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PRICE TWO CENTS. FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, 1903.
FOUND IN RIVER
Ghastly Work of Unknown Murder
ers Is Discovered at Sixth
The Victim Appears to Have Been
Slugged and Sunk in Weighted
: ' Sack.
The Man Appears to Have Been
Karl Carlson of Jersey
Encased in a gunny sack and with a
significant bruise on the head, a body
supposed to be that of Karl Gottfried
Carlson or Adam Johnson, was taken
from the river this morning at Sixth ave
Holes in the bottom of the sack where
the stones which originally weighted it
finally wore their way thru are a further
ominous indication of a dark tragedy. An
other thingon a key ring In the pocket
was found a watch key. There was no
watch on the body and but a nickle in the
pockets so that if robbery was the motive
for a murder the murderers collected their
The body was first seen by some railroad
men, who reported the And to Patrolman
Ring. The coroner was called and the
sack with its ghastly load was removed
from the water. A search of the pockets
revealed a memorandum book with entries
seeming to indicate that the man's name
was Carlson or Johnson and that his
home was at 206 Grand street, Jersey
City, N. J. There was also one other ad
dress in the book, that of Miss Anna
Johnson, 382 B Tenth street, St. Paul.
Inquiry at that address develops the
information that she has recently taken
employment at some other place in St.
Paul. Miss Johnson's half brother said
this afternoon that the only person he
thought might have his half-sister's ad
dress was Olaf Johnson, her brother, who
was coming from Sweden to live in this
country. Hlsar rival was expected al
most any time. He is a young man about
20 years old. Found this afternoon Miss
Johnson said she knew no Karl G. Carl
" The body was in a fair state of preser
Inasmuch as no disappearance had been
reported, it seems probable that Carlson
was one of the vast army of laborers now
streaming thru the city to the harvest
fields. He had the appearance of a la
borer. GORMAN IS
Maryland Senator Says the Demo
crats Can Elect President Roose
Hew York BUB Speoial Service.
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 7.Senator A. P.
Gorman is of the opinion that with a
proper platform and with other favorable
conditions the democratic party can win
the presidency -next year. These views
the Maryland senator discussed in a con
ference at his Howard county home. All
efforts to make him talk of himself as
a possible candidate for the presidential
nomination were adroitly parried. He
declared that he had never considered
himself to the light of a candidate and
that it was yet too early to talk of in
"The policy," he said, "of collecting
from the earnings of the people some
thing like $75,000,000 more than could
be spent, even with the most reckless
extravagance, is an Iniquity and a wrong
which the democratic party should en
deavor to right. Such a policy breeds not
only extravagance, oorruptlon. Th
revision of thy
Cardinal Gibbons Is Admitted to a
Long Private Talk With
Later He Presents to the Pope Of-
- ficials of the American Cath
Pius Expresses Great Interest in
Their Work and Promises
Them His Aid.
Rome, Aug. 7.Cardinal Gibbons was
received by the pope to-day in private
audience. In a lengthy conference Pius
renewed his expressions of interest in
America, already made manifest by his
reception Wednesday to the pilgrims from
the United States. The pope said he
should like to have had the cardinal re
main in Rome for some time in order that
he might become thoroly acquainted with
all questions connected with the United
States, but his holiness did not insist,
being aware, he said, of the cardlnal'3
delicate state of health and his suffering
from hot weather.
In closing the audience, the pontiff
charged Cardinal Gibbons to carry the
apostolic benediction to all the faithful
After his private audience, Cardinal
Gibbons presented to the pope Rev. Den
nis R. O'Connell, rector, and Father
Charles P. Grannan, professor of theol
ogy at the Catholic university at Wash
ington, and Father P. C. Gavan, the car
dinal's secretary. The pope spoke most
affably to each and said to Rector O'Con
nell that he knew the importance of the
Catholic university at Washington and
would do all possible to further its inter
ests and prestige.
There Was No Lobbying.
New York, Aug. 7.The Rome corre
spondent of the Times, cabling by way of
.London, discredits the "old misconcep
tions" fostered chiefly by the continental
press concerning the oonduct of the sacred
college before and during the celebrations
in the conclave. He recalls the strange
tales of intrigues, counter-intrigues,
private rancors and petty feuds which
were told at the time of the conclave
which elected Leo XIII. and which were
afterward disproved when the true his
tory of the conclave was written and he
says much the same process has been tak
ing place during the conclave of Pius X.
