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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. XO. 58
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 190G.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HICKS AT LAST RESCUED
OF THE ItlMCEEJTS FOUND
THE FIR.ST CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
TELLS OF TERRORS OF TOMB
California Miner Brought
Out After 15 Pays'
IS HERO OF THE HOUR
Relates Experience in )Vhich He
Lingered Between Hope
Bakers Oeld. Cal., Dec. 24. Lindsay
B. Hicks, the miner who was rescued
late Saturday night from the tunnel
of the Edison Electric company, talk
ed almost merrily of his 15 days' liv
ing entombment. He said there were
times when he really enjoyed himself.
Imprisoned though he was in the bow
els of the earth, with rats, who feasted
on the dead bodies of his fellows, as
his only companions. Hicks was not
at all weakened by hlsexperience.
Hicks was released at 11:25 Satur
day night. The last cut on the second
rail was made at 11:12 p. m., and no
sooner was the section removed and
the way left open than Hicks began to
scrape away the rocks and dirt and
crawl toward the opening.
. With arms In front of his head he
went Into the miniature tunnel and be
gan to work his way slowly through to
the other side of the car. When he
had progressed about half way he
stopped, and Superintendent Frank
Miller, who stood at the tube at the
mouth of the shaft, immediately called
and asked .what was the matter.
"Oh, nothing, Hicks called back.
"I'm just going to stop. I'm out of
wind. My wind Is very short, you
Then the man of Iron moved a few
Inches further toward freedom, and
his arms were seized by Dr. Stindfleld
and John Gents. The two, exerting all
their strength, pulled the man Into the
main tunnel, where he was placed in
a sitting position. The blindfold, which
he had placed over his eyes to prevent
shock from sudden light, had been re
moved, as the tunnel was lighted by
candle only, and the light was dim.
And there, a hundred feet from the
face of the mountain and within a step
of where the man had lain entombed
for nearly sixteen days, there occurred
a pathetic scene. Dr. Stindfleld. with
tears in his eyes, and his hands laid
affectionately on Hicks' shoulders, said:
"Well, how are you, old boy?"
And there were tears in the eyes of
Hicks as well as he replied:
T am feeling fine. I can never thank
you, doctor, for what you have done.
"Welcomed by Riuployer.
And then came Superintendent Cone:
the man who had stayed by the work
day and night, directing every inter
est, personal and of his company as
well, to aid in the rescue of the miner.
He came forward and took Hicks by
both hands and said: "I am glad to
see you again, old man."
Hicks, with voice choked with emo
tion, attempted to thank him also for
his efforts in his behalf.
The superintendent gazed steadfast
ly for. a moment and then, unable to
speak further,, he turned and walked
out of the tunnel and up the mountain
side. Later the superintendent said:
"Of course, I am overjoyed that
Hicks is out, and I am rejoiced that he
Is well and strong. It was a long,
tedious task, and a severe strain upon
all connected with the work, but I
would go through It all over again to
save that man."
Telia Story Eperleee.
In excellent spirits, Hicks related
the following story this afternoon:
"It was awful close In there. At first
I thought I would die like the poor fel
Jows above me did. God, it was awful
"to hear them moaning and twisting in
the debris, dying by inches from suffo
cation. But after a while a cool draft
of air came sweeping up from below
and I knew then I would never be
without air, as there would always be
a current through the crevices.
"When the crash came I started to
run up the shaft, keeping along the
right rail. A falling timber struck me
and I fell to the floor. When I tried
to get up I was closed in. The timber
didn't hurt me much, and in a few days
I was all right again.
Death Straggles of Companions.
- "I never had any fear. The death
"struggles of the other men were awful
enough. After the fifth day I knew
that I would be saved. A feeling came
over me that God was with me. I am
grateful, to God, and. I will never go. to
hell if praying will save me.
"And maybe yon- won't believe me,
but sometimes down there I really en
Joyed myself. That tobacco saved my
(Continued on Page Two.)
