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e ■' GiSTFM will £
* v Txo Cents. The r
\ i f.vlay edition will be <$
*■' Five Cents.
irjr Stainer Goes Down with
Sixteen Men,
S'op hen Crane, the Novelist,
noposed to be Among Them.
\\ *1 Grounded Twice, Ee
S1 Got to Sea, Causing a
i hat Grew Worse When
n Water was Reached—The
Failed to Work, and the
• f the Crew to Bail Out
Water Proved Fruitless.
Members of the Crew
n Jacksonville.
i Fla., January 2.-The
< ■ mmodore, which cleared
port for Cienfuegos, Cuba.
, with a cargo of arms and
foundered off New Swyr
• s ly hour this morning,
tht men were on board of
: and so far as known only
were saved.
at was washed ashore empty,
S et one landed with the twelve
-mmodore carried two other
•it these have not been heard
T i> steamer is reported to have
out twenty miles out to sea.
Commodore struck twice while
; the bar at the mouth of the
mi had been leaking almost
he start.
Kicardo A. Delgado, of the
'•rived here this evening on the
•: • m New Smyrna accompanied
ven other survivors, all of the
: being Cubans.
• Delgado was met at the train
\. Huau. Florida representative
.hi junta, to whom he told the
:y of the wreck.
do n ported that he was awak
i' out 1-’ o'clock midnight Friday
y the report that the steamer
. leaking.
pumps would not work and the
w set to work to bail the steamer
This proved Ineffectual and soon
engineer reported that it was im
>si le to go any further, as the water
u! put out the fires in the engines.
The Commodore was then twenty
« out to sea and was running to
v. i d Mosquito Inlet light.
I boats were lowered and Delgado
eleven others got into one boat and
pulled away. The sea was rough.
It was 3:HO a. in. everything being
* Delgado was of the impression that
the it her !>• ats were lowered at the
I one tim*- but he was uot certain.
H*‘ knew nothing about the sinking
i t*i steamer, or whether others than
i h<-*>- n his boat wore saved.
it i> feared here at midnight that
• ip:■•;n Murphy, Novelist Stephen
c and fifteen of the missing crew
i :h* Commodore are lost. The sec
e and eleven men arrived here
■ ’st. but threw little lis ht on it.
v Mu.r the vessel struck on St.
l a i r going out. causing a leak.
\ • : .ai« telegram early in the even
• t i »!:.it an empty boat was
•mre there ibis afternoon,
up. Ai dusk another boat was
,s rm d off shore with people
i.. aid. but the office closed b“
> landed, so that nothing fur
ti : i a !>• learned to-night.
' merumeut oilifcr lUactd I i'*)u
rt I In- Itiiuntle" Picks tpthe
iml*' t r.*« »»d t
\i!le. Fla.. January 2.—The
yesteruay from the Three
an o’Bcial representative or
eiitter Boutwell was only
an! another otflcer replac
ing. The Three Friends
1 until libel shall be served
r:<t Attorney.
(>e, owner of the Paunt
1 u telegram from i^imi,
! . report that the Daunt
n o,i heard the cargo and
•lie Three Friends at No
The dispatch says the
1 transfer cargo and men
lore or some other ves
r In n return to Jackson
w ith a cargo of arms for
ba. *
••solution Not I.lkoly to he
•t s,K>n by the Senate.
January 2.—There is a
o foot in the Senate Com
Ki reign Relations to have
• nh-ration of the Cameran Ou
tiou postponed until the
. n ! e reconsidered at its
W inesday of next week
- i.ii for recession from the
■ t *■( r immediate consideration
: >ited in by both the oppo
t: ore»i nservative friends
Tlit v find that it is doubtful
my f.nld be secured for con
i' t.;e House if it should pass
w i i i sr -t>t : \ u.ii.\M-E."
'• . n ir 11 >«*nt to Florida to
Hinder I llUiottm
<u«, January 2.- The dyna
\. uvius and the armored
•t • v< 1 Dolphin have been or
to F <y ida waters to reinforce the
' v rui.icrous fleet of government
c.s i ow engaged in the effort to
li.iLustcrins expeditions
for ( .i ?. There are now two
■ > ;•_■ the Ncwrrk and the Raleigh,
•i. revenue cutters in this ser
• tt may ’ i that the cutter fleet
i so be reinforced if it is praeti- I
I cable to spare any more of the few
vessels held on duty for the usual rev
i onue marine service on the Atlantic
I coast. This is somewhat doubtful, for
| it is said that nearly all of the cutters
| which are not absolutely required at
j the present moment to perform board
ing duty, are alraedy on the Florida
coast or on the watch for filibusters '
elsewhere. All of this force gathered
iu one vicinity is taken to mean that
the government is determined to leave
no sound ground for complaint by the
Spanish government that it has failed
to meet all the requirements of inter
national law in preventing the depart
ure of hostile expeditions from our
chores to aid ti e Cubans and to enable
j it to assert that it has used ’“due vig
i ilance” prescribed as a condition of
avoiding pecuniary responsibility for
j the damage wroght by filibusters.
