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   Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1890, Olean, New York                               The Olean Democrat. VOL. XI. OLEAN. CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1890. NO. 39 OIK RAILWAY SERVICE. STATISTICIAN ADAMS' REPORT TO THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION. Greater KHiciency Shown on American Roads than is Attained on Foreign Showiu Number of Accidents Occurring; port of the Cross Yearly JJarnings of American Kouils. Aug. statistician of the interstate commerce comniis.sion. Mr. Henry C. Adams, has just completed his second annual report to the commis- Eion. This report shows that the railway property of the United States is controlled by organizations. The number of men employed is showing that men are employed for every 10J miles of line. This shows greater efficiency than is attained on foreign roads. For exam- ple, in England there are men em- ployed, which gives men for every 100 miles of line. The efficiency of the men employed on American railways is shown by the fact that each engineer has carried what is equivalent to tons of freight one mile and passengers one mile. The total number of passen- gers carried by rail in the United States was the total number of tons of freight carried was the aver- age haul for each ton of freight was 127.36 miles, showing a ton mileage of The table showing the equipment of railways is especially interesting. It shows locomotives, of which are passenger and are freight loco- motives; passenger locomotives and freight locomotives are fitted with automatic train brakes. There are cars used, of which are in the pas- senger service and in the freight service; passenger cars and freight cars are fitted with automatic brakes. The statistics of accidents show that during the year 330 passengers have been killed and passengers injured. -This shows that one passenger has been killed in every passengers carried, and one passenger injured in every passengers carried. The rate of mortality in England for the year 1888 is one passenger killed for every carried, and one passenger in- jured for every carried. This dis- crepancy may, perhaps, be explained by the fact that the number of miles traveled per ticket is in this country much greater than in England and also by the fact that English railways are much better manned than in this country. Of employes in the United States, have been killed and injured during the year. These figures show that one death occurs for every 357 employes, and one injury for every 35 employes. Or if a similar statement be made for trainmen, that is to sny for engineers, firemen, con- ductors and other trainmen, one death occurrs for 117 employes, and one injury for every 12 men employed. The gross earnings for the year, exclu- sive of rental of tracks, yards and ter- minals are and the operating expenses exclusive of rentals of tracks, yards and terminals are This leaves net income from operations of After deductions are made for fixed charges the final net income for all the roads in the United States was or per mile of line. Out of this sum dividends have been paid to the amount of which leaves a sur- plus of or per mile of line. Another interesting table in this report shows the amount of bonds which will fall due in each oi the years from to 1939 inclusive. The total amount of stock of which are owned by railroad corporations. The total amount of bonds is 859, of which are owned by railroad corporations. The report fur- ther shows that the passenger earnings have from cent, of total in ;o si.10 jK-r tent, in 1S81.'1: while ea, have de- creased p -r in IbiS to 60.83 per cent, in ISStt._________ "BE IN READINESS." DESTRUCTIVE FIRE' IN WILSON. Dispatch Sent to the Xevr Ens- land Protective Vliion. BOSTON, Aug. th'j K. of I... yesterday from buffalo tiie following to the Xew Engl.uid Protective K in way union in tins city: wn.itevi-r or uiorv. B'.