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VOL. 30^NO. 156.
HELENA, MONTANA TERRITORY, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1889.
Thestudent of economy wil^ponder over huge tomes to learn^the cience of economy, and^rinds himself rewarded after^many years of study and wast^ing much of midnight oil. Had^he but k nown as much as He]^ena people a great deal might^have been Paved, for practical^illustration can be found at 1^South Main Street.
Howmany people in Helena^will show their appreciation if^we show them what our goods^cost^ See here.
Wesold more children's waists^last week than every other store^combined. Why is it^ Simply^because we sold them cheap.^We are still at it. And will^continue until the stock is gane.^We offer until all is sold. loo^dozen children's waists, 171-2^cents each. 20 dozen percale^waists Ri 90 cents each, and 2o^dozen flannel waists at BO cents^each.
Don'tbuy any more than you^need. We say this because^people are liable to buy more^than they would because they^are cheap.
Andour large line of
121-2 CENT CUFFS.
OurSpecial Attraction this^week has been a line of negli^^gee shirts. You never saw^such novelties as we offer.^Three new lines fresh from^the manufacturers^a cashme-^nette, shield front in cream and^old gold. About the prettiest^thing shown for many a long^day.
TENDOLLARS still accom^plishes the wonderful feat, for^that amount will purchase an^all-wool suit, sizes 35 to 42.^Two styles this week by ex^^press of lots we closed on are^about as neat in design as any^^thing we have in stock.
InDress Suits we show some^very pretty things in wide^Wales. As a general thing you^see two styles in Clothing stock^where we show seven; thus you^can see why it is that a man^can hardly come into our store^without finding what he wants,^be he long or short, stout or^slim, rich or poor. We SUIT^them all.
Situatedon Montana Avenue, Just North^of Flower Garden Addition.
TheSite of this Addition is a BeantifuL-i'tf V' *nd the Scenery^on all Sides is Unsurpassed. tWBfl r-HAS ALREADY
COMMENCEDThe CAT*^ ^ COLLEGE liROLNDS
adjoinit ox the north. O A minutes walk from the^Northern Pacific Depot.
LargeLots, Cheap Prices, Eary Terms.
SixtyLots sold the first day the Addition was or the Market.^No better Lots were ever Offered in this City foi Safe Invest^ment and Quick Profits.
SoleAgents, Room* Lji and 3. Second Floor First National Bank Building, '.Ku^trance corner Grirnd and Jackson street*.
Collarsand Cuffs. We^selling them in stock. Strange^to say, that at this late day,^there are men crazy enough to^pay 20 cents for a collar when^they can get one equally good^for 10 cents, simply to keep up^a name. It is rank absurdity,^and no man doing it can give
5ouany good reason why he^oes it OUR ten cent collars^are the latest style Four ply.^And 2100 linen. Find another^collar as good and yon must^pay double the money.
HARRIS,ONE-PRICE CLOTHIER^St. Louis Block, Main St,
N.B.^Out of town orders^will receive our beet attention.^Goods sent on approval to any^part of the territory. Price list^and rules for self-measurement^mailed free on application.
FineCarriages, Buggies and Road Wagons,
Landaus,Coupes'and Phaetons,^itst geeatdvariety.
Schuttlers Montana Lumber and Quartz Wagon Gears. Farm^Wagons, Harness, Etc.
RealEstate, Insurance _^_
Brokers,Room 8.Pittsburg Block
$36,ooowill buy 37o acres adjoining College Grounds and one-^sixth interest in Canyon Creek Ditch Company.
$20,000will buy 180 acres three-fourths of a mile from College^Grounds. A BARGAIN.
FOURRoom House on Eighth Avenue.^EIGHT Room House on Breckenridge Street Cheap.^NINE Room House on Buford Street, $4,350.^TWO Hundred and Fifty acre Ranch, one and one half miles^from City Limits $7f5 per ace.^ONE Hundred and Sixty acres on Silver Creek $2,600.^LOT in East Helena at a Bargain if Taken at Once.^CHOICE Lo's in all the Additions.^We Have a Large List of Al Mining Properties.^General Agent for the Hankers Life Association St. Paul.
Wewant everybody to know that we are^doing a rushing business, but have room^for a lot more.
Onand after June 1 we will run a Mer^^chants' Lunch for 35c from 12 M. to 4 P.^M.anda Regular Dinner for 50c from 4 to^8 P. M.
BestMeal in the City for a Little Monev.
Allof the Latest Novelties.
STOCKENTIRELY NEW AT 112-114 B'1) WAY
PaperingDone at the Lowest Prices.^Wall Paper, 10 cents per Roll.
CALIFORNIACABBAGE AND NEW^MICHIGAN APPLES. BUTTER,
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M.G. COHN ^ CO
CornerEdwards Street and Park Avenue.
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Theyexcel any shoe In the market for STYLK and DURABILITY. Also the Urges^line of 6ents Shoes in the city, including HAN AN ^ SON^and LILLY. BRACKKTT ^ CO. makes.
RALEIGH^ CLARKE, No. 25 Uoper Main St
SUCCESSORSTO *. E. GAGE ^fc CO.
Hundredsof Vietims at Johnstown^Reduced to Charcoal in the^Great Funeral Pyre.
TheNumber of Unfortunates Caught^the Great Bridge Never to^be Known.
Murof the Bodies Found Already l^.^^ polled by Ghoul, of Valuables^^Hurylns; the I oknowu.
JoH.tiTowR,June 4.^Four days have^elapsed since the angel of death swept^through the valley of Conemaugh, but no^ray of sunshine has yet lightened the scene^of horror at Johnstown bridge. The sky^is still overcast with heavy clouds and the^sun rests behind the heavy pall as though^reluctant to view, the handiwork of his^tent elements. For thirty-six hours^Ore engines played upon the smoking ruins^above the bridge, but the flames would^break out afresh at intervals and seem to^defy the subduing force of the water.^Nearly two thousand men are employed in^different parts of the valley tearing up^ruins and prosecuting the search for the^undiscovered dead.
I'he investigations are not without fruit^^ful results, for the bodies of the charred^victims of the flood and fire are discovered^with undiminished frequency. It becomes^more and more apparent that not a single^vestige will ever be recognized of the hun^^dreds roasted in the flames above the^bridge, since the last sentence was penned^a party of searchers unearthed a charred^and unsightly mass from the smouldering^debris within thirty yards of ti e Asso^^ciated Press headquarters. It required the^authoritative verdict of physicians to dem^^onstrate that the ghastly discovery was the^charred remains of a human being. Only^the trunk remained, roasted beyond all^semblance to flesh. Five minutes work re^^vealed fragments of a skull, that at once^disintegrated of its own weight when ex^posed to the air, no single piece being^larger than a half dollar, and the whole re^^sembling remnants of shattered charcoal.
