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   Algona Republican (Newspaper) - August 17, 1887, Algona, Iowa                                THE STARR A Epitome of the INTERESTING NEWS were eight incendiary fires THEUB were eight incendiary fires on the 9th at which caused a loss of about Fuy lost foot of lumber by one of tho A FIHE on tho Oth at Grand destroyed a plan ingmill and eight Total THE wheat crop in Minnesota and Da kota proved on tho th to be tho largest on record and superior in quality to any gath ered since THE fortyfirst annual session of tho Teniplava of Honor and Temperance was opened on the Oth at BUILDING operations in Milwaukee were generally suspended on tho owing to a strike of hodcarriers for higher THE United States Land Office on the Jth gavo official notice that twentyone thou sand acres of the land of the Sioux City Paul land grant will bo thrown open to public entry on and after September but that all rights and claims of actual settlors on this land will be an old lady of nged eightyscvon was fatally burned on the Oth while attempting to light a gas FOUEST fires were rapidly spreading on the Oth in Northern Michigan and Wiscon A vast amount of timber and other property had been and many towns and villages were in danger of de Thousands of men were fight ing tho Unless rain soon fell tho losses would reach an appalling aggre Tho village of had been nearly wiped out of In portions of Illinois prairie fires were immense JKKRY a condemned Louis cheated tho gallows on tho Oth by cutting an artery in his left NEAU on the Oth a mob of striking miners attached tho men who had taken thoir and before peace was restored fifteen pjrsons had been in two of them Several of the rioters were THE street commissioner and fourteen councilmon of were arrested on tho Oth and hold to bail for failing to keep tho streets in order and to abate THE Lincoln homestead at was on the Oth transferred to the in compliance with the provisions of a law enacted by the last General As THE American Agricultural Association besan it first session at Columbia Col New the THE cost of tho silver bullion consumed in the dollar coinage during tho fiscal year ended June was and the number of silver dollars coined was THE slaughtering department and tank room of Sinclair packing house at Cedar were burned on the EXCITEMENT was caused on tho 9th among the farmers in Jefferson by the appearance of a disease thought to be Many cattle had died and numbers were Ktcrr was killed by lightning in his place of business nt on the and several buildings were struck and consumed by CIIAKLES arrested on a charge of assassinating James survey or of Logan was taken from the jail of that at and lynched on the THE eighth annual convention of tho Photographers Association of America began in the Exposition building in Chica go on the TUUEE persons wore fined in Washing ton on the Oth for swearing on the THE failures were announced on the Oth of the Kentucky Lithographing of and of the Louisville Sunday THOMAS an jumped from his bulloon at Rockuway on the and fell a dis tance of eleven hundred feet in safety by the aid of a AT various points in Wisconsin and Min on the 10th wind did a vast amount of unroofing carrying away killing cattle and ruining the corn in hundreds of A number of persons were killed by TIIUEE firemen wore crushed to death by jfalling walls of burned buildings in Louis on the and four others were in one THE forest fires in Northern Michigan were extinguished by rain on the The aggregate losses were very Rains had also broken the drought in the Madison and Cedar Rapids THE Rocky Mountain locust was on the 10th destroying crops in the Northwest THE imports of iron and steel to the States during the twelve months ended July 1 amounted to gross being the largest on record except during the fiscal year terminated July THE building at occupied by Monroe and Cropley shoe and nine dwellings were burned on the creating u loss of atono time a popular was taken from the jail at on the 10th by a mob and banged for killing James IT was announced on the 10th that anew secret to be known as The Broth in many respects similar to the Knights of had been formed in Bos Tho organization does not believe in but favors fighting with the CHRISTIAN of New on the 10th attempted to rescue bis deaf son from in front of a railroad but tho locomotive cumo upon him too and father and son were crushed to JAMES a who assault ed a woman noar was captured on the 10th Ly armed men near Uecatur and after confessing thu ADVICES of the 10th say Unit the recent freshets in South Carolina destmiyed lit teeu thousand acres of rice on thu Caro lina side of the Savannah A PUAilUE fire on the evening of the 10th destroyed Weber a school building and several houses at Au a Ciiuago causing a loss of over Nour tho Stock Yards an other fire burned over a district thruc yuarters of a mile wide and a mile STEPHEN a and a both over sixty yuurs of were thrown 1runi a buggy on ilin 10th near receiving THE Order of American Fire was 01 giittizod at New York