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THE 1SOCK -TBIjAyD AHOFUBs MONDAY APRIL 29, IS39.
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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTER.
Monday. Aran. 29, 1889.
WILL MAKE CONTEST.
The legality T AoiidUb College
Smdent' Tote t be Inquired late
Mamrtfay right's Meeting.
J. W. Cavanaugh, chairman of the
city democratic committee, presided over
a rery enthusiastic meeting at the Island
Citj club rooms Saturday evening. The
question as to the legality of the votes
cast by the students at the Augustan
College at the last municipal election was
discussed. It was unanimously agreed
that a contest of the late election on the
mayoralty should be entered at once to
try the legality of those votes. Chair
man Cavanaugh was authorized to employ
counsel, which he will at once. Judge
Wilkinson and Wm. McEniry will likely
The appended communication addressed
to the editor of the Arucs is apropos of
Augustan a College, April 26. 1889.
In your paper of April 9 there was an
article concerning the votes of the stu
dents of Augustan College. You had
published a long list of names of per
sons. who. In your opinion, had no right
to vote. You think of course, that I am
a republican, and consequently my name
was there also. Now, Mr. Editor, I
would like to know the reason for this.
Are yon enraged because I am as you
evidently think a republican, or be
cause I am a Swede by birth, or is there
any reason whatever? Mr. Editor, in
that article you have endeavored to set
forth my character in a light as dark as
possible. Mr. Editor, 1 use plain lan
guage; I would like to see a little more
action and less talking reasoning it can
not be called. Why not have me ar
rested? Why not bring me- before the
I will say no more this time, only close
with a sentence of your own: "An in
vestigation as to the legality of votes of
tbe students is demanded by all fair
minded citizens." No comments are
necessary. John O. Dahlbebo.
Our esteemed correspondent, whose
home, by the way, is at Esses, Iowa, has
either been misinformed as to tbe Argus'
position with regard to the Augustana
college students' voting, or he bus not a
clear sense of comprehension as to what
the A Reus did say. In reply to tbe three
points he makes, the Argus has not ques
tioned tbe nationality or politics or char
acter of tbe students whose votes are in con
troversy. Indeed, we have it from relia
ble information that some of tbe profes
sors acd a number of the students voted
for Mr. Hass. But this is not the ques
tion. Tbe aim is simply to settle a prin
ciple, and to know if transitory residents
whose homes, according to their own
registration are elsewhere, can vote legally
in Rock Island. In reply to tbe corres
pondent's plea for action, we will say that
the probability isthat bis wish. will be ful
filled, and the investigation promises to
be made as demanded, by all fair minded
The Y.M.C. A. :AuniverHry.
Yesterday being the fifth anniversary
of the Rock Island Y. M. C. A., the oc
casion was observed with services de
voted to the event in all of the
protestant churches in the city.
At the Central Presbyterian, the Cen
tral and U. P. churches united, aud ad
dresses were made by Rev. Moldrum,
Rev. McMichael. A. D. Sperry and J. S.
At the First Baptist the Christian and
Baptist united, and addresses were made
by Frank Nadler, Elder G. Piatt, Rev.
Leland and Louis Bowman.
At the First M. E. church Rev. Oue,
E. B. McKown and F. W. Lane, of this
city, and B. F. Quick, of Moline, deliv
At tbe Broadway Presbyterian, Rev.
Marquis, J. W. Welch and 8. T. Turner
At tbe Baptist mission Dr. J. W.
Stewart, of this city, and N. W.fl.
ford, of Moline, were t&ejWrtfakers.
At the Ninth stre'jE s. D. cie-Und-
XL3-5sm "d Geo. Barker
The remarks were all devoted to the
growth, interest and good results of the
Rock Island association.
SI. K. Church May Festival.
Send in the names of the babies for the
exhibition in the rink Monday afternoon,
All who are intending to make pres
ent to the parties who are to be mar
ried at the May festival will send them to
the rink by 8 o'clock next Monday
Excursion rates will be made on all
railroads running into Rock Island dur
ing the Methodist May festival.
The ferry will return all free who
come from Davenport to attend the May
festival next week .
Mr. Que is desirous that all bunting
and other decorative material that is to
be donated to the festival be sent to him
as aoon as possible.
Cireetlnc to Sir. ttpeneer.
Among the resolutions adopted by the
County Sunday School association at its
annual meeting at the First Baptist
church at Moline, prior to adjournment
Friday, was this one:
- Haolved, That the secretary be in
tructed to send greeting and a copy of
onr programme to Brother . W. Spen
cer, Los Angeles, Cal., our former presi
dent, of whose faithfulness and zeal we
are reminded every lime we meet in
A Week or Anns nient.
