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VOL. XL. VIII NO. 305.
BOCK ISliAXD. LX.Ii., FRIDAY. OCTOBER 12. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Great Gathering of Colliers at
Scranton to "Consider
Leaders Received With En
thusiasm, President Mitch
ell in Particular.
MITCHELL TALKS SERIOUSLY
Sranton, Oct. 12. The convention
of the striking anthracite mine work
ers, called for the purpose of consid
ering the 10 per cent advance offered
by the mine owners, began at 10 this
morning. The hall, with a capacity
of 700, was filled to the doers. As
each official of tha mine workers en
tered he was applauded, but he most
enthusiastic demonstration wai re
served for President Mitchell.
Mitchell Conntel Moderation.
Ten minutes after his arrival he
called the delegate to order and ad
dressed them. He counseled the min
ers against reaching a conclusion
hastily or over estimating their
strength; to take every precaution
to protect themselves against the
avariciouso'ess of employers, and ad
nionishing them to consider seriously
the CDursc they intend to pursue
While Mitchell pointed out various
grievances he in no way sought to
intluence the outcome ot the conven-
tion. The committee on credential
was appointed anl a recess was taken
3il'HKKOl S UEHINUS.
I'i the HIM to He Presented to the Opera
tor by the Anthracite Miner.
Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Oct. 12. The
V.'ilkesbarre assemblies of the United
Mine Workers held meetings yesterday
and Instructed the delegates to the
derail ton convention to insist on the
following demands: lb-cognition of the
union, powder reduced to ?l.o), loper
cent, general advance, two weeks pay.
chec k docking boss, contract signed by
the companies agna-ing in the above,
to hold good f,r no year.
The instruction of the delegates
comes In the icituic of a surprise, as it
"was expected that they would be al
lowed to use their own judgment after
taking their seats In the convention
pud learning the sentiments of the oth
er delegates. President Mitchell's
speech at Scrantoii Wednesday, in
which he stated that the lo per cent,
increase in wages offered by the com
panies was not enough no riibt in
lluenccd the strikers in the Wyoming
valley to some extent.
No Hctttrmrn'. on That HaW.
The representatives of the big coal
.companies here when shown the list of
demands which the miners of the
Wyoming valley insist uinm the con
vention enforcing, said there would be
no settlement of the strike ou swell a
Kisis. They say the demands are too
sweeping and that the companies could
not think of granting tl-.rMi). The in
dividual operators say that any further
concession than those tittered are out
of the question. They claim that with
a H ht cent, increase and no reduc
tion in carrying tolls they will have
a hard time making ends meet. One
individual oerntor said that President
Mitchell will make the mistake of his
life if he does not use his influence
with the delegates and have them ac
cept the cfTYr made by the operators.
Demands (ruin Other ItiMrlrt.
Shamokiu. Pa.." Oct. 12. The I.yk-ns
valley men In the miners convention
today will demand the 10 per cent, in
crease, scnii-motitlily pay and that th
price of iwwder be reduced, the latter
not to come out of the advance In
wages. The Saaiiiokiu valley men also
want the same, tegcther wtii the aluil
ishment of the Heading's slidinsr scale
and recognition of the union. The Cen
tralia ami Schuylkill valley delegates
win make their greatest right for th.
alxdishment of the sliding scale. It i
general Indieved by miners here that
the convention will not end the strike,
the miners fearing thrt the operators
will not even guarantee the 10 iercent.
Increase for one year.
Tfll.1. NF.KD TWO CONTENTIONS.
ThU One Not at All Likely to Settle the
Scranton. Fa.. Oct. 12. The eonven
tiou of the anthracite miners now on
ftrike throughout the eutire hard coal
fields in Fennsylvani convened in this
:ty this morning for the purpose of
considering the 10 per cent, net increase
in wages proffered them by nearly all
the mine operators in the region. What
the outcome of the convention will be
is all a matter of speculation and th
opinions expressed last night by labor
ciders are wldelv divereent. The delee
., . ,,uuii, r no uriuj ar- i
riving yesterday Lave all sorts of in- i
Mi-ucuons nonj their local unions ou
the proposition of the operators. It was
learned last night that most of them
here then will vote to reject the 10 per
cent. Increase unless the operators
make further concession.
The belief is general that la the ab
sence of any uniform instruction
anions: the delegates the chances of a
settlement by this convention are rath
er slight. It is the impression of sever
al labor leaders that at least a second
convention will Lave to be held before
any definite action will be taken Uu,u.
ing toward an early ending of the con
T . 3 i i ...
