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The President Nominates Him For
the Terry Succession.
Colonel ItrnokH Nominated to no n
Brigadier General The Careers of
Both Onllnnt Oniccrs
Tlic Inillnn Flfjhtcr'fl Reward.
WASHINGTON , April 0. [ Tele
gram to the HK8.1 Representatives Me-
Bhano nnd Dorscy were nt tlio white
house this morning nnd urged UK | > n the
president the nominations of Briga
dier General Crook to l > o mngor general , nnd
Colonel J. II. Hrooks of iho Third infantry to
bo brigadier general , nnd wcro assured that
the nominations \vould bo made. At noon
they Informed the HEP. correspondent that
the nominations would likely come in to-day
rind surely within n week. Between 2 and
3 o'clock the president's executive clerk ap
peared nt the senate with the nominations in
the order named , Both wcro anticipated
some days ngo by the UKK , which also antici
pated the retirement of General Terry long
before there was scarcely any ono who could
bo made to believe it. The nominations give
general satisfaction and the Nebraska dele
gation Is very much elated over them. The
two senators nnd three representatives telegraphed -
graphed Generals Orook and Brooks their
congratulations this afternoon , while n score
of other legislators and many army ofllcurs
Joined In sending individual telegrams of
flllcltntlon. The nominations were merited
nnd are timely. The president was not only
anxious to get the nominations oft his hands
but was glud of an opportunity to recognize
thcHO olllccrs , whoso confirmations will
quickly follow.
The record of Colonel Brooke Is nrlllla nt
nnd Is known to not only the people of Ne
braska , where ho has served with great gal
lantry , but the country at largo. Ho is the
last of the infantry colonels , having been
promoted to his present rank les.s than ten
years ago. Ho is not n graduate of West
Point , bnt entered the service as n volunteer
Immediately upon President Lincoln's call
for 75,000 men. After the attack on Fort
Bumtor ho was made captain of the Fourth
Pennsylvania infuntry and served three
months , when ho returned home , raised n
regiment , became n colonel of the Fifty-third
Pennsylvania infantry , served through the
war nnd was mustered out as n brevet gen
cral in 18X5. ( In the reorganization of the
nrmy that year ho was appointed lieutenant
colonel of the Thirty-seventh infantry , was
promoted to colonel of the Thirteenth in
1879 , and transferred to the third infantry
the same .year.
The nomination of General George
Crook gives general satisfaction , and
nothing but words of commendation can bo
heard in regard to the course of the presi
dent , who was guided solely by the tnagnill
cent record of this distinguished soldier.
General Crook is n native of Ohio , gradu <
ntcd from the military academy nt West
Point in 1852 nnd was assigned to duty In the
Forty-eighth infantry , then serving in Cali
fornia and Oregon. Ho soon became noted
for courage , coolness and skill in Indian war
fare , and his name has since become u house
hold word in every state and territory west
of the Mississippi river. During the war of
the rebellion ho became ono of the most
prominent commanders of the national forces ,
reaching the command of u separate nrmy ,
nnd at the close of the war was in command
of all of Sheridan's cavalry in Virginia.
With the Hiirrendcr of Leo ho was promptly
ordered back to his old field of duty in
northern California nnd eastern Idaho to
quell the Piutes nnd Bannocks , then holding
high carnival in those states as well ns
Nevada nnd Washington territories. Ho pur
sued them during the worst winter ever
known in that region , and nt last brought
them to bay in the infernal caverns of the
lavn beds of Idaho , killing n great number
and reducing the remainder to submission.
This brilliant success induced President
Grnnt to order him to Arizona territory to
try his hand upon the Apaches , who had
been at hostility since the tlrst coming of the
Spaniards. General Crook first en
deavored to secure peace by gcntlo
means , but these failing , he began his
oppcratlons with startling energy , attacking
the hostllcs in their chosen strongholds ,
nnd striking blow after blow without an hour
of respite. At the head of the Santa Maria ,
nt the canyon of the Salt river , nt Turrett
Unite , on Superstition mountain , nnd dozens
of other places the Apaches wcro surprised
by forced night marches , thoroughly whipped
nnd forced to surrender to the number of
C.OOO. They were not permitted to llvo in
peaceful idleness , but wcro compelled to farm
for their livlnir. Only ono band was exempt
ed from Crook's control , the Chirncahuas ,
who afterwards gave the authorities so much
Promoted to the position of brigadier-
general , Crook was transferred to the De
partment of the Plattc , where ) the Sioux ,
( Jhoycnncs , Bunnocks nnd Utes were
Clements of dancer to the publio
peace. On his campaign against the Sioux
nnd Choycnncs in 1870 and 1877 , ho led his
troops for two winters in the face of bliz-
rardii in Dakota , Wyoming and Montana , lit
a temperature of 403 below zoronnd through
a summer of unusual heat and unprecedented
rains. The entire command narrowly es
caped starvation , being reduced for eleven
days to a diet of horse meat nnd wntcr. His
troops fought the hostllcs on Powder river ,
Wyo. , in February , 187(1 ( ; attacked nnd des
troyed the village of Cra/y Horse on the
Lower Powder in Montana in Mnrcii ; ngnin
met and defeated them on thu Tongue river ,
Montana , on .luno ' . ) , 1870 ; whipped Crazy
Horse nnd Sitting Bull on the Itoscjiml , Juno
17 , 1870 ; again on Geese Creek , Montana ,
August. lt)7t ( ; again ut Slim Butte , Dakota ,
September' ' , and totally destroyed the vil
lage of the Cheyennes on Willow Creek ,
Wyoming , in the urctlo weather of Novem
ber 35 , 1870. This lust blow proved to bo too
much nnd the hostlles sent lu runners beg
ging for terms. As soon ns the ground would
admit of marching , 4,400 Indians surrendered
nt Ked Cloud agency , Dakota , in Febru
ary mid March , 1877 , In subsequent
operations against disaffected Utos and Ban
nocks , Crook showed the satno energy , skill ,
courage and knowledge of thu situation , Ko-
culled to Arizona in 1882 to subdue the Chir-
ncahuu Apachasylio wore again on the wnr
path , ho made the memorable march against
them Into the heart of the Sierra Madre ,
three hundred miles across the Mexican
border , surprised Geroniino'B stronghold ,
killing nine and inducing the others to mir-
render. Five hundred and twenty-live Chlr-
ncaliuas returned to the agency , being every
soul of the hostiles , and seventeen white
captives were restored to freedom.
