Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 31, 1894, Image 1

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Lincoln PinancieiB Making Great Profit
Through Joggling School Money.
Warrant Brokers Who Have Thrived at
the Expense of Taxpayers.
Hew Scheme for Cutting Down the Surplus
in Public OofferB.
U Dlnrui-Nr * Oue of the I'tirullar I'lnmen if
the I'crniannnt School rund and
tii u llviuedj- fur
tbe Condition.
LINCOLN , Mar SO. ( Special to The
Due ) Tlie financial depression which ib
causing BO much Inconvenience In moil of
the large cities of the entire country serins
to be having but little effect upon the finan
ciers of Lincoln. No city In the went pos
sesses a CBBB of financiers more fertile In
resources more Ingenlou * in argument or
more ndrolt in scheming. The finunclerB
referred to do not Include the well known
bankers and capitalists. These gentle
men are attending strictly to their legltl--
mute bUKlneBE. Hut the financiers who
are Just now reaping a JmrvcBt are the
men who mcke fictitious investment * and
reap large profits from ventures Involving
nothing more serious than u email outlay
lor pen and iiilc and a large uullaj of
nerve and assurance.
For years these flnancierB have made large
profits from siieculatlon In state warrants.
As warrant broker * they Infested the corridors
riders of the capitol building , associated
theiiiBulvoB lutimatoly with state officials ,
and In the Benton regime in die auditor's
cfllce one of the clerks kept u book full of
Kignod checks with which he purchased
warrants for a well known broker us fust
a * they were Ueued from the office.
Hut the supply of warrants Is running
nhort , and the financiers are compelled to
turn their attention to new and undevel
oped fields. They were not long In hit
ting upon an expedient. It was suddenly
discovered that there was a new and un
tried field In the mutter of refunding
county bonds and selling them to the State
Board of Educational Lands and Funds.
The conditions for the hucee sful working
of the plan were more thau luvorable. , At
the beginning of the present fiscal year ,
December 1. 1883. the state treasury held
nomethliig like ? 7KnDiK ; of Idle funds be
longing to the permanent school fund. Op
portunities for Investment hud been BO few
that the administration of Governor Iloyd
Lad been unable to secure bonds at > fn-.t tin
the money was paid into me hands of the
utatfl treasurer. The prewmee 'of so much
idle money In the permanent school fund
created a demand for Its prompt invemment.
Spurred by u series of articles in The Hep ,
Governor Crounse and Ills- colleagues on tire
Hoard of educational Lands and Funds took
active hteps to secure the speedy Invest-
jnent of the funds. There was oiie difii-
culty 1n the way. however. At , long as the
etate could offer jiar and no marc for bonds ,
Just so long TVBS the state "being outbid by
the agents of eastern brokerage companies.
Every Issue of county bonQh was citgcrly
miappud up by eastern parties. Confronted
by this state of attain. , Governor Crounse
and Secretary of State Allen proposed , us
the only solution of the difficulty , that the
mute take advantage of an cz jiarle opinion
ol the supreme court and pay a premium on
all bonds that could be purchased. This
opinion was delivered by the supreme court
in 1883 under the following circumstances.
In order that tlie entire subject may be fully
understood the provisions of the constltu-
tlqn and the statutes bearing upon the ques
tion are quoted.
.Section u , article vlll. , of the constltuton :
All funds belonging1 to the mate for edu
cational imposes , the Interest and Income
whereof only ure to be lined. HbuJl ne
deemed mutt funds held by the tunic , unfl
the Mate Khali supply ull loupes theieut
that may In any niannei iieerue , HO that
tlie name Bhall remain fotever luvlolaiu
and nndlinlnlslied.
Section 29 , act of February 2-1 , ISS.t , de-
flnoR the duties of the Board of Educational
Lands and Funds with reference to the In
vestment of the permanent bchuol lund us
The said board shall , nt tbelr regular
meetings , make the orders for
the Investment of tlit principal of the
funds derived from the ttale of huld lunar ,
then In tlie treiiBury. but none of said
tundR Khali be Invested or Jouneil except
on Vnlted States or state securities utid
registered county bonclB. 1'rorfded. the
r.ukl board nt their discretion may , In purchasing -
chasing of BiUd bonUH , pay from the tem-
jnirary school fund u piemlum on hich
rules of Interest bonds. 1'rovlded , limY-
tiver , the suld premium Khnll not bBiich
us to reduce the investment in KaUl cusec
to a louer rate of Interest than C per cent
JUT annum.
Tlie legislature of 1SR5 repealed thr law
quoted above and iilucud on the 'statute
books the following simple provision :
Tlie fluid board Hhull , at their rejruhir
xneutlngs , nmkv the necessary ordeis for
tlie Investment of the principal of the
lunrt.s derived from the Hale of suld laiuiK
then iti the treasury , but none of suit !
funds Nbull be Invented or loaned except
tiu I'nlted Suites or mate securities ur
rtKi tere.d county bonds.
Vuder the first miiiitlonud provlbion of the
statute * the. Hoard nf "Educational Lands and
FuniH made purchubcs from time to tlmu of
bonds bearing a high rate of Interest , the
practice lielng to detach enough coupons to
reduce the. rate of Interest to the market
value of such bonds at the time of purchase.
Hut there came a time when a protest WHH
entered to the practice. On Novembar 13 ,
J8K3 , nine months after the first act uf tint
legislature quoted ubove hud been approved -
proved , a block of bonds bearing 10 per
vent Interest was offered to the board on
& C per cent basis , the seller to retain
coupons for the difference it , lu r-est State
ITreuHurer 1 * D. Sturdevuut afude a vigor-
HUB protest , and the- other member * uf the
board , which at the time consisted of A.
Q. Xundull , commissioner of public lands
pud buildings , E. I' . Rocgou , becreUry of
Etate. Isaac Powers , attorney general , and
OamfB W. Puwes , governor , uddregsed a
communication to the supreme court asking
tar BU opinion upon three questions. These
oucstlans were fonnulutecl in accordance wltb
the proviKlang of the constitution obove
quoted and of the net of the legislature
iipprovttd Fubruory Si , 1SSS. The yti out ions
> vere as tollowE
1st Can the Hoard of Cducutnon&l Lands
tnd Funds under tlie Bald section of tut
roustltutlon and law inve the principal
of the iiermancnt nehool .fund in United
Stalest S per cent bonds , an a If so , cuu they
l y the premium therefor from the
porary Bdiool funO , or will tbe board , in
paying such premium , be compelled to druu
irom the permanent m-huol fund therefor *
2J. Cun the board In puruhoBlnc a iilch
rate of interest oounty iiond dotnch
CouponB tiierefrom BO that tbe remaining
BOUIIOIIB ts-IIl tiet the ntate C per cent internet -
net from the date of purchuHe to maturity *
ja. Have tbe board.atter puruhaMnc X'nited
Elates Z per cent bonU lor tbe tiermuiieni
nciiool fund , the power under the law to
fell or convert eurli bonds into a high , rate
t > t Interest county bonds *
I Xb docleloa of the sarrcnie court or
rather , tlip opinion , for thf court had no case
at law before It to adjudicate IF to be found
on page CM of the fifteenth volume of Ne
braska supreme court reporti , and It an fol
lows :
To the flnst question , tailing- them In tlif
order In which thny are put.w * Htifwer
that you clearly have the authority under
tbe xrctlonR rmmffl of the nonstltutlon mid
the nlatulett , to Invest those ftmdn In the
Viillfd BUt > > s n par rent bonds If you tlera
It advisable to So o. * An to the
payment of premium * . If they l e nerewary.
