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THE OMAHA i DAILY BEE
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10 , 1871. OMAHA , FRIDAY MOilKlNG , JULY 7 , 1893. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Miny People Killed in R Cyclone Throughout -
out the Elite.
CHEROKEE" COUNTY CITIZENS SUFFFERED
Fourteen Deaths in that Locality and Others
SURGEONS IN DEMAND ON ALL SIDES
Prostrated Wires Render Accurate Details
Out of the Question.
ESTIMATES FROM THE CITIES INVOLVED
I'ath of the Storm Mitrlcoil by Desolation
on All Slde Crops Knitted nml
Mnnr I'lirm AtilnmU
Sioux CITT , July 0. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BEE. ] A cyclone , accompanied by
heavy rain nnd hall , passed over Cherokee ,
Buena Vista , Ida. Snc and Pocahontas
counties , cas. of here , late this afternoon.
Wires are down and little can bo learned.
The cyclone struck just west of Qulmby , In
Cherokee county , and did much damage * .o
property. Many buildings were wrecked.
Mrs. Allen Warburten of Qulmby was killed
near Cherokee and a Mrs. Mollucux In that
vicinity , but no damage was done in the
The storm swept across the country
nearly eastward , destroying crops nnd de
molishing the buildings In its path. It is
rumored that many people were killed.
Many horses and cattle wcro killed. .
Trains on the Illinois Central suffered
severely , all the glass In the north sldo of
the cars beine broken. Hull stones ten
inches in circumference wcro picked up.
The hall storm covered an unusually wide
Sovcriil Pcoplo Killed.
FONDA , la. , July 0. [ Special Telegram to
THE Br.E. ] A terrific tornado passed west
Btid south of tills place between 0 nnd 7
o'clock this evening , demolishing buildings
-nnd groves , Injuring many persons and
causing the loss of life ot four persons near
town who have been heard from. The dead
JOHN DKTWILEK , living half a mile south-
\ves > t of Fonda.
MHS. AMOS II. OAHTAN ai.dTWO 01I1LD-
The injured heard from are : Mus. JOHN
Two CHII.DIIEN of AMOS II. GAIITAN.
Mn. nnd Mns. C. E. SHIULKY.
Two ciiiLUiiEN of SAM HEAUVOS.
FAMILY of A. W. ENO.
The buildings of the following persons
were demolished : George Sanborn , barn , one-
half mile south of town , Mrs. William Mar
shall tenant ; house nnd barn where John
Dotwiler resided ; Amos H. Gartan , " house
nnd barn ; Harvey Eaton , barn ; Samuel
Hcarsom , house and barn , and a school
The course of the storm was a little south-
castnnd was preceded Dy an east wind
nnd slow moving clouds going westward ,
while the upper strata of clouds and the
Btortn Itself came from the northwest. It
was attended by a heavy fall of rain , some
hall nnd an unusual electrical disturbance.
Pomoroy is reported half destroyed , nearly
100 persons being killed or injured. The
Eouth part of the town was destroyed.
Ioss at Storm Likc. :
Sioux CITY , la. . July 0. [ Special Tclo-
prain to Tins BUB. ] At Alia II. Breacher and
n child wcro killed , and several members of
Mr. Broaeher's family may die of the In
juries they received.
At Storm Luke n numberof buildings were
The killed are :
Among those hurt wcro :
CiiAiu.r.s LATMAN , who will die.
Mns. THOMAS WAI.I. . back broken.
Inn. WALL and CHILD , may die.
W. U. CLEM ESS and wire , both nearly 80
years old , will prgbabl.v die.
Near Fonda several families were blowr
away and four persons are known to have
been killed. D. E. Miller and two of his
family nro believed to have been killed ; the
families of Ed Sargent and Samuel Hnrstnvi
were blown away and have not yet bcei
It Is believed that there were nine death :
at this point.
munition n Cherokee.
CnnuoKEEIa.July , 0 , [ Special Telegram t <
Tins BEE. ] An oppressively sultry day wai
brought to a close by a wind storm In tlili
county , the most destructive In loss of Hfi
and property in the history of the county
The storm passed over the south part of tin
county , missing nil towns , yet reports o
twenty killed and many Injured have bcoi
brought to this city by persons in quest o
surgeons. Thu track of the storm I
marked by complete desolation. A lurg
number of farm animals wcro killed , nm
farm houses nnd other buildings reduced t
Crops In its path , some twelve miles wid
In this county and varying In width froi
eighty rods to three miles , are complete !
ruined. The wires nro down east of her
end the extent of the storm cannot b
Duinnce nt Cednr ItupldH.
CEDAII UAIMDS , la. , July 0. [ Special Teh
gram to THE BEI : , ] Hundreds of shade tree
wcro twisted to pieces and small grain tin
garden plants leveled to the ground Ia >
night by the most terrific wind and mi
storm experienced In this part of this slut
for years , The residence of John Youn
near Palo wo wrecked , The family hn
just gotten Into the collar ' .Then the eras
came , Many barns wore wrecked and on
brick block In this city was unroofed.
GniNNEi.L , la. , July 0. [ Special Telegrai
to Tun Br.E.J A heavy storm swept throug ;
this county before daylight this mornln '
doing yrcat damage to growing crops. I
Chester county a number of barns nnd ou
buildings were blown'down , roads wei
blocked with trees and acres of corn wci
broken off close to the ground. It was tt
eoverest itorui of the season ,
JteporU of Other Damagci.
DES MOI.NKS , July 0. [ Special Telegram I
TUB UBE. ] News reached hero of a d
etructtvo cyclone in Pocahontas und Calhoi
oo'untles , It has been Impossible so far
gut dotalU or oyi'ti positive informatio
The cyclone , according to reports , strut
those counties after 0 o'clock and the coui
try telegraph oftlcei had bceu closed. TI
licvr i war brought to DM Molucs by tnl
men from the Fort Dodge branch ot the
Hock Island. The report was that the town
of Pomcroy had been almost swept out of
existence , and that -relief had been tele
COM'AX UOUNIV OVCI.ONIX
Murli Onmnca Dnnr , Ono Unn I'ntnlly
Hurt nnd Other * Injnrril.
