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MAYSVILLE, KYM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19; 1904.
THE EVENING BULLETIN.
Pour Killed and a Score Hurt at
an Electric Headlight Plant,
SOME OF THE INJURED WILL DIE.'
The Structure Was Completely De
stroyed and All Buildings in the
Vicinity Were .Badly Damaged
'.Fourteen Miners Were Killed at the
Carbonado Mines, Near MoVrissey,
B. C, as a Result of a Terrific
Coal Gas Explosion.
Chicago, Nov. 19. Four personi
iV?ere killed and a score of other per
iBons -were injured by a series of gai
explosions "that completely destroyed
tho plant of the Pyle Electric Head-
ilight Co., in South Chicago, Friday
'The shocks of tho explosions were sa
'severe that all the buildings near the
demolished plant were badly damaged
and windows were shattered for blocks
and persons walking in the streets
were, thrown from their feet at a great
distance. Over pressure on tanks con
talning gas is believed to have Caused
the accident. Several of the injured
All of the dead were buried undei
tons of burning timber and hot briclt
and iron, making it impossible to re
move their bodies for hours after th
accident occurred. Firemen poured
'water on the portion of the building
i in which the dead were thought to be
iburled until the flames were subdued
sufficiently to permit of the four dead
'bodies being removed from the debris
The Scene of the Explosion.
The scene of the explosion is the
old Hyde Park gas plant that passed
.into the hands of the Peoples' Gas
Light and Coke Co. several years ago
with the consolidation of the gas in
terests in Chicago. Through lease the
big plant is occupied partly by the
Pyle National Electric Headlight Co.,
which 1b largely engaged In supplying
illumination for railroad coaches. This
lillumlnant is forced into small retorts,
'which when attached under the flooi
of a car win supply it with light for
imonths. In order to make this possi
ble the retorts are subjected to an ex
'tremely high pressure. It, was such a
tank, that caused the first explosion.
Without warning of any kind it burs!
with a flash and a roar that shook the
earth and seemed to lift the building
from its foundation. ' Amid the hurri
cane of. debris workmen were blown
out of tho structure, far Into the street
about the building. Before any one
realized what had happened retort
after retort exploded In such rapid
succession that it was almost impos
sible to distinguish the detonations
The Plant In Flames.
There were nine such explosions Id
all which left the plant In flames. Pari
of the demolished structure Is occu
pied by tho Peoples' Gas Light and
Coke Co., and with the spread of the
flames 1 was feared that two large
tanks filled with gas would become Ig
nited, but hard fighting on the part ol
fully a hundred firemen finally sub
dued the flames and prevented an ex
plosion which would undoubtedly have
caused a great loss of life and prop
erty. The total loss caused by the ac
cident is estimated at $75,000.
Miners Lose Their Lives.
. St. Paul, Nov. 19 A Fernle. B. C-.,
dispatch says 14 minors were killed at
the Carbonado mines near Morrissey
(Friday afternoon as a result of a ter
Iriflc explosion of coal gas. The disas
ter occurred in No. 1 mine, ten miles
west of Fernle. Work of rescuo was
'kept up all afternoon and all bodies
have been recovered.
QUARRELED OVER POLITICS.
Noah Bailey Killed By Roscoe Hen
derson at Panther, W. Va.
Huntington, W. Va., Nov. 19. Noah
Bailey, a prosperous merchant, was
shot and instantly killed on the street
at Panther Friday evening by Roscoe
iHenderson, who fled to the hijls. He
is still at largo, though being pursued
by a party of his victim's friends. Bad
blood arising from differences on poli
tics was the cause of the shooting.
Bailey and Henderson wore friends
until a fow weeks ago.
Double Murder and Robbery.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 19, Tho dead
bodies of John Henley, a fisherman,
and his wife have been found in theii
icnbln at Horn Lake Pass, a desolate
region 20 miles south of Memphis. In
dications show that they wore mur
dered and robbed.
Frankfort, Ky Nov. 19. Chairman
Morgan Chinn has called a meeting of
tho state election commission for No
vember 28 for tho purpose of com
mencing canvassing the returns of tho
last general election.
A TRIPLE TRAGEDY.
