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Xffany New Laws Will Be Passed
by State Solons of tlra
CAR SHORTAGE, PASSES,
liquor Traffic Issues in Five
Journal Spodal Service.
Chicago, Dee. 31.A mighty dia
from legislative forces will begin to
echo thruout the -west early in January
when general assemblies convene and
lawmakers take up the sledges to ham
mer out reform enactments. Few
ftSteS are. "Without live issues of a
varied and sweeping character, and the
ea 1907 promises to be prolific in new
more or less drastic.
Railroad reforms stand foremast
imiong the questions that confront the
legislators. The movement in favor of
more rigid restriction is general in its
cope and the anvils will ring with the
beating ont of statutes that range from
anti-pass measures to acts establishing
a 2-eent fare, the latter forming the
Chief iSSUtt in at least eight western
Corporations in general are in for
treatment more or less severe, agitation
being on for new banking laws that
will protect depositors more adequately,
for now insurance laws that will bring
fire and life companies more directly
under the supervision of state commis
sions, and for new taxing schemes that
will provide for greater revenues from
public utility- concerns.
Direct Primaries Sought.
Changes iijL the political system also
are up for act'in in several common
wealths, four i which are pledged to
follow the lea0 o ^Minnesota. Illinois
and Wisconsinijin the enactment of a
law that wilK.4
that will gi-vbeeaf
direct primaries and
N electors a chance to
scalp party bosses and stifle ring rule
by taking into their own hands the
matter of picking party candidates.
The liquor traffic, too', will be an
important part of the year's reforms.
I five states local option laws are to
be presented. Their fate is problemat
ical, but the fact that they will form
rart of the legislative grist has led to
a lining \vp of tne liquor elements and
the temperance forces in preparation
for fierce battle.
The question of taxation will be
another bone of contention in at least
eight states, and measures are being
prepared that provide for changes in
the revenue system. In Illinois a
fight will be made to make the rail1
roads, and other public service corpora
tions pay all state taxes, instead of
imposing them on holders of general
property i While in Wisconsin there will
W An attempt to pas* an ^ac*. _
tfraduatea income tax.
Reform ftw Wisconsin,"
iSWfeconain will keep up*its record for
blazing the path to new Teforma by
considering a bill creating a state com
mission to regulate the rates ^of water,
^electric lighting and gas companies, and
|fto give the railroad commission power
fito regulate the charges of telephone,
^telegraph and street railway companies
"and to contre^the issue .of stocks and
bonds e -all ^public service/ corpora
tions to keep them from being watered.
The great live issue of general in
terest thruout the general assemblies
Of th.6 west, how.ever, is that dealing
with the railroad companies. There
1 are five phases to the question, the
I most drastic and important relating to
lower passenger fares. In eight states,
2geent fares will be fought for. Accom
|panying the reduction in fares is a
gjeneral movement to abolish the pass
1 System, and seven states are preparing
"&Htoll the knell of the annuals with
-which the railroads have kept on the
good side of lawmakers and politicians.
The passage of ithe pass, it is expected,
will be attended by bitter' congests.
Sixteen western states also are ready
to consider bills th at will supplement
the regulator act passed at the last
session of congress. These measures
will seek to enlarge the functions of
existing railroad commissions or to
create new ones where none is in vogue.
I general the idea will be to make
the federal statute which is of inter
state' application, a state act to be en
forced in the boundaries of the va
Oar Shortage "Live" Subject.
I many states, particularly in the
grain and mineral belts, the car short
age has led to great activity on the
part of the voters. Eleven general
assemblies will seek a remedy for the
evil, the main hope lying in a recipro
cal demurrage act, which will provide
a tax of so much a day on railroads
for each day a loaded grain car is left
Standing on a siding after shipping di
rections are given.
The most important bill to come be
fore the Minnesota assembly affects
taxation. A bill will be introduced
providing for the creation of a tem
porary: tax commission to draft -a code
of new tax laws. Railroad measures to
be introduced will provide for a 2-cent
fare, the abolition of the pass and the
establishment of the reciprocal demur
rage plan. The insurance laws will also
come in for revision.
