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FHE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. _ OMAHA , SATURDAY MOllNrNtt , MAY 10 , ] 89I. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
WRECK ON THE LAKE
Schooner Wrecked ami Five Persons Drowned
in Milwaukee Harbor.
TWO DROWNED WHEN RELIEF WAS NEAR
Ono Lifeboat Swarapel in Attempting to
Ecacb tbo Wrecked Scbooucr.
LIFE SAVERS HAVE A NARROW ESCAPE
Oling to tbe Bottom of Their Upturned Boat
and Drift Astiora.
ONE OF THE CREW FINALLY RESCUED
A not InnVvnncl In Iho Iliirhor DragH IU
Anchor mid In Cradimlly Drifting
on the lleach Wrntlicrls
MILWAUKEE , May IS. A fierce gale
from the northward Is raging on Lake Mich
igan loday , and u tremendous sea is sweep
ing Inlo the bay. Klve vessels are nt an
chor under thu government breakwater , nnd
with thu exception of Ihu C. C. llarncs ,
which Is rapidly dragging toward the liracli ,
will weather thu storm. The IlarncH Is In
great danger of drifting on top of the
sunken schooner M. J. Cnmmlng < , Just i-outh
of the harbor. The CummliiKM entered
the bay about 8 o'clock and dropped her
anchors off Michigan street , but they failed
to hold and the vessel drifted southward
and shoreward until she reached the break
ers , when she evidently tilled Ihrough-hcr
cabin and forecastle and went down In
twenty feet of water , about U o'clock. The
crew took to the rigging. The life saving
crew went out into Iho lake and drifted
down lo Ihe wreck of Ihe Cummlngs. Jusl
as she approached lha schooner a huge
wage swept along and carried the boat with
Its brave crew of rescuers toward Hay
View , when they all were drawn Into the
breakers and capsized. One of her crew
scrambled toward the Gumming before the
life boat was carried away and remained
In the rigging.
The life-saving crow managed to roach
Bhoro safely nt Hay View by clinging lo the
boat until Ihey were washed on thu shore.
The Raclno life boat and crow are coming
on u special train to rescue the crew of the
schooner dimming * . The Milwaukee Ilfo
boat was disabled when it capsl/.ed In thu
breakers , and two of the crew are prostrated
by exposure and Injuries received when they
slruck the beach. A tug Is In readiness to
convey Hie Racine Ilfo boat to the wreck.
The llarncs Is rapidly approaching the beach ,
and 11 Is only a mailer of time when she
will ,1)0 ) upon the sand.
An unknown vessel foundered off Whitefish -
fish bay at an early hour this morning , and
n smallcraft Is high and dry near Hay Vlow.
J''our unknown vessels are on vtho bench be
tween South Milwaukee and Racine.
, SIX WERE DROWNED.
Five men and a woman perished on the
wreck of thu schooner M. J. Ciimmlngs be
fore the life saving crew reached Ihe
wreck. One of the crew and n Ilfo saver
wcro rescued. The men who perished fell
from their perches In the cross trees to the
water nnd sunk out of sight Ilko pieces of
lead. The body of the woman Is still
lashed to lha rigging , to which she escaped
when the vessel began to sink. Six thou
sand people lined the piers nnd the shores
of John Island nnd the mainland this after
noon when the tug Knight Templar towing
a scow bearing Iho life savers lefl the
piers to make the rescue of the crow. One
hundred feet of Hue separated thn tug from
the scow , nnd back of the scow wns towed
the empty surf boat. With bow lo the
waves the Knight. Templar permitted the
ECOW to drop down toward the wreck.
When the surf boat was within fifty yards
of'lhc wreck a human figure that hud been
clinging to Iho rigging of the ml/.zen mast ,
was KCCII to throw up Its hands and fall
backward Into the boiling waves , being In
stantly last lo sight. A short tlmo before
another ot these clinging to the ropes had
let go his hold and perished. A groan went
up" from the crowd as each body was lost to
sight , and then all eyes centered on the
surf boat as It dropped back beside I lie
sunken vessel. Two figures slowly de
scended the shrouds of the mi//cn mast and
clung to lines .but a few feet above the waves.
1'lvo minutes passed as attempt after at-
lempl was made by the life savers to swing
the life bent close to the walling men. A
cheer wenl up from tho'crowd on the shore
as one of the figures was seen to leap from
the rigging and land In the hoat. Two
minutes later a second sprang far out , and
us the boat ascended n wave It was seen
there wore two figures In the boat. Then n
cheer that drowned thu roaring of the
breakers wenl up from the throats on
ehore. Slowly the long line lhat hold the
turf boat wns paid nut and the Iwn rescued
iiii-n w ro permitted to drift toward Ihe
shore- one moment lost to sight In thu
foaming breakers and again alive and sure
of rc.cuo ns the boat ruu on thu lop of
come mlghfy billow. Along Ihe beach nt thu
foot of JOIICH Island n crowd ran to meet Ihu
rescued men ; willing hands were stretched
out to reach them , and they were dragged
from thu surf to a place of bufcty.
The dead uro :
CAPTAIN' JOHN M'CULLOL'Cill , Marine
MATE TIMOTHY 110SOUR , Ruffalo. N. Y.
THOMAS TUSCOTT , sailor , Marine City.
, I NKNOWN SAILOR. Marino City.
SAILOR NAMED JIM. Marlnn City.
COOK ( woman ) , unknown , Iluffuhi , N. Y.
The saved are : Robert Patle-son , Kings
ton , Ont.
Frank Gourdes , surfinan , N'o 0 , Milwaukee
life tmvlug Elation.
Siirfimm OeordCH , as soon as hn boarded
the schooner , proceeded to lash the members
of Ihe crew lo DID rigging , bill It Is sup
posed they loosened the ropes to rhaitgc
their positions , hoping to rsc.ipo the force
of the blizzard ot pelting snuw and rain ,
l > ut were ho stiff they could mil nmko new
fastenings , nnd ho could do nothing fur
Captain McCultough was the second man
to fall , nhootlng down Into the waler as
hundreds ot Held glasses were Iralned on
the HCCIIU from the shore , Tuscott fell llrst
nnd the others soon after the captain.
There are no other wrecks EO far as
known south of this city , although several
boats are reported In distress In the vicin
ity of tlm Raclno reef. Two little schooners
were running along under bare poles soulli
ot llnelno North Point at dark and a big
thren and aft coaler came to anchor off
NEW RICHMOND. WIs. , May 18. There
lias been no more rain since Tuesday night.
The water nt this place In Paper Jack
creek and Willow river , where two Omaha
bridges are In serious danger , nan fallen a
foot nnd Is rapidly going down. Traffic on
this branch of the Omaha load has been
resumed. On the Wisconsin Central line
the damage ls enormous. No train has
passed for thirty hours , and It may be a
month before a Chicago train can be gotten
through. The William and James Johnston
hour milling property at lloardman 1ms
iwcn seriously damaged by tha high water.
