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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 81.
SATURDAY. JANUARY 10. 1907.
PRICK TWO CENTS.
MORE THAN SCORE KILL
MOHAMMED ALI MIRZA
AND FORTY H
THE BIG FOUR EH
ES AID W
Passenger Train Running 50 Miles an Hour
Collides Headon With Freight
at Fowler, Indiana.
Tender Driven Back Through Accommodation Car
From Which but Three Are Taken Out Alive
Most of Bodies Destroyed by Fire.
Lafayette, Ind-, Jan. 19. An official
statement issued by the Big Four says
there were 15 people in the combina
tion car and only four are accounted
for. No one was injured in the sleep
ers. Chicago. Jan. 19. The "Queen City"
Ef-ccial on the Hig Four railroad collid
ed head-on with a westbound freight at
Fowler. Ind.. at this morning.
The passenger train was running 50
miles per hour, and the force of the
collision was so great the tender of
the passenger engine was driven the
entire length of the combination, car.
in which were a number or passengers.
All the dead and injured were taken
from the wreckage of this car. None
of the passengers of the sleepers were
Many of IIoilieM Hurned.
Soon after the collision the wreckage
caught fire from the engine coals, and
all coaches except the private car of
Vice President Schaff were destroyed.
The dead and injured were taken to
Kankakee. It is reported 25 were kill
ed, many of whom were cremated.
The "Queen City" consisted of a
combination baggage and day coach,
three sleeping cars and the private car
of C. E. Schaff, vice president of the
For Ohnpurfd UkM.
Owing to the dense fog, the engineer
r.f the flyer was unable to see a light
on a semaphore, which directed him to
stop, as the freight had the right of
way. The train dispatcher, knowing
the fog would prevent the trainmen
from seeing the block signal, went out
side and waved a lantern frantically.
and fired half a dozen shots from a re
volver, but the train went whizzing by,
and a moment later the crash came.
Firemen of both trains were killed in
stantly, but the engineers escaped by
Town la AronM.
The report of the collision was heard
all over town. Fire bells and whistles
called the people to aid the injured.
Immediately following the crash the
wreckage caught fire and the bodies
were burned before they could be ex
tricated. The heat of the burning cars
was intense and the would-be rescuers
rotild not get near enough to render
Mrn, Women nnil Children.
The killed included men. women and
children. All that could be seen at
daybreak was the smoldering skele
tons of human beings and the wreck
age of the smoker and baggage cars.
Paul D. Harris, attorney, of Chicago,
as far as is known. Is the only person
who escaped from the combination car.
One man. pleading piteously for aid
and pinned under a car seat, was res
cued when the flames were within six
feet of him. Another man was thrown
out of the window of the smoker into
ihe ditch. These were the only passen
gers rescued from the smoker.
loiter reports state the Pullman cars
with the exception cf the Vice Pres
ident's car. did not turn over, but left
the track and were burned after the
passengers were taken out. The num
ber of Injured is said to be 40.
Seven Survivor at Kankakee.
Kankakee, 111., Jan. 19. Seven sur
vivors of the Big Four wreck at Fow
ler were brought here in the private
car of Vice President Schaff, the only
car on the train not burned. It is said
possibly 25 persons were burned in
the wreckage. Only five were res
cued. The conductor and baggageman
of the passenger tain are missing.
Soui of Dead nntl Injured.
A partial list of the dead and in
WALTER B. HAKIMS, Indianapolis.
JOHN' SCHANNON. Williamsport,
Ind., fireman of the passenger train.
M. A. Creton, New York.
Griffin, miner. Shelbyville, Ind.
T. F. Iang. Chicago.
II. W. Lynch, Chicago.
E. W. Tripp, engineer, Indianapolis.
Suburban Train Wrecked.
Hammond, Ind., Jan. 19. By the
BY THE HEAVY FOG
wreck of a suburban train on the Lake
Shore railroad last night. 13 persons
were injured, none fatally.