- in read in'-xs." President K. II. Turnbull of the Xew England lur-on says that the dispatch upon here to be p-.vp.ired for any emcrut-ncv. tin-re i-. a possibility of a pener.il strike, 'i here would not strike from Mit if such a move would U-uefit the New York strikers would yo out. The roads to be affected in that would IK. the Fitch burg ami The Boston .-iiid Albany. Georce C. Lorlrocr Very 111. CHICAGO Aue. Dr. r. Lor- imer. past- IT of the IiimauutM church, has hiv >n 01: account of ii! lu.ilih. and ii is frev'.v pre- dicted that he will never asrain io enter the pulpit. The pa.ii or is now Jyiiii; very ill at hi- home, where ne is T' CVM of Nlrcvnely and for it is said. ha-. DM; a si.-cp mil tnc nf Ever sinre n tur-i from hi- tour Dr. IJ.T- urM-.v- although a fim; ppsn tour afforded his rehef. An Appeal to Chcrk A' c Canadian ap- to tlif patriotJ-TTI rf the leaders r-f Quebec and (maws to pro- vide work for tnc pr'pi'.lar'> of the coun- tries below Quebec. are a total Canadjen that i are to'eare for the or- are tnven that the projected Maiane railroad pushed to provide these famiiJM with daily emigration will take place which will be ruin out to the Dominion. Itluze Kvrr Si-en in Ihe riirlviiifc J.ittle WIISON-, X. V., At o'clock moiuinuUn'cryoHliv reused the people froin their slumber. The I rick store occupied by George tic Sou, with hardware below, and bv K. lloney- above as a printing oHtee, was ou lire. In about half an hour theie was a tre- mendous explosion, which threw out the entire front and the tin roof. In an in- stant the large barn of E. V. W. Dox, im- mediately adjoining, was on fire in a different places. In a few minutes the corner building, occupied below as a dry goods store by C. N. Alarkle and above as the Masonic lodge room, was doomed. At the same time the Imilding on Young street, known as the Dox block, imme- diately west, was attacked. This building was occupied below by A. Clark as a dry good.-, store and E. iloody as a willow ware manufactory, and above by E. V. Dox as an office and drafting room. lu the meantime the flames had wiped out the barn belonging to the Henry Johnson estate, lying between the Dox barn and the blacksmith shop. This includes the burnt district. All of the buildings were completely wiped out. The fire was no half-way affair, but a complete success and lasted only about one hour from the time it first broke out. Markle's loss is estimated at his insurance is Metzger Son's loss is fully insured. Honeywell's loss is insured for Johnson's barn was worth and was insured for The blacksmith shop roof was in- jured about 880. The largo barn of E. V. W. Dox had in it about twelve acres of oats unthreshed, aud other grain, a buggy, a large power feed cutter, two sets of har- ness, hay and other fodder. The loss is about insured for 8400. In the White building, on street, the entire stock of Mr. Clark, and that of Mr. Moody were taken out and saved with but little damage. The books, maps, field notes, furniture, and drafting instruments the accumula- tions of forty years' of active service of E. Y. W. Dox as surveyor, the value of which it is impossible to estimate were totally destroyed. The loss on the building is about insured for The double brick building was the prop- erty of Masons. It was worth about is a complete wreck, and was insured. As everything was as dry as tinder, it is a wonder that the fire did not spread much farther. As it is, it is the most extensive fire Wilson ever had. i STKAMK1) TO DEATH. FREIGHT TRAINS WRECKED. Serious Accident at Pinker- ton Man Badly Injured. ALBANY, Aug. result of the use of green hands was exemplified last night when a train coming down from "West Albany got the better of "the men and ran away. It was a freight of about forty cars. As it came down the steep grade from Karner's the engineer whistled down brakes, but the men were so few in num- ber that they could not get them on. Right in front of the runaway train was another freight goinij west. The engineer of the runaway train re- versed his engine, but this did no good as the tracks were slippery. As the train came towards the other both firemen and engineers jumped. On the front of the engine of the runaway train was Lewis Owen, a Pinkerton man, residing in Chi- cago. He was afr.