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VOL. L.IJI. NO, 84.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,., WEDXBSDAT, JANTJAlJY is 7, 1904
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Mayor Harrison Will Not
Submit to Finding
IN IROQUOIS MATTER
Ordered Released On a
Writ of Habeas
Chicago, Jan. 27. Mayor Hsirrison
today decided to sue out a writ of
habeas corpus for his immediate re
lease from the coroner's jury charge
holding him to the grand jury, in con
nection with the Iroquois (ire
Mayor Harrison was this afternoon
ordered by Judge Tuthill to lie imme
diately discharged from custody in
connection with responsibility for the
los of life in the Iroipiois fire.
( hie-ago. .Ian. 27. William Sailers,
the Iroipiois theatre lir.inr:i. surren
dered himself today, lie was out of
town when the coroner's erdict was
IndlKfiiint at Cllr 1111.
Chicago, .J.i ri. 27. Following the nr
rest of .Mayor Harrison ami other city
otlii ials on the charge of ic.-ionsibHi-ty
for the Iropio!s disaster the city
hall is allanie with indignation. W.
.1. Itoach, chief clerk in uttice of city
engineer. aid: "This jury's verdict
Is nonsense. The mayor is held fur
tiie alleged shortcomings of Williams
uiid Mushum. Williams is a Ibpub-lic-an.
He was npointfd by tiic mayor
on the recommendation of the build
ers and architects of Chicago and
members of the mayor's party scored
him for th's action. William cannot
be charged as a political appointee or
as an incompetent. Musham was aj
pointed after over forty years of serv
ice in the department. Surely he was
not a political appointee or an incom
petent." M;or tlnrrhtoii'it Comment.
The mayor, in his otlice after his ar
rest, said: '"There is one thing tipon
which 1 may comment as appealing t
me most directly. It is in regard to
th: appointment of the tire marshal
and the building commissioner, both
of whom are held by the verdict of tlio
Jury. Chief Musham holds his posi
tion by reason of his forty-three years'
service in the department, he was the
first assistant tire marshal, his record
made hint know n as a tin-man through
out Hie country and the appointment if
ever there was one was made upon
CliHrgt-ft "villi Ottnr" l-rrli"tloii.
"Commissioner Williams, of the
building department, was apioin!cd to
meet a condition that existed after a
careful search for the right man. He
js a Ilcpuhllctui. nn. expert builder rec
ommend! d to nic by the Puilders club
ami appointed upon his merit. Yet it
Is through the alleged dereliction of
duty on the part of these two ap
pointees that I am brought into the
findings of tlw jury. Those are the
facts and at present I do not care to
make any other comment."
KrcW the Hitter Itlow.
The assurance of legal counsel th.?t
the verdict of the jury would have ho
effect in court failed to lift the burden
from his shoulders. He turniil a deaf
ear to the expressions of confidence
ami loyalty of intimate friends. His
face was lined with care and his eye
was weary. The executive made in
nttcmpt to conceal the verdict was a
WILL NOT INVITE PRESIDENT
Frankfort. Ky.. Jan. 27. The house
has by u iva vice vote killed the res
olution to invite President Koscvelt to
address the Ieigsl.it lire. The house also
practically killed a resolution offered
by Pluck, of Knox, indorsing the pres
ident's action in the Panama treaty.
The senate last week took similar ac
tion by sending the resolution to a
hostile committee. ,
Three Thousand Barrels of Beer Poured Into
Hudson River to Avoid Paying Revenue Tax
New York. Jan. '-7. Three thousand
barrels of good beer are pouring into
the North river from the old Stein
brewery, on Fifty-seventh street, west
of Tenth avenue. The Stein brewery
is about to go out of busirw-s. having
muI to Mrs. Schmidt, proprietor of
the Lien brewery, its I'lMmii. Not le
ing able to sell quickly the stock of
beer, the firm must either renew its
Croft Declares Postal In vet tigatoia
Feed Means That Were
Washington. Jan. 27. Testimony
designed to show the existence of a.
conspiracy to defraud the government
was introduced by the prosecution in
the postal trial. I tiller II. Hroff, in his
own behalf, declared that when the
inspectors called on him their manner
was overbearing, gruff ami bulldoz
ing, lie testified that the Inspectors
had said to bins that they wanted to
arrest two men. "and if you will give
us the information that will convict
them we will give you .ir..0 and let
you ride in the government band wag
on ami we will ride with flying colors."
