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"stands for the Interests of*"! n Southern California. J L SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. J LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 145. MANGLED HUMANITY. A Score of Workmen Killed at Spokane Falls. Awful Results of a Premature Explosion. An Appalling Railway Accident at Cleveland, Ohio. A Frightful Collision on the Denver and Rio Grande—Several Other Serious Wrecks, Associated Press Dispatches.! Spokane Falls, Sept. 6. —Just before 6 o'clock this evening, a premature blast killed fifteen men ahd possibly many more, in the Northern Pacific yard. The full extent of the disaster is as yet unknown. It was just before the hour of quitting work. A large force of men were engaged blasting out a huge rock pile in the Northern Pacific freight yards in the eastern part of the city. From fifty to seventy five men were at work in the cut at the time. Fifteen have been taken out dead. A number were injured, and still others came out alive. All is confusion, and as yet it is impossible to get full particulars. Some workmen were preparing blasts to be touched oft' after the other work men and teams had departed for the night. One blast had been prepared. In putting in the second, it was ex ploded, the jar also touching off the first blast. Twenty-five thousand cubic feet of rock were thrown over upon the unsuspecting mass of humanity, with terrible results. Hundreds of people soon gathered at the scene, and the work of taking out the dead and injured has since been going on. The scenes at the hospital are heartrending. Time only heightens the horors of tonight's disaster. At 11 o'clock the men engaged in the sad task of taking out the mangled victims, were forced to desist because of the near presence of live other blasts that might be exploded in the work of clearing away this mass of rock that buries the victims. Up to that hour eighteen bodies bail been taken out. Of these the following have been (identified : Henry Jacobin, Henry Aptell. Charles Viller, Ben Poel lonello, F. A. Holm, Joseph Ray. John Cartlinio, James McPherson, Roy Pink ney, B. Fetter, J. Talbo, A. W. Warren, Isaac Johnson, Dan MeArthur, Homer Olsen. There are yet twenty-seven unac counted for, all of whom are probably buried beneath the mighty mass of rock - DASHED TO DEATH. An Appalling Accident at an Electric Hallway Crossing. Cleveland, 0., Sept. <>. —A frightful accident occurred at tlie Willson avenue crossing of the New York, Chicago & St. Louis road at 7 :30 o'clock tonight, by which at least a dozen persons were terribly injured, some fatally. The crossing is on a steep grade down which runs the electric street railroad line. At the time the accident occurred, a freight train was standing close to the crossing on the south track. An electric motor, drawing one car, was approaching from the south. The safety gates were up and the road apparently clear. Just as the motor crossed the railroad track, a locomotive, running about twenty miles an hour, dashed out from behind the freight train. The engine of the train struck the electric train between the motor and trail car, tearing them apart aud hurl ing one to each side of the track. At least a score of persons were on the trail car, and were tumbled about in all directions, some being hurled a dozen feet away, and others pinned under the car, which was demolished. The street railroad barns were close to the scene of the accident, and a rescuing party was soon on hand. The victims were taken from the wreck and hurried away in ambulances to the hospital within a short space of time. All of them were so badly injured that they had to be carried from the wreck. There was no warning whistle, and the bell was not rung. The engine ploughed right through the street cars, and the screams of the frightened pas sengers rose above the crashing of the frames of the cars. A moment later the injured passengers were lying about groaning in agony. Two sisters, Louisa and Minnie Mock, were in the car. They were lifted out tenderly and partially revived. Minnie's body was terribly crushed and blood trickled from an ugly wound in her head. She was taken to St. Alexis' hospital, and died in half an hour. Her sister Louisa was badly hurt about the head and arms, the ruuschte of her right fore-arm being torn away from the bone. She will doubtless The wrecked cars were bespattered with blood, and the hands, faces and clothing of the res cuers were covered with the crimson fluW. Following is a list of the injured: Minnie Mock, aged 24, crushed; died at hospital. A. Moore, aged 22, right arm crushed, left leg lacerated. Annie Niemann, collar bone broken, face cut. Louisa Mock, cut on the head and arms. Edward Watson, right foot crushed. Charles Woods, body bruised. George Somers, leg cut. t *»eorge Neff, Lizzie Cable, Lizzie and Eliza Bragg, Mrs. Mooney, Frank Rose, Leora Howell, all painfully", but not se riously, cut and bruised. REAR END COLLISION. A Frightful Disaster on tlie Denver nnd Rio Grande. DkNVKB, Sept. 