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FHE OMAHA ' DAILY BEE
TWENTIETH YEAH. OMAHA , TUESDAY MOKNING , JUNE 10 , 1891. NUMBER SOU.
WHERE IS THAT MONEY NOW ?
How tbo State Treasury Has Been Raided
-li by Dishonest Officials.
INVESTIGATION WILL BE DEMANDED ,
MlHimmngcmcnt nt the AH.vltiiii
'lor ( he Inoiiralili : IiiHane nt llarit-
A Startling 1 .xhllilt
> ! ' Venality.
IlAsTiNO ! . Neb. , Juno 1. . [ Special to Tin :
Urr.1For some time psst very ugly rumors
have been In circulation regarding the man-
ngomcni of the asylum for the incurable In-
nnno In thtb city. It has been charged that
the ofllcials of that institution were ConductIng -
Ing Its financial affairs In such a way that
there wns a big rnko off In It for them , nsido
from the legitimate snlnrles pnld them by Iho
stale. So much has been snid regarding Ibo
past and present management of the asylum
j liot the scandal Is being talked all over town
anil has reached Lincoln not fnr from the
state house. Enough has been already de
veloped to conviiico any man Hint so fur at
least as the present management is con
cerned the affairs of the Institution are recK-
Fraud and Corruption
and Iho state Is being systematically and
perMslenlly Imposed upon through the
shrewd manipulations of iho present steward ,
allied nnd abetted by the supcriptendenl , and
n little coterie of kindred spirits who nro
being feasted and fattened off that Institu
tion at the expense of the taxpayers of Iho
Just to what extent the treasury of Ne
braska has been depleted by their nefarious
schemes and Intrigues will probably never bo
known , for it is very doubtful If oven Iho most
rigid examination of Iholr accounts would
bring to light nil of their peculations , much
of which have undoubtedly been so hidden
and covered up that it would bo Impossible
f-'to discover und expose it. But that which
has already been discovered , and which is
fcelf evident fraud amounts lo no mean sum ,
and It is fair to ns umu that Ibis is but nn
indication of the rich lead that remains hid
den beneath the surface. It Is not reasonable
lo suppose that their methods of operation
have been wholly conlined toasinglu channel.
The dcllcieney appropriation made by the
last leclslnturc has evidently afforded them n
rich iU'ld for operation , and llioy have not
/ been slow In improving the opportunities.
Tno attention of your correspondent was
"A a led to the dellclency pay roll of ttiat insti-
lon for the salaries of the employes from
"Vk'tober 1 , IS'JO , lo April 1 , 1801 , which wns
filed with the board in April , nnd the amount
claimed allowed und paid. A comparison of
thnl pay roll with certain vouchers previously
filed and paid and with certain known cir
cumstances develops the fact lhat Steward
t Had Duplicated Vouch
to the amount of nearly Sl.OOO upon this fund
nlone. as the following exhibit will show.
Between October 1 , IS'.K ' ) , and April 1 , 1S3I ,
the following vouchers were allowed and paid
Voucher No. I. Asylum for the Inenrnble
Insane , In account with J. W. LIviTlna-
hniihe. mowurd Dlsclmwd eniployt-s : "
November 2 , IS'.Xi. ' to cash paid ( . 'ura lllek-
iiinii ? ; il.00
November , I MX ) , to cash paid Thomas
Kelly : .50
November 1H ! , llJ , to cash paid John
This voucher was audited and paid Decem
ber I , Ihl 0 , and was signed by.I. W. Llvering-
bouse and approved by Dr. Tes't as superin
< r No. U. Asylum for the Inenrablo In-
" > \jiite , In account with J. W. Live Inghoiiso ,
SN * ' % " ' ( ' "
To siilu/K us steward. October 1 to No-
vemlHT 1. 1MM S 100.00
To Hannah l.mliorg. salary October 1 ,
IMKi , to January-S , Mil ST. ! * . " )
To jlobi-rt .Mnrsrovc . salary October 1
to November I , IS1 ! , } 2.VOO
Total 8 212.U3
This voucher was nlao signed by J.V. . Liv-
crlngbouso nnd its correctness cortllled lo by
Dr. Test on Jiinuury ill ) , Ib'.ll ' , und was al
lowed by Ihe board February : t , lb',11.
Voucher No. ! ) . At-ylum for Ihu Incimilo In-
"Sane In account with J.V. \ . I.lvorinxliouhc ,
I'Vlirimry 24 , IS'JI , to cash paid Mrs.
bparhom ? 0fl , :
January 20 , Ih'Jl , to cash paid Mo.lie
This voucher wns approved by Dr. Test ,
February l8. ! IStll , und allowed by the board
March 2 , 1M(1. ( The following items nro
lukcn from Iho dollclcncy pny roll :
Proof ol' the Frand.
When compared with Ihe nbovo vouchers
those Items will show thai Iho pay of several
employes has been duplicated , while others
who hud not been In the employ of Iho insti
tution for months previous were slill draw
ing PUV from thu Mute. Here are Iho Hems :
"J. W. Llvcrlngliouse , bAnvard , October 1 ,
1SM ! , to April lt IS',11 , six months nt $100 per
month , $ mx ) ; interest , SI'.M ) ; total , Stil'J.f > 0. "
By reference to voucher No. 'J It will be
teen thai Mr. Llveringhouso drew his salary
for the month of October , 1800 , on February
II , 1 'Jl. ' This looks very much like u duplica
tion of his own puy to the lune of $100.
"IJoboit Margrave , attendant , October I ,
IS'.H ' ) , lo February 1 , l 'Jl ' , four monllis nt
Ji.'i per month , JHIO. Interest , fll.l.'l ;
total , lull. 1.1. " Your correspondent is ro-
llably Informed that this p.irty severed his
connection with the institution about Novem
ber I , 1S'.H > , nud has not HIIICO been employed
there. By reference to "voucher No. 'J" it
"frill bo seen that his puy was drawn from
that time. lOvldently there was $ IOM. | ; | clour
pro 111 in this transaction for sumo ono , nnd I
will leave it for the reader to Judge who the
"Cora Hlcknmn , laundry help , October I ,
IblK ) , to March 17 , Ib'.ll , five months and
seventeen days , ut $ , ' ( ! per mouth , toial
tIIS.71. ) . " In "voucher No. I" It will bo scon
thnt fill was drawn for ibis parly , and Iho
lloms are marked "discharged employes. "
So It would appear that Cora Hickmari was
UUchurged from the asylum prior to Novem
ber US , IblK ) , nnd wus mild In full at thnt
timo. There Is no record of her being re-em
ployed. This Is evidently duplication No. 3
to the tune of $11:1.7 : ! . ' .
"Mrs. M. A. Spurhnm , attendant , October
1 , tb'.Hl , lo Junulry ! ! , IS'JI , three months ut
Kit per month , f ( ' > 0. Interest , fc > ; total. # m. "
This Item shows that Mrs Spnrhnm's ser
vices ceased on January ! l , It'll I , yet In
"voucher No. il" II will bo seen lhat Liver-
liik'houso charges the slulo on Februarv''I ,
1S1II , as follows : "To cash paid Mrs. Spar-
ham , f'.M.Ii'J. ' " This Is evidently duplication
No. 4 tu the extent of KM * } .
