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IT BEINGS DEATH.
Tho Wide-Swooping BlizzarcLFinds
Xnss of I. Wo mill Grant HufTcrinc In Okla
homa Trafllc Interfered with nmi
lluslucss nt n Standstill la
iioimoiia oi' this Bxonjr.
Gutiumk, O. T., Fob. 14. Roports
come from tho strip of great suffering
among tho homesteaders roslding there.
Several persons, it is reported, havo
pcrishud in tho storm, among thorn two
families residing near Cross. No par
ticulars cun be obtained. Hundreds of
head of stock wcro frozen to death.
Many pcoplo are hMU living in tents
and ns fuel is senrco tho condition is
nwfnl. James Mulligan, living 4 miles
south of l'crry, was found Monday
-evening frozen to death, and his
partner, Harvey Newcomb, died from
exposure and cold fifteen minutes after
being found. At Ponca Mrs. Jennie
Cramer and two children, Lizzie and
Gallic, wore discovered frozen stiff in a
coyote's burrow, 10 yards from their
An Aw Till Alternative.
Word comes 'from Cross that Sherman
Stone and fumily, consisting of wife
and five children, wore found sitting
ubout a stove witli their throats cut
from cur to ear. Tho following note
found on a tabic near by Stono gives a
horrible story of murder and suicide in
connection with the. storm.
"Wood nil gone. Mollle frozon to death, tho
rest of us freezing. 1 havo killed my family
and now kill myself to prevent further suffer
ing. Ood uavo moroy on ui"
Stone was a homesteader and lived in
a tent. It is thought that after the
snow melts hundreds Of dead settlers
will bo found, along w.itli the remains
of thousands of cattle.
Col. Ienry Melton, a cowboy, who
was with Buffalo 13111 at the worldta
fair, was discovered by a party of
hunters early Monday morning dead
under his horse. At Anadarko two In
dian pupils were found Sunday oven
ling buried under a snowbank. Upon
being tuken to a house ono of the chil
dren immediately expired. The other,
however, showed sighs of recovery. A
report has reached here that a family
named Sears, residing on a claim near
Woodward, was found frozen to death,
but no particulars can be obtained.
A MUstng ScIiooIiur'miu.
Miss Jennie Johnston, a young In
dian teacher, who came to Alva re
cently from Scranton, Pa., le't her
school Saturday for her lourdlng house.
She has not been seen since. No re
ports have been received from other
west side towns, but it is certain the
suffering is great, as the west side peo
plu are living mostly in tents. All trains
Miss Johnston's case is rather a ro
mantic one She recently fell heir to
S2O,U00 at her old Pennsylvania home,
and was. immediately hurrounded by a
scoru of admirers. Miss Johnston, of
course, thought all of her lovers were
mercenary, and, feeling piqued, gath
ered up her effects and came west,
where she secured a school.
A courier just in from Alva, another
strip town, reports great suffering
among the homesteaders near the river.
One hundred head of horses and cattle
were frozen and volunteer relief com
mittees are now scouring the country
gathering together the people and
curing for them in the schoolhouses.
Worst liver Klioivn In Kanxua.
EmI'oiiIa, Kan., Feb. 14. Tho worst
storm overlcuowu here began Sunday
and lasted through the night. Not less
than "J feet of snow has fallen, and it
has drifted 'so that in places it is 20
feet deep, Railroad tratllc is stopped,
trains being snowed in at numerous
points. Thousands of head oft cattle
are endangered and a great portion of
them will din of cold aud lack of food.
Wheat raisers see a gleam of hope in
that the snow covers their crop-)1 and
Truing Snowed In.
Wichita, Kan., Feb. 14. Traiu serv
ice in this section of the state has been
abandoned since Suuday. The Mis
souri Pacific .and St Louis & San Fran-.
cisco trains stuclc in the Hint lull aud
uru still there. The storm has been
extremely severe, and by reason of
high winds tho snow varies from 1 to
15 feet in depth.
Worst Since 1RK3.
