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   Chariton Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1901, Chariton, Iowa                                 MÌ Dipt of toitê ^ ^ \ , / / ¡', \ , ° ' ' ' ''  1  ''  N  ' ' ""Y^ffi  - > ' ^ s . ,  tÍí' * L * f ' ^ f '  »iC.  S   i ■  R. W. BRTbCE, Prop.  CHARITON, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL i8, igoi.  Volume i6, Number 33.  /  I  C orr e c t Mil I in e r y. f  It would be impossible to pro. duce more beautiful • Millinery than we are showing -  this season. There are so many new ideas, shapes ^nd effects that there is no excuse for any lady not having a hat that would appear as if specially designed for her particular style. We have the trimmers that can do this for you. Come and see us before you buy.  SkeuermaLn Bro.,  WEST SIDE. V CHARITON. IOWA.  IFREIQHT TRAINS WRECKED.  Second 83 and Way Freight 92 Collide In a Deep Cut on Cromwell Hill.  L  Both Engines Demolished and Hore Than a Doien Oars Reduced to Kindling Wood.  /  [Crestón Advertiser.]  "Running at a high speed two Burlington freight trains collided last evening about 6:50 three miles west of Crestón in a deep ■cut and on a sharpe curve. With these dangerous features to contend with it is remarkable and miraculous that thé trainmen, especially those who occupied places in the engine cabs, escaped with their lives. The wreck is the worst that has occurred on the Burlington west division for .years and very expensive. When it is known that it required two 'wrecking crews with a large  - number of men fourteen hours to clear the track the extent of the disaster is better understood, but the length of time necessary to clear the wreck was no reflection on the officials of the. wrecking crews but due to the unfortu-  ^ nateplace where the accident oc-curfed. The trains came together >r inacuton acürveatid thé cars piled high. ' It was impossible to pull the cars to either side of the rails and a track could not be built around the wreck on ac-count of the embankment. These disagreeable obstacles the railroad people had to contend with. It was 9 o'clock this morning before the track was passable.  The accident was between sec-on4 No. 83 and No. 92, the way freight. Conductor D. P. Burns and Engineer Heflin left Crestón about 6:40 with a long string of cars, twenty-nine in all. About the same time No, 92 in charge of Conductor Longstreet and Engineer Copeland Téft, Cromwell. There was only one result ,to such a proceeding and that a collision. The trains came together with terrific force about three mil'ès west of Crestón. No. 92 was coming down Cromwell bill at a vicious speed in order to make a run for the hill into Cres-. ton and'Engineer Heflin had his ~ train swinging along probably 25 or 30 miles an hour. The speed of No. 92 was greater as. the  - train was going down hill. Brake-• man Fleming, Who was head man  , for Conductor Burns, was riding in the cab with Engineer Heflin and was the first to notice the  1  smoke of the east bound train. He told Engineer Heflin to shut off and all the occupants of the engine jumped.  Their leap was none too soon for the crash followed almost before they struck the ground. Engineer Copeland and. his fireman, Geo.. Jones, fortunately saw the impending danger and leaped from their engine. Engineer Heflin was the most severely injured. He struck the ground with force but the soft condition _ of the earth relieved his fall and "saved him from more serious injuries. He is quite heavy and sustained injuries in his chest and neck. He was brought home and given medical attentión and last night rested quite wèll and . was feeling improved' this morn- 1  ing. No serious results are ex-, pected to follow his experience, t , His fireman, Roy Heflin, and ". Brakeman Fleming received a i' shaking up tout were able to get :^*bout thé wreck . immediately à^tfter it» occnrrenceandrequired  ^lattentioi^from docfcrs. En-  ......  miraculous. They are all congratulating themselves.  The rear end of No. 83 was hauled back into the Creston yards by a switch engine and the rear end of Conductor Long-street's train pulled into the Cromwell yards. Then the wrecking crews from Cre6ton and Villisca went to work on the debris and worked hard under the direction of Superintendant Storrs to clear the wreckage. This was a difficult task, and was not accomplished until 9 o'clock this morning. The wreckage was hauled out of the cut and placed on cars. Both engines left the track. The 1080, the machine in charge of Engineer Heflin, turned over on its side and,now lies on the north side of the track. The 1232 left the rails but remained upright and was replaced this morning and brought to Creston. It is a sorry looking sight. Back of the 1080 were two car loads of hogs and not more than half dozen of these escaped alive. A car of coal literally loaded itself into a furniture car that was filled with machinery. Car. trucks are scattered along the track and debris is to  for a lon^  distance. 1"t  vV V* 1 -  The wreck occurred jtist in time to catch Nos. 2 and 14 and 12. In fact everything was caught east and west. ' Traffic was resumed via Conway Junction. This morning the engine pulling No. 5 left the rails at the Junction and the fast mail that followed No. S to Conway backed into Creston and was the first train west after the wreck was cleared. No. 11 was held and followed the mail west. A telegraph office was put in by Lineman Dahlberg and orders were given and taken from the scene of the wreck. It was a hard night's work for the officials and the employes and an-extensive accident for the company. The redeeming feature of the affair is the fortunate escape of the men.  