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THK OMAHA DAILY BEF.: fct'XDAY, APHIL 1.'. l!Kr.
SCIENTISTS VIEW ERUPTION
Story of Two Men Who Remained in
Obwrvstorj Dnrine Disturbance.
AWFUL GRANDEUR OF THE SCENE
Trol. Matteuccl and Prof, ferret
olleet Greut ttuautltr of Ontu
and tperlmeua that May
N'APLKH, April 14.-The Associated 1'ress
today succeeded In reaching the highest
Habitable point on Vesuvius, where I'rof.
Matteuccl, director of the Royal observa-
"iry. hug courageously held his pout
throughout the eruption. The noted scl
ntist was found to bo comparatively calm
i'nd undisturbed by hla recent fearful ex
IMTUacpB. For three days Prof. Matteuccl
und hla little band were cut off from the
outside world Their provisions ran low
mid their rations constated of cheese, bread
Mnd dried onions, until Prof. Matteuccl'
urgent telegraphic appeals led a venture
come guide to push through on Friday with
a Block of supplies for their relief. Mean'
time the professor had kept at his lnstru
nients taking observation! and making cal-
ulatlnns day and night whllo a perfect
inferno raged around him.
As he came forward to greet the corre
londent his blackened face and dust cov
ered clothes told of tho ordeal through
whieh he had passed, lie is of medium
height, stocky of build, with a ruddy face
and silver gray hair and moustache. His
appearance combines the Intellectuality of
the savant and the hardihood of the ath
bite. His rough garb seemed to belle his
profession, for he looked like a western
.owboy after a hard ride In a dust storm.
He wore a rough tweed Jacket over a
woolen shirt, which was hMd together at
ilia throat by a rough cord. A cloth cup,
trousers, leggings and heuvy boots com
pleted bis costume.
Great Ocean of Ashes.
The portico where he stood was knee
leep tn aphes which had been swept aside
to uinke i small footway. From the ol
eervatory terrace, to which narrow pattis
bad been cut through the ashes, the corrt
npondent looked out over an ocean f
iishes and twisted rivers of lava, while
Vesuvius rue grimly In a mantle of ashes
nnd shrouded with dark vapors rising like
a gigantic fan. Prof. Matteuccl was asked
to tell In his own way the story of the
cataclasm from the outNct. This he con
sented to do. and, speaking In good French,
nave the following detailed narrative:
"I lirst observed Mount Vesuvius giving
unusual signs about a month ago, when
the lava began to overflow, taking a south
west direction. This gradually Increased
as several small lava streams formed Into
tie great current. The real danger began
the middle of last week. Then un enormous
Htreatn of lava came from the summit,
jneeting the other streams which burst
from the lower strata. It was this that
overwhelmed Boseo Trecase. Throughout
the lava discharge the volcano was com
paratively quiet and without electrical phe
nomena or explosions. The only ominous
sign was the advancing wave and the cin
ders forming an enormous cloud In the
shape of a pine tree over the crater.
Terror Bea-lns Sunday.
"Our really terrible period came at 3
o'clock Sunday morning and lasted until 8
o'clock. The mountain, which hitherto had
lieen silent, suddenly gave out a deafening
roar and a great rent was made In Its
cone. Huge solid rocks were hurled sky
ward. Some of them fell near the observa
tory, threatening to cras.i In the roof, but
piflst of thetn Tell fur outside the observa
tory zone. There was no scoria In this dis
charge, but solid, bullet-like stones which
cut the roof and damaged the windows."
Prof. Matteuccl employed his hands as
well as his voice In order to depict the
continuous mass of stones rising like bombs
and ronian cardies.
."At midnight of Saturday," said Prof.
Matteuccl, "I ordered the women and chil
dren of the household removed. This was
Just before the rain of huge stones began
and I was then left with Prof. Perrct of
New York, my American assistant, and two
domestics. There was scarcely uny eating
and all domestic order was abandoned. We
snutched a few bites now and then: most
of the time 1 ate right hare," and the ob
server pointed to the remuins of a recent
meal on the desk In his study.