Racine, Wis., Feb. 14. The worst
blizzard that has struck Racine since
the memorable winter of 1885 has
raged here wih terrible fury. A
fierce gale has swept over tho
city and vicinity from the lake,
driving iec like snow particles, so that
pedestrians were nearly blinded.
Street curtrafficis paralyzed and since
0 o'clock'Mondu.y night uo"car has been
running. Great banks of snow nearly
as high as the doors block the entrance
to many business houses, while on the
other side the walks are swept clean.
The steeple of the First Baptist church,
one of the handsomest structures
in tho city, was blown down, involv
ing u loss of $3,00G. John Janaschauck,
48 years old, while intoxicated, un
dressed upon tho public street and lay
down in u snowbank to sleep. Ho was
discovered and taken to a hospital,
where hp;dled' inside of'On hour. -
Ciiicaoo, Fob. 14. The storm which
raged here all day Monday wastho,
worst ever known in the lino of bliz
zards in this vicinity. (L'he'.wtad. blew
at a rato of from"' ISO ""to ' 70
miles an hour. Business came to a.
standstill, while tho wild storm tossed
mountains of snow across deserted
streets ijnd boulevards. IJ svyept,
the citjvl.'during. tho egrly .hours
of morning, heaping whito mounds
across car tracks, tilling basement
stores und swirling up huaps along tho
bidewulks. lly 8 o'clock nearly all the'5
street car lines and many buburban
trains JuuVbeen choked, to a standstill.
Tho oiliest inhabitant could not
recollect when street tratlio was.
blocked us it was on' Monday.
Horses and drivers suffored equally,
and not a wagon moro thuu was .abso
lutely necessary uti sent o.ut Express
coujpauies delivered only perishable
freight and valuable packages yestcf'
day and most of the wagons wera
drawn by four horses. Hundreds oi
wholesale aud rotail stores did not sent
out u wagon. A number Of persona
wcro blown off their foot by tho high
wind and seriously injured, lly 11
o'clock p. in. tho storm had died and a
cold wavo enveloped tho city.
Otlior Points lu Illinois.
Dispatches from various points in this
stato toll of tho effects of tho groat
storm. Strcot car and other modes, of
transportation wcro paralyzed and
business completely blockaded.
Indlnnn Snowod Under.
Indiana poms, Ind., Fob. 14. A bliz
zard, tho worst Indianapolis has ex
perienced for years, raged for eighteen
hours. It slcotcd, rained and snowed
alternately. Tho snow is over 1 foot
deep. Streot ears havo been running
only occasionally and trade is practic
ally suspended. What is true of In
dianapolis applies to all points in this
Cleveland, 0., Fob. 14. Tho bliz
zard which raged with such severity
throughout tho west Sunday night
reached this city at 7 a. m. Monday. A
fierce gale, accompanied by a heavy
fall of fine, cutting snow, is in prog
ress, und the storm promise!) to
bo a sovero one. At noon tho
strcot car service was demoralized, only
an occasional car managing to get
through tho heavy snowdrifts. On tho
Lake Shore road trains wore reported
as moro or less delayed from the west,
with a prospect of serious blockades.
Four Men Killed.
Toledo, 0., Fob. 14. A special to
tho Blade from Bollevue, O., says: Two
freight trains collided on the Wheel
ing & Lake Erie road in the
storm 2 miles west of this place.
Three men were killed. The
trains were running at full speed, tho
blinding snow preventing tho engineers
from seeing the danger. The collision
was terriiic, both engines being
smashed into scrap iron. The freight
cars were broken, into bplinters
und piled up in utter confusion.
A wrecking train with physicians
was sent from Norwalk. When it
arrived tho trainmen were still in
the wreck, and were extricated one by
one. The following were either killed
outright or have died since the colli
sion: Engineer Connell, Fireman Mc
Mullcn, Engineer Sam Stowsll and
Iowa (iota Her Share.
BunnNOTON, la., Feb. I . The worst
snowstorm of tho season began here
Sunday evening. Eight inches of snow
covers the ground and is drifting bad
ly. The weather is very colu and all
trains are delayed.
