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EOCg ISLAUD, ILIk, T7ED3T3DAY. EUAllT 19 ?3
Not On of Whom Will Ever B
Sten Alive Again.
FRIGHTFUL DISASTER ISA HUE.
Explosion of Gas Wrack tb Shaft
ad Imprisons All Who
Were at Work.
lUaeacrs Mat by the Deadly Oemsj and
Driven from Tbalr Berate Iawer Dea
eaa at Families la a Calerade Tewa Ba
rrsnd bj tha Pit FUad Tha Cetastrn.
yhaimnmd by a Snack That Made
the Earth Tremble Troy Flra Leas ratal
Df.xveb, Feb. 1ft A special to Tha
News from Newcastle, Colo., tart: An
explosion occurred at tha Vulcan mine at
11:20 yesterday morning which was the
most disastrous ever known In the history
of this camp. Dozens of homes in oar llt
tlo city ara desolate because soma loved
one father, husband, brother or son
e li ft his home with not a thought of dan
gcror thu awful death that so sorely
awaited Mm, and Is now lying lifeless at
tlio bottom of tho Vuican Slope. All busi
ness is practically suspended, and every
ono is duzud at the awfulness of the sud
den disaster. No warning was given the
peaceful villagers nntll a sudden report
as from a hundred cannons resounded
throughout the valley, making the earth
tremble, 1'eoplo rushed out of their homes
and places of business to see what had
lmpp-jned, and one look toward the Vul
can mine was sufficient
Tho number of victims cannot now be
accurately stated, estimates running from
fifty to seventy. Those best Informed
think tho number is vory likely between
liftr-flvo and sixty. '
lteacarrs llrlrea Oat by Gas.
For a dense cloud of smoke Issuing
from the mouth of the slope met the eyes
of thu gazers and told the tale of death.
A throng of people were soon at the scene
of tho ill mutter, a distance of nearly two
miles from Xewcasrlo. Tho force of tho
expl Mlon hud caused a cave-In. and the
tunnel and air cotirun were tilled with
fallen, roc!;, earth and timbers. Uoth fan
houws were wrecked, and tha slope and
vli-ltiily were so full of debris and tho gas
wns so had that it was hard and danger
ou work to begin the rescue. Neverthe
less willing bands were soon at work and
live men went down as fur as posslblo to
uncertain the condition of tho slope, and
found It such that It will require much
lalior to regal n tho luburors. Tho gas was
so bud that after the party had gotten 200
feet they were compelled to return. The
party consisted of Superintendent llor
riek, of thu Vulcan; and John Evans,
William Kease, Sam Hills and Robert
Teniplemnn, from the Consolidated niino.
Ono lu ! Out Atlvo, Dying Later.
Tho last-named mine shut down imme
diately on hearing of the disaster and sent
their entire force of ISO men to help the
unfurtnnato ones. Tho construction of a
temporary fan house was commenced at
oneo with thu oLject of pumping fresh air
Into the mine. It Is hardly possible that
any of the miners are still alive, but the
starting of the fans, if nny hove, survived.
may keep them alive till help reaches
them. Tho only man who got out of the
lutnn at tho time of the explosion was E l-
ward Welch, who was noar the mouth of
thu tunnel and was blown out, his skull
fractured, arm broken, faeo badly cut and
burned and all tho hair burned from his
head. He was breathing when found, but
expired shortly after without showing
No Hope fur Those Entombed.
Two young miners, Tom Connelly and
James IV trie, met with narrow escapes.
Their eyes becoming soro they quit work
In tho mines nnd had Just emerged from
tho tunnel wben the explosion occurred.
As soon as tho news of the explosion
reached Newcastle Superintendent Blount
closed tho mines of the Colorado Fuel and
Iron company, and taking all his miners
loft for tho Vulcan mines, where all are
. actively at work aiding in tho attempt at
rescue. There are two shafts In addition
to the ono In which the explosion took
place. In the upper of these two the res
cuers ore in about 9U0 feet, and it Is
through this that air can bo forced Into
sonic of the rooms, but nono of those In
the mine have come out, and It is feared
that this Is conclusive evidence that all
Bporalntloa an the Causa of tha Disaster.
Tho cause of the explosion Is not yet
known. Ihe coal fields in which tha Vol'
can mine Is located have been troubled
with subterranean gases for many years.