Withinan hour and a half a dozen dis^^coveries in ways more or less horrifying^were made by the searchers as they raked^with picks and hooks in the smoking rains.^So difficult is it at times to determine^whether the remains are human beings^that it is apparent that hundreds must be^fairly burned to ashes. Thus the number^that have found a last resting place be^neat these ruins can at best never be more^than approximated.
Moxham,the iron manufacturer, mayor^pro tem of Johnstown, to-day is probably
SOMEOF THE VICTIMS.
thebusiest man in the United States. Al^^though for days without sleep, he sticks^nobly to his task. Hundreds of others are^like him, and men fall only from sheer^fatigue. There are many who have not^closed an eye in sleep since they awoke^Friday morning. They are hollow-eyed^and pitiful-looking. Many lost near rela^^tives and friends. Some of the unfortun^^ates who could not go to the different trains^endeavored to ^^ attaint flour from wrecked^stores in Johnstown. One dealer was^charging S5 a sack for flour. Suddenly the^crowd heard of the occurrence, and several^desperate men went to the store and de^^livered flour gratuitously to the homeless^aaa stricken people. Another is selling^flour at 51.50 a sack. He refused to give^any away, guarding his store with a shot^^gun.
Thebodies recovered in Johnstown to^^day have been robbed by ghouls that flock^to the scene. It is known that one lady^had several hundred dollars in her posses^^sion just after the disaster, but when the^body was recovered not a cent was in her^pocket.
TheHuns attacked the supply wagon be^^tween Morrillville and Cambria City to^^day. The drivers repulsed them, but they^again returned. A second tight ensued,^but after lively scrambling the Huns were^again driven away. After that the drivers^and guards of supply wagons were permit^^ted to go armed.
Registersare being opened in Johns^^town, and all the survivors are requested^to register in order to give information of^their safety to inquiring friends.
Hourby hour the calamity grows. Every^moment now the body of some new victim^is taken from the debris and the town is^^ne vast charnel house. The scenes at the^extemporized morgue are bey ond descrip^^tion in ghastliness, while the moans and^groans of the suffering survivors, tossing^in agony with bruised and mangled bodies^or raving in a delirium of fever in the nu^^merous temporary hospitals, make even^the stoutest hearted quail with terror.^Nearly 2,000 bodies have already been re^covered, and as the work of examining^progresses the conviction grows that the^magnitude of the calamity has not yet^been approximated.
Conservativesestimates this morning put^the number of lost at 7,000 and many men^of calm judgment not wont to exaggerate,^who have been upon the ground from the^outset, place the number at 10.000.
Thefirst relief train bearing thousands of^pounds of provisions for the suffering and^twi thousand coffins for the dead, passed^over the Johnstown bridge across an im^^provised trestle|to the Johnstown depot this^morning. For the first time railroad com^^munication has been re-established be^^tween the stricken city and the outside^world.
Inthe early morning hours, and up to 9^o'clock, ISO bodies had been taken from^the ruins. Most of them are unrecogniza^^ble, and they are being taken away and^buried as fast as possible. In a vast num^^ber of cases the bodies are almost com^^pletely burned, but the clothing or some^^thing of the kind frequently makes the^Identity complete. What is needed now^more than anything else are gravediggers.^This morning hundreds of bodies were^lying around and there was no one to dig^graves. At least fifty funerals have^already passed the Associated Press^headquarters. It is not an unusual^thing to see two or three coffins^carried along, one after another, and fol^^lowed by a number of mourners, all in the^same family. It is Impossible to obtain^conveyances of any kind: consequently all^the funeral possessions are on foot Gen.^Hastings has ordered the Fourteenth regi-^medt to Johnstown to relieve the sher.ffs,^who are worn oat. He is hiring all the^men he can to remove the debris. The^Pittsburg contractors have a number of^men at work, and have a placard calling^for 2,000 men. The Cambria Iron works^are already preparing to get their works in^operation, and will probably have two fur^^naces in operation at the end of the week.
Itis not believed now that the fire in the^wreck at the bridge can be extinguished^for weeks. The hand of providence is in^It. The suggestion made by physicians yes^terday that bodies not burned be allowed^to be cremated in the interest of public^health, which aroused such a storm of in^^dignation among surviving friends, is^viewed with more calmness to-day. There^is a growing sentiment that it is after all^the best solution of the problem. Weeks,^and probably months, will be required to^remove the stupendous mass by artificial^means, and in the meantime the putrefy^^ing remains of humanity buried therein^will be doling out polution and death to^ail the surrounding country.
Amongthe bodies recovered this morn^^ing the following have been identified:^Mrs. Henry R Smith, wife of the cashier^of the Johnstown company, and infant:^Adolph Nathan, proprietor of the Johns^^town company stores: Oliver Ackers.^Harry P. Gaither. clerk of the Adams Ex^^press company: John T. Buchanan. Dr. W.^C. Beam and wife, L. G. Smith. Mrs. Thos.^Williams, W. E. Hoops, secretary of the^Johnstown company: Chas. Marshall.^Ssuire Fisher and family.
Twenty-fiveregistry offices for the living^were opened this morning. Up to noon^MM mi of 34.000 inhabitants before the^flood have registered.
Threehundred more bodies have just^been found oppos te Nine*ah. This make*^700 found at mat point.
AdjutantGeneral Hastings this morning^stated he wished to positively deny the^stories published in certain newspapers to^the effect that there had been wholesale^lynshing and rioting here since Sunday.
New*Iran Lock Haven.
Philadelphia,June 4 ^superintend^^ent Petit, of the Pennsylvania read, made^his way to the edge of the city of Lock^Haven this morning. The principal citi^^zens say there is no suffering. All the^booses had six to ten feet of water in them,^but only one man was drowned there, but^several Uvea wen lost at Mill HllL This^is the first news from Lock Haven since^Friday.
PartialList of Identified I afortunaU ^ at^J oh ufttem a.
