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TWETYSLKTH YEAR SALT LAKE CITY 2dONDAY JULY 13 1896 UlIBER 234
I OMAHA A CITY
I OF MOURNlNG 1
Broken Homes and Bleeding Hearts
and Sorrow Reigns
Supreme
TWENTYEIGHT I
PEOPLE DEAD
1
FiftyOne Injured and Many
Will Die
MANY MUTILATED
BEYOND RECOGNITION
Searching For News of Their
Loved Ones
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Scenes Such as Made the Strongest I
Helrt GroT Wcnlc and Sielc Cor
rect Lint of the Dead and Injured ISo I
So Fir us it Cnn Xow Be Given
ReapoiisibiKty For the Accident
Rests Upon Engineer Montgom
ery Who Forgot and Disobeyed
Orders I
OMAHA Neb July 12 Omaha is a
city of mourning today
The bright Sabbath morning brought
the ijJl reaizati3n of che greatest
catastrophe that ever wreaked death
and desolation in the hearts and fire
sides of iis people
Xfv part of the city was spared
There are broken homes and bleed
ing hearts everywhere and sorrow
regns supreme
Ntver before has fate with one aw
ful stroke made so many mourners
Never did a day of pleasure end with
more awful disaster
lwel1t eight people were killed and
fiftyone injured mans of whom will
die Twentyfour dead are identified
and the remains of others are so badly
mutilated that identification is hardly
possibie all semblance of humanity
being crushed out of the corpses
it was not until after the morning
papers were out that the first authen
tic information was generally known
Then it spread with wonderful rapid
ity The early riser in the residence
district glanced at his morning paper
and for the first time realized the ca
lamity Those who had no friends on
1
THE ILLFATED TRAIN
were almost equally concerned and
long before the motor trains started
hundreds of men and women walked
down town to learn something of the
terrible catastrophe These were added
to the thousands whom the story
brought the fear or certainty of a per
sonal bereavement The depot was the
center toward which they all turned
and when the morning trains brought
their sad burden of dead and dying
the depot approaches were thickly I
massed with peoj e who talked in
whispers and shuddered as they thought
I
Of the bereaved one to whom they
could only offer silent sympathy Very
little was said by those who gathered I
to witness the next act in the tragedy I
The horror of the calamfty was too I
new to find expression in words But
one sentiment was everywhere voi ed
It was burning indignation at the ac
tion of the railroad company in refus
S ing satisfaction to the thousands of
men and women wno had waited all
through the IonS night to hear
SOME NEWS OF THEIR LOVED
ONES
Only those who had seen the pa
thetic scenes that marked the night
could fully realize the brutality that
had dictated such a policy The spec
tacle of fainting women and strong
men in tears while the railroad officials
2 only hardened their hearts and grimly
stated that they were not giving out
information inspired a degree of in
dignation that will not die out for
years to come
The list of the injured is a lengthy
one It contains at last tftyone
0 more names of persons who were
r1 seriously hurt dangerously so to a
greater or less degree In addition there
were at least 100 if not a gi cater
number jfho received cuts or slight
disfigurements which will practically
amount to nothing A considerable
number were also shaken up but not
Injured This was specially the case
among passengers who occupied the
cars immediately behind the one which
was demolished The incidental fright
combined with the shock threw both
MEN AND WOMEN INTO HYSTERICS
A
ICS
but owing to the work that devolved
upon the physicians in caring for the
1i desperately hurt such individuals re
f mained without medial attendance
and were allowed to get over their at
V tacks as best they could
it The condition however left its ef
fects upon great numbers of the pas
sengers and when they alighted from
F the trains they were all in a tremble
and many of them although their limbs
l were sound and their general physical
< condition was unimpaired required the
h l assistance of < efll to Isud them
away to their homes It was a pitiable
sight to see strong men as weak as
t any woman
It took much time to prepare the
i injured for their journey to this city
It was necessary to transport them to
a considerable distance after the
I wounds were dressed Owing to the
number it took sill more time for the
0 physicians even though they worked
as hard and as fast as they could to
adjust the bandages and to tenderly
DRESS THE GHASTLY WOUNDS
that caused men a women and chil
dren to scream in le loudest tone in
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their supreme agony
