Newspaper Page Text
THJ2 AKGUS. SATCKDAY. FEBKUABY 21, 1891.
THE PARTING BELL.
Its Mournful Tone Spans Half
ETNtHUG A REQUIEM FOR SHERMAN.
Th Route from rittsburg to Indianapo
lis Lined with Veterans and Citizens In
Honor or the Dead Soldier A t Villages
and Iload Crossings the Feoplc Gather
and Uncover as the Train Goes by In
clement Weather Does not stop the
Kxpresslon of Grief Reception In In
diana. PlTTSBCRG, Pa.. Feb. 2t.-Gen. Sher
man's funeral train left thU city yester
day morning w ith a new engiue at -the
front. The engine was heavily draped.
A. the train pulled out for the west the
Eighteenth Regiment band played a sol
dier's requiem, "Rest." At every suburb,
an station and even along the line, crowds
gathered and all uncovereed in the mo
mentary presence of the dead. Ia the
city, as the traiu passed, bells tolled and
minute guns were fired from the hill
aides, while all flags drooped at half-mast
in the driving rain. The principal person
ages on the funeral train were greatly
pleased at the reception given them dur
ing their stay in Pittsburg. Father Sher
man was seen by several priests of this
city. To some of them and the military
officers he conveyed the thanks of the
family for the quiet, unostentatious, but
Imposing reception given the general in
The Route Lined with Sorrowers.
Newark, O., Feb. 21. Xo stops were
made by the train between this place and
Pittsburg, but at the small towns and
crossings there were bodies of veterans
and citizens who stood uncovered as the
train sped by. At Dennison tlere was a
crowd waiting which packed the station.
A drizzling rain was falling when the
train stopped. The crowd packed in about
the funeral car, but a space was opened
for the passage of the veterans of Welch
post, G. A. R., who passed in review be
fore the casket and then formed in a line
at the end of the platform. After five
minutes delay, during which a change of
engines was made, the train left Dennison.
As it passed the line of veterans nine old
army muskets were discharged over the
car that held the casket.
The School Children in Line.
At Newcomerstown a fife and drum
corps, a Grand Army post, and a corps of
Sons of Veterans were drawn up in line
to salute the train, as it sped past. At
Coshocton the train's speed was slackened
out of respect to the people of the little
town who had gathered in a long line be
side the railroad track. There were fully
500 little children in line with their teach
ers, and as many of their elders. The bells
tolled solemnly as the train passed the
town. At Trinway a brief stop was made,
the platform was lined with people, and
half a dozen grizzled veterans were
grouped about a big silk flag.
Bells Toll at Columbus.
Bradford Junction, O., Feb. 21. There'
was a big demonstration at Columbus.
The veterans and citizens gathered at the
station by thousands, while the bells
tolled during the stay of the train. On
the arrival of the party at Columbus.
Senator Sherman determined that he
would not go back to Washington City,
but tha the would continue on to St. Louis
to attend the funeral ceremonies. The
departure from Colwmbus was made
promptly at 3:13 p. m. and no stops were
made for some time. Demonstrations
were made at every station and at many
of the cross roads, but the uncertainties
of the weather interfered seriously with
them. At Mil ford Center a party of Grand
Army veterans drawn up on the platform
fired a salute as the train went by. At
Woodstock the train whizzed by at great
speed and only a glimpse was had of Da
vis post, G. A. R., drawn up in line be
side the track.
WAITING AX THE ROAD CROSSINGS.
A Picturesque Group of Veterans Brav
ing Bad Weather.
Just beyon I Woodstock a picturesque
group of old veterans stood at a road
crossing with bared heads, bowed as the
train swept on. At the Bide of the road a
line of country wagons and buggies was
drawn up. There was a very large crowd
awaiting the coming of the train at Ur
ban a. A line of veterans was drawn up
along the platform, and behind them was
a miscellaneous crowd of several thou
sand people. A stop of a few minutes was
made at Urbana.
