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THE AliUUtt MONDAY; -JULY 13. 1891.
? A DEADLY ERROR.,
dreadful Disaster to Another
15 ENGUTEEE'S FATAL MISTAKE.
kt BmiIIi In the Horrible Death of 81a
Tenons, with a Probability or Other Fa
tall lie. The Victim. Literally Cooked
with Scalding Steam A - Wire' Pa
thetic bat Vain Plea Detail, of th
Di.a.ter Only Three Person. Oat of
Twenty-Five Ettcape Injury.
Aspen, Colo., July 13. A horrible ca
tastrophe occurred at Aspen junction, on
the Colorado. Midland railway at 1
o'clock yesterday morning, that has filled
many once happy homes in this beautiful
valley with desolation and death. A col
lision occurred between a -Midland loco
motive and te hind coach of the Saturday
night excursion 'train running between
Aspen and Glenwood Springs. The coach
load of people returning from the Springs,
where a few pleasant hours had been
spent, were suddenly plunged into all the
horrors of a frightful railroad accident,
which resulted in killing two people out
right, inflicting fatal injuries upon five
more, and severely scalding and burning
How the Accident Occurred.
Engineer Switzer, of; the excursion
train, had run his train up to the water
task at the junction for water. When
hacking down to get on the main track
line, a light engine shot out from the coal
chutes, which are located in Mich a way as
to conceal the engine 'tracks from view of
tracks leadirg to the water tank. The
engineer on the light engine, thinking he
could get out before the excursion train,
took the muin track and made the at
tempt, but Ntmck the'reHr couch of the
excursion train Ht the .witch. The force
of the collision tore the check valve from
the engine and poured scalding stenm and
water into the wrecked coach load of
Cooked by the Scalding Steam.
Then ensued a scene of terror impossible
to describe. The passengers were at the
mercy of the roaring, screeching monster
at their side. Through the broken valve
torrents of scalding steam and water
poured out upon the helpless victims. Of
the twenty-five puseriirers in the car three
colored men who w ere iu the forward com
pirtmeut were the only not ones injured.
Conductor Miller with the train crew and
the uninjured pae-geis immediately lie
pan the work of rescue. A year old
child of Mr. Frank Kllis, of A-peu, was
takan out dead; Miss Annie i'belan, of
Cardiff, died ten minutes after rescue.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Leonard, Mr. and Mrs,
Frank Ellis, Thoma- O'lJonnell, Miss
Mary O'Donnel, James Leach, all of As
pen; Mr. and Mrs. A.B. lingers, of Pratt,
Kan j and Mrs. J. (i. HaWlwin, and Mrs.
L. iliougliby, of Glejjwood, were fear
fully scalded and burned.
flrn. Willoughby'a Pitiful Plea.
The injured and dead were placed in the
baggage car and brought to this city,
where all the physicians in the city were
in attendance, and every possible ad
was given to the injured. The victims'
cries of agony were heartrending, and
their scalded faces and arms and bodies a
sight to bring tears of pity. In spite of all
efforts to save their lives, Mrs. Frank
Si is, Mrs. Baldwin and Mrs. AVUloughby
died within two hours from the time of
the wreck, Mrs Rogers died at 5 o'clock
yesterday morning and her husband at 10
o'clock. Mrs. Baldwin and Mrs. "VVill
oughby were the most frightfully burned.
The latter begged piteously to be kept
alive until her husband could reach her.
Of those still living. Miss Mary O'Dounell
Ten Other Badly Injured.
Ten others whose names can not be
learned were injured. It is thought that
Mary O'Donnell's injuries will prove
fatal, while a majority of the others are
in a serious condition. Mr. J. (i. Bald
win, husband of the dead woman, is now
1n Chicago lying at the point of death.
Mrs. Baldwin and Mrs. Ellis were sisters.
Mr. Rogers was engaged on the Varney
tunnel at Woody, Colo.
Arrested for Robbing the Wounded.
While the injured people were ut AspeD
Junction the person of Mrs. A. B. Rogers
was robbed of a gold watch utid chain and
Also tVJO in mouey. There were also other
robberies reported but not authenticated.
"With a warrant sworn out by R. A. Koj
ham before Judge Prentiss, Marshal Andy
Sutton went to Aspen Junction and ar
rested J. U. Knhn, a cook at the railroad
eating house, charging him with the rob
bery. Marshal button now has his pris
oner in the county jail.
The i'rUoner' Explanation.
