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THE DALLES, OREGON. THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1896,
THE SCENE OF GRIEF
Removing Bodies of Victims
of the Victoria Disaster.
THE LOSS OF LIFE GREATER
It la Now Estimated That Nearly Two
Hundred rraon Went
Victoria, May 27. Thousands of sor
rowful friends and relatives crowded
around the approaches to the bridge
where the terrible accident occurred yes
terday, which cost over 60 lives, eagerly
scanning each body as it was brought to
laud. Mothers, crazed by the loss of
husbands or children, attempted to jump
into the water in their eagerness to res
cue their loved ones. As body after
body was brought to the shore crowds
rushed forward to search each mangled
face, dreading the possibility that it
might be that of some oue -whom they
hoped bad escaped from the death trap.
Twenty person's known to bave been
on the bridge at the time of the accident
are missing, and it is supposed that they
have perished. The car register shows
90 fares, and it is probable that over 125
people were on board.
On the surface of Victoria arm strug
gling people fought to gain the snore.
Strong men and frail women battled for
their lives. Husbands emerged from the
wreckage, only to find that their wives
bad gone down to death. Children were
carried down by those who were
stronger, and fathers who bad struggled
from beneath the timbers and debris of
the bridge and car and carriages re
turned to their doom in a vain endeavor
to rescue their babes.
The waters of the arm for yards around
were dyed red with "blood, and floating
out to sea sent corpse after corpse, borne
on by the tide.
The shrieks of men, the screams of
women and children filled the air and
nerved the crowds of rescuers on to feats
that endangered life and limb.
The number of carriages lost aud the
foot passengers carried down in the
wreck cannot be learned. It is claimed
by many that fully 200 persons went
down with the span, and that more than
balf of them perished. The accident oc
curred so quickly that nobody has a
very clear recollection of what trans
The rescue of some of the victims was
under circumstances almost miraculous.
Among those saved were Mr. and Mrs
Foster, of Seattle. Foster stood on the
outside of the electric car and his wife
was seated within. When the car went
down be jumped and dived. Coming up
and catching a bridge timber, he saw a
lady rise near him and seized ber. She
was a Victoria woman, who bad accom
panied himself and wife. . Then he saw
his wife's cloak appear upon the water,
He called to a man to save her, and not
in vain, for the man swam to Mrs. Fos
ter's rescue and bore ber to the land.
Superintendent J. Wilson, of the Can
adian Pacific railroad telegraph, was
driving a' carriage containing bis wife
and five children directly behind the ill
fated car. His vehicle was swept down,
and In a moment the entire family were
struggling in the water. With rare
presence of mind Mr. Wilson succeeded
in saving bis wife and fonr children
The fifth child, a little boy, was wedged
beneath some wreckage and drowned.
A. MOST FIENDISH CRIME.
Six Parsons Brutally Shot and Backed
. to Death.
San Josk, Calif., May 27. The most
horrible crime in the history of the
conntv was perpetrated at Campbell, a
email place about six miles southwest of
this city, this morning.
Colonel R. P. McGlincev and wife.
their daughter, Mrs. James Dunham,
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
A . s
James Wells, a son of Mrs. McGlincev,
a hired woman, Minnie Shesler, and a
hired man, James Briscoe, were killed
by James Dunham, a son-in-law of Col
onel McGlincev, who made bis escape.
About midnight a neighbor by the
name of Page beard the report of shots
in the direction of the McGlincey home.
Almost immediately 'thereafter there
came the sound of galloping hoofs on the
county road. Hurriedly dressing, Page
preceeded to the home of the McGlin
cey s and was horrified to find the body
of Mr. McGlincey lying in an outhouse
in a pool of blood. Entering the house'
he found the bodies of James Wells,
who had been shot; Mrs. McGlincey
and her daughter, who had been stabbed
to death by the assassin, and the hired
man and girl, who had been hacked to
death with a batchet. The interior of
the rooms where the bodies of the vic
tims lay were bespattered with blood,
and there was every evidence to show
that the dead had made a desperate
struggle for their lives.
Page, finding that all were beyond
help, proceeded at once to notify the
authorities in this city, and word was
immediately telephoned to officers in all
parts of the county to be on .the lookout
for the assassin. A large number of
officers and men left immediately for
the scene of the murder.
The family waB one of the best known
in the -valley, Colonel McGlincey being
piominently Identified with the fruit
business. The McGlincey home is in
the midst of the most beautifnl and
prosperous section Of Santa Clara county,
a region of orchard homes. .
Campbell is known as the prohibition .
town of Santa Clara county, and is
largely settled by prosperous Easterners,
such as have built up Pasadena, Bed-
lands, Pomona and other towns in
Southern California. . ,
At 3 a. m. an officer returned to the
city from the scene, and in an interview
said: . "The scene at the McGlincey
borne is one -fearful almost beyond de
scription. In a room was found Wells.
Evidently a terrible .struggle had taken
place between Wells andthe assassin.
Wells was shot two or three times, blood
was splashed all over the room, and be
fore leaving his victim the assassin Lad
fired his clothing. In the' reception
room no bodies were found, but the fur
niture was literally smashed into frag
ments, showing that a fearful fight had
taken place there. The furniture in the
dining-room was also demolished. Ad
joining the dining-room was the apart
ment occupied by Mrs. McGlincey.
