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VOL. xxxi I
BENNETTSVIXLE, S. C., FHID4.Y, DECEMBER IB, 1907
l?KtuVin ii 1.1.
JAPAN IS MAD.
She Has Recalled Her Ambassa
dor Aoki Back Home.
OUR BIG WAR FLEET
Bailing foi- tho Pacific io Supposed to
novo Something To Do With tho
Recall of tile .1 mbassndor.-Both
Events Happening nt tho Same
Tim? Hus Created Thia Impression
Aoki. tho Japanese Ambassador at
|P Washington has boen recalled by
his Government. A dispatch soys ho
has been summoned to Japan by his
government to explain personally
and in detail the preciso situation in
regard to thc Japanese immigration
Tho ambassador has been making
very careful inquiry on his own ac
count nnd through tho various Jap
aness conciliar ofllclals into the ex
tent of tho reported race feeling ex
isting in somo sections of tho United
States toward Japanese immigrants.
Already Baron iBhll, one of. tho
secretaries of tho Japanese interior
department, has made an Investiga
tion'of conditions existing not only
in California, Oregon and Washing
ton, but also in British Columbia on
the north, upon which he lins based
. a special report to his government.
At tho Japan, -o embassy in Wash
ington lt is stated that the ambassa
dor will probably leave Washington
for Tokio by way of San Francisco
or Victoria In about a fortnight, a
fact ol' which he notified the presi
dent and Secretary Hoot.
There is no intimation that he ls
not to return to Washington During
his absence Mr. Miyoaka, the coun
sellor of the embassy, Will be in
charge of his affairs, lt is thought
in Washington that the recall is to
be permanent and that the ambas
sador will not return.
Ambassador Aoki gave notice of
his recall practically at the same
time that word was received at Wash-'
?fc ington of (lie sailing of the torpedo
section of the fleet, destined for tho
Many people may connect the
things together. Whether Or not
Japan connected them remains to be
seen. Ile has been cautious, conser
vative and friendly to a marked de
There ls every reason to assert
thu1 *'" "'"">!'. fru'Wthe nurpose of
maklng^a verbal report, ts caused by
the fact, that his government thinks
he has been too temp?ralo, too mod
erate, two conservative, too amicable
and finally too peaceable.
He has been at Washington but. n
little over a year, having presented
his credentials on May, 8, lsOG, and
his recall at this time can be taken
as nothing else, than an expression
of disapproval of his course on the
part of the Japanese government.
STORM BL A VS HAVOC.
Wind Readies Velocity of Sixty Miles
nt Cape Howry.
The wind . eiChe<l <.' mi-'innm vc
joci. - ." Cape Honro* in Thursday
.light's coast storm of sixty miles an
hour. lt blew from tho northwest
and drove seaward rather than to
ward shore any vessels that may have
boon caught in its teeth, bul so fal
no wrecks have been reported.
Tho wind nt its hurricane velocity
carried before it everything movable
on shore and it ia feared that much
havoc was wrought at sea. The gov
ornmenl's seacoast telegraph whvi
from Cape Henry southward are ?ol
W*. working nnd no word could he had
from the Capo Hatteras section. Nc
word could bo had from the Boston
yacht Mndloon, bound to JacksonVilh
and stranded in Roanoke sound, N
Several of the big battleship:
Some of the big battleships head
ern ports doubtless had severe ox
^ perlencea If caught within the radio:
mk of the gale.
Wr The severity of the gale has caused
somo anxiety to bo foll for the safetj
of the six little vessels of the tor
pedO flotilla bound for San .luau el
route to the Pacific const, but wit!
three days' start, the little vessel
havo probably gotten far ennugl
away to osen pe the storm.
Il Cit NE I > TO BEAT 11.
Six Men Penned ill n Tunnel Meet:
Six men were burned lo deal h ant'
14 others were seriously, if liol In
tally, hurt Thursday In a dlsnstrout
fire ,vhlch penned them in tho bor<
or the new Pennsylvania tunnel
which runs between Homestead, N,
.]., and West Hoboken.
At. latest, account, the bodies of
the dead men had been taken fro hi
the mouth of Hie tunnel shaft ?ii
Homestead, Flvo more of tho work
men, still alive, had been lifted t<
the surface and were all bun n il to
^ftthc. North Hudson hospital nt I nion
Hill In ambulances.
it ia known thal there were ;?
men al work within the tunnel hore
when the fire started among the pilos
of tai* being used to mix with stout
for the foundation of the roadbed of
the tunnel. Twelve of those, Ihre?
of them known lo be d?ftd, wore still
within tho lube nt M Into hour.
Pros! livery Month.
A diary, kepi faithfully . <>n
tlnuously from 1804 lo . <- ::o. by
Abraham Keyser, of Germantown,
Pn,. lt) now in possession of the Stile
and Peile society of Cermnntown,
which has placed the treasured book
In Ks museum. According to tin
diary every month of th? your 181 fi
frost appeared, doing much damage
to farm nnd garden crops.