Tonight tbe "Little Sunbeam," May
B re tonne, opens a week's engagement at
Harper's theatre in popular comedies and
dramas, tonight's bill being "Caprice."
The company is a strong one and one
that has the reputation of putting on its
plays in the best and most pleasing man
ner. The company appears at popular
W Can lave
You from 10 to 15 per cent on lace cor
tains, ailk curtains, porteries. Fine
goods a specialty. Lace curtains 90 cents
per pair and upwards. The C. F. Adams
House Furnishing Home, 822 Brady SU,
The bowler takes naturally to a rolling
Grand Opening of the New
THE PRESIDENT ARRIVES CM TIME.
His Trip from the National Capital
to Elizabeth, N. J. A Strik
Tha Naral I'arade and Review Saluting;
the DiKtlnguWhed Guest with Voice and
Causon landing at Wall Street Where
George Washington Landed lOO Years
Ago The Barge and lt Crew of Old
Sal til rrorevulon Ashore and Reception
An Immense Crowd and Great En
thusiasm. Nkw York, April 29. One hundred years
ago Fresident-eleot Washington, having re
ceived due notioe of his election as first presi
dent of tbe United States, utarten for this
city April 1ft to take tbe oath of of
fice and arrived here April 23. His
journey was a constant ovation, tbe citizens
turning out en masse at every place be passed
THE KOl'TE FROM ELIZABETH PORT,
through and giving lnm a Joyous welcome
and hearty Godspeed. Last niht at 12:10
o'clock President Harrison loft the national
capital to take (rt in the grand finulx of tbe
centennial celebrations connei-titl with the
establishment of the great republic, and to
day at about 8 o'clock a. m. be was at bis
destination Elizabeth, N. J.
A Great Contrast.
There were no banquets, speeches or other
festivities en route; the people did not strew
the president's path with flowers. They
didn't have time. To say nothing of the fact
that the jouruey was accomplished mostly at
night, the only thing seen of the distinguished
party by the citizens residing on the line of
the railway was a dark spot away down the
line, a sudilen whirr and rush, a shrill shriek,
a mouthful of cinders and presto! the train
was at l. e next station.
Frobabiy there is nothing connected with
the two great events the inauguration of
President Washington and its commemora
tion 100 years later that brings out into
such bold relief the difference of tbe times
and the tremendous strides taken on the road
of progress as these two journeys from the
banks of the Potomac to tha bay of New
The Start for New York.
President Harrison aud bis party boarded
thoir train nt Washington City at about 10
p. in. yesterday. It was probably the most
perfect train in it appointments for the com
fort and convenience of its distinguished
freight ever sent out of a Washington City
station. The president's car was the private
car of the vice presiduut of the Pennsylvania
railway and there was absolutely nothiug
that could lie obtained in a first-class hotel
that wa9 not at the service of President Har
rison ou the car.
The presidential party consisted of the fol
lowing persons besides the chief magistrate:
Mrs. Harrtso ', Mrs. McKee, Miss Ida Mur
phy (of St Paul), Mrs. Kate Davis Brown,
CoL John M. Wilson and Private Secretary
. W. Halford. The committee delegated to
escort the president from Washington to
Elizabethport was in waiting at the station.
It consisted of John A. King, William Jay,
William H. Robertson, William M. Evarts
and Seth Low, representing the general com
mittee; Orlando B. Potter, Clifford Stanley
Sims and Frank 8. Witherbee, of tbe trans
portation, the centennial and stute commit-J,
There wa-a good crowdo-poophi waiting
in the statioiro seeJJjrtrpresUlent, but tbe un
certainty of tb hour of hia nrri! there
made it stng,. than it WOuij have hoeB bad
anbmi.rj,n fixed. The president was es-
orted to bis private car, where be held a
quiet reception of the other distinguished
guests of the centennial committee, including
the members of his cabinet and their families,
Chief Justice Fuller and bis wife, and others
in official life. In another car there were
about twenty newspaer men.
The party spent most of the time during
the trip getting very necessary sleep, to brace
themselves up for tbe lnltors of the day As
the light of morning stole over tbe country
through which tbe train passed crowds began
to be seen at way stations and towns, and
cheers went up as the train dashed by. Ar
rived at Elizabeth, N. J., a tremendous throng
had collected at the station, and the welcome
to the party was a hearty and noisy one.
Here Gov. Green, of Jtew Jersey, took charge
of tbe president and his inimediute attendants,
and entertained the party at breakfast. At
11a. m., after a short rest, tbe real business
of the day began.
PREPARATIONS AT NEW YORK.
The City Bright with the National Colors
and Full of People.
For a week New York has been gradually
filling np with visitors, and toward tbe end
of last week, on Sunday and this morning the
rush was something to astonish the citizens.
