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Rock: Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XLI KO. 306
RCCK ISLAND. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 189S.
Slngl Copies 5 Oaata
Per Week IBM Cents
Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits" for chil
dren a genuine cellar-door slider.
Age 5 to 11,
The Greatest Line in Town.
Details of the Crash on
TWELVE SOULS SENT TO ETERNITY
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Come and look.
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Grand Cloak Opening Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 12, 13 and 14.
On the above days a salesman from one of the largest and best manu
facturers of Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks will show a complete line in our
cloak department. Samples shown will be delivered at once, or special
orders can be taken and deliverv made within a week or ten days. We
say this will be a golden opportunity to secure the very newest and ex
clusive in styles, and it will be believed when the two hundred styles are
seen in addition to the immense assortment we now have in stock
PRICES -.villbe down where no merchant can aiford to sell cheaper.
HIT. W gi arantee a first class fit on all orders.
STYLES. Besides making a great many medium priced garments
these manuticturers make a line of fine novelties, which for workman
ship and originality of designs are hard to surpass. Goods will be gladly
shown wheher you intend purchasing or not. You are cordially invited
to attend. Plan to be present at least on one of the three days," Thurs
Pridav or Sturday.
lUs 'O()l)S-200 suits of colorcl ilr, ss unls
a larj.'c v;ir:ty of styles ami weave'!-, in all
-iiC icaliu;; slides', will jc placed on li today
Ql -."ml: y), Oe and closed out at 2 98 each.
rcv.-Uiilinir Hinps, trininiiugs, and furnishings.
v.-c t!i ni diplayed in our oast window. Kc-
raemlier $2.9 buys every tiling that is rrctsary
'-t the dresn
Uw A YAK We are showing a beautiful
p'.ain r ,,th, 11-wool. 36 inehes wide, in a full
ran...- , fojshades.
AT Ov. ! 19, r $1.25 a yard you can almost have
your iii k ofall the choice things in i ur dress
'I- lii'parncnt, with few exceptions, includ-
: "-In: nine popular weaves in 40 to 51 inch
a vaitu-ou would hardlv believe it tmssi-
wc t? selling a 50 inch liop-s; eking in
''in-, reen.Jiown and black that is icrtainlv
r' lin kable tr durability and beauty. It would
"" j i-t the ting to wear at the World s Fair.
COMFORTS AND 15LAXKETS We are over
strung in this department, prices in either line
ranging from 50c to ll'. Notice a few below
that will give you some idea of how little it
will cost to keep yourself and family warm this
For 98c a wool tilled comfortable, size 65x72. large;
For $1.35. a satin covered cotton tilled comfort,
" size 65x75.
For 1.75, a comfort covered with serge cloth an
cotton HUM. size G575.
IMaukets for $1.8U Size 12-1. color gray with
daintv borders and a very soft quality. It
would be cheap at ?2.''5.
Hlankets, white, for $5. It is our purpose to give
our customers the very best 5 blanket in the
country, excepting no one. It will greatly be
to vour interest to examine this leader.
HAIRED, PUKSEL & VOIMAUR,
Five Others Perhaps Fs tally Hur. and
; Fifteen More Who arc Severe
THE REAR END COLLISION AGAIN.
"Twenty Minutes for Breakfast, but Only
a Moment tn Which to Die" A Disaster
That Is Only Explained hy the Lack or
Perfection in Human Ingenuity Wom
en's Names Make I'p Most of the Death
Hull Statement of the General Superin
tendent Facts and Incidents.
Jackson, Mich., Oct. 14. The second
greatest accident in the history of the.
Michigan Central railway occurred here
within 100 yards of the place whore al
most fourteen years ago to a day the Pa
cific ex-irebs crashed iuto a freight engine
in Oct., 1ST9, and eighteen people were
killed. The disaster has so far a record of
twelve dead, five probably fatally in
jured and fifteen others more or less hurt.
At 8:41 o'clock in the morning an excur
sion train originating at Owego, X. Y.,
which had been turned over by the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western to the
Mich.gati Central at Buffalo, was stand
ing on the track at Jackson station, when
a second special, also laden w ith excur
sionists from the east, crashed into it from
the rear and telescoped the thru last cars
of the Owigo special.
