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The Omaha Daily Bee.
LSTAttLIfcHJ-D JL2sE li, 1871.
OMAHA, SAT r It DA V MOKN12fG,j JUXE 1, 1001 TWELVE PAGES.
S12CGLE COPY FlVli CEXTS.
3uj 0, Eartoa Cue Etira Grand Jurj to
Ficieat Facta tt Court.
LANT K. SALISBURY ONE OF DEFENDANTS
Hi ii tha Ohj Attorney Who Had th
Omaha Qtld Looked Up.
CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY IN WATER DEAL
Tajlor, tho R H,,, " Amoug
ThoulMo.'' ' l(
MUST ANSWER FOR PUTTING UP r..
1'roiif etilliiK .Wdirnrj Hun l'rHllrue
of I'lmhliiK (.'(INI- AkhIiirI Miiiiir .ot
Jlriif loued, mill City Coiiucll
in c u JIii) lie liniillcittcd.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June H. (Spe
cial Telegram.) I'lvu Indictments wcro ru
turned today by the special graud Jury
which has for tlvo weeks been Investigat
ing tho scandals growing out of the at
tempt to have tho city council let a con
. tract Tor supplying Grand Haplds with pure
I water The men Indicted, tho charg-i belli
I conspiracy, arc; Lant K. Salisbury, city
I attorney; ThoinAs K. McGarry, lawyer tnd
promoter; Honry A. Taylor, capitalist of
I Icw ork City; Stllson V. McI,cod, ex
manager of tho Orand Rapids clearing
. house, Oerrltt Albers, n young attorney
Salisbury Is tho lawyer whom Guy C.
Barton of Oniahu had arrested In Chicago
last February on tho chnrgo n' embezzling
J50.000, and tho Indictments in this case
are a result of the publicity given the
wntcr works deal by the llnrton case
Though the indictments arc not based di
rectly upon Barton's experience with Salis
bury anil the others In the Orand llaplds
scheme, tho grand Jury considered the Bar
ton case In connection with the similar ex
perience of David Fitzgerald.
Why llurlon L'nnc I l.rfl Out,
Unrton's negotiations were outside of
Michigan, and not so easily reached by tho
graud Jury, but Fitzgerald operated here.
He was simply a contractor, as Loss was
In the llnrton matter, and tho real man be
hind Fitzgerald was Taylor. Barton got
his rrnney back by securing the arrest of
Salisbury, but Taylor litis been less for
tunate. The surprise was In tho Indictment of
Taylor, who furnished the money which
the others are accused of having divided
among themselves. Taylor came here last
Monday as a witness for tho defense, testi
fying among other thlnrs that ho had go",
back all of tho $100,000 he advanced, with
the exception of the $7,500 retained by
Thomas McOarry as attorney's fees, and
as tho testimony of other witnesses was
that at least $75,000 of it had remained lu
Grand Rnplda at least up to tho time nf
Iha-TalittiR-'bf-thn grand Jury, that body
concluded he had come here to testify In
consideration of a promise to have his
money returned to him, and Indicted him
along with the others.
Other .Mny lie Tried.
Tha limitation of tho Indictments of
these five men does not mean that they
will be the only ones made defendants in
the trials which nro to follow. Under tho
laws of Michigan, an Indictment by a
grand Jury Is not a necessary preliminary
to a criminal prosecution nnd the prosecut
ing attorney can, If he pleases. Join other
dofondunts with them by simply filing In
formation against them. Tho announce
ment made tonight Is that this will prob
ably bo done, and some members of the
city council may And themselves In trouble
beforo the nffnlr la over.
Tho grand Jury reported at noon and
Judge Nownham of tho criminal court at
once made out bench warrants for the In
dicted men. Albers. Salisbury and Mcl.eod
responded promptly. When they camo be
fore tho court bail was fixed at $5,000 and
Albers qualified by offering John Snltzler,
J A S. Verdler. Kber nice and William
l.esvlelt. prominent nnd wealthy Holland
ers, as his bondsmen. City Attorney Sails
bury presented Oeorge Ellis and A. A.
Crlppen, who run a bucket shop here and
who nro reported to have had many dealings
with the city attorney. Part of the testl
mony beroro tho grand Jury was that
Salisbury had lost a good deal of money
recently by trying to beat the Chicago
wheat nnd rorn ijinrkct and had dealt
through the men who olforcd themselves as
.Mny l'lKlit AkiiIiinI ItriiiilNltliin.
Taylor Is In New York and the sheriff at
once telegraphed the chief of police of New
York City to hold him until requisition pa
pers can be sent on. It Is expected here
that a fight will be mado in New York City
or Mtlford, Conn., over tho requlstlon. Stil
ton V. Mcl.cod offered bondsmen who wero
known as financially responsible but who
could not qualify as the owners of a rcqul
Mte amount of real estate so he was luild
In tho court clerk'n ofllce until late, when,
by Industrious telephoning, he managed to
get the bondsmen, who kept him from
(pending the night in Jail.
But In the meantime Thomas V. McOarry
could not be found anywhere by tho Indus
trious deputy sheriff who was hunting for
him with a bench warrant. His brother and
partner In the law business said ho was out
of town nnd he would notify hint at once by
mall to conio back nnd give bonds. It wus
suggested that the telegraph was quicker,
nnd the brother said he might use that.
Asked whero ho was, the brother said at
first ho had gono east on Wednesday night
with Taylor. Utter he said ho was only n
few hours away from tho city nnd would bn
hern tomorrow, tt Is not genernlly believed
that McOarry has run away, and his friends
excuso his absence hy naylng he did n:t
think he would be Indicted. They acknowi
edge, however, that his dlsnppearnce from
tho city at thU, particular time is most un
fortunate and In the meantime the sheriff's
ofllce Is trying to locate him and bring him
back by force, If necessary.
