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THE METALS CIrANCES to get the Weather
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InterMountain Republican SALT LAKE CITY UTAH SUNDAY NOV 14 1909 Price 5 Cents S B1t Vol Lake 167 No Herald 71
Vol 15 No 95
Entrance t Mine Sealed and
No Hope for Those En
tombed Below
Cherry Ill Nov I5At least 400 men were killed today by an ex
plosion in the St Paul Coal company mine here
This estimate was made tonight by mine officials after a careful cal
culation of the disaster
Only twelve bodies had been recovered up to a late hour Mine Su
perintendent James Steele declare five hours after the explosion it was
almost impossible that any of the miners could escape The mine has a
day shift of 484 men Of these a few left the mine at noon Twentyrive
are known to have escaped after the fire broke out The others doubt
less are dead
The entrance to the mine was sealed up in the hope of checking the
flames Despite the efforts of officials and scores of volunteer assist
ants it seemed assured that only bodies of tIle dead would be taken from
the mine
rnUI tomorrow when the CDverlng
wIl be removed and rescuers endeavor
to penetrate the smoke and gaschoked
flt1att and veins no certainty as to the
fate of the Inmates can be learned
The fire causing the explosion which
rray prove one of the greatest trage
dlall In the list of mine horrors had an
crlgln almost trivial A pUe of hay
allowed to smoulder too long finally
Ignited the timbers of the mine and
before the workers reallaed their dan
ger the mine was filled with smoke
gases and flames and all exit was im
Great heroism was shown by offl
daIs and reidents of Cherry These
men who were outside Ute mine when
the fire started contributed five to
the list of the twelve known dead by
ruhlng Into the mine trying to save
tle doomed men
Gave Their Lives for Others
Alexander Norberg a pit man gave
his Bfe unhesitatingly In a futile cf
tott to save those of his comrades who
rtsied their lives with him Standing
Vt te bottom of the shaft he carried
L11 Iodtes or four men Into the cage
the cnly Wby of escape As th ehtst
t fL carried In he fell unconscious
if I < S the body He was deaq tB were
to Jis companions when the cage had
h 1 lifted to the top
I ce who went into the pit With
wetaha HsuiIr gJlp9 IUAO1fr
ttuflt John Flood and w4ne Lewfa
J C nants of Cherry and Dominic
r nfnll
lIr W Howe a physician ot the city
w had tried to go with the men when
hv descended the cage had been
llst out of the cage by Bund who
They will need you at the top If
we get anyone out No UBe risking
cIr life down here
The phyaleafl vainly sought to re
vhc the men when they were carried to
hlr a few minutes later
At the entrdnce of the shaft hundreds
of screaming women weeping children
anl frantic but helpless men crowded
abut A few survivors f ere sur
rcdd by groups of women and their
answers to the loudly shrieked In
q0 rlrs only added to the horror
Almost to a man they declared that
tl pre was no hope for those left be
Jlnd In the mine Almost 200 of the
r 1 Imprisoned they declared were
h the third vein the only entrance to
w hh was from the second vein 500
tt from the main shaft of the pit
i Jpfrlntendent Steele reluctantly
ooed tile orlnlon of the miners When
tt extent of the tire was realized the
ffllals aw ordinary measures were
ineffectual The fire had burned away
t C timbers and the flllmes soon
Tched the I8caH shaft A few mln
tf later the faD which supplied air
t 3 I shaft coUapsed ana lumblea
t rrough the opening The flame then
8 fit on to the mouth of the pit
u cre they were carried to the surface
f iig back aU those who ventured
r r
Frantic Women and Children
T 0 officials knew the fire must be
C Ing it way back Into the shaft and
U ci it i IU decided to seat the mouth
Cf tr pi Before his water had been I
r r < 1 d n the escape shaft but with
r lJftte fft than to Impede any
cf rts of t e inside to escape
T surrs bald many oC the min
er had retreated to the furthermost
c of thE veins where they might
1 d1Ip together raspIng what little
CI gen remained In the sealed and
b ririg mint In the hope that the reo
erc might reach them before It was
tt isted I
Tie 1Il0st hopeful of those seeking to
e ti Itl men doubt that many will be
f fd ul1vt
The only men to eSCllne were those
