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FIEN D OF THE PIT.
Over a Hundred Victims of the
KPLOSION FOLLOWED BY FLAMES.
Those Spared by the First Suffer
Death from the Second and the
tore Than One Hundred Mangled and
Scorched Corpses Kroughi from the
Fiery XDepths A Lata Beport Cifei
the Number or Lost at ISO A De
spairing ilrl Flings Herself Into the
Mart When Told That Her Love Is
among the Lost Heart-Heading Savatna
Among the Be reared Detail of fjae
riTTsBCRG, Jan. 28. A Scottdale, Pa,
special to The Times says: Eighty miners
are known to have been killed in the shaft
f the Mammoth Coke works mine by a
terrible explosion which occurred early
yesterday. Mine Boss Eaton, who escaped
about one minute before the fatal explo
sion, is the only individual remaining to
relate the story. An order for eighty cof
fins has been given to a Mount Pleasant
undertaker. John Boles, whose brother
Is in the fatal shaft, was here last even
tog, and relates the following story:
"About i o'clock this morning we heard
a loud report in the direction of the shaft.
We immediately started to the opening
only to find a suffocating volarae of
moke and gas gushing therefrom, and
at once knew what was wrong. We le
gan the work of subduing the flames and
clearing the shaft of gas. This we accom
plished by starting the large fans. I am
onvinced that every man who was in the
haft atthe time was killed, either by
Wling timbers or by the afterdamp.
When I left the mine this evening fifty
erons were known to have been killed."
One Hundred and Ten Men Dead.
A special representative of The Times
and United Press now at the scene of th
accident telegraphs from Youngwood.Pa.,
as follows: "One hundred and ten men
were killed in the mine explosion at Mam
moth Mine No. L Sixty of the bodies
fcave alnady been recovered. The mine is
n fire and it is thought that many of the
unfortunates will be burned before it is
possible to reach them. An army of men
re at work in the pit endeavoring to stay
the fire and recover the dead bodies. They
re making b'm a'tile headway."
Ilittrist Master Workman Wise last
evening Untied an appeal to the miners
and coke workers throughout the coke re
gions for prompt contributions in aid of
liie families of the unfortunate victims of
SOME DETAILS OF THE HORROR.
Eeeoery of the Mangled and rorrhed
Undies Caiise of the Kxplosion.
As soon as it was possible preparations
were made to recover the bodies of the
victims, and a gang of workmen was at
oaee organized to undertake the work.
Superintendent Keighley, who was the
inspector in charge at the Dunbar mine
after the accident there, assumed direc
ftlon of the rescuing force, and an army of
men was sent down into the pit to stay
the progress of the flames and recover
the bodies of the hapless victims. Soon
the first body was brought to the surface,
ft. was that of John Kleen, a German,
who had been dashed against the
side of the shaft and rendered lifeless in
an instant. His body was fearfully
crushed and burned, but yet his relatives,
ritb sight made keen by anguish, recog.
sized him, and claimed the poor remain.
Sixty Corpses Brought I" p.
In a f -w momenta another body was
hoisted to the mouth of the shaft, and
thus the stream of bodies from the foun
tain of death below flowed on till by 7
'clock at niht sixty of the victims of
this fearful sacrifice had been recovered.
Many more were below and it was feared
that it will be impossible to save all from
he fires, which were steadily advancing
spite every effort to check them. Fresh
relays of men were sent down into the
shaft every hour to relieve the exhausted
erews lielovr, and the work of rescue was
pushed with almost su rhiimiui energy.
I.lst of the Identified.
The names of the identified up to a late
hour last night were as follows: August
X.u.k. Jr.; Mike Stonyck, Sr.; Mike Sto
nyck. Jr.; Stephen Watz, William Hire-hell,
Steve Horen, James Duple. James
Dori, William Snait, Patrick Lumbley,
Priz Newell, Louis Lewis, William Lewis,
James Murphy, Jacob Meyers, John Koch
rs, Martin Hrununn, Jfieorge Wilson,
ISike Kelly, Frank Keskey, John Katon!
David Gordon. The other budies taken
from the mine are so horribly mutilated
that they connot he identified.
Eflerit of the Explosion.
Thoe who have been in the shaft prose
eating the work of recovering the bodies
ny that the scene is one of awful horror.
