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STORMS IN SOUTU
Ihr Tordoei Etrik Isw Orleans and
EVEN PERSONS ARE REPORTED KILLED
freperty Lou ia City and Vioinity Will
ExoMd Ons Million Dalian.
LAVY RAIN AT JACKSON, MISS.
Unless Downpour Oeaiei Eooa Another
Railway Heap Will Eemlt.
TORNADO PASSES NORTH OF MOBILE
Wire Art Blown Doiti, bat There
la Little Loss of Ll( Onla( to
Sparse Settlement of
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 6.-F1ve ptisans
were killed and ten fatally Injured In to
rtiiy's tornadoes, according to reports which
reached hero lato toclay from the eoirnuy
about New, Orleans. Deaths are reported
by both St. James and West Baton Rouge
perishes. The dnmugt Is ostlmat"i! at over
81. 000,000. ,
' NEW ORLEANS. Ort. 5. Three separate
tornadoes struck New- Orleans and vicinity
today, causing loss of life and great prop
erty damage In sections which ft week ago
today ware more or less devastates! by the
The first tornado was at Pontchatoula.
a"0" fifty miles north of here: the
i" ,n 'w Of16"" an1 the tnlr1 npar
i "i, Miss., about half way between here
and Mobile on the gulf coast.
The tornado at Pontchatoula struck the
southern end of the town about 7 o'clock
In the morning. George Hawes wus killed
,ln his home, which was blown down, and
his wife end four children were badly In
jured. Three negroes were also reported
killed at Pontchatoula.
-rjea-ro FettoUy lajared.
The second tornado appeared In New Or-
leans soon after 8 o'clock, ripping a nar
I row path through five miles of the city's
' residence and bualncss section and doing
1500,000 damage. No lives were lost here,
but one negro was probably fatally Injured
by a freight cor, which overturned upon
; lilm, and hair a hundred other persons were
.St,"!, eleven of whem were taken to hos-
.' The third tornndo passed seven miles
northwent of- Blloxl, Miss., where It ovr
turned an engine and three cars belonging
to the Oantsler Lumber company, Mlghtly
Injuring the engineer and fireman. Im
mense trees, which withstood last . Thurs
day's hurricane, were uprooted In this ae--
V The fact that todav's tornadoes followed
So closely laat week's catastrophe was re
aponsible for reports immediately following
the storms that about twenty Uvea had
been lost In the city and surrounding conn-try-
Half Million Da ma ares.
"A tornado, passing through ' live
miles of the residence and fac
tory section of New Orleans today.
Injured at least a score of persons and did
fully 1600,000 damage. Half an hour after
the tornado had left the rity, traveling
In a northerly direction, a telegram from
Ilammond, La., fifty miles north of here,
aald that four persona had been killed in
(a tornado at Pontchatoula, a nearby town.
Great property damage at Pontchatoula
was also reported.
A report was brought in from the
neighborhood of Lake Pontchartrain, out
aide the city limits, that Uvea bad been
lost there. .Later the death of a man
named Howes waa reported at the lake,
but these reports lacked confirmation. Al
though several deaths were reported In
New Orleana Immediately after tne storm,
Investigation showed that probably not a
life waa lost there. Many of the Injuries
occurred near Robert street and the river
front, where the Columbia oil mill and
the Jefferson saw mill were badly dam
aged. A woman and child were Injured by
the blowing down of a house at First and
Magnolia atreeta. and a negro In Douglas
parish waa reported to have been picked
up bodily by tha wind and carried several
fret, being badly bruised.
la Resldeaeo District.
The tornado entered the city near Audu
bon park, having crossed the Mississippi
river front the farming country opposite
that point.. The wind, waa accompanied by
a low hanging cloud and a heavy rumble.
It traveled northwest until It reached the
fine residence part of the city at St.
Charles and Napoleon avenues.- Here the
damage waa the lightest done In any part
of the tornado's course. From St. Charles
the wind proceeded straight ahead to
Marlngo and Cardelonlet streets, where It
veered sharply to the northward, and in
this direetlou paased out of the city.
Tha path of the tornado through the city
waa from thirty to fifty feet wide. This
narrow tone was strewn with bricks from
demolished chimneys, detached boards, up
rooted trees, fallen telegraph poles and an
i i occasional ruoi. it was me laeung oi inese
I objects which caused most of the injuries.
A peculiar iraiure oi me aisiuruance in
tha city waa the fact that few person!
f I within half a mile of the tornado's path
ilk knew there had been a storm and the local
" I'nlted State weather bureau received the
tiret intimation of the storm from a news-
V 1 V nunei- reporter. ,
1 4 nl.t.k.. I-
- v .
f 'Foreoaster I. M. Kline said the tornado
Vtfl JruLWU,f w iv. m. ui.iiiiwiii-c.
Buildings unroofed Included the St. Eli
sabeth convent on Napoleon avenue, the
1 New Orleans Furniture company at the foot
of B '.! tie street, the Jal Alal Roller
Basting rink and the gas works at the cor
ner ot Pydras and Magnolia streets. At
the work a stand pipe was blown
Other buildings damaged Included 'the
- tt. Stephen's church (Roman Catholic), a
market house la process of construction
at Toledano and Saratoga streets and the
-..two mills previously mentioned.' About
I twenty-five small houses .and cabins were
either rendered unsafe or blown down com
pletely. Tor aado Sear Mobile. .
MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 6 At 11:10 o'clock Ihiu
morulng a tornado paased. Bear KushU. a
station on the Mobile A Ohio railroad about
twelve miles north of Mobile, Ne Iohs of
life baV ben reported and owing to the
tlilnty populate-! country it la hardly prob
nl.' that thr a III be any. The tornado
1 dWlun ef irri pw uu iruev mum
" iiyrti'i Tim Western L'nlon
I Y'vrm-i' K1 U Vlrea along
J Louisville V Naahville,
frn inroea. ' " utj m ; u i-
taneoual. aiabUo fall ao effect of the
ITALIAN WOMEN IN A RIOT
Attack School I nder Impression that
Children Wtrr Being Killed
NEW YORK, Oct. G.-Believlng thai i?,
"inuMer doctors." as thev cnll the
vi i-i "til in pnyvicianp, wrrp ruu
....uv.V W , 1 1 T 1 1 V 11 1 1 U 1 'II III yj
In the Williamsburg section 'fV.y lyn.
1 Lrw , 1 1 r
stormed the school Imlldi' mad f
fort to reach the llttlu r sy. Hi for
the riot had lieen quell, eveinl pollen-
men had been seriously Snjurnl by 'he !
Infuriated women and one of the rioters
bad been arrested.
For several daya physicians of th- Ronrd
of Health have been examining the eye
and throats of thn pupils. A contagious
aitsctlon of the eyes had epr ad from tne j
homes of the Italians In the vicinity oi i-non pacific and Burlington railroad
the school and the doctors were directed K11,ust ccunty treasurers having relation
to make an Investigation to 1-nrn thecnuv J to lhe coliec,on of ,RIeB ag;tlnal the rail
and to exterminate the disease. Many "f ,0Hds In the counties whicli have been
the pupils, upon going to their honie,
told their parents that the "murder doc
tors" wanted to cut thlr throats, and
frenzy, that does not listen to reason,
spread among the mothers of the pupil.".
Today they decided to make an Investi
gation In a body and marched to the school
building, l.ono strong. Tenchrs, who were
warned of the approach, locked the doors
of the building and Kent a call for asslnt
ance to a nearby police station. Pefore
the pollca had arrived the women niHhpd
toward the entrance of the school build
ln and. finding the way barred against
them, made Trantlc und determined efforts j
to bailer down the door. One panel had
j been mr.uRhed when the. vanguard of the
police squadron appeared uion the scene
and sought to put a sudden end to the
trouble. The women turned upon the po
licemen, tore their clothes,' scratched their
faces and put them to rout before a (fi t a II
of llften more officers reached the scene.
When the reinforcements came nearly one
hour was required to drive the rioters from
When the woman who was arrested was
arraigned in police court and asked by the
magistrate to account for. her conduct she
"What would you do If you knew' the
'murder doctors' were cutting the throats of
your children? 1 will not let them kill my
Several serious riots of a similar nature
to that one of today have occurred in va
rious parts of the city. .
In every ItiHtnnce ,the trouble has oc
curred In districts Inhabited almost exclu
sively by Italians and Hebrews.
As a result of the liitexl trouble It wan
announced that the examination by the
health officers In the public schools will be
Three other schools In the same district
were stormed by women who had wrought
themselves Into frenxy on hearing of
uw so-caiicu "murder doctors." In one
i case It was found Impossible to quiet tho
rloters and the pupils were dismissed.
COTTON MARKET IS BOOMING
dtoria Reports Srnd the Price
Fatores High on Three
NEW YORK, Oct. 4. The cotton market,
had a very strong and exelted advance at
the opening today, with the spring months
selling above 11 cents and the general list
about 40 points, or t2 a bale ovur the clos
ing llgurcs of the previous day, on stop
loss covering and tremendous buying by
the south, local and Liverpool bulls. Re
ports of further storms in the south and
a prediction of a squcese amoag dealers
short of actual cotton for October delivery
weie the factors in the advance. October
sold at 10.88 cents, or 218 points above the
recent low level. Bhorts appeared to be
panic-stricken in all markets and Decem
ber contracts In New Orleans sold 77 points
over the close of last night.
In the laat few mlnutea there wus heavy
realising and the market closed fairly
steady at a net advance of .IVotS points.
The sales were estimated at 75n,o hales.
LIVERPOOL, Oct. S.-Buslness on the
Cotton exchange here was very heavy to
day.' The January and February option led
an upward movement. Influenced by large
buying orders believed to be for American
account. Futurea opened 14 to 111 pom l
higher and advanced slowly until the New 1
York opening waa received; then the mar
ket became strong, prices advancing rapidly.
At 4 o'clock values were 3 to 32 points over
yesterday's closing, with the market
Puring the last hair hour of the session
the market eased off on' realizing and
weaker New York and New Orleans ad
vices. Trading continued active and ex
cited up to the close, which waa feveriah
and unsettled. October gained 81 points
and the rest of the options 27i to 30
points during the day.' Spot cotton prices
wore advauced 16 to 18 points.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. (.The cotton
market advanced sharply upon news of the
tornado in tbla city. December, which
closed yesterday at 11.01 cents, went to
11.24 cents, while January rose from 10.20
centa to the same price. Later December
feU to 10.92 centa and January to 11.02 centa.