near the main shaft when the fire
started They declared n careless miner
had thrown a torch on a bundle of hay
used to feed the mine mules In a
few minutes the smouldering masS was
placed on a cart and started toward
the main shan about 150 feet away
Before it was reached a small ex
plosion occurred and In but a few
moments the entrance was filled with
smoke and flames Those nearest the
cages hurried to them and were hoisted
to the surface
After tour trips the cages ceased
moving and no more miners came up
Attempt at Rescue
After waiting a few minutes Bund
leaped Into the cage calling NOToerg
and two miners
The latter were afraid and then came
volunteers eager to assist Bundy in
the work of rescue Flood Lewis
Fonentl and Rubinskl descended Into
the mine The next trip of the cage
operated from below carried the bOdies
of six miners
Then after a few minutes the cage
again ascended this time bearing the
unconscious bodies of three of the res
cuing part tgaln It was lowered and
the last of tjie six were brought up
All were dead r
y this time the fan had collapsed
and the Ire was pouring up the shaft
U was then tbitLSqperJntezident eteelq
la the escape of the miners through
the shaft was blocked and ordered thc
sealing ur the shaft entrance
Heavy timber were soaked In water
placed across the shaft entrance and
piled over with sand The building
above the escape shaft was wrecked
and the shaft also sealed
All Certainly Dead
City Attorney Hallorlclc of Spring
Valley who was at the scene expressed
the belief that not one of the miners
would be take flout alive He is famil
Iar with the construction of the 5t
Paul mine and declared It certain the
fire caused the death of all the men
before the opening had been sealed
About the little town of Cherry the
wildest scenes followed Stores and
residences were vacated and almost
every person of the 5000 population
gathered about the mine From all
directions people hurried Into the city
The shrieks of women could be heard
throughout the town
Every physician and many from near
by towns were caring for hysterical
relatives or those Imprisoned In the
mine The town officials hastily Im
provised hospitals and provided nurses
and physicians for those who might be
taken from the mine but the prepara
tions were needless
The St Paul mine is the only one
In the town and provided employment
for almost 1000 men
It Is owne1 by the Chicago Milwau
kee St Paul railroad and is on a
spur of that railroad about fifteen
miles from Spring Valley
Chief Superintendent W W Taylor
ot the mine was not In the city when
the accident occurred
Later versions of the disaster given by
miners who escaped placed the list oC
those Imprisoned In the mine at about
iso It was declared that the fire had been
burning more than an hour before It ap
peared dangerous Before that time
about ISO of the 56G men had quietly left
th mine It was said
Practical miners who watched the work
of rescue tonight asserted that It was
almost impossible that any man could
escape alive from the mine The seal
Ing ot the shaft mouth they said while
the only method of checking the fire ef
fectually shut oft all air from the mine
Continued on Page 2
Charge Made That Mr Gage Al
I lowed Sugar Trust Agent
in Treasqry
San Diego Cal Nov 13Replying to the charge alleged to have been
made in New York by Former Appraiser Wilbur F Wakeman that while
secretary of the treasury he had permitted a sugar trust agent to occupy
a seat in the treasury and tip off to the trust secret orders issued to
the New York appraisers Lyman L Gage said today
I am not acquainted with the
cmrges made by akeman I under I
stand he sayc that back In 1899 he in
formed the treasury department that
Ul Sugar trust was defrauding the
government I have no recollection of I
any charge lIe may have expressed
a suspicion but It is certain that no
profs were ever adduced or action
ould have been taken
Mr Howell who was the chief of
the customs division at Washington at
the t time under Assistant Secretary
Spalding would perhaps be able to
9 e Mahe better answer to the charges
vtateer they are He Is now a mem
I er of the board of appraisers In New
York city
New York Nov 13Unlte1 States
District Attorney Wise acting upon
instructions from Attcrrndy General
Wickersham Is today preparing an ap
peal from the decision of Circuit Court