ONE IS SENT DOWN
Cnly Three of Crew of Vessel Missing
as Result of Accident Near
Dover. Jan. 10. The Red Star line
steamer. Vaderland. from New York,
collided with and sank the Dundee
steamer, Na worth Castle, near South
Goodwin light ship in a dense fog dur
ing the night. As far as is known
three members of the Naworth Castle's
crew of 20 are missing. The Vader
land's bow was damaged below the
waterline, but there is no danger of
the ship sinking.
FRENCH BISHOPS ARE FIRM
Pledge Themselves in Address to Pope
to Abide by His Decision.
Paris. Jan. 19. The council cf bish
ops has published the text of an ad
dress to Pope Pius adopted by the as
sembly. It thanks his holiness for his
encyclical, and assures him of the pre
lates perfect adhesion to his judg
ment. It then makes an indirect ref
erence to criticisms of the encyclical
by asking: "Could a clearer light pos
sibly have been thrown on obscure
:oints of a melancholy situation? We
The bishops declare they will not
remain satisfied with a state of affairs
which does not recognize the hier
archy and the inviolability of the
churh's property and liberty.
STATE COMES TO FRISCO'S AID
Resolution Up Providing for Attorney
Sacramento. Cal., Jan. 19. A concur
rent resolution introduced in the legis
lature yesterday touches on the admis
sion of Japanese into the public
schools of San Francisco and the ac
tion brought in the federal court in
the matter. The resolution calls upon
the attorney general of the state to
appear in the actions brought In the
courts, and he is to assist the authori
ties of the city and county of San
Francisco in defense of the actions.
D. P. DYER IS ACQUITTED
St. Louis Man Freed of Charges of Em
bezzling from Subtreasury.
St. Louis. Mo.. Jan. 19. D. P. Dyer,
Jr., suspended subtreasury teller, was
acquitted by a jury in the federal
court last night on a charge of having
embezzled $1,500 of government
Rock River Navigator Dead. t
Kt.r1inir 111 .Tan. Martin V. See
ley, the first steamboat captain on '
Rock river, is dead at his home in ,
Bills for Land Frauds.
Salt Lake City, Utah. Jan. 19. The
federal grand Jury yesterday made its
final report. It is known that several, will appeal to tnem ior support ana
indictments were .returned, but no def- assistance during the crisis in the af
inite information will be given out un-j fairs of the church growing out of the
til arrests have been made. It is in-
timated that indictments have been re
turned in connection with the alleged
timber combine in the northwest and
that the persons ladiced are not in
Locomotive Blows Up.
DeSoto, Kan.. Jan. 19. A Santa Fe
freight locomotive exploded near here
today, killing three trainmen.
FOR WANT OF COAL
Portland, Ore.. Jan. 19. Railroad?
are practically at a standstill in Ore
gon and Washington because of ina
bility of the conpanies to obtain fuel
for locomotives. : .
Commissioner Harlan Tells What
$200,000,000 Would do for
ONE ROAD TO EXPEND SUM
Proposed in House to Enact Law Mak
ing Federal Judges Subject
Washington, Jan. 19. Construction
and improvement of internal water
ways is prescribed by Commissioner
Harlan of the interstate commerce com
mission as a cure for car shortage.
Mr. Harlan, referring to the fact that
the Pennsylvania line finds it requires
$20.(MMi.tHio to put itself into condi
tion to handle the business offered.
"That sum seems large, but suppose
it were expended to develop internal
water ways-. It would mean that the
great Mississippi system would be
made capable of handling the excess
of business that is now crowding the
railroads beyond their capacity.
"We have been alone in overlooking
modern water way development. No
other great nation has been so short
sighted. We must move in the direc
tion of improving our water ways to
handle the great traffic of the nation."
Would Itetuove JiiiIkck.
