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The Record-Argus from Greenville, Pennsylvania • Page 1

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The Record-Argusi
Greenville, Pennsylvania
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THfe PLOW WOMAN THE PLOW WOMAN THE EVENING RECORD. THE PLOW WOMAN THE PLOW WOMAN za. .1 ESTABLISHED 1897, No. 3114. GREENVILLE, SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 1907. PRICE, CENTS FUJI COPT, 1 -PW CASH Pitt National Bank of Pitta- burg Announces Its Suspension BY COMPTROLLER'S PERMISSION But Rldgely Denies That He Ordered the Bank to Issue Statement Saying Depositors Will Receive Dollar for Dollar. Washington, Dec. the o.Uce of comptroller of the currency It was stated that the Fort Pitt National bank of plttsburg was not closed by order of the comptroller but on the request of the dtrectors of the bank, who applied to Bank Examiner Cunningham to take, charge of the Institution on behalf of the comptroller. Dec. Fort Pitt National bank at 220 Fourth avenue has closed Its doors upon an order of the comptroller of the currency. The closing of the bank came In the of a surprise, for tne report of Its condition, published by orddr of the comptroller of the currency, was not discouraging. While It was known in financial circles that the Institution was struggling against difficulties, It was generally believed that it had passed through the crisis and would be able to keep Its head above water. The following statement was Issued: "In the opinion of the directors the Fort Pitt National bank is solvent, its (reposits wtil Be pater in full. Yesterday the clearing house committee directed that a large amount of cash should be raised and placed In the bank at once. Under the present financial conditions this course was Impossible. To continue In business the bank would have to pay out Its clearing house exchange In currency, which In a few days would ex haiipf Its ready cash. In fairness to the depositors the only course open to the board was to suspend business. As rapidly fis possible HIP nrnontits outstanding will be collected the depositors paid. Thoro In nut Iho slightest reason to fear thsit the depositors will suffer any losj other llnm the dp- lay incidental to the MCCHH- I nary collections." Perhaps a score of depositors were loitering about Its entrance shortly after the regular tine for the Institution to open for the duy. Some went In and were by one of the tailors that the dlfilcully not Kiont. Th3 Fort Pitt XUlonal bank was flrsl organized In I860. Its present or- gi-n'zatlon dates from 1,879. The directors are; H. C. 13'a'r, Myron L. CiiHe ,1. B. llerroti, Ch-rles R. Uml- y. George A. Macbeth, Owen lie- Cinn, W. D. McKcofrey, n. S. Hobb, F. L. Stephenson, Francis .1. Torrance. B. C. Weaver and George I. Whitney. are e'ght active politicians among the 8ft men who have been empaneled fur jury duty at the special term of Dauphin county court, beginning uary 27 next, for the trial of the 14 alleged state cnpltol looters and grafters. Five of these are Democrata ninl three Republicans. Sixty of the SO men are worklngmen, 11 are farmers, it) mechanics, 7 laborers, 2 minors, merchants, 5 clerks nnd 1 bank One was formerly a contractor state supplies. Cash Racket Store Teachers bible, Burster's reference, illustrated, colored maps, red uijder gold, rouud corners, gold titles, size 5x7i in. only "Other.grades tO 40C tO I5C Wriiing Papers in holly, rose all over holly, carnation, style boxes 25C Qth'er grades 8C tO IOC ilimbrelas liije gift umbrellas style Imn.dleu trimmed. and sterling sil- handles 2.48 assortment 01 ladies' and gei.ts'-umbivl in the very latest btyle SO, I.QQ Celluloid I oilet Cases Better values and more art isr tic shapes and (Wt-ring than genuine b'Ush and hand 4.50 tO 1.25 Toilet and Manicure Sets in ebony, mountings, French French grev, gold iate.i., 8 75 down