HUGHES OPENS CAMPAIGN
Great Maes Meeting of Xrver York
Repeblloaas Held la Car
NEW YORK, Oct. t. The republican
state campaign waa formally opened In
thia city tonight with a ratification meeting
Hint attracted a greater crowd than could
be a'ceommodated In Carnegie hul. Hun
dreds or persons gathered In the adjacent
streets to greet the candidates as they
arrived and to give them a noisy sendufT
as they left.
Charles A. Hughes," tha gubernatorial
caudldate, made the principal speech and
the usual campaign enthusiasm waa given
expression In. an outburst of music, cheers
and ahouts ot personal compliment, accom
neinled with the waving of banners and
bats. Several matters touched upon In his
letter of acceptance were elaborated by Mr.
Hughes and he again emphasised that the
question before the voters Is one of good
citizenship rather than of politics.
Lieutenant Governor M. Linn Bruce and
Attorney General Julius M. Mayer, both
candidates for re-election, were among the
Preceding tonight's session Mr. Hughes
addressed at Earl hall a number of Colum
bia university students, who later this aft
ernoon formed a college republican club.
Lieutenant Governor Bruce, in the course
if an address at this meeting, aald:
"If the forces arrayed ugalnst us can
carry this great empire slate, the educe
tlonal, nnaiicial and manufacturing center
of the country, it will light a fire which
will aweep from Maine to CaUfurni.i."
Hitchcock on Daty.
WASHINGTON, Oct. (.-Secretary Hitch
cock nas returned to Washington from bis
summer vacation at Monaunock, N. H.
N TU ARl.lt TAX CASES !
Attorney General Confident of Secnnne a
taToraoie vtra.et lor state.
rlUMBER OF OTHZR CASES ON THE DOCKET
Uuarterninster's Department Receives
Advices of the Starting of Wftfm
Troops to Newport Hews for
Service la Cobu.
I it-loin a Staff Correspondent.)
WAbHi.GTON. Oct. . (Special Tele
gram.) Attorney General Noma Brown ar
rived In V ashmgton unlay to represent the
Mate of Nebrisxa and the treasurers of the
KVeraj counties In suits brought by tne
made parlies to these suits. Mr. Brown
will tile his brief as attorney for the sev
eral county treasurers preparatory to the
hearing of the cases, which have been set
by special order of the supreme court for
Tuesday, October . Attorney Clmrles J.
Green, representing the Burlington system.
Is expected to arrive In Washington to
morrow and will file his brief at the same
time as Attorney General Brown. John N.
Baldwin, general counsel of the I'nlon Pa
cific, if expected to arrive In Washington
on Monday to participate In the argument
of these cases, In which the entire stole
cf Nebraska la vitally Interested. It was
staled tonight that It was the Intention
of both Mr. Green and Mr. Baldwin to
ask for a continuance of the cases on the
ground that there will be but eight Jus
tlcts sitting, the president not having se
lected a successor to Justice Brown.
Attorney General Brown Is optimistic of
the result before the supreme court and
stated in the clerk's office today that he
would be willing to give the railroad com
panies three of the eight justices' out
right and then bent the railroad companies
to a standstill.
Speaking politically of the situation in
Nebraska. Mr. Brown said conditions were
wholly favorable to the election of the en
tire republican ticket and a republican leg
lulnture. fanes front elraska.
The docket of tho supreme court of the
United States, which begins the October
term next Monday, shows the following
cases from Nebraska, docketed for argu
ment during the coming term: Nicholas
V. Halter et al. against the state of Ne
braska; William B. McIIugh appeals for
plaintiff In error and Attorney General
Norris Brown for the state; James Coffey,
plaintiff In error, against the county of
Harlan, C. C. Flansburg appearing for
the plaintiff In error and J. W. Deweese
for Harlan county; Chicago, Burlington
ft Qul-ncy railway against F. C. Babcock,
treasurer; Union Pacific railroad, appel
lant, against Robert O. Fink, treasurer;
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad
against A. F. Carlson, treasurer, and
Union Pacific railroad agalnbt Robert O.
Ftnk, treasurer. These are the caea
which are under special order for argu
ment on Tuesday next. In one of the
Union Pacific cases, J. N. Baldwin ia. In
dicated as attorney while in the . other
I'nlon Pacific case the', name of Maxwell
Everts appears. . Green 4 Breckenrldge
are attorneys In the Chicago, Burllngtoti
& Quincy cases, Mr. Green appearing for
that company. Attorney General Norris
Brown appears for the treasurers and on
behalf of tlie state of Nebraska.
Other cases on tho docket are Charles
K. Yates and others against Jones' Na
tional bank; same against Utlca bank;
same against Thomas Barley, and same
against Bank of Staplehurat. J. W.
Dewcewe nnd Hal lock F. Roae are counsel
for Mr. Yates. Hiram T. Chapman,
plaintiff in error, against Elliott Chap
man. The Northern Assurance company
of London, plaintiff In error, against
Grandvlew Building association is a case
which waa act for trial at the last term
of court, but which waa not reached.
Mr. Breckenrldge of Omaha appears
for tho insurance company. The city of
Omaha and other appellants against the
Omaha Water company is also set for
argument, John L Webster ppearing for
Confirmation of Drowning.
