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VOL. 1. No. 4 WRECK Passenger Train on B. & 0. Crashes Into Timber Pile-Sixty-Eight People Killed and Thirty Injured. CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., Dec. 24.-The Duquesne limited, the fast B. & O. train from Pittsburg to New York, crabbed into a pile of railroad timber at Laurel Run, near Dawson, at 7:45 o'clock last night. -tight of the passengers and crew were killed and thirty injured. hen the train struck it was running at a high rate of speed. The train had left Pittuburg a few minutes late and the time had to Lie made up. The place where the accident occurred is an exceptionally tine stretch of track. The tram was run ning smoothly when the passengers were suddenly thrown from their seats by the Application of the air brakes. This shock Was followed a few seconds later by the htavier crash. The train, which was com posed of the engine, two day coaches, one sleeping car and two baggage cars, was torn to pieces. The engine toppled over and rolled down the bank, followed by. the rest of the train. . When the cars stopped rolling the wild est scene imaginable resulted. Some of the injured were pinned down under the wreckage and the dead. were everywhere, 'lie scene was sickening. The awful char acter of the Occident, did not impress . itself on all at once.' They couldn't rea lize the extent of the loss for neatly half an hour. . ■ Had it not been for an act of bravery on the part of Thomas J. Baum, the baggagemaster, another - horror would have been added. Another fast passenger tram was approaching the one that was wrecked, on the opposite track, over At Inch debric was strewed. Baum, bruised and bleeding from a dozen ruts, crawled forth to stop the second train that he knew was coming. He had nothing with which to flag the train ex cept matches. - > He set fire to his , coat with them and then with the burning coat stopped the oncoming train. .When he saw that heJ»»d-Bii.V*ea-^ne-« IW9i»^fthose m ■ th<- train, Baum collapsed. ■•■ ■:'->*■ '■ ' ■ •""" Every man in the smoking car of the wrecked train was killed. Those to whom mercy showed itself were killed instantly. The others were cooked with the hot steam from the boiler of the engine. Not a man who was in the car escaped. They were partly foreigners and negroes. A train, load of physicians left this place for the scene "of the accident last night. DISASTER NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 24. — The steamer. Erastus Corning, plying between New Haven and New York, ran on Copp'i rock early this morning. Thirty passen gers took to the boats, mostly, clad in their night garments. The steamer sank. One boat containing four wome nand two men. is missing. A report has reached here that the six persons missing from the steamer Corning wreck were picked up this afternoon, all alive but suffering from exposure . RDYALVISIT 10 IRELAND DUBLIN, Dec. 24.—The Daily Express today has a letter from King Edward's secretary announcing that the king and queen expect to pay another visit to Ire land next summer. MELLIONS HANG ON THE FACTS PARIS, Dee. 24.—At a special sitting in the Fair will case today Dr. Peiriqua, who testified at Paris that Mrs. Fair survived her husband in the automobile accident, was severely cross-examined. The witness hesitated and finally contradicted himself, thus seriously damaging his pre vious evidence. U. P. RAILWAY IS EXPECTED Mayor Campbell, when asked today if he thought the Union Pacific intended coming in here, said, "There is no doubt that the company has such intentions and that negotiations are now under way. A I few days ago, when Mr. Harriman was ! The Tacoma Times. The injured were taken to hospitals and the dead laid out on the frozen ground where they met their fate. In one line of bodies laid out by the side of the track were 38 forms of vic tims. Opposite on another bank there were half as many more. Many bodies were scattered about through the bushes and underbrush, where the victims had crawled after the accident, but had died before any help could reach them. As noon as the bodies were removed irliuuls began robbing the bodies of money and valuables. There were instances where victims not yet dead were robbed. Special police have been sworn in and the thieving will be stopped. The dead whose bodies have been taken out are: ENGINEER WILLIAM THORNLY. DIVISION ENGINEER S. G. HEALY. FIREMAN THOMAS COOK; all of Ha zel wood. HERBERT HOLMES, of Emmelon, Pa. JESSE HINES, of Tarber, Pa., the Union News company agent on the train. CHARLES LINDFORD, of Tarber. Pa. CHARLES LINDFORD, of Confluence, Pa. EDWARDS, of Pittsburg. J. W. MARTIN, of Hancock, Md. RICHARD DUCKETT. of Baltimore. EDISON GOLDSMITH, of Conn^lls ville, Pa. REV. FATHER FIENELLE, pastor of Italian Catholic church at Connellsville. CHARLES E. SANGFORD, Wilmerd ing. J. I. GIRLY, Butler, Pa. Some other bodies are those of negroes and foreigners and are unidentified. ■Mi w. .