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' PUBLISH UD KV13KY FRIDAY.
Bntorcd In lliu roHtofllre hi il rh.iul.
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LIVES LOST AND UNTOLD DAM
AGE TO PROPERTY.
RIVERS OUT OF THEIR BANK3
Bridge Which Is Being Erected Over
Susquehanna River at Mlfflinvllle
Collapscn, Rcoulthig in Death of
Seven Men and Injury of a Score.
Philadelphia, Dec. 11. Ioa or llfo
ntnl grout duinugo to property Is re
ported from central and custom points
In the state by Hoods, caused by tlio
heavy rain. of the past few days. The
Delaware, Susquehanna and Schttyl
kill rivers are rising rapidly and stuuil
streams throughout the coal regions
have houi ovorllowlng their banks,
flooding mines, causing cuvo-lns and ,
doing great damage to property.
High water caused the collapse of a
new bridge In course of erection over
the wi'Hl branch of tlie Susquehanna '
river at Millllnvlllo, and resulted In thu
death of seven men and the Injury of
nearly a score of others, two perhaps
fatally. Forty men were at work on
the tiaveler on the middle span of
the structure when It collapsed. They
were all thrown Into the swollen river.
The dead are: A. W. Kalis of Sol
in's Greno, Charles Creitzor of Selin's
drove, Adam Nuss of Selln's drove,
Adam Tritt or Deaver Valley, liwiu
UpdegralT of Georgetown, Millard Dow
man of MlflllnvUlo, (leorge D. Faux.
Fatally injured: William Hoyer of
Now York, back broken; Hay Sher
wood of Noshoppon, spine Injured and
Tlio collapse of the bridge was
caused by the rapid rise in tlio riser.
Tlio water rose during the day at the
rate of almost one foot an hour and
debris can led down the stream by tlio
Hood struck the lalse work of the
bridge and caused it to collapse. The
second span of the bridge was weak
ened, and W. was' this span that fell
with the big traveller. The bodies of
four of those killed were found float
ing on the surtace of the water, en
tangled In the bent and twisted gird
ers and iron work, but the others have.
not been found. Many of the men
were caught In the rapid water and
carried a mile or more down the river j
before they were rescued. I
The Lackawanna river Is overflowed
nt Scranton and damage has been
wrought in the valley from C'arbondale
to Old Forge. Fishing creek, in Co
lumbia county, oertlowed its banks
mid fifteen bridges belonging to the
Pennsylvania Lumber company at
.laniieson City weie washed away, to
gether with several hundred thousand
feet of lumber. The works of the
Union Tanning company are Hooded
and the town of Itenton is in danger
of being washed away.
In the lower anthracite region,
Paxinos Is cut olY from surrounding
town;-' by the Hood and at Gilborton
half a dozen collieries suspended oper
ations. The Little Lehigh, at Allen
town, overflowed its banks and a num
ber of mills and luetorios were closeu
MORE BODIES ARE RECOVERED
Total of 150 Removed from Shafts at
Monongah, W. Va.
MonoiiKali. Va.. Dee. II. The
scene of America's greatest mine ea
tastiophc lias lost its fascination for
Hie Idlers, who have surged about tho
pit enirnncts of mines Nos. t; and' S
of the Fairmont Coal company, from
the moment the awful explosion of
last Friday occurred. This crowd
had been dwindling ever since rain
Mailed until there only remained tho
forces employed in rescue work, the
newspaper workers and the inconsol
able near relatives of victims, who re
mained faithful in their igil during
Hie downpour nil night and all day,
mid are still shivering and enduring
excruciating physical discomforts In
the wet. snow that has succeeded tho
One hundred and fifty bodies' have
been brought to tho surface, while
many more have been located.
James Dalzell Brown in Jail.
Snn Francisco. Dec. !1. .lames Dal
roll Drown, general manager of the
suspended California Safe Deposit and
Trust company, who was arrested on
the charge of onihezzlonient, was un
able to obtain a homl for $".',iion and
occupies a cell In the female ward of
the city prison. David F. Walker, pres
blent of the institution, arrived here
In custody of a police olllcer from
Kanta liarbiira. A bond of $7.",)00
had already been secured for hlni and
be was given his liberty.
