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TKSDAT, MAY 12. 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. -Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Seven Hundred Men Seeking
for the Victims.
FIETEEN MEN TAKEN OUT SO FAB,
A Pitiable Story of Broken Cp and Be
reaved Famtlles,with Starratloa Staring
Them in the Face Speculation on the
Came, There Being; None Alive to Tell
the Tale How a Wicked Impulse Saved
a Boy's Lire Streator. Ills., People Ex
Rosltn, Wash., May 12. Early yester
day morning 700 miners were at work
earching for the men killed by the terri
ble mine explosion of Tuesday. There is
no hope that any of the men who were in
the mine at the time of the accident are
live. The number of victims is now said
to be forty -six. At noon fifteen bodies bad
been recovered. The names are: John Boone,
G. Pollard, Thomas Ross, Sr., William
Hogue, Ben Ostiff. Pruss Luring, Robert
W. Spratt, Frank Hanna, Harry Camt
bell, David Ross. Jr., Thomas Braman,
Thomas Holmes, George Moses, John
Matties, Joseph Lewis.
Scenes About the Pltmouth.
The scenes around the pitmouth yester
day were heartrending. Widows and
orphans of entombed miners crowded
about the entrace to the mine and waited
tearfully for any news from the relief
parties that were searching in the three
lower levels, where the full force of the ex
plosion was felt. One of the pitiable sights
that brought tears to the eyes of all who
saw it was the sight of two little children,
hand in hand, eagerly looking for their
father. The calamity is crushing to the
families of the dead men, as all were poverty-stricken
because of the lack of work
for many months past. The Northern
Pacific company has ordered that all im
mediate wants of the bereaved families be
M'orkers Make Slow Progress.
The relief parties made slow progress, as
they were forced to build bulkheads of
canvas and lumber to get fresh air to the
front. The sixth and seventh levels have
not been reached. In them it is expected
all the remaining bodies will be found. It
may take another forty-eight hours before
the lowest level is reached. Various ru
mors as to the cause of the explosion are
rife, but it is probable that the true nature
of the disaster and the circumstances that
led to it will never be known, since no
one was left to tell the story. The most
reasonable conclusion is that the working
miners unexpectedly encountered a strong
Ko Gas in the Mine at Noon.
Tuesday morning, the day of the explo
sion, gas was reported in the sixth west
entry and sixth east manway. All these
gases were removed by Fireman John
Shaw and the men were put to work:
They labored from 7 a. m. until the explo
sion occurred, working with naked lamps.
At noon the mine was reported free from
gas, hence the theory generally accepted
is that the explosion resulted from a sud
den outburt of gas from one of the entries.
HOW TWO BOYS. ESCAPED.
One of Them Went Ont to Steal a Piece
or Pie Mangled Bodies.
The only persons employed In the mine
who escaped are Walter Steele and Frank
Hodgins, two boys. The latter attends the
cars going np and down and the former
was the trapper, who attended the trap
doors, opening and shutting them as they
passed. As Hodgins passed Steele the
latter was taken with an impulse to go to
the surface and steal a piece of pie from a
bucket he had seen, and mounted the car
with Hodgins. Just as the boys reached
the surface the explosion occurred, both
being blown from the mouth of the slope.
Trying to Blame Somebody.
The undertone of popular feeling is one
of general censure of the local company,
and there is a decided disposition to hold
it responsible for the death of the men,
but the Mine Superintendent Harrison
says that a new fan was lately put in and
the men are satisfied that everytning pos
sible was done. The company nan noth
ing to conceal and desires the truth to be
Condition of the Corpses.
The railroad station has been improvised
as an undertaker's shop. Tacoma under
takers have taken possession with coffins.
As soon as prepared after being taken to
the city hall the bodies are taken to their
humble homes. The bodies were divested
of clothing, laid in rows and their faces
washed of the blood and dust incrusted on
them. Then was revealed the horrible ex
tent of their injuries. Men's beads were
blown away, arms severed, eyes blown out,
skin blackened, scarred and bruised.
Instances or Bereavement.
