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TVASHEST&TON, D. C, JTRUDAY MORNESTGr, AUGUST Q3 1895. EIGHT PAGES.
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VEMNG TAMES T
LL THE NEW
IS 1 DHMDIHSIEH
Building Collapse and Railroad
Wrecks Kill and Hurt Many.
READ THE LOWER LEFT-HAND CORNER
NEW YOEK WORKMEN LOST
Fall of a Broadway Corner Injures
Many and the Ruins Probably Con
tain Several Dead Bodies Hailroad
Wrecks in Mu-Micbusett8 and
Xew Slexlco Were Fatal.
New York, Aug. 8. The uorthenst cor
ner of "West Broadway and Ttif rd htreet wa s
the scene of a fatal building collapse to
day, but the extent of the disaster will not
be positively determined until to-morrow,
when the ruins, will have been com
pletely overhauled and the loss of life
It was the middle (section of an eight
Elory uufluk,htd btructure that collapsed,
and down with the falling floors and roof
were carried a number of workmen, some
of whom were crushed to death in the ruins
There was a loud rumble and a cloud of
dust as the building caved in, and then
from the ruins of mortar, masonry and
girders came the cries and groans of injured
workmen. A crowd of rescuers was on
hand in lets than three minutes, and two
minutes, later one of the buried workmen
was curried out dead. He proved to be
a laborer named John Burke.
Close beoide him in the ruins was found
Charles Smith , an electrician lie was
badly mangled, and died in an ambulance
on the way to St. Vincent's Hospital.
Others were taken out badly maimed and re
moved to the hohpital.
At C o'clock this evening the body of
Charles E. l'elcnen, an electrician, was
taken from the ruius.
In the first excitement attending the
terrible accident it was reported that at
least twenty men were killed. The min
ute the building collapsed a policeman of
the Mercer street btatiou ran to a telephone
and called for all the ambulances that
could tie tpared from the New York and St.
Vincent's Hospitals The fiiemen were
also summoned to dig out the imprisoned
rescued from the ruins and sent to the
William Fox, John Clue, James Kinney,
Neil ffuider, Frank Mazzocom, John Kelly,
Though badly injured these men are ex
pected to recover Irk Policeman Llv
liigbtou fell into an excavation while as
sisting in the work of rescue and injured
The accident occurred at 11 o'clock
this morning The building was a brick
ttructure, numbering from 567 to 573
West Broadway. It was nearly completed.
John II Parker was the builder.
There are different theories regarding
the caupe of the disaster. One is that
the floors were overweighted with ma
terial. Anothor is that an upright girder
In the center of the btructure was de
fective. The list of missing workmen
1b large, and it is feared that they may
all be found dead in the ruins.
Those unaccounted for at G o"clock
this evening were:
Charles Bihlhcimcr, electrician; James
Farrell, plasterer; Michael Fahey, laborer;
Edward Hanley, plasterer; John Murphy,
laborer; John Maguire, laliorer; Michael
O'Harc, laborer; Christopher O'Rourkc,
laborer; Charles Eeilly, laborer; Henry
Thomas, of Brooklyn.
If these men were killed in the ruins
the total number of dead will be thirteen.
Boon after the accident a gang of sixty
nion were put to work overhauling the
Tuins, and the work will be continued by
electric light during the entire night.
The work will not be completed, it is
believed, until noon to-morrow.
Contractor Parker and Jeffords Sellick,
the foreman of the work, were arrested
on the charge of causing the death of
John Burke, but were subsequently re
leased on 515,000 ball each.
THREE TRAINMEN KILLED .
Plymouth, N. H., Aug. 8. One of the
worst collisions which ever occurred on the
White Mountain division of the Boston
and Maine Railroad took place one mile
south of here at 5:40 o'clock this morning.
Three raon met with Instant death, sev
eral received injuries, and the ten or
twelve passengers received a fearful shak
The cannon-ball express, due in Boston
at 9.40, left Plymouth on time, at 5:35,
In charge of Conductor Eugene Bennett,
of Concord It is the only vestlbuled train
running over the road, and consisted of an
engine, baggage car, and two passenger
coaches About one mile south of here,
when rounding a curve at the Kenlston
Interval, the train ran into an extra
freight north bound.
The two trains met with a fearful crash,
plainly hoard here. The engines were com
pletely demolished, both being thrown over
a twenty-foot embankment and reduced to
kindling wood. Thebodiesof thedead were
fearfully mangled and so scalded as to be
KILLED AND INJURED.
The killed are:
Frank Stevens, of Lakeport, engineer of
Goorge Merrill, of Lakeport, fireman of
Henry G. Lines, of Woodsville, fireman
of the freight.
