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HEATH LIST INCREASE!
VICTIMS OF WRECK ON BALTI
MORE AND OHIO ROAD NOW
NUMBER 8IXTY##V«.
0DDIES OF KNOWN OEAO TAKEN AWAl
HMIDCNTIFICD AND UNCLAIMEC
REMAINS BURIEO BY THt
BOROUGH COUNCIL.
Connpllsville. Pa.. Dee. 26.—Anothei
name has been added to the long death
list resulting from the Duquesme lim
Itod wreck on (he Baltimore and Ohic
railroad at Daw«on. Harry Devline
die of t!ie three remaining patients at
the Cottage State hospital, died at 10
A. m. The total dead now number?
alxty-flve and this probably coniplftos
the list as the two still at the hospital
are doing well and will probably re
cover. Devline's home was at Lona
coning, Md.
The bodies of about thirty of the
victims were gathered up during the
day and taken away on early train-s.
The remaining identified will be
•hipped within the next twenty-four
he urs and the unknowns will be eared
lor by the borough council.
President George G. Porter has
called a special meeting to take nieas
ttfes toward the forma!ion of a relief
committee to look after bodies un
lient ifled or unclaimed.
In case no friends appear the citi
zens will see that the vi.-tims do not
Had a last resting place in the potters
Held. The railroad company will con
tribute liberally to this tund, but
there will be DO more thaa the money
AOcessary.
All who happen to be left, to charity
Will be decently interred and the Chris
tian burial service will be performed,:
the funerals partaking of the form of
the town's tribute to the memory of
those whose lives were sacrificed in
the wreck. The official investigation
into the cause of the disaster is being,
prosecuted vigorously by the officers
of the railroad company, but it Ik
doubtful if any individual will he
blamed for the accident.
Jt was apparent lhat a number of
•Witch ties which had fallen off a
westbound freight train and were
atrewn upon the passenger track
caused the flying express to be de
railed.
Many Victims Robbed.
Many of the victims of the wreck
have been robbed. There were several
who are known to have had large
amounts of money and jewelry on
their persons. Not a single cent was
found in the pockets of these and it
was plainly visible that rings had
been taken from the fingers.
The wreck is pretty well cleared
away. All traffic on the Pittsburg
division has been tied up since the
wreck. It was not until late at night
that the first train passed over the.
Scene of the wreck.
Coroner Hagen of Fayette county, ar
Itfed in Cotinellsville during the day
and immediately swore in the coro
nal's jury, which is now viewing the
ruins and laking evidence as to the
cause of the disaster.
It is learned that the ear that
dfoppetl the timbers which wrecked
the limited was a gondola the
Nlckle Plate road.
Superintendent J. F. Irwin of the
Baltimore and Ohio declares the blame
must he fastened on the parties who
loaded the lumber on the car. His
theory is that, the stakes at the side
Of the gondola were weak and ga*"
undei the tension when the car
founded the urve.
Mr. Irwin savs there is no truth in
tile rumor that train wreckers derailed
Ifce train.
Considerable money was found on
the persons of the rnidentifled and
tightly «tewed in a belt on one foreign
er was found more than $4uo. which
was placed in the First National
bank. Sums ranging from $100 to
|3O0 were found, and this, like the
tltlance has been put in the bank un
til a relative may be found.
Connellsville is packed with curious
people attracted here by the wreck
and the three morgues have found it
necessary to put guards at all doora
ta keep morbid spectators from jump
tag into (he small rooms and walking
®yer the forms of the dead.
..ARFUATED ft* JtALOUVV.
Missouri Baker Wounds Two Peraons
and Than Kills Himself.
Joplin, Mo., Dec. 26 —Charles Sny
4*r. a baker, shot and severely wound
•4 T. Kitzen and Mrs. Lizzie Reed
I.itzen
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Galena and then committed suicide.
is the proprietor of a bakery,
and Snyder and the woman were em
ployed by him. Jealousy is said to
have prompted the shooting.
ARRIVING IN MANCHURIA.
Russian Reinforcements Descending
Upon Korea.
Victoria, B. C.. Dec. 26.—Advices)
Were brought by the steamer Olympia
of increasing reinforcements arriving
in Manchuria from Russia. Corre
spondents at Mukden tell of the trans
port of troops to the southern borders
toward the Korean frontier at the rate
of twenty to twenty-eight railway car
nages twice a day. The total num
ber transported toward the beginning
of December was 17,00m, all of whom
had newly arrived from Europe. Re
inforcements which had arrived at
Liao-Yang had arbitrarily taken up
winter quarters in Chinese temples
and mercantile houses, causing great
indignation and considerable suffering
among the Chinese. Orders also have
been sent to hurry the Russian fleet
now coming from Russia to Port Ar
thur.