- At noon it was ascertained that there veie 68 deaths, with three dying in hos- I Hals. |Of these 53 are identified. There vcie fewer foreigners in the wreck than at lust supposed. Four arrests were made at Dawson this y-^TTTTrr. the, Drisxmejjs..l»in«.jJiar«eil "t!th robbing the dead. 'iwo of. the..men.*>■%' white and two colored. '.'■'■■ The foreigners who were killed were bound for Europe. Numbers of the victims can never be identified, as they were burned beyond recognition. The injured are being at tended to by a score of doctors from nearby points. Business in Connellsville is entirely suspended. here, propositions were made to liim re garding certain pieces of property. He would not enter into any agreement in regard to them just then, but gave out the intimation that later on the propositions would be considered. No, there is no doubt about the Union Pacific coming in over some other tracks temporarily, per haps, but ultimately over their own. They have their right of way from the Colum bia nearly all the way now, if not all the way, and in 1893 spent about four and one-half millions of dollars on it, but were prevented from completing the work at that time by the financial panic which spread throughout the country." It is believed that negotiations are now going on in regard to certain properties here which are known only to railroad of ficials. According to the old survey the Southern Pacific would come in along the edge of the Indian addition to Tacoma. It is said that parties living out in that vicinity have been approached for a 70 --foot right of way through their acreage tracts. CUBA RECOGNIZES PANAMA REPUBLIC WASHINGTON, D. 0., Dec. 24.—State advices received today state that Cuba to 'i.iy formally recognized the republic of 1 .mania. A BAD LOT BERLIN, Dee. 24.—1t mi learned to day that a divorce wan granted yesterday at Dresden in the cage of Prince and Piincesa Sohoenburg. The decree wua bi.«ed on guilt on botli sides. The prin cttth was found guilty of adultery and tht prince of cruelty. COLLISION MEXICO, Mo., Dec. 24.—An eastbound Wabash train collided with a freight near here today. Engineer Whitten was killed, G. Blodgett of Busßy, la., and C. A. La mont of Vandusky, Mont., fatally in jured. TACOMA, WASH., THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, 1903 THREE DEAD CUMBERLAND, Md., Doc. 24.—Three Itulians were burned to death last night in a lire which destroyed a section oar on the siding of the Baltimore ft Ohio near Mountain Lake. BATTLE REPORTED IA)NDON, Dec. 24.—Dispatches received today report a battle between '-\OOO Der- TACOMA CHURCHES OBSERVE CHRISTMAS IN MANY WAYS Services celebrating the birth of the Christ will be held at nearly all Chris tian churches, either this evening or to morrow. ( j The lmmanuel Presbyterian church held its Christmas celebration last eve ning, it consisted of an enjoyable pro gram rendered by children. It was this lact, perhaps, which attracted Santa Claus, for the lovable old. man suddeuly appeared in the midst of the children and proceeded to entertain the juveniles by recounting experiences in his travels. Overcome by his long journey, Santa fell asleep. A chorus ol little girls soothed his slumbers with "Please Go 'Way and Let Ale Sleep." At the close of the song the children heaped about Santa great piles of gifts for him to give to other children whom he should visit. The Christmas service* of the Central Christian church will be held Tuesday evening. An entertaining program of ap propriate songs and recitations has been prepared for the evening. The services at St. Luke's Episcopal church will be opened by holyr communion and the singing of Christmas carols at 7:30 a. m. At 10:30 v. m. holy communion will be held and a sermon preached by Jiixhop F. VV. Keator. A celebration of the holy communion will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal church at 9:15 Christmas morning. A musical program of Christmas selections will be given in the evening in charge of Mrs. T. C. Thompson. The Holy Kosary Catholic church will open its Christmas services with solemn high mass at 5 a. m. Christmas morning. At the second mass at 8 a. m. anthems will be sung by a choir of children. At 10:30 a. m. the last high mass will be held, at which a male choir will render a mass appropriate to the occasion. Holy euchariat at 8 a. in., matins, holy eucharist and sermon at 11 a. m., accom panied by an elaborate musical program, will comprise the Christmas day services of the Church of the Holy Communion, Rev. Harry Hudson, rector. The Sunday