General Crook Is known to the country nt
largo us u linn friend to nil Indians anxious
to do right and livu ut pence. His linn advo
cacy of the cause of the Dakota Poncus In
1831 , and his unswerving friendship for such
of the Apuciio bands us have kept faith with
the whites , has attracted favorable attention
throughout the country. Ho will hold his
now position for six or seven years , retiring
In 18U4. His headquarters will , in all proba
bility , bo Chicago.
[ General George Crook , United States
nrmv. was born near Dayton , O. , September
8 , 1S29. Ho entered the military academy ut
West Point July 1,1S43. Graduating lu 1S53 ,
bo was assigned as brevet t > econd lieutenant
to the Fourth regiment of Infantry , and pro
ceeded by way of Nlcaraugua to loin his reg
iment , then stationed in California. Ho was
promoted to bo second lieutenant July7 , IbM ;
to bo first lieutenant March 11,1S50 , and to bo
captain May 4,1601. During this time he was
constantly and actively employed in the vurl-
, IUH Indian wars which mark the early his-
loryol California. lu 1W7 Uo
the Pitt river expedition , nnd was wounded
by an arrow In nn engagement on the 10th of
June in that year. In two other notions
( July 2 nnd July 20) ) , ho broke the power of
the Indians nnd restored peace to northern
California. In n period of about nine years
ho wns brought In contact with nearly every
tribe of Indians in Orcpon and Washington
territories , his services being always in de
mand where active and arduous work wns
At the outbreak of the rebellion he nt once
cnme ensl nnd obtained ( September 12,1S01) )
the command of n regiment of volunteers
from his native state. His regiment , the
Thirty-sixth Ohio Infantry , was ordered for
duty fn West Virginia. Crook Immediately
began the work of transforming the raw re-
emits which constituted his command into
trained and disciplined soldiers , nnd by tact
nnd persistent effort he succeeded In bring
ing his regiment up to n point of protlclency
seldom found in volunteer regiments nt that
date. During the winter ho drilled his men
in a largn building which he had caused to bo
erected for the purK | > so , and by this means
had his command In condition to begin active
operations ns soon as spring opened. Ho was
appointed May 1,1SOJ , to the command of n
provisional brigade , nnd May i > 3. 1SW ( , with
inferior numbers inflicted n telling blow on
the rebel forces under General Beth nt
Lcwisbiirg. General Both In his report of
this action stated : "I nttnlncd without
tiring n shot that position in
front of Lowisburg which I would
hnvo selected. * * Victory was In my
grasp , Instead of which I have to acknowl
edge a most disgraceful retreat , " The rebels
were utterly routed and driven demoralized
from the Held. This was Colonel Crook's
ilrst battle In the war of the rebellion , and
"or his gallant and meritorious services on
his occasion ho was brcvetted n major In the
regular nrmy. Ho was wounded In this
affair but remained on the Held until the end
of the light. The steadiness of the troops on
this occasion nnd their brilliant success is
attributable to the drill nnd discipline they
hnd received during the preceding winter
Colonel Crook wns next engaged in the
northern Virginln cnmpnlgn ( September and
October , 1MW ) , and was promoted to bo
brigadier general of volunteers Septem
ber 7 , 1WEJ , his commission bcinir
specifically u reward for gallant and
meritorious services. His brigade
Mirtlclpated in the battles of South Moun-
.nlii ( September 1-1 , 1S < > 2) ) and Antietnm
'September IV. 1802) ) , and lor his gallant con
iluct at the latter ho was brovctted n lieuten
ant-colonel in the regular service.
Ho was next sent to West Virginia where
10 rendered invaluable service from October ,
1802 , to February , 1SCIJ , in clearing that state
from guerillas nnd "bushwhackers. " Ho
was in command of the independent divis.on
iit Carthage , Tcnn. , from March to July ISO' ! ,
participating in the Tennessee campaign with
the Army of the Cumberland and the ad
vance on Tullahoma Juno 24 to July 4 , lSt > 3.
On .Inly 1 of this year lie was placed in com
mand o&tho Second cavalry division of the
Army of the Cumberland. In the active
campaign which ensued , besides almost daily
skirmishing , ho was engaged In the action at
Hoover's Gap ( Juno 2t ! , 1803) ) , the battle of
Chicamnugun ( September 19,1803) , the pur
suit of General Wheeler's cavalry ( October
1-10 , ISOa ) . This pursuit was ono
of the most brilliant episodes
of the war. With inferior numbers. General
rook drove the enemy before him and
struck him severe blows at the foot of the
umbcrland mountain ( October III ) , at
McMInnvlllc ( October 4) ) , and atFarmington
( OotoDer 7) ) . This brief campaign of ten days
required the most constant activity , and for
the skill and vigor with which it was con
ducted , and for his brilliant services nt Farin-
Ington. General Crook was brevctted n colonel
nel in the regular uruiy. During the ensuing
two months ho wns occupied In difllcult and
dangerous operations ncuinst. guerillas , which
ho conducted with eminent success , clearing
the country between Shelbyville , Teun. , and
Homo , Ga.
From February to July , 1SG-1 , ho was in
command of the ICannwlm district in West
Virginia , conducting n raid on the Virginia &
Tennessee railway , which was utterly de
stroyed for many miles. During the raid ho
was engaged at Cloyd's mountain ( May II ) ,
New Hlver ( May 10) ) , and several skirmishes ,
In all of which he was successful.
In June , 18154 , he made the raid on Lynch-
burg. Va. , which place was reached in spite
of the vigorous resistance of the enemy ,
whoso opixjsition led to continuous and daily
skirmishing. The combat at Lynchburg was
another victory for General Crook , but his
advanced position was untenable without fur
ther support , which could not bo rendered.
With admirable skill ho thereupon withdrew
his forces to West Virginia in spite of the ef
forts of ail active and numerous enemy. For
his "gallant jin.d distinguished services" on
this raid ho was brovetted u major general of
Ho commanded the Department of West
Virginia from July. IbW , to February , 1805 ,
being engaged in the actions of Snicker's
Ferry ( July 10) ) , Kernstown ( July 2t ) , skir
mishes at Hall Town , August , IblH. When
General Sheridan began the famous Shenun-
doah valley campaign , ho called General
Crook to his side as a counsellor , and Crook's
brilliant services during that stirring period
arc world renowned. Ho participated in the
action of Bcrryville , September Si , the battles
of Opoquan. September 19 , Fisher's Hill.