-'iti to jump and was between the two entries when they struck- His comrades rus-hed to his assistance when the train came to a stand- still. He was inst nsible and was taken to St. Peter's hos.iital, where it was found that he had concussions of the skull and some bad cut? on the face. His wounds were dressed and he is still at tiie hoMitial. The engines of both trains were ba.ln- smashed and the wreck closed traffic for the nischr. is nothing new in the situation. The Pinkerton men have been withdrawn from cars and there is perfect quiet. Freight trains in small numbers are being moved. ''_____________ CONGRESSIONAL NEWS. Debate on the Alipn Land Law Bill In tho Work. WASHINGTON'. Aim. 2i) house de- for an hour without the alien i.-.rid law bill. After some debate au order -.citMitr Wedne-dav. Ti iir-.-1'iy ar.d y of this we-k ai-d aud uesclay of n- x: i-eck for tp.- ronsid- of btjsiue-- from the com mitt <-e -ilfure was avrrved to. The A'-irijul- i p rnlloge Mil wa-. then taken up and 1 l-i the senate Mr. Qu iv's resolution to the rules an fix a program for tl.'- went over by arrangement ui'til to-day. The senate pnjwd bill crranting right of ;v thro'iirh in Utah, and 1.1 autiiorizing neirotiatioiir, for the pur- of the j-.irt of the Crow res- 'ion in Moi.t.171.1. i blii was up an J Mr. ;i withdrew his to the late a'jnouix-viir that iid offer ii Ji'-i. .-ome was in ue- wnb the I'D] T f 11 oat "f j, i v id "n i s 1 '.re-! 7.. P 'kl'-.v v. i Lizz e Gar HORRIFYING DETAILS OF A WRECK ON THE OLD COLONY ROAD. Imprisoned IV.ssf tigers I.it.-rall.v Hoiled Alive by from the of the Most A Kailrenid Acci- dents Kvrr Srfiics of the !HB Story of an Kjo Witness of tlm Disaster. Aug. terrible accident occurred yesterday ou the Old Colony railroad by which seventeen passengers and the fireman were instantly killed and the engineer and twenty passengers in- jured, Home fatally. The train, which was the Vineyard express, due in TSoston at p. m., and consisting of five or six parlor when within 100 feet of the other side of the President's bridge, jumped the track, the ngine immediately toppling over and the first passenger coach on the top of ir. The engine set fire to the train. The passengers were for the most part injured by escaping steam, many being frightfully scalded. The Qu ncy fire department was called to the scene as quickly as possible and soon after the fire was extinguished. The dead and injured were removed from the scene, the latter being taken into private houses aud to the Quincy hos- pitals. Doctors were sent from Boston to the scene of the wreck. A passenger who was in the second car of the train says that he thinks all thev killed and injured among the passengers were occupants of the fourth car. He says he saw eight dead bodies and states that others say they saw more. It is now definitely known that seven- teen of the passengers are dead. Their bodies have been all removed from the wreck. The work of removing the dead and injured from the wreck was extremely difficult and slow. After removal the i dead were taken to the morgue and the injured to the Quincy hospital. S. A. Holbert of Brooklyn, one of the occupants of the ill-fated train, came out of the wreck without a scratch. He said he was seated in the car back of the smoker with a friend, W. L. Miner, and near him sat Gen. Wales of the First brigade. The train was the express to Brockton and from Brockton the ex- press to Boston. It left Brockton at going about forty miles an hour. Just this feide of President's bridge (so-called because the homestead of John Quincy Adams is close by) the engineer whistled to "down brakes." The train began to shake as ii shivered by a shock of an eaithciuake. Then came a crash, the en- gine left the track and the tender re- mained, with the parlor car off the tracks and the baggage car was thrown on its side. The locomotive it left the track ttirned itself alongside the train and the train slid along leaving the engine mid way the train, opposite the second passenger car from the smoker. In this car all the scalding was done. I walked along to the second