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The Grim Spectse Sweeping in His
Ghastly Work Over Land and Sea.
LOSS OF THE STEAMER CIMBRIA.
The Ship Goes Down With Nearly
Four Hundred Souls on Board.
FEW DETAILS OF THE CALAMITY.
A Full List of Those Saved am! a
Long Catalogue of the Lost.
MOST OF THE LATTER EMIGRANTS.
Further Particulars of the Frightful
Leap of the Southern Pacific Train.
TWENTY ONE PASSENGERS BURNED
Eleven of the Number Charred Beyond
EXPLOSION OF GIANT POWDER.
Forty or Fifty Chinamen Blown to
Atoms Near San Francisco.
OTHER SEVERE CASUALTIES.
Fires at Faribanlt, Minn.,l Nashville'
111., Fond till Lac, >Vis., and
London, Jan. 21., 4:30 p. m.—Details of
the Cimbria disaster show that the loss of
lifo must have been fearful; A dispatch
from Hamburg sent by the Hamburg-
Ac: a -loan steamship company says so far
fifty-six persons from the Cimbria have
been landed. A number of them are at
Meser light house. The names of these
are not yet ascertained.
The Cimbria left Hamburg Thursday
with oSO passengers and a crew number
ing 110. She rau aground before leaving
the Elbe, but got off with flood tide with
the assistance of the Hansa without dam
age, and she put to ssaat2:3o in the after
noon. Friday morning she
CAME INTO COLLISION
during a thick fog • 3. Borkum, with the
steamer Sultan. The Cimbria sank in a
short time. When a boat with thirty-nine
passengers arrived, the company sent out
the steamer Hansa, and four of the largest
available steamers at Coxhaven, to search
for the other boats of the Cimbria. The
West India steamer Bavaria also left dur
ing the night, with a similar object. The
steamer Sultan, which suffered heavily in
the collision, has arrived in the Elbe.
A dispatch from Hamburg gives the fol
lowing named passengers as among the
saved: W. Torremann, P. Confolier, B.
Lorfs, Gessom W. Allendorf, G. Hamel, W.
Damelwig, R. Hanowitz, Fel Schoul, R.
Penfenkopen and wife, L. Reicher, L.
Schutt, —. Burgeuss, Colin Cohrts. The
above names are sent as received from
Hamburg. Several of them are not
The following named members of the
crew are saved : Second officer -^ruth,
third officer Hoyden, fourth officer Voss,
second engineer Kopmann, assistant engi
neers Saverby and Oberhoide, first stew
ard Harchet, quartermasters Klath, Wule
fken and Sanheizer, Engel, rank not sta
ted, Frank, between deck stewards Thu
ron and Anderson, seamen Vierse, Alexan
derson, Johacsen, Moyrin, Jlenchow, Jent
zen and a boy named Reen.
HAMcuuG.Jan. 21.-The Cimbria sustained
such severe injuries in the collision it at
■once- became apparent she must sink al
most immediately. The officers, therefore,
did all in their power to save
lives without a moments time being lost.
Life belts were distributed among the
passenger?, and an order given to lower
tho boats. This, however, in consequence
of the vessel sheeting over on her side, was
found to be very difficult on one side, and
absolutely impossible on the other. As the
second officer was still engaged in cutting
the spars loose, so that there should be as
much drift-wood as possible for the people
to cling to, when the inevitable foundering
should occur, the vessel
WENT DOWN t;NDEE J||feET.
He seized a spar, but, aKever* other
persons clung to it, was obliged to let go,
and he swam to a boat. This boat was
subsequently picked up by the Thetta.
The second officer steered the Thetta to
Coxhaven. Seventeen other persons have
been saved by the steamer Diamont from
Meser light-house, making fifty-six thus far
known to be rescued. } £.
A SUBVIVOB j%j3
makes the following statement: The
weather was clear up to 1:15 o'clock, but a
fog then set in which continued
and increased in density. The
engines d¥ the Cimbria were
kept at full speed until 1:30, then at half
speed until 2, after which they were kept at
slow speed. About 2:10 o'clock the whistle
of another steamer was heard, and the en
gines of the Cimbria were stopped in
stantly. The Sultan's green light was, ow
ing to the flag, not observed until she was
only 150 feet off from the Cimbria. The
latter was struck abaft the first bulkhead on
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the port side, and she reeled over to the
stnrbour J and speedily sank. Tho Thetta
picked up one of the Cimbrirt's boats at 2
o'clock on Saturday afternoon, and arrived
at Coxhaven about (>.
A reporter boarded the Sultan, but both
the captain and crew aosolutely
BBFUSKD TO GIVE HIM AXY. DfFOBMATION.
The captain 11ns made a statement before
ho i'riirjsh consul, but this is inaccessible.
The Sultan has a large hole in her bow,
seven feet above the water-line. The fol
lowing named passengers are saved: !
Alfred Veight, William Eunnerman,
Peter Complocs, Buenaventura Lorenz,
Albert Alleiidorf and sister, Joseph
Curtis?, Gustav Hammel, Martin Namelin
tchek, a girl named Jannovitz, Huld
Scmidt, R. Pferfenkoff and wife, Leon
Reiche, Robert Schutt and Collin Bourges.
