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MONO WEEKI, KSTAKLKIIRII 1H31. 1JA1LV tTABLlilKlil!itt. RAILWAY HORROR 3Iore Than a Hundred Emi grants Caught Like Ifats in a Trap. OVERLOOKED ORDERS Enffineer of the Wabash Continental Liwitetl Went By the Siding and Havoc Ensued. The Fastest Train on the Wabash Dashc Head-On Into a Crowded Immigrant Train. Detroit. Mich., Nov. 2S. Eighty per sons were killed and 150 injured last night in a passenger train wreck oa the Wabash railroad. Of the injured . 25 case are serious. Two heavily loaded passenger trains collided head on at full speed one mile east of Sen eta. The westbound train of seven cars, two of them filled with emi grants, was smashed and burned. There was awful losa of life or fearful injuries to a majority of its passen gers. The eastbound train, the Con tinental Limited, suffered iu scarcely less degree. It is not known how many people there were on the emigrant train, but the number of dead, injured and burned is about 153. The people on that train were caught like rats in a trap and crushed. Then the wreck caught Are. and those who were not instantly killed were slowly roasted to death, and none of the few specta tors who hastily gathered from the farmhouses near by were able to af ford aid. The whole emigrant train was soon consumed by the flames and nearly every person on that train was killed. Farmers residing along the track rushed In on the blazing mass to rescue those whom they thought might be alive. The bodies hauled out of the wreck were taken to near by farmhouses, which are filled with dead, and a large number of injured were taken to the Wabash railway hospital at Peru. Ind. Along the track the long lines of burned bodies covered with blankets, presented a gruesome sight. It mav be possible that the exact number of killed or who they are. will never be known. It is said here that the accident was the result of a misunderstanding ftf orders. It is reported that the east- oouna tram snouid nave waited at Seneca station and the emigrant train should have taken the siding. Thi3 was not done. Then the crash came. The net result is that the emigrant train is burned, the engines are com plete wrecks on both trains, and on the eastbound train the coach be tween the diner and the baggage car is crushed into kindling wood. The Continental Limited was in charge of Engineer Strong and Con ductor Martin. The emigrant train, a double-header, was in charge of En gineer Work. Engineer Parks and Conductor Charles Troll. The limited, it is believed, disobeyed orders in not waiting at Seneca for the other train, thereby causing the wreck. The track at the point where the collision occurred was straight, and at first the officials could not under stand how the accident could have happened. The westbound train, which ordinarily leaves Detroit a 2:30 o'clock, was two hours late, leav ing at 4:20. The two trains meet at Montpelier, Ohio, according to sched ule, bat the limited had orders to meet the westbound train at Seneca. The blame is therefore placed on the conductor or engineer of the limited. Had his train been held at Seneca the accident would not have occurred. Th train was due at Seneca at 6:43. according to the change in schedule, but apparently orders to await were disobeyed, and tb . probabilities ar tt tha true story of why will never OS COia. as tne iraiu .- met msntm death. The country for miles around was lighted up by the burning cars, and the Caaics could not be quenched because of lack of proper apparatus. Mangled bodies were picked up along the track by the farmers before a spe cial relief tram sent from Adrian reached the scene. In some instances the bodies were mangled beyond iti) recognition. The bodies which the rescuers lusnagd to pull Trom the burning ruu.s of the immigrant cars were to baUy burned that their iden tity wiil probably never be ascer- li.IilHl. ONE HUNDRED DEAD. Detroit, Mich., Nov. 28 The latest list of the dead in the Wabash wreck were Fireman William D. Dowd, of train No. 13; Fireman Chas. Buldorf, No. 13; James Brown, por ter, of Chicago; E. N. Buell, Pon tiac; George W. Youmans, Kansas City; Job Wilchel, Detroit; Vida Deeas, Tuppervllle, and five Italian immifirarjts. The list of injured number fifty-five, of whom fifteen are Italian immisrants. It still ap pears the number of dead may reach a hundred. Only six bodies have been recovered. The scere of the wreck this morning was blackened desolation. Nothing is left of the trains that was combustible. Italian immigrants insist there were a hun dred of their number not accounted for. A train load of wounded was taken to the hospital at Peru, Ind. On to Cincinnati. We are told