Drmiijui:. Iu., Fob. 14. The worst
blllzunl experienced here for some
years struck this city and raged furi
ously all day. Kailroad people are
looking for serious trouble unless the
storm abates, as the wind is rapidly
filling the cuts. One of the street car
lines is abandoned.
Gkand Rapids, Mieh., Feb. 14. The
blizzard which arrived hero early Mon
u.j .UW......K .uulafc u .. , btoWes a largc quantity
seasons. It was accompanied by much , chemicals aml hol TheJ.
road tratllc is much delayed and busi
ness was practically suspended.
In tireat Ilrltnln.
London. Feb. 14. A heavy gale has
prevailed In some sections, much dam
age resulting. At Teignmouth, in
Devonshire, a church in course of erec
tion was entirely destroyed. The spire
of St. Mary's church at Shrewsbury,
county of Salop, was blown down. At
Peterborough, county of Northampton. '
the pinnacle of the parish Church of
St. John was blown over and the'glass
roof of tho Great Eastern railway sta
tion was destroyed. Tho English
Presbyterian church at Holywell, ,
Flintshire, Wales, was also among
the buildings wrecked. A boarding i
school and many dwelling houses in tho
town were also blown down. At New
port, in South Wales, tho roofs were
blovn off a number of houses. Several
vessels havo gono ashore off Margate
and Ramsgate, Isle of Thanct, Devon
shire. At Dudley, in Worcestershire,
a number of factory chimney
stacks were blown down. In two
or three instances the falling chim
neys struck tho factories, causing great
damage. In this town many persons
were" injured. Scores of houses were
unroofed. Communication between
London and the continent is complete
ly cut off.
KEARSARGE CREW SAVED.
Taken from Itoncador Rnef with the I. on
of llut Una Lire.
Colton, Fob. 13.. The crew of the
United States cruiser Kcarsago was res
cued at noon on Saturday. One man was
drowned He was a second-class fireman
named Anderson Robbins. The old
warship was abandoned on Roncador
reef with the stars and stripes still
flying at her peak. Tho steamship
City of Para with tho crow of the
Kearsarge on board will leave this
port for New York on Wednesday next.
Washington, Feb. 12. Tho navy de
partment lias received advices con
firmatory of tho Associated Press dis
patches announcing the arrival of tho
steamer City of Para at Colon, with
the crew of the wrecked United States
cruiser Kearsarge. v '
It is believed that the Kearsarge has
broken up, otherwise Admiral Stanton
vwould have made some effort to savo
her or usked 'instructions about her.
p.'hero'is great, rejolcing'in tho navy de
partment over tlie safe arrival of the
Itloli Find or Hllvor and Mold Ore.
Bhazil, Ind., Feb. ,14. Two expert
from Chicago, who have been in tho
city tho last few days examining tho
ore found pn M. f. Carpenter's farm
south of the city, claim it is rich
-with gold and ' silver. In ex
amining tho location where tho
oro was found they discovered
tho ground was full of tho precious
metals. Gold buyers from tho west
had previously examined this aud tried
to purchase it from Mr. Curpciuer. A
company of local capitalists is being
organized and preparations for mining
the ore will be made at once.
Bnttlo Botwoon Brazilian Troops
Tim Itobols IlepnUod nt Nictheroy FIto
Hundred Men Itcportod Hlaln In tho
Fight Insurgent Oniror
A IH.OODY C0NTKST.
Rio Jankiiio, Fob. 0, via Montevideo,
Feb. 13. Tho insurgent fleet attacked
Armacao at 8 o'clock Thursday evening
and continued tho fight until daybreak.
Tho insurgents landed troops and
destroyed tho boach and hilltop
forts of tho government. With six
heavy guns and two magazino
guns they swept tho streets of
Nictheroy, but finally wore forced to
retreat beforo tho superior numbers of
tho government force. Tho govern
ment admits a loss of 200. Tho cor
respondent at Nictheroy says COO is
nearer tho true loss. Tho insurgents
succeeded beyond all hopes, having de
stroyed the government position most
menaclnrto the fleet, and having lost
but 870 ,nen in all.
