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VOLUME LXXVIIL— NO. 48.
HARVEY WAS HEATED.
Riled by Judge Vincent's
First Little De
GOADED SOME BY HORR.
Real Issues of the Debate
Dodged by the New
" COIN'S ■ THEORIES DISSECTED.
Instead of Stating Facts the Gold
Champion Assails His Oppo
[Copyright, 1895. by Azel F. Hatch.]
CHICAGO, 111., July 17.— The second
session of the Horr-Harvey silver debate
began at 2 o'clock in the auditorium of the
Illinois Club before the same limited au
dience. Mr. Horr began by quoting Hal
lam's "Middle Ages" as authority to
prove the fallacy of Mr. Harvey's state
ment in his book regarding the degeneracy
of the world commercially in the nine
teenth century as a result of the deprecia
tion of silver. He cited from Professor
James E. Thorold Rogers to refute state
ments made by Mr. Harvey from his book,
that the price of wheat had fallen in that
period, and that the lot of the toiling
masses became more miserable with the
passage from the eighth to the fifteenth
century, as charged by Mr. Harvey. Leber,
Maltuus and Hyndman were also quoted
in the contradiction of the silver cham
pion's fifteenth-century statements. He
"Mr. Harvey and his free-silver friends
identify prosperity and the progress of
man with the lot of feudal nobility of
Europe, and not with that of the toilers.
Later I shall show that in his treatment in
the present as in the past Mr. Harvey
stands as the exponent of the rich and not
of the toilers, whose welfare should first be
considered by the legislation of the state."
Mr. Harvey replied that he volunteered
to explain the preface to his book because
the gold-standard papers all over the
country and his friends from New York
and elsewhere had declared that it was a
forgery, and he did not intend to argue
with Mr. Horr that the monetary commit-
tre, from the report of which the quota
tion was made, did not know what it was
talking about. He declined to have his
mind diverted from the regular argu
ment aixi logical arrangement of the
debate. Ho declared that the debate
so far had settled the questions as to
what was the money of legislation, what
■was the unit of vnlue as fixed by the fram
ers of the constitution in favor of his book.
The keynote which he wanted to sound
was that there was no good reason for de
basing one of the metals when gold and
silver had been honest money for centu
ries, when under free coinage laws and
equal treatment both had equal purchas
ing power in their own right, and when
population and the demand on the mone}'
market were growing every instant.
Mr. Horr, to clinch this business which
he declared his opponent had introduced,
read from Professor Guntoirs "Wealth
and Progress to show that there was a
rise instead of a fall in the price of wheat
in tue fifteenth century, and a correspond
ing increase in the early part of the six
teenth century. The prices he quoted
showed that wheat had been steadily ad
vai:ci:ig instead of falling, as claimed by
his opponent. He resented Mr. Harvey's
severe criticism of Judge Vincent for decid
ing in his remarks yesterday the question
whether the trainers of the bill of 1792 in
tended to estabiish^two measures of value.
He had noticed that when men got bit
ten with either the greenback money craze
or the free-silver craze they instantly be
came egotistical and abusive of every one
who differed from them. Judge Vincent
had decided the question as submited
to him by individuals as he honestly
believed was right, and was right,
but Mr. Harvey had called him
dishonest. Mr. Horr read from a letter of
Mr. Leach, for many years Director of the
Mint, who took precisely the same view,
that the claim that the silver dollar was
the unit of value was inconsistent with
the bimetallic system. This decision was
exactly in accordance with the facts. The
laws authorized a gold dollar unit and a
silver dollar unit, different from each other
in intrinsic value. That was the reason
the law of 1873 was proposed.
Mr. Harvey, replying, declared that Mr.
Horr had admitted yesterday that the sil
ver dollar was the unit of value, and the
record showed it; now he attempted to
twist something back into the discussion
in which he was to be believed as sayine
one thing yesterday and something else to
day. Mr. Horr was accused of trying to
mix things by discussing bimetallism and
the relation of silver and gold, which were
in the second chapter of the book. He
asserted that neither Mr. Horr nor Judge
Vincent knew any more of bimetallism
than a babe. He accused his opponent of
traveling on side tracks and neglecting to
follow the agreed order of the discussion.
He then introduced a discussion of de
monetization of silver and the "crime"
To understand how silver could be de
monetized in this republic the reader
should know that we then had paper
money and that no silver or gold was in
circulation except in California. The same
situation existed in England following the
French war in 181G, when silver was
dropped from the mints there.