Washington. Jan. 19. Represntative
De Armond of Missouri has proposed
in the hause to place in the hands of
the president and the senate a weapon
to remove from active service any fed
eral judge whose decisions or conduct
has displeased them, or who otherwise
is unfit to perform his duties.
If the De Armond proposal were a
law today President Roosevelt could
nominate a successor to Judge Hum
phrey of Illinois, for example, and if
the senate approved, the latter would
be retired upon his present pay. The
president even could name new justic
es of the supreme .court, provided he
could satisfy the senate of the propri
ety of his reasons for the retirement
of the jurists he desired to replace.
ELLIOTT SrIEPARD LOCKED UP
New Yorker Imprisoned for Nine Days
for Killing Girl With Auto.
Paris, Jan. 19. The case of Elliott
F. Shepard of New York, who in Oc
tober, 19lir, was sentenced to three
months' imprisonment. $120 fine, and
to pay $1,000 damages to tne parents
of Madeline Marduel. who was killed
by Shepard's automobile in August of
that year, has been settled. The dam
ages were paid immediately after the
decision and subsequently the sentence
was reduced to six weeks' imprison
ment. Since then sentence has been
suspended repeatedly pending efforts
to secure a pardon for Shepard.
Through a misunderstanding a request
for a pardon was presented two weeks
ago in such a way that it entailed in
stant decision. The pardon was re
fused and sentence went into execu
tion. Shepard thereupon was arrested,
but was subjected only to (he regime
of an "accused person."
After remaining in prison for nine
days the authorities agreed to pardon
Shepard on the payment of $2,000. The
pardon carried a special exemption
from the law under which foreigners
convicted of crime are conducted to
the frontier upon- their release and ex
pelled. Boy Kills Russian Official.
Smolensk, Russia, Jan. 19. The
chief of the rural administration. M.
Krollau, was killed last night by a
schoolboy named Boriook, as the chief
was leaving a concert hall. The boy,
who fired five shots from a revolver
at his victim, was immediately shot
and killed by an officer who was in at
tendance upon M. Krollau.
Rome, Jan. 19. An address to Cath
olics all over the world is being pre
pared by the pope. In it his holiness
new rencn laws.
Three to Die on Same Day.
San Francisco. Jan. 19. There will
be a triple execution at San Quen , -March
22. John Siemsen touis
Dabner, who killed .Mnakata, the
Japanese bank' nils city, were yes
terday sentenced to hang on that date,
which had already been fixed for the
execution of Louis Sveder, who killed
his brother-inlaw, Ixmis Blaise.
Chicago, Jan. 19. Knute O. Knud
son, the West Pullman contractor, on
trial for the murder of his wife, Jo
hanna Augusta, by administering ar
senic in small doses, was acquitted
last night after the jury In the crim
inal . court had deliberated for eight
Mohammed Ali Mira, heir apparent to the Persian throne, successor to
Shah Muzaffer-ed-lin Mirza, has been in administrative life as governor of
the province of Azerbaijan. lie is thirty-four years old. It is stated by the
Persian minister at Washington that Mohammed Ali will continue the policies
laid down by Muzafler-ed-1 in. who about a year ago granted bis people a
share In the government and proclaimed a parliament which is to frame a
constitution for the kingdom and which will meet annually. Up to last Janu
ary Persia was an absolute despotism, like Russia ami Turkey.
OHIO RIVER WAS HIGHER BUT ONCE
NEAR 1884 MARK NOW AT CINCINNATI
Town of California Completely
less and Destitute at Newport Situation Grows
Steadily Worse at All Points.
Cincinnati. Ohio. Jan. 19. There is
no sign of relief from flood conditions
today. The stage at this point, is 02
feet, the water having passed thehigh
esiWKjiS'Incp' February, 1SS4, dur
ing the iht.JJerfa-tListaiice of four
squares frorTttffffir. 'front the lower
portions of tfievcity. are flooded.