Wednesday's mass meeting were taken'
u many persons as a hint to the min
eis to reject tne mine owners' s.ffnr-
Mitchell, however, denies this. nri aaiA
he had no intention of influencing the
men one way o ranother. He said he
vas merely voicing the sentiments of
himself, his colleagues and the many
""' iiu wnom ne has come In
conract during the past week.
The convention, as near as tlie t'utt
cu .nine ureers' otiicials can fiimre
consist of alout 701 delegates. Ilesi
Kirm .niiL-ut-ji pem a oiisv uav yester
day at his headquarters in catching up
vnm ms man ami in piepanng for the
contention. Ju the afternoon he pre
pared tlie address which he delivered
at tno opening of the lirsr session to
i.i. in an iikeiiiiooii the convention
will be a secret one. but a press com
mittee will be appointed to give out In
formation to the psiblir. President
".iitciieji will probably preside as per
manent cnairman, and the secretaries
win ie. elected by the delegates. The
organizing of the convention will be
the only thing done at the first session
. I. I.yan. secretary-treasurer of
the I nited Mine Workers, of Illinoi
arrived here yesterday. He said the
miners in his state have at least ?-Wo,
(M) m their treasury, and added that
ir the anthracite miners needed help
fully S2.i,oiin would be sent in a few
Lived To He 1 OJ Von OM.
Madison. is., Oct. 12. Mrs. John
Lawless died here Wednesday at the
great age of iai years. I'n to her last
illness, which came ten (lays ago. she
retained all her mental faculties, could
read without glasses, ami was able to
move about without assistance.
"oll YYatt-r Special In Ohio.
Cleveland. Oct. 52. Over l,5(x ier-
pons greeted John ;. Woollev, Prohi
bition candidate forpresident.ut Cray's
armory Here last night. A torchlight
procession lieaued by a band ore-
ceded the meeting. Stops wen made
during the day at Adrian, Mich., and
Port c J in too. o.
THE CUP CHALLENGE COMES.
1IIAT DOOtllCKT FROM SIR THOMAS
LiriOXKCilVEB IS NEW
New York, Oct. 12 The challenge
of Ttomas Lipton for another series of
races for the American cup, which
arrived here today on board the
steamer Germanic, was received by
Secretary Oddie, of the Isew iork
Yacht club at 11 this rnoruing. Oddie
said the challenge would be consid
ered at a special meetingof the club
Wednesday of next 'week, and th
text would not be made public until
after too meeting. It alco brought
the L'pton cup for 70 footers, which
was won bv Rainbow, owned bv Cor
POWELL HAS BEEN EXPELLED.
SejuM of the Trouble in the Conrentlon of
I'nion Telegrapher. -
St. Louis. Oct. 12 W. V. Fowell.
who for seven years has been grand
president of the Order of Kail way Tele
graphers, was expelled from the or
ganization yesterday by a large major
ity of the votes of the delegates pres
ent. The vote for expulsion came after
a trial lasting nearly two days, at
which loth the prosecution and de
fendant were represented by counsel
and careful investigation of thecharges
made. The trial was strictly executive,.
and news as to what transpired was
The charge against Powell was con
duct unbecoming a member and officer
of the order. They were originally
preferred by Secretary Perham. At the
same time counter-charges were pre
ferred bv Powell against Perham.
The Ferham investigation is still pend
ing. Last night Powell made every
effort to avoid reporters. At his office
in the Fullerton building three or four
ivn?i bAnt Ti-it--h tberfciitirtnt- tb Tlio-ht
Some of Powell's friends stated that I
they had no doubt he would seek re- j president and with Secretary- Hay yes
dress through the courts, as that was i terday preparatory to returning to his
. i 1 ,A i . i... . . l : . . 1. . A. ..11 ' r . ..1 : ti-ki.
the only course left by which he could
Stevenmon at Ball On ore.
Baltimore, Oct. 12. Adlai E. Steven
son and a party of distinguished polit
ical orators spent the afternoon at the
Harford county fair and returned to
Baltimore early last evening. At night
a mass meeting was lieULn the Broad
way Institute at which Stevenson:
Oeneral Springer, of Illinois: Represen
tative Lewis, of Washington, and a
number of local Democratic leaders
spoke. The hall was crowded to its ut
most capacity early rthe evening and
an overflow meeting was held on the
outside. Stevenson made the principal
mddress of the evening and was eu--irrsi'i'-allv
An Additional ?3.. Lawyer. ! Peking, and was really the power
' Springfield. UK. Oct. 12 The board 'which saved the foreigners there,
of law examiners vestordav reported Event since then White pointed out,
the successful candidates to the su- have justified completely this view. To
preme court. Out of a class of neariv ,ne quotations from a hostile element
2r,U the successful numbered 225. Most 13 lhe ':rman P1" 5" the papers
of the class ws from Chicago. t wite attributed no grat importance.