Railroad questions are to the front in
Nebraska. First attention will be giv en
bills to stop passes, to cut fares to 2
cents and to extend the powers of the
railroad commission. This year the re
publicans are pledged to pass a direct
primary law. Insurance bills and rev
enue amendments will be among.other
Issues in Dakotaaa---t-
I Anti-pdss 2-cent farejj-andl'fprim
^election bills will form/the "mosfr-*ira-
.portaht measures, to be considered byvf
fthe South Dakota -assembly. One fight
'will be to pass 4e '.primary election
law as an emergency' measure to pre
vent its going to a-referendum, and as
this can be done xmly by a two-thirds
majority of bo.th houses, a contest, may
1 himself/ both
is promised, and
bills will be senfcJn cutting passenger*
rates ttf^2 cents a. mile. At- present
they nan- 'as', high as ^5 cents' in -some
sections, as^the^Blaclc Hills, insur
ance legislation is not looked for. The
|X electicfe'-otf getiatdr 'Gamble 4b succeed
M.I*ke for altho*'a attempt
\a being made to stir,up a, fight.
Peculiar conditions will "confront-the
tftith general assembly n, tfortjhV Da-i
J There. wilt be *a? d^ooratiifjriv-*
lar "publican majority in
.^uses. and the tfipDfl&licans Jfinost
f^^fc&tf between,.the factflns
April May June
August September October
Kentucky Federal Judge Takes
Issue with New Law in First
Louisville^ Ky., Deo. 31.Judge Wal
ter Evans, in the federal court today,
declared the employers' liability act
unconstitutional. The decision was
given, in the case of the administra
trix of N. C. Brooks vs. the Southern
Pacific railroad, .and is believed to be
the first handed down in connection
with this act.
POWDER MA N AYERS
Powder Company Would Sell
American War Secrets,
Journal Special Service.
Peoria, 111., Dec. 31.Charging that
officials of the Dupont Powder com
pany have offered to the German govern
ment the secret of the manniaetuie pf
thenowilfr ftnd-Ayjiamitft used on Amer-v
ican boats and, by the United States
arntK ^President Robert S Waddell of
the Buckeye Powder ^company of this
city has mailed- a lengthy communica
tion to President- Roosevelt and -to the
senators and congressmen.
The matter is expected to come up
before,:- congress this session. Thru
the- exposures^of 'alleged exorbitant
aged by the Dupont last year cn
by Mr. Waddell, congress took up the
matter and^ppropriated $200,000 for an
experimental station 'for. the manufac
ture of powder.
Mr. Waddell charges that the Dupont
company is a conspiracy, acting in re
straint of trade that under patents it
holds an exclusive monopoly ami com
petition is impossible that'by its let
ters to foreign admiralties and tests of
United States uowder in foreign guns,
its disloyalty tp^the government is
IN GRIP OF ROADS
were picked up.,
Ooa4**chrtr2 Paev 2d ,^jnr*"|beghrfels Ximeffry
Year 1906 Surpasses A Others in the
More building was done in Minneapolis in 1906 than in any other year in
the history of the city, notwithstanding that the building figures for the year
1888 are about $500,000 in excess of the figures for the present year. In order
to make big figures for 1888, the permits for the Guaranty Loan building and
the new courthouse and city hall were taken out in December of that year,
altho the actual work was not done until the next year.
The aggregate cost of the buildings begun this year is $9,452,300, which is
more than a half million ahead of the magnificent record made last year. These
figureB include only the actual cost of construction and do not cover the plumb-
ing, heating and electrical permits, which will probably run over $1,000,000.
A monthly comparison of the building operations in Minneapolis for the
years 1905 and 1906 follows:
Garfield Finds Transportation on
Rivers Is Controlled by
Journal Speoial Serviee.
Chicago, Dec. 31.A Washington
special to the Chicago Tribune says:
That \fche country is in the monopolistic
grip of railroads is established more
clearly than ever by an investigation
Commissioner of Corporations Garfield
is making into the effect of water trans
portation on railroad rates.