The Captain General Going Rack to
HAVANA. January 2.—Senator-elect
Money, of Mississippi, a member of tile
ommittei Foreign Affairs of the
United States Senate, paid a visit ves
i rday to the palace, accompanied by
United States Consul General I.ee and
Vice Consul General Springer. The Mar
:>.:is of Aliumada. acting captain general,
w . absent, and an aide de camp In
•' >rm> 1 tin- visitors that General Weyler
would soon return to Havana. Mr. Money
* xpressed his regret at not seeing the
Marquis of Ahumada, and at being unable
o iwait the return of General Weyler
before he left the island. Vice Consul
ti- ml Sprir.vor will sail for the United
Stat< s to-day on the steamer Olivette.
Fr. neb'O Kovlrosa was sent yesterday
to the Uhafarinas, hut upon arriving at
Porto Rico he was liberated, it being
j proved that he was a Mexican. He will,
i however, be expelled from the island.
NEW YORK. January 2.—The corre
spondent of the Herald in Rio Janeiro tele
j gr phs that th- Brazilian government has
.icrei't* d proposals from an American firm
! for a supply of coal for the navy.
Caused by Persistent Reports That
Countess Helena Polocka Was
Buried Alive.
London. January 2.—A special dis
patch from Warsaw says that a pain
ful sensation has been caused there
b> the alleged burying alive of a prom
inent society woman, the Countess He
lena Polocka, who died on December
23th. and who was interred on the
following day. Persistent rumors
were circulated that the Countess was
not dead but merely in a s’ate of cata
lepsy and the family In order to prove
this statement baseless, had the body
exhumed yesterday, when it was found
that it did not bear the appearance of
a corpse and there was no 6ign of put
rifa. lion. The body *as then remov
ed to the family mansion where it is
being watched.
T. X. Barnsdall Dispose* of HU Ogdln
Kirlil lmrrr»ti for #187.000.
' Special to the Register.
| CAIRO. W. VA.. January 2.—The nego
! Rations that have been on for some time
; between T. X. Harnesdall. the million
aire independent oil producer, and the
t’ntted ist.it - Oil Company, a branch of
the Standard Oil Company, for the pur
ch i.'O by the latter of the farmer's pro
duction and oil property in the Ogden
field, was consumated yesterday. The
property const ,s of 2*5 producing wells,
2 ‘ on the Ingrain f irm, and 6 on the Ogden
term, with a net daily output of a>0 bar
rels and the leas- < on 750 acres of land.
Tlu price paid was $l>t7.fOO. cash in hard.
The daily output is not so large, but tlie
territory Is noted for its longevity.
t.OXE TO lia r l\OK\,
,lnhn McIntyre l.eslgtin Hi* Position In
Sew York hiiiI S.iil* for I nglutid.
NEW YORK. January 2.—John F. Mc
Intyre. having resigned the office of as
sistant district attorney, sailed for Eng
land to-day in the Interests of Edward J.
Ivory, of this city, who is under arrest
iu London on the charge of planning dy
namite explosions during the recent visit
I of t :c Czar of Russia to England. Mr.
i McIntyre tak< - -ix witnesses with him to
I testify to Ivory's reputation as a law-abid
I ing citizen. Mr. McIntyre will act in an
I advisory capacity.
The President-Elect and W ife the Guests
of Mareuti A. Hanna.
CLEVELAND. O.. January 2.—Presi
I dv:it->dt McKinley s trip to Cleveland
i t'11- morning was .» succession of ovations
ft, in hundreds of people gathered at every
| T! • p .rty left Canton in a private car
[ furi *he<l by President J. A. Wardwell.
,‘,'f :ole\Viand. Canton and Southern
Si • rinteu lent II. A. Kenneday accom
,( the party. Others with Major
Mr-. McKinlt wen
M . Su.ih L>un« in. of Cleveland. Mrs.
