Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 05, 1893, Image 1

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fli Was Recovered from the Bhlverick-Mauror
Wreck Yesterday Morning.
vondlllon of the tVoiimloil Men About the
ft Insurance Speculations n to tli
II Flro'n Origin Punil for the
Itercaved l ° ninlllc .
r The feebler expiring flames of the disas
trous conflagration thnt destroyed the Shlv-
jprick building Saturday night vanished with
lo darkness this morning. The dawn bo-
Jold the streams still playing on the smoul-
Coring embers , nnd the weary flremcn who
[ fed fought t'io elements all through the
klormy uight lingered patiently at their
Tests. They had conquered the flames , but
Ijliclr thoughtful faces nnd half whisccrcd
iionverontlon evinced the sadness with
lyiilch they regarded the terrible cost.
| { Ono of their comrades had perished before
| , iielr eyes and his crushed and lifeless body been berne uway to the morgue. Others
I ad been taken to the hospital , whcro they
Mil lingered whllo the eternal shadows
| rrcpt : closer and hung with direful menace
} iver their bruised and blooding forms. And
hey wOll know thnt beneath the smoulder-
S , blackened mass of brick and timbers lay
[ * , ho mangled corpse of another of their num-
ricr , for whom the funeral bell would toll
[ when bridal chimes should have announced
g'lls ' merry wedding day.
Some of them had manned the trucks
[ iVhcn the Grand Central went down with
i burden ot gallant men. nnd now for the
jliird tlmo saw their comrades fall victims
[ v the deadly embrace of flame nnd falling
Avails. Then as now tlio victims wcro among
lho ) most daring nnd faithful men in the de
partment , und tholr mournful fate dispensed
fi gloomy pall , which would not lift for many
f round I'lpomnn Oiiraj's Corpse.
q''Aslt ' bccamo evident that the bla/ohnd
lurremiercd most of the companies were
font homo to rent after the hard light and
Inly n couple of streams wcro loft playing on
i'lo ' blackened walls. It was not until 8
j.'clock that the firemen who had been dig'
} Ins In the ilubrls of the Maurcr building
i'ound ' the body of Pipcman Ouray of hose
I lo. 7. Ho was n little back of the middle of
ho building when bo was overtaken by the
Lescending shower of the ruins which cov-
t red him to a depth of several fcot. His
ptody was tciribly crushed and mangled , and
Ml seemed certain that his death was instan-
yineous and that ho was mercifully spared
-ho horrors of Imprisonment nlivo in the
'turning ruin. Ills body was removed to the
Inorgiio where an inquest u ill bo held on
Jooth the dead firemen today.
V Almost ns soon as it was daylight the curl-
pus crowd that had braved the storm the
flight before returned to loiter around the
I ruins. The lire line was still enforced by the
| police , and the visitors wcro compelled to re
main at a safe distance from the walls. As
I these moved away others eum'o , and proba-
i lily not less than ! 25,000 pcoplo visited the
' ruins during the forenoon.
When the firemen ceased throwing water
on the debris an engine was sent for and
, stationed In front of the Shiverick building
; to pump the water out of the basement. The
j'collar was full to the level of the sidewalk ,
f' ' . .nd It required several hours to transfer the
deluge into the nearest catch basin.
' Condition of Iho Idling.
Sucn portions of the walls ns remained
standing after the flrst fatal displacement
| are still Intact. The roar of the Shiverick
kbullaing was totally demolished in the bo-
Vanning of the conflagration and carried with
lit the greater part of the side walls. The
Vvcst wall fell outward nnd descended with
liondcrous forcq on the wooden structure of
Iho Mauror building , crushing It like an egg
' hell. Morris , Cox and Ouray were on the
I oof of the Mauror building when without a
[ ircrnonitory warning the overhanging mass
I'.cscendcd ' on their heads. They wcro car-
[ led down with the building nnd it is re
garded ns miraculous that ono of thorn
Iscapod nlivo. The cast twenty-two fcot of
iho front wall of the Shiverick building is
I till standing and the remainder only lucks
Iho upper story which fell early Saturday
( veiling. Chief Gnlllgan is o' the opinion
Vat the wall Is safe with the oxceidion of
lie remaining twenty-two fcot of the upper
lory , which may yet crumble and fall.
iTho basements of the Pabst headquarters
lid of the Iron Bank building wcro flooded
lltli water and the stock of liquors in the
liscmcnt of the Pabst building was slightly
[ imaged. The sewer connections wcro
Token open yesterday and the accumulated
lolsture was easily dispobcd of. Early In
lo afternoon tlio shattered timbers of tlio
lilvcrlck building again began to burn , dc-
Iito the avalanche of water that had been
lured over them. A couple of companies
Ire summoned by telephone and the inclpl-
p'blnza was soon extinguished.
Dreadful War of r.lement * .
liVhcn the conflagration wns at its height
Iturday night , nnd Jusi before the walls
Ircumbcd , tlio scene was a remarkable
lectncular effect. All the elements of
I rth and heaven seemed combined In mad
lid unearthly warfare. The flumes from
10 burning building mounted fifty feet
love tlio roof nnd moaned in conflict with
lie beatings ot the storm , The rain falling
l > seemingly exhaustions torrents arovo the
Inoho down into the midst of the crowd nnd
Illed the gutters u 1th a flowing tide which
I'omod out of place In the face of tlio fiery
llaze , Over all the lightning flashed Inccs.
Imtly , ns if to \\lththoglowlng flumes
lolow , und lent n wlcrd Hndcnn tinge that
reined In striking harmony with thu crash
Jf falling glass und the hoarse shouts which
llrcctcd the work of the llro fighters.
I Chief Gailigan wns the first fireman to nr-
llvooii the spot uhi'ii the alarm sounded and
Imminrcl nil night and all day ycbtcrduy.
lovernl ladders belonging to thu hook nnd
[ .dder companies wore broken by falling
lulls and \\Ulhavo to bo icplaccd. During
lie progress of the flro an explosion occurred
11 the basement of the Khlvcrick building
rhlch blow up about ten square fcot of the
tdowulk In liont. It Is supposed to have
loon caused by the combustion of varnish or
pcohol which wus stored in the basement.
Wounded Men Doing Well.
