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NINE KILLED
IN A WRECK
ON THE RAIL
More Than a Score of Passen-
gers Also Receive Injur
ies in the Disaster.
DIETOACLOI'DBI'RST
One Man Dies After Having an Arm
Sawed Off, While Another Vic
tim Was Going to His Wedding.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
WATERLOO, lowa, May 28.— The
/ trough train from Chicago- to Minne- \
polls over the Rock Island and
Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern
railways was wrecked at 1:15 o'clock
this morning at the . crossing of Sink j
Creek, about four miles southeast of
this place. The train consisted of five
coaches, including mail and baggage
cars, smoking car, two passenger
coaches and a sleeper. Nine persons ,
were killed and twenty-three injured.
The list of dead is as follows:
T. ARNOLD, lumberman, Minne- j
apolis.
w. a. Mclaughlin, Muskegon, I
Mich.
R. H. SCHWETTE, Alton, 111.
DAVID HALLO, Minneapolis.
F. S. CARPENTER, St. Louis.
— HAWKINS, Pullman conductor.
GEORGE WAINWRIGHT, train I
conductor.
WILL SCHOLLIAN; Waterloo.
One unknown person.
Among those injured were: S. E.
Bentley, Waterloo, Iowa; Reuben
Odell, Waterloo, Iowa; Herman Klein
Denet, Waterloo, Iowa; S. H. Bassor, j
Waterloo, Iowa; Miss Anna H. Njoss,
Norway, emigrant, right leg badly
bruised; Miss Ostranda Noredy, Nor
wegian, hand and face badly bruised;
Ornon Noredy, Norwegian, serious in
jury to chest; John E. Johnson, Nor
g wegian; serious injury to head and •
r face. The foregoing were all going to !
North Dakota. Jeremiah Murphy of
Ireland, going to Butte, Mont., head in
jured, serious; Mrs. N. E. Myers, Pren
tiss, Wis., head injured, not serious; C.
W. Matthews, Cedar Rapids, lowa,
brakeman, bruised, not serious; J. L. ;
Neel, Minneapolis, knee fractured; R.
L. Colvin, St. Louis, Pullman porter,
slightly injured; Will Schollian of
Waterloo, arm crushed and ampu
tated, will live; B. W. Currington, Chi
cago; W. Burke, Cedar Falls. Iowa;
Curran Neil, Minneapolis; D. .W. Flem
ing, Albert Lea, Minn.; Mrs. Morgan- I
stein, St. Paul; Ala Barba, Tower,
Minn.; George Petrociz, Tower, Minn.;
Arund Aslaksen, Norway, lowa.
A cloudburst had washed the sand
and gra\ - el [bed, leaving the track
unsupported for a stretch of twenty
feet. The rails and ties held together
and there was nothing to indicate the
insecurity i-i the road. The engine
struck the washout and was derailed
in the ditch beside the track and be
hind It the cars were piled in a con- j
fused heap. The mail car toppled over
and was telescoped by the baggage be- '
hind, while the rear end of the baggage
car in turn telescoped the smoker.
The roof of the sleeper plowed its way
through the day coach, while the lower
half of the latter crushed thrc-ugh the
sleeper.
The engineer and fireman jumped
from the train and escaped with slight
4 injuries. Mr. Schwette of Alton, 111.,
" was brought to this city alive, but died
at 8 o'clock. He was badly cut about
the head, and it was evident from the
beginning that his injuries were fatal.
He was on his way to Minneapolis, i
where he was to be married to-day.
He asked his physician to telegraph his
father and his sweetheart. "Tell her,"
he gasped, "that I- have been detained
by a wreck and cannot keep the ap- j
pointment on time. Don't say any
more."
The news was brought to this city
by a mail clerk, the fire whistle was
blown, a switch engine and coach
hastily prepared and a relief train sent
very speedily. The injured passengers
were extricated from the debris and
brought here. Another relief train soon
arrived from Cedar Rapids and lock a !
number of the seriously injured to be
treated in the hospital in that city.
