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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1902.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
OVER ACRES OF CORN
xcnnioniiU Lost Upon DevMtatiig Scene
RIVER TEN MILES WIDE NEAR QUINCY
Bush of Water jOontinoel and Mighty
' Stream Keep Hieing.
LEVEES CRUMBLE BEFORE THE CURRENT
farmers Flea to High Ground and View
Deitruotion of Property.
ESTIMATED DAMAGE SIX MILLION DOLLARS
even Hundred Square Miles I'ndcr
Wrttr and Rise Coutlnwee
the Worst U Yet to
KEOKUK, la.. July 20. Exploration of
the Hooded districts of the Mississippi river
from Keokuk aouth shows conditions be
yond the appreciation of any but people
of long experience with the Father of
Waters In tta most destructive mood.
The situation Is growing worse and a
great conflagration In a great city would
not be more rapidly destructive of values
than the antithesis of a hundred wiles
below Keokuk. There Is not the slightest
chance of stopping this dozen times most
costly flood in the great river above St.
Louts. The correspondent of the Asso
rted Press went all over the worst dam
aged area today In the steamer Silver Cres
cent and found everywhere the greatest
rrop ever known unden water deep enough
to float a atearaboat.
People at the river cities give an im
mense amount of Information, all to be
generalized In millions of dollars loss, hun
dreds of farmers, prosperous ten days ago
are penniless and homeless, hundreds
watching and praying that the great levees
may hold, which are their bulwark against
millions of loss, and many caaes of penury.
The extent of territory covered arid gen
erallzattone of the statements of thousands
of people Indicate that the loss up to today
Is six millions of dollars, with every pros
pect of two or three millions additional by
ths rise above not yet reaching th lower
atretches of the river. Most of this loss
Is on the Missouri side of the river between
Keokuk and Hannlbsl.
Passing the water-lapped lumber yarda
Of Keokuk the mouth of the Des Molncs
river la aeon to be nearly two miles wide.
Normally there are two mouths and an Is
land delta, covered with farms, which are
'tinder raging torrents. Alexandria was
protected to the last by the Egyptian
levee, the breaking of which would send four
feet of water all over the town. Gregory
Is submerged except the White church, in
which services were held today, the pray
ing congregation from the country reaching
the house of Ood by the railroad track,
which Is still above the flood In a waste
Of watera mllea wldo. Other towns and
.ma nn tti islands see havond the danger
line. Immense fields are asen In a great
lake with thi-shora llns barely itlslbl with,
a glass, where the high bluffs bound the
bottoms. , "
Island At Cone.
Islands dotting the river at lta normal
Btage have 'disappeared except for the tops
of trees or fringe of high shore willows
protruding like a circular coral reef. Oc
casionally a house on piles is seen, but
generally only roofs protrude to mark .the
center of farms of corn. On the edge' of
the flood corn gradually rises on a elope,
tassels, ears, stalka appearing In order.
In a tew of the half-submerged fields Is
shocked wheat in the background, the rem
nant a of many more washed to the Gulf
In the middle of the present river the
tracks of the St. Louis, Keokuk A North
ern railroad, normally the Missouri shore,
are only a few Inches above the water,
and under It some stretches. Shore lights
are standing in the midst of waters whers
ateamboats can run over them. The river
la' five to ten mllea wide and seventy miles
long and another great lake Is added to
. This tract was practically covered with
corn a fortnight ago. estimated to make
aeventy-flve to 100 bushels to the acre.
Previous estimates of the loss have greatly
Increased by the prospective yield being
found much greater than ever before, re
ports telling of many fsrma that were
good for 100 bushels to the acre before the
flood. The loss is total. The experience
la that If water stays forty-eight hours
ven tour Inches under the surface it kills
corn and every , stalk perishes from rotting
roots. ' ' . I
Blver Still Rising.
The height of the flood la Indicated by
an incident at La Grange. The steamboat
warehouse was well back from the river
bank and Bits high. A gale and the cur
rent causedlhe pilot to make an Imperfect
landing and the cornice of the root of the
Warehouse was torn off by the forward
goards of Sliver Crescent.
The river Is rising (11 the time, tlx
Inches during the day In the Immense ana
of TOO square miles and the worst to come
by the extension of the flooded area by
the water passlcg levees it 1s now topping.
The chief flood thus fr Is on the Missouri
aide from Keokuk to Louisiana, with Can
ton and Weat Qulncy as centers of the
country hurt worst. On the Illinois side
are the three continuous levees for forty
ml'es, from Warsaw to Qulncy, above ths
water and are thus fsr safe, but farmers
Vare afraid of orevssses from muskrat bolts
and every rod of the redoubt Is watched
day and nlgtt. The breaking of these levees
'.would flood 175 squars miles in Illinois
and destroy from $3,000,000 to 13,000,000
worth, of corn. The levees below Qulncy
are In ths same sltustlon except that they
are lower and leas Arm.
