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MAYSVILLE, KY., FRIDAY, JULY 31, 189G
KILLED AND MAILED
Most Appalling Railroad Hor
ror at Atlantic City.
VICTIMS MAY REACH A HUNDRED.
Heavily Loaded Pennsylvania E::-
curson Train Ploughed by an
Express on the Reading.
AWFUL EXTENT OP THE DISASTER.
Kellef Trains Dispatched to the. Scene
With Great Promptness and All, 1'osfllble
Done to Iteliovo the Injured The Glgan
v tic ami Sickening Task of Itcmovlng the
Bloodstained Timber Turned Taint the
Strongest Men Graphic Description of
Qjfc-Pf the Mo9t Trrlblo Collisions in
theV story of Katlroadlng -Names of
the Victims So Far u Known.
Atlantic City, July 81. A railroad
accident, horrible in its details and sick
ening in iw results, occurred last even
ing just outside of this city, and as a
esult about 100 persons are either killed
The Reading railroad express, which
left Philadelphia at 5:40 for Atlantic
City, crashed into a Pennsylvania rail
road excursion train at the second sig
nal tower about four miles out from
here. The Pennsylvania train was re
turning to Bridgeton with a party of
excursionists from that place. Millvillo
and neighboring towns. It was loaded
with passengers and a rough estimate
of killed and injured, at a lato hour,
places the number at 100.
It is hoped that this is an exaggera
tion, but the number is undoubtedly
more than 50.
At the second signal tower the tracks
of the two roads diagonally cross. Tho
Reading train was given the signal, but
it either failed to work or tho speed of
the express was too great to bo checked
in time. It caught the excursion train
broadside and ploughed through, liter
ally cleaving it in twain. Tho engine
of the Reading train was shattered to
pieces. Every car was jammed to its
fullest capacity. As soon us the news
reached Atlantic City tho utmost con
sternation provailed, but tho authorities
were equal to tho emergency. Relief
trains were dispatched to the scone,
loaded with cots and bearing staffs of
surgeons. As quick as the dead were
recovered they were carried into the lo
cal hospitals and undertakers' shops. A
general lire alarm was sounded and the
department promptly responding, aided
in the heartrending work of digging for
the victims. Fear grew into despair
and horror as the vigorous work of tho
rcliegangs revealed tho awful extent
bt the disaster.
The first Reading relief train bore
into this city 27 mangled corpses, men,
women and children. The next train,
not an hour later, carried 15 of the
maimed and wounded and two of those
died soon after reaching the city. As
train af ter.traiu plied to tho sceno of tho
wreck and toiled back with each ghast
ly load, tho sanitarium which does duty
4b the city hospital quickly found its
capacity overtaxed. Meanwhile others
of the dead and injured were being car
ried to tho private hospital at Ocean and
Edward Farr, engineer on tho Read
ing train, was killed outright, as was
another road man who rode on tho en
gine with him. This man, whoso name
has not yet been learned, saw tho col
lision coming and leaped from tho cab
an instant before tho crash. Almost at
the same instant tho engine cut its way
through and got him in its path. His
body and that of Farr were found under
a heavy load of debris, but tho engineer
lay in what remained of tho cab and his
Klght Hand Still Clasped tho Throttle.
He had been faithful unto death, and
met it at his post. Tho fireman on tho
train had leaped a few seconds before
and escaped with trilling injuries.
Samuel Thorno, baggagemasteroa tho
Reading train, is among the dead.
James M. Batomau, a Bridgoton un
dertaker, is known to bo killed. He
was in tho third car and his hat was
found lying among the mass of broken
Tho responsibility can not now be
fixed. Charles O. Rynick of Bridge
ton, who wafi iu tho excursion party,
was in one of tho rear cars. Ho escaped
- with seven bruises, and so far as his
agitation would permit, told tho story
of his experience.
When wo saw that a collision was
unavoidable," ho said, "tho scene in our
car was terrific. Women fainted and
men rushed in mad panic before tho
door, but it camo almost before we knew
it. Tho third car was cut right in two
and tho lower portion of it lifted bodily
from tho track and tumbled over. Every
car was crowded and it is horrible to
think of tho number that must be lying
under those ruins. The roof of one car
was buried under it. It simply dropped
upon tho people I know many of those
on board. I know positively of two in
our car who were tilled. They wero
Mr. and Mrs, Frank Bell of Bridgeton.