F. J. Day of Allison, lowa, a pas
senger, said: "The train was running
along at a good speed, and at a point
about three or four miles from Water
loo it left the track. The engine and j
baggage car were thrown about ten i
feet. The engineer evidently .had his !
engine under excellent control; as I
never saw such s a sudden stop. The
smoker, where I sat, telescoped the
baggage "car, and I found myself with
the brakeman on the roof of the day
coach."
Will Schollian of Waterloo, who
travels for a St. Louis tobacco house
and makes his headquarters in this j
city, suffered more severely than any i
other of the Waterloo passengers'. He j
was found in the second passenger j
coach, to which he had gone after leav- j
king the smoker, his arm crushed be- i
tween the front end of the sleeper and !
the side of the car holding him fast In
the wreck. He did not lose conscious
ness, but begged that his arm be sawed
off, so as to set him free. When it was
found that there was no possibilty of |
saving the arm, this was done, the am- i
putation being effected by a common j
hand saw. Mr.- Schollian displayed the
utmost fortitude, and after he was re
leased walked to the adjoining farm
house of Mrs. Caroline' Mericle, where
he subsequently died.
Mr. Day, in speaking of the cause of
the accident, said: "There must have
been a waterspout, for a powerful
stream of water washed the dirt out
from under the track for a distance, I
should think, of half a mile. With the
foundation gone there was nothing to
hold up the rails, and as the weight of
the train struck the weak spot, down
and over we went."
BOSTON VETERANS TO
SNUB "FIGHTING JOE"
BOSTON. May 28.— At the close of the
memorial services at the Howard-street
Baptist Church this morning, at which
i ■j.h Hooker Command No. 'j. Union
Volunteer Vnion, was present. Colonel
John Dammera, a member of a Chelsea
crand Army post, severely criticised the
w< axing "f a Confederate badge by Presi
dent McKinley and the action of the B.
W. Kinsley Post. G. A. R-. In asking Gen
eral Wheel, r to deliver a Memorial day
address. Colonel Dammer's remarks were
V ceived with tremendous applause.
r- Colonel Hallet, colonel of the command.
ift<r the meeting that while Colonel
liammer might have been a little radical.
he undoubtedly represented the views of
most of the members and that few of the
latter would be present at the Boston
Theater on Tuesday when General Joseph
Wheeler would speak.
FATHER YORKE
RECEIVED BY
HIS HOLINESS
Incidents of the Audience
Granted the Popular Priest
of San Francisco.
POPE ON JOURNALISM
V
Greatly Interested in the Work in
Behalf of the Catholic Churoh
in America.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
NEW YORK, May 28.— Private ad
vices from Rome state that on May 4
the Pope granted a special and private
audience to Father Yorke of San Fran
cisco. When the Pope received him in
his private room, and, after welcoming
him, took his hand in a fond clasp and
held it so during the entire audience,
he was consoling and rewarding Catho
lic journalism in the United States. "'ln
decorating you I decorate the whole
order," said President Carnot, as he
pinned a medal on the breast of a nurs
ing sister, and in so exceptionally hon
oring Father Yorke the Pope honored
all Catholic journalists of the United
States.
"What can I do for you?" said the
Pope, fondling the hand of Father
Yorke.
"Bless me, Holy Father; bless my •
my .mother, my family and
'friends. "
"Then you are a journalist?"
"Yes, Holy Father, I did what I could
for the defense of the church and the
rights of the sovereign pontiff."
The Pope put inquiries which showed
his close and warm appreciation of the
work of Father Yorke on the Pacific
coast, and elicited the answer: "Yes,
1 spoke to an audience of fifty thou
sand." The Pope threw up his hands,
having loosened hold of the priest's
hand for the first and only time during
the audience.
"You must wield an immense influ
ence," said the Pope, as he marveled
at the large audience of one Catholic
journalist. He proceeded to enlarge
upon the power of the Catholic press.
This done, he said to Father Yorke,
"Are there many Protestant newspa
pers in California?"
"No, Holy Father, the newspapers
are for the greater part merely secular
and neutral. There are only a few
Protestant papers, weekly ones. Dog
matic Protestantism is not strong in
California."
