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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE STOTOAY , MAY 12. 1889-SIXTEEIsr PAGES.
DR , CRONIN SEEN inOROSTfl
An Acquaintance Olnlma Ho Saw
* Him Thoro.
THEY STILL BELIEVE HIM TRUE.
Friends In Chicago Hold An In
dignation Mooting and Declare Ho
Una licon Mnrilorctl "Wood-
rufTs Theory Weakening.
ConflloilfiK Stories Multiply.
Tones , Ont. , May 11. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB Bun. ] The Chicago detectives
can give up tbolr search for the body of tbo
inlsstng Dr. Cronln. The doctor was In Toronto -
ronto nnd was spoken to by a man who know
him Intimately. Shortly after 10 o'clock In
the morning , ns Charles Long , a former Chi-
cngoan , but for some months a resident of
this city , of which ho Is a native , wns walkIng -
Ing down the street , ho saw In front of the
Arcade the well known figure ot Cronln.
With tbo latter was a stranger ; nrann of mo-
diutn sire , wearing n full board and dressed
lu a dark business suit. Cronln was the fam-
lly physician of Long whllo ho lived In Chi
cago. Orontly surprised , Long extended his
band nnd said : "Why , how nro you , doc
tor } What nro you doing hero ! "
Cronin Involuntarily lifted his hand nnd
inld : "Howd , " then suddenly dropped
his hand by his side and said brusquely :
"My dear sir , you bavo the advantage of
"What do you meant" said Lqng , "You
know mo well enough. "
"My dear sir , " rejoined the doctor. " 1
don't ' know you nnd If you speak to uio ngnln
I shall call a policeman nnd have you ar
Long saw that Cronln was determined not
to admit hlsldontltv , and did not reply ; and
the doctor and companion pasted on. Long
concluded that Cronln would not remain in
Toronto long after being rcoognizodand wont
at once himself to the union depot. After
waiting about an hour ho saw a carriage drive
up with the doctor , his unknown friend and a
young and stylishly attired woman , whom
Long describes as having a pleasant and at
tractive face , with the air-and bearing of an
American. Tha doctor's companion wont to
the ticket ofllcos nnd purchased thrco tickets ,
and the trio boarded the 13:30 : train with
tickets for Suspension Bridge. Tno party did
not leuvo the train at the bridge , but pro
ceeded on their way oa it , probably to Now
York. A search at nil the hotels failed to reveal -
veal where Cronlu stopped while m the city.
At the Rossln house , however , a guest an
swering perfectly his description took dinner
Thursday. IIo declined to register , but paid
for a dinner In advance , and immediately
dining loft tbo houso. It Is not known that
Cronln has any relatives iu the city but
his mother-in-law and nephew live at St.
Catherines , a few miles away.
Chief Detective Elliott says ho has located
the men King and Falrburn , who wont with
Woodruff In the wagon whloh carried the
woman's remains to Lincoln park , and that
bo can put his bauds on thorn whenever he
The police who dragged the ponds in Lin
coln park for the mutilated remains of the
woman , with whoso death the mysterious dis
appearance of Dr. Cronin is supposed to bo
connected , found nothing.
Investigation this morning dovolopcs the
fact that the girl Alice Vlllavaso , whoso body
was supposed to bo the ono taken from the
barn and carried to Lincoln park iu the
trunk , Is still allvo.
AV11AT HIS FIIIENDS SAT.
There wns n quiet gathering In ono of the
club rooms of the Grand Pacific hotel this
afternoon of a number of representatives of
the Irish societies of the city. For a time
the object of the meeting was concealed , but
as the assembly grew in numbers the sent ! *
ment became more outspoken , and before the
meeting wns called to order many were
loudly condemning what they termed the
murder of Dr. Cronln. It was a
mooting called during the , morning
by John F. Scanlan to take some action con
cerning Dr. Cronln's disappearance. There
was no mistaking the fooling of the meeting.
That the doctor had disappeared through the
influence or work of the enemies of the Irish
cause , was assumed. Nearly all the speeches
wore made on this basis , nnd the people
who were present say , that nothing that can
bo done will be loft unuono In unraveling
the mystery of his disappearance. One
man said , before the meeting was called
to order , that all the dispatches from
different points , stating that the
doctor had been seen In ono plnco and In an
other are part of a deep laid scheme of his
enemies to withdraw attention from Chicago.
Ho said also :
"Not only do I bollovo Dr. C ron in dead or
olive never lolt Chicago , but I believe there
are so many Implicated In his disappearance
that it cannot long remain a mystery.
John F. Scanlan , in opening the meeting ,
said no had a dispatch from'Philadelphia
urging that immcduvto action bo taken , and
offering , if necossnry , $10,000. Other offers
of money had been received.
Chairman Hurley spoke pretty frqoly In
regard to some prominent Irish-Americans ,
who had been invited to the mooting- , but
who bad not como.
Father Toomoy , a Catholic priest from
Polo , 111. , said no ono must put any depend
ence In the newspapers. Ilo believed the
police nnd the newspapers are working in
conjunction in this matter. The newspapers
give but one sldo of the story.
A gentleman from Indianapolis , whoso
name could not bo learned , asserted Ins
positive belief that Cronln is dead and
Durlcd , and passionately urged vigorous
action. Judge Mynes and John F. Scunlan
said on investigation should bo instituted at
Chairman Hurley said : "Whatever may
have been Cronln's fate , let It bo said that
his friends spent $100COO , if necessary , to find
out whether ho was true or false. "
Colonel W. P. Rend , the well-known coal
operator , was elected treasurer of the fund
proposed to bo raised. A committee of ten
prominent Irish-Americans was selected to
begin at once a thorough investigation into
the mystery of Dr. Crouln's disappearance ,
the search to bo conducted iu any manner
the committee may elect.
NOT so SUIIK.
Tlio assurance of the authorities last night ,
that the story of youim Woodruff , about thu
trunk with a body In it , cleared up tbo mystery >
tory of tbo disappearance of Dr. Cronln , has
received a set-back , to-day. Their suppo
sition is that the mysterious person , whom
woodruff hoard called "Doc "
, was only a
theory , based principally on Woodruffs be
lief , tha ho resembled the misslnpr doctor.