to 1.00 Military Sets in genuine bin -t, rling silver mounting-, fancy ster- Special Handkerchiefs Ladies' embroidered handkerchief's, one dozen iu box, very nobby $1.25 NEW BECOMES CHAIRMAN Republican National Committee In Session at Washlnnton. Bee. RepuWI- Notional commttteiv wlilch was enl'pil lo meet here for HIR purpose of a thus pud plnrp for ho'd'ns; neptibilcin convo'illon ivvl yp-ir WPS "p-r rri for an hour the Shore-hum t'o'e' irt nsiile from o'RrHoti of Ai'Mns I ri'iu Harry S. Mo-v lo "11 the 'if ihf unpxplrcd term of roriPlyon sexton was confined to iVMnlls. Mr. Now no opiio-IHon r.nrl the vo'" was uMan'nifvi. HR a br'ff tl I'l-vt'o'i, jiro'V'i- Inn lo devoid nl! his toward for a pud 'rMWM'tinl fc-v vert'on. A forivnl v'r. T-'Mil 'o president. Uii 1 fr'ends of the various cil'P which rifvVre to st'ciire the "'otf -I'ctlvely iit work. Thtirc here from Kansas C'ty n.rd and while there -o dfT'-'t'on from Chicago a great dcnl of work Is helni; -lone in behalf of Hint c'ty. Today's sesKlon fc" Itsti'tiins to (he claims ot tin- various and nfler the como the The Pshl I OMVCSII and KITIKIIS City in IHMIP. Of iho R4 mt'ml-era of the fiOMi lo ore 'o I'e plodtsed to -Hid an number to Chirr-so vriHi of fho "omtnittet- nre Taft Arrivcr at Berlin. Berlin, Dec. of War Tuft and the members of his party arrived hero last evening from Russia and after attending a reception in his honor the ser-ietary and his son departed for Hamburg and Cuxhaven, where they will embark on the steamer President Grant for New York Mrs. Taft at the same time 'eft for Paris. Allots Only 25 Washfnfttou. Dec. Tho de of the treasury has accepted bids for Panumu c.tnal bonds i.o the amount $25,000.000. The Hvcrase price of ill the bids accepted 101! Under terms of the law and rhe tary's acceptance of these bids the allotments of bonds lo Individuals and institutions 'will be routined to the i small subscriptions from siii.tinii down 'o $20. DIE BY HUNDREDS IN ML PIT Disaster Near Fairmont, Bids Fair to Eclipse All Others in Its Tragic Importance I an hour a or more persons had assembled and throughout the day a stream of new arrivals have come, until the rescuers nro hampered by the vast, crowd, which numbers several thousand. The only miner who has emerged from the doomed mine alive Is a foreigner, whose name has not l.een ascertained. A Fairmont Clarksburg car had been slopped between Ihe two entrances to the Monongah mlno Just after the explosion and Conductor MacDonald heard cries of men from an abandoned opening of the mine. He and passengers on the car ran to the opening and succeeded iu rescuing Ihe foreigner alive, as well as taking out the bodies of two dead miners, one of whom was a brother of the rescued one. 300Coffins Ordered. The Fairmont Coal 1 company officials have made no statement as to the cause of the disaster, but 'Manager Watson early In the evening estimated the dead at about 200, but. this estimate has since been shown to be far under the truth. The company has i sent over 300 coffins to the mine. I Gov. DawBon of West Virginia, who Is In Washington altendlng tho rivers and harbors congress, left for Charles' ton last night and announced that he would at once Institute a rigid Investigation Intd the causes of the dlsas- tor. The last legislature enacted more i stringent mining laws and placed the i mine inspection department on a much better basis. Gov. Dawson wired the chief mine Inspector and all his deputies to go to ihe scene at once. The last report on mine says: "Monongah mine Is located one-half mile south of Monongah on the Monongahela river division of the Baltl- Group to Group of Weeping more On)o ra ii r0 ad. It Is a drift mine operating the rittshurg coal on 400 LOSE THEIR Officials of Fairmont Coa. Have Ordered 300 Coffins to Receive Coipsea of Victims MISSING GIVEN UP FOR DEAD Thousand! of Persons Surround Mine Entrance and Await Reports From Dark