Their daugkter was in another car fur
ther back and was not hurt. I do not
know who is to blame. When we were
two miles out from Atlantic City we
came to a stop out in tho meadows and
stayed there for several minutes, but I
do not know why. I there must have
been fully 80 or 100 killed. The only
person with mo was my 6-year-old son
and he yrm noi hurt, thank Gpd."
aii Associated Jfress reporter was on
one of the first relief trains sent out by
tho Pennsylvania railroad and he was
tho first newspaper representative on
the scene. The train was in charge of
a number of railroad officials and Prose
cutor Perry of Atlantic county. It drew
up in the darkness a few feet this side
of the fatal point. The sceuc was wild
ly picturesque. Canopied by a starlit
skv, with a blood red moon almost at its
full, shining in the far back ground and
the brilliant masse of lights glimmering
from the city beyond, tho gaiety of
which has been suddenly eclipsed by the
most awful catastrophe in its his'tory.
Staggering in and out of ditches and
stumbling over masses of broken timber
with only a few fitful lanterns to help
their straining eyes, tho rescuo gang set
bravely to work. Axes and shovels were
plied with tho greatest vigor and almost
at every half dozen strokes another
form was brought up and laid tenderly
upon the waiting pallets.
It was a gigantic and sickening task
and tho strongest of men turned aside
faint from revelation of tho work of
the spades. A heap of bloodstained
timbers turned aside by ouo of the res
cuers brought to sight a woman's arm.
It had been wrenched off almost by tho
roots, and nothing remained but a
dripping stump. Evon tho hand was
gone. It had been clad in a daintr
white linen glove, tho sleeve of which
etill hung to it.
Not five minutes later a chance blow
from a pick revealed a still more ghast
ly remnant, a human heart that only a
lew short hours before had been throb
bing with life and love.
One woman whoso body was recover
ed still held in her dead hand a plate
bearing a picture of Atlantic City. It
was unbroken. Scattered about the
ground near tho wreck wero many
pieces of clothing which had been torn
from tho bodies of tho victims, hats,
dainty parasols, fans and gloves.
Seventeen unidentified women, four
men and a female child, all dead, wero
brought to the excursion house after
midnight. Fireman Kelley of the Read
ing train was fatally injured.
It is said that the Reading signal was
displayed and that tho whistle of the
train was nouuded. Tho Reading has
the right of way at tho crossing. The
excursion train boro Hxe tribes of the
order of Red Men, the Bridgeton, tho
Niagara, tho Iowa, tho Ahwantenah
und tho Cohansick, with their wives
The ringing of tho firo bells gave the
Atlantic City public tho first intimation
they received of the disaster. The ut
most oxcitement prevailed. Tho board
walk was deserted and the crowds that
surged about the two railroad stations
rendered the streets in those sections al
most impassable. Mrs. Edward Farr,
wifo of tho Reading engineer who was
killed, when informed of her husband's
tragic end, threw up her hands with a
frantic shriek and fell dead at tho feet
of her informant.
The known dead are:
P. S. Murphy, Millvillo.
J. D. Johnston, Bridgeton.
Charles D. D. Couuoughas, Bridge
ton. G. B. Taylor, no address.
P. H. Goldsmith, Bridgeton.
Samuel Thorn, baggage master of the
Reading train, Atlantic City.
D. E. Wood, shipping clerk, Phila
delphia. John Griener, Bridgeton.
Charles Eackler, Salem.
Charles McGear, Bridgeton.
Franklin Dubois, Woodruff.
Mrs. Joshua Earnest, Bridgeton.
Middle aged woman witu ring "G. to
V." initials, small boy about 4 years of
Frazier Bell and wifo, Bridgeton.
Sir. and Mrs. Richard Tronchard,
Bridgeton, identified by their nephew,
Thomas W. Trenchard, city solicitor of
Edward Farr, engineer of the Read
Tho Sea View Excursion Houso was
thrown open to thoinjuied.
