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She Has Recalled Her Ambassador
Aokl Back Home.
miii% rtia nmn ? i
flailing for the Pacific is Supposed to
Have Something To Do With the
Recall of the Ambassador.?Both
Events Happening at the Same
Cime Has Created This Impression
In Washington.
Aokl, the Japanese Ambassador at
Washington has been recalled by
his Government. A dispatch says he
has been summoned to Japan by hiB
government to explain personally
and in detail the precise situation in
regard to the Japanese immigration
The ambassador has been making
very careful Inquiry on his own account
and through the various Japaness
concular officials into the extent
of the reported race feeling existing
in some sections of the United
States toward Japanese immigrants.
Already Baron Ishii, one of the
secretaries of the Japanese interior
department, has made an investigation
of conditions existing not only
in California, Oregon and Washington,
but also in British Columbia on
the north, upon which he has based
a special report to nis government.
At the Japanese embassy in Washington
it is stated that the ambassador
will probably leave Washington
for Tokio by way of San Francisco
or Victoria in about a fortnight, a
fact of which he notified the president
and Secretary Root.
There is no intimation that he Is (
not to return to Washington. During
^ . his absence Mr. Miyoaka, the counsellor
of the embassy, will be in
charge of his affairs. It is thought
in Washington that the recall is to
be permanent and that the ambassador
will not return. (
Ambassador Aoki gave notice of
his recall practically at the same
time that word was received at Wash- ,
ington of the sailing of the torpedo i
section of the fleet destined for the !
Many people may connect the
things together. Whether or not |
onrrontoH tVlAm rpmolns to be
U apau wuuvvwvu __
seen. He has been cautious, conservative
and friendly to a marked de- !
There is every reason to assert
that his recall for the purpose of
making a verbal report is caused by
the fact that his government thinks
he has been too temperate, too moderate,
two conservative, too amicable
and finally too peaceable.
He has been at Washington but a
little over a year, having presented
his credentials on May. 3, 1906, and
his recall at this time can be taken
Vas nothing el6e than an expression
of disapproval of his course on the
part of the Japanese government.
Sooth Carolina Looses One of Her
Noblest Sons.
Col. William Elliott, Sr.. commissioner
for the government to locate
1 and mark the graves of the Confederate
dead interred in the north,
died suddenly at his hunting lodge
on Buzzards Island, near Beaufort,
where he had come from Washington
several days ago, to shoot ducks.
i.mn in Beaufort
VsUI? uiawvb .. M.,
in 1838; was educated at Beaufort
.? college. Harvard university, and the
University of Virginia; was admitted
f*- to the bar at Charleston In 1861; en
tered the Confederate States array
and served as colonel throughout tho
whole war.
In 1886 was elected a member of
the legislature; was a delegate to
the national democratic convention?
in 1876 and 1SS8; was democratic
presidential elector for the state at
large in 1880; served six terms in
congress as the representative of the
4 First district of South Carolina, and
in 1902 was dfeated by A. C. Latif
mer for the United States senate.
Six Men Penned in a Tunnel Meets
Awful Fate.
Six men were burned to death and
14 others were seriously, if not fatally,
hurt Thursday in a disastrous
fire which penned them in the bore
of the new Pennsylvania tunnel,
which runs between Homestead, N.
f J., and West Hoboken.
At latest account, the bodies of
the dead men had been taken from
the mouth of the tunnel shaft at
Homestead. Five more of the workmen,
still alive, had been lifted to
the surface and were all hurried to
the North Hudson hospital at Union
1 Hill in ambulances.
It Js known that there were 35
\ men at work within the tunnel bore
k \ when the fire started amjng the piles
A \ of tar being used to mix with stone
KV \ f?r foundation of the roadbed of
the tunnel." Twelve of these, three
B. ./ of them known to be dead, were still
In the Proposed Calhoun County
by Judge Gary
On the Petition of Certain Citizens
of the Territory Who Are Denied
Their Right to Vote,
On Wednesday night of last week
Associate Justice Gary granted a
temporary Injunction restraining the
commissioners of election of Orangeburg
county from holding the election
on the establishment of Calhoun
county, which has been ordered by
Governor Ansel for Dec. 17.
