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1 i 1 V - ffliG State Chronicle is the ; oitlv paper published in the , s;t;1te that has a Special Leased Wire. The State Chronicle bas th Largest Circulation of any Daily Paper published in North Carolina. N, ,1 .-4- Equaland Exact Justice to All Men, p! Whatever State or Persuasion, Religious or Political- - Fhos. Jefferson. Vol. IX. No. i4s. RALEIGH, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1S91. PRICE: 5 CENTS. wm 3 i v 1 1) r n i r HORRIBLE DISASTER B, II, C, D, B, Xear Statesville Early Yesterday Morning. j DISPLACED RAIL CAUSES TKUN TO GO THROUGH A VIADUCT. Orr OF FIFTY-FIVE PAS SKNGERS VERY FEW ESCAPE DEATH. THK ACCIDENT PLANNED liY THE MEN WHO MOVED THE HAILS. UI'lTOR SANDERLIN AMONG THE SAVED, HUT IIUKT. (Special to Stae Chronicle.) Statesville, N. C, Aug. 27.- The train on the Western road went into Third Creek this morning two miles from here,through a trestle sixty feet high. A misplaced rail was the cause. Nearly all were killed. Thirty-five have been taken out dead. Salisuuky, N. C, 11:45 a. m. The west-bound passenger train went off the track at Bostian's via duct, two miles beyond Statesville, Sanderlin expressed his apprehen sion that the heavy rains had injured the bridges. Mrs. Sanderlin left for Statesville yesterday afternoon. She had pre viously inquired if he could come here, and the reply was that he could not be moved in several days. There were street rumors, based on alleged telegrams, last night, that Dr. San derlin's condition was critical, but the Chronicle's last advices are that his injuries are not serious. the latest account. Statesville, N. C, Aug. 27. The most horrible accident in the history of North Carolina railroad ing occurred this morning at Bostian's Bridge, over Third creek, two miles west of Statesville, on he W. N. C. railroad. Passen ger train No. 9, which left States ville on time, jumped from the top of the bridge into the creek below a distance of seventy-five feet. The engine, tender, baggajre, second and first-class coaches, sleeper and a private car, are a huge mass of debris at the bottom of the creek. Two of the passengers who escaped came to town on foot, and aroused the citizens. In a short while a great crowd was taking out the dead and wounded and caring for them. It is impossible at this hour to give the number of deaths, but it is supposed to be near thirty. Twenty three dead bodies have been taken out ane two of the injured have died gan this morning at about 3 o'clock, gjnce with horrible results. About eighty- A LIST QF THE DEAD five passengers were on board and The dead are jniliam West, en- few have been taken out alive. The entire train went down sixtv feet. Many of the Asheville firemen, re turning from Durham, were killed. One lady, Mrs. Poole, was killed. The details are difficult to ob tain, but enough lias been learned to show that no such horrible wreck lias ever occurred in the State. -It is thought that designing parties misplaced the rails and caused the wreck. IKN'AHAN CAMERON AND AUDITOR bANPERLIN SAVED. Statesville, N.' C, 10:30 a. m. Hon. Titos. M. Iolt, Raleigh, N. C. m Thank God I am safe from the Bostian's bridge wreck and that I saved Auditor Sanderlin. Many killed. Beneiian Cameron. THE GOVERNOR'S REPLY. Raleigh, N. C, 11:30, a. m. Jioiehau Cameron, Statesville, N. C. With heart felt congratulations to you and Auditor Sanderlin, I re quest that you wire particulars, as I have none. I am deeply pained ut the disaster. Extend my sympa thies to the bereaved and injured. Tuos. M. Holt. telegrams from mr. sanderlin. Statesville, N. C, Aug. 27 Mrs. G. W. Sanderlin, 526 North l'dount street: On wreck last night but safe. Badly, but not seriously 1'Uit. Don't be alarmed. G. W. Sanderlin. Statesville, N. C, Aug. 27. Mrs. G. W. Sanderlin, 52G North Mount street: I am with friends; 111 't fatally injured. G. W. Sanderlin. was it a presentiment of danger? Before leaving home Auditor gincer, of Salisbury ; Warren Fry, fireman, of Salisbury ; H. K. Leins ter, baggage master, of Salisbury; William Houston, of Greensboro; Perry Barnett, Ashevilie ; Samuel Gorman, Asheville; Charles Ben nett, Ilendersonville; W. J. Fisher, Campobello, South Carolina; W. E. Winslow, Asheville; -Davis, Statesville; J. B. Austin, Hickory: Mrs. George McCormick, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Page, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. T. W. Poole, Williamston, N. C; an unknown old lady; an un known lady, ring on finger en graved F. H. W. to M. R. R;" an unknown ' colored man; F. Brodie, New York; Rev. J. M. Sikes, Clarksville, Tenn.; Dock Wells colored porter; Miss Ophelia Moore, Helena, Arkansas; A. L. Sink Lexington. THE INJURED. x The injured are, George Bowley slightly; Conductor Spaugh, wil recover; Conductor. H. C. Clepper will recover; Porter, will recover O. W. Lawson, of Louisville, Ky.; Miss L. Pool, Williamston, will re cover'; Mrs. R.