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TI1E AllGTJS, FlUDAY, DEUEMI3EK 30, 15yi2.
Highest of all in Leavening Tower. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
DEATH UPOX THEM.
He Comet Without Warning, for
A LOADED STEEET CAE ETJN DOWN.
Fifty Person on Hoard, and Four of Them
Killed Of the Mounded Several Will
Ile A frightful Dinaater at a Chicago
Grade Crossing Kvident Carelessness
Cannes a Collision with a Fort Wayne
Train Six Men Arrested as Responsible
for the Slaughter List of Casualties.
Chicago, Dire. A Fort Wayne traiu
in the semi-dnrkness of the early hours of
yesterday 2 morning ; diishtsl past the
Forty-seventh street crossing at the rate of
thirty miles an hour and left behind it the
mangled liodies of four dead and a dozen
fearfully injured passengers of a street ear.
FollowiiiK is a list of the victims: The
dead John F.Iaha, of Fiftieth and Ixwmis
street, drawn beneath the wheels of the lo
roruotive and frightfully inangletl; Archi
bald McAndrew. of Forty-seventh and
Wood streets, head crushed and his
body torn and cut; John Roberts, nijjht
superintendent of the T. K. Wells Packing
company, 4--!10 I.:inglry avenue, terribly
mangled; unidentified woman, supposed
to be Minnie Carson a card with that
name being found in her purse died of
internal injuries while being conveyed to
Several Injured Likely to Die.
The injured are: John Briski of 4340 Fif
tieth court, head cut and body crushed, will
probably recover; Ellen Conway, 4445 Dear
born street, suffering from a compound
fracture of the skull and internal injuries,
will probably die; J. J. Costello, 423
Wentworth avenue, right arm broken and
legs and head badly cut, condition very se
rious; George Clark, Forty-sixth and Sher
man streets, cut about face and shoulders
and internal injuries, will probably recov
er; Henry G ruber, 4447 Goodspeed street,
cut about head and legs, injuries serious
but not fatal; Michael Kohn, 435 Ash
land avenue, shoulder dislocated, left leg
broken and hurt internally, re
covery doubtful; Minnie Kudel,
Dcyer street. head cut ami
ipavn me stanon v.itn rare exceptions
each morning at 5:55 o'clock. Yesterday
mori.iug it passed the crossing at 6:10, the
exact moment at which it is due there.
The customary arrival is of course well
kuow n to ail street car men and to the em
ployes of the crossing, yet the gates were
up, no employe was at his post, and no
wart ins ot the train's approach was given.
CCCKRAN WOULD SUIT GROVER
Fulled &lU- Neuutor From New York
Xkw YoitK, Dec. So. The World says a
conference was held Wednesday between
Cleveland and several Democratic leaders
regarlins t'.:e sc-natorsliip. One of the
conferrees was State Senator McClelland.
He said: "1 am mt at liberty to tell you
what passni between the president-elect
and riyself. 1 think 1 in safely say. how
ever, that Mr. Murphy will be opposed in
the aucus. I have no doubt that the
nomination .f Mr. Cockran would be
acreeil.le to Mr. Cleveland. Since the
election Mr. Cockran has Ix-eu on the
warmest terms of friendship with the
presiiietit-elect. He is in perfect touch
with him on the tarilT, silver and other
vital public questions nd would make a
most .idniira!Ie I'nited States senator.
l. Fllery Anderson for lourke.
Am ms those who seemed pleased wi'Ji
the id 'a that Mr. Coc kran be sent to the
senate was K. Kllery Anderson, w ho un
til rec -ntly has lxen recarded aso;x.ed t t
Mr. C K-kran. '! think," said Mr. Ander
son, "that Mr. Cxkran would make a
most admirable I'nited States senator.
While my personal preference naturally
would be for Mr. Com'.ert 1 yield to none
in my admiration for Mr. Coikran's abili
ty." Kichard Croker did not object to lx
ing quoted because, he said, "the people al
ready know what I think of Mr. Murphy.
I cann rt say toofmuch in favor Mr. Murphy,
andliannot speak too highly of him. 1
have a great regard for him.''