Never was New York so full of people. The
hotel registers looked like lists of all tbe
prominent men in the country, while the
streets were crowded. Every boarding
bouse or private bouse that bad a spare bed
was full, and thousands of the national
guardsmen, who came from every state in
the Union to take part In the great military
parade, were accommodated on steamboats
in tbe river. The big metropolis was full
aud running over.
And what a sight it all was. From tbe
Battery to the furthest cofines of the city
bunting was everywhere. From cornice
and column ; from window to window; from
tbe roof to the ground the red, white and
blue bung in graceful festoons or fluttered
from flagstaff in the shape of pennant or na
Ncene on the Bay.
But the bay was the place where the decor
ator had done bis most effective work. Here
were tbe war-ships the old wooden walls
and the new iron and steel ocean terrors.
The "old glory" floated from peak and mast
head, while the rigging was gay with ensigns
of all descriptions. In the docks at New
York aud Jersey City were many merchant
men and passenger steamers both for coast
business and the Atlantic trade and all were
hung with the flogs of all nations. A more
inspiring scene it would be hard to imagine.
Tbe vessels which had been detailed to take
part in the great naval pageant hung at
their anchors in tbe upper bay awaiting tbe
time when tbe admiral's signal should start
tbem into action, while all over tbe bay the
police boats, with myriads of smaller craft of
all descriptions darted hither and thither and
made a wondronsly beautiful picture.
THE TRIP UP THE BAY.
Embarkation of the President at KUsw
bethport Arrival in New York.
Eleven o'clock was at hand and the crowds
of people who had thronged all the streets
jj Scatert Island. I
leading; to any position that wouu git a
view, of tbe foot of Wall street, watched the
movenv nU on board the men-of-war and
strained their eyes looking down the bay to
see the Despatch, upon which at tbe above
hour the president would embark for a re
view of the naval parade. The interest was
intensiflad, if possible, when it was an
nounced from somewhere that the De
spatch t'as coming. Up along the line of all
kinds of vessels she steamed with the presi
dential party ou board until the war-ship
which bid tbe rear of the line was reached.
The Blue Jackets' Salute.
Then t he rigging of the vessels became sud
denly alive with men, who ranged themselves
along tbe yards, and a ringing cheer went op
that ma le tbe air tremble. As the cheer
arose a Hash leaped from tbe side of the first
vessel reached, a puff of smoke followed in
stantly, and "boom I" came tbe response of a
gun. T len tbe air was vocal indeed. Tbe
sailors manning the yards and tbe people on
shore vfcd with each other in keeping up the
roar, wt k-b was punctuated by the crash of
broadside after broadside from the war
ships sal Jting, as the Dispatch dashed rapidly
along th line.
Arriving at the head of the line, which
post of bonor was given to tbe new ironclad
vessels f the navy, the Chicago, Yorktown,
etc., tbe rreat vessels began moving after tbe
Despatch, and so tbe pageant steamed up to
the city opposite the foot of Wall street Tbe
Chicago was tbe flagship of the parade and
was iinn ediately followed by tbe new cruiser
Boston. In tbe line were the dynamite
cruiser, vhe historical Kearsarge, and many
other shi as whose day is nearly past and
who will soon bave to give way to the mod
ern type of vessels.
The Official Barge.
When Gen. Washington was brought from
Elizabethport to the loot of Wall street be
made the whole trip by barge rowed by a
crew of shipmasters from tbe Marine society
of the J or t of New York. One hundred
years lat the president steamed up the har
bor until be was abreast of .the landing place
and here the barge was brought into requisi
tion. M Mined as it was luO years ago, by
"old salts'' of the Marine socieiy, all of whom
bad been in command of vcwels for half their
Uvea, the barge drew op alongside the Des-
FRESH' ENTIAL BARGE COMING ASHORE.
patch, its captain being Capt Snow, presi
dent of the society, a youngster of about 80
years. As the president appeared at the
head cf tl e gangway his form was recognized
on shore ind again the cheers rolled up from
the tbront;s close to the water, were taken up
by those farther back, and swelled away into
a distant roar like tbe "sound of many
Tbe debarkation was accomplished without
event worth noting, and with the steady
sweep of the veteran oarsmen the long oars
rose and fall and the barge shot through the
water to tbe landing place. In the meantime
tbe vessel', in the naval parade bad steamed
ahead up North river to Twenty-seventh
street, whare anchor was again dropped and
that part of the programme was ended. It
was a bea itif ul spectacle, and how many peo
ple it was witnessed by will never be told ex
cept in th nature of a wild guess. There
were thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds
of thousai ds.
THE RECEPTION ON LANDING.
Escort to the Equitable Building A Levee
Standing close to tbe landing at the foot of
Wall street were Governor Hill, Mayor
Grant, Hon. Hamilton Fish and William U.
