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MT. VERNON, 0., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1910 No. 102
Shown By Explorations Oi Entrances
Oi The Pretoria Pit
DOE TO GAS EXPLOSION
fire Quickly Turns Staff Into
ASSISTANT MANAGER KILLED
filters WreckedWorkings Without
Gas Helmet and Is Asphyxiated
By Foul Gases Women At
tempt to Enter Shaft In Search
For Loved Ones.
Iorvlon, Dec. 22. Accompanied by
.alr-helmot parties, a government In-
epector oxplorod the entrances to
five sections of tho Pretoria pit,
"Whoro 340 miners were entombed by
en explosion, and found that all of
these sections had been swept by
ftro. The bodies seen had evidently
tooon subjected to a terrific force.
fiomo of tho dead had been burned
end others suffocated. Tho Inspector
lum Issued a statement that there is
no reasonable hope that any of tho
entombed minors are living.
Tho causo of tho explosion Is un
known. Flro broke out immediately,
anij within d few minutes flames
wfcro leaping irom the mouth of tho
jnlilo to a height of 80 feet.
Tho shaft was choked by tho
wrecked mine cages and other de
ferls. This not only practically de
stroyed the ventilation apparatus,
$uJt. turned back the rescuing party,
AN OPEN-AIR CONCERT
San Francisco, Dec. 22, Tetraz
jslnl, tbo prima donna., who had such
a. hard, fight. w,lth Oscar Hammer
's tcih to secure tbo prlvllego of sing
las 'In concert In Son Francisco, has
decided to sing in tho street here on
Christmas ovening. A stand will bo
erected at Lottas fountain, and to
Clrilovlllo, O., Dec. 22. Fire wiped
out tho business district of Stouts
riVre, nir hero, with a loss estimat
ed at between ?10,000 and $15,000.
SWEPT BY RE
led by Mine Managor Tongo, nrter
the rescue of seven men near the
mouth of the mlno. Four others wer
Tho rescuers finally effected an en
trance through an adjoining mine
and recovered 20 bodies, but their
work was greatly hampered by the
flames and the danger of further ex
plosions. Most of tho victims en
countered were dead. Those still
alive were, for tho most part, badly
Injured. None of thoso taken out
could give any clew as to tho cause
of tho explosion.
Hundreds of people gathered about
the mouth of the mine, and tho grief
of the families of the entombed men
led to many dramatic incidents.
Wives and mothers of victims tried
to enter tho mine and were only re
strained by an extra detail of police.
Many of the corpses recovered
were rnrecognlzablo from burns and
dismemberment. Tho force of tho
explosion was sufficient to denude
most of the victims.
As&istant Manager Rusuton per
ished while leading one of the rescu
ing parties. He failed to provldp
himself with a safety helmet and
succumbed to the noxious gases. Af
ter Rushton's death all the rescuers
put on helmets. The Are is still
Canadian Engineers In Line.
Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 22. Loco
motive onglueers and railroad offi
cials in Winnipeg, discussing the
threatened engineers' strike on Gl
roads in the United States, said that
every engineer In western Canada
would go out with the Americans.
An official of tho union said that 50,
0C0 men on this sido of the line
would bo affected. Engineers are paid
at the rate of ?5 per 100 miles here
nnd aro asking for 27 per cent in
crease. Pompellan Victim Unearthed.
Rome, Doc. 22. At Pompeii work
men who were digging for tho foun
dation of a new building outside the
area of the hurled city found the
body of a woman, which had been
petrtijed. Both the hands wore full
of jawels. Evidently the woman fled
from the eruption that overwhelmed
Pompeii, carrying her valuables, and
was buried In tbo downpour.
Tried to Poison Daughters.
Sharcn, Pa., Doc. 22. An investi
gation disclosed that before Mrs. J.
Edward Morrow, 26, committed sui
cide by taking corrosive sublimate,
she attempted to havo her two
daughters Kathleen, 9, and Dorothy,
7 take some of tho same poison.
