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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey VOT-, VIH. NO. ENGLAND'S MINE HORROR One Hundred and Fifty Men Are Dead. BODIKS HORRIBLY Mil HATED Fatal Wo h of an Explosion lu an Auer- Wives Children Throne Ihe Mouth of the Pit. Tiro Hundred Were Beicned LONDON, Feb 7 details of one of those terrible mine explosions which are only too common m 1 iigland have reached here Billy bodies of unfortunate miners have been recovered End 200 miners areknowuto have escaped IMS said that there are still betwenn fifty and seventy five miners en tomlwd, but little hope is entertained that the} will escape from the shaft The latest reports obtainable say that many of Hie rescued men will die of their wounds, which will biiug the death list up to 150 if the buried men are not saved, nnd no hopes IM now entertained of their l escue Frantic of Relatives. The explosion took place yesterday m a collieij at Ab rsychan, m Monmouthshire, ten miles noi thwest of Newport Soon after the explosion the mouth of the pit was sur rounded by the wives and children and rela- tives of the buried miners Their appeals to the bystanders to save their relatives, wei e pitiful and a rescuing party was Boon formed It was at first feared that Bro would be added to the horrors of the eiplosion, in which case it would have been impossible to rescue any of the men. The dreaded fire however, did not break out and the rescuers went about their work rapidly 1 hey soon succeeded m bringing nearly 200 miners to the surface, many of whom were severely fnjured. A Hazardous Task The exploration of the wrecked mine was attended with much danger and progressed but slowly, as many of the supports had been carried awjiy by the explosion After a time the rescueis began to bring to the surface the bodies of the miners who were killed near the entrance to the mine The of the women and children when the mutilated bodies of their friends were car ried out moved the stoutest hearts Many families lost fathers and brothers in the ex plosion and are eut'rply rtestitntp The miners who were rescued from the pit unm jured in many cases joined the rescuing par ty in searching for the bodies of their com rades Their Fate a Mystery Nothing has yet been heard of the buried miners and it is thought they are all dead. Tbe owners-of the colliery ostinmto that 130 persons hare lost their lives by the eiplo sion Many tons of rubbish must be removed before the rescuers can reach the imprisoned men, and this labor, together with the foul air aud the shattered condition of the sup ports of the mine, renders the work veiy difficult and dangerous Aid has been sum moned from other towns and it is hoped that the fate of the unfortunate men will sooii be learned The Cause of the Explosion The cause of the explosion has not been ascertained, but it is thought that the fall ing of the shale rock m one of the tunnels forced out the gas into the mam corridot and an explosion ensued The mine has been in a dangerous condi in an adjoining pit, by which five miners lost their lives The pit was flooded, and it is said by some that the water gi adually forced tbe gas mto the pit winch was tbe scene of the disaster Abersychan is a town of about 15 000 pop- ulation, and its inhabitants are employed in W numerous manufactures It has exten- sive iron works, and in the district about are many coal mines. The nearest city of importance is Newport, ten miles away, which the railway extends Bodies Hiinlbly Mutilated Although snmehft} bodies have boen taken f ut, the ghastly work is only at its bogin mug, and a ast amount of labor will be re- quired to c ear away tile debris and recover i he tuut liiuuiu Lli tliu yi t i nobodies t ken out are w hoilibly mulfluted c xcept in two or thi ee roses identification is