The Injunction was secured by Mr.
W. C. Wolfe, of Orangeburg, representing
citizens of the proposed new
county opposed to its formation. Mr.
Wolfe went to Columbia from Or~
A UaPa.a Tnn
aii5cuui 5 auu appeal cu uciuic o uo~
tice Gary at chambers, presenting a
strong complaint, in which several
important points are made effecting
the' election laws of the entire state.
The order signed by Justice Gary
leaves the date blank for hearing the
tase but it will be argued before the
entire supreme court in time for it
to be settled before the date fixed
for the election.
The Court Order.
The order is as follows:
"State of South Carolina, county
of Orangeburg, in the supreme court.
A. R. Parler, D. H. Rush, A. C.
Smith. E. F. Irick, .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. Bowman,
Jr., and T. J. Hart, as commissioners
of state and county election
for Orangeburg 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
aach 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,
the election upon the question of
forming or creating a proposed new
county as complained of in the complaint
herein, from delivering the
alection boxes to the managers, or
any other act whatsoever doing or
attempting to do in connection there
w tn ; auu lllcll tuw ucicuuauio oau n
caise, if any they can, before the
3upreme court at its court room,
Columbia, S. C., on the blank day of
December, 1907, at 10 o'clock a. m.,
or as soon thereafter as counsel may
be heard, why this order should not
be made permanent and absolute."
Ground of the Complaint.
The complaint sets forth a number
ot grounds upon which the injunction
Is asked, but the principal ones are
as follows:
First, that the instructions sent out
to the managers declare that only
qualified electors residing within the
prescribed territory are registered at
precincts within the new county shall
vote, which cuts off qualified electors
who live within proposed new county
but whose precinets are outside that
territory. This is a conflict between
the constitution and the statute
which has already been passed on by
the Attorney General, but not by
the courts.
Secondly, that the registration
books of Orangeburg County have
not been revised within the period
prescribed Dy me cuuauiuuuu uuu
that as a matter of fact there is not
\ legal elector within the county.
If the court sustains this point it
will affect not Orangeburg county
alone, but the entire State, and will
not only vitilate all elections, but
will seriously interfere wth the work
if the courts, since only qualified
electors ean serve as purors.
Foud Parents Found Their Paughtei
In Gypsy Camp.
By a writ of habeas corpus Vantonio
Thompson and his wife, of
Los Angeles, Cal., Thursday secured
posession of their sixteen year old
daughter, Marie, from a band of
gypsies encamped on the outskirts
of St. Louis.
Disguised as gypsies themselves
they invaded the camp and found
their daughter. She threw herself
into her mother's arms, but a number
of the gypsies under the command
of King John seized the girl
and drove the parents away.
The parents then secured the writ,
Accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Banker,
they returned to the camp and
obtained the girl. Such bands as
these gypsies should not be allowed
to roam over the country.
' Ousted Methodist Minister Said He
Couldn't Resist Her.
[ Caught with his arms about a pretty
girl, whom he was kissing, the
R6V. i>l. ;>! Diea.st?, ui i UBtaiuuaa
Ala., a leading member of the Alabamac
onference. said he couldn'l
help her. He has been unfrockec
*ind expelled from thee church. He
1 is a married man. "I don't believe
any man could have helped doing a:
I did under the circumstances," sale
Bleaee. He is 40 years old. Mrs
kBlease blames the girl.
Labor Leaders And One of Them
Fatally Hurt
Was Waiting to See Gov. Guild
When Attacked.?Private Secretary
Grove Grappled With the
Maniac and With Others Overpowered
Him.?The Madman Recently
Released From An Asylum.
At Boston, Mass., on Thursday an
insane man walked into the anteroom
of the executive chamber of
the State House and finding Gov.
