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Volume IV, Number 137
Eye- Witness Tells Terrible Tale
Train of Thirteen Cars Crashes Through and Telescopes
Two Coaches and Sleeper Loaded with Human Freight
When Tender Goes in Ditch Many Bodies Mangled
Beyond Possibility of Identification.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, March 21. Forty-flvo were killed, and forty
Injured when two Rock "island through trains, coupled together, left the rails at
Green Mountain, Iowa, seventeen miles north of hero, today.
Thirty of tho dead were identified. Tho unidentified aro at Marshalltown,
many so horribly mangled that identification ny bo impossible.
The railroad branch of tho Y. M. 0. A. and an apartment house near tho
Chicago Great Western depot havo been converted into a hospital for the in
jured. Rock Island trains No. 1j from Chicago to Twin Cities, and No. 21, from
St. Louis for Minneapolis, were running coupled over tho Great Western
tracks, as the Rock Island track had been blocked by a freight wreck last
At Marshalltown tho trains were coupled. Thero is no turntable at Rein
beck, whoro the trains wore to havo been put on tho Rock Island main line,
and both locomotives, coupled in front of the combined train, left here run
ning backwards.
The train had thirteen cars. A Pullman from St. Louis was leading the
train, next to the engine. Then came a smoker and a day coach in which were
many women and children.
About four and a half miles beyond Green Mountain, at tho top of a hill,
is a cut twelvo feet deep. In this the tender of tho leading engine suddenly
Jumped tho track. This threw the head engine into tho sldo of, tho cut. Tho
clay was soft and the cngino stopped instantly. Tho sudden stop ditched
tho second locomotive, and tho heavy train crushed the day coach and
smokor upon tho Pullman. Tho smoker and day coach wore instantly tele
scoped, and hardly an occupant of either car escaped death or injury.
While the last ten cars remained on .tho track, the shock sent the passen
gers sprawling from their seats to the floor.
Conductor William Worst was tho first to grasp the situation. Ho sent
trainmen to flag No. 491, bound for Siuux City, while others hurried to Glad
Tirook and Greon Mountain.
The uninjured then began to remove tho dead and injured. The dead were
taken to an adjoining pasture and laid on the grass.
It was two hours before a relief train from Marshalltown, carrying sur
geons and tho coroner, arrived.
The dead, in many cases, aro crushed beyond recognition. Ileads aro
sevorcd from bodies, and arms and legs cut off. ''
Coroner Jay, himself a surgeon, was hastening in a Red Cross ambulance
to the hospital in Marshalltown when he was thrown to the pavement as the
ambulance rounded a corner. Ho was picked up unconscious, and it is be
lieved his back is broken and he cannot live.
St..-Thomas hospital in Marshalltown was soon filled and other rooms
wcro pressed into service. The removal of the bodies showed the worst in
juries among'the passengers in tho day coach and smoker. It is believed that
but two of the dead were in tho Pullman.
It was thought that tho bodies of all tho victims had been removed from
the wreckage beforo nightfall, but lata tonight two others were found in
the debris.
By morning it is expected the track will be cleared and train service
resumed. v
Professor L. W. Parrlsh of Cedar Falls, a teacher of economics in the
state teachers' college, was ono of tho first to be taken from the ruins. He
was mortally woundod and died in the ambulance.
Dr. J. W. Devrey of Chicago and Dr. Dunham of Sioux Falls, physicians,
wero on tho train. Although injured themselves, they worked hard to succor
James McNamara, assistant head clerk of the Modern Woodmo of Amer
ica ,of Rock Island, was in the smoker. He escaped uninjured.
C. W. Moior of Walla Walla, was in a lower berth of a Pullman, near
tho rear of the train. "I did't realize that it was a wreck," he said. "I
bounded as though a man had thrown a brick on tho floor. Tho car I was in
was well back. In front of it were the mail and baggage cars. Ahead of
these the smoker and Pullman. I looked out and saw the engine overturned
before I realized it.