The conspiracy to demonetize silver was
regarded by those engaged in it as a base
transaction, just as those who visit Wash
ington and other capitals, to accomplish
by legislation a sugar trust or a trust on
silver, books or anything else. The con
spiracy originated in England.
It was discovered that the demonetiza
tion of silver by England had no effect on
the commercial parity of the two metals at
ratio fixed by France.
It was therefore current that, in order to
break the commercial parity and substan
tially depreciate silver, all of the great
governments would have to be included in
the legislation needed. The subject was
The San Francisco Call.
decided among these financiers informally
in London and Paris, and very few were
included among those who understood its
ultimate effect. A good deal of diplomacy,
concealment and misrepresentation was
practiced in securing the co-operation of
politicians in Germany, France and the
United States. The subject was discussed
without disclosing the ultimate aim of
those who directed the conference.
Following his trip to London and Paris,
Mr. Sherman introduced a bill in 1863 that
on its face intended to establish the gold
standard; Senator Morgan of New York
jumped on it, in the face of the committee,
with "all fours," and Sherman saw that
Morgan understood genuine bimetallism,
and this bill died that day and was never
heard of again.
Senator Morgan's term of office expired
in 18(59, and at the very next session
another bill made its appearance. Those
who took an open and avowed interest in
the new measure were Mr. Linderman,
Director of the Mint, and Mr. Knox, the
Comptroller of the Treasury, who at the
end of his term of office became president
of a National bank in New York: John
Sherman in the Senate, and Representa
tives Hooper of Massachusetts and Stough
ton of Michigan in the House.
The bill this time went to a committee,
in which the second attempt to leave out
the silver dollar was again discovered and
it was inserted at the ratio of 15% to 1,
which was the French ratio. This pro-
vided for a dollar of 384 grains. This was
the equivalent of the French live-franc
To knock this dollar out surreptitiously
at the last moment then became the plan
of the conspirators. The only question
they would have to fight would be the
change of the unit of value from silver to
gold and on this they could depend by
representing that gold was virtually then
the standard by common consent of na
tions, that it had been rendered so by the
large production of gold and by other spe
cific arguments asserted by special infiu
ences. Thus it became a bill innocent on
its face as to demonetizing silver.
Demonetization consists principally in
closing the mints to a specified metal, thus
cutting off the coinage demand for it and
leaving it only a commercial value.
Mr. Horr — Yon will excuse me, Mr. Har
vey, but previous to commencing my dis
cussion of the law of 1373 I call your at
tention to a passage on page 9 in your
book, because you have already announced
here to-day that you propose to convince
me that what this book says is absolutely
true and that lam wrong about it. You
say that prior to 1873 there, was $105,000,
--000 of silver coined by the United States
and $3,000,000 of this was silver dollars.
Mr. Harvey — You refer to the amounts
for which the Spanish coin of such a name
is received in American money and the
Mexican coin for so much, the British coin
for so much, meaning to tell the American
people how much they could pass that
coin for, as expressed in our money. That
is not necessary in order to establish the
principle I was stating that foreign silver
was a legal tender in this country. The
point is this: Our mints tested these foreign
coins and valued tha silver that was in
theiii. The alloy of much of that coin was
different from our alloy, so it was neces
sary to assay those foreign coins and see
now much they were worth in our money.
This the mints did, and Congress put
into that act how much a certain foreign
coin was worth in our money. That is
stated in the statute that he accuses me of
leaving out what was unnecessary for me
to state in establishing that our laws made
foreign silver legal tender. [Applause.]
Horr — When you left out the very fact
which showed that a number of foreign
coins were not a legal tender be
cause none were made such ex
cept they came up to a certain
standard. But away on ahead you speak
of 1873. Now up to 1873 you said that they
made all of these a legal tender. Did you
think so? Here is the low of 1857 passed
upon that same subject, when they de
clared that none of them should be legal
tender and required the mints of the
country to melt them up and recoin them
all, and repeated the very law that he has
been talking about. [Applause.] That is
the fact about it.
