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THE CIRCULATION OF THE DAILY LEADER HAS GROWN 163 PER CENT IN EIGHT MONTHS. | j
he L eiilii Hemmer. _ _ | ly iy H JJ ♦ ij hkak*t news skkyicb. VOlI 3. NC> 17S ~ ~~ BLIJEFIKU), WEST VIRGINIA, MONDAY AFTKRNOON, XOV1MM R :u>. ,QOS ' l RICK TWO CENTS EIGHTY-THREE BODIES HIVE BEEN DISCOVERED MAIUAXA MINK EXPLOSION SAT URDAY ONE OF WORST IX THE HISTORY OF MIXING—DEATH HIST WILJ. REACH OXK HUN DRED AND THIRTY. Marianna, iPa., Nov. 30-—At 11 a. m. 83 bod oh bad been removed from the mine which b’ew up Sat urday. Sev> nty nine have been Identified while four are headless, and identification is impossible. The work cf taking the bodies out is go ng on rapidly. Thirty more are in sight and wIV be taken out by this afternoon. As soon as the bodies are rescued from the black depths they were immediately taken to the morgue where attempts at Identification are made. President Jones of the mining company says this noon tbit ne is certain fie death list will not go over 130. Mar anna, the scene of the disas ter is a new mining town in Wash ington county. Pa., forty miles south of Pittsburg. It was la d out and built up by "•he Plttsburg-Buffa lo Coal Company, with a view to making It a model town in overy respect. Every modeTTrTlev.ee and. reature that could ,be found in the mines of foreign countries to provide for the safety and comfort of the min < rs were adopted. An exccfpjtlon&lly good if ass of miners was secured for the new workings, many of them being elth tr^ Americans or English. The noise of tho explosion was an ominous sound to all the people of tho litte town, and they hurried to tlTe scene, each seeking a loved one and most of them learning that that loved one was down In the workings and in all probability dead or dying. The scenes were pitiful. Many ,of the womgn were hysterical and ' their shrieks and cries wero heart rending. OtTiers were silent «in their grief, but in tfieir drawn faces could be read the awful agony they were enduring. The cause of the explosion has not been determined. Two theo ries aro entertained. One Is that a pocket of gas was struck by one t|’ the miners, quickly filling the work ings, and then Igniting *rom a lamp The other theory is that gas from a well on the Fulton farm, under which, the mine is located penetra > ted the workings. Tho land In the vicinity is said to be gaseous, and it is pt&Slble that gas may have escap ed through the coal stratum qntil It accumulated in sufficient volume to cause the disaster. STORY OF THE TRAGEDY. The workings in which Saturday's catastrophe happened is known ns tha Rachel and Agnes mines, In re ality a double mine with under ground connections. Construction work was practically finished and kD,*puty Mine Inspector Loutlt a few minutes before the explosion had 'completed a two days’ inspection, wh ch had revealed cause for appre hension. He and General Manager Kerr oame to tne surface In the cage operated in one of the shafts ft few minutes before eleven o’clock. Mine Foreman Henry Thompson I and two miners entered tho cage Band It was started towards the bot ojx of the 500 foot shaft. There was an ominous rumbling, then a trembling of the ground. round about the mouth of the shaft as from an earthquake and an instant inter there was a terrific report and 1he cage was hurled up the shaft and through the roof of the house, Che mine foreman aud the two m*n stl’l in .1. The bodies of the two men were nurled through the top HT tile building and far beyond It. Thompson was dead when picked up while the others although mortally Injured. wPre hurried to a hospital. EXPLOSION TERRIFIC. So great was the force of the ex plos on that shattered portions of the woodwork about the mouth of the shaft were blown Into a creek 2,000 feet from the shaft. Resides the three m‘n in the cage, port’ons oT at least two other bodies were blown from the shaft and were found in the field near by. The v(‘n t’fating fans were put out of com mission by the explosion and for several hours, until repairs