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LOS ANGELES; WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1893.
THE BIG FOUR SMASHUP.
A 'Long List of Dead and
The Disaster Due to Criminal
Fire Causes a Panic in an Opera
Honse ia Peoria.
Several Persons Fatally Injured In tbe
Scramble to Escape—A Family of
By the Associated Ptwi.
Chicago, Sept. 19.—Last night, owing
to heavy world's f tit travel, the south
bound Big Four express left here in two
sections. At Manteno, 60 miles south,
the first section stopped for water just
beyond a curve. The second section,
following close behind, crashed into tbe
standing train at a bigh rate of speed,
before a flagman could get back far
enough to give warning. Fortunately
the laat car of the first section was
empty, else no one in it would have been
left alive, as it was crushed into kind
ling wood. The next two cars were
sleepers, and tbe force of tbe impact
drove tbem into two day coaches in
front, which, owing to tbeir lighter con
struction,were crushed and riven. These
cars were filled. Tbe passengers in the
second section and tbe citizens of Man
teno lent all the assists fice possible to
ward rescuing the wounded and remov
ing the dead. The worst hurt were
taken to neighboring bouses; the oth
ers were brought to this city and taken
to St. Luke's hospital.
The corrected list of tbe dead follows:
Miss Minnie Deegan. New Albany, Ind.;
J. W. Powell, New Vienna, .0.; Christ
Ksmmel, Dayton, O.; J. G. Sweet, 54
Heed street, Louisville, Ky.; David
Jackson, Cyntbiana, O.; Jacob Bhiflier,
Columbus, O.; Charles Dinkendutcber,
Columbus, O.; an unknown lady, sap
posed to have boarded with Mrs. O. Ed
wards, 42 Forty-third street, Chicago.
The injured numbered 20 persons, sev
eral of whom are (Bought to be fatally
Tbe testimony riven at the coroner's
inquest this showed tiiat
Thomas AmeSjjMSfineer of the second
section of tbe WBnington express, was
exceedinety atWfrlgent. He sajb when
he first saw the danger signal, lie was
only about 15 rods from the train. The
flag man claims he went back the regu
Many friends of those injured and
missing have been in this city today
and all tbe dead but one woman ar'u
Moat of thoso killed or in
jured were returning home from the
fair and tne entire party was extremely
happy and neighborly.
An Opera House Bnrnod Resulting In
'Loss of I.if*.
Peoria, 111., Sept. 19.—The Canton
opera house was burned this evening.
The fire started about 9:30, and was
caused by au explosion of fireworks
during the play of Michael StrogofT.
Twenty-five pereuns we-e burned, some
seriously and one fatally. The stocks
of Schadzki & Sklarek, clothiers, and
Woods & Wonderly, dry goods, were de
stroyed. The total losb is |100,000.
Sparks from fireworks in the third
act ignited some scenery, and in less
than two minutes the players were com
pelled to leave the stage. The audience
wonld have made a wild plunge for the
doors, had not men in different parts of
the bouse called londly, "Sit down!"
The fire spread rapidly, and those who
bad not already filed out began a wild
scramble. Thoee on the first floor got
out, but those in the galleries were less
Tbe stairway quickly became jammed.
A woman fell, and in an instant tbe
crowd became, a frenzied mob. Men
and women, screaming at tbe top of
tbeir voices, pushed tbeir way down tbe
hall, pulling at those in front and even
attempting to climb upon and over those
who obstructed tbe way. The flames
made rapid progress; but for assistance
many would have perished in the build
ing. Over a score of fainting women
and children and men who had been
trampled upon were carried out. As
far as known everybody escaped from
the building, but at least three were bo
seriously injured that their recovery iB
A Family of Six Persons Murdered with
Washington, Ind., Bept. 19.—A family
of aix was butchered with a hatchet laat
night in Harrison, nine miles from this
city. Tbe family conaiated of Demon
Wrattan, his mother, wife and three
children. The eldest of Ihe children, a
girl of 12>ia still living but ia uncon
Demon Wrattan waß a farmer, 35 yeara
old, in moderate circumatancee. Hie
aged mother, who lived with him, drew
a pension. She did not bank her money,
and waa supposed to keep several hun
dred dollars about her. To get thia
money doubtleae waa the motive for the
murder. There waa evidence of a fierce
struggle. Wrattan was sick with typhoid
fever and incapable of resistance. His
mother, was found upon tbe floor, cut
terribly about tbe head and with both
bande cut off at the wrists. All tbe oth
ers were found dead upon the floor, ex
cept the baby, 3 years old, which was
killed in bed.
