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Doubled Horrors in One
Brave Lads Found Under Fallen Walls
Still Grasping the Nozzle of
Their Hose.
Special to The Morning Calu
Omaha, Nebr., Slay 3.— This city re
ceived a dual visitation from the elements
this evening. All the day lone the rain
had fallen intermittently, a storm blow
ing from the southeast Then, shortly
before 7 o'clock, the wind chopped about
to the north, and in a few moments the
city was submerged by one of the most
disastrous floods ever experienced. The
rain was accompanied by a heavy elec
trical display and high winds.
In the midst of the flood came a fire that'
entailed a loss of nearly a quarter of mil
lion dollars, with the additional horror of
four deaths and many persons injured.
The dead now known are George Coulter,
B. J. Morris and Cox Morrissey, all
When the storm was at its height the
flames burst from the fifth floor of the
building occupied by the Shiverick Furni
ture Company on Farnum street. In re
sponse to'a general alarm ali the com
panies of the city department responded,
but the fire was beyond control. It en
tailed a loss of 5200,000. fully insured.
West of the Shiverick building was a
two-story structure, occupied by Edward
Maurer's saloon and restaurant and on top
ot this building six firemen gathered, the
better to fight the flames. While they
were there the west wall of the Shiver
ick block fell outward, two of the firemen
heard the cry of horror from the crowd
and leaped from the building, only to be
buried by bricks on the sidewalk. They
were quickly rescued from their perilous
The falling wallscrushed the two-story
building like an egg-shell and the four
firemen on the roof were carried do., to
an awful death.
Within halt an hour Georce Coulter,
superintendent of the Fire and Police Tele
graph System,' was extracted from the
ruins, crushed to a pulp by the weight of
Captain Cox of Hose Company 7 was
still alive ben found beside Coulter, but
his injuries resulted iv his death shortly
after he was taken out.
B. J. Morris, pipeman of No. 7, and
Pipeman Morrissey of the same company
were found side by side, sill grasping the
nozzle of- the hose, which they had clung
lo evfrs^-ln death.
Jt*fJ ft siiiPOssiDie to search the Maurer
Wilding v further, because of-rh7aat~nnd
Si>cke, but there are thought to be a num
ber of others in the wreck.
The. damage from the storm was dis
tributed all over the city and, while not
great in single instances, will amount to
•many thousands of dollars in the aggre
gate. Streetcar and other communication
is cutoff, and no general estimate can be
made until daylight
The Danger of Living in a High Fiat
in a Big City.
New York, June 3.— Four persons were
burned to death at the fir-> at midnight in a
five-story fl.ithouse at ITS East Forty-third
street. They were William Bente. 23
years old, Louis Bente, his 21-year-old wile,
Essie Bent", aged 25, his sister, and Helen
"Wetmore Blef, aged 6, his niece..
Later another body was found in the
same flat. It was identified as that of a
man named Pugsley, who was a boarder
•with the Bente family, who occupied the
too flat.
The fire started In the third flat, which
was untenanted, and ran up tiie air shaft,
bursting into and spreading over the top
floor. Every inmate of the house was
wrapped in slumber, from which ttiey were
aroused by stifling smoke and threatening
flames, which by this time had gained con
siderable headway.
The terror-stricken occupants rushed
hither, and thither through the halls, clad
only in their night clothing, seeking es
cape from death. There were many air
breadth escapes.
. Tho firemen tried to get upstairs, but
found the passage blocked by a wall of
smoke and flames, and at the same time
persons appeared at the windows of the
fourth floor. The floor was occupied by
Mr. Bjorkell. a Dane, and his family, and
their shrieks for help and frenzied gesticu
lations served to increase the horror, Seal-
Ing ladders were hastily run up against
the blazing building, and in a trice tbe
nimble firemen were at the work of rescue,
and the whole family were borne in safety
to the street
With sponges saturated with water in
their mouths to shut out the stilling smoke
the firemen pushed their way through to
the front room of the top flat, and there in
a heap, as if they were huddled together
In despair; were found four bodies burned
to a crisp. They were those of the Bente
family and Pugsley. The pecuniary loss
is uot known to-night.