"How did the Catholics help your
work?"
"They helped with great devotion.
Holy Father, and 1 may take the op
portunity of saying that there are no
more loyal children of the see of Peter
than the Catholics of America."
"How are the Protestants disposed
toward the church?"
"Holy Father,, all love the Pope of
great encyclicals."
' When you reach home." -said Leo,
"bless your friends and helpers in my
name. Tell them that the Holy Father
is deeply interested in your work and
that he showed great interest in it
when he spoke to you and that he en
couraged you with all his heart. More
than that, tell them that he encouraged
you and with you all those who helped
you and forwarded your great work,
and that in giving' his paternal bless
ing to you he sent it also through you
to each and all of them. Tell them
this, all this. Be sure you tell them
this, that the Pope blessed you and
blessed them also."
Father Yorke then excused himself
and received the formal act of bless
ing. During the audience the Pope had
to sit motionless. He had displayed no
emotion in his body except at the men
tion of the audience of fifty thousand,
when, impressed with the immensity of
this influence for good, he gesticulated
with his hands and arms, throwing
them up in the air and wide apart.
His health seemed to have in no way
changed for the worse since his illness,
and he gave the impression of a non
agenenian with a length of life in
promise before him.
The advices state that Father Yorke
intends to make a visit to England, re
maining three weeks. He will then
spend three months in Ireland before
setting out for the United States.
There he will do about a fortnight's
I traveling before reaching San Francis
; co in October.
WARDNER STRIKE COSTS
MORE THAN A MILLION
The Miners Themselves and the Gov-
eminent Bear a Large Part of
the Expenses.
BOISE, Idaho, May 28.— to the pres
ent lime the cost of the Wardher riot has
reached the enormous total of $775,000, ajid
the expenses have just commenced. The
most Important item, of course, was the
value of the Bunker Hill plant, worth
$250,000, which the dynamiters destroyed.
Next to that comes the charge of $200,000
loss to the employes of railway and
smelter companies through the shutting
down of ore production of the Coeur
d'Alenes because of the riots. The miners
themselves,- deprived of work through the
shutting down, have lost altogether $175,-
MOO in wages otherwise earned. .
The expense borne by the general gov
ernment in bringing troops hither is es
timated by the military authorities at
$00,000. "The expenses borne thus far by
the State alone have reached over $30,000.
To defend the union miners under arrest
the Western Federation of Miners has
collected a fund of $10,000. and it Is un
derstood to be on the verge of raising
$00 000 more. Immense as are the expenses
already accrued, they will be added to
immensely by : the costs of the coming
trial and the maintenance of martial law,
at it will be impossible at best 1 to repair
the loss for anything like $1,000,000.
NEW YORK. Ma" 28.— Central Fed
erated Labor Union to-day received a re-
Div from the War Department to the in
(luirles it made as to whether the depart
ment was responsible for General Merri
am's action in the Coeur d'Alene mining
district The letter says In part: "Gen
eral Merrinm WHS ordered to Coeur
d'Alene on request of the Governor of the
Suite of Idaho to preserve peace and to
protect life and property.'., He had "no
other instructions except as above given
and these. -of course,' it . has been neces
sary to carry out." Denver Trades'
DENVER May -"—The Denver Trades 1
Assembly to-day .adopted ■ resolutions
Strongly condemning the action of the
State and Federal authorities in. relation
to the Wardner strikers and pledging
moral and financial • aid to the striking
miners.
Mrs. Ann Faull Dead
SAN JOSE, Kay 28.— Mrs. Ann Paull,
widow of the wealthy mi:-.er. Christopher
Faull, for the alleged embeialement of
the funds of who.se estate Samuel B. T< r
rill was arrested lately in A r< z° na . died
last night from fatty degeneration of the
heart
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, MAY 29, 1899.
FILIPINOS RETURN TO
THEIR OLD TRENCHES
Town of Jolo, Capital of t\)e Sulu fJrchipelago, Over Which tbe
American Flag Was Hoisted on the 21st Inst.
