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THE NOBFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOUBNAL.
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NORFOLK NEHttASKA FRIDAY DEOKMBEU 20 J001.
Victims Buried Under Tons of
; . Molten Metal.
GAS IN FURNACE EXPLODES ,
Doomed Men Caught Where There
Waa No Escape Were at Work at
, the Time on a Platform One Hun
dred Feet From the Ground.
Plttsburg , Doc. 20. By an explosion
of goo In the Soho furnaces of Jonas
& Lauchlln , ton mou wcro burned to
death , three Injured so badly that they
are not expected to live and two
others dangerously hurt. The damage
to the plant will amount to $20,000.
The dead : Andrew Solh , Qeorgo
Shlsul , George Sonmgo , Mlchaol Mlle ,
Michael Gazdovltz , John Mascy , John
Morecko , Joseph Prankowltz , John
Knochanka , George Vallgo.
The bodies of the victims wcro ter
ribly mangled and burned.
The explosion occurred In one of
, . the big blast funmcea. The men were
at work at the top of thu furnace over
120 feet from the ground. They were
employed as fillers and were just get
ting ready to quit work when the gas ,
which accumulated In the furnace , ex
ploded and tons of molten metal , cin
ders and slag were- thrown over the
unfortunate men on the top of the
Wheu the gas let go , a panic ensued
on the small platform about the top.
The men made- rush for the elevator ,
but It had gone dpwn and there was
no escape. To jump meant death and
to remain on the platform was just as
The tons of molten metal and flames
fell upon them and burned ten men
to death. Their bodies dropped to thereof
roof of the mill , 85 feet below , every
bone broken and an unrecognizable
mass of human flesh.
There were 19 men on the furnace
platform when the explosion oc
curred. Fifteen of them were caught *
in the flames , two of them escaping
with slight Injuries. The other four
were the regular men employed as top
fillers and escaped without Injury1.
The explosion was caused by the gas
becoming encased In a crust of cinder
forming at the bottom of the furnace.
A wheelbarrow containing ore had
been sent up to the men and when
they went to dump It Into the bell of
the furnace tlioy 'puejiod It over too
far and It rolled Into the hopper.
The barrow weighed 900 pounds and
was too heavy for the four men to
raise. The 15 laborers , all Hunga
rians , were then sent up to assist
them. Had It not been for the barrow
accident no ono would be hurt , as the
regular men know how t protect
themselves at such times , as similar
explosions are of frequent occurrence.
The most distressing feature of the
disaster was the burning of Franko-
wltz. He was seen by the thousands
of people who were on their way to
work to run to the platform railing
nnd leap Into the air. Ho fell on the
etock yard shed and literally burned
to death before the eyes of the crowd
60 feet below , who had no way to
reach him. When the explosion oc
curred burning heaips of cinders set
tled around the men almost knee
deep. Their shrieks were terrible and
their frantic efforts to save themselves
were pitiful In the extreme.
BOAT GOES OVER DAM.
Steamer Kanawha Belle Wrecked and
Eight of Crew Drowned.
Charleston , W. Va. , Dec. 20. The
steamer Kanawha Belle , which runs
between Charleston and Montgomery ,
went over lock No. 3 last night , broke
In two and Is a total wreck. All deck-
bands and firemen were drowned. All
the officers of the boat were saved ,
but some of them had narrow escapes.
The dead : Sam Hawkins , Sam
Fields , Dave Anderson , Blrney Llpkl ,
Dave Shannon , Charles Vlnoy , Bud
and Jim ( last names unknown ) . All
wore colored deckhands.
Len Martin , a passenger on the boat ,
was rescued from the water by the
eteaoner Calvert , but died from frighten
on his way to this city.
An oye-wltnesa to the disaster says
the boat steamed straight to the dam
nnd went over to destruction. In
formation from the rescued crew Is to
the effect that the regular pilot , Snyder -
dor , was at supper Just before the
lock nnd dam was reached , that he
entered the pilot house to relieve the
eubpllot and that he became bewil
dered and thought the boat was going
the other way.
Philadelphia Ordered to Panama.
San Francisco , Doc. 20. The Bul
letin says : "Rush orders have been
received from Washington directing
that the cruiser Philadelphia sail from
hero tomorrow with all speed for Pan
ama. Affairs on the Isthmus are approaching
preaching a crisis , Venezuela and
Germany are arguing a point or two
of diplomacy and there are other In
teresting matters of international in
terest on the southern coast. "
Death of Millionaire Banker.
Burlington , la. , Doc. 20. Robert
Molr , Sr. , aced 77 , a well known
banker of Oquawka , died at the homo
of his daughter , Mrs. George Tracy ,
lioro yesterday , after a lingering 111-
ness. Ilia wealth Is computed at $ ! ,
000,000. . . . .