imposbible, recognition being rendered doub- ly doubtful by the fact thnt the men, owing to the close and heated atmosphere of the mine, wore no clothing whatsoever except heavy boots to protect their feet from the flinty bottom Han They Died. The noise of the explosion was heard a mile away The gearing of the shaft was thrown high into the air amid a volume of flume and a dense column of Biuoke The physicians in attendance pronounce half of the number of dead to have boen killed by fire and concussion and the other by suffocation. Several of those rescued alive have since died THE KNIFE IN COURT Further Evidence In tbe Trial of Chalk ley Lecojiey at Camden CAMDEN N J Feb 7 In the Leconey murder trial Dr D H Bartine continued his testimony The witness sold that when he saw the murdered girl the blood had ceased running from her veins and had formed a large pool about her head. Wit- ness identified the butcher knife he saw on the morning of the murder The prisoner gazed at the knife, but not a muscle of hia face moved The doctor believed that Annie Leconey'a throat was cut while she was hi the position where the body was found, and while she was in a state of syncope Constable W illiam Naylor was re-called by the state, and that in conversation with Leconey on the morning of the murder Leconey told him that be suspected the col- ored man Lingo The state then brought in for identification the clothes which were on the murdered girl's body They were all stiffened and darkly stained with blood and presented a sickening sight The prisoner gnxed intently at each article it was lifted up Mrs. Lavery on cross-eramina tion, said there four plates on the breakfast table Only three however, hud bcon used The knives and forks were taken np lay on the dresser Some dishes boon washed and were in the dripping pan, others hud been wiped and were piled up There were some dishes in the dishpan still unwashed A clenn plate on the table was on the side of the table next to the door which opened on the shed Ihere wae a knife and fork on the table beside the clean plate, and a clean cup and saucer The line of this searching croeB-eramina tion was evidently for the purpose of sub- stantiating the prisoner s story that he went down mto the citron field leaving Annie clearing away the breakfast dishes and waiting for the colored faiui hand, Francis Lingo to come in and eat hts breakfast Coroner James D Stanton was the next witness When asked by the prosecutor if he saw any evidence of an assault, he said he riirl not He declined to express an opinion as to how long Annie had been dead when he examined her though he said that the upper portion of the body was warm County Physician W illiam H was then called and gave the result of his eram matron of the body He identified the knife which he said fitted the Incised wound m the throat below the gash. The witness said he asked Chalkley how he accounted for it (the murder) and whom he suspected. Chalkley first said he didn't know what to think. A certain colored man pi unused to be there at wuik that moruing and he harln t appeared He (Leconey) didn't want anything said about it, but Lingo was the only one he suspected Ad journed for the day FKIDAY AKTKKNOON, FKBKUARY THE WORLD'S FAIR BILL 1890. TWO Further Adventures of Measure at Albany the FINAIU IHr SFNUr Hu The Assembly Delaj It Atal mill a loiifeieuce Committee Hint Will Not Agree la ill Ihe An rollow the Senates Lead? Ai Feb he woi Id a fair bill gain rebumcttd m the senate THE NEWS IN BRIEF I Duibcd at a Haiti Fire GIKHS FALLS, N Y Fob 7 Man- sion hotel and a small building adjoining were burned yesterday A C Stone, land- lord, hia wife, and three children escaped in their night clothes. Stephen Cote, a French doctor, was badly burned and jumped from a back window to a shed beneath. Anna Buckley and Julia Welsh, two seivante, escaped In a similar manner Lizzie Farrar jumped from a front window and sprained hur ankl" Lizzie March fought her way down the front stain through the Rbe badly burr.