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Fair Tonight and Friday;
Yesterday's Circulation, 40,000.
WASHINGTON. THUHSDAY EVENING, DEOEMBEB 12, 1012.
rmoE ONE CENT.
OLD SANTA BUSY
At Least 10,000 Will Be
Cared for If St. Ncholas
Girl Has Her Way.
POLPS BENEFIT TO
PROVIDE BIG AID
Many Little Ones Forget to Send
Addresses In Requests
Not only can friends of tbe St
Nicholas Olrl holp her In providing
a truly Merry Christmas for the
10,000 poor little children in Wash
ington, but they also can give to
themselves a thoroughly pleasurable
time by attending the big benefit per
formance to be held in Poll's Thea
ter next Tuesday afternoon.
Through tho courtesy and gener
osity of the management of the thea
ter, a percentage) of the receipts from
that performance will be given to the
Banta Claus mud of The Washington
More Pathetic Appeals.
Pathctlo to tho point of being pitiful
no some of the letters cent In to the
Banta Claus Girl by little children
whose only hope of a bright Christmas
lies in her hands.
"I never havo had any Christmas
present," s0 many say. "1 have no
papa, and mamma and I live with my
grandmother and she is too poor to
sj ma anything," i, tho cry from
..."i "v.6 m ttn orphan asylum and get
JUjt what all tho rest Bet," said one
lltte nlne-yyar-old sir! cstcrday In her
. ''Won't jou send mo Just ono
nlng that's different ?" And u bravo
courafc-e runs through some of them,
-some who believe Santa Claus Is a real,
round, rcd-faced. red-Jacketed, bign
booted person with his home at the
North Pole and his temporary head
quarters In The Times office.
.J.t" yu haven't enough for all of us.
"fill go without," has been written in
cores of the letters which come in.
Many Anxious Hurts.
' There aro anxious1 little hearts beat
ing In the homes from which those let
ters come; not only anxious little hearts
but anxious big ones as well. For the
parents of these poor little ones realise
even more than do tho children, how
the Christmas happiness depends on tho
kindness of outsiders. The children
have the beautiful, optimistic faith of
their years. Tho mothers know that
even such faith too often meets with
disappointment. It will be hard for
the children If the St. Nicholas Cllrl has
not enough presents to go around; but
It will bo even harder for the mothers
who must stand by with aching hearts
and comfort the hurt little minds which
can only comprehend that. In some way,
Banta Claus, whom they have loved
and trusted, huu fulled and forgotten
Will the Wuahlngton people allow
Santa Claus to forget men one of these
Ultle ones who look to him for their
Yule-tide Jo? Send In Just one toy.
If everv person In Wellington who
could nltord It would do Just this one
thing every poor child would be sup
Money Can Be Used.
fend In just a little money; even a
little goes a 'oug wa In bulng for
children. Dress one doll, even a tiny
one. Buy one seat at tho benefit per
formance at I'oll h Thcatci next Tues
day afternoon. To do unv one or all
of these things Is not much for an In
dividual; but If ull tho Individuals who
i an, will co-operate, It means Christ
mas cheer for every poor child in this
great city, on December Si
The sweetest thoiightfulncss In ex
hibited In the los ulrendy contributed.
Yesterday u little girl, accompanied by
her mother, came In with a packaga
that was most unique. A long, blown
stocking, perfectly new, wuh tied at tho
top.arouna the vvulst of a dressed doll,
with holly ribbon. On the stocking was
pinned a list of Itx contents. They
wire: the mate to tho stocking, a pair
nf small kid gloves, a purse with u
bright new penny In It, n pair of hair
ilbbons and a linen story book. Hardly
had the package been handed In until a
letter came from i little girl whose
needs the stocking Just llttcd. So it
was laid aside for her.
Must Send Addresses.
