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AT LEAST TWENTY .AT 2:15 THIS MORNING JUST AS. SHAFT A GREAT QUANTI ' PLODED, HURLING MAN \ NITY WITHOUT A NO A TRAIN STANDING AT THE DEPl AND THE MEN WERE EN1 HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE THE SC CRIPPLE CREEK, Col., June 6.? ? fully twenty men were killed and over ;' a score injured at an early hour this morning by the dynamiting of a train and the depot at Independence, as the .result of a plot against the men, the perpetrators of which, are unknown. Many of those injured cannot survive. V A great quantity of the explosive had Ibeen placed under the depot and at 2:15 o'clock it was exploded just as r* "the miners, who had come from the shaft of Stratton's mine at Independence, had boarded the train. I The mine was discharged by elec' - tricity, and the man who discharged it was concealed in the shaft house of the Delmonico mine. The deadly j wire has been traced to this building, and the fiend used a piece of chair leg with which to pull the wire. As soon as the news was received here, 1 Company I, C. N. G., was ordered out | and a special train from Cripple Creek } with doctors, nurses, police officers, mine owners, newspaper j men and others hurried to the scene of the terrible crime. This train arrived at Independence at four o'clock, and immediately began the work of removing the dead and injured. > The scene about the depot is horrible in the extreme. Portions of human bodies are scattered all over the right of way of the railroad, and in the 'twenty-foot hole made by the ex[ plosion are several skulls, arms, legs j and hands. Every object within a radius of fifty feet from the hole is be- I :L; spattered with blood, t The building was demolished en!r:. tirely, and the train was hurled into > the air. The unfortunate men, en!; trapped in the cars were sent to their i doom without a word of warning. The bodies were blown in all dif rections, and the mangled remains are f beyond all recognition. Many of the - wounded are torn in such horrible fashion that none can utter their l names to soothe them in their dying moments. The scene about the shattered build' *' tMtn ic nnp nf hnr* H Jilg auu ? icwiviu n i4.?i 4? ? 1 ror. Hundreds of persons are flocking to \he scene, and assistance is | being rushed to the stricken miners j with all possible speed. Before inedi\[ cal attendance possibly can arrive many will succumb to their wounds. Many of the injured were taken to ^Florence and Cripple Creek, while several others were taken to the hospital at "Victor. One man. literally blown to bits, lies dying in front of ! the debris of the wrecked depot. His name can not be learned. It is known that two of the injured are Edward Holland, who has his right leg broken, and whose body is mangled, -and John Poilied, whose right foot is badly injured. 1 The dynamiting ts characterized as ; the most fiendish which could have Y . been perpetrated. The demolished building was a small structure, and \. had stood for several years, and had V been erected on stilts upon a steep hill ] side. There is plenty of space be- J rlprint to riermit of the dv- i . ?,?~ ?- ?---- . I namiter's placing a big mine under it. !' The depot was so constructed that the work could be carried on without K discovery. The sheriff's office and the entire police force in the towns of the whole district have been summoned to aid in searching for the perpetrators of the crime, i ; A partial list of dead follows: GUS AUGUSTINE, aged 33 years, lived at American House, Victor. ARTHUR MUHLEISEX, aged 35 years. Erickson House, Victor. HENRY J. HAAG. FLEICK McLAIN, shift boss. CHAS. E. BARBER. HERBERT McCOY. J- McCoy was taken from the ruins i alive, but died at 6:-10 o'clock in the Victor Hospital. Eight men are lying at the Victor and Red Cross hospitals, fatally injured. 