The Sulu Archipelago is the most southern of the whole Philippine group, form
ing the connecting chain between Mindinao and Borneo. It consists of
about 150 islands, with about 100,000 inhafe tants, who are Mohammedans,
and were ruled by a Sultanate until 1878, when they were annexed by Spain.
MANILA. May 28, 8 p. m.— The
approach of the wet season
finds the insurrection seeming
ly taking a new lease of life.
All along the American lines
the rebels are showing more aggressive
activity in their guerrilla style than at
any time before or since the fall of
Malolos. They keep the United States
troops in the trenches, sleeping in their
clothing, and constantly on the alert
against dashes on our outposts, and
then make life warm for the American
garrisons in the towns.
The bands of General Luna and Gen
eral Mascardo, which retreated toward
Tarlac when they feared they would be
caught between General McArthur and
General Lawton, have returned in force
to their old trenches around San Fer
nando, where there are daily collisions.
Opposite our lines on the south, pro
tecting Manila, all the way around to
San Pedro Macati, the Filipinos have
three rows of trenches most of the dis
tance.
Reports from prisoners indicate that
the insurgents construe the peace ne
gotiations to mean that the Americans
have enough of the fighting. The Fili
pinos are encouraged by the belief that
the Americans are preparing for an in
terval of inactivity during the wet sea
son. This period is sure to be followed
by much suffering. Thousands of
acres of land that were under cultiva
tion last year have not been plowed
this year, and the Government will
probably be obliged to feed thousands,
just as it fed the Cubans. Friendly
natives, amigos, continue to pour into
the American lines by land and river
routes, coming from the territory of
the insurrection into the country where
the passage of the two armies has left
no food, and practically throwing
themselves upon the charity of their
conquerors. Such able-bodied men as
are not in the Filipinos' ranks have
been kept by the insurgent leaders to
dig the trenches, and the old men,
women and children form the mass of
the refugees. These are doing some
plowing, but they will be confronted by
hunger before they can realize any
subsistence from their crops. The
United States army has organized a
system of distributing rice at Malolos
and some of the smaller towns where
Filipino stores were captured, but the
latter will soon be exhausted.
The United States transport Morgan
City, which arrived he.re from San
Francisco with 600 recruits for various
regiments, sailed to-day for Iloilo with
the troops.
As it was impossible to take to Spain
the remains of the Spanish General,
Montero, who was fatally wounded in
a recent engagement with the Filipinos
in the island of Mindanao, and who died
while being brought here from Zambo
anga. on the transport Leon XIII, It
was decided that the interment should
take place in Manila. The funeral took
place to-day, hundreds of Spanish sol
diers and civilians attending the ser
vices in the cathedral and following
the cortege to the grave with wreaths
and ilowers.
The Spanish papers declare that Mon
tero was a victim of the Spanish Gov
ernment's neglect.
FILIPINOS MUTILATE
THE AMERICAN DEAD
NEW YORK, May 28.— A Washing
ton special to the Herald says: In
formation received here in private let
ters from officers serving in the Philip
pines state that the Filipinos show no
respect to the American dead. In one
Instance an officer who was on the fir
ing line says he was shocked to see
three bodies of American soldiers, who
had been killed in an advance and
which were brought within the Amer
ican lines, badly mutilated. The ears
of each of the corpses had been re
SUNDAY WORK OF
THE PEACE DELEGATES
The Hope That a Permanent Arbitra
tion Board Will Be Established
Grows Brighter.
TUB HAGUE, May US.— The newly ap
pointed sub-committee of the third com
mittee of the peace conference, the arbi
tration,- will meet to-morrow. It will be
known as the drafting committee, indi
cating in ita name the scope of its func
tions. The delegates have worked un
ceasingly to-day, although the formal
labors of the conference were suspended.
An effort Is being made, and with a cer
tain degree of progress, to combine the
Russian and British proposals in such a
way that the report of the drafting com
mittee may secure the support of both
parties in the plenary committee. M. de
Staal and Sir Julian Pauncefote. chiefs of
the Russian and British delegations re
spectively, and other delegates had a long
conference to-day with this end in view,
and there Is no doubt that an agreement
in principle will be reached.
