The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, October 10, 1902, Page 2, Image 2

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Local Unions Arc Unanimous
for Continuing the Fight.
Miners' President Has n Private Con
ference With Senators Quoy and
Penrose Sends Reply to Reese
velt's Request Strikers Are Firm.
VVIlkosbarre , Oct. 9. Unlonn Prosl-
dent Mitchell's hurried visit to Now
, York boars fruit , the end of the inluo
workers' strike seems u long way oft
anil the jirospact of sufficient coul beIng -
Ing wined to oullHfy the public do-
nuuid IH extremely jioor. Every local
union of the miners' oreunlzntlon
throughout the hurd coal bolt hold
special meetings yesterday and resolved -
solved to ronmin on strike until the
snlno owners grant thorn some con
cessions. And while the reports ot
thcso inoetlngB came pouring Into
WllkoBbarro , President Mitchell die-
tntcd a letter to the president of the
United States , In which ho cave his
answer to the proposition that the
Htrlkors return to work and trust to
liavu their condition Improved through
an Investigating commission. What
the answer of the minors' chlof Is ho
refused to dlvulgo , but It Is dllllcult to
concelvo that with the replies of the
local unions piled around him he could
do otherwise than respectfully de
cline the president's proposition. Mr.
Mitchell , ai/compnnlod / by the throe
district presidents , left for Now
York. His mission there Is also a se
cret. As Now York Is the headquar
ters of the coal operators , a rumor 1m-
fnedlatcly spread that a settlement
wus In prospect , but Mr. Mitchell and
his colk'ngucB would not sny whom
they expected to meet.
Strikers Are Firm.
All day the returns from the meetIngs -
Ings of the local unions came pouring
into the union headquarters and the
corps of newspaper correspondents
stationed hero wore Invited to exam
ine the reports. Not ono was found
that was not couched In firm language.
Briefly stated , the resolutions In those
reports afllnn the confidence of the
men In the Integrity and judgment of
their president , praise President
Roosevelt for his efforts to end the
Btrlke , denounce the presidents of the
coal carrying roads for their alleged
abuse of the chief executive at the
conference In Washington , denounce
the employment of the coal and Iron
police , thank all organizations and
citizens throughout the country for
the financial assistance given and de
nounce Governor Stone for sending
troops hero. Nearly all the resolutions
contained a sentence to the effect
thtit the men will remain out , thpugh
nil the troops In the United States
were sent nero , until tnoy arc grnnteu
come concessions.
The general strlko situation re
mains unchanged. There Is no In
crease In the shipment of conl , very
little of which Is belne produced.
Perfect Order Prevails Throughout
Anthracite Region.
Philadelphia , Oct. 9. The entire
National Guard of Pennsylvania la encamped -
camped In the anthracite coal regions ,
the last regiment from the western
part of the state having arrived late
yesterday afternoon.
Contrary to expectation , the troops
were well received and there was no
Imposition on the part of the strikers
to annoy the soldiers. There was only
no Instance during the day of any
how of feeling , and this was mani
fested at Bethlehem , when some boys
stoned the second section of the train
bearing the First regiment from Phil
adelphia. Universal quiet reigns
throughout the entire region. Briga
dier General Schall , at Tamaqua , tele
graphed to Major General Miller thai
there was no disturbance of any klm !
In the district. The soldiers who ar
rived yesterday were all scattered
throughout Schuylklll , Luzerne , Car
ton and Northumberland counties.
The fact that all of the locals
throughout the anthracite region have
voted unanimously to continue the
Btrlko would Indicate that the presence
enco of the troops will have but little
effect upon forcing the men to return
to work , and from present Indications
it would seem that the settlement o
the strike is no nearer a solution
than It has been for many weeks.
Manufacturers' Committee Has Trip
to Philadelphia for Nothing.
Philadelphia , Oct. 9. The visit to
this city of the committee represent
ing the National Association of Man
ufacturers for the purpose of confer
ring with , the presidents of the anthra
cite coal carrying roads , who las
week met President Roosevelt and the
officials of the miners' union at Wash
ington , appears to have been fruitless
The committee aVrived here yesterday
and spent the greater part of the da ;
at the Manufacturers' club , awaiting
the appearance of the presidents , bu
none of the latter answered , in per
Eon , at least , the request of the com
ttlttee for a conference. The com
xnlttee will meet again Oct. 14.
