•jV PLUME 58
TWO PASSENGER TRAINS ARE
WRECKED AND BURNED IN
IOWA MAN JS INJURED
Ralph Britton of Brighton Is Among
the More Fortunate Victims of the
-..Accident—Death List Placed at Thir
ty-Nine—Fatal Fire in Michigan VII
Pueblo, March 16.—In a noon
extra edition, the Pueblo Chief
tain announces that thirty-nine
persons, including two engineers,
%*j a fireman, an express messenger,
and thirty-five passengers were
killed in the Adobe wreck.
Pueblo, Colo., March 16.—In a blind
ing snow storm trains No. 16, the
Colorado and New Mexico express,
east bound, and No. 3, the Utah and
California express, westbound on the
Denver and Rio Grande railroad, col
lided headon, near Portland, Colorado,
thrity miles west of Pueblo, at 2
o'clock this morning. ~It is reported
that about forty persons were killed
and many others injured.
Seventeen of the injured reached
this city on a relief train this morning
and were taken to a hospital.
It is stated that perhaps fifteen
bodies were burned in the fire follow
ing the wreck. The trains met on a
They were crowded with passengers.
Cold Delays Rescue Work.
fV- The weather is bitt.erly.cold and the
heavy snow that is falling is interfer
»i, ~ing with the rrescue work.
y, The cause of the wreclc is 'at
tributed to a failure to deliver orders
to No. 16, the east bound train, so that
No. 3 could pass.
Physicians Early on Scene.
Among the physicians who ren
dered assistance were Dr. F. N. Coch
ens, of Salida, who was on No. 16, but
who escaped injury. He was assisted
by Drs. Rambo and IVIoore, of Flor-
ence, who soon arrived at the scene
of the disaster. feSj:
Passengers Burned Alive.
Some of the victims were pinioned
Under the wreckage and burned alive
and two other relatives.
Many Bodies Unidentified^
Many bodies will never be identified,
having been burned to a crisp. Part
of the mail was destroyed and all the
express matter was destroyed.
SCORES OF PEOPLE PERISH
5 GIFT FROM CARNEGIE. yj'
Coe College at Cedar Rapids Will Re
ceive a $45,000 Present.
Cedar Rapid*, March 16.—(Spe
cial.—Andrew Carnegie will give
45,000 to Coe college, located In
this city. The Institution Will erect
a science hall costing $100,000.
PRESIDENT NOT YET READY TO
APPOINT JUSTICE BROWN'S
curve. One of them was a double attacked by the flames to places
header and the impact caused the two safety.:
engines, the smoker and the day coach "r1
tr to turn over and the cars took fire.
before help could reach them. Most of! the wreckage caught Are and the cas
the injured were on No. 3, which was ualties were slight. Owing to the fact
heavily loaded. No. 16 carried com-, that the lighter, cars were in front of
The identified dead are:
WILLIAM HOLLIS, engineer of No.
E. M. PARLAND of Globe, express
messenger on No. 16.
WALTER CAUSLET of Pueblo, en
gineer of No. 3.
HUGH SUDDITH, fireman.
No. 3 was composed of a mail car,
express car, two day coaches, two tour
ist cars and two sleepers. All the
sleepers were saved and none of the
qccupants was injured. The majority
of the casualties occurred in the first
three cars, which were burned.
Iowa Man Injured.
Among the injured i& Ralph Britton
of Brighton, Iowa, the others who were
hurt being residents of Colorado and
Smoker's Occupants Perish.
This afternoon there are about forty
charred bodies lying in the wreckage|
at the scene of the disaster and at the I
hospital in this city there are flfteeni
severely injured persons, some
cious freightage of human lives, ex-
were unable to liberate a single
son from the smoker of No. 3.
Many Saved from Death.
.'.With the other coaches the rescuers
were more successful and they not
only saved several of the injured from
probable death but were able to push
Washington, D. C., March 16.—Presl- cordance with action taken at the pub
dent Roosevelt today authorized the nc meeting held at the court house
issuance of the following statement re- Monday evening for the purpose of
garding the successorship to Justice: discussing a proposition to build an in
Brown in the supreme court: jterurban line from Ottumwa to Des
cation, the President will take further
time to decide the question as to
Brown's successor. Several names,
including that of Secretary Taft, have
been under consideration, but no de
As Justice Brown will not retire Moines by a syndicate of Indiana capi
until June, when the supreme court tallsts
wiH take a vacation until October and representative one including the may
no public inconvenience can arise from
is likely to be reached in the
Begs to Be Killed.
