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hundreds meet death when EARTHQUAKE LEVEL8 BUILD INGS, BURYING OCCUPANTS. Survivors Describe Shocks as Terrify. In(j. the Air Being Filled With Choking, Blinding Duet, So That Sun Was Obscured. Rome.—Italy In again suffering from nn enriiiqtinke disaster, the ex tent of which Ims not yet been meas ured. It Is known, however, that hun dreds of people have been killed und thousands Injured. Many small towns and villages have been wrecked, and ulihougl auee Is being hurried from all purls of the country to the afflicted area, there is much suffering for want of food, medicines and shelter. It Is not yet possible to calculate how many hundreds are dead—the list at last reports showing close to 400 al ready reporti-d. There are ninny bod ies uuder the ruins, and there wounded also under the ruins hnve not yet been rescued, bettered to be many thousands of In jured ; the hospitals at Spezla have al ready received about 500, and 800 have been taken to oilier hospitals near by. Improvised hospitals com IHised of tents are caring for many others. iisslst arc who There ure All classes are combining In their efforts to render aid. Survivors describe the shock as ter rifying. The air was filled with choking, blinding dust, so black that the sun was lost to view. "It seemed like the end of the world," terrified peasants say. The great towers of medieval castles were »Imken or partiuily destroyed. The ducal palace of Mussn Carrara, which was the summer residence of Nn|»oleoi)'s sister, was seriously dam aged. to Is THE RE8ULT IN NEVADA. Oddis and Henderson Nominated for Senate at Primaries. Reno, Nevada.—Tasker L. Oddle was nominated by Nevada Republicans as the party candidate for United Staten senator. Oddie will oppose Charles B. Henderson, Démocratie In cumbent, and Miss Anne Martin, Inde pendent candidate, In the general elec tion. Charles R. Evans, Incumbent, was renominated by the Democrats for representative In congress. Arentx won the Republican nomina tion for representative in congress. Samuel Receive Mall by Airplane. Salt 1-ake City.—This city Is now on u transcontinental air mall route. The first regular consignment of mall to reuch this city by air arrived ut 5:03 O'clock Wednesday afternoon from tho cast when Lieutenant Buck Hel ron, a veteran of the air service, lund ed with Ida DH-4 plane No. loll at foueua Vista fleM. He from came Cheyenne and, despite numerous dif ficulties on the way, arrived with 38» pounds of mail and his plune In condi tion to continue Indefinitely. Restrict Sale of Stills. Washington.—In an effort to end Il licit distilling of intoxteatlug liquor, the treasury has decided to tighten reg ulations around the sale of stills and Hdd another check to Its menus of trac ing down their users. Manufacturers of stills are required by the new reg ulations to report nil sales, the names of purchasers and locations where the stills ure to be set up. ly by Judgment Given Against D. & R. Q. Denver.—In a writ of execution Is sued Wednesday by United States Dis trict Judge Robert E. Lewis, the ITUriH 1 JUgrshpl here lias been tfrtftfirlzeil to collect Judgment ugnlnst the Denver & Klo Grunde rnilroud, now In the hunds of the receivers, for $36.515,038.08, together with 8 per cent Interest, dating from January 7, 1919. Martial Law in Denver at End. Denver.—Shortly after Issuing a proclamation putting an eud to mili tary control of Denver und Its suburbs, Col. O. C. Ballou, military command ant, announced that 250 federal troops here on riot duty during the street railway strike would return to Camp Funston at once. of of ly by „ _... Rads Stop Revolts. tP Ixmdon.-Several serious revolts , against the Russian soviet govern- of ment bave broken out In the neighbor- , hood of Moscow, and have been sup- | pressed with much bloodshed, says a | ji dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph. Ship Corporation Officers on Trial. Seattle.—Charged with having made false claims for bonus on delivery of a hull constructed for the govern ment, seven officers of the Gray's Harbor Motor Ship corporation of Aberdeen, Wash., were placed on trial Wednesday. Charity Guest Diet Wealthy. New York.—When Peter Vldovltch, an 85-year-old charity guest of the municipal lodging house, died in a hos pital here, Wednesday, it was learned that be was possessor of a fortune ex ceeding $125,000 \ 't.. .. i •' j;rj ' f: ! :V 5 J il < 1 y 9 • A ■■ ■ 0 t m i - . '■.r* üi V SIR a; 1—Police routing u truck loud of New York I, . street ear strikers who were about to attack a street car. 2—In valided soldiers In Berlin taking part In a demonstration against further wnrfare. 3—Dr. L. S. Rowe (left), new director of the Pan-Auierlean union, and John Barrett, whom he suceeds. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS Attempt of Communists to Run Metal Industries of Italy Likely to Fail. TECHNICAL MEN HOLD OUT Lithuanians Open Hostilities Against the Polei Brltish Won't Release Irish Hunger Strikers—Destruc tlve Earthquake In Italy—De velopments In Politics. By EDWARD J. PICKARD. Soviet rule In the Industrial region of northern Italy came rather sudden ly, but It was not unexpected by those who were watching developments there. The experiment of the workers Is of great Interest, but the Indications are that It will be a failure. Employers In the big metallurgical works of that part of the country dertook to head off a threatened gen eral strike for Increased wages by put ting a lockout Into effect. The Imme diate result wns the seizure of the plants by the workers, who put them under the management of the soviets, and are trying to operate them on munlstlc principles. The owners did not resist, but the technical and ad ministrative stuffs unanimously fused to Join In with the others, and consequently tho latter are having n hard time hi making good. They have no one capable of directing their ef forts, and thousands of them are drift ing away and refusing to work at all. In the plants that are Hanning the Waste Is Said to be appalling. So far the communists have gener ally refrained from violence—Indeed, there has been no occasion for It Therefore the government has declined to Interfere, trusting that the employ ers and men will Anally adjust their differences. The government of Italy Is In u more precarious position thun any other of the great powers and cannot afford to antagonize the Inbor Ites and communists. liii com re If the soviet movement spreads to other Industries and Interferes with the public services and tiie provisioning of the people. Premier Glollttl uiay be forced to In tervene. In order to meet that event uality, It is said, the employees of the cominuulzed nutomoblle factories at Turin are bulldlpg armored cars and tnnks, and the airplane makers at Brescia flee mounting on planes ber of machine guns that were secret ly removed from the arsennl at Ven ice. The situation may be cleared up by two conferences that opened near the close of the week, a mim Italian manufacturers declare that the wage Increase demanded by the 600,000 metal workers employed by them would add at least 1,000.000,000 lire to their pay roll, and that this burden could not be sustained. They point out that Italy pays 18 times the pre-war price for coal, while England paya only three times, America only 8.6. France alx, and even Germany only 11. As a result foreign produc tion la replacing Italian. Polish troops, in their operations against the Russians, have run afoul of the Lithuanians, and hostilities have broken out between the two countries. The bone of contention is the province of Suwalkl, which is inhabited main ly by Lithuanians and was given to Lltbuanln by Russia when the Poles were driven out recently. Attacking smldemy. the Lithuanians defeated the Poles in the region of Seiny and then by forced marches advanced beyond the city of Suwalkl, with the evident lioetitlon of assaulting the Augustowo fortress, to which heavy Polish re-en forcements were rushed. Poland pro tested to the league of Nations against the action of Lithuania, bat that coun tP , refll(led t0 tccept the b) , ng that It does not recognize the lines of demarcation Axed by Kart Curzon , nd Marshal roch, but Is ready to ce«,*, hostilities sod negotiate a new ji ne . Of course, the Russian reds took advantage of this complication and re newed their attacks on the Poles, but with small success or utter failure. General Budenny, it was reported, was gathering large forces in the Prlpet marshes with which he Intended to move against either Lemberg or Lub la. E'redlctlons that the Germans would be unwilling or unable to disarm and properly Intern the mnny thousands of Russians who were forced ucross the East Prussian border have been Several times lately large bodies of these reds hnve recrossed the frontier and attacked Polish sltlons. fulfilled. 00 - They were captured or re pulsed, but Poland naturally Is peeved. She has sent notes to the allied ers, demanding that Germany be pel led to follow the rules of warfare and keep these bolshevik forces In stralnt. The Poles allege that the tire Third bolshevik cavalry corps In East Prussia has been neither dis armed nor Interned and their horses hnve not been taken away from them. They say these troops are in a posi tion to charge across the frontier whenever they wish, reply that they have insufficient reichs wehr troops to guard so many reds. The Independent Socialists of Ger many have turned against the Lenlne regime In Russia, and In conference at Berlin they declared against union with Moscow. Prof. Karl Ballod, of their wisest lenders, who has been In Russia for several months, told them the Russian soviet chiefs have failed to show that they can establish social ism In their country and have proved themselves wholly incapable of effect ing an economic restoration of Rus sia. He pictured the food, transporta tion and industrial conditions there „ deplorable. The Germans were high ly displeased with the antl-socialistlc policies