0. —The most serious accident which has happened on the Rio Grande railway for years, occurred four miles east of Florence at 5 o'clock this morning. Sections No. 1 and 2of freight No. (51, left Pueblo at 3 o'clock, for the west. The first section had at tached a passenger coach loaded with forty-seven laborers, bound for Ten nessee Pass, and some western extenr sions of the road. The first section had either stopped in the cut near Florence, or had greatly reduced their speed when the second section, the engineer of which was prevented from seeing the head section by a sharp turn in the cut, dashed into the coach, tearing it into a thousand pieces and throwing the de bris, wounded and dead on to the Santa Fe track a few feet away. Twelve loaded freight cars ahead of the coach were derailed and completely wrecked. None of the trainmen were injured. Those who escaped from the car unin jured, together with some of the citizens of Florence, were aoon at work taking the injured and dead from the wreck. As the coach was lying by itself, and not under any other car, it was with little difficulty that the men were taken out and conveyed to the de pot which was turned into a temporary hospital. Of the forty-seven men known to have been sleeping in the car, rive were killed instantly, and thirty-seven wounded. Physicans from Cafion City and Pneblo arrived in a very short time on a special train, and gave the wounded all the attention possible. The injured were taken to the company's hospital at jjpilida, tonight, and two oi' the men are not expected to live until morning. I The dead are: H. L. Winters, Idaho Springs, Colorado; Jonathan Falks, Pueblo; C. B. Williams, Leadville. Those most seriously injured are: James Faust, fractured thigh; J. Por enti, both hips fractured; Ed Brown, hips dislocated ; John Welsh, head badly cut; E. L. Fash, severe internal in juries; John Palmer, both legs broken and internal injuries: Ernest Scott, internal injuries, head hurt; Üboldo Maschutt, scalp wound and shoulder hurt; John Delduca, left hip broken and head injured; Ed Martin, leg broken and thigh dislocated; Michael Burke, spine hurt; David Asbury, in ternal hemorrhages. The others are thought to be but slightly bruised. There were quite a number of Italians in the party, who were recently shipped here from the east. As they were unable to speak the English language, the Italian consul, Roncaglia, left here this evening for Sa lida to be of any assistance to his coun trymen possible. It is not determined who is responsible for the accident, and an investigation will be made at once. The damage to the company's property will be in the neighborhood of $15,000. ANOTHER COLLISION. Thirty or More Passengers Painfully Injured on the Housatonic Road. South Norwai.k, Conn., Sept. (i. —The Boston express this evening struck a suburban train on the Danbury and Nor walk branch of tlie Housatonic road in this city, and badly damaged it, be sides shaking up and painfully injuring thirty or more passengers; none of them were dangerously hurt. Every physi cian in the city was summoned to care for the injured, and the patients are all doing nicely. From all that can be learned the blame seems to fall upon the head of the draw tender, who, although on duty with a red lantern, failed to give the signal for danger. A Missouri Pacific Disaster. Lexington, Mo., Sept. 6. —A Missouri I'acifle passenger train, this afternoon, ran into a passenger car, being run on to the main track. The car was demol ished. William Whitsatt, of this city, was killed outright. Mrs. Law was fa tally injured, and her baby instantly killed. HIS SCALP MISSING. A Section Foreman's Hair liaised by Rollicking Redskins. Portland, Ore., Sept. ti. —Word was received here this morning that John Wolvertine, a section foreman on the Northern Pacific railroad, was knocked down and scalped by two drunken Indians near Hope station, a few miles east of here, yesterday evening. Wol vertine was walking along the track near the station when he was met by two Indians, one of whom he recognized as John Deer. The redskins seemed con siderably under the influence of liquor, and Wolvertine turned aside to let them pass. They stopped him, however, and asked him for whiskey. He replied that he had none, when Deere struck him a blow over the head with a club. When Wolvertine came to his senses, some time after, he found his scalp miss ing. He managed to crawl to a saloon some distance away, where he was taken in and cared for. Railroad men today confirmed the report, and say that Wol vertine is in a very critical condition. The Indians escaped. WRAPPED IN FLAMES. A Soon-to-be-Hrlile's Sad Heath at San Jacinto. San Diego, Sept. o.