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THE AUG US, ff-RIPAY. OCTOBEK 10, 1891.
HLQTED BY DEATH
The Fatal Night ftide of Three
AS OPEff SWITCH AND A TRAGEDY.
The Eaiiicer Goes with
rr(of the Frightfully
Crashed Corpses Sent
seat for Their Paper,
M angled and
on an Asslgn
They Bide oa
the Engine to Eternity Leonard
. Vuhbsrm, the Well-Known Base
Ball Reporter, One f the Dead Other
CHICAGO, Oct. 16. A horrible accident,
resulting in tbe death of three mem ben
of The Inter Ocean staff and tbe serious
Injury of several other passengers, oc
curred on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois
railroad yesterday morning about 11
o'clock at Crete,- Ills. The dead are
Leonard Wasburne, sporting reporter foi
The Inter Ocean; Fred W. Hetiry, a re
porter -who came here recently from Lou
Isyille; J. A. McAfferty, an artist, recently
from Philadelphia; JamesClark, englneei
of the train. The train left Evansville
early yesterday morning, and proceeded
safely to Crete, where it ran into an open
Will Never Write Tp That Kide.
The three men who were killed were en
the engine, Henry and McAfferty having
gone oat for the purpose of writing up a
midnight ride on the fast train, and
Washburne, who was returning to Chi
cago from an Indiana trip for the purpose
of attending Thomas R. Weddell's wed
ding, which occurred here last evening,
having joined his friends on the engine.
Tbe accident came without warning, and
as the locomotive plunged from the track
the fonr men were caught and completely
buried beneath the wreck.
Wu a Deadly Assignment for Them.
At 4 o'clock Wednesday evening McAf
ferty and Henry boarded engine Xo. 8 for
a tsip to Evansville, Ind. Tbe boys had
been assigned to write up a night ride on
the engine which was to have been
printed in The Inter-Ocean under the
bead of "That Mght Ride." They
reached their destination safe enough and
almost immediately started back. The
train was behind time long before it
reached Crete, Ills. At this point there is
a switch running into a little wooden
roundhouse. The train was running at
a high rate of speed and dashed on to this
witch, which had by accident been left
open. This is the whole story. Nothing
bat a pile of debris was left after the first
crash. Tbe building fell on the wrecked
engine, burying everything and making
It for the time impossible to move the
dead and injured.
HOW THE BODIES WERE FOUND.
Washborne's Scalded from Head to Foot
Henry's Head Split Open.
The train remained on the track, while
the engine, with tender and baggage car,
plunged toward the round house. About
eighty passengers were on the train, but
all escaped unhurt. After the debris had
teen cleared away, beneath the big boiler
a bead could be seen crushed almost flat.
Here was foot protruding from under
an iron plate. In another spot was a hand
boiled into a jelly. After straining with
levers and derricks the tender was moved
lightly, and the body of the first man
was taken ont. This was Leonard Wash
burne. The steam had rushed over him
from bead to foot, scalding every inch of
his flesh. An .iron bolt had been pushed
tbrongh bis skull above the ear, penetrat
ing tbe brain.
Henry's Frightful Fate.
McAfferty and Henry were reached at
2 o'clock, but life was extinct in both.
The former's neck was broken and his
face was so scalded with the steam that
he was unrecognizable. Henry's body lay
across that of the artist. His head was
split open and the brains were scattered
over the breasf of his companion. En
gineer Clark was thalast one to be taken
from the wreck. He was found under
the tender, having evidently been thrown
there when the engine made its final
plunge into the cinder pit. His head,
cracked like an eggshell, projected from
beneath the tender. His legs were
broken in several places and his clothes
were burned and his flesh scalded by the
Wash borne' Base Ball Reports.
Leonard Washbnrne bad been in the
newspaper business in Chicago for about
four years. Previons to his coming here
he had been employed as tbe general
librarian for a western railroad. Two
years ago he was engaged in the sporting
department of The Inter Ocean. He was
assigned to base ball work and immedi
ately inaugurated a bright, new style of
writing quite peculiar to. himself. His
base ball articles were read with great
Interest, not only in Chicago, bnt all
over the conntry, as some of bis work was
considered the best and brightest work
of the kind ever done. This season be
signed his articles, and in this way gained
a national reputation as one of the best
base ball reporters in tbe business.
The Other Two Victims.
