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MAYSVILLE, KYM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1903.'
A TERRIBLE WRECK
The Perdue University Football
Train in a Collision With
Coal Cars at Indianapolis.
SIXTEEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED,
! Nearly 50 Persons Injured in One ol
the Worst Railway Catastrophes
in Indiana's History.
The First Two Cars of the Special
Train Were Crushed as Though
They Were the Frailest
J of Toys.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2. A catas-.
jtropho so awful that it fairly surpasses
lalmost all that death has done In wan-
ton cruelty, occurred Saturday morn
ing upon tho border of the city of In
dianapolis. Speeding into tho state
capital the Purdue college football spe
cial, laden with joyous youth, crashed
'into a cut of coal cars, and in an In
stant 15 young lives were most horri
bly ended. About 47 people were in
'Jured. i No scene of carnage In war ever pre
sented more frightful front than that
which succeeded when, without warn
ing, came the shock of the collision.
Tho first two cars of the special train
were crushed as though they were the
frailest of toys. In tho first rode the
(members of the Purdue team, trained
to the hour for a camo that wna fn
lhave decided a precious championship,
,and flushed with tho hope of victory
over tnelr old-time opponents.
Following is tho list of thoso killed
outright: W. H. Grubo, Butler, Ind.,
jsubstitute player; Charles Furr, Ve
dersburg, Ind., guard; E. C. Robertson,
East Helena, Mont, assistant coach
and captain of team two years ago;
(Walter L. lloush, Gas City, Ind., sub
stitute; B. J. Powell, Corpus Christl,
jTox., end player; W. D. Hamilton,
Dl.,' center rush ; Gabriel S. Drollinger,
jNewcastle, Ind., substitute; Samuel
Squibb, Lawrenceburg, Ind., substi
tute; J. H. Hamilton, Huntington, Ind.,
substitute; N. E. Howard, Lafayette,
pesident of tho Indiana Laundrymen's
association; Patrick McClalr, Chicago,
trainer; Samuel Trultt, Noblesville,
substitute; G. L. Shaw, Indiana Har
bor; Bert Price, Spencer, Ind., substi
tute; J. C. Coates, Berwln, Pa.
.William Bailey, of New Richmond.
Irijd., substitute player on the Purdue.
university football team, died Sunday
afternoon from internal injuries re
ceived in the Big Four wreck. Thia
is tho ICth death. His father arrived
before ho died.
Fourteen dead bodies were shipped
to their homes Sunday and the body
of Joseph Powell, of Corpus Christ!,
Tex., was sent home Monday morn
ing in charge of Paul Sturm, an old
classmate living here. Services wore
held Sunday afternoon over the body
of E. C. Robertson, of East Helena,
Mont., by Dr. J. Cumming Smith be
fore tho body was shipped home.
There are still lying In tho hospitals
34 victims of the" wreck, 33 of whom
are students of Purdueu niverslty. Of
these 15 aro in a serious condition.
H. O. Wright, of Pendleton, Ind., sub
stitute player, has a broken back and
his recovery is not thought probable.
He is too weak to permit of an opera
tion. His parents have arrived.
A. L. Holter, of Oberlln, O., half
back on tho team, has his legs crushed
and is suffering from shock. Sim Mil
le.r, of Ninevah, Ind., played end of the
team, has one leg broken twice and
the" other crushed. It Is belloved, how
over, he will recover. He is a brother
of "Long John" Miller, who was cap
tain of tho Purduo team two years' ago.
0. 0. Tangoman, of Fern Bank, O., stu
dent, has a slight fracture of the skull
but it is believed will recover. C. 0.
Adamsof Osgood, Ind., member of. tho
band, has an injured spine and is In a
precarious condition. It was not
known until Sunday that ho was hurt,
as he was taken to tho homo of rela
tives. Coach 0, F, Cutts, of North An
fionia, Me., who worked over tho Injur
ed all day and night, was ordered to
th hospital Sunday afternoon and will
lve both legs In plaster casts for sev
eral weeks. There aro crushed bones
in each ankle.
H. G. Lestlo, of West Lafayette, cap
tain of last year's team and thjs year's
fullback, has been under the infiuonce
of anaesthetics all day. Ho has a bro
ken, leg and broken Jaw.
Prof. A. W. Bitting, of the Purduo
faculty, is improving and his condi
tion ia not thought to be serious.
