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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 96.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1910. -.TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MAY BE 30 IN
"Known That 12 AreUir?
ied !n Shaft at In-'
ALARM FOR RESCUERS
Party Not Heard of After Four
Hours Dynamite Believ
ed the Cause,
Indiana, Pa., Feb. 5. An explosion
caused, it is reported, by dynamite
tore the timbers and bracing to pieces
and buried 12 men alive in the lower
levels of mine No. 2 at Ernest, five
miles north of here today. Several
men were taken from the mine burned
and Injured. Rescue parties as yet
have failed to reach the entombed
May Be 30 Mm Lost.
Outside reports say 30 men are yet
entombed in the mine. A rescue party
headed by state mine inspectors en
tered the mine at 10 o'clock end at 2
o'clock had not yet been heard from.
Fear for their safety is expressed.
The mine ordinarily has a day 6hift
of 170, of which number it is said only
a dozen, more or less, were in the
workings when the explosion occurred.
Believe All Are Dead.
It is said the men still entombed in
the . mine are undoubtedly dead. The
estimate of the number entombed
varies from 20 to 12.
Rnsh Experts to Some.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 5. Three engil
neers of the local geological survey
station left this afternoon for the Er
nest mine explosion. Conflicting . re
ports of the extent of the disaster
reached the survey station culminating
in the dispatch of the engineers with
safety appliances to Indiana.
Fair tonight and Sunday. Colder to
night, with the lowest temperature
about 10 to 15 degrees above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 22. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 31.
Minimum In last 12 hours, 20. Velocity
of wind at 7 a. m.,'6 miles per hour.
Precipitation, none. Relative humidity,
at 7 p. m. 75. at 7 a. rn. 82.
J. M. SHEIUER, Local Forecaster.
Sun sets 5:18. rises 7: moon rises 4:89
'S. O. S.," Substituted for "C.
Q. D.f" Brings Succor to
Woman Accused of Black
mail May Know Fate
DEFENSE FALLS FLAT
Unable to Get Witnesses Law
yers Also Cut Argument
by Commander Peary and presented
to his wife have been sold by her for
a sum said to be $50,000. The pur
chaser -was Mrs. Jesup, widow of
Morris K. Jesup. who assisted large
ly in financing the Peary explora
tions. Mrs. Jesup feas given them to
the American-, Museum of Natural
Desire for Work to Be Resumed
Spurs Efforts to Recover
SERIOUS OBSTACLES IN WAY
Two Million Gallons of Water
Pump and Tunnel to Cut
Cincinnati, Feb. 5. Mrs Jeannette
Stewart Ford, on trial charged with
i blackmail by Charles L. Warriner. de-
CREW OF 46 SAFE ON ALAiVIO: faulting former treasurer of the Big Men are working day and night to
I Four railway, will probably know her clear the underground passages. The
fate before another day has passed
Cherry, 111., Feb. 3. Every effort is
now making to reach the ICS or more
bodies remaining In the St. Paul mine.
Chicago Grand Jury In
dicts City Engineer
FOR SHALE ROCK STEAL
Second Formal Charges Prefer
red Against McGovern, Bon
nell and Redieske.
morning a brother-in-law of McDonald
knocked at the door, received no re
sponse, and called the .sheriff. The
two entered the house and found Mc
Donald on the floor with a bullet hole
in his head.
Sheriff Delury and members of hi3
posse believe McDonald intended to
kill several other men before dying
himself. They declare the man at
tempted to lure his intended victiino
to the house last night, planning to
kill them as fast as they arrived. .
Seaton died this afternoon.
Doomed Vessel Which Had Sprung a
Leak, Was on Point of Sinking
When Help Came.
men of Cherry are as anxious for the
Chicago, Feb. 5. Four true bills
charging John Erlcson. city engineer;
Michael H. McGovern, contractor;
Paul Redieske, former deputy commis
sioner of public works, and Ralph Bon
nell, former assistant city engineer.
The "Back-From-Elba" Club Holding A. Busy Session
IS BEING MADE
Dwight, Republican Whip in
Congress, Commends Pres
INDUSTRY IS REMARKABLE
Champ Clark, on the Other Hand,
Says Kepufdicans Intend to Do
Little as Possible.
Union and Operatives
Have Reached End
QUIT IN DEADLOCK
Unless There Is Settlement
Work Will Cease Everywhere
First of April.
Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 5. President
Washington, Feb. 5. "Never in years j I'ewIs ot the United Mine Workers
has any session of congress done aa stated today there would be a general
much work as the present one." said ! suspension of work in th Mfnmlnn
i Representative Dwight of New York. fieids of the country Anrll 1 If no-re.
