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MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1911 No. 99
Briceville, Tenn., Is The Scene Of
Latest Catastrophe
Experts At Work Id Shaft Coffins Arrive On Special
Trains And Are Stacked At Month Of Pit Awaiting
Mangled Remains Of Men Entombed Several Miles
From Opening-Bare Hope Expressed That Five Or
Six Are Yet AliveRescue Work Hampered
urlceville, Tenn., Dec. 11. It Is
now believed that between 80 and
100 men aro entombed in tho Knox
ville company's Iron Cross mountain
mine as the result of an explosion.
Work of recovering tho bodies Js
proceeding slowly, partly because
most of the entombed men are
believed to bo two miles from
the opening and because of deadly
blackdamp. The latter caused all
work to bo suspended for several
hours. The rescue parties aro com
posed of seasoned miners and less
seasoned and more timid government
experts fitted out with helmets and
oxygen tanks.
The rescuers are conildent that
none of the entombed men will be
found alive, but President Stephen
son of the mine company expressed
the opinion that in one of the utter
most chambers, near the opening of
the Thistle mine, five or six of the
old miners will be found alive.
Electrical devices for moving cars
in the workings were shattered by
tho explosion, and debris cleared
away in the tunnels is being hauled
by mule cars to the surface. Mine
experts said It would bo days before
each lateral had been penetrated,
and that stating when all bodies
would be found was but guesswork.
It is In tho laterals that the most
bodies are expected to bo found.
Thoucanda Visited Scene.
At least 10,000 persons visited this
hamlet and willing workers were
many. George P. Chanler, president
of the Tennessee Coal company, is in
charge of the relief work. He divid
ed the men Into gangs of CO and
sent each shift into tho working for
two hours. Even when tho air in
the mine was at lta best thoy could
not work longer In there.
The throng of visitors is largely
responsible for the exhaustion or
food supplies in Briceville. All stores
are bare of eatables and many went
hungry. However, hunger will not
be long an added horror to relatives
of the victims, as Knoxville and
other cities are rushing food sup
plies. Straining on the ropes that keep
the throng back from the mine open
ing are the relatives of victims, anx
iously awaiting gome word of l'fe
within the yawning mouth of tho
death trap. The situation becomes
more tense as each car of debris la
.brought to the surface, for, its driver
mignt oring some word, or with the
debris might be the body" of somo
loved one.
The shrill whistle of the special
train bringing cofllns brought an
other horror to the already dazed
inhabitants of the little town. The
special brought 100 boxes and they
were piled near the mouth of tho.
A terrible pall of silent sorrow ex
ists about the mouth of the mine as
thousands congregate, some standing
for hours and others moving momen
tarily from one point of vantage to
Officials Ve Reticent.
No official or semi-oinclal opinion
has been given out as to the cause
of the disaster. President T. I. Ste
phenson had nothing to say In an
Bwer to this inquiry. It is generally
believed, however, that the disaster
was duo to a dust explosion.
Mine officials also continue to de
cline to give out any positive infor
mation as to the number of men who
went to work in the mine, but it is
thought that tlie. number was be
tween 100 nnd 200.
Columbus, O., Dec. 11. Attorney
General Hogan has announced that
after reviewing tho testimony col
lected by Former Attorney General
TJ. G. Denman and Attorney H. J.
Booth in connection with tho graft
charges preferred by James It. Mar
ker, former chief engineer to tho
stato botfnl of public works, ho lias
decided Unit tho evidence does not
warrant legal proceedings agoinBt
the accused parties.
Columbus, O., Dec. 11. Former
Shorlff Cllffe of Wyandot county,
who was instrumental in convicting
George Ury and tho other suspects
in tho Johnson murder in 1901, has
demanded to be heard by Governor
Harmon before a pardon is Issued to
Ury. He denies most strenuously
that tho charges Imputed to him uro
true. Cllfl'o and Former Prosecutor
Meek will bo given a hearing befote
the pardon board at its noxt fcsslon.
Pnnton. O.. Ddc. 11.- Discrediting
the story of her husband of a week, i
Charles Gllbort Mlllor, that ho mar-
rletl her while In a trance, and as
serting that ho novcr appearod in
sano whllo In hor company, Lena
Winters Miller gavo out a statomont
upon learning that ho had voluntar
ily committed himself to tho Masall
Ion state hospital.