Hamilton, the last two being members of
committee As the barge rounded into tbe
wharf the governor and other gentlemen
stepped forward, and in a moment tbe presi
dent was on terra flrraa. A few words of
welcome and greeting were exchanged and
at once the procession was formed to escort
the distinguished guest of tbe city to the -Equitable
Tbe President's FacorU
The escort was led by three foot batteries
of the United States' artillery. Then came
New York Coramandery Loyal Legion, then
commanded of Grand Army posts. New York
militj ygjr ments. Society Sons of Revolution.
..general camuitteeof arrangements, aud next
the preside Dt, governor of New York, Mayor
Grant, anc Hon. Hamilton Fish. Tbe special
escort to tbe president's carriage were the
shipmastei s who bad rowed bim ashore. Fol
lowing the president came the vice president,
next tbe ct.binet, chief and associate justices
supreme court, governors of states, official
representa ives of tbe United States senate
and bouse, admirals of tbe navy. Gen. Sher
man and o her officers who have been thanked
by name b congress. Tbe remainder of the
escort wan composed of Society of Cincin
natus, statu judges and other officers, city of
ficials and invited guest The only car
riages provided were those for the president
and his i nmediute party, who bad been
brought up from Elizabethport on a couple
of steamer and landed near the foot of Wall
street while the president was coming ashore
in bis barge.
f .o End of Enthusiasm.
There wan intense enthusiasm when George
W ashing to i took the same route nearly as
President Harrison did to-day. It was the
enthusiasm of well tried patriots men who
gone through the fire with the great father
of bis cour try. It was the enthusiasm of
happiness nt the successful accomplishment
of what as begun thirteen years before.
But there wasn't as much of it in those long
ago days a there was here to-day. There
couldn't bt the people weren't here to make
it. The cit f of New York was a village then
LA5DINO AT A HISTORIC SPOT. -
compared t what it is now, and when you
add to the population of 1,500,000 which
now probably finds a dwelling place here,
the throngs that come from tbe
country and cities roundabout, from
the far wei t, north and south you have a
multitude which if enthusiastic will make
tbe vault o:' heaven tremble. And it was
enthusiastic. Packed as thick as sardines
were tbe ps ple on tbe line of march, and al
though tbf' police preparations were first
class it was hard work to keep the surging
crowds baidc, and as tbe brilliant escort
moved alo ig it moved in a whirlwind of
cheers that began at the water's edge and in
one long, lo id roar reached to the Equitable
building, i ! " v
-' Tb Reception.
Arriving st its destination the procession
disbanded, vhile the president and his retinue
proceeded inside where for about an hour a
reception was held for invited guests. In
this matter old methods were adopted. When
President Washington held bis reception he
shook no one's band; he and the person intro
duced simply bowed; and so it was to-day.'
As tbe guests passed in front of President
Harrison bows were exchanged and the pump-
handle process, much to tbe president's satis
faction, no doubt, was dispensed with.
When the reception closed and daQ its
progres, the beauty and fashion of the
metropolis passed in review of tbe chief
magistrate a collation was served the guests
The president will hold a public reception
from 4 to 5:30 p. m. at the governor's rooms
in the city hall, and 9 p. m. the centennial
ball takes place at the Metropolitan opera
Oot About What Ha Deserved.
Cincinnati, O.; April 2u. White-Caps
chastised a man within a mile of Cincinnati
Friday night in a thickly settled suburb.
Frank Gehrline, aged 43, lives at Riverside,
and has frequently quarreled with his wife
and recently bit her with a pail. She has
been supporting him, while he spent his time
in saloons. He has had several White-Cap
warnings. About 8 o'clock, as Gehrline was
in a saloon drinking, a boy entered and told
him someone wanted to speak to him outside.
Gehrline, suspecting nothing, went to the
door. He had scarcely reached it, however,
when be was seized by a band of masked
men. They tied him to a tree, took down
bis trousers, and belabored him most un
mercifully for half an hour. His screams
attracted a great crowd of men and women,
who looked on without interference. When
finished the White-Caps disappeared toward
In Memory of Gen, Grant.
Chicago, April U9. Saturday was the
sixty-seventh anniversary of the birth of
Gen. Grant, and the day was remembered by
several clubs. At New York a banquet at
Delmomco's brought together such men as
Gen. Sherman, Chauncey M. Depew, Stewart
L. Woodford and others. At Pittsburg tbe
Grant club dined 325 persons and spent a
few hours in eulogy of tbe old commander.
At Des Moines. Ia., there was a banquet by
tbe Grant club. Tbe distinguished guests
present were Gen. Russell A. Alger, of
Michigan, and Judge John M. Thurston, of
Nebraska. Three hundred covers were laid
in the handsomely decorated dining-room of
the Savery hotel. One feature of the day
was a parade in honor of the dead soldier.
given by G. A. R. men at Kingfisher, L T.
