Publication name: Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette
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Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1887, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
"VOL. 5.---NO. 183 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY AUGUST PRICE, 3 CENTS. NEVER "BEFORE HORRIBLE. In the history of our business career have we been able to make such an offering as at present. For one-third their value. These goods were bought by our Mr. Stern lor So cents on the dollar and we give our customers the benefit ol our bargains. This is the secret of the Success of The Golden Eagle TONE" PRICE: CLOTHING HOUSE. we claim that this is the largest and finest stock of suits ever shown in the state- 400 fine suits all sizes, 20 different styles at worth from 20.00 to 25 00 a suit. 500 fine suits, all sizes, 18 different styles at worth from 18.00 to 20.00 a suit. 300 fine all wool suits, 9 different styles at worth from 12.00 to 15.0O. One of the Most Awful and Heart-rending Rail- road Accidents Ever Hundred and Twenty Persons Killed Outright And One Hundred An Excursion Train on the Toledo, Peoria Warsaw Railroad Composed of Nearly Twenty Cars Bound lor Niagara Falls Run Into a Burning Culvert, and Went Down to Death About One O'clock This Morning- The Cars Fired But the Flames Extinguished of Those on Board From Peoria. Burlington and Some of the Killed and Wounded. Details of the Terribie Disaster- Iliirrtltli' Aci-lilfilt. YOUR CHOICE These are all odd pants and are really Worth from to ATTEND THIS GREAT SALE. iK in our stock at ti reduced price: brinff s lTsts o.o. IHM-houses; will discount o.lOlH'r cent, besides having: live tunes the assortment to select from. Eagle Mm mm CORNER FIRST AVE SECOND ST. A sure and sai'e weather, plaint, Cholera the Bowels. remedy for all diseases peculiar to hot Diarrhea, Dysentery, Summer Com- Ititanium, and all relaxed Conditions Acts as an Astringent, without pro- ducing Costiveness. 1'leasantly Flavored. Palace Drug Store. HOTEL. THE CLIFTON! Corner First Arenua and Fourth Street, CEDAR RAPIDS, Having purchased this popular house which has reputation as th. best Hotel in the city, it is oar Durpose to incraas. its popularity and make it the best the stately making eztensiye additional improvements WM. ANDERSON, II BROS. (Irniiuntoor Inwn Stnle cnllimil Cnl (intnrlii V-terinftry Hitit-i, 1S7H, I tmvf the lu- flrmHrr in parod to [itrfcrt p-ifMnt- tion In brai.ch orvcU'rin- (iry CorrfHpoinli'jiiM. licttt-l! (Ulfi nmdiclnet. furnir-hifiL I buK IPHVC t" refer to tlic fol- lowing prominent MtochniHu: Tllo-.Ii.Wnls'.fcHon.KiwnCny. KI-HOV. Hiiren R Mwnuitn. f. low.. City W. C Nicholx it Sue, To-m. .lumen Mnritnn. Wm-t l.lljtrty. J. C. MILNES, Ei-Aw't Stnle VHtcrlnnrlnn. CEDAK RAPIDS, IOA. 178 and 180 SECOND STREET. CLOSING SALE Is nothing new in print but we mean it when we advertise Bargains in FINE SHOES for Ladies and Gentlemen. Ail Summer goods at Sacrificing Prices. It is impossible to enumerate the bargains we are now offering. COME AND SEE US. Chicago, August is reported that nu excursion train oil the Toledo, Peorift Warsaw railroad went through a bridge nt Chatsworth, III., lust night and thiit one hundred puopia were killed and injured. BULLETIN. Dispatches from Peorin fny it was au excursion train of fifteen care, en rente to uu the Toledo, Peoria i Warsaw railroad. A relief train of '11 curs lias jjouo to the scene of the disaster frcui Peoria. THIIil) BI1I.LKTIN. A dispiitch from Ghtituworth snyn the train left Bloocuincton last night for Ni- Hgnrii Falls OB the Illinois Central, the in- ti-ntiou bfcing'to go by that roud as far on ChAlsworth. and from thence by the way of the Toledo. Peoria A'. Warsaw. The change wii.