ANDERSON , Ind. , May IS.A severe
mind storm struck Anderson late last night.
fTlie ) North Anderson glass factory wai set
on ftrr. The Wright shovel works nnd
Vlder window glass factory wcrn unrooted
jnd Night Watchman James Merrlwenthor
) idly crippled by a falling alack. The In
diana box factory was damaged and the
watchman fatally Injured.
DECATt'R , III. , May 18. ' The worst hall
storm ever seen In Illinois' swept over this
city yesterday. Hall BIOIIPS n big as.
goose eggs fell. Hardly a window escaped.
Sky light nnd sun roofs were broken
through. The loss will aggregate several
thousand dollar * . Crops suffered severely.
PORT HURON' . Mlolu. Slay IS. A severe
hall Rtorm passed over this nlly .vcslcrday.
Much damage has undoubtedly been done tu
fruit trees nnd standing croim.
SIOUX I-'ALLS , S. D. , May IS. ( Special
to Tlio Ili-c. ) Reports from the Ynnklon
agency uro lo Ihe effect that last Monthly
evening a woman nnd little child wpru car
ried nwny by n whirlwind. Searching par
ties have fdnce been on the lookout for the
missing persons , but up to date have not
discovered anything of. them.
STOICM IN < IIIO.UH ) II.MtltOK.
Ili-rolc irr : rtn to Sa\o thn I.Hrs of tlm
\Vrccl < od SiillniN.
CHICAGO , May IS. The recent slorm
which swepl Lake Michigan was Iho most
disastrous of recent years. Eight vessels
wore driven ashore within the city limits
of Chicago , nnd out of their crews ten men
are known to he drowned , and lu every In
stance beat nnd cargo are utterly lost. One
schooner , the Myrtle , wn wrecked Jiml oul-
sldc Ihe pier wllhln a half-mllu of .Michigan
boulevard , and six men of her crew went
down to death In plain view of the hundreds
of people who lined the boulevard walks or
watche.il the awful storm from the windows
of the big hotels which overlook the harbor.
The wrrcks extended from Gleucoe on the
north , where the-Lincoln Dall went to pieces ,
to South Chicago , an air line distance of
forty miles. .Following Is the list of wrecks
as far n * known nt 10 o'clock tonight.
Schooner Lincoln Dall , driven ashore at
Qlpiicoo , eighteen miles north of Chicago.
Schooner Myrtle , wrecked at the foot of
Schooner Jack Thompson of Chicago ,
wrecked off Twenty-fifth street.
Schooner Evening Star , wrecked off
Twenty-seventh strcel , crew rescued.
Schooner Mercury of Grand Haven ,
wrecked off Twenty-seventh streel
, crew res
Schooner J. Loomls McClarln , wrecked off
Schooner Rainbow , wrecked of Twenty-sec
end street , crew rescued.
Schooner C. J. Miner of Chicago , wrecked
off Ono Hundredth street , crow rescued.
Unknown schooner , ashore near South
The fatalities are :
ANTON GUNCERS , of Manlstce , seaman ,
schooner Lincoln Dell , drowned while al-
lempllng to reach shore.
CHARLES GAUTIERS. cook on schooner
Jack Thompson , resided In Chicago , washed
from a rope while attempting to reach
JOSEPH SPOLAN of Sturgeon bay , mate
of the J. Loomls McClarln , struck and killed
by the tow post torn out when the vessel
broke away from the tug.
Entire crew of the schooner Myrlle , six
CAPTAIN WAS TOO SURE.
The first vessel to go ashore was the
two-masted schooner Jack Thompson. The
boat came from Garden Hay. Mich. , and ar
rived off the breakwater early In the after
noon , with a pump working. A tug made
Its way to her sldo and offered her a line
but the captain refused It , Intending to sail
Into the harbor , The task was too much
for him , however , and before he was fairly
Into the harbor he lost control of his vessel
which crashed Into the Rainbow , canylng
nwny tlio bow of that boal nnd smashing a
great hole under her bowsplrlt , and with
her forumasl gone she drifted rapidly south ,
a pitiable wreck. The anchor was thrown
out and for a tlmo held fust , but through the
breaking out of the. soft bottom of the harbor
this only help proved Ineffectual , and ngaln
the Thompson swept toward the sjiore , broad
side on. Shi ; slruck bottom fifty feet from
shore. The men wcro rescued' by a line
thrown by the life saving crew.
TJio schooner Mercury of Grand Haven ,
Mich. , was wrecked off Twenty-seventh
streel. An effort * wns made to tow her Into
Iho harbor when she neared the break
water , but the wind nnd waves were too
strong , nnd the Evening Star nnd Jack
Thompson were already grinding to pieces
on the breakwater , and thousands stood on
the beach watching them. As ihe Mercury
came nearer her crew could be seen hud
dled together in the bow , and they were
frantically waving their arms to the people
on shore. When the schooner finally slruck
an attempl was made , but in vain , to get
a line to Iho crew , and then one of the seamen
men on board , Tom Thurston , Junipwl from
the vessel to ROIIIO floating lumber , and
after several 'times going under the heavy
breakers was finally taken ashoro. Two
others took the same chance and got safely
ashore. A Hue was finally thrown from
shore to the vessel and made fast. The
crowd ashore held It taut , and ono by ono
the four men , almosl exhausted , climbed
on nnd slid to safety , and the last man , Ed
Sterling , was about half way down the line
when the rope broke , and he dropped Into
the water among the lumber floating about.
Several persons rushed to his rfscue , and
ho was carried ashore amid the \vlHl cheers
of Iho crowd.
The schooner Lincoln Dall was driven
ashore ut Glencoe , and Anton Gnncers , ono
of the sailors , was swept overboard ami
drowned. After several hours of weary
walling the rest of the crow were rescued
by members of the Evanslon life saving
LIFE SAVERS JUST IN' TIME.
When the life saving crew finally arrived
the wrecked sailors were well nigh P.\-
hauslcd. The lifeboat was finally dragged
down Ihe steep bluffs which line the lake
at Glencoe and the men brought off.
The wreck of the Rainbow , a lumber
laden schooner from Racine , occurred late
In thn afternoon and was marked by thu
heroic rescue of her crew , when about nil
hope of , , saving them hud been abandoned.
