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<W THE WEATHER ' Unsettled Saturday: Sunday Genen aliy Fair. VOLUME MX... NO. .96 WHEELING. W, VA., SATURDAY .APRIL 8, I9M. ~~ p R ,~C~E~~T W Q~~C EN T~S Black Hand Crime at Cameron Sixtv Die in Mine Horror - Leaves Victim To Die in Fire Body Thrown Across File of Blazing Ijogs After Das* tardly Assault Is Made. SCREAMS OF GIRLS BRINGS ASSISTANCE. Assaulted Man lives on South Side—Now in Hospital and May Not Recover. -i-- i ! ■ : : r VICTIMS OF MAFIA IN RECENT MONTHS. During the past few months five cold blooded murders in the Wheeling district have been laid at the door of the dreaded Mafia or Black Hand society. The victims: September—Antonio Cassel- 1 la. Benwood. October—Dominick —, Black Lee — »er—Dominick Capone I March—Fraud KaufPa, Prov- | 1 idence. O. April—Tony Russell, Cam- I ! eron. ~ ZZZH ~ i Trailing their victim for a distance of nearly a hundred miles like blood-' hounds, two men, suspected of being members of the dreaded Mafia or Black Hand Society, suddenly came, upon their prey, Tony Russell, a Wheeling Italian peddler, late Thurs day evening, two miles east of Cam eron. where he was camping for the night, and after perhaps fatally wounding him. robbed him of <300. his savings of years of hard labor. After securing the money the assassins pick ed the unconscious form up and threw It across the blazing fire tq be cre mated. ■ -* I , Returning home from milking Jes sie and Lee Miller, daughters of Jake Miller, a well known farmer of Well ing Tunnel, witnessed the assault and bravely rushing to the assistance of the anconscb acreamed for help Their home wns nui a iew nunureu yards distant and After the two men secured the loot they started running up the truck in the direction or Fairmont. The vie ! tim rallied and rolled from the bias ing fire and was dragged to snfetv tty the heroic girls. The girls then' ran to their home and summoned aid. Their father and farm hands hurried to the scene and carried the Italian peddler to the house, where his in justes were "dressed The man had his front teeth knock ‘ ed out and his gums were so hadly torn that it was impossible for him tit talk distinct enough to he fully tinder stool. He was also seroltisly cut about the head and body and his clothes burned from the blazing Or Placing hltn on a truck the farm hands wheeled him to Cameron, where he was placed on a train and rushed to the (Idendale hospital, where he is row in a serious condition Cameron police were notified and succeeded In arresting two suspect* The men arrested are William How ard. of Canton, and Kdward peer, of New Jersey, but it Is generally thought that they are nor the right parties and will probably lie released P^ • police did not search them. Dreaded Mafia. hile the victim o' the murderous a'fack was being rtt-hed to the <: < n dale hospital aboard a Maltlmnre A Chio train, he kept muttering lilac : Hand get me Get ah m't tnonevs Follow* me hll times’" From the muttering* o' th«. \|,tim and from it ♦one of his conversation In the t;i.-n : eja’c hospital, it appear* that he knew he was f.elng followed h% the Itlnc-k ■ Hand, and was a marked man. When »»*ar e«! the man w :i« hurraing bar to Wheeling, a'ter a week In the r.|r IP' nt r oal region* \f >he Glendale hospital Inst even Ipg, the wounded man was attended »■’• 1>T P ft Marlow, of Mr Merhr-0 It was ner * Marc to remove h|» r P.alnlii? frerft teeth in dress his bar! Jv rut gums Tbe Italian is nbout thirty years of ag< and was fairly well dresser) When seen at the ho-’pitnl he whs In a serious condition, hut the physicians State tl it he will proli at.lv recover The man tn* m rbfe to talk very much and was unable to rngke himself understood, lie stated (Contfnaoit an Fifteenth Fags f Priest Faints in Cage Dramatic Tinge Given Camornst Trial In Italian