' Molllo Hulgor. ncamstrcss , October 1,1SOO ,
to December-M , 1MH ) , two months nnd twenty
days , nt . ' 0 pur month. Total with Interest ,
faV05. " This Is cvldenco that this party
ceased lo be an employe of lhat Institution
on December SO , IMH ) , yet In ' 'voucher No. a"
wo Ihul : "To cash paid Mollie Dulgcr ,
> W,73 ' The reader may draw Ids own in-
lorenco ns to what was done with the JIIJ.TH.
"Thomas Kelly , head attendant , October 1 ,
IS' * ) , oi.o month and sixteen days at t-'K ) tier
moiitli , H" > iVl. " Now compare this with
voucher No. 1 where it reads , "to ca > h paid
Thomas Kelly , illscharxi'd employe , f4i.ftO : , "
n > i ihcu ask whut LiverliiKtiouse drew the
V45.iV ) for four months later.
"N. U. Llndorg , pmtents' dining rooms ,
October I , 1MH ) , lo .Ntnrch lt > , tb'JI ' , flvo mouths
and sixteen d.tvs ut | t'ipormonth ! : tolul , with
Interest , tlttM. " Your corresiiondcnt is
informed by rollubln parties who were
employe * ot that liiJtUuttoii that this party
" "i tUe asylum ytlot
to December 11 lust nnd left the stato. Such
being the case f. > s.iC wns the utmost limit of
the amount duo him. This looks very much
ns though thcf } was n clear prollt of 1 103. It )
In tills transaction for lomo one.
"John Clonry , second cook , October I , IS'.K ) ,
to April I , iv.ll , six months nt $ W per month ;
total , with Interest , S'JHJ.n. " In "voucher
No. 1" It will bo seen thai the sum of * r > was
nlso drawn for tins snmo party. Kven If"
this parly did remain as an omplovo of that
Institution up lo April 1315 nt least of his
puy has been duplicated.
A I'retty Fair Prollt.
From the above showing on these few
items someone's balance sheet would show up
something llxo this :
To prollt on account , J. W. Uvorlun-
house . W.OO
To prollt on account , Hubert Murirrovo. . IUCI.U
To prollt mi account , t'lnra Illeknian . . . II- ;
To prollt on account. Mr.s. Jl. A. Hpar-
To pnillton aveniint. Motile tinlpcr . W--Til
To pnillt tin ucenlint. Thoin.is Ivolly . i-1 * . '
Tn ptnlllon ur-ciiiint. N. C. l.iii'lor . liri.KI
To piollt on account , John L'leary . ! . > . ' -0
Total . W" ' ' >
This would scorn like n pretty fair prollt on
one deal. If the other financial transactions
In connection with the inslilullon have been
"worked" ns profitably as tlU one hero re
ferred lo Iho readers can form some opinion
as lo where Iho 'Hb.WO ' dellclency appropria
tion has gone to. 1 1 ore. to pay legitimate
claims amounting to Sl.oiHi.iKI , the sum of
5lii7l. : has been drawn from the treasury.
Who got the rake oil i
How much more of this sort of work has
been done In tbo accounts of this institution
yo.ir correspondent is unable > o lay as ho is
not sufllclontly fumil ar with the methods of
conducting institutions of that class to be
able lo trace oul discrepancies lu Iho accounts
of the other dcp.irtniunts.
Ijnough , however , is shown from iho above
lo notonlv warrant but to demand a thorough
und rigid1 investigation of the methods em
ployed 'by the present management of the
asylum In conducting Its business affairs.
When these facts come to the notice Of the
board of public lands and buildings thov will
in all probability take speedy und dccis > vo
action in the premises.
The Hastings asylum since the day It wns
opened has been the source of u great deal of
rumor and gossip and the scene of Intcrnecino
strife und coiiti'iillon. und if an Investigation
Is made It might bo well to enmrni'iico at the
beginning mid curry It through Dr. Stone's
administration as well us the proiont man
heeivlnry of Stnto Allen of the board has
already made some Investigation * which
have led him to call the attention of the gov
ernor to Iho situation wilh n view lo ottlcial
Commercial I'll rlmn Ijecnte a New
Organ i/at Ion at DCS lUolncM.
Dis : Muivc.s , la. , Juno 10. - | Special to
Tun llci.J : Council No. 5 of the Commer
cial Pilgrims of America was instituted in
this city last night. The following members
of supreme council of Council Bluffs were
present : Messrs. 10. II. Ha worth , supreme
venerable pilgrim ; K. C. dleason , supreme
vice venerable pilgrim ; A. W. Johnson ,
supreme secretary ; II. S. Bllnn , suprcr.io
treasurer ; C. S. Heed , supreme tourist ;
Henry Coffcen , supreme keeper of inner portal
tal ; Charles Iliimcl , supreme agent of outer
portal. Marion Swallow , J. J. Jones , \V. F.
Vicroy , J. F. JandciMon , U. L. Williams and
George Wiso. The following are the ottlccrs
of the now council : M. V. Uluckburn ,
worlhv pilgrim ; tieorgo C. Harrison , worthy
vice pilgrim ; W. A. Mover , worthy counsel ;
M. Block , worthy treasun. ' ! * ; J. t ! . Hauna ,
worthy secretary ; Joseph C. Itltchlc , lourist :
10. C. lOvans , keeper of Inner portal , and
Joseph Scngcr , ngotil of outer portal. Below
is u list of those enrolled us charter mem
bers : II. E. Long , L. 10. Fish , Joseph
Sengcr.G. D. Pnnsb.E. II. Decker , M. Block ,
L. E. Vawter , C. 10. Bachmnn , U. S. Pen-
nlnglon , J. C. Hilehie , George G. Harrison.
J. L. Wheeler , M. W. ICeenan , L. M. Brink-
erhoff. W. A. Meyer , W A. Gray , J. G.
Hanmi , F. W. Holmes , G. 10. Maul , C. D.
Proiity. L. C. Dcets , George Burberry ,
M. V. Blackburn , John Verrun , C. F. Athcr-
ton , 10. C. lOvans , W. 10. lOraws , G A.
Quimby , B. L. Mciulston. ( 10. H. Stnpp , I.
A. Coppers tone , W. II. Smith , C. II. Willis ,
J. P. M. Bovd. A. B.Vnlto , B II. Kirlln , II.
M. Hunter , W. F. Crawford , H. V. Clark ,
W. F. fiurvcr , C5. D. Martin , F. E. Haley ,
J. W. Madden , N. Lance , S. E. Chevalier ,
W. A. Brewer ; George Koenhold , J. S.
Weaver , T. M. Langan , II. 1 . Hirsching , F.
10. Perley , F. C. Beck , A. W. Graf ton , C. M.
Closson , S. F. Grillln , C. F. Hayes , C. A.
