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ARTHUR McEWEN TALKS
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9.—The
statesmen of this town are in line with
the girl graduate who asserted in her
essay tliat she stood on the verge of a
shoreless sea. They don't know in the
least what is going to happen. Every
body who is candid admits that nothing
can be forecast until it is known what
the Populists are going to do with refer
ence to the; Democratic nomination.
There are the regulation party boasts,
the regulation party preparations for
ratification and, of course, the regula
tion assumption of confidence. But all
this is now devoid of real meaning. The
Democrats know that they have sailed
into new waters where the old charts
are useless to the navigator. To do them
Justice, the majority seem to be glad of
it, to be stimulated by the prospect of
strange adventures. It is far from be
ing a united party. At this writing the
nomination has not yet been made at
Chicago, but the out-and-out free sil
ver platform has been adopted. This
puts a good many eminent local Demo
crats in a position analagous to that oc
cupied by many eminent Republicans
when the St. Louis Convention declared
for gold. The readiness with w-hich em
inent local Republicans bowed to the
party mandate has furnished one of the
most impressive instances of the value
of discipline ever seen in California poli
tics. The entire Republican press of the
city, long enthusiastic for free coinage,
at once turned right about face and
"stood in" with a cheerful vigor that
took away the breath of people who re
tain the habit of looking to the press for
guidance in political opinion. The "Ex
aminer." which is the only daily in San
Francisco that assumes to speak for the
Democracy, is in happier case than
■were its obedient Republican contem
poraries. It has nothing to recant,
since it never has committed itself on
the monetary question. Mr. Hearst,
however, takes an interest in it, for he
advertises a prize for the best essay on
the probable results of free coinage, and
has arranged to take a vote of the State,
by means of coupons, on the issue. His
own coupon, when filled out and signed,
will not, it is safe to predict, be pub
lished in fac simile in the "Examiner."
It is a queer experiment this of carrying
a newspaper through a Presidential
cami»aign without editorial opinions.
The silver Democrats are incensed and
call the "Examiner" sordid and cow
ardly ami a hoodoo, but they forget that
the "Examiner"' presents itself very
differently to them from what it does to
its ingenious proprietor. They think the
leading aim of its existence ought to be
to help the Democratic party; he re
gards it as a business investment, which
has come to give him more trouble than
pleasure. Since he bought the New
York "Journal," which admires Whit
ney and indorses his financial views, he
has lost interest in the "Examiner,"
and forbidden it to have opinions, lest
subscribers be lost. And as a further
preparation for the Presidential cam
paign there has been a reduction of the
stall and a heavy cut in salaries. The
Derriocrats may get as indignant as
they please at the spectacle of a Demo
cratic paper dodging all the isms and
d lining to cross swonls with Repub
lican journals on any provocation, but
they may as well reconcile themselves
to the truth, which is that the "Exam
iner's" sole function now is to make
money for Mr. Hearst and help to fill
the pocket which the New York "Jour
The majority of the influential local
Democratic leaders are gold men—Me-
Nab, Daggett, Pond, and the weighty
personages of the Junta in general. The
Republicans cherish the expectation
that most gold Democrats will quietly
vote for McKinley. On what this ex
pectation rests un;es3 a belief ln the
superior earnestness of gold Democrats
over silver Republicans it is not easy
to surmise. Take Colonel Samuel M.
Shortridge, for example. Prior to the
assembling of the St. Louis Convention
his grand voice awoke silver echoes in
all our mountain ranges; with him the
periods of speech and the intervals of
silence were in the ratio of 10 to 1, and
his soul was" in arms against Wall and
Lombard streets, and his scornful rhet
oric respecting the Rothschilds must
certainly have reached across the Atlan
tic. He was not even for McKinley,
but with General Spreckels by his side,
and the "Call" to back him, went to St.
Louis to place Allison in nomination.
Behold him now. He bows to the will
of the majority, he and his house, and
the house of Spreckels likewise. The
Colonel knows his party duty and does
it—not haltingly, blushingly or sneak
ingly, but boldly, gladly, proudly, ma
jestically. Podsnap himself could not
more imperatively have waved aside
any subject that was displeasing to him
than tha Colonel's hand sweeps behind
him the silver question. There is, the
Colonel finds, no such issue before the.
American people, and least of all be
fore the people of California. What
Colonel Shortridge warts, speaking both
for himself and General Spreckels in
his celebrated apartments in the Palace,
is protection, employment and high
wages for American labor. "Sir," says
the Colonel, "let us first open the fac
tory and then I will discuss with you the
character of the money in which the
wages of the honest artisan shall be
paid. Say no more. At a crisis like
this, men of intellect, practical men,
patriotic men do not pause to debate
febstractions. Say no more."