car from the smoker and found that the steam from the engine was ponring in on the passengers imprisoned beneath the wreck. Men, women aud children, I should say, fifteen or twenty, were crying for help and twisting in their agony. One woman held up her scalded hands to me and said she felt that she was going to die ar-'' asked me if I thought she would live. The faces and hands of the victims were PJ-, red as boiled lobsters. As rear as I could find out four were killed and fifteen or twenty nien, women and children were badly scalded inhaling steam. Mr. Miner j and i came up on a hor-e car from Quincy and I ui'derstand the injured were taken to the hospital. A Herald representative who wa- on the train says: The engine jumj-ed the track on the wist side, plunging into the steep bank .u-joinlng the Adams estate. The car- ntJK.'hed to the engine plunged after it. The bagiraiw, a Pullman, and past the engine, but the fourth car. a coach, i collidtd with the engine and was instantly j filled with escaping steam. The next Ihe l cars remained on the track, bnt i pants were badly shaken up. The iil- j fated passenger car was completely I wrecked. It contained seventy-five pas- j Fencers, men. women and children. j win-tows on the east side aliclv'sel 'ti'i'.cuy preventing the steam from t- i'lie sr-enes about the car were of tV description. "Women and i-bildn-a i w-f-e searching for their frien I1-, while men fainted as the sti-amed btxhes of a dozen wort.en and children were being taken from the ruins. of the sifted with present "f i mind, broke through the windows, and with sliirht" woun-K Where and i..r c-ollHtd were siv-ril nnd children stc-amed to dfitK C-.'-IP TVTV 13y uled. T'.c "v fi'-f n; an ill 1T... t- vc re monedt' i i of r :-i ,r.. i e -'f .r- wp-.- male !-v V-l J7i ari.i'iite1-and nouse DiiiKtcr ai, i  to an investigation which in tht meeting, it is persumed the letter was written by one of the gypsies in a fit of remorse. BOYCOTTED BRICKMAKERS. The Trouble Threatens to Temporarily Par.ili :-a the Trade. XEW Aug. brick manu- facturers at a meeting here Monday de- cided not to ship any bricks to points where the br ycott of the board of walking delegates exists. After to-morrou- no more bricks will be sent to Xevr York, Brooklyn or Jersey City. A boyc on 1 I five weeks ago by the walking on the Yerplanck's Point yard.-, of O'Brien Vaughey, Kins Lynch, A very Maekey, and Cyrus Travis is the cause of the trouble, winch threatens temporarily to paralyze one of the most active branches of Xew York in- dustry. The reason of the boycott is a refusal on the part of the four firms to live up to an agreement, which the board claims they made, to hire none other than union men. LAST OF THE WYANDOTTES. Death of 3Iother Soloman, Daughter of John Grey Eyes. UPPER SANDUPKY, O., Aug. garet Soloman, better known as Mother Soloman.'he last of the tribe of Wyan- dotte In died .Monday in her north of this city ou the banks of the In- dian's beiovfd river. She a full-bloo led Wyundotte, the daughte" of John a noted chief. She was born in 181G, and when in IVl the Rev. Mr. Finley oneued his mission school, Margaret (4rev Eyes was the llr  -L :ti..cbiiii5t at the Hazard works Jo-< Kern, a milkman, was blown from hib and was found 200 away on the Lehigh Valley railror.il with his head crushed. Ada.pi of the firm Jones   away from a carrirge, seriously i paper T.- I jured .lacn1) arm dislocated. M. Hr.nkman arm broken end injurtd intern u'v .T.ir-ob IV-rcold, batcher, ribs broken head brn -.d "io'jrr dealer, br< km ,j-id inj -rnally. The reqi'.f-' i the Ninth rcgi- of i to IP a:   a Cat f-In. ;x N A ic n 'Ii.-s .r loytti tbe brif k jart)  ic He did i arid the bank ffll. '.s Inm inid'-r tnan a UK) t'ns irt ii 3; t .K two i ir- to dit: Jiiin K-. r.i 1" ii- i-'.ywfis i. nn wa- T  The is Rt cr m a Kanquct. Anc MI party Mond-jy t '.df 1 t 1 ,-1 TI-T-I'I v It i- W'ts p' l :n ti c wth the ofki.Misr w; ,-iook rf r, tbat ire f ittc'3. bv poliTr t n-.iof P-< for Y K. Am: 2 n k" tn N 'p'l -i t fr n the nc i-d turned t an Of i from   

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