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MANY MINERS DEAD
RESCUERS BRINGING OUT DEAD
FROM ALABAMA MINE.
Over One Hundred Men Are Still
Entombed on the Lower Level and
, All Hope of Saving Any of Them
' Hag Been Abandoned.
Ulrmlnghnm, Aln., Feb. 22. The
bcciic at Virginia minus, whore a tor
rifle after-damp explosion Imprloancd
300 men 700 ft'et below the surfaco, la
the moat gruesome and Borrowing
that hab ever been witnessed In this
Beet ion of Alabuma. Of the miners
who entered (he mines Monday, so
far only fifty bodies huvo been recov
ered. The recovery already of so
many dead bodies precludes the idea
that any living men remain among the
unfortunates still In the mine.
The corpses are frightfully mangled
and disfigured and identification is ill
most Impossible. Many of them arc
o badly bruised and twisted and dis
colored that negroes cannot be told
from white men.
AH day long, at the mouth or the
mine, waiting women and children
whoso father was- in the mine Iiub
been most heartrending. Ono hun
dred families and .100 children arc left
destitute and without means of hup
port by the calamity and they aro the
best clnsH of the mining families in
As the bodies of the victims, which,
in many cases, havo been gathered to
gether a piece at a time, are brought
to the surface they aro placed in
rowfl on a rough plntrorm, and am
bulances began the removal of those
so far recovered to Bessemer.
Tho excavation of the debris has
been handicapped. Tho foul gases
which had collected in the slope made
necessary the use of safety lamps,
and it was found that less than a
scoro of safety lamps were avallablo
in tho district. Union miners went
to tho scene from practically every
mining camp within a radius of twenty-five
miles of Virginia City to aid
in tho work of rescue.
Out of the fifty bodies recovered up
to this time, one was found which was
barely alive. The body was carefully
takon from the mine and heroic meth
ods resorted to to bring the man to
consciousness. He is still alive, but
scant hope is held out for his recov
ery. President Flynn of tho Louisiana
United Mino Workers said to the As
sociated Press: "I shall bo surprised
If a single person escapes alive from
that mine. Ventilation Is very difficult
and If the men were not killed by the
explosion they have certainly been
suffocated by tho gases. 'The bodies
eo far reached were In the main slopt
and it will bo several days before wc
can got to the rooms which branch off
from tho main slope."
Ono of tho most gruesome sights
witnessed was a man's head being
carried out of tho mino in a dinner
basket. It wns found in this position
and the flesh was almost entirely
burned away from the skull. Leg?
arms and mangled trunks were
brought out in succession. Aftei
nightfall the entrance to the mine was
converted into a veritable clmmber of
horrors, the awful'ness of which was
intensified by tho flickering of tho
lamps as tho feeble rays fell upon tho
mangled and bleeding fragments of
human flesh Btrewn about tho en
trance. Many stout .hearted men, who
had been assisting In tho work of res
cue, wore forced to give up the task,
and numerous porsons have falntcu
upon seeing the array of bodies.
Mine Boss Reed is confident that
more than 100 of tho men in tho mines
were white and believes all perished.
Ho knowB the rooms In which each
man was working and this Informa
tion, In many cases, is the only means
of identification, so horribly are tho
FOUR DEAD, SIXTEEN INJURED.
Boiler in Coal Mine Near St. Clalrs'
vllle Explodes With Fatal Results.
St. Clnirsvlllo, O., Feb. 21. Four
men are dead and sixteen injured,
three of them seriously, ns the result
of an explosion of a stationary boiler
at No. 1 mine of tho Provident Coal
company, near here.
Tho dead: William Adams, presi
dent of tho local branch of tho United
Mine Workers of America; Eli Minti,
engineer; Michael Melll; unknown
Seriously injured: James Loftus.
skull crushed, log and nrm broken;
William Davis, leg broken and body
lacerated; David ThomaB, arm broken.
Thirteen Slavish miners were cut,
bruised or scalded, but none of their
Injuries are considered dnngerouR.
Tho day was wot and cold and tho
men had congregated In tho boiler
house, a temporary structure,
equipped with an old boiler. Without
a moment's warning the holler ex
ploded with a terrific report, hurling
the men In nil directions nnd blowing
the building into fragments.
inn streets, .Inckson placo and the
Union depot sheds, wns menaced by
n fire, which started in tho wholesale
wnrcrooms of the Knhnloy &. McCrea
Millinery company. Three general
alarms brought into action every de
partment in the city and suburbs.