Brothers Shot, Woman Killed and Her
Williamsburg, Ky., Nov. 19. A tri
ple tragedy occurred near Cumberland
Falls. Georgo Curd was killed, Thos.
Curd fatally wounded and Emma Dur
ham killed and her body burned in her
cabin. Tho Curd brothers inherited
considerable land from their father's
estate and moved on it last summer to
"care for timber. They had put the
Durham woman on one tract to hold
It, and as they were passing near the
house were fired upon., Thomas Curd
was shot with a shotgun first. He fell
over a bank and crawled about two
miles to his home. Georgo was dead
when found. It is supposed the Dur
ham woman was killed to hide the
identity of the assassins. A large
searching party has gone to the scene.
The Curd family was one of the oldest
and wealthiest of the county.
At Midnight His Condition Showed
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 19. Although
desperately 111 at midnight, Col. W. C.
P. Breckinridge has shown marked im
provement within the last hour. Dur
ing the day his lungs filled and he had
great difficulty in breathing. Early
Friday night heroic remedies were re
sorted to to prolong life and physi
cians did not believe that he could sur
vive until morning. At 11 o'clock his
lungs became full and difficulty in
breathing disappeared. His physicians
expressed surprise at the rally, stat
ing that It was the most remarkable
In their experience. Oxygen Is being
administered and it was believed that
he would survive the night
EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION.
It Re-Elected All the Officers For the
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 19. The State
Equal Rights association re-elected all
officers for the ensuing year as fol
lows: Miss Laura Clay, Lexington,
president; first vice president, Mrs.
Mary B. Clay, Richmond; second vice
president, Mrs. Mary C. Cramer, Rich
mond; third vice president, Mrs. M. S.
McLaughlin, Covington; correspond
ing secretary, Mrs. Mary C. Roark,
Lexington; recording secretary, Mrs.
Emmaa Roebuck, Newport; treasurer,
Mrs. Isabella H. Shepard, Covington.
Mrs. McClelland Brown, of Cincinnati,
made one of the addresses of the day.
A Hunter Badly Wounded.
Covington, Ky., Nov. 19. The pleas
ure of a hunting party was marred by
an accident that may prove fatal to
Julius Schmidt, a business man of Lin
den street, Ludlow, Ky. . The gun of
G. H. Merkel, of Cincinnati, who was
with him, was accidentally discharged
and Schmidt received tho load.
Hopkinsville, Ky., Nov. 19. Matt
Major, a planter, was shot in the side
and seriously, if not fatally, wounded
by a man said to be John Reese.
Reese and a man named Carter were
quarreling when Major interfered.
Reese, it Is said, then turned on Ma
jor. Robbed of Valuable Jewelry.
New York, Nov. 19, Dr. Samuel J.
Hojley, a prominent physician of Lex
ington, Ky., and Mrs. Holley, who are
in this city, have reported to the Cen
tral Detective bureau that one of their.
trunks had been robbed of jewelry
valued at nearly $20,000.
Received a Judgment For $1,800.
Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 19. In the
Franklin circuit court Andrew Leon
ard received judgment against the
Kentucky Distillers and Warehouse
Co. for $1,800 for personal Injuries
sustained while In its employ, at the
Saffell distillery near here.
Kentucklan Held Up By a Woman.
Cincinnati, Nov. 19. John Schrlow
er, 70, flour merchant of Sandford
town, Ky., was held up by a woman
at Pearl and Plum streets Friday
morning. They fought for possession
of the purse which contained $18 and
Judge W. H. Cox Dead.
Dayton, Ky., Nov. 19; Ex-Police
Judge W. H. Cox, of- this city, died
Friday night at Speers hospital of pa
ralysis, aged G3 years. Deceased was
at one tlmo a deputy United States
marshal and jailer at Independence.
Serious Hunting Accident
Newport, Ky Nov. 19. Amos Ru
by, 17, son of Georgo Ruby, a farmer,
residing on the River road, near Glen
Park, will probably loso his right foot,
as tho result of accidentally shooting
himself while on a hunting trip.
Big Training Stable Burned.