He disclaims ail knowledge of the
money, but says that he was requested by
Mrs. Rogers to take her pocket book
from her dress and hand it to some one
standing near whom she recognized, but
could not reach. Kuhu claims that he did
this. He turned the watch and some
other trinkets over to the proprietor oi
the hotel, and disclaims all intention of
The Dead May Number Twenty-Two.
LATER. Thomas and Mary O'Dounell
are now considered at point of death. Miss
O'Dounell has not a particle of skin ou her
above her hips. Mr. O'Donnell's prin
cipal injuries are from inhaling scalding
team. It is also now reported that noue
of the injured can survive, the loss of cuti
cle and the shock to their nervous systems
being too great. As but three of those in
the car escaped injury these would bring
the death roll up to twenty-two.
Opposition to Civil Service Reform.
New Yokk., July K.. Secretary Tracy
while on his visit to the Brooklyn navy
yard said that no report had been made
to him by the civil 'service board which
has been holding examinations at the
Brooklyn yard. General Tracy also said
that he had a more extensive plan of civil
service reform in view, but that he could
say nothing about it at present.- "e"
doubted even whether he would be able
to do more than he has done. "There is
so much opposition to every change," he
said, "that one measure thoroughly car
ried out is almost as much. as an ordinary
man is capable of."
Fatally Assaulted a Prison Guard.
Deb Moikes,. Ia., July 18. As Night
Guard J. S. Outland was passing Jack
Reynolds, an insane convict at the Ana
mosa penitentiary Saturday, Reynolds
struck Outland with a bttchet, jumped
upon him and beat him in a terribly man
ner. Assistant Deputy Pass water was
also knocked down and badly beaten. Rey
nolds was finally overpowered and driven
into a cell. "Outland is fatally injured,
and Paeswater seriously hurt.
THE QHRISTIAN ENdriAVOR SOCIETV.-
rhe fiood Work Gue. on wtth Great ifcal
SanAay. Clo.ing Prooeeding.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 13. Yesterdsy
was a great day for the Endeavors. Serv
ices began in the convention hall at 8:30
to the morning. President William H.
Harper, of the Cniversity of Chicago, de
livered an address. Adjournment was
then taken to allow the delegates to at
tend the regular church service.' -The
afternoon session was , opened at 2:30
o'clock by the usual devotional exercises,
after which an address on the "Young
Man at Work," was deliverd by Mr. Alon
coStagg, of Springfield, Mass. He said
that the young man was ready and will
ing to work, and he must be given work
to do. In I860 it was the young man upon
whom the nation depended, and today it
is the young men that Christ depends
upon to do his work.
Twelve Thou.and Nickle. Subscribed.
Rev. A. A. Fulton of Canton, China,
then arose and announced a Christian En
deavor scheme, which was for each mem
ber of the society in the house to give five
cents to send Father Endeavor Clark
around the world to extend uie society all
over.the world to make it intercontinental
instead of international in Its scope. He
asked for those who were willing to con
tribute to this movement to rise. There
were over 12,000 delegates in the hall and
not one remained in his seat. This guar
anteed itiOO, the remainder to be raised
outside. This was reconsidered as against
the principles of the society in that it Kent
out a worker independent of church
denominations. It was decided to send
the money to the several missionary
Want. 16.00O Missionaries.
Miss Margaret Leitch, of Jaffna, Cey
lon, then spoke of the work in the mis
sionary field, and asked for 16,000 mis
sionaries from the society of Christian
Endeavor and to be supported by them.
There being 16,000 societies now in exist
ence with l,000,OfJO members gives an
average of 600 members to each society.
She pleaded for each society to send out
and support one missionary. This brought
the convention to the children's or junior
endeavorer's hour on the programme.
The central sections of the main hall were
cleared, and 800 children marched in sing
ing "Onward Christian Soldiers," taking
the places vacated for them. Mrs. Alice
May Scudder, of Jersey City, N. J., the
originator of the Junior Endeavor move
ment delivered an address on "The Child
Iowa. Temperance Manner.
John G. Wooley, of Boston, Mass., the
noted temperance worker, then delivered
and address on gospel temperance. His
main idea was to take God into the tem
perance question. During a pause in his
address a banner was carried out in lull
view of the immense audience bearing the
inscription "Des Moines the largest tity
in the world without a saloon," on i,ue
side and ' Iowa's glory A school houe
on every hill top and not a saloon in tue
valley" on the other. This elicited wild
applause which lasted five minutes.
Closing Session of the Society.