ou the luth and i constitution adopted which restricts the membership to white The color lino was drawn in order to meet the wishes of Southern TUB National Agricultural Department on the 10th reported a falling off of seven points in corn during the past ow ing to Spring wheat was in low and oats were slightly under tho while barley promised nn nvorngo The loss in rotntoos dur ing tho past thirty days was figured at twenty tier of tho prospective while tho fruit and hay crops wore very EAHLY on the morning of tho 10th two Springfield officers pursued a sup posed and Edward Mahor fired at Tho ball struck a brother Henry Def who was mortally The horsethief proved to be a countryman going for a THREE mon were killed and three others fatally injured on the llth by falling threo hundred foot into tho shaft of the Cleve land mine at AT a crossing noar on the llth Ed McDuff and Hugh McDonald were killed by a A on tho llth of shaft 1 of Iho Ashland noar killed throo mon and fatally wounded a THREE negro preachers In a wagon woro struck by a train on tho llth near New and all were DISPATCHES received in Chicago on the llth from points in Wiscon Indiana and Missouri announced heavy breaking the drought that had proved so disastrous to ONE of the most appalling railway dis asters on record occurred at a late hour on tho night of the 10th on the Peoria Western noar A special train consisting of six day six sleepingcars and throo bag and carrying OOJ excursionists bound for Niagara went through a burning wooded and in a flash the wreck was in At last accounts 118 dead bodies had been The number of injured was stated approx imately at 3 many of Whom wore fatally A majority of tho victims lived at was visited by a de structive tornado on tho almost every building in the town Hutin was instantly killed and Gustav Krigcr was fatally A SHELL exploded on the llth at the Wax holm in which commands the approach to the Nineteen men were killed and many including three were WITHIN five hours on the llth four fires broke out in and Evi dences showed that one at least was in The damago was the center of a groat hay was almost destroyed by tire on the The flames started from a spark from a and burned thousands of tons of hay presses and other im RAINS fell in tho northern half of Iowa on the breaking thj drought that had proven so disastrous to At Des no rains and the suffering in that neighborhood was in THE Giant powder works at West Berk six miles from San woro destroyed by explosions on the The shocks were distinctly felt at San Francisco and other Eleven work men were DANIEL PLEASANT colored was lynched on the llth at for the mur der of his THE value of breadstuff exports for the seven months ended July 31 was against during the corre sponding period of HENHY IVES of New made an assignment on the the announcement causing intense excite ment on the Stock The liabil ities were figured at between and Two YOUNG Miss of Ful and Miss of North ern were drowned on the llth in Lake near by their boat FUED alias a was executed by shooting on the llth in the yard of the penitentiary near Salt Lake NEAK a railway water tank burst on the killing six men and badly injuring six A rruu on the llth in McKit trick s drygoods warehouse at Louis caused a loss of PLELROPNEUMONIA was discovered on the llth at Kings cattle yards in over a dozen cases existing at Quarantine would be instituted im RICHARD an eightyyearold farmer of was attacked and almost squeezed to death by a spotted adder on the Neighbors killed the THE White River Utes were on tho 12th said to have gone on tho and there was a panic among tho settlers in Southwestern CHARLES of New shot his wife fatally on the 12th and killed The couple had not lived happily THIRTEEN persons were more or less in jured in tho wreck ot a passenger train near on the THERE were 151 business failures in the United States during the seven days ended on the against 103 the previous seven ADVICES of the 13th say the recent rains throughout tho West have saved a large portion of the although much of the damage inflicted by the drought was ba youd The general tenor of the ad vices from Michi Indiana and Wisconsin pointed to a short yield of fruits and THE exact loss of life by the recent rail way disaster at was still in doubt on the but it was probable that the number of killed and fatally in jured would reach one More than that number were seriously and many more sustained slight in The theory that the bridge was fired by incendiaries for tho purpose of wrecking the train and robbing tho pas sengers had impressed the minds of the railway officials very HOLMES PURYEAR was hanged on the 32th at Prince Georgo for wifemurder Sol Conyers colored was executed at for1 the in ureter of Jordan and Frank Wilson was hanged at for tho murder of Samuel Cloven go r uud GARDNER hat manufacturers at New failed on tlij th for Fou tho year ended June 8 tha land patents number more than the previous fiscal tho totnl number in R IN thoir weekly trade review on tho 12th Dun of New estimated tho loss to farmers by the