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VOL XII COLLIDED ON A CMYK. West Bound Nor thorn Pacific Lim ited Passenger Trait: Collides with 'Freight INo. IS, About Mile and s. PIu.il East of Crystal Springs—The Story of the Wreck. Engmesr Boas and "Postal Clerk Slattery Killed—Several Oth ers Seriously Injured. Collision at Crystal Springs. A serious accident took place on Sun day morning, about 35 miles -west of Jamestown, which resulted in the death of two menvand the serious injury of five others. The list of killed and wound ed is as follows: KILLED. W. A. Boss of Jamestown, engineer of passenger train No. 1, injured internally, died at 1.05 p. m. Ed. Slattery of St. Oloudi Minn., mail agent, right leg crushed in two places, face and ohest badly scalded, died at 3:30 p. m. while being removed to Jamestown. WOUNDED F. fl. Nichols, of Minneapolis, married baggage man. Left nrm broken. C. M. Lounsberry, of St. Paul, both bones of left leg broken just above ankle, severely scalded on both arms, face and back. H. Li. Keller of Jamestown, fireman on passenger engine, left hip aud ankle sprained, and face bruised in jumping. N. D. Evans of St. Paul, mail clerk, married, both arms, chest and back, and one side of faco badly scalded. H. K. lvellum, of Jamestown, fireman on freight, head bruised in jumping. N. B. Beal of Jamestown, engineer on freight engine, left leg spiained. The colliding trains were the lirst sec tion of passenger No. 1. and freight No. 18. The passenger train was running on regular time, having tho right of way. The freight train was running at extra speed with orders to meet and pass the ppocangor at Windsor about 12 miles this BKte Ot where the wrack took place It would be unfair to attempt to fix the re sponsibility until all tho facts are brought out by the investigation but it seems certain that none of the train men were to blame nor were the dispatchers here. The place where the accident occurred is about 1% miles east of Crystal Springs where there is a double curve in the track. In consequence of these curves the engineers could not see one another until within 300 feet, too late to prevent the collision. There is a slight dip in the grade at that place so that both trains were on a down grade and were running at from 20 to 25 miles an hour. Both men immediately applied the air brakes and reversed their engines and the engi neers and firemen jumped for their lives when they saw that a crash was unavoid able. Three of the men jumped soon enough to be clear of the wreck but Engi neer Boss of the passenger engine was not so fortunate, being caught across the middle of the body, causing internal in juries which resulted in his death, three hours later. The shock of the two heavy trains run ning at such a speed was terrific. A heavy casting from one engine being found 200 feet away. The freight engine was stood right up on end with the smokestack in the air, the passenger engine was also up ended, the tender and mail car being forced underneath it. The first three cars on the freight which were loaded with horses were mixed up in an inex tricable mass of horseflesh, splintered timbers and twisted ironwork. Within a few minutes after tho crash some of the mail matter caught fire, but by hard work of the trainmen and passengers the flames were soon extinguished. If they had once got a fair hold of the woodwork which was lying around ,as high as a house and smashed into the finest'kind ling nothing could have saved both trains from destruction. It is an extraordinary thing that none of the passengers were injured. As before stated the mail ciar was driven underneath the engine the baggage car being on top of it, and the end of the smoker was drivpn in. It is said that the spot where the acci dent occurred is the only place on the road, where two trains could not see each other before meeting. As a matter of fact both crews saw the smoke of the meeting train, about a mile off. The fireman of the passenger pointed it out to Engineer Boss, asking him what train they had to meet at Crystal Springs, supposing that it was sidetracked there waiting for them to pass. The engineer got out his orders and looked over them and said he could not toll what train it was, it must be an extra, as he had no orders to meet any. The engineer of *i Jy«j the freight also saw some smoke, and twice asked his fireman what he thought it was, at one time shutting off his en gine, but as their orders were plain to run to Windsor they agreed that it must be a prairie fire smoke. The next instant the fireman saw the headlight coming round the curve. He hollered to the engineer, who put his head out of the window, applied the air brake and jump ed when tho pilots were about 30 feet apart. Ho saw Boss jump at the same time, and when ho camo to, ho tried to crawl up to him, but could not on ac count of his leg. Tho fireman of the passenger was' shoveling some coal in the furnacc when he saw Boss shove back tho