"Throughout Sunday enormous solid 1
blocks of stone rose to a height of ;,B00
feet from the craft' while ashes and sand
were thrown much higher, but towards
.Monday the terrlole shocks of earthquake
araduully diminish! d. The worst features
of the eruption was the unusual extent of
the electrical phenomena, the darkness be
Inv broken by vivid flushes of lightning
uMiiK the sky a blood-like color, with
"hurt, heavy penis of thunder Interspersed.
Thes. moments were terrible very terrible.
Yes, It was veritable hell."
Valuable Data Collected.
Asked If his scientific observations here
i Med valuable results. Frof. Matteuccl
"Observation was extremely difficult un
ilrr such disturbing conditions. The seg
uiatlc Instruments were badly affected by
the electrical currents, each explosion being
" Get t lie Cream -
Not only the inerry milkmaids
know that it's the tirnt comers that
got the cream.
Omaha's fastidious dreader
know that it's the first customers
that get the cream of our fabric
stock. So they are placing their
orders early tliiH year. Order
ing their iiu miner suits now. tiet
Uns their choice of uoli fiibrltn a
that new No. .'.J.T-'l Twilight tlrajr
Iiewboro Cross Stripe, the soft, quiet
pfTevts lit a fabric that always looks
rlc-h yet wears like a ilc-e of cow
hl.le. We are making this fabric Into
the long-suit style for $35.
I 'hone Doug. I. J04-SOS S. lth
Next door to Wabash ticket office.
F.ul. be arsfMIBTl
bv sll aniesl.
For Kidney and
announced by a violent movement of the
Instruments, which seemed ready to burst
The professor sounded a long rasping
R" like a succession of nnlck tans on a
drum, which, he said, resembled the noise
made by the seismograph when affected by
a violent explosion
"Compered with other great eruptions,"
continued the observer, "this Is one of tho
most Important In the history of Vesuvius.
Its effects were less terrible than those
of the eruption of the year '79 when Pom
pell was buried, but It equals In intensity
the great eruptions of lfi.11 and 1T2. What
results this eruption will yield to science
Is pot yet certain. Eruptions are not exact
In science. You cannot count on Vesuvius;
each of lis eruptions has Its characteristics.
This one was marked by an abundance of
electrics! phenomena. I have already col
lected ouantltle of cinders and scoria for
comparison with similar matter from other
eruptions and later I v. Ill collect large
The professor pointed to the shelves In
his laboratory, where were plates contain
ing cinders varying In size and bottles
filled with ashes and also In the room were
enormous stones each labelled with the
date of Its ejection from the volcano.
Future la I neertaln.
Asked concerning Meant Vesuvius In the
future. Prof. Matteuccl replied:
"I am unable to tell with any degree of
certainty. I sincerely hope this eruption
Is over, but who can tell whether another
terrible convulsion may not come during
the next minute. However, all my pre
dictions point to a period of calm for tho
next few days and therefore, I am hopeful.
But I was hopeful. last night, although a
serious explosion occurred at 10 o'clock In
the evening without any warning."
Frof. Matteuccl handed the correspond
ent a stone the slse of a three-Inch shell
as a souvenir of his visit, saying: "These
are very precious stones. Some of them
have hit me at one time or another. They
represent my wounds."
He then led the way to - his sleeping
quarters, which showed the confusion that
existed throughout the domestic branch of
the observatory during the eruption. As
be turned to the portico Vesuvius gave
uimther deep groan, ending with a fearful
explosion which blew off a portion of Its
"flee." exclaimed the professor, "the
eruption may be resumed at any moment.
That explosion rent the westerly cone."
Mount Vesuvius presented a majestic
spectacle from this point of vantage at the
observatory. This was far Inside the outer
circle of smoke which hides the volcano
from Naples. The great monster stood out
clearly under the bright sunlight. It was
entirely white, like a snow-covered moun
tain, ashes having turned its former deep
green color. Its contour also had changed.