For several weeks past there has been
quietly under way an inquiry into the
relations of railroads with canals and
steamship and canal boat lines
The facts unearthed demonstrate that
the railroads have their hands upon the
water transportation, both inland and
coastwise, and that a working arrange
ment even exists with ocean steam
ship companies. The ability of rail
roads to maintain non-competitive rates
and to discriminate between different
sections of the country, thus becomes
In some places reportB show that in
summer shipments by water are 25
to 50 per cent less than by rail and
that in winter, when boats cannot run,
railroads increase their rates.
EIGHTEEN ADRIFT ON SEA
Woman with Party that Escape* Wreck
,-dil Deckhouse Roof.
pui JVanciscoV'Dec. 31.A woman and
seventeen* *men were east adrift on the
roof of the ..deckhouse- ot the American
ship. $reat Admiral when that vessel was
torn to pieces In the terrific gale on Dec.
5, 200 miles west of Gape Flattery in the
Pacific..,. In the middle of the* first night
after the wreck the roof of the deokhouse
parted, and the two fragments drifted
apartj The cabinboy and cook died from
exposure and their bodies were dropped
Into the^.sea.' The survJvojs passed thxu
many, terrible experience* vbefore they
Former-Arkansas Senator i^eted 'as' fife
EUreka Springs Arkr.tfDea^l.For-
mer State SeriatonF.^biButttpfilthis
was given a' farewell reception "b!y clti
^of Eureka Spfng55jfisY,
departure for,Jit^e l&jek yes^erdajr^to.
surrender himself to the authorities^ and' i
priSon'S&httkMi o# two'yearsVfor
F" ^f iS
r wj i i,i
577,830 881,975 684,445
797,225 909,665 438,360
Pandemonium in Zion Taber
nacle when Dowie's Follow
ers Denounce New Leader.
Journal Special Service.
Chicago, Dec. 31.Wilbur Glenn Vol
iva, general overseer of Zion City, was
thrice denounced as "Judas Iscariot,"
"half dog, half devil" and. "robber"
by two followers of John Alexander
Dowie,. who at intervals interrupted
a three hours' meeting in Zion tab
The first interruption, which almost
precipitated a panic in the audience,
took place while the overseer was but
lining an evangelical campaign for the
ensuing week. A two sturdy ushers
clatched at thef accuser's throat in an
effort to.stifle his voice, the enraged man
gaveven% to gurgling epithets
'JIJDASr THEY CRY
AS VOLIVA SPEAKS
at Oyerletr Vbliva,"who, with trembling
voice,- admonished the
loose the man that the "-'faithful1"'
might hear the "unjust charges."
The second outburst followed Vol*
iva's declaration that before a month
had, elapsed he would distribute thru1
out Chicago half a million pamphlets
containing the various Masonic oaths,
from the first to the thirty-second
degrees. This, he said, was reply
to the published statements attributed
to judges who belong to the Masonic
order and who, Voliva said, had de
eiarea tfcna$ t&e ..property-'*fcjSietkyS03&*-
SCOUTS ROBBERY STORY?
Pittsburg Detective Sees Feud In Assault
^'":._/ ori Cleveland Man.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 31.W. S. Morton,
the Cleveland real estate broKer, who was
reported to have been assaulted and
robbed while in his room at a. prominent
downtown hotel yesterday, is still in a
Detective^ Eagan said he was-sure he
would be able to unravel the affair as
soon &s Morton could talk.
XJetectiv.e, Bagan said, that altho Mor
ton claims' he was robbed he doesn't
think that-'robbery was the cause of the
crime, but=som important business deal
was at-the bottom of the attack.
OORET NOT TO MAB&T.
^Parts Tec 31.W. B. Corey, president ox
the United States Steel corporation, has ar
rived here. Any statement that he to to he
married to Miss Mabelle Oilman in the imme
diate future or during his present visit to
Europe is untrue.
HID FROM ALIENS
Monster Battleships, Guns
Anmnraitiyji Fast Being
Journal Special Sewice.
