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all the news of the world and all
Washington happenings for fifty
oentsamonth. This Includes Morn
ing, Evening, and thoSunday Edition.
news, gives fuller accounts, hae
more local news. Is more up-to-date
than any other evening newspaper
published In Washington.
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Telegraphic News Supplied by the Exclusive Service of the United Press and Bennett Cables, Supplemented by the
Associated Press and Special Correspondents Jllore than twice what other local newspapers haife.
Five People Badly Maimed
at Ninth and P Siraefs.
Left ths Track and Rushed Into
a Barber Shop.
Colored Fnmlly Living In the Hear
Portion Scared Out of Their With.
Thoucbt It Wat, nil Earthquuke.
Nobody Wub Hurt Biurine Far
nUlicd Its Own Illumination.
locomotive No. 1302 went -wild In Alex
andria last night, ran amuck in the streets,
and was held up eventually in a barber
hop on Union street. There were no fa
talities, as the accident occurred so late In
the night, In the wholesale section of the
city, which is not Ihely with pedestrians
after but,iue&s hours.
This tlngular accident took place nearly
opposite No. 115 Union street, a two-story
brick building, between King and Prince
treets. The engineer was Fitzgerald and
the fireman Billy Mansfield.
The engine was shirting and when near
this building left the track, and headed
across the cobblestone roadway for the
No. 115 Is occupied by Benjamin Button,
colored, the lower part o f it being a barber
shop The shop had been closed and he
and his mother, wire and four children
were asleep In the back part of the house
They were aroused by a shako to the
building like that of an earthquake. Rush
lng out they found that the engine had
plowed through the street wall, which
was demolished, and fell in piles of
debris over the engine, the blazing head
light of which lighted up the complete
wreck of the front part of the building.
None of the residents of the house was
The entire southwest corner of the front
of the houe was -washed out. The engine
wentfio far Into the house that one of the
windows fell across the smokestack.
The huge machine sank up to the axle of the
driviDg wheels Into the earth.
The cause of the engine leaving the track
Is supposed to be a coupling pin falling
on the frog ora defect in thefrog. Attached
to the engine was a gondola car which was
dragged over the fifty feet excursion trail
made by the engine.
A wreckirg train was 6cnt for 6oon
after the accident and began the work
of extricating the engine from its position
The engine men did not leave it. The
damage to the engine is very slight.
vVllIln in EllN.n'VVnKliinctoiilnii, Killed
"Willie nt "Work.
Pittsburg, Ta., Sept. 17. Wm. Ellis, col
tored, native of Washington, D. C was
killed to-day at Montrose, a suburb of Alle
gheny, while employed at the new water
"While working in a trench, an iron earth
coop was knockedfromltshookonthecrane
and fell on blm.
He died within three hours after the ac
cident. Ellis was an Odd Fellow, and
lived on B street.
Ellis' mother, irs. Harah Ellis, an aged
colored woman, resides nt No. 1210 F
itreet northwest. She was notified last
night of the death of hereon, and will make
preparations to have the body brought to
thlB cltforinterment.
Ho had been In Allegheny City for a
couple of years past, having visited his
mother once or twice in the meantime.
He Docs Not Like Ccv-imiI Kny'n Course
in the Slein Case.-"
Berlin, Sept. 17. Ambassador Runyon ex
presses astonishment that a New Vork
lawjer should consider It expedient in Mr.
Bteln's Interest to cable to the United States
Consul General here, Mr. Charles de Kay,
instructions to use his efforts to get the
Ambassador to exert himself In Uchalf of
Mr. Runyon callsattentlon to the fact that
he docs not take Instructions from Consul
General Do Kay, but from the State De
partment in Washington. Mr. Runyon says
he has done all that can be done in the in
terest of Stein, whose case, by the way,
does not fall In any of its phases within
the provlnceofMr. De Kay.
Tried to Ficht to a FInU.li.
t Margaret Johnson and Rosa Harris, both
colored, engaged In a flghton Twenty -sixth
treet, last night, and were promptly taken
to a patrol box by Policemen O'Donoghue
and O'Brien, but fought In the wagon all
the way to the station. They continued
their "scrap" In the station-house, but were
subdued by three policemen and locked up
for affray.
Black Vomit in Mexico.
