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Weather Tndlcatlon»-B»ln, Colder. Baring tbe First Fifteen Days of January, 1894, TUB WORLD Published 6,538 Ativts. of HOUSES, ROOMS, APARTMENTS and BOARDERS, BOARDERS, Against 4,454: for the Correspond* ing Period One Year Ago. VOL XXXIV. NO. 11,837. Weather Imllcntlo During the First Fifteen Days «f"'j THE WORLD 31,885 Adv Against 29,831 for the Corresponding JW] One Year Ago. PRICE TAVO CENTS. NEW YORK,.TUESDAY, JANUARY IG, 1894. P1UCE TWO CENTS. 14 PA< THE DELAWARE, LACKAWANNA AND WESTERN RAILROAD CALAMITY.*:! ' •" «-»,_ * 7 y , •«.. *.« RESCUERS WORKING AT THE HEART OF THE WRECK. [A PICTURE DRAWN AT THE SPOT WUEHK THE SOUTH ORttNOU KN'dlNK SMASHKD THE liKAR CARS OF Till! DOVEK EXI'RKSS.' TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF. WEATHER. Indications for to-day, rain, colder. Highest tcrnjRTaturii ye^tcnlny, 47; lowest, 33; average. average. '10 '4; average for corresponding day last year, J•!•>;. '' BUSINESS. Speculation at the Stock Exchange was stronger and higher prices prevailed. Railroad bonds also advanced. Sales of stocks 189, 740 fhares, anrl of bonds $U. Gf>2; pixx Money ju'ed ous^ -md exchange Uo'e 1 ! ^o Hi .New York Way wheat opetigl KQAPff or 70V#i i and itraduaily/oil to 00 1 <^UJr H^ml Ijici iiiiw-tul ,n«j closed W^c TlfaWTjt cr -.eel b> \seukei cables and unexpected ihcre&je in the \ Mble tapplj CoCtliu in New York declined 4 to 5 points. Free oUbrings caused the break. Receipts at the jirirts ui'ie 26,77O bale--, Futures dosed ll<tM.i'J(lii,. S(-...u 8. (lie. ; Feb., 8. 03c. a 8. 04o. ; Mirc'i H l>c aS 13c i Ap l',S.20c.a8. Jlc , and Maj utK'JSc .1 8. J()c IH, A'O ABOUND HEW YORK. Ten men were kille.T. and forty-four others— come of whom will die—rWere injured in a rcilr- .cml collision on the Delaware, Lackawiuma and wuxterh Railroad, nctir- Hobokeu. The first train was late a.nd going slowly; the second second Koiiijv fast!' There was n, thick fog and proper siyimls either were not made or were 'not scull or wore disregarded. - nuw'Cffiltcr called at tho Mayor's office for •the t!r.t thill in a \ tar 'The. bo:ly of imotlr>r victim of the Newtown Cre k d b ijj cr h in butn recorered. Wllllum L n r\ iiml lobn E. Milholland re- ceivMudsct ln*.lo at tho Republican Club's election Tli«*nsphalt companies which have ha'l city paving tontrticu d( ny the charges of fraud made by John D. Townsend, Antonio Grliiclli took poison, stint himself thiiuic'i tlio huld nnl finally finished this life b\ it k ip fro n u filth ^tory window, ihc po'l L (iiMi-voi tlic destitute will be begun begun throughout the city eit'iisr this or to-morrow to-morrow evening. Member-, of the. county Medical Association (eni;i fro ina liul> io\\ ut the ahnual election of ofllceit. WASHING-ION. Mr. llornblcwor 1 s noinimition to the Supreme Court Iiuitli w \* iejected by the Senate. Coi'.knm downed Heed In a sharp duel in the taiifldUntc c ('\criHommitteu amendments •of'tliu Wilson bill ttx'ie adopted. Secretary Carlisle u-rote to Sonntor Voorhecs KM Inr tint It Concuss doei nc.t come to the reliei ot the i ro i ui 5 he will be compelled 'to Issue bonds under the Resumption act. 1 Sicietalj 1 uinuut he ird arguments for and •gainst tin; Nu\ Yml,. and New 'Jersey Bridge bill •'Secretary Carlisle sent to the Senate a statement statement relating to "Now York State's claim BBuinat Uuiile Hum. DEAD 10; WOUNDED 44. A Rear=End Crash on the De!a= ware, Lackawanna and West= ern Near Hoboken. DUE TO FOG AND HIGH SPEED. One Train Behind Time, the Other Saw No Signals and Rushed On===Scenes of Awful Horror Follow. t DOMESTIC TELEGRAPH.. Kudolph J I'echmaun, proprietor of a Mi 1- /•wauked hotel, confessed that ho murdered ( Mrs SUmitn n guest in tho-belief that she j bad money, and then llro:l Ihe building. I Qeorge M. Bouue, an old real-estate man of Chicago, is chained with misappropriating f40,OUO of trust funds . .. >• Chicniio' s grain and provision traOe last year aniountul to (!