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   Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1890, Olean, New York                               PAGES. PAG The Olean Democrat VOL. XI. OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, MARCH 13. 1890. NO. A THUUST AT THE TOiUKS. LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL GIVES THEM AN ARRAIGNMENT. The Gavernmriit'x Courie Uncotmtitntlonal and Found Guilty of Atrocious and Unexampled and Hif Motion, and a Similar One is LONDON, March the house of com- mons last evening Mr. James W. Barclay, member for Forfarihire, asked w nether the government intended to take measures to ascertain if the cattle raised in the Western states of America were free from contagion. If they were free from contagion, he asked, could they not be conveyed to England with- out coming into contact with the animals of the Eastern states, an-ong which disease might exist? Mr. Chaplin, minister of agriculture, said that such an inquiry was impossible. In 1888 pleuro pneumonia had existed among cattle in Chicago and surrounding districts and he thought it hardly probable that the disease had wholly disappeared. CHURCHILL SCORES THE GOVERNMENT. Lord Randolph Churchill resumed the de- bate on the reception of the commission's re- port. From the inception of the commission, he said, he had watched the proceedings with feelings of sorrow and apprehension, which feelings had grown stronger within him as the proceedings developed. The proceedings vitiated throughout by their unconsti- tutional character. He dwelt at length upon the course of the government in acting aside the ordinary tribunals, while holding that there was prima facie evidence against the accused members. Thus insisting, it was the duty of the government, he continued, to proceed against the accused members crim- inally. He further argued against the special action of the government in creating a com- mission of three judges to fulfil the func- tions of judge and jury for the purpose of trying men accused of criminal conspiracy. The government had decided to place men who were their political opponents on trial on criminal charges without giving them the protection which a jury would give. TPar- nellite cheering.] Continuing, Lord Randolph said the gov- ernment had selected the tribunal without giving the accused even the privileges which belong to criminals of selecting or challeng- ing their jury. Not within the century, he said, had any public man been tested as Mr. Parnell had been, and he appealed "to the house to reject such unique and unprece- dented proceedings. The action of the gov- ernment in constituting the commission was adopted under the closure method, which, though in 1883 the government had regarded such proceedings as unconstitutional, was used by the government in 18S8 as a method of oppression for its opponents. Ne- mesis, he said, had attended the government in its adoption of such methods. he asked, "has been the result of this mountain- ous parturition? A reptile monster, Pigott. [Parnellite cheers.] What has been the re- sult of all this skill and use of parliamentary instruments? A ghastly, bloody, rotten foetus, Pigott! Pigott! Pigott! [Vociferous cheers from the Parnellites.] The govern- ment in appointing the commission had violated the constitution. If the govern- ment insisted upon its motion he (Churchill) would insist upon his right to condemn not only the Parnellites, but The Times, which had been found guilty of atrocious and un- exampled libel and slander. CHAMBERLAIN COMMENDS THE REPORT. Mr. Chamberlain said the Parnellites had invited the inquiry. The government had treated the allegations as libel, which might or might not be disproved. All of the alle- gations mads against the commission were If criminal proceedings had been instituted the government would have been opened to unlimited censure. MT. Chamber- lain complimented the commission upon the ability, impartiality and good faith of the judges composing it, who had received the indorsement of both Mr. Gladstone and Sir Charles Russell. He warned the house against assuming judicial functions by declining to accept the findings of the judges, and urged the house to leave the matter in the hands of the nation. Mr. Jennings then withdrew his amend- Mr. Caine (Unionist) immcdiateh- moved a amendment, condemning the course of Times, which was rejected by a vote of to -iVJ. Attrn-pt.-d and Suicide. J.Iarch Ward, aged employed as a sninner in the Conar.t mi' and formerlr jani- tor of i MMC school buddings iff Pa-.v- ..-.ip-J to kill his wife afternoon, i "ara aivl his wife, vihnse ennsweva'- J. Eutchins five weeks azo Thi-y lives! in i) Kails. Since that tin" shp been jtha farmer in n'ViTHvon Wan! went to the b-vv 1-.- v. was staying ard lireJ r--.   and tb in He t.