Cordoba, Mexico, Sept. 17. rellow fever
And black vomit have appeared here. Ef
fortsare being made to keep the news out ol
the papers.
TTaslilngtoiilaii In New York.
New l'ork.Sept. 17. Thefollo wing Wash
ngtonlans are registered here, to-uight
lose M. Ilurtado, Colombian Minister to the
United States, Is at Plaza Hotel, where he is
being visited by number of friends. Other
arrivals: Dr. J. II. Brinks, H. E. Brook.-,
E. S. Carroll, E. C. Clark, A. S. Dunham.
E. G. Stoddard , Astor; M. Cohen, Normandie;
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Fuller. Albemarle: Mr.
and Mrs J. II. Jackson, Devonshire; Mrs.
Madison, W B. Clements, Marlborough; Mrs
Hcllen, Metropolc; W. F. Singer, New Am
tcrdam; L. Mi Tailor, Jr., J. Strasburger,
0. B. Churchill, M. Djrenforth, buyerfor M.
Dyrcnforth & Co., Imperial; J. M. Brown.
St. James; J. T. Dcvine, Grand; Mrs. C. W.
Harris, Windsor; J. F. Murphy, St. Cloud; J.
Whinny, Plaza; Mrs. J. Sevier, Miss Dodge,
W. C. Ro we, Bartholdl; n. K. Earle, Holland;
W. J. Graham, Everett; Mrs. G. E. Harris,
Belvldere; Mrs. G. WvBeIllg, Gcrlach; R.
fV. Ryan, H. H. Thompson, B. Hudson, E.
G. Metealf, Mrs. M. J. Howe, Contlental;
Miss L. McGllI and Mrs. J. C. Nourse,
buyers for Woodward & Lotbrop, St. Denis;
Mrs. Charles C. Glover, Miss Glover, Master
Glover, nurse and maid, rifth Avenue.
Belgian Troops Meet With Ee
pulses From the Natives.
Englishmen Murdered and Captnln
Bauson and His Escort of Sixty
Wiped Out.
London, Sept. 17. Private letters, which
have been received here from the Congo
Free State, say that affairs there are in a
condition verging upon anarchy.
Encounters between Belgian forces and
natives, which have been represented in
official dispatches as resaltlngln Belgian
reverses .
. It is reported that two Englishmen travel
ing in tho Congo Free State have lipen mur
dered and eatcu by natives. A Belgian
expedition, under Lieut. Franqulr, was
attacked by natives on February 11.
Tho soldiers hastily formed themselves
lntoa hollo wsquare.upon which thenatlves
rushed with such overw helming force that
the Belgians were put to rout wlthiu ten
4iinutcs .
. 3hortlyuftcrvardsit became known, ac
cording to the correspondence alluded to,
that a native chief, named Ndoruma, had
massacred Capt. nansen and the whole of
his escort, numbering sixty people.
Knoxvllle Elaborately .Decornlod and
Mnny Thousand Fresent.
Knoxvllle, Tcnn., Sept. 17. Fifteen
thousand people from a distance witnessed
the grand parade to day given in honor of
the battlefield encampment of the Sons
of Veterans.
The parade moved promptly atlO oVlock
from North Knoxvllle. Copt. William Rule,
editor of tho Journal, was chief marshal;
Capt. Alex. Allison, chief of staff, and
promlnentcllizcns chief marshals and aides.
The city was elaborately decorated.
The parade was the largest and most Im
posing event witnessed in Knoxvillc.
Among the men of national Importance
who participated were Govs. McKInley,
Ohio; Woodbury, Vermont; Upham, of Wis
consin, and Past Commander-in-Chief Law
ler, of the G. A. K. All were accompanied
by their staffs.
Receptions were tendered the governors
tills afternoon and they left tonight for
Chattanooga to attend the Cblckamauga
Park dedication.
Chief Justlco Hold There In No Law
AcjiUnst Frlze Fights.
Dallas, Tex., Sept. 17. After two days
consumed iu argument on the habeas corpus
bearing of Jesse Clark, charged with "prize
fighting. Chief Justice J. II. Hurt, of the
court of criminal appeals, decided this
afternoon that the criminal code was
wholly inoperative. The court said:
"It was 1 who first suggested to make
prize fighting a felony. I wantcbVthe State
of Texas to take an advanced stand on the
subject, which I regarded as the most
brutal of acts. But my private opinion
has nothing to do with the law.
