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OMAHA DAILY BEE.
EIGHTEENTH YEAK. OMAHA , MONDAY , M.OKNING , APKIL 29 , 1889. NUMBER 317 ,
( IN INCIPIENT ASHTABULA ,
Frightful Disaster On the Grand
Trunk Road In Canada.
FIRE LAPS UP THE FRAGMENTS.
Seventeen Persons Killed nnd Fifteen
JUodlCN Hunted licyond llocoj-
nlllon llio.rcclc . mm Ilio
An Knrly Morning Horror.
HAMILTON , Out. , .April " 3. A terrible railroad -
road accident occurred on the Grand Trunk
near hero at 1 o'clock this morning. The St.
Louin express Jumped the track and the en
gine rnn Into a water tank. Two cars were
telescoped mid Immediately took ( Ire. All
the dcnd , seventeen In number , have boon
taken out. The first body Idcntitled was that
of II. S. Gurnny , of Chicago. Ho was In-
Bluntly killed , but not burned. An Italian ,
name unknown , was also Instantly killed.
The other fifteen were burnoit beyond the
possibility of Idcnttllcr.tlon. About twenty
ucrsons were injured , but o-ily ono or two se
riously. Nemo of the train bands \vcro
hilled , The fireman was slightly burned and
received n scalp wound.
The train wits composed of an engine , two
baggage cars , u smoker , n Chicago ft Grand
Trunk through passenger coach , a Wntasu
coach , n Wagner first class coach , n Pullman
car nnd two Wagner sleeping cars In the
The accident occurred at n Junction whcro
n"Y" is built. This "Y" Is used to switch
through trains for the Toronto branch from
the main lino. The train Is said to have been
running at n speed of forty miles nn hour or
more. When directly on the switch the on-
Kino Jumped the track and plunged into u
water tnnkwhlch stodd in the space between
the "Y , " smashing the tank Into atoms
nnd turning it almost upsidedown. . The
baggage cars came directly after the engine ,
nnd the first of these was pushed over the
engine and thrown on tUo mam track , leav
ing its wheels behind it.
The other baggage car caught flro from the
cngino and the two were soon in Humes. The
coaches following , with. the exception of two
Wagner cars in the rear of the train , were
huddled together by the shock and soon
caught lira from the baggage cars. The
passengers on the train , numbering over one
hundred land fifty , many of whom wore
sleeping at the time , had n terrible experi
ence. The majority of these OH board the
train wcro able to get out of the coaches be
fore the lire reached them , but In the con
fusion that reigned It Is not known how
many victims were left to the mercy of the
flamesplnuod in by the material of the
wreck and unable to extricate themselves.
R. 8. Gurfia.y , of Brooklyn , hud his head
completely so'vcrcd from his body by a pleco
of Hying debris. Rudolph Devlcr was also
As soon as the engine rolled over , after
strilrhi'g tho. water tank , Engineer Watson
i * 8Ed > ) llromttn' Chapman crawled out from
jlmloriioath it , neither being much hurt. An
* . auxiliary train was sent out from this city
immediately on receipt of the news of the
, accident , and the passengers , Including the
injured and two of the killed , wcro brought
to this city. The two Wagner cars in the
rear of the train wcro uncoupled from the
others , and were saved from the flames. A
largo gang of employes worked unceasingly
ht the wreck , doing their utmost to extin
guish the lire. There was great difficulty In
securing water , owing to the tank being
smashed , and the flro held sway for many
hours before a thorough search could DO
made through the debris.
Up to 5 o'clock the charred rom alns of
eighteen victims had been exhumed from
the wreck. In no cuso was there enough
of the body left to identify the remains or
to toll whether they wcro of the male or
female sex. Among the wounded now in the
hospital nro the following :
James A. 1'almor , Ilion , N. Y. , head cut ,
but not seriously hurt.
Hamilton Clarlc , Chicago , double fracture
of right log , bruised badly , head cut and
probably Internally Injured. Of all the in
jured , ho is the worst.
Anthony Maaz , an Italian on his way from
Wisconsin 10 Italy , head cut.
Edwin Chapman , fireman , lier.d badly cut.
Enoch Kcnyon , of London , England , ribs
C. C. Azboll , Edwardsport , Ind. , slight In
William Lolpty , Chicago , ankle badly
A. L. Donoy , Danville , 111. , cut about the
George White , it Gorman , on his way from
Illinois to Union Hill , right hand cut off and
scftli ) wound.
Andrew J. Carnontcr , Yunkton , Dale , in
jured about the head.
S. E. Young. Chicago , slightly hurt.
Joseph Morris , East Sioux Falls , Dak. , on
his way to Clark's Island , Mescalu wounds ,
bruised leg and shoulders , not serious.
About sen others wcro slightly hurt , but
not so badly as to prevent them continuing
tholr Journey. It was (1 ( o'clock this evening
before the tracks were cleared. The
wounded in the hospitals nro all doing well.
As far as can be learned , there was no
negligence on the part of the railroad com
pany. The train simply jumped the track ut
The screams of men who wcro being
burned to death in the smoking c.ir could bo
heard above the noise of escaping steam nnd
roaring flames. Conductor Poole pays that
Iho train was iUtocn minutes late , but was
not running more' 'than twenty miles an
hour when the accident happened , as
Ins orders were not to run at
that particular place at n greater
speed. The place whcro the accident oc
curred Is considered dangerous , as thera is n
switch , or rather sharp curve ; hence the
precaution of ruunlm ? slowly. Seven cars
a baggage car , two firstclassroaches , n
smoker , n first-class day coach and two
Wagner sleepers were burned , there being
not u veatigo of wood or anything that would
burn loft. Tim baggage cur wan do'iiollnhod '
nnd the eiigluo was most completely wrecked.