Judge Holt recently rendered here
which practically frees the directors
and offlcer of the American Sugar
Refining company from prosecution In
connection with the Pennsylvania ne
fining company shutdown which the
federal grand jury charged had been
brought about by coercion exerted by
the socalled trust
The judge exempts tiose Indicted
from prosecution on the ground that
the alleged acts are outlawed by the
statute cf limitation
It became known today that the fed
eral authorities were Investigating a
mysterious burglary which occurred
In the new custom house In January
1908 The desk ot Special Agent Parr
was broken open and data relating es
peciallY to the Bugar eluhlng fraud
are said to have been taken A former
treasury agent Is said to know some
thinG of the burglary
Two Men Attempt to Hold Up I
an Ogden Grocery Store but
Proprietors Show Fight and
Catch One of the Burglars
Local Detective Department Is
Firmly Convinced That an
Organized Band Is Making
That City Its Headquarters
Special to The Heral Republican 1
Ogden Nov 13Disregardi the
threats and leveled guns of two
masked highwaymen who entered
their place of business at No
150 Twentyeighth street at 930
oclock last night and commanded
them to throw up their hands Thom
as and George Wilson grocers gave
battle to the highwaymen ana cap
tured one of the men aftet a hard
The other man escaped after he
had fired once the bullet imbedding
itself in the wall close behind Tom
Wilson without inflicting any dam
The captured highwayman gave
the name of Egbert Waterson and
had a return stub of a roundtrip
ticket over the I3amberger line from
Salt Lake leading to the belief that
the pair may have been the principals
in recent daring holdups in that city
The two men entered the store while
GeorgeWllsoJl was busy with customers
In the rear There were two customers
In thepiaee a man and 8 woman The
In 4n mill handkerchiefs fastened abotlt
their faces and gruffly commanded Tom
Wilson to throw up his hands Think
lIg It vas n joke Wilson refused to om
piy One or the men then started to
i ward the cash register and was Inter
i cet > ted by George Wilson who ran up
I from the rear of the store and knocked
the highwayman to the floor with a
weight from the scales The other man
fired at Tom Wilson and then fled leav
ing his companion struggling on the floor
It required the combined efforts of
both the grocerymen to subdue their cap
tive and he was beaten Insensible In the
effort to prevent him from using a revolver
olver he held In his hand When taken
to the pOlice station the man gave the
name of Egbert atersol1 and said he
was 25 years old He was badly cut about
the head and asked to lie down He Is
described as being 5 feet 5 Inches In
height with light hair and was smooth
shaven wearing a dark suit and a light
crush hat The description tallies with
that of the man who held up the Hazel
and the SchrammJohnson drug stores In
Salt Lake within the last week
Description Furnished
The police at Salt Lake were immedi
ately notified of the attempted holdup
and furnished a description of the es
caped highwayman He Is described as
being about 5 feet 9 inches tall with dark
hair and supposedly smooth shaven al
though this could not be positively estab
lished by the Wilsons and the two other
persons who saw him In the store He
was wearing a dark suit of clothes
The men are believed to be the same
men who held up O C Becraft last Thurs
day nhht and robbed him of his key ring
and small change It Is supposed that
they came to this city on the date shown
by the ticket and It Is thought that the
man who escaped returned Immediately to
Salt Lake
The Wilson Eros grocery store 19
Continued on Page 2
Earl Bullock Cold in Death Viewed
by a Curious Throng of
1a wrence Mass Nov 13A curious
throng of people here today viewed the
body ot Earl Bullock the boy bandit
who committed suicide yesterday follow
Ing the bold robbery of the State bank
at Eudora near here The boy died at
Eudora during the night and the body
was brought this morning to Lawrence
William McKay the lyearold Jack
sonville Fla boy who took part In the
affray anxiously paced his cell In the
county jail today rcKay was brought
to Lawrence late yesterday to prevent
a lynching and while all fear of mob
violence had apparently disappeared this