The hopes of the delegates that a per
manent arbitration board .will be estab
lished is rapidly Improving. The different
points' now relate to the composition of
the tribunal, how the representation of
the powers is to be arranged and the
limitations to be placed upon the juris
diction of the board.
LONDON, May 29.— The correspondent
of the Morning Post at The Hague says:
The discussion of the proposed modlfica
REPORTED DEATH
OF AGUINALDO
♦ J\A ANILA, May 28.—
♦ / \ Spanish. newspapers
♦ * 1 publish a report, which
+ is impossible of confirmation,
♦ to the effect that Aguinaldo
♦ is dead. The cause of death,
+ the papers say, is not exactly
£ known, but they declare he
either committed suicide or
was assassinated.
Filipino passengers who
have been brought here state
the agents of General Luna
are arresting all natives
who are suspected of sym
pathizing with the move
ment for peace. Among those
thus arrested are several mil
itary and civil officials, who
are kept closely guarded.
The wound General Luna re
ceived in the recent battle is
troubling him, and he intends
to relinquish the active com
mand of the troops in order to
recuperate.
Lawton has returned to the
city from San Fernando. Since
his withdrawal from that place
the natives, under command of
Mascardo, are reoccupying the
country in the vicinity of the
town.
moved, nos^s cut off and hearts torn
out. Such mutilations disproves
Aguinaldo's claim that the insurgents
are conducting a civilized warfare.
The American troops give the Filipino
dead a decent burial, and provide every
comfort and afford the best medical
treatment possible to the wounded.
The fact that the Filipinos are commit
ting such atrocities further removes
them, the officials believe, from consid
eration at the hands of foreign govern
ments, from which they have been
seeking recognition
GENERAL HALE PRAISES
THE VALOR OF TROOPS
WASHINGTON, May 28.— Tne War
Department has made public a report
from General Irving Hale, who com
manded the Second Brigade, Second
Division of the Eighth Army Corps at
Manila upon the stirring events be
tween the nights of February 4 and 9
there. This division was quartered in
the Vicinity of the water works and a
portion of it, the Nebraska Regiment,
fired the first shots that began the ac
tive fighting with the insurgents.
General Hale tells the story of the
operations of his command with great
precision and military minuteness. He
says he received his first information of
the outbreak along the front of the Ne
braska Regiment through the lucky
hearing by one of his operators of a
part of a telegram dispatch that was
passing over the wires . from Colonel
Stotzenberg to division headquarters.
His account of the beginning of the
difficulty with the insurgents agreed In
every respect with the stories of Colonel
Stotzenberg and General Mac Arthur,
and he adds that his own troops did not
begin firing until the . insurgent firing
had been going on for some time.
The first opportunity the United
States troops had to test the real
quality of the insurgents appears to
have been at the attacks at the block
tion of the Geneva convention provisions
regarding sick and wounded neutrals
constitutes a distinct success for the
American delegates. When it was first
broached, the Russians declined to take
any part in the discussion, on the ground
that the subject was not mentioned in
the circular of Count Muravieff. The
Americans urged that the Dutch invita
tion included all subjects bearing on the
circular, a view which the conference up
held. The Russians as yet have not aban
doned their position, and they will make
another effort to-morrow to have the
American proposals rejected on technical
grounds. Interesting developments are
expected.
WRECK OF THE JESSIE
TO BE INVESTIGATED
Government Will Learn Whether
Passengers and Crew Were Slain
by Indians.
PORT TOWNSEND, May 28.— The Gov
ernment will, it is said, investigate the
wreck of the steamer Jessie, which oc
curred last summer near the mouth of
the Kuskokwin River, Alaska, with a loss
of sixteen lives. One of the cutters form
ing the Boring Sea patrol, which leaves
for the north in a few days, has been or
dered to stop at the mouth of the Kus
kokwin and make inquiries. News of the
wreck of the Jessie was first published
last August. Later it was reported li.>r
passengers and crew had been murdered
by Indians after reaching shore. The
Swedish missionaries stationed at the
houses near Sampoloo Cemetery. Here,
says General Hale, the First Colorado
Regiment made a charge in fine style,
rushing and halting alternately in case
the enemy's fire became too strong.