It subsequently was brought out
that the .i:'..Nq referred to represent
ed the amount the government owed
the t'roffs. and payment for which
had been held Up. Iot!glass. for the
defense, charged that the whole case
was honeycombed with intimidation.
PostotHce Inspector Mayer came in for
a searching cross-examination, and ad
mitted that in an affidavit made by
himself referring to an interview he
had with Samuel A. C'roff he had omit
ted certain replies made by ("roff, but
denied that he resorted to threats In
order to elicit the statements from
iN DISTANT STATE
Iowa Pair, Tired or Life, Found Dead
in Hills of Ore
eon. Pendleton, Oie.. Jan. 27. The bodies
of .Mr. and Mrs. John T. Prown, of
Ueiiibcck. la., were found in the hills
south of town. Mrs. Prown had been
tdiot in the breast and her throat cut
from ear to ear with a razor. Prown
had shot himself in the head and swal
A note foun-.l said they were tired of
life and had agreed to die together.
Another letter written by Mrs. Itrown
ii nd addressed to "Iear Profiler" said:
"When fhis letter reaches you I will
be no more. I have found another
inn ii in Oregon I love better than my
JOLIET MAN GETS A BIG
AWARD FOR INJURIES
Joliet. 111.. Jan. 27. Samuel Speneo
was awarded -f 1 4 . n hi in hi suit against
tiie (Tiit-agoand Joliet Fleet rio railway.
The jury made up its verdict shortly
after being instructed by the court.
The judgment is the largest ever given
in a personal injury case in Will coun
ty. Spcnce. who is a prominent stone
man of Lemont, was injured in the Sag
bridge wreck on the electric load In
March. 11 2.
EXPERT ORDERED TO
TESTIFY IN MURDER CASE
Kldor:i. Iowa, Jan. 27. Prof.
Vaughn, the Ann Arbor chemist who
analved the contents of Mrs. lllvden
burgh's stomach and other organs,
tinning traces of arsenical poisoning,
was ordered back to Kldora today, the
defense claiming they could not pro
ceed intelligently until the exhibits
were in court.
Mother Wtnta Her llill.l Hark.
Chicago. Jan. 27. Kugcne Cler
maine. l.cir to a $l,(iuo.iiM fruit ranch
iu southern California, has disappeared
from his home in Chicago, and his
mother has appeared before the grand
jury and demanded the indictment of
the alleged abductor of her ."V-year-old
child. Meanwhile the police of New
York are watching at the gangway of
a Kuropeau liner carded to sail today,
when th abductor is expected to the
child for refuge In u fore:
Michigan Anti-Saloon League.
Lansing. Mich.. Jan. '27. Professor
J. 1". Yroman. one of the tield secreta
ries of the Michigan Anti-Saloon
League, has resigned. His resignation
will lie acted uion at tiie annual meet
ing Feb. 1. when Kev. W. H. Pound,
of this city, who is leaving the stat;
will ask release from the iositioii of
S&MmhI m low with l'itrhfork.
Negaunee. Mich.. Jan. 27. Peeause
a cow took a few wisps of hay from a
load he was driving. Fdishii Walters
stahled her through the ldy with a
pitchfork. The cow was instantly killed.
Walters w as arrested and paid $11 line.
bond Feb. 1. giving $75.ooO security,
an:! before selling the beer put :C..OOO
worth of stamps on the barrels, or
destroy it. It was decided to le econ
omy to charge the beer to profit and
los. So yesterday, in the presence of
two Hirers, the spigots in several
huge ats were turned en and the
leer allowed to f.ow on the floor ar.d
through pipes into the sewers. It will
take all of todav to run olT.