Now if a Shortridge: —a name synony
mous with all that is fixed in conviction,
loyal to principle and indifferent to
mere expediency—can thus at the behest
ol party turn bis back on silver, why
should it be thought that lesser men who
have this misfortune to be anti-silver
Democrats will not, when their party
bids, shed a parting tear or two and bid
farewell to the gold standard? We have
already seen J. J. Dwyer do this. Had
he not done it he couldn't have gone as
a delegate to the Chicago Convention
and he couldn't have been elected a
member of the Democratic National
Committee. Speaking generally, the
leaders of both parties in California can
be depended on to subscribe to anything
that is regularly offered as party doc
trine. They are orthodox to the back
bone, and if creeds change that Is not
their fault. They are an inspiring lot.
• * *
The average San Francisco Democrat
has been going about in a joyous state
the past few days. He has his anxie
ties about the outcome of the campaign,
but two things have given him a satis
faction so deep that he breaks out fre
quently in profane, exultant exclama
tions. One Is the slashing, the flat
tening, the obliteration of Grover
Cleveland. The utter ignoring of the
awful warnings of that great man who
Troubles of the Leading Politicians —
The Popularity of Judge Campbell.
for so long bestrode his party and
drove his .spurs into its sides and leaned
forward and choked it, and let it see all
the while that it should be grateful to
him for his weight and attentions—the
ignoring of Grover by the Democracy
at its national gathering slakes a long
burning thirst for revenge. The Demo
cratic donkey is rolling on the grass of
freedom and kicking his glad hoofs in
the silvery air. The other matter for
joy is the comb-cropping which New-
York has got at Chicago. Others beside
Democrats are not displeased at this.
That call on Mr. Whitney to postpone
his pleasure trip to Europe and save his
party and country by giving his pres
ence and a few words to the task of
converting the Democracy of the whole
United States from the error of its
ways, was thoroughly characteristic of
New York. The unblinking confidence
*in the unassailable soundness of its own
way of looking at things, its inability
to understand that such as differed
from the New Topic view could be any
thing but ignorant zealots, and the no
tion that it was within the power of one
man to change the minds of half a
thousand delegates—egotism and ignor
ance of the world such as that is to be
encountered only in a metropolis and a
village. Whitney Is to New York what
the Squire is to the sequestered New-
England hamlet. Being a great man
at home it necessarily follows that he
must be a great man everywhere else.
The Parisian ignores the rest of the
earth, the Londoner scorns it, the New
Yorker just about now is rubbing his
eyes and wondering at it. A big city
has in it so much to interest its in
habitants that they come insensibly to
take it for granted that their affairs
are mankind's. To the New Yorker the
Jersey shore represents the beginning
of the provinces, which end at the Alle
ghanies, beyond which lie Gaul and the
other wild abodes of the bearded bar
i barians. Recall Mr. Cleveland's address
|to the preachers less than a year ago,
| when in perfect good faith he spoke of
j the need of sending missionaries to the
j untamed West in order that gambling,
| drinking and shooting might be abated
i and domesticity introduced. The sign
before the Scotch tavern show-ing a sol
| itar y Highlander with drawn sw-ord, a
I cannon ball at his feet, and beneath the
legend, "The Battle of Waterloo," ex
j pressed in its way the New York idea
!of Manhattan Island's relative place in
i the American Union. That Squire
I Whitney should have failed to still the
i stormy waters by stretching forth his
j hand, that Squire Whitney should not
I have awed the unkempt hordes from
; the dark recesses of the West and
. South, that Squire Whitney and those
t w-ho put their trust in him and sent
: him on his modest mission should have
| been laughed at—this has been a stun
i ncr for New York. That Squire Wh.lt
| ney's State and New Jersey and Con
; necticut will not support the Chicago
! ticket the San Francisco Democrat is
; aware, and he appears to be heartily
! glad of it. To cut loose from the self
; satisfied and patronizing East and to
| clasp hands with the more human
, Southerner seems to strike the Demo
: cratic mind as being a highly satisfac
: tory change.
* * •
At first sight, no twe phenomena
i could be more remote from association
, than the sudden Democratic uprising
; for silver and the love adventures of
Lucky Baldwin. But some philosphers
| see in the uprising only another ebul
lition of that Jealousy and hatred of the
rich, which is deep-seated in the hearts
of ihe poor. Whether jealousy and ha
; tred are right words to describe the
'■rig is a matter of opinion, but it is
: mighty strong. When the Ashley
woman took a shot at Baldwin in the
j courtroom the other day and came
i within half an inch or less of murder
t ing the immoral old millionaire, it was
appalling to the judicious to see how the
crime was regarded by the city—not
; lightly merely, but approvingly. Every
! body talked of the shooting. One man I
; know, well placed, respectable and
I usually the reverse of ferocious, said:
. "Well, I don't assert that these Ash
ley women are any good or have any li-
I cense to put Lucky Baldwin's light out,
: but he ought to be killed by somebody."