Kiiie ' ' ' --ter: Mi - Duncan. Perry S.
I '!, ith of Chicago national headquarters;
u i) kuhn. Cleveland; Secretary Cooper.
, in Associated Preas representative.
Y| Hertford tnd Newburgh and other
v.. 'lt ,,It< ,.jowds of workingmen cheered the
pi. •d.nt-elcct lustily, tie returned the
s-'liit" ition t v raising his hat and Intwing
f-,,..,' ,■ ir window. At Cleveland sta
[um .MaV.ag. .- J. W. Wardwell and Major
Dick met the party. A thousand people
gathered about the tram yard and cheer
^1 it pi .(s the Major escorted Mrs.
M. Kinle”v"to National Chairman Hanna s
\7r ^nil Mr- H tnna will entertain their
diMhiguTshcd gu.>ts here for several days.
. *hU h the> Will spend -ora, time with
..„i >nit Mrs. Myron 1. Herrick.
it is expected they will return to Canton
the latter part of ^ week.
In Trouble - Both Manufacture Car
Wheel*—Assett* l arger than Inabilities.
Cl EVELAND. O.. January 2.-Thirtv
coEttVvlt judgments, aggregating about
'V. non have been taken in Common Pleas
Court against the Dorner .v Dutton Man
ufacturing Co. and the Dorner Foundry
Co. Both concerns, which were among
the largest car wheel manufactories in
the country, are practically owned by H.
A. and H. H. Dorner. An application has
been filed asking for T* appoint men*-of
a receiver. , ..
The machinery Is very va.uable. and
it la believed the assets wrtl exceed lia
bilities ra»iy limes over.
Dead at Barton, .daryland.
He was a Blacksmith, Twenty-five
Years Old, and Stood Well at
Piedmont, Where He Had Made
His Home—Foun t Dead in Bed at
at a Hotel After Numerous Efforts
to Waken Him Had Had Failed.
Lett Letters for Three Persons
and au Open Note — Declared
That He Died for Love—Wants
Flowers at tho i uneral, and Red
Ones are Preferred — Anxious
That He Should be Put Away
Piedmont. W. Va., January 2.—Chas.
II. Schuherd, a blacksmith, twenty-five
years of age, and who has been a res
ident of this community for the last
two years, committed suicide last
The deed was done at Barton, Md.,
a village on the C. & P. Railroad, about 1
four miles north of this place.
The young man went there yesterday 1
and stopped over night at the Barton
This morning, when called for i
breakfast, there was no response, and
no further effort was made to call him
until time for dinner. There still be
ing no answer, the door of the room
was broken in and he was found lying
with a bullet wound in the forehead
and a pistol by his side.
Three sealed letters were found in
the room. One was addressed to Wil
liam Schram, of Barton; one to C. M. •
Lewis, of this place, and the other to !
Miss Florence Andrews, of Barton. |
The letters were ready for mailing. !
An open note was also found, con- !
UIC lUUU^ 111^.
"Please bury me at Barton. Have
Mr. Nice preach the funeral sermon,
and my Sunday School class act as pall
bearers. I leave this world for love.
GOod-bve to all.’*
The deceased had been in business
for himself at this place for about a
year past. He came to this locality
from Gonnauia. W. Va. It is said that
his father is an oysterman, and resides
about twelve miles from Baltimore.
He has a sister living in Washington
City, and two brothers in the United
States navy. He was a member of
Piedmont conclave, order of Heptas
ophs, and carried an insurance policy
in that fraternity for $1,000; his father
i being the beneficiary. His reputation
about here was the very best, and the
friends and acquaintances of the young
man are shocked at the deed.
The letter to Mr. Lewis, who is a
prominent member of the Heptasophs,
: reads as follows:
“Jan’y 1st, 1897.
‘ Mr. Lewis:
"Dear Brother—Will you oblidge me
and see the members of the lodge and
get a lot of red flowers and put on my
grave and see that I am put away right.
I hope when these few lines reach
you I will be in Heaven. Good-bye
forever. Please tell all the people to
attend my funeral and bring flowers
along. I want to be buried in Barton,
for I have killed for love.
“From a friend,
Gold Shows a Decided Increase in Output
Wlille Silver I’l odactlon Fell off Nearly
Three Million Ounces.
Washington. January 2.—From infor
mation received from officers of the
mint and other agents employed to col
lect the statistics of the production of
silver and gold from the mints of the
United States during the calendar year
of 1S% the director of the mint esti
mates the product of gold to have ap
proximated $51.000.000. an increase of
$5,000,000 over 1895.