The St. Nicholas Girl wishes the chil
dren who write In wanting to bo re
membered Christmas D.iy, to bu sure
vnd put their udrcsses In their letters,
.jcnti. nimiH Is a erv wise ncrson. but
cwn he cannot tell in Just what street
find house "Vour little frltnd, Jumes
Blown," lives The adress Hhould bo
written plainly. If the child lantiot
a li li.lHla . mwtl IS tirjlllfS. ln lltAll
W1IIO 11 piINU utuitiii. -w'M "O nrt,,
for the parents or older members of
tho family to watch the Christmas cor
icHponrtenco of the little ones.
Following aro three samples of tho
faith In Santa Claus which Is only
too well-placed Neither of theso lot-
(Continued on Pouith rase)
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p. m. Low tide, 10-Sj n, m. and ll.:j
P'Tomorrow I.ow Hu. 4 M a. m. and
4.47 p. mV Low tide. 11 37 n. ro.
Governor of Oregon
Insists Five Must
Die on Friday, 3th
is an s
SALEM, OrtN, Dec. 12. I an not
ffola; to raa away. I aa. aot
tola to leave the capital la or.
dcr to avoid the atmosphere of
tbe Hto aaaglBrs that will auke
tomorrow a Black Friday for
the State of Oregon. I nm will
lag to lead my detractors to the
death room aad stay there
throughout all tho grewsome
business tomorrow. If accessary
I will witness the eiecatlrai la
company of all those persoas
who woald like to coadema me
to the fallows la the place of
these unfortanate men."
This statement was made today
by Gov. Oswalt West, the tight,
lag young governor of Oregon.
It Is regarded as the executive's
Anal answer to the demands of
suffragists and others.
A huge delegation of suffragists
came here from Portland today
to Importune the executive, bat
he was obdurate, aad said tho
men mast die.
OF WOMEN HERE
Senator La Follette Offers
Sweeping Measure on
Matter of Hours.
Senator La Follette Introduced in the
Senate this afternoon a bill of a sweep
ing nature for the regulation of tho em
ployment of women and Btrls In the
District of Columbia. It Is understood
the action was taken at the request of
I,ouls Qrandcls, of Boston.
If the bill should be enacted It would
regulate the employment of'femalea In
practically every establishment la
Washington whero female labor' is util
ised.. The bill would prevent females from
working -more than eight hours per day
In any one day or more than six days
or more than forty-eight hours In any
No female under eighteen years Is to
be allowed to work before 7 o'clock In
morning or after 6 o'clock In the cve
nlne:. The title of the bill Indicates the
sweeping nature of the measure. It Is
"to regulate tho hours of employment
and safeguurd the health of females
employed In the District of Columbia, In
any mill,, factory, manufacturing or
mecnanicai estaousnment, worasnop,
laundry, bakery, prlntcry, clothing,
dressmaking or millinery establishment,
mercantile establishment, store, hotel,
restaurant, office or where any
goods are sold or distributed or b
any express or transportation company,
or In the transmission or distribution of
telegraph or telephone messages ocmcr.
No female Is allowed to work more
than six hours continuously In any es
tablishment In which three or more
females aro employed without an Inter
val of at least three-fourths of an hour.
But six anil one-half hours may be al
lowed If employment ends at 1:30 In the
afternoon and dismissal for the day
The Commissioners aie authorized to
en fori o the mcusuro and to appoint
three Inspectors at not more than II.MO
a vear each.
The penalty on the emploer who vio
lates the law U not le than 120 nor
more than .150 for tho first offense; not
less than XM nor more than l."00 for the
second; and not lens than KS0 for the
BY PAPER SCRAPS
Financiers Reveal High Finance
Operations at Money
Picturing the New York Stock Ex
change as a gUnt business monopoly,
witnesses before tho Money Trust In
xcstlgatlng Committee today described
the Ions feud between tho New York
Exchange and Its rlUl, Hie Consolidat
ed Exchange. How loans of 2S,000,000
ere mado on the New York Exchauge
dally without an official retold, was
another lld sidelight on Wall Street.
President Agncro, of the Consolidated
Exchange told how many bid railroads.
Industrial coi potations, and trust com
panies boycott the Consolidated Ex
change. He said Consolidated members
are barred from trading on the New
Marcus Helm, a Consolidated member,
said he lost a legal nght to trade on
the big exchange.