In tho Proposed Calhoun County
by Judge Gary
On (he Petition of Certain Citizens
of tho Territory Who Aro Denied
Thuir Right to Vote.
On Wednesday night of Inst weok
Associate Justieo Gary granted a
temporary injunction restraining tho
commissioners of election of Orange
burg county from holding tho olec
tlon on tho establishment of Calhoun
county, which has been orderod by
Governor Ansel for Dec. 17.
Tho injunction was secured by Mr.
W. C. Wolfe, of Orangoburg, repre
senting citizens of tho proposed new
county opposed to its formation. Mr.
Wolfo wont to Columbia from Or
angoburg and appeared beforo Jus
tieo Gary at chnmbors. presenting a
strong complaint, in which several
important points aro ruado offocting
tho election laws of tho entire state.
Tho order slgnod by Justice Gary
loaves tho dato blank for hearing tho
?aso but it will be argued beforo tin
ontlre suproine court in timo for it.
to be settled beforo the dato fixed
for tho oloctlon.
The Coull Order.
Tho order is as follows:
"State of South Cnrolinn, county
of Orangeburg, in the supreme court.
A. H. Parler, D. H. Rush, A. C.
Smith, E. F. Irlck, .G. W. Smith, W.
K. Crook, T. W. Murph, F. I. Culler,
C. D. Felkel. T, A. Ulmer, plaintiffs,
against, W. Brooks Fogel, J. S. Bow
mun, Jr., und T. J. Hurt, as commis
sioners of state and county election
for Orangoburg county, defendants.
"On hearing the annexed verified
petition, now on motion of Messrs.
Herbert, Wolfe and Moss. Attorneys,
for plaintiffs, it is
"Ordered that the defendants and
each of them, and all persons acting
or claiming to act under or for them,
officially or otherwise, be and they
hereby are restrained and enjoined,
until the further order of this court
from holding, or preparing to hold,
(he election upon the question of
forming or creating a proposed new
county as complained of in the com
plaint herein, from delivering tho
election boxes to the managers, or
any other act whatsoever doing or
attempting to do in connection there
with; and that the defendants show
cause, If any they eau, before the
supreme court at its court room,
Columbia, S. C., on the blank day of
December, 1 ii07, at IO o'clock a. m.,
or as soon thereafter as counsel may
be heard, why this order should not
be made permnnont nnd absolute."
(?round of the Complaint.
The complaint sots forth a norther
of grounds upon which the inunction
is asked, but the princii^' 0,108 nr0
First, that the impactions sent, out
to the manager ?laclare thal only
qualified elect''8 olding within the
prescribed -^ritory ar., registered at
arecincts Within the new county shall
voie vdich cuts off qualified electors
sv]l, 'liv.- within proposed new county
>ut whose precincts tue outside that
territory. This ls a conflict between
Hie constitution and the statute
which has already been passed on by
the Attorney General, but not by
Secondly, that the registration
books of Orangoburg County hnv<
?iot been revised within the period
prescribed by the constitution and
? hat as a matter of fae! there is not
i legal elector within the county.
Tf the court sustains this point lt
will affect not Orangeburg county
.Hone, bul tho entire State, and will
iot only vltllato all elections, but
will seriously interfere will the work
if the courts, since only qtiallflod
electors can serve as pu rora.
R?SCUE THUIR < 11 il,) >
Fond Parents Found Their Daughter
In Gypsy ('amp.
By a writ of habeas corpus Van
tonio Thompson and his wife. Of
.os Angeles, (Jab. Thursday secured
losession of I heir sixteen year old
laughter, Marie, from a band of
gypsies encamped on the outskirt:
>f St. Louis.
Disguised as gypsies lliomsolvo!
hey invaded tho cain)) and foam!
heir daughter. She threw hoi'BOl
ato her mother's arms, hut a nulli
KM' ol' the gypsies under the com
mun! ol' King John seized the girl
ind drove the parents away.
The pm (nits then secured the writ
Vccoinpnhled by Deputy Sheriff Hank
ir, they returned lo the camp ami
dllulnod the girl. Such bands af
'hese gypsies should not he allowed
to roam over the country.
DM,I,I \IHi B.M.Ii BLOW FATA L.
Man Struck on Hem! and His Skull
Frnct m ed.
Al Roanoke, Va., Wyall Stanley, a
voting while man, died Friday liflor
noon in the city hospital as the re
sult of a wound received in the head
Thursday night in a quarrel with
Aub Llndtimood. The mon ongagod
in a difficulty in a pool pallor when
IdndnmOOd threw a hilliard hall at
Stanley, striking him on Hu- head
?ind ?'rael nring Hie skull. Lino 11100(1
ls in jail and claims he acted in self
Misery Loves Company,
"A Social j for Grass Widows and
ffass Widowers" is tho/nnnio of thc
lalesl, exclusive club in Chicago, lt
has been, organized by Mj'S, Alary
Hillen and only (hose who have fig
tired In the divorce tonit will he ad
mitted. AbOUi 'i.Xit persons have al
ready applied for membership. Thc
Object of (he society is for mutual
benefit 80 Hint those who have mad<
mistakes Will be proof ?galllSl then:
Labor Leaders And One of Them
SHOT IN STATE HOUSE
Was Waiting to Seo Gov. Guild
When Attacked.-Private Score
tory Grovo Grappled With the
Maniac and With Others Over
powered Him.-Tlio Madman Re
cently Released Prom An Asylum.
