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AILY ARIZONA SIL
Volume II, No, 61,
Between 200 and 250 Miners Entombed in Pennsylvania
Mine by Awful Explosion of Gas, and There Is Little Hope
That Any Will Be Taken Out Alive; Bodies Recovered Are
MAJORITY OF BURIED MEN ARE AMERICANS,
AS THE FOREIGNERS DID NOT GO TO WORK
Most of Them, Members of the Greek Catholic Church, Re
mained on Surface to Celebrate St. Nicholas Day; Many
Who Started Drinking in Celebration of Church Fesitval,
Get Drunk to Celebrate Their Escape From Death; Awful
List of Fatalities Since December 1. '
JACOBS ('KEEK, Pa., December 19.
An explosion of gas in tho Darr coal
mine of the Pittsburg Coal company,
located hero, today entombed between
J00 and 230 miners, and there is scarce
v a ray of hope that n singlo one will
be taken from tho mine alive. Tho
initially wrecked buildings'1 in tho vi
, inity of tho mine and the condtion of
the few bodies found in tho early rescue
work indicate that the explosion wns
of such terrific force that it seems im
possible that any one could have sur
ived it. All of tho thirteen bodies
taken out up to this timo were terri
bly mutilated, three of them being
This is the third mine disaster sinco
the first of the month in tho veins of
bituminous coal underlying -western
Pennsylvania and West Virginia, for
the Naomi mine, near Fayetto City, and
the two mines at Monongah, in which
the earlier explosions happened, are
in tho same belt as the local workings.
Today's catastrophe swell the number
of victims of the deadly mino gas for
nineteen days to between 50 and tiOU
Many Observe Holiday.
That today's disaster does not equal
or even surpass in loss of life and tho
attendant horrors the ono in West Vir
ginia is due to the devotion of church
Jutics of a considerable number of
miners. In the observance of a church
festival, many of the 400 or more men
regularly employed in tho mine did not
go to work this morning. Those who
escaped through this reason aro mem
bers of the Greek Catholic church, and
they suspended work to. celebrate St.
As was the case at Monongah, the
explosion followed a brief shut down,
the Darr mino having been closed Tues
lav nnil Weilnesd.iv.
It was just 11:30 when the tenth trip
if loaded cars had been brought out
to the tipple when there came an nw
ful rumbling sound, .followed immedi
ately by a loud report and the concus
sion that shook tho nearby buildings
was felt within a radius of several
miles. At the same timo came out of
the mouth of tho mine an immense
cloud of dense smoko and dust that
floated across the YoughioughcnV
river. Intuitively every one in the- vi-
inity knew what happened and all
tnited for one place tho mouth of
Thought Mino Afire.
The river hepnratcs tho mino and tho
homes of many miners, so that only a
(lortion of those who started for tho
sceno were ablo to reach it, there be
ing scant facilities for crossing the
t ream. To those who could not cross
ho water, the smoke and dust pouring
from tho mine's mouth told tho story of
seething flames and death back in the
workings and from this sourco came re
ports that were persistent until Into in
tho day, that tho mino was burning.
Ventilating fans were kept in operation
almost without interruption, however.
Up to this time tho rescuers have
found no fire at any place in tho mine.
So far as known, only one man who
went to work this morning, escaped.
He is Joseph Maplcton, a pump man,
who emerged from ono side entrance
shortly after tho explosion. Ho left
the part of tho mine where tho most of
tho men were working, and wns on his
way to tho engine room for oil.
Story of Survivor.
"I was in entry No. 21," said lie,
"when I heard an awful rubling. I
started towards the entry, but tho next
instant I was blinded and for a little
timo did not know anything. Then 1
got to the side entry and worked my
Maplcton was .somewhat cut and
bruised, but after going homo and hav
ing his injuries dressed, ho returned to
tho mino and joined the rescuers.
William Kclvington, tho superintend
ent of tho mine, was not in tho mine
when the -explosion occurred, and ho
quickly organized rescuing parties,
starting ono force of twenty-fivo men
with reliefs at short intervals in tho
main entry, and a similar force at tho
side entry. It is hoped to reach tho
greater part of the victims through
tho sido entry.