; house whip, in a statement last night.
0FU. S. ARMY BURNED
Nearly Million Loss in Blaze in New
York Explosions Endanger
New York. Feb. 5. Thanks again
to the wireless and the internation.i?
distress signal, "S. O. S.," (send out
succor), Captain Moore and his crew
I of 46 men are safe on board the Mal-
lory liner Alamo, while their vessel,
the steamer Kentucky, is supposed
to be at the bottom of the sea oil
Cape Hatteras. It is another case of
a disaster averted by wireless and
told to the world by the same me
dium. The Kentucky, a wooden vessel of
996 gross tonnage and 203 feet long:
was bound from New York to the Pa-
' ciflc to carry passengers between Ta-
coma and Alaskan ports for the
Alaska Pacific Steamship company.
First" Heard at Ilatleran.
First news of the Kentucky's dis
tress was received at the United Wire
less company's station at cape Hat-
i teras at 11:30 o'clock yesterday
morning. There the operator heard
the "S. O. S." quickly followed by
) "We are sinking. Our latitude is
32.10. longitude 76.30."
Almost simultaneously the
- New York, Feb. 5. For the second
time within two years the medical de
partment of the United States army
i wa3 burned out of its headquarters on
the lower west side water front yester-
day. The loss is estimated at $750,000
to $1,000,000. There was no loss of
. life, but frequent explosions from 1,200
. cases of gasoline, 1,000 cases of ben
zine, BOO gallons of turpentine and
quantities of alcohol made the work of
the firemen perilous.
Major Wolfe, in command, Tas badly
singed by an explosion and but for the
arrival of the hook and ladder com
pany would have burned to death. The
cause of the fire is unknown.
Boston, Feb. 5. Although members :
of the court martial in the case of
Naval Paymaster Auld are reticent .s
to the findings there Is reason to be- j
lieve the officer has been found guilty j
of maltreating a civilian and "conduct !
unbecoming to an officer and gentle-:
man," but acquitted of the charge of
telling a falsehood. It has been rec
ommended, it is said, he be reduced in
rank a few numbers.
Names St. Louis Surveyor. j
. Washington, Feb. 5. Thy president
today nominated Charles F. Gallon- I
kamp of Missouri surveyor or customs
at the port of St. Louis.
Bank Robbers at Blue Mound.
Blue Mound. 111.. Feb. 5. Robbers
blew open "the safe of the VanCleave
bank here early today and escaped
with $1,500 In cash.
Lansing, Mich.. Feb. 5. Former
t State Treasurer Frank Glazier of Chel
sea was sentenced today to serve not
less than Ave nor more than ten years
; in prison for misappropriating $GS5,000
of state funds.
As the Judge concluded the sentence
, Glazier swooned. His wife endeavored
to assist him to his feet but In the ex
citement fell beside her husband.
iTwo daughters, hurrying to the aid of
the parents, added to the. confusion
and fell themselves, all' four lying
upon the floor before the judge's' bench.
The excitement was intense, but it
..was soon seen none of the Glazlgp
jfamily was seriously ill.
ator heard the steamship Alamo re
spond to the Kentucky's call for
help, informing Captain Moore that
the Alamo was making all speed to
the sinking vessel's assistance. There
after no message was received from
the Kentucky, indicating that water
had interfered with the power, put
ting its wireless apparatus out of
Tfavy Department Active.
The navy department at Washing
ton in the meantime flashed wireless
messages along the Atlantic coast,
dispatching the battleship Louisiana
and two revenue cutters to the scene,
but at 5 o'clock in the evening word
came from the Alamo that it had ar
rived first and had taken off all hands
in safety. This is the message as
received in New York by the United
Wireless company from its Cape Hat
"Latitude 32.46. longitude 76.28.
Steamship Alamo has just taken Cap
tain Moore and crew of 4 6 men from
sinking steamship Kentucky. Water
had already reached flreroom and
steamer will sink before midnight.
The Alamo is now proceeding to Key
Appnrnlns Wan 'ew.
