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--THE' APPEAL- I fSFfotV- TfT C ' ll 3 ' lit If
Rat a larger dallvetreaUttoa.
thaa any other imnptpn la
Teanessee, MUiUtlppt, Ark&a.
Ml, Alabama and Taut,
MEIUTIIIS, TENN., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5. 18S9.
VOL. XLIXNO. 129
Are Needed More Than Any thing Else
Mn Cnmnollad to Tiler t.ha OrRTaa
for Tholr Own Families.
The Poor Fellows Act as Undertak
ers and Pall Bearers for Tholr
Dear Onos Who Were Swept Away
by the Flood and Drowned,
The Onoo Prosperous Little City a
Vast Oharnol House.
Every Moment Now the Body of
Borne Poor Vlotlm is Found.
The Valley Resounds With the
Moans and O roans.
Tirrt Tli mi a n rS nViaaHvnritlAa TTaita
Already Been Heoovered,
And the Figure of Lives Lost is Still
Kept at 10.0OO.
William Honry Smith Investigate the
Dam Question and Finds That In
stead of Bains' Constructed of
Boltd Granite It Wm Built or
Shale and Straw Note
Johnstown, I'n., June 4. A Poliun of
calamity is piled with each passing hour
lie ro upon tho Oxsa of calamity already
uncovered. Kvery moment now tlio body
of soino oor victim is taken from tho
debris, and (lie town, or tlio remnants of
it, to write with accuracy, is one vast
charnel-house. The teem s nt tlio exicm
pori.od morgue nro beyond owvrs of do
sill pi ion iu tlieir ghastlinc, while moans
anil groans of tho suffering survivors. toss
ing iu itgoiiy with bruised snd tunneled
bodies, or screaming in delirium of fever
ns they issue from tlio numerous tempo
rary hospitals, make even tlio itotitest
hearted quail with terror. Nearly 2,(H)
Wlies lisve ulready been recovered, ami
ns the work of examining the wreckago
progremcs the conviction grow tliat tho
magnitude of the calamity ha not yet
been spproximutcd. Conservative call
males this moruing put tho number of lust
at 7,000, and many men of calm judgment
and who aro not wont to exaggerate, who
have iM'en uwn the ground from tho
outset, pluce the number at 10,000. Tho
debris wedded against the big Pcnnsylva
Yia sluiio biidgo is ajill burning, aud the
efforts of tho tin-men to quench or stay
tho progress of tho (lames are as futilo as
wcie those otGulIivcr' Lilliputian firemen.
The.mass, which unquestionably forms
A ri MIMtAL t'VIIK VOU Tllol'SAMHl
of victims, who lie buried beneath it, is
burning and in likely to bum for weeks
to come. Tho Haines aro not active, but
burn away iu a sullen, determinel fashion
as though bent for once iiHn proving how
futile nro man's effort when tho fire god
is aroused, and, pcrhapn, udcr all, the
hand of Providence is iu il, for the sugges
tions mado by tho physician yesterday,
that tlio bodies not buried bo allowed to
bo rrcmsted iu tho interest of public
health, and which aroused such a sloim of
indignation among the surviving populace,
is viewed with more calmness '.inlay, and
thero Is a growing sentiment that it is,
after all, tho best solution of tho problem.
Week and months w ill be required to re
move the stupendous mass by srtillciul
means, and tneuniimo tlio rolling, putri ty
ing remain of poor humanity buried
therein, would bo dealing pollution and
death to all tho surrounding country. The
a fill desolation of the oceno hss been do
scribed often enough already to render
reetition of tho attempt hero unnec
essary. These descriptions have lieen as
truthful sud graphic ss it Is possible for
man to make them; but Bono have been
adequate, none could be. Where once
stood solid, unbroken business blocks for
squaro after square with basements and
subccllura, there is now a level plain ns
freo from obstruction or excavation as the
fair fields of Arcadia, after they had been
swept by tho British (lame. The major
Snd prettier portion of the beautiful city
, literally been
t:d most th pack or rut kartii.
.rowds of strsngcrv anxiously watched
iho wreck this morning from tho railroad
bridge and as far up tho river on both
Ides ns I ho eye can reach. At Johnstown
proper the rescuer continuo to bring in
bodies by the hundred.
Thoiuss Williams, the husband who
lost his wife and family, recovered his
wife's remains and took them up tho
mountain, where ho dug a grave an J
buried them himself. II said: "This is
tho most terrible, thing I hsv ever dnnfl.
Hut when I buried them all ha been
Mrs. Fredericks, an aged woman, wss
rescued alive from the atlie In her bouse
yesterday afternoon. Tho liou.i bad
floated from what was formerly Vin
street to tho foot of tho mountains, sirs.
Fredericks say her cxerience was terri
ble. Wis w hundred of men, women
acd children floating down the torrent to
meet their death, some praying, while
Others actually became raving maniac.
Wrecker sre working nearer tbe bridge
today than at any time since tho disaster.
The special trsin of Iht Masonic Belief
Anociutbn, which left Pittsburg at 1
o'clock yesterday afternoon on tho Balti
more. & Ohio, did not roach here until Just
' -'or midulght, at which time it wna lin
liblo to do anything. I'nder the clr-
istancc, the party concluded to pas
"le night iu tlie car, which they did.
making themselves ns comfortnblo ns pos
siblo with packing boxej for beds and can
dle boxes for pillows. Tho party is in
charge of W. S. Brown. It was met early
this morning by Charles A, Mcl'eely, who
Is in chargo of tho
WSTRini'TION OK RKIJEP
hero and spent tho morning placing sensi
ble relief brought up yoiterday among
Masonic sufferers whore it would do the
most good. In addition to a largo quantity
of cooked food, sandwiches, etc., as well
as flour and provisions of every descrip
tion, the relief committee brought up 100
outfits of clothing for women and n similar
number for girls, and a miscellaneous lot
for men mid boys. Tho women's outfit
aro complote, and includes underwear,
stockings, shoes, drosses, wraps nnd hats.