Mr. Harvey— Mr. Horr accuses me of
misrepresentation. Now I never have at
tempted yet in dealing with the public or
any one else to mislead them, and in deal
ing with this financial question I have
looked at both sides of the question to
judge it from its merits. But I will settle
one question of misrepresentation that I
am charged with right here, because it set
tles several at once and will leave Mr. Horr
to explain something. In reading this
section that I quoted in the book as to
foreign coin, he asks why I did not put
gold in along with silver and said that the
statute so read, gold and silver, and that
I had stated gold. Now, I call Mr. Horr's
attention to the statute that I quoted, and
gold is not in it. It says silver only. [Ap
A man is not guilty of misrepresentation
every time somebody accuses him of it.
On that same page it was said that the
statement made by the gold advocates that
only $8,000,000 of silver was in circulation
prior to 1873 was not true and that instead
of $8,000,000 in silver being in circulation
prior to 1873 there was $105,000,000 in silver
in circulation prior to that time coined at
our own mints.
Now he says that $105,000,000 was not
correct. What is the correction? I did
make a mistake. The Treasurer had made
a mistake in the book that I copied it from.
When he corrected the mistake six months
afterward it read $143,000,000. [Applause.]
That is the only misrepresentation that
the book is accused of. We underestimate
that which is in our favor. We think that
is a better quality than to exaggerate that
which is in our favor.
The debate was adjourned to 10 o'clock
BAXTLIXG WITH QUAY.
There la a Great Struggle to Gain Con
trol in Pennsylvania.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17—Senator
Quay is makinjr a desperate light to retain
his leadership of the Pennsylvania Repub
licans, but the odds seem to be against
him. Never before was there such a for
midable combination as that which exists
to-day to defeat him. The men who are
antagonizing Quay are themselves trained
politicians and very rich. Defeat to them
means a great deal. It is easy to be seen
that if Wanamaker, Hastings, Magee and
Gilkeson lose this battle they too will be
retired from active politics, for a period at
any rate. The fight to down Mr. Quay has
developed into a boodle contest. It is
boodle against boodle.
Quay's opponents, it is said on the very
best authority, have raised a pool of $250,
--000 for campaign purposes, and now
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1895.
comes a story that Senator Quay and his
friends will raise a $500,000 campaign fund.
There is no doubt that the protectionists
of Pennsylvania owe more to Senator
Quay than to any other man in the
United States. Ever since he first entered
the Senate he has been their faithful
The Senator has appealed to these men
to come to his aid in this, his hour of dis
tress, and they would be ingrates if they
did not barken to his cry for help. In
formation comes from Philadelphia and
Pittsburg that manufacturers are deter
mined to take off their coats to save their
If Martin and his crowd succeed in beat
ing Quay, the latter has a sure way of get
ting even. At the last session of the Penn
sylvania Legislature (which is Mr. Quay's
Legislature) a resolution to Lexow the city
of Philadelphia was passed and a commit
tee to do the investigating was appointed.
No appropriation to carry on the investiga :
tion was, however, made, and the commit
tee of which State Senator Penrose, Mr.
Quay's personal and political friend, is
chairman, has never held a session.
Now, it is said, some of Quay's friends
will imitate the example of the Chamber
of Commerce in New York in the matter
of the Lexow committee and furnish funds
with which to proceed with the investiga
tion. Quay and .Penrose know exactly
where to go to look for corruption in Phila
STEVEXSOir AND CRISP.
A Ticket for Which Potent Influences Are
at Work in the South.
NEW YORK, N. Y M July 71.— A special
from Atlanta, Ga., says:
Potent influences are at work to secure
the nomination of Adlai E, Stevenson for
President and ex-Speaker Crisp for Vice-
President. If it prove that Vice-President
Stevenson cannot get the nomination the
delegates from Georgia, Alabama and Mis
sissippi will favor the nomination of Secre
tary of the Treasury Carlisle. W. A.
Hemphiil of the Atlanta Journal andJ.
VV. Anderson of Covington, two leading
editors and politicians, are supporting Ste
venson, although neither the Journal nor
the Star has been committed directly to a
Stevenson and Crisp ticket.
IGyOBES THE COMMITTEE.
Senator Ulackburn Preparing for a
Single- Handed Struggle.
LEXINGTON, Ky., July 17.— Senator
Blackburn is determined to fight his own
battles regardless of the acts of the Demo
cratic Committee which adjourned on
Thursday at Louisville. He was here
"I shall win this fight," he said, "the
gold men cannot prevent it, hard as they
are trying. The right has now narrowed
itself down between myself and a Republi
can. I will be Senator or a Republican
will succeed me. I have now some thirty
nominees who are bound to win.' 1
WILL ACT ON SILVER.
