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AWFUL MINE CATASTROPHE i-v8S*,ts*' EXPLOSION OF FIRE DAMP IN A COAL MINE IN WYOM- ING. 234 LIVES ARE SNlffED 01T SCORES ARE INJURED AND A VAST AMOUNT OF PROPERTY DE- STROYED. EXPLOSION HEARD TOR MILES HUGE TIMBERS AND RAILROAD IRON HURLED FROM MOUTH OF MINE. Hanna, Wyo., July 2.Hanna was the scene of a terrible holocaust at 10:30 yesterday, v/hen an explosion of fire damp in mine No. 1 of the Union Pacific Coal company snuned out the lives of 234 mon, Injured scores of others and caused the destruction of a vast amount of property. The explosion was terrific ard com pletely shattered the timbers of fhe main s*iaft and numerous eauances, filled the working with debris and those of the miners that .were not kiHed outright by the explosion were buried alive. The explosion was heard for many miles around and attracted people from the adjoining settlements. Huge timbers and railroad iron were Hurled From the Mouth of the shaft a distance of two and three hundred feet. Supt. E. S. Brooks and a large force of men went to work with a will to remove the debris from the shaft and reach the entombed miners. Their progress into the mine was blocked by the foul gases, and several times they were forced^to re turn to return to the surface. All day the rescuing parcy worked. About 1 o'clock in the afterro- four men were taken out alive, and a half-hour later they were foll3wed by forty-two others. Mt-ay were uncomciom and had to be cardiac" from the EH**: a. jiT" tiih Ml some were" UCtwelj but noue iataiiy. Several are in a serious condition, but it is believed all will recover. Two hundred and eiglitj'-two men went down in the mine at 7 o'clock, and up until a late hour only forty-eight had _^^ti0^kcc9\ir\ttd For. Of this number two are dead. The rescuers were unable to further into the mine unMl additlo icl open ings had been made to permit fresh air to reach the lower levels and clear away the foul s&aes. The work is processing slowly, owing to the nar row space in which the rescuers are compelled to operate, but in a few hours the mine should be opened suf ficiently to permit of deep explorations and the rescue of the dead bodies. Late last night a party of the rescuers reached four mules that were alive and this caused hope to rise in the breasts of the tired workers and the anxious women and children gathered about the shaft. It is faint hope, how ever, for experienced mine bosses and miners say that when the imprisoned men are reached All Will Be Found Dead. Some of the miners that escaped said they saw twenty dead bodies in entry No. 17. They reported that many of the men were crazed by the explosion and ran hither and thither in the mine. Many of these could have escaped, tint they laid down, buried their faces in their hands and gave up the figlt. Of the 234 dead about 175 were- married and leave large families. The Hanna mines are among the bast on the Union Pacific system, be ing established In 1878. The town was named for Senator Mark Hanna, when he was a member of the Union Pacific Coal company. Mine No. 1 is practically a new property. It has twenty-six entries, fifteen miles of workings and a main incline shaft of one and ono-half miles in length. The mine has been recognized as a dangerous property for some time oa account -of th 1 argre amount of gas, but the system of ventilation has been so good that an accident was no't an ticipated. Legislature Ends. "Winnipeg, Man., July 2. Premier Roblln announced at a Hamiota meet ing last night that the Manitoba legis lature had been dissolved. Elections will be held Juljr 20 and nominations July 13. WANTED! A Name for Our Drug Store And the sum of five dollars will be awarded to the boy or girl suggesting the most appropriate namethe contest to open on Monday, July 6, 8 a. m. and close on Tuesday, July 7, at 6 p. m. If any two or more suggestions are the same, the one received first will be the winner, as the date and hour of receipt will be recorded When you select your name, write it on a slip of paper and bring it to the store and receive your check No. Drugs, Stationery, Fireworks icm mmmmmmmmmmmmm MAD MULLAH'S FORCES ''PRISED AND A MASSACRE FOLLOWS. TEN THOUSAND MEN KILLED ABYS8INIANS NAIL THEM AFTER A SERIES OF FORCED MARCHES. MULLAH'S fINISH IN SIGHT ALL HIS WATERING PLACES CLOSED BY THE ABYS- SIN1ANS. London, July 2.The war office yes terday received a dispatch from Col. Rochfort, one of the British officers serving with the Abyssinia*, force in Somaliland, which says that the Abys sinians, May 10, after a series of forced marches, struck the mad mul lah's forces near Jeyd. The Abyssinians surprised them at dawn, killed 10,600 spearmen and cap tured almost all their cattle and sheep and 10.000 camels. Col. Rochfort adds that the Abys sinians have effectually closed to the mullah all the watering places south of the Gerlogu Bi Galadi line, and he hopes that they will soon be in con tact with the British forces and thus be able to co-operate in the pursuit of the mullah, who is delayed in his movements in the fact that he is cross ing a waterless part of the country. The colonel's dispatch was dated June 14, READY FOS WAR. Bulgarians Are Prepared to Mobilize a Large Army at Once. London, July 2.The Belgrade co*- respondent of the Times says to. Pe troff, the Bulgarian premier, has* given an interview, in which he dc'ared that the sultan of Turkey and the Bul garian government were both opposed to war, but the situation was worse? than at any time since the delivery of the Turkish note last serins. THE DAILY PIONEER BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 2. 1903. AWfLL SLAUGHTER SUR- Strawberries Cucumbers Green Onions Dry Onions Cabbage Tiiougii most of th"S prisoners at Salonica had been released, 400 fresh arrests have been n. \de, and 3,000 ref ugees have arrived Adrianople. The aim of the Turks, the premier Is re ported as saying, is the deliberate ex termination of the Bulgarians in Mace donia by methods scarcely snort of massacre, and the high officials In Turkey are promoting the war move ment. M. Petroff anticipates a war, and ex presses contempt for th TurMsh army, which he says cannot mobilize Inside of two months, whereas Bul garia can mobilize an army of 259,000 well armed men very quickly. It is possible, he thinks, thai the sultan, In order to avert war, may make conces sions, but unless he does so, a catas trophe is imminent. HINT FROM THE RUSSIANS, Semi-Official Note Issued Regarding Petition From American Jews. St. Petersburg, July 2.The follow ing semi-official statement was ismied yesterday: ''There have been no negotiations between Russia and the-United States in regard to President Roosevelt's in tention to forward to the Russian gov ernment a petition from the American Jews concerning the events at Kiatl neff, and uo communication has been made to Russia by the United States government on this subject. But, had such been received, Russia would nat urally have known what to reply to such an attempt at interference In h.er internal affairs." WORKING FOR UNION. Congregational ists Will Probably Block the Plan to Merge. Pittsburg, July 2. The advisory committees of the Methodist, Congre gational and United Brethren churches which are endeavoring to effect a union will meet in Pittsburg to-daj?, at which time the subcommittees from each denomination to agree on a plan of union win report to the advisory body. Each denomination will be rep resented by fifteen members. The concensus of opinion is that the Con gregatlonalfots will make demands that cannot be met and that they will not become a part of the 'affiliated churches. PREMIER IS INSULTED, Hungarian Diet Opens Its Session With th"Usual Riot. Budapest, July 2. Premier Heeler vary's appearance in the lower house of the Hungarian diet for the purpose of unfolding the ministerial program was signalized by scenes of extraor dinary uproar, during which many In sults were hurled at the premier. TORTURED BY ROBBER. Applies Fire to Woman's Feet to Make Her Tell Where Monew is. Clearfield, Pa., July 2. The details of a tOituring robbery reached Clear field late yesterday. While the hus band of Mrs. Miles O'Rourke of Wood ward township was absent a stranger called at the house and asked Mis. O'Rourke for something to eat. Slie gave hiin some buns and