When half way to the block houses the
insurgents broke from fhe east works
bushes and houses in surprising num
bers and ran for the hills, the Ameri
cans picking them off as they ran.
Thirty-five were gathered up in the im
mediate vicinity, twenty-four dead and
eleven wounded. This movement broke
the insurgent center and showed that
they could not stand a charge. There
fore, the tactics were repeated and
other charges were made by other regi
ments of the command with like gal
lantry and success, the Tennessee and
South Dakota troops being commended
among others.
General Hale speaks in one portion of
the report of finding the body of As
sistant Surgeon Young of the Utah
| Battery with a powder-stained bullet
l hole in his head, indicating that he had
been captured and killed after his cap
tore.
The successful campaign against
Mariquina, to protect the water works,
is set out in detail and an explanation
is afforded of what all the time ap
peared to have been a check experi
enced by the advancing American
forces. General Hale tells how his
troops had been excellently placed and
stopped the advance because of the ap
proach of darkness, this deciding them
to remain where they were until morn
ing. General Hale then says:
Lieutenant /A. P.Hayne. California Heavy
Artillery, who had voluntarily accom
panied Major Goodale as aide, expressing
I a desire to return to the city, was al
lowed tn do so and on his arrival went
tc the department commander with a
grossly exaggerated report of the situa
tion, on the strength of which the de
partment commander directed the with
drawal of the battalion. Captain Krayen
liuhl and Lieutenant Terry of the brigade
staff, with a platoon of Oregon troops as
escort, and carrying two canteens of
water per man. with a larger supply on a
cart, were therefore dispatched to the re-
I lief of the Twenty-third battalion. An
i orderly was sent to the water works to
i notify Colonel Stoten'oerger of the with
drawal of this covering forco on his left,
so that he could take other means for pro
tection. It was found that the report was
practically groundless; that tht^ position
was a strong one; that there was no fir
ing and no apparent danger, and that Ma
jor Goodale was reluctant to withdraw,
• specially at night. They therefore left
the platoon there and returned. Lieuten
ant Perry reporting tho facts to the de
partment commander, who authorized me
to leave the battalion where it was and
proceed according to my best judgment in
tho morning. This was about 8:30 a. m.,
February 7.
OTIS REPORTS RECENT
DOINGS IN PHILIPPINES
WASHINGTON, May 28.— The War
Department to-day made public the
following dispatch from General Otis,
commanding at Manila:
MANILA, May 28.— Two battalions,
Twenty-third Infantry, in quiet posses
sum of Jolo. Spanish troops withdrawn
from Zamboanga after battle with insur
gents; severe loss to latter. Spanish loss
nine killed, twenty-seven wounded. Among
whom Commanding General Montero died
from wounds; buried here yesterday. In
surgents used ritles, artillery and ammu
nition captured from gunboats, expending
major part of itmmunition. Conference
followed between General Rios. who went
from Manila to withdraw troops, and in
surgents. Latter stated to him would not
oppose landing Americana, but would ac
cept conditions in Luzon. Spanish troops
withdrawn, now here; depart for Spain
to-morrow.
Feeble attack by insurgents on inhabit
ants southeast portion Negros necessi
tates sending battalion troops from Man
ila there. "Will soon restore.
Insurgent falsehoods circulated in
southern islands of overwhelming insur
gent victories in Luzon keep up excite
ment in that section among the more ig
norant classes, although intelligent people
know American arms have never met re
verse, and they call for United States pro
tection.
Have turned over to navy for use on
coast southern islands number of pur
chased Spanish gunboats; excellent results
expected. ' OTIS.
I mouth of the Yokutat Bay have investi
gated the report, and according to ad
vices just received here believe there was
■ no foundation for it.
