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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1902, Mason City, Iowa 16 PAGES MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE 16 PAGES THE CORRECT MARKETS BY WIRE DAILY OFFICIAL PAPER ALL THE TELEGRAPHU LOCAL MASON CITY IOWA THURSD4Y MAY 22 1902 NO 18 Men in the Fraterville Mine Send Messages to Those They Love WOKDS WKITTEN IN A LIVING TOMB Find the Light of Day When the Corpses Are the Volaiico llegion Coal Creek May de tails that are coming out of the suf ferings of the men imprisoned iii the Fraterville mine Monday are heart rending The way these pathetic facts are coming out is through letters found on the bodies ol the dead Shut off from light and air with sure death nearer each hour John Hen don J L Yowell James Brooks and George Hudson miners wrote fare wells to their loved ones on scraps of paper with stubs of pencils They lived from S a m to about 3 p m Monday in this tomb Gradually the air grew worse The minors lights died out Then slowly the sparks of life flick ered out The last word was written at At that time Imt a few of the paity huddled behind a brattice in entry were alive A few moments later there was no life in the tomb Jetter 1roiii a Dying Man Among forty bodies located late Tuesday night were these of II end oil VoWell Brooks and Hudson This is Voweils letter to his wife when he knew that deatli was nigh We are shut up in the head of the entry with a little air jiiul air coming on us fast it is now about 32 oclock Dear Bilen I have to leave you in bad con dition Now wife put your trust iii the Lord tt help you and uiy little children KHen take tare of my little darling lattle Elbert said he Lad trusted in the Lord Charles AVoods says that he is safe in heaven and if lie never sees the outside again he will niiit his mother in heaven We are not hurt but only perishing for want of air There are but a few us here and 1 dont know where the other men are Elbert his son said for yon all to meet him in heaven Tell the children to meet with us both Prays lor One jlore ISreath Do the best you can with the chil dren We are all praying for air to support us but it is getting so bad Howard Elbert said for you to wear Ills shoes and stockings Ellen I want you to live right and come to heaven Raise the children the best you can Oh how I wish to be with you Good by goodby Bury me and Elbert in the same grave My little Eddie good by Mmiuie goodby goodby Horace It is twentyseven minutes after 2 There ana few ol us alive yet Oh God for one more breath Ellen re nuinlieimi as long is you live Good by HuJsoji md Hendon Brooks wrote Wife and 1a by 1 want to go back homo and kiss the baby but cannot loodby I am going to heaven Meet me Hudsons message was To George Hudsons wife If I dont see you any more bury ine with the clothing I have 1 want you to meet me in heaven Goodby Do as you Hendons last words were Darling Mother and Sister I am going to heaven I want you all to meet me in heaven Tell all your friends to moot me there and toll the hureh I have gone to heaven Tell my friends not to worry over me for I am in sight of heaven Oh dear stay at home or at your fathers and pay all debts if possible and bury me at Pleasant Hill if it suits you all Bury mo in black It is now about oclock Goodby dear father mother brother and friends I have not suffered Total Dentil Boll The lost number 227 which is every soul except one who was in the mine LA SOUFKIEUE AT WORK AGAIN Another Great Kruptioa Inhabi tants of the Isle Frenzied with Fear Kingstown St Vincent May Another great eruption of the Sou friere volcano occurred Sunday night Throughout Sunday the adjoining dis tricts trembled and some of the shocks were felt here While the wor shippers were returning from church at p ui a luminous cloud sud denly ascended many miles in the north of the island drifted slug gishly to the northeast The thun derous rumblings in the craters lasted for two hours and then diminished un til they became mere murmurings Ashes fell from 10 oclock until mid night The inhabitants were frenzied with fear They ran twin the streets open country crying and pray ing for preservation from another ca lamity No one on the island of St Vincent slept that night The villagers who had fled to Cha teau Belair and Georgetown for safe ty are now pouring into Kingstown this being the turthcrcst town from the Soufrlcre The Uoyal Mail steam Wear is bringing refugees hero from Chateau Eclair Kingstown is now congested and the demands on the government are increasing rapidly as more and more people are obliged to leave their homes The continuous agi tation of the vlcnm and the absence of rain