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UOIUtOWED AND fcTOI.KN.
Terrible Accident on the Chicago
&. Atlantic In Indiana.
A REAR END COLLISION.
A Freight Dashes at Full Speed Into
a Passenger Train-
MANY BURNED TO DEATH-
Fire Breaks Out and Adds to the
Almosta Second Chatswerth.
Chicago, 0-t. 11. A terrible accident
occurred on the Cliii iio & Atlantic rail
road last niilit ut Kout.3, a small station
about fifty-Jive miles east of Chicago.
Passenger train No. 12, which left here
at 7:43 p. in., stopped just this side of
Ivouts at D:-10 to make some repairs. Tlie
fust freight train No. 4S, which should
follow on instructions, received a clear
bill ut Boone Grove, six miles we-t of
Ivouts, and had got up a good speed
when it crashed iuto the rear of the halt
etl passenger irain. ine nigni was
dark and the scene during the next half
hour was dreadful. The rear coaches of
the passenger train were smashed and
telescoped so that the three occupied less
space than on No one in the Pulln ..
sleepers wis injured. Tli-3 conductor
tlen-i'! " 1 ' ' ' "'"vvi--- h -'C tht all
scipod bo. ..- . .. . : i ' car
ami none were injured in ihe collision.
General Manager liroughton, witli all the
clerks and others who could be of any
use at the scene, left as soon as he heard
f the accident this morning.
Upon the arrival of the wrecked train
it the water tank, the scene of the acci
dent, the engineer discovered a portion
of the engine out of gear and a stop was
made to iix it. A signal is said to have
been sent back to stop the next train
ihould it come along while the passenger
was still at the water tank, but for some
reason this signal was ignored, if sent,
ind themeat express, which ruus at a
nigh rate of speed, crashed into the train.
flie entire passenger train, consisting of
live cars, was completely wrecked. Amid
a pandemonium of crnshiug timbers and
human shrieks and toppling fragments
of the wreck the horror wus tripled when
he confused mass of splintered and
broken wood was discovered to be on
fire. Those who miraculously escaped
uninjured immediately turned their at
tention to those imprisoned in the wreck,
mil all but about twenty, it is now
thought, were rescued.
V PASSENGER'S IIAKKOIUNO N A UK ATI VK.
One gentleman, a passnger from Taun-
U.n, Mass., who was on his way home,
vas sitting in the first car asleep, with
hi hind on his satchel. "The first I
kn 'W," said lie, "I heard a frightful crash
iud the cur seemed shattered and the
piece were Hying past me. The next I
new I found myself almost buried in
the ruins and they seemed to keep piling
up. I tried to extricate myself and found
was near a window. It was very dark
ind all around me were yells and groans
ind the blackness, made it fearful. I
lidn't seem to be hurt bey ml being
Jiakpn up, so I called for help out of the
window. Some man -I dn't know who
helped me out, and I then turned in
md helped to get others out. A little
while after I got out, though, the whole
thing took fire, and we were forced to
;:ve up working on it, bit by bit, and
iet it burn with the horrible cries of those
insido in our ears. At one place there
were two or three women, apparently all
ogether, and we tried to get them out.
They vere shrieking all the time in a
manner to freeze one's blood, for the fire
was cominti nearer to them all the time.
Wo worked as long as we could, but could
not get them out, and the fire came ail
iround them and finally silenced their
-creams, lo near tneir tiesperaie cries.
is the fire came nearer and nearer, and
finally reached them, was simply ap
palhog." FIRS ADDS TO TUB HOItROn.
The wreck burned to the trucks, no
facilities being at hand to extinguish the
iire. A car load of the injured was taken
astward from the wreck Jthis forenoon.
They were maimed, bruised and burned,
some quite badly.
A PATHETIC INCIDENT
A pathetic iucident of the wreck is re
lated by the station agent. Is is of a
young lady from Ohio, wliose name
could not be .remembered. She was one i
of the passe ngers ou tha ill-fated train,
and wfcen the crash came, with presenco
of mind and energy worth a strong mind
ed masculine, she seized an axe from its
resting placo on the bide of the car aid
hewed her way through to the window.
Her own safety assured, her thoughts
turned to the liolplcs3 unfortunate ones
t - -i
whose cries for assistance eounueci ueuinu
l..-p. Thev did not call in vain, for the
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tinn of the cries ami
Tiersonally aided those poor eouls from
the wreck. To use her own language:
"I did all I could, and would have con
and moaning pileous.y that hi feet tre
burning. Then my strength aT0 way,
and I was compelled to desist and seek
BULL-IIEADED RAILWAY OFFICIALS.