Town Completely Snliniirnfil. :
The towh""of California, just alKive
the city, is reported completely under
water. In Newport is is estimated
5.000 people are homeless and almost
destitute. There are nearly a hun
dred blocks under water, and the wa
ter is encroaching on the others slowly.
(iron Hourly More SeriwiiN.
Chicago, Jan. 19. The flood situation
in western Pennsylvania. . Ohio, Ken
tucky and Indiana is assuming a very
serious aspect. Nearly every stream
is out of its banks, driving out resi
dents in the bottom land, flooding low
er stories of buildings, stopping slreet
car ami steam railway traffic, and
causing much damage to other prop
erty. As yet no fatalities have been
reported. Rain is still falling over a
great area of the middle west.
WorMt In Tveuty Yenrx.
Cincinnati, Ohio. Jan. 19. With a
second rise. reported at the headwaters
of the Ohio river and the whole valley
suffering from the greatest flood it has
known for more than twenty years, the
outlook last night was gloomy indeed.
FIGHT OVER BIDS
Competitors Seek to Disqualify
Oliver and Bangs for
CLAIM CAPITAL LACKING
Also Allege Banks is Relative of Gay
nor, Now Serving Term for Con
Washington, Jan. 19. The McAr-thur-Gillespie
made the third lowest bid last Satur
day for the contract for the construc
tion of the Panama canal, is fighting
''"aly fr tne tryn3? to show rea
son .why the contract should be given
to them instead of to William S. Oliver
and Anson M. Bangs, the lowest bid
ders. Counsel for the combination
went to the White house last evening
and made representations to the presi
dent. T. P. Shonts, chairman of the
canal commission, and Richard R. Rog
ers, general counsel for the commis
sion also listened to the arguments.
Relative of f.nynor.
It is expected that within a day or
two the fight will be even more open
than it now is. Mr. Shonta and his as
sociates are making a thorough investi
gation of the standing of Messrs; Oil-.
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Under Water and 5,000 Home
Every town along the river is suffer
ing from crippled communication, linv
ited fuel supply and a shortage of
food, thousands of families have been
reTi4rHrTfftfiTrtep. and many thrmitm
men are idle because of the enforced
shutting dowt of factories and other
Damage is almost sure to follow the
necessary opening of the flood gates
at Portsmouth. Ohio.
Many Towns in Inrkne.
,The suffering has been increased by
the cutting off of the natural gas sup
ply. .V number of cities were in dark
uess last night because of broken gas
mains or flooded light plants.
Newport. Ky., is threatened with a
complete shutdown of the light plant
that supplies its electric car system.
Codington is threatened with a cutting
off of gas supply.
In response to a request from the
mayor of Manchester, Ohio, Governor
Harris today ordered out the company
of the 7th regiment stationed at Man
chester to guard property from looting.
The mayor found himself unable to
cope with the situation.
l.enve for the IlliiflfN.
Shawneetown, 111., Jan. 19. The
Ohio river continues to rise, but the
levee is holding. Although the danger
appears no greater than yesterday, peo
ple are becoming uneasy and beginning
to leave for the bluffs.
ver and Bangs. Besides this, the sec
retary of war is looking into allega
tions concerning Mr. Bangs, who, it
has been claimed, is a relative of
John F. Gaynor, who was implicated
in the Savannah river improvement
frauds. Mr. Bangs, it is said, is relat
ed to Gaynor by marriage, but he had
nothing to do with the Savannah work.
Sny Cnpifnl In Wnutinjc.
Among other claims Is one that
Oliver & Bangs have not $5,000,000
paid up capital, . as required by the
specifications drawn by the canal com
mission. Oliver & Bangs say if neces
sary they will provide $5,000,000 actual
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Jan. 19. Following is a
brief resume of the important proceed
ings in both houses of congress yester
SRXATE Th sonata deferred fur
ther action on the Brownsville matter
until Monday, passed a bill authorizing
relief for . earthquake-smitten Jamaica,
a srreed to a resolution direclinx an in
vestigation of the lumber trust, and
passed a bill increasinff the artillery
eorps of the army. Senator Whyte of
Maryland delivered a protest against
any encroachment on state powers by
the federal jrovt-riimrnt, nnd Senator
Kittredge spoke on the lumber trust.