There are many instances of great be
reavement. George Moses left a boy 8 or 9
years old, with no relatives. Ostcliff left
five young children. David and Thomas
Reece, father and son, left a family of ten
children to the mother's care. The Cust
worths, father and son, leave surviving a
family of ten. Robert Brooks had just ar
rived with his family from Streator, III
They are destitute. Thomas Brennan
only went to work after three months'
Idleness, and the family of nine children
The News at Streator Ills.
Streator, May 12. The large mining
population of this city was thrown into a
ferment of excitement yesterday when
news of the mining disaster at Roslyn,
Wash., was received. The list of the
victims reveals the fact that eight or nine
former residents of Streator are number
ed with the dead. William Robinson
was a well-known young man in this city.
George Harrison was for years a mine boss
In this city. Michael Reynolds, another of
the victims, was a brother of Alexander
Reynolds, for several terms state mine in
spector. o this city... v-.
Raoes at s Louis.
St. Louis.May IS. The winners on the
racecourse of the Jockey club yesterday
were: Kismet, 5J furlongs, 12:1; The
Jewel, Jt mile, 0:31; Vedette, &)i furlongs,
1:24: Coronet, mile, 1:18; Texas Girl,
furlongs, 1:12'; Gayoso, 1 mile 20
yards, l:. '
Choi -ra is epidemio at Cabul, the capi
tal of Afghanistan.
The i.ative government of the Leeward
Islands has given way to a French protect
orate. Judg. Timothy H. Rearden, of the su
perior court of San Francisco county, Cal.,
R. Hunter & Bro., stock dealers of
Rockpo-t, Mo., have failed. Liabilities
175,000, .assets $40,000.
Hon. 11. P. Earhart, collector of cus
toms at Portland and for eight years sec
retary of state of Oregon, is dead.
Mr. &schen, chancellor of the excheq
uer, has signified the willingness of Eng
land to take part in an international silver
Tl e Congressional Sammary.
Washington, May 13. The senate oc
cupied itself up to 2 o'clock yesterday in
taking up from the calendar and passing a
number of bills of no great general inter
est, aud passed the rest of the day in
executive session over the French ex
tradition treaty, which was rejected.
The house devoted all of the session to a
further t onsideration of the sundry civil
bill. Nearly the whole session was oc
cupied by a discussion of the motion of
Holman zo strike out the paragraph ap
propriating $800,000 for the purchase of a
site for the proposed new mint at Phila
delphia. This was finally agreed to
yeas, 95; n lys, 93.
A "Good Old" Doctor's Birthday.
Bridgetok, X. J., May 13. Dr. Enoch
Fithian, the "good old doctor" of Green
wich, Cumberland county, Tuesday cele
brated hi 100th birthday anniversary.
Dr. Fithian was born on May 10, 1793, in
Cumberlatd county. He is the oldest
Free Mason in the United States and has
belonged to the fraternity seventv-six
years. Thv house in which the doctor
lives was t uilt in 1774 by Dr. Ward, and
nearly all its furnishings, from the slow-
ticking grandfather's clock standing in a
corner to tbe wooden latch handles on the
doors, are unique.
The Weather We May Kxpect.
Wasbisqtjs. May 12 The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hoars
from S p. ru yesterday: For Indiana and
Illinois- Generally fair, slightly warmer
weather; northwesterly winds. For Michigan
and Wiiconsi a Generally fair weather; clear
ing In lower Michigan; northwesterly, winds.
For Iowa Fidr weather, followed by showers;
southeasterly win Is.
DISCHARGED FOR UNIONISM.
An Incident That May Bring On an Im
portant Labor Strike.
JOHXSTOW -J. Pa.. May 13. Tuesday five
trainmen eiaployed in the Cambria Iron
company's y irds asked for an advance of
wage9 for thu members of their organiza
tions. When this request was made they
were asked by General Manager Price if
they held allegiance to their organiza
tions, and wl en they avowed that they did
they were I romptly discharged without
explanation. The committee claims to
represent a large proportion of the com
pany's trainnen, who number about 150.
