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Five Fatalities Caused by the Terrific Plunge of a Train Down Penn sylvania Mountain Side. llrolien Timbers and Mangled Bodies Piled in a Confused Muss at the Bottom. Not One of the Eighteen Passengers Escaped Unhurt Story of an Eye Witness. NEW YORK. Aug. 20.—A dispatch from Reading, Pa., says a train 011 the Mt. Penn Gravity railroad went over an embankment at 11 a. m., killing five people outright and injuring several others. The accident occurred at the Horseshoe bend, tlie second grove from the city, while the train was coming down by gravity. It i3 rumored that there are more fatalities and quite a number injured. It is said that trouble occurred over the brake not working. A Frightful SpoecU It appears that when the tower was reached, the point where the gravity point of the road commences, the engine was detached when tlio car started away while the eighteen passengers were still on board. The distance to the point of starting is five miles and it is said that thi3 was covered by the runaway car in about three minutes, tlie car attaining an estimated speed of eighty miles an houi. It remained on the track to thu foot of the plane, going around all the curves, while the passen gers shrieked in their freight, and sev eral jumped oif. At the foot of the plane it jumped the track and Landed Cpsido Down at the I.ottom of a fifty-foot embankment, with the passengers imprisoned within the car. Doctors and ambulances were lmrridly sent for. Four persons were taken out dead and a number injured. Norman B. Wimsher, of this city,who was standing at the foot of the plane, gives a graphic story of the accident. He says the car came down the moun tain at the rate of A Mile in 45 Seconds, and dashed past the station and down the embankment fifty feet below, turn ing upside down. The passengers were all thrown into a confused mass. There were about a dozen of the latter with broken limbs and battered heads, their clothing covered with blood. Mr. Wimsher says that as the car fell the united shrieks of twenty voices added terror to the scene. STREET CARS CRUSHED. Four People Killed ttud Many Injured by Fulling Walls. PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 23.—Four per sons were killed, three probably fatally injured and three others seriously hurt by a falling wall of the stables of the Twelfth and Sixteenth Street Car company at Twelfth street and Susque hanna avenue, during the prevalence of a severe wind and rain storm. The killed a?e: August Paul, a car driver, and his wife Charles Severn, a car con ductor Charles Fisher, a driver. Henry Jacoby, conductor James J. Martin, driver, and Charles Brown, a passenger, were so badly injured that they will probably die. Henry Trodwetter, a stableman a son of August Paul and an unknown boy are very severely hurt and their recovery is doubtful. John Christy, a horse changer, has been missing since the wall fell, and it is helieved that he was buried in the ruins. HUNDREDS STARVING. Wholesale Destitution ltejiorted from Southeastern Colorado. DENVER, Colo., Aug. 23.—The 500 or 800 people who live in Eastern Ara plioe county, Colorado, near the Kansas line, are in a state bordering on starva tion. VA committee representing the settlers was in Denver yesterday seeking aid of the county commissioners. Crops are an absolute failure this year, and as the country is new, the fiist settlement having been made only three year* ago, the people have no resources, and they find winter approaching without any prospect of pulling through it alive without assistance. SEVEN DEAD BODIES Taken From Ruins in the Cyclone Track at St. Cloud, France—More Missing. PARIS, Aug. 23.—St. Cloud, one of the suburbs of this city was struck by a cyclone. Twenty houses were wrecked, most of the occupants being buried in the debris. Already seven dead bodies have been taken out and as several persons are missing tlie list of the dead will no doubt be further increased. A SWISS CYCLONE Ouo Hundred ami Fifty People Reported Killed in the Canton of Vaud. GENEVA, Aug. 23.—It is reported that 150 persons were killed by a cyclone in the canton of Vaud. Particulars are not obtainable at present. A Shocking Death. ST. PAUL, Aug. 23.—Otto Freeberg, one of the workmen at the Gladstone, Minn., plow works, was passing by a rapidly moving belt. In some way he became caught in the belt, was drawn rapidly up to the shaft and his body was whirled around with lightning speed, striking the beams with each rev olution. It all happened with such sud denuess that his horror-stricken com rades could do nothing to prevent it. After several revolutions the body, •which was caught by the arm, fell to the floor, the arm torn completely from the socket. Tlie body was horribly man gled and torn, the neck was broken and the skull fractured. Death was un doubtedly, instantaneous. No Livca Lost. TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 28.