Beomi.s , G. C. Davis , II. M. Tlmms , I. D.
Brewer , G. B. Frost , John M. French , lOd-
ward Kutulrlck , C. A. Snydor.
I'rolmlily a Siilclile.
Crp.n RM-m.s , lu , , Juno 15. ISpeclal
Telegram to Tin : Bnr.J The body of Prof.
I. H. Buiin , who disappeared from Shell Rock
last Tuesday , was yesterday found floating in
a littln lake near that town. Prof. Htinn was
one of iho best known musicians In the state ,
but was somewhat erratic in bis movements
and when ho disappeared it wus supposed ho
had gone lo some of Iho neighboring towns.
U is thought lo bo a cuso of suicido.
The Mayor Il
t'i : , In. , Juno 15. [ Special Telegram
lo Tin ! Bii.JMayor : Stewart , who was
serving his third term , resigned today be
cause a recent ordinance Increasing bis salary
from $000 lo.lf > 00 per year required him lo
absent himself from tils law olilco a number
of hours each day in , attendance at the city
hull , which ho declined to do.
Sunday llutlio-H Drowned.
Pi'.uuv , In. , Juno 1. ) . Whllis bathing In the
Kuccnon river last evening D.inicl CJr.mby
nnd Walter Stevenson were drowned.
/ / : 11'K.ii .n i : TT it / ; . i n.
Pneumonia Terminates the Life ol'tho
Well Known Actor.
Coiiswvi.i.-Os-Tni-IU-iso.v | , N. Y. , June
15. "Fritz" iOmmett , 'tho actor , died today
IOmmett was born in 1311 at St. Louis ,
where , when ho was about twenty years old ,
married Miss Elunboih Webber. Ho was a
drummer boy al ilia lime. In IW.lt ho got an
engagement as a variety actor In Cincinnati
and lulcr Joined Bryant's minstrels. Whllo
a variety actor ho originated his "German
song and dunce , " which attracted attention
nt imco. In IMV. ) , at Buffalo , he made the hit
of his life as "Frit/ . " Since then fortune
has smiled upon him. Mrs. Emmctt secured
a divorce nboul a > ear ago. lOnur.uit gave
her about $ .VOOd ) and deeded over lo her hU
K\presH and Freight Collide.
SN Fmsnsroi Cal. , June 13. The north
bound Los Angeles express , duo In this city
ut 11:15 : this forenoon , collided with a freight
train in iho switching yards at Port Costa.
The crash was a serious ono , the locomotives
of both trains being badly smashed nnd the
mull und express cars of the Los Angeles
telescoped. , A brukomnn named Jordan on
the freight train was killed nnd Engineers
Moore and Abbott were bolh Injured nnd both
Ill-omen hurt. H In reported that a number
of passengers WVTJ injured.
Vessel on Kim.
Hvx FiuNCiseo , Cal. , June 15. The British
ship Clan MnclnrltincCaptain Hankni.arrivod
today , 1:11 : days from llumbtiit ; , and reports
that on the tilth lust. she. passed the French
hark Valparaiso , now nuo from the port of
the biimo name , which she left on April ii. :
The latter signalled thnt she was on lltv , but
how Ludly she wus damaged could not bo
London IiiinndresfCH Demonstrate.
I.OXHON , Juno I5Tno lautulressci of Lon
don , supported by numerous tnulo societies
aggregating bO,00 < ) persons , had a demonstra
tion in Hyde Park yesterday. Louisa Michel
huruueucd iho crowd from the loejullbl plat-
fonu , A resolution wan carried to the effect
that the laundresses should bo assisted to so-
euro the LicuotHs cl thg factorjr acU
DRIVEN TO SUICIDE BY FEAR ,
Strange Oauso Whioh LoJ n Madrid Bsy
to Take His Own Life.
CANDIDATES FOR THE REFORM SCHOOL.
Pair of YoiitliCul Itm-glar * Sentenced
New WIIKOII Ili'luge * Opened nt
Nebraska City III Idgon
GIUXT , Nob. , Juno 15. ( Special Telegram
to Tun HIIK.I The coroner's Jury which held
nn Inquest on the body of Hussell Newton ,
who.so suicide was reported in Saturday's
Hr.c , found that ho came to Ins death from a
pistol shot tlrod by his own hand. Newton
and another boy took a hand car from the
station hou.so at .Madrid nnd left it on the
IrneK The car was struck by a passenger
train , doing some dnmneo. This is supposed
to have been the cause of the suicido.
NRIIUASKA Grry , Neb. , Juno 15.- [ Special
Telegram to Tins HII : . i The charter of tlio
Nebraska City stari'h com puny wns filed
with the county clerk this evening. The ob
ject is to manufacture starch and
feed stock. The capital stock is
$1(10,000. ( The shareholders represent
$1,500,000. Work will bo commenced
on the building as soonwis the site Is selected
Tliu incorporutors'nro Carl Merion , John O.
Watson , Frederick Bovschlag , J. Storting
Morton , \V. L. Wilson , D. MarcuntgV. . A.
Cotton. Juy Morton , N. A. UutT it Co. , 11. H.
and J. S. Miller , A. T. Richardson and C. H.
Vim Wyeit. .lav Morton was elected presi
dent nnd A. T. Morton secretary. Forty
people will bo continually employe-it at the
A Beatrice. Unite.
DI.VTUICI : , Neb , Juno 15. [ Special to Tin :
Bii : : . ] A most brutal case of cruelty to n-il-
mills was unearthed in this city a few days
ago , where one Wiiyhiim wa- < charged \vltli
cutting out a portion of bis cow's tongue in
a lit of aogcr. Waybam claimed that the act
was not done under the Impulse of anger , but
ho performed the operation to prevent the
cow from milking herself. It is probable that
the case will yet get into court. One of the
results of Wayltam's cruelty will bo tbo for
mation of a society for the prevention of cru
elty to animals in this city.
A S 11111 k Thief.
Noitror.K , Nob. , Juno 15. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bin. : | A sneak thief entereil
the residence of L. Sessions this morning at
about 0 o'clock , taking several dollars and a
valuable ring. From tl. re ho went to T. 12.
O'Diorn's rcsiderce , wliero he got a gold
watch and some other jewelry. Ho was seen
by several , representing himself to bo n
sowing machine repairer.
The six-year-old son of J. H. Anderson was
badly hurt while playing with a sickle today ,
cuttingihis knee in a frightful manner.
AVcst Point Graduates.
WJST : POINT , Neb. , June 15. [ Special to
Tin : Bti : : . 1 The commencement exorcises of
the West Point high school were held last
Friday tit Krause's hull. A largo assemblage
gathered to witness the event. The gradu
ates were Misses Alice Hill , Gussio Bartolls ,
Xottio Bripgs , Amy Brunei1 , Messrs. Harry
Miller , Alfred . Jasteam , Bert Wilson and
Got don" Franso. The orations were of a
high order and displayed inucli talent.
