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Vol. XVII. No. 21.
CORVAL.LIS, OREGON. JULY 13, 1904.
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G. R. FARRA,
Physician & Surgeon,
Train Bans into an: Open Switch
and Several Cara Take Fire,
Consuming the Bodies of
Same of the Victims -
St. Louis, July 3. At least twen
ty persons met death tonight and
two-score were injured in the wreck
of train No. 11, on , the Wabash
railroad, near Litchfield, 111. The
train, which is known as the Chica
go Limited, ran into an open switch,
was ditched, and names attacked
The engine, after ' running into
the switch, struck a string of
freight care," and with the first three
coaches were piled into a heap a
cross the track, and caught fire inv
mediately. - .v -..-.-
Nearly all of the passengers were
bonnd for the St. Louis Exposition,
but among the number were said to
be delegates to the democratic con
vention. - '.?;
- That the exact number of dead
will not be known for several days
is the opinion of passengers, who
assert that they saw bodies being
cremated in the burning wreckage,
The limited made up of seven cars,
was twenty minutes late, , and to
make up the time was running 50
miles an hour at the time of the ac
cident. The track had been report
ea clear at toe last station, and as
the train entered the north yards in
Litcbbeid the open switch was en
The engine leaped the track and,
followed by nearly all the coaches,
hurled itself into the string otemp
ty freight cars.. The engine turned
around, and tbe tender was dashed
a hundred yards down the track,
The first, cars split open from end
to end with the driving pressure of
the parlor and dining cars behind,
All turned over and slid across the
switch tracks. The wreckage of
freight cars Into which tbe engine
had dashed caught fire at once and
in an instant tbe tram was a roar
ing mass. Screams of agony issued
from tbe cars as many uninjured
were pinned down : and cried aloud
at tha approach of the flames.
Liitcbheid s nrebells clanged in
alarm, which aioused the town, and
all the citizens turned out and
sisted in diggiog bodies from the
Henry Reichen Becker saved 1x
people alone, j ;
1 be fire department turned out
and iought to stay the flames, but
without avail. The first five cars
of the pafsei ger train were totally
consumed, and many freight cars
standing in the vicinity were aleo
All of the coaches were heavily
laden with passengers. The three
rear care, a diner ,and two sleepers,
were not derailed. A rumor spread
that one oi the freight cars was
loaded with explosives, and for the
time this bad the effect of retarding
the work ot the rescuers.
Dr. P. H. J. Farrell, who was on
injured, went to'work directing the
rescue work and giving medical at'
tention to the injured. , Temporary
hospital headquarters were hastily
established in Litchfield and the in
jured were removed to it. Coroner
Tray hurried to the scene and the
dead were removed as speedily
possible to undertaking rooms.
Upon receipt of the first news
relief train carrying physicians and
medicine was made up at Decatur
and sent to the scene of the wreck
General Superintendent Magee de
parted on this tram.
i. it- Mins, who was Killed, was
internal revenue collector at Deca
tur and one of the prominent
publicans in Central Illinois.
Inquiries established the' fact that
ex-Mayor John P. Hopkins, of Chi
cago, leader of tbe state of Illinois
democracy; Mayor Carter H. Har-
sison, and James K. Eckels, . ex-
controller of the treasury, a delegati
to tne &t. ijouis convention, were
not passengers on the train..
- Many of the passeogers who were
uninjured were brought to St.
Louis tonight on the Illinois Cen
tral road, i
can liner Norge undoubtedly lost
tneir lives in the foundering of the
vesfel in the north sea on June 28.
News of the disaster was brought
by twenty-seven shipwrecked pas
sengers, believed to be the sole sur
vivors out of more than 800 souls
on board, who landed at Grimsby
ate tonight from the steam trawler
Salvia. , .
The Norge struck the - reefs of
Rockall, a deadly islet to mariners,
whose isolated peak rises 75 feet a
bove sea level some 290 milas off
the west coast of Scotland. Bock-
It reef looks from a distance like a
ship under full sail.
Early on the morning of June 28
the Norge, which was .out . of her
course, in heavy weather, tan tout
of the reef. . She backed off imme
diately, but the reef bad cut deep
nto her bows and she settled rapid-
dly. High seas were running at
the time and in the efforts to escape
from the doomed vessel most of the
life boats were smashed. -t ' "'
The Norge foundered suddenly
and more than 600 terrified emi
grants were thrown into the water
or went down with the sinking ship.
Those who could swim tried to reach
the boats, but these ' were already
full and their occupants beat off
the drowning wretches with oars
ine boats Kept together tor some
hours,; Practically all their occu
pants were passengers and were not
used to handling such craft. : The
boat occupied by the survivors land
ed at Grimsby was a lifeboat.