PASSENBERSJIN A PANIC
JMeamer Providence Collides With
Crowded East River Ferryboat.
Now York, Dec. 11. Tlio Fall Itiyor
lino steamer Providence wua in col
lision with, and hut nurrowly escaped
sinking, a crowded Hast river ferry
boat.' Tho Litter craft lost a portion
of her superstructure and her passen
gers wire thrown into a panic, during
which, It Is lepotted, a man and wom
an Jumped overboard and were drown
ed. The Providence's prow struck the
ferryboat a glancing blow on the star
board, and the boats hung together
long enough to permit many of its
passengers to pass from the ferry's
upper deck to the steamer. Others
wore taken off by tuqs, while some re
mained on board. Doth boats drifted
down the river until aided by tugs,,
the lerryboat crippled by the accident I
and the steamer temporarily unable
to get her head. The latter finally re
turned to her dock and the ferryboat
was helped to u slip. The Providence
was not greatly damaged. Following
the accident charges of cowardice and
brutality were made against ti5.' men
passengers of the feiryboat. When
the latter craft reached a slip she
still had seventy-live women and chil
dren aboard, while, witu few excep
tions, the men passengers had es
caped to other boats.
Chief Counsel for State in Pcttibonc
Trial Makes Statement to Jury.
Dolso, Ida., Dec. 11. Charging that
CJeorge A. Pettlbone, the defendant at
bar, Is thti most guilty of all those
charged with causing the death of
ox-Governor Frank Steunenberg,
James IL-Hawley outlined the state's
case. Little effort at oratory was
made by the chief prosecutor, but he
plainly told the jury what it Is pro
posed to prove. For two hours he
spoke of what he termed the most
gigantic conspiiucy In the annals of
crime, always keeping in the fore
giound the jv.rt "which it is alleged
Pettlbone look ill It. The taking of
evidence began at the afternoon ses
sion and before court adjourned for
the day tlio state had established the
corpus delicti, clearing the way for
Harry Orchard, who will lake the wit
ness stand and for the second time
tell to :i jury his story of blood. Or
chard was brought from the penitcn
tiaiy to this city ami spent the night
in tho olllce of James IF. Hawley.
Senator Dor.ih, who arrived from
Washington, conducted tho examina
tion of state witnesses.
TWO NIGHT RIDERS DIE
Succumb to Wounds Received During
Maytield. Ky., Dec. 1 L Two al
leged night ilders. Will Cray and Kd
Cook, died as the result ot wounds ie
eel veil during the visit of the l.'o night
riders to Hopkinsville, Saturday.
Doth are young men and reside near
After receiving the wounds, the men
were taken quietly to their homes by
others In the night riders' order, and
the tart that they were fatally wound
ed was kept quiet and did not rome
out until their deaths. It Is believed
that s"veral other members were
wounded at the Hopkinsville assault.
COURT LETS OFF SPEYER
Through Insanity Plea Man Who Cut
Own Child's Throat Will Go Free.
Jefferson City. Mo., Dec. II. For
the third lime the .Missouri supremo
court i excised and remanded the
case of John M. Speyer of Kansas
City, (onvicted of the murder of his
foil r-y ear-old son some years ago. The
supreme court holds the defendant
was insane when the act was commit-j
ted. He will now probably go free . j
The child was killed by Speyer by j
cutting its throat following Spexer's,
arrest on a charge of assaulting a
little girl, and bad it not been for tho
prompt intertorencc of olllcers. speyer
would have taken his own life.
Kroonland Towed Back Into Port,
Southampton, Dvc. II. The lied
Stat line steamer Kroonland, from
Antwerp Dec. 7 for New York, which
hioke her shaft off Sicily Islands on
Sunday hiht, was towed to tills port.
The accident lo the Kroonland oc
curred during a gale, just as the pas
sengers were turning In for the night.