September 22 , Strasburg , October 14 , and
Cedar Creek , October 19. His ilonk attack
on Early at Fisher's Hill was ono of the best
conducted and most brilliant feats of the war ,
and was decisive of the campaign. "Had the
heavens opened , " it has been said of this
affair , "and Crook's ' forces been seen de
scending from the clouds , no greater con
sternation would have been created. " His
distinguished services demanded recognition ,
and October 21 ho was promoted to be major
general of volunteers , and was brevettcd n
brigadier general for gallant and meritorious
services in the campaign and n major general
for his gallant and meritorious services in
the battle of Fisher's Hill. From March 20
to April 9 , 1805 , he was in command of the
cavalry of the Army of the Potomac , being
engaged in tha battle of Dinwlddio court
house , March 31 , Jettorsvillo , April 5 , Sailor's
Creek. April 0 , Fnrmvllie , April 7. It
was Crook's command that reached Appomattox -
mattox station on April 8 , and throwing him
self in advance of Loo's nrmy prevented his
further retreat. As a result of this move
Leo's escape was cut off and ho surrendered
on the following day.
General Crook was next assigned to the
command of the District of Wilmington , N ,
C. , which ho retained from September 1 ,
18115 , to January 15 , IbOO , when ho was mus
tered out of the volunteer service , in which
ha had attained the highest rank conferred
by the government. In the regular service
ho hud likewise received the highest brevet
rank attainable , but in actual rank ho re
mained whcra ho was at the beginning of the
war and was still a captain. July 18 , I860 ,
ha was promoted to bo a major of the Third
infantry , nnd July 2S lieutenant colonel of
the Twenty-third infantry.
The close of the war brought him no respite
and ho was nt once assigned to even moro
arduous duties In thu west , and In November
the general who hud lately controlled nnd di
rected the movements of over 00,000 men ,
was engaged in leading sixty men against
tha savages of Idaho , and with this small
force quelling the uprising of the Snake
Indians. Ho was successively placed in com
mand of the districts of Owyhoa nnd of the
lakes nnd of the Department of the Colum
bia , until March Si , 1871. The Apache In-
dluns hud long been extremely troublesome ,
and in June , 1 71 , General Crook was as-
blgncd to the command of the department of
Arizona and to the tusk of subjugating these
Indians who hud successfully detled tha
power of the whites since the time of Cortcz.
Ho ut once begun organizing the troops of
his command and studying the character of
this intricate problem. The country wns
little known and the diftlcultlcs seemed In
superable. At length everything being
ready he took the Held in person , and
in a short active campaign , lasting from
October , Ib72 , to April , 1873 , ho completely
crushed his savage opponents and thu terri
tory of Arizona was rendered inhabitable and
prepared for settlement and development by
the whites. For his brilliant services in Ari
zona ho was highly commended in general
orders , and in October , 1873 , recelvcu n well
earned reward in a commission ns brigadier-
Ho remained In Arizona until March , 1875 ,
when the Sioux troubles in the northwest
begun to assume dangerous proportions. Ho
was at once ordered to the command of the
Department of the Plattc. Taxing the lield
in command of the Big Horn and Yellow
stone expedition , ho fought several nctlons
nnd captured tunny of the hostlles , contribu
ting largely to the successful issue of the
war , nnd the resulting pcaco which has
lasted to this day , and which opened up for
settlement the northern nnd western t > arts
of Nebraska , the territory of Wyom
ing nnd the famous mining region
of the Black Bills , Dakota. In 1878 ho sup
pressed the uprising of the Utcs in Colorado.
In General Crook's first service In Art-
? ona ono baud of Indians had been expressly
cxccptcd from his operations. These were
the Chirleahuas. They wcro dealt with by n
"peace commission , " nnd remnincd unpun
ished for the outrages they hnd committed.
As n consequence they rctnlncd n confidcnco
in their own powers and n contempt for that
of the whites , which nt n Inter date , when
nrmcd with modern weapons , rendered them
"lie most dangerous and warlike of nil the
Indians of the continent. In July , 1882 , the
3hlrlcnhuns. by their incursions , endangered
.hosafety of Arizona. Mismanagement hnd
brought about n very unsettled fcellnp nmong
the pwlouslv conquered tribes , and n gen
eral outbreak wns threatened. General
Crook wns nt once ordered back to Arizona ,
where he soon restored quiet nmong the res
ervation Apaches. The Chlrlcnhuas wcro
nt the tlmo In Old Mexico , nnd
from their Inaccessible natural fortress
M the mountain fastnesses in the Sfbrra
Madrcs sallied forth In bloody raids through
Arizona and New Mexico , a perpetual menace
to the peace nnd prosperity of those territo
ries. General Crook conceived the daring
> lan of penetrating the mountains nnd nt-
ncklng the Chincahuas in their own haunts.
Ho organized n command of lO.'i scouts from
the nil bnt hostile Apaches of the reserva
tions , nnd forty-two white soldiers , nnd tak
ing the command in person with this force
lie crossed the Mexican frontier and disap
peared in the mountains. It may be said that
the whole country , nnd the army In particu
lar , held its breath in suspense nnd
waited anxiously for news from this
gallant band. A month passed and
still no word came. A few more
days and the general and his llttlo force re
appeared , bringing with them ns captives the
whole Chlricahua tribe. As n result of this
expedition over six hundred of these Indians
were placed upon reservations and peace was
restored. The character of his allies , the
difllcult nature of the country and of his
enemy , the boldness of his plan and the re
sults obtained will over nmrk this expedition
ns ono of the most daring and successful to
bo found In history.
During the two years following the Chirl-
cahuas made rapid progress toward civiliza
tion and self support by civilized methods ,
nnd for the first time In its history Arizona
was entirely free from Indian troubles
of any character.
In 1SS5 came n renewal of hostilities. A
portion of the Chlricnhuas took the warpath
under Mangus and Gcronimo. The hostile
band was pursued with tireless energy until
March , 1880 , when the whole band surren
dered to General Crook in Mexico. On the
way to the United States Gcronimo with n
party of thirty-three men , women nnd chil
dren escaped. The remainder , seventy-seven
in number , wcro sent by General Crook to
Florida. The remnant of the Chirieahuas
under Gcronimo surrendered to General
Miles under n promise of immunity from pun
ishment for their offenses.
In April , 1880 , 'General Crook was ordered
to the command of the department of the
Platte , where , in 1SS7 , by his decision nnd
sound Judgment , ho succeeded in preventing
n serious uprising of the White river Utcs
under Colorow.
From the beginning of his cnrecr in the
early days of California to the present time ,
in n service of nearly forty years , ho has
been almost constantly in the field. Wher
ever active and arduous service was required
General Crook was in demand , and could bo
found sharing the hardships and enduring
the same fatigues and privations as the pri
vate soldiers of his commands. His service
during the rebellion was uniformly gallant
and meritorious , often brilliant nnd nlways
marked by good sense and sound judgment.