Narrow Escape of a Queenlet.
Nice, April 2t). The queen of Wurtem-
berg had a narrow escape from serious in
jury and possibly death yesterday. While
her majesty was out driving her horses be
came frightened by tbe sound of an ap
proaching railroad train whicfi was just
emerging from a tunnel. Tbe horses became
unmanageable and started down the road at
a terrific pace. One of the horses fell and
was killed, otherwise the carriage would
probably have been overturned at the turn
of the road a short distance beyond. The
queen was badly shaken up and much fright
ened, but received no injury.
He Wa Too free with His Pistol.
Dvvtox, Tenn., April 29. City Marshal
GrilUth shot Bud Bryson through tbe heart
yesterday morning, killing him instantly.
Bryson I'.ad been fined in tbe mayor's court
aud had gone out without paying. ' Grim lb
went atter him to collect the fine, and, taking
bold of bim, Bryson shoved bim away, when
Griffith drew his revolver and deliberately
shot him down. Bryson lived at Spring
city aim leaves a wire and child.
Irew Their Pistols on Each Other.
Little Kock, Ark., April 29. Powell
Clayton, the well-known Republican leader,
and CoL W. A. Weblier, editor of Tbe Daily
Progress, met m a saloon .Saturday and after
soma hot words both drew pistols, but were
separated, and the hostilities proceeded no
further. The quarrel grew out of attacks
upon Clayton in Webber's paper.
Made Capt. Morrell a Knight.
Copenhagen, April 29. King Christian,
in recognition of his heroic and humane con
duct in rescuing the passengers and crew of
the Danmark, has appointed Capt Hamilton
MuiTcll, of the steamer Missouri, a knight of
tbe order of Danebrog.
Snowing la Michigan.
MaBOI KTTK. Mich.. Aoril 29. The huavr
raiu which bad been falling heie for thirty
hours tiirnr-d to snow last nitrht. All vessels
are held in port for better weather.
Ieath of President Barnard.
New York, April 29. President Barnard,
of Columbia college, died at 4:15 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon. He had been 'ill for some
SOME WASHINGTONS LEFT OUT.
Jeff Itavift ltevelop the Fact That the
AYnsliliifeton rauiily Is Very Nameroun.
Richmond, Vs., April 29 Jefferson Da
vis receutly addressed a letter to Dr. J. J.
Washington, of Mississippi, calling attention
to the fact that the centennial committee on
invitations had omitted from tbe list of in
vited guests many of the most conspicuous
of the Wnsbington family. The following is
Dr. Washington's reply to Mr. Davis' let
Dear Sir: I accept verv cratef all y vour kind
offer to present the names of my f:imily to the
New York centennial committee, for though tt
is more to our tasto to belnns to the unrepre
sented majority. I auree with you that as chil
dren of circumutam-es it may bave berome our
luty not to deny that we bave an existence.
1 he very lewises who are invited iruests are
tbe present owners of Audley. tbe ancestral
home or my grandfather, whose descendants
are "lepion." .My father, Fairfax Washington,
was a d si-endant of Lawrence, the immigrant
brother of John, ancestor of George Washing
Qucntin Washington leaves nnmentioned
very many and the most prominent even of
the Virginia Washingtons. The family, in
cudliiit the Fairfax and Whiting branches,
are so numerous throughout the south and
southwest that but for their characteristic
non-assertiveness the few names enrolled
would be amazing.
Cbo this statement as you think appropriate,
and accept our renewed thanks for your
THE RECORD AT BASE BALL.
Scores Knocked Out by the Several Ag
gregations. Chicago, April 29. Saturday's League
base ball scores are easily told, as all the
games were postponed owing to rain, except
the Indianapolis-Cleveland game, which
Cleveland won by a score of 4 to a.
There were but two Association games
played, tbe raiu stopping them elsewhere.
The scores were: At St Louis Cincinnati
12, St Louis 10; at Kansas City Louisville
5, Kansas City 4. Sunday's games: At Kan
sas City Louisville 4, Kansas City 5; at St
Louis Cincinnati 2, St Louis 6; at Colum
bus Athletic 5, Columbus 4. Brooklyn
Baltimore game postponed bad ground.
Western association: At Sioux City Min
neapolis b, Sioux City 7; at Omaha St Paul
6, Omaha 14; at Denver Milwaukee 13, Den
ver 6;. at St Joseph Des Moines 5. St
Joseuh 18. Sunday's cames: At St JoseDh
'ir&Des Moines 7, St Joseph 5; at Sioux City
Minneapolis 4. Sioux City 1; at Omaha St
Paul 4, Omaha 2.
