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I VOL,. LIU. NO. 324.
lfi VOTE, 3.15 TO Ui
No Record Wan Made, bat the Nnya
Wrrr About Equally llhidnl Ile
trreen the Two Partie.
Aad f.are the Minority Opportunity
to Go oa Record In Favor of Re
committal of the Bill.
Republican Policy of Protection A
alled by Mr. William A Tilt
with Mr. Payne.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 19. The Cuban rec
iprocity bill was passed by the House to
day, the vote not being recorded, however,
members merely rising in place. The vote
stood 335 to 21. The negative vote was about
equally divided between Republicans and
During the debate Representative Wat
son, of Indiana, made his first bow to the
House as a member of the committee on
ways and means. In a characteristic speech,
pronounced by old leaders to be among the
best delivered in this session on the Cuban
bill, Mr. Watson discussed the tariff, rec
iprocity and national politics. He occupied
the floor for an hour, during which time he
held the attention of the entire membership
and a crowded gallery. Mr. Watson was in
splendid form, and was evidently well pre
pared. Taking up the Cuban bill, he de
clared that American sugar producers
would not be Injured by it in view of the
admitted fact that the price of this article
would not be affected by the reduction in
duties proposed. The Indiana member de
clared that he was a sincere protectionist,
and would not support any measure inim
ical to American industries. He asserted
that there could be no reciprocity in com
petitive products unless, as in the present
instance, the schedule is sufficiently high
to enable Congress to make reductions
without injuriously affecting the home prod
uct. He took an emphatic stand against
a revision of the tariff at this time, taking
up the subject in reply to the clamor tn
the Democrats. "We are prosperous," said
Mr. Watson, "and in times like-these it is ,
dangerous to modify a policy embodying
one of the Republican principles which has
brought about the remarkable progress of
the United States during the past forty
Mr. Watson then taunted the Democrats
for their inability to unite upon any issue
r to agree on any leader to follow In the
next national campaign. He demonstrated
his point by quotations from recent inter
views with prominent Democratic leaders.
Several of the. minority, incensed at the
pointed remarks of the Indiana representa-
Ure, made efforts to Interrupt him, but Mr.
'ataon declined to yield.
At the conclusion of his speech Mr. Wat
son was cordially congratulated, and for
several minutes was kept busy shaking
the hands of the Republicans who crowded
around For the first time In many years
the committee on ways and means embraces
in Its personnel an orator of the first rank,
who Is capable of coping with the most
capable speakers of the minority. The
inion was generally expressed that the
speech of Mr. Watson to-day was one of the
strongest and most forceful that he has
delivered since he entered Congress.
The Democrats, under the leadership of
Mr Williams, sought to the last to secure
amendments to the bill in accordance with
to action of the Democratic caucus, but
wre defeated steadily. Mr. Williams made
the final effort when he tried to have the
bill recommitted to the ways and means
committee with instructions to amend, but
a point of order under the special rule pro
viding for n vote on the bill without inter
vening motion was sustained. Mr. Cannon
received the applause on the Democratic side
when he tntertatned the appeal from his
ruling made by Mr. Williams, the speaker
saying he preferred to err if he erred at all
in giving the House the right to express its
will. The appeal was tabled by 194 to 165 a
strict party vote.
The debate begun Monday was continued
up to within a few minutes of the hour of
4 o'clock, the time appointed to take a vote
n the final passage of the bill. Mr. Wil
liams closed the debate for his side and
made an arraignment of the Republican
policy of protection. Mr. McCall (Rep..
Mass.) made the closing speech on the Re
publican side, others speaking on that side
being Mr. Hepburn, of Iowa, and Mr. Wat
son, of Indiana. Mr Hroossard (Dem.. La.)
opposed the bill and Mr. De Armond (Dem.,
Mo.) supported it. The announcement of
the passage of the bill caused only a slight
Mr. McClellan. mnyor-elect of New York
city, occupied the speaker's chair for a
while to-day 'as chairman of the commit
tee of the whole House.
