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ft (TTSMWyTI r I.1; ii i ii i ii ii li ii i 411 if i i A WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO POLITICS, AGRICULTURE AND HOME LIFE Vol. 19. No. 943. Lincoln, Nebraska, July 5, 1906 Subscription $1.00 TOURISTS MEET DEATH Twenty-Eight Americans Killed in a Wreck on English Railway at Salisbury, Near London London The American Line ex press, heavily laden with passengers, mostly well-to-do Americans, was wrecked near Salisbury. . The known dead number twenty-eight, more than a dozen persons are seriously injured and a score narrowly escaped. Two Chicogans are among jthe victims one dead, the other perhaps mortally hurt. With the compartments of the coaches filled with tourists from the eteamship New York, the train, was proceeding at a speed of a mile a minute- from Plymouth to London. The train passed, the Salisbury station platform at 1:57 o'clock, drawn by a heavy express engine in charge of Engine Driver Robins, who had been given a cleark track. The express consisted of three first class c orridor coaches and one combination guard's van and buffet. Engine Leaves the Track ' At the end of the long platform of Salisbury station, where the track be gins to curve toward the Fisherton street bridge, the principal thorough fare of the city, the engine leaped from the track with terrific force and destroyed the guard's van of a milk train which was slowly steaming in the opposite direction. The guard in the van was instantly killed. Lurching forward the locomotive plunged against the girders and stand ards of the bridge, but the bridge withstood the impact and the rebound ing engine crashed into another en gine, which was standing on a siding, and was overturned. Throughout the plunging Driver Robins remained in his cab and hours later his charred body was discovered grilled on his fire box. V Slain in Shattered Car The first coach shot over the en gine and careened onward until it was hurled against the parapet of the bridge and smashed into fragments, killing or maiming almost every occu pant. One man was hurled through a window high above the parapet and fell to his death in the street below. Lurching forward and rolling toward a stationary train, the second coach practically destroyed itself. The third coach went forward with the others, left the rails, overturned and col lapsed. . In the rear of the train was . the guard's van and buffet. This was Baved from destruction owing to the courageous action and quick work of Guard Richardson. When the first shock came Richardson sprang for ward, set the brake and - saved the lives of himself and comrades. 'Al though the van was forced forward and some of the occupants were in jured, it did not upset and no person was killed therein. HONORED BY KING EDWARD The Longworth's Are Formally Pre sented at Court. , London To-day's court was made notable by the presentation of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth. The royal circle was numerous and the procession of the king and queen and officers of state was exceptionally brilliant. The king's breast glittered with orders and the queen wore beau tiful jewels. The American presentations in the diplomatic circle, in addition to Mr. and Mrs. Longworth, were Mr. and Mrs. Fredehick W. Wrhitridge and Miss Whitridge of New York, John G. A. Leischman, American ambassador to Turkey, and Mrs. Leischman. The presentations in the general circle were Mrs. Frederick Benedict ttt Washington, D. C; Mrs. John Drexel of Philadelphia, Miss Mathilde Town send of Washington, D. C, and Mrs. Hallie Bremond of Texas. President Roosevelt's daughter ex cited general attention. She wore her wedding gown, with a diamond ribbon at her throat and her hair was simply dressed. She was especially honored by King Edward and Queen Alexandra and the royal circle. Mrs. Drexel and Mrs. Benedict also were much observed. The former was gowned in white, with blue silver train. Mrs. Benedict was attired in a white and green empire gown.. A larsre number of Jewish people avail ed themselves of King Edward's con cession in holding the court to-nignt instead of Friday, and attended the function. After the presentations King Edward and Queen Alexandra passed to the supper room and immediately sent for Mr. and Mrs. Longworth to join them. FINISH CANAL IN EIGHT YEARS Chairman Shonts Makes Prediction at New York New York That the Panama canal will be completed in eight years from the present time is the belief of Chairman Shonts of the canal com mission, as expressed to-day. Mr. Shonts made this prophecy just before sailing for the isthmus on the steamer Panama in company with Chief En gineer Stevens of the canal board. FLOODS .ON .THE .COLORADO Conditions Are the Worst So Far This Season Los Angeles Flood conditions in the lower Colorado river are worse now than at any other time this season. The flood is caused by