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THE AKGUS. THURSDAY, FEBRUABY 26. 1891.
DEATH ON THE BAIL
Nearly Two Score Victims of a
FOUB DEAD AND TWO OTHERS DYING
The Ilemalndet Suffer Various Wounds
and Contusions An Kngltie Frarao
Ilreaks and Two Cars Go Orr an Em
banknient Names of the Dead and
llnrt Fire Ilreuks Out, but Is Extin
guished Yuma, A. T., Flooded by the
Olla Klver and One Life Lost.
INDIAKAPOLIS, Feb. 26. A Journal spe
cial from Richmond, Ind., says: A terri
ble accident occurred on the Richmond
division of the Pan Handle railway at
Hagerstown, sixteen miles from the city,
nt 8:50 Wednesday afternoon, in which
three persons were instautly killed, one
mortally wounded, two seriously, proba
bly fatally, and a large number more or
less injured. It was the fast mail between
Chicago and Cincinnati, which was com
ing down a steep grade into the town
when the framework of the engine. No.
494, in charge of W. V. Bartlett, engineer,
and Noah Dtnn, fireman, broke and de
railed every car.
Over a 13-Foot Kmbankment. ,
However, they passed the station and
came to the canal bridge, where there is a
13 foot fill before the fatality oceurre 1 ,
and where it came near proving even more
terrible, as the c irs caught fire. Hut the
fire was quickly extinguished. The
smoker first turned on its side, and the
day coach and parlor car "Eugenia," the
smoking compartment of which contained
all the kil'vd, breaking away from the
smoking car; but holding together, rolled
over twice in their desceut oi the embank
ment. Telegraph Pole Torn Down.
Meanwhile the derailed baggage car had
hung to the engine and, away beyond the
other cars struck a guard at the road
crossing, again mounted the track and
e-caped almost uninjured: but the engine,
though holding the rail, was about as
badly wrecked as the parlor car and day
coach. In leaving the track the cars tore
down the telegraph polos and it was al
most impossible to get accurate news of
the accident until the trains arrived here
with the dead and wounded. The wreck
ing crew was gotteu out of here as soon
ns possible, carrying surgeous and assist
ance of every kind and n second train was
sent at 6 o'clock with a large number of
Killed and Mortally Wounded.
The followiug is a list of the killed and
injured: Killed Arthur M. Reeves, capi
talist, Richmond; S. G. Needham. claim
2?nt, Richmond division, Richmond;
diaries S. v'a-e, conductor, Lnaii-jHir".
Mortally woauded Otis F. Deal, engineer
maintenance of way, Richmond division,
died nt &:."j0; Mrs . George McGrew, Rich
mond, and Mrs. J. C. Uusin, Sacramen
More or Less Severely Hurt.
M. Ilile, Cincinnati, contusion of the
head and arms; G. Webster, porter Pull
man car, Newport, Ky., left ankle dislo
cated and forehead badly cut; infant
grandchild of Mrs. McGrew istaub, Chi
cago, badly bruised; John M. Edward
Richmond, wounded about head; Adam
Steinberger and brother Wiley, West
ville, Ohio, both cut in back of head;
Frank W. Eddy, West field, Mass., back
badly sprained; Miss Roth, Dayton, O.,
right hand badly cut, and her sister, Mr-.
C. K. Dudley, Dayton, severe contusion
on right side; Mr. and Mrs. Benson, Lo
gansport, badly bruised also their two
small children, Herbert and Earl; Mrs.
Anna Englebrecht, Logansport, and her
three children, badly shocked; Henry C.
Fox, Richmond, severe scalp wound and
contusion of t he spine; A. H. Kelley, Rich
mond, severe cut over the eye; T.
V. Gilpin, Philadelphia, cut in the lefc
arm and injured internally; John Crock
er, Chicago, contusion of the back and
face; Charles Page, Richmond, bad cut
on head and injured alout hips; C. II.
Edmonds, Troy, O., cut in head; Mrs. Su
san Staubaugb, Trenton, Mo., both hands
badly cut; frtophia Evans, to .tusion of
arm, and Dora Clark, contusion of the
head, both of Newcastle, Ind.; Clifton Ir
win, Martin's Ferry, O., hurt on foot; J.
P. Stanzea, Eaton, O., arm badly bruised,
right cheek bone broken; J. V. Kramer,
brakeman, Logansport, severe scalp
wound, left leg badly bruised, and contu
sion on arm; Harriet S. Lambard, Am
herst, Wis., severe contusion in back of
head; James T. Bootes, Richmond, very
severe contusion on left side of head; Bob
Hodgin, road foreman of engines, hand
scalded, abrasion of legs.
