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THE MORNING NEWS.
Established 1850. - Incorporated 1888
J. H. ESTILL, President.
Bankers and Bank in the Chadwick Case and Mrs. Chadwick's Son.
ini nT'i~nir i H
MRS. CHADWICK IS
IN CELL AT TOMBS
WEEPS IN VAIN FOR BAIL
TIRED, AND ALMOST FAINTING,
WOMAN GOES TO PRISON.
Half Carried l!p the Steps of Rnild
i nit —Nurse Not Permitted to Re
main With Her—Mrs. Chadwick
Promises to Explain “This Madam
DeVere Business"—May Have to
Answer Forgery Charge in Ohio.
Rum Sandwich Was Her Supper.
New York, Dec. B.—Mrs. Cassie L.
Chadwick is to-night occupying one
of the scantily furnished cells in the
After a fruitless search all day for
hail, her attorneys gave up the fight
to-night and Philip Carpenter, her
chief counsel, stood in the corridor of
the federal building at 9 o’clock when
I'nited States Marshal Henkel threw
open the double doors of his office and
led the woman out on her way to
Mrs. Chadwick was wan, tired and
almost fainting. She made her way
across the hall to the elevator, lean
ing heavily on the marshal's arm and
that of her son, Emil. Behind them
came her nurse, Freda Swenson, and
Deputy Marshal Kennedy. The party
passed through a double row of cu
rious people to a carriage which was
In waiting on the Broadway side.
Hail to I,cave Her Nnrse.
They were driven directly to the
Tombs. Arriving there, Mrs. Chadwick
was half carried up the steps into the
building. Warden Flynn met the party
and after the usual preliminaries had
■been attended to, the woman asked
permission to have her nurse remain
with her. This was denied, the war
den saying that she should have no
privileges not allowed other prisoners.
Mrs. Chadwick gave a handbag and
a few trinkets to the nurse and whis
pered some instructions to her son.
Marshal Henkel formally turned his
prisoner over to the warden and she
"as taken to the matron’s room. She
asked to say good night to her son
and the lad eagerly rushed to his
mother and, wrapping his arms about
her, gave her a long embrace. Then
she was led away to the Inner office,
"here her pedigree was taken and she
was assigned to a cell.
First Statement of Woman.
The son and nurse entered a carriage
t'ltd were driven to a hotel. While ly
ing on a couch in the United States
marshal’s office awaiting a bondsman,
Mrs. Chadwick, for the first time since
her name has been before the public,
consented to talk for publication and
gave the representative of the Associ
ate) Press a statement in which she
denied ’ relationship to Mrs. York of
San Francisco, who gave out an in
terview to-day telling of the earlier
life of Mrs. Chadwick.
In justice to her son,.Mrs. Chadwick
said she would not make a statement
about "this Madame DeVere business"
at the present time, but promised that
later "Madame DeVere’s whereabouts
and everything else in connection with
this case will be shown.”
Mrs. Chadwick also told of the Wade
Dark and Oberlin Bank matters. Re
ferring to the failure of the latter in
stitution, she said:
I would not like to live a minute If
J did not think I could pay these poor
Won’t Talk About (arnrglr,
A hen asked concerning Andrew Car
b'gi.'s connection with her financial
adairs, she declined absolutely to talk,
referring her interviewer to her coun-
1 his has no doubt been one of the
f '’si momentous days In Mrs. Chad
"ak's history. It commenced with
‘' r early departure from her hotel for
lb. federal building, und ended with
mi Incarceration In the Tombs.
! n the Interval she had been ar
'mgi.ed before United States Commls-
Mouer Shield* nod held In *15.000 ball,
hloh shu was unable to furnish. Ali
'> long lawyers representing her tn
-1 rests had sought In every quartrr
i‘ r someone owning real estate In
•Manhattan who would sign her bond,
“od the marshal had. oul of sympathy
jor the woman, kepi her In hi* offlee
'■"or* after she should have been re
moved. The endeavors of the lawyers
"••re unsuccessful, rendering her Im
Way Answer Forgery Charge,
To add to her cup of woe, It was
'carried to-night that a charge of for-
Rry would very likely be made
the woman In Ohio, baaed on
”*■ Carnegie notes and other papers
■'JJf •• aeciyriiiea for loans.
