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ALL DEAD BUT XIXE.
One Hundred and Sixty Men in
WHE5 TEE FATAL GAS CAUGHT FlfiE
f Thne 151 Were Harried Into Etern
ityAn Inexplicable. Horror The
Mln DrcUred Safe by the Fire Bon,
Who Wan One, of the Victim.-Whole-am
I e Funeral at Sfottlale SUty-three
f the Dead Tat in a Common Grave A
Whirlwind of Fire.
PlTTurr.o, Pa., jRn. 29. A special to
Tho Times from Scottdale.Pa , says: All the
ConrM-lliville coke region stood yesterday
with bowed form and reverent heads while
xty-three of the dead miners taken from
Mammoth hhaft were shrouded, coffined,
ad laid to rest for their long sleep. The
funeral procession was one such as has
never before been known there. The re
mains and the mourners were taken
to St. John the Baptist's cemetery at
Scottdate,in a long special train. Alon? the
inhabited portions of the road hundreds
fcitiaens turned out, and wherever the
train halted great crowds gathered. Over
8,000 persons were present as the bodies
were placed side by side in a common
Only Nine Alive Out or 160.
The exact number of lives lost is now
nut at 151. There were, so it is authori
tatively announced, 160 men in the mine
when the explosion took place; of these
but nine were rescued alive. Mr. C. H.
Wery, of the J. "V. Moore Coke company,
aid yesterday morning: The Mammoth
haft was considered free from all danger,
mi I know the utmost precautions were
taken to avoid danger arising from gas or
Ore-damp. The shaft was splendidly ven
til a ted, and I can not imagine how any
Cas could generate in the mine. The only
theory I can advance in explanation of
the explosion which resulted in so many
deaths, is th it some of the rooms in the
abaft, not having been worked for some
time, became charged with thetreachtr
ns fire-damp, which must have been slow
ly but steadily increasing In volume, and
which gradually forced its way into the
main entry yesterday morning.
The Report of the Fire Bout,
That Fire Boss Smith, whose body was
ficked up in fragments, had done his
duty is proved by the following report,
which was filed in the office of the com
iMty early Tuesday morning:
Mammoth. Jan. 27. ltl.-To Thomas Lynch,
f kkcrai.. Si PBKiNTKNiiEvr: This is tocer
fy that vf. the undersigned, tuave thia day,
Jn. , H'i ) r-xirrmnrxl tho working jilarrs in
Mammoth and found tln-ra to lie in a tit rondi
isVra for nun and other workers employed
Wii.mam Smith. Fire Iwws.
Thomas Pattkkson. Inserter of Machinery,
Ckokok Pkkkker. Enyintwr.
Smith's daily duty wan to enter the
wine liet ween 2 anil 3 a. m., and go all
Jwer the part worked, dear up to the "face"
fach room and heading. On the face
v the cord he worked in chalk the date o
ie month to show that Le had been there
aril found the place free o gas.
A SWEEPING DISASTER.
3Tn One to Tell Iti History Uiw the
lump Come On.
The disaster has some remarkable feat
rea. It was as deadly, as sweeping and
a complete as the sinking of a ship in
mid ocean. Its history i to be told by
lAiose who do not know it, for there it no
ttwguu of all those that wagged where the
disaster occurred to describe its details.
"It comes to you like some whirlwind,
with blue tints of a rainbow; and when
it bursts into flame it passes over your
idy like a .rent log. God does not often
Set a man live to tell what has happened
fla- him. If it catches you upright, you are
Ike a leaf in a tornado." That was what
aminer who had been in the coal mines
ahirty-five years said of fire-damp, the
"black death" in the darkness of the silent,
echoing passageways where men delve.
No Safety Lamps Thought Necessary.
The mine was believed to be bo free
&m gas that though the company pro
vided plenty of safety lamps no one ever
awed them. In their stead the men wore
the familiar little open-flame lamps on
their hats those small coffe-pot shaped
affairs of tin which are fastened above the
forehead in the headgear of the workmen.
Fire Dos Smith was a man who had
worked in mines in Great Britain and in
this couutry for thirty years.
LOOKS LIKE A HANGING CASE.
Dastardly Treatment of a School Teacher
"Winona, Minn., Jan. 2!). Details of a
hocking and fatal assault on the daugh
ter of ex Register of Deeds Frank Lint, of
Faribault county, who has bsen a teach
er in a school near Winnebago City, have
ecn receiveiL A man named Cru
n had two nearly grown daugh
ters attending this school. They
became ho disorderly that Miss Lint, in
esporie to an inquiry as to what to do,
was advised by the school board to ad
minister cororal punishment it tin; mis
behavior continued. Oae Cruz;n girl re
quested the teacher to assist her with
winie arithmetical examples and the teach
er lieing busy with another p;ipil asked
tlte girl to wait a few minutes. The girl
then took her slate and book and went to
house near by.