At Boston, Mass., on Thursday an
insano man walked into tho ante
room of the executive chamber of
tho State House and finding Gov.
Guild's door closed, turned on three
prominent labor leaders and fired
three shots al. them, probably fat il ly
wounding Edward Cobon of Lynn,
president of the State branch of tho
American Federation of Labor; ser
iously wounding Denuis D. Driscoll
of Boston, aoorctary or the samo
board, mid injuring with tho muz
zlo of his revolver Arthur M. Iluddel
of Boston, former president of tho
Central Labor union of that city.
Tho insane man, who was John A..
SI cele of Everett, and who was re
leaced on parole last month from the
Danvers insano asylum, was over
powered by Private Secretary Chas.
S. Grove and Cen. J. H. Whitney,
chief of the State police.
dov. Guild was in bis office only a
few feet away and rushing out, as
sisted in subduing Steele, then knelt
by Cohen's side and subsequently di
rected the removal of the Wounded
men to the hospital.
Cohen was shot twice through the
head und was in a critical condition
at tho Massachusetts General hospital
that night. The third bullet struck
Driscoll a glancing blow on the side
of the forehead and, making a long
wound over the head, rendered him
unconsc ious. He recovered conscious
ness hall* an hour later. Huddel's
wound was quickly dressed and will
probably cause aim little inconven
The three labor leaders came to the
State house to meet (lie governor
by appointment in regard to a pardon
for A. .M. Kennedy, ol' Salem, who is
serving a sentence in the Kssox house
of correction. They reached the State
house shortly aller three o'clock and
lound that the governor was receiv
ing a delegation from Rhode Island.
Tho three labor men were asked to
walt In one of the ante-rooms until
tho Hho?.- cSdoud ..->.:> ..:.;,..!..; #uye;
All J bree wore standing beside a long
.able conversing pleasantly when nt
the far end ol' the room Pr?valo Sec
retary Grove was dictating a letter
lo the executive stenographer.
Suddenly Steele appeared al tho
door ol' the room from the hallway
and without announcing his mission
walked by the doorkeeper and Mes
senger Hood and Iben glanced to
ward Hov. Guild's room, which was
about 20 feel away. The door was
closed, StCele turned around and
drawing a revolver, bred al Cohen,
who was abeu six feel away. Cohen's
back was (urned and the bullet
struck the back ol' tho hoad directly
through, und came out ut the fore
head, driving a groat splash of blood
to the wall opposite and beside the
picture ol' Abraham Lincoln. The
wounded man turned, only to receive
another bullet in the head, which also
passed completely through. Cohen
sank unconscious lo Hie door. Steele
then swung around and tired al Dris
coll, the bullet inflicting a severe
scalp wound. Driscoll also foll un
conscious lo the floor. ll liddell, in
attompHng to close on the man, was
struck on the (beek by the muzzle of
the revolver and knocked down. But
Steele made no attempt to lire again.
By Ibis lime Secretary drove had
leaped over a table and grabbed with
Ste<de and al the same moment, Cen.
Whitney, who bad been summoned
lo tho Kentucky hearing, came
through the door and rushed to his
assistance, Iluddel also jumped and
wrenched Hie revolver away, while
one ol' the messengers dashed into
tim governor's office and said: "They
are murdering people in the lobby."
The governor instantly went lu'o
'be lobby and helped Him. Whitney,
Mr. Clove and Mr. Iluddel push
'-tl cele onto one ol' (he sofas. Word
was sent lo Ibo ellice of tho State po
lice in tile basement and a force of
officers ouickly reached (he scene and
handcuffed steele, in the meantime,
Gov. Guild bad krtOll by Cohen's side
and was wiping his fae* with a han
kerchief and towels. Dr. Owen ('opp,
chairman ol' the Slate board ol' in
sanity, was summoned and he Im
mediately recognized Steelo, having
had bini under observation for more
than live years in various Stale in
sane asylums. Steele was then taken
lo hie office ol' Hie Slate police and
subsequently seul under a strong
guard to I lie Tombs.
The doctor, afler a hasty examina
tion of Cohen and Driscoll, expressed
the opioiou that the former's wounds
Would probably prove fatal, bul that
Driscolls wound was only a scalp
The I wo wounded men were con
veyed to tim Massachusetts General
hospital. Iluddel was also taken to
Several of (ho Stale (,l||c-ials said
afler the shoot lng that Steele was a
well known character lo Ibo board of
Insanity and thal be had an Illusion
thal be was nol Kelling his rights,
for Which In- held the governor re
lal ward Cohen is ono of the bes!
known labor leadens in Massachu
setts, ile is married and has several
Hr. Driscoll is almost as prominent
. in labor circles in the State.