I The firemen injured Saturday night are In
Imuch moro hopeful Condition than was at
I'-st anticipated. Gcorgo Coulter , whllo
§ \dly \ bruised about the head , face nnd
I'louldors , was resting quite easily yestcj <
Liy evening , and has had quite u good deal
ft rcfreshlnB sleep. Morris , who Is at the
I'rcsbytoriuu hospital , Is not so well off , but
lr. Homers thinks ho will pull through all
llgnt. He suffered a sovcro contusion of the
Icalpundo bad frncturoof the law , which
Imd been broken before. Connellylo is
lilso at the hospital , is In a fair way to
l-ocovcr , being , probably , In better condition
than Morris. His bend was terribly cut , his
back injured and hU loft nnklo sprained , and
In addition ho wns burned iu so\cu or eight
Tilaccs on his body nnd logs ,
Captain Cuff and Charlie Ellington , who
vero both hurt about the head , shoulders
lind Jcgs , although suffering n good deal of
Tain , uro expected to bo nblo to get about In
i short timo.
1'Jio bodies of Captain Cox and Plpemnn
Juray nro at Maul's undertaking roomi
being prepared for burial , So frightfully
laiuiigled uro. they that one looking nt them
i ( hey now appear , so terribly bruised nu < l
.burned , can hardly bollovo that before him
lite Iho bodies of what wcro , less than two
lihort days ago , two strong , robust , manly
Imcu , full of life and hope and vior. Poor
lOuray wns to have married on Wednesday
Inext Miss Leonlo Hobcrts , who was , up to
Saturday , an employe in the bindery of the
lOninha Printing company , and who lives on
LJpurtecnth street , between California and
lyVobster , The unfortunate girl had pre
pared her trousseau uud Onruy had been
lsr uted ten days leave of uUcuce , and Uer
lover's untimely death In the face of the
hnpnlncsi that should have been theirs has
well nigh prostrated the sweetheart widow ,
Ouray entered the department In October ,
1801 , and was attached to hose No. 7 , where
ho has slnco remained. Ho was quiet ,
steady , reliable , very popular and n
thoroughly good man , nnd his death is
mourned by every man in the department.
Ouray was born In Smith county , Virginia ,
in 1H71. His parents are dead. Ucforo ho
Joined the llro department ho was engineer
at the Pacltlc Express company's building.
Ho was to have been married on Wednesday
nnd had furnished .1 homo for his bride.
At n a. m. the injured men wcro resting
easy , having passed a good night.
Shlvcrlck'i liiiiirnncc.
Mr. Charles Shlvorlcic nnd hU bookkeeper ,
Captain Scarff , visited the ruins yesterday
and watched the workmen digging away the
debris In an attempt to got at the safe. The
strong box is buried twenty fcot under the
ruins and it will probably take a couple of
days to roach It.
Regarding the insurance Mr. Shlvcrlclc
said : "Wo have at the present time Insur
ance amounting to between $33,000 nnd $90-
000. Our stock at the time of the fire was
worth to us fully $100,000 , perhaps a llttlo
more , but not much. "
In reply to the question asking what com
panies carried his policies , Mr. Shlvorlcic
said that contrary to the rule all tx > ltcles
ivcro In the safe and ho could not tell until
.hat . was dug up and opened.
"The list of Insurance companies carrying
ur losses as reported In the World-
lerald , Is away off. They evidently
opted that list from our last
Iro. Slnco that tlmowo have
hanged companies and now probably only
: iold policies In tw'o or three on that list. "
Inspector Hnrttnan was at the scene dur-
ng the afternoon , but declined to give any
stimulo of the loss , ilo said that it would
: ako a good half day's work for the clerks in
ils ofllco to got at the exact amount of In-
uranco carried by the Sim-cricks.
How llil It StnrlT
The origin of the flro remains as deep a
mystery as when the flames were first dls-
. overed leaping from the roof and the front
windows. At first the theory was fully ex-
n'cssed that lightning was responsible for
.lie disastrous conflagration , and that the
cloctrlu wires had assisted materially In con
veying the spark to the combustibles in the
building. With the excitement attendant
upon such events allayed , other theories are
ndvanccd , and electricity Is not held alone
responsible for the awful work of Saturday
night. These acquainted with the science
of electricity and its workings are loth to
bcltovo that the llro originated in
hat manner. Electricians nro more
or loss acquainted with the freaks of licht-
ing , nnd after turning the matter over In
their minds , some of them have reached the
'onelnsiim thnt It was impossible for a bolt
to gain entrance to the building through the
brick walls or iron shutters at the windows.
Uoth are pronounced nonconductors , and
will act as a perfect Insulator to whatever
might be on the opposite side. The roof ot
the building was considered fireproof , and
as it is pretty generally- thought by these
first upon the ground that tlio tire found its
origin on the second or third floors near the
center of the room , the theory that the
'ightnlng found its way through the roof will
lurdly stand. But as' to the exact manner
u which the flames were kindled no ouo
ventures an absolute opinion.
Wires lu Good Condition.
Shortly after the Shiverick flro last fall
M. .1. Cowglll , now the city electrician , made
an inspection of the wiring in the building.
IIo found it to bo first class in every particu
lar and could not ascertain where there was
any probability of fire originating from that
source. lie has made no examination since ,
and is not aware that any changes have
been mado. IIo reserves his opinion upon
thomattcr until ho has examined the trans
formers that are burled underneath the
debris. Tlio transformers are iron recepta
cles , varying lu si o , and are used to protect
the outside wire and inside wire cells by
which ono is connected with the other. If
the electric bolt gained entrance to the
building in that manner orasiblo evidence of
it will exist In the box.
Chief Gailigan is a believer in the electric
bolt theory. IIu says that he was standing
at the Paxton corner , when ho noticed the
flames leaping skyward , and that but a few
moments before two balls of flro illumed the
firmament. Ills experience with fires has
covered twenty-seven years In Omaha alone ,
and ho feels satisfied that it would bo impossible -
possible for a number of men to bo in an ad
joining building and not dotcct the smell of
smoke , If the conflagration nad started in ar
ordinary way , or was smouldering. It sprcat
with too great a rapidity , ho thinks , to have
originated In any other manner. The point
where the bolt entered lie docs not know , bui
ho believes that that is the way in which
the flro started.
