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TODAY'S FORECAST: FAIR AND COOLER. VOL. XXXIX. NO. 103. THE MUSIC BUSINESS ot- George S. Marygold —and that of the— Fisher & Boyd Piano Co. —have been— CONSOLIDATED, and will be conducted a* the old stand of the latter at 121-123 North Spring St., —under the Urm name of— Fiste Royd $ irrg Id, * —who will handle— Steinway & Sons, Sohmer, Gabler, ; Emerson Fianos, Estey & Packard ; Organs^ * £kW Theatten ion of the pnblic * Is refeptrtfally directed to this mn? -* nificeut line of instruments, and iii < spection invited. : Fisher, Boyd & Mapygold, j 121 and 123 N. Spring St., I L 8 Angeles. Crystal .Pale.ee 138-140-142 S. MAIN ST. The Cheapest and Most <•"" heliable Place to Buy China, Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Gas Fixtures, ? House Furnishing Goods, etc. t Jf§3faLs> On Special Sale this week - English Semi-Porcelain, Decorated Dinner, Tea and Chamber Sets Of ectireiynew and handsome pat. ~" ' cms hey aic, f r qusli'yand price, the best in the market. : Al, FINE INDUCEMENTS also (Do not "V to ™"''r offered this week in our entire - dnu,;., .nsonu; .now *m Lamp Department.' MEYBERG_BROTHERS . [t * ONLY T 7 r , TWO WEEKS MORE AND OUR 20% REDUCTION SALE. WILL END. This is a golden opportunity that should not he over looked. Men's aud Children's Suits and Overcoats at great bargains. MULLEN, BLUETT & CO. BIG BARGAINS IN PIANOS! WILLIAMSON BROS., having purchased for cash, at a very large discount, the stock of PIANOS and ORG'NS carried by W. T. Somes, are offering the same at greatly reduced prices. These goods must be sold at once to make room for NEW STOCK from the east. Intending purchasers will do well to in pect these bargains at WILLIAMSON'S MUSIC STORE, 327 S. SPRING sr. Largest stock of Musical Instruments, t-.heet Music, Music Books, etc., in town. Standard and White bewing Machines, and all supplies. 32T SOUTH SP iNG ST. Eagleson & Co.'s Great Clearance Sale of Winter Goods Wool Underwear, Wool Hosiery, Heavy Cashmere Underwear, Cashmere ffosiery, Negligee Shirts, etc., t At Oreett I^ed\ictior)s. 112 SoutT) Spring St. If Yon Have Defective Eyeg And value them, consult us. No caae of defec tive vi.ion where glaaaes are required is too complicated for ua. The corre t ai.Juatment of frames is quite - impor ani ai tho perfect fit tii g of lenses, ami iho rclentiilc filling mid making of glns-cs i.nd frames Is our only bn«l -nei-s (specialty). Have satisfied others, will satisfy y v. We us.; olectrlc. power, a d are tne only honsi her. that grnds g asses to order. Kslabllshcd 1882. 8. tt. MAR HUTZ, I.cadiuir scientific Optt clan ('ptciaii.t), lt»7 North Spring at., opp. old courthouse. Don't forget toe number. Stimson Mill Co., Wholesale and Retail LUMBER DEALERS PUGKr SOUND PINK aud HUMBOLDT REDWOOD. Offlce and yard, cojner Third street and Santa a'e avenue, I.os Uk'eles. Tel 04. 12 11 1 yr ~MRS. A. MENDENHALlT ilairdressing and Manicure Parlors,. 107 North Sprinst Btreet, room 23 Schumar her Pluck. Sharapooini: dune at residences If desired. blldels t excmhge Cor. Broadway and Second, Open daily from 730 a.m. to fi:SO p.m. Of ficial business meetings every 'A'ednesday at 2 p.m. J. M. GRIFFITH, President. JOHN RPTBRB. Secretary. 8-19 Hm LOS ANGELES: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 22, 1893. AN APPALLING DISASTER. A Terrible Wreck on the Big Four Road. Six Persons Rilled, Nineteen Fatally Injured. The Victims Frightfully Burned hy Blazing Oil. A. Misplaced Switch Was the Camst- of the Accident—The H <rror Cul minated tn a Death-Deal ing Explosion. By the Associated Press ] St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 21. —A wreck which in consequence is one of the most appalling and disastrous that has oe cuned in yearß, occurred between Warm and Alton Junction, 111., this morning. The C. C. C. & St. L. southwestern lim ited passenger train, consisting of an engine and four coaches, which left here. thiß morning for the east, ran into a switch about half a mile north of Warm and crashed into a train consisting of seven tank cars standing thereon. The result was fire, and afterwards an ex plosion, which had already cost six per sons their lives and probably fatally in jured 19 others, while fully fifty more are null -rim; from painful burns. The dead are: Webb Robs of Mattoon, 111., engineer of the limited. Hiram Cornelius, lowa. Edward Miller of Alton Junction. Two unidentified men and oni boy, name unknown. All were burned to death. The following were fatally burned: William Shattuck, Upper Alton. Frank Bcullin, Aid- . Joseph Herman. Alton. John Wilkinson, Alton. John Reed, Edwardsville Crossing, 111. John