has caused the vicinity of the afflicted villages to look like portions of the desert of Sahara A thick smoky clone overspreads the island nil business is suspended here the streets are empty and every one is terrorstricken The Coeliug of sus pense kL painful People pass their time gnWiig at the northern sky where the thunder clouds wither and the mournful roariiTg of the Volcano TS heard Barbers Suspected of Smallpox Lansing May barger shop has been closed and fumi gated by the health authorities because two barbers employed there are said to have smallpox State Bank Organized Port Wayne May Koodburn Banking company at Wood burn this county has been organized under the laws of the state Oil STARTS BAD BLAZE Tank Explodes and the Fire Licks Up in Value Chippewa Falls May shed of the Standard Oil company company caught lire One take ex ploded and the contents of two others containing gallons were con sumed The flames quickly spread to Clark Taylors warehouse and coal sheds destroying 200 tons of coal bushels of grain 150 tons of hay and straw 100 cords of wood ten cars of lime and other materials Two houses of Mrs C Morgan also burned Six other houses were slight ly damaged Clark Taylor are the heaviest losers the estimate being partly insured Standard Oil company insured Mrs Mor gan no insurance Northern Grain company i500 insured It was with the greatest difficulty that the fire department checked the flames MYTHICAL BOPTOARY STONES Those of the Alaskan Frontier Are Much Trouble and No Profit Washington May a week ago Secretary Hay in reply to a sen ate resolution of inquiry as to the re ported removal by British officials of certain boundary stones on the Alas kan frontier stated that the depart ment knew nothing of any such bound ary stones though it had frequently investigated rumors of their existence and already had directed an inquiry into the truth of this last report Now the report of this last inquiry which was made by Captain Ricnsml son U S an expert in Alaskan geography has just been received and as was expected shows that the cap tain after most diligent search failed to find that any of these mythical Russian boundary stones have been removed by any Senate and House in lirief Washington May the senate resumed consideration of the Philippine bill yesterday it adopted a resolution congratulating the republic of Cuba The senate also ordered the Associated Press account of the cere moines of the transfer form the Unit ed States to the Cuban authorities printed in The Congressional Record of a public document Wellington of Maryland spoke in opposition to the Philippine policy Bacon spoke on the same side It was agreed that ad journment tomorrow shall be until Monday to give the members oppor tunity to attend the Ivochambeau mn morial exercises The omnibus public building bill Was passed The house began the consideration of the immigration bill Underwood of Alabama gave notice of an amend ment to provide an educational test and much of the discussion during tho day wasupon this subject The con tested election cases of Thomas from tho Third North Carolina Emmetfc Tompkins from tho Twelfth Ohio and Ulioa of the Ninth Virginia were set tled in favor of the sitting members Ijontzwas the cpntestor in the Twelfth Ohio It was agreed to adjourn to morrow until Monday for the same reason as acted on by the senate Appointments by Gov Taft Washington May the departure of Governor Taft he made several appointments to vacancies in the judiciary of the Philippine islands One of these appointments is that of Herbert T Dtivis Chicago judge of the court of lirst instance Charles Smith of Taekson has accepted a position as assistant attorney gen eral James W Beardsloy of Detroit lias been appointed city engineer of Manila River Hrethrcn ill Council Abilene May gen eral oonfpreuco of the Iliver Brethren for the United States and Canada opened yesterday with a preliminary meeting Spiral hundred members and delegates have already arrived from Pennsylvania Canada Ohio and other states Bishop Ofoorholzer of Lancaster will preside Death of a Celebrated Traveler iiiaysville May Rood ftfcod 10 who was a member of the Kansas legislature when the cele brated Pouieroy exposure was made is dead of uraemic poisoning Mr ROM was u celebrated traveler hav ing made throe tours around the world Would Iet the Schools Subscribe Springfield May Alfred Bayliss state superintendent of public instruction has declared him self iu favor of a proposition to permit school children to make donations to a fund to be devoted to the state home for delincinent boys Father Son Killed by Lightiiing Evunsvillo May Hart 40 and his son aged 17 wore killed