melt ing snows in the upper watershed. Persons returning from Pala Verde passed by Salton sea, and they say the water in the basin is rising . at the rate of two and one-half Inches a day. WISCONSIN FOR BRYAN Democratic State Convention Endorses Bryan for President in 1908 Milwaukee, Wis. The democratic state convention today received the report prepared by the committee on resolutions. The platform was drawn up after an all night session and was presented to the convention as a whole today for the ratification. It strongly endorsed William Jen nings Bryan as the democratic candi- late for president in 1908. Among other things the platform demands enforcement of the statutes against all trusts, combinations and monop olies, favors revision of the present tariff; favors election of the United States senators by direct vote and declares for government control and regulation of all public service corporations. IN HARNESS FORTY-ONE YEARS Wendell Phillips Garrison Retires From Editorship of Nation, ; New York. Wendell PhillipsGar rison retired from the editorship of the Nation today after forty-one years of service. Hammond Lamont, for six years managing editor of the Ev ening Post, succeeds him. With Mr. Lamont will be associated Paul Elmer Moran, now literary editor of the Ev ening Post. Harold J. Learoyd, the present city editor, succeeds Mr. La mont as managing editor of the Even ing Post. HAS LITTLE THAT IS NEW New York The sixth and final re port of the committee appointed by the Mutual Life trustees last October to examine into the organization and management of the company was made public today. Practically every department of the company was ex amined by expert accountants and while charges of mismanagement and wrong-doing are made, the report as a whole, contains little that has not already been risclosed. ELLINGTON THE CHAMPION Boston David B. Ellington of New York won the title of world's cham pion telegraph operator and the silver trophy offered by Andrew Carnegie at the international tournament of telegraph operators held at Tremont Temple yesterday and last night in this city. Ellington won first place in four of the classes. PRINCE YOTO LEAVES OMAHA Omaha Prince Yoto, of the Japa nese royal family, who, with his suite, came here from Chicago three days ago, left for Minneapolis and St. Paul tonight. They sail from Seattle for home July 8. Prince Yoto is connected with the railway department of Japan, and is studying American railway methods. His presence here was kept a secret until tonight CONGRESS ADJOURNED The First Session of the Fifty-ninth Congress Ends on Saturday Night, June 30 Washington Promptly at 10 o'clock June 30 Vice President Fairbanks in the senate and Speaker Cannon in tha house declared the final adjournment of the first session of the fifty-ninth congress. For the first time congress adjourn ed on the day which closed the fiscal year. Other sessions had adjourned 'V, before and some after June 30, but the fifty-ninth congress ended its first session on the day when the govern ment strikes its balances and closeB Its books. There were some Inter esting features to mark the end which came when there was les3 than a quorum in either house. Many sen ators and representatives, believing that the adjournment would come early in the day, made arrangemejnts to leave in the afternoon and did not remain for the closing scenes. An error in the enrollment of the sundry civil appropriation bill caused quite a flurry about the capitol. It waf found by Secretary Root after it had been signed by the president, an ap propriation of $3,000,000 for a site for a building in Washington, a provision which had been eliminated by con gress, appearing in the copy. After some perplexity the error was cor rected by a joint resolution. President Roosevelt came to the capitol about 10 in anticipation of an early adjournment, and when he found that there would be a delay to secure the enrollment of the bills which had to be passed, he took luncheon in the capitol and in the afternoon visited the congressional library. Speaker Cannon rigidly carried out h's intention of keeping back the adjournment resolution until the bills were all passed and signed and the hour for the end was not known until a short time before the gavels fell with the announcement by Vice Presi dent Fairbanks in the senate and the speaker in the house that the first session of the fifty-ninth congress stood adjourned without day. Both senate and house met early, but a long recess was necessary in the afternoon to enable the enrolling clerks to catch up to the bills that had been passed. ' The closing in the senate was formal and without interest. . NOTICE $1.00 pays for seven sub scriptions to the Independent until after the November election.. 25 cents pays for a single subscription until after election. Send in your subscrip tion. Address The Independent, Lin coin, Neb.