Among the passengers Injured are: W.
Good Times Corner.
HolUdaysburg.Pa., Ai:g. 8. A. R. Whit
ney & Co., of New Tork city, managers of
the Portage Iron Works, at Duncansville,
this county, have given orders forau imme
xnedlate resumption of operations in the
sail mills of the plant.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 8. Tennessee Coal,
Iron & B abroad Company officials in this
city announce that the strike among their
operatives at Ensley mines, Ala., Is set
tled and the men have returned to work
at the wages paid before the strike.
J. Radolph, Boston Globe correspondent,
injury to rightleg and hand. W.M.Rogers,
Boston, slight Injury to leg. Conductor
Eugene Bennett, of Concord, gash on the
right side of head. FreemanDowning, bag
gage master.iujuredintheshoulder Arthur
Austin, of Haverhill, a brakeman on the
freight, received a fracture of the skull and
is in a precarious condition.
When the collision occurred the Cannon
ball was running at about thirty-five miles
an hour, and as the morning was extremely
foggy it was Impossilbe to see but a few
yards ahead of the train Fourteen new
freightcars jiibtfrom the shops werestoved
into pieces, as were the locomotives, one
of tbem also new.
There is only a single track from Plymouth
to Ashland, and as the accident occurred
on a curve, telegraph and telephone poles
were destroyed for several hundred feet
and all communication by wire was cutoff.
Engineer Eaton's escape was miraculous.
The first he knew of the af f ai r was a crash,
and the next instant he was crawling from
beneath the wrecked locomotives on his
hands and knees.
Denver, Col., Aug. 8. A special to the
Times from Albuquerque, N. M says: No. 2
passenger train from the West was wrecked
on the Continental divide about 130 miles
from here late jesterday afternoon.
The train ran Into a washoutand twocom
bination baggage and express coaches, the
day coach, and a tourist sleeper flew the
track, and were dashed into splinters.
Rev. E. C. Wheeler, the Baptlstevangellst,
who had been in California with his car
Emanuel, was on the platform of the
tourist's car when the washout was struck,
ne was thrown off and the car fell on top
of him, crushing out his life. He and Ills
wife were on their way to visit relatives at
The following are the injured:
L M. Alexander, Fresno, Cai, cut on left
cheek aud arm.
R T.Donaldson, Enterprise, backspralned.
C. Wasson, Fort Wingate, 6calp wound,
left ankle sprained, and back wrenched.
M. A. Whittaker, Narstow, Cal., slight
Mrs. L. C. Tolburst, Cleveland, Ohio,
bruised about arms and shoulders.
T. H . Palmer, Topeka, Kans., scalp wound
two inches long.
Carl Tanig, Scalesmound, Ills., cut on
Mrs Bertha Coppee, New Tork City, back
broken and shoulders bruised.
The body of Rev. "Mr. Wheeler and the
wounded were brought to this city.
MANTAC AND A BRICK.
The Combination Proves Fatal to An
other Asylum Inmate.
(By United Press.)
Lexington, Ky., Aug. 8. "Oh, I killed
the devil with a gold brick" was the excla
mation of W. N. Hurst, an inmate of the
Eastern Lunatic Asylum when discovered
by the attendants this morning sitting on
a bed hugging a brick wrapped in a pil
At his feel was the lifeless body of
Stephen De Long, another lunatic, with
his head smashed to a pulp. The murder
had been committed some time during
the night. Hurst secured a loose brick
from the wall behind his bed.
Held for Assault.
Quince Asbburn, a bartender at Ash
burn's restaurant, Thirteenth street, be
tween F and G streets northwest, had
some words with Charles Robinson, a
coolred waiter, last night. As a result
Quince picked up a heavy cane, it is
charged, and dealt Robinson a blow on
the head. The bartender was arrested by
Policeman Edelin, of No.l, and will
have to faco a charge of assault in
Judge Mills court (his morning. He left
510 collateral at the Twelfth street po
DEATHS OF A. DAY.
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 8. Rev. Dr.
James Hepburn Hargis, a prominent Meth
odist clergyman, and the presiding elder
of the west district of the Philadelphia con
ference, died at his homo In Germantown
early this morning.
TJuton, Iowa, Aug. 8. S. H. Watson,
one of the oldest and most prominent
bankers in Iowa, died to-day.
every issue of
BOH ajjjMI IIDSEI
Drowning of One Entire Crew
and Part of Another.
FOUR-MASTER IS UNKNOWN
The Ship Prlnco Oscar Crabbed Into
Her Amidships and Botli Sank Im
mediately Crew Lived in nn Open
Boat for Three DayH Sufferings
From nunger and Thirst.