Says He Is Not a Candidate.
Cockran came home List night from
Washington. On being asked concerning
a repoi t about his candidacy for the United
States senatorship he said: "I am not a
candid, ite for the office of senator. Nobody
has bet n authorized to use my name i;i
connection with it."
abdomen pierced by steel splinters, recov- j
cij cjkkiciueij uuuuuui; wiiam rteisier,
Forty-ninth street and Ashland avenue,
left leg broken and arms cut and injured
-Internally, may recover; Patrick O'Neill,
W7 Forty-seventh street, leg broken and
side crushed, recovery doubtful; Thomas
Kiordan. Forry-si-cond and State streets,
badly bruised and injured internally, will
recover; Patrick Shanley. Forty-fifth street
and Wentworth avenue, driver of the street
car, collar-bone broken, will recover: Jo
seph Williams, .Wis Union street, cut about
head and shoulders.
Hie Car Crowded with IVojle.
The accident occurred shortly after 6
o'clock. The street car going east on Forty-seventh
street was crowded with half a
hundred laboring men, going to their
work. The passengers were wholly una
ware that a traiu was approaching as the
car started ta cross the railroad track.
There was absolutely no warning. There
was the wild shriek of an engine, a fright
ful crash, as the iron horse tore through
the midst of the ill-fated people, and in an
instant the dead and tortured were strewn
along the frozen ground by the tracks.
The train came to a standstill some dis
tance south of the crossing, and those on
board hastened back to the wrecked street
r, of which scarcely enough remained to
enable the witnesses to distinguish what it
had once been. The neighboring residents
also turned out to the rescue of the
Houses Made Into Hospitals.
The alarm was turned in to the police
itations anywhere within the vicinity and
five police patrol wagons reached the spot
short time later. At firvt everything was
;ou fused. It was still dark, and while the
cries of the wounded could be heard their
bodies were almost invisible. The houses
near the crossing were soon turned into
impromptu hospitals and a n umber of the
unfortunate people were taken to the hos
pitals and to their homes. One man, who
was found still breathing, live long enough
Duly to be carried to a neighboring house.
Before one of the injured bad reached Mercy
hospital death came and the destination of
the wagon was changed to the
morgue. Most of the bodies were found in
the debris of the Btreet car, but after the
search had beeu thought complete, it was
found that two men had been dragged
Beveral hundred feet by the engine, under
the tender of which they still remained.
SOMEBODY'S CRIMINAL BLUNDER.
The Authorities Hava 81 Men Fuder
Six persons were placed under arrest.
They were Patrick Shanley and Bernard
O'Connor, driver and conductor respective
ly of the street car; Kngineer Kosscup and
Fireman Meager, of the construction train;
the gateman, John Allbright, and the
towerman, Peter Schwartz. To all of these
tome suspicion of carelessness is attached.
The gateman was last January indicted
for alleged carelessnes in connection with
a fatal accident at his crossing. In the
present instance neither the gateman nor
the towerman was at his post, both being
in a warm shunt y near the tracks, leaving
the gates up and exposing any street car or
pedestrian to approaching trains.
Accused by Their Own Tongues.
This fact was established by their own
statement. The street car men ap
pear to have been equally careless. Either
the driver drove upon the track without
receiving any signal from the conductor,
who had gone in front, or the conductor
gave that signal without first having sat
isfied himself that the track was clear. The
fireman and engineer of the construction
train are also at varinnc in their state
ments. There seems to be no doubt in the
minds of any one that it was due to the
most gross carelessness in some quarter.
The Train Was Fxactly on Time.
The construction train was one which
NEWS WAS VERY SCARCE
And S ime Sort of Sensation Was a l.ons
MIL avkee, Dec. SJ. The -firebug"
theory s regard to the remarkable succes
sion of lisahtrous fires in Milwaukee dur
ing the last two months has it-en exploded
by the developments of the lav. twotweiity
fourj hi urs. Instead of an inflow of evi
dence ia support of the lielief that a i;a:ig
of incer diaries is at work in the city there
has bee:i a volume of testimony that points
to carel rssness as the cause of a ma jority
of the fires. Numerous instances have
been reported of narrow escapes throi.rh
defecthe furnace flue and from lire:- u-e.l
to thaw out frozen water pi;s.