Seek Trnnwfer In Civil Court,
When Salisbury nnd Mcl.cod appeared be
fore the superior or rrlmlnal court this aft
ernoon they asked for a change of venue to
tho circuit court, which ordinarily trl.s
only clvl cases, Albors said ho was con
tented to abide by Judgo Nownham. The
request was noted nnd the cases set for
The evidence submitted to tho grand Jury
snowed one of the most remarkable esses
of the gold brick gams over thought of. It
was a i'mo of where the confidence mrn
sold the brick to ono man for $100,000, and
' nearly sold It to another for $50,000, wh le
. all the time In consultation with a third
party for a similar sale, and still have thn
brick In their poMcsslon. The similarity to
tno gold nncK Is still further retained In
(Continued on Second rage,)
FOR A TRANSATLANTIC RACE
Upton PropiiNen n Tlirec-Tliotmind
.Mill! Tent of CoiimI Million unci
LONDON. June 11. When the attention
of Sir Thomas Upton was called today to
the report that his secretary had announced
his willingness that Shamrock II should
race with the Independence If a cup were
offered, ho replied that no arrangements
had been made, 'but did not see why he
should not do so nftcr his engagement with
the Now York Yacht club was concluded.
"My ohllgatloij is to the New York
Yacht club," said Sir Thomas. "When that
has been fulfilled I would feel free to
accept other proposals, although thus far
none has been mado to me."
With regard to a report circulated In the
United States that he would not object to
race between tho two Shamrocks across
tho Atlantic, he said:
"There Is nothing In the supposition that
I might do so I am unable tn see any
sport In such u suggestion. More than
thlii, 1 have not yet decided to send tho
Shamrock I over. What I would like to
do would be to arrange a race with the
Constitution across the Atlantic after the
challenge race, whoever wins there. This
would bo good spcrt and n fine test of sca
manshlp. I hate often heard this or that
as to what could be or could not be done
If wo were In mldoccin. Why not hoc?
Such n raco would be an admirable test of
tho stability of a yacht under varying con
dltlons." NKW YORK. Juno 14 The Ir.Mmatlon of
Sir Thomas Upton that he would like to
nrrnngo a race across the Atlantic between
tho Constitution and tho Shamrock II after
tho International races was conveyed to
the members of the New York Yacht club
tonight. Ortat surprise was expressed at
the possibility nf such nil linrlfitrtallnr-
Secretary J. V. St.. Oddlo had heard nothing
of the proposition omclnlly. but ho said If
Sir Thomas Upton had broached the Idea
It must bo feasible.
"An oecan race for single-masted yachts
would bo new. Would ninety-footers stand
tho strain? Well. Sir Thomas must know
If ho says he Is willing to nrrnngo such
a race with the Constitution."
The question waB raised by members of
the olub us to whether or not the syndicate
controlling the Constitution would be open
for further propositions of any kind after
tho cup rares were ovor. It Is said that
the owners of the boat will put the Con
ftltutlon on the market as soon as Its
function Is performed.
SCENE IN FRENCH" CHAMBER
Aul-Scinlto .Member l Itemncd for
Violent .wtiick on Adinlnln
Irnllon of Alerin.
PARIS, June U. There was nn exciting
scene In tho Chamber of Deputies today. M.
Drumont, anti-Semite, Algiers, attacked the
government In connection with the admin
istration of Algeria. When it vote nf rnn.
sum and exclusion from the Chamber was
proposed as a result of his remarks, M.
urumont roruscd to leave until n body of
soldiers entered the house, when he retired
shouting: "Vive l'Armco!" and "rt.m in
M. Drumont, during the courso of his at
tacks on various officials, called tho nr..
feet of Algiers a wretch and declared the
minister or justice. A!. .Monis. and the min
ister of marine, M. de Lanatsan, were dis
The Incident aroso during tho debato
upon un Hntl-Semlio Internnllntl nn rpcrnril.
Ing the recent uprising nt Marguerite. The
Interpellation cnlled upon the government
io extend morn thorough protection to
On tho resumption of the Mttlnir M. w.il.
deck-RoiiHsenu, the premier, made a long
speech In defense of t'i Algerian admin
istration. He deelnred tho uprising at
Marguerite wns nn Isolated Incident and
denied (he allegation that British Metho
dists had given arms to tho Arabs. Tho
government, hj said, had found no proof
that the missionaries In Algiers had en
gaged In the alleged Intrigues against tho
French. He nnnounced that thn irnvern-
ment proposed to remove tho police of
Algeria rrom the control of the semi
Semitic mayor and to replace them under
tho supervision of the prefect of Algiers.
l no Chamber then adopted a resolution
tantamount to a declaration of confidence
In tho government's Alcerlan administra
tion by a vote of 353 to 82.
GROWTH OF ENGLISH CITIES
CritKiiK Miovik Liverpool to Uc Over
Thirty I'cr Crnt l,nriiT Than
LONDON, Juno 11. A preliminary census
volume Just Usued gives the population of
the five largest cities of England, cxcluslvo
of London, as follows, tho figures of the
previous census being given for comparison:
1531. lPYl. Increase.
.ivnmnnl 1 7 CM .:!it7 i.m cn.-
MiincllPMer fi"5.:ii:i 543,963 nS.626
Hlrmlnglmin U"0,l7l 522,182 .l,ull
1..u1h n,:7.rjii je nvi ,m
Shellleld 32I.2IJ 3S0.717 56.674
The total number of malps In RnutnnH
and Wales Is 15,721.728, of females 16,354, -147,
mon serving abroad In the army, navy
and merchant marines being excluded. Of
the totnl population 77 por cent is In the
cities and 23 per cent Is In rural districts,
as against 75 and 2.i per cent respectively
Tho population of Great Britain hns al
most doubled during the Victorian era.