Mr. Huddei is president of tho
i local Central Labor Union,
i St cede, who ls ?17 years old, was re
leased from the Danvei:. Insane asy
Surrounds, the Suicide of a Well
Trndcgy Committed Wldlo Amil? mee
In the Theatre, lu Which She Was
Expected to Tiny, MY.iied.
Mrs. Clam Bloodgood, tho actress,
committed suicide by shooting in her
room at the Hotel Stafford at Baltic
moro Thursday evening.
Mrs. Bloodgood's body WHS found
lying on tho bed with a bullet bolo
through the roof of nor mouth. Nour
by lay a book, ontltlod "How to
Shoot Straight," and u 38-calibro re
volver with three chambers empty.
. She attended a matinee porfor;m |
anco nt Albnugh'a Theatre Thursday
afternoon and returned to her hotel
about four o'clock, seemingly lu tho
best of spirits.
Later, when it was time for the
curtain to rise for her own show at
the Academy of Music, where she
waa appearing in "Thc Truth." she
had not put In an appearance. Word
was sent to tho Stafford and a boll
hoy was sont up to her room. Just,
as ho approached tho door ho heard
a pistol shot. Hurrying back to the
ofllce bc notified the clerks of what
ho heard and an Investigation was
made and Mrs. DloodgOOd was found
stretched on the bed as described.
Before retiring to lier room she
had a talk with her stage manager.
John lOmerson. who declares that he
Observed nothing unusual in her de
meanor. The only motive he can
ascribe is that Mrs. Bloodgood feared
an attack of nervous prostration. Sho
had been working very hard, he said,
and she feared a breakdown.
Mrs. Bloodgood left a note address
ed to her husband. Tho and ?once at
tho Academy of Music was dismissed
with the announcement that ibero
would bo no performance owing to a
sudden indisposition of Mts Blood?
BIG BAN Iv KAI bl IBO.
National Hank of Commerce of Kim
sus City (?oes Pudor,
The National Bank of Commerce
of Kansas (Mtv failod to open its
doors and is now in tho hands pf a
national bank examiner. The bank
is one of the oldest there, and is tho
largest financial Institution in tho
The notice on the door says the
bank was closed by order of the
hoard of directors.
The directors and stockholders in
clude some of the. most prominent !
MM* In the city., T'?" head of
I'deiiririg*- noose ..??GV?HUOM
the belief that tho f?ll tiro would not
involve any of the other Kansas City
When tho statement of tho Nation
id Bank of Commerce under tho last
call appeared, it showed that since I
the statement of August 22 deposits
had been reduced from close to
thirty-five million dollars to $10,
952,008. Tho statement showed al
so thal tho items of loans and dis
counts had been cut down four mil
Two small branches of tho Nation
al Hank of Commen t', it bo Stock
Yards Hank of Commerce and tho
Union Avenue Hank of Commerce,
also closed their doors.
NOVEL SC ll KM IO.
Devised lo Wipe Out a. Burdensome
Thomas Vinnedgc, a member of the
Baptist Church of Hope, Ind.. lins
devised a novel plan for wiping out
the debt against his church. He hat
written to many persons throughout
the United States asking tho dona
tion of a hog from each. His first
mail brought 30 replies. Among
those who have a g rood to donate a
hog is Mayor Johnson of Cleveland.
One half of the sales money ls lo bc
applied to the church debt, and the
other half remitted to those who
gave the hogs. lt ls expected thal
at least 1,000 hogs will bo received.
OVKHCOM10 BY SMOKE.
Workers in the Pennsylvania Tun
nel Were in Danger.
[Sloven unconscious men were re
moved from the New Jersey end of
tho Pennsylvania tunnel, following
liri' in tho tunnel at Homestead. N\ J.
Thoro wei?? lao men In the tunnel
whent heflr 0 began and the place
were filled With smoke. AH bill I I
lied to the surface, lint their com
rades were overcome by Hie smoke
mid wore taken out hy a rescuing
niosri/rs OK I I mos.
One Woman Burned and Seven Fire
One woman was killed ?ind seven
firemen WOt'O overcome as I he result;!
ol' two liri.s in New York on Thurs-J
day. Mrs. Annie binaban aged ? QB
was burned lo deal h .ii a (ive story
brick tenement in Fast 17 lb Street
Thirty others were rescued from
windows and flrO escapes. Illuminai
lng gas hearlyc aimed tho death o
seven ilt'Omon who were lighting ;
blaze in a store and office bu lld lng
Drowned in a llnthtiib.
Appa ron tl y having fainted whiij
bathing) Charlos, I.. Ferguson,
was drowned in n tubal his bonn
Ossinlng. N. Y.. recently. n w?|is
several hours later when Mrs. Fe
gason awoke and found the hod
Tho coroner decided that Ferguson
had fainted and his head slipped h
low the water.
lum Nov. 13, l ist, upon solicitan
of his mother, tim institution's o
clals believing thal !io had show
almost positivo signs of recovery
never showed any Blgn of violet!
whllo In tho asylum.
Ho? the Earthquake Destroyed
the Town of Kiiratagh.
