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Iol. XLVn No. 115. Salt Lake City, Utah, Tuesday Morning-, August 9, 1904:. 10 phgE3.Five Cent.
K View Contraband
ft of War.
'Wary of Declaration
il$ued by the State
lv-hor Fuel and Etiw Cotton
fEot Be Absolutely Regarded'
JkINGTON, Aug. S. "The recog
pjEf principle of the treatment of
pmother fuel and raw cotton as
ifey contraband of war, might J
jEly lead to a total inhibition of ;
K$by neutrals to the people of
'Ent States of all articles which
'jjKtnnally converted to military
liifcuch. an extension of the prin
iJjBjStreattng coal and other fuel
.KT cotton as absolutely contra
!iAwar, simply because they are
'iffoy a neutral to a non-blockaded
I'.lBg'belligercnt, would not appear
I'jK'accord with the reasonable and
mtghts of a neutral commerce."
ImP a summarv of a declaration
ifcBetary Hay on the rights of neu
vKons during war. Jt was em
btftf a circular to American Em
MBI ln Europe, which was issued
KgState department June 10 last,
rMSome reason was withheld from
aBlIc, although certain shippers
t-jBjuIred at the department after
2iBht9 were supplied with copies.
""ular is based on a declaration
iRluBPlan Government that coal,
W K,nlcohol and other fuels 'have
"West African. Conference.
ffiKry Hay directs attention to the
Htl&in conference in 1SS4. when
xkfetook occasion to dissent vlgor
Aijpm the Inclusion of coal among
lijlcohtraband of war, and de
that she would categorically re
'Rconsent to any articles in any
or Instrument whatever which
Jtnply its recognition a9 such."
's 1Tiade of the fact that raw
T lUUUl UC IIIIIUI' 1IUU ClUUUIlg 1UI
" Itary uses of a belligerent, but
etari adds that a military use
Jiupply of army or garrison
' WEsibly be made of foodstuffs of
J description which might be
li r from neutral ports to the block-
. iris of a belligerent.
j leiple Might Be Extended.
Sij .principle under consideration
III therefore," he- says, "be ex
"j W as to apply to every article
1 in use which might be declared
"A Sid of war simply because it
itlmately become useful to a bel
."' Jfor military purposes."
iss icretary speaks of coal and other
Os'i id cotton as being employed for
IP'any Innocent purposes, and
jj- iny nations are dependent on
A ir the conduct of Inoffensive in-
j padding "'And no sufficient pre
ii'i Ufc " a" intended warlike UEe
ill ojbo afforded by the mere fact
V ft desttnatlou t0 a belligerent
A What It Would Lead To.
j iclarcs that the recognition In
:j e of the treatment of coal and
-j lela and raw cotton as nbsolutc
k 0 flband of war. might ultimately
k total inhibition of the pale, by
hI , to the people of belligerent
II Pt al! articles which could be
fJ inverted to military uses. This
retary contends would not np-
iibe iu accord with the reason
- d' lawful rights of commerced
""tosuke a reptile.
PflJf Condition in Which a Ken
Tfliwucky Girl Is Placed.'
r KONVILLEf Ky., Aug. S. Miss
r3Etllle. a pretty girl of IS, bitten
5 iHK?- a icv' days ago, now acts
-'F'lsUlle V'as out wa,kinS and
fKn a spreading viper. The snake
cj 9n the ankle. The girl returned
.. ,as tne wound gave ber no
Ji le family delayed calling ln a
tk il When th Elrl showed vl0,eut
lS E?a?l,,,,e was out walking and
m. 2Pea '"to a pond near the house.
rewued as she was sinking for
""SfJ ,hi i? and amoved to the house,
naa bec-n constantly guarded
L aatllle haa now taken on the
fiiBBnaJte- She tries to crawl,
i tiul EUck!' hfcr t05u rom her
X taL Jme Sh0 19 7- With
W E? '?,," Lhn "mes a day.
Jy Sit ?r ic rlous and attempts to
g5i ib?d At times she Is ra
SSv y101 010 members of
jSj j auu friends who call to see
Bone Distance Swimming.