The Hamburg-American compw.y gives
the following list of the missing, prefac
ing the list with the remarks that some of
these will probably still be foand:
M;iritz Strauss, Loo Hnbcrmann, Arthur
Batchd, Paul Wegcrt, Rudolph Poll, Edward
(irupin, Alfred Hoclilucnslen, Jean Licknitz,
Franz Philipsborn, Leopold Heyn, Johanne
Bchulberth, George Demmer, Anyusta Rummer,
Cathinke liommer, Aarry Mendto, Oscar Edge,
Otto Scharmer, August Briese, Wil
helmine, Briese, Emielila Lallmann, Carl
Stropscheim, Herman Hertz, Mary Wordmann,
C'iiri.otine Wordinann, Johann Gaske, Paulir.e
S.-huett, Albert Sclmett, Mathilde Schnett,
Bartholomeas Maxheinsky, Mary Maxueinsky,
Micliael Maxheinsky, Emil Hass, Carl Brier,
Anna Kases, Jos. Kanes, Michael Kases, Stefan
Kases, Hanna Kases, Augustin Kiensler, Carl
IStrunk,Catherine Petronya, Petronya, Petronya,
John Steinberg,Emma Steinberg, Anna Steinberg,
Augusta Steinberg, Alma Bring, Eucharias
Wooer, Caroline SU'iulen, Hermann Zinglemann,
Fritz Luedemann, Mathilde Weisner, Carl Meis
ner, Louise llainmin, Clara Rammiii, Mary Bee
elbeck, Conrad Metzger, Ernst Horn, Wilhel
liiina Morne, Johanna Ruidoth, Carl
Kumoth, Anna Humoth, Helena Ru
moth, Marianne iSclnimhate, Louise Christoller- i
sen, Hans Chrifitofferseo, Jacob Thoma, Feerd
Schuster, Rosalia^ (iachnska, Jac.ib (iadinska,
Agnew (-fadmska, August Melzer, Mauo Sowen
dousk, C Coamer, Christian Jimmcrnian, I.lata
Meyer, Sophie Melzian, Gustav Mclzian, Itena
Meiziaii, Fredorika Melzian, Bertlia Moizhtn,
Martha Melzian, Henrietta Scharnitzkc, Albert
Scharnitzke, Jos. Hanby, Cleiri Chanowita, Anna
Rebka, Maria Bebka, Marie Onafrey, Christian
Kurtf-, Hermann Ailameit, Heinrioh Jofaans,
Aguste Schukenbocli< irnra, Carl Sarcander, ( lara
Sarcandur, Anna Hennig, Ages Kobsien, Otto
Robsien, Anna Robsien, Bernard Bemann, Mar
cus Gross, Carl Kisschhaum, Josefa Krubi,
Josefa Medisea, Josef Hurics, Josef Pance,
Maria Pance, Franz I'ance, Josefa I'ance, Marie
Placek, Josef Heyna, Abram Schmuls, Claje
Schmuls, Marie Zeronan, Daria Kiumelsch,
Adolf Schmidt, Louisa Schmidt, Uuinbold
Heuckert, Wilhelm Kraut, Carl Bohencke, Aler
and< r Bohraf, Clans Still, John Huckfoldt, Eer
mine Welge, Hermann Eger, Johanna Sut-.voski,
Martin Selglen, Amlreas Levinsky, Michael
Schaeletski, Carl Lehin;ui, Michael -Hzilinsky,
Marie Mazerezack, Julia Mazorezack, Johann
Kleinowski, Mioharne Kleinowski, Fasica Klein
owski, Chri6tia Tribiun, Marie Pforgzick, Fran
cos Pforgzick Josef fios-.'nbuth, Christine
Frieborg, Cheie Seinmann, John Zelig, Moses
Jossel, Led Liebe, Sinenmann, Feige,
Barteletein Reisel, Alsael Wolf, Sorra Bartal
stein Salki Lang, Berliue Schmidt, Mitt el
Gosterank, Feige Bastermak, Petor Dancik,
Andrys Louris, Constantino Dclvi, Andreas
Kinetony, Anna Janos Kinetony, Josef Lipos,
Marie Lipk, Anna Oplot, Johann Lanitzk, Jo
hanu Berktisi, Andreas Kinez, Joseph Waleaeik,
Sophia Walencik, Junket Elemsk, Abram Jes
enitzk, Augustus Krusse, Abel Selmoor, Ed
ward Pougrrtz, Albert Pongratz, Johann
Pongratz, Martha Pongratz, Bertha Pongratz,
Hans Pongrantz, Johann Juendal, Clara Arl
muth, Ida Michael, Ludwid Schumacher, Ernest
Fieletz, Anna Rossow, Moritz Richter, Michael
Jahnke, Rosalie Jahnke, Friedorich Leohne,
Wilhelmiut Becker, Gustar Dulitz, Wilhelm
Pfeiffer, Max Marquardt, Auguste Wordthe,
Adolph Burke, August Ohm, Herman Schrieber,
August Busse, Ernst Kamedski, Johannes
Mueller, Robert Schwertfeger, Gustay Gostfsky,
August Vogt, Paul Bartsch, Catharine Hoehl,
Gaorge Diegel, Ludwig Deigel, George Ruhele,
