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MEMPHIS, TENN., SATUKDAY, JUNE 1, 18S9.
VOL. XLIX NO. 12G
This Has No Reference to Politics,
It Was Only a Horao Itaoe Between
2:40 Class Animals,
And D. P. Haddon Was Outfooted
by Wlllefa Pilot Maid.
Fleet-Footed Billy White Trota
Against Time In 2:32.
Results at Latonla and Jerome A Bad
Day for Bookmaker Local Pool
rooms Lose Heavily 8t Louis
Races Begin Today.
Only a fair crowd was present at Mont
gomery Turk yesterday to witness tliu
trotting matches, but thoso who were
present were all ardunt lovers of good
horse flesh and expert judges of the quali
ties thnt are most valued in thoroughbreds.
The judges were: S. T. Curuo., Dun
O'Dounell and G. V. Kumbnut, and Clur
enco I. Hunt and William Forrest ollkia
ted m timers.
Promptly at 3 o'clock p.m., the Ml was
tuiicd for tho first race, between Kngeno
Willul's bay mare, l'ilot Maid, and Charles
Gulliua's bay gelding, 1. P. Iladdeu.
I'll.OT MAID OKTS Til It IIKAT.
After two 'also starts they got olT wall
toother, but before tho first turn Pilot
Maid hail three or four lengths tho beat of
it Hoth horses broke repeatedly from tho
quarter polo to the stables, but Iladdun
was the quickest to recover his stride, and
thereby gaining au advuntngo, which won
hlui the beat. Eutcring tho stretch Madden
wobbled all over the track and ran into
a position which might havo prevented
Pihit Maid from winning tho heat, but it
is not clear that the hitter could have won
tho iieat in any event H idden was Unit
under the wire by four lengths, but tho
judge awarded the heut to Pilot Maid on
n nnim 'uu' " "hove described, 'i'innj
-it: 01 J.
J1U.1.Y WHITE AOAINKT TIMK.
Hilly White, a magnificent-looking mil
mat of tho color indicatecl by his name,
trotted a mile tiguinst lime, and covciod
tho distance in I!:3J.
MAl'KOTAKM TDK rilIRT IIRT.
The urxt event bail thrco starter
Win. Forrcsi'e Croaswelght, Lev Hunt's
Mark U and 1). J. Ileybvid'a I'utti.
Putti was a length io the good Wforo
making the first turn. Crn-awcight bruko
badly before the onocighlh imiIo was
reached, and lost more groind than ho
nas ever able to recover. Mack i won
tho first beat very clcvorlv by a length in
li: 40j. Patti coming very i.tal in thu homo
itAnnr.g 1 rnK sr.co.tn iikat.
In the second heat Haddcn was oft bis
feci before making the llrst turn, and at
tho quarter polo was fully ten lengths bo
bind and apparently hoielevly beaten,'
but ufler pas-nig the half mile lie steadied
to his work and with a remarkable burnt
of djwed overhauled tho leader and enter
ing the stretch they were n linnet neck and
lleck. From here on H idden steadily
gained and wou gamely trotted beat in
I'ATTI TAk'Kfl TUB HI ( DM) IIKAT.
The second I1c.1t between Pultl, Mack (
and Crowcighl resulted In a victory for
tho former. Croisw eight was off" bin feet
before the Unit turn sud ImI so iiiiicIi
(.'round that ho was tli-tr.iutr 1 before the
race was hulf over. M.ick li seemed to
have tho rare well in hand all tho way
round, but broke pawing the club-house,
whilo I'utti. trolling lint) nnd steady, rame
limt m.dcr the wire by two lengths.' Timo
rnxT mm wins.
The third bent Was considered a cinch
for Haddi n, but the uncertainty of trolling
races was again demonstrated. J Hot Maid,
w ho win oil her feel nt almost every turn
in thu two tweed ing hc.il, trotted till tho
way around without once breaking. Had
ilen led to the stables nnd then broke,
hming all the ndv.iutngo he had Rained.
Fiilciing the stretch Ihoy were almost
coupled, but WilSel's uiuro drew steoibly
asy and camo in a Dinner by two
length. Time 2.0CL Hoth owner drove
their ottn horses.
MACK a WINS 1 II K TURKS IIIA1H.
Hie third nnd fourth Ik itl of the third
event were won by Mack (i after ex
citing fluinhes. Jf Pnttl could trot all tho
ayasho con ruining dowa the home
Krclch sho liiitfht have won. As it was
Mark i on the third beat by a length
and tho limt! heat bv lew, than bait a
length. Tho finiidi oi the last heat w.n
lx'iilifiil,'nn. had the ilistanco Inn a
sixteenth further the mare would un
doubtedly hnvo won. Tii no of third heat
2:4. fourth heat 2. 4'.' J.
A W 'ol4 Dnj aad the I avarllrs
W a-Mmall Ali4Hnr.
CisciKJiATt, May 31. The eleventh diy
at Uitoii a wsit another cold and wet day.
Tho smnllont crow.l of the Di(eting wa out
The track was very heavy and stifT sud
)r timo was ninde In all the races. There
was nothing of the sensational order, and
it really could bo called favorites' dny, as
tho winners all paid small money in tho
IkhAs. The Seimutlon Stakes were won by
Avondale, who beat a good flold to a driv
Fiil lluce Pelling, for lhr,H) year 0I1N
and tiard, thr'e-UHrtor4 ol a tulle.
J 1. kin Toms 10(1. Kinm-cnn. S to .', liist:
Holland 110, Kox, 6 to 1, seiond; l l imor
112, Allen. to ft, third; l.lllle Ma it.i.i N,
llnrdin, fouHh. Jukio loin got 4 II In
II, e lead with Holland wcond. lliew two
rm llm entire dixlnneo topthcr. Jnkiu
Toms flnliihed flrnt by two lengths Hol
land m cond. Clsinor third, lime-
Nrond ltace Ndling: for three year
O il ami lipasriii one nine. isror rvioui
10, Alien, 8 to 6, on; ('Mftaway Imi,
tin herek. 2 to 1. u rond: Nrleptha. 1(11.