The gigantic. Jagged cone no longer rose
like the setting of an enormous Jeweled
ring. Instead the top now forms a grace
ful curve, harmonizing the gradual slope
of the foothills. The white surface of the
mountain Is silt here and there aa with
a giant sabre stroke, leaving gulches
through which lava courses. The wrecked
remnant of the funicular railway lay at the
bottom of one of these gulches, some of the
twisted cable protruding from the ashes.
Prof. Ferret's Observations.
Singularly, an American scientist Is the
only one sharing Prof. Matteuccl's oppor
tunlties of observation. This is Prof. Frank
A. Perret of New York.
"1 have been here only three months,'
says Prof. Perret. "I came to Italy orig
Inally for my health. I had studied volcano
disturbances and met Prof. Matteuccl. We
became mutually interested and he honored
me by inviting me to share his observations
as an honorary assistant. Tho post of
assistant to which I was recently appointed
by the I'nlverslty of Naples came at
most fortunate moment, as It permitted my
observation of this tremendous disturbance,
which Is beyond the faintest conception
cf those outside the Immediate terrors of
Vesuvius. The most terrible moment came
Saturday night. I had gune to Uosco Tre
case for the purpose of photographing the
lava stream that was then deluging that
town. I Returned to the observatory about
midnight. The dynamic force of the main
crater increased enormously and new crater
mouths opened In the mountain side within
ten minutes of each other. This caused
Immense havoc. From Naples crowds
Hoiked to Bosco Trecase to witness the
sight, which was grander there than at
any other point.
"At midnight the situation in the observ
atory was terrible. The ground rocked un-
I der It and It was Impossible to stund llrmly
on one's feet. The roaring of the main
crater was deafening; the volcano operated
like a fountain, its discharge rising and
spreading and then falling over a great
area. The electric phenomena was terri
fying. The claps of thunder were Incessant,
with a lurid play of lightning. The cause
of the phenomena was friction from the as
cending particles generating electricity,
which displayed itself in incessant lightning
and thunder claps.
(Irene of Awful Grandeur.
"No one thought of sleep, but all stood
gazing at the awful scene. At 3 o'clock In
the morning the lowest station seemed to
be burning and at 3:30 o'clock the whole
cone broke open with a tremendous earth
quake shock. Red-hot projectiles were pre
cipitated toward Mount Somma and the
observatory. That seemed to be the crit
ical moment and the brigadier of the car
bineers ordered a retreat. We made our
way to a small house down the mountain
side, but even there the rain of'stoncs
continued. One of the carbineers was struck
on the head and badly cut. After this the
intensity of the eruption steadily decreased.'1
In the Stricken Districts.
I The mountain climb gave the correspond
i ent an opportunity to see the desolation In
! the stricken districts. The route was
through Portlcl and Kesina, puling over
Herculaneum to Pompeii. Here the ashes
had fallen to the depth of three feet und
I hundreds of military wagons and a Bquad
of soldiers were piling them in four paral
lel drifts ten feet high, through wnteh filed
a motley throng of fugitives and lines of
mililaiy wagons. The fugitives v. ere a mis
erable lot. covered with rags. Many of
them were young children, who carried ba
bies in their arms, some of the latter hav
ing bright new toys, the result of the mis
applied charity from the fashionable valla.
Portlcl was a sorry sight. The houses
were streaked with mud and ashes up to
the window sills. Five hundred refugees
were gathered before the city hall de
manding help. Ponpeli and Herculaneum
were clos d up. huge piles damming the en
The lower loie of the mountain Is doited
with villas and parks in which the orange
trees were all blasted under the rain of
ashes. The donkey on which the corre
spondent rode labored through ashes three
feci deep. A weird silence prevailed for
even the birds have disappeared. The
route was Over the lava beds ejected in the
eruption of 1871 und these lay In distorted
masses like an ice Jam. Naples was faintly
visible below through a curtain of smoke.