school Christmas services for both the Mason Methodist and the Parkland Methodist churches will be held this evening. An extensive and most en tertaining program has been arranged by both the Mason and Parkland Metho dists. Not only in the churches have steps been taken to celebrate Christina*. The Salvation Army, working hand in hand with the Associated Charities, lias gone into the out of the way places and found those to who ma small gift of life's ne cessities would be thankfully received. Then these workers for the poor set themselves to the far greater tank of se curing the gifts for the unfortunate ones. The success with which they have worked vishes and a British force near Bodwin, Somnliland, December 18. The enemy vrn» completely routed, losing 80 killed and IOC wounded.' The British loss was three killed and four wounded. SEATTLE SUICIDE SEATTLE, Dec. 24.—George R. Grace, n prominent Shriner, and a member of the (Ji nee-Welsh Commission . company,, com mitted suicide this morning. He used a revolver, shooting himself through tlm 1 tad. J Cause, despondency and drink. ■ MR. BRYAN IS STUDYING FINANCE IN EUKOPK may be judged by the fact that today one hundred large boxes of provisions of all kinds, and also many gifts for scores of children, are being sent out upon their mission. Those in charge of the asylum at Steila coom have not forgotten to provide a Christmas for the patients placed in their care. This evening an enjoyable coriiedy is to be staged for the entertainment of the inmates of the asylum. Also many other preparations have been made to pro duce a merry Christina*. CHRISTMAS DAY FOR IRE SAILOR Along the waterfront tomorrow Christ inas will be celebrated in true fashion by the men who go down to the Sea in ships. Christmas trees will be decorated in many of the ships and all will bear some evi dence of the season of good wi11., . The crew of the British ship Nile will spend their Christ ashore. At the Sailors' home Chaplain Stubba will be assisted by the ladies of the Cen tral M. E. church and the young ladies of the Willard "Y's." The big service will be held Saturday evening. A Christ mas tree has been provided and the gen eral public is invited to meet the sailor men. - j ■> v The Tacoma Tug & Barge oompany will give the i Tews ol their tugs a Christmas dinner and an extra check for spending money, as has always been their custom. The Commercial dock will be closed for business, a* will the Government dock. The steamer Flyer will make four tripg to Seattle instead of three. CHRISTMAS SALES BREAK THE RECORD Christmas shoppers are crowding the stores today making their last purchases. Clerks are tired, but the energy of the shopped is not abated. Prom store to store men, women and children are flock ing today, The season is about over. To night it in expected the sales in the stores will be largest. The heads of firms say that the people this year are buying more than list year. In the line of men's clothing the demand is for a much higher-priced article than ever before at this season. SENATOR WARREN UNDER SUSPICION ' WASHINGTON, 1). C, Dee. 24.-Post office inspectors are today investigating a charge ' that Senator,-. Warm* of - Wyo flung is the lessee of the poatoffioe quar ters at Oieyenne,'! i.is homo" town. The btatuteg prohibit any member of. con prest from directly or indirectly enjoying any contract entered into in behalf of the United States, .r.nl provide that aut-h con tracts shall; become >oid. : People from outlying towns are buying more this winter than they usually do. Several stores have been compelled to put extra delivery wagons on. The increased, business this year is at tributed to general prosperity in all lines. BEAUPRE LEFT WASHINGTON, 1). C, Dm. 24.- A tel egram to the state departmmt, dated Bo or t.-i Daoember 19, Banounca* Minister beaupre's departure and that the affairs of the legation ure now in charge of See i alary Nnyder. MARINE GLIMPSES The Canadian steamer Cascade cleared yesterday afternoon with 5,385 sacks of tiour, valued at $4,580. The ilour goes to Vancouver to be resbipped by the Em press of India for the Orient. The Northern Pacific steamship Olym- I>ia is! reported in at .Victoria and will arrive here this evening. Her silk will be unloaded tonight, • Tlie Dollar stsnmship Missouri will get to sea today. The. T. C. Reed brought, in. 800 boxes of oranges yesterday for a local commis sion house. r.r:.