THE TORNADO IN INDIANA.
Some Detail of the Damage Done at the
Town of ITtlca.
Jeffersonville, Ind., Feb. 26. Nodam
age was done here by Tuesday night's cy
clone, except the blowing down of tbe
seventy-flve-foot bell tower at Howard's
ship yards. Houses rocked like cradles.
The fertilizer factory of Yachein & Wil
lunger, two miles north of here; miles of
fencing and entire orchards were blown
down. The greatest damage was done at
Utica. The wrecks are Dr. Jacob Bre
mer's two story brick dwelling destroyed
and stables blown away, many cattle
killed. The town hall was wrecked.
What Was Done with a Flag Pole.
A 100-foot flag pole was blown through
a house belonging to Mrs. Susan Strye.
The Baptist church was also considerably
damaged. The house and stables' of Val
entine Brindle were wrecked. Frank
Brindle's house was blown to pieces.
Frank Morrison's was demolished, leav
ing the family in their beds. Morrison is
hurt. Ransom Carlin's residence and sta
bles badly damaged; William Marshall's
bouse unroofed; John Gunter's saw mil!
unroofed; Postmaster J. R. Johnson's
bouse literally made a sieve of by flying
timber, himself and family narrowly es
FLOOD HAVOC AT YUMA.
The Gila River Ilreaks the Levee end
Bains lOO Houses.
YUMA, A. T., Feb. 26. The work of
strengthening the levee against the swol
len Gila river, began on the night of Sat
urday, Feb. 21, and was continued with
energy Sunday, all the citizens being
pressed into service. The river continued
to rise at the rate of a foot an hour, and it
was found necessary to take the convicts
.from the penitentiary to assist the work
jtu. It finally became apparent that the
levee, which was old and weak, could not
.be strengthened sufficiently to withstand
.the river, and thct people began moving
ithelr effects to higher ground. - At 4
j'clock Sunday afternoon the levee broke,
and in an hour and a half the town was
largely under erter.
No Time to Save Property.
The Mexican quarter, covering soma
hundred acres, was flooded and the air
filled with tbe noise of falling walls and
screams of women and children. The
water was ten feet deep in some places.
Many people had not time to get out their
furniture, aud lost everything. Over 100
houses were ruined. A man named Gus
Lee was drowned, but no other loss of life
occurred. The railroad and telegraph
offices were flooded out. The business
houses destroyed consisted of a machine
shop, saddlery, four saloous, three general
merchandise stores, two drug stores,
Times newspaper, two butcher shops, ami
a Chinese wash house.
Heavy Loss in the Gila Valley.
The people are camped on hills, and the
United States quartermaster's buildiugs
have been thrown open. There is much
destitution, but no suffering as yet, there
being provisions in the town sufficient for
a week. The board of trade meeting Mon
day made liberal donations for sufferers.
A relief committee was organized by the
citizens, and at several stores goods are
given to all applying. The country east
of here is all under water, as far as
heard from. Meagre reports say t hat the
loss of property and live stock iu Gila
valley is very heavy.
A Turbulent State of Affairs in the Penn
sylvania Coke Kegio.i.
PlTTSBlT.fi, Pa., Feb. 2ii. A special to
The Times from -Scottdale (Pa.) says:
Yesterdny was another exciting day of the
coke strike. Between 2,000 and 3,000 for
eign aud American strikers held a mass
meeting on the outskirts of Yanderbilt,
adjoining Rainey's works. The object of
the meeting was to force the reluctant
employes oi Raiuey to strike tither by
fair or desperate means. They must have
succeeded, as hardly a in in of the 500 or
600 employes of Rainey's two plants are
now at work. The strikers, according to
previous arrangement, marched to "the
meeting in two directions. One group
came by the way of the For Hill works,
where they raided and routed the few men
.who were at work.
Tried to Murder a K. or I Man.
About the same time a howling aggre
gation of strikers, estimate 1 at l,"v.'J or
'J.OO,), descended on the Paul! plant, where
a few men were at work. These were
compelled to beat a hasty retreat. Mine
Boss Louden wanted to go back to t tie
mine ngain, ami got ex-Secretary Mc
Crackn, of the K. of L. local assembly
at Yanderbilt, to steer him. When they
readied the mob they were at once cap
tured and bi-aten unmercifully. McCrack
en was hit ou the head with a club and
seriously wounded. A Hun delil'rately
aimed and snapped a revolver three or
four times at him, but it failed to tiis-
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Villi!,.... -V 11111,1 ICl viv mc l liilll oiiS i
drivers, who were carrying rilles, were i
seized by the strikers and forced to sur
render. .Sheriff McCorniick, of Unioutown,
has been notified of the danger of an out
break, and he, with a force of able assist
ants, are reported as being en route to the
THE GOVERNMENT A GRABBER.