Missouri Democrat* to Call a financial
, . ■ ' Convention* &'('}--. r ~ V
ST. LOUIS, , Mo., July 17.— The Demo
cratic State Committo met this morning
arid after two hours' discussion decided to
call a State convention :to consider the
financial question. The proceedings were
carried on behind. closed doors. ; ,
It is known that the committee was
almost unanimous in favor of the conven
tion. Chairman Moffitt strenuously Op
posed it, but on a vote it was carried by 7
to 2. The date has not yet been set.
AX ELECTRIC WIRE PARTED.
One Man liurned to Death and Three
Other l'*raona ttadly Injured.
CHICAGO, 111.. July 17.— 8y the parting
of an electric wire on Sherman avenue,
Evanston. to-night, one man was killed
and three other persons were seriously
injured. The dead: William J. Pearce,
3o years old. The injured: Louis Ander
son, Ruth Hart and Mrs. T. M. Walker.
Miss Hart received a very severe shock,
and it is doubtful if she will recover.
The shock which killed Pearce was con
ducted through an iron fence against
which he was standing. Mrs. Walker re
ceived a shock while she was giving assist
ance to Pearce, and the other two stumbled
over the wire. All were badly burned by
Yet Smuggling Chineae.
DETROIT, Mich., July 17. — Herbert
Johnson of Windsor, released only two
months ago aft«r serving a term for smug
gling Chinese from Canada, was arrested
at the deDOt to-day while in the act of
smuggling four Cninese over in a sleeping
UNCLE SAM -"THEY'RE AFTER ME - A LONG WATS AFTER.'* "
IDrawn by a "Call" artist from an engraving in the New York Recorder.}
IS NOT A CANDIDATE.
General Harrison Says
He Will Not Accept
FOR THE PRESIDENCY.
Refused an Invitation to Go to
HE IS NO LONGER IN POLITICS.
But Major Poole Denies That Such
a Statement Was Made to
SYRACUSE, N. V.. Jnly 17.— A dispatch
from Old Forge, N. V., says that Benjamin
Harrison made the statement in the pres
ence of Congressman Poole of Syracuse
and Joseph I. Sayles of Rome, N. V., that
under no circumstances will he become a
candidate for the Presidency. The object
of their visit was to invite Mr. Harrison to
attend the G. A. R. encampment at Syra
cuse, which invitation the ex-President
refused to accept.
Mr. Harrison is reported to have saia to
"Major, I will tell you why I do not care
to go to Syracuse at the time you want me
to. If I go anywhere now and make a
speech those who are candidates for the
Presidency will say that I am a candidate
for that office and am going for political
purposes. I am not a candidate for the
Presidency, have not been and will not
be. Ido not want the office and would
not accept it."
At a late hour to-night Major Poole, who
had just returned from Old Forge, was
seen by a reporter of The United Press and
told of the press dispatch which stated
that Benjamin Harrison had broken the
silence, which until now had been main
tained, regarding hia candidacy for the
Presidency, by declaring to Major Poole
that under no circumstances would he ac
cept a renomination.
When asked whether the ex-President
had made this positive assertion, Major
Poole said :
"General Harrison did not in my pres
ence in any way, directly or indirectly, al
lude to the possibility of his entering the
race for the nomination."
He said toe General gave as his reason
for declining the invitation to speak in
Syracuse was that he received many invi
tations from different quarters to take part
in various celebrations and demonstra
tions, but as he could not accept one and
refuse the rest he would be unable to at
tend the gathering of the Grand Army
veterans in Syracuse.
THIS IS FROM FLORIDA.
A 'Thrilling Snake Story for Wheelmen
of the World.
BARLOW, Fla., July 17— Josiah Mur
daugh and two companions were riding on
their bicycles near here to-day when Mur
daugh saw a monster rattlesnake in front
of him. He drove his bicycle over the
snake but the reptile managed to twine
itself about the spokes of the rear wheel
and proceeded to strike Murdaugh in the
back. At every revolution of the wheel,
the snake would strike viciously at the
rider. Murdaugh's Jiorriried companions
screamed to him, and the rider, shrieking,
"I am bit," tumbled off the wheel in a
His companions came up and found that
the snake had been striking the broad
leather belt that Murdaugh wore about his
body. The snake's last stroke had been so
powerful that it couldn't withdraw it's
fangs from the belt, and the reptile was
found thrashing its tail about Murdaugh's
legs. The snake was killed and Murdaugh
revived, but he was deathly sick from fright
for several hours. The snake was six feet
long and had sixteen rattles and the usual
button. It's fangs were nearly an inch
long. The leather belt saved Murdaugh's
FITJB ENGINEERS SCAZDED.