Bad luck was the Kentucky's lot
almost immediately after it left New
York for its 14, 000-mile voyage on
Jan. 23. Good luck was its lot when
the wireless instruments were the
last things installed before it depart
ed. One hundred and lift' miles off
Sandy Hook the vessel began leaking
badly, but by working the pumps
valiantly Captain Moore was able to
reach Newport News, with 1 6 inches
of water h the vessel's hold. There
repairs were made and the ship re
ceived a certificate from Lloyds and
the United States inspector at the
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merits with the operatives on the wag
than six weeks and has passed the 6cale rot reached by that date.
army urgent deficiency, the District of
Columbia, and agricultural appropria
tion bills. The house thus far has
fully fulfilled the president's pledges
and the leaders of both branches of
congress, that the strictest economy
We have also redeemed two pledges
Knda la Dradlork.
Toledo. Ohio, Feb. 5 Unable to ef
fect an organization because ot the
deadlock over the admission of thu
miners' delegates from Illinois, tho
Joint wage conference of the bitumin
ous coal operators tfnd minors of Ohio.
Indiana and Pennsylvania adjourned
of the r.artv nlatform hv nassintr the ,ast light Sine die
bill to establish a bureau of mines and j Th,3 11 s declared, does not mean
mining, and to admit Arizona and New (necessarily a suspension of work at
Mexico" expiration of the present contract,
Champ Clark, democratic leader, prl1 ThIs would affect all of th
commenting upon Dwight's statement, b1' vinous districts controlled by the
gaia. mine workers, as they decreed at their
' ''What the republicans are really go-' n,diantpo1'3 r,onvenUoa "
rtr ., o ar fMnr, ' tr,c.t should sign a wage scale until
bills, some bridge bills, and private
claims, one or two of the Taft proposi
tions, then adjourn, and get home ad
quickly as possible to save as many re
publican congressmen this fall as thVy
can; but they have not the slightest
hope In the world .of electing another
republican house of representatives."
Alrnn to Knd pxtra vaicance.
All that remains to bring the sensa
tional case to a close is the closing
argument, of the attorney for the de
fense, the judge's charge to the jury,
and the latter's verdict.
Arifu inentn Are Made Short.
The prosecution made only a brief
reply to the closing arguments of the
attorneys for the defense. Judge
Swing instructed the Jury and at 12:30
the latter retired.
Deaerlbed aa VoHnre.
The state concluded its case yester
day in the trial of Mrs. Jeannette Stew
art Ford with the terrible indictment
of the woman as a vulture whose life
had been spent preying upon men. j
In the face of the overwhelming evi- j
dence, the defense to vindicate her !
character was contented with a bitter
attack upon Warriner and Cooke, the j
two principal figures in the extraordin- j
ary $613,000 shortage affair. Not a sin
gle witness was put on the stand by
the defense. They summoned four
railway officials, but none of the four
appeared, and the defense waived the
right to compel attendance.
resumption of work as the women are
for the recovery of the bodies, and
more men are put to work in the mine
every day to make the mining of coal
The corpse of Naestro Llirio, found
Wednesday near the air shaft, was re
moved late yesterday and il2ntifled
by wage receipts found in his breast
pocket. ' He was unmarried and has
relatives who live in Cardiff, 111. The
body was in good condition, despite
the three months' entombment.
The body, placed in canvas and then
sewed in a gunny sacking, was brought
up the air shaft in a large steel bucket
wherein it was standing on end. The
body was placed in a rough box and
loaded on a dump wagon. Tne only
three women spectators began to
weep, and one old man, who has two
sons in the mine, shed tears. There
were no other demonstrations.
Ohntnelen In the Way.
To reach the 32 bodies supposed to
be in the bottom level, 2,000, 00 gal
lons of water must be pumped out.
To reach the 135 in the east part of
Peary Meteorites Are Sold. 1 the second level a new passage must
New York, Feb. 5. Three meteorites I be cut through solid coal for at least
Washington, Feb. 5. In an effort to
put an end to government extrava
gance and waste Senator Aid rich to
day reported from the committee on
public expenditures a bill providing
for the appointment of a commission
to make Investigation and suggest
needed reforms. The commission 's
to consist of nine membe.rs, three from
the house, three from the senate and
three to be appointed by the president.
FIGHT CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
the scales for all districts were ne
gotiated. Both sides have declared,
however, that they will not recede on
the Illinois proposition.
Some plan may be worked out to
get the miners and operators together
again before April 1. What this will
te, neither President Thomas L. lye wis
of the miners nor leading operators
could say. "
Iewl Ilaa Plana.
Lewis hopes that "some adjustment
will be made before April 1, and said
he had certain plans, but would not
say what they were.
The night session was brief. There
was nobody who had anything to say.
and the futility of continuing the ses
sion was expressed by Lewis.