OVER THE PACIFIC
Berkeley, Cal., Dec. 24. The' seismo
graph at the observatory of the Univer
sity of California recorded earthquake
waves yesterday and 9 hours 35 min
utes 35 seconds on the Pacific coast,
which Indicate a severe earthquake has
occurred at a distinct point. The av
erage period of the .waves was 15 sec
E BREAK JAIL
Desperate Criminals Get Away
in Hamilton County,
ESCAPE DURING CHURCH TIME
Use Spliced Ladder, and Drop Twen
ty Feet to the Ground Two
Cincinnati. Ohio. Dec. 24. Nine pris
oners escaped from Hamilton county
jail here at 10:30 a. m. yesterday.
Among those who escaped were some
desperate criminals, including Claren
don Henri, arrested in New York re
cently, who stole the famous picture
Girl Knitting" from the Cincinnati
art museum. Others that escaped are:
Hugh Gastright. George Curtis, George
Sherrod, Willis Saunders, Edward
Ness, Frank Kammf, Joseph Thatcher,
Em-ape During; Church Honrs.
The prisoners made their escape dur
ing church service hours, at which
time more liberty than usual is per
mitted. Their escape was effected by
unlocking a door which leads to a nar
row passage leading to the areaway
between the outer wail and the cell
block. There two ladders were found
and spliced together by bed clothing
and one of the bars to the outer win
dow was sawed and shoved aside.
Uaed Spliced Ladder.
The spliced ladder was placed from
the window ledge to the top of a one
story structure In the jail yard, from
the roof of which the prisoners drop
ped 20 feet to the ground. A small
boy saw the men as they ran Into the
street and immediately notified those
in the office of the jailer. Two of the
prisoners, Frank Kammf and George
Curtis, have been recaptured.
ROCK ISLAND MAN
HURT IN RAIL WRECK
W. H. Hutchinson Victim of Disaster
on Southern Pacific in Cali
fornia. Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 24. Twenty
four persons were injured in a headon
collision on the Southern Pacific, at
Harney, New, when a special west
bound passenger train crashed into a
speoial freight that was standing on a
LORD KITCHENER REPORTED TO WED
MRS. SAMUEL SLOANE CHAUNGEY
New York, Dec. 24. It is announced
here that Mrs." Samuel Sloane-Chaun-cey
of New York is engaged to marry
Lord Kitchener. For months Lord
Kitchener has made no secret of his
admiration for the beautiful American
woman, and there are many here atid
in London who credit the report of the
engagement. Mrs. Chauncey has been
called the "most beautiful widow In
the world." She was Alice Carr of
Louisville before her marriage to Mr.
Chauncey. The Carrs formerly lived in
southern Indiana, where she was born.
After the death of tha father, he wid
ow, her two' daughters, Alice and
Grace, and the younger son moved to
Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Carr was poor, In
the real sense of the word. Her sole
income was a pension left by her hus
band. Brantr Attracted Attention.
Although the Carrs had never been
known In Louisville, Ky., the beauty
of the two daughters soon began, to at
tract attention. The son was taken ill
' At St. "Augustine, FJa.,' she formed
the. acquaintance, of Samuel Sloane
Chauncey. Mr. Chauncey was one of
the Brooklyn Chauncey's, and he fell
In love with Miss Carr on sight. Their;
marriage followed in the fall. Mrs.'
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track waiting for orders Saturday eve
ning. No one was seriously hurt, with
one exception, all being able to con
tinue the journey. Among the passen
gers injured were: Mrs.::iais,E..
Kay, Cenestes, 111.; Mrs. A. n'etcheli,.
Des Moines. Iowa; Mrs. A. F. Cook,
Kankakee. 111.; W. H. Hutchinou
Rock Island, 111., slight; Bert HigginsT
Lima, III. .
TWO SKATERS ARE DROWNED
Body of One Who Plunged Through
Ice is Recovered.
Escanaba, Mich., Dec. 24. Oscar
Westman, 24 years old, of Negaunca
and John Blashe, 21 years old, of Ke
wanee, broke through the ice while
skating and were drowned. The body
of Blashe was recovered.
Only Part of System Affected.
