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TWENTY-SECOND YEAH. OMAHA. TUESDAY MOU N1NG , JUNE 13 , 1893 , NUMBER 310 , FIXING THE RESPON / , Inquest In the lord "Cheater" Disaster at Washington Begun. STARTLING AND SENSATIONAL SCENES Colonel AliMtrortli ChnrRml With Intlinl- ' d.ttlnt ; WltncMe.8 Clerk * Threaten to I.rneh Hint Order In the Court Itoom With Dlllloulty llontored. WASHINGTON , Juno 12. There was n tartllna and Bcnsatlonal uocno In the in- juest In the ford's theater disaster nftci yho recess todny. Mr. Charles II Uanca Denounced Colonel Ainsworth as intimldat- > ng witnesses , and immediately there was n most threatening demonstration against the colonel. Albert N. Crosby , a third floor clerk , was 'jnot allowed to finish his testimony. While "ho was being examined a man walked 'Vlowly to n place behind Colonel Alnsworth's chair and said something in such n loud rolco that It brought a warning "s-h-s-h1 .from some of those present , but the man wa ; not to bo hushed. Ho stepped forward , and standing directly over Colonel Ainsworth cried in n voice trembling with passion ; "You murdered my brother , and I'd ' like to know what right you have to alt here am intimidate witnesses. " Grunt Incitement Kniuod. There was a moment's silence after this passionate outburst and then a wild shout o approval. Colonel Ainsworth sat calmly h his chair. Lieutenant Amiss of the police forci vfalked over to the disturber and pushed 'him toward the doorway. "Who Is lie ? " was asked by some one. * "His name is Charles Q. Banes , whose f brother was killed , " was the answer from a dozen clerks. Banes Is n real estate agent The shouts of the covornmcnt clerks pres .cut . continued : "Tlfnt right , ho did it ; pu ihlin out , " were the endorsements of the ac tcusalionsof Banes. Some were on thcii feet and it looked for n minute that Colone Ainsworth was In danger , but stint p word ( 'from the police lieutenant finally brougb eiuiot. Before tlio witness was allowed to proccei Mr , B. II. Warner , one of the Jurors and i wealthy citizen of Washington sutrgestet to the coroner that the episode that had jus occurred showed the existence of n fcellni that would best bo silenced by the with drnwnl of the party against whom it was dl reeled. " "I mention no names , " said Mr. Wnmci "but simply make the suggestion that 111 party most concerned should withdraw. 1 is the belief among many of these hero tha tils presence hero serves as an intimidatio ' to witnesses. There is a feeling hero whic docs not break out , but which is novertlu i less present , that intimidation is belli ; , carried on , and I therefore object to th rj. presence of an , , person who is likely to I blamed for participating in this affair. " Itefiuod to Withdraw. Loud applause followed Mr. Warner's n marks and Dr. Shaefl'er whispered a rcques to Colonel Ainsworth to withdraw. He n fused to do so , however , and the coronc turning to the jury , said ho had no right t exclude from the hearing any person wh was likely to bo a party to the verdict. Juror liauvoy said ho had been told by dozen clcrkr that they had been afraid t testify , and would have refused to do so bt for the letter of the secretary of war. Mr. Hess Perry , counsel of Ainswortt arose to make some remarks , and his fin word was a signal for the most exciting lie dent of the day. Butler Fitch , an old , whit haired clerk of the record and pension d vision , started the trouble. , "Sit down , " ho shouted ; "you arc an ou eider and have no right hero. I protc : against an outsider speaking here. " "Sit down , sit down I" echoed his fello clerks , who would not bo rcstr.iincd. File murmured something about "murder , " an his words were echoed from every part < the hall. Hecord and pension division clcrl were on their feet trying to make specclu us though a public meeting was being licl All this time Mr. Perry stood immovabi mid , when tlic uproar had quieted som what , ho appealed to the crowd to lot hi speak. "I appeal to you as American cil zens for fair play , " he cried. "You didn't give us fair play , " yelled : excited individual. Old Mr. Fitcli kept crying : "Intimid tlonl" Mr. Dan Spencer of Bridgeport , Ala. , govcinmcnt clerk , called out to Colon Ainsworth : "You should bo arrested for murder ai not released on ball. " Hero the tempest broke In its full fury. xtrlon ! of "lluni ; Him ! " Iliinc Out. "Hang him I" was shouted from a doz [ 'throats. ' Every man in the spectator's sen i nt the cry of "Hang him , hang hlml" are i and the shouts grew louder. Colonel Ainsworth sr t cool and collectc Somebody said , after the uproar was ov < that his hand moved to his inside coat pock and remained there , lib features seem absolutely Immovable. Thuro was the fall cst suggestion of a smile on his lips , Mr. Perry remained standing , but mane no attempt to ( jucll the mob , for It h grown to bo such , Lieutenant Amiss was utterly powerlt to still thu tumult. A mad rush had Ju t begun in tlio dlr tion of Colonel Ainswortli , when Mr. Wi nor arose and standing on his chair , beg for order The sight of him stand ! Btoppcd the rush. Ur , HluiL'lTur directed Mr. Warner to tii Ills seat , but the latter refused and raisi tils voice , managed to make himself lieu Ills first word brought ( inlet. "This outbreak of feeling must bo s pressed , " ho said , "not by the strong hn of the law , but by the hand of fraternlt , [ Applause. ] 1 appeal to you to have f play as American eitUens and not to at thonamoof the glorious capital of the public. 