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THr£ DflrlLY G^OB^.
IWenther for Today —
,y Fair and Colder.
I'AliE 1.
'A Talk With Senator Kunte.
Night of Horror in Cleveland.
McAdoo on Naval Militia.
PAGE '-.
Sermons of a Sunday.
Dedication of St. John's.
Immigration and Prosperity.
Minneapolis News.
Rev. Mr. Wells Resign*.
Clews' Financial Review
11. P. Hall's Defease of Garfield.
Secretary Morton's Report.
Ripley President of the Santa Fe.
Farm and Household,
Worlds' Market Quotations.
People's Wains.
Cliff Dwellings of Colorado.
Wild Life in Stockades.
A Curious Organization.
Metropolitan— Clara Morris, S.IS.
Grand— No. 2, 5.15.
Market Hall— Cathedral Bazaar, 7. !
Columbia — .Mark's Bazaar, 7.
Conover Hall — Miss Dixon. 7.
LONDON, Nov. 17.— Arrived: Rosa- j
rian, Montreal.
HAVRE Arrived: La Touraine.New i
York. j
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Lake Supe- '
rior. Montreal.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Campania, [
Liverpool. j
Senator Sherman's book is still out.
Senator Sherman's book is still out. ;
Let there be a maximum of light
Let there be a maximum of light
for a minimum of cost. j
«a» !
Hennepin county's coroner just !
Hennepin county's coroner just
missed the football game. !
Sporting Note — Mr. Corbett's
Sporting Note — Mr. Corbett's j
gloves have changed hands. J
— m ........ !
Its author is dead, but the song I
"America" will live forever.
The Chicago Journal apparently
Changes hands with the seasons.
— —
At any rate, Adrian C. Anson is a
better actor than John L. Sullivan.
-'.""•*; a*
The circulation liar isn't doing any j
The circulation liar isn't doing any |
bigger business in Chicago than in :
Minneapolis. I
This morning's dispatches indicate i
that Chicago is no one-center town j
than St. Louis.
Having spoken, Mr. William Jump-
lngjack Bryan can go out of Minne
sota single file.
iAs soon as Margaret Mather gets I
her divorce from young Pabst she !
will again be wedded to the stage.
Another new week is open to the I
demonstrations of the great bellig
erents—Chandler, Heatwole and Pin- j
Something is going to happen to I
Something is going to- happen to
Colorado. Thirteen million shares of i
mining stock were sold there the past
The Chicago newspapers are be-
ginning to call one another pirates,
and they are probably telling the j
— ■»■
The most that can be said of the
The most that can be said of the !
earliest portrait of Lincoln, recently !
dug up, is that it doesn't look like
The bond syndicate, to judge from
the flight of gold to Europe again,
must be getting hungry for Christ-
mas interest money.
Attorney General Childs isn't the
biggest man at the capitol, but he
should be excused for a few days
for wearing a No. 8 hat.
There is liable to be another great
divorce, suit before the end of the
year. Nicolini has refused to permit
Patti to drink either water or wine.
The escape of Senator Brice from
remaining senator from Ohio was
not particularly narrow. The Re-
publican majority on joint ballot
is 87.
The Minneapolis park board can
The Minneapolis park board can
get the exposition building for. $90,
- but even at that price it isn't
sure but it would remain a white ele
SA Chicago man has a scheme for
building a boulevard in the air. It
won't be lonesome up there, as half
of the Windy City's schemes are in
the air.
Having been president of the great-
est republic on earth, Benjamin Har-
rison now shows signs of trying to
supersede Barney Barnato as King
of the Kaffirs. y'y
The University of Minnesota foot-
ball team has pulled Its arms and
legs back into joint and will this
norning attempt to get a touchdown
on Latin and trigonometry.
There is something decidedly wrong
with the liquor drunk by the peo
ple of Northern Wisconsin. Three
men have been shot for deer in that
section in the past ten days.
If Tom Carter, Matt Quay, Tom
Piatt and Jim Clarkson, the Repub
.. lican president-makers, sell the con-
vention to Chicago for $54,000, they
phould get the money before deliver-
• ing the goods. _. ._-., .*..;■
The Year Has Been ii Fortunate
The Year Has Beeu a. Fortunate
One Corps Shows Great Im
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.—Assist
ant Secretary McAdoo has trans
mitted to Secretary Herbert the -re
port of Lieut. Niblack upon the oper
ations of the* naval militia during
the past year. In indorsing the re
port, Mr. McAdoo says that the or
ganizations are growing rapidly in
favor and the interest of the public
in them is steadily increasing. This
organization, founded on patriotic
zeal, is entitled to every encourage-
ment at the hands of the govern
ment. Speaking of the results of his
own. inspection of the various bat
talions last summer, he says, that
above all things they need national
encouragement and sufficient boats
to perfect themselves in drill.