-. made in Chntsworth in Liv ing.-tun comity nnd soon afterward as the triiin nenred Piper City, n small town in Ford county, ft bridge crossing tho Ver- million river giive way plunging the en- gine and several cars down a steep em- b-iukmont into the stream. The oars CiiiiKht fire from the lumps and n fearful pnuio ensord. On iuvostigatioii jt found th.it nearly otio liun Ired exoursioii- sts were killed or injored. The conduetnrof the Chicago A Alton passenger train which just arrived in Chi' cngo from Bioouiington, where the Toledo Peoria A WUMHW and Chicago i- Alton railways connect, learned from out) of the of the lir.-t named road that the accident occurred near i'iper City, a small station east of Uimtsworth. The excursion train while on the bridge near I'iper City, came into collision with an- other train goiuR iu 'he opposite direc- tion. Thejcnrsof tbo excursion train were piled apon each other in frightfnl confu- sion, and from the shock of the collision the bridge gave several oars were precipitated into the stream. The con- ductor says tliit tho killed numbered be- tween forty and fifty, and that the injured are more than twice that number. The accident occurred some time between mid night noil 4 o'clock this morning. Information received at the Illinois Cen- tral offices in this city is that the train con- sisted of two and sixteen coacln-p. A culvert had been burned away about two miles east of Ulmtswurth, presumably by prairie tire and ubout 1 o'olook this morning the engines and conchea went over Tne agent at Chatsworth reports to general manager E, P. Jeffrey of the 111- liuois nil that over one hundred are killed and about a like number injured, He can give no further particulars. UKT.ULS UK TDK IlllliliOll. Chatsworth, 111., Ang. Niagara Falls excursion train on the Toledo, Pe orin Warsaw railway, consisting of eev enteen coaches crowded with passengers from Peoria and points along the line wan wrecked two and a half miles east oi Chatsworth, 111., by running into a burn ing culvert. The two engines were com pletely wrecked, together with ten coacne: and a baggage car. Engineer McClmtocl was iniitantlv killed, the two firemen am tho other engineer escaping serionsly in jared, tho engines being telescope! anil piled across and on to] of each other. It is miraculon how any escaped, as tho coaches and gines do not occupy over two car length of the track Rnd all on top of the roadbed ID one couch not a person escaped, i another only lady. HEVKNTY IXCAD have been taken ont up to this time, an one hundred wounded are now in Chats worth in tho town hall, shoo! etc. At I'iper City there are a large nnm ber of wounded, over fifty. The dead ar estimated at one hundred. The on caught fire, but were pnt out by trainmo Rnd passengers. A heavy rain sot i about two hoars after the wreck, befo the wounded could be taken nway. It ha been raining for two hours. The peopi Rre doing all they CSL for the wounded. ANOTHEli ACCOUNT. Aug. received by the TraiLxvrijit op to 11 o'olook a. in. from the scene of the accident on the -AT- ARONSON'S REVOLUTION STORE T. 1'. ifc W. railway confirms the report that fully one hundred are killed, among whom are the following: Mrs. SCimmurman and a babe belonging to Jao Meal of Peoria. Among the injured are J. E. Dookmao of Peoria, slightly; Mies Pearl Adams and Kitty Welch, Pioriti, ribs broken; Robert Zimmerman of Peoria, badly hurt; Miss May MoNay of Peoriu, badly hart: Mrs. Joseph Neal of Peoria, leg broken; E. A. Purker of Peoria, ierionflly hort; Wallace Robinson of Peoria, and Mrs. Grant of Pooria, dangerously injured. The details are meagre. So far as known no one in the eleepera was hnrt. AMOXO THE PKOBIA EXCUSSIOSISTS ou board were the following: Miss