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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 145.
A Score of Workmen Killed
at Spokane Falls.
Awful Results of a Premature
An Appalling Railway Accident at
A Frightful Collision on the Denver and
Rio Grande—Several Other
Associated Press Dispatches.!
Spokane Falls, Sept. 6. —Just before
6 o'clock this evening, a premature blast
killed fifteen men ahd possibly many
more, in the Northern Pacific yard. The
full extent of the disaster is as yet
unknown. It was just before the hour
of quitting work. A large force of men
were engaged blasting out a huge rock
pile in the Northern Pacific freight yards
in the eastern part of the city. From
fifty to seventy five men were at work in
the cut at the time. Fifteen have been
taken out dead. A number were injured,
and still others came out alive. All is
confusion, and as yet it is impossible to
get full particulars.
Some workmen were preparing blasts
to be touched oft' after the other work
men and teams had departed for the
night. One blast had been prepared.
In putting in the second, it was ex
ploded, the jar also touching off the
first blast. Twenty-five thousand cubic
feet of rock were thrown over upon the
unsuspecting mass of humanity, with
terrible results. Hundreds of people
soon gathered at the scene, and the work
of taking out the dead and injured has
since been going on. The scenes at the
hospital are heartrending.
Time only heightens the horors of
tonight's disaster. At 11 o'clock the
men engaged in the sad task of taking
out the mangled victims, were forced
to desist because of the near presence of
live other blasts that might be exploded
in the work of clearing away this
mass of rock that buries the victims.
Up to that hour eighteen bodies bail
been taken out. Of these the following
have been (identified : Henry Jacobin,
Henry Aptell. Charles Viller, Ben Poel
lonello, F. A. Holm, Joseph Ray. John
Cartlinio, James McPherson, Roy Pink
ney, B. Fetter, J. Talbo, A. W. Warren,
Isaac Johnson, Dan MeArthur, Homer
There are yet twenty-seven unac
counted for, all of whom are probably
buried beneath the mighty mass of rock -
DASHED TO DEATH.
An Appalling Accident at an Electric
Cleveland, 0., Sept. <>. —A frightful
accident occurred at tlie Willson avenue
crossing of the New York, Chicago &
St. Louis road at 7 :30 o'clock tonight, by
which at least a dozen persons were
terribly injured, some fatally. The
crossing is on a steep grade down which
runs the electric street railroad line. At
the time the accident occurred, a freight
train was standing close to the crossing
on the south track. An electric motor,
drawing one car, was approaching
from the south. The safety
gates were up and the road
apparently clear. Just as the motor
crossed the railroad track, a locomotive,
running about twenty miles an hour,
dashed out from behind the freight
train. The engine of the train struck
the electric train between the motor and
trail car, tearing them apart aud hurl
ing one to each side of the track. At
least a score of persons were on the
trail car, and were tumbled about in all
directions, some being hurled a dozen
feet away, and others pinned under the
car, which was demolished. The street
railroad barns were close to the scene of
the accident, and a rescuing party was
soon on hand. The victims were taken
from the wreck and hurried away in
ambulances to the hospital within a
short space of time. All of them were
so badly injured that they had to be
carried from the wreck.
There was no warning whistle, and
the bell was not rung. The engine
ploughed right through the street cars,
and the screams of the frightened pas
sengers rose above the crashing of the
frames of the cars. A moment later the
injured passengers were lying about
groaning in agony. Two sisters, Louisa
and Minnie Mock, were in the
car. They were lifted out tenderly and
partially revived. Minnie's body
was terribly crushed and blood trickled
from an ugly wound in her head. She
was taken to St. Alexis' hospital, and
died in half an hour. Her sister Louisa
was badly hurt about the head and
arms, the ruuschte of her right fore-arm
being torn away from the bone. She
will doubtless The wrecked
cars were bespattered with blood, and
the hands, faces and clothing of the res
cuers were covered with the crimson
Following is a list of the injured:
Minnie Mock, aged 24, crushed; died at
A. Moore, aged 22, right arm crushed,
left leg lacerated.
Annie Niemann, collar bone broken,
Louisa Mock, cut on the head and
Edward Watson, right foot crushed.