HOOEIIH , Neb. , July 0. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Ben. ] A destructive cyclyno passed
over the central part of this county last
evening , leaving destruction In its path. Mr.
Chris Milter , living clgllt miles north
of hero , was the heaviest loser.
The house , barn nnd other buildings , except
the granary , wcro entirely demolished ,
the fragments being strewn over the sur
rounding fields. The storm struck the
house about 8 o'clock p. m. , while the family
was eating supper nnd nil wcro
Injured except the youngest child ,
which was carried through the nlr
for some distance , but miraculously
escaped Injtry. Mr. Miller had throe ribs
broken and was perhaps Internally Injured.
The oldcs. , son Is Injured internally nnd will
not recover. The remaining four children
wcro nil moro or less lujurcd. The loss Is
about 82,000 , furniture and machinery being
nil smashed nnd scattered.
East raid west of this place barns , corn
cribs nnd wind mills vroro blown down nnd
fruit trees tern opt by the roots. It was the
most destructive storm that ever visited
Col fax county. _
STItUCIC A I'OWDUIt MAU.lZIriU.
Lightning Crtuitn * nn UxploMonVlilch Itc-
sults In Much Uainnvc.
KINOSTON , N. Y. , July 0. During a terri
ble lightning storm last night a powder
magazine on the outskirts of the city .was
struck by lightning. The explosion blew
the structure to atoms , destroying several
buildings near by and injuring nine persons.
Many rushed from their houses thinking It
was an earthquake. Many telephones burned
out , and the electric light plant was disabled.
Crop * CoiKtdurnbly
ELDOIIA , la. , July 0. The severest wind
nnd rain storm known in this vicinity for
years came last night from the northwest.
Many fields of heavy oats were permanently
Injured. Corn was only slightly damaged.
The outlook for till crops was never moro
promising than before Iho storm. Fruit
trees suffered some and there was consid
erable damage to structures on the fair
DcRtiuctlvo Hull Storm.
TYLEU , Minn. , July 0. The most destruc
tive rain nnd hail storm that this region has
overseen visited this section last evening.
The path of the storm lay from Lake Bcnton
to Hushton , a distance of twelve miles.
Crops wcro cleaned out entirely. What the
hail did not do the wind did. Hail stones as
largo as u man's fist broke windows every
High Water In North Dakota.
PEMIIINA , N. D. , July 0. The Pemblna
river has risen ten feet in the past twenty-
four hours , owing to the heavy rains in the
Pemblna mountains west of hero. The
high water 1ms taken away many bridges.
A terrible storm struck ISccho and other
towns along the Great Northern.
Damaged by Wind.
MAIISIIALLTOWN , la. , July 0. Considerable
damage was done hero by the wind storm
last night. Chimneys and shade trees were
blown down nnd glass fronts driven in.
Oats and corn tire badly lodged. Some llvo
stock was killed by lightning.
Fourteen Kt'portcd Killed
AT.TA , la. , July 0. Meager reports just re
ceived indicate that n terrlblo tornado
passed about four miles south of this place ,
between Aurelia and Newell , today. Four
teen parsons are reported killed and a largo
Cyclone In Minnesota.
LAKEFIELD , Minn. , July 0. A cyclone
struck here last night , doing considerable
damage to buildings. Several lives are re
ported lost In the country , but definite de
tails have not boon received.
Hull DnnuiKo In North Dakota.
GRAFTON , N. D. , July 0. A strip two miles
wide and many miles long was completely
destroyed by hail yesterday.
Severn Storm ill Ash toll , N. II.
GiurroN , N. D. , July 0. Farmers living
cast of hero report a terrible storm in the
vicinity of Ashton.
lUttBK 311I.LIUS ifllt'ltKSKXTlSD.
Ilohcmlan-Atncrlciin National Committee
In SosKlon ul Chlciign.
CHICAGO , July 0. [ Special Telegram to
Tun BEE. ] The third annual session of the
Bohemian-American national committee
opened this morning at 10 o'clock in the
Bohemian-American hall , 400 West
Eighthcenth street. President L. J. 1'alda
of this city presided. The day was taken up
with the reading of minutes of the
last session and thu presentation
of reports of the correspondence bureau and
emigration and statistics committee and
closed with a discussion of the continuance
of the organ , Bohemian Voice , published In
Omaha. It was finally decided to continue
the publication. The Bohemian national
committee represents through Its various
I soclotics in America ii.OOO.OOO Bohemians.
" The principal object of the committee ia to
represent Iho Bohemians before the Amer
o icans as they are and further to collect sta
s tistics of Bohemian Immigration and present
S thu situation to the people in Bohemia who
b nro struggling for home rule.
O.V.K ir.irjo Jtujt.tr A
if How the Hartley llHiik of Joyce , Mo. , Was
NEVADA , Mo. , July 0. The safe of the
Hartley bank at Joyce was opened yestcr-
day and only $1-I03 was found within , when
the total amount was said to have been
Cashier Brasher was recently arrested
und Is now in jail. U has been learned that
the day before the alleged robbery he bought
a gallon of coal ell , which It Is surmised he
used In an attempt to burn the bank build
ing nnd the bank books , as the ofllco furnl-
lure was saturated with oil and the bank's
records were found the next morning piled
on the floor outsldo the vault and on fire ,
When Brasher left his house the nlzht of
the robbery he told his wife ho was not feel
ing well and on hU return later siid : he had
been held prisoner by robbsrs , who had
threatened his life If he gave un alarm before
fore morning ,
I.OK of u Wyoming Merchant.
IUWLIS8 , Wyo. , July 0. [ Special Telegram
to Tun BEE. ] The residence of Thomas
Magor , the loadlm ; merchant at Baggs , on
Stiako river , sixty-five miles south , was de
stroyed by lire ut 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon , Nothing was saved except an organ ,
feather bed and trunk , all the furniture ,
inh clothing , etc. , being burned , together with
h fsJSU In currency and checks. Mrs. Mayor
'F was also seriously burned about thu head
In and face in her efforts to save some of her
personal effects and the monoy. Her phy
itre sician hopes to save her eyes. Total loss ,
re about (1,500.
