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fcrtm REPUBLICAN. tHNS. W. MAYS, PufctUher. ALGONA, IOWA. The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Parts. DOMESTIC. •THE visible supply of grain in the tinitecl States on the 24th was: Wheat. 17,857,908 bushels: corn, 4,197,571! bushels; oats, 2,14l,8(jr> bushels. PETER TKCHKKKLLA, his wife and two children were out driving at Pendleton, Ore., when the horse became unruly and backed over a precipice, instantly killing 1 Mrs. Techekclla anil one daughter. DURING a storm in the northern part of Lancaster county. Pa., seven bridges, a number of buildings, sheds and fences were washed away and many cattle drowned. THIS secretary of the interior has directed that the third payment of $17,000 be made to each state agricultural college which has complied with the terms of the act of August 30. 1800. A CYCLONE struck Long hill in Passaic valley, New Jersey, and whole orchards, cornfields and hundreds of tons of stacked hay were swept away, causing a loss of S100,000. Dn. DAVIS, a prominent stock raiser of Beaver county, O. T., circulated scandalous stories about Mrs. Thomas Inlow, and the woman's husband whipped Davis to death with a blacksnake. IT was reported that the crews of two whalers in Alaska, sixty in number, had been massacred by the natives of that region. Two LITTLK boys who were playing •with the three Hamilton children at Ironton, O., have confessed that they locked the three little ones in the chest where they were afterwards found •dead. They were playing jail. After locking the chest they were called to supper and forgot all about it. THE tenth annual encampment of the Sons of Veterans began in Minneapolis on the 24-th with about 5,000 members of the order in attendance. FROST destroyed 75 per cent, of the cranberry crop in Wisconsin and did great damage to corn and potatoes in some localities. AN incendiary fire at Moody, Tex., destroyed half the business part of the town. Lucius ANDREWS (colored) was hanged by a mob at Magnolia, Miss. He was accused of horse stealing. TREES were uprooted and buildings moved on their foundations near Boyd, \Vis., by a cyclone. RIVAL clans of moonshiners fought at a mountain church near Greenville, S. C., and two brothers named Howard were killed and four others were fatally wounded. THE assessed valuation of real and personal property of the United States and territories, as shown by a circular issued from the census bureau, is .$34,349,589,894. This is an increase of 87,i>40,590.201 since 1890. IN a runaway accident at Covington, Ind., W. H. Miles and Jesse Haupt were probably fatally hurt. NEAR Nicholasville, Ky., Mrs. Mary Richardson and her two girls, aged 8 and G years, were knocked from a railroad bridge to the rocks CO feet below by an engine and instantly killed. BANKERS MAT.OTT, Decker and Dougherty, of Indianapolis, Evansviile * and Bluff ton, Ind., respectively, were fined $500 each and ordered committed until the amounts were paid for refusing- to disclose the accounts of depositors to the board of tax commissioners. ANDY Foitn, a noted criminal, was lynched by a mob at, Gainesville, Ga. DANIEL SHEREKY, a wealthy farmer near Lincoln, III., was shot and killed by a chicken thief whom he Jfcad overtaken. A NEW military post is to be established at a point 150 miles northwest of Duluth, Minn., to prevent Canadian thefts of American timber. JOHN FITZOKKALD, president of the Irish National League of America, has issued a call for a national convention of Irishmen to meet in Chicago October 1. NEARLY one-half the village of Charleston, Ark., was swept away by fire, including- the courthouse and all the records. EDWARD ALBERTSON, secretary and teller of the Fidelity Trust Company bank at Tacoma, Wash., took $9,000 from the safe and fled. THE national convention of the Daxighters of Liberty commenced at Waterbury, Conn., on the 25th. IN an old trunk which belonged to Edward Baker, who died recently near St. Louis, was found 817,000 in money. Baker left a widow and three children, none of whom suspected his having the money. WHILE handling a gun supposed to be unloaded George Decker, of Williamston, O., shot and instantly killed