BIIOKP.N Bow , Neb. , Juno 15. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Ben. ] Ed Penn mid
Billy Ewing , aged about seventeen years ,
were arrested hero yesterday on the charge
of burglarizing Wilson Hewitt's hardware
store. They were arraigned before County
Judge Shlnn touay and pleaded guilty and
will bo sent to reform school. They had
been reading novels and concluded they
would ascend tnc hill of fame by the des
Itonds Voted ,
Oscior.Nob. : . , Juno 15. [ Special to Tin ;
BIIK. ] Osceola school district voted . ( ,500
bonds for tbo purpose of enlarging the school
house nnd putting In some other healinp ar
rangement. The district also voted to refund
SH.500 in bonds that now become duo by issu
ing now ones , so that the school debt will bo
$7,000. Oscoolu has no saloons and is not
taking in much money for the school fund
1'i'omlslii } ! Crop Outlook.
NII\WKA [ , Nob. , Juno 15. [ Special to Tin :
BII : : . ] The small grain crop hero looks
promising , but is rather short owing to the
cold , wet spring. The stnud of corn is the
best over known , but it is short owing to the
late told weather. The last few hot days
urn giving It a good color and making it grow
very rapidly. There is a prospect for all
kinds of fruits In great abundance.
Seriously Injured ,
Bnvrmcr , Neb. , Juno 15. [ Special Tele
gram to Tut Bui.J : U. B. Kunnnlls sus
tained a badly mashed leg by a vicious de
horned bull Sturday while undertaking to
remove some cattle from a pasture southwest
of the city limits. His injuries were so
severe as to necessitate the amputation of his
leg below the knee. Ills condition is con
Neb. , Juno 15. ( special Tele
gram to THE Hr.E. ) Receiver Nowtnun Erb ,
Superintendent E. Summorlleld , General At
torney Juhn Hutehings and Chief Clerk L.
F , Brothcrtonof the Kansas City , W.vandotto
& Northwestern wore in the city today con
ferring with the board of trade unit merchants -
chants generally on the freight rate question.
OSIT.OI.A , Nob. , Juno 15. [ Special to
Tin : Hr.c.I Mrs. Lowln Gusheo mot with a
severe accident hero on Saturday. While
going homo nnd down the hill out of town
the horse stumbled , throwing MM. Gusbeo
out of the cart. She was considerably
bruised and her right arm wns brouon Just
Shocked l > y Lightning.
H \-rn\o , Nob. , June 15. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bi.J : Lighlnlg struck the
residence of Mrs. Ernest Miller on the south
side this afternoon , damaging the building
to n considerable extent. Mrs. Miller and
two children were badly stunned , by tno
shock , but are not seriously Injured.
Iti'ldges Swept Away.
Biuvnit Cnv , Neb. , Juno 15. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : BuK-Tio | ! continued rains
have swelled the stream * of this vicinity ,
and yesterday the dam at the Need more
( louring mills was washed out. Bridges In
various parts of the country have been swept
Cellar County Valuation.
HAIITINOTON , Neb. , Juno 15.-Special ( to TUB
Bur. | The assessed valuation ' of Cednr
county , jis shou a by completed assessors ro-
tutns , Is Jl)5tl,0 ) 5. This Is an Increase of
moro than $100,000 over last year's valuation ,
und on a lower assessment basU.
Highway lit'ldgo Opened.
N 1:1111 : X KA CITV , Nob. , Juno Hi. [ Special
Telegram to TUB HEK. I The 13. & M. high
way bridge was opened to the publlo today.
The structure cost about $ -10,000 nud Is tbo
only highway bridge across the Missouri
between St. Joseph and Ornahu.
Sunday Sulinol Convention.
BEiTiitcf , Kob , , Juno 15. - .Special Tele
gram l TUB Bec.j-TUo state Sunday
school convention of the Christian churches
of Nebraska will convene Tor athrco days'
session In this city tomorrow.
Thrown from il Horse.
BnATincH , Nab. , Juno 15. ( Special Tele
gram to Tin : BKI : . ) Mlsi Nellie Mariow
was thrown from her homo wnllo bornebaek
riding last evening and sustained a badly
No .Smallpox Here.
NnmusKA CITY , Neb. , Juno 15. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : IlKK.J Plattsmouth and
other papers have stated that there Is smallpox
In Nebraska City. This Is not true. The
nearest case is thirteen miles out In the
jyrill'Itl.l ItKl'OItTKltLOST. .
Considerable Alarm Treated In New
York Agent * Deny It.
New YOIIK , Juno IS. Considerable alarm
wiis created down town this afternoon by a
report that the steamship Etruria of the
Cunard line had been lost at sea. The steam
ship agents snld they had no information of
nn accident and they believed the vessel to
bo all right. The Etrurla loft this port for
Liverpool on Saturday last. She had a largo
complement of passengers.
Steamship NewH ,
New YOIMC , Juno 15. [ Special to Tin :
Bui : . ) Misses Auellza Daniels , Lizzie Mar
shall and Emma Tyler nron llltlo party from
Marion , la. , who silled , under the ciccronagc
of Hev. H. It. Todd of Brooklyn , N. Y. , on
the steamship Circassia of the Anchor hue
on Saturdaj for Glasgow nnd a tour of
Mr. John Foltz of Decorab , In. , sailed
Thursday on the steamship Columbia uf the
Hamburg-American packet line.
Miss Polly Lunnlngof Tonganozll , ICnn. ,
sailed for Glasgow Thursday on the State of
At London Sighted , the Bohemia from
Wow York ; arrived , the Canada , from New
At Antwerp Arrived , the Wacsland , from
Wll.t , TJKHT T1IK L.t ' .
.South Dakota' * ; Minikin I jaw Ite-
llered ( o Itc Unconstitutional.
YVXKTOX , S. D. , Juno 13. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tin : Bti : . ] It is given out today
that the South Dakota State Bankers' asso
ciation has taken hold of the matter of mak
ing a test of the law which proscribes that
private banks must Incorporate under state
or national law. It was understood several
days ago that the test would v bo made by pri
vate individuals , but the State Bankers'as
sociation has greater moans available and
the fight will bo long nnd warm. Tnc best
legal talent in the state pronounce the law
unconstitutional nnd there ai-o circuit judges
who have slgmllcd a willingness to give an
opinion to that effect without argument. At
torney General Dollurd will consent to bavo
that done and the case will go at once to the
supreme court There arc ? 500,000 and more
In the private banks of the state , nearly
every dollar of which would ba expended
should the law be sustaiilod. The new law
takes effect September 10 and the case will
bo tuitun into court as soon thereafter as pos
sible. All private banks will continue busi
ness until the question Is settled.
South Dakota Crops.
MITCIICM , , S. D. , Juno 15. | Sp3Cial to Tun
UEK.J John D. Wood oit the Mitchell roller
mllU of this city , a prominent miller and
chairman of the executive i-oinraittcQ ' , oLMyb
South Dakota Millers' assjjyl'atlpnf hgg.Just
returtied-from a crop tnspocdiiff trip and has
been interviewed on crop prospects. Mr.