Silence Within Hopel No Hopel" Is the Word Brought Out by Rescue Parties and Passed From and Orphans. Fairmont, W. Dec. far the most terrible disaster In the history of the coal mining Industry In i i. i I mine in cans of five pounds Virginia and perhaps the Worst The ugea Qf a In the United States occurred at 10:30 a. m. at the Monongah mines of the Fairmont Coal company, a subsidiary company of the Consolidation Coal company, controlling many large operations on the Baltimore Ohio railroad In this'state and Maryland. At least 400 men were iu the mine when a terrific explosion, declared to have been caused by fire damp, wrecked both No. 6 and No. 8 open- Ings of the working. The concussion was felt all over the surrounding country, houses were wrecked, windows broken and many persons near the mines knocked down and injured. Of the 400 men In the mine'only one man escaped with his life and at mid- and return night it is stated beyond doubt that the double entry system. Ventilation Is produced by a fun and was good. Drainage was also good. Report by Mino Inspectors. "All powder was carried Into the capacity, fair quality. Pettlbone Jury Completed. Boise, Idaho. Dec jury to I'oar the case flenriTO A. Pettt. I onn. churged wMh murdor of Hov. Slennenlmrg, ihan boen lompleted. Fancy Gents' Suspenders each in. fancy box 50C Ladies' and Gents' Mufflers white and black, in silk and mercerized tiOWB tO 5U.C Lndies', children's and in fancy borders, heimtitched, embroidery i inree-miie corporauuu uue uuu ICLUIH ---o--- edge and and Silk assorted pHt-j mlnutes on a wage that he every other miner is dead, terns dOWIl tO 4C could do the six miles in 40 minutes. ironion, Dec. Jen kins, the pedestrian who defeated Dan in a match by two a race of 20 minutes and 11 seconds, walked from Railroad street to the Doll and Toys (On Display now on Second Floor) Teddy bears iu white and Saturday, Dec. 1, 1901. brown. lingail., 1.50 Ink an'fj Wfhi Sets gold plated, ed styles and li 425 down to 25c Jewel Boxes assorted sliap sizes, nice new rns, 2.50 tO 1.00 6.00to25c toys (number three.) Dolls Of all Railroad Equipment kid body, Chum, bisque ami a Bnal8) glgnal Towers, Bridges, Turn Cellliloid from 1.50 tO 1C Tables, Hound Houses, Tun- Toy tO 50C Go-Curls aiid doll carriages, Mechanical $1.00 to $25.00. in and wood, largft assert- Electric Trains, $3.50 to $4.50. lo flmose from I Rfl Tfl 9RR Mechanical Toys. lOc to $20.00. nv-nt locnooob nom Doll Houge Furnlture gets, lOc to Wagons and go-carts QQ tO IOC I Doll Furniture Sets, 50c to $2.00. Vi'V I Kn i Doll Beds, lOo to $6.00. Hubby horses I.UUtO (OC CompleU line Children's Furniture Children 1 toy dishes ill china Beds, Chiffoniers, Taoies. and tin ...1,50 down tO lOc Se ee Paint hexes, nice line Do ii Go-Carts, 25c to $8.00. Doll Carriages, GOc to $10.00. Doll English Carriages, $4.50 to 113.60. Trunks, 25c to $3.50. Humpty Dumpty Sets, 60c to $16.00. L8ad Soldier Sets, 2Bc to $6.00. Tool Chests, 25c to $8.00. Everything for the Christinas Tree. Ornaments, Baads, Icicles, Candles, choose I'rom 35c to 5c Cliil.iren's 50c0 IOC New line salad and plates, only 50c Pictures and Frames Entire new line just received, new frames, new subjects, all the latest, styles 5.QO to 10o Thousands of persons have assembled at the mine entrances and 250 men comprise the rescue parties, one of 100 men working at. No. shaft and the other of 150 men at No. C. At this hour between 75 and 100 bodies have been encountered by tho rescuers, but only 26 have as yet been brought out. Work of Rescue Impeded. The greatest damage was done at the mouth of 'No. 8 shaft, where the fan house and other buildings were destroyed by the explosion. Engineer Rice was caught in the wreckage and perhaps fatally injured. He has been taken to the Fairmont hospital. A negro, John Newton, was standing on the bridge over the West Fork river near No. 8 and was knocked down