—The explosion of a gasoline stove in the residence of Ira A. Koch at San Jacinto, in the north part of the county, caused a fire which consumed the entire building. Miss Lena, Koch's daughter, aged 22, was standing by the stove at the time of the explosion. Her dress caught fire and before assistance could reach her, she was wrapped in flames, and so terribly burned that death resulted four hours later. Mrs. Koch is an invalid and is not expected to recover from the shock. Lena was to have been married shortly. Primaries for Wilson. Spokane Falls, Wash., Sept. ti. —The Republican primaries today resulted in a victory for Congressman Wilson. The fight was one of great bitterness. Four of the five precincts in the city have been counted. Three are for Wilson, while Tinner has carried one. Returns from the country precincts are over whelmingly for Wilson so far as received. The Stockton Contingent. Stockton, Cal., Sept. 0. —The steamer J. I). Peters, gaily decorated and supplied with everything to comfort and cheer her passengers, will leave here for San Francisco tomorrow with about 500 ex cursionists, including Native Sons, Pioneers and others, who will spend three days in the metropolis. Rowers Welcomed Home. San Diego, Sept. o.—Hon. W. W. Bowers, the Republican nominee for congress in the sixth district, arrived home this evening. He was met by different clubs and escorted to the hotel, where a number of speeches were made. Sealers Hcturnlng. Victoria, B. C, Sept. 0. —Two more sealing schooners, the Mary Layior and the Sapphire, arrived today with catches. They report several other schooners also inward bound. All are complaining of tlie season. No seizures are reported* (SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1890. THE GOLDEN WEST. The Celebration of Admission Day Begun. A Grand Parade at San Fran cisco Last Night. Native Sous Pouring Into the City From All Directions. Cpl. Markham Makes a Speech in Which He Confesses that He Feels "Very Strange. Associated Press Dispatches. I San Francisco, Sept. 0— The celebra tion of the fortieth anniversary of the ad mission of California into the union, was opened tonight by a street parade and an open air concert, and a display of fireworks at Union square. The Native Sons of the various local parlors, the veteran firemen, the committee of arrangements of the Admission' day celebration and a number of bands of music took part in the procession. Great crowds of people were on the streets all along the line of march and much enthusiasm was manifested. The crowds of people who witnessed the parade have seldom been equalled in this city, and on Market, Montgomery and Kearney streets, and in the vicinity of Union square, the crowds were par ticularly dense. A platoon of police headed the procession and had considerable difficulty in clearing the streets sufficiently to allow the lines to pass. Almost every window along the line of march seemed to be occupied. The illuminations were very brilliant, anil the whole affair passed off in a wav which indicated a successful celebration during the coming week. SWARMING NATIVES. Sons and Daughters of the Golden West Pouring Into 'Frisco. San Francisco, Sept. 6.—From all quarters of the state Native Sons have been pouring in today, and there are still more to come. The parlors from San Jose and Sacramento will night, in time for the parade, and"o morrow will bringdelegatious from Eure ka and Areata by t he steamer Corona. The Sanla Rosa will also arrive tomorrow with Sons from San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and the interior towns on the southern coast. The parlors from Tulare, Visalia, Han ford and Fresno arrived this morning. The Los Angeles local was an hour be hind time, owing to the big train. A large number of the members of the San Francisco natives were at the ferry to receive the visitors. Early in the morning Charles Lindgey, who. with several others, arrived from Visalia in a "prairie schooner" drawn by two mules, yesterday morning, crossed the bay with their outfit and camped on Oakland mole, until the train arrived. On this side of the bay a line was formed with a band at the head, and the new-comers were escorted to the Lick house, where they will be installed in their headquarters. Colonel H. H. Markham, the Repub lican nominee for governor, arrived at noon today from his home in Pasadena. REPUBLICAN MANAGERS. Organization of tbe State Central Committee. San Francisco, Sept. 6. —A meeting of the state central commit tee for organization was held this after noon. Col. Markham and J. C. Camp bell, of Stockton, nominated for con gress-at-large, were present, and Mark ham delivered a short address. The executive committee officers were unan imously chosen permanent officers of the whole committee. They are: Chairman, I. C. Stump; vice chairman, I). M. Burns; treasurer, W. W. Monta gue; secretary, C. F. Bassett. After the adjournment of the state central committee the district conven tion of the first congressional district met, and nominated for congress by ac clamation, Judge J. A. Barham, of Sonoma. VACAVILLE ITEMS. Fruit Men Jubilant Over High Trices Obtained. Vacavij.le, Cal., Sept. 6. —Two car loads of Native Sons and Daughters left this morning for San Francisco. Silver Tip parlor of Native Sons, and El Oro parlor of Native Daughters have made arrangements to ship daily to San Fran cisco a