Mitchell Is Reticent.
New York , Oct. 9. President Mitch
ell's conference with Senators Pen
rose and Quay last night lasted for an
hour and three-quarters. At Its con
elusion Mr. Mitchell returned to the
Ashland house. Ho declined to say
a word as to his talk with the senators
and the latter left word with the clerk
at the Fifth Avenue hotel that they
would not see any one.
Number of Persons Wounded and
Troops Are Cnled. |
Now Orloniu , Oct. 0. The attempt
yesterday of the Now Orleans Street
Hallway company to start car on Its
lines , which hiivo been completely
tied up for cloven days , precipitated a
long Impending conflict butwnen the
Btrlkors and those who attempted to
111 thulr placuH. Although n hundred
hols were llrod , nohody was killed ,
but the following persona were hurt :
Policeman John Fordyco , ribs frac-
urcd and scalp wound ; Policeman
llouln. log fractured ; Policeman lieu-
sol , hit In eye with brick ; Policeman
Schlusslnger , hit In neck with brick ;
'ollceman llattler , scalp wound from
a brick ; Patrol Driver Drown , arm
> rokon ; Peter Jensen , Chicago , strlko
ircakcr contractor , jaw broken by a
brkk ; Louis Christiansen , Chicago ,
mdly bruised by bricks ; Thoman
Johns , Chicago , badly brulned bj
bricks ; M. I , . Kennedy , Chicago , con-
luctor of car , shot In foot ; A. M.
Cl rk , Chicago , assistant to Juuiion , hit
n eye with a brick ; Charles Ferguson ,
Chicago , elbow brokenlluil Lynn ,
ntrlkor , shot In arm ; Fred KlchlliiR ,
switch boy , shot In leg ; Alexander
nation , strike sympathizer , shot In
leg ; unknown striker , shot In head.
Mayor Capdovlllo , who requested
Governor Heard to order out the
militia , has been advised that Major
General Lynn , In command of the first
military district , will report to the
mayor today. The street railway
company announces Its determination
to run Its cars. The strikers are as
determined as ovfcr , while the citi
zens , who have been walking and rid
ing In all manner of convayancos fet
four days more than a week , confident
ly expect trouble.
All the mllltla in the city was or
dered under arms and corporal guards
are out rounding up the men. Ono
company , company O , of the First
regiment , wants to evade service be
cause of sympathy with the strikers
and all officers and men resigned in a
body. It Is understood the resigna
tions will not bo accepted.
Gruesome Discovery In a Cold Stor
age Plant at Louisville.
Louisville , Oct. 0. Thirty dead bodies
ies ware found last night In a cold
storage plant In the roar of an ice
cream factory on Eighth street. The
name pipes which were used in con
gcallng the cream for table use were
connected up with a small plant in n
shed in the rear , where they kept
the bodies cool. It was at first thought
that the cadavers had been brought
here from Indianapolis , but the heads
of the several colleges interested in
the establishment asserted that the
bodies wore obtained legitimately by
them from * the ntato Institutions ol
Koss and Fisher Are Surrounded by
Forest Fires.
Marluotte , WIs. , Oct. 0. Mayor
Campbell received a telegram from
Fisher asking for assistance. The
town Is surrounded by forest ttres and
In danger of being wiped out. Fires
nro burning at a great many points j
north of here , and there is considerable - ,
able loss to owners of standing tim
ber. The village of Koss Is burning , sur
rounding forest fires being the cause.
The Marlnette tire department has
sent assistance.
There has been no rain for weeks
and everything Is dry.
The Kosmos line steamer Kambyses
Is a wreck on Gulnos Point , on the
cast of Costa Rica.
At Garzke , N. D. , John E. Martin , In
* nt of anger , struck George Miller
with his fist and killed him. The men
had quarreled over a threshing bill.
Samuel Arnold , seventy-two years
old , who was convicted In 18C5 of pan
tlclpatlon in the assassination of Abra
ham Lincoln , is dead at his home at
Masonvllle , Md.
Earl Bush and Frank Anspaugh
were torn to pieces by an explosion of
nitroglycerine at a. factory near Limn ,
O. , Wednesday. Considerable damage
was done by the explosion.