10 to I, third; Vesper Hell liV, Mag-e: Fargo
Ins. (Mbboim: lion Air HM. rox; Moiua
psk 110 Miifer. Ilnisheil in the order
nnined. Kcdar Kahn got olf In front, with
1km Air second, thu loriner loading all tho
,r. while lion Air irave up tho f'.u-a to
KvVnlha nt the Ihrpe-iiuartera. Filtering
tho stretch it Kpdur Kiln. ClaataMay
rnd Nyleptha, the three UnlHinugin Unit
crdir. I11110 I. o.1 4.
Third Hace I'nmo, for two-vear-obl
fl h: four and a half furloniM Adclo M
1I0. liuv. 4 tu 1. won: Ullylioo 111),
fjo'.-k'-)' not givon), eten money, .coud;
Lady Wackburn 110, Magee, 5 to 1, third;
Cecil It 105, Fox; 8pringl)anco 110, Allen;
f'usie L 105, Hardin; Mav A la'), llrice;
Itegont's Valentino 105, Shaferj llcssemer
105, Cooper; finished iu tho order niimod.
llallyhoo and 1-ady Blackburn wore bend
nnd head iu front when the flag fell. They
ran together into the stretch, w hero Adelu
M went out in front and won by a length,
liullyboo second, Lady lilackb'urn third.
Time 1:01 J.
Fourth llaco Purso; for threo-year-olds
nnd upward; one mile and seventy vards.
Han Hawm IK), ltay, 6 to 1, llrst; Dad 103.
Finncjjan, 2 to 1, second; Qulndaro Hello
It.), lloyer, 7 to 1. thir l. At tho start, Had
wns in front, Han llaxem seeoud, who
took tho lead nt the judges' stand nnd
never gave it up, winning by two lengths.
I'ad second, live lengths iu Irout of Qilin
daro Hello, third. Time 1.50.
Fifth Itaco Sensation Stakes, for two
year old, $1,000 added, three-quarters of
a mile. Avondale 113, llreekinridge, 4 to
1, firnt; Kturter Caldwell 121, Taral, 2 to 1,
second; Outlook 113, Warwick, 5 to 2,
third; Frederick I. Ill, Freeman; Abilene
10S. Kay; Lillian LimUny 110, Allen;Mary
M.illoy 105, htuvnl; Flambeau 111, Fiune
g in, tlninhed in tho order named. Lillian
l.ind.-uiy was iu front when tho flag full,
with btnrter Caldwell second. The two
led bunched iu tho stretch when Avon
dale camo on and pafued tho leaders, win
ning by a length from Starter Caldwell
second, Outlook third. Timo 1:2:').
L ATOM A ENTKIU AND I1MII.ISU.
Klnl Itaco Thtve-niinrtin o( mile: in'tllnB.
av Wclur flu: l-cliu ll.V ; lng lull, tl; Hon
Jiir ll (k Chreur lw. IN Kitrxo llnlliiud
lx, I.; Ikn U. Ml, . MtviuuoU Uu, S; Miirl
NohiiiiI Race-OcTen-iivhtln of a mile: 'IIIiik.
Ji.kiu linua lol. ill); VlrjimiK 101. Maid of or
li'iui. Iim, H; Miiulla llutily tots eh IuoUwkv KM,
frc I -l Huvl Iim, h: Xluuuiwak 110, lb; AriindtH
IU', tii; ( lipid 111,. H.
1 hint ll.. fivr vlKhtht ol mil, two rent-oliR
Kiy'i m i Viileulluu uu. I nilw In). M; uu
l lat. IU; Joe .-vhu l"0, 11 h; Its, tie, John
Ueciilliiut:li lie;. t Vm lt Kit so.
hoiirth K4v (ini imlv. Man'tiixim 92, Nrw
(jwllrvj. V: l.ledi-rkrmii Hri ,; Jl. M luj, tu
Lous Ifcir III.H: llr.vo Hi .u
Hih Hiuw ono mi, I iinnpr mlln, Hnllund
h.iKllop. (iul.lard 10.,. I Jow.-I Unit Itn, l,r.
Hn liiu l(l, : Muutiuw IK t, Itusclly WJi
In llypocrlls IU, fx
. Nt. LnL KnlrlM aad Poollns;.
Sr. Ixiia, Ma, May 31. Tho ajiring
meeting of the t Louts Jockey Club
opens tomorrow. There are flvo races on
tho card, and the socond race will proba
bly bo split, making six races in all. Tho
weather is threatening and tho track a trifle
heavy from recent rain, but if the sky ts
clear iu the morning the track will bo but
J. H. Fcrgtioon, tho scuretary of the Isl
ington track, will do Ilia starting. Tho
best hones ou tho Wetern circnlt are
hero.and the races iromie to be a success.
Tho entries nod pools for tomorrow's
Klnl Rarr-ntio mil. WhfI.T T II?. I.'V M..I
II,' l.-l III. tin-, f .n. hplle III, !; Ilia riel.l ()
V n ki rmMi I'l .ml Kill. II l"M. .
he-t,ii'l luiv jTeu liirloiiu., riu. Kntrjr TO,
tllrih v;, Ihinnie kins I'M. J nil Nuir ,i. UOI
liimlr Ml, Kiw Ve Sn 101. V,, 1,1 '.'. (,nrluer I'M.
l:e.t,iiic 1(. Ko-Irxl UU. Hit limwii Ju 1n,
Imlorlli l.'ike Alrtiil.r 114. U-ie 11.'., Ilrl.ti.v
litriit llMhli k.nw lox Xu iouli M. Tlie met
Mill irilMlil; U' IIL
Ihiril lUiv-Mi.-tnirl tvrltr: tn lit snl s hixlt.
Trmi IIMiV I.-, ii.cti.ll ll f.'t; svliu IK III;
OlirkniT ll l l I'n nil, r II". t
lonrili l(ait Flva Mil,,iiu- dr two yrnr ol l.
Klw) ll tJ.,; l-ltiklc I, . U. l'li It'll Ui.
t-ielit, Oirtl. II li's l.lllli I'A, Lull II Mi.
N-,ii, n,' lus, lliula lu auU Jc Aiui.lruns
Kllth lUc Mlwnrl irt,Tli"hiiv: full cnfinw.
WliiKioir I.I. In. li I'd II', Nulilc.-iii l.iHl.-ro
It, inulliu- Us lol lu I.Vi, null Uuguul Itn.
Jn. IrimlrHi Hls
From 1 ho Mutx-rly (Mo.) Mniillnr.