Wood said :
"I have never , throughout my Dakota ex
perience of ten years , seen as good crop pros
pects ns I have witnessed the last few days
In the counties south and east of this city.
Wheat and oats are of nu exceedingly rank
growth , nnd I believe that drouth cannot
now touch them. Flax Is coming up very
thickly. A great deal of ml'.let has been and
is being sown , and potatoes show up as well
as wheat and oats. Hyo and barley nro
standing thick and luxuriant , and corn is
looking exceedingly well. You may state
that a great deal of the talk about our corn
crop bcinir ruined by cut worms is mere bun
combe. There are of COUIMO a few Holds hero
and there that have been injured by cut
worms , but in the neighborhoods. where 1
have been traveling corn is looking fully a ?
well as the rest of the crops. I have con
versed with hundreds of farmers and all are
feeling highly elated over our prospects. "
Delimiting Treamirer Captured.
Ilrnox , S. D. , Juno 15. [ Special 'lolcgram
to Tin : Br.n.l A. B. Shontz , the defaulting
treasurer of the Pleasant View school town
ship , who skipped several months since , was
brought hero from Oregon this afternoon
and is now In Jail.
Nothing has yet been learned from Eugene
Heath , treasurer of Hartland school town
ship , who has been missing since Wednes
day. Ho Is short nearly 7-100 in school ac
counts and a snug sum realized from the sale
of wool from 150 sheep belonging to another
party. A young man named Wurren. a part
ner of Heath , Is n.'so ' missing. It is bcliovcd
that they skipped together *
During Saturday night's thunder storm
throe houses , tun miles eait of hero , were de
stroyed by llthtnlng. Ono famllv wns se
verely shocked and narrowly escaped crema
tion. Several hud stock killed and two barns
WFEfi' OX 'JfllK It.lMUV.lt.S.
The Prince of Wnles .Hakes nn Inter
Lropj/rftfftt Wl till Jtm-i ( Jnr-ln-i ll'.nn'.tt. 1
LONDOV , Juno 15. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tin : Biu.J : At Ascot
the prince \vnlesobsprvcdns if he wore
mentioning an interesting fact In natural
history : "George Lewis tolls mo the solte-
Ilor general's speech will give iho radicals
100,000 votes at the general election , " This
was ancnt the Gordon Gumming case. The
solicitor general was CummUig'H counsel.
The princess of Wales has atarted n sub
scription fur Uio benefit of 'Mrs. Grlmwood ,
the heroine of the Manipur affair.
IKItOICT Of .1IA\sL.lVGHTEIt.
Corporal PnrkliiHua Found Guilty of
Killing Private jinker.
CIIKYDNNR , Wyo. , Juno 15 , [ Special Tele-
pram to THE HCK.J Greatly to the surprise
of those who have watched the pro
ceedings In the cusoS of Corporal
Frank I ) . Parkinson , cm trial In the
district court for tno murder of Private Hay
Baker , the Jury this morn lug. after boingout
about forty hours , returned r. verdlctof mau-
Maughtor. The general impression was that
ho would bo acquitted. PurkltiEon heard the
announcement of the verdict without emo
tion. The penalty In this state for man-
( daughter Is from ouo to twenty years' tin-
Shot HH |
CINTINNVTI , O. , Juno 15. A sensational
shooting affray took plnco tills afternoon in n
florist's establishment between Charles W.
White , i\ well known attorney , and J. P.
Slough , his son-in-law , rcrcnlly employed by
the ) Cincinnati , HamiUon Duvton nulrond.
Slough has mudu charges ugiiiust his wife ,
which her father resented , and so when they
met this afternoon they both drew revolvers.
Ten shots were llred. Wbito Is perhaps
fatally injured , but Slough has only a wound
In his right hand. '
For Omaha and Vicinity Showers , fol
lowed bv clearing ; cooler.
For Minnesota , North Dakota , South
Dakota , Iowa , Nebraska , Kansas , Missouri
and Colorado Light showers ; cooler , north
erly winds ,
PTPXTPr11ll iM"i f t piPP tf p XT H
SIGNED 1 HE SEAL AGRLEMLN1S
Completion of n Modus Vivendi for a Closed
Season in Eehring Sea.
THE PRESIDENT ISSUES A PROCLAMATION.
The Arrangement lletween the United
States an.I Great Urltaln Curried
Out with a Speed Never
WASHINGTON- , Juno 15. The Proldcut
today Issued n proclamation staling Unit the
agreement for n modus vlvcndl belweon the
governments of Iho United States and Great
Britain In relation to the fur seal fisheries
In Behrlng sea hud been concluded lodny.
The agreement lasls unill next May. The
governments of both countries will prohibit
until that time , seal killing In that part of
Bchring sea cast of the line of demarcation
described In tbo treaty ot 1MJ7 between the
United States n-ul Kusshi , and on the
shores and islands thereof , in excess of 7,500
lo bo tukeu on iho islands for Iho subsistence
and care of the natives.
The arrangements Indicated in the pro
clamation were carried to completion with a
degree of speed without precedent in his
tory , it Is stated that the parliament agree
ment was signed Ibis morning by Sir Julian
Patincefote hud Mr. Wharton'assistant sec
retary of state , and the presidential proclam
ation followed as quickly as It could bo pre
The navy department will bo ad
vised of the proureas of the noiro-
nations nnd orders are now in
preparalion for Iho immcdlalo dispatch of
naval vessels from San Francisco lo Alaska ,
whore they will assist the three revenue cut
ters in the task of driving otT poachers.
The agreement authorises the vessels of
either country to sel/.ooffenders of the ether
country , which , however , nro to bo turned
over to Ihclr respective authorities for trial.
The department of state today made public
the correspondence on the subject of the
Uchrinir sea seal llshories which has taken
place since May'JO last. The mutter begins
with a note dated Juno 'I , submitted by Sir
Julian Pauncofoto In reply lo Secretary
Blaine's letter of May ! . In that letter
the sccrclary says lhat soon after the
adjournment bf congress lie submitted to the
minister a proposition for n mod us vivcndl
pending the result of the arbitration. This
was in substance that sealing be totally sus
pended by both nations , and subsequently
Iho proposition was modified lo allow 7 , . > ( U
seals lo be killed to maintain the natives.
To Ibis proposition Sir Julian Paiiucefote
replied with an amended draft of an agree
ment which opens this mass of correspond
ence. This drafted ngrcuincnt in its llr.-tt
nrlicle differs from the 0110 signed today , ns
above , in covering by the interdict
against killing In the whole of Bohrini :
sea nnd its islands. It nlso provided
for British consuls to the Islands this sum
mer , and provided that unless the assent of
Kussla bo obtained to the convention it
should not coma into operation.
In reply the president offered n proposition
suggcst'ng such changes ns would give lo the
modus vivendl the same territorial extent as
In the proposals for arbitration. The presi
dent also replied that no British consular
functions could be exercised on the Behring
sea islands. He was willing , however , that
facilities might bo extended Great Britain
-for invesUffatlng nt tboUlu.nds . nnyfacta
involved in the controversy tobo nrbltraUHl.'t '
Tho'bringing of Russia Into Uio affair'at this
time would prove simply prohibitive of
ngreemonls upona modus vivcndl and could
not. be granted by Ihe Unilod States.