Mr. Williams, leader of the minority, an-wefing-
a statement on the Republican
side that the Democrats forced the talk
ing on this bill, said he had offered to
have a vote on the minority amendment
and then vote on the bill without debate.
Replying to Mr Watson. Mr. Williams
aid: "Protection is a system of taxation
whereby many are robbed in order that a
few may e hot -housed by legislation
Into artificial prsperitv Mr. Williams
charged that the Republicans did not dare
enter on tariff revision, for fear it would
open the doors to too extended B revision.
The Republicans had a majority In the
House and Semite "ami a very large ma
jority in the Vhite House. " Some of la
pledges of prosperity of the majority were
already collapsing. The people, he said,
were beginning to find that their laws
were keeping in power not only monopo
lies but public cheats. Referring to Mr.
Grosvenor. he said he was a "most ex
uberant prophet. adding that he (Wil
liams) would attempt no prophecies.
Mr Laccy. having called Mr. Williams's
attention to an error in the date of a let
ter quoted, said he did not want the gen
tleman from Mississippi to make a mistake
o tarly in his leadership. "One good thing
about this side if the lead r mattes a mis
take h. will have no followers, but if the
leader of that ( Republican i side makes a
mistake you continue to follow him." said
Mr. Williams. Mr. Williams, in support
ing his contention for an amendment of
the treaty, said It would take only a few
Weks.to secure It.
Mr. Payne answered that it would take
Supjiose it did take months?" sked Mr.
Williams, to which Mr. Payne replied:
"The gentleman Is trying to h.lp the sugar
trust by his amendment."
"Well." responded Mr. Williams. "If I am
the Ird known I am unconscious of It.
laughter 1 Rut I will say the length It
would take will depend upon the care and
Strenuoslty brought Into action at th other
end of the avenue. If you could Just half
way appi "xlmate the celerity that has late
ly actuated this administration In con-
District Attorney Who Will Prosecute
(iikc AgnlnNt Dletrleh.
OMAHA, Nov. 19. Au important develop
ment in connection with the indictment of
Cnited States Senator Dietrich and Post
master Jacob Fisher, of Hastings, was
the sudden summons late to-day of United
States District Attorney Summers to Wash
ington. The summons. It is stated, came
from President Roosevelt and it was in
stantly obeyed. Mr. Summers leaving for
the East over the Chicago & Northwestern
Although a number of reasons have been
advanced for his hasty departure for Wash
ington, nobody at the district attorney a
office would venture to speculate on the
real cause, and Mr. Summers himself de
clined to even discuss the matter before
leaving. Great importance is attached to
his Eastern trip, however, as It is not be
lieved he would not be taken away from his
duties at a time when matters of some mo
ment are pending except It were for very
urgent realms.
A large number of witness came to the
city to-day to testify in the pending post
office investigations before the grand Jury
and these will necessarily remain unheard
until Mr. Summers's return, which cannot
be before early nxt week.
House of Geornre Llddel. In Brlght
nood, Searched and Yalunble Goods
Found-Detectives Talk.
Every day articles stolen from Big Four
fr. ii?ht cars are found dumped into barrels
in alleys and each day new developments
are made, showing how enormous the thefts
have been, not only in Indianapolis, but in
other titles along the line.
Yesterday a quantity of shoes and mack
intoshes were found in a park in Bellefon
taine, O., supposed to have be?n left there
by railroad employes who have become un-
iy over the results of the investigations
now being carried on.
Detectives Holtz and Bray yesterday
searched the house of George Llddel. living
on Depot street, in Brightwood, and found
a brass clock, a very fine silver pitcher, sev
eral bottles of Imported grape juice, some
tailor-made dresses and twenty yards of
Brussels carpet. Llddel has been wanted
for some time by the police, but he suddenly
left home when the first arrests were made
and has not returned. Mrs. Liddel stated
to the detectives that the things had been
brought home by her husband, but she was
under the impression that he had bought
Detectives Holts and Bray say that If
they could work outside of the State they
could obtain a great many more men who
have beta implicated in these wholesale rob
beries, and that they could startle the coun
try by unearthing and bringing to light the
amount of things that have been stolen.
