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tit I?. ATMniTTft: WEDNESDAY. APRIL. 12, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
BLA'STS OF HAVOC
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IN A FIERY GRAVE.
"Seventy - Five British Miners
Meet Their Doom.
IMPBISONED IN A BURNING MINE.
No Apparent Possibility of Rescue The
Flame Xrive Hack Those Who Go to
Relieve Their Fellow Workmen Italy
Finds Fault With Leo's Democratic
Policy and the Vatican Smiles An An
cient Tower Near the Kaiser's Palace at
Berlin Blown Cp Foreign Miscellany.
LiOXDOX, April 12. A mine horror with
frightful results is reported from Pont-Y-Prim.
A spark from an engine ignited the
gas in tfce coal pit near Point-Y-Prim aud
caused the gas to explode. A large num
ber of miners were at work at the time,
and the explosion caused terrible havoc.
The exact number of lives lost is not
known, but 800 miners are entombed, the
engine honse is in flames, and there is the
greatest fear that all may hare perished.
The rescuers who went down were driven
back without being able to bring up more
than five of the dead.
Rescuing Party Driven Back.
As soon as possible a rescuing party was
formed. The party got as far as the land
ing at the seam where the fire started,
but was driven back almost immediately
by the dense smoke issuing from the seam.
After a half hour's rest they went down
again and forced their way ten yards into
the workings. They found fonr dead bodies
which they brought back with them. At
tempts to go farther into the workings
were vain, as the woodwork was burning
and large masses of ruins were falling in
cessantly from the roof. One of the rescu
ing party who ventured too far was killed.
Better Succem the Third Time.
When the smoke had cleared sufficiently
another attempt at rescue was made. Hugh
Bradwell, Manager V. James aud Under
Manager David Keese successfully de
scended tbe shaft and penetrated as far as
the east main dip where seventy men were
found huddled together and rescued. Tliey
were in an almost unconscious condition,
but it is-believed they will all recover. A
mass of timbers was then encountered.
This prevented further progr-jss. Seventy-five
men are believed to be impris
oned and every effort is being made to res
cue them alive. j
Uttle Hope for Seventy-five Men.
A telegram just received states that the
Great Western pit is still on fire and that
the rescuing party is still busily engaged
in fighting the flsnies and clearing away
the debris, it is reported that the bodies
of six miners have been seen, but that the
rescuing party has so far been unable to
reach tbem. Very few hope that the men
aow in the pit will be rescued alive. They
are supposed to be in the heading beyond
The Latest. The fire is again burning
in all sections of the mine near the shaft.
The rescue of the men below is regarded as
DEMOCRATIC PAPAL POLICY.
It Is Worrying the Italian Monarchy
Bread of Gibbons.
LOSDOK, April 12. A dispatch received
here from Rome emanating from a high
authority states that the Italian govern
ment intends upon the occasion of the
holding of the next papal conclave to is
sue a broehure declaring that the next
pope ought to overthrow the democratic
policy established by the present pope and
beeome reconciled with the quirinaL The
work it is said will also declare that Pope
Leo's successor should favor the alliance
between Germany, Austria and Italy.
, They Laugh at the Qnlrinal.
The dispatch adds that in official circles
it is greatly feared that Pope Leo's succes
sor will be a foreigner. The Liberals espe
cially dread the election of Cardinal Gib
bons, of Baltimore. The officials at the
Vatican laugh at the idea of the proposed
brochure having any effect. They smile
also at the other attempts that tbe Italian
government has made or may attempt to
make to change the pope's policy. The
' ecclesiastical authorities believe that the
democratic policy of the pope has obtained
uch a firm hold upon the minds of the
people that it will become traditional, aud
other popes will live up to it.
BLEW (JP AN OLD TOWER.
Kaiser Billy Watches the Second At
tempt. Which Falls.,
Berlin, April ll The first attempt to
demolish the tower of the old cathedral op
posite the royal castle by dynamite having
failed on Saturday morning last, another
attempt to accomplish that end was made
yesterday, but with the same negative re
sult. The emperor, the empress, and some
of the children assembled on the gilded
balcony of the castle yesterday morning to
witness the spectacle. The emperor gave
the word, there was a tremendous explosion,
but the old tower was built to stand, and
stand it did as firmly as ever.