The product of silver in the United
States in 1S90 from the information j
now at hand is estimated to have been
from 52.000,000 to'53.000.000 line ounces,
a decrease of two and one-half to three
million ounces from that of 1S95.
Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee,
Visited by Blazes that Do Grea
Nashville. Tcnn.. January 3.—Fire
which has been burning here four
hours was gotten under control at
two o'clock this morning, after it had
consumed five big business blocks, do
ing $500,000 damage.
While the tire was in progress, an
appeal for aid came from Franklin,
where $50,000 damage was done.
Cuts Aggregating a Cent and a Half in » no
TOLEDO. O.. January 2.—The coffee war
is on in earnest. Yesterday the Arbuckles
met the one cent reduction in package
coffee made by the \N oolson company,
and this morning the latter cut a half cent
lower. They declare they will keep prices
under those of the Arbuc kies at any cost.
The Western Paper Bag Co., a Norlivlck
Concern.Taken Cliargeof li.vtho Court. |
BATAVIA. Ills.. Ja luary 2.—The West
ern Paper Bug Comi»»ny. one of the Nort
vviek plants* was placed in the hands of
a receiver to-day by Judge Grosseup. of s
the I'nited States Court. William G.
Stevens was appointed receiver. No
statement of assets and liabilities was
died, but from the amount of the n
er s bond, which was placed at $100,000. and
the general statements of the attorneys,
the liabilities will probably exceed 1100.
with assets about th£ same, c on
fessions of judgment were made to N. H.
Brokaw for S2.S50. and to Kearnes Holmes
* Krauthoff of Kansas, for $2,215. the
latter firm filing a bill for the appoint
ment of a receiver in connection with Its
Missouri, Texas, Louisiana and Arkan
sas Ail Touched By It.
Towns Blown Out of Existence, and
Many People Killed—A Tornadc
Accompained by Violent Rain,
Covers an Immense Territory,
Carrying Frightful Havoc with It.
Telegraph Wires Down in all Di
rections and Details Impossible
to Secure—A Few of the Killed
and a Partial Account of the
Memphis. Tenn., January 3.—1 a. m
—A cyclone, leaving death and devas
tation behind, descended upon the lit
tle town of Morringsport, La., at 3:30
o’clock this afternoon.
The reports from the stricken town
are very meagre, owing to the com
plete prostration of all telegraph and
telephone wires, but a report received
at Texarkana at midnight says that
ten people were killed outright aud
three are known to have been fatally
The entire family of a Mr. Good
man, five in number, were killed. W.
.1. Morgare was slightly hurt by fall
ing debris, but other members of the
family did not fare so well. Two of
his children were badly crushed and
cannot recover, while his mother-in
law received fatal injuries. Moorings
port is a town of 800 or 1,000 inhabi
tants, situated on the Kansas City,
Pittsburg & Gulf railroad. 25 miles
west of Texarkana. The town is an
old one, but its population has been
considerably augmented by the advent
of the Gulf railroad a few months ago.
The railroad officials despatched a
relief train at 8 o’clock to the scene of
the disaster, but at midnight no fur
ther details have been received from
1 it t 1 tnu'n
Advices from southwestern Kansas
state that a violent wind and light
ning storm prevailed there this after
noon. Wires were blown down and in
some instances railroad travel is inter
A report from Benton, Ark., on the
Iron Mountain, twenty miles south of
Little Rock, says that a tornado struck
that place late to-day and twenty
houses were demolished. There was
no loss of life mentioned in the dis
patch. All communication with Hot
Springs has been cut off.
At Cameron, a small lumber st iou,
ten miles north of Texarkana, o lie
Cotton Belt Railroad, the storm raged
furiously doing considerable damage.
One man is reported killed at this
Every effort has been made by the
telegraph companies to establish com
munication with Lewisville. McNeil,
Magnolia. Pine Bluff and the larger
towns located in the southwestern part
of the State, but no reports have been
received from that section up to this
Railway officials report a heavy
storm on the southern division of Iron
Mountain and the St. Txiuis cannon ball
express is delayed several hours. Lit
tle Rock was visited by the storm hut
no damage of consequence occurred
j.iuio rtuCK, ai k., .January j.—now it
em Arkansas, Northern Texas and
northwestern Louisiana were swept by
a terrible wind and rain storm this
evening, causing the loss of a number
of lives and destruction of property.