Mary Morris, William Oloyoh, Mr and Mrs M W Regon, Mrs P F Valentine, Joe Neal, wife and baby, Edward E Putney and wife, Mrs Rhema Frahm, Miss Lizzie Jones, Mrs W M Allen, Mrs James Deal Mrs, William Ball, J E Diohman, Adam Sohemberger, Miss Jennie Oshaughnessy, Miss Adam Webster, Charles Wobstur, Edward Comp- ton and wife, Miss Mary MoEvey, Mrs Joho Murphy, Mr. C S Dotty, Mrs Garrotson, Lewis E Rotterman G A Smith, A N Morton and wife, Robert Kennedy and wife, J M Tennery and wife, E F Par- ker, Miss Pearl Adams, Mrs K J Welsh, E Godel, Robert Dankle and wife, Elsie Aleyoh' Pearl Weinnett; F D Woinnett, Mrs W A Zindit, Mrs Walters Mrs H J Mnnn, Miss Miram Coon, J W Grant, Mrs M H Grant, tho Todd, Mies Mary Wright, Miss tnh Wright, Miss Belle Wright, Miss Ella, Gondsborough, Miss Mina Graves, Miss Minnie. Rider, C Gehrroan, Harry C. Davis aud wife, Miss Nellie I Davis, Henry W White, Mrs T U Pothoff, and daughter, Mrs F Lucas, Mrs Geo H Hurra, Mrs R K Wilber, A T Ketchnru, Will 0 Clark and wife, Mr and Mrs Fred Block, Miss Sophie Block, E i Vunpant, Jnrnes Bennett, Lewis Smith, Miss Lizzie Wead, Mrs Newton Woodson, J L Cone, Mr and Mrs 1 S Ely, Mr and Mrs John Brnver. Mr and Mrs Chris Klingel and daughter, M IKS Emma Soheltz, Henry Dressel, J F Myers, H R Dimm, Fred Busn, Doral Mil- ler, Dr 0 B Will and wife, G N UcCIoro, B L Deefinder Misses G and T Deitandorff, T B MoFndden.his mother aod two sisters, O E Rekly nnd Burboyde and wife. Ed Compton nnd wife, Curl Schmidt, E A Schmidt, R M Rogers, tho Hon J M Neihrns, G K Boasley, Robt Zimmerman, mother and wife, Mrs Valdejs and dangli- ter Peorin, ate missing. The two day coaches alone contained the following: Bert Bulor, Farmington, C Swank, West Jersey; Mrs Young, West Jersey; R F Qnisenberry, Am ton; Frank Avy, Gnlva; Mrs Kellogg, Fre- mont; Engeue Rodes, Atlanta: David Crawford. Fond du Lno; Elmer Woller.St. Dnvid; Edward Crawford, Fond du Lac; Andrew Pinkhnm. Fond du Lnc; Mrs H Blhisdtll, Bradford; Herman Qnisen- berry, Arniiugtou, G K Stillwoll West Point: Mrs A J Blandin, Purkus; 1 J Hicks aud wife, Chil- coihe; J Paul Seckcueither ekiu; Johu Zeiter, L C Barlow Blsiro, J Bogert, Bluire; Mrs Ward, LHCOII; F R ill and wife, Berurok; Mrs K Strand ami in, Syracuse; N V Trovillo, zero Gale, Alta; Mrs K M Snedaker, Ab ;J D Richard, Petriot, Ind; S (i reeso, Wyoming; M Psthon, Wyoming. AN'ITHEB I1IILLKT1N. Peoria, Aug. 11. A private dispatch Superintendent Armstrong, of the oledo, Peoria A: Warsaw says one hun- red and ten bodies hnve so fnr been tnken nt of the wreck nt Chatsworth. HOME OF Tim KILLED. Chicago, Aug. 11. -The Daily AVii-.-i peoinl from Forest, Illinois, gives n few the killed, ns follows: Mrs C P Cross, f Washington, 111.; Mrs May Lass, Arth- r Blair, Ed McCliustock, ngineur of thirteen, roasted to death, Joe Hnton, bnggago mnster, of Peoria; Jesse leek, of Eureka, and Mrs D Drncket, of 'orroft. THBK111LE HCENEH. Chicago, August Junrnarn pecinl from Chntsworth, 111., it WHS wilu and excited throng which sni- ocuded the Union depot in Peor.a, this morniug. The news of the wreck of the xoursion train of fifteen conches and wo entices, spread like wild fire. Four undred excursionists from 1'eorin, Clin- on, Enrekn add otiier places, many of hem well known and highly respected central Illinois, were aboard, ill sorts of rumors were floating .broad and the number killed was variously stimated from six to one hundred. The first regular trnm left Peoria at all the stations along the line crowds of excited people had gathered to hear the latest from Poorift. some wild rumors prevailed, but nothing of nn authentic natc.re could be learned. When the relief train reached its .ion it was a 8AJ> AND UIIASTLY 81UIIT brought to view. Ten coaches had either gona