Russia has established a number of
commercial enterprises in Manchuria.
As a joint enterprise of the Chinese
Eastern Railway company and the
Rusfio-Chinese bank, a "board of com
merce" has been established to assistN
Russia in effecting her economic
policy In Manchuria. This board has
commenced dealing in flour, petroleum,
cotton, etc. and the United States
consul at New Chwang is quoted as
saving that the Russian enterprise
will lye very detrimental to the inter
ests of the Uniied States and he has
so reported to Washington.
JAP TROOPS READY TO MOVE.
Railroads Ordered to Prepare for Their
Transportation.
London, Dec. 26.—The Nagasaki
eorresj)ondent of the Daily Telegraph
says that the Japanese railways have
Uen ordered to be prepared to trans
port 70.000 troops from the north to
the south. It is understood that only
those troops which are inured to cold
tiii'.ates will be hosen.
The correspondent says ihat there
are row foriy warships in the southern
waters of Japan, the majority being
fully coaled and ready for any emer
ge-icy. These warships are cjMtinua!
ly moving about for purpose of prac
tice.
Officials everywhere, according to
the correspondent, are ready to sum
mon reserves at a moment's notice.
1 he drafting of Japanese tioops to
Korea continues. They go in small
numbers on various pretexts, but
nevertheless a fairly large force Is
no'v there.
The Daily Mail's Tokio correspond
ent says It Is reported in Wiju that
Russia intends to connect Antung, at
the mouth of
the
Manchurian railway zone.
tfce
Russia Controls Korean Army.
New York, Dec. 26.—A dispatch to
the American from London says the
Tientsin correspondent of the Stand
aid revives the report which was de
nied a few days ago to the effect that
a secret treaty has been signed be
tween Russia and Korea whereby Rus
sia obtains the control of the Korean
army through Russian instructors.
BOYCOTT HELD ILLEGAL.
But Union Workmen Have the Right
to Use Pickets.
St.
Paul,
Dec. 26.—Judge
Cray
of
the
TTennepin county district court Is up
held by the supreme court in having
granted W. I. Gray & Co. protection
of law against the boycott threatened
by the Building Trades council of Min
neapolis. lint in affirming Judge Cray's
judgment on that point the higher
court rules that he exceeded the law
in denying the union workmen the
right to picket the premises where
Gray & Co's employes were at work
or to use any other peaceable means to
induce those employes to quit work.
This case originated in the general
strikes among the workmen tn the
building trade*
in
Minneapolis last
summer.
MARSHAL DEFIES MOB.
Arms Himself With Winchesters and
Sends Out Challenge.
Indianapolis. [ec. 26.—Town Mar
shal William Harmon of Diamond, a
mining town of Clay county, whom
the miners have twice tried to lynch,
lias fortified his home and armed him
self with Winchester rifles. He sent
out a general invitation to the miners
to come and take him if they do not
care for consequences.
Several clays ago while attempting
to quell a riot Harmon's revolver was
accidentally discharged and Dennis
McCann was killed by the shot. The
grand jury exonerated the marshal.
The miners then made an attack on
Harmon's house and forced their way
in. but he escaped by a back door. A
second attempt was made to capture
him. but he was not at home when
the mob came.
He says h" proposes to remain at
heme and if he is again attacked he
will defend himself. He also says he
is determined to Berve out the official
term for which he was elected.
EPIDEMIC Or PNEUMONIA.
Drastic Measures Taken by New York
Board of Health.
New York. Dec Pneumonia has
become so prevalent in this city that
the health department has decided to
amend the sanitary code by classify
ing that ailment with measles, scarlet
fever and smallpox and making it com
pulsory on physicians to report every
case of pneumonia promptly. This is
said to be without precedent in Amer
ica or Europe.
In the last five weeks, according to
the health department, there have
been 820 cases reported here, an la*
cma§e of 43 per cent over last year.
KIS KEPT SECRET
two TRANSPORTS AT SAN FRAN-
CISCO T3 BE PUT IN READI­
NESS FOR SERVICE.
MAY CASftY REGULARS W ISTHMUS
OFFICIALS REFUSE TO DIVULGE
INTENDED DESTINATION OF
THE TROOPSHIPS.
San Francisco, Dec. 25.—Orders
have been received from Washington
by local transport officials to get the
troopships Sherman and Newport in
readiness for service immediately.