and seriously injured. He has been taken to the Fairmont hospital. Charles Honacker, a white boy, was supposed to have been knocked off the bridge into the river and drowned, but later a body believed to be Hon- acker's was found in the mine, -which he entered shortly before the explosion. The work of rescue at No. was In aTrecTTon. Rescue parlies of miners who have friends and relatives within the mine at different times attempted lo go In the mines through these openings but were driven back. It is said 3SO men have been checked oft aa In the mine when the explosion occurred. Of these 6 are dead and 5 reached the surface through an air shaft. These, however, are at the miners' hospital here in a precarious condition from Injuries. The exits of both mines ore choked wHh debris. Indications are that a majority, if not all, In the mine are dead. It Is said the officials of the mine hare ordered 280 coffins shipped to Monongah as soon as possible. C. W. Watson of 'Baltimore, president of the Fairmont and Consolidation Coal companies, was at Parkersburg when he received news of the explosion and was rushed to the scene by special train. All Is confusion and definite Information Is meager. Partial List of Victims. A partial list of the dead follows: Francesco Larlo, Spanny Urban, Fred Cooper, John Herman. Larney Hindman, Bill Sloane, Charles Honaker. These men escaped: Peter Rosbelg, the Polander who was rescued by Skinny McGraw's relief party. The injured: Byce, Joe Newton. In the mines: Dennis Sloane, O. Rosbeig, Rogers, son of James Rogers, six McOraw boys, Trader, Fred Rogers. William Steaky, John Halm, Fred Cooper, John Hlner- man, Lonnle Hlnerman, Frank Mooney, Alfred Miller. John Miller. Lon- nle Moore, Moore. John Ccyse, William Ceyse, Andy Morris, Thomas Donald, Jefferson Fluharty, Scott Sloane, Kid Davis, Dennis Sloaue, Floyd Ford, Davis Rlggin, William Coffman, Sam Thompson, Scott Martin, Clarence Morris, Charles HOB- nokor, Leslie Siiraggs, Htirrlr.on Martin, John Ringor, Homer Pyles, Smith. Rush Coffins to Fairmont. Plttsburg, Dec. 75 caskets and boxes at once." from Fr.lrmor.l evening from Ha who penod to reach livit shortly after the'Monongah m'neil' sartor occurred. Every available In the c6ttl- pany's employ wns to Ihe warerooms rind tho nn'so of h-immers soon i "Rounded thror-H the building. rU'vntors shot, tip itndcd to llu'ir r.apnclty rv! ''i MI the B'dnwnlk In Du'iue'-np w'-y covered with I'fvi's In wh'rh incafod or.skelfi. wore hastily lo.i'l-f) and sped to Hip BaHlmnio ft Ohio staMnn, wheio car'ord of 21 wan made up and attached to the Irilin for Pp until 9 inr.t. night all the men worked nxlrn hcvira to get 51 more caskets aboard a Inter train. It Is expected that nn order for 200 rnovo additional co.Tltis will be received. CASH RACKET STORE GEO. 142 MAIN STREET, TABLER, GREENVILLE, PA Candle Holders, Iron Fences, Impeded owing lo Ihe wrecking of the Mats, Tinsel, Moss, Snow, Tree Holders and Animals. Bantu Claus Figures, 6c to 75c. Christmas Trees, lOc to $8.00. Five Hundred $1.60 Jointed sewed wig, moYing eyes, fine biso Lot extra value Jointed Dolla, GOo. BOGGS BUHL. ALLEGHENY, PA. Thousands of Dollars will be spent during the holiday season for Xmas gifts, and it is evident that we are going to have our share of it. We have our store stocked with the largest and most up-to-date line of Furniture of all descriptions, over 9,000 feet of floor space which gives our customers a line second to none to select from, An old-fashioned Christmas season is on, and from the great number of presents we have laid away for Christmas delivery it is certainly convincing evidence that the money stringency is is not hitting Greenville very hard. Have We Your Order? Gibson Furniture Company fan houses, the workers being unable to penetrate far owing to the deadly gases, but at midnight a new fan has arrived from Shinnsto'n, a nearby mining town, and