The vessel suddenly quivered, took
several plunges that threw almost
everybody aboard off their feet and
then slowed down.
Policeman Kills Stranger.
Montgomery. Ala.. Dec. 11. A
stranger walked Into a crowded down
town cafe ami began shooting. Did;
Caltas, a hat tender, was shot in tlio
face. A policeman immediately closed
In upon the stranger, who llred at his
assailant. ii.t the policeman, not being
hurt, shot ami killed the stt anger.
The identltv of the man Is not known.
Socialist Now a Regent.
Lincoln, Dec, 1 1 . At a meeting of
the hoard ol legonts of the state uni
versity, V. C. Kodgers of Waterloo, a
Socialist, was sworn in aB regent to
servo until Jan. 6. Ho received
more than 30,000 votes at tho last
election, being the only candidate for
tho short vacancy.
Earthquake at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Dec. 11. A slight eorth
quake shock, which rattled windows
in the downtown section, was felt
here last night at 10:32 o'clock. Tho
movement seemed to be from south to
Bubonic Plague at 'Frisco.
Washington, Dec. 11. The next re
port of tho public health and matiiic
hospital sen Ice will contain tho of
ficial statement by Surgeon Hobdv
that bubonic plague Infection "Is si ill
generally distributed In San Franc's
co, but the percentage is very much
lower than was at flrst reported."
General Alexander Hamilton Dead.
Turn (own, N. Y Dec. 11. Major
General Alexander Hamilton, grand
son of Alexnnder Hamilton, secretary
of the treasury under George Wash
ington, died at Ills home here, at the
age of ninety-two years.
Sousa Has Fully Recovered.
Ciilcngo. Dec. 11. John Philip
fcousa has fully recovered from an at-
ark of ptomaine poisoning, from
which ho has been
past ten days. He
suffering for tho
left Chicago for
WILL LOOK OVER SITUATION AT
NEAR CRISIS IN LABOR FIGHT
Five Hundred Men Will Be Imported j
for the Reopening of the Mines Ex
pect Desertions from the Union.
Martial Law Not Yet Declared.
San Francisco, Doc. 11. General
Funston .-aid he would leave today
with two or three staff officers for
Goldfleld for the purpose of looking
over the situation, lie wished it made
plain that he was not going there to
take command of the troops or in any
way to supersede Colonel Reynolds.
Neither Is it his intention to order ad
ditional troops to the mining regit. u.
General Funston expects to spend
only two or three dajs in Goldtirld.
Goldfleld, New, Dec. 11. It is be
lieved here that President Roosevelt
is responsible for the decision of Gen
eral Funston to come to Goldllold,
the intention is to take the con-
duct of alfu is out of the hands of
Ciovernor Sparks and the Ksmeralda
county oillclals and that martial law
will be declined In C.ohltleld immedi
ately upon the arrival of General
Doubtless the request for this dras
tic action 1 Hie president came from
the mine operatois hero, who are fear
ful of the consequences when the at
tempt to reopen the mines is made,
but apparently are determined to car
ry out their intention to resume oper
The universal impression is that
martial law will not be declared until
after the arrival of Geneial Funston.
but that preparations will he made at '
once for the work which will have to
lie performed by t loops as soon as
such action is taken. Doubtless a
search of the camp will be made for
weapons and ammunition alleged to
be hidden by some of the desperate
eleineiu among the miners ami the
districts where the miners live will
be ptitrolcd by soldiers night ami day.
The miners" association still assert
that their Intention to reopen the
mines tomoriow will be carried out
and that enough, men have already
been secured to carry on the attempt,
although it Is admitted that tho num
ber of men who have already signed
tho new agreement Is small, and their
hope lies in the supposition that after
a few of the more fearless ones have
gone back, many others will follow.
It Is definitely known, that at least'
COO men have "been secured In the
mining camps of California, principal
ly In Calavnros county, through the
agency of the Thlel detective bureau,
and nro being held In readiness to
come to Goldllold In two days' notice.
NO MERCY GIVEN TRIBESMEN
Must Accept Terms of Surrender or
French Will Proceed Against Them.