A Tragedy Under Which Is Hidden a
Chautauqua. N. V., June 3.— A most
peculiar fatal incident took place here this
evening. Mrs. Colton, a well-known
widow of this place, went to the office of
Dr.. Elderkins to receive (professional
treatment. About an hour /afterward a
lady who lives In the hou«ojin which the
doctor has his office found Sirs. Colton on
the floor dead and the doctor his lounge
in a dying condition. . f
A letter found lying on tho table reads :
"Mrs. Coiton died of heart disease, and 1
have taken my. own life with morphine
taken hypodormically. No.] use. Can't
save. No need of an autopsy. Must die,
but have to leave my friends*."
The doctor has since died. His will was
found in a bundle of papers lying -by his
aide. _
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There Is Small Demand; for the
Whisky Trust Bonds. s
Chicago. June 3.— President ' Greenlmt
of the' whisky trust r left for .* Peoria to
night, saying he bad accomplished his
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mission in securing proposals for the sale
of „ 81,000,000 of bonds. Contrary to ex
pectations he did not close the sale, and
from the fact that the proposal will be
submitted to the directors at Peoria Mon
day, it is believed the bid was less than
was expected, for Oreenhut stated on
Friday that he and Secretary Hennessy
would close the deal to-day.
Farmers in the Northwest Anxious
About Their Homes.
Washington, June Argument was
heard tc-day by Secretary Hoke Smith on
a motion for si review filed by the North
ern Pacific Railroad Company, in its case
against Charles Cole, involving rulings
made by Secretary Villas in the case of
Guilford Miller. The motion asked that
the Guilford Miller decision be overruled.
The leading questions involved in the case
are— first, whether the Northern Pacific
Company is entitled to the benefit of a
second withdrawal of its map of the gen
eral route; second, whether there Is any
authority in tho Secretary to withdraw
lands for the indemnity limits upon the
filing of a map of definite location; and,
third, whether the company is entitled to
select indemnity in lieu of the odd sections
within a technical Indian reservation.
The case excites great-interest in the
Northwest, as the farms and homes of 1500
settlers hang upon the Secretary's de
Two Suicides of Business Men in the
Same Hotel.
Chicago. June 3.— T. C. McLoury, a re
tired capitalist and planter of Louisiana,
stopping here with, his family for the sum
mer, committed suicide at the Metropole
Hotel this morning on account of business
reverses by cutting bis throat.
The fashionable hotel at which McLoury
ended his life this morning, had another
sensation late to-night, when Augustus
Vlctorson, a wealthy Board of Trade man,
strangled himself with the cord of his
dressing gown. No cause for the suicide is
known except despondency.
Count Apponyi Has Discovered a
Queer Conspiracy.
Russian Emissaries Are at Work
Among Hungarians Domiciled
in the United States.
Special to The Morning Call.
Vienna, June 3.— ln the House of Dele
sates to-day Count Apponyf. leader ol the
Hungarian opposition, asked Count Kal
tinky. Minister of Foreign Affairs, whether
or not the government had information of
th* attempts of Russians in the United
"States to convert Hungarian emigrants to
Pan-Slavists. At the same time te de
manded that several Hungarian consuls be
sent to America to look after the interests
of citizens of Hungary. Count Kainoky,
in reply, said that he inquiry as to the
Pan-Slavist agitation would be made by the
government, which thus far had no
knowledge of its existence. Undoubtedly
the subject might rt of importance, as in
1592 more than £0,000 i ersons had emi
gratel from 1..3 empire to the United
Deputy Czesnatory opposed the Investi
gation suggested by Count Apponyi. The
great distance of the United States from
Central Europe, lie said, precluded the
possibility of any agitation, supposing it
existed, resulting in action of any sort
within the empire.
Dunraven's Cutter Shows Her Heels
to Some Crack Yachts.
Loxdox, June 3.— The four new cutters
of the season— A.D. Clarke's Satanita, the
largest of the four; Prince of Wales'
Britannia, victor in the last week's races
and designed chiefly to beat the German
Emperor* Meteor, and also uphold the
credit of England against the American
cutler Navajo; Lord Dunraven's Val
kyrie, which is to cross the Atlantic in Au
gust to endeavor to regain the America
cup, and the Callunn, owned by a syndi
cate headed by Peter Donaldson, along
with Jameson's famous cutter Ivorna,
started on a race at 0:30 o'clock to-day from
the south end of Harwich. There was a
brisk easterly breeze and the Britannia
was in the lead on starting.