One man in the first coach on No.
rinally a timber from the roof of the
car fell upon his head, killing him.
Cars Are Crushed.
back the coaches that had not been garding the proposition. The commit-
When the collision came the engine
pulling train 16 was crushed and,
being forced back by the impact, it
telescoped the express car/ and shat
tered the first coach. The passengers
in this coach were all taken out before
paratively few passengers and these each 1 rain they received the full force !wlth
escaped, generally with only a slight of the blow and were crushed like egg1?611*
shaking up. shells. The sleepers were practically "ne from Ottumwa to Des Moines
A Sad Case.
One "man, named Hewitt, was the
only one of a family of ten who es
caped. He lost his father, mother,
wife and three children, his brother bringing
uninjured, and the passengers in them
only slightly shaken up.
Just before noon the second relief
train" came"to PuebloTromThe" wreck
bringing the bodies of sixteen dead.1
They presented a frightful appearance
them. How many more bodies remain
at the scene of the wreck has not
Fatal Fire in Michigan.
Grand Rapids, Mich., March 16.—
The business portion of the village of
Tustin, Osceola county, was destroyed
by fire eaily today. The flames start
/.whom will probably die. But two pas
sengers are known to have escaped'
from the smoker on No. 3, every seat
of which was occupied' and there were I
several persons standing in the aisle.!
When the first relief train arrived
Hotel Compton from a de
fective furnace. Ten of the guests es
caped in their night clothes and four
were turned to death. The dead are:
WILLIAM' H. M'GRANE, proprietor
of the hotel.
MRS. WILLIAM H. M'GRANE.
EDWARD DEMOREST, a porter.
CHARLES WORKMAN, a traveling
The loss was $22,000.
fHUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT ABOL-
ISHES EXECUTIVE COMMIT
TEE OF COALITIONISTS
Budapest, March 16.—The council of
there was but little in the burned cars ministers today issued a decree
to indicate that there had been a pre-:EOivlcg the executive committee.of the sDowslide^"that^passed"near the" tunnel
coa]j).,-on party an(j
cepting piles of scorched flesh
Frantic Efforts to Rescue, ""v !blow to tf. activity of the anti-govern-,
-, For nearly two and a half hours af-' merit forces and is based on the
ter the accident occurred half nude ground that the committee has "arro-1
men frantically tore at the burning Pte'' tfis rights belonging solely to
timbers of the smashed coaches en- Moravia March 16.—-(Special) J. A.
and B. C. Bradley of Centerville are
DANGER OF WAR.
PROSPECTS BRIGHT FOR BUILD
ING OF INTERURBAN LINE ,,
Representative Business Men of Ot
tumwa Meet With Indiana Capital
Itsts—DecicFe to Recommend 4 Per
Cent Tax for Building of Interurban.
Prom Friday's D-.ily.
At a meeting of a committee of rep
resentative business men of Ottumwa
at the Wapello club this morning it
was decided to recommend the voting
of a four per cent tax for the building
of an interurban line. The decision
was reached after a careful and earn
est consideration and it is believed
will result in the securing of an inter
urjan for this city in the near future.
The committee was appointed by
the Commercial association and the
Retail Merchants' association in ac-
The commlttee wa8 a
or of the clty the bankingf whoiesale
Meet With Capitalists.
The committee was appointed for
the purpose of confering with the In
diana men and to make a recommen
dation to the Commercial association
and Retail Merchants' association re-
of tee held a meeting Tuesday aftemooA
to consider the project and the senti
ment was unanimous in favor of inter
urban, the only discussion being as to
had managed to raise a window and, the best method of securing one
had forced his body half way to free-j Thursday morning Senator Ulrey, —__
dom when he became lodged in the 2™1® represents the Indiana syndicate, union. According to the report, they
window. He fought fiercely for his 5?cll?rd Townsend, H. J. Ostdiek and will sign no agreement that does not
life, but each movement only wedged
m6re,it!j^^.'S^-tlUroe84we^%^y^^^Tlne Wtefl-OaMoo^ ^-|.rattgemei|t.