Edward S. Bragg , consul general at
Havana , has been transferred to the
post of United States consul general
at Hong Kong , taknlg the place of W.
A. Rublee * who has been transferred
to the consulate at Havana.
M. Combos , la his capacity of min
ister of the interior , has signed a de
cree for the expulsion of several
Americans who were concerned in
the recent turf scandals at Paris.
C. P. Adams of the Central Railroad j
of Now Jersey system has been ap-1
pointed superintendent of telegraph
for the entire Rock Island system ,
vice A. R. Swift of Chicago , resigned.
The schooner Anna Marie of Al-
pena , Mich. , loaded with coal , was
wrecked at Kincardine , Ont. Captain
Gordon and three of the crow , with
Mr. Ferguson of the rescue party ,
were drowned.
An automobile containing Harry
Ted , John Ted and Charles Stltt was
run down by an Erie train at Youngstown -
town Wednesday. Harry Ted was in
stantly killed and Charles Stltt re
ceived slight Injuries.
At Johnstown , Pa. , Wednesday n
fast mall train ran Into a wagon on
which a number of children had
climbed , killing John Lazar and mor
tally injurlna Hugh Greenwood ,
Frank McCoy and Samuel Caldwell.
John Kenslt , tko anti-ritualistic
crusader , who was seriously injured at I
Blrkenhead , near Liverpool , by be
ing struck with a chisel thrown at
him after ho had addressed a meeting ,
died of pneumonia , supervening from ,
the wound.
Twenty-five Thousand in Line
at Washington.
Roosevelt Driven Along Column of
Veterans Amid Cheers Kansas and
Iowa Contingents Carry Umbrellas
and Earo of Corn.
Washington , Oct. 0. For moro than
six hours yusterdity the people in
Washington hummed the chorus of the
civil war song , "Tramp , Tramp ,
Tramp , the Doys Are Marching , " and
for un uquiil time the vutcraus con
stituting the Grand Army of the Republic -
public made good thu claim. The pa
rade was the climax of the thlrty-ulxth
encampment of tholr order. The oc
casion was In ov ry way worthy of the
Grand Army , and the parade did not
fall appropriately to delineate tne
spirit of the war and the memory of
the glorious achlevumentB the army
seeks to keep green In the minds of
the American people.
Beginning at a few minutes past 10
o'clock , when the head of the column
moved from its station at the capital ,
It was almost 5 o'clock when the last
squad In the line had passed the
place of dlsbaudment west of the
white house. None of the soldiers were
marching any great part of the time ,
for the entire , line of march did not
exceed two and a half mlles In Icngtn ,
but those who composed the rear de
tachments were on their feet practlc-
ally aill day , much of the time being
consumed In waiting to take their
places In the lino.
Route of Parade.
The route of the parade was down
historic Pennsylvania avenue , along
which many of them marched as raw
recruits In going to the war in 1861
and 18G2 and many others on the occa
sion of the grand review after the
close of thwar in 1865. The partic
ipants In the Imposing pageant en
tered with life -and vigor into the
spirit of the occasion. Each counte
nance bore ovldcnco of the joy the
experience brought to the individual ,
but it wan plainly evident that there
was in the occasion much of the res
toration of youth for most of them.
The "old boys" evidently wore liv
ing the days of their youth. Not
many1 of them exhibited traces of ago
in their marching. Almost without
exception they walked along with
alacrity and kept stop with precision.
If the veterans had needed any spur
to tholr enjoyment they would have
found It easily in the crowds who
thronged tholr pathway and In the
smile which provldonco bestowed
upon them , for the weather was par-
feet. The spectators were limited In
Tiiirvtlmt ti rtrtli * l\ s fViA stnTitlfiltv r\f t Vl O
UlttllUUl a UUJJ wj nvi * /tv < i vj w * . IAAU
broad sidewalks , the stands , the
parks , the windows and the house
tops along the line of march to hold
them. The government departments
and the schools were closed for the
day , and practically tha entire popula
tlon of Washington turned out to do
honor to the veterans along with the
hundred thousand visitors to the city
President Reviews Grand Army.