--C. Moore, Helena, Ark.; B. M. Estes Jr., Memphis, Tenn., will recover; Flagman Shoof, of Lexington, will recover; John Gasee, of Asheville, will recover; Geo. W. Sanderlin, State Auditor, not serious; R. E. Johnson, news boy; Otto Ramsay, Norfolk, Va., scratched. WAS THIS THE CAUSE ? It is supposed that the recent rains, together with rotten ties, caused the track to spread at the approach to the bridge. To add to the horror of horrors, the hue mass in the bottom of the number were drowrned who other wise would have been saved. Salisbury, N. C, Au-ust 27 The . first train fcom the wreck arrived in Salisbury at 10 p. m. Twenty-two dead were taken from the wreck and about twenty wcunded. Three are said to be dying in Statesville. Only about fifty persons were on board ; nearly all were killed or injured. Auditor Sanderlin and Pat. Ran som (son of Senator Ransom) are only slightly injured. Col. B. Cameron is not injured. Mrs. Poole, of Williamston, was killed and her daughter seriously injured. Three other ladies wrere killed. Several persons were drowned in the creek, wedged under - the wreck. The scene was horrible beyond descrip tion. GONE TO THE SCENE. S Capt. Green, Judge Schenck and Fabius. H. Busbee have gone to the scene of the wreck, to represent the R. & D. R. R. They will do every thing possible.The Railroad Commis sioners will probably be fhere . This is the most important work yet committed to them and the public will expect them to act promptly. The train fell from the north side of the track. The engine lies part ly up the embankment on the west side. The first class coach lies on top of the second class and Super intendent Bridgers' car partly cov ers the sleeper. Itis supposed that as the engine, making 25 to 30 miles an hour on a down-grade, struck the bridge the track spread. Engineer West was found pinioned under his cab. Within arm's reach of him were the bodies of two female nassengers. now tneir uouies got rom the first class coaeh to the cn rine will never be knjwn. Miss Luella Poole held the head of her mother out of the water until her strength was exhausted, when the head dropped and the mother was drowned. Parts of the sleeper and of the first class coach are in the water. Superintendent Bridgers was not aboard. His car was be ing hauled empty to Asheville. A car load of, convicts arrived from Newton early this morning and the wreck is being cleared. The bridge is not damaged in the least and its investigations yesterday morning about 11 o'clock. P. C. Carlton, John Stephens, J. M. Lam precht, M. C. Williams, G. F. Shep pard and J. S. Ramsey compose the jury. They report to-day. THE INSURGENTS ARE ROUTED. Telegrams state that Mr. Bridgers' car was attached to the train, but no one of the four persons in it was injured. These were the only four unhurt. It wras reported that Col. Andrews was on the ill-fated train. This was an error, as the Colonel was in South Carolina. A Notorious Woman. quimbo moved down, hemmed in the insurgents and compelled the unconditional surrender of the in surgents. As Senor Lazcano in an oil-hand manner described how the war was brought to a close, he nat urally became full with joy, and as he hesitated for words to express, in broken English, his ideas, his wife, who was enraptured with his war-like description, would fill in the interslices. The minister sent a number of telegrams this morning, spreading far and wide the glad tidings of the victory of the Chilian government. A dispatch received here by the Chilian min- Tfie Terrible Chilian Wa Virtually ister, announcing the defeat of the Ended, it now Aiwears. after insurgents at Vana Del Mar, was Balmaceda and His Gov ernment TroopsCom pletely Overthrow "Them. AX UNCONDITIONAL SUR RENDER MADJL. (By United Press.) Denver, Col., Aug. 27.