"I do not believe that under the provi
sions of our statutes or the well settled
rule of construction this man has violated
a law that has been so plainly written
that he is responsible for It, anj I
shall discharge him. I will give my rea
sons hereafter In writing."
In a Speech nt Annapolis Ho Hlnhts
the Political IliiiRS.
Annapolis, Md., Sept. 17. Mr. John E.
Hurst, the Democratic candidate for Gover
nor", to night made his first speech since his
nomination and was greeted by a largo
crowd in front of the Old City Hotel.
The speaker took strong grounds In favor
of reassessment, and pledged himself to
act In accord with the will or the people as
It may be expressed through their represen
tatives in thegencral assembly.
Mr. Hurst also said that as Govornort
should ho be elected, he would be entirely
Independent of rings, cliques or party ma
chines. He indignantly denied the oft
ropeatcd assertion that he was a Gorman
Basin machine candidate.
"Will Ficht Cholera Together.
San Francisco, Sept. 17. Members of
State, Oakland, and San Francisco boards
of health and the United States health
officer met with the mayor to day and
adopted resolutions agreeing to act In
concert for the prevention of cholera.
Fntality at a Bull Fight.
City of Mexico, Sept. 17. Two men were
tilled and five Injured at a bull fight at
Eawangcl yesterday on account of a floor
glvlnc away. Sawangel Is a pretty su
burban town, the favorite rainy season
resort flt the aristocracy
Only to Be Menaced by
J. A. Goode Swallowed the Con
tents of Two Bottles.
Be Was Anxious to Sllllfflo Off Had
Ilnbits, Financial Straits, and
Despondency "e Cuin-cs Tho At
tempted Suicide Occurred Last Mon
day, und Doctors Hmo'Workeds.liice.
J. Allison Goode, a brlckworkcr, residing
at No. 1019 Sixth street northeast, with
his broUier-ln law, Mr. J. W. Bruughton,
attempted to end his life Monday about
noon by swallowing two ounces of lauda
num. In snjte of prompt and unremitting
medical attention he 1b Ellll in a very seri
ous condition.
Goode has been a hard drinker for about
a year, according to his neighbors, and al
though he has been working at good wages,
be has been In financial difficulties on ac
count of his habits. Lately he has grown
very despondent over the condition of
affairs, and to. this the attempted suicid
Is due.
A short time ago hesuggwted to his wife
that they break up housekeeping and Bhe
go to live with her mother, Mrs. J. F.
Brougbton, at No. 627 Third street north
He said be would board elsewhere until
he could straighten out his financial af
fairs. She assented and went to ber moth
er's, while he secured board at the home
of his brotler-In law. J
Monday afternoon Goode was seen lean
ing out of the second-story window of the
house, talking to a boy, to whom he
dropped a small bottle. It developed that
be bad sent the lad to a neighboring drug
store to get some laudanum.
The boy returned in a few minutes and
announced that they had refused to sell
any of the liquid to blm, whereupon Goode
flew into a rage.
He rushed down stairs, and exclaiming
"Well, I'll get It, then," ran out doors and
went to the drug store. When he returned
ho went up to his room, nnd the boy commu
nicated the facts to the family.
They Immediately suspected something
wrong, and going upstairs found that he
had swallowed the contents of the two
A telephone message was at once sent
to tho Second precinct, and the ambulance,
with a couple of policemen, was sent to
the house. Immediately after that a couple
of physicians arrived, and the family then
refused to allow the police to move Goode,
and said that a mistake had been made.
The ambulance thereupon returned to the
station house, the phjsicians remaining to
work on the man. When representatives
of the press called at the houso they were
Informed that thescare was simply theresult
of an attempt on Goode's part to frighten
his sister, and that he had not In reality
taken any laudanum.
ItissaldthatGoodelsindebttohis mother,
Mrs. M. T. Tucker, for a grocery bill
amounting to about $100, and that he
recently gave her a horse to settle the bill.
Just prior tot the attempt to kill himself,
however, the mother called and gave him
a lecture on his extravagance, and this Is
thought to have increased his despondency.
Goode's condition was still serious last
night, but It Is not thought thattt will result
Dr. John Alexander Grnham Passes
Awny at Lexington.