"I saw somo terrible things. Ono'of the men had bcon driven head first
into a window. The glass was broken, cutting him whero his head rested
on the sill, and under all that awful weight above he screamed and cried for
someone to kill him. I found a stick and broke the glass under his cheek
where ho lay on tho jill and tho man's lower jaw fell on the ground at my
"Thero was an old man running about pleading for the rescue of his son.
Ho was badly hurt himself. His son was cut entirely in two."
May Hoffman of Waterloo, ono of the dead, was one of a party starting
out on a pleasure trip. Somo months ago sho took third prize in a nation
al beauty contest conducted by tho New York World.
Many Thousands Lost When
Storm Lets Loose
BAKKRSFIKLD. Cal., Jlarclt 21. A
fierce wind and sand storm, preceding
ii heavy. rain, scattered 21,000 barrels
of oil spouted by a Lake View gusher
today. Derricks, buildings and grounds
wcro painted black by tho fluid. The
oil was nil lost. The total loss will be
in tho vicinity of $15,000 to 20,000.
Stockmen and ranchers, however, are
greatly benefitted.
White Wife of Jap Gets No
Sympatic in Court
DENVKR, Colo., March 21. Judgo
Ifliss today refused alimony to Mrs.
Goldio Yamada, tho white wife of Suye
ki Yamada, president of tho Toy-Doshi
club, a Japaneso organization. Relief
was asked pending trial for divorce. It
is tho fust refusal for temporary ali
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 21.
Foiecast for Arizona: Generally fair,
Tuesday and Wednesday. I
More Work Done This Feb
ruary Than Ever
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 21
Work on tlio Panama canal is booming.
Tho last edition of the Canal Record
shows that more material was taken out
of Culebra cut last month than in any
February Bince ground was broken. The
total was 1,259,413 cubic yards, a daily
average of 54,757 cub,ic yards.
Sets Forth in Detail Just
What Ooocl Points It Is
Proved to Possess
Makes Answer to Accusers
of Executive Usurpation
in Legislation
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Maich 21.
Vilh Aldridi seated on his left hand,
Taft tonight earnestly defended the
tariff bill in his address at tho annual
dinner of tho- New Knglrtud Manufac
turing Jewelers and Silversmiths.
He received an enthusiastic greeting.
The H"jident expressed tho hope that
it would not bo necessary to apply the
maximum rates, against Canada, thus
bearing out the reports yesterday that
negotiations with the dominion had
taken a favorable turn.
"Seven months of the new tariff havo
proved a number of things," said tho
president. .
"First, t is the best revenue-getter
we oyer had.
"Second, it is shown lliat it has the
largest freo list.
"Third, the rates of the Dinglev hill
have Ixen materially reduced.
"Fourth, by creation of a customs
eotnt, wo have piovided means for a
speedy and just 'administration of tho
customs law.
"Fifth, it provided freo trade with
tho Philippines, a measure of "justice
which should have been given as far
back as 1000.
"Sixth, it furnished the executive,
by a maximum and minimum principle,
with the leverage to secure from all
foreign countries fair treatment of
American products without undue dis
crimination. "Seventh, the now tariff law has pro
vided a permanent board. My inten
tion is soon to ask congress for an ap
propriation of $200,000 to $250,UU0 to
enable the board to get the truth con
cerning the protected industries of this
country, so that when wo again havo
occasion to revise the tariff wo will
have a board to record the facts.
"Under the new law has proceeded
great prosperity. Tho wage earners
have all they can do at unusually high
rales of pay. I don't think the prices
so high as to cause suffering. "
The president declared that because
lie has attempted to convey his views t'o
eongres-, with "some detail" there had
arisen talk of executive "usurpation.
"Tho danger of executive Usurpa
tion in this country," he added, "is
rather the subject of the fervid imagi
nation of the political orator than some
thiu gon which to base fear for the
stability of our institutions."
Meat Packer Admits Com-
. pany Lost IVEoney When
Wave Swept Country
WASHINGTON, T). C, Maich 21.
General Michael Ryan, picsident of tho
Cincinnati Abbattoir e,ompany, testi
fied befoie tho senate committee on tho
high cost of living this afternoon.