his 15-year-old sister. AT Tullehoma, Tenn., Will Lewis (colored), aged 18 years, was taken from jail by eight masked men and hanged. Lewis was a drunken rowdy, but had been guilty of no great crime. F. M. WOOULOCKK, of Odell county, Keb.. was run over and killed by the <-ars. He was ( J2 j-ears old and the old- tst resident of the county. FIKE destroyed the business portion of. Grand Mound, la. A LAKOE barn belonging to Mrs. Dr. Righter wear Coluaibus, liid., was burned, and nine valuable horses perished in the flames. A I.AKGE section of country around Baagor, Pa., was Hooded by the bursting of a mill dam and great damage was done. TUK African fever h.-is again broken out in Atlanta, tja., and hundreds of ne#nt»e.s were talking of emigrating- to Liberia. At Mi-'rion, lud., an old soldier named h'al.tzjaber, wljile preparing papers on wtuch to secure a pension, M'alked in fro.it of a moving train on the Clover Le»f railroad and was iu- *tajitly killed. won the £8,000 stake for 8- year olds at Independence, la., making the last three, heats in 2:18M, 2:17 and 2:18K, the. befit three heats ever trotted by a 8»year-olcl. THREE HUNDRED San Francisco ena* ployers have formed an association to flght trades unions. A. II. WHITNEY, of Toronto, Ont., and A. 11. Whitney, of Qumcy, 111., both died suddenly in the Russell house at Detroit within a few hours of each other. These brothers in death were neither relatives nor known to each other. SIXTY-ONE persons lost their lives in the falling buildings in Park place, New York. IT is estimated by the special agent of the government who has just returned from Alaska that the poachers have secured 40.000 seals this year. THK fourteenth annual meeting of the American Bar association convened in Boston. A PASSENGER train was wrecked near Grantsburgh, Minn., and twenty persons were badly injured. WALTER LOMAX and Al Morgan, prominent business men and politicians of North Arkansas, fought a duel at Little Rock with revolvers and both were fatally wounded. BECAUSK of a refusal to do away with a sewerage nuisance the Altoona (Pa.) city school board had the entire city council and mayor arrested. THE two daughters of J. B. Morrison, aged 17 and 15 respectively, were drowned near Birmingham, Ala., while bathing. EASTERN capitalists have bought 040 acres of land near Pomona, Cal., and will set out 75,000 fig trees. A MOVEMENT is on foot to colonize with negroes the Indian lands in Oklahoma, soon to be thrown open to settlement. THE business portion of Fonda, la., was almost entirely destroyed by fire. Gov. BYRD, of the Chickasaw nation, says no permits will be granted white settlers to remain in the territory .after the permits they now hold have expired. S. S. YODER was elected president of the Union Veterans' Union at the national encampment at Cleveland, O. FROSTS in the northwest greatly damaged wheat and other crops. In portions of Minnesota and the Dakotas ice formed, the thermometer marking four degrees below the freezing point. MRS. H. M. HOTCHKISS, of New Haven, Conn., has presented 8275,000 to the Yale preparatory school, which she founded, and in addition has given the school seventy-five acres of land. OHIO property had an assessed valuation of g-24,249,589,804 in 1890, against a valuation of £1(5,903,993,543 in 1880. CASHIER LAWRENCE, of the Keystone bank in Philadelphia, has confessed that the books of the bank were altered to deceive Examiner Drew. CLARENCE F. HUTU, of Pennsylvania, was elected president of the Patriotic Order Sons of America at the national camp at Philadelphia. ON the Bound Brook railroad between Neshaming Falls and Leghorn, Pa., an engine drawing three coaches ran 5 miles in 3 minutes 20 4-5 seconds and 1 mile in 39 4-5 seconds, or at the rate of 90 miles an hour, the fastest time ever made by a railroad train. AT the national encampment in Minneapolis of the Sons of Veterans Barlow S. Weeks, of New York, was elected commander in chief. THE Bremaker-Moore Paper Company of Louisville, Ky., made an assignment, with liabilities of 8200,000. AT Independence, la., Nancy Hanks, a Kentucky mare, trotted three straight heats in 2:12, 2:12% and 2:12, breaking all trotting race