Efforts to g| ball will continue to
morrow, although Mrs Chadwick eg.
l'"**ed the desire to-night to go to
bv eland at soon aa possible Iks
she would go there voluntarily,
Continued im Fifth Fag*.
SiUnmnal) Jftofiiing X'rtos.
C. T. BECKWITH. ODE RI.IN RANK CLOSED BECAUSE! OF
CHRISTMAS AT HOME
HIS ONLY THOUGHT.
“If I Die on tile Way Over Bury Me
Norfolk, VtL, Dec. B.—William
Thomas of Lancashire, England, fire
man on the British steamer Marcia,
was frightfully burned by the burst
ing of a steam pipe in the ship's en
gine room while the vessel was steam
ing seaward in Hampton Roads to
day. The man refused to allow his
captain to put back and leave him at
“Boys, don't take me ashore. I
want to be home Christmas. If I die
on the way over, bury me at sea,” he
said to bis shipmates. The Marcia
dropped her pilot off the capes and
sailed eastward. The pilot brought
the story of the accident ashore.
A stoker was burned in the explo
sion, but not seriously. The pilot
says Thomas will hardly live until
morning. The Marcia is bound to
England from New Orleans and put
into Norfolk for coal.
BY TWENTY-TWO ARRESTS.
Maryland Police Think They Have
Lunfled Dangerous Gang.
Frederick, Md., Dec. B.—At an early
hour this morning a daring attempt
was made to rob the Mount Airy Bank.
The iron safe was blown to pieces,
but before the robbers could open an
inner door of the vault beyond which
lay the money and securities of the in
stitution, the thieves were frightened
away by the citizens of the town, at
tracted by the explosion.
The front of the safe was blown to
pieces. Several taps from a hammer
easily dislodged the door and the
cashier removed $4,000 in bank notes,
which lay within' easy reach of the
The local police, assisted by railroad
detectives, have arrested twenty-two
men in this city In connection with the
attempted robbery. Complete sets of
■burglars tools, including besides re
volvers, flashlights, "jimmies,” wedges
and dynamite cartridges, were found
In possession of some :of the men.
Among the men arrested wei;e James
King of Norfolk, Va.; John Collins of
Wilmington. N. C., and Charles Knoor
of Alexandria, Va. The’ police think
they have captured a dangerous gang.
COMMITTEE FOUND •
will Not Recommend an Aiiproprln
tln lor One at Jamestown.
Washington, Dec. B.—The House
Committee on Industrial Arts and Ex
positions at its ■ meeting to-day de
cided not to recommend to the House
the authorization of an Industrial ex
position to be held at Jamestown, Va.,
In commemoration of the first Eng
lish settlement there, or to report any
bill authorizing the appropriation of
any money for an Industrial exposi
It was directed, however, by the
committee that a sub-committee of
three, of which Mr. Tawney Is to be
chairman, shall be named to take up
|or the Maynard bill
authorizing an Industrial exposition
in commemoration of the settlement
of Jamestown and appropriating *5,-
0(0.009 and report to the full commit
tee some suitable form of commemora
tion of the event other than by hold
ing an Industrial exposition.
Enid, Oklahoma, Dec. (.—The Farm
era' State Bank of Umlkrl, haa been
robbed by three men, who dynamited
the aafa. obtaining lI.MM aa th#fr booty,
Wiill# two robber* worlM fnalufr lb*
ihlH *tti*in holding th*
Th# robber* making for th*
(Mum mountJftlf**- A pr*M I* It) put*
TRYING TO SAVE
SOME OF THE CONGRESSMEN
OBJECTED TO CERTAIN PROPOSED
Legislature Appropriation Rill Un
der Coil side rat ton and the Civil
Service Coniinlssion Roundly-
Scored by Bartlett, Heplinrn amt
(iriiKvcnor— Some Want Retrench
ment to Begin In the Home Itself.
Washington, Dec. 8. —The annual
fight on the Civil Service Commission
was begun in the House to-day during
consideration of the legislative appro
priation bill. The opposition came
from Messrs. Bartlett of Georgia. Hep
burn of lowa and Grosvenor of Ohio.
The legislative bill was scrutinized
carefully in consonance with the Pres
ident’s recommendation against extrav
agance. Mr. Bingham, in charge of
the bill, was required constantly to
explain some particular appropriation.
The pay of the stenographers to com
mittess of the House was reduced from
$5,000 per annum to $3,000, and the
House refused to accept the provision.
