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'"n.c- r bidnhy auoan.i I 1'honilKTOR, j ARDMOKM INI). TttIL SlWDAY MOWNIN.i, hKmillKK L'7. 1!M)3 (SUBSGPIPTI01I. ISA TfAR M'M MKU 41 mil AWFUL SACRIFICE .OF' LIFE f V RAiLROAD WRECK, IN A Baltimore and Ohio Limited Plungea Into Obstruction With" Awful 3ec rHIce of Life Sickening Sccno Witnessed Dooty Secured. ContiGllsvillo, Pa.. lr .' 21. With a lurrldc crash the Dti Qucsno limited Iho fastest, throunh pawmgpr train from Pittsburg to New York on the U & O., plowed Into a pile of lumi; at Laurel Ilun, two mile we"' of Dawson at 7:15 o'clock last tilskt Tho train left Puttsburg, running a few nilnut.CH late, In charge ir n noor Win. Thornley of Connellsville. When approaching laurel Rim, which Is a particular fino pleoo of roadbed, tho trnfn wan running nt a high raie of Kneed. Sit.lrtcnly the passengers wern thrown from their seats b tho lightning-like, application of tho ntr brakes, and a moment later there was a terrible crash. Tho train was made nn of two baggage ears, two day coaches,- ono fllcepor and one dining ear. and at Uic time was carrying at lowest ostlmato 1D0 paBsengors. The train plowed along for considerable .tiotor. nnii iho cars were torn in ulcccs. passengers Jumping, scream Inc. falling from tho wreck as It toro along. Suddenly tho engine swerved to the left and tho coaehos plunged down over tho ombankmeuttothoedgo of tho -Monongahela river. The mo mcnt the cars stopped rolling there was a wild scene. Many pass-tigers wore pinioned beneath the wreoknge, and tho screams and cries that rent the air wore boyond description, i Many woro injured in uicir rami ( cltcmcnt and plunged into thu river. Others, pinioned beneath tho heavy timbers, pleaded In agonized tones tor release. So terrific was the forco of tho wreck that nearly every pas senger suffered a moment's uncon sciousness and many of the able-bodied men were unablo to assist helping tho Injured from the wreck on account of having fainted. Connellsville, Pa., Dec. 24. A sinn ing up of the results of last night's wreck of tho Du Quesne limited on the li. & O. shows that sixty-four per sons were killed and nine Injured AH 1 ut a few of the sixty-four bodies have been Identified and those who aro slUl tnknown will he laid away in Hill (rove cemetery at dawn of C.tiist mas morning. Much money was found on tho iir Hons of tho unidentified T'ebtiy ewed In a bolt on one forolgne, was found more than $401). Sums rt'Si'ig trrin $100 to 3iM) wore found .i v to ol nl persons. All have been . t in a mink. Many victims or the wreck were robbed of money. Jewels and Christ mas presents which they woro taking .i mint Ives and friends rrom Pitts burg. Many rings woro taken rrom the Oncers cf corpses. Hobbers woro on tho scone oarly, om I before many of tho roscuors had nrrlxcui they had (.retired considerable booty, much of which consisted of baggage and hand bags that had been tossed about nic cars. Many 'Connellsville people h.ul boon In Pittsburg yesterday buying Christmas presents are missing. Tho Jury is now viewing tho bodies and taking ovldcnco as to the cause of tho disaster. Superintendent .1. l Irwin of tho D. & O. .declares tho blame of tTio wreck must be fattened on the persons who loaded tho ties on tho llntcar. His story Is that tho Makes at tho side of tho car wore weak and gavo way under tho tontlon when tho car rounded tho curve. Mr. Irwin says there Is no truth In the ru mor that train-wreckers derailed the train. PROPHECY OF ILL Comes From Mouth of 3-months-Old Babe Then Dies. London, Dec. 26. An extraordinary htory comes Trom Pcnrhyn, In Wales. The wife of a quarryihan was bath ing her -a-moths-olrt babe, whon she was thut 'crstruck to hear the child wiy pin in Welsh. "Noxt year will bo a terrible year, mother." Tho mother rushed in terror to tho next door and told what she bnd heard tr a neighbor, who ran Immediately Kick, picked up thu