Opposite Qulncy In Missouri is still an
other center of special dcvsstatlon, which
Is, appalling. North twelve miles to La-
Qrange and south to Holton, large prairies
are well uuder water, reaching from the
Illlnola bluffs to the Missouri bluffs, at
least ten miles. Levels hastily thrown
x around farms hsvs dlasppeared In a strong
current rushing from above through the
draw of the Burlington route bridge, carry
ing everything before It. Lone Tree Prairie,
tea miles square, Is deserted, the people
having flown to Qulncy and the bluffs on
the Missouri aids, from which they watch
the complete destruction.
Fablua river, fifteen miles above Hanni
bal. Is high and furnishing a rout for
the Mississippi to flank and reverse ths
levee aa the Fox river does forty miles
up the Mississippi. This flanking move
ment snake evsa the highest Missouri
levees ineffective. Around Lamotte, Sav.
rton, Buach atatlon. Clemsna, Ashburn,
north of Haoalbal, there Is more wheat
thaa at ether placea and ali In ths shock
.Continued en Second Page.)
PALMA "JAS "GREAT HOPES
-,. . will Emerge Vie-
torlo ".. h Present
HAVANA, July 20. lw "upsnola
quotes President Pslma a In an
Interview that he has great . .es that
the country will emerge victoriously from
the present crisis. President Pslma ssld:
If Amerlcnn syndicates have bought all
our cigar factories snd consldersble land
besides a number ot sugsr estates. It is
because they have faith In the economic
future of Cuba. Moreover, Benor Terry,
who le a planter, asserts that price of 1
reals per twenty-five pounds of suptar of
fers a profit, which though not very
great, makes It worth while for those to
cultivate sugsr who can avail themselves
of the best methods. Furthermore we
of the bent methods. Furthermore we are
approaching a day when sugar bounties
will be suppressed and when Cubnn sugar
will be able to compete with the European
product and there are besides favorable
symptoms! of reciprocity with the United
States. With these reasons as a basis
we may hone that the economic future
of Cuba will soon Improve. When once
the economic problem Is solved the po
litical situation will not present difficulties.
The Inexperience regarding official organ
Isms la compensated for by the good senfS
o' the people. Annexation , Is not the way
to savs Cuba as It will not come when
the present population of Cuoa would bene
fit by it. but when the Americans choose
that Is, when the Influence exercised
by the Latin element In Cuba shall have
SULTAN BECOMES FRIENDLY
Leader of Mindanao Forces Now Says
that He Has No Dealr to
MANILA, July 20. The aultan of Baco
lod, Mlndsnao, who recently sent an Insult
ingly worded communication to the 'com
mander of the American expedition to
Lake Lanao, in which he threatened to
begin offensive operations in August, has
now written a friendly letter to the com
mander ot the American forces. In which
he dlssvows all desire to tight and says
be will confer with the Americans In ths
The general Moro situation is regarded
Two natives implicated in the massacre
of American soldiers at Blnangan, Rlzal
province. Island ot Luzon, on Decoration
day, have been arrested on a charge of
murdor. Their identification Is complete.
The cholera Is decreasing in Manila and
the provinces and the health board has do
elded to relsx the quarantine regulations
which have been enforced between cities
and provinces. This step has been decided
upon because of the failure ot the natives
to co-operate in the measure and the
general native opposition to sanitary plans.
COMMENTS ON NEGOTIATIONS
Paris Paper Says Vatican's Reply to
Taft'a Last Note Is Tantamount
to a. Rejection.
PARIS, July 20. The Temp.- comment
ing upon the negotiations between William
H. Taft, governor of the Philippine islands,
and the Vatican, says:
Notwithstanding the courteous language
used by both Hides the Vatican's reply to
Governor Taft's last note Is tantamount
to a rejection of the American offer, which
amounted to nothing mors or less than
the conclusion of an" Indirect concordat
with the United States. The signature of
such a convention would have given the
apostolic delegate In Waahlngton a sort
of dlDlomatlc exeouateur nermlttlnK him to
confer directly with Prealdent Koosevelt
or the government without the Interme
diary of an American cltlsen such as Arch
bishop Ireland. The Vatican in refusing
to lend a hand In the gradual expulsion of
the congregations from the Philippines has
at the same time stinen tne germ or an
American concordat which would be a
triumph for the policy the pope has
seemed so ardently to pursue since his
WITHOUT VIOLATING TREATY
Rom Correspondent Holds United
States Caa Empell Friars with Doe
Regard for Treaty of Parle.
LONDON, July 20. The Rome corre
spondent of the London Post, detailing the
negotiations between Judge Taft and the
Vatican contends that the American au
thorities can unquestionably expel the
friars from the Philippines without violat
ing the treaty of Paris. What the Vati
can gained by Its obstinacy, says the cor
respondent, is not clesr, but it certainly
will have lost- about 1,000,000.
A dispatch to Reuter's Telegram com
pany from Rome says the pope granted an
audience Sunday to Judge William H. Taft,
governor of the Philippine Islands, and his
assistants in the negotiations with the vat
lean regarding religious conditions in the
KING DOING SPLENDIDLY
Edward Attends Divine Service and
Contlnned Improvement Bar-
COWES. Isle of Wight, July 20. King
Edward today attended divine aervlces,
which were conducted by Commodore Ls jb
ton, the commander ot ths Victoria and
Albert. Queen Alexandra and the other
members of the royal family aboard the
yacht were present. A cold northwest
wind necessitsted the Inclosing of the
sides and stern ot the deck, where the king
Hla majesty now rises at o'clock In ths
morning and takes his breakfast a halt
hour later, afttr which he ls visited by
his physlclcans. The king's progress con
tinues to surprise his doctors.