They aro most acceptable in the prcsont
crisis, nnd much suQVring has already boen
relieved by them. All tho goutlcmen
comprising tho committee nro indefatiga
ble in their efforts to relieve suffering, and
under tho energetic and capahlo direction
of Messrs. Brown and Mcl'oely is doing
excollent work today.
Tho searcher started to work early, and
up to 0 o'clock 150 bodies have boon taken
from tho ruins. Most of them aro unrec
ognizable, and aro being taken a way and
buried as fust ns possible. One
of the unfortunnto things about
tho whole affair is that in a vast number of
cases whero tho bodies ore almost com
pletely burned there is some clothing or
something of tho kind which make the
identity of the body almost complete.
What is necdod here today more than
anything else is grave-diggers. This morn
ing hundred of bodies were lying
around, and there was no ono to dig
grave. Thi morning there have at
rinv rrxKRAt. trot-mmo
passed tbe Associated Press he idqunrtcrs.
It wss not an unusual sight to see two or
three coffins going ulong ono after an
other, followed by a number of mourners,
nil in the saino family. It is iuijHswiblo
to secure wagons or conveyances of any
kiud, consequently all funural processions
aro ou foot.
William (hiffney, an insurance agent at
this place, had a very pitiful duty to per
form tiiis morning. On his lather's and
wife' ida ho loit fourteen relatives,
among them hi wife and family. This
morning he got a man to tako his deceased
relatives to tho grave, and ha had tho
iniurnful duty of digging his wife's ami
children's graves nud burying them. In
sM-nking of the latter this morning he
said: "I never thought Hint I could per
form such a sail duly, but 1 had to do it,
nud I did it No one has any idea of the
feelings of a man w ho acts as undertaker,
grave-digger and pall-bearer for his own
Tho saddest sight lo.le seen on the
river bank thi morning was tho case of
Mr. Gilmoie, who has hut his wife and
family of five children. Kvor since the
calamity this old man ho been seen on
the river bank looking for his family. Ho
insisted ou Iho firemen playing a stream
of water on the place whoro the bouse
formerly stood, and w here he supposed
the lodies of his family lay. Tho llremen,
rocognUing his feelings, played the stream
on tho placo for several hour thi morn
ing, and at last tho rescuer got to the
plae tho old gentleman said hi house
"I know tho Wlies aro thero nnd you
nuiHt llud thorn." On went tho roscujrs
after this plea. When at last one of the
men picked up a burned, charred i-kull,
evidently that of a child, this stirred tho
old man up, and he exclaimed: "Thct is
my child. There lies my family, go on,
and get the rest of them."
Tho workmen continued, and la a few
minutes they cam to tho remains of tho
mother sod three other children.
Till! IIKAPS W KRK COM PLKTEI. Y HI'MNRD Orr
but there was enough of their clothing left
to recognize them by. What was left was
picked up and placed in coffins, the old
gentleman following closely tho men who
were carrying the coffins.
There was a scene, of considerable activ
ity at tho headquarter of Adjutant-General
Hsstlngs, on tho east side, early this
morning. The Sheriff at this place made
a request on (ion. Uniting to call out one
regiment of the National Guard. HosUtod
that ho did not want them called out on
account nfnnytrouble.but to guard against
anything that might happen, (ion. lias
tings Immediately telegraphed Col. Porch
ineni, of Pittsburg, to order out the Kour
teeuth Ilegiment. They have not yet
answered, but when they do they will be
stationed in Johustown proer to guard
the buildings from tho act of tho thieve.
Gen. Hastings 1 hiring all tho men be can
to Secure and remove the debris, and I
offering 12 day and their food and shelter.
Booth & Finn, the I'ittiburg contract
ors, have a largo number of man at work
and hsv placard about tho stone bridge
calling for L',0K) men, and offering theta t'i
a day. The Cambria Iron Work aro al
ready preparing to gut tholr work in o
ration. It hi probabio that two of tho fur
nace will be in oK-ration by the end of
Iho week. Men were at work all day yes
terday cleaning tho dam out, and this
morning tho company had OX) men at
work. Gen. Hastings was eeen later in
tho dny and when ankcJ what caused him
to ordor out the militia (aid: "There I
no need of sny troops to quell any disturb
ance, but now there are at Ica-t 2,000 men
at work in Johustown clearing up the
debris, and I think that it will not hurt to
bav the Fourteenth Itegiinent hero, as
they can gnsrd the banks and all valuable.
Hi Hienir consulted me la Hi matter.
11 staled bis men were about worn out,
and be thought that we had bettor hav
ome soldier. I ordered them."
the iLUt-Ai 1. 1 r Rains.
At Oast Twwy I'rntM UhIMc
Uvea la Ibis Way,
JosMrowx, 1'a., June . It la now
definitely settled that at least twenty to
lorty.peoplo were lost on the two section
of th day cxpre that left Pittsburg at
o'clock . w., Friday, and the Johnstown
nccommodation thnt was nbout to leave
Johnstown that afternoon. Thoro have
been numerous conflicting rcportH about
how many trains were caught in the flood,
but from most reliablo reiwrts it has been
aiuvrtnincd that three trains wero caught
by tho water. Mr. Kdward N. Mct'ul
lough, of tho Westmoreland Coal Co., was
among tho passengers on the day express
cast, oh Friday morning. Ho stales posi
lively that there wero two sections of tho
day express and tho Johustown accommo
dation caught in the flood. Said ho, "It
is my opinion that at least twenty people
were drowned from Iho trains, in fact, I
can count that many myself. And tho
death rate may go as high as forty. Thero
was one parlor car nud three sleepers on
the express nnd several oilier earn.
"Wo did not know of tho Hood until
about thirty seconds boforo it was upon
us. We heard tho whistling of tho en
gines, nnd all w ho could ran to tho hills.