by lightning In Warrick county noar Boonvillo They were working In a field near their home OneArmed Hull Player Ivlevi1lo May W Fletcher druggist who has buf one nrin tho ritfht plays ball and throws a ball with tremendous force He can catch H Ixvll with ensc Ultule Inanno from Ileftt I May II StoiaiMT a brick taaaon cut liis thront and itteJL He was Insnno frotn the heat a widow and ono child Ky Her United Mine Workers Favor a National Convention and GeneiaStrike PUMP MEN OAIT EEMAIN OS DUTY Provision t Permission Tliat Is Likely to Stm All Sorts ol Trouble Bay City May Michigan District United Mine Work ers of America has joined with the three striking anthracite districts of Pennsylvania in a request to National President Mitchell for a national con vention of all the miners of the coun try to discuss a general strike of all mine workers Consent with a String Wilkesbarre May three anthracite executive committees of the United Mine their joint meeting yesterday decided to permit the engineers firemen and pumpmen to remain at work provided the coal companies grant them an eighthour day at present wages If these demands are not granted by June 2 the men shall then suspend work Although the instructions issued to the local unions do not specifically say that the men shall cease work on that date if the demand is not grant ed they are so construed by the com mitteiinen This action was taken aft er two sessions had been held which consumed the entire day Action Is Considered Conservative At present the engineers firemen and pumpmen work ten hours a day Some of the firemen work twelve The action of the committee is not as dras tic as was looked for Under the in structions issued the protectors of tho mines if granted the concessions can remain at work no matter how long the strike of the mine workers shall last Some of the radical committee men wanted them called out and kept out until all the mine workers were satisfied but tho conservative element was in the majority Petre Prosjuots Not As some of the coal companies have declared that they will till the places of this class of employes nt nny cost if they are called out on strike the prospect of a continuance of the pres ent peaceful conditions throughout the roal region arc not bright Ko other information was given out regarding the proceedings of the mooting It is said that nothing was done in regard to the matter of involving the bitum inous minors in the present struggle but tho subject may conic up today COAL OPKKATOKS A HE TIRM Declare They Will Mnkf No Concessions lo StrUunt iMinors Now May coal opera tors licld a in the ofiioo of the Jersey Central railroad to discuss tho situation Among those present F Baor president of the and leading Presi dent of tho and Hudson company President Fowler of tho Ontario and AAestern Railroad com pany President Truosilale of the Dela ware and Western rail way and Chairman Thomas of vh board of directors of the Erie railroad One of the operators said that tuo meeting was informal but that it had boon agreed that under no circum stances would tho National Civic Fed eration lie permitted to act between thorn and the miners If any settlement did take place said tho operator it would bo with a committee of the min ers themselves Not only did we agree not to con sent to said the coal oper ator but under no circumstances will we consent to make concessions The situation is exactly tho same as when we met Mr Mitchell and his committee There has been no change since and there will be no Oil the liase JSall Field Chicago May at base ball recorded yesterday were as fol lows League At 3 Cincinnati 1 at York 4 Pitfshurg at phia o Chicago 4 at St American At 2 Boston 1 nt Bal timore 2 at 11 Philadelphia 12 at St Louis 4 AVashington Association At bus 1 Minneapolis at St Toledo 2 St Paul at Kansas Louisville 14 Kansas City because umpire believed Kansas City was playing for delay Western At Pos Springs Dos Moinos 2 at Kansas 0 Kansas City at St Joseph and Rain Pit and JoUries Ajjfroe San Francisco May Pan Francisco Athletic club of San Fran cisco gets tho light Tho terms are TO per cent of gross receipts The date of I ho light is to ho mutually agreed upon later by thp lighters and the club The pugilists decided upon Oranoy a local man for roforoe Tho articles of agreement will probably be signed tomorrow CINCINNATI D AM AfiES INCREASE Two More Persona itiid Several Had ly of tho Flood Cincinnati May dam ages from storm an re ported In adilruVfc to the six deaths previously reported Samuel U Ellta and William lioal both cappeitfors wlio were Wowti away with the bulld reported Aniolig xieonicrs se riously injured are Mrs Henry AAil loii