Lout, Alton. A. T. Frazer, St, Louis. Edward Manpin, Alton. Otto Hagerraan. Willie McCarthy. Dan Harris. Frank Barton. Lonie Mcintosh. William Mcintosh. George Staples. John Henry. John Monahan. William Miller. jßmee Mullane. Other lujured arai W. 0. Harripor, of Warm, Henry Pennington of VVann, Louie Deneave of Montreal, Canada, Henry Pilgrim of Alton, Joseph Tutter elle of Alton, William £ Richardson of Alton, Herman Esr,ke of Alton, Frank Bartlett of Brantford, Canada, Hazel tiue Valen me of Philadelphia. Charlee Hammond ol Alum Junction, B. Menhaus, Pat O'Meara, Z, B Jobe, Charles Harris, John Burki, John Seis ler, Kphraim Richardson, John Finley, John McPhike, Evan Caldwell. A BARBER TO BLAME. The southwestern limited is due at Warm at 8 :45. No sidetracks are there, but about half a mile beyond at Alton Junction are several switches. The tender of these switches, P. Grattan by name, is also a barber. Upon him is laid the blame by tbe railway officials and trainmen for the accident, and of ficers are now searching for him, as he lied during the excitement following the dual accident. THE MISPLACED SWITCH. The train reached Warm 12 minutes late; at Alton Junction it was running at the rate of 40 miles an hour, the engineer being desirous of making up lost time. The switch was co turned a to Bend the flying train into one of the side tracks. On tbe track were Rev, it tank cars rilled with refined lubricating oil The engineer called to Fireman Dick White lo jump for hie life. He then reversed the engine and applied the air brake, bnt ie was too late The engine craßbed entirely through two tank cars, splitting tbem in half, and then forced entirely over the others. IN A SEA OF FLAMES. The oil from the wrecked tanks at once caught fire and a sea of flames in- Btantly miv rounded the engiueer, who jumped just ac the pilot of the engine struck the first tank. The brave man struggled to the embankment at one Hide of the track, but as soon as be reached it he sank to the earth a crisp aud blackened corpse. The fireman escaped with slight bruises. TUE HEROIC ENGINEER. Tbe engineer's action in reversing tbe engine and applying the brakes slack ened the speed of tbe train sufficiently to prevent any serious injury to the ocssengers, of whom there were about 60. In the burgage cart the mails, 11 pieces of baggage and a corpse were all burned in a few moments. The flames spread to the other conches, and all were soon in ruins. Three oil tanks, together with the engine and tender, were also consumed. THE CULMINATION OP THE HORROR. The passengers and villagers crowded around tbe burning wreck, anxious to assist if possible, any unfortunates who might be in need of help. At this time the culmination of the horrible affair occurred. Two tank cars left uninjured by the engine, simultaneously and with fearful force exploded, throw ng pieces of their iron sides out into tbe adjacent fields and showering npon the assembled crowd of sightseers a mass of flaming liquid. AGONIZING APPEALS FOR HELP. For a second after the noise of the explosion there was no sound save the whish of seething oil as it was forced through tho air. Then there arose a confusion of agonizing appeals for help and criee of terror, to which, no pen can do justice. For several minutes the panic wae indiscribable. Those touched by the blazing oil groped about wildly, seeking in vain for reiief from their tor ture. Almost all the injured were burned about the face and bad their eyesight temporarily, if not perma nently, destroyed. Those who were uninjured were co terror-striken as to be unable to aßsist their less fortunate companions for some time. HEART-RENDING SCENES. Hastily improvised litters were made, and willing bands tenderly carried tbe dead and injured to Warm, where they were placed in tbe depot until a relief train could be brought to tbe scene. Word was dispatched to Alton by cou rier, the heat having melted the tele graph wires, to have a train made up and sent for the wounded. Wben the train bearing the dead and wounded reached Alton, crowds gath ered and heart-rending sceneß were wit nessed when sobbing women recognized among the dead some relative or friend. PITIFUL SIGHTS IN THE HOSPITAL The Bcenea ia the hoßoital rooms where the wounded were removed were moßt pathetic. When the dirty, oil soaked rags were cut away from the bodies the horrible work of tho burning oil was seen. The hands and faces of all were scorched and bleeding. Their lips and noses were all swollen and dis torted, and their eyes either burned out or flame-eaten and encrusted with blood and dust. Tbe hands oi many were burned to a crust, the fingers miss'ng and arms