Confirmation of the drowning of Quar
termaster Sergeant Morris G. Oberfelder
nnd private, Roy A. Jordan, both of the
Twenty-second company coast artillery,
was received today from the commanding
officer at Fort Baranacas, Fla., during the
recent Jjurrkane and equinoctial storm
off the Mouth Atlantic coast. The bodies
have not been recovered. The nearest
relative of Jordan Is given aa Mrs. PhllH
Hps, a slater residing at Scotia, Neb.
Troops Knroate for (aba.'
According .to advices received today by
the quartermaster general two battailous,
eight companies of the Eleventh infantry
with headquarters and band, left Fort D.
A. Russell, Wyo., today. Two squadrons
of the Eleventh cavalry, headquarters and
band, stationed at Fort Des Moines Li
onel Thomas commanding, also were
scheduled to leave today for the rendez
vous at Newport News.
The following transports left New York
for Newport News to convey the troops
to Cuba: Monterey, Niagara, Seneca,
Antllla and Admiral Schley.
Mrs. Elmer J. Burkett and children have
arrived in Washington for the winter, the
children resuming their achool duties yes
terday. YOUNG MEN DROP TO DEATH
Cleveland Clerks Fight In Fourth
Story of Railroad Building and
Fall from Window.
CLEVELAND, O.. Oct. S. Clutched in
each others' arms two young men fell
from the fourth story of a Lake Shore
railroad office building and were hurled
to their death on the pavement below, at
S o'clock this evening.
The dead men are I. V. Bunts, aged 80,
and Harry Wilfred, aged IT years, both
of whom were clerks in the office of sup
erintendent of motive power of the Lake
Shore railroad. Bunts was killed In
stantly and Wilfred died in an ambulance
while being conveyed to a hospital.
The young men bad had some trouble
previously and a renewal of this late this
arternoon led to aa altercation between
them. It was aa a result of this that
they fell from the window, which waa
open directly In front of them.
During their flight through the air
neither relaxed his death-like grasp and
each held to the other till their bodlca
struck the pavement.
Settling Fisheries question.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 8.-It was an
nounced at the 8tale department today
that a modus Vivendi had tx-.-n reached
with the Brittsh government nlative to
the Newfoundland fisheries that will. It Is
believed, be satisfactory to the Clouetster
hearst and mxarren at outs
Democratic I'andlflate for ;oernor
'' of ew York Denounces Leader
CHATHAM, N. Y., Oct. 5,-WlIllom R.
Hearst, democratic and Independence
l-ague candidate for governor, bad his at
tention directed toiiay to a published state
ment by P. 11. M'-Carren. democratic or
ganization leader of Brooklyn, that If Mr.
Hearst per-rtsts In having Independence
league candidates nominated In Klng'e
county there will he a plinality of ,:VQ
against him In Brooklyn.
"The question of whether Brooklyn goes
TS.OiiO one. way or the other is for the citi
zens of Brooklyn to decide and not for
Mr. McCarren to decide," raid Mr. Hearst.
"I have the utmost consideration for the
wlyhe of the citizens of Brooklyn and
none whatever for the wt.xhe of Mr. Mc
Carren. In placing an Independent ticket
In the field In Brooklyn we are dong what
we believe to be for the best lute-rests of
the citizens of Brooklyn. Mr. McCarren.
by calling himself a democrat, does not
make himself a democrat. If he should
ce.ll himself an honest man it would not
make him an honest man. If be should
call his ticket a good ticket It would not
make It a good ticket.' As a matter of
actual fact, the McCarren ticket U notori
ously unfit and should not oommand the
support of honest democrats or honest In
"I am a democrat, but a Jefferson demo
crat, not a corporation' democrat, and I
cannot allow a hired agent of the corpora
tions, like McCarren, to define my democ
racy or dictate unworthy candidates for
me to support."
NEW YORK. Oct. 6. Mr. McCarren sld
he had no reply to make to Mr. Hearst's
statement. Asked regarding his commut
ation yesterday with Mr. Hearst, he said:
"1 have sent no letter to Mr. Heatrt,
but I did send a messenger to him yester
day with Instruction to Inform him of the
probable reeult In Kings county If he should
oppose the democratic judiciary ticket In
the Second Judicial district. I believe that
I did suggest that the county would give
Hughes about 75,pno majority In the event
of his bolting the democratic ticket. I did
not tell him to uso the words "you do
this at your peril," I made no thrents.
hut merely Miutefl a few facts which L
though might Interest Mr. Hearst.
"There is nothing that I can say to tho
reported statement of Mr. Hearst concern
ing his threat to put a third judiciary
ticket in the field In Kings and the other
counties comprising the second Judiciary
"As to the probability of the general
committee voting to leave Hearst's name
off the head of the ticket the committee
will have to decide that."
The senator was asked: "Will the com
mittee have precedents for leaving off the
name of the head of the state ticket?"
He replied: "My answer to that la that
there Is no precedent for the head of the
ticket bolting the party."
ANOTHER GREAT EARTHQUAKE
seismograph nt Washington Rccorde
. Disturbance October 1 Lasting -for
Over Ttvo Hoars.