ON MORAL ISSUES
Bryan Defends Position in Speech
at Madison Square
APPEARED OF OWN ACCORD
Wants Democratic Party to be Feat,
less Champion of the
New York. Jan. 27. William Jen
nings Ilryan declared the Kansas City
platform "a model of clearness and
sipiare dealing" in a speech on "Moral
Issue.s," delivered in Madison Spiare
tJardeu last niirht. The Nebraska!)
ilso addeil the hope that the delegates
to the democratic national convention
from the various states would he in
structed to indorse it. Mr. Ilryan said
"1 have preferred to speak independ
ently of any organization, because I
do not care to embarrass any friends
or supporters who may differ from me
in opinion. Poth I and they, there
fore, iire left to pursue in the future,
as we have in the past, the course that
seems to us best.
"I do not speak with authority; I
am not a candidate for any otlice; I
am only a private citizen, and I can
prove by the editorial pages of nearly
all of our leading dailies that I have
excellent prospects of remaining a
private citizen during the remainder
of my life.
"Put think not that this prospective
obscurity has been forced upon me by
unfortunate circumstances or by
cruel fate. I can prove by an inter
view which appeared in yesterday
morning's papers that I have recently
renounced a prominence that was
within my grasp, if I had only follow
ed the advice of one of voiir distin
guished tinaneiers. Joseph C. llendrix,
who is quoted as saying:
"'If Mr. Pryaii had eome home from
Kurope and said that he had learned a
great deal in his trip abroad, and de
clared that he was convinced that it
would be a desirable thing for all dem
ocrats to get together, he would be a
great man and his intluence would
have been greatly increased. P.y his
present course he is killing himself.
M ken .nt e-Mortein Statement.
"Surely, if Mr. llendrix is tn lie be
lievedand I quote him not because
he deserves special notice, but be
cause, having left us in Is'.tii, he is a
fair representative of those who for
the last seven years have been giving
out heart v advice instead of votes if
he. i to be b lieved. my words ought
to challenge your attention and
arouse that interest which usually at
taches to an ante-mortem statement.
when the speaker is sobered by the
thought of impending dissolution.
"Why have I thing away ambition?
Why have I rejected this proffered
greatness and been deaf to the en
treaties of those who talk only of
getting together'.' I want to know
what they are getting together for,
whether to defend rights or enter iiii-
n a course of pillage.
"The trouble with our government
todav is that it is too much influenced
in its operations by men whose only
loyalty is loyalty to the money bags.
Will it pay?' has been substituted for
'Is it right?' and. as a consequence,
our legislative assemblies city, state
1 1 1 1 1 nalioiial are becoming auction
rooms in which governmental privi
leges are knocked down to the high
"One evidence that our party was
honestly seeking to secure justice to
the masses in WM and !!(() is to be
found iu the fact that our campaign
funds were insignificant in both cam
paigns. In iv.i2 the oemocratie party
collected a large campaign fund from
the corporation-;. It spent more than
?l.noiU"J in the two states of New
York and Indiana alone, and what was
the result? The most plutocratic ad
ministration this country has ever
known. We witnessed a surrender to
organized and predatorv wealth so
abject and so complete that seven
years of exile from power have not
entirely removed the stain from the
party. You ask why I am opposed to
the reorganization of the democratic
party? Pecause I want my party to
define the rights of the people; I want
it to be the fearless champion of Iheir
nterests; I want it to preach the
moral issue involved in puinie ques
tions and to appeal to the public con-
Moral Principle Only Applr.
"In dealing with the labor problem.
moral principles only are applicable.