New York, Dee, 3iAn English en
gineer, at present stopping in New
York en rount from Tokio to London,
who for the. last three years enjoyed
peculiar, opportunities. for observation
by reason of his business relations with
the Japanese war office, gives some
facts concerning Japan's" reserve war
strength and its arsenal and shipyard
Since the war, he said, the .office in
Tokio has been as ehary of admitting
foreigners to.knowledge of what is be
xng done in the manufacture of -vvar ma
tenal'as during* the struggle. Outside
of the possible, information gathered
by secret agents of European war offi
ces the world at large has no conception
of the hijrh-pres8ure work going on in
all the war supply factories of7
Japan haB two militaryj arsenals', em
ploying approximately 50,000 workmen.
These arsenals have, extra- night, shifts.
The empire operates four shipyards and
naval arsenals,,. In^ two of them battle
ships .have been built and wo more are
building. Aside from these there are
government steel wojrks for the produc
tion of armor ..plataYAnd material for
big guns,#a government powder factory,
two auxiliary private shipyards and
drydoeks capable of beinjr used for war
purposes within twenty-lour hours.
ThiB is a mass in the potential war
equipment of Japan. Thruout all the
works there is at present not one for
eigner, neither teacher nor workman.
The gates are closed to everoyf Japanese
*s ^ot the -employ the so
The navy yards afcfture, on an inland
sea,_are the largest and best equipped
San PranqisjBo," Dee -olv-^igSi
Oka, the Japanese who *is attempting
to propagate ddet?ines in" this country
which would cause his: instant punish
ment if uttered in* his native-land, has
not,been molested by United States" se^
cret service agents,. .'V
of the paper. vy:
Foreigners Are Denied Admission
to Arsenals as Rush Work
nor is anything kijpwn of the facilities
these factories possess, for the scientific
production of instruments:.-of. war.
J: Building 3Blg Ships.
~I?$&X- *here are between
85,000 and 90 000 machinists, artisans
and laborers living":-'Hin'ere. There are
several other navi: yards employing
several thousand men.
Japanese Who! tfrgfed Killing of
Roosevelt aldlMikado i
Notwithsitandirig the iniignahl ipro
tests of sensible members'.of the Jap
anese colony, arrangements -are beine
made., it.is said, by the publisherrdf
the Kevolution, to issue another c/0p$
I the last issue of his ^paper 45jr
boldly: advocated the aTssassihatio^ of
other prominent:personages.- th^:Koosevelt*
published in Japan, it would be quickly
suppressed and th,e would-'. b-e
Oyama of the Japanese consulate.
WED IN POLICE STATION.
Special ito The Journal.
Grand Forks, N. P., Dee. 81.Ole Ba&rdseU
who .was locked up In the East Grand Forks
police station on a charge of drunkenness, died
TROUBLE AHEAD FOB THE FAT BOY.
The legislative lads*have some reform'snowbi
WANTS A "HU M"
Minneapolis Colored 400 Im
plores Joe Cans for a
Special to The Journal.
Tonopah, Nev., Dec. 31.That some
of Joe Gans' friends at a distance are
suspicious that Joe is maybe going to
turn a trick was shown by a letter re
ceived by Gans this morning. It is
from a eolored fellow in Minneapolis.
In the letter Joe is reminded that when
he was in Minneapolis the colored lads
thereabout rallied to his support and
that he was banqueted, feted and cake
walked to his heart's content. It is
suggested that under the circumstances
it would be downright disloyalty for
Joe to pull off anything without inform
ing the Darktown contingent of Min
A Code Message.
"If .yojr wire, right hand is in
bad shape,' we will take it to mean
you are going to win, and if you wire,
Msy right hand is stronger than ever,'
we will know that, you are going to
lose^' writes the Minneapolis man, and
he doesi not even mark his communica
I consider that letter a rank in-
sult," said Oans. I have been con
nected with, fake fights in the past
and I have told the public about them.
I broke away from bad associates and
began all over again and no one will
ever find me cheating."