Montevideo, Uruguay, via Galves
ton, Tex., Fob. 13. The correspondent
in Rio Janeiro sends word that tho
lighting at Nictheroy, where tho reb
'eh landed troops at Arela point
February 9, was fierce. It could
hardly bo decided which force
came out victorious. Many were
killed and many others wound
ed on both sides and tho gov
ernment troops, commanded by Gen.
Argollo, made a valiant defense. Con
firmation of the news of the landing
of the rebels at Nicthsroy reached here
Although tho large army long expect
ed to reinforce the insurgent fleet has
not appeared, Admiral do Gama has
gained strength recently. Many men
havo joined tho fleet, and abundant
supplies havo reached him from the
near-by country. The insurgent fleet
bos ceased interfering with foreign
merchantmen and a small amount of
commerce is carried on.
Buenos Ayiies, Feb. 13. Dispatches
received hero from an official sourco at
Rio dc Janeiro say that tho government
forces at Nictheroy have repulsed tho
insurgents and captured many pris
oners, among whom are several naval
officers. In Rio Grande do Sul the in
surgents havo captured Basso-Fundo,
Alegrctc, Monosay, Cruz Alta and
FIREMEN BURNED TO DEATH.
Eight Men Killed In Purls and Seventeen
Paths, Feb. 13. A fire occurred Sun
day In the Rue do Reuilly. While the
firemen and workmen were engaged in
the basement of the burning building
a carboy of sulphuret of carbon ex
ploded. The flames completely en
veloped tho party. Eight firemen were
killed and seventeen workmen severely
The men were called out to a fire in
a building on the Rue de Neully. The
fire started in the basement, which
contained much inflammable material.
difficulty in getting at the fire, which
was slowly eating its way among tho
casks and packages.
The firemen broke into the basement
and with the worlcmen were hard at
work removing goods in order to give
I them a better chance to fight the fire.
i They had succeeded in getting an open-
l ing and were playing on the fire with
a line of hose when the carboy ex-
Tho stuff ignited nt once and filled
the basement with flames and suffo
cating vapors. Pieces of broken casks
flew in every direction and added to
the horror. The eight men working
i with the hose lino were completely en
veloped by the flames and vapors and
wnrnnll flnarl tlifnr( nQQlut.riTinn f.milrl
' reach them.
The workmen, many of whom were
near the carboy, were horribly burned
and disfigured. None is known to be
fatally injured, but the attending phy
sicians are apprehensive lest several in
haled the flames or received dangerous
injuries from the vapors.
LYNCHED BY MASKED MEN,
A Colored Alan Taken from Ills Captors at
lelllco, Tenn., and Executed.
Jf.li.ico, Tenn., Feb. lit. Henry Mc
Creeg, a negro, assaulted Mrs. Taylor
Saturday morning near Buckeye
and brutally beat her, leaving her
more dead than alive. Hundreds
of men searched the country all
day long Saturday and Sunday
morning renewed the search with
success. The negro was captured at
Oswego by the officers, who started
with him on the train for Jacksboro
jail. At Buckeye they were met by a
mob and overpowered and the pris
oner taken Irom them. The officers
induced the mob to give
a trial before a justice
peace. There were two
justices in tho crowd, and after go
ing through the form of a trial the pris
oner was held without bail. Bofore
the mitlmus could bo written foui"
masked men came outof Taylor's house,
where the negro had been taken for
identification by Mrs. Taylor, and
seized the prisoner and rushed him up
a ravino. The mob kept tho officers
back until the four masked men had
disappeared with tho negro. Several
shots were boon heard and In a short
time tho crowd was permitted to ex
plore the thickot into which McCreeg
had been taken. They soon came upon
hlb lifeless body hanging from a tree.
WILL COST S22.000.000.
International Hallway Through South
America Feasible Sehonio.
PiTTsnuiiOH, Pa., Fob. 13. William
F. Shunk, who conducted tho great
survey for the International railway
througli Mexico und the South Amer
ican states, has completed his report
und will place it in the hands of tho
international commission at Washing
ton next week. Tho report will say
that the scheme is entirely feasible,
and that everything is favorably. The
estimated cost for building roadbeds
and bridges is $22,000,000 and it will ro
qulro ten years to complete the rood.
