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VOL. XL, NO. 241.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1893.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS,
u m m
The race is not always to the
wise, but the Vigilant is sure to win
on mnuor on tne seas, uash, one
price and low expenses, and being
Vigilant enables us to sell Men's
and Boys' Clothing, Hats, Caps
Boots and Shoes, Furnishing goods,
Trunks, Valises, Umbrellas, Macin
toshes, Gum and Oil Clothing, Etc.,
;it prices 16 to 33 less than else
flSTMon's and Boys' Clothing
at 25 per cent, less than regular
prices until furth.es notice.
Reliable One Trice Clothier and Hatter,
COO, C02 Tbird Street, Opposite Foard & Stokes', Astoria, Or.
Two Passenger ' Trains Crasn Fa
Snecfl into Each Other. "
TWENTY-SIX - V7EEE KILLED
A Sluplil Blunder of an Engineer Bring
boat an Appalling; Calamity and
a Fearful HoloeauRt.
We have a full supply of -
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES
To be sold at the American Book Com
pany's price list.
A big reduction from last year's prices.
GRIFFIN & REED.
CALIFORNIA WlfJE HOUSE,
FINE WINES AND LIQUORS
, I Lore niade arrangements for supplying any brand of
wines in quantities to suit at lowest onsli figures. The
trade and families supplied. All orders delivered free
A. W. UTZINGER,
Main Street, Astoria, Oregon.
Battle Creek, Mlcli., Oct. 20. A fright
ful wreck and holocaust occurred early
this morning on the Grand Trunk road
a mile and a half from this place, in
which twenty-five to forty persons lost
their lives, and scores were maimed,
An east-bound special train loaded with
returning World's Fair passengers col
lided with a west bound passenger
train. The wreck took Are and many
of the wounded were pinned beneath
the) broken timbers and twisted iron
and. burned to death. The resnonslbll-
ity for the accident is said to rest with
conductor Scott and Engineer Wooley,
of the east bound train, who disobeyed
orders by not stopping at Nichols to
let the west bound train pass. Twenty-
iuur- ueau Domes nave already been
taken from the ruins, and are terribly
uumeu aim unrecognizaDle. Tne killed
as far aa known, are all eastern people.
Three coaches of the east bound train
were burned completely up. It is sup
posed that fully as many are still in
the wreck as have been taken out.
Fully forty are severely, if not fatally
injured. The east bound train, in which
the loss of life was so friehtful. was
a Raymond and Whitcomb excursion
returning from Chicago, loaded with
passengers for New York and Boston.
. (Later) So far 26 bodies have been
recovered from the wreck. The hod-
les are all so charred that it is im
possible to recognize them
lowing dead are Identified:
C. Van Dusen and wife. Fort Plain.
IN . I .
Miss Warren, Garland, N. Y.
Harry Archbell. and J. F. Archhell.
or i-iew xoi k.
The list of wounded as far as is ob
tainable, at present numbers twentv-
eigiu. moBi ot tne deatns occurred
in one car, which was telescoped in
such a way as to pea the oassemrera
In like rats in a tran. Twentv-five
bodies were taken from this car alone
as soon aa the fire was out. Nearly all
had their heads, arms, or lees hurned
off and were unrecognizable. A hor
rible sight was that of Mrs. Charles
van Dusen, of Fort Plain. N. Y.. who
got half way out of the window, but
her limbs were so fastened that those
who ran to her assistance could not
rescue her, and she was burned tn
death before their eyes.
(Later) The error of one human be
ing, of a man who crouches affrighted
In his prison cell tonight, led to the
greatest railroad holocaust in the his-
head end, which had its front stove
In. None; of the passengers on this
train were injured beyond a severe
shaking up.' On the other train all
the- horror was experienced.
The frail dav eonehea hehlnil tho
taggage car of the Pacific Expre&s
went to pieces. The train was made
up of thirteen coaches, and the first
four of them were telescoped. The
rassengers were caught in their seats
and the general mass of ruins, and, to
add to their misery, the burning lamps
exploded and In a moment the four
ears were a sheet of flames. The Bat
tle Creek fire department did heroic
work. They received the nlorm five
minutes after the accident. The chem
ical was hauled by hand into position,
and the rear of the sleeper "Sabrlnna"
was saved. The third coach of the
express left the trucks and ploughed
right through the second, scraping ail
the seats and passengers along with
it nnd deposited them in a heap In the
north end of the car where most of the
bodies were found.