As the correspondent Journeyed upward a
new crater suddenly burst end from the
summit of the volcano enormoos masses of
sand and mist shot skyward. The monster
trembled, seeming about to renew its con
vulsions and tne native guides hesitated,
declaring that a warning had already been
given of another outbreak today. Fnr
tunstelr it was a passing manifestation.
Tcwsrd the top of the mountain the plv
ture was one of unutterable desolation, but
natives, strangely yiersistent sod wrinkled
With age, emerged from their dugojis Just
below the observatory offering milk and
eggs to the party. Vesuvius has no terrors i
for them. While descending after the In
terview with Prof. Matteuccl the sounds of
a mandolin came ftom one of the dugouts
which was scarcely visible above the desert
Italian People t.lve Thanks.
The news from Vesuvius continues to be
satisfactory, the sun is shining brightly
this morning and the last vestige of the
eruption are disappearing from Naples.
The work of cleaning and sweeping Is still
going on here, but the city has about re
sumed Its normal appearance, while the re
ports from the villages and towns In the
region of Vesuvius say that the people are ,
gradually returning to their homes; that j
the stores are being reopened and that the
inhabitants of the town which suffered the
leaFt are actively engaged In repairing their
damaged homes and churches and in open
ing up the roads, tn which they are assisted
by the troops and government engineers.
This being Pabato Santo, or the Saturday
before F.astcr, the churches of this city are
overcrowded with worshipiiers of all
classes, from the lady In an elegant velvet
gown arriving In a magnificent carriage,
to the humble beggar glfl who finds It diffi
cult to afford the cheap handkerchief on
her head, as the churches In Naples partic
ularly are common meeting ground for the
princesses and peasant. Err-ry religious
function today was a thanksgiving for the
danger passed, while requiem masses were
celebrated for the repose of the victims of
the volcanic disaster.
Desolation on Mountain.
Near the statue in the cathedral of the
patron saint of Naples, San llennaro, a
child was engaged In specially earnest
player. Afterwards as she left tho ca
thedral looking particularly happy, she
was questioned as to what was the boon
she had been asking of San Gennaro, to
which the girl replied:
"That the saint will cause the queen to
come and live In Naples, aa she brings
good luck. The volcano is afraid of her."
The feeling of Joyous thanksgiving in
Naples contrasted strongly with the
mournful scenes witnessed in the deso
lated districts, relatives weeping over
their dead and priests going from house
to house blessing the homes of tho be
reaved, while above them was Mount
Vesuvius still retaining a threatening ap
pearance. Several more bodies were found at otta
Jano today. That territory has been thor
oughly disinfected as were San Giuseppe
and Santa Anastasia.
Part of the roof of the depot at Torre
del Oreco fell today, but no one was In
jured. An abundant rain of ashes fell at Pompeii
and a party from the polytechnic Institute
In London was blocked there for mainour's.
VARNISHING DAY AT PARIS
Annual "how of 'National Society ol
Fine Arts Attracts Brilliant
PARIS. April 14 This was "Varnishing
Day" of the thirty-sixth annual exposition
of the National Society of Fine Arts and It
attracted a brilliant gathering to the grand
palace. In spite of the presence of & num
ber of good works by French and American
artists, the salon this years marks a lower
artlstlo level than that of last year.
No picture stands out pre-eminently nor
are there any absolutely bad. Impression
ism seems to be on the wane and the ex
travagances often shown und sometimes
admired are now rare. The absence of any
pictures of Sargent creates a regretable
void In the American rank, while other
prominent American artists do not exhibit.
America otherwise is well represented In
number and quality. Boldini has some
very talented but contortionist portraltB,
Walter Gay has several charming Interiors.
Mrs. MacManles a handsome decorative
panel and Rolshoven exhibits a good por
trait. Other American painters who at
tract attention are Darling. Field. Alexan
der. Harrison, Chllds. Hassam. Oare,
Melchers Travis, I'lman, T'pton and Vail.