reversing lever, and put on the air. Boss then jumped on the south side, and he jumped on the north. As he went through the air, he saw the pilots meet, and remem bers nothing further. He thinks a tim ber struck him and knocked him out of the way of the wreck. Engineer Boss was not so fortunate, being pinned down across the middle by some heavy timbers. He was lying on his face, and did not wish to b^ moved, recognizing that his case was hopeless, and wishing to be left to dio in peace. It has often been said that the most dangerous place pn a train is that of mail clerk, and it seems to have proven true in this case. The mail car was locked, and of course the men inside knew noth ing of their dapger until the crash came. Both of them we're fearfully scalded, by the escaping water and steam, while pin ned in the wreck. One of them was found to be just beneath the bell of tho engine. On the news being received at James town, word was immediately sent out to Drs. DePuy, Rankin abd Thorold, and they left at once on a relief train, accom panied by Superintendent McCabe and Chief Dispatcher McCabe. On arriving at tho wreck, tne wounded were put on board and run back to Medina, where their wounds were dressed, and where Engineer Boss diod at 1 o'clock. The news of the accident 600n spread around the city, and a large crowd was standing around the depot all tho day. discussing the various rumors of tho cause and ex tent of the disaster. About half past two a telegram was sent from JamfistowHV«tfreeting-febe-p»ob er engine at Windsor, to run to Medina, and haul tli train with tho injured on back to Jamestown. As the crowd at the depot was increasing it was thought it would be better to meet them at the roundhouse where they cou/dbe trans ferred to cots, without being hampered by the crowd. Orders were therefore given, and the cots were taken down to the shops, with a plentiful supply of ice, etc. Great credit is due to Messrs. Gray, Larcey aud Levy for the completeness and dispatch with which these prepara tions were carried out. However, when the train arrived at the shops, it was found that quite a crowd had anticipated this arrival and it was thought better to run on up to the depot. The tram stop ped at the coal sheds to allow Fireman Keller to get off, and he was able to limp over to his house, supported by his friends. Another stop was made just east of the river where Engineer Beals was also able to get off and assisted up to his house. The first man taken off at the depot was C. M. Lounsberry the mail clerk, a nephew of the colonel. Great care was necessary in handling him, his leg being broken just above the ankle, and hw arms and shoulders fearfully scalded. N. D. Evans the other mail clerk was al so badly scalded. He is a married man living in St. Paul. F. H. Nichols the the baggageman is also married, living in Minneapolis. He has been employed in a confidential position in the general freight office of the road at St. Paul, but having suffered lately from bad health from the confinement, he had taken the position of baggageman, as a change for a few weeks, and was on his third trip. A still more unfortunate circumstance, is that Ed. Slattery the young mail clerk who died at half past three on the way home, was on his last trip. It will be remembered that The Alert last week contained a short paragraph stating that he and another clerk, appointed by President Cleveland, had been removed by the department at Washington. There were no charges against him, the change being made for political reasons only. W. A. BQSS,the passenger engineer who was killed, was to have been married next Wednesday week to Miss Lena Miller, who was completely prostrated by the shock, which brought on a severe hemorrhage from the lungs. In the even ing however she had somewhat recovered and was able to be assisted to the under takers, to view the remains, her friends fearing to oppose her in the matter, for fear of the consequences. Some beautiful flowers and wreaths were brought over by friends and placed in the casket which was shipped to Boone, Iowa, on the morning train. He was a young man of about 28 or 30 years, strong and healthy, with a splendid physique and attractive presence. He hacl been an engineer on the Northern Pacific for about six years and was re garded as one of the most reliable and trustworthy men on the division, the fact that he was placed in charge of No. 1 be ing sufficient evidence of that fact. He was an engineer on the Chicago & Northwestern before coming to the Northern Pacific. Mr. Boss was one of the most universally popular men in the emplov of the company. He weighed 260 pounds and had a heart within him large even in proportion to his weight. Like all engineers he earned large wages and was generous to a fault. Many a lad about town will henceforth look iu vain for the big engineer who supplied him with candy and loose change. Eyeryone who know Walter Boss know him to be a man of noble worth and