Capital and labor cannot be reconcil
ed by high-sounding platitudes about
law and order ami vested rights. io
lence must le punished, no matter by
whom the violence is committed, and
proerty must be protected; but those
who would incarcerate a laboring man
for a small offense and then allow the
rich violators of the law to go tin
whipped should be made to see the
inconsistency of their position."
compliments for kaiser
mark natal anniversary
IJeriin. Jan. 27. A great crowd
gathered in fror.t of the palace todav
and saluted K;i;peror William on his
birthday. The royal family, court and
other officials tendered corgratnla
tions to the emperor.
Whitaker Wright Ended
Life With Cyanide
POST MORTEM SHOWS
Public Sentiment In
clined to Favor Dead
London. Jan. 27. A post mortem
examination shows Whitaker Wright
committed suicide by taking cyanide
In the few minutes that intervened
between the sentence passed upon him
yesterday and the end he gave no in
timation to those about hini that he
expected to die. His remains, b3' vir
tue of the sentence, belong to the
crown, and lay in the room where he
dieil till nightfall. Public sentiment
here is inclined to favor the dead
speculator, and the sentence, which is
the extreme limit of the law, is round
Whitaker Wright's life read like a
romance. Where he was born, or just
who he was, may always be a mys
tery. In the world of money makers
he hail been know n for a good many
years-, appearing at different times in
Australia. Canada, the I'nited States,
pud iu London.
Money making by gambling anil
speculation was an instinct with him.
"and it is known that he made and lost
millions during his career. He had
prospected in Australia and America,
ami always showed a fondness for
mining ventures and the promotion of
enterprises of which mines were the
basis. It was not until he entured
away from his familiar field and
sought to promote !an underground
railway in London that he failed.
During the high tide of his pros
perity he built a palace in Surrey that
cost more than a millio) dollars. The
palace at Lea Park was a grand af
fair, and while he was prosperous it
required ."uti servants and work peo
ple to keep tin' place in order. Noth
ing that luxury and lavish expendi
ture could suggest was omitted.
Leaves Family I'euullens.
Whitaker Wright leaves a wiTe and
three children, a son just out of llt-on
and two girls. They are said to be
The affair which marked his down
fall ruined Lord Dufferin, and smirch
ed the names of many men high iu
tireat P.ritain. and the limdon & ( ilobe
Finance corporation. vhich had at
one time a capitalization of $110,000,
President Makes Change at Indian
ola, Bf isv Doings at
Washington, Jan. 27. The senate
committee on foreign relations today
agreed to report the Panama canal
treaty without amendment.
The president appointed W. 15. Mar
tin (white) to succeed Minnie Cox
(colored) as postmaster at Indianola,
The setiate today authorized the
committee on privileges and elections
to enter upon an investigation into
the charges against Senator Smoot.
The statement that Secretary Shaw
intends to leave the cabinet is with
IN THE RUNNING
Comes Out for Gubernatorial Nomi
nation at Republican
Springfield. 111.. Jan. 'J7. At the re
publican "love feast" today Secretary
of State Iose announced himself as a
candidate for the nomination for gov
ernor. About rt.utK) republican politicians
attended the republican "love fea-t."
which was called to order by Chair
man Fred H. Kov.e at 11 today. A
change was made in tEe plans of last
night and 1 lie old order of roll call
wa fi llovved. Candidates for minor
places on the ticket followed with
short speeches. Adjournment was
taken until i.
SENATOR DANIEL AGAIN
Richmond. Vs.. Jan. 27. The gen
eral assembly tc;day reelected United
States Senator Daniel.
Minister Lamsdorf .n Conference
With Japanese Minister
JAPS ARE NOT IN A HURRY
Further Arrangements Made to Fi
nance the Oriental
Paris, Jan. 27. Official advices re
ceived here from St. Petersburg show
that Foreign Minister Lamsdorf, be
fore giving Kussia's answer, has call
ed in Japanese Minister Kurino. The
two ministers arc now conferring
with a view of so shaping the re
sponse as to avoid- a conflict.