Johnstown,June 4.^The following^partial death list has been prepared with
care. Duplications may occur, but con^^sidering the chaotic condition of affairs at^the morgue it is impossible to be perfectly^accurate: Miss Laura Hamilton, Mrs.^Enorr, Elmer Brlnkey, A. Little. Chas. H.^Wilson, Mrs. Christy, of Butler, Miss Ella^Taylor and Nellie Williams, Mrs. Jennie^Wells, John Andrews, John Burns, Win.^Henry, Jacob Wild, Mrs. Jacob Wild. Mrs.^W. W. Jones, Howell Powells, George EL^Baldwin, Wm. Layton.Miss O'Conneli. sis^^ter of Capt O'Coonell, Bernard Garrey,^Mary Jones, Kate Madden, Mrs. Thomas^Hays. Ken a Flechentera, Mrs. (.^abler,^Jacob P. Lee. Mrs. Patrick Madden. Mrs.^U. ftYining, Kate Evans, A. J. Hester.^Sponeliaka, H. K. (ramble, Frank An^thony, Mrs. Mary Smith. Mrs. Jennie^Greenwood, Mrs. C. Fitzharns, F. J. Lata^berskas and son, Katie Kintz. Mr.^Hammond, Mrs. Rev. E. W. Jones.^Annie Cush, Mrs. Thomas and baby. Jans^Eeenan, I.ewis Weinzeral and wife. Mary^steinle, Kate ateinle, John Steinle, Mis.^Annie LetiecsteiB, Renne Leflensteiu,^Jacob Bop p. Mrs. W. M. Smith, Barbara^Sarlouis, Rsse Murphy, Wm. Murphy,^Kitty Murphy, Mrs. T. Hays, L. Wenzearl^and wife, Mrs. a nibs, Mr. Takatch, J. To~^katch, Mrs. John Toke and two children.^Mrs. Oswald F. Melzer, J. Waise, Mis.^Jno. Snider. Mary Earley, Pat Carey, Ma: j^Kentz, B. (J. James and daughter, Magii.i^Kentz, W. M. Smith wife and three chil^^dren, Ben Sor y. Mary Deenan. Lena K r^by, George s.neel. Mary Neary, Mos^ s^Fisher. Mary O'Connor, Mrs. Rose Stepe l.^Mrs. Kosensteel. Claus Brynut. Edward^Justin, Cambria dif, Mrs. Mary Fitzpst^rick, wife of chief of police of Cambr a^City, Mrs. Frank Fleckenstein. Mrs. Gi r^ner, Cambria City. Mrs. Jno. Jeintran.^Mrs. Wm. (iuffuey, Charles Kuyle, Makk e^Fritz. Smith McCiarren, boy, Mrs. Alb- t^tor, Mrs. Broth, Mrs. Dignan, Charles Os^^wald, Mrs. Barbara Sarlouis. Neal M. Can-^eny, Mrs. Susan McLalay, Mrs. B^ s-^sot, Wm. Keeby, Mrs. Henry Milcr.^M. Friedellwrger, August N'e.-ky, George^Bower. Lewis Stener, Mary (ininn, Catli^erine Kilien and eleven members of her^family, Mrs.Ooffoey, Mrs. Manahan, Mrs.^Gaffney and two daughters, Mrs. Grai.r,^Mrs. Patsy Madden and daughter. Ham ;^ton Clark, William Clark, Miss Lambeit,^Mrs. Lizzie Gallagher, Mr. and Mrs. Cail^Wiener and child, Mrs. and Miss Undi r^seadt, Moses Fischer. Mary Cleary, Phillip^Comstock, George McDarrell, Lilly Mc-^Darrell, Claus Brenilin, Mrs. Rose Hill,^Joe Williams, Sarah Harris, Mrs. llarr -^Maggie Harris, Heldert Harris, Chart s^B. Hoffman, Mrs. Breiuin, Win.^Fitzner. (.eorge McDar, J ^hn Clark,^Jennie Pey ton. Mrs. Peyton, Samuel Uei,-^decamp, E. Sellroiz, C. P. St. John, Jam -s^Willis, Capt. J. Morrow, of Mount Savage,^John Carlarin, W. S. Spitz, D. W. Layton,^Emma Zimmerman, Walter B. Hain,-.^Mrs. W. B. Haines, Sofia Blough, Mis.^Uoroe, Rose Greenwaid. Kate Filzpav v.^Joseph G. Cox, Nurerzagt, Charles Benl e,^Frank Wheat, Moses strands, Sadie Goge-^by. Mrs. Ella Layton, Miss Mary LayU. i,^J. M. Spitzer, Mrs. T. S. Black, liar: .^Forbes. Walter Spitz. Phil Spitz. Emni^i^Cammed, Johnatnan Carlin, Dr. Marburv.^Oorge D. Kull, Jessie Bending, Annie r.^Legal, Mary Puree, Mrs. Kratzer, Miss^Wagner, W. Farre, Mrs. Davis, Harry^Craig. Mrs. Huff, Jessie Briscon,^Belle Steine.Mrs. K. Worthingtonand chil l,^Mr. McCoy, John O. Richards, Frank II.^Harris, son of John T. (chief of polic^ I,^Arthur Smith, Carrie S^ Barbour, Fra s^Dimons, Miss Annie Paloon, Mrs. Ge -.^James G. Cox of Philadelphia. Mrs. Jam -s^.). Frontier. Wm. Penrod, James Murpl ..^Miss 11'dter. Katie Kreiger, Miss M. I.^Davis. John steuni, Mary Davis, Walter B.^Mayes. Harry Forbes, Mrs. Andri w^Young. Joseph B. Cox. Rosa Greenwa d,^Mrs. .I*tn^s Betzler, Mrs Joseph Betzler,^John Cullens, Uulburt Boyan, Frank Wat^^ford, Kane Stiveley, Jacob Bopp, Mis.^Goodie. Andy McAnney, Frank Xitcli,^Katie nila, Mrs. Bunyan, Mrs Uunkt y,^Mr. K. Loebler, Maud Oreenwotd,^H. K. smith, Mrs. B W. Tress. Mrs. Mollie^Burkhardt, Mollie James, Frank Daw*,^Mrs. Alice McKenna, Miss Maggie Kstop-^ple, Mrs. Miria Lewis Williams, Dr. Wil^^son, Mrs. Philip Myers, Patrick Fagan, two^daughters of Patrick Fagan, Mrs. Fagan,^Charles Beam, Mary Callahan, Samu 1^Hill. Emanuel Blough, Dr. L T. Beam,^Charles Murrk. Hans Cucbanan, Lu y^Livingston, Mrs. John James. David Su i-^van. Henry Dibbrrt. Joseph l'otter, Mar a^Morgan. Mrs. Keely, Frank Kerlir,^Jennie Greenwood, Mrs. Plavis, Mrs. Gus^McClare, Miss Maggie Conletson, Mrs.^John Garber. Frank Anthony, Mrs. White,^Mrs. Mary Uenntnger, Mrs. Neal Mc-^Aneny, Maggie Hipp, Phillip Smith. Wal^^ter Jones, John Atkinson, Robert^Bridges. John Sclufflanze. David Johnson,^Bessie Prosser, Fannie Prosser. William^Mansfield, Miss Bunting, Mrs. Mary-^Downey, Paul Geddes, D. A. Johues,^Annie Johnes, Gotfned Schut/.eldecki r,^George GUita, Mrs. D. J. \\ illiauis. Eva^May i'arsotis. John Myers, Thos. Thoburn,^Mrs. Leech, shockey Somers. Ed Kerlan,^Fitzharrt- Boris and family of three ani^dead. Early MeEnnan and family of four^are dead, Snyder J. Luther, Emma K^ate .^Tony Slatteton, Joseph Kidd. MissGusste.^James McClaren, Andrew Bahres, child.^Harry Wagoner. Mary Hambnska, Btasa^G. Sutliffe, L. King, Mrs. Constable, Ph i.^A. Constable, Mrs. Weaver. Miss Ka ^^Madden, John Cullen, Mrs. Gunney, Mis.^Luther. W. S. Clark. Mrs. Wm Dorrls,^Kate Kentz. Mrs. Fajamies. Prtrick Ma i-^den. Hugh Fitz Patrick. Geo. Bramley,^(itorge D. Kail, Dr. Marbury. Jessie Hea^^ding, Elizabeth Bending. Annie F. Lieglv,^of Somerset, Pa Carrie Diehl. John Stu', -^maker, David Layton. Mrs Mary Singi ',^Kwing Ligonon, Sofia Blough, Patrick M^Natty, Chas. F. Butler, Mrs. S. M. Jon^ ,^Jessie Hamilton, Mrs. Harrigan. Jam- s^Murtha. J. M. Davis, Samuel B. Eldrede ^,^Samuel K 11 unekump, Campbell Preton,^Chas. BischofT, Joseph Ross, Geo. McDow^^ell, Jennie Pnton. flattie H. Smith, of O -^born, Ohio: Henry siebert, Joseph Pott^ r,^Sr., Margaretta Vinton. Martha Morga-,^Mrs. Mary Keedy, Miss Rose Zeller, Mr.-.^Agnes McDowell, Mrs. Harris, Mikd^Thomas, Mary Jolien ; Annie, Ros; -,^Gertie, Rogsie and Samuel Cus .^Jos Cush. Daniel Cush. Annie McClaren,^Ed Reilly, Mary and John Murphy.