Lieut. Niblack's report shows that
New Jersey and Georgia were the
only new states to make returns
and share in the allotment of funds
during the year. Under the present
system of allotments an undue share
of the money goes to the older or
ganizations, which Lieut. Niblack
suggests might be corrected by di
viding only one-half of the total ap
propriation among the militia pro
rata, and then using the remaining
half to aid the new organizations
and those which have not yet re
ceived the loan of a ship or boats
and arms. He shows that the sup
ply of ships for military purposes is
now exhausted and touching, the ex
perience of the California militia
on their last cruises aboard govern
ment vessels, he says that such short
cruises are of no real benefit to the
militia. Because of the hot and
debilitating weather of the Sonthern
summers, he suggests that the time
of cruises of the North Carolina,
South Carolina and Georgia militia
should be changed to spring or fall.
In the line of improvement of the
militia as a whole, Lieut. Niblack
has many important recommenda
tions to make. He says that there
has been considerable diminution in
the enthusiasm of the older organ-
izations, due largely to uncertainty
as to the real purposes and aims of
the naval militia, as is indicated by
the number of resignations. Unless
it is desired that the movement
should drift on in an uncertain and
hesitating way with possible ulti
mate failure, a vigorous state and
national initiative should be at once
taken. The state laws should be
made uniform, and the navy de
partment should be empowered to
bring three or four different state
organizations together in camp,
which, with a co-operating squad
ron of ships, would result in in-
creased efficiency and give definite-
ness of purpose. The appropriation
for the naval militia should be in-
creased from $25,000 to $50,000 an-
nually. As boat work is of the ut
most importance the battalions
should be provided with good navy
cutters, with all equipments neces
sary, and to insure uniformity in
methods signaling outfits should be
provided. The outfits of the various
divisions should be standardized, and
' to this end Lieut. Niblack indicates
just what a .suitable outfit should
consist of. Steps should be taken
to organize a naval reserve of offi
cers, seamen and ships under nation-
al auspices. In this ex-officers of the
navy and former enlisted men, naval
militiamen who have served a spe
cified term, and sea-faring men gen-
erally can make up the personnel,
and yachts and merchant steamers
the material.
Increased Proficiency Shown—
Year's Losses.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.— Mr. Kim
ball, superintendent of the life saving
service, in his annual report states that
at the clcse of the fiscal year last, the
establishment embraced 251 stations —
184 being on the Atlantic, 53 on the
lakes, 13 on the Pacific and 1 at the
Falls of the Ohio, at Louisville, Ky. *
The number of disasters to ' docu
mented vessels within the field of oper
ations of the service during the year
was 483. There were on board these
vessels 5,402 persons, of whom 5,382 were
saved and 20 lost. Eight hundred and
three shipwrecked persons received
succor at the stations, to whom 2,232
days' relief in the aggregate was af
forded. Tho estimated value of the
vessels involved was $8,001,275, and that
of their 'cargoes $2,645,960, making a
total value of property imperiled $10,
--647,235. Of this amount $9,145,083 was
saved and $1,502,150 was 'lost. The num
ber of vessels totally lost was 73. In
addition to the foregoing there were
during the year 192 casualties to small
craft, on board of which there were 421
persons, 415 of whom were saved amd
6 lost. : :*yy: -
Besides the number of persons "saved
from vessels of all kinds, there were
110 others rescued who had fallen from
wharves, piers, etc., the most of whom
would have perished without the aid
of life saving crews. The crews saved
and assisted to save during the year
379 vessels, valued with their cargoes
at $3,561,665, and rendered assistance of
minor importance to 181 other vessels
in distress, besides warning from dan
ger by signals of the .patrolmen 249,
vessels. The Investigations that
| no life was, lost through . the , larck of
prompt and faithful efforts on the part
of the life, saving men. '..*-' The -.'number
of disasters within the scope of the
service exceeded that of any previous
year by 79. This excess, it is said, is in
a measure due to the extension of the
service' by the establishment of new
.stations, but principally to the condi
tions of weather which prevailed dur-
ing the year. '. y.--*;. „ '
The record of the year shows a
smaller proportion of loss in both life
and property than in any previous year
since the general extension of the serv-
ice, except as regards life, In 18SS,
and as regards property in -the year
1884. The cost of the maintenance of
the service during the year was $1,315,
- . '-. ---." :-*"
The following is a general summary
of the statistics of the service from the
introduction of the present system. in
1 1871 to the close of the fiscal year end-
ing June 30, 1895:
Number of disasters, 8,302; value of
vessels, $92,956,220; value of cargoes,
$40,655,754; value of property involved,
$133,641,974; value of property saved,
$102,342,047; value of property lost, $31,
- ;'■;—;'"-
Number of persons involved, 67,258;
number of lives lost, 750; number of
persons succored, 12,013.