1 The explosion was no doubt the reV JDS ! MINERS KILLED I H E MINERS CAME I- MCI ivi inc. rY OF DYNAMITE WAS EX' OF THEM INTO ETERTE OF WARNING. DT WAS HURLED INTO THE AIR "RAPPED iN THE CARS. i ARE FLOCKING TO :ene. > suit of a deep laid plot. The murderers evidently did not wish to kill or injure any of the crew in charge of the train which the ill-fated miners intended to take for their homes in Victor and Cripple Creek. The train started from Alta Vista, and picked up the men on various four o'clock shifts who wished to return to their homes. When within seventy-five feet of the depot at Independence the engine whistle sounded as a signal for the men at the depot to get ready to board and to warn any laggards to make haste if they wished to catch the train. This whistle was the death signal, for no sooner had the shrill blast sounded in the ea'rly morning stillness than a muffled roar was heard and nearly two score of human beings were hurled intq eternity. The explosion was a terrific one. and the mountain trembled as if rocked by an earthquake. The detonation was long and loud and could be heard for miles about Independence. DELEGATES j To the State Convention?The Delegations Will Be Divided Between Dawson and Teter. The result of the district conventions on Saturday for the State con vention was the selection ot tile ioilowing list of delegates: E. M. Showalter, Dr. W. C. Jamison, A. Howard Fleming, \Y. E. Arnett. J. R. Linn. A. L. Lehman. Dr. J. W. McDonald, Harry Shaw, I-. Loyd Canning. W. L. Boughner, Z. M. Reese, Scott Rep pert, J. A. Loughery, R. L. Sommerville, Frank Sanders, John Showalter, W. T. Sturm, Sanford Fleming, A. X. Prichard, John Kirkland. Joseph Sidwell, J. D. Charlton, \V. J. Kerns, J. B. Hess, J. B. AVest. George McQuaid, H. E. Moran, Mell Malone and Sant Ferrell. Delegates to the Judicial Convention. C. D. Rohinson, Lloyd Canning, E. G. Fortney, J. H. Leonard, Monroe Moran, W. E. Morgan, TJ- G. Petty, John Edwards, Chas. Ash, William Jarrett, Tom Harden, W. S. Meredith, John L. Lehman, Thomas Buckley, Carl Frame, M. L. Hutchinson, Allison S. Fleming, Amos O. Stanley, John Henshaw, J. A. Meredith, T. X. Swisher, Madison Carter, W. C. Daugherty, J. A-. Hill, A. B. Jolliffe, H. T. Haugbt, J. C. Uarracicman, oe?arcl Rex, Wilfred Watkins, John J. Jamison, C. P. Moore, D. E. Jolliffe, C. W. Robinson, J. R. Murphy, E. E. Reeder, T. M. Hibbs, Eugene Christie, Grant Huey, J. M. Barrack, B. j F. Charlton, A. H. Hildreth. j W. C. Miller, O. E. Morris, J. A. | Hess. j Delegates to Senatorial Convention. G. H. Richardson, J. S. Pople, J. L. Stealey, James Gantz, O. P. .Morgan, Hank Satterfield, New-ton Anderson, James E. Conaway, \Vm. E. Miller, Stephen Hess, J. W. Vandervort, Lock Hamilton, T. Worth Fleming, Richard Brand, M. W. Ogden, R- M. Dunn, W. H. Grandstaff, David Kitter, S. A. Wright, Thomas Simms, H. K. Ash. Fill ridge Carter, M. W. Harris, Hayes Gaskill, F. M. Keener, E. S. P^rrtch .Tacob Swi ger, C. J. Haught, C. H. Fletcher, T. L. Atha, J. A. Steifuss, W. J. Moore, W. R. Sellars, H. B. Gump. F. M. Crowser, J. F. Gump. J. I*. Musgrave. D. L. Cunningham, \V. J. Alexander, Dr. U. H. Kvendarfer. Dr. G. R. Miller, C. E. Clayton, H. S. Basnett. W. T. Sturm, of Amos, was in the city Saturday night. ? the sm ?to \ jn cfc?wIr MASTERS AND RESORT ? <<; TIMELY ARRIVAL UF- pui_iuc.ivie.ii . PROBABLY SAVED THE LIFE OF HUGH McFADDEN. A MOB OF FOUR HUNDRED WAS j ON THE POINT OF BATTER- | ING IN A TEMPORARY REFUGE OF THE MATE. BUFFALO, X. v., June C.?By the timely arrival of Police Captain Notter and a squad of police at the West Shore Ore docks late vesterday afternoon the life of first mate Hugh McFadden of projieller John T. Hutchinson was probably saved. The police were called to suppress a riotStrikers and sympathizers of the j Masters' and Pilots* -Association swarmed about