Guild's door closed, turned on three
prominent labor leaders and fired
three shots at them, probably fatally
wounding Edward Cohen of Lynn,
president of the State branch of the
American Federation of Labor; ser- ]
lously wounding Dennis D. Driscoll
of Boston, seqretary cf the same (
board, and injuring with the muz- <
zle of his evolver Arthur M. Huddel ]
of Boston, former president of the <
Central Labor union of that city. i
The insane man, who was John A. i
Steele of Everett, and who was re- i
leaced on parole last month from the i
Danvers insane asylum, was over- ;
powered _by Private Secretary Chas. ;
S. Grove and Gen. J. H. Whitney, <
chief of the State police.
Gov. Guild was in his office only a
few reet away ana rusmng out, assisted
in subduing Steele, then knelt
by Cohen's side an subsequently directed
the removal of the wounded
men to the hospital.
Cohen was shot twice through the
head and was in a critical conditiou
at the 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
unconscious. He recovered consciousness
half an hour later. Huddel's
wound was quickly dressed and will '
probably cause him little inconvenience.
The three labor leaders came to the
State house to meet the governor c
by appointment in regard to a pardon i
for A. M. Kennedy, of Salem, who is x
serving a sentence in the Essex house i
of correction. They reached the State i
house shortly after three o'clock and f
found that the governor was receiving
a delegation from Rhode Island. \
The three labor men were asked to i
wait in one or ine anie-ruuwo uum
the Rhode Island men should leave. (
All three were standing beside a long j
table conversing pleasantly when at c
the far end of the room Private Sec- t
retary Grove was dictating a letter j
to the executive stenographer.
Suddenly Steele appeared at the
door of the room from the hallway .
and without announcing his mission (
walked by the doorkeeper and Mes- (
senger Reed and then glanced to- j
ward Gov. Guild's room, which was (
about 20 feet away. The door was ,
closed, Steele turned around and ,
drawing a revolver, fired at Cohen, J
who was about six feet away. Cohen's ]
back was turned and the bullet
struck the back of the head directly
through, and came out at the forehead,
driving a great splash of blood
to the wall opposite and beside the (
picture of Abraham Lincoln. The
wounded man turned, only to receive
anchor hnllpt In the head, which also
passed completely through. Cohen
sank unconscious to the floor. Steele
then swung around and fired at Driscoll,
the bullet inflicting a severe
scalp wound. Drlscoll also fell unconscious
to the floor. Huddell. in
ittempting to close on the man, was
struck on the cheek by the muzzle of
'he revolver and knocked down. But
Steele made no attempt to fire again.
By this time Secretary Grove had
'eaped over a table and grabbed with
Steele and at the same moment, Gen.
Whitney, who had been summoned
to the Kentucky hearing, came
through the door and rushed to his
assistance, Huddel also jumped and
wrencjied the revolver away, while
one of the messengers dashed into
the governor's office and said: "They
are murdering people in the lobby."
The governor instantly went in*o
the lobby and helped Gen. Whitney,
Mr. Grove and Mr. Huddel push
Steele onto one of the sofas. Word
?-?>c wnt tn the office of the State po
lice In the basement and a force of
officers quickly reached the scene and
handcuffed Steele. In the meantime,
Gov. Guild had knelt by Cohen's side
and was wiping his facs tfith a hankerchief
and towels. Dr. Owen Copp,
chairman of the State board of insanity,
was summoned and he immediately
recognized Steele, having
had him under observation for more
| than five years in various State inj
sane asylums. Steele was then taken
i to hte office of the State police and
subsequently sent under a strong
guard to the Tombs.
! The doctor, after a hasty examina-^
> tion of Cohen and Driscoll, expressed
the opioion that the former's wounas
would probably prove fatal, but that
I Driscoll's wound was only a scalp
* wound.
} ;The two wounded men were con5
veyed to the Massachusetts General
1 hospital. Huddel was also taken to
i the hospital.
Sevefal of the State officials said
after the shooting that Steele was a
well known character to the board of
insanity-and that he had an Illusion
that he was not getting his rights,
fnr tvMpTi hp hplrl the efivftrnor re
Edward Cohen is one of the beet j
known labor leaders in Massachusetts.
He is married and has several
Dr. Driscoll is almost as prominent
in labor circles in the State.