American Tells of the Murder of
the Corean Queen.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 17. —
Rudolph Nunnemacher, now visit
ing in Corea, writes to the Sentinel
from Seoul, giving an account of the
murder of the queen early in Octo
ber. That the. Japanese were insti
gators of the outrage, he says, seems
to be clearly evident in Seoul. He
says a body of Japanese soshi com
mitted the murder, and they were
backed by Japanese troops. When
they had gained entrance to the
queen's apartments they found four
women there, and being unable to
recognize the queen, who had dis
guised herself, they killed all four
women. The bodies, after having
been slashed and stabbed, were tied
up in blankets, carried to the court
yard, saturated with oil and burned.
It is reported that the queen was
cremated alive, not having been dis
patched during the slaughter. The
Japanese government has started an
inquiry, and many arrests have been
made. An American general, who
had been acting as vice minister of
war of Corea, is said to have been
an eye-witness of the outrage. He
was in command of the guard that
made the heroic resistance to the as
sault of the Japanese on the palace.
He came near being killed, several
bullets passing uncomfortably close
to him. Had he lost his life the Jap
anese government, the writer says,
might have found itself in serious
complications with the United States.
Novel Singing Contest to Be Given
in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Nov. ' Preparations
are being made to bring about a novel
singing concert, to be -.held at the
Auditorium, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1896.
This concert, it is said, will eclipse any
thing ever seen in Chicago. It is under
the auspices of the Swedish National
association, for the benefit of the
Swedish labor bureau of this city, to
help unemployed Swedes. Representa
tives of the English, German, French,
Norwegian, Bohemian, Welsh, Polish,
Irish and Swiss nationalities will par
ticipate. The Swedish singers with a
chorus of 500 to 600..voices will open and
dose the concert. The judges will
award a handsome silk banner for the
best singing. Well-known newspaper
men and other prominent citizens of
Chicago are the judges. The large
chorus of Swedish singers have already
begun their practice work for the en
Wouldn't See an Innocent Man
Sailer for His Crime.

Special to the Globe. '
SIOUX FALLS, Nov. 17.— The Argus-
Leader will print tomorrow the fol
lowing letter bearing on the numerous
postal and other robberies which have
occurred in this state of late:
Editor of the Argus-Leader— Dear
Sir: I want to ask you to help an in
nocent man. Sselng in your paper that
there was three men arrested for bur-
glarizing the Hills, Minn., postoffice,
also the Sherman postoffice and the I.
C. depot. They have got the wrong.
man .in custody, for we did the work,
and to prove to you and the public I
will tell you how we did it in the Sher-
man postoffice. We entered the front
door of the store. There were two dogs
in thefe, a little one and a. big one. Wo
let the little one out and shut the big
one up in the back room. We put a
•5-16 hole in the front door of the safe
and blew it off. Misjudging the
strength of the powder, we broke the
glass out of the windows. We got
about $18. From there we went to a
hardware store and were scared away.
In the Hills postoffice we entered the
• side window in the tin shop and put a
5-16 hole In the side-. This did not
work. We put one in the front. This
did not get through. We put another
in the front and blew the door off, get
ting $35, Including asl gold piece. The
next night we entered the side window
of the Illinois Central depot, moved
the safe away from the wall, put a 5-16
hole in the door of the safe and blew
it off. We got nothing. We piled sev
eral sacks of sugar in front of it and
broke several of them open. This
should convince the public that we are
the parties that did the work. If you
will have the kindness to give this let-
ter to these men's attorneys. If they
have any, and also to let the public
know about it, you will be doing a
favor to men that are innocent of that
crime. As • you may wonder what
prompted me to write this, I will tell
you I was once a victim of circum-
stances myself and had to suffer, and
I do not want anybody else to suffer for
my work. (Unsigned.)
One noticeable feature about this let
ter is that the upper half of the post-
mark Is missing, the lower part of the
stamp only having touched the envel-
ope. This bears the mark Missouri.
Titers Roam the Prairies of lowa
WATERLOO, la., Nov. 17.— People in;
the southern part of this county are
considerably excited over the report
that two full grown tigers were, seen
yesterday near tho Grundy county line.
A milk-hauler saw them in a cornfield-
and aroused the pople, who fired
several shots at the animals, but with-
out effect and they*; finally got in to. the
brush along the Blackhawk Creek.
Last night a big posse of armed men
scoured that region, but could get no
clew to them. The men who saw them
yesterday describe them minutely, and
are positive that they are tigers which
have escaped from some show.
