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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1909)
Miners Are Again Forced Back
From Corpse Laden Fiis,
BUT LITTLE HOPE REMAINS.
Toots Pound In Eset Gallery Instead
of Bodies, but Dinner Palis Are Gone,
Indicating That Men May Do Safe
at Extremity of Mine Manancr Tsy
lor Is Worn Out ana Leave's for
Ohorry, 111., Nov. 23. Tho alluation
to ditto In tho 8t. Paul initio disaster Is
as. follows: Number trapped In mine,
310; rescued nllvo, 20; bodlo focov
cred, 101: still unaccounted for, 189.
Firo btoko out with renowod vlo
lenco in tho hccoiuI gallery of the St.
Paul mine today and now threatens
the main shaft. All work of rescue
has censed whllo tho entire working
force Is lighting tho fire. Should the
main shaft be Injured materially by
tho firo nil hopo of nldlng those In tho
mlno for nuiny days will be endod.
Tho first tnnglblo rny of hope cumo
when men at work In the onst work
lngs broke through a rail of earth
whoro It had boon oxpoctcd by oxperts
that n largo numbor of bodies would
bo found. Not one wns dlscovoted.
Instead, In n tool closet bowed out of
tho earth, a great many mining Im
plements wore found, no laid down,
apparently when tho men enmo thoro
A fact regarded ns significant was
that not a dlnnor pall remained, From
this it was argued that tho men, una'
blO to escape when tho firo wns dis
covered, retreated to somo extremity
of tho mine, carrying their food with
Each Hour Lessens Chance of Escape.
Mayor Connolly telegraphed Presi
dent Taft nt Washington that twenty
men had been rescued and that 160
wero believed to bo alive. Each hour
that passes now Is looked upon by tho
watchers as making the chance of es
"Tho men they brought up could not
have lived more than a few hours'
longer," said a despairing woman. "If
they don't come up Boon they'll come
The tenseness of tho nerves of tho
rescuors Is shown by n remarknblo in
cident. A man who proved to have
been dead many days was believed to
bo nllvo when brought to tho surfaco
nnd wnH rushed to tho hospital car.
The mistake, however, soan becamo
Manager Taylor of tho mine, worn
out by days and nights of work and
nnxlcty, left Cherry for a brief rest.
Farewell Letters Written by Miners.
Letters written In their underground
prison by tho miners rescued nllvo
came to light In various quarters.
Tho two Plgntl brothers, Joo and Sal
vntore, wrote several short notes, but
nil of tho same tenor, save that In
ono a dostre was expressed that their
funeral bo embellished with a brass
band. One of tho most touchiug was
written by John Lorimer to his wife,
Sadie. Ills letter, written in the face
of death, as wore tho otherH, follows.
"Dear wife, I am ttill living, al
though It Is now 5 o'clock Sunday
morning, and thoro Is little hope, as
the bluckdnmp la getting tho best of
us. Thore are twenty-one of us alto
gether here. Doar wife, do not grieve;
wo will meet ngaln. God bless you;
Lellevo In Htm. Ho will tako care of
you. 1 guess wo will meet In a better
land. When you get over this let them
know at homo (Scotland), That Is nil,
dear. God bless you.
"Your Loving Husband."
Only One Pencil.
All of the farewell letters written
wero on pages torn from the time
book carried by Waltor Watte. Wnlto
had the only lend pencil In the group,
and It was passed from hand to hand
iu order that all might write.
One Instance of the 8M sacrifice of
the moro sturdy prisoners was related
"Wnlcrlnskt I think that was his
namo was sixty years old and tho
weakest among us," said lorimer.
"Our greatest suffering came from
thrlst, for only thlmblesful of water
could bo gotten from the seopagc.
Walczlnskl got so exhausted that he
could not stoop over, but had to lie
on his face and drink. Wo made holes
in the ground with our fingers and
then watted for tho slow seepage of
the water Into them. It kept us busy
but we always were feverish with
thirst. It tell you that when n little
water filled Into n hole there wasn't
n man but craved It. Dut the stronger
men frequently passed their turns to
let the old man drink."