the house where McFadden was temporarily lodged and threatened to lynch the mate in case they laid hands on him. Fully four hundred of the infuriated mob which was increasing every moment, surrounded the house. The refusal of the Lake Carriers' officials to release the mate and the threats of the ship's officers to shoot the first man who set foot on the deck of the boat only added to the flames and wiinm a few moments more temporary refuge of the mate might have been battered in and the fugitive trampled to death. Sergeant McDonald said: "I never faced an angrier mob." McFadden was finally escorted to the boat by the police with a drawn club marching four abreast through the center of the mob. Three boats left Buffalo yesterday and several arrived. Italians In Trouble. Two Italians got into some trouble at Xew England Saturday evening, and as a result one of them is in the Miners' Hospital with a bullet hole in his arm. The obe who shot him escaped and has not been caught. He has but one eye and will likely be caught as this mark cannot be hidden. Ft. S. Monroe III. R. S. Monroe, "of the Fifth ward,-Is very ill with. flux. There are doubts of his recovery. DY] POLLY'S IN THE GARDEN." PILOTS 1 TO VIOLENCE > To Farmers and Wool Growers. I will pay 24 cents fop all merchant able wool delivered to me at Fairmon or places I take in. I pay the higkes prices and treat the woll grower right C. F. RANDALL. > MRS. WRAASF SERIO BUT LITTLE HOPE IS ENTERTAIN ED FOR HER RECOVERY?THE OTHER VICTIMS OF EXPLOSION ARE DOING VERY NICELY. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE VISITEC THE SCENE OF THE DISASTER YESTERDAY?THE . WRECK IS BEING CLEARED UP. Yesterday hundreds of people view ed the debris of the building whicl was wrecked by the gas explosior Saturday morning. A policeman was kept busy trying to prevent the peo pie from carrying away pieces of th< furniture, etc. Even then a grea many little trinkets, dear to the mem bers of the families, were thought lessly carried away. All the members of Mr. Dent's fam ily are able to be out except Mrs 5c vorv norvmis from th shock. She is at the home of Mr Lowry, on "Water street. A physi cian had to be called to attend hei this morning, but it is thought sh< will soon recover. The children ar< staying with friends. Mr. Dent de sires to express his great apprecia , tion of the kindness shown him ant [ his family by- the neighbors in thei: trouble. The neighbors have all dont everything they could to help, them Especially does he thank Mr. Heatl Jones. Mr. "Wraass's family is not gettin; NT AM a?J i vv H ^SV Jk7I 0 |K^3t^V| Jfft I /yfflfltu] AJB v 1 ?l#i Edison Motion Pictures. They are so thrilling, dramatic and replete with exciting situations and so crowded with action interest and spectacular effects that an audience witnessing them is I simply spell4 hound. At the lecture room of the M. E. church to-night at 8:Of) o'clock. "" Admission 25c. Children 15c. Keep the Door Locked. The latest thing on Monroe street is Clarence Abbott's saloon iu the r basement of his hoarding house. It t Is quite handy to the Northwestern " j entrance of the West Virginian office " I but we keep that door locked! I IS IN ? - '- ?- * ?~V -mr 0-tr% W /\ ? T lis CONDITION - along so well. Mr. Wraase and the smaller children are not injured much, and will he out soon, hut the older child > is hurt rather seriously, and it will be some time before he will recover. The condition of Mrs. , Wraase is very serious, and there is little hope of her recovery. She is not so well now as Saturday, and it is not known yet what the outcome may be. Miss Thomas is getting along well. The wreck is being cleared up today. The furniture was found to be 1 a total ioss. What at first seemed 1 whole fell to pieces when picked up. ' The people are contrilrnting liberally to the relief fund, and the families ; will be cared for. t An Outing at East Park. To-morrow the Sunday School class of Miss Sula Billingslea and the members of the Junior Epworth I League of the M. E. church will take an outing at East Park. They will stay all day and ttie time win oe r spent In a pleasant manner. 