In the pim-hiine of fnltwl Sttotes bonds ,
thene must be made out of the permanent
Hehool fund , fur there IP no authority for
making them out of nny other. Tbe only
TOBI-P in whlrh premiums can be puld out of
the temporary school fund are tlioie of In
vestments In "hlch rate of Interest" eounty
bonds an provided In the above mentioned
section , and even the e. . for thin special
provision , would hnve to be made out of
the permanent fund.
The payment of a premium In making an
InveBtni'-nt wh n the market value or the
security Jimmies and requires It , Is u legiti
mate use of the money u a part of the In
vestment , and dot-fl In no eime violate the
fonxtttutlonal lirovlHion that thlF fund
"Bhall remain forever Inviolate and timll-
mtnlshcd. " Invcntmeiit of this fund In
any of tbe securities permitted by the con-
KUtutlon , whether at tbelr par value or
above or b-low It. although randIn the
reasonable hope nf nn ndx-mire In tbelr
market value , mid a romieqtlent gain , numt
nerennarll > be at the haZHi-d of a deprecia
tion mid cionH iiuitnt IOH ( . AVIlhln the re-
Ftrlctions of tbe conxtlHition which limits
these Investments to I'nlled States and
Plate Hwurltles and registered county
bonds , the law leaves them entire ! } to the
Judgment of your honorable body
To the xeuond question , we answer nn.
"While so far as we now nee a purchune of
high rate of Interest bonds in the mode mig-
geHted by the question might prodtire suti-
Ktantlully the name remilt as would that
designated by the statute. It IH different ,
und when the legislature In preclst terms
'has specified tbe mean ? by which to rrnr-h a
Oenlrvd end , those means should be used Hy
UHlng the means provided therf Is abstolute
safety of urtlon , while In adopting and
using any other there Is not. The mode of
paying the premiums required In tlie pur
chase of thin siort of bond * , tbe statute pro
vides , must be drawn from the temporary
xrhnol fund , and this Khould Iw followed.
The third question Is uimwered In the
negative , but it Is not gtainuln to tbe Hub-
Ject under discussion.
The opinion was presented by Chief Justice
George B. Lake and concurred In by Justices
Cobb and Maxwell.
It Is upon the above opinion that the Board
of Educational Lands and Funds is today op
erating In the payment of premiums on
bonds bought an un Investment of the per
manent school .fund. U was not entirely
clear to the Board of Educational Lands and
Funds in 18S4 , for after dlBi-UBslng the mat
ter In a meeting held on Jsuuno * > p ISM , the
members repaired In a body to the consulta
tion room of thbi supreme court and nt > k d
for further light upon the opinion. The su
preme court then rendered the following sup
plemental opinion :
The board being In doubt as to whether ,
In view of the it-cent opinion of the su
preme court , it nud the authority to make
Investment In county bonds for th" benefit
of Haid fund at rate of than U per cent ,
after consultation call-d upon the supreme
Judges In their consultation room and were
informed that in answer to the questions
heiftofore propounded , the said court In
tended to convey the opinion that no In
vestment whatever could be made by said
hoard In county bondb bearing a lebs rate
of Interest than C per cent.
In observing the first opinion of the supreme
premo court the supplementary opinion , It
would heem , was binding und of equal force.
The present members of the board are
thus working under an opinion of the su
preme court given for the purpose of Inter
preting a law paBsed in ISSIi , mid which law
was by the legislature of 18K5 repealed in
express and explicit terms. The results are
somewhat startling.
For .two year-prior io January 1 of the
.present year but a fMimli amount of the
permanent bdioul fund -hud been invested
Ju Jnterejit-bearlng bond * , . Governor Crounse
was extremely aincious to secure the speedy
-investment of tlie lund. und he repuutudly
urged -upon the oilier members of the board
the -urgunt uecesHlty uf Investing the money
from "which the state has received no bene
fits , either directly or Indirectly. It was
duo largely to the energetic action of Gov
ernor "Crounse that the board was finally
urged up to the point where It would deUs
Us duty. The flrht difficulty that prehented
itself was the ncuicity of boufls being of
fered for sale. In one case , that of Fillmore -
more county , the bonds were promised the
board at par , but before a definite agree
ment could 1 > e entered Into the bonds were
disposed of to speculators , who Mild them
on the eastern -market. To overcome this
difficulty and to meet outside competition ,
the board determined to meet bid with bid
and to offer a premium , when necessary , to
secure bondK.
The first opportunity came in February
of the present yenr. when N. C. Brock , a
Lincoln broker , proposed to sell to the state
for an linenmont. In the permanent school
fund , $150,000 In Douglas county road bands ,
bearing rate at 4 per cent , payable Beiul-
unnually. Mr. Brock offered the bonds to
the htate on a liutlh of 4 per cent per an
num. The lioncls had been originally sold
to Spitzer it Co. of Cleveland and Boston
for $130,000. Mr. Brock claimed to repre
sent the eastern firm. On February C the
board , on resolution of Attorney General
Hastings , accepted tbo proposition , and the
htute treasurer was directed to pay Brock
the sum of ? lfiOB.7ii. ! The money was
paid out of the permanent school fund ,
On March u , C. H. Imhoff. coBlilwr of the
Union Savings bunk of Lincoln , offered the
slate. Blalnc county bondu to the amount of
$ r.r > o ( ) , bearing date of 1KKO and drawing
Interest at the rate of li per cent per an
num , lie nlxo offered Logan county bonds
to the amount of $2,000. the bonds bearing
the same date and drawing C per cent per
annum. On May - the .Board of Educa
tional Lands and Funds accepted the propo
sition and directed the state trenmircr , upou
resolution of J. C. Allen , necrelary of htale , j I
to pay to Imhoff tlie sum of $ ! i.r.l . ! ifl , thtifc
purchasing the Bluine anil Lugan county
bonds at a basis uf 4i per cent pur annum.