Slayer of Tots Is Electrocuted.
Auburn, N. Y., Nov. 23. Theodore
Rlzzo, who murdered Theresa Proco
plo, Beven years of age, and Freddy
Infusino, two and a half years old, In
a lonoly culvert In Utica the night of
Sept. 12 last, was put to death In the
electric chair In Auburn prison. Rlzzo
confessed his crime and expressed
Missouri Town Wrecked by Tornado.
St. Louis, Nov. 28. Specials from
Box tar, Mo., say thqt thirty-five houses
wero wrecked and soveral persons hurt
in n tornado thore. The town Is in
Stoddard county and has a population
LIF 'EKM FOR CLEMINSON
Doctor Unmoved as Jury convicts Him
of Wife Murder.
ChicuRo, Nov. 22. Dr. Haldnno
Clemlusoii wns found guilty of the
murder of his wlfr, Nora Ctomlnson,
by a Jury In Judge McSurely's court,
nnd his punishment was fixed nt Im
prisonment for life.
Only ono juror stood between tho
nccttscd Itogers Park physician nnd
tho galloWB. Tho final verdict was
reached after tho twelve men had de
liberated Icbm than throe hours nnd
four ballots had been taken.
Tho criminal court building, has been
tho scene of few moro drnmutic inci
dents thnn tho hearing of the verdict
Only tho whitened finger nails of
Clemlnson ns ho gripped tho arms of
his chair told that the prisoner was un
der tho stress of deep emotion. His
fnco wore tho snmc calm mask that
has characterized his appcaranco slnco
BULLY TIME IN JUNGLES
Roosevelt Bags Elephants, Homed Gi
raffes and Other Things.
Nairobi, Urltlsh East Africa, Nov.
23. Reports recolved from tho Amer
ican hunting oxpodltlon nro that all
tho members of the party aro well nnd
will return to Londonlana, Nov. 30.
During the hunting on tho Guas
Ingushu plateau Colonel Roosevelt
nnd Kermtt Roosevelt, In company
with tho Chlcagonn, Carl E. Akcloy,
hilled four elephants for tho American
Museum of Natural History In Now
York. Mr. Rooscvolt has decided to
give ono of tho olophants killed enr
Her to the museum of tho University
The party took many other trophies,
Including five homed giraffes, a leo
pard, a roan bush buck, a Juckson's
luirtobeesto, nn orlbl, a singing topi,
a bohor nnd a kob.
STANDARD OIL HIT
Elliot) Says Decree Does Not
Dissolve Giant Trust.
VIEW OF GENERAL COUNSEL
GLAVIS ON WITNESS STAND
Deposed Land Official Testifies
Senttle, Nov. 22. D. R. Glavls, tho
chief of the field work for tho general
land office at Seattle, who was re
moved from oinco by Secretary Dallln
gcr, wns called to tho witness stand
again todny In tho government In
quiry into the validity of tho Cunning
ham coal land claims In Alaska.
Tho government continued tho In
traduction of evidenco to show that
the filing on 5,280 acres of conl land
near Katlla, the vnluo of which Is esti
mated at about $50,000,000, was mado
by tlilrty-thrco claimants for tho pur
pose of consolidating tho claims and
mining coal through ono company.
OFFER REWARD OF $5,000
Milwaukee Citizens Anxious to Cap
ture Slnda Girl's Murderer.
Mtlwnukee, Nov. 22. A roward of
$5,000 has been offorod for tho mur
derer of Ilattle Slnda, the fourteen-year-old
girl whose body was found In
an abandoned building on tho north
sido last Wesdnesday.
Moonshiners Trapped by Sleuths.
Capo Girardeau, Mo., Nov,. 23.
Thrco alleged moonshiners arrested
by federal rovenuo ofllcors nfter a long
trip through the donso woods of Rip
loy county wero bound over by a Unit
ed States commissioner to the next
federal grand Jury. Tho still, which Is
tho first captured In Missouri in flvo
years, had a capacity of twenty bar
rols of whisky a week.