As it is useless to protest, the cor
respondent says in conclusion, one must
be content to state, the firm conviction
based on the closest and most careful
observations of the recent proceedings
that the conduct of the members of the
sacred college before, during and after the
conclave, was absolutely in accordance
with their high office, their grave respon
sibilities, and the dictates of their re
The Coronation Sunday.
The attention of Rome is now centered
on the solemn coronation ceremony which
is to take place on Sunday, and for which
great 'preparations are making. The
throne of St. Peter, which Pius X. will
occupy, will be surmounted by a canopy
forty feet high. The function will con
sume five hours. The pope has informed
the Vatican officers that he wishes to be
received on the threshold of the basilica
by Cardinal Rampolla, who, as arch priest
of the church, will address the formal
greetings to him.
At the close of the ceremony the pope
will confer his blessing on the people, but
it has not yet been decided whether he
will do so inside the church or from the
balcony looking out on the piazza, where
many hoped he would bestow the benedic
tion the day of his election. It is said
that Plus is favorable to the latter plan,
but that the influence of the Vatican of
ficers is against it on the ground that it
might be interpreted as a recognition of
the present state of affairs in Italy.
The holding of the coronation ceremo
nies in St. Peter's itself represents a con
cession, as in the case of Leo it occurred
in the Sistine chapel. It is expected that
60,000 tickets will be issued for the event,
tarifbutshould, f thereforee ,
be a great issue in the presidential elec
"In order to win the democratic party
must have the confidence of the business
interests of the country. It was that lack
of confidence which lost in 1896 and 1900.
The pledge should be similar to tha one
upon which the democratic party elected
its ticket in 1884."
The South for Gorman.
Washington, Aug. 7.Representative
Meyer of Louisiana, who has arrived
here, In discussing democratic presi
dential candidates said:
"The democrats in the far south are
no'lr demanding a conservative man for
presidential nominee, and Senator Gor
man seems at the present time to be the
choice of all. Just what may happen be
tween now and convention time no man
GUNBOATS ARE SEIZED
Being Built for the MexicanGovern
ment, Sheriff Takes Them
Elirabethport, N. J., Aug. 7.Five ves
sels now being built at the Crescent
shipyards here have been seised by
Sheriff Corliell on a writ of seizure
granted by the supreme court commis
sioner on the application of Frederick
L. Heidritter & Co., timber and lumber
merchants of Elizabeth. The seizure is
made for lumber and other materials fur
nished by the firm and used In the con
struction of the vessels.
The vessels seized are the gunboats
Tampico and Vera Cruz, being built for
the Mexican government the ferry boat
Plainfleld, being constructed for the Cen
tral railroad of New Jersey the steam
yaoht Czarina, for Charles S. Bryan of
New York, and the sidewheel .steamer
Happy Day, building for Charles M.
GOT ALL BALLED UP
Negro Bit Off More Than He Could
New Tork Bun Speoial Serrioe.
New York, Aug. 7.George Johnson, a
I negro waiter at Fort Hamilton, is proud
of his large mouth, and for a small wager
will .put things into it to demonstrate its
- size. Two soldiers from the fort of
fered to bet the colored man $10 he could
not put .two golf balls Into his mouth at
the same time and close his teeth. John
son took the bet and won the money, but
I in doing so sustained a double disloca
j tlon of the lower jaw. ^ - (,- ,r
REFORMERS ABE SAFE
Great Britain Prevents Their Sur
render for Torture to the
Peking, Aug. 7.It is understood here
that the editor and the staff of the Chinese
reform newspaper, Supao, published at
Shanghai, against whom warrants of ar
rest have been issued on the charge of
publishing seditious matter, can be sur
rendered only by the unanimous consent
of the foreign consuls at that port.
This cannot be obtained, as the repre
sentative of Great Britain has been in
structed not to grant his consent.
It'*hfcs been reported here that the for
eigners in Shanghai were organizing to
prevent the surrender of the accused men
by force in case such action had been
Five reformers were arrested In Peking
yesterday, one of them being a brother of
the Nanking viceroy. All gates of the
city are being closely guarded to prevent
the escape of suspects.
Mrs. Conger visited the dowager em
press at the summer palace to-day to
present Miss Augusta Carl, an American
artist from Paris, who is to paint the
dowager empress portraits.