Among tlio pi.MoiiL'on were two young
ladies, ono of whom I think, live iu' Pitts
burg, nnd tho other, who had been visit
ing rittsburg, lived in New Joraev.
They heard tho warning and ran out of
tho car, hut it was muddy, ami they wont
back for their overshoes, und lieforo ihey
could got away thev wero caught by the
water and drowned. Tho next morning
wo found both of them cold in death.
Tho lady from Now Jcrscv had a bouquet
which she brought fro:n Pittsburg, mid it
was Iving beside her.
"Tliecolored porter and one woman wero
the laHt from one of Iho sleeping cars. Thn
porter tried to save tlio woman and they
wore both drowned. In another car an old
gentleman w as lost, nnd iu the n.irlor car a
womnn lwt her husband nud sister and
another l.tdy passenger and her three chil
dren were bsL The womsu made a des
perate effort to save Iho children, but it
was useless to try ns the odds wi re soirroat
against her. A woman named Christian,
who live iu Mississippi, wo lost from ono
of the cars and twelve )awicners in the
day couch are iniiuiug. Tho Pullman car
took lire and w ere totally destroyed. Ona
of Daly' theatrical companies was on one
of the trains, but I do not think any of the
member wero lost It is said that at least
pleven of tho peoplo lost from the train
wero Pittsburgers, but it is impossible to
ascertain any names. Tho railroad com
pany have some names of the misting but
return! KJsitivo1y to give them out until
they nro certain tho .oplu huve bocu
Adjutant-Cieueral Hasting in nn inter
view this morning stated that he wihhed
to deny stories published in certain new
paers to tho effect that there had been
some w holes.ilu lynching and rioting here
aince Sunday. Kiid he: "Tin so report
nro utterly devoid of truth, and will only
injure the papers that publish them. Any
one here knows that there is no truth iu
these statements, but tho ienple away
from here have no means of obtaining iu
formation only through tho newipiperi.
I think thero is enough truth to tell hero
without publishing false and seusatiuiiul
aoUtTlllftU A UOl t THAT DAW.
II Wa4'nfriM-ll lh MmI Inferior
Mdlrrlul- . Ileurjr Niullb Inlka.
JoiisxToivM, Pa., Juno 4. I notice
that ona of tho Uicinlur of the fish
ing club said yesUr lay that tho club had
not tiled an indemnity bond, as claimed
by a citizen of Iibonnburg, and that no
complaint had b'-cn made about tho safety
of the dam by any of tho Johnstown i Al
iens. Ho I undoubtedly correct abcot lot
bond, but I misleading a to the t-..el.ii
part of hi stateirciil. Thero is rol a
i hnilow of doubt but that citiicu of CVin
bri County frequently complained, and
that at the liino the dam was constructed
a vigorous effort was mado lo put a stop to
tho work. Il i truo that tho lender in
thi movement w as not a ciliscn of Johns
town, but ho was and I a largn mine
owner iu Cumbria County. His inino ad
joins the n-servoir protiorly. He rvlatn.1
to me on Saturday tlio story of his labors
in sn effort to protect the lives and prop
erty of thn pH)pl in that valley. Il.i
was frequently on tho spot and bis ow n
ciiifinocr iiiHpcvled th work, lie says tho
embankment was principally of shale, and
clavaudlhat straw was used to stop tho
lenkinst of water while thn work was going
nil. Ho called on tho Hieriff of Csiubrin
County anil told him it was his duty lo
ai'ply to con it for sn injunction. Tho
MuriiT promised to give the matter hi at
tention, but instead of going Ix'fore the
court, went lo the Cambria Iron Company
for consultation. An employe w as sent up
to make an ineclion sud liis hqxirt was
favorable to the reservoir work. The Sher
iff went no fuitlier. But the Bcntleman
referred to said ho had not failed to make
fmlibc hi proUt nt the lime and to renew
I frequently. Thi recommendation for
an Injunction and protect were spoken of
by citizens of Allooua as a hackneyed sub
ject. Continuation was certiinly had
alMiiit Forks, Omcmaugh, Mil I vale mid
Johnstown on that fatal Iriday. The
rumor of an expected break wss
prevalent early in the day, but citizens re
marked that tho rumor was a familiar in
cident of the annual fnxhets. It ass the
old story of "wild wolf." They gave up
the drat floor to the water, nnd retired up
stair to wait until the river should recede,
as they bad done often before, scouting the
olt told story of tho breaking of tho reser
voir. Th reader will see ut once (he ro
msrkablo conflict Is-tween I list shale sud
clay story of the ilium owner relerred to
mIkjvC. slid tho published statement of
Gen. Moreliead, who bad chargo of the
construction, that tho masonry w as o( solid
grsuitssnd limcstono, and was believed to
Vm) a enduring a the pyramids of Fgvpt.
The awful disaster would seem to confirm
the allegation of th use o( unlit material
in tho construction.
The ntimlMjr of pswenger of the day
express known to huvii ht-u lost nre six,
besides there are two Iodic unaccounlod
for. but who may yet be alive.
A conductor who wss nt ('uiiomaugh on
that fan fill day claim lo have run through
the cars snd told the pa'scngcrs lo run lo
tho moiiulsiiis. The pawenger who sur
vived sre anxious to niiiku the acquaint
ance of Ihst same conductor. They cer
tainly neither taw him or heard In in on
Friday. Jl.s intention may have been
good, hut tho good deed was omitted.