1 appeal to you in the name of I Master Who reigns nbovo. " The crowd foil Inlet Mr. Warner's way thlnkmsj each cried "yes , yes" ; ho saw advantage and made an appeal to lot I question of allowing Colonel Ainsworth remain , bo settled by cool hoadn , When took his seat , however , there were m < threatening murmurs , and Dr , Shael tjulckly adjourned the inquest until 10 o'eli tomorrow morning , at tlio Flrat procli police station. Openlnc 't'citlmony. Colonel Alnsworth , chief of the record f pension division , against whom an Impl Accusation of responsibility Is Implied , v the llrst witness before the coroner's ji this morning , Ho was followed by Bcnjai lleiss , who testillod that ho had not N any area roped ult as dangerous inside buildings. For hevcral years ho had hci rumors that mio old building , partlcuki Iho roar wall , which did not fall , was mis ; Colonel AliiBworth was there during llmoof the excavation , .Charles Troutmnn , n clerk , testified the ho had been warned by J , W. Wobt charge of the first Iloor , not to approach iron on the tloor roped oil whllo the oxci lion was going on. No other warning of Insecurity of the building had been given iay huforo the accident. Colonel Ainswc txnmhiXid the roped oil spacu mmutclv thought ho went down stairs to sco the tn'vution. Old employes had told Cult Mnsworth ttint tlio building was a shall ; i death trap. Smith Thompson , a clerk , testified t the messengers of Colonel Ainsworth , lloned on ttio stairway , tiad frequently r lied clerks , with bated breath , thatit the colonel's orders that employes slu wak ) ou tlptoo up and down the stalrv Tlio witness was an engineer und had mninod 1 he building , There ere no pi where the excavation was going on. Hi ulurt'd that the feeling of ttio clerks to\i Uolonoi Ainsworth was ono of abject foai bunt of bsndclupptng from the semblcd clerks followed this declaration. Afraid to rojttfj- . Mr. Warner asked If there was n feeling of fear that the clerks were afraid to make suggestions as to the dangerous condition of the building. "It was , " Mr. Warner ; emphatically It was. " was the answer. Mr. Thompson was questioned furtticr as to the feeling and tie said it extendo.l lo Jacob Frey , "Colonel Ainsworlh's rlglft bower and the chronic pessimist of Wash ington" anil to Mr. O. B. Brown , chief clerk of the building. Jefferson W. Carter , a clerk on the third floor of the wrecked building , took the stand , but before ho began tits testimony Dr. Schneffcr received n ( otter from Attor ney General Olnoy tendering the services of an assistant to glvo professional advice In conducting the inquiry. This offer was de clined because the district attorney had al ready made the same offer. Another letter to tno coroner created a buzIt was from Colonel Lament and read ns lollows : "In the matter of Investigation now In progress before the coroner's Jury In regard to the loss of life on Juno 0 , 1893 , nt the Tenth street building , which was occu pied by the record mid pension ofllec of the pension department , this department is in formed that apprehension exists among the pension employes that It may Jeopardize their positions by testifying before tlio jury. It seems hardly necessary for mo to say that such apprehension is entirely groundless , but , to allay any such fear. 1 beg to Inform you that no employe of the department will endanger his position in any way on account of any such testimony given before the cor oner's jury in this case. Clerk Curler's Testimony. Mr. Carter was asked by Mr. Warner about tlio feeling bet ween Colonel Ainsworth ni.d tils clerks , but Dr. ShactTer interrupted , saying that the Investigation must bo con fined to the cause of the calamity. Mr. Warner replied with some feeling that a great many extraneous subjects had been introduced and some of them had shown a bitter feeling against Colonel AInsworlh. He thojght ho had a rluht to ask this ques tion In gxilcr to satisfy his mind whether there wns"or was not any prejudice on the part of the witnesses that would cause them to do Injustice to olllcers of the government. This flurry passed over and Mr. Cartersaid , in answer to a question , that there had been a common rumor among the clerks that the building was insecure. lie had heard casual comments about ttio insecurity of the buildIng - Ing while the excavation was being made , and only the other day Juno ! 5 or 4 , Williarr Schrclbcr , who was killed in the dlsastci said to him , pointing , to the excavation : "Carter , I see they are digging us a grave. ' Both Schrclbcr and Mtilledy who wen killed , had recently spoken to him about tht dangerous condition of tlio building. At fe point a recess was taken. Afternoon Session * The first witness at the afternoon scssior was David Brown , a third-floor clerk , v.'lic said that since January 0 , 183" , he had heart the building was unsafe. Ho had boon in structcd to go carefully up and down tin stairway in tlio theatre building ncarl.i every afternoon by a messenger called Sergeant. Mr. Brown was asked if there was an ; fear on the part of the dorks that they woul ( bo disturbed if they protested against re maining in the building. "Yes sir , " ho answered , and then qulekl ; added , "I eleclino to answer that question. ' "On what grounds do you decline ti answer , " asked Dr. Shaeffer. "On the ground of my own position. " "Did you hear the letter of the secretary of war read , promising protection to clerk who testified ? " "Yes sir" was the answer. "I do not fca Colonel Ainsworth , for he lias done mn twi favor , but I do fear Mr. Froy. " ( Whom Mi Thompson called Mr. Ainsworth's righ bowor. ) Mr. Brown finally decided to answer th original question. He said there was mucl feeling about the insecurity of the building and a great many clerks , himself amoni them , would have protested if they had hni the courage to do against Doing kept in th old theater. "What had the clerks to apprehend ? " wa asked. "Discharge , " said Mr. Brown. Spoke Klnilly ot Ainsworth. J. S. Smith , a first floor clerk , tostific that any feeling that might have been dt veloped was not directed to Colonel Aim worth , but to other officials , ( partlcularl Jacob Frey ) . Tlio talk against Colone Ainsworth had been confined to a few ol soreheads. James A. Long , another clerk , said ho ha felt insecure during the work of excavatiot and had spoken to several clerks about : who assured him there was no danger. 