The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, November 22, 1901, Page 4, Image 4

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Number of Victims May Reach
One Hundred.
.Volumes of Smoke and Gas Pour Into
Bullion Tunnel Dny Shift Had Just
Gone on Duty When Catastrophe
Occurs Many Manage to Escape.
Tollurhtc , Colo. , Wov. 21. Wlmt IB
likely to prove tlio most disastrous
accident tlint IIIIB over occurroil In i\
metallic niliio In Colorado resulted
yesterday from a llro which burned
tlto buildings at the mouth of tbo Ilul-
lion tunnel , through which thu Smug-
rlcr-Unlon la worked , nnd which tilled
< ho mlno with deadly gnu and HiuoHo.
It IB Impossible to give even an up-
jiroxlmato estimate of the IOHH of llfo ,
1)iit It la believed that It will reach
nearly , If not qulto , 100. Twouty-two
nro known to liavo perished.
The Hro Btarted about 7 o'clock In
the morning from a defective Hue In
the bunkhoiiBo at the mouth of the
tunnel , It ( illicitly communicated with
im nthnr hulldlucH. The doiiHO Binoko
from the burning buukhouBo , which
wan saturated with oil , began pouring
Into the tunnel , which , with the BhaflH
of the mine , acted as a chimney.
The day Hhlft had JUB ( gone on duty
nnd before they could bo warned of
their danger the levels nnd BlopoB
were llllod with BinoUo and giiB. AH
noon aa the men became aware of
tbolr danger efforts were made to
reach the B\irfaco through various ex
its , and about half of those In the
mine oBcaped. It will bo ImpoBBlblo
to ascertain the number still In the
mine for several hours , on account
of the gas In some of the levelB. The
Smuggler-Union Is one of the oldest
mines In the district and has several
abandoned openings , some of which
< wcro available.
Most of these who escaped did so
through the old Union workings and
the old Sheridan tunnel.
A rescuing party cut a connection
through from the commission work
ings adjoining and took out part of
the men. Although the buildings were
quickly consumed , the dense smoke
continued to pour Into the tunnel and
it was not until 3 o'clock that It oc
curred to the management to shut
oft the draft by blasting rock Into the
tunnel. It IB believed by mining men
that had this been done as soon aa
the tire started all loss of lll'o might
linvo been avoided.
The property IOSB la about $ [ 50,0110 ,
fully covered by Insurance.
Kvory physician Jn Tclltirldo was
vfmmmoncd to the mine and were kept
! lUBy ) attending these of the rescuers
jwho were overcome with gas.
Seventeen of the 22 bodies found
\voro found on the seventh level. Ho-
'tween ' 7. and 00 men were working
.on the ninth level and this has not yet
"Iiccn e.\plored. On account of the gas
nnd smoke these levels could not bu
ntcred because of the danger of suf
focation for 12 hours after the flumes
Known dead : August Knnntn , Al
len Henderson , Chris Makl , Torten-
ctor Knos , the shift boss ; William
AVarficld. John Peterson , William
Bones. William Graham , Frank Jadra ,
ITnrt Jadra , Gus Sundberg , Oblta Re-
liattn , Anton Anetl , John Grosson ,
Lewis Begigln , R. Dahlnstron , Joe
Nelson. John Ahononc , Mark Stark ,
iAlox Solcman , Sorey Barkloy , Jamca
Hugh L. O'Neill , the engineer , was
taken out alive , but Is not expected
to recover.
Picket at Allls-Chalmer Plant Shot by
Andrew Burkhauser.
Chicago , Nov. 21. The contest be
tween union and nonunion men at the
JVllIs-Chalmers' machine shop In this
city , where a strike has been In prog
ress for several months , resulted last
iilght In the killing of a union man
vrho was patrolling the factory dls
trlct In disregard of the recent lujunc
lion Issued by Judge Kohlsaat of the
.federal court. The dead man Is sup
posed to bo George Trapp , and his
elager was Andrew Burkhausor , who
recently ctuno hero from Baltimore.