QUEEN IS SOURED ON WORLD
Her Majesty of Belgian Say She Haa
bat Her Dog and ls Already
' BRUSSELS, July 20. La Reform publishes
an extraordinary alleged Interview with the
quen of the Belgians (Marie Henrlette) In
which her majesty ls quoted as saying that
the papers have made her out to be dying
too quickly, and then bitterly lamented her
utter loneliness. According to La Reform,
Queen Marie Henrlette aald: "I am thor
oughly soured. In times past I was so gay,
and in now ill from looellnes. I have
only my dog to smuse m and am already
SHORT BATTLE IN TURKEY
According to London Report Twenty
FIT Were Killed In
LONDON, July 21. The Constantinople
correspondent ot the Dstly Telegraph re
ports thsa an sngsgement kss taken plaes
at Strumitis, European Turkey, between
a force of 300 Bulgarian troops and a body
ot Turkish Irregulars. Twenty-Pv Turks,
the correspondent says, war killed la the
NO KILL AND BURN ORDER
Colonel Groeabeck Discusies Noted Case of
BELIEVES IN PRACTICE OF WATER CURE
Say that It I the Moat Hu
mane Method of Obtaining In
formation Knowa to
SAN FRANCISCO, July 20. Colonel Ste
phen Groesbeck, formerly judge advocate of
the Division of the Philippines, haa arrived
here from Manila en route to Chicago, where
be will take station as judgs advocate ot the
Department of the Lake. Colonel Groes
beck waa chief reviewing authority In the
trial ot Major Waller and General Jacob
H. Smith, both of whom were court-martialed
for methoda used In the Samar cam
paign. Discussing the Waller trial. Colonel
Groeabeck characterized Major Waller as a
tactician, not a leader. In reviewing the
case he said:
Only Qoallfled Approval.
"I could only give a qualified approval
of the findings of the court because I be
lieved him responsible largely for the condi
tions that caused his men to commit the
offenses chsrged. An attempt was made to
lead a detachment of bis command, con
sisting of four officers, fifty-four enlisted
men snd thirty-three 'cargadoros' from
east town across the Island of Bamar in
search of the enemy, and when about mid
way of his course he found himself In the
heart of an uninhabited, mountainous sec
tion, without ration and without medical
attendance. The march had been begun
without proper provision being made. The
en's shoes had worn away, their cloth
ing hung In tatters, many were stricken with
fever, their feet bruised, and bleeding, their
bodies lacerated by thorns and. added to
th s wretchedness, the leeches which abound
attacked and greatly aggravated their ex
posed wounds. To the cry for food the
'cargadoros,' It Is alleged, did not efficiently
respond and the suspicion arose In ths
minds of the starving men that the 'carga
doros' were conniving at their destruction.
For this they were placed under fire, and
all of those from whom a cry ot retalia
tion came were executed."
Talk of Famous Order.
Referring to the famous "kill and burn"
order alleged to have been Issued by Gen
eral Smith, Colonel Groeabeck said:
"No such order was ever issued by Smith,
but he ls an Impetuous and erratic man,
and, when going over the ground at Balan
glga, after the massacre of an entire com
pany ot the Ninth infantry, ho remarked to
Waller that they would be justified In kill
ing and burning aa they went."
He did not think that Waller or any of
the officers of his command should be held
accountable for the live destroyed, but he
believed that had mere careful provision
been made when the fatal march was begun
It would not have ended with such destrc
tive results. He spoke of General Smith as
a fine officer .and expressed regret at the
humiliation attached to th recent i orders
for hla retirement. . - . - t
. Colonel Groesbeck believes In the water
cure and said that in all the complaints
caused by this method of forcing the in
surgents to give information as to where
arm were hidden, etc, It had been abused
only by young officers over sealous and in
experienced In their work. I believe," said
he, "the water cure as practiced by the
American army in the Philippine to be the
most humane method of obtaining informa
tion from criminals of war that ls known
to modern warfare."
On the Philippine question In general.