Mr. Huddel is president of the
local Central Labor Union.
Steele, who is 37 years old, was released
from the Danvers insane asylum
Nov. 13, last, upon solicitation
of his mother, the institution's officials
believing that he had showed
almost positive signs of recovery. He
never showed any sign of violence
while In the asylum.
Wind Reaches Velocity of Sixty Miles
at Cape Henry.
The wind reached a minimum velocity
at Cape Henry in Thursday
night's coast storm of sixty miles an
hour. It blew from the northwest
and drove seaward rather than toward
shore any vessels that may have
been caught in Its teeth, but so far
no wrecks have been reported.
The wind at its hurricane velocity
carried before it everything movable
?n shore and it is feared that much
havoc was wrought at sea. The govsrnment's
seacoast telegraph wL^s
from Cape Henry southward are rot
ivorking and no word could be had
~ X7V*
iTOm me uape naueias octuuu. iw
.vord could be had from the Boston
racht Madleon, bound to Jacksonville
ind stranded in Roanoke sound, N. ,
"1 , I
Several of the big battleships
Some of the big battleships headjrn
ports doubtless had severe experiences
if caught within the radius
)f the gale.
The severity of the gale has caused
some anxiety to be felt for the safety
>f the six little vessels of the torjedo
flotilla bound for San Juan en,
oute to the Pacific coast, but with
;hree days' start the little vessels
lave probably gotten far enough
iway to escape the storm.
National Bank of Commerce of Kansas
City Goes Under.
The National Bank of Commerce
>f Kansas .City failed to open Its i
ioors and is now in the hands of a
lational bank examiner. The bank
s one of the oldest there, and Is the i
argest financial institution in the
The notice on the door says the
jank was closed by order of the
joard of directors. i
The directors and stockholders in- :
:lude some of the most prominent
nen in the city. The head of the
:learing house association expressed
he belief that the failure would not
nvolve any of the other Kansas City
When the statement of the Nationil
Bank of Commerce under the last
;all appeared, it showed that since
:he statement of August 22 aeposus
iad been reduced from close to
:hirty-five million dollars to $16,552,968.
The statement showed also
that the items of loans and discounts
had been cut down four million
Two small branches of the National
Bank of Commerce^ ithe Stock
Varde Bank of Commerce and the
Union Avenue Bank of Commerce,
also closed their doors.
Devised to Wipe Out a Burdensome
tuuriii i/cun
Thomas Vinnedge, a member of the
Baptist Church of Hope, Ind., has
devised a novel plan for wiping out
the debt against his church. He has
written to many persons throughout
the United States asking the donation
of a hog from each. His first
mail brought 30 replies. Among
those who have agreed to donate a
hog is Mayor Johnson of Cleveland.
One half of the sales money is to be
applied to the church debt, and the
other half remitted to those who
gave the hogs. It is expected that
at least 1,000 hogs will be received.
Workers in the Pennsylvania Tunnel
Were in Danger.
Eleven unconscious men were removed
from the New Jersey end of
the Pennsylvania tunnel, following a
fire in the tunnel at Homestead, N. J.
There were 150 men in the tunnel
whent hefir e began and the place
were filled with smoke. All but 11
fled to the surface, but their comrades
were overcome by the smoke
and were taken out by a rescuing
_______ I
One Woman Burned and Seven Firemen
One woman was killed and seven
firemen were overcome as the result
of two fires in New York on Thursday.
Mrs. Annie Linahan aged 76
was burned to death in a five story
brick tenement in East 17th Street.
Thirty others were rescued from
windows and fire escapes. Illuminating
gas nearlyc aused fhe death of
seven firemen who were fighting a
blaze in a store and office building.
I k
In Fearful Disaster in a West
Virginian Coal Mine.
'The Catastrophe Was the Result of a
Fearful Gas Explosion, Which
Bulled the Unfortunate Men Beneath
Tons of Coal, Rock and j
Other Debris.?Only Four of the \
Day Workers Alive.
