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Vol. 19. No. 943.
Lincoln, Nebraska, July 5, 1906
Subscription $1.00
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
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.
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
After the presentations King Edward
and Queen Alexandra passed to the
supper room and immediately sent
for Mr. and Mrs. Longworth to join
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
For the first time congress adjourn
ed on the day which closed the fiscal
year. Other sessions had adjourned
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. .
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after the November election.. 25 cents
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