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Thursday. September 22. 1892.
FIENDISH AND FOUL
Diabolical Crime of a Train
DONE BY MAKJNG A FALSE SWITCH
A Passenger Train Ditched and Four
Persons Killed in an Attempt
Vrwnty-StTn Seriously AVonnIel, Tiro of
Thna Frottably Fatally A Kick Prize
of 1,000.000 the Stake, lut the Wr-k
So Complete as to Unfile the MiiM-reants
Terrible IUn.t-r in Ohio Twelve
rrinons Caught in the lebri and Cre-
ukted. Some Heine llnrned Alive Lints
f Iead and Wounded.
Topeka, Kan., Sent. 22. One of the
nnst destructive train wrecks ever known
in the history of the Atchison road took
place two and one-half miles west of Osage
City at 3:15 yesterday morning. It was
the work of train wreckers, whose object
was rollery. The train was the Missouri
river night express from Denver and San
SYancisco. At least five lives were lost
and more than a score of passengers were
aeriously injured. In the express car there
were altout fl.OiiO.ono which was being
shipped by the Mexican Central Railroad
company through to its general offices in
Boston. The object of the wreckers was
not accomplished owing to the manner in
which the express car was buried by the
coaches which were piled npon it in gen
eral confusion. So high was the wreckage
fceaped that it was literally impossible to
find the locomotive, let alone the treasure
Fixed I'p a Ieadly Switch.
The place selected for the wreck lies be
tween Barclay and Osngc City. There is a
lieavy grade there and frequent curves
mark the course of the track. East
Ymntid trains passed over this stretch with
great speeil, m"l tne ill-fated night express
was making fifty miles an hour when it
rounded a curve fifty yards west of the
point where the wreckers had removed the
liolts from the east end of a rail, swinging
it outward toward the cmbarkmcnt. thus
frwitching the train off the rondlied Ed
Mayer, of this city, was the engineer in
charge. Just before reaching the wreckers
improvised switch he noticed that the rail
had been misplaced, and seeing that there
was no time to stop the train he threw the
throttle wide open, hoping that he might lie
able to jump the break in safety and avert
Kflrct of the Deviltry.
The emliankment at this point is about
right feet high. The engine plunged over
it, following the course prepared by the
would-tie robliers. The train was composed
of thirteen cars in all, and all except three
aleejiers were piled on top of the engine.
Mont of them were overturned and broken
into splinters. Fortunately fire did not
break out, and it was with little difficulty
that openings were made in the coaches to
permit the passengers to emerge into the
atmi-darkness of the night. The sight that
met the gaze of those who escarn-d death or
injury was terrible. The engine had gone
to the Inittom of the hill and on top was
piled the wreckage of five cars, covering it
m Did the TTork Too W ell.
Engineer Maher had leen thrown from
his call some distance away and had been
almost cooked alive by the steam from the
burst boiler flues. He was perfectly con
scious, although it wasapiarent that death
waa near. ' He said that he saw the rail out
jsncl told briefly of his effort to prevent the
derailment of the train. James Chettick,
the .fireman, had not lieen found up to this
writing, and it is supposed that he was
buried under the engine. Burt Baxter, the
express messenger, was scalded and ot her
wise injured. He died before he could lie
brought to Osage City. A guard was sent
with the express messenger from Las Vegas.
He, was killed. His name is unknown.
! As soon as the news was received at the
company's office in this city a relief train
was made up and sent out with a number
of surgeons and their assistants.
The Killed and 3Ianeled.
Following is a list of the dead and
wounded, as obtained after a thorough in
vestigation: Dead Ed Maher, engineer of
Topeka; James Chettick. fireman, of
Topeka; Burt. Baxter, express messenger,
of Kansas City; Express Guard Bloom
enthal, of Las Vegas.
The injured are R. M. Donahue, con
ductor, wonnds in head and in leg; H. C.
McClure, Richmond, Mo., cut in head and
knee fractured; H. S. Foster, postal clerk,
Lawrence, Kas., lioth hands and arms
tmrned, head and legs badly bruised; C. B.