The bodies were loaded on a flat car
and taken to Battle Creek station and
to undertaking rooms where a morgue
was extemporized, while everything
v-aa done to relieve the remains of
their ghastly appearance. The scene
at the morgue appalled the stoutest
heart The dead were ranged along
side a dark basement which was il
luminated by a feeble, flickering Jet
xnoi a &nrea or clothing waa left on
them, and the remains were so man
gled and disfigured that they resem
bled nothing but ancient mummies
that might have been distorted before
dentil. Some were headless, some arm
less, and all were shrivelled and dis
figured beyond any . resemblance to
The twenty-seventh victim. F. It
SmWh, will be added to the death list
before morning. The rest of the pa-
tlenls were all reported comfortable
and out of danger at midnight.
long we mm
He Treats tne Senate to a Few More I
ward train, made up of cages with
four sleepers In the rear. The last two
cars were telescoped and their inmates
more or less Injured. A dozen were
hurt seriously, and one fatally.
SILVER MEN ARE AT OUTS
Tlioy Cannot Agree among Tliemaclvrs
on the Compromise I'ropoKltlon
and are llarily DUorgnnUrd.'
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Chicago, Oct. 20. Aa Illinois Cen
tral limited train from. New Orleans
loaded with passengers for the World's
Fair, waa wrecked by colliding with .i
coul train at a crossing near Kankake.1
early this morning. A number nf cars
were ditched and smashed. It is al
most miraculous that nobody was kill
ed. Eight of the passengers are ser
NORTHERN PACIFIC'S OFFK'Klifl.
New York, Oct. 20. The new board
of directors of the Northern Pscilic
was organized by the election nf Bray,
ton Ives president ; Robert Harris, vice
president; C. H. Preaeott. of Tncoma.
second vice-president; Geo. 8. Barker,
treasurer; and George H. Earl, secreta
ry. H. W. Pettlt has boon appointed
geneial attorney, and J. A. Barker
Washington. Oct. 20. In the sonnin
wuay voorheos gave notice of an
amendment to the rules to the effect
that when a bill or resolution Is pend
lng aa unfinished business and shall
have been debated on tor thirty days K,M,!ral auditor.
.hiu uny nenunr may move to tlx a THE NEWARK IN RIO.
time for taking a vote thereon.'' Rnnh -
a motion shall not be amendable or ,J!tMt1i;,1",rto(!;' Oot' --Secretary Her
jK(,,, , .. , , bert this afternoon received a cable-
u, it panned, me penning gram from tho captain, of the cruiser
bill or resolution shall be voted on at Newark, reimrtlng his arrival at Klo
ua Janeiro, Brazil. The United Kt.ilcn
government nas two vessels of war
now in the harbor at Rio, the Charles
ton and the Newark. These will soon
ho supplemented by the Detroit.
Wonderful Productiveness Gives
Her a Good Advertisement.
san ranctsco. uct. zo. Official re
peats of the Southern Pacific's freight
ticnartment show that the movement
of J California products for Eastern
points is increasing year bv vear. Bur
The fol- ir.g the pact year and a half tho bat
ante of trade haa been In favor of
California. This is a condition of af
fairs which never existed before now.
The freight going east is double the
amount coming Into the state. An ef
fort will be made this year to market
California apples In the east. The es
timated surplus of the crop here will
te 500 carloads, and the Southern Pa
cific has applied for a rate of one cent
a pound on apples to Chicago. Im
rrjwso quantities of patatoes are being
shipped east, most of them goiug to
BRIBED THE JURY.
Actor M. B. Curtis is Likely to get into
San Francisco, Oct. 20. The Exam
iner oays that ex-State Senator Wm.
J. Dunn and Frank McManus, well
known politicians, were arrested on a
charge of Jury bribing today. They
are charged with unduly influencing
the Jury which acquitted the actor, Al.
J. W. WILLIAMS, Prop.
Jefferson St. - Astor a, Or.
STEAMER R. P. ELMORE
For October it will be the 2nd, Cth, 10th, 14th, 18tb, 22nd, 2Cth ond 30th.