Charles Woods, body bruised.
George Somers, leg cut.
t *»eorge Neff, Lizzie Cable, Lizzie and
Eliza Bragg, Mrs. Mooney, Frank Rose,
Leora Howell, all painfully", but not se
riously, cut and bruised.
REAR END COLLISION.
A Frightful Disaster on tlie Denver nnd
DkNVKB, Sept. 0. —The most serious
accident which has happened on the
Rio Grande railway for years, occurred
four miles east of Florence at 5 o'clock
this morning. Sections No. 1 and 2of
freight No. (51, left Pueblo at 3 o'clock,
for the west. The first section had at
tached a passenger coach loaded with
forty-seven laborers, bound for Ten
nessee Pass, and some western extenr
sions of the road. The first section had
either stopped in the cut near Florence,
or had greatly reduced their speed when
the second section, the engineer of
which was prevented from seeing the
head section by a sharp turn in the cut,
dashed into the coach, tearing it into a
thousand pieces and throwing the de
bris, wounded and dead on to the Santa
Fe track a few feet away. Twelve
loaded freight cars ahead of the coach
were derailed and completely wrecked.
None of the trainmen were injured.
Those who escaped from the car unin
jured, together with some of the
citizens of Florence, were aoon
at work taking the injured and dead from
the wreck. As the coach was lying by
itself, and not under any other car, it
was with little difficulty that the men
were taken out and conveyed to the de
pot which was turned into a temporary
hospital. Of the forty-seven men known
to have been sleeping in the car, rive
were killed instantly, and thirty-seven
wounded. Physicans from Cafion City
and Pneblo arrived in a very short time
on a special train, and gave the wounded
all the attention possible. The injured
were taken to the company's hospital at
jjpilida, tonight, and two oi' the men are
not expected to live until morning.
I The dead are: H. L. Winters, Idaho
Springs, Colorado; Jonathan Falks,
Pueblo; C. B. Williams, Leadville.
Those most seriously injured are:
James Faust, fractured thigh; J. Por
enti, both hips fractured; Ed Brown,
hips dislocated ; John Welsh, head badly
cut; E. L. Fash, severe internal in
juries; John Palmer, both legs broken
and internal injuries: Ernest Scott,
internal injuries, head hurt; Üboldo
Maschutt, scalp wound and shoulder
hurt; John Delduca, left hip broken
and head injured; Ed Martin, leg
broken and thigh dislocated; Michael
Burke, spine hurt; David Asbury, in
The others are thought to be but
slightly bruised. There were quite a
number of Italians in the party, who
were recently shipped here from the
east. As they were unable to speak the
English language, the Italian consul,
Roncaglia, left here this evening for Sa
lida to be of any assistance to his coun
trymen possible. It is not determined
who is responsible for the accident, and
an investigation will be made at once.
The damage to the company's property
will be in the neighborhood of $15,000.
Thirty or More Passengers Painfully
Injured on the Housatonic Road.
South Norwai.k, Conn., Sept. (i. —The
Boston express this evening struck a
suburban train on the Danbury and
Nor walk branch of tlie Housatonic road
in this city, and badly damaged it, be
sides shaking up and painfully injuring
thirty or more passengers; none of them
were dangerously hurt. Every physi
cian in the city was summoned to care
for the injured, and the patients are all
doing nicely. From all that can be
learned the blame seems to fall upon
the head of the draw tender, who,
although on duty with a red lantern,
failed to give the signal for danger.
A Missouri Pacific Disaster.
Lexington, Mo., Sept. 6. —A Missouri
I'acifle passenger train, this afternoon,
ran into a passenger car, being run on
to the main track. The car was demol
ished. William Whitsatt, of this city,
was killed outright. Mrs. Law was fa
tally injured, and her baby instantly
HIS SCALP MISSING.
