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TtiE AUG US.
Thursday. June 16 1892
It Goes on with Most Awful
TWO SCOKE MEN SENT TO ETERNITY
Th r I'alsr Work tTnttor a Ilridjje Given
Way, tarrying the Irtlrns, Mangled,
Braised ami Broken, tonn Awful Donm
in the Inrk Wafers of Licking River
Twenty-One Known To lie Killed,
Fifteen Badly Wounded anil the Heath
Roll Likely to Reach l ortj A Fright
ful Scene for the Helpless pectator.
ClN isnati, June lfi. A terrible disas
ter, which caused the death of forty-one
workmen, occurred at the new bridge
which is beinji constructed over the Lick
ing river between C vinRton and New
port, yesterday morning. The entire false
Work fell with a crash, hurling a lame
force of carpenters and ironworkers into
the river. Most of the men were disabled
by the falling timbers ami were drowsed.
The bridge was built by the Kenton and
Campbell County Bridge company, and
had been in course of erection for about a
month. Tuesday the laying of the iron
floor was begun. The heavy iron t earns
proved too heavy a weight for the false
work, ami with scarcely a minute's warn
ing it gave way yesterday shortly after the
men got to work.
Rush to the Scene of Disaster.
The force of men employed by the bridge
company on the structure numbered over
100. mi st of whom lived at Covington and
Newport. The river is quite deep at t hat
point and the current is strong. Word
was at once sent to Covington and New
port and there was a stampede of citizens
to the scene of the disaster. James A.
Stewart, a civil engineer of this city, had
charge of the work, but . not on the
grouud at the time of the accident. His
assistant, John Wilson, was on tiie bridge
when the structure gave war and was
fatally injured. His back is broken and
flying timbers rendered him unconscious.
air led Catderby the False Work.
The scene was a terrible one. A great
portion of the false work was submerged,
and with it were the unfortunate work
men. The men were horribly mangled. In a
minute the air was with the shrieks
of the injured and dying. Tboae who
could free themselves from the tangled
network of timbers straggled to the Stir
face i.f t he water and tried to get ashore.
One after another gave np the desperate
and uneven struggle and sank into the
muddy water. Though the banks were
crowded not sou! could go to the rescue
of the poor fellows. As soon as possible
police and rolanteers went to work to get
out the deed and dying It proved a, grew
some tusk Among the lirst to be taken
out was one of the Baird brothers. i!i
body was in a horrible ci ndition, his back
being a ashed and bn ken.
Horrible Heath of .lolin Sponsor.
Next to be taken from the water was
John Sponsor. He was wedgeil In among
a lo' of timber, 'l i e man died a horrible
death, a log weighing a couple of hundred
pounds having crashed through his ab
domen. The look of pain on his face was
horrible, and told of the ti rrible suffering
of the poor fellow before he passed away.
One unknown man w,t taken out on the
Covington side. He was found wedged in
so tightly that a portion of his hand had
to be chopped off before he could be taken
out. All of the dead bodies as they were
taken out presented terrible pictures The
bones were crushed, broken and splintered
and in many instances were forced
through the flesh, presenting a sickening
Two Miraculous Ksrapes.
Two men were at work on the top chord
of the false work when the crash came.
They fell into the river, but escaped with
few scratches. They were J. P. Lynch,
colored, and Bruce Conas. Lynch fell
with the bridge and landed on top of it.
Conas fell underneath the work, but, sin
gularly enouth, escaped with a few
bruises The false work was erected by
Baird Bros., of Pittsburg. The structure
had been extended from the bank and was
used as a scaffolding by the workmen in
putting the iron beams and girders in
place. The combined weight of the work
men and material proved too much for
SIXTY-THREE MEN WENT DOWN.
'William Wilson Tells How It Feel To Be
, aught That Way.
Superintendent Sullivan says there were
sixty-three men at work on the bridge
when the crash came. Those who escaped
were at work on the up-stream side of the
work, which is to the south. They fell
with the wreck, but fortunately fell on top
of it. Those on the down-stream side fell
under the wreckage and were killed and
injured. It is certain that those who can
not be found are lying at the bottom of
the Licking river. It is thought that in
addition to the workmen caught in, the
wreck there were a number of spectators
who were watching the men at work.