The crowd was enthusiastic and out
spoken In admiration , greeting every
division of the procession with cheers
and dismissing It with a "God speed'
that had in It both praise and feeling
The president of the United States
also lent his energies to the enter
talnmeat of thecapital's guests. Una
be ) to endure the strain of reviewing
the column from a stand , he rose from
his reclining chair and had hlmsel
driven up and down the line. The
unusual Interest thus manifested was
appreciated by the old soldiers and
the president was everywhere re
ceived by them with loud applause.
Moro than five hours' time was con
sumed by the procession in passing
the reviewing stand in front of the
white house. There were at least 25 ,
000 men in line and the estimate o
Commandor-ln-Chief Torrance ran as
high as 30,000.
Every Kansan in the parade , ana
there were several hundred of them
there , carried an umbrella painted on
the outsldo to represent a huge sun
flower. This probably was the mos
unique display made by any state
though It was only little moro so than
that of Iowa , whose members one !
carried a big ear of native corn on the
side , where formerly canteens were
borne , these ears being suspended
from bright , broad , new yellow rib
bons. They passed the reviewing
stand shouting ; In unison "Hurrah
Hurrah , for Corn and Hay , Wo Are the
Boys from loway. " South Dakota. '
Eons carried long sticks bearing on
the point long ears of corn.
Last night the veterans held camp
fires in the big tents In the White lot
Colonel W. W. Dudley presided eve
the Army of the Potomac reunion
and the principal speakers were Gen
eral Daniel E. Sickles , General B. G
Warner , Corporal James Tanner and
Colonel J. P. Nicholson.
At Sherman tent , General Greene B
Raum , ex-commissioner of pensions
who presided , Bald the time had com
when every survivor of the civil wa
Bhould be given a pension.
Governor A. T. Bliss of Michigan
was thrown from his horse during th
parade and suffered severe bruise
about the head.
Confederate Monument Unveiled.
Danville , Ky. , Oct. 9. The stat
monument to the memory of the Con
federate soldiers who fell during th
battle of Perryvlllo and who ar
burled there , was unveiled at Perry
vllle yesterday In the presence of a
vast multitude , estimated at 10,000 ,
American Crew Mans Colombian Gun *
boat on Way to Panama.
Sun Francisco , Oct , U. The Colom-
iliin gunboat Bogota Is now on Its wagr
o Panama to encounter the Insur
gents' war vessel , the Padllln. The ;
Jogota made a ( lying start about 2
o'clock , but came to grief fifteen min
utes later , when two gas Jets blew
out , stopped the machinery and loft
ho vessel helpless on the tide. I
The damage done was not sorlous ,
> ut It effectively crippled the Bogoi.
or the time being. Signals for u tug
vero responded to and the gunboat
was towed to an anchorage for re
pairs , whore It remained until repairs
vero effected. The boat went to sea
at night. I
The Bogota has an all American
crew and both ofllcers and man havo.
'pasts" In which fighting has been
the dominating characteristic. . The
officers have been trained in the set- j
ence of modern warfare and the sail
ors nearly all hold discharges from tha
United States navy.
Takes Revolver From Desk and Kills
Three and Wounds Three Pupils.
London , Oct. 9. A dispatch from
Vienna announces that a fearful trag
edy was enacted at Droysslg , Bohe
mia. A village schoolmaster , forty
years of ago , while talking to his
class suddenly became insane , rushed
o hie desk , drew a revolver from it
and ran amuck , shooting right and left
among the terrified children. Threa
scholars wora killed and throe wore
dangerously wounded. On hearing
the shots and screams the villagers
quickly arrived at the school and , In
furiated at the sight which met them ,
lynched the schoolmaster.
Butchers In the Tolls.
Norfolk , Va. , Oct. 9. Aaron Marx ;
Louis Wasserman and J. A. Codd , '
prominent butchers of this city , were
arrested on a charge of conspiracy to
defraud the government by jointly
operating fictitious bids for supplying
the Norfolk navy yard with 100,000
pounds of fresh meat and 100,000
pounds of fresh vegetables. Richard
Eastwood , of the firm of Eastwood &
Jordan , also is charged with the same
offense , but has not been apprehended
The bids submitted by the accused
were as follows : Eastwood , $16,250 ;
Codd , $18,000 ; Wasserman , $10,000 ,
and Marx , $15,400.