THRfAW. . , MF-N KILLED.
A ccldent Duo l
to Obicrvt. ; 'c/j/
San FrancUco , Doc. 2u. S ° cfoit.
aouthbound Southern Paclflo
limited trains , running between
city and Loa Angoloa , came together
in a head-on collision at Uplands yes
terday. A fireman and express mes
senger wcro killed and 2fi pnsnongors
more or less seriously Injured , proba
bly not ono fatally.
The dead : Fireman W. Garland and
Messenger A. Pliolpa.
Baggageman Thurbor tiled from hla
Among the Injured are : John Jor
dan , Rochester ; George Mocker , Brad
ford , S. D. ; A. S. Wakofiold , Missouri.
Both engines were practically de
molished and the baggage , smoking
and chair cars of the northbound
train wore burned. In the smoker were
half a dozen Italian laborers. Four of
them were badly bruised and scalded
by escaping steam.
The accident was due , the railroad
ofllclals say , to the failure of Engi
neer Coffey of the northbound train to
follow out his orders , which Inttructod
him to wait at a siding at Uplands
until the southbound passed. Instead
of waiting , the train passed the siding
at the rate of 30 miles an hour. Half
a mile beyond It ran Into the south
bound train , which was coming at an
equal rate of speed. Just as the en
gines came together the crews Jumped
for their lives , nil escaping exc < Jpt
Fireman Garland. Just as be was
about to leap the locomotive over
turned and ho was caught beneath
Its mass. The engineers of both trains
before jumping reversed their en
gines and set the brakes. In the fire
which resulted part of the mall and
a number of express packages were
Among the passengers there hap
pened to bo two physicians and the
Injured received prompt attention.
On the northbound train there were
several Southern Pacific ofllclals.
ROBBED BY LONE BANDIT.
Bank at Springdale , Ark. , Loses Seven
Fayettevllle , Ark. , Dec. 20. At noon
yesterday the bank at Springdale , ten
miles from here , was robbed by one
man. No ono was In the bank except
the assistant cashier. The robber
drove up to the bank door In a buggy
and walked to the cashier's desk be
fore he was noticed. Ho compelled
the assistant cashier to go to the
vault and give him all the money ,
about $7,000. While this was taking
place a customer walked - Into the
bank. He was at once covered by the
robber and made to throw up his
hands. The robber then hurriedly left
the bank , dropping $1,000 upon the
sidewalk. He jumped Into his buggy
and drove rapidly north. Officers
were in pursuit before he was fairly
out of town. Two miles out the offi
cers came In sight of him and ho
jumped from his buggy and made his
way to a thickly wooded mountain.
Bloodhounds have been put upon his
KANSAS COUPLE MURDERED.
Colonel John Bull and Wife Stabbed
to Death In Their Home.
Parsons , Kan. , Dec. 20. The bodies
of Colonel John Bull and his wife ,
Carrie , were found In the bedroom of
their homo yesterday , stabbed to
death. It Is the belief of tbelr friends
that they were murdered , yet the
house was securely locked and had not
been robbed. Mrs. Bull was found
lying on the bed with her head ex
tended ever the edge , her skull
crushed and brain protruding. She
was also stabbed in the right side of
the body and a quantity of blood was
In at jar beside the bed. About five
feet distant Mr. Bull's body was lying
on the floor , face downward , besldo an
overturned chair. An open pocket
knife was lying near him , but was
without blood stains and there was
little evidence of a struggle. Colonel
Bull was a wealthy real estate dealer
amd an old soldier.
Buenos Ayres , Dec. 20. There Is no
change In the international situation.
The Trlbuna says that In order to ef
fect the re-establishment of tranquil
lity between Argentine and Chile the
latter must renounce her belligerent
attitude. A patriotic league has been
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Flro Thursday in the McConnell
block at Clarksville , Ark. , destroyed
property valued at $100,000.
Fire Thursday destroyed 2,000 bales
of cotton stored in an old compress
at Terrell , Tex. Loss , $80,000.
William Ballontlno , a pioneer whole
sale grocer of St. Louis , died at Kan
sas City Thursday , aged 93 years.
The grand Jury returned Indictments
against the proprietors of the princi
pal gambling houses of Denver , 17 in
number , and 12 owners of buildings.
Senator James H. Berry of Arkan
sas , while en route to his homo at Ben-
tonvlllo , was seriously Injured at
Newburg Thursday by a fall on the ice.
Harry DoWlndt and his companions ,
who will attempt to reach New York
by traveling overland , started from
Paris Thursday on their way to Ber
The headless body of a man , Identi
fied by a gold watch as that , of Pro
fessor Chandler , a school teacher , was
found beneath a mass of rock at Oak
'Level ' , Ala.