Stricken I»y Paralysis.
I Special to the Globe." ■
. ELLSWORTH, Wis., Nov. 17.— 01e O.
i Halls, an old/ resident of River Fails,
| who has has been visiting his son ho:e
I ,the past month, received a stroke cf
j paralysis., yesterday afternoon while
I sitting. in his son's store. Death fol-
lowed soon. Mr. Halls was six'.y-four
years old. He leaves a wife and one"
Funerals of the Victims Will
Probably AH Be Held Tues-
CLEVELAND, 0., Nov. 17. — The
people of this city stood .appalled
today when they realized the full ,
horror of the terrible accident which.
occurred last evening on the big
Central viaduct. It was the worst
accident that had ever happened in
this city, and the story of how the
motor car, loaded with men, women
and children, had plunged through
the open draw," straight down a hun
dred feet into the river, was told over
and over again. Thousands of peo
ple remained by the river bank all
last night, and thousands more were
there early this morning. Great
crowds are still standing on the
bridge above the wrecked car, and
about the place where the wreck
age is buried in the river, eagerly
discussing every detail of the ac
cident. The first reports of the dis
aster have been verified in every
particular, with the possible excep
tion of the number of victims, which
is a trifle smaller than at first sup
posed. The work of rescuing the
bodies of the victims has gone on
speedily since 9 o'clock last even
ing, and it is now believed that noth
ing more can be done until the last
bit of , the wreckage of the car has
been removed from the river.
The scenes about the river late
last night, while the work of rescue
was being prosecuted, were pathetic
in the extreme. The thousands. of
people ; who had assembled w<^ted
with baited breath for the discovery
of bodies. It was a sad crowd,
out of respect for the unfortunate
dead but very little noise was made.*
Occasionally the wild scream of some
frantic woman, who believed, some
one dear to her Was among the un
fortunate ones, would echo over the
flats, only to be taken up at a dis
tance by some other woman, whose
heart was breaking over her loss.
It was almost impossible;, to get to
the river. Patrol wagons dashed this
way and that,- their bells clanging,
adding to the din. and confusion.
Ambulances dashed up to the scene,
only to turn and drive away again, j
carrying the remains of some un
fortunates. It was almost impos
sible to work with any system. The
crowd pushed Its way as near the
scene as possible, and efforts of the
large force of police to maintain or
der were almost in vain. It was;
with great difficulty that a body,*
when recovered, was taken to one of
the dead wagons. Four bodies were
found almost at the same time. They
were placed on stretchers, and the
solemn march to ~ the ambulances
As the bodies were passed from the
fire boat to the willing hands- on shore,'
an aisle was made and the bodies pas
sed, along. Every few feet some wo
man would step out from the crowd;
peer into the face of a body as it
passed, and "It's not he, thank God,"
she would say. And so the sad. pro
cession moved on. %
As the body of a young boy j was
taken from the fire boat, an old lady
nearly fell Into the river in her anxiety
to see the face of the dead body. She
would not be put back. She ' threw
herself on the body, looked Into the
face, and cried: "Thank God." Fall
ing upon her knees, she raised her
voice to heaven and prayed as only a
mother could under the circumstances.
Pressing close around her were any
where from 1,000 to 5,000 people. Those
who saw her, raised their hats, and
not a few
At another spot two men were try
ing to hold .an almost distracted
woman. She believed her husband was
on the ill-fated car, and was almost
insane with grief. On board the fire
boat, alongside of. which was the raft
containing two divers, were Coroner Ar
buckle and several of the boat hands,
all busy grappling for bodies and all
was confusion. A hook would catch
on. something in the bottom of -the
river. The - man handling it would
shout "I've got another." The crowd
on shore who could see what was going
on aboard the boat would take.u p the
cry. But- in many cases the man was
wrong; his- hook would bring to the
surface an old board or a piece of
rubbish. Again the news would be
carried to the anxiously waiting crowd.
All the time the search was going on,
• cars kept running over the viaduct.