And that expressed the general senti
. ment. Perhaps this approval of assas
; sination is due to the circumstance that
Baldwin has made an amusement of
pursuing women-who probably had no
objection to being pursued—and that
: chivalry's gorge rises against him. But,
jon the other hand, it is known that he
; nas s. great deal of money, and it is as
j sunned, as a matter of course, that he
, didn't come honestly by it. There
■ could not be a more gener
ous or amiable man than John
kay. It was supposed that he
j en>oyed more popularity than all our
j other millionaires put together, yet
! when he was shot ln the back on gen
eral principles by the poverty-mad
j dened Ripley, a jury, on similar gen
■ eral principles, let the assassin off with
i a few months in jail. No comparison
can, of course, be made between two
men so different in character and dis
; ns#lon us Baldwin and Maetay. They
j have but one thing in common, wealth;
yet an attempt upon the life of either
j fails to shock the community. There
| was no exultation in Mackay's case,
certainly, but the real feeling cropped
out in the jury box just the same. The
spirit that set up the guillotine in Paris
i exists wherever there are marked con
s in fortune. The fact is to be
- deplored, naturally, but it is also well
( not to forget it.
* * s
' Speaking of the amiable character
[ j Ist!OS of the People, It was encouraging
lj to witness their enthusiasm on the
IJ Fourth of July here, especially their
l enthusiasm for Judge Campbell. That
i jurist rode in the procession and w-as
, greeted with cheers throughout the line
(of march. Campbell is a Judge of the
, Police Court. He was a practitioner in
i the same before his election. Nobody
. who understands his honor has the least
. respect for him. Were you to praise him
.to a i>olitlcian or a reporter as a Judge
t pressing the most primary qualifica
ti< as for his office you would be laughed
01 as an imbecile. He has the very worst
reputation, though whether it is de
m rved or not my positive knowledge
*- does not permit me to say. But he has
a fine gray beard, a shrewd and smiling
• eye, a large person, a free and easy
■ manner and a hearty :<tugh. If the
• butchers or bakers or tinsmiths have a
• picnic the Judge is there. He appears
-at prize-fights and is applauded rap
r turously by the spectators on his en-
I tx&ane. From the bench he good-hu
> znoredly chaffs and discharges prisoners
SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-TJjNTOIN", STTNPAY, JULY 12, 1896.
who haven't done anything very seri
ous and have friends, his eye the while
on the newspaper men. The Judge, in
short, is one of the boys and has quite
supplanted Dr. O'Donnell in the popular
affections. One would hold that a
grown man capable of admiring Judge
Campbell isn't fit to vote, nevertheless
the streets rang with cheers as he rode
In the Fourth of July procession, bow
ing to the right and left. Yet the cheers,
if ill-bestowed, came from a healthy
sentiment. It was not to the Judge
Campbell of reality that they were
given, but to an imaginary dignitary
worthy of being admired—an honest,
bluff, warm-hearted, sympathetic old
fellow, too sensible to be spoiled by
office, one of the People, above pompos
ity and humbug, and more than content
to offend the grimly respectable if he
retained the love and respect of the un
pretending multitude. The ideals of the
populate are all right, but, God save
us, how easily satisfied the populace is
with patriots who offer themselves as
personifications of the ideals! With
every newspaper and every reform as
sociation in the city opposed to him,
the estimable Campbell can be re-elect
ed as often as he likes.
COMPLETE THEIR TICKET.
(Continued from First Page.)
choice, Nebraska voted for the first
time, and the "State of Mr. Bryan cast
its vote for Sewall.
Michigan moved to make the nomina
Ohio moved that the rules be sus
pended and the nomination be made by
Meantime other States were changing
The Chair put the motion to make the
nomination unanimous. On the shouted
demand of delegates the band struck up
"Dixie," and there was to a small ex
tent the usual cheering which accom
panies that popular air. The ending of
the long convention was, however, ex
ceedingly tame and spiritless.
The usual clearing up resolutions of
thanks to the Temporary Chairman j
(Senator Danel of Virginia), the Per- j
manent Chairman (Senator White of
California), the Acting Chairman (Rep
resentative Richardson of Tennessee),
the Secretary and others, were offered
and agreed to. A resolution was also
offered by Senator Blanchard of Louisi
ana and agreed to declaring the city of
Chicago the "greatest convention city
on earth," and then at 3:16 the Chair
man, Senator W r hite, declared the con
vention adjourned sine die.
FIFTH BALLOT BY STATES.
Following is the fifth and final bal
lot for Vice-President:
Alabama —Sewall 22.
California—Sewall 16, McLean 2.
Connecticut—Not voting 12.
Delaware —Sewall 1, scattering 3, not
Kansas —Sewall 20.