WASHINGTON, The " weather
bureau today issued a bulletin announcing
that the bureau'a selsmographe recorded
"another great earthquake" beginning at
8:05 p. m. October 1, but that the earth
quake probably was not disastrous. The
official bulletin follows:
The seismographs at the weather bureau
recorded another earthquake beginning
about nine hours, five mlnutea p. m.,
seventy-live meridian time, October 1. The
distinctive features of the record consist
In the long duration of the earthquake and
especially the long duration of the rela
tively strong motion. The amplitude of the
strong motion, as recorded at Washington
was only about 0.8 of a millimeter, wnic.h
In much less than In the case of either
tha San Francisco or the Valparaiso
earthquakes. The record Indicates, how
ever, that the disturbance was at a
great distance from Washington. In fact
almost at the Antipodes or within an
indefinite region In the Indian ocean west
erly from Australia. Some of the charac
teristics of the record are doubtless ex
plained when we consider that great earth
quake waves radiating In all directions
from a distant origin, as In the present
case could arrive at Washington by many
different paths over and through the crust
of the earth and at slightly different times,
pending upon corresponding differences in
the lengths of the respective paths. The
effect ol a partial superposition or wave
motion thus produced would tend to pro
long the duration or the disturbance as re
corded at Washington.
There Is every evidence from the records
that this is another great earthquake. It
would seem unlikely tnat It was especially
disastrous In view of its probable location
In the bed or the Indian ocean. It might,
however, have been accompanied by strong
Advices have Just been received from tho
Ixindon Dally Mall thut a great earthquake
has Just been recorded on the seismographs
at Perth and Sydney, Australia, which are
not far distant from the estimated origin
aa deduced from the Washington observa
tion. WILLIS L. MOORE.
Chief Weather Bureau.
BAY STATE REPUBLICANS MEET
Former Governor Botes Presides nt
Convention Sow Naming Can
didates for Office.
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 8. Ex-Governor
Johu L. Bates was chosen chairman ot
the republican state convention, which met
here today for the nomination of candi
dates to be voted for at the Novembei
An incident of the work of organlzatlot
was a demonstration given Attorney Gen
eral Moody when he arose to move the ap
pointment of the committee on resolutions.
The platform reported by this committee
praises the work of Governor Guild, Presl-
j dent Rooseve.it and Secretary Root on the
completion of his mission to South America,
The resolutions further declare adherence
to the policy of protection, the tariff to be
revised when the Interests of the country
require it and urge that representation in
congress be reduced (n statea where there
ia a suppression of the vote. The "rule of
the mob and atrocious crime which fre
quently provokes it," are condemned. The
resolutions express sympathy with the
Jews ta Poland and Russia and commend
"the efforts or President Roosevelt to de
vise a Just and effective' method ror build
ing up a strong merchant marine." Oppo
sition la expressed to the ownership or the
railroads by state or national governments.
The convention by acclamation renorni-
1 n"ta ,h following state officers:
Governor Curtis Guild, Jr.
lieutenant Governor Eben S. Draper.
Secretary or Stale William M. Otln.
Auditor Henry K. Turner.
Treasurer and Receiver General Arthur
Attorney General Dana Malone.
Penny Postage FnvoTed.
MILAN. Italy, Oct. 5. The InternjtluiuU
congreM or the chambers eir commerce. In
tension, here today, voted nearly unani
mously In favor or universal peuny pott
age, after an address by John Heonlker
Heatou. M. P., who carried the Imperial
penny postage scheme through, the British
House of Common la IMS. ,
i . . t
TWENTY-NINE BODIES FOUND
Nunber of Victim of Pocahontas Explo
sion Will Frobably Beach EeTtnty.
EXACT NUMBER OF MISSING UNDETERMINED
One Hnndred Miners, Besides Drivers.
Trackmen and Trappers tsaally
at Work In Wrecked
BLUEFIELPS, W. Vs., Oct. .-Twent-nine
bodies have been recovered from the
est fork of the Pocahontas Colllerlts
company mine at Pocahontas. Va.. and a
conservative estimate tonight placra the
total number of dead at seventy.
The rescuing party reached the scene of
the explosion, but the Immense amount of
debris and wreckage has hampered the
eearch for bodies. There is no evidence
thus far of fire.
There Is nothing authentic to be learned
from any source as to the actual number
of men who perished In the disss' er. Us
ually there are about loo miners In the sec
tion affected by the explosion, exclusive
of the drivers, trappers, prop setters and
trackmen. The only way to tell how many
are missing would be to make a complete
census of the company's employes, but the
excitement Is art Intense that this cannot
be done. On the streets of Posaliontas,
on the railroad and wherever men congre
gate there are estimates made, but they
van-. U Is said tonight that It will take
ten days to clear the mine of wreckage
The mos fortunate feature of the ca
tastrophe Is the fact that the mine did
not take fire.
Twenty-Mne Bodlca Fonnd.
The mine is equipped with every facility
known to modern mining for the surety or
Its employes. Four bodies were recovered
up to Thursday evening. During Thurs lay
night eleven were brought out. This morn
ing at 7:15 seven bodies were brought out,
making a total or twenty-two. About noon
a reller party reportea mat seven more nun
been round and were being brought out.
Pocahontas Is plunged into gloom. Score
of relatives and friends are watching to-
night by the side of dead loved ones. Half
a score of men were put to work this morn- j
Ing digging graves In the same cemetery
and close to the spot where In 1904 over 0
who had perished In a similar explosion
At' the improvised morgue. Hungarians,
Italians and negroes thronged to Identify
the dead and as rast as this was done I
the bodies were placed In coffins and re
moved to their homes. Enormous crowds
gathered here from all over the vast coal
field and all the saloons of the little town
were closed. This prevented any trouble.