Both rails from the west to the east
approach of. the bridge were blocked
with people. In the center of the
bridge, men, women and children went
this and that way, screaming, jostling
each other, women tearing their hair
and calling upon God to save their
dear ones." Women fainted and were
trampled on by the mad rushing and
insane- crowd. It was impossible to
keep any kind of order and the effort
was finally, abandoned. -«£*'• •« :
It was a crowd with a common
; grief. V Not one of the multitude but
knew that perhaps a brother, mother,
father or sister was at the moment
lying cold in death at the bottom <of
the river., Everybody tried to sympa
thize with everybody else, and as a
result' It was hard to distinguish any
-one." -.::. :."'.;.. : :.^ -■;
"; From the. dizzy height, the theurar.f
of people who occupied positions en t'-.
bridge itself watched the proceeding.' *
below. Their -view was unobsl
and they saw everything that'" toe.-.
place. The second a body w'asb'fo'ught".
to the sur>Lce, those on the. .-'*.•:• !
reported to. those in the center," of the
bridge and -then a rush to . "rail v.*.
made by - hundreds. '• ' '^A'A.*' '
The fir.ding of the body of little Gc:-_
Chief Clark {speaking for the Si. Paul Police) — This is pretty tough
medicine, Mister McCardy, but it looks as if you will have to take it.
tie Hoffman filled the cup of sorrow for
A. W. Hoffman, a grocery salesman
living at 1508 Pearl street. She was the
last member of his family. , His wife
anil son Harvey, the latter aged seven,
were taken from the river last night.
The little girl's body was found lodged
against the bank of the river. Her
little -hands were filled with splinters
from the wrecked car and her baby
face was badly bruised. When Hoff
man realized what had happened to
him he became bereft of his reason.
Rushing to the river he plunged in and
tried' to drown; himself, -but was res
cued, by friends, who took him away
and tried to comfort him. '* 7_ .. ;';
y The final identification of the body of
.Curt Lephene by his stepfather, Prof.
Charles E. Clements, today, disclosed a
romance. Lephene's mother" was an
English girl. Several years ago she
went to' Berlin to study- music and
, there she met and married a German
army officer , named .Lephene.*^ Four
children- were born to. her and ■ her hus
band 'died';*""' Last summer she met
Prof. Charles E. Clements and the two
became engaged. Prof. • Clemen ts was
a teacher in a. musical school ' in Ber
lin, but he obtained an offer of a posi
tion in this city. He came to Cleve
land and Mrs. Lephene,. followed him
here, arriving only last month," with
her children. They were married soon
afterward. Curt, who was fourteen
years old, was her eldest son. *
: The number of victims was increased
to - fifteen today by .the discovery of
two more bodies :in the river. All of
the dead have been Identified, but four
persons who were supposed to have
been on the ill-fated car as it made the
awful plunge are still missing, and
there seems to be no doubt that their
bodies will be taken from the bottom
of 1 the * river when the heavy iron
trucks of the wrecked car are raised.
One of- the bodies found today was that
of little Gertie Hoffman, aged four
and a half years, who was going home
from the store where her father was
employed, with her mother and brother.
The child's body was found • lying
against the bank of the river some dis
tance below the scene of the accident
and was identified soon after being
taken from the water."' ";
: The other body found today was that
of Louis Huletz, a mall carrier, aged
•twenty-six years, who lived with his
wife at 38 Brevier street. His head
was split open from the forehead down
-to* the chin, and there is no doubt that
he was killed before the car settled
into the water. • " .'.."' - * -.-"-•'■ .'
One of the unidentified bodies was
| that of Miss Marie Mitchen, a German
: domestic employed at a house on Bell
avenue. She was twenty-one. years of
age. Another body Identified was that
of Mrs. Martha Palmer, a dressmaker,
of. 165 Kenilworth avenue. Mrs. Pal-
mer's father, Isaac Russell, and her
brother lived at Kent, 0., and her
daughter, Lida Palmer, lives at James
* town, N. Y. y-y -7. *„..- ;*|
'.^Augusta Sarlnshl's body was picked
out of the unidentified at the morgue
by her employer, who lives at 207 Cen- :
tral avenue. She was a German girl, I
aged nineteen, and was the daughter
of a German police official. She had j
been in this country only a few ;
months. The list of the killed \ is as
folic ws: " : ." : ■'-.•■
player. 77 Trowbridere avenue. •'-* - r--.-*---i>-
chant tailor, 5S Mary street.
TOWARD HOFFMAN, conductor,l2l
East End avenue.
Professor street.
MISS BESSIE DAVIS, school teach-
er, lived, at 107 Noves street.
j HARRY W. FOSTER, clerk for Root
&;Mcßride, 51 Mentor avenue: ' .
man street. .
CURT LEPEHNE, 66 Jennings aye- j
-.-•.lie. . .-? - «.v. • .
MRS. A. W. HOFFMAN, thirty years j
old. 1508 Pearl street. *•-"■* . • ..
. HARVEY HOFFMAN, seven years!
old; 1508 Pearl street.
ilworth avenue.
MARIE MlTCHEN,twenty-one years
old. Pell avenue.
- GERTIE HOFFMAN.four and a half
.years. lECB Pearl street.