The session adjourned at 3 :)." o'clock
HOI SK The house, by a vote of 1S3
to 92. voted that the salaries of sena
tors, representatives nnd delegates be
Increased to $7.Si0 a year after March
4, 1907. and lixed the salaries of the
vice president, speaker and member of
the cabinet at $12,0. The urgent de
ficiency bill carrying an appropriation
of $rU4.fir,n. was considered In commit
tee of the whole and later passed, after
which bills on the private calendar
were cpi$idered. The holise at C;10 p.
ni. adjourned. ...-.-'
JP 't -'- '
State Board of Charities Decides
Favorably on Petition for
CHESTER ASYLUM DOOMED
Unfit for Habitation and Will
Abandoned New Building
Springfield, 111., Jan. 19. One of th
state institutions complained of by Dr.
Frank Billings, president of the state
board of charities, has been condemn
ed entirely by the board, which will
ask the legislature to provide funds
for its rebuilding. This is the state
asylum for insane criminals at Chest
er, which is declared to be in such
shape as to require its abandonment.
The proposition is to remove the insti
ut Ion to a nearby site on an elevation
of land, and have the work done so
far as possible by the convicts in the
At present the asylum is located in
a valley, and its surroundings are de
clared insanitary to such degree as
not to ne toieranie. a mistake ot a
former administration allowed the
building to be erected where it is now.
and the members of the board have de
cided that the error will have to be
corrected, and will ask the general
assembly for the necessary funds,
t'wuld l e Ciinvlct l.altor.
Chester is so situated with regard
to quarries that considerable of the
work can be done by convict labor,
and it is proposed to use as much as
possible of the building material which
can be taken from the unfit structure.
The board also has decided to rec
ommend that necessary provision b
made at the Soldiers' home at Quincy
for the admission of veterans and their
wives. The governor recommended
this in his message at the request of
J.in,ftffVfJfll sit .AhUUfioJ? J1- posts.
who protested the unfairness of sepa
rating indigent veterans from their
wives, who by reason of this separa
tion would be obliged to seek asylum
in county poorhouses or in state insti
tutions which might receive them.
WuutM 20.000 for ( IloiiMe.
Members of the appropriations com
mittees' of both houses are observing
the progress of the estimate with des
pair. One legislator considered the
various propositions with equanimity
until ho reached a request for $20,000
for a cowhouse for herd of forty-five
cows. i nen ne contracted a neau
ache which has incapacitated him
from further work.
BOTH HOUSES VOTE
PROBE FOR BAILEY
Similar Action With Regard to Senator
Gamble By South Dakota
Austin, Tex., Jan. 19. By a vote of
f.5 to 57 the house last evening adopted
a resolution for the investigating of
Senator Bailey and his connection with
the Waters-Pierce Oil company.
Gamble Gets It, Too.
Pierre, S. D.. Jan. 19. Both houses
yesterday passed resolutions for the
investigation of Senator Gamble.
MITCHELL DEFENDS COURSE
Addresses National M ine workers' Con
Indianapolis, Ind.. Jan. 19. Presi
dent Mitchell made a spirited address
o the delegates attending the United
Mineworkers' convention here yester
day, defending the position taken by
dm in the strike settlement of last
year. J he convention adopted a reso-
ution pledging support to Mover and
Haywood, the imprisoned Idaho min
ers. The convention also adopted a
resolution voting $1,000 to the victims
of the Clinton (Ind.) mine disaster,
and sidetracked the resolution attack
ing Indiana State Mine Inspector Ep
person by referring it back to the In
diana delegation for action. The com
mittee on officers' reports made its re
port. The annual reports of President
Mitchell and the other officers were
Forbids Dicing for Drinks.