House Adjourns Until ! the Sixth
CANAL BILL A SPECIAL ORDER.
Will Begin Discussion on Measure
Day After Reconvening Hepburn
Submits a Favorable Report BUI
Alms to Concentrate Authority.
Washington , Doc. 20. Before the
houao adjourned yesterday for the
holiday recess a special order was
made for the consideration of the Nic
aragua canal bill , beginning on Tues
day , Jim. 7 , and to continue until the
bill la dlipOHcd of , the order not , how
ever , to Interfere with revenue or ap
propriation bills. The session of the
house was brief , the major portion of
the tlmo bolng occupied by DoAnnond
( Mo , ) In making a pomonal explana
tion regarding reports circulated In his
district concerning his course In the
matter of the extension of the rural
Hepburn ( la. ) made the report of
the committee in favor of the Nica
ragua canal bill. After stating the
terms of the bill , the report Hays In
part : "The purpose of this bill IB to
concentrate authority and responsi
bility for the construction of the great
work In the hands of the president.
It has boon bolloved by your commit
tee that this course would bo a safer
ono to bo pursued In carrying out the
purposes of the bill , Involving the ex
penditure of so largo a sum of money. "
House Measure Is Received.
Washington , Doc. 20. In the ab
sence of Frye ( Mo. ) , president pro
tern , Perkins ( Cal. ) presided over
yesterday's session of the senate.
The bill to temporarily provide reve
nue for the Philippine Islands , which
was passed by the house of represen
tatives Wednesday , was referred to
the committee on Philippines. At 1 p.
m. the senate adjourned until Janj
C , 1902.
CUMMINS NAME'S OFFICIALS.
Governor-Elect Announces Seven of
Dos Molnes , Dec. 20. A. B. Cum
mins , who has been busy the last two
weeks considering the applications for
appointment to positions , yesterday
made announcement of the appointees
to ponltlons In his own ofllro , whlcH
appointments will bo made at the be
ginning of hid term. The list Is as
follows : Pardon secretary , Burgess
W. Garrett , Decatur county ; secretary
to the governor , John Briar , Polk
county ; pardon clerk , Ernest O. Pat
terson , Adalr county ; requisition
clerk , Rufus II. Harvey , Polk county ;
general clerk , A. S. Carper , Polk coun
ty ; stenographer , Isabelle Wilson , Ap-
panoose county ; usher , William Coal-
son , Polk county.
HAS CONFIDENCE IN CONGRESS.
Secretary Wilson Believes Inspection
of Meats Will Be Continued.
Washington , Dec. 20. Secretary
Wilson today expressed confidence
that congress would avert the threat
ened suspension on March 1 of micro
scopical examination of American
meats sent abroad , by making the ap
propriation for continuing that work
In accordance with estimates ho has
submitted. Secretary Wilson says
that In view of the radical effect
the suspension would have on our
market In Germany ho does not bo-
llvo congress will permit any lapse In
inspection work for want of monoy.
Work of Train Wreckers.
Kallspell , Mon. , Dec. 20. The core
ner's Jury rendered the following ver
dict In the cose of Albln W. H. Erlck-
son , who was killed In the wreck at
Essex , Mon. : "That said deceased
came to his death by aa accident to
the Great Northern passenger train
Dec. 15 , at Essex , caused by the re
moval or loosening of certain rail
road spikes or angle bars connected
to said rails at said place by a person
or persons , who , in the opinion of the
Jury , did with malicious Intent try to
do malice to said railway. "
Senator Sewell Sinking.
Camden , N. J. , Dec. 20. Senator
William J. Sowoll's condition is crit-
leal and the members of his family
fear dissolution will ensue soon.
Two physicians are in constant attend
ance. Senator Sewell has been In ill
health for some tlmo. About two years
ago ho broke down from overwork ,
but soon recovered sufficiently to re
sume his many duties. Ho did not
entirely recover his health , however ,
and toward the end of the last session
of congress ho developed a complica
tion of diseases.
Rathbun Trial Begins.
Jcffcrsonvillo , Ind. , Dec. 20. Th
trial of Newell C. Rathbun , charged
with killing Charles Goodman , began
hero yesterday. After the Jury had
boon selected Prosecutor Mayfleld
opened for the stato. lie said it would
be proved that Goodman died of cer
tain deadly poison administered by
Two Killed In Runaway.
Osceola , Nob. , Doc. 20. D. Baroush
and John Llsco , founders and leaders
in the Polish colony five mllcH from
here , wore killed last night In a runaway -
away whllo returning homo from
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