-Madame Astle, the chiropodist who was ar rested here yesterday charged with being an abortionist, has a remark able history. Her exploits in Lon don kept the police busy. Sir Charles Dilke was her personal friend when she was known as Geor gia Shorthouse, and it was she who invited Mrs. Crawford to her resort where Sir Charles afterward met her at frequent intervals. The dis closures in this intrigue were of a sensational character, and the scan dal provoked by the relations of the pair startled England. Madame Astle knew too much. She was spirited away and was heard from in France and in various parts of Europe. The skill of Scotland Yard, however, failed to locate her and she sailed for America, remained a short time in New York and then bobbed up in Denvor, where she his been known as Madame Astle. Six Months' Desperate Fighting. (By United Press.) snown to Mr. Foster, one of the insurgent representatives. this mornintr, and that nentleman was asked if he had heard anything from his party. He replied that he Paris, August 27. The Chilian had received the following cable- legation has a despatch from Bue- gram from their agent late last nos Ayres stating that the Balma- night: "Iquique, Aug. 26 Notices ceda troops overthrew the insur- inspired by the dictator's agents in gents near Valparaiso and cut of Lima absolutely without authoriza- their escape to the ships, making tion. (Signed) Errazuriz." Thi, their unconditional surrender neces- Mr. Foster said, probably referred sary. to the reported defeat of his party. Washington, D. C, Aug. 27 "I do not say that the dispatch The following cablegram, dated Val- received by the Chilian minister is paraiso, Chili, August 26th, was re- not correct," he continued, but I ceived bv Senor Lazcano, the Chil- think that in case the battle had ian minister at Washington, this been fought on the 25th and won morning: "On the 25th the insur- by Balmaceda he would not have gent army was completely defeated delayed so long in spreading the in Vana Del Mar. A division of news." Mr. Foster also took into the Chilian government army cut consideration that the forces of Bal- off their retreat to the ships and maceda outnmbered those of the in- obliged them to unconditionally sur- surgents, but said that in case the render. All the country applauds insurgent partv was defeated, it the valor and skill of the govern- only meant a prolongation of the Terrible tragedy. By The United Press. Georgetown, Ky., Aug. 27.--A terrible tragedy occurred in town this morning about 11 o'clock. A feud has existed for some time be tween 'Squire Kendall's boy and the Jarvis boys. The Kendall's came to town armed with guns and their father procured one after get ting here. Kendall saw John Jar vis, the only Jarvis who had a gun, and shot him. Burrell Jarvis ran in to the store room of A. J. Mont gomery and the elder Kendall fired at him, but missed him, shooting A. J . Montgomery, a prominent citi zen of this place. lie then found Jarvis and shot him in the yard back of the store. The men have all died. The Kendall's are in jail and excitement is intense. -4- Fx-Seuator Pomeroy Dead. trains will soon be running over it. THE VERY LATEST NEWS. Statesville, August 28, 12:53 a. m. At this hour the work of rescuing and moving the debris goes on. The following have since been found dead and injured : Dead : Mrs. White, of Memphis ; Charles and Perry Bouhard, of Asheville ; C. G. Webber, Pittsburgh. Injured: John Gay, William Bradford. Hurt internally : Marsh Nix. Slightly: Benjamin Smith. Seriously; Col. Deming, of Harrisburg, and C. A. Bailey, of Danville, Va. The watches of several of the dead are missing. The hotels are crowded with friends of the dead and dying. The bodies of Mrs. Moore, Mrs. White, Mrs. Poole and Rev. Sykeshave been embalmed and will go forward to friends. the work: of tramps. The railroad authorities claim that some tramps removed a rail near the bridge and that this caused By United Press.) Worcester, Mass., Aug. 27. Ex-Senator .S. C. Pomeroy, of Kan sas, died at -JFhitingsville to-day, aired 7 6. President Off to New V ork. ; ' (By United Press.) Windsor, Vt., Aug. 27. The President has changed his plans, and instead of remaining at Proctor until Saturday will leave at 11 o'clock Friday night, reaching