Among the French artists Carolus Duran
shows two unusually good portraits.
TVIIermlte has four pictures, two of which
aro especially fine, and Iatouche excels
with some decorative panels displaying
great subtlety of workmanship and har
mony of color. TJamard, Blunche. Dagnan
Bouveret. Oourlois. Dinet. Carrlgo. Mes
lerleher. Roll, Simon. Thaulow exhfblt
some very good work. Jean Veber nttracts
attention through his serio-comic vein. Two
pictures by Woog are charming. Borchardt
displays a large portrait of the German
emperor which attracts crowds of people.
It Is specially puirded by police to prevent
possible mischief on the part of French
SAN MARINO LOSES VOTERS
Smallest Republic May Die Because
Its People Leave for
ROME. April 14.-(SpeciaI Cablegram to
The Bee.) The steady decrease In the num
ber of citizens in the republic of San
Marino has given rise to the fear that
the republic may die for want of voters.
According to the t'orrlete Delia Sera, there
are but 1.700 electors in Saa Marino at
present, including widows. A large pnv
portion of the citizens emigrate every
vear to Switzerland and Italy In search
The republican assembly has decided
to abolish the executive council, the mem
bers of which are elected for life. Here
after members will be elected by the people
for three years only. San Marino, It Is
well known, is the smallest republic In
the world as well as one of the oldest.
Before its government was placed in the
hands of the executive council, better
known as the council of sixty, the re
public was ruled by a general assembly
composed of the heads of families.
I n 0.
GREAT 15 DAYS' SALE
OF HIGH GRADE PIANOS
Omaha's Largest and Finest Piano
Store Offers Most Extraordi
nary Bargains of Year
vjt ONDAY MORNING we inaugurate the most
sensational sale of pianos and piano players
ever known in Omaha, 450 instruments, all stand
ard makes, will be sacrificed at less than factory cost.
Wo have just closed a week of extraordinary business tbe greatest in our history. The magnifiieent bar
gains ottered during this greatest of nil great sales, raised even the Sehmoller ,& Mueller standard of value-giving,
which has long been acknowledged supreme. We intend to make this FIFTEEN DAYS SALE OF PIANOS so con
spicuous in the annals of our piano store that it will stand side by side'with last week's general sale in our record
Brand New Pianos for $150, for $250, for 0350
AND EQUALLY ASTONISHING VALUES AT EVERY PRICE BETWEEN
Do not delay a single hour, but come at once if you would reap the greatest benefit 'from this remarkable sale.
Values like these cannot be approached under ordinary business conditions. You may never have a chance like this
again to buy a Steinway, Steger, Emerson, Hardman, A. B. Chase, McPhail, Vose & Sons, Kurtzman or fourteen other
celebrated makes. "We are prepared to please you, no matter what price you want to pay. If $100 is your price we
will give you the best $100 piano to be found in Omaha. If you want to spend $350 it will buy more piano value here
than anywhere in the city. Ycu have our absolute guarantee of full value for every dollar you spend. Every instru
ment marked in plain figures our prices the same to all.
WIvITK FOR HIKE CATALOGUE AND BARGAIN LI8T. WE SHIP TIANOS EVERYWHERE
TERMS TO SUIT YOUR COilVEIIIEUCE
Evuryon of thus Instrument In this sal f uarsntd wHhadtUd
dvantag of libaral axchang prlvilf. STOOL and SCARP PREE
huTuOlieir GvUyellfleir IPoaini o
1311-1313 FARNAM STREET
SHAW RELIEVES SITUATION
National City Bank Permitted to Draw
Gold from Treasury'
SPECIE FROM LONDON IS ANTICIPATED
Secretary of Treasury Permits Sev
Practice In Hrgard to Cash
Desired by Banks of
NEW YORK, April 14. Announcement
that Secretary of the Treasury Slmw has
permitted tho National City uank to draw
gold from the t'nlted Slates Treasury de
partment pending the arrival here of gold
engaged by this bank for Import from
London was made today.