W. F. Collar, of Lsporte, Ind., sub
stitute player, has a broken Jaw and
J, R. Whitehead, of Toledo, 0., sub
trtitnto halfback, hag a broken leg, but
Others of tho injured, whose condi
tion is not serious and who aro expect
ed to ho able to leavo the' hospital In
a few daySj are:
Du B. O'Brien, of, Syracuse, N. Y,;
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M, Esteele, of Cnnton, O.; J. H. Mow
ey, of Chambersburg, Pa., who la
1 spending his time encouraging tho
I more seriously Injured In splto of his
own wounds; I. H. Long and D. H.
Long, of Louisville; I. S. Osborne, of
North Dover, O., captain of tho foot
ball team, and W- C. Sprau, of San
General Superintendent Van Winkle,
of the Big Four Co., when asked Sun
day night as to tho cause of tho wreck,
said ho was yet unable to state who
was responsible. "I have no more Idea
as to tho cause than I had two min
utes after It happened,'' said he. "My
timo has been devoted to looking after
the injured and tho shipment of the
Responsible For the Killing of a Chlel
of Police and Threatened Race War.
Chicago, Nov. 2. Tho celebration of
Halloween was responsible for tho kill
ing of the chief of police of Morgan
Park and a threatened raco war early
A woman's Halloween prank started
tho trouble, which ended In the killing
of George A. AJrie, chief of police of
Morgan Park, by Mack Wiley, a young
Negro. Mrs. James Jayne, who is a
sister of Wiley, and three friends
started out for "a lark, and while they
were overturning a lumber pile, It is
said, the woman was struck by Chief
of Police Aide. The Negroes went for
reinforcements and upon their return
a second meeting with Alrlo resulted
In a fight in which ho was stabbed In
the neck by Wiley. Tho news of tho
tragedy spread through the suburb and
soon a crowd of half a hundred men
and boys marched to the Morgan Park
jail, where four of tho Negroes had
been locked up. While tho place was
I surrounded by a mob clamoring for
vengeance, several shotguns being in
evidenco In the crowd, Wiley and his
companions were placed between a
number of policemen who had been
summoned from Harvey and other
nearby suburbs, and a dash was made
for a carriage that had been sent for,
Despite tho threats of the officers
that any Interference by tho crowd
meant Instant death, the enraged vil
lagers, who by this time had secured
a rope, rushed on tho prisoners. A
fierce fight followed In which the Ne
groes wero severely cut and bruised
with sticks and stones, but the officers
finally managed to get the Negroes in
tho. carriage and drove off under a
shower of bricks, stones and other mis.
siles. Tho prisoners wero taken-to
Englewood Jail -where Sunday Wliey
confessed to having killed Aide.
FUNERAL PARTY RUN DOWN.
Four Persons Killed and the Corpse
Torn From Its, Coffin.
Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 2 Four per
sons," all white, were killed instantly
and a corpse was torn from Its coffin
by a locomotive of a southbound pas
senger train on tho Southern railway,
at a point four miles from Concord
All the victims lived' In the vicinity
of the tragedy. They were in a wagon
with tho corpse of Mrs. Kate Lewis
and wero on their way to a neighbor
ing burial ground. At the point where
tho accident occurred the county road
runs alongside the railroad for a con
siderable distance, tho view being un
obstructed. Tho engineer saw the fu
neral party but there was no cause for
him to anticipate a tragedy. Just be
foro tho train was abreast of the wag
on the mules drawing tho wagon be
came unmanageable and swerved, car
rying tho wagon directly In front of
the train. The casket containing the
corpse was broken to pieces and the
corpse was hurled through the air with
CONEY ISLAND FIRE SWEPT,
Three Hundred Buildings Destroyed
Entailing a $1,000,000 Loss.
New York, Nov. 2. -Coney Island
Sunday was swept by fire, 300 build
ings being destroyed, entailing a loss
of $1,000,000. The fire started near the
steeplechase park and swept along tho
Bowery district, which is" filled with
flimsy frame structures. The principal
buildings destroyed were Stauch's ho
tel and pavilion and Henderson's thea
ter, both brick structures erected since,
the great fire of Chicago. Details' of'
police from Manhattan and Brooklyn
aided the firemen and controlled the
Two lives so far are reported to bo
lost, one man mortally injured, a score
of others hurt. How many more dead
are in the ruins is not yet known. -
Convention of Women's Clubs. .