(Special to The Times.)
Rlchmond.-Va , Sept. 17. A special
from Lexington, Yn., announces tho death
of Dr. John Alexander Graham, the
wealthiest and one of the rnoEt prominent
men In Rockbridge county.
For many years be' was surgeon In the
Yirginia Military Institute Corps of
Cadets and Washington and Lee University,
and also bad a large practice in and around
He wasoneofthemostemlncnt physicians
In the Slate. He was chief surgeon in the
army of Northern Virginia during the
Shot Into the Croud.
Huntington, W. Ta., Sept. 17. A shoot
ing affray to-night at a dance is reported
from the Big Sandy side of Wayne county,
south of this city. Jink Thompson became
Incensed at some parties and getting a
Wlnchcstcrshot into a crowd. John Chaff In
was shot In the bowels and will die, and
Jennie Parks, a young lady, was wounded
In the hips and is in a dangerous conditio"
Dangerous Speed In
Gibara, One of the Strongest North
ern Cities, Besieged by Patriots.
Two Men-of-War and Eight Thousand
Soldiers Gunrd It, Hat Its Loss
teems Certain.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 17. The British
steamer Taf f , Just in at tills port ffom Cuba
September lO.brlngBnewsof aserlousstate
of affairsat Bancs, tbemostlraportantfrult
port on the northern Coast.
The Taff reports that Banes has been
tnacuated by the Spaularda after a feeble
resistance, that the entire northern section
of the island Is In tbe hands of the insur
Cents, and Gibara Itself, which is one of the
strongest and best fortified cities on tbe
coast, is in a pcril6us position, although
theSpaniardshave between 7,000 anilg.OOO
soldiers at this point and two men-of-war
In tbo harbor.
As soon as the relicts found themselves
In possession of Banes, they cut all tele
graph and telephone wires end at once
began to IrbrassQtbara.andtheciinunander
of the fort tras-expeclliig .an open attack
at any moment1' '
The officers of the Tcff say that the
whole country is up In arms, and that every
body favors the rebels. Only boys were
left in tbe port of Banes to load nnd unload
tbe vesscli. The rest ot the malo popula
tion bad Joined the rebel ranks.
There was a rumor at Banes and Gibara
when the Taff left thosfc places that the
Brazilian rebel admiral, Melo, was ex
pected any day with a war vessel and
COO men to aid the Insurgents, nnd one of
the officers f the Taff, who saw Mello
bombard TUo, says tbat.there is evidently
some good ground for tbe rumor, and he
further says that Mello can whip the
Spanish gunboats with even an ordinary
Turks Frightened, Over the Move
ments of the British Minister.
London, Sept. 18. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Constantinople says that
the British minister's yacht has been under
steam for the last twenty four hours await
ing dispatches for the fleet.
Great apprehension Is felt among tho
Wants Factious Refugees Sent Away
and Disbands Ills Army.
New York, Sept-17. Panama, Colombia,
via Galveston, Tex.," Sept. 17 .Gen.
Alfaro sends to-day from Quito, Equador,
the following statement for the Herald
over his own signature:
"To the Editor of the nerald: After tbe
the dlslodgmcnt of the enemy from this
I hope that the same thing will be
done to the factious refugees who still
remain. In Tulcan thOj Liberal cause pre
vails among tbe people. In Ecuador I
have already begun to disband the army.
"Supreme Chief 6f the Republic"
Sherman's Friends Are In not Fursuit
of His Murderer.
Central City, W. Vn., Sept. 17 Henry
nnd Elliott Ncstcr, a railroad man,
foughj; last night nt the former's place of
Sherman was shot twice In the abdomen
and once In the left breast, causing Instant
death. Botharewell-knownandexcitement
Is great.
Nester crossed the .river into Kentucky
and is still at large. Sherman's friends atf
in pursuit.
Meeting ot SoerclRn Grand Lodge
nt Atlantic City.
Atlantic City, Nj J., Sept. 17. Tho prin
cipal feature of the second days' session
ot the Sovereign Grand Lodgo ot Odd
Fellows was the grand parade, which was
held this nftcrnoon, with over 6,000 men
In line.