< Mi . /
I? ^oss Than xi Few Hoare It Passed
VWOM a Thriving Coymmuiity Into
ipp Silent ?ravo o? 4000 Souls.
'.'ne destruction of . Karatagh,
TOi^ishtan, lins beon dosorlbod as
ono of tho most appalling natural
'nlu.j?troLihoa on record. A short
finn ugo a nourishing community,
it ii? now tho gravo of 4,000 dead.
/l> ?loudly four struck tho hoarts
of bo people of Karatagh, on tho
?'. tho dlsasto/r, Oct. 20. whon a
'wept over* the place. A cor
?rt. .,Yi??eiit, at tho sceno gives tho
TIX'T?J detailed account and Bays:
' Wmly in tho morning tho whole!
1 oW |i scorned to shuddor. Tho earth
triM1lors woro froquont, but fow of
the'townspeople wore sufficiently dls
1 "n ?d to louve? their houses. Fifteen
mm-utes later a terrille shock re
sou,uling with weird noises. Then
tho town Boomed, to bo ropoatodly
'"'Vi high in tho air and set down
?Ui?dingc woro crumbling and
^ral jting to ruins. In scores of places
Uiej ?round burst, open and boiling
Sj spouted upward- Many houses
WC1 ? battered down by tho falling
roc m Others, with their oeeupants,
sund^ bodily into great, tissues In
,Mfi'$nrth. Tho populace, or such of
*nR!Vi as escaped instant death, ap
,)01,red to bo mad with terror. From
?V?3c 8lc?e aroi5? awful shrieks.
..Ja''9 storm had como, on again
reno wed force. Maddened ani
inaR toro aimlessly hither and thlth
3r?,Roniinuous peals of thunder and
ll:ts'u.;s of blinding lightning added
l() 'ile frenzy. Many fugitives por
lshPjl under tho hoofs of tho ani
*d\Kt." Mell Picked l p on a Ilareen
Island in the Pacific
'? .\teon castaways from the lone
mwa^g Hvjtiai, Dundonald, wreck ed
111 i .ie Pacifie ocean nine mom bs ugo.
rt-oi'^ yoscued Inst woek by the New
^oa.)and government steamer lJino
"u,\ and taken to muff Harbor, N.
y-- Tho mon were in a distressing
"l'Vji of emaciation, ?They had spent
l^inoiiths on an uninhabited island
little wutor, scant vegetation
i aninialn. Several of the. mem
.>.cunib?d from tho privations.
irirv"1-' -u,"Med on Inst
. ..<ues; "Cnpt. 'i n'oi'burn UMII
V ijf'oft??. AU seoips to have gone
,v( ll ?j?tll they reached tho Auckland
sl.vin/s when tho ship experienced a
torlos of gales. She was finally drlv
m ashore on an unnamed island and
vroeked. Many members of the
:rew wore washed away with the
,v reek age.
As months passed and lhere was
io sign of rescuers the crew gradual
y dwindled until only ll! of the
sturdiest survived. The joy and
nirprlse of tho coming of the good
dlip Hinemoa eau be told only in
leart lending stories. All the men
?Vere,in need of medical assistance
leforo they could be brought lo Hie
?hore. The long expected relief CttUS
.d a relapse alter the party was ta
WANTS TO COME HACK.
lld Directorate of Equitable Lift
Seeks a Settlement.
.lames Hazen Hyde and oilier mom
>ors of Hie old directorate ol' tho
Equitable Life Assurance society of
Vow York, have offered to turn hack
nore; than $1.000,000 into the treas
ury of that. Institution. Apparently
>?IO of the purposes of the proposed
restitution is to get tho attorney
general to cull off Now York state's
mil. begun against the old directorate
two years ago. Tho attorney general
le not inclined to settle the suit and
it pushing tho investigation.
When ono director was asked what
had Influenced Hyde to make tho of
fer ho staled that tho Directors' com
mit I en had been in a position where
i was able to convince .Mr. Hyde
tint this would bo the wiser course.
I, o refused to answer.when asked ll
;?iy criminal transaction had boon
? (mod up which might have forced
ajen greater suer i fices.
Mr. Hyde has sold most ol' his
woporty in this country, including
bis country place, and all his horses
and carriages, ll has been reported
'repliently that bc Intended lo make
Iiis home in France for the rest ol'
bis lifo, but this has been denied.
'I'lied lo Stab a Hog and Killed a
13, IO. Prince, a farmer living about
(Ince miles north of Cairo, (in., while
killing hogs Monday, assisted by Jim
Lewis, a negro, accidentally stabbed
Howls. They had hit u hog in the
head and holli men caught the ani
mal to stab him. Mr. Prince holding
tho knife, .lust as ho stabbed tho hog.
Which wa sa very large one, the hoi;
made a lounge backward, I h cowine
Mr. Prince who held (bc knife in his
hand back on Ibo negro. As he
foll Hie knife .struck tho negro just
(*ver the heart ami penetrated lu.