The mean annual death rate has been
steadily declining since 1861. The birth
rate has declined with still greater rapidity.
WOMAN STABBED TS DEATH
Mr. Thiol.- of VIlllM-a .MiirlW-rrd on
tin- Mi ! I hy IUr
VILLISCA. Ia.. June 14. (Special Tele
gram. )-Mrs. Ida M. Thlcle was stabbed at
11:30 today and died soon after.
Sim was going downtowu after
giving n German lesson to one
of her pupils and was mot at Mr. Oys
ter's yaid by her husband, with whom iihe
has not bjen living for several years. Ho
stabbed her threo times with a knife, onco
striking her watch, Mrs. Oyster saw It and
rushed to the door calling to him. Ho an
swered In Gtrman, "Sho must die" and ran.
A crowd wn soon after him and he was
caught four blocks from the place on tho
front porch of a house. Marshal Patton
locked him up.
When put In Jail a knife with a long
blade was found on him, covered with
blood. Officers took the man to Red Oak
Immediately to avoid a mob. Four years
ago tho husband ran away and left tho
mother with six children. On account of
poor health she was compelled to give the
children away and now the husband wanted
to live with her Hgaln. but she re
fused. Mrs Thlele was a Christian
woman. Her husband has been In town for
a couple of dayn trying to find her, and
this morning inquired nt different places
for her. He finally aaw her walking down
the street and ran after her like a wild
man. She kcreamed and the neighbors and
hurried, but too late.
ASSESSMENTS ARE VERY SHY
Franchise Corporations Git Off Ramarkably
laij on Count; Tain.
MORE TWO PER CENT VALUATIONS
Properties Asorsnril lit Thntlftiiudn
Curry Handed Delitn of Million
Hon to .Make III
Old Glory floats over the court house In
seven places, tho blind goddess of Justice
stands proudly atop tho dome with her
scales evenly balanced, the board of equal
ization is in session In tho basement and
tho tax nssuMincnts against tho million
alru corporations remain at ridiculously
low uud Inequitable figures.
Tho citizen with the thousand-dollar
homestead Is assessed at 16 per cent of Its
actual value or more, while the corporation
with millions Is considerately put down by
tho assessors to pay taxes on 2 per cent of
the actual value of Its property. The board
of equalization has no purposo for going
Into session other than to equalize assess
mentsIt has no other reason for exist
ence. Section "0, chapter 7", Compiled
Stntutes ot Nebrnska. says:
On the aiipllciitlnn of nny person consider
ing himself aggrieved or who shall com
plain that the property of another Is as
sessed too low they (the Board of Eqimllza
tlon) shall review the nssessment and -or-rect
the name no shall appear to bo Jjst.
Every property owner who Is paying
taxes on 16 per cent of tho nctual value
of his property, while the corporation as
sessments remain at from 2 to 5 per cent,
must be aggrieved, because he Is being
! asked to pay more than his equitable
sharo of the expenses of the county and
"If a man who Is assessed at 16 per cent
complains and shows to the board that
other tnxpayers are assessed as low as
from 2 to 5 per cent, what would the hoard
do?" was asked of a member of tho Board
"I don't know," was the candid reply.
"But doesn't the law say that tho board
must equallzo tho nssersmcnts?"
"Then, If I am assessed at 16 per cent
and another taxpayer Is assessed nt 2 per
cent, what Is the board going to do nbout
If Vou Complain Hard I'.iioiikIi.
"I suppose," replied tho commissioner,
"that If you complained hard enough the
board would either have to reiluco your
nssessment to 2 per cent or raise tho other
fellow's to 16 per cent."
In an article In The Bee of yesterday It
was shown how tha county might add
$l,!i71,715 to tho total ot tho assessment
rolls by assessing tho packing house and
stock yards properties at nn equltiiblo
figure. Tcdny It Is shown how $1,546,237
more might be ndded if the properties of
t he rich franchlso corporations were as
sessed the same as aro the belongings of
poorer citizens, With this $3,517,052 added
to the totnl of tho county assessment, the
rovenuo from tho annual tax, without In
creasing tho rate, would be Increased by
Just JS4.423, a sultlcicnt sum to pay off tho
overlapping debt of the county. Or, If It
should bo more desirable, the lncreaso In
the nfsessment would enablo the county
board to decrease the lax rate.
Thn Omaha Gas company Is assessed nt
2.11 rcr cent of tho actual value of Its
personal property, the Omaha Street Rail
way company nt 2.23 per cent, the Omaha
Water company nt 4.16 per cent, tho Ne
braska Telephone company nt 3.9 per cent,
nnd tho New Thomson-Houston Klectrlc
Light company at 3.6 per cent. These nro
tho companies that enjoy tho free use of
the Oinuha sttccta for their private busi
ness purposen. If they wern assessed ns
other taxpayers aro assessed tho result
would be as followi,:
n - . r.
: o ;
Omaha Gns Co
$ 3,000,000.$ 4VVM0!$ll.Sjfl
Omaha St. Itv. Co..
4,IH.UW t,l(l,lil lD.NK
Omnhii Water Co....
lN,elj. Telephone Co..
I.mv Unto on f oinpniiirn.
The county assessors, however, have as
sessed tho companies nt from 2.23 to 4.16
per cent of tho actual valuo of their per
sonal property, with tho reBtilt as follows:
Omaha Gas company
Omaha St. Railway Co..
