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1 FATAL WRECK ON THE CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN WM. H. H. DAY, THE WELL KNOWN MINNEAPOLIS LUMBER- MAN, WAS KILLED WHILE J. S. BELL AND JOHN WASHBURN WERE HURT. . The Full list of the Injured Includes Other Minneapolis MenNone of the Injured in Dan&rCasualties Were All in Engine and Buf- fet CarSleeper and Day Coach Passengers Escape With a Hard Jolt. . W. H. H. Day, Lumberman, Minneapolis. William Sheridan, engineer, Chicago. W. J. Grace, fireman, Chicago. John Washburn, Minneapolis, hands and face scalded. J. S. Bell, Minneapolis, slightly bruised. Eugene Day, Minneapolis, face and hands scalded. O. D.'Ne'esCi Minneapolis, baggageman, cut and bruised. M. B. Lord, Morris, Minn., cut and bruised. L. Dermondy, Chicago, slightly bruised. Moses S. Samuels, porter, cut and bruised. E. L. Carr, Chicago, conductor, bruised, serious. A. Allen, porter, cut and bruised. D. F. Hedebrant, Hiawatha, Kan., bruised. I " : S While running at a speed of forty miles i gram received this morning gives assur- an hour last night, the westbound Chicago j ance of his safety. Mrs. George M. Gil- Great Western limited train struck a de- | lette also was a passenger on the train, fective frog. The engine and five cars j but was not hurt, were derailed, and the baggage and bufc Nesse in a Bad Way. fet cars wrecked, resultin.g^J"e JeathfJ H . ^ baggageman, was juried to a dozen the buffet car at the time, as * ell as to l half a dozen trainmen W. H. H. Day. a prominent lumberman of this city, sustained injuries from which he died about three hours later. Several other well-known business men of Minne apolis were bruised, or scalded by the es caping steam. None of these were seri ously injured. The wreck occurred just east of South Freeport, 111., about 9:15 last night. The wrecked train left Chicago at 6:30 p. m. and was due to reach Minneapolis at 8 a. m. to-day. The wreck occurred early in the evening, when the buffet car was well filled with men, and to this fact is due the number of men injured. Had the hour been later, the deaths and injuries would have been confined to trainmen, for the only passengers injured were in the buffet car. Running at high speed, the engine, struck the defective frog, and was in stantly derailed. The baggage and buffet cars followed the engine from the tracky as did also the Pullman sleepers. Only two coaches remaining upon the rails. The three sleepers, however, as they struck the,ties, rolled off at an angle from the track, and thus escaped being tele scoped by the cars ahead, or wrecked by the mass of debris. The passengers in the sleepers sustained a shaking up- . . So sudden was the shock that the en gineer. William Sheridan, and the fire man. W. J. Grace, had no time to jump. Both were pinned beneath the engine and instantly killed. Ran Up the Bank. The engine, as it left the track, ran half way up the embankment and then, losing its momentum, fell back upon the buffet and baggage cars. The baggage car was reduced to splinters and speed ily caught fire from the engine. In a short time this* car was reduced to a heap of smouldering wood and twisted Ironwork. The top of the buffet car was crushed like an eggshell beneath the heavy loco motive, and was completely wrecked. This car did not catch fire, but many of the passengers inside were Injured by the shock, or scalded by the clouds of steam which immediately filled the inside of the coach. Here the greater number of the casualties took place. Six passengers, two porters and Conductor Carr were bruised or scalded, but none of the pas sengers in this car was seriously hurt, save W. H. H. Day. Mr. Day was se verely bruised when the car was crushed and thrown upon its side, but he might have survived his injuries had he not been so badly scalded by the clouds of steam which enveloped him. He died at 12:20 a. m.. just three hours after the accident occurred. John Washburn, J. S. Bell and Eugene Day, well known business men of Minne apolis, are also given as among the list of injured. Mr. Washburn and Mr. Day were scalded, but not seriously. Mr. Bell was slightly cut and bruised. Tele grams were Teceived from relatives of Mr. Washburn and Mr. Bell this morning. Mr. "Washburn wired: "Delayed by wreck: am all Herht." Mr. Bell telegraphed: "Delayed by wreck am all right will be home 6 p. m." j survives him. The family home is at 219 It was at first reported that L. A. Day Second street NE. The body will reach of Minneapolis was injured, but a tele-'here to-morrow. . b ine poc^njurie.s THE DEAD: THE INJURED: m " * one of them : & resJden t o f