Kearns, Kansas City, leg and arm broken;
J. li. Oberlin, Kansas City, hip sprained,
head and shoulders bruised; S. G.
Kelley, Kansas City, right shoulder
broken; Mrs. Mary Lyman, Blooming
ten, 111., badly cut about head and
injured internally; Miss Jesssie Gould,
Great Bend, Kan., injured in
the hip and back; William Doon
nd child, Chillicothe, O., badly bruised;
Mrs. M. Jones and two children, Wichita,
bruised; Thomas Nelson, Topeka, bruised
About the head; M. A. Robert, Emporia,
Xan back injured; J. F. Waddell, Boyer,
Kan., injured in the left hip; C. F.Woodlow,
KUiott, Ills., liadly bruised; W. A. Curry,
Burlingham, Kan., head cut; Ollie Young,
Poplar Bluff, Mo., head badly cut; A. C.
lioart, Newton, Kan., head cut; J. E.
Johnson, Minneapolis, badly bruised; W.
JX Minor, Ness City, Kan., knee hurt; C. B.
Kinne, express messenger, Kansas City,
Chettick' Body Recovered.
Iate yesterday afternoon Fireman Chet--Uck's
body was recovered. Of the above
j list of injured Mrs. Lyman ana S. G. Kelly,
re tnougnt 10 ne iaiauy nun.
EVIDENCE OF VILLAINY.
A Deliberate Crime Fully KMithlinhcil by
The tool house at Barclay, three miles
west of the scene of the accident, was
broken open Tuesday night and a numliex
of tools removed. Several empty whisky
bottles were found in a pool of water near
the scene of the wreck. Several pas-engers
say that they saw a number of men run for
the brush near by immediately after the
disaster. Two friight trains pulled into
Osage it y only ten minutes liefore the pas-
seiiuer train was due. so it is known that
the work of the miscreants was done im
mediately before the arrival of the train.
Officers are now scouring the country lu
search of the wreckers.
Further Fact Showing Iiabolini.
There is no doubt that the work was de
liheratly planned. Besides the facts given
above it was noted that the fish plates and
spikes had lieen removed from ten ties sup-
portinga rail on the north side of the track.
Near the little stream crossed by the bridge
were found a wrench, hammer and claw
Imr, stolen Tuesday night from the tool-
house at Barclay. In the soft earth were
the footprints of three men and in a grass
plot, were to be seen where three men had
lain. Footprints led from this latter point
to the railway tracks.
A liich llooty on Hoard.
Besides the box containing the $1,000,000
of tle Mexican railroad there were on the
train three combination safes containing
money ami bonds. General Superintendent
Xickerson has offered a reward of 1.000
for the arrest and conviction of each of the
wreckers, and vigorous steps will lie taken
to apprehend them. This is the third
wreck that has occurred on the Santa Fe
road in the vicinity of Osage City under
similar circumstances. The first was in
ls4 and the second a few years later. Both
were freight trains and hot h were derai led
by wreckers. The latest reports from the
TojH-ka and Kansas City hospitals say that
the woi.nded are all resting well and that
the injuries of none except those named
is likely to prove fatal.
TWELVE PERSONS CREMATED.
frightful Wreck on the V., Ft. XV. and C,
Near Shreve, O.
Wimistkk. O., Sept. 22. The most fearful
wreck that has occurred on the Fort Wayne
road in years took place one and a half
miles west of Shreve at 3 o'clock yesterday
morning, when train Xo. 8. east-liound, col
lided wi;h the first section of west-liound
freight Xo. ". The charred remains of
tv. -five nrs ms have been taken from the
wreck and it is lielicved that theie are some
other st ill buried. Four of the dead were
railway Mistal clerks, two firemen, three
ladies anil two children and a hrakeman.
All tl:e bodies thus far "taken from the
wreck were burned and charred licyond .nil
recognition. Fire broke out almost in
stantly, burning two mail cars, one smoker,
otw passenger coach and three freight cars.
Half-a-dozen persons were badly injured,
N:t all were able to proceed to their homes.