Washburne was tall and well-built and
a young mas of quite a handsome ap
pearance. He was very well liked by all
his companions. His bright disposition
and constant cheerfulness won him many
friend. He was a thoroughly good fellow
and will be greatly missed by the news
paper men who knew him. James Mc
Afferty came to this city about two weeks
go from St. Louis, where he had been
employed on The Post-Dispatch for a
number of years. Previous to going to
St. Louis he worked on tbe Philadelphia
Press. Fred H in ry was 87 years old and
had been employed on The Inter Ocean
for about two weeks, having come here
from Louisville. - '
All Ibe Bodies Terribly Disfigure.
The remains of the three men reached
this city shortly after 9 o'clock last night.
They were met by a delegation of 100 rep
resentatives of the daily and weekly pa
pers and press associations, who followed
tbe casketa to . Jordan's undertaking es
tablishment..' Allot the bodies were ter
ribly disfigured. A call was issued last
evening for a mass meeting of newspaper
men today to take appropriate action on
the deaths of Washburne and his associ
ates. MAN AND TWO WOMEN KILLED.
A Bursting Fly tfhee! Plnys Deadly Hav
oc Boiler Explosion.
Manchester, N. H., Oct. 16. About
9:80 yesterday morning tbe fly wheel of
No. 7 mill, Amoskeag corporation, burst,
tearing through the floors of the first and
second stories. One person was killed
outright and two fatally wounded.
?amuel J. fhiiker. engineer, was killed;
Mamie Kean and Mrs. Ada Cram died
from Injuries received. Injured: Lena
French, Susie Brookings, Mary Richard
son, Nellie Boardman and Emily Ouane.
None very seriously. The loss to the com
pany is estimated at $75,000.
. Explosion on a Mail Steamer.
Whatcom, Wash., Oct 16. Shortlf
after lu o'clock Wednesday uight The
boiler in the steamer Evangel, a mail
boat plying between Port Townsend and
Belli ogham bay, blew up at the Sctaome
dock in this city. One man -was killed
and seven injured and burned. The man
killed was a deckhand, name unknown.
Davis, the mate, was the only man on
board who escaped uninjured. Tbe rap
tain, tbe chief euprineer and a number of
TasHeDKers from Port Townsend bad left
i be boat only a few moments be'ore tbe
Thrown Through the Roof of the Car. '
AXOKA, Minn., Oct. 10 A serious col
lision occurred on the Great Northern
road here Wednesday night. An Eastern
Minnesota train ran into a Great North
ern freight, waiting at the depot. Fifteen
ctrswere badly smashed, and the road
blockaded. The fireman on the Eastern
Minnesota jumped and was badly shaken
up, and a passenger in tLe caboose of the
Great Northern train, which was smashed
ii to atoms, was horled through the top
of the car over a train on the side track.
It was a miraculou escape.
Two Old Miners Killed.
Rep Lodge, Mont., Oct. ia Patrick
A lams and Thomas Stewart, two of the
oldest miners in tbe employ of the coal
company, were instantly killed by an im
mense fall of rock while they were ascend
ing a slope Wednesday.
Only One Probable Fatality.
FT. PAUL, Oct. 16. Of the eleven men
hurt by tbe explosion of an engine at
So ith St. Paul Wednesday all are doing
we 1 at the hospital except John May,who
will probably die.
C ELUDED THE "OLD WOMAN."
A Protestant Clergyman Who Believes
the End Justifies the Means.
TESVEB. Oct. 16. There is a great sen
sation among church circles in this city.
It in caused by charges preferred against
the Rev. J. ii Brandt, of the Highlard
Christian church, of this city, by Mrs.
Mie-a, a wealthy Spanish lady of Santa
Fe, X. M. It seems that Charles Wagner,
a business man of Santa Fe, was very
anxious to marry the daughter of Mrs.
Mieta. but the mother, who is a Roman
Catholic, objected on the ground that
Wagner was a divorced man and could
not be married by a priest. She con
sented, however, to the marriage if a
priest could be found who would perform
the c tremony.
Brandt Personates a Priest.
Th' party came to Denver and Wagner
called on Mr. Brandt. It is alleged that
Mr. Lrandt, for a consideration, agreed
to sb;ve off his luxurious burnsides and
personate a priest. Tbe dect-piion was
made easy by the fact that Mrs. Miera
does i ot understand English. Mr. Brandt,
who is very prominent in religious circles
here, was seen yesterday afternoon and
admitred that he performed the ceremony,
and assisted in deceiving "the old wom
an," b it says he used the service of the
PU-LMAN STOCK IS VALUASLE.