IllsouNtlui ; the Lightning Theory.
Ono of the best known electricians in town
discussed the question quite freely , and in
the course of his remarks said : "I do noi
understand how an electric bolt could have
entered the building , although there Is a
bare chance that It did. These brick walls
were noncondnctlvo unless they were soaked
with water. The Iron shutters in the rear
were also. I take no stock whatever In the
theory that the bolt was carried Into the
building over the electric wires. If It was ,
evidence of the fact will bo found when an
examination Is made of the transformers , or
converters , as we call them , that wcro on
the outside of the building. It would have
had to pass through there , and that I con
sider next to Impossible. The transformer
is an iron receptacle , and they vary in size.
Within tlio outside wire is coiled many
times , as is the Inside , and the connection is
thus made , making the outside wiring Inde
pendent of tlio Inside , Tlio cells are proba
bly an inch apart , nnd between them is
placed insulating materi'ils. To have gained
entrance the bolt would have had to leap
from ono cell to the other. This probably
would have been the cnso , as the
voltage would have-been sufficient to force
the leap. But before the bolt had entered
the box It undoubtedly would have torn it
Into fragments and broken the connection.
As I understand it the wiring in the build
ing was all exposed to view. In sucli a case if t
the bolt entered the building , it would have
had to coma In contact with a gas plpo or
scmo othoi : conductor to have loft the copper
wire , which was capable of conducting it
and would not have been burned out. In
view of the filets I da not consider that elec
tricity is responsible for Ilia fire , ami believe
it will haw to bo traced to some other
orifhi , "
The insurance men are desirous of an in
vestigation Into thu matter , and a well
known underwriter whoso companies hold
iwlleles , saiu that an effort would bo made to
locate the real origin of the flro. Ho has
hopes that the elcutrlo bolt theory will be
exploded and that spontaneous combustion
or some other cause will bo fully established
and held responsible for the flames.
AVlll Tear Mown the VVulls.
After looking over the ruins yes today after-
noonUuItdlng ) Inspector Tilloy said that he
would commcncq this morning and have all
thu unsafe wails removed. That moans all
of the walls from the Iron bank on the east
to tlio I'abst building on the west. Colonel
TilJcy said that the , walls of the Sblverick
building above the second floor wcro alto
pettier too light and cave that as the reason
lor their fulling. Ho said thnt such r
building could not bo put up now as tin
laws prevented the erection of such shoddy 0y
Fund for tlio Families.
A movement was itartcd yesterday tc B
raise a fund for the benefit of the famlllc 3
of the deau and injured firemen. Kov , T , J ,
.Mackay , rector of All Saints Episcopal
church , took the initiative in the movement
And at the close of the morning services
umdo a special pica In behalf of the fuinllle :
of the llromcn who fell on Saturday night.
The result was a collection amounting to f3l
which will bo dovotcd to this worthy cause.
Yesterday afternoon Chief Gailigan of the
flro department received a telegram from
ex-Mayor Gushing , who is in Los Angeles ,
btatlng thnt bo would give f 100 to a fund foi
the families of the iircmcu who fell iu the
performance of their duty.
Other prominent citizens expressed i
willingness to contribute to the fuml.und
the matter will probably assume dcnniu
shape today.
formal Installation of the Now American
Minister to Qermanyi
President Cleveland' * Appointee Itccelvoil
with n Ncnt I.Hllo Speech na the
Part of the Kmporor
Ills Itciily.
N , Juno 4. William Walter Phelps ,
the retiring United States minister , pre
sented at the castle thisnoon * his letter of
recall. Immediately afterwards Fricrher
Maschal von Uobcnstcln , minister of foreign
affairs , introduced to the emperor Thcodoro
Hunyon , the now minister. Mr. illunyon
were the uniform of a general. He said :
'I have the honor to hand your majesty"
President Cleveland's letter announcing my
uppolntruent. In presenting my credentials ,
It gives mo great pleasure to refer to the
ntnlty and excellent understanding which
now has so happily and so long existed bo-
twccn tlio United States and Germany. I
hope to bo Instrumental in strengthening nnd
making permanent these friendly relations
and to extend the commercial intercourse
uctxvcon the two countries. My earnest wish
is for your majesty's welfare nnd for the
continued prosperity ol the great German
nation. "
in reply the emperor said that ho recog
nized with pleasure the friendliness of tlio
relations between Germany and the United
States , and was pleased to receive such a
consplcious American citizen as Air. Hunyou.
Ho had always felt gratified to know that
the Germans who had emigrated to America
made good and loyal citizens. Ho wished
that Mr. Hunyon's sojourn In Berlin
might bo pleasant in every respect.
Afterwards the emperor and Mr. Runyon
conversed privately on American topics for
fifteen minutes.
Qrcnt Stntcsmnn 1't'cls Ills Tlmo
Inc-mul Ills Work Undone.
Harold Frederic cables the Now York
Times as follows : Reassembling this wcolt
after the holidays the Commons loaves an
extremely grim impression of Gladstone. For
the first time ho seems to acknowledge his
ago and to bow before tlio impending shears.
The old man , always courtesy itself , seems to
have taken on transfiguration garments.
Ho is as subtle and dexterous as of yore , but
ethoriali/.ed and inclined to bo deprecatory ,
rising with a warming linger llko an ancient
sibyl to rebuke his unruly opponents who
shrink before his apparition as from a ghost ,
and grow silent when ho rises in the
stormiest moments of the house , nnd with
weird respect cows the bitterest of his
enemies. But it is purely personal , nnd stays
no moment of the general obstruction.
Conversely to the saying spread of old
that the beloved apostle should not die ,
rumor whispers among the Gladstonlan dis
ciples that the old man Is going , nnd au nwc.
struck hush fulls upon the turbulent
assembly whenever ho rises. Enemies
treat him as if each speech might
bo his last and deferentially listen to a
voice that fails now and then , but is
okcd out with a gracious gesture. Nobody
dreams of complaining that ho cannot hear-
while strangers look on appalled at the
dumb show , and reporters compare notes to
collate each syllable. There Is murmuring
that Gladstone's speech gets harder and
harder to tako. With extraordinary tenacity
ho refuses to allow Morloy. Harcourt , or anyone
ono else to stcor the bill , and remains till
midnight lighting , fencing , and rapicring as
if in his priiro.