It-is a pity for his own sake that
Gans di not make up his mind to leave
gambling alone when he turned from
ways that are dark in pugilism. He is
one of the beat customers of games of
chance hereabouts, and it is said that
his share of the prize money, whatever
it may be, is already mortgaged to the
tune of $5,000. "Playing races" is a
favorite pastime with him, and he has
hairbreadth escapes of landing winning
combinations calling for large amounts.
ROBS PULLMAN CAR,
Bold Bandit Gets $800 and Jew
elr on Train in
Bichmond, Va., Dec. 31.Near La
Crosse, Va., on the Seaboard Air line,
at 2:20 a.m. today, the passengers in
the sleeper of train No. 81, out of Bich
monof, were held up and robbed of
about $800, besides jewelry.
The robbers, two* in number, got on
at Bichmond as passengers and one re-
'jq$ipe& iit a day coach while the^other
wen*.jhrti tEe'isieeper. ?u&l''- r.^.-^-.-
The vBxflSaTOi conductor while at
tempting to arrest th iaali- robbing his
passengers was rihot thru thev arm by
the robber."The man!then.pitljed the
emergency brake rope, stopped the
train,, and with his confederate escaped
to the woods.
Th two robbers' are known to the
Biehmond authorities. They had been
shadowed for:four days, but gave the,
ntherisHpv' -It is expected- they
wulr.BOn *=captured. 4
punished severely," declared Secreta,?y erty 'owaer^ who lived,alone, was- mur-
dered, some time yesterday at his home
in this clt^Ihe. head had. been hacked
with a hatchet. The crime was reported
to the jpollce.. by VViUia.m Fannliis," tlie
murdered man's nephew. Young Pan
ning,who is the dead man's only heir,
is being held for investigation.
SLAIN HEIR HELD
rtloft Mlssourlah Brutally Mui*dered" and
"v 'Wl 'lyep.hew
Kansas. Ctiy fJ Mo 3l.^-Thoma
..editor x., ,#ahiifoir vagea '80^^ years, a wealthy .prop*
AXraTIN, Fannie, negro. Wash
BAILEY, OLLIN L., 35 years,
minister, Newark, Ohio.
BALDWIN, Lewis W., about 40
years old, East Orange, N. J.
BELT, Dr. E. Oliver, Washing
ton, chief surgeon of the Episco
pal Eye, Ear and Throat hospital
and surgeon for Baltimore & Ohio
BELT, Edward M 7 years old,
son of Dr. Belt.
BELT, ST. CLAIR.
BOHRER, Miss0 Corinne M.,
South Brookland, C.
CHAS E, infant child Mrs. Frank
COLE, NELLIE, York, Pa.
COMPHER, NETTIE LEE, 30,
streetcar conductor. a
PRICE ONE CENT IN MINNEAPOLIS.
AFTER TRAIN CRASH
Hundred Killed or Maimed Near Wasi
ington by Wreck in Fog.
REVISED LIST OF DEAD
Newark, N. J.
BOND, J,. A., address unknown.
BOND, S. L., address unknown.
BROWN, Commodore P., com
S JMs-J5allfe V.. year
old, wife of J. Frank Butts, Wasn
ington health department.
CAHER, Mrs. Mary A., identified
by diamond rings.
CHASE, MRS. FRANK R.,
COOK infant cniia or
Mrs. May Cook.
CORNWELL, CARRIE, aged 22,
CROSS, MRS. ROSALIE, 23,
CUNLO, ANNIE, 6, Washington.
DALY, OLIVER L.
GARRETT, EDW, L., 45, Wash
HARRIS, Dr, E* Gaither, Wash
HIGHBEE, George,- 7-year-oia
son of Henry Hignbee.
KELLY, T. A., Kensington, Md.,
engineer United' States capitol.
KING, Professor T. J., Kensing
ton, Met, organist- at Wesleyan
5f. E. church, Washington, and
statistician of the United States
KOLB, LULU V., 25, Washing
LEIGH, FREDERICK, Washing
ton Junction, brakeman.