The mine tonight Is reported Tree rrom
gases and safe ror the reller parties to
work in. There is considerable debris and
wreckage. Ine one entry seven loaded coal
cars bad been overturned.
Fifteen Miners Entombed.
DENVER, Oct. 6. According to a special
to the News, fifteen men are believed to
have been entombed In the Dutchman mine
at Bleesburg, New Mexico, early this morn
ing by an explosion which wrecked the
walls and roof of the tunnel in which they
were working. However, only six men are
positively known to have been In the tun
nel at the time or the explosion, but the
URual night shift numbers fifteen and none
of them have been located outside of thn
Rescuing parties have taken out four j
dead bodies, one of which has been Men- '
titled as Jans Janlskl, a single man, to years i
old. All but one of tho night shift were
Austrlans, the exception being on Ameri
can. Fire dump has settled In the tun
nel, making rescue In the tunnel difficult.
It is not thought that any of the en
tombed men can live with this condition
prevailing. As yet no fire has been re
ported. The mine Is owned and operated
by the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain and Pa
cific company and Is well equipped with
all modern electrical appliances. The caus
of the explosion Is not known.
FOREIGN TRADE OF CUBA
Island Sella More Than It Buys, M"ost
Business Being with
WASHINGTON. D. C. Oct. B.-The
bureau or statistics or the Department or
Commerce and Labor today Issued a bulle
tin on the foreign commerce of Cuba show
ing that it aggregates over 8200,000,000 per
annum, the actual ngurea oeing given aa
Imports, 895.000,000; exports, 8110.000,0(0. Or
the Imports 45 per cent were In 1905, drawn
rrom the United States, and of the exports
86 per cent were sent to the United Statea.
It Is stated that there has been a steady
gain In the share of the Imports drawn
rrom thla country, while the share of ex
ports sent to the United States In 1906 was
88 per cent. i
Of the exports, sugar alone amounted to
868,000,000; tobscjo, crude and manufac
tured. 127,000,000, and fruits about S3,fti0,n0.
Of this Imports, cotton manufacturers,
were, in round terms, 89,004.000; breadstuffs,
Including rice, 89,000,000; cattle, horses and
mules, 87.000,000; meats. 87.000.000; machin
ery, $8,000,000; manufactures of Iron and
steel not classed as machinery about
84.000.000; leather and manufactures thereof,
83,500.000; wines, malt liquors and spirits
and other beverages, about 83,000,000; man
ufactures of fibers, $3,000,000; vegetables,
nearly I2.D00.O0O; wood and manufactures
thereof, tSOOO.OuO: oils and fats ror indus
trial purposes, 81.50O.0n5; dairy prrdurts. a
little less than 81.6cO.0O0; fish, SI.JSOOO; ra
per and manuractures thereor. 81,00(:;
wool and manuractures thereof, 81,000,000.
and glass and glassware, a little less than
Of the exports nearly all of the sugar
and a large proportion or the fruits are
sent to the United States, and the expo ts
of tobacco are divided between the United
States and Europe, and as a result fS per
cent of the total exports go to the United
STATE LINE IN . QUESTION
Governor Folk Wrltea to Governor
Horh Regarding Statas of
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Oct. (.Gov
ernor Folk has written a letter to Gov
ernor Hoch of Kansas opening a question
Involving tha boundary line between Mis
souri and Kansas and the consequent con
trol over an Island In the Missouri river on
which there ia a big gambling resort. Gov
ernor Folk asserts that if the Island Is
within the limits ot Missouri measures
will be taken to stop the gambllug at once
The island, which contains about 400
acres, lies betweeu Clay county, Missouri,
and Wyandotte county, Kansas, and waa
formed by the divergence or the river
about fifteen years ago. Neither Missouri
aor Kansaa bag catered claim to the Island.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and
Warmer aarday. sandnr Fair.
I eere Morn Knerpi Over onth.
Brown Ready to Argac Tn Cose.
TneiUj.Mne Dead from Mine.
Sew King of tnlvern Crowned.
9 Onwnlnsi of the ew King.
A Sews from All Ports of Nebraska.
4 Fatal Explosion In m Rnbveay.
II Crowning of rn King and Qneen.
Affairs nt south Omaha.
M Inrrenee In talne of Forms.
11 Danish f'nnreh orlctr Convention.
Yclscr (.ranted a Concession.
12 "porting Events of the Day
1.1 Financial nnd Commercial Mews.
IS Council Bluffs and low News.
Temperature nt Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. Dee;. Hour. Dcg.
R a. ra 4. 1 p. m Oil
a. m 44 X p. ni eW
T a. tu 44 a p. m 01
a. m 4S 4 p. m MO
. m 4(1 II p. nt
HI i. in .4 et p. m A.l
11 m tvj r p. nt SO
l'i m BR p. tn K5
O p. nt ..... . &4
VERDICT IN KIMMEL CASE
Jury Decides that Arkansas Banker
Is Dead and New Y'ork Life
Must Pay Policy.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Oct. 6.-In the United
States circuit court a verdict was ren
dered this afternoon hy t he Jury In the
case of George C. Rankin, receiver for!
the Flrt National bank of Niles. Mich., !
against the Ne w York Life Insurance com- ;
pany to recover $7.73t Insurance op the life
of George A. Klmmel. former president ,
of the Farmers' Slate bank of Arkansas
City. KaK., who niyterlounly disappeared
In 1S&S, finding in favor of the plaintiff.