The murder was discovered at b' o'clock
this morning by a neighbor. Thirty-two
dollars in money waa fonnd tewed in
the wife's dress and $7 in a drawer.
There ia no clue to tbe murderers, but it
ia supposed tbey are tramps. The tracks
of three men were discovered near the
house. Bloodhounds bave been brought
*>nm. Kavmnur to trail the murderers.
The Cans* or tha Wisconsin Central-
Morthern Paellio Bfnddle.
Milwaukee, Sept. 19. —The question
of the lease of tbe Wiaconein Central
road to the Northern Pacific ie not like
y to be settled in the very near future,
unless the argument in progress before
Judges Jenkins and Seaman terminates
abruptly. David S. Wegp, representing
tbe Chicago and Northern Pacific, be
gan argument on tbe intervening peti
tion yesterday afternoon, and ia atill
aiguing. Wegg takea the ground that
the Northern Pacific owns the Chicaxo
and Northern Pacific, which it ia sup
posed to have leased through the Wis
consin Central, and that the obligation
aßßamed under the contract makes tbe
lease not an ordinary one, but an obli
gation which the receivers have not the
power to repudiate.
Wegg charged the Northern Pacific
people with gobbling all of the Chicago
and Northern Pacific bonds in eight,
amounting to $2,500,000, on the eve of
ita determination to cancel the lea9e,
and wltbin two weeks of the time when
would be due $1160,000, payment of which
tbe bankrupt Wisconsin Central cuuld
The court began to ask questions
about thia big steal and Wegg at once
became more moderate. He Baid he had
not intended to charge anybody with
deliberate wrong. He thought every
body acted in good faith, and it
waß all a eimple mistake in
bookkeeping. Wegg explained that the
members of tbe two companies were the
same, most of the officers the same, and
he himself was the only man wbo did
not hold two offices. All the differences
were caused by the method of book
keeping. One kind of entry made the
bonds belong to the Chicago and North
ern Pacific; another tc the Northern
Pacific, while charging expenses one
way made the loss on the Chicago Ter
minal to appear to be $1,000,000 a year;
charging them another way made tbe
Jobs only $170,000 in three yeara; charg
ing them still another way made an
actual, profit. He intimated tbat the
last named was really tbe proper way.
KRAMER TOOK POISON.
A LOS ANGELES MAN ATTEMPTS
SUICIDE IN CHICAGO.
Drink nnd Despondency Drove Bim to
It—llls Wife Deserted Him and
His Brother Kept Hint Oat
of His Fortune.
CnicAOo, Sept. 19.—Charles C. Kra
mer of Los Aogelee, Cal., attempted
«otfioV*T->pei««»r-. at the Dearborn hotel,
thia city, thia afternoon. He will not
die. In hie room at the hotel today
waa found a scrap of paper ou which
waa written: "I have only one brother.
He is W. E. Kramer of Ouray, Utah."
When recovered sufficiently to talk
Kramer .eaid he had another brother,
W. G. Kramer, manager of tbe Denver
and Kio.Grande Express company at
Denver, but did not regard him aa n
brother "because he and my wife kept
me out of the possession of $159,000
during the past three years."
Kramer said hia wife, who is in Kan
sas City now, left bim three months
ago, and he had been drunk nve weeke.
Kramer has been manager of tbe Drink
Cure company in Los Angelea, and bad
charge of their institute for inebriates.
A ltace War In Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 19. —David
Jonea (colored), suspected of robbery at
McDowell, Smith county, waa caught by
citizens last nigbt, and hung up in order
to extort a confession from him. He did
not confess, and, when half dead, wae
taken down, terribly whipped and re
leased. Today Jones' frienda armed
themaelvea and attacked the whites. In
the light, which ensued two negroes were
killed and one white iatally hurt. Fur
ther trouble ia apprehended, aa both
sides are Baid to be arming themselves
(French Delegates Banquottad.