Thus it was that hours elapsed after
the departure of the first section of
the return train which carried the un
hurt before the second section was
started The latter carried all the
wounded whose hurts were of any
magnitude It had also on board such
friends of the injured as would not be
torn away from or forced to leave the
sides of their suffering loved qnes
The section consisted of two coaches
a baggage car and Pullman They
were almost crowded to an uncom
fortable degreE in order to hold the
great number that boarded At The
baggage car was reserved for those
who required cots and stretchers for
the journey The other was for those
who were able to sit up Dr were less
injured
The scenes which were presented
within the two cars were such as are
never to be forgotten by those who
witnessed them They were scenes
such as made the strongest heart grow
weak and sick They were scenes that I
CAUSED THE TEARS TO WELL
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UP
even though everyone of the partici I
pants were strangers They were I
scenes of the direst woes and lamenta
I
tons
The interior of the baggage car pre
sented the most pathetic sight Here
were arrange end to end the cots
which bore tile most seriously injured
They filled the car to its fullest ca I
pacity Room was hardly allowed for i
the physicians tor pass from one little I
bed to another in their efforts to allevi
ate the pains of the sufferers as much I
as their mortal powers wouM allow I
Groans and screams filled the car
I
from one end of the trip to the other I
Beside each cot and bending over
the occupant knelt or lay the attend
ants parents brother or sister hus
band or wife Tears streamed down
their faces as they tended to the wants
of the suffering one fanning with hat
or fan lifting the glass to the lip or
gently soothing by word or hand
HEARTS WERE SILENTLY BREAK I
ING I
as they watched the quiet or moaning
form which in many cases was strug i
1
gling with death I
The sight in the other car was as
pitiable a one In this car stretched
on the seats swathed in bandages were
many Their injuries however were
not of such character as to force away
thought nor were the attention they
received sufficient from preventing
their attendants from dwelling upon
the disaster Almost without excep
tion they had been passengers in the
car of death and had lost some one in
the crash The thoughts of the dead
caused some to weep silently others
to stare stolidly or stupidly as if they I
had been I
STRUCK DUMB BY THE BLOWS
others to shriek aloud in their anguish
The roll of the dead belonging in
Omaha numbers eighteen names the
complete list being as follows
John McDermott Sixteenth and
Nicholasstreets machinist at the
Union Pacific shops
John Knsey 463 Cummings street
Robert Claire 1S39 North Eighteenth
street son of John Clair exassistant
boiler inspector
John H Jacks Sixteenth and Web
ster employed by the Omaha News
company as newsboy on Rock Island
train
John Larson 113 North Eighteenth
street aged about 16 years was em
ployed as a carrier for the World
Herald
Fred Neilsen 222 South Thirtythird
street son of Andrew Neilsen who is
in St Josephs hospital
John B Kilker SSO South Seventeenth
street member of the Seventh Ward
hand
Owen Cavanaugh 1502 North Eigh
teenth street aged about 18 years
Hugh Dodson 4314 Elmet street aged
about 12 years
Mrs Kate Bradley and baby 1410
North Eighteenth street
Mrs P J Carroll and boy the latter
aged about 6 years
Patrick Scully 2524 Centre street
stationary engineer at the Union Pa
cific shops
Miss Mary Tracy 1107 North
Eighteenth street
John Cosgrove 111 North Eighteenth
street aged IS years
William Cosgrove same address
aged 14 years
Miss Margaret Cosgrove same ad
dress aged 24
In addition to these the following list
from other towns were killed swelling
the list to twentyfive but there arc
still three or four not accounted for
two of the doctors who went to the
scene from Omaha stating that they
counted the dead bodies one placing
the number at twenty ght and the
other at twentynine The list so far
as it has been obtained is as follows
Charles Heiman Missouri valley
Walter Jennings Missouri valley
George WIninger Morrison Ill
brakeman on the excursion train
Lawrence Petero 919 Ninth avenue
Council Bluffs
Miss Ollie Wilson 1511 Ninth ave
nue Council Bluffs
Mrs Taylor and baby Council Bluffs I i I
The correct list of the j I
MORE SERIOUSLY INJURED
is this Some will die some will hold
their beds for weeks and months some
are comparatively but slightly injurpd
The wounds range from surface cuts
to internal injuries which may result
in death
Robert Buchtel left leg fractured