Contrit of UUck Mill * rirmncu ,
1)0 LEAD CITY , S. D. , July 0. [ Special Tele
gram to THE UEU. ] The three days tnurui'
meut of the Black Hills Firmcu's association
to ended here today. In all hose races
le- coupling contests und foot races good time
leun was made and all wcro satisfied with the re'
un ult. The prizes were largo and quite
to equally distributed , the Lead City hogc
in. company getting u good share. Teams from
in.clc Htimd City , Spcarllsh , Dvadwood and Central
tral City , besides two homo teams , wen
competitors in all contests and oxcltotneni
ran high. Many thousand visitors were Ir
OPINIONS OF BUSINESS MEN
Discussion of the Silver Question by the Nfcw
York Chamber of Commerce.
TRONG RESOLUTIONS ARE ADOPTED
Ilcpcal of the Silver I'lirclmsn Clnuio ot
tlio Sherman Act Urgently Domnndod
Speeches Mnilo on Ilotli Sided
of the .Subject.
NEW YOHK , July (5. ( The business men of
the metropolis mot today and looking Into
each pthcrs faces considered the flnanclal
situation with which they are surrounded.
The occasion \yas a gathering of the cham
ber of commerce , in response to n call Issued
by Us leading members , \vlio tncreln de
clared that "tho present disturbed condi
tion of the llnanccs of the country , brought
about primarily by the enforced purchases
of useless silver bullion and the consequent
distrust in the ability of the government to
preserve the go' J standard , calls for a pub
lic expression of opinion by business men as
to the remedies to bo applied for the restor
ation of confidence. "
Vice President Orr presided , and imme
diately the overflowing chamber had brcn
called to order. John Clallln arose In
response to the chairman's question , "What
is your pleasure ? " and snld that they did
not need to be told that the strain the busi
ness men were suffering from was a severe
ono. Ho said that ho had been told that the
strain was greater than that of any panic m
former years. Ho did not bellevo they wcro
on the verge of a commercial panic , they
were passing through ono. There had heen
many causes , ho said , which had contributed
to the present trouble. Most of them would
right themselves In the natural course of
business , but there was ono chief cause
which was not included in that category and
that was the silver purchasing clause of the
Sherman law. [ Applause. ] It had caused
distrust abroad and weakened us while it
strengthened Europe. He did not , see how
any sensible man could oppose the repeal of
that law and the wiping of it off our statute
book. Any law that should take its place
should only bo enacted after careful de
Air. Clnflln'A Resolutions.
Whereas , This country has oftcni'd suffered
greatly by reason of hasty and Ill-advised
Whereas , His now suffering from the effects
of the silver purchasing clause of the i-henimn
net which , by creating distrust as to the liiti-r-
chaiiKoablllty of our currency , bawd on Ml-
vor , with our currency based on gold , has
caused widespread alarm and hits almost
created a commercial panic , and
Wliorcas , In consequence of this alarm ,
money Is withdrawn from circulation , busl-
ueas is crcatly depressed , many mills and
manufactories are closed or preparing to close
and thousands of laboring mim are about to be
thrown out of employment , ilnd
Whereas lluslness enterprises will not bo
resumed r.ur labor steadily employed until
money can ic obtained by manufacturers and
by merchants at moderate rates ; and
Whereas , Ordinary Interest rates cannot ho
expected until conlldonco In the stability of all
tbo money ot the country shall bo thoroughly
re-established so that the louder may not fear
repayment In dollars less valuable than those
ho lends , now bo It
' Itesol veil , That the repeal of the silver pur
chasing clause of the Sherman act , which
month hy month renders lncrciiHlnily d Illicit It
the maintenance ot the parity of ciich dollar
with every other dollar , Is essential to the
prompt restoration of national prosperity.
This chamber , therefore , urcns the speedy nnd
unconditional repeal of such silver purohas-
1m : clause.
ItcMilved , That In the judgment of this
chamber a representative commission should
bo appointed by congress at the special session
about to convene , which commission should
diligently study the whole body of coinage and
currency laws of the United States and of
other countries and report at the regular ses
sion of congress , to the end that a comprehen
sive. plan for a safe nnd elastic currency may
bo carefully matured In the light ot the world s
Mr. Wlmlimillcr'fl Amendment.
Louis Windmuller seconded the resolu
tions and offered an amendment providing
for a committee of seven which should , with
other like bodies , go to Washington and
work for the repeal of the Sherman silver
law. In support of his amendment , Mr.
Windinullcr said : ' 'Congress must respect
our wishes ; Now York merchants pay a
largo part of the revenue of this country ,
while its financiers are controlled by cm-
bankers. But let us not rely on our prestige
nor on that of other commercial bodies. If
wo want help wo will help ourselves. Wo
have hcai'd of the activity of the silver men.
They are making every effort for a continu
ance of the present law or for free silver
coinage. Wo are informed that they have
closed their mines on the grounds that they
cannot work them at the present price
of the while metal. They ore raising
funds to influence legislation , nnd have
culled n national reinvention to their as
sistance.Vo must not bo idle while
they nro so busy. The Issuance of Clear
ing House certificates 1ms demonstrated that
a flexible currency , controlled by bankers , Is
desirable. But we have an accumulation of
? 7 per capita more than they have in Eng-
I hind , where interest is 13 per cunt , while It is
10 per cent here. Wo need only confidence
in the currency which wo have already , and
that can only bo re-established by the un
conditional repeal of the Sherman silver
purchase act. "
Mr. Wlndmuller's amendment was ac
cepted as an addition to the original resolu
J. 13. Colcgato said ho thought the resolu
tions wcro completed and that they should
bo printed and studied for a week before thu
members were required to vote upon them.
Any way , ho did not think the adoption of
the resolutions would huvo the slightest
Says tlio .Majority Is Wrong- .