morning the youthful bandit was plainly 1
McKay was relieved when told Starr
would recover The cashiers wound Is
painful but Is not considered serious
Mayor S D Bishop of this city sent
the following telegram to Mrs Vllliam
McKa mother of Vlllle IcKay at
Jacksonville Fla today
You son William In county jail for
robbing bank at Eudora His accom
plice Bullock killed Bullock registered
at Vaverly hotel JocJtsonvUle under
name of Donaldson
This reply came from Mrs lcIay this
Please keep my boy until YOU get my
letter mailed today
Upon receipt of this message It was
decided to postpone McKays hearing un
til Monday It was decided that an In
quest was unnecessary and Bullocks bOdy
was turned over to his father
Washington Nov l3Dr Charles P
Grandfield first assistant postmaster
general was today appointed city post
master at Washington D C to suc
ceed the late Benjamin F Barnes Dr
Grandfield has been In the postal ser
I vice about twentyfive years
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At the right is Mme Marguerite Steinhell the French wpman who was acquitted yesterday of the killing of
lIer husband and stepmother At the right is her daughter The trialequaled that of Captain Dreyfus for
interest in France and because of the high personages involved Mme Steinheil became known 9S the
Mme Dubarry of the third republic
500000 PUT IN
Capital Shows Abiding Faith
in Future Greatness of
Salt Lake
+ 4 + + + i44 + + + + + + 4 4 1 4 4 + + +
+ Everabiding faith In a greater
i Salt Lake and confidence in the t
+ continuance of present prosperous
+ conditions are shown by deals +
+ just made aggregating nearly half +
+ Il million dollars In State street
+ and nearState street property i
+ With the attraction of capital to +
+ that thoroughfare It Is evident
+ that State street Is rapid be
t coming a formidable rival of Main i
+ street for the principal business
+ district of the city
+ By the terms of the deals the
+ Knutsford hotel the Manitou ho i
+ tI and the new Imperial hltel
+ change owners The Houston +
+ neal Estate Investment con1pan
+ has taken over the Knutsford
4 property for 326000 the Minor i
+ Building company has purchased
+ the Manitou hotel for 100000
+ and W J Halloran Is now the
+ owner of the New Imperial prop
+ erty the consideration being
+ 45000 +
44 + + + 4 + + + + + + + + + + P + + f + + + +
The Knutsford hotel was until the
recent sale owned by Guy Cunning
ham Anna C Thompson and Charlotte
Thompson heirs ot the estate ot the
late Sylvester CUnningham of Glouces
ter Mass Negotiations for the sale
Iof the property have been on since
last June but the final details were
not arranged until yesterday The
hotel has 8 frontage of 188 feet on
State street and 165 feet on Third
South street
The Manitou hotel adjoins the Knuts
ford building on the east with a front
age ot 75 feet The Minor Building
company and the Houston Real Estate
Investipent company are closely af
filiated In business enterprises and the
purchase of the two properties Is slg
nltlcant It Is said that there Is a
strong probability that the two will
be joined Into one big hotel build
Ing Regarding the stories that have been
circulated to some extent that the
Knutsford would be remodelea into a
mammoth department store J W
Houston president of the Houston Real
Estate Investment company stated last
night that It was news to him There
arl certainly 110 plans to that effect
at the present time What may be
done In the future Is a matter of con
jecture entirely
We bought the property because we
Continued on Page 2
Winston Spencer Churchill the Ob
ject of British Militant Sisters
Bristol England Nov 13Theres6
Guernett a smartlygowned sultra
gette armed with a horsewhip attack
ed Winston Spencer Churchill here
this afternoon and It was only after a
struggle that she was restrained
Churchill and his wife had just arrived
by train and lere just leaving the sta
tion when the woman broke through the
police line on the station platform and
bringing down the lash ot the whip
upon the mInisters head shouted
Take that you brute
Churchills hat broke the force of the
blow but the lash curled about his face
and left a red mark
Churchill promptly seized his assail
ant and sbcceeded In wrenching the
whip from her hands after a sharp
struggle during which the two barely