In Lord Salisbury's reply the premier
thinks Britain should bo grunted a consul on
the islands to sco that no moro than 7,500
seals wore taken. This wns regarded ns in-
dispenslblo. Tbo demand to take Russia
into Iho situation wns withdrawn by Salis
bury , but ho ur od that the interdict apply
to all of Behring sea , and In elos > iug urgeu
lhat the terms of arnltrullon bo settled
In reply ihu president slnlca that the limi-
lailon of Iho killing of souls upon Ihe islands
is nbsolulely within the control of the Unilcd
Slules , as a dally count is made by sworn of-
licers. The president Is sure that Lord Salis
bury will not question the absolute good
fnitn of the government in observing its
stipulation to limit the catch to 7,500. This
government , could not , of course , consent to
arrangement Unit Implied such a doubter
or Invi Iviid any foreign supervisions on the
island. The president resumed his offer to
allow her majesty's ' qovornment to send to
the seal Islands an ofllcor with a view to
collecting facts that might bo involved in the
arbitration. As to agreeing to Iho terms of
arbitration , that mailer must wait.
This went to England by wire and on Juno
8 , Salisbury's reply was received. In this a
counter proposition wns submitted to the
United States. Ho accepts Iho proposed
plan for admitting British subjects to the
l.slunds , but ho adds to the already agreed
proposition that 7,500 seals might bo taken bv
tho'Uuitcd States Iho words ' 'Taken on the
shores and Island as food skins and not for
tax or shipment. "
In replying to this Mr. Harrison declares
this to ba an extraordinary proposal and not
clear . "This condition " ho
n ouo. HOW , says ,
"is entirely inadmissible and inconsistent
with the assent already given by her
majesty's government to the proposition of
Iho United Slates in that behalf. The presi
dent is surprised that it should now be suggested -
gestod that aono of Iho skins of Iho 7,501) ) lo
bo caught should bo removed from the
island , und he does not understuml how
British Interests can bo promoted by allowing
them to go to waste. "
Ko urdtug the British claim Hint the inter
dict shall cover nil Hehring sea , the
.shores und islands Included , Ihe president
points out that the shores and Ulund * belong
to thu United Stntes , holnir within the terri
torial limits , nud any mutual policing of the
Uniled States territorial waters its undis
puted property involved an insoparblo difil-
cully on our part und a concession which no
Independeut government could bo oxpeolod
to make. The president once moro formu
lates the agreed points and his own views ns
indicated on others In a proposition tor a
modus vlvendi. This teller of the president
bore date of Juno 8 , and proved lo bo the
ultimate ; form of the agreement which was
signed today. It was cabled to England.
Juno 10 Hullshury's llnal reply was de
livered , in which be accepts the president's
form of agreement lor a modus vlvendi. He
accepts , though , on condition tnnt the United
Slates will concur In a reference to it Joint
commission lo ascertain what permanent
measures are necessary for the preservation
of the fur seal specie in the northern Pacific
On Juno 11 the state department roponds ,
agreeing to iho appointment of such joint
commission , such nn agreement to bo signed
simultaneously with the convention of arbl-
irutlou and to bo without prejudice to the
questions lo be submitted to thu arbitrators.
In the Fame communication iho president
muncs Monday , June 15 , 10 u. m. , as Iho limu
for signing the agreed proposals and Puuucu-
fete Is notllled accordingly.
Secretary Tracy todaj sent lo the com
manding officer of Ihu United Stales ttcumur
Mohlrun orders substantially tiio sumo as
tluiso suut by the treasury dupnrtmcnt lo Iho
revenue cutter L'orwln this afternoon. The
ordnr sa.vs | n part : "After two weeks emitt
ing In tliu neighborhood of PribylolT Islands
rcndc/voua nt Siiuil Point , PopolT island , one
of the Sumagln group , with the Thetis and
Alert , nnd await further instructions by
Murioa. Furnish copy of this order to com-
miuulliig onicL-r uf Alerl mid direct him to
comply with It. The Thcti.ivlH proceed at
ouco to Sand Point , PopolT island , u favorite
rcndn/.vous of Ihe sealers , 10distribute cople.s
of ihu proclamation lo thusa found there. The
Alert will nUu promptly proceed lo Alaskan
waters and will bo followed later on by the
Mnrlun with subsequent Instructions that
may bo framed. "
Sued on NotcH.
NEW YOHK , Juno 1ft.-.Special to TUB
BKE. I Tuo Notthwestern , National bank of
Aberdeen , S. p. , has sued AlpUoiwo
of New York city for two promlssnrv notes.
The bank got Judgment for M.S'MI.IT against
Miinccr. The bank loaned him this money
for which ho gave thi-m his notes nnO when
Ihe notes became duo ho refused to pay.
Mungcr is president of the Mungor it riicmns
loan nnd trust associntii corner Cortlnnd
street and Broadway , N . i'ork.
What I Ins Meen anils Hint Will Mo
Hone hy the ( Jic . 'iinent ,
WsiiiMiTov , Juno 15.oeclal to Till :
BII : : . | Thooniclnls In the " H-uttvo depart
ments are making propani is to carry for
ward the public works wit ho money that
will become available on Ji I , Hie opening
of the new tlscal year. 1 innot be said ,
though , that a great deal in .0 way of Im
provements is to bo done In Nebraska , but
what there Is of it Is worth brief notice.
The only new publlo building authorised In
the state U that for Ileatricc , where Ihero
will uccoinu available $00,000 lo civet n
structure for the poslulllce und other govern
ment uses , in which there will bo lireproof
vaults , elevators and other modern appli
ances. Thu full amount of ? i0,000 ! Is now on
hand for thu completion of the postofllce
building nt Fremont. With the working
pluns llnishcd the supervising architect says
that work on the structure will be pushed ui
much as possible.
While the posiofllco and court house at
Lincoln Is complete , the supervising architect
says thai Ihe grounds iitmtit the building
need some little attention nnd in consequence
Sl.OOO will bo spent In their improvement.
Little progress has been made toward
giving Omaha a publlo building which will
prove an ornament to the city nnd bo equal
to the necessities of both government and
people. As Is known , congress two ye.irs
ngo appropriated ifiOO.OOO to purchase a site
nnd begin the construction of Iho building.