William Wilson, an iron work inspector
of Covington, was on the fated structure
and had a thrilling escape from death, al
though considerably injured about the
head and back.
One Was Tuken the Other Left.
He made the following statement im
mediately after being rescued and then re
lapsed into unconsciousness: "1 was
standing on the false work, near the trav
eler on the Newport side, talking with
Andy -Baird, one of the contractors, who
bad just arrived. Suddenly we felt the
structure sinking beneath us, and with
common impulse we started to run for the
Newport end. We had scarcely gone ten
feet when the whole structure went down,
and we were thrown headlong through
the air. I I) st consciousness, and did not
recover my enses ant il I rose to the sur
face of the vater. The first thing I saw
was the fori i of Baird, frightfully man
gled, wedged in between the timbers. Ke
groaned sev. ral times and died. I man
aged then to sieze a piece of drifting tii.i
tier and to hold on until a small boat
came to my rescue. I cannot tell the
cause of the accident.
The Ttetiaaa Mostly Strangers.
At 3 o'clocl in the afternoon the steam
er Hercules Carrel commenced the work
of removing the iron and timbers from the
river, in the 1 ope of recovering the bodies
pinned undei the wreck. Although the
excitement ci used by the accident was in
tense there a as a noticeable absence of
the lieartrem.ing scenes usually accom
panying sucl catastrophes. Most of the
men were strangers and few had wives,
children or ot ler relatives on the scene to
add their tear or cries to the grim spec
tacle. The corner of the New port pier is
badly broken, and appears to have been
weak. The story was started that the
pier, by break ng, had caused the disaster,
but there is apparently no foundation to
His Hoy Is In the Wreck.
Much sympithy is felt for poor .Tack
Pierce, the vet Tan newspaper man. When
the news of th-? accident reached Mm the
man's anguis i was pitiful. His oldest
son. Fred, formerly secretary of the Build
ers' exchange, was on the Ill-fated bridge
when it fell, having gone to work last
Monday. For a long time Jack would not
go near the ter -ible scene.fearlnghe would
learn the m-i s that would break the
heart of the good mother lying ill at hei
home, unconscious of the accident. Final
ly he mustered up the courage to visit the
wreck, the ho-pitals and the morgue, but
could find no t ace of his missing son, who
undoubtedly went down in the awful
crash. The'old man spent all the after
BOOfl walking t ie streets and eagerly seek
ing tidings of h s son.
One of Hie Sad Incidents.
Probably one if the saddest cases con
nected with the disaster was the death of
James Johnsot , of Pittsburg, P.i., who
was one of the sub-contractors who built
the cantilever bridge between Cincinnati
and Newport. Mr. Johnson reached New
port early yesterday morning and after
eating breakfast went to the new Licking
bridge to talk w ith some of the workmen,
many of whom were his intimate ac
quaintances. Johnson was on the false
work when it gave way. His body has
FORTY LIVCS PROBABLY LOST.
A List of the Killed anil Wounded as I'ar
The killed w dl probably reach forty.
Following is a list of the dead, injured
and missing as f,-tr as known at this writ
ing: Dead D. Champoix, of Boston;
Thomas Down, Wheeling, W. Ya.;
unknown man, about 40 years old: ,1. R.
Roby, Radford City, Va.; Kliner Barber,
Cincinnati; William Alois. Ohio; C. W.
Pfaffenbach, Wheeling, W. Ya.; D'ck
Gorman, Dolphin. Pa.: John Adams, Cin
cinnati; Frank A lams, Cincinnati; Robert
Baird, Newport; Andrew Baird, Pitta
burg; diaries Qresbam, Covington; Kl
ward Sullivan. Ludlow, Ky.: James John
Bon, Havre de ir. oe, Md.; Dennis Harlow,
Parkersburg, W. Ya.: K. A. Xolan, Erie,
Pa.; Charles St.- 11. ronton, O.: Charles
Trye, Mitchell, fad.; William Barton,
Pendleton. Ky.; Patrick Murray, Green
brier, W. Ya.
List of th Severely Hurt.