Colonel Groesbeck said:
"We are there to atay. The price that has
been paid for the Islands demands that we
hold them, but to civilize and establish a
government that can be ultimately given
Into the keeping of the native la a task
beyond the comprehension of those unac
quainted with the treachery that haa been
instilled into the people by their former
rulers. The uplifted bolo 1 the oniy law
that they have feared for ages and strenu
ous means must be adopted to eradicate
ALL 'QUIET AT LEAVENWORTH
Report that Man Who Wa Stabbed
May Recover Ha Soothing
Effect on Soldier.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. July 20. The In
clplent riot atarted late last night by sev
eral hundred soldiers from Fort Leaven
worth, who demolished the house of a ne
gro In the low quarter here following the
stabbing of Ell Loucks, a cavalryman, by
an Inmate of the place, ended quietly
shortly after midnight and today all was
quiet. A company of the Fourth cavalry
arrived at 1 a. m. and rounded up those
soldiers who hsd not voluntarily returned
to the post. Today Loncke was reported
to hsvs a chance of recovery. Groups ot
soldiers continue to discuss the trouble
and there were threats to finish up to
night the work of last night, but it Is be
Ueved no further trouble will occur unless
Loucks die. The general sentiment Is
with the soldiers and there Is mild tslk of
organizing a vigilance committee to drive
cut the tough chsractsrs and thugs unless
the police take decisive action In that di
DRIVEN INSANE. BY ILLNESS
Miner Shoot Relative and Then
Blow Ont Hla Own Brain
SEATTLE. Wash., July 20. Driven In
sane by illness, Samuel H. Lake, a miner,
ahot and killed his brother-in-law, DavK
Thomas, mortally wounded his sister, Mrs.
Mary J. Thomas, and then blew out his own
brains last night at the Fredonla lodging
houae. When Policeman Stuart arrived on
the scene he found th woman huddled in
a corner of a bedroom, hardly able to
speak, her husband lying on his facs cloae
to the bed and the body of the murderer
and suicide blocking the passageway lead
ing to the room.
FIND REMAINS OF FARMER
Body of Wealthy Mlasoarl Maa Who
Disappeared Week Ago
KING CITY, Mo., July 20. The remains
of William York, a wealthy farmer, who
disappeared laat Monday, were found to
day in a hog lot three mllea from here.
The skull and thigh bones were all that
remained. Mr. York was 36 years of sgo
and feebls. It ls supposed he wss stricken
with heart failure and while protuat was
attacked by bogs, '
PASSENGER TRAINS COLLIDE
One Maa Killed and Nineteen Others
ROCHESTER, N. T.. July 20. A fatal
head-on collision occurred between two ae
senaer trains on the Lehigh Valley rail
road, near Hope hospital, this city, this
evening, In which one person was killed and
nineteen others more or less seriously in
jured. Both train were running at a high
rat of speed when they came together. An
engine and one passenger coach of one of
the trains waa thrown down an embankment
and into the Erie canal feeder and was
completely wrecked; the other engine was
demolished and remained on the tracks.
The following Is the list of killed and In
PETER W. PUTNAM, aged , of Roch
ester, fireman westbound train; leavea a
widow and two children.
Injured At the Hanneman hospital:
Robert Mathews, Lima, N. Y., shoulder
Byron B. Vary, Lima, wrist badly cut with
Fred McVittte, Rochester, face cut badly
and seriously bruised.
Charles Hoffmann, Rochester, furrier, ra
dial artery of wrist cut and bruised; in
L A. Bause, 1207 Seventh street, Wash
ington, shoulder, arms and legs badly
bruised, severe cut on right elbow, Internal
injuries; will probably recover.
Charles R. Barnard, Rochester, bad cut
on forehead, seriously bruised, suffering
from shock; will recover unless Internal
Emma J. Bailey, Rochester, side seriously
bruised. Injured Internally. Buffering greatly
from shock; recovery doubtful.
Gladys Vogen, aged t, Rochester, scalp
wound and suffering from shock; will prob
ably recover, '
Mrs. Minns Tyler, . Rochester, shoulder
badly Injured, suffering from shock and in
ternal Injuries feared.
Sydney O. Tyler, husband of Mr. Tyler,
severely bruised; not dangerous.
Taken to homes:
Mrs. Honderf, Rochester, hurt about head
and left shoulder; not serious.
Mr. Zorn, Rochester, cot on face; not se
At Homeopathic hospital; .
Mr. Mercer, New York City, badly cut.
Mrs. Mercer, New York, cuts and bruises.
J. G, Longfellow. Rochester, badly
wrenched shoulder; hands and arms cut;
Mrs. J. O. Longfellow, ' Rochester, badly
Injured Internally, sever contusions; will
probably die. , v '
Charles Daniels, Rochester, engineer in
coming tralf jumped from engine, struck
on head, very bad acalp wound and i per
haps internally injured. 1
Charles Bchuette, Rochester, baggage-
master Incoming train, lajnred In back and
other bruises; jumped from door of car Into
the feeder as the crash cam and waa atruck
by falling wreckage. ' . -
Frank De La Vergne, Rochester, con
ductor, acalp wound; mind badly affected.
The incoming train, which !.. consisted of
a combination smoker and baggage car and
two day coaches, was due tp(. this city at
6:30 o'clock, but wa a i minutes late.
The outgoing traltu, eomtlifln- of a -combination
smoker and baggage car and one
day coach, left- promptly on time at :80
o'clock. The two trains came together
with terrtflo force on a atralght line of
track one-half mile south of Clarissa
street bridge, near Hope hospital. Just
before the crash came the crew of each
engine, with the exception of Fireman
Putnam of the Incoming train. Jumped
and escaped with slight injuries. Putnam
was caught In the wreckage of his engine
and horribly mangled, death resulting in
stantly. GARMENT WORKERS WALK OUT
Twenty-Five Hundred Strike and
Fifteen Thousand Other Will
NEW YORK, July 20. Twenty-five hun
dred outside garment workers went on
strike today, and It is predicted 15,000
more will follow. The unions affected are
tho Brotherhood of Tailors, the Vest
makers' union, the Knee Breeches Makers'
union, the Children's Jacket Makers'
union, the Sailor Jacket Makers' union and
the Buttonhole Makers' union.