Mrs Buchtel wife of the above sus
tamed a number of severe contusions
in the face and forehead her nose is
broken and her arm badly injured
Kate Cosgrove sustained a contu
sion over the right eye and was gener I I
ally and badly bruised William J
Summit of Missouri valley sustained a
fracture of a leg and was generally
bruised
Mrs Scully of Sheeldy sustained
fractures of several ribs and also was
Injured in the chest She is not ex
pected to live
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Sam Dutson arm broken and his left I I
eye badly cut
Blanche Hender of Clifton Hill most I
seriously injured Her right arm is
fractured in two places and both her
clavicle bones are broken
Albert Pearson knee badly lacerated
J F Kaler of Council Blufis very
badly cut about the head and face j I
Margaret Cloven very baaly bruised
Anne Cloven shoulder badly bruised
and was severely cut 1
Oliver Cloven sustained a number of i
severe cuts about the head
John Schneidel injured in the sides
arms and head
Eva Neilson very badly injured in
ternally and in addition her right leg
is badly hurt Condition serious
Leonard Mack injured in the abdo
men and groin received a number of
wounds in the head and his right leg
hurt Condition critical
Andrew Neilson arm broken both
sides injured and1 received a number of
cuts in the face
Henry C Conrad of Dayton la a
tramp who was on th3 tram injured
about the hip
C W Johnson contusion upon both
legsWilliam
William Christensen sustained con
tusions upon the thigh and left leg
R J Carroll injured in the chest
and head and is also suffering from
an injured hand
Jerome A Little ribs fractured and
sustained internal injuries besides re
ceiving contusions upon the fac2 and
chest It is feared that his injuries
are fatal
Fred Kinsey sustained an injury in
the right arm and contusions upon his
ace
M OHearn of Council Bluffs severe
ly cut about the face right arm and
s also injured
Theresa Tracy sustained a number
of severs cuts upon the head
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Maggie Scullin sustained contusions
upon the left shoulder and arm
John Perkins 17 years of age badly
cut about the face and received an in
jury to his right leg
John McKenna injured internally
His injuries are serious
A 3yearold child oelonging to the
Keller family of Council Bluffs was
badly bruised
Mike Shannon 14 years Md 1 I ustained
a badly sprained anke
Steve Meaney badly cat bout the
left leg and was generally bruised
John Meaney cut aoout face
THE RESPONSIBILITY
for the accident rests on EngIneer
Montgomery of the illfat d excursion
train His order was to wait at Logan I j
for the fast mail and fas freight lie
started his train out immediately af
er the mail passed for nt Jig me
fright The headfnd collision oc
curred twenty minutes laer on a curve
The heavy freight passed parti MV
o 2r the passenger All tie people
kuled were in the front coach of the
exculjn All the AmA and jnjuied
were brought to Omaha i diy
i
The Train in Omaha
OMAHA July 12The train which
carried the dead arrived at the union
d < pot at 830 oclock It had been
given out that it would not arrive un
til noon and this was responsible for
the fact uiat only a few or the rela I
tives of the lost were there to receive
their bodies But even then there was I
enough of heartbreaumg woe to touch
the sympathies of those who saw the I
pkiUil spectacle
ihe ponce had stretched ropes across
the platform to keep oack the crowd
and the train men assisted by a posse
I of police tenderly lined the bodies
from tile train and deposited them in
a long ghastly row on the floor in the
bagguge room Each was covered by
a sneet and when the line was com
p ete a passage was cleared and those
who had friends ainon0 the dead were
allowed to pass through the improvised
j morgue One by one they passed down
I the line lifting the coverings from
each bruised and blackened face as
they went along Some of them failed
I to find the face they carried in their
hearts Others found it but too soon
and their sufferings as thy beheld the
terrible certainty that killed all hope
was pitiful to see One father bent
over a shsted form that lay near the
middle of the row The tight that fil
tered through the breathless crowd fell
I
on the still smiling features of his
litUe boy The body was terribly
crushed but the face was untouched
Involuntarily he lifted a shroud a little
I further until the mangled body was
I disclosed and then uttered a cry of
I agony that brought tears to the eyes
of many an onlooker who had looked
on death before The fact that several
of the dead were children added not a
little to the pathos of the scene At