Iti tho half milo dash rneo yesterday
thero were three entries. It wns the tint
race of tho day. The eyes of hundreds of
interested pooplo were watching. Why
did they watch so dowdy? That Is onxily
answered. It was lieraiiMi Joss Armstnmg,
tho TciiiieKseo coll, owned by Mnj. Sum
llerndoii, of Memphis, Tenn., nnd J. 11.
I 'a vis, of this city, was almiit to tiy bis
metal on tho raeo track for tho fust time.
As we have said, ho attracted the attention
c( nil, nnd all were watching him as ho
Mood high and dry, eager for tho contest
yet not excitable.
Io the start, his rider let him set the
worst of it, but before tho lal quarter polo
was resrhed ho was nock-nnd-neck with
tho head borne, and continued to gain
from that point. Die rrowd. and even
old horsemen wereaitoninlied at bis Sliced
and the way ho gained, and aa lie camo
under the wire, three leiiglhsa'iesd, a ire
mendous sliout went up for Jess Arm-
stnuig. tho you n ir coll mat had never
made a race before, and had bad but littlo
Jes Armtronz. tho winner. Is ilen
lined, according to the opinions of those
wlio know a K'xxl horse when therseoit
to be a world beater, and many pronounce
bini a phenomenon among voting horses.
AlthoiiKti he has a ipkhi iH-iligreu anil Is ol
good ttx k, he is destined to luoro and
more surprise the tiirtuieiu
Tho Molierly track, though tho bent in
tho Mate, claims no xpocinl credit; nor do
tlio owners of tho coll, who were them
selves sstotiiidiod at the racing abilities of
their young winner.
Jus Armstrong is, without a doubt, tho
coming race horse.
I.el Pnl-XMim nil llravlljr.
The boys bad a plcnlo yesterday with
tho Ierby I'ool-room and tho Newmarket
The former particularly msdo a big dump,
tho combination book alone being si nie
something liko f I, (M0 out. Kvcryhody
seemed to have a ticket on Fides and Mir
nele, both (if which were tipied in Tun
Aitkal to win, as wns buo, ulihough Tel
ephone whs the jxt favorito. Now is tho
lime to subscribe.
trebnlil H Inner I vdajr.
Flrt Rp rtuvny, tnen,
x"iin, l(,ir- M, mils li,ir t', Jul la Tutul.
Hill, I Kurn J,ii S.tln..'1'r, I'iNk
t',mrl lUrr - llr.ro. Iois lb, r.
Filth IUc-Jiel liaa, luwltjr.
Flnt ltnr Wliwlrr T. Ki rin.
h.f.'nl lisix i IiIIIkiwI, Ktvvi-ti.
II, lot llr.-.,i(ii.li. Iruinn.
K'nirth K.IC0--I )nwnf, l.ul. II
Flltli 1Ui-( alAlliiu, lri.li I'.L
The OltlrUls Krrp (Ian,
Wahiiimitom, May 31. Ststo Depart
ment ollluials absolutely decline to discuss
tho Samo.ia conferenca or tho ikdiring Sea
tangle. Of the former thpy admit Hint
matters sre in such sluies to warrant the
expectation of s speedy roneluaion of tho
conference, the comparatively unimport
nnl details only remaining to be adjusted.
Hut upon tho provisions of the treaty, if a
treaty has been drawn, thny refute to talk
further than to aav that the public mint
receive iu Information itMKcting treaties
in the usiihI course, namely, after action
u I o n them bv the I nited Slate Senst.
to which holy nil trstiis ruuxt ho sub
mitted for Approval bMora they become
Ojruve. iiio oDvieu rcajju lor this
cour.?e lies in the fact that important
nnitfudments are often made by the Sen
ate lifter treaties have . been arranged
by tho diplomatic otlicers of the
treaty powers interested. 8o radical
nre these changes in facts that they hnvo
caused the failure of iending treaties, a
notable instance occurring in the last Con
gress. to far as can bo learned thero is no
now feature in tho Hchring Sea matter.
Tho President's proclamation appears to
have closed tho hintoryof the case and it
cannot bo learned that there has been any
correspondence between the governments
of the United Mutes and Ureal Hrilain on
tho subject. .According to the position
taken by tho Vivtod Slates Uovernmont
by Congressional declaration, tho jurisdic
tion nf lllll ITnil.ul Sl-tlnu A,-..f !... w.l.t
of the Alaskan side of Hchring Sen is not
an nuiiou to no a subject lor negotiations.
Our UoveriimcntMiiiply assorts lUuU'oluto
right mid aduiits tliecxisteneo of no quos
tiou for negotiation.
TUB STATE DIOCB38.
The Fifty-seventh Annual Convention
Closos IU BoBalon.
FH-cIal liUiuti'h to Tho A,vL
Nakiivii.lk, Tenn., May 31. Tho Fifty
seventh unuiial convention of tho Protent
ant Kpiscopal Church of tho liooo of
TenneBeo has concluded its sexsiou lit Pu
laski, rejourning to meet nt Sewiuio,
June 4, 1 MK). The Hov. W. C. (irny, of
Nashville; the l!cv. T. F. Gailor, ( So
wanee; tho lie v. ti. W. Humble, of Chat
tanooga, and tho Kcv. Samuel IiinggoKl,
of Knox villi1, were elected deputies to tho
general convention to bo held in New
York next October.
J. A. Ouihcrg, of Memphis, was elected
treasurer, and tho lie v. T. F. Unllor sec
retary. The Itev. (Icorge it, Patterson, dean of
the Convocation of Memphis, submitted
an encouraging report of the niixsion work
of tho western-portion of the Diocese.
The liev. II. A. Howard, of Tullahotnn,
presented the reort of the committee on
the state of tho church, showing consider
able inrreaso in membership.
Miss Julia F.tuery, of New Yoik, serre
tnry of tho Wotnnu' Auxiliary of tho Mis
sion Society, delivered an nddies.
WHAT IMMORALITY LUAD3 TO.
A Chattanooga Man's Mistreat Attempt
to hill bim.
Fporlnt I:pst. h to The A,il,
Ciiattakooua, Teno., May 21. A girl
of loose character who has been the mis
tress of a well known business man here
named Prince, crented a seuaution today
by going to his place of business and, after
reproaching him for infidelity, made an at
tempt to stnb hint. She then went to a
Mipular drug store, w here sho called for a
glass of soda water, hastily 'wallowed nil
ounco of laudanum and fell tragically In
the lloor. l',v d.nt of hemic cmelics and
tho usage of antidotes the woman was
saved. The matter created a good deal ol
excitement this afternoon nnd the gencml
belief is that the woman did what she (ltd
to injure the business man.