escaped falling from the platform to the
tracks below
A moment later as the police seized
the woman she pointed sCornfully at
the ministers dented hat and while her
face flushed with excitement cried
Thats what youve gotten and you
will get more or the same from British
I The suffragette was arrested and im
I prisoned
Deceased 3 Washington Correspond
ent and Schoolmate of Taft
Washington Nov 13Raymond Pat
terson for many years head ot the
Washington bureau ot the Chicago
Tribune died here this morning
Raymond Albert Patterson known
widely under his pen name of Raymond
had been connected with the Chicago
Tribune for thirtyone years fifteen
years as Its Washington correspond
ent He was a man ot charming per
sonality a vigorous writer and enjoyed
the warm confidence ot the leaders In
public Ute In Washington and ese
I where He was a schoolmate of Presi
dent Taft
Mr Pattersons Illness dates from last
winter when he underwent an opera
tion for enlarged glands ot the throat
He was a native of Chicago and was
53 years old
I Ut
Only Three Companies of Troops Re
maining on Duty
i Cairo Ill Nov 13The evacuation of
i Cairo by state troops began today After
I a telephone conference with Governor
Deneen Brigadier General Wells an
nounced that all except three companies
wouJd be relieved of active duty at once
Kankakee Ill Nov 13Arthur Alex
ander the suspected accomplice ol Wilt
James who was lynched for the murder
of Annie Pelle was not brought to Kan
kakee today It Is thought he will be kept
I at Champaign where he was taken from
a special train under guard last night
Reno Nev Nov 13Alleging non
I support and desertion Mrs Frances
Koster Kip wife ot Henry Spies Kip
the wealthy New York broker filed 0
complaint In the district court here to
day prayIng for a decree of divorce
from her husband The couple were
married Oct 2 1902 In New York and
II the complllnnnt declares her husband
deserted her Nov 12 1908
Herman Ridder Denies Alleged State
ment of the Speaker
New York Nov 1aHerman Bidder
ot the New York Staats Zeitung hay
Ing had his attention called to a state
ment attrIbuted to Speaker Cannon to
the effect that Mr Ridder had promised
Mr Cannon the support of certain
prominent NeVI York papers including
his own In the national campaign
provided he would see that the duty on
wood pulp would be removed said to
day The story is absolutely false
Cannon must be crazy to make such
an absurd statement I dId not pledge
him the support even ot my own pa
per and never tnlked to him about se
curing newspape support In any such
Miss Anna Kolb on Witness Stand
for the State in the Sensational
Murder Trial
Chicago Nov 13Interest at the trIal
ot Dr Haldane Clemlnson charged with
the murder ot his wife was raised to a
high pitch today when Miss Anna Kolb
one ot the principal witnesses for the
state was called
Miss Kob testified that she first met
the doctor when he called on a profes
sional visit In May 1909 that following
the death of Mrs Clemlnson she met
the doctor at the police station and that
he said to her
The least you say about this the
Attorney Northrop handed the wit
ness a typewritten paper which she
Identified as a statement she had made
to Police Captain Kane
DId you not say In this statement
that you told aIrs Raymond that Dr
Clemlnson had been living with you for
some time asked Northrop
Yes replied the witness
Did you say that once you visited
Dr Clemlnson and he was feeling blue
He said on that occasion that he was
afraid his wifes people would find out
that he was living with other women
and that he also sall to you that he did
not want to lose her as she had money
and didnt you say to him then Why
dont you chloroform her
The wItness hesitated before answer
Ing as though uncertain what to say
and then replied excitedly
No no Its a lie
Mme Steinheil Declared Not
Guilty of the Murder of Her
Husband and Stepmother
z After Sensational Trial
Prisoner Tottered Forward
Sank on the Floor Beside the
Judge and Had to Be Car
ned from the Courtroom
Paris Nov 14Mme Margherits
Steinheil was acquitted by b jury at
12 55 this morning of murdering w
husband Adolphe Steinheil a noted
painter and her stepmother Mme
Japy The verdict was rendered after
two and a half hours deliberation
during which the jury three tim 8
summoned the president of the court