A Section Foreman's Hair liaised by
Portland, Ore., Sept. ti. —Word was
received here this morning that John
Wolvertine, a section foreman on the
Northern Pacific railroad, was knocked
down and scalped by two drunken
Indians near Hope station, a few miles
east of here, yesterday evening. Wol
vertine was walking along the track near
the station when he was met by two
Indians, one of whom he recognized as
John Deer. The redskins seemed con
siderably under the influence of liquor,
and Wolvertine turned aside to let them
pass. They stopped him, however, and
asked him for whiskey. He replied
that he had none, when Deere struck
him a blow over the head with a club.
When Wolvertine came to his senses,
some time after, he found his scalp miss
ing. He managed to crawl to a saloon
some distance away, where he was taken
in and cared for. Railroad men today
confirmed the report, and say that Wol
vertine is in a very critical condition.
The Indians escaped.
WRAPPED IN FLAMES.
A Soon-to-be-Hrlile's Sad Heath at San
San Diego, Sept. o.—The explosion of
a gasoline stove in the residence of Ira
A. Koch at San Jacinto, in the north
part of the county, caused a fire which
consumed the entire building. Miss
Lena, Koch's daughter, aged 22, was
standing by the stove at the time of the
explosion. Her dress caught fire and
before assistance could reach her, she
was wrapped in flames, and so terribly
burned that death resulted four hours
later. Mrs. Koch is an invalid and is
not expected to recover from the shock.
Lena was to have been married shortly.
Primaries for Wilson.
Spokane Falls, Wash., Sept. ti. —The
Republican primaries today resulted in
a victory for Congressman Wilson. The
fight was one of great bitterness. Four
of the five precincts in the city have
been counted. Three are for Wilson,
while Tinner has carried one. Returns
from the country precincts are over
whelmingly for Wilson so far as received.
The Stockton Contingent.
Stockton, Cal., Sept. 0. —The steamer
J. I). Peters, gaily decorated and supplied
with everything to comfort and cheer
her passengers, will leave here for San
Francisco tomorrow with about 500 ex
cursionists, including Native Sons,
Pioneers and others, who will spend
three days in the metropolis.
Rowers Welcomed Home.
San Diego, Sept. o.—Hon. W. W.
Bowers, the Republican nominee for
congress in the sixth district, arrived
home this evening. He was met by
different clubs and escorted to the hotel,
where a number of speeches were
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 0. —Two more
sealing schooners, the Mary Layior and
the Sapphire, arrived today with catches.
They report several other schooners also
inward bound. All are complaining of
tlie season. No seizures are reported*
(SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1890.
THE GOLDEN WEST.
The Celebration of Admission
A Grand Parade at San Fran
cisco Last Night.
Native Sous Pouring Into the City
From All Directions.
Cpl. Markham Makes a Speech in Which
He Confesses that He Feels
Associated Press Dispatches. I
San Francisco, Sept. 0— The celebra
tion of the fortieth anniversary of the ad
mission of California into the union,
was opened tonight by a street parade
and an open air concert, and a display
of fireworks at Union square. The
Native Sons of the various local parlors,
the veteran firemen, the committee of
arrangements of the Admission' day
celebration and a number of bands of
music took part in the procession.
Great crowds of people were on the
streets all along the line of march and
much enthusiasm was manifested.
The crowds of people who witnessed
the parade have seldom been equalled in
this city, and on Market, Montgomery
and Kearney streets, and in the vicinity
of Union square, the crowds were par
ticularly dense. A platoon of police
headed the procession and
had considerable difficulty in clearing
the streets sufficiently to allow the lines
to pass. Almost every window along
the line of march seemed to be occupied.
The illuminations were very brilliant,
anil the whole affair passed off in a wav
which indicated a successful celebration
during the coming week.
Sons and Daughters of the Golden West
Pouring Into 'Frisco.
San Francisco, Sept. 6.—From all
quarters of the state Native Sons have
been pouring in today, and there are
still more to come. The parlors from
San Jose and Sacramento will
night, in time for the parade, and"o
morrow will bringdelegatious from Eure
ka and Areata by t he steamer Corona. The
Sanla Rosa will also arrive tomorrow
with Sons from San Diego, Los Angeles,
Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and the
interior towns on the southern coast.
The parlors from Tulare, Visalia, Han
ford and Fresno arrived this morning.