Omaha Water companv..
Nebrnska Telephone Co..
Now Om. T.-H. E. L. Co.
It may bo seen from tho tables that If the
property wcro assessed at 16 ner rnnt nf n
value, equitably with other tironertv. thn
total for tho Hv companies would bo $1,
776.000, from which a tax revonuo of $43,867
would bo derived. Ab It la.' the mini n.
sessmont Is only $223,763, with the tax rev-
enue at only $8,155. Hero Is n chanco for an
Increnio of $1,546,237 In the assessment rolls
nnd of $35,712 In the tax revenues of the
The figures given In this nrtlclo to repre
sent the values of tho properties of the
franchise corporations are tho conservative
estimates of men who are familiar with
properties. That the values aro not over
estimated Is indlcnted by these figures:
Companies. paid up.
Omaha Gas Co $3,750,ov
Omuha St Uy. Co 6,O0O.(i0
New Om. T. II. E. L. Co. 3i(t.)00
t'n r f Hip iVIeiihoni. Ciiuinitiit
Tho capitalization of the Nebraska Tele
phono company covers u business that ex
tends Into many counties other than Doug,
las nnd It would have no significance In
this connection. That tho personal prop
orty of the telephone company In Douglas
county Is easily worth more than $500,000
admits of no doubt. In a statement made
to the city tax department last winter the
company virtually admitted that Its prop,
erty In this county Is worth $500,000. it
had been assessed at $225,000 by the city
In ISOS and In making a showing to the
city tax commissioner It took the 189S
assessment as n basis ahd claimed to bn
entitled to an offset of $45,000, being 10
per cent of $225,000 for two years, on ac
count of depreciation, against Improve
ments mado during the two yearn, In this
way, to serve Its own purpose, It recognized
(Continued on Second Page.)
5P 3. Il
$ 72,555 $1,7921 2.41
Sl.fitVi 2,2621 2. 113
125,000 3.0S7 4.16
13,50a 4Sl' 3.30
21,600 5331 3.K)
Mny III Do llnllfl j' .t tiniiiinrrd llrfort
Gould I'roi-liiliiN III Greater
NEW YORK, J im H. --(Special Tele
gram.) Such rapid ptiigrcss has been made
on the Union l'nclfiv-.Northwcstcrn-Si. Paul
deal within the U t couple of days that
the completed trti. fictions may yet be
ofllclally proclaimed bforo Oeorge J. Gould
gets under tho limelight with his I out
advertised nnd tclloiHly delayed grentcr
Missouri Pacific cmnolldntlon. The legal
talent of the Harrlnan consolidation bureau
Is burning mldnljlit ell working out the
technical details hn accordance with the
general plans submitted several weeks ago.
As they stnnd thj three systems have u
totnl mileage of lpoo miles, a bonded In
debtedness of $ l70.n0O.C0O nivl n share cap
ital of $350,000,000. With tho Central Pa
cific annexed as the plan contemplntes, the
length of tho track will be Increased to
nearly 13.000 ml 10k nnd the bond nnd sharo
capitalization to about $000,000,000 in the
aggregate. In tho consolidation Jugglo an
other $100,000,000 can easily be ndded to
the total, making a round $1,000,000,000.
Today It was contrmed that James Henry
Smith ("Silent" Stilthi. Peter Geddcs, tho
Armours and the Milwaukee group had
consented to part with their St. Paul holi
lngs, thus Insuring harmony in tho north
west. Tho Rtrcct seized on tho announcement ns
an excuse for ngsln bulling the prlco of
St. Paul and I'nloil Pacific, the two roads
directly concerned. "Silent" Smith and his
friends stood out Igalnu the J. Plcrpont
Morgan proposition for tho purchase nf
St. Paul In the lnercst of Northern Pa
cific and Great Norlhern nnd prevented tho
deal from going 'trough. Later on they
yielded to the b.anillshmcnts of E. II.
Harrlman. acting for nnd In behalf of the
VanderblltH and lntcrcstu Identified with
tho Northwestern and New York Central,
and the way was cleared for an alliance nf
I'nlon Pacific. Northwefter'n and St. Paul
Into n single m.igninccnl system dominating
tho middle west and holding the key to
tho situation In the norhwest and south
west with their lines extending Into those
GENERAL MILES ON THE FLAG
"Mont Gliirloiin KiiKlirit liver t'iifurl,l
nn I lie I'.iiilileiu of n free
BUFFALO. N. Y.. June 14. At tho Tcm
plo of Music on tho Pan-American giounds
today Flog day wns obsorved under thi
auspices of the Daughters of tho Ameri
can Revolution, tho Grnnd Army of the Re
public and other patriotic societies. Lieu
tenant General Miles wns received with cn
thuslasm. General Miles reviewed the history of the
flag. "Whatever mny hnvn Inspired Wash
ington In drafting tho design," ho eald, "the
result was tho bequeathing to the nation, to
mnlntaln unsullied In nil Its original luster
and for nil nations to behold nnd respect,
mo most glorious ensign ever unfurled ns
tho emblem of n free people. During tho
century nnd a quarter that our flag ha3
jioatoo m the nlr other nations havo fallen
Into decay nnd their ensigns, havo been low
ered for nil tlmo. hut our- bRjvrd standard
Is ono of the oldct now rVff jfitenco, hav
ing remained unchanged (eit-'ept fnr the ad
dition of stnrs) whllo Its Vlory has been
seen In tho light of three cl nturles."