-vn-ii t" the station, where it was found tbat he Sue Rom X Y.. b mon illv-1 the'-il; T l.i'iti .iL'.iinst -j. i ill V 1 iij 1 i i i i. -i ii i 1 i -if ,I-'.TI rt. to fj.. am i- GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. Greatly Disappointed at Action of the Tot-leu. LOXDON, March 1U. The Liberals are greatly disappointed at the now almost ab- solute certainty that the Tories will stand steadfast with the government to a man in the division on Mr. Jennings' amendment to Mr. Smith's motion to accept the commis- sion's report. It was at first hoped, and later believed, that at least a dozen Conservatives and several Liberal-Unionists would vote with Mr. Jennings and Lord Randolph Churchill, but it is now plain that the leaders of the government coalition have made it clear to their followers that the paramount question involved is that of self-preservation, the matter of doing justice to the men the government has wronged being a wholly sub- ordinate consideration. It is almost pos- itively known that mauy Tories would 'act upon their convictions and follow Lord Ran- dolph if they dared to do so, but the dictates of party interest and party discipline as laid down by the government leaders are too well defined and too strong to resisted. SEARCHING FOR TEE KILLED. The delay experienced by the searching parties in the Morsa colliery, owing to the impenetrable masses of debris and the umes of gas and flame are believed to have been fatal to any of the imprisoned miners who may have survived the explosion. In the remoter parts of the colliery fires are burning fiercely and rapidly extending to such portions as possibly have hitherto af- forded shelter to the few who were not killed Monday and it will be necessary to flood every part of the mine before thorough search can be made. Most of the still en- tombed men, as well as those whose bodies were taken out Monday, were married and the distress into which their widows and or- phans are thrown is indescribable. It now seems to be pretty well settled that the British delegation to the Berlin labor conference will be headed by Lord Dunraven. whose researches into the labor question eminently qualify him for the distinction. LE CARON DISPUTES CHURCHILL. That excessively offensive person, Le Carcei, whose emulation of Pigott's crowning act would send a thrill of joy to the heart of every one of his Tory protectors and apolo- gists, is out in another f ulmination against Mr. Terrence V. Powderly, or rather against the genuineness of the assertion made by that gentleman that he (Le Caron) ap- proached the chief of the Knights of Labor during the southwestern railroad strikes in 1886 with a proposition to use dynamite as a weapon against the railroads. The letter which Mr. Powderly received, containing this suggestion and purporting to have come from him, LeCaron says is a forgery, the original of which he could trace if be were disposed to give to it a degree of attention which it does not deserve. It is officially announced in Berlin that Emm Pacha will arrive in the German capi- tol about the end of May. THE CORONER'S 'INQUEST ON THE TERRIBLE LAKE SHORE ACCIDENT AT HAMBURG. Students on Strike. KAUJHAZOO, Mich., March stu- dents attending college who secured a hear- ing before the faculty through a committee which asked to have those suspended foi abducting two professors reinstated at the end of this term, expected a reply at the chapel exercises Monday. They were disap- pointed. After chapel exercises Dr. Wilcox tapped the bell for the students to go to their classes, but they did not move. He tapped it again, and the result was that all the stu- dents went to their rooms and homes except five, two of whom were a son and daughter President Wilcox. It looks very much as il the faculty had voted itself out of a job. The students held a meeting Monday even- ing, but no action was taken, as it is hoped the faculty will reconsider its decision. by JlABioir, Ind., March gas well on the hill west of this city has got beyond con- trol. In drilling the well a great flow of water was encountered 300 feet down which was eased off. An unusual flow of gas was developed at 900 feet, the force of which lifted out the casing and let in the water. This was in a fair way to be overcome, but Monday morning George Jackson went into the derrick, which was filled with gas, and struck a match to light his pipe. An explos- ion followed and Jat-nxm and the well con- tractors were blown forty feet, and all burned and otherwise injured. The derrick was and there is now rising from the pipe a volume of fire and water which defies all efforts to control it. An Inrane rnnvict'i Sniclde. N, K. Y., Msroh insane con- vict hung himself yesterday while a keeprr'' back was turned. VThrn the eoroiMT's jur. sa't Jast it beM blameless Dr. aivi att.-nr'.ints. The narnn of the convi.