Mlneapls cut and bruised,n anodl his condition grave. He has been placed in the hos pital at South Freeport. The first outside help received came from South Freeport. Residents of that village was attracted to the scene by the flames of the burning baggage car, which were plainly seen in South Freeport, as well as in Freeport, five miles away. Aid was dispatched immediately from this latter place also, but before any. outside help arrived the uninjured passengers, by the light of the burning debris, wefe giving to the injured what aid they could with the scant appliances at their com mand. Owing to the death of the en gineer and fireman, the minor trainmen were busy in giving warning along the line and in summoning help. Relief trains were promptly dispatched from Chicago and Dubuque, and the more seriously in jured were taken to Freeport. The pas sengers who were able to proceed with their journey were picked up by train No. 5, which left Chicago at 11:30 p. m. They\will arrive in 'Minneapolis between 5 and % this afternoon. ... i Sam'Vels and Allen? the two p^Y&*-wH\o were .injuured when the buffet car was Wftfqjgsd'/ have been taken to CJhicagp General Traffic 'Manager Stbhr of" the Chlcagb Great Western road, together with some members of the interstate com - merce commission, had .a narrow escape from death or injury. They left the buffet car only a few minutes before the wreck occurred. The following telegram was received in Minneapolis this morning: Freeport, 111. C. C. Priudle, Minneapolis: Uncle Harrison killed In Great Western wreck. Gene Is hurt but not badly. Molly and myself all rlffht. Tliey will go through as soon as possible. Will be home Saturday. Please notify Judge Koon. L. A. Day. W. H. H. Day is a resident of the East Side and has been in the lumber business here for many years. He leaves a wife and two adult sons, Frank and Fred. Oliver D. Neese, messenger for the Wells-Fargo Express company, who was badly injured, is unmarried, aged about 35, and rooms at 301 Hennepin avenue, Minneapolis. He has been in the service of the Wells-Fargo company for seven years and previously was employed by the United States Express company. He has no relatives in Minneapolis. Mr. Day an Old Resident. William Henry Harrison Day, the Min neapols victim of theiwreck, was born in Washington county, Maine, in 1839, and came to Minneapolis in 1854. In company with his father, Leonard Day, and his brothers, J. W. and L. D. Day, he en gaged in the saw mill business, but later gave that up for the retail lumber busi ness. He continued in this business un til about three years ago when he dis posed of his interests in the Day Lumber company and retired to private life. Mr. Day married Antoinette Hanscom and to them three children were born, all of whom are living. They are Frank, Fred and Miss Addle. He was divorced from this wife about five years ago and later married Miss Nell Mullaney, who beyond . : ost- seriously injuredwhio , s also . H e was badlyis THE BLOCKADE WILL CONTINUE Castro's Promise to Pay Is Not Con sidered Satisfactory by the Powers. An Official Report of the Bombard ment Received at Berlin To:day. A Berlin Paper Says That the Ven ezuelan Fort Fired - '' - . First. [An account of the continuation of the bom bardment will be found on page 8 of this paper.] - . - Berlin. Jan. .23.The first official report of the bombardment of Fort San Carlos arrived in the shape of a dispatch from the commander of the Falke, dated Wil lemstad, Island of Curacao. Jan. 22, saying he had received information from Mara i caibo that Fort San Carlos had been shelled and set on fire by the Vineta and. Panther and had ultimately been de stroyed. The foreign office has not received any representations from Secretary Hay rela tive to the bombbardment. The Lokal Anzeiger says it has received information to the effect that Commodore Scheder reports that Fort San Carlos fired on the Panther first, as the cruiser was feeling her way into the inner harbor. It is said here that the blockade will continue until Castro provides a guarantee that the debts will be paid. The correspondent of the Associated Press has received written replies from the chief of the foreign office to three questions. FirstWhy did the .ships bombard Fort San Carlos? AnswerOfficial news regarding the Panther's reasons for forcing the entrance of the lagoon of Mai-acalbo has not yet - been received. So far as the situation can be understood from here, the seizure of the lagoon was necessary to an effective blockade of the harbor of Maracaibo. Otherwise, it would have been possible to | convey all sorts of merchandise over the adjacent Colombian frontier, particularly j arms and provisions across the lagoon to Maracaibo, and thence inland, thus rend ering the blockade completely futile. Ap parently, Fort San Carlos tried to prevent the entrance of the Panther into the la goon, and it must have~been, therefore, necessary to silence it. SecondWhy did the German ships alone take part" in the bombardment? AnswerThe fact that only German ships took part in the bombardment i& ob viously explained. Maracaibo harbor lies in the western-part of the coast line, vhieh was being! blockaded by the Ger lan forces. ThirdWhen will the blockade be aised? '.''''