One of the features of this transaction It.
that the state already holds a part of the
same Issue of Logan county bnntli. and the
county Is In default of the Interest for one
year and six months , Every attempt of the
state to collect the Interest without resort
to the courts hub been met with failure. So
far BE can lie " 1 turned , the Logun county
bandK lire the only ones held by the htulc
uirnn which the Interest IIRB not lieeii met
with rasonable promptness. The Logan
county bonds purchased of C. 11. luihoff
wore also In default of IntrrtRt for one year
and six months , the coupons bt-lng detached
and retained by ImhoH.
On May 10 C. H. Imhoff offered the board
Nance county lioncln to the amount of < f 17,000 ,
bearing D per cent interest per annum. The
state purchased tbe hondr nn a babU nf 4
per cent , thus pfly-lng o prmiilum of JIi.400.
The peculiar feature of thU transaction is
that the bonds were origlnully offered to
one member of the board at their face value
at C per tent interest. Imhoff vl > ltud the
oounty commissioners of Nance county and
offered a premium of $ " 7G for the bondti. and
got them. He then mild them to the Htate
for { 3.400 , thUP netting a very tidy num.
which IIBP gone to swell the total of his
private bank account. In this case Nance
county secured simply the face of the bondu ,
with a trifling premium of J-7f. ,
Another similar deal IE now iH'Inc ne
gotiated. Washington county recently Is
sued jriO.OUO In refunding bunds bearing C
per cent Interest , The statement was made
in B meeting of the board that the bonds
could be purchased by the state. A short
time later N. C. Brock appeared with the
proposition to tell the same identical bonds
on n 4 per cent busts. Tbe truntactlon has
not been closed , but inasmuch an the se
curities are looked upon as gilt edged , the
proposition "will doubtless be accepted.
But there it Btlll another feature of the
matter winch callt for more serious atten
tion. A number of brokerage firms have
been iormed In Lincoln tor the purpose of
making a specialty of refunding county
bonds. The plan of operation U briefly BE
followsA broker will vIMt the contmis-
Bloners of a certain county and say "I
Indebtedness at Jl-5.000. Thee bandit you
Issued & number of year * ago uhen m-
tereat _ rate were higher Inconsequence
( Continue1) on Seventh Puce. )
Oolorado'e Ijocntivo Has a Conference wltb
tbe Oripple Greek Miners.
llrjmrt. Tlmt Ho Jinn Authority to Make
Term * on llehalf nt tlin Miner * Ob-
noxlouK I > eputy Sheriff Jlejmrted
to llu\t : llccl ) Captured.
CRIPPLE CREEK , Colo. , May 30. The
entire day has been spent by the miners on
Bull Hill anxiously uwnltlng the arrival of
Governor Waltc. The chief executive of the
ntute Hpent from 5 o'clock u. m. to 3 p. m.
in traveling from Florence to Victor , u dlB-
tunce of twenty-four miles. On reaching
Victor his excellency wns hastily put into
an express -wagon , the only vehicle
that could be had nnd transported
to Bull Hill. Here he met the officers of the
union In secret session. The word secret Is
used , because all day long It has been im
possible for a newspaper man or u person
not a member of the union to tarry In the
vicinity of Bull Hill , If , in fact , he was per
mitted to reach the summit , for a longer
time than five minutes. The governor in
sisted that nothing like oratory bhould be
practiced upon him , und In consequence n
statement of no-called facts were submitted
to him. What the governor said In reply
It Is impossible to learn , but it IE given out
as a fact that at the conclusion of the con
ference ho was given power to net In behalf
of the miners with tlie mine owners.
Governor Wulte left Victor over the Flor
ence Cripple Creek railroad tonight in com
pany with President Jolin Calderwood. It
is understood that his excellency and the
representatives of the miners' union are to
have a conference with the mine owners ut
Colorado Springs some time tomorrow.
The Galling gun ordered from Chicago Is
expected to arrive tomorrow.
A rumor Is current todaj thut a party of
miners' scouts have captured Deputy Sheriff
Bob Mullln. together with three other dep
uties , but it cannot be conflremd. Mullln
is the man whom tlie miners are so bitter
against , and who wah reported UK shot In
Colorado Springs the other day.
INDIANAPOLIS. May 30. Representatives
of the EvatiBville. fc Terre Haute and Indian
apolis Terre Haute railroads this morning
called on Judge Baker of the United States
court and asked for a restraining order to
prevent the striking miners from interfering
with trains. Judge Baker said be did not
feel like takluk upon himself the duties of
a jieuce officer. He suggested a conference
with Governor Matthews , and went with
the railroad officials to participate in it.
Late thisafternoa tlie governor
Instructed the railroad attorneys to file a
written complaint with film citing the
InBtances where the strlkerb have Interfered
with the running of the trains. The gov
ernor tonight issued a proclamation Instruct
ing the striker * to cease their interference
with tlie trains. If tlie strikers do not take
heed of this , the governor will order out the
militia at once.
LA SALLE , 111. , May SO. Two companies
of militia went home this afternoon. Four
companies of militia still remain here.
BRAZIL , Ind. , May 30. An effort was
made today to move thirty carfa of slack
from a Vundallu switch east of this city.
As soon as nn engine was attached to the
train a crowd of miners blocked the truck
with ties. The strikers then dumped sev
eral "half cars of black on the track , block
ing the cars.
PITTSBURG , May 30. Governor Patter
son has Issued a proclamation , admonishing
all good citizens and all persons within the
coke region ut.d under the jurisdiction of
the commonwealth against aiding or abet
ting lawlessness , warning them that -per-
blbttance In violence will compel a resort
to such military force us may be necesbury
to enforce obedience to the laws.
WALSENBERG , Colo. , May 30. Only
thirty men were working In the mine at
Rouse today , all Hie others having joined
the 2,000 strikers assembled here.
COLUMBUS , O. , May 30. The trouble at
Gloucester has been settled peaceably.
About C o'clock a telegram ivus received ut
the governor's office from Sheriff Rlley of
Athens , stating that the T. fc O. C. railway
company had agreed to capitulate to the.
miners and no more West Vlrglulu coal
would be hauled during the strike. The
sheriff asked that the call for troops be
revoked ,
DENVER , May 30. Another bill was Died
In the federal court lodiiy by C. S. Thomas
for the Raven Gold Mining company of
West Virginia , asking for an injunction to
prevent tlie miners from Interfering with
the working of itb properties at Cripple
TRIMBLE , O. , May 30. Company A ,
Seventeenth regiment of the Ohio National
guards yl ICew Lexington , twenty-eight In
number , arrived in Gloucester on the lute
puhscnger train to suppress the riots. They
hud no sooner alighted from the train than
they were surrrounded by miners who took
their , tentb and cooking utensils and threw
them Into the creek. Several guns -were
also captured by the miners , and the
Guards sought refuge in the school house.
The city authorities wired Sheriff Rller nt
Athens to send no more troopb and to with
draw those already there und wait for the
trouble to subside. The Guards were ac
cordingly put In box cars und taken south ,
G , S. Wrgener Sleuth l > euth In a JUliiueHota
lluilroadVreek. .