Tho "Hteel Trust," I'ennsyhania, I.e.
high, and "Atchison" inllronds, Agncra
charged. dls(rlmlnated against the con
solidated body. He mild many Inter
stito cornorntlonh limited trading of
their ttocks to the "Ulg" Exchange.
How millions of dollnrs change hands
dally In the New York Exchange with
tho only record n Bn.ip of paper was
described by J. II. Giieitcl and Charles
W. Turner, leading member a of tho
"loan crowd." They said often the
loans reached f.'J.OOO.WO a day.
Papers on Languages.
lnteiestlng papers on the languages
of India, Japan and Turkiv and the
festivals nf South Ameileans, were de
livered at the December meeting of tho
Washington International I-ar.KU.ino So
ilety, retentlj ot thu home of Tiinimu
Hllwnrth, president of the society, 1.'12
TOTS IN PERIL
Babes Wrapped in Blankets
To Protect Them From
HEROISM OF NURSE
Attendants Spring Into Places
and Make Little Ones Ready
for Trip to Safety.
NEW YORK, Dec. 12 More than
100 crippled children of both sexes,
ranging from three to fourteen yeara,
were In deadly peril for a few mln
Fire was discovered by Nurao
Retlly in the one-story Children's
Hospital on Randall's Island. With
out waiting to see how bad it was
the nurse rang the special alarm,
and the firemen stationed there
fought the blaze, which was In the
Tots Wrapped in Blankets.
Meanwhile every nurse and uttendunt
had sprung to their places In their nlsht
clothing. The black smoke was pour
ing up Into the room, but everv child
there was wrapped tlghtlv In blankets
and made ready for a trip Into the
snow-cot ered croundc should It be nec
essary. Borne were erv badlv frightened, but
the nrerence of the nurses had a quiet
Fiteboat Rushed to Scene.
Meanwhile the nrcboat McClcllan was
rushlnc from Its berth at the foot of
Ninety-ninth street aa fast as steam
could brlug It. while engine companies
and hook and ladder truck were rushed
to the piers readv to be transported to
the island. If needed. ,-
The llremen at the hospital, however,
qulcklv had the blaae under control,
and the children were not forced to go
Into the bitter gals -that was-blowing
Because of the high wind, tho Hre
would have been very hard to nght If It
had gotten out of the cellar.
The actual damage was small.
WOMAN BARES KNEE
IN MURDER TRIAL
Wife Accused of Shooting Hus
band Is Confident of
LOCKPORT. N. T., Dec. 12 -The case
of Mrs. Mary U Hanner, of Buffalo, ac
cused of shooting her husband on the
night or September 12, when the two
were motoring, will go to the Jury to
day. District Attorney Ackerson con
cluded his summing up yesterday.
Sirs. Hanner la confident of being ac
It Is nn allegation of the prosecution
that Mrs. Hanner wounded her knee In
the attempt to shoot her husband. Hhe
bared her kneo In court toduv fnr v.
John rennel, nineteen years old, a
Buffalo chauffeur, testified Mrs. Han
ner had given him a diamond ring, later
causing his arrest when Her husband
demanded tho ring from her.
Mrs. Hanner dramatically denied this
story when she took the witness stand.
She denied having an affair with anoth
FOR LONG TERM
Sidna Gets 35 years As Execution
of Floyd and Claud Is
WYTHKVILLi:, Va , Dec. 12,-Thlrtv-flvo
j ears In tho penitentiary Is faciei
today as th penalty Bldna Allin will
pay for tho part he plavcd In tho shoot-Iiir-iip
ot Carroll county courthouse on
March It. Allen's nephew, Wesley IM
wards, will spend twenty-seven jtars
In tho penitentiary.
These two sentences, were the result
ot a compromise, following a vet diet
of voluntary manslaughter In the cuso
of Sldna Allen for tho murder of Com
monwealth's Attorney William M.
