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FIVE MEN KILLED.
A Bad Wreck Just East of the
B. & M. Bridge.
CAKS PILED Ul IfKOXlSlTOL'SLY
Ftva Tramps Killed and Several
More Supposed to be Under
the Cars One Man Lives
an Hour and a Half
With a Car on
This morning at about 4 o'clock
an east-bound freight train broke
in two just a9 it left the bridge and
the retuilt was a terrible wreck that
Bent all trains around by the wayof
The train was in charge of Con
ductor Noolan. - Ah hooii as the en
gineer found out that the train was
broken in two, instead of pulling
ahead until the latter part
stopped, he put on the air and
stopped the first section, and before
he could start again the tail end of
the train crashed into the head end.
After the train leaves the bridge
there is a steep grade, and the ef
forts of the conductor and his
brakemen to check the sixteen box
cars loaded with corn and wheat,
which were madly rushing down
the grade, were fruitless.
The collision occurred about a
mile and a half east of the bridge,
and sixteen cars were piled up in
a heap and shelled corn and wheat
were scattered along the track for
half a mile. The engineer says
that when he put on air to stop, and
after the train had come to a stand
still, he attempted to start and get
out of the way of the cars that were
coining down the grade at a terrific
speed, but the air refused o work
and the brakes were set so tight he
could not get out of the way.
A representative of The IIekalo
visited the scene before it had been
cleared up and saw a scene that
beggars description. About six
teen box cars were wrecked. Some
were mashed into splinters, while
others were lying on their sides
along the track, and still others
were standing upon ends, while the
trucks were twisted into all man
ner of shapes.
In the train were a few empty
box cars, and in one of these four
unknown men were stealing a ride.
From appearances they must have
been in about the middle of the
train. Two of them were kiled in
stantly, while one was taken from
the wreck, with both legs cut off.
lie was taken to Pacific Junction
and died in about half an honr, but
never regained consciousness long
enough to give his name. ,
Another was pinioned under the
cars and lived about two hours,
but died before he could be ex
tracted from his terrible position,
begging and crying piteously to be
taken from under the cars. lie was
in such a position that those pres
ent were unable to assist him and
he died before he could be ex
tracted, suffering untold agony,
lie said his name was William
Ryan, and that he lived in New
York City, and he also gave the
address of his brother, who lives
there, and it telegram was at once
sent to him notifying him of the
Another man was crushed be
yond recognition. The trucks of a
box car struck him on the head
and breast and pinioned him to the
ground, mashing his head and
breast flat. After the car had been
raised so he could be taken out he
was a ghastly sight to behold.
It is believed that there are more
bodies under the wreck. Another
car was thrown into the water by
the side of the track. A young
colored lad escaped from the car
with only few scratches and he said
that his partner was under the car.
The brakeman on the front end of
the train was thrown from
the top of a box car into a
ditch and two box cars were thrown
completely over him. He escaped
with only a few bruises.
Mashed box cars, pieces of human
flesh, shelled corn and wheat are
scattered all along the track,
while pools of blood, where the
lives of the unfortunate victims
slowly ebbed awa-, were frequent
The rails were torn from the track
and twisted as if they had been
wire. The telegraph poles and
wires were torn down. All that is
in a good condition io the road bed
that wasn't torn up to amount to
The bodies of the dead men were
taken to Pacific Junction where an
inquest will be held and the bodies
will probably be buried there if
their relatives do not claim them.
This afternoon the wrecking crew
found the body of another man un
der the debris, making five in all,
and if reports are true there are one
or two more still to be accounted
Superintendent liiirnell and n
wrecking crew came down from Lin
coin this morning and are busy
clearing the track. Thev citiect to
have the track fixed so trains will
be able to pass over this "evening.
The Weather of the Past Week. Has
Been Favorable to Crops.
ItosWELL OU9BRVATOKV, DOAXE
College, Cketk, Neb. Tire past
week, ending July 19, has been one
of good growing " weather and all
crops have made good progress ex
cept in some localities, especially
in the northern sections, where the
crops are suffering from drouth.
- The temperature has averaged
about the normal for the state, be
ing nearly two degrees below the
average in the western part of the
state and the same above in the
The rainfall the past week has
been light in the northern part of
the state, but heavy showers have
been general in the southern part
of the state.
