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ASTORIA,". OREGON. THl'KSDAY, JANUARY 2. 190.
CHARRED CORPSES HOISTED
FROM AWFUL DEATH TRAP
Absurd, Says Inspector, to Suppose
That Any Living Aen Are
Entombed in Mine.
Funds Raised to Care for the Women and
Children Rendered Destitute by
the Heart Breaking Catas
trophe at HarwicK.
Pittsburg, Jan. IT. At ( o'clock Ibis
morning 10 charred and blsik.ned
corpses wert hoisted to tht eurfact of
ttt Harwii K mint at Cheswltk, the
scene of Monday's terrific e plosion.
As quickly m they wert taken out they
wert placed In large sleighs and taken
to tbo morgue, which had been Im
provised In tht school houst. Tht JO
bodlet wtrt recovered about t o'clock
tbla morning. All art burned In an
awful manner. Many art without
heads, others bavt faces ao badly
burned and mulllattd aa to preclude alt
possibility for thalr ever bring mog-
' PUtsburg ptoplt will attend to tha
last aad rttt of, tha dead, who will bt
taken from tht mint, beginning today.
About i:tMhta morning train load
of coffins left tht Wttt'TennsyWanla
Each body will bt embalmed and
gtvn a separate grave. Bernard t'ttl
tagban, dputy itt mining limiwt-tor
of tht Ninth district, Upon coming to
tht pit mouth, aftr bnura of work of
rtarut In tht ml if, slated thtit he was
convinced that by Umtitbt all the
bodies will have Wn removed from
tht mint, lit Mid U wat absurd to
think (hart were any living miner
A gtntml appeal for aid for tht fain
Dies of minors who tout their lives
through tht explosion will b issued
from Hiurwlck within tht uet I hours.
Tht leading men of tht place left
allvt art considering tht cull and all
tht principal cities and towns of the
statt will bt appealed to. Alt effort
will bt madt W raise at least tto.ooo,
which amount It Is figured, will I
adequate to proWrte for tht suffering
and almost deetiiutt women and chil
dren until tht warmer weather wiw
can bt timdt for caring for them. ,'
body was found sitting with his back
to tht wall of ont of tht rooms. Ha
had evidently been overcomt by ftef
damp. This Hot may still bt Uicom
ptslt, s It Is possible some boys may
bavt gont Into tht pit to work nndtr
their fathers' direction. ' ; -' j
WORK BODIES ABE FOCND.
Plttstmrg, Jan. il. At ! o'clock this
morning It Is said that ovtr tt mors
bodies hsvt been found and art being
collected at tht bottom of tht shaft.
DAY OF. HORROR IN A VILLAGE
Pittsburg. Jan. 17 Three days havt
tlapsed since tht terrible catastrophe
at Harwlck mine and at midnight It
bodies havt been recovered. Tht day
haa been ont of horror In tht little
village. At tht shaft mouth huge fires
havt been built and groups of men
Art gathered there trying to keep
warm. In tht blacksmith, shop above
the mouth of the shaft art ST coffins,
each containing & body.
Tht Allegheny Coal Company, In an
official statement, positively admitted
(hat all of .the men who were In the
mint when tht explosion occurred are
dead. There are 1T1 names on the list,
which does not Include getwyn M.
Taylor, or two men who were on the
tipper above the mint shaft when the
explosion came. Nor does tht list in
clude tht namt of Daniel Lysis. He
was ont of tht men who went down
In tht mint to work last night. His
PES CENT REDUCTION
Oh Clothing', Furnishing'
Goods, Hats, Shoes. Etc.
Excepting only Dunlap Hate, E. VT. Cellars, Oil
and Rubber Goods and Denta Gloves.
THIS MEANS A GREAT SACRIFICE
as our goods are sold on very 1
, close margins.
Monday, January 4, 1904.
" '"' . asessst"
MORGAN WANTS LETTER.