Foster, the Jury fixing; the penalty In
that case at live years' Imprisonment.
niCHMOND, Va.. Dec. IJ Floyd and
Claude Allen, the Carroll county clans
men, will not no to the electric chair
tomorrow, Governor Mann havlntt
Krantted u stcond respite and fixed
Friday, January 17. as the date for their
To Die on Gallows.
MONTRUAU Dec, 12. Preparations
have been completed at tho Montreal
jail for the execution of Antonio Far
dutto tomorrow. Fardutto, an Italian,
was convicted of tho murder of Louis
Nolle, n etone cutter, who was found
dvliiK In the street, with his tluout cm,
homo months auo. Tho evidence nt the
lilal allowed the crime resulted fiom u
Christmas and New Year Holiday Sea.
son i educed fares thiouKhout the .South
east via hoiithern ltallwuy. Consult
Agents, TOG 15th tit. and MS F at. ., W.
TO END STRIFE
Selection of Chairman Not
Assured Until President
Candidate Believed to be Grow
ing Stronger Despite
Reports reached Washington today
that the Inaugural chalrmanihlp
fight, which haa causod n hubbub In
business and aoclnl circles of tho
District for the past month, will go
undecided until tho return to this
country of Preildent-olcct Wood row
Eldrldge E. Jordan and several of
his backers returned to Washington
last night following a conference
with Chairman McCombs, In New
York, yesterday. This conference, as
announced In The Times, was the
result of great pressure brought to
bear against Mr. Jordan by opposi
tion bankers In this city, who are
said to have enlisted tbe nld of Frank
A. Vanderllp, of the National City
Bank, of New York, In the spirited
struggle against Jordan.
Chairman McCombs, from authentic
reports today, still seems to be "up In
the air" and unable to sift the contend,
tng c'alms of the various political and
business factions Iu the District of
Columbia. It Is a unique experience
for the chairman of the Democratic na
tional committee, and -he Is showing nu
Inclination to await ie return of the
-.Governor Wilson la'rxpcctcd to leach
New York early next week, and no In
timation Is given of his choice. The
requested Interference of the President
elect In a matter of this kind Is almost
unprecedented, and Is Indicative of the
bitterness of the fight now being waged
hero over the honorary poaltlon of the
Mr. Joiilun's chances are regarded as
slightly better today than they were
yesterday, but the klogan of the oppo
sition, headed by rival bunkers. Is still
"anjbody but Jordan," und the light
ugalnst the latter has crvstallied be
cause of the knowledge that he Is the
cnolce of District Committeeman Cus
tello, and also of Chairman McCombs
unless the Utter reverses himself at tho
eleventh hour. The feur thut tho na
tional chairman might vleld In his con
vention that Mr, Jordan ought to be
named for the place was responsible for
the activity nniomt members of tho j0.
dan faction hero and In New York yes
terday. ACTRESS' LEGS LOSE
Amelia Summerville Asks $5,000
Because She Can't
NEW YOIIK, Dec. IH-Alleulm; that
her legs havo lost tho svmmctrv.
"which sjmmotry was n great asset to
her In her profession as an actress,"
Miss Amelia Summerville began an ac
tion In the city court to collect :,
from tho owner of tho Itlversldo Thea
ter. Miss Summervlle, who was "the merry
mountain maid," In "Adonis," says that
while she was appearing as a vaudeville
performer In the Riverside Theater the
wash basin, which sho sas wuh Inse
curely fastened to tho wall, fell upon
and Injured her for life.
Itecauso of her Injuries, the actress
says she will be unablo to wear tights
or short dresses In future, because the
conformation of her lees was arretted,
one being much larger than the other.
SWIM TO SHORE
AS BOAT BURNS
Cowboy, Wife, and Friend Have
Narrow Escape From
HAInMOlli;, Dec. l.'-Ills boat burn
ed to the water's edgo aftci being
blown across thu pay and grounded on
a sandbar off Kent Island, Cleorgo JJ.
Murtln, of Stuart, Fla., ex-cow hoy of
tho Western plulns, amateur shipbuild
er and Incipient mariner, today Is nurs
ing badly scorched liiinds.