Denvor, Dec. 11. After a bat
tle of eight days with a blizzard be
tween Utah and Colorado, frozonand
Insano from fright at tho storm's ter
rors, Mrs. John L. Haddon, a brido
of thrco weeks, is dead. She died a3
n train from mile, Colo., carrying hor
drew Into Denver. Tho bridegroom
hae nearly lost bis reason. Haddon
is an attorney of G&rabrldgo, Mass,
Maharajah of Balrampore, One
Of King George's Indian Vassals
Ii- ml Hie native potentates-ulzauih, begums, rajahs, juabarajahs. imwabss
tbnkiirs uro In attendance upon their emperor at the f)alhi durbar and
If nil of them wear the Jewels nnd other trappings appertaining to their
rank and receive the artillery oulutes which are theirs by right the eyes
nnd oars of themselves and those who gather to enjoy tLelr magnificence will
be dazzled and di'afened as never before. There ure eighty-two chiefs,
bedizened like the niaharujah of our illustration, who on ceremonial occasions'
aro entitled to hear from eleven to twenty-one guus boom In their honor.
These feudatories of King George bear sway over about twoilfths of the area,
but only one-fifth of the population of India. Thoy have no power to mukn
war or to send ambassadors to one another or to foreign states, but with all
their practical subjection to the British government they enjoy omo of them
-vast revenues and maintain a state which made it necenbary for the king to
carry the British crown Jewels with him if be would not be oaubjne by bis
vuBsals, many of whom nre the possessors of gems which are the envy of the
royal collectors of Knrope.
Washington, Dec. 11. A formai
report to the house from the commit
tee on expenditures in the interior
department dismisses from congres
sional consideration the Controller
bay charges, the keystone of which
was die widely-quoted "DIck-to-Dlck"
letter and the accusation that Rich
ard S. Ryan was acquiring a monop
oly of valuable Alsaka harbor rights.
Columbus, O., Dec. 11. Statistics
show that there aro over 300 desert
ed and unused churches In the state.
Fifty-five townships report no church
members under 21 years of ago and
1"0 townships report no members
ander 16 years of age, according to
a statement Issued to Ohio ministers
by A. P. Sandles, secretary of the
Ohio Stato board of agriculture.
Washington, Doc. 11. Postmaator
General Hitchcock suspended until
Jan. 1 tho postal regulation forbid
ding the transmission through the
mails of matter bearing upon the ad
dress side Rod Cross Christmas
seals or other charity stamps.
Columbus, O., Doc. 11. Knocked
from tho top of a boxcar when the
Hocking Valley train on which ho
was riding passed under tho Green
Lawn avenue bridgo, Charles Spohn,
14, Buffered injuries from which he
Now York, Dec. 11. John D. Rock
efeller and Uov. Frederick T, GatoB
formal'y declinod the invltntlon of
Chairman Stanley of tho congres
sional Investigating committee, to
api.ear. before tho conmittee If t'.:o,v
enred to make n statomont concern
ing tho testUrony recently given by
Lconidas and Alfred Mnrrntt,
Csnton, O., Dec. 11. Whilo walk
ing In his 'sloop Charles Lo'dy, 30,
plunged from a throe-story window
to Instant death In tho presence of
scores of people. Tho body nearly
lilt a woman walking below. , She
diopp'jd a package which sho was
carrying and stood as if frozen from
McNamara Brothers Put to
Work in Jute
Dynamiters Smuggled Out of Los
Angeles and Leave Train at Sta
tion 50 Miles From Rocky Promon
tory Where James B. Will Spend
Remainder of Days and John J.
Next Fifteen Years Life Termer
In Dejected Mood,
San Francisco, Doc. 11. The final
turtaln was rung down in the Los
Angeles dynamiting tragedy as far
as James B. and John J. McNamara
are concerned when they were safely
lodged behind the sombre walls of
San Quentln prison.
The transfer from Los Angeles i
was made under heavy guard, the
two noted prisoners being band
cuffed the entire distance They occu
pied h stateroom on a Pullman with
an ofilcer in attendance all the time,
and even when they retired for tho
night they were in Irons.
At Port Costa, 50 miles from here,
Sheriff Hamlll's deputies removed the
prisoners from the train before most
of the passengers had awakened. In
the chili of the early morning the
officers) and prisoners and a little
band of newspaper men who accom
panied the party from Los Angeles
stepped from the Pullman and wait
ed on the dock ior half an hour.
Then all boarded tho little steamer
Caroline, which had been ordered by
wire to take the ofllcers and prison
ers to San Quentln.
Brings Tears to Eyes.