...' AnswerNo decision has yet been reached by the interested powers as to when the blockade of the Venezuelan coast shall be raised. , BLOCKADE WILL GO ON President Castro's. Promise to Pay Is Not Considered Sufficient. London, Jan. 23.According to the Daily Mail's Rome correspondent, Great Britain, Italy and Germany have revised their views respecting the time limit of the blockade,.and have decided to continue it, despite President Castro's demand that it be raised. At the German embassy a representative of the Associated Press was informed to day that the British and German govern ments were acting in perfect harmony and quite agreed that the blockade could not be raised until a. satisfactory guarantee had been offered by President Castro. When Minister Bov/en went to Washing ton it was thought he was the bearer of such a guarantee, but the German em bassy officials assert that it has turned out that he only had President Castro's prom ise to pay, which had previously proved unsatisfactory. If Mr. Bowen could se cure some other guarantee, the blockade would be raised, but negotiations to^thte Defective FKIBAY E^ENINa JAKtJABY 23 1903. 20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. :: :, \ COMING DOWN FROM THEIR HIGH HORSE The Question Is. Will the Ladder Reach to the Ground? end are not. likely tq,advance until th,e ar rival of .Boron Speeds vqn Sternburg, the German charge d'affaires! in Washington. J. H. Seholberg, the Venezuelan repre sentative here, referring to the report cir- OtHatedMn the United, States that he is awaiting permission/to publish tnforma* tlon showing that Germany has been sup porting General Matos in the latter's effort to overthrow President Castro, said to day that th6re were no new developments in the case. He was merely awaiting doc-' uments from Caracas to prove the report ed assertions. These "documents, it was added, are in the hands of Minister Bowen as part of Venezuelans case. NEGOTIATIONS GO ON What Washington Thinks .of the Bom bardment. Washington, Jan. 3.Notwithstanding the irritation, felt here in government cir cles at what is regarded as the purely needless and revengeful bombardment of. the Venezuelan fortifications by the Ger man warships, the opinion at the present time is that this tpctdent will not prevent Mr. Boweh from successfully carrying out his mission of peace. The utterances of Count von Buelow in the German reichs tag yesterday are regarded here as con veying the intimation that the German warships are acting by direct orders from their home government, with the purpose of avenging themselves for the repulse of the' Panther in its first attack upon the forts. Howerer-this may be, the United States government cannot at this1 any proper excuse for entering into this quarrel between Germany and Venezuela. It is again and emphatically stated that when the United States Exercised its good offipes to.' the extent of bringing the allies and the Venezuelan government into ne gotiations, it exhausted!its proper func tions in that direction and could do no more. Mr. Bowen is again declared to be not the representative of ithe United States but of Venezuela, and the state depart ment is very careful to! preserve the ap pearance of independence on Mr. BOWPO S part by declining to receive any reports from him or even to encourage n,s vidita. TO ENFORCE THE BLOCKADE Germany Explains the Shooting at Mara caibo.! Berlin, Jan. 23.In thb reichstag to-day Foreign Secretary von! Richthofen ex pressed the hope that the Venezuelan dif ficulties would soon be settled. He said: "The. negotiations at Washington, it is hoped, will show an eajrly result, render ing it possible to raise!the blockade. So long as the blockade exists, however, re spect for it must be enforced. The action against Maracaibo was undertaken for this purpose." . | .'..