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WHEELING
REGISTER SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1896.
£ Beginning with Oc
0 tober ist tftn pjice of
£ the REGISTER wffl
^ be Two Cents. The
d Sunday edition will be
J Five Onto. J
NO. 167.
- the Sentence Impose! Upon
.t Saucily, au American,
r o iilty by a Spanish Tiibu
: i vana, of Taking Part in
R -bellion—Hs was, It is
- d, the Hoad of a Local
-racy and was Appointed
- • M irti to Have Command
I. sureent Forces in Man
; and Santa Clara.
a. D* eetnber 26-To-day the
tribunal whiih judged the
as ; gainst Julio Sanguily, a
! \mericau citizen. charged
. piracy against Spain, con
i', r the first time alter an
ut for the Christmas holi
judges decided that San
s guilty of a modified quallti
• rfie crime of which he was ac
. ateneed him to eight years
,v imprisonment. The sen
published next Monday.
S ’ cully was arrested with
.including many meni
.>wn families of Havana.
i.:;::cd in M >ro Castle. An ut
ile to try him by court
!. but through the efforts of
, sitizenship was established
was given a civil trial. The
attempted to prove that
v . .is the head of a local con
i insurgent movement, and
h! been especially appointed
M i.t-ti to assume command of
f Matanzus and Santa Clara,
we expected to rise in arms
Spain. At the first trial San
round guilty on December 2.
need to life imprisonment at
bur in the mines of Ceuta.
The cast was appeal I to the
which the United States govern
. . a t nary tribunal did not
tl tin* terms of the Spanish
n treaty, and he was grante d a
il y the Supreme Court. The
! much interest at Havana,
•rowd was in constant at
i front of the Audencia
it . ftness the entry and de
i-ed. The trial has
tl'. past week. San
.’i'.t from the Cabanas
■ escort of sixteen
• .ere were five judges
Vice Consul General
", ’ as Consul General
i f General Fitz
to a special seat
1 •*’ probable bat an
ippett’ will be made to the higher
- the del - nse durine the proeeed
:r. ingurg. I that the tribunal was
! ha-, e presided and not five. The
• b «i*-f • * disputed the
'>*n< v v ’ court to hear and
tie 'a>-e. . lajming that the pris
i to a trial by six
>r g to the law prevailing
v. .ben ;!:•• Spanish-American
mnsel insisted that the
r lid no» be legally tried un
it 1 <77. He made a mo
: >ct. out it was overruled,
iant’s attorney then an
ti the defense would later
u ainst this decision
STARVE OR SUBMIT.
* fU..\l,r »»;»>•.* thf> Insurgent*
• \o Hope in !*tnar I>«*1 l»i
V iik.D i mber 2t>.—A dispatch
H.ruiii from Camp Arroyo
foot >>{ the Rangel hills, Pinar
i proviin .. l\» ember 21, x iu.
.:a. Cuba, says:
n interview with your corres
nt. Captair tleneral Weyler said:
twenty-six battalions ranging
' 1 to T.""0 men * h. occupying
■ I? of the province. These col
have destroyed everything in
ml have been able to subsist on
u 'e of the insurgents which were
! grutng in the hi1 Is and with
destruction died their remaln
of subsistence. They must
ante or submit. and some may
‘ do the former owing to their
i •> apathy.’*
v are there so few presenfa
1 i: ral. in other words, persons
t<> lay down their arms'*"
'oi!it is easily cleared up. 1
t they have hold meetings
idea of coming in as presenta
• l. vc been told rh..t l murder
but not knowing that, they
tiirow aw«y their arms and
i floes still When the pre
i t in come in crowds at I
' find that they are not killed.
11 a general rush to surt • n
t* ;i p.eftr w. 'I l\v t!*- nnm
r,> . ven up how m n\ have
can’t you?”
• sure. T!, ,re are more arms
•*e are Insurgents. To show
’ eraf•» co; dir: n I can tell you
hcow positively that Maceo him
t fhr*" dr.vr without food be
’ w?s killed."
■ti’l i iierekim dead?”
1 1 a <’ d'l certainly. We
■w where his body is. but we
to disinter it. as it would
■ - much of profanation of the
V - ' r^l las left the trocha
men to t..Ue part in the ac
■> the necessity for the trocha
.sivc bn' no longer exists.
. how v r. a considerable force
1 it : fin-lent for all prer
; • , t ;n‘r - If Kir
s’.; -a* ho- irr levartly.
think diver: vH! show him
.11." raid Got'crr! V.’cylrr. "We
’. or front him. hut s ’mo times
one of the Dttcusse brothers.
HlTH'Klt niKOl'I.LT HAVANA.
1 '*•* of ,sc\»-r;»l liN'nt Ku(agrw«nt<i
ix>rlrH By tht* !'«'« Censors.
\ V \. PovtnrVr M— Ochoa,
onootti r i t- th- vicinity of
rammea. r \:n • of Santiago de
Cub* La> Lad a sk-rmUh wah the insur
gents during which nine of the latter
were killed and the troops captured eight
prisoners.