SHEEP KILLED BY HAIL
Terrific Storm in ColoradoHail
Stones Reported to Be Ten
Inches in Length.
Denver, Aug. 7.The storm along the
eastern slope of the Rocky mountains in
Colorado and southern Wyoming Wednes
day night was much more severe than at
first supposed. In some sections the hail
fall was unprecedented. In the neighbor
hood of Greeley and Eaton, in the northern
part of Colorado, chunks of ice measuring
in some instances ten.inches in diameter
fell, and great damage was wrought. Sheep
were struck dead in the corrals, and cattle
and horses were severely injured. Farm
houses and barns were wrecked and crops
wiped out. Near Greeley a man named
Johnson was severely bruised and knocked
unconscious by the hail.
REGULARS DESERT ON MARCH*
Chicago, Aug. 7.Thirty-five of the 240
artillerymen ordered out two weeks ago on a
march of 150 miles, to Camp Douglas, Wis.,
have deserted, according to reports received at
Fort Sheridan. The Eleventh and Twenty
fourth batteries were sent and are expected
to arrive at the camp to-day.
The most powerful automobile ever built
is the Gobron-Brille racing car, having 120
horse-power. ,, .,.,,.... - ,
AT OYSTER BAY
German Ambassador Visits Sagamore
Hill and Presents His Creden
tials to the President.
This Is the First Time Such a Pre
sentation Has Been Made Out
side of Washington.
Oyster Bay, N. T., Aug. 7.Sagamore
Hill, President Roosevelt's country home,
was the scene to-day of an* interesting
ceremony. Baron Speck Von Sternberg,
who has been minister plenipotentiary of
Germany :to the, United States since Am
bassador Von Holleben returned to Eu
rope, and who recently, on the retirement
of Mr. Von Holleben, was elevated to the
rank of ambassador, presented to the
president his credentials as ambassador,
and was received formally in his new
diplomatic rank by President Roosevelt.
Ambassador Von Sternberg arrived in
Oyster Bay at' 10.04 o'clock from New
York. He was received at the station by
BMIWMWWMmWBMWIIHtllWIwmHH Secretary Barnes, representing Presi
dent Roosevelt. Accompanying the am
bassador were Acting Secretary of State
Francis B. Loomis and Colonel Thomas
W. Symons, superintendent of the public
buildings and grounds at Washington,
and the military aide of the president.
Ambassador Von Sternberg, accompan
ied by Colonel Symons was driven to the
residence of J. West Roosevelt, while
Secretary Loomis and Secretary Barnes
proceeded directly to Sagamore HilL
At 11 o'clock Colonel Symons escorted
the ambassador, who was in full court
dress, to Sagamore Hill. There the
formal presentations occurred In the par
lor of the Roosevelt home.
Ambassador von Sternberg laid before
President Roosevelt the letter announcing
the recall of Ambassador Holleben and
his own credentials as successor.
The German ambassador said:
."Mr. President,, by command ot his
majesty, the German emperor, king of
Prussia, my most gracious master, I have
the honor, Mr. President, to place in your
hands a letter of his majesty whereby he
recalls his former ambassador extraordin
ary, and minister plenipotentiary in the
United States of America. I place this,
my credential letter, in your hands with
the assurance that it shall be my most
earnest endeavor to cultivate and develop
the relations of friendship wHTch have so
long existed without the slightest inter
ruption between Germany and the United
States. I trust, Mr. President, that you
will kindly second my efforts and thus
facilitate the fulfilment of my important
President Roosevelt replied as follows:
"Mr. Ambassador: I have much pleas
ure in receiving from your hands the let
ter whereby his majesty, the German em
peror, accredits you as his ambassador
extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary
in the United States of America, in place
of his majesty's former ambassador, Mr.
von Holleben, whose letter of recall you
now deliver to me.
"Your knowledge of the American gov
ernment and people, gained during your
periods of residence here as a diplomatic
resident of Germany, and the pleasant re
lations which have existed between-your
self and the executive officers of this
country, lend added weight to the assur
ance of your desire and endeavor to ad
vance and strengthen the relations of am
ity which have been maintained so long
and unbroken between the United States
and Germany, and will enable you, more
over, to appreciate at its full weight the
reciprocal assurance which I gladly offer
of the equal wish and purpose of this
government to pi-omote In all practicable
ways the fulfilment of your mission."