Lord Dunraven's Valkyrie won the race.
Once she took the lead the other contes
tants had no chance whatever. The
Satanita -was second home, followed by
the Britannia. The Calluna. however,
was given place on time allowance.
Victoria, by Formal Order, Makes It
a Movable Feast.
London, June 3.— The seventy-fourth
birthday of Queen Victoria, although the
anniversary occurred on May 24, by formal
order, was officially celebrated to-day.
The Horse Guards paraded and the troop
ing of the colors by the Foot Guards was
witnessed by enormous crowds of people,
including a large number of the royalty
and nobility, as well as aristocratic and
titled foreigners.
The Port Authorities of London Stand
No Foolishness. V ; i {■:(■-
London, June 3.— A vessel which ar
rived from Amsterdam, Holland, was de
tained at Gravesend this evening under
suspicion that a case of sickness oh board
was cholera. The vessel was thoroughly
fumigated, and to-doy was. released and
allowed to proceed. The sick person was
detained and isolated and now appears to
be recovering.
Forests on Fire.
Moscow, Juno 3.— Enormous forest fires
along the railway from Pskov to Riga are
due to the new species of wood fuel used
in the engines. Twelve miles of forest
lands are burning on on*) estate alone, and
serious damage is done to other wooded
estates. ..'•"•,'■,■ -.
Garibaldi Memorial.
Rome, June ,- 3.— There were patriotic
celebrations of 7 the; anniversary of ' Gar
ibaldi's death 'yesterday. His bust at the
Capitol was wreathed with laurel, and the
family assembled at his grave on the island
of Capri.|
Something Back of the
Gold Drain.
He Shows a Disposition, to Fight
Away, but Olney's Opinion
Favors Wall Street.
Special to Tee Morsimo Call.
Washington, June 3— At no time
since specie payments were resumed on
January 1, 1879. has the net gold in the
treasury of the TJni,ted States been so low
as to-day. The amount is SSn.o."<> 217. On
January 1, 1879. it was 5114.193.539. Since
that reriod it gradually increased, until on
March 1. 1883, it reached $218,818,000.
which was high-water mark, and since
then the net 'old holdings of the treasury
have been on the declining scale.
While no uneasiness is felt at the Treas
ury Department because of the continued
loss of cold, still Secretary Carlisle is not
unmindful of the fact that a point may be
reached where the confidence reposed in
the treasury by the people may be shaken.
How to replete the treasury with gold has
been a problem seriously considered by
the administration for some time. The
issue of bonds is the usual remedy sug
gested, but it is known thatth-* President
is not in favor of this alternative, except
as a last resource, and, even If they are
issued, the treasury officials are not by any
means confident that the treasury gold re
pleted in this way will long continue. It
Is" contended, in fact, that an enforced
issue of bonds simply means that the Gov
ernment will go into the market to borrow
gold at interest for the purpose of purchas
ing silver, with no assurance that the gold
so obtained will remain in the treasury
longer than will be necessary for the
agencies now at work to take it out — and
so the nation might go on borrowing gold
indefinitely and be only worse off in the
The suggestion has been made that the
Secretary of the Treasury has power to
issue greenbacks iv exchange for gold,
thus increasing the amount of gold and
increasing the value of greenbacks out
standing to the extent of the gold thus ex
changed. The treasury officials say the
idea is not a new one, but has been ad
vanced at different periods in the past ten
days. There is no law on the statue-books
more stringent than that relating to green
backs and the Secretary of. the Treasury
has no discretion either to increase or
diminish their volume.
The Star, in discussing the monetary
situation, says: It is understood that the
question which will lie discussed at the
special meeting of the Cabinet to be held
on Monday will be the condition of the
treasury. At that meeting it is believed
that the Attorney-General will render an
opinion on the question as to the ruht of
the administration to Issue bonds .without
action by Congress.' Solicitor-General
Aldrlch drew up an opinion on this ques
tion, which * Attorney-General Miller
adopted, deciding that such a course could
be pursued, and it is intimated that Mr.
Olney will also hold to this judgment.' It
would seem that the agitation of the bond
Issue quests is to be resumed.
New York, June 3.— The Custom-house
manifest shows that during the week
56.5C6.300 gold and 1752,400 silver has gone
This Time a Chicago Bank Is Caught
in the Door.