- j savins that tho papers quoted had been
Killed by a Ho KeeL f tJje ,nost virulent enemies of th Unlt-
Terre Haute. Ind.. Vt. 12. Sam , states throughout the Spanish war
Millig.in, a young man. was instantly ann at all times since,
killed by a hose reeL running to a fire. The ambassador expressed the opin.
The horses knocked him down and the ion thst in svite of some friction be
wheels crushed out his life. He was twe-n the various powers an ultimate
not identified until next morning. fair understanding concerning .China
Our Reply to Her Scheme for Set
" tling the China Trouble
. Is Published.
PAET t)F THE PLAN IS INDORSED.
But Washington Is on-Committal on
Other Parts One Matter Sug
gested for Arbitration
Washington, Oct. 12. The reply of
the state department to the French
note relative to the bases of Chinese
negotiations was made public late yes
terday. It reads as follows: "The gov
ernment of the United States agrees
with that of France in recognizing as
the object to be obtained from the gov
ernment of China appropriate repara
tion for the past substantial guaran
tees for the future. The president Is
glad to perceive in the basis of negotia
tion put forward in the memorandum
of Oct. 4 the spirit that has animated
the declarations heretofore made by all
the powers interested, and would be
pleased to see the negotiations begun
immediately upon the usual verili-
cation of credentials. It may be con
venient to enumerate the clauses of the
memorandum and to add some obser
vations dictated by the attitude of the
i nitea States in the present circum
I'unUlnuent of the Guilty.
"1. The punishment of the guilty
parties who may be designated by the
representatives of the powers at Pe
king. The Chinese government has al
ready indicated its intention to punish
a number of those resjonsible for the
recent disorders. Hie representatives
of the iowers at Peking may suggest
additions to that list when negotiations
are entered upon.
' J. The continuance of the interdic
tion against the importation of arms.
It Is not understood that this interdic
tion is to be permanent, and the dur
ation of it and the details of its regula
tion, seem a proper subject of discus-
n by the negotiators.
Indemnities ftir Property Da-atroyed.
"3. Equitable indemnities for the
governments, corporations and private
inidviduals. This is an object desired
by all the iiowers. The Knssian govern
ment has suggested that in case of pro
tracted divergence of views this mat
ter might be commended to the consid
eration of the international court of ar
bitration of The Hague. The president
thinks this suggestion worthy the at
tention of the lowers.
4. The organization in Peking of a
permanent guard for the legations. The
government of the United States is tin
ablo'fo make tiny permanent engage
luent of this nature without theauthor
Ization of the legislative branch, but in
the present emergency we have sta
Honed at Peking an adequate legation
Opinion Keervel on Thl Point
i. The dismantling of the forts at
Taku. The president reserves the ex
pression of his opinion as to this mens
ure pending the receipt of further in
formation in regard to the situation in
The military oectuxition of two
or three points on the road from Tien
Tsln to Peking. The same observance
which hm been made in reference to
No. 4 applies also this proposition. The
president is unable to commit the Unit
ed States to a permanent participation
ernment of ! ranee and 1 he -other pow
sirable that the poayers shall obtain
from the Chinese government the as
surance of their right to guard their
legations in Peking and to fyvefcthe
means of unrestricted access to them
'The president lielievcs that the gov
ernment of France and th eother pow
ers w!l lsee in the reservations we have
here made no obstacle to the initiation
of negotiations on the lines suggested
and he hopes it will be found practi
cable to begin such negotiations at an
First of Our Troops to Leave.
Washington. Oct. 12. Colonel Hum
phrey, quartermaster in China, sent a
-ablegram under .yesterday's date to
the quartermaster general announcing
the first departure of United States
troops from China.' They were com
pany i. Sixth cavalry, which left
Wednesday for Manila.
OfR METUOUS WERE THE BEST.
Amliaiuilor "A hlte' Comment on
Trouble with Ah Sin.
Washington. Oct. 12. Andrew D.