Cruaen Is a Model "Sovereign."
On her return she inform -1 the teacher
that she had got the assistance of a neigh
bor with her lessons. For this she was
told to remain in during recess. At recess
Iter sister went home aud informed her
parents. Mrs. Cruzen went to the school
house and began abusing the teacher aud
by orders of her husband, who followed,
struck Miss Lint on the head with thecali
bell, took her by the hair, dragged her out
tidahout the yard. Cruzen Hiierintended
the whole affair, ordering the family to
kick her. Cruzen's wife and daugh
ter were put under $Toi bon is fur a hear
ing Feb. 3. It is reported thut .Miss Li tit is
rapidly sinking and can not liv. Should
he survive she will never recover her
Frnnrs a "Nhameles Enemy."
BEKUX, Jan. 29. The striking feature
of the kaiser's birthday celebration Tues
day was the presentation of a sat of colors
tm the castle guard by the emperor, who
aid they were modelled on the putt era of
Frederick the Great's color, which a
shameless enemy bad carried off to France.
His majesty gave a puldic reception to
prominent military men, distinguished
civilians, aud the members of the diplo
ON ITS OWN HOOK.
The Alliance Cuts Loose from
the Oid Parties.
THE NATIONAL BODY SO DECIDES.
The Declaration of Principles Adopted
and a Convention Called for Feb. S3,
1802 The Ohio Branch Stir Up th
Manufacturers of That State with a New
Tax Law State Legislative Proceed
ingsThe Election of Petter a Senatoi
from Kansas Consummated.
Omaha, Jan. 29. Candidates for presi
dent and vice president will be nominated
by the farmers of the L'nited States in
1S92. This decision was reached yesterday
at the convention of the National Farm
srs' Alliance. The session opened with a
warm discussion on amendments to the
constitution. The liveliest time was over
an amendment to exclude women from
acting as delegates and it was voted down.
An amendment making all laboring men
eligible to membership was tabled by an
overwhelming vote after Preident Pow
ers had made a speech saying that such an
amendment would place the Alliance in a
position where it could be controlled by
rings and millionaires. The rest of the
morning session was devoted to adopting
several sections of the amended constitu
tion, al! of which applied to the secret
work of the order.
A Convention Feb. 2'!. 1833.
At the afternoon s-s,io:i tie report of
the committee on rep' ition-. was adopted
after debate as folio v.--:
VTiiereaa. Owing to Th- or.nrsrfoa that has
boen h?aied npou us by gras:r.g uionojK)list8,
capitalists, trusts, and comMues. we bt heve it
Is time for action: aad.
Whereas. Thp Natior.nl Farmers" Alliance,
In convention assembled, does m,t e.si:ially
declare ajjainM the present system of govern
ment as manipalated by the confer of the
United States and the momiiers of the legisla
tures of the several states:
Therefore, we declare in favor of holding a
convention on Feb. '. lSttj. to fix the date and
place for the holding of a convention to nomi
nate .aiiliila?.ttt ior the office of president and
vice president of the Unit.! State, the repre
sentation to be one delegate from each state
in the Union.
Six Important Demand.
Resolved, That we favor the alxdition of all
national lianks. and that the surplus funds be
loaned to individuals upon land security and at
a low rate of interest; that we are unalterably
in favor of the Anstralian ballot law; that we
demand the foreclosure of the mortgages that
the government holds on railroads: that we dis
continue the gambling in stx-ks and shares;
that this is an administration of the people, and
in view of that fact the president and vice pres
ident of the United States should le elected by
a vote instead of by an electoral college: that at
the farmers of the United States largely ont
numlicr any other class of citizens, they de
mand the passage of laws of reform, not as a
party mvasure, but for the good of the govern
ment. Want the Union Pacific Gobbled.
That the Alliance shall take no part as par
tisans in the iM.litieal struggle, as affiliat
ing with the Republicans or Democrats;
that the National Farmers' Alliance demands
that the interstate commerce law lie so amend
ed and enforced as to allow all railroads a rea
sonable income on the money invested, and we
demand that the mortgages on the Union and
Central Pacific railroads tie foreclosed at "once,
and the roads lie taken in charge of by the
government and run in the interest of the peo
ple, with a view to extending both of
these lines to the eastern sealxiard;
that we favor the free and unlim;t.d coinage
of silver, and that the volume of currency lie
creas-d to SAt per capita. We further demand
that all paper money be placed on an equality
Government Loans to Farmers.