Infant, and. as -be soothed and caressed It, coaxing- ! nsked it If It hart told its mother that next year would Ik- a trrttlil" year To lior astonishment, the child looked at her and sail "Yon and fell back dead. , The ftory ha been cjiscusseit fur and wide, and Uio two women have icon uioefl-quosUoned' without vshak lie their story. At Ponrhyn. where tho people are rather primitive and religion, there lis much foreboding. THE DELAWARE CLAIM. Senator Jones Has Conference at Tulsa With Numbers of Tribe. Tulsa. I. T.. Dec. 2ti. Senator Jas. K. Jones or Arknnsas Is In town to day conferring wltli Goorge Uullott nnd other loading Delaware relative to tho Delaware claim against the tho Cherokee Nation, now ponding lie- ore the Dawes orwmlsston. The case cnnie up ror a neuritis iworc me commission at Muskogee Tuesday. The ruling of the comuilssloii whs ad verse to the Delaware, and steps being taken tl reverse H. The controversy Is relative to the basis for segregation of Delaware tatid in tho Cherokee Nation. The Delaware claim that tboy bought 1H acres of land each when they becanio citizens of Bald' nation Tho Chore l;ees contend that the DelawnroB should share equally with the Chero fcees. Tho standard allotment of the latter Is about fiO acres per capita Miss Grantly in Romantic Drama. Patrons of the theator who have be come- tired of tho worthless frivolity which abounds In a great many of the so-called theatrical attractions of tho day, will find rest and recreation In the performance of "In tin- Palace or tho King" at the Roblson opera house ou Monday night. New York, where it ran for 200 .ights. endorsed it highly, and metropolitan opinion hos been backed" by tho approval of every city where It has been seen. In addition to tho delightful play. patron8 or ti,e theater will have op- portnnlty of passing Judgment upon ii young star whoso claim to recogni tion nB a work exponent of dramatic art seems unquestionable. MIbs Helen Grantly, By her work In tho rolo or Dolores In "In the Palace of .the King" lias made for herself a con spicuous position In tho ranks of America's host players. Sho will bo supported by an' exceptionally compi' tent company. Girls' Vicious Assault. Hazoltou. Pa.. Dec. 2G. A strike of 300 girls omployod li the Duplan silk mill hero has resulted In a riotous at tack upon sixteen female strike break crs. Tho affray took place nenr the city hall. Tho giiU employed in tho mill quit three weeks ago and efforts woro being made to 1111 their places. Sixteen xlrls were bolng escorted through the streets to the mill by the chief of pollco and a pntrolninn when 200 strikers fell upon th?ni. Sheriff Jacobs and seven deputies who were on guard at tho mill hsntouod to tho scone and charged tlto mob. but they were as poworless to copo with the strikers as the two policemen. Tho officers did not care to draw Iholr club on the girls and the disorder continued nearly an hour. Finally tho -crowd was dispersed and tho strlkors wore chased to their homes. Iowa Indians Want Money. Guthrie. Ok.. Dec. 2C The Iowa Indians aro again demanding from tho governniont the several thousand dollars from which they ran away about thlity yenrs ago. A few days before tho money arrived for them on tho Nomaha ilvor. on the Kansas-No hrnska line, most or liiein departed for tho Indian Territory. They flnolly reached the Sac and Fox agency, and would have Htnrvod or frozen to .death It tlreiv formar neighlmrs, tho Sacs and Fos. bnd not tuken pity on them and hclpod them until tboy recolvod aid from the gov eminent. Now they aro again after the annuity tboy ran away from Inns ago- Total Cotton Receipts. The cotton receipts for the week has been light, owing to I lie holidays, nearly all the farmori. eelng a homo wjth tlielr families. Wo were unable to got the recruits hibt night by yards, but loarned that there wore 573 bales received (Piling the week, against SOU the veek be fore. Last Saturday night (!)