She had thrown out her anchors and tried
to ride out the storm from a position just
south of the government piers. Thu gale
was too strong for her , .however , nnd at 3
o'clock she began to drift rapidly south
ward , dragging her anchors as though they
were nothing but fishhooks. .Seeing her
licit ruction was Inevitable , HIP life giving
crew loaded their line apparatus upon a
flat car closn to the water nnd kept pace
with Ihu doomed vescel as the wind drove
her northward. Off thu foot ot Harrison
court thu cur was stopped , thn camion llrrd
and the Ilfo llnu missed the boat by thirty
feot. At Twelfth street another was llrod.
with the same poor result. At this point
the tug Spencer , which had w'allnwrd IU
way Ihrough Iho glganllc waves , managed
lo tun up close lo the Rainbow and throw
her n lino. It snapped like tuw.fbut a second
end held and four of her crew of seven men
were hauled nbaard the tug. Thn schooner
was 7iow so close to the breakers that
the tug dartd follow her no longer
and steamed away. The Ilfo saving
cruw on their flat car kept even
with the boat as the rolled around and
tried again and again to throw a line across
her. but failed every time. / t Twenty-
fifth street thn Bailers cut loose on a small
rait they had mado. and Will Havlll. a
young electrical engineer , wns held by n line
and swam out to It when nbout eighty feet
from the shore.
The lumbar from the Ralnbon's deck load
wns tossing on the waves nnd the young
fellow , at the risk of being bralnod by some
floating plank , wns a long time In reaching
the raft. Ho finally made his way to Re
slda and railed to Captain John i'enn to
jump overboard , Penn obeyed. Havlll
caught him and the two men wcro hauled
nshoro. A negro named E. J , Willis swam
out In like manner and saved another man.
This left but one man on the raft , and
Havill wet taken on the flat car once moro
and carried two blocks south to whore It
had drifted , and again gwam out and brought
oft Jacob Knudsen , a seaman living In Ra
cine. Doth men wore utterly ( exhausted
and were taken to Mercy hospital , where
Penn. who U In a critical condition from
chill and exposure , had preceded them. The
vensel drifted ashore and was ground to
? nARES 1IIJISEH
Ready to Go to Any Length to Defeat the
FRYE ECHOES DOLPH'S ' SENTIMENTS
Rrpiihlleuns Ciiiln a Conrr lon from tliu
Democrat ! ) on llui llati ! nil lliitldlng
Stone C'oiHldi-rablo Progress
ainilo on thu TiirllT Hill.
WASHINGTON. May IS. Wlilto winged
peace hovered over the senate today. As n
result of the compromise reached at last
night's drawn battle , the resolution to In
augurate longer hours , beginning next Mon
day , commencing at 10 n. in. , was agreed
to , and then the semite , for the first time
since the tariff debate began , settled down
to real , earnest work on the schedules of
the tariff. For five hours the consideration
was .steadily pushed , the result being eleven
pages of the bill were disposed of more
progress than has been made In the entire
three weeks' during which the bill has been
considered by paragraphs. The "chemical
schedule" was completed and the "earth ,
earthenware and glass schedule , " excepting
Items 84 to 92 , Inclusive , which were passed
ovyr by agreement , was finished.
Schedule C , metals and manufactures of
Iron and steel , had been reached when the
senate , at , D o'clock , went Into executive
The republicans won their first victory
today In their efforts to secure higher rates
than those granted by the majority. They
Induced the democrats to take rough buildIng -
Ing and monumental stone , limestone , free
stone , granite , sandstone , etc. , from the
free list and place them on the dutiable
list at 7 cents per cubic foot and to Increase
the duty on this class of dressed stone from
20 to 30 cent ad valorem.
The feature of the day was the
denial ot half a dozen republican
senators that any compromise had
been reached to allow the bill to ulti
mately come to a vote , and the bold an
nouncement of Messrs. Frye and Uolph that
they stood ready to go to any length and
use any parliamentary methods to defeat
the passage of the bill. The amendments
agreeil to fixed the following rates :
Cosmetics and like preparations.10 per
cent ; castlle soap , perfumed , 35 per cent ;
bicarbonate of soda , half a cent per pound ;
caustic soda , half a cent per pound ; bi
chromate soda , 25 per cent ; sal soda , one-
eighth of a cent per pound ; soda ash , one-
quarter of a cent per pound ; silicate of
soda , three-eighths of n cent per pound ;
strychnine , 30 cents per ounce ; tartarate of
soda , 2 cents per pound ; brick , uuglazed , 25
per cent ; Ore brick , $1 per ton ; lime , CO
cents per hundred weight ; plaster parls ,
ground , $1 per ton ; plaster parls , calcined ,
$1.25 per ton ; clays , ( inwrought , $1 per ton ;
clays , wrought , $2 per ton ; cast polished
glass , looking glass , etc. , not exceeding
twenty-four by sixty square Inches , 23 cents
per square foot ; above that , 30 cents ; spec
tacles , 10 per cent ; marble , rough , 30 cents
per cubic foot ; marble , dressed , 85 cents
per cubic foot ; marble , manufactured , 45
per cent ; granite and other building stone ,
rough , 11 cents.dressed , 30 per cent ; grindstones - '
stones , 10 per cent ; roofing slates , 20 per
cent.Mr. . Morgan's resolution , calling upon the
attorney general for Information as to the
existence of a Sugar trust In violation o [
the law , was adopted.
At1:50 : the senate went Into executive
HOUSK TALKS Ari'IlOI'KI.YTlOXS.
Sugar linnnty nnil Pension Policy Conic Infer
for u Little DNcusftlun.
WASHINGTON'May 18. Soon after the
house met today It found Itself with a fili
buster on Its hands , caused by a motion to
consider appropriation bills running counter
to the private bills. The legislative , execu
tive and judicial appropriation bill was taken
up after an agreement was reached to close
general debate at the hour of 5 o'clock "and
that the house would adjourn over Saturday.
The discussion of the bill opened up sev
eral Interesting and Important questions ,
anigng them being the sugar bounty ques
tion , the pension frauds Investigation and
the reduction of members' pay for absence.
The discussion of the sugar bounty question
was brought about by the omission from the
pending bill of the provision for sugar bounty
assessors. Mr. lloatnor of Louisiana , who
gave notice ho would offer an amendment
providing that the secretary of the fpnato
and the sergeant-nt-arma should respectively
deduct from the monthly pay of each mem
ber and delegate the amount of his pay for
every clay ho was absent , without leave ex
cept on account of sickness of himself or
family. Representative Cannon questioned
the propriety and courtesy of the house de
claring by Its actions to senators there was
not going to bo any sugar bounty in the
next fiscal year
Mr. ninghain , taking as his text the ap
propriation of $200,000 In the last appro
priation bill for Investigating thu alleged
pension frauds , made an attack on the pen
sion policy of President Cleveland and Com
At i > o'clock a recebs was taken until S
o'clock this evening.
AI.l. WANT Sill I' CANALS.
Tlirt-o-Coriioreil I'lght fur 11 Ciinal from
l.nliu Krio to thu Ohio Hlver.