*«t4 The French bark Colonel de V. Miiieui] will haul in to KU-vator it today. Tin' steamship Pleiades in loading at the Electric bunkers. The British ship Klein- de Lis wil take Me SchooilS! Billings' berth at the St. Paul mill today. STRIKERS BAFFLED CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—The first hearse i/S(ii at a funeral since the strike of the livery drivers began was sent out this liiorniriK. Behind the hearse rode a carry ail filled with | policemen, who had I in niuctione not parley with anyone inter- Ctimg; but to use. extreme) measures im mediately. The strikers were warned in IffVETE/iVE/fTW yiLL THINGS ONE CENT advance .that it. would be ■ dangerous to ' stop < the. funeral, «> no trouble warn - ex puienced.;, The church was also under » heavy police guard.,;' APPEALS TO U. 5. WASHINGTON, ,D. C, Dec. 24.-A brief setting forth Colombia* position: in reference to the recognition of the repub lic '. of. Panama ■by the United! State* ' is now in ; the hands 'of ; Secretary. Hay. It was presented to him personally last night 1 by General Reyes.* It is an elaborate docu ment, : which ' Reyes '. and '3 Herran spent three week« *in preparing, * tuwigted .by Wayne MacVeagh.;; It in a i dignified pro tect and nppeala for reconsideration of the i(cognition * extended t to I the ; new • repub lic. FORMER CONSUL IS FOUND DEAD KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 24.-PWllip Burrough, former HiitißJi consul, *v found dead in hia In-d thin morning. SPECIAL TRAIN The Interurban ; train leaving ■ Seattle at 7:30 p. m,. ami stopping at i Kent will this ' evening \* conw,: through -, to % Tacomß in i order to accommodate Bremerton men who i live in Taeoinn. WIRETAPS WASHINGTON,.' 1). ;« C.; Doc. .' MAIL Thorp,' postoffice inspector, lias been' ap pointed superintendent jof "i the i city j deliv ery^ division;;; the i place held by 'Hedges,'; who I was ■ removed.,. W. R. Shillinan \ Una been appointed superintendent of the rural' lree .delivery^ division," in place of 11. Con quest Clark,"! who ha» been mad.' ' •npariti .''■'"*' of the" Atlantic I division f free; de-, yy*? Wi'*T'''*^-* 11'" -.y ''.'..■ ■■' vt^-~ ; PORT WORTH, Dec. 24,~Au«ul*- .... and Bell t Martin,'lndian ■ Territory . out law -A,* were ] killed by ' United! States j Mar- * shals ? Bennett t and" Haines }: today.,' The governor iminednitely " paid' the »marshala the reward of $o,ooowhich wag offered for the outlaws dead or alive.' BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 24.-Con ductor Carr, of the Southern railway train which reached here today, shot and killed two! negro * desperadoes near Heatham, *' Miss., when. the; latter . attempted. to ter- * rtirize passengei'S. "■ The ; desperadoes; shot : en innocent negro bystander. The conduo* tor attempted to * quiet 5 the negroes, t who fought. '-;■ The bodies fell j from the | moving train.' -The sheriq,:who was on the train, witness the shooting. Me released the con ductor; on: hi» own recognizance. EXPRESS OFFICES ARE CROWDED On account of the heavy Christina* trade the agenta, drivers and clerks of-the vari • him i express i companies:, about, town are compelled to work overtime. • John L. Hopkins, agent I for j tie Northern < Pacific ami VVells-Fargo express \ companies, nays this in the best f ( 'hristinas, go I far an ex press business is; concerned,? that |he I has wen si nee coming hero; M'■ years ago. 1 For more than a. week the express office force has been compelled to work day and night to keep : up; with ~ their;, work, ft Formerly, people have \ put j off j sending;, their: pack-' ages!: to;, the •xpreat i!- f offices, *>bbu s have learned that > delays :t are " dangerous aan I are; trying to avoid ; the rush; v It' in hard to realize what the exprcue receipts would amount: to. No ; package.[ is sent ' for lean . than ;• 28 cents, i and thin :It only part ;of • the busi-' ness done by the express companies. The distribution : and . collection fof package* done by these; companies' throughout | tne world is enormous during the holiday »ea son. ''■■'■''\*&fao*off&StSmUm In Tacoma alone it will take ten wag ons . to do i the delivering.. People" are sending * more packages •by express because » the ■ delivery :is more prompt and the risk from damage in tran sit in reduced; to the: minimum. ; .; ■<•■;•■ GOOD BONDS TO POSSESS WASHINGTON,". D. C, Dec.^^-Secre tary Shaw authorizes' the statement that 1 Philippine ' land ; purchase bond* wi11... be accepted at par as security for deposit* of public money, should further deposit* be made, and they may; be ; substituted* for government: bond* now held as j security, on condition that the bond* thus released bo need as security for additional eircula-" tion whenever, ■« in ■-' the ; secretary's judg meat, it is desirable to ';stimulate, an . in crease in the national bank circulation. MORTALITY RECORD Dudley Blanchard, aged 82 year*, died ut St. Joseph'» hospital yesterday. He '.at, born in Cumberland, Me., but had rtfcided at I'uyallup for the la»t »ix year*. He wa» a lutnlnTinan by occupation. A widow and family of five children survive him.