anything,
since it is not army custom to pay dead
Bennett is now obtaining affidavits
from his former employer, his pastor
and the police to convince the war
office that he is still alive and entitled
TUB DAY IX CONGRESS.
Washington, D. C Jan. 15.
The day in congress:
Senator Lodge spoke on the
Senators Root, Hitchcock and
Swanson were appointed, to con
fer with secretary of state Bry
an on amending the Colombian
Representative Beakes. of
Michigan, proposed a constitu
tional amendment to make the
presiJantial term six years.
JACK CURLEV COJIING MONDAY.
1 Jack Curiey and family are- expected
to arrive here Monday and will make
this their home until after the Johnson-
f Wllard fight of which Mr. Curiey is
manager. He is coming direct from
New York and will be preceded by,his
secretary who will assist him in
handling the details of tta.e big fight in
ARMY GAPS FILLED
s stem w ere established, the danger of
disorganizing the existing organiza
tions of the mobile army in the conti
nental United States b- the addition of
untrained or raw levies in time of act
ive service would be obviated, but even
if this reserve form were instituted
there remains the necessity of supply
ing a more adequate enlisted strength
for the mobile army in the'contjnental
Tne a(1(mion or tnege sszs ennstea .
men would be a wise investment from I
thA atAnrlnnlnt nf ntnmimv tn that nn '
'The addition of these 628 enlisted
-apit- cort -.o tbi arovemrcont very!
mucn Jess man ine per capita cost or
maintaining our soldiers under exist
"If. this bill Is enacted and the troops
are aistribute i in t oms stat ons and in
the garrisons of outlying possessions as
know planned it will result in having in
continental unitea states a mobile
Sntiy of "49,000 men."
Mr. Garrison likewise recommends a
bill for the imrejse 'if Ihe number of
officers in the signal thorps.
One Editorial Worth Paper's Price
, , Malaga, Eddy County, New Mexico, Jan. 11, 1915.
Edi jr hi Paso Herald:
I would like to tell yon I think that splendid Editorial under the heading
of "Some Human Nature" is worth, the price of the paper.
Many Have Already Per
ished of Exhaustion Aftet
AS PARTIES DIG
Eleven Thousand Are Still
Buried at Avezzano, Ac
cording to Reports.
OME Italy, Jan. 15. While later
reports constantly increase the
toil of dead urd ir;ured as a ie-
sult of Wednesday's earthquake, rescue
work in Avezzano is becoming a
ghastly and nerve racking task. The
mutilated bodies of the townspeople
extricated from the ruins are bems
laid along the road which once led to
e railway station, some ot ine ooa-
iesvrre unrecognisable and frequentiv
are claimed as bodies of relations b
The worV of rescue was cemtinue.l
m.. jt - i.,. , . 1.1I.-Wfr '..
tuuiaud, MMiGiyL-rUJ n"1 rnpvTi-
I Some did: qonifpaH, either as a result ot
the earth shocks still occurring or dp
eause the debris supporting them was
removed by the workmen.
Many Died of Kxhaa-stian.
As the work Of rescue of the hun-
dreds still living goes on, it becomes
more and more apparent that many 'if
the inhabitants did not die of injuries
sustained in the earthquake, but as the
result of becoming exhausted and fro-
7An itiinn. frliA lnn hfinr, nf the Will-
j ter night .
Girl Rescued Alive.
One girl, who had been hanging b
her clothing for many bours from an
upper floor of a building, was finally
rescued alive. Count Felippo Resta, a
prominent resident of Avexzano. es
caped, though hs whole family of nine
and two servants were buried in the
collapse of their dwelling.
Figures given out early today indi-
f cated the dead would approximate 20.-
000 and the Injured 35,000. In tne ai
ternoon it was given out that probablv
only a few hundred of the 17,000 inhab
itants of Sora survived.
ll.eee Still Burled.
The Messaggero today prints a state
ment that the number of dead ait Avez
zano is larger than has been believed.
According to this paper, 11,000 persons
still lie dead beneath the ruins of the
It is impossible as yet to ascertain
the exact number of the dead and
wounded in Sora, Relief expeditions
have been hurried there and every hour
is bringing more harrowing particulars
of the destruction of the town.
The shocks were sd severe at Sora
that some buildings were apparently
removed from their foundations and
overturned some distance from their
original positions. The river Ltrie is in
Hany Towns Damaged.
' Among the towns that are said to
have been virtually destroyed are
Avezzano, Sora, Maglia.no, Capelle
Marse. Massadalbe. CollarmeJ. Gerchio.
i ceiano, tein. faterno, tsan r-eimo,
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trosano and Castronovme, while Pesci
na. Ortonamarsi, Samtelimo, San Be
detto. Ortucchio, Chocullo. Bisegna,
Balsorano. Canistro, Civitell, Adantino.
CastellafiuBii, Pagliotra and Sorba are
The king reacned the capital in hn
private car. to -which were attached
three coaches bearing 40 wounded.
These, like the other hundreds who aie
slowly reaching Rome, were disirtbuted
about the hospitals, regular and extra
ordinary, in the city.
Pope Offers Hospital.
Pope Benedict this morning offered
to the mayor of Rome the use of the
hospital of Santa Marta. The offer
The principal loss of life and proba
bly the chief property damaare arrears
di;- the chief property damage appear:
to have been in Avezzano and Sora. 1
mil-- awo-i -Dt.h n .-..- ti',u
Latest reports Dlace the number r.f
aeaa in Avezzano at 10.000 and in Sora
at 4000. In at least 60 other towns
more man 6000 have been killed.
From these towns come the majornv
of the injured. In Avezzano and Sora
almost every one was killed.
The situation in Avezzano is increas
ingly grae because of the destruction
of the aqueduct system and the con
sequent shutting off of the water sup
ply. Communication slowly is being
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