LOUIS F. HULETZ, mall carrier, 38
Brevier street. - * - .v't-'- t **-*■£.'■' "•' .*y
• Following Is a list of the missing:
154 Merchant avenue. <
— LOONEY, nine years old, 37% Clif-
K. C.-.P AGE, residence unknown. ;
; street^ +-~y. "*• "-
TOn the. rear platform of the. car, be-
fore It.made' the terrible plunge, were
-*?. A". --Ferguson, cf Parma, O; John
Seriger, 0f.364 Wcodword avenue; Hank
Pc-cr* of ''Dover; G. O. Rc~s, of 3S
Quincy street; Andy Radke, of 80 Pel-
ton street; Jake Heller, cf Swan street.
Ml jumped and wore saved. Heller
-■: ys the car was going slowly and
'*at fio 'heard seme one cry out, "Step
.:e car; stop the car." He also . says j
there was a woman on the platform
and that she jumped safely away, but
immediately cried out that her daugh- j
ter was in the car. John Seriger re- j
lated his experience as follows: I
I "On nearing the draw on the viaduct
I noticed the conductor leave the car
and pull a chain which I supposed op- '
crated a safety device for the track.
The conductor waved his hand and the
car : moved slowly' forward. I first
heard a cry, 'Stop, stop.' Then a little
man standing nearer the car step than
myself yelled, 'Jump.' I felt the rear
part of the car begin to raise up and
blindly jumped over the platform rail-
ing, not knowing now or where I would
'land. "I picked myself up about six
, feet from the edge of the open draw
and picked up* .my. hat from among sev
eral others lying about. There were
I three - other • men ,on the \ platform be- J
sides myself. One wore glasses and
another, the • one who yelled" 'Jump,'
had on a mackintosh. It came through i
my mind that thel car was going down '■
as I saw the Iron gate moving the mo-
ment I jumped. I was leaning against
the door jamb but turned my head
when some one on the viaduct cried
'Stop.' • I knew no one in the car at
the time. • I heard screaching and
screams as the car was going down. %
There was an awful crash "when the
car struck.
i •
August . Rogers; I the moterman, is
still detained at the Central station,
though he is now held only as a wit-
ness before the coroner. He _ talked
about the accident today.
"It was my second trip," he began.
"Just after leaving the Market house,
I looked into the car and j from what
I can remember, there were about
twenty or twenty-five passengers. They
were mostly - women and children I
think. When my moter reached the
switch at the approach of the draw
in the viaduct, I shut off my current !
and applied the brake. The car came |
to a full stop and the conductor ran
ahead and threw the switch. He
motioned me ahead with a wave of his
arm. j I put my lever at the first notch,
and "as . I passed the . conductor, who j
always stands at the switch lever until i
the car has passed, was running at the !
rate of possibly four miles an hour, i
I looked back as I always do, and saw ]
him get, on the rear platform. Look- j
ing ahead, I thought I saw the gates I
at the draw closed over the track, '
but as my lights were burning and I I
had current, the thought occurred to j
me that by eyes must have been at j
fault: I was just In the act of giving, I
and possibly gave the lever a slight :
push forward, when I was startled by j
the gates just in front of me, and I j
heard some one yell 'jump.' - I don't |
know whether I reversed the current i
or not, for I realized the danger and i
leaped from the vestibule. As I leap-
ed I thought that I would plunge head- j
long down into the river, but- as the i
car struck the gate I fell on It and
caught the Iron frame and saved my- j
self. The car. went down with an aw- ■
ful crash, but I never heard a murmur
or anything that resembled a scream." !
• Here Rogers buried his face in his . j
hands, and cried: . -. ■
"My God, it's an awful thing."
. His wife who stood by his side, con- i
soled him by saying: , y * -~-yy-y
"Certainly it was no fault of yours."
"No," he replied, "but think of it,
Oh, my. God. Just think of it." „..-Cl'.
Rogers then buried his head deeper
in "his hands, and began to sob, moan-
ing: . i
"My God, my God, It's too bad, too
bad." - yy.: yyy \
When he had recovered himself some- i
what, he continued: • i
"When I was freed from the Iron I
gate, . I scarcely knew what to do. I
was dazed. I finally concluded to run
back to the market house and tell the :
police. I did this, and then ran back j
to the scene of the accident. I hurried
down, the embankment and began to j
pull bodies out* from the wreck. I i
worked there for fully an hour, maybe j
an hour and a half. Then I grew sick
and went home. .2 y yy
"When you first saw the gates of the i
draw, were your lights burning, and |
did you have a current?"
y"I did have current and my lights '
were burning. That's the reason why [
I thought of no danger. When the !
draw is open the . lights usually go j
out, but was. not the case at the
time -of, the accident as; I, can swear.