Injured The names of those only given
w ho are severely rr seriously hurt: Daniel
Binkley, Hill Stition. O., badly hurt;
Braes Thomas, In liaaapolis, head cut and
right ankle sprain id; Joe Arliug. Newport,
Ky., head, arms a id shoulders cut; Ger
man nick-named "Shyhooka," head cut
and right arm d slocated; lien Arnold,
Nicholasville. Ky.. shoulder dislocated
and bead cut; Joh i J. Murray, Newport,
head cut and rig it ear mangled; Jonn
Phillips, Newport, left leg broken in three
places, head cut an 1 terrible internal in
jurieswill die; C. H. Fetters, Ironton, O.,
left ankle broken, flesh of right leg torn
away at calf; J. P. Lynch (colored), inter
nally injured and leg broken; William
WiNon, inspector of works, bruised and
cut about head anc body; Frank Wallage,
injured about body Harrv Osborne, Lon
don, Kng., skull crushed will die; Thomas
Lavin, Covington, head badly cut and
shoulders dislocntel; Dan Binkiey, New
port, face and back cut; S. H. Heinael,
finger and back hur ; Thomas Krause, cut
about the head.
Seven H n Missing.
The missing are as follows; Martin Lu
ther, Lagrange. Ky ; If. Mure, Newport,
head carpenter: George Burge, Covington';
N. W. llurton, Winc hester, Ky.; William
Wesaling, Newport; Fred Brandt, Cincin
nati; Dick Adam:;, incinf?ati. Those of
the workmen who ciime out of the wreck
uninjured, as nearlj as could l)e learned,
were as follows: Frink Wallace, H.
Thomas and A lexan ler Thomas. Others
who came out sale departed for their
homes or became mi ned up in the crowds.
Jli t'ongre.-slunal Urief.
Washington, Juni 16 Morgan deliv
ered an address to the senate yesterday on
the silver question, in the course of which
he criticised S henna i's anti-free coinage
speech. When he concluded his remarks
a desultory silver disi ussion was started,
in which Palmer of Illinois, and Stew
art of Nevada excha iged courtesies over
the refusal of Palmet to state whether he
was or was not in fa or of free coinage.
No business was t ran - acted.
The house passed t be fortification ap
propriation bill witt out division. The
measure appropriates $2,412,376, or 1,362, -427
less t ban was app opriated by the last
congress. Authority i given to make con
tracts for certain worts involving a fur
ther expenditure of 1, 376,600. The bill re
ducing the duty on tii plate, etc., occu
pied the remainder if the day without
The supreme court of Michigan has
granted an order in ths Houghton county
case which will bririif before it for set
tlement June 28 the constitutionality of
the act of the legislature gerrymandering
the representative d is 1 1 icts of the state.
Sounding the Keynote of the
VIGOROUS ATTACK ON GLADSTONE,
A Itather Nervy Claim aa to What Con
servatives Have Done in Hefo.-m Leglx
Inliou Why the Local Government
BIN Wa Dropped Itellef Works the
Paaaeea for the Ills of Ireland A
Mliaek at the Liberal foreign Policy,
LoNHON, June W. The annual dinner
of the National Union of Conservative as
sociations was held last evening. Excep
tional interest was attached to
the occasion because Balfour was
the guest of the evening and the
general expectation was that he
would sound the keynote of the elec
tion campaign, which will begin in two
weeks. Five hundred covers were laid
and every place was filled. The gallery
was crowded with 500 spectators repre
senting all shades of political opinion, al
though the Conservatives predominated.
Among those near the head of the princi
pal table were the Irish chancellor, Stuart
Wortley, Viscount Emlyn and conspicu
ous Conservatives from both houses. The
health of Balfour was proposed by Stuart
Comparislon or the Two Parties.
The first lord of the treasury in reply
spoke as follows: As a c ritical period in
the consideration of the Irish question had
been reached, it would be Interesting to
pause and compare the attitudes of the
two great parties. The Cladstotiians were
applying for situations, but they showed
the people no testimonials as to character.
They were backward about citing their
performances of 18.S0 and 1885, and did not
like to dwell upon the strange alliance
which had governed their policy for the
last six years and had brought down the
Liberals to a degradation which they had
never endured before. They had not re
ferred to the fact t hat their past muddle
of affairs had allowed the advocacy of
crime so as to carry out a certain policy.