There cries of " " from
were "Question , var
ious parts of the chamber , but A. Foster
Higgins obtained the floor. Ho said ho dis
agreed with Mr. Clallln as to the cause of
ttio financial disturbance , but nt the same
time ho personally had no objection to the
repeal of the Sherman silver purchase law.
Ho admitted there seemed to bo a very gen
eral opinion that the Sherman law was re
sponsible for all oilr troubles , but ho assorted
substantially that the majority was wrong.
In support of that statement Mr. Hlgglns
quoted from u rejiort of a royal commission
on the silver question , contained in nu ICng-
llsh parliamentary blue book. That com
mission , Mr. Hteglns said , hud studied the
subject thoroughly and nod obtained all the
information possible. Mr. Hlpglns then
plunged into a mass of statistics of the
money world in the timn when money was
first used and urged that thcso figures
proved the conclusion of the British com
mission , viz ; That ovcry stop that has been
taken In the direction of a monometallic
basis hail retarded the progress nnd pros
perity of the world. There was not enough
gold in the \\orld. Mr , Higglou EulJ , to
supply the money of the world.
Mr. UlBBliu Itriillod To.
Mr. Clallln replied to Mr. Higgins. Ho
said ho was perfectly familiar with the re
port of ttio royal commission quoted by that
gentleman , and reminded him that one-half
of the commission favored the demonetiza
tion of silver and the other half did not. Ho
regretted as much as Mr. Hlgglus that
silver should bt demonetized. Hut it would
bo an extremely dangerous and foolish
thing for this country to attempt to main
tain silver as money against the whohi world.
Wo should Join with the rest of the world
in the struggle for gold. [ Applause. I
Unfortunately , however , the course ol
this country had made U much easier
for other countries to get gold ,
while wo were losing it. The thing for this
country to do , if Mr. Higgins and Mr. CoV
gate wcro right , was to bring all thu cold
wo could Into this country and show Kuropc
that the could not do without silver. That
It would bo the best way to remonctlzo sll
' ver throughout the world was uuquestiou.
I able , but just so long as thu tiheruiua law
remained on the stAtute boplcn so long would
this want of confidence nnd this disturbed
condition in financial nnd commercial circles
continue. Mr. Clnfln ) reminded Mr. Higgins
that when this country rraumcxl specie pay-
tncnts It was not In the depths of financial
distress , but that the country was in nn ex
ceptionally good condition ; "In faet , " ho
added , amid loud applause , "I should bo glad
to see two such years again in business as
wo had in 18TU and 1880. "
Itomnrk * by .Mr. St. .John.
William P. St. John , president of the Com
mercial National bank , undertook to discuss
the first paragraph of the resolution. Ho
snld this chamber had never had a dobata
on this subject which reached the facts , nnd
m the nature of things they never could ,
but ho was willing to meet a company of
gentlemen and discuss the facts and nbldo
by the result. Ho was itlad for once to bo In
unison with the Chamber ol Commerce. Ho
agreed with it that the thins to do was to
repeal the Sherman silver law and stop buy
ing silver. [ Applause. ] In consideration of
that fact he begged them to give him kindly
attention. The trouble with the Sherman
silver law , Mr. St. John said , was that It
htrd not been prolierly administered , but
that invoked a political discussion nnd ho
did not care to go Into that.
There were cries of "Question , " when
Mr. St. John sat down , ana a viva voce vote
was taken. The resolutions wcro declared
adopted , the result ns announced by the
chairman being : "Throo , nays against the
whole chamber. " Tho' nays wcro William
P. St. John. A. Poster Higgins and J. U.
Tlio chairman , at the close of the meeting ,
appointed the following as the committee
called for by Mr. Wlndnluller's addition to
the resolution : John CUfhn , Henry Hertz ,
Gustav H. Schwab , W. 7J. Tronholm , Cor
nelius N. Bliss , J. Edward Simmons and
The chamber then adjourned.
WHAT THE S1I.VICU MEN I2XPKCT.
Ucncnil Warner ClUTd'j Itctportcr an In-
WASIH.SOTOX , July 'OT "What of the
night ? " said a reporter to General A. J.
Warner , president of the American Bimet
General Warner said : "I see that the legis
lative council of India has decided to receive
sovereigns at the treasury of India without
the limit In exchange for rupees , but not
Bank of England notes , nor will they
pay out gold for rupees. Tno coun
cil has also carefully abstained from making
gold a legal tender. If it should do so
"iuropo would rapidly bo drained of its gold
o settle balances duo to India. The policy ,
.herefore . , Is simply to sell council bills ,
which are drafts on the Indian treasury for
upees , for gold and then ; to buy silver on
government account' nt ttha ratio fixed in
louncll and from this.silvercoiu rupees with
ivhich to meet any excess of drafts over the
ax collections of the Indian.treasury. .
"We may look for purchases of silver on
ccount of the Indian government at any
lino. In fact , that government has adopted
: i sort of a Bland law , excepting that it has
lixed the ratio at 21Jf for converting rupees
'If ' the mints of the west remain closed
'or any length of time silvpr will rise ns the
osult of purchascsiby our government and
) n accoi'st of India. "
Questioned as to the ialleged purpose of
io silver convention , whieh.is to meet in
Chicago August 1 , , to-pass o resolution favor-
'mr the demonetization of ( gold , Mr. Warner
laid : "I know nothhr-fof a purpose to iu-
reduce such a bill. If Xho monomctallists
Insist on a subversion .of bimetallism by de
monetizing 11m only me'tQwhich , can be- pro
duced in sufficient quantities to maintain
stable relations bcnvcou mouev , supply.