Lagrange, Ky., Nov. 19. The big
training stable of John Downey, in
this county, was burned with all it
contained, including six head of
horses. The loss will reach $10,000,
with but $1,400 insurance.
TO ENLARGE NAVY
The Russian Government is Now
Engaged in Elaborating a
Large Naval Program.
AMERICA LIKELY TO PROFIT BY IT,
It is Expected That at Least One
Big Ship Will Bo Constructed
in This Country.
Maintenance of the Empire's Position
n Future as a First Class Power
Will Be Impossible Without
An Adequate Navy.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 19. America is
likely to profit both directly and indi
rectly from the execution of the large
naval program which Russia is now
elaborating. The vital Importance of
the sea power has been Russia's bit
terest lesson of the war and the gov
ernment is fully determined that the
maintenance of the empire's position
in future as a first class power will be
impossible without an adequate navy.
If the losses the Pacific fleet has al
ready sustained should be followed by
disaster to Vice Adm. Rojestvensky's
squadron, It will be necessary not on
ly to rebuild the whole navy, but to
increase Its strength. The immensity
of the task seems to be fully appreci
ated. To Erect Shipbuilding Plants.
While some of the contracts will be
placed abroad, owing to the limited fa
cilities of Russian yards (and it Is ex
pected that at least one big ship will
be constructed in America), the admi
ralty's plans will be directed towards
ultimate divorce from dependence up
on foreign shipbuilders by the organi
zation at home of vast shipbuilding,
armor plate, ordnance and kindred In
dustries. For this purpose it is real
ized, however, that foreign builders
and specialists must be attracted; and
some alluring prospects are likely to
present themselves. Vickers Sons &
Maxim and Armstrong, Whitworth &
Co., Limited, of England, have already
made advances, but owing to the anti
English sentiment British firms nre
not meeting with a very cordial recep
tion. The disposition Is to turn to
wards France, Germany and the Unit
ed States; and a great plant at Llbau
or on the banks of the Neva directed
by American brains and possibly an
association with French and German
enterprise is one of the possibilities
of the near future.
Americans Negotiating With Rus6la.
Among the Americans here nego
tiating with the Russian government
is J. E. Wilson, who is trying to sell
an Invention of smokeless powder per
fected by a Scotchman named Arch
bold, who once was rt resident of the
United States. The particular merit
claimed for the powder, which is
adapted to heavy artillery, is a quick
drying quality, ordinary smokeless
powder taking several months to dry.
Theodore S. Darling, who has op
tions on the dynamite guns at San
Francisco, which were recently sold
by the United States, is trying to ne
gotiate their sale to Russia, with a
view to their shipment to Vladivo
stok. Duncan Must Hang.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 19. The su
preme court has denied the petition of
Frank Duncan for a writ of error. He
is under sentence to be hanged No
vember 25. Duncan, who Is waflpgRnvn
In Cincinnati and Covington, con
victed for the killing of Police ,n G.
W. KIrkley about two years ago.
Flour and Grain.
Cincinnati, Nov. 18. Flour Wlntei
patent, $5.605,85; fancy, $5.255.45;
family, $4.45 4.70; extra, $3.954.20;
low grade, .$3.353,60; spring patent,
$6.350.60; fancy, $5.355.00; family,
$4.955.10; Northwestern rye, $4.35
4.50. Wheat No. 2 red quotable at
$1.18 1.19 on track. Corn New eai
quotable from 4649c on track, ac
cording to grade. Sales: Mixed eat
(new), track, 46c. Oats No. 2 mixed
quotable at 32233c on track.
Chicago, Nov. 18. Wheat No. 2 red,
$1.111.16; No. 3 do, $1.071.13; No.
2 hard, $1.091.14; No. 3 do, $1.03
1.10; No. 1 Northern, $1.15 1.20; No.
2 do, $1.10S1.15; No. 3 spring, $103
Cincinnati, Nov. 18. Cattle Heavy
steers, choice to extra, $4.905.25; fail
to good, $4 g4.85; butcher steers, ex
tra, $4.65 4.75; good to choice, $3,75
4.60; heifers, good to choice, $3
3.75; cows, extra, $3.25; good to choice,
$2.653.15. Calves Good to choice.