Wall Hkllniau'i lllrlhitar.
CAMDKy, N. J., May 31. -Walt Whit
man celebrate the seventieth anniversary
of his birth today. A dinner in honor of
tho event will be served in Morgan's Hall.
Tho poet hi nisei I is not cxected tube
'.here, but not lens than L"X) of bis friends
and admirers will grace the occasion. The
committee who has tho dinner in charge
annonnco that "Walt Whitman is so well
reeoguiM'd as a x't thitt such an occasion
lor doing him honor, and at the same timo
conferring a substantial bcnellt iinui hlui,
is likely to be eagerly seU d by thoao wiio
know his merits and his needs." This
means that theHjet, who ho many friends
and noill-wixhers, both in Amerit-a and iu
Furopc, needs help in bis rapidly declin
ing years snd needs it now. For coiisid
eralily over a year the old gentleman lies
leeu coiilined to hi room and bed, but
always lias a kind welcome lor all who
rail, and they aro not few. To all sin h bo
npciirs happy nnd resigned iu spite, nf Ins
lotirmities. Only hopeful, cheery words
cscajMt him, and Jims be awaits the com
ing ol tho llnal messenger.
A ftrlns Mnnswnr.
Ciih aoo, III., May 31. A diqiuteh fnun
Canon City, Col., says: Whilo the Dec
oration Day procession was returning from
tho cemetery yestorday, a team Ih-csiiio
frightened and came tearing down the
street Iu thu line of carriage. They made
a turn that brought tho wagon inconWi t
with a light wagon, ill winch I hero were
Ibreo women anil live children. Hotli
wagons were IIidw n into the n ir and camo
together In a heap. Tho xs upiinn of the
wagon which was run Into were injured
and two or three of llicin will die. Tho
injured are: Mr. S. A. Sheak, Mrs.
Charles White and infant Mis. W. L.
Jones und throe small childreu.
A lN-a4 lloUy l annal.
Cincinnati, ., May 31. Tlio dead
lxxly of a guest was found by tho clinm-
bermaid this morning In a room ol tho
Central Hotel, a small bouao at Fifth and
Wood streets. Ilo was about fifty years
old, and from pecrs found on hint It sp
pesr his name is J. H. r ider, that be wo4
trnveling for a can lagn linn of Troy, N. Y.,
and thnt ho had a daughter living nt To
peka, Kss. There was nothing to iudieate
the t-aiiso of hi death. Ho h id a pro
scription from a phyniciati of Frank lort
Ky., iiidieuling rheumatic trouble.
He Hrrnrr Injnnrllen.
Ciik m.o, III., May 31. t icorge M. Hurd
tixlay reeured an injunction from Judge
Tulcy rostraiuing tho Hoard of Trade and
tho Western Union Tolegrsph Company
from removing his stork quoiation ticker.
1 1 urd bus brokers' ollies in St. Paul and
MinneiiM)lia, and lie claim lo have a
much right to an injunction a if ho were
doing business in Chicago, lie insist
that the market rcjiorU aro public and not
Mlll4 hr l.lahlnln.
Coiiviioki, lud., May 31. Whilo F.ph
mi in Kuwiier was returning from leaven
worth to his bono in this county Wednes
day evening, lightning struck his wagon,
in which were seated five ersons besides
hiuiaoK, instantly killing In wife aud so
shot king a lady oaincd Clin thnt aha has
become InMiie. All the others were more
or les Injure). The wagon wsa shattered
aud ono el the horses wns killed.
I. Il.nuvllle Ibe VlrtarT
Jixtins, i iy 31. A cable dispatch tins
been n-rivi.d In llii city Irnm lien,
llyppoli!?, tho liikuigiml leader of Hsyll,
siv.i'g Im ln dei'.Mi'ed Piesidenl Legitime,
mptuied I'ort-nn-Prinee, ibo capital of
Hist c ninlry, nnd pi laiiued himself Pro
visional l'i"iJeuU i -
Johnstown. Pa., Totally Destroyed,
Its Housos Bwopt Away by a Flood
and Ita People Drowned.
A Vast Resorvolr Containing Tou
Ellllou Oallona Breaks Away,
And With the Foroj Aoqulred by a
It Rmhoa Down tho Narrow Valley
and Submerges the Olty.
All Railroad and Tclographlo Com
munication U Cut OCT.
Nobody Can Oet Near Enough to
the Scene to luvostlgato
Ono Man Counts 200 Dead Bodloa
aa They Faaj Down Stream,
And Others Elsowhero Disoovor
Scores of Unfortunate Vlotlms.
From tho Fresent Indications Cer
tainly Not Leas Than
A Thousand People Wore Drownod
In tho Surging Flood.
This, However, Cannot be estimated,
Owing to the Impossibility of Oet
ting Anywhere Near (be Scene of
Disaster The Population of
tbe Flojded Dlstrlot
rnrsnrno. l'a., Sfsy 31. A special
from lireensburg, Pa., says: . A reort has
just reached here that the greater portion
of Johnstown ha been fhoiled and hun
dreds of lives lost. House are floating
about nnd tho pcopla who are freo aro
panic stricken und aro llccing to the
mountain. At a poiat near Now Flor
ence eighty-five cmon hnvo leen seen
floating down the river on driftwood. Due
rciorl says that but two roots of houc in
Johnstown can bo seeu. The New Flor
ence bridge has Wun completely wnshed
away nnd all the building iaCoiieinaugh,
between New Florence and Johnstown,
hnvo Iwen carried a1, ay. The railroad
towers hnvo bevu aba. .Ijiied by too op
Otsraoo Itrail alrratly Hiws,
Pitti nciiii, Pa., May 111, tl p.m. latest
relinble informatinii reirlved from Johns
town comes through reiinaylvnnia IIjiI
road oltleials, who aver that over 1M0 dead
Ixnliea have been counted Hosting down
stream at Johnstown alone, while along
tho line many additional lives have been
lust It is asaerted that there are but I wo
houses ill Johnstown propereutirely above
1 1 io wsler lino. A stoclnl train hearing
Pennsylvania Itailroad oltleials and a large
uiimU-rul newspsjr men has left the
city lor tho scene. Telegraphic coinmuni
rntiou is entirely cut off, and until tele
graph repairmen and 0x-rators with nec
essary in'triiiiients oiien up at tho nearest
point but little reliable Information can lie
An ImnraM ftawrvair Uleee Way.