Washington, Jan. IT. Senator Mor
gan today Introduced a resolution di
recting the secretary of state to send
to the senate a copy of a dispatch or
tetter dated January 12. 104. relating
to the withdrawal or abandonment of
all a niKmlimiHlM In thm Un v.rSltnallaVa.
ritla treaty, which was sent by the ; made In debased currency after Octo
minister of the United States at Pan- ber 1. 1104.
am to Jobs Hay, secretary of state, In
which tht reasons for withdrawing the
same art' stated.
ROWDY KILLS TOWN MARSHAL
lvtwlslon, Jan, Paine Sly shot
and killed the town marshal, , 3. H.
Hayes, of Troy, at that plact this even
ing. My was Intoxicated and started t
quarrel with his wife, Tht daughter
became scared and notified the mar
shal. "'. It Is alleged Sly commenced
shooting' on Hayes' , approach; and
Hayes started to run away, 81 y says
he shot In self -defense. -
J PRETTY COLO AT ST. PAUL
Bt. Foul, Jan. i7. The mercury
dropped during the night from U. be
low to 23 below, There Is severe cold
weather In tht Bed river valley, but at
Rapid City, B, D., th thermometer Is
tt above, and from there to the coast
the weather is comparatively warm
Indicating wanner weather for this
section of the country.
WRIGHTS DEATH CAUSED "
RV DHKHM TAk-PM WHII P
ai . a vwvi .at wsi 71 untm ,
1 HEARING HEAVY SENTENCE
Post-Mortem Examination; Reveals That
London Promoter Drops DeadJFrom
Effects of Cxanlde Potassium.
' PROVIDE FOR MAINTENANCE
Manila, J(m. IT. The act for main
taining tht parity of the currency has
been passed. It provides for the pur
chase of Mexican silver coin as bullion,
snd Imposes a tax on all contracts
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF A
SENATOR DIES IN NEW YORK
Mrs. Chas. W.' Clark, of Montana
Rasses, Away After 'Several
Weeks' Illness. ''
, New Toik. Jon. ST. Mrs. Charles
Walter Clark, of an Mato, California,
daughter-in-law of Senator W. A.
Clark, of Montana, died In thlJclty
Mrs, Clark Hhad undergone medical
treatmnt here for about six weeks, but
was not thought to bt critically III un
til Monday, when her sickness took a
dangerous turn and her husband and
family were notified to come Imme
Charles W. Clark, who Is the sen
ator's eldest son. Is on his way east
from Arizona and Is expected to reach
this city Friday morning,
Tht funeral will take plact on Sun
day, either from the residence of Sen
ator Clark or from St. Thomas'
church, and tht Interment will bt to
Senator Clark's mausoleum in Wood-
lawn cemetery. ,
Mrs. Clark was married June SO,
llll, at Butte, Mont There has been
no Isajt of tht union.
NEW HEAD OF THE WAR
DEPARTMENT IS CHEERED
Governor Taft Reaches Washington
and Is Welcomed by a "
Trial and Sensational Climax Everywhere Dijcu$sed--Governm n
Side of Case Roundly Criticised by Representative Papers
. -OiTiclers" Had Reason to Fear Suicide: and
V , Guarded Afainst IL '
Lindoo, Jan., 27. A pout-mortem
examination has shown, that Whlt&ker
Wright committed suietd by taking
cyanide of potassium.
The inquest oVer . the remains of
Whltaker Wright, who died suddenly
yesterday after being sentenced to
sevo.i years' penal servitude for fraud.