They belong to the Brotherhood of Rail
road Conduct rs, the Brotherhood of Rail
roadTrainmen and the Brotherhood of
No Organized Labor Tolerated.
Their officials were promptly notified by
wire of the trouble, and one of them,
representing tae conductors, arrived last
night, while tie others are expected to
day. In tbe meantime the men here are
very determined and say that the organi
zation will wit hout doubt approve of their
action. If th : Cambria company refuses
to yield a prolonged struggle will begin
that will invjlve many more than the
workman in t.ie mills at this place. The
Cambria mills are the only large works in
the country in which organized labor is
completely shtt out.
AN ERA CF FALSE PROPHETS.
A "True Christ" Raises a Small Rebellion
El Paso, Tex , May 13. According to
information received here a remarkable
condition of aff.iirs has existed in the Mex
ican village of Tomachic, in southwest
Chihuahua, 300 miles from the city of Chi
huahua. For several months the village
has been in open rebellion against the gov
ernment. The trouble was caused by the
appearance in the village some time ago
of an old man who proclaimed himself as
the true Christ. He impressed himself so
thoroughly upoL the simple-minded vil
lagers that they abandoued their work to
follow the alleged Christ.
The Brethr n Licked the Troops.
Troops were sent by the government to
the village with orders to stop the meet
ings of the followers of the man. The
people, however, exhorted by their leader,
attacked the sol liers and drove them to
the mountains, several being killed in the
fight. A detach nent of cavalry and in
fantry have beeii sent to the place under
orders to attack it on all sides, capture
the alleged Cbri it and clean his followers
out. They are said to be nearly starved,
but stoutly believe in the man.
Finley Gets a Better Job.
Chicago, May 11 W. W. Finley, chair
man of the We (tern Passenger associa
tion, has tendered his resignation. It is
understood that M r. Finley has been of
fered and accepted a more lucrative posi
tion with one of the large western rail
waygeneral traflc manager of the Great
Northern, it is reported.
Suicide of a Police Captain.
Philadelphia, May 1L Police Captain
Joseph A. Schooler committed suicide in
the city hall by s looting himself in the
Proposed in the MethodistCler
BISHOPS LIMITED TO TEERITOBY,
and Serve Fonr Tear in the Same Dis
trictProposition to Abolish the Time
Limit as to Pastorates A New Method
For the Election of Editors and Offi
cers Lay Delegates Appeal for Equal
Representation Bishop Merrill Ex
plains the Work of the Constitutional
Omaha, May 13. Bishop Joyce presid
ed at yesterday's session of the Metho
dist general conference. Bishop Joyce
used a gavel made of pieces of wood taken
from the Master
son house, neat
in which Bishop
Asbury held the
first conference in
1790. The woods
of the gavel are
black walnut and
cherry, fou r t e e n
pieces, so joined
as to make a very
bishop jotcb. ir of earlT Metho
dism. Dr. Gray, of Pennsylvania, offered
a resolution taking that the mode of elect
ing editors and officers of the general con
ference be changed in order to economize
time, and to do away with the odium of
politics that may cling to the contests
waged for the position. Ths resolution
asks that the book committee elect tha
eJitors and the secretary of the Sunday
school union, the secretary of the missions
by the mission committee, etc.
Radical Episcopal Change Proposed.
Dr. Gray, of Philadelphia, offered this
resolution: "Whereas, there is a pro
found and widespread conviction among
our preachers and people that the effici
ency of the episcopacy will be greatly in
creased and the growth of the church and
her institutions greatly promoted by the
assignment of each bishop to a prescribed
territory for a period of years, and that
the general supervision of the whole
work by the bishops severally is practic
ally impossible, therefore, resolved, that
the committee on episcopacy shall con
sider and report to tbe general conference
upon the advisability of dividing
the territory into as many episcopal dis
tricts, less one, as there are effective
bishops at the close of this general confer
ence; that such divisions shall
leave the senior bishop without a prescrib
ed district that he may preside at confer
ences in case of death or disability of any
bishop." Each bishop 'is to serve four
years in the same district.