New York, Sept. 19.—The Socialiat
party and the Central Labor Federation
made up tbeir minda tonight to give tbe
French delegatea now in the city, en
route to the world's fair, a bigger recep
tion than tbat accorded them by Presi
dent Gompers and hia associates on
Monday night. Fully 3000 people were
in attendance. After a number of
epeechea the delegates were banquet
Ives Still Leading.
Chicago, Sept. 19. —The second night
of the billiard match between Ivea and
Roberts terminated in favor of Ivea, he
scoring 1001 to tbe Engliabman'a 932.
This gives Ives a total of 2001, to 1825
for Roberts. The play tonight was de
void of especial feature. Tbe largest
run made was 187 by Ivee. Roberta'
highwater mark was 68. Ives' average
was 15.41; Roberts', 14.34.
American Forgers in Hngland.
London, Sept. 19.—The police officiate
have notified all the banka that a gang
of notorioua American forgers haa ar
rived from the United Statea, undertak
ing a systematic campaign against Eng
A Change of Administration.
Pan/ma, Sept. 19.—News from Tegu
cigalpa announces that the Hondura
nian congress has accepted President
Leica'a resignation. General Vaeque/.
has been elected president of the re
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DRUGGED AND KIDNAPED.
How Absconder Whitman
The Mexican Authorities are
International Complications Arising
Ont of the Transaction.
Mystery of the Floating Head Fonnd at
Sansallto—A Pacific Mall Con
By the Associated Press.
San Dikgo, Sept. 19.—1t was devel
oped today that the visit of Judge Jose
Monroy and Pedro Martinez Lopez of
Ensenada, to this city and Tia Juana,
last week, was for the purpose of inves
tigating the manner in which William
Whitman, a fugitive express robber,
wsb brought across the international
line. Whitman absconded from Spring
field, 111., with (3500 belonging to the
American Express company and was
located at Valley of the Palms, Lower
California, some months ago. According
to a letter from him to the sheriff here,
he agreed to surrender himself and the
money he still retained, and go
east to stand trial in case tbe express
company would agree to deal leniently
with him. Soon after Under Sheriff
Cienahaw went to the Valley of tbe
Palms and returned with Whitman,
who was taken east. Tho report then
became current that Whitman had not
surrendered, but had been drugged and
kidnaped. It was eaid tbat A. M. Pull
man, a former partner of Under Sheriff
Crenshaw, and upon whose ranch at tbe
Valley of the Palms Whitman was
staying, agreed to deliver the man to
the under sheriff; tbat he waa drugged
and shown a bogus telegram, purport
ing to come from tbe American
Express company, saying that if
Whitman would come to Tia Juana,
sign a paper and deliver $2000 he would
he allowed to go free. According to the
Btory he agreed, but on the journey be
regained his faculties and refused to
come further, when he waa handcuffed
and brought forcibly acroaa tbe line.
Thia report is emphatically denied by
Under Sheriff Crenshaw. The Mexican
officials investigated tbe roport at Tia
Juana and iseued a subpoena for
Pullman " to 'appear at Enßenada
ac a witrfeta. Pullman went there Fu
day and waa immediately arrested and
lodged in jail, charged with complicity
in kidnaping Whitman. It is also stated
that warrants are also out for the arrest
of Under Sheriff Crenshaw and Till
Humes, on the came charge, but there
is no likelihood they will be served.
Pullman ia an American citizen and he
has placed hia case in tbe hands of
United States Vice Consul Godbe of
STILL A MYSTERY.
Ad Inqueit Held on the Head Found in
San Rafael, o*l., Sept. 19. —Coroner
Eden empaneled a jury this afternoon
and held an icqueet upon a head found
at Sauaalito September !4th. Dr. Wick
man teetified that he thought tbe bead
had been removed from the body fully
W. IC. De Jarnett, a resident of Colusa
and a brother-in-law of Addie Gilmore,
teetified that thia Miss Gilmore waa a
milliner and was doing buaineaa in part
nership with Laura Allen in Colusa.