! -Miibo 19) wo had received 20,421 baloi, ail ding to that 579 received the- par.i wuok, wo have 21,000 bales for th B(!nacn. A good place for a man to carry Uie leek of his wlfo's hair Is In his pocket look and his letters In his cigar case A HOME SHROUDED IN GLOOM 'WHEN" JOY' REIGNED 'AROAD. On Clear Christmas Morning Death Called and Claimed Its Victim. The End of a Busy nnd Useful Life Funeral Today. In the midst of the Christmas fentlv. ltios when the fires of happiness burn ei! the brightest of any season of th year. Death stalked abroad and claim ei! for Its victims one of Ardmoro's most respected citizens, and It be comes our sail duly this niortiiiift n ihronlcle fhe death of Max Muiui.h hoimer, who dearted this life nt 9:2ft Christ mas morning. Mr. Munsesheiinpr took 111 alioiit a week ago and a complication of tho heart passed him beyond the skill of the medical fraternity. Tuesda'y and Wednesday bis condition was report ed somewhat bettor, but his revival created only a falso hope and admit ted cheer and sunshine Into hl hnppy homo only a fow hours bofore the last cloud ot death nnd evetlasting disappointment settled upon the home. Deceased loaves a wife, five grown cli'l-'ren and a host of friends tomouin his ioss. His children are Miss Irene Isa and Willie, who are still at homo; Mis. Simon Westhelmer of Marietta, I T.. and Mrs. Morris Sass of Now York city. With tho exception of the tatter the entire family was at his bedside when I he end came. Mrs. Sa&R arrived yesterday an 1 will he present today at the funeral. The re mains will bo taken this morning to Gainesville. Texas. Interment will bo hail In the Hebrew cemetery In that city. A largo delegation of relatives, Masons nnd friends will accompany the remains fiom here. The funeral will bo held under the nusplces of tho Masonic fraternity and will bo con tacted by Dr. Yledell of Denlson, Texas. Max Muiizcsheliiier nad reached tho ago of Ti7 years. Ho came here lifteen years ago from Jefferson, Texas, and embarked In the mercantile business Ir. tho Iron store. Tho business was a gigantic ono and while the old Iron stoio hns passed Into other hands and Is now vacant, It Is ono of tho old landmarks of the town that Is known b more people than any other spot In the city. When Mr. Munzeshelnier gave up this business lie embarked in the wholesale commission business and represented a large number of wholosale dry goods Arms. Success marked his business career, and his homo is one of tho most handsome in the city. He was a true friend and a congenial gentleman, who alwnys look ed at the blight side or life, and bis capacity for the enjoyment or lire was equaled by very row people. rims a life lull of sunshine and full o" cheerfulness has been removed. Tho entire city mourns his loss nnd his family Is lot t broken-Hearted. He was a man who was popular with all classes, neither sought nor despised honors and when tho matter of send ing a delegate to Washington was be ing discussed recently his name was frequently mentioned by his friends ns being a unliable man to sent:. A special irnln for the funonil pro cession will lonvo here over the Santa Ke promptly ill 9:-ir. o'clock and will arrive hack hire at 5 o'clock this af ternoon. Tho funeral will take plate direct from the Santa I'o depot. At a mooting of the Masonic IoiIro last night, Henry M. Kiirnitin was ap jointed mtistnr or ceremoniw Tor ihe occasion y the runerul. W. F. Whit tinglon was appointed mnrshal. and the following members were desinat tl pall hearers: W. A. Woher'on II. W. Dick. .1. T. Colomu.i S T, Rledsoo. Frank llutt. A. W. Dmiiiaui Iienry llaum. Morris HaiT a At Uielr mooting last uig'ii tl K'lki- nppointod the rollowing ucuitberH us representatives: .1. (3. Anorn-'tby, Joe i lleikHhlie. Bd Itlnger, .1. fl. Wall. W. A. Wolverton. Don lic;. S. T Bledsoe. It. I.. Sanders and two "their. Many members from both .b. r iters will accompntiy the xmnliin to (iilnesvlllo. Local Cotton Market. Thoro hns boon no inorkt.' cin m Thursday, tho 24th, and hem- iho samo prices prevailed yesterday .is- did Thursday, from 12 1-2 to 1.1 ten; Tho receipts woro light yesto-.'