1 was explained to him that the reason tli space on the first floor was roped off was hi cause the tloor boards had no support bi ncatli them. But Mr. Long could not dow Ills fears , so ho secured leave of absent while the excavation was going on and a | plied for insurance on his life. Examined by a Juror , Mr. Long said his b lief in the insecurity of the building hi first caused him to think of insuring his lif Ho had been warned against running up tl stairs. Held nn Indignation Mooting. The department clerks stood about tl hall talking excitedly over the Incident aft1 adjournment for the day. Colonel Ain worth sat In bis chair for a minute and tin walked out of the building , entered carriage and was quickly driven away , am angry expressions from the crowd. When the hall was emptied the exeitt language of the clerks continued on the sld walk and finally old Butler Fitch mount ) iho entrance slops of the building aad pr ) > osed an iiuilgnatlon meeting immediate ! The proposition was adopted and the clerl took possession of the hall. Smith Thompson , need 72 years , wl made many bitter remarks against Colon Ainsworth and Jacob Frey in his tes niony tills morning , was elected chairman the meeting , and denunciations of Colon Ainsworth and of these who Justified Ii course , were Indulged in. A committee cc slsting of Smith Thompson , W. N. Sayro , FlUT , Percy Monroe und M. M. Jarvis w appointed to wait upon the president a protest against the proposed secret sessl at the police station and to urge the suspu sion of Colonel Ainsworth , pending thu ! vcstlgatlon. Subsequently It wis said that the inquc would bo resumed tomorrow in the sai hull , but under better police urrangcmcii' ' U was proposed to appoint u committee ; secure counsel to represent the clerks the next session ot the Inquest , but this w rendered unnecessary by . .iid'.v Jcro Wlls volunteering his services. The court of inquiry ordered by Secrota Laniont to Investigate nil Iho facts cc nccti'd with tlio disaster ami express opinion as to who is responsible , mot tl afternoon , but adjourned to incut at the c of tlio senior oftlcer , for tlio reason tl Colonel Ainsworth cannot appear before t court until the inquest now being conduct is concluded. ItrculU Another Disaster. Tlio only public calamity in Washington nil approaching In magnitude tlio recent ii aster at Ford's theater occurred in IS when n number of women were Install killed by an explosion In the cartridge f lory at the arsenal. The act of congress reference to that event Is best shown In tIn t following , which is a copy of tlio Joint re In lution passed by congress and approved Ji 10a 4 , IBM : a10 Whorens , Nearly thirty persons , mos 10 tumult's , were terribly tnjurud , nineteen 10 them fatally , by an explosion In Iho cartrh factory at uio t'nlteti Mates arsenal In'u \ iiKton nil tinf-ith day of Juno , 1804and Whon-as , All of the wounded nro poor r xol dependent upon dully labor for bread , ol by tnU calamity huvo ln-cn denvlvud of id power to earn their living , und urn witln idat the means to procuru thu euro und comfc at nive stiry lo lliolr recovery , therefore , bo it ata lto olvt'd tliosonutn and a- , lly housoof r ati rc'.scntutlvoo In conjiri'ns iisscmibhul , that tins bum of J..UOO itwu Uiuu aiid dollars ) , to ns divided unions the fctiwB , is hereby appro ! ild aieil out of any money 'hi liiu'ueusiiVy" y. otlu > r\vl.o ) appropriated , for Ihu relief of victim * of kiich i < \ | > U Um , tuoh money tt pg distributed muter thu direction of t'ayl lu. I'Piintttt ' , coimuaiidlns lit Sail Arbouul , In b " > manner as t > hall U'&t eowlucu to thu conn r unJ lollef of hulil sutluiori , according u > 11 A m < ci < bttlt4 < ! * , respectlvuly , uud tUut ho rot istutu to th ! house , , TO READVERTISE FOR BIDS Situation with Eaferonce to Omaha's Pciloral Building at Present. GRANITE MAY BE THE MATERIAL USED Quality or Stone to ll Ailoptotl Will Do- pctul Upon the IUnit of tlio Appro , print Inn govern ! Appoint * incuts lor Nc WASIIIKOTOX BUUUAU OF TUB BBC. ) 513 FoLMitncsTii S r WASHINGTON , D. U. , Juno k The supervising architect stated today that he would probably readvertiso for bids for the now Omaha building In n week or ten days. The bids'will not , specify ma terials , but the building will bo constructed of granlto If n granlto proposition comes within the limit of the appropriation. NphraHkn Appointments. 'Secretary Morton has made the fo.lowlng appointments : William W. AI. Combs , to be foreman of taggers In the bercau of animal industry nt Soutli Omaha at $1.033 , to take effect Juno 10 ; Misses V. E. Bowns. L. Braddock , M. A. Dalton , M. Davitt , M. Flyiin , M , K. Glblin , M. Hozan , Etta Heller , Eva Jones , E. Kassal and J. May , all of Ne braska , to be assistant mlcroscoplsts in the bureau of animal industry at South Omaha at ? GOO per annum , to take effect Juno 10. Western Pension * . The following pensions granted are reported < ported : Nebraska : Increase .lames S. Porter , William Dice. Original widows , etc , Nancy Jackson , Julia A. Compton. Iowa : Supplemental William W. Me- Ginnls. Increase John C. Clark. Ketiben J , Foster , John W. Hecs. Original widows , etc. Minerva Lavine , Mary J. Mash. In crease George M. Bird , Alex House , John B. Thompson , Allen McCoy , William Dunn John .Mavors. Holssuo Thomas J. Scallan , Drury O'Laughlin , Francis C. Hoguc , Daniel Crawford. Original widows , etc. Catharine Liudaman , Catharine M. Smith. Army Orilcra. The following army orders were issued today : The following named officers are by dircc tion of tha secretary of war detailed foi duty pertaining to the World's Columbia ! exposition and will report in person to tin commanding general Department of Mis souri for duty accordingly. First Lieutenant Thomas J. Clay , Tenth infantry ; Firsi Lieutenant William O. Brown , First cavalry First Lieutenant Edgar W. Howe , Seven teenth infantry ; First Lieutenant Lewis H Strother , First infantry ; First Lieutenant Aimer Pickering. Second infantry ; Firs : Lieutenant Frederic * O. Hodgson , Stxtl cavalry ; First Lieutenant James O. Green Twenty-fifth Infantry ; First Lieutenant Walter H. Gordon , Eighteenth infantry Second Lieutenant Edmund Wittenmycr Ninth infantry ; Second Lieutenant Ell A Itclmick , Fourth infantry. Leave of absence granted Second Lieuten ant Edmund S. Wright , Ninth cavalry , Ma ; 17 from this oillco is still further extendci fifteen days. Leave of absence for one month and Hftccj days to take effect on or about August , ISO ! ) is'granted Second Lieutenant Walter A Bethel , Fourth artillery. Leave of absence for two months to laid effect on or about Juno 11. 