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VOL. XIX. NO. 30
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PAGES 1—8*
Again We
Cap the
To convince yourself that this is no
idle boast. You have only to in
spect our magnificent display of
Solid Sterling Silverware direct
The Goram
Mfg. Co.
Who stand without a peer in the
production of ail articles of virtue
known to the silversmith's art. Cold
type utterly fail to give a fitting de
ecription of our gorgeous exhibi
tion. We give
A Few Big
Price Hints
That will lose their suggestion of i
extravagance the minute you see j
the goods.
From $90 to $450
From $175 to $350
From $70 to $170
From $180 up
Why at the only place you could ex
pect to find them.
221 Ncr h M tin St.
Make from $7.50 to $10.00 by buying 11
a Hey wood carriage between now ( !
and Saturday evening. Straight ( >
cut of 20 per cent on every carriage ..
on our floor. *
7 .
No. 712 oak carriage, rubber tired a
wheels, brake, etc. Regular $15.00; T
sale $12 00 f
Smith Axmlnsteir Carpets. $1.00. •
Al! Velvets reduced W> $1-00 per yard. %
Most serviceable! carpet made. A
Brussels, 65c to 50c. X
Good linolium 45. J
Twelve feet linolium from 75c to
60c per yard.
Specials This Weefcl
18-20 W. Broadway
Monarch Preserves,
5-lb Crock .............
Extra Nice Peaches,
Per can ...............
Fancy' Pears,
Per can ...............
Black or White Cherries,
Per can ...............
Choice Plums,
Per can ...............
Solid Packed- Tomatoes,
Per can ...............
Gold Dust,
3-pound package .....
Sun Soap,
40 bars ................
Copper King Miners' Soap,
(will remove copper dirt,
etc., from flesh without rtr
the aid of a brush), 3 bars &OC
Pioneer Baking Powder, QC
Per pound ................. OOC
Superior Butter (finest of
Separator Creamery), per _
pound ........ ............ 25C
349 S. Main. Tel. 333
Many Persons Killed and Many Injured
in Pennsylvania.
Were Returning From the Un
veiling of a Statue.
Second Section Crashed Into the First One
Many of the Injured Cannot Recover
—Details are Harrowing.
Reading. Pa., May 13.—A terrible rear- 1
end collision of passenger trains occurred
about 10 o'clock last night on the Phila
delphia & Reading railroad at Exeter, a
small station six miles below Reading, re
sulting in the loss of about twenty-five
lives. Probably 40 others are badly in
jured and of these many will die. The ex
press train from Philadelphia, scheduled
to leave Reading at 8:30 p. m., was about
half an hour late in leaving. Meantime,
many passengers on the train from Har
risburg- went aboard the- Philadelphia ex
press train while it stood in the station in
Reading but the number of Harrisburg
passengers being too great to be accom
! modated on the express train, it was de
I cid-ed to send an extra train to Philadel
phia to run as a second section to the ex
; The extraordinary travel from Harris
burg was due to the number of people
I who went to the state capital to witness
j the exercises connected with the unveil
ing of the Hartranft monument thero
yesterday. These left here about 20 min
utes after the express train had departed.
. — , . ... . .
at Exeter station the first tram stopped
for orders and while standing still was
crashed into by the- second section
with terrifia force, the latter train at
the time running at great speed. The lo- i
comotive plowed clear through -the two !
.... . ... ,
rear oars reducing them to splinters and
then mounted the end of the third car i
from the rear. The first car of the second j
train was also wrecked. !
The havoc wrought to the occupants of
.. ,, ,
the car was appalling. Many were crush- .
ed lo death instantly. While others were,
mangled and maimed in a horrible man- I
ner. Norristown was the home of the late J
governor Hartranft nnd many from that
town had gone to Harrisburg to do honor
to his memory by participating or wit
nessing the ceremonies attending the un
veiling of the monument.
The first train consisted of two ex
press cars, a mail and baggage car, a
I combination car, two day coaches, a par
j lor car and a day coach in the order men
! tinned. The second train consisted of six
j day coaches, on.e of which had aboard
company of the Sixth regiment, national
guards, whose headquarters are at Nor
ristown and another oar contained mem- I
hers of the Montgomery hose company, of
Norristown. The other four coaches had
regular passengers, including about 20
survivors of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania
volunteers, Hartranft's old company.