TTrapp , In company with another man ,
Attacked Burkhnuser and another
nonunion man and felled Burkhauscr
to the ground with a plcco of gas
pipe. While ho lay on the ground
Burkhauscr drew a revolver and fired
at Trapp , the bull < * t striking him In
the left eye. Death resulted In a
short time. Burkhauscr was arrested
in the doctor's office , where ho was
liaving his head sewed up.
Death Reports Inaccurate.
New York , Nov. 21. According to
the Tribune's London correspondent ,
the Dally News endeavors to show
that the government's monthly re
turns , which purport to give an ac
curate record of the deaths in the
Couth African camps , are untrue. An
examination of the blue books has , It
is reported , resulted In the disclosure
that the deaths not accounted for In
three monthly returns , which it Is
possible to compare with the tables In
the blue book , amounts to 1,500.
Bonine Jury Is Complete.
.Washington , Nov. 21. The Jury
which is to try Mrs. Ida Bonine on the
charge of murdering James Seymour
'Ayres , Jr. , was completed yesterday
and the court adjourned until morn
ing , when a presentation of the case
on behalf of the government will b
made. Mr. Douglas , representing Mrs.
Bonine , said after the court adjourned
that he would reserve his opening
until all the witnesses for the prosecu
tion bad been beard.
Natloral Convention Ends Ito 8co-
olon at Fort Worth.
Port Worth , Tox. . Nov. 21. The
2Mb national convention of the \V O.
V. II. ended Its regular HCHHOII | liiht
mmlng with the adoption of a HCIIHII-
llomil deliverance on the nttltnitb of
the victory of the reform forces In
New York city In respect to the par
tial open imloon on Hundiiy. The du-
llvoranoo came In the following PHO-
lutlcm offered by Mm. lloolo of New
York :
"Tho victory of the fusion ticket lit
New York city , which remitted In the
overthrow of Tammany , has vanned
general rejoicing. The victory was
gained by the united efforts of R.iod
people , but wo learn , with regret , that
some of the leaders nro advocating
opening saloons on Sunday ,
"Wo. the National Woman's Chris
tian Temperance union , representing
the motherhood of the nation and vi
tally Interested In the welfare of the
homes of thin country , desire to enter
our protcBt against Sunday opening ,
or any attempt to give the liquor traf
fic larger IIOUBCB or greater privileges.
We earnestly urge tbo law abiding
and moral citizens of New York state
to stand for a strict enforcement of
the Sunday closing law and the abolition
lition of the HnlnoB law hotel. "
Asks Congress to Put Tax of Ten
Cents a Pound on Oleo.
l.ewlston , Me. , Nov. 21. The Na
tional (1 ( range yesterday adopted TCBO-
liitlons requesting congress to put a
tax of 10 cents a pound on oleomar
garine and all sulmlltutoa for dairy
butter and In favor of a universal
peiu'e congress In connection with the
exposition at Charleston.
National ofllcors were chosen as
follows : Worthy master , A. Jones ,
Indiana ; worthy overseer , Obedlah
Gardner , Maine ; worthy lecturer , N.
J. llacholder , Now Hampshire ; worthy
steward , W. C. Jowott , MasBachu-
sottB ; worthy assistant steward , C.
O. Italnc , Missouri ; chaplain , W. 1C.
Thompson , South Carolina ; treasurer ,
Mrs. Kva S. McDowell , Columbus , O. ;
secretary. John Trumbull , Washing
ton , D. C. ; gate keeper , George W.
Bird , Minnesota.
Message Will Advise Aiding Reclama
tion of Arid Lands.
Washington , Nov. 21. President
Roosevelt in his message to congress
will not only recommend the reenactment
ment of the Chinese exclusion act , but
will go further and recommend that It
bo strengthened to Increase UB olll-
clency. The president gave this In
formation to Representative Needham
of California. The president told
other western callers that ho would
call the attention of congress In his
message to the advisability of doing
something to reclaim the great arid
regions of the west.
The president's message was road
tp the cabinet , whose members gave
full Indorsement to the plans of the
chief executive. The document con
sists of 2fi,000 words.
Mob Collecting at Scene of Crime and
Lynching Is Feared.