over him and he cried out:
Gods sake, for the Bake of my
shoot me." Onlookers were prevent- The indianl
e'd from approaching the scene be- ^Indiana men *et with the
sire being to secure an interurban at
a minimum cost to the citizens:
Senator Ulrey stated that the build
ing of the line was an immense under-
and are so blackened by the fire that j*® ®^ies
it will be very difficult to identify
they estimated that
construction and equip-
proposed to use,
completed would cost at least $25,000
per mile or $2,500,000. He said that man,
after looking over the territory they
FEARS ARE ENTERTAINED FOR
PROSPECTORS IN COLORADO
Denver, March 16.—Ouray, Duran
go, Silverton, Leadville, Aspen and
other smaller mining camps in Colo
rado have been visited with snow
slides during the last two days. Hair
breadth escapes from the slides are
reported from every mining camp and
grave fears are entertained for scores
of daring prospectors and miners who
are cut off from the outside world In
their lonely cabins far up in the hills.
Two Killed by Slide.
Silverton, Col. March 16.—A report
comes from Animas Forks that Peter
Magnuson and Charles Gustafson, em
ployed at the Bagley tunnel near that
,. place, are missing and are supposed
to have been carried away by a heavy
prohibiting it from yesterday. There is no communica-
1 continuing operations. This is a drastic tion with Apimas Forks.
-NEW BANK AT MORAVIA
Centerville and Moravia Capital
hind Mew Enterpris
French Officials Peclarc There Is No Deration fronr W. CrasseJl. There
State bank, purchased by the new cor-
are thirteen Moravia men connected
(,haj ce of Rupture at Algeciras. with the Bratlleys in the new concern,
here say which will be formally organized soon,
there ia no chance of a rupture at the' The new bank will begip business Mav
Algecirjs conference. [l.
OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1906
FIGHTING EXPONENT OF PEACE
IN MINERS' UNION IS OUSTED
MITCHELL IS UPHELD
Natlonal Executive Board of the
Union Endorses the Action of the
President In Removing Dolan From
Presidency of Pennsylvania District.
Indianapolis, March 16.—'When the
convention of the United Mine Work
ers of America was called to order to
day the credentials committee an
nounced that it had not completed its
report and a recess was taken juntil
Dolan Is Ousted.
The international executive board
of the United Mine Workers at a
meeting last evening, following the ad
journment of the national convention,
approved the finding of President
Mitchell in the matter of ousting Pat
rick Dolan from the presidency of dis
trict No. 6, western Pennsylvania,
and the report of the board to the con
vention will confirm the ousting of Do
lan by the convention of district No.
5, and the appointment of three mem
bers of the executive board to take
charge of the district affairs until the
office is filled by a special election.
After a heated session lasting three
hours, behind closed doors, in which
Dolan's claims were argued by himself
and Uriah Bellingham, vice president
of the district, who was also ousted
from his office, the board voted unani
mously to sustain the action of the
president and the district convention.
May Abolish Check-Off.
According to aauthoritative reports
the Ohio operators have determined to
abolish the check-off system by which
the operators collect dues for the min
ers' organization and which the oper
ators allege is the backbone of the
Walsh returned to Ottum- carry a provision abrogating this ar-
thei^ atti?uTe°toward in^nfrW Des Moines, March 16.—At a meSt-
consideration the de-
°f the operators of eleven of the
cause of the intense heat and could do ^hursdav 2m Moines, held at the office of the Center
nothing to. relieve the man's suffering. A Coal company yesterday afternoon, it
decided that these operators with a plea for the original house bill.
tho further, should continue to,Bell coal at $3 per He said it had already been indorsed
consiaer tne suDject. ... ton. The operators maintained that by three' republican conferences. He
save the proposition I gQaj
the vJcinlty of Des
$3 would be unreasonable at this time.
SHOOT8 FAITHLESS HUSBAND.
Mrs. John Keller of Fort Dodge May
Face Murder Charge.
Webster City, March 16.—(Special)
—Mrs. John Keller shot her husband
and Keller Is in a serious condition.
outlook He jas operated upon at the Mercy
the line if hospital in this city.