through the bridge or were piled in a promiscuous heap crosswise and length- wise of the wreck. THE BUU'EKS AND OliOANB OF TUE DYING AND WOUNDED ;ould be heard. The bridge through which the cars went was n small one. It had been on lire which caused it to weaken thus causing the frightfnl accident. No one has been taken from under the cars and not oven a sound can be heard from them. It is feared that all are dead, nnd the number killed is estimated at two hundred. The wounded BO far number one handred and fifty. MUllE OF THE KILLKD. Chicago, Aug. Forest 111., special gives tho following nnrnes among those killed: Ed McClintock o.' Poorift, engineer of No, 7; a BOB of Ezra Meek of Eureka; Miss Mary Laws, Arthur Malarthy, Eureka; James Blain, Eureka; Mrs. Dr. Ducat, Forest, wife of a traveling man of Kanknkee; Godel, father and son; Bill Stevenson and two daughters, Capt Dahlke Mrs. Jns Deal, Mrs William Allen. Mrs. Wm. Bali, Susie Ball, Miss Pearl Adams, William Regan, Mr. French, Rhema Frahro, Mrs. Vblontine, Mrs. Vandego and daughter, Mrs Zimmerman. Fred Weinnett and daughter; Pearl of Pe- orta; Mrs Kate Cress, Washington; Cora Smith, Peoria, fatally injured, utterly im possible to get well. All the bodies been recovered and cambered to seventy and are at Chatsworth and Piper City Everything is in the wildest condition Many are mangled beyond recognition. TDK UUBLINOTON PEOPLE. Burlington, Aug. following nr the parties from here: W L Liuder, W I Grcpe and wife, Harry Lawrence, (Jharle Carter, Dr. Hasen and wife of FtMadison Mr. Stoddard of Denmark, Mr. Gregg and ten others. The train consisted of two engines, ten couches, two of them chair care, flv sleepers and Superintendent Armstrong1 special car and baggage oare. The firs engine went over all right, the second went down and two coaches wont down to the bottom. Everybody in the first oar perished. In the second oar they fared jadly, and the balance wore badly shook np. Telegrams have been received from Carter aud Lawrence which say they were badly shook np and will be home tonight. A special tram arrived in Peoria with the remains of 110 people. Particulars are hnrd to obtain, ANOTHHIl BUIILI.NOTON I.16T- Bnrlington, lown, Aug. Bur- lington excursionists were W H Gernphe and wife, W' L Linden Mra M E Johnaton and son Otis, M H Davis and wife. Harry Lawrence, Charles Carter, John Austin Burns, Mrs Stoddnrd and child, West Point; Dr Hszen and wife, Fort Madison. Lawrence and Carter were slightly injured aud Dr Hazen and wife are reported as killed. liluinrV Vlnlt. Dublin, Blaine visited Queenn- tuwu yesterday and inspected various places of intercut. After leaving his card at the residence o'. Piatt, United States consul, he returned to Cork without hav- ing been recognized. Kirc. Cnlcdouia.Oul., Aug. A bush fire covering ft tract between three nnd four miles huh been raging on the Indian reser- vation about three miles from here for the last few dnys, destroying everything ic its way. It is reported that two Indians, enniiuaw, several honses and consider- able stock wnti burned. The air in this village it- dense with einoke. Vienna, Aug. 11. Prince Ferdinand of Siixe-Cobnrg-Goths, who is on his way to Soti.i, to thu Bulgarian throne sent a note to tho powers yesterday stating his rem-on for starting to Bulgaria without their consent was that he wus convinced thtiir oppoiitoin to his acceptance of the Bulgnriau throne was not duo to any objection of him personally but was di- rected solely to the manner of his elect- ion. _ ___ _ I A: Co. New York, Aug. The firm of Henry S. Ivi-s just suspended. Intense ex- oitrinont. Liabilities are estimated nt with slightly iu excess of that iimouui. pnlomikcepiTS for contempt of court. A SLEEPLESS NIGHT. The KHIII of Last