Thursday ho remained after all his col
leagues to put through some trivial statute
law and revision bill blocked by the torics ,
Just to enable a cheap revised volume of
statutes to bo published. His Irish sympa
thies daily iind moro marked expression , and
ho turns continually toward the applauding
Irish quarter as if mutual reparations were
being exchanged. The story pocs that ho
fears ho will not last to witness the third
reading and regards as a sacred charge the
duty of piloting the bill as far as ho can dur
ing his lifetime.
Meanwhile every effort of his genius is
smothered by the stupidity of Chairman
Mcllor , who is now spoken of openly as n
curso. Mcllor tolerates bogus speeches and
amendments amid Gladstone's visible writh-
ings. The Irish are openly revolting against
nis incapacity , but ho refuses closure and
allows the waddlo. Gladstone's antique
courtliness Is averse to adopting guillotine
methods , knowing , however , that it would
afford a pretext to tlio peers for rejecting the
bill , perhaps after his own personal momen
tum is stilled forever in Westminster Abbey ,
Ho talks nnd thinks of nothing except car
rying the billpWishlng chiefly to bo remem
bered in connection with It. Koturning homo
in the small hours of Wednesday morning ,
after u specially weary night , ho remarked :
"I can never go through the hot nights of
July. " His sayings are now being treasured
up by his followers as If his hour had come.
Ono of them quoted to mo Is touching enough
in remonstrance of factlonism :
"I hope the Irish will unite after my
These premonitions , however , contrast
strangely at times with the supernatural
energy and vim of the old man , who .blazes
like a furnace whenever Orangemen offer in
sult to their countrymen , and springs at
them litho as n panther. The liberals , however -
over , are balanced and perplexed between
considerations affecting tlio leader's ago , the
chairman's bungling and unionist ferocity. '
They stand meditative and anxious at the
close of the week , hoping soon for some Issue
out of the parliamentary itnpasso.
.Mining Paymaster Murdered nnd Jloblicd
Unpturc of the I'lcndn.
MONTEKKV , Max. , Juno 4. Afow days ago
Pedro Miu.o and brother , merchants bore
and owners of the Water mine i property ,
some sovcnty-flvo miles from this point , sent
their agent to the mlno with about $1,500 , to
pay off the bauds. Ho had $3,600 of the
money lu the hack with him and the driver.
Three- men on horseback accompanied him ,
two of whom had each $1,000. When near
the mine ono of the mon who hud $1,000
had fallen considerably behind the others.
These In advance wcro fired on from
amoush , and the agent , his driver , and the-
horseman without money were killed. The
remaining man's horse was Bounded , but ,
turning him back , ho kept going until ho
reached n ranch they had passed some miles
back , where his horse died , The other man
who was in the rcur hoard the firing , and
knowing what it meant broke and Hod to the
same ranch with his companion. A posse
was organized to hunt the assassins , They
have capture ! four of them , who have con
fessed the crime and told who the other two
aro. There wcro six In the party. On Mon
day the four are to bo taken to the very spot
whcro the crlmo was committed to bo snot
to death.
Unoi lnoi nnd Dlnriut Contlnuo to Dig-
turb tlio Markoti ,
LONCON , Juno 4. The rates of discount
have fallen with remarkable rapidity In this
market in consequence of the continued ar
rivals of gold. During the week rates were
easy at" per cent for thrco months and " } {
per cent for short.
About 2,000,000 moro in gold is about to
arrive from various quarters. In splto of
the fact that the displacement of capital duo
to the Australian failures was adjusted
wore speedily than was expected , uneasl-
ucss and distrust continue to prevail.
Silver wns tinner during the week , owing
to the usual demand at the close of the ship
ping season. Tlio Stock exchange was
nervous throughout'tho week. Consols rose
fifteen-sixteenth * ot t per cent. American
railroads were utterly disorganized.
Tlio week's variations Include the follow
ing declines : Central Pacific , Norfolk &
Western , 5 percent ) Louisville & Nashville ,
< W per cent : Northern Pacific , n/ per
cent ) Union Pacific , 2J { per cent1 Alchtson ,
3 } percent ; Lake Shore. 2 percent ; Wabash
and Denver , preferred ; 1 Jf percent ; Wnbash
debenture nnd Krlo , IJf per cent each ; Ohio
& Mississippi. I per cent ; Missouri j'Kansas
< te Texas and Denver , common , throe-fourths
of 1 per cent each ; Central Pacific , one-
fourth of 1 per cent. Canadian securities
wore dull and nil were lower. Grand Trunk ,
flrst preference , declined 2' per cent. The
tone of foreign securities was a notable ex
ception to the ruling depression , though
dealings wore limited thcro was n general
moderate rise , except in Greek and Mexican
Looted n lUmlun Church.
ST. Pr.TEnsnunh , Juno 4. It transpired
yesterday that while the czar was in Mos
cow recently the Church ot the Chudov
monastery , within the Kremlin , was plun
dered of n vast amount of plate and money.
The plato had just been used in the cere
monies attendant upon the reception of the
czar and bad not yet been returned to the
vaults , whcro It was usually kept. The
total loss Is estimated at between 2,500,000
and 3,000,000 roubles. ' No arrests have been
xnmii CHOICE.
Prominent Tndlann Itcpubllcnns 1'rcpnrod to
I'tinh the JCx-1'rcslilont til ' 1)0.
WASHINGTON. D. C. , To'4. r
"Ex-President ' Harrison's friends in
Indiana have n compact organization in his
behalf for the republican nomination in
1890 , " said S. E. . Morss , editor of the
Indianapolis Sentinel , and the now consul
general to Paris , who arrived todaj' from
Indiana on his way to Paris. "I bcllovo the
o'x-prcsldent Is prepared to nllow his name
to bo used and that ho believes ho can be
elected , "
"Tho democrats fear ox-Speaker Heed
moro than any other man and ho seems to bo
popular with his party generally. The
republican party Is a party of aggression
and forco. I think ho stands the best show
of nomination and that ho would make ; i
spirited campaign , The democratic candi
date will como from the west. "
Nothing Now In the Vonca flunk Case.