A List or the Cremated.
The wreck trains were stopped by the
heap of ruins, red hot from the terrible fin?,
und owing to the impossibility of getting
water the wreck hands were able to do but
little to clear up the debris. Passengers
who escaped say the cries of the imprisoned
victims were simply agonizing. Engineers
on both trains jumxed. one having his legs
broken and the other escaping without in
jury. The twelve lKidies taken from the
wrecked train are those of George Smith,
fireman, of Crestline; J. D. Patterson, of
Beaver Falls. Pa.: J. C. Mann, of Chicago;
H. S. Allen, of Columbiana, O.; I). E. Reese,
of Massiilon all railway postal clerks: lire
man and front hrakeman on freight train
names unknown; two ladies and a child,
b Ijevod to bv from Kspyvillc, Pa.; lady and
child, of Alliance. O.
Thcfte Were Comparatively I.ticky.
Seriously injured Passenger Engineer
Burk, of Crestline. (.. leg broken in
jumping; G. Stoker, of Pittsburg, injured
fiboiit head; I). I). Rhodes, of Mahoning,
O.; William, B.ov.-n. of Huntington, Ind.;
M. Armstrong, of Xoblesville, Ind.; .1.
Ernest, of Mill Wile, X. J.; Andrew Brad
ley. Many of the passengers received cuts
and hrutsts. but none serious. William
II. Brown, of Huntington. Ind., a passen
ger slightly injured, was taken to Mas
siilon. O. He said that the front xart of
the trains were thrown t:pou a bank thirty
feet high, and pieces of them over a fence
on top of the bat Ji. The passenger train
was running fifty miles an hour.
Saw Tun Women Crushed to Heath.
J. E. Femlrich. of Mansfield, who was
a passenger on Xo. 8, says he sat in t he
rear jmrt of the day coach next to the
smoker, the coach lieing telescojicd by the
smoker, and that he saw two ladies who sat
in the front part, of the car crushed to death
and afterward burned to a crisp. The front
hrakeman was named Glenn, and he was
killed while smoking a cigar on the fire
man's scat in the engine cab. The fireman's
name was W. Hammond.
Broke Kvery Done in His liody.
LAXCASTEU, Pa., Sept. 22. A collision
occurred on the Mount Joy branch of the
Pennsylvania railroad near Florin at 2:85
o'clock yesterday morning between the
Philadelphia express east-bound and the
Pacific express west-bound, resulting in the
Vath of Fireman William Colwell, aged
33 years, of Philadelphia and the injuring
of several others. Colwell had every bone
in his body broken. Engineer Samuel R.
Tilly jumped down a twenty foot embank
ment and was severely injured in the legs.
Will Wed an Englishman.
Newpokt, R. I., Sept. 22. The engage
ment of Miss Grace Wilson, youngest
daughter of Mr. It. T. Wilson and sister of
Mrs. Ogden Goelet, a great belle in New
York since her debut in society, to the
Hon. Cecil Baring, second son of Lord Rev
elstoke, is announced. Mr. Baring is a
very fashionable man in London. Several
of his family have been raised to the peer
age, the first of whom was Lord Aslibur-tou.
Key-Thumpers on the B., C. R.
and N. Go "Out."
THE OFFICIALS HUSTLING FOE MEN-
Nearly All the Operator, Including Train
DiNpatchers, Join a Strike for an In
crease All Around in Wages Hopes oi
Chief Iiamsay MiMHourl Pacific Tele
graphists Think of Striking Monday
Milwaukee Farmers Call for a Hojcott
The Cincinnati Trouble.
Cedaii R.U'ins, Ta., Sept. 22. A general
strike was declared by the telegraph ojiera
tor at 10 o'clock yesterday morning over
the entire TJ., C. R. and X. system. With
the except ion of two operators on the main
line and Davenport branch the operators
responded to the order by walking out. A
circular issued List rtiyht by the official
Iiaper of the O. R. T. declares the li., C.
R. and X. the common enemy of the order.
Wanted a (General Kaise.