records. GEORGIA'S legislature, by a vote of 94 to 62, declined to accept the confederate veterans' home, an institution built with private funds. JAMES BURNS and his daughter Alice were found dead in their house about 9 miles from Red Oak, Mich. It was thought they took their own lives. A. J. MONTGOMERY and two brothers named Jarvis were killed by Milton Kendall and his four sons in a street fight in Georgetown, Ky. A CALL for a statehood convention to be held at Oklahoma City September 24 next has been issued by the Commercial club of that city. A PASSENGER train on the Western North Carolina railroad jumped a trestle and went to the bottom of a deep ravine near Statesville, killing forty passengers and injuring thirty others, nine seriously. AT Irontou, O., in a joking way Mrs. Tillie Reckman pointed a revolver supposed to be unloaded in the face of Mrs. Dora May, who was visiting her from Ashland, Ky. The weapon went off, killing Mrs. May instantly. LIZZIE WILSON, 32 years old, fatally poisoned herself and her child in Philadelphia. THE niai-.yUiud republicans in state convention at Ocean Gi,ty notftlftated W. O. Vaii Nort, of Rent ccfttnty, lot governor. S. 0. POMEROY, ex-United States sen- fetor from Kansas, died at .Whitens* Ville, Mass.. aged 70 years. FOREIGN. FOUR men in search of gold in Manitoba were drowned in passing through Great Death canyon by the upsetting of their canoe. A TERRIBLE battle was raging near Valparaiso, Chili, on the 23d between President Balmficcda's forces arid the insurgents, and over 8,000 soldiers had been slain. THE stories of misery received from Russia are almost incredible. In Bessarabia peasants were selling their children in order to buy food. HKNJIY CECIL RAIKES, the British postmaster general, died in Lontlon, aged 5i5 years. ADVICRS from Chihuahua, Mex., give a fearful picture of the destitution of the peasantry- For twelve months not a drop of rain had fallen, cattle had died by thousands, and the small farmers and ranch hands were starving. IT was announced that the Venezuelan congress had rejected the reciprocity treaty proposed by the United States. GALES and hurricanes were reported all along the Spanish coast. Many vessels had been wrecked on the north coast and heavy damage had been done. THE total crop of sugar and molasses produced in Cuba this year is estimated at 750,950 tons of sugar and 04 247 tons of molasses. IT was stated that Emin Pasha had defeated the African dervishes and reorganized all the old stations in Equatorial Africa. ADVICES from Santiago, Chili, say that sixty unarmed youths belonging to good families, while holding a political meeting, were massacred by a detachment of cavalry by Older of President Balmaceda. THE 4-year-old son of Omer Fechette, of Montreal, was attacked by a ferocious bulldog and literally torn to pieces. THE Canada census returns indicate a population of about 0,000,000 for the entire dominion. EDWARD O'MALLEY died at Emly, county Tipperary, Ireland, aged 10(1 years. SIXTY deaths occurred on board the steamer which arrived at Singapore with 800 Chinese coolies for the Penang market, cholera breaking out. FOUR women have been arrested al Szenttamas, Hungary, for murdering their husbands with poison. DURING a storm in Austria three women were killed by lightning when a church was struck. A TAME bear which had been trainee to drink whisky entered a tavern a Vilna, Russia, and staved in a keg of spirits. The owner tried to prevent the action and the bear killed him and his three children. GEN. WICHOTE, who was said to be the last of the English officers who fought at Waterloo, died in London. THE governor of Martinique has appealed for assistance for the people of that unfortunate island. In addition to the enormovis loss of life in the late hurricane whole villages have disappeared, and the growing crops were almost totally destroyed. THE wind blew a hurricane at Boulogne, France, and thirty houses were unroofed. A DISCHARGED employe caused a freight and passenger train to collide at Bubentsch, Bohemia, and twelve persons were killed and many injured in the wreck. IN THE WHEAT FIELDS. Cold Weather Destroys Cfopg In North Dakota—the thermometer Goes Way tlelow the frfeefttng l»olrtt — Mttnh ot Manitoba'* Standing «fftln Said to tie ft total r,o«g» ^ St. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 28.—The fls- jorts which come from the North Dakota wheat fields are of a discouraging character. At Cooperstown, Griggs county, there \vas a heavy frost Wednesday night, ice forming a charter of an inch thick. Late grain is ruined, and wheat in shock and in process of cut- bing is damaged. The thermometer reached the freezing point by 13 o'clock, and at 10 in the morning stood at 25 degrees. Farmers generally had placed straw on the north side of the Qelds, and most everybody sat up all night and tended their smudges, but it was of no use, for what little breeze there was came from the soxith and carried the smoke in the wrong direction. About 28 per cent, of the grain is in shock. The thermometers ran down to 28 at several points in Ramsey county, and ice was found j on the heads of wheats in many fields. Smudge fires were not started until late in the night, and it is feared they did little good. About 50 per cent, of the grain is cut in that region. Villages along the northern border report that the temperature was in places not much above 20. Oliver Dalrymple, North Dakota's great wheat grower, said here on the condition of the crops that he had estimated the frost had destroyed about one-seventh of the entire wheat and oats crop in Red river valley from Fargo to the British possessions. Wednesday night's freeze would, of course, reduce the figures, and he feared one- sixth of the crop would be destroyed. On the night of the first frost one- half of the wheat acreage had been untouched by the harvester. He says that all the wheat uncut at that time has had what is called a "brand" frost. This wheat will be equally as good for milling purposes as No. 1 hard, but the farmers will receive a grade lower. In explaining the action of the frost on the uncut wheat he said the amount of damage would altogether depend on the condition of the wheat berry at the time of the frost. The wheat standing which had turned to dough but had not ripened would not be materially injured by this severe frost. It would only result in corrugating the surface of the grain, which would destroy its brightness and cause it to lose a grade. The wheat in the milk would be an entire loss whenever there was a frost below 32 degrees. The straw would turn to yellow and might deceive even the most experienced farmer, but the grain would never pass out of its milk state. Manitoba reports are black. Every point in the province shows that the temperature was from 22 to 27. The wheat there is still in the milk and a arge -percentage of it will be a total loss. WINNIPEG, Man., Aug. 28. — The much-feared frost came Wednesday night in rather formidable shape. The thermometer was from 2 to 5 degrees below freezing all over the province and there can be no doubt that much damage was done, as a great quantity of the wheat is still green. A KENTUCKY ROW. OUR ABSOLUTE WEALTH, A Cenftus Bulletin ftftlHf the AaRe*t«4 Vntuiitloii at Property la Hie Unlt*d fltntes. WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.—The ccnstti bureau has issued a bulletin on the assessed valuation of teal and personal property of the several states and territories. The valuations are shown for the years 1890 and 1880, wifli the exception 6f Michigan, which id for 1880, and of Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Mississippi, New Mexico, Washington and Wyoming, ivhlch arc for 1889. The bulletin shows that the assessed valuation of all property has increased from $16,902,993,543 in 1880 to 1834,249,589,804 in 1890, an increase during the decade of $7,846,590,261, an amount equivalent to the true value of all property as returned by the United States census in 1850 ($7,185,780,228). Should it be found upon the completion of the inquiry in relation to the true value of all property in the United States that the same relation exists in 1890 between assessed valuation and true valuation as existed in 1880, the; absolute wealth of the United States, according to the eleventh census, may be estimated at 862.610,000,000, or nearly $1,000 per