Comptroller Eckels said ho had no now
Information in tno case of the cashier of the
failed Ponca bank who Is under arrest. The
case was brought by the federal authorities
en evidence secured by the bank examiner.
It is alleged that Improper or fraudulent
entries were mado. J
AVcitcm Pension * .
The following pensions granted are reported
' '
ported :
Nebraska : Increase John McCord , Ran
som Glllbam , Emanuel Meyer. Uolssuo
Armour Patterson , A. Jones , E. Williams.
Original Widows , etc. Helena Pyffer ,
Amelia Essclborn , . .Sarah Lusk. Widows
Indian wars Naomi Dougherty.
Iowa : 'Original George W. ATcrtz , Mary
Fitzgerald , nurse. Increase Thomas E.
Miner , John Stahl , Elmer Culver , John
Hlley , John M.Elgin. . Reissue Joseph
Sweazy , John W. , Athcy. Charles Quick.
Or'ginal widows , etc , Elizabeth i\ Thorn ,
Melissa Noble. ? _ P. S. H.
How American ? M slcal Students Tlvo In
W. Pepper , United Gtatcs consul at Milan ,
Italy , has made an interesting report upon
the difficulties encountered by American
musical students in Italy. Mr. Pcppor says
that the great majority of youm * students
go to Milan "to finish off" return to their
homes In a few years without having ro-
colvcd great benefit , and disillusioned as to
the merits of the Italian masters , and ho
then proceeds to give some advice as to how-
this disappointing result may bo prevented.
Choosing a teacher Is ono of the dlfllcult
problem. Now that the two most famous
mvslcians , San GoV'iana ami Lampcro , nro
dead , thcro are 150 others , more or less cele
brated , from whom to chooso. Young
women are wronglyjallowcd to como alone to
this country and bojro confronted by another
dilliculty , as social etiquette , which forbids
tholr taking a lessop unless a third person
bo present , condemns tholr appearing in
public alono. Thiscjistom Is gradually giving
way to moro liberal fviows , but it has often ,
even recently , subjected young American
women to the most annoying persecutions.
Out of the hundreds who have como to
have their voices tested , only ono , to my
knowledge , received nn honest verdict from
the master to the effect that the quality of
her voice did not Justify her m commencing
lessons. Unfortunately the majority believe
that they are destined for a successful
career. They remain from month to montli
and year to year , continuing their lessons
and waiting for engagements.
Three cases have been brought to Mr.
Pepper's attention where the cupidity of the
master in wishing to keep his pupils fora long
tlmo in order to continue to receive their
money caused disappointment that resulted
in the unsettling of the reason of all
three. Wrong ideas with regard to the
cheapness of Hying in Italy is also
another reason for the failure of
students , many of whom think that
board can bo had so cheaply that they
bring insufficient funds. This , says Mr ,
Pepper , is ono of tlio primary causes of final
discouragement and failure. No ono can
live very cheaply. They may enter the
Hoyal conservatory whore tuition is very low.
but few Americans succeed in doing so. as
the conditions for entering nro very strict.
None over twenty-two years of ago nro ac-
coptcd , or wltnout some knowledge of the
Italian language. Out of 100 American
singers now residing in Milan not ono has
succeeded In entering this year. '
The majority of Americans have been in
Milan for moro than a year : a number for
moro than flvo yea s. New York , Ohio nnd
California send the greatest number. The
quality of their voices in purity and range is
said to surpass these of other nations , hut
the fact is apparent , says Mr. Popper , that
not moro than live per cent of them attain
grout success on the stage ,
Keturni to the Wlilto Homo After a Plenn-
aot Outing ,
WASHINGTON , D , , O. , Juno 4. President
Cleveland returned to Washington at 7:40 :
this morning from his short fishing trip at
Capo Charles , Va. , tjud was mot at the sta
tion oy Private Secretary Thurber with the
president's carriage , and iho two mon were
driven to the whlio .house. Mr. L- . Clark
Davis did not accompany the president to
Washington , "Ver.vy few people were at the
Pennsylvania station at the hour , as the
time of tuo arrival of the president's car ,
attached to train No. 41 from Wilmington ,
was much earlier than the public expected
0 o'clock being the > regular schedule time.
The president lastn.ght . ) sent a telegram to
Mr. Thurber informing when ho would nr-
rlvo. The run from Exmore to Washington
was made quickly and without inUhap of
any sort.
Mr. Cleveland stayed at the white house
half an hour , Ho then called for his car
riage and was driven to Woociloy his sum
mer villa In the suburbs of Washington
where he hod breakfast with Mrs. Clove-
land. Mr. Cleveland Is now as brown as a
berry , and the brief respite from business
has had the effect of refreshing him both
mentally and physically. He has had goo3
* port , and Is much pleased with his trip.
Death Hull.
, Juno 4-Apnul Schlff , ono of the
heaviest speculators on the Vienna bourse ,
died today.
HocunsTEn , N. Y. , Juno 4. Horatio
Peters , ono of thn principal stockholders In
the Now York Clipper , died at his homo In
this city
Miss Ploy Oalclwoll Killed in Her Homo in
University Plaoo.
Vicinity of Button Covered with Vnormoiu
Qanntltlca of Hull Pnrni Stock Killed
lu Urent Number * Severe In
Jinny Localities *
LK , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special to TUB
] Floy Catdwell , daughter of M. Caldwell -
well of University Place , was killed by n
bolt of lightning- 0:1)0 : ) o'clock last night
during a heavy storm. She was standing In
the sitting room , reading an essay she waste
to render nt a society entertainment at
Wcslcylan university at 8 o'clock last night
when the fatal bolt descended and she fell
to the floor. Her pulse continued for two
hours afterward , and every effort wns made
to revive her , but to no avail. The
top of her head nnd her face
wcro badly burned and there was n burned
and blackened mark down ono sldo of her
body. Her sister , not moro than thrco feet
away , was uninjured , as wcro the father
and mother In an adjoining room. The carpets -
pots were blackened and ruined throughout
the house , the walls pierced by small holes
as If made with bullets and the wall paper
Ignited. A portion of the chimney was
knocked away and the largo house splintered
in several places.