Kathleen swallowed a quantity, but
was saved. Dorothy refused to take
tne accompaniment or an orchestra
the diva will sing a number of songs.
All streetcars will stop for a half
hour and the singer will be assured
tho largest audience 'that over gath
ered to bear her, as 20,000 people
can stand within sound of her voice.
AS YOU LIKE IT
Jlube Waddoll, the erratio baseball
twlrler, Is being sued for divorce by
tho third Mrs. Waddoll,
John W. Bookwalter handed out
?6,000 worth of Christmas cheer to
tho worthy poor of Springfield.
Three men were fatally Injured
when a 23-hour train on tho Penn
sylvania railroad hit a freight in the
Ethel Flenuike, 12, was fatally in
jured at Youngstown when a sled on
which she was coasting collided with
a telephone pole.
The Largest Bronze Statue In
World Located In Mexico City
Copyright by American Press Association.
The City of Mexico claims to havo the largest bronw! stutue in the world,
that of Charles IV. Whether It Is the largest or not has been disputed, but the
great mass of bronze nnd stone acts us n landmark for many a puzzled Ameri
can who visits the beautiful capital of Mexico. The statue stands ht' the head
of tho drive that leads to President Diaz's castle. Down this long avenue
Btntues and beautiful trees line the way for the pedestrian or the tourist who
unravels the mystery of blue, yellow nnd red carriages. Tho liquids of Mexico
are snares for tho unknowing tourist The average man who tries some of
the Mexican drinks and then perhaps starts for his quarters cheers with de
light when he sees the statue of Charles IV. looming up In tho distance. It
is one landmark In the city that Is not duplicated. Four policemen' nre always
within u few steps of the statue, and they aro kept busy giving a helping
hand to the tourists who rest in tho shade of the giant horse and man whllt
they collect their liefuddled brains.
BARONESS VON SEDTWITZ
DIES IN NEW YORK
Npw York. Dec. 2. Baroness Von
Scdtwltz, who was formerly Miss
Mary Elizabeth Caldwell of Louis
ville, Ky., and who with her sister,
th'e Marquise Monstiors-Merlnvllle,
created a sensation several years ago
by renouncing tbo Catholic church
after having been conspicuous in its
support, died on Dec. 1C at the Carl
ton hotel at Frankfort; Germany. She
was 13 years old. Her sister, who
MARTIN W. LITTLETON
New Yorker Wilt 3peak In
Columbus Jackson Day.
ricoto by American Presn Association
SPEAKERS ARE ENGAGED
Democrats of Columbus Announce
Jackson Day Program.
Columbus, 0.,'Dec. 22. Tho com
plete speaking program for the Jaek
son day banquet, to bo held at Me
morial hall, Jan. 7, under, auspices of
tho Franklin County Democratic
club, has' been announced. The
speakers will bo Governor Harmon,
James Hamilton Lewis of Chicago, a.
former congressman; Theodoro Bell,
who made a hot race recently as the
Democratic candidate for governor
of California, and Martin W. Little
ton of Now York, who won fame and
notoriety as legal defender of Harry
Thaw in that famous murder trial.
The oyster trust now controls 95
per'cont of the- bluopolnt 'beds on'
tho Atlantic coast and is preparing
to givo a boost to prices.
" ... . y
was Mary Gwendolyn Caldwell, died
Oct. 4, 1909, on board ship as she
was nearlng the American shore. The
baroness has been ill sinco that date.
Some months ago she left her cha
teau in Switzerland and wont to
Frankfort for treatment. Two weeks
ago die becamo seriously ill with
heart disease at tho hotel and died
on Friday. Sho leaves a 14-year-old
ADMITS PART IN
Harry Lennan Tells How Wilson
' Was Killed.