This is considered to be the explan
ation of the dispatch from Tokio say
ing Japan has requested Uussia to
hasten her reply. All information
reaching the highest quarters here
tends to show the crisis continues
Completes Financial rrojjram
Tokio, Jan. 27. It is understood the
Cabinet has completed a financial pro
gram which includes the issuance of
exchequer bonds to th amount of
100.000.0uu ven. increasing taxes to
the extent of iJO.OOO.ooO ven.
HE WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE
Said the Stepdaughter of ait Aged Man
Who Was Found Ne:trl v Froieu
In the Street.
Marion, Ind.. Jan. 'J7. Nearly frozen
by exposure and mumbling words that
could not be understood. James Lew
ellyn. 77 years of age. wa-s found wan
dering about the streets by the police,
lie had left the home of his stepdaugh
ter, Mrs. Mary Nolen. in West Ma
rion, for the purpose of going to the
Friends" church. He became lost and
broke through the ice covering a pond
and was drenched, causing his cloth
ing to freeze. Thr old man was taken
to the Klice station.
After a time lie was able to tell his
name and give the address of his step
da ushter. An oiliccr took the old man
to the address, but Mrs. Nolen said he
was so much trouble she did isot care
to bother with him. and refused to let
him return. Lewdly u said his son
was superintendent of schools at Ar
cadia. Ind., and if he were notified
would care for him. The iolice sent
a message to the son. and will care
for the old man until a reply is re
ceived. PAINTERS MAKE A PROTEST
They i'.u into Court to Prevent OuUide
Men Ioiiiif a .lob of ecoration in
u State Cttpitol.
Minneapolis, Jan. '27. Four house
painters who say they are backed by
both union and non-union painters of
Minneapolis, as well as several prom
inent emit factors, have begun suit In
the district eoiut of IIinuepiu county
to enjoin the state capitol commission
from carrying out its contract with Ll
mer i:. ;arney, the well-known mural
painter of New .York, for the decora
lion of the new state capitol.
;nrney is already sit work, having
brought workmen with him from the
east. The plaintiffs contend that the
contract Is illegal because Mls were
not adveritsod for, because no bond
was required, anil because no prefer
ence was shown for Minnesota-bidders,
as required by law. It is also urged
that the work now being doiiR by the
outside workmen does not require any
special artistic skill and could as wtll
be done by local workmen.
Kngineer Killed in a Collision.
Toronto. Ont., Jan. 27. The Chicago
express on. the Grand Trunk railroad
crashed into two light engines near
Ixindon east, killing the engineer of
one of the light engines and probably
fatally Injuring the fireman. The peo
ple in, the passenger traiii were badly
shaken, but none was seriously in
jured. The accident occurred iu a
blinking snow storm.
AVoman Oie in a Cab.
iJeeatur, Ind.. Jan. 2. A dispatch
from Columbus. ., says: Lrs. Eliza
beth Walter, of Iecatur, Ind.. who had
Iweii visiting in Columbus, ifiiil in a
cab while on the way to the I'nion.
station to take a train for Kdgarton.
Ind.. whither she had Im-cii summoned
on account of the illness of n rela
tive. Huhhiuen Committing Atrocltie.
London, Jan. 27. A dispatch to the
Central News from Cape Town says
the bushmen with the rebels in Otr
man Southwest Africa are omniittiug
atrocities. The limbs of the d-sul are
chopped off and prisoners are said to
have been burned alive.
Church Is Out of Ieht.
Joliet. II!-. Jan. 27. The Central
Presbyterian church, which is holding
its sixtieth anniversary jubile this
week, lus destroyed all evidence of the
church's indebtedness. The late E. C.
Ilagar, a wealthy attorney, Mt a leg
acy to the church providing that all in
debtedness was chared by I'e'?. " of
this year. The task has ben ?cco:n-plished.
CLAIMS SHE ACTED
WITHIN HER RIGHTS
Dead Man From Whom Chicago
Woman Took Valuables
v Her Husband.