Bursting of a Steam Pipe on the Tor
NEW LONDON, Conk., July 17.—Mis
fortune eeems to have been the lot of the
torpedo-boat Ericcson since it came to New
London from the lowa Iron Works, Du
buque, a year ago, but none of the acci
dents have been as serious as that which
occurred to-day when the boat was in
Long Island Sound and when the star
board low-pressure cylinder was wrecked,
breaking the steam pipe connecting with it
ana scalding live of the ten men on the
The scalded men are: John Stanley, en
gineei, Dubuque, lowa. ; William Merwin,
machinist, Dubuque, Iowa; David Cody,
Jersey City, N. J. ; Joseph Hamilton, New
York, and Austin Williams, New York.
The last three are junior engineers.
Quantities of white lead and boiled oil
was applied to the scalded men to relieve
their pains by excluding the air from the
exposed flesh. Lieutenant R. N. Usher,
U. S. N., and Superintendent Hopkins of
the lowa Iron Works were on the deck of
the steamer at the time of the accident,
and the others were all below.
GYPSIES FROM GUARYRA.
Arrival of an Interesting Band
With Plenty of
Nearly a Hundred of the Vene
zuelan Wanderers Headed for
NEW YORK, N. V., July 17.— The Red
Line steamship Philadelphia, which ar
rived to-day, brought a motley cargo.
There were 8000 liides, 9000 sacks of coffee,
two cages of young monkeys, lots of tropi
cal birds, forty-five turtles and about 100
The gypsies were ihe most interesting
lot of foreigners that have landed here in
some time. The first officer said that
they had come from Guaryra, and, except
that a few of them were going to San
Francisco, he knew nothing about their
destinations. They had thousands of dol
lars, which they carried in gold in bags.
On the trip some trouble arose about
money matters between the caotain and
one of their leaders, whereat the latter
drew out a couple of bags of gold, which he
scattered defiantly about the pilot-house.
They were dressed in a way which for
display of color surpassed anything to be
seen in Mulberry bend. They wore polka
dot shirts, red bandannas and striped
trousers. They wore below the ordinary
stature, and had bronzed faces and Jong
black hair. Altogether they were a happy
lot, and did not seem much disturbed by
the crowd which gathered to watch them.
Th«re was one man of about 50 years, who
seemed to be the leader. The rest of the
party was composed of young men and
women and a horde of children between
the ages of 5 and 10 years with two or three
babies and a dog to complete the assort
CATTLE WELL INSPECTED.
There la Ao Xecesxihj of Local Intpec-
tars lieing Appointed.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 17.— A com
mittee representing the Kansas City Live
Stock Exchange appeared before the Mayor
and Council of Kansas City, Kans., and en
tered a protest against the appointment of
a livestock and meat inspector for that
city. This committee explained that the
force of inspectors of the United States
Bureau of Animal Industry and of the
Kansas Sanitary Board were giving the
most rigid inspection to beef and there was
no necessity for a local inspector. Under
the present system it was maintained that
it was impossible for diseased animals to
get to the packing or slaughter houses or
to be loaded on cars for shipment to other
The Mayor and Council discnssed the
question at length, but no action was
JTr-avifat in Forty Year**
PEORIA, 111., July 17.— The heaviest
rain in forty years fell here to-day and has
greatly inconvenienced the railroads. One
thousand feet of track on the Peoria and
Pekin Union at Droves, across the river,
washed out, while considerale damage of
the same character was done on tne
Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis, Feoria, De
catur and Evansville, Vandalia and
Chicago, and Burlington and Quincy,
delaying trains greatly, but no accidents
occurred so far as known. The streams
in thi3 vicinity are running bank full,
but if no more rain falls the various
trains will be running on time to-morrow.
WORKED AMOXG VBIMIXTALS.
Seventh-Day Adrentists Harshly Treated
CHATTANOOGA, Temj., July 17.— A1l
interest in Rhea County, East Tenneessee,
is centered in the dealings of the State
with the colony of Seventh-day Adventists
in the county limits. In the second trial
of the Adventists a few weeks since eight
leading members of this section were found
guilty of desecrating Sunday and were
fined. Although abundantly able they re
fused to pay the fines, and all went to jail
on sentences requiring the prisoners to
work out their sentences o'a the county
roads. The equivalent in service to the
fines incurred make their terms of im
prisonment range from sixty to eighty
Yesterday they were put to work with
the county convicts on the highway.