.K0BMt.' V Aub' Miss Eleanor
m reMKin raa. tablishod a new
3By a companion, and fol-
Kley'8 te1' ,lkH Sear.sswam
W four uV0 Bf8tona. a dla-
Labor Interests Object to Former
President Making Speech in
CHICAGO, Aug. 8. Local Democrat
ic harmony has become seriously en
tangled no a result of the invitation to
Grover Cleveland to speak In Illinois
arid the likelihood of the Democratic
National managers abandoning the
Presidential fight in this State. Notice
was served upon the Harrison leaders
by the labor interests affiliated with
the city hall following that the ex
President must not be brought to Chi
cago If the labor vote is to be held in
line for the Democratic county ticket.
The argument advanced against the
move is that with the present labor
troubles uppermost in the public mind
Grover Cleveland, who Is associated ln
local labor circles with the American
Railway union strike ln 1S94 and the
Federal order sending National troops
to Chicago, Is the last speaker who
should be introduced in the Chicago
campaign. If the plan Is not changed,
a labor meeting to publicly protest
against the course of the Democratic
managers Is threatened.
This development brought county
candidates to the city hall, and Mayor
Harrison 19 urged to take the Initia
tive in having the Cleveland Invitation
recalled. The Mayor and his friends,
therefore, are advising against bring
ing Cleveland farther west than In
diana. Meanwhile the Sulllvan-Hopklns com
bination is ln a quandary. The move
to bring the ex-President to Chicago
started on their aide of the Democratic
house and. it is understood, was dis
cussed with National Chairman Tag-gart.
RAIN AND WINDSTORM.
Southern Colorado Visited by Worst
One in Years.
DENVER, Colo., Aug. S. Specials
from points in southern Colorado tell of
the heaviest rain and windstorm that
has swept over that portion of the State
in years. Floods caused considerable
damage to property of all descriptions,
and seriously Interfered with the run
ning of trains. Nearly all lines leading
Into the southern part of the State ex
From Colorado Springs as far south as
the New Mexico line and west to Salida
, the storm held sway. Onlyjneagrcr de
tails of the damage done have reached
here, because of the smi-demoralized
condition of the telephone and telegraph
wires. On the continental divide near
Buena Vista snow fell and the weather
Two rockslldes are reported to have
occurred between Durnngo and Silver
ton on the Rio Grande road.
Building Trades Alliance in New j
York Sets Arbitration Plan Aside.
NEW YORK, Aug. S The Building
Trades alliance, which comprises ull
the unions affected by the big lockout
order which went into effect today, at
a meeting this afternoon adopted a res
olution providing for the repudiation of
the general arbitration plan signed
about one year ago by representatives
of the Building Trades Employers' as
sociation and members of the Building
Trades alliance. In effect the resolution
calls for the complete denial on the
part of the unions of any arbitration
plan or any plan binding them to em
ployers. It was stated at the conclu
sion of the meeting that all the big
Jobs In the city would be struck to
morrow. The number of men affected by the
lockout is variously estimated at from
50,000 to 100,000. About half of these
are skilled workmen.
WERE BURNING MAIL.
Two Men Arrested While Destroying
Evidence of Crime.
MONETT, Mo., Aug. S. Two men. j
who gave their names as Robert Rey
nolds and Robert Leshonce, were ar
rested today while, the police say, they
were burning mall taken from the mall
room ln the St. Louis & San Francisco
Reynolds is 2C years old. He said he
once lived ln El Paso, Tex., but had
been In Colorado and was a member of
the Western Federation of Miners.
GREAT FIRE IN TOULON.
Pamous Slips, Built in the Seven
teenth Century, Destroyed.
TOULON, France, Aug. 8. The fire
which broke out at the arsenal here at
midnight Is still spreading In spite of
the desperate efforts of the firemen,
troops and sailors, who are encouraged
by the presence of generals, admirals
and other high ofllcialH. Two slips, on
one of which is a torpedo gunboat, aro
In flames, and are momentarily ex
pected to collapse. Several soldiers
have been injured, one of them fatally.