Telegraphic communication is pros
trated to such an extent that details
cannot he had to-night, but enough Is
known to warrant the statement that
not less than ten and probably a great
er umber of lives were lost.
So far as heard from, the greatest de
struction occurred at Mooringhouse, La.,
about thirty miles from Texarkana, where
the entire town was blown away and sever
or eight persons killed outright and ns
many more injured, some of them fatally.
The wires went down in the storm and
no details can ho had from that place.
The railroad has sent a train with a
corps of surgeons and other n lief to thr
town. Rumors of great destruction at
Renton reached here to-night.
The Iron Mountain’s south-bound pas
senger train was caught in the storm at
that station and had to be held there till
the storm subsided. It is reported that
twenty-live houses wore blown down at
Renton and a number of people injured.
Renton Is but twenty-five miles south of
Little Rock, but the wires to that point
are also prostrated, and up to the present
hour, no definite information concerning
the cyclone has been received here. What
destruction the cyclone has caused south
of Renton to Texarkana is not known.
There arc a number of good sized to*\n?
in that portion of the State, communica
tion with all of them being interrupted.
A private telegram from Cameron state?
that the storm struck that place with
a terrific fury, demolishing nearly the
entire town. One man is known to have
been killed. The storm was very severe
at Little Rock, the rain falling in tor
rents for over an hour, and was accompa
nied by a magnificent electrical display,
but the wind did no damage here so far
as known at 10 p. m.
SHREVETORT. lat.. January 2.—The
relief train from this city reached Moor
ingsport at 7:35 p. m. in a downpour of
min. A relay wire was rigged up. and at
a late hour the report is that four are
dead, three are fatally wounded and will
die. and twenty others more or less in
The (lead are:
Willie. Maud. Hall, and an infant son
and daughter of Jesse Goodman, who is
also Injured, with his daughter Alice, his
wife and nephew. Claude. Their home is
a wreck.
The injured are reported to be Mrs.
EfT.e Morgan and infant: Mrs. Gillam and
two children: Mrs. Thomas Elgin. Thos.
Elliott. J. R. Harris. Tom Teat. Mrs. Tom
Teat. Miss Teat and Joe Renders colored.
The houses left standing ar W. H. B.
('room's store: J. S. Noel’s store and resi
dence: the Methodist church: Mrs. Cald
well's residence, and the railroad station
and tool house. The wounded will be
brought to this city in the morning and
t. ken to the hospital for treatment. The
bridge across Fairy Lake Is uninjured.
Vice President Hammond of the Na
tional Bank of llliuois,
Takes Hia Life by Jumping Into the
Lake—Stole Out of His Home at
Two O’clock in the Morning,
After Kissing his Little Boy Good
bye-Had Spent the Evening Be
fore with an Old Friend, and then
Showed Signs that His Mind was
Wandering—Had Mentioned the
Dark Outlook—Hammond’s Busi
ness Methods Coming to Light,
place the Responsibility for the
Bank’s Failure Upon Him.
Chicago, January 2.—Wm. A. Ham
mond, late vice president of the col
lapsed National Bank of Illinois, com
mitted suicide at an early hour this
morning by throwing himself iuto Lake
Michigan. He left his home on Green
wood Boulevard, Evanston, shortly af
ter 2 o’clock, having kissed his two
year-old boy good bye, and he was not
seen again alive. His body was dis
civered in the lake at the foot of Church
street, Evanston, this afternoon by two
boys who were playing on the beach.
Mr. Hammond spent the last evening
of his life at the home of his old asso
ciate, Percy Palmer. From 8 to 11
o’clock he talked with his friend about
the black prospects before him, and he
gave frequent indications that his mind
was becoming shattered under the
strain of trouble.
When he left he refused the offer of
company but went to his home, spend
ing a brief moment with his wife before
he retired.
At 2 o’clock in the morning, it is be
lieved he crept from the house with
j the fixed intention of taking his life.
A few scattered scraps of paper cling
ing to the Dempster street pier told
■ the first story of his death, when the
news of his disappearance became
known in the morning. At the request
of his wife, friends went in search of
| him, and they were satisfied as to his
' fate long before his body was washed
Mrs. Hammond first missed her hus
band at G o’clock this morning and at
once aroused the household. Carl Ste
venson, a hired man. was sent to the
house of Birrey J. Moore. 1734 Asliury
avenue, and the latter was told of Mrs.