The lattor's friends scout the idea tha Cro
nlu was the man or that ho could bo con
nected with such a case , as the police sup
posed it to bo. They say the charge does
him a great wrong , and most of
thorn uro still convinced he is
dead tha victim of some plot.
Woodruff was subjected to a severe exami
nation Dgoln'to-day by a number of officers ,
but his story was not materially shaken.
Tbo police ofllcials are Inclined to bo divided
in their beliefs , some of them thinking that
the mysterious "Doc" was Cronln , while the
nmfonty think Woodruff is mistaken. Tlioy
also-Incllno to think that Woodruff is keep-
lug something back which may bo import
ant. Ono thing U very certain , und that is ,
that up to a lute hour this evening the police
have been unable to find the slightest trnca
of the body wnlch Woodruff says
ho loft with King and Falrburn
la Lincoln park , and the latter
are also still missing. The police , however ,
are confident they can place bauds on them
m a day or so. Captain Schaak , who is conducting -
ducting tha search on the North side , says
Woodruff's ttory appears to bo i > orfcctly
Ualgut , but thut ho thinks there U some ,
thing else behind it. The captain doubts if
Hie matter has any connection with Croulu's
I disappearance , but would give a good deal to
got hold of tno body whloh was in the trunk.
He Is also veryungry vritli the ConUllus ,
With whom Dr. Cronln resided. They say tbo
application of Woodruff's ' story to Dr. Cronlns
case U millclous and reiterate their
conviction that the doctor is dead murdered
bysomd enemy. This is all they will say ,
fcnaBcuuckeau&ot obtain from thorn ouo
lota of the Information of which ho saya they
must have it fund , The friends of .Cronln
plnco no reliance In. the atory f rotn Toronto ,
of the dcctor being ; neon there by Charles
Long , formerly of Chicago. They any It
can't ' bo true ; that It's simply a "Xascott"
The Horn I'nlm Troubles.
FHKMONT , Nob. , May 11. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BBH. ] Governor Thayer was
in Fremont , this nftornoon , on his return
from his trip with the state board of assess
ment , on their tour over the Fremont , Elkhorn -
horn & Missouri Valley railroad , Ho [ .topped
off , on Thursday evening , at Alnsvvorth ,
whpro ho found a team waiting , and was
driven that night t wen tv-flvo miles to Spring-
view , whore he wont to Inquire Into the matters -
tors concerning the Kcyn Palm county cattle
stealing. Hd said ho addressed n big public
out-door meeting tit Springvlow , yesterday
afternoon , there being 1,000 people present
from nil parts of the county. Ho explained
the law In th6 case , and said it must bo en
forced , but that ho would not send troops
unless called for by the sheriff of the county.
Tli ojo present voted , almost unanimously , to
lot bygones bo bygones , if cattle nnd horso-
stealing censes for the future. The governor
thinks the trouble will conso. Ho urns highly
impressed with the country nnd the char
acter of the citizens of that seetjon , and Is
hopeful that the unruly clement will subside ,
Another 1'ub. Kiinu. In Beatrice.
BBATIHCE , Nob. , May 11. [ Special to Tun
Bnn.J Next Tuesday evening Mayor ICrot-
slneor will present the nnmo of E. C. Salis
bury to the council for water commissioner.
This office is now hold W. A. Wngnor , who
is also city clork. A recent ordinance sepa
rates these onices. Mr. Wngncr has tendered
his resignation ns city clerk , nnd Is a candi
date also for appointment ns water vonunls-
ralssioner. The mayor says ho thinks It
would bo for tbo host Interests of the city to
muko u change , und thinks Mr. Salisbury the
right man for the place. This onico pays
$1,000 nor year , nnd the clerkship WOO. The
council have laid the resignation of Mr.
Wagner on the table for the present.
Murder Trial Bcjun.
MADISON , Nob. , May 11. [ Special Tolo-
gramtoTiiu BKC.J Thecaso of the state
vs. Soulier nnd Boru , for the shooting of
Dr. Kelley , superintendent of the asylum at
Norfolk , was called to-day at 10:30. The
state was assisted by Hayes , of Norfolk , nnd
Estcllc , of Omaha. The cousol for the de
fense are Allen , Robinson and Rood , of
Madison. A largo crowd was In attendance
to-dny. A friction in the legal machinery
was created by the counsel for tbo defense.
trying to obtain from Dr. Husson certain
evidence regarding Dr. Kelley and Gov
ernor Thayer , but the objections of the state
wore sustained by the court. The court
then adjourned till Monday.
licenses Granted lu IlolclroRO.
HoLuitnoB , Nob. , May 11. [ Special to
TUB BEC.J The four saloon licenses in this
place expired the last day of April. The ap
plications for now ones were each ai-com-
panicd with a remonstrance. The city
council , for the past week , bus hold nichtlv
sessions to hoar the cases. Nearly nil of the
Inwyors iu the plnco have been employed bv
tbo two sides. The matter has been com
promised by the withdrawal of the remon
strances. Licenses have been issued to the
saloons that were runniug during the past
year , in addition to four druggists' permits
Gored by n. Bull.
BENKLEMAN , Neb. , May 11. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BKE.J William Bloom , aged
twenty-three , livingsomo lifteen miles south
west of this place , was gored in a tcrriblo
manner by a ferocious bull. The nnlmul
came nt him when his back was turned , run
ning Its horn through his thigh ; then throw
ing him in the air the animal caught him in
such a ninnnor as to disembowel him. The
bull kept tossing him about , as a cat would a
mouse , for about fifteen minutes , when ho
was rescued. Drs. Muplo nnd Reed wore in
attendance , nnd report but little hopes of his
. Staking tlio Sioux .Reservation.
NioniiAiu , Neb. , May 10. [ Special to Tin :
BEC. ] The settlers who have taken posses
sion of some of the select lands in the Sioux
reservation opposite hero remain undis
turbed , and others wfll run the risk of stak
ing out claims. This town is made the trad
ing point in oonsequonco of the largo com
bination bridco built over the Niobrara
river u few years since by the government at
a cost of $12,000 , the crossing being danger
ous to lifo and property when forded. It Is
the only crossing on the Niobrara river until
Fort Niobraru is reached.