The loss to the company will bo enormous ,
Many of these on the train v/oro going to
Now York to participatn in the centennial
festivities. Most of the passengers lost nil
or n portion of their baggage and clothing ,
nnd a largo amount of mails wcro lost by
Another report of the accident says that
the roL'iulns of from sixteen to eighteen wcro
taken out of the wjcck. They were cut to
pieces almost to n man , and burned be
yond all possibility of recognition , They
were huddled together In it heap in ono end
of the sinokor and were pinned in by the
timber * , which made it Impusslblo for tlioui
to extricate themselves. Nothing could be
done for them , as the fierceness uf the Humes
made it out of the question for the men to
rcaciio thorn. The only way in which it could
bo ascertained thut.frcm sixteen to eighteen
bodies had been tulicn out was from the
fact that logs and arms corresponding to
about that number were foiiiui.
The remains wuru taken to the city hos
pital und placed In the marguo awaiting
identification. An inquest will bo held to
morrow. It will bo days before the dead arc.
identified. Some of the wouadud wcro also
tukeu to the city hospital.
St' rrssiON HIIIIHIH , N. Y , , April 2 . A.
rpeclul train on the Gran- ) Trunk camu In
to-day about 1:40 : p. 01. , having on board
about seventytlvo of the passengers who
were la the accident that occurred r. sV.art
distance went of Hamilton this morning.
Among them were four men who nro badly
cut nnd injured about the head and body.
Maicom McKay , of Barton , in relating his
experience , said ! "I have no idea how I got
out of the wreck , but would not bo surprised
it I went through the window , as the doctor
took several pieces of glass from the cuts In
my head , I have n faint romombraiico of
two men helping me ntand , but I was half
way hero before I clearly understood what
had happened. "
It is feared that Hill Phillips , of Chicago ,
first baseman of the Hamilton team , was
among the killed. Ho was expected to report
A IlOYAtj RUNAWAY.
Not An Klopcnicnt , Hut An Unninn-
[ Copi/rfuM 1SX ) l > u Jtimc * ( Innlnn It-.nucU.l
Nicn , April 23. [ Nov York Herald C.xblo
Special to Tun BKH. | As Queen Olga , of
Wurtemborg , was driving yesterday after
noon , on the Carnicho road between Monaco
nnd Nice , in company with Baroness "VVel-
wark , the horses wcro frightened by the
noise of a train passing through n tunnel
near by , nnd became unmanageable and ran
away , near whcro the road is very narrow
and mnxcs a sudden bend. They dashed into
n parnpot , over which , the harness having
given way , they felt und rolled down. The
landau was saved from golug over the wall
bv its tongue , which struck the parapet und
broke off short. Her majesty and the
baroness exhibited the utmost coolness from
the first to the last , nnd after a few minutes'
rest at the villa of the Itusslan general ,
Kladlschcff , they returned to Nice entirely
recovered from the effects of tuo accident.
The footman was slightly bruised and ono of
the horses was killed.
A DEADLY DUEfj.
Two Tennessee Farmers Fight It Out
AVttli Knife and nuclei hot-
CIIATTAXOOOA , Tenn. , April 23. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Br.n. | A deadly duel oc
curred yesterday m Jackson county , Ala
bama , that resulted in the death of ono ol
the participants. Two farmer neighbors ,
living nt some distance froin Scottsboro ,
named J. T. Prince and J. T.
Green , quarreled Friday over some
trivial matter , and Green threatened
to kill Prince , and ho prepared
himself with a shot gun. On
Saturday morning the two men
met in a public road and immediately
dismounted from tholr horses nnd resumed
the quarrel. They finally decided to fight it
out , nnd Green made for Prince with a dirk
knife , making n vicious pi tin go at him.
Prince dodged nnd seized Green's arm and
the dqadly struggle began In earnest.
Prince's gun was leaning against
the fence , nnd the question
with | him was 'how to get it before
ho was killed. With n sudden effort ha
tripped Grcon , throwing him to the ground
and immediately made a break for his gun
which he reached Just as Green was in strik
ing distance. Witnout leveling the gun
Prince thrust the muzzle against his enraged
enemy , pulled the trigger , nnd lodged n
heavy load of buckshot in his breast , killing
him instantly. Prince gave himself up and
s now in Scottsboro Jail to await trial.
Third Annual Meeting of thn Amer
CIUCAOO , April 23. The American section
of the Theosophicul society began its third
annual meeting hero to-day. The report of
the secretary said that the now members
since the last meeting number 232. Local
sections to the number of twenty-six are dis
tributed in various parts of the
country. Dr. Koightly , of London ,
representing Madame Ulavatsky , the ruling
spirit of the society , read n communication
from her , chiolly devoted to exhortation and
suggestions. The letter said , among other
"Colonel Scott ( president of the society )
is on a visit to Japan , invited by n strong
and influential deputation to lecture there on
Budhlsm among a people who arc mad nnd
crazy to acquire western civilization and who
believe it can only bo adopted by tno sui
cidal adoption of Christianity. "
The letter denounced as enemies of ttieos-
ophy the spiritualists , whom the writer re
ferred to as "blind worshippers of the Illu-
slonary phantoms of the dead. " Several pa-
purs were read by delegates.
Thn Hoys Attend Divlno Services nt
Dn.vnwoon , Dak. , April 2S. [ Special Tele
gram to THIS BEC.I This morning the
members of the Omaha board of trade wcro
treated to a slight fall of snow , which con-
tinucdjnp to 2 o'clock , the hour of their departure -
parturo for Spcarfish. Many of the mem
bers attended divine service , the Congrega
tional church attracting the most attention.
Hov. W. H. Hross preached n sermon es
pecially prepared for the occasion , entitled
"Tho Merchandise of Truth. " The sermon
was an eloquent ono nnd was greatly appre
ciated by the visitors.
A Wholesale Former Confesses.
NflW HiiiTAt.v , Conn. , April 28. Charles E.