And Now the llonili Is "l.nsted."
lint t ie nnkindest cut of all to the sen
sationalists who have been wending out
these false alarms is the explosion of the
bomb ( ' I that s t lire to the street rail w: y
plant. There was nothing inside the
"bomb" except wind and wild romance.
The fire was caused bv an overheated car
tove. NoIkkIv heard a lnib explode ex
cept the several hundred gentlemen who
met yes.erday to consider the matter and
who we:e told the foregoing facts by H. C.
Payne, vice president of the street railway
DISCUSSED RAILWAY FEDERATION.
Doings of the Meeting ol the ISrotlierhood
Off.riuls at Cedar Itapids.
CEDAI: liAPIDS, la., Dec. 31. At the
meeting of officers of the different railway
brotherl ood-s yesterday the following were
present: S. E. AVilkinson, W. A. Sheahan
and P. J I. Morrisey, Brotherhood of Rail
way Tn Jnmen: John K. Wilson and John
Downey, Switchmen's association: E. i.
Clark ai d V.". P. Daniels, Order of Ra;l
way Cot ductors; D. G. Ramsey and A. D.
Thursto i, Order of RailwayiTelegraphers.
and Grind Master Sargeant, Brotherhood
What the Meeting Did.
The meeting was secret, but the follow
ing is gi .'en out as the day's proceedings:
The meeting selected a committee of one
from each body represented, which is to
consider two plans of federation and
recommend one to the meeting. The two
plaus an- the general federation and the
system federation, the latter binding to
gether o:ily the organizations on one sys
tem of r lilways. Of couse general federa
tion means the binding together of all the
train men in the country.
I aved with Human Skulls.
SAX ANTONIO, Tex., Dec. 30. A dispatch
from Ct rrizo Springs, Dimmil county,
says that twenty-five miles south of that
place, neir the Enciual road, has been dis
covered an oval-topped mound covered
with petrified human skulls. The mound
is about 100 feet in height, circular in form
and joined on one side to a short range of
hills of about the same height. On the
summit i.nd for some distance down the
sloping Me it is covered with what ap
pears to l smooth, spherical bones, which
upon clote inspection prove to be petrified
human skulls distorted into grotesque
Eight Men Have a Narrow escape.
Hazletov, Pa., Dec. 30. An explosion
occurred at Milnesville Thursday by which
eight men narrowly escaped instant death.
As it is, three of them James Jamison,
Abra Kolokoski and Monroe Fritzinger.
are dangt rously wounded, and the oth.r
five less seriously hurt. The latter are
Italians and Hungarians, and their names
could not be learned.
1 he Vnibria Ia All Right.
New Y JKK. Dec 30. The Umbria has
been spoken. The steamer Galileo has ai
rived here and reports that sLe spoke
the Umbria Dec 25. The Umbria
was laying to and riding easily, although
there was a tremendous sea. She needed
no assistance, and was apparently mend
ing some )t her machinery.
HIS FATAL WRATH.
A Wealthy Farmer's Deadly
Blow in Anger.
IT STRETCHES EI8 WIFE A CORPSE.
The Sequel to a Long Series of Quarrel
Makes Peter Sntter an I'xoriride The
Wife-Slayer Thinks or Suicide, Hut Fail
In Nerve to Ho the IHed Strangling a
Feature of the Crime, But One Sntter
Cannot Explain Story of Domestic In
felicity. Des Moines, Ia., Dec. 30. Peter Sut
ter, one of the oldest and best known cit
izens of Polk county, and worth in the
neighborhood of 100,000, murdered big
wife at their boarding place in this city,
where they resided, yesterday. He struck
her on the head with a hammer and she
died almost instantly. Sutter gave him
self up to the police. His story is that
three years ago his late wife was his house
keeper, but did not stay long as she wanted
hicher wages thau he cared to pay. Her
name was Theresa Squeres. They sepa
rated, but a friendship had grown up be
tween them which ripened into marriagu
about a year ago. Hie represented heiself
as a widow, but Sutter says that she had a
huslwnd living in Ohio.