The force of the explosion shattered the
walls of the shaft aud filled the drifts with
wiasses of earth torn from the roof and
ides. The bodies of many of the dead are
tallied in the debris and are difficult to
and. The entrance to one of the drifts
waa completely closed and the timbers in
the mine have been torn out or broken,
waking the work of rescue exceedingly
difficult and dangerous. The fires stead
ily encroaching in two directions have
topped the rescuers, the fearful heat mak
ing the air throughout the mine absolute
A Scene to Bond the Heart.
The scene at the mouth of the shaft
when the disaster became Jcnown was one
to rend the heart. In what seemed but a
moment a crowd bad collected, and when
they learned of the extent of the calamity
their grief was unrestrained. Mothers
and wives crowded around the mouth of
the pit and urged .the men around to res
ne their loved ones. Some even at
tempted to descend into that yawning
chasm of death themselves to search for
their dead. One woman, unable to be re
strained, threw herself into the shaft, and
added one more to the list of the victims.
Bhe was found lifeless at the bottom by
the first body of rescuers, who sent her to
the free air above, and lies beside the
blackened and mangled form of him to
whom she waa to have been united to
day. Horrible Keenea In the Pit.
One hundred and ten men were em
ployed in that part of the mine in which
tin explosion occurred,, and not one waa
left to tell the story of the disaster; Not
more than fifty of the men were killed by
the explosion The others were overcome
by the after-damp, and while some of the
bodies are horribly torn, burned, and
mutilated, others were found with their
teeth clinched on the iron rail of the pit
road, others with faces plunged into the
water, and not a few upon their knees as
if engaged in prayer. -Fire Boss Sneatb
was identified by his gum boots. His body
was scattered about in a dozen places. His
head was torn from his shoulders. Both
legs were torn off, and that part of his
body recovered was roasted and blackened.
His left hand, clutching his lamp, was
found over 100 feet from the trunk of his
A Defective Lamp the Cause.
The explosion is said to have been
caused by a miner with a defective lamp
going into an abandoned chamber where
the gas had gathered. In an instant the
entire shaft was a mass of flame and the
walls of the chamber and shafts where the
men were at work fell in every direction,
crushing many of the miners beneath
them. Everybody in the pit was killed.
The position of their bodies told the story
of their end. The force of the explosion
was felt for miles around.
The List of Killed Crowing.
Later. It is said that at least 150 men
were killed by the explosion. At 10 o'clock
last evening word was received that 111
bodies had been tsken out of the mine,
end yet about fifty were missing. The
fdammoth works wpere the explosion took
place is one of the l,i:-g-t indues iu the
Counellsville region. -.n.l wvre formerly
swned by the Morre coke firm, but a few
years ago were purcua-e 1 by the H. C.
Frick Coke company.
The Itrrard Hit of Expulsion from Par
liament Ordrreil Effaced.
London, Jan. IK la the Louse of com
mons yesterday Hunter. M. P. for Aber
deen, Scotland, moved that the resolution
passed in the hotin- in .Tune, Hso, forbid
ding Charles Bradlaugh to take the oath
or to affirm be expunged from the records
of parliament as subversive of the rights
of electors. The solicitor general opposed
the motion because the record wa histor
ical and could not be effaced.
Amended and Adopted.
Gladstone arose amid cheers, and after
saying that it was "one of the highest and
most sacred of duties to see that a trespass
of such a character on the rights of a con
stituency should be recalled and the
wrong undone," proposed an amendment
striking out that very declaration from
the resolution "subsersive of the rights
of the electors," Sir Stafford Northcote,
son and heir of the earl of Iddlesleigu
under whose lead Bradlaugo was de
nied ad mis-ion several years ago) agreed
with the motion as amended, and it was
adopted, amid hearty cheers.
Kaiser Billy's Domestic Character.
IVixnos, Jan. 2S The kaiser passed an
unhappy birthday yesterday, notwith
standing the brilliant court celebration.
He has the domestic virtues of his father
and grandfather, and is never so happy as
witeu surrounded by his little boys, the
eldest, heir to the throne, now being near
ly 9 years of age. He romps and plays
with them, and takes a deep interest in
their traiuing. "i'esterday Prince William
was abed, confined by a severe cold. The
kaiser bad been driving the young prince
around with him on his surprise visits to
the various garrisons, and while the My
has besn edified in a military way, he is
in a bad way physically, and the kaiser
spent a good part of the day at the little
First Sod for the Fair Lifted.