1803 , is giv.ntci Captain Ephraim T. C. Richmond , Secom artillery. Leave of absence for one month and fiftcet days to take effect on or about July 5 , 1S9E is granted First Lieutenant John V. White First artillery. At his own request First Lieutenant Join W. Heard , Third cavalry , is transfers from troop D to troop G of that reziment vice First Lieutenant Daniel L. Tate , Thin cavalry , who is hereby transferred froii troop G to troop D. Court ol Inquiry Appointed. Upon the request of Colonel F.'C. Ains worth , nhlcf of thC record and pension oiUec a court of inquiry Is hereby appointed , t meet in this ciy at 11 o'clock n. in. on th 12th day of June , IS'ja. or as soon thercaf teas as practicable to investigate the managt incut of his office in so far as it may hnv had 'iny connection with or bearing upon tli disaster of Juno 9 at the old Ford theatt buildiiiR on 'lonth street , tins city. Th court will also lully investigate all of th facts in the case and will express an opinio us to who is responsible. Detail : Bridadit Geaeral Thomas Lincoln Casey , chief i engineers. U. S. A. ; Brigadier Gcncn Richard N. Bale-holder , quartermaster gei oral , U. S. A. ; Major Charles E. L. B. Davl : corps of engineers , ( J. S. A. : Major Goorg B. Davis , judge advocate , U. S. A. , recoroe ; The following transfers in ttio Thirteen ! infantry are made : First Lieutenant Ei mund L. Fletcher from company C to con panyD ; First Lieutenant Albert B. Sco from company D to company C. The following transfers in the Eighteen ! infantry are made : First Lieutenant Charh L. Steo'io from company A to company I First Lieutenant Walter H. Gordon froi company B to company A. Leave of absence on surgeon's ccrtifical of disability granted Second Lleutcnat Marcus B , Stokes , Tenth infantry , May a IS' ' . ) : ! , Department of Arizona , is oktended 01 month. Leave ot absence for two months to tal effect on or about July 1 , 1803 , is gratiK Colonel Charles T. Alexander , assistant su gcon general. Captain Guy L. Edie , assistant surgeon , i addition to other duties , will take charge ( the medical supply depot in New York Cil and perform the duties of Colonel Aloxandi during tlio lattcr's absence. - " Captain Ahiol L. Smith , commissary i subsistence , will be relieved from duty the oillco of the purchasing commissary i subsistence at San Francisco , Cal. , and w : proceed to Kansas City , Mo , , and rollei Major Samuel T. Gushing , commissary subsistence , from duty at that placo. Maj Cushlng , on being relieved by Capta Smith , will proceed to Omaha and report the commanding general Department of 11 PliUte. Special orders May 2,1801) ) , from this ofllc directing Captain Frank E. Nyo.commissa ot subsistence , upon being relieved fro duty as purchasing commissary of su slstenco at Washington , D. O. , by Capta Douglass M. Scott , commissary of su slstoneo , to proceed to Kansas City , Mo. , f duty ot that place , is amended to direct hi instead to report to the commissary genet of subsistence for temporary duty in 1 ollloo. Captain William B. Gordon , ordnance t partmcnt , will proceed from Cold Bprini N. V. , riot exceeding three timss a we during the present month to the San Hook proving grounds , Sandy Hook , N. on otllcial business. .Miscellaneous. Assistant Secretary Sims today affirm the decision of the laud commissioner in t casei of Joseph McHroom against James Strawn. The commissioner's decision , d missed McBroom's contest against Straw timber culture entry in the Valentino la district. McBroom appealed , tine' ' today I Sims sustained ttio tiecisiun of the comn slonor and Struwii's entry will ' romi lutact. . P. S , H vici.i.e\VSTOM : i'\uic AITAtus. Ioublans ! Ujarilliisr the Leasing of I blrablo I'nvlIUKO'i. WASIIIXQTON , Juno 12. Some weeks t the secretary of the Interlor'g.ivQ a hoar to ull parties Interested In UMhsportut and ether privileges in the Yollowstc National park. Today Assistant Secret ; Sims decided that licenses to transp passengers through the park should granted to W , S. Dlokson of Livlngat Mont. ; M. U. Johnson of Dozoman , Moi Vt I A. L. Uyiin of Bozouiuu and A. W , Ch bournoof Livingston , the permits and ref of faro to bo subject to the approval of department. Authority is.nlso to be grante to W. W. Wylo to conduct fi.cnmplng trans portation business. It Is considered to bo to tha. best interests of the public that the Yellowstone National Park Transportation company has at the present tlmo the nolo lease mid license for carrying passengers-through the park co.a- Ing In from the dircrtlon of the Northern Pacific railroad at Mammoth Hot Springs ; that a lease , howovfr , bo granted to George "W. Wakcfleld , of Bozcman , Mont. , to draw traffic from tlio Union , Pacific Italtroad com pany over the Beaver Canon route , pro vided that If the Increase of travel from the Northern Pacific warrants It , the depart ment may find It wiser and to the benefit of the public to extend to..tho . . lease to Wake- Held or to ether parties 'for the trafllc from that direction also. The agreement of Au gust of 1SOO , with the Yellowstone Park as sociation for a lease of the Fountain Geyser hotel site is to bo carried out , but their re quest lor transportation privileges in con nection therewith is denied , The hotel com pany , however , Is to bo protected in the Yel lowstone park. The application of E. C. Waters , repre senting the National Park Hotel company , for leases of-sltcs on which to erect hotels Is denied , but the department will entertain applications for other leases for these sites by persons presenting sufficient guaranty us to capital and ability to construct and maintain a hotel on like conditions as these pranted to the Yellowstone Park associa tion. tion.Tho The apnlication of D.wld B. May for leave to construct an elevator near tlio Grand falls is now granted , pending further Inves tigation us to its effects upon the beauty of ttio natural scenery at that place. In regard to the superintendence of the re pairs and construction of roads In the park , the matter will bo referred back to the presi dent for action by congress. Like action will bo taken in regard to Barronet Bridge. As to the policy of the department with reference to the construction of railroads through the park , no action is taken , Inas much as no applications for this authority are now