IITHE FIRST DEGREE.
TheJury la the Roberta Murder ^^Qaiekly Glvee a Verdict.^Butts, Jobs 4^[Special to the Inde^pendent.J-The defense in the Roberts^murder trial to-day continued its effort to^prove the defendant Insane, but met with^little success. Drs. Johnson and Hough^were examined and a few witnesses intro^^duced to prove the good character for Rob^^erts. The argument was then began and^the court held an evening session in order^to finish the case. Arguments were made^for the prosecution by Attorneys DeWitt^and G. W. Stapleton. and for the defense^by Chas. O Donnell and J. H. Daffy. Mr.^Duffy dwelt strongly on the virtues of the^defendant as a soldier, and it is thought^that he was endeavoring to play on the^feelings of a G. A. R. man who^happened to be on the jury. The case was^given to the jury at 9 o'clock. But one bal^lot was taken, and every juror voted for^convtctisn. At 10:80 Judge DeWolf took^his seat and the jury and defendant were^brought into the court room. Roberts^listened te the verdict, ^Gallty of murder^in the first degree^ with the utmost com^posure. and did not change countenance.^When it was over he rose and left the court^room with a firm step, without speaking a^word. His attorneys will move for a new^trial when court convenes to-morrow.
Recordof the League and Association^Oaaaee^liver- at St. Loal*.
Washinoton,June 4 ^The game this^afternoon between Washington and Ne^York was a pitchers' battle, in which the^home team won. Score^Washington, 6^New York, S.
Cbicabo,June 4.^in the game here to^^day the visitors were victorious. Score^Chicago, 4: Cleveland, 7. The batteries^were, for Cleveland, Beatin and Sntcliffe^Chicago, Gumbert and Sommers.
Boston,June 4.^Ten innings were re-^quried to settle the game to-day. Score^^Boston, 4; Philadelphia, 2.
ThePittsburg-Indianapolis game was^postponed on account of rain.
Storyof the Suffering* of Paaeengere Wlie^Were Caught la the Flood.
Johnstown,June 4.^It is now definit -^ly settled that at least twenty to forty pe ^.^pie were lost on the two sections ^ f the dry^express that left Pittsburg Friday morn^^ing and on the Johnstown accommodation^about to leave Johnstown that afternoon.^There have been numerous conflicting re^^ports about how many trains were caugl.t^m the flood, but from the most reliab.'e^sources it has been ascertained that thn e^trains were caught by the water. A pas^^senger on one train says he can count cp^at least twenty whom he saw drown.
WilliamHenry smith, of the Associated^Press, gives the following account of seen- s^on one of the trains caught in the flood:^The number of passengers on the day ex^^press known to have been lost is six. Bo-^sides these there are two ladies missing and^unaccounted for, but who may yet be alive.^The conductor who was at Conemaugh on^the fateful day claims to have have run^through the cars and told the passengers to^run to the mountains. The passengers who^survived are anxious to make the ac^^quaintance of that conductor. They cer^^tainly neither saw him nor heard him. His^intention may have been good, but the^good deed was omitted. When the passen^^gers reached the mountain side they found^there two conductors in beautiful white^caps. Their manner was calm and their^clothing unspotted. 1 asked one of them^why he did not notify the passengers of the^breaking of the dam. He replied.^In some confusion that he^had no time. His companion^made a report to his superior, which re^^port was carried over the mountain by a^passenger that night, but there was noth^^ing in it to indicate that any of the passen^^gers were any of his concern. He reported^the loss of two trains, in striking contrast^to the neglect of duty of these conductors^It is pleasant to note the manly conduct of^others. The first^always the first men^^tioned^should be the locomotive engineer^and fireman, whose bravery and devotion^were conspicuous. They never neglected^to give such warning as they could in the^face of danger, in some cases of certain^death. A brakeman riding deadhead,^whose name can not be recalled, rendered^splendid service in rescuing the vsuen^and children at the risk of his own life. s.^Aleer, the Piniman conductor was efficient^and cool headed. H. E Wooddyer, cook^of the ear Aragon. and John H. Waugh.^porter of the parlor ear, C. H. Loris. stood^manfully by G. F. Giffrith*. of the Norwich^line, in the rescue of passengers. It was^Wooddyer who stood on the top of the car^Aragon with axe in hand ready to cut the^roof to prevent the smothering of those^within. We think better of our race with^such examples before us.
XtvYork. June 4.^Gen. Lew Wallace^is very anxious about the safety of his^wife. That lady left Indianapolis Thurs^^day, since which time be has not heard^from her. He has telegraphed to many^points without avail. This morning it is^teamed that the train which bore his wife^might have been caught in the flood.
AtBaltimore^Baltimore. S: Cincinnati,2.^At Kansas City^Kansas City, S; Brook^lyn, 5.
Therewas no game at Philadelphia yes^^terday.
Race*at St. Louis.
St.Loci9, June 4.^Weather threaten^ing; attendance fair.
One-halfof a mile dash for two-year-olds^^Indian Princess won, Millie Williams^second. Domain third. Time, 60 seconds.