Lydia Schwinglmmmer, G. Mickel, Barbara Heid
Salomea Heid, Oswald Nauman, Julia
Walff, Gustav Martin, Johnnes Schaeffer, Julius
Kalile, Robert Werber, Ernest Muenzer, Peter
Eichardt, Olile Paulsen. Anne Johansen, Jurgen
Johansen, Elizabeth Puckornik, Johann Puck
ornik, Moria Janowitz, Carl Kruger, Aug. Wind
land, Friederich Lemcke, Clara Brunn, Wilhelm
Lehmann, Friederka Zethe, Anne Ruhtz,
George Roots, Florentine Ruhtz, Bnna
Ruhtz, Richard Ruhtz, Fritz Ruhtz,
<!..;• Weege, Bertha Weege, Alfred Yv'eege,
Mathilde Retmann, Stanislama Pieneroselia Ju
lius Bergholz, August Sommerfield, Adolph
Ldnde, Johann Neumann, Janos Stryook, Chnye
Hulmie, Fedor Lukack, Petro Kurila, Gwitra
Bnimann, Lukas Barasko, Jacob Pencak, Janos
Walko, Janos Lanko, Joseph Waitko
Janos Mino, Mitral Rodany, Janor Michalko,
i..: Fatal, Alexander Neuwirth, Anna Zemanik,
Jura Bemereka, Jcsof Kortkc, Mithael Todt,
>. .!;>iio Saike, Nanos Todt, Fauos
. Franz Sonnefeld, Franz Gosch. Franz
Prinsba, Johanna Sziirack, Adel Bencik,
Staislams Bencik, Hermann Schmidt,
Heinrich Ruder George Wellhafer,
Andreas HeLßohmann, Johann Hannsler, Johann
. Carl Dorwager, Alois Apotsch, Wilhelm
Bnrth, Carl Uurlh, Jacob Weetzel, Moritz
. Jonas Anarzek, Andreas Mohnar, Husar
Dyrkzy, Georg Wargar, Krowicli Gajosz, Tyrlik
l)yra;, Janos Kosti, Baswoda Siman, Josef
Bauianic-h. Maria Baulanich, Wilhelm Krum
kark, Valentia Siltzer, Maria Mausalak,
Jurpen Raven, Simon Bande, Theodore Krenza,
Johanna Krenza, Ad_>lf Lubermann, Anna Lub
erinann, Minna Luberman, Emma Lubermann,
Bernhard Alberstein, Jens Peterson, Pauline
Roatz, J. Pfitzner, Gustav Foesig, Albert
Bring, Peter Walewiez, Helene Wale
wiez, Sun Milewsky, Call Hagenbrasch,
Edward Scheller, Marie Scheller,Martin Scheller,
Ckristine Scheller, Karl Sohn, Leon Reicher,
Froma Zacherski, Dynla Zaeherski, Janos Sobek,
Dyrk Bocholz, Bastl Handowski, Janos Haslin*
ki. Janos Dobasactzak, Melhma Miketama,
Jonas Mocaka, Janos Radak, Kuzmier Ersza,
Janos Wirtke, Dyrg Pop, Michael Anska, MDial
Gudrowis, Janos .Kadancid, Pal Jacob,
Mihal Wily, Jano Jacob, Andres Caklns, Mihal
, Janic, Berlin Stopek, Carl Dittmar, Gustav
Boeck, Franz Hugo, Nicoloue Katelsen, Withe
lon Lange. Abram Koppel, Lewin Puzedicz, Her
mann Lohiemar.n, Remold Schulz, Isoak Fried,
Naknm Fried. Berel Fried, Red Jacket, Little
Cheyenne, Crow Fant, Black Bird, Chippewa
The last nasoed five are apparently
TEE FIBST CABIN PASSENGEBS
are: Tunnermam, of Leipsic; Moritz j
Strauss, Darmstadt; La Hobermam,
Vienna: Arthur Batche, Schoningeledt;
Peter Pormploser, Vienna; Alfred Voight,
Second Cabin Passengers — Paul
V»'igert, Logenau; Rudolpli Poll, i
Brunswick; • Lorenz, Frankfort:
Edward Greeping, Berlin; Alferd Hochhus
ler, Polsnitz; Alpheudorf, London, Emilie
Alphuedorf, London; Liebnitz, Berlin;
Philipsbourn, Berlin; Heyna, Hamburg;
Johanna Schubert. Hamburg: George Rom- j
mer, Biberach;KatinkaSommer, Biberach;
Joseph Curtis or Cwits, Flint, Mich; Mary
Wendt, Hanover: Oscar Edde, New York.
Bbe-mebhates, Jan. 21.—Sixteen be
tween-deck passengers of the Cimbria
landed here. Their names are as follows:
Samliver, of Parjs: Beck, of Pottsdam;
Eirskanm, of Nurnberg; Pabursky, of |
Tibwalde; Fosing, of Barmen; Vigert, of
Saginaw; Ganske, of Postumnowa;
Schruber. of Bernau; Bruig, of Schaltdorf;
Kurtha. of Szakal; Danzy Smoltzky, of j
Saums; Lasum Kaitzel, of Oberammeigean;
ST. PAUL, MONDAY MORJSTING, JANUARY 22, 1883.
Nickel, of Ulm; Schmidt, of Altona; Bliska,
of Tobavy; Joes Heuebbat, of Hizer.
THE NUMBEU ON BOARD.