The Kuskokwin Indians have given a
straightforward account of the wreck of
the Jessie. The high sea prevented them
going in their canoes to the rescue of the
passengers. They secured a large amount
of wreckage from the barge which the
Jessie was towing. Other Indians who
trade along the coast knew of the wreck,
but none of them believed that any of
passengers reached shore, as the breakers
at the mouth of the river run very high
find there is a strong undertow.
CAPTAIN THOMAS MEIN ILL.
I San Francisco Mining Man an In-
valid at Victoria.
TACOMA, May 28.— Captain Thomas
MHn, a mining man of San Francisco,
lies critically ill with lung trouble in a
hospital at Victoria. He has been in
Alaska looking after his interests in the
Silver Bow Basin and inspecting the
works of the new stamp mill at the
Treadwell mine, of which he was the con
sulting engineer. A week ago he was
taken ill, and decided to return home. He
boarded the steamer City of Topeka,
which arrived yesterday, but became
worse on the trip down. He had a num
ber of hemorrhages and might have died
had his own physician not been with him.
He was critically ill when taken off the
steamer at Victoria. His lung trouble
was contracted while he was imprisoned
in South Africa for alleged uarticipation
in thu Jameson raid.
SUCCESSFUL
JUMP FROM
THE BRIDGE
Passengers on an Electric
Car View a Thrilling
Spectacle.
KIEIZ'S DARING FEAT
Demonstrates What a Man Can
Safely Do Without Injury by
Exercising Will Power.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
NEW YORK, May 28.— Howard
Kretz, a young man about 22 years of
age, who says he is an art student of
the Academy of Design of this city,
made a startling and successful jump
from the Brooklyn Bridge just before
dusk this evening, and came out of the
river uninjured.
Just before 6 o'clcrck Kretz boarded a
trolley car bound for Brooklyn. It was
an open one and afforded all the ad
vantages which he was looking for.
When the trolley reached a point about
100 yards from the first arch, near the
highest point of the span, Kretz leaped
from the car, and like a flash vaulted
over the high railing. He took no time
to steady himself for a perpendicular
drop, and swung some distance from
the structure before he assumed an
upright position. The passengers
jumped from the car and peered
through the railing, while hundreds of
persons on the promenade tried to get
a glimpse of the figure. Kretz's body
flashed through the air almost in a per
pendicular streak. He struck the water
feet first, cleaving it like an arrow. He
disappeared for some seconds and then
shot up in view, only to disappear for
the second time. The waters had hardly
closed over him when he reappeared
and immediately struck out strongly
for the New York shore.
One of the deckhands on the steamer
Vulcan, which was coming down East
River at the same time, saw Kretz
flash through the air and disappear in
the water. The deckhand gave the
alarm and the Vulcan was headed for
the young man, who by this time was
swimming. A line was thrown to
Kretz and he was hauled aboard the
Vulcan, which immediately put for her
dock on the New York side.
When taken on the Vulcan Kretz
placed his hands on his abdomen as if
in pain, but when the boat reached her
dock Kretz sprang from the boat onto
the wharf. He was at once taken into
custody and hurried to the Hudson
street Hospital. Not the slightest in
jury was found on his person, but he
was suffering from shock. He was de
tained on the charge of attempting sui
cide.
Kretz is about five feet eight inches
tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He
lives in this city. He said he had been
reading a book on theosophy, and that
he wanted to demonstrate that a man,
by exercising his will power,' could do
anything he wished without injury to
himself.
PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED
AND A PORTER KILLED
. OELWEIN, lowa. May 28.— The Chicago
Great Western passenger train that left
St. Paul Saturday night was wrecked two
miles north of here this morning. Richard
Manning of Minneapolis, the colored por
ter, was killed. Several men and women
on the train were more or less seriously
injured. The train was running over the
lowlands when the track began to settle,
and the train was derailed. _
Nearly all of the passengers in the
sleepers were undressed in their berths
when the wreck occurred. The rain was
coming down furiously, lightning was
flashing and thunder pealing. The porter
was crushed to death at the forward end
of the first sleeper.