was pre pa.'ins coffee at the stove when tie man 8truck her on the back of tie head, leaving her semi-conscious. Pie then bound ner in a chair and demand ed to know where the family kept its money. At first she refused to di vulge the hiding place. The man lighted a lamp and applied the flame to her feet. The pain caused her to point out the place where the money was hidden. The sum was a trifle over $2,000. In his hurry to get away from the house the robber dropped a pirt of the money, which Mrs. O'Rourke picked up and placed in the bosom her dress. The man missed it and re turned, prepared to torture her fur ther. A noise outside of the house frightened him and he left hastily. The authorities have offered a re ward of $500 for information that will lead to the arrest of the thief. Fred C. Smvth, Pres, Thos. P. Smvth, Sec-Treas. D. C. Smyth, Manager. BEMIDJI MERCANTIL E CO. 302 Beltrami Avenue. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in GROCERIES FLOUR FEED, HAY GRAIN PRODUCE. Phone No. 215. Whole Wheat Flour Oranges Fresh Groceries Lemons ACT Of A MADMAN CONTROLLER OF TEXAS SHOT AND KILLED BY FORMER STATE EMPLOYE. TRAGEDY 0CCIRS IN CAPITOL MURDERER SHOT WITH HIS OJj^N REVOLVER DURING A HARD STRUGGLE. CAUSES GREAT COMMOTION LOSS OF HIS POSITION IS SUP- POSED TO HAVE PREYED ON MAN'S MIND. Austin, Tex., July 2.State Controll supposed wrongs, W. (J. Hill, an ex attache of the state controller's office, yesterday morning entered the private Office of State Controller R. M. Love and killed him by means of two bullets from a large-calibre revolver. As Hill turned to flee he was Intercepted by Chief Clerk Stevens of the depart ment, who engaged him in a struggle, (lurlnR which Hill's revolver was ac cidentally exploded. The bullet en- THE NEW TOWN OF ivriLLlnriK situated as it is, at the bead Bullhead Lake, and at the terminus of the Bullhead branch of the M, & I. railway, and being in the heart of the timber dis trict where logging will be carried on extensively for the next fifteen years, is bound to be a thriving town in a very Hhort time. The soil in this vicinity is loam with clay subsoil, showing excellent pros pects in regard to. agricultural purposes. The O'Kelliher Mercantile Co. of Blackduck will build a large general store, to supply loggers and fanners. TTHH voting towns In Northern Minnesota are fam ous for their rapid growth, and everything goes to -how that KHLLIHER will be one of the busiest logging centers in this district. For information regarding prices of lots, or other general information, write or call at the Crookston Lumber Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. TEX CENTS PER WEEK. Fresh Dairy Butter Fresh Creamery Butter Fresh Eggs Best Patent Flour Tomatoes tered the murderer's abdomen, caus ing a wound from which he died three hours after the death of the man whose life he sought Yesterday's tragedy is the first assassination chronicled in the Toxas capital. Tim shooting threw the town and state Into a Commotion. but the death of the assass. I as well us his victim has closed the story. As to what caused the shooting none can explain other than that It was tho act of a mdman. Hill had been an employe of the controller's office for ten years preceding Love's term. He was let out by Mr. Love when tho lat ter took charge, and it Is presumed this fact preyed upon his mind. Mr. Hill was a quiet and gentleman ly person a'nd was never known to have been addicted to any bad habits. At the time the shooting ho was holding a good position here, imme diately after the shoq.Ung, and while Hill was still lying in the corridor a bottle of laudanum was taken from his pocket, and. reaching for it,, he said: "Let me take that and die easy?.' Banker Rosu Will Build It as a Me morial to His Wife. Blue Earth. Minn., July 2.-W. B. C. Ross, president of the First National bank, has given the city $10,000 for the construction of a library on tho terms usually made by Mr. Carnegie. The council lias accepted and a site at Sixth and Ramsey streets has been selected. The library will be a me morial to the late Mrs. Ross and will bo a model of architectural beauty. Work will be started at once.