11 p. m. All efforts to obain inf or mo
tion from Iluntington ne to tho nnmes of
LIIU A. 1 1 llrl l aiiu nuuiiutu - f -
hour been unavailing. The Chicago &
Atlantic railway otlicials, wh went there
with thn coroner to-dav. seem to have
complete possession of all tcources of in
formation on this point and they refuse
positively to make public the names of
tho victims of the disaster. The killed
nml -u-minilnd were, taken from the scene
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afternoon accomj)anied by tho eoroDer,
The water tank at which tha wreck
took place was tended by an employe,
for whose accomodation a small slianty
Bltnol,.,! in tliA nnmn houia. For a
long time lie lins not useu n, uuw nas
gone into Kouts every night, leaving the
tank entirely alone.
lie was asked to night wnat prec u-
tioii ; were taken in his absence to pre
vent such a crtastivphe as that which had
nrruivd. "Not a precaution", he an-
swered, "except a Bort of thing they call
a semaphore. It is an English contn-
vanca and is supposed to act as a signal,
but it don't.
Tho wrecking force at the scene of the
disaster numbers GOO men and their many
lights, stretched along the full length
of tho wreck, can be seen miles away
over the marsh. Enough of the wreck
is still left to give an idea of the mass
of ruins strewed before the tank after the
collision. The freight train in part es
caped, but thw front cars wero piled in
the most fantastic ways upon each other.
Not a vestige of any of the coaches,
woodwork was left. The telescoping of
the baggage car, smoker and day coach
had been complete and the apeedy flames
did the rest, leaving not a splinter, the
sleepi r even sharing the fate of the oth
ers. The bodies which the coroner
found were burned into cinders and
covered the ground under the trucks.
At midnight the track was still impas.
sable. The coroner telegraphs the Asso
ciate press from Huntington at mid-
night as follows: "Cannot as yet give the
names of the killed. There were eight
, , , ... -, , , j.
adults and one child dead and two
persons wounded at Kouts.
nothing of any other wounded."
Water at Falls City.
Falls Citv, Neb., Oct. 1 2 Last even
ing at a depth of nitety-four feet, in the
public test well in this citv, the workmen
after passing through nineteen feet of
blue clav entered a fine bed of coarse
gravel, that appears to be abundantly
supplied with water, and nil those inter
ested are greatly pleased.
Frost and Attachments.
O'Neill, Neb., Oct. 11. This section
received its iirst heavy frost last night.
Very little harm wa3 dene, as corn is very
"eneratly out of the way and will be a
much better crop than was anticipated
earlier in the season.
Sohn C. Hayes, general raerchandice j
and saloon, ha been closed by attach
ments. He will resist them..
AN INDIAN FEAST.
THE GREEN CORN STAMP DANCE
AT TULSA, L T.
Scenes at the Antamn Veetivltiae ( the
Creek Indians A Very Thorough Clean
ing Process A Perpetual Prleethed.
This festival la a religious rite and la far
from being what is generally supposed an
ordinary danee. It usually continues for four
days and tha ground on which it ie held la
consecrated to the service for which it Is used
by teing cleared of all obstructions and laid
off into different rings or places for the
dances. A post is planted in tha oenter of
one of there rings and a fire to kindled near
the poet, and around this post and fire the
company, composed of men. women and
children, dance to the music of a peculiar
kind of drain, which to accompanied by the
singing and shouting of the dancers.
The first day is occupied in feasting and
tho night is taken up with a dance. Tha
second day is used as a fast, In which they
take no food and the night to spent without
sleep, the dance continuing all night. On
the third day, about noon, tbey partake of
what to knowu as tha "bitter medicuM," com
posed of same wild herb known mly tp a
certain yltar "if wfe'tf Jdandf to
toe preparation Trith 'rVTlglou.i ai mts grvas
solemnity. The effect of tlii bitter morticlne
Is very powerful la th way of tirrliig op
the inward orcaulsation of the pernon
taking i, producing violent Tornitinflr,
and la intended aa a cleansing power. In
caso the medicine doe not act ufflcienM'
a long feather, ueually from the wing of an
eagle or other large bird having feathers of
proper length ie taken, and the feather edge
trimmed off, except a email bunch of the
point. Tills the person that has not been suf-
flciently cleansed inserts Into his mouth ami
0.1 7 ZZZn? r"
- tion and laying himself over a lo, face down-
I ward, be finally Is relieved of the contents of
lnter,ial,y cleansed AkWr tboroughlr
I satisfying themselves that there is nothing
j" tra, whole number of those who
-- mv .- j ip 'm ia,tp i -4n l tu inn
river, where they all stand in the water, and
at a given signal from the leader they dive
under four times, ami thus they claim the
uuteide ts cleansed also.