One account says that three boats
were successfully launched, tbeoth
er two holding about 10 each. The
lifeboat made faster progress and
fell in with the Salvia. What be
came ot the other boats is not
The rescue of those on the . life'
boat took place at 8 a. m. on June
29, the survivors consisting of 20
men, none of them a seaman: six
women and a girl. ,
lhe iNorge lett Copenhagen , on
June 22. and was last sighted off
the Butt off Lewie, the nortbermost
point of tbe Hebrides Islands, on
j una 28;- According to- the . surviv
ors Captain Gundell staid by his
boat until tbe last and undoubtedly
sank with her.
There Is every reason to believe
the captain and his crew kept the
situation from becoming one of nn
governable panic. The ship's eigbt
boats were rapidly swung from tbe
davits, and as far aB possible wo
men aud children, to the exclusion
of male passengers, were placed in
them before they were lowered. ,
Owing to the fearful sea that was
running, most ot these boats were
smashed against the ship's side or
overturned. ' it was the high seas
also which rendered life-preservers
futile, and scores who wore them
were drowned before the eyes of the
survivors brought into Grimsby to-
In the sea was a mass of strug
gling men, women and children,
gasping and choking from the ef
fects of the water. '-,
Peter Nelson, one of the surviv
ors,, described as a young Ameri
can, said: "For some hours we
rowed in company with the other
boats, but tbe strong tide drifted
us away from the others, and noth
ing has been seen of them since. The
salvia picked us up and we were well
cared for on board the trawler.
All of us lost our entire belongings.
We had no time in that fierce fight
for life to think of anything but the
getting of seats in the boat.
The Norge began quickly to go
down by the head. Of the eight
boats lowered six were smashed a
gainst the side of the snip and their
helpless inmates were engulfed in the
high seas. Scores were .observed to
seize life-belts and throw themselves
into the sea. The decks were still
lined with doomed passengers when
we drifted out of eight.
. "ihe only hope leit tor those on
the Norge when we lost sight of her
is that they may have been washed
up on the barren lock."
The steam tra wler Salvia, bearer
of the news of this disaster has
been on a fortnight's cruise around
the Hebrides. By a lucky chance
she steamed further west , than is
usual for Grimsby trawlers and fell
in with the survivors of the fcorge.
They bad been tossed about in a
small boat for twenty-lour hours,
Because of the isolated location
of the wreck and the fact that
AND DAVID OF WEST VIRGIN
IA FOR VICE-PRESIDENT.
Parker Sends Telegrams, That
.Make a Flurry in the St. Louis
Convention Dramatic ;
: ' i Scenes. ,
views expressed by yon in the tele
gram just, received" which "would
preclude v any - man - entertaining
them from accepting the nomina
tion of said platform." v.
: As Tillman concluded the read
ing of tbe message, Representative
Richardson of Alabama, arose as he
said tn dispassionately discuss the
message to be sent to Judge Park
er. Chairman Clark said - he had
recognized -Senator Tillman, who
desired to discuss the matter. Rich
ardson bowed and retired at once,,
and while Tillman was ' speaking,
Bryan came Into the hall. Instant
ly there was an uproar. Calls, for
St. Louis, June 10. After nomi- "Bryan," "Bryan," went' up and
nating Alton B. Parker ' ot New! the galleries cheered, ,
York, - for . . President,' and i Bryan made bis way to the stage.
Henry , G. ; Davis of West Vir-'His face was chalk white. He walk
ginia, for vice-president, the na-ed rapidly up the.' side isle. His
tional democratic . convention ad-, Hps were compressed to a thin line
journed at 1:30 Sunday morning.
The closing scenes of the ' conven
tion were attended with dramatic
interest. A telegram had been re
ceived byv Sheehan of New York,
from Judge - Parker, announcing
that he regarded the gold standard
as "firmly and irrevocably estab
lished," and the news of its accept
ance and its contents had become
noised abroad, the telegram gener
ally being wrongly ' -quoted.' The
effect caused much excitement a
mong the delegates, and after a re
cess taken at 7 o'clock, the dele
gates were called to order at 9:10.
While speeches seconding the nom
ination for vice president : were be
ing made, ' a Mississippi f delegate
took tbe floor and demanded that
the matter of the Parker - telegram
be placed . before the - convention.
This was agreed to and tbe chair
man called John Sharp Williams
to'the platform for the " purpose.
Williams spoke as follows: -
"All of us were . yery much sur
prised and excited this afternoon,
to use no stronger words, at what
purported to be copies of telegrams
which had been sent by our nomi
nee to Carmack and others . in this
city. I want to tell yon that but
one telegram has been received.
A- telegram has jome from-,Far-ker
to Sheehan, however, which
shall be read in a moment. ' When
you Bhall have heard it you will
note there is not in it one word a
boot requiring or demanding, or
asking, or requesting that anything
should be placed in the democratic
platform. You will also note if
there is any error in it at all, it is
an error of judgment proceeding
and his bro"ws were drawn straight.