As an Indian lighter his name will ever
remain inseparably connected with the
history of the west , nnd his successes on
many a field from the Missouri to the Pacific
and from the British possessions far into
Mexico , have won for him the name of the
greatest Indian lighter of our country.
A Trnut in Southern California
HIIK With the Ore.
SAX Diuao , Cnl. , April 0. Reports of rich
gold discoveries In Lower California have
created much excitement in this city , nnd
prospecting parties have gene to the bccno.
The San Diego Union ascertained the fact
that a number of experts have been in the
lower California gold Holds and hnve brought
back to their employers n reliable report of
rich discoveries. The paper publishes an in
terview with an expert who had been in San
liafael valley. Ho states that in traveling
over the Sierra Mndro mountains ho dis
covered n tract thirty miles long and twenty
miles wide , in which thcro nro hundreds ol
veins , nvcraging from three to twenty feet in
width , principally composed of free gold in
white quartz , which is easily worked , and ns-
says from &WO to f2,200 per ton. The placer
grounds nro reported to cover thousands ol
acres , nnd arc said to be rich In gold dust ant
The White Oaks Road.
Er , PASO , Tex. , April 0. fSpeclal Tele
gram to the BEE. [ Contractor M. R.
Locke , of the White Oaks railroad , tele
graphs Vice President H. L , Newman tha' '
ho will bo hero to-morrow , when all matters
will bo arranged. Information from the east
clearly establishes that this enterprise is
backed by the Southern Pacific. A brand
of the Missouri Pacitlo from the Denver &
KIo Grande line will run to White Oaks , and
the two Joint interests will be united , thus af
fording the Missouri Pacific n San Francisco
line much shorter than via the Denver & KIo
Grande and to the Southern Pacific a route
300 miles shorter to New York.
The Indian Bible Question.
MIDDLBTOWN , Conn. , Apill 0. At to-day's
session of the Now York EastMothodis
conference , resolutions were passed instruct
iug the delegates to the conference to auk for
the appolntmen t of n committee ( o consider
the matter of the recent order of the govern
inent prohibiting the use of the Indian bible
in Indian mission schools , especially request
ing that consideration bo given the questioi
whether the government has the right to
prohibit the use of native languages in in
stltutions which receive 110 pecuniary supper
from the government.
The River HUinu at Knnsnx City.
KANSAS CITT , Mo. , April 0. [ Special Telegram -
gram to the Br.K-1 The river registered 19.
feet above low water mark this morning am
Is rising ut n rapid rate. No damage is autlcl
pated to-day although the water is fast com
ing up to the damngo lino. Large cakes o
ice arc being brought down by the swift cur
rent and branches of trees and debris iudt
cnto that the river is flooding the low land
above. Reports from Lcuvemvorth indlcat
n rapid ris.o there. The water lucks but thre
feet of running over the abutments ut th
cast bottoms.
Floods in Minnesota.
ST. PAW- , April 0. Many houses nnd flat
at Mnukato nro flooded up to the middle o
the windows and the river is still rising
West Mankttto is bubmorged. Three fee
moro of water will cover the Milwaukee
tracks , and nil trains huvo been abandonee
to night on account of the wntcr In th
vicinity of Good Thunder. It is bald the iroi
bridge at Garden City has been swept awaj
A Family's Sore * Distress.
WiUvESiiAimn , Pa. , April 0. Mary Sharp
of Wanemcc , was engaged In the manufac
ture of whiskey this afternoon when the pot
containing the same topped over into the ho
flro. The fluid blazed , setting fire to he
clothing and she was burned to death in
few moments. Three of her children wh
tried to bavo her wcro also burned. Th
husband and father , John Sharp , who was a
work ut the time , is reported to have bocom
Pushing thoWorkof Olorxrhiff Away
the 'Dobrla.
Why the Bridge \Vny-Accounts
of Eye AVItticsHCS Belter That Iho
Smoker Contnlnn Several Dcntl
The IOWA Raltrond Horror.
CIUCKASATV , In. , April C. [ Special Tele
gram to the HKB. ] At 4 o'clock this morning
vork was ngaln renewed on the wreck nt
Mew Hampton , Bcip from other divisions
of the road was brought into requisition nnd
'ully two hundred men have been nt work
during the entire tiny. The water in the
lllddlo Wapsle began to recede about six
lours after the accident , nnd it has up to this
imc fallen about three f cot , and work on tha
wrecked cars Is rendered much easier. The
lead and wounded yrcro all taken to Now
lampton as fast ns they wcro taken from the
wreck , nnd the dcaCi bodies put In cluirgo of
ho undertaker , while the wounded were pro
vided with suitable clothing nnd ns comfort-
nblo quarters as could bo furnished. Drs ,
Mixer , Bnbcock , Wright , Gnrdnorand ttoomo
are in constant attendance nnd are doing all
in their power to alleviate the suffering.
Ono of the most pitiable sights connected
with the catastrophe is that furnished by the
Hcldcckcr family. They nro all provided
with comfortable quarters In the Clark
louse. The family In composed of father
and mother nnd seven children , ranging In
ages from one to fifteen years. The father
and mother lay in ono bed rendered almost
speechless nnd unable to move. Their faces
and hands are a complete scald.
In an ndolning ] room on a wide bed are the
.hrco youngest children , burned so badly ns
, o be beyond recognition. At the foot of the
jcd , stretched out on n cot , is William Held-
cckcr , the eldest son. The extent of his in-
uries cannot bo learned. During the entire
day he has hardly moved or uttered n word.
Louis and Peter Hcldeckcr wcro both
Lhrown through the window out Into the
water as the car plunged down the embank
ment and succeeded In swimming to the
shore nnd escaping with but slight injuries.
It is quite probable that at least three more
members of this family will yet die.
All day long numberless people from the
farms and from the workshops , business nnd
irofoislonul men have been thronging to the
scene and most of 'them have taken away
The following account of the wreck is
? iven by nn eye witness : The trnin pulled
L > y engine No , 831 , . J. W. Scngcl engineer ,
3yrus Morris conductor , passed through
New Hampton some hours behind tlmo.
Scagcl was an old employe of the road and
knew every foot of- the track over his run.
As ho pulled out of New Hampton he was
running nt the rate of forty miles
nn hour , but when near what
is known as the dry bridge , about twenty
rods cast of the main span over the middle
Wapsie he applied nis air brake , slacking up
the train to about ten miles an hour. Ho
pulled over the dry. brldgo and then put on
steam and at the tlmo of the accident was
going ut the rate o ( thirty-ilvo miles an hour.