SrTerul Hundred Saw the Crash.
Many of tlie pas-engers of this latter
train had been out to breakfast; some had
returned and were in the coaches; others
were cu the piatloriu. lheir tram was
about ready to puii out when the second
special came into the yards and in sight of
the station under check. When within a
few hundred feet o' the Handing train
Engineer William Whelan. of the second
special, put om the brake, but found to
hisaiaria that ther did not work. The
speed of the train did not dim.nish.aud
reversing his engine Engineer Whelan
and his fireman, Joseph P. Kimblic
jumped from the locomotive. The train
kept on and in full view of the several
hundred peop.e in and about the station
dashed iuto the rear coach of the first
train, passing nearly to the other end
'oue Kscaped in Three Cars.
There were eight cars in the train, all New
York Centra; cars except one which was
put in at a station on the Canada Southern
division to replace one disao.ed The cars
are much lighter than those on the Michi
Central, ana the seventh at.a sixth cars
from the Erst engine were completely
telescoped, the one being fitted mto the
other snugly. The fifth car was over
turned, and throwu across a' side track
about fifty feet east of the station. The
Michigan Central car was next, and it was
badly smashed n !'"th ends, the plat-
rormb being carried .iway ami the windows
all smashed. The pussetigi-M ou this car
were few and :,oue of then: wn-i siiiousiy
Injured. I; "a- in ti.e . x r : : . M-veuth and
e g'Jti: ca: wi.ere II. e slaughter took place
arid not a r.i.-'ie oec.-.!:.ii.t . f either o
right nana, me man ft ternoiy crusnea
about the bead and face, but the features
are discernible. They have not a scrap
to identify them, but some of the passen
gers say that they believe their names
were Buck, and that they were husband
Injured: Mrs. G. W. Graham, New York,
and Mrs. J. A. Burlingame, East Spring
field, Otsego county, X. Y.. injuries not
known; Mrs. Allie Harris, Canton. Pa., in
jured internally, recovery ..doubtful; Mrs.
Mary Wakefield," Elmira. X. V'., fa'ce cut
badly, severely bruised; Miss J. M. Ander
son, Marsh Run, Cuyahoga, county, Pa.,
badly cut about head and face: Miss
Blanche Beardslee, Canton, Pa., badly cut.
leg huit, and skull fractured; Mrs. Alfred
Searles, Elmira, injured internally; Mrs.
C . Fay, Elmira, badly bruised
an! scratched; Mr. W. K. Hum
phtiy, Chenango Lake, N. Y., left arm
broken twice and right hand cut; Miss
Maud Benedict, Canton, Pa., injured about
back and internally, probably fatallv;
Miss Kate llealey, Morris Hun. Pa.,
bruises on body; Johanna Healey, badly,
right arm crushed and both legs broken,
recovery doubtful; Mrs. T. Donovan, Mor
ris Kun, Pa., chest bruised and hip in
jured; Mrs. A. Herrington, Elmira, X. Y., 1
leg fractured and otberw ise bruised, ankle I
and leg broken and injured internally
At tue morgue mm uinpuni mere were
awful scenes. A stalwart, bronzed farmer
sat beside the body of his young wife. Her
head was gone. In his strength be said
not a word, but his frame trembled with a
depth of grief that was almost insanity.
The city hospital was the scene of terri
ble Buffering. Here Dr. Gibson and a
corps of assistants are ia charge. A aad
case was that of Johanna Healey. She
lay ou a stretcher ha one of the lower
rooms, shrieking in the most agonizing
manner. Both legs were broken near the
ankle, and her right arm broken above the
elbow and she was terribly injured about
In spite of all this the physicians worked
so efficiently that at a late hour at night
all the injured were reported resting easy,
with no prospect of death in the cases of
any of them.
Lateh. The man and woman classed U
unknown have been identified as Mr. and
Mrs. Giimore, Morris Kun, Pa.
Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices.
tlioe u; j-ear-. to have efc.'.jied death
Dead, Iiu. and Mangled in the Debris.
ilie scene that tidl.iwe.; tnecoli'.sion was
horribic in the extreme. In a moment the
airwns fi.ied wit h the shi icks of the dying,
and dead :id niHiigled bodies could be
seen in the debris. The people on the
platform and imm the surrounding streets
ruBbed in every direction to give what help
could be effected. Physicians were on the
scene almost instantly, and the work of
removing the dead and injured was facili
tated by impressing carriages and hearses
into immediate service. Jackson being a
division stmion oc the line a wrecking
train was speedily at hand. The dead
were conveyed to the local undertaking
rooms and the injured to hotels and to the
city hospital, w here the division surgeon
r the road, Dr. Gibson, and two priests,
Fathers Muil.u:y and Bu:se, took charge
of the work of attending to the hurt.
I'athetir Incidents of the Honor.
Wtiile the bodies were being taken out
from under the debris there were heart
rending scenes. George Starr, af Elmira,
N. Y.; Darwin Z. Gibbs, of Wheeler. X. Y.,
and Lloyd Woodbury, of Bath, X. Y., had
left their wives sitting together in the
coach while they stepped out to 6inoke
during the stop. The three women were
killed. Mr. Woouuurys father, James
Woodbury, who had been out on the track,
the moment he appreciated teat the in
coming train was on the same track as
the Owcgo special, jumped op the
platform to warn the women to jump.
He had uot time to warn them before he
was ground up in the debris and killed.
In the undertaking rooms lay the body of
a 2-year-old baby for hours unidentified.
It was finally located as the child of Mrs.
Anson Harrington, of Elmira, X. Y., who
lay two miles away with injuries from
which she may die. There were scores of
other cases where traveling companions
and relatives were separated and some
killed or injured seriously.
NAMES OF TEN OF THE DEAD
MUST HAVE MORE SAIL AREA
' , .1 .. . .i
Miss Sarah A. Keeler. HamraondsDort. N. "fe"" ucuiuuuni, "
v w v, ..i. ;;. ,f',ra,!.. 1 has "got through the hair" or
Mrs. Herbert Garuner, Horseheads, x! ?es,Kue!, ?l fl,tlson. .he ,
v h..,H,i.Rni,. v.iIi. .rainnn bad made the alkyne s sail pi
seriously bruised: William Phillips, of
Saginaw, hurt internally; L. B. Ains-
worth. of Elmira, X. Y., leg hurt; John
Beardslee, of Canton, Pa., crushed about
the body; Mrs. C. W. Fay, of Elmira, and
Laura Fay, her daughter, cut about the
head; Engineer Whalen, of the collidir.g
train, one leg broken. The rest of the in
jured have comparatively slight wounds.
FACTS AND COINCIDENCES.
Kcinatkable Features of the Tragedy
'Twenty minutes for breakfast, but only
a moment ;n which to die, was the hor
ribly significant statement of Lloyd Wood-
burv. He stted to the L'nited Press that
he stood or. the step of one of the wrecked '
coaches smoking a cigar with a compan
ion. He looked back and saw the second
section a; pronching. He tupposed, of
cour-e, thiit it would turn eff on one of the
switches, iut as it neared his section he
realiz.-d the terrible situation. Xot less
iuipreive are the facts relating to the dis
aster showing as they do how terribly true
it is that accidents will happen, in spite
of human ingenuity and precautions, be
cause, after all, it is only "human."
The following statement is made to the
United Press by General Superintendent
Robert Millei. "It is utterly impossible
for me to understand how it happened.
The more news I get the more mystified I
am. Fow, for instance, here is the state
ment of the superintendent to the effect
that the engineer tried his brakes at Jack
sen Junction. That is in accordance with
rule 77 of our regulations governing the
running of trains. Jackson Junction is
only a m:!e from the station, and he there
fore must have found his brakes all right
only a few minutes before the accideilt.
According to this same report, and it is
supported to some extent, he found out
that his brakes would not hold when within
a quarter of a mile of the train lie smashed.