Tho bank Was allowed the use of this
government gold upon depositing bonds
sufficient to rover the amount of the Im
port. Gold engaged by the .National City
bank for Importation from London amounts
to over J10,000,000.
An engagement of tfi.OOO.OOO gold In Lon
don for importation to the United States
was announced by the National City bank.
The gold advanced by the Treasury de
partment Is to be returned by the bank
Immediately upon rectipt of the European
Reason for .Yew Plan.
Secretary Shaw, speaking of the ground
for this action, which Is a new move on
the part of the Treasury department, made
the following statement In this city today:
The price of exchange having reached a
point where gold ought to hae been Im
ported, and b -llovlng tho renson why it
was not engaged to be the loss on Its uie
durlug trannit. the subtreusury at Kew
York was authorized on Thursday after
noon to accept bonds nvalluhle ax security
to Having banks and to Increase the de
posit of any national hank de-tiring to im
port gold to any amount not exceeding
ti.WiO.OoO to any one bunk, the same to be
returned Immediately on the arrival of the
gold. On KridHy the limit was removed
authorizing the acceptance of security and
to Increase the dfxflt to any amount when
asHtired that the money would be Immedl
ntely used In the engagement of gold for
shipment to the I .'nlted States. Twelve
million dollars have thus heen distributed.
Secretary Shw called attention to the
fact that In this way the banks will be
able to Import gold without losing Its use
during shipment. Formerly the banks were
permitted to count In their reserve gold In
transit. This rule has been changed and
man said that the ordinance suspended the
right of tre city to purchase the gas plant
so long as the gas company supplied na
ural gas and that this right of the city to
buy the plant was worth millions.
After hearing the arguments on the case.
Judge Brumback denied the application for
the restraining order on the grnrund that
the Injunction granted by the circuit court
several weeks ago restraining the council
from passing an objectionable gas fran
chise was rtill In force and that a new or
der was unnecessary.
The council met tonight, but the gas or
dinance was not put In the budget and no
business of Importance was transacted.
PANIC IN CHICAGO CHURCH
Ory of Fire Start Crash "Whioh Results in
SCORE. OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN HURT
Pastor Partly Quiets Coagres;atlon
When Floor Gives Wit luder
Croird Massed In Center
BISHOP SPALDING TALKS
Peoria Prelate Doubts Reoort that
He Is tu Rreelte a
, Red Hat.
PEORIA. III.. April M. HUliup Spalding
said today he would serve on the coal
strike commission If necessary.
"I will consider 11 my sacred duty to
sere with the Mrlke commissioners If they
are called together," said the commissioner,
"but I am fur from a well man and 1 hope
that my services will not be needed."
In sneaking of the recent rumor that he
might be appointed a cardinal, the bishop
'I have understood that my name was
under consideration by the pope, but I
am of the opinion that If another cardinal
Is appointed in America. New York City
will get the honor. I have also understood
that Archbishop Ireland was under con
sideration. "As for myself I am sstlsfled lo remain
bishop. A cardinal has little power over
the church in Ids country, although the
honor is very gTeat."
Th bishop is greatly Improved In health.
the new rule Is now adopted of advancing i
the money on proper security to be returned
Immediately on the arrival of the gold.
Lincoln Heads Truffle Bureau.
nT. Lol'IS. April It-The hoard of man
agers of the St. Lbuis trafflu bureau an
nounced today the appointment of i. Ot
l.iiHohi. udsmtaiit freight trsrttc manager
of l he Missouri Pacific railroad, as commis
sioner of the St Louis traffic buret, jf.
fec:ive May 1. Mr Lincoln headquarter
ui .xiMui ars in Karuuis I'ily.