"I aaw her laat in Auguatof this year.
She visited me at Maxwell, Colusa
county. September 4th her Bister re
ceived a letter from her in which ahe
Baid ehe would write again. Nothing hae
been heard from her since, and I came
to San Francisco recently in search
of ber, intending to come to San Rafael.
I have seen the head in the morgue,
and 1 think it ia the head of Addie Gil
more. She kept company with R. Mc-
Annis of Coluaa. He baa been away
from Colusa but once lately, and that
waa to buy a stock of goods. The de
ceased went to San Francisco aome time
ago to work in a wholesale millinery
etore, to learn to trim hats."
Lnura Allen, who wae Miss Gilmoro'a
partner in Coluaa, testified that she saw
her laat on August 7th, at her home in
Colusa. She had aeen tbe head in the
morgue, and from the teeth and the
shape of the head she thought it was
the head of Addie Gilmore. She had
examined it cloaely in the morgue twice.
Witness further eaid tbat Miaa Gilmore
had Borne male frienda and waa very
much liked. Witness bad never consid
ered her a very atrong girl.
The jury rendered a verdict that the
name of the deceased was nnknown and
the cause of her death waß unknown.
Mise Gilmore bad been employed by
Toplitz the milliner of San Francisco.
She resided at 3f2 Bush street. She
was last Been alive September 4th.
When the head was found a San Fran
cisco Examiner of July 21, 189:;, waa
found inside the netting around the
skull. Miaa Allen and Mr. De Jarnett
are poaitive the head is that of Mies
San Francisco, Sept. 19.—Addie Gil
more lived at tbe Elmer house on Bush
Btreet, this city. The man in charge of
the house Bsid she left about two weeks
ago and had not returned. More than
that be refused to Bay, though he
claimed to know all about her.
At the millinery storo of F. Toplitz, on
Market atreet. it waa learned that Miaa
Gilmore worked there. The proprietor
of the atore stated tbat Mias Gilmore
was a resident of Colusa, and owned a
store there. About three weeks ago she
went to work in the Toplitz atore, in
order to learn the styles. She left a
v. et it and a half ago, and it was not
known she had not returned home until
her partner, Miaa Allen, came from Co
luaa to make inquiries ac to ber where
Conn band instruments. Agency at
F> tvunral d's. cor. Soring and Franklin sta.
The Faclllo Mall Company Tires of Its
San Francisco, Sept. 19.—The an
nouncement ie made here that at the
requeßt of the Pacific Mail Steamship
company, Foetmaater-General I'.ieaell
has annulled the contract between the
government and that company for car
rying mails between this port and Pan
ama and intermediate ports in Mexico
and Central America. The annul 1 ment
ia to take effect September 30th. The
company officials claim that the con
tract necessitates extra service, includ
ing additional ateamers and more fre
quent atops, and that the company ie
consequently losing money on its regu
lar buainese, especially in view ot" the
competition now offered by the North
American Navigation company. It ia
said, though the company officials do
not confirm it, that after the expiration
of tbe mail contract, but two ateamers
per month will be run between San
Francisco and Panama, and that for the
present tbe call at San Diego will be
WILL FIGHT AT CARSON.
Ban Francisco and l.os Angeles Pugilists
Booked for a Battle.
Carson, Nev., Sept. 19.—Billy Arm
strong of San Francisco and Samuel
Barber of Loa Angeles will light to a
finish in the Carson opera house on the
22d inatant for $250 a aide and 25 and
7ii per cent of the gate receipts to the
loser and winner respectively. Barber
ia training in Reno and Armstrong in
Carson. Sentiment is about equally
divided as to tbe result.
A Ferry Transfer.
San Francisco, Sept. 19. —It was an
nounced today tbat the Davie Ferry
company has bongbt the Whitney Ex
presa company out, and will hereafter
run a freight and paseenger line between
thia city and Oakland, via Oakland
creek. Thia purchase givea tbe Davie
company four boats, and it ia stated a
balf-hour terry service will Boon be
etartod by the now company.