WASHINGTON , May 18. Kor years past
the house committee on canals and railroads
has been one ot the honorary bodies of the
house , ono of the numcrouH committees with
an existence chiefly on paper. This term the
committee has waked up to an active consid
eration of the canal question and has con
sumed considerable time In discussing the
question of national ship canals , u field on
which bevcral proposition ! ! are bcfurc It.
The project of a canal to connect the Ohio
river with Lake Hrlo has been started from
several sources thin year. Representative
Dalzcll of Pennsylvania submitted a plan
for a canal which would be ot particular
benefit to his state , extending from a point
at or near Erie. I'a. . on the laki > to the Ohio
river at or near Plttshurg. and naked for
$40.000 for thu survey. Two propositions
came from Ohio members. Representative
Van Voorhls proposed a ship canal between
the Ohln and L-iltn Krlo by way of the canal
and the Musklngum rivtr , asking for $40.000
for the survey. Representative Iklrt wanted
the route to start from Utovnland at thu lake
and follow the most direct course to the
river , with nif appropriation of 130,000 for
Each section has pushed Its own claims to
the canal very energetically before the com
mittee. Speeches have been made by the
author * of the three bills , and , after a pro
longed discussion , there has developed n
strong throe-cornered deadlock. U bus been
decided to compromise the whole mutter , and
Representative Ryan of New York , who is
a member of the committee , hns l > ceii dele
gated to prepare a compromise bill. This
bill will stipulate for a survey ot the most
practical route , to be decided upon by a
board of engineers appointed by the secre
tary of war.
JNFOKMATIOX FOR .SAILORS.
Hydrographer lllghoo I'nlilUliv * Sumo line-
. ful Churls for Setimen.
WASHINGTON , May 18. The Atlantic
pilot chart lisued by the hydrographlc office
has proved BO useful to mariners and HO
popular that Hydrographer Hlgbeo has been
encouraged to attempt the publication ot a
similar chart for the benefit of thn Immense
commerce on the great lakes. The first
Issue Is Just appearing and Is being distrib
uted at the different lake porti. As these
charts uro esientlally the result ot cooperation
tion In supplying Information to be pub
llshed , the hVdrograplild office Invites sug
gestions tending to Improve the chart , both
by new features anil extension of those al
ready presented. The lotifllng feature ot this
first Is'tiu Is the simplernnd graphic Information
mation supplied to mariners relative tu the
compass variation. Tills Is exceptionally
large on the lakes , running from 8 degrees
cast at the western end of Lake Superior
to 10 degrees west at the eastern end of
Lake Ontario , n total variation of IS degrees.
As Ihe line ] of cqunl Variation run at right
angles to the general course of lha lake Iho
change of variation Is large for tha change
of longitude nnd Ihe compass course must
bo correspondingly altered to make the true
course. The chart shows the variation nt
every point and contains a set of simple
Instructions to Iho Inkd tailors for correcting
their compass courses so as to reach the
true course. Another feature of the chnrt
Is composed of diagrams Illustrating the
methods of applying oil to storm waters ,
which have proved BO effective In saving
ships on the ocean. Thpn there arp colored
pictures of the signal office flags , diagrams
and Information as , to the SI. Uiwrcnco
canals , and much other dnta of great val "
to lake sailors. ,
AOiucui/rt'RAi. l.iTIK\TIICI : ; :
Number of rnhllrntloiK Issued liy the
Agricultural Depart meat.
WASHINGTON' . Mny IS. Secretary Mor
ton has received from George W. Hill , the
chief of the division of records and printing
of the Agricultural department , n report
showing the list of publications ot the de
partment for the five calendar yenr < i from
18S9 lo 1893 , Inclusive. Some Idea of Iho
publications may be obtained from ai table
presented In the report. The showing made
by the tnble Is exclusive of circulars of In
quiry , congressional publications and Ihoso
of the weather bureau. The number of pub
lications and the copies Issued during the
five years above named were :
Number of Oupli-H
'ienr. Publication ; ) . IKHIH-I ! .
18S1I ? x KJ6.517
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A comparison of the year * 18SO and 1892 ,
the report says , shows that , with an In
crease In printing fund of 58 per cent , the
nmnbc.r of publlcatlon/i / Increased more than
fi7 per" cent , the numb'er of pages more than
135 per cent , while the number of copies
Issued has advanced over 300 per cent. These
figures , the report says , show the remit of
a settled policy adopted and maintained dur
ing the past few years looking to a moro
systematic classification1 of the publications
of the department so as to meet the wants
ot the different clnsses'xof readers and the
extension of the publications of a popular
character. The distribution of the publica
tions Is free , copies .being franked to appli
cants as long as there are any on hand not
needed for the department flies.
1-01'VL1ST ST.t lU2C'O.Vr | .Va70.V.
Called by tli ICxecutlt-e.'ominlllcM- ' McoT
at Criind Island In August.
LINCOLN. May 1 $ . ( | peclal to The Uee. )
The executive committee- the Independ
ent state central comnfutee met at room
No. 5 at the Windsor hotel at 2:30 : this
afternoon , there being n full attendance of
the members and a large , number of prom
inent Independents from- - over the state.
The members of the ' committee present were
as follows- . N. Gatfln'of ' Sauiidurs county ;
J. A. Edgertdh ot Lincoln ; I ) . Clem Dearer
of Omaha ; J. V. Wolfe' of Lincoln ; J. II.
Dundas of Auburn , from the. Flrsl congres
sional district ; Isaac Hascall of Omuliu , Second
end district ; C. S. Fowler of North Ucnd ,
Third district ; J. D : ' P. * Small' .oT Tori ? , '
Fourth district ; J.S. . Cana'dy. of'Mlnden ,
Fifth district ; A. ( J. Scott of Kearney , Sixth
The entire forcivpon , wns taken up with
preliminary nfatters , the first matter taken
up being the location of the next state con
vention. Grand Island's claims were pre
sented by H. A. Edwards , Joseph Edgerlon
and Mayor Geddes. A. O. Scott and Mayor
Hrady presented the claims of Kearney. It
was urged In behalf of the Midway city that
It might be necessary for many of the dele
gates from the western part of the state
to drive to the convention In wagons , and
that being the case , the. convention should
bo located as far west as possible. W. Q.
A. Stewart and Editor Lynn of Our Own
Opinion offered the hospitalities ot Hastings ,
and In addition to. other thlngagreed to
furnish free board for the members of the
executive committee' during their slay In
Hastings. S. M. Elder gpoko in favor of
Hastings , creating a broad smllo entirely
around the room when' he volunteered the
Information that he had' not been promised
a free hotel bill on account of his efforts for
the Queen city.
W. II. WestoverbRtislivllle put In a
plea for the populists all. along the line of
the Klkhorn road. He , stated that It was
very Inconvenient for them to ride clear to
Fremont and then travel westward another
hundred miles or so. Ho spoke In favor of
either Fremont or pniahn.