Woodruff , formerly secretary of the Young
Men's Republican club , and city clerk , has
confessed that ho has entered forged papers
to the extent of $40,009. His victims uro the
First National bank and Mechanics' ' bank of
this city , the three leading banks of Middle-
ton and the banks in New Haven and Mori-
dan. Woodruff has practiced forgery for
nearly six years , according to his own con
fession , during which time ho has forged
notes to the extent of fiOO.OOO. Of this
amount ho has managed without being
discovered , to nmko good all but the sum
above mentioned. Among the names ho has
forged have been those of leading business
men of thU and neighboring cities. Wood
ruff was arrested and brought into the police
court to-day and was hold under * 12.000 ball
for trial. lie went to Jail.
A Illiizc in Hi'ntrlco.
BRATIIICE , Nob. , April 28. ( Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE. ] The resilience in west
Beatrice owned by D. H. Smith , occupied by
A. Herman , special agent of the Hlbornla
Insurance company , was entirely burned at
! ) o'clock last night. The house and furni
ture were worth $1,1500 , insured for ? 1,100 In
the Farmer's and Merchant's of Lincoln and
the Hlbornia. The family were out of town.
The 11 ro department saved the buildings on
Ofliclals of | the Wyandotte railroad accom
panied by representative ; ! of the English
syndicate who expect to buy their bonds ,
came In on a special car last night , returning
this morning. They will soon submit n pro-
position. _ _
NEW YOIIK , April 23. The United States
steatnur Atlanta arrived to-day , from Haytl ,
to take part In the naval parado. She loft
Capo Haytion on April 21. The United
States consul ut Gonsulvos is nutnrrity for
the statement thaC1 H.vppolito had cut the
nrmv of Logltinio in two und had ono. section
of it In a position whore it was being re
duced by starvation. Ho consjdura the
| wcdy surrender of LeglUuiu extremely
probable. ' , -
The \VcwjTicr Indications
Fo'r Nebrasuaf Local rains , warntcreast-
cr.'y ' winds. * * ' ,
For Iowa : Fair , colder , westerly winds.
For Dakota : Fair , stationary tempera
ture , nortUcr.stcrly wludt. _
noohofnrt'H Son Suicides.
LoxnoN , April 23.Henri Uochofori's son
has commuted suicide r.t Hoaa.
A RUSH OF "BACK NUMBERS , "
Displaced Ofllco Holders Yoaruhig
THE SUPREME BENCH VACANCY.
It 51 ny Not llu Filled Ilcfbro Septem
ber Speculations on Drum's
Successor Hungry Indiana
WASHINGTON. nunr.\n , TIIE O.vuiu BEE.
513 FOUHTECNTII SxnncT ,
WASHINGTON , D. C. , April 23.
It is n noticeable fact that the men who nro
most loudly complaining that President Harrison
risen Is too slow In making appointments are
these who least deserve political preferment ,
nnd who will not get any ofllcc In any event.
There Is some complaint in the hotel corri
dors. There always has been nt this period
of every administration nnd there will con
tinue to bo till the mlllcnlum stops political
proceedings. President Harrison is in
search of the most deserving and capable
men wherever change * are to bo made. Ho
wants to improve the service In the first
Instance and secondly to reward these who
most merit reward. That is why there is
delay. An Impression has gone abroad that
the president wants to restore to the public
service the men who were displaced under
the last administration , and the consequence
is n great rush on the part of that class fa
miliarly known ns "back numbers. "
The president believes in reinstatement
only where they are to the advantage
of the service and where n wrong can bo
righted. No fair minded man will deny the
statement that a great many olllclals were
displaced during the past four years who de
served displacement. Thoy. would have gone
out of the service had Mr. Blame been
elected. The clamor of thcso men to got
back into their places only Impedes the work
of appointing other men. Thev take up the
time of the president and his cabinet oftlcers
Without any real reason. Some of the dola.vs
in making changes in prominent appoint
ments uro duo to contentions among deserv
ing applicants or factions. In n few instances
tha president has been unable to Und men
who were better fitted for the places sought
than these who ate no win them , and ho has
been honest enough with himself and the
public to refuse to make chances simply to
give the salaries to other men. A little
patience is always necessary in times like
those. Everything cannot bo done in a day.
A great deal has been accomplished already.
The aim is to please the greatest number
and do the most good.
sui'ituMB nnxcn VACANCY.
The vacancy on the bench of the supreme
court of the United States made by the
death of Justice Matthews may not bo filled
till late in September. The supreme court
will not meet under live months , nnd there
is no necessity for hasty action. A United
States senator called the other day to have
a man appointed to a vacancy existing in a
prominent position , and when the president
evinced no tendency to take precipitate ac
tion , the legislator expressed surprise ,
whereat the president , it is stated , observed
that the law did not require a vacancy to bo
instantly filled when created , and that public
interests would not suffer on account of the
existing conditions. That is the reason an
inter-state commerce commissioner has not
been appointed , and why commissioners for
the District of Columbia nnd many other
places available have not been filled. The
right men bavo not been found and , since
there is plenty to do in meeting moro urgent
conditions , there is Inaction.
On a week from next Wednesday the term
of Adjutant-General Drum will expire , nnd
ho will lay down the pares of ofllco and go
upon the retired list. Who will succeed him
is now ono of the most vital questions affect
ing the army. Colonel Kclton , the present
assistant adjutant-general , is spoken of , and
from the fact that he is the senior oRlccr of
his grade , the friends of Generals Mclvcever
and Whipplo are not asleep , and a largo
amount of influence is being brought to bear
upon President Harrison for the position.
There was a rumor started In the clubs last
week that Colonel Michael Sheridan has as
pirations in that direction , but a careful in
vestigation failed to show any authority for
It. None of the candidates has any assur
ance from the iwvers that bo they will bo
appointed. President Harrison is well posted
as to the qualifications of the officers who
would like to bo adjutant-general , and while
ho will bo guided considerably by the rec
ords of each now on file in the war depart
ment , there exists no reason to suppose
that ho will make his selection from among
Indiana men who nro seeking appoint
ments to places located outside their native
state have , in a few instances , set up their
residence elsewhere than in Indiana. They
have , however , gained no advantage by this
manauivcro. The fact Is Indiana has re
ceived no moro appointments so far than
were given her by the last administration.