Hammond’s suspicions. He is a good
friend of the family and calling his
carriage he drove rapidly to the house.
On his way he stopped at the house of
Mr. Lord, of Lord, Owens 6c Co. Both
men looked over the Hammond house
and satisfied themselves that the worst
i was to be expected. Then they drove
1 down Dempster street to the pier On
j the end of the pier Mr. Mooer discov
j ered the scraps of paper which settled
J the conviction in his mind that Mr.
Hammond had taken his own life. The
rain of the night had soaked the scraps
of paper and they had clung to the
hoards, thus preventing the wind from
blowing them away. The men recog
nized the handwriting of the ex-bank
er and at the end was his signature.
He had apparently torn the paper into
shreds before throwing them away.
This was enough to satisfy the two
men of what had taken place and they
at once sat on a foot arrangements
for recovering the body. Mr. Lord tel
ephoned to the Dunham Towing Co.,
in the city, and the tug T. T. Morford,
which was colse at hand, was called
out at. once. It was sent down the river
Him IL U1UU1CU tui rt icn lUUMUCD
Central Life Saving Station. When
it left for Evanston it was accompan
ied by the life-saving crew in charge
of acting keeper Hamman.
It reached the Dempster street pier
at 11:30 o’clock. The grappling irons
and other apparatus used in dragging
1 the water were at once put in use.
Prior to the tug’s arrival Captain Lar
son with Axel Anderson, of the Evan
ston life-saving crew, worked with
difficulty in trying to discover the
At 12:13 o’clock, sixtcen-year-old W.
: E. Gedney, of 1723 Sherman avenue,
with a companion, was walking along
the beach in the vicinity of Church
street, when they sighted the body
floating only a few feet from the shore.
The face was looking downward, but
the boys were able to recognize the ob
ject as the body of a man. Young
Gedney’s companion was D. E. Arthur,
of 321 Davis street. The boys had pre
viously been at Demstor street and
watched the efforts of the life saving
crew to recover the body of Mr. Ham
mond. They felt certain they had dis
covered the body and turned back to
ward Dempster street. Meeting Police
Officer White they told him of what
they had seen and with Officer Michael
Ryan. White went to the spot. The
body had by that time washed almost
upon the beach and the two men had
but little difficulty in hauling it in.
White called the police ambulance and
the body was removed to an undertak
ing establishment.
Once at the undertaking roms. the
body of Mr. Hammond was soon iden
i titled by friends. The condition of the
body was such that it could be readily
| recognized. It was in no way bloated
I i,y its stay in the water, and the man’s
face looked like it did in life. As soon
as the coroner heard officially of the
death of Mr. Hammond, which was
shortlv after noon, he sent a deputy
to Evanston. The man’s friends ex
pressed a desire to have the inquest
held at once and it was set for the af
ternoon at 2:30 o clock. Noihinz of
j importance was found in the man’s
: pockets. On a key ring found in his
possession was a paste-board check
bearing the name C. W. Brega, and
the following words: • ontainmg
bankers tel. bonds."
The verdict of the jury war that he
had committed suicide while tempor
arily deranged.
Mr Hammond was the vice president
of the bank and active in the manage
ment. In fact. Is said to have been the
I Schneider was too feeble to do muc h work.
I^irge loans to the Ca>>imet Electric Com
pary particularly and o*ht r*. which r‘‘
1 suited in the close of the bank, are un
derstood to have been made bj Mr. Ham
The home from which Hammond was
missed last evening is situated on Grcen
j wood boulevard. In Evanston, and wa*
j erected fiv eyears ago. It cost not less
j than &0.000, and some of the recent ad
verse criticisms were based on the cur
rent allegation that It represented some
of his improper gains. When Mr. Ham
mond was ready to buld his present home
he paid It. D. Sheppard, the business agent
of the Northwestern University, the high
est price for the lot ever paid in Evanston
for residence property. This was $-'00 a
foot, and it made the total valuation of
his horn.- $».000. The interior furnishings
are in keeping with the exterior of the
house, and within the past month these
have been augmented by the purchase of
$3,000 worth of additional furniture.
As a prominent resident of Evanston,
Mr. Hammond's name appeared upon all
the town'club rolls and he was especial 1>
well known at the Evanston Club. He
was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal
In addition to his official duties in the
Illinois National Hank. Mr. Hammond
was a director in the Oakland National
Bank, the Phoenix Insurance Company of
Brooklyn, street cable car lines, the * hi
nt go Opera House Company and the Chi
cago Railway Company.