Oxford , Miss. , Nov. 21. Will
Mathis , who Is charged with the mur
der of two deputy marshals , Mont
gomery by name , walked Into the lit
tle town of Dallas , 12 miles south of
here , last night and surrendered. Ho
was turned over to the posse and
started for Oxford , but It Is under
stood that ho will not bo brought to
this city. The officers fear mob vie
lence. When the news reached Ox
ford the street was Immediately filled
with people , and for a time there was
Intense excitement. Bonfires were
built nnd many threats of summary
vengeance against the alleged mur
derer were heard on all sides.
Conflicting Reports of Wounding , Sui
cide and Assassination.
Vienna , Nov. 21. An unverified
story cornea to Vienna that Queen
Draga was shot at in the streets of
Belgrade. The Vienna papers pub
lish various rumors , one declaring
that the Servian queen was assassi
nated , another that she was wounded
nnd a third that she committed sui
cide. Reports from other sources
deny the statement that Queen Draga
was killed and assert that the rumor
of her death was caused by an hyster
ical scene with King Alexander.
There Is no reliable Information on
the subject here , but It is believed
that a serious crisis exists in Bel
Germans Will Not Give Up Easily.
New York , Nov. 21. Germany Is
not going to sit down quietly under
the loss of its commerce , saya the
Tribune's London correspondent.
The merchants of the great urban dis
trict of the Rhine have determined to
leave no stone unturned to meet
American competition. The first step
they have decided upon is the canali
zation of the Moselle and Saar , by
which means they hope to lessen the
cost of transport to the coast. The
scheme is to cost 70,000,000 marks
and will take a few years to com
Mighty Army of Employes.
Washington , Nov. 21. The Indus
trial commission has issued a report
on railway labor In the United States.
It shows that railway employes in
this country constitute an army of
nearly 1,000,000 people , with probably
nearly 5,000,000 dependent on the
wages paid by railroads. The report
says that for years to come the railroads -
roads will absorb an Increasing num
ber of employe ! .
SurpriscGovcrnmcnt Forces and
Talcc City With Small Loss.
Liberals Take Advantage of General
Alban's Absence to Storm the Town ,
Twelve Killed and Thirty Wounded
In the Affray.
Colon , Colombia , Nov. 21 , The lib
erals made an unexpected attack on
Colon at 8 o'clock last night. The
government was not prepared and
there was little resistance. After
nome fighting in front of the barrucka
and In certain streets for an hour and
a half the liberals gained possession
of all the public olllcea and the town
of Colon.
Over 12 men were killed and about
30 were wounded.
On receipt of the news that General
Alban , thu military commundcv of the
Isthmus , had started to attack the
liberals at Chorrera , near Panama ,
the latter detached 180 men under
General Patlno to attack Colon. This
force embarked on board19 a train
bound from Panama to Colon Tues
day evening at Las Cascades station ,
previously cutting off telegraphic com
munication across the Isthmus. On
arriving at the outskirts of Colon ,
where the government usually main
tained a small guard , the liberals left
the train nnd In the Initial skirmish
which began soon afterward Patlno
was killed.
The command of the liberals then
devolved on Colonel Fredorlco Bar-
rora and they continued their march
on Colon , arriving there a few min
utes after the truln , thus surprising
the whole town. The government
troops at Colon were outnumbered by
the liberals. Fighting Immediately
began at the barracks , which waa
BOOH taken. There Senor Jaen , a Judge
of the criminal court , was killed , and
Senor Muskus mortally wounded.
Fighting subsequently occurred at
the town hall , which was also taken
by the liberals. Among the prisoners
captured by the liberals there were
the prefect , guardla and the com-
mamler of police.
Senor Parenoa , the mayor , managed
to reach the gunboat General Plnzon ,
which sailed last night for a destina
tion unknown.
The whole affair waa over In less
than three hours.
Communication with Panama was
restored today. This revealed that no
fighting had occurred there , that
everything waa quiet , and that the
city waa still In the hands of the gov
ernment. The Issue now depends on
the result of the fighting which Is
doubtless now occurring at Chorrera ,
news of which is anxiously awaited
The United States gunboat Machlaa
landed a detachment of marines here
yesterday. They are now guarding
the railroad station and other prop
erty of the road.