could be made, no a'r could be forced into the nine. Immediately following the explosion a dense volumo of smoke issued from the Bhafts, and it was feared a fierce fire was rag ing at tho bottom of the mine. A short time afterward the smoke almost entirely censed, but those on the surface were unable to tell whether the fire had been smoth ered out or the shaf:* so filled with falling debris that the smoke could not escape. RESCUE WORK. Rescue work was Immediately started, Inspector 1-outt t assuming chffTge, but ft was impossible to gain entrance to the mine for a long time, first becauso th- cage and its mechanism was wrecked, and sec ond, because the shaft was so filled with shattered timber and falling earth that even had the cage be'm in condition it could not have de scended. Tho opening up of the shaft was the only solution, and for th’s task there were volunteers in numbers sufficient to work short re lays of as many men as could find room for operations. As soon as th© news of the explo sion reached here, officers of th<* company were started from this city on a special train, and from Monon gahela City with relief. The train from this city carried tho ch of ficers of the company and mining experts from the United States lab oratory and testing station recent ly established here, who took with them all the latest devices for res cue work, Including oxygen, by ineans of which rescuers go through or work In the most po sonous gas known to min ng. Superintendent A. S. Besoti, Fine Boss William. Kennedy and Mine Boss Joseph Kennedy went down the shaft In a bucket during the af ternoon, ibut were able to get only within forty feet of the bottom, l^ater several experienced miners descended th© steps inside the shaft and succeeded -In reaching tho bot tom. Here they found further pro gress barred. The lateral heading from the bottom of the shaft Into the mine proper wag choked with muck and debrlg, and thpy gave as their opinion that it would take many hours to clear It away. The farr,’. F.r poselble fort© was a* once put to work to open th b passage. IF YOU 8KK IT AT PKIUGO'S IT’* WORTH THE PRICK. ARROW BRAND COLLARS TRINITY OF EXCELLENCE 1 Don't Pinch 2 Don't Saw 3 Don't Bind No “too** about them — a perfect fit for every man because they are made of linen already shrunk. Made in 1-4 sizes 2 for 25c E. S. PEDIGO 325-327 Princeton Ave. Mlta Evangeline Booth, the Sal \at on Army head, who is seriously 111 In New York. BU IF ORGANIZER OF WHISKEY TRUST WILL NOT HEAR 1IIS Clllli BREN IN STATE WHERE LAW LESSNESS IS RAMPANT. Lexington, Ky., Nov. 30.—Chas. H. Stoll a wealthy distiller, and the inan who organ'zed *'uo whlakey trust for which he was paid a mill ion doL'ars, will shortly leave th's &ate for Cal 'fora !<a. Ho declares that he will not roar his children In a state whore night riding and such depredat ons as have been preva lent in this state take place. He has Just returned from a*trlp sou Hi and Kayo he met many peopl * who are ashamed of the'r birth state. GILBERTS DENIAL FREIGHT AGENT CH \KGEI> WITH REBATING CONTRADICTS TES TIMONY OF GATES. Richmond, Va., Nov. 301—A. P. I Gilbert, freight agent for tho C. & O. Railway, who 1b being tried *'n the United States circuit court bere upon a charge of n-bat ng, testified this morning. Ho declared that tho statem* nts of Qllle Gates to tiie ef fect that he knew of the falsifying of records, was untrue and con demned Cafes. IMIS TRAGEDY SLAYER OF MAGAZINE PlllLlBIf KR TALKS OF THE KILLING AND ITS CAUSE. New York, Nov. 30.—In tho dim twilight of the cell In the Long Isl and county Jail today Captain Peter C. Gains, th<* slayer of William E. Ann s, talked with a reporter, giv ing for the first time h s account of Ahe Hayside Tacht Club tragedy i when he shot down tho magazine publisher. With a quivering voice Gains dcclaf d that Annis had sul lied t/he snnctMy of his home. He declared b #» w f.» told him of her relations with Annis. CALLED HOME ItY DEATH OF IIROTHER j W. IT. Hiiman, the contractor who on Haturday finished tho brick work on th» Y. M. C. A. building, was called to hi* home at Greens-1 boro, N. C., laat iKght, by the death 1 of bis brother, Walter Hiiman. HIM N DEN III RG TRIAL New York, Nov. 30. Broughton I Brandenburg, indicted for grand larceny in connect on with tl.o sale) to a New York newspaper of an p.r- I tide purposing to have be^n writ ten by Grover Clevo’and, will be placed on trial today. SAYS THE IRON NINE PUNS MASTER TRUST CltOZlKH DHTLAKIS WOKI.H WIHK MaVOPOLY 18 MCHJCMK Of OAItNBUIK. • New York. Nov. SO.