Chicago, June 3.— Hermann Schaffner
& Co., private bankers, have made an as
signment. The firm is the largest private
concern in Chicago or the Northwest deal
ing exclusively In commercial paper. The
firm also Is about the oldest of its kind in
Chicago, __
No statement of the bank's affairs was
fled with the application for a receiver.-
The assignment was made to the Ameri
can Trust and Savings Bank. The cashier
of that bank, on visiting the suspended
institution's quarters this morning, found
a large and demonstrative crowd around
the closed doors. To add to the excitement,
it was rumored that Schaffner had commit
ted suicide.
Investigation developed the fact that the
assignment was the direct result of the
disappearance of Herman Schaffner. the
senior member of the firm.
It is said the bank has been in straits
for some days, and that its difficulties
preyed heavily on Scbaffner's mind. He
left the bank yesterday afternoon and has
uot been seen since, though diligent search
has been made for him. His friends say
mental aberration Is not unknown in his
family, and; they fear his distrres has un
balanced his mind, and that some mishap
has befallen him.
The police have been notified to keep a
sharp lookout for him. His partner, A.
G. Beckmer, was sc overcome by the
train of ills that he was taken sick and is
now confined to his bed.H^^n
A representative of the assignee says
the cause of failure was too much commer
cial paper. In this line the firm was the
largest in the country, handling £35,000,000
worth last year. There has been little
market for it since the tight money came.
It will take some time to make up a state
ment of the assets and liabilities.
It is said the firm was caught by several
recent ' failures for sums ranging from
SICO.IK'O down. It is further said the bank
when in need of money pledged commer
cial notes as collateral for advances from
other banks*. There Is also a theory that
SehafTnsr was caught in the recent great
slump in values on the local Stock Ex
change. Tat attorney for the bank has
made a statement in which he says it is
expected the suspension will be only tem
porary and,, was made only, because "of
Scbaffner's disappearance. A likely cause
of distrust is that the firm dealt in mort
gages, which it sold on their merits without
indorsement, and is, therefore, not liable on
them. iNo bank in the country will lose any
thing, and the attorney feels sure the firm
will pay in full. -7 T7-' s ;
One banker, talking of the failure, said,
leaving out of account the theory, of in
sanity, the only way in which he".could ac
count for Schaffnei's disappearance would
be that he had been disposing of securities
without accounting for them. V X'
It is reported the liabilities will not ex
ceed $500,000, with assets more than that.
The failure lias caused intense excitement
on the Stock Exchange, and there were
heavy transactions with rapid declines.
Many small holders of local street railway
stocks were frozen out or are 'in serious
difficulty as to margins.
Surely There Must Be Some Steps
to Relieve the Stringency..,/ V I
Chicago, June; The great Grant
Locomotive Works, which moved . here
from New Jersey a couple of years ago,'
is being pressed by some of its creditor?,
and iv order to provide ready cash has
called a meeting of the stockholders. -The
recent strike preventing the filling of con
tracts is the cause of the trouble. The
company is solvent, the assets greatly ex
ceeding the liabilities. / : '.. , "7
Washington-, June 3.— Comptroller
Eckels has instructed Bank Examiner
Cleary to take charge of the failed Mer
chant-. Bank at Taeoma, Wash.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 3.— Frederick
T. Day, president of the Plankington
Bank, this afternoon made a voluntary
assignment to William U. Momsen, cashier
of the bank, who furnished bonds in the
sum of SSOO.OOO. Day's nominal assets
were placed at $000,000 and his liabilities
at 5500.C00. So far the examination of his
assets has only been cursory, but it is be
lieved enough can be realized to meet all
debts. In doing this, however, his large
i rlvate fortune will be utterly wrecKed.
Reckless banking methods were the cause
of Day's f Ilure.
Gladstone, Mich., June 3.— The Ex
change National Bank has closed its doors
and make an assignment for the benefit of
its creditors. The suspension Is caused by
the failure of the Plankinton Bank of Mil
waukee, and the outcome depends entirely
upon that institution. No statement has
yet been made.
INDIANAPOLIS. June 3— Receiver John
son of the defunct Greenwood Bank lias
instituted suit in the Johnson Circuit
Court against L. M. Starbuck, ex-Governor
Chase and all others connected with the
management of the bank. He has also
advertised the furniture of the bank for
sale, and with the proceeds, together with
the cash on hand, the' receiver expects to
declare the first dividend or 25 percent
early in July.