> opulntion and busincs.1) ) , Ufidjf. ; tbey persist
n their evident intention to uestroy the
automatic regulation ovtnoneythrough.1..tho ,
ines , they need not-bo surprised nt u spon
taneous movement to demonetize the other
metal and transfer the control of money
"rom the mints to legislation. "
It is now stilted that silver men play a
part in the selection of a speaker. The an
nouncement that there Is u possibility that
Mr. Bland , the champion of silver , may be
displaced as chairman of the committee on
coinage , weights and measures , has stirred
them to renewed efforts. Stories of an at
tempted combine between the free silver
advocates and the populists to place n candi
date for the spcakcrshlp m the field , unless
they have the assurance of Mr. Crisp that
Mr. Bland will bo retained at the head of
the committee , are floating about , but nro
not generally credited , for though It is
openly said by some that Mr. Blani will not
again bo chairman of the committee there
are no facts that would warrant such an
assertion. Mr. Crisp Has not even intimated
such a thing. r
Among the more conservative the imprcs
slou is that Mr. Dland will head the commit
tee. This would not , however , indicate that
the entire committee wi.ll remain. If Mr.
Bland is chairman it is to be expected that
the makeup of the committee will be so
changed that n majority , at least , will be for
the repeal of the purchase clause in the
Sherman law. It is known that Mr. Crisp
has made no pledges one way or tlio other
that this ono would bo 'retained or another
bo given a chairmanship.
Senator Harris , president pro tern of the.
senate , says there will bo no filibustering in
the senate against the bill to repeal tlio
UXAULI : TO .sr.cimij CASH.
Hunks nt Iluatrtco nnd Atlilnnd Close Their
BCATIIICB , July 0. [ Special Telegram to
TUB Bnn. ] The First Commercial bank , a
state institution , tempqrarlly closed its
doors yesterday. Except for the lack of
ready cash the bank is in first-class shape
and wUl bo nblo to resume business in n
very short time. The capital stock Is $15,000
and the assets of the bantc are all gilt cdgo.
Stringency of the money murUot and Inabil
ity to realize on securities Is the only cause
ABHIANI > , Nob. , July 0 , ( Special to Tun
BEE. } Tlio National 'bank of Ashland did
not open Its doors this morning , notice being
posted to the effect that owing to the bank
being utiablo to realize on its assets it would
bo closed temporarily , unn that all depositors
and creditors would bo paid In full. The
cashier telegraphed to thp comptroller of the
currency to send uu examiner to take charge
of thu institution. This action was there-
suit of a meeting of tie directors lasl night
Cashier Lawson stated that ho has found it
Impossible to realize on tUe'Jissets , which are
for the most part flrst-chss | notes. The de
posits have been stcadllyiaucreaslng for the
pust three months.TUo'buuk lian u paid up
capital of ? 100,000 and surplus fund of $12-
lioo. The assets are mono than double ttio
liabilities. Thu suspension is merely the ra-
suit of the prescpt financial depression , De
positors will not lose a dollar.
Hunk of ( irnftun fioiind.
GHAFTOK , Neb. . July 0.4-Spoclal Telegram
to TUB HUB. ] The report in the morning
papers of the failure ft O , M. Carter of
Omaha caused u little ,1-un on the i3ank of
Orafton , of which ho was president , this
morulng , The bank promptly paid all de
mands , but to assure tUo patrons of the
bank and Its depositors. Cashier Hlnkloy
called on W. G , Hulnoy , IS. A. Cushlng , Hoi.
Thomas Corcoran and Georco II. Warren Jo
oxumlno into tlio affairs of the bank and the
foltowiug statement was. then given to the
Hank of Oration to Its 1'utrons nnd
Friends ; The resources , of the bank are :
Loans , rush and blidit uxcluuiKO , * 54,1&1,4G ,
mid liabilities JHO.lba.7U. leaving net re
sources ever und nlxjvp all liabilities
ti3'JiJi.70 ! , Wu make thU mntemeut to the
public for the iuu on of thu Ilimnclal condi
tion and to nskuro our depositors that their
money Is perfectly safu , and wo asU thi'lr con
tinued confide/nee / ut tliU particular time .
J , T. HIMU.UV , Cathler ,
A meeting of the stockholders was imme
diately called and W. G , Iluinoy made presi
dent , J , W. Pricu vice president and J. T.
Hlnkley cashier. This puts the bank in the
hands of moneyed men and conlldonco is fully
rollro Fund * Tied Up.
Tno Police Ucllef association had & ! ,000
[ COXTINUCU ox ar.ooNU IMUU. )
PLANS OF PIEROLA OF PERU
No Dssiro to Oauso n Eavolution , but Advo
cates Bomo Changes ,
PRESIDENT PENA'S ' NEW CABINET FORMED
AfTnlrii of the Argentine Itcpubllo In llcttcr
Condition timn Itccontly Same 1)1(11- (
culty in SrctirltiK Uncul Advlicrs
tor the Administration.
J W liy Jamtt Gordon Hcnntit.1
VAI.PAIIAISO , Chill ( via Galvcston , Tex. ) ,
July 0. [ By Mexican Cable to the New-
York Herald Special to TUB BCR. ] Ex-
president Plcrola of Peru has reached this
city. In an interview ho told mo the length
of his stay depended on the course of events
In Peru. Ho said , however , that ho has no
dcslro to contribute In any way to a revolu
tion in his country. Ho thinks that the re
public requires a new set of laws under
which she will regain her lost wealth and
the country will bo rehabilitated.
As the presidential elections do not tnko
place until next April the time Is too distant
to predict results. Ho works , ho says , only
for the good of his country and deprecates
the reports emanating from Panama and
Lima relating to the purchase of arms nnd
He requested the Herald to state that ho
wished only to servo Peru with a view to
her future welfare.
The Herald's correspondent In Buenos
Ayrcs telegraphs thai Senor Dclvallo ac
cepted the commission from President Pcuti
and has formed a cabinet. Pcna notified
all the mcmbcri of the old ministry
that their resignations have been ac
cepted. The portfolios are distributed as
follows : Interior , Lucid Lopez ; foreign ,
Senor Varason ; treasury , Manano dcMana ;
war , Scnor Dalvallcj justice , Eurlquo
Quintntia. The now cabinet was sworn in
today. General Metro assured Dalvullc
that ho would aid htm In the formation of
the now cabinet. It Is a coalition of radicals
Positions Wcro Hcfmed.