The transport officials maintain se
crecy as to the orders received and
refuse to divulge the intended destina
tion of the vessels. It is generally
believed, however, that it is the inten
tion to nave the troopships in readi
ness for any movement towards Pan
ama.
Tlte gunboat Bennington has arrived
in port from the Bremerton navyyard.
it is understood that she will leave in
company with the New York, acting
as a convoy to the torpedo boats Paul
Joins and Preble.
MORE MARINES' LANDED.
Nine Hundred American Bluejackets
Now on the Isthmus.
Colon. Dec. 26.--All the marines,
about 150 from the United Slates
cruiser Prairie, came ashore during
the day and proceeded to camp at Bas
Obispe, thirty-one miles out on the
railroads. The camps are tborouhgly
equipped. There
are
now 900 marines
doing shore duty.
The United States cruiser Olympia
has gone to Cartagena, where Mr.
Beaupre. the American minister at
Bogota, will board her.
Repoits from the interior of Colom
bia announce lhat United States Min
ister Beaupre. who is on his way to
the coast from Bogota bound for home
on a
VHcation,
Yalu river, with
I.isoyang. on the railway between
Mukden and Port Arthur, with the ob
ject of bringing Yongampho
within
has left Honda on the
Magdaiena steamer with a company
of artillery as escort. The Colombian
government sent the soldiers with him
at his request.
Hostile demonstrations are feared
at river ports along the line. Mr,
Beaupre is due at Cartagena Sunday.
PRESENTS HIS PROTEST.
General Reyes Calls Upon Secretary
of State Hay.
Washington. Dec. 26. General
Reyes, the special representative of
Colombia to the United States, during
the day presented to Secretary Hay
at his house the protest he has been
preparing against the action of the
United States in recognizing the new
republic of Panama. Later General
Reyes said that he expected to remain
in this city until he received the an
swer of Secretary Hay to his note.
This paper he expects will be sent to
congress soon after it convenes in
January. General Reyes said that he
deprecate' warlike talk and had en
deavored steadily to prevent any out
break on the part of the people of Co
lombia against the United States.
GREAT BRITAIN FINALLY ACTS.
Formally Recognizes the Republic of
Panama.
Panama, Dec. 26.—C. Mallet, the
British consul, has officially informed
the jun'a that he has received a cable
gram from the British foreign office
to ihe effect that Great Britain formal
ly recognizes the republic of Panama.
The balance of the marines from the
United States cruiser Prairie, number
inn were landed at Colon and
went by train to Basobiepo station on
the Panama railroad.
The Cuban government has issued
a proclamation recognizing the repub
lic of Panama.
Quiet Reigns at Panama.
Washington. Dec. 2«. Secretary
Moody has received the following
in ief cablegram from Rear Admiral
Glass, dated Panama: "Perfect quiet
no news."
ANNULS IOWA STATE LAW.
Jury Decides Insurance Cast in Favor
of a Company.
Burlington, la.. Dec. 26.—The jury
in the »-as« of Dankwardt versus an
insurance company of Newark, N. J.,
has returned a verdict in favor of the
defendant, practically annulling the
Iowa state law which compels reliable
insurance companies to make up the
amount of pro rata insurance which
other companies participating in the
underwriting may fail to pay. Dank
wardt was insured in forty-eight com
panies. His fire loss was pro rated as
usual among them all. A number of
companies failed to pav and Dank
wardt brought suit against the reliable
companies for the amount* which the
unreliable companies hal failed to pay.
For Attempted Murder.
New Mm. Minn Dec. 26—
Charles
Kimball, the Sleepy Eye barber who
terrorized lhat village on Sept 8 in
an attempt to shoot Mrs. Toomey be
cause of alleged unfaithfulness, was
tr'ed during the day on the
®he Jtlatf&on Ceaict.
charge
of
was
assault in the first degree and was
found guilty. He was given a
taace of four and one-half years.
THREATENED MILLIONAIRES.
Chicago Detectives Captirf an Alleged
Blackmailer.
Chicago. Dee. 26.—The ftource of the
mysterious letters demanding large
Bums of money which for the past six
months have been received by men
high in the financial world of New
York and Chicago was during the day
traced to Leo R. Br *«#in, a commer
cial artist of Chictig |nd the young
man was placed u*$ arrest, as ho
was leaving the |al postoflh e
where he had gone t&. ftawer to a de
foy letter. 1
The Ne'v York financiers of whom
Brenran demanded money were ,T
Pierpont Morgan. John D. Rockefeller,
James Stilljman ami Andrew Carnegie.
Of each of these men he demanded
$50.01/0 in his first letters and on re
ceiving no replies it is said, reduced
the amount demanded to 125,000.