When the psNv-ngcrs reached the moun
tain side they found there two conductors
In benuldul white on. Their manlier
was calm and their clothing was un
titled. I skcd ono of them why ho did
not notify the paswngers of Ilia breaking
of th dam. Ho replied In some
confusion Hint he bad not tint. His com
panion mado a reort lo bis siierlor,
which rcrt was carried over tho moun
tain by s pawcngor Ihst iiluht, but there
wss nothing iu it to indicst thst passen
ger were any 1 1 his evuecra. Ho reported
tho loss of two trains. In striking con
trast to tho neglect of duty of tho conduc
tors, it it ideasaiit to note the manly con
duct of othora. First always first men
lion could be made of the locomotive en
gineer and firemen whose bravery nud
devtoion wero conspicuous. They never
n:gl cted toglvesuch warningnsthcy could
in t'.io face ol danger and in some case of
certain death. A brnkeineii riding dead
head, whoso nnmo cannot bo recalled,
rendered splendid service in rescuing
women nnd children nt tho risk of
his own life. J. S. Alur, Pullman
conductor, was efficient and co.d-headed,
W. II. WoodVj cook of Iho car Aragon,
ainl John II. nugh, porter of tho parlor
car, stood manfully by I). (). Griffith, of
tho Norwich line, in the rescue of pa.sscn
gers. It was Woody w ho stood upon the
top of the car Arugon, w ith nxo in hand,
ready lo cut the roof to luevcnttho smoth
ering of thoso within. Wo think belter of
our race with uch examples before us.
Wm. Hkskv Smith.
This Awful Nalatljr llrrnks On! Anion
inrvlvoni f Hi llcxt.
Joiinstows, Pa., Juno 4. I'p the
ranges' sides of rrospeot Hill, tho same to
which several hundred (erritled people
Hod to escape tho flood last Friday night,
your correspondent scrambled this after
noon. Ho came up on a pneumonia
scourge which bid fair to do for a num
ber of tho ccnpd victims what the Hood
could not, lVath has pursued them to
their highest places, and terror will not
Kvery littlo house on tho hill, and there
are a hundred or two of them, had thrown
it' door ojien to receive the bruised and
half clad fugitives on the dark day of the
deluw, and every ono 1 now a crude
hospital. Half of the women who bad
scaled tho bights were so overoonio with
(right that they have boon bed ridden
ever since. There had been pneumonia
on the hill, but only a few Isolated coses.
Today, however, several fresh case de
veloped among tho flood fugitives and a
local physician said the prospects for a
scourngo aro nil too promising. The en
feebled condition of the patients, tlio un
healthy atmosphere prevsding the valley
and the iioccHKtrily close quarter.' in w Inch
the people are crowded render tho spread
of the disoaso aim st certain. Today a ray
of light omiiiu in the nature of a carload of
provisions, and a not h or containing clean
mattresses und teddiiig from Columbus,
O, all specilled for th Prospect Hill
On this oiuinciifo stand the Cambria
City Hospital, and ill this rambling co'.-Iiw-it
resemble one in exterior ami
comforts -a great w ork is being done
through the combined agencies of medical
science nnd brotherly love. Tho hospital
is iu charge of a corp of Altoona phvsi
riuus, which the Pennsylvania ituilroad
Company rushed to the' scone tho morn
ing niter Iho Hood. Their name aru: M.
J. Buck, William Findiav, W. N. Iloss. I .
U. Arney, W. S. Itrnix-r, J. K. Harmon,
A. L Spangle, Henry Jacob and H. M.
Sctlers. J. I. Hicks, attorney for tho
Pennsylvania li.iilrosd Company, Is chair
man of the alieruatiiiif relief committee.
assisted by thn Hon. J. V. Curry, also of
Altoona. ilio wards are lull of bruised
and siifferinit ones who wore dragged from
liio tcclh ol the Hood.
About 4 o'clock this evening tho charred
body of a young womsu wss uncovered
a short distance atHive the stone bridge.
Oil her linger was found a slender gold
ring, on the plain of which were engraved
Ihn initials "K. J. It." She wore a trit-d
woolen drexs and a black underskirt. I bo
body wss tako n to tbe Fourth Ward
Several yellow flag w urn noticed tick
ing up from thn black wn-ekagn abovo the
stone bridge. This was a new plan adopted
by the s.inilury rorii to in lieulo at what
Kiut Ixclies liS( bts'll located. As it
grows dark the Haun are still up, and an
other day will dawn upon t.io imprisoned
remains. People who had lost friends
snd suposed they hsd drifted Into the
fatal place, ecrod down into tiio charred
m in a vain endeavor to recognise bo
D I I. Ill r Ml.ktHSM.
Malksra karri flea lltrlr l.lr-t:4ara
'. Will' Kohls t aarnsr.
JniiNsroWK, Pa., June 4. The aad !ory
of tho Cotiemaiigh I not without it deed
of beroisiu. Tho appnlling scene of hoi
Mrdeveloied daring onur.ign where leust
existed, white every day heroes in Die
Iho midst of the terrifying scene usually
degenerated into arrant cowards. Those
who viewed the frightful vni of fire and
flood agree that thn bopcloaiinesa of the
ituilioa wss flrwt fully roilir'd by women,
ml that by tiie lender c was exhibited
that dauntles courage which i born of
ristignatlun. Mothor coolly aucriflced
tboinselvi-s to tho fury of the flood or Are
lo save the live of their children and
loved one. Not irifri-quently Soiim ale
faced Woman, clinging with her child lo
floating debris and rcaliz ng Unit tho sup
Mrt was too frail for twn, would bo Ki n
to lilt her Precious burden hich uism the
floating debris, and with a hasty kiss, did.
ding ol farewell to nil that bound her to
the wc rid, sink lenesth thn inky ws yes.