Hie steamer Jt. P. Elmore roniif i,m with Union Paciflp. steamers for Portland
and I lirongfli tieketH are ismicd from Portland to Tillamook Bay points by
luu Union Pacific Co. Ship freight from Portland by Union Pacific
moment's negligence. Two trains, both
laden with passengers, met In a direct
neaa-on collision on the Grand Trunk
railroad at 3:45 this morning In the
suburbs of this city, and that the num-
cer or dead and injured is not four
-,.i ..it? i t n r-. i lulu srelller 1H uue 10 me circumstance
Conducted on the European plan.. Rooms 2o, 50 and 7o cts. that the collision occurred in the bU-
o i r i i. .i iir i i uuroo ui wie city wnere tne trains
OUCCiai rvaies DV tne W eeK Or iViOntn. slackened speed. Twenty-six charred,
- . - I .!...! . 1 J . , . . . ..
uisngureu, ttuu uiirecognizaDje oociies
lie in the morgue tonight, and twenty
seven marred and bleeding victims are
groaning in agony in the Charity Hos
pital. How many of these wounded
may be on the death list tomorrow
none can tell, for the Injuries In many
cases are quite unrathomable to med
ical examination. All that Btirglcal sci
ence can do is being done and the
ctnciais or tne railroad are doing all
that is possible to alleviate the suf
ferings of the victims of this dread
The two trains met face to face.
Both were regular trains, although
each was considerably behind time.
One was a Raymond and Whitcomb
special train returning from the
Worlds Fair, and the other the ree-
Wllf IFAVF FOR TIIIAMnrW FVFRV milR nAVC AQ mi I nA?. t-lar Pacific Express, west bound. Tha
. ... , ' . vui-w..w. engineer of the Raymond and Whit
comb train had positive orders to side
track ror tne express at the siding a
mile east or this city. He ignored his
orders, and six hundred feet beyond
tne siding ne met the east bound train
ft 11 on. Both trains were wrecked and
half the Pacific Express was demolish
ed and burned. The Raymond and
Whitcomb train being composed al
most entirely or heavy sleepers, es
caped serious injury, and none of the
excursionists lost their lives. The en
gineers and firemen of both trains
jumped in time, but twenty-Blx pas
sengers or tne Pacific Express met al
most instant death. The day coaches
in the front part of this train were
telescoped and burned, and of twenty-
six human remains at the morgue to
night conjectures can only be made
as to the Identity of six, twenty re
maining entirely unidentified. The cor-
cner haa numbered each body now In
the morgue consecutively, and has
noted the articles found on each body
that might lead to identification.
The Raymond and Whitcomb train
waa in charge of Conductor Scott, of
this city. Engineer Henry Wooley was
pulling it, and there appears to be no
doubt that Wooley s neglect was the
cause of the accident. The conductor
and engineer received orders here to
meet the Pacific express at Nichols.
Engineer Wocley got his orders at Bat
tle Creek, and getting beyond the
stretch of double track, kept right
ahead at a rattling pace. He met tho
Pacific Express half a mile or less be
low the meeting point made for him.
The Pacific Express waa coming at a
rate of 30 miles an hour. From Nich
ols a curve begins, so that it is Im
possible for either engineer to see the
other until the headlights appeared.
They had scarcely time to reverse and
apply the air brakes and save them
selves as best they could, when, head
cn, the engine came together. The
Raymond and 'Whitcomb train stood
the shock without more than a. shud
der, excepting the baggage car, at the
B. Curtis, of the murder of Policeman
tory of Michigan today, and twentv-1 Grant. A few days ago the Examiner
s:x human lives paid tha penalty of a printed a story to the effect that Mc
Manus and Dunn were trying to force
Curtis to pay therm $8,000, which they
claimed to have expended In securing
his acquittal. This story and its sub
sequent development led to today's ar
rest. Chief of Police Crowley said: ; "I
do not Intend to stop with the arrest
of McManus and Dunn. Several other
people, much higher in the social scale
will soon find themselves in an em
AN INDIAN MURDERER.
Shoots at Four People and Then Makes
for the Woods.
Wlnnemucca, Nev., Oct. 20. A drunk
en Indian Bhot and instantly killed an
Indian squaw, and wounded a colored
woman, a Chinaman," and two other I a recess till 10 o clock tomorrow.
the time fixed.
The president has sent the senate a
message transmitting the report of the
secretary of state In reply to Dolph's
resolution or inquiry concerning the
attitude of China in regard to an ex
tension of time for registration of Chi
nese laborers. The report says "while
the government of China has not for
mally requested that the time for the
registration provided for in the Gearv
law be extended, and while no formal
assurance has been given that, if the
time is extended, the Chinese laborers
in the United States will take out cer-
tiflcates, as provided by the act. the
vninese minister haa more than once
given an assurance that the additional
opportunity to register would afford
his government great satisfaction.
It looked at 4 o'clock today as If the
terms of the democratic compromise
on the repeal bill were settled. At 6
o clock, however, it becamo apixirent
mat an obstacle waa In the way which
would bring the matter to a climax.