Increasing the pay of the secretary to
the Civil Service Commission. But lit
tle progress was made on the bill.
The provision appropriating the sal
ary for a janitor for the House Com
mittee on Library met with some Dem
ocratic opposition, led by Messrs.
Bartlett and Maddox of Georgia and
Clark of Missouri, and precipitated a
discussion of appropriations generally.
Mr. Clark said there were many su
pernumerary officials around the House
who ought to be got rid of. The Pres
ident’s message, he said, had urged
economy, and Mr. Clark contended that
If the House was going to economize
the best place to commence was the
Needs More Time to Legislate.
In a few vigorous remarks Mr. Liv
ingston of Georgia defended the Ap
propriations Committee in the prepara
tion of the bill. He replied to a criti
cism by Mr. Maddox that members
had not had sufficient time to examine
the printed bill by saying that even
If the members were given a week to
examine it they would "come in here
as ignorant as a man from Porto
Rico.” He lamented the fact, how
ever, that bills appropriating millions
of dollars should be hurried through
in fifty-two days. "This hurried legis
lation ought to stop,” he declared.
Congress, he suggested, ought to meet
In May and thus give a decent time
to the legislation of the country. When
the first of December was fixed, he
said, there were not 20,000,000 people
to legislate for, but now there are 80,-
The paragraph relating to the rtvll
service commission elicited from Mr.
Maddox of Georgia severe criticism,
because of ft proposed Increase of
twenty-three employes to constitute
the rural carrier examining board.
He declured there was no necessity
for them and that It was the duty of
this Congress to retrench If the state
ment of the Secretary of the Treasury
be true. "God knows," he said, “I
want this government to stand and be
able to pay It* debts without Issuing
bonds or raising additional taxes.”
This utterance brought from Mr. Lit
tauer of New York an Indorsement of
Mr. Maddox's retrenchment Ideas, but
he said the ease In point happened to
be one of the few Items of the bill
where retrenchment was brought
shout by the action of the committee,
because the twenty clerks referred to
already were at work by detail from
The discussion shifted to the quos-
Hon of the salary of the secretary of
the commission. Ths committee had
Increased It from 11,250 to $1,400, hut
sn amendment by Mr Bartlett of Oeor-
CwttUuued tt Fifth |'g|,
SAVANNAH. GA.. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 9. 1904.
FOUR MET TRAGIC DEATH.
HI GHES FAMILY WIPED OUT IN
Mother and Two Daughters Had
Skull* Crushed—Bnllet in Father’*
Head Told Story of Hie End—Pis
tol With One Chamber Empty
Near Clinrreil Body—Horrible Af
fair at Trenton, Edgefteld County.
Stir* Up Community.
Columbia, S. C., Dec. B.—B. B.
Hughes, aged 42 years; his wife, Eva,
about the same age, and two daugh
ters, Emily and Hattie, 19 and 15 years
old, respectively, constituting an entire
family, are dead at Trenton, Edgefield
county, and nothing remains to ex
plain the mystery of the tragedy.
Citizens of the town were aroused
at 5 o’clock this morning by a fire at
the Hughes house, and upon reaching
ttye scene the flames had gained such
headway that it was impossible to en
ter the burning building, and not un
til the fire had burned itself out, and
walls had collapsed, was it dis
covered that the family was dead.
Tlieir Skull* Were Crushed.
The bodies of the two young ladles
were found in their bed with the heads
of both crushed.
The body of Mrs. Hughes was found
in a room across the hall. Her head
was also crushed, with a pillow over it.
The body of Hughes lay near the
door with a bullet wound through the
A pistol, with one empty chamber,
was near his right hand.
Hughes was a merchant and farmer.
There Is no reason known why he
should have been murdered, as he was
on good terms with the white and col
ored people of the community.
The conditions surrounding all point
more strongly to Hughes as the mur
derer of his entire family and to sub
■luglieN Sick anil Worried.
It is known that Hughes was in
poor health, was much worried over
his wife's condition, and had mone
These added to the fact that a
brother some time ago killed himself
ip a temporary fit of insanity has in
duced the belief that a similar fate be
fell him last night and that the trag
The coroner's jury had no evidence
before it and has adjourned until
Bloodhound* Found no Trail.
The town of Trenton to-day was as
quiet as on any uneventful day.