Upon recovering from the effects of the
shock those who escaped injury, or who
Iliad been injured but slightly, set to work
I to — ». their more ,,„„rtt,™„
j passengers. Telegrams were hastily sent
I to Reading for assistance and two relief
trains with surgeons and nurses were dis
patched to the see nee Medical aid was
arrival of those trains at the scene and
I those who could be removed were placed
trains and brought to the hospitals
here. The bodies of 20 dead were also
Hrano-ht here
" „ . ' , . , , .
Many of the deaa have no. be-en idcnti
fled and they' now lie in the morgue await
ing the arrival of relatives or friends to
make the identification. The names of
the identified dead are: —
JOHN SL1NGHUFF, Norristown.
CAPTAIN STREET, Philadelphia.
GEORGE AV. LEAF, Fort AVashing
ton. Pa.
GEORGE S. SHAW. Norristown.
GEORGE SOWERS, Norristown.
SAMUEL BEATTY. Norristown.
HENRY AA'ENTZ, Norristown.
JOHN JOHNSON. Norristown.
GEORGE H. ANDIS. Norristown.
HIRAM SHELLY, Norristown.
BENTON SILVIS; Norristown.
GEORGE S. HALL. Norristown.
The list of Injured, no Jar as obtained,
is as follows:
Eddie Smith, Norristown.
Charles White, Norristown.
Nathan O'Neill, Norristown.
Luther Custer, serious, Pottstown.
John Johnson, serious, Mont Clair.
Patrick Kerr, Norristown.
Pascal Walters, Swedeland.
Hary D. Leister, serious, Phoenixville
L. B. Vanderslice, Phoenixville.
Thaddeus Ardle, Norristown.
William Friederboro, Norristown.
Charles Maddis, Coshocken.
John Earl, Coshocken, fireman on
special, hurt by jumping.
Harry Kautz, Norristown.
Special Railroad Officer Kirkpatrick,
Miss Annie Laddering, Ashland.
Captain Harry Jacobs, Norristown.
A. J. Ashelfenter, Philadelphia.
George W. Kucker, Philadelphia.
Francis T. Steinbeck, Camden.
C. A. Beaver, Philadelphia.
B. Barney, Philadelphia.
David Carney, Norristown.
Harry Orrell, Philadelphia, engineer on
the second train.
W. L. Everett, Philadelphia, fireman
of the second train.
The signal man should have displayed
the red and green danger signal for the
special, but it is said that he failed to do
this, whether on account of the signal
faiIing to work or not ls not known .
|Whl i e the express was standing on the
track the crowded special came thunder
ing along. On account of the curve the
engineer of the special could not see the
trala standing onthe track ahead of him
until too late. The special tore into the
expresg wlth a erash and Bhrie ksof
agony soon filled the air.
The railroad at the scene of the aeci
dent was near a hollow and an embank
nient »where the tracks are about 50 feet
high. Several passengers were hurled to
the bottom of the embankment, but the
cars a u remained on the roadbed. The
dead and wounded were strewn in heaps
in the debris of the two cars. Little dam
n &e, however, was done lo the rest of the
Most of the injured were brought to
Reading, but many were sent to Norris
town and Pottstown, and some were
taken to Philadelphia. General E. Burd
Grubb of New Jersey, ex-United States
minister to Greece, and United States
Senator Boies Penrose of Pennsylvania
were among the passengers on tlie Pull
man car on the first train. Both were
badly shaken up, but neither sustained
any injury. Senator Penrose, when
a rc T'° 1 ^ el regarding the
"I was on the ordinary train, but eg'
capud with no Injuries except a severe
shaking up. The train is what is known
as the 'cannon ball' express, and the sec
ont * section of it crashed into the ord
nary train. The regular train passed the
.signal tower all right, but orders were
K j von for it to back toward Exeter, and
this was done. AA'e had only gotten back
a very short distance when the second
section crashed into the rear portion of
train Parted. I do not know how many
W ere killed, but I think there must have
been at least 2ft killed and 50 injyred.
There were about ISO in our train, and
train, and I am glad there were, os they'
rendered valuable assistance in getting
the dead and injured out of the cars,
When the crash came I thought we would
»have been all killed. It was a terrific
'crash. People were thrown in all direc
t)on8 >and those who were not injured
b y broken wood were more or less injured
by' being bumped against the sides of the
cars. The scene was a most distressing
one, and I shall never forget it."