The lire completely destroyed the fa
mous slips bull.t by Vnnban when he
fortified the port in 16S0, which were
the pride of the arsenal.
Made New World's Record.
NEW YORK, Aug. S.-Fred Wlntors. a
mc-mber of thp AVcst Side Athletic club,
has made a now world's record at weight
lifting. AVlth one hand he toflHed a
dunibell weighing Ml pounda abovo hid
head from the ground, beating by three
pounds Iho beat previous record, naulu by
G. W. StoesBet in Madison Square Gar
den, December 17, 1S97 i
PATIENCE D. S.
Secretary Bay Reeds
Riot Act to Turkey.
Bluntly Informs ths Turkish
Rflinistar That Mis Gov
ernment Rflust Act.
Uncle Sam's Warships Now in Turk
ish "Waters Are There for
WASHINGTON, Aug. S. Secretary
Hay today bluntly told Cheklb Bey, the
Turkish Minister here, that the patience
of the American Government is
well-nigh exhausted. The Min
ister Is expected to communicate this
information lo his home Government
Cheklb Bey had no instructions from
the Porte when he called at the State
department today. He had seen news
paper reports of the State department's
determination to second Minister Lelsh
man's efforts diplomatically at Constan
tinople by the presence of a fleet of
American warships In Turkish waters,
and he doubted the 'reports.
Secretary Hay soon satisfied him on
that point, and the Minister returned
to hi9 legation to frame a dispatch for
the Information of the Turkish Foreign
PORTE IS PERTURBED.
American Warships at Smyrna Not to
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. S. The
announcement of the dispatch of the
American European squadron to Smyr
na has perturbed the Porte, and doubt
less will hasten Ihe solution of the.
questTffns'aOssue between the United
States and Turkey ln a manner satis
factory to the former.
The Porte promised American Minis
ter LeiBhman that a reply favorable to
the American demand for the same- fa
vored treatment ln the matters of
schools, hospitals and charitable insti
tutions as is accorded to other powers
would be given August 2. The giving
ul i lie answer witMi u jjusiijohuu iu
August 4, but up to the present time
no answer has been received.
The Porte recognized the demand In
principle, but thus far has failed to
execute the necessary measures, and
the American legation has now sent a
communication to the Porte, pointedly
demanding a speedy and final settle
ment and the issuance of the necessary
orders and the official acknowledgment
by Turkey of the American demands.
There .are no monetary demands.
Wreckers Shoot a
He Manages, However, to Get Into
Building and Save U. P. Train
From Being Wrecked.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 8. An at
tempt was made to wreck the Atlantic
Express on the Union Pacific railroad
near Ahsay station, between Rock
Springs and Green River, early today.
John Utley, station agent at Ahsay, no
ticing the lights of the switch -were
turneu in tne wrong way, siarieu to ux
them, when he was flred at from the
dark and wounded in the arm. Utley
fell to the ground and the would-be
train wreckers fled, Utley managed to
get to tbe station and called up Wll
klns, the next station west. The At
lantic Express was flagged there and
the wreck and probable hold-up was
RULES FOR COURTSHIP.
John Alexander Dowic Promulgates
Sot for His Followers.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8. Ruleo for gulld
ance In courtship have been laid down
by John Alexander Dowic, and the
young man who fails to follow them will
be branded as a robber.
"No young man," snid Dr. Dowie, In
addressing his congregation in Zlon
City, "may hereafter go out walking
with a young lady after dark without
the consent of her parents. The place
to court la in her house, where the old
folks are handy and can be atsked the
question. If any young man wishes to
court a Zlon young woman he must first
ask her parents, else he Is n robber."
Dr. Dowic admitted before his congre
gation that some of the officers of Zlon
wore missing with moneys Zion had
placed In their hands. In fact, he said,
there were several officers who wero
likely to be hauled up for embezzlement
of funds unlesa they made good at
The self-styled Elijah attributes the
present hot weather to (he alleged fact
that there are devils present everywhere
ln the air and that they act as hcat-pro-duclng
Black Brute lost
. lay the Penalty
President Declines to Interfere in
Caso of Negro Who Is Sen
tenced to Death.