$66.75; extra, $77.25. Hogs Good
to choico packers and butchers, $4.75
4.85; mixed packers, $4.504.75;
light shippers, $4.454,60; pigs, $4
4.40, Sheep Extra, $4; good to
ShPlco, $3.25 3.00.
They Were Entertained at a Dinner
By President and Mrs. Roosevelt.
Washington, Nov. 19. At the white
house Friday night, President and
Mrs. Roosevelt entortained at dinner
the special commissioners of Emperor
William at the unveiling of the statue
of Frederick the Great in this city Sat
urday, Lieut. Gen. Lowenfeld and Maj.
Count Schmettow. The building was
handsomely illuminated for the occa
sion The dinner was given In the
state dining room, tho decorations be
ing golden gate and Carnot roses and
ferns. Tho United States marine
band furnished the music. The other
guests were: The German ambassa
dor and Baroness von Sternburg, Bar
on von Dun Bussche-Haddenhausen,
Maj. Otto von Etzel, Mr. Robert R.
Scholer-Stelnwartz, Mr. von Verdy du
Vernols, Commander and Mrs. Jab
blnghaus, Lieut. Martin, the Russian
Ambassador and Countess Cassini, the
Acting Secretary of State and Mrs.
Loqmls, the Acting Secretary of War
and Mrs. Oliver, the Secretary of Com
merce and Labor and Mrs. Metcalf,
th Admiral of the Navy and Mrs.
Dowey, Lieut. Gen. and Mrs. Chaffee,
Maj. Gen. and Mrs. John R. Brooke,
Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Georgo L. Gilles
pie, Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Frederick D.
Grant, Hon. and Mrs. Elihu Root, Hon.
and Mrs. Charlemagne Tower, Mrs.
Sheridan, Miss Pauline Morton, Miss
PROPOSED WORLD'S FAIR.
fo Be Known as the Semi-Centennial
Peace Jubilee Exposition.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 19. Fri
lay the first announcement was mado
if a formal movement to hold in this
:ity in 1915 a world's fair to be known
is the semi-centennial peace jubilee
ixpoeition, commemorating the end of
ho war between the states. It is
earned that assurances of aid from
,he government and various organiza
flons has been secured. The follow
pg address explaining the nature of
ihe exposition has been Issued:
"From 1861 to 1865 there was In
these United States the greatest civil
par the world has ever seen. Peace
(otweon the states was established on
f.prll 9, 18C5. The year 1915 will be
Ihe semi-centennial anniversary of the
"Chattanooga is the geographical
tenter of the scenes of the civil war.
IVlth the great national interest that
tenters here the United States gov
rrnment would no doubt contribute
generously to such an exposition. It
has had for years in contemplation the
predion of- a peace memorial arch at
fhattanooga which Is to surpass any
Ihing of the kind in the world. This
rould be finished and dedicated In
THE HAGUE PEACE CONFERENCE.
Netherlands Government Favors the
Suggestion That It Reconvene.
Washington, Nov. 19. The govern
ment of the Netherlands has form
ally advised Secretary Hay that it
gladly accepts th suggestion mat the
peace conference be reconvened at
The Hag'ue. So far no formal accept
ances of tho American invitation in
Its full breadth has been received, but
it Is stated that nearly all of the Eu
ropean powers already hav'3 Indicated
through the American ambassadors
and ministers abroad that they accept
the president's Invitation in principle,
leaving to future negotiation the ar
rangement of the program for the con
ference and the limitations to be plac
ed upon Its work.
THE POLISH CATHOLICS.
They Protest Against the Acceptance
of the Frederick Statue.
Chicago, Nov. 19. A memorial to
the president of the United States and
to tho American people has been Is
sued by the Polish Roman Catholic
Federation of the United States of
America, from the federation's head
quarters In this city, protesting against
the acceptance of the statue of Fred
erick the Great, given to tho United
States by Emperor William of Ger
many and to be unveiled In Washing
ton Saturday. Tho memorial charac
terizes Frederick II. as a despot and
declares that the statue should find no
place on "soil made sacred by tho
blood of martyrs of liberty."
Called on the President.