Martin und his young wife, with
Ueargo Kuye, of Sparrows 1'olnt, aftei
long months of work and wult'ng, were
on their wuy to Florida, when tho Ut
ile vuelit ("arlle and Vliglnla, the piod.
mt of the f oi mil enw how's brain and
muscle, went up In flumes
'I ho trio barely escaped with their
lives by swimming to shore.
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PSAimpWCE MICHAEL AHU HIS MOKOAnATfjj WHOM HE REFUSB8 TO DIVORCE. IHSERTED
H l PICTURE IS CROWXjfrRUICE- ALEXIS.
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Wound Inflicted Upon Eight-Year-Old Prince Alexis by Attendant
Who Was Found to Be a Nihilist Will
Prevent 'His Succession.
BKRIjIN, Dec. IJ. A special disputcli from JSt". Petersburg today hiiid it wus
learned from n reliable source thut Czar "Nicholas was preparing to issue u ukuso
depriviug the Oruiid Duke Michael, his only brother, of military and other honors, be
oaiibe of his refusal to divorce his wife.
The Grand Duke Michael married without the consent of his imperial brother,
ami the Czar declared that the woman was ineligible. At the time, the Grand Duke
volunturily renounced his rights to succeed to' the throne in the event that Czur Nicholas
died without male issue. ...
There was an unuuthenticuted story today that the choosing of uu heir-designate
to the throne of Russia was being discussed in court circles because the czarevitch wh
the victim of nihilism and could not succeed to the throne. It was said that the czare
vitch was suffering from a wound inflicted' by a trusted bervant, who proved to be a
AS "SUICIDE" REBUKE
Parents and Children Join In Pro-
test Against Checking
PITTHnrilUM, Dec. li-I'lttabuigh
Is today dlrcuuslni; a protest against
In the priHitiLo of main worship
ers, 1,(UU babies, who were accom
pwnled by thill puients, vvete Messed
at HI. I'll ii I s Oathediul vcHtcrduy.
The ehlldrcn runged In age from it
few vveekti to tluec years.
The object of the coromonv was to
bless the ihlldren anil to ciente n
greater Interest In the parents for
the cam of the souls of the little
ones. The prime object of the cere
mony, us given outvbv the ofl'i latlnc
priests, was to call the attention of
parents to tholr solemn dulv of
bringing children-Into the world and
rearing ilieiu In .tho rlitltt w.iv.
"It ') I'll txpierslon of the i;lorv of
motherhood" suld the llcv. Fathtr
llrovvn, "to see .ill these motheis lieic
with their chlldicn
'Kan Mill lih hu nlreadv ruined
one ttreat country, and eventuiillv
will depupulntu It unlcs ladtcal
rm.iMurcN rue tuken to coiuuit tho
greatest evil known In modern tlmos
The crowning glory of woman should
bo to In a I ihlldren, ns Phi 1st. In
tended should be tlielr portion."
Rallies in Operation
Senator Shlvcl of Indiana, who was
opeiutul on uguiii yesterday In Provi
dence lloapllul, was reported us doing
will todu) bv the nurses In charge.
Senutoi Hhlvely was operated on sev
eral weeks iiro, mid one of IiIh toes was
leiiinvra in wipes in luring uu mieeiioii
nf the fool Til's oni'lutliin did not re
lit vo the n(Tei.lloii und unothti toe was
Eft DEGRADES HIS
re. nciiv iu
Romantic Story of
The storvof how the famous Moscow
heauty, daughter of a Russian senator,
became wife of the Grand Duke Michael,
ounger brother of Czar Nicholas of
Russia, and as such came near to being
Czarina, Is one nf the most romantic
of modern times. Michael, In tho eouu'i
or his wild life, first at the Russian
court at St, Petcrsbuig and then ut his
estate In Orlol, met the charming wom
an, then wife of a Russian millionaire,
and fel desperately In love with her.