He nervously fanntd himself and -paid
no attention, to the hands that :
were held out to him e bt passed. '
After a threat on the chairman's
part to clear the galleries, . where
most of the disturbance came from,
the noise ceased and Tillman con
cluded his speech. Bryan then
rose and came to the front of the
rostrum. His face was pale and
drawn from illness and he spoke
with great effort. His declaration
that tbe sending of a telegram to
Judge Parker was a declaration for
the gold standard side, and his state-:
rrent that if the democracy was to .
adopt such a view it should bs hon
est and say so frankly, was greeted
with a shriek of applause from the
galleries, and one man with a strong
voice yelled: , .."That's right."
Loud applause greeted Bryan's
remark that it was a manly thing
in Judge Parker to express his opin
ions before the convention adjourn-.
ed, but his statement thst it would
have been a manlier thing had ; he
spoken before the convention met,
was again cheered- - "
Subsequently Mr. Bryan propos-
ed an amendment to the message
to be sent Judge Parker, but later
he declared that in the interest of
harmony, bis delegation would up- -.
port the candidate for . vice-presi
dent and would withdraw the pro
posed amendment. The conven.
tion then nominated Davis for vice
president and adjourned.
Office up stairs back of Graham &
Wells' drug store. Residence on the
corner of Madison and Seventh. Tele
phone at residence, 104.
All calls attended promptly.
London, July 8. More than 700
Danish and Norwegian emigrants
bound lor New York, together with
Captain Gandell and most of tbe
crew of the Scandinavian-Ameri-
' Kitchen cabinets just received at
liollenberg and Cady's,
Painting and Paper Hanging.
' All orders promptly filled. Phone
05. .. , Samuel Kerr.
from a too sensitive spirit of honor
A too sensitive idea that he would
be misunderstood or be placed in a
false or in a double position. I
shall now ask Governor Vardeman
to read the telegram to you." He
then handed a telegram to Gover
nor Vardeman, who, after request'
ing absolute quiet, read the tele
gram as follows:
Hon. W. ty. sheehan: "l regard
tbe gold standard as firmly and ir
revocably estapllshed and shall act
accordingly if the action of the con
vention of today shall bs ratibed
by the people. .'As tbe platiorm is
silent on , the subject my views
should be made known to the con'
vention, and if it proves to be un
satisfactory to the majority, I re
quest you to decline the nomina
tion tor me at once, so that another
may be nominated before adjournment.
Signed, "AB. PARKER."
A ringing cheer went around the
hall but it was brief, so anxious
were the delegates to See what
would follow. Williams continued
in part: "My friends, we purpose
ly made this platiorm silent on the
question of tbe monfcy Etandard.
We made it silent, because we all
agreed that money was not the is
sue in this campaign. And we all
agreed furthermore that nothing
should be placed in tbe platform
which was not a campaign issue.
My friends, we purposely made fbe
nlatform, so far as the monetary
standard was concerned, upon
which William J. Bryan could
have stood, or Grover Cleveland
could have stood, or on which any
body else who was with us in the
pending live campaign issues could
He then announced that -a mes-
. 1 e
sage in answer to tne one irom
Judge Parker had been prepared
and would be submitted to the con
vention. He asked Senator Till
man to read the message, which
was aB follows: "The platform
adopted by this convention is silent
on the question of monetary stand
ard, because it is not regarded by
us bb a psssible issue in this cam
paign, and only campaign issues
were mentioned in the platform. I
Therefore there is nothing in the I
Worcester, Mass., July 4 By
accidentally stepping on a "'bom-
jack" (a large torpedo), Albert
Chads, a clerk in a five and ten
cent store, started a fire this even
ening, which caueed the explosion
of $700 of fireworks, cutting off 40
customers and clerks from the only
exit. Women and children were,
suffocated by smoke, and were res
cued from the cellar where they had
fled to avoid the flames.
Caught under a freight elevator
as it was descending with twenty
five women on it, Manuel Ovignian
was taken to the hospital, where his
right leg was amputated, and he is
not expected to survive. Twenty
five women and children received
minor injuries and were carried to
their homes in police ambulances.
Miss Alice Dunn, a clerk at the
fireworks counter, suffered from in
haling smoke, and Albert Schmidt
was severely burned on both hands
by a ball of fire from a skyrocket.
Skyrockets, mines, Roman can
dles and $300 worth of firecrackers
filled the air with balls of fire and
made a fearful racket. : There was
a wild rush to the back of tbe store -and
to the elevator shaft. ' . Their, '
Frances Hoyt, the cashier, mar
shalled the crowd on to the ele
vator and started it toward the exit,
one story up. The elevator had
just started when some one in the
cellar pulled the cord and sent the
elevator in the cellar with i load
of human freight. Thft cellar was
fast filling with smokf, and here
the firemen found ths cornea half
Firemen ' got into the cellar by
smashing windows on thesidewalk,
and half of the women and children
were pulled through the windows,
and one load was hoisted on the el
evator. by the firemen through the
shaft filled, with smoke.
One little boy who had been lock
ed up in a room on the charge of
stealing candy in the store was re
scued by the firemen uninjured. :
For boys, little fellows and 1
young men, see Nolan &. Cal
lahan. V ' V.:':':-!.''
Wall paper at Blackledge's store.