Kokomd, Ind., June 3— The Grand .Jury
investigating the GreerJtnwn Bank failure
will not report before Tuesday morning,
but the evening paper here announces
with much positlvene«s that indictments
have been found against ex-Governor
Chase, John W. Paris and Cashier Wnl
den. It is said that an indictment. was also
found against Zimri D. Wiggins of Colum
bian National Bank fame.
Philadelphia, June 3.— Executions
were issued this afternoon from the Com
mon Pleas Court in the judgments entered
against Clark, Thomas & Co., furniture
dealers, on judgment notes, aggregating
upward of SIOO.OOO. Five executions were
issued from the same tribunal against
Philip C. Shaffer, a furniture-dealer, on
judgments aggregating $25,000. Shaffer
indorsed paper for Clark. SS§B
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And Attorney-General Olney Is
Tired of His Job.
The Proud Spirit of the \ Back Bay
. of Boston Can 111 Brook
Special to The Moknino Cai.l.
Washington, June 3.— There is good
reason to believe that Justice Field will
retire this fall, notwithstanding the Jus
tice's statement made on Wednesday.
In this statement Justice Field did not
say that lie had no thought of retiring, but
that he would not retire nt present and
would hold on until he was incapacitated
to perform the duties of his office. It is
pretty generally believed that lie will not
serve the year out.
The Call correspondent was informed
to-day, by a party who is in a position to
know, that Attorney-General Oiney also
finds the duties of his position very irk
some, is tired of the restraint put upon
him, and more than anxious logo back to
his private business at Boston.
Oluey in fact will resi/'n it is said within
for or five months. Assistant Secretary of
State Quincy also of .Massachusetts will
likewise resign after lie has made a few
more changes in the Consular offices.
At a party given by Senator Dolph to
night it seemed to be considered probable
that California would get one of these
places. It is talk here that Pacific Coast
Democrats have represented to Cleveland
that something must be done for the party
on the coast. •
A Cold-Blooded Atrocity , Upon the
Border of Canada.
MONTREAL, June 3.— At au early hour
this morning three '."crooks" crossed over
from Vermont to a hamlet on Beach Ridge
and entered the house of Farmer Edy, a
wealthy man and a leader in that locality.
They first demanded all the money and
valuables he possessed, and then shot and
killed Edy, cut the throats of his wife and
daughter, and then set fire to the house.
Tho flames were seen by the neighbors,
who at once rushed to the spot, but the
assassins had fled, and their tracks
showed that they went directly south to
the border . line. Emma, -the murdered
daughter, was a beautiful yonng lady, 20
years of age, and was soon to have been
married. 7.
High Churchmen Who Will Soon
Wear the Red Hat.?
Rome, June 3.— At the consistory of
June 10 Archbishop Lecot of Bordeaux,'
Bishop of Rodez, Department of Avignon,
Francs; the Bishop of. Gross wardein,
Hungary, and . Monsignor Grannielln, '"■
secretary of; the Sacred Congregation of
the State, of the regular . clergy, will be
promoted to the rank of Cardinal. .'• T- i
New German : Embassador.
Berlin, ; June .. 3. — B<irnu . yon ; Saurnia
Jelt.tch. Envoy .7 Extraordinary and Minis
ter Plenipotentiary j for i; Prussia at the
court of /Stuttgart, Wurtembere, has been
appointed : German: Embassador to Wash
ington. '"-".- "*-■ _ .'.': • '■'■.•••'.■-"-'■ {j
Cannot Stand Taxation.
London, June 3. — A dispatch from Paris
states that owing to the new tax imposed
on. Bourse ; r transactions six : unlicensed
brokers aud firms have given uu business
and a umber of others are about to retire.
Huntington Does Some
Talking. v
Pacific flail Is Going to Be Supreme,
Z/SZ' ... but Is Not in Control
Special to Thk Morn'ixo Call.
New York. June 3.— lt is announced
that C. P. Huntington will be elected presi
dent of the Pacific Mail Steamship Com
pany. Vice-President J. B. Houston will
not be re-elected, and will sever his active
connection with the company. According
to the agreement with the Panama Rail
road Company, the Pacific Mail will be
managed at San Francisco hereafter.