The girl was 10 years old and the brightest
and most popular at the Wesleyan university.
Vicinity or Sntton Covered with iKnormouH
Qimiitltlen of Hull.
Snrrox , Neb. , Juno 4. [ Special Telegram
to Tun BKE. ] The destructive results of
yesterday's storm are much creator than
first supposed. In a track of a mile wide
north and cast of here , a cloudburst llte'rally
flooded the face of the country accompanied
by hull and wind that destroyed the crops ,
breaking glass In the farm houses and level
ing wind mills.
Mrs. Henry Hull's son was instantly killed
by lightning as the lad was bringing homo
the stock for the night. East of hero two
cows tygro killed and a girl was severely
stunncaby lightning.
The hail twenty- four hours after the storm
is four feet deep in the draws nnd was so
destructive as to kill calves and other young
PALISADE , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special to Tnn
Br.u.J The crops In this part of the state
look very well indeed. Tncro has not been the
amount of r.iin necessary to make the straw
very heavy. The heads will bo nil right.
There has been au immense acreage of corn
ilantod nnd the stand is good.
HASTINGS , Neb. , Juno 4. [ Special to Tun
Ben. ] The storm of yesterday was very
much moro severe north of hero than in
Hastings. Between Hastings nnd Hanson It
is said that the rainfall amounted almost tea
a cloudburst , filling up crooks and draws in
a short tlmo. A heavy fall of hall accom
panied the rain.
PAPILMOX , Neb. . Juno 4. [ Special to Tnn
Bcc.l Owing to the hcavy'raln ' last night
the Papilllon creek Is out of its banks , over
flowing nil the bottom lands In this locality.
People living on the south sldo can only
reach to\vil in wagons. ' " " * "
DU.NBAU , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special to Tnn
BEE. ] A very much needed rain foil hero
for five hours last evening. It was very
beneficial to the growing cr'ops , especially
the oats. Fall wheat , in this part is good
and promises to bo an excellent crop. Corn
Is a splendid stand and a crop above the av
erage is expectett.
Ia tliift | Noirg Notcn.
HASTINGS , Neb , , June 4. [ Special to Tnn
BEK. ] On Friday night the store of John
F. Rowell was broken Into by burglars , the
locks on the front door having been broken.
A police alarm was turned in by some ono.
who suspected that all was not right , and
the robbers hurriedly loft without taking
The most important society event of the
week past was the marriage of II. H. Wil
liams and Miss Florence B. Work. Mr.
Williams is one of tlio best known commer
cial men in the state , and is one of the edi
tors of the Commercial Pilgrim. Miss Work
was tlio daughter of Judge George F. Work ,
a well known nnd highly respected citizen of
Hastings. Both the young pcoplo are loaders
In musical circles hero.
The field day sports of Hastings College
athletes wcro interrupted by rain yesterday ,
and postponed until Monday. The tennis
singles vtoro won by AV. J. Little ; the mixed
doubles by Little and Miss Mnnthn Cunning
ham , tno men's doubles being undecided.
The standing broad Jump was won by
Stuckcy , 8 feet 10j inches ; Aitchison second ,
Standing hop , stop and Jump : Aitchison
flrst , Stuckcy second ; 20 feet 0 inches. Hun-
ning hop , step and Jump : Aitchison flrst ,
Little second ; 31 feet 4 Inches. A special
100 yards , heavy man's race at 175 pounds
weight was won by Aitchison , Jones second.
Time : ma-5.
Ord Personal Mmitlon.
OnD , Neb. , Juno 4. [ Special to TUB BCE.
Judge A. A. Lavorty returned Monday
evening from an extended tour of Texas.
Mr. and Mrs , John H. Williams loft hero
Monday tmormiig on a visit to the Aorld's
Miss Edith Robbins left Thursday morn
ing for Omaha where she goes as a delegate
to the State Epworth league convention.
liov. E. A , Hussoll returned Wednesday
evening from Denver where ho was In .at
tendance at the Baptist convention. Whllo
there ho was presented with a beautiful
silver water service by the olllcials of the
Publication socle ty In token of his twenty-
flvo years of continued service with the
Dr. F. D. Haldoman loft for Lincoln
Thursday morning to attend the regular
meeting of the State Board of Health.
Mrs. W. E. Cramer and daughter Frances
returned Monday evening from nn extended
visit to friends in Fiwlng and other Ne
braska points.
Hon. H. A. Oabcock of Lincoln wns hero
Wednesday attending a meeting of the
directors of the First National bank.
No from Aihlnnd.
AsiiLiXD , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special to TUB
BEE , ] Master Ilalph Hull , the 8-yoar-old
BOH of Mr. S. B. Hall of this city , had his
collar bone broken Saturday. IIo was trying
to ride n balky pony when ho was thrown off.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Songergava a surprise
party to their son , Henry , Monday evening
to a select party of friends.
At a regular mooting of Pomogranlto lodge
Ancient , Free and Accepted Masons the fol
io wing officers wcro elected : Master , Gcorgo
Law-son ; senior warden , O. D. Harford ;
junior warden , J. A. Bowen ; treasurer , H.
Budli ; secretary , O. C. Steolo.
Miss F. E. Townosley , pastor of Immanuel
Baptist church , loft Tuesday for a summer
vacation , to bo gene thrco months. Her Im
mediate destination was Hot Springs , S. I ) .
( Street Jtallwuy Hold.
FBEMONT , Nob. , Juno 4 , [ Special to Tnn
BEE. ] The iFromont ] street railway , In-
eluding the franchise and nil property belonging -
longing to the company , was sold yesterday
for ta.100 to Frank Fowler who will In the
future operate the system.
The price realized was less than half Its
Houtrlco Notts Notei.
BEATIUCE , Neb. , Juno 4. [ Special to TUB
BEE. ] The Woodmen of the World held
their third anniversary celebration at the
Second Presbyterian church Thursday after.
noon. He vs. O. N , Brouillotto and J , It.
Keller conducted the services.
J. N , Fuller lost a very valuable borso this
morning , death being caused by pleurisy ,
Kunaway teams continue to bo vary com
mon , aiu ed by the electric cars. Much
fault Is being found with tiio heedless man
ner in which the cars nro being run on the
down-town thoroughfares.