As I told you, .I . was surprised .when I
saw the gates and knew that ; I had
both lights and current, which was
never the L case before when the 'gates
have ; been *. closed," as., the swinging.
of the bridge* cuts off the, current' and,
of course,. when this is done, the lights
go out.". ; '.-..*-:-.•■ ... '■■■■■■ f '.'..
"How do you account for. the strange
fact?" .; '•*... ' £J
"I can't account for It, but I-swwar
that it was bo. I have never had' an
accident of any kind until this one,
and I believe this will kill me."
The diver at work on the wreck to-
day brought up a handful of hair from
the head of a woman whose body was
wedged under the motor trucks. The
body is believed to be that of Miss
Martha Sauerheimer, of -154 Merchant
avenue, who was erroneously reported
among the list of identified bodies last
night. .. Miss Sauerheimer went to mar-
ket last evening with her sister-in-law,
Mrs. Sauerheimer, and they were re-
turning home together on the car that
went into the river. The body. of Mrs. .
Sauerheimer hap been recovered; and
there is no , doubt . that the corpse of
the young woman is at the bottom of
the river. Her friends and relatives
have walked up and down the dock
under the -bridge all day, wringing
their -hands .and crying.-- The girl's
father became so desperate that it was >
found necessary to take him. away to
prevent' his jumping into the river and
• drowning himself. ' *
, Augusta Sarinski, although employed
j as a domestic, was a young:. woman of ,
■ refinement and education. She was the
daughter of a German military officer,
i and had' been ' in this country, about a
j year. . She came to America to see the
| country, and • determined to pay her
j own way. She sought employment as
I a domestic here, and had won the love
| and esteem of her employers, Mr. and
I Mrs. Schwat, of 207 Central avenue.
i When she met death Mir*s Sarinski was
I on her way to the South side to visit
j an "uncle who is ill.
■ The coroner will begin an Investiga
. tion of the accident tomorrow.
j The people of the South side, where
I most of the victims lived, suffered the
j greatest shock. This morning the reg- '
j ular services at Pilgrim Congregational j
i church, the largest in that section of I
i the city, were abandoned, and the ser- ;
mon and remarks of the pastor were
devoted to the calamity. In the after- I
noon a largely attended meeting of '<
citizens was held at the same church, j
at which resolutions were adopted ex- j
pressing sympathy With the families j
of the victims and calling upon the
city council to take immediate steps- '
to guard against accidents on all the
city bridges. . * ,
The diver succeeded this evening In
fastening a chain to the trucks of the '
motor, and' they were raised from the
river. The bed of the stream was then
dragged, but no more bodies were '■
found. Two persons are still missing,
however, and it is probable that their j
bodies floated down the river. They
are those of Miss Sauerheimer, who
was thought to have been wedged un-
der the motor, and Matthew Callahan. ;
The search was given up tonight and.
all the wreckage removed from the :
scene of the accident.
Arrangements have been made for
the funerals of the victims, nearly all
of which will occur on Tuesday.
Tonight August Rogers, the motor-
man who has been held as a witness,
was charged with manslaughter. This i
action was taken by Chief of Police. |
Hoehn after he had investigated the !
accident. After the charge had been j
placed against him, nobody was per- !
mitted to see Rogers. Late tonight the j
coroner announced that he would not i
begin the inquest until the bod is now i
supposed to be in the river had been i
recovered. - y';.yV
lumber Trust on the Const.
• SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 17.— lum
ber prices seem certain to go up with
a bound with the opening of the new
year, for on Jan. l.the largest combine
ever -made will begin, to control the
trade of the Pacific coast. It is the \
Central -Lumber company, of San -.
Francisco, the successor to the old
•Pacific Pine Lumber company, and it
represents a capital of at least $45,
--000,000. It-includes every mill of Impor
tance in the region west of the Cas-
cade mountains, from San Francisco
on the south to Vancouver, B C, on
the north.
A Stellar Weary Willie.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 17.— Prof J.
M. Schaeberle telephones from Mount
Hamilton as follows: -
A bright comet was discovered in
Constellation Virgo by B. D. Perrine,
at Lick observatory at 5:10 this morn
ing In right ascension 13 hours 44 min
utes north, declination 1 degree 40 min
utes.. . The comet has a short tall and
a stellar necleus, about the seventh
magnitude as seen In morning twilight.
Shooting for Turkey- :-
. A number of the- enthusiastic mem-
bers of Ideal Gun. club met yester-
day :at the club 's grounds, on West
Seventh street .and -Montreal* avenue,*
and . shot for -Thanksgiving ! turkeys.
All the traps were in use most of the
afternoon, and several of j the marks-
men made excellent records and were
rewarded with orders for the real
birds, which will be delivered to them
in time for Thanksgiving day. *X 7':
Republicans and Democrats Will
Ignore Pops and Divide the
Offices. \
Special to the Globe.