Some of the posts were offered to many
prominent leaders bcforo they were filled.
The new cabinet is not in harmony. In nil
circles , especially omonp the merchants , it Is
feared the crisis will bring on a revolution.
Senor Zoballos , minister from Argentina
to the United States on a special mission
connected with the Misscenes boundary , has
sailed for his post. He received an ovation
on leaving. Tlio gunboat Canada is an
chored off Pclotas. It will bo used to aid
the Castllhlstas in nn attack on the rovolt-
crs. Many of the chiefs of Brazilian army
have arrived in Montevideo from Uio do
Jancrlo. They Intend to join the revolu
Uruguay has abated the duties on Bra ? 11-
ian products in exchange for the free admis
sion of wheat.
Ex-Miiilstcr Egan today turned over to his
successor , Minister Porter , the United
States legation. Chilian papers declare that
there never was on a similar occasion mani
festations of welcome so hearty nnd candid
as that accorded Minister. , , Porter , , The
United States national holiday was celo-
irated on Tuesday with as much spirit by
ho Chilians as by the Americans.
PANAMA ( via Galveston , iTex. ) , July 0.
By Mexican Cable to the Now York
lernld Special to Tun Ben. ] Peruvians
, vho arrived on the steamer Imperial report
, he situation In their country as very
ritical. A popular outbreak Is momentarily
ixpected. News from Caracas reports the
'O-cstabllshmcnt ' of the old Guymancisla
iarty. They have perfected an organiza-
ion and arc developing surprisingstrength. .
At the celebration In La Guayra In honor
f Crespo's election the demonstration was
nterrupted by counter manifestations in
'avor of Guzman Blanco. Cheers for Crespo
tvero drowned in the "vivas" for Blanco. In
, heso cries many of Crcsoo-'s appointees In
he local government joined ,
The ports of Venezuela arc again closed
; o ships from Marseilles , Franco. Lcad-
ng members of the Ischmlnn Chinese
colony joined the Colombian ofllcials
nnd local consular corps merchants nnd
lundrcds of residents in wishing ex-Consul
Adatnson bon voyage when ho took the train
n Colon this morning cnrouteoto New York.
The Herald's correspondent in Tegucigalpa
telegraphs that nineteen prominent parti
sans of Bonilla were shot In lhat city this
norning under orders from President Vas-
juoz. Many others , who are in prison sus
pected of complicity in Bonllla's schemes ,
fear they will meet similar fate.
LIMA , Peru ( via Galveston , Tex. ) , July
0. [ By Mexican Cable to the Now York
Herald Special to Tim BEE. ] The rela
tions of the government with the Peruvian
corporation are strained. Mr. Dawkins , the
representative of the Peruvian corporation ,
has presented various petitions to the gov
ernment. In his communication Mr.
Dawkins uses severe language nnd makes
demands on the government which seem to
bo well founded ,
A serious accident on the Oraga railroad Is
reported. Some persons with criminal in
tent drove spikes on ooth sides of the track
near Sures. A hand car on which Engineer
Import , his assistant and n brakeman wcro
riding was thrown from the track , The
brakcman was killed and the others wcro
C'riiHpu mill Hit Administration.
LA GUAYHA , Venezuela ( via Galvcston ,
Tox. ) , July 0. [ By Mexican Cable to the
Now York Herald Special to THE BEE. ]
President Crespo , acting upan the authority
conferred upon him by special act of the
constituent assembly , has contracted with
the Bank of Caracas for $0,000,000 in subsid
iary silver , to bo coined in sliver
in Europe and 7 per cent bonds to the extent
-1,000,000 are being issued and placed by
the minister of finance toralso funds to meet
the Interest upon the national doht and to
complete the settlement of military pensions
and other outstanding iclalms in connection
with the revolution ,
Dr. Sebastian Casanas , mlnUter of war
under ox-Dictator Palaclo and at ono time.
general In command of the hitter's forces ,
sent into the field against Crespo , has re
turned to Caracas and issued a political
Smallpox was lately introduced into La
Guayra by some passengers arriving by the
French steamer Ferdinand do Lessups. The
report that cholera has also arrived hero is ,
however , without foundation.
Khedlvo Will .Marry tno miltim' * Duuglitrr ,
CoxmxTiNoi'Lii , July 0. The khcaivo of
Egypt has arrived hero for the purpose ol
marrying the daughter of the sultan. The
khcdivo und princess havu never met ,
BBHI.IN , July 0. Igimtz Aucr , u socialistic
saddler , was chosen chairman of a periau
PAIIIS , July 0. it A. . < York Herald Cable-
Special to Tun BEE. ] There was rfomo
very serious trouble this evening nt the
1'lnco do la Itcpubllquc , in which pistols
were brought into usa by the rioters' against
the troops , who charged the mob with fixed
bayonets. Several omnibuses were over
turned and set on llro , and the street rail
ways were pulled up atil the trumenrs up
set. It is tlio general opinion that the dis
orders will continue nnd become moro serious
The labor syndicates , representing 200,033
workmen , have decided iiol to make any
street manifestations , but they propose a
general strike. The government has closed
and occupied with troops the Labor ex
change , where the syndicates of the workIngmen -
Ingmen holdtheir meetings In order to dis
cuss among themselves and with their em
ployers their conditions and wages.
The Work nnd Labor exchange was a
creation of the municipal council of
Paris , and Its closing has greatly angoro.l
the working classes of the city , so that seri
ous disorders nro possible. The government
has assembled troops In Paris from every
direction , and there are now noless than
00,000 men ujnssud in the barracks of the
For the present everything is quiet , but it
is feared that a disturbance may break out
during the night.
Guy do Maupassant , the novelist , died
this morning at n private asylum for the
Insane. The death of this distinguished
rotnancist will prove a great loss to the
literature of Franco. JACQUES ST. CEIIE.
SAVIUI 1JV A STOKEIt.
Prompt Action of Maltese Flronmn Pro-
vontcd thu Cnnipcrdnwn Irom Sliililiic.