(By United Press )
Philadelphia, Aug. 8. The British ship
Prince Oscar from Liverpool, Capt. Hen-'
derson, collided In mid ocean on July 13,
with an unknown sailing vessel.
Botli ships sank in ten minutes. Six mem
bers of the crew of the Prince Oscar and all
on board the unknown vessel were lost.
The survivors, seventeen in number, were
rescued by the ship Dharwar, after having
been confined in an open boat, with neither
food nor water, for three days. They were
transferred to the British steamship Capac,
from PIsaqua and brought to this port to
night. Thenamesof thelostare: William Knight,
cook, of South Shields; Oscar Neilson,
seaman, of Christiana; E. Petersen sea
man, of Denmark; August Carton, deck
boy, of Ostend; I. Relap, of Douglass, Isle of
Man; J. Anderson, steward, of LIvepool,
and the entire crew of thcun known vessel.
The disaster occurred shortly after mid
ulght in lat. 9 30, south long. 28.20 west.
The Prince Oscar, which was bound from
Shields, which port she left May 27, Tor
Iuuiquo laden with coal was going at a
clipplug gate on the port tack before a brisk
wind, and with all canvas set.
It is estimated by the crew that she was
making about six and one-half knots an
hour, when suddenly there loomed up under
her bows, a four-masted vessel. The mate
assorts that the stranger had no lights
burning, and after she was sighted it was
impossible to alter the course of the Prince
STRUCK FULL AMIDSHIPS.
The iron hull of the latter struck tho un
known full amidships, knocking her almost
on her beam end and crashing through the
woodwork until her prow was more than
The stranger went over almost on her
beam ends as the Priuce Oscar backed away
from the rebound. As tho crew of tho
Prince Oscar stood peering through the
darkness, they saw tho stranger partially
right herself, aud then the rapidly began to
They listened In vain for some signs of
life, but not a cry for help nor a word of
command came from the stricken vessel.
In less than four, minutes from tho time
she was struck, the Etrangor heeled over
plunged stem first into tho depths below.
Capt. Henderson, of tho Prince Oscar,
who was below in his berth, rushed on
deck just in time to discover that his
ship was also sinking. The pumps wero
manned, but in less timo than it takes to
tell it, it was discovered that there was no
hope from that source.
Life boats wero ordered cut adrift and
the men were told to jump and swim for
their lives. They all went overboard, and
with the exception of two unfortunates,
reached the small boats.
SWAM TWO MILES.
Capt. Henderson, who was the last man to
leave the ship, went over in his night gar
ments and swam fully two miles before he
was picked up. Both boats hovered aboiic
the sceneof the wrcckuntildaylightcame.in
an effort to rescue the two missing members
of the Prince Oscar's crew, and any mem
ber of the crew of the stranger who might
have been fortunate enough to have kept
Thoy found no one, however, and noth
ing to indicate tho name, home, or, destina
tion of their companions in misfortune.
Finally they loft the scene and headed, they
know not where. Twenty-four hours later
a heavy sea struck the boat commanded by
Mate Lynch and capsized it. The occu
pants, eight in number, wore thrown into
THE TIMES and
tho sea and the already overcrowded craft,
which Capt. Henderson commanded, put
quickly to tho rescue.
They were successful in getting four of
the men aboard. The rest were drowned.
There were now seventeen men in the small
lifeboat, with nothing to eat, nothing to
drink, and barely room to stretch their
AWFUL HUNGER AND THIRST.
The sun was broiling hot, and their hunger
aud thirst was almost unbearable. To
ward evening of the second day one of the
crew discovered a small cask of fish oil
stowed away in the little boat.
This was dealt out to tho survivors In I
small doses, and they used it to moisten
their parched lips and tongues. Most of
the men were partially naked, having had
no time to secure any clothes before leav
ing their vessel.
For three days and nights they floated
on the bosom of the South Atlantic, and
Just as they were about to abandon hope
they sighted the ship Dhawar, from Lou
don, bound toMelbourne.
They succeeded in- attracting the at
tention of those on hoard, and were soon
upon her decks. They were accorded every
attention, and furnished with food, drink
and clothes, and four days later, in lati
tude 16.38 south, longitude 37.30 west,
were put aboard the Capac, bound for this
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ANOTHER VESSEL STINK.
Catterthun Goes Down and Several
Lives Are Lost.
(By United Press.)
London, Aug. 8. Cable dispatches from
Melbourne state that the Catterthun struck
the Seal Rocks at 2;4G o'clock in the niron
ing audsunk twenty:nilnutc3 later.