A plan has been practically agreed upon
for a settlement of the difference between
the Pa c fie Mall and tha Panama Railway.
The railroad will charter the three steam
ships run by Pacific Mail r between New
York and Aspinwall and include them in
Its Columbian line recently established in
opposition to the Pacific Mall. The Pa
cific Mail will charter the ships of the
North American Navigation Company now
running between Panama and San Fran
cisco in connection with the Panama road.
Thus the railroad will control the busi
ness on the Atlantic and thu Pacifio Mail
the business on the Pacific. - -7-7 --^ 7
Huntington said to-day: "The Pacific
Mail offices will be removed to San Fran
cisco and sters may be taken to reduce
expenses. Houston will retire from the
office of general manager, for instance,
and his salary of $10,000 he saved. While
the contract with the Panama Railroad
has not yet. been signed, the agreement
between the companies is virtually settled.
The Pacific Mai steamers ply me between
New York and Colon will be leased to the
Panama Railroad, and the North Ameri
can steamers on the Pacific Coast will be
leased to the Pacific Mail. This. will give
the Panama Railroad the Atlantic traffic
and the Pacific Mall the Pacific traffic,"
The directors of the Pacific Mail meet
on Monday. George Gould is said to have
disposed of nearly all of his stock in the
"1 wish yon would nlsase say, once for
all," said Mr. Frank S. Johnson of the
Johnson-Locke Mercantile Company and
the North American Navigation Company,
upon being shown the above . dispatch,
"that the agents of the North * Ameri
can Navigation Company can ; nn
longer occupy - their time in deny
ing absurd and groundless rumors
emanating , from Mr. Huntingten's
bureau which exists in New York simply
for the purpose of spreading senseless and
groundless rumors among Calif o Jans.,
There is no truth in .these, rumor*, except
that i the Panama Railroad ; > Company, in
tending as they do to increase their service,
may charter several Pacific Mail steamers
which hare no employment. The Panama-
Railroad Company and the North Ameri
can Navigation Company are in complete
accord, have a thorough understanding, all
arrangements are going to be Uvea up to,
and I do not propose to notice or deny any
of these absurd rumors 1 from New York.
They have not a particle of truth in them,
and no one here iv oor directory or con
nected with us elves them for a moment
any serious attention."
Exactly How Many Fish Grover
Took at Hog Island. : s
Cape Cuarles, Va., June 3.— President
Cleveland and party left Broadwater Club
house this morning lto try their luck at.
fishing for the last time before taking their
departure for home, and at 1 o'clock this
afternoon they returned to prepare for the
homeward trip. While the President was
not quite so successful as on Wednesday
with his catch he expressed himself well
satisfied with the last expedition and felt
much benefited from -the short vacation.
The party boarded the steamer Sunshine
at 5:30 and two hours later the little boat
arrived; at Willis wharf, were a wait of
one hour was made for lunch, which was
served on board the steamer. A large
crowd gathered to get a look at the Pres
ident. . „'..-. ■:. .-;.-■ ;..:;;■,,. I.
At 10:30 the New York express left
Exniore with the special car "Sixty" at
tached to the rear of the train, amid shouts
of "Hurrah for Grover !".,r '; ■ .- .■'■.-.-' ;-\
And the Southern Pacific Continues
. . f; to Lose Money.
New Yokk, June 3.— At the "freight
office of the Southern Pacific Railroad it is
said to-day the new tariff will go Into effect
Monday. ' The road will meet the cut rates
of the Canadian Pacific on all the higher
classes of goods, allowing those less than
SI to remain as heretofore. A representa
tive of the company said he did not think
tb3, Canadian Pacific would attempt to
compete with them in the lower classes.
Their lowest rate is $1, while the Southern
Pacific carries sou* freight for 30 cents.
He did not think the change* would be of
long duration.: '"
.7 The annual report of the Southern
Pacific -Corn (the entire system) for
the' year' ending December: 3, shows net
earnings of $17, 603,990, against $19,286,204
in 1892, being a decrease of $1,602,203.
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There Will Be a New Combination in
- , Cordage.