[ O ) ' i/r/i/Mni / ISD.1 tiuJamcx Gunlon lleniictt. ]
MALTA , July 0. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tin : Bnu. ] Current rumor
tonight states that u Maltese stoker , who
was off duty on the Camperdown when the
hitter rammed the Victoria , was the means
of saving thoCampordown from the same fate
ns befell the Victoria , because he of his own
accord at once went below and shut the
water tight compartments. 1 could not got
his name or other details. It is alto said
the stoker's action has been reported and
that hn has been granted n lifo pension ,
which will bo ofllcially recognized soon.
The Camperdown was docked today. Her
frame Is sound throughout. Only the bow
stem , ram piece and a few plates need 1-2-
pairincr. The repairs can easily bo accom
plished at Malta if so dceidcJ. The ship's
stores were largely damaged by water.
V A It 18 HOWIHK3.
They Create DUturb'.mcna nnd Tight the
I'ollco - ,
PAIIIS , July I ! . Gangs of rowdies made
disturbances early this evening in the Hue
du Chalcu d'Au , around thoLabor , qxchangot
nnd in nearby sldo strcots. At 1) ) o'clock
the rioters had become numerous and
belligerent. They upset and partly smashed
five tram cars and broke many windows.
The police eventually were able to hold
them in check , hut not to disperse them. In
the fights between rioters and police several
rowdies and two policemen were injured.
A mob took possession of the Boulevard du
Temple at 10:30 : o'clock and began breaking
windows. The police charged twice before
they could force the rioters hack. The police
used their revolvers and several rioters
wcro shot. The rioters fired back and
wounded a policeman. Omnibuses were
overturned and set on llro. The republican
guards charged the mobs in both streets.
The mobs fought stubbornly , but were
routed. Thirty rioters were arrested.
At 10 : ! ! this morning the streets arc quiet.
The troops have been withdrawn from the
neighborhood of the labor exchange.
It is reported this morning that the gov-
cnmcnt has decided to dissolve the munici
After the clearing of the Labor exchange
the Syndicates exchange gave warning to
the government throughl the municipal
government that unless this attempt to
compel them to register were aban
doned they would proclaim a general
striko. Nevertheless M. Guerin , minister
of justice told the senate that all labor
syndicates which had been constituted
illegally" wcro proceeding illegally would
bo prosecuted. The Labor exchange , ho
said , had become a hotbed of revolutionary
propaganda and had defied the laws so that
the government had closed It. The covcrn-
nient would not bo deterred from enforcing
the law. The closing of the exchange caused
great excitement among the working men.
SI Inert * ' llodli-H Ituc'ovurcd ,
LONDON , July 5. At 0 o'clock 13S dead
bodies had been recovered from the Thorn-
hill mine , where there was an explosion on
Cl.KrJil.AXJ > II.IH HHRUM.ITISM.
Tlio I'rvftldcnt CnnllniMl to Ills Hnom und
VUlturd lluiilud Admittance.
fiuzzAitu'ij HAY , Mass.'July 0. President
Cleveland Is confined to his room with nn at
tack of rheumatism in llio foot and knee , a
complaint from which ho has suffered for
years , It will bo necessary for the president
to deny himself to visitors to get all possible
benefit from his vacation.
Colonel Ivimont said tonight that the presi
dent's condition remained about tlio .same.
Ho had nothing to add to the statement sent
out this forenoon. Thu president was able , by
the aid of chairs , to gut to the piazza tor a
shorv tlmo and imbibe the brcezo.
The reporter of the Associated press had
an Interview with Surgeon General Bryant ,
who Is attending Mr. Cleveland.
"Doctor , Bomo conflicting .stories are itold
of the IHncsB of the president. Some of
them make the matter look very serious.
Will you nmke an ofitclul statement ? " asked
"The president is all light , " said the doe-
"From what is ho Buffering ? "
"Ho Is suffering from rheumatism , just ns
it was reported this afternoon , "
"Then , doctor , the report that he Is suffer
ing from a malignant , or cancerous growth 1
in the mouth and that an operation was nec
essary and had been performed to relieve 3
him , Is not correct ? "
"Ho Is suffering from his teeth ; that la i
all , " answered tbo doctor ,
DEATIIIIT , Neb. . July 0. [ Special Telegram
to THE BIE. : [ Mrs. William K. Hoyt ol f
Beatrice , sister of President Cleveland
started cast today in response to a summon ; 9
from the president's wife.
AT LE.I&T FIVK I'EltlSIlKlt.
Ileiult of tlio lliirnlni ; < > t tlm Union llellie
MUnliin lit St. I'liul.
ST. PAUI- , July 0. Last night's fire at th'i
Union Bethel on the river front resulted ii
ut least flvo deaths and a largo number o
injured , some of whom will probably die
Mrs. Jennlo Peak , matron , u man namrc
Shaughnessy , and three unidentified met
are dead. Lulu Morgan , daughter of Super
intcndcnt Morgan of the mission , is at tin
hospital in a precarious condition , Uo/en
of others were more or less seriously hurt
An examination ot the ruins has not yo
been mudo , though it Is possible othei
bodies way bo found.
HAVE CAUGHT THE FIEND
Murderer of the Ray Girls Near Bardswoll ,
Ky. , Now ia Ovr.tady ,
TURNED HIM OVER TO A DESPERATE MOB
It li Stilted tlmt mi Aural fate Awitlt * llliv
111 * Identity Huld to llo Uunipli < t
The ISrldvnco Aitnlnit
CAIRO , 111. , July 0. A negro answering
the description of the murderer of the two
Hay slaters near Bardswcll , was ctught and
jailed at Slkestown , Mo. , today , ilo w.u
round hiding In n box car on the Iron Moun
tain train by n brakuman , and when the
train reached Slkestown Djputy Marshal
Irgraham was notified und after a struggle
the negro was overpowered. In his posses
sion was found a bloody razor anil llvo
ladles gold rings , one of which was worn by
one of the girls on the morning of the mur
der. Ho was Identified by parties who had
tracked him from KentuckyA special
train will bo made up hero to take him to
night to Kentucky , where It is thought
ho will bo speedily dealt with.