Winter wheat and rye harvest is
nearly completed in the southern
part of the state.
Corn has grown well and is, in a
very few instances in the southern
counties, reported as tasseling.
The corn is more backward than
last year even and is now more
two weeks behind an average sea
Nebraska Columbian Commission.
George F. Collins, superintendent
of the agriculture department of
the Nebraska Columbian com mis
sion, who was in the city the other
day conferring with the officials of
the Cass County Agricultural soci
ety in reference to an exhibit for
the world's fair, left the following:
KULES GOVERNING EXHIBITS.
First Nothing will be received
except it be of superior quality.
Second All grains and grasses
to be exhibited in the stalk must
be harvested before they are en
tirely ripe. Grains should be
stripped of blades. The same may
be cut even with the ground, and
part of it may be pulled up by the
roots. The grain must be hung up
heads downward, and carefully
cured in the shade, where insects
will not molest, and kept secure
from dampness. Heads must be
carefully wrapped in paper.
Third Shelled grain must be
perfect in grain and entirely free
from foul seeds, chaff or shrunken
grain. It must be in half bushel
lots and put in good drill sacks. dD
Fourth Corn in ears must be
perfectly dry and well wrapped in
brown paper, each lot to contain
fifty ears and be packed closely in
boxes or barrels.
Fifth Corn stalks and sugar
cane in lots of five must be taken
up by the roots, properly cured in
the shade, including blades, and
then carefully wrapped.
Sixth Varieties ot all grains,
grasses or other products must be
carefully noted, together with date
of planting or sowing, and date of
harvesting; also state briefly man
ner of cultivation, yield per acre,
average price per bushel at nearest
station for the year ending October
Seventh Name place where
grown, giving county and precinct.
Give briefly character of soil, whe
ther irrigated or not, upland prairie
or bottom land.
Eighth Exhibitor's name and
postoflice address must be plainly
Ninth Instructions in regard to
all perishable products will be is
sued in proper time.
Shipments may be made "be
tween September 1 and Novem
ber 1, 1892, and billed to State Fair
Grounds, Lincoln, care of the com
mission, which will pay all freight
and other expenses from Lincoln to
List of Letters
Remaining unclaimed in the post
oflice at Plattsraouth:
Alden, Lottu Augustine, Xewton
Aatons, Brown, F B
Clark, Georre Collins, Henry
Dickey. S . Edit Church Record
Koruoff, Adaiti Fa veil, John
Gobin, J S Graves, H A
Graves, Harry Haskin, KG
HuKnet, P Lee Johnson, C (barber)
Johnson. Frank II Kilpatrick, J F
Kaiser Sc Davidson Lotiga, Frank
Loss, Merry Mason, Abner
Mellsr, A T Pickering, Clem
Khodet.TJ Smith, Morris
Snyder, Andrew Stewart, Arthur
Williams, John Wilde, Laura
Persons calling for any of the
above will please ask for "adver
tised" mail. H. J. STREIGHT,
Judge Archers Court.
Joe Klien vs R. Mullica settled
Peter Mumm vs August Stull set
tled and dismissed.
Peter Mumm vs. D. S. Draper set
tled and dismissed.
Charles G. Marcus of London,
England, was the guest of Robert
Sherwood yesterday. Mr. Marcus
came from Mr. Sherwood's old
home, and right from the midst of
his relatives. Mr. Marcus is a naval
officer in the English army and is
on the retired list.
THE CITY IN BRIEF.
News Chronicled by Tho Her
ald's Facile' Faber.
YANATTA UET8 $43.28 HUM AUKS.
Epltomlz'd and Arranged for the
. Edification and Information of
Its Patrons Incidents.
The case of E. G. Vanatta ve the
Plattsmouth Gas and Electric Com
pany for $1,000 damages for breach
of contract which was tried in coun
ty court some time ago was decided
Monday by Judge Ramsey. This
case was caused by the late steeet
railway. Vanatta leased the road
and was running the cars when the
Electric Light Company compelled
him to quit. lie sued for $1,000 and
was awarded $43.28 damages.
Determined to Prosecute.
For the first time since the lock
out at the Homestead mills, smoke
was issuing from the armour plate
mill, and they were still more sur
prised at the noon hour to hear the
big whistle blow. It is believed that
there are 175 men in the armour
plate mills. All men are of course
non-union. They are engaged in
making repairs preliminary to the
resumption of work on the contracts
with the federal government.