Kentucky—Sewall 13, McLean 13.
Louisiana —Sewall 10.
Maine —Sewall 12.
Maryland—Sewall 4, McLean 5, not
Massachusetts —Scattering 9, not vot
Minesota—Sewall 11, not voting 7.
Montana —Sewall 6.
Nevada —Sewall 6.
New Hampshire—Not voting 8.
New Jersey—Not voting 20.
New York—Not voting 72.
North Carolina —Scattering 22.
North Dakota —Sewall 6.
Pennsylvania—Sewall 5, McLean 1,
not voting 57.
Rhode Island —Scattering 8.
South Carolina—Sewall 18.
South Dakota—Sewall 8.
Texas —Scattering 30.
Vermont —McLean 4, not voting 4.
West Virginia—Sewall 12.
Wisconsin—Sewall 4, McLean 1, not
Alaska—Not voting 6.
Arizona —Sewall 6.
District of Columbia—McLean 6.
New Mexico—Sewall 6.
Indian Territory—Sewall 6.
Totals—Sewall 514, McLean 78, scat
tering 103, not voting 235.
The Old Qoes Out and the New One
CHICAGO, July 11.—In accordance
with the call issued by Chairman Har
rity of the National Committee, the
members of the new and old organiza
tions met at the Palmer House at 5
o'clock this afternoon. There were pres
ent all told about seventy-five gentle
men, and besides members of the com
mittee a number of newspaper men were
Mr. Harrity said after calling the
members to order that the meeting was
held in accordance with the general
custom to bring together the members
of the new and old committees after
the convention had completed its work,
tn order that they might become ac
quainted. He was happy to inform the
members of the committee that the
funds in the hands of the Treasurer
were more than sufficient to meet all the
obligations that were outstanding, and
to return to the Treasurer of the Citi
zens' Cmimittee something of an over
plus for distribution. He said that for
this purpose the sub-committee in
charge of the convention should be con
tinued, and this was ordered done. He
complimented the Treasurer of the local
league for his efficiency and success in
collecting the sums for the convention
expenses, although it bad been a diffi
cult and somewhat tedious job to get
together the necessary amount of funds,
but ttiey were all in hand now, and
tie,thing more need be said about that.
General Blair of Kansas, the oldest
member of the committee in point of
service, claimed the attention of the
committee to present resolutions of
thanks to Chairman Harrity for the im
partiality, faithfulness and singleness
of devotion with which the Chairman of
the committee had performed the du
ties of his position, and to Secretary
Slieerin for his successful labors, al
ways so courteously and kindly given.
The resolutions were unanimously
adopted by a rising vote, and the Chair
man and Secretary made suitable ac
kn o w 1 edgem c n t.
Before the resolutions were adopted
Charles S. Thomas of Colorado and A.
S. dlayton of Alabama seconded them,
highly eulogizing Harrity and Sheerin.
This having been disposed of, Har
rity suggested that the roll of the new
committee be called, wmich was done,
and their Postoffice addresses recorded
by Secretary Sheerin. It was noticed
that among the absentees were the
members from New YoTk, Vermont,
Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecti
cut and Maryland.
There being no further business before
the committee it adjourned.
Mr. Harrity said he had been request
ed to call the members of the new com
mittee together. He was made tempo
rary- Chairman and Sheerin was made
Senator W r hite suggested that the
candidates be notified at a ratification
to be held In New York within a rea
Governor Stone of Missouri thought
it would be better to follow the long
established custom of notifying the can
didates at their home.
Mr. Seawell, who had been out of the
room temporarily, returned while Mr.
Bryan was speaking, and briefly ex
pressed his approval of what the Presi
dential candidate said, which was that
the candidates should go to the East,
Where they had been misrepresented,
and demonstrate to the people what
sort of men they were.
The matter was finally referred to a
sub-committee of seven, consisting of
Messrs. W T hite, Plaisted of Maine,
Masters of Illinois, O'Donnell of Colo
rado, Shields of Tennessee, Danforth of
New York and Holden of Ohio. They
will meet at candidate Bryan's room at
the Clifton House on Monday- at 9
o'clock to make arrangements for the
notification, fixing the date, arranging
the programme of speeches, etc.
The sub-committee reassembled at
9:40, and Senator Jones of Arkarsas
was unanimously chosen Chairman.
This selection had been pre-arranged
for some weeks. H'jgo Wallace of
Washington was selected for Secretary.
The attention of the committee for
the next hour was largely devoted to
the details of organization, the appoint
ment of Sergeant-at-Arms and similar
matters. In the course of the discussion,
however, Senator Tillman of South
Carolina took occasion to express a few
opinions about the platform, stating his
belief to be that the men running upon
it would be succssful without question.
The Democratic Nominee for the Vice-
CHICAGO, July 11.—Mr. Sewall w-as
present at the convention when the first
four ballots were taken, but then left.