In many cases smoke has issued from
crevices in tho rocks since tho country was
first known to whlto men and in later
years more than one valuable coal mine
has been destroyed by fire breaking into
tho workings. It is thought that the dis
aster may have been caused by breaking
Into a large pocket oi gas.
ROLL OF DEAD IS OXLY THREE,
Tba Miracle of tha Tiro and rrcaalod raaia
at tba Troy Disaster.
Trot, N. Y., Feb. 19. What seems al
most a miracle in connection with the dis
astrous conflagration In Troy Monday
night is tho fact mado evident now that
the loss of life is no greater than was de
tailed yesterday. The list of three killed
and tltteeu wounded Is verified, and the
miracle appears In the fact that oat of B0
human beings who crushed and struggled
for life in the name-bound building but
three tutul casualties resulted. The names
of those who were killed and wounded
have been correctly given.
The dramatic incident of tba day oc
curred about noon when a member of tha
firm of rUcUhcimer & Co. began calling
the roll of employes to find the missing.
Pale-faced, nervous women stood In tows
before the caller of tba roll. As tha call
proceeded the answers came readily, and
tlx re were looks j relief upon tha races.
Svben the call was completed seven ab
sentees were noted, and emissaries war
sent out to Had them. By o'clock last
- Bight all had been located, alive and well.
Also the money loss by tba flra. Instead
pf being sWOOO or so, has dwindled te
1140, Ouu, of which Mo.ooo is ota the build
ing, wMcn was insured for
FIGHTING WITH THEIR MOUTHS.' j
A Sartor Sera That Is Fwnamr with, taa
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 19 FlUsimmons
has received the following telegram from
Chicago: "I read in tonight's papers that
you said I was a nr. The next time I sea
yon I will make you take It back, like I
did before. James J. Corbett."
Julian sent the following reply: "All
right, chappie. Get yourself in good con-
Hilton and get down nere quick; but mind
you, get yourself In better condition than
you were at Hot Springs. Fitzsimmons
will put you out of existence the very next
aay alter ne places Mahcr among the has
beens." EL Paso, Tex., Feb. 19. When Pit.
slmmons was shown an Interview given
out In Chicago by James J. Corbett, and
told that he could have a fight with the
latter before a London club, he exclaimed:
"That suits iso. I will fight Corbett any
where at any time. All I ask Is that we
be secured against Interference. He won't
have to chase me for a fight. I will give
It to him mighty quick."
EL PASO, Tex-, Feb. 19. Late reports
from Las Cruees are to the effect that one
of Mailer's eyes is entirely well and the
other Is practically free from Inflamma
tion. He took a tramp of twelve miles
and went through all his exercise, except
punching the bag. It is announced that
he surely will be in condition to enter the
ring on Friday.
MATTHEWS SECOND IN THE SERIES.
Secretary Bbeerla Speaks a Good Word for
tba Governor's Boons.
ClXCtimATU Feb. 19. The Commercial-
Gazette today publishes an article from
Simon P. Sbcerin, secretary of the Demo
cratic national committee and a leader in
Indiana politics, supporting Governor
Claude Matthews for the presidential
nomination at tha Chicago convention.
Since Indiana was admitted no Demo
cratic president has been elected without
the Iloosier electoral vote. .Sheerin says
no Democrat will deny that the Indiana
vote will be needed this year and he In
sists that Governor Matthews' nomina
tion will insure it for tho Democrats.
Ho says the governor will be supported
by the most sincerely unanimous delega
tion Indiana ever sent to a national con
vention. Ills record as a member of the
legislature, as secretary of state and as
governor are brilliantly portrayed and he
is shown to be in harmony with his party
on the tariff and other questions. He is
presented as a practical f armor and a prac
tical statesman who would meet the de
mands of both his party and his country
at the present time.
CLEVELAND TO SPEAK SOON.
Banc diet Says Us Will Beply to tba Third
Term Omistloa Shortly.
New York, Feb. 19. The World this
morning says: Mr. F. C. Benedict, the
broker and close personal friend of Presi
dent Cleveland, said In an interview:
Mr. Cleveland will answer the third
term question very distinctly at a not dis
tant duy. He will not keep the Democrats
waiting." Tho way In which Benedict
said this seemed to Indicate that Cleve
land had a messagn ready for the Democ
racy. When pressed for a more definite
statement of what he knew tho president s
friend said: 'I can't say more just now."