Captain Richmond P. Hobjon, represent
ing tho navy, wan received with a remark
able demonstration, tho audience rising nnd
encering for fully five minutes. Captain
Hobson said tho sister republics of the
western hemisphere would come to know
our flag better, nnd to know It would be to
Iovo It. to know that It represents all that
is highest In human government nnd human
civilization. He then paid a tribute to tho
army nnd to General Miles. Ho reviewed
tho work of thn nnvy from Its bcglnnlnc
down to Its Inst victories during the Spanish-American
NEW YORK. June 14. The annual meet
ing of the American Flag association was
hrld In tho governor's room of the city
hall today, the president. Ralph E. Prime,
presiding. This association In a delegalo
body composed of "flag committees" of
thirteen members each from fifty-seven
veteran, military, patriotic and blstorlo
societies of tho country. Its object Is to
prevent the desecration of tho flag nnd to
promote popular reverenco for tho emblem
of tho nation. The president's annual ad
dress showed that through tho efforts of
tho association legislation for tho protec
tion of the flag from desecration had been
obtained In nineteen states. A resolution
was adopted urging all patriotic organ
izations asking for national legislation for
tho protection of tho flag not to press their
pnrtlculur views as to tho forrVi of tho law
to bo sought, but to seek to harmonize
their views in ono act which shall recelvo
tho support of all. The officers of the as
sociation were re-elected.
MRS. M'KINLEY OUT OF DANGER
I'll) kIHiiiih Decide to lnuo o Mom
II ii 1 1 -1 1 ii m UnlrRN Held ine
WASHINGTON, Juno 14. Mrs. McKln
ley's physicians held their usual consulta
tion this forenoon and decided to dis
continue tho issuance of bulletins. It ia
said tha' her condition continues to Im
prove tbuvly nnd tho doctors consider It
useless 'o glvo out a bulletin each day
under the fnvorablo progress sho Is
making. Should her condition grow
worse th bulletins will be resumed.
Dr. Rlxey, on leaving tho White 'House
at 10:30 o'clock, said Mrs M Klnley was
doing veiy well and maintaining the normal
Improvoncnt. Mrs. McKlnley reclined on
a rolling chair In her room during the day.
WAS BUDDHIST, NOW MORMON
on of Ceylon .Merehiun Will Curry
.loeiili .SiiiUIi'n Triii-HliiK to
IIU Mitlw Isle
CHICAGO, Juno 14. A stiillent at the
Unlvcrs ty of Chicago, R. S.
of a weulthy merchant of Colombia, Ceylon
annoimied today that ho hsul become a
Mnltn who Is reputed to b't ,i descend
nnt of i one-time reigning family of tho
Island, Has originally n RuddhVt. jo j,.,.,
Joined 'ho so-called Iowa Mejrmons, fol
lowers If Joseph Smith, whoj repudiated
polygnrr.f Nyaka will leave thi university
nt the hd of next year and" whin' Jio re
turns ttlccylnn ho will pyganlzo 11 ''Hanch
of the jMormon church among 'l8 -jwn
people. . W
MAY LOOPT AUSTRALIA!
CiiIihii tTnnilJtilloiiil Coiiiei!'.1""
poim i ' in 1 1 1 i o in iirnvl '
' i nil i.riiv,
HAVAVA. p'no H Scnors Brav
AlemanJBeuieourt and Zayas hj
appninu nyi"" t; nsiuutionai ci
a conimltee'o draw up the olect
It Is ptfbale that the Australia)
will be llriea,
TRANSPORT TCRNS TURTLE
Iigalli Upsets in Drj Deck and Oruihti
Lifo Out of Warkmii.
SENATOR DIETRICH'S TRIP IS POSTPONED
(io eminent Vrcl on Wlilcii They
Were to Mull Men t piet at
till lliiMoui of Krle
NEW YORK, Juno 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Dietrich and Representa
tive Mercer will not sail on tho Ingalls for
Manila, for the big transport turned turtle
this afternoon, crushing tho llfo out of
two workmen and injuring acvernl score.
Tho transport wns being finished for Its
trip In the Erie basin. It wns on dry
dock. Workmen wero on It nnd under it,
working like ants. The shoring on tho
j port side suddenly gnvo wny. The boat
enrcened over nnd dry dock nnd boat were
When the Ingalls begnn to totter the
workmen underneath fled for their Hvcb.
Many escaped, but when the big hull finally
settled It whs found thnt a large number
had been crushed or maimed, and were
lying helpless nt tho bottom of the dock.
Koveral were held pinned fast beneath the
vessel and the side of the dock. On deck
there wns a wild panic as men and women
felt the transport careening, and a rush
was made to hold to anything that wni
made fast. As It was, several men were
hurled with great forco ngalnst the vessel's
rail, receiving severe Injuries. So far as
Is known, none of the women were seri
ously Injured. They wero visitors from
Hurry Cnll for Vialinlaiiee.
The noise caused by the fall nf tho vessel
nlarmed every workman In the neighbor
hood and a hurry cnll was sent for nmbu
lances and the police. Besides tho nmbu
Inncn surgeons twenty-five outside physi
cians aided In caring for the Injured. It
may bo that the loss of life may be larger,
for no search in the hold Is possible to
night. There were 240 carpenters, machinists nnd
ether laborers nt work on the vrssel and
dock at the time. It Is supposed that tho
vessel was thrown from an even keel hy
ballast Improperly placed, or by the shift
ing of tho blocks on which It rested, caus
ing It to list, driving the shorting beams
through tho rotten walls of the old floating
dry dock In which It was cradled.