on jrood authority that the J. II. & M. are making all ar rangements and fully expect to be running trains of their own e'ear into Cincinnati inside of the next nine months over their own tracks. It is said that the C. II. D. does not treat them as wsll as could be wished. Not 1od sicce the U. K. & M. had twelve passengers for Cin cinnati on one train. Their train down was held back for twelve min utes by the C. H. & D. train north so that they reached Cottage Grove that much behind time. The C. H. & D. train did not wait for them but went right on, with the result that j the twelve passengers had to stay at Cottage Grove until the next train, a 1 matter of seme three hours. What an experience that was can be readily iuagined. This is but one case of many, and the C. R. !fc M. will fix themselves as early as possible tj i handle their own business. Louck & Hill. j Louck vV Hill have been granted the contract for the new buiidirg, being put up by Robinson & co. They j were given the contract without anv t competition. The Louck & Hill com pany has recently been incorporated with $-25, 000 capital. The directors are Eben Louck, Theodore H. Hill and George C. McLear. Consecration. At St. Andrew's church today the ceremony of the blessing of the altar is beicg performed, the cere monies beginciDg at S o'clock this morning and continuing for two hours, with special music. Ihe sermon was by Very Rev. A. Scheidler. vicar general of the Indi anapolis diocese. At the conclusion of the consecration, Rev. J. B. H. Seepe led the solemn high mass. Father Seepe built the original St. Andrew's church in I860. At 7:30 this evening the forty hours' prayer will be inaugurated by the Rev. M. A. Gillig, who will conduct the exercises for the three days closing Sunday night. The consecrating prelate was Rt. Rev. D. O'Donaghue, Auxiliary Bishop of Indianapolis, assisted by a number of clergymen from ell over the state. Among them Very Rev. A. Scheideler of Indianapolis, An thony Schenck of BrookvilLe, "Joseph Merkle of New Alsace. A. Felgen of St. Leon, Dean Sondermann of Law renceburg, F. Odo of Indianapolis, Z. J. Spellman of Cambridge City, F. X. Unterreitmeier of New Al bany, J. Seepe of iMadison, Julius Mattingly of this city, and M. A. Gillig of North Vernon. j RICIOIOXu D.ULY TALLADIUir, PERRY HI Commander of the Iowa Kept the Panama Railway Out of the Fifflit. IT CATS EI) A RUMPUS Capt. I'erry's Refusal to Permit Co lombian Troops to L'se the Kail way Created Hard Feeliujrs. And Americans on the Isthmns Im mediately Lost Much ot Their Popularity. Panama, Nov. 28. The Colombian gunboat Boyaca was dispatched Tues day, having on board about 50 soldiers for Chamo or its vicinity, where it was claimed a party of Liberals under General Torras had received quite re cently a fresh supply of arms and am munition. San Paola and Barabacao are known here to be Liberal strong holds and places very easy to defend, while to cross the bridge spanning the Chagres river, now swollen, was next to impossible for an attacking force. The feat was accomplished, however, but the reason the Liberals abandon ed Barabacao is not ma le clear. The death rate on the government side was very great, many bodies falling into the river. An attempt was also made to make a detour on the river in boats, but the Chagres was swollen, the boats were capsized, and many men were drowned. General C stro commanded the gov ernment forces at Barabacao. General Alban tried to get a train to convey 200 men to the scene of the engage ment at Barabacao, but Captain Perry of the Iowa said that not a single armed man would be allowed to en train. The feeling here against for eigners, particularly the Americans, runs high. A special train at Panama to con vey General Alban alone and unarmed awaited the arrival for hours of the morning train from Colon, but on the arrival of the latter here at 6 o'clock in the evening, bringing 40 wounded men, among whom were several offi cers, with the news that the govern ment troops had victoriously crossed the bridge at Barabacao, the special train was not dispatched, and General Alban remained at Panama. At 8:30 p. m. a large procession, headed by a band of music, marched in an orderly manner all over the city of Panama, shouting General Alban s praises and proclaiming that the death-blow had been given to the Liberal cause in this department. "BLOODV liitllM.KS" DKAD Colorado's Kcoentrie Former Gov- frnor Kxpireji Suddenly. Aspen. Col., Nov. 2S. Former Gov ernor Davis H. Waite of Colorado fell dead yesterday while peeling apples. EX-GOVERNOR WAITE. H had been in rood heiitir t 25 Ztm.' a is oellve4 IS FIRM THURSDAY, XOVEMBEB i. tae cause oi ueaui was nean trouble. Owutg to the threats he was in the habit of making in his speeches, he became widely known as "Bloody Bridles Waite." . I C'aiijiht Ity I be Cars. Hasleton. Ind., Nov. 2S. Mrs. John Hayes "and Mrs. Frank Kightly were killed by a northbound Evansville &. r Terre Haute passenger train near here yesterday. 