.ay. Oh what a tangled web men weavo when first they practice to believe AND . PROSPECTS ARE GLITTER ilNO'THAT IT WILL SOON GOME. Something Must Arise to Smother the Growing Sentiment Against the Administration at the Capital. Bleed Will Cover Defsets. TV the Ardmorelto. Washington. Dee. 2. The president now needs a war In his business, and events are so lieina; shaped that there I.1 a prospect or a (oIIIfIoo between too United State, marines and Colom bian troops before tin- close of the year. Bulked in the s nate by opposition to the Panama treaty, with a prospect of a connivance of the administration I :i Ok first revolution nolng exposed, if up to the white house forces to do something Htreiiuoiis. I Hood letting makes people fnreet shady diplomncy nnd academic debates, ami in n small war all the difficulties now lir the Panama situation may be polvod. i The president is chagrined at tho spoech of Senator Hour and the reso lution of Morgan, which measured his part In the Panama business like unto that played by a snwll town deputy shoriff or a cheap fakir. Hack oT Hour and Morgan the op position 'to halr-tnggor diplomacy has cryHtHllzeil. The Popama treaty niado between Hay and a lot of American railroad employes in Pauauin Is in Imminent danger of defeat. Henco tho necessity for a diversion and Cint most handy is a war with Colombia. If tho Colombian's tan no irritated Into nssiilllng American sol tilers nun more is a iignt. then up with the cry of "My country. rlgTit or vrong, my country," and with hented ldood we will lick the life out of the Colombians and annex Panama ns war measure. Tho president will then stand out as the war lord of the woMorti hemisphere. Five hundred Colomhlnn troops nro reported near tho Gulf of Darlon. Tho Gulf of Dark n is 300 miles from Co lon. The Colombians arc In their own territory. They could not get to Colon or Panama overland In throo montliF They aro Illy armed and a platoon of New York policemen could run thorn Into the sea. The presence or those troops, .how vcr. unloosed the war dogs. Half Uie battleships and cruisois are :n Southern waters, and other war meas ures .nro being pushed. If Columbia then will kltiilly inviule Panama. territory or get Into a melee with some of our marines around tho Gull' or Darien, tho president's war with tho senate will bo touveiti il Into a war with Colombia. Then as a war measure the Isthmus can bo annexed, and when our hlcod i. hot the senate will as a matter or ctiiuso rntiry the act or annexation. Tho equity or this plan the cost In death and money are not considered. Thu hair brained and those ohsossod. with strenttoslty never consider nines like those. H. B. SPAULDINK SPEAKS. Says the Creek Nation Democrats Are Opposed to Union With Oklahoma. Hon. II. 11. Spaiildlug, Democratic national ccmmltleeman for Indian Teuiiory. niflrcliant prince and ox mayor or Muskogee, wns here yester day en route- to Deulson, Texas. What about tho newspaper reports that the Ifc-mociatH In tho Crook Na Hon are turret ly favoring the lleve ridge absorption bill?" asked a Capl tal representative. "Suab tepoits aro nothing short of 'hot air, replied Mr. Spatildlng. "Our IMcrty. as well as the public In gen- otal, Is not paying much attention to tbe threat. It is also a mistake to as sume that the Creek Nation Is Re publicans for personal observation pioiupts me to claim a clear Demo oratlo majority. The towns outside of Muskogee aro reliably Democratic At Chccotnh there are but very fow Republicans. Okmulgeo is about tho same as is Wagoner. The Itepubll cans cannot llguro on a very heavy support , in the Creek Nation outside o' tho' Federal olllclnls and negroes Tho Indians will be Democrats. Wo