Medical assist niu o wns summoned
bul before lt arrived tho negro wns
dead. Tho negro made a statement
to the effect Hint lils stabbing was an
accident boforo ho dlod.
Five working giris of Bristol? Va.i
attempted lo commit suicido at the
same hour by de samo moans laBt
week, and ono of them ls likely to
sauced, lt ls believed that tho fivo
young women belonged to a suicide
Club, They all took polHOU.
In Fearful Disaster In a West
Virginian Coal Mine.
FOUR HUNDRED DEAD
Tho Catastrophe Was the Hen ult of ?
Fearful <Gus Explosion, Wli'-h
Hurled tho Unfortunate' Men Be
neath Tons of Coal, Rock nnd
Other Debris.-Only Four of thc
Day Workers Alive.
Tbreo charrod and blackened bod
ies lying in the improvised morgue
prepared near the entrance to tho
mine, four mon 1 overing between
lifo and doath from the awful bruises
sustained and tho deadly gases inhal
ed in a temporary hospital into ono
of the companies buildings has been
transformed, and 3GO mon Imprison
ed by tons of coal, rock and debris in
the depths of tho hills surrounding
tho mining town of Monogah, W. Va.,
with tho chances all against a single
ono of thom being alive, is the mostf
accurato summary obtainable of tho
result of a mino explosino Friday,
Which in all probability was attend
ed by grouter loss of lifo than any
disaster in the history of the bitumi
nous coal mining Industry of Amer
The explosion occurred shortly af
ter ton o'clock Friday. The full force
of 3 80 men had gone to work in the
mines affected. These mines are
Nos. G and 8, ot* the Consolidated
Coal Company, located on opposite
sides of the West Fork Uiver at Mono
gal, but mergod in their underground
workings by a heading, and on the
surface hy a great steel tipple and
bridge. The finding of the three
corpses and the four badly injured
men it. the only roward for streu- th
nous and interupted work on the part fe
nf the large rescuing forces that, im- m
mediately set to work at every pos- ar
slide point. co
The four living mon are unable to th
give any details in regard to the af
disaster or even explain how they
reached the surface. They state that oc
Immediately hack of them when they th
began the fran tics trugglef or liber- th
ty there was a largo numbor of men vb
engaged In a similar struggle, while
tu: further back in the workings
n.o.-o, was a. hu ge number of whom j
they knew nothing.
lt is the opinion of the mine olh
L'ials and others familiar with min
ing that the seven men had not pen
etrated as far ns had the majority of lie
the day shift when tho explosion oe- m<
pured, and that they headed for and er?
reached the main entry beforo the n?
lieuvy cave-in that now blocks the ce
?ntrance more than a hundred feet da
lioyond tho main opening of the mine pe
\'o. G. tm
As to the miners referred to hy is
tho rescued men as having been alive th
Alien last soon, it ls believed that th
hy were caught hack of a hoaVJ tu
inve-in of coal and mine roof, and
that they could not. have survived st<
more than a few minutes in the ls
lead ly gases with which the entry ov
tilled as soon as the ventilating" ays- fo
Loin was interrupted. There ls more di
hope for those in more remote sec- ta
lions of the mine ns they may have by
icachcdw orkings where fresh air if al
nipplled by other openings, os
Evidencing the terrific force of the la
explosion, props in the entry of No. $'j
i> mine supporting the roof were not th
mly shattered and torn from their pl
position, but were blown out of the th
antry andi o the opposite side bi an
tho river. on
Other evidence of the force is on
mown in every section of the mines ge
that has been reached by the res- a
miers. Huge quantities of conl and <*o
rock hove been loosened and hurled se
Into eve?;" opening, and all tho un- lb
ilerground structure is wrecked he- tu
youd semblance of Its original shape.
The entry of No. G mino, 3 00 feet |
from tho mouth, ls plied high with
the wreckage of two strings of cars
and two electric motors. Homo of the
rescuers have climbed over this and
found dead bodies beyond, but have
made no attempt, to remove thom to Hl(
tho surface, partly hocause it would
ho nlmost. impossible to carry tho
bodies over the dobrls, but more par
ticularly because they do not want
to lose any Hmo in reaching other
sections of the mine, whore lt ls
possible men still living may bo im
The cars are being righted as fast
as possible and removed from the
entry together with all other ob?
st' uctions. All of tho heading lead
ing off from the main entry are ho
ing cut off by canvass and barricaded
as fast as they aro removed by the
relief workers, so that tho Innermost !
workings of tho mine may bo given
tho benefit of the ventilating system
to sustain any that may bo yet living
and make possible nn early explora
tion of theso workings.
Wives and mothors and sweet
hearts, together with children and
members of tho stronger sex, move
from pince to place, vainly seeking
Information and making no attempt
to conceal tho grlof that ovorwholms
them. But little news can bo glvon
Hiern and such ns they do got. is bad.
No ono ls encouraged to hopo thal
any ono tn tho mine has survived the
oxplosion and the suffocating goa
that thereafter filled tho mines.
Work of Outlaws.