drought at over and predicted that general business would suffer sovoraly in conse was on tho 12th fined and committed to jail at for contempt of Tha affair had caused fooling to run and troubln was A CANVASS of colored sentiment of tho South on tin school question revealed on tho 12lh a strong preponderance in favor of separate although the feeling was that tho separation should always be made by mutual and not by as proposed in THE fund in for a mon ument lo Henry Ward amounted on tho 113th to IT was reported on the 12th from tho northwestern part of Iowa that crops woro going to waste for lack of labor to harvest SCORES MEET One of the Most Appalling Rail road Horrors on Record Oc curs Near An Immense Excursion Train Goes Through a Burning1 HcartRcnding Over One Hundred Persona and Two or Three Times as Maiiy In jured in Various List of the Dead and dais Rob Victims Suicide of Two PERSONAL AND GENERAL ouo of tlio most prominent attorneys of tho State of died at his homo at on tlic aged seventynine RrssitLL son of tho law partner of tho Into oxPresident clio lin Now York on tho Oth from ex cessive fijiarotto a Catholic priest who came from Ireland to tho Brooklyn dioccso last died on tho ittli in Hint city of Ho was and refused to HENRY a merchant prince of Boston mid tho head of a family which dates from tho colonial died in that city on tho inB State convention of tho New York GreenbackLabor party has baen called to moot in Albtiny September ALEXANDER a colored Prohibi tionist died on the 9th from tho effects of injuries received in Prairie at tho hands of a mob of an JOHN the only remaining son of Henry the groat dropped dead at his farm near on tho from He was sixtyseven years Miss MAIIY of died on the llth after an illness of seventy live years OFFICIAL returns on tho llth from all Kentucky counties in tho recent election except live give Buckncr for Gov ernor a majority of aliout FRED DOUOLASS and wife arrived in New York on tho lith from an extended tourin AT Montreal a fire on the 9th caused a loss to the Montreal Warehouse Company of HONOLULU dates to August 2 report the new Ministry in complete Most of the nominees for nobles and representa tives under the new constitution are of American birth or Tun mills of situ ated near wore ignited by brush tires on the and before the fliuuos could bo extinguished damage to the amount of had been A music lire was raging on the lltli over a largo tract in the Caledonian Indian res ervation in Several Indians were supposed to have perished and much prop erty had been Tun centenary service to commemorate thvi establishment of tho first Episcopate in America was given in Westminster Ab on tho PKIXCE FERDINAND issued a manifesto on the 12th in which ho stated hav ing boon elected sovereign of ha considered it a sacred duty to set foot at the earliest possible moment on his new He had embarked for THE water famine in was increasing on the and water was being served only twelve hours out of tho IT was announced on the 12th that dian officials were growing tired of Amer ican and were anxious for an enlarged extradition LATER AT Fort on the 12ih fifteen young ladies took tho vail us Sisters of Charily and fourteen others took their us THE StatJ Treasury of Indiana was re ported empty on tho 1 with no pros pect of receipts enough to pay A IlitE which originated in the Masonic Hull building i on tho night of the destroyed many struct ures in the heart of the causing uluss of over ADVICES of the 14th give a total of 85 persons killed in tho recent railway hor ror near Of these tho names and residences of 76 were leaving nine bodies to be la addition to tho killed there wore 15J per sons dangerously Two hundred more received minor cuts and making a total of over 400 killed or wounded hi the About a dozen or more were expacted to die of their EXUNITED STATES of died at San Francisco on the AT twentysix leading clearinghouses in the United States the exchanges during the week ended on tho 18tU aggregated against the pre vious As compared with the corre sponding week of thy decrease amounts to per SIXTY deaths from cholera wore re ported on the 13lh from various points in also a large number of new cases of the SAM who has charge of tha ten days campmoating at Hound preached his first sermon on tho 13th to an audience of ton thousand A TOUNADO swept over Leo on the destroying property worth thousands of A Catholic Church at Paul worth and other struct ures were TWENTYTHREE persons were poisoned on the lath in Pittsburgh by eating confec All would probably AN attempt was made on tho 13th to wreck a passenger train on the Burlington Missouri railroad by tiring a trestle bridge ten miles from Nebraska Tho train was a light and got over the burning structure in THREE young Frank Fred Evans and Thomas were lost in tha lake near Chicago on the 13th by the cap sizing of their PRINCE FERDINAND took the oath as ruler of Bulgaria in the hall of tho Sc brunje at Tim ova on the and issued a manifesto proclaiming his in which no allusion was made to THE Massachusetts Deuu rais