Inter-state league: At Davenport Peoria
10, Davenport 3; at Evansville Springfield
a, Evansville 13; at Quincy Burlington 2,
Quincy 24. Sunday: At Evansville Spring-
neld a, Evansville '&
An Elevator Trust at St. Louis.
St. Louis, April 29. An elevator trust
that will include five elevators on the west
side of tbe river is in process of formation
here. Tbe trust will kill off all competition
and run tbe elevators merely as warehouses.
The operating expenses and switching
charges will be greatly reduced, and the
greatest saving in any one item will be in tbe
commissions. The original Value of tlae
property is about $4,000,000.
Beat BU Brother to Death.
Nashville, Tenn., April 29. Saturday
two brothers named Obe and Dan Hunter.
colored, near Hills boro, becrme involved in a
quarrel. Obe struck Dan with a stone, when
tbe latter grabbed a piece of fence rail.
knocked his brother down, and deliberately
beat bis bead into a jelly. The murderer fled.
All TrAt Remain of About
Twenty Human Beings.
DBEADFUL D1SASTES ON TEE BALL.
The Fatal "T" UeralU m Train, Result
ing In the Roasting to Ieath of Pas
sengers Pnned in the Wreck One Man
Entirely Beheaded and a Dozen or So
More or Less .Wouned Names of tha
Victims as Far as Known The Burned
Hamilton, Ont, April 29. The limited
express on the Grand Trunk railway, due
here at 6:55 a. m., yesterday met with an
accident when about two miles west of this
city, the result of which was the loss of
many lives. Tbe train was composed of an
engine, two baggage cars, a smoker, a Chi
cago and Grand Trunk through passenger
coach, a Wabash coach, a Wagner first-class
coach, a Pullman car and two Wagner sleep
ing cars in the order named. Conductor
Poole was in charge of the train, with J.
Watson, of Loi.'don, engineer, and El Chap
man, of London, fireman.
The Fatal "V" Again.
The accident occurred at the junction
where a "Y" is built ThU UY" is usad to
switch through trains for Toronto on to the
Toronto branch from the main line. The
train is said to bave been running at a speed
of forty miles an hour or more, when directly
on passing the switch the engine jumped the
track and plunged into a water tank which
stood in a s; ace lietween th "Y," smashing
the tank into atoms and turning the engine
almost upside down. The baggage cars came
directly after the engine, and the first of
these was pitched over the locomotive and
thrown on the main track, leaving its wheels
behind it I he other baggage car caught
fire from the engine and the two cars were
soon in flames.
The Coa-hea Take Fire.
The coaclies following, with the exception
of the two Wagner cars in the rear of the
train, were huddled together by the shock
and soon caught fire from the baggage cars.
The passengers on the train, many of whom
were asleep at the time, had terrible ex
perience. Large slivers of iron and vyxd
new in all directions and the contusion
among the wrecked passengers can bettor be
imagined than described. The m-ijority of
those aboard the train were enabled to get
out of the coaches before the fire had reached
tbem, but in the confusion which reigned it
is not known just how many victims were
left to the mercy of the flames, pinned in by
tbe material of tbe wreck an 1 unable to ex
tricate themselves. Tho screams of tbe men
who were being burned to death in the
smoking c ir could be beard above tbe noise
of the escaping steam and the roaring of the
The More or Less Wounded.
Following is a list of the Injured: Hamilton
Clark, of 147 West Ohio street, Chicago, had
his right leg broken and bis bead bruised, he
may have received internal injuries. In which
case he will not recover; Antony Maus, au
Italian, on bis way from Wisconsin to Italy,
not serious; J win Chapman, fireman, of Lon
don, not serious; Enoch Kenzie, a mining en
gineer, of London, not serious; A. Murray, en
gineer, of London, ribs broken, not serious un
less internally injured; C. C. AsbelL. of Ed
wardsport, Ind., cut and bruised, not serious;
Widiam Lepsey, of 89 North Sangamon street,
Chicago, sprained ankle; A. L. Doucy, 4U West
Adams street, Danville, Ills., head cut, not
serious; J. A. Palmer, Ilion, N. Y., head cut
not serious; George White, going to L'nlon
Hill. N. V., from Wisconsin, ear cot off and
head cut: Andrew J. Carpenter, of Yankton.
D. T cut and bruised, not serious; . E.
Young, 2M4 North avenue, Chicago. Knee ami
back hurt, not serious: Joseph Morrow, ou bis
way from the west to Clark's Island, Me., cut
about head, not serious.
Number of Fawengera and Their Fate.
There were 115 people on tho train besides
tbe ten trainmen. Of these, 14 were in the
day coach, 35 in one sleeper, five in another
sleeper, and eleven in a third sleeper, leaving
W persons in the smoker and two coaches.