Mulcting the Kail roads.
NELSON , Nob. , May 11. [ Special to TUB
Bun. ] The term of the district court Just
adjourned has been marked by the trial of
Qv.o railroad cases , in each case the roads
having to pay considerable damages. In ouo
cnso only ? 100 damage was assessed , where a
wan was killed , it is claimed , through the
negligence of the company. This case will
bo appealed. It is said that the railroads
will hereafter bo apt to lot Nuckolls county
Gave the Game to the Athletics.
CINCINNATI , May 11. At n meeting of the
board of directors of the American associa
tion , this afternoon , it wns decided , after
hearing the evidence , that at the game played
at Ridgowood , N , Y. . last Sunday , between
the Athletics and Brooklyn , the umplro
erred In deciding the game a draw , and the
board reversed the decision and gave the
game to the Athletics by n score of nine to
Churoh-BuUdinK In Sewnrrt.
SKWAIID , Nob. , May 11. [ Special to TUB
BEB. ] The Methodists are agitating the
question of building a now church nt a
cost of about $15,000. They have been
soliciting aid from everybody , Infidel and
Christian , and about $5,000 is pledged. A
resolution passed a short time ago bv the W.
C. T. U. to boycott all those who sfgncd the
saloon application for license is making some
people rather slow iu subscribing.
A Merchant Undnr Arrest.
FAIKUUKT , Neb. , May 11. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB BEE. ] Jacob Nickolloff , of
Steele CiU't was arrested to-day at the in-
stuuco of King Bros. , of Chicago. Ho is
charged with obtaining goods under fatso
pretenses. His trial occurs Tuesday. His
stock of goods has been taken by It. L. Mc
Donald & Co. , of St. Joseph , under a chattel
Atkinson Basn Ball lain.
ATKINSON , Nob. , May 10 , [ Special to Tnu
BKK. ] Atkinson , this week , formed a base
ball association with a paid up capital of
8COO. The olub has DOOII reorganized with
the addition of several strong players , and
will certainly make it interesting for some
of the so-callea "crack clubs" ot North
A Dlnzo In Atklnnan.
ATKINSON , Nob. , May 11. [ Special to
Tun BKK.J Tbo first flro this plqco has had
for throe years , and the second during Its
existence , occurred yesterday In the burning
of a line bum belonging to II. J. Armholt.
Several head of hogs wcro cremated , but the
rest of the stock was rescued. The adjoin
ing buildings were saved with difficulty.
A Petty Prosecution.
GUAVT , Neb. , May 1L [ Special Telegram
to TUB BEE. J There is a good _ deal of public
feeling hero over whut seems to bo a mali
cious prosecution. Dr. Cooper was arrested
for the that t of seven ears of corn , valued * t
1 vent. The doctor was acquitted after a
tedious trial , but the case costs the county
. Thrown Krom a Bugcy ,
ALIIION , Neb. , May 11. [ SpecialTelegram
toTiiK BBK. ] Mrs. J. L. Rumble wa thrown
from u buggy this afternoon and picked up
in an unccntctooa condition. It u feared her
injurl * will provo fetal.
MR , HUSTON TARES THE OATH
The Now United States Treasurer
Eutors Upon HiB Dutloa.
OMAHA POSTOFFICE SITE.
It In Still Wrapped liOMjrstcry It Is
Thought HooRuvolt Will Accent
the Olvll Commission ,
' WASITIUOTON BuiiKAtt , Tnn OMAHA. Bnn , )
B13 FouiiTKKNTit STIIBIIT. >
WASHINGTON , D. O. , May 11. )
Hon. James N. H us top took tlio onth of
treasurer of the United States , at 1mlf past 3
o'clcck , this nftornoou. This was the celo-
brntlou ot the fortieth anniversary of his
birthday. Ho Immodtatoly nnmod Qcorgo
W. Uobortson , of Mount Vernon , Ind. , as his
rcprcsontatlvo In tbo count ot the cash on
hand , and n representative of the depart
ment , A. T. Huntlngton , chlof of the divis
ion of loans and currency , wns also named.
The treasurer had on bund when ho opened
business , this morning , § 101,071,070 In cash.
A& soon as the doors to the cashier's room
were closed , at 2 o'clock , and the public shut
out , the representatives named entered and
assumed chili-go , and begun to count the cash.
It will tnko from four to six weeks to com
plete the work. Immediately after Mr.
Huston took tbo oath bo repaired to his
onico on the first Hooton the north side of
the treasury building , and a largo force of
employes lllcd in and were Introduced to
Till ! I'OSTOFFICK SITU.
A brief of tbo Omaha public building stto
ease is being prepared In the onico of the su
pervising architect of thn treasury , to bo
presented to Secretary Wlndom on next
Tuesday. A decision may well bo expected
within a day or two thereafter. The secre
tary s.iys ho has not attempted to got at , the
real merits or the case , as It appears on pa
per , and refuses to say what ho thinks ot It.
Architect Wlndrlin and Assistant Secretary
Batchcllor nro also non-committal , and no
ono can got the least inkling as to what the
outcome will bo.
Theodore Roosevelt has telegraphed from
Now York that ho will arrive on Mommy.
It is assumed that ho will accept the appoint
ment on tbo civil- service commission , and
that there will Immediately follow a resigna
tion. It is generally buliovcd that Mr.
Lyman will not bo retained on the board
longer than is necessary to perfect a com
plete reorganization of the commission and
the various branches of its service , and In
struct the now commissioners and their as
sistants In their duties. A good deal of now
work has been brought upon the commis
sion by the inclusion of the roilwav mail scr-
vice in the civil service Hut , and the em
ployes nro kept very busy at ranging the now
order of examinations.
HOT wi ; ATI i nit.
Notwithstanding the terrific storms , the
intensely hot weather continued to-day , it
did not reach quilo the the height , however ,
that it did on yqsterday , when the thermom
eter registered 93 in the shade. The 90's
were reached at one tlmo , this afternoon.
The weather bureau predicts that it will bo
coDlor. The Inhabitants of the national capi
tal arc almost prostrated by the early and
A SHAD HAKE.