Covington, Ky Nov. 2. Tho mem
bora of tho Twonfieth Century club
will assemble in convention at the
Trinity church, November U and 12.
It was the Intention to hold the con
vention in tho auditorium of tho new
public library, but tho structuro will
not bo completed by that time. 'A
largo number of notable women from
?lB T "A. k V . men J
throughout tho. state wilj attend,
Fire Broke Out in the Hall of In-
scrip tions "Where the Pope
NEXT TO GALLERY OF PICTURES.
After Burning For Three Hours tho
Flames Wero Gotten Under Con
trol by Home Fireiucn.
For the First Time Since the Fall of
the Temporal Power Italian Au
thorities Were Invited to
. Enter the Structure.
Rome, Nov. 2. Flro broke out at
8:30 o'clock Sunday evening In that
portion of tho Vatican containing the
hall of inscriptions, where the pope
gives his audiences and which is adja
cent to the famous pinacotcca, or gal
lery of pictures.
Tho first intimation of flro was had
when smoke was seen issuing from tho
apartment of M.- Marie, which Is lo
cated above that of Father Ehrle, the
librarian, who lives over the library
Itself. M. Marie is a celebrated French
restorer of ancient manuscripts and
illuminated books; ho ia at present en
gaged fn copying work and his first
reproductions have been selected for
part of the Vatican's exhibit at the St.
Louis exposition. The famous Bra
manto staircase leads to that part of
the Vatican where the fire broke out.
The gendarmes broke in tho door of
M. Marie's apartment and found him
in a heavy sleep. It is supposed that
ho retired and forgot to take proper
precaution with his kitchen fire, which
probably blazed, up and Ignited some
nearby hangings. Thus the flro start
ed and it rapidly assumed such pro
portions that the gendarmes, who wero
the first on tho scone, gave an Imme
diate general alarm.
News of tho flro was Immediately
conveyed to the pope, who was found
kneeling in his chapel for his usual
evening prayer. He insisted on going
at once to the scene. Ho proceeded to
the library, accompanied by Mgr. Mer
ry del Val, the papal secretary of Btate,
Mgr. Blsletl, the papel major domo,
and Mgr. Dellachlse, and followed by
the members of tho noblo guard at
tached to his person. The moment ho
arrived his' mind grasped the. gravity
of the situation and he ordered that
tho firemen of Rome be called. The
firemen arrived in about ten minutes,
and although they brought four en
gines with them and wero at once
ready to begin operations, it took sorao
timo to find the best way to get suffi
cient water supply with which to fight
the fire. In the meantime the flames
had begun to break out of the windows
of M". Marie's apartment and wero de
stroying the roof. The flames lighted
up tho entire district and gave the
impression that nothing could stop
When, the fire engines began work,
three rooms were already entirely de
stroyed by the flames, which were ex
tending to tho other apartments. The
pope withdrew as soon as he saw that
everything posslbjo was being done to
fight the fire.
Information had been sent the Ital
ian authorities, who hurried to St. Pe
ters. They were courteously Invited
to enter and did so. Therefore, for tho
first tkno since the falj of the temporal
power of tho Vatican, the mayor of
Romo, tho prefect, police officials and
even Signor Ronchettl, tho newly ap
pointed minister of justice, entered the
vatlcan In their official capacities.
They gave orders directing tho work
of combnttlng.'the flames and partici
pated personally In the fight.' It was a
very difficult fire to overcome; there
wero a number of old and inflamma
ble objects in the apartment of M.
Mario and the wooden roof over this
room facilitated the passage ot tho
flamed to adjoining rooms, also'full of
combustible materials. Tho compel
tlon between the papal firemen and the
firemen of Romo to see who should
work tho harder and do the most re
sulted in a display of courage which
was really admirable, some of tho. flro
fighters Tlsklng their lives until they
were restrained by their superiors.
At a little after 11 o'clock tho fire
was under control, but the work of the
'firemen will continue for some time,
Fresh relays of men aro being" sent to
relievo thoso whoso efforts have ex
Tho ontlro museum of Inscriptions,
tho rooms of Father Ehrlo, part of tho
library and tho printing houses wero
entirely flooded with water. It is Im
possible to reach an approximate idea
of tho extent of the damage.
Many things that escaped the flames
were injured by water, especially tho
precious prlvato library of Popo Leo,
which Father Ehrlo had been rearrang
ing in accordance with the last wish
of the lato pontiff.