Three charred and blackened bod- (
ies lying in the improvised morgue 1
prepared near the entrance to the
mine, fouT men hovering between ^
life and death from the awful bruises r
sustained and the deadly gases inhal- \
ed in a temporary hospital into one ?
of the companies buildings has been '
transformed, and 369 men imprison- t
ed by tons of coal, rock and debris in
the depths of the hills surrounding fi
the mining town of Monogah, W. Va., *
with the chances all against a single
one of them being alive, is the most ^
accurate summary obtainable of the n
result of a mine explosino Friday, f<
which in all probability was attended
by greater loss of life than any jj
disaster in the history of the bltumi- i,
nous coal mining industry of Amer- m
ica. oi
The explosion occurred shortly after
ten o'clock Friday. The full force
of 380 men had gone to work in the m
mines affected. These mines are s?
Nos. 6 and 8, of the Consolidated
Coal Company, located on opposite m
sides of the West Fork Riverat Mono- cc
gal, but merged in their underground w
workings by a heading, and on the tr
surface by a great steel tipple and r
bridge. The finding of the three tt
corpses and the four badly injured
men it the only reward for stren- th
uous and interupted work on the part fe
of the large rescuing forces that im- m
mediately set to work at every pos* ai
aible point. cc
The four living men are unable to ti
give any details in regard to the af
disaster or even explain how they
reached the surface. They state that ot
Immediately back of them when they tfc
began the frantics trugglef or liber- th
ty there was a large number of men vi
engaged in a similar struggle, while
still further back in the workings
there was a large number of whom
they knew nothing. ^
It is the opinion of the mine officials
and others familiar -with mining
that the seven men had not penetrated
as far as had the majority of Hi
the day shift when the explosion oc- m
cured, and that they headed for and ci
1 s it.- fho n i
reacneu mt? uicnu cun/ u&tviv ??uv u<
heavy cave-in that now blocks the c?
entrance more than a hundred feet di
beyond the mainsopening of the mine p<
No. 6. ui
As to the miners referred to by is
the rescued men as having been alive tt
when last seen, It is believed that tl
thy were caught back of a heavy ti
cave-in of coal and mine roof, and
that they could not have survived st
more than a few minutes in the is
deadly gases with which the entry o1
filled as soon as the ventilating sys- fc
tern was interrupted. There is more d:
hope for those in more remote sec- ti
tions of the mine as they may have b:
reachedw orkings where fresh air is a!
supplied by other openings. ei
Evidencing the terrific force of the Is
explosion, props in the entry of No. $
6 mine supporting the roof were not tl
only shattered and torn from their p
position, but were blown out of the tl
entry andt o the opposite side of a
the river. o
Other evidence of the force is o
shown in every section of the mines g
that has been reached by the res- a
cuers. Huge quantities of coal and e<
' -.1 J U n.
rocK nave Deen looseueu auu uun^u o.
into every opening, and all the un- fl
derground structure is wrecked be- ti
yond semblance of its original shape.
The entry of No. 6 mine, 300 feet
from the mouth, is piled high with
the wreckage of two strings of cars ^
and two electric motors. Some of the
rescuers have climbed over this and
found dead bodies beyond, but have
made no attempt to remove them to ti
the surface, partly because it would Ii
be almost impossible to carry the c
bodies over the debris, but more par- tl
ticularly because they do not want c
to lose any time in reaching other a
sections of the mine, where it is
possible men still living may be im- o
I prisoned. b
The cars are being righted as fast c
as possible' and removed from the d
entry together with all other ob- c
structions. All of the heading lead- a
ine off from the main entry are be
ing cut off by canvass and barricaded a
as last as they are removed by the c
relief workers, so that the innermost d
workings of the mine may be given v
the benefit of the ventilating system t
to sustain any that may be yet living ii
and make possible an early explora- u
tion of these workings.
Wives and mothers and sweet- t
hearts, together with children and t
members of the stronger sex, move *
from place to place, vainly seeking a
information and making no attempt e
to conceal the grief that overwhelms t
In Speeches at Tremont and Chicago
on Friday.
Bryan Expresses The Opinion That |
Roosevelt is the Only Republican
Who Can Be Elected.