New York at 6:45 on Saturday, and go ing at once to Cape May Point. CENSUS REPORT OF CANADA. Six INilliou People in the Dominion. (By United Press.) Montreal, Que., Aug. 27. The census returns, which will be submitted at Ottawa to-day, indicate a population of about six million for the entire Dominion. All the ment army. (Signed) M. A. Aid- undate, Minister of F or 'ign Affairs. Chili." Washington, D. C, Aug. 27 "The war is over," said Senor Lazcano, the Chilian minister, to the United Press representative, commenting on the cable dispatch received from the Chilian minister of foreign affairs. Senor Lazcano wore a contented expression upon his determined face, while his hand some wife, who acts as his interpre ter, beamed with enthusiasm, and joy over the happy result. ! The war began more than six months ago, Senor Lazcano explain ed, and the insurgents were led by Col. Canto, who hadbee '. dismissed from the Chilian army. lie had succeeded in securing the Chilian navy, and on this account Jbad been able until now to maintain his army. The Chilian government had no navy, and because of this disadvantage had been unable to hem in the insurgents.' "Had we had ships," said Senor Lazcano, tracing the positions of the govern ment and insurgent forces on a rough map he had drawn so as to more, explicitly explain himself, "we would have succeeded long ago." He then traced the positions of the army of the Chilian government un der command of General Velasquez, the present minister of war, and who distinguished himself in the war between Chili and Peru ten years ago. At Coquimbo, on the northern coast of Chili, 10,000 government troops were sta tioned. At Santiago 12,000 troops were in garrison, while below, at Conception, 10,000 men were un der arms. To the left of Concep tion an army of 9,000 men were rendezvoused. B tween Santiago and Quintocos, just above the Acon cagua river, the. insurgents, under insurgent force war, and that the would b. way end. pects additional advices from his party. increased every possible mJ the dictator fought to the Mr. Foster momentarily ex- The .Maryland Republican Conven tion. (By United Press.) Ocean City, Md., August 27 The Republican State Convention assembled here at noon; Ex-Congressman Lee McComas was made temporary chairman, and after the appointment of committees the con vention took a recess. A careful canvass of the situation immediate ly after recess indicates that Col. Van Nort, of Kent county, would certainly receive the gubernatorial nomination. The platform adopted by the convention re-aifirms adhe sion to the Republican platform of 1888; endorses the fifty-first' Con gress ; commends the adminis tration of President Harrison ; denounces the Democracy of Maryland for its meaningless silver platform; arraigns the Democratic party of the State for its wilful and persistent violation of its most solemn pledges; condemns the meth ods by which the Democratic ma jority of the last legislature disre garded its pledges; demands the re peal of portions of the registration laws; recommends a law providing for taxation of mortgages whereever the property mo-t gaged may bdind charges the deplorable condition of the oyster industry to the neglect of duty and opportunities by the Dem ocratic party. After nominating the following ticket the convention adjourned : For Governor, William J. Van Nort, of Kent county ; For Attor- Col. Canto, landed 10,000 men. ney General, George M. Sharp, of Under protection from their ships the insurgents , moved dowrn the coast toward Valparaiso. At the Baltimore city ; for Clerk of Court of Appeals, Enoch . F. A bell, of Leonardtown ; for Comptroller, Jno. Aconcagua river the insurgents j McDonald, of Montgomery county. provinces show gains except Prince j were met by a force of 5,000 men ; Edward Island, Quebec and New j from the government army which Brunswick, which show a decrease. creek dammed up "the water; and ajthe accident. The coroner's jury be A office. Wanted. Lady cashier. Apply at this Winston 15eaSs Richmond had moved up from the left of Con cepcion. This force held the insur gents at bay for 30 hours. In the meantime the government force at Santiago, Conception and Co- Special to State Chronicle. Winston, Aug. 27 Winston won the ball game in Richmond to- iday, by a score of nine to seven. !; I f M i f i i ' r ' 'I '