An hour after President Harrison and
fa nlly loft Washington for the two days'
trip down the Potomac this morning on the
United States steamer "Despatch , " the law-
yo.-s of Washington took thc'stoamcr Arrow-
Himth , and with Secretary Noble , Attornoy-
Ciciioral Miller , Chief Justice Fuller , Jus
tices Miller and Hurlun , of the United Status
aupromo court , and about fifty other invited
guests , left for Marshall Hall , about seventy
miles down the Potomac , to have a shad
bake. Secretary Wiudom continues indis-
uosccl. Secretary Bl.Uno is also slightly In
disposed and there was practically a suspen
sion of political business around ttio depart
ments and the white house.
Mits. nAHiusojr HOUSE CLEANING.
The inmates of the oxccutivo mansion are
indulging in bouso cleaning. This is going
on under the personal supervision of Mrs.
Harrison and her sister , Mrs. Lord. The
carpets in some parts of the house have been
taken up and matting is being put down in
their place. The curtains and hangings uro
down and the woolens are packed away
where the moths will not roach them. Since
returning from Now York , Mrs. Harrison
has felt very much bettor than rit any time
since the inauguration , and she is turning
her attention to the rearrangement of many
interior decorations of the old mansion which
is to bo her homo for four years at least. The
fact that Mrs. Harrison aoes not require the
services of a housekeeper has excited
BOmu comment among her acquaintances
in Washington. It is an unusual thing for
the first lady of the land to go about the
oxccutivo mansion directing the affairs of the
household , and taking a hand when there is
a good deul of work to do. Mrs. Harrison receives -
coives a number of callers every afternoon.
She Is determined she will have more room
In the white house if possible. The other
day she made n tour of the garret , and found
several rooms on thn floor next to the roof
tilled with old books and pnblio documents.
They were covered with dirt and cobwebs.
Sbo consulted the president and determined
to clear out the place. Wagon loads of stuff
wore taKen away. Much of it was Journals
of congress running back a auartorof a
century , and reports from the various oxccu
tivo departments. It is probable that the
turning out of this trash will make a
healthier atmosnhcro around the executive
mansion. It will , at least , give moro room
to the family.
It may bo that President and Mrs. Harri
son will not return to Washington until
Tuesday morning. If the weather continues
ulcnsant down the Potomac around Cties-
puako bay and In the vicinity of Fortress
Monroe , they will linger until Monday night
and roach Washington on Tuesday morning.
Mondays are the private days of the presi
dent , and ho can , if ho chooses , take ono
more day of rest and do no injustice to the
public. .At the cabinet meeting on Tuesday
it is expected that a large number of ap
pointments will bo agreed upon. It is stated
that all llvo auditors of the treasury depart
ment , not yet appointed under this adminis
tration , have been named by or to the secre
tary of the treasury. John U. Lynch , of
Mississippi , the colored man who
acted as temporary cbulrimm of the
republican convention la Chicago m
1881 is to be ono of them.
A number of surveyors of custdms and col
lectors of internal revenue have been deter
mined upon , and they nro nervously await
ing the announcement of their appointment.
If the president could have a couple of weeks
of time to lilmnolf without tbo intrusion of
callers or the further Introduction of appli
cation papora from onlco-aookors , tbo whole
public service could bo almost reorganized ,
but there is such a flood of callers and such
a mass of mall every day that most of bis
tlmo IB taken up listening to verbal appeals
or considering written statement * . This
loaves him no time for final action. A big
hole , however , Is to bo made iu the appoint
ment lint during the next two weeks/ There
are over a hundred men m Washington
daily exacting their names to appear for
some place iu the consular service.
Joseph H. Magnor , of Paris , 111. , has been
appointed special agent of the general land
A. E. Harkoy , of Orleans , In tbo Republi
can valley , is la Washington looking after
lomo property interests here. He is not a
member of the oOlco-scoUcrs or these seek
ing peculiar favors for others , and therefore
enjoys the beauties of the national capital
Mrs , Van Wyclr , who has been seriously
ill for several weeks , is now pronounced out
of danger by her attending Physician Dr.
Murphy , of the Columbus hospital.
James Harlan , of Iowa , Is at Wormloy.
PEKHY S. His ATD.
MILWAUKEEMay 11. A spnclnl from Fort
Atkluson , Wis. , suys tbo ConiUh , Curtis Si
Greene dairy manufacturing e tablUhment ,
the Northwestern Manufacturing company's
warehouse , occupied by Zaugber & Hoffman ,
lumber dealers and * adjoining coal sheds
burned this morning. Cornish , Curtis &
Greene's loss is 125.000. with $40,000 Insur
ance ; Zeugher dc Hoffman's ' loss U 5,000' '
with $3,000 ituuranc *
THE liAT-lTEUN FliOODS.
Fire JUtyos Loaf null Mnoh DtunnRO
Pmsnimo , I ta. w 13. The heaviest ram
storm for many years passed over thl city
last night , flooding collars and doing consid
erable other damngo. Landslides nro re
ported on nearly. 11 the railroads loading
Into the city , but nlfixr ns known there have
Injen no fatalities. fCho low lands along the
Ohio river were ttfflly flooded , and numerous
farms were completely washed out. The
storm lasted about three hours and the rain
fall was thrco Inbhok
Dispatches from towns In western
Pennsylvania , e ; < stn Ohio and West Vir
ginia report great damngo from the storm ,
which seems to have been general In this
So far but two deaths from drowning have
been reported. , Two children of Conrad
Selmofor , aged thrco and seven years , of
Spring , Gardonborough , north of Allegheny ,
were swept away by flood , and Mr. nnd Mrs.
Shnofor narrowly escaped the same fnto.
This morning Kant street nnd Madison ave
nue , In the Butchers' run district , nr complete -
ploto wrecks , \vhllo numberless oross btroots
nro completely llllod with debris. Cars are
lying on the tracks unable to bo moved nnd
completely hemmed In by planking and
rubbish. The water In the run rose so
fast that residents feared n repetition
of the disaster of 1870 , and as soon as the
first shock passed away the terrified inhabi
tants mndo preparations to vacate their
dwellings. A largo number of butchers
wcro heavily damaged. Their slaughter
houses wcro ruined , while their stocks of
moat wcro destroyed. The same tale of de
struction comes from Sawmill Run , Wood's
Run , Chartlor's Valley , the West End ,
South Side , Pleasant Valley and Lawrence-
vlllo districts. A stnblo belonging to Fred.