New Yobk, Jan. 21. —Kunhardt & Co.,
general agents of the Hamburg-American
company, received the following cable
message from the office of the company at
Hamburg: "Tho Cimbria had 2J passcn
i gers, 3G2 steerage and U2 crew. So far
'.'■'J persons have been landed at Coxhaven
and 10 at Meser light house. The names
of the latter are not yet ascertained. We
are preparing a list of those saved and
those missing, which we will cable to the
; associated press. Among the passengers
positively saved are Alfred Voyt, William
Tuunerman, Peter Comptears, Aventura
Lorenzi, Albert Altendorp and sister, Jop.
Curt?, Gustav Hamel, Maritz Ffeifenkopf
London, Jan. 21. —The Hamburg-Amer
ican company hnve been very prompt to
afford information regarding the Cimbria
disaster. Besides the thirty-nine survivors
at Cuchaven, and the seventeen at Wezer
light house, another vessel landed eleven,
but the names of these are not yet ascer
tained. The number of lives lost is es
timated at fully 300 passengers, mostly
emigrants from East Prussia. Among
them were six American Indians, who have
been on exhibition in Berlin some time.
The fate of the remainder of the passen- j
gers and crew of the Cimbria is not yet J
ascertained. The Chippewa Indians would
have left by the earlier steamer but for the
illness of one of their party, which delayed
their embarkation. )
Hambubg, Jan. 21, 10:50 Evening—No
reports are yet received from the six
steamers sent in search of the missing
boats of the Cimbria.
fire at faribault.
1 Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
Fabibault, Minn., Jan. 21. —A fire broke
out in Mrs. W. H. Dike's millinery estab
lishment at 10:15 o'clock last night and
destroyed it and the building adjoining
south, occupied by C. P. Pike, merchant
tailor, and the building on the north,
owned and occupied by Philip Johnson,
druggist, who occupied the second story as
his residence. The fire seems to have
caught from a stove in the front room of
Mrs. Dike's. She built a fire in the even
ing and locked up, with the in
tention of going to the Catholic fair
in Killo's hall, when she met the
major, just returned from St. Paul,
and together they drove home. When the
fire was discovered it was bursting out
through the rear end of the building. The
fire department was promptly on hand,
and saved the restaurant on the south and
the Ogden house on the east. Mrs. Dike's
building caught fire from the stove pipe
last Thursday afternoon, but was prompt
ly extinguished. The total loss will not
exceed §1,500. Johnson's loss on building
and stock is about $8,000: insurance,
§5,500; with AVeinmann. Mrs. Dike has
§1,500 insurance in Weston & Jewett's
agency, and Pike $1,000 in the
game agency. The building occupied
by Pike was owned by P. Lieb and M. Ma
loney of Shieldeville the one occupied by
Mrs. Dike. When the alarm was given the
Catholic fair in Killo's hall was in active
operation. Standing room was at a pre
mium, and the galleries were nearly full.
The front doors were burst open, and the
cold air rushed in, conveying the impres
sion that the hall was on fire. A stampede
for the door commenced. Men from the
gallery jumped down into the surging
crowd, and but for the coolness and pres
ence of mind cf a few
gentlemen near the door and
Father O'Gorman,another terrible catastro
phe wouli have been added to the long list
of narrow, insufficient stairway tragedies.
The night was terribly cold, 84 below zero,
and the firemen manfully held their posi
tion tillthe flames were conquered,but many
frozen ears, noses and fingers were counted
this morning. The fair will continue Mon
day on account of the fire. George Dick
erson, of the Ogden house, kept open
house and table for the fire laddies, and
they won't forget him.
The Southern Pacific Horror.
San Fbancisco, Jan. 21. —A dispatch
from Tehachahz confirms the death of
Mrs. Downy, and says ex-Gov. Downy
is badly hurt .but will recover. But few
passengers left here on the train. A num
ber got on at way stations, but as the list is
not made up until JSojove is reached, a full
list cannot be made except by personal in
Los Angeles, Jan. 21.—1t is now ascer
tained that at the time the train broke
losse and ran down the grade, the air
brakes had been taken off and the men
who tended the hand brake 3 were away
from their posts, one attending the
switching engine, the other relighting his
extinguished lamp. The train gathered
headway quickly, and was soon dash
ing down the grade at the rate of
a mile a minute. At a sharp curve of the
road the coach and smoker which were
ahead broke the coupling, and separated
from the rest of the train, making the
turn safely. The sleepers, mail, express
and baggage cars were dashed against
the high bank, then thrown back and rolled
down the enbankment. The lamps
and stoves at once pet fire to the
wreck, which was instantly in a blaze.
Harry Connors, the news agent, sleeping
in the baggage car. w.s awakened by the
j movement of the cars, and aroused James
Woodhull, baggage master, just as the
cars made the jump. The roof of the cars
split open, throwing both men out, severe
ly bruised Connor?, while lying on the
ground unable to render any assistance,
; saw the train enveloped in flames and
heard the shrieks of the dying
victims and saw teem vainly endeav
oring to struggle from the burning ruins.