pending In the department. hllvor I'nrrlinsps. WASHINGTON , June 12. Acting Director Preston of the mint bureau of the Treasury department , today rejected all but one oiler of silver. A dozen offers ranging from JO.SH30 to iO.8378 per ounce were made. He accepted the offer at SO.SSaO , and made a counter offer to all the others at SO.S340. His action was very unusual , but his course in rejecting theolTcis at the higher figures was approved by Secretary Carlisle , Mr. Pres ton states that thcllgures were very much higher in proportion than the price of silver today in London , which price guides the Treasury department in its purchases. The totnl purchases amounted to 008,000 ounces and SO.SlUO. [ Appointed by the L'reildent. WASHINGTON , Juno 115. In addition tc naming James E. North collector of internal revenue for the districti of Nebraska , the president today appointed fho following postmasters : Willis L. Grimes , Batavia , III. : Samuel P. Sufts , Centralia. 111. ; Isanc Fielding , Champaign , llli ; James S. Wilson Mt. Carmcl , 111. : John W. Potter , Uocli Island 111. ; Geortro " C Caster , Hill City S. D. I xpurtK of Itruadstnil's. WASHINGTON , Juno 12. During tlio eleven months ciulingMaySl. 1803 , the values ot UK exports of brcadstuffs wcroSl73,0J'.i,001 ( , am during the corresponding : , period of the pre ceding year. S r'AOKV-MG , a decrease of JOO , 400,7iiG. Of this deoreaso ; $ W,074,7C. > was it wheat : SSlOir .H17'corh-810 ; > 03.r > , ia-J rye ; S2 , O4'.l,87r > oats ; $7o7G71. cornjncal ' , oatmeal am wheat flour. Appointed to Odlco. WASIIINOTON , Juno 12. Attorney Genera Olrioy lias appointed W. P. Miller assistan United States attorney for the district o North Dakota. 3IET TIlKtll 31ATCU. California' * Noted Outlaws , Kvnns nni Sontafr , Defeated In a Fight. VISAT.IA , Cal , , Juno 12. After a BOirch ex tending over two months and after si : encounters with different legal posses , th notoripus train robbers , John Sontag am Chris Evans , finally last night met four dcp uty United State ; marshals.and , as a resul of the encounter which t'ollowcdSontng ; wa wounded , possibly fatally , and' is now ii custody , having been brought hero ut 10:3 : this forenoon. The four officers who mad the attack upon the bandits were Unitei States Marshal Gardin and his deputy , Etl ward Hapolje , n deputy sheriff from Fresn comity ; Fred Jackson , an ofllccr 'froi Nevada and Thomas Burns , who was witi Black at Camp Badger wlten the latter wa shot by the robbers last month. These officers had been in the mountains week looking for the robbers and Sunda afternoon camped nt n vacant house elghtee miles north from this city. About twent minutes before sunset Ilupoljo went to th rear door of the house ana saw two me come down the hill and toward the" place who proved to bo Sontag nnd Evans. Evan was in the lead and carriedn , riilo and shoi gun and Sontag was armed with a rifle. Th olllcers went but of the front door of th house , nnd , as they were around back of th corner , Evans saw Uupoljo , took dcllberat aim and fired. Just then Jackson steppe uround behind Hapoljo and opened fire o the bandits. Sontag was seen to throw u both hands and fall backward. Then th firing became gcnerul. Evans got behind a old rubbish pile out of sight , but kept up raking fusilado. Jackson wont around tli ' fur end of the house to se'o if ho co-ild got better place from which to shoot and us Ii went around he was shot In the leg bctwec thu knee und ankle. Darkness ended th battle. Evans was seen to crawl upon his stomac from behind the rubbish pile and llapel , again opened lire upon him , Evans the arose to Ills feet and rah toward the hill followed by Uapeljo , who continued ilrini Evans did not return the lire nnd in ti fc minutes was out of sight. , , Ilapeljo returned to the house and , proem ing a wagon , brought Jackson lo ttiecil soon after midnight. Marshal Gardin an 1 Burns remained at the scene until mornini Sontag lay behind a small stack of hay a night where ho was found by Gardin ar Burns. ! Evans' tracks show that ho started t ward Visali.i , and his homo will bo wutcht day and night. Sontag says tlio Jig is u and that ho docs not care for the future. H may possibly recover , , bjjt the pliysiciat will say nothing. \ The train robbery which.was the begi nlng of this criminal chapter , occurred nt station near Collls , near .Fresno , Cal. , A gust ! i , 16'J.i. An express/car / was blown i : with dynamite and Express Mcssengi George D. Itoberts sorljmsly injured. Ol ccrs BOOH arrested George Sontug at t ] house of Chris"Evans in ,1111s city. Ho w afterwards tried and sent ttitliopcnitcntia for life. When an attempt was made to t rest Evans ho and John Boning opened 11 on the oftlcors , wounding George Walloy. tlio second encounter Oscar Weaver w killed in front of Evaiw1 house. On Sontc. her 4 Andrew McUinnis and Victor Wilsi were killed in the mountains by the band ! and two ether olticera were woundrd. ( May 20 S. J. Black , another officer , w wounded by the bandits'in the mountains. Two l'or finii < I > r < > iie < l. SALT LAKE , U. T , , Juno 12. [ Special To gram to TUB liuu.j MUs Ella B , liogei fishing In Silver creek near Snowilako , Arl was drowned today , She was wading in t stream and stepped on * into a sink hole. A dispatch from Mount Pleasant says tl Sharp Hanson , a 4-yqar-old son of Mrs. C. Hunscn , was accidentally drowned Ffld in a largo Irrigation ditch , which ru n through that town. nu ny y Observed I'loirrr Mission Day , ; -t Juno 12. [ Special Telegr ; JO to THE Bun. ] The ladles of the Womei u , Christian Temperance union observed llo\i mission day today. They visited the Ind ' i trial school , tlio jail am ) the sick and t 1as tributed about 00 boqucts. At the ; Ind as trial school a very interesting progr 10 was rendered. NOT SATISFIED WITH PEACE Dofeatad NicaraguanB Seiza an Opportunity to Renew the War , OUTBREAK SUPPRESSED WITH EASE Citizens of I.con Uugti to the Armory to Secure ItllU-s on Kmiiora Unit the * I'rovlslounl ' ( luvorninont Hut Hern Overthrown. _ -/a-njj Oontsii litnn'.U.