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-fiecrrtarr Mohler's Fniortable K?port For
ToPEicIvan.f June'7. Secretary Moh-'
:ler. or the State Board ot Agriculture bat
issued the official crop report .for Hay,'
imaking the ,most :retuarkable sliowingt
perhaps, for the sca&oa iu tbe history of
JKeports non-tin from -about '500 .correi
pondents,.repretentinKll02 cut of the 106
counties in 'the Stale, indicate. an unusu
lally good condition of croos generally'
'throughout the State. -Tbe weather con
iditious have been pre-eminently favor
able to the development of the
wheat, as well as to. the growth of rye,
oats and barley, iwbilo the growth of corn
has been retarded somewhat by excessive
rains andcoolweather. .The agricultural
conditions generally throughout the State
are excellent at this date, and the pros
pects, for abundantiharvests in -all -crops
could not be more encouraging.
".Winter Wheat The area as estimated
by the correspondents of this board in the
March report was. 1,333,979 acres from the
abstracts of assessors' returns already Jo,
and special reports of county-clerks, kind
ly furnished at our request, we find this
estimated too low by about ;17B,000 acres.
A few counties are yet to be heard .from.
.Enough, however, is known 'to warrant us
in placing the total area for the State in
round numbers at J,500,000 acres. Tbe
probable product per sore for tbe State is
placed by our correspondents at 22.62
bushels, a fraction higher than the aver
age product dn 1882, which was the high
est in the history of the State. This aver
age per acre gives a total what product
for the State this year of 33.780,000 bush
els, or an excess of J7,644,S80 bushelsabove
that of last year.
Spring Wheat The area as estimated
by our correspondents in a previous re
port is 54,020 acres, and from the abstracts
of county clerks now in we are warranted
in saying that the actual acreage re
turned:by the township assessors will not
be less than that amount. Tbe plant is
generally in -excellent condition and
promises a full crop.
Corn The acreage as -estimated by our
correspondents is 4 per cant greater than
that of last year, making a, total area of
7,260,638 acres. The -stand is good, only a
fraction over 1 per cent, is reported as
.having failed to grow. The wet and cold
weather has tetarded the growth of the
plant, however, as the important matter
at this date is to secure a good stand. The
prospect for the crop, except where ex
cessive rains .have interfered with its
cultivation or rendered replanting neces
sary, is entirely satisfactory through
every section of the State. It seems to be
entirely freefiom insect depredations.
Oats Oats in a few of the eastern coun
ties are reported damaged to come extent
by chinch bugs, but generally throughout
the State they are in excellent condition
and in niau3-plaoespromieextraordinary
Bye Rye is reported a good crop. The
average product per acre is estimated at
twenty bushels for the State.
Summary Corn, compared with full
tand, 9S per cent. Spring wheat, com
pared wiih a fall stand and unimproved
vitality, $3 per cent. Oats, compared
with full stand and .unimpaired vitality,
S3 per -cent. Barley, compared with a
full stand and unimpaired vital
ity, $$ per ent. Potatoes, com
pared with a full average, 103 per cent.
Tame grasses, compared with full aver
age, 105 per cent. Apples, compared with
full average, 73 per cent. Cherries, com
pared with lull average, 102 per cent
Peaches, compared with full average. 32
Kainlall and Chinch Bite. With the
exception of tbe extreme 0.1th west por
tion of the State our coriespondents re
port rains abundant in some sections ex
cessive for the month of May; and the
weather being cool, the conditions were
not only highly fnvorable to a vigorous
growth of cereals, but in a.i t-minent
degrte favorable to the desti action of
chinch tug, which in the early spring,
probably b cause of the mild winter, were
exceedingly numerous. Without this
providential interference the damage must
have been immense. As it was, in some
localities wheat and oats were seriouIy
hurt The crisis, however, seems to be
passed. The old bugs, which have done
the damage, after depositing their eggs
eeem to have filled their mission and died,
and the ycung broods are reported either
lead or in a dying condition. Enough,
however, are likely to survive to be the
ource of much anxiety and loss before
the corn ciop is made.
Uinl Tank Kxplonton.
HcTcniNSOX. Kan., June 7 Shortly
after ten o'clock yesterday morning while
General Moiager Woods of the X. E.
Fairbank & Co. lard refiiery, and George
D. Lewis superintendent of the same
company's refinery at St Louis, were
testing the heat of a lard tank an explo
sion occurred which seriously injured the
two men and a steamiitter named
John Gavin. They were staudingdirecth
over the vat when it exploded, and were
thrown to the ceiling above and covered
with the boiling-hot lard. Lewis, in ad
dition to being badly scalded, had hi
ankle bone fractured and received two
dangerous wound about the bead. Phy
sicians, however, think there are chances
of his recovery. The injuries of the
others, while seiious and exceedingly
painful, are not considered fatal. Ihe ac
cident is supposed to have been due to an
over pressure of steam.
Fatal Ilnrn ltuniltijr.
WiNcnESTKR, Kau., June 7. The six-year-old
son of Mr. Krssenger. a farmer
who lives a few miles south of town, while
playing in his father's stable Wednesday
evening sot fire to it and wns burned to
death before help arrived. Nothing but a
few charred bones were recoveied. All
the contents of the stable were consumed
by tbe flames, including a stallion belong
ing to Mr. Kessi'iger.
Mutt Pay tbe Honda.