Kdward C. Will I a young foundry.
man of Cambria, tweiny-seven year
oil, whom no on ever iujcc
ted of xasiiig morn than ordinary
courage. When Iho flood ws at it
bight and people were lloaliu down the
rusbinj torrent iu hundreds, ill rushed
to bis bout, and senseless lo the pies hnirs
of wife and relative, shuved In frail craft
far out into thn angry current. Gliding
rapidly along.il. lo a floating roof, iiisin
which a woman ao l two children were
kneeling with blsiichr-l fare an I stony
stsrn, he skillfully evaded Ilia olmtrm tiona
Hint every minute lbrrtiiol to crush bis
cockle-shell craft, and lifting the terrorized
creature to bis boat, shot i iom the cur
rent bs k lo the bank whence be cuino. A
shout of applause swi'llcd from th crowd
thst lined Iho banks, lint unmoved ,y
Jdsudils, young Will repeat"! bi perilous
oumey, not once, but re.ru line s, until
twenty-two live had be- n saved by his
indnmitahl energy. 'Iho next day
when tho most ol Jnliiistown was still
underwater, Will ascen I'd the stream to
the dosobits city, and a.'ani d.stinginshed
lilmas'lf by man ad ol heroism sud en
d ursine. Ibe .tribute loo fnls'iine can
not be paid to hi noble character; but
after all, among the l.oio'S that these
trsiig (reiiisi developed, ho I only on
of the many.
On rial r Iba Mia-nliSasl Dea4.
JoiiNsiown, pa., Juno f - Thi ws the
day at aside by the citlr 'i"' coimuiiti-e
for tho burying of all lb" uui letitilled
deal, that have been laving hi the
uiorguu since Suuday. At U o'clock I las
morning the men who wore in charge of
tho burying started to work nnd have
b:'on busy all dnv. Thero are no pathetic
scenes at these burials. Tho men who
have been hired to do the work seem to
do it just as a mutter of business. Tho
bodies are being interred iu tho cemetery
nearest tho place whore tho bodies woro
found. About noon a procession of nbout
li ft v coflinod IkhIIcs was feeu going up tho
hill above the railroad. There was not a
mourner present and tho tiht was u
ghastly one to behold. It will take several
days to bury the bodies now iu the differ
ent gr.ivcvards, n there woro few graves
dug until this morning, and no imple
ments to diir them with. However, a
largo detachment of men nrrivod from
Pittsburg this morning, and they wero put
to work to dig graves al once. Altogether,
nbout ;UHI bodies wero taken to tho differ
ent cemeteries this morning.
A Verjr Tonrbiii Inrlilrnl.
Johnstown, Pa., Juno 4. A wealthy
young Philadelphia!! named Oglo recently
became engaged Ion Johnstown Indy.Mis
Carrio Hielil. They wero l bo wedded in
tho middle of June and both parties wero
preparing for tho ceremony. The lover
hoard of tho terrible Hood, but knowing
thai the residence of his dear ono was up
in tho hills full little fear for her safely.
To muko sure, however, ho slartod (or
Johustown, arriving today. Near Iho
Fourth street morgue ho met Mr. Hiehl.
"Thank God, you nro safe!" bo ex
claimed, nud then added: "Is Carrie
".ho was vUtting In tho valley when
Iho flood came," was the mournful reply.
Thou ho beckoned the young mail to enter
the chamber of death. A moment later
Mr. Ogle was kneeling nnd kissing lb
cold white face. From tho lifeless linger
be sbpiM-d a tbiu gold ring, and iu its
place put ono of his own. Then ho stole
quietly out, one of tho thousands mado to
mourn by tho bursting of the bouth Fork
l.rtanaMol Orflll kvafs al Altaaaa.
Piiit.Aiici.ritiA,- Pa,, Juno 4. The fol
lowing persons desire that their friends nt
the place named tie notified thai they are
at Altoona and well: 11 Orgill. Memphis,
Teiin.; Carrio Barber, Manilla, Iowa; J,
B. Vandyke, Sudbury, Pa.j E. T. Meyer,
Ohio; I wis Wald, Cincinnati, O.; I. I).
Homier, Pittsburg. Pa.; Frank K. Felt,
Chicago, 111.; M. Prid lie, PilUdmrg. Pa.;
1'riink lluttou, Washington; Delhi llvnd
man, Clueinnull, . O ; A. ('. Miili'kcu,
Pittsburg, Ph.; J. F. Mitchell, Cleveland,
.; Mr. li. P.ulaski, S:. loins, Mo.; M. K
ItiHsly, l'ltlhbnrg, Pa.; M. K. Brady, Chi
cago, III.; John Koherts, Philadelphia, Pa.;
T. J. I'inletler, lliiludelphiu, Pa ; J odd
Stewart, Knns.u City, Kas.; l.ulu Cub
luight, Logansporl, I ml.
ki 'iim mi'Tioi.
Valnahle I Isanrlal AM llrlns Renilerrsi
ka ( surinsath hull. rrrs.
Tho follow ing subscriptions were raised
for tho Jidinstown sufferer yesterday:
Illi'lllllStl WM tt.sl
l.fiTiil.iu riiics l.i' Uniiiiu f.,tm
I hlrsrii M.IXI
N.-w Yoik M i.i.'oi
liul.Mllr LojrU hi i'itiIc j, in)
Mauy other cities will hold mas meet'
ilia's tomorrow and the largest aulmcripliou
ever raised are exrlod.
1 Ik MlaiMi,t (ril.l I'rllawa.
Spis tal IU,m. h In Thi- AsmL
Maioi, Miis., June 4. To the Subordi
nate 1-odg' Sof Miksinsippi: You sre urg
ently leq'lcfled to adopt piompt and ef
fective measures for raising money for the
benefit of Odd I'elloWS suffering from tho
sppslling II khI dis u-tor at Johnstown, Pa.
lU iiieinlieriiig how wo wero suivoiod when
a ternbl.t xiatilciico walked in our own
midst, lei us Show by our n-SKnn lh.it
tho irreat lesson of U-nevoleiice and chnr.ly
is still fresh in our hearts.
Bemil all fund secured by sppropna
lion or contriliiilions to J nines 11. Nichol
son, No. ill North Sixth street, Philadel
phia, Pa. Itontiir C. Psrrv,
TIIK UH. CIIUNIN VAbO.
WoodrurT, the llorae 1 ulef. Tail Another
bturr, and Quite a New On.