His suggestion for dividing the re
sponsibility for the adjustment was
followed. A delegate from the miners
moved to adjourn, and one from the
operators seconded It. A call by states
resulted In the only unanimous vote
recorded at the meeting. The miners
AVife Will Attempt to Enjoin Evan:
inatiou t;f Viscera vl Prof. Vaughn
with consniracv in connection with the : Whltecotlon reported on the way to' ,. ' .r , . - .
$15,000 "sbale rock" scandal, were re- j Jefferson City to apply for a writ of
turned by the grand Jury today.
Some Indicted Seeond Time.
Second indictments were returned
against McGovern, Bonnell and Re
dieske and the seven others who were
indicted last week on charges of at
tempts to defraud the city of a quarter
of a million in connection with the
Lawrence avenue sewer.
APPROVED BY REICHSTAG
i all day unsuccessfluly to roach an or-
prohibition, the viscera of Professor . , "
Vaughn was taken this morning to verMlon yesterday afternoon reach-
Columbia. Mo., where the organs will ed be Pint, where U was ab,e to or"
be examined Tuesday. Whitecotton Is ! B,ajn,ze' I'ewls' was temporary pre-
I attorney for Mrs. Vaughn and a legal ""'"'r. " mere appeared
j battle over the coroner's right to or- to be nothing to do but adjourn.
jder a chemical analysis is anticipated.
! Jars containing the brain, stomach
and liver of the late Professor Vaughn
were given to State Chemist Schweit
zer at Columbia today by Sheriff Nolen.
German Tatiff Arrangement With the
United States Legalized.
Berlin, Feb. 5. The reichstag. with
out debate, today adopted unmodified
the bill . approving the government's
tariff arrangement with the United
LOST $10,000 BILL;
FLURRY IN WALL ST.
New York, Feb. 5. Intelligence of
THIEFlthe lo" of a Sl'VW bill received over
; the ticker tape between quotation?
Carew Martin, Secretary of Itoyal So-j today set hundreds cf messengers and
ART CRITIC IS A
tu-ty. Arrested at ew lork.
Ixindon. Feb. 5. Carew Martin,
widely known as an art critic, was re
manded to the Bow street court today
charged with embezzlement and for-
rllMALLT I AKCO UW1M Llrt lof the Royal Society of British Artists.
j of which body Martin was keeper anil over to the police who are invrstlgat
Man Who Barricaded Home and Do- ; crDirv in-,. it is har"od hr ' tn r-,i i ., r.,.l.ilci,ln f tin.
robbed the society cf large sums. Dei big bill the messenger says he had
! Fhown it to several admiring boys and
then stuffed the bill In hi pocket.
fled Sheriff Found Dead.
waiKer. .Minn., i-eo. o. waiter M ,i i.t tr -. v,r,i
Donald, who denee" the sheriff's posse j . .
since Thursday night when he barri- j Vicar General Dead,
caded himself in the house after shoot- j Harrisburg ,Pa.. Feb. 5. Very
office boys searching through Wall
street'. This pifce of "loose change"
was sent by Ilornblower & Weeks,
bankers, to a member of the exchanj'S
and was lost by the messenger.
The mesrenger who lost the bill Is
IS years old. He ha3 ben turned
which were brought from the arctic
AT LEAST A STRONG
Editor's Note. Mr. Lord, the author
of the following article, which ha? been
prepared expressly for The Argus, is
Washington representative of Norman
E. Mack's National Monthly, and one
of the foremost newspaper men of the
United States. He has attended every
session of the Ballinger-Plnchot Inves
tigating committee, and is therefore es
pecially qualified to discuss the merits
of Glavis' testimony.
BY FRANK B. LORD.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Feb. 3. An analysis of
the evidence thus ,far adduced before
the Bailinger-Pinchot investigating
committee in the form of official docu
ments and the testimony of the wit
ness, Louis R. Glavis, shows a strong
indictment, at least against Mr. Taffs
secretary of the interior.
There has been effort to show that
his acts were unlawful or that he was
actually guilty of grafting, hut a strong
case has been presented to demon
strate the-impropriety of his conduct
both as an official and as a private cit
izen appearing as counsel for the coal
land claimants. From this showing
the committee and the public are left
to make their own deductions and to
draw their own conclusions.
Some Point Made.
The points made in regard to this
Impropriety are these:
1. That Bailinger knew from the
affidavits obtained by Glavis and his
assistants that there was collusion and
fraud on the part of the claimants, and
that "dummy" entrymen were being
used; that the work upon the claims
was being done in common, indicating
that when the claims were patented
they were to be turned over to one
2. That the journal kept by Clar
ence Cunningham, agent for the Cun
ningham group, showed that the claim
ants had entered into an agreement to
turn their holdings over to a company:
that one claim was reserved for Sena
tor Heybiirn of Idaho in return for legal
services rendered the company.