White, the American ambassador to
'Prmany, had conferences
nwi in .ciiiii ut-.vi n h. line ill an
interview said that when be left Ber
lin it was felt by some of the brightest
people he met there that the course
t pursued by the United States relative
I to China was wiser than that adopted
! by the JCuniean lowers.
I One of the longest-headed men in the
; diplomatic corps had congratulated him
on the fact that while the other iow
j e'rs almost universally had lost hope
aud were ready to proceed at once to
the most extreme .measures, on the
' supposition that the diplomatic corps
In Peking and, indeed, the whole for
eign population there had been mur
dered, the American government had
: been patient and wise: and it was due
i To this attitude that the United States
! had been the first to communicate with
was altogether probable. -s to tno set
tlement of the difficulties finally he be
lieved that the internatlonalarbitrntion
tribunal created by The Hague-conference
afforded exactly the means which
will be needed to adjust all the sec
ondary questions between China and
the other nations directly concerned.
BRYAN ENTERS OHIO.
Eathaslaatlcally Received In the Prest
Kenton, Ohio. Oct. 12. W. J.
Bryan addressed Lis first meeting to
day at Toledo. The next stopping
w?lace was Bowling Green. At Find-
lay he made a 5-minute speech to a
fine audience At Kenton there was a
stop of an hour. The crowd was large
and attentive. Bryan was enthusi
Saginaw, Mich., Oct. 12. With the
two meetings at Saginaw last night
Bryan made elghteeu speeches during
the day, as follows: Hastings, Nash
ville, Charlotte, Bellevue, Battle
Creek, Marshall, Albion, Jackson, Ann
Arbor, Howell, Lansing, Laingsburg,
Owosso, Chesaning, St. Charles, Bay
City and Saginaw. During the after
noon Bryan received through a mes
senger a. notification in writing of his
nomination to the presidency by he
Silver Itepublicans at Kansas City last
June. He will not give it out. until lie
Ann Arlior, Mich., Oct. 12. There
was a mildly wild time yesterday aft
ernoon when Bryan eunie to Ann Ar
lior. The students of the State univer
sity were at the meeting. In large num
bers and each one made his presence
felt. A platform had been erected on
the south side of the court house build
ing, and the entire south side of the
square as well as the adjoining street
was covered with a solid mass of hu
manity, a majority of those nearest the i
stand being students. Bryan had no I
sooner shown his lace than the boys !
began a clamor which did not cease for
ten or fifteen minutes. Kven after Bry
an advanced to the front of the stam
the din continued, but it ultimately
subsided sufficiently to allow him to
During his speech they questioned
him and he was rapid in reply. At one
time the studcnls grew so demonstra
five that several arrests were made.
upon hearing of which Colonel Bryan
wrote to the officials requesting that
the boys be discharged, as their Inter
ruptlon was morethoughtlessnesssthan
malice. He got through his speech
without serious disturbance at any
A SENSATIONAL SUICIDE
M US PniLlI HARDY FOLLOWS WII AT
SFJE CONSIDERS HER HUS
BAND'S EXAM FLE.
Chicago. Oct. 12. Mrs. Philip
llardj, wile of the former London
business man, was -found dead in her
apartments in Wabash avenue today
with a buiIet hole in her heart. Let
ters written by the dead woman seemed
to show that she committed suicide
under the belief that her husband.
Philip Ilirdy, had committed suicide
in New York' citv following a recent
quarrel with his wife.
ROOSEVELT 111 INDIANA.
(AtVnor Han a Great Iloeentioii at the
Hcosicr State Capital.
Tcrre liaute, Oct. 12. Leaving In
dianapolis at 0:10 this morning.
Roosevelt made steps at Placintield,
Grcencastle and Brazil. At each place
large crowds greeted the governor.
Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Indianapolis,
which is now holding its first fall fes
tival, gave Governor Koosevelt last
night one of the greatest receptions
ever extended in this city to a candi
date for politeal honors. From the
crossing at Southeastern J avenue up
Last Washington street, three-quarters
of a mile distant, to the .court house.
where he spoke to an immense audi
ence, he was lauded as one Avho had
Ierformed great deeds and valiant.
The sidewalks and thoroughfares were
crowded with a serried mass of en
thusiastic humanity through which t lie
triumphal procession moved with dif
ficulty. Seated in a carriage with Na
tional Committeeman Harry S. New,
Governor Mount and Captain W. E.