A Uomh Thrown Into n Paris Cafe A
Number of Persons Injured.
Paiuh, Feb. 14. A young man who
acted from motives of rovongo exploded
a bomb nt 9 o'clock Monday night in a
enfo beneath tho Terminus hotel, which
is situated opposite tho St. Lazare rail
road station. Tho place was full of
pcoplo at tho time. A band was play
ing and those present wcro enjoying
tho contontment which follows thocon
sumplion of a good dinner. All this
was changed in a second.
A man who had dined in thocafo was
seen to raiso his arm aud throw some
thing into tho middlo of the room. A
terrific explosion followed. Tho occu
pants of the room wore paralyzed with
terror. No one dared to move for some
moments, fearing a repetition of tho
explosion, but as none camo their
Then they investigated and found
that tho explosion had done dreadful
work. The cafe was filled with smoke,
and lying on the floor were numbers
of persons wounded and moaning
and bleeding. The bomb had landed
upon a table around which a party
had been sitting, and this article
of furniture had been reduced to splin
ters. The persons grouped at this table
suffered tho most Tho injured num
bered fifteen. Nearly all of them wero
wounded in tho legs. Some of them
wore grievously hurt and were removed
to a chemist's shop near by where they
wcro cared for.
In the meantime tho man responsible
for this cowardly act had uol, been al
lowed to escape. As soon as he had
thrown the bomb ho ran out of tho
placo and darted away. The alarm was
given by persons outside who had
heard the noise of tho explosion, nnd
chase was at onco given to the fleeing
figure. A number of policemen joined
in the chase.
The fugitive drew a revolver when
he saw his pursuers were getting 'too
close and turned and fired several
shots, killing a workman and wound
ing a number of persons. One of the
men struck was a policeman and his
wound is considered fatal. The man
was captured when 150 yards from tho
cafe, lie proved to bo un under-sized,
pale-faced and beardless man of 30
years. His name is Leon Breton. Ho
had been employed in the cafe as a
waiter, but had been discharged for
Breton, on leaving the cafe, rushed
toward the Rue de Rome. A blue
omnibus, which plies between the rail
road station and the Place St- Michael,
was passing the cafe as Breton ran out.
A policeman was sitting on the top
of the omnibus and saw Bre
ton. He jumped to the ground
and followed him and ran him
to earth a few yards up tho Rue
de Rome, at a spot opposite the Sacossa
restaurant. Breton turned on the po
liceman, revolver in hand, and fired a,
shot at him. The policeman grabbed
him and both fell. While on the
ground Breton fired another shot at the
policeman and struck a woman who
was passing. The woman fell to the
ground mortally wounded.
In the meantime a crowd had col
lected, attracted by the shots. Tho
policeman who had grabbed Breton
had been badly wounded by Breton's
first shot and was unable to liojd on to
his prisoner ana the latter, still brand
ishing his revolver, regained his feet
and was likely to do further mischief.
The people, a larger part of whom had
followed Breton from the -cafe, wero
in a fury and seemed inclined to lay
violent hands upon him. They believed
at that time that the explosion was the
work of a militant anarchist, and they
clamored for his lynching.
Tho sight of the revolver restrained
them at first, but finally, headed by
another policeman, they rushed for
ward to secure him. Breton again at
tempted to use his revolver, but the
policeman cut him over the face with
his sabre, staggering him. He was
Five persons who were passing on
the street at the time of the explosion
were injured by ilyinR fragments of
gloss. The inquiry before the comis
sary showed that the bomb was con
structed in the form of sardine box
und contained a chlorate powder and
pieces of lead of the size of cherries.
Breton told the doctor who dressed (
the wound which he received from the
policeman's saber that his main object
was to avenge Valllant His hatred
imvnr,i t!, nrnnrletn nf thn f .-..
but a minor reason. He said that there
are others who will follow his exam
ple, the object of his associates being
to destroy the Bourgeo iso society.