A heavy rain had fal'pn'tho ' night before and ,
a largo chunk of ice ; nn ncre In nrea , hnd
broken loose from ; above and coming
down had struck the grade about midway be
tween the two bridges. The water lacked
about eighteen inches of flowing over the
bridge , but it came with such force that
when it struck the grade the upper end sunk
into the water and part of tno mammoth
sheet lodged directly across the track.
When the engine btruck this it jumped thu
rails and tore along tno track n distance of
thirty feet and then.plunged down a ten-foot
embankment Into the water. Noth
ing remained above but the smoke stack ,
the dome and a part of the cab. The
tender tore loose 'and switched around in
front of the engini. Tne baggage and ex
press car , carrying nlso pouohcd mail , passed
the engine about a length and a half and then
went over the embankment. The smoker ,
carrying about forty people , seemed to tear
loose from the baggaqo car , and struck the
cab of the engine , tearing oft the entire side.
The two passenger cars loft the track , but
were not badly wrecked. The sleeper , con
taining about fifteen people , remained on the
track. The baggage master nnd messenger
were both in the express car , but neither
wcro seriously Injured. The mail pouches ,
express und a lot of baggage were thoroughly
soaked , but most , If not nil , has been taken
out and cared for. The accident occurred
shortly after 4 o'clock.
As soon as the uninjured passengers dis
covered their terrible plight they made their
way out of the cars ns best they could
aim assisted those who were less fortunate ,
A dispatcher left the scene immediately and
informed the operator at Now Hampton.
Help was immediately summoned and by dny-
light n hundred people were at work , At 7
o'clock the wrecking train left Mason City
witli Superintendent Moll and Assistant Su
perintendent Cable and n largo additional
force of workers. Attention was first di
rected to the smoking car where the
coming from the wounded were such as were
never to be forgotten. Crushed through the
rear end of the cur was the engine and the
steam was escaping no rapidly that it was
first thought that all the occupants would bo
burned to death. The car lay on Its side and
hoon strong men were at work breaking
through the windows and lifting out the in
AugiiBtShnrp wns found jammed In above the
engine , and at the rear of the cur ho stood
imploring help. A strong man gripped an
ax , and not until ho fell from exhaustion did
he quit his work , His last blow Inflicted an
ugly face wound.upon Sharp , who wns forced
to remain in his terrible position for nearly
four hours before ho could bo extracted.
. All this time in front of him lay the man
gled corpse of Engineer Seagel , wlillo u little
farther on weru heard the moans of the
aged Mr. and Mrs. Jleidecker. The body of
Willard Andrews was found near him In
front of Mrs. Heidecker. Her little babe lay
sleeping in n seat. Tier first thought was to
cling to it , and taking the lifeless and man
gled form In her arms
BUB Hiusr.n IT
nnd then lay it away from her forever.
The dead thus far recovered are as fol
lows : '
WILLAUD ANPREWS , Lament , Wis. ,
ngcd twenty-three yours.
Denmark , ticketed from Chicago to Dell
JOHN B. DUELOS , ticketed from Chicago
cage to Kimball and.directed to friends ,
MAHY HEIDEPTEK , aged ono year.
J. W. SCHAGliL , Mason City , aged forty
The wounded nre :
JACOII SCIIAKT , Jit. , Sioux Fulls ; severe
wounds on wrist nnd hand ,
0. J WIII.ANI : > , Geneva , In. ; both hands ,
wrists , fuco ana head badly scalded and
NICK Goxitixo , Aurora , Wis ; cut over eye
nnd on left cheek , cut on back snd right
J. M , CiinihTiANfox , Denmark ; head anO
face scalded nnd rib broken.
Mil. ANlt MllS. HL-IECK1K ] ! AX1 > FIVE CHir.-
nni'.K ; the man is badly scalded on his hands
nnd face , the woman's skull is broken and
bho feustuined other injuries. The children
are scalded on the head and hands.
JOIIK Mi'itpitv , Ossiun.Iu , ; hands scalded ,
und bruised on leg ,
Aimiuit WIIITK. Blackstonc , Mass. ; head
JOHN GLAUSXHII , Mqntlcello , Wis. ; scalded
head and face und bruised face.
FIIANK STIUKIIAKIII : : , Boag , Wis. ) bruise oil
head and face und left leg.
DiMti. Sniiori' , braKeman. Sioux City ;
head , face and brcasi scoidcJ and leg in
AVGUST Sc'iunr , Waukesha , wis. ; held by
the scat irons In the water for four hours ,
inly his head being out. His head is cut on
.ho left side nnd both nnklc.s nre injured.
HENUT SCIIUAKK , Norn Springs. la. ; In
nred about the head nnd shoulders nnd
'nee.AHAM KAUCII , hands and face scalded.
MAnr KAUCH , his wife ; scalded on the
right hand and has n scalp wound on the left
slue of bend ,
Gus HF.IIUIX ? , Germany ; head nnd face cut
nnd broken ribs.
Et.woon Etxnns , Mnrshnll. Wis. ; bend nnd
'ace cnt nnd bruised mid front part of body
Piiiu.H * Gnoss , Fort Atkinson , la. ;
irulscd hnnd.
Frank Hclmmcrmnn , of Wnukon , In. , wns
mown to have been on the ill-fated train
nit ho has not yet been Been. An account
x > ok of his has been found In the car nnd it
s fenrcd thnt his remains nra buried In the
Nle Ganrmg , ono of the wounded , gives
TUP. roi.i.owixu ACCOUNT :
"I was In the smoker. I judge that thcro
nust have been n party of llvo in It nt tno
, lmo of the nccldent. I wns reading n letter
'rorn my brother-in-law , stating that ho was
lying , when I heard a sharp crash , nnd felt
is If everything wns giving way , and wo
vcro going down n steep decline. Then I
icard the train bumping nlong on the trnek ,
! raised up and put my hands on the sent but
ho next moment I was thrown over nnd I
edged In the window. My body , up to my
wnist , wns submerged In water , and this I
think saved mo. The steam from the engine
escaped rapidly which was Indeed lucky for
those of us that have survived. Had wo re
mained in this hot steam n few minutes
onger all would have been killed. The train
nust have been running ut the rate of forty
nlles nn hour. "
Among the ladies that rendered valuable
assistance were : Mrs _ . Mattason of Brain-
nrd , Minn. , Mrs. Fabriz of Greene , In. , nnd
Miss Wolss of Crossvlllc , Wis.
The coroner's jury hnvo been in session nil
day long , but It is thought thnt they will not
reach n verdict for Boverul days.