Adam Ciroco George Elinnan Louis Kern George Noewer Joseph Ifoin Mrs Tillie Sharp Mrs Lizzie Conway AAilliam Hoilman George K Kuor and C 1 Britt This city has over f00 now men working on the damaged streets and sowers and is advertising for all men and teams available Similar condi tions exist in Covington Newport and other Kentucky towns A boy was swept through a Covington sewer sev eral hundred yards Tuesday and res cued alive at its outlet A herd of fourteen cows was carried through one of ELOPEMENT OF AGED LOVERS Ailair lieguii Sixty Years Ago Is Finally Consummated Lebanon May love af fair begun nearly sixty years ago cul minated in this city Tuesday in the lupement and marriage of lev Abra ham C Abbott of Chicago agod 77 and Mrs Eliza T Mitchell of Amity aged 75 AArhen the bride was 17 her parents objected to her marriage on account of her tender years Ab bott had been twice married since then both wives having died The bride had been for twentyfour years the widow of Jefferson Mitchell a wealthy farmer Two months ago Abbott wrote Mrs Mitchell requesting another opportu nity to win her hand The letter fell into the hands of her daughter and a storm of opposition arose The old people then quietly arranged for the wedding which took place at the home of Julia Shirley the brides niece Abbelt is a retired Methodist minis ter They will take a short wedding tour before returning to her farm at Amity CRIPPLE DOCTOR Kemeily He Ailminisiered Proved Fatal Instead of Ileing u Cure Owosso May AT Aiken a commercial traveler of this city agod 2 years is dead as the result of aconite poisoning AVhile at Standish live weeks ago he was taken with cramps All efforts to relieve the pain availed nothing A cripple who hangs around the hotel offered to give him aid He gave Aiken medicine which he uses himself Aiken was soon in a worse condition than ever and it developed that he had taken aconite Doctors worked over him half a day and by groat luck saved him The cripple is said to be an aconite fiend and so accustomed to take the stuff hothought it would lie all right to give it to Aiken He was arrested airtl was in jail throe days and then released because A ikon refused to ap pear against him Aikon came home in a week and had boon in poor condi tion siino Several days ago lie was taken sick again lie was in a stupor much of the time ROMAN CATHOLIC SOCIETIES Resolution Adopted Religions Biattcrs in tinPhilippines Oshkosh May bi convention of the German Cath olic Benevolent societies elected offi cers as follows President Adolph AVobor Racine first Vice president Christian Roomer Apploton corre sponding secretary Alois Steinberg Milwaukee The convention passed a resolution instructing AViscousin rep resentatives in congress to request a full and complete investigation of the charges made regarding religious mat ters in the Philippines These charges are that the public school sytern of the Philippine islands has fallen largely into the hands of the sectarians who arc using their po sitions iiiliuonce and the means of the United States government in an at tempt to load the Konian Catholic chil dren of the islands from their faith and to bring that faith into contempt and ridicule More ISay City Depravity Bay City May bus iness men have boon arrested as a re sult of the recent exposures involving three little girls whoso ages run from 13 to 35 years The accused men are Mandol Bosonberg a dealer in second baud clothes Joseph Laeroix a drug gist Robert S Pratt bookkeeper and Horace A Pacaud a money loaner All wore arraigned and pleaded not guilty and wore held in bonds each t Shirt Waist Is Harrod Omaha May of the young men students of the high school appeared clad in shirt waists and without coats Principal AAator house called a meeting of the teachers and instructed them not to admit stu dents luMeaftor unless ilioy are prop erly Chicago ISrokers Suspend Chicago May is aniiour od that Moulton bankers and brokers and members of the Chi cago stock exchange have suspended business All their deals have been closed on tho exchange JIail the leets Sanilac Center May severe hail storm which fell hero has completely destroyed the growing beet crop Hail stones foil that were two and a Afrirnii Mrthodisls Meel Harrlsburg May sov ontylifth annual session of tho Afri can Methodist Episcopal confer ence ouo of the oldest and most in UuentinI indepandont negro religious organizations In the world is In ses 6lon here Clnuiltinnit Sear rtarsinv Ind Warsaw I May oloud Durst near here winled away numer ous bridges on the smiUl streams Fences and small trees near Tippe and Racber kikes were torn up wid curried ITito the water Corporal of Volunteers