When the fire was brought under con
trol eight buildings, among which
were threo hotels, had been complete
ly destroyed, cnuslng n loss estimated
at $1,500,000. One fireman waB hurt
by falling walls.
rlage, haa dushed' off maddened with
pain, to sink dying beforo they
renched the gate.
Tho assassin was thrown to tho
ground nnd stunned by tho force of
the explosion, but ho quickly nroso
and rnn toward tho gate, attempting
to escnpe. His haste and the blood
streaming from his face whore he had
been wounded by fragments of the
bomb, attracted tho attention of a ser
geant of police, who seized him before
he could draw a revolver.
Assassin Glories in Deed.
BOMB KILLS SEltGlUS u Tho man n- W crltno.
I but on tho contrary gloried in its suc
cess. He expressed his satisfaction
lhat ho had been able to kill tho
grand duke without Involving tho
duchess. He avowed his membership
in the social revolutionary organiza
tion, but refused to give his name and
at the Jail his papers were found to
Ijo forged. The assassin's Injuries
are not serious. The grand duke's
coachman, who wns severely injured,
was removed to a hospital.
UNCLE OF THE CZAR ASSASSI
NATED AT MOSCOW.
Missile is Thrown Beneath Carriage)
Which is Completely Demolished oy
Force of bxplosion urand Duke
Duke'Scrgius' Head Torn Off.
Moscow, i'eb. 18. Withiu the walls
of the fur-lamed Kremlin pa'ace, and
almost underneath the historic tower
from which lvun the Terrible watched
the heads of his enemies lulling be
neath the axe on the red square, uud
within a Btono'a thrown ot tno great
bell of Moscow, Grand Duke Sorglus,
uncle and brother-in-law ol Hmpcror
Nicholas nnd the chief of the reac
tionaries, met a terrible dcnlh. The
deed was committed by a single ter
rorist, who throw bonoatn the car
riage of the grand duke a bomb
charged with the same high-power
Indianapolis Has $1,500,000 Fire.
Indianapolis, Fob. 20. For four
hours last night tho wholesale dis
trlct, bounded by Georgia and Morld-
Grand Duke Serslaa.
explosive which wrought Minister von
Piehve's death. Tho missile was
packed with nails and frngments or
iron and its explosion tore the im
perial victim's body to ghastly frag
ments, which strewed the snow for
yards around. Every window in tho
great, lofty facade of the palace of
justice was shattered and bits or iron
were Imbedded deeply in tho walls of
tho arsenal, 100 yards away.
Assassin Belongs to Fighting Group.
The assassin belongs to tho noted
"fighting group" of tho socialist revo
lutlonary party, which has removed
other prominent officials and long
since passed sontenco of death upon
Grand Duke Serglus. The grand duke
know that he stood In tho shadow of
death. He wus the recipient of nu
merous wnrnlngs nnd elaborate prep
arations were taken to ensure his
safety, but all tho resources of the
gendarmerie, secret pollco and sol
diers proved unavailable against an
attempt almost exactly duplicating
the procoduro that caused tho death
of Minister of tho Interior von Plehvo
last July. It was tho Irony of fate
that Serglus, after taking refugo in
his country villa during tho strlko
troubles of a month ngo, and later
seeking oven more secure sholter in
the palace within tho Kremlin walls,
should be killed while proceeding to
tho governor general's palace beyond
the walls, and which he had aban
doned to enable tho police to better
Details of the Crime.
Tho scene of the crime wns the
great open triangle within the Krem
lin. A fow minutes before tho bell of
the gato sounded tho hour of 3 the
equipage of tho grand duke emerged
from tho gates of tho palaco and pro
ceeded, followed by sleighs contain
ing Bccrot police. It swept at a smart
pace towards the gate. In a mlnuto
tho carriage was in front of tho courts
of JiiBtlce. There a man, clad in work
man's attire, stopped forward from
the sidewalk and threw a bomb which
ho had i concealed beneath his coat.
A terrible explosion followed and a
hall of iron pelted the grim stone
walls of tho arsennl and courts of jus
tice. A thick cloud of smoke, snow
nml ilnlirln nrnnn AVIinn If hn.l ilin,nl
a ghastly sight was presented.