A special car from MllwnukcOj carrying
W. G. Collins , assistant general superintend
ent ; W. D. Cnrrick , general bntrgugo agent ;
J. Milllgan , claim agent , and M Brosnlhnn ,
.raveling freight agent , arrived on the scene
ut 8 o'clock this morning.
By some the company Is quite severely
criticized. For mnny years this has been
considered n dangerous part of the road , es-
iccially during high water seasons. The
Wupsio is naturally n small stream , but in
times of heavy rains its overflows its banks
mil is converted Into a largo river. There
but two 150-foot-wldo channels
ire - - through
which the water must pass. The grade now
acts as a dam , the water above being almost
, wo feet higher than the water below the
The wrecking crew quit , work nt 7 o'clock ,
jut will resume operations early in the morn-
up. It will be several days before the wreck
will bo cleared away. The smoker will be
.he next car to be taken out , and it is ex-
> ectcd that several moro bodies will bo
found. The fireman miraculously escaped by
being thrown out through the window of his
cab on top of the smoker.
A Urnkomtui Fatally Injured. , In. , Auril C. [ Special Telegram
, o the BBE.J To-day n brakeman named
Frank Lincrod was thrown from n freight
irain west of town nnd had his skull broken.
Pieces of the skull were pressed into the
Drain and ho cannot live. Ho was unmarried
and about thirty years old.
Railroad Wreck.
EI.MIIU , N. Y. , April 0. The engine of the
passenger train on the Delaware , Lacka-
wanua & Western railway left the track
about fifty miles east of Buffalo , about mid
night , killing the 'fireman nnd badly injur
ing tho-cnglnccr. The passengers are safe.
The cause of the accident was a washout of
a culvert. _
A Frightful Accident.
NEW YORK , April 0. Last night , nt the
Delaware iron foundry , six men while en
gaged in casting n largo cylinder , were pre
cipitated into the mould together with the
ladle and molten iron. Two of them wcro so
fearfully burned they cannot survive , and
the other lour are also burned.
Speeches From Distinguished Guests
at Marietta.
MAIUKTTA , Ohio , April C , The city is
crowded with distinguished guests , coino to
attend the centennial celebration. The pub
lic exercises to-day were by the historical
society. Bon. Win. P. Cutler , of this city ,
read n paper on the subject of n monumental
structure at Marietta to commemorate the
important historical event thnt came ns n
fulfillment of the past as well as a founda
tion of the future. After spenking nt great
length on the services und sacrifices of the
men who opened to civilization the first gate
way to this great valley on April 7 , 1687 , ho
offered n resolution that the society will en
courage the erection of n monumental struc
ture nt Marietta , nnd will co-opcrato with
the centennial monument association in ef
forts to procure pecuniary aid.
After the annual election of officers , cx-
Presldent Hayes was introduced and warmly
received. Ho said he was very glad to join
this centennial celebration , which is of n
character that demands attention from all
and for which we have not time enough. He
believed in as many celebrations as can bo
given , and hopes vet to attend moro of them ,
He was followed by Senator Hoar , who
spoke of the pride which Massachusetts had
for her sliaro In the founding of Ohio. There
arc probably no two communities on the
fuco of the earth , said he , moro alike in opin
ion , character and history than these two
great commonwealths.
The afternoon was spent in driving to the
ancient mounds , the site of the old fort , nnd
other places of interest. At the evening
meeting n distinguished audience filled the
hall. The principal address was by William
Henry Smith , whoso subject was "Familiar
Talk About Monarchists und Jacobins. " It
treated of the political contest In the ter
ritory northwest of the Ohio river in
the early years of the state , having particu
lar reference to the life nnd public services
of Governor Jeremiah Morrow , Ho paid a
higli tribute to the scttlci-B of the territory.
Ho cited opinions showing the statesmanship
of General St. Clulr as governor of the new
territory , particularly concerning St. Clair's
views of the restrictions to bo placed on citi
zenship. Coming from u monarchical and
aristocratic government , immigrants brought
with them Ideas ut war with republican
principles , and bclntr victims of oppression
they would bo too often moved to view nil
forms of law unjust. St. Clalr held that
u period bo allowed for educating the new
comers before entrusting them with all the
responsibilities of citizenship. A moderate
share of property ho deemed essential to
muko nn elector independent. The speaker
then sketched the growth of the party spirit
then known as federalist and anti-federalist ,
quoting from u letter of St. Clalr , huylnir :
"Although wo are near neighbors ,
thu people on this side of the river are the
very nntipose of the Kentuckians , " Hcfcr-
ring to the admission of Ohio into the union ,
Mr. Smith brought forth new matter to
show theio was unfair political scheming
and tampering with the ordinance of 1787 ,
and this led to the introduction of Jeremlali
Morrow , Dr. Edward Tillin and Colonel
Thomas Worthington , leaders of the repub
lican party of Jefferson.
In conclusion , after referring to some ol
the dangers of the country , the chief of which
is the pride of money and combinations that
destroy Individual enterprise , Mr. Smith
said : "Lotus not despair of tha republic ,
but acquiring thu faith that strengthened the
immortal Lincoln , I believe that Providence
will find a way for rendering for good the
enormous wealth in thu pobHCbsion of the
few , and transforming to coiibervativo
American citizens the refugees of Europe
without the horrors of crime and bloody rev
olutlon , "
To-morrow will bo the real centennial day
A Prominent loivan Dead.
DBS MOINES , la. , April 0. Edward James-
Holmes , for many years clerk of the supreme
court of Iowa , died to-day.
[ ttamnruk Opposed to the BnttcnhurK
iropi/rfoM JSSS fiu Jamr.i Onnlnri neriiKM. ]
BEIILIX , April 0. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to the BrE.l Boudoir politics for
wo days have been engrossing Borlinors.
Yesterday It wns- whispered the English
ruccn nnd the junior Bnttcnburg were com-
ng to nld the English knlscrlno in mnrr.ving
icr daughter to the senior Buttonburg. To-
Iny Bcrliners hear through semi-oflicinl nu-
horlty thnt Prlnco Alexander's suit Is post-
toned only to revive if the kaiser dies that
n short only funeral baked meats can beset
set forth on the marriage tnbles because
{ ussln cannot object to n young emperor's
sister marrying the czar's enemy while the
czar must object to thnt enemy wedding nn
emperor's daughter. Yesterday boudoir
xjlltlcs were saying that both the kaiser nnd
crown prince hnd been in speeches compll-
nentlng the iron chancellor for policy's sake
n order to placate his opposition to the new
3attcnberg wedlock. To-day the idea of
Jlsnmrck resigning because of n mother-in-
nw , n grandmother nnd n czar Is pronounced
v silly Idea , wherefore an amended
nd ro-cdltcd version with awkward of the crown prince's recent
lattery of Bismarck by the medium of n sort
f after dinner speech , is this evening semi-
ftlclally printed , nnd the young man 1ms
iccn enjoined to never Indulge again In any
metaphor a which is nlwnys forbidden by
tatc crnft.