Oakland, Cal., Dec. 24. The Pacific
system of the Southern Pacific com
pany comprising the lines west of El
Paso and Ogden and south of Portland
havo not been affected by the locomo
tive, and firemens' strike ultimatum.
The order applies to the Atlantic sys
tem, which operates the Southern Pa
cific lines east of El Paso.
Bishop McCabe's Funeral.
Chicago, Dec. 24. The funeral of the
late Bishop Charles McCabe was held
today in the First Methodist Episco
pal church at Evanston.
Chauncey soon won a conspicuous
place for herself in New York society.
Her mother and sister came to visit
her, 'and after the death of her hus
band Mrs. Carr and her younger daugh
ter made Brooklyn their home.
' Slatrr Married a Lord.
Mrs. Chauncey brought the mother
and sister abroad, and while in Lon
don Lord Newborough fell in love with
Grace Carr and married her. At that
time it was related how Grace had
risen from a "barefooted country girl"
to he the wife' of a lord.
Since the marriage of her sister, Mrs.
Chauncey has spent the greater part
of her time" abroad. She has been re
ported engaged frequently. At one
time Lord Roseberry paid court' to
her, and' later J. J. Van Alen was at
tentive to her. It was reported at dif
ferent times that she was engaged
to each of them. Then it was said that
Mrs. Chauncey woijld never wed again.
1 :?f0l ?f Rotunntife Nature.
Lord Kitchener has been looked up
on as a-man who was too busy fighting
to think of romance or sentiment. He
is a gruff old warrior, and his' appear
ance in society or at social functions
has been rare until recently, when, it
is -sah,-that-wherever Mrs. Chauncey
was to be found Lord Kitchener was
sure to be.
LIFE RAGE IS WON
8uffii!:5 Steamer -"".Makes 'Wild
PEOPLE ON BOARD IN PANIC
The Engineers of the Ship Stick to
Their Posts Until Port is
Halifax. N. S., Dec. 24. Enveloped
in flames and with 3S0 panic stricken
passengers huddled on the decks, the
steamer Strathcona raced for shore in
the darkness last night. It was 'arace
with death, and the steamer wop; The
3S0 passengers were landed and in less
than an hour the steamer had burned
to the water's edge.
IlerolMiti of KtiRinerrx
Only the heroism of the engineers
and firemen, who stuck to their posts.
prevented a terrible disaster,
The Strathcona left here under com
mand of Captain Reid. Most of the
passengers were returning -to - their
homes along the east coast after a few
days of Christmas shopping in Halifax.
A few hours after leaving port fire was
discovered in the after hold, and de
spite the efforts of the officers and
crew the flames spread rapidly.
When the cry of fire was raised the
passengers, most of them clad only in
their nightclothes. rushed on deck and
made a dash for the lifeboats, but the
crew held them back. The boats were
not launched but were made ready for
use in case the flames completely en
veloped the steamer before land could
Rarew for Shore. '
The terror stricken passengers were
huddled together in the bow of the
ship, which was heade'd for Port Duf-
ferin, the nearest place on the treach
erous coast where the steamer could
find a harbor.
While the Strathcona was driven to
wards land at top speed the sailors
tried to fight back the flames with
streams of water. The draft caused
by tho steamer's rapid progress, how
ever, fanned the flames into "greater
fury, and in a short time the entire af
ter portion of the vessel was on fire.
Down In the engine room the engin
eers and firemen stuck bravely to their
posts, although the flames had begun
to surround them. Not until the keel
of the steamer grated on a reef a mile
from the entrance of the harbor did
they abandon their, dangerous positions
and rushed to the deck.
A pVetT '. Ynarl,
The Strathco"4'a,."was-. only two years
old, and was ;a: Vessel of 200 tons. In
addition to theypaensers it carried
a full general" argo , of supplies and
Christmas good for, ellrery at vari-'
ous points along the east coast. It was
valued at $44,000.
Not long ago the Strathcona ran into
sailing sfftftme Havana
in f ialifax harbor, and was condemned
to pay ?30,000 damages.