Railroad Graders In Fatal Fight
Fremont , Neb. , Oct. 9. In a flghl
last night among Union Pacific rail
road graders at Mercer , a station sis
miles east of here , ono man was killed
and another fatally wounded. Theli
names are unknown. Their slayer ,
T. G. Rich , an Italian , escaped by
boarding a freight train and came to
this place , but Jumped from the train
as it entered" the yards. The sheriff
is searching for him.
Pcorla Delegation Restrained.
Peorla , Oct. 9. Alderman Stephen
Wolschlng yesterday applied for and
was granted an Injunction restraining
Mayor Bryan and Comptroller Pillsbury -
bury from paying out money for the
expense of an aldermanic committee
to attend the conference called for
Detroit today. Mayor Bryan , upon being -
ing served with the injunction , wired
Detroit that ho would not bo present
Queen Drags Creates a Scene.
Vienna , Oct 9. A dispatch from
Belgrade says that to revenge hersell
upon King Alexander for stopping her
"pin money" Queen Draga created
scandalous scenes before the courtiers ,
The king reproached the queen with
being the curse of his life. Draga retorted -
torted with coarse abuse , accusing tha
king of a liason with her sister , Helen ,
and even boxed the king's ears.
Shot by Indian Poachers. |
Denver , Oct. 9. A special from
Frutta , Colo. , says that State Game
Commissioner C. W. Harris , while
searching for Indian poachers two
miles west of Rangely last Monday ,
was fired upon from ambush by five
Indians and wounded. His horse was
killed. He reached Frulta last night
and took the train for Denver.
Glens Falls Under Martial Law.
Glens Falls , N. Y. , Oct. 9. This city
is still under semi-martial law be
cause of the strlko of the motormen of
the Hudson Valley Electric railway ,
the mllltla patrollng the road after
dark. Henry L. Ramsey , president of
the Central Trades assembly , was ar
rested yesterday , charged with rioting.
Speedy Ratification Urged. I
Copenhagen , Oct. 9. In the lands-
thing yesterday Foreign Minister
Duntzer submitted a- bill ratifying the
cession of the Danish West Indies to
the United States and urged a speedy
settlement of the matter. The first
reading of the bill is for Oct. 15 , the
second reading occurring on Oct. 22.
Henry M. Thomas Dead.
Kansas City , Oct. 9. Henry M.
Thomas , a wealthy stockman of
Thomasville , la. , which town waa
named for him , died at a hospital hero
yesterday , aged forty-nlno years. Ho
came here to buy stock , and while at
the stock yards was taken suddenly
ill and fell and fractured his skull.
Blaze at Burlington , WIs.
Burlington , WIs. , Oct. 9. The Bur
lington Malt company's plant was de
stroyed by fire yesterday , entailing a
loss of $90,000 , Insurance $75,000. Fif
ty thousand bushels of barley and
malt were destroyed.
Indian Murders Teaoher.
Stuart , Neb. , Oct. 9. Mr. Taloe ,
teacher of the Indian school at the
Ponca issue station on the reservation
eight miles west of Napcr , waa shot
and killed by an Indian named Bear
last evening.
Irrigation Congress Not in Fa
vor of Consolidation.
Delegates to Colorado Springs Con *
ventlon Listen to Speeches From
Three Conorctemcn Newell and
Meade Deliver Addresses.
Colorado Springs , Oct. 9. The Na
tional Irrigation congress will retain
Us Identity as nn Independent organi
zation , R [ least for another year. This
was decided by a vote of 113 to 91 last
night. A fierce parliamentary battle
had been waged yesterday afternoon
over the report of the committee on
permanent organization , which was
signed by fourtcon out of the sixteen
members of the committee , that the
National Irrigation congress merge
with the Trans-Mississippi congress ,
the former to constitute ono of the
branches of the organization to bo
created by the proposed merger.
After this matter was disposed of
F. R. Newell , chief hydrographer of
the government , and Elwood Meade of
Wyoming , head of the Irrigation de
partment of agriculture , addressed the
Addresses were made yesterday by
Congressmen Tawnsy , Morris and
Stevens of Minnesota , all of whom
took the Irrigation legislation and Its
history and possibilities for a theme.