The names of those who are supposed to
have been lost are Neil Shannon, the cap
tain; Mr.Pinney, the first officer; Third
Officer Leifler, Chief Engineer Harper,
Second Engineer Adams, Third Engineer
Wilson, Fourth Engineer Wolstenholme,
Chief Steward Manning, and Surgeon Ander
son Phipps, thirty Chinese and eighteen
The passengers supposed to be lost are
Mesdames Mathias, Loriug and Smith, Miss
Lormg, Robert Fraser and fifteen Chinese
Later dispatches say that the Seal Rocks
are 110 miles north of Sydney. The Catter
thun, in addition to her general cargo, had
on board eleven thousand sovereigns.
A RMOR PIERCING SHELLS.
Thoy Passed Through. Both. Plate
(By United Eress.)
Sandy nook, N. J., Aug. 7. Before tho
board of ordnance, aud fortification a test
of armor-piercing shell was held to-day.
Two shells, each weighing 1,000 pounds,
manufactured by the, Carpenter Steel Com
pany, wore fired at ii plate 14 1-2 inches
thick. The shells of 12-mch caliber were
fired from a rifled gun with a powder
charge of 36-2 pounds, calculated to give
a striking velocity of 1,625 feet per
The second shell passed clear through
the plate and the 'heavy wooden backing,
and was found broken in two pieces back of
the sand butt. The first shell, which is
still in the sand butt, has not yet been re
covered. The plate was cracked by the
passing through of; the shots.
Escaped From Life and Troubles.
Mount Dora, Fla., Aug. 8. While suf
fering from temporary aberration caused
by illness, A. U Hancock, a merchaut of
this place, blew out his brains. He leaves
a wife and daughter.
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GOOHTERFEITS IN PLENTY
False Two Dollar Notes Are Circu
lating in the City,
They Are Sliver Certificates and
Cleverly Executed How theSparl-
ous Differs From Genuine.
It would be well to look more than once
at a certain kind of 52 bill that is now
passing current. A counterfeit which
has been declared by the Treasury officials
to be one of the cleverest made In circulation
was sent to the oxperts at the Treasury.
It was only a $2 bill, but there is a lot
more of the queer f loatiug around the city.
A geutleman called at the drug store of
Mr. R. N. Harper, No. 609 Pennsylvania
avenuenorth west, and boughtsome articles,
for which he offered a $5 bill. The cus
tomer was given the change, but returned
later to say that a $2 bill he exhibited and
which he said was a part of '.he change,
was a counterfeit.
Mr. Harper had given a $2 bill in the
change, so he, on proof of its being counter
feit, made good the lots. The customer
had previously referred the bill to the
Treasury officials, who certified that it
was counterfeit, and punched it to be re
turned to the Treasury.
It will interest the public to know how
to catch up with this fraud. It is a
silver certificate, aged, of course, to
prove that it has been long in use, and to
disarm suspicion. But the counterfeiters
forgot one point. The genuine 52 silver
certificate has a red seal under the words,
"Two Dollars." Under these words is a
light shading which Is overtopped slightly
-by the upper edge of the seal.
In the counterfeit bill there Is a small
Bpace left between the seal and the shad
ing, and that was the circumstance which
led to the detection.
Mr. Harper cited another case which
occurred last week, in which a lady found
herself In possession of a quantity of the
queer. She came here from Leesburg,
Va., to do some shopping, having had
change made there and In this city. Pare
of her money was found to tic counter
feit, but she had it made good to her.
A enshier in one of the national banks
spotted a counterfeit $2 bill on Tuesday.
These cases seem to indicate that there is
more than enough of this counterfeit
stuff going tho rounds.
Washington Brewery Company's Cele
brated Champagne Lager.
Justice Howell E. Jackson.
JUSTICE MMM DUD
Result of a Sickness Covering
Over Four Years.
END WAS NOT UNEXPECTED
His Stay in tho South. DldLittleto Stop
tho Progress of the Cbxoido Con
sumption From "Which. Ho Suffered.
Realized tho End "Was Near The
Story of His Life.
(By Associated Press.)
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 8. The Hon.
Howell Edmunds Jackson, Associate Jus
tice of the Supreme Court of the United
Stales, died at his residence at West Meade,
six miles west "of this city, at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, in the sixty-fourth year
of his age, of consumption.
Judge Jackson had been in failing health
for the past four years, but it has only been
in the past eight or ten months that the
progress of tho disease began to cause
his family and friends uneasiness.