They say that Indianapolis is only where
the smallest portion of the thefts have been
committed and where the least number of
the thieves live. They say that many of
the train crews lived in their cabooses, cook
ing their own meals from eatables that had
been stolen.
All Preparations Made for the Execu
tion, but Horn's Friends Bet Even
Money He Will Not Hung.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 19.-Tom Horn,
the convicted murderer of Willie Nlckell,
and the reputed slayer of half a dozen men.
realising that all hope was gone, prepared
to-night for death. Rev. Mr. Watson, of
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, assisted by a
choir of three, had a service in the cell of
the condemned cattle detective to-night at
which Horn for the first time succumbed
to religious influence. The service was
Horn confessed to-day to the Rev. Ira D.
Williams that he Is guilty of the murder of
Willie Nickell, the crime for which he is
to be hanged. "There is only one thing
which keeps Horn from collapsing and of
fering a full confession of his misdoings,"
continued Rev. Mr. Williams, "and that is
the firm belief which he holds that his
cowboy friends will rescue him. This was
evident to me throughout the whole conver
sation." The authorities here do not anticipate nn
attempt to rescue H.rn to-night, but iu
spite of this they have taken the most ex
traordinary precautions. The outside of the
Jail is heavily guarded by militia. Inside,
the sheriff, his deputies and half a dozen
other Wyoming sheriffs, assembled here for
the execution, stand ready to resist any at
tack. Governor Chatterton to-night denied
the report that he has issued orders to the
militia to shoot Horn in the event of an at
tack on the JalL
Governor Chatterton has received a letter,
written on stationery of the Albany Hotel,
Iu Denver, threatening him with death un
less he commutes the sentence of Horn. The
letter declares, in substance, that if Horn
is permitted to hang. Governor Chatterton
will not be permitted to live twenty-four
hours. The Governor does not regard the
threat seriously.
George Jackson, a wealthy sheepman
from Rawlins, is in Cheyenne and has asked
aid of the authorities in running down a
written threat that he would be killed if
Tom Horn hangs. "I believe I will find
who wrote the letter to me when it is com
pared with those received by the Governor
and some by friends of the condemned
man." said Mr. Jackson.
Bets of 160 and $luo are being made at
even money that Horn will not hang.
Southern t'olleare Professor Who Had
Praised Booker Washington.
RALEIGH. N. C. Nov. 1. Prof. Spen
cer Bassett. occupying the chair of Eng
lish at Trinity College. Durham. N. C. has
tendered his resignation, which will be
acted on next Tuesday night.
The resignation was due, it Is said, to the
fierce criticism of a recent article by lYof.
Hasset t on the negro question, in which
he declared that Boker T. Washington is
the greatest man. excepting Kol tit E. Ie.
born in the South in a hundred years!
Patrons of the college were threatening
to withdraw pupils and Methodist churches
bare been demanding Professor Bassett s
SJM -Pot" Taken bv a Masked Man
H bo Held 1 C ard Players.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Nov. 19.A
masked man entered the rooms of the
Metrop'd club, a gentleman's "card club,
tarly to-day and forced the eight men play
ing cards to stand in line along the u ,.!
wh'.le ne made each man empty his pockets.
il secured StfO und escaped.
Serious Outbreak on Wenttvorth Ave
nue Which Wan Only Quelled by
Drastic Measures.
Stones Hurled by the Rioters When
the Police Drew Revolvers and
Swung Their Clubs.
CHICAGO, Nov. 19. Despite the united
efforts to-day of Mayor Carter H. Har
rison and the aldermanic mediation commit
tee to bring about a peaceable adjustment
of the Chicago City Railway strike there
is little change In the situation to-night.
Some progress was made to-day, but noth
ing definite was accomplished.