-... MARACAIBO f O ARMS ''/. Some 500 Men Ready to Resist Any Ger man Landing Party. Maracaibo, Venezuela, Jan. 23.Presi- dent Arangurea, of the state of Maracaibo, has, by a decree, published last night, called to arms all citizens, from 16 to 60 years of age, belonging to the militia, in order to resist the possible landing of German forces at Lake Maracaibo. About . _ 500 men immediately answered the call. | pily so rare that it seemed almost an Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 23:10 a. m. Up to this hour no news has been received here tending to confirm the. report that the German warship Panther had entered Lake Maracaibo and that the Venezuelan cruiser Miranda had Surrendered to her. The rumoi?" is believed to be without foundation. GOSTAF ON THE THRONE King Oscar Allows Him to Take . -i Over the RegaayHForV ^ - 1 . '- - - a Week. ^ t-\ * - - *\ v" i Stockholm. Jan. 23.King Oscar has de cided tempcrarily to instrust the govern ment of the country to the crown prince, Qustaf, who will lake over the regency next week. This action of the king is taken a$ a result of medical advice. He has abandoned his projected visit to Nor way., - , ! IMPDACTBliKT -sS^ f K-r- Proceedings Against Judge Harney Commenced at Helena. ~"-' Special to The Journal. * Helena, Mont., Jan as,1Impeachment proceedings have been filed in*-the house against Judge Hpinejp- of Minnie HealyJ tion?1 mine.,fane. ' ' *0 moment see DEATH PENALTY FORCQLLYRCH He Is Found Guilty on the Charge of High Treason and Sen tenced to Die. * His Defense, That He Was a Nat- " uralized Burgher, Called a ' '} Flimsy Pretext. _ It Is Said, However, That the Death Sentence Will Be Commuted ..." Eventually. London, Jan. 23.Colonel Lynch was found guilty and sentenced to death. London, Jan. 23/When the trial of Colonel Arthur Lynchrmember of parlia ment for Galway, on the charge of high treason was resumed to-day, counsel for the defense began summing up. There was no attempt to deny that Colonel Lynch supported the Boers, but the coun- sel contended that his naturalization was in no way prompted by treasonable in tent and was solely for the advantage he would thus secure for journalistic pur poses. Subsequently the defendant ac tively supported the Boer cause in the belief that he was a legally naturalized burgher. Replying for the prosecution the solici tor general, Sir Howard Carson, main tained that Colonel Lynch joined the Boer army as a discontented Irishman, "thereby committing a most cowardly and most serious act#of treason." His naturalization, continued the solicitor general, was only a flimsy pretext. Coun sel then proceeded to detail the prison er's alleged acts of adherence to his country's enemies. The lord chief justice summed up very briefly. He said that if in war time a British subject- joined the king's enemies, whatever his purpose, he was guilty of an unlawful act Naturalization during war time afforded no excuse whatever for subsequent acts. There was abundant evidence, he said, of overt acts in aid ing the king's- enemies. - The jury after having been out half an hour, returned a verdict of guilty. When asked If he had anything to say wliy he should not be sentenced to death, Colonel Lynch replied: '.'Thank you. I will say nothing." The sentence. of death was passed on each of the four counts in the indictment. The . prisoner then bowed to the court and was removed in custody. In delivering sentence Justice Wills said the crime of high treason, of which the prisoner had been found guilty, was hap- - f . . anachronism. , No civilized community had yet failed to punish severely defection from loyalty, whether in the way of open warfare or secret Intrigue. "In the darkest hours of his counutry's fortune, when engaged in a deadly strug gle, Lynch joined the ranks of its foes and and shed the blood of his fellow. subjects fighting for their country and! sought to dethrone her from her place among na tions. The only palliation that could be offered was that it had been the fashion for some years to treat lightly matters of this kind, and men had been en couraged to play with sedition and toy with treason. The nation had treated with conspicuous Indifference speeches and acts of sedition but it was one thing to talk sedition and quite a different thing to bear arms in the ranks of the country's foes." Lynch thrbughout bore himself with, un faltering composure. He walked out Bteadily between the jailers and past the bench where his wife and other relatives were seated Mrs. Lynch will be per mitted to see her husband. It May Be Commuted. ' Although formally . sentenced to be hanged. Lynch's sentence will no doubt be commuted. ~ BEVEB8E. , \ V ' Syracuse Herald.