Their first task was to assist in building a
bridge across Pine River, near Spring City.
After the completion of this work they
will repair the county roads. Although
associated with criminals of the chain
gang, they wore no chains. The leader of
the band is E. R. Gillett, one of their
elders in the village of Graysville. Elder
Gillett is nearly 70 years old. He volun
teered as a soldier in the Civil war and
served three years.
ACCUSED HT MRS. PIETZEL.
Holmes Charged With, Killing Her Hus
band ami Children.
CHICAGO, 111., July 17.— Mrs. Benja
min T. Pietzel, who is in this city, is sat
isfied now that the bodies found buried in
Toronto are those of her two missing
daughters. She believes that Holmes
killed them, that he murdered their father,
and that he also took the life of the young
son, who cannot be found.
TORONTO, Oxt., July 17.— At the Piet
zel inquest to-day, before Coroner John
ston, nothing of importance was developed,
the medical testimony not being ready.
WILL GET HER DIVORCE
Mrs. Corbett Presents Proofs
of Her Husband's
Champion Jim May Have to Con
tinue Contributing: One Hun
dred a Week.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 17.— The suit
of Mrs. Ollie Corbett for absolute divorce
upon the statutory grounds from her hus
band, James J. Corbett, the champion
heavy-freight pugilist of the world, came
up again this morning before Referee Ed
ward Jacobs. Mrs. Corbett was on hand.
She looked cheerful and chatted and
laughed with Mr. Hummel, her lawyer, in
an animated fashion. Mr. Hummel had
an extract from a Cincinnati paper telling
of the visit of the pugilist and Mrs. Cor
bett to that city on April 23 last. Mrs.
Corbett says she was in New York City at
this particular time and it was "Vera"
who was with her husband and passed as
Miss King was again called and testified
that she heard Mr. Corbett introduce
Vera as his wife, and saw other acts of
undue familiarity between Corbett and
Vera, as well as registering at Corning,
Ohio, as man and wife.
Mr. Hummel then announced that he
had been directed not to produce the separ
ation papers, as they contained matters
which were not necessary for publication.
He asked that if the referee should direct
that Mrs. Corbett was entitled to an abso
lute divorce, that $100 a week, the same
sum as allowed in the separation papers,
should be allowed to her by Corbett during
the term of her natural life.
Lawyer Sullivan offered no objection to
this. Then Mr. Hummel asked that the
■hearing be adjourned until Friday, July
26, in order that he might apply for a rov
ing commission to get evidence of Cor
bett's improper acts in Pittsburg and Cin
cinnati. The referee accordingly ad
journed the case to that date.
NINE MINERS IMPRISONED
Disastrous Cave-In and Prob
able Loss of Life in
Those Penned In by the Debris Yet
Live and Men Are Digging
to the Rescue.
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich., July 17.— A
disastrous cave-in, with a probable loss of
life, occurred on the first level of the Pew
abic iron mine late this afternoon. Nine
miners were imprisoned by the cave-in
and it is feared some of them were c r ushed
The fall of heavy rock, carrying with it
the timbers of the chamber, came without
warning. The disaster occurred just after
the bell had rung for the men to quit
work, and fortunately most of the miners
had reached the surface.
A large rescue crew went to work at
once, but their progress through the mass
of broken rock and timber, which is forty
feet deep, is necessarily slow. It will be
fully twelve hours before a passage can be
cleared and the imprisoned miners
reached. The fact that some of the un
fortunate miners were still alive was soon
Shortly after the rescuers began work on
the big pile of debris, faint knockings were
heard on the air pipe which connects with
the room in which the men were im
prisoned. This spurred the rescuers to
greater energy, and the work will be
pushed all night.
Of the men imprisoned two are Scandi
navians, two Cornishraen and five are Ital
ians. The names of but three of them
have been ascertained. They are John
Johnson, Stephen Bowden and Frederick
Mebb. It is not known how many of the
imprisoned miners are alive, but the mine
officials believe all the men will be found
safe and well. The monetary loss will be
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THROUGH THE BRIDGE
Terrible Plunge of a
Freight Train in
MANY WENT TO DEATH.