WASHINGTON, Aug S. President
Roosevelt has declined to Interfere In tho
caso of John V. Burley, a negro, con
fined In the Jail of tho District of Colum
bia, under sentence of death for the
crime of criminal ussault, the victim hav
ing been a little girl Wj vears old. The
President has directed that tho sentence
of tho Jury be carried into effect on Au
gust 2C, as decreed. President Roosevelt's
"Whllo House, Washington, August S.
Tho application for tho commutation of
sentence of John W. Burley Is denied
This man committed the most heinous
crlmo known to our laws and twlco'bcforo
he has committed crimes of a similar,
though less horrible character. In my
Judgment this Is no justification whatever
for paying heed to tho allegations that ho
la not "of sound mind, allegations made
after the trial and conviction. Nobody
would pretend that there has over been
any such degreo of mental unsoundness
shown as would make people even con
sider sending him to an asylum If he had
not committed this crime. Under fluch
circumstances he shoulQ certainly be es
teemed sane enough to suffer the penalty
for hla monstrous deed.
"I have scant sympathy with the plea of
insanity advanced to save a man (from
tho consequences of crlmo, which, unless
tho crlmo hod been committed It would
have been Impossible to persuade any
reasonable authority to commit him to an
asylum as Insane. Among the most dan
gerous criminals, and especially among
thoso prone to commit thjs particular kind
of offense, thero ar,o plenty qf a temper
so fiendish or so brutal as to be incompat
ible with any other than a brutish order
of Intelligence, but these men aro never
theless, responsible for their acts, and
nothing more tendp to encourage crime
among such men than the belief that
through tho plea of insanity or any other
method it Is possible for them to escape
paying the Just penalty of their crimes.
"The crime In question is one to the ex
istence of which we largely owe the ex
istence of that spirit of lawlessness which
takes form ln lynching. It la a crime so
revolting that the criminal is not entitled
to one particle of sympathy from any hu
man being. It is essential that the pun
ishment for it should be not only as cer
tain, but as swift as possible. The Jury
ln this case did their duty by recom
mending tho infliction of the death' penal
ty. It Is to be regretted that wo do not
have special provision for more summary
dealing with this typo of cases. -Tho
more wo do what In ua lies to aecuro cer
tain and swift Justice ln dealing with
theso cases, the more effectively do wo
work ngalnst tho growth of that lynching
spirit which Is so full of evil omen for this
people, because It occks to avenge- one In
famous crime by the commission of an
other of equal Infamy.". The "application Is"
denied, and the sentence will be carried
KIDNAPED BY A WOMAN.
Six-Year-Old Child Stolen From Its
CHICAGO, Aug. $. Policemen have
scoured the city day and night in vain
for pretty little Vera Erlckson, adopt
ed daughter of Mrs. A. J. Erlckson, 199
Sedgwick street, who was kidnaped by
a woman supposed to have been the
child's mother, Rosa Johnson.
Mrs. Erlckson Is nearly prostrated
over the loss of her adopted child.
"My heart will break If Vera is not
returned to me," sobbed Mrs. Erlckson.
The detectives working on the case
believe that careful plans were made
before the kidnaper Invaded the Erlck
son home an(J vanished Into the rain
with the child.
"When Mrs. Johnson, accompanied by
Mrs. Mary Franklin of Dos Moines,
called at the Erlckson home, Vera was
sleeping peacefully on a couch in the
parlor. The mother gaxed upon the .
Utile one long and tenderly and re
marked how beautiful the child was.
Suddenly and without warning the
mother Bprang upon the sleeping child
and, lifting her Into her arms, started
for the door. Mrs. Erlckson gave a
loud and piercing scream and tried to
restrain her. but the woman escaped.
Mrs. Johnson Is said to have received
considerable money a short lime ago,
and the police are working on the Idea
that when the money came the mother
decided she would nttempt to regain
possession of her child.
knoSvn no mother but Mrs Erlckson, to
whom she was given when 2 years old,
with a written authorization slgned by
her parents to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Er
lckson to "raise and educate" her.