LIPPOLD, Mary, 30 years old,
Brookland, D. employee bureau
of engraving and printing.
LOWE, A. Lee, Washington,
MEB^CllSr, IWIN^IE B., 25,
METZ, THOMAS, 22, German
^LSSEB^Zir-Timdm^ New York,
De^nwoocL Di Gift
McCAGHEY *-ii-^J youngest
?.^tii^ McCaghey, Baltimore
PEARMAN, MRS. D. G.
BEEVES, Mfes, Takoma, D. C.
BEADING, Miss Anna W. Wash
'ROGEBS, vNorman, 30 years old,
Maripn. Ettd.^ local traffic manager
or the Union Telephone
RTJPPEBT, -JCX-, Washington,
merchant. ^SSBEWBBIDGE Mrs. W.,
^^r.fex h^' Btoewbriage.
STUBGEON, MABEL, 20, Wash
JoIm negro, Balti
more, died in hospital.
COST THREE IMS
Wrong Signal Given at Hawley
Railroad Censured for Using
Special, to The JournaL
Hawley, Minn., Dec. 31.Ooroner
Kaess and a jury have been proliing
for responsibility for the wreck on the
Northern Pacific here on Saturday,
when- _tHree men -were instantly killed
and almost cremated, and has placed
the blame upon the operator at Hawley
station, a mere boy, who had been here
but three nights and was not at all
familiar from the very nature of things
with, local conditions.
The jury returned a verdict that the
sleepers in the caboose of the stock
train came to their deaths by the fail
ure of the operator to give the engi
neer of the push engine the proper .sig
nal. The Northern Pacific road was
also censured for employing incompe
tent help in a place of so great re
I was shown that the cattle train
was in the block between Hawl ey and
Winnipeg Junction. The operator sup
posed the train was' out of the way and
ga ve the push engine a clear block and
so caused the collision. It is not
known here whether arrests will be
All. the injured me..j. "in the hospital
at largo are doing nicely and will re
cover unless complications of some sort
ensue. One of them will lose a leg. it
GOT CASH AND DRINKS
Bogus Liquor Inspector Jailed for Swin
dling at Cass Lake.
Special tp The Journal.
Cass Lake, Minn., Dec. 31.A stranger
posing as a liquor inspector has been
working, a' clever swindle here. He was
admitted to the cellars of saloons to,
sample liquors and invariably found that'
some of them were being offered for sale
unlawfully and that it would take S20
to rtafce a settlement. In three cases
he "made good,'^ but a fourth saloon
keeper was suspicious-and Caused his
downfall. He was "arrested and could
furnish no papers.as an inspector.
^Ltmtofom-lle .Dec,''81.A gift of $50,000
#ent '-Gegte tJ. Xhase *fcf flate* college. Mr.
of tote amount stipulated that
f*ud subscribe upo,
*botmt- wS* secured, an to Oar
nei* l^ar^d^i chk fw ?W,000"
B. &0. "Dead" Extra Plui*
ge into Passenger Train
at Terra. Cottau
Warning Signals Out, Says
Operator White Light,
Washington, De.c. 31.The list of
dead as the result of the appalling
wreck at Terra Cotta on the BaKimore
& Ohio railroad last night has reached*
fifty-three. Inquiry a* the various
hospitals of the city where the injured
have been taken shows a number of
ersons condition is regarded as
The injured number over
I has been decided to postpone he
coroner's inquest until Wednesday.'
This will be the first official step taken
towards fixing the responsibility for the 'tfe
disaster. In the meantime it is un- *tl-
derstpod railroad officials makine a
searching investigation. "\y
Two distinct stories axe today be- 'M
ing told by the friends of those
will naturally be implicated. The
trance to the block on which the acci
dent occurred is at Silver Springy I
I is said local No. 66 from rreSeri ck
had entered the block with a clear1"-
track. Two green lights were then set^W
on the signal tower showing that the^m
plock was occupied. The 'engineer of i
the dead" train which was foUowin
Denies Signals Were White.