While the column was returning to
1 GWi it was attacked by the enemy, but
t insurgents were dlsperstd with the loss
t i th troops of two men killed and five
wounded.
G*n >• trio, while escorting a convoy
of provisions from Manibon to Bremosa,
was engaged by a band of insurgents at
■ Tin; -m i. The enemy was dispersed, the
1 troops lusing one man killed and one of
! ticer and ten soldiers wounded.
On banks of the Joaquiabo river,
provt' ■ of Santa Clara, General Monta
tier lias had a skirmish with the insur
:■ tr s. aft -w ■ rds captitfing the enemy’s
I camp and 12' horses. The troops engaged
had five men wounded.
Tge insurgents recently exploded a
quantity of dynamite on the Caibarien
railroad at the moment an exploring en
c ne was passing., The engine was derail
. 1 md m rmor plat* d ear attached to it
was capsized, killing two and wounding
i ti\ • - n ■ of the escort. The soldiers com
p >sin- the rest of the escort repulsed the
| enemy.
HON. E. J. PHELPS,
Kx-T. S. Minister to i nglanti, <»ivc« IT I ■»
\ iewi 011 tin* Recognition of * ulw*.
Burlington. Vt.. Decmeber 26.—lion.
U. J. Phelps. ex-Minlster to England,
gives hts opinion upon the recognition
of Cuba in the following language:
"1 have no doubt that the position of
Secretary Olney, as recently published
is enttreiv correct. The question what
j.overnment shall be recognized In a
country where *an attempt at revolu
tion is in progress is certainly for tho
executive to determine and uot for
Congress. No legislation by that body
can. under any provision of the consti
tution. decide it. They can, of course,
pass resolutions upon the subject if
they please, but they in no respect can
control the discretion or the action of
the President. Besides no government
can be recognized until it exists. The
rebels in Cuba have no organized gov
ernment nor even abiding place which
they can call their own. They are
merely a guerilla force which would
speedily be annihilated if drawn into
an engagem* nt with the much super
ior Spanish army, it proves its ex
stence by its dexterity in averting such
an engagement. It would be absurd
to say that such a force constitutes a
government or that the Spanish gov
• ; muent in Cuba lias b< n overthrown
or that any diplomatic relations could
\ist between those rebels and the gov
i rntnent of the United States.
"If this country interferes by arms
in that contest it must be by assisting
■ n hellion in Cuba to displace the
Spanish government and to set up an
il r and this would be a declaration
if war against Spain, a country with
, hich we are and always have been
ir peace, and from which we have re
\'d no injury and no provocation.
• would be a gross and utterly unjus
t ihable violation of tmernatior ’ law
which no country can afford to perpe
trate .n the eyes of the world.”
SIWIN* l'USlllN<> riii: WORK.
Two Hie New CruistTH Now Building—One
a Hotter \ e-<rl Than the New York.
Washington. December -*>.—An in
teresting item in the last publication
f the Naval Intelligence office is the
statement of the naval construction
that the Spanish government has in
hand. It appears that the orders have
j been given to a big Italian firm near
! Genoa to build immediately an armor
i oil cruiser which will be named the
Pedro Aragon. She will be on the
| lines of the crack cruiser Guiseeppi
Garibaldi II.which Spain has purchased
and rechristened the Cristobal Colon.
The latter is to be delivered by the
builders to the Spanish government
next February.
Only 15 months are allowed for the
construction of the Aragon. Beth of
riu-se ends' rs are to be supplied with
the tubularous boilc’s in vogue in the
i rer.eh navy. When finished the ves
■ is will be slightly more formidable
i than our best armored cruiser, the
! New York.
administration indorsed.
CHICAflo. December -At one of the
| largest tr.'-ntings in its history, hold by the
' Ccntmercial Flub of Chicago at th«- Att»
iitorium to-night. Marshall Field offered
the folb -wing ns tutlon. which was unan
i imously adopted amid great applause:
R. solved, That this club heartily en
dorse.- the national administration In its
policy regarding Cuba.
SHOUTS OF ‘VT'BA LIBRE.”
• r
T >-. iy Admiral lle.irdslee's matinee on
.,1 th<‘ United States cruiser Bhilndei
! j.'.i w is a pronounced success. Amons
Cuban date*
| i; ; Scuor AKUero. He was received
| \\ i*h enthusiasm by a thousand persons.
' ( i hi rtai; was waved with shouts of
"Cuba Libre.”
GENERAL SICKLES TO SPEAK.
N « \,.rk, December 26—General
D trio! K Sickles. ex-Minister to Spain,
will speak on the Cuban question on
1 .lacks,-n's birthday. January S. in
j Brooklyn, advocating interference by
the United States in favor of the
Cubans.
v iik; A'Munment.
ludrrw .Inokson. a Prominent Akron,
Ohio. HntlnrM Man (io?» to the Wall.