But siie bus been treated liberally and will
continue to receive liberal rewards. This
was expected. It is but commensurate with
the victory the republicans of the state won.
It may bo true that some republicans who
want places could get them if they lived in
other states. Tholr services nnd their merits
are recognized , but all the deserving republi
cans in Indiana cannot bo given offices.
Neither can they be in any other
states. But it does no good to lament the
condition , or to affect a residence elsewhere.
Indiana republicans can rose assured that
they do not stand prejudiced in any part of
Harrison's administration , and If they will
exorcise patience they will learn in time that
Judgement and Justice have controlled his
There will bo some very lively work In the
office of ( ho general superintendent of the
railway mall Ecrvlce , to-morrow and next
day. During the past forty-eight hours a
very largo list of appointments has been
made out , and in four instances out of flvo
men who were displaced under the last ad
ministration wcra reinstated. Quite a num
ber of republicans in congress came into
Washington to-day for the purpose of laying
siege upon Superintendent Bell to have ap
pointments made before day after to-morrow ,
after which the appointments will all bu nnulo
under the civil service rules and by competi
tive examination. It is the policy ol the ad
ministration to reinstate the men who were
displaced under President Cleveland in in
stances where the displaced officers wcro ef
ficient and moro capable than new men
rnoviPiNO rou ruinxns.
Vlco-Presidont Morton Is endeavoring to
have a brother-in-law , by the name of Lay.
who is a brother of his first wife , appointed
marshal of the District of Columbia. Thu
Lays have not lived In Washington for moro
than twulvo years , but they claim this city is
their residence. They are originally from
Washington. Another appointment the vice-
president is trying to secure is that tor
Aulieck Palmer , who wants to bo minister to
Greece. Palmer has lived abroad for twelve
years. Mr. Morton bus another brothor-m-
law'by the name of Grlnnell , in the consular
J. G. Gilmorc , Omaha , B. H. Sherman ,
Waterloo , and J. T. Curr , Dubuque , la. , are
Governor B. U. Sherman , of Illinois , Is at
Willard's. PUIIIV S. HEATH.
Children Jtiirncd to Ditnth.
W.uiiT.roN , Dak. , April 2S. A lire last Fri
day on the farm of Swon Moo , near hero ,
cuuHCil the death of his two young children ,
uged 0 and S yearn.
Killed FOP AhnsliiK Hl < AVifo.
LsAVENWoimr , Kan. , April 88. Uobert
Henderson ( colored ) to-night killed his step
father , Charles Bailey , because the latter
beat Henderson's ' mother ,
A Union Meeting of Hint Order Held
nt St. < ToHc ) h Ynntcrdny.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , April M. fSnaclal Tolo-
gratn.to Tun Bnn. ] A union meotlnp of the
Ordoi1 of Hallway Conductors was held In
this city to-day , from 10 n. m. to 2 p. m. ,
from 2 p. m. to 0 p. m. and from S p. m. to 10
p. m. There nro 240 divisions of the order
and forty-two were represented at yester
day's meeting , by 218 conductors. The fol
lowing were the officers of the meeting : J.
B. W. Jolinson , Cedar Haplds , la. , grand
chief conductor ; W. H. FaweotI , Pueblo ,
Colo. , assistant conductor ; U. Llddy , of the
St. Joseph division , secretary ! W. W. JolltT ,
Trenton division. No. 4'J , senior conductor ;
D. S. Capron , Horton , Knn. , division No.
220 , Junior conductor. The meeting was in
secret , nnd only delegates nnd members In
good standing wcro admit ted. The meeting
was for the purpose of ascertaining the views
of the members in the Missouri valley , re
garding various important matters that will
bo discussed before the meeting of the grand
division In Denver beginning May 14. The
principal subjects considered wcro license
legislation and the project of building at n
coatof at least $200,000 , n general headquar
ters for the order. In the past few years
the order has grown wonderluliy. It was
incorporated under the laws of Iowa for a
term of twenty years , nnd its oxpcnso for
rent In various parts of the country nro a
heavy item each year. It has been deter
mined that by building a general headquar
ters at some convenient point this expense
would bo saved and the building paid for In
the course of n few years , besides there
would bo a centralization of power that will
work n benefit to the order. The meeting
yesterday was In favor of Cedar Haplds , la. ,
as it place for erecting the headquarters.
Cedar Uaplds has offered ns an Inducement
a block of ground valued nt f40,000. Sioux
City is also an applicant , nnd guarantees the
interest at 0 per cent upon $200,000 each
year to the order if it Is selected as the head
quarters. The prevailing opinion is that the
offer of Cedar Kapids is the best of all , and
the delegates for the Missouri valley will
vote for Cedar Kapids in the grand division
meeting. The meeting : yesterday was en
tirely preliminary in its character , and had
for its object the discussion of the subjects
to come before the grand division , so as to
learn how the delegates from the Missouri
valley should cast their votes. The attend
ance was creator than had been expected.
At the close of the session St. Joseph
division No. 141 hold a meeting and elected
S. J. McDonald as its representative in
EQUAL TO TI1K EaiEllGEXOY.
How n Woman Prevented the Laying
of n Street Car Track.
NASHVILLE , Tenn. , April 23. [ Special
Telegram to Tun BCB. | A peculiar case oc
curred on West Broad street , in this city ,
to-day. Workmen on' the McGavock &
Mount Vernoc street railway were engaged
in extending the track of that road , and wcro
warned to desist by J. C. Lambert , in front
of whoso house the rend runs. Hofus ing to
comply , there came near being 11 light , and
Lambert repaired to a Justice's ofllco to
swear out warrants against the street car
men. While ho was absent Mrs. Lambert
determined that the track laying should
stop. She took a chair , and , placing it di
rectly across the line of the track , seated
herself und calmly commenced the perusal of
a newspaper. The workmen were knocked
out and telegraphed tolheadquarters for in
structions. The superintendent of the street
car line at once swore out n warrant , charg
ing Mrs. Dambcrt with obstructing the
public highway , and only when she saw the
oillcers approaching to sojrve the warrant did
she stop the perusal of Jior.paper and vacate
the fortress. Work was' at once resumed
and the track laid in a hurry to its comple
The Omaha Extension.