Nut SntUlliid wltli III * Identity.
A special train bearing 200 armed men
from Kentucky departed from hero for
Sikcston , Mo. , nt 0 o'clock tonight and or-
rived there at 11 o'clock. The plan Is to
bring the prisoner back to Birds Point ,
which is across the river , on the
special train. In the meantime n party of
some f > 00 Caroans have chartered a boat ,
"The Throe States , " and have gone to Birds
Point to meet the Kcutuclnns when they
return. It Is moro . ithau likely
the parties will bo combined nnd
take the prisoners from Birds Point
to Wlckltire. Advices from Sikeston at raid-
night indicate the Slkeston authorities are
not fully satisfied as to thu identification of
the party , notwithstanding ho had a bloody
razor and live ladles' rings on his person and
his vest matched the coat found near ono of
In the Il.uid * of n Mob.
A dispatch from Sikcston at 12:45 : this
morning reports that the authorities have
surrendered the prisoner , who gives his
name as C. Miller , to the Kcntueklans and
the special tr.iin will start for Cairo by 1
o'clock. The prisoner claims that the rings
found on his person are the property of his
wife and s-iys that ho carried the razor lo
protect hi'iisolf. ilo claims that ho never
was across the Mississippi river into Ken
tucky. Miller also claims to llvo at Spring
field , 111. The Koutucltians promised the
Slkeston sheriff to take Miller to the fish
erman who carried him across iho river for
ISont on Hunting Him.
CAIHO. III. , July . 2:15 : a. m. A special
train from Sikcston is duo at Birds
Point , whence the entire party will
immediately embark for the sccno
of the awful crime. The ferryboat
will carry the throng of indignant and outraged -
raged citizens and the prisoner direct to the
place where Fisherman Gordon , who ferried
him over the river into Missouri , thence to
WIcklliTe and then final arrangements will
bo made for "barbecuing" the negro fiend.
AKsntiltud by Two Illuck Ilrutcs.
PEOIUA 111. , July 0. Miss Smith , 10 years
old , was on her way to East Pcoria this
afternoon and when in a lonely spot was
seized by two negroes , bound , gagged and
assaulted. Tlio cords which bound her were
afterward set on HIM terribly burning har
arms and wrists. Ono of the miscreants
has been captured and lynching is looked
COMING BACK TO AMERICA.
Colonel Fred r.runt Iloinairnrd Hound from
From a private letter to the editor of Tun
Ben , dated Bruges , Belgium , Juno 2'J , writ
ten by Colonel Grant , late United States
minister to Austria , wo take the liberty of
printing the following extract which will bo
read with interest , by the many of the
friends of Colonel Grant In this section :
Wohball sail for the United States on the
htonmshlii Now York , July 1 , looking forward
with dullcht to seulng our family and frlmids
UKaln , but ut th" mirnu tlmo wo foul some ro-
Rrctln leaving Vienna , whore wulinve received
so much hospitality and kindness for the past
Tim cmporor kindly Invited rno to dlno the
lay before my departure , and the Amorlcan
colony In Vlniinii honored me with u inaKiilli-
cunl farewell baniiiot | and at the same tlmo
Kiive Mrs , Urunt a beautifululft of a gold fruit
llsli as a parting souvenir.
Hoping to meet you ami your family era
.OUR In our own land , and with renewed
thanks , boltovo mo , blni'ciraly , your friend ,
KlUJUKIlICK I ) , CiltA.NT.
The stcamdr Now Yorlc may bo expected
to reach Now York harbor within the next
twenty-four hours , and Colonel Grant and
Family will doubtless join Mrs. Ulysses S.
Lirant at the Homo of his brother , Mr. Jesse
Grant , on the Jersey coast.
It Is not generally known that Colonel
[ rant was tendered the position of United
Slates minister to Austria by Pro-iident
Cleveland in deference to the memory of
General Grant , and also ut the request of
George W. Chllds , but Colonel Grant re
spectfully declined to remain In ofiico under
a democratic administration.
The only thing that llio colonel will prob
ably accept at the hands of President Cleveland -
land will boa c.idotshlp appointment for his
boy , who like his father and grandfather
has an ambition to become a West Point
The colonel will protribly como west at an
early day.oMrs. Grant , being a sister of Mrs.
Potter Palmer , will rocelvo n royal welcome
at the World's fair. .
JiOltltKltS l'UUIt/,1' J'AIIt.
They Mold Up n Train In Ttuni nnd Socura
GALVESTOX , July 0 , A special from Pates ,
tine to the Galveston News says : The Con.
nonball train from Longvlew on the Inter
national & Great Northern railway , duo here
at S:10 : o'clock , was held up and robbed
at Nine-Mile Post , six miles thlsgldoof
Nechcs , At Nine-Mile Post a man , who
was secreted on the blind baggage , crawled
over thu tender nnd commanded Engineer
Junders to stop Iho train , emphasizing the
order with a shot from bin revolver , which
did not take effect. When the train was
stopped three men wont to the baggage car
, ami covered Express Messenger Fanner and
Baggage Master Slrawn with pistols and
commanded them to open the safe. The
safe was opened , but it contained less than
$600. The through safe , which contained &
large amount of money , was not touched ,
The robbers were all tnaikcd. A posse bai
gone from hero to pursue the robbers.
° I'roipectlnc for Cojl.
ftAWMNS , Wyo. , July0. [ Special Telegram
to Tun HEB. ] There Is some excitement hera
just now over coal prospacU. The Union
* Pacific has been for some time prospecting
n on Sage crock , sixteen miles southeast. The
company will now transfer Us lorce to four
miles southwest of town near the Dillon
mliio , which the otllcers are negotiating for ,
ThoTranbContlnontul Coal and Iron company ,
will also tomorrow begin prospecting for
coill southwest of town near llio Olllo prop
crty , a contract having bceu let today for
several 100-foot shafts.
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