The Los Angeles local was an hour be
hind time, owing to the big train. A
large number of the members of the
San Francisco natives were at the ferry
to receive the visitors.
Early in the morning Charles Lindgey,
who. with several others, arrived from
Visalia in a "prairie schooner" drawn
by two mules, yesterday morning,
crossed the bay with their outfit and
camped on Oakland mole, until the
train arrived. On this side of the bay
a line was formed with a band at the
head, and the new-comers were escorted
to the Lick house, where they will be
installed in their headquarters.
Colonel H. H. Markham, the Repub
lican nominee for governor, arrived at
noon today from his home in Pasadena.
Organization of tbe State Central
San Francisco, Sept. 6. —A meeting
of the state central commit
tee for organization was held this after
noon. Col. Markham and J. C. Camp
bell, of Stockton, nominated for con
gress-at-large, were present, and Mark
ham delivered a short address. The
executive committee officers were unan
imously chosen permanent officers of
the whole committee. They are:
Chairman, I. C. Stump; vice chairman,
I). M. Burns; treasurer, W. W. Monta
gue; secretary, C. F. Bassett.
After the adjournment of the state
central committee the district conven
tion of the first congressional district
met, and nominated for congress by ac
clamation, Judge J. A. Barham, of
Fruit Men Jubilant Over High Trices
Vacavij.le, Cal., Sept. 6. —Two car
loads of Native Sons and Daughters left
this morning for San Francisco. Silver
Tip parlor of Native Sons, and El Oro
parlor of Native Daughters have made
arrangements to ship daily to San Fran
cisco a carload of fruit for their ex
hibition in the pavilion. The prices
being obtained for dried fruit are such,
that the fruit men are jubilant. J.
and I. Blum, the leading local handlers
of dried fruit, on Thursday shipped the
fruit of an entire orchard, comprising
several hundred acres, at a price hitherto
unknown in thia valley. The trans
action covered an exchange of nearly
A BOON TO JAIL BIRDS.
Tardy Justice Acts as a Means of Liber
ating Tin in.
San Francisco, Sept. ti. —William
Morina, convicted of grand larceny in the
superior court, and sentenced to four
years in the state prison, was ordered
released by the supreme court today.
He was arrested in August, 1888, and
some time elapsed before he was tried.
The supreme court holds that it was
mandatory that the prisoner should get
a speedy trial; and ordered the court
below to dismiss the case for failure to
bring him to a speedy trial. This will
enable many prisoners in the county
jail to obtain their liberty, as many of
them have been in the jail awaiting
trial for over a year.
HE FEELS STRANGE.
Colonel Markham Discover* That Ho Is
S.w Francisco, Sept. <>.— Colonel
Markham's address before the
Republican state central committee to
day was brief. He said that he was sur
prised at being called upon to' make a
speech before the committee, as he had
merely come to the rooms for the pur
pose of conferring with other candidates
on the campaign before fthem. "I can
hardly think of anything special to
say," he said. "The greatest difficulty
that I have had to contend with since
aiy nomination has been that of coming
in contact with strangers. Really, since
I have entered into the campaign I feel
as though I were among strangers, and
if any of you can imagine yourself in my
position you can readily appreciate
what I mean."
"I place myself entirely in your
hands," continued he, "and to you I
look for the naming of the sections of
the state wherein I can be of
most use. Send me where you will,
and when you please and I shall be
satisfied. Supposing that every good
man lived down our way, there would be
no trouble, but as they live elsewhere,
as well, I must meet the strang
ers, and the only question will
be whether I will capture
them or they capture me. I must get
acquainted. In fact I want to know
these strangers, possibly more than they
want to know me. I can assure you
that we will be victorious, and I will
come out of Los Angeles with 5,000 ma
jority. I again state that I place myself
in the hands of the committee, and will
go wherever they see fit to send me."
Mrs. Terry's Damage Suit.
San Fbancwco, Sept. 6. —Judge
Reardon has ordered Sarah AltheaTerry
to appear in court next Friday and
show cause why the suit of herself and
husband, tho" late David S. Terry,
against Ex-United States Marshal J. C.