The Brotherhood of Tailors demand of
the manufacturera a fifty-six hour work
ing week, the payment of last year's union
scale, a guarantee that the contractors of
middlemen will pay union wages and em
ploy union men, and also a gusrsntee that
in case a middleman defaults they will get
their wages. i"
Conferences between representatives of
the union and the employers were held last
week, but no settlement was reached. The
employers were willing to grant the fifty
six hour working ek, but were not will
lrg to take any pledges aa to the payment
of wages by ths contractors. The Brother-
hood ot Tailors and the unions that are on
strike belong to the Garment Workers'
Trsde council and the other unlona went
out In sympathy with the tailors.
The delegate of the Goldbeaters' union
to the Central Federated union reported
to that body today that a general strike of
gold beaters to enforce a demand for an
Increase of wages will go Into effect In
this and aeveral other cities tomorrow.
He said that the gold beaters Intended to
make the demand on September 1, but the
employers hearing of It, began to dlacharge
men arbitrarily, then it was decided to
strike at once. The gold betters, he said,
will demand 321 a week. At present the
rates are Irregular, ho ssld, and from $12
a week up.
WILL NOT RENEW STRIKE
At Special Meeting Freight Handlers
of Chicago Decide to Re
main at Work.
CHICAGO, July 20. There will not be a
renewal of the freight handlers' strlko In
Chicago. This decision was reached at a
epeclal meeting of the Freight Handlers'
union tonight railed by Prealdent Curran to
consider a report that four of the roada are
discriminating sgalnat the old employea who
went on a strike two weeks ago. After a
careful Investigation committees appointed
to investigate the supposed grievances re
ported all the roads, with the exception of
the Pan Handle, are living up to their agree
ments and thst in soms Instances the men
had been accorded better term than had
been demanded while they were on strike.
Whits the Pan Handle people have been
unable to place all the atrikers, It was re
ported that all the old men would be back
at work in the course of a few days or ss
socn as the cootrscts of the nonunion men
who hsd been engaged during the strike
should expire. This state of affairs met
with ths spproval of the union and It was
decided that there waa no cause for any
future controversy wlla the railroad.
N YL MACKAY IS DEAD
President of Postal Telegraph Company
Buocumbi t London Heme.
THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN IMPROVING
Waa Stricken with Heat Several
Day Ago, bnt Investigation
Show Symptom of
(Copyright 1902, by Press Tubllfhlng Co.)
LONDON, July 20. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) John W.
Mackay died thla afternoon at hla London
residence, Charlton House Terrace. The
Immediate cause of death was heart fail
ure. The right lung was found to be con
gested, and the symptoms Indicated pneu
monia. He was conscious most of the time
today. Mrs. Mackay Is prostrated with
grief. Mr. Mackay came to Europe for
his health and apparently had benefited
by the change, but the sudden hot wsvs
affected him Injuriously and while attend
ing to some business In the city last Tues
day he was taken with falntness and diz
ziness. A doctor was sent for Immediately
and advised that he bo taken home.
The unexpected news thst he wss seri
ously ill -wss a great shock to Mr. Mackay.
She instantly summoned fotr of the lead
ing specialist In London. On Wednesday
and Thursday the patient showed signs ot
holding his own, but on Friday he began
to grow worse and early this morning de
veloped symptoms of sinking, sgalnst which
all the resources of science proved power
less. H pe had been abandoned on Friday
and his son, Clarence Mackay, was cabled
for. He ls bow on the ocean. The last
sacrament, according to the Catholic rite,
was administered on Saturday. Mrs.
Mackay was most devoted In her attention
to her husband. She, her mother, Mrs.
Hungerford, and Countess Telfner, were
by his bedside when he peacefully and
painlessly breathed his last at :30 p. m.
Princess Colonna. Mrs. Mackay's daughter,
did not arrive until an hour later.
It was noticed by friends on the occasion
of Mr. Mackay'a great concert some days
ago that her husband looked 111 and
fatigued by the ordeal of assisting to re
ceive the guests. Princess Louise sat be
tween Mr. and Mrs. Macksy In the front
row that evening and entered Into an ant
mated conversstlon with blm. That was
the last entertainment he took part In.
No arrangements for the funersl have
been made yet, but It Is understood that
the body will be taken to the United States
Great sympathy ls felt for Mrs. Mackay
at this fresh affliction.