At the conclusion of the ceremony the
president and Ambassador von Sternberg,
as old friends, chatted animatedly. The
ambassador will be the unofficial guest of
the president until some time to-morrow.
It was stated authoritatively to-day that
the reception by the president of the Ger
man ambassador at Sagamore Hill is not'
to be regarded as a precedent, altho it is
the first time In the history of the coun
try tha\t anU r hasJ
in *7Vr X 1Z -
s credentialsambassadopresidentpresented to th a outside
tJ . -*- * WashHtw_ ,, _
MILES TO ISSUE
He Prepares an Address to the Army
for Use Upon His Re
tirement. " "
This Is His Last Day as Chief of
r Uncle Sam's Boys in
His Successor Is General Young Who
Will Remain in Command
Only One Week. ,
New York Sim Speoial Service.
Washington, Aug. 7.The retirement
from active service of Lieutenant Gen
eral Nelson A.. Miles will be announced at
the war department to-morrow. General
Miles has already prepared a farewell ad
dress to the army which will be issued on
the day of his retirement.
General Miles will be succeeded In rank
ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON TO DATE
and duties by Major General S. M. B.
Young, who will 4fe promoted to be lieu
tenant general and will at the same time
be assigned to the command of the army.
Under the staff bill which became a law
at the last session of congress the general
staff wil come into legal existence Aug. 15.
Upon that date the office of general in
command of the army will cease and in
its place there will be a chief of staff.
Secretary Root has announced the se
lection of General Young to be the first
chief of staff, so that he will have the
honor of serving as the last general com
manding the army and the first chief of
He will fill the first office, however, but
one week, this bBing the interim between
the retirement of General Miles and the
formation of the general staff. Arrange^
ments have already been made at the
war department for the change.
The retirement of General Miles and the
resulting promotions will bring about
some other changes of Importance to the
army. General Miles is at present presi
dent of the board of ordnance and fortifi
cations and his successor will have to be
determined upon by Secretary Root. It is
understood that General Gillespie, chief of
engineers, the second ranking member of
the board, will become the new president
of the board.
BELIEVE'-flER A IITGH
And as They Acted Accordingly Mrs.
Frances Kerwjeski HaB Her
r Neighbors Arested.
New York Sun Special Service.
Chicago, Aug. 7.Mrs. Frances Krew
jeski is said to be a. witch and a weaver
of mysterious spells by some of the resi
dents of Center avenue, near James street.
This has reached her ears and she has
had two of the persons who accuse her
arrested. She also claims that they clip
pieces from her clothing in efforts to
break the supposed, spells which she
weaves. She says that she does not wish
her clothes torn to pieces just to please
some of her superstitious neighbors, and
has applied to Justice Doyle for relief.
Two warrants were taken out for the ar
rest of Frederick Galenski and his wife,
who are said to have caused Mrs. Krew
jeski the most trouble.
Galenski is firm In his belief that the
old woman Is a Witch, and says that she
bewitched his baby and that its limbs
swelled and that a spell was also cast
over his wife, and she only broke it after
clipping a piece out of the shawl the
woman was wearing.
ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE. -
New York, Aug. 7.Michoel Kerrin has
been sentenced to Jail to work out a fine of
|7 and costs in Beacon Falls, Conn., for caus
ing a panic in a rubber factory, where he
assaulted a workman named Stauffer. Kerrin
admitted that he came 3,600 miles to whip
Stauffer, who had challenged him to fight
nine years ago -in the west.
- IN MACEDONIA
Eight Battalions of Turkish Infan
try Have Received Orders to
Take the Field.
Uprising Is Most SeriousPorte
Probably Will Not Employ
Constantinople, Thursday, Aug. 7.
News received here as to the extent of
the Bulgarian revolutionary movement in
the Vellayet of Monastir, Is conflicting. In
consular dispatches from Monastir which
were received this morning the opinion
is expressed that the insurrection broke
out a fortnight earlier than its chiefs in
tended and before the bands were in read
iness, presumably, because the leaders
were disconcerted by the active preven
tive measures adopted by the authorities.
