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to the people in all matters of im
portance. "Wherever there is gross disparity
between the assessed taxable valua
tions of railroad, telephone and tele
graph properties and private prop
erties, we specifically insist upon the
property of railroads, telephones and
telegraph corporations in Kansas pay
ing its fair proportion of the burden of
public expenses. We insist that it is
not only the duty of the individual
but of the official as well to obey the
law. We demand the enforcement of
all laws, not only those prohibiting
the sale of intoxicating liquors, but
the law malting it a felony to com
mit larceny from the state treasury,
and all other laws n the state stat
ute books, and we demand that the
law requiring the governor to inspect
and count the funds in the state treas
ury, and report its condition, be com
GREAT EARTHQUAKES AND
A writer in the Denver News pre
sents the following list of "The
World's Greatest Earthquakes:"
63 A. D. Herculaneum and Pom
peii partially destroyed by violent
105 Four Asiatic, two Grecian and
two Galatian cities overturned.
358 Nicodemia destroyed, with all
557 Thousands perished in Con
stantinople. 742 Over 500 towns destroyed in
SySrla, Palestine and Asia; awful
loss of life. -
1137 At Catania, Sicily, 15,000 bur
ied in the ruins.
1158 In Syria, 20,000 perished.
1186 A Calabrian city and all its
inhabitants overwhelmed in the Adri
atic. 1268 In Ctfiia, 60,000 perished.
1456 Naples, 40,000 killed.
1531 Lisbon, 30,000 buried in city's
1596 Thousands perished in Japan.
1626 Thirty towns near Naples de
stroyed; 70,000 killed.
667 At Schmaki, 80,000 perished
in shocks within three months.
1682 Port Royal, Jamaica, destroy
ed; 3,000 lost.
1693 Fifty-four cities and towns
and 300 villages destroyed in Sicily;
100,000 lives lost.
1703 Jeddo, Japan, ruined; 200,000
1716 At Algiers, 20,000 dead.
1731 At Peking, 100,000 swallowed
1746 Lima and Callao demolished;
18,000 buried in the ruins.
1754 At Grand Cairo, 40,000" per
ished. 1755 Kaschan, North Persia, de
stroyed; 40,000 killed;
1755 Lisbon, practically wiped out
within eight minutes. Upward of
include all affections of the brain, spinal cord
and nerves; they embrace head troubles, such
as Dizziness, Dullness, Headache, Fits, Blues,
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50,000 perished in the ruins and by
being ingulfed by a tremendous seis
mic wave. The shock was felt as far
as Scotland, and many cities suffered
severely. In Morocco more than 12,
000 persons lost their lives.
1759 Baalbec, in Syria, destroyed;
1797 All the country from Santa
Fe to Panama shaken; 40,000 dead.
1812--At Caracas, 12,000 lives lost.
1822 Aleppo destroyed with 20,000
of its inhabitants.
1842 At Cape Haytien, Santo Do
mingo, two-thirds of the town de
stroyed; 5,000 dead.
1857 Over 10,000 killed . in Cala
bria. 1868 Many towns in Peru and
Ecuador wiped out; 25,000 persons
1896 Northwest of Japan 1,000 per
ished by earthquake and over 20,000
by attendant seismic wave.
1905 Northern India, 400 perished.
1905 Several towns in Calabria
District, 500 lulled, thousands ren
1906 Formosa, 2,000 killed, $15,000,
Following is a list of great fires in
the United States:
Richmond, Va. Theater, governor
and many leading citizens perish;
December 26, 1811.
New York City 600 warehouses de
stroyed, loss $20,000,000; December 16,
Washington, D. C. General post
office and patent office burned; De
cember 15, 1836.
Charleston, S. Co. 1,158 buildings
consumed; April 27, 1838.
New York City 46 buildings burn
ed, loss $10,000,000; September 6,
Pittsburg, Pa. 1,000 buildings, loss
$6,000,000; April 10, 1845.
New York City 1,300 dwellings de
stroyed; June 28, 1845.
New York City 302 stores, four
lives, loss $6,000,000; July 19, 1845.
Albany, N. Y. 600 buildings, steam
boats, piers, etc., Iobs $3,000,000; Sep
tember 9, 1848.
St. Louis, Mo. 15 blocks of houses,
23 steamboats, loss $3,000,000; May
San Francisco, Cal. 2,500 buildings
destroyed, many lives lost, loss $3,
500,000; May 3-5, 1851.
San Francisco, Col. 500 buildings,
loss $3,000,000; June 22, 1851.
Washington, D. C 35,000 volumes
Congressional Library burned; Decem
ber 24, 1851.
Syracuse, N. Y. 100 buildings, loss
$1,000,000; November 8, 1856.
New York City Crystal Palace and
exhibits destroyed; October 5, 1858.
Portland, Me. Almost destroyed,
10,000 people made homeless, loss
$15,000,000; July 4, 1866.
Chicago, 111. Great fire, 17,450
buildings and 200 lives lost, 98,750
people made homeless, loss over $200,
000,000; October 8-9, 1871.
Michigan Forest fires, 18,000 per
sons made homeless, villages destroy
ed, 4,000,000,000 feet of timber de
stroyed; October, 1871.
Boston, Mass. 800 buildings de
stroyed, loss $80,000,000; November
295 lives lost;- -December 5, 1876.
Hoboken, N. J. Steamship piers,
250 perished; 1900.
Patersbn, N. J. 26 business blocks
burned, loss $10,000,000; February 9,
Cincinnati, O. Pike Opera house,
loss $1,500,000; February 26, 1903.
Chicago Iroquois theatre, 572
burned; December 30, 1903.
Baltimore, Md. 20 lives lost, 55
buildings destroyed, loss $45,000,000;
February 7, 1904.
New York Steamer General Slo-,
cum, 1,020 periah; June 10, 1W.
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