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   Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1890, Olean, New York                               The Olean Democrat r VOL. XI OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER I 890. NO. 42 ANOTHEir-i TO A NOTHER WRECK ON THE CENTRAL. A CENTRAL T.MN. IM J-'ii-i v Inlo u it-'i; Near iK'Kmiiii YVoiiiHlci: I Miraculous Limit the Escape oi' Kxpress. tl' O i.C G O due here irry 1 i'- i-s'-.iliy -in i1 It i" th.it v M ;'k tlie tv.'iin wnikor at ii flagged it tlVli'l last d as ,1 V out of X" night, this train picinus. i intend'' i ered by ;t t and tiie tr; prevent a HM-iniis Genual P.is- senger AIM .1- Wolfe says that no word has beeu sen: to him of any such orcurrt-n'-e. but admits that the train was quite ite and witi.our any known The United Fiv-s reporter could no: (hid any passengers came up on the train. The blockade it is said consisted of steel rails arn! sc.me old railroad iron. Superintendent Bissell was not at his office, but his assistant said that no word of the attempted wreck had been received. o'clock a passenger at the depot was found who had talked with the trainman on the belated train. His story WHS I i-Uily sensational and was, to the efiVft at a point called Old Troy, near Ua.-nburg.the train stoppe'd so quick'-; that the passengers Were thrown from their seats. There was great excitement, the people on the train be- lieving that there was another accident. The cause, however, was the appearance of a trackman with a red lantern and with blood streaming from a wound in his shoulder. The engineer said he heard peveral shots fired and then saw the man. When the trackman could speak he said that there was an obstruction on the track, and a search party soon found a pile of ties laid acros-i and bf acad from behind with pieces of railroad iron. The obstruction was removed and the train proceeded with a lot of thoroughly fright- ened passengers. The above story was shown to railroad officials here but they refused to say whether it was true or not. A railroad employe who was on the train was found at midnight and tells an- other version, probably the true one. He says that two men out rowing on the river near that point saw some men busy on the tracks, and waiting until they dis- appeared thoy crawled quietly up. They found a steel rail wedged in the cattle- guard in the same way as at Albany and braced up in the same way by pieces of flange-iron. With all their strength they could not move it, and started down the track to warn the Chicago limited ex- press. They met a trackman and he swinging his red lantern, started to stop ths train. In an instant several shots rang out and one took effect in the track- man's shoulder. However, the train was stopped about 100 yards south of the struction. According to the description of the barricade it was of the same build as the one near Albany on Thursdav night. a. m. An official report just re- ceived shows that the obstruction was not placed like the one at Albany. There is a culvert at this point and into that cul- vert was jammed seven heavy ties. These ties were placed so that their butts pointed towards the approaching train, and if the engine had struck it, the ties would only have LI en driven in harder and the train would have gone into the river. v. nor removed at midnight Two Trains Collide With Terrific at Lochport, LOCKPOIIT, Sept. five minutes past 4 o'clock yesterday two north shore limited trains, one going east and the other v.e'-i. collided with tertific force on the Central tracks near the station in this city. Engine 092 of the train -.oing east v.-as telescoped by engine 735 of th? western train, and they now stand locked together with their smoke stacks nearly touching each other. By the force of the collision the tender of the east-bound train was forced back over half its length into the Wagner buffet car 420, and the baggageman, W. A. Feidelerdf Xew York city, instantly killed. The tender of engine 735 was also tn like manner into buffet car 419. The engineer of this engine, Edson Bradley of Syracuse, sustained a compound fracture of both legs, and the fireman, William Houston, also of Syracuse, received a "bad flesh wound Of one thigh and severe cuts on the head. Xo other injuries of any ac- count were reported. As these trains do not stop at this station the passengers were only saved by square interlocking of the engines. Had the collision occured but two or three rods to the east one train would have cut the other in two, and the loss of life would have been appalling. The westbound train is due here at a.