Logan, O., Dec. 22. It is said that
Harry Lennan, one of tho men ar
rested in the Carbondale murder
case, made a clean breast of tho
murder committed in that, place on
Jan. 8. In his statement to tho coun
ty officials he Is said to have stated
that the body found burned In a slab
pile, to an uniecognizablo ash heap,
was ihat of James Wilson. Lennan
implicates others In the murder,
which statoment caused tho arrest of
Jack Bowers of near Nelsonville, and
he is now in jail, together with Len
nan and Arnold McNeal.
Tho statement of Lennan Is suld U
bo that on the fatal night Wilson,
McNeal, Bowers and Lennan went to
the slab pile nenr Carbondale, to
build a fire and celebrate with a gal
lon of whisky which they had. The
associates of Wilson knew that he
had nearly ?1Q0 In his pocket for ho
had shown it to. others.
At tho Are tbo plot was. entered
Into to rob' hjra. The plot was car
ried out by one of the party shooting
tho victim to death. It s not given
put whp did the shooting, but tbo
statement of Lennan to the county
officials gives in detail the entire
An' unsuccessful attempt to secure
the rcleaso of the men now in jail
was frustrated by tho wlfo of Sheriff
Williamson, who outrau an Intruder
who sought to obtain possession of
the coll' keys. Finding ho was
thwarted, tho stranger fled and has
not been located,, although Mrs. "Wil
liamson furnished a good description
of the man,
House Democrats Caucus.
.Coluiubu8, O., Deo. 22. It is tho
general prediction that J. J. Vinlng
of Mercer county will bo solccted as
speaker of tbo house of representa
tive at Hlfp caucus of tho Demo
cratic momt)oni)l2ct, to be held In
this city $18 afternoon.
Coiumbus, U., Uec. 22. Officials of
Clermont county who had retained
fees not allowed, by law were quick
to refund, according to tho report of
the Btato examiners. It was found
that ?1,238.4" was due tho county.
Sheriff p. M. Itapp, Shoriff T. C.
Teal end Probate Judgo William It.
Walker paid back $164.41, $520.42
and $108.48 respectively. Tho money
in tho caso of Sheriff Teal was un
Claimed -fees. In all $1,036.56 was
paid back. "
Coiumbus, O., Dec. 22. Tho Ohio
supreme court overruled a motion to
reinstate Charles A. Thatcher, To
ledo attorney, disbarred two years
ago. Thatcher was, disbarred for cir
culatlcs campaign literature attack
ing judges and for his alleged part
in bringing suits on notes which had
K Marlon, 0., Dec. 22. Miss Fa7
Barnhart of this city received a let
ter hearing a railroad postmark en
closing a Now York draft for $2,500
and -this-message: "Years ago your
dead mother rendered me a, service.
Now I am in a position to repay her
daughter. Ploaso accept the enclosed
draft for a Christmas present from
your unknown friend."
Couldn't Kill Him.
"Spotted fever" received some queer
treatment in John Wesley's day, ac
cording to Wesley's journal of Sep
tember, 174(3. A man named John
Trembath had the fever, and Wesley
wrote: "It was the second relapse Into
tho spotted fever. In the height of
which they gnve him snek, cold milk
and apples, plums, as much as ho
could swallow. I can see no way to
account for his recovery but tht he
had not yet finished bis work."
Forty Cents a Pound.
"Say, what Is a microtome?"
"A delicate scientific Instrument with
which shavings one one-thousandth of
an inch thick can be cut"
"Oh, yes. The fellow I buy my ba
con of has one." Cleveland Leader.
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
CHICAGO CatUe:Uecves, $4 6507 SO;
Texas utters, $4 -5D SO; western steers.
Si 1O0C 00; atockers and feeders, $3 450
5 80; cows and lieircro, $2 5006 23.
Calves 57 2509 25. Sheep and Lambs
Native sheep. $2 G0(Q4 10; western, $3 00
4 40; native lambs. $1 C0QC 70; west
ern, $5 00G 7D; yearlings, i lBfilfi 00.
Hogs L,l6ht, 7 60(7 SS; mixed, 7 65
7 30; heavy, $7 BOfj'7 CO; rough, J7 B0
7. CO; piss, $7 10jj;7 8.' Wheat No. 2
red, 93ielc. Corn No. 2, 4G14iS't7o.
