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KCW. Mnwire at«- refer- Dejla* Tezaa will th* conatl- of the of of L.. The nonpartisan; formal Into a efforts to of the of Initiative. a matter was the body It 1* have The to or ls*u« recall. president chosen organization, of -Waco, the at once to the campaign dorman; State Houston; Joe Houston. of the th* (Ap' campaign of and . . . . . . . _ 01 as to Incorporate and this alignment other promote obtaining take to place democratic the STIES FORCED TO MARCH 19, 1912-TWELVE PAGES nnnnnniOT n\i nnu DI DUILtli Twenty/Six Persons Known to Be Dead, Forty Injured at San Railroad Shops-- Property Damage $100,000-- Terrific Destructive Force-- Investigating Committee Is Busy-- Dynamite Rumors Discredited. wli Morgue, Are^Fuil-K.membcred Limb,, Mmgled Trunk, aod Dt«piuted Shock Felt Throughout City-Blocks AWBJ Housei Are Shattered and Residents Injured, Some Seriously--Huge Pieces of Debris and Humjiv Forms Carried Far--Pitiable SceneJIs Presented. Special to The News. Stn Antouio, Tex., March 18.-As a retult of one of the most terrific boiler explosions in history, 4.»._._J. ·_ h and o o o clock in the of the J SK S Northern; B. P. Myers, ssaster sie- Great Northern; T. H. Mooney and 000. Wild rumors of all kinds are ·float as to the cause of the destruction of the engine and boiler, but nothing certain has been ascertained, although a committee of railroad men and citizens are making a careful investigation which -tTjM-s/s uOiiviixucu iiiQGimiieiy^ In the destructive force the explosion has had few equals. The bodies of the m«n who were near the engine were horribly mangled, portions of their bodies and trunk* being blown to a distance of fifty and sixty yards. Limbs, mangled trunks and even heads torn completely from the bodies were found scattered over a wide territory. Portion* of the taOer and engina were hurled for blocks away and more_ than a down citizens residing at very considerable distances were injured by the debris falling through the roofs of th«r dwellings. The roundhouse, near which the engine was standing, is almost a total wreck. The force of the concussion was sufficient to tear down both the north-and the south walls. which were of brick, the roof cav- The wrecked engine was to have pulled out passenger train No. 9 of the Southern Pacific westbound and had been inspected. Engineer Walter Jordan, the oldest engineer in the employ of the road on this division, had just pulled the engine out of the roundhouse ready to go on the main line when the explosion occurred. He was delayed to await the coming of Fireman William Howard, who was late. The explosion started wild rumors that dynamite had been used, and that a considerable quantity was in the firebox. Investigation today showed nothing which would give the least foundation for the rumor. To ascertain the cause a committee of railroad men and eiti- iens this afternoon began the tak- road and others. x Those composing the board are: .· »attlv, manager o£ t.he trac- tion company; J. H. Holmgrwn Sr. and J. H. Holmgreen Jr. ; G. W. T »ylor, superintendent of motive P°* er for the Sap ; P. L. Lewis, «u- pcnntendent of transnnrtoti.i- *«» " -- T ---- " -- * o -- ~ -- ·"»·»· ****** WAIU JtVt 01 the Express. The known dead: Walter Jordan, engineer, aged about 50 years, 423 Austin street. B. Mansker Sr., foreman blacksmith shops. William B. Bremer, machinist J. Brudy, machinist,',"Pittsburg, Raymond P. Brady, aged 25, Allegheny, Pa. W. 0. Hebler, air machinist. James Valentine, engine inspector. W. P. Rees, negro. « W i U i? m Gravson . negro, 817 North Center street. H. C. Durban, machinist, 1217 orth Flores street. Webber, died at Santa Rosa Hospital. J. B. Miller, Orange, Tex. Albert Roberts, helper. ·ia." ~u. ohawi Cieburne, machinist. HAD 1I8P1CT1D 1I01I1 WIK1 FBOal XKUTTSCEVITT . , Tex, Mawh UU-Offletala at the kta4«marten .