Among the machinists nnd other workmen
who crowded tho vessel and dock, pre
paring her for a voyage to Manila, thero
were supposed to havo been thirty Italian
Inborers In tho hold of the ship, employed
In shifting her ballast. Whllo tho work
men wcro trying to escape tho dock Itself,
overbalanced by tho weight of the ship,
turned on Its side nnd sank In fifty feet cf
water. A number of tho men were homo
down Into tho water and Jammed under and
beneath tho wreckngo which rose to the
surface. How many wero caught could not
bo learned tonight.
One of Hip IIpiiiI Identified.
Martin Anderson, a painter, was caught
under tho descending side of tho ship and
killed outright. 'Oth"rs were dragged out
of thn water badly Injured or half drowned
and hurried to tho hcspltnls.
Added to the horrors of tonight was tho
uncertainty of the fate of the men In tho
vessel'H hold. Some managed to get to tha
dock and leaped Into tho water as tho ves
vcl was sinking, but It Is feared that tho
majority wero less fortunate.
The Ingalls went Into tho dry dry dock
nt 11:30 this morning and $80,000 was to
havo been expended on her repairs. The
lock In which sho was placed was n very
old one, having been constructed over fifty
years ago. An effort was mado to close tho
gate nt tho time of the accident, but it wns
unsuccessful. No onn could bo found to
night who could give nny estimate of tho
amount of damage the disaster had entailed.
Tho transport was formerly tho Clear
water. She was owned by tho Louisiana
Lottery company, which, after its expulsion
from -New Orleans, used her to carry Its
stockholders to Its new home In British
Honduras and to speed back with tho news
of tho drawings.
Tho boat was purchased by tho govern
mfnt during the Spanish-American conflict.
General Alger had the vessel refitted In
luxurious stylo In Brooklyn for the purposo
of a Journoy around Cuba and Porto Rico.
Sho was being fitted up even more luxuri
ously for tho trip to Manila.
DESCRIBED BY EYE WITNESSES
Second (llllrer Grny of '((ui'liec Mno
Meniner Tolli of the
NEW YORK. Juno 15. A vivid descrip
tion of thu accident was given by Second
Ofllcer Gray of the Quebec, lino steamer
Medlann. lying In the next dry dock to tho
west of tho Ingalls. Ho saw tho collapso
from the deck of his own vessel.
"I was at the starboard sldo of our ship,"
he said, "when I heard a chorus of shouts
from tho dry dock In which tho Ingalls
was lying, and I ran across. Tho trans
port had n heavy list to starboard and was
rapidly Increasing it. Tho big stringers
which extended from the sldo of tho deck
to tho sldo of the vessel wcro buckling, and
suddenly ono of them broko and shot up
Into thu air.
Sua i One After Another.
"Then crack, crack, crack, ono after tho
other, tho props along Its side snapped
down and It roso up at tho bow and settled
astern n trlflo as It came down on Its sldo.
Tho props which did not break wore driven
through the sides of tho dock.
"Men were Uamberlng nil over the ship
nnd tho air wns full of groans, cries nnd
screams. As tho ship turned tho gates of
tho dry dock flew open and tho water enmo
In with a rush. I could see tho men
c'lmblng up tho sloping deck of tho trans
port and trying to mako the port rail.
Many of them Jumped from tho deck and
tho dock Into the wnter. Tho'mcn who wero
working on tho staging on the port aldo
were raised up by the vessel as she went
over. Just beforo tho end I saw some men
rush up tho compnnlonway to the dock.
Wilier HiiHlim Into llni-k,
"Tht water rushing Into the dock seemed
to right tho Ingalls for a second und then
tho dock went over and sank with a roar
of water. As it went down with the ves
sel Insldo many men Jumped Into tho water.
Tho slip was soon full of thm. Tho blocks
I beams roso to tho surface and many of
men wcro wounded by being Jammed
betweeli ftnallni? limhnrn
I It was suen that, ns tho vessel went over.
her smokestack tore down through tho sldo
of the dock, v Her sldo crushed tho pump
mnchlnery so that It was Impossible to
work It. and JiAmmed the gate so hard as
to render frultfi.sH tho desperate efforts
mado by snrao m,n to close It In thn face
of tho Incoming vyntcr, Thn mechanlclsni
was destroyed Rnd , tho mon, after their
attempt to shut the cnl.. h,1 in hont a
J busty retreat, '.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast fnr Nebraskn - Shower Saturday,
with Cooler In Eastern Portions, Sunday
Hearing with Warmer in Western Por
tions; High North to Northwest Winds.
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SUFFERS DEATH IN MEXICO
Texan Itnlder Who I'nrtlolpiitril In
II r ii t ii I (.rime l Tied and
CHICAGO, Juno 14. A special to the
Chronicle from El Pnso, Tex., snye:
Samuel Baca, nn American citizen, has
Just been shot by the military authorities
of Chihuahua. Mexico. He was extradited
last April for leading a gang of raiders
Into Mexico, where they committed ono of
tho most brutal crimes known In the annals
of tho border. They tortured a Mexican
merchant and compelled him to reveal t..
hiding plnce of his money. Tho senred
his flesh with hot Irons nnd mutilated him.
There wcro six men In the band and nfter
finishing with tho man they treated his
pretty young wifo in a horrible manner.
Bara wns enptured In Tcxns nnd sur
rendered by the Stnte department to
Mexico. He wns tried nt Chlhunhua, found
guilty nnd sentenced to be shot. Last
Monday morning nf daybreak he was led
from his cell to tho patio in tho Interior
of tho prison. A squad of ten picked men
under command of a lieutenant had already
been drawn up in line. At the command
of the lieutenant the ten fired ns one nnd
thn body of Baca, the Texan, toppled over
nnd lay upon tho ground riddled with
LULING. Tex.. June II. Deputy Sheriff
J. C. Duke has received a telephone mes
sage from the Schnabel ranch, seven miles
southenst of here, to the effect that It. M.