AKRON. O.. December 2C.—Andrew Jack
'll. i prominent business man of this city.
ssi?ned to-«lay. The action also precipl
i t..X the .1 si-rnnieiu of J ; kson & Itrod
1„ ,-k. brick manufacturers, and the ap
i |»>mtment of - receiver Or the firm of
J kson ,t- Lyman, lumber dealers. Andrew
Jackson being heavily interested in both
concerns.
The liabilities of Mr. Jackson, includ
i . th*- debts of Jackson & Rrodbeck. are
• t . with assets probably e.\
i ling that amount.
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\N attachment served.
1T<>vid • c. R. I.. December 26.—A
Keeper is In charge of the property of
I the t'h'ienix Woolen Company, ut East
C.roenwicta. a: the instance of Samuel
K. Wiiiianis. of Boston, who has served
ua attachment for $23,000 on the mill.
——-o
A RECEIVER APP0INT7ED.
Columbus. 0.. December 26.—A re
1 ce ver was this evening appointed for
i fhe Columbus and Hocking Coal and
i Iron Company
A . . rer Taken From Jail at
Owensboro and Lynched.
The Jailer was Overpowered and
His Keys Taken From Him—The
Prisoner was Given Time 10 Pray
and Then was Strung Up and
Allowed to Strangle.
OWENSBORO, Ky„ December 26.—Al
fred Holt, colored, alias Alexander, the
murderer of Police Officer A.. \V. White,
was taken from Jail by a mob this morning
and hanged to a tree in the court house
yar 1. The lynching was most quiet and
I orderly perhaps ever conducted in the
State, and few persons save those having
business on the police square at the time
knew anything of it.
About 2:15 o'clock two men knocked at
i the jail doors, and in response to a ques
tion from Deputy Joiler John Ashby, Jr„
who demanded who had knocked, said they
had a prisoner they wished to lock up for
safe-keeping. Thus thrown off his guard,
young Ashby Ofiened the door, only to
face two big revolvers. He was over
powered before he could utter a cry and
the keys were taken from him.
Pleading for his life. Holt was taken out
of the jail, through the. court house yard
to the east side, facing the Rudd House.
He was given time to pray, when a ropo
was placed about his neck. At the word
of command he was swung high in the air,
and in ten minutes was dead. Ho had
. strangled to death.
When the mob had made sure that their
work was complete, they mounted their
horses in neighboring streets and alleys
and left town as quietly as they had come.
While there was much talk at first, it
was generally accepted that after such
damaging evidence had been brought out
against Holt, the law would be allowed to
tak- Its course. The mob's coming was
consequently unexpected.this morning.
Holt's crime was committed on the niorn
i ing of November 14. Officer White was
| killed with his own pistol, which was
I taken from his pocket by a negro named
George Basket, and handed to Holt. Holt
e. capeil. Iiut was captured shortly after
ward at Louisville and brought here three
weeks ago. His trial was oegun early 11>is
week, and the Commonwealth rested on
Thursday, aft. r producing conclusive evi
dence of the negro's guilt.
Including llo't. seven men in the last
week have met death at the hands of
mobs in Kentucky.
Last Saturday, Henry Finley was called
to his door near Mayfield. Graves county,
and shot to d< ith by a mob of masked
men. Two days before the Proctors, three
in number, were victims of a mob in Logan
county, two being hanged and the other
shot to death in his cell upon his resisting
the mob. Sunday night Jim Stone was
lynched at May!:eld. af'er a •Hedge guar
anteeing his safety had !>■ on made by the
citizens. Tuesday night Will Suet, a
negro boy. was brutally shot to death at
Mayfield.
DEAD BODY FOUND
At the Scene of a Free-for all tight—M. 1$.
Special to the Register.
Huntington, W. Va., December 26.
—At the C. & O. bridge across the Big
Sandy river, last midnight, a number
of railroad men engaged in a general
fight in which revolvers and knives
were used. This morning the dead
body of M. B. Compston wits found
near the scene, his body cut in a hor
rible manner, fie was forty years old
and lived at Johnson City, Tenn.
At Pittsburg, Closed Last Night—-A j
Very Su’cessful Two-Days Enter-j
tainmmt.
PITTSBURG. Pa., December —The
second day of tre annual Welsh Eistedd
food closed a very successful and enjojy
able meeting. Old City Hall was crowded
this afternoon and evening, and the work
of the singers was generously applauded.
Among the prizes awarded by D. Pro
t he roe. the adjudicator, are: Baritone solo.
John It. Roberts, of Allegheny; alto solo.
Mrs. W. J. Jones. Pittsburg: soprano and
alto duet. Miss Anna Brusser, of Dtlphos,
O.. and Mrs. H. J. Owens. Ada. O.
Female chorus—<23 to "0 voices), prize
550. awarded to the Pittsburg Choir.
The Painesville church choir was the
onlv other ccm;>ot'.tor.
Mixed choirs—Prize. S10b. awarded to
Pnlnesvl'le choir over choirs from Pitts
burg, Niles and Ada. O.
l ouip^ton the Victim,
Tilt, KXDl.t BKAT HIM.