The streets were literally thronged with
visitors, who were so thick that the trolley
cars were compelled to suspend operations
whllethe parade waslnmotion. -
The business sesslonjwas called to order
on life Ocean tier at,9 o'clock this morning
by Grand SJro J.- Vfl Stebblnsr. Theroll
Underground Traction ?
Passengers on a Trolley Car
Escaped a Horrible Death.
Brake Was Out ot Gear and the Car
Sped Like Lightning Down tho In
cline Near Brookland Terrific
Crush anil Glare of Electric Llsht.
Three "Were Injured nnd Shocked.
One of the Eckington trolley cars rushed
at rull speed last night about 10 o'clock
Into the bumper at Brookland with a
crash and blaze of electric light that were
beard and seen for a long distance. The
front -part of the car was demolished.
Its structure as far back as tbe fourth
scat having been shivered into splinters,
and tbe strong Iron framework torn and
twisted beyond recognition.
Tho Injured are;
C. ADERBACH, of No. 1209 Sixth,
street northwest, shcoked and painfully
MRS. C. ADERBACH, bruised and'
Unknown Brookland lady, not seriously
By a fortunate circumstance there were
only four passengers on the car Mr. George
Adolpho Dcsscz, the architect, at No. 1421
F street northwest; Mr. and Mrs. C. Aucr
bach, of No. 1200 Sixth street northwest,
and a Brookland lady, whose name tould
not be ascertained. Mr. Dcssez was on the
fourth seat from tbo front, Mr. and Mrs.
Auerbach were on tbe second seat from
the rear, nnd tbe Brookland lady on the
third seat from the rear.
The olbcrs on the car were Motorman
Ecitch and Conductor Chamberlain. Mr.
Desscz Jumped when he saw that a crash
was Inevitable. The other passengers were
not conscious of any danger, except the tre
mendous rnte of speed at which the car
was bowling down grade. These passen
gers did not Jump, and it Is perhaps best
that they did not, for at the down grado
velocity the ladles would have been badly
From the best accounts obtainable It ap
pears that the car was being propelled at a
moderate rate of speed up the hill, on the
Brookland bide ot which Is the bumper, a
strongly built obstruction ot heavy timbers,
at the terminus ot the road. Passing the
crest ot the bill tho car dropped its fender.
This was replaced and Motorman Kcltcb
carefully adjusted the brake. Starting
down bill Mr. Keitch, as usual, began to
tighten tbebrake, bjt the tpeed nevertheless
Increased, and soon the car became un
manageable. It plunged down thes,teep in
cline at a tremendous rate ot speed.
Motorman Keitch stuck to tbe brake to
within a few feet of tbe bumper, and then
Jumped for his life.
Conductor Chamberlain also Jumped and
Just before then Mr. Dorsey Jumped. None
of those who remained were seriously
hurt, but they were terribly shocked, and
suffered painful Injuries by being thrown
against the scats in front of them. The
wrecked car was dragged back to the
power house. The ground around the
bumper was strewn with splintered wood-
A citizen who was in line with the
bumper nearly a mile and a half away, said
that he heard the crash, and took it tor
an explosion of dynamite. He first saw
the electric name, which was like a blinding
flash of llghining, and he said the blue
light quivered for fully thirty seconds.
The Brookland lady is reported to havesat
down on the platform ror some minutes in
a dazed condition.
Mr.Desez nnd tho-citizens of Brookland
who knew of the circumstances are high in
their praise ot Motorman Keitch.
Tho men on the line explain the accident
In two ways: Either the brake broke, or
the motoraun tried to stop the car with Hie
brake, forgetting that the current had not
been turned off. Itlsnotknownwhatactloa
tho company will take with the employes.
Spoke for Women's Itlsl'ts.
Columbia, 8. 0., Sept. 17. Tbe consti
tutional convention to night was addressed,
by Miss Laura May, ot Kentucky, a
distinguished woman suffragist, and Mrs.
Virginia Young and Mrs. Viola Ncblett,
president and vice president of the South
Carolina Equal Rights Association, In
behalf of woman suffrage.
Held TJp u Barkeeper.
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 17. P. D. Chris
tian, thought to be a tobaccodrummer, from.
Lynchburg, Va., held up a saloon-keeper, at
the pistol's point-to-day and too'k $5 from
him. He then ran and was only captured
after a cbaseot-more than a mile. He Isbe
Ucved to be Insane from theeffects of liquor.