The site has been bought at the full limit of
$100,000 , leaving as * nvnilnble for the con
struction account $ -00,000. This money is
still ot : hand. Congress was asked at the
last siS.ston tiy the secretary of the
treasury to make a further appro
priation of $ : tOO,000 , but the commit
tee on appropriations refused to
put the Item in the sundry civil bill , ns Iho
opinion held lhat the money available was 'ill '
that could be prolltuhly expended in a binglo
year. There is still another hitch. The
supervising architect has held up t hum's this
long because of the hope that congress would
extend the limit of cash for thu improvement ,
both site nnd building , beyond fl/'DO.OOO , the
original limit named. He says the skoteli
plans must contemplate a building complete ,
including the beating apparatus , olevatois
and approaches , and that nothing could be
done in this direction until it is ascertained
exactly how much money is to go inlo Ibo
The only expenditure contemplated by tbo
light house establishment , thai has any local
interest is that for Uio maintenance of the
system ot post lights in operation on the
Missouri river , nnd intended to aid naviga
tion by night. Provision Is made lor twenty-
six of these lights , covering a distance of INI
The general fund for the construction and
enlargement of military posts will bu drawn
on fer Iho building lo be done nt Fort
Crook , formerly Fort Omaha , the only limit
ation buing that the cost of this post shalfnol
For the repair and erection of biiilillngs.In-
cluding healing apparatus , and for the sup
port of pupils at thu Indian school , Genoa ,
there can bo used iiJOU'JO. '
This is about all that will be done in Ne
braska In the way of public improvemonls.
In this connection it , is worth while to give
a full statement , of tbo expenditure's .which
fiavo been. made by tbo'-ifoverhniq'ijt for f > Ub ; ,
lie buildings in Nebraska. Of course It is
well Known that In this respect thii cast has
been more fortunate than the west. Indeed ,
it has been only in the recent past that west
ern representatives In congress have waked
up to Iho fact that they have not been gel
ling a full share of governmental favors of
this kind. The following ura the allow
Omaha court house and post office : Actual
cost , of constructionl5iOOU..K ; ' ! ; cosl of altera
tions and repairs , $ l-l,070.i : ) : ; total cost of
work , filil'77.'J'i. ( ) ' ' The site for llils structure
was donated In 1S70.
Lincoln poslollico and court houao : Actual
cost of construction , ? l'b'JIH.lS ) ( ; costol alter
ations and repairs , il-r > 07.2S ; total cost of
work , $ . 'JIOSI1. ' , ' ( ! . The site was donated to
the government in 1S7H.
Nebraska City postoftlco and court , house :
Actual cost ol construction , $ iO.Vi'j7. , > ( ! ; cost
of alterations nnd repairs , & " > ' . ) ; total cost of
work , * lcit.oir ( ) : : ; cost of site , fi.lO'J.fiO.
This statement , ol course , refers only to
completed buildings , as those in course of
construction have already been noticed. The
total expenditures for those. Improvements
have amounted to J.lsT.ll'.M.ll.
it costs quite a sum each year for the euro
and preservation of those buildings , ns will
bo seen from the following estimate of such
expenses made by the treasury for the next
fiscal year : Omaha postofllco und court
house , & .V.IIO ; Lincoln postofllco and court
house , f.'lOiX ) ; Nebraska City poslofllco and
court houso. ? lbOO.
There are stales oven across Iho Mississippi
river which htivo received much greater
fuvor than Nebraska In this class of congres
sional gifts. For inslnnco , Texas has secured -
cured eleven public buildings. The few
already in Nebraska , however , ought to In-
et'easo the clmnces in the next congress of
these local cities that are hankering after anew
now postofilco or court house.
siorx CTIT sm : Mi.r.i"rr.i : > .
Asslstint Secretary Crounso today ap
proved the selection of the site for the now
federal building in Sioux City. The selec
tion was made by Chief Clerk McLean of the
supervising architect's ofllco nnd the lot
chosen is located on the corner of iJouglns
and Sixth streets. The price to bo paid is
Sil.OOO. There were thirteen sites offered in
all , ranging in prieo from $10JU ' ) lo $75,000.
CllAN.i-i : IN . AIUliS. :
The following changes In salaries of the
postmasters of the second class in Nebraska
will lukooffocl Julv 1 :
IS''O. ' 18i ! | .
I'rninont . tiiiH ) f.r : > "o
Ku.Tiiry . 2.10J 'J.IIUO
South Omaha . . . S.dOO 71)0
Changes In salaries of postmasters ol iho
second cljiss In Iowa lo lake effect July 1 :
1MW. ISO ) .
Atliintlo . K',100 t.ii : ( )
IICKIIIU . , . 1.1KV"HO )
t'llnton. . . . . . , . i'.ftiO IMjju
Deviimli . B.IIW ir.'OO
Tort Uodno . V',103 'J.viK )
( irinnell . I'.OfiO L'.UK )
limiidlty . f..4KI ( ' . ' .MO
Ki'oUnk . i.7lXI ! i'.HiKi
Mason City . l.lmo ' . ' .DUO
Mount I'loasnut . .MM1 ' . ' .VIMI
Oskaloosii . .VtiW V.liO
K iil ! On k . . . 1,114) ) J.O'W
Hhumiuduah . I..OO " , IKJ
A\ACO.\Mr.t f.OWUU 311X1 N.
Agent ill' Iho llenrst llhtuto
Knowledge ol' Tholr Sato.
SAN PuAWiM-o , Juno 15. Irwln C. Stump ,
ngont for thu Huarat estate , which Is one of
the principal owners of the Anaconda copper
mines , denied any knowledge of the probable
sale of these mines as reported In the eastern
dispatches. Ho staled lliui Ihu property wus
bonded to an Knglibh curpornliim known us
the Exploration company , and lhat the bond
will expire October I , IV.il. The Kngllsh
people have not , it Is stated , glvnn any notl-
licntion that they inland lo uuy iho mums In
Jiihtli'o I muiir In .New OrleniiH ,
Niw : OIII.CANS La. , Juno -Asnoc'lnta
Justice L , C. ( j. Lamar of the United Stales
supreme court is hero to form the United
States court uf appeals in this district tomor
row in accordance wuh net of the last con
gress , .ludgo Pu.rdco will pi'caido tomorrow
and will prcbldo p rmnnontly.
Forent I'Mrl-H Still linking ; .
Hr. JOHN , N. B. , Juno 15. There were sov-
cral shower * Saturday and Saturday night ,
bill not suftlcicnt rain , fell to extinguish the
forest dro * which huvo been raging in vur
IOUH parts ot tbo province. > 'unsuloradio ' .in
struction of properly has occurred wilhiu a
ilioit Ulstaucu ol llm Citj.
SCENES OF HORROR AT BALE
Ouo Hundred and Twenty Lives Lost in tbo
SCORES OF OTHERS BADLY INJURED ,
.Venrly Kvery Family In the City
3lnnriiK the Loss of Some Keln-
llvo or Dear Friend
Bi'.uvi : , Juno 15. The totnl number of
people who lost their lives yesterday ny the
collapse of iho railroad bridge on ttio
MoencheiiMteiu & Hule railroad. IK now placed
nt f.'O , with hundreds more or Ics.s Injured.
Another account of the disaster says : Fifty-
seven bodies have already been re
covered , and It Is known that forty per
sons were severely wounded. It
is feared that many others are dead whoso
bodies have nol been found. The victim *
nro mostly lending cltl/.ens of Bale und its
Scenes which were heartrending were wit
nessed in Hulo today when the bodies of a
largo number of the victims were taken
there by sorrowing relatives. Several mini-
lies were practicably wiped out of oxi.stcnoa
In the disaster , the full extent of wliicn 13
not known even at tins hour. Halo Is now a
scene of bitter desolation und mourning.