>2DO, <KK>, 000, making it tho toiulliigniaikctln the norld lor those products. A ke\eu yiur old boy blow out his brains In a public hciiuol. « At Albiiny the Feiuite yot into a partisan fight on H bill to allow appropriations lor New «York' s uiitrnplmid In the Assembly ilia Ke- publii uts lutiodULetl partlMin resolutions on the nllnon bill and the Hawaiian negotiations. FOREIGN. Ihe florid tonespondent who went to Brazil on the Mcthcroy nays ihe dynamite cruierMus fu Jrom ready for war when sho luit NewYoik Mello li reported at Paruu- •gua, 1 .preparing to attack Santos as^oon us ton anraha'snimj joins; him. Seventy-Keren members of the Omladina Po- cittj aieon trial In 1'rngiic.for treason, insult- ving the Emperor and riotlng.-'< Carrara's rioters have -been driven to tho hills, but serious disorder lias broken out In Leghorn. There wos.another battle- in Honduras/and each side thiiih h' victory. Mvc hundred Mturuguum 1 avo O wlt. to join the rebels. BPOKTS. Gov. Mitchell, of Florida, Is not a whipped man let Ho declares his plan cannot fall to prevent tlio Cortutl Mitchell light takiiuc place In thut Suite Jacksonville citizens to,hold a niasK-meetint; to night to protest a"sulnst the culliug In of outside troops. StttrtirCttltUuJl and Judgo llurke are onions those Indicted by the' HuuVoii County Grand Jury for violation of the lu\v at Guttenburg. , Den-foot Farm i*nuiu<re», AT p.— These j-^IfcnioiiH wiiiPngpH unsold Ui t\\p-poumi i^iqkases, -* — "*• •—-v niailt tadeer'fi fool) stamped oa tbe 1—*** By a rear-end collision on the Delaware, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railway, Railway, at 8.15 A. M. yesterday, just beyond Hoboken, ten persons either were killed outright or died a few minutes after the crash; forty-four were hurt, several of whom will probably die, and a large number number of others received painful shocks, burns, cuts and contusions, from which they will suffer for many clays to come. Bell of the Dead. ADAMS, W. R., aged sixty, Summit. Leaves a widow and five children. His body was taken home last night. DOTY, J. E., forty-five, Basking Ridge; druggist. His body was taken home. FERGUSON, WILLIAM, fifty-five, Summit; bookkeeper In the office of the SOME OP THE DEAD. W. J. Turner. Bdw. Kinsley. J. H. niramer. P. J. Jtyun. John Fish. Western, Union Telegraph Company, New York. Died at St. Mary'.u Hospital, Hoboken. Hoboken. His body taken home. FISH, JOHN, fifty, Summit; civil engineer. engineer. His body is at Crane's morgue, Hobokeh. ' ' < KINSLEY, KINSLEY, EDWARD, forty, Ber- nardsvllle, N.. J. His body !s at Crane's morgue. ' . ' MORRELL, EDWAKD, twenty-eight, Summit; agent of the Smith Typewriter Company, New York. Leaves a widow and two children. His body taken home PURINGTON, W.'K., thlrty-flye, Short Hills; e'ue manufacturer. Body taken home. RIMMER, JOHN H., thirty-five, Summit, Summit, cashier for S. W. Boocock & Co., No. 30 Broad street, ,New York. Body taken home, ~ E RYAN, PATRICK J.. forty, Mi.lburn; laborer. Body at Crane's morgue, TURNER, W. J., forty, BaeklOK Bldrf; "f .' f" ' "• ', V.'jJ'-.'S'S'iSl •" ''*!*,&< bookkeeper. Leaves a widow and four children. Body at Crane's morgue. List of tho Wounded. ARNOLD, CHRISTOPHER, Newark, carpenter. ARCHER, MISS JESSIE, New York. BARCLIFT, WILLIAM, Gladstone, N. Y.; scalded by steam, and may die. BODINE, LOUIS, Summit, student at the College of Physicians and Surgeons New York; slight cuts on the head. BOWERS, A., Lyons, N. J. CARSON, E. W. P., Newark; cut about the head and face. CLARK, KDWARD M., Basking Ridge; agricultural chemicals. COWAN, HENRY S., Basking Ridge- real estate. FKRGUSON, FREDERICK. Summit- bookkeeper. FERGUSON, MISS, Summit, sister of above. GARDNER, ARTHUR, Short Hills importer. GEORGE, JERRY, conductor on Dover express, badly cut and bruised. GRAY, E. W., West Summit, broken HAWKS, G. M., Summit, 'injured about the limbs. HOFFMAN, DAVID, South Orange engineer. . . IRVING, WASHINGTON, Short Hills, grand-nephew of the great writer, in- lured about the body and spine; he may KEERNAN, CATHERINE. New York broken arm and cut on head. MAY, W. H., Summit, amis and hands METZ, IRWIN, fireman of South Orange train, injured about the head MORRELL, RICHARD; Summit. wounds on head and arms. - • MOTT, HENRY, Summit, head' and body bruised. . • . MILLS, MISS E., Newark, hurt about' the head. MILLS, BERTHA, Newark, hurt about the body. •-•-... MILLS, GERTRUDE, Newark. MILTON, G. NIBLO, Newark, real estate, estate, Injuries slight. , MINCHNER, CHARLES E., Newark' clerk. ', NICHOLS, F. H., Newark, cut about head and back. ' -'- ' • """> ul - PIER3ON, athlete. TUPPER, A., New York. WHITE, THEODORE F., Jr.