Marines Scale Cliff 200 Feet High and
Surprise Insurgents.
Manila , Nov. 21. Major L. T. W.
Waller of the marines has rendered
to Rear Admiral Rogers a full and
detailed account of the attack on Nov.
7 by the men of his command on the
rebel stronghold at Sojotolong.
Three insurgent camps were de
stroyed , 40 bamboo cannon were cap
tured and much rice and other stores
destroyed. The rebel stronghold was
almost impregnable. The trails lead'
ing to it were lined with poisoned
spears , sticking from the ground , and
were filled with hidden pitfalls. Ma
jor Waller's command attacked the
enemy unexpectedly. To do thin they
had to scale a cliff 200 feet high.
This they climbed barefooted over
bamboo laddera. At the top they
found bouldera piled ready to precipi
tate upon an attacking party. Major
Waller says ho was personally not
present at the action. Ho praises Cap
tain David D. Porter and Captain
Hiram I. Bears for their splendid
work and says too much praise cannot
bo given the marines themselves ,
whose behavior ho characterizes as
brilliant in every respect. The major
considers the scaling of the cliffs 200
feet high as a new feature of warfare ,
and aays such men would bo able to
do anything anywhere. Thirty of the
enemy wore killed. The marines sus
tained a few trifling wounds. Rear
Admiral Rogers has congratulated
Major Waller on the successful action
by his command.
Agulnaldo has written General
Chaffeo asking the latter'a permission
to go before congress and express
the desires of the Filipino people.
Ultimatum to Brigands.
Sofia. Nov. 21. Mr. Dickinson has
sent a formal ultimatum to the bri
gands , giving them six days to accept
a specified sum aa the ransom for
Miss Stone. If this amount is not ac
cepted within the time mentioned Mr.
Dickinson's offer will be withdrawn.
The latest Intelligence received here
sets forth that the brigands nro hold
ing out for a high figure of ransom ,
and it Is asserted that they are able
to keep their captives as long aa this
may bo necessary.
Will Not Take Strikers Back.
Now York , Nov. 21. The 300 strik
ing switchmen of the New York , New
Haven and Hartford railroad met to
discuss plans for aiding their cause.
Division Superintendent Shepard said
that under no circumstances would
any of the men now on strike ever be
employed by the company again. Ho
said he anticipated no trouble in fill
ing the strikers' places.
Plan to Overthrow Yukon Government
Found to Really Exist.
Toronto , Nov. 21. Special dis
patches from Vancouver , published
here , say : The Yukon Insurrection
story Is not altogether without founda
tion. Some hair-brained American
drew up planB for forcibly deposing the
government and policeIn the Yukon ,
somewhat similar to the historical
Jameson raid In the Transvaal. Ma
jor Woods , of the Northwest mount
ed police , discovered the scheme nnd
took prompt steps to suppress It.
American officials at Skagwny co-op-
crating. The discovery of the scheme
Is supposed to have nipped It in the
The Yukon police force consists of
about 250 men , who are provided with
Lco-Enfloldfl. When the scheme was
first discovered Maxim and Colt guns
were mounted at the White Horse ,
which was the first place to bo at
tacked. Major Snyder , in charge of
the pollro there , also received rein
forcements and patrols were kept ou
duty night and day.
The scheme originated In Seattle
and over $50,000 was available to aid
the venture. The Information has been
obtained from cx-polico officers of the
Yukon forces nnd members of the
gambling fraternity and IB guardedly
confirmed by the officials who have
Just como down from the north.
William G. Reed Convicted of Killing
W. A. Tranbarger.
Oswcgo , Kan. , Nov. 21. William
O. Reed wan convicted of murder In
the first degree hero yesterday for
killing W. A. Tranbarger on July 22.