How Dick Hume C#me to I.oso a Turkey
H„ 11-id Decided to Have t or Dinner.
Special to the F. glster.
\VII.LIAMSHL'RG. \V. Va.. December
2f,._picl; Humes was out hunting in the;
mountains Wednesday trying t ■ i \dM
turkey for Christmas. H<* had sighted a
tlock. had succeeded in tr«-tttntr a bis sob
hler away from the other birds, and was !
tryirc for a good shot at trim, when an itn- |
tmuse eavrle. measuring fully seven fe t j
aoro« whirled down almost as suddenly ,
as a lightning flash, and fastened his ta
lons in the gobblers head and neek. lift
ing him off the ground and carrying him ;
away with ease. Humes tlr. d at the eagle
three times before it got out of range, but
could not bring it down. The other mem
bers of the turkey Hock seemed to fear
the eagle more than they did Humes, and
soon got out of sight.
WOKUU'S KKt OKI) BKOKEN,
Th<" 1’uqutMin© Furnace No. I . Tuts Out
j 7,191 t o - of Iron 1»* Month.
ri'T’TSBl'RG. Ta.. December 26,-Dur- j
ji().< month ended to-day furnace No. 1. t
of the L'u juesne blast furnaces at Du- j
Mue*ne. broke all records of the world in
the production of piK iron. The tola: ton
nage was 17.104 tons, or an average of 537 .
tons dally, a vast output of pis iron. Dur- ]
lng several days the furnace turned out
tilt) tons each day.
SUPPOSED TO BE HEART DISEASE.
Special to the Resister.
\r.'N \v \ Dt n -■ -Reea
Yount: a hlshly respected <nd well to do
farmer of this county was found dead in
the public road a short distance from this
c[.y to-day. it is thought his death was
caused by heart disease*
A BOLD SWINDLER
Caught Up in ( hlemco —Raising Money on
Stolen Money Order Blanks—Hud all the
Needed Implements.
CHICAGO. December 26.—A man whose
name is thought to be W. Ferris is under
arrest here and is supposed to be the same
man who last month succeeded in having
the proprietors of the Grand Hotel and
Gilsey House and Sturtevunt House in
New York cash bogus postollice money
orders. The N\ w York hotel men were
deceived by the money order blank, stolen
from the postottlce at Granville, O.. which
was presented to them. Ferris registered
at the Lexington Hotel and attempted to
work the same game as he had in New
York, but was arrested. When taken into
custody he had a large number of money
order blanks on the postoffle at Granville
and the office stamper. The postottlce at
Granville was on the night of Novemir
27 robbed of its stamps and money, the
stamper and 1?0 money order blanks.
THE EX-QUEEN
Kcroivfs Many Callrrs at Her Hotel l’l
itoitou—II:«m Made few I’lanH.
BOSTON’. Mas.*., December 2fi.—Ex
Queen Llluokalani passed the day quietly
resting in her suite of rooms at the Par
ker House. lr answer to inquiries sho
said she ha«l made few plans as yet.
The ex-Queon had hardly finished her
breakfast before callers began to arrive;
relatives of her husband and other friends
made ditrinpf her previous visit here. They
were all received cordially and the hostess
seemed to bear the fatigue of her ions
journey remarkably well.
A RECEIVER
Appointed for the Columbus & Hack
ing Coal & Iron Co-The Business
Will be Continued.
COLUMBUS. O., December 28.—Jay O.
Mus.«, of Sandusky, was this evening ap
pointed receiver of the Columbus and
1 locking Coal and Iron Company, and his
bond fixed at WO,000. Mr. Moss is presi
dent of the court receivership, which was
precipitated by the receivers of the Balti
more and Ohio taking judgments aggre
gating $00,405 against the company for
freight charges. The receiver will con
tinue the business of the company.
TO BE MADE STANDARD GUAGE>
The Bella Ire. Zanesville & Cincinnati
Railroad Preparing for Improvements.
Special to the Register.
WOODSFI ELD. O.. December 28.—The
announcement is made that the Bellaire,
Zanesville & Cincinnati railroad is to lie
made standard guage in the spring. The
company lias completed twelve new steel
bridgt s on its line between this city and
|t>, !*nire. Ohio, eleven of tlmm spanning
Wegee creek and the other Anderson's
run. All of those are built to accommo
date standard guage trains, both ;n the
matter of size and strength. The, v lin
ing i^f the guago was under consideration
last summer, when the inability to
money prevented it. The road t ins f.no
coal tields, but has no tratlic of that kind
because, of the guage.
—--o
A HIXI MI.NOI S C OAL 1'OOL.
Plana I'nilor Consideration for Perfecting
a War IliiKling Organisation.
Now York, December 26.—The Com
mercial Advertiser to-day says:
Important developments will take
place in the bituminous coal trade in
a few days. It is learned from relia
ble sources that the association of soft
coal interests controlling the trade has
been dissatisfied for some time past,
and it is now planned to reach an un
derstanding which shall he stronger
and more binding than ever before.