Ex-Senator Carey of Wyoming , Wes
ley A. Stuart of South Dakota and
Thomas Holland , representing Com
mander Booth-Tucker of the Salvation
army , also epoko during the morning
The afternoon session was opened
with reports of the progress of Irriga
tion In the entire irrigation belt ,
given by state engineers or other
prominent delegates from the differ
ent states.
Attends Annual Dinner of Massachu
setts Republican Club.
Boston , Oct. 9. Moro than ordinary
Interest was attached to the annual
dinner of the Republican club of Mas
sachusetts at Symphony ball last
nlgnt from the fact that the club had
for its guest Leslie M. Shaw , the sec
retary of the treasury , whose recent
measures as the head of the treasury
department have given him such a
conspicuous position. Seven hundred
men occupied seats at the dining ta
bles and the two large balconies were
filled with spectators. The occasion
was marked by many scenes of enthu
slaam and by a spirit of real enjoy
ment for all. This was in the main
duo to Mr. Shaw's happy personality ,
which showed itself in a pleasant con
versational way of speaking , lighted
up often by brilliant witticisms.
Opens Month's Campaign in the State
at Falls City.
Falls City , Neb. , Oct. 9. William J ,
Bryan yesterday began a campaign on
behalf of the fusion ticket of Nebraska
that will continue with little interrup
tion until November. It is Mr. Bry >
an's plan to visit nearly every county
in the state. He made three speeches
yesterday , at Pawnee City , Table Rock
and Falls City , speaking to large
crowds at each place. Trusts' and im
perlalism were dwelt upon In his
hours' speech at this place , with inci
dental reference to the coal minors
trlkc and the financial question. Mr
Bryan was accompanied by H. H
Hanks , fusion candidate for congress
In the First district.
Plans for Detroit Conference.
Detroit , Oct. 9. Delegates to to
day's interstate conference on the
coal situation , called by Mayor May
bury , are arriving on almost every
train. No plan of aotlon for the con
ference will be presented by the loca !
committee. This matter was dls
cussed and it was decided to leave aL
plans and propositions to originate In
the conference. It is expected there
will be 500 delegates present.
Meets Death In Wreck.
Peorla , Oct. 9. Morris McGrew o
Springfield , la. , a showman headed for
the Peorla Corn exposition , waa
killed and several Injured In a wreck
at Manlt * yesterday. Two frolgh
trains crashed , a regular and a special
on the Chicago , Peorla and St. Louis
line. Eight freight ears loaded with
grain were demolished. *
Death of Alonzo Wellman.
Bradsbaw , Neb. , Oct. 9. Alonzo
Wellman , a pioneer of York county
and a veteran of the civil war , diet
at his homo here yesterday , after an
illness of two months. He was ono
of the most prominent men of the
/county. Ono of his sons was Walter
Wollmnn , the newspaper correspond
Fugitive Cuts His Throat.
Davenport , la. , Oct. 9. Benjamin
Porter , a fugitive from justice , wantec
for the attempted murder of his wife
cut his throat at Wheatland , la. , las
night and died In a Rock Island (111 ( , ;
hospital early this morning.
Shot by Drunken Husband.
Alton , la. , Oct. 9. John Hansen , llv
lag near hero , while intoxicated , demanded
manded money of kls wife yesterday
and when ab _ refused.shot h c T.IIA
woman will die. Hansen is under ar
Transport Sherman Arrives.
San Francisco , Oct. 9. The trans
port Sherman arrived from Manila
bringing 93 sick , 109 casuals and 7 ;
discharged soldiers.
Strung Up tc Telephone Pole by Mob
at fsewberne , Tenn.
NowUeniH. Tenn. , Oct , 9. Garfield
Burley and Curtis Browne , negroes ,
were lynched hero last night by a mob
ot 500 persons. Burley on Saturday
aat shot and killed D. Flatt , a young
farmer , near Uyorsburg , In a quarrel
over a horse trade. A pease had been
juntlng the man all night.
While being brought to Dycrsburg ,
Burley confessed to the killing , Impli
cating Curtis Browne as an accom
plice Both men were lodged In Jail
it Dyorsburg yesterday. A mob soon
appeared and demanded possession of
the prisoners. Judge Maiden made a
strong plea that the law be allowed to
deal with the case. The mob would
not listen to this and forcibly took
possession of the two men and took
them to Nowbcrne. The two men
were taken to a telephone pole and
tied face to face. At ai given word
they were strung up.