Interest was also awarded, making the to
tal amount $.s,91S.5o. The jury was out all
dur. At noon It reported a disagreement.
um judge t-inxeinnnrg Instructed rurther
consideration before finally reporting.
The suit was Instituted to legally decide
whether Klmmel Is dead or Is an inmate
of the Matteawun asylum for the criminal ,
Insane In New York. On March 15, 1S08, '
Klmmel took out an Insurance policy on I
his life, to be payable on his death to his
sister, who Is now Mrs. Edna K. Bonslett j
of 693 Sixty-fifth street. Chicago. Klmmel j
mysteriously dlsapeared several months
inter, i ne isew l ork Life Insurance com- i
pany declined to pay the amount of the
pulley until Kimmel's death was proved.
Receiver Rankin, to whom the policy
was transferred on a loan, filed suit al
leging that Klmmel had died August 1,
18:, and that Kimmel's sister had fur
nished the Insurance company with proof
of his death.
WANT SMALLER POSTAL NOTE
Postmasters Will Ask, Congress to
Provide for Bending Sums
Under One Dollar.
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 6. The annual conven
tion of the postmasters of offices of the
first class, which has been In session since
Wednesday at the Jefferson hotel, came to
an end today with tho election of the
E. R. Munfurt, Cincinnati, president: J.
: L. Wulte. Burlington, Ia., vice president;
: V A L'r.n, 1.. . T 1 1 J . . 1
p,".e!,,if,n, ; Henry Hlum. jr.. Savannah. Oa
third vice president; Paul J. Sours, Denver,
pi., fourth vice president, and General
Thomas B. Lawler. Rockford. III., treasurer
In behalf of Postmaster W. A. Flsk of
San Francisco, Guy T. Gould thanked the
postmasters for their aslsstancn rendered
during the calamity which befell that city.
The convention adopted a resolution ask
ing thHt the department take some steps
toward securing the passage of a hill to
aceuro a postal note sums under 81.
The next meeting of the association will
be held at Erie, Pa., In October, 1107.
ENGINEER BLAMED FOR WRECK
Boston A Maine President Snya
Engineer Was Running Too
Fnst for Position.
BOSTON, Oct. 8. In an official announce
ment regarding the wreck at Lansingburgh.
N. Y.. President Lucius Tuttlo of the Bos
ton & Maine railroad said today:
The engineer's record In the company's
, ,nn, lmih a, llrenilin and engineer made
him competent to perform liny of the duties
Incident to his position. The conductor of
the extra had been in the company's serv
ice for years and his record for competency
and ability are unquestioned. From facts
thus far ascertained It would appear thut
the extra train was signalled at a distance
much more than sufficient to enable it to
stop a safe distance away from the rear or
IN o. o. mere aiao appears 10 oe ample evi
dence that the engineer of the extra saw
the signal and flagman and answered it in
the customary manner hy two blasts of the
whistle nearly a hair mile away, but
whether he was running at too high a rate
or speed consistent with his knowledge that
ne was noi tar oeninu io. o, or upitt tne
down grade at that point, his train got be
yond control, is not possible or determina
tion. DEATH RECORD.
Mrs. W. A. Wllken.
ATLANTIC, Ia., Oct. 6. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. W. A. Wllken, one of tho
best known and most respected women
of thla city, died last night after an Ill
ness of but three days. Funeral services
will be held Sunday at 2:30 at the late
gale of Fine Hogs.
MITCHELL, 8. D., Oct. 5. (Special)
The South Dakota Swine Breeders' associa
tion has annourced a sain of pure bred
hogs to take place In this city on Wednes
day, October 17. The sale will be held
in the stock pavlllion of the aCttle Breed
ers' association. The catalogue embraces
hogs from the best herds In the state and
the opportunity win be a good one for
breeders to pick up some firet-cluss ani
mals. Profit In Corn Pnlace.
MITCHELL. 8. D.. Oct. 6.-t8peclal.)-The
executive committee of Mitchell's corn
palace have paid up nearly all the bills
for ths show of last week, and find a
satisfactory balance on the right side of
the cash accounts. With all bills practic
ally paid the palace was a grand financial
success and 85.0U) will be cleared up as
the result of the six days' entertainment.
Sew Forest Keserve.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Oct. S.-The sec
retary of the Interior has withdrawn from
entry all the public land within an are
of SnO.OOO acres In the Ban Diego land dis
trict lo California to be Incorporated In the
proosed San Diego forest reserve.
Bermndan Vessel An round.
NEW YORK. Oct. 5.-The steamship Ber
mud Km. fruui Bermuda, Is aground In
Buttermilk channel. JNcw York, avaxbea.
MONARCH ON THRONE
Kif Ak-c"ar-Fe XII, with Consort
Queen, Crowned Ruler of Quiveri.
OLD COLISEUM RINGS WITH ROYALTY
Sublime Climax of Moat Auspioious
Festival Oibola Ivor Caw.
WITNESSED BY VAST NUMBER OF PATRIOTS
Court is Brilliant with Its Floral Cecora
tions and heal Display.