The Bulgarian inhabitants in a number
of villages have fled to the mountains for
refuge. The railways have asked that
the troops guarding the lines be quad
rupled but this would entail the employ-
ment of 20,000 soldiers and in view of the
impoverished treasury the government
will find it difficult to comply with the
In spite of reports to the contrary, it is
confidently believed in well Informed
quarters that the porte in conformity with
its formal declarations will employ only
regular troops to suppress the insurrec
tion as it is well aware how important it
is for Turkey to avoid excesses such, as
certainly would be the outcome of the
employment of the undisciplined Alban
ians or other Irregular soldiers. The dip
lomats here, entertain no doubt that" the
porte will continue its present policy of
fighting the bands with regulars.
Of the eight battalions of infantry de
spatched to Monastir, four will remain at
Monastir, three will occupy the heights
of Peristeri, to the westward of Monastir,
ane one will go to Florin, a town of 11,000
inhabitants, seventeen miles southwest of
Trouble for Armenia.
The porte has sent categorical instruc
tions to the "Valis of the Armenian pro
vinces of Asia Minor, holding them per
sonally responsible for any Kurdish ex
cesses and ordering vigorous measures to
be taken to prevent fighting. The British
vice consul at Bltlls has been ordered to
proceed to Mush, forty miles south of
Brzeroum, where the Armenian
cres by the Kurds and Turks occurred1
1894, to investigate the situation there.
A consular dispatch from Erzeroumsje
ceived here th^ morning says the excite
ment in that district is quieting down,
but that the Vali of Erzeroum reports
that 600 armed Huitchakists from Russian
territory have compelled the Armenians
in the villages-of Sashun Vilayet, also the
scene of Armenian massacres in 1894, to
take refuge in the mountains.
The "Vali has sent four battalions of
troops against the Huitchakists who
escaped to the mountains. The porte has
communicated this information to the
Russian embassy, calling attention to the
fact that the.bands came from Russian
FIX DATE FOR UPRISING
An Active Revolution, It Is Said,
, Will Be Set on Poot in Mac
edonia, August 31.
London, Aug. 7.A news agency dis
patch from Vienna says that the Mace
donian central revolutionary committee
has fixed Aug. 31 as the date for a gen
aral rising and that Boris Sarafoff, one of
the leading Macedonian agitators, has
been appointed commander of the revolu
tionary forces, with Alexleff as his prin
The Mexican government has purchased
a controlling Interest in the National rail
roadone of the two lines from the City I printed In Canada circulates more than
of Mexico to the United States frontier, *JjJ0 000 coptat '.
SCOR E ARE DEA1 X IN
CIRCUS TRAIN WRECK
Two Sections of the Wallace Train Come Into
Collision and the Death List Is Appall-
ingSeveral Fatally Injured.
The Cries of Terrorized Animals Add to the Horror of the SceneEn-
gine and Pour Cars DemolishedTwo Officials of the Grand Trunk
Railway Among the KilledProperty Loss Will Be Enormous.
Durand, Mich., Aug. 7.An air brake
on the second section of Wallace brothers
circus train refused to work in the Grand
Trunk railway yards here early to-day,
causing a collision between the two sec
tions in which twenty-one people were
killed and over a dozen injured. The
JAMES MCCARTHY, trainmaster Grand
Trunk road between Port Huron and Bat
A. W . LARGE, special officer Grand
Trunk, Battle Creek.
JOHN PURCELL, Peru, Ind., boss can
LAFE LARSON. Cambridge, Ohio, six
G. THOMAS, residence unknown, mem
ber of stake and chain gang.
HARRY ST. CLAIR, residence un
known, reserved seat man.
JOHN LEARY, Springfield, III., boss of
ANDREW HOWLAND, New York
state, canvass men.
FRA NK THORP, Dundee, Mich., train
master of circus train.
ROBERT RICE, residence unknown,
GEORGE SMITH, residence unknown,
CHARLES SANDS, Peru, Ind., driver.
JOE WILSON, Pittsburg.
W. J. McCoy, Columbus, Ohio, canvas
man, with side show.
UNKNOWN MAN, driver of band
UNKNOWN MAN, home said to be in
Indianapolis, rider In circus races.
UNKNOWN MAN, home said to be in
Louisville, four-horse driver.
UNKNOWN MAN, four-horse driver.
UNKNOWN MAN, suffocated to death.
Two unidentified men are also dead.at
EDWARD YORK of Terre Haute, Ind.