Kansas City. Mo.. Jan. 19. The
county court of Jackson county, which
contains Kansas City, has forbidden
the shaking of dice for drinks in sa
loons. CASE OF CORNELIUS
SHEA TO THE JURY
Chicago, Jan. 19. The Shea case
went to the jury this morning.
Five Hundred Landed at
Kingston From War
ships in Port.
RELIEF IS ARRIVING
Report Swelling Death Loss
Believed Due to a Cable
London, Jan. 19. A dispatch from
Kingston to the Evening News, under
today's date, says: "An official report
just issued states over 700 bodies have
been buried at Kingston, and the re
mains of 1,017 other victims have been
identified, and that a large number are
There is no confirmation of this large
total of dead elsewhere, and it is be
lieved the figures "1,017" is a cable
iioititoits aim: i:. ac..i:h atimk
New York, Jan. 19. A. S. Lascelles
& Co. of this city today received the
following cablegram from C. E. De
Mercedo, their resident agent at King
ston, dated Jan. 18:
"No terrors last 12 hours. Families
sheltered. Plenty food. Press exag
gerates conditions. Except Kingston,
no damage. No fire."
Mutiny nt I'enltentlury.
Washington. Jan. 19. The navy de
partment this morning received a dls
i". a tch from Admiral Evans, dated at
Guantanamo the 18th, saying: "Whip
ple arrived from Kingston today witn
advices from Davis confirming the
practical destruction of the city. He
reported a mutiny at the penitentiary
containing 500 prisoners.
Account for 410 Dend.
Thrv governor . confiders the whole
situation well in hand. Four hundred
forty are accounted for, and there are
still many bodies In the ruins. Many
Americans Failed for New York via the
steamer Heinrich on the 17th."
21 Hour l.nte.
New York, Jan. 19. News from
Kingston is still filtering in slowly 21
hours late, but the worst is not appar
ently known. The town itself is n
wreck, with very few of the house
standing remaining habitable and the
population is living in the open. Medi
cal supplies continue to arrive. Relief
ships are hurrying to the stricken city
from many quarters.
Ilend umber 7 IK).
The death list is probably about 700.
The seriously injured in the hospitals
number 500. Many others of the in
jured are being cared for at the tem
IKnary homes. Progress is being made
in clearing away the debris. Dynamite
was resorted to in clearing away the
Good order prevails. Admiral Davis,
who is in the harbor with the battle
ships Missouri and Indiana, was called
on for help in the work of policing 'ho
city. He promptly responded bv land
ing marines, who are now assisting the
British authorities in the maintenance
of order. No Americans were killed as
a result of the disaster, despite the
fact there were many American tour
ists in the place when the visitation
Take llrfuur on Slil.
A large number of tourists have tak
en refuge on the American warships.
American aid has been timely and the
dispatches agree it is warmly appreci
ated by the stricken people.
Three Hamburg line steamships aro
ashore near Plumb Point lighthouse.
o AmerlennM Killed.
Washington.. Jan. 19. The most im
portant bit of earthquake information
to reach the state department yester
day was a report from the manager of
the Western Union Telegraph com
pany at Havana that no Americans
had been killed or neriously Injured at
This fact was contained in a dis
patch to the state department from
Robert C. Clowry, president of the
Western Union, who transmitted two
cablegrams from Varona, the Havana
manager. The state department ha
been unable to get into communication
with the American consular officer in
I.nnda Force of Marine.
Kingston, Jamaica, Jan. 19. The,
Ftreets of this city are now picketed
with American guards. Almlral Ev
ans, at the request of Ihe British au
thorities, landed a force of marines
from the battleships Missouri and In
diana. Six hundred bodies have been
recovered and more are being con
stantly found. Dynamite Is being em
ployed to clear away the debris of