The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 16, 1906, Image 1

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Only a Week Ago Willamette -Valley Traction
Company Offered T$u 0,000 Lasivand
' for Every Can Passing Over Line. ,
United Railways Com pahy Offered, $150,000
and Its Offer Included Two Miles of Right
r of Way for , Subsidiary City : Li nes.
1 Front utriset frMChUWwV.for which th
' city wa ttrtered, only week o. com
pennatlon moantln ltosther to over
)70t.0O0, r pprently to be old forj
$20,MM. ,TU two rtral. CorportiOB
, which wr xlvl bidder for. the frn-
'. tcnther'' and they have patcbed,up' Uel
tJltferencen. ... The .eouncn bm.
(reed upon all the terra of the fra
chlnra.. and . while the eecutlve boerd
will be called on to name the toinpon"
nation to be pald.heierty, thle hi a
mere' formality, forthe ultlmaU decla
' ion rvata with the council. Mayor Lne
; may irete'ttieMwllnaitce after thjr.hv
fmnaed the council, but It la aald that at
leant IS of the councllmen are-prepared
to pais them- over hie head. '
Only week ao the city waa offere
by the Willamette Valley Traction eotn-
pany caah arriountlnc to lt.vO, and a
tun of tl per car on every car paeotng
: over " the propoaed - Kront street- line,
which it waa eatimated weuM yield the
city a revenue of tt&t.JM durin the 26
vfre that the-irancniae . waa w ran.
"city would receive if the "Willamette
Valley Company were grantea tne i ran
ch 10 it .desired. ,
V Offered Ujrli'f Way.
At that-tlme-the- Vnlted , Rail wave
company waa a competitor of the Wil
lamette company for the Front atreet
franchlae ami was olTerlnt" the city
"150.000. The application of the United
Hallways Included, however, nearly two
mllee of right of way for subsidiary
lines, to bo ueed for their proposed
atreet railway system.
At the special session Of the city
council yesterday afternoon and even
ing the two ordinances were read sec
tion by section, and the ordinance of
the United Kullwaya waa approved. The
Willamette ordinance will be considered
by the atreet committee thle afternoon
and will come before the council again
next Wednesday.'When-another special
session Is to be held. It Is understood
" that both ordlnanoea are to be passed
' In substantially their present form.
: They will be sent to the executive
board in accordance with section lOt of
" The Journal xeeds its contempo
rariM. both of them, Trrortvm and
' ;uaiir. m naid circulation in
-Portland and Oregon. tne evening
" newspaper twin get excited nd
hysterically -aputtera-editorially neon-
rrminir "Fake ' Map Making, and
own experience in that line of work
the Journal 'hei-e repeats' what it
has stated many times before: ."The
publisher of The Journal suggests
that a circulation investigation com
mittee be selected, t newspaper
twins to select- one member thereof,
-Th-Journal one. aadahf&CJLftQ-pne
other, these three to make a canvass
of the circulation of the three papers
in the city and the state, the expense
of the canvass to be paid by the paper
having the smallest circulation.. .
" The Tni.rnal'i evening contemporary
""cbmes back at with thi squeal.
not to say whine:
"The conduct of tm honest and effi
cient canvass is an expensive affair,
With a large force of worker all
the reliable canvassers who could be
procured at the time it required
more than a month for the Telegram
to complete the tak. This paper has
Itonc to considerable expense to pro
': cure for its own satisfaction and the
satisfaction of its advertiser an ex-
act statement of fact as to the abso
: lute comparative circulation of the
' two Portland afternoon newspapers.
o sensible person , would expect .us
' to repeSt this expenditure, or even a
. portion cf it." . .
of the Front
I I ll.lMwjrfi a 1 1 ;M4n IH. J
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$566,250 - IN 25 YEARS
the charter, which provides that the
board shall, estimate the . compensation
which the grantee -of a franchise should
pay the city, but Oils estimate k In', no
way .binda the council . and may i be
whpUx ignored It la plainly Intimated
that a majority of the eounotlaieri have
made up their minds as to the compen
sation to" be exacted 'from tho two rail
road a, and that arjy estimate by tnticx?
ecuttie board' that doea not agree with
their view will t -IgnoredT
" tt B.OBV' :'V.':!