A serious riot occurred this evening at
Thirty-eighth street and Wentworth ave
nue which was quelled by the vigorous
work of the police. They were compelled
to churge the mob and use their clubs free
ly. The trouble commenced when a wreck
ing wagon manned by a nonunion crew and
guarded by six special policemen passed
Thirty-seventh street and Wentworth ave
nue. A cfuwd quickly gathered and fol
lowed It. hen Thirty-eighth street was
reached twenty men were around the wagon,
which they were threatening to destroy,
and offering violence to the men. Just in
the nick of time two cars carrying eighteen
regular policemen came up. The crowd
drew back and allowed the wagon to pass.
Soon after the wagon and cars carrying
the officers had left Thirty-eighth street
two cars came up from the opposite direc
tion. As they were crossing Thirty-eighth
street the mob let fly a shower of stones,
demolishing the car windows and causing
four passengers on the first car to flee for
their lives. The mob then swarmed up n
the cars and had begun to beat the Jrain
crews when the two cars with the police
nun and the crew of the wrecking wagon
came hurrying back. The moo. which bad
greatly increased by this time, was m Itn
Ugly temper and refuse 1 to move. 'I he
police drew their revolvers and clubs and
charged at once. The mob used st:us
and epithets while the poli e BW.tnf their
clubs with vigor. There w.is c war.n fight,
which lasted about tw minutes, and then
the mob broke and fled in all directions.
A number of those engaged in the rioting
were arrested.
After an all-day session of the hoard of
directors of the company at which the prpo
sition submitted by the strikers to mayor
Harrison, .dating the terms on which they
would fettle, was considered, a counter
proposition was prepared by the officials
of the company and sent to the mayor to
night. As soon as the document was re
d ived at the City Hall the executive com
mittee of the strikers' union was sent for,
but as only about half the members of the
committee put in au appearance no action
could be taken on the answer of the com
pany until to-morrow morning. Mayor Har
rison said that some slight modifications
had been made by the company's official
in their original answer to the demands
of the men. What these modifications were
the mayor declined to state. "All I can
say," said he. "is that the company's an
swer is not an ultimatum. The proposition
has been submitted to the officials of the
uniou and 1 exptct ome definite results to
When questioned as to the prospects of
a settlement of the strike. Mayor Harri
son said: "Well. I am more hopeful than
I was after our conference last night, when
the outlook was decidedly gloomy. Hoth
sides seem willing to continue negotiations,
'and while there is life there is hope."
President Mahoi,, of the Amalgamated
Street-railway Employes' I'nioii. after read
ing the communication from the officials
of the railroad company. declined to make
any statement, saying that the proposi
tion would have to have the consideration
of the executive committee of the local
union before anything could be made pub
lic. This he said would be done Just as
soon as all the members of the committee
could be communicated with and that he
expected to have a reply to the company's
counter jaTopasltlos by 10 o'clock to-mor-low
Th - bitter feeling on the part of the strik
ers toward "Strike-breaker" Frank 'urry,
who has run the first car out on each line,
found expression to-day In the hanging of
Curry in effigy. The nrst ear to pass the
StOCajnsrdS on the Halsted-street line halt
ed long enough to take the dummy on
board. Farther along oh 11a 1st cad street a
herd of sheep held undisputed right of Way
for a short time, but the police finally
cleared tiie streets. They were about to
arrest the herder, as he aparently got in
the way wdth intent, but as there wer-- DO
expereincod sheep men among the police
men the prisoner was allowed to go with
A warning. .
A novel and annoying trouble for the com
pnny has arisen in the refusal of ash re
movers to work at the street-railway pow
er house. The men are not member of any
union and consist of laborers and team
sters employed by a contractor, who uses
the Company'! dally output of cinders In
sidt walk and other construction work, it
developed that sentiment rather than fear,
th alleged reason for ttuir refusal to work.
wSI responsible tor the men's attitude.
The company produces eighteen cars of
cinders daily, and it is fast piling up about
the plants. Office men are driving wagons
and operating officials are acting as "tow
boys" at the cable barns.
An Italian passenger on a Cotage Grove
avenue cable car created a stampede
among the policemen and passengers by
dropping ,,r the floor what appeared to
excited imagination to resemble a dyna
mite bomb. Everybody tried to get to the
platforms at once and fhe Italian had the
car to himself. He calmly picked itn the
bomb," which proved to be a can filled
with kerosene with a handle made of elec
tric light wire. The passengers mistook
the wire for a fuse.