Dynamite Gets There at Last.
But the officer in charge was firm in de
termination to demolish the old structure,
and immediately proceeded to load it np
for another explosion. After doing this
be informed the kaiser that the tower
would be demolished beyond a doubt and
that he would set off the batteries if his
majesty would promise not to appear on
the balcony, as it was decidedly dangerous.
The kaiser promised. Then the major
fired off his batteries and the tower was
torn from its anchorage and completely
TOOK A MOST GHASTLY REVENGE.
Tbe Hand From a Unman Skeleton Pat in
a Woman's Soup.
VIENNA, ' April 12. A woman named
Eglauer, who has heretofore borne a good
name, was ,'yesterday arrested for a pecu
liar crime. The woman, who rents rooms
to medical students, conceived a hatred
for a neighbor, Frau Windisch, and in or
der to frighten ber stole the band from a
human skeleton which one of ber boarders
.kept in a closet and pat U luoafuic o-
sbup which was boiling onFrau Windisch 's
stove. Frau Windisch did not discover the
object in- tbe kettle until she dealt out the
soup to her children, who, noticing tbe pe
culiar taste, refused to partake of it. The
woman then investigated aud finding the
hand in tbe kettle awooncd. She has been
delirious ever since and it is feared that
she will become insane.
German Anti-Chu.vra Measure.
BERLIN, April 12. According to a mem
ber of the Imperial Sanitary council, the
German government has established a cen
tral station for all emigrants from Russia
and Austria, as well as Germany, at Kun
leben, near Spandau, as a prevention of in
troducing cholera into the United States
from Germany. Steamship companies are
bound to receive as passengers only sucn
emigrants was are passed by the govern
ment physician as perfectly sound and
No Attempted Assassination.
Lisbon", April 12. It is officially stated
that the reports of the attempted assas
sination Monday afternoon of King Car
los were untrue. The stories had their
origin in the antics of an insane Jew
named Solomon Azancot, wno laoors un
der the delusion that he is a brother to the
Rejected Universal Suffrage.
Brussels, April 12. The chamber of
deputies by a vote of 115 to 26, rejected the
motion of Deputy Jansen in favor of uni
versal suffrage, thus virtually declaring
that the chamber is not in favor of remov
ing all the restrictions from the franchise.
The result is a great disappointment to the
He Will Be a Britisher Next.
LONDON, April 12 William Waldrof
Astor has bought the splendid estate of
Cliveden, on the banks of the Thames,
from the duke of Westminster. The sum
naid ia stated to be fl.2Ti0.00a Cliveden is
at Maidenhead, Berks, and is one of
ancestral estates of the duke.
Spread Death and Destruction
in Three States.
MANY TOWNS SWEPT BY A TORNADO
Cholera on the Increase.
Vienna, April 12. Reports from the
Galician-Russian frontier state that the
number of cholera cases In the frontier dis
tricts is on the increase in spite of the pre
cautions taken by the authorities.
Behring Sea Court Meets in Private.
Paris, April 12. The Behring sea court
of arbitration was in session for six hours
yesterday. The proceedings were strictly
private. Even the secretaries were ex
THUGGERRY AT CHICAGO.
A Justice Threatened If Ue Punishes
Chicago, April 12. Justice Woodman
found an interesting communication at his
office yesterday. It was written on a postal
card that had come through tbe mail and
was as follows:
"Woodman: You had better let Chick
McMullen eo for this guy that had him ar
rested won't appear against him. ion
could have discharged the case last time.
If vou don't discharge him tomorrow you
will be sorry for it. We can get friends of
ours to set vou nocked out. and soon at
that, vou old ."
Justice oodman was indignant at
what he construed as an attempt to bull
doze him, and declared that it was one of
the boldest attempts he had ever known to
be made by the "McMullen gang." lie
will Dlace the postal in the hands of the
A Grand Army Post Called Down.
Albant. April 12. Farnham post. No.
458, of New York, some time ago adopted
resolutions criticising the pension laws
and sent circulars throughout the coun
try. It is claimed that this action is an
infringment of the by-laws, and the na
tional commander has ordered the state
commander to order the post to explain.
If they fail to do so they will be expelled
from the order.
Got About His Deserts.