Court by Ciro Vltoial. VITKRRO, Maly, April 7 Again to day the trial of the rnmorrls'a waa In ternipted when f'lro Vttotal, the ae rused pru-ef, Weaker,e,| hy a self |m |eiee«j faat, fainted Me waa under In terrogation and had worked himself Into a a«afe of mental and phyaleal ev ha nation until ho tumbled over against the steel Mrs of the prisoners' rnge l,nwy«-r* and Carabineers rushed to his asslstanee, and In the eonfnslon t’f'-ld«-nt lllan'hl doelar»v1 the sitting suspended. At the same time the mart ordered Vito**I to hre»k his fu-t with the yolks of half a doren egg* The rllmai eame opportunely for Vltotxl, following hla deeiaratlon that he had abstained from f«*>d for forty ► •tory of bla alleged perse, -ition In prl*- l on. nt.d tho rooital *h not without dminntlo offoot. "With trio in my r»n • «nirt mo r»rlo t. "I ha,| „ |«ok of hair from tho h*'rot of that holy aoul, my mother Thla *■»» talo n from mo upon ttio or 'l< r of a n, Utralc. who InalMorl that it"- " nr - . thn' of Mimo woman oom l*«nlon of mine That nonnonae! Why. t waa non gr.i fan anyone Imag •••' vr- it'-r profanationV *'lo' anl ftapl wna not proaonf whon tho trial waa rrntmel thta naornlnif Mia ph>*,l, lan fortified that he ««, i fern.g from a tore throat »« * fr anil of having "cried loo nint h during ht» Inferro*’ ition." 'tho proceeding* oponod with the re oa'I of VHatti The prlaoner d» aorlh, d attempt* whtoh, he raid, had tioen made to make him Appear guilty of >onipilo|ty in tho murder of ficnrntro fii'Hoohi and hl« wife While ht. wm In prlron, ho »aid, ho wna confronted with n man wjjo offered him tl’O to <|, noun, >■ certain peraona n* guilty rtf the 1 .. »f DEAD ATJ05 Parkersburg Woman Passes Away After Living Beyond the Century Mark. Special Plupni.-ti to thr Intelligencer. PAJtKKRSBL'RG. W. Va April 7.— Mrs. Martha Rosier. aged 105 years, the oldest resident of tb s city, died this morning. She was bora In Harrt son county. West Virginia. Mrs Ro sier held her mental faculties to the last and was exceptionally well versed in the early history of Virginia. Rescue 1720 From Liner Remarkable Feat Performed By Life Savers With Prlnzest Iren* Passengers. NOT A LIFE LOST, BUT VESSEL IS STILL FAST. Not Known How the Steamer Came to Be Out of Her Course So Far. LONE HILL. L. I.. Life Saving Sta tlon. April 7.—In Just five hours and ten minutes this afternoon the 1.72f cabin and steerage passengers on thr stranded North German Lloyd line! Prinzess Irene were transferred to thr deck of her sister ship, the Prinz Frio drich Wilhelm, and one hour after nightfall they were safely on their way to New York The feat Is unparalleled in the history of marine disasters, and will, perhaps, remain so for years tc come. Not a life was lost, not a case ol panic was reported. The first pasaen ger off was a woman and the second a baby. The cabin passengers, masters of the situation and the language, gen erously gave pree«-dence to the more timorous steerage. As for the liner on the bar. night fall showed her hard and fast in thr grip of the sands, and Captain God dard of the Lone Hill life saving s'a tion. estimates that she will be a pris oner at least a week, perhaps a fort night. In the thirty-six hours sines she struck she has been favored with comparatively light weather, but a stiff blow from the southwest might open her plates, crush in her bulk heads and wrench apart her stout steel frame. The Rescue Work. • •• mpis «na in? relief ship look part In the rescue to day. while a revenue colter and a derelict destroyer stood by. All the M*.