He is the only meat packer so far
who admitted that tho recent meat boy
cott hurt the company.
Ho acknowledged that tho company
lost several thousand dollars weekly
whilo tho boycott was in progress. '
He attributed tho higher cost of meat
to tho growing prosperity of tho conn
try, saying that more people are eating
meat now than in former years.
Pittsburg Aldermen Not So
Very High Priced Ma-
jority Got $100
Forty Lawmakers Confess
to Graft and Take Im
munity Baths
PITTSBURG, Pa., March 21. As tho
result of the first day's probe, follow
ing tho confessiou of Ex-Councilman
John Klein, forty present and former
councilmen under indictment and ten
others with suspended sentences and
held on $500 bail, upon their own con
fession shared in the $102,000 pofto
influence legislation.
All day .ludgo Frazer sat as commit
ting magistrate, his desk becoming tho
thione of race to many councilmen un
der suspicion, who swarmed beforo him
to "Bo washed of their sins."
On ono floor of tho court building
tho grand jury would hear the conscience-stricken
councilmen, who would
then go before Fraser and take tho im
munity bath offered by tho district at
torney, who is alter the "Higher-ups."
While these proceedings were going
on, and as each counci man-appeared,
the clamor of "When aro we going
to get tho big ones:" went up.
Once during the .lay a councilman
rushed in cryfiig, 'T want to con
fess 1 "
"Como tomonow, " was the reply,
"we are too busy now."
The amounts taken by thoe who con
fessed were not more than $100 in
most case3. Ono got $500.
Shower of Resignations
As fast as tho present councilmen ap
pealed after they had relieved their
conscience, they wero ordered to im
mediately lesign from the city govern
ment, and in every instance a letter
of resignation was written, which the
district attorney mailed to Mayor Me
Gco beforo tho guilty left the building.
The men indicted aie from varied pro
fessions. Somo arc professional poli
ticians and one a private detective.
Saloonkeepets, physicians, market
moii, tailois and real estato men are
on the list. C. C. Schad, a market
man, is also a member of the legislature
from Allegheny county.
Among tho men to come forward dur
ing tho afternoon was Dr. W. II. Weber,
a member of tho select council. Theie
was an upioar among the crowded cor
ridors when ho was seen to come from
court and the expression was heard:
"Where will it end?"
Couldn't Kemember All
Weber told the judge how he had re
ceived $10,000 to bo distributed among
tho councilmen for thoir votes and in
fluence in the passago of an ordinance
to vacate a certain street. He pleaded
no defense to the charge of conspir
acy. Weber said ho gave the inoncv
to about thirty or forty councilmen.
He could not remember all tho names,
but lecited a list including some of
the most prominent members of both
To each man, as lie stepped up to
day, tho court stated that he held in
hand information entered against the
defendant by Henry Miith, chief of
county detectives, charging him with
having leceivcd a specified amount for
his vote cm certain council ordinances
or lesolutions then ponding.
"What do you wish to do 3" asked
the court.
'J Waive healing, " was tho invari
able reply.
"Defendant waives hearing and is
held to the court on $500 bail," said
tho court and tho man in question
stepped asido for another to take his
An indicement was returned by the
grand jury almost immediately after
the defendant had entered a p'ea of
nollo contendere.
Klein Is Corroborated
When court adjourned it was decided
that tho grand jury hold a night ses
sion. Weber, therefore, was taken lie
fore the? body, where he is said to have
lecited knowledge of graft and con
spiracy corroborating Klciu's, confes
sion in every detail.
At 9:I!0 p. m. it was announced that
the jury was ready to mako a present-
nient. Judgo Fraser came to court half
an hour later and indictments wero
found against forty of tho present and
former members of tho two branches
of the city council. Fortyono names
was the presentment, but ono of tho
men notified tho district attorney tlia
he would be on hand tomorrow to make
a complete confession.
The men indicted tonight will be al
lowed until noon tomorrow to volun
tarily appear, and then the county Tie
tectives will bo sent with warrants for
their arrest.