So Moon So That the Directors Conelade
to Issue More of It.
CHICAGO, Oct 16. Stockholders repre
senting $18,000,000 of the 125,000.000 for
which Pullman's Palace Car company is
capital zed, met yesterday and authorized
the issue of (3,000,000 more stock and re
elected the old board of directors. Tbe
new sU ck is to be offered to the present
stockholders at par in proportion to their
present holdings. Any slock bolder who
owns five shares will be entitled to one
more sb are at par, and holders of ten
shares can take two shares of the new
issue. Tbe larger holders will be allowed
the sama proportion.
Equivalent to a Bis Dividend.
This privilege is equivalent to a divi
dend of 18 C'J per share on original hold
ings. Tbe financial statement of the
company's operations for tbe year is as
follows: Revenue, $9,772,334 60. Dis
bursements, including operating ex
penses, interest on debenture bonds, divi
dends, etc, $6, 7S3.10L ia Surplus for the
year, $3.'.89,23.4a A quarterly dividend
the ninety-ninth of $2 a share has
been declared on the original $25,000,000
Has a Grave Tale to Tell of Russia.
NewYoBK,OcL 16.-Colonel Johu W.
Webber, inspector of immigration, who is
a member of tbe commission sent by tbe
United States government to inquire into
the causes of the abnormal immigration
to this country, has arrived from Europe.
In regard to their inquiries in Europe he
said: "In itas-Bia, after careful investiga
tion, we found the conditions that nffect
immigrat on so grave and peculiar in
character that we do not feel warranted in
speaking if them except in the fotra of an
official report, accompanied with corrob
orative evidence, without which the state
ments of the commissioners might be re
garded as incredible."
Kentnc klans Dropped Their Cash.
LEXIKGTON, Ky., OcL 16. Kentucky
horsemen c Topped a pretty large sum of
money on tbe Allerton-Delinarch race,
going their pile on tbe Kentucky horse,
who sold f$100 in the pools, Allerton
bringing only $90. In tbe first heat Del
march led until well into the stretch,
when Allerton drew ahead easily and won
by a length in 2:1S& The second heat
went the same way, Allerton winning it
in 2:15, and third heat in 8:15&
'Will ot Recognise the Older.
Sam Feai.'cibco, Oct. 1ft. Snperintend
Filmore, of the Southern Pacific railroad,
told Chief Tanrston, ot the Order of Rail
road Telegraphers, before the latter left
the east, tha. the Southern Pacific com
pany would not recognize the order, and
would discharge any of its employes be
longing to it
Mr. Blaire Continues to Improve.
Augusta, Ale., Oct. 16. If -Secretary
Blaine continues to improve in health as
rapidly as be has since his return to his
old borne he vill probably leave for Wash
ington the hut of this or tbe first of " next
month. Tbe date has not yet been defi
nitely settled upon.
Wales Bust Comes In Free.
Wabhikgto, Oct. 16. The treasury
department his decided that a marble
bust of "the Pr nee of Wales, imported by
a Masonic socetyof Iowa, is entitled to
iTIM HEALY TALKS.
His First Public Utterance Since
FELTES9 TO LC0K TO TH LIVING
And Is Not Concerned with Eulogies ot
the Dead A Defiance and a Rakiu
for the Leader's Partisans Remarks
of Mr Henry Wood About the Chicngc
World's Fair A Favorable Report
Forthcoming United Ireland Cartoons
Dcbi.ix, O-t. 16. A convention of the
Irish National federation was held at
Cavan yesterday. There were numerous
priests emong the delegates. The meet
ing was presided over hy Timothy
Healy, M. P. for North Longford. In
his preliminary address he said the mem
bers of the Irish national party are not
concerned wit h eulogies over the dead,
but the interests of the living. Parnell
had gone to his account and those honor
ing his services to the nation thought the
best memorial would be to push ou the
work upon which be wits engaged before
the clouds intervened between his vision
and the best goal of Ireland.
Has No Apology to Make.