Leavenworth, Kan., June 7. A ver
dict was rendered yesterday in the United
States Court against the Board of Educa
tion of Atchison for $31,699 40 on bonds to
tbe amount of $26,000 held by Francis M.
Dekav. cf Orange County, 2f. Y , issued
in lb09. by the board of which John A.
Martin was presiJen.
Caul Kate in Kansas.
Topeka, Kan., June 7. The Hiilroect
Commissioners have met representatives
of the lailro.ids doing business in Kan-n
todi-cuss tLe soft coal sche.iu e of rates
promulgated last March. Thi-t was the
final hearing, a number of adjournment
havirjg been taken. Alter coasiden.b'e
talk tbe lailroad men requested thai
further discussion of the matter with th
boaidbe postponed until Juy in order
that the representatives of the different
roads might be able to reach an agri-truant
among themselves, Ihe board respect
fully declined this proposition and noti
fied those preesnt that if the arguments
bad ceased the board would take the rate
question under advisement
Jv'ew York. June 7. The United States
cruiser Atlanta has been ordered out of
dry dock, and the cruiser Boston in. What
this sudden activity means nobody ap
pears to know. Some naval offi
cers suspect that tbe condition
of affairs in Hayti means work
for the cruisers. It is said that
the authorities at Washington fear rioting
as a result of Legitime' downfall and be
lieve that American interests will be
greatly jeopardized. The Ossipee is th9
only American -vessel in Haytiva waters
and should riot run rife nothing short of a
powerful force could save the lives of the
A TOPEKA TRAGEDY.
Desperate Struggle With Burglar Thm
.Desperado Kills Mr. Hodger. a Promt"
laent Business Man, and Fatally- Wounds
His Wife The Miserable Wretch Sam
Topeka, Kan., June 6. At four o'clock
festerday morning the Hon. A. T. Rod
ders, of Rodgei & Stranahan, merchant
sailors, was fatally shot by a burglar, and
tits wife was snot and so badly hurt that
her recovery is doubtful.
'.Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers were awakened
by tbe sudden entrance into the. room of a
nan from tbe outside. Springing from
bedL'Mr. Rodgers found himself confront
ed by a stoutly-built and desperate-looking
man armed with a revolver. He knew
at a glance tha character ofithe intruder
and started to grapple with him, followed
by Mrs. .Rodgers. Tha burglar fired as
they closed in on him, the ball .takiug ef
fect in. Mr. Rodgers' groin.
A. fierce struggle ensued, tin which all
three took part. Several shots were fired
by the desperado as his wrist was held
tightly by Mr. Rodgers. One of these took
effect in Rogers' left arm' and another in
thcentr of tbe abdomen. A third bul
let entered the burglar's left hand.
Rodgers got the revolver away from
the buiglnr -and struck him
over the beadwithiit The prisoner-begged
piteously to be allowed to go and was at
last permitted to escape, his captors being
to weak to continue the struggle longer.
'He jumped to the,porcb, slid down one of
the pillars, leaving blood stains on the
wood, and ran for.life, leaving aitrail of
Mr. Rodgers died in a few hours and his
wifecaa not live. They have lived in To
peka.for nineteen-.years and are promi
Within an'hour 2,000 people were scour
ing the country for the robber. -At six
o'clock a young man. about nineteen 3'ears
of age.ihaving a wound in his hand -and
answering the description, was arrested
and 'taken to the prison. Immediately
5 OlO ipeople congregated about the
prison, and but for the fact that there was
some tincei taint- al out the identity of
the prisoner the officer could nothave held
him. There is little doubt, however, that
he is the rfcht man.
The man gave his nam as JwtttOliphant,
and said he had just been put-out a freight
train-bv the tiam hands. On the left side
of his forehead were two fresh cuts as if
made with a Hunt instrument. He wore
his hat so that the ounds wero not iible
until it was removed. His right hand
showed evi Ienco of having been lately
bitten, and there were the imprints of
teeth on two of his fingers. In his pockets
wero found two watches, a number cf
rings and a breastpin which has been
identified as the one. taken froni-F. Cook's
bouse at the corner cf Fifth and Buchanan
streets Monday night. The Cook house is
near the Itud?ers homestead.
The prisoner said the wounds he lore
were inflicted by aibiakeman who helped
to put him off the train. The brnkemun
has been telecia hed at Kausas -City le
garding tbe matter. Tbe man Jirst said
ho lived in Colorado, but told others that
Indiana was his home. Ho was taken to
the county -Jul and MaryKlinfcermau, the
servant at the Ilodgers house, was sent for.
In the meantime news of tbe tragedy
had sprral through the city and an im
mense crowd gathered in front of the jail.
Whon the Swedish girl drove up in com
pany with theberiff the excitement be
came intense. The girl was conducted
into the jail and the man Oliphaut was
brought before her. "That's the man,"
she said emphatically and without the
slightest sign of doubt
Topeka, Kan., June-fi During theafter
noon the crowd in front of the jail in
creased, but no demonstrations were made.
The hoodlum element was entirely absent.
Lawyers, merchants, bankers and other
business men gathered in knots and dis
cussed tbe situation and the unanimous
opinion was that the wretch ought to
hang. The idea that he might be inno
cent was scouted from the moment the
servant girl identified Oliphant as tbe
Seven o'clock found 2,XK) men in front
of the jail. An hour later this number
had doubled. Soon after eight o'clock a
large part of the crowd marched to Metro
politan hall, where speeches in favor of
lynching the murderer were loudly ap
plauded. Sledge hammers were brought and after
some energetic pounding the jail was
forced open and the prisoner was in the
hands of the mob.