Bloodhounds were brought to the
scene, but could find no trail, and in
the absence of a motive those who
held to the theory of murder could
not solve the mystery.
There was so sign that anybody had
left the house after the fire started.
The charred remains were placed in
coffins and taken t’hls afternoon to the
Baptist Church of the village where
to-morrow a quadruple funeral will be
Horror, Vetted in Mystery.
It wXs said that three tracks were
discovered leading from the field up
to the rear of the house. The county
bloodhounds were secured and put on
the trail, but the effort has availed
nothing. The horror is veiled in mys
One theory is the house w r as entered
for the purpose of robbery, that upon
being discovered the robbers commit
ted the murders and fired the house.
Excitement runs high, but nothing
rash will be done.
Upon the request of Solicitor Thur
mond, Gov. Heyward has offered a re
ward for the apprehension of the guil
ty parties. The Hughes family was
one of Edgefield’s best known.
FOUR WHITE MEN
HELD FOR LYNCHING.
Witness Wn* Found Whose Testi
mony Proved Damaging.
Charleston, 8. C„ Dec. B.—The pre
liminary trial tn the Eutawvllje case
was concluded this morning at St.
George. Magistrate McCoy released
Prince Martin and Adger Butler, and
the following were committed to jail
for Court of Sessions: Andrew Martin,
Berry Martin, J. P. Palmer and 8. A.
Up to this morning the prosecution
had no evidence directly Implicating
any one. but a surprise was sprung
when Solicitor Hildebrand put up H.
C. Edwards, who had been one of the
accused, who has become a witness
for the state. In his confession he Im
plicated the four named. He is an
orphan and was working on the place
of Lewi* Martin. He declared that the
men mentioned had made threats
against Bookard and had thrown him
Into the Santee river.
Edwards will be held In the peniten
tiary for safety until he is called as a
witness. The accused will he held In
]atl at Monk's Corner.
TO ABE ATTELL.
•Frisco Day Was Inellned to Do
Mast of Leading,
fit. Louis, Dec. s.—Abe Attell of Han
Francisco was given the decision over
Tommy Felts of Savannah at the end
of 4 fifteen-round bout to-night.
The contest was slow and AttsU's
narrow margin was due to his Inclina
tion to do most of lb* loading.
The “Show Girl” Charged with Murder Sketched in Her Cell in the Tombs.
FOUGHT TO SELL
SURGED AND SCRAMBLED
TO FiET HOLDINGS (JO AT ALMOST
am mien offered.
I'npiintrollrd Excitement Not
Efinnlpfl on Npn York Klnpk Ex
plinnup Since lllNtorlp Nartliprn
Pacific Pan I c—St mauling ItroLcl's
Shonlpd Like Mail llollom
Dropped Out of Amalgamated Cop
per First—Lawson's Advertise
ment* More Their Fruit I'romittly.
Markets Closed Feverish.
New York, Dee. S— Amid scenes of
uncontrolled excitement, and frenzied
haste to sell securities, the New York
Stock Exchange witnessed the most
sensational decline in prices that It h'as
known since the historic Northern Pa
cific panic of May 9, 1901.
Warned by the signs of the coming
storm, made visible yesterday In the
preponderance of orders to sell over
those to buy, the traders were early
on the floor of the exchange.
When the gong sounded for the open
ing of business there canie from the
struggling groups of brokers on the
crowded floor a rotir of voices so loud
that it startled and thrilled all who
heard It. At first It seemed that all
were sellers and that none was left
Men Shouted Like Mml.
As the shouting men surged around
the trading posts the "impending im
portant developments in this stock,"
the "possible Increase of one dividend
on another," the "coming agreement
with its principal rival” of a third, or
whatever were the bull arguments on
which advances were based, were all
forgotten and brokers sought only to
get rid of the stocks they held.
The scene was observed by a throng
of visitors in the gallery. First to
give way in the hurly-burly was
Amalgamated Copper, against which a
campaign by a newspaper advertise
ment has recently been conducted.
Dropping sometimes a point at a
time, it fell until It sold at 58%, a de
cline of 10 points since last night's
close, and 22 points from the highest
of Tuesday. The 22 point recession
represented a decrease In the market
value of the company’s total capital
stock of more than $30,000,000.
Shrinkage Ucpreseat* Millions.