will ht, held tomorrow. The tragic
event is the one topic, of interest, and
everywhere Is discussed In all its
features. The possibility of the pro
moter's escape from Justice to" suicide
was clearly foreseen by Detective Wil
lis, who brought Wright from , Ne
Tork. 1 ' "5-
Actlnjr n hints dropped by Wright
during the voyage, Willis gave the
court officials a. special warning to
keep tht closest guard over him. To- '
wards the conclusion of the trial, espe- j
dally during Justice Blgham's severe i
ruklsm. It became evident that there
could be only one verdict, so If Wright
was determined on self-destruction In
tht event, of his conviction, he haa
time to prepare a method for outwit
ting the Jailers, as h must have fore
seen that an adverse verdict was In
A strange document wes found on the
est lu court which'hae been eccupted
by Wright, showing that he had a pre
monition of bis sentenced This was a
yheet of blotting paper on which he
had scribbled during the justice's sum
ming up. The Roman characters
"VII" were thickly scattered over the
whole sheet. This wag before the ver
dict had been rendered, but the num
ber coincides with the sentence he re
ceived. In the middle of the sheet ap
pears the word, "intent," the last word
The opposition papers continue mak
ing trenchant comments on tht gov
ernment, "which," they say, "dec lined
to do Its duty for reasons now shewn
to have been absurd In law and which
art always repugnant to common
"The handling of this matter," says
the .Westminster Gssetta, "has reflected
more discredit upon the government
than its other mistskes win even
greater conseoouencea. ninilnrulalMuf
people were involved andf some of them
have had happy escapes."
The Financial News saya:
" Wright might have made discloeures
which would have seriously discomfited
tome people, but he was loyal as well
courageous, and he carried his se
cret to the grave. To prevent others
from divulging what ht chose to con-
cesi ht destroyed many papers, that
completing hie sacrifice.-
It is reported that a six-chambered
ivolvcr, fully loaded, was found In
A'rlghfs pocket by the police.
The investigation made Indicates that
Wright must have swallowed the pois
on while standing before J as! Ye ISIg
bm, after recefrlns- his ee nc.
is recalled that he pulled " a "hAttdiw."
chief from, his pocket and appeared, to
wipe tils' fact and It Is surmised that
under cover of this, he took the fatal
dose. ; '-:!r;"'-:'-.: 'S.:'V hi . " : . ' "
His features showed no tract of tht
suffering he must have endured beforo
death, Bis fact was calm god peace
ful. Bis brain was found t Bars
been abnormally large and as the ex :
ami nation proceeded the dtcttrs found
evidences of cynide potassium, which)
Continued tn page tight.)
Washington, Jan. ST. William H.
Taft, the new secretary of war. ar
rived here over the Pennsylvania roud
at S: 15 this afternoon. He was en
thusiastically wjelcomed by a large
crowd at the station. General Chaffee.
Assistant Secretary of War Oliver and
Colonel Clarence Edwards, formally
greeted the new head of the war de
Governor Taft was escorted down the
long train sheds. When he reached the
gates and passed through the line
formed, there was a prolonged outburst
of cheering, which was reepated voci
ferously by the crowd gathered out
side.. Governor Taft. . with General
Chaffee and Colonel Edwards, both In
full uniform, entered a carriage and
Secretary Oliver followed in another
anil, led by troop E, Fifteenth cavalry,
which had been drawn up In the plasa
In front of the station, they were rap-
Idly driven to the war department,
where Secretary Root formally wel
comed his successor. From there the
new secretary was driven to the Ar
lington hotel. , ,k ',' J
The Kesne of
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56G, Commercial Street.
SALE CLOSES SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 AT 9 P. M.
HONORS ABOUT EVEN IN
O'BRIEN AND RYAN CONTEST
Philadelphia, Jan. 2T. Jack O'Brien
and Tommy Ryan fought one of the
fastest sis rounds ever seen In this
city tonight, and the Phlladelphlan had
a slight advantage. O'Brien clearly
outfought Ryan In the first four rounds
and in the fifth dropped btm with a
hard blow to tht jaw. In the sixth
tht honors were about even, both men
having received severe punishment.
When the gong sounded, ending the
fight, both men were In very bad
shape. " , .
. Tht men agreed to meet here In a
six-round bout for a 15000 purse, split
equally, and under the laws governing
boxing In Philadelphia no decision can
bs given. .
HARBISON ORDERED RELEASED. ,
, Chicago, Jan, 2T.-rMnyor Harrison
this afternoon was ordered by Judge
Tuthlll to be Immediately discharged
from custody and relieved from any
responsibility for the wholesale loss of
life in the Iroquois theater fire. 1
I-ATEST HARCH TWOSTEP
J. N. GRIFFIN.
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