Then they dry themselves In the sun, and
each one eecarlng aa arm load of wood, re
turns to the dancing ground, and rebuiJdina-
the flro with the wood they have brought,
and sweeping the ground perfecUv clean
they renew the dance until the fourth day,
when ttaey break up and return to their
These grounds are selected and established
wi!h great care by the elder members of the
tribe, oue of whom is lea4er, and one who
holds his ofuoe during life, and mt ale death
the ofilce descends to some other one, also
I member of the aame family, thus Imitating
perpetual priesthood of the Jewish peoule.
The grounds of this place w ere et!ihJ
about forty years ago, and the aKks liich
j simiar danci g ground in th state of Ala-
I hsm at the time, and are buried here, where
tl0W fir buiIt Tr-T 3',r ' tlj
I carried to their homaa and kant liurnlnr all
i the antarn jear. Thus the umo gre that
j burns upon, the main altar is to be kept burn-
ing in the some of each individual, and is in
tended to remind them constantly of the
vac-red obiigatiou that they ai e under la this
During theM festivities the most perfect
order prevails iu camp, and anything of a
contrary nature is prompUy checked and tho
j offenders reminded that tho ground whereon
)Urj BbUU e MVI I VUUU,
1 he dance is very peculiar, and In roanr
respects is less objectionable in its features
than our mora modern dances. Each iudi-
vidual operates Independent of any one else.
There is no choosing partners and no flirta
tion between the sexes, and anything of that
kind would be considered a gross insult, nnd
would meet with strong resentment, if not
very prompt punishment. The coatuaios of
many, especially the women, are very gaudy.
and are com posed largely of fancy riUboiia
and fuathera. Due was very conspicuous iu
in this respect, having a beautiful bad dress
of ribbons, reachiug from bead to foot aud
representing the colors of the rainbow.
These people are not barbarian, aa xulrht
be supposMl,but tuey wear the civllu4 dr
and only add these fancy ornament as otaerti
The Creeks extend a friendly invitation to
the other tribes to join them In this futti-
many of their neighbors avail them
I 1 . l. 1 : . T I . . i or a
selves of the hospitality thus offered.
The Shawnees living within reach always
attend, aud it is thought that thoy excel in
the matter of dancing, many of the women
being peculiarly graceful in their moveojkuta.
Kansas City Time.
A Most Remarkable fossil.
Professor H. O. Seelcy exhibited the most
remarkable fossil which has ever been found
to the geologists. This fossil showed tha
j development of the young of plesiosaurus.
1 Un"1 7a .ha.d '?und nd ,or-
i waraea to mm ne naa sougnt tnrougcouD the
I collections of Eurona for avid.n n tw
i development, but without success. Ke inci
dent in Uie history of f ossilixation was mora
singular than that which this specimen dis
played. The fossil was a series of mummies
of minute plesiotaurs, lss than five inches in
length, which had the substance of their fleth
perfectly preserved aud their bones preserved
within the flesh. The remains showed differ
ent conditions of development. This was the
onlf "f that had ever occurred of the mm-
eradication of the muscular substance and the
preservation of the external form of the
animals; and so perfect was the preservation
that the circle of the eye was preserved, and
tho constituent bone Jouid be ditftinguiahed.
Fall Mall Gazett
A dispatch from the City of Mexico says
that recent serious damage done by wash
out- on the northern section of tha Mexican
Central road was due to waterspouts bursting
on the track, and that it Is a curious fact that
waterspouts seem to be attracted by the Iron
track and telegraph wires. Recently In build
ing the Guadalajara branch of the Mexican
Central railway, it has been noticed by engi
neers that as fast as the construction advances
rain follows, and they bold that this is due to
the large quantity of steel rails on flat cars,
which are carried forward as fast as the work
of construction permits. The most notiwable
fact is that the country is dry in advance of
the construction trains and also behind them
for many miles. Rams beat stewn, as de
scribed, in bucketfuls just where the steel
rails are, but only in cireles a few n-ilea in
diameter. Rochester Democrat.
In the Swlsa Hotels.
The fashionable Swiss hotels now have
American bars, presided over by handsome
Swiss girls in native dress. This to said to
account for tus withdrawal of y.ntriiuh
The Hnca Landed Seashore.
The cities of the seaboard are like heated
ovens, and no one likes to be actually cooked
alive. The seashore? Oh, that is very well
in its way; but then no one can aaeaselnata
me, and henos my courage to tell the trmth
but then, the seashore to only a Uttle better
than the oven. The dead glare of the sua on
the level and blistered eea; the rank smells of
the marsh bogs, and the ooay Cats steaming
stenchful under the hot rays warn the side to
out; the night fogs, the ehilly dank mornings;
the soppy mists which roll their wetness even
into your sleeping chamber; and then the dis
mal, rainy mornings when the grass ts aa
seaweed and all the trees drip dismally 1 Ob
yes, I know what the much lauded seashore
Is, for I was born on it W. H. H. Konrae
In New York World.
Deaths; suicide aad stuCTokea'
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