Mr. Jucob S. Wegener. traveling agent
for tbe Sunta Clara Manufacturing company -
pany . of this city , with residence nt 3318
California street , was Killed yesterday in
a railroad wreck , near StIUwater , Minn , ac
cording to a dispatch received by Tbe Bee
last evening.
Mr. Wegener came to Omaha from Chicago
cage about a yeur ago , and hud l * > tn with
tbe Santa Clara company ten month * . He
leaves a wife. His brother , H. F. Wegener ,
is manager of the business of the company.
J'nitly Cloudy with Klionfro In tlmViHl -
rrn Purl of Nriiru-.lni.
WASHINGTON , Mny SO. The indications
for Thursday ure :
For Xebrabhu Partly cloudy , with show-
em in the western portion ; warmoi ; eutt
For Missouri Purtly cloudy ; Bhowers In
tbe southern portion ; warmer , except In
the northwest portion ; eust winds.
For South Dukotu 1'uir ; warmer In the
eastern and soutliern portion * ; east winds.
For Iowa Generally fair ; warmer ; eaai
Charged with Frand iu tlm Illepul IkKUuurtt
of I' < wtHl Notrt.
Jules BanSoz. the postmaster at Orayson.
Sheridan county , was brought o Omaha
yesterday by Deputy United States Marshal
Llddlard of Kushvllle. The cause of his ar
rest was that he filled out postal notes
and then went over to Jluslivllle , where
he exchanged them for groceries and post
age stamps. He is an old suttler and ban
gained considerable fame as a hunter and
IUfh I'liict-r DUcot cry.
BOISE , Idaho , Mny SO. Great excitement
prevails hure today over tbe discovery of
rich placer fields soutli of Idaho county.
Prospector "Williamswho mode tbe dis
covery , says he mude J1UO a day with a
rocker and that there is plenty of rich
ground there. A party , well equipped ,
started for tiie locality
I.o t hi J'ouurt.
CHICAGO , liny SO The police were to
day notified by the friend * of Prof. Jubu
Dowe uf thr South Dakota university that
they had learned tlncf fwan now on the
ocean , bound far Scot ] und.
Tnrmlay Night' * Tl li'Knr'iiiirai : ; '
Throughout Uir
Ht'BBELL. Neb. , Way 30. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) Nothing but a scarcity
of rain will prevent u large corn crop In
this I vicinity. A refreshing and benvy rain ,
which WOB much needed In this locality ,
fell J here last night , tnd farmers ore wear
ing I a cheerful countenance today as a re
sult. Small grain cannot receive much
benefit ' from last .nlght'B rain , but with oc
casional showers dutlnc ; the coming season
a largo crop of corn IE anticipated.
LEIGH. .Neb. , Way 30 ( Special Telegram
to 1 The Bee. ) A peed rain fell In this vi
cinity ' last night. It was badly needed , and
saves j small grain. During the storm flvo
bead of cattle belonging to W. V. Forney ,
west of town , were killed by lightning.
NEL1GH , Neb. . May 30. ( Special Tele
gram I to The Bee. ) Quite a ruin fell here
last j evening , breaking a live weekt , drouth.
Crops arc all right In the north half of the
county , but small grain will be a failure In
the south half.
BEATRICE. May 30. ( Special Telegram to
The Bee. ) Either the Rock Island ruin
maker or mifureis , responsible for a nice
bhower In this vicinity hint night The rain
maker liar ccused operations and Is awaiting
orders from headquarters. On the whole
his Beatrice experiments have been a failure.
SCHUVLER , Neb. . .May 30. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) A heavy rain fell In
this drouth-stricken district lust night and
relieved much legotatlon that was almost
past redemption. GriiHt. and grains were
dying , corn.wa . not coming up , but the
heavy rain' fall will btnrt everythlug and
cheer farmers.
NELSON , Neb. . May SO. ( Special to The
Bee. ) A very heavy rain fell here lost night
and fanners and businc&s men arc very
much encouraged.
GRAND ISLAND. May 30. ( Special to
The Bee. ) A flue halfMneh rain fell last
night , being general In the country. In the
lower lands , along tlie Platte , the wheat
and oats crop will ba greatly benefited and
, farmers on these lands feel assured of a
fair crop In all small grulnb. Corn has fine
j prospects. The absence of weeds , Incident
to a wet spring , has fields clean. Beeto
are In excellent condition. Garden produce
will recover a great deal of Us strength , lost
by drouth and frost , while liny will be ghen
t good start.
CHAPMAN. Neb. . May 30. ( Special to
The Bee ) The long drouth was broken
last night bv a three-Inch rainfall , which
extended ell over Merrlck county * and every
body Is jubilant in cansoqucnce. About one-
half of the 6at crop will be saved.
ST. PAUL , Jv'eb. , Moy30. . ( Special to The
Bte. ) A fine shower Jell here last evening
for about one and orie-Jmlf hours. The so
much needed moisture icame down In fine
shape , accompanied bjr'thunder and light
ning. This rain is highly- beneficial , bring
ing the corn out in * good thupe. Small
grain In many places Is. beyond redemption ,
but some Holds of oats uiity yet j-leld a fair
DUNCAN , Nob. , 'May ' 30. ( Special to The
Bee. ) A goofl rala Monday night and an
hour and a half rain last night has given
the farmers spirits nf lift. Prospects for
oats Improved 100 per-cent in the lust forty-
eight hours. Corn looks fine : what was
frosted Is rocbvering rapidly. GUB Keuacher ,
was the only oneT so for heard from who
saved all his fruit and rpgi-tables from the
frost. This be. did by bnllfllng llrt-g on the
east side of his orchard Tcnfl garden.
HASTINGS. Jilay SU. ( Special to The.
Bee. ) About 30 o'clorlri lost night a heavy
thower of ruin beganfulling bejre .and con--
tlnued until about.
Aninch and a TiaV
comes In tme tfa'Tlo ; y > e corn much good
and will help tbe octs' ind vlieat crops to
some extent , thongh'itse < 5iy weather for the
last few weeks has almost -entirely ruined
the prospects of those two cereals.
TAIRFIELD. Neb. . TU y 30. ( Special to ;
The Bee. ) The long drouth wab broken last i
night "by a good rain. It came too late to
save small grain , but will be of Inestimable
value to corn and grunt ,
A fund ofJoO .had just been .raised to
pay an itinerant "raihma'kur" * for -"bring
ing" the desired moisture. With the light
ning flashing and the heavy rain clouds
coming up the chemlcaluwere sot to belling -
ing and In half an hour It rallied.
NEWMAX GROVE. Neb. , May 30. ( Spe
cial to The Bee. ) Thr drouth was broken
last night by a splendid rain , which seems
to have spread over a large scope of country.