"He at once reversed his engine and noti
fied the con Juctor by whistle that his air
was uot working. The conductor then
tried the air on the train, and neither was
any grt)(i. I presume the conductor then
mailt' an ilTurt. to use the hand brakes,
but possibly before anything could be
done the crash came. Xow, here is the
odd thing. If the air wa.- all right at the
Junction I cannot understand what could
have happened to the pumps. It is some
thing unheard of for the pumps to give
cut in this manner; but supposing the air
by some manner could have been cut off
between the train and engine.then the con
ductor's brakes would have worked
automatically; but according to the re
ports the conductor was as helpless as the
"In the midst of the greatest passenger
traffic in the history of the Michigan Cen
tral the accident comes. That possibly
makes natural your question as to whether
or not the men have been overworked.
They have not been. We will not permit
that. If a man says that he is too tired to
work we will uot permit him to go out.
We have no need of overworking our men.
While the passenger business has been
very heavy, the freight traffic has been
light and we have had plenty of men
Tbey have been busy, but cot worked
down. The train dispatcher was not run
ningthe sections of the train too close for
The heavy passenger traffic incident to
the World's fair cauted the railway offi
cials to take extra precautions. Recently
an order was sent out iorblilding any
train from leaving a station until the
train re 'eding it had been reported from
the uixt station ahead. This terribie
wreck a the second one of consequence to
occur ou the Michigan Central for a peri
od of fourteen years, the anniversary of
that awful affair occurring Tuesday last.
It is a singular circumstance that these
horrible wrecks occurred In the yards in
Jackson in the same month and on the
same day of the week, Friday. On Oct.
10, lh,, the westbound Pacifio express
crashed into a switch engine, killing
eighteen people and injuring thirty-five
8USINESS WAS PARALYZED.
It It no Vae of Englishmen
After That America Cup.
Xkw York, Oct. 14. The futility of
sending a boat after the America cup that
carries 1,000 square feet less sail than the
one that defends the trophy has been
last this fajt
The whole question between the types of
yachts depends on whether a cntter of the
100-foot size can be built that will carry as
much sail as a sloop of the same class.
This looks to have been demonstrated in
yesterday's race in which the Vigilant beat
the Valkyrie in a 30-mile gale, noing over
the home line 2 minutes and 13 seconds
ahead of the British boat, though the lat
ter started from the ouer mark two min
utes behind her, the Valkyrie having beat
en the Vigilant in the windward work.
But in the run home lfire the wind the
Vigilant's extra pread of canva got in
its work and the cup stays on this side.
The allowance to the Valkyrie reduced the
time she was beaten to 40 seconds.
FOUR BOYS BURNED TO DEATH,
And Not a Trace of Their Itodies Fonnd
Alleged Inrendiarisni .
Misot, X. D., Oct. 14 The house of
George Kosmaski, living six miles east of
here, was burned and four sons, aged 15,
32, 10 and 8 were cremated. The boys were
sleeping up stairs. Two men were occu
pying the same room, both of whom
caped. The father endeavored to take of
boy out of the window, but frantic wito
pain he drew back and perished. The
fire is reported as of incendiary origin.
No trace of the bodies is to be found.
Two I'nidentified, Apparently Man and
Wife The Wounded Victims.
The officers of the road give out the fol
lowing list of the killed and injured)
Kilied Mrs Charles Starr, Elmira, X. ;
Miss Maggie McMaster, Penn Yan, X. Y.:
Miss Harriet Breeze, Pine City, X. Y.;
George Hoffman, Saranac, X. Y; Mrs. J.
A. Beardslee, East Canton, Pa.; Mrs. J.
H. Keeler, Hammondsport, X. Y.; Mrs.
Lloyd Woodbury. Bath, X. ; Mrs. D. J.
Gibbs, Wheeler, X. Y'.; infant child of
Mrs. Anson Harrison, Elmira X. Y.; Jas.
Woodbuty. Bath, X. Y.
Two have not yet been identified. Of
these one is a uara-sainncu man with a
flowing gray beard, about 60 years of age.
There are no means of ident ifying bitn.
The ether is a woman of 35. with dark
pair and sallow complexion, having seme
show of beard on her upper lip; wears a
wedding riug on t lie fourth finger of the
Jacksoon Too Kleited to Wprk Freaehlof
that Was Inopportune.