MAYOR NEFF WILL NOT ACT
Kansas City Executive Promises Court
He Will Sot Introduce Uas
KANSAS CITY, April H.-In the circuit
court here today arguments were heard
on the order granted last night temporarily
restraining the city council from r"i"'"t
an ordinance granting a natural gas fran
chise to the Kansas City Gis company.
Mayor J. II, Neff, who appeared In court
and was questioned by Judge Hrumbuik,
promised the court tbatie would not again
present the ordinance to the council, ami
therefore suggested that the proceedings
might slop. The Judge, however, stated
frankly that the mayor might honestly
change his mind before night and again
Introduce the ordinance and so ordered the
arguments to continue.
Mayor Neff admitted that be had prom
ised the gas company that be would Intro
duce the franchise and sign It If passed.
"But now," added Mayor Neff. I propose
to submit it back to the people and let
the Incoming administration pass upon It."
Frank Hagerman. one of the attorneys
for thuae seeking to have the restraining
erder made permanent, declared:
"A majority of the council are acting
promptly to pes this ordlnaiioe." Ilager-
DOWIE NOT AFTER THE CASH
More Than Money Must Be Considered
In Settling- Trouble at
CHICAGO, April H.-Emil C. AV eitin of
counsel for John Alexander Dowle today
promulgated a denial of the statement that
the Zlon City difficulties would lie compro
mised by allowing Dowle 5 per cent of the
totnl assets of the community.
The trouble, he states, will never be set
tlod on a basis of dollars and cents. Mr.
M'etten adda that he entertains a llvoly
hope that a settlement will be made cut
of court as negotiations to that end con
tinue. Today the writ which a deputy sheriff
vainly attempted to serve upon Dowie,
when he arrived in the city, was read to
him in his rooms at the Auditorium by
Deputy Sheriff Wilson. The summons is
In a civil suit brought against Dowle for
5uu by a local alienist.
Judge V. V. Barnes of Zion City and At
torney Jacob Newman, representing Voliva,
and Attorney Knill C. Wetten. represent
ing Dr. Dowle, were in conference the
greater part of the day In an endeavor to
decide upon a common ground that might
lie used as a starting point for an amicable
settlement of the trouble. At the conclu
sion of these conferences the participants
stated that no agreement or a starting
point upon which to reach a settlement
had been arrived at. They were unanimous,
however. In stating that the prospect for
a peaceful solution of the trouble was by
no means hopeless.
Attorney P. C. Haley, associated with
Mr. Wetten in the Interests of Dowie,
stated today that he was still busily en
gaged upon the bill in chancery petitioning
that the transfer of the property at Zlon
City from Voliva to Financial Manager
Alexander Granger be set aside. Attorney
Haley states emphatically that this docu
ment will be filed when It has been com
pleted, If by that time the peace negotia
tions have come to naught.
Dr. Dowlo will spend Easter In his apart
ments at the Auditorium Annex.
Overseer Voliva today declared that be
fore any settlement with Dowle on a finan
cial busls could be considered he must first
settle with those persons who are pressing
for a return of money they put Into Zlon
for purposes other than those for which
they claim the "first apostle" used It.
had on the congregation the boy ran away
and the police have been unable to find him
or to learn his Identity.
Floor Beams Give Way.
When the alarm of tire was first given
the pastor and ushers endeavored to quid
the congregation, explaining that there was
no danger, but their words had no effect
and in a moment tho center aisle was u
mass of struggling humanity.
Up to this time there had been no fatal
ities, and except for torn garments there
had been no damage. Just then however, the
beams supporting the conttal part of the
floor broke and the congregation, Until
then Intent only en reaching the front en
trance of the church, turned to the rear.
When the floor swayed and bent those near
est the new point of danger turned and
fought with those pressing from behind lit
the hope of reaching a safer place. It Was
at this point that Mrs. Kanlk and two of
the children were killed. The Hermanek
girl succeeded In freeing herself from this
Jam, but was crushed to death In trying to
make her escape from one of the small
doors In the rear of the church.