Oats No. 2. snirq!3Xio
EAST BUFFALO Cattle: Export cat
tle, JO 108)G 60; shipping steers, tt, So
6 10; butcher cattle, $5 C0C SS; heifers,
S3 '35G 83; fat cows, 3 C05 10; bulls,
13 C05 35; milkers and springers, $25 00
(&00 00. Calves, $10 0010 25. Sheep and
Lambs Mixed sher.p, $3 7503 85; weth
ers, $3 834H 00; ewes, J3 E03 75; lambs,
tC flOiRG 50; yeuillnprs, $1 7Bijl5 00. Hogs
Hfiiles, mediums and Yorkers, JS 25;
pl;s, $8 30jS 35; roughs, $7 257 40;
stttBS, JO 25(0G 75.
GLEVELAND-'-Cattla:. Choice steers,
$5 511 6' 00; Uelfft-s, 13 750-5 50; fat rows,
S3 7504 25; bulls, 51 0004 50; milkers
and springers, 20 00065 00. Calves
$10 00 down, fihtep and Lambe Mixed
shocp, $3 60S' 7S: Jwes. $3.5003 76; best
she.op,! $3. tiS&i ?T Limbs, $3 506 25.
HoKs-r-UoHVleu, $8 003T8 V); mediums.
$S 10; Yorkers, $8 10; jIrs, fS 15; roughs,
$7 257 60: taes. 5 0000 75.
PITT3DURG Cattle: Choice,, $6 SE
no; prime, I 1006 35; tidy butchers,
$5 40f$? 80; heifers, $3 0005 50; cows,
nulla and stags. $1! 0005 25; fresh cows,
$33 OO0GO 00. Calves Veal, $7 00010 00.
Bhcpp and Lambs Prlmo wethers, $4 00
4 10; 'good mixed, $3 5003 90; Iambs,
$4 50G 40- Hogs All grades, $8 050
OOSTON Wool: Ohio and Pennsylva
nia XX, 32c; delulno washed, 34o; do
lalno unwashed, 2CW027c; M-blood.
romblntr, 2903Ou; -blood combins, 27
2So; 'tf-blood combing, 2P03Oo; flna
unmerchantable, 24025c; Kentucky and
Indiana -blood, 29030c; 4blood, i70
CINCINNATI When,t: No. 2 red, 95
9Ro. Corn No. 2 mixed, 47047 Me.
Oats No. 2 mixed, 3333Hc. Itye No.
2, F5lS7''. Lard-JlO- 15. Rulk Meats
$10 75, Uacon $11 75. Cattle $2 B0
G "5. 31u p $2 0003 75. Lambs $3 765?
G 00. Ulgs $G 9007 90.
FIREMEN BURIED '
Three Lives Los! During Cincinnati
Four Buildings Destroyed EIqIiT Others Badly Damaged In
Blaze Which Started In Krippendorf-O'Neill Shoe
Factory And Soon Spread To Opposite And Adjoin
ing Structures-Officials Investigate Mysterious
Circumstances Which Point To Incendiarism
Robert D. Greer, engine driver,
killed under falling wall.
Walter Morris, 38, killed by falling
Charles Schwengel, fireman.
William Tinley, 47, company No. i;
captain Engine company No. 4;
Frank Humphries, 28, fireman, both
legs broken and Internal injuries;
Geiger Morgan, 26, fireman, serious;
Philip Hurley, fire marshal; John
Luhn, fireman, injured in fall down
elevator shaft; Leonard Cleary, boy.
Cincinnati, O., Dec. 22,-rIn the
shoe and leather district on Syca
more street, fire leveled four fac
tories, damaged eight other plants,
cost three lives, injured 10 firemen
and caused a property loss approxi
mately estimated at $2,000,000.