will hold their convention at Worcester Septem ber THE boatrace at Toronto on the 13th for the worlds championship was won byTvemer by three UNITED STATES who was sent to jail ai for contempt of was raleusoil Jn tho 13th by a party of his A GANG of innrderors who were said to have killed sixty persons during the past two years was broken up at on the of has boon elected to fill tho vacant Bishopric of Nova THE record of tho baseball clubs in tho National League lor the week ended on tha 13th was us follows Detroit games 51 49 45 Nevy 4G 44 32 33 DEATH WITHOUT most appalling railway disaster on record occurred at a Into hour Wednesday on tho Pooria Western near Chats i village about eighty miles from A special train consisting of six six sleepingcars and three and carrying OliO excursion ists bound for Niagara went through a burning wooden culvert throo miles east of Two engines were pulling tho tho first of which passed over tho culvert in The second en gine wont tho baggage und day coaches and in a flash tho wreck was in communicated from the burning iho scenes that followed were harrowing in tho For four hours the unin jured passengers and trainmen labored to smother the fire with and meantime tho work of recovering tho dead and injured was rigorously At a late hour last night 118 dead bodies had been The number of in jured was stated approximately at many of whom arc fatally Tho wounded wore removed to Chats worth and Piper and cared for as well as possible until assistance was ob tained from larger Thieves im proved tho opportunity to plunder the dead and and scores of empty pocketbooks found at tho scene of tho wreck testified to tho industry with which they prosecuted their nefarious A majority of the victims lived at dispatch from Chatsworth to the Tribune of this dated at three oclock this says that as something less than 100 bodies have been the estimate of 118 dead is probably As far as ascertained up to two oclock this morning tho dead will number about although there are about twelve or fifteen not yet accounted It is sup posed that thoir bodies havo boon ground into powder in tho It is almost certain thatall tho dead bodies have not boon special excursion train of twenty with about 950 people on was wrecked yester day morning at a point about three miles east of hero on the Peoria West ern Over 100 persons were killed and probably from 250 to 330 se riously No accurate record has been kept of the number of bodies taken from the wreck every thing here is chaos seventyone dead bodies huve been brought to as near as can be about thirty others have been taken to the homes of their friends or are lying at adjacent villages and There are about eighty wounded here and about ninety at Piper the first station west of the The following is a list of the dead and wounded THE Florence wife of Cros ot Peyton Press James Peoria Jesse Peoria Pooria Mrs Peoria Michael Bingham William Henry an unknown wom supposed to bo of Peoria William Peoria Noah Melville Peoriu George Peoria or at lost bought his ticket there Peoria Elm Peoria Al Peoria Peoria a railroad man from name unknown McClure and Peoria Peoria James Peorin William Pe oria cashier of the Gorman In surance Peoria Peoria William Isaac Whiteside Bredes John Peoria nn unknown with name Lotta on gold ring Ona Green Peoria Captain Peoria Engineer of the second engine ot train Miss Stephens ana father Zim Peoria Rosa and Maggie Peoria Miss Maggie Peoria Miss 111 Emiline Ev Jess May Laws Elizabeth West Pearl Peoria Peurl Peo rla Peoria Addle Peoria Peoria William Bull and Peoria Godell and Galesburg John Peoria Henry John Jack Peoria Breeds Station Galesburg Paul In addition to the above list there bavo been found the dead bodies of twenty per sons whoso names are Among them were two women with infants clasped in their Tho following is a list of the wounded Miss Emma West Homer u of Mary of 1409 North Madison Peoria Robert and his wife Miss Mary oJ 228 Taylor Peoria the und of Theodore a butcher from Peoriu Pe oria Elton Laws and Sara of Lawrence of Slti Maple John of 100 Saratoga Peoria Green John Walls Miss Ami Taze of the Spring Hill Park Peoria Isaac AVhiteside Eiuma Regoii and Peoria John Peoria Florence Pat Gil Sophia Peoria West Jersey WestJer Thomas Park Edith Glass Joe Joe Miss Julia Peoria Abbio Fort H Thomas Peuria Olto Burlington Decu Peoria Madge Peoria Artliui David Hittoii Henry Peoria u farmer from Fultou Miss Julia Fort Artlo West Polntt i Peoria Andrew Pco rm Pooria Annlo Van Peoria Syra Peoria Miss Pearl Pooria Miss JCliza Valen Peoria Miss William of a of William Peoria the cigar manufacturer of South Water ChteiHjo David Craw Peoria Adam Peoria Frank Daniel Pooria Minnie Vaughs Peoria Cnlvln Peoria Conductor SUllwcll Frank Peorta Blanch Peoria La William Elizabeth La Liddia Peoria Peoria AVllliam Peoria Frank 111 Adam Peoria Deer Marian Peotone Miss Pearl Peotono Aycrs and Peotono Peo tone William Peotone Cotter La Peoria Mc Robert Edward brake Peoria Pe oria Elsie Peoria Peoria James throe Turks from Assyria Peter Moran Joseph