sterling quali ties of character. His unfortunate and untimely death will long be mourned. The remains of Mr. Slattery also went on that train, going to St. Cloud, Minn., where his parents reside. He is said to be a nephew of the postmaster at Bis marck. NOTES. Augustus Haight was the only James town man on No. 1 There were a number of railroad men among the passengers on No. 1, and when the accident occurred they imme diately picketed themselves about the wreck exercising a sort of police surveil lance. One human hyena who attempted to steal the registered mail was prompt ly gathered in by this efficient police force. It was intended to place the fel low under arrest and bring him to justice but he escaped during the excitement. The collision at Crystal Springs yester day is the first accident which has oc curred on the Dakota division since Superintendent McCabe has been at the helm. Yesterday and today he has been almost entirely occupied with matters growing out of the accident which re quired his personal attention. Arrange ments for taking care of the dead and wounded were made with a care aud delicacy which was appreciated by the friends of the unfortunate men. Super intendent McCabe is a practical railroad man and no emergency h."3 yet occurred where he has not risen equal to the oc-. casion. A Pointer. As every reader of this paper knows, it has become one of the fine arts to write attractive and interesting advertise ments—especially medical ones. Now it seems to us that if, for in stance, the world-wide advertisers of Warner's Safe Remedies would adopt a style whereby they could work in a startling story of, say—wolves, we be lieve the immense sales of their medicines cbI!rd""bo stTn" m6re largely 1 ncreased. We give them the benefit of the idea at any event. Let it commence like this. Patter! Patter! Patter! There it is again. It is not fifty yards from where he last halted. The steps are too light for those of an Indian. A grizzly would rush upon its victim with a roar of defiance and anger. A panther would hurl himself through thirty feet of space, with a scream to unnerve the hardiest hunter. "Wolves," whispers the hunter, as a howl suddenly bursts upon his ear. Wolves! the gaunt grizzly wolves of the foot hills—thin and poor and hungry and savage—the legs tireless—the mouth full of teeth which can crack the shoalder bone of a buffalo. He can see their dark forms fitting from point to point—the patter of their feet upon the parched grass proves that he is surrounded—yet no more danger, and no more effectually surrounded than he who trifles with the symptoms of kidney disease. And you, reader, know whether or not you are a victim to its insidious encroachment. If your back aches, if your eyesight is fail ing, if your appetite is fickle, if your urine is not clear and of a pale straw color, do not hesitate on the prairie of danger, but flee to the nearest haven of safety, and resort to the only known cure for kidney and liver troubles, Warners Safe Cure. It is a duty you owe. not only to your self but to your family and society at large. Delays are dangerous, Had the traveler not beeu overtaken in the night, and unarmed, the wolves would have had no terrors for hiuu We warn you just now, in broad daylight, before the wolves of disease 6ink their poisoned fangs deeply in your flesh and the night of death settles down upon you, to stop your ears to prejudice and bigo try, and" to fly to safety through the means we haye pointed out. A Checkered Career. Northwestern Farmer & Breeder: The Jamestown Capital h:i=* been appointed the official organ ol' the Farmers' alli ance in North Dakota. Tho editor of the Capital, Mr. Warnock, first pushed his editorial pencil in Dakota on the republi can newspaper of Jamestown, The Alert, but subsequently took editorial charge of tho Capital, conceded lobe the ablest democratic newspaper in- the territory. The daily edition of the Capital was however suspended for want of support, but the weeklv was continued, still ad hering to democratic principles, until republican successes last fall gave assur ance of a more hopeful and lucrative field within its fold, when the policy was immediately changed and tho Capital has since strongly championed the re publican cause. Now that Mr. Warnock embraces the Alliance creed,which places principles before party platforms, the transition becomes easy and quite natu ral, and presents a middle ground of vantage which must be quite acceptable to the versatile, if not altogether con sistent genius who will presido over the destiny of the new North Dakota alli ance organ. See the big closing out advertisement of The Fair on another page. JAMESTOWN! DAKOTA THURSDAY MAY 9 1889 yesterday. He re turned on the special in the evening un harmed and as lively and chipper as over. Supt. McCabe, who returned to Crys tal Springs again last evening, came in about noon. The track has been cleared of the debris and train3 are again run ning. Three of