English, the candidate for rice presi
dent, was continually bowing to the
multitude and shaking hands with men
and women who clustered around his
The court house square and grounds
and street's surrounding It were con
gested with a throng which greeted
the governor's arrival with a storm
of cheers, and as he alighted at the
court houe entrance, cannon boomed
salutes. At the close of the governor's
speech he was driven to the residence
of Committeeman New. where he was
the guest of honor at dinner. The
evening wa. devoted to a parade
which was more than two hours passing
the reviewing stand. At the conclusion
of the parade the governor was es
corted to the Dennison hotel where he
remained till J.a. m. today, when the
special started out on the third day's
itnierarv of the Indiana tour.
That Kentucky pe ial Session.
Frankfort, Ky., Oct. 12. The Demo
cratic and Kepublican auti-Goebel fac
tions on the conference committee ap
pointed by the Kentucky legislature
to adjust the disagreement over an
election hill to take the place of the
Ooebel law failed to agree, and last
night the leaders on both sides ex
pressed the opinion that a new law
will not be passed.
One of the Oldest Twins Dead.
Oshkosh. Wis.. Oct. 12. Mrs. W.
Dale, -who with Mrs. S. M. Traut-
rr.an. of Anburn, N. Y.. formed the old
est pair of twins In the country, died
hw W ednesday. Phllinda awl AmanJ
ia sotton were horn in Warwick, Or
aasre xunty. N. HayTJlSlS.
AT HOME FROM NOME
Chicagoan Says the Sea Coast
Cold Mine Has Been Paint-
ed Too Black.
MILUONAIEE WHO IS ECCENTEIC,
As Shown by Curious Conduct Ex-
Official on Trial for Fraud
Chicago, Oct. 12. W. L. McDonald,
of this city, has just returned from a
two years, sojourn in Alaska. He spent
last summer at Nome, and says con
cerning the conditions at that point
that they have all been considerably
overdrawn. At the time he left most
of the so-called destitute had succeed
ed in leaving for the states, while the
United States government had sent
several transports to remove those who
were not able either to winter there or
pay their passage out. It is generally
estimated that from S.UOO to lO.COO peo
ple will winter there for the purpose
of getting an early start in next year's
No Suffering: In Looked Vor.
Little actual suffering during the
winter is apprehended. The food sup
plies are sufficient for twice the popu
lation, and prices ought not to be un
reasonably high. Large stocks of coal
had been brought in, and previous to
the September storms it was sold as
low as a ton: but as the heavy
storms in the early part of last month
washed away aud buried a large por
tion of the stock, the result was that
the price jumped to i?12." a ton. But
this is generally considered in the na
ture ot a blessing, as the beach, which
proved such a "frost" when mined for
gold. Is already yielding much better
returns as a coal proposition.
As to Health Condition.
Health conditions have been good
during the whole summer. Keports to
the- contrary were probably founded on
fears as to what ought to exist with
normal climatic conditions, says Mc
Donald. The summer has been an un
usually dry one, and while it interfered
most disastrously with gulch mining
sind prospecting. It was the salvation
of thousands of people who went to
went to Nome wit a no idea of condi
tions to be met other than that there
was a superabundance of gold.
.MILLIONAIRE YVIIO YVOKKS 1 1 -HID.
Could Live in IHene:,i and Luxury, but
l'rofern to Kuril a Living.
Lelumon, Ills., Oct. 12. In the survey
corps engaged in construction work for
t!ie the Baltimore and Ohio Southwest
ern Kauway company at this place.
working for ."". a day. is a reputed
millionaire or mulli-millionairc. He is
Bertram Bell, of New York city, the
son or a wealthy capitalist of ew
York who recently died, leaving a large
fortune, variously reported from $1,-
wk.(k;o to .?.'. tuo.txx i, to his son, who
L'ft the luxuries of his metropolitan
home and came out west to enter the
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ii mi mm
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surveying corps just to learn the busl
Young Bell is highly educated, hav
ing been graduated at Harvard last
year. He is quit? eccentric personal
ly. one of his remarkable customs be'
ing to wear no hat save" in weather of
extreme heat" or cold. He is about 24
years of nge.
Mattoon's Carnival l!elns.
Mattoon. Ills.. Oct. 12. The fourth
annual street fair began Wednesday
w-ith the coronation of the queen. Miss
EJizabeth Blackburn Elliott, of North
.Okaw. The coronation ceremony was
followed by a parade through the city
lne queen's maids of honor were
Misses Elizabeth Kinsel, Mattoon;
Martha Moody, Odin: Blanche Lennou,
Tuscola; Beulah Brewster. .Toledo;
Leah Roberts, Neoga; Maud Begin,
Shelbyville. In the evening a reception
was tendered the queen, who was pre
sented with a diamond-studded watch.