- - SnsrleyDid you take in the Paris Expoil- i'owNo quite the rererat. TRUST INTERESTS TRY TO CHECKMATE ROOSEVELT HIS PLAN TO BRING THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE NEW DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WORRIES THEM. National Board of Trade Agents Get Very Busy With the Senators and Secure the Reference of the Bill to the Commerce Committee, In- stead of Permitting It to Go to ConferencePresident's Plan Sup- r poriflstt by Strong ArgumentsLittlefield's Bill Is the Administra- tion Measure. From the Journal Bureau, Boom 45, Pott Building:, Washington. Washington, Jan. 23.The fight of the trust Interests against Roosevelt's plan for trust regulation is now being directed to the vital point of preventing, If pos- sible, the transfer of the interstate commerce commission to the proposed depart* ment of commerce. The plan of the president contemplates such a transfer. His plan is first, to augment the scope and powers of that commission, giving it "publicity" functions and other greatly enlarged powers, and then to make It subordinate to the secre- tary of commerce. The reasons for and against are apparent. To enforce a law properly, the president reasons that It Is essential that the Instrumentalities charged With its execution be placed at the disposal of the executive department of the govern ment. By the terms of the present law the Interstate commerce commission Is ( an Independent concerna creature of the law, reporting directly and only to j congress. The president has no power to issue orders to the commission, j By its very nature It is more subject to railroad than to presidential Influence. | $ . . $ To enforce acts to compel publicity, equal rates and to stop secret alliances and predatory competition through the instrumentality of common carriers, the) president feels that he should have direct control and supervision of the depart- ment of the governmenf*whlch Is charged with th execution of the laws which forbid those practices. With this purpose in - he has planned to transfer the Interstate commerce commission to the department entitled, in the depart- ment of commerce bill, "the bureau of corporations." In order to carry out this purpose of President Roosevelt a provision was inserted In the department of commerce bill, when that measure passed the house last Saturday, giving to the president the power, at his discretion, to transfer to the new department any bu reau or department of the government which he might designate. TRUST INTERESTS ACTED QUICKLY. The trust Interests were quick to note that clause, and their opinion of it may be Inferred from the sequel. All day Sunday and a large part of Sunday night, an agent or agents of those Interests were busy calling on members of the senate and explaining the situation, together with its possibilities. The consequences of this activity were observed Monday morning when the department of commerce bill came before the senate and a request was made by Senator Nelson for a committee on conference to harmonize the house and sen- ate measures. There was opposition, and on motion of Senator Aldrlch the bill was referred to Mr. Nelson's committee on commerce, where it has since reposed. NATIONAL BOARD OF.TRADE GET .BUSY. ' The national board of trade, which Is an organization made up of allied boarda-of trade of aft the large shipping centers of the country, Is taking ah active interest In this campaign, and telegrams have been pouriwg in from Chicago, St. Paul.' Milwaukee, St.. LQUIS, St. Joseph, Mo., and a dozen other cities, voicing a vigorous protest against any'transfer of the commission which regulate* rafiroads fo'any of the executive departments" of "the "fSde'ta'l government. It Is recited and argued In these protests, that the interstate commerce commission was created.as an Independent non-partisan body, which would be Independent of ex- ecutive Interference, and not amenable to political Influences. The instrumental- ities of Interstate commerce, it is urged, should not be put under the control of any executive chosen by any political party. On its face, the protest has a plausible sound, but President Roosevelt an- swers that the chief executive, regardless of the party which elects him, is charged with the proper execution of the laws, and Is held to account for any failure to enforce them and that, therefore, he ought to have the power in this regard which he has over any other branch of the government. As it now stands, the interstate commerce commission Is an anomatous body, answerable to nobody In particular, and notoriously Ineffective and futile. In the meantime, the presi- dent and his administration are being held to account for the enforcement of regui latlons which the commission