Through the streets Oliphant was
dragged, the rope not yet encircling his
neck. The First National Bank occupies
a commanding position on Kansas and
Sixth avenues, and to the entrance to this
building the condemned man was led. All
along the route the shouting continued,
and by the time the prisoner reached the
bank steps there must have been 8,000
people facing him. It was tbo
most thrilling spectacle ever wit
nessed in tJo West A hash settled
over all as the prisoner straight
ened up and faced his accusers. aHe
wants to pray," shouted a man. Oliphant
did not pray, but to a reporter who stood
at his side he said: "I am guilty. I shot
Mr. Rodgers and his wife, but I did it in
self defense. My name is Nat C. Oliphant
I came here from Newton. I had two ac
complices last night who were from Kan
sas City. I am willing to die, but I wish
they would hang me from the State House
so that my neck would be broken."
This was all the condemned man bad to
say and tbe mob recommenced clamoring
for his blood.
In a twinkling the morderer was jerked
to tte ground. The ever ready rope was
pieced about his neck and the crowd
surged toward an electric light pole
standing near. Two men climbed to the
cross trees with the bight of the rope. It
was adjusted a moment later and before
they could descend tbe body of Oliphant
shot upward and met them. They
scrambled to the ground and as they
cleared the pole a pistol shot was heard.
Oliphant's arms swayed slightly and
his legs drew up several times. Then he
was quiet and tbe light shining in his
face showed that he was dead. The mo
ment that his form was seen against the
pole the crowd gave a cheer and then sub
sided into silence, aud not until the body
had hung fifteen minutes did the uproar
break out again.
Three Hundred More Found.
Pittsburgh. Pa., June 6. Three hun
dred more bodies were found yesterday
afternoon opposite Nineveh. This makes
seven hundred bodies found at that point
For a couple of hours bodies were taken
from tbe debris above the railroad bridge
at the rate of about one every five min
utes. An extra supply of coffins has been
m a a.
Tlio Missing Jtoat
Racixe, Wis., June 5 It transpires
that tbe skiff that was missed from Chica
go a bent the time of tbe disappearance of
the murdered Dr. Cronin was picked up
by the tug West and towed into Raciue
three days after the occurrence. It con
tained two paddles and a man's kid gloves.
Starkejr Willing ta Go.
Torosto, Oat, June 5. Iu answer to
the dispatches containing a proposal to
extradite him, W. J. Starkey states that
he is quite willing to go to Chicago and
tell all he knows of the Cronin matter,
which, he says, is nothing. The Chicago
authorities, be declares, are well aware
that his evidence will not help them.
The Schuylkill Idling.
Philadelphia, June 5. The waters ot
the Schuylkill river are rising very fast
and are now four feet above high water
mark. Some anxiety is felt A boy was
washed over tbe dam and drowned, and
two boys were drowned by the overturn
ing of their boat in the rush of the water
Aa-Old Settler" 'View or the Cause -of 'Mm
.Joh.nstowx, Pa, .June 7. Thomas
Jacobs, of Horrellville, i one. of tie oldest
inhabitants of the Conemaughtralley. He
said that tbe water of the river was muoh
higher in 1837 than on last .Friday, even
after the dam had broken.
"The whole trouble about this deplor
able affair," he continued, "results
from the narrowing of .the channel
of the river and the -deflection
Ot Its natural course. 1 remember
well," he continued, "when the channel
ran down below the mil 1 where the bridge
now stands. The channel has been nar
rowed along the entire course through the
town by the dumping of refuse along tbe
banks duritg low water. TheConemaugh
has always been a shallow stream. After
heavy rainfalls it rises rapidly, as all
mountain streams do. Its -watershed -is
large and tbe hillsides so constituted that
the water runs down rapidly, causing
iquick rises and turbulent currents.
Primarily, I hold that the Cambria
-Iron Company is responsible for narrow
ing the channel; secondly, the South Fork
'Club, for not having made the dam secure
beyond all possibility of a break, and es
pecially when they caused the the dam to
be enlarged by raising the breast, and
thirdly, the Pennsylvania railroad for
having constructed the viaduct with such
low arches and with ribs calculated to
catch pieces of driftwood, if they happento
strike diagonally on the piers. Tbe dam
made by the gorge at the bridge Js what
-engulfed .the town."
THE WILLIAMSPORT RUIN.
.A-Scene of Destruction Along the Track of
the Philadelphia & Beading;.
Williambport, Pa. June 7. AdvlceB
coming in show that the loss of property
has been very heavy at all placss near here.
.Morris, 'Tioga County, is a total wreck.
Many mills, dwellings and other property
were swept away. The Pine Creek rail
road has suffered greatly. The track was
torn-away and a large part of tbe bank
was washed out all along up to Black--well's
and beyond. At Salladasburg much
damage was done. Houses and mills were
flooded and in some instances moved and
greatly injured. The plank road was torn
up, bridges were carried away and other
destruction caused at every point
All along tbe line of the Philadelphia tfc
Reading track through this city des
truction meets the eye. Many cars were
lifted from the tracks and torn to pieces,
the number of houses taken away or top
pled into heaps of rubbish can not yet be
stated, but it is quite large. Along the
entire river front going west from Pius
street debris is piled eveu into the heart
of tbe city.
Word has been received from the Cres
cent nail works on the Northern Central
railway, that the place has been nearly
all washed away. The population took
refuge on tbe side of a hill and are left
The Dead and Miasms; Trom the East.