This has been continued cutting in
prices and ihe official quotations lately
have been nominal only.
Meetings of representatives of roal
companies have been held recently in
this city, Philadelphia and elsewhere
to formulate plans in aid of Tidewater
bituminous coal trade. Prominent bi
tuminous interests are contemplating
the formation of a new pool stronger
and more binding than the present or
ganization. The date has not yet been
definitely fixed, but the meeting will
fake place at an early day next year
in Philadelphia. What the new plan
of agreement provides for will not be
made public until the interests have
agreed to it.
VENEZUELAN MINISTEK
Iln*) Arrived In N<*« York and Will (!o to
Washing:on — The Arbitration Treaty
satisfactory
NFAV YORK, December 2fl.—On board
the Red “O" lino steamer Caracas, whb h
arrived this afternoon from Venezuelan
i>ort.~. was General Andrade. Venezuelan
Minister to the I'nlted St iles, and Judpa
Storrow. The latter was interviewed at
quarantine but declined to make any
statement In relation to the arbitration
question. Winn asked as to whether he
intended to start at once for Washington,
ho replied:
"I cannot say.
It has been learned, however, that both
gentlemen will proceed to the Capital to
nisrht. , , .
'Ir Peifino. a passenger, who has been
a resident at Caracas for some years, said
that the arbitration treaty was satisfac
tory to the people and there was every
re-son to expect that It would be accept
ed by the government.
TO MAKKY LOIK FULLER.
S!»to Spnntnr .laool) A. Cantor to Wccl the
Fnmou« Dancer.
FRANCISCO. December 26.—'The
Bulletin this afternoon announces the en
gagement of Loie Fuller, the <lancer. to
State Senator Jacob A. Cantor, of New
York, and publishes an interview with
Mi--. Fuller in which she dl.l not deny the
encasement and asked if the announce
ment had emanated from Cantor.
_
STATK SENATOR Ley WEN STEIN
DEAD.
Special to the Register.
RICHMOND. Va., December 26.—State
Senator Wm. Lowenstein, age-J 76. who
has represented Richmond in the State
Senate for thirty years and who was pre
siding otticer of the last Senate, died at his
resid. nee in this city at seven o’clock this
evening, after an Illness of twelve months.
A HANDSOME PRESENT.
Sp* ial to the Register.
Parkersburg. W. Va.. December 26.—
C. E. Bryan, superintendent of main
tainence of way of the Ohio River
railroad, was presented yesterday with
a handsome, hunting case gold watch
and chain and a diamond studded
charm by the employes of his depart
ment.
A Terrific Explosion of Fire Damp in
an Indiana Mine.
That the Mine was Making Gas
was Known, and Several Small
Explosions Had Occun-od, But
Still the Work Went On—The
Force of the Explosion was Re
markable and the Heavy Cages
Were Blown Five Hundred Feet
from the Bottom cf the Mine.
Four Miners Rescued.
PRINCETON, Ind.. December 23.-A fer
ritic explosion of tire-damp occurred In
the mine of the Mauie Coal Company, this
city, at 3:30 o clock this afternoon, and us
a result twelve or more men were in
stantly killed and four were injured. One
of the four men taken out alive is danger
ously injured. Resides the dead bodies re
covered so far. live or six others, names
i unknown, are dead in the mine.
( The dead are:
| ROBERT MAPLE, married, treasurer
Mauie Coal C'ompan”.
JAMES RILEY, married.
JOHN RILEY, married.
'JOHN ERNEST, marricd.|
THEODORE PARER, married,
i DAVID NOLAN, married.
ROBERT PONY LIE.
JAMES PONY LITE.
JAMES KRL'GY. single.
JAMES TURNER.
JOHN HOLMES, married.
The four men rescued are:
WILL GRILL, slightly bruised.
WM. HOOKER, colored, cut and bruised.
FRANK TURBIE, badly burned and may
not recover.
-DAVIS, colored, slightly injured.
The m< n w.ro at worlt making repairs
of damages resulting from a similar ex
plosion last Sunday. Besides tho regular
miners, blacksmiths and others war© as
sisting at the work, while Robert Maule,
a son of President John Maule. and treas
urer and mine superintendent of tho
company, was superintending the work.
The mine has been in operation a short
time and the air shaft is not quite com
pleted, and the gas which collects in por
tions of the mine was ignited by a lamp.
One year ago yesterday Princeton was
jubilant over tho striking of a seven foot
coal vein by the. Maule Coal Company.