Tells Story of Army Doings That Are Dark WOMEN TSEATED WITH BEUTALITT Old Men Shot 1or Sport No Quarter Duiii Bullets Used Washington May Cor poral Richard OBrien of North Ad ams of Company M Twenty sixth volunteers who served in the Philippines for eighteen months was before the senate committee on the Philippines yesterday Before OBrien took the witness stand Senator Pat terson read a letter from S Snif feu of Boston concerning the letter of a son of Rev Mr Walker serving in the Philippines in which it was stated he had given the details of the killing of Filipinos Sniflen said that notwithstanding Walkers denial there was in his conduct and state ments justification of the newspaper report AAitness OBrien said that he had been present at Igbaras when the water cure was administered to the prjsidente of that town Accuses United States Officers He then made a charge of a serious nature against the United States offi cers there There he said a Spanish woman in the woman of was violated by the American This statement was made without any questioning and as soon as the witness had made it Lodge asked for the names of the ollicers These the witness said lie could not give adding that he bad not witnessed the incident but that the womans husband was his authority for the statement Senators llawlins and Patterson objected to the testi mony as more hearsay and urged that it should not go into the record Waltzed in Light Marching Onlur The witness then was asked if he could not give further proof of the cor rectness of liis charge In response he related another instance of disorderly conduct which he said had come un der his own observation This oc curred at Sail the presidents of which place gave a reception to a number of native women were invited from Iloilo They he said above the peasant Among those present wore Captain McDonald Lieutenant Pluin mer of Company M and Major Cook The witness said these became intoxicated and while in that condi tion throw off all their clothes except their undershirts and trousers and catelling the women about 1he waist insisted on their waltzing with them much to the distress of the women HK lUKTHKR ACCUSES MDONALD onors that were not kTllotl no tcd that the killing of prisoners was not wnoral The killing of prisoners was a matter that lay with the otli cors Answering Dietrich ho said that liis command usually treated the Filipinof kindly He said his captain was knowrt as a He OBrien had never received orders from uis captain to kill prisoners Replying to Patter son the explosive bullets did not have the government stamp on them PIAYED A SHARP GAME Hut Captured Confess All and Will 1rububly Retire for Awhile Mt Clemens May liam Aick and John McDonald who were arrested by Sheriff Cady in Pou tiac for burning the Whitney barn in AVashiugtou township and stealing two valuable horses substituting two poor ones which were burned with the barn to avoid suspicion Were arraigned be fore Justice Lyons McDonald told the above as outlined and Aick denied everything but just as the ollicers were leading the prisoners away Aick expressed a desire to make a state ment and then confessed all He laid all the blame on McDonald saying ho was Jed into it and that McDonald did ail the work The offi cers have positive proof that Aick was the instigator and had planned the job McDonald has always had a good rep utation up to this time while Aick has been arrested several times being out on bail for larceny at the present time ANTIVACCINATIONISTS MEET They Express in Public Objections In tiie Irorentative Virus St Paul May op ponents of vaccination enjoyed at the Metropolitan opera house an opportu nity they have long sought to express in public debate their objection to cow virus and the modern methods attend ing its use against smallpox Health Commissioner Hall of Minneapolis and Health Commissioner Ohago of the utility of vacci nation That the practice docs prevent siiiallriix arid that compulsory vacci nation is contrary to natural and to political law was by Dr i Clarke of I r is nil alopath I rs Hall ami Clurko are Umnioimths Uidgo A E laggard of tho district bench pro sidid The lUiiii nro was one of the largest that tho theater lias held Charges Him with Selling the and Starving His Troops Further questioning brought out the fact that OBrien had not been on good terms with Captain McDonald This was due he said to the fact that McDonald had failed to issue the ra tions due to liis men He believed though lie had no proof that the olii cer had sold the rations which should have been issued to the men He said that they had meat only twice a week and broad only twice during the entire eighteen mouths