College Burned By Official Order.
New Yo,rl, Nqv; 2c Tho ..employes
Who guard tho New York city water
shed at Amawalk, Westchester county,
burned the large $100,000 college of
the Christian brothers, a Catholic In
stitution. It was destroyed to make
room for waterworks.
THE GROOM WANTED A RECEIPT.
He Paid For a License But W,anted
Something to Show 'For It.
'Covington, Ky Nov. 2. Earl C.
Crelder, 21, and Catherine Schmltt, 21,
a well-dressed and handsome couple
from Lewlsburg, O., applied at tho
county clerk's office in Covington Sun
day evening for a marriage license.
When the credentials wero giveji tho
couple left tho ofllco to go to Rev. N.
H. Carlisle's residence to bo united,
but a mlnuto later tho young man
rushed back into the ofllco and asked
Deputy Clerk Young for a receipt.
The clerk told him that the certifi
cate was a receipt, but Crelder wanted
another one to show that ho had paid
for tho license. When told that no
receipts are Issued ho departed In dls
gUBt. Rev. Mr. Carlisle performed the
ceremony, and the young people left in
tho evening for Lewlsburg. Tho
bridegroom was recently discharged
-from the army, after having served in
the Philippines and Cuba.
HORSEMEN AT LEXINGTON.
John E. Madden, Charley Hughes, E.
R, Bradley and Others.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 2. John E.
Madden, owner of Hamburg Place, left
here Sunday" night after a flying visit
to his stud, and started for Washing
ton, where a portion of his stable is
now located preparatory to the Ben
nlng meeting. He will race in tho
Capital city. On tho samo train went
Charley Hughes, trainer for H. M. Ziog
ler, tho Cincinnati turfman, and bound
for the same destination. Among
other visitors of note in tho racing
world to this city Sunday was E. 11.
Bradley, tho well known bookmaker
and owner. He came In Sunday morn
ing and went out to the track to watch
the youngsters work, which developed
nothing of a sensational charactor, and
the owner of Bad News, Peter Paul
and other good ones left again Sunday
night for Latonla.
Kentuckian Injured In the Wreck.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 2. Irving
Long, who was injured in the Big Four
wreck in Indianapolis, is the son of
George W. Long, ono of the wealthiest
and most prominent business men in
the city. , He was graduated from tho
high school here several years ago and
while attending the school was consid
ered ono of the most valuable mem
bers of tho football eleven. He Is
well known and very popular amons
the younger menfbers of Louisville so
ciety. Klllecf a Comrade.
Mt. Vernon, Ky., Nov. 2. Horace,
son of Dr. Percy Benton, accidentally
Sutton, in Bradhead. . The boys" were
having a sham fight to frighten some ,
Crab Orchard boys, who had come
there to see some young girls Benton
thought his 'pistol was loaded with
blank cartridges. 1
Dr. Godfrey Hunter Lost.,
Manchester Ky., Nov. 2. Judge II.
C. Faulkner granted, a permanent In-)
Junction restraining the election clerks
of the Eleventh congressional district I
from placing the name of Dr. Godfrey
Hunter on the official republican ticket
for candidate for congress, and ruling
In favor of D. C. Edwards.
A Newport Man's Patent.
Newport, Ky., Nov. 2. Thos. Kelch,
master mechanic of the South Coving,
ton & Cincinnati Street Railway Co.,
and a well-known Newport hoy, has In
vented a new trolley wheel and harp
that has mado a hit with trolley lino
companies nil over the country.,.
Died From His Injuries.
Covington, Ky.,- Nov. 2. Milton Mar
tin, the 8-year-oJd son of William Mar
tin, of 310 Scott street, who was run
lover by a street car in Fourth street,
Vthra city, on Thursday morning, died
at St. Elizabeth hospital Sunday morn
ing from his Injuries.
Rest After Hard Work.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. '2. Sunday bo
fore the election has been a quiet day
in Kentucky. Gov. Beckham and his
opponent, Col. Morris G. Belknap, the
republican nominee, spent tho day
resting after strenuous campaigning
Blaze In the Cumberland Mountains.
Sorgent, Ky., No.v. 2. Pedestrians
crossing Cumborland mountains' havo
fired the forests, and disastrous fires
aro raging, destroying thousands of
dollars worth- of flno young timber.
There has been no rain In a month.
Deputy Sheriff Killed.