I ) . Clem Deavor" Wanted the convention
In Omaha. He thought that a state conven
tion In Omaha would bring the laboring men
of Omaha over to the populist party by
Ike Hascall protested that Omaha didn't
want the convention. Ho said that there
was a prejudice against Omaha that would
exist as long as Omaha persisted In defeat
ing populist candidates for olllce. Ho said
the laboring men of Omaha lacked the cour
age to vote the populist ticket , anil oven
lacked the courage .to1 attend populist meet
ings. They were afraid they would lose
their jobs. A great many of them hud
lost their jobs , and .most of them had had
their wages cut down. He then discussed
the financial situation and. closed by urging
the committee to locate the convention at
Grand Island. '
After going into executive session the
committee decided to hold the stale con
vention In Grand Island on August 15. The
basis of representation Is to be one dele
gate at large from each county and one
delegate for every 100 votes case for Judge
Holcoini ) last fall and , ono deleguto for each
major fraction thereof *
The executive comiiittco | of the Fourth
congressional district held n mealing hero
this evening and Issued a call for .thu con
gressional convention tp meet at York on
August 8. The two lending candidates for
the nomination areW ( H. Ashby of Ilea-
trlco and Judge W. U Shirk of Aurora.
H.S/MJ II'OO/J TII3TA.KK STJiJJI.
Coal Strlku Sorloinly AITiictlng Indiulrlet , In
DeH J\loui9i ) ,
DBS MOINES , May ? . IS. ( Special Tele
gram to The lice. ) nes\MoInes * \ miners will
march to Colfnx tomorrow evening and en-
deavcr to clnso the nilnui In that vicinity.
ThD effect of the suspcibiun of work In DeH
Mollies mines U becoming ecrlous. The
street car company , one ot thu largest con
sumers of coal In the city. Is having dllll-
culty In getting nn adequate supply to keep
Its machinery In operation and has con
tracted for COO corda ot 'wood.
S. A , Robertson has 'ten ' carloads of coal
promised , with wfrcliha liop < } , i to complete
the burning of 1.000,00,0' ' paving brick now
under flrb. If the strlko continues alter
these are. burned the , plant will probably
close down , John McGorrlsk's brick plant
Is already Idle because of Inability to get
coal. The electric light plants are also run
ning short of coal and the continuance-
the strike for ten days will result In an
almost total suspension of business and the
enforced Idleness of thousands In the manu
South Dakota I'o
HEDFIELD. 8 , P. , Jtuy l/l.-Specliil ( to
The Bee. ) ThojCongrpgntlonal Association
of South Dakota la til session here. Rev.
li , II. Hnrtt of Huron wns elected moder
ator. Hon. It. I ) , Hnssell welcomed thn
assembly and Rev. J , F. Cross of KutKbud
Dr. J. 13. Roy of Chicago gave an Illus
trated lecture on the "Relation of America
ami Africa. " Mrs , II. 8. Ouswi-ll of New
York gave nn uddresi en "Heathr-nlsm In
America. " Thu meeting Is well nltriidfl
an < l enthusiastic , The churches orf well
supplied , though the financial situation
forbids an advance In new lines ,
FOILED BY THEIR OWN NOISE
Oommonwenlers Thought to Disarm the
Troops in the Night.
TRIED TO STEAL THE SOLDIERS' RIFLES
Attention of thu ( Iniirdi Atlrnc-ed l > y thu
Racket Iiicuiitloiiilj Mude by the
Alen .Mint In Thnu to Stop
the Llttlu < ! : itm' .
ORERN RIVER , Wyo. , May IS. ( Special
Telegram to The Dee. ) For a time last
night there was every prospect of a riot ,
at d only the coolness of the oHlccra In
charge of the federal troops stationed hero
guarding the contingent of the Common
weal army , prevented uluit might have led
to bloodshed. The troops , numbering about
200 , had retired for the night , leaving the
usual guards patrolling the camp , when
some of the more reckless of the Industrials
who are under arrest here waiting for trans
fer to Ilolse , attempted to steal thu arms
of the soldiers , which were stacked , as Is
the custom with the military when In camp.
The nolso made by the Commonwealers
attracted the attention of the guards , and
an alarm was given which resulted In the
men being driven back to their quarters.
They went sullenly , muttering that they
would not go back to Holse without a strug
gle. Having corralled the discontents the
guards were doubled , and the nlnlit paused
without any nuimional overt act being at
What the men would have done had they
succeeded In stealing the anus ot the sol
diers Is a question , but from threats heard
among the prisoners it Is surmised that
they would not have given them up without
ON THE WAY TO BOISE.
FOSSIL , Wyo. , May 18. ( Special Telegram
to The Dee. ) This Is written aboard a BH | > -
clal train bearing toward Ilolse City the 1BO
men of the Portland- Industrial army ar
rested at Green IJIvcr. Judge Rlnor and
United States Attorney Fowler of the dis
trict of Wyoming arrived at that place this
morning. After the preliminaries had been
arranged the Industrials were formed into
line and searched. The only weapons found
upon tlem were a few razors and pocket
knives. They were then marched under
escort to Talllgan hall , where Judge Rlner
convened court. Thu warrants commanding
the United States marshal to arrest and
bring before Judge Ueatty of the United
States circuit court of Idaho R. I ) . Ureckeu-
rldge , Dick Williams , Thomas Callahan , S.
L. Scheffler and all other parties disobeying
the order ot the circuit court made .May 2 ,
1894 , which commanded them to refrain
from Interfering with the property of the
Union Pacific Railroad company , was read.
United Slates Marshal Plnkham of Idaho
was sworn and questioned concerning the
aervico of the order of the court and thu
parties under arrest were identified by him
as those Implicated In the seizure of the
train at Montpeller In violation thereof.
United States Attorney Fowler made appli
cation for an order of removal , directing
Marshal Rankln to deliver the accused to
the marshal , of Idaho' at Boise City forth
with. . . The warrant calls for the appearance
of the prisoners In court on the 1st day of
. .Dacembor-- . or'such uther"nnyas"tno
court may direct , to show cause why they
should not be'-punlshed for contempt.
After the completion of the business In
court actlvo preparations were at once begun
for transporting the Industrials to noise.