*! steerage passengers were led down by the forward companionway thence clambored down a rope ladder into small boats. From these they were transferred to the tugs John J Timmins and John Nichols, which lay safe In the lee of the big liner. With the steerage out of the way and the wind and sea down, the tugs made fast alongside and took the cabin passengers directly aboard from a rear compnnionway. Tonight Captain tauten Von Peter ssen is still standing by his ship with his crew of r.su men He repeats that lie cannot understand how he came tc he standing ten miles ofT his course when he struck. Dry Victory Scored at Logan Though Democratic Ticket Was Elected. WpertiT * j. .*« h „ |r,r .. HP.VriNOTON. W Va.. April 7 The entire Democratic ticket was elected in the municipal election held at Logan today. Dr J E McDonald for mayor had a majority of over Naaman Jackson, the Republican can didate for mayor The -drys” won by a majority of over a hundred. BILLY SUNDAY Will Conduct Series of Meetings in Huntington In 1912. 'i' I Dtspat to tii# Inirltlgrrnor HFNTINftTON. W Va . April 7 — Announcement was made here todav that arrangements hari been closed with Rev itllly” Murid;.y. the not«d evangelist, to hold n Series t.f meet mgs in ttiD elty during Septemberan-l ttctotier. I9IJ. The wet element ot Huntington look* upon this ns one ot ’he concerted move to he made by the temperance faction in the earn palgn to l>e waged In favor of the pro hlbltlon amendment , which will he submitted to voters of the state in the election In the fail of n« st year DEATH DUE TO ALCOHOLISM * ——r - ■■ ■ ——_ _ * j WARNING AGAINST IlLEGALVOTING Prosecuting Attorney J. B. Handlan has Issued a warning against l.legal voting at the Republican primary to bo held Monday j Before leaving the city yesterday on a business trip Mr. Handla'n 1 said to an Intelligencer reporter: "Illegal voters at the primary next Monday or at any other dH- I raary will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of tho law. The Re- ' 1 bubllcan primary Is for Republicans only and persons not known to be Republicans must not be iwrmltted to tote. Repeaters • If anv are caught, will bo severely dealt with.” Threatens Civii War in Spain Ferrer Cate Causes Turbulent Ses sion of Deputies and Iglesias Makes Threat. I MADRID, April 7.—The continua j tion of the debate on the Ferrer case I in the chamber of deputies today was responsible for nn exceptionally tur bulent session. The Socialist lead er. Pablo Igle.’ias. raised it storm by declaring that although he could not res. use late Ferrer, he could repair the injustice of the trial. If he did not | succeed he would try to overthrow j the administration which refused rep ! aration to the murdered man. The j affair, he said, would not end there, j Then he shouted: . "Do not be surprised, deputies, if Justice is denied, to hear the clash of arms!” , After the president had tried fn I vain to make Iglesias withdraw his words of merigce. Premier Canclejas sprang to his feet and declared that the government would oppose with ail Its energy and the force of laws provided There was any attempt at revolutionary violence. ! Mann Mad PROMISES TO MAKE TROUBLE FOR DEMOCRATS. Republic*"* Hold Conference to Pro test Unfair Democratic Com mittee Decision. ' WA*!ll\*ino\\ April 7 Tli* tin*t fiirrit 1 . r. rs » . t»__ house i< ;ni< i tin liiiltni’ representa tive* r,f the insure. nt tx>r»lnn of th* party was h» i.i ii,m afl-rnoon In tlM ofll.es of minority lender Mann It follow 4 d a refneii 1 of the Iv-nioeratv to rive up nn more committee places to the It. I-.,till, r .,r r. • t. re the pro |s-rtlon that hn heretofore existed! lx tween the two parllt s In the crmi Inlttee tosUnni. n . After the eon'erenre. Mr \fnnn rave oat = tnt i. ml Id 'erlv arrafen , Inr what he call'd the I'nfair. arbi trary i lid hnttal action," of the rpffln. ] rrat* In Trainpllnr the rlrhts of the minority.'' Th.. statement promises a lively republican tlrht to take ad varitiy of every parliamentary prlvl. ler" to finite thlnrs hot on the floor Mr Mann submitted the situation to the f .nferen’e of lenders