So far little trouble has been en
countered on account of gas or lack of
air by tho rescuers and while officials
and rescuers have only tho . faintest
hopo that any of the men may be liv
ILuU luUrlLULL mmx&m$i .-JEsfrkw em
ing, nil work is being carried on upon
the theory that somo may bo found in
places of safoty, and every point of tho
workings will bo explored at the enili
Officers Hurry to Scene.
In the ofiico of tho company in Pitts,
burg, upon receipt of the news Of tho
accident, the officers hurried to tho
mine and are directing tho rescue work.
About 1,500 feet from the month of
tho mino a heavy fall of rock was en-
countcied. It is believed that most
of tho men will bo found nearly a mile
and a half beyond this point. Some
of tho officers tonight estimated that
probably more than half of tho vic
tims' are Americans, ns the majority of
the foreigners did not work today.
Tho Darr mine is located on the west
side of the Voughiougheny river, in
West Moreland county along-the lino of
the Pittsburg and !ako Eric railroad,
forty miles southeast of Pittsburg, and
thirteen miles northwest of Connels-
villc. It is one of tho largest of the
Pittsburg Coal company's mine's, hav
ing a daily capacity of 2,000 tons, and
is luodcrnin equipment, which includes
n rmnnlctc -electrical plant. There is
muhh drunkenross. horu tonight, tfjmo
of the men who got a start on account
of the holiday continuing their carousal
after the explosion in cclebrntioji of
Native Assembly Passes First
Bill, Voting $1,000,000 to
MANILA, December 10. The first
bill passed tho Philippine assembly to
day. Tho bill appropriates $1,000,000
for tho construction of schools through
out tho provinces, aud it pascd unan
imously. Isuaro Oabaldon, nationalist
member, who is author of the first law,
proposed at tho same time several other
measures, including bills to construct a
capitol building and to cancel tho in-
flebtcdness of provinces, municipalities
and insular government, but when the
school bill was introduced it wns unan
imously decided to inaugurate legisla
tion with it.
The assembly will ask congress for
the repeal of the shipping laws on tho
ground that they destroy tho chances
fnr increased transportation. It is ask-
ed that there be given free entry to
tho Htates -100,000 tons of sugar, 300,000
pounds of wrapper tobacco, 300,000
pounds of filler and unlimited amount of
manufactured tobacco, Philippine hats,
and woven goods manufactured in hemp.
In return for tho privilege, tho Philip
pines will admit free of duty agricul
tural machinery, and will maintain oth
er effects of the existing law.
WITH AID OF TROOPS
KIEVH, Russia, December 19. Kiev
university, from which 500 students
were recently expelled, was reopened
today in tho presenco of several com.
panics of infantry and hundreds of po
licomen. At all entrances oi mo in
stitution were posted sentries, with
loaded rifles, whilo at tho main entrance
a platoon of soldiers was drawn up.
Tho corridors of all buildings were pa
trolled by gendarmes to prevent demon
strations. WANT MINING COMPANY
DECLARED A BANKRUPT
ST. PAUL, Minn., December 19.
A special to the Pioneer Press Irom
Helena, Mont., says that representatives
of the Montana Consolidated Gold Min
ing company of Arizona, tho Annconda
Copper company and otltors filed a pe
tition in the federal court today to
have the Kimberly-Montana Gold Min
ing company of Chicago declared a
bankrupt. The potitionors have claims
NO INDICATIONS YET.
WASHINGTON, December 19
Weather forcca.Bt.for Arizona: Fair Fn
day, except -snow or rain Jn northern
J portion. Saturday fair. '
GLOBE, GILA -COUNTY, ARIZONA", FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1907
IN BROAD STREET
Judge Nave Makes Temporary
Injunction Permanent Be
cause of Lack of Authority.
MAY PASS ORDINANCE
TO AUTHORIZE WORK
Court in Decision Says That
Plaintiff Cannot Recover
Damages If Work Is Done
With Proper Authority.