Orotrncil nl Lincoln.
Lixcoi.v , Nob. , Juno -Special [ to Tun
BEE. ] Gcorgo Adams , an employe a' . Lincoln
park , wns drowned at 9 o'clock this morning
iu the crook that flows through the park.
He was out In a pleasure boat aloao on the
swollen stream. Suddenly ho was seen to
rlsoupnnd Jump Into the water. Parties
hastened to the spot out ho was scon no
moro. The boat floated to the shore minus
ono oar. H Is thovght that ho lost nn oar
and Jumped from fright. Ho was 23 year *
old nnd single. His body has not I Con re
Pnlltiulo'n Po tmtKtcr Hound Ovrr.
PAMSADB , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special to Tnn
Bnn.j The democrats nro having lots of
fun with ono another In this villaco. Tholr
postmaster , Dr. E. P. Chllds , has boon
bound ever in the district court for soiling
whisky without a license , nud from the tes
timony given at the preliminary examina
tion thcro may bo some truth in the charge.
Oiithrlu Center
Gtrrnnic Cnsinn , Nob. , Juno 4. [ Special
to Tun Bnn. ] Last night the Koclt Island
depot was broken Into and the safe blown
open. The thlovcS failed , however , to got
Into the cash box , which contained about
S150. They got about $ ' > for their pains.
They went through the express packages
and all the baggago.
Horrible Itostitt of n yunrrnl Between Col
ored ( ! onrtr : in .
A notorious colored woman who goes by
the name of Anna Brown was locked up in
the city Jail yesterday afternoon charged
with assault with intent to murder Ballna
Arnold , Both women are colored and lived
nt 203 North Ninth street , in u "tough nigger
Joint , " as the police say.
According to the statements made by tlio
police thcro was n row in the house about 5
o'clock Sunday morning , during which beer
bottles and other missiles were tin-own pro-
mtscously. During a lit of anger the Brown
woman grabbed up a lamp and throw it at
Mrs. Arnold. The lamp struck Mrs. Arnold
on the head and exploded , enveloping her in
a sheet of llaino. At this Instant the other
occupants of the room flod. Mrs. Arnold
had presence of mina enough to throw a
quilt aliout her , but that was hardly enough
to extinguish the flames. Help arrived
shortly and the woman was taken to
the Presbyterian hospital. An examination
showed that the woman was badly burned
from head-to foot and it thought then
that the chances of saving her llfo were
After the Brown woman was captured
Detectives Savage and Dompscy called at
the hospital with n notary to take the pa
tient's dying statement. It was a sad sight
indeed ; the poor woman lay wrapped In
bandages from head to foot and it was easy
to sco that she could live but a short timo.
The ofllccrs askc.l her who throw the lamp
and the answer was Anna Brown , then the
) aticut fainted and all efforts to revive her
tvero fruitless. She died in great' agony at
5:30 : o'clock.
Anna Brown , who Is jri Jail , was asked if
.ho'throw . tho4amp nndadmitted it. She
said : "There ivero four or flvo of us In the
com and wo had n row. Mrs. Arnold threw
a beer bottle at mo and I threw the lamp
and ran. I am sorry she Is do.xd and I sup-
| ioso I will have to pay the penaltj. "
The Brown woman cumo hero two years
ago from Topcka , and at once began life in
the "burnt district. " She has a hara name
and has boon arrested any number of times
for being drunk and lighting.
Coroner Maul took charge of the Arnold
woman's body and will hold an inquest to
During the evening the police arresto.l
Josephine Rogers , Florence Phelps and Er
nest Lane nnd held thorn as state's wit
nesses. They toll substantially the : umo
story as told above.
CLOSE I11AV1 ! Wiril V.lXAnA ,
Second Internntloiinl Jtcclnroclty Conven
tion Ooctia nt St. Paul Todny.
ST. PAUL , Minn , , Juno 4. International
reciprocity convention , the Great Northern
railroad celebration and the Loyal Legion
quadrennial congress will make St. Paul the
Mecca for thousands of pcoplo during the
week commencing tomorrow.
The second international reciprocity con
vention , for which fifty cities have selected
1,100 delegates , will ba called to order In the
mammoth St. Paul Auditorium tomorrow
afternoon at 1 ! o'clock , and will not only beef
of great Interest but also of great influence
in favor of reciprocal trade relations with
Delegates have been named by every city
of prominence along or within reach of the
Canadian border , from Sault St < ? Marie on
the cast , west to the Pacific coast , nnd dele
gates will also bo present from Manitoba
and the Canadian northwest , whllo the
speakers como from all parts of the conti
nent nnd nro of national repute.
The flrst reciprocity convention , hold' last
year at Grand Forks , N. D. , was largely at
tended nnd drew much attention to
Its object , so that this year's convention
will number among its active delegates
many widely known business nnd profes
sional men and u very few politicians. Its
proceedings will bo watched wl'h much
Intel-cat nnd the series of resolutions formu
lated will deserve the careful study they
will undoubtedly receive at the hands of iho
general public. Tlio states Interested nnd
represented in the convention are Michigan ,
Wisconsin , Minnesota , North and South
Dakota , Montana and Washington , whllo
Individuals interested in the convention's
object will bo present also from Illinois ,
Ohio , Now York and other states.
Other Celebrutluni.
Following the thrco days session of the
reciprocity convention comes the celebration
In honor of President James J. Hill of the
Great Northern railroad , Just completed to
iho Pacific coast without government aid.
Tills celebration was primarily a St. Paul
event , but so great was the Interest In It of
the cities along the line of the Great
Northern road that all will participate and
will have handsome forces In the grand
parade Wednesday , Hcprcscntativos front
Wisconsin , with the Dakotas , Montana nnd
Washington will supplement the local dis
plays ,
The progress of the northwest In agricul
ture , with commerce und trauspoi tutlon ,
also bo represented In the parade , The Hill
celebration will extend ever until Friday
nnd will further Include n big reception In
the Auditorium und a banquet nt the Uyau
The Loyal Legion quadrennial congress ,
mooting Wednesday , Thursday and Friday ,
comprises business sessions , banquet , lake
trips and reception , and will bo largely
The city Is already In gala attlra for the
events of the wooU. Half a doicn magnlll-
cent triumphal arctics have been erected in
various parts of the city along the line of
march ana every buslno&s piaco and many
private residences have been decorated for
the week. Many delegates to the reci
procity convention uro already m thu city ,
but the majority of them will arrive on the
early morning trains , bo received at the
Auditorium und their wants looked after by
the reception committee. At the session
tomorrow the welcome addresses and ro-
cponses will take up the time not devoted tc
Twenty-Six Mon Smothered to Death at
Eagle Pass , Mox.