At the request of Judge Mack, the
entire police force of the city Is search
ing erxr. I3nK 17". .r. 7 fl (
This eleven-months-old biby was ta
ken from the parents because of their
alleged Inability to care for It properly
and placed under the protection of tho
While Judge Mack was hearing an
other case yesterday the baby's mother
rushed Into the courtroom, crying: "My
baby has been stolen! Her father has
Judge Mack stopped tho case he was
hearing and gave Instructions to havo
the police make a diligent search for
the missing child.
"Bring that child into court, and If
you can get the father bring him, too,"
ordered. Judge Mack.
When arraigned at the South Chica
go Police court on the charge of hav
ing attempted to kidnap Mabel Lemert,
1G2 Ninety-second street, James Mc
Donald, who said he was a sailor, de
clared he had been drinking, and that
he had made no attempt to kidnap the
child. He was dismissed by Justice
Tho police are still scouring the city,
however for the fashionably dressed
man and woman who were seen In tho
vicinity of the Lemert home, when an
attempt was made to aelzo the littlo
.Reviewing Utah Lake Project.
The Board of United States Consult
ing Engineers now Is reviewing the
Utah lake project," going over the old
work preparatory to. a meeting two
wcek honce with Expert S.wenson, i
Denver and Rio Grande Train I
DEATD ROIL MAY
Two Crowded Cars
But Throe Occupants . of
These Cars Camo Out
Disaster One. of the Greatest in His
tory of Railroading in This
PUEBLO, Col., Aug. S. The wreck of
the World's fair flyer on the Denver &
Rio Grande railroad near Eden, seven
miles north of Pueblo, las,t evening
proves lo have been one of the greatest
railroad disasters in the history of this
Two crowded passenger cars and a
baggage car were engulfed In the tor
rent that tore out a trestle spanning
Steele's hollow, otherwise known as
Dry creek, and, so far as known to
night, only three of the occupants of
these cars escaped death. Fortunately,
two sleeoers and a diner, completing
the train, remained on the track at the
edge of the abyss and none of their oc
cupants wns killed or Injured.
Treacherous Sands Cover Dead.
How many perished probably will
never be definitely ascertained, for the
U4'a44vco4iEsiart4r-are drifting over tbe
bo3les. Searching for the dead was be
gun al-5Tut midnight on an extensive
scale and still Is In progress tonight.
All corpses found were brought to Pu
eblo and placed In four morgues here.
Seventy-Six Bodies Recovered.
At 8 o'clock this evening seventy-six
bodies had been recovered and of these,
fifty had been identified. During the
day bodies were recovered all the way
aiong rouniain river iruui uiu scuiiu ui.
the wreck to this city.
Two Found at Pueblo.
At 1 o'clock this afternoon two bodies
were taken from the stream at First
street, Pueblo, more than eight miles
from the point where the disaster oc
curred and it is probable that some
may be recovered even further down
None Aro Mutilated.
None of the bodies are badly muti
lated and all are ln such condition as
to be recognizable. Many Identifica
tions have been made by articles found
on the bodies, no persons who viewed
them recognizing the features.
Details of Horror.
Two carloads of human freight
plunged Into the raging torrent
that destroyed the trestle over
the usually dry arroya known as
Steele's Hollow, near Eden, about S
o'clock last evening. Two sleeping cars
and the diner stopped at the brink of
the hungry chasm filled with a boiling,
seething current that quickly anuffed
out probably 100 lives. So quietly had
the catastrophe been enacted that the
occupants of the three cars remaining
on the track did not realize that an ac
cident had occurred until they alighted
from the train and they were utterly
powerless to render any assistance to
the victims who had disappeared in the
Had No Warning.
by the squally clouds and heavy rains
to the north, Engineer Charles Hind
man was running cautiously, about fif
teen miles an hour, as he approached
tho arroya, which was spanned by a
bridge nlnety-slx feet ln length. The
condition of the bridge was not known
until the locomotive, one of the monster
passenger type, had nearly crosed.