Mrs. Gen. Logan to the Illinois
POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE NOTES
Mow It Got Possession of an Island
and Kobbed Fremont.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 20. The Rev. V.
R. Covert, of Findlay, O., Tuesday visited
Pittsburg and retained counsel to press
the claim of himself aud the heirs of John
C. Fremont to the ownership of Bird isl
and, in the Ray of San Francisco. The
amount involved is estimated at over S10,
000,000. Gen. Fremont, when military
governor of California, purchased the isl
and from Mexico to head of the Frenc'i.
Uncle Sam repudiated the purchase, and
declined to either buy from the Pathfind
er or reimburse him. One of the princip.il
charges against him when he was court
martialed in 1847 was that he made the
purchase without authority.
Gobbled the Island All the Same.
However, the government some years
later took possession of the island, which
is the indispensable key to the San Fran
cisco harbor, and erected fortifications
and a lighthouse upon it at a cost of over
tO.000,000. Gen. Fremont sought relief
from congress iu vain. Some time before
he died, being low in funds, he secured
financial aid from the Rev. Mr. Covert,
giving therefor an option on a half inter
est in the island. He intended to press
his claim, as he did successfully the claim
for moneys withheld by the war depart
ment, but death intervened. Mrs. Jessie
Benton Fremont and her son will now
join in the proceedings before the court of
Can Not Find Elliott's Revolver.
Columbus, O., Feb. 26. The inquest on
the body of Editor Osborne was contin
ued yesterday, and the witnesses nearly
all agreed that W. J. Elliott opened the
fight and is responsible for the death of
Hughes. The most puzzling feature of
the inquest is tjat the 38 calibre revolver
which V. J. Elliott admits using can not
be found or traced. The missing revolver
,was first thought to be Osborne's, but the
weapon used by O.-borne was turned ovet
to a police officer. It is the well
founded belief that W. J. Elliott, aft'i
empty his pistol threw it down, only to be
picked up and concealed by friends.
Parnell and Lahotichere Differ.
London, Feb. 2ti. The Radicals in par
liament, led by Labouchere, have resolved
to oppose by every method in their powei
the final passage of the Balfour land pur
chase bill, on the ground that it means a
large gift of money to the landlords at the
expense of the British treasury. Parnell
on tbe other hand, approves the bill in its
general outlines, and wishes to see tut
land question settled by making every
farmer an owner.
Hall Bobbery at Burlington, Iowa.
Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 28. Four mail
bags were Btolen from a truck in the
Union depot Tuesday evening. Only one
pouch contained letters. The theft was
not discovered for several minutes, during
which time tbe robber made his way to a
yard in the l ;ar of the depot where he cut
open the saks. He then escaped in the
darkness. The amount stolen is not
A Statue In Honor of Windom.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 26. Mr. Reeve,
of Hennepin county, introduced a bill in
the bouse yesterday providing for the ap
pointment of a commission of three to se
cure a place in the old hall of the how
of representatives at Washington City for
statues of the late William Windom and
IL H. Sibley, and appropriating $20,000
The remains of a petrified giant with
legs eight feet long are reported to have
been found in Montana.
Governor ltulkely Has Something to Say
to Governor Hill Regarding That Re
fusal to Recognize Him Chandler Says
He Will Prove His Charge Against
Gallinger The Republican Mistake in
Slichiguii Leaves the Democrats In Full
SPRINGFHLD, Ills., Feb. 2. Bills intro
iuced in the- senate yesterday: Providing
that the chtittel mortgage law shall not
apply to purchase money; giving courts
jurisdiction of the disposition of destitute
children under 7 years of age. Tue reso
lution to eulorce the eight hour and la-b-r
laws on World's fair contracts was
referred. A petition nguiust chang
ing the l.iw regarding pool-selling
3ii fair grounds was introduced
in the house. A resolution was
idopred requesting the state school super
intendent to direct that "Lincoln day"
Feb. 12, be annually observed by the pub
lic schools. The railway commission bill
was then taken up and an attempt de
feated to ma lie the terms of the commis
sioners four years instead of six, and the
latter term v.-as adopted, one to be elected
svery two years. Another provision
adopted is that the commis-ioners must
not Ik? engaged in any other business dur
ing their terms of office. Railway em
ployes were made ineligible and the bill
A Telegram from Mrs. Ixignn.