Meither of the ordinance, in it present
form, include any provision for pT
tnenr to tne-1tjrwo --oaeh -r
puarng over the Front atreet lln Of
ficials of th Willamette VaUey oom
pany ay that they ara till wlUlng to
have auch . a provision , Inserted;, but ' it
has been opposed from the start by the
United Railways. ., -) s-
As the ordinances- now atand.. they
provide for a 25-year" franchise-for-both
companies,' wHh. power' on, tho part of
the city to purchase at any time the
lines running on Front street south to
the city limits. W the event of such
purchase, . the price to be paid Is .to be
determined by arbitration. 'Any other
railroads that may deelre to obtain the
use of the Front street lines shall be
fresj- to do so, upon obtaining the per
mission of the council and upon .pay
ment of a proportion of the cost of the
linen. - -The control and regulation of
traffic on Front .street la vested In the
United Railways, with the proviso that
Ita regulations must be approved by the
city council. .
. JTo para or Turnouts,
No spur or turnout are to be per
mitted on Front street. This provision
waa Inserted at the" suggestion of Councilman-
Oray and drew forth a sar
castic reference from Sharkey to the
fact that Oray waa In the teaming busl
nesa No cars shall be operated or al
lowed to stand on Front street between
Taylor and Hoyt atreeta except between
the hour of 7 o'clock p. m. and
o'clock a. in. The use of steam loco
motives is expressly .prohibited. . t
(Continued on Page Six.)
.This utterance reads like real humor
in the light of the facts. . If either of
the newspaper twins can substantiate
its claims by the results of (he pro
posed - circulation -. investigation - it
would not incur any expense, because
The-r Journal will - agree - to pay-the
whole expense of the canvass, if its
pa1dclTCulatlOTr1Tior proven" to" be
greater,-than that -of its evening on
temporary, or that , of its morning
t,win. ; ' - '
Reading between the lines. The
Journal's esteemed evening contempo
rary indirectly acknowledges that in
a joint canvass it would be-second rc u I a t ion -race -and.
would, therefore, have to stand the
expense thereof, which seems to send
a cold shiver down its editorial spine,
that is denied the stimulus of a vigor
ous. . circulation so necessary , to a
newspaper in this day and age. r."
ThL Journal eek kindly t ts-eon-
temporary for its frank confession ofJ
Veakness ;in. circulation, as well as
For the dread that appears to pervade
the - whole establishment -when - it
comes to risk of parting With 'its
money In a fair and square canvass as
proposed. -'... r -i - -'The
live advertiser seeks the paper
of largest paid circulation and is en
titled to know beforehand what, he
is to get for his money. The Journal
pledges itself to deliver the goods and
in no case to accept the money other
wise, than according to its claims and
promises based upon its proved paid
circulation. Will its contemporaries
openly state as much
Street FrarichiseFight-as
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Motion.. Mad td Quash Indict
ments Against Western Fed-,
' Caldwell Court. V
(Koerlal nitnatra to "The Joanul.)
courts atCaldwell thla morning at
torney for the Western Federation of
Miners filed several objection) to-, the
Indictments- returned aalnst Moyer,
Haywood and- Petti bone, oharging them
with tho murder of ex-Governor Btuen
enberg. A motion was made to, quash
the Indictment, and a motion to strike
the indictment from the - Ale on - the
charge that Governor Gooding,- County
Attorney Van Duyn and Attorney Haw
ley bad entered into a conspiracy, with
the governor-of Colorado - to kidnap the
defendants, bringing- them from their
home to Idaho without giving them op
portunity to avail themselves of . their
constitutional rights. k
. It I also charged that after the grand
jury was Impaneled Foreman Moss went
to Boise and had a-eenaoltadon-wtth the
governor and Attorney. Hawleyi In which
he expressed opinions prejudicial to the
defendants. -Objection la taken to.. the
Indictment . a being Illegally , found by
the. grand Jurjr, which waa unlawfully
summoned and Impaneled. ' ,
: . Attorney for the prosecution - de
manded a hearing on the motion and
charges . and that, -Vltaesaea- be -um-mond:
to testify: The court: set ' the
Ume for the hearing tomorrow at :
o'clock, when the evidence will be heard
and sennatlonal.j roceedlnga aA attUoln
pated... ' - '- - .