Moran Antonio train con sisted of engines 21 and a baggage a special five coaches uud six sleep Two and a half miles cast of Chats worth there is a small culvert or It is about fourteen foot wide and thirteen feet Tho bridge over this culvert WHS a wretched structure of and tho hot weather of past weeks had made it dry as Wednesday night the supports caught fire and slowly burned until the ontira bridge rested on the remnants of tho When the train came thundering down there was nothing to warn tho head engineer that the bridge was a and tho speed of tho train was not It had steamed slowly out of Chatsworth at but striking a gentle down grade tho throttle was pulled and the train rushed along at a rate of forty miles an When the first engine struck the bridge there was a crackling of timbers and tho structure Tho leading engine was not thrown from the track and con tinued on its baking its tender with The next engine dropped into tho chasm and then tho train rushed onward and was piled in n with the excep tion of the which escaped with out a The scene of horror and confusion that followed was There were about 700 people on the train and of those fully onehalf were in the coaches that now lay in a huge Ten cars filled with dead and dying people were jammed into of two cars David Sullivan was tho engineer of tho leading He is His fire John jumped from the en gine and also Edward McClin of engineer of was instantly his head and breast being smashed to a His Axel jumped from the engine and is McClintock leaves a wife and three The six coaches were telescoped in tho most horrible and the occupants ivere simply crushed and mangled almost out of all semblance to human Thirtynine bodies wore taken out from he end of one of the When the crash came they were swept off their seats by the rear car bursting in on them and crushed to death in the farther end of the The accident occurred at When McClintocks body was taken out it was found that his watch had stopped at that As soon as the survivors recovered from the awful shock a train had ran back to Chatsworth for Tho news of the awful disaster spread and in a short time hundreds of people from Chats Piper and the sur rounding country wore on the spot assist ing In the work of Tbe remnants of the which re ceived the first Water was brought from farmers houses near by and the flames None of the cars caught otherwise the horrors of a holocaust would have been added to an already frightful Attention was then turned to the shrieking inmates of wrecked Such was the awful momentum of the train that three of tho coaches were not only but piled on top of each The other cars had rolled off the truck after Fourteen trucks were piled on the east side of the In the midst of this awful mass of broken cars hundreds of human beings wore One woman with her baby in her arms was thrown half the length of the car and The baby was not Four colored women sitting together were crushed to a As fast as possible the work of release was but about oclock it began to rain and the horror of the night was The black dark which was faintly illumined by lan terns and pierced by the awful yells and groans of the injured and impris was now joined by the the pouring and the roar of thunder made a scene that would ap pall the bravest One ot the most tragic incidents was the suicide of Melvin a Peoria His wife was killed before his He saw himself suddenly fast ened in the with both his legs and not hesitating long he pulled out a revolver from his pocket and shot Besides Meivin Smith another man committed His uuuio could not be An impression prevails here and at Chatsworth that tho disaster was the work of Most of the per sons who have escaped complain of hav ing been robbed during the great con fusion that At Andrew Madi sons stable at Chatsworth survivors of the wreck said that they wore stripped of their watches und chains by men who pretended to giva them Two men were struggling hard to get out of tho wreck when they were ap proached by two individuals and robbed of every thing they Robbing was going on on grand eyewit nesses and the fact that only a few of the dead and wounded were found with money and jewelry confirms the Some people tbink that parties who were aware of the fact that tho traiu contained only who bad their best jewelry and large amounis of money with set fira to the causing the and thus escaped with a Of the injured three died during the Many of tho injured were taken to tbe neighboring but most of tbeju vvero taken to Piper City and Two wrecking trains had tnen dlspatchedi to the scone of disaster and the work Of rescue was prosecuted more The dead wore placed on care and taken to Fofr1 eat nml tho injured Were carefully moved to tho farmhouses and to Piper two miles Tho bridge Whore tho accident occurred is only some fifteen or twenty foot There was no stone used in its construct It is nil mero trestle btidga about ton foot Borne of the pilea and crosstimbers havo boon weakened by lire and tho rails softened from the same It is probable that when the dpiiblehondor struck tho bridge