-ha., and was therefore over half an hour be- hind time. Their meeting place is San- born, twelve miles west of this city. It is said that both had instructions this morn- ing to meet at the junction, two miles west of the city. The disaster does not obstruct the pass- age of through trains. THE ALLEGED TRAIN WRECKERS. SPEAKER JIEI-1) KLECTKD. HIS MAJOHITY THE EVER RECEI LARGEST HE -_" r i -r i T r I i c, I O I Tb w. _ lluniitoii KhuIIv '-Ill- .McmlM-rs of liis O! Governor Iiur't-' Majority Tin Majorily Sinc Dingier, :i I.urge I'iSvT'.'st K( ;n.l ivrs lic- electetl land Addriss My. I-'ort- 0. S -vc el ltP-'l pl'l- There la Said to be 3fo Evidence Reed or Cordial. ALBANY, Sept. story current as the facts in the case of the wreckers of the Montreal express is losing its announced solidity based on facts. The Central road has no definite knowledgs of how many men wrecked the train. Of the three men under arrest the only one against whom there is any evidence is Kiernau. The road claims to have confessions from Reed and from Cordial, but the claim is made in the hope of getting Kiernan to squeal in return. The habeas corpus proceedings of the knights have come to grief. Counsellor McDonough was absent from the city yes- terday, and Mr. Nevitt, who had charge, got out the writs. Reed being voluntarily a prisoner, no writ could be issued in his case, and the papers read for Kiernan and Cordial. "Why were they not was asked Master Workman Lee. "Well, we found that they had taken Cordial to Troy and so we thought we would wait until the he answered. At the examination before a Troy judire to-day there will be present Master Work- man Lee, Master Workman Dulin, Coun- sellor McDonough and perhaps Roger A. Pryor for the prisoners. The railroad offi- cials and Mr. Robert Pinkerton will also be there. MASS MEETING OF KNIGHTS. .Me.. towns in Heed's disti.rt Frank 4.291, scattenn- -15. Kcid'- rality Same towns in Reed Kmery 5..VJ-1 Reed's plurality 514. Twenty-five towns in the state give lUirleiu-h Thompson scat '274. linrl-iyh's plurality Same towns in iSSS gave Putnam G.250. scattering 330. Bur- leigh's plurality Thirty towns gavo Burleigh Thompson Clark scatter- ing 33. Republican plurality Last time Burleigh had Put- nam Gushing 271, scattering 2JO. Republican plurality Republican gain 451, or over 21 per cent. Reed's plur- ality in twenty-nine in the First district is He had the last time plurality, and it looks as if he would be nearly doubled. Twentv-five towns 'N. I -Oil i, M i: f V n IT'S li al tiie ml in.; ilia; ;l.c In.a "The l-i'jil. t of il, IllU'Ilt. Mi-r- R. to t'ie ut, H -IcM III a" s-iico ccriimi at .stat- H Ii) the U-i'ii i-siy il i ci ijii' M' letiliiiii) at loving to its honor you a chief ;istr.ite of a nation you In ,1 to save, cherish most tid of comrade- which was e march and in remem- rsiddead." i (Jen. llarri- -idi'iit of the The comrades A DI-KD OF DEVILS.'' WHAT THE KNIGHTS JOURNAL OF LABOR OF THE SAYS. Srliic I i ;'i< Otii to IV i k Hi: and the i other trac is vuiv beiii'-c switched on s. DAMAGED CY LfGHTNIN  r.-rtMt records, etc.. "f w  ami has not ret rev d beveral by- str.ntlfr- Mjghily injured. MFiTiNi o- TOBACCO MEN. T-ir'jr Till n i ,.1... }s i 1 ilf io 11- or fl form. to a Hoard of of on ,-i' al 'j- Mc- >-ij jie 17.1-1 of >rts5ibly It bl" ILl t Mr. Towderly Addresses an Immense Gathering at Oswego, Jf. f. OSWEGO, X. Y., Sept. Mas- ter Workman Powderly addressed an im- mense mass meeting here last night. He was received with great enthusiasm by the Knights of Labor and escorted to the hall amid a blaze of red fire. Hundreds of people weve turned away from the hall, Powderly reviewed and expounded the principles of the knights. He referred to the Central strike, condemning the corporation for its course, and asked sus- pension of judgment regarding the men arrested for wrecking trains until the.- could be heard and tried. He declared a law should be en- acted that would t.revent a corporation from doing to precipitate a strike or laborers from striking until both sides could be heard ;.nd upon by aboard of arbitration authorized to act. Mr. Povulfcrly declared that the tele- graphic report that glass blowers would leave the order false and that there WHS jibsolutcly no foundation for the story. Mr. Pcwderly expressed friendship for the Brotherhood of Loco- motive Engineers and said the said the day was coming when the Brotherhood of Ens-ineers. Firemen and Knights of Labor and   luthoiirii in f-iT.-tiijg out the fiends f'.ini l-c'-i deed ty of tV- A "Wealthy Farmer DALLAS. Tex.. Sopr. David Dough- erty. a farmer living six- teen niiles froiii here ai'out S o'clock Monday wl.jJe re- clining O7i a sofa in his house. The weapon, which was a shot gun with buckshot, was fired through the win- dow. Posses are scouring the country, but trace of the assassin lias yet been found. Stone Masons" Convention. fr< 713 GOVERNOR BURLEIGH RE-ELECTED. The Largest Jlajority Since JSGG K< prcst-ntatives :-il. ArorsTA, Me.. Sept. O.-C-iairm.in M.-Tili-y of the '-rat" cnmni'ttct- at '.I-1 to Vrc.-i- r of Bridge 'r i i, on to i'' NEWSPAPER!   

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