this will be In operation 'within an hour or two, when the bodies of scores will be brought out from this shaft. Men are now clearing away the wreckage near the Mouth of No. 8 and only a short distance from the mouth a bad cave-In has been discovered which may delay greatly the recovery of bodies. Pat 'McDonald, a boy, who was standing on the river bridge at No. 6 mine, was blown off the bridge, hut escaped with minor injuries. No Hope for Entombed Men. Superintendent Bucltman of tbe Monongah mines stated at midnight that there was not the slightest doubt of all tbe men In tbe mines being dead. He estimates tbe number of int. yrlsoned miners to be between 350 and 400. Throughout the night great crowds of wailing women and children congregated about the mine entrances and tbe scene Is heartrending, as all now know that there Is not tbe slightest chance of their loved ones being alive. The first explosion was at 10; 30 a. m. and was followed a few minutes of the miners and day hands use a mixture of the oil furnished by the company and kerosene. With the exception of the oil and small per cent of shooting on the solid, the mine law is complied with. With the present mine development and equipment and a full force of men this mine is capable of producing tons a day. "The second opening meets the requirements of Ihe law. Two accidents, one fatal and ono non-fatal, occurred In this mine. Both were caused by the falling of coal. Rules were posted, blankets mid stretchers kept on hand. A of this mlno extending to July, 190G, has been furnished this office. This mine has been temporarily shut down for the last six or elfj'ht months." i Will Boyce, engineer of Xo mine, I died at 11:30 o'clock last night at the mliieris' hospital. His body had been terribly crushed. Joe Newton, a colored man who was his assistant, will die. He has a compound fracture of the skull, his right eye Is pone, one finger was taken off and he has a compound fracture of the leir. Possibly 500 Dead. At 11:20 the work of taking the bodies out. of Ihe commenced. There are 26 bodies just Inside which will be brought out now Him. the crowd has cleared away. II IK generally believed that all the imprisoned i men are dead, numbering from 350 to 500. The work of rescue In N'o. mine is progressing rnp'dly. Two strings of cars and two electric motors were wrecked In Ihe main heading and until Ih'n rtabris can be cleared the dead cannot removed. The cars are located about 3(10 feet within the heading. By crawling over the of the cars it is possible to gel imst tho wreckage and into the mine. Here the work of rescue is goina on. The headings leading from the main hea.l- I ing are being cut off liy canvas barricades. As tho party progresses the bodies of some of the worker are found. The men are in terrible s'lmpe being burned and torn. They nre covered and placed out of the WHV while the workers go on trying to reach the Interior of the mine, whore it may be possible that some living men are imprisoned. Americans Head Rescuers. The rescue crows nre under the romumnd of the few American mill- urs who were not In Ihe mine at the lime of the explosion. Umlei these men are the Italian laborers, who are doing good work. As fast an one crew becomes faint from the excessive volume of poison In Ihe air they are relieved hy fresh crews. As far hack as the men have reached the effect of the explosion is everywhere evident, Loose coal and debris bar the way. Dust several Inches thick lies on the door and as one walks it is stirred up, adding to tho discomfort of the rescuers. When the safety lamps are held toward the roof the flickering of the (lame and 'U chnmdng color shows the presence porous gases. Speculation Is rife among the miners of experience as to what was the cause of the explosion. It deems to be the general belief that the trouble was caused by what is usually known as black damp. It Is the opinion of