Knmpko , on Mount Oliver , wan struck by
lightning nnd consumed. " Fourteen horses
nnd two cows were crcmntcd. Tlio loss Is
$10,000. Telegraph and telephone wires
were deranged throughout a Inrgo section of
the country. This morning trains were lateen
on all roads.
Great deal mamni'O was done In Pleasant
Valley , Allegheny county , as the ruin poured
down the hillsides , converting the streets
Into channels for the turbulent rivers , vary
ing from a few inches to several foot In
dnpth and reaching from wall to wall. Earth
and debris were dumped on the street by the
wagon load. A number of street cars were
unable to got to the stables on account of
the immense amount of earth dumped on the
tracks. A number of passengers returning
from the theaters and elsewhere , in order to
keep out of the drenching ruin , had gone bo-
youd their accustomed stopping places , ex
pecting to return in other cars.
When the cars'1 were blockaded the
water was nearly two feet deep and it poUred
in through the door ways nnd over the
floors. The unfortunate passengers took refuge -
fugo from the invading waters by standing
on the seats. Tim1 drivers and other em
ployes of the road'wore wading about in the
water above thoiii knees while they were
being drenched fly-aho rain. At McICces-
port the storm djd ) thousands of dollars
worth of damages , "in the Crooked Run dis
trict fifty houses were moved from their
foundations , nnd .several wcro toppled over
and demolished'i ' The people had to
seek the hillside' ' to escape drown
ing , while a large number of horses nnd
cattle wcro drowned and many children
were taken out of jbeijs floating in the second
stones of houses.f
Twenty-five carloncja of debris is lodged at
the Iron bridge , Ijloojtading Fifth avenuo.
It consists of l uiftpr , wagons and house
hold goods. No Hvpsiwcro lost , but there
were many narrow escapes.
On the Plttsburg , McICeesport & Yough-
loghony railroad , u freight train was
wrecked by running Into a bind slide , and a.
brakeman was killed. This makes five
deaths directly attributnblo to the flood.
Biunroiw , May 11. A severe storm , no
companlod by lightning , swept across north
ern Pennsylvania , yesterday , and did much
damngo. At Rldgcwny , in Elk county , Mrs.
McNeil and three children , were killed by
lightning. Mrs. McNeil lived with her hus
band and children in tno suburbs , and when
tbo storm arose she took the children into
the cellar/or safety. Tbo deadly fluid struck
the house , nnd , passing into the basement ,
instantly killed the mother nnd three babies.
BUOETSTOWN. Pa. , May 11. Lightning
struck Annis & Co.'s oil well , last nignt , and
two of the workmen were seriously injured.
At iSoaver Falls , the body of a little two-
year-old daughter of Newton Bently , living
on the banks of Walnut Run , was found to
day , lodged in a pile of driftwood.
YOUNOSTOWN , O. . May -During the
storm , last night , lightning struck the resi
dence of Elson Powell , at Hazclton , badly
damaging the dwelling. The family escaped
injury. A largo barn belonging to Robert
Hunter , three miles south , was fired by
lightning and destroyed. A business house
owned by Rife Brothers , at Struthors , was
struck and burned to tno ground. Hail
damaged growing crops consldora bly.
DIXON , III. , May 11. An clnctric storm of
great violence passed through this place last
night doing dnmngo to property in this city
and throughout the country. Several houses
were struck by lightning , telephone nnd telegraph -
graph wires torn down , and windmills nnd
chimneys without number blown over. Old
residents say it was the worst storm in thirty
A COURT UOOM/TUAGEDY.
A. Prisoner Suilm a Dntootlvo and IB
Shot Down In HiTracks. ) .
KANSAS CTY. | May 11. The proceedings in
the office of Justice of the Peace Lewis , in
Kansas City , Kan. , this afternoon , were
brought to a sudden and tragic end. During
the trial of James Smith and Thomas Luvln ,
for burglary , Smith suddenly rose from his
seat , drew a knlfn , and , rushing upon De
tective Gllloy , cut his throat , Inflicting a
gnsb seven Inches loJfc'sTho ] , wounded officer
Immediately drew g revolver and fired four
shots at the fleeing prisoner. Policeman
Mnlonoy and Conataiilp-Woodruff also tired
two shots each , and 'tho criminal died with
five bullets In bis bolly. A stray shot struck
Charles Dukes , a wjtfjoss , inflicting a slight
wound iu the log , Dfitqutlvo Gllloy Is In a
critical condition , wth.but | small chances for
recovery. During * 'tjio confusion Lavin
Testing the DrlcKVSqhrocder Gun.
ANNAi'OLis , May vHj5 The trial of the
Driggs-Scbroedor rapid fire six pounder gun
took place to-day at the naval ordnance prov
ing grounds , near herd } under Lleuton ant
Commander Puyton"Lieutenant Driggs , the
Inventor , and the iiayju1 , attaches of the Ger
man and Japanese legation at Washington.
Tbo gun fires thosame ammunition
as the Hotchlclss slx-poundor , and the In
ventor claims several polnU of superiority
over that gun. The test , to-day , was for
rapidity ot tiring , ita non-heating qualities ,
security agalust premature explosions aim
smoothness of machinery. The gun was
tired nineteen times in one minute , and sixty
times in five minutes und twenty seconds ,
everything working satisfactorily ,
Failure Drove Jinn to Suicide ,
OTTUMWA , Io. , May 11. [ Special Tolo-
graut to TUB BKB. | News has beeu received
here of tbo death , by suicide at Sargent ,
Cole , , of W. M. King , until recently a well
known resident of this county. He had been
led to Invest all bo bad in gold mining , and
failure drove him to the rash deed. Ho was
fifty-six years old at the time of his death ,
and ho leaves a wife and flvo children to
loourn iiia untimely end.
: OMAHA WINS AT DENVER ,
Rain Interferes Somowhnt With
STANDING OF ALL THE CLUBS
An Acknowledged Error of the Urn
l > Ire Secures n Victory to Sioux
City Other Sporting
Standing of tRo nail Clnh4.