A Most Liberal Offer.  All our farmer readers should take advantage of the unprecedented clubbing offer we this year make, which includes with this paper The Iowa Homestead, its special Farmers, Institute Editions and The Poultry Farmer. These three publications arethebestof their class and should be i n every farm home. To them we add for local, county and general news, our own paper, and make the price of the four one year only $1.40. Never before was so much, superior reading matter offered for so small amount of money.- The three papers named, which we club with onr own, are well known throughout the west and commend themselves to the reader's favorable attention upon imere mention. The Iowa Homestead is the great agricultural and live stock paper of the west; The Poultry Farmer is the most practical poultry papir for the farmer, while The Special Farmers Institute Fditions are the most practical publications for the promotion of good farming ever published. Take advantage of this great offer as it -will hold good for a short time only. Samples of these papers may be examined by calling at this office. tf  Pad-American Exposition,  Buffalo, N. y., May 1 to Nov. 1, 1901: I have information of interest for those that are intending visiting the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo this summer. Will you please call or •end me-your name and I will see that you are supplied.  ' B. L. PBPPBB, 24>-w4 , Agt. Burlington Route.  - A Practicing Physician in IfantteaJlo: III., formulated Dr. Caldwan'sJByrupPepsin. AsfcD. Q. Statf*.  DEATH OF Wm. ALEXANDER.  Aged Gentleman Passed Away Sunday at Daughter's Home.  It again becomes our duty to chronicle the death of one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Lucas county, that of William Alexander, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Eikenberry. Mr. Alexander was ninety-one years of age and for the past few years has been an invalid but during all his sufferings, he has borne the pain without a murmur. The funeral was held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The music was rendered by a quartette, composed of Mesdames Dent, Clow and Messrs. Bussell and Kneeland. Rev. Russell, a retired Episcopal minister, read an obituary of him and Rev. Whitten, our present Rector, read a hymn, which had been a favorite of Mr. Alexander'«. He also by request of the family made a few remarks. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Volltnar, pastor of the M. E. church, of this city, of which denomination Mr. Alexander has been a faithful member during the greater part of his lifetime.  William Alexander was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, on the 19th day of May, 1810. On the 15th day of May, 1836, in Bellefonte, Cen ter county, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Leidy. From this union there were three children, William L6idy, Joseph Franklin, and Lizzie Jane. The eldest is now an officer of the regular army, the second died in childhood, and the youngest is the widow of Daniel Eikenberry, where for the last eight years Mr. Alexander has made his home. The mother of these children died at West Point, Iowa, February 28,1855. On the 3rd of March, 1857, in Bellefonte, Pa., Mr. Alexander married Miss Amanda Thomas, who died August 1,1892.  Mr. Alexander was born on a farm, where he remained until he was seventeen years old, when he began a three years' apprenticeship as a cabinet-maker. Practically all the remainder of bis active life was spent in merchandising. He came to Iowa, 'settling at West Poiut, Lee county, Oct 11,1839, where he remained until 1867, when he came to Chariton, thus having his home in Pennsylvania tor twenty-nine years, and in Iowa for sixty-two years. Mr. Alexander was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for seventy-five, years.  Below we give a clipping from a Lee county paper at the time that Mr. Alexander received the appointment of postmaster of Charlton, which place be filled with great efficiency. It reads as follows:  PERSONAL.  We observe with unfeigned pleasure that Wm. Alexander, Esq., one of our "old settlers," has been appointed postmaster of Chariton, one of our most flourishing inland cities. Mr. Alexander reached Lee county on the 11th day of October, 1839, and located at West Point, Iowa, where he remained until the spring of. 1866, going from thence to his present home. He has resided continuously at Chariton since his removal there, except two years spent in Pennsylvania, his native state, just prior to September 1, 1878. Mr. Alexander was a successful merchant during his stay at that point, apd although embarrassed by the panic of .1857, he cloned up his large business there and paic^lOO cents on the dollar. Whilst at Chariton he has been successfully engaged in the furniture business. He was a prominent republican from the earliest organization of the party, and never faltered or wearied in an active support of its men and measures.  He was twice a candidate on the republican ticket for the General Assembly, and once it was a tie vote between him and the democratic nominee.  Was postmaster of West Point during his last three or four years of his residence there.  