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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUAKY 23, 1891.
HORROR ON HOEROR
A Series of Terrible and Dead
TEE MINE FIEND AT WOEK AGAIN.
He Reaps an Awful Harvest of Coi-pses
in a Nova Scotia Mine The Death List
Already Beaches 113, with !VIary
Wounded Lou of a Ship and Eighteen
Lives Near San Francisco Fire Vi'ipes
Out Six Vnfortunates at Brooklyn A
Whole Family Drowned.
Halifax, X. S., Feb. 23. The first
creat disaster in the history of the Oum
lierland coal firIJa occurred Saturday aft
ernoou, when aa explosion took pla:e in
tlie fast slope of the Spring Hill n ines,
resulting in large loss of life. Many of the
IhhUi's were terribly mutilated and it is
known that 113 persons lost their lives,
nml.some families are mourning the loss
of two or three members. As soon as the
m ws weut abroad the mouth of ti e pit
was surrounded by shrieking women and
children, and the scene was one to stop
one's heart beats. It is the greatest dis
aster ever known in this coalfield. The
two previous calamities were the explo
sions at the Ford pit, Itellarton, ten years
KO, when forty -five lives were lost, and
the disaster at the Drummond mine,
Westville, seventeen years ago, when
sixty-five nun were killed. The Spring
Hill mine is owned by English and Mon
treal capitalists. It employed 1,000 men
and had au output of oCO.uflO ton a year.
The Mine Completely W recked.
The mine has lieen completely wrecked.
Choke-dump set in immediately after the
fx-plosion, and did its deadly work well.
Rescuing parties were organized, and
brave volunteers were not wanting to go
down to recover the bodies of the dead
aud save those who might be alive. All
night long the work went on, and as
corpse after corpse was brought to the
Mirface the despairing waila of the be
reaved rent the heavens. Many of the
(lead were almst unrecognizable. The
lirst PYnlnrirrr ni-ir fni v. i :
- -i ' ' uuuu bur uuuit'-a oi
Irwoso badly mutilated that they could
jonly be taken to the surface in bat;s. One
Jliody was cut in two across the abdomen,
lone arm was missing, the face was a inns
ji'f blackened, burned flesh, and the only
thing to denote that it was a human bodv
Iwasatuft of hair oa the back- nf th.
iliead. The brain was ex-nosed t.O vi w a n t
presented a sickening spectacle.
The Long List of Dead.
Following is a list of the dead so far as
known: John Hunter, Roger Nolles, A lien
McKinnon, Labaugh McKinnon, Mat
Xocolson, Robert Clark, Stephen Rush
ton. William Kent, John Mitchell, James
onway, v. Uliam McGilliway, Will
iam McGee. Thomas Flue
Carter, A. J. McKay, Donald Camp
bell, Frank Letcher, George Woods,
Tohn J. McDonald, Malcolm Xavin, Da
vid McKinnon, L. Guthro, Neil Mcl'hee,
Tohn F. McNeil, Alex. Vance, Hirmau
Fife, Alex. Campbell, William Carricau,
IVter Gallagher, Daniel Lockhart, John
Francis, John Navins, Angus McKinaon,
Jr., William Hyde, Richurd Dawson,'
Thomas Wilson, James Miller, Sr.,
Archie Shipley, Jerry Murphy, Nor nan
McLeod, Rory McLeod, John Williams,
lames Morris, Charles Nash, Joseph Tat'
UTsall, John Carmichael, W. J. Madden,
Phillip B. White, John McKennon, Sr.',
Matt Collins, Dou Finlayson, Roy Mc
Doualdson, John Bentleffe, Hugh liob
i rtson, William H. Turner, Edgar Wry,
11. A. Sherlock, Sam Legere, James Rol
liius, James Overe, Joseph Pitt, George
Bond, Clarence Carter, John D. Campltell,
John Hayden, Charles McNutt, RicLard
Murphy, Neil McLeod, Jr., Reed McNeill,
Jr., Peter Hannuger, James Narian, Henry
Livingstone, Samuel Dawson, J mn
I). McEhren, John Crawford, Thom
as Rogers, Samuel Muckley. Erastus Har
den, Robert McFadden. Ernest Br.iin-
liidKe. Jesse Armishaw. Andrr i'.
michael, James Sharpless, William Car-
Smichael, Jude Casey, John Boyd, Thomas
aiaiifLi, imam liurcuell, Alonzo Bidd,
Ernest Mott, Thomas Morrison. Dt.vid
Watt, Arthur Anderson, Henry McLnod
Ernest Chan ller, Fred Dillon, James PeZ
quinot, Murdoch Ross, Alexander Bunt,
Andrew Bunt, James Johnson, Joseph
Dupee, Samuel Furber, Henry Vrv
James McVey, David McVcy, "Howard
Simmonds, Roger Ernest, Bruce Ryan,
jGeorge Martm John Dunn, Peter Ried'
?and Fred Smith.