this after noon and asked w -. m, ,• j... *ho .id nrvf pr'ire en* - |> to name eonimtl tees „n tho limited I .si of ret.res ' ental'in riven by the Itemm rats tt1 was #1. frrrrlned to rn ahead with the sejeetfon r.f l(* j uhllcnn month. rs --—-—. I Commoner Visit* Taft and CMMumm International Peace Proposition. WAHHINfSTON. Aj.rH 7 President; Tuft and William lenntnr* Itrt an talk ed about pence today Other thlnr"! may have enme up In the hour's dl* 1 :c it sat on the President and the \ehrss kan h .d tor. ther nt the White tlnusn,1 (but International peace predominated. Storm Town Federal* to Attack Mexicali Now Held by Mexican Insurgent*. MEXICALI, Mexico. April 7.—Five ' hundred federal soldiers are encamp-1 ed at Little s ranch, live miles to the | southwest. Governor Vega, who is In command, says he will take time to reronnoiter. but probably will at tack Mexicali to-morrow Vega said be had killed three Insurrecto scouts. Reports of the defeat and rout of; Simon P.erthold and his hand of 611 rebel" at Alamo, 7.1 miles south of, Mexicali on March 26, are confirmed by fugitives. Peace Concession. MADKRO’8 CAMP, BlSTlLLOg. I Much i da. near Chihuahua, Mex., April 7.—What he declared to be his ultl-1 matnm on the question of peace was delivered by Francisco I Madero to-: day While Insisting that President! IM-is retire and the country be given a) new election. Henor Mud* ro said he »n« willing to resign ss ‘‘provisional President" snd If nccessarv would al low a provisional President to be selected from War cabinet. No Peace Considered. Ttt'STILT^tS. Hacienda. Madero * j Camp, near t'hlhotihua. Mex. April 7. —Francisco I. Madero, Jr. today, au ' thorlsrcd the definite statement that i he has not been Informed of any plan for a termination of the war either* through his father or any one else lie! "aid lie find no Intention of going to a * po'nt near El Paso or sny other place] with a show of receiving rotnmunlca •••aiivn i«t Jioucp All Vllfl pUtfl* for n continuation of hoMtlllft**.j Nab Romeo Woman Sent Love Letter, Secretes Police In Room. Then Invites Ad mirer— Has Him Pinched. P|- ' ' • ’ ' t . * e MHH.-rm-n I IU XTINIJTON. W. Vs., April 7 — K*rn W. Ilmen, n Uxal Imaluca* men. '** tinbbed by the police *bortly after 1 lee* midnight. when he quietly made hie w»y Into the home of Mr* H ||, Klnner. H prominent roc|cf> woman of this city Mra Klnner laid a trap for the a<ith>r of an anonymous letter ehe ‘ had rcc* Ived. The letter fold of how* he hail been wmlftcn with her charms, nnd If she dealred to make nn ac' qtial’it.tnce ehe could do no by hanging a bit of paper tied to a string out of ihe window of her bedroom Mrs Kln ner eonferred with the police and waa ndvlaed to comply with the reqneat. ) Mr* Klnner gave the algnal and In the early hours of the morning Welt- 1 man approached and came Into the | room The blue coat a hidden In a 11 closet were wlfnewne* to the eonveraa ' Mon between Mra Klnner and Well-! i mnn. during which the latter aald that ' he waa the author of the letter and ! waa gratified that hla hope* bad been ' rewarded. Wellman almoat mllapaed I when the officer* swooped down upon him Me entered a plea of gulltv in *1 police court this morning and waa!! fined $20 for disorderly conduct. Autopsy Indicates There Was no Foul Play in Mysterious South Side Death. CORONER WILL HOLD AN INQUEST THIS MORNING. Men Arrested Are Held Only as Wit nesses—Deceased Was a Native of Wheeling. After conducting a through autopsy last night over the remains of the late George Coleman, County Coroner I)r. A. B. Nichols reached the conclusion that death was due to natural causes, superinduced by excessive use of alcohol. The Inquest will he held this afternoon, and while Sherman Kraft, Charles Watkins and .latues Camp bell, who were arrested In connection with the case yesterday, are no 