Citti'AiKi, III., Juno 4. Tho many con
tradictory confession of the imprisoned
horse thief, Woodruff, alia Black, regard
ing the Cronin mystery, were rpcd this
afternoon by a brand new narrative from
him regarding the affair. Huriug tbe in
quest Puli'.sj Captain N houck, who was on
the wilm-ss stand, had testified a to thn
Investigations which followed tho art-cat of
Woodruff for borso stealing, and retold
the whole of Woodruff varied stories
Unit men whom he claimed Were named
King and Faiiburu, and Ibocsiryiug off of
a woman's body in tho trunk. 1 no Cap
lain was asked if he bad bad any recent
conversations with Woodruff, sud aoourod
the consent of Slate's Attorney liug
lin ker Is lore reiilyini?.
"Ves," ha s iid. "WisHlrufT sent for me
Iho day the Grand Jury was in session on
thi case, slid we went toiMhor into the
private loom at thn Jail. WisMlruff went
ou lo say thst there ws Kd many
things be hsd not lob I sbmt Ibn ease.
continued by saving that bo was in a sa
loon on Illusion si reel nesr rraiikliu one
sllornoon with King and Kaiihiirn when a
strange man enlernl and t'Mik King ssele.
Woodiufl said Ibe mau hsd a big roll of
money and that be gave some to King and
more lo I airburn. Uiey went out to
gether and the stranger left thorn nt tb
door. Alur be bad gone ixslrutr smd
be uaked King who il W 04 slid Kill said.
'1 hut Is the great lawyer, Alexander Sulli
Cupt. fvhssi k addud, In ply aluror'
qiirstion, that Ihn next day inter Wo-hI-rutl
hsd been Indicted (or lioran-atciiling
he sent w ord that lis wouldii t talk any
The iWy Am o lny says that Wool-
ruff thi morning dm lured: "I ain't
going to got tlio worse ol It, although there
are im'0i! trying to give it lo mn. I alii t
an It lh Catholic, and I sopposo thn Irish
will try to give me the worst of it. but they
bad better lk out. If I find limy
aro trying to do that I'll mako aoinn
of ihomiiiiiik Hale i not more than
live iniuubsj distant"
The inqinst t'slsy, Ijeshb- Copl,
Ss lisai k' Usitiiuouy, developed little that
was new or Interesting. Th morning
was (alien up in listening to th" evident o
of tho pdtceuion who saw the wagon
which rarrie( tho trunk containing lr.
Ciuuin' bo ly on tho night of tho tragedy
and to that of the physician who made
t'spt. Schuack was on lh stsnd over an
hour and went over tho livery (table trans
actions ol Coimhlln and similar event ss
to the newspaper. Woodruff, thn Cap
tain said, had III hi latest "confession"
declared that Uvtecllvs Cvugliliu wo the
man who hired him to drive him to tho
".Maj." Sampson, a gambler, was tho
next witness nud repented his stoiy that
Comihliil ouco tried to hire him to "slug"
The day closed with testimony tending
to corroborate Sampson by ono of Iho hit
ter's associates, "Hilly" l'ynii.
1.. It. Bucklev, Captain of Clnn-na-Gael
Guards, was subjected to a rigorous sweat
ItW process tonight In private by Chief of
Police Hubbard nnd Coroner Hertz. Cnpt.
lluckley was afterward driven nway in it
carriage with Chief Hubbard. Thn'Clan-nn-G.'iel
Guards is n local independent
military company, well nrmcd nnd uni
formed, which ba-i often appealed iu pa
rades iu Chicago. The majority, if not
all of thn members, nro Irishmen or sous
WUITK UlVttlt moa uttUOIDKiid
Hold Their Annual Moetlnpt and Elect
Olllcer for tlio Your.
Perlnl Ptspatch to The An'ul,
Nkwi-oiit, Aik., Juno 4. Tho White
IJiver Valley Sloik Breeders' Association
hold its annual election of officers nt the
I'nitod State Kxporiincntal Farm near
NcwKrt today, Tho meeting was very
largely attended by representatives, farm
er and stock breeders of Jackson und ad
joining counties, Lancelot Minor was
elected president; It. M. Ijilid, ofAu
vergne, vice-president; J. J. Flu
biff, of Newport, re-elected secretary;
l' A. Shatlner, of Wrldon, Ireas
urer; Cupt. J. C. McGuire, af Independ
ence Couulv; Isaac Goldman and M. I.
Itobinson, of Jseksoa County, llo ird of
I i rectors. This ussiN'iiilion was nrganir.ed
three years ago, uud now numbers ns its
members all the most successful farmers
and stockbreeder in North Arkansas.
It Influence bus betn felt in stock
breeding all over the State. Through lis
efforts uii experimental farm lias ls-en es
tablished one mile from Newport. On
this farm tho I'liitcd States Government
is now experimenting with forty varieties
of unlive grasses. Ihn association has
also completed tho I! met ouo-mde lace
truck in the Slate.
TUB Ji.UEH HUmt CASS.
Th Oovernor of Mississippi Withdraws
the Kaqiitsltton for lllm,
Fus Inl !lial b lo 1 lie A.ssl.
Nasiivii.i.k, Teiin.,Juno 4.-iov. Iiwry,
of MisH;sippi, tohiy telegraphed Gov.
Taylor, withdrawing Iho requisition Issued
by him a few days ago for the arrest and
n't urn ol James Bush, tho negro urrested
at Memphis, to which city he had gone
with l.ula Murpbree, a whilo girl from
Tallahatchie Couulv. Tho Governor of
Mm-isiippi oked Biiih' cxlrudition on a
charge of larceny of gsds, but lludi's in
lornej staled lo the Governor of Tennes
s v that their client was wanted in Missis
sippi that ho Plight be lynched. Tin y said
ho wss not guiily of sbdiietioti, hut bad
in led iiinlcr luslriii lions from Miss Mur
pbree's brother, who nsiles in AiIhii-.h,
ami who duo led Bush lo brim; the girl
tbero in ordor that she mibt no longer bo
umli r Iho tldblence of a ceitain n l itive.