Henry Sehiveley of Jenkintown, a pas
senger on the regular train, said:
"I was in a smoking car of the regular
train. Our train ran past the signal
tower, an order was given for it to stop
and another order was given for it to
reverse and go back.- This was immedi
ately done, and we had only gone back a
short distance when the seaond section
crashed into us. There was a terrific
crash. It sounded lige a big thunder holt
or an earthquake. People were thrown
in all directions and several of the cars
were smashed like match wood. After
the sounds of^too crash, the screams and ■
cries of men and women could be heard
on every' hand. I saw a number of bodies
of the killed and wounded. I do not know
the number, but there must have been ,
about 20 killed outright. Many others
were unconscious. .There must have been :
about 70 injured. The parlor car on" our
as smashed, but not badly. Its
train fra
it esi
rength saved it, and the occupants of
scaped with less injuries, I believe,
than those in the accommodation car
nelxt to it."
An officer of the railway company gives
the number of dead as 23, and says 40
badly injured. Several of the latter,
it is thought, will die before night. The
rear car of the first train was occupied
principally by people residing at Nor
ristown. and this fact accounts for the
great number from that place being in
cluded in the list of the killed.
— — - - I
T-» 1 ., „„
Phila.le'nhia, May 13,-Tbrae cars of
ill-fated section which crashed into j
the first section of tlie "cannon ball* ex-j
pfess train at Exeter last night arrived i
4:15 o'clock this morning. The
train was composed of six day
coaches, but three of them were badly,
wrecked in the collision. When the three !
cars which arrived here left the scene of j
the wreck they carried a large number
of the injured and others who escaped in
Jury. Some of the injured were taken off ;
at Pottstown and fifteen were removed
to hospitals at Norristown. While the
train was standing at the latter place,,
*»« ««>• »*»'■«
could b.e removed. Their names were not
When the train arrived here Harry Or
rell, the engineer of the second train, and
his fireman, AA\ L. Everett, both of whom
were hurt, were on board. There were
also on the train half a dozen of the unin
jured passengers, ali residents of this
Day was just breaking when the train
came to a standstill and many railroad
men were awaiting its arrival. The rail
road employes were warmly congratu
lated on their escape from deatii. As tho
oil-bcgrimmed men shook hands, tears
came to the eyes of many of them. Or
rell had been reported dead, but the only
injury he received was a bad scalp j
wound. His head was bandaged and
blood covered his face, hands and cloth
ing. The fireman was slightly injured
about the back.
in an interview with a reporter of the
Associated Press, Orrell said he could not
account for the accident. He said:
"We left Reading a little late. AA'e were
going at the rate of between 3-5 and 40
miles an hour and everything appeared
to be all right. Just before reaching Exe
ter there is a curve. After we had round
el it and had straightened out, I was hor
•rifiedVo"seekjom* up"a few Tmidii'd yards j
ahead the first section. I instantly
versed the lever, but: before I could stop
the engine we went into the rear of the J
train atiead with a terrible crash. My en- j
gtne plowed through the day coach which
in tuirn crashed half way through the ;
Puliman parlor car. The impetus of the
collision sent the parlor car half through
the day coach in front of it. 1 did not
know where I was for a time, but finally
discovered myself imprisoned among the
twisted iron, splintered wood and broken
I glass. How I escaped without more ser
i ious injury 1 cannot tell. I do not know
how many are dead and injured, but they
tell me the n umber is large."
Orrell and Everett were taken to a hos
pital, where their injuries were dressed
Everett escaped serious injury by jump
ing from the rear of the tender,
Reading. Pa.. May 13— Daylight today
revealed last night's accident on the
Philadelphia & Heading railroad at Ex
eter as one of' tho most disastrous in the
history of tho road. The number of killed
is at least 28. The following dead were
taken to Pottsville;
FRANK D. SHANEU of Norristown,
GEORGE A\ r . SCHALL, Norristown.
Other fatalities were:
Hary Hunohberg, Gulf Mills.
Frank Sowers. Norristown.
George H. Andrews, deputy county
treasurer, Norristown.
Samuel Batty, Conshohocen.
Hiram Shelly.
Thomas Leos, Bridgeport.
O. L. Laverty, Harrisburg.
Lucien J. Custer, Pottstown.
AViliiam Cramm, Norristown.
- Holmes. 13 -year-old boy.
Two men. unidentified, badly mangled.
_ TayloV. residence unknown.
Man not identified, both legs cut off.
Another supposed to be C. H. Hart
John Johnson, Mount Carmel.
Another supposed to be Lewis Fisher.
AA'illiam Stahler, Norristown, body ter
* Another supposed to be Daniel Yoder, j
■ Philadelphia.
of Pottstown.