\ \ MANAGUA , Nicaragua , ( .via Galveston , Tex. ) , Juno 12. [ By Mexican C.iblo to the NcwYorit Herald Special toTnu Bcn.j A revolution in Leon against the provisional government of Nicaragua has been sup pressed , and the leaders of the proposed up' rising are now in prison. As I cabled the Herald , the citizens of Leon have not re ccivcd the new government cordially. Tin old Jealousies against the citizens of Oran < tula , who have again gained control througr the revolution , have been aroused , nnd th ( Lcons have been anxious for an opportunity to show their opposition to the now govern incut. They supposed this opportunity had conn when exaggerated accounts reached them o the disorders which attended the march o the revolutionary troops Into Managua. As 1 cabled the Herald at that time shots wen fired as the troops were passing the police stations and in the short battle which foi lowed four policemen , several soldiers ant : many citizens who were on the streets watching the parade of tlio troops wen killed. The police were overpowered ant the troops continued tholr march to tin president's palace. Untruthful and exaggerated accounts o the disturbance were sent to Lson. It was reported there that the now government hat been overthrown and that Provisional Pros Idcnt Machado and General Sanchez hai been imprisoned. 1'rcparcil to Itencw the Wnr. These stories greatly excited the Lcons who believed the tirno had come to start i new revolution and overthrow the hatoi Granadinos. Urcco. by Sebastian Salmti and others , hundreds of excited Leon rushed to the garrison to scizo the arm stored there , witli which they proposed t renew the war. Cooler head advisers , how ever , prevailed upon the mob to move slowl , and thus prevented a now revolution. Th outbreak was suppressed without bloodshe and Sebastian Salnuis and others .ire in lai The excitement aroused in Managua b the threatened revolution has subsided an the disarming of the troops is progressing The military forces nt Managua have bee reduced to 400 men. Dreyfus lias been n leased on bail after having been in priso for twenty days. Commander William I ! Whiting and other ofllcors of the cruise Alliance have returned to Corinth after few days stay in Nicaragua. Commnnde Whiting says the cruiser will remain i Nicaragua waters until ho is assured that n 'further trouble is to Do feared.- Leaders of the revolutionary party ni highly pleased with the accounts of the wa published in the Herald. They common the interest shown in NIcaragumi affaii and all declare it to be the best and most ei tcrprlsing paper in the world. An epidemic of small pox now provai ! here. South American Nntos. VALPARAISO , Chill , ( via Galveston , Tex June 12. [ By Mexican Cable to the Nc York Herald Special to Tim Bo : . ] Adi patch from the Herald's correspondent in A tigas says that the government forces und ) Generals Tollcs and Lima have been chase across the Uruguayan frontier by thorovol' ' tlonists in Rio Grande do Sul. The were disarmed by the Uruguay ! ! troops , who guard tlio frontier. Gcncn Telles , in the name of Brazil , protcstc against the disarming of his troops , ar accused the Uruguayans of favoring tl revolutionists. From Montevido the Herald correspondci telegraphs that D movement is being orgai jacd to make formal charges against tl president and the members of his cablnc They are "accused of ignoring the laws the nation and shaping all their policies i n way that will aid their personal fortune The Herald's correspondent in Buenos Ayr telegraphs that congress has shown 1 opposition to the now cabinet by orderii the withdrawal of the national troops fro the province of Corricntcs. All the min oftlces have already been filled with crcatur of the now government. Krupp's agent is In Santiago for the pi pose of proving the new typo of field gu for which the Chilian government has cc traded. Slave Trade In Oulniu. PANAMA , Colombia ( via Galveston , Tex Juno 12. ( By Mexican Cable to the Ne York Herald Special to Tin : Bii ! . ] Coloi bia has decided to enter n formal protest Holland against the continued traffic Indian children by the Dutch traders on t Goajlla. Thirty girls , nearly all of whc were from 10 to 12 years old , were rcccnl Drought to Curacoa on ono schooner , Th were there openly sold in domestic serv'i POLITICAL CHAOS. Numoroim I'nrtleg Keep t Voters OucHilng. Juno 12. The chaos of politii parties at present prevailing in Germany unprecedented In history. Moro than twor political parties are striving for sunrema at present. Ttio largo land owners , t small peasant properties , the merchants , t tradesmen , the mechanics , the laborers , I potty ofllclnls , the teachers , nil and cv ( ono are dissatisfied , and they nil look salvation from some political parti of th own. Another cause of confusion Is that I same candidates are running in a number districts at otico. Eugene Hichter , for stanCe , has accepted nominations in nb < twenty places. If ho should get n major in more than ono district there will have bo now elections , us ho , of course , can 01 represent ono constituency , Lieber , 1 leader of thu democratic wing of the c trials , is also running in a dozen distrk Ii is Impossible at present to fo east the results of Thursda election except to say that the two oxtn ist parties , the conservatives on oilo B and the socialists on the other will g largely. The socialists expect to capt' 0 Berlin , until now the strength of the ri cals , which will probably bo lost throu th dissensions between the Uichter u Htckcrt factions , In Saxony also the cialists will pain largely. * " The emperor ls much distressed at political confusion , and feels very bit against his erstwhile friend , Herbert 1 murck , who had been very outspoken Jin criticisms , 1'retlilent Ciiraot 111. lyfited 1833by Jamet Coition Uinntti PAWS , Juno 12. [ Now York Herald Ct Special to THE DEB. ] M. Carnet hn liver tjgmplalnt and will not make his tended viclt to Brittany , Ho IB in no < * * ! . ? , i . _ , . gor , but has been ordered to take the great- 'St ' care of himself. JACQUES ST. Ccun. Cluilorii In I'r.inrp , PATHS , Juno 113. Nine deaths from "a ills- 'aso ' of n choleraic nature occurred ycstor- Iny nt Calais , department of Gnrd , southern ance. IT WtU. XT.ltlT TODAY. C.ront Cowboy Hiiro Will Itn Hun In tic- uplto of Opposition. CIIADIIOX , Juno 12. [ Special Telegram to Till ! BEE. ] "How Ion ? will It takot" "Who loyou thlnlt will win ! " "Will the llumino society Interfere ! " These arc question * you could ho.