Parin, Dec. 11. Tho terms of sur
rendu proposed by General Llautoy to
the Denis N'assen tribesmen, who have
been engaged In an insurrectionary
movement in Algeria and who recently
Kent In emissaries asking for pardon,
follow the lines of the terms proposed
for the submission of the warring
Moorish tribes at Casablanca, namely,
the surrender of their arms, the de
livery of hostages and the payment ol
an Indemnity. Unless these terms nro
accepted unconditionally General
Liautey will assume the offensive to
day. Police Charged With Robbery.
Muskogee, Okla., Dec: 11. Chief of
Police John A. Suggs and Night Po
liceman Lewis Woods of Fort Gibson
nre under arrest, charged with robbing
the postoffieo at Fort Gibson on the
night of Nov. 122, obtaining $100 in
cash. The arrest was made by Mayor
Hand Lee after an Investigation of
tho crime. The two prisoners were
bound over to the grand jury onch un
der a bond' or $1,000.
Call for Live Stock Convention.
Detner, Dee. 11. Thu call for the
eleventh annual convention of the
American National Live Slock associa
tion, to be held in this city. Jan. 21
and 22, VMS, has been issued.
Minnesota Joins Fleet.
Norfolk. Va., Dec. 11. The battle
ship .Minnesota, tho last of the iron
clads expected, arrived at the Hamp
ton Roads lendozvoiis.
"Pop." a-keil the waiter's Utile boy
"what does 'apple pie order' ineanV"
"Huh." exclaimed the waiter, "thai
sound like a P.oton man's break
fast." Philadelphia Press.
"I can tell you." a!tl lie. "how much
water runs over Niagara -falls t"
"How im.ch':" asked she.
KING OSCAR IS DEAD
AGED SWEDISH MONARCH PASSES
AWAY AT STOCKHOLM.
Crown Prince Takes Oath of Allegiance
Under Title of Gustav V Whole
Country Is Bowed With Grief.
Sketch of His Career.
Stockholm. Dec. '..Oscar II, king !
of Sweden, is dead. The death of the
enerabie iiionaich occurred in the
royal apartment of the palace, where,
surrounded by the members ot his i
family, including the aged queen, j
Sophie, and the Mown prince, Oscar
Gustav, and high ministers of state,
the inevitable end bad been awaited,
wliile outside the palace gieat ciowds
stood with bowed heads and teailul
eyen long after the announcement
came of the death of their well loved
sovereign. Tlio whole country is
Lowed with grief, for King Oscar was
something more than a ruler of his
ii cipb . and had udcarcd himself lo
thm a an intimate and pc isonal
lij.iil. When the llag on the palace
KING OSCAR AND Qt'KJCN SOPIHK. '
was dipped to half-mast there was a
muaii of anguish from the assembled
multitude ami many of them cried
"Our dear old king is dead."
The succession lo the throne of
Sweden now passes to Oscar Gustav
Adolphe, duke of Vorland, the oldest
;,on of the late king. At a meeting of
the council of state the new king
took the oath of allegiance under tho
title of Gustav V, and adopted tho
motto: "With the. people for the
Aftei taking tlio oath, King Gustav
appeared on the balcony of the palaco
and was acclaimed by an lmuiuiibu
Thu body of the dead king will Ua
WIU stop any cotijh tha!
can be slopped toy any
medicine and cure coujfFis
that cannot be cured by any
It Is always the best
coufih cure. You cannot
alford to take chances on
any other kind.
HEMP'S BALSAM cures
coughs, colds, bronchitis,
grip, asthma and consump
tion in lirst slants.
It does not contain alco
hol, opium, morphine, or
any other narcotic, poison
ous or harmful drunj
Wh.it n SotiSor Can Secure In
mtvp&mfc lift m a a m
1G0 AcrenGrnln-CrowSnc Lnd PKEE.
20 to 40 B-.if licit Wheat lo'lhc Acre.
0 to 50 Uutheli Onts lo the Acre.
31' to CO Buahelc Barley to thu Acrfc.