—A special from Fostoria, Ohio, says a severe storm unroofed the buildings at the fair grounds east of the city. No lives were lost. Blight damage was done to trees. POWDERLV TO ARTHUR. A Letter from the Chief of the Knights t* the Chief of Locomotive Kugiiieera. NEW YORK, Aug. 23.—Mr. Powderly has written the following letter to Mr. Arthur, grand chief engineer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers: "There is at present a strike, in prog ress on the New York Central and Hud son lliver railroad. In this strike volved a principle which you cannot afford to ignore, and the principle is that cf fair play. Many of the men on strike are firemen and belong not only to the Knights of Labor, but to the Brother* hood of Locomotive Firemen. They are manfully contending for the Right to Maintain Organization. They are now at a standstill and in some instances their places are being filled by members of the Brotherhood of Loco, motive Engineers, who have steppe down from the foot-board to pick up the shovels which were dropped by the fire men. Are you willing that this should continue? Are we to understand that this action is to receive the sanction of the organisation you represent? The Knights of Labor wish to know where you stand on this question, for you are authorized to voice the sentiments of your order. The members of the various brotherhoods of railway employes are desirous of knowing where you stand, for on your answer, and we desire that it be a public one, depends the future of your association. We desire to know where to place it. Shall it classed among the organizations of industry or among the allies of cap ital If your members continue to do tlio work of firemen we shall know that it is with your consent, ami the future will bo plain before us. We do not ask for your official sanction of the strike. lYe Only Ask for Fair Treatment at your hands. And that we have a right to expect. Tho man who takes tne place of another in this contest is untrue to the cause of organized labor. The or ganization which approves of such con duct must be regarded in the same light, and we want to know from your own lips where to assign the Brotherhood of Engineers in the roster of organizations. We have asked of the other organiza tions of railway employes to take sides with lis. They are responding nobly, and the future of labor seems to indi cate that between us all there will be a far.be a far better understanding tlian ever before, but your voice must be heard either on the side of the railway or the men. Which will it be? Ire main very respectfully yours, T. V. POWDERLY, G. M. W. of K. of L. CHIEF ARTHUR'S REPLY. Engineers Are Sliuding Their Own Busi ness and IVill Continue to Do So. CHICAGO. Aug. 23.—A special to The Post from Cleveland says: An Evening Post correspondent called upon P. M. Arthur, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and asked him what he intended to do in the mat ter of Air. Powderly's published letter He replied that lie had no assurance that Mr. Powcleriy wrote the letter cred ited to him, and that until tlio letter was received he had nothing to say about it: hut that or any other communication from Mr. Powderly "would be answered promptly when received. Continuing, Mr. Arthur said: "You may state, and I know no way of put ting it sponger, that we are minding our own business and will continue to do so." Y. M. C. A. STRIKE. 'Waiters in tho Kailroad liianch Kcfuse to Wait on Scabs. BUFFALO, Aug. 23.—Secretary Edwin Kettle and all the nurses and waiters at the railroad branch of-the Y. 21. C. A. have quit. The branch consists of a dining room, reading room, and hospi tal. The reason given for quitting was that Superintendent Chamberlain, of the Central car shops insisted upon fitting lip the branch as a lodging house for men taking the places of strikers. The employes claimed they were not hired to run a lodging house. A few colored men are dor.g the work. The patients in the hospital department were removed to the general hospital. The fifty non-union men who quit are making a claim against the Central road for wages and their fare back whence they came. They stated their case to Superintendent Burrows, who said he knew nothing about it and that they should go to the men v\ ho they claimed had hired them under misrep resentation. Superintendent Burrows also refused to pay them anything. The men are seeking legal council in the matter. RAILROAD MEN ARE RESTLESS. A Growing Feeling of Uneasiness on All I.ines Centering at Indianapolis. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 23.—There is a growing restlessness on the part of the railroad employes in this city, and it is now an open secret that the officials of all the lines except the Big Four regard a strike as likely to take place at any time. Within the pant few days several men, presumably from New York, have been mingling with the employes. The Cincinnati. Hamilton and Indianapolis freight handlers want nn increase in wages the Pennsylvania employes are restless: the Vandalia switchmen have not received the advance asked for, and the Lake Erie and Western switchmen have been refused an increase. Not a pound of perishable freight is being handled for the East, and shippers of other freight are promised nothing when making application, except that the company will c.o the best it can. No promises as to prompt delivery in any direction are being niade. SAYS AYALA IS A TRAITOR. Ezeta Will Not Abide by Any Treaty Giving liarillas Dictatorship. NEW YORK, Aug. 28.—The Herald's special from San Salvador says tlie prop ositions for peace made by the diplo matic corps to Provisional President. Ezeta imply the abandonment of au tonomy and independence of Salvador. Hostilities, which have been suspended up to this time, are liable to be resumed at any time, as Ezeta has declared that he will not submit to the dictation of President Barillas, and it is currently reported that he has definitely decided to reject the proposed treaty. The pro tocol as submitted by Guatemala de manded that "Vice President Ayala assume the executive power and arranged for the election of a president. ANEfIT THE NORTHWEST Tlio Irrigation Convention at Aber« deen liegun With 250 Delegates in Attendance. Complete Ticket, Headed by Governor Hoard, Nominated by Wiscon sin lie publicans. Geu. Weaver Nominated for Congress by Iowa Democrats in the Sev enth District. ABERDEEN, S. D., Aug. 22.—The irri gation convention for the Dakotas was attended by about 250 delegates, who came mostly from South Dakota. The convention convened at 11 a. m., with Ira Barnes, of Aberdeen, as president and Dr. Merchant, of Ellendale, secre tary. Committees were appointed on resolutions, legislation, canal system, artesian well system and memorial to congress. Samples of irrigated grain from Huron, Hitchcock, Groton and Frankfort were exhibited and showed excellent results. A letter was read from Director Powell, of the geological survey, strongly en dorsing the Missouri canal project. Nearly the whole evening was spent in the discussion uf resolutions and the re ports of committees. The resolutions endorse both tho artesian well and the canal system of irrigation, recommend tlie immediate sinking of wells in all part's of the James river valley, and the consent agitation of the subject by the press and people. HOARD WILL RUN AGAIN. Wisconsin Republicans Renominate the Governor by Acclamation The Tick* MILWAUKEE, Aug. 22.—The Republi can state convention in its platform firmly upheld the Bennett law. The ful1. ticket nominated is as follows. Governor—W. D. Hoard. Secretary of State—Edwin D. Coe, of Walworth. Treasurer—Albert B. Geilfuss, of Mil waukee. Attorney General—James O'Neill, of Clark county. Superintendent of Public Instruction— L. D. Harvey, of Winnebago. Railroad Commissioner—Lyman E. Brimi, of Eau Claire. Prosecution of Iowa Koads. DES MOINES, Aug. 22.—In a consulta tion between Governor Boies and a member of the board of railroad com missioners in regard to tho enforcement of the joint rates, the governor was in favor of instituting a suit against one road only and making the matter some thing of a test case. The commission prefer to begin a prosecution of all the roads at once and avoid any delay of proceedings during which the railroads would operate in opposition to the com missioners' rates. Attorney General Stone and Commissioner Smith have been telegraphed for and immediate ac tion will be taken upon their arrival. ^oniimitcrt by Acclamation* SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Aug. 2 ..—At the Democratic Fourth district judicial con vention the nominees were W. D. Boies, of O'Brien, F. R. Gaynor, of Plymouth, and C. A. Bolter, of Harrison. The nominations were made by acclamation. Boies is a nephew of Governor Boies, and Bolter is a son of State Senator Bolter. The Republican nominees, chosen some weeks ago, are the present Incumbents, Judges Lewis, Wakefield and Ladd. Fire in a Coal Shed. GROTON, S. D., Aug. 22.