\r oft repeated on the streets hero today. Of confSO they referred to the great cowboy race to the World's fair , which surely starts tomorrow at fi p. in. The hoys are todny putting on the finishing touches o their outfits. Everything must ho in lace. As nearly na can bo dollnltoly-do- cliled between forty anil llfty rider * xvill start. Many of thcso will not , it is s.ifc to say , reach Chicago , at least on horseback. Paul F'nintahio of Minneapolis Is to arrlvo hero tomorrow morning to stop tlio race , if possible. It will , however , bo a waste of time , as the race is an assured fatit. fatit.What the route is or what the road brand to bo put on each horse is cannot bo ascer tained until tomorrow. It la safe to say , however , the route will bo along the Elkhorn - horn road to O'Neill , Nob. Dee Middlcton seems to be the favorite for llrst plauo as yet. Largo placards offering &MX ) to stop the race are posted all over the city. They do nothing but cxeltc some amusement among the riders. No cruelty will bo allowed under any circumstances. This the hunrino societies may rest as sured of. Would Not Stop the Itiioc. Juno 18. [ Special Telegram to Tun Hun. ] Oscar Little , agent of otlio Illinois Humana society , arrived from Chicago today to nsk the sheriff to stop the cowboys cnrouto from Chadron. "Tho sheriff's reply was that it was none of his business. o I'llEFKKItKI * ItK.lTIl TO V.ll'TUHR. Ilorso Tlilnf Takes Ills Own I.lfo to Avoid IniprltoiuiiiMit. Doroi.Ass , Wye. , Juno 1'J. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Ben , ] William Sparks , n young cowboy , stole llvo horses with saddles and bridles from the cam ofp u Texas trail herd , fifteen miles cast of Douglass , Friday night , Ho drove Into a round-up camp the next daj and the cowboys took the horses away from him and brought him hero a prisoner. He was given a preliminary hearing this morn ing and agreed to go with the sheriff and show him where ho had hid four of the live saddles stolen. Sparks , Deputy Sheriff Allen and a man named Snyder set out on horseback and stopped at a cow camp for dinner. Snyder dismounted and was unsaddling his animal when Sparks seized u revolver hanging on the pommel of Snydcr's saddle and placed the muzzle airai.ist his own forehead and fired , the ball passing entirely through his head. He is still living , but is unconscious. From scars on his neck it is evident that somn time in the p.ist he has had his throat cut , probably a previous attempt tit suleldo , Sparks had only been in the country about ten days and no one knows anything about him except that ho joined the party will whom he was working at Pueblo , Colo. S4' O.lf.l/f.l 1'KUl-LK. Holtlurs of Alillnn Hotel Cortlllcntcs Cai Now tto Aucomuiodnttiil. CHICAGO , Juno 2. [ Special Telegram ti Tuu DEK. ] The Hotel Lamphcrc , formerly the Aldlne hotel , on Oglcsby avenue , botweei : Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh streets , ii being rapidly completed , niul already several of the rooms htivo been rendered lit foi occupancy and have been put inu use. Upwards of forty persons from varioui parts of the country nro now quartered ii the house , and at the rate at which the worl is going on .tlio house may bo expected 10 hi in a condition to meet all demands on It be fore the end of next week. Several hundrci certificate holders of the late Aldini company have agreed to accept Mr Lainphoro's terms , which are necoplci at half tlio face value. Gas and wale will bo supplied before the close of the pros cut week. When finished the hotel will con tain 310 rooms for guests. The furniture foi most of these rooms is already provided Mr. Lamphcro disclaims all responsibllli for the late Aldino company. Ho had n connection with it except as a creditor. A such ho was the heaviest loser by the failur of the company to fill its engagements. Tot ill AUumliiiiL'ci t the Fulr. CHICAGO , Juno 12. [ Special Telegram t THE BEE. ] A table of paid admissions t the fair since the opening May 1 , includin today , shows the total attendance to hav been 2,573,018 , aa follows : 1'Irst week , May 1 to 0 . 12&4.7 Second week. May 7 to 15 . V15D8 ! Third woplc. May 14 to 110 . 307,16 Fourth week , Muy 21 to i7 ! . 370,72 fifth week. May U8 to Juno 3 . 077,3 ! ) Total for Muy . 1,734,43 sixth week , Juno 4 to 10 . 091,00 s Tune - 11 . 71,04 The fulr was closed Sunday , At KrliruHlcn'H I'alr Itii CHICAGO , Juno 12. [ Special Telegram t 1'iiB Bitis. ] Justice Post of the Nohrasli supreme court , Judge Marquette , Wat llehnrdson , W. F. Kelley and F. F. Kniso ill of Lincoln , were registered at the Stai Building in Jackson pane this afternoon. o Other Omalia people at the fair wore : ( on T. Greene , J.'M. Uiehards , A. W. Seribne oc II. 13 , O'Neill , J. F. Stunner , George Ii. Ml c ler , it. H. Allen , J. A. Graham , A. D. Crei n nail Samuel Dlnwall. y George C. Carpenter and wife and Mr. ai Mrs. H. M. Stokes from North 1'latto we ; J also registered. Mm. White' * Co tly llnnlKincl. CIIKTKNNIS , .luno 12. In the district eou hero today Mrs. Emma J. White sued have cancelled a note for § 75,000 , scoured 1 mortgages , stocks and bonds and given 1 her to Charles H. White of Now York i part consideration of $100,000 promised hi for becoming bur husband. Mrs. White hi secured a divorce ana besides has starU several civil suits against her former hu band and in having him prosecuted crlrr nally for embezzlement. White's whcr abouts are unknown-ho having forfeited h ball of $10,000 , and lied , Future ( lencrals , AVEST POINT , N. Y. , Juno 12. Fifty-oi young men received sheep skins beneath t spreading elms at Undo Satn'a milltu academy today nnd were welcomed in Undo Sam's army by the command Ing ofllc thereof , General John M. Schoiiold , w handed each man his diploma as ho stcpp forward. 10a Among the graduates are : Grorgo II. M as. - Manua of Iowa , Elmer V. Clark of low s. of Illinois Arthur K s.o Herbert N. Crosby , o- wards of Nebraska and Howard B , Perry of. [ f. Illinois , lo Now York Kxclmuiro ( juotatloiii. In ro NEW YOHK , Juno 1 ! ! . [ Special Tclegrf ,1- , toTiiuUnu.J Exchange was quoted as f ,1id ,1h lows today : Chicago , fl discount ; Hostc ido BOo discount ; St. I ouls , ? 