Porter Ashe and wife occupied alone the
j drawing room of one of the sleepers.
| Awakened by the crash, they succeeded in
gettiag out without injury, but of sixteen
other occupants of the car. not one i 3 be
lieved to have escaped. Meantime the oc
cupants of the coaoh v.hich kept on the
down grade succeeded in stop ping it, sav
ing the live 3of some forty occupants of
that and the smcking car. Thav immedi
ately walked back to the. »cene of
the accident, but found only the
j smouldering remains of the train and a
few who had escaped with their lives ly
ing bruised and bleeding in the darkness,
shivering in the piercing cold night air, or
rendering assistance to each other. Relief
soon arrived from Tehachapi, four miles
distant, and ns soon as possible medical
attendance was sent from Sum
ner and Bakersfield, and subsequent
ly from Los Angeles. The search
for the dead soon showed that twenty-one
persons had perished. (Eleven
were beyond all recognition—only head
less bodies and charred limbs wore found.
Of the body of Mrs. Downey only the head
and bust remained, and was recognized by
the jewelry. All the bodies and the frag
ments were gathered up and coffined, the
wounded removed to the baggage car, and
on the arrival of the relief train from
Los Angelos were sent to that
city. Of the dead colored
porter Wright was crushed; express mes
senger Charle3 Piersoa had his head shat
r-'i-ed; five were burnt but recognizable,
viz: Miss Mamie E. Squires, Mrs. H. H.
Oliver, Mrs. Downey, M. Wethered and
Mrs.^Jas. Casbell. Two men, unknown, but
supposed to be discharged soldiers, were
found dead but not burned. One body of
a large man, badly charred, is sup
posed to be the remains of Col
onel Charles H. Larrabee, ex-congressman
from Wisconsin. Gov. Downey says Larra-
I bee was on the train, and he is missing
since the accident. The remaining eleven
are still unidentified. The list of wound
j ed is not changed from previous reports.
! An inquest is in progress, but no news is
! yet received from it. No one bnt railroad
and county officials are admitted.
San Fbahcisoo, Jan. 21. —No news is yet
received of the coroner's inquest into the
cause of the railroad disaster. Rumors
are afloat of finding more bodies, but
nothing definite. The remains supposed
to be Mrs. Downey, on examinaton to-day
proved to be those of some other person.
The bodies of Chas. K. Pierson, express
messenger, Mrs. M. E. Squires and Law
rence, sleeping car porter, were sent to
Oakland, and that of C. H. Larrabee to
San Francisco by express this evening.
Jas. R. Dwyer, of Dwyer'a kaife, and Rob
ertson, of San Francisco, supposed to be
on the wrecked train, arrived here Friday
safe. Porter exhibited a great deal of cool
heroism at the burning of the cars. After
drawing his wife and her maid through
the window of the sleeper, he rescued ex-
Gov. Downey from between bioken
timbers, saving his life.
Tee Call will to-morrow publish an in
terview with Howard Tilton, of Yale, Brit
ish Columbia, freight agent of the Cana
dian Pacific Railroad company, who was
on board the Southern Pacific train at the
time of the disaster. He sayf: I was
asleep in the lower berth when the acci
dent occurred, and was awakened by the
terrible speed and rocking of the car. I
threw up the curtain and looked
out of the window. The train was passing
down grade with frighthful rapidity,at the
rate, propably, of seventy miles an hour.
I realized that a disaster was imninent,and
laid down again to await the inevitable
with a feeling a man must experience when
he is standing on thalscaffold in expecta
tion of the fall of the trap. It seemed
but an instant, when! the crash came and
I was hurled fromjvt)^ berth. I was
sleeping on the left side of the car, which
fell npon the right side, and I was covered
to my waist with mattresses, wood-work
and debris, but found no difficulty in free
ing myself. Smoke passed through the
car, giving timely token of impending
peril. To the right and in my
rear I saw Mr. and Mrs. Porter.
She was perfectly free, but Miss Peterson,
the maid, was buried under about six feet
of debris, on top of which was the water
cooler and wash basin, Mrs. Ashe endeav
oring to extricate her, and I assisted in
clearing away the rubbish. We soon suc
ceeded in pulling her out. They
were the only persons in sight.
I pushed up the window on what was
then the top of the car and found them to
work perfectly, not a pane being crushed.
I crawled through, drew Miss Peterson out
and Mrs. Ashe followed. I asked Porter
Ashe to throw out some blankets, which he
did, and then crawled through himself.
Mr. Asho, Miss Peterson and my
self had only our underclothing
on, but Mrs. Ashe wore a seal skin
sack. The cold was intense, and we shiv
ered even though wrapped in blankets.
Deep stillness followed the crash, and we
heard only one scream while we were in
the car. As I emerged f ron the car I saw
Mr. Hatch and his mother climbing
out another window. I rau along
and found we could reach the groiwd by
means of the platform. I lowered Miss
Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Ashe leaping to
the ground, ffhe upper part of the car
was in flames by this time. Passing
along by the sleeper I saw the legs of a
man protruding from the car. Ho was
piteously calling for help, but cool and
thoroughly conscious of his position. I
succeeded in partially extricating him,
when a train man came to my assistance,
and we saved him from a horrible death.
He proved to be John F. Cassell, of San
Francisco, and was the last person taken
from the ruins alive. All human efforts
were of no further avail, as the sleeper was
in a sheet of flames. We left the spot and
limped down to the bottom of the ravine,
some fifty feet below, where had
p#y collected ex-Gov. Downey, Mr.