The celebrated street grading case
which hns divided the city council,
created unpleasantness between various
city officials and engendered bitter
ness between owners of property on
Broad street between Cedar and Mos
quito, was .finally adjudicated in the
! liictpii't imiif viufrlft- .lnilm nVf
k. j,,",,., 'for fh0 plaintiffs,
thereby making the temporary injunc
tion restraining the city from grading
the street, a permanent one. The tern
porary injunction was granted nbont
six weeks ago, tho official title of the
case being Margaret Murphy and Denis
Murphy, her husband, and J. C. Lundy
versus the Citv of Globe and If. O.
Goodwin, supervisor of streets. The,
case was submitted on briefs several!
weeks ago, City Attorney Hill acting
for the defendant and Rawlins & Little
for the plaintiffs.
Need Pay No Damages.
lu his decision Judge Nave stated
that the street supervisor had acted
without proper authority in starting to
grade tho street, but thnt tho judgment
was not rendered the plaintiffs because
of their principal allegation, that the
city may not change tho grade of the
street by municipal ordinance without
paying a compensation for damages to
Last spring the council decided to
cut down the east side of Hroad street
between Cedar and Mesquite and tho
action, was resented by property owners
on that side of the street, who claimed
that the value of their property would
be greatly lessened by tho grading.
The city attempted to start the grading
when the temporary injunction restrain
ing the work was secured. The next
moe will probably be the passago of
an ordinnmc by tho city authorizing
the work and the beginning of tho
KILLED BY DYNAMITE
EXPLOSION AT PALERMO
PALCRMO, Sicily, December
19. A powder magazine contain-
;" ing a large supply of dynamite ex-
ft- ploded here today causing a tern- .?
'M bio conflagration. A number of ik
houses collapsed amid frightful dc-
'.'? tonations and the wholo town was "-"-
shaken. A panic ensued, followed i'e
by a rush to tho scene of the
disaster by troops and, firemen. i'(
It is estimated that a thousand
-" persons have been killed. tr
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Brown and Bartnett the Vic
tims and Heavy Bond Fixed
By Judge Coffey,
Will? al r L - n 111-.
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 19.
An indictment charging J. Dalzell
Brown, goneral manager of the insolvent
Calitornia Safe Deposit & Trust com
pany, nnd Walter J. Bartnett, director
and former vice president of tho West
ern Pacific railroad, with two counts of
embezzlement, was returned by tho
grand jury this afternoon. Tho first
count charges Brown as agent and
trustco with embezzling securities of the
REMEMBER, BOYS, NO ROUGH
estate of Ellen M. Colton vnlucd at
$205,000 which had been deposited with
the trust company byjlnrtnett, and the,
second charges him with embezzlement.
Bartnctt is charged with embezzlement
as special administrator of tho estate
and bailee. Presiding Judge Coffey fixed
tho bail at $200,000 bond or $100,000
ensh. Brown and Bartnctt are confined
in the city prison1 on a charge of em
bozzlcment sworn 'jo by the attorney for
!tho Colton estate
Only a few witnesses were called to
day, among thenn being James Tread
well 'nnd R. D. I'rye, both directors of
the company, If.7 J. Maginnis, bond
clerk, W. W. Scott) gato keeper, Norton
U. Wells, manager of the Fillmore street
branch bank, and Warren Olncy, Jr.,
who succeeded Bartnctt as general coun
sel on the coast for tho Western Pa
cific company. Assistant District At
torney Cook stated today that tho evi
dence against Walker in regard to tho
disappearance of tho securities has not
yet been presented. Tho grand jury
has ovidenco that Walker voluntarily
gave to tho district attorney's office all
tho knowledge ho nnd about the securi
ties. Cook is uncertain a to what dis
postion will bo made of the charge
NOTED RUSSIAN DEAD.
ST. PETERSBURG, December 19.
M. FiloHsoff, minister of commerce nnd
cx-comptrollet, died suddenly at the
Marie theater during a gala perform
nnco tonight. The cause of death was
giyen as apoplexy.
