OCR Interpretation


The herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, January 22, 1893, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042461/1893-01-22/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

The Herald.
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.

xml | txt