—Fire started in the Chicago and Northwestern rail road sheds, containing some 300 tons of soft coal, caused by spontaneous com bustion. The fire companies from Red field, Doland and Clark were called and were on the ground in one hour and forty minutes from tlie time the alarm was given. The visiting companies soon had the fire under control. Pharmacists Organize. WATERTOWN, S. D., Aug. 22.—The Pharmaceutal association organized un der the new law, with the following ofiicers: President, W. A. Burnliam, Groton vice presidents, Charles O. Hatch, Willow Lake, and George C. Bradley, De Smet secretary. I. A. Keith, Lake Preston treasurer, George W. Lowrie, Sioux Falls. She Addressed the Graduates. BROOKINGS, S. D., Aug. 2iv -Mrs. Mary S. Howell,of Albany, N. Y., made the annual address before the graduat ing class of South Dakota college here. This is the first time a lady "has ever done this duty any where. Her subject was "The True Sons and Daughters of Our Republic." A St. Paxil Man Murdered. ST. PAUL, Aug. 22.—A telegram from Seattle, Wash., announces that a man found dead at Slaughter, a neighboring town, on Monday last has been identified as D. Feeley. a former resident of St. Paul. The dispatch further states that circumstances point strongly to murder. Miss Poole Accepts. ST. PAUL, Aug. 22.—Miss Villa Poole, the North Dakota lady who was chal lenged by Miss Rush, of Kentucky, for a ten-mile horseback race, has accepted. The race will come off during the week of the fair. A Steamer Disaster in llussia. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 22.—The steamer Gregor was burned while on the Volga river at Nishni-Novgorod. Many of her passengers were lost, some being drowned and others burned to death. Three More Victim?. WILKESBARRE, Pa., Aug. 2.,.—B. E. Vandemark, Isiah Newsbezil and John Siebel, who were injured in the cyclone, are dead. The work of repairing the damage to property is proceeding rap idly. Swells the List to Twenty-Two. BOSTON, Aug. 22.—E. C. Bailey, one of the injured in thrj railroad accident at Quincy, is reported to have just died. This swells the list of dead to twentv- SARGENT CONVINCED. The llrolherliood Chief Now Believes the CaiiHo of the Knighta to lie Just. NEW YORK, Aug. 22.—Grand Chief Sargent, of the Federation of Railway Employes, late at night made the fol lowing statement "I am now firmly convinced that Mr. Powderly and the Knights of Labor have acted in an up right and honorable manner, that they have done everything possible to bring a settlement of this dispute by trying their utmost to have the matter settled by arbitration, and they have failed through Mr. Webb's refusnl to allow it to be arbitrated. The result, so far as I am concerned, is that I have decided to convene the supreme council of the fed eration, and I have Already Issued a Call. I shall lay before the council all that I htive observed and heard concerning the origin of the strike, while I have been in the city and elsewhere, and shall let the council decide upon the action to be taken. What action do I think the council will take? This is a matter I cannot discuss. The knights have ap pealed to us for support, and I have gleaned all the information I can upon the subject it is for the council to pass judgment. But I may say that the po sition taken by the executive board of the Knights of Labor lias 31 ,y Ejntire Sympathy. I take the position that tlie knights have exhausted all means to bring about a peaceful settlement of the affair, and that Mr. Powderly has only been able to hear oue Ki'du:—that of the men—the rauro.i navmg retusea to ar nitrate tne matter prevents him from hearing the other side. The railroad also refuses all other means of settlement," Federation Will 1/iuloubtedly Strike. Chief Siii-gent afterwards said that at the meeting of the supreme council of the federation which would be held at Terre Haute on Saturday, a strike on the Vanderbilt system would undoubt edly be ordered. He and his three com panies had endorsed the action of the general executive board of the K. of L., and he thoroughly believed that the supreme council of the federation wonld sustain them. He said that the action of Mr. Webb in adhering so firmly to the stand he had taken rendered the action necessary. Mr. Webb's arbitrary methods and utter refusal to arbitrate the situation, made it useless to deal with him any longer. Webb Bays He's Prepared. At the Grand Central depot Mr. Webb eaid he was fully prepared to meet the strike when it came, and that he did not anticipate that many of the employes would go out. He said of Mr. Powderly that he considered him a very sensible man, but that the hotheads in the feder ation and tlie executive board were too much for him, and the result was that matters have taken the course they have. Mr. orliees stated that everything along the road was quiet, and that all passengenr trains were running on time also that the number of freight trains dispatched each day was increasing. Not to lie Issued licfore Night. Mr. Hayes, secretary of the K. of L. stated this morning that the address that Mr. Powderly proposed to issxte would not be ready until night. ANXIOUS TO GO OUT. Firemen Impatiently Awaiting the Order to Strike. BUFFALO, Aug. 22.