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Pull man is back from Oastle Rest and New port, but he declines to be interviewed on the events which have absorbed the publio mind and from which be hid him self away last June. His home is stiil guarded by private watchmen, who lounge around tbe lawn and keep watch on anyone who stops to glance at the abiding place oi the president of the $36,000,000 corporation. Vice-President Wickes, the trusted lieutenant of the marquis, and General Manager Brown of the Pullman works called at the Prairie avenae mansion. They were recognized by tbe watchmen, and were soon inside in conference with their chief for several hours, dißonssing the situation at tbe shops and formulat ing plans ior the future". It is presumed that action will be de termined for evicting tbs strikers from the company's houses. The Post prints the following from Pullman: Pullman's tenants will be evicted. Vice-President Wickeß said so today. Tbe company claims that it must find houses ior its employees to live in, and as the strikers have been camping in tbe Pullman fiats without paying a cent of rent for the last three months, they must get ont. Tbis move is the very last in the strike, and it will forever dis comfit tbe strikers. The company's houses cover about 3000 people at present. These 3000 con sist of the striking workmen and their families. There are about 1000 new men in tbe shops that have families and that desire to live near their work. The old employees must make way fur the new ones. "Will the Pullman company evict the tenants?" Mr. Wickes was asked today. "Something of that kind must be done," be replied. "We must find quarters for our new employees." "Have you taken any steps yet in the matter?" "No, not yet; bat we will soon do so." "When?" "1 can't say exactly when, but very soon." Mr. Wickes spoke in a manner from which one might gather that the law yers were already looking about and would be prepared at any minute to go ahead with the work of eviction. "Will it not be a troublesome busi ness?" "Ob, I don't know. I suppose it can be done easily enough. It mußt be done anyhow." Eviction is the very last thing the people have looked for. One woman on Fulton street said: "Surely, they will not put ns out. Where would we go? We have not money enongh to bny a bnshelof coal. Wo have no clothes, and the American publio will not stand by and see a thousand families rendered homeless." But that is undoubtedly what must be done, for it is necessary tbat the company take decisive action. The out look for the present population of "the model town" ia not lull of cheer. In fact it is desperate. STRIKING BUTCHERS. Troops Guarding the racking Hnn.ee aud Maintaining order. Omaha, Ang. 10.—Several more com panies of troops from tbe interior of the state arrived tonight and were at once rushed into South Omaha. Tbe strikers are quiet and offer little opposition to the soldiers. But the troops have not relaxed their vigilance on the peaceful appearance oi things, and squads oi sol diers constantly patrol the streets, and a gatiing gun is nnlimbered at the inter section of the two principal streets where it can swsep in all directions. Several of tha members of the strikers' executive oommittee expressed them selves as being perfectly satisfied that the troops had been called ont, but the men on the street did not take as kindly to it as did tbe committee. They say it waa not necessary to bring in soldiers, and privately intimate they will have revenge. "Just wait nntil these soldiers are sent home," said one of the men, "and we will see who comes out on top." The troops have been ridiculed by some of the strike sympathizers, and in one or two instances hisses were heard as tbey patrolled the streets. The sol diers took it good naturedly. Considerable comment has been oc casioned by tbe action of tbe sheriff in not controlling the mob without the as eietuc.ee of the militia. The deputies in citizens' clothes were as helpless to con trol the mob as any ordinary citizen. They were laughed to scorn by the strikers, and were obliged to allow things to take their course. Upon the arrival of the troops the dep uties were withdrawn and started for Omaha. The soldiers had only to say the word and the men gave way withont resistance. Everything was ordinarily quiet thia morning, there being no demonstration of auy kind. Tbe aoldiera firmly took charge, and their authority was not questioned. A crowe of 