it yielded to such an extent and tho rails spread that tho locomotives were derailed near tho cast end of tho bridge and ran into the and went into tho With daylight the frightful scene stood out in all its Of tho nothing remained Lut the trucks and vast mass of splintered Lying its bent und lay engine Ilight behind and resting across the trnclc was the special car of tho roads superin This car was not badly Behind tho special car tho remaining coaches lay in n httgo pile of broken wood and bent and twisted iron the track west of the fatal culvert the sleepers None of them had gone tho Tho lirst sloopor had run up to and dropped its forward trucks in the culvert and then No one in the sleepers was and none of suffered any thing more than a shaking up and a bad Tho appearance of the wreck when the sun rose was simply Long rows of tho dead and dying wore stretched out in the Wild shrieks of agony broke from tho mingled groans and prayers for The which had all tho while been growing now numbered over a thou Hundreds of people were crying and hunting for missing Doctors hurried from group to group among the victims and ministered to their Faint moans proceeded from the Streaks and clots of blood were All sorts of wear ing wraps of all every scattered beneath and around the mute evidences of tho awful sud denness of the Over and above all tho intense horror tho and the faces of tho rescuers spectators in tho early morning light were drawn and special trains left here for Peoria at eight oclock last packed with boxes containing dead Confusion The coro ner left for the scene of the wreck three oclock yesterday Thou sands of people from tho neighboring towns are hero looking for and attending to tho The ma jority of the dead are Pooria The train contained 175 people Peoria city and and of this num ber at least fortyone woro Murphy and her two of were all fatally wounded and died during tho day at the schoolhouse Thirty three people got on the train at Fairburyv Livingston and a majority of were is stricken with Tho appalling disaster to the Niagara excursion train enters every cir cle in the From statements of sur vivors it appears that the culvert was burning before the tram reached The scenes here are business is and thou sands of people besiege the depot and newspaper It is dif ficult to get a list of the an old Paoria puts the of deaths at 125 and of the wounded at and this an average of the estimate of other cool headed A public meeting was held in the court house square at eight at Judge James Several com mittees were appointed to memorialize the dead and assist the The H stricken with noble girl named Jennie of was one of the notable heroines of the She was in the but was and hour after hour from event acted as nurse for the dying It was she and a score of others like her who redeemed confidence inhuman nature after a sight of the vandalism of tha Board of Railroad and Warehouse Com missioners will leave here this morning at by special train for Chatsworth to in vestigate tho causes of tho railroad acci Div Charles of Ford was en gaged all day in making out a list of the At nine oclock last night his list contained seventyone but did not contain tho names of those of the shipped to Peoria by tho special The juiy summoned by the coroner to inquire into the disaster is as fol lows John Frank They all viewed the bodies dur ing the afternoon and at oclock the in quest was opened at the The first witness called was Arm general superintendent of the To Peoria Western of He testified iw follows The train left Chatsworth at oclock Wednesday There were fif teen ears in this containing from 000 to 700 At exactly I was awakened by a terrible and the first thing that I saw was that the traiu was en circled with After recovering from the shock I noticed that my wife and the party who were with me were As soon as I saw my party In safety T jumped out of the win dow and hurried to the cries of the and As soon as it was possible the wounded were taken out of the wreck and placed in the sleepers that remained I did not see any rob bing going although I saw many parties handling the who told me they were looking for husbands and chil I think thfi speed of tho train was thirty four or thirtylive miles an One of my section men told me that ho had goner out at oclock the night before to examine the road and round every thing in good There were no signs of Prairie fires swept over that section of the country ten days En gineer who was on the lirst noticed a blaze when tho train approached the Ho thought lirst that green leaves were burning by the but soon saw the bridge itself was in Hu tegaii to whistle lor the but it was too In a mo meiit tho train was a g Wis Shaft 1 of iie Ashlund near id in Wednesday afternoon at killing three men and injuring another so badly that lie is not expected to Tho names of the victims can Eud of lilt Special dispatcher fr ui points in 111 Michiy Indiana and Mis souri announce vy breaking ti drought that has proved so disastrous to   

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