Is legally charged with enforcing. Southern Members of Congress Ee ceive a Shook. LITTLEFIELD BILL IS THE ADMINISTRATION MEASURE. The added power and functions which It is the desire of the'-administration to give to the Interstate commerce commission, before that body is transferred to the department of commerce, are embodied In a bill which Representative Little- field has Just reported on behalf of the subcommittee, to the whole of the house Judiciary committee. The bill has been drawn with the advice of Attorney General Knox and embodies all the features of trust legislation which bear the administra- tion approval. These features are: FirstPublicity, together with the necessary machinery for attain- ing the same. SecondMore effective provisions against giving and taking of re- bates by and from common carriers. ThirdProhibiting predatory competitionthat. Is the sending o' manufactured goods from one locality Into another locality where they compete ruinously with local industry. FourthMaking the common carrier an Instrumentality for enforc- ing the prohibitions of the Sherman anti-trust law. pjfthInvoking the Injunction writ to compel Immediate com- pliance with regulative statutes. These are the points of the bill which have been perfected by the house ju- diciary committee. It Is "the administration bill" in every sense of the word. It consolidates In one measure the features of the two so-called "Knox bills," the measures which were handed to Representative Jenkins. The president has been led to believe that he could secure the passage in the house of a bill like this one of Littlefield's. The program has been to put it through the house, and then through the senate, fitting it Into the department of commerce law at the proper time. The interests opposing trust legislation have directed their persuasive labors chiefly upon the senate. In that body the real difficulty will be encountered. The senators who will voice It and the arguments they will use are becoming evi^ dent. The activity of the national board of trade against the department of com- merce bill will be understood when It Is remembered that the local boards of trade and chambers of commerce making up this national body are close to the railroads and In an Important sense under railroad control. In Kansas City this body is dominated by the big packing houses, which It.Is understood have been enjoying se- cret rebates for years. In St. Louis the cotton and tobacco interests exercise a con- trolling Influence over It. These Interest's, like the packing interests, must hav* favorable rates In order to do business. ' Through these trade organizations, therefore, the railroads, and the trusts which are close to them, are bringing-pressure to bear on congress against the de- partment Of commerce bill and the president's plans for the solution of the trust problem. It Is a pretty game, and may be watched with Interest and profit by all .students of politics.: . .:..'=. '"''.-' '::- "'v ,''..X.'y^-..'' ', '-\ '"/ - GRIM HUMOR OF THE ELKINS BILL.,* ''_. Meanwhile, the Elklns bill continues to act the part of a "ghost" in the senate. Its real purpose being that of obstruction and delay at the proper moment, should the president's plan seem dangerously near being carried out by appropriate legis- lation. The attitude which the trusts assume In the Elklns bill of being them- selves "trust busters" is enough to bring a smile to the face of a cigar Indian. I t will be Impossible for Intelligent men to take this Elklns bill seriously. But there is plenty that Is serious connected with the efforts being made to prevent the pres- ident from bringing about what the whole country Is so vehemently demanding. ^'W-. W. W. Jermane. THIS IS AWFTH. From The Journal Bureau, Boom 45, Post Build ing-, Washington.- Washington, Jan.' 23.Southern society was 'outraged" against last night at the White House, when two negro couples appeared at the official reception to the supreme court. To-day southern members 4 of congress are expressing themselves THE SENATE IS THE BATTLEFIELD. x about the matter In language that is un printable in any great family newspaper. Information from official sources is thai inviatlons have for many years been ex tended to colored people whose official positions haye demanded it. Colored members of congress, for instance, hava been on all white house reception lists, even under both Cleveland terms. Ir the past, however, these invitations have not' been accepted, which has led to the Im pression that President Roosevelt had in tituted a new departure socially. Such is not the case. , - -. - . - : " - - - \ * # ! $