Gov. Tnvbsf bad not decided wbst net ion
he would tako when a lidegrum from Gov.
Jowry withdniwiu the reouisiiiiui. Put
ussiguiug no h'jsoii I Inn for, look the i.iso
out of Ins liainls
WAsniMifox, Juno 4. Tim Picideiit
msde the following nppoiiiliuenls today:
To Ih receiver of public moneys - John
T. Cat 1 1 ii, of Monluii.i, al Itozeman, M. I'.;
James J. I'oI.hi, of New Mexico, nt lais
Clll'TS, N. M. To lm n gislcrs of bin I ol
liiis. -I rank F Hal twin, ol Colorado, nt
I'll dilo, Col.; I. ldy I', l cuis, of Montana,
ut BoriMiiuii, M. 1'.
A I Ira al lUtaaslila, Ark.
S- lal Pisil h lo 1 ha Apisral.
NswiuuT, Ark., June 4. lir broke
out III the rVii'ird printing establishment ut
Batekvillo this morning. The citizens
turned out, ami so effecdvo was their
work thai the Hi mo went so-m under
control. The Ibe ong.nated ill the b uler
room. L'nalilo lo le.uii the lots or insur
ance. Aaj I alorlaniala ArrlJral.
Fss at li -i- t- U Iu lh Aims', I.
N isiivii.u:, Teiin., June 4. Thoo. Har
ris, Sr., one of Iho ohhwl and miwt proiul-
lient farmer of Lincoln County, wss fatally
wounded near I avetlcG.l.t lust eveiiinrf.
A mowing bin In Iwtig in bis hiU'vi inghl
in A wheel sml Ihn blade strut k him iu the
tin out. He is eighty years old.
Ike Stlalr'a lanrni far !.
Hss ii ateli M 1 lia A s-sl.
N a-iimi I r, Teiin., June 4.- Comptroller
Alb n stated toliy that corrcsts.n h in o
with ci'iinty ellli isls throtighoiil the Mute
led bi'ii to U'lieye that the 1st m.-ri'.-atu
lor s) sill rra. li 1 ,'I,iKsi,iksi, i,is will
giu Iriiniss. o nil Income of more thuu
t ears Altll a) aasrl'a ksffl.
Ijisoox, June 4.- Thero aro feui that
Ihn Ihitisli sieniurr liunish Prince, Cupt.
Potts, which snlcd from Sw..ti-s-a May L'H
for Moutn al, b.is loiiieli rod. 1 he coast
K'lanls st r-kihb.-rceii, Ir ian I, have pi ked
up the oi( iHMik ol the steamer, the l.itot
cutry in which wss made in May.
A Walrr fc.oul rnr UulUlln.
florist p.ti II lo 1 li A mm al.
Nasiivii.i k, Teli ii., Juno 4. A water
spout, Si'eoiiipanic.l bv coiisideriibln w iud
sud hail, did mip'li dam i.vi near G.i'.i tl.u
I'xbiv. Iho rtos worn injuieil snd liees
loin up by Ihn roils, Thn rainlall willim
twenty iiiiuules inea-ured one inch.
- - - a. -
1 hr Itralilwaual Iraubla.
ItiMiiotiHip, III., J ii no 4. A notice was
p. si o'd at lh ollic of tho Cbii aR i rind
Wiliiiin-jtori oal loiiipanv vrsterdav an
nouncing that tlio mines would Is i1om
lor sn indeliuiln lime, sud notifying all
men having tools in the shaft to lake them
Iks Orlaj In Ik Halls.
Th k Aiirn 1 Informed by Mr. Ben
ton, the Superintendent of Mail at Ihn
Memphis iHisloflhe. lint all Now lork
mails wlm II h it here Wednesday nkdit
are water hound iu Pennsylvania and cin-
mil Ixi forwarded or returned, ou account
of Ibe II to Is and washout.
I ni l'-Vll.l r.. tit., June 4 -llhsr rhtni. with
u I ,i . in. ii- nn ilia talis, ami II leul liu lm la
II, i . nil. nisiilirr rlrar sail csil.
KMI HKI.I AXS, la., Jim i-Wilor rlrsr
Mil oui. AimvJ. Olluwr sul lwr."s, ku
...VhVlllir tn.t IllMA J IM M 11 L.d S
lie le siii'l ii.li. Waal'ier t-tisir.
l is. N A 1 1 o . June . lllver j; its.'! auj lit-
Wi'.it. i'l i l iil I.
I A 1 10 1. III. Juii 4 -ItlvarT hs.ll hiiskss and
(si Hi v WeslUl UwuU susl wuL
TIIE TRIAL BEGINS.
Tho Rising Sun Tragedy Revived,
It Is Bolnjf Conducted by tho Court
Tho Attornoys for Both 8idos Oot
Into a Llvoly Squabble.
Tho Point Ilnisod Is, Who Shall Bo
First Triod for tho Killing.
After Much IJonted Discussion and the
Filing- of Dili of Exception, tbe
Jud.ro OocUloa That Wbltworta
Blmll KlrHt Us Tried.
fW!ut Mknlih to Tho Apis-iil.
Giikknvii.i .n, Miss., Juno 4. The trial
of S. 11. Whitworth, J. W. Hoskiiu and
Kim McLean, for the Hieing Sun killing,
wits commenced hero today before Judge
Winston, of the Circuit Court Tho Slate
was reptesentcd by Histriet Attorney
Parish; .Messis. Ku-li A tiardncr, of
Greenwood; lliMiker A Wilson, of taxing
t in; Wynn, Thomas A Grilllii, of Green
ville, for the defense. Tho following p
pcaied: Judge Hiram Cassidy, of Brook
haven; Capt. liwyn, of la-xiuglon; Col.
Nelson, ol Woodvitle; Messrs. a It. Cole
man and W. S. Hurry, of Greenville; J.