-t was V, illiain Yfjlkarns, and be was r. York inai: sent from there to fin-j foi burglary, and transfeiTfvl from Sins I'- insa'y asylum here ptxTjt two years He of and hi-, j-arent? an residents o{ NOT York itv. Conductor Houghtaling; Placed in a Bad Light by His Own Testimony and That of His Engineer Four I'recautlons Which He Might Have Taken to Secure Safety, but iHdn'e. BUFFALO, March The coroner's in- quest on the Hamburg accident on the Lake Shore was begun here yesterday at the -cor- oner's court room. Conductor John "VV. Houghtaling, was in charge of the wrecked train, was the first witness. He testified that lie has been employed as a Lake Shore conductor for thirty-five years. He was in charge of train 12 which left Cleve- land at p. m. on the Oth inst., fifteen minutes late. At Erie the train was attached to engine 34, Edward Mooney. engineer, and E. J. Bond, fireman. Upon hearing the engineer's bell at Dunkirk he gave the signal to go ahead and stepped on to the forward platform of the first coach. The train slacked and then broke in two. The bump- ers between the day coach and the first sleeper were different the Miller drawhead on the day coach and the Cowles on the Wagner coach. The witness went to where the break oc- curred, found a brakeman who sounded the Cov.ies coupler, which seemed to be firmly set. Both the air-hose and the steam-heating apparatus were broken. Upon the signal of witness the engineer backed ixp and the drawhead locked firmly. "I said the witness, "that they were firmly locked. The Miller bumper was all right. The Cowles bumper was turned out after the cars had parted. "Previous to continued Conductor Houghtaling, "the oil man came along and I asked him if he had air hose connections. He said yes, and I said go and get some. He came with some and prepared to put the hose on. He got under the cars and I said you can get out we have six cars with air on and we will go on without it. The five cars in the rear were crippled ears. I then Balked to within a car or half-car length of the engine and said to the engineer: 'Ed, we have six cars with air, go ahead. He started tl.e tram and run along all right; nothing out of the way. "The first intimation I had that the train was apart was from Miller's omnibus man, Mr, Covey. He said the train was broken in two. When he informed in the middle of the third coach. There was one car between where the break occui red and the car I v, as in. I TV as on the right side of the car. I don't know which ride of the car the brake line was on. I sat about three or four seats from the rear. Mr. Sullivan, a conductor on the road, sat with me. "When Covey informed me of the break I immediately got up and said to Mr. Covey, is the head brakeman? Tell him I want him.' I went into the coach behind and looked out. I could see nothing of the rear portion of the train. The track is straight there for quite a distance, probably two or three miles." "Ihra wnat did you "I got hoUl of tbo bell cord and pulled it." Ho n iau} times dojir u.u.w, three or four times, perhaps. Yv'e stopj tvi immediatlr made a very quick btop. AH attempt to pmi the bell is not al- ways (li-linits, as it is difficult to tell whether or not I lie engineer gets the signal. He is -isjjposeil to answer the bell with his whistle. A are pr'mpt in doing so and sometimes w e jrct no an> A-er. "1 og and saw the other cars com- ing. I tuou -i Dialed to the engineer to go ahead, both v ich my lamp and my voice, as :c> as I could. He did not start and the cars ran The then described the crash, the of t   l.-u-k of ibe eupiue and did not know whether or not the engineer tried to start ahead. Coroner Keuney Will you swear that you did not pull automatic brake cord on the car hich you were on "I did not pull that cord. I did not touch it." "When 3-ou left Dunkirk did you notify the Pullman conductor, FeKt. that his had no air or strani I did ii'-t When thi> man the air brake connec- tions why did not you permit him to put them "Because I considered the train perfectly safe, that the couplings were safe, and be- cauv it -w.uild have caused a delay of tfn connections had been put on it wonid the liability of accident. wouldn't il "Yts-. i; thins bad Ijecn all right "If ha'] Iwi riatV t. ears, v.ruj 1 b, --v T. .rktx! U> tram left li.no at p. minutes late. There was no trouble with the tram between Erie and Dunkirk. At Dunkirk a stop was made for water; the fireman rang the bell, showing that the engine was ready to start. The conductor signalled to go ahead. The witness tried to start the train but could not. The spot where the stop was laadeat Dunkirk ib a hard place to start. On the second attempt to start the train broke in two. He was told by an oil man that the brake-hose had parted and that he (the oil man) w as going to put in new hose. Conductor Houghtaling, continued Mooney, came forward to within about a car and a half of tbf engine, save the signal to go ahead, at the ban-. tiino saying: "You have the brakes on ju cars, go ahead. This hose can't bj Ji-cd.1' When about a mile west of Harabure Jtooaey thought he heard one tap of the bell, to which he paid no attention. about one and a half or two miles east of West Hamburg station he heard another tap of belL He stepped back to the back part of the cab, turned arouad to look at his fire- man, who was below him. While in that po- sition the automatic brakes were applied from the train, the jar throwing him into the front part of the cab. By the time the wit- ness got his hand on the throttle the train was at a standstill He shut the steam off, opened the cylinder cocks