Rain Falling in Sheets.
As the train left Urbana the storm
began to increase in force, and by the
time Brush Lake, a water station, was
reached the wind was blowing a gale and
the rain was falling in sheets. The storm
contined to increase in force, but in spite
of the heavy rain, at every station there
were crowds lined along the platforms to
salute the honored dead. At St. Paris
there was a long line of veterans at the
station and quite a large crowd, and the
bells of the city were tolled during the
passage of the train.
The Last of Ohio Soil.
Richmond, Ind., Feb. 21. At Piqua
there was a large crowd on the platform,
though the rain was falling heavily. At
Bradford junction, where the train
stopped ten minutes, there was a large
crowd, headed by Arnold Post No. 161, G.
A. R. No stop was made after leaving
Bradford Junction until the train reached
Richmond, though the speed of the train
was slackened going through Greenville,
where cannons were fired as the train
Ten Thousand People at Richmond.
The reception at Richmond, the Indiana
state line, was the finest that had been
teen during the day. Under the
roof of the great railroad station near
ly 10,000 people were in waiting. The
members of Sol Merideth post No. 55, G.
A. R-, were drawn np in line beside the
tail road track, while the Richmond Light
guards kept the mass of people in orderly
array. Many hundreds came from neigh
boring towns to show their respect for the
dead. As the train moved tip the track
the band played a dirge, and the veterans
with uncovered heads saluted. Behind
them were ranged the Sons of Veterans
and the members of the Woman's Relief
corps. When the train stopped a commit
tee from Sol Merideth post placed beside
the casket a beautiful emblem in the de
sign of a general's shoulder strap.
Schofleid Greeted by the Vet.
Governor Hovey and Department Corn,
tnander StormcuV G. A. K., boarded the
-aia at Richmond. They had come from
Indianapolis to meet the funeral cortege
it the border line of the state They were
s-elcomed by Gen. Schofleld. While the
irain stood in the station there were many
Inquiries for Gen. Schofleld. Secretary
Rusk led the general to the platform of
the car where the veterans crowded about
aim to shake his hand. "Your old Frank
dn boys are here," said one of them as he
hook hands with Gen. Schofleld. Gen.
Schofleld remained on the platform for
teveral minutes shaking hands with the
sld soldiers. To the booming of canuon
ud the tolling of bells the train moved
jut of the station. Three volleys of
musketry were fired at the train left. All
ilong the platform outside the covered
ttation stood a dense crowd of people in
;he pouring rain. Thousands stood with
out umbrellas under the dripping skies,
iat in hand to see the funeral cortege
Great Turn-Out at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Notwithstand
ing the late hour and the cheerless down
pour of rain, the Union station was last
night densely packed with people anxious
to see the traiu bearing the remains of
Gen. Sherman. At 9:30 a ' Big Four" train
from Columbus with draped engine and
thirteen coaches containing the Four
teenth regiment O. N. G. rolled in, and a
half hour Vter the firing of a salute of
seventeen guns by an artillery company
announced the arrival of the funeral train
at the city limits. When the train
reached the station a delegation represent
ing the G. A. It., department of Indiana,
handed in at the door of the funeral car a
large aud beautiful emblem, the G. A. It.
badge, in immortelles with the word
"Shermau" below the floral ribbon. The
doors on either side of the car containing
the casket were kept oo?n during the stav
here, and the old soldiers of the Grand
Army and the local militia companies
passed by, as in review, followed by a
large number of citizens who had surged
in at the open ends of the sheds. As the
train at 11 o'clock drew out oi" the station,
the Iudianapolis military companies fired
a volley as over the grave of a dead com
rade. Ou Through Indiana.
Greencastle, Ind., Feb. 21. At Iu
dianapolis a delegation from Ransom post
G. A. R. of St. Louis, the post which Gen.
Sherman was a member at the time of his
death, boarded the train. It was composed
of the four post senior commanders
of the post. The train made no stops be
tween Indianapolis and Greencastle,
where it arrived shortly after midnight.