That we. as land owners, pledge ourselves to
demand that the government allow us to lxr
row money from the United States at the same
rate of interest as do the bonds: that all mort
gages, bonds and shares of stock should be as
sessed at fa. -e value: that the senators of the
United States shall he elected by a vote of the
people: that the laws regarding the liquor traf
fic should be so amended as to prevent the en
dangering the morals of our children and de
stroying the usefulness of our citizens: that we
favor the passage of the Conger lard bill.
Woman Suffrage Favored.
That we believe that women have the same
rights as their hnslwnds to hold property, and
we are in sympathy with any any law that will
give our wives, sisters, and daughters full rep
resentation at the polls; that our children
should be educated for honest labor, and that
agricultural colleges should be established in
every state; that we favor a literal system for
pensioning all survivors of the late war.
Affiliation with Illinois Men.
The discussion and adoption of the reso
lutions took up the entire afternoon ses
sion, and adjournment was taken to 7:30,
when a conference was held with the rep
resentatives of the F. M. B. A. of Illinois
looking toward the consolidation of the
two organizations. A long discussion en
sued, and it was finally resolved that w hile
the two organizations could not consoli
date, they could affiliate. During the dis
cussion on the proposed admission of oth
ers than farmers as members of the order
President Powers said that such an amend
ment would break up the organization.
Declined to Indorse Peffer.
"We waut to carry the next election,"
he declared, "and if we extend the qualifi
cations beyond farmers the cities will ta:e
advautage of this point. New York city
could send f 1,000,000 to Omaha to pny in
itiation fees and in a few mouths design
ing politicians would hire enough men to
join t he order, so that Nebraska, the ban
ner sta'e of the Alliance movement, would
be in the hands of the ring, it would cap
ture tin; National Alliance, body and souL
This movement started among the farm
ers and should Ix? kept there."
A resolution congratulating the Kansas
farmers on the selection of Peffer as sena
tor was laid on the table.
S,rrtiM;FiEi.i, Ills., Jan. 29. A national
and state conference of Prohibitionists lie
gan in tliis city last night and listened to
speeches by Dr. J. G. Graves, of Abing
don; John P. St. John, of Kansas, and
others. St. John p"Ut in most of his time
OHIO MANUFACTURERS ALARMED.
They Will Shut Up Shop If a Granger
Kill re the LeiKl:ttnre,
Si'!:ixuf:em, O., Jan. 2y -A bill has
just passed the Ohio house of representa
tives which, if it pa.-.s-.-s the senate also
and becomes a law, will, it is predicted,
cause a wholesale hegiraof manufacturers
from Ohio, and wiil deal manufacturing
interests of the state a blow from which
it will Like many years to recover. TIib
bill provides for taxing all raw materials
which manufacturers have on baud, uli
their machinery and also ail manufac
tured articles they have on hand.
1 Is Not a Partisan "Kick."
Formerly the law hud levied a tax on the
monthly average value of raw material
and npou manufactured products that
hava lieen made up for a year. Oar mm-
nf icturtrs are up in arms over the passage
of the bill, which is a Farmers' Alliance
measure, a: id which is demanded by the
farmers. Several indignation meetings
have been 1 eld in Ohio cities against the
bilL Prone iuent manufacturers here, ir
respective c f party, say that if it becomes
a law they will shut up shop.
DOINGS OF THE LEGISLATURES.
Transactions at a Number of State Capi
tal Senatorial Votes.
Sprixgfiiild. Ills., Jan 29. In the sen
ate Wednesday bills were introduced as
follows: T cause public moneys to bt
put in ban is on interest: to allow cities
lying in two. counties to levy taxes foi
municipal purposes in both counties, and
to allow suits for payment of taxes to be
brought in both counties; to reduce the
legal rate o: interest to 5 per cent nrt th
maximum rate to 7 per cent.; t.vent
persons having custody of childreir from
maltreating and overworking them:
to prohibit t he docking of horses' tails: tc
suppress pigeon shooting and similar
sports under a penalty of $50. The bouse
devoted hours to debating a resolution in
troduced by Moore, F. M. B. A., hauling
the railway commissioners over the coals,
and demanding their election by the peo
ple. The R epublicans were opposed to the
harsh criticism of the commissioners io
he preamble, and the debate was pending
The daily attempt to elect a senator was
3ade and failed. Six ballots were taken.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 29 After Vila
had been elected in joint convention oi
the legislature yesterday he delivered a
speech, wh ch was brief but eloquent.
Bills were iatroduced in the senate: To
raise the license fee of telephone compa
nies from I J-Jto 3 per cent, of gross earn
ings; aslring-nt child labor bill, and cre
ating a World's fair board of managers.