HAUTINQTON , Neb. , April 23. [ Special M
Tun BEE. ] The extension of the Hnrting-
branch of the Omaha road to Ynnkton from
this point would bo the best thing that could
happen the county so far OR railroad building
is concerned. It would , no doubt , bring
more actual settlers into the county , and
that is Just what we need at the present
time. A great many of our people arc afraid
it would injure Hartington , but there is no
doubt but they are laboring under a mis
taken idea of things. Hartington is the
county seat and there is no doubt that wo
will always hold it , for wo are located within
one-fourth of a milo of the center of the
county from every direction , and it is an old
established theory , and a true one , ' Do any
thing for the improvement of n county and
its capital will receive the benefit. " So it
will bo with us. Every dollar invested to
wards the improvement of Cedar county will
assist directly or indirectly the county seat.
True there will small toivns spring up be
tween hero nnd Yankton and a few general
stores be started , but this will bo a small
matter in comparison to the number of now
settlers that will cotno to the county , should
the road bo built , who would do the bulk of
their trading at , and shipping from this
point. The whole thing amounts to this wo
must have moro settlers if wo expect to in
crease our business , nnd nothing is as sura
to bring them as n good through line of rail-
rend , and If this line goes , Hartlngton will
reap her portion of the benefit.
The Stocktiiini Creamery.
STOCKHAM. Neb. , April 23. | Special to
Tim BEE. ] Regardless of booms and boom
ers , Stockham pursues the direct line to
prosperity. The putting in operation of a
fine creamery plant is the latest sign board
along the road. The ilrst shipment of butter
was made to-day , to nn enterprising Omaha
commission firm. The creamery has ten
teams on the road gathering cream , and the
prospects are very flattering for a profitable
business. The board of directors com
prise some of our most enterprising citizens ,
vlf. ; President , T. D. Evans ; vice-presi
dent , H. Mcsuer ; secretary , F. P. Corrick ;
treasurer , F. J. Sharp. These , with Mr.
Joseph Stockhnm , comprise the directory.
Alexander Wandall , a skillful creamery
man of eight years' experience , has charso ,
insuring a grade ot butter equal to the Pest.
Showers nnd MutHinonlul FlowerJ.
ST. PAUL. Nob.April 23. ( Special to
TUB BEE. | The recent' rains in this vicinity
have put the farmers in a very pleasant state
of mind , and work in the field Is being
pushed with a will , Business la town , as
a natural consequence , is at a low ebb.
The only event of ubto of the ween is the
marriage of Mr. D , TJ. Johnson to Miss C.
O. Corey , of this place , nt the residence of
H. W. Potter , on thb' morning of the 24th.
Mr , Johnson is a.rising young attorney of
St. Paul , and the bridu'ls serving her third
term as school sunorintcndont of Howard
county. Both in her ofllcial capacity and
her social position she has scores of friends ,
who unite In wishing the young couple
every Joy a long and Ijajipy life may bring.
rinrglury and Train pi nt Oxford.
Oxi'oiiP , Nob. , April 2S. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun BKE. ] The Jowolry'store of G.
C. Knowlton was entered by burglars last
night and robbed of watches and Jowclry to
the value of nearly 3100. Suspicion points
strongly to about a dozen tramps who came
to town lust night. Six of the vagabonds
were urrcsted , but three wcro afterward ro.
leased. The remaining three are still in
custody and will bo" given a preliminary
hearing to-morrow. If not convicted they
ivlll bo Ir.vltcd to leave town iuiaiudiatoly or
accept a coal of tar und feathers ut the
hands of un enraged populace.
lieroif no nnd Wliliky Consumed ,
BmiMt'iu , April " 23. The American ship
Hichard P. Buck , from Philadelphia for Sun
Francisco , before rctmrtod bore in distress ,
was discovered to bo on lira April 10 , owing
to tlioinllummublo nature of u largo portion of
the cargo kerosene , whisky , etc. The ship
soon burned to thu water's eago. It is roughly
estimated that the vessel and cargo repre
sented half a million dollars.
GOTHAM'S ' GORGEOUS ROBES ,
A Lavish Display of Patriotic Bunt
ing All Along the Line ,
GILDED EAGLES PERCHED HIGH ,
While tiic llnwlcq lloost tow For the
Multitude Statues and Stream
ers Give n Ccntciinlnl Tone
to the Metropolis.
NEW YOIIK , April 23. The Sabbath day
was broken by the sound of hammers all
along the line of march of the great centen
nial parade , to-day. The rains ol the past
two days had put a stop to all work of dcco
ration , nnd whec the clouds began to break
away work was resumed without a moment's
loss of time. The chief interest seems to
center at Washington square , nt the end of
Fifth avenue , where the first great arch
stretches from curb to curb. The arch is
built entirely of wood , nnd is ornamented
with n fringe of garlands and laurel wreaths
in papier macho. It Is ivory whlto and is
surmounted by a carved wood statue of
Washington , ten tcet high. This is the
Htatuo that is said to have been first erected on
the battery In 1702. At the foot of the statue is
n largo trophy of national Hags , and from
four corners of the arch streamers arc ex
tended to the corners of the neighboring resi
dences. Four large trophies of Hags tire on
each side , nnd upon either keystone nro
perched line specimens of American eagle.
The nrch has also been fitted with colored
electric lights , nnd nt night it will present a
most beautiful appearance.
The First Presbyterian church , between
Eleventh nnd Twelfth streets , has boon util
ized for an immense stand , nnd the Presby
terian building on the ether side of the wuy
presents n very brilliant Iront.
Up at the corner of Fourteenth street , the
Grnud uraiory first attracts attention ,
with n trophy of flogs over each window
and a ilag draped on every sill. The largo
Hanover apartment house on the corner of
Fifteenth street is handsomely decor.itcd.