Louis Tranbarger , a son of the dead
man , married Reed's daughter. The
marriage was nn unhappy one and the
young couple soon separated. In the
division of their personal effects a
family feud waa hatched , which cul
minated in the murder of the elder
Tranbarger by the girl's father. The
two Tranbargcra were driving past
Reed's farm when the latter shot and
killed W. A. Tranbarger. The son ,
who was the only oyc-wltncss , testi
fied that the assault waa without Im
mediate provocation.
Reciprocity Convention Wants De
partment of Commerce.
Washington , Nov. 21. The session
of the reciprocal convention last
night waa devoted , mainly to the ques
tion of reciprocal trade relations with
Canada. Several papers were read ,
after which some routine business
was disposed of and the convention
finally adjourned.
Several Important resolutions , em
bodying the views of the convention
on reciprocity and other matters , were
adopted. They provide as follows :
"Resolved , That this convention
recommends to congress the main
tenance of the principle of protection
for the home market and to open
up by reciprocity opportunities for in
creased foreign trade by special mod
ifications of the tariff , In special cases ,
but only where it can bo done without
Injury to any of our homo interests
of manufacturing , commerce or farm-
"That In order to ascertain the in
fluence of any proposed treaty on our
home interests -convention recom
mends to congress the establishment
of a reciprocity commission , which
shall be charged with the duty of in
vestigating the condition of any Indus
try and reporting the same to the ex
ecutive and to congress for guidance
in negotiating reciprocal trade agree
"Resolved , That this convention
recommends and requests of congress
that a new department be created , to
be called 'The department of com
merce and Industries , ' the head o
which shall bo a member of the presl
dent's cabinet , and that a reciprocity
commission be created as a bureau o
this department. "
Discourages Plan of Raising Cost o
Inquiry by Subscription.
Knoxvllle , Tenn. , Nov. 21. Follow
Ing the report that the court of In
quiry will cost Admiral Schley $20,000
the Knoxville Sentinel on Nov. 18 sen
him a ( U-ipatch asking If ho would
cou > nt to public subscriptions to pay
the cost of the same. Yesterday the
Sentinel received a personal lette
from Admiral Schley , the purport o
which was that he cannot accept the
offer. He says the report as to the
cost Is a mistake , as the amount Is nn
aa great as reported. He suggest
that the matter Is "too delicate to dls
cuss" and trusts that his friends wit
"appreciate his position and respec
it. "
Firebugs In Marshalltown.
Marshalltown , la. , Nov. 21. Indlca
tlons point to incendiaries being a
work here. Another disastrous fir
In the factory district occurred at mid
night. It is of mysterious origin an
totally destroyed the Hawkeye Can
ning company's plant , machinery ant
stock. The loss is $15,000 , almos
fully insured.
Captain Colleran Ousted.
Chicago , Nov. 20. Captain Luk
Colleran , chief of the detective bu
reau of this city , waa found guilty of
neglect of duty and conduct unbecom
ing an officer yesterday by the civil
service commission and by order of
Chief of Police O'Neill was discharged
from the police department. This ac
tion brings to a close a long line of
scandals In connection with the detec
tive department aired before the merit
Probably every child cherishes It
against his parents that they once gave
him a calf , and kept the money when
they sold It Atcblson Globe.
Tatal Wreck Occurs on the
Santa Fe Road.
Three Engines Thrown From Rails
and Blown to Pieces by Explosion.
Westbound Train Appears to Have
Disregarded Orders.
Los Angeles , Nov. 21. A fatal
wreck occurred on the Santa Fe rail
road one inllo west of Franconla , A.
T. , yesterday. Seven trainmen were
killed , three passengers and 14 train
men Injured. Limited trains , east and
westbound , Nos. 4 and 3 respectively ,
crashed together while running
full speed. Train No. 4 was drawn uy
two engines , while the westbound
train had but one locomotive. The
three engines were" crushed nnd
blown to pieces by an explosion which
followed the collision. Both trains
were made up of vestibule cars of the
heaviest and most Improved pattern ,
and while they stood the terrific shock
well and protected the passengers tea
a great extent , several of the cars
took fire at once and burned up. The
dining cars , ono on each train , one
Pullman and two composite cars were
The dead : P. M. Elligott , engineer ;
II. 13. Goldsmith , fireman ; F. E. Earn
hardt , barber ; Walter Davorago ,
waiter ; W. L. Case , fireman ; II. A.