Another body of man wearing
with the initials "H. L. H."
Another body believed to be AA'illiam
M. Keen, Norristown.
Captain George H. Coulston, Norris
town. died at 5 o'clock this a. m.
Lucien J. Custer, aged 18 years, of
Pottstown, had both legs broken and died
jat 3 o'clock this morning.
The injured are: O. AV. Holmes, Nor
I ristown, his leg was amputated here this
'morning; H. T. Johnston of Philadelphia,
j two deep cuts in scalp.
I The following injured were taken to
Pottstown: Edward Smith, Norristown;
C'harles AA'hite, Norristown; Nathan
! O'Neill. Norristown; John Johnson, Mont
j Claire; Robert Brierly, Pottstown; Patsy
Kern, Norristown; P. AValters, Swede
. land: Henry E. L. Lester, Phoenixville;
i L. B. Bandersliee, Phoenixville; T. San
idle, Norristown; Charles Mat-tis, Norris
jtown; Lucien Custer, Pottstown: Harry
! Kautz, Norristown; Harry Jacob, Nor
Iristown: Special Officer Kirkpatrick of
The following are at the Reading hos
! pital: T. H. Adle, leg broken; David
! Carney, Norristown, arm fractured and
, jaw broken; AViliiam Friden, Norristown,
leg fractured; Benjamin Silive, Reading,
: hurt about chest and limbs; George AV.
Lewis, Norristown, hurt about limbs; J.
Jh. Ashenfelder, Norristown, hurt chest;
George Holmes, Norristown, injure
about head: Harry Stuffer, Norristowf
injured about chest.
Philadelphia, May 13.—General Super
intendent Swigart of the Reading rail
road gave out a statement this after
noon in which he places the number
killed in the wreck near Exeter at 25,
and those injured at 50. In his statement
Swigart says:
"The cause of the accident was the
pulling out of a drawbar on a coal train,
iw|lich was taklng . a side track at B irds
j boro to allow the first section of the ex
press to pass. On account of this draw
i bar having pulled out, considerable time
was consumed in coupling up the coal
train, and it did not clear the track. No.
12 (first section) left Reading three min
u tes late and ran by the block at Exeter
! the entire length of the train, but im
j mediately backed the length of the train
while the conductor was receiving his
orders at the telegraph office. The block
! ahead then being clear, the train started,
; anti j ust as it was leaving the second sec
, ,
j cheater*
tion collided with the rear of the train
The engine of the second section tele
scoped the Harrisburg coach its entire
the front end of
man car. The
front end of the Pullman ear was also
crushed in by the car ahead. The first
car of the second section was damaged
to some extent, as was the ear next to it.
The engine of the second section was
badly damaged."
Three of the killed and three of the in
jured were employed in the United States
appraiser's department in this city. The
killed were:
OAPT. C. T. STREET of Philadel
ELMER E. SCHELLE Y of Philadel
The injured who are in tho Norristown
hospital are: Frank J. Taggart of West
Alfred Harkncss of Ogontz,
Frank Harrington of this city.
Town In Mourning
Norristown, Pa., May 13.—The people of
this place are very much excited over the
killing of 13 well known citizens in the
wreck on. the Reading railroad last night
Tn consequence the town is in mourning
j ani1 . business is practically suspended.
Fifteen or twenty persons are confined
to their homes with serious Injuries and
J sixteen, were taken tho the charity hos
j pital. Charles H. White and Capt. Eich
olth died this morning shortly after be
; ing admitted to the hospital. Gages, Ed
ward«* and Miss Madgebury are not ex
peeled to five«,
The Rebels Can not Hold Out
Much Longer.
Manila, May' 13—12:20 p. m.—Aguinaldo
has issued orders that all foreigners must
I leave insurgent territory within IS hours.
I There are only a few commercial men
I there, mostly Englishmen and Germans.
Aguinaldo believes by refusing thorn i
rights of non-combatants ho can
their governments to recognize the belli
gerency of his so-called government ill
order that they may treat for the safety
of their subjects.
The Filipino priest who had talked with
tho Tagal General Treas, has brought to
Father McKinnon a copy of a letter writ
ten by Aguinaldo to Gen. Treas asking lus
opinion as to '.he advisability of surren
dering, saying:
"1 fear the long warfare that will ba
necessary to conquer the United Stales
will drain t he country's resources' loo
Mr. Holmes, a Canadian subject, who
with his partner in the sugar manufac
turing business at Calumpit, Mr. Car
rick an American, was recently captured
by the Filipinos, reports he was informed
by his captors that ho might leave when
ever he wished to do so. lie refused to go
unless Carrick was permitted to accom
pany him and said "AVe go or stay to
The curtain will go down in a few
days on fighting in the island of Luzon.