E. W. Scribner of Boston, who occupied
a compartment in one of the Pullman
sleepers, said: ''I was waked by a loud
crash and a lurch. Then I felt the coach
I was in slide over to one side. I dressed
as fast as possible but was unable to
opcta the door of my stateroom, so I got
out of the window. Several men were res
cued in their night clothes."
The passengers were brought to Oel
weln and well cared for, most of them
taking the first train out. The entire train
and the locomotive are almost a total loss.
The train was an elegant one and the
damage to the railway company will be
heavy.
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THE CUBANS
INACCURATE
There Has Been Considerable
Stuffing in Order to Cheat
Uncle Sam.
SOME SUES OMITTED
Out of 111 Applicants Yesterday
for Money Only 30 Receive
a Share.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
HAVANA, May 28.— Thera were 11*
applications to-day for sharrs in the
$3,000,000 which the United States has
offered as a gratuity to the Cuban
troops. Thirty were given $75 each.
The others were not on the rolls, al
though they had guns which they were
ready to turn in, and certificates of
service.
The United States military authori
ties consider that the rolls are very un
reliable. Indeed, the opinion is freely
expressed that a large proportion of
the names are fictitious and that the
rolls omit a majority of the names uf
those rightly entitled to share in the
gratuity. The object of this, apparent
ly, is to discredit the proceedings and
to show the Cuban public that a large
number of the troops refused to take
American money.
Lieutenant Colonel George M. Ran
dall of the Eighth United States Infan
try, the commissioner superintending
the distribution here, went carefully
over the rolls of one battalion with its
commandant. He pointed out thirty
four names of men who are dead and
names "of others who had not been
heard of outside the rolls.
Of those paid to-day, twenty-five
turned in arms — Mausers, Remingtons
and carbines. The other five showed
receipts from the Alcalde vouching for
the delivery of their arms. The pay
ment will continue until noon to-mor
row in Havana city, but Colonel Ran
dall says it will be necessary to have
additional days after a While here and
extra pay rolls for men who have un
doubtedly seen service. He also be
! lieves that were thfc payment to be con
tinued for the next three months at
least 90 per cent of those entitled to
apply would do so. Most of those who
received shares to-day asserted that
they only heard by accident that the
distribution was now actually taking
place.
Colonel Randall will send to Senor
Perfecto La Coste, the Mayor, all the
arms turned in to-day. The first pay
ment outside of Havana will be made
on Tuesday at Santiago de Las Vegas,
whither Colonel Randall, the clerk« "id
thirty soldiers will go with the pay
master.
HALL FOR ODD FELLOWS.
Wheatland Lodges to Dedicate Theil
New Home.
MARYSVILLE, May 28.— 0n Wednes
day, June 14. the Odd Fellows of Wheat
land will dedicate their new hall, which
was built on the site of the building de
stroyed by fire a few months ago. The
laying of the corner-stone will be en
trusted to the Wheatland lodge of Free
and Accepted Masons, which organization
will hold its meetings in the hall.
The programme outlined by the commit
tee on arrangements for the day is as fol
lows: Dedication of hall by Sutter Lodge,
I. O. O. F. ; laving of corner-stone by Nic
olaus Lodge, F. and A. M.; baseball tour
nament, dancing, bluerock shooting, bicy
cle races, games and races for children,
coursing matches, tennis tournament. The
committee in charge consists of W. H.
Niemeyer, R. P. Stagner and E. J. Man-
A few days before the celebration the
first rabbit drive ever held in Northern
California will take place near Wheat
land.
Preaches to Graduates.
WOODLAND, May 28.— The Methodist
church was crowded this evening, union
services being held. The feature was th«
commencement sermon of Rev. J. A. Van
Anda to the graduating class of th«
Woodland High School. "Human Life"
was the theme and it was handled in an
able and instructive manner.
Hermann Sons Celebrate.
WOODLAND. May 28.— Tne annual cele
bration of the Sons of Hermann was at
tended by an immense crowd of people
to-day, notwithstanding the cloudy and
threatening weather. An excursion train
brought several hundred people from Sac
ramento.
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