On the snow lay fragments of tho
body of Grnnd Duke Sereins, mlntrlod
1 with tho wreck of tho carriage. Tho
grand duke's head had been torn from
his body and reduced to a shapeless
pulp nnd tho trunk nnd limbs were
frightfully mangled. Tho coachman
lay moaning with pain besldo n deep
holo in tho pnvemont. Tho horses,
dragging J ho front wheels, of tho car-
HOUSE PASSES NAVAL BILL.
'Carries Total of $99,914,359 and Pro
vides for Two New Battleships.
Washington, Fob. 21. The noust
after a seven-hour session passed tin
navnl appropriation bill, carrying o
totul of S'J'J.OH.HoO. The prov.Biot
for two battleships, as reported b
tho committee on naval affairs, was
retained. Both the mnjbilty and ml
nority were badly divided over the
proposition, at least forty members ol
the latter going over to tho ltopub
licans, while about an equal number
of Republicans voted In opposition.
Several times during tho debate,
the assassination of Grand Diue Ser
glus was referred to, the subject be
ing brought up by Baker (N. Y.), who
condemned the action of President
Roosevelt in sending a message ol
condolence to Russia, expressing the
sentiment that the government nn'd
American people viewed the act with
abhorrence. The people, ho declared,
did view with abhorrence the massu
cro in St. Petersburg on Jan. 22, but
tho president, ho said, had not seen
fit to send a message of condolence on
The cmax came later In tho day,
when Baker read a resolution on the
subject, which he subsequently intro
duced, and which, in effect, wns a re
iteration of his remarks previously
made. Ho explained that it had been
suggested that in the event of his of
fering such a resolution, a motion
would be made to expel him. He
Bhouted defiance to any member of
tho house to make tho motion, as he
deposited the resolution, and took his
seat amid the confusion which the in
cident had created.
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GRAIN RATE WAR UNSETTLED.
Conference of Railway Presidents Un
able to Agree Upon Differential.
Chicago, Feb. 22. An ineffectual
attempt was mado to settle the grain
rate war. At a conference of the
presidents of railroads Interested, the
fact developed thut a certain gulf
road has contracts for carrying grain
at tho reduced rates and cannot get
them cleaned up beforo the latter part
of March. After vainly trying to reach
some point of agreement, an adjourn
ment was taken until next Tuesday.
Some of the roads were in favor of
restoring normal tariffs as soon as
this could be done, while others ob
jected to doing so until tho question
of gulf differentials should bo settled.
The gulf lines, however, are not unit
ed on what differential they desire,
Some of them Insist that the differ
ential from Omaha and from Knnsas
City should bo the same. The old
differentials were 4l cents from
Omaha and 5',. cents from Kansas
City and tho other lower rivor points
Tho western lines wore not willing
to offer tho gulf lines more than Z
cents as a differential, and to this tho
gulf lines would not agree. Some ol
the gulf lines were not, they declared,
in position to agree to anything until
they had consulted with their eastern
TWO CHEMISTS FIND POISON.
Coroner's Physician Talks of Examlna
tlon of Body of Hoch's Last Wife.
Chicago, Feb. 18. Drs. W. S. Huines
and O. W. Lowke, who havo been ana
lyzing the stomach and liver of Mrs.
Marie Walcker-Hoch, the latest al
leged victim of Johann Hoch, declared
definitely that tho woman's death was
due to arsenical poisoning. Dr
Lowke, who is the coroner's physi
cian, said tho arsenic in tho stomach
Indicated an intent to murder. "With
the evidence of four analysis beforo
us," Bald Dr. Lowke, "there is no doubt
left that Mrs. Waicker died as tho
result of work which would have dono
credit to a Borgia."
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Chnrlns I.. Snylnr and LEGAL NOTICB.
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Charles L Suylor and MbrrIo M. Baylor, dc
fondantK. will take notice that on tho and dar
of January, A. I). UW5. tho nlHlntlff lik-d lita
petition In tho district court of Wchnter county
Nebraska, tho object and prayer of which are
to recover tho hum of 70o.oo upon a certain
promltsoiynoto dated October 17th, lira, and
duo fourteen montliH after date, together with
Interest oi 1 thOMuno at 6 per cent from date
K ven by tho defendant), to tho plaintiff: anrf
at tho name tlmo filed an atlldavlt for attach"
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