Sevenfurlongs, all ages^Poteen won,^Kermesse second. Fanchette third. Time,^130.
Three-year-oldfillies, one mile and a^half^Queen of Trumps won, Bethroeck^second, Sady Hemphill third. Time, 2:40%.
Onemile, all ages^Clara C. won, Mollie^McCarthy's Last second, Comedy third.^Time. IM%.
Thesteeplechase was a farce. Disgust^was the only one to go. Votlgeur refused^the water jump, and Nettie K . Killarney^and Lyre went wrong. Lyre was gnen^second money. Time, 5:01.
NewYokk, June 4.^At Jerome Park^the track was in fine condition and the^weather good.
Onemile^Cortez won in 1:45-,, Bohe^^mian second. Sluggard third.
Onemile and a fourth^Oriflamrae won,^Firenzi second. Paragon third. Time,^2:11)*.
Threefourths of a mile^Maximum won.^Bill Letieher second. Garrison third. Time,^1:1k-,.
Fourteenhundred yards^Madsone won.^Orator second. Daylight third. Time, 1:23.
Three-fourthsof a mile^Enquire filly^won. Beck second, Fred B. third. Time,^1:20.
Onemile and an eighth^Lonx Knight^won, Pocatello second. Satisfaction third.^Time, 2i^H-
Washington,June 4.^Secretary Proc^^tor was at the white bouse early this^morning in conference with the president^in regard to measures for the relief of the^Johnstown sufferers. A telegram was re^^ceived from Governor Beaver asking if the^government could furnish pontoons for the^construction of temporary bridges across^the Conemaugh river. Secretary Proctor^telegraphed the officer in command at^West Point and will arrange at once to^meet the demand.
London,June 4.^Americans in Eng^^land are engaged in collecting money for^the benefit of the suffereis by the Johns^^town flood.
Washington,June 4.^In response to a^call Issued by the commissioners of the^District of Columbia a public meeting to^devise means for aiding the sufferers by^the flood at Johnstown and vicinity was^held here this afternoon. President Har^^rison presided and urged immediate action.^Members of the cabinet and other promin^^ent people were made vice presidents and^the taking of subscriptions began at once.^Several of $500 each were announced.
NewYoke, June 4.^Money continues^to come in rapidly to the citizens' commit^^tee for the benefit of the flood sufferers.^Five thousand dollars was received hy^cable from the London stock exchange this^morning. Mayor Grant said contributions^were pouring in from all quarters. The^fund will undoubtedly exceed any hereto^^fore raised in New York for a similar pur^^pose.
Boston,June 4.^The legislature has^passed the house resolution appropriating^$80,000 for the Pennsylvania sufferers.
NewYoke, June 4.^The aggregate of^flood subscriptions reported in the Asso^^ciated Press dispatches from varions sec^^tions to night is $551,000. The aggregate^reported Monday night was $404,000.
St.Louis, June 4.^Inquiry at the bead-^quarters of the Transcontinental Associa^^tion by an agent of the Associated Press,^to-night, elicited the following official in^^formation : The Southern Pacific Railroad^company has not given official notice of^their withdrawal from the Transcontinen^^tal Association, but they and other roads^in the association have protested against^the large tonna. e that is now being carried^by the Canadian Pacific, and demand that^the differentials allowed the company shall^be so reduced as to limit shipments via the^Canadian Pacific to a reasonable share of^the business. This demand will be con^^ceded and present difficulties readjusted.
TheRailways la Kansas.
Topeea, Kans., Jane 4.^The re-arga-^ment of the Wichita jobbing rate question^began this afternoon before the state rail^^way commission. The general managers^and traffic managers of the railways of the^state were present and also representatives^from Wichita, Topeka, Leavenwsrtb, Fort^Scott, Emporia, Great Bend, salina and^Other towns affected by the question.
London,Jane 4.^Fears are entertained^that the British steamer Danish Prince,^which sailed from Havana May 23 for^Montreal, has foundered. The coast guards^at Sklbbereen. Ireland, picked up the log^book of the steamer, the last entry in which^was made in May.
NewYore. June 4.^A representative^of the Mutual Life insurance company of^New York stated to-day that his company^would lose $420,000 by deaths in Cone^^maugh valley.
Theemployes of the Northern Pacific^railroad at B raj nerd will bold their annual^picnic on June 22 at Glenwood, on the Lit^^tle Falls division.
TheO. R. C. has selected Sioux City. la,^as headquarters. The etty gives $75,000^In cash and guarantees H per cent, on a^$200,000 building which the order is to put^up.
Thestory that the Chicago and North^^wester system is about to push through to^the coast has come up again, as It does^with every summer. This time the report^comes from Spokane Falls with the Seattle,^Lake snore et Eastern figuring in the fronL
Thecontracts for fifty miles of the Mor^^ris-Brandon branch of the Northern Pacific^and Manitoba were awarded on Saturday^as follows: Egan Bros.. 15 miles: Mann^Bros., 10 miles: J. D. Me art bur, 10 miles^Dennison, 5 miles: Erwin A McNeary. 5^miles: M. McNeary, 5 miles. Work has^already commenced.
Asrime Passes the Horror and Deso^lation of the Johnstown De^^luge Grows.
of Bodies Recovered, i^Hundreds Still Buried^Under the Debris.
The He-sr\^^tr From Which Came^I ^. I, I ^. ^l i lit Torrent Built of
Johnstown, June 4.^The water^ceded in a night almost as rapidly a^came, and behind it reii.au s the sorriest^sight imaginable. The dove that came has^not the green leaf of promise, for its wings^are draped with the hue of mourning and^desolation. Before the windows of the^Associated Press headquarters lies the^great skeleton ot dead Johnstown. Great^ribs of rock and sand are stretched across^its chest, scarred and covered with^abrasions. Acres of mud, acres of wreck^age, acres of unsteady, tottering buildings,^acres of unknown dead, acres of ghastly^objects which have been eagerly sought for^since Friday, acres of smoking ruins.^Hundreds of bodies lie along the river^banks and under piles of big timber, and^trouble will come from there, because they^are hard to find and harder to dig out.^Out in the c. nter of the river, on the ex^treme edge of the mass which rests agaiiut^the bridge, the Pittsburg firemen have a^stream playing on the wreckage. They^are literelly in the middle of the river put^^ting out the fire. Bonfires are burning^everywhere. Fire is the agent employed to^help the committee get rid of the refuse^and broken wood. By means of fire the^Cambria iron company cleared away most^of the litter of lumber and will soon be^able to work on the heavier piles. The^completion of the temporary track and^bridge which permits the passage of trains^over the river has been a Messing, for it^allows the men to work much faster than^before, and get the tools and material^closer at hand.