capita, as against $514 per capita in 1860, $780 per capita in 1870 and $870 per capita in 1880. The final returns showing the absolute wealth of the country will necessarily be among the last publications of this office, as completed data for the calculation are not available until after the inquiries relating to agriculture and manufactures have been finished. The state of Illinois shows an apparent decrease of $59,200,142, because the state board of equalization declares that in 1880 the assessed value was 50 per cent, and in 1890 only 25 per cent, of the true value. Among the states showing an increase of assessed valuation are the following; PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. CHESTER D. HUBBABD, who from 1805 to 1S09 represented the Wheeling (W. Va.) district in congress as a republican, died at Wheeling, aged 77 years. The state central committee of the people's party met in Boston and effected a state organization. WILLIAM J. HAINES, of Chicago, aged 103 years, and a veteran of the war ot 1812 and the late war, is the oldest pensioner in the country. THE Vermont legislature convened in special session on the 25th. HON. REDKIELD PUOCTOB, now secretary of war in President Harrison's cabinet, has been appointed United States senator to succeed George F. Edmunds by Gov. Page, of Vermont. MAHTIX SMITH celebrated his 107th birthday at his home in Montville, Conn. THK prohibitionists of Pennsylvania in state convention at Harrisburg nominated W. VV. Hague, of Warren, for attorney general, and George Draytou, of Media, for state treasurer. Dn. LVMAK C. DKAJ'EK, the noted historian, died at his home iu Madison, Wis., of paralysis, aged 70 years. NKWTOX BACON, the oldest member of the masonic order in Wisconsin, died at Oshkosh, aged ao years. The deceased had been a ina&on sixty-seven years. LATER NEWS. THE United States consul at Valparaiso has informed the authorities in Washington that Balmaceda's power .a Chili was broken. His army was srushed after five hours' hard fighting, in which 5,000 men were slain, and was scattered beyond all hope of reorganization. The revolutionists had taken possession of Valparaiso. WALTER CARR & Co., produce dealers in New York, failed for $100,000. A YOUTH named Baillet, who had been convicted of committing several atrocious murders, was beheaded at Douai, Franco. A CLOUDUUR8T in Renssclaer county, N. Y., did damage estimated at 8250,000. Three persons were drowned. THE steamer Gambler collided with another vessel near Melbourne. Australia, and went to the bottom. Twenty passengers and six of the crew were drowned. A FIKE of incendiary origin destroyed almost one square of business houses at Danville, Ind. MONIIAUS, a 2-year-old colt, trotted a mile in 2:20 at Independence, la., breaking the world's record of 2:219-4, made by Regal Wilkes. Direct paced a mile in •.O'JJi- FRANK DUDLEY, a negro, was lynched at Georgetown, Ky., by a mob of white men for murder. THE first reunion of the survivors of the Blackhawk war, which occurred in Illinois fifty-nine years ago, was held at Lena, 111., on the 28th. A TORNADO , swept over the lower part of Newark, N. J., wrecking many buildings. CHARLES MULLIGAN, a negro who assassinated Ike Frauenthal, a leading- Jewish merchant at Con way, Ark., was shot to death by a mob. CORNELIUS VASDEUHOOF and his little son were drowned near Holland, Micb,-i by the capsizing of a sloop. THE United Brethren church at Bourbon, Ind., was totally destroyed by dynamite. There was no clew to the cause or perpetrators. FIUK destroyed Clark's hotel and dozen business houses at Ouewie, Ont. THE American Bar association in session at Boston adopted a resolution recommending the passage by each state of an act for the promotion of uniform state laws. MRS. MARTHA JOHNSON, aged 100 years, died at Syracuse, N. Y. IN the United States the business failures during the seven days ended on the 28th numbered 226. against the preceding* week and 189 for corresponding week last year. New York..l,ls!8,3a5,933 N.Dakota.. 69,007,964 Ohio 343,777,949 Oregon 113,503,647 Penusylva'a 909,384,010 129,702,022 Tennessee.. 120,0:>7,629 135,731,565 Texas 375,477,806 Utah 79,983,471 A Georgetown Citizen and His Sons Kill Threw Men ami Capture the Town. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 28.—In an affray at Georgetown, Ky., Thursday morning A. J. Montgomery, a bystand- , and John Jarvis, a participant were killed and Burrell Jarvis mortally wounded. For some weeks bad feeling has existed between the Kendall and the Jarvis families. Last week the Kendall watermelon patch was robbed and it was reported that the Kendalls thought the Jarvis crowd robbed it. This angered the J arvises, and when the Kendall house was stoned it was charged that the Jarvis gang was getting even. Peace warrants had been sworn out and the trial was set for Thursday. In the morning M. H. Kendall and four sons—George, Popsy, Milt, Jr., and II. B.—came to town well armed with rifles, shotguns and pistols. The Jarvis brothers, three in number—John, Burrell and Dade— also came, but only one of them brought a gun with him. On reaching town John Jarvis went into the barber shop of Ben Savage (colored), at the rear of the courthouse, and left a gun. Soon after—about 9 o'clock —he returned and got it. Just as Jarvis reached the door Milt Kendall, Jr., who had passed the door, but was looking back, turned and leveled his gun at Jarvis and fired, the ball passing through Jarvis' lungs, killing him. Almost simultaneously Burrell Jarvis went hurriedly into the hardware store of A. J. Montgomery on Main street and asked for a gun. Just then Milt Kendall, the father, appeared at the door with a musket in his hand. Jarvis being in the rear of Montgomery when Kendall fired, the ball entered Montgomery's body. Kendall immediately threw down his gun, drew a pistol and started for Jarvis, who had passed through a rear window into a small yard. Reaching him he fired, the ball passing through Burrell Jarvis' lungs, mortally wounding him. Montgomery lived but a few minutes. He was in no way connected with the trouble. John Jarvis lived about three hours. After some delay the Kendalls surrendered, were disarmed and are now in jail. Only the three shots were fired. Alabama— $74,213,213 Nebraska... $98,184,523 Arizona..;.. 18,104,553 Nevada 4,028,075 Arkansas... 85,999,133 New Mexico 34,«77,604 California.. 48«,524,291 " " ' Colorado.... 114,439,632 Idaho . . 19,140,4','!; Illinois BP,v!00,142 Indiana 55,056,995 Iowa 79,646,997 S. Dakota.. Kansas.... 129,702,022 Kentucky.. 102,051,535 Louisiana.. 74,158,341 Michigan... 437,783,841 Washington JOO',984,758 Minnesota.. 330,593,050 W.Virginia. 30,304,883 Mississippi. 46,890,777 Wisconsin.. 153,918,968 Missouri... 253,547,952 Wyoming... 17,809,668 Montana.... 87,873,080 The bulletin further shows that in 1890, exclusive of Oklahoma, the assessed valuation per capita was $387.62, against $337.01 in 1880, and that, while the increase in population was 24.86 per cent, the increase per capita of assessed valuation was 43.46 per cent. THE LIST GROWING. The Victims of the Now York Horror Number Over 1OO — Thirty-Six Bodies Taken from the Ruins, anil Eighty-Eight ,Per8ons Are Missing. NEW YORK, Aug. 25.—Men were kept at work all day at the ruins of tha building which collapsed on Park place last Saturday. At midnight the thirty- sixth body had been recovered from the debris. Of the bodies taken there twenty have been identified by means of articles of clothing. Eighty-eight are missing. Five of the bodies recovered Monday were those of young girls. They were found huddled together in a vault under the sidewalk, which had been used as a resting-room for the svomen employed in the bronze mixing shop of Louis Rosenfeld. The scenes which followed the recovery of these bodies were heartrending. They were all .identified on the sidewalk a few feet away from the fallen building and'in view of thousands of curious people. There are immense masses of the ruins yet to be overhauled, and it will be Friday or Saturday before the hunt for the dfetid is finished. * A SUDDEN CALL. An Electric Shock Hastens the Death of Postmaster General RaikeH, of Jiug- land. LONDON, Aug. 25.