adopted by Leulue and Trot sky. pow com re en The Germans Reports from southern Russia dur ing the week were contradictory. One day there would be a story of the de feat of Baron Wrangel's forces, and the next day dispatches telling of vic tories over the reds. At this time the latest report is that Wrangel's troops had surrounded the bolshevik! at Kach ovkn and that a Aerce battle progress with the bridge over the Dnieper river as the Immediate prize. The town Is of great strategic value. The Russians are using most of their reserves in combating Wraugel. The Polish general staff has declined undertake n Joint offensive against the reds "In combination with Wrangel, pointing out that peace negotiations at Riga are Imminent and that the al lied attitude prevents the renewing of the campaign unless the soviet eminent refuses equitable terms. " as of was in to gov At this writing Terence MacSwiney, Iprd mayor of Qork, was still alive, but Very Weak, and there wns no prospect of his relief save by death. This may be delayed n considerable time as he Is fed during his periods of Sir Hamar Greenwood, chief secretary for Ireland, on return ing from a visit with Lloyd George In Switzerland, announced : uncon sciousness. "The deci sion of the government Is final and Ir revocable. Neither the lord mayor of Cork nor any other Irish hunger strik er will be released. It would be monstrous thing If any prisoner, lltical or otherwise, could secure his release at will by refusing food." The British government has made It dear that the Irish need expect lit tle leniency as long as they continue their campaign of assassination against the constabulary and military hi Ire land. It was reported from Rome that the pope had Interceded in behalf MacSwiney. and the mayors of ber of American cities grams asking his release. Dispatches from London said Archbishop Mannlx of Australia might be permitted to go to Ireland within a few days, having convinced the authorities that he Is op posed to extremist measures and seeks to act as peacemaker. a p<> of a num sent cable to Earthquake Bhocks In northern Italy killed several thousand persons, made many more thousands homeless and did tremendous damage to property The region affected lies between Flor ence, Milan and the Adriatic Numerous towns and Tillages wholly or partly destroyed coast, were and edi flees famous for centuries were laid In ruins. The great Carrara marble quarries are about In the center of the shaken region, and It was reported that hundreds of workers were en tombed there. Relief agencies got into operation quickly, and King Victor Em manuel hurried to the scene to do what he could, directing the efforts of the rescuers, and feeding and consoling the survivors. Later in the week there were new quakes, in the Emilia district, caus ing further loss of lives and destruc tion of property. In matters political the presidential candidates and the campaign fund In vestigatlon had to share interest last week with some Important primaries. The results of these were not satis factory to the upholders of President Wilson's draft of the league covenant, for their opponents scored In three states, widely separated. Hampshire United States Senator Moses, who Is one of the "irreconcll ables," was renominated by the Re publicans, having a majority of 12,000 over H. L. Spaulding in a total vote of 45,000. league with the Lodge reservations ; what may have counted more, he was opposed to woman suffrage. Georgia's Democratic primaries suited in the nomination of Thomas E. Watson, former Populist, for United States senator. In New Spaulding advocated a re His opponents were Senator Hoke Smith and Gov. Hugh Dorsey, the latter making the an administration candidate and t: cepting the league as submitted by President Wilson. Watson has been open foe of the administration and opposes the league in any form. A third test was in Wisconsin, where the Republicans renominated Senator Irvine L. Lenroot, a Lodge reservation race as 1st Senator Brandegee was renominated by the Republicans of Connecticut and Senator Marcus Smith by the Demo crats of Arizona. Persistent digging by the senatorial committee on campaign funds brought out facts favorable to both sides. Among the witnesses heard was Harry M. Blair, assistant to Republican Treasurer Upham, and the author of the now famous "Form 101" plan for larger cities. He said that he had 250 copies of this ■circular made, locked most of them in a safe, but took ; eral to New York, where his idea raising the limit of subscriptions rejected by the Republican Consequently the circular was never Issued, but Mr. Blair admitted some copies might have got out and thus come into the hands of Mr. Cox. Dud ley S. Blossom of Cleveland gave evi dence In support of the Cox charge that special quotas were fixed for the arger cities, admitting that the Cleve land quota was *400,000, and that he was In charge of 20 teams named to raise that sum. He said that only $74.