Senator Crawford has received from
Mrs. Gen. Joiin A. Logan n telegram, of
which the following is n co;y:
'"Washington city, Feb. 20. C. H.
Crawford, Springfield, Ills.: Better be
defeated by hu organized, honorable op
position than to be demoraiizi.l and dis
organized by ad ignoble surrender of princi
ple. Stand firmly together and command
the cou tideuct and respect of intelligent peo
ple, even though you might be temporar
ily unsuccessful. It is against reason,
sense, aud nil usage that a minority so
small should dictate to a great majority
of recognized honorable representatives of
'Mrs. John A. Logan."
Crafts and the Colli in it tees.
The Republican steering committee
called on Speaker Crafts' yesterd iy aud
presented a petition n-king him to ap
poiut the houe committees so that busi
ness could go on. It was signed by every
Republican member of the house. Crafts
said he would investigate and see if a ma
jority of the members favored the object
of the petition and give his reply in a day
or two. The joint session was fruitful
of nothing. The Republicans b-.-ing minus
three members, they and the F. M. B. A.
men refused to vote aud broke the quo
rum. Four ballots were taken, all show
ing Palmer, 1)1, and no one else voting.
It is stated that the alleged conspiracy
against the F. M. B. A. men was a prac
tical joke, having its origin ;im:mg a few
BULKELY COMES BACK AT HILL.
What the Governor of Connect lout Soys
to the Governor of Now York.
Hartford, Conn.. Feb. 2i;. Governor
Bulkley seut the following letter yester
day to Govern r Hill: "Dear Sir: Under
standing from your official action, as re
ported to me officially, that criminals
from sister states and especinlly from
Connecticut are safe from arrest and re
turn for proset ut ion when they have rn
tered the state of the city of refuge, em
braced only in your jurisdiction, I
desire to inform you that there are
now in the Connecticut state's prison
n bout 200 convicts that Connecticut can
safely and with propriety turn over to
you. I have no loubt that every one would
prove a loyal subject, and rejoice to avail
himself of the freedom of the state of New
York and the protecting arm of its execu
tive. Express trains are here frequently.
Awaiting your orders to forward such
available reinforcements for your serv
ice, I am yours
Morgan J. Buckely, Gov.
In order to be sure that the letter
reached Governor Hill it was sent by spe
AMONG MICHIGAN SOLONS.
Report on the Nellie Griffin Case That
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 20. The majority
report in the Coldwater school case was
made to the house yesterday. The report
was signed by all the Democratic mem
bers of the investigating committee. It
charges that Superintendent Newkirk and
the board of cotitrol were derelict in their
duty and guilty of gross carelessness in
permitting Nellie Griffin to be taken away
to her death by Canfleld, and recommends
that Newkirk bo removed and the noard
The Democrats in Charge.
The Reputnicnns who returned to Lan
sing Tuesday night to find that the Demo
crats had captured tbe senate in their ab
sence, made a desperate effort yesterday to
overthrow the action. The Democrats
were able to block them at every turn.
They swore in Fridlender and Morrow,
the new senators, and placed their names
on the roll in pliice of the men unseated.
The two were thus enabled to vote on ev
erything from the beginning of the ses
sion, giving the Democrats a working ma
jority. Chandler Replies to Gallinger.
Concord, N. H Feb. 26. Senator
Chandler, in a doubled-lcaded editorial
over his own signature in Tbe Monitor
last night, repeats bis charges that Senator-Elect
Gallinger, H. W. Greene, and
other Republicans entered into a series of
bargains with Hon. Frank Jones, Hon. C
A. Sinclair, and other prominent Demo
crats, and further states that of the truth
of these charges be will soon endeavor to
satisfy tbe public ,
Madison. Wis., Feb. 26. The senate bill
increasing the st Ue university fund $50,
000 ne.r annum bv a. snecinl tar trna
tiered to a t-:rd reading in the senate yes-
lerutty. a tew unimportant Dins were
passed in the assembly.
Will Heat Its Car with Steam.
New York, Feb. 26. The New York,
New Haven and Hartford railroad has nr.
ranged for the equipment of its passenger
cars wiui steam c eating appliances.
Sailed with Non-Union Crews.
London, Feb. 26. Three, Aberdeen
steamers sailed yesterday with non-union
We Lave jast received the first shipment of oor new stock of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
t"We invite everybody to call an.i examine them
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