Ptyovllle, Ky., Nov. 2. Deputy Sher
iff Tom Stewart was' killed at Four
Mile whilo trying to arrest John Hon.
drloksn Sunday. Hendrickson ia atill
CARS OF DYNAMITE
Two Exploded in tho Railway
Yards at Crestline, 0., Caus
ing Much Destruction.
WINDOW GLASS IS IN DEMAND.
In the Downtown District There is Not
a Building' That Has Not Suf
fered Considerable Damage.
Many Persons Were Cut and Other,
wise Hurt By Flying Glass Two
Men Half a Mile Away Pos
sibly Fatally Hurt.
Crestline, O., Nov. 2. Crestline and
vicinity was thrown Into a panic Sun
day night by a terrible explosion at 8
0 clock. Many buildings wero shaken
and in some instances the walls fell.
Church congregations wero thrown In
to screaming masses of humanity.
People who were at home were terri
fied by the fearful roar that was heard.
Two cars of dynamite which exploded
In the Pennsylvania yards was tho
cause of the excitement Tho destruc
tion Is so complete and so great that
It- is impossible to say anything of the
property damage or whether there Is
any life lost, Sunday night.
Yardmaster Courtier and Clerk Gels
inger, who were at work In the yard
office half a mile away were seriously
and possibly fatally hurt by tho de
struction of the building in which they
Hundreds of Pennsylvania employes
are at work searching the ruins for tho
dead or Injured. The entire west yards
of the road Is a complete wreck. OfiV
clals of the railroad have said that
there aro no less than 325 cars
Where the explosion occurred a hole "
20 feet wide twice as long and 15 feet
deep has been torn Into the ground..
Engines at work a mile away were
thrown from the track.
In tho down-town portion of the city,
thero Is not a building that has not.
suffered considerable damage. Many
persons who were on the streets were
cut and otherwise hurt by flying glass,
and hundreds of women are In a seri
ous, condition from shock and conciis-'
slon. All tho physicians of tho city
are at the scene of the wreck to asdst
those who may be found Injured. The
streets are filled with people who do
not wish to go home. The sidewalks'
and road aro littered with the glass
from the shattered panes. The mayor
has sworn In many extra policemen to
guard the property.
All the churches were holding serv
ices -when tho explosion occurred,
Doors were blown off and windows
smashed in many of the buildings. Tho
full extent of tho loss to property will
not bo known for many days. And It
can not be told for several houra
whether there has been loss of life or
not. The disaster is one of tho worst
that Crestline has experienced. The
wrecked "cars are burning .and the
spectacular effects are magnificent.
The explosion was plainly heard 50
miles away. Trains on the Penrtsyl-
vania road will be delayed for at least
one (ay. Trains have been sent to
Cleveland and Pittsburg for an unllm-
jte(j supply of glass.
Poisoned Twin Babies.
Cresco, In., Nov. 2. A jury found-
Thomas O. Robinson ?ullty of tflunler '
In the first degree and he was sentenc
ed for life. Robinson fainted ' when
the yerdlct was read. He was charged
with poisoning tie twin babies of Han
nah Diels by giving them strychnine."
Five Men Blown to Pieces.
Kallspel, Mont., Nov. 2. Coronor'
Willouhby has received notification,
from Hayden that five men wero blown
to pieces In an explosion there. De
tails are not known, but it is supposed
a magazine bolonglng to grading con
Passengers and Crew Saved.
Sydney, N. S. W., Nov. 2. It has'
been learned the British steamer Ova
lau, belonging to the Union Steamship
Co., of New Zealand, caught fire and
sank off Lord Howe island. All tho
steamer's passengers and crew wero
An Aaed Inventor Asphyxiated, t
Phllaalohla, Nov. -2. Robert Mck
Culloy, aged yO ysarc, on Jnvontor of
prominence, was accidentally asphyx
iated by illuminating gas in his homo.'
Mr. McCuIIey operated a large stono
and oro crusher plant in St. Louis.
Bishop Brondell 8erIously III.
Helena, Mont, Nor. 2. Rt Roy.
John B. Brondell, bishop of tho dlocose
of Helena and for a third of a century
ono of tho loading Cathollo digniUtt
rles of tho northwest, is seriously ill.
His recovery is not expected, . -
Vienna, Nov. 2. Sunday being the
feast of All Saints, thousands of Vien
nese mado tho customary pilgrimage,
to tho graves of relatives and friends.