Wantril to I. li t. I:,
Previous to the marriage she agreed to i
live oiulris farm, but after the ceiemoi.y
she positively refused to leave Des Mi i: -s
and insisted that a man ..!' his wealth cot. Id
afford to keep her at Hk' Savoy house, or
at least in elegant style in the loiilir.ee
jwrtion of the city. He humored this whim
and they took up their comfortable ;u ir
ters in University place. But even this
did not satisfy his bride. They ejuarreh d
almost constantly. Their dis-ireements
at first were always smoothed over, but
during the past six months hardlv a day
passed that they did not have trouble.
Story of the Fatal Quarrel.
Their disagreement yesterday culminated
in a hot, wordy war, Mrs. Sutter declar
ing that unless he gave her ?.0(O in cash
she would make him a pauper and ruin
his children. She made other threats
which Sutter could not remember distinct
ly, and while she was cursing him he
claims he picked up something and struck
her on the head. He does not know what
he hit her with and is unable to tell just
how it occurred. . Her reference to his chil
dren, he says, made him so angry that he
could not control his temper and, picking
up something handy, he struck her. She
tottered and fell, and blood flow ing from
the wound in her head brought him to his
Hadn't Courage to Commit Suicide.
He bent over her. saw that she was dead,
and then realized the enormity of his
ghastly crime. He placed a revolver to his
head, intending to add suicide to the mur
der, but his courage failed him. Mr. Sut
ter is known throughout the city and coun
try by all the earlier residents, and he has
always been looked upon as a good citizen,
a conscientious Christian, and a man of good
habits. Mrs, Sutter, the murdered woman,
was 47 years old, prepossessing in appear
ance and had always borne a good reputat ion.
She had evidently been changing her 'dress
logo out when the murder took place, lw
ing attired only in her underclothing and an
outer skirt, and was in the act of Listening
her corset when the fatal Jblow was struck.
A Fart He Couldn't Fxplain.
One feature of the murder that Sutter
does not explain is the fact that a towel
was tied tightly around his wife's neck,
the ends being knotted together at the
back of the head. How th;s towel "' T.
there is a mystery. Sutter claims that he
did not tie it there, and it would have been
impossible for the murdertvl woman to
have secured it so tiuhtly around her neck
after she had received her death blow.
Sutter suid to the police that he had no
desire to live and dia not care how soon he
was punished for the crime. Said he: "1
had no intention of killing hr, and had uo
idea of stri' ing her. She goaded me to
desperation and I lost my temper, struck
her. and that is the only explanation I can
give oi the allair." There is some doubt ef
his sanity. :
NEW POINT FOR REPUBLICANS.
Claim That Two Wyoming Democrat
Were Not Legally Nominated.
Cheyenne, Wy., Dec. 30. In the Wy
oming leg:slative cases before the supreme
court the court ruled yesterday that the
contestants, S. li. Bennett and Harry Chap
man, were not entitled to relief from the
court in their application for a writ of
mandamus against the state canvassing
board if their nominations had not been
regularly made, and that their regularity
must be established before a writ could be
granted. In the case of Harry A. Chap
man the claim of the Republicans of in
eligibility on the grounds of non-citizenship
The Chief Justice Dissents.
The opinion of the court in the matter
of regularity of nominations was not unan
mous, Chief Justice Groesbeck dissenting
from the two other members. Leave was
given the plaintiffs to file a reply to the
decision. TKe reply will argue that the
nominations were made and certified to in
accordance w ith the Wyoming statutes, fcj
The Omaha Poisoning Case.
Omaha, Dec. 30. A warrant has been
issued for Joe Williams, colored, on the
charge of murder and the police are look
ing for him. Williams is accused of poi
soning the family of William Ewing, an
expressman. One child died Wednesday.
Ewing and his wife were seriously ill all
day, but are better now and will probably
recover. The physicians cannot tell what
drug was used.
Decapitated Their Victim.
Cairo, 111., Dec. :). Annie Clark, col
ored, was found in an unused stable near
the Union station yestenlay with her head
nearly severed from the body. It is sup
posed that she was enticed there by some
one who, after assaulting her, killed her.