Tho list of injured is as follows:
Howard Woodland, Bridgoton, broken
Samuel Muta, Bridgeton, scalp wound,
W. H. Spaulding, Philadelphia, in
ternal iniuries and head hurt.
Mary Shimp, Freesborough, head cut.
William Baughn, Biidgeton, back
hurt and head severely cut.
Charles O. Renick, Bridgeton, badly
cut about the head.
Violet Alfred, Bridgeton, face cut
and nose fractured.
Howard Smalloy, Bridgeton, body
bruised and head cut.
W. O. Hemslay, Bridgeton, badly
Lizzio O. Hemslay, wife, body badly
Mrs. E.A. Abbott, Rhodestowu, N.
J., lower limb and arm broken,
Lizzie Smalloy, Bridgetou, and Caro
line Smalloy, arms and legs severely in
O. D. Frazer and wifo, Bridgoton,
both badly cut on head.
Irwin Dubois, 13 years of ago, head
cut and badly injured.
Mrs. M. K. Eiger, Elmer, N. J., back
badly hurt and head cut.
Jacob Johnson, Shirley, N. J., head
cut, his wifo supposed to bo dead, and
child badly hurt,
Stonloy Wensoll, Alloway, N, J.,
scalp nearly torn off.
Fred Schouey, Bridgeton, back hurt
and internally injured.
Mrs. Susana Johnson, Shirley, N. J.,
shoulder, head and breast injured.
B. B, Fisher and wifo, both seriously
Harry Green, head hurt.
H. Weiss, neck twisted.
Mrs. Laura Pierce, Bridgeton, badly
cut head and body bruised.
William Simpkins, Salem, head lac
erated. Mason Worth, Philadelphia, baok in
jured. Albert Taylor, Bridgeton, cut in
William Broughton, Bridgeton, in
Edward Sceley, Bridgeton, head cut.
Chester Burgess, Bridgeton, hip in
jured. Howard Woodlawn, Bridgeton, arm
Ex-Judge Hitchner, Bridgeton, inter
Mrs. Hitchner, concussion of brain.
Mrs. H. A. Abbott, Bridgeton, leg
Howard Smalley, Bridgeton, back
David Friese, neck dislocated.
Albert Taylor, Biidgeton, three scalp
Jacob Hitchen, bruised badly about
Thomas F. Morrald, Bridgeton, com
pound fracture of the arm.
Charles Horner, Bridgeton, compound
fracture of tho arm.
Harry Watson, Yorktown, N. J,, leg
broken, head injured.
Lizzio M. Muller, Bridgeton, contu
sion of back.
Charles W. Horner, nged 12, frac
tured leg, internal injuries.
Frank Morrell, East Orange, N. J.,
dislocated shoulder and lacerated head.
Wesley Lee, Bridgeton, internal in
juries, contusion of face.
Fred Cheney, Bridgeton, internal in
juries and scalp wounds.
Mary Pitney, aged 11, Yortown, N.
J., lacerated and wounded head.
Sirs. Faunco Fralinger, Philadelphia,
broken leg, have to be amputated.
John Skelley, Camden, N. J., com
pound fracture of femur, internal in
juries; probably fatal.
Rachael Abbott, Rhodestowu, N. J.,
RAILWAY MAIL CLERK3
Warned Not tn He Too Active. Politically.
May Vote as They Please.
Washington, July SI. Tho postoffice
department has issued a ciicular of in
structions to railway postal clerks in
forming them of the department's
wishes concerning the attitude of the
clerks in the coming political campaign.
It insists that employes of tho railway
mail service shall not tako an active in
terest in politics in tho way of attending
conventions as delegates, making politi
cal speeches or assisting in the manage
ment of political campaigns. The cir
4These employes should recognize the
fact that their tenure of office depends
upon themselves; if they conform to
these requirements and are efficient,
honest, courteous to the public and ab
stain from unseemly and indecent lan
guage in discussing candidates or par
ties, they may reasonably expect to re
main in the service. All this, however,
will not interfere with their voting ac
cording to tho dictates of their own con
science or of expressing their opinion in
au intelligent and courteous way."