300 strikers assembled just out of reach of the picket reserve ot the soldiers, and the eggreeasive action on the part of the guards was met with dsriaive jeers. Members oi tbs militia during the day scattered through the town*) bat fonnd life a burden because of the sarcastic remarks dropped, and gladly returned to tbe improvised barrackH at the ex change. Men would purposely run into them nnd then beg pardon. Pickett were stationed along the line from the tracks to the exchange to sound alarms If necessary. The executive committee of 16 of the strikers beld a session today. For the last two aays the committee has been at work in a systematic way to raise funds to carry on tbe Btrike. "You can say that we are now in a financial condition to carry on the strike for a year if necessary," said Secretary Flood. When asked in what manner tbe funds are to be raised, ho said a portion waa raised by assessments, but most by donations. "What effect will the arrival of stato troops have on the men who are out?" was asked. "It ia just what we want. The com mittee has been working for peace and quiet ever since the walk out, and now we will get it," answered Mr. Flood. "We are perfectly satisfied with the order. There are only a few of our men who have created any disturbance, and now it will be Btopped entirely. One thing ia certain, the men can hold out as long as tbe packers can, and we propose to hold out until we win." The packers will continue business to morrow, and do not anticipate any far ther trouble. All the saloons in the city have been closed by the governor's or der. STATE OF TRADE, Ad valine In Corn on Aoconnt of Dronght. Business Improving. New Yokk, Aug. 10.— R. G. Dun & Co.'c weekly review of trade tomorrow will say: The advance in corn discloses a gen eral belief that the injury to this most important crop has been so great as to affect materially the traffic of railroads, the demand for manufactured products and tbe cost of meats for the coming year. Unless the markets revive or are entirely deceived, our country will have a real calamity in the loss of something like 51)0,000,000 bushels of corn, and this loss consumers have to Bhare through the advance of 14 cents in two weeks and 0 cents since Friday of last week. Neither official or unofficial statements as yet preclude the hope that tbe iota may prove lees serious, bat at current prices 1,50.1,000 bushels would cost as much as 2,000,000 bushels would have cost a fortnight ago. Wheat has risen 3}.. cents in the two weeks and '2., cents daring the week, although western receipts have been 5,223,12S bushels, against 3,162,694 last year. Atlantic exporta are still about half as large as a year ago, 1,309,485 bushels, against 2,734,884 last year. Pork products are a little stronger, as is natural. Cotton has twice risen and again de clined a sixteenth, with increasing prospects of a very large yield, closing withont obt, tge for the week. The iron and steel manufacturers re ceived a great increase of nearly 3000 tonsi't weekly output in July, and the production is 115,350 tons weekly, about 11,000 tons less than in April, but UOUO tons more than a year ago, when tho prostration had reached ite worst. The .decrease in unsold stocks wae only 0137 tons for the month, showing A consump tion in manufacture not quite equal to the present ontput. Prices sustain this view, having been changed only in the direction ot weakness. The disappoint ed demand for finished product is still the main factor. The business in boots end shoes is strong aud healthy, though conspicu ously oonlined to medium and low priced articles, such aa 75c shoes for men and 55 to 00c shoes for women, Dutship ments from Boston have been in two weeks 166,693 cases, against 122,820 last year. The sales of wool would have been large, according to reports from the dif ferent markets, if there had been enlli cient stocks available, but amounted to 7,023,400 oounus at three eastern mar kets, against 0,220,700 pounds two years ago. The failures for the five weeks ending August Ist showed liabilities of $12,144, --7e3, of which $5,02(1,604 were of manu facturing nnd $5,220,247 of trading con cerns. The failures during the past week have been 251 in the United states, against 304 last year, and 54 in Canada, against 250 last year. STRUCK ItV LIGHTNING. Seven Boys Killed and a Dozen Injured at Do Kalb, Tom. De Kai.b, Tax., Aug. 10.