j one end of the row lay the body of
Mrs Maggie Bradley while her babe
slept between two men at the other
Finally the body of the child was laid
beside that of its mother and they were
taken away together The train brought
over twenty dead bodies altogether
Only a part of them were identified >
during the half hour while they were
at the depot and then they were all
taken away to various establishments
to be prepared for burial Some of the
identifications were not positive and
in several cases one bystander would
claim to be certain that he saw the
body of one man while others would
be equally positive that he was mistaken
taken But the bodies were so badly
mangle that it was impossible to a
low them to remain longer without at
tention and in several cases they may
not be positively identified until they
are prepared for burial
GOD HELP TIIE3I
They Have Palled O at Without Or
ders and the Other Train Is Due
OMAHA July 12A special to the
Bee from Logan Iowa says
William Shaffcrthe agent of the
Northwestern at Logan saw the ex
cursion train pulling up He supposed
at first that the movement was for the
purpose of hurrying up any tardy
members of the party and that the
train would stop before frt left the sid
ing and wait for the passing of No
3R
3RHe
He was horrified to see that instead
of slacking up at the switch the train
was rapidly taking on more speed He
rushed down the platform and asked
an employee if the special had pulled
out and he received an affirmative re
ply
plyThen
Then God held them said Shaffer
they have pulled out without orders
and No 38 is due in a minute
But i was too late to avert the cat
astrophe All Logan w on the plat
form cheering for the excursionists
and the excursionist had just joined
in a offer of three cheers for Logan
and her people The echo of the last
hurrah had not died away
WHEN THE CRASH CAME
No 3S with a fuH head of steam
one minute behind time dashed aroundi
the curve at a fortymile an hour gait
and no human power could avert the
disaster
The floor O the baggage car was
found wedged so tightly into the coach
that all ettorts to remove i were fume
although a thousand willing hands were
joined in the attempt to lift the cover
that was concealing the dead and im I
pnsomng the injured ia a living tomb
Finally an axe was procured and a sec
tion of the car floor cut away The
sight revealed was
BEYOND THE POWER OF WORDS
to portray The first object to attract
the attention of the rescuers when the
section of the floor waj removed was I
I the upright body of a man whose head
had atmcft teen severed from the 1
aIuCIt sece
trunk So recent had been the acci i
dent that the blood from his wound had
hardly started to flow and his skull
striped of its covering glistened like
a polished billiard bal The body of
the man was drawn from the ruins
and was soon identified as that of John
Kenkel an Omaha musician who had
been playing With the band at the
picnic
The next bodies to be drawn from
the ruins were those of Mrs Bradley
and her babe a child about a year old
The babys head was badly crushed
but she held in her arms a pretty doll
thw was as unrumpled and fresh as
when it came from its shelf in the toy
store I appeared that the space in
SLre the car between the iloor of the coach
and the floor of the baggage car was
packed with
DEAD AN DYING HUMANITY
Groans and agonizingappeals for help
came from the injured and spurred the
rescuers to their greatest efforts As
soon as a little space within was
cleared the workers climbed inside the
coach and the work ff passing up the
bodies of the dead and injured pro
gressed more rapidly It seemed as if
the end would never be reached
Twentyfive dead bodes were taken out
and laid in a row on the grass along
side the railroad track and the injured
were at once taken in carriages to
I
Logan i
In a short time an appeal for help
had been answered by all the physi
cians from Logan ana Missouri valley
system introduced
and then some was
into the manner of carrying on the res I I
cue work There was agreat lack of ma j i
terial for binding the wounds of the I
injured and pocket handkerchiefs
lunch towels and linen articles of wear
ing apparel were confiscated for the
purpose Wagons and carriages were
sent from Logan and the injured were
brought here for treatment The Lusk
house the New Moon hotel the Opera I i
house and Odd Fellows hall were I
TURNED INTO EMERGENCY HOS I
PITALS I
and the injured cared for a well as I
possible I I
Then the dead were taken and re I I I
moved to the undertaking establish
ment and laid Out on improvised
cooling boards for identification
Twentyfive bodies were taken to that
place There was nq room for them