( the Sevthera Faelfle IB Heutn wen Imfonaed »t the exFle- ·tom at Su AntoBlo *h*rtlr after It *o- eeafred By u* ef the trala dlipatehen ·t SBB Aateado, who ealled ·* ever lea* ·Istu^* teleyhOBe. it scesas that the fjtss »lss» at areicTett u! .f ike telegTB»hle wire* ef the Seuwet, whleh ·re Hrmmg elamt t» the ·*»»· IB 8mm A»- teaie. Telegraphic eoBiBiBaleatleB wa* rcetnrrd later IB the dar. Omly *ne«er iBferauttlOB reg«rdlBB-th* aeeMCMt was reeelved luring tfe* day at the headquarter* ef the road. It wa* rn- ·tered here that the exploiloa waa the wetk or etrlkens, hat offlelal* *( the road Mated that BO lafenatUa ka* be«B received vrhlch woBld iBdleate aartklaa; of the klBd. They .tated that the loeeme- tlve which exsiloded had receBtlr bees »«t threngh the anul severe hraroatatle teet* nad wa* reported to he IB execlleat ooadltlOM. OB MOBdar atteneoB VIe« PrnitdeBt fkonvrell Fay received the fnllo-jn^ sae*»*»*) from J. krattcchaltt IB Hew Torki "All of aa hen are »rofoutlT shocked sad arleved at the terrible aeeldcBt IB Saa Aitonln, «trt we should like onr Roberto Montiel. machinist. Gorman, roundhouse em- ploye. Carl Gisko, blacksmith, 223 Sher- TttftTV «4-WA A 4- ' ···*·** K V A W b . Todd, negro, engine helper. -- --Mays, negro, hostler. Missing: Juan B. Funtes, 421 North Santa Rosa avenue. W. C. Brosco, pipe fitter, employed in copper shop. The unidentified dead at the various undertaking establishments, severai of whom m«y be among those named above, are as follows: Riebe Undertaking Company- Five white men, one negro, two caskets of parts. Waters Undertaking Company- Two unidentified white men. Zizik Undertaking Company- Three unidentified white men, portion of ..white man and portion of .negro. ... = , .. ., ._ San Aatonio Undertaking Company--Two white men, one negro and one Mexican, two blankets containing main portions of white and negro men. Pearce Robinson Undertaking Company--One unidentified white man. -A majority of the men killed and injured were strike-breakers im- V°g by the Soutfcirn Pacific Jast rsITwhen the shopmen went out on strike. The injured taken to Santa Rosa Infirmary for treatment include the following: . lionnie" Hnnfer, 212 Ord street, abrasion to back and slight injuries; A. Spruffl, 531 Callahan avenue, slight injuries to left side and back; Zedick Dilworth, 208 Ord street, injured on back and side: William Thomas. .411 Meoqnite street, seriously injured; James Pant, 412 Duval street, compound fracture; George Wilson, 116 Brook street,, hip injured; Theodore Roach, 201 Canton street, right shoulder; Otto Carter, 1406 North tiSskberry street,- scalp wound, arm injured; Eckfood Hayward, colored, 648 Kentucky avenue, face injured; G. Lopez, 1305 Burleson street, wound on head; John Sanchas, near Southern Pacific Depot, injury to back and- arm; Virttil Sheffield, 129 Ralstead street, lacerated wounds; Wayne Hampton, 544 Walnut street, left shoulder bruised; R. B. Stafford, 1718 Hackberry street, scalp wound; Charles Soich, injury to head; Henry Leeder, 605 Mesquite street, slight injuries to foot; J. Gomez, New Mexico aEey, collar frar.hirR. n TT James, 305 Tenth street, bone'bro- ken in ankle; Art Dilgardo, 305 West Madras street, fractured It Is Inaccessible except by foot and Is said to be a natural fortress. Rugged *«y not of and U th* and be any use to to not the new boat

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 19 Mar 1912, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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