BAD DAY IN
Young Neville Tells Story of
Connection With Harry
UOISK, Idnho, December 19. New
nnd damaging testimony was presented
by the stato today in the trial of Petti
bone. Charles Neville, aged seventeen,
son of John Neville, whom Orchard said
he was directed by Moycr to kill be
cause "ho know too much," was the
chief witness, telling of the hunting
trip with his father and Orchard. On
the night of tho Independence depot ex
plosion he said Orchard left the- camp
early in tho night and did not return
until dawn, corroborating Orchard's tes
timony on that joint. When the trio
went to Denver, young Neville stated
that ho and his fathor. went to Petti
bone's store and his father had a long
talk with Pcttibonc, parts ot wlucli
ho overheard. "Then I will squeal,"
was one of tho remarks he said he
heard his father make. They went to
tho Western Federation headquarters,
where his father had a long talk with
a man whom ho did not know, and could
Young Nevillo was not a witness in
the Haywood trial, although ho was
brought to Boise, but not placed on the
stand. It was expected that Mrs. Ida
Toney, the second wifo of Harry Or
chard, would also testify today, but the
cross examination of Neville had only
been begun when tho hour of adjourn
ment was reached. Mrs. Toney will be
called tomorrow nnd the state will rest
its caso after her testimony. Orchard
was on tho stand most of tho day, but
his re-direct examination bi ought out
no new points.
DEPOSED BY HUGHES
NEW YORK, December 19. John F.
Ahearn, democrat, who ten days ago
was relieved of his oflico of president
of tho borough of Manhattan by Gov
ernor Hughes, was today elected by the
board of aldermen to succeed himself.
He received twenty-four votes against
twelve for 'Max F. Grifcnhauscn, re
publican. Ahearn 's supporters in
cluded all tho democratic members of
tho board in tho borough and in addi
tion ho received the votes of three re
publicans and of tho municipal owner
ship league alderman. Auearn's re
moval followed an investigation into
tho affairs of his office made at his own
request after charges had been pre
ferred by two officers of the city club.
Donahey in Cleveland Plain Dealer.
But Mine Owners Will Today
Hear Proposition of Western
IS EMPOWERED TO MAKE
Even to the Extent of Having
Federation Men Not Liked
as Agitators by the Mine
Owners Leave the Camp,
GOLDFIKLD, Nov., Deccrabro 19.
The mino owners of Goldfield will listen
to the proposition that Attorney Hilton,
acting for the Western Tederation, has
to put, although there is but the re
motest possibility that any compromise
can be mnde at this lato day.
6- A. letter -was -received by ihc'Mino
wnors' association this afternoon
from Hilton nsking that a meeting at
which he may be present to present the
proposition of tho Western Federation
be nrranged. No reply has been cent
by the association, but President Dolf
stated tonight that a reply will be sent
in the morning and thnt it will be favor
able to such a meeting.
What proposition Hilton has to offer
has not been revealed, but tho mine
owners are emphatic in the statement
thr.t no compromise looking to the
abandonment of tho position taken by
them thnt any miner who goes to work
must renounce tho Western Federation
will be accepted.
Secretary Erb issued a statement to
night as follows:
Will Not Recede.
"The position taken by the Mine
Owners' association which1 has been
given to tho public and published
through the press is irrevocable. While
tho association is willing to receive
Hilton and db-cuss the situation with
him, it can not reconsider the position
it hns taken."
Hilton hns stated that ho is author
ized to make important concessions even
to the removnl of some members of
the Western federation who may be
considered by tho Mine Owners' nsso
ciation ns agitators, from the camp.
Tho mines have been in operation today
and aro working tonight with about the
same number of men as yesterday. No
considerable- number of men. to break
the strike hns been brought in as yet.
General Funston left this morning for
RESIGNS FROM OFFICE
:: DENVER, December 19. J. K.
Kirwan, who has been acting sec-
rctary-trcasurcr of the Western
Federation, tendered his resigna-
tion today, to take effect at once.