'eag er suspected of causing the death of Coleman, they are being held at the jail us witnesses. County physicians Plant and Campbell made the examin ation. Coleman died about 4:30 o'clock yes terday afternoon at the boarding house of Miss Mayme Dolon at No. 2140 Alley A. He was brought home at an early hour yesterday morning by Kraft and Watkins, with whom. If Is said had been drinking heavily the night before. He suffered greatly throughout the day and certain symptoms, such as frothing at the mouth, led to the isdlef that he had l>een drugged. No trace of anything but alcoholism was found by the physicians in their examination of the bodv. Another fact that led to a suspicion1 of foul play was the existence of ■uime scratches and abrasions on the fate and neck of the dead roan. These*, however, were found hy the physicians to he trifling. The deceased was a native of this n»v. being the son of Mrs. Theresa ind the late Peter Coleman. The family residence Is at No. 1*1 pjf. j leenth street, hut he had not resided 1 there for several years. Resides his i*urents, he survived hy two brothers. Charles nml William, who' Boost Charter Big Demonstration Hud at Pittsburg In the Interest of the New Charter Plan PITTSIU Ril, April 7—A mas* rn« ctine of large proportion* was held t ore tonight under the auspices of i Hie Plttahurg charter committee. In1 ihe Inter* *! of the "Pittsburg plan,” j i new charter measure before the legislature, calling for a small conn | 'll body, the Initiative, referendum1 »nd recall and the non-partisan hat ot. a mammoth crowd gathered In h« music h.tl! Of !hc exposition, while in overflow meeting had to he ar ranged In the administration building The charter reform movement was •HWrhod recently before the Wist*, ire before the Introduction of the1 Pittsburg plan" hill At the anmc | (me serious allegations of corruption > ere made cementing political ,ondl Ions In gren-.r Pittsburg. Promt ’ent men spoke In favor of a new 'barter tonight and thousand* of, orlnted pos'al curds, advocating the ’Kissing of the rhsrtcr bill were mall ! d to Harrisburg The Allcghcnv 'ountjr de'egaflon attended the meet j ng In a body Tar wiATgra Western Pennsylvania— Oeaerslly fslr Istnrday snd Bnnd.y. light to moderate ! isst winds Ohio—Psir In north: nnsstvisd In ths msth portion Bnntrday «n<i Bnndsp. light » medersts northesst to sue winds. **vt Virginia—rnscttlsd Bttirlsy, Inndny gsnsrslty fslr. Tsmpsrstnrs Bscord. The following leni «r«i ,i»* were rec oded yesterday hy the Neff Hardware ism. t a m. It is. I* m. 7 a m •1 «* »1 H t« POSTPONE TRIAL ' "Bath Tub" Cate Goea Over to tha June Term of Court. DETROIT. Mich., April 7.—The trial of the government’s criminal case against the so-called bath tub trust, has been postponed from the May to the June term of the federal court here, because of certain newspaper articles to which Judge Dennison took exception. Progressives Bolt Martin Democratic Senator* Split on Nam ing Minority Leader in the Party Caucus. CHILTON IS CHOSEN CAUCUS SECRETARY The Bryan Element Refuse to Line Up with the Democratic Policy in the Senate. W ASIUNGTON, April 7.—Senator Thomas S. Martin of Virginia was se lected at the Democratic senate cau cus today as permanent caucus chair man and minority leader during the present congress. He received 21 , out of the .17 votes cast, 16 going to | Senator Benjamin F. Shively of In diana, who was then elected vice chairman. Senator W. E. Chilton was I elected secretary of the caucus, the two last named places having been tilled by acclamation. Senator Owen declined a re-election as secretary. The expected long contest did not develop. Prior to the session the progressive Democrats, as the fol lowers of William Jennings Bryan prefer to be designated, met In the ofllce of Senator Owen to canvass the situation. A number found