in the part of tie store set aside for
the undertaking depjjment and their
bodies were placed about in the sales
room There had ieen no preliminary
preparation of the remains They were
carried to the store just as they had
been taken from the wreck The bodies
were covered with blood and many of
them mangled beyond recognition
Their blood covered the floor of the
store until the place looked like a
saughter house I was after midnight
when the work was finally completed
SILNER DICK
He Wants 10 Office But Will Con
tinue to Fight For the White
Metal
LEBANON Mo July 12In their
disappointment over the defeat of
Bland for the presidential nomination
many Missouri Democrats have turned
to Mr Bland to lead the party in Mis
Is
souri this fall as the candidate for
governor He has received many tele
grams and letters the past few days
urging him to be a candidate
These earnest requests and solicita
tions have not moved him and will not
change his course He made up his
mind several years ago that he did not
want to be governor preferring to con
tinue his fight in congress for the peo
ple of the entire country He said to
night that he would not be a candi
date for governor that he did not want
the nomination and under no circum
stances would he enter the guberna
i torial race
I He made this statement In the most
I positive and emphatic manner leav
ing no doubt that he meant it and that
further efforts on the part of his
I friends to induce him to become a can
didate for governor would be useless
In this connection Mr Bland said
that he was a candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for congress in this
his old district He desires to go back
to congress to make the fight for free
I silver in the house
i GOOD FOR BILL
I
McKinley Went to Church Yesterday
I and Walked Both AVays
CANTON 0 July Congressman
L D Apsley of Massachusetts vice
chairman of the Congressional cam
paign committee spent the day with
Governor McKinley He and Governor
McKinley went to church this morn
ing walking both ways the weather
being so hot that the family horse was
left in the stall
Telegrams are coming in large num
bers congratulating tne governor on
his address last night The concensus
of these messages is that the address
is taken as the keynote of the cam
I paign and that the people approve of
the sentiments thus briefly but plainly
expressed
The advices received indicate a busy
week commencing tomorrow when a
large party of newspaper men are ex
pected to stop en route from the Chi
cago convention
BIG WHARF BUR7TED
GALVESTON Texas July 12ThC
second large wharf fire here in the last
ten days occurred tonight and 150000
worth of property is in ashes The
property destroyed was a warehouse
owned by the Morgan S S company
valued at 150000 and insured for 50
000 and its contents The firestarted
at 3 oclock and while under control
will burn all night The fire is believed
to be of incendiary origin
I SHOT HIS WIFE
OMAHA July 12A special to the
Bee from Aurora Neb says
Hayden Roberts a farmer hot his
wife to death and committed suicide
today No cause is known for the
crime Roberts was a wealthy and ec
centric individual The murderer at
I tempted to escape and finding himself
surrounded blew out his brains
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EGHOS S OF THE
CON VENTION
I Bryan Pays a Pretty Tribute
to the Late Lyman
Trumbull
A VISIT TO HIS GRAVE
Any Distinction I Have Gained
I Owe in Part to Him
Silver Headquarters Deserted Col
Martin Makes a Statement and is
Exonerated By the Committee
His Medical Staff and the Good
Work Done lly It Over Sixty
Persons Received Aid Badly
Needed
CHICAGO July 12The last expir
i ing echoes of the convention crowds
were heard about the corriJors of the
hotels today The lirst tate delegation
to leave was New York which gave up
its headquarters at he Palmer house
on Friday night and Pennsylvania
followed shortly afterwards All of
the remaining delegations departed on
Saturday evening and with the ex
ception of the national committee head
quarters nothing was left today to in
dicate that there had been any conven
tion Even the sign of the sergeantat
arms had been removed although
Colonel Martin remained to finish up
i some matters connected with elf sing
I the convention
THE SILVER HEADQUARTERS
at the Sherman house were deserted
The bimetallic committee their work
being accomplished disbanded and
only those who are members of the na
tional committee remained over
Henrichsen with his cohorts left
on Saturday evening a did also
II most of the Virginia and South Caro
lina delegates Senator Tlllman and
the North Carolinas with the Tennes
see delegates stayed over until 1030