Attorney -flswle'l 4ndlgnan at the
action taken by the defendants' coun
sel and characterised the charges made
as being bused, on a tissue jot, outrag
eous falaehooda, made for the sole pur
pose of prejudicing the case in favor of
the defendants , and bringing ..discredit
upon the prosecution, g , V i
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, t (Journal Special . Be Ice.) ' . -. -
New York,. March IS. Traveling
under an assumed -nameto "see the
sight of New York" and 'drifting four
daya In and out of the various cafes
and -, resort In the tenderloin. , to be
finally overtaken by death from acute
alcoholism, is the traglo story of James
C.- Conant, a wealthy - Pittsburg cafe
proprietor and -theatrical man. He
drank to absinthe frappea a day for four
days. Dr. John Joyce ' treated Conant
Tuesday In a house ' at - West - Hlxty
eighth street for alcoholism and was
summoned today to treat him again,' but
found htm dead.
Despite the evidence of death from
alcoholism the . police are investigating
a story of a quarrel Conant had at the
Hotel Navarre with two women. During
the quarrel one of the women Is said to
have drawn a revolver.
(Journal apodal Tlre.)
New York, March IS. Lawrence Rog
ers, who made a complaint relative to
a plot to aaaasslnata Dr. Parkhurat,
confessed to perjury yesterday after
noon., lie said' the story was a fabrica
tion from the start and made In the hope
of securing a life poettlon from the
doctor.-' Roger is held for further In
vestigation, ,
(Journal Hper-tal liulu,)
. Ban Francisco, March 1. The trans
port Thomas arrived this morning from
Manila by way of Japan and Honolulu.
She brought a few troops and many pas-.j
cengera - The Thomas In scheduled to
saIlagalnfor . theFhlllpplnes. in: ten
daya with troopa
(Journal gpeHal r !'
Riverside, CaL. March IS: Mrs. W.
B. Corey, wlte -of -the steal --asagnate..
who Is here, refuses to be Interviewed
today. Rain prevented the party -from
leaving today. It is believed she In
tends to Join her husband at Pittsburg,
but all In the party ar elam-llke.
- I ImimiI etwlal
"Cincinnati. March 1. Johann Most,
the anarchist, is dangerously 111 at tho
home of a friend In torn city. While
the nature of hi aliment is unknown
his condition la said to be extremely
critical. -."'."'.
- -
"";.', selae. Brows as Asp ta wall. ,
. manalrh la Tb. JniiraaLI
oWtnnls. Waah.. March IS. The boaiil
of control haa selected Claude C AapU-
wsll- of this elty to aot as. permanent
secretary of -the. board, and jsmr .
Brown, the well-known newspaper-man,
Criminal -Court in .District .of
Colqmbia Today .Overrules
. gon Congressman.
Accused Statesman Not Present m
Court Represented by Attorneys
Will Ask for Permission Monday
to Make a Special Appeal, or for
B01 o! Particolars. "
' (Jos real Spadal ga ce. ' -t
"Washington. March IS. In tho crimi
nal court today argument was heard on
the, demurrer filed agaiimt- the Indict
ment of Representative Binger. Hermann
of Oregon. - Mr. Hermann is charged
with destroying - certain oflclal letters
concerning that affairs of tho United
States general land .-office. Too- de
murrer was overruled. - l -- -
1 be arUBMiK at MermaAn ease
eonsuiaed tw bears. H. Preeoott Ust-
ley and A- . Worthlngten. appearing
for Ueraaann-wh vaa-mt prMtOI, Dlit
trlet AvtorneyBkr beta. iSUa If
Jaase. Atkins. . Hermann's counsel at
length, attacked, tho ludiotmcnt on the
round that it epecitlcaliy al
lege ths destruction of any known
recorda and that M did not furnish any
description of the books alleged to have
been destroyed: ana saiuaea to in a in
dictment as "public- records." ,
The Oovrmfnent ,; briefly contended
that the indictment sufficiently charged
a violation of .section 6.408 of the Re
vised Btatutea and furnished as rull a
description of the books as the grand
jury oodld give. i .
- Judge Gould, in overruling the de
murrer, said -that the Indictment ap
peared to sufficiently establish " the
Character of the records - destroyed,
namely, that they were "public recorda,"
but he believed that the indictment
might more-specifically describe the
books and their ontents,ao-tha-Her-mann
might know exactly on what his
prosecution will rest. - However, the
court held that the first consideration
outweighed the second and he overruled
the demurrer: . ...