Following Is the standing ot the throe lend
Ing bnso ball associations up to nnd Including
yesterday's games :
THE WE9TKIIK ASSOCIATION.
Plnyod. Won. Lost. Per Ct
SUPfttll 13 11 2 .81
Omnha 13 10 U .70'
Sioux City 14 7 7 .M
St. Joseph 13 0 7 .40
Denver 11 5 0 ,4f > 5
Minneapolis. . . 13 .35-
Dos Molnos. . . . 13 4 0 .30
Milwaukee 15 3 13 .810
THE NATIONAL LBAOUK.
Played. Won. Lost. Per Ct
Boston 13 8 5 .Oir
Philadelphia . . .13 8 5 .015
Now York 14 8 0 .57
Chicairo 15 8 7 .5'K
Cleveland 17 0 8 .52' '
Plttsburg 10 8 8 .500
Indianapolis. . . .10 7 0 .433
Washington. . . . 1U i ) 10 .100
THE AMKKICAH ASSOCIVTION.
Played. Won. Lost. Per Ct
St. LouisJ4 18 0 .751
Baltimore 'JO 12 8 , liO >
Brooklyn 17 10 7 .583
Kansas City..22 12 10 .5lr
Athletic IS ' . ) 9 .WO
Cincinnati 23 11 U .DOO
Columbus 1'J f. 13 .310
Louisville 21 4 17 .141
Omaha , Denver it.
Dr.Nvnu , May 11. The game to-dny was
played in the rain. At the end of the fourtl
inning the gnmo was called , but rcsumci
after n delay of fifteen minutes. It was a
good gi ma throughout. Score :
Total 30 4 0 1 27 19 3
Omaha 1 0001030 * 1
Earned runs Denver none , Omaha 3.
Two-base hits Smith , Crooks.
Double plays Dolan to IMcClellan to
Uabo on balls Off Hoffmnn 9 , oft Nich
Hit by pitched ball Silch.
Passed balls Nnelo 1.
Wild pitches Hoffman 1.
Struck out By Hoffman 3 , by Nichols 7.
Time of game 3:15. :
St. Oo.soph a , Sioux City 4.
ST. .To'Ki-it , Mo. , May 11. Clino's lilt
at second , given by Kelly when Ardner
caught him on the line , let Bur Ices homo in
the fourth , with what proved to bo the winn
ing run. In nn address to the crowd , which
numbered 2,500 , Kelly admitted his error and
his inability to change the decision. Score :
All. 1C. 1111. SK. I'O. A. R
Powell. Ib 4 0 3 0 10 0 0
Oenins , cf 8 0 0 0 3 0 1
Hurks , MS
Uradloy , 3b
Hellman e 4 0 0 3 3 0 0
Hunglcr , p
Totals 33 4 9 2 27 13 1
AH. . nit. sit. ro. A. E.
Cartwnght.lb. . . .
Mahoney , o 3 0 1 0 10 3 0
Curtis , If
ICroiR , cf 5 1 2 0. 3 0 0
Smith , ss
Pryo , rf
Whitney , 3b
Knell , p
Totals a > 3 10 0 24 9 1
SiouxClty 0 1010300 * 4
St. Joseph 0 00003000 3
Runs earned St. Joseph 2.
Two-base hits Powell 1 , Hunglcr 1 , Ard-
nor 1 , Krles 1 , Smith 1 ,
liases stolen None.
Double jiluys Uurkcs to Bros nan to
Powell , Ardner to Mahoney to Curtwrigbt.
Bases on balls Cllno , Gonins , Burkes 3 ,
Hunglor2 , Mahoney 2 , Curtis , Smith.
Hit by pitched ball Whitney.
Strucit out Uy Hunglur 1 , Knoll 8.
Passed balls Muhoney 1.
Wild pitches Nono.
Time of KUIIIC 1 hour and 5"i minutes.
HI. Paul U , Milwaukee 5.
ST. PAUL , May 11. The homo team won
Is third straight gauio from Milwaukee to
day. It was a mixture of good playing and
rotten Holding , and It was only such that de
AII. u. mi. BII. ro. A. u.
Huwos , Ib 4 a 2 1 10 0 0
Murphy , cf .
PlcUott , ss
Brighton , rf 4 1 1 Q 3 0 0
Kellly , Ub
Werrick,2b 8 I 1 0 a 0 1
Tcedwuy , U a 0 0 0 1 0 1
Former , o
Tuckorman , p . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mains , p. . . 4 1 1 1 1 3 0
Totals 34 0 8 4 37 14 5
All. IU OH. SII. 1 > O. A. E.
Poorman , rf
Lowe , ss. .
MorrUsoy , Ib 4 0 0 0 14 0 0
Button , 8b
Hassamaor , cf. . . . S 0 0 0 3 0 1
Mills , If
Sbenkel , p
Crossloy , o
Albert , 3b
Totals ! M 6 7 3 37 10 3
nv ixxtxos ,
3t. Paul 1 3000001 2-fl
Milwaukee 10003010 1-5
Earned runs St. Paul 6. Milwaukee 1.
Two buso lilts Huwos , CrobJluy.
Home runs WerricH , Dowe.
Stolen bases Hawos. Werrlck , Poonnan ,
Dowe , Shonkle , Crosaley.
Double plays Lowe , Mutton and Morris-
Bases on bulls Off Mains S , ot Shouklo 0.
Hit by pitcher Farmer , Lowe , Morrlsgey ,
Struck out By Mains 6 , by Shenblo 9.
Passed balls Farmer 3 , Crossloy 1.
Loft on bases St , Pnul 3 , Milwaukee 10.
First base on errors St. Paul 3 , Milwau
Postponed on Account of
DEsMoiNKS , May It. The Dos Molnos
Minneapolis gr.tiio was postponed on account
of rain. .
Cir.viLA.sn , May 11. Kosult of to-day's '
Cleveland . 0 04000000 4
Indianapolis . . . .0 00000002 2
Base hits Cleveland 11 , Indianapolis 7.