(iiir.rvaiu hi, Pa., May 31. Stijs'iin
teudenl Pitcairn promptly took charge of
the railroad end of tho work and began
tbodoublo duty of clearing track and
sending all omible aid to those in danger.
Hi prompt work and intelligent compre
hension of the danger amid hi atienuou
cir,r: tu spresil tho alarm no doubt saved
many lives. Iu order to understand the
nature ol this calamity, it la nccess.iry to
describe the reocuvo locations of the
reservoir at Jobnxlown. The reservoir
lies about two and a half mile northeast
of Johnstown, and i Hie site of the old
reservoir, which was ono of the
feeders of the lVnuivivaniit isnal.
It is tho privery of a UULihcr
of wealthy entleni.u in Pittsburg who
formed IhcuiMdv) s into tho coriHinition,
the title ol wlih h Is the South Folk t ub
ing and Hunting Club. Thia sheet of
water was formerly kuown ns Concmaugh
Ijiko. It i fioni 1'iHJ to 'Ml (ret above Ilia
level of Johnstown, being In tho nioun
ta'ns. It Is alxnit ihreo mile and a half
long and from a mile to a uiilu and a hall
hi width, and in inu plsees it is 100 f--t
in depth. It hold nioro water than any
other reservoir, nntiinil or artilieinl, In the
I'nited SUite. The l.ikn lias been (iiisd
rupled in si.n by nrliliu.il means, and wns
held In check by a Jsin from 7'X to I.IMiu
btlt Wide. It lanill'' r leet ill Ihlekneaa nt
tho base, and the hight 1110 leel. The
top ha a breadth el over Iwenly fe-l.
Kecoguixing the menace whieli the lake
bad to tho region In-low, the South Fork
Club had the dam iii'iiecUid om-e a
month bytha Penii)bsnia Kailroa I engi
neers, and their Inve.'igalion showed that
nothing lest than "inn convulsion ol
nature would tear the hairier away
aud loosen the weapon of death. Thu
steady rains ol tho past loity-eighl hour
Inrre isod thu Volition of water III all tb
small mountain sliraiD, whieli were al
ready swollen by the Im-er rains early in
the week. From the I! inlormalion ob
tainable at this tmi", it i evident Unit
something in the nature of a cloud burst
must have been the culmination of tho
struggle ol the wat"r sgainl tho embank
incut. .The dilliculty u( obtaining dnlimte
information added tremendously lo the
excitement and apprelirnaioii.
Many people in Put-burg bad relatives
and friends at the wiie'd tho disaster.
Member of the South Folk Club, aud
amnng them aomo ul tho most eniinnnt
men in tho Pittsburg (linucial aud liinr
canlllo woild, weie in r near Johnstown,
and scvrrul of tlieio i'Ouipauied by their
wive aud faiullle. -her happened to
Ik) also quite a uumlirr ol residmits ol
Johnstowu in IMtburit, and when lb
news ol the horror w mi continued and the
rtiirond bulletined tl." I "ut tra'"
would go esst tonlgM, th scene st the
L'aton Depot was ptv!jiii'Jly pnlhctic nud
exciting. Cut two trninn wero sent out bv
the Pennsylvania from tho Union Station
nt Pittsburg, nnd tho llrst of theao was tho
"peciul train of tho Associated Press. Tho
l'ittaburg napers also sent out special", but
up to 11 u clock nothing reliable us to de
tails of tho loss of life or property hud
been nsecr'.aitiiiil, The dilliculty bi send
ing ress dispatehoi wiu oveicomo by an
expedient familiar to tho Associated Press
iu tliCM) trying times,
Olltrtal anil uullrumiory IMpjlcha.
Piiii.AiiKLl'liiA, P.I. , May III. A 11 wires of
the Pennsylvania Itailroad westul Wihnore,
a station on tho Pittsburg division, twenty
livo mile west of Altoorla, havo been
down since t) o'clock a.m., 'and conse
quently tho iutormatiou in regard to tho
break west of that plaeo ts very meager.
F.notigh has been learned, however, to
indicate that tho rush of water is tho worst
ever known in thnt section.
At Hroad Street Station tho following
bulletin, for the Information of travulers,
was posted about 8 o'clock: "On account
of the unprecedented storm prevailing in
tho western part of this State, the lines
west of Altoona have been damaged; to
what extent cannot be ascertained until
tho water sulfides. The storm is still rat
ing, nnd it is thought no traius will bo
pised until Sunday."
The Chicago limited express, which left
New York nt t o'clock this morning, tho
fast line, leaving there at tho sumo hour,
and the train leaving that city at 8 o'clock
last night, ure all laid up at Altoona.
At 10: S) o'clock tonight a dispatch was
received by ticneral M iimger Pugli, dalod
Wihnore, from the conductor of the east
bound New York A Chicago limited,
which left Pittsburg at 7 o clock this
morning, saying tho train was safe and
that all wore well on board. Mr. Pugh
inferred from this Hint the limited was
laid np somewhere west el Lilly. Tho
conductor reported tliut the bridge at
South Fork was washed away, and ex
pressed the opinion thnt nil the
bridges between South Fork and
Johnstown would Ut swept away.
Tho Chicngo A Now York day ex
press and all other cast-lxiund trains are
supposed to bo hiid up lictwecn Creasnn
and Pittsburg. When Mr. Pugh was
shown a copy of tho Associated Press di-
(mteh from Pittsburg, announcing the
re.iking nf the dsiu near Johnston, lie
said (hut this report confirmed a dispatch
received from Wilmoro tonight which
staled that a mnn bad retried to thn
Pennsylvania ltuilrond operator there that
tbe Smth Fork dam hml broken nn 1 ihn
water bad ctrrif J awnv the "coal tipplo"
and telegraph tower nt Foik Station, and
also a pcrlion of ail ct tiouud freight
The telegraph operator, who wns in the
tower, managed to escno, but several of
thii train hand art reported to have beeu
Tho dam at South Fork, which is si',1 to
have burst with such ter ible result, is
described by a gentleman nupiuliited with
the locality in which it was situated to bu
an immene holy of water formerly ned si
a water supply for the old Pennsylvania
raiml. It has been owned lor snerul years
by a number ol 1'iltsburg ircntlomrii who
ued It as a halting ground. The gentle-
uian who gsv tlei (j.,.,jn,i -. ilijU
tlio rejiort ol lliu hilrsling ol the tl.im waa
true, ho had no doubt that the J:i nitu.i
nnd loxsol Ilia wns fully a KrvAt a Indi
cated in the dinpnti In s.