—Kt Hon. Henry Cecil Raike, M. P.. the postmaster general, is dead. Mr. Raikes had recovered sufficiently from his late illness to go out walking Sunday, when he received a severe electric shock during a thunderstorm. IMr. Kuikes, who was 53 years ot age, was educated at Shrewsbury school and Trinity college, Cambridge. He wus called to the bar at the Inner Temple In 1863 und elected « bencher in 1880. In parliament he represented Chester for twelve years, subsequently sitting for Preston, and from 1874 to 1880 was chairman of the ways and means and deputy speaker of the house of commons. In 1880 he became a member of the privy council, and in 188B took the position of postmaster general In the Salisbury ministry. Mr. Raikes was active in the management of several railway enterprises and in church ttHairs.l SONS OF VETERANS. TRAVELERS SLAIN, A PftMenger . Tritln in North Caroltttir flange* Over a treitle and l>6wn Mine* .if feet te ft fcreek flelo*—twenty Dead: ItotlteH tftkflii front the ttutim And Jt l*< thought the •Number of Victims Wilt, lleiteli Potty* NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 33.—The Times-Democrat's Charlotte (N. C.) especial says: The most dreadful railroad disaster in the history of the state is to be recorded; the story of the total destruction of the entire passenger train on the Western North Carolina road, an accident in which engineer, 'fireman, all the brakemen and probably forty passengers were dashed to instant- death—a -wreck from the debris . ot" which only one man, the conductor,, emerged able to walk back to the- nearest station and give news of.the^ disaster. It met its fearful doom at the high', bridge over Third creek, 2 miles west- t)f Statesville. The bridge was built, years ngo of solid masonry. It is 90' feet high and is arched for the passage of wagons on the roadway beneath as well as for the waters of tho creek. It. is as safe as a bridge could be—in fact, a track on isolid ground could be made no safer. Trains, therefore, do- not slack speed upon approaching it. In the center of the bridge .there was. a gap in the gleaming line of rails. The engine struck the gap, gave a. great bound and fell down into the- space. Along with it went every car in the train, one after the other, with, their human loads, crashing upon, the hard ground 90 feet below. Every oar was smashed into kind-ling wood and the wreckage was • heaped in a confused and disordered. pile. Down iinder were the torn and- mangled bodies of the crew and unfortunate passengers. In the fall the Pullman car had leaped overall the others, whirling through the air and striking the ground with, terrible effect away in front of where* the engine lay. It was mashed as one • would crush an egg by throwing it- against a stone wall. From the debris of the passenger- cars people were brought out, mangled, in all sorts of ways, only two or three • bodies being brought out intact. Three • ladies in the first-class car were killed, and every passenger in the sleeping car- met death—not a living soul escaping. The deaths may reach forty, as it is not • believed that-all the bodies have yet• been taken out. The night was dismal, and to add to- the horror of the situation the water in. the creek was high. It was only through the most heroic efforts of those who had hurried to the scene of the wreck that the injured were not drowned. Twenty bodies are now lying in a warehouse at • Statesville. The injured are having the best of care at private residences and hotels in that city. It is believed.. by some that malicious persons spread the rails so that the train would leave the track and dash into the viaduct. An east-bound train had passed over the viaduct only an hour and a half previously. In one car was a company of firemen from Asheville who were returning • from a firemen's tournament at Durham. Col. Cameron, who is among the injured, is state inspector general of small 'arms practice. He saved Auditor Sanderlin's life. William H. Houston, of Greensboro, who was killed, was a leading iner-- chant of his city. Mr. and Mrs. Link, of Lexington, who are among'the injured, were married Wednesday night- and had just began their wedding tour. Rev. J. M. Sikes, who was killed, was a graduate of the South-western Presbyterian university of" Clarksville, Tenn. Dr. Sikes had. been assigned to missionary