Pittsburgh, Pa, June 7. The official
railroad reports of the dead and missing
from the east-bound trains that left Pitts
burgh last Fiiday now give the number at
fifteen passengers and the colored porter
of the Pullman car New Orleans. There
were no losses from the first two trains.
The correct list of tbe dead is as follows:
Mrs. Tnllott, nee Long, of ClevelantLwlth
two or three children; Cyrus Schick, of
Reading, and his sister-in-law; Mn. Stin--oii,
who is a sister of Judge Stinson Mrs.
Schick saved her life by going back into the
car to secure a waterpioof; John Ross, of
Jersey City; Mrs. J. B. Ranney, of Kala
mazoo, Mich.; Miss Jennie Paulson and
Miss Bryant, of Pittsburgh; Mr. Misall,
manager of tbo Mansfield, O., base-ball
club; Miss Annie Cbrisman, of Beaure
gard, Miss.; P. H. Phillips (colored), por
ter of the Pullman enr New Orleans; Mr.
Svvineford and daughter, Mrs. Smith and
child, of Dayton. O , whose bodies have
been forwarded; Miss Hurnish of Diyton,
O. ; Andrew Ewing, of Ligonier; Mrs.
Mary Swing, of Bellefont
The Drownings Around Lockhaven.
Lockhaven, Pa., Juna 7. O ily one
persi n is known to have been drowned in
Lockhaven. but in the country the list ot
dead numbers twenty-eight The names
of the persons drowned with their forimr
post-otlice addresses are as follows: Lock
haven, James Guilford; Wayno town
ship, William Confer, wife and three
children and two children ot Jacob Kosh
ner; Clintondale, Robert Armstrong and
sister; Mockville, John Harter; Andrew K.
Hein, wife and two girls: Sal on a, Alex
ander Whiting and wife, William E Mer
heiser and the widow of Henry Snydar;
Cedar Springs, the wife of Luther Sevier
and three children, Seyler being rescued
from a tree and his wife's dead body
lodged on a drift pile within two rods of
where he was clinging, the wife of Charles
Cole and two children, and tbe wife of
Clem Earner and two children. The dam
age in the county, including Lockhaven,
will xeach millions of dollars.
The Nineveh victims.
Johnstowx. Pa, June 1". At Nineveh
yesterday 746 bodies were consigned to
the earth from the morgues about the
town. Father Dorin conducted religion
services at tbe St Columbia Catholic
Churr-h at Cambria City. This army ot
the dead was placed in trenches. Less
than 100 had been recognised by friends.
None of them were claimed for private
burial, however, as in a majority of in
stances the survivors were too poor to
stand the expense. These bodies were
gathered from up and down the river b
low Johnstown, and tho commissioners of
Westmoreland County furnished tbe plat
where they sleep.
Estimating the Fatalities.
Johnstowjt, Pa., June 7. Tho worst
calculation of the disaster's horror shows
that at least 2,500 bodies have been found;
3,000 at the lowest calculation are in the
burned debris in the river; 3,000 are in
unsearcbed banks around the Cambria
works, down aloitg tbe river and in the
lower part of Johnstown; from 1,000 to
2,000 are scattered in the valley from
Woodvale to the bridge and a thousand or
two between Johnstown and Bolivar.
JonssTOWjf, Pa., June 7. In a gap above
Johnstown the water has picked up a four
track railroad covered with trains, freight
and passenger, and with machine shops, a
round house and other heavy buildings
with heavy contents and has torn the
track to pieces twisted, turned and
crossed it as fire never could. It has
tossed huge freight locomotives and cars
like packing boxes torn them to pieces
and scattered them over miles of territory.
It has in one place put a stream of water
a city block wide between tbe railroad
and tbe bluff and in another place it has
changed the course of the river as far in
tbe other direction and left a hundred
yards inland tbe tracks that formerly
skirted the banks.
Infamous Birds of Prey.
Johxstowx, Pa., June 7. Early yester
day morning Chairman Hines of the relief
committee was informed by several Penn
sylvania railroad conductors that two or
three women of questionable character had
arrived in town. The railroad men watched
them the entire route, and said that from
their language they were procuresses nho
hoped to prey on unfortunate young
women. Hines reported the matter to tho
police officials, who intend to warn all
suspicious characters to leave the town at
once. Hines said: ''You can say that
should I find the women and be sure they
were here for such a purpose I would
throw them into tbe river."
' AMID THE RUINS.
Bacflr Searching; For Victims In the Johns
town Death Heap Carlnc For the Uvlag
and Ilnrymg the Dead.
-Johnstowx, 'Pa. Jane o. Tot thirty
six hours the fire engines played upon the
-smoking ruins above the bridge, but Ike
flames break out afresh at frequent inter
vals. Nearly 2.000 men are employed in
different parts of the valley clearing up
tbe ruins and searching for tbe dead. It
Is estimated that up to Monday night 2,900
-bodies bad been recovered altogether.