;i;ols tone's Promises Inslneere.
Home rule was the first item of Mr.
Gladstone's programme, yet the membl rs
of the party stood ready to bury the whole
question, while the leaders would willing
ly shunt it. To the London county coun
cil the leaders said: "Give us home rule
and we will cive you something to make
yon popular." In the matter of promises
the (iladstonian leaders Knew no sincerity.
Concerning the policy which would sep
arate Ireland from England the recent ut
terances of Gladstone were excellent illus
trations of his method of procedure. The
suggestion as to the reform of corpora
tions was true in the abstract, but no per
son would be a penny better off for it.
Conservatives the "Pioneers.
Balfour said he rejoiced that the present
government was pledged to deal with the
labor they employed upon equitable prin
ciples. He protested against the narrow
view which would make London take a
vestry of public affairs. The conserva
tives iiad been pioneers in every branch of
social reform. The quantity and quality
of statutes passed by conservative govern
ments in this branch of legislation far ex
ceeded the efforts of their opponents.
Whilst Gladstone had spent session after
session in barren statesman-hip the irov
ernment had been scoring largely and had
benefitted the working i lasses.
Ireland and "One Han, One Vote."
As regards Ireland, Balfonr saj,!. the
government had far exceeded all hopes.
The local government bill had been sup
ported in principle, but it was well under
stood that there was no chance of passing
it, except after a protracted straggle.
The bill to be abandoned account of this
opposition. Belief work would do more
to ameliorate the condition of Ireland
than would twenty statutes. There were
argnracnta in favor of "One man, one
vote," bnt Ireland would snffer in conse
quence of it. Landli rds and tenants in
some districts of England were nearly
ruined, but the laborers had not suffered,
and this was saying much for the existing
What Will the C ountry Dot
Of course in a few days the country
would give a decision on all these qucs.
tions. Would the people accept a part v pre
pared to wreck the interests of the empire in
foreign affairs or a party prepared to rec
ognize the empire's mighty interests in Af
rica and elsewhere? There was no doubt
that, if the country Understood the issues
they would give the unionists for an in
definite future the confidence bestowed In
the past. The majority of his hearers
were about to go to their constituencies,
Balfour said, and if they used their ener
gies without Stint to make dearths issues,
victory would be assured to the Unionis t
APPLIED AT THE WRONG SHOP.
rtefJer Wants Congress to Take Hold of
WASHDtSTOK, June 1G. In the senate
yesterday Better presented a petition from
Riley county, Eansas, asking that meas
ures be taken towards the suppression of
lynch law. PfefTer stated in connection
with the petition that the resolutions con
tained in it were very timely. He said
lynching seemed to be a practice in many
parts of the country. Many of these poor
people when merely suspected of a crime
were either hanged or shot to death, and
it was time for the American congress to
take some action in the matter. The peti
tion was referred to the committee on the
judiciary, Pfeffer stating that he hoped
the committee would report promptly.
Scores on the Ball Field.
Chicago, June 16. Following is the
League record of scores at base ball yes
teaday: At Pittsburg Chicago 2, Pitts
burg 10; (second game) Chicago 10, Pitts
burg 9; at Washington Baltimore 8;
Washington 13; at Cleveland Louisville
4, Cleveland ; (second game) Louisville 1,
Cleveland 2; at New York Brooklvn 5,
New York 12; at Boston Philadelphia L
Western: At Kansas City Fort Wayne
4, Kansas City 10; at Minneapolis Toledo
7, Minneapolis 4: at Omaha Indianapolis
4, Omaha 10; at Milwaukee Columbus
6, Milwaukee 1. Illinois-Iowa: The first divis
ion of the contest ended yesterday with the
clubs in this order: Joliet, Kockford,
Evausville, Aurora, Terre Haute, Rock
Island-Moline. Quincy, Jacksonville, At
Joliet Rock Island-Moline 1, Joliet C: at
Jacksonville Terre Haute 5, Jackson
Rev. Father Mollingcr, the famous faith
cure priest of Pittsburg, is dead from the
effects of a surgical operation. He was
prostrated on St. Anthony's Day, and his
condition became so critical that the
operation was made necessary.