Several of the limit Itomnvoil by Com *
imnluni ol thn Victim * How the
Accident Occurred 3cono
nt the Air blmft.
GAIAT.STON , Tex. , Juno 4. A special from
Eagle Pass to the Galveston News says :
Full particulars of the Fuonto coal mlno
disaster , as nearly as can bo learned , nro nS
follows :
The Mexican International railway which
recently caino Into possession of the mines ,
Is operating n narrow gauge road with a
small engine which penetrates the main
entry , hauling In empty and bringing
out loaded cars. This main entry
Is lined on the sides and nt the top with
crcsotcd lumber , nnd thrco air shafts from Ib
supply the miners with ventilation. The
entrance of the track Is on the north side ot
a range of hills , through vhlch It passes
down an incline to the mouth of the tunnel ,
on the banks of the Hto Escondldo river.
The working are all to the cast of the main
entry , and some fifty men were employed
taking out coal. M
At 4 o'clock yesterday evening , shortly
after the locomotive loft , the mine was dis
covered to bo on flro and smoke and flame *
wcro scon issuing from the nirshafts.
About one-half of the miners were working
near the main tunnel nnd thcso made thole
escape , leaving twenty-six of their nuinbca
to perish from the boat and smoke and from
the poisonous gas , which spread like light *
ning to every portion of the mines.
All Hope Ahniulonotl.
When It was scon that all efforts wcro
useless to rescue the Imprisoned miners
every energy was directed to saving the
property from destruction. Pipes wcro laid
into the mine as far as any work could be done )
and hose attached and water poured on to
the burning timbers , nnd in thrco hours the
flro was under control. There are twenty-si *
chambers in the mlno nnd the dead miners
are supposed to bo well to tlio front 01 the
At 12 o'clock today ono body had been ra
covcrad irom the seventh chamber anil
shortly afterwards another , fearfully
icorched and blackened , was brought to the
lurfnco. The tenth chamber has bp
reached and men with ropes tied to thcic
bodies , to effect tncir rescue if overcome by
heat and smoko-aro , lighting their way to
ivhcrovtho bodies of , their dead eomradea'jiro
ylng. Superintendent George Spence ven
tured In too far and was overcomeby heat )
and smoko. ' Ho was prostrated , but was
All Ilodlns Will Ito Recovered.
It is bclioved that by tomorrow the mini
will bo cleared of the heat and smoke , which
nt present it is impossible to cope with , and
that all the bodies will bo recovered. AU
the miners employed wcro Mexicans , and ,
most of them leave destitute families.
It is reported that all parties responsible *
for the management of the mines have boon ,
placed under arrest , pending an investigation ,
of the causes of the disaster. But for the
prompt action of the Mexican International
and their heroic efforts , thomlno would have
been destroyed and none of their bodies
would have been recovered.
This is the flrst great disaster in the his
tory of coal mining in Mexico.
Largo numbers of the friends nnd relatives
of the unfortunate miners nro gathered as
the mouth of the mine , mutely awaiting the
recovery of the bodies of tholr sons and hus
bands. When n body Is talcen out , there l
no outburst of grlofbut a look of resignation
and deep grief appears upon every counton-
anco. Hundreds of people from Eagle Pas *
and Piedras Ncgras have visited the scene
todny nnd the smoke still issuing from the
nlr shafts Impresses on all the folly of hoping
any of the Imprisoned miners are yet alivo.
NOT Ji.if.rjr aii'/.uttji'ii jtoiti :
fcorpso I'oiind at City Not Thnt of
the Onmlin Mini.
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , Juno 4. Upon further
Investigation it is now ssttlod that the body
of the man who was found flouting In tha
Missouri river near this city some days ago
is not that of Kalpb G , Gaylord , the Omaha
man who has been missing since about May
The body was exhumed nnd yesterday
brought from Independence , Mo , , to this
city , where It was viewed by n number ot
persons. None , however , could establish Us
Identity and from the description given of
Gaylord it was decided positively that it wa
not his remains.
Generally Ilclloveil thut thn lliilned Chicago
Hunker Committed Suicide ,
CHICAGO , III. , Juno 4 , The impression la
growing thut tlio man who committed suicide
by Jumping from n row boat Into tlio lake la
Lakoviow Friday was Herman Sehafncr , the
missing banker. Developments in the case
today lead the police to consider this as the
most plausible theory. The hat found In the
boat lias been identified as the one worn by
Mr. Sehafncr lust previous to his sudden dis
appearance. Some of Iho depositors are
taliclng vigorously ot prosecuting A. G.
Decker , Sciiafncr's partner , and Sclmfncr , if
ho turns up alivo.
iioo'tii aituntxa W
Very J.lttlu Hope of nvcn it Partial JU
NEW Vonic , Juno 4. Edwin Booth is worse.
This evening the following , bulletin wiw
posted at the Player's club ;
In regard to Mr. llooth'a condition , U may b
stated that hu has gradually grown vruuke
during the past twenty-four IIOUM , and that
there la now very llttlu liopo of oven a partial
recovery , HINCI.AIH HMiru , M , 1) ,
ItoilrlctliiK the Jloniinmt of Hlio j > ,
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Juno 4. A Pioneer Prei *
special from Helena , Mont. , says ; Mo sheep
can bo Imported Into this state from Oregon ,
California , Nevada , Washington , Wyoming ,
Idaho , Utah , Colorado or Now Mexico , ex.
copt upon the certificate of the state voterN
narian that the ihocp have been Inspected
nnd found free from any Infectious or con
tagious disease. Such Is the purport of a >
proclamation Just Issued by Gorornor
nrd .