Alfred Grannis. a broker, forty-three
years old, was attacked and badly beaten
to-day in a fight growing out of a dispute
with two young men as to the street-car
service. His assailants were pursued by
an angry crowd, which was only prevented
from wreaking vengeance upon them by a
policeman, who arrested them.
Following a custom when serious strikes
are In progress, military commanders have
given orders In some instances that mem
bers of the militia be ready for emergency
servioss. A Gale&burg company has re
' . ived specific orders to be ready for any
emergency that may call for Its services.
President Mahon reports a telegram from
San Francisco, pledging $31.(100 in the treas
ury of Division 205 of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Street and Electric-railway
Kir; loves of America to the support of the
strikers. This caused much rejoicing at
the strikers' headquarters.
The demand for a sympathetic strike to
aid the former employes of the Chicago
City Railway Company was refused to-,
night at a meeting of the members of the
union employes on all the lines running
through the northern section of the city.
Instead of taking such summary action
the North Side men decided to give their
striking brethren financial aid, and to this
end $10,000 was voted the strikers. The
rr.onev will be sent to the former employes
Of the Chicago City Railway to-morrow
morning. ,
W ar against the Teamsters I nlon is to
be declared by the employers of Chicago
unless the teamsters' join council recon
siders its action in ordering drivers to re
fuse to make deliveries to the Chicago City
Railway Company. The national officers
of the teamsters are now hastening to Chi
cago in the hope of averting a struggle.
Cornelius Shea, national president of the
teamsters, will reach the city to-morrow.
Albert Young, their national organizer, is
now on his way from Boston.
Woman Who Lost Her Beauty by 111
Health and Wore a Veil to
Hide Her Face.
CHICAGO. Nov. 19. Because her face
had been marred by ill-health, Mrs. Lulu
XV. lirannon has killed herself by the use
of chloroform at the Delprado H tel. '1 his
reason for the suicide dovelooei it the
coroner's inquest to-day. Airs. Brannor.
was the wife of a wealfhy citizoa of Den
ver and up to four years ago. w'icn she
contracted blood-poisoning, she reigned
among the belles of Denver society. She
felt the loss of her beauty drpply ; nd lest
October came to Chicago and p!a?el her
self in the hands of a "beauty doctor."
Even at the hotel her face was covered by
a veil.
Must I always be a veiled worn in? Will
people always stare at my face because it
is ugly, just as they were ore fcttracaf
by my beauty?'' This pla'nt burst lrom
the afflicted woman recently, according to
her maid. On another occasion she said to
an uncle living in Chicago: "Death is
preferable to life in this condition." P.u:
fehe laughed and no more ras thought of
her words.
The verdict of the coroner :i jury was
that Mrs. Brannon com united suicide
while insane. Mr. Brannor arrived to-day
Hem Denver and took, charge o." the body.
Fire at nn Ohio Mine.
CORNING, .. New 19. Fire this after
noon destroyed the tipple Htid all the ad
joining buildings at Min' No. S of the Sun
day Creek Coal Company near Corning. The
tire was communicated to the mine, which
has been sealed up In an effort fee stay the
progress of the flames. No estimate of the
is k i i hy the company's officials, but
it is said that it will be considerably iu ex
cess of $Ü0.UUÜ.
Statement of Operations of the Syndi
cate Made by Judae .nr , of the
Board of Directors.
NEARLY gl ."50,000,000 OF THE STOCK
C ontract to Be Canceled and Xo More
Stock'Chansrd at Present Net
Saving: of $2,000,000.
IxEW YORK, Nov. 19.-Judge E. H. Gary,
chairman o'f the board of directors of the
United States Steel Corporation, gave out a
statement to-day in regard to the syndicate
contract for the conversion of steel pre
ferred stock into second mortgage 5 per
cent, bonds, stating that no further con
version of preferred stock beyond the
amount of $150,000,000, practically the
amount already converted, would be
made, and that the syndicate contract
would be terminated at this figure. Already
$lki,0i50U worth of bonds have been issued
in exchange for stock.