He went immediately to his rooms at
the Palmer House, where he was seen
immediately after the adjournment.
Mr. Sewall is a fine-looking man of
good stature and solid build. He is 61
years of age, and looks the prosperous
New England ship-builder, railroad
man and banker that he is. He said
that he preferred to do no talking, but
consented to answer a few questions.
"The nomination came to me entirely
unexpectedly. I had no idea of any
such result when I came to Chicago. I
wish you would say also that it came
without solicitation on my part. I shall
remain in Chicago several days."
Asked for his opinion of the chances
of the ticket in the East, Mr. Sewall
said: "I think they are very good. The
strength of the silver men in the East
is greater even than the friends of silver
suppose. In my State when I an
nounced myself as a silver man two
years ago I could count the silver men
on the fingers of my two hands. To-day
the majority of the Democrats in Maine
are silver men. I anticipate a lively
campaign in Maine, and it is not impos
sible that we may carry the State."
Mr. Sewall was asked: "If the Demo
crats are defeated in the September
elections in Maine will it not hurt the
He replied: "It ought not to do so.
The Republicans generally win them.
In fact, not since 1880 have the Demo
crats carried the State."
'Will the refusal to support the ticket
by the Democratic newspapers in the
East hurt the ticket?"
"I do not think so," he replied.
Mr. Sewall said he had never met Mr.
Bryan until he came to this conven
tion. He added: "He is a very fine man.
I heartily approve of the candidate and
indorse the platform. I think the con
vention has reached a successful con
clusion, and I have great confidence in
the success of our ticket."
SKETCH OF THE NOMINEE.
Arthru Sewall was born at Bath, Me.,
November 25, 1835. He has been a life
long De-mocrat, and has been Chairman
of the Maine State Committee for many
yeara His residence is the Sewall es
tate in Bath, which has been in posses
sion of the Sewall family since 1760,
when his grandfather took title only
three removes from a grant by King-
George. Mr. Sewall married in 1559.
His wife was Emma D. Crocker of
Math. There are two children, Harold
M. and William D. Harold M. was ap
pointed during Mr. Cleveland's first ad
ministration United States Consul-
General at Samoa, but has since gone
over to the Republican party.
Mr. Sewall has been engaged most of
his life in ship-building and ship-own
ing. In the olden days he built wooden
whalers and coasters, for which the
State of Maine was famous. The firm
has been Sewall & Son for three gener
Mr. Sewall is President and principal
| owner of the Bath National Bank. He
was President for nine years of the
Maine Central Railroad, which is the
railroad system of that State. He re
signed the latter position two years
ago. He was at one time President of
the Eastern Railroad, and has still
quite considerable interests in railroads
and railroad bonds.
"You ought to have' gone to church
this morning, Billinger," said Mrs. Mc-
Swat, removing her wraps. "It was such
a beautiful sermon. The preacher show
ed that everything has its place in the
plan of creation. Even the snakes, mice,
lizards, caterpillars, fleas and things of
that kind that w-e consider nuisances
fill some important and useful mission
in life, if we could only know what it
"Did he say anything about that
freckle-faced Stapleford boy next
door?" asked Mr. McSwat.
"Don't scoff, Billinger. It was such an
uplifting discourse. It reconciled one to
the O, look! look!"
"What's the matter, Lobelia?"
"That nasty cockroach! Oh! Kill it
Boston' high school girls are becom
ing truly formidable if we may trust
the "Transcript" for a correct report,
and we think we can. That grave jour
nal says that "the fact that of the young
lady graduates from a Boston/ sohool
yesterday, twenty-six of them held di
plomas of gymnastics and only four as
cooks, begets the thought that the wives
cf the future may be able to use rolling
pins to advantage, if not for the pur
poses for which they were intended."
ACCIDENT IN IOWA.
Collision Between an Excursion Train
and a Fast Freight,
Resulting in the Ditching of All of the
Over Twenty People Killed and Half a
Hundred Injured, flany Perhaps
Fatally—The Terrible Accident Due
to the Excursion Train Not Running
OMAHA, July 11.—An. appalling- acci
dent to an excursion train occurred
early this evening at Logan, lowa,
thirty-five miles east of this city, on the
line of the Chicago and Northwestern
Railroad, in which at least twenty-four
persons living in this city. Council
Bluffs, Missouri Valley and intervening
points, were killed and a great number
injured. Many of the injured will in ail
probability die before morning.