J&mes S. Foley, special officer Grand
Trunk, Detroit, shoulder dislocated,
Joseph F. Benton, New Milford, Conn.,
W. H. Roe, Armstrong, 111., internal in
Frank Tilley, Rising Sun, Ind., hip dis
located, badly bruised and internal in
Cole. Abfams, Sandusky, Ohio.
Burt McGra'th, Connellville, Ohio.--',-' '
John W. Koons, Bairdstown, Ohio, r
George Bartley, Los Angeles, Cal.
The wreck, according to the engineer
of the second section, was caused by the
failure of the air brakes to work.
Joe Anderson, Evansville, Ind. John
Thompson, Peru, Ind. J. King, Ports
mouth, Ohio C. B. Frisbie, Geneva, Ohio
B. J. Connelly, Emmettsburg, Ohio W.
L. Cone, Dubuque, Iowa J. J. Meadow,
Anderson, S. C. Joseph Patterson, Grand
Prairie, 111. James Coffelmire, Orio, Iowa
C. E. Barker, Hammond, Ind. Joseph
Monks, Vassar, Mich. John Gileber, Bell
aire, Ohio John Collins, Des Moines,
Iowa Stephen Bennett, New York city
George Clough, Trumbull, Ohio J. R.
Stewart, Denver, Col. G. W. Terry, Chi
cago N. Caldwallader, Indianapolis Mar
shall " Nollis, Chicago Henry Coulklin,
Binghamtoii, N. Y.
None 6f the crews of either train was
hurt. At the time the crash occurred
train No. 2 was running probably fifteen
miles an hour.
General Manager F. H. McGuigan of the
Grand Trunk system was on his way from
Chicago to Montreal and arrived at the
scene on a passenger train at 7 a. m. He
Immediately took charge of the work of
clearing the track and caring for the in
jured and dead.
The circus travels in two trains of
about thirty-five cars each. After last
night's exhibition at Charlotte, the two
trains left for Lapeer over the Grand
Trunk road, the second section leaving
a half hour 'after the first. It was 8:45
o'clock when the first section pulled into
the. west end of the Grand Trunk yards
here.. A red light was hung on the rear
car ito stop the second section.
Engineer Propst of Battle Creek, who
was running the engine of the rear train
says he saw this light an dapplied the air
brakes. To his horror it refused to work.
He reversed his engine,, but the momen
tum of the train behind, was too great and
with a crash that aroused all of the town
near the yards, the two trains met. Three
cars of th stationary first section were
TO THE EAST
Ex-Senator Carter Says Montana
Banks Are Doing ItNorth
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Chicago, Aug. 7.The best evidence of
the solid condition of the northwest was
furnished by Former United States Sena
tor T. H. Carter of. Montana at the An
nex last evening, when he said that Mon
tana banks were loaning money on east
"These banks are loaning in Philadel-
phia," he said, "on securities on eastern
properties. The northwest is in splendid
condition. There need be no fear of a
repetition of the disasters of ten years
ago. The northwest stands solidly on its
own basis of production. There are no
inflated conditions there.
"Speculative flurries of Wall street will
not disturb the prosperity of the Dakotas,
Montana and Washington^ The wheat
crop is very satisfactory. Recent rains
have secured" that. The banks have plen
ty of money and business is good."
Sena'tor Carter is giving his time to the
government in connection with the St.
Louis exposition. He is the president of
the United States commission, a positfcm
for which he is strongly equipped by rea
son of his long acquaintance with national
A socialist paper published in Kansas
has half a million circulation another in
Missouri, 50,000, and a magazine now
20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
telescoped and the engine and five ears
of the moving train were demolished*
The' rear car of the first section was a
caboose in which the trainmen were sleep
ing and the next two were filled with
sleeping circus employes. The greatest1
loss of life was in the caboose.
Elephant and Camels Killed.
One of the wrecked cars of the second
section was occupied by five elephants
and several camels. One of the elephants
and two camels were killed outright, while
the other animals and their trainer es
caped. With the exception of this car,,
none of the menagerie was wrecked, the'
other demolished cars containing canvas
or wagons and there was comparatively
little excitement among the wild animals.1
As soon as they recovered from the first
shock, the trainers rushed among tha
cages, quieting the few beasts that were
excited. The elephants in the wrecked
car behaved with surprising calmness and
were led out of the wreck without trouble* -
The scaping steam and screams and
cries of those pinned in the wreck made
a horrifying spectacle in the gray of the
early morning when the trainmen in tha
yards and the aroused townspeople first
reached the scene. Many feared at first
that some of the menagerie had escaped,
as some of the animals could be heard
crying. The fire whistle was immediately)
sounded and the whole town was aroused.