to relieve the pres- sure in the cylinders, and dropped the lever forward to full-stroke position. Mooney looked out of the cab window. Conductor Sullivan ran up to the engine and said: "Mooney, pull out or the hind-end will be into you." Mooney pulled the engine wide open and said to Sullivan, "I am perfectly powerless as the brakes have been applied from the train and I cannot release them." While trying to start the train the rear cars crashed into the forward cars, but did not move the forward cars over two feet, show- ing that the brakes were on when the cars crashed together. The jar sent the engine forward, breaking the drawhead between the tender and the forward baggage car, show- ing that there was a bare possibility that he could have pulled away with the six cars if the brakes had not been set. Engineer Mooney then explained in detail the operation of the air-brakes. In answer to Coroner Kenney Mooney stated that, in his opinion, if the conductor had permitted the oil inspector to put on the new rub- ber air-hose, and the break had occurred, the two sections would not have been fifty feet apart when they stopped; that was one rem- edy the conductor did not avail himself of. It was not necessary to create a straight cur- rent of air under the car. All that was nec- essarb was for Conductor Houghtaling to have the new air-hose put on the cars, and as an extra precaution to attach safety chains. Those appliances are always carried on an engine so as to be easily obtained if needed. The witness did not see Conductor Houghtal- ing's signal to go ahead (after the break was discovered) as it was impossible for him to see it, the engine being around the curve and the train being on the curve. After hearing the last tap of the bell only a few seconds elapsed until the air-brakes were set. Coroner think that if the new air hose had been put on at Dun- kirk this accident never would have oc- Engineer would have spoiled all the possible chances of a collision occur- ring." Engineer Mooney stated that the train was running probably at the rate of about forty- three miles an hour when the break occurred. There is a down grade and he had lessened the amount of steam after passing Lake View, where the grade is steepest. Had the air brakes not been applied there would have been a possibility that the witness could have started and got the forward section away from the rear cars which were approaching; he could have got the cars started at a low speed so that the crash would not have broken the platforms of the car or derailed the cars. The inquest will be continued to-day. A LIMIT WANTED Salaries of District Judges, WASHINGTON, March 12. The senate bill increasing salaries of United States district judges to per year, was considered by the judiciary committee of the house yester- day, and after some discussion Mr. Stewart of Vermont was directed to substit jte a bill fixing salaries of United States district judges for the Southern district of Xcw York and the district at for the districts of Philadelphia. San Francisco, SU Louis, Xew yassachnsetts, and the Eastern districts of York and for the other districts with one exception at The exception is in the case of judges in oouisiana. who receive a salary of under the old French code. f 'lit hai f a-i i -o to of Hrbard. ROCHESTER. X Y Mnrrh 12 S. the wajV .tjipoijit''''! of tl a- at  l-T-n. "2 T< a -v c ;M mil-si qj ,-vt 5'V Viiu-Hf UJP hca'3 He bad ,-iM Lome from a fnzsmiRs tnp to i'i" N" awe if assignrd forhisseK- r jr "It ic- ''wble that ih-yv.ouM have the if ever} thing had j all "Aft'-r you left pre- c I'ltioTi'did t.oJ-f- to v< r H.-.-3 v t to'kn ".Uxrj.re o. J y, :i not -.tii I t' th< 'h mr  a man and take whatever was im- jilird in the saying that that f should lx> done any more. Mr Dankl v.rl that the question was one which addressed If to the of honor of the senate. had beard the remarks made by -fnstT from and he did not regard them coaling  passed in the committee of the whole KaturtKy. Tfaa bills reported were passed, and provide for an increase in the limit of cost of the build- ings at Newark, N. J.; Scranton, Pa.; Iroy, N. 7. An expenditure of it in- volved. MR. TAULBEE DEAD. The Murdered Fails to MB Ante Mortem Statement. WASHINGTON, March Preston Taulbee, ex-representative from the Tenth Kentucky district, who was shot in an alter- cation with Charles E. Kincaid, the Wash-y ington correspondent of the Louisville Times, in the house wing of the Capitol on Feb. 28, died yesterday morning at 5 o'clock at Prov- idence hospital. Hfe death has been ex- pected for sewral days, but while tbem was still a chance f his life, the physi- cians thought it ad- visable not to permit him to make an ants motsem statement of tke circumstances surrounding the shooting. He died, therefore, without making any state- w. TAULBEE. meat, and the case against Kincaid will rest entirely on the tes- timony of himself and two eye witnesses   wo 1 import.Tit the BenweK   hrjic ti t priswncrs from N Two i I "T- MT t ncd V i v s nr I4 ar as ivsu t f   

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