4fThey were crossing the track in a bugjy. An embankment hid the train from view. Mrs. Hays was instantly killed, while Kightly Itved but two hours, horse waa instantly killed. Mrs. The Joybptt taptnrel. I London, Nov. 28. Lord Kitchener, In a dispatch from Pretoria dated yes terday, reports that Geueral Knox has captured 36 members of Buys' com mand, who escaped after the recent fight. The prisoners include Com mandant Joubert, w ho is wounded, and Field Cornets Wolmarans and Died ricks. Ibsen Fatally 111. Copenhagen. Nov. 2S. Henrik lb-1 sen. the Norwegian dramatist, who ; has been in HI health for some time, j is sertousTyVni.''' He is unable to walk,' nrif? thfrA ! nn Vi r r for Tlia rp nrfrv ' A Formal State of Hp. Bogota, Colombia, Nov. 2S. The governmeat has issued a decree for-' mally declaring that diplomatic- rela-' tions with Venezuela hava been sev-i tic 1. - ! The Hotel Beat. Barley Border, the hotel beat, is still in jail although he wanted out badly. Yesterday he sent for Wilfred Jes sup to defend him, but Wilfred is in Washington. Others he sent for did not seem to want the case, and then he demanded to be tried in the afternoon and allowed to plead his own case. As the mayor had set the case for Saturday morning at 8 o'clock he refused to change the time of trial. Whether Border will waive his demand for a jury is not yet known, but the trial if he pleads his own case is going to bs an inter esting one. ! There was a suspicion that Border was interested in the stealing of a watch from a farmer near Boston, ' Ind. The farmer was sent for but failed to identify him. A Will Fight An odd fight is on at Eaon in the , courts over a will. It has been going on for two solid weeks. An old man named James Bruce died there some mont hs ago possessed of considerable property and leaving numerous rela-! tives who naturally expected to re-1 ceive some share of the estate. When time came to settle up the estate a win was produced by certain parties, wnicn left nearly all the property to to or three persons, one of whom was cot related to the old man at all: and only a relative or two got any thing, and those two or three very little. The suit is to break the will by proving undue influence. One queer thing was the swearing by some of the parties that this will was to supplant one which the old man had made earlier, giving the same dispo sition of the property, but destroyed; and that this will was witnessed by two men, one of whom was a well known citizen of Richmond. Both men were produced in court yester day and swore that they never wit nessed any such will. Broke Arm. P. T. O'Brien and family came down from LI wood last evening on number 18 to spend Thanksgiving with M. J. O'Brien, and family. On the way the three-year-old son fell from a chair in a shair car and broke his arm. The child was not other wise injured. John M. Lontz and wile are spend ing the day with, .their parents . at 2S, 18101. FATHER AND SON Will Oo to the States Prison for Lite Term To trether. TRIAL ENDED QUICKLY Georffe FriU Was Convicted and Senteueed for Lite Whereupou His Father Plead Guilty. The Mnrder of Jacob Pfeister Will Be Expiated By Life Long1 Sen tence for Two. Bedford, Ind.. Nov. 28. Geo. Fritz, on trial as an accessory to the crime of his father. Nelson Fritz, in the mur der of John Pfeister, was found guilty of murder in the second degree late yesterday afternoon, with punishment ia the state prison for life. The fa ther, who had asked for a change of venue from this county on Monday, when his case was called, withdrew the application on promise of having the charge against him made murder in the second degree instead of the first. He then pleaded guilty and re ceived a life sentence to Michigan City prison. The mother, who was also charged as being an accessory, was then placed before the court and the case against her dismissed. The ending of the case so suddenly will save the county a large amount of costs, and the witnesses are more than delighted over the turn of affairs. SKXTK.NCKD KOIt I.1KK James Johnson Will Foreiro Freedom for Killing? Joel CoiuIm, Indianapolis, Nov. 28. James John Bon will spend his life in the peni tentiary for killing Joel Combs, in Haughville, last month. The jury in criminal court that tried Johnson for murder returned a verdict yesterday afternoon of guilty, and fixed his pen alty at life Imprisonment. Johnson was unmoved when the verdict was announced. Sixty ballots were taken by the jury, and up to the last 15 minutes they stood five for death penalty and seven for life im prisonment. Johnson expected the jury to sentence him to death on the galiows. Going back to th jnil Tues day night he turned to Deputy Pherili Comer and s:i;l: "I'm a goner. They're going o han? me." H it he did not seem greatly coneernel about hi3 late. It v.