Mr. Alexander was an active, zealous, and intelligent friend of all enterprises, that hud in view the good of.his town, county or state. No man bad more or truer friends, and he richly deserved them, for be was true to his conviction, and if he honestly believed a doctrine, he was persistent and consistent in-its advocacy. We are glad of this new expression of public confidence by the powers that be.  His friends in old Lee, in church and state, are delighted to hear of his promotion to an office o{ trust and profit.  He is the father of our present Adjutant Generalj W. L.. Alexander, who by the way is a native yf West Point, In tbisoounty.  Gen. W. L. Alexander wm born at Wmi Point, voo the ilth 3ay ©fHep-j  tember, 1843, and has filled the office of Adj utan t General of the state acceptably to all parties. He is one of the veterans of the late war; He had just passed to the senior class at the Wesleyan University at Mount Pleas, ant when the war of the rebellion broke out, when the call for 300,000 men was made by the government he was one of the eleven men first sworn into Company I, 30th Infantry, which was recruited in this city, became its First Lieutenant September 16, 1863» became its Captain, and was severely wounded in the arm January 11,1863, at Arkansas Post. The 30th Infantry had three Lee county companies in it, and was in Sherman's, afterwards Logan's (loth) army corps. Gen. Alex ander was at one time aid de camp to Gen. Dennis, of Illinois, and during the last year of the war served as mustering officer on the staff of Maj. Woods, of Ohio. He waBappo'nted Ad jutant General of Iowa September 1, 1878, re-appointed Jan. 28,1880. There are now in his office as state archives many rolls that were prepared in his office while in the field. Iowa can feel assured that in Gen. Alexander they have the right man in the right place, and it is a matter of congratu lation that he is a Lee county boy, for he is a worthy son of a noble sire.  NEWS OF THE CHURCHES.  first presbyterian.  Services on next Sunday as usual to which all are invited.  Rev. A. C. Ormond, and J. W. Çlapp are in Newton this week attending a meeting of the Presbytery.  Rev. Ormond preached an able sermon on "Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy" wbich was listened to by a large congregation.  The Ladies Missionary society met with Mrs. W. W. Whitfield this afternoon and was well attended from the fact that all wished to hear the reports of tbe delegates to the missionary convention at Des Moines.  Tbe Christian Endeavor meeting was led by W. S. Dungan on last Sunday evening and was a very interesting meeting- It was ¡ expected that a from the delegate sent to the missionary meeting at Dés Moines Would be present and give her report but she was unavoidable kept from the meeting, but will give a report later. '_  A Painful Accident.  A number of the boys around tbe city have been in the habit of jumping on freight trains as they were passing through the city and on last Thursday an accident occurred to one of their number wbich may be a warning to the re t of them. Glen Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Curtis, attempted to jump on a train when with great force he was thrown to the ground and received internal injuries which for a time it was thought would prove fatal. When picked up by his companions be was unconscious and continued in a semiconscious state for about twelve hours. We are glad to learn that he is now able to sit up in a cbair and hope be will not feel any effects of the injuries in the future. We regret to hear of such accidents and think that the other school boys who are in the habit of jumping on the trains will not only quit for a time but that they will quit for good.  Costly Premiums Free.  Send us 2a cents (silver) for a year's subscription to our popular 28-page illustrated magazine and receive an elegant premium, retail value $1.00, by mail free of charge. These premiums consist, of beautiful gold brooches, sets of elegant beauty pins, hat pins, cuff buttons, solid gold stick pins, etc. Send in your subscription at once and name your choice ot premiums. Address. The American Woman, 32w8 LeMars, Iowa.  Special Stock Train.  Commencing Tuesday, March 19tb, theC. B. & Q. R. R. Co. will put on a special stock train, leaving Chariton about 1 p. m. for Chicago, running only Tuesdays, until further notice.  This train will arrive in Chicago early Wednesday morning, and will take stock for all points east, in car loads, but will not take cars to fill up enroute, under any circumstances. :  w2 R. L. Pepper, Agt.  L f ¿ % *  dû  On at Chicago, Off in Florida.  The Chicago and Florida Special; leaving Chicago Union Station Tuesdays and Fridays at 12 noon, via.  Pennsylvania.....Short Line», goes'  through toJacksonvllleand St. Augustine. Space for the trip may be re-serv«<l-l>y addrésiiog JH. B. Sguupra,-  ■chioifH»jtp»-* • -  You Need a New Corset  to make that new gown fit perfectly, and the corset must fit you in oYder that vou may be comfortable. The price must also fit your pocketbook if you are to be well pleased. Our $1.00 Corsets are fit for a queen and our 50 cent Corsets are not surpassed anywhere. If you want a cheap 25 cent Summer Corset you will not have to look further for best value. We handle only reliable makes:  Dr. Warner's Straight Front Rust Proof.  Henderson's Straight Front, Without Gore.  "Cresco", that Will Not Break at the Waist Line.  