Serious Collision at Garfield
Monument Narrowly Averted.
It Had Tried to Get on tho George
town Line Tracks in Advance of
a Cable Trnin The Gripman Pre
vented a Smash-T7i by Quickly l'ut
tiiiii on Brakes Nouody Burt.
The eagerness of a gripman on a Wash
ington nnd Georgetown cable train and a
driver ota Beltlinccar tuget ahead of one
another In rounding the curve at Garfield
monument and taking tbe lead nntbenurth
track, came very near causing a serious col
lision about 7:30 o'clock last night.
It was a narrow escape from a very
terlouj accident.
Gripman and -driver had both stopped
theft cars south of the monument before
rounding tbe curve. As If animated by the
spirit of pencrscness, they botb started
again at very nearly the same time. Celt
line driver got the advantage of cable car
It was not much, but enough to get Just
ahead of thecable train. Jastasitwasabout
to enter the cable track the grip car was
right upon It. A coIllEion was Inevitable,
but the prospect ot such a one cooled the
grlpman's zeal. He put on both track and
wheel brakes as quickly and as bard as he
could, and succeeded in preventing a severe
The Belt car did not, however, escape en
tirely without injury, for its running board
was smashed into kindling wood. Fortu
nately the patscngers in neither car suf
fered injury, but all were frightened and
glad they got off so easy.
New York Avenue Entirely Free From
the Trolley Nuisance.
The last of the trolley poles within the
city limits were removed late yesterday
afternoon, thus ending practically the
opposition ot Tho Times IS" the nuisance.
Two poles have been left standing on
tills side of the Baltimore nnd Ohio railroad
track in order to make the connection on
this sldo so that the horse cars will not be
obliged to cros the railway tracks.
There is nothing on New York avenue now
to indicate that trolley poles wcreeverthere,
except the piles of monumental cobble
stones which have bi-en used to fill tho
graes of tlie law offenders against any
defiers of the law.
New York avenue has resumed the metro
politan appearance It bad before the un
sightly poles marred Its beauty.- The
citizens along the line are not likely to
protest. Inasmuch as they are aware that
the trip Into thcburbs.is Just nspussib'e
on the trolley now as eier. There are
but a few minutes consumed in goirg on
the hore cars from Fifth street to lift
Boundary, where the trolley now begins.
As a matter of fact, people coming In
from the country who wanted to get into
fte downtown part ot the city always
transferred at riflh street and New York
avenue, because there was no advantage In
going via. the trolley to Secnlh street,
ticre being no transfer there. From Fifth
to Seventh street was what might be called
a trolley appendicitis.
Thirty years from now people, who want
to know about the ancient trolley on New
Tort avenue, and who would like to read
"Who Killed Cock Uobbln up to Date,"
will rerer to the files of The Times from
July 1st, 1895, to September lClh, 1895
The history of theflve years in which noth
ing was done and In which the trolley waS
the master of the sltuatloncan be read
lnthelllesof other Washington papers.
Marine Bund Concert.
T' fi ilov. ic rror.i: t..c i 'M be played
at the C.ipltol Grounds tills evening, bcgln
Ing at -1:40 o'clock:
Mjrch, "Honeymoon," Rosey. Overture,
"Pique Dame," Suppe. Waltz. "Vienna
Beauties," Ztehrcr, by request. Grand
selections, "Reminiscences ot Ireland,"
Godfrey, n, Gaolte, "Flirting," and b,
march, "Evening Star," Fanciulll. Sin
toiiM, "Cleopatra," Manclnelll. Selec
tions, "Robin Hood," De Kovcn. Patrol.
'Tasslng Revmw," Dodwortii. "Hail Co
lumbia," Fylcs.
District ot Columbia, Maryland and
Virginia, generally fair during the day but
with increasing cloudiness; continued warm
and Hghtvarlablc winds. '
. '
Do you want boardera? Times "Want
"Ads" bring them.
Collision Made Serious by Trol
ley's Dangerous Speed.