No. 18's freight cars were loaded with Washington territory horses. Enough of them escaped to fill a car which came through this noon. A SAD EVENT. A Stranger Killed in the Yards last j'-Tight—Both of his Legs Cut on: Climbing Between the Cars to oross the Track When the Train Started. Details about the Man who was Killed in the Yards Yester day. Killed in the Yards. About 3 o'clock Tuesday a stranger was found lying in the west yards with both legs cut off below the knees. He was immediately brought up to the depot baggage room and a physician summoned, but died about two hours later. Ho is about 5 feet 8 inches in height, strongly built, and looks about 45 years of age though he said he was only 34. His head is bald and his moustache and side whiskers are tinged with grey, his eyes are light grey. It sterns he was crossing the yard aud went to climb between the cars instead of going round the end of the tram, when the train started up and he fell un der the wheels. He said he did not want to get a ride. The inquest was held in the baggage room this morning by Coroner Thorold, and a jury consisting of G. W. Craven, M. Fox and J. M. Trenary. Geo. J. Rulow, night fireman, testified that about 3 o'clock this morning I was coming through the yard alone, at about middle of yard heard some one holler as train No. 13 was pulling out of the yard. 1 was walking between tracks No. 1 and 2 when I heard the party holler and went to him. He was lying between tracks No. 2 and 3 and when I reached him and saw what was the matter I went to find the other boys and brought them to where the man was lying. I asked him how it happened and I understood him to oay that he was climbing up tetween two box cars and he fell down between them ?pd the wheels went over him. A. Clemens, uight yard master, testified: At'~2i35 went up in llio^ west yard to have 2nd 14 back on track W. 2. After having them do so, I walked down between tracks 3 and 4 when I looked up and saw a man about three car lengths ahead of me. He had his back to me, but turned abound and saw me just as No. 13 whistled to pull out. When he saw me he went to climb between two box cars, the seventh or eighth from the rear end of the train. When he went between the two cars, I heard the engine taking up the slack of the train. As I crossed the track, as the train went by, I heard some one holler west of me, but supposing that it was one of the trainsmen or car repairers I paid no attention to it. I had got to the main track when Robert Barclay came running up, and said that a man had his legs cut off. I went over to where the man lay and George Rulow was there. I saw that the man was pretty badly hurt, and took out paper and pencil. He said his name was Walter Chappell, New York City, and his sister Mrs Estelle Tucker lived at 241 beoond AE.DL?Witzel testified that he was night foreman, and was switching last night, and went on the caboose track to get a caboose. Robert Barclay told him he had heard some one holler for help. 1 started across to see who it was, and when I got between tracks 2 and d, 1 found a man with both legs cut off. George Rulow had been there and was coming back again with some help. We laid him on a grain door and brought him to the baggage room. He said he fell down between two cars, ana alsosniu he lived in New York city. Joseph Floyd, switchman Heard Fire man Witzel ask the man how he got hurt, and I heard him answer that he was climbing between the cars, and that he fell down and the wheels went over him. The jury gave the following verdict: "That according to the evidence given, they flo find that the said Walter Chap pell came to his death by accidentallj falliiK between the cars, while the train was in motion, and that no blame at taches to anyone." This body was buried this afternoon by thecbunty. The coroner has written an account of the accident to the sister in NewiYork. He appears to have been a railroad man, and was working last month on the Montana division. It Uaincd Frogs Thfe sky gave promise of a rain near ly alday Monday but hap the promise was not fulfilled until early in the morning and phe precipitation then was slight. Aboit six o'clock a peculiar circumstance was noted by a number of people, who »ened to be in the vicinity of J. Trei ary'8 machinerv depot. A small blacs cloud hanging rather low was noti sed to move rather queerly and then lenly the cloud was lost sight of and a pi jcipitation of frogs was seen. 1 hey wer over a hundred in number and be seen hopping up in the street a black away. A number of 'logs were pro nptly on hand and made it lively for the hoppers. This story, is given on the tesiimony of Herman Gieseler, John Tb mpson and others who were eye wit nes jes G^clzzzy ALERT. It is claimed that a funnel shaped cloud indicative of a cyclone was seen in the west shortly before and the theory of some is that the frogs were caught up from oome slough in this whirlwind and carried in the air until it spent