—A wild rumor was started during the night that a call out of the New York Central firemen had been promulgated and that they had gone out on a strike. This rumor is without foundation. Tho firemen are working as usual. They are, however reported to be anxious for the order to go out and will obey it to a man. There is little to note in the strike situation here. The men are quiet and are wait ing for Mr. Powderly"s address. The road is as badly crippled at any time. All the through passenger trains were behind time and but littie freight is be ing moved. NON-UNION MEN QUIT. New Switchmen at Itufftilo to Go Out Central Again Blocked. BUFFALO, N. Y., Aug. 22.—Fifty non-union switchmen brought here by the New York Central to take striker's places, have quit work. They claim they were brought on misrepresenta tions. This leaves the Central road here in as bad condition as at any time dur ing the trouble. Favoring tlie llailway. ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 22.—If there is any ground gained for the day in the strike it is in favor of the New York Central railroad. The road moved a a great many of the freight trains out of Schenectedy and West Albany and the only delay in moving others seems to be due to the inexperience of switchmen in the yards. Promises to Bo a lJig Strike. ROCHESTER. N. Y., Aug. 22.—F. F. Donovan, of the state board of arbitra tion, said to a Post-Express reporter in reference to the railroad strike: "It promises to be a big one." 3Ir.Donovan lias gone East. NEWS BREVITIES. In the Northwest. J. H. Glass, of The Carver County News, will start a Republican newspa per at Watertown, Minn. A well known fanner of Courtland, Minn., named John Ebkan, was kicked by a horse and died shortly after. The eighth annual fair of the Todd County Agricultural society will be held at Long Prairie, Minn., Sept. 2:1 to 25. In a heavy storm on Lake Winnipeg Wednesday, the steamer Mollie Howell and barge were wrecked. All the pas sengers were saved. Quite a number of hunters are scour ing the prairies and report an abundance of chickens. Recent rains have put the stubble in excellent condition for work ing up game. Numerous burglaries were committed in Mason City, Iowa, Tuesday night. One hundred and fifty dollars were stolen of G. O. Brager and several gold watches were taken. No clew to the thief. Tuesday night appeared Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Clinton. Iowa. Evening News, a seven column folio Democratic daily, edited by E. W. Conable. The plant'is new throughout and the paper is printed on a Web perfecting press. Effects of the Cyclone at Wilkesbarre, Pa., Terrible to Heboid—Whole Sections in liuins. Eleven Dead So Far Recovered—Nine Fatally and Twenty-five Seriously Injured. Rescuing: Parties Searching the Wreck for More Victims—Militia Aiding in the Work. WILKESBARRE, Pa., Aug. 21.—The city presents a scene of awful devasta tion. After the cyclone had spent its fury darkness fell so quickly upon the valley, and the excitement everywhere was so intense that it was impossible to gather much intelligence as to the ex tent of the damage to property and loss of life. Now, however, the severity of the cyclone is more and more demon strated, and it is remarkable that so comparatively few lives were lost. So suddenly did the storm make its appear ance, and with such portentious skies, that the stoutest hearts were at onco appalled, especially so when at a high altitude were seen tin roofs, timber and all sorts of movable things and tlio Skies Were a Thick iihit'k Mass such as are shown at the lime of an im mense conflagration. Later an unusual centre of activity was noticeable in the vicinity of Lee park. The lower clouds began scudding in great circles, at ter rific speed. Their vortex seemed close in the vicinity, but to the north of the cutlery works, at South Wilkesbarre. A sudden gust of wind sprang up, and in a moment had increased to a roar. The Vulcan iron works, James IN orris' foun dry and the Keystone Hoar mill felt the first shock. Heavy material of all de scriptions was Dashed About Like So Much Chair. Main street was in the direct path of the storm, and the buildings on the west side of that thoroughfare sutl'ered badly. Shade trees were uprooted, and in fact but little was left untouched on Main street till Academy street was reached. The western edge of the storm extended to