-d about the face nnd hands. Nelson Somrier, a flremnn, was slightly binised by a tailing wall Train Robbera Caught. FOHT Smia, Ark Feb 7 Mar- shal McMurray arrived here from Oswego, bringing R, T Goings and Adam J Erlenbealh charged with being partici- pants In the Pryor Creek train robbery in the Cherokee nation the 24th of last Novem- ber, when 0 TT Johrjou nu held np and relieved of The men were arrested, one In the other la Oawego Agent Johnson Is here, but cannot positively identify the men Thrown from II Tiatn. BINOHAHTON, N Y, Feb 7 T. Finch, aprominentcitirtiiandex supervisor, W" thrown from an Erie Uaiuat Tfirkwood and seriously injured. He was puming from Mr to another when the train rounded a curve and he his balance Held fur Hulpractiee. BoBi-oir, Feb. W Harris, also Mi-a. Dr Lntlgate, who were arrested in ware arraigned in court On two com- plaluti for criminal and were held in for examination TSe tnlfhfnl Absolved from Pasting. Rove, F b. 7 pope Inued de- e i powering bishops In all oountrloa in inttueoit prevailed, or stilt lo n1 the falthfnl from the obli ratlm f 11 ti IK The riipe'n Brother Dying. ROMU Fib 7 Cardinal Peed, brother of the p p who is miftVnng from pneumonia, Is me, mubez zlecl t2 (XX) of the firm s nioiiuv Mayor Hujnes of New ark N I juinpe 1 ou aud ciayou p ti ut fhnn self which the city council hint seem willing to pay foi Ihe latest trust is a book ul lisl e s trust to bt f rnnd m >ew i m i e, tho cheap reprint publishers Is Mayor Kirk of S} i acus N his bei n uuammousl> rfcuomnmtecl b> the Donu crats for a second term Audiew Carnegie has ifftu 1 t present PitUburg la with a llbrtirj whl h will cost tl 000 000 Mnyoi Uiant of New lusiijumtel City Ju Ige Leicester Ho i i ii s i 11 vate societal) in lace of 1 I Lttuu whom he aj pointed city cha 1 mi Mi Hoi at bun been a law [11111 f Bouiko Cockran BOHOIH 1 tit nl 1U-IM11 Mart lid N 'i I b lht of Miss luiloe Muijjht -Yilbml Hiss li of Butfalo (c, uiu 1 at tlit f tht bride s parents o i 1 ultnt street in dti a labt evening H Sumd liopkin tr bum rheol jjHiil ininiM a cousn f tht bridt s pel ft i mo 1 the 113 Mi T Hui net Ihilii I[ la who is also a cousin of Miss Stui fiib is maid of h i i Ihe wed ling was not tin Ittborate one only relatives of the bndo an 1 and a few Ultimate friends in Ueneva prfs ent besidtt. the out of town guests the m t pr Jiiuneut of whom wtie ex President and Mrs Cleveland They armed in the n orn mg at 11 o clock and st pert nt the Frank 1m house The ex pnsi I nt htld a lu j tifn at the Fiunklm h use fiom 4 t j 11 (k in the afteinoun and shook h inly wnh 1 citizuis. Mis bios n gave a luncheon to Mi ilson 13 ss 11 and other lelatives win h Mi an 1 Mis. Cleveland attended wards s 11 al lumbers t f the party including the x proi lent vinitcd tht II I ai t college Itbr ir} bull ling B was tj a close an 1 th foil wing jfiicers wue ilott d D M llcmas Chi cago pr si I nt J h mns H ]S secretary Jts ph I inn} lust vi prea lent lit ni} 1 rstetge stconl it i presi lent niui S 1 Feckham treabin i Ih lext conventl n will bu hold in llllulel- pbia in Mnv IbW m Handled Mint rs Out BIRMINGHAM Kl 1 ive 1 un lied (nilipis are out at J >hn an 1 slopes of the Blue tie k mines in ity four miles from Bli Ih n ties an 1 rails tuk n t 10 n it is not a question ot w ag s has spared no expense in miners comfortable, and has put up good houses for the woikmen an 1 ai ranged for schools and churches I) B. KnwIN FISCHER Has removed to 216 EAST STATE 81KKET Deit door to Library Hall JOHN H. BACHES, AW FOS8T A Biuum BtJiLDrao corner Wurren Street" AW NO SMAriKRINO, NO NON-WWENTMI.H, HO SONSKiNBE In Ito OOuKht. OF