John Schultz, of Marionette, Wis.,
was found In bed mortally wounded
tho other day. Ills abdomen had
hoon cut and the Intestinos severed
and thrown on the floor hosldo a
rusty knife. Before ho died he said
ho had boon stabbed by two mon who
Wimted to get his money.
In Speeches at Tremont and Chi
cago on Friday.
Ilryuu Expresses Tho Opinion That
Itoosovoit is thu Only Itopuhlican
Who dan Ho Elected.
A. dispatch from Tremont, Ul.,
says William, Jennings Bryan opened
ri? Illinois campaign for tho nomi
nation for tho Presidency on tho
Domooratic ticket there on Friday
light In two rousing speeches, do
ivered boforo mass meetings, and
ater at a Banquet at. which nearly
roo prominent Northern Illinois Dem
tcrats assembled. Mr. Bryan spoko
m tho "Vindication of the Domocrat
c Platform since 1896."
"The Republican party," said Mr.
Iryan, "has been steadily falling
rom popularity, until to-day but ono
nun cnn win tho Presidency, oho
tho will break away from precedont
nd nccopt u third term, und ono
-'ho has only gained his popularity
y taking for his issno plunks from
ho Republican platform.
Ho pointod out that the present
naucinl stringency wns the result of
urning down Democracy's bimotall
im issuo and declared the trusts,
?rlft and labor arbitration probloms
oro hoing solved according to the
nes embraced In Democratic plat
Speaks at Chicago.
A dispatch from Chiengo says Wll
am Jennings Brynn Friday at a
inohecn given by the Iroquois Club
lade a notable speech, the keynote
f which was harmony.
"Where un agreoinent has boon
Niched among mon as to what ought
i be done there should be forgetful
Bbs for the past," he said, and his
intiment was applaudued.
"Mon should havo good forgetting
achines so fur as Individuals aro
mcerned. 'Forgive us our debts ns
o forgive our debtors! ls a good doc*
ino to follow. Resentment and
'Venue uro the most foolish of
Men who hen rd tho words took
om to mean that Mr. Bryan's dlf
renccs with National Conunittee
an Roger C. Sullivan nre at au end,
id thnt there will be no Anti-Bryan
ntest. Mr. Sullivan hus declared
nt he will not renew the strife
Mr. Bryan declared that the Dem
rntic party ls moro united today
an lt has been for years, whereas
o Republicans, ho asserted, are ril
NHW KIND OF SWINDLE.
dumbie' Police AVarns MorchnitH
Against This Fellow.
Tho State says that Chief of Po
e Carthcnrt desires to warn tho
^reliants of this State against a
3ok whose operations are entirely
w in this section. Tho mun suc
ssfully worked lils gnme tho other
y and the police authorities ex
et him to attempt it ugnin on some
(Suspecting merchant. Ills Identity
so far un unknown quantity and
0 police will have to depond upon
e merchants to help offed, his cap
The modus operandi of this my
orlous knight of the swindler's art
as follows: He will call a merchant
er thc 'phone und give an order
r certain articles of merchandise,
reeling that they bo sent to a eer
ie number. This ls accompanied
. a request that Ibo bill be sont
ong with .the goods; nlso tho noc
sary chango for u five or lon dol
r bill. For Instance, ho will order
! worth of merchandise and ask
nt $3 be soul ulong ns change, ox
aining that he has nothing less
an a five dollar bill. Tho goods
id Ibo required chango ure sent
it and the mysterious stranger ls
1 hand nt tho number indicated. He
ts tho goods nod the chango, hands
noto to the messenger, supposedly
ntalnlng the $5 bill, and tho mes
nger goes back to tho store to
td thnt he lins boen worked to the
ne of $r>.
DEATH OF COL. ELLIOTT.
nilli Carolina Looses One of Her
Col. William Elliott, Sr., comnils
.nier for the government lo l?ente
ul mark the graves of tho Confed
ale dead interred in tho north,
ed suddenly nt his hunting lodge
i Buzzards Island, near Beaufort,
hero he lind como from Wnshlng
n sovornl days ago. to shoot ducks.
Col. lOllintt wns boin In Beaufort
If?;i8; was educated ut Hoaufort
?liege, Harvard university, and Ibo
diversity of Virginia; was udmltted
i Hie bar nt Charleston In 18615 on
red the Confederate States nrniy,
id sorvod as colonel throughout tho
In i SRO was elected a member of
io legisla lure; wns a delegate lo
ie national democratic conventions
i I 87G und 1888; was democratic
residential elector tor tho state at
irgo in 1880; served six terms in
ingress ns the representativo of tho
Irst district of South Carolina, and
i 1902 was d feat od by A. C. f.ntl
lor for the United States senate.
HAD TO Kiss PRETTY OiiiL.
usted Methodist Minister Said He
Couldn't Resist Her.
Caught with his arms about a pre!
t girl, whom ho was kissing, tho
;ov. M. M. Blouse, of Tuscaloosa,
la., n leading member of tho Ala
amac onforonco, said ho couldn't
olp hor. Ho has boon unfrocked
nd expelled from Ihec. church. Ho
t a married num. "I don'! bellovo
ny mun could havo helped doing ns
did under tho otrcumstanceV' sold
lloaeo. He I? 40 yours oh'. Mrs.