A dispatch from Tremont, 111., 1
Bays William Jennings Bryan opened
his Illinois campaign for the nomination
for the Presidency on the
Democratic ticket there on Friday
light in two rousing speeches, delivered
berore mass meetings, and
later at a Banquet at which nearly
700 prominent Northern Illinois Dem>crats
assembled. Mr. Bryan spoke
>n the "Vindication of the Democrat- t
c Platform since 1896." t
"The Republican party," said Mr. fl
3ryan, "has been Steadily falling t
rom popularity, until to-day but one a
nan can win the Presidency, one 0
vho will break away from precedent q
md accept a third term, and one w
/ho has only gained his popularity n
y taking for his issue planks from f,
he Republican platform.
He pointed out that the present
nancial stringency was the result of C]
iirning down Democracy's bimetall- j8
jm Issue and declared the trusts, ^
iriff and labor arbitration problems ^
rere being solved according to the
nes embraced in Democratic platjrms.
Speaks at Chicago. g(
A *
xx uiopaiv/u ii um vuitagu Day a rv IIam
Jennings Bryan Friday at a ,,
incheon given by the Iroquois Club J
iade a notable speech, the keynote f
f which was harmony. s
"Where an agreement has been f.
mched among men as to what ought
i be done there should be forgetful- ^
3ss for the past," he said, and his
sntiment was applaudued.
"Men should have good forgetting
achines so far as Individuals are
mcerned. 'Forgive us our debts as c*
e forgive our debters' is a good doc- ?
lne to follow. Resentment and r
ivenue are the most foolish of ca
lings." J"
Men who heard the words took
iem to mean that Mr. Bryan's dlf- '
irences with National Committeean
Roger C. Sullivan are at an end, ?
id that there will be no Anti-Bryan ?
rntest. Mr. Sullivan has declared
lat he will not renew the strife j
Mr. Bryan declared that the Dem- jj
:ratic party is more united today
tan it has been for years, whereas
le Republicans, he asserted, are dided"
olunibia Police Warns Merchants n
Against This Fellow. or
The State says that Chief of Po- ??
ce Carthcart desires to warn the ?
erchants of this State against a
ook whose operations are entirely
jw in this section. The man sue- ?
issfully worked his game the other "*
ly and the police authorities exjet
him to attempt It again on some
isuspecting merchant. His identity ^
so far an unknown quantity and
le police will have to depend upon
le merchants to help effect his cap- \
The modus operandi of this my- 0
erious knight of the swindler's art
as follows: He will call a merchant ed
?er the 'phone and give an order
>r certain articles of merchandise,
irecting that they be sent to a cer- of
tin number. This is accompanied ?a
y a request that the bill be sent
long with the goods;' also the nec- L
jsary change for a Ave or ten dolir
bill. For instance, he will order Al
2 worth of merchandise and ask
lat $3 be sent along as change, exlaining
that he has nothing less
lan a five dollar bill. The goods ct
nd the required change are sent Y(
ut and the mysterious stranger is fa
n hand at the number Indicated. He
ets the goods and the change, hands ^
note to the messenger, supposedly fll
Dntainlng the $5 bill, and the mesenger
goes back to the store to tj(
nd that he has been worke Vto the ^
inp r>f S5.
Hiile Stealing a Ride on a Freight
Train. di
As the result of a derailment on a
restle over a small creek just beow
the station of Blalrs, twelve '
ars of freight train No. 54 jumped .
he track and six cars crashed to the 5
reek below tearing down the trestle
nd killing three men.
The accident occurred about four T:
'clock Wednesday morning, the train
eing bound for Columbia, and in .
harge of Engineer Bird and Conuctor
Summers. As none of the n
-aw TL-aa in lured it was understood
nd reported that no one was hurt, l.
However, when the wrecking train r,,
rrived and the derrick lifted some
if the wrecked cars, beneath the m
ebris were found the bodies of three tt
rhite men.. Two of them were iden- w
ified as the Queen brothers of Un- m
an, and the other as Gray, whose jj
iarents reside in Augusta, Ha.
hem. But little news can be given o1
hem and such as they do get is bad. m
?o one Is encouraged to hope that bi
ny one in the mine has survived the di
xplosion and the suffocating gas tc
hat thereafter filled the mines.- a<
Explosions Kills Forty-Seven Minors
at Naomi, Pa.