A special train was made up of six passen
ger coaches , a baggage car and Superin
tendent Calvin's car. Two companies , E
and F , of the Seventeenth Infantry were
detailed as an escort. The Industrials were
placed In three cars , with a strong guard
on each platform. Besides these two com
panies , Captain Loverlng's company of
twenty men from Ilolso and Marshal Pink-
ham with ten deputies were aboard , Judge
Willis Vandcventer of Cheyenne Is along to
look after the Interests of the Union
Pacific receivers. A large crowd of
Green River citizens was at the
depot to witness the loading of the
Industrials on the train , but they marched
between the two lines of soldiers to the
train without a protest. The trip thus far
has been without incident. A stop was made
at Montpeller for supper. The train Is
scheduled to arrive In Jlolsc at S o'clock to
Company E of the Seventeenth Infantry
will be left at Pocatcllo to prevent the "In
dustrials congregated at that place from com
mitting depredations. Two companies wuro
left at Green River to apprehend any In
dustrials that may attempt to run a train
cast over the Union Pacific main line from
MONTPELIBR CITIZENS ARRESTED.
SODA SPRINGS. Idaho. May 18. ( Special
Telegram to The Hee. ) Four prominent citi
zens ot Montpeller were arrested this after
noon on the charge of aiding and abetting
the Industrials to capture the train from
Marshal Plnkham and posse on Monday.
Their names are : John West fall , Jake Lowe ,
Charles Hagor and Joseph Fuller. There Is
a warrant for John O'Connor , ono of the
leading democratic politicians of this county ,
but he managed to get out of town. Those
arrested were taken to Holse on the Indus
trial special. Thorn Is a bitter feeling hero
against Marshal Plnkham because of his
action in causing the arrest of Industrials.
KKLSKY STII.I. IN QUAICANTINK.
Mayor of Kcil Oak rrr cr\rM Ills Hull I-
wli-k from Iiidimtrhil Con tuinhmtloii.
RED OAK , la. , May 18. ( Special Tele-
giam to The Dee , ) "General" Kclsoy'8 '
army of Industrials ore still encamped two
miles north of town. They were In piti
ful condition from yesterday forenoon until
supper this evening. This afternoon the
men were restless and In a surly mood
anil were beginning to make preparations to
march Into the city at any cost. However ,
wlncr counsel prevailed. Kelscy wimld not
allow such a movu until It was absolutely
necessary. Mayor Omni restricted the quar
antine , EO It was Impasslhlu for any of thu
Industrials to leave or any of thu citizens
to visit the camp. During thu afternoon
u number of citizens imulu up a purse ami
bought Kiilllclent provisions for two meals ,
which were sunl out to thu camp , after con
siderable dlllluulty In getting permission to
pass through thu special police. Kvcry mild
leading Into the city has been guarded Hliioo
the arrival of the urmy , ami the police have
allowed no uno to come ur go to or from the
In reply to a question when he would
make preparations to march < 'a twird Keltcy
said ho would march In the morning , stop
ping at Vllllsca for dinner. Thu I'reston
citizens have made prepartlons to hold a
public meeting , mid have Invited Kelsey to
City Physician Aehby made nn exniniimtion
of the men today and gave Kelsey u ocr-
tlflcatfi stating all the men were healthy.
The reverses met with hero hnvu made tha
man moro determined than ever to march
on to Washington.
Ki-Ily Critic ) * ! * * I ho ifoTk IMiind.
CROTON. In. . May 18. Kelly criticised
the Rock Island people and the Plnkerlons
savagely last night In a speech at camp , but
said that nil he wanted Is to l > left alone
by them. The army broke camp early today
and did not breakfast until nearly noon. A
strong wind Is blowing a cold rain upon thn
unsheltered men and every man Is clamorIng -
Ing for a pull at the ours tu kfacp from
freezing' Unless the storm Increases the
fleet will anchor tonight at the nn'iith at
uilUU ami C'OMimoiii\eiileri.
NBWTON. la. . May IS. ( Special Telegram
to The lice. ) rongrpgailonnl associa
tion closed its meeting trUy The relation
of Christianity to labor wn dlscimsed at
length , the Commonwealers routing In fern
n large share of attention. HoioliiUotis
were adopted sympathizing with those whom
circumstances beyond their control Imvc
brought to puttering and want , but not encouraging
couraging- Idleness , Improvidence or invmll-
cary. Also deploring the existence and ap
parent Increase of lawlossoness In the form
of lynehliiKs by mobs , ami urging upon the
government moro exact execution of laws
to remove the Incentive of such lawlessness.
A number of other Interesting papers were
_ _ _ _ _
CoiiimoiuvciilrrH In Nrlirii'lsii.
DAVID CITY , Neb. , May IS. ( Special T-l-
Ogram to The Uee. ) An advance guard ot
flight Commotiwralers struck the town last
night and reported twonty-nlno moro to ar
rive this morning. They were allowed to
occupy a Union Pacific box car during the
night and this morning were fed Ilko the
ordinary tramp and are still walling the ar
rival of the innln squad.
FAIRIIURY , Neb. . May IS. ( Special Toli < -
Rram lo The llee. ) The Denver contingent
of the Industrial army Is camped hero to
night , using the hall In Iho.falr grounds.
The citizens arc arranging to help th m on
their way In the morning as far as Hanover.
Their advent 1ms not excited much Interest.
tiiioitr tiruitiiiii < > ! ' TinuroitM. : .
Ileuvy Snow nnil Illgli Wlmli I'rexitll
Throughout the l.nlie Kecliin.
RACINE , Mny IS. The wlioonor New-
land which came to nnchor In the buy
curly today broke her ulmln * find In now
drlfllng up the hike nml Htwrliig badly.
It Is learned she has passed WnnkcKiin ,
but It Is feared she will go nshoro bt'loro
UllKKN HAY , Wla. , Mny IS.--Tho Mourn
barge Edwin S. Tlceo Is ) on tinbeaeh neur
Cli-awe Island , but will probably not K" to
PS'i\S'jONACM. Mich. , May 18.-A Imiil
miow with northwest winds prevailed here
w'mTHIIALL. Midi. . May IS.-Snow Is
falling here rapidly. The weather 1 grow
OTSKOO. Midi. , Mny 18. A high north
erly wind and snow prevail * lii're.
I'KItt' ' , Ind. . May IS. Reports from the
country show great destruction by IIIHI
nleht'H Btorni. South of this oily n large
lirli-k school house- and live barns urre lev
eled , with smaller buildings. trees ami
fences. In this city a largo llonrltiK mill
wns demolished and great ilumiiKi * done to
trees and smaller buildings. I he l.uUe
Erie trains experienced great trouble with
fallen trees. No loss of life Is n-iiorled.
MINNEAPOLIS , May 18.-A ( llenwijo.l ,
WIs. , special to the Journal HII.VH : I IIP I rst
train In forty-fight hours 1ms just readied
here. It is running lit ten miles an hour.
LYONS , In. . May 1S.-A very heavy wind
prevails here today. River tnillhIs
suspended. The temperature Ims diopped
from 80 to 43 degrees.