Cassell, Mr. and Mrs. . Ashe, Miss
Peterson, Capt. Walterhouse and daugh
ter, and a few persons scattered about us
shivering in the blast. Among the rocks
on the steep side of the^leeper lay Wright,
the porter, wounded to death, and begging
bitterly for help. At the time there were
some big, strong men fully dressed parad
ing up and down, who were appealed to for
aid by the injured, but who took no notice
whatever of the cries of the suffering. I
attempted to assist Wright.who was dying,
but being worn out couid do but little. A
brakeman named McKenzie did all in his
power for us. A locomotive from Tehacha
hi soon came to our relief and conveyed
U3 to the station, where we arrived two
hours after the accident occurred. There
we were kindly cared for by the railroad
officials and others, medical help rendered
and everything done to relieve our
necessicies. The locomotive then returned
to the scene and brought to the station
the injured passengers. Miss Squires, who
was killed, occupied a berth opposite
mine. In front of the berth of Miss
Squires, Mr. Oliver, county clerk of
Lake county, was sleeeping. He was
burned to death.
His wife was not with him. The next
berth contained Mr. and Mrs. Cassell. He
escaped, but she was killed. A physician
whose name is unknown occupied the next
berth He was burned to death and the re
mains could not be identified. All on my
side of |the car, except Mrs. Downey
were saved. Porter Ashe and maid oc
cupied the drawing room car. In the din
ing sleeping car were a lady and her
daughter whom I believe were Mrs. and
Miss Brown. Capt. Watterhouse, wife and
two children were al3o iv this car. Oniy n
few persons in the dining car escaped,
and they were more or less injured. One
of the tramps who was killed jumped from
the train while it was moving
at iightning speed, and the other was
crushed horribly in the wreck. J. W.
Chase and Capt. T. H. Thatcher, who are
reported among the injured, escaped un
hurt. Both were on the coach which kept
the track. Ido not know the cause of the
accident, and can give no reason for it.
The engineer and fireman of the Hill loco
motive deserve great credit for their un
tiring efforts in assisting the wounded. .
GIANT POWDEIJ EXPLOSION.
San Fkancisco, Jan. 21.—Shortly after
4 o'clock this afternoon the city was shaken
by a heavy explosion ; four othera followed
at intervals of four seconds, and a dense
column of smoke rising across tho bay is
sufficient evidence of another added to the
numerous powder works ■ disasters that
have occurred in the vicinity. A brief
telegram S3ys the giant powder estab
lishment near W rest Berkley station, four
miles north of Oakland, is blown up and
a number of persons killed.
Bebkeley, Cal. Jan. 21.—The mixing
house and six packing houses of the Giant
Powder works at Point Clement, near
West Berkeley, exploded at 4 o'clock this
afternoon. The shocks of seven explosions
were felt at this time. One white
foreman named Conk, &nd be
tween forty and fifty Chinese are known to
have been pblown to atoms. Nearly the
entire plant was destroyed by fire, which
began immediately after the explosion.
The superintendent was thrown a long
distance, but not hurt. Physicians went
down from Berkeley and West Berkeley.
The fire is still raging. The large maga
zine containing over 200 tons is still safe.
About eight tons exploded. The loss can
not be estimated. Dwelling houses on the
east side of the hill are safe,
but all the glass is shattered.
FIBS AT NASHVILLE, ILL.
St. Louis, Jan. 21. —A fire early this
morning at Nashville, 111., about fifty miles
from here on the St. Louis & Nashville
railroad, destroyed nearly a block of busi
ness buildings, involving a direct and inci
dental los 3of about $100,000. The princi
pal'losers are H. Holston, general mer
chandise, loss §22,000, insured §10,000;
John Martin, loss $G.OOO, insured $2,800;
Judge Gordner, building, loss $(J,OOO, in
sured $3,000; J. C. Brown, loss on building
estimated $i), 000, insured $4,000; Meyer
Bros., loss $."),000, no insurance; Mrs. Mar
garet Sewell, loss on building $6,000, no
insurance. Over twenty other small losers
swell the aggregate to the amount named.
The court house also burned, but most of
the records and papers were saved.
MACHINE SHOPS BUBNED.
Leavenwosth, Kas., Jan. 21. —The
machine shops of the Great Western Man
ufacturing company were destroyed by
fire this afternoon. Most of the patterns
were saved, bat the building and machin
ery are a total loss. The stove works ad
joining the machine shops were damaged
$5,000 by water. Loss on machine shops,
building and machinery about $75,000;
insurance $25,000. The opijn of the fire
is unknown. Four hundred"* men are out
of employment. The works have orders
away ahead, and will rebuild at once.
TBAINS IN COLLISION.
Philadblphia? Jan. 21. —Two freight
trains were in collision this morning near
Pennypack station, on the Pennsylvania
railroad. A score or more cars were
thrown from the track, and the engine of
one train was seriously injured.
A PBBMATUBE BLAST.
Habbisbubg, Pa., Jan. 21.—At the mines
of the Harrisburg Copper Mining com
pany in Adams county by a premature
blast four men were injured, two it is
Pbovidenoe, R. 1., Jan. 21. —Early this
morning the body of Mrs. Sarah Lake was
found dead near the shore of the bay, the
result bf intemperance and exposure.