New York, June 3.— John Good, whose
concern was . the chief competitor ; of the
National Cordage Company, acknowledged
to-day that Broker Washington E. Connor
had invited him to come Into the reorgani
zation of ; that company, ; Mr. Good said:
"Yes, ': a reorganization jis in ' contempla
tion and evety thing is progressing favora
ble toward a successful outcome."
A Movement in \ Which • the South Is
Especially Interested.
New Orleans, Jaa* 3.— The statement
of the rice movement; compiled by Henry
H. Smith, secretary of the New . Orleans
Board of Trade, says: .:_ -\ »._■■
7 ; The i situation •in : : rice , has . materially
altered during the month, Rowing to .the
comparatively large trade done, ; which was
due to the opening up of the new markets
of Central America aud the Pacific Slope
riinlitn ii' ■mi m at*, ii ■■.■■iii*** Hiiiiin liirn Jliiiiii ■ ■■ . ,
by reason of the prevailing low prices ti at
enable the domestic article to freely com
pete with foreign free rice in those distant
and foreign markets. 7 v Tim rough rice
taken for stock feeding purposes has been
no small factor in the movement, and the
practice of using it for feed is gaining
favor, as its qualities are made known, to
gether with the fact that it is cheaper than
oats. The railway companies have just
reduced the freight rate to San Francisco
33 percent, which is a heavy reduction to
one of the largest distributing markets.
The Carnegie Officials Could Never
Have Been Convicted.
PiTTSBtTitG, ; June 73. — The Criminal
Couri lias nolle pressed all cases against
the Carnegie officials for complicity in the
Homestead troubles of last summer.
The charges' were of murder, riot and
conspiracy, and were against H. C. Prick,
chairman of the Carnegie Company, Vice-
Chairmau Leishman, Secretary Lovejov,
Superintendent Potter and the Pinkertons.
The prosecution was dropped by District
Attorney Burleigh on a suggestion from
the private counsel employed by the
Homestead strikers, in which they said
there seemed to ba no grounds for believ
ing that the "men could be convicted of the
offenses charged. The general opinion is
that this will be followed by the quashing
of all the indictments against the Home
stead strikers. -7:; *S ':;.
.Later Judge White, without a motion
being made, issued an' order releasing
from bail all of the strikers who had been
indicted for offenses growing out of the
strike. This ends for good the prosecu
tions in the matter. -•
Pawing and Bellowing Before a
Princess of Spain.
She Had Seen Animals Fight, But
;.. Never Such Bulls and Bears
as These.
Special to The Mobxixq Call.
New York, June 3. — The Infanta
Eulalia. and party went down into the
busy marts of trade and saw the build and
bears on Wall street, the big buildings on
lower Broadway, the Brooklyn Bridge and
the elevated railway' system. ■' - At the
Stock Exchange a big crowd gathered, all
business was. suspended and the brokers
all faced the balcony with their hats off
and gave three cheers for the Princess.
For two minutes they stood gazing admir
ingly at her, and then resumed business.
The Princess was amazed at the perform
ance on the floor, and after looking at the
howling mob ten minutes retired.
The party then ascended to Farmer
Dunn's. Weather Bureau, where the dif
ferent ins tuioents for gauging the wind
anil.rain.were. explained to her.
.--After luncheon the party was driven to
Brooklyn Bridee, and after ins. ectiog it
and riding across on a rial cable train
the party boarded a special train on the
elevated road and made a tour of the
whole system, -■-. s>.-vy;-
Senor Julio de Vargus, historian of In
fanta Euialiu's party, yesterday lost his
Docket-book containing notes of every in
cident which has occurred on the trip and
which it was intended should be pub
lished as the official account of the Prin
cess'; journey aud stay in this country.
Senor Vargus to-day offered a reward
for the return of the pocket-book, which
also contained a small sum of money.
The Princess and party returned to the
hotel and had an hour's rest before the
arrival of the Seventh regiment for the
dress review. An enormous crowd was
present when the Princess and party ap
peared on the reviewing stand, and cheer
after cheer broke forth. The Princess re
mained standing while the troops marched
and countermarched past the stand, the
officers saluting and the salutes being ac
knowledged by the Princes?, the Prince
and others on the stand. Colonel Apple
ton put the men through the manual of
arms, the Princess nodding her head in
approval as each order was obeyed.
In a few minutes after the regiment had
departed there were fully 1000 people
standing in front of the Savoy and cheer
ing for the Princess. She appeared on the
balcony, and there arose a shoutfrom the
populace that could be heard for blocks.