—About 3 p. m. a crowd of boys met on a email prairie about nine miles south of here, and were playing ball. A shower came np during the game and they ran to a large oak tree. Lightning struck tho tree and the following were killed out right: John Jacobs, Walter Atchley, Tom Blanchard, Will Rentley, John Jackson, Cbriß Petty and Will Walsh. About a dozen others were hurt nnd it is thought some of them will die. A Fatal Windstorm. LsBBBURO, Va., Aug. 10.—A heavy windßtorm which blew over Loudon county, Va., yesterday evening, struck a big teut at I'urcellville, near here, in which several good people were attend ing a temperance meeting, and caused it to crash down ou the people. John Nioholas, a young man of Philomon', Va., was struck by the big oenter pole and instantly killed. C. VV. Scholey, 19 years old, of Norfolk ; Mrs. Dunbar, Mrs. Peacock, and Mrs. Samuel Leslie were seriously injured. Tho Tandem Record Broken. MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. 10.— T. J. Titus Of New York, and L. A. Cabanne ot" St. Louie, tbis afternoon broke the world's bioycle record for the tandem, by riding the" fastest mile ever covered by ridere paced by wheel. Their time for the mile was 1 :52 4 5, with the quarters : 0 :28?4, 0:57.: and 1:25 Hat, respectively. If unable to visit the beach use Turks' Island sea salt, the best substitute for a sea bath at home. Two and a half pound package for 10 cents. Oil" & Vaughu'H drug store, Fourth and Bering. Tooth brashes. A complete line, end we sell them at 10, 15, 20, 25, 36, 40 and 50 eta., and guarantee every brush. Lit tleboy'e pharmacy, 311 S. Spring st. A HORRIBLE HOLOCAUST. Details of the Disaster at Lincoln, Neb. The Number of Fatalities Now Placed at 24. Most of the Bodies Burned Beyond Recognition. The Catastrophe Undoubtedly Caused by Trsln-Wr.sk.ri-Stories of Survivors A Frightful Mass of Debris. By the Associated Press. Lincoln. Neb., Ang. 10.—It was nearly dark tbis evening bsfore the frightful mass of debris, occupying the ravine where the Hock Island express was wrecked and burned a few miles south of this city last night, had cooled Bufli ciently to enable the large crowd gath ered at the place in the hope of learning something of the fate of friends or rela tives to inspect the charred mass in de tail, but any hope that may have been entertained of securing from the great ash pit information as to tbe identity of those who lost their lives, was soon blasted. The tons of water thrown on the twitted relics of the train and the bed of embers bad been insufficient to prevent every vestige of combustible matter from being destroyed, occasion ally a charred skull or a partially burned human bone was raked from tbe bed of the furnace, but nothing more remained to tell the tale of those who went down with the ill-fated train, and time will be required to determine just how many persons were lost in the wreck. Tbe list of killed and injured, as fur nished by the coroner tonight, swells the fatalities to 24, and it as follows: KILLED. Dr. C. H. Pinney, Counoil Blnffs. J. D. Matthews, a commercial man, Omaha. Harry Moore, Kansas City. Ike Depew, engineer, Conneil Bluffs. W. O. Hambell, lawyer, F'sirbury. Neb. C. D. Stannard, conductor, St Joseph. John Munger, grain dealer, Omaha. H. K. Peters, merchant, Council Bluffs. F.. H. fterncke, lawyer, Lincoln. Two unknown farmers. Five unknown men. Charles Unruh, mother and son, Jen sen, Neb. A. B. Edloe, merchant, Pawnee, Neb. M. Beavor, F» nee. Two unknown -tinners from Jensen. Those tnarke 1 as unknown were pas sengers known to be on the train and unaccounted for. lnjuied: 001, 0. J. Biiss, Second regiment Ne braska National guards, Fairbury, deep flesh wound left leg. Henry C. Foote, brakeman, Council Bluffs, leg broken. Jay McDowell, l'airbnry, legs cat, O. H. Herry, mail cl*.k, Kearney, Neb., badly bruised and cut. F. F. Scott, express messenger, in jured internally. Mrß. Fish, badly bruised. O. S. Bell, traveling man, Lincoln, in ternal injuries. J. E. l'netz, traveling man, Lincoln, internal injuries. A passenger named Somerhill, hurt about head. Mrs. Fritz and sister-in-law, Lincoln, brnised. The body of Dr. Pinney was found in the wreckage this afternoon, and al though fearfully burned and merely a mass of charred flesh, it was recognized by papers which escaped destruction. He was a prominent physician. From the confused tangle of conflict ing stories told by excited eye witnesses, it has been •.! finitely ascertained that only one man met his death in the flames. The low