WHITE CAP OUTRAGE.
Defenseless Woman Suspended by the
Wrists and Her Iloine Hurued.
Bloominqton, Ind., July 31. News
has just reached hero that Modesto, a
small country town north of this city,
was the scene of great excitement Sun
day night. White Caps to the number
of 30 called at tho residence of Mrs.
Nettie Chrisman and demanded admit
tance, which was refused. The leaders
forced the door open and Mrs, Chrisman
was taken from her homo iu her night
clothes and hanged by her wrists to tho
limb of a tree. She received a terrible
beating with switches.
Not content with their work, tho
gang carried all of her household goods
und deposited them on the highway and
then fired tho residence. Tho poor
woman, still suspended from tho tree,
watched the destruction of her home.
No reason is given for tho outrage other
than that a rumor was current last week
concerning her character, which charge
is refuted. The county will offer a re
ward for tho perpetrators and tho giaud
jury will investigate. The woman is in
a precarious condition.
FIGHT FOLLOWS ELOPEMENT.
An Indiana Farmhand Fatally Wounds
Ills Now Drother-lu-Law.
Vincennks, Ind., July 31. Thomas
E. Prather, a farmhand, and Miss Maude
Delay, daughter of a wealthy farmer,
eloped from Sanborn, this county, and
drove to this city and were married yes
terday morning. They then drove back
to Sanborn, when an altercation took
place botween Prather and Clyde Delay,
a brother of the bride. Prather drew a
revolver and shot his now brother-in-law
in tho abdomen, plowing an ugly
gash in Delay's side as it went. The
wound is very serious and may prove
fatal. After glancing out of Delay's
body, tho ball struck a bystander and
cut off his thumb, afterward passing
through a baso drum.
Famous Tunnel Duplicated.
HAZLETON,Pa., July 31. Cox Brothers
& Company havo completed arrange
ments for driving a tunnel through the
Qua Qua Ko mountain to the mines at
Beaver Meadow. The tunnel will bo
one and one-half mile in lougth, and
will give a natural drainage to all mines
in tho basin. It will tako two years to
complete the work, and from an engi
neering standpoint will compare with
tho famous Jeddo tunnel.
St. Paul, July 31. The wedding of
Lieutenant S, D. Sturgis of Fortress
Monroe and Mies Bertha Tracy -f ement,
only daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Robert
B. O. Bement, took place at St. Clem
ent's Episcopal church, Bishop Gilbert,
assisted by Rev. Dr. Rhodes, rector of
St. John's parish, officiating. A large
number wero present from all over the
THE WORK OF STRIKING MINERS.
The Watchman Dnund and the Ilymera
Plant Totally Destroyed.
Sullivan, Ind., July 31. For several
days rumors have been floating here and
there that something out of the ordi
nary was impending in mining matters.
The miners, however, whenever ap
proached denied the tumors afloat. Yes
terday morning about 2 o'clock two
masked men appeared at the Hymera
mines, and cornering tho night watch
man, Oregon Marlow, with drawn re
volvers, commanded him to move on.
They took him about one-half mile from
the shaft and tied him, first cautioning
him against attempting to give an
alarm. Tho men then returned to the
mine and set fire to all tho top build
ings, including the tipple, boiler and
Soon after tho firo started, Clay Cum
mings, tho engineer, was notified, but
the fire proved to bo too far advanced.
Tho loss will reach $40,000.
Tho men who stood by the company,
and who were at work Wednesday, were
visited by tho delegation representing
the striking miners, and requested to
walk out, which they refused to do.
Tho company's attorney at this place
was notified by a responsible person that
the mine would be burned, but so many
stories havo been floating around that
he paid no attention to it.
The plant was one of the best equipped
mines iu Indiana, having electric ma
chinery and electric lights all through
it. The majority of the miners were
residents, and owned their property.
The fire will ruin them entirely.
WARSHIP STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Torpedo Was Kxploded and She Sank After
All Hands Had Left Her In Safety.
Rome, July 31. During the preva
lence of a thunderstorm lightning struck
the coast defense warship Roma and set
fire to her. Tho flames spread rapidly
in spite of the efforts of the crew to
subdue them, and her commander, see
ing that they wero approaching the
powder magazine, gave orders to attach
a torpedo to tho hull of tho vessel and
then for all hands to abandon the ship.