Gould Makes Alliance with Vanderbilts
New York, Nov. 20. Announcement
wns mado that Cornollus Vnnderbllt
had been Invited by George J. Gould
to bocomo a member of the board of
directors and oxecuttvo committee of
tho Missouri Pacific Railway company,
and thnt Mr. Vanderbllt has accoptou.
CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS
Clatms Decision of Federal Circuit
Court Merely Orders Company to
Distribute Among Stockholders Its
Holdings in Stock of Subsidiary Con-
cerns Henry Wellman Looks Upon
Opinion as Only Theoretical Victory.
Now York, Mov. 22. Mortimer F.
Elliott, general counsel for tho Stand
ard Oil company, said In commenting
for tho first time on the decision
against tho company handed down
Suturday by tht United States circuit
court ut St. Paul, declaring It to bo an
Illegal combination In restraint of
trade nnd ordering its dissolution:
"I havo seen what purports to be
tho text of tho decreo banded down
by tho United States circuit court.
Tills company will tako an appeal Im
mediately to the United States su
premo court, nnd' will cheerfully abide
by tho verdict of tho highest cdurt In
tho land whatever that may bo.
"Arguments In tills case began Inst
April, and wo aro glud to have reached
an opinion. I do not mean that we
aro pleased with tho opinion Itself,
but that wo arc glad to get It whatever
Its nature. Tho decree does not or
der a dissolution of tho Standard Oil
company; thnt Is a misunderstanding.
What tho decree orders, as I now un
derstand It, Is that tho company shall
distribute among Its stockholders, of
whom thoro nro approximately b.000,
Its holdings In tho stock of subslatnry
companies. This distribution, I fur
thcr understand, Is ordered to bo ef
fected on n pro rata basis of appor
tionment. Thnt Is to say, tho heaviest
holders of Standard Oil stock would
recelvo apportlonato number of shnre3
iu tho stock of subsidiary companies."
Mr; Elliott was asked what course
tho compauy would adopt If tho ver
dict of the lower court should be up
hold In the higher court. "That," he
said, "Is something I shall be better
prepared to discuss when I have seen
the opinion by which tho United States
circuit court Justifies Its decree."
Wcllman's View of Decision.
Henry Wellmnn, who represented
tho nttornoy general of Missouri lu
thnt state's suit against the Standard
Oil company und conducted the exam
ination of New York officers of tho
company, takes a view similar to that
expressed by Mr. Elliott. Ho sums up
the situation as a "theoretical victory."
"I cannot see," he said, "that nny
practical effect Is to bo expected. It
seems as If tho best tlie government
can do is to order tho Bale of tho prop
erty nnd In that caBe tho money, of
course, goes to the present stockhold
ers In some form or another. Thero Is
no confiscation, no punishment, as
thero would bo In the case of criminal
proceedings with tho Imposition of a
big line. The case seems to bo very
similar to that of tho coal roads which
wero forced to separate from their coal
business and It Is difficult to see, even
If the decision Is upheld by tho su
premo court, how tho government can
prevent tho control of Standard Oil
properties remaining In tho same
hands, even if it Is split up into its
constituent properties. This has been
the case In every suit In the past in
which tho law has compelled the dls-
solution of combinations. They huve
simpiy neon put into uincrent snape
and have gono along more compactly
The Leading Dealer in
Groceries and Provisions
Fresh and Cured Meats
Features of the Day's Trading and
Chicago, Nov. 22. Bullish news of
various descriptions imparted a strong
tone to tho wheat market here today,
final quotations showing net gains of
i,c to !ic. The corn market nlso
was strong, owing to wot weather.
Oats closed steady und provisions ir
regular, Closing prices:
Wheat Dec., $1.09',; May, IM.
Corn Dec., 60c; May, Clc.
Oats Dec, 38T,c; May, 41ic
Pork Jan.. $20.82"..; May, $20.00.
Lard Jan., $11.92j: Mny, $11.42K-
Ribs Jau., $10,C2Vi; May, $10.15.