them selves in an embarrassing position because of pladges made many weeks ago that they would support Mr. Mar tin for the minority leadership. Progressives Bolt Martin. II was decided that the progres sives should vote for Senator New lauds of Nevada, as Senators Culber son of Texas and Stone of Missouri both declined to become candidates. The plan was changed in caucus, (Continned on Sixteenth Page.) Lynching Georgia Jail 8tormed, Negro Taken Out and Hanged by Mob. I-A\l RKNCEVIU^J, tia, April 7._ This morning shortly after midnight a mob of 200 masked men stormed the jail here and secured a negro. Chas. hale, charged witii assaulting .Mrs. C G. Williams. They hung him from a tree in the business section of tha town and riddled the body with bul lets. Tall in 1912 Will b» Only Pres'denial Candidate Insists Chauncey Depew. NEW YORK. April 7.—"When the •Nattonal •(••publl. an convention meets In 1912, thi re will be but one name be fore It. William Howard Taft." pre <llet,d fhauncey \| Depew. former s. nalor from New York, to the Repub lican club, to-night. In his first public utterance since the election of tils successor. I lelleve." he continued, "that as I’rcslilent's Taft's measures are bctt»T understood and hla unselfish pat riotism and devotion to the public service lotted known among the peo ple h<- will grow in popular favor. He I* one of the misunderstood of our presidents.” 130 In Peril Boat Crushed In Ice ftps But Pas sengers Reach Shore on Ice. NORTH 8 YON BY. C H April 7 — t’auuht in Itie great fields of drifting Ice In the (Sulf of 8t. tgiwrenoe, the steamer Marla* was crushed to pieces today. The 130 on board es caped over Ihe treacherous ire jam lo 8t. Paul's (aland. Fifth Pair of Twins. PARKER8RIRO. W Vs.. April 7^ Mrs Benjamin Marriott. nf piranshoro, i Ritchie county, gave birth today to her fifth pair of twins Three seta of them are living All were born dur Ing a period of seven years. - --— - Terse Teleg ROCHIWTER, N. Y.—An Injunction to prevent the deal whereby the Bell telephone Interest* were to secure con trol of the Rochester Telephone com pany was Issued In Buffalo today on the motion of the Federal Telephone and Telegraph company of Buffalo. HCNNIWRU* Kan—After winning the mayoralty of llttnnewell, Mrs Ella Wilson was counted out today by the old city council, and the certificate of election given to her opponent, O M Akers, who la town clerk. BADEN BADEN, flermany —The dl- I riglhl* Deutschland, with ten psasen-1 gets aboard, arrived this evening at f the Oos Acrodome from t'annstatt, covering the distance of 47 miles In one hour and 25 minutes. CHICAGO.— Because his wife em hrsc- d 15 religions in It years. Oen W Bone has asked for a divorce < I.EVELAND, O -Hhonly after bid-1 i Throop. Pa_ Min® Catches Fir* and Traps Men and Boys to Wait Death. RESCl’E WORKER HERO WHO DIES IN MINK. Twenty Bodies Recovered and Rc» cue Work Is Being Pushed at Great Risk. l SCRANTON. Pa.. April 7.—At mid night nearly two acore of bodies had been piled at the bottom of the shaft. Reacuers are pushing Into the mine, and It la thought that all of the bodied will be recovered within a few hour*. A temporary morgue had been erected at the opening of the mine, and here were congregated hundred# of women and children, relatives of the men and boys who had been so suddenly snatched from them. None of the bodies recovered wae mutilated, death doubtless having been caused by Inhaling flames and gases. SCRANTON. Pa. April 7—Throog, a village Just to the north of this city, . was the scene of a mine disaster today with probably sixty Tlctims, fifty men , and ton boys. Including Walter Knight, the foreman: Isaac Dave, a fireboss, and Jos. Evans, who was In charge of the l nited States mine rescue car that was rushed to the scene, and who was suffocated by reason of the oxygen charged