The email grain crop hits .been . Injured borne ,
but tlie rich soil of thin locality with the
aid of rain will accomplish wonder * in the
line of restoration togtts normal condition.
Corn IB a sleiidld stxnd and In excellent
condition. > ,
BLL'E HILL. Neb. . Slay 30. ( Special Tele
gram * to The Bee. ) TJEere was a nice rain
at Blue Hill and vielnlly lust night.
FAIRBURY , Neb. , play 30. ( Special to
The Bee. ) A heavy rainfall visited this
section last night , wjilclr will materiality
help wheat and corn.'iOato have dried out
beyond redemption. g
WESTON , Keb. , Mfiy 30 ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee , ) A flne rain fell In this
locality last night , ana as a consequence
everyl > ody is happy. Crops were needing
rain badly. /
bad Aetddeiit ia a I'leusun1'urry. .
TVAVERLY. Neb. , May 80. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) A , sad COBC of occi
dental bhooting occurri'd here this afternoon.
Henry Ccx , in comnanrwith a dozen ladies j
and gentlemen from Lincoln und HuVelnck , !
were fishing in Salt creek , a hliurt dUtance j
northeast of town. Irij addition to the llhhu |
ing outfit all carried larte rifles. While
Mr. Cox was lishing Bome of the others
were firing ut a target , which was '
placed about the bank where Cox
was sitting. He hapiwned to
raise up just in tlmejto .got u bullet iu his
back. The wounded fern was brought Into
town at 3 o'clock p , in. and physicians
called to attend to him. By the use of the
probe the ball was located in the spine , it
being firmly wedged in between the lumbar
vertebra. After a dllllcillt operation the
bullet was removed , and the unfortunate
man was taken to bis home In Havelock.
The physicians bay it is a berloiib case and
may result fatally.
rlHl of thr " * Printer * t > tlm Oreut
lldltor UnvtillmT ttl 7 > w Turk.
KEW TORK , Mayi . Horace Greeley's
memory was honored 1 > rTn , > 0cruplilcal union
No , C today -when the jrtstu by Alexander
Doyle , at the junotlapaaf Broadway , Sixth
avenue and Thlrty-thlnljstreet , wn unveiled ,
Turre was fin antUaii \ > r .Congressman Amos 1
J. Cummtngs and Pm Utoiit Keller of the
New York Press1 club ipake --Horace Gree- o
ley's influence on the newspaper men of the
day , "
The statue was acetrtea' | onrftebalf of the
city by District Attorney Fellows , who rep
resented Mayor GllroyA The statue is of
heroic proportions. Front tbe'jbase of the
plain polished granite 'r aestal to the top of
tbe etutue measures ab Son lent. It repre
sents Mr , Greeley sealetniii an arm cliulr in
meditation with a tierWiUBiier clasped Ju his
right baud , his plnmstIn his Jen. The
statue itself Is seven feat In height. On the
pedestal IB the Inscription , "EVfoUed Under
the Auspices of Typogrnphlca ] Urtlon No. t. "
Tbe first movement toward fhp erection
of the monument woe Tutherwl by promi
nent citizens , capitalist * and aiewspuper
editors. The Bum ofCO.OUO Wnfi readily Is
nubscribed , but the panic of 1S72 put a stop
to the movement utiil * jiothlne was done
until 1879 , when the agitation was renewed.
Little was aQuonipllHiw ! at this time and
the plan slumbered Tmtil 1SW , when tin-
Typographical union , gn T ew Yerk and
Brooklyn took tbe matter up. The cus
todians of the lund ufrrudr raised readily
consented to turn it over to the printers'
Trout ITlu * Vlrt Itlnod.
KEW YORK. May 30 - DuOce Laconibt
lian issued a preliminary Injunction restraining
straining- certain manufacturer * of cigar
ettes from using f.c.reue pat
ented by tbe iitmnarb Machine company
The order IB a. victory tor the clt'urette a
Opinion Erpreraod by a Former Memlisr of
the Salisbury Cabinet.
Only Unelmid .Stniidn In tlie Way of an In-
tcmntliiniil Agreement , and in So
StundK Iu It * Otrii Light
Vuluc Art * All I'li
EDINnCRGH. May 30. An Important
pjieech touching upon wheat , silver , gold and
American mining , raflroads and land mort
gages was delivered here today by lit. Hon.
Henry Clmjillu , conservative , president of
the Board of Agriculture In Lord Salisbury's
government. Tlie rpeeneh was un address
to a crowded conference of the Scottish
Members of Hlsbandry. und had for Its sub
ject. "Bimetallism In Relation to Agricul
tural Depression. "
The speaker declared that ngrlcultural de
pression was chiefly due to the steady auJ.
heavy fall In the prires of produce , which
he claimed , was due to the monetary changes
of 1854 and could only be- stopped by revert
ing to the previous monetary fcystem. No
body could foresee where the present fall
of prices would end. According to tlie latest
table , the fall from 1872 to 18 3 of 40 per
cent In wheat amply Illustrates this. The
British commissioners studied the price of
wheat In America In 1RT1) ) and believed that
it could never be exported chenpsr than 40
shillings per quarter Superior India wheat
was sold last week at Hull at 1 ! ) shillings
3 pence per quarter. Continuing , he said
the majority of the farmers believed
that the fall In prices Is due
to foreign competition , and that the remedy
wus protected. But the fact th.ut hulf the
countries of the continent und "the United
States , while Imposing the heaviest duties
on Imporlen produce , complain of iigrlcul-
tural depression , refutes this argument , Mr.
Chaplin asserted. Touching upon the
farmers of America , he auld thut they es
pecially were being ruined und becoming
bankrupt faster evn than the British
farmers. Others contend that overproduc
tion Is responsible for the fall In prices , but
he claimed statistics show that the produc
tion of wheat hue decrensed , although the
prices have fallen. Therefore , from thr
point of view of the speaker It was farcical
und ridiculous to attribute the fall
In prise to that caut.e The
real cause , he Buld. wus the demoneti
zation of silver in 1873 , und the subsequent
divergence of the relative Tallies of the met-
uls which enabled the silver-using countries
like India to export wheat at tbe present
low price. Mr. Clmplln also said : "And If
silver continues to full there Is no reason
why wheat should not cheapen Indefinitely.
We propose as a remedy un International
agreement o revert to the system which
prevailed prior to 1B72.