Chicago, Jan. 28. Several thousand
people collected on the lake front yester
day, many of them men out cf work look
ing for a job, to see ground broken for the
World's fair. The building to be erected
is one for the use of the construction bu
reau, and Edmunds & Hay are the con
tractors. When the contractors announced
that only ten men were needed at this
time there was a growl of disappointment.
The work of staking off the ground was
proceeded with, and a few spadesful of
earth thrown out.
Preaches Peace and Practices War.
London, Jan. 28. Advices from Berlin
state that while the kaiser preaches peace
he loses no opportunity to impress mar
tial lessons on the people. He has ordered
that the long bridge at Potsdam, leading
from the station to the town, shall be
adorned with sculpture of a military char
acter, illustrating the military glories of
Prussia under his grandfather and Fred
erick the Great, and intended, it is be
lieved, as an offset to the famous bridge
of Jena at Paris.
Latest Advices from Chile.
London, Jan. 28. Latest advices from
Chile make lialmaoeda's resignation prob
able. The government is said to hi se
cretly endeavoring to obtain more favora
ble terms from the relel leaders, but the
latter are inexorable in insisting on the
immediate conveuitigof the cortes, perfect
freedom at the coming elections, and the
resignation of the supreme chief, as Bal
maceda is legally called. The insurgent
leaders profess to lie acting in behalf of
and by authority of the cortes.
A Keaon for Their Earnestness.
London, Jan. 28. The evident earnest
ness of the semi-official Berlin press to de
ny that the kaiser has any taint of cancer
is prompted by the fact that cancer, as an
incurable disease, would, under the con
stitution, disable the kaiser from reign
ing. Hence the refusal up to the last mo
ment to admit that the late Emperor
Frederick had cancer.
No Cremation in Denmark. I
LoNDON.Jan. 28. The Danish parliament
has decided that, for the present at least,
nobody Rhall be cremated in that country.
The reason is that proper safeguards have
not yet been provided to guard against
the concealment of unnatural death. The
same objection has been urged in England
since the cremation of the body of the
duke of Bedford.
Drug and Dry Goods.
Boston. Jau. 28. A movement is on foot
among proprietors of leadiug patent med
icines to prevent the merciless rale cut
ting now applied to their goods by large
dry goods and department stores and to
protect the druggists in maintaining fair
Ilradlaugh Has Another Kelapse.
London, Jan. 28. Charles Bradlaugh,
who was reporu-d to be improving, has
ufl ered another relapse.
The Chicago American Horse Show asso
ciation lost money at the exhibition last
fall, and wants the exhibitors to submit
to a "scale" on the premiums. The exhib
itors now threaten, a law suit.
JOHN J. AND DON.
The Two Republican Senators
in Worst Odor.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT "COUP"
Laid at the Itoor of the Kansas Man aad
Cameron Pennsylvania Repablicaa
Members Disgusted with Don, and I n-g-alls
Gets o Sympathy ia His Defeat
Woleott 'on the List" The Behring
8ea Case Arrned Before the 8opreme
Court Official Notes.
Washington City. Jan. 'A It is ad
mitted on every hand that the federal
elections bill is virtually dead, but that
the war is not ended. The feeling against
Ingalls and Cameron is particularly bit
ter, perhaps, because better things were
expected from Mich pronounced partisans.
Every member of the Pennsylvania dele
gation in congress, with the exception of
Harmer, is outspoken in denouncing
Cameron's action. Bayne said yesterday
morning: "It has been reported that we
would sign a petition asking Senator
Cameron to reign. This is untrue. No
such pronounced step has been taken, but
we feel deeply the humiliation to which
we have been st bjected."
No rnrther Sympathy for Ingalls.
Bayne admitud that Cameron's action
was most likely to come before the Penn
sylvania legislature, and that a censure
migh: lie voted to him. Ingalls no longer
t-laims the sympathy of his partisans here
in the effort to secure re-election. It was
reported that a telegram signed by mem
bers of the Kansjus congressional delega
tion and other pr imiueut Republicans was
forwarded to Topeka, asking that Ingalls
be defeated. An effort to trace this re
port to an authentic source did not snc
ceed, although it was discussed. Kennedy
of Ohio, the representative who so unmer
cifully criticised Quay a few month's ago,
offered to attach his name to a petition
asking that IngaU be retired.