Next to Amalgamated Copper, the
leader in the excitement was United
States Steel Corporation Htdck, the
common falling to 23% and the pre
ferred to 84, over night declines of 6%
points and 744 points, respectively, and
the declines of 914 points for the com
mon and 10% points for the preferred
from Tuesday's highest.
The shrinkage In quoted values from
Tuesday represented over $45,000,000
on the common and $30,000,000 on the
preferred, n aggregate on the com
pany's stock of more than $80,000,000.
Values throughout the entire list were
cut down with great rapidity, weakly
margined accounts were wiped out, and
for nearly two hours the demoraliza
tion was complete. During this period
the transactions amounted to about
The Cheek Cnme nt Noon.
The frightened throwing over of
stocks almost without regurd to
price was checked about noon and
there followed a period of irregularity.
Heavy buying orders appeared, quo
tations started upward and before 1
o'clock many of the active stocks had
regained considerable of their losses.
The tone of the trading remained fev
erish. but the rally was well held and
the close was. comparatively speaking,
severely quiet. The total sales of
stocks to-day were 2,905,400 share*.
Many causes for the day's selling
were suggested, but the general
opinion seemed to be that the hull
market had brought in many buyers
on small margins and when the signs
of an Impending break were seen yes
terday, these holders were forced to
sell out their speculative purchases
at whatsver prices were obtainable.
' ' i
II 4DK4I H'IPBIDI.
New York. Dec. 8.--W. K. Nadeau,
one of the officers of the Consolidated
Block Exchange, has announced his
suspension F.a< hang* offMsis say
they understand llsftdni'i IlsbllllUis are
REMAINS OF REMLEY
FOUND IN CORNFIELD.
Ilieli Indlnnn Mnn Fell from Pull
man Near Atlanta.
Atlanta, Dec. B.—The body of John
Remley, a well-to-do citizen of Cr'flw
fordville, Ind., was found to-day near
Mableton, Oa., fifteen miles north of
It wis discovered in a cornfield by a
farmer, about 100 yards from the tracks
of the Southern Hallway. It showed
a concussion of the skull, which is like
ly to have caused death, also many
bruises about the body. The body
was clothed In the usual garments, ex
cepting a coat.
In the pockets were found about $lB In
currency and also New York exchange
for S6OO, payable to John Remley. It
appeared that the man had fallen from
a passing train, struck on the head and
had wandered the short distance beforfi
succumbing to the wounds that caused
A coroner’s jury found a verdict In
accordance with the facts stated, de
claring that death was due to acci
dent. The body has been embalmed
and will be sent to the Indiana home.
Remley disappeared mysteriously
from a Pullman sleeper between Home
and Atlanta Wednesday, Nov. 30. A.
E. Tlnkham, of t’ruwfordvlllo, Ind.,
nephew of the dead man, who has been
here searching for him, received notice
of the discovery of the body, and went
to Mableton this afternoon to thke
charge of It. A reward of S4OO had
been offered by Mrs. Remley for In
formation leading to his discovery,
alive or dead. Mrs. Remley, Her
brother-lh-law, Daniel Remley, and his
wife are now In Jacksonville.
AT SOUTHERN STATES.
Morrell Int roil need One In Hnuae to
Cut Down Itrpreneutstlnn.
Washington, Dec. B.—Representative
Morrell, of Pennsylvania, to-day Intro
duced a bill to reduce representation In
states where citizens are disfranchised.
Tlie bill is more general than that In
troduced by Senator Platt yesterday,
and its provisions apply to any slate
The bill, if enacted into law, would
reduce the representation in Congress
of any state which denies the right of
suffi*age to any of its male inhabitants
or in any way abridges such right “ex
cept for participation In rebellion or
other crime.” The bill provides that
from and after March 4, 1907, when the
right to vote at any election for tho
choice of electors for President and
Vice President or representatives in
Congress, the executive or Judicial of
ficers of the state or the members of the
St'ate Legislature shull be denied or
abridged by any state, “the basis of
representation therein shall he reduced
in the proportion which the number of
such citizens shall bear to the whole
number of male citizens 21 years old In
The bill makes It the duty of the
Secretary of Commerce and Labor to
'ascertain through the Census Bureau,
by means of a biennial census, the
number of such citizens in each state
to whom the right to vote is so denied
or abridged and to report the same to
the Speaker of the House of Represen
tatives on March 4, 1907, and btennlallv
Provision Is further made for the
reading of the report In open session
at the beginning of each Congress,
which shall form the basis of calcu
lation in determining the number of
representatives to which a state shall
be entitled In that Congress.