Nig'" Noted of tile Uone, Ktc. The rnin of last night was a God send, sure. From tho B. C. R. A N. offices we find that it was general all over the north and west of Iowa, and rained in torrents in some places. The wires on the Clinton division were badly riddled by the light- ning, and in the Clinton offices they were buroed out entirely. The rain came in time, not only to do the patched ground good, but it oertiiinly has been a preventa- live against a great loss of property by fire. The timber ou the bridges along tho roads were so dry that the least spark would fire them, nnd on the Burlington road last night on tho Deoorah division before the rain a culvert of twen- ty or thirty feet was in this way destroyed. The railroads have been compelled to watch very closely all their propprty as well as to nght fires along the line, and al- though a few bridges may have been washed ont in some places, a-i was the case iu Illinois on tho Central, yet the amount of good done by tho rain more than counterbalance the washouts. Not- withst'inding the ruin, laet night was ter- rible hot. We have heard a number of people remark that they slept less last night than any other uight of the season, uud one scooting about at a late hoar could see the effect of the heat. Feet and other portions of the anatomy protruded from windows, hammocks were used, and mosquito bars for covering; babies cried, aud the paternals were chuck foil of pro- fuuity. The storm did not do any par- ticular damage nround this v.cinity as yet heard from. The lightning was vivid and the wind threatened a cyclone, bnt for- tunately passed around the city. OLMSTED'S ll IN-lltll. Brooklyn, low-, Aug. A fira yssler- ilav destroyed King's new opera house, cnti-Hug n IIIKO of no insurance. Severn! other buildings also bnroed, mak- ing H totfil loss of nbont Win. Crn-vford was killed by a falling building and Warren Martin wiw run over by n tire engine and fatally hart. I'.H-r Hull. At. Cliiosgo -Chicago U, Philadelphia :i. At Detroit 4, Washington S. At Pittsbnrg 7. Boston 2. At Bull Baltimore ii, Metri- pohtnn fi. At Brooklyn- -Brooklyn 1'-', Athletic 10. At St. St Lonis 11, Clevelnud 4. At Louisville Louisville Cincinnnti 4. At lo'lianapolis Indiao- ulH 10. New Yorkx 7. Hull. to Thrt Evenlcx Qazettw. j (Ireston. Iowa, August The Atlan- oK defeated tho Crestonx here ten to ult'vcn. Tim gumu came near end- ing ill a row in the ninth score, when the Crrston.1 aoorod six TUL, and tho pitcher clapped tho man for him off the homo plate while run- ning in. siiowers, Dnbnqae, Iowa, Augwt Rain fell uiRht throughout the whole of north- weotern Iowa, it cleared np after about two inches of nun had fallen, at 1 o'olook. Corn and grain and pastorage are greatly helped by it nnd better navigation in ex- pected in the river. A OJrvilt rspecinl Tulf Krnm to Tho Evening OnMtte, 1 Den Moinen, Aug. C. W. Bndd of thio city defeated 0. C. Williams of Mis- onri Valley. lown. here thin morning, hootiog a matuh of a hundred live pig- otn for the champiouwhip of America. 'he BCOro Bncid, Willisme, U2. An Crewton, Aug. Jaraea lleynolds. a ramp, who assaulted Miss Conger at Leon nn pursued by a party of armed men for wo days. He was captured near Dooatnr ity and lynched, after confosaing the rime. Three hundred men were engaged the chase. Thin in the third oaae of ynching within a short time. [StieciHl TnluKrBBi to Tho Eventni; Gazette. 1 Dnbnqne, Aug. 11 -Two bonnes were truck by lightning laet night and slightly amnged. A and two hayntackn at 'nrley, and a barn at Earlville were also Adjutant-General Alexander denies the eport ciionlating in tho press that be Mosontine rifluB received an invitation 0 escort Oov. Jjarrabee to tho Philadel- hia centennial before the Oovornor'e Greyn.