broken. Several victims when uncovered were found to be with out cuticle, the flames .having cooked and burned it until it either clung to their clothing in removing or fell away of its own accord. Soon by each were seen, with anxiouß, tear-stained faces and disheveled ap pearance, relatives and friends whisper ing words of comfort into thedying ears, sobbing words of cheer that were haif choked in utteiance. Later a second train arrived from Warm with four more bodies, and the same scenes were enacted. Several of the injared constantly begged to be killed that they might be free from pain. "Oh, I am blind," moaned one. "I feal that my eyes are gonel Oh, I could stand anything; but to be without eyes, that's too much ! I want to die 1 I want to die!" Aud then a loving mother bowed low over the moaning form and buried her tear-stained face and misery -convuKted form in the cloth ing that shielded her son. Several lit tle boys were among tbe victims and their moans were the most distressing oi all. A HEAVY FINANCIAL LOSS. The financial loss to the railroad com pany will be very large. Tbe engine and tender, four coaches, seven tank cars and a considerable section of track were totally ruined. Two small dwell ings which Btood near the track were *£BO bifnetj. with contents. The total loss will'piobahly aggregate $125,000. A track has been constructed at one side of the nuns, and trains on both the Alton and Big Four are running regu larly tonignt. PACIFIC COAST FIOtD TRIALS. The Next Meet Probably to lie Hold at Onturlo. Bakkrsfield, Cal.., Jan. 21. —The ad journed annual meeting of the Field trial club was held last night, President Edwards in the chair. The location of ihe grounds for the trials of ",)4 was dis cussed. H. T. Payne proposed holding the next trials at Ontario and a com mittee was appointed to examine tho grounds and report. The work today has been the best of the trials. The finishing heats were run off at the school house grounds, miles from Bakerstield Black Joe won second money in the all-age stake, and Pelhain third money. The memberß' stake was abandoned. Yielded to Force. New York, Jan. 21.—Mayor Saufortl, supported by the police, went to the city hall of Long Island City thiß morn ing aud demanded possession of the of fice trim Gleason. The latter replied he would giv it up with his life. The chief of police then caught him by the collar, aud saying he yielded to force, Gleason left the city hall, giving notice that he on d be found at 112 Front street thereafter, ready to transact the mayor's duties. A Pennaylranla Disaster. Harrishurg, Pi , Jau. 21.—The sec ond section of an east-bound fast ex press on the Pennsylvania road ran into the first near Steeltnn this morning, de molishing and setting fire to the rear pleeper. Only four passengers were in the car, all of whom were injured, Prof. Henry W. Kolfe of the university of Pennsylvania and A. A. Stern, a wholesale jeweler of New York, moßt seriously. Two Negroes Lynched. New Orleans, Jan. 21.—Last night a mob overpowered the jailer at Convent, St Jameß parish, took out two negroes, Robert Landv and Pickens George, and carried tbem a short distance to a shed, where they were hanged. The bodies were still hangin? this morning. The offense charged against them was mur der and robbery. BloLuckle Wanta Aid. Boston, Jan. 21. —Ex-Burgess John McLuckie of Homestead, Pa., writes to the editor of the Labor Leader asking for aid to enable him to defend hitnself against the charges of riot and murder preferred against him and to prosecute his suit against the Carnegie officials. Cleveland's -Return. New Yohk, Jan. 21.—The president fleet arrived in the city at 4 :i!5 p. m Quite a crowd of people had assembled io see his arrival. Tbe party made their way to the Liberty-Btreet ferry, crossed to Jersey City, and were Boon en route to Lakewood. Skating Records Broken. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 21.—10 the Lin coln skating contests today Alvelin, the British amateur champion, made two records. He skated one-quarter of a mile in 38 seconds, and a half in 1 min ute and 34 seconds. Successful men eeenre fine .tailoring with pleasing fit from H. A. Getz, 112 West Third street. fo SIXTEEN PAGES REAL ESTATE BARGAINS GALORE ON THE SIXTH PAGE. WHITE AT HIS ALMA MATER The Senator-Elect Visits San- ta Clara College. He Is Given an Enthusiastic Reception. Students and Faculty Cheer Califor nia's Foremost Son. Cannon and Kerns Still UDder Populist Censure—Legislative Proceedings aud Other Paclllo Coast Happenings. By the Associated Press. Santa Clara, Jan. 21.