Fireman Frank Maylleld, with a large
torch that the engineer and the fireman
had been using to ascertain the condi
tion of the trade, was ln the gangway.
"Put Out That Torch."
When Engineer HIndman felt the tre
mor In the great machine and caught
a glimmer on the water, he shouted his
last words: "Put out that torch." evi
dently thinking that In the accident he
felt certain wns cominc, the Uames
would serve to spreud fire. But before
Mayfield could obey, while tho words
were Ull on the Hps of the doomed
man and his hand seeking the mechan
ism controlling the air. the bridge gave
way as If It had been a stack of kind
ling wood and the locomotive dropped
with the hissing of steam through thir
ty feet of flood to tho bottom of the
arroya, crosswise to the track.
Three Cars Followed.
The baggage car, smoking car and
chair car followed the locomotive Into
the stream und were swept away. All
the occpuants of these cars .save three
men perished, and had not the roof of
the chair car burst asunder, not one
would have escaped. Tho fireman, aa
the locomotive went over, was thrown
out. and managing to grasp a piece of
wreckage from tho bridge, floated with
that to a curve, made by the caving
bank, and crept out Of tho water. He
ran toward Eden, meeting on the way
Operator F. M. Jones and his wife, who
had already Btarted up the tracks They
IDENTIFIED DEAD. -
Namcs of Victims of tho Terrible '
Wreck Near Pueblo.
PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 8. The list of
Identified dead victims of tho wreck dear
here laat night follows:
BISHOP, J. F., architect. Pueblo.
BISHOP. ETTA E.. Pueblo.
BECK. GEORGE. Pueblo.
BENNEI.L. MISS, Pueblo.
BETHEL, , Cripple Creek.
CURTIS, II., Pueblo.
CAMPBELL,, DON. Pueblo.
DOWNING, Miss Qarlic, Pueblo.
EM RICH, J., Pueblo.
ENULAND, George, Colorado Springs.
GRAY, JESSE E.. Pueblo.
GRAVES, H. "R., Pueblo.
GARTLAND. MRS., Dcnvr.
GALBRAIT1I, J. G., Pueblo.
GRAHAM, J G., Florence. Colo.
IIOOS, A. E Pueblo. ,,
. HOUGH. HARRY, Denver.
HUGHES, WILLIAM, Pu.cblo.
HESS. A. G., Pueblo.
HOPPER. MISS PEARL, Pueblo.
JOHNSON, DOROTHY, S years old,
KEATING, MRS. JAMES, Pueblo,
LEONARD. IDA. Pueblo.
LIN FOOT. MRS. ROBERT. Pueblo.
M'DONALD, MISS STELLA, Pueblo.
MORRIS, MAX, Pueblo.
MEATS, R. O., Denver.
M'CRACKEN. HUGH, Aurora, 111.
MAXWELL. A. S.. Pueblo.
PINE, MISS ANNIE, Pueblo,
PRICE. MISS MARY, Lasalle. 111.
SEWARD, BUD. Pueblo.
STURGEON, MIS ALICE. Puoblo.
SELBY. MISS V1NNIE, Pueblo.
STEVENS, MISS ELLA, Northampton,
?IIOUP. MISS LOTTA, Grand Rapids,
THOMPSON. MRS. TILLIE, Pueblo.
WOOD, MISS EMILY, Puoblo.
WEST. MRS. GEORGE F.. wife of for
mer Mayor of Pueblo.
WRIGHT, MISS IRENE, Pueblo.
WILLIAMS. MISS NELLIE, Pueblo.
WALKER, MISS FLORENCE, Pueblo.
WRIGHT. I. W.. Pueblo.
WHITMAN. MAJ. FRANK H former
ly of the Twentieth Kansas volunteers,
Y BAG LEA, MRS. A. L.. Pueblo.
HINDMAN, CHARLES, engineer, Don
vor. REES, T. S., express messenger, Den
ver. SMITH, J. C. conductor, Denver.
TURNER, THOMAS F., brakoman,
ROLAND, ELSIE, Pueblo.