the lower end of Franklin street and Dana place. Brick dwellings were un roofed and the upper stories torn away, and some were leveled to the ground. Fallen trees and timbers completely blocked South Main and Franklin streets. The storm swept out Ross and Hazel streets, then up South Washing ton street, extending as far east as the Hiizard wire rope works. The storm swept along the railroad to Five Points, where it turned eastward again up Pearl street, out by Baltimore shaft No. 2, then dashed up the mountains and spent itself in the woods. The sweep of the cyclone at Five Points was terri ble. The frail Houses Vere T'lown Away. The air was rilled with debris from the falling buildings. On Scott street the houses occupied by the families of James McGinley and James Henagan were levelled to the ground. Mrs. Eliza Jane McGinley, aged about 28 years and her young baby were chrushed to death, as was also John Mc Ginley, a youth of 14 years. Alary Jane McGinley, the little daughter of this unhappy household, was so mangled and crushed that death will probably come to relieve her sufferings. The Barber Asphalt works L. T. Brown & Co.'s ex tensive business block on Market street, comprising ten wholesale stores: the Mxtrray coal breaker and the Hollen beck breaker have all been so seriously injured that a great expenditure of both time and money will be necessary to place the various establishments in working order. This means a sad loss of employment to the wage earners who are least able to confront the calamity. In the Hillman vein, while twenty-seven were at work, the fans were stopped, but, luckily, they were able to start them again, and, although the hoisting aparatus was damaged, the men were brought to the top in safety. They, however, had a narrow escape, it occu pying several hours in hoisting them from the Hillman to the Baltimore veins. The drill works of Bloss Sfc White. and the house adjoining on Scott street are destroyed. Bright's oil warehouse was blown away. At the lower end of Bowman, Scott and Kidder streets all the houses there are either blown entirely down or badly wrecked. Panic Among Working Girls. Three hundred girls were at work,in Gallaud's underwear factory on South Washington street. All became panic striken when tlie storm came. Mr. Gallaud rushed among them and tried to calm them but some four or five rushed out and were slightly injured. Those in the builcing rushed about in all directions. A large number fainted and several were thrown into convul sions. The girls were gradually calmed and taken to their homes. The build ing was badly damaged. Militia Culled Out. In answer to a proclamation by the mayor, the Ninth regiment is on duty and is assisting the police in maintain ing order. The reconstruction of in ,i ured property has already been begun and men are at work clearing the streets of fallen trees, telegraph poles and other wreckage. As near as can be estimated now. there were 400 houses demolished and partially wrecked, entailing a loss of nearly, if not quite $1,000,000. A List of the Killed. Tlie following is a list of those in stantly killed as far as can be ascer tained- Xettio Thomson, colored. aa-ed 10 years u,va Martin, Hazel street: Jonn Fritz, aged Hi: Peter Rittenmeye. aged 25. Cinderella street: Mrs. Eliza K. Mc Ginley, of Scott street, her infant and her son John, aged 14: Joseph Kern, Madison street Adam Frantz, of Jones & Frantz: George Hamilton, and an unknown Hungarian. Following Were l'ntally Injured: Franklin Welsh, Moyallen street: John H. Ousch, Cinderella street John Long: unknown employe of the Delaware It Hudson railroad James McGinley, Scott street Berlin Vandermark: Frank Fulred Mrs. Barrett, Maxwell street Mary McGinley, and Isaiah Newsbigel. In uduiuuu to lucsc iw eiiiy -nve others were seriously injured. Sommerville and Hnrveysvllln VUlted. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21.—Dispatches received here report the villages of Som merville and Harveysville, Northwest of Wilkesbarre, nearly destroyed by a cyclone during the afternoon. Nearly all of the houses in the two towns were rendered uninhabitable and a number of persons were struck by flying timbers. Elijah Fahringer was killed. Damage at Heading. READING, Pa., Aug. 21.—Much dam age was done in this city by a furious wind and rain storm. The barn of Jef ferson Snyder was blown down and all of his horses and cattle killed. Nearly all of the wires in the city were blown down. NINETEEN VICTIMS. Several of the Injured in the Quincy Wreck Have Sinee Died. LONDON, Aug. 21.