-, Summit, wholesale paper-dealer. WINTERMUTH, H. A., Newark, head cut and one arm broken. YOUNG, HESTER B., Dover, head cut and collar-bone broken. The accident occurred just west of the long Hackensack River drawbridgp, between between Harrison station and Hoboken, IJ IJ & VY utcs behind time when It left Newark yesterday morning. It had been de- laycil by tho dense fog which hung over all the country for many miles back, and grew donst'r and denser as the waters Hurroundin^ Now York were approached. Over the wide strip of salt meadows between between HiiiTiKon station and the tunnel it hung like a blanket, so thick that it was impossible to distinguish even large and about a half mile beyond the west •entrance to the tunnel, the eastern terminus terminus of which Is in Hoboken, and only four or five minutes' run from the Hoboken ferry station. The trains Involved were bound lor New York City ferry connections.' They were the Dover express, known as tialn 20, which starts from Dover, N. J., leaving leaving there at 6.50 A. M., and Is due to | arrive at Hoboken at 8.2G, and the South Orange express, known as train 84, which leaves Highland avenue, South Orange, at 7.69 A. M., and is due to arrive In Hoboken at 8.29. In other words, the trains arrive at their destination destination only three minutes apart. The 'Dover express leaves Newark at 8.08, SCENE OF THE CALAI1ITY. EDWARD. . Newark, an ROALEFS, WILLIAM; -internal -Injuries -Injuries and badly cut about' head and burned; will probably die. -- . ROLLIN, ANDREW, Newark 'clerk in the Garneld Bank, New York ! injured about body. RUBSAMEN, RUBSAMEN, W. C.- L., Summit; injuries injuries slight. - ••..-•• . . RUSLINC3, WILLIAM T., jr .WewarV student at Stevens /Institute,- Hoboken'- • RUSSELL. W. T., Newark.. • - , .-• ' SCHAEFFER, E. H./ -BaskinBl Hldee of the Bradley & Currier Company N!W York; leg broken. . , "' ew SCHULTZ. CARL H v aged twentv Murray HID, son of Coi. Carl Schultz' the mineral water manufacturer; will die' SCHULTZ, WALTER, aged fourteen brother of Carl; bruised and cut about the head and body. SHAFE, ERNEST H., Basking Ridge, SPENCER, GEORGE,' Murray Hill carpenter. _ •* v ' " , ' J,, cut objects fifty yards away. The Dover train ran at its usual pace until It approached the Hackensack bridge. Here the engineer, Goorge Stll- zer, slowed down, as Is always the custom custom on approaching the bridge. Owing 1 to the thickness of the fog, he nearly stopped hla train this time, cautiously feeling his way along until he could make out the signals which would tell him whether the draw in the bridge was open or shut. As a matter of fact, the draw has not been opened more than two or three times this winter, but the engineers of all. trains approach It as cautiously and with as much watchfulness watchfulness as though It were likely to be open Slitzer got his train down to a snail's pace. He was still between 400 and BOO feet from the bridge. The toe was so thick that ho could not yet make out even the airy outlines oC the strong Iron fitrtlc- ture, much less see the signals which were displayed from H. NO. 81 WAS RUSHING- ON. He was moving so slowly that the conductor of the train, J. T. Rundlo, knowing that the South Orange express was crowding closely In tho rear, started Trainman Whelan back with a flag. At Newark a few minutes later, owing to the delay 'there, Ive htid,.also sent back a flagman to warn, the South Orange, train.' This flagman, attentive to his fluty, went so far back that his train went away without him, leaving him to follow follow It In to Hoboken on whatever train following which he could catch. He caught the South Orange express, and although he WHS in at the crash which fallowed a few minutes later, he was at the lucky end of It, and by the transfer very likely saved himself from serious Injury, if not from death. In fixing the awful responsibility for this, one of the worst disasters