'o Time Limit for Preachers.
This resolution was inspired by the
bishops, as they believe in modifying the
rules on itinerancy in order to allow
Methodist clergy to secure a permanent
home. In order to give the ministers the
same chances Dr. Webb, of East Ohio, of.
fered a resolution to the effect that there
are circumstances which clearly show that
tbe time limit in our pastorate works seri
ously against its fullest usefulness, and
that the annual appointment secures all
needful check and safeguard to our itiner
ancy; therefore, resolved, that the confer
ence remove the time limit from the pas
torates in the interest and good of the
churchy Both of these resolutions were re
ferred without debate, but from the evi
dent pleasure they gave it is evident that
they will be heard from again with a fa
Memorials from Lay Deleirates.
A resolution was introduced requiring
members of the church to kneel at prayer
instead of standing or bowing heads. The
lay delegates, through John Field, of Phil
adelphia, presented a memorial to the
bishops and conference in regard to equal
representation. The document sets forth
that in sixty-three conferences equal rep
resentation has already been adopted, but
the older conferences are not so favored.
It calls attention to the fact that the older
conferences are represented in the ratio of
one lay delagate to 28,811 members, while
the new conferences have one delegate to
8,542 members. The memorial asks that
this inequality be remedied by giving the
laymen equal voice in the conference as
the Methodist church is the only one not
so doing. It was referred to the commit
tee onequal representation.
Didn't Mean It for Joke.
C. R. Rice created considerable merri
ment by offering a resolution asking that
the conferjnee resolve that members shall
remain in their seats until adjournment,
receive the benediction reverent ly and go
to their dinners decently. Dr. Foster
moved to lay it on the table as it seemed
to be a joke, but Dr. Rice hastily arose
and defended his resolution, saying that
as this is a picked body of men, it should
at least observe decent decorum. It re
quired a division of the vote to separate
the unruly from the decent, orderly advo
cates, and amid much laughter it was an
nounced that the unruly carried the day,
and tbe delegates will do as they please.
I UNION WITH THE CHURCH SOUTH.
Lively Debate Among the Negro Dele
gates Effect of Example.
A resolution asking that seven bishops,
five ministers and five laymen be appoint
ed to attend the conference of the M. E.
Church South, and lay before it tbe action
of this general conference, which believes
the interests of the church and the king
dom of God will be increased by the or
ganic union of the church north and
south was referred to a special commit
tee. Dr. Eaton, of Erie, introduced the
resolution and spoke in its favor. His re
marks were greeted with warm applause.
Loyaltj of the Colored Members.
The colored delegates offered a resolu
tion that the colored members of the
church express their loyalty to the church
and repudiate the rumors that the colored
people are trying to effect a separation
and organize a church of their own. Dr.
Shumbert stated that the Swedish, Ger
man and Japanese element did not come
into the conference with a pledge of loy
alty and it was not necessary for the col
ored men. Dr. Brown said that bisho
mania had reached the colored ranks. Dr.
Coffeey, of Dele ware, thought the bishop
ric a good job. aud if the negro was after
it he is but following the white brethren.
Nt au Imitator, but a Reflector.
He went on in a semi-sarcastic aud witty
manner to say that if the negro was try
ing to secure anything it whs claimed that
he is an imitator; he is but reflecting
what his white brethren have taught him.
When asked why the Washington confer
ence wanted the resolution adopted he re
lated a homely little story about the cry
ing boy whose sister had baked a cake
which he was afraid his brother would
get. He was applauded frequently.. The
paper was referred to a committee.
TALK ON THE CONSTITUTION.
Organic Law and Constitntlonal Law Two
The committee on episcopacy asked and
was granted more time to report on the
need of more bishops. The report of the
constitutional commission was then taken
np and Bishop Merrill was asked to ex
plain points in it. Bishop Merrill said
that one duty was to ascertain what is the
organic law of the church, and what Is the
constitution. There has been much con
fusion, many confounding them as one
and the same thing. The committee
reached the conclusion that there are two
separate and distinct things, one the
organic law of the church the other the
constitutional law of the conference.