At the corner of Twenty-first street the
South Ueformcd church yard is filled with
stands. The union club is beautifully decor
Nothing was done to-day towards the com
pletion of the decoration of the urch at
twenty third street , but it is said four hours
will sufllco to transform it from its heavy
ram-soaked appearance into n veritable pic
ture of lightness and lifo. Looking through
the nrch , one first sees four golden eagles in
the midst of trophies of flags that surmount
each window on the corner of the Albomarlo
hotel. The same idea has been carried out
in the ornamentation of the Uroadway and
Twenty-fourth street sides of the hotel , and
Is very pretty. The Hodman house people
have been lavish in the expenditure of
money and talent.
Private houses innumerable nnd many of
the club houses on Fifth avenue uro also
handsomely decorated , while others will be
Such crowus as were on the streets to-day
wcro never seen before in New Yoric on
Sunday. Fifth avcnuo and Madison square
were almost impassable , while Lower 13road-
way and Wall street were packed. The
crowd was drawn to Wall street nnd vicin
ity to view the scene of decorations of the
now sub-treasury nnd custom house.
To-night the flnishiner touches are being
put on the pier at the foot of Wall street ,
whore the president will land to-morrow. It
is pier No. 10 , East rivor. The pier is 450
feet long and is divided into two apart
ments by means of two largo curtains sus
pended from beams. The part lacing the
river will bo decorated only witli a largo
American Hag on the roof. That part of the
pier facing South street Is covered with ,
decorations. Over ono hundred largo Amer
ican liags are draped over it , supported by
the coats of arms of the various states , and
numberless streamers arc hung from every
point. A float is arranged for the presiden
tial party to land. It is covered with a car
pet and concealed at the sides with bunting.
Extending from piers 10 and 17 were strung
two lines of streamers. Sixty Ji.igs and
many streamers decorated tlio roof of the
pier. The decoration of the city hall has
also been finished to-night.
.The Sabbath was not observed among the
craft on the rivers to-day. Everything was
being put into ship-shape for to-morrow.
Many steamers already had tholr bunting
flyincr , nnd OH all the work of overhauling
decorations in readiness for the early morn-
injr hours was being pushed rapidly.
The President's Train.
WASHINGTON. April 23. About 5 o'clock
this afternoon a macniflcently appointed
train of ten cars pulled un at the siding at
South street , Just outside the Pennsylvania
railroad station. It was the , train to bear
the president and party to Now York to at
tend the centennial celebration. It
was soon surrounded by Sunday
sight-seers. The cars form the most
gorgeous and best appointed train ever
run in America or in the world. They nro
lighted by electricity , heated by steam , and
nro fitted up with every appliance that lux
ury could desire.
The committee to escort the president
came from New York to-day and called on
the president , the diplomatic corpi and other
high officers. The train w.ts drawn up in-
sldo the yard ea.-ly in the evening to await
the arrival of the guests. Lieu
tenant Mason and Mrs. Mason wcro
the first to arrive. Justice Ulatchford ,
Justice Field and Chief Justice Fuller came
down about 10 o'clock , It was twenty min
utes to 11 when the president and party
passed through thq gates. There was quite
a crowd gathered in the station , but way
was quickly made und the party passed
quietly into the car reserved for it. The
president went through all the curs and
then came back to No. lit ) , where ho seated
The other cars were sot apart for newspa
per correspondents who accompany the party ,
Chlof-Justlco Fuller und wife. .Justice Ulatch-
ford , Justice Field , Justice Strong , Secretary
\Vindom nnd family , Walker liliuno and the
Misses Margaret and Harriet lilalno , Secre
tory Husk und family , Lieut. Mason and Mrs.
Mason , and Col. Harr of the war department ,
members of the inaugural reception , commit
tee , I'rivato Secretary Halford , Col. Wilson ,
Lieut. Mason , Henry W , Haymond and Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Halford. The president und
his immediate family and guests occupied car
Secretary Hlatno was not ono of the party.
The attack of lumbago , from which ho has
been suffering , did not yield as readily to
treatment as had been expected , and ho do-
elded to abandon the trip. The blinds of the
president's car wore drawn , and there was
quite u little social gathering in it whlto
they waited for the time to start ,
which In deference to the pretii-
ucnt's antipathy f6r Sunday traveling ,
had been fixed at 12:10 : o'clock. It was sub
sequently determined to delay the departure
of the train until 1 o'clock , and shortly after
midnight the blinds of the presidents car
wore drawn fust and the party retired for
the night. Promptly at 1 o'clock the cry
"All aboard , " rang out , the tram men sprung
to their places , und the long train slowly
steamed out of the station ,
JrH Mollies Ccntoiuilitl Sorvloew.
Dns MOIXKX , In. , April 28. [ Special to
Tin : Uii : : . ] lies Molues began its colobra
lion ot Washington * centennial Tudsday.
At Grace Hplncopal church there was n
repetition subnantilly of the same sorvlco
that was conducted in old St. Paul's church ,
New York , where thollrnt president und his
staff went for worship immediately after his
formal * inauguration ut the city hall , ono
hundred years ago. Bishop Perry , who Is
the Episcopal bishop for the dloccso of Iowa ,
has taken grcst Interest In having an appro
priate roliglou * observance of this centen
nial and ho has yreparod u special service
which reproduces i\s closely as possible the
sorvlco which Washington attended on the
day of his Inauguration In Now York. Dr.
Van Antwerp , rector of Grace church hero ,
followed that service to-day. The sorvlco To
Ucum was sung to-day as it was sung then ,
and this was followed by a historical sketch
of the scenes of 17b'J ' , by the rector. A
notable feature of the service was the
presence of Crocker Post G. A. K. , the
largest Grand Army post in Iowa. They
nmrchcd to the church In u body , nnd added
to the patriotic Imprcsslvcneso of the oc
casion , .SSI
TrilJ OM3AUANU12 UI3COUD.