for explanations thus proving that
the original majority was for can
A dramatic scene followed tha
jurys appearance
The redrobed judges and comisel ffles
In and took their places M de Vaflee
the presiding judge turned to the jur r
and asked
Have you reached a TeTdktt
TJIe foremAn replied
On our conscience we answer No to
every question
A salvo of bravos followed this an
JIOUII4em8Bt and perfect bedlam broke
loose M Aubin counoel for Mme Stein
hen embraced his colleagues Mon and
women In the rear of the hail jumped
and screamed for joy The judge threat
ened 18 clear the court room and when
a semblance of order was reatoted he
Bring in the accused
Prisoner Sank to the Floor
In two dMttN the blackreb6d figure
appeared In the doorway supported on
either side by a gendarme The woman
swayed and seemed to be falling but In
response to a wild outburst of cheers are
lifted her head and looked about smiling
faintly In acknowledgment Then she
tottered forward and sank on the floor
beside the court
When the judge pronounced the verdict
her faint murmur of thanks was hardly
An Instant later M Aubin was over the
rail lifting her In his arms
Te erowd surged forward cheering
wOOy Outside the gloomy court ten
ot thousands who had been waiting for
her took up the cry
Will Be Free Today
After being assisted out of the urj
room Mine Btelnhell was conducted from
the building by one of the numerous sub
terranean paHJge Where she was tak
en Is not known but probably she was
escorted back to the Bt Lazare prison
as the Franck procedure requires the for
mality ct Ufling the bolts before the
definite release of the prisoner
This ceremony will take place tomor
The last day of the trial was given
over largely to the argument or M Aubin
counsel for the prisoner Speaking with
much feeling while admitting the faults
of his client he devoted some time tl
telling the story of her life as child wife
and mother
I defend her with eU my soul ho
said because I believe her Innocent
Wept While Counsel Spoke
Mme Stelnhell wept gently as her coun
sel spoke of how her husband idolized
her 11 Rubin maintaining that he en
joyed the adulation of which she was the
object It her husband knew ot her In
trIgues he never indicated 1t by word
or sign
The counsel said he greatly regretted
that former President Faures name had
been mentioned
Who can say he asked how much
harm the perfidious Insinuation ot which
Mme Stelnhell was the object In conne4
lion with the former president have done
her I prefer not to invoke the shadow
ot this profound patriot here
After sketchIng the defendants In
trigues with lIM Chouanard BaUncour1
Continued on Page 2
Br1iks Sentence to Be Commuted
to feOthers Get Short
Basin Wyo Nov 13Herbert Brink who Thursday was found gull
ty of J1lurder in the first degree in connection with the killing of Joe
Allemand and two other sheepherders in the Tensleep country last April
was today sentenced to death by Judge C H Parmalee
His sentence however Will De com
munted to life ImprIsonment by Gov
ernor Brooks upon presentation of a
petition which later will be presented
by attorneys for the state
George Saban accused ot beIng the
captain 01 the cattlemans raid which
destroyed the sheep camp and murdered
three ot Its force and Alexander an
other member ot the party were sen
tenced to twenty years In the peniten
tiary on pleas ot guilty of murder in I
the second degree
Eaton and Thomas Dixon of the gang
were sentencEd to three years Imprison
ment on pleas of guilty of manslaugh
The pleas ot guilty and the commut
Ing ot Brinks sentence are the result of
an agreement between attorneys for the
state and defense by which Brinks life
was to be spared provided the other
members of the party pleaded guilty to
minor charges and saved the long and
expensive trials
Charles Ferris who with Albert Keyes
turned state evidence and Will escape
punishment Is charged by Brink with
being the man who fired the shot that
killed Alleman
All ot the convicted men eVen while
pleading guilty Insisted in court today
that they were Innocent and were sac
rificing themselves to save the life of
Omaha Neb Nov 13WUUam T
Bryan was the prlnepal speaker at a
dinner tonight given In honor at the
visiting Japanese ccmnen ial commis
The party left late tonIght for Den

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