Special to the Globe.
MILBANK, S. D., Nov. 17— Senator
Knute Nelson spent the day in this
city on probate business connected
with the death of a relative in this
county! The Globe correspondent
spent about an hour chatting and
visiting with the distinguished rep-
resentative, from Minnesota, who
was quite agreeable and ready to
talk upon almost any subject aside
from politics. He politely declined to
join the Globe correspondent in a
smoke, saying that he had been an
inveterate smoker and chewer until
about ten years ago, when he realized
that he had become a great slave to
the weed, and that it made him
morose and ill-tempered, brought on
dyspepsia and other annoying physi
cal ailments, and that as he could
not use tobacco in moderation he
simply resolved to quit altogether,
and that shortly after doing so he
rapidly gained in flesh and felt like
a new man. He was brought up as
a boy to drink whisky, but didn't like
it, don't care for it, and would never
indulge except, perhaps, upon some
special social occasion.
In response to various attempts to
apply the reportorial pump upon cur
! rent political topics, Senator Nel
j son said that as he would be a new
; man in the senate he preferred not to
j express himself at present. As to
I the question of organization of the
j senate he hardly knew what the out
! come would be, as neither the Re
: publicans nor Democrats had a ma-
I jority, and the Populists held the.
--i balance of power. Asked as to what
| he thought of Senator Sherman's
| suggestion that the Republicans and
Democrats would ignore the . Popu- .
| lists . and organize by _ dividing the
( offices and committees, he did not
1 think such a line of action probable.
i In reply to a question as to what,
! in his opinion, would be the probable -
| line of legislation taken up, he re
' plied that the situation was consid
* erably complicated. The Republicans
| will have a large majority in the
; house, the Populists will hold the
1 balance of power in the senate, while
a Democrat occupies the White
j house. He expressed the opinion that
! in order to increase the national
j revenues it would be quite neces-
I sary to pass some additional tariff
legislation with that object in view,
but that whatever was done on this
line would necessarily be in the nat
| ure of a compromise all around.
i Asked as to whether he thought the
i financial question would elicit any
i decided discussion, he replied: "Now,
; see here, I don't want to be quoted
as expressing any opinion for pub
-1 lication, but I would guess that, in
view of the approaching presidential
election, neither of the old parties
I will want to take that question up
; very actively." The Globe corre
spondent realized that it was a diffi
: cult matter to induce the senator
to get down to expressing any posi
tive opinions upon current political
topics, and the conversation drifted
off upon the status of the prohib
itory law in Sonth Dakota. * The
senator, upon being informed that
j the prohibitory law would be sub
j mitted to a vote of the people a
I year hence, and that the probabil
ities strongly pointed to the law be
| ing repealed, remarked that he
I believed a high license system would
give the best satisfaction, and that
it worked well in Minnesota. The
senator will start for Washington
i next week.
It Had Been Sent C. O. D. From
mall to Hill City, S. D.
HILL CITY, S. D.. Nov. 17.— The
body of Mrs. R. Roberts, who died
Nov. 12 at St. Joseph's hospital, Oma
ha, was replevincd today from the lo
cal Adams Express agent that her
funeral might be held as announced
this afternon.
Mrs. Roberts, the wife of a poor
miner, was sent to Omaha by the con-
tributions of friends several weeks
since to receive surgical treatment.
She failed to survive the operation, and
upon receipt of a dispatch from the at
tending surgeon that $80 would be re
quired for the hospital and undertal*
er's bills a second purse was made up
to cover the amount.
The remains arrived C. O. D. for $160.
and it was found the Omaha doctor
claimed a balances of $S0 upon his bill
of $155.
The generous miners and business
men of Hill City were indignant. After
consulting a lawyer a writ of replevin
was secured, and ait 2 p. m. the funeral
procession moved from the depot to the
Presbyterian church, where the exer
cises were'heJdj
In Fnrgo for a Divorce.
Special to the Globe.
FARGO, N. D., i ts'ov. 17.— Warren
Campbell applied for a divorce from
his wife, Stella Campbell, before Judge
McConnell tonight. They yore resi
dents of Asherton, Pa., and arc con-
sidered very wealthy. The case has
many sensational phases the husband
charging his wife with Infidelity, of
which ne Is said to. ha. .-.-> positive proo*^
- Hlnekley Enterprise Sold.
Special to the Globe
' HINCKLEY, Minn.. Nov. 17.-The
Hinckley Enterprise, the leading paper
of this section of the state, has been.
sold by. its owner, A. C. Hay, to J. J.
Folsom. Tlie former plant was to
tally destroyed by fire in 189-1. The
present plant, therefore, is modern in
every respect.

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