LIMA, O., April 12. Professor Edward
Frey, a prominent musician of this city,
was shot and fatally wounded by his wife
Monday night. Early in the evening
Frey went home and gave his wife a ter
rible beating and left. Returning in a
short time he renewed the assault upon
her, whereupon she shot him, inflicting
Clarkson Signs with Cleveland.
Cleveland. April 12 The Cleveland
team was completed yesterday by the sign
ing of John Clarkson, the famous pitcher.
He will go from this city to Chattanooga,
where he will join the Cleveland club in
nractica. His salary was considerably re
duced from that which he ha been accus
tomed to receive.
Pardridge Sqneesed In May Wheat.
CHICAGO. April 12. Ed Pardridge, the
wheat plunger, is said to have been
"saueezed" to the extent of $750,000 by the
i.i.il rlinue in the May delivery, and is be
i;vtrixl to be still short enough to lose
$1,000,000 more unless the market turns in
his tavor. ,
Bin- Timber Steal in Minnesota.
ST. PACL, April 12. Members of the
committee investigating the pine land steal
yesterday said that the amount of pine
stolen from the state would aggregate
tomniAi Thwaaid they had purposely
nrotti.i n.moa because they wanted the
courts to get a chance at the robbers.
The weather' We May Expect.
Wasrihotoh. April 12.-The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hours
from 8 m utonlir For Indiana ana iiir
nois Local rains in the early morning, prob
ably severe local storms: hitrh southerly
winds, shifting to westerly in the afternoon
or evening; warmer In Indiana; cooler in Illi
nois, except in extreme northeastern portion.
For Michigan Rain; dangerous southeasterly
Kales, probably ehiftinn to the south auring
the day and to the west on Lake Michigan
during the evening: warmer. For Wisconsin
Rain, probably changing to snow in north
ern portion during the dayt dangerous south
easterly winds in early morning, changing to
northwesterly by afternoon; colder, except in
the southeastern portion. For Iowa Clear
ing in the early morning; fair during the day;
high northwesterly winds, with cold wave in
northwestern portion toplgjiu
Loss of Life Probabl;
Wires Are Down and
Several Places in Iowa, Nebraska and
Kansas Nearly Blown Away Only a
row Deaths So Far Reported, But
Immense Destruction of Property
rarms Laid Waste by the Furious Wind,
Bridges Demolished and Railway Cars
Burled From the Track Floods in Illi
nois Peril of a Steamer. m
Indepekdesce, Kan., April 12. South
western Kansas, aud particularly Mont
gomery county, was visited by a terrible
cyclone last evening, which left a path of
death and destruction behind it. This city
suffered little damage, but reports from
the surrounding country and small towns
here show crreat destruction of prop
erty and loss of life, full particulars of
which it is lmpossioie to ootain at iois
writing, because the wires are all down.
The little town of Parker, ten miles south
f here, seems to have got the worst or tne
Gave Them No Time to Flee.
Th storm burst there about dark. They
Vrnrdlv had time to realize what was com
ing before it was upon them in all its fury.
rvimincr from a westerly direction the lun-
ous wind struck the town with irresisti
ble force. The frightened people were giv
en not a moment to flee to places of safety.
The work of the wind was awfuL Of the
business houses situated around the pub
lip Knnare but two were left standing, the
others being completely wrecked. Even
brick houses were swept away the same as
the light frames.
Half the Houses Demolished.
PvAnr residence in the town was dam
aged more or less and half of them were
completely destroyed. It is known that
several persons were killed and a large
number injured, but it is impossible to
i ii itjiila and names of the dead
and injured. Leaving Parker a scene of
wreck and ruin the deadly wina swept, on
nnr)iiwt levelinir farm houses.
barns and fences before it. Three farm
houses in the eastern portion or this county
are known to have been wrecked, and it is
certain that this represents but a small
portion of the damage aone.
Brown County Towns swept .wny.
rr"u i c i t llrnwn count V. It is
t s3 sin, .
reported that several of the smaller towns
in the county whicn cannot oe reacnou uy
wire have been practically swept out by
the fury of the cyclone. In Hiawatha the
hail broke windows by tne nunoreas wnue
building fronts and chimneys were wrecked
. v a n-in rinrincr t hp storm Owen Pat
ten, of Robinson, was struck by lightning
aud instantly KUieu.