Thiswas the day set aside by the ctti^zens' committee for burying the unidenti^tied dead that had beea lying in the^morgues since Sunday. The men in charge^of the burial have been busy all day. There^are no pathetic scenes at these burials.^The men hired to do this work seem to do^it just as a matter of business. The bodies^are being interred in the cemetery nearest^the place where the bodies were found.^About noon a procession of fifty-^coffined bodies were seen going up^tbe hill above the railroad. Not^a mourner was present and the sight was a
5hastlyone to btrbold. it will take several^ays to bury the bodies now in the different^graveyards, as there were few graves dug^until this morning and no implements to^dig them with. A large detachment of^men arrived from Pittsburg this morning^and were put to work digging graves. Al^^together tnree hundred bodies were taken^to the different cemeteries this morning.
Thesecretary of the South Fork Fishing^club said y esterday that tbe club had not^filed an indemnity bond, as claimed by a^citizen of Ebensburg: that complaints had^never been made about tbe safety of the^am by any of the Johnstown citizens. He^is undoubtedly correct as to the bond, but^is misleading as to the second part of his^statements. There is no shadow of doubt^but that the citizens of Cambria county^frequently complained, and at the time the^am was constructed a very vigorous effort^was made to put a stop to the work, it is^true the leader of this movement was not a^citizen of Johnstown, but be was and Is a^large mine owner in Cambria county. His^mine adjoins the reservoir property. He^related Saturday tbe story of his labors in^protect the lives and prop
DEPl'TY MARSHAL DICK.
TerribleExperiences of Those Who Lost^Friends and Relatives.
Johnstows, June 4^Deputy Marshal^Dick is a man whose condition excites gen^^eral pity. His total bereavement of wife^and family and relatives has affected his^brain, it is thought, and he goes riding^about the country giving all the assistance^in his power and keeping a special lookout^for lawbreakers and vandals. He dis^^tinguished himself on several occasions^is reported, by shooting Hungarians whom^he detected pillaging the dead, but bis last^action is particularly noteworthy. A de^^tective and two officers had arrested t
notoriouscrooks who reached town on^Monday evening. They were from Kansas^City, and were probably traveling to Johns^^town for nefarious purposes. Ths detec^ti\e knew them and promptly arrested^them as they stepped off the train. Tbe^fellows dropped several go'd rings,^at the same time resisting arrest^furiously, but with some difficulty they^were overcome and led to the Cambria City^lockup. This place was fall of mud, knee^deep, and it was impossible to lock them in^there. A box car was then visited and^while the officers were wrsngling with the^railroaders as to the advisability of placing^the crooks inside Dick rode up and impeii^ously demanded to know the cause of the^trouble. It was explained to him. ^Stand^fellow.^ shouted Dick, reining up his^horse. His features stiffened into an ex^presslon of determination and rage and he^whipped out bis revolver and levelled it at^the quaking wretches, muttered ^I'll stop^their thieving.^ ^For God's sake, don't,^^cried the detective; ^don't do that; remem^ber we are officers of the law.'^After some minutes parley Dick^was called off and better^council prevailed. As no accommodations^could be found for the thieves they were^given five minvtes to leave town.
Onthe hills about Sang Hollow tbe re^^tentive eye of the amateur photographer's^camera gazes from every bill. There are^no common-place scenes about Johnstown^and the little camera appreciates that fact^Artist* and their paraphernalia may be^seen tumbling about together, absorbing^all ths sunlight and all the scenes. There^will be no lack of pictures of the Johns^^town flood horror.
Ata meeting of the Johnstown com-^maudery. Knights of Pyibiaa, held here^this afternoon e. (*. Crouse, secretary, was^ippointed to receive financial aid. All
WoodruffGives A New Account of^Hi$ Connection With the Cronin^Murder Myetery.
theeffort to protect the^erty of the people in that valley.^He was frequently on tbe spot and his own^engineer inspected tbe work. He says the^embankment was principally shale and^clay, and that straw was used to stop the^leaking of water. While the work was^going on he called on the sheriff of Cambria^county and told blm it was his duty to ap^^ply to tbe court for an injunction. The^sheriff promised to give the matter his at^^tention, but instead of going before the^court he went to tbe Cambria iron com^^pany for consultation. An employe was^sent up to make an inspection, and as his^report w s not unfavorable to the reservoir^work, the sheriff went no farther. But the^gentleman referred to said be had not tailed^to make public his protest at the nme. and^to renew it frequently. This recommenda^^tion for an injunction and protest were^spoken ^ f by tbe citizens of Altoona as a^hackneyed subject.
AtSouth Fork, Conemaugh, Millvale and^Johnstown on that fatal Friday, a rumor^of an expected break was prevalent early^in the day, but citizens remarked that the^rumor was a familiar incident of the an^^nual freshets. It was the old story: ^Wolf:^wolf!^ They gave up the first floors to the^water and retired up-stairs to wait until^the river should recede, as they had gone^often before, scouting the oft-told story of^the breaking of the reservoir. The reader^will note the remarkable conflict between^that shale-and-clay story of the mine owner^referred to above and the published state^^ment of (ren. Morehead, who had charge of^tbe construction, that the masonry was^solid granite and limestone, and was be^^lieved to be as enduring as the pyramids^of Egypt. Tbe awful disaster would seem^to confirm tbe allegation of t he use of unfit^material in its construction.
Upthe ragged sides of Prospect hill,^the same to which several hundred terror-^stricken people fled to escape the flood, an^Associated Press correspondent scrambled^this afternoon. He came upon a pneu^^monia scourge which bids fair to do for a^number of the escaped victims what the^flood could not. Death has pursued tbem^to their highest places and terror will not^die. Every little house on the hill, and^there are a hundred or two of them, had^thrown its doors open to receive the^bruised and half-clad fugitives on the dark^day of the deluge, and every one now was^a crude hospital. Half the women who^had scaled the height were so over^^come with fright that they have been^bed ridden ever since. There has been^pneumonia on the hill, but only a few is^^olated cases. To-day, however, several^fresh cases developed smong the flood fu^^gitives and a local physician said the pros^^pects for a scourge are all too promising.^The enfeebled condition of the patients,^the unhealthy atmosphere prevading tbe^valley and the necessarily close quarters in^which the people are crowded render the^spread of the disease almost certain.
Todaya ray of light came in the nature^of a carload of provisions and another^from Columbus, ()., containing clean mat^^tresses and bedding, all specified for the^Prospect Hill sufferers. On tbis eminence^sUnds the Cambria City hospital. In this^rambling cottage, it resembles one on the^exterior, a great work is being done^through the comb.n-d agencies of medical^science and brotherly love. The wards^are full of bruised and suffering ones,^dragged from the teeth of the flood.