that .has o.ccurred on a railroad in the vicinity vicinity of New York, these details of tho extreme and Intelligent, caution of the conductor and engineer of the Dover train are Important factors. The situation at 8.15 A. M.. then, was this—the Dover train, creeping slowly along through the fog towards the bridge, and about 400 yards from it, with a brakeman just starting back to signal the South Orange train, which, if the machinery machinery had been in perfect order mid exactly on time, would not be more than four minutes at the most In the rear. As a matter of fact, the Smith Orange express wan not ten seconds in the roar, and, what Is more, was tearing along at furious speed, a wild, reckless, senseless rate of spoed, considering the proximity to the bridge and the fact that the engineer engineer could not see twenty yards aheac of him, and was running blindly as If In the dark. Tho Delaware, Lackuwanna and Western Railroad makes a great point of having its trains on time, am] has a record for punctuality in this rc- ' ther The on top of him. He had just time to utter one agonizing shout of warning when the crash came. Hoffman, the engineer of the Orange train, and his fireman, Irving- Melz, both of whom live In South Orange, arid have worked together for threr? yearn, saw the train before them at the same moment. Hoffman jammed on the air-brakes, jumped from his engine engine and was so seriously Injured that his recovery is uncertain. Metz clung to the engine and escaped uninjured. DEATH WITHOUT WARNING. For the passengers on the unlucky Dover train there was not a moment's warning—neither a whistle nor a shout that they heard, nor the slightest intimation intimation by so much as even a .second's time that they 'were In deadly peril. The crash came like a b.lasting- thunderbolt thunderbolt from a blue Kky—a horrible tearing, rending, splintering blow that came the left-hand side, as you faced the etti* glne, who suffered the most severely. As Mr. Washington Irving, of Summit. who, by the; way, is a grand-nephew of Washington Irving, the great early American author, said, It -seemed as though the timbers and beams on the left hand side of the car bent in and made a clean sweep of every living beting: beting: within their reach. Mi-. Irving hin** self was ^severely, and perhaps mortally, hurt, while Mr. . Rimmer, Mr. Purine- ton and Mr. Monell, who were in A whist party in the double seat in front' of him, were all killed. It . Is a striking illustration of th« appalling suddenness of. the '• crash, am well as of. the Instantaneous demolition of everything,, that the persons whoihajte" 'come out of it alive and did not a/t'any time lose consciousness, have mi recollection recollection of anything whatever v.ritii thf 1 whole.tragedy was over, and they wer* at any moment- spect which its employees aro ra vigorously stimulated to maintain, engineer of the South Orange train wan David Hoffman, an old engineer with a I good record, who, without doubt, was BRINGING THE and the South Orange express leaves there at 8.13, so that when the trains are on time they leave Newark wJth five minutes between them, the South Orange train overhauling- the Dover train by two minutes between the two stations, Newark and Hoboken. NO. 20 WAS BEHJND TIME. - Tbe Paver train wag two or three ,mln- WOUNDED THROUGH THE HOBOKEN STATION^ Stllzer was driving engine 91, which Is .named the W. H, Lewis, and he had her so well in hand that he could have brought his train to an instantaneous standstill had necessity required. To ensure caution on the part of engineers a torpedo had been placed upon the track tp wsrji them of their proximity to the trying to keep it good by getting his train in as nearly -an .time as possible. He had left Newark two minutes late. Had , the weather been good he might almost have recovered these two minutes by the time he brought his train to a standstill in the Hoboken station shed. Whelan had hardly sot ten feet from his train, carrying his flag, before he heard the roar of the Orange train, and an instant after her'engine dashed out of the thick foe ,waU and .wu almost AMBULANCES AT HOBOKHN DEPOT. down nn them like an avalanche, and