Atlhe Takoma station near the cen
ter of the blocks it is said the day oper
ator had tied down white signals, show
ing a clear track, and left his station.
A this indication the engineer of the
"dead" train crowded on ail steam
and forged' ahead at tremendous- speed
in the dark and foggy night and on a,
I was only a few minutes until the
huge engine of the dead train plunged
into the rear of the local just pulling
out of Terra Gotta and only three miles
Operator Phillips at Takoma denies
that his signals were white de
clares he was at his post and that red
signals were shown, showing occupied
tracks. was much astonished to
his two sons, Sdward and St. Clair.
Mrs. Belt was a* home nursing the
youngest son, Norvell) 3 yeara old, who
has asbroken leg.
Hearing of the wreck and knowing
her husband and sons were on the train
it was with increasing horror -she
waited in vain for their coming. She
summoned Dr. Morton, Griffith and
started him in search for the-missing
Dr.-Griffith first visited the hospitals
and then-turned to the morgue.- Here
he found the father and one of the
boys. The little, fellow *s body wa&
badly mangled and nothing 1 but the
trunk of Dr, Belt remained. Lat er St.
Glair was located in a hospital, where
he died.' '"..'JllZZ^S:.y''^
Engineer I Arrested.
The wreck was 'caused'by an engine
drawing eight'empty .ears runhing into
local No. 66, known as the Frederick
Express, just as the passenger train had
pulled out of the station, bound' for thia
Engineer Hildebrand in charge of the
dead'* train,- who was arrested shortly
after the disaster, declares that on ac
count of the dense fog he was unable to
distinguish the signal light at Takoma
Park block station.
Most of the "victims were residents of
Washington and suburbs and the major
ity of these will be buried today and to
The members of the crew of flie train
causing the wreck were-placed under ar
rest by the local police. They are Har
ry Hildebrand', engineer Frank Hoff
mier, conductor J. G. MoOullum, fire
man Robert Hutter, brakeman and W
A. Norris, baggagemaster.
The officials of the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad, who were' unable to fix the
responsibility for the disaster last
night, began an inveetiiration -at
Baltimore today. Engineer-Hildebrand
and the fireman of the dead'' train.
DISASTERS OF 1906
ON THE RAILROADS
March 16Denver & Bio Grande.
near rueblo, Col. 40
March 25Sunbury, Pa., grade
crossing crash 7
March 2b^North-Western, Cas
per, Wyo., washout 9
May 28LouiviUe\& NashTOle,
near Louisville, Ky i.. 8
June 4Providence, R. I Vol
ley car accident. .11
July 2Plymouth-London train,
Salisbury, Eng...... .^Vvi.... .23
July 24Oamden, Wash., Great
Northern wreck 7
Aug. 2dSang Hollow, Pa., col
Sept. 12Ringgold, Ga,#*
electric train, leafes oft bridge.63
Nov. 18WoodviUe, IM., B. &
V. head-on collision .50
Nov^ 29lAwler, Va., Southern
railway wreck (President Sam
uel' Spencer killed).. 4
Dec. '24-i-fihderlin, N. D.. Soo
'passenger -struck by switch
/f.tRxi acorns of oftier wteclbj in the
year from one to four persons were
kitted and hundreds injured.
MCV ,T ,ti?
accordingly slowed down as he entered
the block, to run "cautiously."
train rush past and ex-
pected it to slow down and back up
Instead he heard of the accident in a
Father and 3?wo Sons Perish.
While the wjreek~ Fasr'brought the
deepest sorrow to scores of'Washington
homes, a triple portion visited that of
Dr. E. G. Belt, who lost his life with
Sept. 13Sudbury, Ont., O. P.
E. wreck.........'........... 13
Sept. 12-^-Toledo, Ohio, handcar
runs into open switch.........10
Sept. 21Grantham, Eng 12
Sept. 24New Prague, Minn.,
M. & St. L/ wreck 5
Sept. 2Eddington, Pa., rear
end "collision i 7
Oct. 5Lansingburgh, N. Y., B.
& M- collision &
Oct. 29Atiantic City, N,. J.,