At Brazil as the train passed through a
volley of musketry was fired by a line of
veterans. In spite of the lateness of the
hour of arrival the station here was well
tilled. Most of the c rs were dark.as their
occupants had retired to rest. The train
stopped here only a few minutes.
ST. LOUIS IS READY.
All the Preparations Complete, and a
Great Demonstration Promised.
St. Locis. Feb. 21. All day yesterday
the various committees having charge of
the military, civic, and other divisions of
the Sherman funeral parade were in ses
sion and when the final adjournment was
taken at 7 o'clock last night not a detail
remained to be attended to. The city will
make the obsequies an event memorable
in the annals of the nation, and organ
ize a funeral pageant that is worthy
the fame of the last of the great trium
virate of American generals. All day yes
terday men prominent in almost every
walk of life poured into the city from far
and near, and last night the hotels were
crowded, and the accommodations of hun
;ireds of private residences were being
drawn upon to furnish temporary accom
modations for the visitors.
Arrivals of Prominent Men.
Iloyt Sherman, Jr., of Omaha, a nephew
of the deceased, was among the early ar
rivals. So was Col. W. F. Cody, 'Buf
falo Bill," who served under Gen. Sher
man as a scout on the plains a quarter of a
Jentury ago, and who hurried from his
ranch in North Platte, Neb., to pay his
last tribute of respect to the departed
warrior; CoL Forsythe, of Fort Leaven
worth; Hon. Amos Townsend, from Ohio,
and Governor A. J. Smith, from Leaven
worth. The great rush took place this
morning when delegations from Ohio, Illi
nois, Michigan, Kansas, Iowa and other
atates, together with G. A. R. posts and
militia companies from all parts of these
states came in. The funeral train arrived
about 8 o'clock, but the procession did not
start for tbre hours later, and in the
meantime the casket and funeral party
remained in the Btation.
LABLANCHE "COUNTED OUT.
Be Drops in the Twelfth Round
Mitchell and Stays There.
San Francisco, Feb. 21. George La
Blanche, athe Marine," and Johnny Her
gett, better known as "Young Mitchell,"
contested before the California Athletic
club last night for a purse of $2,500.
Mitchell had the advantage in height and
reach, and the fact that he is many years
youuger than LaBIancbe made him a
slight favorite in the betting. Time was
called at 0:25, anil the light was begun
with a blow in LaBlauche's ribs, which he
replied to with one in Mitchell's mouth.
Two more rib-roasters were given La
Blauche in the second round. In the
third Mitchell punched the "Marine" in
the ear and jaw, und received a stinger on
the chest in payment. The fourth and
fifth were not very savage.
The "Marine" Easily Stopped.
In the other rounds Mitchell easily
stopped nearly all of the "Mariue's" blows,
ind knocked him down in the seveuth and
tenth. About the middl of the twelfth
round, after a few blows had been struck,
Mitchell hit the Marine lightly on the
jaw. The Marine dropped aud rolled over
an his face. He remained in that position
nntil he was counted out. A storm of
hisses greeted him as he 1 eft the ring.
Combine of English Employers.
London, Feb. 21. The Employers'
Labor association, of Liverpool, repre
senting shipping of 750,000 tonnage, com
prising all the leading lines and owners
has united itself with the shipping federa
tion. By this alliance the total tonnage
it the shipping federation is raised to
7.000,000, leaving but 2,000,000 tonnage in
Great Britain not comprised by the feder
ation. News from the War In Chili.
London, Feb. 21. The Chilian legation
in this city have received a dispatch from
Santiago which represents the insurrec
tionary movement as being confined to
the troops at Tarapaca and the rebel war
r esse Is. The accuracy of this news ia
doubted by responsible persons who are in
constant communication with Chilian
Two Fatal Wrecks, One in a-Tunnel.
