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CHIcAGO, April 10.—OUne of the sad
dest of the :nnumerable railroad disas
ters which have occurred near Chicago
took place early this morning at Lo
renzo, 111. The victims are eight in
number, including a bride that was to
be and her betrothed husband. Lo
renzo, the scene of tiie horror, is a
little hamlet. 57 miles out on the Chi
cago, Santa Fe and California Railroad.
During a fog an extra freight traln ran
into the rear of the regular No. 2
California passenger train, east bound,
at 4.23 A. M,, smashing to bitsa private
coach, letting not a single one of the
occupants escape. Four people were
killed and four others seriously in
jured. The killed are:
Henry Robert Hartt, the 15-year old
son of J. L, Hartt, of Boston, Massa
Miss Alice Winslow, of Brookline,
Mass., niece of J. L. Hartt and the
flancee of Henry W. Lamb, who was
seriously injured,
Harry Herring (colored), porter,
resident of Los Angeles, Cal.
Thomas Smith, colored, cook, a resi
dent of Los Angeles,
The seriously injured are:
~J. L. Hartt, of Boston, Director ot
‘the Chicago, Kansas and Western Rail
‘road, a branch of the Sauta Fe system,
'badly burned about the feet, legs, arms
and head.
~ Mrs. J. L. Hartt, the former’s wife,
whose ir juries are similar,
.~ Henry W. Lamb, of Brookline,
‘Massachusetts, seriously scalded about
the arms and head.
P. L. Palmer, brakeman of the
freight train, serlously scalded.
Henry W. Fauikner, of Detroit,
'who was a passenger on .the wrgeked
‘train, thus deseribed Mr. Liiab’s grief
‘at hearing of the death of his be
trothed: *‘l was in the sleeper ‘Santa
~Anna,’” said Mr. Faulkner, “*when 1
was awakened, doubled up in my
‘berth, and I feel now 1. ke 1 had been
broken in two, J could hear a predl
gious uproar outside and the sound of
escaping steam., I dressed as fast as 1
could and got outside. Some of the
train men and passengers were at work
in the wreck and pulled out a young
‘man, whbose name I afterward heard
was Lamb, He was groaning pitifully.
I got a mattress from the sleeper
and we lifted him to it as gently
as we couid, *‘Oh! where is Allie?”
said he, rising up suddenly. Just then
two men passed by with the body of a
‘woman. Lamb caught sight of her
face by the light of a lantern. °‘Oh,
God, it is Allie,” he screamed, and then
he dropped back on the mattress in a
faint. I was In the car with the
wounded on our way to the city, and
;every once n a while I could hear
Lamb, poor fellow, moaning the name
of Allie, Allie,” The train bearing the
[ injured came into the Dearborn Station,
Chicago, at 9.20. The officials ef the
’railtoad had prepared everything for
‘the reception. Anambulance and toree
police patrol wagons were at the depot
‘and as tenderly as possible bore
‘the four injured persons who were
'on the train tuv the Mercy Hospital,
'The police with difficulty repressed a
crowd of 300 or 400 people who jostled
‘and pushed each other to see the sor
‘rowful sight of human beings scalded.
The diagnosis at the hospital showed
that Mr, Hartt’s legs, right arm ana
face were grievously scalded. Mrs,
Hartt’s injuries are almost identical,
although she has, in addition, a large
burn on the abdomen. Mr, Lamb’s
legs, face and bands are very badly
burned. The injuries of brakeman
Palmer are very similar, The other in
jured trainmen were cared for at Loren
zo. Dr. Winfield Hall, of the hospital
ataff, says the injuries of Mr. and Mts.
Hartt are dangerous. There 18
eongestion of the internal organs, and
he fears that pneumonia, no uncommon
sequence of revere scalds, may set in,
The cases of Lamb and Palmer are by
po meauns seriows. Dr. J. J. Ransom,
the Chief of the Medical Department
of the Santa Fe Railroad, takes a more
hopeful view. He made a thorough
examination of Mr. and Mrs, Hartt,
and thinksthe recovery of both assured
unless there be unusual deveiopments
pnot indicated by present condition. The
victims are all under the influence of
morphine, and visitors are strictly exy
Mr. Hartt, when brought to jthe
hospital, was but vagaely aware the
death of bis son, not being sufficiently
conscious to realize what had happened.