Loss of life in Missouri.
picp f-iTv Mo.. Anril 12. A terrible
tornado struck this town last evening,
tearing and twisting the bouses to pieces
i .HMitini, wiilpfirtT-pfid ruin. William
Walker and his two children were caught
in the wrecK ot ineir uome mi were an
,'nrt.tlT Villtl Three-fourths of the
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houses in the town were destroyed, and
many were injured. Me ports irom ueiiiu
borinar towns of Mayview and Higginsville
report great damage.
THE DESTROYER IN IOWA.
It Covers a Wide Path and Scatters Death
St. Papl. ADril 12 A fearful cyclone
naaaed over northern Iowa yesterday alter
noon between 3 and 5 o'clock, it strucK
Akron And Westfield.in Plymouth county.
la., at 3 o'clock. At 4:40 it struck Page
Jfeb., 100 miles west ot tne otner two
r.lai At Akron the storm down very
suddenly from the northeast and in a few
minutes Akron was almost m ruins, me
storm covered a wide path.
tr .. M.a ftrlni(l to Snlintera.
The iron wagon bridge across the Sioux
river was torn to pieces, the great iron
Vuiinr, tarietflil and hroken. Houses
were unroofed or carried from their foun
dations and destroyed. The grain elevator
was torn to pieces, and the whirlwind car
ried its debris across the street, depositing
it where a lumber yard had been. A good
Dart of the lumber yard was deposited
. . . . .
where tne elevator uaa ueen.
a rpotvk nf th Tornado.
Several cars loaded with stone standing
a ci.in twnMr wr nirkfd un And carried
l T-rl The storm followed the Sioux
valley south to West field. Its path was
marl-osl hu Hpmnl ished houses "and barns
Two people, a man and his wife, were
kiiioi at. nnr farm house. Their names
are not yet known. Several others were
badly injured and many horses ana cattle
n....ttlfiii At f"a.i?. Nf t-
it rj0r V-h the storm demolished the
Pacific Short line station and several
houses, and blew cars off the track. Mrs
Clara Magers was killed and her two chil
dren dangerously injured.
Water Havoc In Illinois.
Chicago. April 12. A cloudburst yester
day -flooded Centralia, Ills., and in some
parts of tbe town the water was nine feet
deep. At Springfield the rainfall was so
heavy that street car traffic was suspended.
Passengers on incoming trains report the
entire country between Springfield and
St. Louis under water. The steamer E. S.
Pike was torn from its moorings at St.
Louis and twenty passengers carried away.
Tbe boat was finally secured and the ves
sel brought to land some distance down
the river. The passenger escaped injury.
Hail Storm at St. Louis.
St. Louis, April 12. The most terrific
hail storm that has been known in this
section for years visited St. Louis last
night at 8 o'clock. The falling stones lit
upon the skylights with sufficient force
In many instances to break them.
Passed an Arbitration Bill.
IIARRISBCHG, Pa., April 12. The Loach
bill establishing boards of arbitration to
settle all controversies between capital
and labor has passed the house by a vote
of 158 to 9.
Pardoued a Bank Bobber.
. BOSTON, April 12. Edgar Swan, con
victed in 1889 of embazzlement $67,000 from
tbe National City bank of Lynn, and
sentenced to five years, has been pardoned
by President Cleveland.
MINE, WORK EKS IN CONVENTION.
Summary of the Report of Secretary Me
Bryde. CoLfMBUB, O., April 12. The United
Mine Workers of America met in conven
tion here yesterday. All the officers and
about 150 delegates were present Penn
sylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Ken
tucky, West Virginia, Colorado, Kansas
and several other states were represented.
The chief purpose of the convention is to
discuss the scale of wages. The president
appointed the usual committees, which
later made their reports, aud the conven
tion was declared ready for bu-dness.
Obstacles to Progress.'. I
The president's report was not ready
and Secretary McBryde read bis report,
which says that mining interests are in
better condition now than ever before.
av nAoAi nhatilH were in West Vir
ginia, western Pennsylvania, Illinois and
the Indiana block coal fields, where unsuc
cessful strikes have apparently disheartened
h mT anl t.ha organization is not ef
fective. A number of resolutions were
introduced and referred and the session
adjourned for the day.
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