I integral parts of the bewildering tanflt the little groups of city business men, of wreckage. who a minute before were cosily chat- The entire composite car was crushed ting, playing whist and rending their newspapers In the warm car, were a mangled mass—dead, dying or hideously maimed; even those who had escaped Injury Injury were driven out of their wits by the stunning shock. It was all over In an Instant, but the havoc wrought was something awful to look upon, even hours after the ghastly dead and the almost equally ghastly wounded had been carried away to the hospitals and morgues of Hoboken. JUST A LITTLE LUCK. The Dover train consisted of five cars ..titll it got to Gladstone Junction. There It took on two more cars from the Passalc and Delaware branch. These last two were attached to the rear of the train, and it was In them the slaughtering and the maiming were chiefly done. They consisted of an ordinary ordinary day coach, with a composite baggage and smoking car behind it. There was at least one piece of good luck In connection with this unfortunate train and that Is that It was tho baggage-room baggage-room end of the composite car which was at the rear end, so that took the first shock of the collision. The boiler of' the W. H. Lewis, Hoffman's engine, drove fully four feet into the baggage compartment and lodged there like an enormous missile from a great siege ^jun. Had this space been occupied by seats instead of a place for baggage the slaughter must nave been much greater even tnan it proved to be. As it was, even with the protection ol the empty baggage-room between the passengers and the furious blow of the oncoming train, the havoc wrought In the smoking compartment end was such that the marvel to all who looked at the wreck was that any human being coulc be In that devastating smash and escape being torn .to shreds. As one of the passengers, Mr. E. W. Grav, of Summit, Summit, r.aid: "The car seemed tp crack Into dust and splinters all around, us." A LEFT-HANDED' CALAMITY. The embankment over which the railroad railroad runs across the salt meadows is almost twenty feet high at the point where the accident occurred,- By great good fortune the wreckage—that is to say, the tangled shreds and ligaments by which what was left of the smoking- car and the one just ahead of it was held together—was tumbled to the left upon the west-bound traqk, Instead of to the right, which would have sent the whole sickening mass of mangled, and crushed human, beings, turning over and over with the wreck, down the hank into the bog of the marsh below. For some reason not explained, it was the left aide of both the composite car and the coach ahead of it which, crum- iled In under the first Impact ,. - ' up like an eggshell—Its sides ripped out, every seat torn from Its fastenings ana splintered, the iloor ripped away, with not a nook or corner of it apparently which had not been pounded and stabbed with blows of crashing timbers and the fierce lunges of Iron bolts and seat frames. Just how many were In this car ther* are no means of ascertaining. WashlOK* ton Irving says there was somebody in every seat, and that several seats had two persons. He thinks there must hav» been as many as eighteen or twenty persons persons In the car. Nearly half of them < In a short time afterwards, ijvhtle everjr one of those who escaped death WM seriously Injured. CARS AHEAD SMASHED, TOO. That the complete demolition of • tlM! composite car was not due to any par» tlcular structural weakness o£ th« flm» EDWARD (One of thine killed ) Itself Is shown by the wreck th»t J wrought upon the cars In fronf'i (" The car that was Immediately -"• it was nearly as badly ripped to.p, the combination car itself. TJae'cbxnl™. tlon car Wiis forced Into it, so, that t upper parts of both cars'wees" torft "~" their flooring and platforms.' The the second car ahead of It was si Into kindling wood for "a distance __ or eight feet from the end that s struck. The smokestack of JTol engine was broken off- as though jeen made of iown the eml twenty-five •or meadows. AH ihte is i pastebojird j.fld.. bo.nk.mjat -« •>& -

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