The members of the amalgamated
association have practically decided
to apply for warrants for Frick, An
drew Carnegie and others, but are
still in consulation with counsel as
to whether the warrants, if sworn
out for murder and treason, will
hold. They are determined to offset
the action of the company's officials
by obtaining these warrants, if pos
sible, and the men are confident
that they will succeed. They claim
that their case against the officials
of the company is much stronger
than that of the latter against any
of the individuals who are now
wanted my the constables. They
claim that Andrew Carnegie and
Frick are responsible for sending
an armed body of men into the state
without legal authority and can be
tried for treason on this charge,
and that they are responsible as ac
cessories before the fact for the
manslaughter which has followed.
They hope to secure the extradition
of Carnegie and bring him to Pitts
burg for trial.
M. A. Hartigan of Hastings is in
the city to-lay attending court.
E. C. Beggs, county attorney of
Seward county is in the city to-day
Hon. J. B. Strode of Lincoln was
in the city last evening on pro
The Ladies Aid Society of the M.
E. church will meet to-morrow af
ternoon at two o'clock at the church.
A petition was to-day filed with
the county clerk by H. Swanback of
Greenwood, asking for $2n0 damages
caused to his property by the op
ening of a road in 1888.
Joy Lodge, D. of H., meets in K. of
P. hall to-morrow evening at 8 p. m.,
sharp. It is important that all mem
bers, both charter and otherwise, be
present as the team for invitation
and degree work will be organized.
It is reported that Caetone is en
deavoringto reorganize the Lincoln
Giants, the colored team formerly
more or less famous, and that he
has secured Maupin, Reeves, Taylor,
Hubanks. Fowler, Patterson, Dean,
Hopkins and Wilson. This aggre
gation could put up good ball.
MissRose E. Jones, of Grinnell,
Iowa, is in the city canvassing for
the Ladies Home Journal. She is
trying to secure 1,000 names, when
she will receive a full year's course
of musical training in the New Eng
land Conservatory of Boston. She
only needs about 200 more names
than she now has. She is stopping
with Mrs. H. D. Apgar. Any one
not taking the Ladies Home Jour
nal should subscribe at once and
so assist this girl together training
Cholera infantum has lost its
terrors since the introduction of
Chamberlains colic, cholera and di
arrhoea remedy. When that remedy
is used and the treatment as direc
ted with each bottle is followed, a
.,- ia rorfain Mr. A. W. Walters.
a orominent merchant at Waltera-
. a 1 1
burg, III., say8: i cureu my uavy
boy of cholera infantum after sev
ani nthpr remedies had failed, the
child was so low that he seemed al
most beyond the aid ot numan
hanria nr rparh of anv medicine.""
25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by F.
G. Fricke & Co.
KriD Sat.e Two desirable resi
dence lots in Orchard Hill addition
to Plattsmouth, within a block of
ho Missouri Pacific deuot. For
nnrticulars call on or address The
HERALD oflce. 1
A carpenter by the name of M. S.
Powers, fell from the roof of a house
in East DesMoines, Iowa and sus
tained a painful and serious sprain
of the wrist which he cured with
one bottle of Chamberlains pain
balm. He says it is worth $5 to
a bottle. It cost him 50 cents. For
sale by by F. G. Fricke & Co. .-'
EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCE
CO., OF N, Y.
T. H. Pollock, Agent,
Notice to Contractors
Sealed proposals will be received by the
secretary of the board of education until
6 o'clock p. m., Saturday July 23, 1892, for
the construction of one two story, four
room brick building on the lots 10, 11 or 12,
in Stadleuian's audition in accordance
with plans and specifications on tile at the
First National bank of Plattsmouth. Bach
bid must be accompanied by a certified
check of $200. The board reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.
By order of the Board of Education.
J. I. Unkuh, Sec'y.
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Joe Klein, the Popular Clothier,
Distributes Prizes in the
Postal Card Contest.
The following prizes were given in the
postal card contest:
First prize, a nice spring suit, L. 11.
Sawyer, South Bend, 7,09G words.
Second prize, a leather 6atchel, 11. C.
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Plattsmouth,. - - - Nebraska
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