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is the only newspaper in Newport News that receives full AccoclatM Pr?*KB report. ?VOL. X., NO. :>0i CRUSHED BENEAThT thousand tons of ore Eight Men Meet Tragic Death on 1,300 Foot Level of Mew port Mine at Ironwood. BODIES ARE HARD TO RECOVER| -i Three Thousand Pound-.; of Dynamic ] I Explode Near Magnolia, on Western I Maryland Extension?Powder Man ! Probably Blown to Piectr.?Mule Es. I I caps-. Injury. i i?!y Associated I'rcsa.) i IRONWOOD. MICH., Dec. 23.?Ei?'ul inen vroro killed today h> a fall ofl 1,000 lona ot' Iron ore from a ?-*>!? on tho l',IlOfl fcOt level of th>- Newport mini. In Irouwood The dead: JOEL HARRY. JOHN FRANK. PETER LYNCH. JAMES L. LYNCH. ALEXANDER PAREACHERE. NICK CREGOVIL. JOSEPH LUCKNER. FRANK TIAN. On account of the (?real danger from drifting ore and broken timbers sever? al dayrt will probably elapse beforo all the bodies an- recovered. The ac? cident, is wlllt one exception, Iho m<>si extensive that has ever occurred in tho Cogobyo iron range. j Dynamite Explosion at Magnolia. MAGNOLIA, YV. VA? Dec. 2.1.?A terrific explosion of .1,000 pounds of dy? namite stored in the powder house of McCoy and Nugent':; camp near Mag? nolia, 23 miles east of Cumberland, whero tho contractors are finishing the tunnel of the Western Maryland Rail? road extension, occurred at 10 o'clock last night, wiping out the powder house and wrecking the blacksmith nhop, eight cars and part of the track. Windows in houses a mil.- away were broken and the noise of the ex plosion war. heard twenty miles from tho scene. Powder Man Missing. Charles Dixou. powder man for tho camp, la missing and it is supposed he wan blown to pieces. Just before Iho explosion ho wont to li\ tho Bros in tho powder house clove to keep Iba dynamite Cr/un freezing. Although tho blacksmith shop was blown down, a mule housed there for the night war. uninjured. Thirty Miners Suffocated. MEXICO CITY. Doc. 23.?A special dispatch to tho Mexican Herald, from Pachuc, says that, tho famous Santa j Gcrtrudju mine is burning and that thirty miners were suffocated. The damage is liable t<? reach hundreds Ol thousands of dollars. No detail.! have been received. Orownlow Holds the Record. (By Associated frc.-is.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.?Repres? entative Ilrownlow, of Tonnossco, holds the record so far tor Introdu? cing bills at the present session ot Congross. In thirteen days be in? troduced .'M7 bills. The total number of bills Introduced in the house in tho thirteen days was 1,061, a-; against a total of 10,20!? for all Ses? sion? of the last Congress, Billy Edwards Won. (By Associated I'rfs.-?.) KN?XVILLE, TENN;. Dec. 23? "Billy" Edwards, ot Portland, Ore gon, won two out' of three falls front Charles Loonhnrdt, of New Jersey, in a catch-ascatch-cnn wrestling match hero tonight. COURT MARTIAL TO TRY MIDSHIPMAN TRENMORE COFFIN Six Members of the Court, Ranking Officer to be Commander-?To Try Deever, Too. (By Associated Cress.) ANNAPOLIS. MD.. Doc. 23.?The conrt-mnrtlal of Midshipman Trenmoro Conic, Jr., a member of tho third class, for the hazing of Midshipman NEW ,1. P. Ktmbrougli, of the fourth class., will begin nest week, probably on1 Thursday. Thorn will be sis members of thei court, the rr.uklng ofllcer being a com mamlor. j Threo will lie taken from Iho naval j academy and three will lie detailed i by tin; secretary of the navy, it Is thought Ihm the judge advocate will also bo an ottlc? r stationed at tT?<* academy. I Immediately upon Iho conclusion] o| |hn trial of Midshipman C'ollln the same court will try Midshipman War? den A. Doover, ot the second class, for neglect of duty in failing In report! the hazing of Kimbrough, or hi . con ? !.? '.< ii tiflt r t he hazing. Wabash Co. in Hands of Receiver iUy Aaeoabitcn rr<:>*i.