IIORSO blames tho girl.
DIED IN ?
jloslons Kills forty-Seven M
ers at Naomi, Pa.
DIES ARE LOCATE!)
Ami Are Being Brought to i he Sur?
furo by tho Rescuers Who Have
Reen at Work liver Since The
Terrible Catastrophe Happened On
Lnst Sunday Evening Without tho
Slightest Warning <o the People,
A dispatch from Naomi, Pa., Bays
tho fate of tho American ami forty
two foreign minors, while not de
finitely known, was pretty well es
tablished by tho Anding of a body at
<x mino pump near the 22nd entry
af the Naomi miue of tho United
Coal company nt Fayette City, in
which an explosion occurred Sunday
light. Tho man had died from suf
Judging from tho two fatalities
hus far known, both having been
taused by poisonous gas fumes, it
s almost certain that tho forty-seven
ninors still entombed in the mine
lave succumbed to the doadly after
Slowly winding their way around
t deep spiral stairway which leads
lo wu into the main heading of the
nines, rescuers aro carrying to day
Ight tho bodies of tho men who met
loath in a terrific explosion which
hook surrounding villages.
Tho rescuers bogan carrying up
ho bodies at 10 o'clock and the re
nnins of 3 5 victims have been locat
d and carried to the foot of tho
fairway at that timo.
By noon all the victims will have
een taken to tho surface. All pre
nutions aro taken to provont grlef
trlcken mothers, wives and children
.om viowing the bodies until they
in bo made moro presentable. In
carly all Instances tho bodies can
If tho best Information obtainable
bourne out, the romnlnder of Ibo
idios will bo found In some of the
T-headlngn or butt entries which
ive Leon so far found Impassible.
SATTLE BETWEEN ANIMALS.
Igor Rills Polar Rear ht Circus
A dispatch from Tinnnonsville tb
e Slate says durjngt he progress ol'
0 performance presented Miere
nirsday afternoon at tho wild aui
nl show which Us hoing offered by
e Jo hp n'y. Jenes Exposition ?bows
ie of t he J i :... i : ,
death* known to animal history
ok place. Whllo ono of the acts
is taking placo, Iii which Herr von
aldo,- the noted German trainer,
fers four African lions, two Bengal
;ors and two Polar bears, all per
rin lng together, Romeo, one of the
g tigers, became angered and
1 ll peed upon one of the Polar bears.
Tier a terrible battle tho tlgor suc
eded In sinking its fangs Into the
igular vein of the Polar bear,
h Ich died almost' instantly. The
her animals became miraged by the
ent of blood and von Waldo show
l great, bravery nt tho risk of his
vu life in subduing thom. The Polar
>ar was valued at $2,000, being ono
the largest and host trained In
.ptivlty. The fight was witnessed
' hundreds of spectators.
iE<)PARR'S TEETH EXTHACTED
lice Eninta When Last of Twelve ??3
Alice, a nine-month-old leopard
lb hi the Central Park Zoo, New
mit, liad 12 teeth extracted and
lnted' under tho operation. The.
sopers had noticed for several clays
iat Alice did not seem veli and
lally she rofused to eat.
Investigation showed that the lit
c leopard's baby tooth in tho lower
.w had not been shed und that tho
umnnent. teeth had grown In front
Several dentists were tolephonsd
ir to draw tho teeth, but none ro
londod to tho call, so tho keeper
rew them himself. When the last
io cume out Alice f .luted, and sev
.a) large drinks of brandy were ro
il ired to revive her. She soon ro
ivered ahd tho keepers say she will
3 in her usual spirits in a few days.
TJ???EE MEN KILLE 1 ).
little Stealing a Ride on a Freight
As tho rosall of ii derailment on a
estie over a small crook Just be
>vv the station of Blairs, twelve
irs of freight train No. 54 Jumped
ie I rack and six cars crashed to tho
i eh below tearing down the trestle
nd killing three men.
The accident, occurred about four
'clock Wednesday morning, tho train
oing bound for Columbia, and In
bargo of Engineer Bird and Cot?
uctor Summers. As none of tho
rew was Injured lt was understood
nd reported that no ono was hurt.
Ilowover, when the wrecking train
rrived and the dei l iri; lifted some
( tho Wrecked cars, beneath tho
ebria wore found tho bodies of throe
/hilo men.. Two ol thom wore Idon
Ified ns the Queen brothers of Un
?>n, and the other as Cray, whoso
arenls reside In Augusta, Ca.
Held Up hy Woman.
An automobile containing two
ivomlnont New VTorX men and wives
iras held up al dusk last week hear
Vatorbury, Conn., by a Smartly
Ivossed young woman, who, with a
irotty throe-inch revoker, demanded
nonoy. She got $8.GO and thou put
purs to a pretty Mexican pony and/
?.as off. She told tBo men she want
id "just a lon spot," as she was hun
ay. thirsty and Immolons.