State Railroad Commission Declare
for Reduction of 20 Per Cent
on Giant Company.
Austin, Tex., Dec. 2i. The Texas
railroad commission has issued an or
der declaring Pullman cars common
carriers and providing that all such op
erated in Texas shall be under their
immediate and constant supervision,
providing a reduction of 20 per cent in
the rates on the same and specifying
that the Pullman company shall con
sult the commission regarding the num
ber o cars operated as to increase or
decrease in number, file its operating
bocks, etc., with the commission and
report all these operations to the com
mission the same as railroads are re
quired to do. I
K KILLED AND
EGK ON "S00" LINE IN DAKOTA
Enderdlin, N. D., Dec. 24. Nine
dead, six fatally injured, and 25 others
badly hurt is the list of casualties re
sulting from a collision between a
southbound passenger train and a
switch engine in the "Soo" line yards
here early yesterday morning. The
A. O. ANDERSON, Starbuck. Minn.
CHARLES BACKUS, Bergen. N. D.
B. J. BERESFORD, Medicine Hat.
W. J. DANIELSON, Sheldon, N. D.
H. ROSENBAUM. Velva, N. D.
TONY GLEEN, Velva, N. D.
JOHN SATTERBERG, Anamoosa,
H. J. VALKING. Anamoosa, N. D.
Trnln Wait I.nte.
The train, which was bound for St.
Paul, was due here at 11:45, but was
two hours late, and the engineer was
running at high speed in an endeavor
to make up lost time. As he was go
ing around the curve at the entrance
to the yards a switch engine was shift
ing a string of box cars on to a sldiug
and was struck headon by the passen
ger engine. Both engines were wreck
ed and the passenger cars were thrown
In confusion down a small embank
ment at the side of the track. Several
of the day coaches turned bottom side
up and the passengers pinned beneath
the wreckage, which took fire from the
The passenger train was heavily
loaded with people going to their
homes in the east to spend the holi-
POPE TO REJECT
Paris, Dec. 24. The Associated
Press learns from high ecclesiastical
sources that it is certain the pope will
reject the new religious law and at an
opportune time forbid Paris priests to
continue service in the churches, after
which' they will organize for . private
Rome, Dec. 24. Members of the sa
cred college went in a body this morn
ing to the pope to present Christmas
greetings. The pontiff received them
in his private library and conversed
cordially with all distinguished prel
ates. The chief topic of conversation
was the situation In France. The pope
said the church will not flinch from the
attitude it has taken, no more conces
sions being possible, but hoped the
violence of the persecution would soon
result in better times.
Col. Broucheff, of Russian In
fantry, Killed by Unknown
BOMB FACTORY UNEARTHED
Seven Lettish Bandits Tried By Drum
Head Court Martial and
Lukow, Poland, Dec. 24. Colonel
Broucheff, commander of the 81st in
fantry has been killed on the estate
near here by an unknown man.
Dlnoovrr Itomb Factory
Riga, Russia, Dec. 24. A large store
of explosives for the manufacture of
bombs, including a considerable quan-
tTryT5T"pyroxiline' "and devmirb3A
been discovered at tn-Aetna1 tuvprf,
which employes many revolutionists.
S Bandit Shot. A
Seven Lettish bandits have been!
tried by drumhead court martial and
shot near Mitau.
PUBLISHERS RAISE RATE
Country Papers All Over the State
Advance Their Subscription.
Bloomingtoh, 111., Dec. 24. Country
papers all over Illinois are advancing
their subscription rates. Nearly all
the publications that have been sold
for a dollar per annum are now asking
from 25 cents to 50 cents more. The
publishers say that the high price of
paper and materials of all kinds and
the greatly increased cost of produc
tion in every department make an ad
vance in the subscription rates imper
Peary's Ship Near New York.
New York, Dec. 24. Peary's Arctic
steamer Roosevelt, arrived off City Is
land early today.
MANY INJURED IN
days. The most of the casualties oc
curred in the smoking car and the
first day coach.