Mis love was returned, and she Imme
diately set about obtaining a divorce
from her hi9bajidv However opposed to
this thu husband mlgiH have been. It
Is said, even so powerful a man as
M Mamontoff could not tilde wltu the
uffeetloiiH of a grand duke, so the di
vorce, was arranged.
The ladv had been loo pieclpltate,
however, for Michael was not yet ready
to have the mairlugo with himself con
summated so ho prevailed upon an
obliging voung cavalry officer to marry
her and then had the pair separated by
having tho officer's regiment trans
ferred to a distant post.
The luldv again took the Initiative and
arranged tho second divorce, and In a
short time aftei was married to the
man of her choice. The marriage Is
morganatic, hut this would not piovont
the wrund duke from giving hei an po
sition ho chose, Hhe Is strong, un
scrupulous and possesses remarkable
rusclnutlon over all who come In contact
wtlh her. The control sho Is said to
exercise over Michael Is us astonishing
us It Is complete. '
Made Cadet Lieutenant.
Ravmond D. Bell, a senior In the
Western High Hchuol. has been appoint
ed by Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Thurston, who has charge of
the school teglment, to the position of
second lieutenant made vacant through
the teslgnatloii of Arthur Probcy. Pro
bey resigned because his studies did
nut allow him time for company duties.
Lieutenant Hell has been a member of
the cadet company for three year.
ON GRABBING JOBS
Spoils System Doctrine Is Sure
to Be Followed By
If borne of the Democratli benutom
have theli way. not onlv will appoint
ments from Slates which aic Demo
cratic be prevented of confirmation, but
thtev will be blinked even when fiom
Republican Bates. The henatc Demo
outs held a coiifeienie toduv on the
putronngo and conllrmullou question,
and the opinion vvus udvunced there
thut It was a iase of "to the victor
belongs the spoils "
lspcclallv In the cue of I'euusvhHi.ld
was this opinion utuuuceil Heuitur
Maitlne of New Jersey, the home fetnie
of thu Presldent-cliit, nude a plctm
esque hpeech to the effect that Stnutnis
Peniose and Oliver uught not bo nl
lowed to control tho patronage uf Ptnn.
The confeieinc lame to nu dtclsluii
on a pi or! inn ul holding up uppumt
mmls but this Inih hem piett ivoll
settled In tho opinion of must ot the
Democrats, Itroudlv, the aini,v, nuv
und diplomatic appointments will he ul.
lowed to go through. Others will ho
held up except In tome tasch wheiu
there are two Republican Senators rrom
Su far as the ann, n.iv and illpm
inollc appointments are concerned. It
Is felt theso aie fiun-pnlltlcul ecept tin,
illplomatli'. As In the illMomnlli' ap
pointments, tho .ire for lnilclllilte
Urius and tin places can ho vuciitid
uflci March i.
Four Others Thought To Be
Under Debris on B. &
O. in Maryland.
RAILS SLIPPERY ON
SAND PATCH GRADE
takiof Runaway Is Heard for
fmlea Passenger Is Flagged
Just in Time.
CUMBERLAND, Md Dec. IJ. A
runaway freight truln on the Pitta
burgh division of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad, jumped the track one
halt mile east of Glencoe, twenty
three miles west of Cumberland,
shortly after 6 o'clock this morning.
Four trainmen are reported miss
ing, and are supposed to be burled
under the debris uf two engines and
forty-four steel cars. Three dead
are known to be under the wreckage:
NEWTON MARTIN, thirty years
old, Hyndman, Pa., under engine;
leaves a wife and two children.
W. S. SMALL. Cumberland.
CARL MASTERS, brakeman. ot
Three Thought Under Wreck.