Dt'LUTH. May 18.-The steamer In fo
loft the port of Duluth today , tinllrst
boat out In forty-eight hours , owing to
the high sea. The water In the buy has
risen two feet , causing two Haw mills to
HHEIJOYOAN. WIs. . May 18.-A s.-vero
slorm , accompanied by a terrlm1 wind ,
struck this city today. The schooner hur-
prlsu of rhicago lies in Lake Michigan , one
and a half miles from this port , pounding
In a fearful sen. If her anchor chains
Klve way tjhu will bi > wrecked on the bench.
Telephone , electric- light and tekwapli
wires were blown down , small buildings
weru wrecked and several people were In
jured by flying debris.
18.--A Stl llwator
MINNEAPOLIS , .May - -
Special to the Journal says : Lake St.
Crolx Is now at Its highest point. 1 he
engine room of Drew Hros. ' mill Is Inun
dated. It Is feared the heavy wind , with
the current , will break the. hugn los rafts
In the lake and take the logs down.
GAYLORD. Mich. , May 18.-A bllzxard
has prevailed hure since early this morning.
' Sliow 'covers" tlie ground , but , as tllo
weather Is not .cold , crops may not In- In
jured , although they are unusually u < t-
UMAUkKSON. WIs. , May IS. A heavier
snow storm than any during hist winter
prevailed hero today. Tin- thermometer
registered M degrees. A terrific gale is
blow-Inn from the north.
POUT HURONMidi. . , May 1S.-A heavy
north gale la blowing. The schooner Wil
liam Khupp , owned liy Captain Little of
this city , Is reported waterlogged ni-ur Port
Sanllac. Efforts are belntr made lo rescue
the crew , who are In the riggingH was
reported here today that thu propeller Col
orado , owned In this city , was-losl on Lake
Krle , with all hands.
MlXKIlti It'JLI , rillllT IT OUT.
Thinning to Orgonl/0 Htrlkrs Wlii-ro .Men
Are Now lit Work.
CLEVELAND , May IS. The miners held a
final consultation tonight , at whleh It was
decided to continue the light until the
operators agree to restore the old scale.
President McHrlde made un address to the
delegates , urging tlir-m to use only pouep-
uble means to gain thu desired result , nnil
to strengthen their lines liy extending their
Vlco President I'enna said there was
nothing left for the miners to do but to
light , and they would make a hard battle- .
It' the operators had made as xtrong an
effort to be fully represented at the con
vention as had the miners the meeting
would have ended In u settlement of tin-
differences at issue. While the minors
seem to be determined , it Is bollt-vod that
the leaders realize thai In this tlmo of
business depression the odds * uro against
thPin. The miners will attempt to organ
ize the dlstrlcls of Illinois , West Virginia
and Pennsylvania where the men are still
working and get them out , but In Hie opin
ion of a leading Pennsylvania operator
this will take so long that thu 'minor ' * now
Idle will gradually go Imek to work.
At noon the miners adjourned sine dip.
Several leading operators of tin- Hocking
valley Bay that they go home with the
purpose of offering a scab ; lo their em
ployes which they believe will hu iiceoptPd.
They say if they can open their iidnuby
Junu they can save many largo ooiitraei .
The minors hopn to keep up HitIlKhl
until June 1 , when they expect a break to
be made among the operators and work
quickly proceeded with.
The Ohio operators will moot In Colum
bus next Wednesday and Iho Pennsylvania
operators In Pltlsburg on Mondav.
PITTSUriHi , May IS. Thu I'llltdmrg
railroad coal operators who attended tlie
Clevuland convention have n-turii d In a
decidedly belligerent humor , nud It Is liljely
that thu coal strlhu will bo pr.jHi'i uuM lo
tlio end. To derldo upon u IMIIIHO to
pursue Scsretury Ualloy bun oullrd n spe
cial meeting of all railroad opt-ramri * of
this district for Monday , when the policy
of all railroad operators will bu dot.Tiolued.
I'lTTSUUIlCi , May 1 $ . owing to Iho ionl
strike , the 1'lttsburg wire"works al llrad-
dock have closed down , throwing mil l..0
men. Furnaces II. I ami 11 of the Carnog'u
plant banked down Tiif-sday an I wort-
blown out yesterday , About 550 men are
thus Idle. Thu lack of i-un ! ultu i-lu.-i.-il
down the Dimui'snu foigu at llaiikln last
eyunliiK anil 3H ) men iheru aru Idle.
l..l 'OI--TIIKI..lXlt.llHH'KTIIK ( IICIK'll.
DI-I-IHIOII of iJiidgoClmpniini In the Itoiiuoum-
4'orhi'tt ( 'use ,
NE11RASKA CITY , Ndi. , May 18.fHpo -
clal Telegram to The llec. ) Tin ; iludslon
of Judge Chapman In thu Uomu-uiu-Cur-
bott case , where a motion wax mudito
vacate an Injunction , was filed with Ihu
clerk of the district court today , lu brief
It Is as follows : "Thu pleading * prt-xeni
u sharp and illsllnet IHHIIU of fact , a < ! < -
termination of which will reiiulio an ex
amination of thu discipline and canons of
Iho Calhollc church as well as ovldeiio
upon thtruoutl < n as to wholhei Ihu i-niii-
plulnlug bishop agreed with his Hiiiierloiv
to suspend his authority over thu iliifvnn-
ant. Thu blHhop'H right and title to thu
parish or mission property IH not disputed ,
neither Is Ills right or power to roimive a
priest In his diocese. Father Corbett
claims ho was nut lawfully removed. Upon
the legal question argued on thl > ' motion
touching the jurisdiction of tinimnt I
am null''HIM ! from an examination of the
cases cited and the law of thuaH > > that
this action comes within thu rule author
izing clsll tribunals to Inquire whether or
not rlvll rlghls are denied HitIndividual. .
While U Is the duty of courts of law to
avoid If possible thu nxxiimiitlnii ( juris
diction when questloiiM pc-ilowlnMtlc.il or
spiritual are alone involved , yut they find
from expcrlcnt-i ) that no fixed rule can
safely be established which uill t'luiido
thiyn In all cases to do so , "
HI- denies the ruling dftkud fur by the
defendant and tiayx the authorities uix' nil
In favor of the Jurisdiction of tin. c-l\ | |
courts In Hurh asett , for when d\ll i. hlH
are abridged < -r denied , the law of the
land Is above and superior lu rill c-t < U-M- |
nstk.il tribunals. That part of the lii.
Junction forbidding the acfc-ndani tu oc
cupy thu parsonage at Palmyra Is mudllled ,
The raso will be tried In this city June 6 ,
TRIED TO MURDER
Pennsylvania Mnn Attempts to Kill a Girl
nt the Hotel Dollono.
SHOT HER ONCE THROUGH THE BREAST
Then Fired Two Bullets into Dis Own Body
nml Ban Down Staiis.
SHE WILL RECOVER BUT HE MAY DIE
They Claim to Bo Affianced nnd Ho Accused
Her of Unfaithfulness.