carload of fruit for their ex hibition in the pavilion. The prices being obtained for dried fruit are such, that the fruit men are jubilant. J. and I. Blum, the leading local handlers of dried fruit, on Thursday shipped the fruit of an entire orchard, comprising several hundred acres, at a price hitherto unknown in thia valley. The trans action covered an exchange of nearly $25,000. A BOON TO JAIL BIRDS. Tardy Justice Acts as a Means of Liber ating Tin in. San Francisco, Sept. ti. —William Morina, convicted of grand larceny in the superior court, and sentenced to four years in the state prison, was ordered released by the supreme court today. He was arrested in August, 1888, and some time elapsed before he was tried. The supreme court holds that it was mandatory that the prisoner should get a speedy trial; and ordered the court below to dismiss the case for failure to bring him to a speedy trial. This will enable many prisoners in the county jail to obtain their liberty, as many of them have been in the jail awaiting trial for over a year. HE FEELS STRANGE. Colonel Markham Discover* That Ho Is Very Lonely. S.w Francisco, Sept. <>.— Colonel Markham's address before the Republican state central committee to day was brief. He said that he was sur prised at being called upon to' make a speech before the committee, as he had merely come to the rooms for the pur pose of conferring with other candidates on the campaign before fthem. "I can hardly think of anything special to say," he said. "The greatest difficulty that I have had to contend with since aiy nomination has been that of coming in contact with strangers. Really, since I have entered into the campaign I feel as though I were among strangers, and if any of you can imagine yourself in my position you can readily appreciate what I mean." "I place myself entirely in your hands," continued he, "and to you I look for the naming of the sections of the state wherein I can be of most use. Send me where you will, and when you please and I shall be satisfied. Supposing that every good man lived down our way, there would be no trouble, but as they live elsewhere, as well, I must meet the strang ers, and the only question will be whether I will capture them or they capture me. I must get acquainted. In fact I want to know these strangers, possibly more than they want to know me. I can assure you that we will be victorious, and I will come out of Los Angeles with 5,000 ma jority. I again state that I place myself in the hands of the committee, and will go wherever they see fit to send me." Mrs. Terry's Damage Suit. San Fbancwco, Sept. 6. —Judge Reardon has ordered Sarah AltheaTerry to appear in court next Friday and show cause why the suit of herself and husband, tho" late David S. Terry, against Ex-United States Marshal J. C. Franks,, should not be dismissed. The action was brought to recover $50,000 damages for what was alleged to be un necessary violence on the part of the defendant in arresting Mrs. Terry on the occasion of her creating a disturb ance in the United States circuit court. World's Fair Delegates. Sacramento, Sept. 6. —The board of city trustees held a special meeting, and selected the following citizens as Sacra mento delegates to the world's fair: Hon. Newton Booth, Col. C. H. Hub bard, Col. James McNasser, Hon. Jabez Turner and Thomas L. Knwright. TURF TOPICS. The Stallion Nelson Lowers a World's Record. Bangob, Me., Sept. 6.—At the Maine state fair grounds this afternoon the stallion Nelson, owned by C. H. Nelson, of Waterville, made an attempt to lower the world's half-mile track record, of 2:15%. The track was slippery and the air heavy and sultry. The first attempt was unsuccessful, the mile being made in 2 :]5'.,. An hour later, and underthe same adverse conditions, he made a sec ond trial, resulting as follows: Quarter, half, 1:07; three-quarters, 1:40; mile, 2:153£. Nelson trotted without a running horse as a pacemaker, and was driven by his owner. The performance caused the greatest enthusiasm. Hampden Park Trotting. Springfield, Mass., Sept. 6.—Track .muddy. The 2:17 pace was declared off. In the 2:24 trot, $1,500, divided, un finished, Mamie Woods took the only heat; time, 2:25'^. Roy Wilkes' Work. iNDEPBNPBfCE, lowa, Sept. 0. —Roy Wilkes paced half a mile today in 1:01 '-4, the fastest half mile ever trav eled over the course. The feat was ac complished in the face of a heavy wind. Golden Gate Races. Oakland, Sept. 6.—Attendance at the races fair. First event, directors' purse, $1,200, for 2 :24class—Won by Sister V., Wanda second; best time, 2:*21, U. Second race, special $500 purse, 2:24 class —won by Maggie, Victor second; time 2:22. Third, special pacing for roadsters— Won by Washington ; field distanced; best time 2:37. Events at Marysville. Marysville, Sept. 6. —Small atten dance at the races today. First race, one mile and repeat, purse $250 —Won by Heatherwood; best time 1:47. Second race, 2:25, pacing, free for all, purse $500 —Won by Acrobat, in three straight heats ; best time 2:25. Third race, 2:27 class —Won by Frank M.; best time 2:25'^. BASE BAM. RECORDS. Summary of Yesterday's Games on the Professional diamonds. Saturday's ball games resulted as fol lows : National League. At New York.