armor he wore failing to work. Charles Enxian, the noted expert In general charge of mine rescue work for the federal government, who wae at the Wllkesbarre rescue station, was also overcome, and is In a serious . condition tonight. Fire Origin Myster. The origin of the fire is unknown. It started in an engine house at the opening of a slope leading to a tun nel. from which opened about thirty ' new chambers. There was no other opening to the tunnel, and the fire completely blocked the egress of the more than hnlf a hundred men in these workings. One man started to alarm them, but the smoke became so thick that he turned hack. They were a thousand i feet beyond the fire, and 7r.O feet be low the surface. Mine rescuers from the government | station In Wllkesbarre rushed to the scene with their ear and assisted In fighting the flames, and three of them with helmets on their heads and oxy i Ren tanks on their backs went Into the j slope. They found three dead. Joseph Evans, head of the govern ment rescuers, was one of the three to enter. He was seen to tug at his helmet and tear It from hts head. It ' had evidently failed to work. He was smoke and gns from the burning coal , that he died in four hours. Knzian had a similar experience a few hours later, and is in a serious condition tonight Twenty Bodies Found. Twenty bodlps had been recovered at !> o’clock tonight, and the others are being searched for in the more distant workings None of the bodies ! were taken up to the surface. It waa thought best to wait for darkness and the dwindling of the crowd. James Vickers a fire boss, who was near the engine house when the fire broke out. gave the alarm, and tried to get to the tunnel where he knew a large body of men were at work. Ho eould go only a short distance before he was forced to turn hack, and it waa with difficulty he dragged himself through the smoke at the point of tha fire. Hangs of miners at the Pancoast mine, led by Mine Superintendent Jos eph Hirtley and assisted by the Throop fire department, carried hose Into tha mine and fought the fire under great difficulties The I'nited States mlna rescue car stationed In Wllkesbair* waa summoned early In the afternoon, anti later on the I^tekawanna rail road's hospital car. the Icehtrh Valley company's mine rescue force from AVilkesbarre came on the acena. Find Dead Bodies. In penetrating the slope for 100 feat the rescuers came npon the dead bodies of two men and a hoy. Their fares were hurled in the wet culm as if they died trying to escape the deadly gases and Intense heat. It being taken for granted now that no one was alive in the tunnel, the rescuers renewed the attack on the burning area fn reduce the awful heat, and when this work had proven some what effective a corps of expert resell* men. with the latest style resene at* mor. pushed on Into the slope, and at h 'o tonight they came upon heap af ter heap of bodies strewn along th* roadway where they fell over one an other tn their frenzied fight to get to the end of the slope The bodies were carried to the foot of the shaft, and (Oont tuned on Ssvsnth Pars.) raphic Tips ding his family goodbye late tonight, Tom L Johnson relapsed into a seml eonsefous state which condition still existed at midnight. TOKItt- K Oknra has given |VHI, to lie devoted, with a similar amount donated some time ago hy the Emperor, to the relief of the poor and sick of Japan WABHfNOTOX President Taft la going to invite every new member of the senate. Itcpn Dean and Democrat, and their wives, to a dinner at th* White 1lt<n*e on April 111. WASHINOTOM The frigate U. «. ft Independence, nearly a century old. is shout to he formally stricken from the t|«* of naval vessels of the Dnited State*. NKW YORK —A transom over a drug store door waa a burglar trap that held Roy Kesley, aged 17, uaUJ the police arrived.