Franks,, should not be dismissed. The
action was brought to recover $50,000
damages for what was alleged to be un
necessary violence on the part of the
defendant in arresting Mrs. Terry on
the occasion of her creating a disturb
ance in the United States circuit court.
World's Fair Delegates.
Sacramento, Sept. 6. —The board of
city trustees held a special meeting, and
selected the following citizens as Sacra
mento delegates to the world's fair:
Hon. Newton Booth, Col. C. H. Hub
bard, Col. James McNasser, Hon. Jabez
Turner and Thomas L. Knwright.
The Stallion Nelson Lowers a World's
Bangob, Me., Sept. 6.—At the Maine
state fair grounds this afternoon the
stallion Nelson, owned by C. H. Nelson,
of Waterville, made an attempt to lower
the world's half-mile track record, of
2:15%. The track was slippery and the
air heavy and sultry. The first attempt
was unsuccessful, the mile being made
in 2 :]5'.,. An hour later, and underthe
same adverse conditions, he made a sec
ond trial, resulting as follows: Quarter,
half, 1:07; three-quarters, 1:40;
mile, 2:153£. Nelson trotted without a
running horse as a pacemaker, and was
driven by his owner. The performance
caused the greatest enthusiasm.
Hampden Park Trotting.
Springfield, Mass., Sept. 6.—Track
.muddy. The 2:17 pace was declared off.
In the 2:24 trot, $1,500, divided, un
finished, Mamie Woods took the only
heat; time, 2:25'^.
Roy Wilkes' Work.
iNDEPBNPBfCE, lowa, Sept. 0. —Roy
Wilkes paced half a mile today in
1:01 '-4, the fastest half mile ever trav
eled over the course. The feat was ac
complished in the face of a heavy wind.
Golden Gate Races.
Oakland, Sept. 6.—Attendance at the
First event, directors' purse, $1,200,
for 2 :24class—Won by Sister V., Wanda
second; best time, 2:*21, U.
Second race, special $500 purse, 2:24
class —won by Maggie, Victor second;
Third, special pacing for roadsters—
Won by Washington ; field distanced;
best time 2:37.
Events at Marysville.
Marysville, Sept. 6. —Small atten
dance at the races today.
First race, one mile and repeat, purse
$250 —Won by Heatherwood; best time
Second race, 2:25, pacing, free for all,
purse $500 —Won by Acrobat, in three
straight heats ; best time 2:25.
Third race, 2:27 class —Won by Frank
M.; best time 2:25'^.
BASE BAM. RECORDS.
Summary of Yesterday's Games on the
Saturday's ball games resulted as fol
At New York.—New York, 5; Brook
At Philadelphia.—Philadelphia, 5;
AtChicago.—Chicago, 1 ;Cincinnati, 0.
At Pittsburg.—First game: Pittsburg*
3; Chicago, 2. Second game: Pittsburg,
3; Chicago, 4.
At Buffalo.—Buffalo, 3; Cleveland, 4.
At Brooklyn—Brooklyn, 0; New
At Syracuse — Syracuse, 19; St.
At Rochester —Rochester, 2; Colum
At Baltimore—Baltimore, 2; Toledo,
2; called at end of seventh on account
At Phildelphia—Athletics, 0; Louis
San Francisco, Sept. 6. —The 'Friscos
defeated the Senators in a well con
tested ten-innings game, by a score of 7
Costly overthrows by Armstrong and
Wilson caused Stockton to lose. Score
6 to 4.
The World's Fair Site.
Chicago, Sept. 0. —An informal meet
ing of the world's fair directors was
held this afternoon. A new proposition
from the Illinois Central road,
regarding the lake front was
considered. It is that a strip
of lake shore, five hundred
feet wide and several blocks in length,
will be piled, giving tlie total acreage to
be used on the lake front, severity acres,
the railroad to pay the expense. It is
reported a large number of the directors,
present favored the proposition, inas
much as it would not be necessary to
take back the site already tendered the
The labor congress at Ottawa, Ont.,
adopted the following resolutions: We
demand on behalf of the people of this
country, the right hereafter to elect our
governor, instead of having one ap
pointed by the British government.
IN FOREIGN LANDS.