—New York, 5; Brook lyn, 1. At Philadelphia.—Philadelphia, 5; Boston, (>. AtChicago.—Chicago, 1 ;Cincinnati, 0. Brotherhood. At Pittsburg.—First game: Pittsburg* 3; Chicago, 2. Second game: Pittsburg, 3; Chicago, 4. At Buffalo.—Buffalo, 3; Cleveland, 4. At Brooklyn—Brooklyn, 0; New York, 15. American. At Syracuse — Syracuse, 19; St. Louis, 4. At Rochester —Rochester, 2; Colum bus, 3. At Baltimore—Baltimore, 2; Toledo, 2; called at end of seventh on account of darkness. At Phildelphia—Athletics, 0; Louis ville, 7. California. San Francisco, Sept. 6. —The 'Friscos defeated the Senators in a well con tested ten-innings game, by a score of 7 to 4. Costly overthrows by Armstrong and Wilson caused Stockton to lose. Score 6 to 4. The World's Fair Site. Chicago, Sept. 0. —An informal meet ing of the world's fair directors was held this afternoon. A new proposition from the Illinois Central road, regarding the lake front was considered. It is that a strip of lake shore, five hundred feet wide and several blocks in length, will be piled, giving tlie total acreage to be used on the lake front, severity acres, the railroad to pay the expense. It is reported a large number of the directors, present favored the proposition, inas much as it would not be necessary to take back the site already tendered the national commission. The labor congress at Ottawa, Ont., adopted the following resolutions: We demand on behalf of the people of this country, the right hereafter to elect our governor, instead of having one ap pointed by the British government. IN FOREIGN LANDS. The German Navy's Wonder ful Development. The Kaiser Soothing Austria's Wounded Feelings. Rochefort and Thiebaud Fight a Decisive Duel. Terrible Destitution Caused By Floods in Central Europe—Miss Barrundia to Be Exiled. Associated Press Dispatches. 1 Berlin, Sept. s.—[Copyrighted, 1890, by the New York Associated Press.] — Emperor William, General Yon Moltke, General Yon Goltze, Count Waldersee, Archduke Stephen and Admiral Stern eck, of the Austrian nay)', today watched on board the flagship Baden, the ma neuvers of the fleet in Flensburger fiord. The opinions of experts, both British and Austrian, concur as to the admirable condition of this German fleet, and the wonderful development of the navy. Public interest in the maneuvers is slight, but the Emperor has kept attention centered upon his movements by suggestive utter ances at official banquets, obviously aiming to prociain steadfast adhesion to the Austrian alliance. The Reichsanzi ger publishes an official version of his speeches, which is calculated to soothe the Austrian jealousies arising over the Peterhof interview, and prepare the way for a, conference with Emperor Francis Joseph during the maneuvers in Sile sia. Government circles are agitated over the new project for the reform of the Herrenhaus, initiated by the emperor under the instigation of Herr Miguel. It is the intention of the government to so reorganize the Herrenhaus as to de stroy the conservative majority in that I house who are hostile to the reforms proposed by his majesty. One report is I that the ministers approve still more I the radical scheme of reorganizing the house on a basis akin to modern ideas of senatorial representation. 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Thiebaud was wounded slightly in the thigh. From later dispatches it appears that the combatants fought fiercely for twelve minutes. Rochefort displayed great agility. Thiebaud received three wounds, one each in the right temple, right cheek and right thigh. After hia third wound, the doctors ordered the fight stopped. Thiebaud went to Brus sels, where he is confined to bed. Hia wounds, however, are not serious. EUROPEAN FLOODS. Thousands of People Driven From Their Homes. . Berlin, Sept. 6. —It is estimated that 45,000 persons in Prague are rendered destitute by the floods, and there are thousands more sufferers in other flooded districts. Subscription lists have been opened here and at Vienna. Dresden, Sept. 0. —The river Elbe ia rising rapidly. A portion of the city is inundated. A number of school houses have been closed, as they are in danger of being submerged. The Bober river in Selesia has overflowed its banks. The town of Fischerwerder is inundated. Vienna, Sept. 0. —The Danube is again rising. Steamers have ceased running, and all freight traffic is stopped. Mexican Finances. City of Mexico, Sept. 6. —From re liable authority the Associated Press correspondent is enabled to state that President Diaz, in his speech to congress on its opening, will announce that the cash receipts of the federal treasury for the fiscal year ending last June, amounted to $37, --000,000, against $32,000,000 the preced ing year. This has never been equaled in the history of Mexico. The govern ment has decided to reduce the army and change the system of recruiting.