Condemnation of Woleott.
If senators who merely voted to side
track the cloture rule, and incidentally
the federal electio us bill, find themselves
in an unpleasant light before their col
leagues, it can easily be appreciated how
undesirable is life in this city at this time
for Woleott, the author of the resolution
of Monday. But Woleott seldom allows
criticism to annoy him. Since his action
of Monday he has met no end of condem
nation from such nen as Hoar and Spoon
er. After the Colorado senator had heard
with a smile Mom-ay the announcement
of the triumph of the resolution he leaned
back in his chair a:id calmly surveyed the
galleries. A moment later Hoar passed
him with a look of disdain, aud hs he dis
appeared in the clonk-room Woleott re
marked to his colleague: He is poin-z
out to weep," and t hen laughed nut il his
He I'se Forcible tancnage.
But when his smi ing face met the gaze
of Blair the smile d isappeared, for the au
thor of the great educational scheme gave
a look which f row the genial current ol
Woleott 's soul. No less than a dozen sen
ators waited upon Woleott Monday for a
personal explanation. To the first whe
came the Colorado senator tried to pas
the matter as a jokn, but as the demands
grew more frequent, he chose his language,
and those who heard him speak say the
words were selected with a view to forci
Stanford's Position Stated.
Republicans openly charge that Stan
ford's absence was nothing less than op
position. And it wts jut that. Stewart
and Aldrich had a controversy on the
floor of the senate M onday as to whether
Stewart had a right to pair Stanford
against the cloture rule. In order to see
which was right they both went to New
York Tuesday night and saw Stewart's
private secretarv, Stewart himself declin
ing to see them on the pretext that he was
not able, having met with a runaway ac
cident that day. The secretary said Stew
art was right.
Washington Citt. Jan. 28 Senator
Cameron was before tie silver pool inves
tigation Monday. He said he had no con
cealment to make of his transactions.
What Littler sjiid was aliout the truth.
He (Cameron) had bought silver, just as
he would have bought anything else. He
had purchasfd it without much thought,
and his profit wnsabiut fl.PiO. He had
no further knowledge of silver specula
tion and knew of no orher senator or offi
cial of any kind buying silver. Most of
all he knew nothing of a silver pool.
ARGUING THE SAYWARD CASE.
Reply of the Attorney Oeneral to the
Washington Citt, .-an. 'JS The attor
ney general yesterday made his reply be
fore the supreme court to the application
of the Canadian govertiment for a writ of
prohibition in the case of the sealer W. P.
Say ward, li belled t by tie Alaska district
court for catching seal- forty-nine miles
from the coast. The rep ly argues that the
supreme court has no tower in the case.
because the Alaska dist rict court is not a
United States court. The attorney gen
eral then contends that conceding all the
facts averred, the supreme court can not
take cognizance of tbectse because it de
pends on the extent of the dominion of the
United States in Behring sea.
Held To Be a Political Question.
This, he maintained, is a political Ques
tion to be decided by the political depart
ment of the government the executive
and congress: both of which have decided
against petitioner's contention, and this
decision, he held, must be conclusive npon
tne judiciary. JNo consideration whatever,
the attorney general said, had been given
in his answer to the one it ion of interna
tional law, which is now and has been for
the past six years, the subject of diplo
matic correspondence between Great
Britain and the United States with refer
ence to the right of this ountry to assert
a territorial jurisdiction in Behring sea to
the extent of protecting ;ts seal fisheries
beyond tbe three-mile limit ordinarily
fixed as the boundary of territorial juris
diction of countries horderiug on the sea.
The Plaintiff Makes Keply.
. Mr. Carlisle, replying to the attorney
general's contention that, the supreme
court has r.o power to issue a writ of pro
hibition to the Alaskan court, !ecause it
is not a district court of th? United States,
argued that when congress created the ju
dicial district ot Alaska ana established a
district court there with pc wers similar to
district courts of the United States, it
established a United States court with
all the name implies Otherwise
the Alaskan court would be a eu-j
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