Ernest Mills, a member of the ex-
w ccutivo board from Dritish Colum-
bia, assumed tho duties of tho of- &
fice. Kirwan resigns on account or ,f
ill health. Acting President Mn- w
honey leaves Denver for Goldfield
tonight to personally look into tho 'f
'f troubles there. w
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FUNERAL OF LATE
Body Placed in Vault of Bema-
dottes After Grand and
STOCKHOLM, December 19. Seldom
if over has this city witnessed such a
grand and solemn ceremony as that
whichtoday marked tho funeral of King
Oscar. The entiro population of
Stockholm, and thousands of visitors
from th(j"country, stood bareheaded,
silent nnd sorrowful along tho line of
tho procession to catch the last glimpse
of the casket containing all that re
mained of their beloved king. Every
house along tho routo was draped from
grond to caves with crepe and even the
color of the uniforms of the soldiers
was deadened by tho universal mark
of mourning. Half masted flags were
likewiso draped with crepe, and stream
ers of tho same sombro material hung
ncross the streets at frequent inter
vals. The funeral procession included
two thousand persons, among them be
ing Gustav, tho new king of Sweden,
tho King of Dcumark, the Swedish
princes and princesses, and ambassa
dors leprcsenting foreign monarchs.
As the funeral procession entered tho
church, organ nnd orchestra played
Haydn's magnificent dirge, and as the
casket was carried up the aisle every
eye in tho congregation filled with
tears. At the conclusion of the march
tho choir lecited two Lutheran songs
nnd the funeral oration wns delivered
by the Hishop of Lund, who spoke of
King Oscar's philanthropy, his devo
tion and affection as father and hus
band. Lutheran muss with litany was
read by the Archbishop of Upsal.
A salute of forty-two guns was fired
by the forts and ships In the harbor and
volleys of musketry burst forth as the
coffin was placed in the va.ult of Uerna-(lottos.
HUGHES THROWN DOWN
BY NEW YORK G. 0. P.
NEW YORK, December 19. Hy an
almost unanimous vote the republican
committee of New York county tonight
refused to adopt the resolution endors
ing Governor Hughes for the republican
BATTLESHIPS OFT FLORIDA.
ON HOARD U. S. MINNESOTA, Dc
ccrabcr 19. At noono today the battle
ship fleet is due cast of Jupiter fleet,
Florida. The speed today was increased
to eleven knots per hour, and the ships
are still in douDlc column formation.
Tho weather is perfect. All hands pre
dressed in white.
TO OUST STANDARD.
ST. PAUL, December 19. Attorney
General Edward T. Young today began
proceedings in the district court of Hen
nipen county to oust Uie Standard Oil
company of Indiana from Minnesota,
TO PROBE OPIUM TRAFFIC.
PEKIN, December 19. Lieutenant
Hu Lin, a graduate of Amherst college,
has boon appointed head of the com
mittee which is conducting the opium
investigation in Pckin.
Securities Are Sold and Money
Used by Officials for Pri
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev., December 19.
A meeting of the depositors of the
Searchlight bank & Trust company -was
held last night and the committee re
ported that tho securities owned by the
bank had been hypothecated to the Me
Carmack company of Salt Lake for the
sum of $15,000 aud it is alleged that
tho money was used by President Homer
Tabor in private enterprises.
It is asserted that the insitution has
been gutted of all negotiable, notes
nnd securities, the same having been
hypothecated nnd the funds used m
privnte enterprises by Tabor and his
associates. Tho committee states that
criminal proceedings will be instituted
against evrryonc involved in the trans
actions. COPPER ADVANCE
Goes Up in London, But Re
mains Same at Home; Holi
day Atmosphere in Market,
NEW YORK, December 19. The at
mosphere of the holidays began to gath
er about the stock exchange today and
the tone of the dealings became dull
and indifferent. Any sign of strength
in one part of tho list was taken advan
tnrrn of to' sell tho stocks of anothci
In Reacfing a movement to take profits
was conspicuous and the stock was
sold steadily. Hill stocks were most
conspicuously strong. A sharp advance
in London copper was the feature of
the days news. Time monoy market
is almost wholly nominal. Not much
of tho earlier gains were left at the
end of the day. Bonds were stendy.
NEW YORK, December 19. London
tin was higher, with spot at 119 and
futures at 121, and locally dull and
higher at 26 to 26.50.
Thero was an advance in London
copper, with spot at 59, 10s and fu
tures at 60, lis, Cd, but locally dull
with Lake 13 to 13.25, Electrolytic
12.75 to 13, Casting 12.50 to 12.75.
Lead was unchanged in London at
13, 1,7s, Cd, and locally dull at 33.50
Spelter declined 2s, 6d in London and
was unchanged locally at 4.15 to 4.25.