Thirty or thirty-five of these were in the
smoker. This car and the second liaggage
car were telescoped completely, and took fire
immediately. The wrecking of the tank cut
off the supply of water, and the thirty or
thirty-five passengers were at the mercy of
tbe flames. Of Jius number thirteen, as far
as can be learned, got out safely. Two men
were killed instantly. One of them, L. S.
Gurley, of Chicago, had his head taken off
and his body thrown clear of the wreck, and
the other, an Italian, on his way to Italy,
was crushed to death.
A Ohastly PUe of Burned Flesh.
The remains of from sixteen to eighteen
men were taken out of tbe wreck an hour or
two later. They were cut to pieces almost to
a man aud burned beyond all possibility of
recognition. They were huddled together in
a heap in the end of a smoker, and were
pinne. 1 in by timber which made it impos
sible lor them to extricate themselves.
Nothing could be done for them, as tbe fierce
ness of the flames made it out of the question
for men to rescue them. Tbe only way in
which it could be ascertained that from six-
tgen to eighteen bodies bad been taken out
was irom the fact that legs and arms cor
responding to about that numlier were
found. Tho remains were taken to the
morgue. It will probably be days before the
dead are identified.
Not Referable to Kegllgence.
An investigation shows that, as far as can
be learned, there was no negligence on the
part of the railway company. The train
simply jumped tbe track at a frog. The en
gineer and "fireman did not jump, because
they bad no time. They were gotten out from
under tbe debris with- difficulty, and it is
miraculous how they escaped. Tbe baggage
man and expressman. James Welch and Fred
Dumas respectively, both of Niagara Falls,
were hi the car which jumped over the en
gine, yet neither was hurt
A Very Complete Wreck.
Conductor W. H. Poole, of London, says
that tbe train was fifteen minutes late, but
was not running more than twenty miles an
hour when the accident happened, as all
orders are that trains must not run at that
particular place at a greater speed than
twenty miles. The place where the accident
happened is considered a dangerous one, as
there is a switch on a rather sharp curve,
hence the precaution of running slowly.
Seven cars, including one baggage, two first
class coaches, a smoker, a first-class day
coach and two Wagner sleepers were burned,
there being not a vestage of wood or any
thing that would burn left One car, a bag
gage, was demolished, and the engine was
tbe most complete wreck imaginable.
And m Costly One to the Company.
Tbe loss to tbe company will be enormous.
Many of those in the train were on then way
to New York to take, part in the centennial
festivities. Among tbem was a part of tbe
Detroit Light Infantry, but none of them
were injured with the exception of one who
got a slight cut orw his eye. Most of the
passengers lost all ox a portion of their baa:
gage aud clothing aud a large amount of tbe
mails were hist by Are.
Circulating Counterfeit Bills.
St. Louis, April 29. Fifty counterfeit f 10
bills were presented and stopped at the bunks
here Saturday. . The counterfeit is a danger
ous one of tbe series of 1885. Several of tbe
bills were passed on grocers and saloonkeep
ers. Tt is supposed that at least 15,000 of
these bills are now in circulation.
Found m Murdered Infant.
Norwich, Conn., April 29. Tbe body of a
male infant was sound on tbe shore of the
Thames yesterday the child having been
strangled with a rope which was still around
its neck. This is tbe eighth infanticide dis
closed here in as many years, with no clue to
tbe guilty parties. '
A Movement to Banquet Hewitt.
London, April 29. A movemtsut is on foot
among the London Unionists to give a ban
quet ha bonor of ex-Mayor Hewitt, of Nsw
York, in recognition of bis refusal to fly the
Irish flag; irom toe city hoU.
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Parlnr Vnrnilnra vr.,-V,
Ail Oklahoma Story
That Is Given Because It
NINE MEN KILLED IN A TIGHT,
Cowboy Itelng tlie Attacking Party and
Old Soldiers the Ifenders The Btovy
a lii-ought in from the Wild Opinion
aa to the Credibility of the Average
"Special" from the Coming; State An
Chicago, April 29. The following tele
gram, received here from tbe land of news
paper "fakes," is given for what it is worth.
It is dated Wichita, Kan:
It is reported that an attack hai been made
on an old eoldiera' colony in the western part
of Oklahoma. The news was broUKbt to Uoih
rie by a runner to Dr. Merrick, the chief of the
colony, lie at once left for the scene. The
mesaengo. ua;d the fifjLt occur red on Wednes
day nU'lit and lasted an hour. Tht old foI
diera are on the north bank of the Canadian,
and near the southern lordr of Oklahoma.
Their lands ar. very desirable, and a number
of cowboys tried to take them from the set
tlers. The cow boys were well mounted, and
rode 1 own on the camp, evidently with the
intention of surprising the colonists. The old
soldiers, however, were on their guard. The
cowboys rode up and down in front of the
camp, yelling and shooting in the air. Tbe
settlers bug n firing at them, and a man and a
horse were brought dowu.