I lieeoiidiu tor ol .the esHt-lHiiind New
York limited express who reputed the
safety of hi train, also said a report bad
readied him of the I, leaking ullhiidaiu.
He said nothing of the damage ciiKed
thendiy. ieneral Malinger Pn -li wsi out
ol low ii early in tho day, and lie s ud I ,
night that be could not uiideraluiiil what
was tiiennl w hen he received di-pnteliea
annoiiiiciiig ilainngo In tho traeki nt
"Mich a thing had never lcn beard of
before," said Mr. Pugh tonight, "and
nothing short of a waU r spout could have
caused such damage. Lilly I a little
milling town of aomu nil or I0J inhabi
tants. For the water to rise high enough
to olatlruct the lianvage of liaiti
I iiiipreetdented. A il.xpateh junt re
lieved by mo say that the water is
rushing over tho Irsck at a blglil ol at
least live feel above the roadlmd, and lln-,
I say, could bo brought about by nothing
abort ol a wnlirsMiiit. I have do doubt
that if our nK'ratr at Song Hollow said ho
saw the bodies from Johnitowil Hosting
down the river, as renirte, in the Asai.ei
uted Pn-Ml bulletin, Pint it i true, aa bia
lower is lotule I right on the bank of the
:ilns)ln Haniljr . lag nm,,
Piiii.aiii.i.I'Iiia, Pa., May ill. D,s
pali he up to midnight at the ollieo of the
general malinger of the Pennsylvania Ibiil
road indicate that the situation i hojriy
growing worsts Tlio cflei l of lh storm
am now Ix Ing felt on thn middle diviri m
of that Mild, nteii linj Ix lweeu Hairis
burg and Altoona. I. .nMldea nnd wa di
outs are reported along the lino betwe n
th'Mo place. No train will be aul out
went of llariitlnirg until the storm abates
and the extent ol thu damage can bo aa
Tho New Yoik Limited I's press, ent
bound, which is at Wiliuorc. bad a uairow
ewsiHi from destruction. The conductor
rejHiri that immediately ufler hi train
bad j,asei over the br.dgu which spans
the river at South hoik thai structure ws
swept away bv the mailing water, (ien
eral Manager Pugh Mid at midnight that
no trains would bo allowed to proceed
until the track were clear, -d away
and rendcicd entirely safe l,,r
travel. Order have been issmd lor
construction trains to bo put in rea hums
lor woik. Thncondillon ol ullmrs on the
Philiidelpbia A t rie Uullroid is sliniwt nn
bad as on thn Middle and 1'iltsburg divis
ions ol the Peiiiisylanln road. 'I he telo-
traph linn on that road between Harris
urg and here wero xl U'loro It o'clock
ami no information has been reciivr l
from there siueo that hour. Information
received early in the evening Indieaieh llixa
there aro washout and Ian, Mi, lea nil
along tho route, completely (os; ending
!. f l.ir t'aasnl we !. Ikan l.ono.
Dkcbt, Pa., May 31. The course of thn
torrent from the broken dam at tlio fool of
tin lake to Johnstown Is almost eighteiui
mile, and with the exception of atone
(xiint the water pasted through a narnov
V shnpod valley. Four mile lielow thu
dam lay tho (own of South Fork, where
the South Fork i'self empties into the
Conemaiigh I'lver. Tho town con
tained alKiutZI-.iNK) inhabitaiili. It
ha not lieeu heard fiom, but it i
aaid thnt four-llfths of it had betu inept
away. Four mile luither down nu llie
Comma, igh Itlver, which runs p.unilel
with the main line of the Pruuliin'4
Hnilroad, ws the town of Miueraf Point.
It bad NX) Inhabitant, p.) Mr cent, ef tie)
bouses bsiug ou aflat close tu liie i-cr.
It seems lmnog.4lhle nt tlilx timo to hnpo
thnt any of them have escaped. Six miles
further down was the town of Conoumugh.
and here alone was there a topographical
possibility, the spresding of the Hood nnd
the breaking of its force. It contained
2,500 inhabitants, nud must bo almost
Wood vale, witli 2,000 people, lny a milo
below Cohemaudi In the Hut, nnd ono milo
further down were Johnstow n nn I iti clus
ter ot sister towns Cumbria City, Cone
imiughborough with a totul population of
rttt.tx H, on made ground, and stretched
along right at the river verge were the
iumenre iron work of (ho Cumbria Iron
nnd Steel Coinpanv, who luiv
Js"0tin,0tH) iliveated in tlieir lilaut. PeMdea
this thero ure mnny other large industrial
rstiibliMhmentii on the bunk id tlm river,
tho damage to which cannot be e (limited.
At 1 1 o'clock p.m. a niilroud man savs
thn loss ol life will roach SiH and posillv
over 1,000. Tho reports of the loss of life
iu towns above ciunot bo continued.
lite Jnalsia unit Hiiaiirhnuuit I p.
Pirrsnino, Pa., May 111. A special
from Tyrone, Pa., says: Tho Juninta
P.lvcr ha overflowed its banks ut this
place aud flooded tho entire iouthem por
tion of the city, mining great destruction
to pro erty nnd tbo streets. People living
in the Hooded districts had to be removed
fiom their homes In w neons to places of
safety. All the railroads centering in this
plaeo aro greatly damaged by tho Hoods.
the water was never known to be so high at
this place. At Curweusville one mnn wns
drowned, aud at Cicnrllctd two voting
ladle were drowned in trying to cvcipe
from the tloodod district. The Sin-iiiie-
hnnus. ltiver has ovcrtlowcd its banks nt
Clenrtlold, and the cnliro place in under
water ami nil inenna ol cacspo cut oil.