The Organic Law Defined.
The bishop proceeded to say that the or
ganic laws of the church consisted of the
articles of faith and the general laws, and
we went further and incorporated the con
stitution of the general conference as a
portion of the organic law for the general
conforence." The church in general con
ference in 1808 adopted the constitution.
In 1S6S without challenge modified
thus. The general conference of 1ST3
possessed and exercised authority and
power that the conference of 1S6S did not
possess or attempt to exercise. The con
ference of 1SCS had submitted to the godly
consideratiou and action of the church
membership a plan to give the conference
power to seat laymen, which explains the
additional power of the conference of 1872.
Only Made a Mistake.
He held that the action of the conference
of 1S72 was hardly warranted by judicial
procedure. It did something it was not
formally authorized to do and that some
thing was the introduction of the plan of
the lay delegates, which if it was unlawful
ly introduced is an unlawful assembly. The
commission, however, did not take this
view. The action of the conference of 1873
is not illegal as it was only a mistake.
They wrongfully placed the the statutory
law in the constitutiou where the commis
sion found it. Cries of "hear," "hear."!
The Pith of the Matter at Last.
Said the bishop: "We have decided
that the conference of 8172 did something
which was granted it by the preceding
one, but not in proper form. We thought
that which constitutes is a constitution;
that which organizes is organic law, and
we so report. We pronounce no illegality
of the act of 1S72. If you desire to do so
that is your right. If you strike out that
which the conference did in 1872, then you
restore that statute in vogue previously,
aud are again at sea,"
They All Wanted to Speak.
Hardly had Bishop Merrill closed speak
ing when at least thirty men arose and
simultaneously exclaimed: "Mr. Chair
man." Dr. Bridgeman was successful,
but all over the house delegates kept their
feet, and points of order, qnestions of
privileges, requests, etc., were fired at the
chair, but finally the doctor succeeded in
putting in an amendment in substance
that we now declare that all that has
gone through the three-fourths process is
constitution, and that which has not
Two Other Propositions.
Dr. Hamlin offered another amendment
striking out the clause providing for the
number of lay delegates, which is desig
nated as an act of statutory effect only.
Dr. Gouchet offered a substitute more ac
ceptable to the laymen, which in effect
legalizes their existence and makes their
tenure of office a constitutional one. The
doctor had the floor to speak on this
ameudment when the conference ad
journed. The Batte Ball Record.
Chicago, May 12. Following are the
scores made by league base ball clubs yes
terday: At Pittsburg Boston 5. Pitts
burg 4; at St. Louis Baltimore 5, St.
Louis 2; no games elsewhere rain.
Western: At Columbus Omaha 6,
Columbus 15; other games postponed
Illinois-Iowa: At Quincy Joliet 2,
Quincy 4; at Jacksonville Rock Island
Moline 5, Jacksonville 4; at Evansville
Rockford 10, Evansville 5; (second game)
Rockford 0. Evansville 2; at Terre Haute
r-eurme. arrre nntive o.
Xotlre to Householders.
All householders are hereby notified
that they must provide proper recepta
cles for their slops and garbage, easy of
access for the garbage collectors. In
fractions of the ordinance prohibiting
their deposit in the streets and alleys will
be rigidly prosecuted.
G. L. Eystkk, Com. of Health .
The brusque and fussy im
pulse of these days of false
impression would rate down
all as worthless because me
As if there were no motes
in sunbeams !
Or comets among stars !
Or cataracts in peaceful
Because one remedy pro
fesses to do what it never
was adapted to do, are all
remedies worthless ?
Because one doctor lets his
patient die, are all humbugs?
It requires a fine eye and
a finer brain to discriminate
- to draw the differential line.
"They say" that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery and
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion have cured thousands.
M They say " for a weak sys
tem there's nothing better than
the " Discovery," and that the
M Favorite Prescription " is the
hope of debilitated, feeble
women who need a restora
tive tonic and bracing nervine.
And here's the proof
Try one or both. If they
don't help you, tell the World s
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion so, and you get your
money back again.
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