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The Btarke Cooinity FIRST OF ALL THE NEWS. VOL. II. MORGANTON, N. C. FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 1900 NO. 32. News. t I. ... . ,,,, ..,,, in,,..., i .,., .,.... .I, , run nil nn n nil UULLI6 un H A I EARFUL R. R. WRECK NEAR MORGANTON. 0:.i. Man Killed and a Number of Others Injured Eight Cars and Both L; ;:nes and Tenders Demolished. There w.'is a fearful collision v. ten the east-l)ound local : -.-ht and the first section !' the west-bound through : - iit, No. 71, two miles east : Mi rganton, at 2:05 Monday : moon. The trains came : - i her on a high embank- ;.t and at a sharp curve, ;; :--ctly opposite the home of Mr. 1 J. Hennessee. Both v-.v.vs jumped in time to save their lives. The crash when lit.- two powerful iron steeds v MUH- together was heard for - eral miles around. Both trains were making about 30 ;;,i!fs an hour and the engin- -.-rs did not see each other 1 : thoy Wer n!ll Y ? ,MM t r r)- hundred yards apart. The 'ilnwin- is a list of casualties: 1 ii r 1 Hemphill, colored, of ( M Fort, scalded by escaping am, died one hour after the evident; Engineer A. M. 1 t ibriel, of Salisbury, bruised ' v i all, not considered serious; i": reman Frank Owens, leg ' An; Fireman I. N. Chand f Salisbury, slight ' nv's; Chas Bernhardt, col- .I brakeman, badly bruised; 1 rank Madison, colored brake '!. injured on leg and hip; 's Brown, of Burke coun- iace lacerated, left arm 'Men in shoulder joint. lie other members of the and the passengers on 1 !cal i reight escaped with ;: injury. Neither engine - the track, but eight cars i'"th engines and tenders -v demolished. F,. ILMoran,the South ivadway surgeon, assisted F A. Anderson and J. L. -ton, dressed the wounds he injured, who wereafter M brought to Morganton. - -e tender of the through ''nt was thrown completelv its engine, alighting bot '.de up on the engine of cal freight. Theengines locked together and trucks, etc., warped, 1 :ted and mixed up until they were one conglomerated mass. Several cars were torn literally to pieces and their loads emptied in the hollows on either side of the road. It is reported that a car of dyna mite and a car loaded with gasoline were on the wrecked freight trains, but neither car left the track. Alex Gabriel was engineer, Frank Owens fireman and Ed Yoder conductor of the local freight, and Robert Means engineer, I. N. Chandler fire man and Ben Summer conduc tor of the through freight. The local freight had re ceived an order at Bridge wa ter to meet the first section of through freight No. 71 at Connelly Springs, but this order was subsequently an nulled and the local was ordered to wait at Morganton for 71. A misunderstanding of the second order caused GRAND FINAL CLEABIjnG sale. We must have more shelf room for our immense new stock which is arriving daily, hence this great sacrifice of t lie balance of our entire summer stock, which we otTer for less than half price. Sale will continue until every article of our summer stock isdisposed of. T T ' I A section master, who was at the home of Mr. R. J. Hen nessee at the time, heard the two trains coming and ran in the direction of the track to (lag them down but was a few seconds too late. Mrs. Berry Roper and a Miss Fincannon also heard the trains nearing each other and it is said got on the track and endeavored to flag down No. 71, but as railroad men so often see peo ple waiving at trains, no atten tion was paid to them. The negro who was killed and Haves Brown, who was injured, were beating their way on the local. To all who saw the wreck the wonder is that more people were not killed. The presence of mind dis played by the flagman on the wrecked section of No. 71 averted another catastrophe. The second section was closely trailing the first, the two trains being in sight of each other at Connelly Springs. The flagman managed toalight on his feet, and immediately ran to the rear and flagged down the oncoming train, which stopped within two hundred feet of the wreck. Wrecking crews from both Continued on Fifth Patfc. Light calico, per yard 3c 4' lawn,s " 3c Entire balanceof lawns, dim ities and organdies that sold at 10c ts., our clear ing price per yd 5c All our 122 and 15cts or gandies, lawns, dimites and percales, our clear ing price, per yd 7c Linen crash that sold at 10c, clearning price per yd 5c Summer worsted dress goods, 15cts quality, to clear up, per yd 7c Best grade of french ging hams, per yard 10c Misses' shirt waist 25c Yard wide bleached domes tic, 8c value, per yd (c Ladies' white duck skirts, to clear up, each 40c Ladies' white P Kami linen crash skirts, each 75c Men's crash and straw hats, were 2oc, 1 Men's crash and straw hat, were 50c, to clear up, -JC Men's suits, were $5.00, to clear up, $2.75 Med's suits, were $8.00, to clear up, $5.50 Men's suits, were $10, to clear up, $7.50 Boys' suits, wre $4.00, re duced to $2.25 Boys' suits, were $5.00, re duced to $3.75 Boys' suits, were $8.00, re duced to $5.5o Ladies' Oxfords that sold at $3.00 and $2.50, reduced to the one uniform price, for choice, $1.50 Ladies' Oxfords that sold at $1.75 and $1.50, reduced to the one uniform price, for choice, $1.00 Ladies, Oxfords that sold at $1.25, re duced to 75 cts. Ladies' Oxfords that sold at $1.00 and 75 cts., reduced to 50 cts.