A list of the dead so far as known is
as follows: Mrs. Moses Bando, Charles
Heiman, a l">-year-old boy, Missouri
Valley; Mrs. Meahon, Omaha; John Per
kins, Omaha; Walter Jennings, Missouri
Valley; — Peterson, Water Works engi
neer, Council Bluffs; Will Wilson, Coun
cil Bluffs; son of Bob Claire, a boiler
maker, Omaha; John Cosgrove and
daughter, Omaha; John McDermott,
Omaha; Patrick Scully, stationary en
gineer, Omaha; Miss Margaret Cos
grove, Omaha; — Lawrence, Omaha:
— Peterson, Omaha; Mrs. P. J. Carroll
and son. Omaha; Mrs. Bralley and baby,
the former a sister of Mrs. Carroll; —
Dudson, boy, residence unknown; Mis.
X- alson, Omaha; — Pierson, a boy 13
years old; William Sumrnel, Missouri
Valley; daughter of Mrs. Wilson, Coun
Among the fatally injured is J. A.
Li Hie, President of the Union Pacific
The train consisted of fifteen coaches
loaded down with members of the Union
Pacific Association and their friends.
The excursion party left Omaha early in
the day, picking up recruits at Council
Bluffs, Missouri Valley and Woodbine,
la. Its destination was Logan, which
was reached about 10 a. m. and the day
had been pleasantly spent. About 7
o'clock the journey home was com
menced. The train had hardly pass 1
the limits of the city, and was rounding
a curve, when down brakes was whis
tled, and then came a crash. The excur
sion train had been run into by a fast
freight, known as No. 38, and all the
coaches were ditched.
The scene which followed is indescrib
able. Both engines and the first pas
senger coach were demolished. The
shrieks of women, the yells of men and
the wails of the injured and dying in
the gathering gloom rose above the
crash of the heavy machinery and the
screeching of escaping steam. The en
gineers and firemen of both engines
jumped, and both crews escaped with
Conductor Modelin of the freight train
says he was running on orders, and that
the excursion train was not. The engi
neer and fireman of the excursion train
had disappeared after the collision, and
this lends to the story as told by the
Immediately on receipt of the news in
Omaha a special train was made up and
a number of physicians were sent to the
scene of the wreck.
The news spread like wildfire and
soon the newspaper offices, depots and
railroad headquarters were besieged by
a crowd of frantic people who had rela
tives on the fated train, and were
hungry for the latest news from the
scene of the disaster. Several thousand
people are spending the night at the
Union Pacific depot waiting the arrival
cf the relief train.
As fast as the names of the victims
were received at the "World-Herald"
office they were bulletined for the bene
fit of those without. The scene was
pitiful in the extreme, as friends and
relatives recognized the names of loved
ones. Several women fainted and had
to be taken home in carriages.
The Union Pacific Pioneer Associa
tion is composed of the employes of the
Union Pacific system. The larger por
tion of them work in the Union Pacific
shops in this city, and as a rule have
large families dependent upon them.
Ten dead bodies are stretched out
near where the wrecked engines are
piled up, and some others can be seen
pinned under the demolish*.i coaches.
It is nearly impossible in the confu
sion to secure the names of the injured,
which will reach nearly half a hundred.
Logan is a small town and the facili
ties are limited. A corps of reporters
and telegraph operators has left here
for that place.
Two relief trains sent to Logan from
this place will probably reach here on
their return trip early Sunday morn
ing, and until then the full details will
not be known.
FIFTEEN PERSONS KILLED.
KINGSTON (Jamaica), July 11—A
disastrous collision occurred on the rail
road extension being constructed in this
island under the direction of American
contractors. Fifteen persons were killed
ard many injured. It is impossible at
present to ascertain whether the list of
killed and injured includes any Amer
SANTA BARBARA MURDER.
Possible Clew to the Assassin of Mrs.
Richardson and Daughter.
SANTA BARBARA, July 11.—A re
port has just been made to Sheriff Hicks
by C. R. Mortimer, who was sent into
the mountains on Monday. It develops
interesting facts. At 8:30 Monday morn
ing Cyrus Barnard was seen in company
with a man on the boulevard near
Booths Hill. The man was small and
had a short, dark beard, brown or black
clothes and a brown or black felt hat.
This man was seen opposite the Rich
ardson house, on the Summerland road,
where he took a long Inspection of the
place and then returned toward the cem
It was discovered that Barnard's old
mountain camp was in the Caliente Can
yon, at the head waters of the Santa
Inez river, across the mountain range.
Thinking that if the stranger were an
accomplice he might make for this
place, Mortimer went up to examine the
trails, and in the course of his investi
gations found suspicious tracks resem
bling Barnard's going up to the mesa,
where he could have overlooked the
actions of trackers.