this morning Arkansas left on Satur
day evening
William F Harrity exchairman of
the Democratic national committee
completed his labors in connection
with last weeks convention yesterday
and left for Philadelphia at 530 pm I
The old subcommittee held a short
session at noon in parlor Y Palmer
house and arranged matters so that
exSecretary Sheerin Colonel l Sherley
Colonel Martin and Mr Conda the
architect could settle ail the bills and
turn the books over to the new national
committee
Colonel Martin said he regretted ex
ceedingly the trouble that could not
be avoided on the first day when the
doors were not opened in time for the
people to get into the Coliseum with
out waiting and for which the blame
I was all heaped upon his shoulders
HE WAS NOT TO BLAME
NO BLAlIE
he said and the subcommittee exon
erated him I was explained that the
keys to the Coliseum were not turned
over to him until nearly 12 oclock in
stead of 9 am when he should have
received them A good deal of fun
was made over Colonel Martins med
ical staff yet i seemed he had need
for it During the convention he said
sixty persons were given treatment for
one cause or another A good many
I women fainted one man sustained a
I broken nose and another got his ankle
crushed Several of the delegates were
I overcome by excitement loss of sleep
and long sessions without anything to
eat and were treated by the physicians
in charge
TRIBUTE TO TRUMBULL
William Jennings Bryan the nominee
of the Democratic party for president
I of the United States turned his back
this afternoon on statesmen politicians
and eager curiosity seekers and went
out to the quiet Oakwood Cemetery
and stood with uncovered head before
the grave of Lyman Trumbull the man
who had been his teacher and friend
I When Mr Bryan turned away his eye
j were brimming with tears
I I Any distinction I may have gained
j 1 I owe in great part to the man who
Is buried there he said as he returned
to the carriage and was driven back
I to the city again
Today was the first opportunity Mr
Bryan has had to rest since he started
1e
to Chicago over a week ago to attend
the convention which was destined to
uame him its candidate for
as presi
dent He spent it under the hospitable
roof of the Trumbull homestead 4016
Lake avenue The nominee recovered
some of his lost strength by sleepng
until well toward noon After dinner
he sat out on the vineclad porch and
looked across the blue waters of the
lake Some of the neighbors called and
chatted with Mr Bryan and Senator
Jones and the vicepresidential nomi
nee Mr Sewall drove out and paid a
I short visit
George Sterndorf who is an old
friend of Mr Bryan from Nebraska
drove over and took the candidate and
his wife driving over the south side
boulevards
Mr Bryan and his wife remain at
the Trumbul residence until the de
parture of their train at 2 oclock for
Salem The candidate will come down
town tomorrow morning to attend the
I meeting of the notification committee
I at the Palmer house at 9 oclock He
I I will then return to > the Trumbull home
and depart from the Illinois Central
I depot Mr Bryans original intention
1 I was to remain in Salem a week and
I I i take the rest he so much needed but
I he said tonight
I find I will have only a day or two
to spend at Salem although I would
like to stay much longer From Salem
I will turn direct to Lincoln Neb
from there I will go to Omaha and then
to New York to receive the notification
committee I do not think the 21st
will be the day fixed for my meeting
the committee in New York The day
a week or so later will probably be I
I fixed on I
I IT IE GO I
CHATTANOOGA Tenn July 12
I The Chattanooga Daily Times in its
editorial today says We will not
I
I stultify our record by advocating the
election of the nominees We are Dem
ocratic this ticket is anarchistic so I
j I cialistic and everything but Democrat
ic We cannot join in a movement
in which Altgeld Tillman and their
I sort are set up as apostles In the J I
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meantime we hold ourselves ready to
cooperate with the true Democrats of
the country in such efforts as may be
determined on as being best calculated
1 to keep alive the principles of the
party as laid down by Jefferson en
forced by Jackson and vindicated by
Grover Cleveland
I
YELLOW JACK
I Causes a Panic in the Spanish
Army
KEY WEST Fla July 12 Advices
from Cuba state that a panic in the
Spanish army in consequence of the
terrible increase of yellow fever in the
last few days exists I is estimated
tal fully 80 per cent of the cases prove fa
talIn
In Santiago de Cuba there are 4500
soldiers in the hospitals