> AKllON, OHIO. Dec. 23?The Akron Gnu Company, ono of .lolni It. Walsh's proportion, went Into the hands of ?o. cclver this attgrnoon, the petition be? ing Mod by Squire, Dempscy and Kaundcr."., of Cleveland, on a claim of f.">,703, for <?.?;?) furnished by the Ynug liicghenr: and Ohio Coal Company ELKS HELP THE POOR. Fifty B.mketa Sent Out Yesterday ? Chrittmas Tree For Children. Fifty bnskets laden with clothing and good things were senl out from tin- Elks' home ycstenlny ami distrib? uted Ullinilg worthy poor people. Preparations are about complete for ibe Christmas tree tor the children t" be given at the Home next Wednesday night. The lodge will make orranj e ments with the i>oiu-e doiKirlmeni to permit Hie children to |ia:-;s through the streets, going to and from th'i homo, after the curfew l eil rings. Per? mission to make this arrangement wan granted yeaterday by Mayor lluxton just bcrorn he left for North C'aroiina to .spend Christmas. CROWD ON STREETS. Final Christmas Shopping Done Lact Night?Youngsters Out. The streeus or the city were crowd? ed until a late hour last night, when the fmal Christmas shopping was done/ Tomorrow will he observed as a holi day a!) over Iho city, business being entirely suspended. I Last night, under an order from Act? ing Mayor E. W. Robinson, the curfew hell rii t not ring until 9:30 o.'cloel: and the youn:; people were allowed to he on (he streets until that hoar. Christmas "Down Home." M:iyor RllSton left yesterday for his old home in Jackson, N. C, to spend the Christmas holiday-.* with his rela? tives. WILLL BESTATEOF SIEGE Outlook In St. Petersburg is Not Very Encouraging. STREETS CLEARED By TROOPS Revolutionist Who Attempted to Throw Bomb at Patrol, Loses an Arm by the Operation?Cossacks Attack Women. (fly Asaactntce msu ST. PKTBRSIiURO. Dee. 23.?(Mid? night)?Lato tonight alter an order had been issued to the prefects forbid? ding meetings, public or private, Ce.s sacks and troops cleared the Ncvsky and Moskala Prospects and other thoroughfares. In many places the- Cossack:; used I heir knouts freely, even on women. It is believed that a state in' snlgu will be declared in St. Petersburg to? morrow morning. The first attempt at the use of bombs, with which the revolutionaries are well supplied, was made this morn lug on SchluKialberg aveuuo. A revo? lutionist wa.'i about to throw the. bomb at a passing patrol which was cscaort ing non-union workmen to their work when it exploded, blowing off | he man's arm. He was then taken Into custody, Martial Law in Esthonia. IlKVAL, ESTHONIA, Dec. 23.? MarliBl law has been proclaimed in the province Esthonia. POKT NEWS, VA. SUNDAY, DECEMBER ' ARMED RESISTANCE SIGNAL GIVEN BY REVOLUTIONISTS? ~Y - j Order Which Promises to Inaugurate Reign of Terror Throughout Russia Said to Have Been issued?Sanguinary Scenes on Streets of Moscow. (Hy Ausooluu .! I'rena.1 i ST. PETERSBURG. Dec.. 2:j?The situation at Moscow tonight la ex cecdinitly critical. Tho regular l*at tie is raging in the streets o? the city, anil a state of terror reigns. a i. Icphono message just received hy Ihe Associated, Press says that ihn drumming of machine gans, volleys by infantry and the liooihiug of cannon can t?- heard :it Intervals. The military seems to have the up? per hand, although Ihorc are rumors thai the Rrcndarmerle an<i tho cos i sacks have revolted am! have refused in Uro on Ihe people. According to this telephonic mos sage.wbich was very ennfuaed owing to the excitement under which the bonder was laboring, Ihe revolutionary lenders had given the signal for an armed uprising of the proletariat at ti o'clock this evening, but Gov? ernor general Ilnsuoff tillcovered their plr.ua and acted quickly! Machine Guns at Work. He massed 25,000 troops of all arms Ilm Kremlin, mounted machine guns In lie- tower.'i <u' the phi Chinese wall p.