The Belt Lino Car Attempted to Cross
and Wai Bun Into by the NlnUx
Street Electrlo Vehicle, "Whlob
Came at a Terrific Bate of Spoed
and Without "Warning or Slowing
TJp Passengers Were Hurled In
Ewry Direction and Covered "With,
the Debris From tho "Wrecked Belt
Line Car Three Ambulances Quick,
ly Summoned, Which Conveyed tho
Injured to Hospitals and Home
A loud crash at Ninth and P atrMts
early last night called a crowd from every
direction for half a dozen blocks. It wai
caused by a Belt line car which had been
run down by a Ninth street electric trai
Five persons were dangerously hurt. Tea
names are:
C. W. I1AMMET, driver. No. 902 Florid
avenue, dangerous Injuries about head
and shoulders.
JOSEPH LEWIS, colored, 101G Fourth.
street northwest; lacerations and con
tusions on head and face.
MRS. MILLIE MOSE3Y, colored. No.
444 Ridge street northwest; Injuries t
spine; cut on head.
MISS F. H. GATES, Chicago; living at
the Raleigh; cut in bead end face and
badly bruised foot.
MISS LOCKWOOD, Chicago; severely cut
and bruised.
The verdict of nearly all ho saw what
happened placed the blame at the door
of the "Ninth street line The speed at
which trains on this mad are run In thl
section nt tbe city makes proper guard
against such an accident almost impossible.
It was 7:15 p. m. and Just after dark,
when torse car No. 2S, with C. W. Hammer,
driver, and W. Mathews, conductor, cams
west on P street with eight passengers. At
tbe same moment a Ninth street train with,
motor-car No. 28, under Mortorman R. J.
Peters, came flying north, bent on makinjr
time to tbe end ot the road.
There, was a sharp report.asof dynamite,
then a low grinding sound as the horse car
was dragged north sixty to seventy feet
before the motor could be stopped.
The Belt line car was struct about ths
center and dashed Into the curb near Ham
Ilne Church. The occupanU were thrown
upon tbe street In all directions, caught
under tho wreckage of broken timbers and
gearing and horses as It was rolU-d swiftly
along the street.
It seemed a marvel several were no
killed outright.
Passengers oa tbe electric car were
thrown from their seats anif badly Jarred
bat nobody was seriously hurt.
As soon as the moving wreck cam.
to a stand dozens gathered, ready to help
and expecting to take out two or threa
dead bodies.
Tho horses extricated themselves firs)
and were led limping away to the stables.
Then Mr.nanimct was carried into Uiley'l
drug store nt the corner, and In a few mo
ments carriedinthepatrolwagoatohlsboma
where he was attended by Dr. Barker,
physician of the Belt Line.
Miss Gates and Ms Lockwood were
picked up on Ninth, near P, and carried Into
3io drug store where they were able to glvo
their names and tell that they were stopping
at the Raleigh. A carriage was called and
dressed their wounds.
Joseph Lewis and Mrs. Millie Moscby
were placed in the Freedman's ambulance
and carried to the hospital, where they
wcrentterded by the staff. Lewis was cu, -over
the eye, but was able to walk home.
When he got there he fell into a stupor
within an hour, from which he could not bo
roused to make a statement. Mrs. Moseby
was cut on the bead and injured In the
spine. She remained at tbe hospital over
night, and It is feared ber Injuries aio
serious. It cot fatal.
Dr. Anton Coc, of Ninth and Q streets.,
and Dr. B. H. Smart, of Ninth and P, were
upon tlie ground within n few minutes after
tho accident and rendered valuable asslsV
ance Immediately.
Opinions differ a little as to the ringing
of tho clctrlc car bell, but not regarding
the speed of the car.
F. W. Clements, No. 923 Westminster
street, was on the clctrlc car with his wife
and child and said they were thrown vio
lently from their places. He thought the
bell rang. ,
B A. Kins, carpenter, No. 911 Eighth
street, who was on tbe electric car, said
the train was close upon the horse car bef oro
he heard the bclL
James II Foresythe, Ninth street, near
P, heard no r'-gicg.
F. C. Roche. No. 447 P street, thought
his wife was lu the wreck. He heard a
report like that of blasting, and hurtled
to the scene. He was told the car was
running very fast.
Mr. Marr, southeast corner Ninth and V,
said the car was running at a high rate; ho
heard no bell till the motor was a few rce
from the Belt Line car. '
Misi Emma King, No. 912 Florida ave
nue, said the gripman appe'd to hav
lost control and did not ring the bell
till the horse car was on the electtlt
Continued, on Fooxttt rage.
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