As this point is a divisional head
quarters of the road a rescue party
was formed and, assisted by citizens,
the work of taking out the dead and
injured was begun at once. The little
hospital was quickly crowded to its
full capacity, and the hotels were con
verted into emergency hospitals.
The wreckage took fire from the
overturned stoves used in heating the
cars, and there was a race between
the rescuers and the flames. By al
most superhuman efforts the rescuing
party managed to fight off the flames
until all of the dead and injured had
been removed from the wrecked cars,
which then were allowed to burn.
Only a few passengers in the day
coaches were injured, and in the sleep
ers, none of which left the track, there
were no casualties.
Abundant and prompt relief has come
to Enderlin, both for clearing up the
debris of the serious wreck of yester
day evening and for caring for the in
jured. The latter are at a small pri
vate hospital and in the hotel main
tained bjr the Soo road.
Nine persons were killed and 41 more
or less injured In the wreck when an
eastbound Soo passenger train crash
ed Into the switch engine which was
standing on the main line.
The coroner's jury was impaneled
last night to Investigate the causes of
the wreck, and the inquiry is In prog
Awful Discovery at Mid
120 BABES KILLED
Bodies Are Cut Up by Woman
and Accomplices and
Burned In Stove.
Paris, Dec. 24. A midwife living In
the Vivianne quarter has been arrested
on a charge of systematic murder of
new born Infants.
Dlweovery Iljr Police.
The attention of the police was at
tracted by the fact that no deaths of
children were reported from the estab
lishment and Investigation resulted In
the discovery of the midwife, with the
complicity of a servant, had cut up
and burned the bodies of the children
in a big stove in the dining room.
120 Children Killed.
At the midwife's residence evidence
was obtained that indicates 120 chil
dren were murdered by the two
PHONE IS USED
Evangelist at Neponeet, lll Adopts
Novel Evangelistic Meth
ods. Bloomington, 111., Dec. 24. "Convert
ed by telephone" will be the latest, de
velopment in connection with the se
ries of revival meetings now being held
all over Illinois. Every county reports
qZx2l 'i etl n, ifxwmm,wfcfa&iM& the
fariuerjuajcbeconiing as deeply inter
ested as the city people.
At Neponset, where Evangelists
Hicks and Galloway are holding a re
vival in the town hall, a huge mega
phone with a mouth two feet In dia
meter, the smaller end being attached
to a telephone transmitter, is placed at
the side of the platform and every
word uttered by the evangelists or
sung by the choir is heard by the
families of 150 farmers who have tele
phones in their homes miles away.
The telephones are not to be used for
other purposes except in case of great
At Stronghurst, where the same
evangelists conducted meetings, nine
persons were converted over the tele
phones and equally successful results
are looked for from the telephone serv
ice at Neponset and other points
where it is to bo utilized. Hundreds
of farmers and their families could be
reached in no other way.
Missouri Senator Says President Did
Right in Discharging Negro
Kansas City, Dec. 24. Senator Wil
liam Stone believes President Roose
velt did right in discharging the negro
soldiers at Brownsville.
"I would have opportunity to say
this, but wish to be understood right."
he declared. 'T have Hot looked into
the legal phase of the matter, and am
not ready to give an opinion on that.
But so far as the sentiment concern
ing it, so far as the offense Itself, I am
In hearty favor with the step taken by
Roosevelt and Taft."
SUPREME COURT RULES
IN ROCK ISLAND CASES
A Number of Important Decisions
Rendered by Tribunal at
Springfield, III., Dec. 24. CSpecial.)
The supreme court today rendered
the following decisions in cases from
Rock Island county: Village of East
Mollne vs. Pope; affirmed; Justice Wil
kin dissenting. Chicago, Rock Island
& Pacific Railway company vs. Steck
man; affirmed. '
The supreme court also knocked out
the law punishing men for Crimea
against children, . . . ,
Big Fire in Georgia.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 24. A special from
Marietta says the plant of the Georgia
Manufacturing and Public Service com
pany, including the Marietta paper
mill, is burning. Already the loss is a
quarter of a million.