—An enthusi astic reception waß tendered Hon. Stephen M. White today at his alma mater, Santa Clara college. The college flags were floated and numerous cannone boomed his welcome. A committee escorted him from the train to the col lege campus, where the faculty and Btudents were assembled. He was greeted with three rousing cheers for "California's foremost son; Santa Clara's pride; the embodiment of in tegrity ; the peerless statesman, Stephen M. White." A warm address of congratulation was delivered by John J. Barrett oi Stockton. Mr. White replied at some length, ad verting in beautiful terms to his college course of 20 years ago; gratefully ac knowledging its influence on his subse quent Buccess and tbe paramount hap piness afforded him by hia alma mater's congratulations. A sumptuous banquet waa partaken of and numerous anecdotes were inimit ably narrated by the distinguished gueßt. He left with tbe best wishes and brightest hopes of all. AT THE STATE CAPITAL. Kerns aud Cannon Still Under Populist Censore. Sacramento, Jan. 21—Efforts have been made to induce the Populist members of the assembly to withdraw their resolutions censuring Kerns for bit st (He wisttojrM election, but they have been unsuccessful. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. In the Benate, today, reports of com mittees were received recommending tbe passage of bills making appropria tions for a state school of industry and for the erection' of a state hospital for lepers ; relative to irrigation and lands: providing one day of rest from labor; abolishing commissions or fees paid by the state for the assessment or collec tion of ad valorem tux»s, and for tbe appointment of additional superior judges in Santa Clara conniy. The bill providing two additional su perior jutlgee for Alameda county finally passed the senate, 27 to 7, The first reading of bills followed. A petition pigned by President Cohan of the First National bank of Freßno and 475 others, protesting against the division of Fresno county, was intro duced by Goucher. Bills were introduced appropriating about $2000 'or pay of old claims for ser vices in defending the eastern boundary ngainst Indianß; also to promote ramie fibre and silk culture and pay a bonus to T. H. Slaught for its promotion and exhibition, IN the assembly. Among the bills introduced today in the assembly was one by Hutsen to pro mote ramie fibre and silk culture and make an exhibit at the world's fair. A number of bills were read One, amending the sections of the civil code relative to judgment on failure to an Bwer. finally passed. The bill for the payment of jurors and witnesses in criminal cases before jus tices of the peace met with considerable opposition, Auderson declaring it would bankrupt half the counties of the state. Anderson moved to strike out section one of the bill. Carried. As this was the only section of the bill the measure was killed outright. Anderson introduced a resolution ask ing leave of absence for a joint sub committee of three each from the com mittees on public buildings and educa tion, together with Speaker Gould, to allow them to attend the graduation ex ercises of the San Jose Normal school, January 27th. Granted unanimously. The committee reported the measures passed upon last night. The senate joint resolution requesting the congteseiocal delegation to support the passage of the Nicaragua canal bill was made a special order for Monday. STATE CITRUS FAIR. Colton's Big Oraiiff" Show to Open March 15 th. Colton, Cal., Jan. 21. —The board of directors of the twenty-eighth agricul tural district met today. The date for the opening of the state citrus fair was fixed for March 15th,and to close March 221. Senator White will be invited to make the'opening address. Ex Senator Edmunds of Vermont, now at Redlands, will be invited to speak Moudav, the 20th. Governor Markhamand staff and the legislature are also expected to at tend. The pavilion is now nearly com pleted. To Extend the Cuyamaca. San Diego, Jan. 21— O. J. Stough and Nathan Watts, capitalists, and C. J. Fox, an engineer representing the rail road commission, leave here for Phoenix on Monday to confer with capitalists there relative to the extension of the Cuyamaca road from San Diego to that city. PRICE FIVE CENTS. KIDNAPERS CAUGHT. Union Seamen Arrested for Abducting Nun-Union Bailors* Vancouver, B. 0., Jan. 21.—The union men who kidnaped the crew of the Bteam collier Bawnmore at Nanaimo Wednesday night were captured thia morning in the sloop. Minnie off Gower point, 15 miles from here. Three union men had the five sailors in the sloop. They had left Nanaimo last night, and were making for Vancouver. Officer McKinne noticed tbat tbe sloop had disappeared, co he took pass age on the regular steamer to Nanaimo and overtook them. No resistance waa offered. The men and sloop were taken back to Nanaimo The prmncial gov ernment offered $500 reward yesterday for the arrest and conviction of the kidnapers. THE SAILOR BROWN CASE. marshal Gard and Chief Crawford Sned for 550.000 Damages* San Fbancisco, Jan. 21.