Breton speaks English and French,
fluently. He declines to reveal his iden
tity, but Is probably a native of the
inland nf .T,,rs.iv.whr rhn nnmn Ttrnrnn
Is common. The evidence given by va
J I "
rious persons showed that several peo
ple who had received wounds had
slipped away without making any com
plaint to tho police. In tho waiting
hall of the St Lazare railway station
tho police arrested a wounded man
who was trying to conceal himself.
Ho refused to give his name. From his
suspicious attitude and his evasive an
swers to questions it is believed that he
belongs to un anarchist group of Neuillv,
of which the polico believe Breton is a
member. Tho authorities think it
probable that the crime was committed
by Breton while in the company of ac
complices. Tho sufferers from the explosion and
Breton's revolver shots number twenty
three. CAUGHT IN A WHEEL.
Sirs, lletsey Swautnn Killed In u Fapcr
Mill ut Clinton, la.
Clinton, la., Fob. 14. While work
ing in a paper mill Mrs. Betsey Swan
sen was ldlled here by being caught In
the machinery. In passing a shafting
her dress caught in a cog wheel,
and she was whirled rapidly
around with tho ohaft Her head
struck a square piece of timber and a
deep gash was inflicted. Both her
limbs were broken and tho clothing
was almost entirely torn from her
body. Sho was a widow and leaves
four grown children
On tho Mnstnchusctts Const with Loss of
I.lfo-I.lfe bnvers 1'owcrless to ltcscua
the Sailors Vtho Aro Swept from the
PnoviNCETowN, Mass., Fob. 1 1. Tho
wrecked hchooncr Fortuna has gone to
pieces. Tho dobris strewod tho shoro
for miles. All of tho rescued crow
have arrived In town and linvo been
taken care of. Tho names of tho mon
drowned are: James McLean, of Glou
cester, leaves a widow and several chil
dren. Abraham Brown, of Gloucester;
married just beforo starting on this
Heavy snow drifts mako it almost
impossible to got a team out to tho sta
tion. At daybreak yesterday morning
n largo three-masted schooner camo
ashore near tho station. Tho seas mado
a clean break over hor. tho spray dash
ing np nearly as high as tho mastheads.
Ono heavy sea struck tho vessel on tho
quarter and brought her head off shoro
and it is supposed the crew wero all
washed overboard. It has been tho
most sovcro storm of the season and
tho life-saving station mon have had a
very hard experience. .
Scituate,, Mass., Fob. 14. --The three
masted schooner Minnie Rowan, with
coal for Boston, from Baltimore, be
fore reported stranded near third cliff,
lies at sea 1,000 feet from tho shoro be
tween tho first and second cliffs. Tho
crow wero still in tho rigging at 0:30
last evening, tho life savors bolng un
able to rescue them on nccount of tho
high seas which were continually
breaking over and drenching the mon.
NOTED CASE SETTLED.
A Dcqiicst of 820,000
8'JOO, ltclnc ItehiB
Dwindles Down to
llcduced by Court
nnd Counsel Fees.
Camden, N. J., Feb. 14.Tho caso of
Henry George against John T. Wood
hull in tho Camden civil courts, was
settled yesterday, when Lawyer Wood
huU paid over about $200 in his posses
sion, to Henry George, the plaintiff.
Some years ago George Bowers, an
cccontric old resident of Ancora, died,
leaving about $18,000 or $20,000, tho
greater part of which he willed to Mr.
George for the dissemination of his
book. The western relatives of the
deceased man objected to tho money
going for such a purpose and wont into
tho court of chancery to prevent tho
Vice Chancellor Bird decided in fa
vor of the opponent of Henry George,
but the latter carried the caso to the
court of last resort, where tho decision
In tho meantime the original fortuno
of ?20,000 was reduced by court and
counsel fees to loss than half that
amount. Then other tedious litigation
arose which further shrunk the sum to
a few hundreds, until finally it reached
the Camden circuit court with but $200
left The widow of tho man who left
George tho money not being able to ob
tain even her dower, was obliged to go
to the county almshouse, where she
died of a broken heart some months
ago. During tho progress of the litiga
tion Mr. George offered to let tho widow
have a generous amount of the logacy,
but the other heirs were unwilling to
agree to such a charitable use of a por
tion of tho money.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
A Father Kills Ills Five Children to Fre
ent Their Frccclnc; to Death.