MUNN. DR. W. F.. Puoblo.
MOLITER. MRS. JOHN S., and two
daughters, aged 4 and S years, respective
DAVIS, MINNIE. Pueblo.
DIGGINS. MALCOLM S Pueblo.
BODMAN, FRANK, Pueblo.
GILBERT. MRS. M. S.. Pueblo.
DURHAM. V. B.. Pueblo.
SELBY. MINNIE. Pueblo.
GILCHRIST, SOPHIE. Pueblo.
O'BANNON, JAMES, Pueblo,
CHANCELLOR, MISS. Pueblo.
BOZEMAN, MISS, Pueblo.
WELCH, MRS. MARY, Chicago.
HADENBURG. MISS. Sallna, Kan.
PRICE. CLYDE, Aurora, III.
DONNELLY. MARGARET, Pueblo.
DONNELLY. MRS. HENRY, Pueblo,
STIMMEL. DR. E. C. Pueblo. J
SWARTZCUP. RALPH, Pueblo.
THOMAS. J. Q.. and wife. Puoblo.
KELLEY. MISS MARGUERITE,
MACGREGOR, DR. JAMES B., Bal
PAGE, HAROLD B., Denver.
KEATING, JAMES PAUL, 3 years old,
MESSINGER. F. II., bank cashier, Cen
tral City, Colo.
had seen the headlight of thJ ap
proaching train a minute before and
then had witnessed it disappear with
"Notify Pueblo," came the voice of
the running man. "Tho train's gone
down and everybody is killed." Even as
lie spoke, relates the operator, there
were cries coming from the distance.
The two men ran to where the bridge
had been, to search, but In vain, for
victims of the disaster. When they
reached the spot all cries for help had
But Four Escape.
Relief trains with physicians, wreck
and nlle driving outfits and scores of
workmen were hurried from the city.
The first train from the wreck came In
shortly after midnight with J. M. Kll
lln of Pueblo, whose escape was mi
raculous. H. S. Gilbert, Tony Fisher
and Fireman Mayfield. Theso were the
four men in the midst of tho wreck who
Whnt Daylight Discloses.
When dawn came the wonder grew
that four had been permitted to emerge
fioin the raging torrent with breath
still In their bodies. Tho end of the
Pullman, Ashmere, extended four feet
over the brink, while broken timbers
und twisted rails hung still further
over. The arroya had been widened to
over a hundred feet at tho point where
the bridge had been. The water tore
a zigzag course across the prairie to
a depth of thirty feet in several places.
There was but little left of tho bag
gage) car a few rods, a truck or so,
dimly seen In the muddy water; a half
buried iron safe; The great locomotive,
the boiler free of the trucks, the cab
and tank gone, lies where' it fell. A
quarter of mile lo the east, where this
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Graphic Story i Horror H
by Survivor, - M
Had No Warning Whatever HH
Until T.rain Dropped IH
Inte Torrent. HH
Two Others Talk of the Awful, Acci- Ml
dent Which Cost So Many
PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. S. Fireman May-
field arrived here at an early hour this 111
morning and is the first person to glvo lll
any details of the awful wreck. Ho is 111
dazed and almost Insano because of the Ml
awful ordeal he passed through, yet each Hl
little incident is fixed so firmly ln his Vl
mind that he will remember them until 11
his dying day. '
"It all happened so quickly and, my ffl
God! It Is so terrible," he said. "It had
been raining all evening and we had a nl
hard time to keep the steam up ln order (31
to run on schedule time. A littlo while Vl
before we reached the bridge that crosses
Dry creek, I turned to Charley HIndman,
the engineer, and said to him: 'Charley, nll
Is there enough steam to carry us to Infill
Pueblo?' Charley said 'No,' and I began lll
firing up. I
Thrown- From the Train. " - - " X
"JustasL-was putting ln the second
shovelful of coal the engine gavo a sud-
den lurch upward. I lost my balance and 1
was thrown from tho train onto tho bank '
of the creek. I must have struck partly I
on my head, as I was dazed and did not
know what had happened for several mln- 11
utcs. When I came to I saw the Pullman Srl
cars standing near me, but could notseo H il
the engine or the rest of the train. I M WM
went up and down the stream looking for fi
my partner, Charley, the engineer, you I
know. We were such good friends. I j
looked everywhere for him. I H
Wanted to Find Engineer. n
' "I did ' not notice whether water was jjf
running over the trestle as we approached m
the bridge, but when I was thrown out i
the water was much higher than the m
tracks. After a long time 1 met a body of ffl
men, who told me to go with them, but I m
wanted to find Charley and didn't want to !