' District Attorney Baker then asked
that the case be. set for trial on April
S. but Hermann'! attorney asked that no
action be taken before Monday,' when
they will either ask permission to make
a speciul appeal or ask for a bill of par
ticulars more definitely describing the
letter-books destroyed. The case went
over Monday.
Bride of Wealthy Texas Cattle
man Given Pittance to Sup
port Self and Baby.
uournsi special Berwus-i
t.- r-.i u.n-h IS -Walter
It Jonea. a cattleman of western .Texas
and New Mexico, reputed to be worth
1600,000, has been made defendant In
an action for maintenance in the supe
rior court by his wife. She alleges that
although ahe Is a bride of less than one
year, her hueband has cut down her al
lowance to 40 cento a day and with that
urn shets-expeete n feed snd clothe
herself, her Infant daughter and her
The couple were married last July at
Deming,- New - Mexico, It waa not-a
love match. Their child was born in
February. Jones sent his wife to Ixs
Angeles snd finally followed her her.
He ltvrT at the best hotels and his wife
lived in- two . small rooms until he
bought a house for her. - He allowed
her IS a week for a time,, but a few
has allostanca to 40
cents a day. ,The; wife avers that her
husband has more money man n can
apend and aaks that he be compelled to
- ,-ik.i,. ha. amnfwirt at the rate
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of not leas than 1600 a month and pro-
via uer. s .siu uuus. uuiuv
.' ' (Jflitrsat Bpeelsl SerTlra. r '
Cincinnati, March li. Judge Ferris
today , refused to grant an Injunction
to the Campbell A Perkins company
against Its employe, who are member
-. .,, t .tk.. Wnrra' union, derlar.
Ing' that while tho employers hod the
right to hire and discharge whom they
saw 'fit. the. employes also had th
rlght to quit with or without reaoon.
and also alt that the law gives the
men lte rights of organisation- for any
thing they-can-do as Individuals, and
MM further thet even picketing under
ertaln restrlctlcm -aas legal.' :., ,
It Looms to the Onlooker Today.
Chairman of, Oregon Republicans
' : Denies .Statement That He . .
- Is in Washington Seek
ing Collectorship.
(Wathlnttoa. Bureau laa Journal!
Washington. March IS. Chairman
linker was sskud today If his mission
lieie was not to seute th-rttirtnn eol
lcctorshlo of. the Port of. Portland and
If he counted on National ChatrmsuN
Cortelyou's help to get tho place. In
reply Baker said:-' - -. "
The report that I am here to secure
tho collectorship -Is absolutely un
founded, and the report that I am l'ont-master-treneral
Cortelyou's eholcn for
the position la absurd. Senator Fulton
will name the collector-when the time
comes, but certainly not before Patter
son's term expires. I am not here In
my own1 Interest or the Interest of any
candidate for office; my mission being
simply on behair"or-tn Briit commit
tee, la- arranging for "the June- cam
paign. '
'I. have, no Idea of applying . for, of
fice; In fact, my private interests will
preclude me from even serving chair
man of rha state committee, longer than
my present term." ,
- Mr. Baker Is most -dellghtilly mys
terlous. , Ho mokes the usual protests
and the .usual ' denials. but swearing.
he u us Or oonsent. It Is . nevertheless
within th bounds of possibility that ho
will consent lust the same.' v
' Hi political associates having -noted
4 m;eij; ,pes-.'-.w,Sfjn'-mw-tendod
Ins -e(Tort as ntat. ohiUrntaB
were attxiona to bar lilm retain that
Job. But he himself says that tho. pros-
sure of his private buainasa is so great
he oannot consent, and yet there are
few men whose leisure la more abundant
than Mr. , Baker'a. Fnrthermore. the
usual . plan in politics la promotion.
Baker did yeoman service a chairman:
why should he not be retired into a soft
.-Then, after it all, if his. great and
good friend. National Chairman Cortel
you, who from his own experience could
best appreciate th brilliant work done
by (Oregon's state chairman, .and so ap
preciating ahould Insist that . he i be
given recognition in tb shape of the
colleotornhjp of customs, could Mr" Ba
ker;, so approached, afford to decline an
ofTee tendered with auch delicacy, defl
nlteness and lellghtful insistence? - The
Journal would scarcely like to answer
auch a question in the negative.