TRAINING Modsru fnl TivMng, AtUntlou, factory ProgiA- The Shorthand I )epar tineiit Offer, the very fvnlitiw for acquiring skill m SUnog-phy RAPID AND PKOGRRSP tJJARANlKH D. Muring, Oluja in Bhorthand 3d. For J.1IOMAH J SlbWABT, Box H, N J. C .T 1O and ta South Oroene is want props nil heading 1 he company To Investigate Electrlo T Ightlng BOSTON, Fob 7 Maynr Hurt and a com- mittoo of aldermen and heads of depart- ments have gone to New York to witness a test of a new system of interior electrical cuuduits, by which, it is claimed, that build- ings can be protected from danger of being set on fire by electric Mayor New- of Lynn, is also on the train The test la made at tbe request of various hnlMero and iindnrw-ltera, and it is hoped that some common i ules may be adopted which will be followed In the comli action of all new buildings. A Serious Panhandle wreck. STEUBEN vir r K, 0 Feb second ooction of train No 6, east bound, And No 3, a west bound panenger train on the Panhandle railroad, collided Bow- erston, O Engineer Martin and the lire- mart of the enat hrnind train WATO rutrlly icMded and bruised. Martin's Injuries will probably cause his death The engineer of No S had disobeyed his orders in not side- tracking his train at Boweiston to allow No 6 to paw Operators and Miners Meet. ScoiiUATB, Feb conference of operators and miners' representatives cod on an advanced rate of wages but has disagreed on the manner in which the loaded wagons shall be ganged, and is likely to cause a sei Ions breech, and a strike may yet occur The them selves m being discouraged over the ad- vance in wages and the shortening of the hours of labor Secretary Yracj's Condition. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 Scvfetary Tracy remained at the White all most of the time sitting np in his room He is Kiadually regaining hf, strength. He not receive any vbiturs, thongh member! called and left their c-rds. Secretary Traoy has not yet seen his daughter, wilder ding, ilnce the fatal night before tht fire. Attached for Libel. NPW HA.VBN, Feb 7 -The Evening tor Ims boon attached for in a brought by Dr George F. of libel A Millionaire Suicide NICE, Feb 7 peculiar suicide, which has just occurred here, is that of Pierre Ra- mnnHJng, A Frnnrh boarding at a villa in town He purchased a coffin last week and ordered a vault pre- pared in the pretty hill cemetery that over- looks the port He also arranged bis affairs before committing the fatal act, so that when his body was discovered in his room, a will was found on the table, by the provisions of which was left to the widows and orphans of Bt Etlenne, the balance of hin money being given to the widows of the gendarmes, or local police, of the same city is "aid to have boon entirely He was a bachelor, of about middle age His body was interred according to the full directions which he left in writing Did Knapp and Woodruff Fight? AUBUHN, N Y Feb 7 is rumored on the street that 6en. Knapp, chaii uiau uf the Republican State committee, and Col Woodruff, ex-postmaiter, recently settled an old grudge in a fistic encounter Some said the trouble was the breaking out of an old fanrl which dates bank to the election of the southeia central officers, some years ago Mr Enapp is a candidate for {fie postmastership of this city, and is far from being the choice of Mr Woodruff Both gentlemen den; any knowledge of the en- counter, but it is greatly believed that one took place A Philadelphia Man for Bishop. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb W F. Nichols, rector of 8t James' church, Phila- delphia, has boen elected assistant of the Episcopal diocese of California He is 43 years old, and received his education at Trinity college, Hartford, and the Berkeley Divinity school, Middletorfu, Conn He was elected bishop of the Ohio in 1S88, but declined. Female Operatives on NASHNA, N H Feb. 7 after- noon about 100 female operatives in tbl room of mill No, 1 struck for the an- nulment of a outdowu in wagci, made week Subsequently the in ml" No 3 also Is now mills it 4 Heal 8afe Dopoilt aod Truss Oo J8 West State Street, Tinnton, H J HAIR ON LADIES' FACES, On Gentlemen s cheeks abote the beaid line between the eyebrows, moles, -n erte redness of the nose etc debtroyed forever without pain or scar, by tbe Electric Nocdle Operation by DK THOS D EOQAN 1826 Sraucs fcTBEBT, PBILA Consultation free Special teriiii to all who come bum a distance Ihe old DE BOAKDMAN w nofdead I u the only Doctor of that name that ever lived in OFFICE 10 WRHT FBONT I ANKlMQ A UKOOK, ipd Ward-ware Generally. MTTKl) PATNlS (AI L BFADES) Bruad and Centre Decorating and Pine Art School, No 140 SOU in BROAD I1ST Crayon, rastel Drawing, and Water-Color Painting. N. J Drawing from the Cast Lile ttluo, Thorough luBdruutiuD m Designing for Decorative end PRACTICAL ART. CLA9BKS open Still rfrouiSto en, 1 to 4 P. U, for PrisM win be awarded every throe M CTus 1, Fine Aria, for txrt Di.wlng from Cut, aaoond, Cltss 2, for the hut De- sign of Decorative Art Subject, 16, warnd, nay enter Classes at any time Open day. Tuition, per moutri II. A. The Importance of purifying toe Wood can- not be overestimated, for without pure blood yon cannot enjoy good health At this season nearly every one needs a good medicine to purify, vitalize and enrich the bluud, H.idnood B Gaisaparilla lo worthy your confidence It Is peculiar In that it strengthens and builds up the system creates an appetite, and tones the digestion, while it eradicates Hood's Barsaparllla Is sold by all druggists. Prepared by C I. Hood Co, Lowell, Mass. 100 Doses One Dollar JUST ARRlVKi) AT M Tne Mine Fire. Feb Idea of flooding the Pettiboue mine has boen aban- I doned 'th.flra A Grand Assortment of Very Novelties in IIAMMUHOO, Among which are entirely new de- sign" never seen before, which we just received through several of tht largest Importing homes in New York. We guarantee that no finer nor bet- ter-made Fmbroiderles In the market, above all, that we are enabled to sell ttusa i--ntlfni qew at positively loner pncw than any New York is able to offer to yon, no matter who they are, for we bought for are able to give surprising bargains to yon. Call compare oar Embroideries with ethers and compare P. 8. Notice hereby give spe cial notice that all tne old Parasols and Irom 1889, left hete for covering and mast be called for within SO from this date, or will be sold for 15th. WALUS', Koot and Shoe Maker, OUSTOM WOBK A BFBCTAMY Repairing of All done In the Best Manner 188 Broad Street, TrenUm IBM M. H. VOOBMKKS, Hair iresser, 910 Horth Street T-dlK Children S out MM] culled. Dry and Wet Sham Hsir Blewhed any Manufactures every description of Ornamental Hilt Combings made up low. Besjectfnlly, M M VOOEHEE8 Thaie Is not nor h" there ever been u sareonreeu INSON'S experience thn rhost or "rKkuV l BARK a and gUengthener IKY THTSM Twenty yew experience Tne nnesi mow- the roost Bkniftl compounding for Couchs, Colds, Croup AND AOTK ASt MALARIA niiv'i "KKUIIVIAN BARE BirTKRfl, the f J OriuCI BOuBS the Twenty-one W. SEAnUAit OF1IUIAN, Corner State and wan en BUseta, (Font Richer TKHNTON, H 1 (8 A H. TO UP." The Bye a Specialty. rilHH 25 NORlH WARRRN LOOK OUT FOR BARGAINS We have purchased the store North of us and intend to build on the two lots l ho lincul Slorc in iron Ion! We most get rid of uor stock to do thl., RliADY-MADIi CLOTHINUl 'N 1 l 1 C It 3 I IL t H J. Proprleto.fc nnrrrmt i J, B, IIOBEN8ACK, PHIT ADFI.PHIA, PA The lading .peclallst in Youthful Impra- denos men contemplating itnd for Book. Sent On .cOelptofSo Consultation hours Mil P. II., from P. 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