Among those in Chicago upon whom
Brennan attempted to levy tribute
were Marshall Field. R. T. Crane. .I.
Ogden Armour and G. F. Swift, None
of the Chicago men were asked for
more than $25,000.
COSTLY FIRE IN ST. PAUL.
Furniture Company Sustains a Loaa o1s
Nearly $175,000.
St. Paul, Dec. 26—A telephone calf
and a general alarm called out every
company of the St. Paul fire depart
ment except two at 9 o'clock p, m. to
fight a hre in the two six-slory build-'
ings occupied by the Wallblom Furni-'
ture and Carpet company at 407-417
Jackson street.
The fire, which is the most disas
trous that has occurred in the city in.
the past two years, caused a loss ni
nearly $175,000 to the Wallblom com
pany and other concerns, and resulted
in the serious injury of three firemen,
while twenty more suffered from frost
biles and exposure. The injured are:
Captain James Ferguson, struck on
the shoulder by flying bricks shoulder*
badly sprained.
Lieutenant Sherman E. Wainwright,'
struck by falling wall and fell down*'
stairs in the building of the St. Paul
Gas Light company not serious.
Fireman O. J. Peterson, left arm
badly slashed and cut by colliding
with a broken mirror. Suffered great
ly from loss of blood.
The crossing of electrical wires,
connected with freight elevator, is'sup
posed to have started the fire on the
fifth floor.
LONG CAREER OP GRIME.
J. J. Carlisle Said to Be a Man of
Many Aliases.
Minneapolis, Dec. 26.—J. J. Carlisle,'
the professional hypnotist, is said to
be the man who paraded the cities of
Montana as J. Coleman Drayton.
The young man claiming the name
of Carlisle who is in the Hennepin'
county jail awaiting trial on the,
charge of swindling has been posi
tively identified as the J. Coleman
Drayton who controlled a number of
Montana, papers for Senator W. A.
Clark when the Montana millionaire
was making his fight for re-election.
Carlisle has also been identified as
Harry Silberberg by Pinkerton detec
tives. Silberberg is a man with an in
ternational reputation. He has, ac
cording to his confession written by
himself and sold to a New York news
paper, stolen thousands in Mexico,
grafted thousands in New York,
forged exchange drafts in San Fran
cir.co. robbed a count of his wife in
Venice, welched his race bets for
thousands in India, been entertained
by the king of Siam by means of
forged credentials and married wojnen
In several parts of the world.
CAUSED BY ICE GORGE.
MADISON SOUTH DAKOTA SATURDAY DEC EMBER 2f 1903
the evidence
nan confessed
•nforee a dozen
"t.oon and
When confronted I,.
tf his wrongdoing
fo having attempted
demands for sums of
ftOO and having threatened his intend
ed victims with death should they re
fuse to comply with his demand for
money. In his confession Btpnnan de
clared that all his attempts to extort
money had been futile, as he never re
ceived a dollar in answer to any of
Ills requests.
NOW THEY GO
Just Received
an
Invoice
et
Albany
Buckwheat
Flour
and
Monarch
Maple
Syrup
No. 63.
Wm. SchnaeK.
W YOU KNOW?
BALTIC is the Flour.
I carry a full line of
Baltic, Madison, Wooitl
socket Flour.
Also Seeds, Rock Stfft,
Feed, Gasoline and Kerosene
Oil, Wood, etc.
HEHRY HUMES.
HllNDEMER BLK,
FOURTH STREET.
J. IKBIER i SOU.
Palace Heat
Market
tlaving're-engaged in flmai-
ness, we solicit the patronage of
former customers and new onea.
We carry the choicest meats
4nd w ill guarantee to please.
Dray Line.
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riigh Water in the Mississippi Rivei*i
Below Davenport, la.
Davenport. la.. Dec. 26. Gorging ice
the Mississippi river below this
city earned a raise in the river hcie
which reduced the head of Ihe water
power
at the United States arsenal at
Rock island so low as to throw
workmen out of employment until the
gorge breaks or until arrangements
can be made to run the arsenal shops
by steam power. Much apprehension
on account of the high water u. Mi. iu
this city.
BEST 00TF1TS IK THE CITT.
Ail kind* of Draying done
prompt!) also moving
household goods. Piano &
Safe ftoving a specialty.
Great Slaughter |irt Ladies' Hisses' and
Childrens* Coats and Furs. To close the line
completely out we shall make some of the low
est prices ever made in Jadien* ready to wear
garments, there will be no limit to price. Come
and Uutnice line to select from.
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C. H. MORSE.
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