There she was found, literally slashed to
pieces with a hatchet. Blood was every
where, and, as in the room of Wells,
there were evidences of a terrible strug
gle having taken place between the wo
man and her fiendish son-in-law. The
other victims were found in other apart
The last seen of Dunham he was rid
ing rapidly toward San Jose on a buck
skin horse with a heavy Mexican saddle.
Family troubles are said to have caused
The only being in the house who es
caped alive was a baby one month old,
the child of Mrs. Dunham and the al
Colonel McGlincey was one of the
California commissioners to the world's
fair at Chicago.
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A TORNADO AT ST. E.OTJIS.
EBormoni Lftst of Cire and Property--Steamers
Sunk with All on Board.
St. Louis. May 27. A tornado blow
ing at the rate of 80 miles an hour,
struck St. Louis at 5:15 this evening
and raged for half an hour with great
fury. Many buildings were blown down
and Beveral river steamers sunk with all
onboard. -The hospitals are full of in
jured -and the morgue contains many
dead, while numerous slain lie every
where among the ruins of the demol
ished buildings. A portion, of the Eades
bridge is destroyed. The' grand stand
at the fair crounds, and the woman's
portion of the jail were blown down.
The Waters-Pierce oil works are burning
and buildings in various sections of the
town are on fire. At East St. Louis the
damage seems the greatest. H. C. Rice,
the Western Union manager at the re
lay depot, climbed across the demolished
bridge and reported the National hotel
the Tremont bouse, the Martell house,
the DeWolf cafe, the Hazell Milling
company's mill, Horn's cooper shop and
a great many dwellings east of there as
far as Fifth street gone and many
people-, killed. The Baltimore & Ohio
and Vandalia round-houses, the Stand
ard oil worke, the East St. Louis and the
Crescent elevators and - twelve freight
houses on the levee "demolished. . The
Grand Republican and several more ex
cursion steamers, with all on board, are
reported sunk in the river and all steam
ers on the levee have gone down.
A rough estimate' would place the
number killed and wounded at 1,000.
Both the Western Union and Postal
Telegraph companies lost every wire out
of the city, which is in total darkness.
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In th Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for
: y flbco County.,- , :, -
Ralph P. Keye, PJidnUff, v, ' .
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O 1 Taylor, Sarah K. Taylor, State of Oregon as
trustee for the use 01 the common school
Fund of Wasco County, Oregon, John Barger.
Joseph A. Johnston, C. W. Cather and the Col
umbia River Fruit Company, a corporation,
To O. I). Taylor, Sarah K. Taylor, State of Ore
gon as Trustee for the use of the Common
xSehorl Fund of Wasco County, Oregon, John
Harper, Joseph A. Johnston, C. VV. Cather, de
fendants: in the name of the State of Oregon, You are
hereby required to appear and answer the com
plaint tiled against you in the above entitled
suit within ten da?s from the date of the service
of this summons upon you, if served within this
county; or if erved within any other county of
this state, then within twenty days from the
date of the service of this summons upon you ;
or if Berved upon you by publication, then on or
before the first day of the next regular term of
this Court, and if you fail so to answer, for want
then of, the plaintiff will take judgment aguim-t
you and apply to the Court for the relief piayed
for in his complaint. .
This summons i served upon you, the said
defendent. Joseph A. Johnston, pursuant to an
order made and entered in the above entitled
court bv the Judge of tbe above entitled court
on the 6th day of April, 1896.
HUNTINGTON & WILSON,
api8-i Attorneys for Plaintiff.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE.
Notice is harebv given that the undersigned,
administrator of the estate of C V. Lane, de
ceased, will, on Saturday, the 20th day of June,
1896, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of said day, ar
the front door ot the county courthouse in
Dalles City, Wasco County, Oregon, sell at pub
lic auction, to the highest bidder, for cash in
hand, the following described real estate, be
longing to the estate of said deceased, to-wit:
Lot two (2) in Block two (2) in Balrd's Addi
tion to tbe town of Antelope, Wasco County,
Oregon, being 47 feet by 100 feet between Main
and Baird streets, and also a stri 0 of land -47 feet
by 100 feet in Baird's First Addition to sld town
of Antelope, adjoining said lot No. two (2 on the
west, and both saM parcels of land taken to
gether and as a whole being 47 feet in width by
200 feet in length and lying and being 1 ituat d
between Main and Baird streets in said town of
Antelope, raid sale will be made subject to
that certain mortgage given by said deceased to
Francis M. Dial, recorded In book "V Kecords
of Mortgages for Wasco County, Oregon, at
page 270; said mortgage being dated January
7th, 1893, and upon which there la .now oue
about the sum of 11600.
Dated this 18th day of May, 1896.
Administrator of the estate of C. V . Lane,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Omci at The Dalles, Or ,(
May 4, 1896. J
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has tiled notice of his intention to
commute and make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made before
the Register and Receiver at Tbe Dalles, Oregon,
on June 10, 1896, viz:
Frederick W. Wilson,
Hd. E. No. S279, tor the Lots 1, 2 and 3, ec 8, Tp.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuona residence upon, and cultivation
of, aaid land, viz: Edward F. Sharp, J. F. 6 Un
lets, Edward M. Wingate, William H. Butte, all
of The Dalles, Or.
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