Chicago. Jan. 27. Pack of charges
of forgery wh'ch have beer, preferred
against Miss Mabel Sparks, or Mrs.
Mabel Stone, have been revealed de
ments of a romance. The woman lives
lit ."ep.K Lexington avenue, is charged
by Mrs. Louisa Clarke with robbing
the body of the hitter's father, S. S.
Stone, of checks and forging the name
of Stone. The accused woman answers
the charge by saying that she was
the wife of Stone and had been mar
ried to him for three years.
Stone was o." years old. He died
HeV. 17. Stone was living at the time
at 7;r0 Pond avenue. That night Aliss
Sparks, or Airs. Stone, as she claims
is her right appellation, returned to
the home about !:."!0 o'clock. She found
Stone at the foot of a stairway un
conscious, lie died and a coroner's
jury found that he had been attacked
by heart disease at the top of the
stairs, had fallen, and died of the re
sultant injuries. Miss Sparks took the
checks, claiming that they were her's
FAMILY KILLED IN
C. & N. W. WRECK
Hev. J. II. Cally, Wll'o and Two Chil
dren, of Wheaton, III.,
Cairo. II!.. Jan. 27. -The identity of
the victims of an accident on the
Northwestern road near Crystal Lake
lat night has jut been learned. The
dead are l.'ev. J. II. ('ally and wife and
two children, of Wheaton. I)u Page
county. Illinois. Two other children
ma v die.
JUDGE S OVERSIGHT SETS
, A PRISONER AT LIBERTY
Cattle Crei Mich., Jan. 27. Tom
Lawrence, wanted at Cleveland for
bigamy. w:.s allowed his lilterty at
Alarshall. though a Cleveland oflieer is
waiting for the man. Lawrence wa
held on a fugitive warrant and ar
raigned before Justice Ieitel, who said
he would need time to investigate the
law in the case and adjourned court.
The justice neglectiil to order the pris
oner back into custody.
"Am I to understand that court Is
adjourned V asked the prisoner's at
"Then you can go."' said the lawyer,
turning to Lawrence. Lawrence could
not then be legally detained. He is
still at liberty, and the local ollicers are
chagrined, iVr Lawrence has made
much trouble. 1 )etective William Itelser
has gone to Lansing for other papers,
ami hopes to get Lawrence again on
THREE CHILDREN BURNED
WHEN HOME WAS DESTROYED
Celina. ).. Jan. 2.--The three small
children of Henry l'oisingcr. of Uock
port. north of this city, were burned
to death in. a lire that destroyed the
farm house. The dead are: F.lnota
I'cisinger, aged l."S: tJcorge Foisinger,
lO; Klva Feislnger. ". Airs. Henry
Feisinger. mother of the children, was
EIGHTEEN WOLVES KILLED
AT BIG HUNT OVER IN BUREAU
Sterling1, Jan. 27. A wolf hunt, in
which lino fanners and others partici
pated, took place yesterday in (!old
township in Pureaii county. The hunt
resulted in eighteen scalps being se
cured. The hunters met near (ireeil
river, and spread over a vast territory.
'Hicv formed a great circle, and dur
ing the day gradually closed in to its
center. Last night a dinner was serv
ed in honor of the event.
PROPOSES AN INVESTIGATION
OF IOWA STATE OFFICIAL
lies Moines. Jan. - I.'epreseiit a
tive tienva today offered a resolution
in Ihe hon-e pr p.sing an investiga
tion of ex-Auditor .Merria'ii's conduct
OSCAR G. MURRAY AT HEAD
OF B. & 0. SOUTHWESTERN
New" York. Jan. 27. Oscar -Murray
was elected president of the I'.al
timore Sr Ohio Southwestern railway
at a meeting of the directors today.
Sultan of Morocco Not Particularly Interested
in St. Louis Fair, Gives $50,000 for Exhibit
St. Louis, Jan. 27. The sultan of
Morocco did riot make an appropria
ticn for the Ixui-iana Purchase expo
sition with good grace, according to
information received by the exposi
tion officials from Com mi.-sinner J. V.