Timber for Toncinc nnj Bulldinj:! FREE.
Good Law with Low Taxation.
Sl:ndid K&ilrcad Facilities and Low Ratet .
School unci Churches Convunient.
Sutiif&ctoiy Mnrltottfornll Productions.
Com! Climate r.ntl Perfect Health.
Clinttcecfor P.-ofitnhle Investments.
.Some of tliotchoiccU Rrniti-producinsltin't In
Saskatchewan nnl Albortamay r.ov.'ticacfi'.iri-il
in the so most licaUhCu! and nrospcrojs scctii.tvi
Revised gfomestead Regulations
by which entry may boniiido by proxy (on cci'al
conditions), bv the fatlu-r, mother. son.d.uiKlito
brother or sister of Intending homesteader.
Kntrv fee In each case Is SUVH). Porwainphlcr.
"Last Hest Wet," particulars as to raic., route',
best tltii'; to uo and where to locate, apply to
W. V. HKN'N'KTT
S01 New York Liu- Ilhhr.. unarm. Neb.
Can.idlun Government Agent
embalm' d unlay and at Queen j.n
phle's i'ti t the f uncial has be u
fixed for Die earliest dale possible ami
with the simplest ceremony. It w.ia
King Oscar's wi-h that there be no
The lii.-t hours of the expiring
i monarch wore passed in unconscious-
ness ami up to the end lm gave n;
" f 'ognizlng those uum hi.n.
Tin (iic''ii was grief stricken because
he could not bid her latewll.
CHICAGO GETS G. O. P. MEETING.
National Republican Convention Will
Be Held There June 16.
Washington, !) '.). -f.'hlc ago. .Juno
10. Tin lormei is tli plate and li a
)attr tb time at which the Repub
lican na'i'inal contention lor l!)0S will
be held Moth points w ie decided by
the tlcpiihliran national committee ir;
rcmteieii ;a the Shuiclililll bedel til
Secretary Hears of IVlother's Death.
On Hoard Steamer Pieslduit Giant,
in ICuglish channel, Dee. 10. Tin
nit-sage announcing the death of Pec
lelarj Tail's mother was recehed.
The s.e.rttary was aioused and th
message communicated to him. II
was giently affected. Thu secietary
had hoped to reach Auk'iIcu before hi?
iiiothei patsed away.
Winter Wheat Below Average.
Washington, Dec. in --Winter wheat
is l.'.i pt i tent less than tho aiea sow'n
in the lull ot I'.mii;, equivalent to a dc
c tease ol .'j!ii'.,iio!1 acies and a total
aetoage of :!l.oi,!),(Mji). The conditio:
of winter win at on Dec ember 1 waa
5)1 1, as compaicd with Jil.l on Do-
emljei 1, PJOtJ, and a ton-year aver
age or !KJ 0.
i Panama Issue Cut in Half.
Washington. Dec 7. The secretary
of the treasury has accepted bids for
the Panama canal bonds to th-t
amount, of $L'.".,ii(iii,iioO. The avorag.i
' price of all the bids accepted is lOIl.
The allotments of bonds will lie eon-
1 fined to the small subscriptions fioiu
( ; lu.ooo down to $1!0.
Funeral of Clara Bloodgood.
i New York, Dec. 7 -Tho body of
Clara Dlooilgood. tins actress wh
committed suicide in a hotel in Haiti
tiioio, was brought to this city. Fit-
i in i'hl .set vices wei held at noon nt
St George's Kplscopal church. Th
interment, was made privately.
Fort Pitt National Suspends.
Pittsburg. Dec. 7. The Fort Pitt
National bank of this city failed to
open for business, a notice on the
door announcing that "the hank wa-
closed by older of the comptroller of
Gas Plant Wrecked.
White Pigeon. Mich., Dee. 10. Th
White Pigeon Cariioulte and Gas plant
was wrecked by an explosion. Sev
erul persons were Injured and evory
window In town was cracked. The
shock was felt tor twelve miles.
Nothing except It be n battle lost eua
bo linlf so melancholy ns a buttlu won.
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