While before the grandjjury, Weber
was unablo to remember ah the men to
whom he paid money, but checked them
up by having a list of councilmen read
to him from the city manual.
Tho ways in which the money was
delivered to them were many, as do
scribed by the confessing councilmen.
Somo had it thrust into their hands
while standing in public places, some
received it by mail, while others had
envelopes adroitly slipped in their pock
ets whilo they admired adjacent scen
ery. The jury was ordered to report and
'ctontinue the investigation tomorrow.
In all indictments the men will bo rec
ommended to mercy if they come be
fore the court voluntarily.
Klein is still guarded by detectives.
Ho said today:
"You know there is supposed to
be honor among thieves, but I stood it
as long as I could. When the highest
court in the state refuses to hear your
appeal attorneys can't help you
"I followed the advice of my attor
neys and as the result I served .a thirty
days' sentence in jail for contempt. I
also paid for the advico they gave men,
which landed mo in jail. Now I be
lieve when your attorneys can't help
you further a man had better try to
help himself and family, as well as do
something for the public."
National Packing Company
and Sixteen Firms Are
CHICAGO, March 21. Eight weeks
after it began the Investigation of al
leged violations of the Sherman anti
trust law, the federal grand jury today
returned indictments against tho Na
tional Packing company and ten sub
sidiaries. Immediately upon announce
ment of the indictments, the govern
ment filed a suit in equity seeking tho
dissolution of the company. Sixteen
firms and individuals are made defend
The indictment is issued on behalf
of the National Packing company.
Ralph Crews, general counsel, tonight
intimates his determination to fight the
government to tho limit.
BISMARCK. S. D.. March 21.
Twenty wero injured in a wreck on the
Minneapolis & St. Paul train, which
left the track near yore tonignt.
Weston, Famous Walker, Ahead of
Schedule on Continental Tramp
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 21. Reports from the route of L'dward Pay
son Weston through tho west reflect the great interest taken by the people in
the veteran walker and his beating of the schedule set liv himself for his
walk from Los Angeles to New York in 100 days, excluding Sundays. Sev
eral days ahead of his, own time, Weston was reported by physicians to be in
splendid condition, with every prospect of finishing his transcontinental walk
in record time. Weston walks six days in a week and rests on Sunday, as ho
is a stickler for a strict observance of the Sabbath. He left Los Angeles on
his way to New York late on tho afternoon of February 1. Last year Wes
ton failed by four days to accomplish his self alloted task of walking across
the continent in 100 days. Ho recently celebiated his seventy-second birthdiiy
by walking seventy two miles on that day. His schedule calls for an aver
age of thirty eight miles a day.
The Lion and the Lamb Lie
Down Together Pending
Coining Caucuses
A Few Insurgents Only Arc
Belligerent and After
Cannon's Scalp
WASHINGTON, I). C, Maich 21.
The house passed its first day or bus
iness following tho great eruption last
week with lemarknble quietude, and
tonight, when adjournment came, there
was an air ot calmness ana unity mat,
to observers made tho recent events ap
pear a'most unbelievable.
Peace appeared near, notwithstand
ing that less than ten days distant is
the selection of the new rules commit
tee, with all its embarrassing complui
cations. Many elements contributed to today's
The democrats arc satisfied with the
situation as it is left them after four
days of fierce strife, and content to
let matters drift a while. The regu
lars, realizing from the violent out
bursts of the press and from various
insurgents over Satunlay night's
peeeh of Cannon when he called them
"cowardly members," thuti party
harmony was to be gained only by the
most diplomatic tender of the olive
branch, are most adroit in their rela
tions with the insurgent brethren.
Those insurgents who voted to oust
Cannon fioni the speakership are emi
nently satisfied today, and like the dem
ocrats, will let things drift.