Motes of Iowa Legislatloav
Des Moines, Feb. 19. Both houses have
passed tho bill shortening tho time re
quired for holding special elections. It
was done to allow the early election of a
successor to Dr. McClelland, the member
of tho house who died last week. A reso
lution was adopted In both houses favor
ing the establishment of a military park
at Vickaburg. In the senate the code bill
passed governing the sovereignty and Ju
risdiction of the stat9 government; also
the bill allowing township trustees to ac
quire proporty for the use of the township.
In the house the anti-cigarette bill was
made the special order for today. Bills
were passed allowing a S-mlll tax levy
for bridge purposes; for the destruction of
tho bodies of hogs dying from cholera;
prohibiting tho sale of malt liquors by
Representative Spear Exonerated.
CoLCMUUS, O., Feb. 19. The committee
of the house which has been investigating
tho ebargo that Representative Spear, of
Clinton county, offered to recommend a
guardship In tho penitentiary In consid
eration of SjuO has made its report exon.
e rating Spear. The report was accepted.
The report was signed by the four Repub
lican members of tho committee, the
Democratic members submitting a report
The Bnsslsns la Cures,
Los DOS, Feb. 19. A special dispatch
received here from Shanghai says that in
formation has been received there from
Corea that a Russian force supported the
king of Corea in killing the Co roan minis
tors. Tho new cabinet of Corea, it is
added, are wholly puDpcts in the pay of
Russia, and It is not douocea in certain
circles that the whole coup was directed
from St. Petersburg.
Bradley Is Watching Jm&ra Lynch.
FBKroKT.Ky.,Feb. 19. When Govern
or Bradley was told of fears that mob vio
lence would b-s attempted upon Walling
and Jackson ho telegraphed to Sheriff
Plununcr at Newport asking him if he
needed any assistance. It toe sharin an
swers that he needs aid It is thought the
governor will at ooco order several com
panies of the state militia out.
rarty of Flshormoa Adrift,
Bocghtok, Mich., Feb. 19. A party of
fishermen from Pequamlng went adrift
on the Ice In Kea-cenaw bay and have
been blown out Into Lake superior. The
closed condition of the loe prevents boats
going out Immediately to tha rescue, and
nothing can be seen of tha men by parties
who patrolled the bay.
Big Cosabme of Glass Watkars.
PlTTSBrSO, Feb. 19. The botttle and
window glass workers' unions, comprising
?K am iriwlrmftli. ham arranvnd Ml nlli.
nce to act togvther In disputes with their
employers ana propose so raise a ann
fund of 3,0uu,UU. The Idea Is that capV
tal must m mat witn capital.
Fare b'ood i the soft gaird of
U.li k Tain tha blood nsrs with
Hood's Sarsaparilla if joo would si.
SNOW WAS BROWN
The Variety That Fell at Chi
cago Last Night,
HEW FBEAX OF THE "BEAUTIFUL."
s Eataads Over Xerthera 1111-
nola. Eastern Iowa and lata Indiana nnd
Wlseaaala Every Flake Falling Cpon
Clot kins; Learns n Brawn Stark, bat X
Ktata Lavatories la Demand by People
Caught Oat la tha Storm.
Chicago, Feb. 19. "Black snow" was
a novelty enjoyed by this city last night.
Between S and 7 o'clock there fell a couple
of inches of what seemed in the dark to
be the staple winter article, but which on
examination under gas or electric light
proved to be decidedly not the ordinary
variety. The flakes, crystal and fleecy
enough, were of a muddy colored sort
that at once suggested the Ethiopian ad
jective. When melted on the extended palm they
left a tiny ink-like sprck. In the mass
the so-called "snow" looked like threc-weeks-old
slush. The weather bureau offi
cials and other supposed experts were at
first inclined to attribute the phenomenon
to local atmospheric conditions In com
bination with the smoke and grime of tho
city. Advices, however, that the same re
sults were observed at suburbs thirty-five
miles distant upset all such explanations.
Every flake Left Its Hark.
The storm began at 6:40 last evening
and continued spasmodically nntil far
into night. From Evanston to the Indi
ana state line and from the shore of Lake
Michigan-to the most westerly suburbs,
ISO square miles of Cook county was
swept by the peculiar -visitation. The
heavy fall was made almost blinding by a
stiff southwest wind. Each particular
flake that fell on the clothingof those who
happened to be on the streets left its trace
in a small spot of dark brown dirt. The
streets down town were crowded wben the
dust-filled snow first began to fall. Then
the garments presented tho appearance of
having been covered with dust and" then
sprinkled with water. When dried the
dirt was easily removed and no stain left.
l'bcnoinrnon Was Widespread.