Major General Linares is stricken
and life is despaired of The physicians
and nurses are utterly incapable with
coping with the disease
The epidemic is also a very serious
serous
one all along the trocha In some
cases entire companies have been
stricken
General Arelas and nearly every
member of staff are ill Captain Gen
eral Weyler has ordered the erection of
a new hospital along the trocha and
will send to Spain for additional phys
icians
In Holguin and other places in east
ern Cuba the fever is raging with great
violence and is speeding to central
points
From Matanzas comes most distress
ing tales In that city it is said the
mortality is about 60 per cent and it
is becoming difficult to bury the dead
I INDEX OF TODAYS IMPORTANT NEWS
PAGE ONE
The Late Railway Accident
Echoes of the Convention
Work of the Lute Convention
PAGE TWO
St Louis HUM a Bier Blaze
PAGE THREE
Latest From the Cumpn
Soldiers Defeated at Park City
PAGE FOUR
Talks About Money
PAGE FIVE
Christian Endeavorers
Last Weeks Fraternal Doings
PAGE SEVEN
Olsrden News Notes
News From Nearby Towns
PAGE EIGHT
The ChnrchcB Yesterday
At the Lake and Other Resorts
The hospitals in Havana contain nearly
6000 patients and every day the num
ber is being increased Friday 450 sick
soldiers were brought in from Pinar
Del Rio province
FIVE PEOPLE KILLED I
A HORRIBIE WRECK ON THE AVIS
COXSIJf CENTRAL
J
First Section of a Picnic Train Runs
Into a Open Switch Near Alteu I
huiu Cemetery
CHICAGO July 12Five people were
killed three fatally injured and a score
seriously hurt in a wreck on the Wis
consin Central railroad tonight The
dead and injured follows
DEAD
Charles Samuel
Fred Kertel i
Frank Koch
Mary Arnold
Lena Hubert
HubertINJURED
Patrick Collins leg mashth
Edward Kelly leg broken
C E Alden left arm and wrist cut
Peter Conner internally injured
Mrs James Fagan slightly injured
Fred Grevell internally injured
Heater conductor of excursion
train badly bruised and leg cut
Gertrude Fagan badly cut
Mrs Bessie Cowing back hurt
All the excursionists were Chicago
peoole
After an investigation the police ar
restel the following on a charge of
criminal carelessness They are locked
up at Harlem
James Gram engineer of excursion
I train William Dolan fireman on same
engine Mike ODonnell engineer of
I switch engine drawing freight train
James Meehan fireman of
leehan same en
gine J V Kniskern operator who is
al pged to have caused the fatality
I The chief blame for the accident is
placed on Kniskern who it is charged
carelessly walked away without throw I
ing back the switch so the picnic train
could pass on the main track
James Grim was the engineer of the
passenger engine and James Dolan
was the fireman Neither was injured
Michael ODonnell the engineer of
one of the freight engines was in his
cab with his fireman James Meehan
i at the time of the collision and they
too leaped early enough to escape
enoug
serious injury I
I splinters They were cut a little by flying
I I The wrecked train was the first sec
tion of a picnic train The picnic had
been held at Schiller park about
twelve miles west of the city and was
under the auspices of the Ancient Or
der of United Workmen Fully 3000
I people were in attendance The fit
I section consisted of thirteen cars and
left the park shortly after S oclock
t for the return trip to the city
j All the cars were crowded and many
people were standing on the platforms
When > the train reached Altenheim j i
cemetery ten miles from the city It
I ran into an open switch in front of the
depot
I The picnic train was not running at
over ten miles an hour and when i
neared Altenheim the switchman at the
depot opened a switch to transfer a
freight train and did not close it in
time to prevent the picnic train from
dashing upon a siding where a train
of empty coaches were standing wait
ing for a clear track in order that it
might go to the picnic grounds The I
train did not strike the the empties on
the siding with great force and in fact
the engine of the picnic train was not
damaged beyond a broken pilot The
forca of the collision was sufficient I
however to jam the first coach up
against the baggage car in such a way
as to partially telescope it The people
I who were killed were all standing on
tbs platform of the first coach and
their lives were crushed out by the
I
rear end of the baggage car
Ail of the seriously injured were in
the first car and none of the passen I
gers in the other cars were bady in
jured although some of them were
bruised by being thrown against seats I
and to the floors of the cars
I The officials did not notify the city
police of the accident for three hours
and none of the victims were brought