Tho scoie or so of insurgents who
voted for retention- of Cannon, only to
be lewarded by tho withering blast
from the speaker, supplied the only dis
coidant note. They reached the capi
tol in a decidedly belligerent frame of
Insurgents Belligerent
Several, like Representatives Norris
of Nebraska, Madison of Kansas, Hayes
of California and two or three others,
gave their views fully to the press,
sparing no words voicing their indigna
tion at the situation. Two or throe
of .them talked loudly for continued
vt.nrfaie further fight on tho rules of
4 21. Inasmuch as tho speaker has 4
4 been barred from the rules com- 4"
4- mittee, it was suggestcr today in
41 informal discussion by the regu- 4"
4" lars, that the two floor leaders and 4
4 all chairmen of committees also be 4
4 declared ineligible. 4"
41 Minority Leader Giar- is a mem- 4
4" ber of the old committee. A broad
4" application of the principle might 4
4- bo construed to chairman of com- 4
4- tecs, who might be innueneed by 4"
4" their narrower interests in the 4
4 standing committees. This would 4
4 bar Payne as head of the ways 4
4 and means, Tawney as chairman 4
4 of the appropriations, and Mann, 4
4 as chairman of the interstate com- 4
4 mittccs. 4
the house, upon Cannon and on the reg
ulars' selection of the new rules com
mittee. But, notwithstanding their
loud cries of renewed rebellion, they
were met on all sides by smiles and
conciliatory words from the regulars.
Not tho least influence in producing
a general air of forgiveness was the
word which came indirectly from Can
non is to the effect that ho speaker
had moderated his attitude toward the
men he had denounced Saturday night,
and almost to a certainty that the
"Speaker had been misquoted in his
remarks," or something of the kind.
One of the strongest evidences f the
day's tendency toward peace was1 the
nomination of Majority Leader Payne
for a place on the new rules committee
by Norris, leader of the insurgents and
author of the resolution that precipi
tated tho recent war.
Norris said that as Minority Leader
Clark was to be a member of the com
mittee ho believed Payne should also
be on the committee.
Some See Humor
Half of tho house appeared to find
something humorous in the situation,
and tho bitterness and rancor of the
last few days appeared to gradually dis
sipate. Whether ,it has any greater
significance than the mere incident of
pne legislative day cannot be foretold.
The republican caucus oh the selection
of a new rules committee, it is an
nounced, will not bo held until Satur
day night.
Nearly all the insurgents, both those
who voted for and against tho speaker
Saturday, announced that they intend
to enter the caucus. Hayes and 0110
or two othc-s. early declared they would
not under any circumstances enter the
caucus unless they had assurances of
who the new members of tho committee
would bo, and that they would bo sat
isfactory to the insurgents.
Many regular republicans volun
teered the opinion that tho insurgents
would be represented on the rules com
mittee. A few, but only a few, as
serted that they should not have repre
sentation. Leaders of the insurgents said they
would hold no meeting before the cau
cus of tho democrats, though Leader
Clark, acting as caucus chairman
called the caucus for Wednesday night.
Three selections aro sure. They will
bo Clark of Missouri, Fitzgerald of
New York and Underwood of Alalia na
Nothing but unanimity of sentiment
is expected at tho democratic meeting.
Somo of tho committees began work
again today and by tomorrow iMs ex
pected the grind of legislation, includ
ing the measures of Taft, will again
bo in full swing.
Denies Fatherhood of Reso
lution to Oust Cannon
WASHINGTON, 1). C, March 21.
The published report that the resolu
tion last Saturday declaring the speak
ership of the house vacant was inspired
by a member of the republican major
ity, is positively denied by both sides
today. Uuileson was asked about it
and denied tho report. When informed
that it was said to have come from
Representative Tawney, Burleson called
to Tawney and demanded:
"Did you say that!"
"It's a lie," responded Tawnev.
"It certainly is a lie," concluded
Burleson, "anil I would like to know
the name of the man who started it."
LOS ANGELKS, Cal., March 21.
Rain fell generally over the southern
portion of California today, with pros
peets of continuing all night. Some
damage is reported from various sec
tions, but this is overbalanced by tho
great benefit to growers, ranchers and
SACRAMFNTO, Cal., March 21.
Governor Gillett has granted a requisi
tion from Arizona for the return of
Lonnio Long, alias Lonnie Lang, kant
cd in the territory on ii burglary
charge. Long is under arrest at San

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