It becomes hourly more and more appar
ent that not a sngle vestige will ever be
irecognized ot hundreds that were roasted
in th? flames above tbe biidge. Since tbe
last sentence was penned, searchers un-
ic sonxiniEolur, '
MAP of the flooded DISTRICT,
sarthed a charred and unsightly mass
from the smoldering debris within
thirty yards of the Associated
Press headquarters. Unused to such
frightful discoveries the leader of the
gang pronounced the remains to be a
blackened log and it required the authori
tative verdict of a physician to demon
strate that the ghastly discovery was the
chnrred remains of a human being. Only
the trunk remained and it was roasted be
yond all semblance to flesh. Five min
utes' search revealed trnpments of a skull
that at once disintegrated ot its own
weight, when exposed to the air, no single
piece being larger than a hulf dollar and
tbe whole resembling the remains of shat
tered iharccal. Within the last hour a
half dozan discoveries no less horrifying
have been made. It is thought that hun
dreds must be fairly burnt to ashes.
Moxbam, tbe iron manufacturer, li
mayor pro tern, of Johnstown to-day.
Although for days without sleep, he still
sticks nobly to bis task. Hundreds of
others are like him. Men fall to tbe earth
from sheer fatigue. Ihere are ninny whe
have not closed an eye in slei p since they
awoke on Friday morning. They are a
hollow-eyed, pitiful-looking lot.
Some unfortunates endeavored to obtain
flour from the wrecked stores in Johns
town. One dealer was charging 15 a sack
for flour and was getting it AVhen the
crowd h"iird of the occurrence several
men went to the store and doled the flour
gratuitously to ths homeless and stricken.
Another dealer was selling flour at $1.50
a sack. Otherwise he would not allow
any one to go near it, guarding his stors
with a shotgun.
Bodies were recovered in Johnstown
yesterday that bad been robbed by the
ghouls. The Hungarians attacked a sup
ply wagon between Morrellville and Cam
bria City. The drivers of the wagons
repulsed them, but they again returned.
A second fight ensued, but after a lively
scramble the Hungarians were ngaiu
driven any. After that drivers and
guards of supply wagons were permitted
to go aimed.
Registers are being opened in Johns
town nnd nil survivors are requested to
register their names iu order to give in
formation of their safety to inquiring
friends. Post-offices were opeued in
Keamville nnd the Fourth ward of Johns
town. The first mail got In nt 9:3) yester
day morning anil was enormous.
The suggestion made by the physicians
several days ago that the bodies in the de
bris above tbe bridge be allowed to be
cremated, in the interest of public health,
and which aroused such a storm of iudig
nation among tbe surviving populace, is
viewed with more calmness to-day and
there is a growing sentiment that it is
after all the best solution of the problem.
Weeks, months will be required to re
move the stupendous mass by artificial
means and meantime tho rotting, putre
fying remains of poor humanity buried
therein would be dealing pollution and
death to all tho surrounding country.
Thomas Williams, who lost his wife and
family, 1 ecovered his wife's remains and
took them up tbe mountain where he dug
a grave and buried them himself.
Mrs. Fredericks, an aged woman, wai
rescued alive from tbe attic in her house.
The house had floated from Vine street to
the foot of the mountains Mrs. Freder
icks' experience was terrible. She caw
hundreds of men, women and children
floating down tho torrent, some praying.
Others had become raving maniacs.
In addition to a large quuntity of cooked
food, as well as flour and other provisions
the relief committee brought out 100 com
plete outfits of clothing for women and a
similar number for girls, and a miscellane
ous lot for men aud boys.
What is needed here more than any
thing else is grave-diggers. Yesterday
hundreds of bodies were lying around and
there was 110 one to dig graves.
Yesterday morning at least fifty
funeral processions passed the Asso
ciated Press headquarters. It was not an
unusual sight to see two or three coffins
going along one after another, followed
by a number of mourners all in the same
family. It was an impossibility to secure
wagons or conveyances of auy kind, con
si queutly all fuueral processions were on
Twenty-five registry offices were opened
yesterday. Up to noon 9,000 out of 34,000
Conservative estimates put the number
of lost at 7.000, and many men ot calm
judgment place tho number at 10,000.
Silenced m Death.
Pittsburgh!, Pa, June 5. "At three
o'clock Friday afternoon," aid Electri
cian Bender, of the Western Union, 'the
girl operator at Johnstown was cheerfully
ticking away that she had to abandon the
office on tbe first floor because the water
was three feet deep there. She said she
was writing from the second story and
the water was gaining steadily. She was
frightened, and said many houses
around wero flooded. This was evidently
before the dam broke, for our man here'
said something encouraging to her, and
she was talking back as only a cheerful
girl operator can, when the receiver's
skilled ear caught a sound on tho wire
made by no human bands. The house had
been swept away in the flood."
Order at Johnstown.
Johxstowx, Pa, Juno 5 The stench
arising from the bodies in tho debris here
is almost unbearable. Those who have
been on duty here since Sunday are al
most exhausted, and appeals have been
sent to Pittsburgh and elsewhere for re
lief. Will Reed, of the Americus club,
has been appointed mayor of the town,
and his first official act was to issue
a notice that all saloons In
the town proper and suburbs should be
closed, and he has enforced the order.
He has also given orders to the armed
guards to sboct any person found stealing
from tbe dead bodies. The rowdy ele
ment is being rapidly cowed and when the
Militia arrives rules will be -store atrlefc
STORY OF AN INDUSTRY.
How Pine Bagging Came to Be Brought
Into General Use.
When tho pine bagging syndicate
gave out its prospectus for the conflict
with the juta trust, pine bagging was
spoken of as the happiest and timeli
est kind of nn invention. But it was
merely an adaptation, the bettering of
an already manufactured article, a
change of its form in response to a
demand of trade. The parents under
which the mills of tho syndicate are to
work are patents for the improvement
of a process in use for several years.