.So the royal romance nnd the Imperial con-
nrds nro nlrcndy throttled. The result of
hcso boudoir political sensations has been to
revive and deepen German prejudice against
English in tlucnco. It is now doubtful If the
empress' mother visits the empress daughter
nt nil.
Prince Blsmnrck Is represented as looking
nueh worried yesterday. Ho passed an hour
vlth the emperor , nnd immediately aftcrwnrd
nn hour nnd u hnlf nlono with the empress.
Cnowlng ones say Prince Alexander was
about to visit Berlin , but thnt now ho will
lot come. Bismarck detests petticoat inilu-
cnco as much as Hichulicu used It , nnd that
or n long time n chancellor crisis will bo
lolinuino ;
Jccclior'w Book ContnliiR AllitHloiiN
Slip Don't Mice.
[ OnjivrfflM JS&9 by James Hnnlnn JfnnifH.I
LONDON , April 0. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE.J The Bcccher
book was in the press of Sampson , Low &
Jo. , when to-day the firm received n letter
notice from the solictor of John Biddulph
Martin , nn influential banker and prominent
city man , to the effect that chapter 24 , page
il ! ) , coincident New York edition , reflected a
'also libel against Mrs. Victoria Martin , his
wife , In these words : "After vainly at
tempting to obtain money from my
self and my wife ns the price
of its suppression. the Woodluill
women published their version of the Tilton
scandal In November , 1872. " To-day , nlso ,
he same solicitor cabled the New York pub
lishers , Messrs. Webster , to the same effect.
Mr. Martin has also seen the London firm ,
who courteously said they would suppress all
allusions objectionable.
This afternoon I saw Mrs. Martin , who Is
changed face , figure or manners since I
last saw her many "years ago In Now York.
Mr. Martin is n man of large wealth and
liigh social position. Ho lives nt 7 Hyde
Park Gate , just off the park drive , with
every luxurious surrounding. Said Mrs.
Martin : "The paragraph is wholly false ,
and ns lawyers nhrnso it , it is so
in generals , in essentials , in colour , nnd in
particulars. The publishers have kindly
given mo n copy of the proof sheet. The
charge amounts to blackmail. I do not believe -
liovo Mr. Bcccher ever made or wrote such a
charge. I challenge the production of any
such MSS. of ins at any risk of personal annoyance -
noyanco to my husband , nnd I am prepared to
bring the libellers to task. Whither has the
chivalry of American editors and writers lied
since I quitted America , that alleged occur
rences sixteen nnd even twenty years ago
should bo oven referred to , much less falsi
fied in order to strike at a woman. "
What the New York publishers may say
is best known in their city. Mr. and Mrs.
Martin , however , seem very strenuous in
their intention to light what they insist is
Bnttenhci-K Snubbed.
Bnnu.v , April 0. The Nntionnl Gnzettc
says the renewed efforts to obtain the con
sent of the emperor to tha marriage of his
daughter , Princess Victoria , to Prince
Alexander of Battcnbcrg , Imvo not been
successful. For this reason thcro are no
longer any grounds for u secret conflict be
tween Prince Bismarck and the emperor and
therefore there Is no question whatever of
Bismarck resigning.
, Flilit With KpnnlnrdH.
MATium , April 0. Advices from Zoolos
say fighting recently broke out between the
Spanish garrison and Xoolo natives and ten
Spaniards and 100 natives wcro killed and
mnny wounded , including n number of of
ficers. The now viceroy general tins been in
structed to enforce Spanish supremacy In
the Philllplne , Caroline , Mariano and Pelew
The .MooriHli Difficulty.
LONDON , April 0. A dispatch from Tan
giers says everything icnmlns quiet. It is
generally expected n sntisfnctory settlement
of the differences between the American
and Moorish governments will be effected
through the mediation of the British ,
French and Italian ministers.
Coercion's Penal I left.
DunuN , April rt. Father Kennedy nnd
sixteen farmers of the County Cork have
been convicted of attending a national league
meeting in the proclaimed district and sen
tcnccd to three month's imprisonment.
Will Suppnil OpcrntlonB .
ROMK , April 0. The cabinet has decided to
stop military operations in Africa during the
summer. The special colonial corps will re
main nt Mnssnwnh , und thu rest ol the troops
will return to Italy.
Battcnliertc May Gut Her.
BKHMN , April 0 , It is affirmed to-night
that Emperor Frederick insists upon the
marriage of his daughter to Prince Alex-
Our Navy on
lC ) 'l/rioh ' ( JSSS&Iamr Gonlnn lltnnttl. ]
GIIIIIU.TAII , April 0. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] The frigate
Lancaster has arrived.
MormoiiH In
INDKPENDKNCB , Mo. , April 0. The world's
conference of the re-organized Church of
Jesus Christ , or , as ills ordinarily termed ,
Latter Day Hainta. began hero to-day , Presi
dent Joseph Smith presiding. Thu corner
stone of thu new church was laid.
Jl W nn Till of.
SCOTT CiTYt Kan. , April 0. On Thursday
morning 12,000 in currency was stolen from
the Pacific express ofllco at Horuro , Grcely
county , by J. H. Draper , the newly appointed
night operator. Ho came from Arkansas
about , two mouths pgo ,
The Wets Sny There Wna Crooked
Work Done
The Arson Chni-RO AgnltiRt ItroxrncU
nlNscit lloif Thlovos Boun < \
Over Odd 1'Yltnwa nt i
J'Veniont. '
PrcpnrltiK to rnntcit.
Cirr , Neb. , April 0. [ Special
Telegram to the Bfcn.J Severn ! gentlemen
from Tnlnmgp , who nro not In sympathy with
the dry result of the Into election nt thnt
place , wcro In the city to-day making nr-
rnngements nnd taking legal ndvlco townrds
contesting the election nnd Claiming frnud ou
the part of the prohibitionists.
NKIIIIAKKI CITV , Neb. , April 0. [ Special
Telegram to the BKI : . | Jnmes Brownoll , nr-
rested near Syracuse by nn Omahn fletectlvo
Thursday , charged with setting flro to the
barn of his brother-in-law , Georijo W. War
ner , several weeks ago , had his trial to-day
before Judge Jones and was discharged lor
want of evidence.