—<WURi nston 'sbing directness and circumspect attention to specifications, Alfred u. Crosier, of \V luiington, Delaware, whose letter to 1’rcetdenl Roosevelt, put>!"h*iod exclusively by the United Pr^ SB, sett'ed the doom of T. Cole man Dupout, ablef of the Republican national committee's speakers' bu reau. has hung out danger signals along Andrew Car nog e's line of re treat from his former poeitlou as an advocate of a proh bitlou tariff ou steel. The letter, which >.'s couched in iho most conservative language, re counts the giowth of the United Sta os Steel corporation and points out with definiteu sb a logical reas on for the reversal of the steel n agnate's policy. 1 hat Andrew Carnegie, with char jucteribitic i re® ghR. baa peif.'ectcj an iut rna * ouul steel trust, remov ing all fear of differences from elth or friendly or malicious tar'ff tink ering. Mr. Crozier Is certain. The removal of tariff from steel would only enable the international organ ization, which will supplant the United States corporation, to dom inate the situation from an -impreg nable stronghold that The indepen dent manufacturer may never hop1* to assail. Prefacing the principal comnnin - cation to wereno K. Payne, chair man of the committee on ways and means, who is conducting the tariff hear ngs at Washington, with Ui<‘ statement that he will bo unable to attend the sessions of the committee Mr. Crosier r ps the veil off an amazing situation in the following words: TilKUi>i AT THE HEART. Ah.Trew Carneg'e's declaration In favor T5T a com pie-o abolit on of the prot'itive policy so far :ih Iron and steel is concerned, substi tuting a mere revenue tariff, is a thrust at tt.c heart of the entire pro ectlon Bolimif-. For If his position s true us to <iron und wtee\ it is true as to a great many other industries. It raises the most dangerous and difficult s tunt'.on in the history of tariff legislation. It seeniH to put Mr. Carnegie on the side of the peo pie and again**, the trusts, while those who oppose his proportion may be accused of favoring trusts at tho expense of the pdoplc. Hut this is a superfle al view. Whether so intended by Mr. Carnegie or not, no more clever plan could be devis ed to permanently entrench t>ho steel trust in absolute control of the iron and steel business of the United State*. Incidentally, every one of 'its nearly two hundred thous and employes and the one million or more wives and eh Idren dependent upon them would forever and con stantly the mercy of t<h.> Wall street managers of that trust. “They would lie obl'gcd to submit to any terms as to wages and hours imposed by the corporation with no possible way of escape. “Trusts are a’l over capitalized. They must charge high prices to pay d vldends on sucH excessive cap tal izatlon. The one menace to trust supremacy Is establishm'nt of new competing Industries. COMPETITION EASY. “It Is wel known tlhat other things be ng equal, a corporation with ac tual capital equal to one-third the total of the stocks and bonds of the United States Steel corporation could <aslly handle the same v 1 ume of business done by that trust. When the trust maintains high price* that will yield a profit on Its enormous total aecurlt e», capital /.