CORONATION BALL TYPtCAL OF KINGDOM
Qalvcra'a Brave Sons and Fair
Daaghtcra Crown Miss Maraaret
Wood Queen and Gould
Royal House of ' Ak-ur-Ben.
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With the multitudes voicing promises of
fealty to his royal house, King Ak-Sar-Heu
XII nnd his beautiful queen received ill
Insignia of pnr last night with a jonii,
and ceremony that nmdo a fitting cloeej tc
the festival week. The coronation rltet
wero carried out with the Impresxlvenca;
of the regal function and the benuiy thn'
tints spread by nature's own hand in the
beloved land of Qulveru can give. The cor
onation hall, converted inti n tx.Wtr of,
lovellneSH by the lihaii um of Mondamln'a
favorite colors, was graced still further by
the presence of the womanly beauty of the
The mighty monun-h of Qulveru needed
no other evidence of the loynlty of hU
Muhlert than waa then him whin ihey
Hocked by the thousunds to his coronation
hall tn witness the solemnities attending
hin assumption of power. If more were
wnnieel It came In good measure when the
applause burst forth spontaneously as the
glittering crown was placed on tho royal
brow. Then the latent love or his people
mao;P itself audible In the clapping of hand
and shouts of Joy.
The demonstration waa renewed twice,
once when the crown was placed on tho ,
head of his lovely queen, and again when
with due pomp and ceremony, thn key to
the capital city of his realm was placed
like a scepter In his hand by James of
the house of Dahlmnn, lo-d high mayor ot
the city. Then again did the people voloe
Coliseum a Fairyland.
The old Coliseum had been transformed
by the de fingers of Gus Renae and his
helpers Into u fairyland of wonder oud
beauty. Flower, bunting. anil greens were
seen everywhere and through all Bubduenl
green lights sortened the glare of hundreds
of Incandescent bulbs.
Red, yellow and green bunting waa draped
gracefully about the hall. In the curved
arches above the pillars it waa arranged
In fan design and beneath with a curtain
effect. A coating of southern smilax cov
ered tho pillars and through the flowers
glowed green lights, adding much to thu
effect. Hanging baskets of greens, trailing
vines and plants swung between tho pillars
with festoons or plumosus connecting them.
As a central feature of the decorations
were rour large baskets hung rrom the
ceiling at equal distances apnrt, and filled
with rare plants and foliage, with incandes
cent lights shining between tho green
leaves. A daxzllng effect on the cntlrn
decorations was given by hundreds of
bright lights in nrcbes high overhead and
In circlets of colored bulbs around the pll
lurs. The Throne.
The throne wus placed high at the rear of
the stugc, tho regal effect being Increased
by the rich draperies und beautiful carpet
around it. The duis and stairway over
which the royal couple ascended to the
throne were carpeted with designs fit for
the royal feet to tread upon. At tho back
was a pretty landscape which added to the
beauty of the surroundings. Tho sides were
draped and banked with cushions and
fringed with fresh green palms. The front
of the stage -was banked with palma,
through which a myriad or lights sparkled.
A linished effect wus given the- stuge by
thick lattice work overhead, and two stat
ues at the head of the stairway held aloft
two lifTge lamps, flooding that part of tho
room with light.
On an elevated platform at the other end
of the hall the Royal Hawaiian hand and
Dlmkk's orchestra, screened behind palms
and ferns, filled the hall with harmony.
From this part of the hall tho trumpeters
heralded thu coming of the royal person
ages. Behind and above them hung deco
rations done in the colors of the realm.
A blast from the trumpeters at t) o'clock
announced the entrance of luO of thu
knights or the court. In handsome uni
forms they entered the hall, led by Sir
Knights F. J. Ellison, J. P. Kcpplcr, D. H.
Beck audi O. A. Gsantner, coming in from
etther side or the duis. In regular cadonce
they executed numerous military figures
about the hall In fours, eights and slxttens.
Then they formed a hollow square and In
that formation awaited the entrance of hl
Behold the King!
The king's salute, executed by the
trumpetirs, unncunced the auspicious com
ing of King Ak-Sur-Uen XII. His majesty,
supported by a bishop un cither side in thu
persons of Joseph lialdrige and Charles E.
Clapp, swept Into the room, followed by
the train bearers, Musters Philip Chase and
Charles Hall. In front of the royal pro
cession was the crown bearer, Master Dletz
NeUon, bearing the royal emblem on a
cushion. He was garbed In a suit ot whito
Then came the governors or Ak-Bar-Ben.
dressed in suits of white and marching In
pairs, forming in a double line In front of
Amid impressive silence the bishop,
taking hie station near the throne, placed
the crown on the royal head. Then the at
tention of the Immense crowd was directed
toward the west entrance, through which
the royal consort would appear. Her com
ing was announced by a blare or trumpets,
and Immediately a Levy or sptclal maids of
honor entered from the east. They m-era.
Misses Janet Chambers, Helen Davis, Mary
Alice Rogers, Frances Wessells, Marlon
Hughes, Elisabeth Congdon, Marion Con
nell, Moua Kloke, Isabel French, Itutli
Moorehead and Alice Royal Swilxler. On
the west side of tile hall they formed In
double line In front or the erueeu's door.
In dainty gowus Of white and with short
tulle veils caught with ostrich tips, Don
till gut behind, their arnia nllod, wlUa
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