« »00 has been raised or pledged Other evidence heard by the commit, tee estabUshed the Cox charge that " if " J?® Rypubllcnn national com mittee there was a volunteer as well as a paid organization for raising fund ?j aDd refuted the Democratic candidate's charges that the Republl can fund was to be $16,000,000 thing like that, and that of more than $1,000 sev of was committee. or any subscrlptions were sought. and Urti WaS deVel0ped that state ,T na * erâ aU down the 1! n® toTu! , C q !'° tas the y "ere asked Vf*' " order to get the amount a-ked by the national committee A rosa from Augusta. 111 ., produced srt * he postlnas ter of that town soliciting contributions to the Denn* yg*?B Th T bore the r Charles Boeschensteln, Democratic national committeeman for Illionls. The Republican members »gating committee asked chenstein be of the inves that Boes summoned to explain. One Important event In the world of «port took place on Labor d j ^ ValD attempt Of Billy Miske to take away from Jack Dempsey tho heavyweight championship. The flih, was staged at Benton Harbor M lc h and was witnessed by some 20,(Joo men and a few women. Mr. Miske thè n thi b ^ he neVer had 0 cl,ance - In the third round Mr. Dempsey knocked Îôok ? Wn ,. and - 88 he shot d hook to the Jaw that tuat for the count a right put him on the MINES FULL VALUE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF NA TIONAL TAX ASSOCIATION FA VORS CASH VALUE PLAN. Resolution Favoring Substitute for Present Federal Excess Profits "ax Adopted—Favor Taxing of Sal arics of Public Officials. Salt Lake Oty.—The National Tax association convention closed on Sep tehmber 10, after a short business meeting, in which Zenas W. Bliss, for mer governor of Itliode Island, and now chairman of the board of tax com missioners of that state, was elevated to the presidency. He hud formerly been vice president and that position was filled by the election of Samuel Lord of the Minnesota tax commission, as vice president. Before adjourning the national tax conference held in conjunction with the convention of the association, held a spirited debate on the subject of tax ation of mines, the general opinion be ing they should be taxed at full cash value ; and also adopted a set of reso lutions, expressing disapproval of cer tain features of present tax systems, and urging that steps be taken to solve pressing problems in taxation which had been presented during the confer ence now closed. The conference was of the opinion that serious consideration should be given to devising some substitute for the present federal excess profits tax and securing the greatest practicable simplicity in matters of administration of federal taxes. The conference was of the opinion that exemptions of private property income from taxation should be fined within the narrowest possible limits. The delegates to the convention went on record as being unalterably opposed to the exemption of interest from mort gages from income taxation either federal or state laws, and that this conference is of the opinion that salaries of all public officials and the interest on future issues of federal, state or municipal obligations should be income taxation. Secretary Holcomb reported that analysis of the attendance at the vention showed 159 public officials, ninety-one representatives of taxpay ers, and eighteen economists, in addi tion to 340 women. This analysis had been made before the Arizona delega tion arrived, and the total attendance was about 360, he believed. Public of ficials had been 60 per cent of the male delegates, and taxpayers 34 cent. the association ever held. or Cl ili under an con In Of up the the est per It was the largest convention POISON FATAL TO ACTRESS. Olive Thomas, Stage and Screen Star, Succumbs to Mercurial Draught. Thomas, formerly widely known on the American musical stage and for several years past a mo tion picture star, died at 11 o'clock Friday morning in the American hos pital at Neuilly. She was taken to that Institution Sunday suffering from a slow poisoning, having swallowed a poisonous solution containing cury early that day by mistake, accord ing to Dr. Joseph Choate, the Ameri can physician in charge of the Recently Miss Thomas, who came to Europe with her husband, Jack Pick ford, had suffered from nervous de pression, it was said. First aid was promptly given her by Mr. Pickford when he returned Sunday to tue hotel where they were stopping, and found his wife in a serious condition, and every poss'ble effort was made at the hospital to counteract the effects the poison, but without avail. Paris.—Olive mer case. of Of for ing to Another Quake in California. Riverside, Cal.—An earthquake shock was felt here Friday morning about 6.15. It was of sufficient vio lence to awaken sleepers, and persons fled into the open until the tremors subsided. many No damage was reported. Faces Bank Robbery Charge. Leavenworth. — James who was released from the prison here Friday after serving five-year sentence robbing a postoffice in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, was arrested at the prison gate on a bank robbery charge. Negroes Replace Irish Workers. New York.