Hbuled Off" to Consult.
The rider jumped tip behind a companion
and all were soon out of rane. The cowboys
then held a consultation and, spreading out
Indian fashion, began firing on the camp.
Their horses were used as barricades, and
over their barks the cowboys shot and killed
six of tho sei tiers. When the soldh rs saw
they were getting the worst of it they charged
o i the enemy and the cowboys retreated, but
kept up firing. The battle resulted in nine
killed and several wounded. Then the cow
boys rode away across tbe prairie, but sent
back a threatening yell to the effect that the?
The Dead and Wounded.
None of the killed wa9 from Wichita. From
tbe best obtainable information the dead are:
M. Redtield, OU City, Pa.; Willard Wood
worth, guincy. Ills.. Samuel Hertrer, Fort
Wayne, ind.; Steven Denny, Paris. Ky.; Anson
L. Toyre, Ualona, Ills.; Robert Hutchias,
Milwaukee, Wis. Anton Creigh was wounded.
Malhattan la Very Knsy.
That is the telegram, and it is not yet corn
firmed in this city, but there is any amount
of opinion extant that tbe Oklahoma news
paper liar is an artist in his line.
J. A. Graham, chief editorial writer of The
Kansas City Times, who has several times
been in the territory before, has just re
turned to Kansas City, so a telegram says,
from a two weeks' trip through Oklahoma.
He says the stories of murders, personal en
counters and lack of food are all inventions.
An immense amount of flash writing, he
says, seems to have been done purely to
furnish entertainment for readers and with
no regard to facts. It is doubtful whether a
single homicide has occurred iu Oklahoma,
den. Mrrritt's Report.
Gen. Merritt telegraphs to the war deart
ment at Washington City to the same effect
He states a telegram from Fort Reno says
that the stories of bloodshed are without
foundation. Hays the telegram :
All over the territory, so far as I can dis
cover, there have been cases of violence re
ported, but in no single instance has inves
tigation Resulted in confirmation of these
reports. Sn cases where different claim
ants contest for the same quarter sec
tion the matter is compromised or left for
nnal adjusuueut by proper authority. Iain
thus explicit because Kansas newspapers are)
reporting scenes or bloodshed.
LOOKS LIKE A ROMANCE,
And Is One, Whatever Significance Ton
Give the Word.
Dentkk, April 29. Some weeks ago
James C Keudall, sheriff of Garfield county,
deserted his wife after securing from her.
(400. About the same time Clarence Mar
tindale, one of Kendall's deputies, intimated
to Mrs. Kendall that as her husband had de
serted it would not be out of place to
elope and begin life anew in some strange
country. After giving the matter her se
rious consideration she decided to avail her
self of the opportunity afforded, and accord
ingly tbe two left last Monday for Okla
homa. On Wednesday morning, as the pair
were making their way through the crowded
highways of Oklahoma City, seeking soma
unclaimed piece of land, they met Kendall.
Martindale, on seeing escape impossible,
walked up to the unfaithful husband saying:
"Jim, here's your wife. We've been looking
for you for a long time." Then there was a
Jollification meeting, and what would have
been a tragedy iu Colorado turned out to be
a friendly pleasantry in Oklahoma. Finding
it impossible to secure desired claims the
party bave once more returned to their
homes in Gienwood Springs.
Crock way Felt Insulted.
New York, April 29. W. E. Brockway,
the noted forger, who was arrested Thursday
as a habitual criminal and held in default of
tl.Olk) bail, has deposited $1,000 with the city
chamlterlnin and secured bis release. He
promised Justice O'Reilly to keep off the
streets during the cantenniaL Brockway has
never descended to the level of picking pock
ets or committed any less exalted crime than
forgery anil be felt quite insulted at his ar
rest, especially ns be has quit crime alto
gether, and means to spend his old age ont
Work r the Biases.
Syracuhk, April 21. Mo wry & Barnes'
pork lai king establishment was partially
burned yesterdny. Loss, $55,00(1; fully in
sured. New London, Conn., April v9 Fire ye-'-t
r Jay destroyed Bishop Bros.' sash fa. t -v,
Oii 35.000, and aruaged the Kw f o l on
steam woolen mill $23,000 and Williams'
Tbe Weather We May Expect. '
Washinotoh Citt, April 29. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: For Lower Michigan Light
rain, followed by fair, cooler weather, except in
northern portion, wanner; westerly winds.
For Indiana, Illinois and Iowa Fair, r older
weather; westerly winds. For Upper Michigan.
auu nHwuuu-iur weauier. preceded in
Upper MlchWan by snow; warmer, except in
Southern Wisconsin, lower temperature:
northwesterly winds. -
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