There waa a disagreement over the
bond feature and also over the time
at which the repeal of the Sherman
act should take effect. It appears that
the administration members of the
democratic steering committee discov
ered when these points were reached
mat they could not accept them as
provided in the document. It Is con
sidered probable that they made an
effort to have the time for the expi
ration of the Sherman-law fixed- at
the 1st, 1894, instead of January 1st,
1895. It is asserted thot the treasury
ofllcluls said that if the purchase of
sliver bullion should cease In July next
year, it would be possible to preserve
the parity without action upon the
bond question, nnd aa some of the
Ltaunchest repeal democrats are op
posed to the bond proposition, it Is
probablo that there will be an effort in
that direction, reducing the time for
the future existence of the present
law, and tho elimination of the bond
proposition altogether. The conference
came to an end without reaching any
agreement, but with thw understanding
th.it another effort will be made, prob
ably tomorrow Some of the silver
democrats said thit If the steering com
mlttoe did not reach a conclusion by
Monday, they would Join with the re
publicans and .;.'-: i ov.utor (juiin
amendment which extends the Sher
man law until January, 1896, or a ye.tr
longer than the best offered to silver
by the democratic bill. On the other
hand, Hill says that he has already
received assurance of a large vote- for
his proposed cloture resolution on the
democratic side, as sion aa it becomes
apparent that the Bteerlng committee
Peffer, of Kansas, occupied most of
the time in the senate today In a
speech against repeal. At B o'clock he
yielded the floor and the senate took
BEATEN HER SISTER'S TIME.
New York, Oct. 20. Tho steamer
Campania, of the Cunard line, has
broken tha record of her sister ship,
Lueanla. She niHde the westward run
cn this trip in five days, 13 hours and
39 minutes. The best record of tho
Lueanla wna five days, 13 hours and
STILL ANOTHER ACCIDENT.
Garfield, Wash., Oct. 20. A Union
Pacific passenger train for Sjor.e
was ditched hero this afternoon. The
rails vere separated and the track
was badly torn up, but no one was
hurt. The track will not be cleared be
fore tomorrow morning.
ASHORE ON THE ROCKS.
Chatham, Mnss., Oct. 20. The United
Stales gunboat Machlaa went ashore
on Chatham roads this evening. No
communication has taken place with
the Maehlas and therefore the. cause
of the accident cannot yet be assigned.
DIED WITHOUT . A QUIVER: i
DoSmet, S. D., Oct. 20. Nathaniel
Thompson was hanged this afternoon
for the murder of Mrs, Electa J. Bll
ton, on July 4th, 1893. He met his doom
without a quiver. This was South Da
kota's first legal hanging.
COSTELLO WAS BEATEN.
Minneapolis, Oct. 20. Dick Moore de
feated Buffalo Costello In a 20-round
contest tonight before the Twin City
VAN ALLEN IS CONFIRMED.
Washington, Oct. 20. The senate tins
confirmed the nomination of Van Al
len to be minister to Italy, by a vote
of 33 to 22.
Indiana over a pome of cards here to
day, and then divesting himself of all
his clothing and with a breech-loading
shot gun in hand broke for a large
clump of willows about a mile above
tho town. Ofllcers immediately gave
t urstilt with a posse of citizens, and
hcrrounded the willows. In a short
time they discovered the murderer hid
ing half submerged In the water. He
was called upon to surrender, and of
fered no resistance. He was brought
to town and lodged in Jail.
GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE.
TAKING THE BODY SOUTH.
ELMORE, SANBORN & CO., Agents, Astoria!
UNH PACIFIC R. R. COMPANY, Ajrents Portland.
Choice Columbia River Salmon,
THEIR BRANDS AND LOCATIONS.
Jackson, Mich., Oct. 20. After being
out seven hours, the coroner's Jury
which waa investigating the Michigan
Central wreck at thia place last l-rl-
day, returned a verdict finding the
Michigan Central guilty of gross negli
gence in not complying with the city
ordinance relating to the running of
trains. Wm. Whalen. engineer: Con
ductor Webb; Baggage master Trussel,
and Brakeman Veangle were found
guilty of neglect of duty In not opera
ting the brakes In complying with the
company a rules.
Port Townsend, Oct. 20. The remains
of ex-Congressman John K. Lutterell.
United Slates commissioner of fisher
ies for Alaska, who died at Sitka on
October 4 of Bright's disease, arrived
here this morning en route to San
Francisco, where they will be Interred.