Thisevening the charred body of a^young woman was uncovered a short dis^^tance above the stone bridge. On ber fin^^ger was found a slender gold ring on^which were engraved tbe initials K. J. B.^She wore a striped woolen dress and black^underskirt. Several yellow flags were^noticed sticking up from the black wreck^^age above the stone bridge. This was the^new plan adopted hp the sanitary corps to^indicate at what point bodies had been lo^^cated. As it grows dark the flags are still^up and another day will dawn upon the^imprisoned remains. People who had lost^friends and supposed they hsd drifted into^tbis fatal place peered down into the^charred mass in a vain endeaver to^n ze beloved features.
BCTTK,June 4.^[Special to the Inde^pendent]-Great sympathy has been^aroused here by the Johnstown disaster,^and to-night a mass meeting was held at^the Pavillion rink. A number of speeches^were made. In which the necessity for ex^^tending immediate aid te the sufferers from^the flood was set forth. Universal inter^^est is taken in the matter and a number of^sommittees were appointed, who will can^^vass the entire citv for cash contributions^to-morrow, which will be forwarded by^telegraph to the sufferers. A number of^relatives of Butte people are supposed to^have been lost in the flood. The Pacific^Express company gave notice that they^would forward all packages intended for^the relief of sufferers to Johnstown free of^charge.
Knightsof Pythias funds will therefore^please be sent to Crouse at Johnstown.
Siximprovised morgues are in Johns^^town aud in these bodies are^held until decomposition renders It^unsafe to keep them longer. These tempo^^rary places for the dead are in churches^and school bouses, 'he largest one being^the fourth ward school house, where^planks have been laid over the lops of the^desks and on them the remains are placed.^A corpse is dug from a bank covered^with mud. it is takeu to the ante room of^the school where it is placed under a hy^^drant and tbe mud an i slime washed off.^S)he clothes are ripped off and an attend^^ant searches the pockets for valuables or^papers that would lead to identification,^tour men lift tbe corpse on the rude table^and there it is IhorougJly washed and the^mbalmiiig fluid injected into the arm.^Then with other grim bodies the corpse^lies in a large room till it is identified or^becomes offensive. In the latter case it is^hurried to the large grave that will hereaf^^ter have a monument bearing the legend.^The Unknown Dead.^ The number ot^the iatter is growing hourly, because pesti^^lence stalks in Johnstown and the bloated^and disfigured masses of flesh cannot be^' eld much longer. The bodies of stalwart^workmen lay beside tbe remains of dainty^ladies, many of whom are still decked with^costly ear rings and with jewels on toe^fingers. The rich and poor throng these^quarters and gaze with awe-struck faces at^the masses of mutilations in the hose of^recognizing a missing one, so as to accord^the body decent burial. A wealthy young^Pbiladelphian named Ogle, recently be^^came engaged to a Johnstown young lady.^Miss Carrie Diehl. Tbey were to be wed^ded the middle of June, and both parties^were preparing for the ceremony. The^lover heard of the terrible flood, but know^ing the residence of his dear one was up^in the hills, felt little fear for^safety. To make sure, however, he^started for Johnstown, arriving to-day.^Near the Fourth street morgue be met Mr.^Diehl. ^Thank God, you are safe,^ he ex^^claimed, and then added, ^Is Carrie^well I
Shewas visiting in the valley when the^flood came,^ was the mournful reply, then^beckoned the young man to enter the^chamber of death. A moment later Ogle^was kneeling beside a rough bier and was^kissing a cold, white face. From the life^^less finger he slipped a thin gold ring and^in its place put on his own. Then he stole^quietly out He was one ot tbe thousands^made to mourn by tbe bursting ot the^South Fork dam.
Mamma,mamma,^ cried a child. She^had recognized a body that no one else^could in a moment Tbe corpse was tick^^eted, booked and delivered to the laborers,^who bore it away to join tbe long funeral^procession.
Amother recognized her baby boy.^^Keep it a few minutes,^ she asked the^undertaker In charge. In a few moments^she returned, carrying In her arms a little^white casket Then she hired two men to^bear it to the country. No hearses are^seen in Johnstown. The relstives recog^^nize tbeir dead, secure coffins and get them^earned away the best tbey can to the^morgues, then to the graveyards. A^pray er, some tears and a few mure of the^dead thousands are buried in mother earth.
Afrequent visitor at these terrible places^is David John Lewis. All over Johns^^town he rides a powerful grey horse and^to each one he meets whom he knows be^exclaims, ^have you seen my sisters'.^'^Hardly waiting for a reply he gallops^away, either to seek ingress to the morgue^or to ride along the river brink. One week^ago Lewis was worth $00,000, invested in a^large commission business. To day he^owns tbe horse he rides, the clothes on his^back and that is all. In the fierce wave^were buried five of his near relatives, bis^sisters Anna, Lizzie and Maggie. Tbe^latter was married and her little boy and^babe were also drowned.
Theflood and fire claimed among its vic^^tims not only the living, but the desd.^Today a handsome coffin was found half^burned in some charred wreckage^down near tbe point Inside was found^the body of a man shrouded for burial, but^so scorched about the bead and face as to^be unrecognizable. The supposition is the^house in which the dead man had lain had^been crushed and the debris partially con^^sumed by fire.
J.H. Klein claims the distinction of be^^ing the only New Yorker in Johnstown^who escaped the flood and the honor of^having rescued or assisted to rescue sixty^persons. His base of operations was the^Merchants hotel and bis plan was to lift^people from the windows of bouses that^went floating by. Among those whom he^saved were Rev. Mr. Phillips, who, as be^glided by. was trying to hold his wife and^two children above the water by means of^a table on which he placed them and raised^tbe load to bis bead. Tbe house swung^against the hotel and stayed just long^enoniiU for the rescue to be complete.^Klein has been working hard to alleviate^tbe sufferings of the victims.
AnAllegation Involving Alex. Sullivan^in a Payment of Money to King^and Fairburn.
Captainhrhaark Suspended From Duty on^the Charge of Nogleet of Daty la the
Chicaoo,June 4, The many contradic^^tory ^confessions^ of the imprisoned borse-^thiel. Woodruff, alias Black, regarding the^Cronin mystery were capped this afternoon^by a new narrative from b'm regarding the^affair. During the inquest Police Captain^Schaack, who was on tbe witness stand,^h d testified as to the Investigations which^followed the arrest of Woodi uff for borse^stealing, and retold the whole of Wood-^ru IPs varied stories about men whom he^claimed wt re named King and Fairburu,^and the carying off of a woman's body in a^trunk. When the captain was asked if he^had had any recent conversation with^Woodruff, he said Woodruff sent for him^the day the grand jury was in session on^this case and we went together Into a pri-^room at the jail. Woodruff * nt on to say^that there were a good many things^he had not told about tbe^case. He continued by saying^he was in a saloon one afternoon with^King and Fairburn when a strange man^entered and took King aside. Woodruff^said the man had a big roll of money, and^that he gave some to King and more to^Fairburn. Tbey went out together and tbe^strange man left tbem at the door. After^he had gone Woodruff said he asked King^ho it was and King said, ^That Is the^lswyer, Alex. Sullivan.