12rrors Cleveland 2 , Indianapolis 3. Pitch
ers Benttlu nnd GcUeln. Umplro Bur-
BOSTON , May 11. Result of to-day's game :
Boston . 1 00000080 4
Now York . 0 00- 0000 0-3
Bnso bits Boston 4 , Now York 0. Errors
Boston 3 Now York 2. Pitchers
Clarkson and HntQold. Umpires Curry and
, May 11. llosult of to-day's
Philadelphia. . . . 0 3030073 0-14
Washington . 0 00001000 I
Base hits Philadelphia 10 , Washington 7.
Errors Philadelphia 1 , Washington fi. Pitch
ers Bufllntou nnd O'Day. Umplro Mc-
CmcAao.Muyll. Itjsultof today's game :
Chicago . 0 03104 3-11
Plttaburg . 3 7
Base hits-Chlcniro 13 , PlttsburR 7. Er
rors-Chicago it , Pittsburi ? 2. Pitchers
llutchinson , Maul and Morris. Umpire-
Uamo called on account of rain.
ST. Louts , May 11. Hosult of to-duy's
St. Louis . 3 5014043 3-20
Baltimore . 0 00301010 4
KANSAS CUT , May 11. Hcsult of to-day's
Kansas Clty..l 5
Columbus . 1 OOP 3003 * 12
LOUISVILLE , May U. Result of to-duy's
Athletic . ,1 00000000 1
Louisville . 0 13000020 5
Qutsov , May 10. Result of to-day's game :
Qumcy . 0 4
Davenport . 0 1001000 0 3
EVAXsviLt.E ll.--Rcsult of '
, May - - to-day's
game : Evunsvillo , 4 ; Burlington , 3.
Omaha's AmntourH Scoopoil.
GIIAND ISLAND , Nob. , May 11. [ Special
Telegram to TUB Bic. ] The homo team
wiped the earth , to-dny , with n picked uino
from Omahn. Tlio poor fielding by tbo
Oinahas , and Snydcr's inability to throw to
second accounts for the high score. Tno at
tendance wns good. The score was :
Grand Island. . . 0 001233 ! ) 2 15
Omaha . 0 1103 09 00 0
Batteries Rourko and Snydcr ; Omaha ,
Hart nnd MoVoy.
Struck out By Rourko 13 , Hart 10.
Errors Grand Island 2 , Omaha 15.
Double plays Bittingcr to Proossor. Hart
to Thompson and Procsscr to Thompson.
Amateur lln.so Itallists ,
The Webster Street base ball team and
the North Omaha Clippers played a remark
ably good game , yesterday afternoon , which
resulted as follows :
Wcbsters . 0 201110100 0--G
Clippers . 0 210102000 1 7
Batteries Clippers , Trail nnd Baumun :
Wobsters , Roberts and Clarke.
THE S1MCI31) RING.
NASIIVILLK , May 11. The West Side Park
association spring meeting closed to-day. The
track was fust. Summary : '
Eleven-sixteenths of a milo Dock Wick
Avon , Little Bess second , Ernest Unco third.
Time 1 :10. :
Nino-sixteenths of a mile Miss Blonde
won , Lilly Kiunoy second , Blackstone third.
Fifteen-sixteenths of n milo Golightly
won , Rusk second , Eva Wise third. Time
Ono milo Cartoon won , Santalcno second ,
Roaster th Ird. Time 1 :42. :
Ono and one-quarter miles Huntress won ,
Long Chase second , Big Throe third. Time
NdRhvllle Knees. -v
LOUISVILLE , May 11. The weather was
pleasant , the attendance largo and the track
very dusty. Summary :
Ono mile Mnrchna won , Brown Princess
second , Unlucky third. Time 1:44. :
Ono and o'le-.sixtcenth miles , three-year-
olds Stndoway won. Libretto second , Block-
ton third. Time 1 :51 : > .
Six furlongs The Dude won , Clamor second
end , Jakio Tom third. Time 1 : l .
Two-year-olds , live furlongs Lord Paytou
won , Mount Lebanon second , Joa Nevins
third. Time l:01Jf. :
Sevan lurlongs , three-year-olds and up
wards Mandolin won , Pat Donovan second ,
Irish Dan third. Time 1:30. :
The Licl'ovru Modal Shoot.
The Lefovro Gun club hold their weekly
shoot yesterday afternoon on the Omaha
Gun club grounds across the river for the
club's diamond badge , which wns won by
Mr. Nason bv the handsome score of 34 out
of 25. The conditions of those shoots are 25
blue rocks each , eighteen yards riso.
The score :
Townsend . .lllll 10000 11111 10111 11111 20
Ketchom. . . . 11011 11011 01111 11101 11111 21.
Perkins . 11111 10001 10111 Ollll llltl 20
Musselman .01001 Ollll 00110 OU111 10010 13
Nason . lllll lllll lllll lllll 10111 2-1
EisouhoimorOllll Ollll 11011 lllll nooo 19
Clarkson. . . . 11100 Ollll 00100 OHIO 00011 13
Salisbury. . . OHIO 10101 11110 110JO 01011 KJ
Hunt . 10011 Ollll 10101 11110 01101 17
Clnrko . 11011 lllll 01111 01101 11101 20
"Spud" Farrish's ' team
plays at Grand
[ stand this afternoon. Proosser , of the
Oinahas , will pitch for the Farrlshes.
There was much jubilation among base ball
mtrons on the streets last night over
Oiimhu'H splendid victory over Denver.
The McKolvys nnd the Union Pncillcs , of
this citv , will bo pitted against each other at
the Lake Mnnuwa park , this afternoon.
This week's Police Garotte contains a full
ength picture of Miss Lily Williams , of this
city , whloh it styles the champion two-
wheeled scooter of the great northwest.
A game of ball , yesterday afternoon , bo-
the Auditor Passenger Accountants
earn and the Freight Auditors of the Union
Pacltlc resulted In favor of the former by a
score of 22 to 4.
Prof. Ed Miller says that Frank B. Slavin
the heavy-weight champion of Austria , ro.
cnntly arrived iu this country , greatly ro-
jomblos Pat Killon , in both looks and actions
as u cltl/cn and a fighter.
Peter Jackson , the colored Australian , who
ms been knocking out all the big > uns In
Frisco , lu on his way cast , und his manager
announces that uuiontf other cities , he will
b'lvo an exhibition In Onmba.