As the boat drew near tho prison
the sheriff pointed out the place to
tho McNamaras where they will
spend many years. As his eyes
swept over tho long stretch of grim
walls James B. McNamara almost
sobbc.1 and his eyes filled out, but
his brother showed no Bign of emo
tion. Rather, he looked with inter
est at his future home and made no
At a little wharf near the prison
the boat landed and the prisoners
were soon In the prison office. After
the usual preliminaries, measure
ment, bath and shaving, the men
donned the prison garb and were as
signed to their cell. The men will
occupy the same cell, No, 18. They
will have distinguished company.
Ruef and Former Assessor Dalton
aro on the same tier, only a few
doors away.
Both prisoners were put to work
in the Jute mill today. Thte is tho
usual course for all prisoners, but
after a time they will be given other
oi the authorities. After several days'
work -Morgan became convinced that
a man named Harry Underwood had
placed the explosive in tho building
nd that it was done because non
union Iron workers were being em
ployed. It developed that shortly
before the explosion, not more than
two days, H. S. Hockin, a member of
the executive board of the ironwork
ers, was at French Lick, and de
clared that If the labor was not
changed there would be trouble.
Morgan placed Underwood under ar
rest and the prisoner made a confes
sion, which he signed and qwore to.
Morgan has the confession now, but
all efforts to find Underwood have
proved futile, and it Is believed that
he has fled the country.
Bryan on Isthmus.
Panama, Dec. 11. William Jen
nings Bryan arrived here from Jama
ica. He will deliver a series of lec
tures along the isthmus.
Majority is Eight Less Than
Three Years Ago.
Lebanon, O., Dec. 11. Warren
iiounty decided to stay in tho dry
tolumn with her sister county, Meigs,'
by a majority of 122 votes. The
county went dry three years ago by
a majority of 130 votes, and tho
drys hoped to carry it this time by
a larger vote. Tho campaign wan
conducted at great expenso by both
sides. It was tho moat bitter evei
fought In Warren.
Prominent speakers appeared every)
night, Wayne B. Wheeler being tho
principal speaker for the" drys and
C. Homer Durand enacting the samo
role for the wets. During tho closing
days of tho campaign the fight waged
hottest, ayd tho evening that Durand
spoke here tho drys obtained a brass
band, which led a procession through
tho streets to another hall, where a
free illustrated lecture and moving
picture show had been secretly ar.
ranged. Rain began falling early la
the morning, but the farmers flocked
to the polls by tho hundreds, almost
the full vote hplng tallied.
See large Ad.
Clough Has The lOnly
Genuine Jewelry Sale
Because he has the reason why GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. It
is only logical that to go out of business he must sell all the goods sell it at un
precedented sacrifices.
This is what we are doing. Everything included in our mammoth
$15,000 stock sold at less than wholesale prices. You can select your Chrismas
presents from the best jewelry stock in Mt. Vernon and have advantage of
our astonishingly
Low Prices
Here Aire Examples
$150 Diamond with Opal Center, closing
out price $105.00
$ 30 Diamond Ring, closing out price.... 20.00
$100 Diamond Ring Solitaire, closing out
price 70.00
$ 60 Diamond Ring Solitaire, closing out
prlco 40.00
$ 50 Diamond Ring Solitaire, closing out
price 30.00
$ 30 Diamond Ring Solitaire, closing out
price 20.00
$ 25 Diamond Ring Solitaire, closing out
price 18.00
$ 20 Diamond Ring Solitaire, closing out
prlco 14.00
$15 Diamond Ring Solitaire, closing out
prlco 10.00
$ 10 Diamond Ring Solitaire, closing out
prlco 7.00
$ 7 Diamond Ring Solitaire, closing out
price 5.00
$ G Diamond Ring Solltnire, closing out
prlco 3.50
$ 50 tbroo-stono Cent's Diamond Ring, clos
ing out price 35.00
COO Stono and Plain Rings to select for a closing
out Bargain.
Entire Stock of WATCHES at Posi
tively below Cost to close them
out quick.
Tho following goods at absolute cut prices:
Watch Boxes '
Cigar Cases
Solid Gold and Gold Filled Scarf Pins
Solid Gold and Gold Filled Cuff Buttons
Shaving Cups
Toilet Sets
Puff Jars
Ear Rings
Sterling Sliver Spoons
Water Set, Jug and six Glasses, $14.00;
closing out price $10.00
$7.00 Robo bowl, closing out price $4.50
$3.75 Comports, closing out prlco.......... 2.50
$5.00 Celery Dishes, closing out price.'. 3.00
$2.00 Nappies, closing out price 1.25
$G,00 Wator Bottle, closing out prico 4.00
$2.75 Six-Inch Nappies with handle, closing
out prlco 1.75
Many Other Closing Out Bargains
13 S. Main St.
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