Three others supposed to be under the
debris aie unknown The Injured were
tuken out and brought to the Alleghany
Hospital, The) arc A. Speck, fireman,
Wavnesboro, Pa., son of Mrs. Ulllau
Speck, Central hotel, Waynesboro, lee
crushed, amputated at the hip; severely
Hhocl.ed frrm exposure to the cold, tad
B. II. Sinltn, brakeman, Cumberland,
cut on leg and head severely shocked
trom exposure, condition critical.
t'. K. Rlngler. conductor, CumberUutd,
cut about heaa'and'tufferlpg from, ex
posure. , .Condition not serious
The runaway occurred while snow
was flying and the thermometer hover
ing about xero. The sudden change In
the weather had :iot be anticipated and
the rails were made slipper'. The,
Connellsvllle accommodation, which
left Cumberland at 6 ociock, was
flagged In time to escape running Into
tho wreck, ond It was run bock lntu
Cumberland as a relief train bearing the
Injured who were given first aid aa they
weio laid along the tiack.
Passengers on the accommodation
brought back to Cumberland say the
wreck Is most complete and that ft
mass of twisted steel la piled high upon
the track. All the telegraph poles were,
torn down, and 1t was difficult to get
Information as t cth accident. All mis
haps are reported on this division to tha
Connellsvllle office, but the Cumberland
offlc. usually in the dark as to wrecks
on th's division, had first information
which was furnished piece meal to
Conductor Rlngler, the only one of
the Injured able to talk, was too ex
c'ted to give an Intelligent account Of
the accident. He said he thought the
train Just jumped the track, and It did
not run awav. The sand patch grade Is
eighteen miles long and the runaway
caused a roar that was heard for miles.
It Is supposed that some of the train
men who are m'sslng Jumped, and that
they may turn up later.
Scene of Numerous Runaways.
The train was mixed, composed ot
steel coal and merchandise cars. Murtt,
one of the dead, was an engineer. The
sand patch grade has been the scene of
numerous runuwas. Ten or twelve
veure ago, an entire freight train was
completely demolished under almost
similar eondlt'ons. It jumped the track
on a curve ut Phllson not far from tho
scene of this morning's wieck. Six
trainmen were then killed.
The Western Maryland extension
Hacks between Cumberland and Sand
patch are being used to detoui east
bound Uult'morc nnd Ohio trulns One
liuck, the east bound, on which tho
iiinaway occuned, Is not badl J block
ed, and It Is expected to huve It open
b noon. All westbound trains will be
sent ovei this track.
l'IllI.ADi:i.l'IUA Dec. IJ -Two men
were Instantly killed at rorty-lxth
rtieet'and Olraid avenue, on the main
line of the 1'euns) Ivanla lullioad earlv
toiiav wnen an M w n....
I them ns they were vvull.liig to wotk,
mining mem iui n.-. ,
Thei uru Patrick J. Rlonlsn and Wil
liam Mahoii. both emploed at the
tnns)lvanlii lallroud shops.
Tho niHiigled forms weic dlscoveied at
duvbicuk bv trainmen
LOSS IN SOUTHEAST
An ov ciliated furnace Is given as the
ufiucc of a brisk lliu ut about 10 o'clock
tod.iv In the busement and giound floor
of the Irene upartmi mt, ut Klghlh and
l streeti soiitlieunt, which caused about
i:iu ii.imuge rue iniiie lower iiom
i nun giittiil. The harDei pimp of Bam
i Mulnsplnu, U.'l r.lt'Hh strict southeast,
i was put out of builuess, two large trill
i inrs brhiE ilcHtroveil, and the chairs uiul
i (itln'i fuinlluie sllghtlv damaged u
1 lie meiitest luniuse wan suffered by
MhiI Ilium, ut 'J 19 Klghth titled miiiIIi-
iiit who inniliii'tH a men's fiirhlsulriftd
stole, He hail Just put In a stock of
, t'hilMnuiH good, and lost niuctlcally
iviij thing. The h,alliy and stairs ot
the upntmints wiie entirely wrecked,
1 The bulldliu Is r,v mil bv P. J. McUon-
uld. nnd Is covcrrd b about t.UOOO In.
i m id ncc. Mulusplna ami Blum carry
The Are was illai overeil hj u sounjr
man employed by McDonald to collect
rents In the building Two alarms
wire rung In Uoth Mulusplna and
Ilium w re driven from their store by
The bullilliiK Is u flume structure of
brick und wood, und contains about
lweiu apartments None of th oc
cupants juffcrtd any loss.