Last year he went on a lengthy trip
to the fur West in search of health. Later
he went to Thomasville, Ga., where it was
hoped the mild and yet bracing climate
would restore his one-time vigorous con
stitution. The trip did him little good, and after a
time he was brought home. At his old
home Judge Jackson seemed to improve
slightly until he went to Washington to
sit in the second hearing of the income tax
cases. He stood that trying trip only
fairly well, and after his return home ap
peared to lose strength rapidly.
Nevertheless Judge Jackson never took to
his bed until last Wednesday week. Since
that time his family nnd friends realized
that the cud was near, and his death to
day was not unexpected.
LARGE FAMILY LEFT.
Judge Jackson was twice married, the
first time to Miss Sophie Malloy, daughter
of David B. Malloy, a banker of Memphis,
who died iu 1873. At this union was born
four children, as follows: Henry, Mary,
William H. and Howell Jackson.
Henry Jackson is at present soliciting
freight agent of the Southern Railway,
with headquarters at Atlanta.
W. H. Jackson is district attorney of
Concluded on Fourth Pago.
Foreigners Around Kti Chung
Threatened with Massacre,
HO CHINESE PROTECTION
Soldiers Sent to Rescue End by
DANGER IN OTHER PLACES
Xo Protection From Foreign War
ships Has Yet Arrived, and. tho
A m erica 11 Government Is Charged
"With Neglect Vegeturiaus Con
cocted a Grievance Against the
Missionaries Warning toMr.Stew
art Arrived Too Late.
New Tork, Aug. 8 Tne World to
morrow will print the following special
dispatches from Foo Chow, China:
A mob has just looted the American
mission chapel at Inghok, fifty miles from
Unless prompt, effective action is taken
there Is danger of -great riots in othei
The Chinese soldiers sent to Ku Cheng
to protect foreigners property plundered
the Stewart residence.
No American gunboat has come here
The situation is critical.
Foo Chow, Aug. S. An official on bis
way to this city from Ku Cheng was killed
yesterday. There is no American pro
tection. The American government's ne
glect is infamous.
Foo Chow, Aug. 8. The evidence al
ready obtained shows that the massacra
at Hwasang was planned at least a weet
The foreign consuls have the names of tha
leadersinit.andofsome of the participants.
An official of Foo Chow sent 210 soldiers
into that section on the 24th of July to
prevent the vegetarians from murdering
The vegetarians thought the missionaries
had caused the troops to be sent, and de
cided to kill them. They began immedi
ately to gather at a certain designated place.
In passing through the village;, on their
way to the rendezvous the vegetarians pub
licly declared their intention to destroy the
churches and kill the Christians.
The local officials knew of this, but
they did nothing to protect or even to
warn the foreigners.
The night before the massacre a native
pastor in the city of Ku Cheng heard
that the vegetarians were gog to kul
the foreigners on the morrow. He wrote
a letter of warning to Mr. Stewart at
Hwasang, but delayed sending it until
daylight, and the messenger arrived halt
an hour too late.
Dr. Gregory was in the city of Ku
Cheng at the time, but he was nos notified.
The foreigners had no suspicion of the
Shanghai, Aug. 8. Great anger is felt
here at the omission to send British troops
from Hong Kong to escort the consul toKn
Cheng. The ministers in Pekin fail to
realize the gravity of the situation. It is
highly advisable that British troops go to
Fu Chau. The viceroy has not sufficient
force, except on paPer to make arrests.
New Tork, Aug. 8. The secretary of the
Methodist board of foreign missions, Rev.
Dr. A. D. Leonard, received to-day from
Dr. Smyth, the president of the Anglo
China college at Foo Chow, the following
"Soldiers looting Ku-Cheng. Foreigners
all safe at Foo Chow. N'o efficient means
have been taken to arrest murderers.
Appeal to Washington to arouse Denby.
Will Come to Washington.
St. Louis, Aug. 8. Under instructions
of the Democratic State convention held, at
Pertle Springs, Mo , Hon K. P. Bland, chair
man, to-day appointed delegates from each
congressional district and six from St
Louis to represent Mi-siouci in thuNational
Silver Conference to be held at Washington,
D. C, August 14, under the call issued by
Senators Turpie, of Indiana; Harris, of
Tennessee, and Jones, of Arkansas.
"Woman for Recorder of Deeds.
Fort Scott, Kas . Aug 8. The Republi
cans of this county have introduced an inno
vation in county politics by nominating ?rliss
Stella Strait for register of deeds. It is
the first time in the history of the county
that a woman has been nominated for any
principal county office.
THE WEATHER TO-DAY-
For the District of Columbia, Maryland,
and Virginia, fair, continued high tempera
ture; west or southwest winds.
ing several of the lo
cal and telegraphic
news features in this
issue of TheMorning
Times will be found
in to-day's Evefiing