moaning which had been heard in the ruins of the smoker had ceased before the flames reached it, and the presumption is that all its un fortunate oceupauls were dead. One victim whose name will never be known, lay under tho tender, the upper end ol which lay across his thighs, crushing tbemiuto the hard gravel. As Colonel Bills approached be begged pit eously to be released and saved from the flames. Colonel Bills is a man of nerve and decision, but he was con ironted by a terrible alternative. To move the tender was impossible, and tbe long tongues of hungry llames were reaching out greedily for their victims. For an instant he thought that only one of the man's legs was pinned down and thought uhout amputating it. Then be saw that both were fast, and while he paused for a moment, a gutt of wind drove the flames aud smoke on him, blistering bis face aud scorching hie clotheß. Before be could recover him eelf, the long liery tongues oi llames had wrapped about the victim and stiiled hia screams. Aa the Rock Island has offered a re ward of $10UU for the apprehension ot the wreckers, the county and etate will be usked to add to tha reward. Col. .'. C. Bills, treasurer of the Na tional Guard association of the United States, was one oi the fortuuale passen gers, and hia story is as follows: "Jay McDowell and myself were seated in the middle of the car, and, as we discovered the train was likely to go over the trestle, McDowell started down the aisle. I called to him to eit down, and the next instant the crash came. The engine went over first and tne smoker on top ol it, aud the rear coach, in which we were seated, jammed down on the other. The car was crowded with passengers and we were forced along the bncits of seats in front of us and all but McDowell and myself were horribly mangled. Aa coon as possible we climhed through a window, and in 15 minutes succeeded in extricating nine persona who wero jammed in the deb ris. Hearing the ehrieks and cries for help on all sides, I left McDowell and rau three miles across thecountry to the penitentiary without making a stop. I uad Warden Beeuer telephone the po lice department and they responded promptly and nobly with patrol car riages and physicians." Colonel Bills says that two men in the front of the chair car were killed, being burned horribly. He thinks it would be impossible for a single man to have eecaped from tbe smoking car. It fell headforemost on the engine and the chair car which followed, flattened it. E. H. Xehncko, of Lincoln, and Henry Paterson, of Council Bluffs, are no donbt in the ruins. They were at Spragne yeaterday and exoected to re turn last night. The operator at Martell says two Germans flagged the train at his Btation, a mile from Sprague, and they are very probably the men. The work of clearing tbe tracks ia progressing slowly. The Union Pacific ie now open and the Rock Island trains are going out over the Burlington and Missouri. Conductor Stannard of St. Joseph, leaves a wife and two eons. Ike Depew, engineer, leaves a wife and daughter. W. O. Hamble, of Fairbury, a well known citizen of that town, leaves a wife. There are two theories as to the wrecking of the train, it being conceded that the train was deliberately derailed by the removal of tbe rails for a part of the way across the trestle. There is plenty of evidence to prove this is a fact. A fish plate and the bar with which it had been wrenched loose were found near the trestle after the wreck occurred. One theory is that etrikers from South Omaha did the work, be lieving that the state troops, which were to have boarded the train at Fairbury, were on board. The company missed connection, however. This theory is not as generally credit ed as the other, that the element that bas caused co much trouble in Okla homa, who are particularly bitter against the Rock Island, did the job, though why they should have come such a distance to wreck a train that could have been wrecked nearer home, is not explained. Three well dressed men are known to have loft a northbound freighttrain near the bridge last Thursday afternoon, and to have taken a southbound train later in tbe evening, the last train to pass safely over the structure being the one they boarded. The detectives are look ing for them. Harry Foote, the injured brakeman, is the one who advances the theory that the train was maliciously wrecked. Ac cording to bis story a rail was removed on the bridge end the fishplateß and a crowbar were