There were 15,'A'O people present at the
closing session last night, and an over
flow meeting in the street nf 3,000. Res
olutions were adopted calling upon the
World's fair directory to keep the exposi
tion closed Sunday; eondemning intem
perance, and demanding the sup
pression of the saloon aud the annihila
tion of the power in politics of the whisky
ring. Rev. Francis E. Clark was elected
president, together with a long list of vice
presidents. The president addressed tLe
convention, thanking' the delegates for
their zeal. Bishop Gilbert, of Minnesota
(Episcopal), talked of enthusiasm, ai-d
then Rev. J. W. Chapman delivered the
closing address. Devotional exercises fol
lowed, and the convention adjourned sine
PARKERSON A VERSATILE GENIUS.
He Can Lead a Mob or a Reform Party
With Equal Facility.
New Okleass, June 13. A new polit
ical organization was formed here
Wednesday night, known as the Munici
pal Reform Association of New Orleans.
It is practically a reorganization, undei a
new name, of the Young Men's Demo
cratic association which swept New
Orleans at the last election, defeating the
Democratic party by a large majority and
electing the entire city government. It is
led by W. S. Parkerson. who was at the
head of the movement in the last cam
paign and who also led the mob in its as
sault on the parish prison on Marcn 14. It
proposes to be entirely non-partisan and
to devote itself to city affairs, having
nothing to do with state or national
Reformers Who Didn't Reform.
At the meeting held to organize the
new movement Mr. Parkerson and t'le
other speakers admitted that many of the
reformers whom they elected to office
three years ago had become corrupt, but
they said they did not propose to give up
the fight for reform on that account, but
to try aga.n. It is thought that the
ticket to be nominated by the association
will receive the support of the Repub
lidhns and of the anti-lottery Democrats
in case the lottery wing controls the
Deui ocratic convention.
Kansas Farmer, not Repudiatora.
Toi-eka, July 13. The Kansas Alliance
has formulated a plan for the payment
aud removal of farm mortgages, which
will be of great value to the farmers of
Kansas as well as to the capitalists of the
east who loan the money. A committee
consisting of A. P. Collins aud F. J.
Newell has been appointed to ascertain
the number of mortgages on farms owned
by Alliance men in Kansas; to lump them
in whole and to go east and negotiate with
one or more corporations or companies of
capitalists for their renewal or payment at
a low rate of interest.
The Same Old Gam.
Carthage, Mo., July 13. A trio of con
fidence men have worked J. G. Jacobs, a
farmer of this county, to the extent of
t3,000. It v.as the same old game, the men
representing themselves as laud specula
tors, and inducing Jacobs to join them.
They insisted that he put np (3,000, which
he promised to do. Jacobs went to tue
bank, drew out t3,000, and on his way
home was met by a highwayman with a
cocked revolver, who compelled him to
hand over the money. The men escaped.
Record Broken at Chicago.
CHICAGO, July 13. One record was
broken at Washington Park Saturday
and another had a close shave. In the
mile heat race Guido ran in i:4l and
1:41. The best previous record was by
Bounce ten years ago 1:4? and 1:41 J. In
the li miles race Churchill Clark crossed
the line in 2:34 only 1 secouds slower
than the record. The other events de
veloped nothing phenomenal.
Lincoln's Secretary Comes Back
at IV cC lure.
TOT INCLINED TO BE "DISMISSED,"
Nor to Let the Colonel "Retreat Cnder a
Cloud of Vitaueration" The Argument
I'p to Date Presented a. the Biogra
pher See. It, and All the Evidence Gone
Over Tersely an I Vigorously Reltera
tion of the Charge That the Colonel'.
Amertion. l)icr dlt Lincoln.
Washington, J ily it. Mr. Nicplay,
prints the following in response to Colonel
McClnre's open letter: I will not allow
you to retreat in .i cloud of vituperation
from full convict, on of having made a
misstatement of I istory. I need only to
sum up the points of evidence. You al
lege that Mr. Lincoln called and in
strncted you to oppose Hamlin and nomi
"1. This is provtd to be a misstatement
by Lincoln's written words, 'Wish not to
interfere about vi?e president. Can not
interlere about jlatform. Convention
must judge for itf-elf.' It is not a ques
tion between your assertion, and my as
sertion, but between your assertion an 1
Lincoln's written word.
Quoting the I llnois Chairman.
"2. It is proved to be a misstatement by
the testimony of B. C. Cook, of the Illi
nois delegation, whj says: 'Mr. Xicolay's
statement that Mr. Lincoln was in favor
of Hannibal Hamli l is correct. The dis
patch, which is published this morning,
was sent to me in rt ply to an inqniry to
Mr. Lincoln in rega-d to the matter. It
read: 'Wish not to interfere about vice
president. Cannot interfere about plat
form. Convention must judge for itself.' I
went to see Mr.Lincoln personally.however.