When the small boats containing the
crew wero at a safe distanco tho torpedo
was ditscharged, tearing a great hole in
the hull und causing tho Roma to quick
ly sink. Nobody was hurt.
The Roma was a central-battery,
wooden, single-screw, bark-rigged ves
sel of 5,370 tons. She was it I feet 4
inches long, 57 feet 4 inches beam and
24 feet 1 inch mean draught of water.
She was built in Genoa iu 1865. Her
engines were of 2,810 indicated horse
power and she had a speed of 13 knots.
Her armament consisted of 31 largo and
FATAL TO FOUR.
bhoutlnp; the "Chutes' Cuiise a Terrible
Accident at a Sunday School Picnic.
Knoxville, July 31. A teirible fa
tality occurred at Lake Ottozee, a sum
mer resort, five miles from this city,
yesterday afternoon. A Sunday school
picnic was in progress, and tho recently
erected "chutes" were doing a good
business. As one of tho boats came
down the chute, having aboard 13 small
children, a rowboat crossed its path a
it struck tho water and four occupants
of the rowboat were killed or injured.
The dead are:
Charles Perry, aged 17.
Walter Wright, aged 21.
MRs Carrie Phibbs, aged 17.
Mis Mary Foster of Alabama was in
jured and will die. Wright's body wat
ten ibly mangled and his neck broken,
(a Kates at Anderson.
Andeksox, Ind., July 31. Tho Citi
zens' Gas company of this city has re
jected the schedule of prices for gas foi
another year, as submitted by its supply,
tho Fort Wayne company, controlled by
the Dieterich syndicate, which also sup
plies gas to Indianapolis. The Fort
Wayno people wanted 30 per cent ad
vance, but tho only change is to ratt
furnaces from a standard of $3 to $2.7
and $4. Heating stoves and grates con
tinue at $1.40 per month, with $1 foi
additional heaters, and 61.10 for cook
ing stoves. The Fort Wayne company
receives $45,000 annually from here.
Much Suflorlujc and Two Death.
Indianapolis, July 31. Yesterday
was tho hottest day of tho season in
this city, tho weather office thermom
eter registering 05 degrees at 1:30 p. m.
Tho intense heat resulted in two deaths
from prostration. At noon Charles
Harmon, a driver, expired a few min
utes after leaving his wagon, and in the
afternoon Mary Saunders, a colored
girl, died. There wero three or four
more cases reported that will not prove
fatal. At 8:30 last evening the ther
mometer dropped to 72 on account of a
thunderstorm. There has been much
Death of John Dabuey MorrU.
HorKiNSViLLE, Ky., July 31. John
Dabney Morris, who is well known all
over Kentucky and Virginia, died yes
terday at tho homo of his son-in-law, 1C
miles south of hero, aged 80 years. He
was born in Hanover county, Va. In
early manhood ho moved to Texas and
was a member of tho Texas congross.
Ho was also attorney general of the
Texas republic. He was a colonel in
both tho Mexican and civil wars.
Fought Over Their Squawf.
Perry, O. T., July 31. Near Ralston,
on the Arkansas river, Bill Harm and
Joe Littleface, Indians, fought over
their squaws, each charging tho other
with trying to steal his wife. Both men
will die from injuries inflicted by his
opponent. The squaws became mixed
up in the fight and received serious injuries.
TORRENTS OF WATER
Spread Desolation Through
TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE HOMELESS
House, Darin, Drldge and Tree Were
Swept Do fore the I'lood and Completely
Wrecked OccupnnU Tied to the Hilt.
Immense Damtico Drlef hut Terrible
Cyclone at Glouster One 1'atallty.
STECunsviu.E, O., July 31. A severe
Ktorni like a cloudburst occurred west of
this city yesterday afternoon about 4
o'clock and within a period of 30 min
utes a mighty torrent of water had
spread desolation along both Parmar's
and Fisher's runs in the lower part of
this city. No lives were lost, as there
were persons along tho creeks who saw
tho water coming down the valley who
ran from houso to house warning the
people. Everybody fiQit many wading
kneo deep in water from their homes to
the hills which line the runs on both
sides. Two hundred people are home
less as a result of the flood. The dam
ago will aggregate all of $200,000.