itself, which happened to be just over Fifth avenue- Yesterday's Accident. A number of letters were found ou the body of the man who was killed in the yards on Monday night, and as required by law were deposited by the coroner with iho county treasurer. Many of them are too much torn and cut up by the accident to be decipherable, but they afford several clues as to his friends. He had no money in his pockets when found, except one cent. He also had a plain, heavy finger ring marked 18 carat, but which is probably washed. It would ap pear that the deceased has been working for the Northern Pacific railroad com pany on the Montana division. He had a letter stating that it was three weeks since he had been laid off and that he had not yet received his time check and asking that it be forwarded to him at once as he needed tfye money. The back of the letter is endorsed in red ink by J. D. Finn, the superintendent at Livingston, Mont., saying that his check had been forwarded to him on the 23rd, of last month through Mr. Stokes. At this time he appears to have been at Howard, in Custer Co., a small station about 75 miles west of Miles City. When he got his pay he seems to sent some of it to a lady in Minneapolis as he had a receipt for a registered letter sent to Mrs. Sophia Woodward. His note book con tains allusions to G. T. Chappell of Helena, Montana. Another paper found on him was a warranty deed executed on June 10, 1885 by James Nolan and Anna E. Nolan for five lots in block 8 of the town of Manorino, Anoka county, Minn. The consideration named is 81,000 the vend ors retaining a mortgage for 8250 on the lots. The deed is made out to Walter Chappell of Hennipin county, and bears the seal of a notary, but has never been recorded. The deceased appears to have been a well educated man and a good penman. Nothing has yet come to light as to why he came to Jamestown, or whether he had any baggage or bundle at any of the lodging houses. As above stated his effects are in the care of the county treasurer. He was buried at the High land Home. The Injured go East. The three men who have been layiDg at the Gladstone since last Sunday's ac cident, had recovered sufficiently by yesterday, to make it safe to have them removed. There had been some talk of removing Mr. Lounsberry on Monday, but the doctors decided that it would not be advisable on account of his broken leg. Yesterday all the patients seemed a good deal better, and it was decided to take them east on the afternoon train. C. M. Lounsberry and N. D. Evans the mail clerks were sent to the Northern Pacific sanatorium at Brainerd, and travelled in the sleeper. F. H. Nichols the baggageman wished to be taken to Minneapolis, where his wife has been in great suspense since the accident, so a cot was prepared and he was carried in the mailcar, as the sleeper goes through to Duluth. He was accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. Appleby who came up from St. Paul to superintend his re moval. Mr. G. C. Eager went along as far as Brainerd with the two mailclerks, and a telegram this morning announces that the patients seemed none the worse for the fatigue of travelling. Everything possible that could add to their comfort in travelling was done by the railroad company. The patients speak very high ly of "the care and attention they received while at the Gladstone, from the manager and his assistants, who did all in their power to ease the weariness of a sick bed. Who was at Fault? The responsibility for the Crystal Springs disaster has not been definitely fixed, but the blame is said to lay be tween the operator at Steele and the dis patcher who sent the order. It is said that the engineer and conductor of the freight will probably come in for some censure for accepting a scratched order, contrary to the rules of the road, but neither is in any way directly responsi ble for the wreck. The accident seems to have been peculiarly unfortunate and is the unhappyjresult of a combination of ircumstances, any one of which being different the catastrophy would Lave been averted. General Superintendent Ainslie of St. Paul, gives the following official statement of how it all happened to the Pioneer Press: The collision occurred through the scratching of an order at Steele. The train men, contrary to rules, accepted the scratched order. The order in ques tion was sent from the train dispatcher's office at Jamestown to the Steele office for the guidance of the freight train, and was repeated back all right. It read: ••Meet second section No. 1 at Windsor." The operator copied the order, "Meet sections No. 1." and then subsequently, thinking probably the order was not com plete, inserted the word "first" and made it read, "Meet first section No. 1 at Windsor." The two sections of Xo. 1. which is the through overland train.were running thirty minutes apart, and the WW V'f« 4\rF# ''''-4i:'•''icV'".