“If it should appear," the bill fur
ther provides, "that the number of
representatives that have been ac
credited by any state exceeds the
number to which It shall be entitled
according to the rule of apportion
ment herein provided, none of the
persons so accredited as representa
tives shall be entitled to seats In the
House of Representatives, but a va
cancy In the entire representation of
such state shall be declared by reso
lution of the House, and the executive
authority of such state shall issue
writs for the election of a number of
represents fives ut large for the same
equal to the number to which it may
be justly entitled, aa declared by the
House of Representatives."
K*< 41*4.11 HI TWO VOTE*.
Parle, Dec. 8— In the Chamber of
Deputies thie afternoon the govern
ment escaped defeat by a narrow ma
jority of two votee, (?* to $74 on *
resolution Inviting the government to
refer to the superior council of judges
Ihe '*.is# of those magistrate* who
hav# been guilty of making secret ln
5 CENTB A COPY.
DAILY 18 A YEAR
WEEKLY 2-TTMES-A-WEEK.iI A YEAR
LAST JUROR FOR
STATE SUMMED UP ITS CASE.
ACCUSED WAS THE ONLY WOMAN
IN THE COtUIT ROOM.
Assistant District Attorney Hand
Nays He Will Tell Why J. Morgan
Smith and Hts Wife Are Running
Away—Cannot Promise Jury Wit
nesses Who Will Swear to Alt
They Know—No Eyewitness for
New York, Dec. B.—After John D.
Benedict had beer, removed from Jury
box by Justice Davis In the criminal
brunch of the Supreme Court, the two
Jurors necessary to complete the panel
In the trial of Nan Patterson for the
murder of Caesar Young, were chosen
this afternoon, and Assistant District
Attorney Rand at once began his open
Mies Patterson was the only woman
in the court room when the nroseoutor
opened, women having been excluded
by order of the court.
Juror Benedict was excused by Jus
tice Davis after Mr. Rand had Inform
ed the court that while serving as a
juryman in a murder case some time
ago, he had caused a disagreement by
refusing to confer with his associates.
In the second trial of the case a ver
dict of murder in the first degree was
Mr. Rand practically repeated the
charges he made at the former trial,
which was brought to a sudden end
by the Illness of a Juror.
In closing Mr. Rand said in part:
“I cannot promise you that the men
I shall call will swear to all they know.
I think you will say that, two of them,
the cabman, Michaels, and the pawn
broker, Stern, are not telling all they
know, or agree with me that they are
very ignorant men.
"But there is one witness I cannot
call, and he Is J. Morgan Smith. And
I cannot call his wife, the sister qf
the defendant, because they have run
away. Smith is a most Important wit
ness because he is the man who bought
the weapon, and because he Is not here
I propose to show you where he ran
to. who helped him to get away and
who are helping him to keep away
from the detectives still hunting for
him. I will not attempt to produce an
eyewitness to the shooting.”
After Mr. Levy, representing Mis*
Patterson, had objected to certain
statements made by Mr. Rand, ad
journment was taken until noon to
TWELVE mTnERS dII~
WHILE UNDER GROUND.
At Least That Many Known to Re
Victims of Fire Damp.
Tacoma, Wash., Dec. B.—A dispatch
to the Ledger from Burnett, Wash.,
At least twelve miners have been
killed by an explosion in the Burnett
coal mine, and It Is believed that the
death list will total fifteen.
Searching parties were immediately
organized and after working inces
santly for about eight hours eleven
burned and mangled corpses have
been recovered. Of these eight leave
families while three were unmarried.
Later on one more body waa recover
At least three other miners ere In
the shaft, but it was deemed unsafe
to continue the rescue work and the
effort waa abandoned. While there are
•light hopes that these still may be
living, they practically havo been giv
en up for lost.
It Is believed that Are damp was
responsible for the disaster, but this
will not be known until an Investiga
tion has been held.
At the time of the accident, there
were about forty men at work Just
prior to the explosion some of the
miners had ascended to the surface
and others were able to make their
way to safety after the terrible bluet
which shook the neighboring territory
like an earthquake
Two workmen ware rescued badly
Injured, but U Is believed Uej kJU,