* constantly tempted to slart Inde pendent plants. Th's can be done over and over, forcing the trust to buy them out at high prices, except when, as with the Tennessee Coal & Iron Providf,nce or other WaP street con-*rolled agencies sends a panic to the ala nt the trusts ‘‘it their process of benevolent compe t tion. For It Is wholly Impossible for the big trust to cut prices on its entire output to crush an inde pendent plant with a somparatlvely sma’1 output. "Ttoo »tgld enforcement of strin gent laws against rebates and spe clal transportation advantages and corporat ons In restraint of trade w 11 ultimately settle trust* are so exclusively capitalized. It 7nay be necessary, alao. to regulate banks a« to Insure that small producers can borrow money at the sanm rate paid by trusts and to limit the mo nopoly of raw material. Ditch pm DU* H of Par!*, who Is ending a movement acn’nat U rec to! re gowns. NATIONAL (X»N’(ilH-HS WILL OPKX >>L4 lvMUKK Dill AT WASHINGTON — DISTINGUISH* Kl) SPEAKERS ON PROGRAM. Washington, Nov. 30.—Cupt. J. U. KIllBon, of Cincinnati, Oh*'o, a c retnry of tho national rivers ami luirbors congress, has opened head quarter* at the New Wllllard pre paratory to tho fifth annua] conven tion of the eongri hh, ivnlch w.ll bo held iu this cliy, I) comber 9 to 11. Report* received from governors of state*, mayors of o ties, and com mercial and trade bodies indicate that there will be upward of 4,000 lolcgatts present during tho ses sion of tho congress, Thg southern com mere at con <rt!S*, which has for Its objoot clos er trade relations between the north and the sout.li anti a b«tier under standing of social conditions tin tho >ectIon named, will meet in conven tion on December 7tli, to continue in *es«l0n unt 1 the day following, when the delegates to the commer cial con grew will bo mergiMl -into the national rivers and harbors con gress. Among tho distinguished men *bo will deliver addressee before ohe rivers and harbors congress are Ambassador .Nabueo, of Brazil; Am oassaJor Bryce, of Great Brlta n; VfaJ. J. A. Ockerson, of tho Missls ' Pi»i river commission; Gov, W, F. Freen, of Hawaii; Seeretary of the Int<Tjori James A Garfield; Horace IP. McFarland, president of tho Na tional Civic Federation; Gov. N, B. Broward, of Florida, and president of the National Drainage Associa tion; Admiral C. M. Chester, who was a delegate to the International Waterways congr -ss recently held it 8t. Petersburg, and Samuel Com pere who will discuss “Labor’s In terest In waterways development.” The Southern Commerc al Con gress will convene h re on Decem ber 7Ui and last two days, offers a due opportunity to tho business men of the Northern cities and tho in vesting public to secure a compile understanding of the resources and posw billtles of the south without the labor and expense of a long journey. There will b gathered and placed upon the wal's of tho auditorium at tho New Williard geological maps charts and diagrams, enabling those Interested to acquaint themselves Immediately with all the possessions and pose bill ties. , The speakers and topics upon the program include; Houthern health condition, climate and temi.oraturc Hurgeon Gen'ral Walter Wyman; “The Influence of tho Panama Ca nal on the industrial development of tho nation,” Gen. Luke Wright, secretary of war; “Ports of south and foreign trade,” M. J. Sanders, Now Orleans; “Southern railroads and their needs’’ John K. Wallace, New York; “Water powers,” Frank S. Washburn, Nashville, Tenn.; ’’The commercial meaning of the Appalachian rarvge,’ ’ Gifford Pln ciiot, chief forester; “Coal resourc es,” Prof. L. C. Glen, Nashville, Tein.; “General mineral wealth," C. W. Hayes, chief geologist, Wash ington, D. C.; "Cotton monopoly and cotton manufacture,” Rlllson A. Smythe, Pelzer, 8. C.; “Building DEATH AND DESTRUCTION JH WAKE OF FLOOD materials*. Wiliam J. Oliver. Knox ville, Tenn.; 'Timber resource* of the south,” John Lr Kaul, Birming ham, Ala.; "The agricultural revo lution,** Clarence H. I‘oe, Raleigh N. C. warT — ■ + KXJMOCTKIl TO KLAMK POUTII IN THK BALKANS—ALLIANCK IM IVllMKU WITH Tl’KKKY. Constantinople, Nov. 30._The poop’e of Turkey bel'ovo that war w|!h Auntr.a la inevitable and that It is likely to bo declared at any hour. Foreign office sources admit that nt the conference in V enua Thurs day between M. Arenthal and Hlk mot Iley, tho