Dispatches show that "black snow" fell
over a wide expanse of territory, and was
not by any means confined to the imme
diate viclulty of Chicago. Telegrams re
ceived from points as far as tho cities of
eastern Iowa told of similar experiences.
Southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois
and western Indiana were all alike over
spread. In Chicago the most noticeable
res pits were seen at the downtown hotels
and clubs, where the lavatories did a rush
ing business. Guests came In with faces
as black as though they had been shovel
ing coal, and they lost no time in getting
to tho first convenient towels and soap.
WEYLER IS READY FOR ACTION.
Havana Deserted by Spanish Offlears, Who
Ara Now la the Field.
New York, Feb. 19. A special to The
World from Havana says: Captain Gen
eral Wcylcr has been busily engaged re
cently receiving reports from all tho com
manders of brigades and divisions In the
field with their troops. Two days ago
Havana was overrun with Spanish officers.
Now the city Is practically deserted. Tho
officers have all received instructions to
go to the field of active operations.
Nothing la spectncally Known at present
as to the whereabouts of the Insurgent
forces of Maceo and Gomez, but it Is gen
erally understood that both of the rebel
chiefs are still lingering in Havana pro
vince. There appears to bo no doubt that
Maceo has succeeded in crossing the
trocha, or military cordon, to the east
ward. Whether be has succeeded in Join
ing Gomes Is not known positively.
To Settle tho Tenesoela Qaestioa.
LoxDox, Feb. 19. The newspapers here
are discussing the plan to appoint an
Anglo-American commission to investi
gate the Venezuela question. The com
mission is to be composed of two Ameri
cans of high repute and two Englishmen
of the same character and to have duties
and powers similar to the American com
mission now investigating the matter. It
seems that tho scheme originated with the
two governments British and United
States and that the publication Is semi
official. Carlisle Declines to Ad visa.
Fraskfort, Ky., Feb. 19. The. letter
from Secretary Carlisle on the Kentucky
senatorial contest reached here last night.
As was expected the secretary of the treas
ury takes the position that he has no
right to Instruct tho five anti-Blackburn
Democrats as to how they shall or shall
Condition of the Reserve.
Washington, Feb. 19. The gold with
drawals yesterday were: Coin, 1896,700;
bars, (35,830, leaving the true amount of
the gold reserve, fUU, 4-9,7S4. It is stated,
however, that estimates received of gold
deposits at the several sub-treasuries dur
ing the last few days would Increase the
reserve to about llU,0J0,0JO.
Election at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Feb. li. Complete re
turns on the head of the chy ticket elect
Rinsey, Republican, city solicitor over
Biddle, Democrat, by tti.US plurality. A
year ago Warwick. Republican, was
elected mayor over Pattison, Democrat,
oy oi,oj plurality.
a nw umw ns aow ill leans
vnia.a, co, iy a great crowa
."r'j .... jcswniaf, ivr ttc
magnificent. The Brand Rex ball took
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pijra .iiu m n aanington Artillery
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
Mrs. Elizabeth Burkhart was la-a) ally
beaten by a robber in her homo at CMcago
and lay for two hours nnconsatoos, btund
between a table and tha stove. The thief
took a gold watch and chain and 80 In
Mayor Patrick' J. Gleason, of lams lat
land City, has been challenged to a com
petitive examination by one of tha pupils
of the Astoria school, whom ha scored on
Lincoln's birthday at the city hall for not
being able to "bound" Long Island City.
The British bouse of commons, by a vote
of 879 to 117, has defeated a motion to
grabt amnesty to Irish dynamiters.
A mad dog ran down Commercial ave
nue. South Chicago, frothing at tha
mouth and throwing snow in every direc
tion. The animal bit J. W. Hill, who
chased and finally succeeded In killing it
with his revolver.
Colonel Charles H. Jones has been given
complete control of the at. Louis Post
Dispatch during the Ufa of his five-year
contract, which expires Jan. ft, 1900, tho
injunction prohibiting the interference of
Mr. Pulitzer having been mado perma
nent. According to a St, John's report Great
Britain has offered to cede to France Its
Interest in the state of Tunis, Africa, In
exchange for the French claim In New
foundland. The pos to fllce department has issued a
general order directing all division super
intendents of the railway mall service to
stop the practice of depositing mall mat
ter in a postal car unless there In a clerk
In the car to receive it.