THE DEATH-BOLL NUMBERS EIGHT
And the Fate of Seven Was Peculiarly
Horrible Two Women Among the
Victim 4, One Terribly Burned After
DeathOne of the Unfortunates Cut In
Two An Engineer Slowly Cooked on
the Atchison IJig Explosion of Glycer
ine Other Fatalities.
New York, Feb. 21. An appalling dis
aster occurred shortly after 7 o'clock yes
terday rioruing in the Fourth avenue
tunnel i ear Eighty fifth street, in which
two women and four nieu met their death,
and several other persons were seriously
injured. All were employes of the New
Yord, New Haven and Hartford railway.
The accident was caused by the New Ha
ven accommodation traiu, which left the
Grand. C entral station at 7:01, crashing
into the t-hop train, the rear car of which
was filled with car-cleaners and other em
ployes Ik u ml for the railroad shops at
Mott Haven, and which had left the sta
tion five minutes ahead of the New Haven
train. The tunnel was filled with a dense
fog, owing to which the engineer of the
shop train ran under slow healway. In
the meantime the New Haven local was
speeding along in t lie rear.
Agonized Cries of the Victims.
The engineer of the local was uncon
scious of any danger ahead until when
within tv.enty feet of the shop train he
saw its n d lights and at ouce applied the
brakes, but it was too late. The engine
had already crashed into the hind end and
had teles .'oped the car containing the un
fortunate employes on their way to work.
The scent that followed beggars descrip
tion. Mi'ti and women screamed lor help
and there were moans from the dying.
The pass ngers on the New Haven, none
of whom was injured, rushed pell-mell
over each other in the dark tunnel, panic
stricken. Following the crash, flames
burst from the wreck and clouds of smoke
rolled up through the air vent in the tun
nel that wasalmost directly over the scene
of the a -cident. Fearful cries for help
were heard by those who were passing in
the street, overhead.
A Woman's Frightful Fate.
In the meantime firemen had swarmed
down into the tunnel and had began their
work of subduing the flames and rescuing
the injured. One of the women car clean
ers had b?en struck by t he engine and her
condition was sufficient evidence to be
lieve that she had been killed instantly.
The lamp in the car had exploded and
scattered flamiug oil over her clothes and
besides boing horribly mutilated, her head
nnd body were terribly burned. Out of a
broken window of the wrecked car where
the engine of the local had pinned him
fast, hung John Haucke, a car cleaner,
crying for help. The firemen as tenderly
as possible tried to pull him out, but the
efforts caused him such intense pain that
he begged to be left where was. When he
was gotten out it was found that his legs
had been partially burned off. He died on
the way to the hospital.
1 he List of Unfortunates.
The following is a correct list of the
dead and injured: Dead John Haucke,
Michael Mullane (aged 15), Mrs. Nellie
Supple, Mrs. Ellen Fay, John Murray,
aged 49, i.Il of this city, and an unknown
colored man. Injured William F. Brown,
a brakeman, injured internally; M. M.
Culbreth, colored cook, suffering from
shock; Engineer Fowler and Brakeman
Linn, slightly hurt.
Cause of the Disaster.
One body was picked up in two pieces.
The locomotive of the passenger train had
gone right through the fated car, crush
ing everything in its way. The cause of
the accident is hard to tell, but the en
gineer of the passenger train says there
was a white liaht at the entrance to the
tunnel, signifying that the road was clear.
He was .irrested aud held without bail.
The fireman corroborates the engineer.
BEGGED TO BE KILLED.