The strike is the outgrowth of a refusal
on the part of Snjierintendent Williams, of
the road, to accede to the demands of the
operators for a general increase along the
line of 10 for each man. Railroad opera
tors along this line are paid from 40 to C5.
For several weeks the parley bas been go
ing on between the company and the tele
graph operators. Overtures of peace have
lieen ineffective. At first the train dis
patchers did not join in the general tle
mand, but, with one exception that of the
chief dispatcher at Cedar Rapids the dis
patchers have joined the strikers.
The .rand Chief on Hand.
The strike involves aliout all of the oper
ators and agents on the line and its system.
Most of the men are memliers of the O. II.
1'. Grand Chief Ramsey, of Vinton, la., is
at the seat of war. Station agents have not
joined the strikers and will keep trains
moving in anticipation of a strike. Suiier
intendent Williams ordered General Agents
Knapp, at DaveniHirt; Kendall, at Burling
ton, and others to secure operators and
Others May Heroine Involved.
Chief Ramsey intimated to an interviewer
that other organizations of railroad em
ployes will eventually become involved in
the strike, it lieing suggested that conduc
tors and engineers might refuse to receive
orders from "scab" operators, in which
event the comxiany might lie forced to ac
cede to the demands of the order, which
the operators claim are reasonable in every
particular and only such as are granted by
other railroad companies. There are now
no indications of other organizations lie
coming involved, but what complications
may arise ln-fore the struggle is over cannot
be foretold at this time.
MISSOURI PACIFIC NEXT.
The Operators on That Line Looking for a
ST. IH IS. Mo., Sept. 22. There seems
very little reason to doubt that the outcome
of the troubles In-tween the Missouri Pa
cific nod its telegraphers will lie a strike.
The ru lit tire will not occur for a few days
yet, and in the interim lioth jiarties are
preparing for a stublioi-n struggle. The
full telegraphers grievance committee is
in St. liui- and is energeticallv tlmtiirh
quietly at work on the plans for the strike
to lie inaugurated next Mondav.
Want a Hoyeott Declared.
Mll.WAl'KKK. Sept. 22. Milwaukee tan
ners, who have lieen on strike since last
January, are trying to induce the American
Federation of lilxir to declare a general
Iwiycott i:i the product of the city tanneries.
President (rompers was here last week.
and. though tit the time a great deal of
secrecy surrounded his movements, the
tanners now sav the proposed bovcott was
the cause of his visit.
Drf.tlicrhood of Firemen.
Cincinnati, Sept. 22. The convention of
the Brotherhood of Firemen has adjourned.
Next meeting will lie held at Harrisbur".
Pa. The committee on federation reported
in favor of ajipointing a lxiard with the
grand master as ex-ofticio chairman to
confer with the several railway emxiloyes
organizations to formulate some plan to
unify the orders. The sum of 200 was
snbscrilH-d to help buy 'Father" I each, a
borne at ?elaiia. .mo.
Furniture Strike at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Sept. 22. The strike of the
Cincinnati furniture workers has assumed
a national character. At a meeting of the
strikers yesterday word was received that
the International union would not author
ize strikes at any other points, but that all
their efforts would lie concentrated in this
city. The Mitchell Furniture is making
an open contest against the unions.
"Iike" McDonald Arrested.
Chicago, Sept. 22. "Mike" McDonalp
was arrested yesterday by order of Mayor
Washbume tin the charge of attempting to
brilie Justice Woodman. He demanded
immediate hearing, but the case was con
tinued at the request of the iirosecution
and "Mike" furnished bail in -2,XI0.
Chicago, Milwaukee and &t. FauL
Milwaukee, Sept. 22. The annual meet
ing of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
Railway company was held in the private
office of President Miller yesterday. All
officers and directors were re-elected. Xo
other husiuess of importance was transacted.
THE VERY LATEST.
The New Commander.
Washington, D. C. 8pt. 22. A.. Q
WeUsert.of Milwaukee, was this morning
chosen by acclamation for commander
in-chief of tbe O. A. B. Comrade Lin
coln, of this city, his most prominent
Washington, D. C, Sept. 22. It is
aid at tbe white bouse this morning
ton Mrs Harrison bad a good night's
rest and is fairly comfortable this
morning. No ill effects from her long
journey from Loon Lake are manifest.