Miiiiv iieoido havo gathered iu the court
house and opera-house ns a place ol
safetr. This evening it is still ruining
hard and the wuters rising rapidly.
Tb rmnsylvanln Konilaed Dane.
Piiilaiikli'iiia, Pa., May 31. The tracks
west of Johnstown aro at sonio points en
tirely carried away and tho roadbed gone.
The river for soma distance above tho
bridge is filled with buildings and drift
forty leel high, which is on lire and likely
lo (lanugo the bridge, which is ol stone.
the lloo l Is bevond control. Johinlown
is literally wiped out.
nr. N. I. Moere.
Ilicninm., Vii., May M.-Pr. 8. P.
Moore, who was Surgeou Uenerul ul tho
Confederate Slates, died suddenly at his
residence, in this city, tbi morning ol
congestion ol the lungs.
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Wtrk au .Natal V.-l I'n.hnH.
WAsiilM.roM, May III. Secretery Tracy
i vigorugiily piir.iuing hi policy, declared
at the beginning of bis administration, of
pushing to rapid completion the vcxe!
now under conjunction or niilhoried lo
be built. The Puritan w.n re enlly taken
to New York to lie completed, and order
have now la-un issued to make ready the
Ampil'Jo. anutlmr iiniomplrtel doiibo
turn-lei monitor,' lyinf at tbe ll irlm A
llolliugiuorth slupyarda, at iliinnglou,
Del., to be lowod to l-eagiio ixiaud. Mm
will Im completed at Unit navy yinl,
gnvitly to tho ilia.ippoiutmeul ol the 'ir
gllllil H-oiiln, who have been ejideavoiing
lo havo the woik done at Noiloik, to make
g'io, the ln-K of the Puritan.
All mile Fuel II a MsrilM;.
Ilouov, Mass., May III. -At the nnnii d
meeting of the Allaiili,' A Pacille H.iilronl
Coinp.iny toliy the ollow!ng diii'dois
Were eleeted; l F. Wini'.ow, Jesse Selig
man, W. F. liuekley, W. 1. Fruit, lliyce
(iray, K I A aid II. l'anlee, W. H. Si rung,
H. P. Cheney, (ieorge li. Mngoun, J. J,
Mel'ook, Alden Spe.ire, 1. Wade sud J.
The directors ehoso n ulliivpe Presi
dent, J. A. U'illiiimsou; MN-reiury and
tieasurer, II. W. (iardiier; nu I nor, F. K.
Ibiiicock; general manager ol weatern di
vision, D. H. Kolnuaon; of central ili
viaioii, II. I. Morrill.
Plesideilt II. ('. N mt rtsi'licd the ullice
ou acnitiiit of ill health.
Avrlilrmeal Menbrrtt, If nil,
Kvlal i -- ta li Hi 1 lis A.,-1.
Nk iii ni, Tenn., May lib Mr. Thomai
Paii the proprietor of a large sawmill
some twn miles south of town, was struck
in the fuen yesterday by a piece of timber
that i aught iu the saw nud severely and
pioli.ddy (ul.illy Injured. Tho bouea in
the front pail ol In fare aro badly
I r,kcu and but little hoie ol recovery aro
'I hi lie, ruing a the local freight was
l-ciiig made up, the lirein.in, named Hell,
fell fiom the engine and was f.iUlly In
Juiod. iir,ralr. Ulito (.as.
Hai.iimoiik, Md., May III, Joseph D.
(Ii.iiil, age, thirty llvn yeal,uild Ids wife,
Sophie (ii llit, aged thiity veers, Ixith col
ored, wero sullix-ated bv ga veaterduy in
llie new club-hoilMi fil the Jell'eraoll I 't ill
ix i.itic Asws'ialiou, No, '' North Knlaw
street, (r.intiiu l his wile bad been en
gag d rs servinls. They, went to Ix-d
N edmilay night slxiul . Il o'clock. On
opening the ihxir ol the room the gas was
found so di ns'i that it was om rxering.
It i'l not known whether the ga was
bloMii oul or impiiiH'rly tinned oil.
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A lleftarml Imllnn Oulhrrah.
Ciiii Aiio, HI,, May HI. A diipntch fnun
0, nulla, Neb,, snys: An Indian outbreak
1, reported in hey a P11I1.1 County, on the
Dakota bon'ier. N'ttlers urn said to Ih
lb m king into Norden, nud thn place is
Ix'ing forlille I. Whetiiur there is n ully
liny trouble, or this is "imply one ol the
peiuxl'i iil scares lo which limiticr 'tilers
lire auliji ct, is unknown at puveut.
Mm. !' lianal Mark.
I (.-, ,l I'1.1 li I'l 1 lis A.a-al.
I'im. Hi I i f, Ark., May UI.-MnJ. I'ole,
the el.xplellt ovniigeliat, llflel a slay of set
cr.il W' i k. left tin evening to liil an en
giigement nt Helena. Ilia ieli:;ioiia woik
bete has been won lerlul and unprcce
denied. llvlljr fc,rlniia I nllrrlf llry.
-I nt l'l, si, h to llm Ai"il.
llm i v Si'iiiM'S, Miss., May "I. Holly
Spmiga g'x'S dry today. Thn laxt regular
,il ion, nl.io a w liolendo liipior house,
cli'j tonight at IJ o'clix'k.
Illver Trti'trsr' ,
VI' KxlirRll. Mlaa. Mar '.. V
Fk I la Mtlni,li lr.'
U, i iiv ul Mutuus, Iu si. I f, ,rST
MH'I-VII.I.K, Kr., Majr SIT'', rl.lnii. with
I lrl U Im Iii a on the lalla, ae" 'VI 11 linliealu
ILic raiial. Wrsthsr cloudy suu .wol.
kl I.Ol tH. Mn Maf I -Klvr Hi liilamt
1 1-1 n r tVrsihiar rlomlT ami rnol. ArriuM: I n r-
a.--. Mi u.liia; Uiv ul Vlikabiog, Nakbea. ii
l.ual. Ciitisk, Msaisbii.
SNOW AND RAIN.
Unseasonable Wcathor Universal.
It Snow In Jaokeon, Tona, and
Froet Prevails About Us.
Crops Are Not Damaged Mac'j,
However, Owing to the Rein.