Armitage , fireman ; Sam Brown , wait
er ; bodies of latter three missing.
The collision Is said to have been
due to a disregarding of orders on
the part of the crew of the west
bound train. The castbound train had
orders to take the siding at Franconla
and await the passage of the west
bound flyer , which was running twc
hours late and trying to make up time.
The castbound train failed to reach
the siding , and , aa the westbound
train did not wait for it , the two trains
came together without warning and
with an awful crash. The boiler of
the westbound train' exploded Imme-
diately alter tnc crasn , scalding to
death those of the engine crews who
had not been killed outright.
A scene of awful confusion followed
; he crash. The massive engines piled
up In an Indescribable mass of broken
nnd twisted steel , while the scalding
steam hung In a dense , suffocating
cloud over the debris , amidst which
the agonizing cries of the Injured
and dying englnemen could be heard.
The heavy Pullmans and composite
cars jammed the dining and baggage
cars upon the heated pile , of debris ,
carrying death to the dining car crews
nnd setting the cars afire. The sleepIng -
Ing cars , with one or two exceptions ,
suffered slightly , and as a result the
passengers were afforded comparative
Immunity from Injury.
Burlington Stock Traln Breaks In Two
and Collides With Freight. _ y
Sterling , Ills. , Nov. 21 A Chicago , if
Burlington and Qulncy stock train
broke In two near Walnut yesterday
and the rear section and cnboosu ran
down grndo and collided with a.
freight engine , killing one passenger ,
who was burned In the wreck , and.
Injuring nine others.
The dead : John J. Bcsse , farmer ,
Erie , Ills.
The Injured : J. A. Baker , Pleasant
Valley , la. , slightly ; Harry Buck , Iowa
City , la. , head and legs injured ; F.
P. Carl , Bennett , la. , Bllghtly ; Daniel
Donovan , Iowa City , la. , slightly ; F.
II. Ilowson , Clinton , la. , severely cut
about head ; Benjamin D. Hughes ,
Iowa City , la. , slightly ; G. M. Hunter ,
serious ; A. W. Haley , Solon , la. , In
ternal injuries , serious ; Charles.
Swift , Morse , la. , slightly.
Five carloads of cattle were in the
wreck and most of the cattle were
Hodgson of Omaha and Other Trainmen -
men Are Injured.
Columbus , Neb. , Nov. 21. A head
end collision at Benton , between 3
nnd 4 o'clock yesterday morning , in
which a wrongly turned switch al
lowed freight No. 17 on the Union Pa
cific , which 1 V the right of way , to.
run into No. 18 standing on the track ,
resulted in serious Internal Injuries
to C. B. Hodgson of Omaha , fireman
on No. 17 , and a number of cuts and
bruises to Fireman J. Kelley on No.
18. Cars loaded with Christmas goods
and confectionery were wrecked , tho-
gooda being scattered far and wide.
The car next to the engine of No.
18 was loaded with horses , but the an
imals escaped injury.
The engineer on No 17 claims the
switch was right until his immediate
approach , when It was hurriedly
turned by a seemingly confused oper
Brecklnrldge Must Vacate
Frankfort , Ky. , Nov. 21. The court
of appeals yesterday reversed the
Judgment of the Franklin circuit court
which sustained the decision of the
state contest board in giving the of
fice of attorney general to Judge Rob
ert J. Brecklnrldge , and holds that
Clifton J. Pratt of Hopkins county ,
the Republican nominee , is the legal
Female Hrosethief Held.
DCS Moines , Nov. 21. Belle John
son was held to the grand jury under
$400 bonds to answer to the charge
of larceny of a horse from W. W.
Hlldebrand. It Is alleged that she
went to a pasture where the horse had
been left , took It and another and
sold one of them for $10 , giving a
bill of sale for It , and the other for
We cannot tell with any certainty
when the first portable furniture wet
Invented , nnd , to Judge by the ark as
It survives among our children , Nonli
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