Pine straw has had a commercial
value for ten years or thereabout.
What is spoken of as "straw" is noth
ing more nor less than needles of the
pine tree. It was in the latter part of
1879 that it was first made use of com
mercially. The earliest product was a
long fiber made by a patent process,
and upholsterers used it for carriage
cushions principally. Perhaps there
is a faint survival of this use in the
dainty pine pillowB of to-day. The
straw was profitable to its manufact
urers, as at its market price of six
cents per pound it sold readily in a
But in its course through the mill,
from needle to fiber, the pine straw lost
nearly seventy-five per cent in weight
This very soon resulted in the building
of a factory on tho Neuso river at
Riverdale. N. C, in the henrt of the
pine forests. Tho company how
ever, was interested in the man
ufacture of other articles and
retained Hb Northern factory. But
very soon there came business troubles
at this Northern end. The Clare
Fiber Company failed. The little fac
tory on tho Neuso river was shut
down, and then there wus a complete
stoppage in the manufacture of pine
straw products. During the period of
manufacture at Riverdale it had been
found that another article might bo
produced. It was discovered that tho
oil of tho needle pinoleum, or oil of
pino. sib it was called wtis of use in
the treatment of inflammatory rheuma
tism. Some of it was bottled at the
time of discovery for private use, but
publicly it has never been pushed.
Thrown out of employment by the
shutting down of the Riverdale fac
tory the superintendent, a Mr. Scots,
began a scries of experiments for the
improvement of the process. In these
experiments he interested a capitalist
of Wilmington, N. C, Mr. William
Latimer, now one of tho proprietors
of the Acme Manufacturing Company,
and hence one of tho five members of
the present syndicate. For a long
time tho experiments came to no re
sult, but finally, however, was patent
ed a much improved process. Then
the Acme Company was established in
1883. This was composed of Mr.
William Gilchrist. Mr. G. II. Smith
and Mr. Latimer. Tho fiber was again
produced and put upon the Northern
market The factory was placed at a
little settlement on tho Cape Fear
river, not f.ir from Wilmington, and
known as Cronly.
About eighteen months ago it was
discovered that tho liber might be spun
into threads and the threads might bo
woven into a fabric. By this process
a kind of matting was produced, which,
though of rough surface and loosely
woven, was well recoived in this city.
Tho matting proved of uso when laid
in such places as hotel halls, stair
cases, and the aisles of cars. When,
within the last year, the jute combina
tion raised the price of bagging and
tho cotton planters called out for
for the invention of some equally
available fabric the step was an easy
one from matting to bagging. It was
simply to weave the fabric closer and
thinner. As soon as the possibility of
such an outlet for the product was
seen the making of matting was prac
tically laid aside.
Something like 400,000 yards of bag
ging were produced last year. But
tho real discovery, the invention, was
that tho tangled hair-liko mass of fiber
might be spun into thread nnd then
woven into fabric. And this has been
done for a year and a half.
The old plant is still standing at
Riverdale, but is not in uso at present.
The original Cronly factory was burned
to the ground hist full. A new one
with a capacity of 2,000,000 yards a
year has recently been complete. i.
N. Y. Times.
Do not puree nor weaken the bowels, but
act specially on the liver and bile. A perfect
livcrcorrecter. Carter's Little Liver Pills.
Belfast. Ireland, is the center of real lin
en makinfr. as Dundee, in Scotland, is of
If afflicted with Sore Eyes use Dr. Isaac
Thompson's Etc AVater. Druggists sell it 25c
THE GENERAL MARKETS.
KANSAS CITY, June 10.
CATTLE Shipping steers ... 3 ) 4 10
Uutcher steers 300 ft 4 15
Nativeconrs. 2 00 3 33
HOGS Good to choice heavy. 4 no Q. 4 2-'!
WHEAT No. -i red Ti 0. 74
No. 2soft TG 78
COKN-No. S ft 27
OATS-Xo.2 19 21
RYE No. 5 37 3SS,
FLOUK Patents per ack... 2 2J 2 40
HAY Baled 5 (M 7 00
UUTTEK-Choice creamery 12 1G
CHEESE Full cream 10 10JJ
EGGS-Choice 10 a 104
BACON Hams 10 10VJ
Shoulders 5 GSj
Side 7 8
LARD C',i G-
POTATOES 20 40
CATTLE Shipping steers.... 4 00 4 45
Butchers" steers... 3 7.) 4 30
HOGS-Packin 4 00 4 31
SHEEP Fair 10 choice 3 61 4 GO
FLOUR Choice J11 fe& (7.
WHEAT No. 2 red 60 )',
CORN No. 2 31 314
OATS No. 3 22'i 23
RYE No. 2 40 n, 4UIJ
BUTTER Creamery 14 15
PORK 12 ) 12 23
CATTLE Shipping steers ... 3 73 4 23
HOGS Packins and shipplns. 4 00 145
SHEEP Fair to choice 4 01 3 23
FLOUR Winter wheat 4 .VI 0 3 4")
WHEAT No. 2 red 78,a
CORN No. 8 SI S3',
OATS No. 2 21 2.-
RYE-No. 3 33 S31
BUTTER Creamery 13 17
PORK 11 30 11 S3
CATTLE Common to prime.. 4 00 4 GO
HOGS Good to choice 4 SO 5 25
FLOUR Good to choice 4 40 in 5 50
WHEAT No.2red Sl!,a 81Ji
CORN No.2 41J, 42
OATS Western mixed 20 JO
BUTTER Creamery ' 13 17W
PORK 13 S3 13 50
Distanced In the Bace.