Chicago Cash Prices No. 2 hard
wheat, $1.10...Q)1.12; No. 2 corn, C3
S4c; No. 2 white oats, 41MjC.
NICARAGUA MUST SETTLE
Duchess of Manchester Dead.
London. Nov. SO. Comuielo, dowagor
duchess of Mnuchester. died of heart
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, Nov. 22. Cattle Re
ceipts, 6,500; steady to 10c lower;
native Bteers, $4.508i0; cows and
heifers, $3.25tff5.00: western steers,
$3.50 6.25; Btockers and feeders,
$3.005.00; cnlves. $3.600,7.00; bulls
and stags, $2.754.60. Hogs Re
ceipts, 4,500; 510c lower; heavy,
$7.9067.95; mixed. $7.S5f?7.90; light,
$7.807.90; pigs, $6.50 7.50. Sheep
Rocelpts, 9,100; slow to 10c lower;
jearllngs, $5.25f6.25; wefhers, $4.25
E.25; ewes, $4.004.75; lambs, $6.75
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Nov. 22. Cattle Rocolpts,
40,000; 1020c lowor; boeves, $3.85
O9.00; Texas steers, $3.7O4.70;
western stoers, $4.0007.25; stockors
and feeders. $3.105.25; cows and
heirers. $2.0005.60 ; calves. $6,006
8.50. Hoss Receipts, 40,000; 510c
lower i snlos ranged up to $S15, with
the bulk selling at $7.9008.10. Sheep
Receipts, 41,000; 1015c lower;
choico lambs sold up to $7 50, but it
took very gool sheep to hrins; $4 50;
ueps wei wet. which i.".nde the stuff
l ax At r to sell.
Secretary Knox Issues Statement on
Execution of Americans. '
Washington, Nov. 22. Following a
conference with the president at the
White house on tho Nicaraguan situa
tion, Secretary of State Knox author
ized tho following statement:
"Certain representations of fact
which have been made to the state de
partment concerning the Grace and
Cannon case aro verified by Inquiries
that havo been made. This govern
ment will at onco prepare a demand
on the Nlcarnguau government for
reparation for the doath of these two
Tho only other event of Importance ,
thnt transpired during the dny was
the dispatch of orders to the transport
Buffalo, on duty on the Pacific coast,
to sail at once for Panama, after tak
ing on ndequate supplies of coal and
ASTOR'S YACHT IS SAFE
Reports From San Juan Quiets Fears
of Colonel's Friends.
New York, Nov. 22. News from
Wlllemstad, Curacao, that John Jacob
Astor's yacht Nourmuhal was safe at
San Juan, P. R on Nov. 15, coming
on the heels of the alarming report
that a derelict sighted north of Cuba
might be the Astor yacht, was a wel
come rainbow after a storm of aux
loty experienced here since the West
Indian hurricane two weeks ago.
The nows was pnssod aloug lmmedl
diatoly to Douglas Robinson and Nich
olas Riddle, trustees of tho Astor es
tate, ami Mr. Uiddlo promptly filod
messages to Mrs. Astor, who sallod for
Europe on Wednesday last on the
LuaitnniH, soou nftor obtaining a do
cree of divorce. At the time of her
departure the anxiety over Colonel As
tor . ud their bun, Vincent, had bagan
to d.n !v.'p luto serious fears.
Northwest Corner Box Butte Avenue
and Montana Street
'53r .. . -yfMWHIj
1. W. Herman, Prop.
Miss Rose C Herman
Cashier and Bookkeeper
Jos. Skala, - Meat Cutter
Jake H. Herman Stock Huver
Louis Skala Saiisagemakers
John Herman C and Butchers
Win, C Herman Delivery Boy
Residence Phone, 375
Best Equipped, Most Up-toDate Exclusive
Meat Market in Western Nebraska
Shop open from 6:30 a. m. to 7 p. m.; Saturday and pay days,
open till 9 p. m.; not open on Sunday during winter
Prompt Attention to Phone Orders
We purchase good dressed beef and pork in the carcass. Call
at our shop before selling
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