-. tod nrtlliery at Intervals euclrclig the Tverskaia boulevard, and placed RIOT AMONG NEGROES! - I Mean Liquor and Bad Women Said to Have been Cause of the Trouble. FIVE KILLED IN THE FUSILLADE One Woman Dead and Three Wound I I cd as the Result of the Desperate | ? Fracas?Reported That White Man! f Had a Hand in Shooting and Was j Quick With His Gun. ftty Associated Press.) ! VALDOSTA, GA., Dec. 2.1?A bloody I riot among negroes was reported here today from )-;v. ii.^;. a turpentine camp betweon Pargo and St. George on tho Georgia Southern and Florida Kali-, road. ! Iteports slate thai the riot occurred as the result of a Christmas frolic union;: negroes who had plenty "i "blind tiger" liquor on board. A general fusillade, oeeured and pro-! bably fifty shots were fired. Two nog rdca were killed outright, three wcrc| mortally wounded and died later, while eight others received bulbil wounds. Woman Among Killed. A negro woman v. as among the killed and women were also among the wounded. One of tho women was brought to Pargo for treatment, ha Ing several bullet wounds In her body, and another of the negroes came here with a part of his chin and jaw shol oft, having received the contents of a shot gun at closer range. Ho will pro? bably die. There are persistent reports that tho while superintendent of tho tnr pentlno still al ESwlng took a hand in Ihe killin? among the negroes there. The report says that ho tried to slop tho fie.hi and thus beenmo in? volved in It, and that it was only hU quick work with the- gun that saved him. Messrs. M. G. and H. N*. Mahone will spend Christmas with their mother In .lames City county. jboavy i! tnchmcnts. ot horse and light artillery nt Ktratcgc-tic paluts. The Ural scene of hatchery ocenrod a*. 2 o'clock when Lhu troops and Iho' ctninnn, which are leaded wllh grain', tired into procession wi workmen carrying f.vd Hau; and singing re vohtUnnary snugs as they swlftti/ into the boulevard. | j Since then there ha: Iicon almosl Icomlnnnl lighting somewhere in the city. The workmea threw up barri? cade;! .it the Triumphal arch, at two places In lVdirovt>k> street and at an-| other place, hut all wore nssnnlled and Icarried by the troops. I ' The principal resistance war. at the Triumphal arch, tin1 defenders of that barricade Itcing armed only with re? volvers. They held their ground for a time against I lie machine guns. | ! Tin outlying districts are reported to ii? in complete iioaseasion of the worliine;i who arc dlsnrmlng all of Ificerij'and policemen caught besieging rei Itleuccs. I ! The chief of police says that to estimate the total number of casual? ties woiid be morn guess work, but be thinks tic.y will probably run into the hundred!. plnCfOFlNGETlS" FELI IN OLD MOSCOW i i Many Bakeries Sacked and All I Business Has Been Suspended ? I In Ancient Capital. GIRLS IRE STBIPPEB BY BRUTES Turned Loose Naked in the Cold: J Near the Jewiuli Market?Much Street Fighting, Casualties of One Day Running U|> to 100?Bomb Throwers Art- at Wcr!<. (By As-.- h lut*d P'?*?.! ST. I'ETKItSBUUO. Dec. 23.?-1:^1 p. m.?Telephone im ...-ar.es from Mos? cow say that lfiO.000 men are on .strike there, (hat the city is already feeling tli.; pinch of hunger, that many baker? ies Lave been sacked and that till business Is sic.pen.led. ICvon the banks are doted, the imperial bank, after standing a run till 2 o'clock yea tvnlay nfternoon, abutting its doors on account of lark of light. Only the St. Petersburg and Kleff and V. funezb telegraph lines are open. There have hi on some attacks upon strikers, especially on student, leaders, by the people and two girls were strip? ped nai. d and turned loose in the cold In the vicinity of the Jewish market fJonitidcrablo street, fighting has oc? curred at Moscow as the result Of nt tempt- of the troops und police to break up procession!. Barricades Carried by Storm. The revolutionists resisted at sever, al places and erected barricades which iho drngncas and infantry carried by storm. At some places only blank shots were tired but at Tvoskaia Street barricade which was not carried until midnight there was a scene, of slaughter. Several volleys were tired by ilt.