.S. Langerman. who recently returned
from a mission to Morocco. This story
i told by Mr. Danforth. assistant to
'Yn.niisricr.er Langennan. who quotes
Delays in Removing Dead
ANY NOT RECOGNIZED
Rescuing Party of
Nearly Frozen in
Pittsburg. Jan. 27. At S this morn
ing 22 charred and blackened corpses
were lying at the foot of ihe ill-fated
Harwick mine shaft ready to le hoist
ed to the surface, and further back in
the mine entry were I'.S more bodies.
Searchers had not yet reached the
north entrv, where, it is expected, the
most bodies will be found.
All the bodies are burned in an aw
ful manner. Manv are without heads
ind others have faces so badly burned
nd mutilated as to preclude all possi
bility of their ever being recognized.
Several feet of ice at the bottom of
th' shaft delayed the starting of the
bodies to the surface, but the obstruc
tion was cleared away as fast as pos
As fast as the bodies reached the
surface thev were taken In the
morgue at a school house, where, af
ter being identified, thev were placed
in coHins provided by fhe company.
Pi! i; burg. Jan. 7. F.ven the ele
ments seem conspiring to prevent the
work of rescue at the Harwick mine.
Almost y.eio weather and a bitter, bit
ing, cruel wind late in the afternoon
swept dowu over Ihe little valley where
the ni'iie is located, and nearly added
another list of dead to fhe long black
tabic already measured ofT. Not only
was the work of search for the dead
and living, if any are still alive, rude
ly interrupted, but cold and ice and
wind combined nearly cost the lives of
sixteen more good men.
Siixtoell Mm li n.
At o p. in. sixteen men went down
into the shaft to do the work of bnit
ticing. bolstering, tunnelling and re
moving the debris that has so tar
barred their progress into the word
ings where the men were at labor
when the explosion came. Their shift
was supposed to be of three hotud
only. Lven at that It was a hard task,
luvcu before the bucket reached the
bottom they were drenched with wat
rr. which the cold draught through the
shaft soon turned to ice. Shortly sift
er they were let down, two at a time,
iu the bucket, a temporary hoist that
had been rigged up to bring up the
debris and the dead was started dowu
'ngo Sticks In tli Shaft.
Then came the snow and the wind.
Again and again efforts were made to
reach the living men at the bottom
of the shaft, hut the wooden hides of
the hoist, swollen by the water, stuck
to the iron guide slide and there were
hours of iiianoeuvering to reach the
bottom. The men below iiad no mean
of warmth, and many of Iheru were
standing iu deep water. Kvery effort
was made to lower flu cage, and final
ly It was loosened and got vvltldu
twelve feet of the bottom. A timber
blown across the way by the explosion
was in the path.
Twelve HoJlea Await Hoisting.
The men were within easy reach of
a rope, but their fingers were numbed
and almost frozen by the cold and
unable to grasp the offered help. It
was .i p. in. when the first three men
of the party who went down nt 3 p.
m. were brought to the xurfai-e. Not
one of them was able to walk, so
numb w.re they by the cold, and It
was lo p. m. before they were all
brought up. They had brought twelve
corpses to the bottom of the shaft.
There were many more there, but there
was also evidence that many were
blown to shreds a fid would never be
found. A fev. minutes later three men
NEW REVOLT IN MACEDONIA
PROCLAIMED FOR MARCH 28
I'.elgrade, Servia, Jan. 27. Sara f Off'.
Macedonia agents have proclaimed a
fresh revolt for March 2H.
the sultan a saying:
"Here is .V.00O. Take it and do
what V'U please with it. I don't care
whether you use if for the world
fair or put it in tour own pocket. I
don't know where St. Louis is, except
that it is somewhere in the I'nited
States, and I don't care. And plesjse
tell President Francis, whoever h N,
to stop writing me eft"rs about hi'
fair, as I am fired of getting them."