Canaea l"hock at 'Frisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 20. The news of
the death of John W. Mackay In London
caused quite a shock here, notwithstanding
the public was in a measure prepared for
Mr. Mackay was the last surviving mem
ber of the four bonanza kings. Flood,
O'Brien and Fair, the other three having
long since died. For the past eighteen
years Mr. Mackay had not been actively
Identified with the life ot thla city, but
had passed moat of hla time In the east,
making annual visits to the cOast to look
after his property Interests in this state
and Nevada. " ,
On the occasion of his last visit to this
city, early this summer, Mr. Mackay com
pleted arrangementa for a landing place
for the new Pacific cable, a project he
was much interested In. During a visit
in 1892 Mr. Mackay was shot and slightly
wounded by W. D. Rlppey, who hsd a
fancied grievance against htm, growing
from the atock banking days of the Corn
stock. Mr. Mackay came to California in 1861
via Panama. He at once entered a mine,
working with pick and shovel In the
placers of the American river and at Down-
ievllle. In 1859 be went to Virginia City,
Nev., and began mining on the Comatock
with varying success. His first real start
toward success was made when he became
superintendent of the Kentucky, mine in
Gold Hill. In 1863 Mackay formed a part
nership with Flood, O'Brien and Fair. In
1867 this famous quartet purchased the sit
of the Bonanza territory north of the Ophlr
mine on the celebrated Comstock ledge.
They began work on a slide abandoned by
Sharon and other large operators. The en
terprise was a fruitful source ot ridicule
In mining circles, nothing but financial dis
aster being freely predicted. Without losing
heart or patience the four men continued
expending half a million dollars in pros
pecting operations. The ledge waa struck
and over $110,000,000 were added to the
world'a stock of precious metals. No ac
curate estimate of Mr. Mackay's holdings In
this stats and Nevada can be made, but it
will run up Into the millions. He was the
ownor of valuable real estate In this city
and had interest in mines throughout the
stats and Nevada.
EXPOSITION BUILDING BURNS
Largest Stractare for Texas Stat
Fair at Dallas Goes l'p
DALLAS, Tex., July 20. Fire broke out
shortly after I o'clock this morning In the
exposition grounds, located In the suburbs
of East Dallas, and In thirty mlnutea the
main exposition building, one of the lar
gest buildings in the country, the mu
sic hall annex, the poultry building, the
private buildings of ths J. I. Caae Plow
company. Southern Rock Island Plow com
pany and that of the Farlln-Orendorff
company were deatroyed. The loas will
reach 1100,000, with Insurance of $30,000.
The fire will not Interfere with the hold
ing of the annual state fair.
Ths Dallas fire department la crippled
through the absence of Hs acting chief
and four firemen, who have gone to tho
Pasteur Institute In St. Louts to be treated
for supposed hydrophobia, caused by tlto
bite of a mad horse. -
FOR REFUSING TO WED HIM
Marshall, Missouri, Maa Kill Sweet
heart aad Then Commit
MARSHALL, Mo., July 20 George
Wiley shot and killed Miss Dovle Flynn,
step-daughter of Richard Dearklng, a Chi
cago Alton railroad employe, at ths tat
ter's home here at midnight last night and
then committed suicide. The woman, had
refuaed to marry him. Wiley had Inter
cepted Miss Flynn on her wsy horns from a
religious meeting and walked with her to
her home. Mrs. Dearklng had called to
ber to come Into the house and aa she wss
passing through ths door, Wiley shot Miss
Flynn from behind. She died within a frw
minutes wtihout making a statement. Later
Wiley's body wss found In the street in
front of the Dearklng home. He had f.hot
himself between the eyes and apparently
CONDITION 0FJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fslr and Warmer
Aionoay; luesuay t air.
GUARD FLEES FOR HIS LIFE
Miner Shoot Negro Workman Dur
ing Riot and I Forced to Take
Refuge In Woods.
FLORENCE, Colo., July 20. W. H. White,
a negro miner employed by the Coloradu
Fuel and Iron company In lta mines at
Chandler, wss fatally shot by Ed Bakewell,
a guard at the mine, during a riot late laat
eight. About midnight a mob of negroes
compelled Bakewell to flee tor his lite Into
the woods, where he was overtaken and
besieged. Yesterday was payday at tho
mines and following the usual custom tho
credit due at the company store was de
ducted. This Infuriated some ot the ne
groes, who became intoxicated, braudish
tng weapona and terrorizing the guards.
White and his companions came upen
Bakewell and another guard and White
threatened to shoot. Bakewell ordered
him to lower his gun and uoon his re
fusal shot him In the stomsch. Ths negroes
asserted that Bakewell had abot White
In the back and gathering a crowd chased
the guard out of town. Sheriff Simon of
Canon City arrived this morning and find
ing Bakewell besieged on a hill by th
negroes, hustled him Into a buggy and
drove him off. The blacks pursued them,
firing over 100 shots at ths officers, none
of which took effect.
The mines are hcsvlly guarded tonight,
but no further trouble la expected.
MUST ANSWER FOR MURDER
Man Who Broke Jail In 1S8 aad
Killed Sheriff Back Behind
CLAY CENTER, Kan., July 20. (Special
Telegram.) Sheriff Guthrie of Marshall
Telegram.) Sheriff Guthrie and a deputy
of Marshall county brought J. S; Dalton
In the Clay county jail for safe keeping
swatting hie trial at the October term of
the district court of Marshall county. Dal
ton, In company with Kl Royal and Tom
Taylor, are charged with committing bur
glary at Irving In 1898. They broke Jail
April 6, 1898, killing Deputy Sheriff Bas
lerson at the time. Dslton ls about 23
years old, and waa captured at San An
tonio, Tex., by Sheriff Guthrie. Royal and
Taylor are still at large. Sheriff Need of
this county will not allow the prisoner
any privileges while incarcerated here.