MORGAN ON THE SILVER PLANKS.
Comments on the Keptiblicun Idea and
Expectations from Chicago.
ashixc;tox, June 16 Tire senate just
rolled up its sleeves, pulled off its coat and
talked yesterday, and Morgan was happy.
He did most of the talking. The Stewart
free coinage bill was up and Morgan
hasn't spoken more than seven times on
that subject, so he let himself out yester
day. He began his remarks by stating
that the silver plank of the Republican
platform, adopted at Minneapolis was a
step to the front in placing silver on a
plane w ith gold. This plank was equivo
cal but it seemed to cut loose from the
single gold standard of the senator from
Ohio. We had the right to expect at Chi
cago this month that silver be not only
made equal to gold, but that it also be
given the right of free coinage.
Then he turned his batteries on John
Sherman and arresed that pretty much
everything Sherman said in his recent
speech was false in fact or principle;
that Sherman wasn't a bimetalist, as he
claimed to be, and that he was "responsi
ble for the financial condition of the
country." The Alabama senator jumped
on the international monetary conference
with both feet, and claimed that Uncle
Sam could regulate his own ratio for
himself. He read a letter from a Kans as
farmer's wife who was once rich, but is
now poor, and saj,i what snch a man
wanted w as a cheap money suitable to
Palmer i.r Illinois Talks.
Palmer of Illinois moved to strike out
all except the first section of the bill, the
others being unnecessary according to
both Morgan and Stewart, whom he had
beard say that the present ratio would of
itself establish parity. Palmer wanted
Stewart to tell why lie put the other sec
tions In if he believed what he said, and
Stewart wanted Palmer to say whether he
Would vote for the bill so amended, and
whether he was for the "gold ring" or the
people. Neither got a sati-factory reply,
and after Cockrell produced papers show
ing that some "daddy" dollars were coined
in 1873 the senate adjourned.
TERRIBLE STORM IN QUEBEC.
A Village Anhihilateil nml Three Child
MOXTBEAL, June 16. -The village of St.
Rose, a fashionable summer resort, was
entirely annihilated yesterday by a cy
clone, the debris being deposited in the
fields around about. Wilfred Onimet, agtd
T: Julie Joly.fi, and Stanley Oaubien, ,
were killed and about twenty severely
four fatally injured. At Templeton ex
Mayor MoErroy was killed. Many towns
in the vicinity were badly wrecked.
Ex Secretary Whitney says that he
would not accept the nomination for the
presidency if offered him.
The latest utterances of the leaders of
the two Irish factions indicate that a
reconciliation between them is Impossible.
At the Meeting ot Homeopahtic physi
cians at Washington it was decided to
hold a meeting at Chicago during the
Klesdamea Elizabeth J. Kelly and N. S.
Foster, of Chicago, have given $3l000 each
to the new University of Chicago for a
Reports from Persiaare to the effect that
the epidemic Of cholera, m liieh h.is nm.
vaiieil in that country for some time, is
now on the decrease.
The McCarthyitee have teqnested Hon.
Edward Blake, the Canadian Liberal
leader, to accept an Irish scat in the Bri
tish house of commons. Natl
Dick Whit.- was killed and J. dm Khtm
me, William Glenn and Milton Scott
were seriously injured by a boiler explo
sion at Larimore, N. D.
It reads this way at latest advices from
"reliable sources;'' Tracy, secretary of
stale; Elk ins, navy; General relix Angus,
editor, of Baltimore, war.
The probability is that General E. Burd
Grnbb, at present United States minister
to Spain, will be the Republican nominee
for governor of New Jersey.
J. W. Bridges, alias .1. W. Bancroft,
has 1.,-en arrested at Monterey, Mex., on
the charge of embt sxling vI.lmo from the
post, (bee at Grand Junction, Colo., where
he was postmaster at the time.
It is stated at St. Jose, Cal., that Mrs.
Deacon, who has recently achieved a "bad
eminence" in France, is living with her
brother near that city, having arrived
from France within a short time.
Ernest Knnpp, a bricklayer of Chicago,
was killed while marching in the Turner
procession on the return of that body from
free port, 111., by a skyrocket which struck
him above the eye atd crushed his skull.
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