—The latest report from Quincy just received, places the number of dead in the ter-rible accident there at nineteen. Thirteen were killed outright and six have since died. A lleporter'g Story. A Herald reporter who was on tha train says the engine jumped the track on the west side. plunging into the steep bank adjoining the Adams estate. The nine cars attached to the engine plunged after it. The first three—a baggage, a Pullman, and a smoking car—went past tho engine, but the fourth car, a passen ger coach, collided with the engine and was instantly tilled with escaping steam. The next live cars remained Ju the track but the occupants were badly shaken up. The ill-fated passenger cur was com pletely wrecked. It contained seventy five passengers—men, mien and chil dren. The windows on the east side were all closed, thereby preventing the steam from escaping. The scenes about the car were of the wildest description. Strong hearted men fainted as the steamed bodies of a dozen women and children were being taken from the ruins. Some of the occupants, gifted with presence of mind, broke through windows and escaped with slight wounds. Where the engine and the car collided were several women and chil dren steamed to death, while some were badly mangled. •Wrecked Ofl' Kacine. RACINE, Wis., Aug. 21.—The steam barge Monitor of Chicago, Capt. Rice, from Pierport, Mich., with a cargo of tan bark and slabs, foundered oft' the coast near this city. The crew of nine men and three passengers were saved after a terrible experience with the wind and waves. After drifting about two hours in a small boat, the}" were picked up by the schooner Melitta and landed at this port. The Monitor was valued at £6,000. 3,000,000 BUSHELS SHORTAGE. A Summary of the S'jrinij Wheat Crop Given by the Farmers' Review. CHICAGO, Aug. 21.—The Farmers' Review says: '"Reports received from 1,300 correspondents in the spring wheat belt indicate that the crop of 1890, though less than that of last year by probably 3,000,000 bushels, is better as to quality and yield than could have been anticipated in view of the adverse conditions under which it has been grown. Nebraska and the Dakotas will probably harvest as many bushels as last year. Iowa will show a loss of about 2,000,000 bushels and Minnesota about 1,1)00,000 bushels. The area har vested in these states is from 0 to 5 per cent less than last year, save in Minne sota, whore the acreage frarveoted is es timated to be 10 per cent greater than that of 1889." Chamberlain's Cement Beds. CHAMBERLAIN, S. D., Aug. 21.—G. W. Dickinson, of Dickinson, King & Co., cement manufacturers, of Chicago, has been in the city examining the inex haustible supplies of cement material which are found in this vicinity, with a view of putting in an immense cement manufacturing plant here. Citizens have been striving for the past few months to induce Mi*. Dickinson to visit the city and examine the material, but he evidently believed the matter to be a hoax, and so did not come until this week. A visit and examination has convinced him, and he now declares that he was agreeably surprised at the large amount of excellent material in the immediate vicinity. Tarred and FeatlieiVd the Maids. GHEENSBI-BG, Pa.. Aug. 21.—Late Monday night two young- girls residing at Shaften went to Manor, and while there their conduct, it »eems, disgusted several young men of the town. The girls saving disregarded a warning to stay away, the young men concluded to resort to extreme measures. After stripping the girls the hoys applied a coat of tar and feathers and then marched them out of town. NEWS BREVITIES. In the XortInvest. Jerry Cleveland was mirdered near Hay ward. Wis., Tuesday. He was worth about iv£',U\» and was killed for his money. The fail sessions ox ill? "-'innesota state teaeaers' institutes V« next Monday at Detroit, Buffalo, Didutji and Alexandria. The 11-year-old son of Jac»" Xnudson was instantly killed at Grafroix. X. D., by being thrown out of a batcher's cart attached to a runaway team. The North Dakota Republican state central commitree met and named the executive committee, with dudson La Moure, of Pembina, as chairman. Col. E. C. Gearcy was named as member at large. George Winters will be secretary of the executive committee. Thursday was the first dav of the re union at Litchfield. Minn.,"of the old settlers and Indian fighters that took part in the Indian campaign in Meeker county in 1SG2 and 1803. A large num ber are present from Minneapolis and other points. The returns cf the live stock assess ment make the following summary for Iowa: Cattle, number, 3,141,455: value, $22,342,478 average, $7.11. Horses, number, 1.032,430 value, $27,324,838 average, $2(5.46. Mules, number, 43,406 value,$1,14)5,696 average. $27.54. Sheep, number. 28.050: value. §334,447 average, §1.1 J). Swiue, number, 2,850,046 value, $4,699,893 average, §1.64.