"The failure of the Brussels conference
Is I no argument ngulnst this , as it bus sluce
been clearly proved that nothing but thi >
action of the English delegates broke up the
confetcnce. Chancellor von CuprJvl's subse
quent \ explanation of the conduct of the Ger
man delegates conclusively proved this to
be a fact , "
ilr. Chainiil reviewed the bimetallic move
ment on the continent and polntrJ out
, esj > eclaUy.4Jie imuirJ-ii.iitu | ) , ot Pjv > liUmt Cleve
land ubtainlngJpnwer to resume tlie c : > nfer-
unee. uddlng ; " ' .My ant-wer to the nrgument
that un agreement ns to the ratio between
silver and pold IE Impossible is thut bl-
nietHHIsts will accept any ratio rather than
continue as now , and Bllver is so penhltlve
that HE market price will conform ta any
fixed .international rutlo. The Increased out
put consequent upon such an agreement
would In our opinion Jiot affect the mut
ter In the lenst und It would Tie
Infinitely small , compared with the immense
exporting maes. The argument that an in
ternational agreement -would make the
fortunes of the American and Mexican silver
miners does not touch the question nf the
expediency and morality. Tlie mobt im
portant adverse argument Is that Great
Britain , being the greatest creditor nation of
tlie world , would receive payment of her -
debts In the cheapest metal.Ve contend
that both metals would perform equal
functions , while , on the other bund , we abk
If Jt is wise for n creditor to embarrass a
debtor by a .monetary change ? "
The speaker then refer : ed to American
railways und jnude tlie assertion that one- C
third of their number WUB In the handB
of receivers. Mr. Chaplin followed this by
dwelling upon the unfavorable inevestmcnts
made in American lund mortgages and suid.
Trora the accounts , of the condition of the
land and the farmers there , and especially
In the west , owing to the fall In prices , 1
should be very anxious about such iuvcBt-
mentb If they were mine. Iu fuct , the cred
itors everywhere ore In the greatest danger
of losing their capital or the greater part
uf it , owing to the uppreelutiou of
gold. The argument iu favor of
monometallism is besade on the luct
that enormous quantities of gold arc .lying
idle in the Bank of England , uud ure erro
neous , ns it merely points to tbe fcur to in
vest it In indn try uud enterprise Jn the fuee
of falling -prices. "The bimetallic prospect *
of the future ure anost promising , and I can
reassure our foreign friends that the recent
ucrouut of the bimetallic debute in the
House -of Commons was devoid uf importance.
The discussion of the matter was attempted
against tlie advice uf Us friends , uud the re
sult was Inevitable , seeing thut no division
wns possible. " n
-.Advices from railway quarters show that
interest in the question Is steadib' und
widely spreading , and * thut the city of Lou-
don itself lb coming In. "
Sir Chupllu's bpeech greatly impressed the
and be was loudly applauded.
T1r iu u 1'rlnt Nhop.
Shortly ufter S o'clock yesterday morning
fire was discovered In the printing house of F.
A. Monger , S12 South Thirteenth street.
When the deportment arrived it was some
time before much could be done as the smoke
poured In dense volumes from the windows H
und doors. It was fully twenty minutes
after the alarm wus turned In that the seat
of the fire was located. Doors and windows
both in the first and second floors -were
broken open. The fire was found to be in thcr
rear of the store , uud wus soon extinguished.
The building 4s owned by the Northwestern s
Life Insurance company , and the damage to
t l will be about $200 , The loss on the stock
of Mr. Manger will reach ? 2,000 , covered by
This Is the second time during the past
year that this place bus been afire. The first
time it started in the store proper , and the
blaze was seen by an employe of the Electric
Light company. IICTUEE the Ktrewt , who turned
In the alarm. He , by the way , was the first
to see the fire yesterday , and be turned
In the alarm. In both Instances no one was . .
found who could give any Idea as to how it * '
started. From appearances it would seem
that the fire yesterday started iu the
basement and worked its wny up.
The Columbia Clothing company , In the
rear of whose place is Manger's establish
ment , will suffer a heavy ID&S from smoke
and water , reaching into tbo thounands. The
store will remain closed till the Insurance He
_ _
incitement * of Kemcolue Vrneln M } ' 30.
At Llverjwol Arrived Indluna.frora Phil
At London Arrived Baumw ell , from
At Glasgow Arrived Norwegian , horn
Xew York.
At J'ulladulpblu Arrived Maine , from
At Scllly Fcssefl Buakw , from Philadel
phia , Russia , from New York.
Trust Company
KANSAS C1TV. May 30B M Jarvl * und
L. Coiikllu of tbe JarviB-ConUln Mort-
C&CC compeAj trc in this city , "With refer lor
ence to thr affair * of tbe Jarvln-rotiklln
Mortgage Trust oumpuny Mr. Jiirvls said'
"I can say thut reorganisation Is now
assured , nnfl tbe creditors will nt-clve liw
cents nn the dollar. It Will tuke about
ninety dnj-K to wind up tbe nffnirs of the
> ld rnmprtny. The new company will be
capitalized ut "
VXITJI > rinJi t A *
Spvclal I'rxyrr Sen lee Uriel for th Yt -
rrunx of thr Kcpiihlln.
ALBANY. Ore. , May SO. The I'nltwl
Presbyterian nwombly opened nt it in.
with prayer. Tlie it-port of tbe committee
on church extension wns rend und ap
tr proved. tt The report of the committee on
reform contains the following recommenda
tions , which wennilopted : Protesting
against Cttthollc encroachment ujKin tbe
Indian schools , especially nguliiHt the meas
ure befort- congress to npproprlnte $ )
for the expenditure nf the Cuthollr chtirrti
for this purpose ; protesting ugulnst San-
bath 1t 1 ciusttcrutlon : favoring tmppre.Hi'on ' of
1r tbe liquor tmllicluvuring ; un lunemiinent
to tbe constitution of the United States
rei-ocnlslnc ; the deltj , expressing sympathy
wltb unemployed lubor and tlioxp w ho llnd
no mhrket for tbelr product , und n reinlu-
tlon in use tbe right of c-ltlaenshlp to elect
men who will ruleln the fear of God and
for tbe good uf the republic. The ussemlnj
ciiKuged In a xpuclul service of prav.r for
the veteran soldiers of tbe republic and
gave an expression of fyinputhy with Ut -
orntlon da } exercises. The report of the
committee on finance was adopted.
liinknrcl * AnntinJ Meet Ing.
MYERSDALE , Pa. . May Rd.-The wcnthrr
has moderated considerably since ytiater-
day and the Intnhnrds who gathered ut the
meeting todny did not find the tuhernuole
quite so unpleasant. About .ViOU persons
were present. All the bushiest * tru.imai.ted
wus of u routine imtute.
Illlll il runner Shut While In Ttecl Without
Any Apparent IHotlin.
WATSEKA , III. , Jliiy 30. Stokes Hell-
Ings , un unmurrled fiirmer , living alone
about seven miles MJUtbeuKt of thin city ,
wiin shot tuk'c while In bed this morning.
One ball penetruted his breust and the
other his ju\v. In this condition he aiose
and managed to reueh the house nf his
neurest neighbor , ubout hulf n mile dlstutit.