The first open charges against the busi
ness integrity of Mr. Hammond were made
about ten days ago. Then be was accused
of enacting the character of a "klter. of
deceiving the directors of the bank and
the depositors and deliberately violating
the national bank law. His alleged irregu
larities were said to have begun ntanj
years ago. when the vice president, it is
alleged, began to use the money and
credit of the bank in outside speculations.
This was done in such a manner, it was
generally reported, that not only were
the directors deceived, but the hank ex
aminers as well. Even old employes of
the bank, thoroughly familiar with the
inside workings of it, were said to have
been unaware of what was going on under
their noses.
When it was openly charged that the
second vice president had falsified the
bank accounts, an Investigation suggested
that the irregularities must have begun
at least four y< irs i-". At this time Mr.
Hammond i said to have Interested him
self in the now famous Calumet electric
railway. It Is now believed that the (lrst
overdrafts to this railway, amounting to
$17'>,000, were made when th 1 comptroller
! of the currency immediately called for a
statement from the hank, and Hammond
disguised me irregummj --
! the overdrafts "foreign exchange.”
But this alleged Irregularity only came
after many years of diligent service in the
institution, tiie wreck of which proved
disastrous to so many. In these years
he had saved money, worked early ana
late, ami the prominent po-ition he cam*'
to occupy was the r* -tilt oi his years Oi
frugality and merit. With the first desire
to augment his proper salary, his specu
lative eyes turned far from the hank.
Some of his savings invested legitimately
in mining schemes brought ids a good
profit, which he immediately put into Hit'
stock of the bank. After lie had served as
I Cashier and cam*' to be the second vice
president of the bank, it is said he began
! to personally Interest himself in many
I corporations, which were applicants for
I loans, and that in this way In course or
: time his judgment became biased. Prom
' a careful banker those who are now en
; gaged in ebstring away the wreckage or
I the fl» anoint Pause, of which ho was prar
i ticall- ;he heart, say he scon drifted Into
unwarranted speculations. W here these
turned out badly the vice president is now
accused of sending "good mon* y*»after
“had” and disguising his overloans in va
. rious and Illegal ways.
At the National Hank of Illinois the
opinion was vouchsafed that the great
mental strain consequent upon the recent
financial troubles of the bank had proved
too much for the vice president, whose
health had been none too robust for the
past year Many expressions of sympathy
were heard on every side for him and ills
friends. The report of his disappearance
spread quickly through the banking insti
tutions in tlie down-town district, and the
suicide theory was generally accredited.
I Mr. Hammond has visited the hank every
! day since the assignment was made. He
! spent his time in consultation with the
I board of directors and Receiver John C.
' McKeon. in regard to the business inat
i ters of the Institution.
I The suicide of Mr. Hammond recalls the
I suicide of Otto Wasmansdorff. the banker,
i a few davs ago. W.;sman«dorff« death
: was the direct result of the failure of the
National Hank of Illinois, the collapse of
I that institution pulling down tlie firm of
! Wasmansdorff & Heinleman. of which
1 Wasmansdorff was the senior partner.
| Wasmansdorff blew his brains out with a
II!k Financial Affairs Were In Gcoil Condi
tion and He Was Widely Known and
Liberty, Ind.. January 2.—Ilenry Ha
sted, cashier of the Union County Na
tional Bank, was found hanging by the
neck to a rafter in his stable to-day.
His knees were touching the floor and
he was dead when found by his son.
No motive is known.
Husted’s financial affairs are in good
condition. He was widely known and
He was 07 years old and an ex-sol
The Ilnbonlo I’lngue IIiin ( Hawed Overwork
of lleatth ontcei'H.
Bombay, January 2.—Business ta ut
terly paralyzed, owing to the spread of
the bubonic plague. The volunteer ar
tillery Is assisting the overworked
health officers in combatting the dis
-o- _
The Comparative statement of ‘tareipts
and IMubarsementft for December.
WASHINGTON. D. C.. J nuary 2.-The
monthly comparative statement of the
governmt nt receipts and expenditures
show- tin- total receipts during DecemlKT
to have been $25,857,114 and the expendi
tures iit.M2.66i. which leaves a surplus
for the month of $2.044,450. For the six
months of the ilscal year, however, a
dolicit is -flown of $37,902,397. Tills the
first time within six months and the sec
ond time wlt'hln the year that the month
ly receipts have exceeded the expendi
tures. The surplus this month is largely
accounted for bv partial receipt- from the
recent sale of tirst mortgage i»orid« of tho
Paeltlc railroads belonging to the Central
Pacific -inking fund, which app. ars In
this statement as a repayment to civil and
miscellaneous expenditures. There was
also a fut ther reduction of about $2.700.0u0
In Interest payments during the month.