GuTiiniB, O. T., Feb.' 14. Word comes
from Cross that Sherman Stone and
family, consisting of a wife and five
children, were found sitting about a
stove with their throats cut from ear
to ear. The following note found on a
table near by Stone gives a horrible
story of murder and suicido in connec
tion with the storm: "Wood all gone,
Mollio frozen to death; the rest of us
freezing. I have killed my family and
now kill myself to prevent further suf
fering. God have mercy on us."
Stone was a homesteader and lived
in a tent. It is thought that if the
snow melts hundreds of dead sottlers
will bo found along with remains of
thousands of cattle.
Four Men Scalded and Ilrulscd by the Ex
plosion of a Locomotive Holler.
Temple, Tox., Feb. 14. A switch en
gino was pulling a train of cars through
the Santa Fe yards at the rate of live
miles an hour when the boiler oxploded.
Engineer Coleman, Fireman Cheatham,
Foreman of Switch Crew Cogler and
owl.";m"u""u" """ V,
! ine' The crown sheet was blown
I through a car, making a complete
O I1..1 Tl . .....A ..Lit ... 1.A
wreck tf it
Coleman is scalded and badly bruised.
Cogler is bruised and scalded; will die.
Hoges was blown through tho cab Win
dow a distance of 150 feet Ho is in
jured internally and will die. Cheat
ham was badly scalded. His right leg
""" " " ""!' "
An Old Man Found Dead and Partly Eaten
Up by Hats.
Madison, Wis., Fob. 14. A shocking
revelation was made in a secluded
brick houso just off University avenue,
yesterday. Tho houso was owned by
an old bachelor, Hugh Story by name,
and ho lived in a room in tho basement,
the rest of the house being occupied by
another family. Tho latter not having
observed the old man about for somo
time mude an investigation and found
Story dead in bed, with his ears and
throat badly nibbled by rats and mice.
It was a ghostly sight
Story was about 55 years of age, and
it is though lie had been dead several
days. Tho cold weather had prevented
putrefaction and the consequent odors.
Itlch Deposit of Gold.
Buazil, Ind., Feb. 14. Two exports
from Chicago, who havo been in tho
city for tho pabt few days examining
tho oro found on M. W. Carpenter's
farm south of tho city, claim it is rich
with gold and silver. In examining
the location where tho oro was found
they discovered that tho ground was
full of tho precious metul, which
means thousands of dollars for Mr.
Carpenter. Gold bugs from tho west
had previously examined this, and
tried to purchase it from Mr. Carpen
ter, who, thinking the ore valuable by
the amount of money offered him, re
fused to dbposo of it at any price.
Thlrtoon Minors Entombed, at Ply
No IIopo of Their Itcscno Whllo ntWorh
In a Minn the Itoof Smldrnly Caves
In, Ilurylnfr Them Under Four
Hundred Feet of Coal
Wir.KgnnAititK, Pa., Fob. 14. An ex
ten'sivo cave-in occurred at tho Gay
lord mine of tho Kingston Coal Com
pany, at Plymouth, yesterday morn
ing. A largo number of minors and
laborers wero nt work under a section
of tho roof which has for somo time
past been considered very weak. After
a shot had been flrcd and without any
warning whatever, tho roof, consisting
of rock and coal, foil in with a heavy
crash. It is not known as yet wheth
er any of tho men wero killed outright
hy tho falling dobris, but it is known
that thirteen of them are hemmed in
in ono of tho gangways.
The air supply is shut off and tho
chance of living for any length of
time is very small. An army of res
cuers immediately started to work,
trying to reach the entombed men,
amid great excitement at the inouthof
tho slope. Tho relatives of tho mon
shut In the mino gathered about the
fdace and their lamentations were plt
ful. Tho names of tho unfortunate mon
who arc imprisoned arc as follows:
Thomas Pictou, Thomas Jones, Rich
ard Davis, John Morris, James King
don, Thomas Morrison, Thomas Cole,
Joseph Ords, Daniel Morgan, John Ar
per, Peter McLaughlin, Michael Walsh
and Thomas Loyshon.