Terrlflo Gales and Tornadoes Worls
Sad Hot jo, and Although
Keerythlng la Overshadowed by tl
Johnstown Catastropbo, De&la aud
Doslrucllon Boom to Bo Hold
Ing High Carulval-Lo3o
Hlioelul T't-.aMi toTlio ArprsL
Toi i.os, Tenn., May 31. The long
looked (or and much welcomed rain fell
jestenhiy. Tho rain commenced nt 10:10
o'clock nnd fell in torrents for about one
hour, aud then fell slowly for tho balauc
of the evening nnd throm.;h tho night. The
drouth lasted about seven weeks only a
few showers in the meantime, Thute was
a grout deal of cotton tlm needed the rain
to bring it up, although sunn of it wis up
nnd is worked outand looles very well. Corn
stiwwl tbo drouth remarkably well and !
looking greon, hut is xm ill. It is id la
KV not a drop ol ruin tell Irom April 7 to
June 7 nnd a large crop of col ion was
made, 'llio ihermomn.ui' Cauds t this
morning, nnd n brink n ,r;!i wind i Uuw
ing Willi drir.lltig rain. 11 there it toe
lunch cool weather it will inteileio UU
the sprouting of cotlou see l, ll m laxr
working well and everybody sovius lo be
in good spirit niter the raiii.
Tarnaila In Heal Virginia.
Maiitimmh mi, W. Va., May 1I1.A for
undo struck a section of country live
miles cast of hero yesterday tfternoott
sud afler demolishing a vast auibuut of
proicrty it passed down tho Po.onmo
Hivnr, upriHitiug Inn-, overturuing small
venM'ls nud playing havoc generally with
small buildings near tho bank of the
stream. Tho slorin traveled over nn srit
ol ten miles mi l then passed nut lo se.v
Very lew tree wero left standing along
thn water f - 1 1 1 . Those that escaped were
tw i-tcd oui if shape.
'llie hoiiMi ul Martin Horion, which
stoixl directly In the tornado' path, was
lif.ed fiom it i foiindaiions. Two women
who weiu iu the ht'.lu frame kitchen were
hurled twenty feet and seriously injure' L
A b.irn in which (icorge Vognl and J.
Powell bad lakeii ri'fuge wns blown down
and the two men killed. The damage to
llie crops wui great.
Pr!4c (arriril Away.
Cn u:i nxTos, W. Va., May III. Heavy
rain lavun tailing here at noon yesterday
nud eoii'inued until a late hour lust night,
which caused a flood In the trlh'ltaile of
llm Kanawha ll'ivrr. Tl.e. ChesniK-iiko A
Oli.o l.' nlro.id bridge over Vabil Creek
wss carried nwav, sud booms .i) K'k and
Coal linen swept away, and million of
doilms worth of timlxT, luinbur snd rail
road ties swept nwuv. Iti feared that a
purl lull of the city will be siilimemed. TU
nveis lire a. ill using. Tho thermometer
A OhoaTr (.l llrlr is.
Nr.w Yiiiik, May SI. A heavy sin was
blown from the rkil of a IioU-mi iu I -l-il
Foiii tit'iilh street to I. iv. A show er of
l,i lika and n pn i of coping were brought
down with it, tour children who were
gathering weiul in Imnt ol the building,
weie (.truck by llie lading inn. lies and
'bndlv hurt, one of the n receiving a frac
tured skull and tht. othen severe scalp
II hnrrp a I, a- ria,tiae V alle-.
II viimi-mws Md., May .11. A lerrifle
stoim p.is.ed over the Potomac Kiver dis
trict of Waahinglon County yesterday af
toinoon. It seemed to follow tho course
ol the river, leaving dei Miction In its
tracks nnd blowii'g down buildings, tree
and fences and ruining k rowing crop.
Tvlegiaph and telephone wem are down
aud ii i impos-ihle lo olita'u particulars.
ins Main tail In I'lane.
Xv al i.Ml, tl l.i Ilia A ;..L
Nkwiiiuv, Tinu., May 31. Plenty ol
rain has fidlen in this -eel ion In tho Inst
lew days. If Ihu diy "n !l had lasted much
longer the elop pruH'Cl Would have Ix-cU
very glimliiy Indeed. Harvest will coin
ineiii-ii bcio tin week. The crop, hoar
liver, U light.
lira' I r.iat nl lalaniksa,
K-, Ul In. i'ad ll I'l 1 he Ai i-l.
Col l tint ', Mias., May .11. There was
quite n heavy frost hero this morning,
though not enough to do any wrlou dam
age. This is the l.ile.t thill frost bus ever
Inch known lien. 'I he thermometer wvut
down to li-V.
Haas at Jsrka.au, 1'snn.
F i'l I 111 tii li Iu I Ur Apfoal.
J vi ksos, Tenn., May 31. It snowed
h to yi sterdny, and this morning the rixif
ol Hi bouses wem covered With a big
white fro,!, 'llie damage to vcgctJltuHi
and growing eioii is but slight, oa cvcry-N
thing was wit.
Naoa la Ihr ItrfaiM ml nil Iwrarau
W a u aii, Ind., May HI. Tbo licavlet
r.iinf.ill iu V".irs has lxen prevailing
throughout tlm re .don for two day, At
I'.en'oti ll.ul.or, Mich., snow (ell to the
depth of ,x imliis. Snow is also reported
at other places.
I limila In I nil 'sns.
Win win, lud.. May 3l.-IIain ba
f.dleti w itboiil ci'naing for forty-f ight hours,
und it i hanged to snow vealerday after
iu in. Thine Im Ixeii nearly twenty-two
inches id rainfall nud nun h iI.hiih.vj will be
II akmoui mo, 'a., May "I. Tliere
was a great Hoiin in thiimviiiin last night.
The wind blewapeifect hinncinK. Wheat
was blown down, tnes ni'r.Kited, houw
uiirooled and fence laid low. The dam
age ist great.
or ii I rx HulnrA
C.Ai .i:i, Id.. May III. -A heavy whlto
frost vixitcd this section ycHcrdiy morn
ing. Corn in low iiroiiud was blasted lo
the' sprout nnd nil kinds of louder fruit
killed. 'lhe damage Is veiy serious.
Ihe llrrrral Murua In lraVr.
MuiniiA.v Cirv, Ind., May 81. A
uorllie.i-ter, the tleicext storm knows
here for vear, uow pievail. Snow full
here yesterday to the depth of aboul