1 discount. o- _ . _ , of a Stove. Two children named Geode were sever la , burned by the explosion of a gasoline stc lis on South Seventeenth street near Leav worth yesterday afternoon. MovumunU of Oriwn bU'uniertf Juno 1 ! At Lizard Passed Uhynland , from N York. At Now \orfc Arrived-Ethiopia , fi Glasgow ; Arizona , from Liverpool ; Sa ; from Bremeu , BALKED THE BANDITS Train Kobuors Hold Up the Outgoing Mis souri Pacific Express Train. FORTIETH AND LEAVENWORTH THE SPOT SCOD.O of the West Side Suoccsj Ohosoa for a Second Attempt. FRIGHTENED AWAY BY A SWITCH ENGINE Sudden Appearance of a Grow from South Omaha Saved the Train. BOLD WORK FOILED BY AN ACCIDENT I'lvo Man Kngngad In the lp pcrnto Ven ture Nothing llnrinnd anil the train Only Sllshtly Uiilnj-ed-UutiilU of the AITtitr. A flash of light from a lantern of rural vintage swung vigorously across the Mis souri Pacific tracks ut Fortieth nnd'Leaven- worth streets wns the Introductory of nn unsuccessful train robbery last night. The attempted robbery occurred nt 10:40- : o'clock. Four men armed to the teeth were engaged In it. The spot selected wn a lonely one. T/ho usual procedure * of the railway banditti was ob served. The leader presented his cnrtl to the- engineer , in the shape of nn ominous- revolver of liberal dimensions , Wasn't Counting ; ou ThU. The ponderous wheels of engine 801 stopped. But , suddenly a switch cngmo backed down an adjacent track and the rays from the former's headlight , threw too much light on the subject and the desperate scheme was baffled. The train is known as St. Louis express No. 2. It had just pulled out of Omaha for St. Louts. The train consisted of engine 301 , one baggage car , ono express car , three coaches and two sleepers. The Paci fic Express company operates on this . line. Whether or not tha tmndits intended to confine tholr operations to the express car is not known. The unexpected interruption of their plans makes that a matter of conjecture. It was certainly a daring attempt at train robbery , on the very outskirts of Omaha. Up to this hour the participants have not been appre hended. rleUoil it Js'lco 1'liicc. That the details of tlio robbery had boon carefully planned was evidenced by tho' favorable position which they selected for their attack ou the express. At the point where the attempt was mado' tiio tracks pass through n cut about fifteen feet in depth , In .which their operations would bo effectually con cealed fromlne sight of any ono who might happen to pass the spot. The locality is sparsely .settled and there are no houses within several blocks of the cut except ono or two small frame buildings. At the hour the express passes the vicinity is usually deserted , and the robbers were compara tively safe from outsldo interference. The train slowed up at West Side nnd gave ono of the gang an oppoi Utility to mount to nn unobscrncd position behind the water tank ready to talt/s the engineer and fireman by surprise as soon as the cut was reached. At the appointed moment the robber sprang from his position behind the tank , and the first the engine crow know of ills presence was when ho leveled a revolver In their faces and ordered the engineer to stop the train. The j latter saw no good reason for being made a target of at that time and obediently slowed up his engine. Prompt In IIU Commands. "Hun her along a little , " commanded thi Intruder ; "I have four moro men up her * that I want to piuk up. " Tills order was also obeyed and the train came to n full stop near the middle of the cut. As the engine stopped the robber looked back for a moment and seemed to grow ner vous as his confederates failed to appear to do their part in the crime. Ho kept his re volver on a level with the engi neer's nose however , until catching sight of tlio headlight of tha switch engine , and evidently fearing thai help was at hand ho suddenly dropped frorq the cab and disappeared over the bank ol the cut. -4 Couldn't Describe Him. The engineer was unable to describe th robber except that ho was dressed In some dark clothes nnd had n hand kerchief tied over the lower par- of his face. Ho ignored the slouched hat tradition and were an ordinary straw hat pulled well dowr. over his forehead. The switch engine which frightened the robbers from their tusk was in cbargo of StoveMalonoy.foreman of ono of the night crews of the Missouri Paclflo yards. Mr , Maloney said that his engine and anothoi had pulled n string of twenty-five stock cnn to the South Oinilm yards and headed in on the side track to allow No , 2 to pass , e Ntuvo Mitlonry'N htory. ti "I saw the express stop the first time , " ho said , "and was trying to make out what they were stopping for when they started up slowly and then stopped again. They romalijed standing some thing llku three or four minutes , and then pulled out nt u good rate. I was on the rear end of the stock cars and didn't ' notice any thing out of thu way as we passed , but the foreman of the head engine * told mo that some ono had tried to flag us nt the place where No. 2 was first stopped. Wo were in n hurry \o \ get rid of our load and got back to West Side to pass No. 2 , so ho didn't pay any attention to tlio signal. Wo shoved our cam on the com pany switch and found that wo could not get back to West Side , so wo sidetracked whore wo wero. " Second Tlino lit Tliut I'Juco. f This is the second attempt tliut has been made to Hold up n Missouri Puolflu train at that point. About a year ago an express -was stopped at West Hid * and j the robbers got away with several thousand dollars. They blow open the door of tno express car with dynamite and made * short work of tlio safe and Its contents. The robbery is laid at ttio door of the orgauttu- tion of crooks known as the Sly gang and fioma months later thu leaders were arrested in Michigan and nro now serving time for the crime. No clue ha § yet developed to the identity of the men who made the f utllo effort of last night , but the detectives have an Idea that It was done by some of the circus gang who probably lo t no tlmo In trotting out of the utato afUr tu r failure oi their plan.