M. Liddoll, of Greenwood; J. M. Jayue,
Isaac Schlossiugor nnd II. Wutson, ol
Tho court-room was crow led, every
available scat Isdng occupied, and many
wero iiuabl to obtain admission. Wheu
tho court called the Stale against 8. II.
Whitworth und others, counsel for Ibe .Stale
announced lh ihm-Ivcs ready. Tho court
stated that a severance bad been demanded
as regard Hosliu.
The defense demanded if thn Stain was
ready ns regards all the prisoners. They
State said thev were ready as n-iranU
Whitworth and McU'uu. Judge Cussidy, ,
O the defense, deuiandrd Iriul for llos
kins, claiinlng priority for him as the llrst
ready ou the severauce. Tho Slate claimed
Iho right of election uud rccutcd their
ri-.ili.iess to iry Whitworth and
Mi I, an. Thn court denied tho re
ipiest of the deleiis.', who lhereilol look
a spi i nil bill ol e. options to the ruling,
uiinoiinced their rendiiiess for a trial of
Whitworth sud Mcla-un, and demanded a
severmiiv. The Stale el -clod to try Whit
woilh Hist uud ili'Uisii.h d a special vcuiro.
The Imix haulm been brought Into court,
liny names worn drawn out an I tint Slier
ill wss oidervd to servo notice at once,
After consultation with tho counsel oa
lint W stiti.A aii.i iii Ki....i.r ii... .
" . ... ,I,I ,
otderi'd the venire returnable nt 10 o'clock
a.m., Ind iy. Then fulloMcd ome sharp
spsiniiif lalMeen Ihn I'ollll-el us levari Is
llinrsa.'s n.viinsl llo-kms snd M lx-an.
'Iho Siam had evidenily ileti ruiiu sj to
try hitworih liist. while Ihn d.v.
lei iso smiiui.ii.lv tibii'cl'd to tha
iloleiiiion ol the otlur two piisoner
or nil nidi Ibnlo time awaiting Iho result
if Who itnrlli'a fUm. MS J !.... fV.al.lrf
raiil Ihn di fonae diid the Mute for each
Ir.lll lo Ih aeltlil aa fr mm i...l.l.. IV.
- " ' ...... www
are n il ly lo try II oak Ins now, or if a spe
cial ii'ii iv is il. sireii l.y Hi State let II be
k no-Ail now tho,atn tiiioiig'i.
Mr. Wilson uud Judge Wvnn objected
lo the iliuuiiig of the venire then and
thrra llj. nil 1111 1 1 kas l..f.n 1... ..-..at a..
opportiiuily of invest. gating tho liuiue.
1 1 i ...i i . . . i .
in-1 uui i iieriiiii'o ii, n't nn, venire i
drawn mini il could rcaKoiiahly csh ulato
li.ui 1 1 ... t, ...... 1. 1 I.. .......1..1 .'i.
i lia ih'leiiso liiod a siH'cial bill of cxil'l-
A similar Sirmemelit followml ss roimrds
Mi Is nn and It n ifsiiia u.her nuralu in.
il;i ton Ills cgiiii't itp,kiiis sud lela-sn III
u lileh u revertat assitiMiiuiiili..! '11m StuOfe
inniiinl il that it would rrquire a secial
i'.-llir.. Ol ,...1. . ..kM Hit. I I . M ll.A U
.- ...... ... .. , ..r. , n . ,,V IC"
poro d its rul.iig Jiiilgo Cassidy cuiiliuucd
i.. in., i.;.
II is proli.ilile Hint the case sirainst R. II.
W li.lWiirih will iM-enriv nliuui oin., .lava
floiil Mild iiicludliij I ridsv. thrro Im-kiit
oer pal wi.iiesaia, Tina, Willi tho other
trial", w ill consume the remainder of lh
term, nud ttastul t rui will uinloubledly
be in cessary in order to comjilete the
J. I. Jn..aaah
H I,. I lli.gsit.il III Ilia A .l.
Ji ks.iv, Teiin., Juno 4 J. F. Jack-
sou a prominent (sruier of this couuty,
unda iirothcr of Gen. William II. Jack
son nnd Jude Howell K. Jut ksoti, of
itli vi 1 !. ilicil ot aiMioluxy at Ins horns
live mile west of this city yesterday.
l.rrull I aarl a.aaa.
S .. inl p... .li Ii lu 1l. e sL
Coii win a, Miss., June t. -Circuit Court
coiiyciii'd beiu yesterday, Judge L, U,
Thociwl dis set is very heavy and w ill
bar My ls completed at thi term. Th
triiiinial dockil is very lijit.
Advices reeelyod today from Walker .
County repoit a tbiealrned strike among
the coal miners there. I lu millers held a
mass IH' Otiiw yctetdav to decide whether
or no. tin y would woik. at the reduction
tii.v lo known t atiirday, which amounted
lo i cut per Imi on forked, and I'.')
cents on shovel coal. Have not betm able
lo le.it u ai yet what wo tho result of th
Ilia J sUNIh Male tlx as (law.
Torr, Kaa., June 4. The resrga
liieut ol Iho Wit bibl jobbing rale question
began si !f HUo'clm k this afieruoon bofor
the Male li iilwar CoiuiUisiio'i. The aea
crul maunder snd traffic iiiaun.'er of th
railwsysol the Slate an- pr. suit, also repre
sentatives from Wichita, Tupcka, la-svco
worth, Fori Sootl, iimimria, tiieat HeiiJ,
Saliiu and other luwu which aro allvctv I
by the question.
lalu ol a Jaial Aaaorlallaa.
ClilfAdo, III., Juno 4.-Kpieenlallve
of tho.brakiiiien' llremen', nd switch
men' brolheihood of th l uited Slate
met in lei-ret ivssioii In re to.luy for th
pnrs- of f. ruling a joint association.
Alter son e d k iisaioii a romuuttet'. ws
appointed loiIr..ft a plan of consolidation,
and Ibe coiilcreiieo adjocrned till tin
awning, pending the completion of U