Whv should Dr. Pierce's medicines not
distance all competitors in amount of sales,
as they are doing, since they are the only
medicines sold by druggists possessed of
such wonderful curative projie rues as to war-
ram ineir manufacturers in guaranteeing
them to cure tho diseases for which thev
are recommended. You get a cure or money
paid for thsin returned. The Doctor's
'"Golden Medical Discovery" cures all dis
eases caused by derangement 01 the liver,
as biliousness, indigestion or dyspepsia;
also all blood, skin and scalp diseases,
tetter, salt-rheum, scrofulous sores aud
swellings and kindred ailments.
Don't hawk, hawk, and blow, blow, Jls
gusting every body, but uso Dr. Sago's
Catarrh Remedy and bo cured.
"I bek something in the paper about
Em in Bey," said Mrs. Snaggs to her
youngest "I wish you would look it up in
your geography and tell me exactly where
A Tell or Mist
Rising at morning or evening from some
lowland, often carries it its folds tho seeds
of malaria. Where malarial fever prevails
no one is safe, unless protected by some
efficient medicinal safeguard. Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters is both a protection and a
remedy. No person who inhabits, or so
journs in a miasmatic region or country,
should omit to procure this fortifying agent,
which is also the finest known remedy for
dyspepsia, consumption, kidney trouble and
HoK. Mrs. Maxwell-Scott, of Abbots
ford, is preparing for the press some un
published journals of her great-grandfather,
Sir Walter ScotU
Oregon, the Farad Iso of Farmers.
Mild, equable climate, ccrtainand abundant
crops. Bestfruit. grain, grass, stock country
in tne world. Full information free. Address
Cloves came to us from tho Indies, nnd
take their name from the Latin clauvus,
meaning a nail, to which they have a re
semblance. G. M. Scott, of Okolona, Miss., wrote to
"Your Antidote for Malaria is certainly
tho best thing for chills and fever that has
ever been sold in the South. I have been
selling it for tirc'v yearn, and know it to be
tho best medicine I have ever dealt in. It
is perfectly harmless, and a sure euro in
every case. Sold by Druggists.
Tnrj best way to mark table linen : Leave
the baby and u blackberry pie alone at the
table for three minutes.
Engraving nnd Klectfotyplng.
If you want engravings of Buildings,
Machinerv, Portraits, Maps, Plats, or any
thing in this line, write to us for samples
and prices. Best work guaranteed at fair
A. N. Kellogo Nkw spaper Co
Kansas City, Mo.
Louisa M. Ai-cott wrote the only hymn of
her life, "My Kingdom," at thirteen years
Extraordinary but nevertheless true.
We refer to t he announcement of B. F. John
son & Co., of Richmond, Va.. in which they
propose to show working atidenergcticmen
now to make from (75 to 250 a mouth above
TnE woman who has the fewest number
of "confidential friends" is always the hap
piest Wiiex an article has been sold for 24
years, in spite of competition and cheap im
itations, it mutt Iipvc superior quality. Dob
bins' Electric Soap has been constantly
made and sold since 1SJ5. Ask yvur grocer.
Women who have to attract attention
by improprieties arc always last m the pro
cession. Have no equal as a prompt nnd positive
cure for sick headache, biliousness, consti
pation, pain in the side, nnd all liver troub
les. Carter's Little Liver Pills. Try them.
It is the easiest thing in the world for tho
people of Vanity Fair to make fools of them
selves. Glenn's Sulphur Soap is a genuine reme
dy for Skin Diseases
Hill's Hair aud Whisker Dye, 60 cents.
Ginger is a native of tho East and West
CrtARLEs F. A. Hendricks began as a
clerk and novr has to.000,000.
"Vizor nnd Vitality arc quickly siren to every
part of the body by Hood's Sarsaparllla. That tired
feeling ii entirely overcome, the Mood la purified,
enriched, find vitalized, tho stomach I toned nnd
strengthened, the appetite restored. Try Hood's
Cures all Diseases Peculiar to Women ! j
Book to "Womax" Maileu Fkce. '
ISUADFIELD REGULATOR CO, ATLATA, OA.
SOLD BV ALT. IJHUCQISTS.
iifst m:iTi;i:k tiif.at-
MKNT and CUKE In the WOULD. rhoto-enirrnxtnL's
r rupture" i reel around sucreisiuny treated. .u
PAIN, no OPEKATION. no PAIlb HKIIIXD to hurt
t he faelcand kidney, no bTUAl'Stochafe the thighs;
no time lost, no hindrance 10 bnstni'S. or pleaojrc;
bowels comfortably supported AT ONCE, and patient
oraced tin for walklne. r(dlniriirwiirl.1ni?wflhtinr1r In
ANY position. Medical profession h'ghlr endorse It I
oon as seen, (.lowing Testimonials Iron IIIIN
UltEDS of Patients all over the country. At'dresor
canon Ur. 1). L. XMiUIKGit, KinporU. Kan.
invDTiiN oner-Hi nnii "'.
lilr llfUl IIW9aa"lia,UWIvl SeervU A per.
tfcet tantlfl.r for the Comfilrxlim. mnoTe Un. mole sad
freckle, like marie. Ltarr. Ihe skin like a t4ak tintrd tesrL
SaTJal I l.srsomd harm!.... Trial U oaW &A cents. Address
JATI011L rHlKUCT CO., BOX tii, rT18UIM.T0S, II. C
V1AH I THIS TAPIS iwf l. fn.ru
fata sexes. Write Mr.
iaaaUaaUsaUsal sE". A. BC
BCtlTT. ew York City.