- troops ami eleven men were killed and eighty were wounded. Al? together the casualties at Moscow 'yesterday are estimated at 150. In addition wholesale arrests were made. From the small towns along the rail roads cornr- reports of attacks on rail (road men At P.lala seven fnmllle. M, 1905. I wore Imtchr.reil ami two delegates [were lynched near Kursk, j The organ of tin; Moscow workmen lias nppoalcd to l.he men lo avoid as? suming an UBgressivo attitude saying Hint oven if the troops tire, "await the i ignal tor armed resistance." j It. re ia Sr. Petersburg there |h little .change in the situation. Several col IiIkIoiis between workmen ana the troops have occurred in which several in' the former wer?- killed or wounded and man) agitators wi re arrested at I their lodgings during the night. I With the except iuu of the olllctnl Or? gana only the Novoe Vremya atid Slovn appear. The former continues j provocative attitude toward the I Jews, sarcastically referring to Ihe "?second day of the revolution so sol-1 'emnly and stupidly proclaimed by Ihe Russian Jewish agitators." j Pitched Cattle at School n?"use. I MOSCOW, Dec. 23.?Troops snr rounded a school house where work? men were mooting here yesterday evening and summoned the men lo surrender. Illnnk shots were fired to intimidate the workmen who replied with revolver shots and Iximbs. Artil? lery was then brought up and the schnei house wa.i bombarded until the survivor:) of the workmen surrendered. 'The situation is hourly growing worse. The Insurgents hold several quarters of the city and fighting con? tinues ih ? perately. The large arms stores have been pil? laged und the weapons distributed among the. men, who have erected bar r lea des along the Sadoviu, which en circles the city. The roar ol canuon continues. Ma? chine guns are being employed to clear the Sndovla. it is Impossible to osti [male the number of dead and wound ed, but it probably will run Into the t It ou.sn mis. In a square in the heart of the city Itbo insurgents are making a desperate fight from a house, nslug an English .?nach'.no-rtuu fr?ui the #1 nrtffitrMlfcfrRntfo a battery which is cannonading them. There are many revolting details of the day. At Fldlers school, after the |ntudonis had raised Hie white flag and come out, they were charged', run down aud sabred by the dragoons. The > revolutionaries retaliated wherever the-.- caught an olliccr alone, und on t.ie slightest resistance ho w'as beaten iut. Inseusiblllty. I Tim crowds rougbt tan troops with intense stubbornness, using principally | revolvers aud hand grenades, but many hundreds of person.'! had rifles ittul repeatedly stood their ground, (even while they were being mown j down by quick tln rs. Many innocent persons wer-'? killod, ancng them a number of women. ARCANUM AGI ILLEGAL Order Has no Bight to Increase Assessment on Members. THUS DECIDES JUSTICE GUVNOR Rates in Effect When Members En- | ter Portion of a Contract Which May Not Be Abrogated?Decision .in Important One. . nt? Asaocla'tti Vrf- ) j NEW YORK, Dec. 28.i-r.lustlce Oaynor, in the- supremo court in Itrooklyn, today, handed down u do cision in the oaso of .lames L. Moclt, formerly secretary of ncrkely coun? cil. Nu. 1051 K. A., of Brooklyn, ami others againsi Ihn supreme coun? cil ot ihe order, denying the right .it tin- su| rome council lo raise (he rales nr In any way change the a <? si Rsmenls of a mi mlier from what they were, when the member was ad tn?ited into t In- onb r. Justice flaynor said: "The amend ments complained of, winch arc in the assessments, are void for the reason that th?y cbauge the con? tracts ri the membors of the organ? ization." The ueartug In this action