of tho Creek Nation nro opposed to this absorption scheme, first, last nnd all the time, and If there Is any senti ment favorablo to It surely it comes from the Republicans." "What about national polltcs?" ' Well. 1 think the Democrats have ei. excellent chance of ' winning If .Km.novalt Is nominated. Just who we will naftio Is, of course, ti question soitiswhnt hoyond us all, but I nin In clined to believe that It will ho either CTnrman or Utidga Parker. I have en tertained hopes ot Hill bolng the nomi nee, but It seems like Parker or Gor man this time. No, 1 do not view the Hearst boom seriously. There will he n meeting- or the national commit tee at Washington January 12. 1 wilt attend and return to the territory In time to attend the executive commit tee meeting nt South McAlester Jan uary 19. At tho Washington meeting he selection or the place or holding the national convention will be made. Personally, I fawr St. Louis, provid- d nhn makes Urn right kind of offer. "When the territorial committer meets January 19, It Is prolmhta that be Muskogee Democratic club will i.ioscnt ii resolution protesting ugaiust tbe restrictions being placed ir lamb- In the Greek Nnlloii by the interior department. We will ask the organisation to adopt this resolu lutluu. Tho intention seems to be to secure) expressions from every rep leseutatlve body of moil that assem bios In the territory on this Important subject. What we demand Is tho re moval of tho ristrlcUon. South McAlostur Capital. First in Territory. Drs. Ilnrdy & McNeosliave avuM'd the contract for Installing the ste.nn boating npparatus in their A-tnlinr!tti:i to Weeks Hros. This will bo the flrit steam boating machinery 1ns:-.l'o i in the Territory. Tho plumbing Aorlt necessary to the equipment of the building was also awarded 'o Weeks Hros. Epworth League Christmas. .Christmas evening marked a very iinppy gathering of the Kpworth League at tho handsome new home of Mr. and Mrs. It. W. Uandoi. More than a hundred Leaguers were pres ent to enjoy the evening In soclnl mer- linient. Refreshments were served nnd the party repaired to their home after Mr. Webb had taken a number o flash light pictures of the happy group. Turned the Old Man Out Somo tlmo last summer A. J. Hoff man, who lived near Provence, shot hlmseir In tho sldo or tho head with a shot gnu. Tho peoplo. thought nt the line that It was done with suicidal utent. On or about that time, too, hi was charged wlh committing an assault on soiim niombcr of tho fam ily, and he was arrested and put In Jail. At Uie time of tile lucurccration the old mans ml ml was undoubtedly un balanced, and his trial was put off from time- to time hoping that he would get better, in which event tho liulgo intended to turn bltn loose. Yesterday aftoinonu bis friends came Willi money to semi mm 10 Inuston. Texas, and Hoffman wns re leased. Attention, Masons. Ml MnsotiK are requested to meet In the ball at 8:15 o'clock this morn- rig, when the monikers will March to the housu and take charge of the remains cf our departed brother, Max Munstosholnior. All who are pot mom hers wishing to go to Gaiucsvutc cr.n do so. and are kindly asked to go along. Tho faro for tho round trip will be $1.20. The train will leave here at 9: ICin the morning and will leave Galnosvlllo returning .it 2 PiO o'clock in the afternoon. A. H, PALMHR. W. M. (1. II. lmUCH, See. The Salvation War Cry. Tho Salvation Army tire ontorlng a contost for the sole of the Christmas numbor of tho War Cry. A cash prize o $60 Is offered to the corps that sells tho largest numbor . All friends are listed to purchase sevoral copies and help swell the number. A bountiful 8iipplomoiit with each copy. Tho child Christ loading tho children of the na Hon was plannod by Mrs. Ilooth Tuck or, who was recently killed In n rail it nd wreck. A Dad Accident, .Master Uluford Dfivldson. ota.p. year old son of Mrs. II. 1). Davids, a. wns kicked on