found in tbe grass near by. Tbe evidences were plainly there and , unmistakable. Marks made by a wrench on a loosened rail were plainly visible, and the marks of the crowbar on the crosstiea were there so plain that no lantern was needed to examine them. The wood of the ties was deeply dented where the crowbar had been inserted, and the rails lifted clear off the ties, and the spikes wuich had been pulled out were lying loose on the bridge. Late tonight the remains of Andrew Hansen, a farmer of McPbereen county, Nebraska, were identified by a watch found lying in the midst of the human bonos. All or part of those mentioned by name in the list oi killed have been recovered. The police have arrested a colored man named George Davis, who is sus pected of wrecking the train. Shortly after the wreck ho applied to a hack man and asked to be driven to town. He had been on tbe train and lost his coat. He was seen near the place where the wreck occurred, it is claimed, with a crowbar. The police say they have evidence anflicient to convict him. His motive is not known. A BREAK. FOR LI BIIRTY. Anton. Vital Tries to Kscapa on Hia Way to the Pan. San Francisco, Aug. 10. — Antone Vital under sentence to be hanged at San Quentin, October 12th, for the mur der of a Chinese laundiyman at Lom poc, arrived here on the steamer Mexico this morning, in custody of Sheriff Broughton and Deputy Smith of Santa Barbara. While being taken along F.ast street to ths steamer for San Quentin, Vital made a desperate effort to escape. He was handcuffed to Sheriff Brough ton. With his list, Vital dealt Brough ton a terrific blow and was handling him roughly, and seemed in a fair way to escape when two policemen came to the officer's assistance. It took the com bined efforts of the four men to over power the murderer, who was then taken on board the steamer and chained to a stanchion. Broughton and Smith were badly braised. MKT HKAD ON. A Fatal Collision of Freight Trains on the Northern Pacific. Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 10.—Two extra freight trains on the Northern Pacific met in a bead-on collision about 15 miles from this city at noon today. l-lagineer L. H. Harmon was instantly killed ; bis fireman, Martin, was so seriously in jured that he ie expected to die, and both engines were badly Binashed np. The accident was the result of a lap order given by an old and tried dis patcher. The eastbound train consisted of 15 cars of lumber and shingles, and tha westbound of 85 dumps of coal. Many of the cars were piled up. The accident occurred on a curvn. Both en gineers nnd firemen jumped. Harmon broke bis neck in bo do ing. Tho dispatcher on whose orders the two trains came together was Frederick 8. Rawlins, who has worked here over a year. He was relieved Irom duty im mediately. Senator Vost Will Katies. Kansas City, Aug. 10. —A Washinctou correspondent writes ns follows: It is nuderstood and accepted as true among MißßOurians that Senator Vest an. not seek re-election. Hon. Champ Clark haa announced hiniseli at* a t-Andidate. Ex-Governor Francis is a standing can didate, and it is understood that ex- Congressman Cleary will also be in the race. Thfl Drniisihc Itrolt.u In lowa. Dks Moines, Aug. 10.—Tito long drought was partially broken today. Rain he 9 been falling here since 7 p. tn. Revolts from other parts of tha state indicate that the rain ie general. TEN PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS. AT SIXES AND SEVENS. A Crisis Reached ia Tariff Affairs. The Situation More Critical Than Ever. Meetings of the Conferees Ended lor the Present. Senator Hill — rplod.e » Bomb la tho Sonata by Moilne That the Coafereee Report Progress. By the Associated Press. Washington, Aug. 10.—A crisis in turn! affairs was reached today, both in the open senate and in tbe secret coun cils of the Democratic tariff conferees. When the conference closed tonight, it waa the understanding that the meetings would be suspended for the present. No time was set for reassembling the con ference tomorrow or thereafter, and it was also Baid farther sessions might no: be necessary in case the senate acted favorably tomorrow on Senator HHPs resolution directing the senate conferees to report the situation of affairs. What was of more Importance, was the feeling expressed by the house con ferees at the close of the conference, that in case the Hill resolution passed—and they believed it would —the conference wonld practically be relieved