Locally, iron was unchanged.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FIST FIGHT ON
FLOOR OF H90SI
D'Armond of Missouri Calls J,
Sharp Williams a Liar and
WILLIAMS HITS FIRST
BUT LOSES FIRST BLOOD
Came Just at Adjournment and
Hundreds See Scrap; Gaines
of Tennessee Calls Wash
ington Editor a Liar.
WASHINGTON, D?cembcr 19.
John Sharp Wiliams of Mississippi,
minority leader of the lower house, and
Representative David A. D'Armond of
Missouri, engaged in a fist fight over
the passing of the lie on the floor of
the house tnis artcmoon immediately
after adjournment. Williams struck tho
first blow and D'Armond retaliated vig
orously with clenched fists. When tho
combatnnts were separated blood was
flowing down Williams' face from a
small gash on his left check and his
forehead was bruised. D'Armond bore
no mark of the fray. The encounter
was witnessed by more than 100 mem
bers of tho house, and many more per
sons in the galleries, among theni a
score of women.
Beginning and End.
Williams was seated at his desk in
the center aisle and D'Armond occu
pied the desk adjoining. They were
engaged in earnest talk, but their voices
were low and attracted no special at
tention. Suddenly both men sprang to
their foot and began striking each other.
So startled were the members of the
house that for a moment no one offer
ed to interfere nnd they lunged back
ward apd forward between the desks,
both swaying wildly and each in ap
parent danger of going down. Assistant
Sergeant-at-arms Sinnott sprang be
tween them, grasped D'Armond and
held him whilo representative attend
ants followed -suit and effected a ecp -arntion.
. ' "
In another moment every other sec
tion of the chamber was deserted, all
those on the floor being massed in the
eager tip-toeing crowd around tho
Didn't Mind tho Gong.
"Don't get excited," panted D'Ar
mond at Williams, struggling to free his
pinioned arms to strike.
"Why, 1 am not excited in the
least," answeicd Williams, who contin
ued dabbing with his handkerchief.
Friends led them in opposite direc
tions. Williams went immediately to tho
cloak room and made the following
"This disagreement arose over the
committee assignments. D'Armond
called me to task for recommending
his colleague Bocher to no more prom
inent committee than that of coinage
weights and measures. I replied that I
had been given to understand by him
that Bocher was well satisfied with
that nssisgnmenr. '
"D'Armond answered that I could
have gained suchan idea only by the
operation of my imagination or by a'
deliberate wish to misunderstand. I'
suggested that the floor of the house
wns no place for a quarrel or scene and
asked him to desist. He retorted that
it was not a matter of opinion, but of
voracity ami said he did not believe T
merely made a mistake. I then struck
him and we exchanged blows. It was
most regrettable that the floor should
be selected for such an affair."
Missourian Had To Bo Shown.
According to D'Armond the episode
arose over the correctness of conversa
tion between himself and Williams ten
days ago regarding committee assign
mentR. D'Armond insisted that he had
not specified any committee to which
he desired to have his colleague as
signed and Williams, ho said, brusquely
replied that it was simply a matter of
recollection between the two. "He
said this," said D'Armond, "in such
a way ag to leave no other inference
than the one I suggested. I told him I
believed him to bo a liar. He thereupon
struck me. I think I gave him ns good
as he gave me."
Gaines Also Hostile.
WASHINGTON, December 19. The
wprd "liar" was used twice in anger
on tho floor of tho house today, tho first
occasion being when Representative
Gaines of Tennessee denounced a local
newspaper for printing a statement re
garding his alleged interest in the de
ficiency appropriation for seeds for dis
tribution, and the second and more
serious occasion when D'Armond ap
plied tho epithet to Williams. During
the two hours and twenty minutes of
the session today the house got down
to actual -work and transacted consid
erable business. All that remained to
make this possiblo was tho announce
ment that the comnnttco appointments
would be made today by the speaker.
Several chairmen becamo alert with re
gard to their rights and forced refer
ence to committees of several proposi
tions on which immediate action was
desired. This was not accomplished,
howovcr, without more or less debate
which at times grew warm. The first
money appropriated by tho present con
gress was awarded today. The amount
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