Mr. Gary's statement follows: "At a
meeting of the finance committee of the
Cnited States Steel Corporation, held here
yesterday, it was by unanimous vote de
cided to suggest to Messrs J. P. Morgan &
Co. that the syndicate contract for the con
version of preferred stock into second
mortgage 5 per cent, bonds should be can
celed and terminated beyond the amount
of $150,000.00i, which figure has very nearly
been reached. Messrs J. P. Morgan & Co.
immediately acceded to the request of the
finance committee and no further exchanges
will be made for account of the syndicate
beyond the amount stated.
"The matter now stands as follows: One
hundred and forty-six million three hundred
and eighty-eight thousand five hundred
bonds have already been issued in exchange
for stock received and canceled; $3,611,500
remain to be issued in exchange for pre
ferred stock to be converted by the syndi
cate; $2,tttt,000 bonds sold at par for cash
and paid for in full Oct. 1 and already
issiieu; $10T 'wo bonds sold at par for
Cash, upon which 25 per cent, was paid to
the corporation Oct. 1, and which will be
issued whenever the remaining 75 per cent,
shall be called for and paid, making a
total issue of $170,000,000 outstanding, the
balance of $30,000,000 of bonds available for
Bale for cash will be executed as stipulated
in the Indenture and be placed in the treas
ury of the corporation as an asset. This
will make a total of $Jo0.0o0,000 of bonds
issued. The $5o,ouö,0u0 remaining available
for exchange for preferred stock will be
held subject to the exclusive right of the
corporation itself to deal with from time
to lime as the board of directors may see
"It is not the present intention of the
corporation to make any further conver
sion of preferred stock into bonds."
By converting $15o.000,ouo of 7 per cent,
preierred stock in 5 per cent, bonds the
corporation effects a yearly saving of $3,
OOO.UOO. The statement shows that $20,000,000
of new bonds have been sold which called
for interest charges of $1.000,000 a year, so
thai the net saving In this item is g,gfcggi
I rear. It Is further estimated that if the
corporation should sell the $30,000,000 bonds
now In the treasury, with additional inter
est charges of $1100,000 a year, there would
still be a saving of interest of $500.000.
A leading member of the syndicate said:
"An important factor is that $150.(00.000 of
preferred stock has been taken out of the
market and so placed that, year by year, it
will be entirely wiped out through the ef
fe( t of the sinking fund provisions in the
1 . nial was made by a high official of
the Republic that a new syndicate was to
be formed t" tak. oyer the United States
Steel Corporation's bond operations. The
existing syi licate, it was ad. led by this
authority, will continue until Jt expires by
limitation in July. 1901 This syndicate, it
was explained, has simply released to the
Cnited States Steel Corporation the $150,
HQytM worth of bonds referred to above
for the conversion of preferred stock into
m ond mortgage 5 per cent, bonds.
Woman ho Was Honored by Indlnns
HEW YORK. Nov 1!'. -Mrs. Harriet Max
well Conwrse, known to the Indians as
the "chief of the six Indian Nations." is
dead at her home in this city. Her death
was due to apoplexy. She was the only
w man. it is said, to reo Ive the ''snype
totem1 coat of arms, tht highest in rank
that is known to any of the tribes.
Disastrous Collision Between a West-Bound Big Four
Freight and a Work Train in Illinois.
Impact So Terrific the Noise Was Heard for Miles,
and One of the Boilers Exploded.
Many of the Victims Shockingly Mangled Fifteen Persons
Injured Conductor John W. Judge, of
Indianapolis. Blamed.
PEORIA, 111.. Nov. 19. Thirty-one men
were killed and at least fifteen injured in
a head-end collision between a west-bound
freight and a work train on the Big Four
Railroad between Mackinaw and Tremont
at 2:45 o'clock this afternoon.