the miners that someone must have put. off a shot which "blew out" and thus Ignited the gas. Such opinions are mere speculations, however, and the real cause of the disaster will not be known for sume time, if ever. The No. 6 mine is connected with Mo. 8 by a heading far back over the hill from No. 8 opening. Hence tbe explosion was felt in both mines and This telephonic order reached the National Casket company's office, Seventh street and Duquosne way, i Harrlsburg, Dec. 7. Gov. Stuart has approved the site for the new State 'Hospital for Injured (Miners In the coal fields near Shamokln, to located close to Unlontown, Northumberland county. Butler, Dec. C. Duncan of (Petersvllle, the oldest pumper In the oil fields, fell 50 feet from a derrick and was perhaps fatally Injured. Legs, arms, collar bone and two ribs were broken i Wheeling, W. Dec. Ridpath, Indicted for first degree murder for killing his mother-in-law, has been saved from chair by the Jury, which, after being out 14 hours, In with a second degree verdict Altoona, Dec. the second section of train No. 21 was rushing toward this city at a rate ot GO miles an hour Mrs. (Eva Kohdner, a Russian emigrant woman, gave birth to a child In one of the emigrant cars. I Scranton, Dec. Ditch- I burn, the Carbondale miller, who was ground to death In breaker rolls at i Washna's mine near Mayfleld a few days ago, was pushed into the rolls, according to statements made to Coroner Stein. This is the Youngest Jewelry Store in Greenville, This Being the Sixth Christmas Showing of Staple and Holiday Goods Every Piece of Goods that Leaves This Store Must Wear as Represented or will be Replaced by BENNINGHOFF I can show you the largest line of FLAT and HOLLOA WARE ever shown in Greenville and prices are LOWER THAN THE LOWEST Rogers Knives and Forks at $3.75, $4, $4.50, Rogers' and Gorman's Spoons at $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50. Berry Spoons from $1.25 to $3.50. Soup and Gravy Ladles from $1.25 to J2.CO Cold Meat Forks $1.25, $1.75 Butter Knives 75c, $1, $1.25, $1.50. Childs' Sets $1.50, $1.75, $2 Fruit Knives $2, $3, $3.50 a set Orange Spoons $2, $2.50 $3 a set Oyster Forks $2, $2.50 $3. a set Individual Salad Forks $2.50, $3 I have twenty some patterns In Sterling Silverware which I will not take the space to mention the patterns, Tea and Table Spoons ranging from $4.50 for one-half dozen to $10. Table Spoons for one-half dozen from $10 to $15 Knives and Forks from $7 to $10 Berry Spoons from $4.50 to $7 Gravy Ladles from $4 to $6 Cream Ladles from $1.75 to $3 Almond Spoons from to $2 Olive Spoon and Fork In $2.25 to $4 Cold Meat Forks from $3 to $5 Cake Servers and Cheese Scoops from $2.75 to $3.50 In fact everything in the line of Sterling Tab'e and Toilet ware is lower at Benninghoff's this year than before. I will refund all car fares within a radius of 15 miles on all sales of $5.00 or more. later by still another of even greater 'it seems to have done equal damage in concussion. Few men were outside the at tb'o time and on thii account tbe beginning of effective rescue work was greatly delayed. of tbe disaster wpread 11 He wildfire, throughout the surrounding mltb towns ana in Fairmont, and wltfeln each, it is not established In which mine the explosion first occurred. Back of the hill from No, 8 mine a run cornea down from tbe bills, emptying into the river. Along this MM are several openings, Into the No. 8 wine. The explosion blew coal dust these openings, blackening the them for hundreds of (get i A PARIS CLOAK HOUSE Store of Exclusive Styles WE STILL It is merchandise that has made our remarkable succsss, There is another reason THEY FIT- Every one of our Coats, Suits, Waists Costumes and Maternity skirts. FURS FURS at all Prices and for everywhere else, then see pur's. 708 STATE STI ERIE, J.tvV'4#t> ifi "siJi.lB 3 i' 4

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