CaptSchaack, in reply to a juror's^question, said that the next day after^Woodruff had beeu indicted for horse steal^^ing he sent word be would not talk any^more.
TheGaily News says tbis evening:^Woodruff this morning declared, ^1 ain t^Koing to get the worst of it although there^are people trying to give it to me. I ain't^an Irisn Catholic, and 1 suppose the Irish^will try to give me the worst of it But^they had better look out If I find they are^trying to do that 1 will make some of them^think hades is not more than live minutes^distant
CaptSchaack was suspended from duty^to-night by Chief Hubbard for an alleged^dereliction of duty in the Cronin case. The^action was taken after Shaack's examina^^tion before the coronet's jury, and was an^^nounced to be based upon Sctisack's neg^^lect to summon persons otht r than Mrs.^Conkiln to identity the tio^ ui white horse^rig, and for not inquiring into the where^^abouts of Detectives Coughlin and Whalen^the night of May 4. Chief Hubbard to^^night in an interview after the suspension^charged that Schaack's course in a certain^matter was due to tbe fact that in tbe ef^^forts which had been made by Schaack's^enemies to oust him from office, Schaack^had found a powertul friend in Alexander^Sullivan, and in one case at least Sullivan^had saved for Schaack Lis rank and star as^captain.
JackAgaia at Work.
London,June t. ^ A parcel containing^tbe lower portion of a woman's body eat in^half, was found In tbe Thames at Nars-^ley Oown this morning. Another parce in^which was tbe woman' thighs, was picked^up at Battersea. Both were wrapped In^pieces of s woman's drawers on which the^name ^Oasper^ was written. The trunk^and thighs evidently belonged to the same^body, which was of a well developed per^^son. Tbe remains had probably been in^the water ten days. It la feared that ^Jack^tbe Hipper^ has again been at work.
MiningKzrltement Near Rosomaa.
Bozemaji,June 4.^fSpedaj to tbe Inde^^pendent]^Considerable excitement has^been created here by the discovery of large^bodies of galena ore at Flathead, twenty^miles from Bozeman. A large party left^to-day for the new field and a larger party^leaves to-morrow. The rock has been^assayed at Helena and is pronounced first-^class by old miners.
Baltimore,June 4.^General Passer,,^ger Agent Charles O. Scull, of the Balti^^more A Ohio road, lost nine relatives in the^Johnstown Hood. There were Mrs. Mary^Hurst and five children, and Mrs. H~ M.^^^if' Hi* 1,01,1,5 te'egraph operator, who^died at her post, and her two children.
tlvlaicaton'sPostmaster Aaslous to bo Rid^of His Oflioe.
Livuiostoii,June 4.^|Special to the^Independent]^It was rumored yesterday^that Postmaster Carl T. Peterson, of Liv^^ingston, bad decided to resign bis ]^Mr. Peterson to-day confirmed the^and says that he accepted the^here under a misapprehension;^time must be devoted to the work^bsd supposed and his business Is seriously^suffering in consequence. There are seve^^ral candidates for tbe office In tbe field^already, and numerous others talked of.^A. M. Parks, who has for years been con^^nected with the service, was the favorite^next to Peterson in the recent contest, and^the general impression seems to be that he^is the coming postmaster. It is under^^stood that Mr. Peterson will call a meeting^of the business men to-morrow night and^ask that they recommend a successor.
urderousRurglsr in Kansas Hung to a^Telegraph I'ole.^I ^i kk a. May 4.^Early this morning^Hon. A. T. Rogers, of tbe firm of Rogers^A Stranahan, merchant tailors, was fatal^^ly shot by a burglar, and Mrs, Rogers is^shot so that her recovery is doubtf uL Tbe^burglar escaped badly wounded, but later^In tbe day was captured. When it was^known be was in custody the people^surrounded the jail to guard against any^attempt to remove him elsewhere. Dur^^ing the evening the crowd increased and at^p. m. the jail was stormed. Tbe officers^made a desperate resistance and it was 11^o'clock when the unfortunate wretch was^dragged out and hung to the nearest tele^^graph pole.
Lincoln,Kan., June 4.^Pat Cleary, a^murderer, broke jail last night He was
Pursuedand shot by citizens of this and^Hsworth county, who then took him to^the rail way bridge and hanged him.
startlingStory of Lfss af tif. OB Lmie^Michigan.
Chicago,Jane 4.^The Daily News^special from Milwaukee says a startling^story comes from Racine by wire. Robert^York, second mate of the schooner Thomas^Houston, arrived in that city to-day and^related a thrilling tale of the sinking of^that vessel Friday night, about six miles^off Milwaukee. Tbe Houston cleared from^Ashland for south Chicago with ore, and^Friday night when six miies above Mil^^waukee she broke in two, and York and a^sailor named Bouts saved themselves by^locking their arms over the mainsail spar.^After being in the water thirty-two hours^they came ashore eight miles above Mll-^w*^ke*- The captain, hi* wife and two^children, and thirteen of the citw all per^^ished. York was severely cross-examined^but he stubbornly sdheres to bis story.
TheCommissioners Explain the Bill to the^Ulreetors and Then Adjourn.
RoskbudAokncv, Dak., Jane A^The^commissioners' first council with the Sioux^held yesterday afternoon. AH the^prominent Indians at this agency were^present as well as delegations from all the^other Sioux agencies. Gov. Foster, chair^^man ot the commission, explained at length^the provisions and scope of tbe bill. He^said that while the government did not^propose to take their land except with^their full consent and would pay liberally^for it the commission honed to be able to^convince them u was for the interest of the^Indians to sell. At the request of the Indi^^ans the whole act was read. Tbe council^then adjourned to give the Indians an oo-^eechUother,^ U'^CUM lU Provisions with^The proceedings of the council held to-^dsy were uaev.-ntiuJ. Major Warner, of^^5PniIS'**1.on'. compliance with the re-^qneat of Swift Bear, went over the proyia-
nV^,ih\^l nI^Pinning the
benefitswhich wwuid result from the ar^^c*Pi*mrr ^J iu ff* The Indians were^evidently favorably impressed and asked^time for constueration. They said the^m*JVLr wa^of *reat importance to them^and they did not want to be hurried. The^council then adjourned until June^, when^It is expected the Indians will be prepared^^-^J^cu** the question and give their de-
fewLand Officers at Hose man.
Washington,June 4.^Tbe president^made the following appointments to-day:^Receivers of public moneys^John T. Car^^lin. of Montana, at Bozeman, Mont; James^J. Dolan, of New Mexico, at Las Crudes,^Registers of land offices^Frank E. Bald^^win, of Colorado, at Pueblo; Eddy F. Fer^^ris, of Montana, at Bozeman, Mont