—Mrs. Maria McDonald has commenced edit in the superior court against United States Marshal George K. Gard and William H. Crawford, chief of police of San Diego, for $50,000 damages for the deatb of her son, Joseph R. Brown, a fireman on the United States cruiser Charleston, who died in San Diego in July, 1891, from the effects of injuries received while being arrested there. Mre. Mo- Donald avers that the defendants em ployed C. W. Breedlove to arrest her Bon in San Diego. In doing so Breed love, she eaye, asaalted her eon and in flicted on him injuries that caused hia deatb. Breedlove himself has since died. SENSATIONAL CHARGES. HIGH-BANDED OFFENCES OF OFFI CERS OF THE IKON HALL. Supreme Jnstcle Somerby and Hia Col loagaies Accused of Wholesale Robbery and Embezzlement. Millions Stolen. Elmira, N. V., Jan. 21. —A membe? of the order of the Iron Hall, residing in this city, recently wrote Jndge James C. Young of Kansas City, chief attorney for the general receiver of the order in the United States. In reply Jndge Young makes very sensational charges of embezzlement and robbery against Supreme Justice Somerby and other of ficers of theorder, Among other things he says: "It ought to be sufficient for the mem bership to know that Sotiierby aud hie crowd collected over $11,000,000 from the membership, conceding that the books are correct, though it ie develop ing that much more has been collected than was ever entered on the books. Out of thar, $4,000,000 was paid on ma tured claims, $2,000,000 are in the hands of the receiver, $2,000,000 has, to put it mildly, been misappropriated; hut the facts are that $1,500,000 haa been ac tually emht-zzled, and the other $600,000 has disappeared without any possible excuse or explanation even yet being offered by the old Somerby gang. The only explanation they offer is that it was necepsary to put $170,000 more into a worthless bitnk in Philadelphia in order to Bave $500,000 already there. It has been recently developed that the first $500,000 taken from the bank at In dianapolis waa carried to Philadelphia and there deposited, or assumed to have been deposited, in the Mutual Banking, Trust and Safe Depoeit company ; it did not remain there over night, but was divided by the gang before they left the office, and each one carried home a share of the money. They used it and have never returned it, but subsequently placed fictitious securities,and pretended the money was loaned. The bank ex aminer made an examination, which revealed the fact tbat only $37,000 was in the hank. He made an assessment of $170,000 and gave tbem 48 hours to get the money. Davis, who had antici pated trouble, then had $400,000 of our Iron II di choice securities. He went to New York and dißposed of them for a loan oi $200,000, drawing a check for the amount. These securities are Btill in the hands of tbat bank, and we cannot get them without giving up $200,000 of the money now in the hands «pf the receivers. This money was taken to a Philadelphia bank, but even that did not have them, and the bank was ordered closed " "i oung goes on at length etating that Somerby began his career as a swindler by defrauding H 0 Mrtiihbnn of Kan sas City out of :tSOOO iv 1804-06; that he went to Detroit and swindled the Chosen Friends' society ont of a large amount; af erward allying himself to the Iron Hull, he ingratiated himself in to the affections of the credulous women and inexperienced men and made him self sort of demigod. MARKIKD A DANSKIISE. A Young Irish M. P. Creates a Great Sensation. London, Jan. 21. —A sensation has been caused in Irish circles by the an nouncement that T B. Out ran, member of parliament for Kilkenny, was privately married at the regis ry office in Manchester to an Australian danseuse of the name of Marie Brookß, who ia playing the principal part, that ofa boy, in a local pantomime. Curran is about 22 years of age and the youngest mem ber of the house of commons. An loe Gorge Broken. Bklmont, Ky , Jan. 21—An ice gorge here broke The steamer Kines and several barges were crushed and sunk, causing a loss of *rjO,oou. Three negroes on the barges perished. Nov»>iet htevensou Dying. San Francisco, Jan.2l. — Leigh Lynch, world's fair eommi-sioner to Samoa, Bays he called on Robert Louis Steven eon, the noted author, while in Samoa. Stevenson, Lynch says, is dying ot con-" eumption.