Tho section of tho mino in which tho
men are imprisoned is a portion of tho
Baltimore vein which at this point is
very thick and they wore engaged in
placing largo timbers as a prop and
support for the roof. The affected part
covers an area of COO yards and at 12::;o
o'clock yesterday afternoon there was
strong disposition on the part of tho
men who aro well acquainted with tho
mine to say that there is little hope of
the entombed men bolng rescued.
A number of mino foremen nnd their
assistants, led by John B. Davis, su
perintendent, who had been in tho
mine all the afternoon, came out at R
o'clock and reported that all the locks
iu the mine were closed, and also at
the rock tunnel, and all the entrances.
The cave-in is now reported to havo
taken place in what is known as the
five-foot vein, seven-foot and Bennett
veins. Tho cavc-in covers un area of
about a mile, It having extended since
Friday noon, and affects the central
portion of the town of Plymouth. A
few cracks can be seen on the surface,
but this has not become seriously af
fected as yet. The rescuing party wcro
obliged to retreat on account of the
further caving in of the mine.
Men of all classes who nre familiar
with mino working arc at the tee no of
the disaster, and their willing hearts
and strong arms arc ready to go into
the mine whenever tho word is given
to aid in rescuing the entombed tim
bermen if such a thing is possible. The
mules were taken out of tho shaft in.
the afternoon, as the cave-in was ex
tending close to tho foot. Should the
shaft be closed nt any time all hope of
rescuing the men will have to be aban
doned for an indefinite time. Tho thir
teen timbermen who went Into tho
mine and who arc now imprisoned
thero were warned that there was dan
ger ahead. They said, however, to the
hoisting engineer, ns they went down
to the pit, that should anything occur
you will find us in tho big branch in
the Bennett vein. This, however,' is
also closed and there is no way to reach
The scene about tho mine last night
was heartrending, and from the pres
ent outlook there are at least eleven
widows and plenty of orphans to suf
fer tho loss of their only support
Tho officials aro hard at work to de
vise some plan or means of rescue, but
in order to get at the men they will
havo to penetrate through 400 feet of
solid coal and rock. It is believed by
the superintendent and others that the
imprisoned men are on tho "Big piano"
in the Bennett vein, which is about
700 feet from the foot of the shaft. All
of the men wero married except T.
Leyshon, who is a single man, and.
Daniel Morgan, who is a widower.
Superintendent Edwards says that
he will tuko care of the women and
children whose husbands and fathers
lost their lives in to-day's calamity.
MANY LIVES LOST
lly the Itecrnt Sturm In Germany and
Beklin, Feb. 14. Reports of loss of
life and damage to property by Mon
day's btorm continue to bo received
from all parts of the country. Among
the many dispatches received yester
day giving details of the storm is ono
from Radeberg, a small town in Sux
ony, where a scaffolding upon which a
number of men were working was.
blown down and four of tho workmen
wero Instantly killed.
At Penztln a house was blown down
nnd all the Inmates were burled. The
debris was soon cleared away, when it
was found that seven children had
either been crushed to death or suffo
cated. At Rinteln the tall chimney of
the stove'and glass works was blown
over. In falling, some of tho brick:
struck three persons, killing them in
stantly. At Sondenborg a bridge col
lapsed and several persons who wero.
on it wero killed.
Numerous Storm Fatalities.
Kansas Citv, Fob. 14. Reports re
ceived hero yesterday from Oklahoma
and tho Indian Territory mnko It al
most certain that at loast thirty lives
wero lost during the great storm of
Sunday. Many isolated homesteads
where tho fumllics wero poorly pre
pared for wtntor cannot bo hoard from
for days and possibly weeks and thero
is a reason to believe that thirty will
not represent tho total number of tho
dead. In western and southwestern
Kanbas there was groat suffering und
it is probable that in moro than ono
sod houso dcud bodies will some day