The Financial Transactions of the
HOSTOJ ? , Mass. , April 23. [ Special Tclo-
ernm to Tun llr.K.J The following table ,
compiled from dlsp.Uches to the Post from
the managers of the lending clearing-houses
of the United States , shows the gross exchanges -
changes for the week ended April 27 , ISS'J ' ,
with rates per cent of increase or decrease
as compared with the amounts for the cor
responding week in 1SS3 :
* Not Included in totals ; no clearing houses a
tliuso points hist year.
. KIUICII\M :
Mr. Ilillnmn Yields to the Kntrc.-UlcH
of llor FriciulH.
CHICAGO.April 23. fSnccial Telegram to
Tin : Ucc.1 A largo crowd was present in
Justice White's division of the armory po
lice court to-day when the case of Mrs.
Jennie Kirkham , accused of shoplifting , was
called. Mrs. ICirkhutn's husband , Hev. T.
M. KirUham , pastor of the Christian church
nt Thirty-seventh street nnd Indiana avenue ,
supported the defendant , who was heavily
veiled. The manager of the Boston store ,
Mr. Ilillman , who had caused Mrs. Kirlc-
hain's arrest , said thai he did not care to
prosecute ; that friends 01 the prisoner had
decided that she was insane ut the time the
theft was committed , and under the circum
stances all had agreed that it was better to
drop the matter , The detective ) who made
the arrest came forward and said : "I do
not desire to push this prosecution , but I do
wish it distinctly understood that the odium
cast upon us as police officersby these
church people is entirely wronp.Ve did
not maiio a mistake in making tno
arrest. The woman has practically ad
mitted that she took the articles. " After a
slight wordy war beteen the oflieer and Mrs.
Kirkham's attorney , Justice White dis
missed the case. Mr. Ilillman stated to a
reporter that Mrs. Kirkham's ' name ia at
tached to a sworn paper now in possession
of the proprietors of the Boston store , in
which she makes affidavit that she was tem
porarily insane at the time she took the
articles , and that the police made no mis
take in arresting her ; also dclaring that she
will not institute action for damages against
the owners of the store in which the episode
occurred. Justice White said. "There is
no doubt in my mind as to the lady's truilt.
I believe nlio took those articles and is
now escaping what I should call
her punishment. You see that 1 ,
acting ns a magistrate , have
no power to do anything , when an agree
ment has been made , except when the agree
ment couples with it the charge of com
pounding felony. It is hotter to act chari
tably in a case like this. All things were
considered. The lady is well connected and
holds n high place in Society , bhe had her
weakness und gave way to it. liather than
trample her name in the dirt ana post her all
over the world us a common shoplifter , the
effort was made to Induce the firm to drop
the prosecution. I think this method of set
tling cases , of whatsoever kind , very dis
reputable ; but when it is done in this way
wo uro powerless to act. Already I think
Mrs. Kirkham has suffered infinitely more
than a common shoplifter who is held to the
grand Jury and sentenced to n term in the
Cow Trains in Iowa.
Cois , la. , April 2S. [ Special to TUB BKE. ]
Wo have very little accommodation on
this branch of the Burlington. The com
pany took off the only passenger train it had
on this branch some three weeks since , and-
wo have no passenger or mail accommoda
tion nt all to speak of , nothing but a mixed
train , and I am told it has no time card to
run on , and there is but ono car to haul the
passengers , baggage , mail und express. Our
postmaster says ho docs not know when to
make up the mall in order to get it to the
train , but was told that if ho had it thorn by
(1 ( p. in. it would bo all O. K. Some days the
train nulls in at 5iiO : p. in. and pulls out at
once without the mall The citizens think
that the company ought to have a time card
to run un , so that they could got the malls oil
without twenty-four hours' delay. But most
of the complaints are among the traveling
men who have to travel uuu sell goods on Iho
OAKI.VSD , la. , April 2S. ( Special to Tun
Bui : . | The people hero are indignant be
cause the branch train pulls out from Ayoca
when the western train Is In sight , and does
not bring the mall , The people here tlilnlc It
Is a needless piece of spite work.
'J ho Northwestern Hniuulnry.
QIT.IIKC , April 27.Tho Quebco govern
ment has served a protest on the federal
government against any settlement of the
northern and northwestern boundary ques
tion with Ontario without its consent and
without the question being bottled with Quo-
bee ut the same time.
A Thiiinper'H liim llnnnd ,
SAN FUANUSCO , April 28. Tom Avery , a
wcli U i ( .Mil local prize fighter , fell dead as
night , In the ring , during an exhibition upar
with Kd CalTu , at the Crcinornu theater.
Physicians said death was duo to heart fail
ure caused by over-exertion. Caffu was arrested -
A Xtthrafclcii llorniiinnn'H PurchasetJ
LOUISVIU.I : . Ky. , April 23. [ Special Telegram -
gram to THE Biu. : ] A. S. Patrick , of f.Jrand
Island , Nub , , ban bought the buy hoi HO
Lyman , by WalBlngham , dura by Messenger
Duroo ; nlbo the bay horeu AlceUa. by Amber ,
duiu by Cblckauiuugo.
Hungry Homosookors Looking
GENERAL WEAVER WELL FIXED.
The Doughty lown Wnrrlor Stood la
With thn IliiiK nnd Located ix
OKI.UIOMA CITV , Oklahoma , April 23.
[ Special Telegram to Tnr. Br.i : . ] Pretty
much the same condition of affairs exist hero
ns nt Qtithrio so far ns concerns the location
of lauds. Every quarter section and every
desirable lot is claimed by two or moro
parties , and people who would not steal any
thing else will take a lot if given half a
chance. There Is considerable claim Jump
ing , but It is generally done very unlctlv , and
the Ilrst Intimation ono has that his claim la
in jeopardy is when ho sees n man putting up
n tent or n house on it or sitting there with ,
it Winchester across his lap. The best plccu
of property hero Is owned by General
Weaver , the great greenback apostle of lownv
Ho took up a quatter section In the best part
of the camp , nnd if Oklahoma City over
amounti ! to anything he will be well fixed ,
Ho stood in with the officials and
got his choice of laud before the
common herd were permitted to enter
the forolddon territory , A number of squat
ters uro claiming town lots on Weaver's
quarter section , but the opinion prevails that
these who located quarter sections In the
Oklahoma towns before the town sites were
located them will be sustained , for they all
stand In with the olllclals. Oklahoma City
Is building up rapidly , although people nro
leaving dally. About four hundred left to. , 'AP
day. Some wcro unable to got lots and
others had sold their claims to the boomers s1 ;
who have confidence in the placo. Some
plowing bus already been done in this neigh
borhood , and the settlers seem determined
to cultivate their lands , but owing to the un-
ccrtulntv of titles the buildings are all plain.
wooden structures of the cheapest material.