(Special Dtipatek ts The Journal.)
Tacoma, Waah., March 18. W. A.
Holland, a middle-aged contractor, who
came here from Lewi-ton a year ago,
wa found hanging to a tree dead, near
the High School building, thl morning.
Holland had been out of work for six
months and was despondent. He disap
peared from his home three day ago
snd search hns been under way for him.
lie leaves a wife and one child.
(Journal gpeelal Herri re.)
New York, March 1. Clifford Jones,
in custody of Los Angeles police of
ficer., wanted in California for steal
ing aiimond pins. Is here today await
ing extradition. Ha was arrested at
Buffalo In -company , wllh bin alleged
wife, Stella Murray. ..The man and
woman will be taken west- -
- urramii npvrisu rrrvsrw,!
no work this nromlng. Fight are bo
Ing made In the committee. The scale
committer- ha deetrteti to reply- to the
anthraelte operators' refusal to yield' to
their demands. ' '
r Froposed Uquor BUI. '.
r (Journal Special aervlce.l
Washington, March 1. The . house
committee on Judiciary today began
"treartngs OTT-'th-' "tnflllver'.llejihuPn lliiuor I'i
bill. The hearings, which are to last
five days, are confined to member of
the house and senate.
The Sunday
; Very few liible "students of Oregon have read
of the recent discovery of important records. The
Sunday Journal will have a special pSKe, illustralctl
in color, that will be of interest to every Bible stu
dent. The record of what is known as Joseph's
famine have been unearthed and the story they re
veal is niost interesting. - A grave" of the rixodus
1'haraoh-has also been discovered and these two
with several other , important discoveries rnaVc an
article of value to every one interested in'iY
hitory. . .... , - ... , "
- The Sunday 'Journal in .addition 'to ; this ffeat
Head-on Into - Leadvil Ie Local : Near : : r
Frightful Scenes of Horror as Passengers
l Roast : Slowly to Death Before Eyes of
Beaver, March 1 C B nil etia. Aa official statsmeat issued at tks ofTlo.
in, this eity of tb Zeaver si mio Oraads railroad this afteraooa says uvt as
over IS wars killed aad SO injured la ths Adobe wreek. " r
(Jonrnal apectal SerrlraJ -
Denver, Col., March 18. One of the
I mow disastrous, w reeks 4n-r t he -history
A. Kto orande raiiroHrt at Aaooe aiauon.
four miles eaat of Florence, at 2:29
o'clock, this morning, when the ITtalv
Calllorcia eX-presa, a double-headtjr," col
lided head-on In a snowstorm with the
Lead Wile local. It la reported thst SO
passengers were, killed, though th ex
act number may never be known, as the
cara containing the. victims were en
tirely destroyed by fir and 25 were
Injured. ...
The two passenger trains loaded with
human freight running at a hlgh.rate of
speed met, with terrific, force : on a
curve. The locomotive, baggage, the
smoker of both, train' were overturned,
while ths rest of th coaches were piled
In awful confusion; nhe sleeping - cara
alone escaping destruction, das tanks
exploded and in a few minutes the en
tire mass of wreckage was a seething
cauldron of flames while dosens of help
less passengers pinned In the dobrls
roasted slowly to death In slght of
would-be rescuers and survivors.'
Usk jht Order,
The wreck Is due to a miscarriage oi
orders. It Is said, by dispatchers at aomo
division point. Relief trains were made
up as soon as the new reached Den
ver and assistance waa rushed from
Denver, Pueblo and Florence. Oeneral
Manager Rldgeway. who waa directing
the clearing of snow blockades at
Alamosa, rushed aboard a special train
to the scene. A doien injured were
taken to Pueblo.
Engineer William Hollls and his fire
man, Consullette, were killed and an
other fireman, J. H. Smith, escaped by
Jumping, but waa badly hurt, express
Messenger McCartland was badly in
jured, pinned down under the wreckage
and burned to death while friend Blood
helplessly by. They threw anow over tho
man trying T to aav - him - and -extln.
gulshed the flames, but all efforts
failed. . ,
The majority of the dead passengers
were In the forward coach of the west
bound train. How many dead there are
will probably never be definitely known,
as thla car, with ten others, was entirely
consumed. Railroad auditors are pre
paring a report of the dead and injured.