took' tip two days and among the Witnesses was William O. Rohsoi, secretary of the supreme council. Mr. Robson said the Royal Area mini had now In force about $575,' fifio.ftOtl in insurance certificate? and t'::.i under the laws of Massachusetts the order had the right to increase the assessment or change the rate under proper procedure. THE Fair and day, Monday ti west to winds. PRICE TWO CENTS* MISS WINCFIELLT WINS BY LARGE PLURALlTf Closes Teachers' Piano Contest est Competitor. DUE 10 LOYALTY OF FRIENDS Winner of the Handsome Trophy Has Long. Oeen a Resident of the City and is a Graduate of the Local Hinh School?Contest a Success In Every W.iy. Miss Annie L. WlngGold.7.r..tm Mis.-i Nannie It. Tnruer .32,374 Alls:; Mary Mannenberg .22,940 Miss l^otta Sogar.20,403 lallsM Nannie peck . ?er??i". |MI?H Mlnaie Uargnrulll . 2.720 Mills Ocrtrttdo Davis . 1,832 Miss Ulla Sinclair . 1.602 ? Miss N. B. Shackeltord . *21 Miss Klbaboth Ivy. 7f.2 Miss Cerindn Kvaus. 620 Misc. Nannie Hldcn . 603 Miss .lone:; . 311 Miss Gregory . 279 The Daily Press teacher:;' contest for a handsome Frederick piano camo t,? nn end last evening ml <; o'clock. Mi:;:; Annie L. WingUeld huvlng SC | cured an overwhelming plurality of tho iVotes cast in declared the winner ot . the contest, which carries with It the [distinction of being the most popular [itchdoi teacher on the virgllntd-ponln-' snla. If any todehor in this section has a larger number of loyal friend and admlrcra than Mist; Wtngfleld the. fact waa not made apparent during tho contest. Practically all of her votes were Daily Press coupons and paid-in nilvauce subscriptions to the paper, In eluded lu the latter being nun from ?very station of lite in the city. A large corps of pupils from tho school I also were earnest In her behalf, scour j lug tho city to secure coupons and atbscrlptlons to the ixilly Prow foV her beuont. Tho result speaks clo re.u'ntly of the young ladlc'a popular? ity and of the esteem In which sheds held. Miss Wlhgflold's nearest competitor. >.?!:??; Nannie 11. Turner, suffered a ivo riotlH handicap in being 111 during the j closing day:; of the contest. Miss Ma-i Ueubcrg, tho Phoebus candidate. nl;jo I had a uumlx r of loyal friends who did their heal in her behalf, but tho ifriehdfl of the Newport Newu candidate [made the efforts of all others futile. Ml.-.:; Wlugflcld, tho successful can lldatc, has been a resident of the city I since bet?re it,-; Incorporation. .She r.o itiretl her education lu the public schools here, and has since been nn ; the staff of teachers. The management of tho Dally Press is perfectly satisfied with the results of the contest, the paper having been introduced into many new homes by tho effort.; of the friends of tin- va? rious candidates. There was no In? dention to make the affair spectacular I by padding the yearly subscription I vote ' tit i f all proportion to the auf f;age Milne of the conpi n. One feu I lure of the contest was the large num? ber ..; coupon a easl by tbo leading can lldatc, and by the friends of tho Phot bus favorite, it. shows the wide tlrc.ithitit ti ( i' the paper in both places mid utti its popularity with lite peo? ple ot iho Virginia Peninsula. 'I'bi management of the Daily Press wishes to cxprcr.s it:; appreciation of ?In Interest manifested by a'.l who par. ilcipatitj in tin' contest and to wish 'hem ail a merry Christmas and a happy new >< nr. Prefecture of Police Oemolishred. (Ity Associated Preys.) PARIS. L.c 2:i.~G:20 p. in.?A dls pctch to the HCUii-ofilcial Temps from it. Peter: burg Bays that the prefecture if police at Moacow has been do nollsbcd hy tho explosion of bombs, ?everal persous wer.- killed, but the irofect, who was at the Kremlin, es ?apt :l. The dispatch adds that affrays have >ccnrred ai tbe neighboring barricades u which Iho s'ddlers were victorious md fifteen revolutloulslr, were wound? ed.