AM the Cars, the Crew and
Several Tramps Fell Fifty
AN AGED TRESTLE COLLAPSED.
Three Weeks Ago Workmen Were
Put to the Task of Rebuilding
DENVER, Colo., July 17.— A most' ap
palling accident occurred on the Santa Fe,
near Monument, at 11 o'clock this morning.
Local freight train No\ 46, consisting of
twenty cars heavily laden with lumber and
stone, plunged through the bridge a quar
ter of a mile west of that place, burying
beneath the debris the train crew, a num
ber of tramps and several bridge carpen
ters, who were at work repairing the
Wreckage crews were quickly dispatched
from Denver and Pueblo, and a special
train was sent out from Colorado Springs
with physicians, and these with the citi
zens of Monument worked heroically until
a late hour this evening rescuing the dead
and injured. Fully 150 feet of the trestle
went down with the train.
The killed: JimChilders, foreman bridge
gang; Mrs. Cooper, wife of stationary en
gineer; unknown tramp.
Fatally injured: Mark Winchers, en
gineer freight train; D. N. Irby, brake
Seriously injured — James Neal. Charles
Halley, Frank Shaw, Wallace Cooper,
Charles Van Merter, Tom Smith and Joe
Williams, tramps who were beating their
way; J. W. Cole, C. C. Carpenter, Thomas
Stenhouse and Charles Sargent.
The dead were taken to Colorado
Springs, where a Coroner's inquest will be
held. The wounded were also removed to
Colorado Springs and placed in hospitals
As the engine neared the south end, the
workmen underneath saw the bridge rock
and shouted an alarm to their comrades.
Before the danger could be realized the
engine and twenty cars came crashing
through, burying those who could not get
out of the way beneath the crushing
Mrs. Albert Cooper, wife of the engineer
of the bridge gang, was sitting in a shaded
place under the bridge. Her husband
shouted to her, but the noise of the cars
drowned his voice.
The bridge was across a gulch a quarter
of a mile from town. It was fifty feet higU
and about 300 feet long. It has been a
source of anxiety to the townspeople, and
when, three weeks ago, a gang of work
men was sent here to rebuild the bridge,
a great relief was experienced by the
It will be several days before repairs can
be made that will permit the passage of
KILLED HIS FORMER WIFE
Deed Committed by a Jealous
Man While Crazed by
After Shooting and Wounding a
Pursuer the Murderer Com
MILLER, Nebk., July 17.— News was re
ceived here to-day of a terrible tragedy
that took place last night in the little town
of Pleasanton in this county. Sometime
ago the wife of Joseph Wickman secured a
divorce from him, being unable to stand
the treatment to which she had been sub
jected by him. He had brooded over the
matter, ana frequently, when under the
influence of liquor, he had made threats
against his former wife.
Last night he drank until he had become
crazy drunk. He armed himself with a re
volver and went to seek his divorced wife.
When he finally found her he at once
opened fire on her. She started to run,
but had gone only a few steps when she
fell to the ground, dead, with a bullet
through her brain.
A neighbor who had witnessed the
shooting started toward Wickman, but the
latter began firing at him and shot him in
the arm. Then Wickman ran for the
brush, into which he disappeared.
The wounded man called for assistance
and soon a large number of men were in
pursuit of the murderer. They approached
the brush where he had last been seen
with great caution, expecting every minute
to have him fare.
But they were not molested, and when
they reached the place they understood
the cause of his silence, for he lay dead
with his throat cut from ear to ear. He
had evidently killed himself as soon aa lit
had reached the spot.
BXOBMS IX ILLINOIS.
Great Damage Ifone by Winds and
JACKSONVILLE, 111., July 17.— For
about an hour to-day this locality experi
enced one of the heaviest downpours of rain
ever known. The rain was accompanied
by a strong wind and hailstones as large
as hickory nuts. In the city small damage
was done, while six miles west of here,
at Markham. on the Wabash Railroad, the
storm was raore furious. That vicinity
was visited by a veritable cloudburst, and
the wind blew a perfect gale, demolishing
trees, fences and small buildings. The
telegraph wires were all prostrated. But
meager reports have been received up to
this evening, but it is not thought many
lives were lost, though many narrow es
capes from injuries are reported.
Populitta of Mnstachvaetti.
BOSTON, Mass., July 17.— The State con
vention of the People's party was held in
this city to-day. The committee on cre
dentials'reported 164 delegates present.