DEATH FBOM A LUNATIC'S BITE.
i Special Telegram to the Globe. I
New Yobk, Jan. 21. —The funeral of Po
liceman Wm. Heaviside, of the Fourth
precinct, took place to-day. Heaviside,
who was one of the champion nthletes of
the department, was bitten on the right
hand by a lunatic, whom he arrested three
months ago. He paid no attention to the
matter, but a month after his hand began
swelling, and his condition grew *vorse un
til Thursday, when he died in awful agony,
of blood poisoning. From a medical
point of view the case was totally different
from hydrophobia. There was no barking,
spitting or frothing at the m<futh.
SUNK AT S£A.
Havbe, Jan. 21.—The General Transat
lantic company steamer Labrador, Capt.
Servan, which sailed from New York, Jan.
3, ha 3 arrived here. She brings the crew
of the French Steamer Picardie, which
sunk at sea last week. The Picardie,
Capt. Fortier, sailed from New York Dec.
23. She was spoken Jan. 13 and 17 in dis
tress, having lo?t hrr rudder. The Labra
dor came up with her before the 13th and
tried to bring her into port. After towing
her a week she was compelled to abandon
her, having previously taken oft all her
passengers, officers and crew. The Picar
die soon afterwards sunk.
London, Jan. 21. —The steamer Creigh
ton, Capt. York, from Leith, Dec. 8, for
New York, and which put back to Green
ock with her cargo shifted, sailing again
Jan. 11, has again returned to the Clyde.
She had her decks swept, sheeriag gear
demolished, and boat ladders smashed.
Five feet of water was in her hold. Fifty
Shetland ponies were washed overboard.
THE NEWHALL HOUSE DTSASTEB.
Milwaukee, January 21. —Experts ap
pointed by the county authorities finished
the examination of forty-eight charred re
mains to-day*, ascertaining that the re
mains answer for so many human bodies.
This makes the loss of life by the Newhall
house disaster not less than seventy-four.
A FOND DU LAC FIBE.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 21. —The dam
age done to Cooper & Sons' stock at Fond
dv Lac, amounted to $4,000;. insurance
$2,500. The building was damaged to the
extent of $2,500. Other losses $200.
A fire yesterday destroyed the Green
Bay, Winona & St. Paul depot, at Grand
Rapids, Wis., burning all the books and
papers and a small amount of freight.
A fierce fire raging at Fond dv Lac this
evening, broke out in Cooper & Sons'
boets and shoes. The entire block will be
destroyed. Particulars are not obtainable
in time for the report on account of poor
The Committee cf Eighteen Lock up and
WAITING FOR THE BOSS AND BAR'L
His Arrival To-day not Likely to Affect
Where was Windom when the boom went
Yesterday was the dullest day since the
Senatorial rumpus began. The Minneap
i olis crowd, who have charge of the Windom
boom had all gone home. The office holders
having,been kicked out'of the camp were j
minus. Dick Dunnington and Sim Childs
gathered their grips arid left for home
Saturday night. Poor Eickel, who wasted
his wealth in swelling up the German
members of the legislature at Groto's, was
so crushed by being kicked to the rear
that he was invisible. Dick Richards,
Collector of the- Port, found the
weather too cold to be out, and
Postmaster Day did not enthuse below
Wabashaw street. Mail contractor Blake
ly preferred his home fireside. District
Attorney Searles and Marshal Denny fled
on Saturday. In fact there was Borne tall
swearing, and a general clearing out of
federal officials, when they learned
from the Globe on Saturday morning the
insult heaped upon them. Even Gen. Mc-
Laren, j has so- recently been in office that
he took the resolution to himself and lock
ing up the Windom headquarters absquat
ulated. ■ A Globe envoy called at room 13,
Merchants hotel, last night, the supposed
Windom headquarters, and found them
locked, dark and deserted. That is the
way the celebrated committee of eighteen,
selected by the "friends of Windom," be
gins the recuperating campaign. The
denial which the chairman of the commit
tee of eighteen made that he was booming
for John S., might, perhaps, be extended
to Windom also. At all events the Globe
does not wish to raise another privileged
question by accusing him of booming for
Windom. The only evidence that could be
discovered last night that there was a boom
for Windom somewhere, was the numorous
trips of the bell boys between some of the
upper rooms and tho bar. The trays of
whisky and cigars, egg nog, etc., which
were flying upward, betokened a little an
imation in the Windom camp. There was
no other sign of life.
There was no outward development of
any change in the situation. Two more
names were given as sure to leave Windom
to-day, and it has been stated that that
egregious ass, Pat. Child—smarting under
the insult to his mail agent brother—would
leave Windom and vote for Cole. This is
probably untrue, as no such super-service
: able genius would think of being wounded
because his brother was kicked out of town.
No one seems to know when the boss,
with his ' bar'l, 'will arrive, except that it
will be sometime to-day. If he has made
close connections he will be here this morn
ing, and if not, this afternoon. He has
telegraphed for roome at the Merchants
| and the bar'l will be on tap there this even
ing. The "small potato fools," the "feeble
minded creatures," and the "one or two
dozen ineffably dirty creatures" may be ex
pected to swarm about the great man as
soon as he arrives. .
The opposition are still in a scattered
frame of mind and will probably vote to
day about the same as Saturday. No cau
cuses or conferences were held yesterday or
last night, by any one, and the day was
observed as circumspect as any Sab
batarian could desire. There is a good
deal of undercurrent setting toward Mr.