The reception was followed by a prom
enade and ball.
Was Too Slow Stepping Asiie.
Marion. Ills.. Oct. 12. A. J. Duncan.
the Johnston City merchant who was
struck by the Bryan special as it came
through that place Monday, died Tues
day afternoon from the effects of his
injuries aud was buried Wednesday
by the Masonic fraternity. The un
fortunate man and a friend were re
turning from a short trip in the coun
try and were walking on the railroad
track, meeting the approaching train.
His companion stepped aside soon
enough to escape Injury, but the old
gentleman was not quick enough.
On Trial for Fraud.
Peoria, Ills.. Oct. 12. John W. Wil
son, ot Kiumundy, whom Governor
Tanner removed as a trustees of the in
curable insane asylum a year ago for
Irregularities, and who was subse
quently indicted by the grand jury,
was placed ou trial Wednesday for
forging the name of John S. Keadinow.
of Kiumundy, to a rooeijt for lumber
never delivered, where ho Is alleged
to have defrauded the stateout of $1tS.
There are W together fifteen indict- I
ments against him. .
Illinois Anti-IIursethlef Society.
Springfield, Ills., Oct. 12. The an
nual convention of the Illinois Anti-
Korsethief association was held at this
city with 1H) delegates present. Ke
ports showed that the order was in a
nourishing condition, gaining many
new members and doing good work
Following are thr ollicers elected:
President, Henry Lowens, Versailles;
secretary, Oeorge C. Browning. Farm
ersville. The association adjourned to
meet at tls city on the second Wednes
day of October, 1001.
I'ioneer Ouarrymnn Killed.
Quincy. Ills.. Oct. 12. Tgnatz Zengel,
one of the pioneer qunrryinctt of the
west anil owner of large quarries in
this section, was killed by the cars
here yesterday. He was walking on the
track and stepping aside to let a train
go by was met by another going in the
opposite direction and Instantly killed.
Slavs Are lle.comiiii; Citizen.
Ed wards ville, Ills., Oct. 12. Sixty
miners, mostly Slavonians, came in
from Mount Olive and secured natural
About $.00.000 worth of unredeemed
Porto Kicati money is in circulation 111
Stocks are , Complete in Every Detail,
and We Want You to See Them Be
fore Investing Your Money in
Cool Weather Wearables.
We are showing, as usual, a full line of the fam
ous suits and overcoats made by L. Adler,
Bros. & Co., of Rochester, N. Y whose label
is universally recognized as making the best
ready-made clothing in the world. In past sea
sons we have prevailed upon many gentlemen
who were devoted to the merchant tailor to
Make a Trial of This
The results have satisfied us that, in nine cases
out of ten, it is a waste of time and money to
buy made-to-measure clothes. The "Adler"
garments are made as well, trimmed as nicely,
and fit as neatly; also they cost about half the
made-to-measure price. However, come and
se for yourself. Be your own judge.
YOU KNOW US.
Peculiar Accident on the Al
ton Road Near Mex
PORTER'S HEAD BLOWN OFF
Others Are Injured While
Rails Are Torn up by
COLLISION ON BURLiNGTON
Mexico, Mo., Oct. 12. Engine 709,
which was hauling the eastbound pas
senger on the Chicago & Alton at the
usual speed, exploded near Curryville
today and was blown to atoms.
l'orter's liead Cnt OfT.
. John Ma,Hon, colored porter, of
Itoodhouse, 111-, had his head cut otT.
Engineer Markey and Fireman
Wheeler, of Slater, Mo., were badly
burned; Mrs. William (ilarrcock, of
Hannibal, Mo., W. K. Eckler, of Kan
sas City, Dr. J. J. Kincaid, of Bow
ling. Mo., and the colored porter,
Lindsley, were more or less hurt.
Track Torn I' p.
Fifty yards of track were torn up
and trains delayed several hours. It
is not known what was the cause of
Fatal Collision on Burlington,
Platsmoutb, Neb., Oct. 12. By a
collision of two Burlington trains at
this place this morning, F. Roberts,
engineer of the St. Louis Flyer, was
instantly killed, and Adams Express
Messenger Kennard and the lireman of
the same train were seriously injured.
All three live in St. Joseph, Mo.
Others were slightly injured. ,
Georgetown, Ky., Oct. 12. I'hybi-
cians announced this morning that
Youtscy's condition was unchanged,
the stupor continuing and the pulse
weak. Court adjourned till tomorrow.