Obituary: At Woonsocket, B. 1., John
F. liolt, VI. At Carlylo, Ilia, Jefferson
T. Cook, 10L At West Chicago, Ills,
Charles Roundy, Sr., Si. At Coldwater,
Mich., Solomon Smith, 70. At Gridley,
Ills., John Wcichlein. 60. At DeKalb,
Ills Thomas Corklngs, S. At Monroe,
Mich., Justice Charles Kirch gessner, 70.
Two bold thugs stepped into the Market
Street baak at San Francisco, grabbed up
gold to the amount of 3,600 and escaped.
The robbery took place at 10 a. m.
A second mortgage of (3,000,030 on the
Duluth and Iron Range railroad will bo
issued, partly to take up 3,500,000 of C per
cent income certificates of the road.
T. J. Barber, Rutland; D. B. Sexton,
Rutland, conductor; E. O. Bauer, Rut
land, express messenger, and George F.
Fletcher, Rutland, mail agent, were seri
ously Barber probably fatally hurt by
tho derailment of a passenger train on the
Central Vermont railway. A number of
passengers were slfghtly hurt.
Senor Marquez, of Cauca, Colombia,
has just made public a telegraphic coda of
an invention by which musical notation
can be transmitted over the wires.
Miss Clara Barton, president of the
American Red Cross society, has arrived
at Constantinople and Is organizing ajsys
tem for the distribution of relief to the
A telegram from Rio Janeiro says there
have been forty deaths from yellow fever
there within twenty-four hours.
Mrs. Amelia Rives-Chandler, recently
divorced from her husband and the writer
of various novels and poems of passion,
has become the wife of a Russian princa
named Troubetzkoy and will live in Lon
don in the future.
Miss Doila Sloan of Brooklyn, N. Y,
locked a burglar in the dlninir room.
yelled for the police, and caused his ar
John Dillon has bean elected chairman
of the Irish Parliamentary party by a
vote of 87 to Ul;
The American Baahi-Baaoak.
Jacksox, Ky., Fob. 19. Carry Holly, a
farm laborer, shot and killed James Combs
and badly wounded Nick Combs on Old
Buck creek, in Breathitt county. The
two Combs were lying in wait by the
roadside to kill Holly because ho had shot
Hiram Combs, a brother of James, through
the shoulder previously. Both men
opened fire on llolly as soon as be was
Rev. C o. Brown an XTiai.
Sax Fbancisco, Feb. 19. The trial of
Rev. C. O. Brown, of the First Congrega
tional church, as a result of the charges
made against him by Mrs. Davidson, the
alleged blackmailer, commenced yester
day. The council is composed of minis
ters and laymen from San Francisco and
nearby cities. Rev. Dr. McLean was
What Will tho Ktata Bo Doing
Oswego, Kan., Feb. 19. Excitement
in the Marion Asboll murder case has sub
sided to some extent. It is sahC however.
that the defense will apply for a change
venue, in which case it Is claimed that
nothing will save Asbell from being
Four Tonng Thngs Indicted.
Utica, N. Feb. 19. The grand Jury
In session here has found an indictment
against the youthful Rome train wreck
ers, J. W. Hildreth. Theodora Hibbard.
Herbert Plato and Fred Bristol, of mur
der in the first degree. They wrecked the
fast mall on tho Central Hudson in the
Ronio swamp Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Paee, the Jester.
Pace, jester to Queen Elizabeth, was
so bitter in his retorts upon her that he
was forbidden her presence. After be
bad been absent for some time a few of
bis friends entreated her majesty to re
ceive him back into favor, engaging for
him that he would be re ore guarded in
his discourse for the fnture. The very
first time they again met. Pace was as
bad as ever. "Come en. Pace," said the
queen, in her gracious humor, "now we
shall hear of our faults.' "No, mad
am, "said Pace, "I never talk of what
is discoursed by all the world." Alli
Buckram waa at first any sort of cloth
stiffened wilh gum.
Where Is Me AT
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If yon are in the city
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the C R. L P. depot.
Wait for the train here.
Low priced house fur
nishers. DaTGiprt Formtnro
& aiE3t Co.,
tlK, SSi, 838 Brady St
start the season with a special sale of
These hats are worth $2, $2.25 and $2.50. and will
be on sale at the special price. $1 J?, for 10 days
only. Look in our window and take your choice.
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products are all the results of scientific labor and
the most improved apparatus, preserving in the
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