In Romero Canyon was found a Mex
ican who reported that someone on
I horseback stent oxer tho trail at inid>
night on Sunday. He found the track
of one shod and one unshod horse and
followed it to Blue Canyon, and through
the most devious and unaccountable
wanderings up and down the river,
finally to Caliente Canyon, where again
doubling it went up the river fifteen
miles, where It was lost. He is satis
fied that on tills trail Barnard's com
panion Of Monday morning would be
A sensational report was circulated at
a late hour last night that a suspicious
character was seen lurking around the
Richardson residence during the even
ing. He ran off the road and disap
peared behind the gum trees when ac
costed. The officers are satisfied that
the mysterious stranger was a tramp
seeking a place to sleep and probably
unaware of the history of the house.
The Sheriff gives no credence to the
theory that a second party was con
cerned in the murder. Every possible
effort Is being made to discover conclu
sive evidence of the guilt of Cyrus Bar
nard, to whom all the indications point
as being the murderer.
BECfcER and creegan.
The Nevada Bank Swindlers Found
Guilty of Forgery.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 11.—Charles
Becker and James Creegan, the men
who have been on trial before .Judge
Wallace for some time on charges of
forgery in connection with the Nevada
Bank swindle, were found guilty as
charged this forenoon.
Upon the opening of Court Judge Wal
lace delivered his charge to the jury and
after a couple of hours of deliberation
the jurors filed into Court and delivered
the verdict of guilty. Becker is the man
who raised the famous check and Cree
gan was one of the conspirators.
Dead Bodies of Two Men Found on a
Scow Near Astoria.
ASTORIA (Or.), July 11.—The dead
bodies of Chris Vegins and Frank Nel
son were found on a scow across the
river this morning. Vegins was shot
through the body and Nelson through
the head. It is not known who the mur
derers were, but there is a suspicion
that the murder grew out of the re
cent fishing troubles. Both Vegins, who
is the keeper of a whisky joint, and Nel
son, who is foreman of Megler's Can
nery, were on good terms with the fish
Fire at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 11.-r-The
building occupied by the Doernbecker
Furniture Company, at No. 733 Mis
sion street, was gutted by fire to-night,
and the adjoining property, occupied by
the American Varnish Company at No.
741, the Union Undertaking Company
at No. 743 and the Woodbine Saloon at
No. 735, suffered serious damage. The
total loss will aggregate $50,000, with
and Insurance of $35,000.
Impaled on a Pitchfork.
SELMA, July 11.—The eldest son of
A. G. Brown of this place, lad 14 years
of age, was to-day impaled on a pitch
fork. There is little hope of his recov
ery. He was on a load of hay when he
was Jolted from the wagon. The fork
foil from his hands to the ground, and
he fell upon it, one of the long tines
penetrating his throat.
THOUSANDS OF VISITORS AT THE
Religious Services Held in the Three
rionster Tents on the
WASHINGTON, July 11.—Thirty
thousand visitors is the number reached
up to this time in the registration booths
of the 15th annual International Christ
ian Endeavorers' Convention now in
session here. Secretary Baer stated to
day that this convention would out
number in delegates that cf any conven
tion ever held; that the registrations
from within the States were not counted.
This he thought a fair basis of figuring
Following the preliminary sunrise
prayer-meetings in thirty-five churches,
and the Bible book study in the New-
York avenue Presbyterian Church, the
convention re-assembled at 9:30 o'clock
as usual in the three tents on the White
Tent "Williston was given up to fibs
Junior Rally. Rev. George B. Stewart
of Harrisburg, Perm., presided. The
Junion Endeavorers were welcomed to
the city by Master Raymond Miles of
Washington. This was followed by a
patriotic exercise conducted by Mrs.
James L. Hill of Salem, Mass., and an
address of greeting from President Cox.
At Tent Washington an exclusively
for men evangelastic meeting was held,
over which Secretary Baer presided. Ad
dresses were made by Commander and
Consul Booth-Tucker of the Salvation
Army, Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman of Phil
adelphia and others.
A similar meeting for women only was
held in Tent Endeavor, Mrs. Baer pre
siding. Here speeches were made by
Major Susie Swift af the Salvation
Army, Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett of
Washington and others.
It was decided to-night to hold the
Christian Endeavor Convention of 1898
at Nashville, Term.
A Lively Scrap.
Two men named Dias and Allen had a
lively scrap on L street, between Third
and Fourth, last night about midnight.
As usual, a woman was at the bottom
The alarm of fire this morning about
1 o'clock was caused by the burning of
an unoccupied house at Nineteenth and
A farmer in South Gray, Me., says he
has a hen that is 22 years old who can
yet scratch a good living and care for
■m\ hsood of mli^ / i lr^*w-
Seven Hold-Ups Reported to the Pollflfl
Between Noon and Mldnlgnt
An Officer Fatally Shot While Prevent
ing a Robbery.
A Prominent Merchant of New York
City, After Disposing of His Prop
erty Interests, Clears Out for Part*
Unknown, Leaving Many Creditors
to Mourn His Departure.