The following buildings were de
stroyed; The Krippendorf-O'Nelll
shoe factory, Taylor-Poole Leather
company, Twlulcck- company and the
Cahlll Shoe company.
The buildings of the United Leath
er company, German livery stable,
Wildberg box factory and the Gress
Pfleger company, leather, were par
tially destroyed. The Henry Nurre
building, the McDonald Tinners and
Plumbers Supply company building,
the Victor Safe and Lock company
and the Payne Motor company were
The fire started in the seven-story
factory of the Krippendorf-O'Nelll
company, at Ninth and Sycamore
streets. Within a few' minutes the
flames leaped across tliq street to the
seven-story plant of tho Taylor-Poole
Leather company. While firemen
worked in tile street between the
burning buildings the walls und
floors ' of the Krippendorf-O'Nelll
Met Instant Death.
Robert !reer, who was working at
a fire engine, and three other fire
men were caught under the walls.
Greer was instantly killed, while th
other men were seriously hurt. The
engine that Greer was working on
and another that was stationed
Zanesville. O., Dec. 22. The Rev.
A. M. Courtenay, pastor of Grace M.
E. church, which has the largest
congregation In southern Ohio, walk
ed Into tho offlco of the Sunday News
and, after a brief exchange of 'words
with tho editor, Ad Ellsperman, slap
ped him in tho fncc. Rignt then
RUMOR QUICKLY DENIED
Government Officials Say No Troops
Ready to Move on Cuba.
New York. Dec' 22. A sensational
story printed here this morning un
der u 'Washington date lino, that
5,000 United States troops are being
kept within 30 hours of tho embarka
tion point, ready to take possession
of Cuba, is denied pn the. highest au
thority. The fi(ory says tho war de
partment believes tho Cuban govern
ment will, ko to pieces shortly. A
across tne street were burled unaer
tons of brick.
When the walls of the Krippendorf-O'Nelll
plant fell, bricks fell on.
telegraph feed wires, causing a tele
graph pole to snap in three places.
One of the pieces of the pole killed
a 16-year-old boy, who was a spec
The county jail Is In the fire dla
trlct and there was pandemonium
among the prisoners when they
heard the rumble of the falling walls.
The men cowered in their cells until
the Jailer marshaled them together
and arranged to take them from the
building Into the courthouse through
During the fire the county morgue
was threatened by falling' walls" and
the building was ordered vacated
Fifty families 'living in tenement
houses lA the district fled from their
Huudreds of men are thrown out
of work as a result of the conflagra
tion. Mayor Schwab, Safety Director
Scott Small and Insurance under
writers commenced Investigation of
the fire, and it s stated there are
strong reasons to believe the fire
was of incendiary origin. Present
conditions are such, however, that it
can not be definitely ascertained
where 'and how the blaze started.
Deed Sighed Today.
Havaria, Uec. 22. The deed for
the transfer of the government's ar
senal property In exchange for Unit
ed Railway property, a deal that has
exclte'd much adverse comment, was
Cleveland to See Salome.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 22. Mary Gar
den will appear before Cleveland au
diences in Salome, despite the ban
placed upon tho play by Mayor
Baehr and Chief Koehler. Manager
Daniels of Kleth's hippodrome an
nounced that he had booked Miss
Garden to appear here. His attorney
looked up the law and found that the
first performance could not be
barred. "If it's naughty, we'll stop
it," said Mayor Baehr.
things startea. Tne eaitor responded
with a punch that floored the minis
ter. Three times the pastor took tho
count and then became unconscious.
The dispute started over an editorial
in which the editor objected to 'tho
minister's attitude on tho 'wet and
high official named in the story said
emphatically over the telephone from
his house that there was nof a word
of truth in tho xtory.
Naval Fireman Killed.
Washington, Dec. 22. An explo
sion of coal gas in tho bunkors f'
the battleship Michigan of the Atlan
tic fleet was reported to tho navy
department by Rear Admiral Schroe
der, commander-in-chief of the fleet.
Benjamin J. McCleary, a fireman,
second class, was badly burned and
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