?,. That Representatives McLachlan
and McKinlay of California were claim
ants, and Representative Kinkaid of
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150 feet. The pumping and tunneling
will begin today. It Is said the fire is "j
now safely confined to the east side
of the mine.
ing Howard Seaton, committed sui-! Gilbert L. Benton, vicar general of the
cide today by s'ocotuig. About 9 this I Catholic diocese of Harrisburg. is dead. !
UNITY IN MINORITY
BUT NOT IN MAJORITY
BY TAV. ! defeated In others bv an almost unani-
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.) j mous vote.
Then f ume limn.
SEINE IS DOWN 13 FEET
Paris Clears Wreckage and I Rapidly
Assuming Normal Appearance.
Parts, Feb. 5. The Seine today was
uuu u,au j x. - Washington. Feb. 3. Minority
1 , I .1,-. Vne. 4 A '
uiuiu ..u me v, uuu l" " j Leader Champ Clark of Missouri de
clared In an interview today that there !
surae a normal appearance. tce. . . , Mr. Graham of Illinois was elected ny would undoubtedly have been a dan
streets are cleared of water and the
wreckage left by the flood is rapidly
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, Feb. 5. Following Is a
summary of the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday, taken
from the official records:
SEX.iTR Mr. McCumber of North
Dakota delivered a prepared argrument
to prove that the farmer does not nb-
his due snare oi tne prices
DANCE IGNORANT OF PERIL
Four Tlionvand Saved from Probalde
Punic by a onion's Coolnc.
New Vork, Feb. 5. Four thousand
merry makers danced happily at Ter
j race Garden hall in Ihe early hours
today while a dangerous fire In an ad
joining ball room was being fought by
! half a hundred firemen. The blaze
i was extinguished after an hour's work
! without the daucers being aware of
the peril. A woman's cool head car-
"The climax of harmony came when i rjed a "still alarm" and averted what
r. Graham of Illinois was elected by
acclamation on motion of Hon. Henry : erroU8 Danic. The monetary loss is
wero no, rrrnnnns whatpvpr for Rtat-- .
ix. jb. . . . i D. Clayton of Alabama, chairman of nominal
ments to the effect that the dpmocrats A. . . ' . ...
, . . , . line caucus, to sutceea .ir. ijiuu ui
of the house were not acting in bar
"Thing3 political in Washington
tend constantly toward increased unity
among democrats and Increased fac
tionalism among republicans." said Mr.
Clark. "For instance, on Friday night,
Jan. 21, the democrats held by long
odds the most harmonious caucus In
the 15 years that I have been in con
gress. There were three or four reso
lutions offered and elaborate debate
tain his due share of the prices paid
for food products. Mr. Heyburn of Ida-j h A them th fohntf lqsfin-
ho concluded his speech in opposition was naa on lnem- lne GCDate lasm..
to the poBtal savings nanK bill. On ac
count of the death of Representative
Missouri, who declined to serve on
(the committee to frvvcstlgafe the fn
! terlor department and the bureau cf
forestry. IJoyd is so busy with his
congressional dutfes and with his
duties a3 chairman of the democratic
congressional campaign committee
that he could not assume the duties
of an investigation which may take
months of time and which may require
a Journey to Washington and Oregon
or even to Alaska. Everybody left
Loverlng of Massachusetts the senate
adjourned earlier than usual and for
the first time this session railed to ad
journ over Saturday.
KOCSB Practically no business was
transacted in the house and an early
adjournment was taken because of the
de&th of Mr. Lover in.
more than two and a half hours; but
there was not a harsh word uttered
or an unpleasant personal remark
made. Every man had his say with
oct let or hindrance and at last, when
the resolutions were voted on, they j
were carried in some instances and j
AHA! J. KLING
IS KNOCKING AT
Cincinnati, Feb. 5. John Kilns.
ii a. j i ; i ? v. -,v 1
uiai caucu m n.Bi. j catcher of the Chicago Nat lonal leagti-j
lint Different on Other Side.
club, who quit the tearo a year ago,
has annlipd to the national baseball
"While we were ho'dlng that bar- j commi88lon for reinstatement,
monlous caucus. I am Informed that j . KoM ntnn mmmt.
the newlr elected members of the re-
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slon will reinstate Kiing on condition,
that he pay a fins.