Helling * suw the man who committed the
deed , but did not lecognlze him. After
the neighborhood had been aroused neiii-ch
was made for some clew to the iip ifHln.
when n j'ong mun numed John Humwiill
wus found unconscious In un outs Held
ncioss the roud , his head eoveted with
blood , his coat und throat cut. Zumwult
wu * . met by his uncle , Jesse Xitmwult of
thlh city , in Chicago yesterday. It ih
thought he came down on the midnight
train and walked out to th scene of the
trngedi. YoungZumwalt will probably die.
The cune lb icry mysterious. Helllngs
had no enemies und little -wealth , thoucrh
the jiresumption heems to b ? thit fie wjuld-
be murderer thought be bud money. Young
Zumwult formerly resided in that vicinity ,
but be bus mude him home In Chicago for
the lust two yeurs. Whether he Ehot Hell-
ings and then attempted suicide is not
jrj.v.\r.i j-j.orn or r ITT.
Turn Out u I.urge Amount Which With
1'rartlrully Ail Mild.
MINNEAPOLIS , Mny 30. The Northwest-
era JUlller suys : The Minneapolis mill *
ground pruetlcully the sume amount of
flour ns the week befoiv IM.fcKI barrels ,
aguiiist 17S.K17 in 18P3. Froduetlon this week
will probably be even heavier. Nearly as
much Hour wan sold lust week usVUB
mude. Some parties wild about us. Inrge n
quantity ol'patent abroad jut they dlU ut
home. BaUeis iiouUnuo to 4ro lor expert
Hut offrja are tending downwuiJ , The.
Superior nnd lJiiluth mills innde _ Ki.j ! 4 , bir- ,
. .
condition of trade IK .nut murh iilterrS from
n week ago. The .output id JVIIlvaukeeWUH
. hatrels. 'comparea with S7.MW burrels
the week lieforc and 4SWU ( luinelt ) in
Floui ha * Improved Humewhiit. At St
Louis nine city mills and eight .near iiv
mnrte 4CI : ) : > 0 barrels. The. market Js rtlii
lifeless. KansuB , JCebiusku und Oklahoma
crop reports arc ' " ' " 'b luss favorable than
they buve Itt-en , owing to tlie drouth , mst
and frobt.
Colonel Speed iintl HIP Surmiiientn Cuntln-
gent Dehert Oeiierul Kelt ] .
BT. LOUIS , May SO.-This being a holi
day , thousands of people visited tbe enmp
of the Commonweulers. "Commodore"w
Kelly liud planned lo leave tomorrow , but
-will be unable to do no because ol u split
in tbe ranks , caused by dlssensloiiFi of long
standing. Colonel Speed of Snmuneiito
bus succeeded in getting I'ompanieH N , U ,
C , H und L > , representing the Sacramento
contingent , to follow him , urtdwill go to
Washington bv some other mute than Hint
tuken by Kelly The nrmr left cump at
o'clocl ; this evening , und uficr being joined
by several local assemblies of the ICnlghts
of Lribor niurched to Twellth street , in the
vicinity uf tbe Grunt mewiment win-re an
immense crowd hud ansembled. Kelly and
a number of labor leaders addressed the
assembly , ufter which they murched back
to camp.
-Working for un ( > 1 < 1 Claim.
CHICAGO , Mny 30. Tlie western heirs
of Jacob Be Haven perfected tbe orgunl-
zutlon of tbe Jucob IJe Huvtui ulub tciduy
und adjourned. The new rlub l to work
In conjunction with the eastern lieli-s to
secure the puyment nf the claim ugulnst
the government , which hnF been -variously
estimated nt from J2.WIQ.WW to SlII.Wm.iKK ) .
The president of the -lub Is Tt. G. Blugofos
nf Ruclne , "Win. During revolutionary times
Jacob De Haven , who lived ut A'ulley
Forge , loaned the government Slwj.ooJ. Thin
money wns never Jepuld , and the livlim
helif > want to get the principal and Interest
trom the government.o
Killed ii ; u l rnlght Wrrek.
BHAROK , MUMS. , Mny HO-Three men
were killed and one serloubly Injured in
freight wreck here todaj. An express
freight smashed Into Home freight curs
left on tbe iinrthhmind track by the local
freight train. The deud ure.
liliNJARIIN M'LBOn nf TJoston.
The one seriously Injttied if u trumii , who
wns stealing a ride In company with the
one killed. His Hume Is not known.
Hot-He htoulliic by lioletmlr.
GI'THRIE , Okl. , Stay 30. During tbe pust
eighteen months nearly 200 homes have
iHH-n ptolen In Pottuwuttumle county , but
wns Impossible to obtain any elew to the
Identity of the thieves until the piiHt week ,
when a man In jull lor murder mude u con
fession , which nuve the ciflieers clews , re
sulting In the indictment by the grand jury
yenleuluy of thlrtj-thtee residents of this
oounty for horse stealing. Wun.v of the In-
dli'ted men ure fanners of prominence.
Seventeen of tlicin have already been Jailed.
Veil from u 7'ruper.e. a
Last night about 30 o'clock Mrs. Clark ,
one of the. Razilllan family , which has
been performing nt Cotirtland beach , fell
from a trnpesc , u dlstunre. of thirty feet.
She fell on her buck , her shoulders striking
the ground first. She escuped without
brtuUnK any bones and It IH thought with
out sustaining Internal injuries , but was
badly bruised.
She wus In great pain when removed lethe
the . residence of "VV. R. Gould ut 509 North
FJfteentb utrcet.
Mrs. MurjCuhlll tlvorr ul.
BIOUX FALLS , B. I ) . , Mny 30. ( Special
Telegram to The Bee. ) This morning- de
cree of divorce was grunted Mary Cuhlll to
from Uichatil Colilll. Mre. Cuhlll Is the
author of several well known novels. The
defendant was here to contest the case
Is the editor of Horn * "Lltht. a Catholic
puper , published in Chicago. The cruund
for the divorce was uotisuppurt.
Ctilomm Siilli fur Euroj > .
NEW YORK , May 30. Among the pas-
senperswho Bulled for Europe today on the
Bte-amur New York -were the T'rlncwM dl
Culutrn Colonna , with two of her chil
dren , mulds and one man servant The
princess nays she exptctn to be away from
America ulx mouths.
Teuvlu > u Her bamiuar
KEW YORK May SOThe Uytiktnlt *
cruiser VeBUVlus whlrh nailed from Boston
yesterday UU her Hummer rrulsf urr veil
he new yard Kb irtly be' < re FIO/H.
will probably remain * t the burr
a Xew duye before prooceOlnc. o
Bemoval of a Bolt Causes a Fatal Wreck
in Wisconsin.
Coaches Immediately Take Fire and Oromats
Most of tlie Victims ,
Trainwrecters Arc Supposud to Have Tani-
perod with the Switch.
Scrim f I he Wtv-rU HII Abniidnneil Lumber
To n Wherr i.lttle Aerominodiitloii Tor
the Injuj-rd Cnuld lie Obtained
DetulU of the IllmiHtvr.