the Jaw by a horse ister lay afternoon. The attendl.M phyai elan says that the under Jaw ..: bro ken and a part of the uppn- Jav a klckod entirely off. It'h a wise man who says nothing at the right time. The girl witli tho dreamy eyes- may Mill be very wldo awake. TEXAS DUSINESS MAN PLACES THE SENATOR IN NOMINATION. Can Carry New York In Walk Says Roosevelt is the Weakest Man the Republicans Can Put Out. ' Conservative Man Wins. Houston, Texas, Deo. 25. Hon J, II. Klrby arrived in the city early this morning from New York nnd, after spending tho day la the city left tonight for Chester, iiure ho has been called to tho bedside of his mother, who Is vory 111. Mr. Klrby submitted to nn intoiw ir on the political outtcok. With refi-r once to his reported cnnilitlnr for too vice presidency. Mr. Klrby talked a rollnws: "1 nm not a candidate for anything but tho success or Texas enterprises with which I am Identified. I am not In politics, and do not want, neither would I accept auy otllco within tho gift of tho peoplo. Hoosevolt Is the weakest man tho Republican Kirty can put up. Any conservative Democrat In whom t'" country hns conlldcuoo enn triumph In 1901. I am for Joseph W. Ilalloy of Texas for tho presidency fcr ilrst choice. Notwithstanding that he i an Intenso Southerner and Inclined to bo piignaeioiiB, he Is considered aeon sorvatlve man, and if nominated could win. If llailoy could not get the nom Inatlon, then I am for Judge Gray of Delaware, Judge Parker of Now York or Senator Gormnn of Maryland -tlieso gentlonion In the ordor namod. The next campaign has promising o,v portunltleo. Now York haa always been vous d ered a pivotal state, and Is considered as such today. There are lOO.t'91) Southerners In Hint state who could net bo induced to vote for UoorovcU, though a great many of them voted for MfKlnley. New York Is safp w.th ny one of the four high grade mua I have mentioned. Ilalloy ould r.ir- Now York in a walk. It is duo to Mr. Ilalloy to mention TiIb namo la connection with tho presidency for tho reason that ho Is the greatest man In tho Democratic party considered aa such by thinking inch aud tha' mi ami that he Is the greatest man In Amur- ca." With reference to the report which gained wido circulation somo months ago that Mr. Ilalloy. would likely re move from Toxtis to New York, Mr. Klrby Inughod nt the Idea of such a thing, stntlng Hint ho had never for a moment considered any such move. Prisoners Thankful. We tho motnbers of the ChrUttatt lSndctv'or society wlio -arc conflnod lu the Ardmore Jail, desire to tender our thanks inrougii tlio columns or tho Ardmorolto to Rov. and Mrs. O. T. Illnck for their Christmas renn m- brance to each of us lu the way ot nice gilts of fruit and confection, which were thoroughly enjoyed by about 100 moil who are member ot tho society. The C. B. mcmbeis and many others confined In Jail feel trjly grateful to Ilev. and Mrs. Ulvk anC wvh for thorn much prvi,rity !n t eir Christian work, u p-vUt prd stcre. nnd store. PRISONERS IN JAII Ardmore, D3 2d, 1901. Whitson Held for Murder. Yesterday Ihe trial of II. H. Whit son, charged with the murder ot James Spratt a few weeks ago by fa tally cutting him with a knife, was completed, and the defendant denied tall, charged with murder. Commis sioner Robuett recommended tat the defendant b allowed tarn lor i.i.i iiclaiighter. A Religious Revival. Rev. J. 1.. Keller, pastor of toe First linptlst church, will begin a seiU- ot revival meetings nt his church today. Two services will bo held each day fur two woolu or longer. The pastor wilt bo assisted by Rev. R. E. Ij. Farutor of Maiigum, Okla., a strong spiritual pioneher. Tho co-operation of all Christian people Is urged and nil mudo welcome. Will Preach at Court House. Rev. G. T. Rlnck will preach tiUs afternoon at 3 o'clock at the United States court house. The services will be held especially for working mea, but all will be welcome.