Put to-night many homes are scenes of
great sorrow, made so by the awful explo
sion of gas in the mine. When the mine
began work the finest machinery was put
in and it was the Intention of the owners
to make it the finest in the State. The
air shaft was rot started until after the
mine had been prepared to operate. Work
has progressed slowly, and there is still
about ninety feet to excavate before it is
completed. Gas has frequently accumu
lated in pockets and several men have
been burned by small explosions. About
two months ago an explosion occurred in
which one man was killed, and Frank Tur
kic, who was injured in to-day's explo
sion, was injured. The Ftate mine inspec
tor investigated and the work went on
with a small force, it Is well known that
gas accumulated, and there is no way to
dispel it, yet tho miners went to their
daily work without thinking of the danger
they were constantly in. Last Sunday a
jet of gas was tired by a blast and it
burned all night. In the morning the de
scent of the cages forced gas to this jet
and a terrible explosion occurred, but for
tunately there was no one in the mine.
To-day about twenty men were engaged
in repairing the damage by the explosion
when the fire-damp again let go with ter
rible force, this time with deadly effect.
The escape of four of the men from in
stant death seems almost a miracle when
it is considered that the heavy mine
cages were blown from the shaft l»ottom
to the top house, over 3t)0 feet above, by
the force of the explosion. These cages
were wrecked so they were useless, and an
Iron bucket was Improvised for a rescuing
party ns soon as possible after the acci
dent. The first persons brought tip were
Turbie. Grill and the two colored men,
Davis and Booker. The lirst was madly
burned and was carried to an nmmilance.
Grill and Davis were apparently unin
jured and walked off saying they w. re till
right. Hooker wns cut nnd burned and
had to be supported. Afterward it was
found that his jaw was broken and one
eye wns torn from Its socket. All were
given medical attention by a corps of
physlci ms. Then the rescuing party 1»’
gan to bring up tho dead. The scenes
aroun.d the mine were most pathetic.
Wives wore weeping piteously in anguish
that tho crowd vainly tried to alleviate.
Mothers, daughters, sons, and other
relatives of the men in the mine,
who, with blanched faces, stood
wringing their hands. and some
were kept from going down the
shaft with the greatest of difficulty.
Slowly the work of bringing the bodies to
tho surface proceeded. It was known that
the men still in the mine were all dead,
and those above who were waiting for
their dear ones realized that only man
gled bodies of those loved ones would
meet their gaze.
State Mine Inspector Fisher will arrive
to-morrow and will investigate the mat
ter.
At present th ©circumstances that led up
to the explosion cannot be obtained.
BULLETIN':
Princeton, Ind.. December 2fL—11:20
p. m. — The rescuers have just found
Dave Dolan and James, a man named
Colgate and a colored man. All are hare
gate and a colored man. All are bare- j
ly alive, but hopes are entertained that
they will recover. Search continues i
for others in the mine.
TOOK THEM HOME.
W>*ton Hoy# Who Wanted to Fl(rht for
Cuba raptured Hy Tiiclr fathers.
Special to the Register.
Weston, W. Va-, December 26.—Earle
Kunst. son of Dr. A. H. Kunst. Hale
Shirrard. Roy Hale anti Rolla Atchison,
who ran off Christmas just after din
rer. to join the recruits at Columbus,
Ohio, for the Cuban army, were inter
cepted at West Milford, about mid
night. and brought back to their papas.
\ special train was ruu to overtake
them.
NOVEL CHRISTMAS CELEBRAT10N
Mount Carmel. Pa.. December 26.—
Chief Burgess Wm- Hodgett, of this
place, was committed to prison to-day
for thirty days by Justice Reed for
i:^ving beaten his wife while celebrat
ing Christmas.
A BIG MINE FIRE.
Another Great Disaster in the Spring Hill
Colliery—The Miners Got Ont Safely.
HALIFAX. N. S.. December 26.—Anqther
great disaster has overtaken the Spring
H1I! coni mines. Just live years ago the
mines were wrecked by a great explosion
and 130 lives lost. It took the best part
of a year to pet the colliery in working
order again. It was splendidly equipped,
gave employment to one thousand men in
the pits, and had an output of 171.(XiO tons
a year. From the meagre dispatches re
ceived. it appears that the tire has com
plete possession of the underground work
ing of two or three slopes.
About 5 o'clock Thursday evening the
coal mines at Spring Hill were discovered
to be on fire. The fire >rigi mte.1 in the
pipe-way of the east slope, in the 800-foot
level. It soon forced its way into the 1.300
foot level, and developed Into a raging
furnace. When Government Inspector
Gilpin arrived fire was issuing from every
opening of the mine. Two cup'ios were
burned down, and the bank h°a 1 hnd to
be torn away. The miners worked hard
to save their source of MvMlhood. but all
their efforts In that direction were fruit
less. They tried to prevent the air going
into the mine by stopping up every air
way. Mr. Gilpin had to call the m-n away
from tills work, as it was attended with
great risk to their lives, should an explo
sion oecur, which might be expected at
any minute. Tlie flames snot 1(<0 feet in
the air. the reflection being visible at Am
herst. Tho extent of the fire is not
known, but the most disastrous conse
quences are feared.
The loss of the east slope is believed to
be complete and the maoiiinerv will be j
ruined. At 1 p. m. Friday the west slope |
was reached all right, but the men will ;
have hard work to save it.