The JJutlor-l'ortcr Controversy ,
BOSTON , May 11 , [ Special Telegram to
TUB BKK. ] The Globe published this oven.
tig the diary of Samuel Carpenter , of Mill
ion , an ensign aboard the sloop Portsmouth ,
it the siege of Now Orleans , It does not
tustuln General Butler's charges of coward-
co against Admiral Porter , but shows that
previous to April 21 Porter did not go down
ho river , and that between April 24 and 30
lie was at no time lower down the river than
i mile above Pilot Town.
riio Ijlvn Stnolc GoiiimlHtloii Company.
KAMDAH Cnr , May 11 , The American
Live Stock Cominlsilon company , an assoui-
ition composed uiuinly of leading stock rals
> ra of the west , for the purpose of selling
heir cattle at a minimum rat ) of oommli-
lon , bos begun business , Oflluos have been
ponod at Chicago and Kansas City , and
tranches In other cities will 113011 bo usltib-
Ishud , The organization Is tbo result of an
dca which has long prevailed among cattle-
nen that they can bundle their stock more
conomlcully than commission men , who
mvo no particular Interest In the prices they
btaia as long as they get their uotnmlislon.
Omaha , Neb ,
Buy , Sell and Exchange Real
Estate and Personal Proper
ty of every description. Have
the largest list of property
of any firm in the city. If
you have anything to sell or
exchange , come and sec us.
We enumerate a few special
bargains which it will pay
you to investigate.
If you have a lot In north part ot city , clonr
or nearly so , wo can give yon a nice homo in
Heddlck 1'urk for It. Itcasonitblo Incum-
A nlcu comfoitablo homo In Omahn , to ox-
chnngo for n farm In Nebraska or Iowa M.
A niimbor of 5 loom cottngos In llrown
1'arK , .South Omnhii , for lo reasonable. All
rented ana more pnjing intuien on invest-
A 1,10-acro ranch , situated in the boat part
of Colorado ; BH ) bead of cattle , of which 3M (
are steers 1 , 2 nnd 3 years old ; 7U bond of good-
steed brood mart's , and II U Ulydosdulo stal
lions. Will tuko part pay In good clear oa&toru
Nebraska Innd or Omaha propai ty. iSM.
11,000,000 acres of choice nhoiit land In south-
eiu Dakota , for mile on long time. 22) ) .
A hotel in a good town on the II. 4 41. In Col-
orado. More Is ft tlno opening for a practical
man with a small capital. 100.
A flue business property In ono of the bast
tonnsln Kansas. IM.
A Btocc of drugs and store building in Iowa
to exchange for bind. I'M.
A half interest In a coal inlnn in Dakota ; will
bo sold cheap.ei. \ .
r acres near South Omnhn ; will bo suttablo
for iilnttlut ; In a few yearn ; In the moan tlmo It
can be used for dairy purposes , there bolug llv-
Inu water upon the place : or It cnn bo used fern
n vegetable farm ; wo can give a good deal in
A half section of highly improved land in
South Dakota. 3 mlles troin good railroad
tovrn.to exchange for house and lot In Omaha.
1'or n few days wo can olTor n great bargain
In the following pieces of property : AuH-room
honge on ' . ' 1st St. , In Mllliird I'laco ( .TIU ) ; 33VJ
feet on Farnam at corner of 87th ( Cl ) ) ; nn
B-inom house on mil St. . Just oil St. Mary's
avo. , nil modern Improvements : owner needs
money to tmlld with and will sell at a bod-rock
price ; como nnd Int us show you tbo property.
No. 2IR Lot 7 block .T > n , South Omaha. Tills
Is a very desirable hit nnd will bo sold cheap
Come soon if you expect to got it.
No. U09-fixiaj feet on llth street Just north ot
Nicholas for sale at a bargain. This pleco of
property Is situated In a part of the city which
is teoinliiK with life and will be required for
? ! ' , ? lcs W'rposes ' In n very short time. 1'rlce
ti.UOU ; half cosh , bnlnnco In one , two nnd tliroa
No. tiTG We have a number of good lots , alt
clear. In ono of tbo host towns in Nebraska.
which we cnn exchange for laud nnd nnsuma
Bom oneuinberance. Tills is thu snappiest
snap that has buddi'd this spring.
No. i'17 A 5-room house In Omaha View. For
a few days wo can , onliiKto the short bank no-
count of n curtain pnity , olfer nn t'sneclally rnra
bargain In this pieru of proporty. if you are
Inclined to Invest In that Dnrt of the city Just
remember that delays are dangerous.
No. 7W-Wo have listed ft tVroom cottajjo In
Milliard & Cftldwell'H addition nt u price so low
us to Insnro n customer In n short time. Who
is the luckv man ?
N ° - ' -A good boiiso nnd lot In Jlonmouth
1'nrk which wo will sell cheap or exchange for
other good.Yiropoity. Do not gUnco nt the map
nncl ar : "OhI too far out. " Let ns toll you
something Jlonmouth 1'nrk will have clt
water. KUS and street cars this summer. Now
is tha tlmo to buy. thus gutting tno bonollt or
thecortnln advnnco which In soon to take place
No nu-An fj-i oem house In that line addit
ion. IcllmUld. Wowlll make Homebody hapny
with this piece of properly if they will coma
OtlU tiOO 114 *
No. t i acres of land In Htanton county
F ° T BU.10 or exchange for other aood property.
No. I'.U. A stock of furniture and bard ware
for Halo reasonable. Will alio sell store Ijitlld-
u-'fft l.MJdPl > c 1w l barn. Homo good real ostata
* } illlV , ' ; takel1 , ll Pa.rt P y" ent. To BOHIO onu
wishing to Into business
go In a llvo town wo
cuti give a Rood deal.
No. 1U3. UlO acres Improved land in Kawlms
Houses nnd lots in all parts of Omaha for
i lo on easy terms or exchange for other pro"
If you have anything to soil ; If yini wish to
buy anything ; If you want toiunke uny kindaf
irado.ootnefo.ns ; We JIBVO Siout SXttaiTiiw
icatterwl all over the foal und can inuke tnulea
otliera woul < 1 - -
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