The German Navy's Wonder
The Kaiser Soothing Austria's
Rochefort and Thiebaud Fight a
Terrible Destitution Caused By Floods in
Central Europe—Miss Barrundia
to Be Exiled.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
Berlin, Sept. s.—[Copyrighted, 1890,
by the New York Associated Press.] —
Emperor William, General Yon Moltke,
General Yon Goltze, Count Waldersee,
Archduke Stephen and Admiral Stern
eck, of the Austrian nay)', today watched
on board the flagship Baden, the ma
neuvers of the fleet in Flensburger fiord.
The opinions of experts, both British
and Austrian, concur as to the admirable
condition of this German fleet, and the
wonderful development of the
navy. Public interest in the
maneuvers is slight, but the
Emperor has kept attention centered
upon his movements by suggestive utter
ances at official banquets, obviously
aiming to prociain steadfast adhesion to
the Austrian alliance. The Reichsanzi
ger publishes an official version of his
speeches, which is calculated to soothe
the Austrian jealousies arising over the
Peterhof interview, and prepare the way
for a, conference with Emperor Francis
Joseph during the maneuvers in Sile
Government circles are agitated over
the new project for the reform of the
Herrenhaus, initiated by the emperor
under the instigation of Herr Miguel.
It is the intention of the government to
so reorganize the Herrenhaus as to de
stroy the conservative majority in that I
house who are hostile to the reforms
proposed by his majesty. One report is I
that the ministers approve still more I
the radical scheme of reorganizing
the house on a basis akin to modern
ideas of senatorial representation. In
connection with this reform Herr Mig- j
uel and Herr Furth have prepared a bill i
which proposes the abolition of the seig
norial privileges still possessed
by land owners in East and
West Prussia, Brandenberg, Pomera
nia, Posen, Salisia and Prussian
Saxony, by which the local elections are
Has but one foundation, and that foundation is
Seeing- is Believing.
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controlled and the local government held
in the grip of these feudal superiors.
The supreme motive of the government
is the conviction that the proposed so
cial reforms are impossible without tho
prior sweeping away of legislative ob
Prince Bismarck and the Princess left
Hamburg tonight on their way to visit
the ex-chancellor's sister at Krichlen
derff. The Princess' stay at Hamburg
has been prolonged. Count Herbert
Bismarck, at a meeting with Emperor
William at Potsdam, promised to use his
influence with his father to induce him
ito cease his revelations and return to
friendly relations with his majesty.
Rochefort TapH Thiebaud'g Claret la
Paris, Sept. 0. —After four unsuccess
ful attempts to fight a duel on accountof
differences arising from the Boulanger
revelations, Rochefort and Thiebaud
this morning succeeded in having an en
counter at Laclinge, Holland. Thiebaud
was wounded slightly in the thigh.
From later dispatches it appears that
the combatants fought fiercely for twelve
minutes. Rochefort displayed great
agility. Thiebaud received three
wounds, one each in the right temple,
right cheek and right thigh. After hia
third wound, the doctors ordered the
fight stopped. Thiebaud went to Brus
sels, where he is confined to bed. Hia
wounds, however, are not serious.
Thousands of People Driven From
. Berlin, Sept. 6. —It is estimated that
45,000 persons in Prague are rendered
destitute by the floods, and there are
thousands more sufferers in other
flooded districts. Subscription lists
have been opened here and at
Dresden, Sept. 0. —The river Elbe ia
rising rapidly. A portion of the city is
inundated. A number of school houses
have been closed, as they are in danger
of being submerged. The Bober river
in Selesia has overflowed its banks. The
town of Fischerwerder is inundated.
Vienna, Sept. 0. —The Danube is again
rising. Steamers have ceased running,
and all freight traffic is stopped.
City of Mexico, Sept. 6. —From re
liable authority the Associated Press
correspondent is enabled to state that
President Diaz, in his speech to congress
on its opening, will announce
that the cash receipts of the
federal treasury for the fiscal
year ending last June, amounted to $37,
--000,000, against $32,000,000 the preced
ing year. This has never been equaled
in the history of Mexico. The govern
ment has decided to reduce the army
and change the system of recruiting.