—Negro workers on Fri day replaced the Irish longshoremen who deserted White Star liner piers two weeks ago in protest against the treatment of Archbishop Mannlx nnd Terence MacSwiney by British author ities. B Donovan, federal a on conviction of bo the Harmony. "Are you going to use music In campaigning?" "1 haven't decided." answered Sen ator Sorghum. "I never yet saw n good big singing society that could agree on their singing, not to tlon politics." yonr men ■n Extremes. How worried Jim seems to be over his baby's cutting Its first tooth." "Humph 1 the time to worry u when his last tooth cuts him ,» The Solemn Contr act of life should be comme«« Impresslvo flifts. The d j a ated ** wedding ring, bJa*. ^ v= lu , a , htt , „„J; X» BOYD PAM ■OVD PM HELP WANTED b' y r ? >, ' ç ? ntb| ïw>mi eui towns need barber*: eooa Apportn»"'**" formen over draftane Baffin .55 9« Rood as officers commission fL™' b 'h la Jew weeks. Call or write CoUese. 48 S. West *U£VKSj&§* REFUSED TO SI f AND MOURN miderly Lady a Shining Example * Those Who Can ri b . Abo P V(j * Vicissitudes of Fortune. 1 Thaw Is a white-haired this city, old lady la totnlly blind and partially deaf, noies the Minneapolis Journal In her earlier years she was a poli» matron, one of the uplifting, chcermr kind, that take more than a Jailer's interest In their wards. But In her later years she lost her eyesight. It is generally supposed" that about all that is left for a mortal bereft ol sight after middle age, is to sit mourn out the remnant . years, eared for by those blessed with all five senses. But not so with this woman. She learned that the state gives adult women four months of training In handwork at Faribault. She took the training In basket weaving. Now In her small apartment she makes bas kets rapidly, enthusiastically, artisti cally; and lives hopefully and com fortably, adding to the world's of cheer instead of subtracting from sum it More than half the world's popu lation can claim exemption from full days' labor by reason of physical In ability. A large proportion do beg ol and shift the load to others. The« Is a deal of grieving and self-pity among the physically imperfect; snd the world always lugs a load of tin leaning ones. But who with good eyesight can much complain, when those doomed for life to grope, keep on smilingly self-supporting In the dark! MINSTRELS' WORK IN «/ORLD Troubadours Led Men's Thoughts to Gentleness Amid the Ferocity of the Middle Ages. The tronbadours, called trovatore la Italy, originated In Provence, France. These minstrels of the middle ages, together with the practice of chivalry, helping to keep the world human at a period when Aghting and bloodshed oc cupied the minds of men. badour was received with open arms In the castles of great nobles and at the conrts of kings. He always knew there would be a place for him at the table, that he would have a generous portion of fowl roasted on the spit and as many goblets of wine as his thirst demanded. One can Imagine the great hall lighted here and there with torches In scones, the huge n^ place ablaze; the lord of the castle with his family In rich attire spark ling with Jewels, and in the ° all, the most Important Agtire f® r 01 moment, the slender young troubadour with his harp. He sings songs, worts and air of his own composition. Som Of them are old folk tales gnthere up and put into verse, legend of su passing feats of valor, of mirncu o prowess. Or they may puisai® the heart throbs of that old, 0,d '■ ever new, subject of love, and P e ™J* the young minstrel may steal nn slonal glance at his lordship s P r est daughter meanwhile. The trou Famous Landmark. The old windmill on the f 8m0B * few miles out of the chief landmark Its four sal 1 ", miles a"' 8 * Wimbledon common, a Of London, has been shorn feature that has made it a for many generations, which could be seen many have been removed, the common servators having been advised tna ing to thalr great age they were danger, not only to the structure, to those living in the mill bou old windmill P* 8 *" without tbs COB' tut demoath, The B strange appearance First Pullman Car. ^ In 1863 the Pioneer, name« thC Railroad. Tbi* lB ' great Inventor, was bo operated on a vention, which has been a venlence In travel, was the United States. The rm<*< em used |B first the lines as built on the same used. man cars now Hal' Ha! .„-bias." "Don't let the dle " nent .«n(l advises a corn-cure adverti.e "Wot chance, wot chancel Tommy Mack.—The Home Sector. It Has Been Don*. Make 'em cry! Any 0 v0(î eTat> le show me a * make people ® a " pi«»î know» ** do eta that! But you that can York Herald, aped on Its way by » bas, upon landing. ® uproarious mlrth_ caaae Suppose There's N ° ' 4 *^bln® a A new York Inventor rt 8 ^dinnif ■n Incandescent lamp w p*' 1- * 00 ^ electric hair dryer so that ttt d bidr can be given a ,1 * bt dried at the same time.