Sabin, which is liable to swell into an irre
sistable torrent if taken at its flood. In the
current hotel talk he is frequently spoken
of as a probability, while no one can be
found with so little political sagacity as to
assume that Windom has any chance what
I Members Desiring the Position of "Dirty
I \Creatures" Should Change to Windom.
[Pioneer —Windom Organ—Jan. 18.]
If Mr. Windom's friends have the firm
ness and tenacity of purpose to hold to
gether to the number of fifty, or even for
ty-five votes, there is still a good fighting
chance that they may win. •* . * *
There are probably some one or two dozen
of these ineffably dirty creatures in the leg
islature who have been waiting to be bought.
The Cold Snap.
Milwaukee, Jan. 21. — snow storm
prevailing all day yesterday changed to a
regular blizzard to-day. This is the cold
est day experienced for years. This morn
ing the thermometer was 24 below zero,
moderating to 11 below during the day,
and standing at 19 to-night. Advices from
the state are to the effect that terrible cold
prevails all through the northern and west
ern region, the thermometer being 39 below
this evening at Wausau, 30 at Appleton,
38 at Stevens Point, 35 at Pewaukee, 24 at
Portage, 22 at Stiles, 23 at Green Bay, 25
at Cedarburg. , The traffic on the Mil
waukee, Lake Shore & Western railroad,
Central and - the St. Paul's Northern and
Western divisions is suspended on account
jof snow drifts. The Lake Shore & North
western work four snow plows with little
avail. j) Local observations do not indicate
an abatement of the storm.
The Windom Compliment to the 21 en He
Asks to Elect Rim.
[Pioneer —Wisdom orc^n —Jan. 18. 1
The results of. Senatorial elections are
largely determined by the , success of the
artists on either Bide in playing upon the
weaknesses, the foibles, the prejudices," the
credulous imbecilities, or the mercenary
littleness of this class of SMALL POTATO
FOOLS and KNAVES.
The Coming Prize Fight, .:,
Chicago. Jan. 21. —Harry Hill, E. Hard
ing and Richard EL Fox arrived thi3 even
ing from New York, to meet John L. Sul
livan, Jem Mace and Slade for the purpose
of arrangingl a priz9 fight between Sulli-
Tan and Slade. The others have not yet
arrived., It is understood they have been
delayed by the western snow blockade.
Another contribution of 15,000 mark for
the benefit of the sufferers by the floods in
Germany has been sent to the president of
the German, reichstag, from St. Louis
More will follow.
A Window. Yiexs of the. Votes II- Hope* to
[Pioneer Press—Windorc: Organ Jan. 18.]
, • If Mr. Windom's friends have the firm
! ness and tenacity of purpose to hold to-
I gether to the number of fifty, or even
i forty votes, there is still a good light
ing chance that they may win. * * *
There are prohably some ONE OR TWO
DOZEN OF THESE INEFFABLY DIRTY
CREATURES IN THE LEGISLATURE
WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING TO BE
Curl Schurz's Belief that it Brines the Au
thor Forward us a Possible Presidential
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yokk, Jan. "Ohio Republi
cans,"said a well known politician from that
state to-night, "evidently knew ! what they
•wera doing whe.n they counted on the
Democrats overstepping themselves wken
ever opportunity offered." \■■', '•;.
"What do you refer to?" was asked.
"Why, the [action of the Democratic
members of the legislature in respect to
Senator Pendleten's civil service bill. A
few fellows in the South Carolina corner
of the legislature, acting under pressure '
from [Cincinnati, protested against
the bill, and they have gotten their con
stituents about their ears at once. The re
action that is setting in in favor of Senator
Pendleton will be worth more to him than
anything I can think of." ,
Speaking of the matter Carl Schurz
says: "The Democrats of Ohio are mak
ing the. most glorious fools of themselves.
When the lower house of the legislature
passed a resolution of thanks ito congress
for the passage of the civil service reform
bill, fathered by ' Mr. Pendle
ton, the Democratic senator
from Ohio, the Democratic members
put in a protest against that resolution on
the journal. It is said that ex-Senator
Thurman and Mr. Hoadley countenance '
that protest. If they do it is very much
to be regretted for their sake. The op
ponents of Mr. Pendleton, wbo attack him
on account of the civil service reform bill,
are making a most egregious mistake, and
it is astonishing that they do not see it.
Do they not know that in 1884 the national
convention of the Democratic party will
have solemnly and emphatically to endorse
in its platform the Pendleton bill and the
principles upon which it is based, but more
than that. It is not impossible at all, nor
even very improbable, that in 1884 the
Democratic party, after having in the
meantime blundered on in its accustomed
way, will have to look round for some
means to disarm the distrust of the peo
ple as to its sincerity in behalf of reform,
and it may be glad to remember that it
has a . Mr. , Pendleton, the sponsor
of. the civil i service reform
bill to fall back upon. It may then turn
out that Mr. Pendleton has more valuable
political capital in ois possession than all
bis present assailants combined."
Windom 48—Will the "Feeble Minded"
Swell it to7G?
[Pioneer —Windom organ—Jan. 18.1
The choice of a United States Senator
is committed by law largely to the petty,
FEEBLE MINDED creatures who usually
constitute a large section, and sometimes
a majority, of either party in the legis
lature. i': ■■',!■'
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