MAKSIiriELD. WIs. , May 30. Train Mo t
on the Wisconsin Ccntrul railroad wui
wrecked here thlb morning. The curs took ,
fire and there was a terrible IOBS of life
Six persons , arc dead and four others arc
missing , supposed to have been burned to
death , and from fifteen lo twenty persons are
injured i , some of them fatally. Among Nit
dead ure the engineer , fireman und brukeman.
A nut bad bean taken off the switch allow -
ItiE It to get loose. Train No. 4 jumped the
track. The forward curs took fire nt onct
nut Conductor Gavin succeeded in uncoupling
the rear sleepers and No. 47 , thereby saving f
them from burning. Everything else burned
except some mull und baggage.
The namcb of the killed are :
JAMES HUBBAKI ) , engineer , of Stcvtau
GEOItGE GEEHAUDT , fireman , of Steveni
.TCDSON BIGELOW , bnikcman , uf Stevcui 3
W. B. RUSSELL , n civil engineer in the cm- \
ploy of the company. '
MRS. JOHN WAGNER. Duller , burned IE
the ruins. >
Among the Injured aie : '
Henry Chester , Alarblifleld , legs und spin *
badly injured.
O. W. Ilozely , news agent , Ste-vens Point ,
Injured Internally ; died in a few hours. >
Arthur Turnlce , Chicago , head cut and
otherwise Injured ; will re-cover.
Dr. Weltzel. Glldden , hurt intoriiRlly
runnle Burtle , Sprlngdale , 111. , hand badly
cut ,
AVIlllam Ryan , Sturgeon Bay , ribb broken
and head cut. .
E. A. Twltche.ll , attorney at law , Mlnne-
apolls , head cut.
Henry Klleber , received internal f.nd ex
ternal -wounds , probably fatal.
Charles Welnburntrayrllng - man of Chlp-
l > evi-a ralU , badly bruited. -
I'red Jack of Bessemer , Mlcli. , badly
bruised. ' .
- * -
Arthur Tunica 'nf Chicago cuf In the head 5
and Jes kura ued. - *
"William Ryan of Sturgeon Bay , WJs. , sev- ; ]
era ! ribs brukon and head badly cut , I
At the office of General Manager Whit- , ]
combe it was stated that the ace dent happened
at 1JC n. in. , and the -wrecked train wcs let
southbound limited from MlnmmpDlls to Chi- " I
cago. It was a fairly heavy train and -wai j
running ut the usual rule of speed when it j
trtruck the - openswitch and -went off on a " ]
straight piece of level track. The baggage
und mail cars , the smoker and second day j
coach and two of the three sleepers left the I
track and nearly all the cars , except one ol I
the two Sleepers. , were cither burned or badly j
wrecked. 1
Three or four .members ofthe train crew j
were reported missing , and it is thought Jj
that they were beneath the wreck. Several 'i |
passengers are not yet accounted for and J
may alBo be dead. None of the passengers j
in the sleepers were Injured , but twelve or 4 > J
fifteen In the smoker and day coach were "A
hurt. The'Injured were brought to Mnrshfleld , 1
where they are receiving every poHElble at- J
tuition. The bodies of the trainmen" were I
taken .to Stevens Point. J
A report that one of Ihe Tweedy brothorB ]
uf thlb city was among the killed was a I
mistake. Aman supposed to be among tbo I
dead wus referred In the first report as j
thought to be one of Tweedy's men , -mcau- J
Ing one of the men he employs as laborers. ]
Robert H. Tweedy Is the chief englneeer of j
the Wisconsin Central , and the first uiippo- 1
bitlmi was that It was ho who was in the j
wreck. 1
The opinion litronely prevails In onica\ ! 1
clrcleh of the CentraLthat the -wreck was tbe * 1
result of crlmlnalJBtainperlng With the ; 1
switch at ManVHlaTTlt does not appear that -I
It can be out of place except by being tarn- J
pered with , and it is believed that some -j
wrecker has caused the terrlblu accident by iti
a murderous act. , ; J
The town of Manville , where the accident al
happened , was almost tolally dehtrojud by PI
lire last fall , and nince tiiat time there has |
been little there except a railway station. 'i
It wa . formerly a lumber center , and a Vl
large saw mill was operated there. .J
Receiver Howard Morris was In the roar 1
sleeper , and telegraphed the first facts to -I
General Manager Whltcombe. , |
MILWAUKEE , May 30. A special to the .1
Evening Wlfconsin from Marfchfleld , "NVIs. . I
saysThe St. Paul limited southbound I
train on the Wisconsin Central railroad , I
which pnssed here at 1:30 : a. m , met with J
horrible accident , which has never been 2
etmalcd iu northern Wisconsin , and adds I
another long list of victims to the dit > - 1
asters of this kind. The train , which wan i
in charge of Conductor Gavon , and WUE -I
made up uf seven coaches and sleepers , left I
Abbottsford behind time , and while running ,1
at fifty mlluH an hour struck a dofvctivtt I
split switch at Mannville , a deserted station , I
derailing the uutlre train and piling engine I
and cars In a heap uf broken timbers. To I
add to the tiorror the entire mass was soon I
In a bliuet of flame , which , mingled with J
the groans and cries of the injured , made 1
scene that turned the htiart of the brav'I
eat. I
No. 8 northbound passenger PUHRCS No , 41 I
at this place , and as soon as word was re- I
cetved No , 8 went to the scene with a num- I
her of physiclanb and nurfces from here , The I
dead and wounded were brought back and tbe I
depot was turned into u hospital vheru I
everything was done to make the unfortu- I
iiutcs comfortable. I
Mannville , the scene of the accident wns I
once a lively saw mill town , but uf latu I
years has gradually sunk to nothing , until I
now all that remains are. a few scattered I
buildings. Pur Ing the forest flrus last fall i
the dt'jiot burned and about ull thut Is Isft 1
mark the place are a heap of burned ruin * I
and a number of side tracks. The accident I
occurred ut the first switch , where ft sup- I
pofied broken bar ( mused a switch to opei > . 1
sufficiently to derail the train. I
After leaving tbe track the train plowed ]
alone over the ties for a distance of ton rodi j
and then toppled and rolled over , the eii- 1
glue and tender golne into the dllcb and '
the cars piling on top of elxch other All I
were uoon set on fire from tbe stoves Front I
out of this tangled muss men ana -women I
who were lucky iinougb not to be pluntA I
down crawled , many inuklng woudurful e * > I
capes. Tbo bodies uf Tluusull end Jud I
Ulgulow , who were caught In the Uinbiii , I
were not recovered until about 7 o'clock I
thle morulne , and were burned to u crisp. I
As near an can be ascertained about fifty I
paskeneurii were un tbu train , and M thi I
work uf clearlne away the wreckaee tut *
on otbtri may be yet found to swell the lut
{ those who act their dettii by