Washington, Nov. 19. Elmer C. Do
ver, secretary of the republican na
tional committee, paid his respects to
tho president Friday. Mr. Roosevelt
congratulated Mr, Dover on the excel
lent work accomplished by tho com
mittee in the campaign.
Steamer Destroyed By Fire.
New York, Nov. 19. The steamer
Mohawk, belonging to tho Central Ver
mont Railway Co,, was burned off Hor
ton's Point, Long Island, early Friday.
The crow of the vessel was taken off
by a Fall River lino steamor.
The American Federation of La
bor Will Aid the Strikers
at Fall River.
PASSED BY A UNANIMOUS VOTE,
They Will Receive S25,000 Per Week
For Three Weeks and the Dona
tion May Be Extended.
The Money For the Purpose Is to Be
Raised By An Assessment of
One Cent Each Week on
San Francisco, Nov. 19. By unani
mous vote the delegates to the Amer
ican Federation of Labor Friday de
cided to aid the striking textile work
ers of Fall River to the extent of $26,
000 per week for three weeks. If by
the end of this tlmo It is found that
the strike is not broken, the execu
tive council will, if it sees fit, con
tinue the donation. The money for
the purpose Is to be raised by an as
sessment of one cent each week levied
on each member of every labor organ
ization affiliated with tho American
Federation of Labor.
Stirring and impassioned addresses
on behalf of the workers of tho Fall
River district were delivered.
Delegate Drlscoll, of Boston, put the
motion before the house, which was
carried amid the cheers of the entire
convention. Many delegates arose in
their seats and on behalf of the organ
izations which they represented offer
ed then and there to hand over to Del
egate Golden checks to cover the
amount of their respective unions as
sessments. Delegate Keefe, of Chica
go, handed over a check for $1,500 on
behalf of the longshoremen, dock and
marine workers of his city. Others
quickly followed suit, a delegate from
the Brewers' union offering to turn
over the actual cash if given a few
moments' time to get It.
The Strikers Well Pleased.
Fall River, Mass., Nov. 19. The
news that the American Federation of
Labor had voted to raise Immediately
$76,000 In aid of the strikers here was
received Joyously by the officials of
the various textile unions and the
strikers In general. The newspapers
Issued extra editions containing the
The action at San Francisco is con
sidered by most of the union officials
as the only step necessary to enable
the strike to be carried to a finish. It
is estimated that it costs about $10,000
weekly to conduct the contest against
the mill owners.
President N. R. Borden, of the Fall
River Manufacturers' association,
when told of the labor body's action,
said: "The assessment levied by the
American Federation of Labor will
have no effect whatever on the manu
facturers. They can not and will not
make any concessions."
WHILE MAKING AN ADDRESS. "
Secretary of the Navy Paul Morton
Taken Suddenly III.
New York, Nov. 19. Secretary Paul
Morton, of the navy, was taken HI Fri
day evening at tho dinner of the So
ciety of Naval Aichitects and Marine
Engineers at Delmonico's.
He had been assigned to respond to
the toast "The President of tho Unit
ed States," and he represented Presi
dent Roosevelt at the banquet. The
secretary had spoken but a few mo
ments when he excused himself and
left the banquet hall.
Former Rr. Adm. Bowles, who pre
sided, told the guests that Secretary
Morton was ill and wished hiin to of
fer his excuses for leaving them so
soon. The admiral said that the sec
retary was not seriously sick, but did
not feel well enough to remain longer.
It was said later that Mr. Morton had
left for Washington.
Recommendations Adopted By Ohio
Valley Improvement Association.
Huntington, W. Va., Nov. 19. Tho
Ohio Valley Improvement association
convention closed Friday. A number
of recommendations were adopted,
chief among which was one that tho
closing up of valuable wharfage of
the river towns by railways is grow
ing to an alarming strength and river
towns are urged to jealously guard
their river approaches; also recom
mended tno establishment of harbor
lines In all the river towns.
Pastor Sent to Jail.
Worcester, Mass., Nov. 19. Rov. W
P. Squires, pastor of tho First Baptist
church, East Brookflcld, was sent to
jail for 30 days Friday for contempt
of court by Judgo Forbes, of the pro
bate court. He had accused witnesses