Independent of this bond transaction tiio
surplus this month would have been about
$.V*».omO. The receipts from customs dur
ing December amounted to $10,779,412. a
gain for the month of about $k#j.0u0. The
Internal revenue receipts aggregated $1.{.
]:*s,9". a nominal gain over November.
As compared with December. If9a, there js
a loss of about $1,390 >Mi In the customs
and a gain of $44\</jO from Internal reve
Washington. January 2.- For West
Virginia. Western Pennsylvania and
Ohio—Increasing cloudiness, possible
local showers Sunday, with warm and
brisk southerly winds.
C. Schnepf. the Op ra House drug
gist. made the following observations
of the weather yesterday: 7 a. ra., 40;
9 a. m., 42: 12 ra., 46: 3 p. m., 60; 7 p. i
m., 53. Weather, fair.
Recent Bank F
Due Either to
ditions, or to the
ployed in the F
larly, is in
tunities W
nal this
signed s
the Cun
To the
The b
red hav
defects peculiar to tne institution*
This is strikingly 60 in the
the National Bank at R' ano
and as much so in the failed \
Texas some weeks since.
The same may be said of all th
tional banks falling since Novel
1st, and I imagine the same thing
hold good in the state and pri\
banking houses which have ceased
do business. The banking institutio.
of the South made, with here and ther
an exception, a remarkably good sho*
ing during the panic of 1S93 and th'
financial distress was then general am
acute. No such condition now exists
nor will occur upon the one hand
while on the other during the year;
since then the liquidation has gone or
bad paper has been weeded out anc
the banks are stronger in rash money
There is no basis for any expectatlo
that either now or in the future th
South or any other section of tb« cou
try will suffer from more than the
dinary number of bank failures i
dent to the accumulation of slow
sets and bad methods of bankin
certainly do not apprehend any
culty beyond that due to the c
I have stated. If the attention <
country could be directed towa
tending to business affairs in
ness way, undisturbed by “w
rumors of wars” and promis*
newed and continued agitat
country would enter upon p
prosperity, which in the larg
tire would fall to the lot of 1
of the South.
The South to-day offers
onsly rich field for investme
capital is at hand to he in*
it will not go there or elsew
disquieting rumors are eve
' — -net w ith aid uncertainty
mg a re:*’n for it, confro
The opportunity present*
icans to become rich, pro
happy by confining them?
ly to the immediate %
own country' was never s
this present moment,
Comptroller of th<
Failed to Open It* Boor*’
Not I ffe -t Other liant
OMAHA. Neb., j'anuarj
Savings Bank fid ted U> V
morning and Is In the hi
Banking Board. A meit
lug house was held yestei
usual proceeding on a ho‘.
presumed they took action
the Savings Bank to close.
Total liability of the Insi
000 and the assets exceed
I200,0o<i. The securities ar
but little loss can resul'
The bank has been in e?
teen years. It has nojD
any other bank and will
Omaha institutions any I
“The Omaha Saving?
ganized fifteen years a
oral Manderson, Its ph
was started because of t
mand for such an instlt
It is the oldest bank of
in the city, and the on
ing its career has confi
ly to the legitimate h*
ings hank.”
i ne nanit io-ua
its depositors and
mercial banks, m*
ities $850,000. T
at cost and our
securities simr
we have r
yond lia.
unal)leatth a,
on demand, it m nniph,
while it will Jake some tinu.
not a dollar il be lost by an*
or. In addttlc
also thg tjouli
k holder*. whit
the amount to at least $1*200,0
A Kim Started <m a 4
n Van W lio Wm
Cripple Creelf, CoHjLp1
National Pa
say was caused HflH
that the
to-chiy, by a man whi
fused to loan. fljiflj
ed in line and
posits were to
was run from
$■,0,000. Presidl
“We have o
enough to pay!
he demanded, (H
ltors seem aDX
mini!.;' men a
depositing mor0 t
Examiner Ang, 1
dosed the Whltl
Lo-day. The lianl
rile laKt r< purl
HO,000; loans an!
•onds and mortg
KW on -hand.
>p«ctal to the Jo
iay«: The Cltia
his afternoon.

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