They are In charge of the wife ond
son. The deceased waa sixty-two years
of age, and was a member of the Forty
third, i''orty-rourth and Forty-Ilfth
DOINGS IN THE HOUSB.
Washington, Oct. 20. The house hns
passed the bill 'appropriating S33u.000
for urgent deficiencies of the government.
The attorney general has submitted
to the house a communication saying
that tho government haa not been a
party to the receivership proceedings
of the Union Pacific, and he had grave
doubts as to their validity as far as
the United States were concerned.
NEW YORK MARKETS HEALTHY.
CIRCUS TRAINS COLLIDE.
Alierilr.'ii I ki; Co-... Ilwaco ..
Astoria Pk'g Co
Boot!) A I'k'gCo.
Klmore Smnel. .. Aitoria...
(!eorg & Barker ....j Astoria...
i O. nut!i-'ni & Co. 'Astoria...
lAbenleoo PTt' Co
f Antoria Pk'g Co.1
Kinncy'a .,M, J. Kinuey.
John A. Derlln..
I Blark Diamond.
A. Booth & Sons 'Cliiei(fo .
J Magnolia. ..!Kraiore, Sanborn
Astoria . ...
Klemoua!.f!!:::!GcorKe Barker Astoria..
! J.O.Hani horuiCo J. O. Uanthorn Astoria.
J, G Mtyl.r&C.-.
Fisherra -n' Pkg Co...
tag, St. GeorgeI J. CI. ilegler.... . Brook field Wrr
Cutting Pkg Co..
New York, Oct. 20. Tt was returning
confidence In the power of iho wiund
money senators backed by the admin
istration to carry the day that gave
tone and strength to the dealings on
the stock excharge todey. bringing the
bears to cover, Inducing purchasers for
long account, nnd establishing a ma
terial appreciation In values. Under
these influences a healthier tone was
Imparted to speculation than It has
experienced for several weeks.
NEW SCHEDULE FOP. THE V. P.
Omaha, Oct. 20. Within t few weeks
the receivers of the Union Pacific will
go Into court and ask permission to I
make new schedules with several
trades orguni?t; lions engaged on the!
overland system. All the oKl schedules
have been abrogated and new ones
are being prepared as rapidly as pos-l
GATHERING. OF THE CLANS.
Clarksburg, W. Va., Oct. 20. A rear
eud collision occurred near here this
morning on th Baltimore and Ohio
road between two sections of Jiarnum
r.nd Bailey's circus trains. The second
section came around a curve at the
late of 25 miles an hour and without a
minute's warning crashed with terri
ble force Into the rear end of the for-
S. H. Clifford, New Cassel, Wis., was
i ii'.lilod with neuralgia and rheumat
ism, his stomach was disordered, his
liver was affected to an alarming de
ri.ju, appetlto fell away, and he was
terribly reduced In fleHh and strength.
Three bottles of Electric Hitters cured
Kdward Shepherd, Ilnrrlsburg,
111., had a running sore on his leg of
eight years' standing. Used three hot-
lies of Electric Bitters and seven boxes
of Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and his leg
Is sound and well. John Speaker, Ca
tawba, O., had five large fever sores
on his leg. Doctors said ne was in
curable. One bottle of Electric Bitters
and one box of Bucklen's Arnica Salve
cured him entirely. Sold by Chas.
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE TO
Notice Is hereby given by tho under
signed, administrator of the estate of
Mary Ann Adair, deceased, to the cred
itors of and all persons having claims
against the said deceased, to present
I hem w ith the necessnry vouchers,
within six months from the first pub
lication of this notice, to the under
signed, administrator, at his office. No.
4i;j Third street, Astoria, Oregon.
WM. B. ADAIll,
Administrator of the Estate of Mary
Ann Adulr, Deceased.
Dated Oct. 13th, 1893.
A SURE CURE FOR PILES.
Itching Plies a.e known by molstura
llkd perspiration, causing interim liebing
when warm. This form, as well as Blind,
Weeding or I'rotruutng, yiniu at onee to
Dr. Hosanko's Pile Remedy, 'which sots
directly on the parts affected, absorbs,
tumor, allays Itching and effects a
permanent cure. 60a. Druggist or mull.
Circulars free. Dr. Bosanko, 32) Arch
!ii-wt, Philadelphia, Va. bul.i by J. w.
Wanted Second-hand grain packs.
Will pay fi per hundred. Fisher Bros.,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Chicago, Oct. 20. Tomorrow is Man
hattan day at the fair, and great
crowds are pouring in from the eaatl
over an the railroads.