Terribly Afflicted Families.
Jessie Armishaw went down No. 2 a. one
Saturday night and found his three mD3
md a brother piled together in a heap in
no corner or tne mine, ine sight so un-
Cerved him that he had to return to the
urface without his boys. Two sons of
jltobert McVey, both under 14 years, oc
cupy one colnn. Hugh liunt loses two
Eions. Xnese sorrowlul households are
inly a few of the large numbers from
which bread winners have been so ruth
Ilessly snatcaed. The deepest gloom has
fcettled over the whole community.
The Most Seriously Hurt.
The most seriously injured are: Ili.rry
LNeils, slightly burned and leg broken;
John Conway, slightly burned andvrm
fractured; John Dickeus, seriously burred;
Riordon Carmichael, burned; Henry Nash,
lightly burned; Cyrus Munroe, Daaiel
pJobertson, Adolph Landry, George F.
JHopkins, Daniel Beaton.
The scene of the explosion was in the
uunediate vicinity of No. 6 and 7 sloues.
'The greatest number of deaths occurred
(there. This nart of the mine was visited
9y Deoutv Inspector of Mines Madden
U'riday morning, and he says there was no
gas to spak of at that time.
A BROOKLYN TENEMENT HORROR.
Two Women, One Man and Three Chil
dren Boasted and Suffocated.
Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 23. Another fire
hiinilar to that of last Thursday, in wh.ch
live lives were lost, occurred Saturday
night. This time six lives were lost.
fl'bey are Margaret Griffin, aged 50; Mar-
fcaret Dorney, aged 30, and her two yon ng
Children; Jacob Benedict, aged 72, and his
pandson, Edward Benedict, aged 18
knonths. The fire was in the double five-
story tenement bouse 129 and 131 Sai.ds
street. The flames spread so rapidly that
-he many persons in the upper stories
ft'ere entirely cut off from the street. The
people crowded out on the fire escapes,
ind niteonslv annealed for - assistance.
She firemen son arrived and with much
ifliculty and great risk rescued them.
Finding the Bodies or the Victims.
It was thoutrht that everybody had been
taken out, and the firemen then turned
eir attention to flKhtmg the nomas,
Fhich had gained great headway. Af r
ko hoars' work the Ore wasextingulshod.
and then it wee learned that, it kut
attended with a fearful loss of life. Mar
garet Griffin was found on the roof, and
her body presented a fearful sight, being
burned almost to a crisp. On the third
floor the two Dorney children were found
clasped In each other's arms. They were
untouched by the flames, but were suffo
cated by the smoke. On the same floor
the mother of the little ones was found
burned to a crip. She lay near a partially
opened door, and had evidently tried to
reach her children when the flames over
Twelve Families Imperiled.
On the fourth floor the bodies of the
Benedicts, grandfather and grandson,
were found. Their bodies were partly
burned. The tenement was oocupie 1 by
twelve families, and but for the prompt
and heroic efforts of the firemen greater
loss of life would have occurred. The or,
iginof the fire is not positively known,
but it is thought the explosioh of a kero
sene lamp started it. The building was
completely gutted. The loss will not ex
ceed lO,o.x;; iusured.
WRECKED NEAR HARBOR
A Ship Cioea Ashore Near San Francisco
Hjrhteen Persons Drowned.
Sas Francisco, Feb. 23. Eighteen of
the crew of the American ship Elizabeth,
which went ashore here Saturday night,
have been lost. The vessel in trying to
entet the harlmr was dashed on the rocks
at North Head. Her crew consisted of
twenty persons, the captain, two mates,
cook and sixteen sailors. The captain's
wife and two children were also on board.
Three sailors, the captain's wife and chil
dren got off in a small boat. It capsized,
but the occupants were rescued by a tug.
A lifeboat weut to the aid of the ship
wrecked sailors, but was capsized by the
waves, and the captain of the boat was
drowned. The only survivors are the cap
tain's wife and children and three sailors.
Frightful Death of a 15oy.
Pittsburg, Feb. 23. Willie Herron,
aged 9 years, was playing marbles with
several other lads on top of Rand's coke
ovens, at McDonald's station Saturday
afternoon, and stepped backward. He
fell into one of the mouths of the ovens,
and from there into the fiery furnace be
neath. His comrades gave a cry of terror.