Henderson's Flexo Girdle.  Genuine Chicago Waist.  Puritan Girdle, the Corset for a Miss.  1  i $  Ribbons«  We place on sale this week a new lot of Nos. 5 and 7 Fancy  All Silk Ribbon................................5 Cents  Another Lot of No. 1 Satin Back Velvet Ribbon, in all colors................................25 Cents the Bolt  ■A. R DENT«  FATAL SPREE.  Harden Cloud Found Dead in a Room In the Exchange Building.  Harden Cloud of Cloud came to this city last week and while here engaged in having a "spree." On last Thursday morning he went to a room in the Exchange building and asked a friend of his, who was occupying the room, if he could lie down a while. The permission was granted and when he was next seen was on the street but went back to the room sometime during the afternoon. When the friend went to tbe room that night he found Cloud dead. An inquest was held and the jury brought in the following verdict:  State of Iowa, Lucas County, ss:  An inquisition holden at Chariton, in Lucas county, on the 13th day of April, 1901, before Dr. T. P. Stanton, coroner of tbe said county, upon the body of Harden. Cloud, there lying dead, by the jurors whose names are hereto subscribed, the said jurors upon their baths say.that on the night of the 11th day of April, 1901, said Hairdin Cloud came to his death, and that the cause of wbich was disease of the heart as we verily believe. In testimony whereof the said jurors have hereunto set their bands, the day and year aforesaid.  J. A. McKlveen, J. E. Stanton* A. L. Yocom.  Subscribed and sworn to before this 13tb day of April, 1901.  T. P. Stanton  me  Don't Be Funny.  It does not pay. If you have a gbod thing, tell it right out. Don't use false means to attract attention. We say "right out" and mean it, too, that Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin will cure every case of Stomach Trouble. It will stop any pain caused by Indigestion; it knocks Sick Headache by attacking the cause of complaint and aids you to digest your food, no matter what you eat.  Osgood, Mo., Oct. 28, 1899. Pepsin Syrup Co.. Monticello, 111.  Gentlembn:—I have used Syrup Pepsin for some time and find it gives most excellent results and it is one of the greatest selling preparations I have ever carried in stock. I do not hesitate to recommend it. Very respectfully,  Dr. T. Jones. Sold by D. Q. Storle.  Dean-Boyd.  Mr. Eugene Dean and Miss Minnie Boyd were married at tbe office of J ustice Long on last Thursday afternoon, the ceremony being performed by W. S. Long. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Boyd and is a young lady of many abilities. The groom Is a son of Mr. :  and Mrs. John Dean and is a young man worthy of his bride. The happy couple will go to housekeeping at once in the northwest part of town. The Herald Joins in congratulations.  Kither io the First National Ban*  or  M  PERHAPS YOUR THOUGHTS DIFFER  hy l. m. f.  And now Aguinaldo wants an auto-go-bile.  Let us eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die from dread of germs, microbes and bacteria.  How lovely it is for General Fred Funston that the presidential election is four years hence.  If Japan were only larger and Mrs. Nation were only many what a breeze they would ralse in creation, - -  r  *  The Boers are defeated but it would; seem rather queer , if they did not crop out some place else again.  If true men would only speak and act their convictions it is quite possible that there would be no need of the hatchet crusade.  Our English cousins are certainly amiable people but they are not quite agreeable enough to have a sort, of partnership canal with.  Now if the czar and President Castro and the Chinese emperor could only obtain the balance of power what a return to the days of. Nero we should have.  Never mind, Mr. Carnegie, after a while you shall have a splendid eulogy; and then, too, the very ones who condemn you would make just as much money as you do—if they knew how.  It is passing strange that a body of men who can plan and execute such a colossal undertaking as the Pan-American exposition should be neglectful-of the important foundation stone of "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy."  The divorce law is doubtless the giant that threatens our American homes, but perhaps if our girls were taught to become adepts in cookery, dressmaking and general housekeeping, and both parties were instructed that without sincere affection there can be no lasting happiness, there might be a possibility of the evil being perceptibly lessened.  The Individual who is always and forever looking after the personal: affairs of his neighbor, reminds us of the retort of a two years old elocutionist of our acquaintance. He was on a visit to that haven of bliss for children, his grandpa's, and in the course of his explanation, discovered a ladder leaning against a tree near tbe house. He at once proceded to climb to higher regions but when ha was several leet from the ground he was seen by a member of tbe family who rushed to the rescue. The youngster with .difficulty : turned around, balanced himself with one hand, gestured ¿eloquently with the: other, and while the mischief danced over his face he exclaimed empha^ ically:  "Apples grow on tree« Grapes grow on Tines: ..., Yon 'tend to yonr bmlnaw ~ v % An';I'll 'Mnd|to Mine."  r -  ' n« ifoivii SM4; : •Che BaHki^'iMki^^il:«^^   

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