He talked incoherently of h ¥, and
at intervals called hiy Mrs,
Dartt does not know son is
dead. Mr. Jobn F. heavy
capitalist, and one of nown
directors of the U and
Western. Mrs, Hartt is a sister of
Albert W. Nickerson, the wealthy
‘railroad man of Boston, and director
of the Santa Fe, Mr. and Mrs. Hartt
‘Started on their Western trip about
two monthsago.
In their party were their son Robert,
Mr. Henry W. Lamb, a young business
man of Brookline, Mass,, 28 years old,
and Mias Alice Winslow, a cousin of
Mrs. Hartt., Miss Winslow was a
bright, pretty girl of 22. Robert Hartt
had turned 17 and was preparing for
college. He was to enter the freshman
class at Hartford next September. The
ill fated passenger train was due at
Lorenzo at exactly 423 o’clock and
‘'was on time. The train following,
kpown as an ‘‘extra,’” was running
wild under orders to keep five or ten
'minutes behind the passenger. It was
in charge of Conductor Hughes
and Eongineer Converse. The crew
of the freight train eclaim that the
dense fog prevented them from seeing
how near they were to Lorenzo, or
from catching sight of the rear lights
of the passenger. Hughes acknowl
edged that be Knew the passenger was
just due at Lorenzo at the time of the
collision, but though he was three or
four minutes behind. The rear coach
of the passenger train was the private
car of the officers of the California
Central Railroad, No 98, and was
‘occupied by Mr, Hartt and party. All
'were soundly sleeping when the fatal
' crash came. The passenger had stopped
‘only a moment at Lorenzo and was
pulling out when the freight rushed
down upon it. The engine of the
freight telescoped the private car and
crushed into the rear platform of the
Pullman car Santa Anna, just ahead.
and wrecked the engine. The engineer
and fireman of the treight escaped by
jomping from the cab. Brakeman
Palmer, who was riding on the cab, fell
beueath it and was badly scalded by
escaping steam before he could exirl
cate himself through the cab window.
Miss Winsiow, Robert Hartt, the
porter and the cook were Killed out
right. The other three occupants of
the sleeping car were thrown from their
berths by the collision, but no limbs
were broken, as they were fortunate
enough to be in the front end of the
car, Before they could be extricated,
| however, they were almost parboiled
by the escaping steam of the disabled
engine. The wreck of the private car
was left at Lorenzo, and the dead
and the injured were placed in
the sleeper Santa Anna. No medical
assistance was attainable at the
little station where the accident
occurred, and as soon as possible
the passenger train hurried on to Johet,
15 miles distant, with its burden of
dead and suffering. The Injuries of
the wounded were dressed at Jollet.
and opiates administered, which made
the terrible pain bearable. The four
dead bodies were taken off the train
for the Coroner at Jolliet. Dr. Curtis,
the company’s surgeon, came with the
Santa Anna from Joliet to Chicago.
WASHINGTON, D. C,, April B,—The
following telegram was received at the
Navy Department to-day from Com
mandant Brown, of the Norfelk Navy
The heavy northeast gale set in about
'midnight Saturday. The river rose
‘suddenlv and was higher than ever
'known, being about a foot above the
coping of the dry doek.
~ The Pensacola was lifted from the
blocks, filled with water through the
old and new Kingston valve openings,
and settled diagonally across the
blocks. The water 18 over the gun
deck combings. The diver reports that
there was no injury to the bottom.
Have plugged the boles and expect to
pump the ship dry, readjust blocks and
dock again. The gale continues and
the Simpson dock is flooded.
e et PG e
—The house of Robert Mcßane, an
aged farmer, near East Liverpool,
Ohio. was entered by two masked men
on the morning of the 9th, They at
tempted to chloroform the inmates,
but were unsuccessful. They then
knocked three swall children almost
senseless and locked them in a small
room. Mrs. Mcßane was locked 1n a
closet, and Mr. Mcßane was knocked
senseless with a fire shovel. Tne‘
thieves escaped with a small amount of
silver. A neighbor, who called a few
hours later, found the mother and
ehildren almost suffocated in their
close quarters, and Mr. Mcßane almost
dead from the loss of blood. Lewis
Patterson, a wealthy farmer living
near Centreville, Pa., was robbed on
the evening of the Bth by tbree masked
men. There was nobody in the house
with him at the time but his mol‘.her,l
80 years old. The robbers bwinasd Mr.
NO. 14.