The fire caught from an overheated '
steam pipe connected with the drb* ng ma
chinery. The men worken up to the time
the tiro caught and all got out safely.
The mine has three slopes—north, east and
AN INTERN ATIO.n A LCONFERENCE,
On tli<« Money Question—Republican Sena
tors will Probably Move Promptly.
Washington. D. C.. December 2<>.—It
is the expectation of the friends of the
mo\ement for international monetary
conference that the question will bo
taken up in the Senate soou after the
holidays, though it may he considered
first in a Republican caucus.
The committee which was appointed
by the caucus to draft a measure has
had the matter under consideration ami
Senator Wolcott, who is chairman of
the caucus committee has prepared the j
draft of a bill which if it is accepted
as a whole will probably be used as the
basis of whatever action is agreed upon.
It is not yet definitely determined how
far the proposed legislation will go in
providing for this country’s taking the
initiative in securing the conference,
hut the probabilities are that this will
be left to the discretion and inclination
of the President. The bill Is being
prepared for the purpose of providing
the means of carrying the Republican
platform on this subject jnto effect, and
the members of the committee gener
ally hold that Mr. McKinley will re
quire only the moans to proceed with
to cause him to use his utmost endeav
ors to secure an international agree- j
ment.
BRAINED HIM
Dan Moore. a Well Known Atlanta
Young Man. Killed While Making
Improper Advances to a Colored
Woman.
COLUMTU'S, G.-v.. December M.—Dan
Moore, a well known young man of At
lanta. was killed by Charles Hardy, col
ored, at Richland. Oa.. last night. Moore
had gone to Hardy’s house under pre
tense of wanting to warm, but attempted
to take liberties with Hardy’s wife, when
he was brained by the husband. Hardy
KKJ'f III* PRO RISK.
H, F. Platt Commit* .Suicide at Meiytrn
dale. Pa.
Special to the Resistor.
Fairmont, W. Va., December 2F*—
Word was received here to-day of the
suicide of H. F. Platt, formerly of this
city, at Meyersdale. Pa. Mr. Platt re
sided here for several years, being
manager of the syndicate store, but lett
about two weeks ago for Meyersdale.
Before leaving he told several persons
to watch the Pittsburg papers and they
would read an account of his death.
People supposed him to be slightly off,
and no faith was placed in his state
ments. A private telegram, however,
tells of his cutting his truat, residing
in death.
Col. II. G. Bowles, manager of the
Monongahela River railroad, to-day
stated that a new opera house will bn
erected there early in the spring- It
will be a two-story building and the
second story will be used as a reading
room for the employes of the Monon
gah Coal and Coke Company.
tried to cremate him.
ERIE. Pa., December 26.—Roseoo Finley,
the tax collector in Greenfield township,
this county, was waylaid, beaten into in
sensibility. roll bed of $.200, and then hauled
into his barn, which was fired by the
would-be assassins, last niftht. A neigh
bor. attract***! by the fire, entered the bam
and stumbled over Finley’s body. Fin
ley's condition is precarious.
WHISKY WILL HE DELIVERED.
Special to the P.eglster.
Weston, W. Va.. December 2C.—Internal
Revenue ’ Collector Ollkeson Issued In
c- irttons to-day to the express company
h* re to release and forward all whisky
held at his Instance the past month.
The Weather
WASHINGTON, L>. C.. December 2C.—
For West Virginia—Cloudy, followed by
fair: northwesterly winds.
For Western Pennsylvania—Generally
fair, but partly cloudy weather: colder:
fresh to brisk northerly winds, shifting to
easterly.
For Ohio—Cloudy In morning, followed
by fair: slightly colder In northern por
tion: light to fresh northerly winds,
shifting to southerly.
Mr. C. Srhnepf, the 0*>era House
druggist, made the follow ig obeerva- i
tions of the weather yesteruay: 7 a. m .
32: 9 a. m.. 34: 12 m.. 37; 3 p. m., 38;
7 p. m., 37Weather cloudy.
One London Paper That Does Not
Praise the Ambassador.
It Caused a Flutter—An Intimation
I That Mr. Bayard’s Resignation
Would Have Pleased the Presi
dent and Secretary Olney—The
Venezuelan Negotiations Said to
Have Been Taken Out of His
Hands—Holiday Gossip of Lon
don.
London, December 26.—Official ami
diplomatic circles are in a flutter over
uu outspoken article on Mr. Thomas F.
Bayard, the United Staten ambassador,
in the Chronicle of Thursday. Hitherto
it has been the custom of the English
press to lavishly praise him and he has
been everywhere praised its the Amer
ican who, single-handed, accomplished
the Anglo-American entente. The
Chronicle gave great prominence to a
Washington letter saying that instead
of rendering either country service,
Mr. Bayard, by minimizing the grav
ity of President Cleveland's Venezue
lan message to Congress, was a most
dangerous representative of the Uni
ted States during a groat crisis and
the Washington letter adds it was no
thanks to him that the situation did
not lead to the most serious conse
quences. The Chronicle s correspond
ent further claims to have the highest
authority for making tho statements
that President Cleveland and Secre
tary Olney were anxious a year ago that.