Pr°Per encouragement from
not afford to ccnsider
Ottuinwa which contemplated any
thing less than a 4 per cent tax, which
(Continued on Page 8.)
PARKER DENIES IT.
in a Fort Dodge saloon this morning, t'on for concurrence, paid a high tri
where she found him with another wo- hute to the speaker, but declared those
The wound is in the" abdomen
Says Interview Was "Faked."
Augusta, Ga., March 16.—Judge Al
ton B. Parker passed through this city
last night on his way to Camden,
where he went to confer with David'
Bennett Hill. He denied having given
out the alleged Interview at Birming
ham to the effect that Roosevelt will
seek another nomination, and declined
to discuss that subject.
BUSY BUT LUCKLES3.
Strenuous Work By Mason City Safe
Blowers Brings Meagre Reward.
Mason City, March 16.—(Spe
•clal) With nitroglycerine un
known safe blowers last night
wrecked the safe in the office of
the J. D. Bickel Produce company.
They secured only forty-two cents.
They then blew the safe in the of
flee of the Wallace-Williams Coal
company, getting $60, and at the
establishment of J. S. Smith &
Son the robbers secured a quantl
ty of hides and tallow and $37.
They entered the Marshall Oil
company's office but secured noth
ing. No arrests have been made.
WOMAN HOLD8 OFFICE.
Mrs. F. M. Smith of Corydon Is Elect
ed Member of School Board.
Corydon, March 16.—(Special).—At
the annual school election here a wo
man was elected a member of the
board for th^flrst time in the history
of this city, receiving the largest num-
Moravia ber of votes cast for any single can-
didate. The successful candidate,
Mrs. F. M. Smith, Is a woman "of rare
executive ability, education and re
finement and has always taken great
interest in educational matters. Sfie
will add much to the personnel of the
*. v# .! *h' „.A
REPUBLICANS AT CONFERENCE
DECIDE TO STAND PAT ON
CANNON MAKES SPIfitCH
The "Czar" of the House Indulges In
Pointed Remarks Criticising the
Senate and Its Action on Statehood
Washington,-D. C., March 16,—At
the conference of the republican house
leaders today it was decided to con
sider the statehood bill on March 21.
Rubber and Statehood.
Before proceeding with the legisla
tive bill the house today considered the
bill permitting the leasing of 5,000
acres of arid lands in La Plata county,
Colorado, to the P. F. U. Rubber com
pany for the purpose of the cultivation
of rub.ber plants. Representative
Gaines, of Tennessee, proposed an
amendment to prevent the "rubber
trust" from getting control of the en
Representative Shackleford, of Mis
souri, was given permission to discuss
the bill and began to criticise Speaker
Cannon regarding the statehood ques
tion. He was stopped before he pro
ceeded far and the objection was fa
tal to the further consideration of the
House Stands Pat.
As a result of a caucus which lasted
two and one-half hours and until late
yesterday afternono, the republicans
of the house voted, 126 to 35, to stand
by the statehood bill as it passed th^
house, and ask the senate for a con
ference on the measure. This vote fol
lowed immediately after a resolution
Several speeches were made. They
were llpijted to five minutes each, but
Amended for Colorations?
Mr. Hamilton opened the discussion
profitably sold at this discussed and opposed th& Foraker
that to charge 50 cents over amendment, declaring it to be ih the
interest of corporations'in the two ter
ritories Affected. He contended that
the bill was supported by the presi
dent and by Speaker Cannon. "Let us
follow them and fight It out with the
senate," was his concluding admoni
Mr. Mondell, in offering his proposl
opposed his position were only
acting in accordance with their duty.
He discussed the binding effect of the
caucus and declared he should not be
bound by this one.
Speaker Wants Action Binding.
The speaker followed, touching first
on the binding effect of both caucuses
and conferences. He took the position
that where the party took action on
any matter of this nature all the mem-
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MEMBER OF STATE BOARD
CONTROL EXPIRES VERY
offered by Mr. Mondell of Wyoming, P6®4!3 aPPea^nce and by the speech
representing the insurgents, had been
Des Moines, March 16.—'(Spe
cial).—The House this afternoon,
on motion of Representative
Lundt adopted a resolution to ap
point a committee to draft reso
lutions relating to the late Judge
Des Moines, March 16.—Judge L. G.