Up to the present time the bodies of
twenty-six victims of the wreck have been
taken from the mass of debris, which is
piled thirty feet high on the tracks, while
five remain buried under the huge pile of
broken timber, twisted and distorted iron
and steel. On a bank at the side of the
track lie the bodies of the victims, cut,
bruised and mangled in a horrible manner.
So far only eleven have been identified, the
remaining being unrecognizable even by
those who knew them and are aware of
the fact that they are among the dead.
All the dead and most of the Injured were
members of the work train, the crews on
both engines jumping in time to save their
Identified Dead.
ROBERT KING, aged forty-three, Tre
mont, left widow and three children.
THOMAS TROY, fifty, Tremont, single.
WILLIAM EADS. thirty. Tremont. left
widow and three children.
CHARLES E. MKVKRS. fifty. Blooming
ton, left widow and five children.
GEORGE SMITH, fifty. Bloomington, left
widow and three children.
GEORGE HARMON, thirty-eight. Bloom
ington, left widow and four children.
JOHN DORAN, thirty-three, Blooming
ton, single.
JOHN SMITH, thirty, Bloomington, sin
gle. FRED BACHMAN, twenty-four, Dan
vers, single.
JOHN SHAW, twenty-three, Mackinaw,
STEPHEN CULTER, twenty-eight. Mack
inaw, single.
Twenty unidentified dead bodies, mangled
beyond recognition.
The Injured
JOHN GHELE, fireman, Indianapolis, leg
A. W. MASTINGS, conductor, badly
JACOB REISE, brakeman, Roanoke, right
arm broken.
W. L. HARLAN, brakeman, Indianapolis,
leg broken.
CHARLES GENNIN, roadmaster, leg
CHARLES FORD, Farmer City, ankle
HERBERT WHITE. Roanoke, leg broken.
HARRY WHITE. Woodford Station, arm
broken and bruised.
CHRISTIAN BARRY, Danvers; ankle
GUSTAVE THEBAN, Danvers; right
arm broken.
JOHN DCVANED, Danvers; injured in
ternally; may die.
The collision occurred in a deep cut, at
the beginning of a sharp curve, neither
train being visible to the crew of the
other until they were within fifty feet.
The engineers set the brakes, sounded the
whistles and then leaped from their cabs,
the two trains striking with such force
that the sound was heard for miles
around. A second after the collision the
boiler of the work train engine exploded
Places a Claim of 1O0.O0O Against E.
H Martlndale, of Indiana po lis.
Among: HI Assets.
KANSAS OTT. Nov. 19. T. S. Sothnm,
the Hereford breeder, of Chilllcothe, Mo.,
to-day filed a petition in voluntary bank
ruptcy in the Cnited States District Court
here. He placed his liabilities of 123,318,
assets, $196.265). The assets include a claim
of $100,000 against E. B. Martlndale, of
Indianapolis, who on Oct. 28 brought an
attachment suit against Mr. Sotham's
Chilllcothe property to protect a note for
$10,000 held by him.
The claim against Mr. Martlndale is for
damages on account of alleged Injury to
his business brought about by the institu
tion of the attachment suit. Mr. Sotham
says in his petition that he has contracted
debts which he is unable to pay in full and
is willing to surrender all his property for
the benefit of his creditors. William Mt
fatt. of Paw Paw, 111., is a heavy creditor.
Mr. Sotham is one of the best known
breeders in the West.
Ohio's Senator Is ot Seeking the
Presidential Nomination.
FORT SCOTT. Kan., Nv. 19. After the
Ohio election J. Conine, of this city, an ex
OhtaMi wrde Senator Hanua. urging him
to become a candidate for the Republican
nomination for President. Mr. Conine to-day
received a letter from Mr. Hanna. saying:
' While I am gratified by that element in
the result which might be considered a rer
s.n;tl vindication, it does Bat justify the
claims of my friends with reference tr the
suggestions of my nomination for the pres
idency. 1 have no personal ambition to ad
vance and my desire to serve my party con
st rains me to ask my friends not to pi
me In the embarrassing position which
I would result from such a movement."