Few women ever received mch an ova
tion. The Princess smiled and bowed
again ana again and then retired, and the
crowd melted away as if by magic.
The Princess remained quietly at her
hotel this evening, and will rest to-mor
row for her journey to Chicago on Mon
The Campania and Paris Have Started
on a Great Race.
New York, June —Two marvels of
ship-building, the steamers Campania of
the Cut ard line and the Paris of the Amer
ican line, left port this morning and by the
time they will arrive at their | destinations
some of the trans-Atlantic records may be
broken. "-7f/;: -.".':
That the Campania has the best chance
there is little doubt, but while the Paris is
undoubtedly outclassed by the Campania,
she is by no means a steamship of the
past, and under favorable conditions may
achieve an astonishing speed. She still
holds the western record from Queens
town of 5 days 14 hours 34 minutes.
. Mrs. Jsmes G. Blame and Miss Blame
sailed this morning on the Paris. | Accom
panying them were Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Damroscb. child and narse, and Miss Lor
ing Blame and Conor Copuinger, Mrs.
Blame's grandchildren and nurse. Don
Cameron and wife and two daughters were
also of the party. Among the other pas
sengers on: the „»P aris were Thomas A.
Bayard, Embassador from tbe United
States to" Great Erltiin, and his. wife, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, and Mrs. J. \V.
Mack ay and sun, Clarence. - ■;"'■
.'f'Sva- ;: -:i^ ..,■ - -■ — . ; _"v., •» ... . -.
There Must Be a Conviction Ouaran-
teed if Graves Is Tried Again.
Denver,' June 3.— The County Commis
sioners / to-day "agreed r to 'appropriate the
necessary funds to defray the expenses on
a second trial of the famous ease of Dr. T.
Thatcher/ Graves, charged with the mur
der of Mrs. Josephine Barnaby. The pro
viso was made that the ; prosecuting attor
ney should guarantee a conviction before
the money should be available, and this is
not at all probable.
William the Silent of
No Utterance of His Is Permitted
• to Go to the Country in
Election Times.
Special to The Morjtixo Call.
. Berlin, June 3.— The electoral cam
paign is proceeding calmly on the whole,
but the activity of the several parties does
not abate and alt the various factions are
striving in every way tn secure the election
of thiir candidates. Now candidates are
appearing daily, but the public generally
manifests comparative indifference as to
the outcome in contradistinction to the
elections of 1878 and 1887. The semi-official
press has been stopped in its attempts to
create war alarms and in its suggestions
or inducements to bring about party dis
sensions on ihe army bill. The Govern
ment is quiescent. Ps attitude, whether
inspired by prudence or by higher moral
principle, is an entirely new experience
here and is perplexing to the minds of
bureaucrats, who are accustomed to get
ofliiiai inspiration as to how they should
work upon the electoral districts. So in
tent is the Emperor upon preventing any
remark of his that would be apt to be mis
construed from reaching the public that
after yesterday's icview of the Berlin gar
rison upon the Tern lender bed only a
limited circleof generals and colonels were
permitted to hear his Majesty's address.
In the absence of official guidance the
papers supporting the army bill are get
ting up Independent sensations. Thus the
Cologne Gazette, expiating on the thesis
that providence sides with the nation hav
ing the largest battalions, effectively ad
duces the official data of the war of IS7O.
Dr. Vtrchow, speaking in Berlin on the
some theme, attacked the Government for
preparing for an aggressive war, and de
clared that the Ministry -was ready to
seize an opportune . moment to overstep
justifiable limits, and thereupon the North
German Gazette declared that the Emperor
did not intend aggiossion on any side.
The Government, It added, had persistently
endesyored to convince the foreign powers
that Germany's ruling policy was a peace
ful one, but associated witu such military
strength as would secure the empire
against attack.
The leading party sensation during the
week lias 'been the < declarations of the
agrarian and anti-Semite factious in favor
of the army bill on condition that the
Chancellor modifies his commercial policy.
The changes in position, of the several
groups, as a whole, tend to favor the Gov
ernment., but the Catholics throughout
Alsace-Lorraine are h stile to the military
bill and will contest every district in the
province. The priests will stand for elec
tion in several districts.
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Ashamed to Be Seen. Got Worse
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