go with them. Then they said Charley jj
was dead and that Jils body was found ,
near Eden. a
Had No Warning. R
"We did not expect anything at all. We ffi
were going along at a good speed all the ti
time and never dreamed that anything l
was wrong. We thought that If there was II
any kind of a Hood near Eden the opera-
tor there would know and that he would 1
tlag us. We passed there, but saw no m
signals of any kind and never for an In- H
stant felt any fear. 9
Bridge Went Down. B
"It Is only a'mlle. you know, from Eden
to the bridgo that went down, and It was Hj
a few minutes after leaving Edon that we K
got there. I scarcely know how It haD- I
pened. as I was dazed in the mud on the 1
bank of ths creek. 1 only know that ffi
thore aro dozens and dozens dead but. so if
help me, God, I am ln no way responsible Qa
for their deaths." Fireman Mayfield Is B
ono of the moat trusted employees of tho
Rio Grande. "
Story Told by Brunazzi. '
R. Brunazzl, superintendent of the. u
dining car service of the Denver & Rio
Grande, one of the survivors, had a nar. ff
row escape. "I was sitting ln the front U
end of the forward sleeper Wyuta," h- 1
said, "near the door. The train had I
slowed up on account of tbe bad condition a,
of tho tracks, and I think we wero going jt
about fifteen miles por hour, when all at
once I felt a sudden Jolt, then a terrific
crash, nnd our car turned almost on Its flit
front end. uH
Plunged Into Torrent. RuH
"I rushed to the platform and saw be- HrH
fore me nothing but a black, raging tor- nFiH
rent, with three coaches whirling down !
the stream. It was horrible, horrible. I rH
havo never experienced anything Hko tho (H
awful sensation that came over mo when
I saw the cars, packed with' human be- IM
Ings, floating down that raging Hood. Iho UiH
water was rushing against the banks with
terrible velocity, and no human being. H JH
seemed to me, could ever withstand that kH
awful current. kH
Over in Moment. il
"Strangely enough, there was hardly
any screaming 1 listened to hear the B
cries, but It was all over ln a moment, and H
the coaches whirled away down the SH
stream with loads of human beings. Ap- ti$H
parcntly. the people were swallowed up Mb!
ln the Hood, the water surging, Into tin? 10
conches and drowning them Instantly.
Thore was not a sound. I heard no crlc3 !H
for help. I reached tho bank and Joined l&H
with thoso who were trying to rescue the PQ;H
lost I worked as best 1 could, but hope 1(1;
I shall never sec anything like this again. $ H
It was terrible: It was terrible." UiH
Romarkable Escape. Ifl l
The most remarkable escape from death l(LH
that the railroad officials have yet learned ItH
In connection with the wreck was that of
J. M KUlln. a well-known hurdwaro incr-
chant, who was ono of three occupants of tRlfl
tho chair car who came out of tho wroclc
alive. Mr. Klllin was badly cut about tho 11?
head, hands and arms, but no bones wero !
broken and ho will be entirely recovered IH
within a few days If no serious compllca- H
tlons ensue. His escape was due entirely. )!?
ho believes, to his ability as a swimmer. hsH
his Great strength and his nrcsonco of HH
mind which led him to hold his breath rfM
while he was submerged with tho othci hH
passengers ln the water.
Like Striking n Wall. l
"When tho first crash came we wero H?fl
riding along as smoothly m ono coul go.
said TUr. Klllin. "It was Just as though WuM
the train has struck against a stone waU Si1
Tho lights wont out; the fixtures anJ.