JOSEPH H. HUNTER
For Stablemen and Stockmen.
Ctf. nntaf. SnlM. IpriUj, atttt, Itntas,
Iuhm. SUffltM. Crcl4 KmIi. StnUftMr
OwtnwUM. riMk Wiali. Strlifkftlt, Son
lart, DHUar. Callc, WMUnr, Ml Btu.
Tlitals. Tmaon, IplUtt. mttgbeaM aa Ipnta
te 1U wlr lUfstOlnctUu with mk brttta.
At DxCGGira Alio Dkauu.
THE CHARLES A. Y08ELEH CO- SlRUMrs. KA,
GOLD MEDAL, PABIB, 1878.
17. BAKpit & CO.'S
tre ud la It. prrpsrstum. It ha.
wrf Cfcm IMm Umtt U. tfrcnfU of
OutM nilitd with SUrch. Arrowroot
or Sufmr, and 1. therefore far niore
economical, totting Utt faan tn etnt
a cvp. It Is dellciout, nooniainc
tmiphi-nirr. Early DlQZSTtD,
and admirably adapted for InTalld.
aa well a. forpcraom In health.
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester, Mass.
SSS V82IS C39B7
The world ought to
dene f or mc in the euro
TO ZQ IT,
know what S. S. 3. has
of a malignant Cancer,
which wns sobadasto
bio by the physicians
went to be treated. One
00 consiucrea menra
in Chicago, where I
of my neighbors sent
ne a copy of in sdrcr
8ecift's bpeclSc. and I
relief from the Art t few
llscmcm in regaru to
began taking it. I got
doses the poionas
my system, and I Tas
wal. It is now ten
gradnclly forced oat of
toon enrcu Fonnu anu
months emco I quit tak
had no tha cf return of the drcadf ul disease.
Mrs. Axn BoTmntXL.
An Sable, Mich., Dec 80, 'S3. '
Seed fcr books on Blood Diseases end Cancers,
mailed free. Ta3 Swot Srrctno Co.
Drawer 3, Atlanta, 6a.
CURED OF SICK HEADACHE.
W. D. Edwards, Palmyra. O., writes z
'I have beast a (Treat norfcrer from
CoHtlveaessaad Hick Headache, sad
have tried majajr medicines, bat
In the obIt one (bat gave me relief. I
Had tttmi on pill acts better (baa
tbrec of any other hlnrl. aad tloc not
wcakca or irrlpe. Elegantly suffar
coated. Homo small. Price, 23 ceata.
Office, 44 Murray Street New York-
Woven Wire Fending
flOn TO S9 PPB ROD.
ACatze.aiurwidthK.Oatmrnnutrh Sold by ca or dealers
In this line of gooda. rBKIOIIT ID. Information free).
riur. woMni.T.F.v woven virf feck ce..
North Market amd OaUria SU, CMeoso.111.
sor sun tats raru ta ea m
PAYS THE FREICHT.'
." Ti it V ucoii SckIc,
IronLurers fetcel tcarinpi. Eras
Tore Leant and ream JUox for
Erery alio Scale, iorfrreprlcellit
mrstfon thl. rjanrr and oddrrta "
'JONES OF BINGHAMT0N.
niNGIIAMTOX, N. Y. j
rsiM tub TirzR,,j a.. JnM
IMITirni C?Q fKornllPcwinB.Machines
BUII"1"I et ITI
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onU I I ECOfbendtorwholesaleprlc
unw xii.fc.iAU.it .vi r u 1,(1.
.111 J-ocunt sLSt.Louia.ilc
nrxajis tuis rarac .n-j ta. rm ,
$2 to $72 per mo.
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bf- - - IUI , icuiir. .... ... ... .
justice mr an aomicra. .neuicm yuiir jir.r-
write at once wp kIvi- our opinion of yoarco
free of cmt. I.OPJ" fc I.OPI. Toi'EKA. Ka.vas.
M-1AXE THIS Al Ul miT " J "
VKAItH. Autobiography and l.i.tory of W.C.T O.
,000 told before lnra : 100,000 guaranteed. Illar M on
ry for Hollrltora For liberal terms nnd territory, ad
drnui II.J.HMlTIIACOa41 l'CVTU U'tlTL'Ii
fearborn Mrret. Chicago. IlI.AUL.IlO llAJltiVt
Su-.iami tuis rariK rj tin. j wrm.
Largest and best equipped ettabllnhment west of Ih
MlMlsslpid. rbotoensraTlna; department run by
electric lisrliL Good worlc promptly, at reasonable
prices. Write for aamples and estimates.
A. X. Ktllouo NiweririK Co-. Kansaa City. Mo-
fay rio'n Core for Con
rurnpticn U THE BEST
for ttepintf tno TOico
clear. 13 cents.
2C a Movrn axi board paid.
nQfrhlirhestcoir.niilon and SO DAY8
"'' C ft Ell IT to .(rentannonrXenvBooli.
P. U'.ZIEGLKK 4c CO- ill JUrttt SU, 8U Loal., ..
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V-x AMI THIS raria mj imt j axaa.
who have ned Ko'
Curo for ConrrapHnn
myitis BEST OF ALL.
Sold everywhere. 2Sc
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