BALLOTS AND BULLETS
TO BE USED TO DOWN THE R0-
The American Protective Association
Organized to Fight the Papacy.
Absurd Declarations in the
Ritual of the Order.
Buffalo, N. V., Sept. 19.—The En
quirer thia afternoon published an inter
view with Isaac Croft, a Canadian, who
ia now head organizer in thia city of the
American Protective association, an
order known hitherto only in the west.
Cluff ia quoted as saying: "What we
are organized to fight is papacy, with
anything from ballots to bullets. Look
at the public schools in Buffalo. Over
80 per cent of the teachera are Roman
Catholics. Inside of two years I prom
ise you there will not be a Catholic
teacher in the schools. We are going to
do the same in Buffalo as we did in
Detroit, Saginaw, Kansas City and
other western towns. Look at the
army of Catholics about Buffalo's
city and county hall. Take my word
for it, we will turn down
every one ot them. Every department
will be Proteatantizad. Nor will we stop
here. There must, be a turnover all
through New York state. Why have
the Catholics gained aacendancy in our
army and navy unless because some day
they hope to use them? I tell you that
if we cannot Protestantize the army and
navy, we have plenty men ready to
bear tbe musket against tbe papal foe,
and our members are sworn to be loyal
The Enquirer says the entire ritual,
which ia printed, shows that the oatha
demanded of the candidate at initiation,
swear him to utter aecrecy; that he will
never vote or lend support to any Ro
man Catholic seeking a national, muni
cipal or Btate office, and the candidate
promises to bear arms, should the occa
sion arise, against the avowed enemies
The chaplain's charge at the rites of
initiation recites that Oatholica are
forming secret military companies under
the names of Knights of Columbia, St.
Patrick's cadets, the Hibernians, etc.,
and these aocietiea are not only well
drilled, but armed.
The warning read by the recording
secretary to the novitiate, recites that
papal edicts have made it no sin for a
Catholic to kill a Potestant and that the
Catholic church is inimical to the state
and professedly its superior.
They Adopt a Platform Endorsing the
Harbikhurg, Pa., Sept. 19. —The Dem
ocratic state convention met this after
noon. The platform adopted indorsee
Cleveland's administration and the
passage of the Wilaon repeal bill by the
the house; calis on tha Pennsylvania
aenatora to support unconditional re
peal ; favors currency conaisting of gold,
silver, treaaury notee and bank notes
sufficient for the needa of the country,
kept strictly at par; holda the Repub
lican party and the McKinley tariff re
aponeibie for the financial condition of
the country, and declares that a prompt
revision of tbe tariffs! neceasary.
Frank C. Osborne of Allegheny county
was nominated for state treasurer and
Samuel Jußtine Thompson of Philadel
phia ior juatic of the court.
Train Dispatchers' Convention.
Chicago, Sept. 19.—The National Or-
der of Train Dispatchers began ita an
nual convention today and will thor
oughly consider improvements in the
aervice and better protection for the
traveling public. They will probably
adopt resolutions requiring tbe railroads
to have certificates of qualifications for
dispatchers, to be liven only alter the
candidates have passed a satisfactory
Buffalo Litbia. Woollacott, agent.
THE HEATHEN CHINEB.
A NORWALK RANCHER DI5-
CHARGES HIS COOLIE DRAPE
PICKhRS IN ORDER TO SAVE
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TALK OF A COMPROMISE.
A Small Bay of Hope for the
Cleveland Willing to Make a
An Early Settlement of the Question
Voorheea Again Asks for a Vote on the
Repeal Hill—Dubois and Taller
Bid in m Difiaoce—Ths
JBy the Associated Prei».