Strong men with picks and iron bars
worked hard until they had torn the walls
of the ovens down and scattered the fire.
There was little left of the boy. His
clothes were all gone, and his body was a
shrivelled mass of cinders.
Family of Five Drowned.
Kansas Citv, Feb. 23.-The heavy snow,
which was followed by rain, has caused
an overflowing of the Missouri river, and
resulted in a casualty in which five lives
were lost. Frederick Warner, a German
fisherman, lived on the bank of the river
with his wife and three children in a small
honse. Satr day night the combined rain
and high water caused the house to be un
dermined, and it was thrown into the
river with the whole family.
Dropped Him 123 Feet.
Georgetown, Colo., Feb. 23 A. Bruce,
while being hoisted up from the lower
level in the Silver Glance mine Saturday
night, was tipped out of the bucket when
up about 125 feet, and down he went to
the bottom. His right shoulder and back
are very badly injured and his heud was
Found in the Jeanstrille Mine.
llAZ ELTON, Pa., Feb. 23 The bodies of
the following persons have been recovered
from the Jeansville mine since Saturday:
James Ward, John Palosk, Lawrence
Reed, Harry Hall, Mike Smith, aud John
Bullock. The last three had evidently
died of starvation, as they were above the
Kan Into a Land-Slide.
Oil Citv, Pa., Feb. 23. On the Valley
railroad Saturday, between here and
Franklin, a freight train ran into a land
slide. The locomotive and ten cars were
wrecked. Fireman William Tegard was
killed and Conductor John Day and
Brakeman Martin slightly injured.
Been a Crank About Burglars.
Philadelphia, Feb. 23. Laura Holland,
aged 23, was shot and fatally injured yes
terday morning by her brother Frank,
who mistook her for a burglar. The
brother has been a "crank'' on the subject
of burglars and always kept a loaded rifle
near his bed.
Killed on a Crossing.
Hudson, Mass., Feb. 23. The Washing
ton express struck a team near Wayland
crossing last evening, killing Daniel
Coakley and an unknown man.
The Father of Bis Country.
CniCAQO, Feb. 20. Yesterday was
Washington's birthday and it was ob
served by nearly all the churches of this
city, principally in the sermons which
noted the day. the preachers incul
cating lessons of patriotism in their ser
mons. At New York a number of memor
ial sarvices were held, and the same was
done at Washington City, and many
other places. The secular observance of
the day will take place by banquets and
Gladntone Took the Curve.
London, Feb. 23. The Telegraph, re
ferring to Gladstone's position on the
Welsh disestablishment bill Friday night,
says: "It was an extraordinarily sharp
curve that Gladstone had to take, but he
took it with inimitable grace." The G. O.
M. spoke in favor of the disestablishment,
thus performing another of the political
"flip-Daps" for which he is so famous. The
bill was defeated by a narrow majority.
Liquor Legislation in Michigan.
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 23. It has been
written on the statute books for some time
that a liquor dealer is liable if he sells
liquor to a man after that man's wife has
warned him not to do so. Representative
Wagner Saturday introduced a bill which
provides that the wife must furnish a good
photograph of her husband at the same
time that she files the notice.
The Illinois Dead-Lock.
Springfield, His., Feb. 23. Saturday
nothing was done in the legislature.
In the joint session two senators and thir
teen representatives were present. One
ballot was taken, resulting Palmer, 5;
Streeter, 1; Lindley, 1; Payson, 2; Oglesby,
1. Anthony, and Myer of Livingston
voted for Payson, Graham for Streeter,
Hamer for Oglesby, and Headen for Lind
lay. The Kaiser's Infant Son I1L
Berlin, Feb. 23. Prince Joachim, the
infant son of Kaiser William, has been ill
for several days,' and the emperor and em
press are very anxious.
: . .
FOSTER'S THE MAN.
"Calico Charley" to Manage the
THE APPOINTMENT WELL RECEIVED
President Harrison and Some Senators
Swap Compliments at a Banqaet In
Honor of Senators Who Failed to "Get
There" The House Gets Iato Another
Snarl Over Approval or the Journal,
and Stays Late In Session.
Washington Citt, Feb. 23. -The ques
tion of who would be secretary of the
treasury was settled Saturday by the ap
pointment to the po
sition of Charles
Foster, of Ohio. Mr.
Foster Li well known.
The press and prom
inent men all speak
well of the appoint
ment as one that
will cause no jar in
who was in New
ork, was officially
i tied of his an-
by a dispatch Saturday from the presi
dent. The president Loped Mr. Foster
would come to Washington City at once.