Olnvor. sheriff of Gonznles county, was
killed and Henry Schnnlvel was badly
wounded by two Mexicans. Details of tho
tmgedy aro not obtnlnablo tonight. Tho
ST. PAUL IS STORM SWEPT
Woodmen Drill nt Cnnip Nnrtlicnll In
Mopped liy tile Set ere Wind
II lid llitlu.
ST. PAUL, Juno 11. A terrific wind nnd
rain storm swept across this city nnd vi
cinity this nftornoon. Storo fronts wero
blown In, streets were flooded, mnny side
walks being cnrrled Bway, und for name
tlmo business was gurunmlly suspended.
Several electric feed wircH burned out,
blocking street car trafllc. Lightning Hot
fire to tho residence of Chris Johnson, In
McBcal street, destroying it. Several other
dwellings wero struck. Tho storm played
havoc at Camp Nnrthcott, stopping nil drill
ing by tho Woodmen teams. TcntH were
flooded nnd mnny blown down. One tent
In which were twenty women went down
with a crash, nnd the much-soaked party
waa rescued by a contingent of Kansas aud
Missouri men, (orttinntoly none wns
Bcvcrsly InjLc. sTf-yihlng about the
camp was thoroughly soaked.
In Mlnniapolls the Horm broke n llttlo
earlier In the afternoon and did much dam
ago, tho first Congregational church being
damaged $1,000 by lightning.
CHICAGO, June 14. Although the tcm-poi-aturo
was milder today, thero were threo
(Icathrt attributed to iho heat of the last
three days. Dead'
FRANK BLAKLEY. recently from Peru.
JOHN LANG, laborer.
CARL RIESE, laborer.
IN CHARGE OF THE STRIKE
V. .1. I onian of SIiiii City Mnkrn IIU
llrndiiinr(rr nt In.
el mint I.
CINCINNATI. Juno 14. P. J. Conlon of
Sioux City. Io.. tlrst vice president of the
International MachlnlHtB, arrived hero today
to tnko chnrgo of the machinists' strike
Mr. Conlon has Just returned from the In
ternational convention of machinists at
Toronto. At Toronto, ho said, 3,400 union
machinists have secured tho nine-hour dHy
with ten hours' pay since Mny, leaving 17.
000 men still on strike, which Includes 2.500
In Cincinnati. Mr. Condon addressed a
large mass meeting at Workmen's hall to
night. ANN ARBOR. Mich., June II. Tho ranks
of trlklng machinists In Detroit and Chi
cago will bo partially filled by mechanical
engineering students of tho University ot
.Michigan, a number of whom havo signified
their Intention of putting In tho summer In
this way. Two Juniors huvo already gone
Into tho employ nf the Olds motor works of
Detroit, nnd three other undergraduates
have signified their Intention of so doing.
TO STORE OMAHA PRODUCTS
Sultl to llnlld nn Intniriine Cold Star
Hltc Plant In (he OutNklrt
DETROIT, June 14. Tho Tribune tomor
row will say; The 8wlfts of Omaha, Neb.,
through Edward O. nice of this city, havo
purchased a large tract of land outside the
westorn limits of Detroit on tho river front
and will erect thereon ono of tho largest
cold storage plants In tho country. It will
be used as u middle west storehouse fur the
products of tho Omaha packing houses and
It Is said n salt plant will bo operated In
connection with It, mnklng tho company In
dependent of the salt trust.
CONGER IS IN WASHINGTON
Will Confer ultli I'rrHldent nnd Sei:
relnry liny Before Itrt iirnliiK
WASHINGTON, June 14. Hon. Edwin H.
Conger, United States minister to China,
Is in Washington for tho purposo of calling
on tho president and Secretury Hoy pre
paratory to his return to Pokln. He ex
pects to seo both these officials tomorrow.
Mr. Conger has been kept fully advised
by tho Stuto department of Chtneso affairs
slnco his departure from China, but de
sires a personal Interview with the prcsl
dent and Secretary Hay beforo resuming
his duties In Pokln.
SISTER'S GOLDEN JUBILEE
Mnry Gertrude Oleliriiten ICiiteilnu;
the Sluterhond of Clmrlty Half
n Century ,ko,
DUBUQUE, In.. Juno' 14. -(Special Tele
gram.) Sister Mary Gertrude, Sisters of
Charity. B. 11. M., Is today celebrating her
golden Jublloo nt the mother superior's
house here. Her unmo was Anna Hnrron,
daughter of Thomas Herron, a pioneer set
tler of the northwest, and sho entered th
sisterhood In 1851, at the age of 15, She
was superioress at Davenport for many
SINKS L COLLISION
Firryboat Nortbfield Gets Down nith Hun
dreds tf Faiiengen.
LOSS OF LIFE IMPOSSIBLE TO ESTIMATE
Jernj Ceatral Exprtua Eaat Mauch Chunk
Dct tha Wuchiif.
CRASHES HEAD-ON INTO STATEN ISLANDER
Watir Iaitantly Fill.d with Etrulins
Men and Women.
WALL STREET BANKERS AND LABORERS
Tiililio .In Hurry lii the Hi'mmic, hut
1'nl Tide In KliMtliiK uud Mulu
MiiiIn Dunn t pon a .secnu
of .Mud Despair.