The scene in the city and about the sta
tion after the wreck was indescribable.
Business was at a standstill all day, the
leading houses closing, while knots of
men and women stood on the street cor
ners and talked about the dreadful event.
Until noon the streets in the neighbor
hood of the station were filled with car
riages and ambulances, undertakers'
wagons and physicians vehicles, while
doctors ran to and fro about the scene
with Instrument cases, and priests and
ministers were at hand to minister to the
suffering and the dying.
Amid it all, a group of Salvation Armv
girls etood on a pile of debris aud preached
and 6aug from the awful text before them
of the world to come. Their words fell
upon deaf ears. Every one was wild with
excitement, and ran about tryirig to get,
nearer to the piles of wood aud twisiei'
1 iron that were once passenger coaches.
Canadian Roman Catholics will petition
the pope to appoint a papal ablegate for
William Thode, a wealthy money broker
of Baltimore, blew out his brains while
crazed with drink.
Obituary: At Xewport, X. Y.t Vice Pres
ident Andrew C. Bayne, of the JEtna Fire
Insurance company, of Hartford; at St.
Louis, William J. Barnes. .
The American girl who shot herself at
Madrid, and was supposed to be a Miss
Middieton, of Chicago, has also said her
name was Brown and Wilson. There la
hope of her recovery.
The Michigan Central Railroad company
has been assessed $73,bOO by a Detroit jury
for the benefit cf William Lucklin, a 7-yoar-old
boy who had both legs cut off by
a train last April.
Daniel Holstlaw, of Saltm, His., recent
ly had several hundred dollars stolen from
his bouse. His four sons, one of them be
ing D. W. Holstlaw, member of the state
legislature, suspected Fred Smith, the
hired man. They put a rope aroutl
Smith's neck and hoisted him to the limb
of a tree in an endeavor to secure a confes
sion. Smith will sue for damages.
John Suisy, another of those scalded In
the basement of Marshall Field & Co., a&
Chicago, has died, making two victim?.
M. V. Gannon, president of the Irish
Xational League, has resigned. He tbi&ks
the league has outlived its usefulness un
der its constitution and in the condition of
affairs in Ireland.
. Ex Senator Philetus Sawyer made a pay
ment cf 133,000 to the 6tate of WiscpfcsUi
to apply on the judgment of 131,237
against ex-btate treasurer Richard (
ther for interest on deposits. Ex-'
urer McFetridge has paid f!52,(
has $3i2,i:-7 yet to pay. Ex-Treasurer Ha
ehaw has paid ty7,4o7 and still owes ?85,-
The American board cf foreign missions
in its annual meeting at Worcester, Mft83.
adopted resolutions favoring the appoint
ment of the Rev. William H. .XoyeB as
missionary, although he holds to the doc
trine of probation after death.
It is understood that there is now a ship
ment of (4,000,000 gold on the way east
from San Francisco.
A Shawnee lad. who entered the Indian
shool in Virginia as Tommy Wild C, re
mains under the dignified name of Thomas
A large box in Westminster Abbey bear
ing the conspicuous label "Bones of.Major
Andre," was opened by a curious visitor
recently, and found to contain a lot of
Smallpox at Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 14. Four new cases of
smallpox have been discovered by the
health authorities. Joseph Pillon v?as re
moved from 10S3 Van Bureu street. The
others were removed to the pest house
from 923 Van Horn street, where cases
had been previously reported. Mary
Pysch, one of the patients at the pest
At the World's Fair.
Chicago, Oct. 14. The weather frowned
on the World's fair yesterday, and the paid
attendance took another tumble, the total
being 221,607. The attendance for the Week;
will however reach over 2,000,000, as with
yesterday it already aggregated L911,3i3.
There is nothing special for today.
Henry Preserved Smith Beaten.
Cikcixnati, Oct. 14. The Ohio synod of
the Presbyterian church by a vote of 78 to
54 has refused to sustain the appeal of
Professor Henry preserved Smith from
the decision of the presbytery of Cincin
nati which suspended him from the min
istry. . . ..
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