Her real t-ons were not afraid to face
public clamor. Whatever happeued, he
would never apologize for doing what he
could against Parnell when he fouud
that, the country's interest demanded that
Parnell should retire from the leadership
of the majority.. He hoped that dissen
sions would be buried in his grave. The
note for renewed war came from tbe
minority aud not from them. IC the
minority felt unable to cooperate with
them, let them resign their seats, giving
way to men who are open for reunion.
The Minority Knaves and Fools.
Their position was degrading. Their
party consisted of knaves and fools, for
these men declare that they despise Dil
lon and O'Brien. So stupendous was
their audacity that he really began to
wonder where they were standing. He
hoped that O'Brien would now publish to
the world the whole story of the Boulogne
negotiations. If the letters and repeated
declarations of Redmoud and Harring
ton, now the drill sergeants of dissension,
were published, he promised such an ex
posure as probably has never been known
in regard to the public men and people cf
Relieves He Has Forgiven Parnell.
He could forgive Parnell; indeed, he be
lieved he had already forgiven him.
Cheers. Xow, these men, pretending to
be his political heirs and executors, have
not the excuse of Parnell. They were act
ing solely in the interests of Dublin cas
tle and the Orange lodges, whom tbe peo
ple hoped to cast out as ulcers on the
SPEAKS WELL OF THE FAIR.
The Hritish Commissioners Highly
rieased with the Clilrago "l.ipo,"
Loxdos, Oct. 16. Sir Henry Wood and
Mr. James Dredge have returned here
from their trip to the United States. In
reply to questions about the World's fair
Sir Henry said: "With what I saw and
heard I think the exposition will be a suc
cess. When I arrived in America I was
undecided as to whether New York or
Chicago was better adapted for the fair.
Now I think Chicago is decidedly the beat
place for it.
Great Town, That Windy City.
"Chicago needs to advertise herself;
New York does not. Chicago is full of
vigor and concentration of purpose into
tbe enterprise which was hardly to be ex
pected from tbe Empire City. Wherever
I went in the United States I found the
keenest interest in tbe fair. The people of
Chicago are fairly alive with it. There
was a slight tinge of jealousy in New
York, which made some of her people
pretend to disparage Chicago in the mat
ter, but this was sure to evaporate before
Pleased with the Arrangements.
"Tbe arrangements made at Chicago so
far are admirable. The plans of the build
ings are good aud give ample room.
There is one disadvantage tbe site of the
exhibition is five or six miles from the
center of the city. This is hardly worth
mentiouing, since the location is so beau
tiful and the facilities for reaching the
grounds are so ample. Mr. Dredge and
myself are preparing our report, which I
may say will be very favorable, and will
have the effect of making tbe English ex
hibition a success. "
United Ireland Expresses the Parnellite
Tiew of the itnation.
DUBLIN, Oct. 10.--A cartoon is published
by United Ireland in which Mr. Gladstone
it represented as pleading for the surren
der of the Parnellites. Under the cartoon
also appears the words: "So, we cannot be
friends with you; we cannot, must not,
will not no, by heaven I will not not if
England struck her flag to us and licked
the dust in the presence of our assembled
people, would we crawl through the shad
ows of liberalism out into the light of our
The Illinois Assessment.
SPltlSGFiELD, Ills., Oat. 16 While th-s
net assessment of the capital stock of
the corporations of the state is $683,216 less
than that of last year, the assessment
of tangible property and capital stock to
gether has been increased $1,803,129. In
1890 tbe net capital stock was fo.956,V09,
and the tangible property assessment
$9,007,615. In 1891 the new capital stock
assessment is 5,273,tX3. and the tangi
ble property assessment $11,493,900.
Omaha Lynchers Arraigned.
Omaha, Oct. 16. Twenty-one of the al
leged lynchers were arraigned in police
court yesterday for a preliminary hearing
on charges containing four counts: Mur
der by hanging, aiding and abetting mur
der by banging, assaulting and beating to
death, and aiding and abetting in as
saulting aud beating to death. On mo
tion cf tbe attorney for the defendants
the hearing was postponed until Monday
- Death of Congressman Lee.
Alexandria. Va. OcX 16. General W.
H. F. Lee, member of the national house
of representatives from this district, who
had been critically ill for some time, died
at 2:30 p. m yesterday. There were pres
ent at his bedside his wife and children
and tbe physicians. His aiim?nt was val
vular disease ot the heart, from which he
has suffered for several years. The gen
eral bad been unconscious for a day or
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