NEW YORK, Jims 11. (Special Tele
gram.) -Ono of tho most frightful forry
collisions lu the history of this city took
place, at i5 o'clock this evening Just off
tho foot of Whitehall street. Tho North
field of the Stnten Island ferry uiowded
to tho guards, was run Into and sunk In
nine mluutes by tho Jersey 'Cent nil rail
road uxpress boat Mnuch Chunk. A scoro
or more of passengers aro dead, but thu
total drowned may not bo discovered for
Within threo minutes nfter tho collision
tho water was tilled with trantlc men nml
women, screaming for help and struggling
to keep abovo the surface. Beforo thu
Northfleld had gono more than 200 feet
from Its slip it becamo nppnrent that a
collision wns Inevitable.
Tho enptnins of both vessels rang furi
ously to their engineers to stop nnd back,
full speed astern, nnd both boats whistled
loudly. Then the crash camo. A startllnt;
cry of fear ns If from ono volco was heard,
then tho shrieks nnd shouts of the hun
dreds packed on tho Stnton Island ferry.
Scores of women fainted. Others leuped
madly Into tho wnter. Tho boats after nn
Instant's pauso succeeding tho ramming
sepatntcd. Through n great ragged holo
torn In tho fctryboafs sldo water streamed
In a torrent. Many of the women woro
hysterlcnl and with whitened fuccs ami
tenrs running down their checks they
clutched nt tho lifo Havers, which wcro
tightly secured In a network of wires.
.Men All lroe TheuiMeU e llrrun,
With but few exceptions every man nbonrd
hohavrd like n hero. All know tho North
field wns mortally hurt. It was rolling
heavily and sinking rapidly. But theso
nun, somo laborers going from their work,
others bankers from Wall street returning
to their ccuntiy houses on tho Island,
thought first of thn women nnd children.
Scores of tho men seized llttlo ones In their
nrms or took charge ot the two or three
women nearest them and encouraged them
and cheered them with nssurnncej ot surety.
Mnny of the women refused to bo quieted,
seized life preservers nnd Jumped.
Tugo nnd craft of every sort, hearing tho
dying siren of tho stricken boat, steamed
full speed toward her from tho bay and
from North nnd East rivers. The North
field was Just floating, a crippled hulk, ns
tha first tug boat reached It. In scores nf
cases women climbed over tho rail on tho
saloon deck and held tholr hands beseech
ingly to tho tugboats, nlmnst letting go
their hold beforo tho bonts wero within 10')
Illnek nlth SlriiKKlluir lliiinnnlly.
As fast iih tho pug noso of a tughont
humped against tho sldo of tho Northfleld
it wns black with btruggllng men ami
women, grasping In terror nt anything thnt
promised a hand-hold to safety. In tho
front part of tho Northfleld n dozen men
passed women nnd children to tho nearest
tugs, picking them off tho sldo gunrds,
whero they clung In wnter to their kneea
and half unconscious with terror.
A hundred or more passcngorn had rushed
to tho hurricane deck. The Northfl"ld
slowly sank nnd nt 0:09 wbb resting on tho
bottom. Its hurricane dock wna Just visi
ble. Tho peoplo on, this deck wero rescued
quickly. As the boat snnk tho wnter
nrouud It wns black with struggling peo
ple. Women were buoyed up by their
clothing, The tugs nnd other boats gradu
ally rescued them, but there becmed to bo
no ono with sufllclent presence of mind
tn throw ropes' ends overboard, so that
tho frantic peoplo In tho water could havn
something with which to hold thomsolvcH
up until they wero taken on board. Ambu
lances from all thn hospitals In thn lower
part nf tho city and tho pollen reserves
wero soon nt the scene. Tonight search
Is being made fnr bodies.
NEW 'VORK. Junn 15. 12:30 n. m. No
bodies have yet been recovered from tho
Northfleld. Tho lnsa of llfo can only bo
estimated by reports to the pollen from eyn
witnesses. Thero was a full llde flowing
and there Is little hope of recovering any
CRASH, SHRIEKS AND PANIC
Wildest nf Kielteincnt AniniiR I'ni
ReliRern Make It liiipol!ilc to
Determine l.iisn nf Life.
NEW YORK, Juno II. Tho Northfleld
was a wooden sldo-whcolor und had been
In tho Hcrvlco of tho Stateu Island Rail
way company for tho Inst thirty yours.
The Mauch Chunk Is n steel hulled pro
peller, used us a ferryboat by tho Central
Railroad company of New Jersey. Tho col
lision occurred Just nlf tho Stnten Island
ferry slip nt tho foot of Whitehall street
and tho Northfleld, which waB crowded
with passengers, sank at tho outer end of
tho Spanish line plor In tho East river.
Tho Mauch Chunk, which was badly dam
aged, landul Its passengerH. Over 100 pas
sengers on thu sunken Notthllcld worn
dragged out by tho peoplo on shorn and
by tho crows of tho fleet of river tURS
which promptly responded to tho ferry
boat's call for help. A few of the Nortli
llcld's passengerH woro hurt, and tho po
lice believe that lives were lost.
Captain Danlol Gully of tho tug Mu
tual, who saw tho ferryboats crush to
gether, Bays that Immediately aftor tho
collision twonty-flvo or thirty of tho pas
senKers leaped Into tho water nnd that
many of those perished. Cnptaln Gully
bays ho Is sura thnt over n scoro of tho
Northflcld's passengers wcro drowned. Tho
captains of tho tugboatH thnt worn early
on tha scena nro Inclined to think tho dis
aster was not ho serious ns to lots nf life.
Thus fnr no bndlos hnvn been recovered,
IXIinnles of I'll la 1 1 1 1 ea Vary.
Tho dlfforencn for such n variance In
opinion resulted from thn wild excitement
on tho Northfl"ld. The tug Mutual saved
Hcvenly-flvo persons from the Northfleld
and tho tugs Lulty and Arrow saved loO
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