The Bennett law repeal bill was received
and referred. Bills in the house: To de
duct the val le of mortgages from real es
tate appraisements and providing for a
board of managers for the state exhibit in
the World', fair. The Democrats have
determined to pass a substitute for the
The Michigan Inquisitors.
Gravd ItAPins, Mich., Jan. 29. The
legislative c mmittees visited the Soldiers1
home yesterday, and found that the ven
tilation in the hospital building erected
last summer is so defective that the man
agers used chemicals in wholesale quanti
ties to purify the air for the benetit of the
visiting statt smen. It was also found that
the commandant and the home surgeon
are at daggers drawn, and have not spoken
except in a strictly business way for sev
eral weeks, and that other officers of tht
institution are in the same happy state ol
mind, one to another.
No Settlement Yet In Montana.
Helena, Mont., Jan. 29. Contrary to
general expectations, the legislative com
promise failed to materialize yesterday
The Republicans accused the Democrats
of bad lull h, and the Democrats say the
Republicans want more than their share
in points of compromise. The committee
is still at wark, but the outlook is dis
r ff--r Formally Elected.
Tope K a, Kan., Jan. 9 The legislature
in joint sess.on yesterday clinched the
work of the t .vo houses Tuesday and put
the senatorial question beyond dispute by
electing Pelf r, who had Ml votes to In"
galls' as. IVTer was called on aud made
a vigorous Alliance speech.
The Nebraska Alliance men continue tc
refuse to acknowledge Boyd as eovernor.
Yesterday t hi y defeated a resolution to
appoint a committee to ask the governor
to deliver his message. Kansas was con
gratulated on the defeat of Ingalls.
The senatorial fight in South Dakota is
still on. Yesterday Mooly got only 34
votes, and there seems little prospect of a
break in the deadlock. Meantime the
house is busilv engaged in unseating Re
Senator Roe, Republican, introduced a
resolution in the Kansas senate yesterday
denouncing P.uuib for "dodging" the free
Governor and Mrs. Fifer tendered the
members of the Illinois legislature their
first reception last night. Probably 50C
people availed themselves of the oppor
tunity to meet the state officers and the
IT TERRORIZED THE TOWN.
The Fall of a Rig Meteor with a Noise
Like Artillery Firing.
ST. Louis, Jan. 29. Word has just
reached here slating that the inhabitants
of Maribille, a small town near Lathrop,
Mo., on last Wednesday night were terri
bly frightened by a noise resembling the
continued roll of artillery, followed by a
horrible, grinding crash which seemed to
tear the very earth asunder. There was a
very slight shock as of an earthquake, but
otherwise nothing resulted lrom it. The
noise was heard lor miles in every direc
tion, but it was not until a few days later
that the myst"i-y was explained.
A hix-toot Mass ff Iron.
Willi.ftn Appurson found that a large
boulder which was on his farm had disap
peared from it i place and was crushed
into small iiit,, which were scat tered over
his farm for several rods in each direction.
In the spot where the body of the stone
had rested there lay what appeared to be
a mass of iron ore about six feet in diam
eter. The body was oblong in shape and
had evidently struck the mass of rock
broadside on, f r it divided evenly in two
pieces. The huge mass of ore is undoubt
edly of meteoric origin and has magnetic
Killed bj a Tailing Iiuilding.
Ro.MK. Jan. 2 An old convent, which
had long been condemned as unsafe, but
which had been left standing, fell Tues
day. Three houses were crushed by the
fall and seven s?ople were buried io the
ruins. Among the victims were a family
consisting of three children and their pa
rents. The car m neers were able to extri.
cate one of the children, but the other two,
with their pa: uts and three other people,
Says Ht'ine Kale Is Dead.
Biumingham, Jan. 29. At a Uniouist
meeting Tue-duv Chaml)erli.in said home
rule was as d ;ad as Queen Anue; that
Gladstone must eitiier ub iudon altogether
or accept all of Parneil's demands. Home
Secretary Matthews dwelt .n tue necessity
of maintaining she Uniouist alliance, as
the Irish party would patch up their
quarrel some wt.y.
At London, Ei gland, Wednesday Claude
A. C. Ponsonby married Miss Haller Hor
witz, of Baltimore, Md.
We have just
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Many useful articles for the
Full line of mechanics' tools
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115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVLNPORT, IA.
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
house that are suitable for Xmas present.
and builders hardware.
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Always Wear "7SToll.
specialty of selling the best Shoes made at Lowest possible
prices. A trial will convince you.
1622 Second Avenue-
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Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third arenae and Twenty-am St., Rock IaUn J.
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