Freight Side-Wipes Extra Carrying Y
Gang of Workmen.
Washington , Pa. , Oct. 9. One of tha
most destructive wrecks In the his
tory of the Washington branch of the
Panhandle railroad occurred last
night at Van Emen's station. The
wreck resulted in five lives being
lost , and a number injured , one fatal
ly. The killed were all foreigners
and their names could not bo ascer
tained. Tha bodies were horribly
mangled and they will bo hard to
The wreck occurred at a siding. An
eastbound train sldo-wiped the engine
and ono car of a construction train at
the opening of the switch. The en
gine of the coal train wae turned ovei
and completely wrecked. The engln
of the gravel train was turned com
pletely around and after the collision ,
was facing directly east. The car be
hind the engine was loaded with Ital
ian laborers.
Four Trainmen Injured In Wreck Neai
Kansas City.
Kansas City , Oct. 9. The west
bound Rock Island passenger train ,
No. 15 , while running at the rate oi
sixty miles an hour , collided with a
* .
Hannibal and St. Joseph switch en
gine one mile east of this city , as a
result of which four trainmen wer
badly hurt , the passengers wera
shaken up and both engines were de
molished. The Injured : Mandoll
Gustafson of Kansas City , engineer oi
the switch engine , injured internally ,
will die ; Fred Miller of Trenton , Mo. ,
fireman , seriously bruised ; M. F.
Hough of Kansas City , Rock Island
conductor , cut about arms and face ;
J. C. Farris of Kansas City , negro
porter , badly bruised. None of the
passengers was injured.
Soldiers Expelled From Unions.
Schenectady , N. Y. , Oct. 9. Tha
trades assembly decided that all mem
bers of the military companies en
duty at Glens Falls should be expelled
from their respective unions.
The Sea Trout.
The gnmest of salt water fish , after
the striped bnss , is the wenkflsli , or sea
trout. The sport of angling for them
is generally enhanced because , feeding
ns they generally do near the surface ,
it is possible to fish for them with light
tackle. The best places to find them
in the vicinity of New York are Ja
maica bay , the southwestern shore of
Stntcn Island and the mouth of the
Shrewsbury river. While they have
been caught weighing upward of twen
ty pounds , n six or ten pounder is a
good size , and the average will only
run from one to two and u half. There
Is never jany doubt when n weakflsh
bites. He does not nibble around the
book , but takes the bait at one fair
swoop and then starts off with it llko
a limited , express with time to make
up. Ho is a shy fish , and the man
who uses a small line , light leaders
and snclls to his hook and keeps quiet
while fishing is the one who is apt to
have the best luck. Country Life In
When Jnckion Dined !
While the dinner hour still clings to
the noontime among country people it
bus advanced in the cities until now It
occurs at any time between noon and
midnight. And that reminds us , says
the Montgomery ( Ala. ) Advertiser , of
one of the many stories nbout Colonel.
Davy Crockett. While he was a member -
ber of congress and was at his home In
Tennessee some one asked him nbout
the dinner hour In Washington. Ho
said the common people ate dinner nt
12 , the next above them at 1 , the mer
chants nt 2 , the representatives at 3 ,
the senators nt 4 , members of the cabi
net nt 5 and the vice president at 0.
"But when docs the president dine ? "
"What ! Old HickoryV said Crockett ,
nnxlous to fix n time that would suit
bis Idea of Jackson's greatness. "Well ,
ho don't eat till next day ! "
"What kind of ducks are these ? " nsk-
ed the visitor In the ornithological dc-
partment nt the museum.
"Labrador , " said the attendant. "Wo
paid $1,000 for those two specimens. "
"Gosh ! " exclaimed the visitor , turnIng -
Ing to his wife. "He says they paid
$1,000 for 'em. I've bought finer ducks
for half n dollar many a time. What
have you got 'em In that glass case
for ? " be Inquired , addressing the
guide again.
"Because they are nbout the most
notable exhibit we have. Those birds
were shot In 1850. Labrador ducks nro
now extinct. "
"lie says , " exclaimed the visitor ,
turning to his wife once more , "they
put 'em In that glass cnso because they
haven't a pleasant odor. And I don't
wonder nt It. They were shot in 18CO. "
Culcato Tribune.