of its work, and it would remain only for the house to accept the senate bill as • lesser evil, as they believe, than tho McKinley law. These conclusions were reached after tl day of interest and excitement among the tariff leaders. The day opened with the senate propo sition for free sugar still pending before tbe conference. Chairman Wilson and his associates were satisfied that the tender of free Bngar was not made in good faith, and they had therefore re quested the senate confereea to fnrnish a poll of the senate showing that if the proposition were accepted, it would be adopted by tbe senate, and the bill passed. The poll waa considered at soon as the conferees convened. It discloaed that in the event of the acceptance of tbe free sugar amendment, tbe bill as a whole wonld be voted against by 38 Re publicans and by Ssnators Kyle, Alloa and PefTer, Populists, and Caffery and Blanchard, Democrats, a total of 43 votes, or sufficient to defeat it. This poll was made on the best judgment of tbe senate conferees. The house accepted it as showing conclusively that the ten* der of the free sugar amendment, while made in good faith by the senate con ferees, was a means adopted by the con servatives as a means of defeating tariff legislation and leaving the McKinley law in force. fx.Tho disenssion brought out for the first time the statement that tbe defen sive alliance between certain senators had proceeded further than mutual co operation, and was now reduced to a signed agreement. While members of the conference did not claim to have seen the agreement, they stated as a fact that Senators Kyle, Allen, Peffer, Blanchard and Caffery had reduced their understanding to black and white, and had Bigned It to the effect that they would vote against any bill which did not contain a bounty clause for sngar. As free eugar would eliminate the bounty provision, the signed agreement was regarded as showing that the five senators combined with the Republicans would defeat the bill. It was while animated comments were being made on the foregoing conditions that word reached the conference of Senator Hill's coup in the senate. The conference hastily adjourned, the sen ators going on the floor to take part in the debate. Mr. Wilson was not disposed to attach much weight to Senator Hill's move at the start, and said that it would be fu tile, as the senate could not act while the bill was in conference. This feeling was shared to a large extent early in the day by house leaders, who character ized it as one of the "bluffs" wbiah had been made of late to demoralize tha house conferees nnd force them to yield. Later in the day, however, this feeling gave way to one of profonnd concern over the situation and the future of the bill. At 2 p. m. the conference, or a rem nant of it, again assembled, with the Hill resolution and the exciting debate thereon as tbe main topic among them. Little or no attempt wae made to take up items or schedules, the talk being on the sensational general phases devel oped, nnd no progress was made up to 5 o'olock, when the conterees separated without fixing a time for reasasmbllng. Senator Brice, speaking of the aitua tiou tonight, said tbat for the first time he had to admit that the chances for tbe bill are not good, bat he believed that the parliamentary tangle would be etraightened bo that the senate bill could be passed. "Brushing aside all parliamentary cobwebs," he said, "and using common Bense, there is no reason why the house cannot at any time concur in the senate amendments and pata the bill. If the senate Bhould now take some farther ac tion looking to indefinite postponement, it n i. iii complicate affairs." In presenting his resolution calling for a report from the senate conferee! on the tariff bill, Senator Hill did what bas been in contemplation in ons form or ano her for almost a week, It had been held back ; idi-tinitsly in defe ence tt the wish* S'f the senate conferees who have bee/ indisposed to have such a questioV as long as tjiere was »/ .".ope ol reoching an agreement. Ii J jot be ileiinitaly aeeeitained whe/. ; r they gave their us ent to the pro/,;jsdina on the part of Mr. Hill to 1 dayybut the best inlormatiouob a'nabl* jis that while not desiring to evade tt'.c duty of informing the senate o! till status of tho conference, they did noth ing to encourage the decision, and wonUj h ye preferred that Hill's met on be du lerrtd Lr tbe present. The sigAiiticaut points in conneotitt