-:ift Sflf lcf.-ne. Crown Point. Ind.. Nov. 2S. V.'il- liam E. Wakeham. who has ben on trial during the past three days on charge of murder, has been acquitted. July S. du;-:ng a crap game, an alter cation arose between the defendant and John Collins, a negro. A fight fol lowed and Wakeham shot at Collins in self-defense, but his intended vic tim drew a smaller negro in front of him, who was killed. The law holds that if a person shoots at another in self-defense and kills a bystander, he cannot be charged with crime, and on this ground Wakeham was released. Serious Accident. Cambridge City Tribune.) Edward Hunt, living south of Pin hook, had a serious accident, just east of Harvey's Crossing, Sunday even ing. He was driving home with his family in a carriage and his horses became annoyed by four Richmond young men in a carriage who per sisted in passing Mr. Hunt and then waiting until he passed them. At last Mr. Hunt's horse became un manageable and sent the carriage into the Richmond vehicle with a crash that completely demolished it. throwing out the young men and ONE CENT A COPY. "1 VV ..V. causing the team to run away. Mr. Hunt's carriage was uoset and tha occupants thrown . out on the pike. Ail escaped serious injury fave Mr. Hunt, who had his collar bone and three ribs broken. Dummy Time. Here's something bearing on a fact which very few knew that there is a method in putting the marks aud hands on a dummy watch. The average person probab ly supposed that these inorkiDgs were ont on wherever they happened to come. Since IStS the bands on dummy watches bave pointed t 8:18 o'clock, the time when Presi dent Lincoln was ehot. At a meet ing held in Chicago the other day it was agreed to chanpe the marking to 3:55, the time when President McKinley was shot, acd this time will be set on all the dummy watches made in future. TODAY The Biggest Thanksgiving Day for Many Years. - This is ose of the most completely observed Thanksgiving days we bave had in Richmond for years. There was a little business done on .Vain street early in the morning, but by 10 o'clock all stores were closed anii the street looked like Sunday. The banks did not open at all, the post oflice closed after the morning deliv ery, schools were not opened at all, and nearly all of the factories were closed and the men at home with their families. There was a tremen dous amount of bunting parties started out in every direction. The city and county offices were part of them open for a little while, but at 10 o'clock all were closed. Dealers in Thanksgiving so pp'ies say that they had the best trade yes terday that they have had for several years, x here was plenty of stuff to sell and the buyers were many. Everybody s emed to be able to have what they wanted. Turkeys started out at 13 cents, but were offered at 10 cents in several places by even ing, and there were many left on the hooKs at the stores this morning. Held Up and Robbed, (New Pari Mirror.) One morning last week Hun Xorth rop, who was working in Richmond, was on his wav over on foot about 5 o'clock in the morning, walking on the railroad. As he was going up the grade just this side of the junc tion he met a man w ho accosted him with "say, jard, give me a chew o tobacco." Hun, ever ready to ac commodate, commenced to unbutton b!s overcoat to as to get at his tobacco pocket, and in doing so Daturally dropped bis eyes monsen tarily, and on raising them again was somewhat surprised to ttd biio self looking into the muzzle of a big pistol, and to hear the feilow say: "I guess you had better give me what money you've got, too." He banded over his pocket book saying: "Well, you won't get much, but you've cheated me out of my dinner." The pocket book contained forty cents in silver, which the robber "took out, returned the purse and walked away. Decisive Battle Expected Today. Washington, D. C Nov. 2S. Capt. Perry telegraphed from Panama that parties fought yester day near B uena Vista. A decisive; battle is expected today .about tte same place. . Friends of Millard Sper,cer, of the Little Tycoon, will oe intesested ia knowing that his new opera. Miss White," was produced in New York: this week and is a success. We gt it before the close of the season. - ' - t-.r- 1