Turkish charge d'af lalres. he former made tho d< roct thr.at that war would bo declared tf Turkey did not I turned lately raise tho boycott. Hlktnet Boy luformod Arenthal that there was good rea sons for the boycott, and that it will ho continued. binned ately upon receipt of a lengthy cipher message from Illk mau Uoy tho Turk'ah foreign offlco and war department bf*gan to din P’ay feverish activity. Troops and munitions were bn mediately order ed moved to the frontier, so that any eventuality may bo met. There is no longer any doubt that Sorv a and Turkey have formed an eflenHivo and defensive alliance The lattor lias been assured by tho formwr that i'.ts army la much stron ger thun has been supposed. Kor vla promises that it will divide the Austrian fa-cos by attacks from Ser via, while Turkey can overrun Bos nia. Tho refusal of the French gov ernment to use its influence at the request of Austria to have Turkey withdraw tho boycott ou all things Austran In believed to be duo to the Influence of England and Rus sia, which encourage Turkey. It Is believed hero that these powers would refuse to permit Austria to dismember the Ottoman kingdom even if tho Turkish fores should ho defeated. Belgrade, Sorvla, Nov. 30. Na zim Boy, the official delegate of tip* Young Turk committee, stv d here today that Turkey was fully pre l>arcd for any hostilities and was not afraid that Austria wouUl de clare war. Moreover, ho said, Tur key had obtained from Hreat Brit ain an official guarantee aga nst any external danger resu. ting from the Balkan upheaval. TENNIS CONTEST WON’ BY A1 HTHA l,l.t\S WHO HAITI HE DAVI8 CLP. Melbourne, Nov. 30—WrigHit and bavin, the American contest ants were defeated tr>day by Australians lm the tennis contest for the Davln j Hup. OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS SUFFER TWENTY MILLIONS DAMAGE UY WATER AND MANY ARE RELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN browned—five known to HE DftAD. P Gulihr ©, Ok'a., Nov. 30.—K v« persons aro doad a© tho result of two days of continuous ram and tho overflow or tho Oklahoma and North oiu Texas Rivers and tributaries, thousands aro hotm'ics© and huu •Iroda of residence* flooded. Rail way traffleo Ih practically abandon ed In Central Oklahoma and a hrldgo on the Missouri Oklahomit hull Railroad between Muskox©© and Waggoner whh washed away a few minute© after a passenger tra n had pasaod. Tho total Iobm wMl ox coon twenty million dollars. Tho river at Guthrie I© hIx foot higher than It over wan before and Is ris ing twelve Inches an hour today. Hundrods of people who refused to leave tho r homo©, hcllev'ng tho flood would soon subside, fir©d ©hots of dlHtroKH afterwards An army of roBeuoiw set out In boa's to bring In nil thoso In danger. It I© believ ed that hundreds of Inhabitant© who refused to floo are now In wat rg Xraves ltf n»elr o«i Aosjcs. DRUNKEN FRENZY DRIVES MADDENED MAN TO MURDER AND SUICIDE. Pittsburg, I*a., Nor. 3#.—Mad dened by tho effects of liquor, Ja*. Hacked* today tried to exterminate his family. First he tried to kill <h H seven yonr old son. IPs wife Jumped bolwu n them and caught the blow of the hatchet. While ly ing prostrate on tho floor Racket* cut her throat with a razor. Ho then turned upon himself and In flicted wounds that will prove fatal. IDLE MILL TOTiT MILLION DOLLAR I'LANT HAH KEEN CLOSED FOR A YEAR. Poston, Mass., Nov. 30.—Eugens E. Foss announces that work will ho begun InfThediately In his one million dollars cotton mill In East Iloston. This plant haw beou Idle for over a year. jj; Crepe Paper, Plain or Dec :j! orated, Tissue Paper, Kvery Color. ;j: Decorations of ever*' de» I ! cription. ill We are furnishing the dec- < |j| orations for the Elk’s Tan Tan Fair | Flat Top Book & Sta ll tionery Company JUST ARRIVED LARGE SHIPMENT OF HTHAMF.lt THI NK* <'ANVAH Tltl NKS WAHHHOKE TirVKH * 4 $5. to $50. HAND UA<M, KIT HACJS AND HI IT OAAFA IN AM, FKATHF.K8 $5. to $30. Metropolitan Men's Furnishing Co. “The Shop That Satisfies" , Elk's Building Bland Street i ■ ■ HIM i ______ .