Patterson’s feet and face 1n an unsuc
cessful effort to make him tell where
his money was hidden. They them
searched the house, and departed
after securing $43 1n money and Mr.
Patterso:’s gold watch. Two strang
ers visite 1 Daniel Keller, an old farmer,
at Shamokin, Penna., on the 9th, and
after prcposing to buy his farm, en
gaged hin in a game of cards, Keller
became ¢o interested that he procured
$4700 ard put it up as stakes. The
strangers seized the money and covered
Keller with a revolver while they got
off with the eash. One of the fellows
representsd himself to be the son of J.
B. Packer, of Sunbury, an old friend
of Keller, A despateh from Sault
Ste, Marie, Michigan, says that Wil
liam Kintella, a capitallst, was on the
evening of the Bth beaten by foot pads
and left for dead, after having been
robbed of $6OO, There were five men
in the gang and they all have been
—Two passenger trains on the At
lantic and Pacific Railroad collided on
7th, near Peach Springs, Arizona. They
ran into each other at a sharp curve on
a high embankment. Both engiues
and three cars fell down the bank into
a stream below. The engineer was
fatally injured and a laborer stealing a
ride was Kilied. The passengers were
badly shaken up, but escaped danger
ous injuries,
—A telegram from Winona, Minne
sota, says that farmers in that vicinity
have almost universally completed the
seeding of small grzin. The ground is
in excellent condition, but there is
some complaint that seed is germipat
ing slowly on account of ¢ool weather.
Preparations are being geperally made
to plant an unusuaily large acreage of
—As Robert Schideler and wife weis:
driving to Manson, lowa, on the Sth, a
spark from Sehideler’s pipe ignited the
clothing of his wife, and, as the wind
was blowing a stiff gale, she was soon.
enveloped in flames. She jumped from
the carriage and was burned to death,
notwithstanding the efforts made by
her husband to queneh the flames..
Schideler’s bands were burned to the
bove, and it Is feared they will have to
be amputated, and his physicians say
he may die. Mrs, Schideler was 65
years old, and her husband 70.
—The Signal Service telegraph cable
crossing Bregon Inlet, North Carolina,
was swept away during the recent
storm. Telegraphi¢ communication:
with Cape Hatteras is thus cat off
until a new cabie is laid. .
~—Henry Kurtz, a young telegraph
operator, of Baltimore, dled on the
morning of the 10th from an overdose
of lanudanum. Whether 1t was taken
| with suicidal mmtent or not is unknown.
Mrs. Catherive Kinney, who owned
property valued at about $60,000, was
found dead in the hallway of her resi.
dence in Paterson, New Jersey, on the
lmorning of the 10th. Foul play is
suspected, although the woman was an
habiitual drinker, and was under the
influence of liquor on Tuesday night.
—Theodore and Jacob Heubler,
brothers, were badly cut with Kknives
In Chicago, on the evening of the 9th,
while attempting to capture three
burglars who were operating in Myers’s
bakery. The thieves escaped. A
German shoemaker, named Laurer,
was shot and Kkilled by an unknown
person while at work in his shop, in
Morning View, Kentucky, on the ever
ing of the 9th.
—A telegram from Hagerstown,.
Maryland, says that thrée large moun
tain fires are cow raging on the Soath
Mountain, near Edgemont. The fire
caunght from the sparks of a passing
locomotive. A vast lot of timber has
already been destroyed.
—Henry Bachman was crashed be
tween the cross beam of the elevator
and the heavy cross bar through which
la rope worked oveihead, In the esiab
llshment of Smith, Jameson & Keyser,
lin Baltimore, on the 10th., He was
oiling the works on top of the elevator
while it was going up and neglected to
stop it 1n time,
| —The people of Tyler county, West
Virginia, especially along the railroad..
are much exited over the appearance of
dozens of mad dogs., On the sth a
large dog owned by Captain Hender
son, of Long Beaeh, went mad and.
attacked and bit every animal within
its reach. A general hunt i 8 in pro
gress and every animal thought to Lave
been bitten will be killed,
—For a month past obstructious
have been placed on the track of thLe
Chicagd, Sante Fe and California Rail
road, near the Illinois River. Rocently
a track walker was put upon this por
tion of the line, and on the evening of
the Bth he was found lying unconscioug
upon the track with a terrible wound
in the back of the head. He was for
tunately seen by the engineer of the
train in time to stop. He had been
assaulted, as supposed, by the gang of
villains who have been obstructing the

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