of his stay in the Phil ippines He went on to say that then was a price on the captains head of fered by the insurgents because of the ollicors cruelties OBrien then related tho particulars of the capture of the town of Lo Nag in the province of Pa nay by a de tachment from a company of which he was a member As the troops ap proached the town they saw at a dis tance a native boy on a caraboo and one of the men fired a shot at him but as his bullet failed to hit its object others also lired himself included At first the witness said he had tired in obedience to orders and then said that there had been no orders to tire I cant toll why I he added when pressed all lired This he proceeded brought the people to their doors and among those who came out was an old man who was shot in the abdomen and afterward died Later while the tiring was in progress two other old men came out toward us hand in hand and bearing a white llag 1oth wore shot down and the sergeant reported to Captain McDonald that he had killed two more Another case was that of a woman and two children ono in her arms who wore killed and then burned up in their OKDEK TO TAKE XO PRISOXKRS Came from Nowhere hnt Went linclv Along Bullets OBrien said that when tho company was out marching single tile nt night in the mountains the order came back along the line to take no prisoners but he did not know who issued the order In easo there was lighting the natives either lied or were killed Tho witness said it was unwritten law wvit there to take no Ho said dumdiim bullets wonissued in the regular way with their ammuni tion He had them stride a man and tako tho top of his head off lie could not toll vihothor it was one of his own comrades or a native Ho Hpoko n some articles that he had writ ton for the papers but said ho wanted it understood that ho was not under oath when he wrote ttioni In answer to McComns ho said that his took orls I HAS THE EOJ3SJ5CARECROTV tthon liii IVindinill linns tin Hand Plays u Ilinito Die liy May lie way of scarecrows a Delavan Lake man will probably lake all for some years to come The name of this inventor is Joseph Kiel His scarecrows arc operated by a windmill a number uf horse fid dles bells and tin cans AYlien the windmill is in motion the band plays and there is a din that can be hoard for a mile AVheu the apparatus was first oper ated every bird in the neighborhood took flight and few have found their way back Kiel threatens to run the machines by electricity if the wind fails and all the around the lake are afraid he will do it House Indorses Labor AAashington May a brief time was devoted by the senate yes j torday to consideration of the Philip pine government bill Dolliver of Iowa supported the bill An executive ses sion was held Before adjournment yesterday the house passed the naval appropriation bill The feature of the session was an amendment adopted providing that three of the ships provided for in the battleship cruiser and gunboat be built in government yards It was stated positively that the ships would cost r0 per cent more built in government than in private yards but the amendment wont through An other amendment was adopted provid ing that in case of a combine of ship yards all the vessels should be built iii government yards liaptists Gather at St Paul St Paul May nation al gathering or rather half a conventions which Baptists regard as the most important over hold in the history of their church organization is to be held in this city this week and part of next the lirst meetings being held yesterday afternoon and last night Many famous workers in the church are present for tho various ses sions and will deliver addresses Colorado Climate for Instance Denver May nud rain followed the cold wave that passed over many of the mountain towns Sunday At Breckinridge ten inches of snow fell Sunday of tho heaviest storms ever known there in May At Central City there was a fall of six inches with eight at Wortman while in the vicinity of Cripple Crook a blizzard prevailed Train Strikes a Handcar LaCrosse May fast mail train on the Chicago Milwaukee and St Paul road struck a handcar near AAest Salem and as a result one is dead and three are seriously injured and may not recover Dead Louis lHr reson section man Injured Michael Miciiaclsou section foreman OJe Aick section man August Atlrook section man Philippine Veterans lieiinion Council Bluffs May John L Moore National Society of the Army of tho Philippines of this city has commenced to make arrangements for tho second annual encampment to be held bore Aug 14 and 15 It is expected that fully of tiiose who took part in the niilippine calupaijjn willbo iwru at that time ;