SERVICES AT A MONASTERY
Youthful Candidates for Priesthood
Take Vows and Listen to
GRANVILLE. Wis.,- July 10. At t
monastery of ths Servllle order hers today
an Interesting ceremony was witnessed by
the parents of a number of youthful can
didates for the priesthood.
Francis W. Munson and J. H. Gallagher
of Chicago, G. J. Miller, ThomasMayer
and Thomas Frits of Detroit, James Cam
erford of New York and Herman Keeter
mann of Granville having completed their
first year's novitiate, took their vows and
listened to admonitions from the master.
The provincial of the order In America,
Father Hugh Crevler, la at present In
Denver and waa not able to reach here to
take part In the ceremonies.
TRY TO ROB PLACER MINE
Robber Attempt to Force Entrnnce
Into Hayden-Lama Working
and Shoot Watchman.
.LEADVILLE, Colo., July 20. At day
light this morning thres robbers attempted
to force an entrance to the Hayden-Lama
gold placer workings near Leadvllle. The
watchman, Ora Iman, was shot through
the arm before he could fire. He then suc
ceeded in shootng one of the robbers, who
wss placed on a horse by his compsnlon
and carried away. Before Iman could Ore
the second time he was knocked senseless
by another robber who had entered the
window. The robbers secured no money.
Prospectors report seeing horsemen carry
ing a dead man with them through the
hills, so It ls presumed the robber shot by
JUMP RESULTS IN DEATH
Hibernian Delegate Who Leaped
from Second Story Window
Dies from Iajarle.
DENVER, Colo.. July 20. Patrick J. En
rlght, who waa a delegate to the Hiber
nian convention last week, and who be
came auddenly Insane last Thursday and
Jumped from a second story, dlsd at St.
Joseph'a hospital today. Hla heart was
weak and, although his only Injury was a
broken leg, ha failed to rally from the
Mr. Enrlght was born In Syracuse, N.
Y., In 1868. For the last six years he his
been general officer for the Ancient Order
of Hlbernlana for the state of New York.
The remains will be taken to Byracuee for
SAY HIS NAME IS SEVERENS
Fugitive Hurry Truer Alleged to Be
Native of Wisconsin Instead
of New York.
ST. PAUL. July 20. Hsrry Tracy, the
fugitive Oregon bandit, according to a
report received from Grand Rsplds, Wis.,
Is a native of Plttsfleld, Wis., and bis trus
uams ls Severens. His grandparents, It
Is said, ltv in Orsnd Rapids, Wis., and ars
prosperous. After bis Imprisonment In the
Oregon penitentiary bs is ssld to hsro
written to his grandfather, asking ths lat
tcr to undertake to get a pardon tor him,
but the old gentleman declined to aid him.
The grandfather has since become an la
valid, and all reports of the desperado's
Crimea have been kept from blm.
Movements of Ocean Vessels, July SO
At Lizard Passed: Koenlgin Louisa, from
Bremen, for New ora; eelina, irora Am
wem. for New York.
At Liverpool Arrived: Etrurls. from
New York, for Queenttown. Sailed: Han
overian, for Hoston.
At Olbraltsr Sailed: Trave. from Oenoa
and Naples, for New York.
At New York Arrived: Columbia, from
Olasgow and Movllle: St. I-outs. from
Southampton and Cherbourg; I'mbria, from
IJvertMHil and Queeiistown.
At Quentown Balled: Luc an lan, from
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday
Hoar. Dec. Hour. Deg.
B a. an l p. m Hl
6 a. na 81 B p. m TO
T a. na At It p. m TH
8 s. m..i... 6J 4 p. ra T4
t a. m . . . S3 Bp. m ..... , T4
10 a n oa flp. m 6
11 a. at H6 T p. m ......
12 an 68 ft p. m
9 p. m HT
Liverpool, lor tM xoru.
ELEVEN LOSE LIVES
Tornado Iweept luddenlj Dow Upen
City of Baltimore,
HUNDREDS OF TREES ARE UPROOTED
Little Damage Done in laiiaeis Fart, Wind
Itrikiig the Levee,
NINE MEET DEATH IN THE HARBOR
Wert Ont Sowing When Storm Oamt sod
failed to Beach Shelter.
PATHETIC INCIDENT OF A DROWNING
Mother aad Children Had Gon for
Kail When Wind Capslsed the
Boat, Throwing Them
Into the Sea,
BALTIMOB. July 20. A fierce tornada
characterised by a wind storm of extra
ordinary velocity, thunder, vivid lightning,
suddenly burst upon Baltimore at 1:20 p. m.
today, romlng from the southwest, with th
net result that eleven persons lost their
lives, hundreds of trees In the public parka
and streets were torn up by the roots, many
buildings damaged and several people In
jured. The storm exhsusted its fury In
less than fifteen minutes. The damage
dono in tho business part ot the city was
comparatively slight, being confined to the
blowing down of signs and Injuries to roofs.