Kinne, pioneer jurist of Iofra and se
nior member of the state board of con
trol, died at his residence, in this city,
at 12:40 o'clock this morning, from
heart failure. It followed a period of
Illness which has lasted for a number
At the time of his death Mr. Kinne
was surrounded by members of his
family. He had been feeling compar
atively well all day yesterday \and had
been declaring that he felt better than
he had for months. Ho retired at the
usual hour, supposedly in his usual
His family heard him up and around
during the night and getting up to
find out what wos the matter, discov
ered him stricken with henrt failure.
He was carried to his bed and expired
before medical aid could be secured.
Judge K'tc was one of the original
members of the board of jcontrol. He
was appointed with Goyernor Larra
bee and John ,Oownie and has served
continuously Ha was the democratic
member of the board.
"CO EARN YODR MONEY"*
SAYS SENATOR TO CURTIS
DOLLIVER IN NEW JERSEY.
Iowa Senator Fires the Opening Gun
of the Campaign.
Washington, D. C., March 16.—
(Special)—The opening gun of the
New Jersey campaign was fired to
night at Jersey City by Senator
Dolllver, at the request of the New
Jersey congregational delegation
and the republican committee. His
speech is the principal event of
the spring campaign In that state.
FORMER LIFE INSURANCE "LEG
ISLATIVE AGENT" MAKES
Albany, N. Y., March 16.—Andrew
Hamilton appeared before the insur
ance investigating committee yester
day afternoon and broke the silence
which be has maintained, except for
his statement brought from Paris by
John C. McCall, ever since his name
was first mentioned in the investiga
tion in connection with the great Bums
of money shown to have been paid to
him during the past ten years on ac
count of his legal and legislative work
for the New York Life and other In
It would be difficult to exaggerate
the sensation produced by his unex-
defeated, 123 to 43, the Mondell reso- matic character of the whole epiBOde.
lution being.to agree to the ,-senate His face •flushed and his voice.trem
amendment eliminating Arizona and .hling with passion, his arms upraised
New Mexico from the bill-and asking a«and
PROF. PATTENGILL DEAD.
Veteran Member of Michigan Univer
sity's Faculty Passes Away.
Ann Arbor, Mich., March 16.—Pro
fessor A. H. Pattengill, one of the
university of Michigan's veteran pro
fessors and faculty representative of
Michigan in athletic matters, died sud
denly of heart disease today.
'AGED CITIZEN DEA0.
Marcus Blckford, Old Resident of
Johnson County, Passes Away.
Iowa City, March 16.—(Special.)
Marcus Bickford, aged 81 years, for
forty years a resident of Johnson
county, is dead at his home near Iowa
City. A wife, a son and a daughter
PLAQUE IN AUSTRALIA.
Five Cases of Dread Disease Are R&
j.* ported at Sydney. ',*
Sydney, New South Wales, March
16.—The plague has reappeared here.
Five cases are reported.
SUCH IS THE STOF.Y GOING THJE
ROUND8 AT OHIO
Columbus, O., March 16.—The coun
ty officers have ope of the most power
ful lobbies ever Seen in Columbus at
the senate chamber fighting the salary
bill. They are now enjoying large
salaries under the fee system. The
treasurer of Cuyhoga county makes
over ?50,000 "a year. The lobbyists for
the most part are politicians of some
prominence and many lawmakers owe
their political existence to them. The
methods they are employing to defeat
the salary measure, which places all
county officers on salary and wipes out
all fees,, are unique.
Senator Beatty of Wood county un
folded some of their plans yesterday.
According to him practically every leg
islator la a lady killer. Lobbyists have
employed attractive young women with
convincing voices to call the legisla
tors up by telephone and make engage
ments with them.
he made, or the intensely dra-
conference on minor amendment in the poured forth a flood of denunciation
and Invective upon the members of
the board of trustees of the New York
In. the caie.of Speaker Cannon and Mr.iwtloni were present, designating them
Hamilton of Michlgimiiclfialilnaii 5the!"cure and traitors," and payin* eepe
committee on territories, th4 time 'was clal attention to One unnaoied, whom
Life Insurance company* several of
(Continued on Page 8.)