V.nd Are Being Brought to th? Sor*
fn/>A hr tho nMraan Ma
Been at Work Ever Since The
Terrible Catastrophe Happened Om
Last Sunday Evening Without the
Slightest Warning to the People,
A dispatch from Naomi, Pa., says
he fate of the American and fortywo
foreign miners, while not deinltely
known, was pretty well esabllshed
by the finding of a body at
mine pump near the 22nd entry
f the Naomi mine of the United
!oal company at Payette City, in
rhlch an explosion occurred Sunday
ight. The man had died from inflation.
Judging from the two Natalities
lus far known, both having been
lused by poisonous gas fumes. It
i almost certain that the forty-seven
liners still entombed in the mine
ave succumbed to the deadly after \ j
Slowly winding their way around
deep spiral stairway which leads
>wn into the main heading of the
ines, rescuers are carrying to day?ht
the bodies of the men who met
jath in a terrific explosion whloh
look surrounding villages.
The rescuers began carrying up
e bodies at 10 o'clock and the reains
of 35 victims have been locatI
and carried to the foot of the
airway at that time.
By noon all the victims will have
ten taken to the,surface. All prfciutlons
are taken to prevent grief*
rlcken mothers, wives and children
om viewing the bodies until they
n be made more presentable. In
sarly all instances the bodies caa
i Identified.
If the best Information obtainable
bourne out, the remainder of the
dies will be found in some of the
Sheetings or butt entries which
ive l 1 so far found Impassible.
[ger Kills Polar Bear at Oirctos
A dispatch from Tlmmonsvllle to
e State says duringt he progress of
e pe'*- mance presented there
iursda> afternoon at the wild anlal
show which is being offered by
e Johnny Jones Exposition shows
ie of the most sensational battles
death known to animal history
ok place. While one of the acts
is taking place, in which Herr von
aldo, the noted German trainer,
Ters four African lions, two Bengal
jers and two Polar bears, all perrming
together, Romeo, one of tht
g tigers, became angered and
tunced upon one of the Polar bears,
fter a terrible battle the tiger suseded
in sinking its fangs Into the
igular vein of the Polar bear,
hich died almost instantly. The
her animals became enraged by the
ent of blood and von Waldo show[
great bravery at the risk of his
vn life in subduing them. The Polar
iar was valued at $2,000, being one
the largest and best trained in
ptivity. The fight was witnessed
' hundreds of spectators.
Lice Faints When Last of Twelve If
Yanked Oat.
Alice, a nine-month-old leopard
ib in the Central Park Zoo, New
ork, had 12 teeth extracted and
inted under the operation. The
sepers had noticed for several days
iat Alice did not seem wel' and
iallv she refused to eat.
Investigation showed that the lite
leopard's baby teeth In the lower
,w had not been shed and that the
irmanent teeth had grown in freiit
f them. ^
Several dentists were telephoned
ir to draw the teeth, but none re>onded
to the call, so the keeper
ew them himself. When the last
le came out Alice fainted, and sev al
large drinks of brandy were retired
to revive her. She soon revered
and the keepers say she will
i in her usual spirits in a few day*.
ried to Stab a Hog and Killed a
E. E. Prinze, a farmer living about
tree miles north of Cairo, Ga., while _
[lling hogs Monday, assisted by Jim
ewis, a negro, accidentally stabbed
ewls. They had hit a hog in the
sad and both men caught the anial
to stab him. Mr. Prince holding
te knife. Just as he stabbed the hog,
hlch wa sa very large one, the hog
ade a lounge backward, throwing
t. Prince who held the knife in hie
and back on the negro. As he
ill the knife struck the negro just
i-er the heart and penetrated in.
Medical assistance was summoned
lit before it arrived the negro was
sad. The negro made a statement
i the effect that his stabbing was an
:cident before he died.
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