It was worst In portions ot the city along
the river front and In th harbor, where
the wind spent its violence. Ot those who
perished nine were drowned In the harbor
from open boats, one wss killed by a falling
tree and one by a live wire.
The following Is a. list ot the klll td:
Drowned In the harbor:
ROY BATEMAN. 12 yeara old.
JOSEPH CAIN, 10 year old.
JOHN CAIN. years old.
THOMA8 CARROLL. 21 years old.
HARRY MCORM1CK. 19 years old.
MRS. MARY 8CHULER. 28 years old.
HARRY 8. SCHULER. 10 month old.
OLIVE SCHULER, 4 years old.
CHARLES SCHULER, 7 years old.
Killed by falling tree:
WILLIAM CORNISH, colored.
Killed by live wire:
Out In Rowboat.
The flrat three of the above list wer
out in a rowboat. When the atorm broke
the boat was capslsed, three , being
drowned, and the three others In the boat
being rescued by the tugboat Edna V.
George. The boy killed by a live wire had.
In company with two other boys, gone into
a shed for protection, when the shed blew
down and a live wire fell on ons ot them,
resulting In his death.
The drowning of Mrs. Schuler and her
children was the most pathetto Incident, ot
the hurricane. Michael Schuler, with his
Wife and -three children, accompanied by
his brother-in-law, Joseph Cooper,- and bla
wire bad gone out Into tb harbor for a
sail In a thirty-foot boat.
Whan 'the storm cams Bchulef tnit"
Cooper took In sails. Schuler sent hla wife
and children into the little cabin and ha
stood at the tiller to keep th vessel'
bead to the wind. A. sudden gust of wind
threw the boom of the vessel around.
knocking Schuler down and pinned him to
the deck. Another gust capslsed the boat.
releasing Schuler, who with Cooper and
his wife were thrown Into the water, leav
ing Mrs. Schuler and her children penned
In the cabin. Cooper saved himself and
his wife by hanging to the bottom of ths
overturned boat and Schuler saved himself
In the same way after making frantic ef
forts to gst at his Imprisoned wlfo aad
A crew from the schooner Edward H.
Hunt rescued Schuler and Cooper and wife
snd towed the capslsed vessel to tba wharf,
where It waa righted and ths desd bodies
of Mrs. Schuler and the children ware taken
from the cabin.
Thomaa Carroll, with four 'other young
men, were out In the harbor In a rowboat.
which was capsized. Carroll was drowned.
while his four compsnlons clung to ths rud
der of the Merchant and Miner' ateamshlp
Chatham, from which perilous position they
were rescued by the tug Mary.
Tree Fall Onto Tent.
A colored campmeetlng was in progress In
Psradlse Grove. The congregation had lust
been dismissed when the storm broke. A
huge tree fell on th teat In which the
services had been held. Several of th
worshipers ware caught beneath It as It
fell. Ths tree hsd to be sawed Into plecea
before the Imprisoned men and women could
be releaaed. William Cornish waa erushed
to death by th falling tree. The other
were not seriously hurt,
A hols ssveral feet In diameter was
blown In B(. Mary's Star of th Sea Cath
olic church. South Baltimore. A portion of
the atone cornice weighing more than a ton
fell to the atreet. Fortunately no on waa
Injured by the falling stons and brick.
Tb damage to th church la estimated at
While the atorm was at lta height a
boat's crew from th German ateamsr
Breslsu, at anchor In th harbor, picked
up two men from a boat which had been
capslsed off Wolf street.
At the foot of Concord strest th Mer
chants' and Miner' Transportation com
pany's wsrehouse wss unroofed with small
damage to th building, but tb ra4n poured
in on the valuable eargo stored therein,
doing damage estimated at from (100,000
The gas reservoir In South Baltimore,
containing about 300,000 feet of gas, was
blown over, the gaa exploding without In
juring anyone, the damage being placed at
$15,000. The damage to the shipping In
the harbor was general. Including such aa
the ripping ot aalls and the loss of masts
and spars. The weather bureau here re
ports that It was more In the nature of a
whirlwind than a tornado. The wind blew
at the rate of sixty-four mllea an hour and
the rainfall waa 61-100 of an inch. The
first Indication of the storm waa apparent
at 1:25 p. m. and the aun reappeared at
1:45. Reports from outlying districts are
meager, but ao tar aa Is knowa the storm
wss confined to Balitmors and suburbs.
Two Excursionist Drowned.
TOLCHESTER, Md., July 20. James B.
Post aged 20, and Theo. C. Parker, 22, of
Baltimore, who came here today on aa ex
cursion were drowned thla afternoon. They
with four companions were rowing In the
bsy. A wind squall overturned the boat.
The other occupanta of the ltttl craft
clung to It until rescusd.
President' ulet Sunday,
OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. July 20 President
Roosevelt pushed a quiet Sunday at Bags
more Hill. There were ro callers n ills
president snd his family attended rellginu
aervtcea In th morning at Christ Episcopal
church, of which Mrs. Roosevelt la a member.
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