CHICAGO. April 14. During a panic
which followed a cry of "fire" tonight
while too persons were participating In the
Eeaster eve services In St. Ludmllla's
Roman Catholic church, Twenty-fourth
street and Albany avenue, three children
and one woman were killed and a score of
others Injured, several seriously.
The majority of the worshippers in the
church at the time the false alarm of fire
was given were women and children, and
!" w'r ,n 1 un,,led m ISRAEL LUDLOW FATALLY HURT
B"ia iv y: i rom inn supposed Ganger.
Many persons Jumped through the windows,
but the greater portion crowded to the
center aisle. The extra weight proved too
much for the floor and some of the beams
supporting it broke. The cracking of the
timbers Increased the fright of the now ter
rified women and children and everyone
In the place became panlcstrlcken, men,
omen and children fighting desperately
with each other In an effort to reach the
outside. The women and children suffered
most In the struggle, and when the church
was finally emptied three children were ly
ing dead In the aisles and onii woman was
so badly hurt that she died while being re
moved to the hospital.
List of let I ins.
MRS. KATE KANIK, knocked down and
trampled upon: died from Internal hemor-
EMMA HOTK A, i years old,-trampled to
BARBARA HERMANEK, 10 years old,
crushed in the crowd
L1LLIE Cl'NAT, years old, trampled
The most seriously injured were:
Bessie Llfak. 5 years old. crushed about
body and Internally injured; condition seri
ous. Albert Chevak. hurt Internally, cut and
bruised about head and body.
Mrs. Annie Kodak, hurt Internally and
severely bruised about body: will probably
Fully a score of other persona, prin
cipally children, were more or less Injured,
but none fatully.
A boy's prank was responsible for the
accident. While Rev. M. Farnik. pastor of
the church, was offering the evening
prayer, use of a crowd of boys who had
been loitering outside the church suddenly
pushed open the front door and shouted
"lire." Seeing the serious effect his words
Inventor of the Aerop1a.no Has His
Rack Broken hy Fall fvitk
ATLANTIC BEACH. Fla.. April H.
Tsrael Ludlow of New Tork, Inventor of the
aeroplane, was so badly Injured by a fall
here today that he will probably die. ,
Mr. Ludlow has been making ascensions
In his aeroplane here. Which Is on of the
features of the automobile races. Today,
In tow of two automobiles, he ascended
to a height of 1.10 or 100 feet, when his
aeroplane encountered a strong south wind,
which was blowing with such force that
It broke the bamboo supports, and the
wings of the aeroplane, shutting, pinned
him to his seat. With Its occupant pinned
In the aeroplane fell to the beach. Two
of Mr. Ludlow's vertebrae were knocked
out of line, paralysing his lower limbs. He
was taken tonight lo New York to seems
the attention of a specialist.
MINERS RETURNING TO WORK
Scale la Signed by Two Coaspai
Which Refuaed to Grant
UNION BANK FOR CHICAGO
Katluaa Inatltntlon Promoted by
Organised Labor Will Open
for Ruslness May If).
CHICAGO, April 14.-It was announced
today that the Commonwealth Trust and
Savings bank, an Institution promoted by
organized - labor, will open Its doors for
business May 10. The capital of the bank
Is Ulitf.foi and all of the directors except
one are members of labor organizations.
None of the bank's officials will be taken
from the ranks of organized labor, but u'l
will he practical banking men.
PITTSBt HO. April 14.-The l. miners
of the Great Lakes Coal company At Kay
lor. Pa., who were called nut on a strike
yesterday because the company refused
to sign the wage scale, returned to work
today, the scale having been signed.
GREENVILLE), Pa., April 14.-The min
ers and operators of the Mercer and Butler
county fields of the Pittsburg district
reached an agreement o;i the wage scale
last night for two yean, dating April 1,
ltuC The miners were granted an advance,
but It Is a compromise en the 13 scale
demanded. About l.bnO miners will return
to work Immediately.
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