Nearly every family in Ihu city may be sutd
to 1'uvo been touched by the ciiliimltv. for
these families who have not uctuully lost ono
of their memberi have dour friends or no-
qunltituiirc.s Oil her amom : the duul or among
those who lire mourning the less of relatives.
These who are wounded Include soiimuv ser
ious injuries that almost each hour records
another death or another case In which phy
sicians give up all hope of .saving the pa
lOverythlng the local and munlclp.il authori
ties can do to help the wounded , recover the
dead or assist those In distress Is being done.
Clergymen , priests and physicians , a largo
forcn of troops und firemen , und scores of
vehicles to be used ns umbulai.ces have been
dispatched to Ihe scene ot the wreck. The
troops nnd llremen uro briskly ong.iired
removing the wreckage , recovering the bodies
of tlie dead and Irat.spoiling iho wriiimlod
to hospitals. The physicians anil mlnUters
of the gospel uro doing noble work in admin
istering to Iho wounded or comforting the
The neighborhood of the collapsed bridge
now resembles in mmiy features , episodes
after a bailie , or ihe closing act In .somo war
like struggle. Still moro so was this Iho case
lust night , when the river bunks were
Illuminated by huge liros and troops und
llreinen were wnruiair unceasingly ,
dragging the river for the dead ,
nursing the wounded nnd keeping
guard around the spot \ \ nero it was not
thought udViS.iblo to admit the crowds of
people who had ( locked to the scene from
every village in the canton The work of
the soldiers in dragging Ihu river wus greatly
impeded by the fact Hint the stream win
considerably swollen by mulling snow. Thus
the waters curried away many bodies nud
several days of dredging will bo required bo-
foiij Ihe soldiers work will bo completed.
That ' 'somebodv" Is to blame for the acci
dent nobody doubts , tut the people are so
taken up with thuir preso'it duty thnt the
question of blame * has been poslponod for the
present from olllcial consldorallon.
; -T.hOKtalo of terrible excitement into which
the Inhabitant * were plunged -yesterday by
the Moonohens'eln rnbroiid disaster con
tinued this afternoon. Shortly after the iiiMt
horror of Iho crushing engines and c.ira
through the bridge and into the swiftly
running stream had died away the survivors
of the accident saw u scene which must have
rivalled in horror Iho most ho.irlrending
features of the Johnstown disaster in the
United States. Beneath the bridno was a
liidcous mass of debris Intermixed with
still broithlnir holds. besp.ittoroJ . with blood
and brains , ] .rntriming arms und legs , bloody
garments of all descriptions , huts ami bon
nets , umbrellas and parasols , hand ! ) und feet ,
while llo.tllng down Ihe stream were iiuin-
hors of dead bodies and faintly struggling
men , women and children , u few now and
then utlcring horrible erioi of terror or
emitting those fearful , gurgllmr , suffocating ,
moaning gasps peculiar to drowning persons.
After the tir.st moment of practical p.iraly-
sis. which followed the revolution of this horror
ror Iho survivors did their , utmost to rosetio
these whoso lives were lu danger. The work
uf pulling these who run.uim d in Ihu Iwo
suspended curs from Iho perilous position in
which they were placed wius one of great
danger und dllllcully , und resulted In n num
ber of instances of heroic conduct.
In the meanwhile inesieiigors wera dis
patched on nil sides for medical relief , wLicli
wus most earnestly needed by the hundreds
, if wounded people , whoso distressing erics
for help and prayers to Cod ! to relieve them
from their sufferings were most huurlrond-
ng. Though everything possible wus dona
by tbo survivors , some time naturally elapsed
be fora physicians reached the spot. Troops
und dromon were next to arrive nnd they did.
good service in many ways , so much that by
nightfall sixty bodies hud been recovered
from the wreck ami from the mountain
.stream Into which Uio engines and airs of
Iho exclusion train hud plungeC.
When iho rolulives of Iho dead nnd wounded
began to arrive and Identify some of the vio-
Llms there wns another most awful series ol
incidents. The wildest grief was o.xprcssjd
nil sides. Weeping nnd mouuinir tilled
the air und several people were forcibly re
trained from eustlni. themselves headlong ;
Half insane with gnof , Into the .stream which
( lows by the river's banks strewn with Iho
As nicht drbw near another crowd of coun
try people and citizens of Bale gathered
around Uio lutal spot , taxing Iho power of
ihe military to Uio'utmo.sl In the efforts of
: no people to got a neuter and
closer view of Iho horrors piled beneath
thu bridge. To such an extent did
Ibis desire prevail thai crowds of people Iml-
tatod the soldiers , firemen and railroad men
md bivouacked lor tno night In ihu vicinity
of the broken bridge. Cariosity , of course1 ,
mil u great deal to do with this dOMi'o , but oil
the other band Ihero wore many hundreds of
pi-oplo who galhered there In hope of finding
Unit some dear ono hud not perished by Ihu
crush and If such win Iho case lo take his OD
licr body liumo und there prepare It toe
When the work of recovering the bodies
was begun seventeen bodies lying close to
gether were first taken up and laid in an ad *
jncent orchard. As the wreckage wns cleared
iway thi ) bodies of the dead wore found elosd
together in ghastly confusion lu an almost
inextricable mass of debris.
Most of Iho bodies recovered were dread *
fullv mutilated. A dead molhor wu.s round
Holding In her arms her lifeless b.i'io ' , whllu
another child lay across her hodv. Several
other lumllv groups were soon joined by n
common fate. Forty bodies which my In a
freight slierl were recognized toduy , mostly
ns these of Inlmlillunts of liule. An exact
iwllmutn of the niimlKir of Ihu killed Is still
mpossihm. Thuro uro several persons miss *
ing and oUu'is In hospitals are slnklnir , who
will probably have to bo added to the ulti
mate total of the deud.
ThedoluilBof the Mocncbonsteln disaster
| irov" that the bridge broke down under the
siicnr weight of the locomotives. The lirat
engine hud passed over Iho iibulmenl safely ,
litii was drugged hack by iho second engine ,
when iho whole fabric collapsed , iho unginen
nnd train loppling Into the water. The first
engine wunt tnlo the river chimney tir.it und
turned over on its aldo. The soeouil full vor-
licully nnd ronialn.s standing uprli-h' In tha
stream. Five carriages were thrown Inlo
Iho wulcr and were reduced to a mius of
wreckut'o. At the portion where the accU
denl occurred the river Is only four font deep.
F 10111 sovujity lo eighty were crushed lo
Uiiuth. Tim driver and tliu stokur of tin
second engine miraculously oic.ipid witU
Al New Orlc'ins tl ittt' uf thu state 'ifaliit
M < > sidi ami i . "lie v for lirii'inK tuliun < r
i He . - wa * " t inj.'it lu Ktve
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