A Crete Bitt-Klnr Caught.
Cnr.TB , Neb. , April 0. [ Special Telegram
to the Br.u. ] John Clark , who was impli
cated In the robbing of Charles Areim'
clothing store In this city on the night of
April il , 18SS , was arrested In Lincoln nnd
brought to this place by Detective Pound.
He plead not guilty , waived examination before -
fore Judge Achilllng and was remanded to
Jail nt Lincoln to wail trial. Ho could not
furnish the $1,000 bond icqulrcd ,
Sale of n Valuable Horso.
HASTINGS , Neb. , April 0. [ Special Tclo
to the Bin . The noted
gram : ] three-year-old
inbred Wllltes stallion , McClure , 4,1170 , was
to-day sold by A. H. Cramer to Church Howe
& Son , of Nomaha county. McClure is Bald.
by prominent horsemen who have seen him
to bo individually one of the best specimens
of the Wilkes family in existence. The price
paid has not been made public.
1'ollticH nt Bonnet.
BEKNUT , Nob. , April 4. [ Special to
tbo Bin : , ] The following board of trustees
of this village wcro elected yesterday : Geo.
Crane , Euos Bertz , J. E. Vunderllp , O. A. Dickson. The new boaul
contains two republicans , two democrats and
one independent. The republicans and dem
ocrats each hud a ticket in the Held , and wcro
about equally divided , but the prohibs voted
for men from both tickets and decided the
election as above.
Build nnd Siinmior.s Bound Over.
NKIUUHKA CITY , Neb. , April 0. [ Special
Telegram to the Bii : . ] George L. Budd and
Charles P. Summern , the two men arrested
for wholesale hog stealing , had their prelim
inary trial to-day and were bound over to
the district court. Summers confessed and ,
imong other things , told of Budd is that the
ivoman ho represents as his wife and who is
lying very ill and in want in the southern
l > art of the city was not his wife but n woman
ivith whom ho had eloped from Fairbury ,
Neb. , some time since.
Odd Follows nt Fremont. {
FHEMONT , Neb. , April 0. [ Special Tolo-
ram to the Bui : . ] The Centennial Lodge of
Odd Fellows was paid n magnlllcent compli
ment to-night at its regular mooting. There
ivcro present representative members of the
order from Lincoln , Omahn , North Bend ,
York , Sehuyler , David City , Wahoo , Arllng-
on , Blair , Stanton , Norfolk , Pilgcr , Ains-
.vorth . , Osceola , Newman's Grove , Ord aria
Hooper. Altogether thcro nro 1,10 visitors.
The Lincoln delegation , llfty strong , enmo on.
i special train tills evening. The gathering
ivas purely voluntary , the visitors coming to
scu vlio splendid team work of the biinnoi
lodge of the west in conferring degrees and
making initiations.
Odd Follows.
Dxvii ) CITV , Neb. , April -.Special [ Tclo-
; ram to the Bii : . ] About forty Odd Follows
'rom this place dcp.irtcd to-day for Fremont
to pay a fraternal visit to the Fremont lodgO
.mil receive instructions in now lodge work.
Brought Back to Life. '
CITY , Neb. , April ft. [ Special
Telegram to the Bui : . ] A little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Swift , suffering for soma
time with typhoid-pneumonia , sank rapidly
yesterday and last night was pronounced
[ lead by the attending physician nnd thlt
opinion wns concurred in by all present , therq
being all the appearance of death. The grief
of the family and heart-rending cries of the
mother ns nho clasped the body of the child
seemed to awake it as from a deep Bleep , foi
Bho opened her eyes , breathed and hag been
growing rapidly better ulneo. She is pow
pronounced out of danger. The case is arc- )
murkablu ono and the physicians do not pretend - *
tend to be able to explain it.
Grooloy C Miter Incorporated. : Ci.vnit : , Nob. , April ( ( . [ SpeolaV
to the BIRJ : At a recent meeting of tlij
county commissioners , Greeley Center wn
duly incorporated. J. C. White , R. B , HutchJ
IBOII , J , B. Gaffnoy , D. J.'Farrull and O. Af
Antrim wcro appointed as town trustees fo
the ensuing year. This movcmontls in keep *
ing with thu many improvements being made ,
and means bolter streets , butter Bldowalki
and a large , commodious school house ; nil W
the near future. With uuch live men on thoj
board of trustees , publio improvements ord
UHsurcd , ns fast as means can bo found. NuJ
morons dwellings nnd business IIOUBCS ara
already in coin-be of erection , and men ara
already coming in anil purchasing farina
throughout the county. Active measures ard
being taken to secure n flour nr.d u pupcrinlll |
and there is but little doubt of success.
GHANT , Neb. , April ( . [ Special Telegram
to the BKK. ] County Attorney Brlerly an4
John McICenzie , a banker of Madrid , were
arrested by Sheriff Winehcll in Grunt tolaj < >
and bound over in n bond of j.'SOO each to up <
pear before Justice Beltzcr , of Venago , noxfl
Thur.sday , to show cause why they shall not
bo placed under bonds to keep the peace. Id
is said they inudo threats upon the livea ol
certain Individuals mGranl , licnco the plao4
ing of papers in the hands of the ofilcera fotf
their arrest.
MAIWIH , Neb. , April < . -Special [ Tele
gram to the ! IK I To-day C. M. C. Wool.
man , of the Grant Enturpiise , and U , J. Fin It
and 1) ) . F. Smith , of Grunt , were arrested on
a charge preferred by John MciCenzie and 8.
B. Brierly , of Madrid , for riot and assault
on complainants on the day of the county
Beat election , February 28.
Later in the nftcrnoon D. J. Fink went before
fore n Justice of the peace nnd swort a'com *
plaint for breach of the peace agalnM Brierly
und McKoii7iu , who wore then arrested but
gave bull and obtained a change of v nuo'ta
Justice HcH/.cr , of Vonungo. Brierly la
county attorney und MelCenzie n bunker of
Madrid , both with unblemished repututlofl * .
OI.AI ) 1 < > 1IB AllllKDTIp. .
CHANT , Neb , , April O. fSpeoial Telegram
to the BKK.I John Melieiulo und S. B ,
Brierly , of lilatlrli ) , to-day filed complaint be.
fore the probate court alleging that they Lad
been assaulted maliciously nnd with riotous
intent by certain parties in Grant on election
day , February 23 , and warrants of arrest
were placed in Iho hands of Sheriff Winchell
for O. M. 0. Woolmin , D. J , Fiok , B. F.