EDWARD THROWS CANE AWAY,
England's King Declares. He Will Be
^Lame No Longer. ,,Y
Vienna, March 16.—Dr. Ott,^ physi
cian to King Edward,' says that the
latter has thrown aw^y his cane and
declared -he will not be lame. The
king, Dr. Ott says, was ne^er in better
IrifelMNfrjrir? «?.^5 5 ».
I E S
LAMBERT GIVES SHARP ADVICB
HOT DEBATE ON BILL
The Senate Continues the Discussion
of tha Proposed Measure to Estab*
llsh a Single Board of Control for
State Institutions—House Hits Whlfr
mer for Inattention
Des Moines, March 16.—(Special)'
•The senate today continued the dis
cussion of the college board of control
bill till noon and deferred further con
sideration till Tuesday morning in or
der that the afternoon session today
could be devoted to other matters .i
Senators Gilliland and Turner occu
pied the entire forenoon. Gilliland.
defended the school of journalism at"
Ames which was attacked yesterday
by Senator Whipple, saying it was a
donation to the state.
Curtis Talks to Senate.
Gilliland could not tell the donor's
name on a question from Senator
Lambert, and Prof. Curtis, of Amea
college, who was present at the ses
sion, was given a unanimous consent
to answer. He said it was John S
Clay, a live stock commission mer
chant in Chicago. In answer to
further questions Prof. Curtis admit
ted that the professor in charge of
the school of journalism writes for tha
Breeders' Gazette, which has attacked
the board of control.
Says "Go to Work.™/
Senator Lambert closed by saying
the senate would now give Prof. Cur
tls unanimous consent to go back to
Ames and earn the $4,000 a year he is
Senator Turner, a member ot tha
commission, defended the bill.
Phild Labor BID Ruined.
T$ie "house reftuiift«cdnanA22usly^
the child labor bin Jlfl IflH gmimfj thafr
the senate has ruined the bill.
Whitmer Not In Attendance.
The house failed to pass the bill to
pay the cost of the Whitmer-Youde
contest, largely because Representa
tive WTiitmer continues to be absent
from his seat and was not present to
Bills Passed by House,
The house passed a bill to create a-'
Bchool building bond fund, a bill to
legalize acts of notaries, a bill to In
crease the allowance for the state law
library to $4,000 a year, and a bill toj
enlarge the duties of the state geolo
The house also passed a resolution
demanding reports on all bills by
The senate passed again without de
bate the bill in regard to limiting peti
tions of consent for saloons to five
years. This measure was lost In tha
STEAMER GOE8 AGROUND.
Crew and Passengers Refuse to Leaver*
Vessel Near Atlantic City.
Atlantic City, N. J., March 16.—The
steamer Cearense of the Booth line la
ashore near Island Beach. Life sav
ers report that the crew has refused
to leave the vessel, believing she will
be floated at the next high tide. The
sea is smooth. The passengers also
still remain aboard. Captain Masoa
said the passengers became panla
stricken when the Cearense struck but
were soon calmed. The steamer is In
no apparent danger.
ROADS FIGHT 2-CENT RATf.
Answer Filed in Wisconefn Denies
3 Cents a Mile Is Remunerative.
Madison, Wis., March 16.—The rail
roads have made answer to the com
plaints filed with the railroad commis
sion in regard to 2-cent passenger
fare. They deny that 3 cents per mlla
is excessive and claim the present rate
of fare charged Is unremuneratlv«.
It has been reported on what has
seemed good authority that the rail
road#) bad determined to fight the 2*.
cent fare agitation in Wisconsin.
WILL HONOR ELLEN TERRY.
Admirers to Observe Fiftieth Annlvert
sary of Appearance on 8tage.
London, March 16.—A movement
has been started to celebrate on April
28 the fiftieth anniversary of Ellen
Terry's appearance on the stage. A
committee is being formed to consider
th6 matter and will invite the cooper
ation of her American admirers.
BOBSLED ACCIDENT FATAL.
Four Receive Desperate Injuries
Collision With a Tree.
St. Joseph, Mo., "March 16.—Annie
Voessby, 17 years old, will die and her
sister Rosa, Aggie Burkowski and T.
J. Seaford, aged 25. were probably fa
tally bruised about their bends and
crushed internally by the collision of
a bobsled with $ tree.
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