Impact Waa Terrific
The Impact of the collision wa ter
rific. , Th passengers were hurled In
every direction and those who escaped
Into the bllxu ird suffered severely from
exposure. The rocky , character of the
country where the wreck occurred;
with the dnrknes and th blinding snow
atorm. added to the difficulty of the
situation. The -greatest confusion en
sued after the first lull fulluwlng-the
.crash and the groans of the Injured were
added to the escsped steam or in
weeckerf - locomotives. The Jar ward
poach of the westbound train was tele
souped -aaut-the-othercars. reduced to
wreckage. One after another the gas
4nnks underneath th coaches exploded
und soon the scene was brilliant with
a. stare of th burning oeuris.
Many heart-rending - scenes occurred
nt the -wreck according to survivors.
One man who waa badly hurt and pm-
ineit nr. ij.-e a-rodV-beKKwn ins auitra .ia
help him, but they trie In-valn. The
flames reached" the spot and he said: "I
am too badly hurt to wont to Itv.
t f tt tft
journal for Bible-Students
article contains no end of good thing to Intercut
and injrtruct the reader. There is something to suit
the taste of every one. For the women are the
fashions and Mrs. Symes beauty helps. For the
children are the comic, pages snd other features
while for the business men and student are artu l. s
that they will read with interest. -Very few l.i.i
m n iiiov of the possibilities of tra .'- 1 1 . -
or the amaxing resources of lhat en- . ry. i -
Sunday Journal
writer which will
man who wants
A man and hfw wife were trying Ui
get out of a. window when a rod fraught
them and", pinned them fast.-
alive with their child. Rescuer tools
the hand of the man and pulled him
from 1te.. wrerkairec' Tho flesh cam' off
of .tho bones and be burned to death
second later. - -
r Dr. Frank Cochens, who wss aboard
one of the. train, performed heroic serv- -lcea
Alderman- Clarence W. J one of
Florence and W. W. Davi of Leadvllie
were passengers on the fatal car on tho
westbound train, but escaped In some -'
miraculous manner uninjured They -..
were th only persons on this crowded u
car who were uninjured and cannot ac
count for. their escape. '
.Nothing remains t ha wrecked cara -but
blackened timber, twisted rod and
piles of . human ashea. Relief train
carrying physician . were sent from
neighboring towns a quickly as pos
sible and everything was dona to aid
the injured but a majority eera beyond
assistance before help arrived. Tho In
jured and those of the dead whoso
bodies were recovered were carried up
it he track and laid In row until tho
relief train - arrived, when they were
taken aboard and cared for. ; -Sleeplag
Oars Xaoap.
The westbound passenger was a full
train mad up of ten coachea. besides
baggage, mail and express cars snd
required two engines to haul It over '
the heavy mountain grade. The local .
waa composed of three coaches and a
baggage car. Several of those who
were not killed outright were so terri- -..
bly injured that they died before they
could be removed from the debris. Most
of the dead were unrecognisable. Arms -and
legs are dlaraembered la several
Instances and In many cases only -charred
embers.-remain of ..what war .
once human beings. -
Officials who- have been on- tho- seen
since early morning wire that they eatfc
mate the dead at SO and the injured et ,
2i. It will be perhaps months before)
sn accurate list of those who lost their '
lives Is complete and tho chances ar It
will never be finished as there msy not
remain, anything more than ashes or
charred and dismembered fragments t
Identify any of th victim.
Flame Followed Crash.
All the sleeping cara were saved, their '
occupants being uninjured. But tor tho
fire destroying the coaches before those
In them could escape. It Is believed ths
loss of life would have been small.
The - throe engines are . completely
wrecked, but the survivors state that
the shock was comparatively slight .to
the standard coaches ia tho rear of th -California
fL.'H. Rosq of Denver, one of the mall
clerks who- escaped. though badly
burned,, states: "I felt the shock and
knew that' something waa wrong. " Be-"
fore we could get out tha roach In the
rear of us was in flames and th mall
car wa on fire."
Grant Kelker of Pueblo, who wa
engineer of the second engine of the
west-bound train, saved- . himself by
Jumping. He state that as' he reached
the ground-It seemed a If all the debris
burst Into flames at once. ...
Many-heewVe rescues - were made-
tho . survivors. . One man entered the
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