REGISTERED AS HUSBAND AND WIFE
KuctH Lending t'p to thu .Shoollug-llml
Jlcen llrlii-u from Another Hotel for
Uuiirri-llng-\Vlmt llolli Turtles
Say About the Affair.
At 0 o'clock last nlBht , at the Hotel Del-
lone , Jcromo U. Shearer attempted to kill
Miss Aurora .McCllntoek , a young woman
who wenl to the hotel with him and who
was registered as his wife , and as KOOII n.i
ho shot her he shot himself twice.
They wenl there about ten minutes before
9 and asked to be shown to n room. The
clerk assigned them to room 4 and they went
there nt once.
William Cowan , a bell boy , saw Shearer
going down the rear stairs and make a
frantic effort to get oul of Iho door opening
on the Capitol avenue sldo of the street ,
which was locked. A moment afterwards
the same boy heard a woman coming down
Iho same stairs , and when she reached the
bottom said she was shot. All who were
In the barroom , which opena on to the rear
stairs , rushed In and saw the woman Ijjfiiu
at the foot of the stairs. She was about
three steps from Ihe bottom and when thu
stair gatu was opened she rolled to Iho lloor.
The bell boy pointed to Shearer , suylug :
"There he goes , the man who did the shoot
ing , " and at the same moment Shearer
started toward the front entrance of thn
saloon. Albert McCiine , the barkeeper , ami
John Prcslon paw Shearer coming around
Iho corner and ran for him. McCumr
grabbed hold of his hands while Prcslon
felt In his pocket for a revolver. None .was
found , but In order to bo certain hu was
the right party he was taken to the pres
ence of Miss McCllntoek. McCuno uskod ,
"Is this the man ? " She looked up and
said , "Take him away ; don't compel mo
10 say anything against him , " but she
finally said ho was Iho one who shot bur.
The police were , notified and Uetecllvo
Dempsey and Ofllcer Haldwln took Shearer
In custody. Shearer was being ill-Id by *
the crowd In the barroom of the hotel.
When ho saw the police hu quietly sur
rendered. He was taken to the jail and a
charge of shooting with Intent to kill
placed against him. II was not then known
that Shearer was himself shot , Inu when
his vest was opened to search for weapons
It wns discovered to bu covered with blood.
Dr. Savlllc , was called and found two bullet
holes , one In the left side below the heart
and the other below Ihe right nipple. The
latter wound Is dangerous. The former
docu not seen to bu more than a llesh
WHY SHE WAS SHOT.
At the hole ! Die woman had been carried
lo her room by Will Cowan and Charles H.
Dradley , a New York traveling man. She
was In great ugony , but as they weru tak
ing her to Iho room she lurncd lo Dradley
and said :
"Had he given mo tlmo I could prove I
was Innocent. I am shot because he Ihought
I was untrue to him. "
That was all she was able to say nt the
time. Ur. Allison was called. She had bcnn
shot once below the rlnht breast.
The cause of the shooting is Jealousy on
the part of Shearer. They claim to be
engaged and when Miss .McCllntoek heard
Shearer was under arrest she appeared much
The hotel register Indicates lhat both are
from AllcKhcny City , Pa. Shearer la con
nected with the Yokoughpiiy Lumber com
pany there nnd Is , lo all appearances , a man
In good circumstances , Hn was eecn at thn
station and asked for a statement. Shearer
first culled the captain nnd asked that for
God's sake Iho woman bo brought to
him , If only for n moment. When told
slio was not dangerously shot and was
very likely to recover ho arose from the
cot nnd said , "May God npare her , for she
was a noble woman. " When ho was sat
isfied that she was not likely to din IIB
calmed down , and , calling the reporters to
his side , said :
"Gentlemen , HCO the captain , ask htm for
a letter addressed to the press , and that Is
for you. I wrotn II In order that should
these wounds prove fatal the truth might
be known. God knows I did not Intend lo 1
kill her , I only mcanl to frighten her Into
a statement. I was led by a falsa Impulse
thai she was not trim to me , nnd I only
wanted to provo her love. Here Is tlm
statement. I wrotu it nt Otlumwa , In , ,
knowing Ihls mlKht occur. "
HIS PKCUMAR EXPLANATION' . ,
The statement reads :
OTTl'MWA , lu. . May 16. To the Preiw :
Let not Kunnntloiml Hlatemunts tultu the
place of truth , l.ovo. plighted faith. Hvl-
dunce of betrayal. In-ath In the room In
which the betrayal look jdaco , but glvo
her the charily of your words , for film was
a woman. J. KIIICAUKH ; ,
Ho refused lo explain the phrases in tht
above. Ho said she was his plighted wlfo ;
thai they met two years ago In Allcghuny
City , I'a. Shu uns then residing In Hit.
village of Ohlopllc , Somerset county , Pa , ;
that It was In Allegheny City the engage
ment watt made. lie refused to state why
they came HO far west further than thai hu
had KOIIIO business lo transact , and that lie
stopped nt Ollumwa. Miss McCllnlock was
paying u vtsil to her uncle , Mr. McGinn ,
who Is ngcnl for the Adams Uxprcus com
pany nt OahloiiKc , a little station four
miles from Oltumwii. Ilo stopped and took
linr with him , coming to Council Dlutls ,
where they registered us man nnd wlfo.
That was Thursday , and yesterday Ihey
came hero. At 8 o'clock last evening they
went to the Midland hotel. Sixteenth arid -
Chicago streets , nnd naked for n room.
They reglMcrrd as "H. J. Hughes and wlfo ,
Chicago. " Hu made a nov-l requexl of thn
clerk. Ho said ho wanted the tain , rnnm
ho had in lf ) oonilier , its hn would foci morn
nt homo there. Hughes Is the mnn with
whom Shcaier accukos Miss McCllntnck of
being Intimate , nnd the two wcro nt thn
Midland last December. Shearer went
under the name ot his rival , and his asking
for the mi mo room Hughes had taken explains
plains the clause In Shearer's statement to
the press : "Death In Iho room In which
the betrayal took place. "
OUSTED KHO.M THE MIDLAND.
The clerk , Francis Keating , told him Hat
room was occupied , hut ho could have an
other equally as good. Hu was not Hatlft-
lleil , and finally It wu.s discovered that the
room hn wanted was not occupied. He wan
then assigned to It. He acted rather
Dtrangely , came down stairs once or twice ,
his lists clenchi'd and beating his templed.
He repeated this , and the clerk became
alarmed. Hu returned to the room , and
scuffling and loud words were heard , which
resulted In both being asked to leave the
hotel. They did so. and U was just twenty
minutes after they registered that they
weru seeking nnuthei hotel. Ofllcer Buyla
taw them. Shearer was seen to run across the
street and back again , finally asklne Offlc i
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