CHICAGO, July 11. -One hold-up af
ter another has b en reported to tho
police to-day, until the number at mid
night reached seven. The police de
partment is in an upro ir. Officer Saver
of the East Chicago Avenue Station
prevented one robbery at Division and
Western streets at a. late hour, but was
shot and fatally wounded.
Four men armed with revolvers en
tered the office of the New York Bis
cuit Company at noon to-day and held
up the cashier at the muzzles .of their
pistols, and seizing the money prepared
to meet the pay-roll, made off with it-
The robbers secured over $2,000 aad
The offices of the company are at
Randolph anu Morgan streets, and
there were 400 people in the building' at
the time. Clerk Edward Hines sat
close beside the and when the
door to the bank inclosure swung
open and a man entere I Hines thought
that he was a telephone repair man. A
moment later he was astonished to see
"Stay where you are!" cried the rob
ber, who immediately scooped in tho
money on the desk an 1 placed it in a
suck. Then "the rttb a sack In
one hand and a pistol in the other,
backed through the door of tho private
office and departed through the other
door to Morgan street. At the same
time his three companions left by the
other two doora None of the robbers
Another hold-up "was prevented by an
officer on the Twelfth-street viaduct at
an early hour this evening, and one cf
the robbers was arrested.
At 210 Portland avenue a laundry of
fice was robbed by two boys with re
volvers, who had evidently been read
ing about "Long and ti ort."
Later a saloon at Fifty-first and At
lantic streets was robbed by armed
The highwaymen have all escaped,
with the exception of the one captured
on the viaduct.
While the South Side police were con
centrating their efforts to find the slay
er of Sergeant Saner, two men held up
the saloon of J. Hale, at Erie and Mar
ket streets, and secured $40.
Three men to-night, with handker
chiefs over their faces, attempted to
hold up Officer Tobus Sanustrum at the
corner of Fifty-first and Princeton
streets. Two of the men presented
their revolvers at Sandstrum. and or
dered him to throw up his hands. In
stead of throwing up his hands, the offi
cer knocked up the revolvers of the
men, and, drawing his own gun, or
dered them to surrender. The third
man ran, but the two with the revolv
ers stood still, with their revolvers in
the air. Sandstrum then marched his
prisoners to the station, with his re
volver leveled at them. They gave the
names of John Wells and Red Pat
rick. Wells is recognized as a desper
ate criminal, who has done time in the
MOURNED BY CREDITORS.
A Weil-Known New York merchant
Leaves for Parts Unknown.
NEW YORK, July 11—Julius Freu
denthal, a well-known merchant. Who
has been in business thirty-five years
in this city and at other times in Texas,
Mexico and New M xico, has left this
city, creditors say, largely ln debt. His
whereabouts are unknown, aad credit
ors are very anxious to learn what ha 3
become of him.
Twelve banks in this city hold his pa
per for large amounts, and it Is esti
mated his liabilities, both individually
and as an indorser. will reach 5500.000,
principally to banks and bankers In this
city. He stood very well in bank cir
cles here, had an account in one bank
for twenty-five years, and was consid
ered by Its officers as gilt edged.
He left here the latter part of June,
saying he intended going to El Paso,
Texas, but it is said he did not reach'
there. Some of his creditors think he
has gone to Europe to join his family,
who went there some months ago. He
disposed of his assets before going, tho
creditors say. He owned a magnifi
cent residence at Englewood, N. J.,
valued at $75,000, but this had been
transferred to Brewer Katz of Pater
son for $1.
Three years ago Mr. Freudenthal be
came President of the Columbia Type
writer Manufacturing Company, with a
capital stock of $600,000, and was re
garded as holding the controlling inter
est in the concern. He has disposed of
his interest In tha company and retired
from the Presidency. Freudenthal used
stock of this company as collateral for
loans. It is claimed the company ia not
affected by Freudenthal's actions.
The Hodynsky Plains Disaster.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 11—The In
quiry Into the terrible disaster that oc
curred on the Hodynsky Plains, Just
outside of Moscow, on the occasion of
the popular fete at th 3 coronation of the
Czar, has been concluded. Police Pre
fect Vlassovsky, General Bleu, Presi
dent of the Fete Committee; M. Bud
berg, a member of the committee, and
the architect of the sheds are declared
to be answerable for the disaster. They
be arraigned before th" tribunal of the
FARGO (N. D.), July 11.—Deputy
Sheriff Benzen of Pan Jose, Cal., ar
rived here this morning to identify a
man held as Dunham, the multi-mur
derer. He pronounced him the wrong
man, but said the resemblance waa very
Fatal Case of Sunstroke.
MERCED, July 11—The fourth case
of sunstroke has been added to Merced
County's death-roll for the week. Cor
oner Clough was notified this evening
that Peter Peterson of Stockton, a line
man. In the employ of the Valley road,
had succumbed to the heat while at
.work near Mariposa Creek.