The water came down tho creeks !L'0
feet high, sweeping before the flood
barns, houses, bridges, trees and out
buildings. Tho houses that wero
washed away and completely wrecked
were owned and occupied by tho fami
lies of Mrs. Philabaum, Robert Ritchie,
William Risdon, James Burgess, Andy
Albangh, Benjamin Wise, Grant
Stroud, John Hart and Henry B. Bow
man's store. Tho houses of 2Z others
were wrecked or damaged by tho water
and muddy slime that settled over
everything. Tho debris all gathered at
tho mouth of the Panhandle culvert
and the water backed up in the low
lands nearby, where all tho houses
wero washed away.
The culvert was undermined and mot
of it swept away, and this undermined
the track so that it will bo at least 21
hours before tho damage is repaired.
Trains havo not been running since 3
p. m. and they will have to bo run
arouud on other roads today. There is
another culvert washed out a half mile
further west on tho Panhandle. On
the same road at Goulds the track is
covered to a depth of four feet by a slip
which is GoO feet in length. On tho
Wheeling and Lake Brie road washouts
are reported all along the road from here
to Jewett. A Culvert over Wills creek
was washed out on tho Cleveland and
Pittsburg railroad. Big slips are report
ed on the Cleveland and Pittsburg road
at Brilliant, Martiu's Ferry and Port
Wills creek, north of this city, was
the highest in its history yesterday and
swept away bridges aud damaged ico
ponds and several houses wero washed
from their foundations. During the
flood on Parmar's run William Bush
and wifo took refuge in a cheiry tree.
Two bents of tho Wheeling and Lake
Eric road wero washed away. The poor
people along tho lino of the flood have
gone bravely to work to collect together
and repair tho damage done. Houses on
Church street, this city, and on Com
mercial street, Mingo, were flooded by a
CYCLONE AT GLOU3TER.
Several Houses Wrecked, Others Wrenched
rrom Their rouudatloim.
Coluuhus, O., July 31. A destructive
cyclono visited Glouster, a mining town,
7o miles south of here, at 8 o'clock
Weduesday night. Several houses were
mashed in pieces and a number of others
wero wrenched from their foundations.
J. L. Doughtery, while in front of his
store was completely buried under the
board sidewalk. His luck was broken
and he died later of hs injuries. He
was a prominent Masuu and Odd Fel
low. The houso occupied by James Mc
Clelland aud family of six was crushed
liko an egg but tho occupants escaped
injur. Tho tornado lasted scarcely a
minute, but rain fell in torrents for
half an hour. Thousands of dollars
damage to buildings and growing crops
was the result. Another heavy storm
visited Glouster yesterdaj but no dam
ago was dono.
DESTROYED HIS FAMILY.
Awful Crime of a Hitherto Deflected Citi
zen of Aufttln.
Austin, Tex., July 31. One of the
most heinous crimes over committed iu
this city was brought to light yesterday.
W. E. Burt, a member of one of tho
best and most rcspectablo families of
tho city, murdered his wifo and two
children, aged 2 and 4 years, last Friday
night and placed tho dead bodies in a
His residenco adjoined tho business
portion and tho stench led to au investi
gation. Ho left tho city Saturday night
following tho terrible deed, and in
formed several of tho neighbors not to
drink tho water as it was polluted by a
dead cat. His relatives becanio alarmed
at tho disappearunco of his family aud
when ho departed something was sus
pected. Tho wifo was aleop. Ho bound her
in a blanket after tying her feet and
neck together and then dropped her
body into tho cistern. Both children
had their brains knocked out. His
brothers havo offered a reward of $300
for his apprehension.
J. 1'. Hotter Die Ju the East.
New London, Conn., July 31. Mr.
J. P. Hoffer, a prominent iron merchant
of Cincinnati, whose family has been
summering at Eastern Point, died sud
denly fihosly before midnight of ap
oplexy. He. was 72 Tears of acre.