He said he would come to-day. The pree
ident also appointed as successor to Inter
state Commerce Commissioner Schoon
maker Martin A. Knapp, of New York.
MUCH MUTUAL ADMIRATION.
Quite an Overflow of Good Feeling Be
tween Political Kuemies.
Washington Citv, Feb. 23. Senator
Hiscock, of New York, gave a dinner at
the Arlington Saturday night in honor of
his colleague, Senator Evarts, who will
retire from the senate on the 4th of March
next. President Harrison, Vice President
Morton, Secretary Tracy, Representative
Belden, Anson G. McCook and about
twenty-five of Hiscock's associates in the
senate of both parties were present. After
due attention had been given to the menu
an 1 cigars had been lighteJ, there were
numerous informal toasts and responses.
Evarts was toasted by President Harrison
aad responded feelingly. He referred to
the pleasant associations that he had
formed in the senate during his service
there and of the personal ties that bound
him to this city.
The I'reitident Closes the Oratory.
President Harrison was the last speaker,
h having been toasted by Evarts, and his
speech was in respouse thereto. He paid
a high tribute to Evarts and his ability.
He referred to the long and honorable
public service rendered by the senator in
various capacities, and also spoke in ten
der terms of his estimable personal quali
ties. Vest made a very appropriate aud
pleasant speech complimentary to Evarts.
He closed with a toast to Sjooner, whose
approaching departure from the senate
hud been frequently alluded to during the
evening by tlie various speakers, and al
ways with sentiments of high esteem for
Spoouer's abilities and personal traits.
Some SI ore of the Same.
Cockrell spoke with complimentary r f
erence to both Spooner and Evartn. Vice
President Morton toasted Hiscock, who
responded with sentiments appropriate to
the occasion. Gorman also made a happy
speech. Hawley toastei Spooner, who re
sponded happily with pleasing references
to his associates iu the senate. Other
speakers were Morrill, Hoar, Edmunds,
Allison, Faulkner, and Pugh. The party
broke up about midnight.
The Congresitional Summary.
Wasiukgtos CITT, Feb. 23 The senate
Saturday passed a bill prohibiting book
making or pool-selling in Washington
C.ty or Georgetown, or withiu one mile
of the boundaries of those cities. An
amendment to extend the provisions of
the bill to the whole District, which would
include the race course, was disagreed to.
The suudry civil appropriation bill was re
ported. The Nicaragua canal bill was
considered, but no action on the bill was
taken. The conference report on the navy
appropriation bill was presented and
The house got into a snarl over the ap
proval of the journal and three hours were
consumed before the question was set
tled. The senate bill fixing the salariesoi
United States district judges at $5,000 pet
annum was then taken up and, after brief
discussion, passed. The postoflice appro
priation bill was taken up in committee ol
the whole and after debate laid aside
with favorable recommendation. The de
ficiency bill was then taken up. The
Democrats insisted that it be read, and
then a long debate took place as to when
it should be voted on. No conclusiou was
reached, and it was 9 p. m. before the
Both Were Satisfied.
Washington Citt, Feb. 2a During
the debate in the senate yesterday on the
Nicaragua canal bill Vest, who is opposed
to the bill, remarked of something Mor
gan had said that it was "the idle vapor
ings of a man who considered himself in
fallible." In reply Morgan said that be
enjoyed Vest's coutempt quite as fully as
his good opiuiou. "The seuator is welcome
to the luxury," Vest retorted. "I gave it
to him with the greatest alacrity."
Said He Was a Liar.
Washington, Citt Feb. 23. After the
clerk of the house had read the journal
Saturday Fithian said he had not read all
the names on roll-calL Milliken of Maine
said the clerk read every name.
Fithian I say he has not.
Milliken And I say he has.
Fithian And I say you are saying
what is not true.
What the House Expects to Do.
Washihgtoh Citt, Feb. 23. The Re
publican leaders of the house expect dur
ing this week to dispose of the remaining
appropriation bills, the conference reports
on the appropriation bills now in confer
ence, and the subsidy shipping bill
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington Citt. Feb. S3. The following
are the weather indications for thirty -six hoars
from 8 p. tn. yesterday: For Indiana and
Lower Michigan Warmer, fair weather; south
erly winds; increasing cloudiness and rain
Monday uihL For Upper Michigan and Wisv
cousin Local snows; slightly warmer; south
erly winds. For Illinois Increasing cloudiness
and rain Monday Light; slightly warmer;
southerly winds. For Iowa Increasng cloudi
ness and rain or show Monday; slightly warm
er; southerly winds.
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