Several negro men who were seen with her
during Wednesday are being held to await
The Funds Have Disappeared.
New York. Dec. 30. A committee of six
directors of the Union Life Insurance com
pany have through their counsel requested
the state insurance department to bring
suit for the appointment of a receiver for
the company.- The committee in their
complaint declare that the funds of the
company have disappeared, and in some
cases have been m issued.
The Aurora Publie Building.
Washington, Dec 30. Bids were opened
yesterday at the treasury department for
the excavation and foundation of the pub
lic building at Aurora, Ills. Mall & Doan,
cf Aurora, were the lowest bidders at
The Populist party leaders, Taubeneck,
Turner, and Rankin, have issued an ad
dress urging their partisan friends in legis
latures not to fuse, but "make a square
stand-up fight for principles."
Amos II. Hosmer and E W. Rouse,
grand officers of the Iron Hall, have been
arrested at Baltimore on instructions from
Dr. Ralph Butterfield, of Kansas City,
left his whole estate, $185,000, to Dartmouth
college, his Alma Mater. "Dr." Butterfield
was an old miser who kept a second-hand
book shop, and who had no friends and
Samuel Evans killed hinselfat White
Haven, Pa., because his landlord dunned
him for board.
A new telephone line 400 miles long,
from Spokane, Wash., to Portland, Or.,
w ill be completed early next summer at a
cost of over $100,000.
Frozen water pipes caused an explosion
in Hutchinson's Carpet Cleaning works at
Philadelphia. Foreman J. O. Cox was
probably fafally and Clarence Shaw seri
The differences between the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad officials and the Broth
erhood of Trainmen have been settled by
the signing of a wage scale which makes
an average increase of from 8 to 18 cents
Obituary: At San Francisco, LoringPiek
ering, proprietor of The Morning Call.aged
v. . x- , . .... . . .
cs.'. .vi .ew lors, jroiessor l-.lbndge C.
Allen, formerly principal of the Waukegan
(Ills.) academy, aged 71; Richard Burleigh
Kimball, author of numerous books of
travel, aged 70.
Merwin Marie Snell, private secretary to
Bishop Kea..e, of the Roman Catholic uni
versity at Washington, has withdrawn
from the church. lie was recently
married and has a leaning toward theo
sophy. United States Minister to England
Robert T. Lincoln has sailed for Loudon
from New York.
The aggregate resources and liabilities of
the MS buihiiug associations in Illinois is
?Vi,;!l.'!,,J7ti. On Nov. Ai there wen
XVi shares of stock in force, UJ9.243 of which
were issued during the year.
Thexecutive committee of Lane Semi
nary have requested Professor Henry Pre
served Smith to retain his position at the
seminary, and declare that they have per
fect confidence of his teaching.
Commodore William M. Folger, chief of
the ordnance bureau, has arrived in Pitts
burg for the purpose of inspecting the
armor plate department of the Carnegie
plant at Homestead.
W. H. Slee p has been chosen president of
the village of Waukesha.
The Fairfax (Minn.) bank has closed its
doors and the officers have disappeared.
Mayor Noonan. of St. Ixiis, declines to
accept the resignation of City Treasurer
Foerstel, holding that the latter's retire
ment in the face of the pending trial would
Murdered and Her Itody Darned.
Sacramento. Cal., Dec. 30. The railway
station at Brighton, five miles east of here,
was discovered burning early Wednesday
morning. The building was soon destroyed
and the remains of Miss E. A. Ayers, tele
graph operator and railway agent, v ere
found burned almost to a crisp in the ru
ins. It was evidently a case of murder
and arson. Miss Avers was reported to
have considerable money.
Went Insane from the Shock.
Wichita, Kan., Dec. 30. Three miles
north of" Leon Thomas Griffith left his
tbrt?e children at home while he went to
town. On his return he found only the
burning embers of his house and the
charred remains of his children. He is in
sane from the r-hock caused bv the trag
Scrofuli, whether hereditary or ac
quired, is thoroughly expelled from the
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