The B C. K. AN. Strike.
Cedau Bapids, Iowa. Sept. 22.
There is no apparent change in tbe
strike of tbe operators on tbe Bur'ings
ton. Cedar Rapids &Nortnern. Tbe op
erators are confident of winning and
claim tbe train service is badly crippled,
while tbe company claim all trains are
runnine regularly. Conductors an" en
gineers will run on card time, but will re
fme to run on orders from scab opera
tors. It is reported tbat there bas been
a wreck near Sibley and tbat three were
killed. It lacks confirmation, however.
"Oon'c Tobacco Mplt Tonr 1,1 fe Away'
la tbe startling, truthful title of a little
book just received, telling all about No
tobac, the wonderful, harmless, economi
cal, guaranteed cure for the lobatco habit
in every form. Tobacco users who want
to quit and can't, by mentioning The
Argus can get tne :-.ook mauea iree. ao.
drees tue Sterling Bemed- Co., box 831,
Indiana Mineral Springs, Ind.
the old-fashioned pill. Too
reckless in its way of doing
business, too. It cleans you
out, but it uses you up, and
your outraged system rises up
against it. JJr. Fierce s Fleas
ant Pellets have a better way.
They do just what is needed
no more. Nothing can be
more thorough nothing is as
mild and gentle. They're the
smallest, cheapest, the easiest
to take. One tiny, sugar
coated granule's a gentle lax
ative three to four are ca
thartic. Sick Headache,
Constipation, Indigestion, Bil
ious Attacks, and all derange
ments of the Liver, Stomach
and Bowels are promptly re
lieved and permanently cured-
urtis Opera House,
Woodptt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WGODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of tte
WEBER, 8TDYVESANT, DECKEK BROS., WHEEL0CK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND ft VOTEY ORGANS.
tzV line 1m of small Mnsical merchandise. We have in oar emDlo; a Ortt-clape Piano Tsrri
PROTECT YOUR EYESJ
MR. H- HIRSCHBERG.
The well-known optician of -w 'tc
(S. E. cor. Tin ami Olive ). St, Loo, hs
arpointedT. H. Thoma? t agent fcr t;
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The caxt-ce are the treatet :uveLUoi
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chasing a pair of these N'on-chanee! e
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100 Nights in Boston.
50 Nights in Chicago
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A Laugh Every Second.
A Roar Every Minute.
Prices 1 1,0!. 75. fiO and 35 certs : seat sale at
Fluke's Monday ep. liith; Tilejhorc No. 20.
B urtis Opera House,
GKEAT BILLOWS OF LAUGHTER,
FRIDAY NIGHT, Seit. 23,
MR. FRANK DANIELS,
AND HIS COMPANY IN
Sow In the sixth year of of Its great success.
Shouts, screams, yells, roars.
Prices $1, 75c. 80c 2Sc. Seats on sale at
Fluke's. Telephone So. 20.
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elaborate special scenery.
Seats on sale at Harper Douse Drug Store O.-t.
SI. Prices, 85c, 50c, and 75c.
Slate Pencils, Ink,
Paper Tablets, Satcbelp,
Strap?, Baskets, Pencil Boxes
U tilers, and everything
necessary for School.
School Supplies at
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Ave.
314 BRADY STREET,
The F'ai.l, and Winter Goo Is are now DAVENPORT,
lu. r r rjir-riib-r we are thawing the largest and most varied
asoitiuent f D mestic and Imported goods in th three
cities. Sails mad- to your measure from $20 to $40; Trou
sers m -de to your measure 5 to $12
Is now ! c::U! at hi new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth. Street.
taf Light hors a sp cialty. Opposite the Old stand.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
The Bee Hive not only
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cloaks and millinery in the
tri-cities, but can and does
offer bargains in each de
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Your self-interest leads
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114 West Second Street. DivcDport.
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