Mr. Bayard should resign, that all the
negotiations were taken out of hia
hands, and that he has known nothing
of what has transpired between Wash
ington and the foreign ofllce here, but
has been conteut to bo pushed asido
without resenting it.
The Chrlstmus woather has been or
the mildest description, foggy without
rain. The holiday trade has been tho
best in years, especially in jewelry,
fancy articles, books and mechanical
toys, which formed the chief attraction
of the shoppers. The receipts of last
Monday at one big co-operative storo
alono were £22,100. An uverage of
two hundred thousand parcels were on
hand dally at the main parcel offices,
where 1,400 clerks have been working
night and day. On the other hand
the distn*ss among the poor of London,
is equally marked. Over 700 persona
were relieved out of the funds of tho,
poor box at the Bow street police court
in three days, some of tho cases beipg
most pitiable.
The government is busily engaged in
making inquiries into the systematic
dlvulgenee of confidential information
by persons employed in the depart
ment of State and prosecutions will
probably follow. It Is stated that for
eign governments are better informed , ?
regarding secrets of the British service _
than in the case of the secrets of any,
other power.
Dr. Frederick Temple, the new arch
bishop of Canterbury, and formerly of
London, bids farewell to the clergy of
the diocese on Wednesday in St. Paul h
Cathedral. The archbishop in full
robes preached an eloquent sermon.
Mrs. Temple was presented in behalf
of the ladies of the diocese with a set
of Chippendale furniture.
Mr. Gladstone, in a letter Just published
on the subject of book collators, says: "I
have boon a purchaser In my time of
about 35,000 hooks. A boo< collector ought
to posset-s slv quitllllcations—an appe-ito.
leisure, wealth, knowledge, discrimination
and perseverance. Of these, lhave only
the two first, and the last !s resmeteJ, a*
my visual power seriously disable* it.
Speaking generally, 1 have retired (torn
the list of purchasers and 1 am gradually
transferring the bulk of my library to an
institution. St. Daniels. Hawardcn. Tho
book longest In my posvssloit is ,3nrnd
Dramas,' presented to me by the nu'hot *
css. Hannah Moore, inscrlh-\J, ‘As y< u
have just como into the world, and I am
going out of it. allow’ me.' etc."
Tho F.ritish Museum has obtained an Im
portant papyrus manuorip: of the first
century. B. C. It was found in Egypt and
contains lost odes of tho lyrie poe*,
Baochylldes, tho contemporary of Illndnr.
Tho manuscript is finely written but is
much mutilated. Fifteen to twenty poemu
arc intact.
The peculiarity of the amusement world
hero Is tho large number o' prominent
theatres which are closed this week, and
incidentally It has leaked out that the real
r**uton of Sir Henry Irving for closing tho
Lyceum Theatre until after Christ mar is
not an injury to his leg. but because Sat
urday's production of "Richard 111"
showed that the play need-d much cut
ting and revising. Th> work must to
superintended by Irving himself. Julia
Arthur, tho American actress, who was
given a great chance by Ellen Terry not
being in the cast of "Hlchard III." apptu
rently failed to embrace ’he opportunity.
Her Queen Anne displeased critics.
Tho queen's Christmas was celebrated
very quietly at Osborne, tho death cf
Prince Henry of Bnttmberg having made
all usual festivities unseemly. Only tho
old traditional customs of the fable were
unlnterfered with, and the usual pro^onts
were given. Tho royal baron of beef,
which is the principal dish on tho queen's
sideboard, w as cut from a Devon ox. which
was fattened on h«r majesty’s flemish
farm In Windsor s great park. Tho lolnt
was roasted at Windsor and was sent to
Osborne Christmas eve along with a boar's
head and woodcock pie. They all duly ap
peared on a sideboard yesterday.
The annua! performance of ‘ Elijah" will
be given by tho Royal Choral Society dur
ing the afternoon of Friday next (January
1st) at th eAlbert Hall. The same organ
ization will sing the Messiah" in tho evw
nlng of the same day.
The first representation of tho "Pil
grim's Progress" took place at the Olympic
Theatre on Thursday. The play proved to
be nothing more than a pantomime, lack
ing all the beauty of Bunyan's work. Tho
scenery and dresses were superb and tho
music was delightful. The text, however,
was rubbishy, and the performance met
with a hostile reception.
FOR SHOOTING FIRECRACKERS.
Sp> ' IhI to the Register.
WESTON, W. Va., December Tfi.—Mayor
Gaylord has issued warrants for nearly
fifty offenders violating a certain section
of the city ordinance relative to shooting
fircrackcrn.
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A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. '
Spuria) to the Register.
HUNTINGTON, TT Va Dtc»mVr 2*.—
Can- King was accidentally struck with
an axe while cutting timber at Kellogg
to-day. He Is In a serious condition. w

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