to this city for over four hours after
I the accident
r I
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I AMOUNT TU
INSPIRATION
Judge Caldwell on the Work
of the Late Con
vention
WISDOM REIGNED SUPREME
Marks an Epoch in Our Political
History
The Democratic Party Hal Had at
New Birth i Has Freed ItacLC
From the Taint of Tammany and
the Influence of Wall Street If
McKinley i the Napoleon of the
Gold Standard Forces Ten il
Bryan the Wellington of the Al < J
lied Silver Forces and the Par
leI Will Be Blade Complete r
GLENWOOD SPRINGS Coo July
12Judge Henry C Calwell when
asked his opinion of the work of the
Democratic convention replied
The wisdom of its action almos
amounts to inspiration No better met
and sounder platform have been presented
seated to the American people by anj
party in a third of a century
I marks an epoch in the political
history of this country For twenty
five years the people of this countrf
have been beguiled and deluded by the
false and decekful promises of both the
great political parties that they would
restore to them the money of the con
stitution The Chicago convention voic
ing the sentiments of the people has
repudiated the action of the Demo
cratic president and joined Issue with
the gold standard Republicans The
Chicago convention is the first national
convention held by either of the great
pltica parties for a quarter of a cen
tury which has not been dominated bY
Wall street influence and ideas j
The Democratic party has had a I
new birth it has freed itself from the
taint of Tammany and the influence of j
Wall street This has been done In
such a clear and pronounced manner
that Senator Hill is forced to declare
thait not a single plank in the platform
enunciates Democratic principles
meaning of course Democratic principles
ples according to Tammany and Walt
street standard
When those who support a gold
standand a McKinley tariff with all
its concomitants of monopolies and
trusts and the principles of Tammany
hal and Wall street denounce a plat
form of princioles that is good evi
dence that it enunciates sound princi
ples and deserves the approval and
support of the honest masses
I McKinley is the Napoleon of the
gold standard forces Bryan is the Wel
lington of the allied silver forces and
the historical parallel will be completE J
except that this modern Napoleon after
his Waterloo will go to the headwaters
of Salt river instead of St Helena
The National Committee
CHICAGO July 12The following is
the national Democratic committee a
completed at the close of the conven
tion
AlabamaH D Clayton
Arkansas Thomas C McRae
California J Dwyer
Colorado Adair Wilson
Connecticut Carlos French
Delaware R Kenney
FloridaSamuel Pascoe I
GeorgiaClark Howell
Idaho George Ainalee
Illinois Thomas Gahan 7
IndianaJohn G Shanklin
IowaCharles A Walsh
Kansas G Johnson >
KentuckYUrey Woodson t
Louisiana C Blanchard
Maine S C Gordon
MarylandA P Gorman
Massachusetts John W CorcoraB
Michigan G Stevenson
Minnesota W Lawler
Mississippi V Sullivan
Missouri William J Stone
Montana McHatton
Nebraska H Thompson
NevadaF P Keating
New Hampshire W Sulloway
New JerseyJames Smith jr
New YorkJohn C Sheehan
North Carolina Joseph Daniels
North DakotaW C Lustokow
OhioJ R McLean
OregonJ Townsend
Pennsylvania A Harrity
Rhode Island Richard B Comstock
South CarolinaBenjamin R Tin
man t
South Dakota James M Wood
Wo
Tennessee 11 Head
Texas J D Dudley
UtahA W McCune
Vermont R B Smalley
Virginia P Otey
Washington C Wallace > v
West Virginia T McGraw
Wisconsin C Wall
Wyoming H Holliday
Arizona W H Burbage
District of Columbia Lawrence
Gardner
Indian Territory Thomas Marcom
New Mexico F A Manzanares
Oklahoma White M Grant
Alaska C D Rodgers
ELY THE TRAIN ROBBER
Said to Have Been Aahhed
1nhbe1 After ai
Long Search
OTTUMWA July 12 WordJ has
12Word been
received from Lawson Mo of
Lon 110 the
capture of Ely the train robber for
whom the Burlington secret s rice
officers and the Pinkertons have been
searching for a year and a half int
company with Frank Bateman Ely
held up passenger train No4 in the
suburbs of Ottumiwa about J I oclock
Ottura abolt J ocok
on the evening of February 26 1895
The robbers secured 55000 in cash and
escaped Bateman was captured shonly
after at Moberly and was sentenced to
the penitentiary for five years
Ely escaped to Mexico and this is
the of him first that has been since learned
CATHOLIC CHURCH BURNED i
NEW YORK July 12The Roman
Catholic Church of the Visitation of f
Brooklyn with contests was destroyed by j
destroJe
fire tonight The loss is estimated at 1
fL50000 insurance 60000 Cause
i OC insurce 60 CausE unknown

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