The rescuers could see unfortunates
thru the tangled wreckage and went to
work without waiting for tools to extri
cate them. A wrecking crew is kept in
the yards here and it was on the scene
in a few minutes, bringing tools and
equipment in plenty. All the physicians'
and trained nurses in town were sent for
and those In nearby places were rushed
to the scene on hand cars.
Hotel Becomes Hospital.
The Hotel Richelieu was converted into)
a temporary hospital and scores of vol
unteers with stretchers were in readiness
to carry the injured there as fast as tha ,
rescuers could extricate them. The dead,
many of them so mangled that identifica
tion seemed impossible, were laid on tha
greensward, a ihort distance from the
By 6 o'clock a corps of twelve physician*
was operating on the injured and dress
ing their wounds in the temporary hos*
pital. Four of the injured died at tha -
hospital before 8:30 o'clock. ,
When-the wrecking train crews had
finished'pulling -to^. pieces the tangled-and,
broken cars, seventeen dead men" wire'
lying on the grass awaiting removal to
the morgue. A majority of them were
killed while asleep. The circus perform
ers were on the rear of the moving train
and escaped injury. Wallace brothers say
that their loss will be heavy, but have
yet given no estimate of it. This is the
second wreck that the Wallace shows
have suffered within a month. . -
Engineer Propst, Fireman Color and
Head Brakeman Benedict, who was a'lsor
on the engine of the second section, all
agree that if the brakes had worked as
they ought to - have when the engineer
tried to use them, there would have been*
no collision. Fireman Coler and Brakes
man Benedict, when they saw that a coN
lision could not be averted, jumped. En-*
gineer Propst remained at his post vainly
trying to get the brakes to work until his
train was within less than a hundred feeij
of train No. 1. Then he, too, - jumped "
when death was imminent. He was, oil
course, shaken up, as was the firemaa
and brakeman, but not badly.
Drays Used as Ambulances. .
All the available drays and express
wagon were used for ambulances. Tha
dining room of the Hotel Richelieu was"
used as an operating room by the sur
geons. A score of wives and daughters of
the rescuers volunteered as nurses and
worked with the surgeons all the morn
ing. More than twenty of the injured
were pinned down in the wreckage so
that they had to be chopped and pried
out. Their groans and cries were pitiful
and spurred the wreckers on to redoubled
efforts. It was late in the morning be
fore all had been extricated and removed
to the hospital. All of the animal cars
were unloaded and the cages removed to, J
Edward York died at noon. Fifteen of~
the injured were placed aboard a special
train at noon and will be taken to Harper
hospital in Detroit for treatment. |
The circus people have pitched their
tents and have camped near the scene
of the wreck.
His Only Tear Is That World May,
Be Flooded With His Man
ufactured Gold, r
Hew York Sun Speoial Serrioe.
Philadelphia, Aug. 7.By this time next
year Rudolph M. Hunter expects to be
converting silver Into gold at the rate of
tens of thousands of dollars a day. The
alchemist talked freely of his prospects:
"Some time this fall," he said, "I expect
to build a plant which will cover half a
square and will cost $500,000. When this
plant gets in working order thousands
upon thousands of dollars worth of gold
can be turned out daily.
"Associated with me In this enterprise
are about two dozen of the most promin
ent and the most conservative men in this
city. In the first place, I am n~t going
to have my process patented. Wealthy,
men could then go off to some other coun
try where the patents laws could not be
enforced and set up a plant. It would pay
them to buy ah island and do It.
"The only safeguard we have !- t
manufacture the gold ourselves without
outside help. It can readily be seen whatl
a calamity It would be for the secret to)
become public property.. One dollar'*
worth of silver becomes $40 worth of gold.
The dumping of an enormous output of
gold upon the world might mean a de
rangement of the entire economic fabric.'*.
The deepest depression In the earthy*
ascertained by sounding, is five and si
fourth miles the greatest height, tha
peak of Mount Everest, five and tureei
iourths miles. :_ --J