Many persons who failed to to get land hero
are heading for the Cherokee strip. It Is. m
genor.tlly understood that Captain Couch ,
the veteran boomer , Is nt the head of tha
scheme for settling the strip , nnd expects to ,
build up a sentiment in favor of this move
ment that the government will bo forced to ,
yield to. It is said that General Murrltt has ,
already issued orders to his various post
commanders to remove all intruders from
the strip , but so great is the confidence in the
curly opening of the country that home-
seekers are willing to take their chances. I
POXCA , I. T. , April 23. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Bui : . ] Hundreds of disappointed
boomers , who failed to get land in Okla
homa , are settling hereabouts in the Chero
kee strip. For the past , three days there
tins been almost a constant string of covered
wagons returning from Guthrlo , Oklahoma
City and other points In the territory , and ,
about half of them go through the strip , but ,
others squat here , und they will- remain
until the country is open to settlement.
These men are hunting homes , nnd consider
it unfair that the cattlemen should control
these 0,000,000'ucres in the Cherokee strip ,
while they are seeking only a few acres each
for a homestead. The United States troups.
uro not molesting these squatters , but the
cattlemen who linvo the hinds leased nro
becoming uneasy , and will endeavor
to have all settlers removed across
the line. Every train passing through hero
going north is loaded down with people re
turning from Oklahoma. Many of them are
very bitter against the deputy marshals. i
whom they charge with having located all
of the best land in the territory , thereby de
priving .loncst homesteaders of their Just ,
rights. United States Marshal Needles nnd
Kegister Dillo are severely denounced for-
permitting these frauds by tholr employes.
By some It Is charged that they got n share
of the spoils. On reaching- station hero
thirsty people crowded around the well at
the section house hi search of water. The
trains on the Santa Fo do not attempt to
carry water enough for the thousands ot $
travelers to drink , and in this dry and dusty
country there IB much suffering. Eight car
loads of ox-boomers passud through on the
train to-day , returning from Guthrlo and
Oklahoma City , and they report moro ready
to follow. The stampede out of Oklahoma
is almost us great now as the rush to that
country was a week ago.
TWO FOOJjS WITH GUNS.
A Duel AVhloh Slightly Disfigured a
Wir.Kr.siiAuui ! , Pa. , April 28.--fSpecinl
Telegram to TUB BUB. 1 James Daniels and.
Phillip Dillon , young men of Plymouth ,
about twenty-three years of ago , fought a
duel yesterday. They were duck-shooting
on the river bank above Plymouth. Each
carried an old-fashioned army musket ,
loaded with heavy duck shot. A dispute ,
arose relative to a young ludy , whom both
admired. Dillon challenged Daniels , who
suggested a duel with guun at seventy-five )
yards. Dillon agreed , and stood utill whllo
Daniels paced oil sovonty-llvo yards. Thou
ho turned round and raised his gun. "Aro
you ready , " ho called. "Let her go , " re
plied Dillon , and the two guns rang out.
Dillon fell , Daniels was unhurt. He ran u
and found the shot had taken effect in tha
head ud face. Dillon's right hand was badly
lacerated und seven shot struck his face , al
though no very serious injury was dono.
Daniel * took Dlllnn to a surgeon , who ox
tractcd the filial nnd dressed the wounds.
MK IN IT.
The UrndcnlmrKH In Scnroh of a
S. C. , April 28. fSpecInl
Telegram to TUB BKI : . ] M'he heirs o. ' Jacob
Brodenburg have undertaken to recovou
property In Berlin worth $ K > , OOiJ,0'JO ' , Jacob
Bradcnburg wns a prosperous merchant la
Berlin a century ago , and was accused of
treason , His enemies made a case against
him so strong that , /caring ; conviction , ha
fled , abandoning nearly all his property. Ho
came tOjAmerica r.nd settled with the Dutch
In Lexington comity , South Carolina , where
his heirs now reside. Some descendants in *
torosted in the reputation of the family have
investigated the charges brought against
him , and have also hunted up the property
forfeited by Ilight. They claim they have-
secured evidence that will vindicate the
original Brandenburg of treason , and the
real estate un forfeited is held by thu Gor
man f.'ovonuncnt fur public purposes. Tha
it-cord of securities Is clear aim complete.
Colonel W. W. Brooker , of Edge-Held , has
been retained as leadinu' counsel for tba
claimants. After consulting with the Gorl '
man minister at Washington , lirookcr will
proceed to llerlin , where ho will try to taku
pj.4giS3lcm ! of the property ,
A Boruinhlo for Dry
KANSAS On v , April 23.At Chelsea park
this afternoon the bridge across the artificial
lake Riivn way and pri-cip'tatod ' about
seventy-live persons Into tovon fcotof water.
Most of them scrambled out or were os
filstod to thu Bhnre mure frightened than
hurt , but llftvuit wre Injured , fcur of them
A DlHithtroiiH Mountain Flro.
Liwwt'uf ! , W. Va. , April : J' , 'Jrc < w
JJrler mountains , near the Green Brier
White Sulphur springs , nro a nines of C.ra ,
and milllot'B of foot of valuable hard Umber
have been cons'Jinoil ' , wilii tens of thousands
of ralU anil ether property , TLo lire It b h >
youd osr.trol , tud ir.im bum iuoll out ,
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