5' ' . ; Here On a Visit. Mrs. \V. H. Murphy, of Untontown, and Mrs. Stiles; Of Buffalo, mother and I. sister of Frank Murphy, arrived, to-, r da'y for a short visit 3 vt: Ministers Met This " Morning. i The Fairmont Ministerial Association held a meeting at the Y, M. r C. A. rooms this nsoming. r TT^TT' LI I Mt ^ -t. 4* *J* ?? ?* ? ?|? 4- WEST VIRGINIAN RELIEF 4. .J. FUND 4* For the Victims of the Gas Ex- ?|? J* plosion?People Could Not Give ?. A to a More Worthy C^use. *j? I" -J- Tin? two families are in desti- 4. 4. mte circumstances, as all their 4. Jr household furniture was destroy- 4* < (!. Doctor hills and other ex- 4. peases will add to the em- 4* V barrassment. Leave your contri- 4. -i- hutions with tho West Virginian. 4. 4? or send same addressed to the 4* 4. West Virginian Relief Fund. 4. 4* The following contributions 4. 4. have been made: , 4* 4? West Virginian Pub. Co..$25.00 4. 4* Dr. J. R. Cook 25.00 4i 4- M. R. Post 30.00 4! 4. Citizen's Dollar Sav. Bank 10.00 4. 4* Home Savings Bank 10.00 4* 4- L. L. Malone 10.00 4. 4. S. L. Watson .... 10.00 4. 4. C. E. Hutchinson... 10.00 4. 4- J. A. Clark 10.00 4. 4- M. L. Hutchinson 10.00 4* 4? Fairmont Trust Co 5.00 4* 4- Hamilton & Huffman.... 5.00 4? 4. A. L. Lehman.. 5.00 44* People's Bank - 5.00 4* 4* Hoibert & Spedden 5.00 4? 4* .! 51. Hartley Sc. Son : 5.00 4* 4- U. A. Clayton ' 5.00 4? < \vtntnm? 5.60 yVyVgf 4* Geo. T. Watson 5.00 4* 4-J. o. McNoely 3.004.4. \V. H. Conaway. ........ 5.00 4* 4. T. A. Deveny 4- Geo. W. Fleming 5.00 44 Sam R. Xuzurn .. . ....... 4. K. F. Hartley 5.00 4. 4. L. G- Race. 4- Geo. II. Jacobs 5.0Q 4* 4* y. e. lciiois ........... 5.00 4 Cash 5.00 4. 4. Cash 2.50 4* 4? \\". E. Araett... . . 2.0? 4* 4. W. F. Carey 2.00 44. T. W. Amett. .......... : 2.00 4. 4. E. A. Billlngslca ......... 2.00 4. 4- Cash 2.00 4. 4. A. ?.!. Knight 2.00 4. 4. J. E. Hail 2.00^44. B. D. Rutchinaon. ........ 1.00*4* 4- It. H. Blacka 1.00 4. 4. 11. H. Eanham 1.00 4* 4- ? e. roan- 1.00 4. 4- M. D. Christie . 1.00 4. . 4. H. Glemi Fleming ...... 1.00 4. 4- E. 1ST. Hal! 1.00 4. 4- .1. Poiins ............ 1.00 4* 4- II. J. Kiel .......... I.OO4. 4* Cash I ..A; 4. B. F. Ramago 1.00 4. 4. P. B. Ogden . ..: l.Oo 4* i 4. Cash -25 4* 4- Cash 25.4* 4. 4.* - -T. . . * - .". 4* 4? 4- 4* *5*. *^ * 4* Died of Consumption. Mrs. Maggie Wilson Watson, write of George Watson, died at Her home at Barusville. Saturday evening, of consumption. She is survived by a husband and one child. The funeral ~ services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the Barnsville church. The remains were interred ,in the Jones cemetery. She was 23 years Infant Child Dead. Julia, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Poweli, of Gray's Fiats, . died yesterday, of a complication of ' '*.3? rlieea.ses. The funeral will take place ' "'yf to-morrow morning. Interment, wrill 1 ' be made in Holy Cross cemetery. Randall Still at Work. Evangelist Randall and his Pal held four meetings yesterday. They were heard by many people. The best ser-' P'ce yesterday was held at the county jail. The inmates joined in the singing and all seemed interested in Mr. Randall's 'sermon. A number of people gathered in the jail yard to hear him. To-day ho wrote Scripture ;| verses on large placards and hung them around in the jail. MacArthur Will* Run It. Prof. C- El. MacArthur^ will have charge of the dancing "pavilion at Traction Park. He will furnish the d music.with a six-piece orchestra. He has had much experience in* this Kina ol work and will make this a success. ~ " ^ ^ ' ' " .. ,o.