with terrific force, throwing heavy Iron ban
and splinters of wood to a distance of 300
Conductor John W. Judge, of Indianapo
lis, who had charge of the freight train,
received orders at 1'rbana to wait at
M-ckinaw for the work train, which waa
due there at ':40 p. m. Instead of doing
this he failed to stop. The engineer of
the work train. .George Brewer, had also
received orders to pass the freight at
Mackinaw and was on the way to that
station. The work train was perhaps five
miiiutes late and was running at full
speed in order to make up time. When
about two miles from Mlnert. and entering
a cut, both engineers saw the approaching
trains, and. realizing that it aas impossi
ble to stop, they threw on the emergency
brakes, whistled twice and then leaped
from their cabs.
The two trains, both heavily loaded and
going at full speed, crashed together. The
collision was witnessed by Russell Noonan,
a farmer boy of fourteen years of age, who
hastened to a near-by house and telephoned
to Tremont.
A special train with four physicians was
made up In a few minutes and In less than
half an hour was on the scene. At the
same time another train arrived from Pe
kln bearing Superintendent C. H. Barnard,
of the Big Four, and three physicians. The
second train bore a lot of Turkish ruga
and these were utilizei to carry out the
mang'ed corpses of the victims. After
working two hours the remains of twenty
six were taken out and laid on an em
bankment near the side of the track.
One of the last bodies recovered was that
of William Bailey, of Mackinaw, who hsd
been thrown thirty feet into the air and
held in place by two steel rails which had
been pushed up between the engine and
tender of the work train.
The workmen had been engaged in laying
steel rails at different points along the
track. Brakeman J. N. Hlce. of the work
train, was thrown seventy-five feet away
from the track and sustained a broken
The injured were taken to the two
cabooses of the relief trains, where tem
porary hospitals were Improvised. One
caboose was taken to Morton, while the
other was taken to Tremont. The dead
will lie on the bank all night, or until the
arrival of the coroner of Taxewell county.
In the morning.
The dead men are residents of neighbor
ing towns and the scenes about the wreck
this evening were beyond description. Wives
and children of men who were missing,
thronged around, asking If their husbands
and fathers had been killed. Out of thirty-five
men, who constituted the crew of
the work train, only four are living and two
of these are seriously Injured. Wreckage
is strewn along the track for a distance of
nearly 200 feet and It will be several hours
before it can be cleared.
Russian Minister at eoal Staeeesaful
In PrfTfntins the Opening of
Yoigimpho Port.
LONDON. Nov. JO The Daily Mali's
Tien-Tsln correspondent announced that the
Japanese have occupied Wlchu. at the
mouth of the Yslu river, and that the Chi
nese government has withdrawn its note
to the provincial governors advtring them
to prepare for mar.
The Daily Mail's Tokio correspondent has
received telegrams from Seoul saying the
Ku-sian minister has again successfully in
terfered to prevent the opening of ToaV
gampho. consent to which the Korean for
eign minister was on the point of com
municating to the British, American and
Japanese ministers on Tuesday laat.
The Times' s Shanghai correspondent says
that a private letter from au official at
Mukden states that the Russians havs
treated the native authorities with the ut
most indignity, openly declaring that the
reoccupatlon was intended as an intimation
that Russia would not permit the exerdas
of treaty rights in Manchuria and claiming
that the Cnited States and Japan had re
cently concluded a convention.
The Times correspondent st Tokio con
firms the statement of the Dally Mail's cor
respondent that the Russian minister at
Seoul has been successful In preventing the
opening of Yongampho.
Another Attempt hy Hebela to ( aptnrs
the Ctty of San Iloniage.
SAN DOMINGO. Republic of Santo Ds
mlngo, Nov. 18. Yesterday at noon another
severe attack was made on the city with
out effect. The rebels had many killed
and wounded, but the government losses
were small. The firing continued during
the night, the insurgents using heavy can
non. The situation lure is desperate. The
P r are suffering for necessities and the
prices .-f proii,ii are rising. The eani
tary coudittous, however, are good.

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