--^^'5-v NO 38 freight train, according to previous or ders, was to have met the first section at Crystal Springs and then to have pulled on to Windsor, five miles farther east, to meet the second section. The freight train officers accepted the doctored or f*er from the Steele operator,and, instead of waiting at Crystal Springs for the first section, were going to Windsor to meet it when the collision occurred. Superintendent McCabe of course regreto the accident very much, but it is one of those things for which he is not responsible and over which he had no control. It is the first accident which has occurred to marr the brilJiant record he has made since his incumbency of the superindency of the Dakota division. A superintendent cannot always guard against the blunders of his subordinates. The most he can do is to select capable, tried and trusted men. Such men are found all along the Dakota division and the good record which the division has made is in a large measure due to them. ADDITIONAL IiOCAL,. O. A. Boynton says that he is an appli cant for constitutional honors, independ ent of coat, boots and hat. Martin and Olaf Brekke of Rio, and Ernest Leonhardt of Esler, were at the Commercial house yesterday. Pete Kennedy, County Attorney Clea ry, H. G. Gardner and John Winslow, from New Rockford, were in the city yes terday. Minot Journal: Mrs. W. E. Mansfield gave birth to an eleven pound girl baby last Tuesday night. Great climate around Minot. Mr. O. Yorick and wife of Toledo,Ohio, have been staying in the city the last few days looking over the business openings. Mr. Yorick went up the Northern this morning to explore the country 'he is thinking of starting a meat market if he finds a suitable location. He can be found at the Commercial hotel. Morris Beck left yesterday afternoon for Chicago where he will engage in business. During a residence in James town of about four years Mr. Beck has made a reputation as a young man of good business qualifications, a first class and reliable salesman and he leaves many friends here who will wish him a full measure of prosperity in any venture he may make. August Affeldt a young man from Mitchell, South Dakota, passed through the city yesterday on his way to New Rockford, where he has taken a large job of breaking. He is travelling with five horses, and a load of oats, and says he finds the country looking well. He made over fifty miles yesterday. He has some friends in South Dakota hut North Dakota, suits him best. The action of the council Monday night in deciding to set out eight beds of flowers in the public park will be heartily endorsed by the citizens. Noth ing could be a better advertisement for the city than to have a creditable show of flowering plants in the park, as it will at once attract the attention of the pas sengers on the trains,and help to remove their impressions of North Dakota as a place where flowers and trees cannot be raised. Mr. Lloyd is expecting Mr. Wardell of Huron, to arrive tonight and open up the offices of the alliance insurance com pany in the Metropolitan bloek. Mr. Wardell was to have arrived last week but was detained in order to attend the alliance meeting in Aberdeen yesterday. When he arrives arrangements will be made to open up the headquarters at once, though the transcripts cannot all be made and the transfer finally com pleted until this fall. The Capital house seems to be the favorite stopping place of the country delegates. Among those taking dinner there today are: E. H. Horn of Horn, H. R. Tuthill and B. T. Broughton of Ypsi lanti, R. C. Gott, S. Ferguson of Esler. John Deets of Spirit wood, F. A. Carley and Stanley McPherson of Montpelier, J. K. Wilbur and P. Whitbeck of Corinne R. E. Johnson and L. M. Points of Edmunds, O. C. Christopherson of Rio, and Peter Fried of Albion. Two San Fra*cisco Winners. Butchertown, South San Francisco, is likely to become very popular. One of the happiest men in this thriving suburb is Hans M. C. Mangels, who keeps a grocery store on the corner of Railroad Ave., and Manitoba St. He had bought Louisiana State Lottery tickets, and a few days before the March drawing he resolved to try once more. He held a coupon of ticket 2,887, and so won $15,000. He was paid last Thursday in full. Wil liam Griffin, also a San Franciscan, was the other lucky man in last week's draw ng- He is a printer by occupation and has for some time past worked the Guide at 521 Clay Street. Appearances are very deceptive, however, as the result proved, for the little number 2.NS7 was the means of enriching me to the extent of $15,000. San Francisco (Cal.) Chronicle, March 17. TKKHITORIAIi TIFS. catfish weighing 20 and 30 have lately been caught in the Some pounds Red River at Fargo. The friends of J. B. Pattee of Yank ton fear that he may become insane be fore his trial can be had. It will be re membered that last fall he and D. H. Kean were indicted bv the grand jury for cnminal carelessness in causing the death of two workmen while defendants were erecting wings to the insane hospi tal.