Fearful Coffering of an Engineer on the
DENVEr Colo., Feb. 21. A special to
The Republican from Las Vegas, N. M.,
says: The Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe railroad has to record four accidents
Thursday night. A bridge burned near
San Marcial, a train derailed on a trestle
at Sulzbacher, a brakeman badly mashed
at Ortiz, .ind a freight collision at Shoe
maker. In the latter two engines and
eight cars were destroyed. Engineer
Adams and Brakeman Rueb were killed,
and Engineer Edmunds injured. Engin
eer Adams was caught between the en
gine and tender, both legs broken, and
the escaping steam cooked the flesh on
the upper part of his body. For about
three hours he was held in this condition
lmfore he could be released, piteously bec
ging forMeath at the hands of the bystand
ers. The Death of a Heroine.
PRAinni du CniEN, Wis., Feb. 21. A
fanner I y the name of John D. Burns,
living nenr Lynxville, this county, left his
house Thursday afternoon in charge of
his o-yenr-old daughter and two still
younger children. The house took fire
and was entirely destroyed, nnd the
6-year-old girl, after saving her two
younger sisters, re-entered the house, was
suffocated and burned to a crisp.
A Probably Fatal Explosion.
Fisdlat, O., Feb. 21. About 1 o'clock
this morning Casterline & Co.'s nitro
glycerine magazine, four miles from th
city, exploded with a report that was
heard for fifty miles around. About 500
quarts of the explosive went up. At this
hour (2 a. m.,) no particulars can be
learned, tut it is probable that some lives
have beec lost.
Sulf .icated In Darning House.
Minks iroLis, Minn., Feb. 2L Fire last
night danaged Brown Bro.'s restaurant
and saloo a to the extent of $10,000.' Min
nie Brown, who occupied furnished rooms
In the npier story, had I er escape cut off
by the burning stairway and was suffo
cated. Fatal Coasting Accident.
BrjRLEN JTON, Vt.t Feb. 21. Thursday
night a dc able sled coasting down Howard
street wis overturned and Mrs. John
Feurff wos instantly killed, her bead be
ing pierced by a projecting switch rod.
Four other coasters were slightly injured.
George II. McLin, confidential book
keeper for S. Snodgrass & Gv, Louisville
commissi jn merchants, is Aliasing, and
said to be short.
We have just
23" We invite everybody
I Pocket Cutlery,
: Table Cutlery,
( Kitchen Cutlery.
We Lave 1 Table Cutlery. V
Many useful articles for the house that are suitable for Xmas present.
Full line of mechanics tools and builders hardware.
J. M. BEAKDSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken
worthy, 1736 Second Avenue.
JACKSON & HURST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
National Bank Buildine. Rock Inland. 111.
O. L. VALKIa.
SWCEXET & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
OfDce In Benpatnn's Mock. Rock Island. 111.
McESlKT & McEMRV,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on eood
security, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell A Lynde. bankers. Office in Poptolhce block.
the daily arvus.
H3R SALE EVEHY EVENING at Cratnpton'a
New, Stand. Five cents per copy.
DRS. RUTHERFORD & BUTLER,
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERNA
ry college, Yeternary Physicians and Surgeons.
Office I Tlndall'a Livery stable; Kesidance: Over
Asters Bakery, market square.
WM. 0. KULP.O. D.S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Room M, 7. S3 and ,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, IA.
Wa in tha lfairafii,a
Do not fail to pet an Estimate Befora Contracting
received the first shipment of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of
to call and examine them
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
in all styles
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
ft. lflAblMb 1H
Shop Nineteenth St., t:. First and Second AveDue,
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
KTSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and repair--!
JVL E. MXJRRIN,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third Tenu nd Twentj-Srst Bt.. Rock Wl
P'SeloUcHed!1' ' 0roeri" Ut. oH t loet Urlr price A ihare of
Ha leafed the Davenport Coal U laea otid kas Coal for sale aUtie S'rs Car hare . Atae
and Back for sale at Tenth avenue awl Eleraatk street. Bock la'aad.
oar new stock of
( Fenthcr Dusters, )
Carpet Sweepers. 0U Brf -I
( Carpet Stretchers. S hem now
1823 Second avenue
fimTfl I t ir nmiTinm
Rock Island, 111