work in China and was to have left for that • country September 20. He was mar-- ried. Mrs. Poole was drowned before aid could reach her. -"Three bodies have • not been identified. One of these is an old lady; another is a lady with a ticket in . her pocket which reads: "Mrs. George McCormick and mother, Elm wood, N. C., to Alexander, N. C." The third is also a- lady. Upon her finger is a ring en- graved T. H. W. to M. R. 11. Itis- thought that all bodies have not been taken out of the debris which is piled up so high that it is impossible to make thorough examination. Not a soul who • was in the sleeping car is alive. Miss Ophelia Moore, of Helena, Ark., died after being taken out of the wreck. The Western North Carolina railroad extends from Salisburyto Point Rock and is owned and operated by the- Richmond & Danville. OUTBREAK IN BUENOS AYRES. A Mob A truck* a Clubhouse uud In ISe- yuUed by the Troops. NEW YORK, Aug. 28.—A telegram received in this city from Buenos A.yres says that another outbreak has occurred in Corrientes. The telegram is as follows: "A mob of men, mostly Italians, attacked the Union Civica clubhouse and partly destroyed the building. The troops were called out and a bloody encounter took plp.ce. Six of tho mob were killed fnd a acoro of people wounded. Of the soldiers or.a was killed and Tenth Annual Encampment of the Order at AlliinvapoHs. ' MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 25.—The tenth annual encampment of the Sons of Veterans began in this city with about 5,000 members of the order in attendance. This includes, besides the members of the grand commandery, which is the executive body, a large number of visaing camps who came to participate lu *i e competitive drill. Commander We'tb furnished the following statistics in advance from his annual address: During the year 20,*23 members, have been taken in; 553 new camps with 10,820 members were mustered in. The actual membership of the order to-day is fully 150,000. The order, founded in 1881, was first officially recognized in August, 1889, by the G. A. R. and has since grown very rapidly. Evidently Took UU Own Uf«. • ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 24.—On Friday night the body of a well-dressed man was found floating in the river near this city and taken to the morgue. The body remained unidentified until Sunday afternoon, when it was recognized as that of George J. Osborne, euperlnten dent of the Milwaukee company's elevators at Minneapolis, whfl mysteriously disappeared a week ago. Two ten-pound stones were found is the pockets of his co#t, clearly iudj- ,_ eating suicide. M*. Qeborue w^g ift' * Pfeminent JHJ,au and no, c%uw can assigned MET A HORRIBLE DEATH. Throe Mou Killed by the Turning- On of un Electric Current. BEUUN, Aug. 28.—A horrible accident occurred at the electric works in Posen Thursday by which three men lost their lives. The conductors on the : roof of the works were being repaired by a number of employes when by some mishap the full current was turned into the wires and three of the men received the shock. Two of them were killed instantly, but their bodies remained in contact' with the wires and were horribly roasted, and the forms of the victims were • frightfully distorted. The third man was only stunned by the shock, bat- lost his' footing and rolled from the roof, and "his neck was broken by the fall to the ground. The other workmen were horror-stricke^i spectators of the tragedy they could do nothing to- avert. The blame for the accident has- not yet been placed. NINETY MILES AN HOUR. All -Railroad Ilecords for fast Time Are* liroken,. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28.—A mile in- S9 4-5 seconds, or at the rate of over 00 miles an hour, is the fastest run ever" made by a railroad train. This unparalleled feat was accomplished Thursday on the Hound Brook road between 1 Neshaminy Falls and Langhovn by engine No. 206, drawing two ordinary coaches and President Me Lead's private car Reading, which is e<i»al to t wo/ etws in weight. The fastest 5 miles were' made in 3 i»inui»i Wfr$ seconds; tastest 10 mijea in 7 minutes t&i£iLt£&

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