There are always n.en who say the presi
dential candidate prefers this man or that,
and theydoit withn ttheslightest author
ity. It was so in th s campaign. It was
reported that Andrew Johnson was Xlr.
Lincoln's choice and it was my business to
find out whether he was or was not. V. e
were beyond all measure for Mr. Linei In
first, last, and for all time. If he desired
Mr. Johnson he would have betn t ur
choice, but he did not. As the Cia
patch indicates, Mr. Lincoln as
particularly anxious not to mal e
known his preferences on the queti)n of
his oss'.ciate on tiie ticket. But that he
had a preference 1 positively know. Af.ir
my interview with lim I was as posithe
that Hannibal Hamlin was his f.tvorite as
I am that I am alive to-day. The fact ;s
further proven by the action of the entire
Illinois delegation, vhich was a unit fcr
Mr. Hmliu. and, as I stated before, ite
were at his service ir the matter.
Confirmed by Hiy and Cameron.
"3. It is proved to le a misstatement by
Colonel Hay, who says: -I have nothing
to say about Mr. N'icolay's assertion or
about this telegram, but I do eorroboraie
the statement that Mr. Lincoln withheld
all opinion calculared to influence tie
Baltimore conventioa of 1SC4.' and further:
I stand simply by the proposition con
tained in our history. For several
days before the convention the president
was besieged by inquiries as to his
personal wishes in regard to his associa.e
on the ticket. He had persistently refustd
to give the slightest, intimation of such
wish. It was therefore with
minds absolutely vntrammeled by any
knowledge of the president's wishes that
the convention went about the work of
selecting his associate on the ticket.'
"4. It is proved a misstatement by the
action of Simon Ci.meron, chairman of
the Pennsylvania delegation, in nominat
ing Hamlin as a catdidate for vice presi
dent, and casting for him the whole fifty
two votes of the Pennsylvania delegation.
Reflection, on tbe Editor.
'5. It is proved to be a misstatement by
your own action in the Baltimore conven
tion, when at the fi -st vote for vice presi
dent, after the supposed instructions
which you claim to nave received from
Lincoln, and having as you say 'returned
to work and vote for Johnson,' you a a
member of the Pennsylvania delegation
voted for Hannibal Hamlin for
vice president. If you did this will
ingly you betrayed Lincoln's confidence
and instructions whih you allege to have
received. If you did it unwillingly ytu
proved yaur-elf a po itieaj cipher a pre-t.-uded
agei. to mibijrulite a national
convention who had not influence enough
iu his own delegation to control his own
vote. The first roll-call was decisive in
showing Johnson's ftrength against the
Pennsylvania vote (yourself in.luded), and
it shows that you contributed notu
iiig for, but everyth.ii g ataiusr, the result
you say you were cot imisioned to brir g
about. Sub-equent hanses, still on the
first ballot (for there was no econd). w-m
t-imply the usu.d rust to make the choice
unanimous, in whici Pennsylvania did
not lead, bu. only joined after the rush
I ecame evident, just as Maine and Illinois
What Ex-Collector Kobert.on Knew.
New Yokk, July 13. Ex-Collector
Robertson, who was one of the delegates
to the convention which nominated Lin
coln and Johnson, was met by a reporter
in White Plains and asked if he could
throw any iight on t be controversy con
cerning Lincoln's ch( ice for a candidate
for vice-president on the ticket with him.
He said the Xew Y-rk delegation Was
strongly for Johnsou, because they thought
it a good thing to tk up a war Democrat.
He said: 'I called ot President Lincoln
with my delegation to pay our respects,
but the president did not intimate who
his choice was or infli ence us in any way.
I do not know persox ally .whom he pre
ferred." A Philadelphia Edit or'. Opinion.
Philadephia, July 13. An editor who
was near to Forney during the period
when Forney's two newspapers were Lin
coln administration organs, was inter
viewed regarding thi McClure-Nicolay
controversy. He said that the inside
facts of the case unquestionably sustain
Colonel McClure. It vas well understood,
he says, among the editors of both the
Philadelphia Press and Washington
Chronicle, who daily received confiden
tial instructions frorr Mr. Forney, that
Andrew Johnson was Lincoln's choice for
p jlitical reasons.
Ground to Piece, in a Wheel.
Wilmington, Del., July 13. Robert H.
Davis, aged 55 years, night watchman at
the Rockland paper mill, fell into the
cogs of a revolving wat er wheel Saturday
and was literally ground to pieces. His
head and arms were torn off and portions
of his body were found banging to the
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