Working men are preparing for another
force j
j act in the drama which will necessarily
disperse the Filipinos, 'lhe rebels are so
close to San Fernando as to make life
irt that place uncomfortable while they
remain there. The armies of the United
States have advanced so far that the
question of transportation lias become a
great problem. To solge it the engineers
are repairing the Bag nag bridge, so that
it will be safe for the passage of trains
and give railroad connection between
Manila and San Fernando. In the mean
time supplies shipped to Calumpit have
to be hauled 15 miles .u General Mac
Artliur at San Fernando, and 20 miles
to General Lawton a* Bacolor by bullock
carts, and every ca t had be ferried
separately' on a lift ac.Jss the Rio
Grande two or th- a timf The roads
are rough, and afu.r the < iiy showers,
which are forerunners of the rainy sea
son, so soft that it is impossible to make
more than a mile an hour. The few
mules that are here have been found to
be greatly superior to the bullocks for
this work. The latter die unless they are
given frequent baths, and the heat has
killed so many that carting is now 11
done by night.
The policy of humane warfare has its
disadvantages. Among the thousands of
pretended friendly natives who are re
turning to their homes behind the Ameri
can army there are some who have taken
advantage of the generosity of the con
(Continued 'om Third Page.)
Hennessy s
For Men
Our stock of Men's Goods is the finest
in the state. AA'e have the largest as
sortment and give the highest values.
It's only by dealing here that you can
appreciate the money-saving opportuni
ties we give our customers. ,
Silk Front Shirts
Sold all over town at $1 or more: two lots
of them here. Price for Friday and
Saturday ................................
Onl/ 65c Each
One Dollar White Shirts, made expressly
t'or us, are the equal to most $1.50
Shirts in the market. They are made
for hard wear, being of good, heavy
muslin, and strong, but very fine, linen.
Wo have them in four styles—long
bosom, open back; long bosom, open
front and back; short bosom, open
back, and short bosom, open front and
back; all sizes and all lengths of sleeves
Six Shirts for $5.50
Manhattan Soft Shirts
We've just opened up a new lot which
we are retailing ..........................
At Eastern Prices
Mannish Ties for Women
Our Men's Furnishing Goods Depart
ment lias just received a lot of swell
Neckwear for Women—the newest styles
in Puffs, Tecks, Four-In-Hands, Strings
and Bows, and the nobbiest of the sea
son. Also the latest styles in E. & AV,
Collars for AYomen.
Balbriggan Underwear
Fancy ribbed, with silk stripes, glove
fitting Underwear, in two colors—pink
and blue; sizes for drawers 30 to 42
inches, shirts 34 to 46 inches. Friday's
and Saturday's price ....................
Only 65c Each
Half Hose
Silk stripes, double heels and toes, abso
lutely' fast colors; sizes 9*& to 11. Fri
day's and Saturday's price ..............
Only 25c Pair
! Half Hose
i Two-thread Egyptian Cotton, gusseted
heel, In two shades of blue; sizes 9*/& to
11; regular 25o quality ...................
3 Pairs for 50c
Half Hose
j Of Seamless Cotton, stainless black, with'
spliced heels and toes. For Friday and
Saturday ...............................
3 Pairs for 25c
Men's Ties
Tecks, new styde of Puffs, Imperials,
graduated Four-In-Hands and the new
Chesterfield Ties ........................
Only 50c
Men's Cloves
Dogskin Driving, cable seams, ail size*
$1.50 values ..............................
Only $1.00 Pair
Men's Gloves
Pique Kid, in all the new shades of tans
and browns, sizes 714 to 10; $1.50 values
Only $1.00 Pair
• T7-
m ;
\»l„l I U/ - \
b-r'-r ve>
Are strictly private. Here you have m
choice from the handsomest stock in th«
west of the best Corsets in the world.
Here are some of them: The Fasso, Lai
A'ida, AA T . B., Kabo, R. & G., P. D.. Flexl
bone Moulded, Thompson's Glove Fitting
axd Ferris AVaists.
Ain expert Corset Fitter is aD'your ser
vice, who can show you which style beat
suits your Sgure, and give you the whyi
and wherefore if you want them.
Butte« Mont.

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