Washington, Sept. 19. —There is strong
talk of a compromise on the stiver quee
tion in tbe eenate tonight, baaed upon
> the reported intimations given by the
president that he ia willing to accept a
moderate compromise in the nature of
the continued coinage for a specified
time of ao much ailver per month until a
specified amount is reached. The presi
dent, however, is represented as unwil
ling that the concession made to ailver
shall go on the repeal bill aa an amend
medt, but it must be passed subsequent
to the passage of tbe unconditional le
The assurance that he would eign •
Bupplementary bill might satiety somo
of tbe compromise advocates, but tbe
free silver men, even though they were
to acquiesce, would probably inaiat on
tbe compromise being incorporated in
the original bill. They naturally want
the best terma they can make for silver,
and tbe acceptance of a compromise with
them would be to fly in the face of cer
On the other hand, if the president ia
correctly represented, it ia possible he
might agree to coupling the compromise
with the repeal bill. There are, there
fore, many contingencies upon which nn
arrangement to let matters go to a vote
depends. The reported intimations from
the White House of a willingness to ac
cept anything at all abort of absolute
and unconditional repeal, have revived
talk of an early settlement of the battle
in the senate, whether it eventuates in
anytning or not.
THE CRUCIAL STAGE.
Voorhees Once More Tries to Brlßg tha
Repeal Bill to a Vota.
Washington, Sept. 19^—The situation
in the senate on the repeal bill reached
tbe crucial atage this morning. Voor
hees, leader of the repeal forces, after a
eeneational denunciation of the New
York bankers and defiance to the press
that haa been criticising hia actions and
questioning bis motives, demanded that
the minority senators name a date for
tbe final vote.
Immediately after tbe senate met tbe
repeal bill was taken up. Voorhees onca
more Bought to obtain an agreement as
to when a vote waa to be taken. Time,
he eaid, would nob be misspent in in
structing the public mind in regard to
the organization of the senate. In do
ing thia he addressed himself to the great
body of intelligent public opinion, aa well
aa in aome quarterß to tbe dense, opaque
degree of ignorance—ignorance in aome
respecta innocent, in others malicious.
He then reviewed the history of tbe
rulea of tbe eenate from its creation,
showing that for 17 yeara, from 1789, the
senate.amongst its rulee had a provision
for the previous queetion. It waa tried
fully, and in 1800, when Thomas Jeffer
son was president, it was deliberately
abandoned and never claimed or ad
mitted from that hour to the present.
"I am now arraigned," eaid Voorhees,
"before the bar of public opinion for not
terminating thia debate. Ac well might
1 be arraigned for not terminating the
tide of tbe ocean or the north wind. In
abandoning the cloture rule the govern
ment of this great body was placed
upon the fienae of propriety, patriotism,
deference to pnblic sentiment and pub
lic interests of each senator and of tha
body itaelf. With tbe assurance in the
minde of those then in the senate, tbat
no senator would be found to abuse tbe
patience of this body or outrage public
business or public intereate, for 87
years this body haa been a law suffi
cient unto itself. It never haa been
found wanting in peace or in war; co
that the criticiame of a certain clasß will
fall as harmless upon this body as tbey
fall upon me.
"So far as concerns the personal criti
cism of myself, I may aa well embraoe
this moment ac another, to Bay they are
met with absolute defiance. I have
served the people of Indiana many yean
and have had no explanations required
when I have gone home to them, and I
treat with scorn and immeasurable con
tempt, the auggestiona coming from
New York bankers or anywhere else, aa
to the motives which govern me. I re
spond to that kind of criticism by say
ing it cornea from a class of whom the
Saviour of the world never epoko with
respect, nor do I."
A vote had to come on the repeal bill,
Voorhees eaid, and he appealed oik o
more to the senators in charge of Tho
oppoeition to the repeal bill, whioh, |j
said, waa supported by public opun i.
and a majority of the eeuate, to know
whether or not there was a tire in
their minds when a vote' woulr. it
agreeable to them.
Duboia of Idaho said many sci a - . r<
were yet to be heard. "My own imprss
eion ie the senator in charge oi :>«
meaßure would better proceed in a: :r
---derly manner and in the cus'oroary waj.
lie will reach a result sooner by that
couree. The opponents of repeal r.m
ready to join iaaue with ita friends,
whether it bo for longer aeßsion«. * con
tinuous session or the cloture. Tim j'.lSf
age of the repeal bill we.tld aounct tit)
death knell of ailver aa a money metal.
No jugglery with words can obscure thn
issue. Senators talk sweetly about an
international agreement, forcing Erne
land into bimetallism, but when the
pending bill is passed, the doom of ail